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post #81 of 118
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Thanks ladies. Lots of prodromal labor last night, but they fizzled out around midnight. They picked back up at 4am, but now nothing...*sigh*

How is everyone doing today?
post #82 of 118
Huge snowstorm here, but no baby! I've been eating an insane amount of food (ever wonder how we're able to fit SO MUCH food in when there's a huge baby in there??). Nothing really new on the birth readiness front, some cramps but nothing really significant. (38w1d here)

I tried to check my own cervix but couldn't reach it, so who knows what that means it was a dumb thing to do.

Keeping DD home from daycare since it's so nasty out, which stinks because I wanted to do some important stuff today so I could be that much closer to being ready for the baby. STIR CRAZY. Fortunately, DD has been in a great mood for the last few days.

Oh, and our latest triumph is that DD is falling asleep on her own at night! And she's falling asleep in her own little bed (in our room) most nights, too. This is amazing to us! We thought it would never happen!
post #83 of 118
I am not usually able to keep up with chat threads but thought I would chime in today!! I can't wait for more babies to start pouring in. Does anyone else feel like we are kind of in a lull compared to other DDCs? Usually it seems like once one baby is born, each day brings 10 more postings about new babies. We had a burst in the beginning but now it is slowing down to a baby here and a baby there.

I am going to be 38 weeks on Saturday and although I have been feeling like this baby is NEVER coming (no laborish feelings at all) yesterday I suffered a terrible backache with nausea all day, plus some super strong BH contractions. The baby is also super quiet, too. So promising!!!! I haven't really had any BH this pregnancy. It seems so far away that I could be having a baby soon when I feel so good, but it also seems weird to give birth to two 6 lb 38 week babies and then suddenly what, a 41 week 8 or 9 lb-er? How weird would that be.

We are having a snowstorm here too today, smokeylo! I figured with my luck that means the baby is coming today... since I chose a hospital a half hour away and stuff. Nothing like fighting the freeway during one of the first significant snowfalls of the season and giving birth in the car!!

Sort of hoping that my daycare family doesn't work today because of the snowfall (father is a carpenter and often does not work in poor weather). If I have to watch their kids today it means packing up 3 little ones and walking 4 or 5 blocks in the snow with a double stroller to go pick up their dd from school.
post #84 of 118
Nummies, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.

It is so cold here too but the snow is past us now...

After being assured I was in early labor - nothing. I have had a few cx this morning and lots of brownish mucus the last two days but then I've had a few cervical checks too, I'm not getting my hopes up. This LO will probably wait until the 13th when she is coaxed out which is not that far away but I wanted to do it on my own. I have an NST today and the baby has been super quiet the last day or so too - don't know if that means good things or not. *sigh* Oh well. On a good note, I am all ready for school. Got my books and my notebooks, now I just need my baby and to be able to start a supply of breastmilk and I am set. Classes start on Monday.
post #85 of 118
Wow, Mandie, that is so great about being 5-6! It's going to happen so fast for you!

MW came yesterday, still surprised baby hasn't made her appearance. I've been measuring 36.5 for the past three weeks (at 39 now) so she wants me to get an ultrasound to check fluid levels/take a peek. So I scheduled one for tomorrow which I'm actually excited about...I'm grateful to see her and help put any lingering worries to rest.

I know I've been a bit nauseous dehydrated this week so after she left I drank several bottles of water. Baby moved quite a bit and then I had a good hour of consistent, strong contractions. Got excited, thought it might be it, laid down and they spaced out like usual.

All that water made me pee so much, too. I've been thinking I might have a small leak due to just general wetness down there. Called a few pharmacies to ask about litmus paper, which nobody had. Of course the girl from Rite Aid was super rude and had *no* idea what I was talking about. She said "UH, this is the pharmacy." I know! "Let me transfer you to the FRONT of the store." Like I was asking for construction paper or art supplies, yk? Seriously, if you're working in a pharmacy, you should know what pH paper actually is.

Finally I dug out this old (25 years+!) science kit I bought from a garage sale and lo and behold it had a pad of litmus strips! Tested some urine a couple times and got a solid 7. Pretty neat they still work after all that time.

So, long story short, NO BABY YET! MW didn't schedule me for an appointment next week, sure she'll be here by then.

I'm sitting here convinced I'm going to be pregnant forever. My plans for today include making french toast for breakfast, tuna casserole for dinner, washing DD's wool and reading. NO cleaning, I just don't want to.
post #86 of 118
Mandie... 5-6 already? That's gonna be a fast labour! Can't wait... I have a feeling you'll be next to go! Way to go for carrying those babes right to the end.. who woulda thought it though! (Im sure you're beyond ready for the boys to make an appearance though).

Good luck on the NST and u/s for those that are getting them.

Babywise.. things have been moving along as far as early labour goes. I just hope I'm not in prodromal labour as long as I was with ds (and then needed to be induced on top of it!). Lost the rest of my plug yesterday and immediately starting feeling very crampy and diarreahy (sp?!). Never in my life other than towards the end of pregnancy am I glad to be visiting the toilet so much. LOL

Bodywise... ugh.. I have a head cold that has me feeling wiped out. My nose is both runny and plugged at the same time and I have a sore throat but I think that might be from breathing with my mouth open all night. So while I hate having a head cold, it could definitely be worse.

And way tmi... my dh is so not into sex right now. At all since the m/w did a stretch and sweep and could easily feel the baby's head. Then I told him I lost my plug and nope.... sex is just not going to happen. Which on one hand I don't mind because I can barely walk or roll over in bed with my pelvis bugging me and the SI joint pain but on the other hand... I want to encourage labour to begin any way I can! lol *sigh*
post #87 of 118
Oh what a night.

Contractions started around 6pm so I kept moving- feeding the boys, vaccumming, tidying up... They were coming every 8-10 mins and hurt exactly like when I was in early labour, definitely not BH. After the boys went down at 7:15 I laid down to see if they'd stop... they didn't. At 10 I decided to have a shower to see what happened and instead of petering out they went to every 5 mins. I finally thought - this could be it! At 11:30 I told DH to go to bed because there's no point in staying up at that point. As soon as he went to bed they started coming 2-4 minutes apart and h.u.r.t but switched from 60-90 seconds long to only 30-45 seconds long.. I was so tempted to call our sitter and head in because I KNOW they would've helped me along and the babe would be in my arms right now. Decided to wait as long as I could - I mean I was completely fine between them and I know that's not how it was with the boys when I was 6-10cm. Laid down on the couch at 3:30 and woke up this morning with NOTHING
It was real labour, early labour, but still - to wake up to nothing?! Today isn't a very good emotional day for me. I've been crying about everything.. poor DS2 probably wishes he was at school with DS1 .
My labours with the boys were only 5 & 2 hours respectively - this pregnancy has managed to completely throw me for a loop right up til the end.

Sorry it's so long - I just NEEDED to type it out and I'm sick of the freaking phone calls today. And facebook messages. And texts. Yes I'm 1 day overdue but that means squat! I'm 100% fine with being overdue - it's the 9hours of prodromal labour that I've never had before that is sending me over the edge.
post #88 of 118
Thread Starter 
Lauren- That is awesome that your DD is falling asleep on her own! We are having lots of snow too.

Strawberry- I feel like we are in a lull too. Hopefully it picks up soon and these babies decide to come out!

remijo- Good luck with the NST.

seaheroine- That's great that your MW thinks the baby will be here soon!

Kim- Sounds like we are in the same boat! I have been having loose stools for days now. And I hope you are right about me being next! I am so ready. I really should have sex with DH to try to move things along, but at the end of the night I am so tired and my belly is so huge it just makes it uncomfortable. *sigh*

3plus2- I hear ya on the prodromal labor. That was me last night! I went for 10 days like that with my son, I hope I don't have a repeat of that.
post #89 of 118
[QUOTE= My plans for today include making french toast for breakfast, tuna casserole for dinner, washing DD's wool and reading. NO cleaning, I just don't want to.[/QUOTE]

that sounds like a really nice day!
post #90 of 118
Well I'm officially past all my EDDs with no signs of labor. I told my DH if we ever have another baby I'm adjusting my date by a month.
I am okay with waiting for baby to come but the whole situation with my mom is just stressful. Oh well.

Going to try to sew up some stuff today! That should keep me busy.

Lauren - I've been eating SO MUCH the last week and I'm over 40 weeks! Seriously, where does it go??

Mandie - Woohoo mama!!! Sounds like it will be soon and fast

Mamakims - I would give anything for my DH NOT to be into sex. Or for me to be into it. I can't even muster fake enthusiasm. Poor guy, last night he said out of all the things I've done for the pregnancy, baby, and labor I don't even want to do the one FUN thing? Sex has got to be better than the 12 gallons of RRL/Nettle infusion I drink daily

3plus -

seaheroine - I had an amniotic leak a few weeks ago and called all over town for litmus/pH/nitrazine paper and finally one surgical supply shop had it. But I hear ya, I tried CVS first and asked the pharmacist for pH testing paper and she looked at me like I was asking for some kind of bomb making ingredient. WTF?

remijo - what are you studying?

strawberry - I know! Where are all the babies!?! Come out, come out, little ones! it's nice out here
post #91 of 118
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Originally Posted by Faliciagayle View Post
seaheroine - I had an amniotic leak a few weeks ago and called all over town for litmus/pH/nitrazine paper and finally one surgical supply shop had it. But I hear ya, I tried CVS first and asked the pharmacist for pH testing paper and she looked at me like I was asking for some kind of bomb making ingredient. WTF?
I swear, this made my week! All of us suspicious preggos!

Remijo, I cannot believe your classes start Monday -- you are brave! Mine don't start for another five weeks and I've been stressing about *that*!
post #92 of 118
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Originally Posted by seaheroine View Post
MW came yesterday, still surprised baby hasn't made her appearance. I've been measuring 36.5 for the past three weeks (at 39 now) so she wants me to get an ultrasound to check fluid levels/take a peek. So I scheduled one for tomorrow which I'm actually excited about...I'm grateful to see her and help put any lingering worries to rest.
I stopped growing at 35 (and I'm now 38w6d)...I asked my OB about this and he said the measurements don't really mean anything after 31 weeks.

Hopefully your ultrasound shows a gorgeous looking bean!
post #93 of 118
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I stopped growing at 35 (and I'm now 38w6d)...I asked my OB about this and he said the measurements don't really mean anything after 31 weeks.

Hopefully your ultrasound shows a gorgeous looking bean!

Thanks so much for this -- that is really reassuring!

MW only seems slightly concerned. Baby is deep in my pelvis and persistently LOA, so maybe that has something to do with it...she suggested better safe than sorry mode. I've been drinking lots of water...hopefully that helps a bit.
post #94 of 118
I scrubbed my floor last night on hands and knees (I didn't want to... I accidentally scrubbed a grout line and then noticed that one didn't match the rest of the floor so I did them all) and then spent about 40 min. leaning over my exercise ball (with my laptop on my couch, of course!) and baby spent about 10 minutes LOA before going back to ROP

It's good that he's got room to flip, but also really irritating! My wrists and knees hurt, too, so I don't want to do that again for awhile!



I'm sorry for everyone having tough times and long starts/prodomal labour

Soon this will all be a distant memory!


Seaheroine- I stopped growing at 36 weeks with DD, too. I went for an US, everything was normal and wonderful, she was born 7 lbs 6 oz at 40+2
post #95 of 118
IT IS TIME TO COME OUT!!!!!!!!

Pressing my belly button saying "Eject, Eject" Not working, so the kids tried, well they just hurt me pressing so hard. I thought I was prepared for the long haul but I am losing a little piece of my mind every day AAAHHHH.
post #96 of 118
I dont know how some babies just "sit still" in there at the end. Mine is always trying to move around. It just turned back vertex a couple days ago and at night it is still seems to be trying to "get somewhere". Its like its trying to get out. I can feel it "jumping up". Does anybody else get that. It's head suddenly jumps out from my pubic bone. Or jumps down-whatever. It hurts. I just think it has a LOT of room, although on the recent position confirmation u/s, it did not look like a lot of room AT ALL. Its head was right up against the placenta and wall of the uterus. IDK.

The wait is getting harder and harder. I just need to relax, because I can literally all day long off and on think about all the things that can happen and worry and then that makes me more upset and I really go between, "ok lets do this tonight" to "ok, wait, wait".
post #97 of 118
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Seaheroine- I stopped growing at 36 weeks with DD, too. I went for an US, everything was normal and wonderful, she was born 7 lbs 6 oz at 40+2
Thanks for this too! I really appreciate it.
That sounds about right...I'm in-the-dark guesstimating her to be somewhere between 7lbs even and 7.4ish. Hopefully I don't have to wait another week to find out!

I'll update when I find out more. I'm hoping the US tech is a "talker"...I had to find a different imaging place since the place I went to earlier in pregnancy doesn't accept MW patients who are this far along. Hopefully they just tell me what they see and don't insist on faxing results to MW.
post #98 of 118
Mostly I'm just BORED right now!! I'm hungry and BORED!

Strawberry, I agree it's weird we aren't having tons and tons of babies right now. It seems strange we'd have a week with so few births! I imagine we'll have a TON all at once.

I have a friend actually bringing me cookies, how cool is that? I'm so hungry right now. I should probably eat something better than cookies. But cookies is what we want!

I think the baby has dropped even LOWER. I feel like I have a bowling ball between my legs. I look kind of absurd since half my tummy can't be covered by shirts!

My baby has also been extremely quiet in the last several days. Many, many hours with no movement, or just little pokes/stretches. Overnight (last night) baby was going nuts AND I had some really bad cramping, which made me think !!!! but it all petered out on its own.

Here's hoping some of you are FINALLY in REAL labor!
post #99 of 118
I have to admit I am a little down at the moment. As each day passes I think that's another day I won't get to experience that feeling of "I'm going into labor" before I am actually in the hospital and hooked up. I wanted to experience that. Still having lots of BM's, snotty brownish discharge and off and on cx but nothing else besides an overwhelming fatigue. Oh and an intense craving for Mexican - which I am going to indulge. If I can't have my baby, at least I can have an enchilada.
post #100 of 118
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My baby has also been extremely quiet in the last several days. Many, many hours with no movement, or just little pokes/stretches. Overnight (last night) baby was going nuts AND I had some really bad cramping, which made me think !!!! but it all petered out on its own.
This is exactly what I am going through right now, too!! Baby used to be SUPER active and now is suddenly very, very quiet. He/she responds when I poke at my belly and pester him, her, but otherwise I'm not getting much. Just teeny pokes here and there.

Last few days I've been having an on and off backache couples with a dull ache in my lower belly (like light menstrual cramps) and I begin to think, "Oh, oh!! Maybe this is it!" but before I know it I am back to feeling normal and I begin to wonder if it was all in my head.

It doesn't help that dh is DONE with me being pregnant and asks every 5 seconds how I am feeling and if I have any news.
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