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post #41 of 295
My dr won't induce before you're at least 2cm. She said any less than that dramatically increases the chances of c-section, which she tries to avoid. I asked her about it on Monday. Hopefully your Cousin-IL goes smoothly!
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My dr won't induce before you're at least 2cm. She said any less than that dramatically increases the chances of c-section, which she tries to avoid. I asked her about it on Monday. Hopefully your Cousin-IL goes smoothly!
That is wise of your doctor. In my group of friends and family, none have had a successful induction when they were 1cm or less and all ended in c-sections so I'm crossing my fingers that her body and baby are really ready for birth.
post #43 of 295
I'm happy to say that I got the best night of sleep last night in so long I can't remember.

I happened to call my nauturopath on Monday to ask if she had sugguestions about my sleep. She said it sounded like classic adrenal fatigue symptoms and that I should take my adrenal supp that I had on hand. I did that and I think that's what did it for me! Yeah!

I also didn't have ANY contractions through the night last night (either that, or they weren't strong enough to wake me up). They had gotten stronger, longer and more frequent for the couple of nights leading up to last night, so I thought last night might be it. I had a chiro adjustment yesterday and am wondering now if it was happening because she was in a bad position?

So, I'm feeling refreshed today and am hoping to relax about when baby will come instead of stressing it or rushing her out. We'll see if I can actually pull it off?!

Sadie
post #44 of 295
Hello everyone, I am joining in late here but wanted to say hi to everyone and I am thoroughly impressed with all you 39+ ladies out there still functioning, I will be 38 on Friday and I have lost the will to do just about anything besides eat and complain.

Is anyone still working? I feel like I am the only one, my MW was surprised when I told her I was but I just need to finish up this week and next week and I'll be all set.

KatieJD, I don't know if you have cleared up your phone issues with your DH but friends of mine who have traveled abroad (all over the world) swear by calling cards. They also absolutely work from cell phones in my experience.

That's all I've got for now I have to spend my lunch trying to get my driver side window to roll up. It is finicky and I think it has finally decided to never go up again! Right before it's supposed to rain tomorrow!

Hang in there mama's I can't wait to read more birth stories!
post #45 of 295
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I wonder if it would work better on you though since your body is not used to it.
That's possible! I do really love Indian food and have a bit higher tolerance to that. I'm thinking dinner tonight... hehe!

Glad you got a good night's sleep Sadie - I'm trying to relax these days and hope that helps too!
post #46 of 295
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That is wise of your doctor. In my group of friends and family, none have had a successful induction when they were 1cm or less and all ended in c-sections so I'm crossing my fingers that her body and baby are really ready for birth.
Was induced at 1 cm with DD. It was a long induction, and I came close to the section, but she was born vaginally. It can work. (WOuld not do it again though... )
post #47 of 295
Tired. Stressed. Hungry. Annoyed. Introspective.
None of them go well with chasing a toddler while waiting for labour.

Katie I'm glad to hear that you are working things out wrt communicating with DH.
post #48 of 295
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Is anyone still working? I feel like I am the only one, my MW was surprised when I told her I was but I just need to finish up this week and next week and I'll be all set.
Yep, I'm still working. I'm 39 weeks by my adjusted due date. I don't work full time, and have started doing some stuff from home. However, I do kind of like getting up and going in... as I sort of hope that being up and out and about will help things along. I'll probably work up until I know I'm having real contractions, or my water breaks.

That said - I do work for my Dad so I have some leeway regarding my schedule. My poor father... he is terrified that I will go into labor while at work!
post #49 of 295
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Was induced at 1 cm with DD. It was a long induction, and I came close to the section, but she was born vaginally. It can work. (WOuld not do it again though... )
Oh yeah, I was "augmented" at 1 cm too. I wouldn't do it again either, although for different reasons than fear of c/s. My nurses were complete UAVs who gave me medication against my wishes (held a gas mask over my face, came into the room and jabbed me with a needle before I even knew they were there), including one to which I'm allergic. And then DS1 was born during the aftermath of the worst accident the hospital had seen in 30 years which involved 12 adults and 4 children- 2 adults and 1 child died. And because the accident happened outside of my friend's workplace, her mom barged into my labour room, frantic and asking if she was with me since she'd stayed the night at the hospital with me, as I was being told to push.
Good times.
post #50 of 295
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Is anyone still working? I feel like I am the only one, my MW was surprised when I told her I was but I just need to finish up this week and next week and I'll be all set.
Worked until 2 weeks before my due date with DD. This time, I was supposed to work to 38 weeks again and finish on the 8, but I just could not anymore. Got the MW to sign me a pretty letter and took the last week off. SO I have been off since the 5.
Something to look forward for you.

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That's all I've got for now I have to spend my lunch trying to get my driver side window to roll up. It is finicky and I think it has finally decided to never go up again! Right before it's supposed to rain tomorrow!
I had a car like that at some point. I was still living home then, it was summer, and people kept borrowing it. I have fought so much with that stupid window, until I intentionally broke the knob to make sure no one could lower that window again.
post #51 of 295
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Yep, I'm still working. I'm 39 weeks by my adjusted due date. I don't work full time, and have started doing some stuff from home. However, I do kind of like getting up and going in... as I sort of hope that being up and out and about will help things along. I'll probably work up until I know I'm having real contractions, or my water breaks.

That said - I do work for my Dad so I have some leeway regarding my schedule. My poor father... he is terrified that I will go into labor while at work!
haha, I can just picture how my dad would handle it! Do you have a plan for going into labor at work? I am still not sure what I will do. I work nearly an hour from my house so I am thinking at the very first twinge I will bail and drive home just in case. DH calls me literally 3-4 times a day to "check" his way of being super anxious about me going into labor.
Fortunately my schedule is flexible I just really want to finish what I'm doing (homeschooling special needs kid, so I want to finish our school year)...

All this talk of spicy chinese food makes me hungry. If anyone wants to make some at home there is an awesome awesome recipe on allrecipes.com for Sweet, Spicy and Sticky chicken...It is better than chinese restaurants and you can adjust your own level of heat. So crispy, I think I will make it for dinner tonight!
post #52 of 295
About as spicy as I get is Taco Bell!

Chiro went well. Had a few things messed up again, but she said she is pretty sure baby is now where he's supposed to be and she could feel his back facing my stomach which is awesome. I just hope he stays that way. I did not want another sunny side up baby! Still have contrax off and on, but nothing substantial. They don't seem to come regular and hang on for a while until evening time. I fully expect to go in labor in the evening, though as that's been my pattern. Pretty sure this "little" guy will be here within the next week, but if not, at least there is an end in sight. Everyone seems amazed when I talk matter of fact that it will quite possibly be two more weeks, but I am used to going over so I've had in my head all along that it probably would be.

We have off from Little League from the 17th-22nd so any time in there would be great for having a baby before tournaments. I'm so sure he'll listen!
post #53 of 295
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If anyone wants to make some at home there is an awesome awesome recipe on allrecipes.com for Sweet, Spicy and Sticky chicken...It is better than chinese restaurants and you can adjust your own level of heat. So crispy, I think I will make it for dinner tonight!
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Too lazy to search... Got the direct link to the recipe?
post #54 of 295
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haha, I can just picture how my dad would handle it! Do you have a plan for going into labor at work? I am still not sure what I will do. I work nearly an hour from my house so I am thinking at the very first twinge I will bail and drive home just in case. DH calls me literally 3-4 times a day to "check" his way of being super anxious about me going into labor.
Fortunately my schedule is flexible I just really want to finish what I'm doing (homeschooling special needs kid, so I want to finish our school year)...
I don't have a real plan... I'm sort of playing it by ear. I only work about 10 minutes from home though, so I'm not too concerned. If I felt any twinges when I got up in the morning, I'd call and say that I would be working from home that day. I'm set up to access my work pc from my home computer, so that's easy enough for me to do - I can see how that wouldn't quite work for you!

And DH took chicken out for dinner tonight, I'm definitely going to search the recipe you listed and see if we have all the stuff to make it! Yum!

Glad to hear chiro went well Asher, and that baby is hanging out in a good position! And I'm with you in terms of thinking that "the end is in sight". Even if I go late, past due date #2, it's still so close! What a good feeling.
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Too lazy to search... Got the direct link to the recipe?
absolutely! It is soo good I just want to share it with everyone I meet...

here you go

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Sweet-S...en/Detail.aspx

the only differences I do for my own recipe is cut way back on the ginger because it is really strong and dredge the chicken in flour before you fry it...make sure the pan is hot too...Oh my god my stomach is grumbling now, I can't wait to make this tonight for dinner it only takes about 15 minutes and DH and I just have some brown rice and veggies with it. Perfect meal!

Asher, I keep thinking I will see your birth announcement any day now! I hope you are feeling well!

Yes, the car sucks horribly. It is a 2000 but has been abused a bit and has these little quirks like the window and if it rains really hard and the car is inclined at a certain angle the little light in the back on the ceiling fills up with water and dumps out when the car moves..Just a joy. It still functions and I don't think I am getting a new one anytime soon. This was an amazing graduation gift from my grandparents and I am making it last forever!
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post #58 of 295
Labor vibes for Lissa!

That chicken looks really yummy, I will have to save that recipe. You could also dust the chicken in corn starch (like they do at Chinese restaurants) and pan cook it prior to adding the sauce for extra crispiness.
post #59 of 295
Wow, this thread grew fast!

I've been working for my parents on a very part-time basis the last few months, and I was kind of crampy yesterday, but I figure labor isn't likely to come on so fast that I can't either drive myself home or have one of my family members drive me home, so I wasn't too worried. And here it is, a gorgeous Wednesday, and no baby yet. I have a midwife appointment in half an hour (we live five minutes away from her office; it's such a luxury), and I'm looking forward to seeing what she has to say about my progress in the last week. I think baby is still somewhat posterior, but when I talked to my chiro about it, he said there just wasn't room for the baby to be completely anterior in my uterus, and he thinks that baby will be just fine to reposition in early labor (I wish s/he were LOP rather than tending toward ROP, but I have a good feeling about it working out either way).

I bought flowers, herbs, and tomato plants yesterday and am hoping to get some work done on my container gardens and little garden square today! It's a bit early to plant some of this stuff for Minnesota, but I think it'll be alright, and I'm afraid if I don't get it done before the baby arrives, it won't get done at all. I have to finish making some snacks I want to have for labor, and freeze some soup a friend made us, and a number of other assorted little tasks. I keep hoping I'll wake up in the middle of the night in labor, but I'm still very relaxed about timing for this little one, unlike one of my former coworkers, who is due on Sunday and is scheduled to be induced Monday if her baby boy doesn't arrive. I guess she's pretty uncomfortable. I have trouble imagining that I'd want to be induced the day after my due date barring pretty severe issues, but that's just me, and we'll see how I feel if/when I get there.
post #60 of 295
DH's coworker said his girlfriend was told by her OB to come in on her DD and she was induced that day....No medical reason at all, it was just her DD...
I asked DH what he said to this and he said he thought it was best just to keep quiet and nod his head like "yeah thats totally what you should do!"
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