Alexa is Still Playing the Waiting Game
Almost a week past her due date, Alexa Prisco is still waiting on her baby girl! The Glam Fairy, who will induce if she doesn't go into labor by Saturday, shares her excitement and frustrations as she gets towards the end of her pregnancy.
If two years ago, I met this Alexa, I would think I was on crack. I thought if I met someone, I would date them for three years, move in together for another two years and then maybe get married. By then I'd be like 37, so I'd probably have to adopt. I never in a million years thought I would meet somebody, move in after a month, get engaged after nine months, get pregnant and get married, all within a year and a half.
I turned to my husband Danny last night and was like, "You know what? You have known me, Alexa Prisco, as pregnant longer than you have known me as not pregnant."
I enjoyed being pregnant. It makes you happy, and the whole process is a transition into this new person—it's like you're introducing yourself to yourself. That whole time, it's like running a marathon. You see the finish line and know you're going to cross it, but people keep pushing it further away. Past your due date, you're trying to get enough energy to keep running, and they keep moving the finish line farther.
I've done everything on the planet to make her come: raspberry iced tea, buffalo wings, bouncing on a ball, walking around my building, stretching, yoga, sex. I got a prenatal massage on Tuesday. It's like she doesn't want to come out! I've reached this point where I am so physically uncomfortable. I was so comfortable my whole pregnancy, and this past week has been absolute hell.
The other day at dinnertime I had a little pasta, and I was still hungry four hours later, so I had half of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. My stomach felt so insanely tight. I kept the mopping bucket by me in case I was going to throw up, and I had uncontrollable vomiting for a few hours. It was horrible.
It was never in my DNA to coo over a baby, so I had to consolidate that whole process into nine months. Two years ago when I saw my future, I saw a book and cosmetic line, me walking around a lab approving different lipstick colors. Never did I think mother or wife, nor did I have any desire to be those things. This nesting stuff just takes over, and you suddenly start cleaning everything and enjoy cooking. It's just weird.
As of Thursday night, Alexa was hanging at home, hoping to go into labor soon! She treated herself to a manicure and even asked her magic 8 ball if the baby would arrive that evening—it replied "very doubtful." Keep checking in at Style for the latest Glam Fairy baby news.