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post #21 of 44
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Originally Posted by delicate_sunshine View Post
Thanks! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for that. Not planning on it - just hoping for it, lol.
Baby may be getting himself in an optimal position, and you may have a faster labor for it... We'll see, huh?
post #22 of 44
Thinking of you!
post #23 of 44
I've been overdue with every birth (9 days, 6 days, 13 days, and 7 days!). What really helped me was going out and freaking out people. It was so much fun to have them ask when I was due and say, "oh...8 days ago..." and watch their faces. Usually they looked appalled as if baby would just drop out or something. It was hilarious and provided much needed comic relief!!!!
post #24 of 44
Thread Starter 
It is funny when you get to tell people how far over you are. My favorite response is "Why hasn't the doctor taken the baby?" Instead of going into UC details, b/c I don't feel like arguing it w/ the cashier at Wal-Mart or something, I just say "Because I plan on keeping it." They usually don't get it. People don't really seem to have sympathy for you going overdue. They just look at you like you're crazy or something for not having been induced or cut already.
post #25 of 44
haha I love that reply! I'm going to use that one!
post #26 of 44
Thread Starter 
HP, you will probably have your baby before I do - haha!

By the way is your "due date" (oh how I hate that term right now) April 9, 2009 or just April of 2009 in your siggie?
post #27 of 44
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Originally Posted by delicate_sunshine View Post
HP, you will probably have your baby before I do - haha!

By the way is your "due date" (oh how I hate that term right now) April 9, 2009 or just April of 2009 in your siggie?
technically it's april 16-24th depending on my exact O date - which I am not 100% on...

but I've yet to have a baby on an EDD - so I just go with the whole month
post #28 of 44
Thread Starter 
I was curious b/c April 9 was my little boy's due date. He came on the 8th, though.
post #29 of 44
I keep starting and stopping labour. it's driving me mad!!! it will work up to the point where I think "hey maybe this is actually gonna stick..." and then it fades. I envy those peple that don't start contracting until it's labour. me? I don't know until I'm really really in labour! I could have this baby tonight or in a month for all I know. and I know I'm only 37 weeks, but the constant back and forth is driving me nuts!! I'm scared to plan to go anywhere... b/c when the contractions come they hurt!
post #30 of 44
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Originally Posted by HennyPenny View Post
I keep starting and stopping labour. it's driving me mad!!! it will work up to the point where I think "hey maybe this is actually gonna stick..." and then it fades. and I know I'm only 37 weeks, but the constant back and forth is driving me nuts!! I'm scared to plan to go anywhere... b/c when the contractions come they hurt!
What I tell people is this- it's your body exercising itself, and getting the baby in an optimal position. Consider it false until proven otherwise. And by otherwise, I mean ctx 2-3 min apart, 60 seconds long or more, and increasing in intensity....
That way you won't be wearing yourself out needlessly wondering if "this is it"....hth...
post #31 of 44
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Originally Posted by cathicog View Post
What I tell people is this- it's your body exercising itself, and getting the baby in an optimal position. Consider it false until proven otherwise. And by otherwise, I mean ctx 2-3 min apart, 60 seconds long or more, and increasing in intensity....
That way you won't be wearing yourself out needlessly wondering if "this is it"....hth...
I totally know what you mean... unfortunately MANY moms never make it to 2-3 minutes apart and 60 seconds long. I've had a few clients deliver at 5-7 mins apart. and one at nearly 10 mins apart! (ok that was an odd one)


but yeah I try to ignore the contractions until they get 5 mins apart for an hrish and then I start thinking "hmmm.. this could actually be going somewhere"

I'm one of those "constant contractors" so I contract all of the time. if I paid attention to every single one I'd think I was in labour 20 times a day! haha it's been this way since 28 weeks for me! (this week they've been more intense though!)
post #32 of 44
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Oh, I wish I was having contractions, but I'm barely having any. I think if I don't do this today or tomorrow I'm going to really start getting depressed.
post #33 of 44
How far along are you mama?! I know how tiring this can be. I had contractions 10 minutes apart for a week before active labor began! I had my little one VBA2C at almost 44 wks and she was perfect and healthy!

Hang in there! Do you still feel everything is well? Just tired?
post #34 of 44
Thread Starter 
Yeah, I know that everything is fine... I just want to be holding my baby. And I really thought I would be by now. DS came a day before his due date, but I am 42 weeks today. On the upside, everyone is better except DS has a mild cough.
post #35 of 44
I'm hoping it's soon for you!! I feel like we're in some sort of contest - and I have a feeling you're gonna "win" first hehe
post #36 of 44
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Originally Posted by delicate_sunshine View Post
Yeah, I know that everything is fine... I just want to be holding my baby. And I really thought I would be by now. DS came a day before his due date, but I am 42 weeks today. On the upside, everyone is better except DS has a mild cough.
I completely understand! I'm so glad everyone is feeling better.
post #37 of 44
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Originally Posted by at_the_hip View Post
I've been overdue with every birth (9 days, 6 days, 13 days, and 7 days!). What really helped me was going out and freaking out people. It was so much fun to have them ask when I was due and say, "oh...8 days ago..." and watch their faces. Usually they looked appalled as if baby would just drop out or something. It was hilarious and provided much needed comic relief!!!!
I did the exact same thing last time, lol! I'm *almost* hoping to go "overdue" this time just so I can do it again! I love when they respond with "Oh, well what are doing out and about? Shouldn't you be at home?" Why, is sitting at home staring at the calender going to make the baby come any faster

Susannah~I hope your LO decides to get things going soon! Maybe s/he is just waiting until everyone is 100% better to come. But go see how many people you can freak out in the meantime! The baby section at Wal-Mart is a great place to find nosey people and get unsolicited comments, lol!
post #38 of 44
I went to walmart yesterday and the cashier said "you haven't had the baby yet!?" and I immediately thought of you! haha but I couldn't bring myself to say something smart though b/c she was so friendly (and a young girl). I did chuckle to myself and then told me husband what you said to your cashier.

(FWIW He got it... heh)
post #39 of 44
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Originally Posted by HennyPenny View Post
I went to walmart yesterday and the cashier said "you haven't had the baby yet!?" and I immediately thought of you! haha but I couldn't bring myself to say something smart though b/c she was so friendly (and a young girl). I did chuckle to myself and then told me husband what you said to your cashier.

(FWIW He got it... heh)
OK, I'll chime in here. I loved/hated this too! I didn't like it w/acquantances b/c they were always on my case, but w/strangers it was fun to say, "Oh, I was due 3 weeks ago!" LOL. I always got "Are you wrong on your dates" or "They LET you do this?" Who the heck is THEY and why would I be letting anyone do or not let me do anything? It was even worse when I'd tell them, "Ya, and I'm having a double VBAC!"
post #40 of 44
Thread Starter 
Exactly - with friends and acquaintances it's so annoying, but with strangers it's a lot of fun to be able to say "I'm 10 1/2 months pregnant!" They can usually hardly get any words out... just a or : It's so funny! I hate hate hate hearing "They're letting you go so far over?" Or something similar? It's like... Can "they" stop me?

I've been having some really good contractions tonight... so please please please : that they keep coming.

I'm so flattered that you thought of me in Wal-Mart, Laura! DH walked in while I was reading your post and asked me why I was grinning like a fool. Haha. I always try to be friendly or say it jokingly, though when I'm asked. I hope people don't think I'm being rude when I say it! I would be so embarrassed.
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