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Yep, Still Waiting

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Rosey Rebecca

    OMG that last pic of your cat is ridiculous! Maybe they really DO know what’s going on. I feel like animals are in tune to things like that.

    My friend is trying to get pregnant and said red raspberry leaf tea screwed up her cycle. I guess it works for some but not others.

    Super excited for you and hoping the little guy makes an appearance sooner rather than later.!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I think there are a lot of holistic things you can try to get pregnant/induce labor but most of these things are really just anecdotal and like all things I’m finding that it really depends on the person.

      That cat photo was taken by our dog walker. I guess Fat Kitty was in a bad mood yesterday. LOL But he is pretty much mirroring my mood these days. Grumpy! LOL

  2. Candace

    That’s so strange about the animals, I really think they do know! Isn’t that amazing?

    I was induced because my water broke but my labor wasn’t progressing. It’s not ideal, but it will be safer than going too far past your due date. Maybe it will be this weekend! Fingers crossed.

    Your nursery theme is adorable by the way, you did a great job, and I can’t wait to see his little face. I read your blog every week (for a few years now) and don’t often take time to comment, but I’m so very happy for you guys. Wishing you all the best. Come soon baby!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I have a lot of mixed emotions about the concept of induction. For some reason I didn’t really give it much thought during our childbirth class because I didn’t think it would even be an issue for some reason…now the idea of it bums me out. I know it’s safer for the baby because of various things…placenta and amniotic fluid quality diminishes if you go too long past your due date, etc etc. First priority is baby is safe. But at the same time there is something very clinical and non-magical to me about scheduling it and going in to have the procedure done instead of waiting for labor to start, hanging out at home and then going to the hospital when the time is right. I know this is all in my head but it’s hard.

      Thanks for the compliment Candace! I appreciate it. 🙂 And I’m really happy with how the nursery turned out. It’s so cute and just perfect. 😀

  3. Jan

    So happy for you and your husband. Wishing you a very easy birthing process. You are going to be an amazing Mommy!


  4. Lori

    Hang in there Lisa – it will be soon!
    Lori recently posted..Feeling like summer!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I know. It’s hard waiting. 🙂

  5. Ingunn

    When you posted about your animals on Instagram I totally thought you were going into labor! Good luck, I’m sending excellent vibes your way. Eat lots of dates to prep the cervix, bounce around on an exercise ball, and go for lots of walks (with hills)! My contractions started on trail after I had hiked a pretty intense trail, and I’m convinced that’s why it happened. :^)

    1. Lisa Eirene

      We walked last night but yeah maybe I should try that tonight too. 🙂

  6. Karen P

    The cats and dog KNOW that baby is going to come out… LOL. 🙂 I’m glad your baby is in position. Mine was always breech, so I had a c-section. Rest while you can. My iPhone app for sleep for new parents is not ready yet….. JK.

    Take care and that baby will come out.
    Karen P recently posted..The next phase, post menopause and weight gain, my doc explained a lot, makes sense

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Not getting a lot of sleep but resting a lot, so I hope that counts!

  7. Joanne

    Waiting can be the hardest part of this journey, especially when they say the baby will probably come early. He will make his grand appearance when he wants to! Good luck – all the fun times will start soon!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Waiting is definitely the hardest part!

  8. Marie Lewis

    Heh, if you want I can tell you all the things I did to try to go into labor. (Spoiler though, none of them worked.)

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yeah so far nothing has worked. A whole lotta nothing!

  9. km

    Your animals are ready, too.
    Good luck!

  10. Joanne


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