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post #21 of 45
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Originally Posted by Xerxella View Post
to ShineliketheSon and Nancy

I know I shouldn't say this, but it would be SO awesome to have my water just break. At least I'd know that this really is it. It's not going to fade away, change, whatever. I would know in the next couple days, I would be holding my new baby in my arms. It could even break right here at work, that'd be fine with me. (My boss would freak! She's not a mom type.)

That'd make the gossip rounds....





I'm feeling blah today for no reason. I actually have some energy but I don't want to do anything. I'm as well rested as I can get being 9m pg with two other children. I *should* be playing with the girls outside since it's beautiful out but I don't want to or I should be doing stuff around my house. I'm kind of over keeping the house picked up, cleaned, and food in the fridge ready to go. I've been doing all that for weeks now. If I went into labor now, there isn't anything quick to feed anyone but that thought of making yet ANOTHER casserole/soup makes me want to run/waddle screaming away.
post #22 of 45
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Originally Posted by nancy11 View Post
And THEN, to get your hopes up every time something "new" happens, only to be left in the same position as before -- square one.

I'm not doing it again!!!! Seriously. This is it.

So now, I just get to sit around and wait more with everyone else. I know I'm not special, but it still sucks the big one.
I"m NOT doing this again either! We had always planned on two kids, but this pregnancy has made it even more concrete. Dh is good with two girls. I'm talking him into a vas. Unless God has other plans we are DONE!

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Originally Posted by Xerxella View Post
to ShineliketheSon and Nancy

I know I shouldn't say this, but it would be SO awesome to have my water just break. At least I'd know that this really is it. It's not going to fade away, change, whatever. I would know in the next couple days, I would be holding my new baby in my arms.
Thanks for the hugs...I too wish my water would break. This is how it happened with DD and I knew imeidatly and 4 hours later she was here....why can't it just happen on demand???
post #23 of 45
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Originally Posted by Peony View Post

I'm feeling blah today for no reason. I actually have some energy but I don't want to do anything. I'm as well rested as I can get being 9m pg with two other children. I *should* be playing with the girls outside since it's beautiful out but I don't want to or I should be doing stuff around my house. I'm kind of over keeping the house picked up, cleaned, and food in the fridge ready to go. I've been doing all that for weeks now. If I went into labor now, there isn't anything quick to feed anyone but that thought of making yet ANOTHER casserole/soup makes me want to run/waddle screaming away.
I just started keeping the house clean, I'm not good at that but DH has been doing so much I felt I better do better this week and it'll be nice to come home from hospital to nice clean house. SIL stuffed our freezer full of homecooked freezer meals and has more in her freezer so I'm good on that. Thank goodness, I HATE to cook. I've been tempted to use some but I will wait till baby is born.

Boy I'm just a crabby preggo today! Good thing DH is at work, he wouldn't be able to handle it! I think we'll go to the coffee house and church library this afternoon after nap to kill time. Gotta do something since I'm not in control of when this baby will come.
post #24 of 45
so.... good news at my house but some bad timing! My DH had been laid off until mid-June, and has been home for three weeks (well, doing some under-the-table work for a friend but mostly around). And my mom is visiting, and my son was on vacation and.... no baby. So we've all been tripping over eachother (I live in a small 2-bed apt). WELL, today DH got called in for 2 days of work at the other major theater in town (he's a props artisan) AND simultaneously contacted by the head of props for an interview for a seasonal position. They must have finally gotten their green-light to hire for the summer season- they do 15 plays or something so its really busy there all summer.

Watch, baby will decide to come tomorrow or something! Now I want it to hold on until DH had his interview b/c we need him to get this job! ARGH, these inconvenient little ones... if it had just been born a week or two ago we could have had this lovely relaxing family time together.

Nancy, I had a couple of days of that on-and-off labor w/ my son. It was annoying in a way, and I remember those sheets of paper where I was writing everything down... but when it REALLY got going, I could tell, because I couldn't sleep, eat, etc anymore. There is a VERY good chance your husband will have plenty of warning to get there (really most people do not have babies in under 2 hours!), but also a good idea to have a friend on back-up in case it gets too much to be alone. The MWs kept telling me that if a warm bath or shower, a cup of tea, whatever slows things down enough to rest, then to take the opportunity. I had at least 2 other friends who didn't do that-- stayed up all night trying to keep things "moving along" and ended up with these crazy exhausting labor experiences b/c it was still 2-3 days before they had their babies. So hard as it is, every night I am trying to just have a cup of tea and read a book a bit and get to bed at a nice normal time, and even though its vaguely disappointing to wake up the next morning with nothing going on, I *know* its important for my body to be rested and healthy!

And, ugh, no way would I want an induction. I am hoping baby comes by 40+4 so I don't have to start fighting the docs on this, b/c they want me do schedule one for then- a week from tomorrow. I told them I wouldn't do it, and we left it at that. I'm planning a HB anyway, so its a little easier for me to be non-compliant that way, but still.
post #25 of 45
Thread Starter 


: Peace, Love & Labor Vibes

I also would like to have labor come back and be finished for convenience purposes: My MIL is flying in from Maine tomorrow night. She'll be here for 6 days, and if baby comes while she's here I will have both FIL & step-MIL here WITH MIL. They are all kind to one another in person, but there is much tension just under the surface, and my two MILs talk about each other like catty schoolgirls. Even after 20+ years of getting used to each other.
post #26 of 45
Ugh! My MIL is in town for Baby's arrival. I *did* want her here since my Mom can't be here. She's very unintrusive and cooks (but doesn't clean), which is nice, but she's just always there. Waiting... Unexpectedly spent all day Saturday and all day Sunday just me and her at home...waiting...It's not like she's in my face, but the only place to escape is the bedroom and it's obvious that I'm avoiding her. I'm just not in the mood to worry about someone else's comfort or make conversation. At least I can escape to work.
post #27 of 45
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Originally Posted by townelin View Post
Ugh! My MIL is in town for Baby's arrival. I *did* want her here since my Mom can't be here. She's very unintrusive and cooks (but doesn't clean), which is nice, but she's just always there. Waiting... Unexpectedly spent all day Saturday and all day Sunday just me and her at home...waiting...It's not like she's in my face, but the only place to escape is the bedroom and it's obvious that I'm avoiding her. I'm just not in the mood to worry about someone else's comfort or make conversation. At least I can escape to work.

So sorry! This is one of the reasons I will NOT have MIL here this weekend. I told DH she's coming to help SIL move, it's up to SIL to figure out where she's staying it's not our job.
post #28 of 45
well, my mom is here and b/c she's my mom I am being crabby and mean to her, even though it not her fault she's been here over a week and no baby! She cleans but doesn't cook. Go figure. I don't mind cooking but it might get on my nerves after baby comes.

my MIL will come "when I need her", she also cleans and doesn't cook, and sort of hangs around fretting and waiting to be told what to do... if DH is back working F/T we'll probably ask her to come for 2 weeks when I am past the worst of the PP time, since I find her rather exhausting to have around.
post #29 of 45
My parents and ILs are about 4 hrs away. They will only be around when I am in the hospital and I have no plans to entertain people for the two weeks afterwards when my husband is on vacation.

The pineapple did nothing, this morning. I think Peanut is going to arrive exactly on time. Everything else has gone that way, all on schedule and typical. I guess it's nice to know when 'that time' is -- I suppose I'm not completely in the dark. I was just hoping to get on the softball field sooner.

Meanwhile I clipped my cat's nails (she hates that) and she scratched up my legs trying to get away. So now I look like I was in a cat fight. Perfect for the hospital. :-/

We have no food prepared, although we're ready to make a big batch of chicken soup and a batch of chili -- so that will work for a while. I have a pile of dishes to wash and I guess I could do some more laundry. Ew... I sound like a housewife. I can't really do much else today... it's rain-snowing or something. The weekend was so awesome... I don't know what happened.
post #30 of 45
Woke up this morning to an AWESOME DREAM! I dreamt that I had my baby (Piper Faye) at 11pm at the birth center and we where all back home the next morning. I was holding her and she was so sturdy and warm:
I brought her into our bedroom and dd#1 (Ava) was on bed and snuggling up to her new little sister saying "Hi Baby Piper" She was beautiful! So of course any little cramp or pressure feeling has me on alert. But alas nothing exciting so far today. I have a midwife appt tomorrow and I'm REALLY hoping some changes have happened to my cervix. She swept my membranes at the last appt and I had a good amount of bloody show and intermittent cramps for 2 days. DH and I where able to DTD on Saturday for some prostaglandins (not very romantic). I hope this baby plans on picking her birthday sooner rather than later!!!!
post #31 of 45
I dreamed last night I gave birth to 5 kids...yea, i don;t think so!

Went to my appointment this morning

They did a non stress test today, baby passed.

Last week I was down 1 pound for a total of 19 pounds gained over all...still the same at 19 total gained.

She sweeped my membranes again, we'll see if it does anything this time. My appointment on Thursday yeilded nothing, so we'll see... It was more pressure than last time and I've had more bleeding afterwards this time.

I'm still at 4 cent and as ripe and soft as I can get without actually being in labor.

I have another appointment on Thursday. I'll get a quick ultrasound, just to check fluid levels and everything then another non stress test.

Baby will definitly be here on Tuesday. I have an induction scheduled at the hospital for Tuesday morning. I'm going in at 7am. She'll start by breaking my water, then see if that sets me into labor. If not she'll start a slow pitocin drip to start labor.

So his eviction is set now wether he likes it or not.
post #32 of 45
Wake me when it's over.
post #33 of 45
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I know I shouldn't say this, but it would be SO awesome to have my water just break. At least I'd know that this really is it. It's not going to fade away, change, whatever. I would know in the next couple days, I would be holding my new baby in my arms. It could even break right here at work, that'd be fine with me. (My boss would freak! She's not a mom type.)
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.I too wish my water would break. This is how it happened with DD and I knew imeidatly and 4 hours later she was here....why can't it just happen on demand???
I don't know, you guys... my water has officially been gushing out since 10:45 this morning. It's now 5:20 pm and I've had maybe two feelings that if I concentrated really hard I could notice and could possibly call a contraction.

I had pineapple about an hour ago and meanwhile I'm just listening to DH fret about whether or not to call the birth center to give them a heads up. (I say no: water breaking "starts the clock" and I don't want to end up transferring to the hospital if I don't need to!)
post #34 of 45
Thread Starter 
I'm still giving my DP crap about rushing to call my CNM the first time I went into labor 6 years ago. Then he rushed me into leaving my warm and comfy bathtub so that I could labor for nine hours in a frigid hospital room with little privacy. : I'll never be rushed again.
post #35 of 45
It's so weird with water-breaking. I feel like you just don't know if something serious is going on silently, or if you should just sit tight. I agree that being in the hospital too soon would suck.
post #36 of 45
Question about heart rate. Is it a cause to be concerened when the babies heart rate is at 128 and mine in the low 100? This morning I had a MW appointment and the doppler said 128 mine in the 100s then again at 98. I've been resting for 40 mins now and my heart rate is 112. I've been trying to get and keep my heart rate down! To no avail. I'm worried. At one time today, I believe my heart rate was so high that I was starting to go numb in the ears. I was begining to tune out, like the vision dimming and my hearing was not all there. What is really strange is that my blood pressure was good, forget but I do remember a comment saying it was nice healthy blood pressure.

Anyone ever experience this?
post #37 of 45
Writing down "contractions" again. Apparently, nighttime is popular with the goo-goo.
post #38 of 45
Nevermind. Had five within 40 minutes and then nada. Love this! (NOT)
post #39 of 45
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Originally Posted by townelin View Post
Ugh! My MIL is in town for Baby's arrival. I *did* want her here since my Mom can't be here. She's very unintrusive and cooks (but doesn't clean), which is nice, but she's just always there. Waiting... Unexpectedly spent all day Saturday and all day Sunday just me and her at home...waiting...It's not like she's in my face, but the only place to escape is the bedroom and it's obvious that I'm avoiding her. I'm just not in the mood to worry about someone else's comfort or make conversation. At least I can escape to work.
Oh great fun. I hope you are able to escape some.
post #40 of 45
nancy there is a free online contraction master that helps you keep track of them...I'm thinking of starting to track myself
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