Wednesday, July 18, 2007

3 Cm And An Update

Yesterday was my Drs appt. We were hoping for a little more action, but 3 cm is better than nothing I suppose. And my Dr does not think I will come even close to my due date. Hopefully today we will know whether hubby has his leave approved or not. We have been praying seriously about this. So please pray we hear a positive answer today.
The rest of last night was FANTASTIC!! We went to The Melting Pot. For those of you who don't know, this is a fondue restaurant. And they are amazing. The ambience is warm and cozy and we were shown to the little secluded corner booth. Our waitress was friendly and informative and walked us through every course. There were FOUR of them!
We started off with Swiss Cheese Fondue, with veggies, apple chunks, and three types of bread pieces for dipping. WONDERFUL!! It definitely satisfied my craving for cheese fondue. This was followed by a salad. All their dressings are homemade and my choice of Mushroom Salad with Parmesan Italian Dressing was super tasty. Then came the Entree. Which can be incredibly overwhelming in the choices. I forget the name of the one we went with,(of course!) but it had a good variety of meats, Ahi Tuna, Shrimp, Chicken, Filet Mignon, and a Teriyaki Beef. Pot Stickers and veggies rounded out the Entree. Our waitress gave us a choice of 4 different means of cooking. Oil or 3 broths. We chose the Mojo, which was infused with garlic, cilantro, orange and lime juice. The sauces that come with it are yummy, although my favorites were the Teriyaki, the Green Goddess, and the Gorgonzola cheese ones.
Then came the BEST course possible! The dessert course. There are several Chocolate Fondue combos to choose from. SMores, Oreo, and a Turtle one. These are all flambeed. Then there are some pure chocolate choices. We got the Yin and Yang, which was dark and white chocolate. I LOVED IT!! There were yummy dippers to choose from, strawberries, pineapple, poundcake, marshmallows, cheesecake, and brownies.
Oh it was heaven in a pot!
Afterwards we walked, and walked, and walked some more. Hoping to help things along in the progress department. Don't know if it helped at all.
I have been doing some "research" on ways to jumpstart labor. I know, I know, most of them are considered to be Old Wives Tales, but its kind of fun to try some of them. Walking, of course, is one of the main ones, and then there is the spicy food route, or eating fresh Pineapple, Mango, Kiwi, or Papaya Juice. Which has an enzyme in it that is supposed to help tone and start contractions. Last time, with my little guy, my wonderful hubby went out and bought me a whole pineapple. Which I promptly cut up and ate. And the next day I went into labor! So could have been the pineapple, could have been I was just ready! I won't do the Castor Oil for obvious reasons. And I may try some of the herbs. I also want to get some Evening Primrose Oil. This is supposed to help dilate my cerv*x.
My Dr has only scheduled one more appt for me, and if I can get to a 5 by next week, unless I go into labor, which would be better, they will admit me and will go from there!
As it stands, I just talked to hubby, he is going to hear whether he got the leave approved probably about right now. Otherwise he has to leave tomorrow at noon until the 1st. So please just pray they show him favor and understanding about our situation and that there won't be a problem at all.
So there you have it! Time to make lunch for the hooligans!


Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Oh, you're killing me with the Melting Pot descriptions. I SO want to go there, and of course, there's none where I live. The closest is hundreds of miles away, maybe even the one you went to :)

Keep walking and eating pineapple!!!

Take care :)

Lois E. Lane said...

Melting Pot is the perfect spot for an expectant mommy! So glad your husband got approved. God bless :)

sarahgrace said...

That sounds incredibly yummy...I'm drooling.
Yay! That your hubby got his leave approved! I'm so glad for that, I know I wouldn't be happy if I had to do labor without mine too.
Happy Birthday on Sunday- maybe you'll get an awesome birthday present! I'm hoping the same for myself- if not a little sooner. I go to the doc tomorrow, so I'll have some more news soon.