I think that's why I had the 3 days of prodromal labor before my baby came. She kept turning from LOT to ROT. Once she got LOA she came fast! Fingers crossed that everyone gets to meet their babies soon!
Opheliajoy, is he fully transverse or just in an ROT/LOT position? My baby seemed to keep moving between ROT/LOT (her head was either in the left or right hip, never straight down in my pelvis.) I think that's what was causing my prodromal labor. Once she finally got her head centered things went really fast. My MW never mentioned anything about needing a c/s if she stayed in that position though. True transverse would be different though.
Ugh, I'm a week postpartum and I think I have mastitis in my right beast now My nipples are blistered and sore but especially the right one. I woke up this morning to a very sore (although not engorged) and red breast, plus I can tell I'm running a fever. Boo! Everything I've read about mastitis says you're suppose to nurse frequently on the affected side but I just can't do it right now, my nipple hurts way too much. Fortunately she's been fine just nursing on the...
Yes, one benefit to being 9 months pregnant over the holidays is eating all the treats and not giving a crap about the extra calories!
I wish I had gotten/made more newborn size stuff. Since I was expecting to go to 41 weeks and having an 8-8.5 lbs baby (not having a 6lb 12oz baby at 38 weeks!) I focused more on the 0-3 mos size stuff. There's a big difference between NB size and 0-3 mos size. Little Amelia is so tiny she's swimming in the NB size still and I only have 3...
If it helps everyone who's still uncomfortable and miserable in the last days/weeks, I'm 4 dayd postpartum now and have completely forgotten how miserable I was. I even kind of miss my belly and feeling her kicks. So try to keep in mind this is just temporary and it will be over soon! Try to enjoy the parts of it that you can.
We had a huge storm (the kind that sets of the tornado sirens!) the night before I went into labor with my 2nd. I was 41.2 weeks when he was born. I've read barometric pressure changes have more effect on labor than a full moon, so here's to hoping for you Michelle!
Lol Taryn, we were just the opposite. Every time DP and I were at the store and saw the Baby's First Christmas outfits he'd ask if we should get one. Of course I'd tell him no, there's no way she'll be here before Christmas. He had to go out and buy one last night I swear just to rub it in that he was right.
Mine would have been Jan 7th which is what the last growth scan had it as. I think baby girl just knew it was time to come out. My fluid was at the lowest level on the normal range at our u/s last Thursday and my mw said the placenta was starting to look "ratty". You could see around the edges where it had separated from the uterine wall. Enough to have caused my bleeding episodes but minor enough to not show on u/s.
I'm saving that link in case there's a "next time."