Friday, March 16, 2007

Prawn Day + 8

Oh yeah. STILL pregnant.

I tried a new tack this morning. Loud music. The “Branch Davidian” tactic, if you will. My “Rawk” mix on iTunes consists of a fair amount of crunchy guitar and big hair, so it was my hope that the Prawn would either surrender and come out with his/her hands up or think, “Those are some banging tunes! I’m going to get me some of that!” Sadly, neither AC/DC, Skid Row, Metallica nor Led Zeppelin seem to have had any effect whatsoever. It is beginning to become clear that the Prawn is probably not going to arrive of his/her own volition.

Sunday at 11, I’m scheduled to check into Stoke Mandeville to begin induction. It’s not really the birth that I had hoped for, to be honest, but I have my concerns about the size of the Prawn and the longer this goes on, the less chance that our over-zealous, cut-happy medical system will allow me to go the natural route rather than opt to perform a sunroof exit. Although I’ve heard the virtues of the later extolled by those who’s children have weighed in at over 8 pounds, being anesthetised, catheterized, cut open and prone for days after the birth of my first child doesn’t particularly appeal. Of course, I’m not totally against the procedure if it becomes necessary, but I’m hoping that it won’t come to that.

Sigh. If “Poison’ by Alice Cooper can’t get the Prawn out, I don’t know what will.

9 comments:

lisalou said...

I can't believe you're still knocked up Rockmama! I thought of a few more rock techniques that might shock the prawn...You could try: crowd surfing, moshing, head banging,a double knee power slide or perhaps just a good old fashion air guitar session.

On a seperate note, Have you and your Rockin' Husband seen Tenacious D? Both the TV show and the movie are cheesily delicious.

Good luck with birthing the prawn...

Mollywogger said...

Oh fer Christ's sake.

I figured that no updates for a few days meant that you were evicting the little bugger. This is getting ridiculous.

(Wait. I just remembered that I was born 8 days late. In mid-August. Maybe I shouldn't be pointing fingers . . . )

rockmama-in-waiting said...

Lisalou- We are indeed Tenacious D fans. :) We have "The Pick of Destiny" in our Amazon rental queue. Mr. DD's band used to do "Tribute" in pubs where they asked for it. People go nuts for that song!

Molly- yes, at least it's not hot. I think I'd be going apeshit if it was!

Southern Comfortable said...

Holy moly. I can't believe you're still pregnant! There are worse things, I suppose, but WE WANT TO MEET THE PRAWN, ALREADY!!!!!

SaraS-P said...

Come on, Prawn, what's the holdup?

Hopeful Mother said...

You are a patient woman!

Oh, Prawn, can you hear me from across the pond? It's time for you to come into the world.

LIKE, NOW!

Here's hoping that you have major progress this weekend and news for us on Monday!!

Patience said...

I have to laugh at myself - the last few times I've seen you updated through bloglines I've got all excited... then my shoulders slump visibly...

dawnatello said...

god i hope i dont go over that much since by then my MIL will in town and it will be hard to keep her away from the hospital! ha
good luck

katty said...

Yes. I too have been waiting for your baby.
GOOD LUCK ON SUNDAYXXXXXXXX