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post #21 of 50
Still here. 40W tomorrow. Funny- for those of you who have read any of my posts, you would know that I was CERTAIN that I would go early. In one post I said "watch- all this worrying and complaining, and wouldn't it just figure if I went to 40W?" Yeah, HA. *Very* funny.....
So yeah, still here, still not really sleeping, still in pain. But hey, we are all healthy, so I guess I don't have a lot of room to complain...

Hang in there mamas. Our time WILL come!!!!
post #22 of 50
39W3D over here. I was totally fine up until this point. Yesterday I seemed to hit a wall though. I'm definitly done and ready to have this lil girl. My SPD is back in full force. I'd much prefer to be in labor then deal with SPD. I can't sleep at night. It takes me atleast 5+ minutes to walk to the bathroom. Lots of tears are involved in that seemingly mundane daily routine. My pelvis just keeps slipping apart and I have to hold onto the walls for support or I'd come tumbling down.
Ugh. Just done!
post #23 of 50
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Originally Posted by Rikki View Post
Wednesday was my 39 week appt and when my OB checked me she rebroke my pubic bone (it broke 11 years ago during another pregnancy). I begged to be induced, unfortunately the hospital's full...so I now am lying in bed in utter pain, with a script for percocet, but it's not helping in the least.
Ouch, that sounds horrible! I hope the pain has subsided a bit!

I'm 39 weeks today, feeling fine except a bit of insomnia, doing yard work and stuff around the house. I don't expect the baby to come anytime soon and I'm fine with that.

to all of you dealing with pain, stressful situations, etc. We're getting close!
post #24 of 50
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Here!! Never had a real EDD - discrepancies with LMP and sono date (first sono at 15 wks, gave an EDD 10 days later) so I'm either 40 wks today or almost 39 wks.

Have had a lot of stress - neighbors called health dept on us, (we rent a townhouse), property managers, a sheriff, the health people came into our home while we were out and searched for the birth pool, cited us in violation of having an "illegal pool" and threatened that we couldn't have a homewaterbirth here. This was Tues...site manager and his boss were awesome and gave us the green light to go ahead. Health dept says we have until July 16th to get rid of the pool. Ummm...okay!! Babe will surely be here by then!! lol

Oh, and we have an official inspection of the unit (we're the first tenants - it's a newly built complex) on June 26th, so I'm worried what will happen if I'm in labor then.
Other than that, nothing changing. Mw doesn't do internals, so I don't know if I'm dilated or effaced, but I dont' really care. Just tired and ready for Reid to be out.
I'm so sorry! This is the last thing you need! Stupid ignorant people! Why is the pool illegal? Sounds like a crock to me.

I'm still here, still feeling fine. no signs of labor yet.
post #25 of 50
I am still here too (though I have always remained such a lurker) 39wks 3 days... so not quite to the "due date" yet, but have felt more than ready for awhile. #1 was a week and a half late, so I am trying to be patient. I am still working (at work now) and come lurking often looking for the magic labor starter (when is someone going to post that all you have to do is eat a teaspoon of marmalade an hour for three hours or jump three times on your left leg while holding your right ear and you will surely go into labor?!) I am not terribly uncomfortable so I know I should just get over it... but work is in a slow transitional period and I redristributed all of my responsibilites and am now doing BORING grunt tasks which do not make the days go by fast. Plus everytime I walk down the hall I get the annoying "Your still here?" From everyone I pass. Also, for five years I have been going to lunch at noon and yesterday on my way out 2 different people asked if I was leaving because I was in labor... No, I am hungry! I left early last Friday and got to come in Monday to rumors that I left with pains (painfully bored or painfully annoyed maybe). Ugh! Some days I think there are "signs" and other days I think this could go on awhile. I try and remind myself that the first time was a surprise (no signs and then suddenly, am I in labor and within 3 hours babe in arms). My MW is definitly not the type to use any sort of induction methods, natural or otherwise (baby will come when she is ready). That is probably good, but I sure am ready!
post #26 of 50
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Also, for five years I have been going to lunch at noon and yesterday on my way out 2 different people asked if I was leaving because I was in labor... No, I am hungry!

This totally made me smile. I had the exact same experience when I was pg with dd.


I know I won't be pregnant forever because no one has, but I am in uncharted territory for myself as dd was induced the day after my EDD. I am grateful that I am able to have the opportunity to wait it out this time but I am very nervous that my body just doesn't know how to do this on it own. Silly and irrational, I know. I just don't have anything going on - no contractions, no nothing.

Its crazy to me how much my mindset has shifted this week. Prior to 40w I was fine. Even 40w2d and 3d, I was ok but in the past 24 hours I have hit one hell of an emotional wall. What gives? I feel like a hormonal basket case all of a sudden. Anyone else?
post #27 of 50
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Its crazy to me how much my mindset has shifted this week. Prior to 40w I was fine. Even 40w2d and 3d, I was ok but in the past 24 hours I have hit one hell of an emotional wall. What gives? I feel like a hormonal basket case all of a sudden. Anyone else?
I think that is a good sign. I mentioned to MW that I was feeling more emotional and irrational lately and she said it was a sign hormones were shifting for labor.
post #28 of 50
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I think that is a good sign. I mentioned to MW that I was feeling more emotional and irrational lately and she said it was a sign hormones were shifting for labor.
Hah nice, well there is some hope for me soon then if that's true. I'm quite the emotional basket case, I'm really surprised dh even calls me at this point instead of waiting until after I have the kid.
post #29 of 50
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Originally Posted by BethandLC View Post
Its crazy to me how much my mindset has shifted this week. Prior to 40w I was fine. Even 40w2d and 3d, I was ok but in the past 24 hours I have hit one hell of an emotional wall. What gives? I feel like a hormonal basket case all of a sudden. Anyone else?
This is so me today. I've been gradually more stressed over the past few days, but this morning I burst into tears 3 different times for absolutely no reason whatsoever. I'm so hoping to have this baby this weekend. On the other hand, I'm really trying to release control here and believe that whenever the baby comes is the best time.
post #30 of 50
Carlin - I feel you - I am really struggling trying to let go and just let it be. I had to avoid playgroup for dd today as I am one of 3 preggos and the only one who hasn't set an induction date (and I am the only one past due).

Karla - I totally flipped on DH today, so I am sure he's dreading the weekend with me, LOL. Last week my FIL said to me "don't have the baby until I get back." He was going out of town for 2 weeks. Long story short, DH says to me on the phone, "Oh I talked to my dad earlier and he said he was kidding about you waiting on him to get back - that you could go ahead and have the baby." I think DH quickly realized he had said the wrong thing. :

Quixotic - I sure hope so!! These 90 degree temps are killing me!
post #31 of 50
Still here.

38w 3d

Had some major contrax a couple nights ago, with lots and lots of poo, but nothing since.

Still haven't lost my plug.

Baby is just barely in the pelvis.

Midwife says I still have time.

I want this baby now.
post #32 of 50
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Originally Posted by BethandLC View Post
Carlin - I feel you - I am really struggling trying to let go and just let it be. I had to avoid playgroup for dd today as I am one of 3 preggos and the only one who hasn't set an induction date (and I am the only one past due).

I understand how you feel. People keep asking how long will they "let" me go.

On the otherhand, every single one of the couples in my birth prep class have had their babies already. Except me.

I had a reflexology treatment yesterday (which felt great) but it's a little frustrating, as she was 5 for 5 for people having their babies within 24 hours of a treatment until me.

So I am starting to feel like a bit of a freak of nature.
post #33 of 50
Still here and I am 40w5d. I am so so so ready to have this baby out, can't sleep, can't eat, cranky, tired, and just overall tired of the ctx that keep coming and going. Got my membranes stripped last week thursday and again this week thursday. This last one produced A LOT of bloody show and discharge with some ctx and I was told that I was a "generous" 4, 80% and babe was a -1 station. Oh lets not forget that I have a bulging bag of waters and yet this kid still has a hold on something. (personally I think it has cat claws that its using to hold on for dear life) I am ready to be done, to meet this baby and to move on to the next step, as are my 4 kids and all of our family. Physically, I guess I could be worse, but the scratching on the cervix, the stripping of the membranes left me quite a bit sore (compared it to having a jackhammer inserted for about 5 minutes) and all for nothing. I really don't like to be a whiner, but out of all of my 5 (counting this one) kids this is the only one that I have hit and passed my due date with, so I don't know what the hold up is?!! Hope all the rest of you are doing ok with the moms that were due after you but popped before you. I am very happy for them, but can't help thinking to myself everytime they say your time will come "yea, I bet you believe that, your contract came up already". :
I just keep telling myself, this can't possibly go on forever (I hope).
post #34 of 50
I'm 41w today.... and finally feel like I might someday go into labor. I've been crampy all day like I'm getting my period, and the baby finally dropped, and we have a name (a name that I'm kind of hoping I can convince BF to use whether its a boy or girl because somehow today this baby in my head has gotten that name, lol) so I'm sitting here sewing and reading things on the internet and eating popsicles, and just ... waiting.

Carlin, I got a pedicure a few days ago, and the woman told me that she had sent three other women into labor within the day after the pedicure, lol.... but it didn't work on me either! But she also told me a cool story about how when she had her baby it just "felt weird" so she didn't even know she was in labor!
post #35 of 50
I'm hesitant to complain too much because my due date isn't for another 9 days... But I was feeling totally fine and not impatient at all... until the past day or so. I've predicted this whole time that I'll go at least a week "late", but I really hope I'm wrong!

Luckily, my DS (2yo) has been taking AMAZINGLY long naps this week. Like 3+ hours. I think this is nature's gift to me or something. I've been reading and napping while he sleeps and it's been wonderful
post #36 of 50
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oh Carlin, I feel for you!!! I hope that baby comes in the nick of time so you don't have to worry about being risked out (((hugs)))
post #37 of 50
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hormonal bastketcase? YES! I had my mw appt on wed and dumped ALL over her!!! It wasn't pretty. Cried and cried....... I haven't even admitted that to dh! But it was SO good to just admit all the things that are bothering me and messing w/ my head and heart. She was very sweet about it. I feel really good today! Minus my butt pain, but whatever. I've been 10 days late the last 2 preg, and all I can say is emotions are all over the place! Some days are great, some days they aren't. Today I just realized that when my parents come, I won't even be one week over due yet! I'd love for them to have a new baby to visit but not like I can control it.
post #38 of 50
still here!
post #39 of 50
My mantra for today:

A due date is not a timer. My uterus is not going to explode because I am still pregnant after the date assigned to me. A due date is a guess, an estimate. The baby will come when the baby is ready. Sometimes a cake needs a few more minutes than the recipe says and a baby is the same.

A single contraction is not a sign of impending labor. Picking up toys or dirty clothes strewn about the floor is not a sign of impending labor. The hip which has been aching for months is not a sign of impending labor.

Watched pots take longer to boil and watched uteruses {uteri?} do as well. Back off and let me be. Stop placing so much pressure on me to perform. Baby will be here when baby arrives.


I want to have that turned in to a tee shirt and wear it all of the time right now.
post #40 of 50
Well, my most recent prediction for labor was the 17th to the 19th, and that didn't happen. So my next prediction isn't until the 27th, I guess.

My next guess *would* have been the 21st-22nd, but that isn't going to be very convenient, so I took it off my prediction list. Because we all know that babies come on convenient dates. lol.
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