Monday, May 30, 2011

one week left... or hopefully less

I'm happy to report that I have not crashed into anything this week.

Of course, I also haven't driven a car since the accident last week, but that's just a coincidence I'm sure.

Today marks week 39 of this pregnancy and baby girl continues to cook. Although I'm on high alert for any sign of impending labour, none have yet to present themselves. None. I do get Braxton Hicks contractions often, but nothing consistent and they never increase in either frequency or intensity.


Our plan is for this to be our last baby. My last pregnancy. I do honestly want to enjoy every minute of it and not try to be too anxious for it all to end. I know there will be times in the coming years where I'll get the itch and wish I could once again feel a baby move inside me. I want to cherish these last days. And other than this persistent, month-long cough that I'm dealing with, I generally feel pretty good... other than waking up several times a night to pee and the supreme effort it takes to roll over in bed (which I'm pretty sure is the closest I'll ever get to attempting a u-turn with a semi truck trailer!).

Complicating matters, however, is our trip back to Canada for our house hunting trip. We still don't have our departure date from Bogota, but we do know that our trip back home to look for a new place will be sometime in July. We'd like to be able to combine that trip with some meetings in Ottawa that the Embassy would like Peter to attend, but that will mean flying out of Bogota just four weeks after my due date. Should baby girl decide to make a late appearance, I run the risk of possibly being only three weeks postpartum when we fly. 

If we could somehow convince her to join us sometime this week, it would not only give us a larger cushion between birth and our trip home, but it will also give us more time to arrange for baby's ID, passport, etc. 

So, if you have any tried and true methods to coax babies earth side, please share!


  1. ha...i tried castor oil. it worked. but you have to be somewhat ready to go for it to really work...

    so excited for you guys! and do enjoy these last bits of time with your girl;) - you will be sharing her with the world soon enough.

  2. Talking to your baby :) Try the Hypnobabies 'Baby come out' track

  3. Craig and I had a friend who watched home movies backward (actually we all did) and they were SO FUNNY we all laughed so hard that she went into labor and had her child during the night!!!!! mmmm can you run videos backwards? Hugs, A. Dianne

  4. Like Denis said when you was pregnant with Andrew...try the spaghetti! ;)

    Elise xx

  5. No really good ideas...but praying for you! - Kristi

  6. God Bless You Amy!

  7. can't wait to "meet" you littlest sweetheart.
    can't believe these last days are here already!

    hopefully she'll come soon, but if she takes her time don't worry. seriously, the fourth is a breeze (as far as getting your bearings after.)
    i felt like myself WAY sooner after ellie than any of my other babes. 3 weeks postpartum- you'll be fiiiiine (wink, wink!)
    either way i know you'll be just fine. you are an excellent mama amy!


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