Let’s get this show on the road

Two days til our due date. Midwife thinks I’m in it for the long haul but I’m determined to not be pregnant for another two weeks. And where there’s a will there’s a way.

We’ve eaten spicy food every night this week. Though, due to the heartburn, I haven’t eaten anything remotely spicy in over 6 months. So last weekend, diving in as my usual spice-loving self wasn’t so wise – I thought my tongue was bleeding as I sat hugging the carton of milk.

Bouncing on my birth ball for about two hours a day. We’ve been for nearly a two hour walk round our local park today. Estimated about 3 miles.

Apparently pineapple helps too. But you have to eat at least 6 fresh pineapples. Which is rather a lot. And I don’t like pineapple.

Also on the list is half a teaspoon of caster oil if you’re overdue, blowing up balloons (?!), nipple stimulation (ooh err!) & good old fashioned sex. (Midwife says girl on top is best; your man acts like a membrane sweep…)

They also say to wear your best knickers. Because Sod’s law means your waters will break.

My hands & feet are swollen & blotchy today, which is highly attractive. Hopefully this is a good sign that I’ve started retaining more water & birth is imminent…

Watch this space…

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