So I'm over being pregnant I'm
Hang in there, Rhonda!
I was induced on an unfavorable cervix once because I didn't know enough to say no, and it hurt far worse only getting to 4 cm before the cesarean that resulted, than the totally unmedicated birth, next, of my husky 10 lb son... so whereas other women here can give better accounts of being induced (perhaps with better Bishop's scores than I had at the time?) I would count you lucky that your doc sounds pretty sensible in not wanting to induce you on an unfavorable cervix.
I believe you when you say you feel like you pulled your abs laughing though! I did that coughing hard 2 weeks ago with that nasty viral cough everyone was having... but it must be far worse for you, now, this much farther along.
Can't blame you for being ready to be done, though. I never knew what it really meant to feel that way, until this little one now... and now, I know, and think you are brave and selfless to just soldier on through, enduring it, for the sake of the baby. Kudos! I can't even claim to be suffering as much as many other women on this board, but I have tasted enough of it this time to have some compassion and sympathy for all who are ready to be done.
As for the post office thing, my DH is a mail carrier, and I am puzzled... was this 2 lb package really, really big, perhaps? If it was way too big to fit into any flat rate boxes (was it a set of pillows, or a giant comforter or something?) I can see it costing so much because there's a limit on package dimensions, that can make something expensive to ship. But wait... did you have to send it overnight air,
Loving life as an 0ver-35 mom and Postal Wife, homeschooling, urban homesteading, relaxed crunchy/geek hybrid housewife, trying to live consciously in an age of media hypnosis
No the package was not out of the country and it's not even guaranteed to get there before Christmas.
I had a friend who was induced on an unfavorable cervix a couple of months ago, she ended up laboring for 3 days then ended up with a c-section, and I in no way want that.
Meg, I forgot to add that I have been pumping every couple of nights to fool my body into producing oxytocin lol and I don't really even feel crampy afterwards however the other night I did get (TMI) return!