So here we are, about 11 days past due. Apparently little Addison has very little interest in coming out into the world...ha. I had another midwife appointment yesterday, and overall, I'd say it went pretty well. I'm finally dilated (woohoo!!), and after going in to get a sonogram, baby boy is doing great. Here's the thing, according to the sonogram, he's about 10 1/2 pounds!!! Now, everyone has informed me that sonograms are incredibly in-accurate at this stage. So there's a good chance he isn't weighing that much (although it really kinda feels like he is...ha). Both our midwife and the sonogram technician thought he was at least 9lbs, so still a biggin. They've gone ahead and scheduled an induction for next Monday, the 29th at 9pm. At this point, it really has felt like this baby is never coming out, so to actually see a an end in site, less then a week away is kinda crazy. Ultimately though, best case scenario is for me to go into labor all myself...hence, the cocktail!
We saw Sojale (I have no idea how to spell her name...ha) yesterday, and she recommended an interesting cocktail to possibly help speed the process up...and yes, it involves castor oil!! I've NEVER had any intention of drinking castor oil, cause I have heard how much it just plain wrecks you, but at this point, I'm willing to try anything....so here's the cocktail:
4 Tbl Almond Butter
4 Tbl Castor Oil
Glass of Champagne
I gathered my ingredients yesterday, and am ready to get this show on the road!