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post #21 of 52
tappity tap tap.
Ready and waiting. 39+1
post #22 of 52
I'm 39+2. I think. DH is getting antsy (probably only hypnobabies is keeping me calm at all) so I told him he could "help" (it makes a nice change from "but i'm worried that sex will hurt the baby.")
post #23 of 52
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Originally Posted by i0lanthe View Post
I'm 39+2. I think. DH is getting antsy (probably only hypnobabies is keeping me calm at all) so I told him he could "help" (it makes a nice change from "but i'm worried that sex will hurt the baby.")
Sigh, I need some 'help' too...if only everything wasn't so darn awkward. Honestly I feel as uncoordinated and ever, and I'm not used to that!
post #24 of 52
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Honestly, yesterday was very unpleasant pain wise, but I would just not sit down all day today if it would help get this kid moving. So, to be active, or not? Does it make a difference?

It's nice to know you guys are also getting antsy. Not that being antsy is something I wish upon you all, but it's nice to know I'm not alone in my antsy hermitness.
Is this your first?

Well, I was fast approaching 41 weeks with #1 and they were going to have to schedule an NST if I made it to 41W3D (which was the monday after), so my doula decided to walk me to get me to the point where my mw could loosen the membranes. [Back then before they had capabilities of doing an NST at their center the local hospitals would often pull attitude when someone went in there who was planning an alternative birth. ]

And, walk me she did....we went Christmas shopping together (first was born on 22nd) and Oh MY we did it for about 6 hours. Sure, had some contractions, etc. But the good thing was it did dilate me about 1 cm. Enough to have my membranes loosened. And, that mw did a REALLY good job of loosening. Had contractions right away, which then turned into real labor about 12 hours later!

So, definitely it could dilate you further. Is this your first? Honestly I have little energy right now I would love to just invite someone else over to clean.
post #25 of 52
It is my first, and I'm still only 39 weeks. But, I'm dialated to 1.5, and pretty effaced with a low, low babe.

Ok, walk I will! Can't hurt, right?

And, I hear you all with the awkward sex. Whoa.
post #26 of 52
I'm still here, just lurking - I don't really feel like posting if it isn't a birth announcement, kwim? 39+5, having fairly regular contractions today, but they're mild, and I had them most of yesterday afternoon too, with no results. *sigh*
post #27 of 52
selkat - you're doing better than me!! the walking certainly can't hurt and it does loosen up stiff joints! i step up and down on a ledge in the back yard (like doing step aerobics). and knee lifts and squats while i'm doing it.
post #28 of 52
I wish that increased activity was helping ME. I specifically planned an agility trial for this past weekend (which is where the dogs run through all the obstacles, while the handler runs along directing them- you know??) with the FULL intention of helping get labor going. I ran with my last pregnancy, but only 3 events one day. This time I did 9 events each day for 2 days. Well, all it did was make me hurt. I guess there could have been some dilation, but I don't get internals so who knows??
post #29 of 52
I just had my 38 week visit. I was, at 36 weeks, a loose 1 cm, 50-60% effaced and -3 station. I'm now 2cm, still 50-60% effaced and baby still at -3station. I have been having major BH lately and yesterday tons of pressure all day with few breaks. Today pressure all day with no let up. Drinking water actually seems to bring on the contractions instead of stopping them like they were a few weeks ago. I have also been sitting on my birthing ball a tons and getting sore from that. I want this baby out. NOW.
Ok, ranting here. Ignore if you don't care.
I'm so tired of thinking its going to be soon and nothing is going on. I am so tired and frusterated, annoyed at my kids and don't want to deal with my MIL and she is bugging me constently all day. I'm tired of all the drama this pregnancy with the constent BH and preterm labor stuff and issues. I want the pregnancy I had with my son, where the only thing that happened was my water was leaking and I went to the hospital and had my son that day. I have never had so many aches and pains this pregnancy and it just so frusterating and tiring and I still haven't had this baby. And what I really dont like is I'll prob spend Christmas in the hospital (since my kids are getting closer to the due date and my due date is the 23rd) and I never want that in a million years, I can't even stand that I have gotten this close either. This holiday season is really messed up with all this. I didn't even get a good Thanksgiving and now it looks like Christmas is looking the same way. I need a nap. OK, ranting over, Thanks for reading this far if you cared.
post #30 of 52
Thanks all. Now I feel a little better. Sorry, I was beginning to think EVERYONE except me had posted a birth announcement.

I am really tired too and my hips/legs/pelvis hurt! Everything aches. (At 39 w 3 d). Seems like all I want to do is sleep, but I can't sleep because my hips ache too much from laying on my sides. Everyone thinks I'm crazy (at DD's preschool) and keeps asking haven't they tried to induce me yet? When I say no, we're using midwives and there's no medical reason to try to start anything, they say, oh, you poor thing. I am so snappy with DD...I felt really bad about telling her to "just be a brat, then!" this morning. (She *was* being a brat, but she's 3...and then I got the big blue eyes-puddle full of tears.)

I can sympathize with the PP...I didn't get Thanksgiving either because I spent most of it at the birth center with wicked early contractions. Probably brought on by dehydration.

I just hope we can get DH's week of paternity leave in before the extended family descends on us. They're ALL coming for Christmas. (yay)

I DO love my family. I am just so DONE.
post #31 of 52
Jewellz and mom2annika I know how you feel. I'm glad we have one another during these hard times at the end of our pregnancies. My kids are making me nuts. I need peace and it's just not going to happen around here. I need this baby to arrive so we can find peace.

I feel crampy right now. Too bad it won't do anything but feel annoying. I had these a lot last week and really nothing this week. I hope it turns into something more! Please! :
post #32 of 52
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I feel crampy right now. Too bad it won't do anything but feel annoying. I had these a lot last week and really nothing this week. I hope it turns into something more! Please! :
Yesterday the mw was looking over my chart and realized that they had never done the pap/culture they usually do in the second trimester etc. (woops--one of those limitations of having three midwives see you). Anyhow, so wound up having it yesterday! And, of course it hurt like &*^%. And, she didn't do a vaginal check (she said with the speculum she could barely even see the cervix it was pretty posterior), it was just whatever they use to scrape the cells...grrr....

Which set me up with the most horrific cramping last night. I was seriously worried it would develop into something else (my support people are arriving next week and I've always gone over so thinking I will this time too). Hurt like the begeezes...much stronger than my typical pre-labor stuff.

So, I downed a lot of liquid cal/mag/D, even more fluids and tried to fall asleep. And, I did calm overnight. PHEW!

But that whole incident was enough for me to convince DH that I want everything set up in my bedroom for the birth (we were going to move an extra chair out, etc. to make some room). So, we're tackling that this weekend.

Apparently that's what happens when people fool around with my cervix....
post #33 of 52
I'm still here too. 39w5d. I have until the 18th to get this baby out -- then my MIL arrives. I NEED to have this baby before she gets here.
post #34 of 52
Still here today! Feel much better today tho Still a bit crampy...but that could go on for a loooong time anyway.

I hear ya phatchristy...I just finished my room about 10 mins ago : Pool is ready and blown up, hose and adapter connnected just waiting to be attached to bathroom sink, clothes and blankets in tin foil, and sheets/blankets washing right now for my bed! I feel some pressure down there too and hope to go soon! I want to get a quick haircut (haven't had one in years..it's silly long) so I don't lose my mind in labor (it drives me nuts on a daily basis) and pick up some candles and white xmas lights and I'm done!

Maybe that will help babe arrive?! Can't hurt ,eh?
post #35 of 52
Still here. Not as far as everyone else, I suppose, 37w5d, but still uncomfy. My belly itches, and my bones crack and pop every time I move. DD still wants picked up, and I just can't do it anymore. DH is trying to hold and carry her more, when she wants it though. I hope the full moon does some stuff for you ladies, if you want it to!
post #36 of 52
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Originally Posted by bmcneal View Post
Still here. Not as far as everyone else, I suppose, 37w5d, but still uncomfy. My belly itches, and my bones crack and pop every time I move. DD still wants picked up, and I just can't do it anymore. DH is trying to hold and carry her more, when she wants it though. I hope the full moon does some stuff for you ladies, if you want it to!
We're pretty close here...I'm just 38 weeks today. I seem to remember going through this on another birth list I was on. I was the LAST person to give birth, and I had to watch everyone else go first.

I do everything I can NOT to pick up my DS here, he has just turned 3...but he's 90% for height and weight, and about 40 pounds. He weighs about as much as my 5 y.o. DD. Two times I pulled something when I picked him up (ouch) so doing my best.

Not much going on uterus wise this morning. Maybe later tonight. It's my birthday tomorrow and I already told DH I wanted something special from him tonight..... Going to work on that dilation/effacement the old fashioned way.
post #37 of 52

Woot!

Go me! Just got back from MW...I am WHOA progressing.

Last week:
BARELY 2cm
0% effaced
pretty thick cervix


This week:
3cm
60% effaced
nicely thinned out cervix
BULGING bag of waters blocking his head....!!!!


She stripped me both last week(which she said it probably wouldn't do anything) and then again today. He is in perfect position to deliver, head down and to the back. Said I definately will not go to 41...and w/out saying it in these words...probably will be in the next week or so... However...I am going to have a big baby. I can't stop eating now that I have my reflux under control

I saw the MW that I didn't like..turns out, I DO like her. I think she was just having some off days, bs she was wonderful today.

Oh yeah, Evan is measuring at 40 weeks...she first measured me and said 41, but then checked again(she had her finger to low on my bone bc his head is so close she couldn't tell the difference LMBO!) and said 40..I'm 39 today EEEK!

Hope we get some full moon babies this weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good luck to all!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #38 of 52
I'm still here--37wks, 4days--and hoping baby will stay in for another week or so. We just moved to a new apartment 2 weeks ago and still have a lot to do to get it in order. This is my first baby so I am hoping I'll just make it to my due date even though everyone who sees me thinks the baby looks really low. If I'm still hanging around here at 42 weeks, someone remind me I said that
post #39 of 52
Still here, horribly miserable. 38w 3d, and I am NOT DILATED AT ALL! : My dr. was going to strip my membranes but she couldn't even get in there, my cervix was so tight and closed. She said it wouldn't have helped anyway--baby's not ready--but sheesh, at least it would have been SOMETHING. Now I'm bouncing on my birth ball until I make myself nauseous. The EPO hasn't done anything, even inserted vaginally. The only way I could touch my cervix is if I had an Inspector Gadget arm. Sex is out of the question due to my pubic separation--just way too painful in any position. And speaking of the separation, walking is out of the question too. So I'm bouncing and rocking in my rocking chair. In fact, I think I'm going to make myself some RRL tea, pop in a Christmas special movie, and do some nipple stim *sigh*.
post #40 of 52
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Originally Posted by Shelbyscout View Post
In fact, I think I'm going to make myself some RRL tea, pop in a Christmas special movie, and do some nipple stim *sigh*.
you forgot to add, while bouncing on the ball at least, this is what i've been doing!
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