Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Sick and tired

I am due June 14th-ish. I keep thinking about how nice it will be to deliver on May 31, as it is the blue moon (second full moon of the month). Haha, what fun and all that jazz. I've joked about getting lots of exercise, eating spicy foods, making a little whoopee, etc to spur on labor at the end of May. I am not joking any longer. I ate some really spicy food that my SIL brought over last night, not to try to induce but just because I was hungry and I love Thai food. BIG mistake. I can no longer handle the spice - I have had the worst upset stomach since, am home from work today and go through waves of wanting to die. My intestines are so mushed by the baby that it takes me longer to digest anything, which is prolonging this experience.

I FORGOT that the reason spicy food induces labor is that it gives you stomach/intestinal distress, which releases hormones that mimic labor and can fool your body into getting started. I don't care if I deliver in July, I am NOT going to chance spicy food again.

On the plus side, taking the day off to be near my own bathroom has allowed me to sleep for many many hours, which is true bliss.

1 comment:

Momma Penguin said...

Sorry to hear of your tummy troubles, not pleasant. I can't believe it, only one month to go!! Time flies when it's someone else's pregnancy. I have been telling people about you, the only woman who will have LOST weight as soon as your baby is born. You are living the dream.