Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Castor oil is...

...DISGUSTING! absolutely and completely gross and disgusting!

At least it doesn't taste bad. But the texture, the slime, ugh.

At my 38 week appointment yesterday I wasn't dilated or anything, and because of the toxemia worries she really wants to get stuff moving along, so she told me to start taking castor oil every day.

I am happy that she is letting things progress more naturally, rather than just sending me in to be induced, but the castor oil is just nasty.

I tried taking it "au naturale" last night because the bottle says to preferably take it on an empty stomach without anything, but the slime texture was just too much for me, I ended up spiting it out in the sink and gagging a bit. It didn't help that Kyle was reminiscing about when he was a kid and his mom would punish them by making them take castor oil and how gross it was and how he hated it (after I took it he remembered that it was probably cod liver oil instead because it smelled and tasted nasty). I then mixed it with orange juice and chugged it, only 1T, and tonight will be the same, and then starting tomorrow night I "get" to take 2T each night. *shudder*

I really hope this works... she didn't recommend anything else, so this is pretty much it for now, and since I am still on bed rest I can't really do the other things to jump start labor, like going for walks, light exercise, etc. (I am seriously considering doing jumping jacks when I get up to go pee and stuff though... anything to get this going!)

Speaking of bed rest, I was a little shocked and hurt and amused yesterday. The doctor said that she has her bets against me that I would do well on bed rest. She thought I wouldn't behave and stay down, keep my BP looking good, or get as far as I have. Well, I showed her! ^_^

That's all I got for now... hopefully I will have good news soon!

6 comments:

jenny said...

28 WEEKS??? Isn't that a little early for stuff like that?? Geez... you poor thing. Bella was 41 weeks before I considered taking castor oil.

Carrie Haughey said...

ah! oops! thanks Jenny! We are at 38 weeks, not 28, gosh! yeah, I wouldn't want to start that early!! I fixed it now!

Jacquelyn said...

she didn't offer to strip your membranes? Not that that always works ... My sister was in the same boat. She went into premature labor, was on bed rest for months and then went past her due date. She chugged a whole bunch of caster oil and that baby came out! Good luck!!

Priscilla said...

Hey, girls! I re-read what Carrie wrote and she DID say 38 weeks, (unless, Carrie, you just changed it :> ) Anyhow, hang in there, sweetie!! Praying!! I'll notify Knit Wits too :>

Jacquelyn said...

oh, and make sure you are getting enough electrolytes if you have to keep doing this for any length of time :)

jenny said...

Ha! Thanks for changing it... I should have known you're not a 28 weeks. Man, I was thinking -- that is SOOO early! Why does she want you dialated at 28 weeks?? :-) Hoping it's doing something!