1,2,3 Strikes You’re Out!

So I was really hoping I could get this baby out today, but so far, no luck!!  My attempt to induce labor started with me unloading 5 Harcourt boxes, 2 big bags, and 2 gift baskets of “teacher crap” as hubby would call it from my car so I would have room to load up the new carseat.  No luck!

Loaded up the new carseat (still the box) and the kiddo and headed for the hospital where they were doing free carseat checks and installations- we’ve never installed a carseat, we prefer to have the experts from the local Safe Kids Coalition install them and then give them a donation.  They do such a great job to get em in there oh so tight and snug!! Well my hopes were that they would get going with the install, my water would break, and so I would just walk right inside and get admitted to labor and delivery.  Well, no luck with this attempt either!!  It took about an hour to move Mikey’s seat from the middle to the passenger side and also put the new rear facing baby seat behind the driver’s side.  As much as I love my car, my beautiful shiny eco friendly Prius, there just wasn’t room to fit 2 Britax carseats right next to eachother!!  Those carseats are the biggest safest monster carseats I know of, and oh so cool since you can use them from birth to 65 lbs.  So no kids sitting in the super safe middle of the seat, but at least they’ve got the world’s greatest carseat cushioning them! On to my next plan to get baby out.

 We headed to Centennial Hills Hospital which was having their grand opening celebrations, food, tours, and free raffles!!  So I figured we browse the vendor booths, go take a tour, have my water break, and walla- be right there in labor and delivery all ready to go.  Forget the part that they are so new that they don’t have a NICU in case something were to go wrong with baby and he’d have to be shipped out to some other hospital!!  Well after 2 hours of waiting around, eating cookies and lemonade, and touring the 2nd floor, they finally did the raffles and we won absolutely nothing!!  And no water breaking for me either.  And no free diaper bag like at the last hospital grand opening I went to!

 3 strikes and I’m out!!  I guess I shouldn’t try to take matters into my own hands.  I sure thought being so close to hospitals was perfect today, but I guess the day’s not over and he-who-has-yet-to-be-named is hanging out until his “scheduled arrival” a little later on. Oh well!  I’ll keep everyone posted as soon as we have some real excitement in the delivery department.�

4 thoughts on “1,2,3 Strikes You’re Out!

  1. I feel your pain! All my kids were late. Daphne was the latest at 9 days. UGH! I tried all kinds of things with mine, and like you, nothing worked. I think they just come out when they are good and ready. Of course there are the more “conventional” methods of castor oil or an enema. Not that I would recommend that, I’m just saying. I guess it depends on how desperate you are. 🙂

    By the way, love the new blog look!

  2. I’ve heard sex induces labor.

    My water started to leak on my due date and when I went in to the hospital they sent me home. They finally admitted me the next night when they saw that I wasn’t making it up. But then they started Pitocin, and that SUCKED, so I say just wait for it to happen on its own. What’s a few more days, really?

  3. You’re so funny. I’m sorry the plan didn’t work out. That waiting game is always the hardest. You’re gonna make it. Almost there …

    As for car seats, we took a car seat safety course before Andrew was born and this is my favorite tip to pass along since we and most people we know are clueless. (I’m not sure if your car seat is one that you take out of the car or not, but if so). The handle that is latched up to carry the car seat around, make sure it gets put down every time you go for a drive. If you get in a car accident and the handle is up, the chance of is breaking and crushing into your baby presents a not so pretty picture. So no matter how annoying it is to put it up and down every time you take the car seat out, always make sure it’s in the down position. Pass it along.

  4. I hate the waiting game. At least you have a date set in stone so you know when he is coming if he has not gotten here before then. I hate the spiciest of spicy food and thought I would die. I walked 3 miles a day as soon as they took me off bed rest did everything I was told, (besides caster oil which I am totally against) and still I had to be induced two weeks late. :O) kids are funny they come when they want too.

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