Posted on April 1, 2012
A Little One: Stubborn, Lazy or Cautious?
This little baby is already a week late. It’s hard waiting for him. We’re ready to have our little boy in our arms now.
The nurses say the average for a first birth is 8 days late, so by that metric he’s right on time.
Serene has been having contractions every night, from 30 minutes apart to 8 minutes apart. She hasn’t had a good night’s sleep in a week. After a week of these Braxton-Hicks contractions, we’re wondering if we’ll even recognize it when true labor starts.
There are all kinds of suggestions on the internet for how to encourage labor to start. We’ve tried many of them, but some of them just seem too crazy to be real. Drinking a glass of orange juice? Really? That just sounds coincidental to me.
Doctor Schmitz said if he goes over 2 weeks late they’ll induce, but she’d rather let him arrive in his own time.