I’d like to have this baby now

Works For Me Wednesday
BACKWARDS Edition

I just couldn’t resist…
Nine months of the baby belly; I’m ready to try just about anything! Walking hasn’t worked. Neither has “quality time” with hubby. With my last pregnancy someone told me drink raspberry tea… that didn’t work either. Any suggestions? I’d like have this baby now… should I stand on my head while eating a banana or something? Any advice. (This post is mainly for fun, but I just might try a couple ideas if you’ve got em.)
*Note* I know… the baby will come when it comes. Even though I’d sure like to, I know there is nothing I can do to change the date that God has already ordained. But… who’s to say His plan doesn’t include a Reese’s PB cup, spicy food, a labor shake or a box of Mac n Cheese (seriously, the whole box!). And yes, in the end… these sleepless nights (I was up at 2:30 am and then from 4:00 to nearly 6:00 am), uncomfortable waddling and please don’t ask me to get up after I’ve sat plopped myself down… it’s all worth it.

Published by Tiffanie Lloyd

I am a detail-oriented and energetic multi-tasker traveling at the side of my best friend, and momma to eight amazing kids. God has gifted me with creativity; I'm an entrepreneur, writer, and photographer with a passion for women's health, particularity in childbirth. I'm a Parenting and Childbirth Educator, Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor, and working toward certification as a Holistic Nutritionist. Thanks for stoping by! Be sure to check out my archives, and sign up for notifications about new posts!

25 thoughts on “I’d like to have this baby now

  1. MY DR TOLD ME TO STIMULATE MY BREASTS AND THAT WOULD BRING CONTRACTIONS. MAYBE YOUR HUSBAND WOULD BE WILLING TO HELP OUT HERE?!

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  2. Since I heard this one last night on TV and since wrote a blog post about babies in the news and the awfull things that people can do to babies (http://gerthough.com/personal/baby-things), I was looking around for blogs that shine out love for babies – so here goes…Somewhere it was seen that the Spanish could not bare children. They did however got miscarriages. I cannot remember where it was as I just walked in on the program.But these spanish people only started to bare children after about 50 odd years.The reason – they were living high up in the mountains where the air was to thin.So I told my wife last night we have to start using my mom’s – what ever you call the thing – it gives off oxygen in your bath.She better start using it as she is also in the same hurried mood about out twins arrival. 🙂 We like to kid about the time when she will fall pregnant, that she wiull bare twins. Would that be nice or what?

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  3. A lady I know said to eat KFC and then go swing in the park!Congratulations!! You’ll be more comfortable and getting less sleep in not time!

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  4. I have been there. 3 times. Please benefit where others (I) have stumbled. Castor Oil is NOT for you. For anyone. No nonononono. Mac & Cheese will give you the opposite effect, which ups your chances of …you know, passing it on the table. But HEY, it Happens to darn near everyone. Just saying, if you want to lower those chances, don't get yourself constipated now. I have heard that (gently!) bumping down the stairs is effective. I also know pregnant women can't always have massages because there are certain stress points that are known to induce labor. Do Not Attempt To Find Them On Your Own, you can bring yourself into some nasty strong contractions that don't really lead to Baby Day. I begged my doctor to strip my membranes and within 24-48 hours real labor started. Hang in there, your baby is worth it. I've seen some itty-bitty premies whose mamas wish they could have stayed inside days, weeks, months, even hours longer. God does most of His best work in 40's. Blessings, Whitney

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  5. I’m a midwife and my first daughter was– I kid you not– four weeks late. Now, you can talk about mis-calculated dates all you like, but when you tell a woman her due date is 8-21 and the baby doesn’t come till 9-21, that’s a month late in my book.ANyhoo… I’m just responding to tell you to be veeery careful with castor oil. I recommend that you not take it at all unless under the supervision of a dr or midwife. I took it with baby #1 and had a sever allergic reaction and a really tough labor.A safer alternative (more gentle and less direct) is to buy some Evening Primrose Oil capsules (from Walmart) and use several as a vaginal suppository each night. You can also take it orally.Good luck!!

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  6. Your little one will come when God has already preordained for him or her to arrive!!So, my advice to you is to enjoy these last few days and relax. Do something fun with your kiddos.My last one was late, and remember I was walking around 5 cm. dilated for the entire last month. I’ll keep you in my prayers for a quick and safe delivery when your little one is ready to meet the world.Beth

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  7. Hope it goes well for you! I’ve tried it all (except castor oil, no thank you!) and nothing has really worked for me (except pitocin!).I had my fourth almost one year ago, and I thought that baby would never come! Something about having all those other children to care for and knowing the exhaustion coming up ahead… it does seem like worrying is counter-productive but hard to avoid. God bless you and your new baby.

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  8. This one may be a bit crazy, but scrub the floor by hand. Our midwife told me that and it seems to work. Something about being on your hands and knees for awhile helps. Plus, you end up with a clean floor!

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  9. 2 to 4 ounces of castor oil will send you to the potty for a while but afterward you will go into labor. Make sure you’re packed and ready for the hospital and then take it. It’s worked for me twice… but only do it if you’re due or late! 🙂

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  10. My first two were both two weeks late. I tried EVERYTHING. Everything that’s been listed here and more besides. Even really spicy food, acupuncture and reflexology. I walked more than Forrest Gump ran. I had sex. I drank all kinds of nasty concoctions. Had the membranes stripped. Nada. The baby will not come until they’re ready, no matter what you do. I do have one tip that might help. If there is anything at all stressing you out, get rid of it. My MIL is one of my biggest stressors, and with both the first two she came for an extended visit around my due date, and spent the visit criticizing me and ordering me around. Both times, contractions began as soon as we dropped her off at the airport, I’m not even kidding. This time she’s not planning to come until after the baby’s born. (Yay me.)

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  11. I was 4 days overdue with my last one and her is what worked for me… from my doulalabor shake1 egg1pint of ice cream (chocolate!!!)2oz castor oilblend it up, add milk if needed (for consistency)It did not taste bad, but I did spend a whole lot of time in the potty… which is an icky thing. But… it worked. I drank the shake at 8am and Emma came around 7 that night! Good luck! Alicia

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  12. First time for me it was spicy split pea soup and half a glass of red wine. The second time I downed a castor oil/OJ shot (completely disgusting). It can also be very unpleasant and potentially bad for the baby- a quick labor is not always great. My friend who did this had her baby in 3 hours but was still stuck on the toilet 5 hours later. It didn’t do much for me, except upset my stomach. I know you DO NOT want to hear this, but the baby will come when it’s ready. They just guess about due dates- yours’ could still be a bit off. And remember as long as the baby’s in there, it’s not crying!

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  13. I just read somewhere that Kraft Mac and Cheese with A-1. I couldn’t copy the link, so here is the text.I just got an email from my nephew with a recipe to induce labor. It seems there is a talk show host in Orlando that has come upon a food that he swears induces labor. He says it has worked for his wife twice… and there are several listeners who have called in over the years to say that, coincidence or not, his remedy worked like a charm. The recipe sounds weird, but not entirely unappetizing: Eat one box of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese with A-1 Steak sauce to taste (but don’t skimp on the A-1). The expectant mother will go into labor within 24 hours. This only works on “past-due” situations and the woman must eat the entire box of mac and cheese (sans the box).Good luck!

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  14. Hi Tiffanie, Just a few more days to go! I am excited for you. Will be praying for you and baby. May God grant a safe and smooth delivery. Do take care and know that you are kept in prayers 🙂 With hugs and prayers.

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  15. Gently bouncing on a mini-tramp threw me into labor. My midwife explained why it worked scientifically, but I was too pregnant and then not pregnant to care. It just worked! (I’m obviously a big picture person.)

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  16. Sounds bizarre, but try eating a bag of mini Reese’s PB cups or 8 big ones…we’ve tested the thepry partner a forum I’m on, and it seems to work about 75% of the time!

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