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Hello EDD - now's where the baby???

post #1 of 28
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So I've actually hit my edd - surprisingly without a baby. I'm feeling a wee frustrated and starting to stress a bit more or less because we're vbac'ing for this one.

Now I'm on the clock or under a "gun" supposedly and I'm trying everything under the sun to get some of these ctx to remain steady. I've been having them on/off for like the past week. Right now I'm roasting some garlic, basil & oregano together with some oil as a variation of the eggplant parm. theory of labor inducement. We've been through others already - sex, spicy food, some nipple stim., relaxation, walking (I shoveled the driveway today - twice!)

Anyone else getting a bit twitchy after hitting their due date??
post #2 of 28
peep in on it Dec shipjumpers thread--we're all past our EDDs. At least you can commiserate
post #3 of 28
My due date is tomorrow and I also have been having contractions on and off for a few weeks now. Three or four nights ago they got so strong and regular for a few hours that I told DH I was in labor. Oops...turns out they went away and still no baby. It's getting so difficult to wait. I am so physically uncomfortable and I am sick of everyone I know calling to see if I have had the baby yet. I am trying my best to remain Zen-like about the whole thing but it's so difficult!
post #4 of 28
<sigh> so WAY beyond my due date now, it's actually starting to be funny!
EDD *was* Dec 18.
And, if you went by early ultrasound measurements, they said Dec 13 !!!





<not really funny ....>

--janis
post #5 of 28
My EDD is Sunday, and my mw had been telling me for weeks that she thought I was going to go early, so that's made it difficult...

I've had a rough pregnancy and am so tantalized by the thought of no nausea, no heartburn, no (or at least less) constipation, etc. It's like the carrot dangling in front of me that's just out of reach.

I've had so many false alarms, lost my mucous plug three times (first time three weeks ago, last time today), nested off and on for weeks, had tons of painful ctx both night and day...I feel like I'm in a time warp.
post #6 of 28
Welcome aboard mama!! I was due Dec 28th..
post #7 of 28
oh, i'm sorry you're all feeling so uncomfortable and antsy! it's so hard to wait! i'm terrible at it.
i just wanted to add that eating a giant container of fresh pineapple seemed to do the trick for me last time. my water broke about 5 hours after i ate it. of course, i did it a week before my EDD and spent three days in labor as punishment. DS wasn't ready yet, even if i was!
good luck!
post #8 of 28
Anyone tried castor oil? I know that's one thing my mw said she would try if I went over (EDD 1/10). I have no idea how much though. Might be worth looking into. Hope you have your babies soon!
post #9 of 28
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Anyone tried castor oil? I know that's one thing my mw said she would try if I went over (EDD 1/10). I have no idea how much though. Might be worth looking into. Hope you have your babies soon!
I have hear it isn't such a good idea to try to induce with caster oil. It'll cause your baby the same issues it causes you. Meconium(sp) staining isn't the worse thing ever, but I would want to avoid it if possible!
post #10 of 28
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My EDD is Sunday, and my mw had been telling me for weeks that she thought I was going to go early, so that's made it difficult...

I've had a rough pregnancy and am so tantalized by the thought of no nausea, no heartburn, no (or at least less) constipation, etc. It's like the carrot dangling in front of me that's just out of reach.

I've had so many false alarms, lost my mucous plug three times (first time three weeks ago, last time today), nested off and on for weeks, had tons of painful ctx both night and day...I feel like I'm in a time warp.

Oh Julie! According to the dating u/s I'm due Sunday too... though am going by Monday's date from charting. But the rest I can totally commiserate with. My swelling has gotten so bad the past couple days, my feet are just filled with water, even after elevating them for hours today. :

The contractions are SUCH A TEASE! OMG... each one I plead for them to stay and turn regular... and they just ignore me.

I'm scared to be induced... and I'm afraid that talk will come up this week with the swelling getting worse and worse. My MW thought for sure I'd go in Decemeber...

I'm incredibly antsy.
post #11 of 28
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The contractions are SUCH A TEASE! OMG... each one I plead for them to stay and turn regular... and they just ignore me.

I'm scared to be induced... and I'm afraid that talk will come up this week with the swelling getting worse and worse. My MW thought for sure I'd go in Decemeber...

I'm incredibly antsy.
I'll agree with you that the contractions are such a tease!!! Its like a twisted game - pleading for them to stay regular.

I think I'm going to try the pineapple theory next as I too would like to avoid the induction talk, which I know I can refuse, but geeeeeeez no one likes to talk about it.
post #12 of 28
I should go get more pineapple at the store today. lol

A few days ago DH and I got large pineapple smoothies at the mall and walked around for awhile then DTD later... still no baby! Ack! lol
post #13 of 28
I've gone post dates with my first two (but only 2 days) so it may be right around the corner for you! Of course it may not, and that is the hardest part--not knowing!

I'm already getting extremely anxious, and I have 11 days 'til my EDD this time. Every time, people say I will go early. I don't even know why I entertain the thought! I've had a preminition that I'll be two weeks late.
post #14 of 28
Yesterday I went grocery shopping to two different stores (and spent way too much money), came home, cleaned out the refrigerator, some cupboards and the pantry. Then I laid down on the couch and started having some crampy ctx that I tried to just ignore. By the time we all went to bed, I was thinking maybe they were "something", and just waiting for them to intensify and get a regular pattern. DH had to get up early for work, so I told him to just go to sleep.

At 1:45 I woke up with the MOST PAINFUL ctx to date, that lasted for a couple of minutes, but when it stopped, I had terrible cramps that had me moaning and grabbing onto DH, trying to keep breathing. That crampy pain and severe pressure lasted for about 20 minutes, even though there were no more actual ctx. It seriously felt like I was in transition or something. I told DH that if I had one more ctx like that, we should get in the car and start driving to the hospital, even if they were far apart.

Well, do I need to say what happened? We both fell asleep, I woke up at 4:45 with another really painful one that ended with a tiny bit of cramping, had a few more about 30 min apart, and here I am now with nothing. I wouldn't even mind SO much, but DH is gone at work until tomorrow morning, and dd's birth was crazy fast, and I'm SCARED to go to bed tonight without him here. I was in so much pain last night that I felt like I couldn't think straight...

I don't want to do anything to try to bring on labor when he's not here. Otherwise I'd be eating the pineapple I bought at the store yesterday, DTDing, walking around the neighborhood, on my knees praying....
post #15 of 28

41W6d

All natural induction tecniques seem like a joke now...the baby will come when it is ready. I'm sure that anything else I try now will only be coincidence. I started having Braxton Hicks and pre-labor contractions at 38W. I took black and blue cohosh at 41W2d and still nothing. I've been home without hubby since yesterday morning with 2 toddlers (one isn't actually walking yet). We went out yesterday to a playdate. I've been eating spice that makes my lips numb (mmmm) and pastas. Not a lot of walking because it is freezing out. Oh I don't know - maybe this baby is waiting until NEXT year! Haha!
post #16 of 28
Day#: 42w2d

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

NOTHING. I'm going to try to forget, though, and do more work around the house today. I was up at 8:30 (decent sleep), took a shower, dressed in belly-revealing comfy clothes, have eaten breakfast (need a chaser of a protein bar and a hard boiled egg now), feel pretty good - except for the fact that the baby is INSIDE not outside. hah. NST last night showed great heart tones and a few BH.

Waiting for the inevitable call from my dad, "well?" They were "planning" to go home on Monday. Although they haven't actually said anything to me about inducing, I have to wonder what's in their mind.

I told DH that we need to DTD this morning again ........... ............. hasn't helped so far, but we gotta try, right?

--janis
post #17 of 28
s Janis

Oh hon... I cannot even imagine going that late.

I know they won't actually let me go that late here... standard seems to be 10 days past in this area, but with my other medical issues I'm just not sure what they will say this week... I'm so scared of being induced so am praying sooo much.
post #18 of 28
DD2 was 42w5d, and I just don't want to go that long - partly because I'm insanely bored already, and partly because I don't want to STILL be waiting while my parents anxiously change their plans day-to-day.

It's so frustrating because I had myself convinced that the baby would be born before Christmas!!!! (foolish, I know) EDD was Dec 18 ... that feels like a lifetime ago now. I'm 1000% positive of my dates.

When moms say nobody will "let" them go past xx day, I have to wonder, though ... what are they gonna do?? PULL that baby out?? But I honestly don't mean to sound crass. I just won't be going near a hospital, so they really can't "do" anything to me. My MW is marginally concerned, but only marginally. We'll do another NST tomorrow, and consider a BPP on Monday. She's had plenty of moms go past 43 weeks (better not be ME!!!!).

--janis
post #19 of 28
Still no baby here at 41 wks 3 days! Like somebody else said, the natural stuff is a joke and has yet to work. We thought Christmas was going to be the day because I had contractions that were 3-5 minutes apart most of the day. We got the mw over and had everything all set to go. Contractions started at 4 am and stopped cold turkey that evening. I don't know what happened. The baby just decided that she wanted to cook some more I guess. False alarms drive me crazy because they create such false hope. I was soooo ready and then bam, nothing.
post #20 of 28
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Still no baby here at 41 wks 3 days! Like somebody else said, the natural stuff is a joke and has yet to work. We thought Christmas was going to be the day because I had contractions that were 3-5 minutes apart most of the day. We got the mw over and had everything all set to go. Contractions started at 4 am and stopped cold turkey that evening. I don't know what happened. The baby just decided that she wanted to cook some more I guess. False alarms drive me crazy because they create such false hope. I was soooo ready and then bam, nothing.
Library Lady - we are two peas in a pod lately! I've done the same thing w/contractions lately. They keep me up at night so I don't sleep and then I'm cranky with the girls the next day. I've pretty much tried every natural method there is. Except pineapple (I can't stand that stuff) and the castor oil. I think I'd rather od on apple juice!

here's to one less day!
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