Tuesday, October 23, 2007

So, we went on strike today.

We were supposed to meet with yet another doc at Mt. Sinai this morning when my midwife called me at 7:00 am and said: "You're not really into another round of induction are you?" to which my stubborn, bruised cervix assertively replied "No."

After meeting our midwife at her office for a non stress test (which showed once again that our baby is not under any stress), we took the rest of the day off to recover....at the Mac store....where we were almost woo'd by the land of Apple.

Dear lord, women this pregnant should not be allowed to play around with iPhoto and Photoshop. I can't be sure but there may be a picture of my enormous belly with my stretchmarks photoshopped to say "Bite Me!" left on one of the MacBooks - if you find the picture I'll give you my first born!

Nor should we be allowed to play with new shiny, pretty new 8 Gig Nanos...

Thank you all for the lovely thoughts. We're doing fine, the bubsy is great and our midwife is rocking our world. It's the rest of the world that we have to answer to that seem to be freaking out - there is one great OB that we worked with that is totally onside with us, we're trying to find out when he's on the floor again before we "re-engage".

It takes a lot of our very limited energy to cope with the hospital,stay positive and strong. The past day and a half have been spent replenishing both of our stores of patience, energy and faith in ourselves. It's been fabulous.

22 comments:

aviva said...

You're amazing Jen and your child is going to be amazing too.

Kelly said...

Push 'em out, shove 'em out, waaaay out!

Rachel H said...

Dude, the patience and energy flagging I totally understand. But the faith in yourselves? Never. You and J have been handling these last few weeks with grace and humour and a wonderful togetherness. You guys rock. That's one hell of a lucky (if stubborn) baby you've got there.

mjm knitting said...

sounds like the bun wants to be a halloween baby. :-)

rams said...

Which means he'd have to be Jacko...
(There's induction, and then there's induction -- if cervix-twiddling doesn't work, bring on the bad jokes...)

m&a said...

Ahh, it's good to hear you on top of your game again. Rest does wonders, but so does a new computer :)

Craftygrrrl said...

Wow freakin' WOW! I love it that your kid has basically flipped off the Drs!

Take care and let me know if you need anything.

Dr. Steph said...

You didn't get a printout of the stretch marks?!

I'm glad to hear you're still the same old Jenn (but just a little bit cranky).

Best to you and J and babe.

Kim said...

Anyone who really cares about you should only care that you and the baby are healthy. And I'm so glad that you both are doing soooooo well!

Sandi Purl said...

you go! thanks for the updates. i love it! xo

tapeheads said...

The only helpful thing my OB-Gyn said: They all eventually come out in the end.

fibersnob said...

Good things come to those who wait.

Kim said...

Hey Jen...something I can offer you. I'm a Reiki practioner, and if a treatment would help, I'd love to. Email me and we'll set it up (indigodragonfly.K@gmail.com).

Kim said...

Hey Jen...something I can offer you. I'm a Reiki practioner, and if a treatment would help, I'd love to. Email me and we'll set it up (indigodragonfly.K@gmail.com).

Carol said...

Yeah, apparently bun has ideas about independance. Or not, as the case may be. And no doctor is going to make a difference!

Sophia said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! The improv grapevine is particularly fruity this day!

xoxo

Your bun, it has a flavour!

much love to you all!

Angie said...

Are you kidding me? No baby yet? That child needs to pay uterus rent!!!!

alyson said...

CONGRATULATIONS to you and Jason, and of course the little one - happy hibernator. Look so forward to getting to meet and hope you are doing well. Love you!

denny said...

cheers girlfriend.Let the milk flow.

meghan said...

Congrats!!! I can't wait to see pictures. How wonderful, to be holding your baby in your arms :)

rams said...

Word is out (bless Rachel H.) Good work, l'il mama. On to the fourth trimester.

Lindy said...

Congratulations, Jen. Baby finally decided to brace her presence for knitterly love. Can't wait to see you both.