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post #21 of 31
A treat a day sounds great!

Me, I called my good friend to go walking with me, and after 2+ hours of strolling through my hilly neighborhood with temps in the 30's, I feel great, but the contractions don't seem to have picked back up. OTOH, she said the same thing to me 3 months ago, and an hour after we got back from walking her water broke, so we shall see what the rest of the night brings. DH went to bed 2 hours ago, and the kids are still asleep. I am going to lay down and try to rest.
post #22 of 31
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Originally Posted by mzminty View Post
I just spent some time on the spinningbabies website and think my baby is posterior.

Maybe that explains all of the false alarms and contractions leading to nowhere? I'm now going to be the inversion queen until I have this baby!

Anybody else suspect this?
Yup, DS was and I feel the same type of movement/positioning with this one I am the false alarm/stop-start contraction queen. I've tried all the positioning techniques, and even when I think I get her in a better place, at some point later, there she is, back on the right side, posterior from what I can tell. I think my uterus/pelvic cavity is somehow shaped to make it this way. I have an appt this afternoon and hopefully my midwife can confirm and offer some help.
post #23 of 31
Bless y'all for starting this thread!! I, too, am not due yet--Sunday, officially--but my body feels VERY ready. The contractions are pretty strong, but sporadic and only a few seconds long, so I'm trying to trust that my body is preparing the way it needs to prepare.

My poor dh is getting the drive-bys at work--all the women he works with keep shaking their head when he shows up, and every time I call, the receptionist spreads the word so that six people are standing at the door to see if he's going to run out or not!

My lack of a "clean house" criterion for my homebirth is keeping me from my treat day! I'm doing my best, but being this big and uncomfortable, it's hard to effectively keep up with the wake of toys, papers, clothes, etc. left by a bored 3 year old...I feel like I can't relax and let go until the house is "ready," even though the baby's not!
post #24 of 31
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Still laboring... since 8:40 pm last night.... This better not turn into another dress rehearsal... I cannot bear to even think about going through all this again.

We are getting a storm tonight of course... I hope these contractions stay strong and get closer together. :
post #25 of 31
I've been sleeping HORRIBLY these last couple days....and even started throwing up again even with my Zofran. Not only that, my body hurts from trying to sleep and lay down....

I'm so tired of not being able to do what I want to do because my body hurts so much and is so awkward..... I had a breakdown last night and had DH just hold me until about 1am....which was not fun since I had to wake up at 6 for work. But I know if I didn't go to work, not only would we lose the money, but I would get so frustrated and bored at home. So I'm trying to push through it....

The treat idea is a great idea, btw. We are going to start doing that today. It helps since DH is driving me to and from work from now on, just in case I go into labor at work (I'm working up until the baby comes) so we can stop by and do dinner or shop or something. I think this will help....I hope it will, anyways.

Oh, and I'm having this horrible aftertaste in my mouth....that won't go away with anything I eat or drink or even after brushing my teeth. Blech.
post #26 of 31
I went to my chiro last night while I thought that the baby had dropped a week or so ago- today I am walking around his head. good grief. This is getting old already. I never really understood what that meant before. I totally get it. The head is like right there....... Full moon on the 10th.... full moon on the 10th....
post #27 of 31
I have been having prodromal labor for the last 6 days...it started New Years Eve...the menstrual like cramps and unpredictable contractions keep me wondering if this could be the day. I went over 1 week with both my boys...so anticipate this Fri./Sat. to be "the" day.

I had a horrible case of "false labor" on the 15th of Dec when we had a horrible snow storm....the day before was the full moon....the contractions were coming every 5 min. for 3 hours one time and coming every 5 min. for 3 hours another time.

I know I won't be pregnant forever, so I will just cherish each day..since this is our last...a "gift/present" a day sounds like a fantastic idea...I wonder if I can talk my husband into bringing me and the children to Up the Creek tonight...since we do have a gift certificate.

On the down side, my father just called me this morning and wants me to call my Grandmother (since I haven't done that in some time) and go out with my mom sometime this week...he suggested this Friday afternoon. I tried to go to the movies last night with her, but she had no interest since she gets so tired in the evening....the evening is the only time that works for me since my DH works 7-5 all week and I have the other 3 kiddos at home with me....man talk about the other pressures that pregnant woman face...you would think the pressure of a baby on your bladder and cervix is enough and impending labor/birth...but no.:

I did end up going to Marley and Me last night with my sister instead....the chairs were not comfortable, and even though us pregnant women are so emotional...I didn't have to worry about crying my eyes out since everyone else was crying, as well!
post #28 of 31
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Originally Posted by JSMa View Post
Still laboring... since 8:40 pm last night.... This better not turn into another dress rehearsal... I cannot bear to even think about going through all this again.

We are getting a storm tonight of course... I hope these contractions stay strong and get closer together. :
Wishing you a speedy delivery!
post #29 of 31
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Originally Posted by papschmitty View Post
Holy crap, I had my baby this afternoon! Ellery Duncan was born at 4:18 pm after a fast, intense labor. Will post details soon.
Wow! Congratulations!:
post #30 of 31
Oh, god... I think I *am* going crazy. I can't sleep more than 6 hours at a time any more. I wake up exhausted but I can't get back to sleep because I'm in such pain in my back and hips. I'm in pain all the time now.

And no sign of labor. I've been contracting for two weeks now, but never even anything that I'd qualify as "prodromal labor", because it's never been regular. And I know well enough that this could go on for weeks yet, because I'm ONLY 39 WEEKS. My MIL came up to help us (because I can't take care of myself or my daughter anymore, and my husband really needs to work) on Monday and is leaving in a week, and I'm pretty much doubting she'll see a baby before she goes.

I just want to do... something. But there's nothing to do but sit here and wait. And wait. And wait. Sitting in my chair, because walking is agony.
post #31 of 31
Kali, I'm so sorry!! I'm in a similar place, but so far the contractions are not so bad that I can't do mostly what I usually do (try to keep up with a 3 y.o., try to keep my house "clean" for my HB, etc!). Do you knit or crochet? This was the point in my last birth where I banged out like six soakers!! I've also got four books going on at the same time, just so I feel a little productive as I sit.
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