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Less than Five Weeks and Counting!

Sorting baby clothes given to me by a neighbor.

As my mom just wrote to me via email, "You are carrying one big baby boy!"

Although I have had a happy and healthy pregnancy so far, I have to admit that I am so ready for my little guy to come out. I do not think I could have imagined in a million years how heavy and uncomfortable I would feel in these last two months of pregnancy. My poor husband and co-workers are forced to listen to me sighing and whining on a daily basis.

But there is a beautiful light at the end of the tunnel! Sometime soon (hopefully sooner rather than later), our baby boy will be here and we cannot wait to meet him!

A week from Friday, I will be at 37 weeks, meaning the baby is considered to be full term. Maybe I'm crazy, but I plan to do everything I can safely do to encourage the baby to make his grand entrance. Some things I've read that can help include eating spicy food, rubbing my ankles, acupuncture, and having sex. Do you have any fun tips to share about initiating labor? I'd love to hear them!

Stay tuned!



Maria Jett's picture

How Gorgeous You Are!!

And I can't wait to meet him, too. The first born into the World Pulse family... this is going to be the most loved child ever!

Maria Jett, Online Community Director

Corine Milano's picture

This is such a cute picture,

This is such a cute picture, Jennifer! I love the new user icon, too. You look so happy!

I know the baby is excited to see you face to face too, so let's help you get this little guy out and into the world! I've heard that beets, pineapple, and the spicy foods you mentioned can help. As can massage, power walking, and other physical activity. Raspberry leaf tea creates mild contractions (also good for cramps, for us non-pregnant ladies)....

Hopefully someone else will come along and offer more advice for you!

Corine Milano, Assistant Editor

--"We will surely get to our destination if we join hands."
Aung San Suu Kyi --

Julie L's picture

I've worked as a birth

I've worked as a birth doula. Walking combined with squats and lunges--however challenging they can be!--can help. At the least, they help loosen your joints and muscles for the labor.

Ankur Naik's picture

Isn't it amazing how quickly

Isn't it amazing how quickly the time has passed? Your baby and PulseWire have grown simultaneously... He must be quite knowledgeable about our web site now, having been to all those meetings with you. I'm sure he's eager to use our site, too -- maybe he will become our youngest blogger!

Ankur Naik, Lead Software Developer

Hi Jennifer,

I think you'll be jazzed to connect with this brand new member of our community:

Cynthia Good Mojab
Director, LifeCircle Counseling and Consulting, LLC
User Name: cgoodmojab
Location: United States
Primary Language: English
Other Languages: Farsi, some Spanish and German

Areas of Expertise: Breastfeeding; maternal mental health; culture; acute traumatic stress management in the context of birth; mothering.

Check out her first journal post... It's so rich!


Maria Jett, Online Community Director

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