I'm still here.
Made a long overdue bedskirt.
Went to lunch with my mom and Cloves.
Sorted through everyone's clothes drawers.
All of which feels good, like a deep cleansing breath.
Pushing 41 weeks, my midwife assured me today that I wouldn't need to be induced. I believe her and always leave calmer. How I love those women. My women, I like to say. I think the only suggestion I haven't tried is strawberry pie to induce labor.
That might be next.
yay! some pictures!ReplyDelete
and yum, I want strawberry pie too.
See, now strawberry pie sounds like such a civilized, sensible thing to try! Much better than intensive cleaning, or long walks! Hope it works!ReplyDelete
you're beautiful ! but I know how it feels when each day should be the last of this "elephantness" !ReplyDelete
take care of you !
baby definitely looks LOOOOOW in your belly, so hopefully he/she decides to come on out to meet the sisters very soon! midwives are the best. take care!ReplyDelete
Well, you look fantastic and you have a good attitude. That is impressive. I have never gone over 40 weeks, but I am still always so impatient, even two weeks before my official due date. You are a rock. Good luck!ReplyDelete
well don't you look pretty?!ReplyDelete
I truly had to google bedskirt, I thought it might be a pyjama top :/ good luck!
You are so precious! Wishing you a happy and healthy waiting period before Baby Dill #6 arrives. Thank you for sharing your picture with us. I recall not wanting a whole lot of pictures taken of me near the end, but now I wish I had them. Enjoy your strawberry pie...ReplyDelete
Oh Gosh, I can't believe how great you look! My daughter was 5 days past the due date and I was like a zombie those last 2 weeks. Of course, the morning I was scheduled for induction my water broke while I was getting dressed for the hospital. I always feel like the most stubborn ones are girls, but I still have my fingers crossed that it'll be a boy! Good Luck!ReplyDelete
I don't know how you can stand the anticipation of not knowing if it's a he or she in there!!!ReplyDelete
What a lovely midwife you have, I am so glad that she has an attitude that makes you feel calm and happy, as you should be about a birth :)ReplyDelete
I'm so excited to see this baby! been checking in many many time a day. Hang in there, I was 25 days late, when baby is ready baby is ready!ReplyDelete
so pretty!!! I love the last one :-)ReplyDelete
That baby is LOW...it'll be here any minute! Best of luck!ReplyDelete
Oh, can I take a guess? I guess the baby will come during the weekend! I'm with everyone who said the baby looks low... =DReplyDelete
And you look BEAUTIFUL!!
Everytime I see you've updated your blog, I think it's your baby dill coming! ^^
I have no sugestions to induce labor. All the ones I know you've tryed.
Wishing all the best for you! May God bless your family with a rosie healthy little cute baby, coming through a happy, awesome and peacefull birth!
Many hugs from Brazil!
Hang in there....waiting is so hard sometimes....but the strawberry pie sounds like a good and yummy solution! Crossing my fingers that it works!ReplyDelete
If I looked as gorgeous & relaxed as you do at 41 weeks I'd be over the moon! Good luck for the weekend. Give those girls of yours an extra hug.ReplyDelete
thank you for your pic updates. you look grand. like thin and very pregnant. plenty room for strawberry pie.ReplyDelete
The strawberry pie thing is so funny because it worked for me and my mom. My mom ate strawberry rhubarb pie before each one of her 7 kids was born. And I did before both of my girls (though the last one was just strawberry because I couldn't find rhubarb in Japan where we live).ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing those beautiful pics. Honestly, I just love the beauty and shape of pregnancy. It's a special time, even though it can get rather long...ReplyDelete
Hang in there! I went 10 days over with my first, SEVENTEEN DAYS overdue on my second [if you went by the date of the LMP.] My midwife just had to remind me that pregnancy is not a permanent condition, even though it sooo seems like it. It's wonderful you have such a great midwife who isn't pressuring you!ReplyDelete
Strawberry pie sounds delicious... I'm going to have to try that next time around!
Brandon and I are so excited for you and Ryan. I can't believe it!.....We started having babies at the same time, and you're at #6. You must be an amazing mom. Tell Ryan "Hi" for us.ReplyDelete
Baby looks super low! I bet that little love bug will come without an induction too! Good luck!ReplyDelete
have you tried acupuncture? i'm a doula and i also go to almost 42 weeks with my babies. i tried acupuncture several times and the last time i went they did electric stim with it. (sounds scary, it's not.) i started contracting on the table, came home and thought it was probably just braxton hicks contractions, then they were 3 min apart. my midwife and doula told me to get to the hospital. i had my baby 45 minutes after getting to the hospital. i have a family history of precipitous birth, but i do believe the acupuncture helped get things started.ReplyDelete
You are gorgeous! Maybe I will have a piece of strawberry pie, also. It couldn't hurt!!ReplyDelete
You look AMAZING ... baby dill is probably holding on inside for dear life to keep us all in suspense... hope all goes well and soon! take care xoReplyDelete
Its tough waiting....waiting...
Ditto to what Your midwife said.
You know me and the special spot in my heart for being "with woman".
Breakin out the serious birth vibes.
Oh Katy! It's tough when that due date comes and goes-especially when you are waiting to find out the sex! So excited for you.ReplyDelete
Come on Baby Dill!! I seriously check your blog about 12 times a day hoping that a baby has been born. haha! You look beautiful in those pictures. Thanks for the update :0)ReplyDelete
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Have you had a good foot massage? Something every pregnant lady needs...and it can jumpstart labor. I don't wish you any more past your due date but how cool would it be to have your baby on labor day. Would definitely bring some different memories with it each year. :) You look gorgeous! Can't wait for the big news!ReplyDelete
try drinking fresh coconut water. :)ReplyDelete
You're so pretty on your preggy photos.ReplyDelete
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Hurry up Baby Dill! I am so excited to see you and find out who you are and what your name will be :). In that last picture you look like you are thinking the same thing hehe xoxReplyDelete
Nice and beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing! This sweet baby Dill knows how to keep the suspense at a high level ;)ReplyDelete
So as everyone is wondering when and wether if it is a boy or a girl I'm gonna take a guess as well: this pretty boy will be with us on September 6th.
Take care and all the best from Austria,
praying all goes well for you...can't wait to "meet" baby dill #6 :)ReplyDelete
Well, at least you know it can't be THAT much longer... though I've been there and it does seem like each day during those last weeks seems like a lifetime. Baby Dill will be here soon though because it looks like the baby is lower than the last photos, so it can't be that much longer. There is progress being made! Take care and good luck!ReplyDelete
Ginger root tea with a little sugar brought my daugher into the world! A Puerto Rican friend recommended it; apparently its the Latin American version of castor oil. :)ReplyDelete
I think we are all pretty excited about this baby!!!!! What a beautiful mommy you are !!!! It will be soon....that is for sure......xxxx's from seaview cottage!!!!!!ReplyDelete
You look amazing! It's so difficult to be over due, but your body knows what to do. I went 41w1d. :)ReplyDelete
Hang in there, Katy! We had our baby on Wednesday, just a few days over 40 weeks and our little BOY (we were so surprised!!) weighed 9 pounds!! I hope you don't have to push out an 11-pounder! Best of luck to you!!ReplyDelete
You are beautiful! Love the shots, and good luck. Maybe this weekend!ReplyDelete
OH your tummy is just so cute! SO glad for the photos!ReplyDelete
You could try cleaning your carpets...that's what started labor for me;)
There's an old Victorian saying that castor oil helps induce labor. I personally wouldn't want to try this method, but I'll leave it to you!ReplyDelete
Everyday I scan my google reader for your update. When it's not there, I think: today is the day!! I can't wait to see the newest baby Dill's eyes - i'm sure they will be every bit as gorgeous as the other 5 sets! Praying for a wonderful delivery and speedy recovery (thus ensuring a quick blog update complete with tons of photos of the baby and his/her sisters) Take CareReplyDelete
Raspberry leaf tea- works for me!ReplyDelete
Best of luck xxx
Labor Day is a good day to have a baby! I bet baby is born on Monday! :)ReplyDelete
Hello! Just over from Whatever. I was overdue and my doctor suggested Raspberry Leaf tea. It did the trick - a day and a half later I went into labor. I didn't drink a lot either - just three cups maybe. Found it at the health food store. Just make sure it is Raspberry Leaf not just Raspberry.ReplyDelete
If my hindsight helps at all...I just had my 5th and last baby 3 weeks ago. My other kids were all early and even though my due date came and went (with no baby) I held out in hopes of a beautiful, natural birth like I had with my last two. Well, due to various circumstances, I got induced at 41 weeks. I cried for days afterward as it was not the experience I had in mind for my last birth. So, as excruciating as each day past that due date feels, hang in there! I wish I would have.ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see this little baby. Good luck! :)
You look great. I love reading your baby updates and can't wait to hear your brand new baby updates :)ReplyDelete
And I loved my midwife. She was amazing made my birthing experience so nice and empowering.
Hi Katy- Overdue children for me has always been such a delicate subject. Maybe you've already tried this - I only did once, with my last, and wish I'd done so the other 3 times before. My doctor's nurse suggested Evening Primrose Oil. I nodded, yes, yes, I've been taking it for the last month or so. She looked me in the eye and very quietly and discreetly said "No, ON your husband." I blushed, stammered and went straight home. The next morning I was in labor. At 3 days early, he was still 9'10", but I'm thankful he wasn't two weeks late like his brother before. Love to you.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for the update! Been curious :) Here's hoping that Labor Day has a new meaning for ya' real soon! You look fab BTW!ReplyDelete
I've been a bit behind in your posts, but finally caught and at last! An update and a pic! I'm so glad you posted it. I don't know if you feel this way, but I have to just tell you - you look beautiful! I send all my hopes and wishes that you'll soon deliver!ReplyDelete
Soon! Hang in there!ReplyDelete
And aren't midwives the best for calming?
You look great! My aunt used to swear by eating a spaghetti dinner as a way to induce labor. She has 2 kids and it worked with both. Best wishes!ReplyDelete
hope your doing well. Can't wait to see if it's another girl or not. I have four girls and love every minute of it! Good luck to you.ReplyDelete
Hi! I'm a perfect stranger hear, but I must say the anticipation is killing me! I'm so happy for you...it' a win-win situation with either a boy or girl. Congrats! Wishing you a smooth, peaceful labor.ReplyDelete
You are such a beautiful pregnant woman!ReplyDelete
With my last baby, as the due date approached, I was constantly thinking about how I would never do "this" again. I was kind of sad :(
He's 2 1/2 now, and most days he makes me very happy I will not have to do two again!
You look fabulous!ReplyDelete
With my first, I think it was the wonderful bbq-ed steak dinner that got my labour started. I had read that a high fat meal can make blood vessels quiver/contract so thought it might work for the uterus too :)
Try digging in the yard. Extensive Show Shoveling induced labour for my mum when she was pregnant with my sister. It was a month early though, so not quite ideal for her but in your case..ReplyDelete