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post #41 of 148
What I want to know is how physically uncomfortable do I have to be before the baby just falls out? I just feel like if NOTHING is happening, and nothing is, can the shooting pains in my legs just go away for a little bit??? How about the overwhelming stretching sensation I had in my abs all night long last night?

If I am not going to go into labor here anytime soon, could I just get a break? and some cheese dip and enchiladas???
post #42 of 148
Cheese dip and enchiladas! You are making me hungry! I just LOVE Mexican food. And I eat salsa like it is a main course!

Getting hungry. Must needs get some food now...
post #43 of 148
Salsa is second in my house only to ketchup, which can and should be eaten on everything!
post #44 of 148
yay for beginnings of beginnings!

Nothing going on here anymore... not even in the slightest which I'm trying to be okay with. "baby will come when baby is ready" is my new mantra, maybe if I keep repeating it, I'll start to believe it.

What is happening though is I'm getting some serious swelling going on. I am wearing flip flops. In January.

Oooh, salsa! My dh got me a magic bullet for Christmas because I kept going on and on about homemade salsa after watching the informercials for the millionth time. I almost cried when I attempted to make it and it didn't look or blend anything like it did on the infomercial.
post #45 of 148
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Originally Posted by mamakims View Post

Oooh, salsa! My dh got me a magic bullet for Christmas because I kept going on and on about homemade salsa after watching the informercials for the millionth time. I almost cried when I attempted to make it and it didn't look or blend anything like it did on the infomercial.
That should go as a "you know you're pregnant when..."
post #46 of 148
Faliciagayle, I think you need to be our next stalking victim! Maybe with all of our eyes on you your LO will decide to arrive!

and...Remijo! We need an update from Remijo -- and stories from Nummies and JayJay!

MMMM salsa, does that sound good. Some charbroiled chicken, pinto beans and salsa. I'm going to have to make due with chili...rainy here today so it sounds good. With lots of cumin.

My due date is today. Nothing exciting happening, unfortunately. The pp mamas need to start a baby pix thread so our babylust jumpstarts our labor!
post #47 of 148
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That should go as a "you know you're pregnant when..."
so true.
post #48 of 148
Salsa... Mm, I have some in the pantry I might need to dig that out.

My back hurts and I'm starting to retain water and get puffy. I'm not sleeping at night even though DD FINALLY is (only 2-3 wake ups per night! It's a miracle!). I've got some very very mild SPD style pain going on. I've got sciatica that's just kicked in down my right leg and every time I stand up, every joint from mid-back down creaks and groans. When I go to bed at night, every muscle in my body feels like I've spent the day moving furniture- that weird achy, restless feeling.

I'm ready to have a baby, I think.

Unfortunately, I've got myself totally psyched up that Jan 25th is THE DAY (despite being due the 27th). If I don't have a baby that day, I think I will spend the day in tears eating chocolate pudding, haha. I'm trying to un-psych myself so that the 25th AND the 27th can pass me by without even a grouchy feeling, but I think it's too little too late.


I'd also love some suggestions on how to keep the damn dog hair out of the birth pool, since we have it inflated and waiting but it's already collected a fair bit of hair in the bottom, and it's only been inflated for about 28 hours now. I've tried throwing a sheet over it, but it keeps sliding down into the pool so it does me no good.
post #49 of 148
Astraia.. what about a fitted sheet? It might grip a bit better. Or you can go for the ultra glamourous look of a big tarp wrapped right around.
post #50 of 148
I like the fitted sheet idea! I'll go try that now.

And we do actually have a big tarp (to protect the floor from water damage) that should be plenty big to put around it so worst case scenario, i can make DH fiddle with that.

I'm still cranky
post #51 of 148
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I've got some very very mild SPD style pain going on. I've got sciatica that's just kicked in down my right leg
Wow, today I could hardly walk by the afternoon. I have something going on with my right leg/groin that hurts!!! I was losing strength in my right leg. Cant use it to lift it or push anything. Limping for a little bit, until I laid down.

Also, does a change in discharge mean anything? Having more discharge today, at one point it was a little stretchy and mucusy, but very little, BUT more than usual.

Midwife told me today cervix is long, soft, and fingertip. So, basically unchanged I think. She said I could go another week easily. Ok. Whatever.

I keep thinking about the birth and how I want it but dont want to go through it. I think I am reading TOO many birth stories, because its making me think its over instead of just beginning for me. I am getting relaxed reading all these and I need to be pumped and psyched in order to get through this. Does this make any sense? I can relax after all my work is done.
post #52 of 148
dp had very poor sleep last night and said that babe was wiggling a lot and she thought she was having contrax (or she dreamed she was having them, lol). this morning she said she felt "different" and babe has definitely dropped a little more. she's had mild contrax this morning and feels more pressure.

that could mean something, or nothing at all, lol! at least something new is happening, lol!

g
post #53 of 148
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Originally Posted by rsummer View Post
What I want to know is how physically uncomfortable do I have to be before the baby just falls out? I just feel like if NOTHING is happening, and nothing is, can the shooting pains in my legs just go away for a little bit??? How about the overwhelming stretching sensation I had in my abs all night long last night?
These have been my exact thoughts the past few days. Especially today. I have a horrible sciatic nerve problem that kicks in (on my left side) every time i'm pregnant. Its almost impossible for me to walk. My uterus has been tender lately and i'm exhausted. I feel i'm at the end of my rope. "Something please happen soon"!! (Thats what I've been saying in my head constantly). lol.
post #54 of 148
Speaking of being uncomfortable... What the heck is up with that feeling that every step I take includes the torture of feeling my pelvis being pulled in opposite directions? I so want to just push it back together so I can avoid the waddle, but then I'd look totally mad. Grr!

My husband and I are totally feeling a birth tomorrow. Not sure if it will be uber early or really, really late, but we're hoping Friday is the day we meet our son.
post #55 of 148
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Originally Posted by rsummer View Post
What I want to know is how physically uncomfortable do I have to be before the baby just falls out? I just feel like if NOTHING is happening, and nothing is, can the shooting pains in my legs just go away for a little bit??? How about the overwhelming stretching sensation I had in my abs all night long last night?

If I am not going to go into labor here anytime soon, could I just get a break? and some cheese dip and enchiladas???


I'm so, so with you here!!! I have been so grumpy today and yesterday feeling TEASED by my body constantly with the BH, the cramps, the leg pain, the cervical twinges. Everything SAYS my body is gearing up to have this baby, but it just doesn't seem to be coming soon, and after days and days of this I'm just annoyed.

My daughter's daycare has some horrible bug going around with high fevers and diarrhea and lots of inconsolable crying. We dodged the bullet, but I'm keeping her out until it passes (it's an in-home, so we're just waiting on 2 kids to get past it). This is just killing me, though, in terms of my plans to get stuff done during the mornings, and I'm really BORED. I'm trying to enjoy the time with DD but mostly I'm just feeling sorry for myself. I feel like when I have those mornings to myself to work on school related things, run errands, etc, the time flies and I don't obsess quite so much about WHENWILLTHISBABYCOMEOMGWASTHATACONTRACTION???

Everyone is convinced the baby will come this weekend (about the same time I had DD) but now I'm freaked out that they've jinxed me and it will be WEEKS. I'm so hormonal and emo. I just want to have the baby!
post #56 of 148
Still here, still miserable.

Up all night last night with DH snoring. I went and slept on the couch (that I can't fit on) and could still hear him snoring over the heater running! I know he's tired...but man.

Grace, I read about people putting a vinyl shower curtain over their pool, then covering that with a sheet. Apparently is "stiffer" and also helps keep heat in when you're not using it during labor. I hear you with the dog hair...mine also has some small twigs and leaves in it. It was windy when DH finally blew it up and cleaned it, so it's going to need to be rinsed before baby comes.
post #57 of 148
I woke up feeling Good today. Felt like Ahhhhhh, I am ready God. I feel so much stronger in the am. At night, I just pray that I dont go into labor, because I DO NOT do well without sleep or when I'm tired.

Nothing seems to be going on. Increased discharge is even gone, so its just waiting time. I think I will plan a date with husband this weekend! Sounds good, why didn't I think of that?

The one thing that is bothering me is the two munchkins. I feel like I need them to be away more than they are because it is a time I need to concentrate on this baby and my body and I need to be stress free for labor to start.
post #58 of 148
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Originally Posted by mymary View Post
I keep thinking about the birth and how I want it but dont want to go through it. I think I am reading TOO many birth stories, because its making me think its over instead of just beginning for me. I am getting relaxed reading all these and I need to be pumped and psyched in order to get through this. Does this make any sense? I can relax after all my work is done.
I found reading a bajillion birth stories helped keep me relaxed through the labour. I kept thinking, "this is totally normal" no matter what I was thinking or feeling at the time. And relaxed is good- helps with pain control!

I also think that being IN LABOUR is going to be pretty exciting- it's YOUR baby being born, right?!?

Of course... I can't be bothered to read any birth stories the last month or so. I'm even having trouble reading birth announcements I feel awful, but every time I see one I just think, "sure, rub it in why don't you."

I am SO CRANKY this pregnancy, it's crazy!

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Originally Posted by smokeylo View Post
I'm really BORED. I'm trying to enjoy the time with DD but mostly I'm just feeling sorry for myself. I feel like when I have those mornings to myself to work on school related things, run errands, etc, the time flies and I don't obsess quite so much about WHENWILLTHISBABYCOMEOMGWASTHATACONTRACTION???
Yup. I really like it when I have running around to do and a big to-do list because it keeps my mind off things. I am not having anything that could even be construed as a contraction, despite my best efforts, and I still think with every twinge the same thing you are!

(and, that made me LOL, which I needed today!)

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Grace, I read about people putting a vinyl shower curtain over their pool, then covering that with a sheet. Apparently is "stiffer" and also helps keep heat in when you're not using it during labor. I hear you with the dog hair...mine also has some small twigs and leaves in it. It was windy when DH finally blew it up and cleaned it, so it's going to need to be rinsed before baby comes.
Hmm, heat cover... that's a good idea!

I'm wondering if vaccuming the pool might be a good idea. Dog hair doesn't rinse out very well, I've discovered. I would hate to be labouring and then get into a complete tizzy about the DOG HAIR IN MY POOL! I could see that becoming vitally important at some point.
post #59 of 148
I am due this weekend (actually - tomorrow but whatever) With no signs of labor in sight. I am thankful that I am not experiencing prodromal labor because I think that would be worse. Exhausted with no baby to show for it does not seem fun to me. So I think I will stick with what has been given me and be happy. Now if I could have real labor and a baby that would be even better! My cervix is way lower this afternoon.

I really want to make a chocolate cake and eat chocolate ice cream (thank baskin and robbins for the catchy tune stuck in my brain), but I have been trying to wait until baby is here to make it.

I really want to go to the store for a few things, but I am really not loving taking the kids with. I just want to go and be out without having to say "Stop that, put that back, get back here, STOP, be careful, stop screaming, STOPPPPP" YK?

And here I am getting ready to add to the chaos. Me thinks I should enjoy having just two for a little while longer.
post #60 of 148
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Originally Posted by Astraia View Post
I would hate to be labouring and then get into a complete tizzy about the DOG HAIR IN MY POOL! I could see that becoming vitally important at some point.

We have 4 pets in the house & I'm so tired of the pet hair. UGH~~
Tomorrow is my last day of work & I am very thankful I decided to quit before my EDD (1/26). I'm tired, not sleeping well & the baby has found one sweet spot that literally stops me in my tracks when s/he stretches.

We had to go refrigerator shopping yesterday (ours was super old 1984 & dying a slow death) & that blew the rest of the money we were planning on paying the midwife. We have to do some creative financing now with the remaing $ we owe her. Thank goodness she canceled the last appt. I have a few more days to figure it out.

I can't wait to read about the birth's we know were happening...I wish they would update!
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