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post #41 of 88
37w and still here. I thought he might be born on the 7th (full moon and all. lol), but he wasn't. My next prediction is the 13th. So we shall see.
post #42 of 88
My next prediction is the 12th...though for some reason both my husband and my mother have had the 11th in their heads. That would be fine too.

I don't remember feeling this impatient with my son at all and he came at 41w2d. I guess I didn't know any better than...this time around I feel a much stronger desire to meet this baby!
post #43 of 88
37 and 4 days. Still here and baby is still breech.
post #44 of 88
I'm still here, but I'm only 37 weeks and 1 day, so I'm okay with waiting a bit longer. I feel like I still have too many things to do and I'm not sure if I'm entirely ready to be a mom of a kid on the outside, so I'd be okay if this kid came out a little closer to our EDD (June 28). Although, it would be nice not to feel so hugely uncomfortable!
post #45 of 88
38 weeks - still here. Thought for sure I would go before now. My last was born at 37 weeks and I was on bedrest / reduced activity for the insane amount of contractions I was having earlier on. Still having lots of contractions - they just don't seem to go anywhere. Trying to be patient about waiting... tired of wondering every day if this set of painful / timable contractions is going to lead somewhere.
post #46 of 88
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Still here. I've stopped counting how far along I am though. Vampyro (new baby nickname) seems determined to suck me dry again after my hard one 2 point gain (hemocrit stuff). I need to get one point higher and then have this baby before I can fall again. QUOTE]

How's that going for you?? I'm battling some bad anemia myself and its getting so discouraging. After doing SlowFe (doubling the dose), Floradix and altering my diet majorly I still only went from 9.3 to 9.7 in 4 weeks. My crit went from 28 to 29.3 which isn't too bad. I'm supposed to be re-tested this week and I'm 38 weeks so I'm hoping its a bit better before I give birth.
Not real well. I dragged myself from an 8 to just over 10 in about a month and I needed to get a bit higher to be okayed for the birth center but the last time I went in I had dropped to the mid-9s. My stomach lining gave out from all the suppliments, liver, etc. and I had a breakdown and couldn't eat for a couple of days so my dh called the midwife all worried and now all I'm doing is floradix (double doses mixed with water) some iron builder drops, chloroxygen, and dr. christopers. I've been able to eat a bit more and I got acupuncture 2x but I don't know if my iron went up. At this point I don't really care though. I'm going to beg the midwife to let me have the baby at the birthcenter and just be prepared to transfer after the birth if I don't stop bleeding. I don't want the baby at the hospital so I have bottles and stuff ready to go so my dh can take the baby home by himself.
post #47 of 88
I'm 40 weeks today. I had a whole full moon fantasy going in my head for this past weekend that didn't pan out. DH and I went outside and pointed my belly at the moon. DH made flapping arm motions (trying to pull the baby toward the moon, I suppose.) Anyway, we ended up cracking up laughing and just going back inside. *sigh*

I am now scared that I am mentally psyching myself out and that my worrying is keeping the baby IN. I am so mental!
post #48 of 88
40 weeks today! Just waiting patiently and only hoping the that the baby doesn't decide to be born on the 14th or 15th as that's the day the moving truck arrives!
post #49 of 88
Ya know, I don't think I would be as anxious to get this baby out if it wasn't for the irritable uterus thing. I've had contractions on and off for just over 10 weeks now. But now I have to wonder- will I know when they are contractions that mean something? Cause all 3 times I've been in L&D they said I was having "suprisingly strong" ctx for not being in labor. Ugh. I don't like my uterus anymore!!
post #50 of 88
I'm here. 37 weeks. I doubt I'll have the baby before the 26th.
post #51 of 88
37+ 3 and nothng going on Not sure if that means anyhing or not- my first two were both 38 weekers...but by now, there was a lot of pre-labor stuff going on...I an handle the waiting ( if I keep telling myself that )
post #52 of 88
39 weeks, 3 days. I feel pretty uncomfortable. It feels like the baby is heavy on my pubic bone, so it hurts to stand/walk. Also, I feel like my external girl parts are achy (not sure how to describe that pain).

With my dd, I didn't know I was in labor until pretty serious pain and then, she was born 3 hours later. So, I am really concerned about recognizing labor early, so that my mw can get to my house in time (just over an hour away).

Saturday, I had regular,painless ctx for 2 hours - she came and checked and I was +1 station and 2cm. I had June 6th in my head, so now - trying to focus on enjoying each day and knowing that baby is where s/he needs to be.
post #53 of 88
I'm 38 weeks today. I'm hoping the LO stays put for at least another week. My midwife is going to be out of town this weekend! I really like her backup, but still I'd rather have the midwife I've been working with all pregnancy.
post #54 of 88
Still here at 38 w 2 d. I feel pretty good most of the time for being this far along. I am grouchy at times and tired of peeing, but I recognize it could be way worse! I feel like the baby has grown a lot over the last couple of weeks. My last one was 9 lbs at 10 days early, so I'm guessing this little guy could be approaching that weight!
post #55 of 88
I'm still here. 38w1d now. I don't expect this baby to come on his own. He's probably stubborn like the rest of my kids... Unfortunately I have the arbitrary "due date" to deliver by or I will be induced that day, due to my diabetic status.
post #56 of 88
38 weeks and 5 days. My son came at 39 weeks so of course a big part of me is expecting that! Probably won't happen though. Earlier this week the baby's head was sooo low, but after a chiropractor appointment this morning, he's moved a bit farther up. I feel pretty comfortable physically (considering the extra 45 pounds or so!), but mentally, uh, no.
I never really had any big signs about when my first son would come until he was very much on his way, so I don't know! I don't even remember thinking about it this much last time! Now every stomach ache means I'm "in labor."
post #57 of 88
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I never really had any big signs about when my first son would come until he was very much on his way, so I don't know! I don't even remember thinking about it this much last time! Now every stomach ache means I'm "in labor."
Yeah, my son came at 41w2d and I don't remember being so on edge about whether or not the labor was beginning with my son. I was much more relaxed...like I said earlier, perhaps b/c I had no idea what to expect and was kinda nervous about labor I was happy to have him stay in there! This time I am super excited about the birthing process and can't wait to see how it goes...
post #58 of 88
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the emotional/mental side of the end of pregnancy is really so much worse than the physical (for me, anyway!)
Yes, I think this is what gets people to jump for inductions at the end! It's such a mental game when there's so much hype built up around your due date and then when it comes and goes and your still pregnant everyone has to make a huge deal out of it. I was due on Sunday and that day people starting asking when we were going to induce!

So, 40w2d here now, and I'm perfectly fine waiting for a while longer. Just trying to enjoy these lasts days of pregnancy because I know it WILL be over in a matter of days (literally-another 2 weeks at most maybe) and in a few months I'll miss being pregnant again.
post #59 of 88
I'm 41 weeks and 2 days today.

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I hit 40 weeks tomorrow. I guess I had the 7th in my head for so long (even though it wasn't my due date) that now that it has passed I am just trying to relax and see the advantage of having a few more days/weeks. Go read some of the PP threads in the May 2009 DDC, definitely makes me appreciate a few extra days w/o the ups and downs of a newborn. (After-pains? That is starting to freak me out a bit...)
For the after-pains with my first, I have a carseat back massager that vibrates and heats up, I had a chair that was my nursing chair, and it was great.

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Also still here - 39 weeks here. I'm actually (gasp) hoping to go a tad bit late - I would like to spend a few more days by the pool with dd now that my massive to do list is slowly getting wrapped up. We just finished her "big sister" playset late Sunday and were working on organizing the garage until about 11:30 last night. My only complaints are the stupid reflux that wakes me at night and how I feel like I've been hit by a mack truck if I don't drink enough water.
Papaya enzymes for the heartburn/reflux. And if can don't drink close to bed because the more you drink, then it can come up easier.

I know, it is nice having a huge To Do list done!

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41 weeks 4 here. NST tomorrow, scheduled to be induced Thursday but so hoping for natural labor before then ...
Keep us updated!

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37 weeks and still here, in no particular rush. Trying to enjoy the last moments of being pregnant and just having us as a family. Also trying to enjoy sleeping through the night for the last time in years.
Yep, it's been nice since DH has been getting up with DD.
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I'm here and waiting pretty patiently. I am 40 w 1-3 d (depending on due date). I got myself in a tizzy last pregnancy when I was late so I am determined to not do that again! This time I feel quite content to wait but I also wonder if that will delay the baby coming?

I am bored though!!! I haven't had things planned since I don't know when the baby will come, but I am going stir crazy sitting in the house. We usually are up and out of the house every morning for at least part of the day. I went ahead and made some plans for the next three days so I have something to do! I get my nails done tonight so I am looking forward to that.
Hehe, I keep making plans and then saying, don't come, baby!
Altho' I don't have anything planned now. But, I do have friend who takes good photos and I want her to do some nice maternity pics, wasn't happy with Sears, really. The weather is nice out now, but I'm carless today. Sigh.
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Still here at 41 weeks. I cried when I got ready for work this morning. I honestly did not care or pay attention when I was "past due" with DD and DS, but I seem to be teetering on the edge of emotional imbalance here, and I need to get baby out and get my hormones back on track. It was seriously depressing when I was begging DH to ... ahem.. help me out with some prostoglandins, and he kind of gave me a sympathetic, "If you really need me to." (It really is not very fun when I am huge and unwieldy).
Aww. I know, I am waaay more tired of the emotionalness that the feeling big and preggo.
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DH and I DTD last night and afterward I got "Well, there, I did my part." I didn't know whether to laugh or cry! BTW, it completely doesn't work.
Oh brother, what thing to say. Heh, yeah, if only it worked like they said. . .
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37 and 4 days. Still here and baby is still breech.
What have you tried to flip him/her? Will you careprovider deliver breech? Or are you UCing?

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I'm 40 weeks today. I had a whole full moon fantasy going in my head for this past weekend that didn't pan out. DH and I went outside and pointed my belly at the moon. DH made flapping arm motions (trying to pull the baby toward the moon, I suppose.) Anyway, we ended up cracking up laughing and just going back inside. *sigh*
Too funny! I told my DH it was the full moon too.

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39 weeks, 3 days. I feel pretty uncomfortable. It feels like the baby is heavy on my pubic bone, so it hurts to stand/walk. Also, I feel like my external girl parts are achy (not sure how to describe that pain).
I think I know what you mean. They just feel heavy and like they'll fall off. It's like that when I sit too long. I should be more active, but I am so tired I don't want to wear myself out before the show!
post #60 of 88
I'm still here. I'm 39 weeks 6 days and am patiently waiting for something to happen. I've been having some contractions, but nothing regular. The baby feels lower today, so maybe he/she is getting ready.
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