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post #161 of 252
Well, I have hit my wall like many of you. I am tired, grumpy, and don't want to talk to anyone. My baby keeps flipping back and forth and won't stay put in the LOA position. It is frustrating and uncomfortable. Last night, the baby was direct OP for most of the night and I couldn't get any sleep. I am doing everything I can but grrr! Anyway, my house is a mess and no matter how tired I am today I have resolved to get it together- even if my kids end up watching tv all afternoon. I am also going to make a couple of meals to put in the freezer. Hopefully some good ol' fashion hard work will get my head clear again and give me a boost of energy. Right now I feel like my head is in a fog and I am really stressed out. My last baby was born about 24 hours after a night of feeling extra peaceful and rested. It was like everything came together for me and I was ready in every way. I am so not there yet but I really, really want to be.
post #162 of 252
Well I didn't get the membrane sweep. I've had a runny nose and a sore throat for a few days so I want to get over that first. Next week though my appt is at 40wks 1d so I think I will get the internal and possibly the sweep then if this baby doesn't come beforehand. I did get the acupuncture though and it seemed to help with this cold. My mw said it's pretty normal to get a mild infection or cold and then get over it and promptly go into labour. This is what I am hoping for.
Baby has been LOA almost this entire pregnancy and now she is ROP!! I did hands and knees last night. I felt her flip the other day and did hands and knees and felt her move but she must have just moved more posterior. Now I know why I have knees jutting out the front of me. Since she's flipped though all my ctx have stopped.
post #163 of 252
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Originally Posted by JesiLynne View Post
Can I join you in that hole ? I need a nap!
Sure, hop right in!

I think I may go for a walk and do some curb walking. And then maybe a belly lift or 2 or 10. And then maybe hit some accupressure points. And then if I still feel nothing, I may just do this
post #164 of 252
I took a "nap" (resting in bed while the boys play on top of me, lol) for about an hour and now I am having contractions again. Every time they start I casually wonder, "will it be today?" But it never is . . .
post #165 of 252
I went through a period of just feeling done but since I woke yesterday morning I feel so at peace and ready. I feel happy, confident and physically feel really good. Other than waking 1-2 a night to use the bathroom I am sleeping well. I still hope to have this baby sooner rather than later but for now I am fine with waiting.

Larissa I hope this is it for you! I have a few painful BH each evening but nothing else so far.
post #166 of 252
JesiLynne, you're a saint. Can't imagine dealing with any kids right now!

nighten, I'm with you. I had an awful crampy night last night, but today I'm 1cm dialated and 50% effaced, so I'm hoping all that cramping served some purpose.

Had my 39 week appointment today and I had her check me just because I'm so curious. Some progress, but now I think knowing that is just making me even more anxious. Friday is my last day of work, so I'm really busy trying to get everything in place for when I'm out, and still trying to leave a little early.

I think I'm going to try to will Baby to arrive on the 9th or 10th. I mean, I'm not going to chemically induce her or anything, just try to will it to happen. Astrologically speaking, are those good days to labor and be born?

Nillarilla, I'm thinking about a sweep next week too. Midwife agreed if i'm a little more dialated...you'll have to let us know how yours goes if you go that route.

Larissa, I hope those contrax start going somewhere soon!
post #167 of 252
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Originally Posted by Jenivere View Post
I went through a period of just feeling done but since I woke yesterday morning I feel so at peace and ready. I feel happy, confident and physically feel really good. Other than waking 1-2 a night to use the bathroom I am sleeping well. I still hope to have this baby sooner rather than later but for now I am fine with waiting.
I did this *exact* thing on Friday the 23rd and after resting all weekend woke up on Monday and my water broke! It was very very strange for me.

to all of you Mamas still waiting. Sending lots of ELV for when they are needed
post #168 of 252
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Originally Posted by triscuitsmom View Post
I did this *exact* thing on Friday the 23rd and after resting all weekend woke up on Monday and my water broke! It was very very strange for me.
I hope this baby comes soon!

I just had a prenatal and all is well. No signs of protein, swelling etc. Baby sounds good and is in a good position.
post #169 of 252
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Originally Posted by JesiLynne View Post
Ship some of that peace my way. I'm so tired and stressed and on edge. I have a midwife appt today, and I was an idiot and didn't make plans for someone to watch my kids. So here I am 4 hours from my appt and praying my FIL can come over.
Aw, I'm sorry. This is my first pregnancy so I don't have any of the real life stuff to worry about. I'm free to be pretty darn lazy. I've had a bit of a sinus issue lately so I took some bendryl before bed and it definitely helped me sleep, which I think really affected my mood!

I'm glad to hear your FIL is coming over. Five kids -- good lord woman, I can't even imagine that right now!
post #170 of 252
I'm so behind on the babies born already!!! Congratulations to all the mamas!!

I went to visit my old coworkers yesterday. It was nice to see them but ugh, could have done without the whole you're not ready yet?!?! What if the baby comes early?! sigh... I worry A LOT on my own... I don't need other people increasing it! So last night I could barely sleep because I was so worried the baby might decide to come out and I've been trying to clean today and am now resting because my back is killing me!!

My shower is this Saturday and other than family, not really sure who will show up. No one RSVP'd with my mom, which drives her nuts! So we'll have 12 to 50 people coming.... I don't really want to do it anymore as I'm feeling more and more anti-social. I think I need to go eat some cupcakes now...
post #171 of 252
I know at least one more of us had a baby today but I'm not going to spoil her fun in telling everyone. I am quite envious though.
post #172 of 252
Kssinca....12 to 50? That's quite as spread. No wonder your mom is stressed. How could you possibly know how much food you'll need? ACK!

Jenevere...you're a tease! I can't wait to find out who.

Me....I'm not going to go early, I can tell. I have the pool blown up and it's just sitting there, mocking me. I went to my midwife appt. today and asked what I could do and she told me to take some EPO...3by mouth and 1 vag./day. She didn't want to check me as it wouldn't really tell us much. I kind of knew she's feel that way when I suggested it. I have very sporadic intense contractions and loose bowels, but nothing is going on in there. (I've been checking myself.) The baby is LOA though, so that's good. His head is still way up and floating. I hope he engages soon. I just can't wait to see him.

Wishing us all luck and healthy babies soon!
post #173 of 252
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Originally Posted by LionTigerBear View Post
...now I am having contractions again. Every time they start I casually wonder, "will it be today?" But it never is . . .
I feel EXACTLY the same way. Contractions all afternoon today, some really good ones too. But I fully expect them to stop completely in the next couple of hours, and I'll wake up tomorrow feeling totally normal.

39 wk appt was today. My MWs are genuinely surprised I haven't had the baby yet (my other 2 babes had long since arrived by now). Everything looked perfect at my appt. I sure am glad to be healthy. My bp has always crept up at the end of my other pregnancies, but this time not a bit.
post #174 of 252
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Originally Posted by chaoticzenmom View Post
Jenevere...you're a tease! I can't wait to find out who.
Well If I were her I'd want to be the one to make my own announcement. So as happy as I am for her, I just can't do it.
post #175 of 252
Ugh! I do NOT want to be awake right now. It's 2:30 here and I've been tossing and turning since 11. Finally got out of bed. I hate not being able to sleep! I wish I had my own bed right now, I'm super-aware of dh. He takes up too much room and rolls around too much!:

I feel for those who are having pro-dromel labour. It can be so frusterating. I had that last time with Evangeline for a few weeks and I got soooo pissy constantly being on 'watch'. I wish things pick up for you all!
post #176 of 252
4:30 am. I am having some extremely uncomfy feelings in my back and lower abs. Feels different. I wonder if this could be it....

I wish I could just go back to sleep. If this is "false" or just some weird kind of indegestion, I am going to be super tired all day.

I'd feel better if I could see some blood or a mucus plug or SOMETHING to say something is definitley going on.
post #177 of 252
I had a weird night last night, too. I am having a harder time getting comfortable at night, and I had some indigestion or something. I have been having a lot of (warning TMI) loose stools and menstrual-like cramps/contractions, too, as well as the fairly regular contractions I get from time to time-- so I keep thinking I could go really soon-- but now that I've passed a certain astrological window I REALLY don't want to have this baby now! I gotta wait until the 14th now-- don't laugh! So baby STAY IN! I will try to be patient.
post #178 of 252
Off to my OB appt. I think the baby has turned from LOA to just anterior, which might explain why I feel different. I hope he stays that way! I'm still contracting, but it's not painful at all so I doubt it's anything.

Hoping all you mama's have a great morning!
post #179 of 252
I feel so clever and , suddenly, OK with this prodromal weird labor stuff. The others were, well, not super fast, maybe, but super intense, contractions every minute or minute and a half from the beginning kinds of labors. And SUPER fast (45 minutes) from 3 cm to baby in arms.
I woke up a couple hours a go with an image in my head thatind of makes this stuff all make sense.
It's like you've been preparing for a marathon for months, getting psyched up and training hard. The day of the marathon arrives, the reporters and photographers and friends and family you've invited are all there, waiting. You go to sign in and get your racing number and starting position only to find out that you've misread the rules and instead of the big rush take off and running as fast as you've been training for you're going to walk, you can start whenver you feel like it, and you have to hold your 2 year old's hand, so you won't even be able to WALK fast and you'll have to stop and watch ants and look for worms randomly along the way. The starting gun WILL go off, but nobody knows when, and you have to just walk along the race route until then. And of course, all of your fans are going to follow you, so that they're there when the gun goes off.
Oh- it sounded better when I was still in bed. But at least having that image is helping me relax about this slow start. I AM getting there, I AM making progress, I am also getting to sleep (sort of) and be at home, and I have the chance to enjoy this last little bit with just two kids.
Good morning everyone!
post #180 of 252
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Originally Posted by mama-aya View Post
I feel so clever and , suddenly, OK with this prodromal weird labor stuff. The others were, well, not super fast, maybe, but super intense, contractions every minute or minute and a half from the beginning kinds of labors. And SUPER fast (45 minutes) from 3 cm to baby in arms.
I woke up a couple hours a go with an image in my head thatind of makes this stuff all make sense.
It's like you've been preparing for a marathon for months, getting psyched up and training hard. The day of the marathon arrives, the reporters and photographers and friends and family you've invited are all there, waiting. You go to sign in and get your racing number and starting position only to find out that you've misread the rules and instead of the big rush take off and running as fast as you've been training for you're going to walk, you can start whenver you feel like it, and you have to hold your 2 year old's hand, so you won't even be able to WALK fast and you'll have to stop and watch ants and look for worms randomly along the way. The starting gun WILL go off, but nobody knows when, and you have to just walk along the race route until then. And of course, all of your fans are going to follow you, so that they're there when the gun goes off.
Oh- it sounded better when I was still in bed. But at least having that image is helping me relax about this slow start. I AM getting there, I AM making progress, I am also getting to sleep (sort of) and be at home, and I have the chance to enjoy this last little bit with just two kids.
Good morning everyone!
great thoughts mama
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