My friend Amy and I were really getting fed up with being pregnant. It’s starting to get very uncomfortable. We decided to throw ourselves a “Labor Inducing Party” just for fun. I found a recipe for eggplant parmesan online from a restaurant in Georgia. This restaurant claims to have birthed over 300 babies because of this recipe and it claims that if you don’t go into labor within 48 hours you get a free meal (if you eat it at the restaurant). So I made it. It was VERY good. We also had some other “labor inducing” foods like: pinapple and raspberry leaf tea. Then, we went curb walking. VERY tiring, but I actually got some Braxton Hicks contractions from it.
The next morning I went to my weekly OB appointment. I found myself sitting in the lobby and my phone made that familiar jingle alerting me that I had a text message. It was Amy. Guess what? She was in the hospital 3 cm dilated and on an epidural. I got excited, maybe, just maybe, I could go into labor too. Could it be that all that stuff worked? My recipe worked for Amy will it work for me? Then I heard the words from my doctors mouth, “Only a fingertip dilated and 50% effaced, I’ll more than likely see you here in the office next week.” Bummer. That afternoon Amy had a beautiful baby girl, and 48 hours later, I’m still pregnant.
I think I’m in it for the long haul folks. So unless you hear from me, assume I’m still preggers, because if I am in labor, I will post here first. I’m officially due January 7th so there is a good chance I can be overdue. My womb is a steel trap. I’ve found walking and curb walking produce the best contractions so I’ll be doing that a lot.
We moved! We have a new address! We are especially grateful to Walt and Kim who were so generous to open up their house to us for ten months. We could not be here in AZ without them. We are deeply thankful for their sacrifice for us. We are now living with another family, the Murnighans, just four miles from where we used to live. Our new address is:
John and Mel Bjorgen
2580 E. Wisteria Dr.
Chandler, AZ 85286
We love you all! Don’t worry, we’ll let you know when Baby Bjorgen makes her arrival!