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post #41 of 118
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Well, for me, it's uber obvious when he flips because it hurts like a mo-fo during the actual movement. I really would have thought he'd stop moving since there's just not a lot of room in there, yk? Can you feel your fetus and tell body parts? Mine is mostly on my sides and I can feel either a head or a butt at any given time...toss in some hiccups and it's pretty easy to tell which one is the head.

Right now he's diagonal in there...head just to the left of my cervix.


I'm finding it SO much harder to tell what's what now that he's so much bigger. It was way easier a month ago- bum, feet, whatever. Today while nursing DD to sleep there was some sort of tripod sticking out. One top right (where his butt normally is, and it was bigger like a butt?), one slightly to the left of my belly button and one slightly below my belly button. I figured butt and knees, but.... how can he stick his butt out at the same time as his knees?? Is that really possible?? Maybe it was elbows? I don't get it at all, I can't even begin to make a mental picture of what the heck he's doing in there.

I should probably start trying SOON to get him to not hang out posterior all the time but... ugh, just feels like so much work. I know- lame.
post #42 of 118
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Originally Posted by Astraia View Post
I should probably start trying SOON to get him to not hang out posterior all the time but... ugh, just feels like so much work. I know- lame.
Let's be lame together.
post #43 of 118
Glad to know I am not alone

I am sending to you all

I hope we have some more births soon

I know it won't be me, so I will live vicariously through others
post #44 of 118
Thread Starter 
I know what you ladies mean, Baby A is posterior and I just don't know how to get him to turn around. I wonder if that is why I haven't gone into labor yet??
post #45 of 118
Angela I love company!

Andrea- I'm really HOPING it won't be me! I keep hearing stories about people who have their second babies pretty early, even if they went overdue with their first and it's freaking me out! (I know that stories about 'so and so's sister' mean NOTHING but still) I'm not ready yet!
post #46 of 118
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Originally Posted by AfricanQueen99 View Post
Well, for me, it's uber obvious when he flips because it hurts like a mo-fo during the actual movement. I really would have thought he'd stop moving since there's just not a lot of room in there, yk? Can you feel your fetus and tell body parts? Mine is mostly on my sides and I can feel either a head or a butt at any given time...toss in some hiccups and it's pretty easy to tell which one is the head.

Right now he's diagonal in there...head just to the left of my cervix.
Well, one thing I KNOW for sure is that hiccups are always down low, so I guess thats good, and they are usually off to the right of center. I usually have a BIG long bigger side on my left, but feel movement EVERYWHERE.

Tonight, I almost thought I could be going into labor. Babe is pressing SO hard down on my cervix or pelvic floor. I feel like my water is going to break. I know this is a good sign as I think the head must be down now to be pressing that hard again. I also have been having strong braxton hicks for the last 2-3 days. I am NOT READY. Something really funny is that the babies bed is full of clean clothes to be folded. HA HA. I am so unprepared, I think that is adding to my nervousness.
post #47 of 118
Sounds like ROP to me.

head down (that's the O for occiput) back on your right side (that's the R) and posterior (there's the P). ROP.

that's my baby's preferred position too. I know his back is to the right even though I sometimes can't feel his back at all because he's so posterior. And i feel kicks/knees/hands all across the front of my belly, it feels like he's EVERYWHERE at the same time- that's the best indicator of posterior, feeling like you have an octopus in your belly.

And I feel you. I feel like if I could just

A. test run my birth pool
B. get my house CLEAN. Geeze. Why is this so hard?
C. make at least 1 weeks' worth of food for my freezer
D. sew up the clothes/ diaper covers/ sleep sacks that I've been meaning to do something with for ages

then I'd feel ready. Then I'd say, "you can come any time, baby!"

Wellllllllll and make my daughter sleep perfectly at night. Har. Har. Har.

She was up 17 times from 8 pm to 7:30 am. 17 times. That's more than once an hour. Sometimes she wanted boob, sometimes she wanted her bottle, sometimes she needed her back rubbed or her head or her bum- or sometimes you needed to pat, rubbing was just all wrong. Sometimes she needed you to sing a song with words, sometimes the words were too much and you just needed to hum.

I'm going insane. I'm going to do SOMETHING different tonight (DH is working a nightshift tonight- every other day he's worked super early so I try to let him sleep as much as he can). I'm just not sure what the "different" is going to be....
post #48 of 118
MW apt today.

I'm either 40 weeks + 5 or 39 + 5. I was basing my Dec 30 EDD off the u/s, the Jan 5 EDD comes from when I *think* I conceived (kinda fuzzy - because it was only my second PP cycle, though I know when we had sex, and then I went away for 2 weeks.... so you figure conception date is mildly accurate).

Considering an internal to see if anything has happened. I tried homeopathic black and blue cohoshes on my first edd and it had absolutely no effect. I don't want to mess too heavily with the natural order of things. Babe is obviously not ready to come out.


A very good friend is pregnant (about 20 weeks) with her first and I've tried to maintain a certain distance from preaching too heavily about the medical system in America. I fully support her decision to birth in a hospital with an OB but I just KNOW she's not reading the same stuff we all are... she readily quotes WTEWYE I gently suggested a doula. She looked it up (no idea where) and she replied that she doesn't need an expert telling her she doesn't know what she's doing. Huh??? That's the OBs job not the doula. Where on earth would she glean that type of information??
post #49 of 118
Hi all,

I'm still here too!

I can't believe all of the birth stories - how amazing that we are here.

I'm feeling pretty anti-social, very tired and and hobbling around with sore hips.

I'm trying to keep the kids away from each others' throats, with mixed results

We have put the children together in the same room, which is the necessary arrangement for accomodating the new baby. They are now getting up about an hour earlier than they were when NOT sharing a room

anyway, we are still working on names, and I think once THAT is settled I'll start my *OPEN* mantra.

I bought some blue and black cohosh, and will take a dose on my due date, which also happens to be when I have a m/w appointment.

Now I'm going to go back to lurking, and checking frequently for more births!

best wishes to everyone,
charlene
post #50 of 118
Hi everyone! Just shy of 38 wks here... lots and lots of BH, and insane nesting energy. Saw my chiro today and for once my body gave him a little trouble and he said "you're having this baby soon!" I'm really feeling the need to get a ton of stuff done this week. I have a feeling the baby will come sometime next week.

We're basically ready for the baby, but there are a few things I'd like checked off my mental list that have to do with school/teaching next semester. Once those are out of the way, it's all bonus achievements. I'm also trying to enjoy my time with DD, though lord knows her toddlery ways make that difficult sometimes!
post #51 of 118
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Wellllllllll and make my daughter sleep perfectly at night. Har. Har. Har.

She was up 17 times from 8 pm to 7:30 am. 17 times. That's more than once an hour. Sometimes she wanted boob, sometimes she wanted her bottle, sometimes she needed her back rubbed or her head or her bum- or sometimes you needed to pat, rubbing was just all wrong. Sometimes she needed you to sing a song with words, sometimes the words were too much and you just needed to hum.

I'm going insane. I'm going to do SOMETHING different tonight (DH is working a nightshift tonight- every other day he's worked super early so I try to let him sleep as much as he can). I'm just not sure what the "different" is going to be....

And here I thought I was having trouble with my dd who wakes up a few times a night if she is in her own bed. If she's with me, she's fine usually but I would really like to sleep when I am actually sleeping, yk?
post #52 of 118
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I'm trying to keep the kids away from each others' throats, with mixed results

YES! and my kids are only 3.5 and 2 . The way my dd screams is racking my nerves- not to mention the physical brain pound I receive when the scream gets so high my ear drums shake all up into my brain. I have been yelling a lot more than I would like to. I need a gavel or a gong or something!

Anyone else have a screamer? I am actualy hoping for a boy just because at least his screams won't be quite so high pitched- isn't that awful?
post #53 of 118


I had the MW do an internal and my cervix is high and hard.
post #54 of 118
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I had the MW do an internal and my cervix is high and hard.
Just remember it means NOTHING.
You could still have a baby tomorrow!

I know it sucks to feel like nothing is happening.
post #55 of 118
:Puke

Still here, stalking for more babies and loving all of your updates.

I'm really, really nauseous today. I was yesterday, too, but BLECH...today is so much worse! Like morning sickness all over again. I'm hoping it's a sign that things will start up soon.

Never nauseous with DD1, no ms or any at term, either. This pregnancy has just been so physcially draining...it makes me seriously reconsider whether I ever want to be preggo again. Ah the thoughts in the final week of pregnancy.

I really hope this is labor-related and not that I'm actually getting sick.
post #56 of 118
Falicia, I am too! I know I'm a bit softer than usual but that's only because I've been checking for the past few weeks - it's negligible though. Despite what everyone says about it meaning nothing, I feel like it means A LOT!!! Not that you're not completely correct, Astraia, because you are - I know - people can go from 0 to 10 in a matter of hours, but I just feel like I'm gonna be one of the ones stuck at 41.5 weeks with the doc going "well, we'll have to induce if you're not popping her out in a few days, whether or not the chances of success are high..." *sigh*

Call me pessimistic, but I am in a pregnancy rut. I want her out and safe; she, on the other hand, seems to want to remain firmly "indoors." Baby knows best of course, but after last time, I don't have as much faith in my body as I'd like to...

Hopefully, next pregnancy I will have considerably MORE faith in my body!
post #57 of 118
Just a few weeks ago I posted in another thread about how I wouldn't want my membranes swept and cervix stretched and what do i do today? I get it done! I'm so emotional and my SI joint is hurting sooooo badly that I'm just done. My cervix is still high but not as high as it was when I was this far along with my ds and she didn't say how dilated I was but she could slip in two fingers into my cervix to stretch it and could feel baby's head and my membranes but coudln't quite sweep it fully. she said my cervix is still long.

Last time I had it done, I had spotting and some cramping... this time nada. At all. I'm having BH like crazy but that's been for over a week now. She said we'll try again next week (I'm 38 weeks today). I have a feeling I'll go over yet again and will be induced which is frustrating me! But I am at the point in pregnancy where for me at least every day feels like a week. So while I didn't want to have any internals done and didn't wnat to be stretched and swept this time around, I want to do anything I can to avoid my third medical induction. So lucky for dh that includes sex, somethign that I have been interested in but was in too much pain and too tired for for over a month now (god that sounds horrible, poor dh!).
post #58 of 118
Thread Starter 
to all of us.

These babies are never coming out.
post #59 of 118
nummies. Everytime I think about how uncomfortable I am, I imagine you with twins and I hate to say it but it makes me feel a little better. Hopefully it will be soon. Sending lots of hugs your way.
post #60 of 118
Failcia and JayJay, have you tried EPO to ripen the cervix? I've been taking it for a few weeks now. With my first I didn't dilate at ALL until I'd been in labor for about 12 hrs... but once I did, it went quickly!! I am not sure I want a cervical check this weekend, because I know I'd be discouraged to find out I wasn't dilated at all. I actually keep dreaming about getting cervical checks, with mixed results.

Anyone else's baby slowing WAY down?? I feel like this kiddo barely moves right now. S/he's been so quiet the last few days. I hope that means things are getting ready. I'm feeling so close to being completely prepared.

My DD is also full of tantrums and her sleeping is iffy... although bedtime has improved dramatically, she still wakes up a bunch about half the time, and suddenly her naps are sucking! COME ON GIVE ME A BREAK KIDDO!!!
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