Originally Posted by U-Turn
Thanks for all the info and encouragement!!! It's been so great to hear that I'm not a crazy, out-of-control, risk taker and that there are so many others who safely cook their babies even longer. It's what I needed to hear. I do feel very good about baby...s/he's still kicking away in there...and I just was feeling so conflicted about going against "doctor's orders". Which is hysterical, if you think about it, given that I'm UCing, but my emotions have been so wild lately, I'm capable of some pretty irrational thought! We went to a friend's house 2 Sundays ago and I cried nearly the entire time. Why? Because I was supposed to already have had the baby (in my mind!) and I was feeling sorry for myself that I hadn't! I'm a mess! Anyway, it's so great that I can come here and get "the other side of the story". Thanks!!
Oh mama...you will never meet a mama more opposed to induction/helping things along than I am...My firm belief, is that, before about 43 weeks and without a medical reason to do so...there is no reason to try and augment the process.
Ask me where I was, at 41 weeks, during my last pregnancy?? Crying my eyes out at my friends house, cursing the heavens that I had to choose to know about and love natural birth, so I couldn't be like all those <sob> "lucky ladies with OB's who get to have inductions at 40 weeeeeeks!" <sob, sob> - yeah, sobbing. Totally irrational, ABSOLUTELY believed, that my baby was NEVER coming out....and that was only 41 weeks! I delivered at 41w1d.....that "extra" week and a day after my "due date", was the longest of my life...Loooooongest oooooffff mmmyyyy liiiiiiiiiffffe! I've NEVER
known time to drag so slow, I've never known such overwhelming frustration and feeling of defeat....such incredible and all consuming desperation....looking back now, I can laugh at myself....but not too hard, because I know I will be back in that same frame of mind as I approach the final days of this pregnancy!! I'm only half way through at this point, and am already completely overwhelmed with anticipation, at the thought of getting to give birth again!
I just know I'm going to be the same way, blubbering to my DH "I'm just SO done, I want to be done with this....this baby is never coming!! I KNOW it!"
Funny thing is....it wasn't 24 hours after my baby was born, that I missed being pregnant!! My DH looked at me like I had *truly* lost my mind, when I rubbed my empty, flapping belly and said, "oooh, I miss it, I miss having my baby in me!" Oh well...I guess that's one reason he stands firm in his belief that I am a lunatic!
Good luck birthing queen...this really is going to happen for you so soon...I would say.....a few days from now, you will be holding a baby, thinking back to how badly you wanted that baby out and you will chuckle at yourself, at how anxious to meet your DC you were!! With all the activity you've had...yeah, definitely within a few days...not long now, sister!!