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post #1 of 360
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Check in!

So, is your cervix closed more tightly than the stupid packaging on the Ben & Jerry's pints of Chunky Monkey?

Are you feeling baby kicks in your tonsils?

Have you started investigating microtechnology so that your baby or babies can attend elementary school from the inside?

Well, YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

Mommas of 2016 UNITE! Share your tales of courage in the face of the adversity of perversely long gestation!
post #2 of 360
Oh, I'm here!

I had the girl at the general store across the street ask me when I was due today. If she hadn't been so cute and perky and highschool and excited, I may have hurt her. She got off easy.

I'm actually pretty lucky, though. My cervix is 1.5cm, 50% effaced, soft, and baby is at zero station. So I'm further along than I was after 12 hours of labor with #1. So... yay. When I go into labor in September, things should progress faster than 53 hours.
post #3 of 360
Me
I was due on Monday, and although I know that's not very overdue, I am frustrated. No mucus, no contractions, no nesting, nothin'.
Tomorrow is a midwife appt., maybe she will have some encouraging news. I'm very lucky in that my BP is low and we are healthy girls... but I want to meet this baby!
Last week's appt. showed that I was about a half cm dilated and 70% effaced... so, by my calculations I should only be pregnant for another 16 weeks or so.
ARGH!
post #4 of 360
Well, I'm not very effaced and only about maybe 1cm dilated (but nice and soft). I'll be 39 weeks on Saturday.
I was further along than this at 37 weeks last time, and that pregnancy went 2 weeks and 2 days past my "due date".
post #5 of 360
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Originally Posted by jsh7809 View Post
Me
I was due on Monday, and although I know that's not very overdue, I am frustrated. No mucus, no contractions, no nesting, nothin'.
Tomorrow is a midwife appt., maybe she will have some encouraging news. I'm very lucky in that my BP is low and we are healthy girls... but I want to meet this baby!
Last week's appt. showed that I was about a half cm dilated and 70% effaced... so, by my calculations I should only be pregnant for another 16 weeks or so.
ARGH!
Yeah, I totally felt that way with my #1. Being overdue sucks! At least you have us end-of-the-monthers to hang out with, too. I was due with DS on May 31, stupid me joined the May DDC, and I'm pretty sure I was one of the LAST THREE to give birth.

You were at least smart and ovulated so that you could be at the beginning of a month.
post #6 of 360
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Sme, you're about where I am. At least I'm pretty sure that's where I am. My midwife doesn't do cervical exams unless there's something she's actively trying to figure out, and I'm a boring old grand multipara now.

We're still hitting 2016, though, when we will go into labor and have beautiful births that last under 10 minutes and are completely painless.
post #7 of 360
I'm only 4 days late so far, which isn't terrible for a first timer, but I have done EVERYTHING short of caster oil and membrane sweep and NOTHING. At my first internal of the whole pregnancy on Tuesday, I was totally closed, 50% effaced, and the baby was "low" don't know about station. So yeah, by my calculations, I should really have joined the July DDC.
post #8 of 360

i'm here! i was feeling great until today--now i'm ready! and i'm not due until the 25th...and i have never gone early. not sure about the 2016 but pry at least 16 more days... oh and i could totally go for the 10 min, painless birth.
post #9 of 360
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My midwife doesn't do cervical exams unless there's something she's actively trying to figure out, and I'm a boring old grand multipara now.
Yeah, my MW doesn't either. We did one today because I'm paranoid of going into labor and being so swollen that my cervix isn't even find-able. (It's what happened with DS, so it's a justified fear.) I had to convince her for a half hour that yes, I really wanted one, and it was ok to tell me that I wasn't dilated at all and wasn't going to get discouraged.

So I was happy to find any progress.
post #10 of 360
Well I'm not due until the 19th but I really wouldn't mind going early. I was finally able to get the nursery ready today so now I'm ready for her to come. My midwife doesn't do internals either so I have no clue as to how things are progressing. My stomach is still super high though and everything else seems the same. The only encouraging (yet annoying) sign is more and more intense BH contractions.
post #11 of 360
Me! Based on my other kiddos, this one probably won't make an appearance for at least another 2 1/2 weeks. That's a good thing, because I want this place spotless, and it isn't happening. I just want to lay around, not cleaning anything. Ugh....
post #12 of 360
I'm coming from the opposite end of the "I need time to clean" thing.
I already cleaned my house, and want baby to come before I mess it up again!
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I'm coming from the opposite end of the "I need time to clean" thing.
I already cleaned my house, and want baby to come before I mess it up again!
YUP. See my vacuum/stink bug post in the weekly thread. The attic is organized, the house is swept and picked up, carpets are clean.... baby should really come now. It's what's most convenient.
post #14 of 360
Me! I’m not due till the 22nd, but who really knows. My midwife doesn’t do internals either, so no idea if I’m making any progress. I have been having more menstrual type cramps, which I keep telling myself is good, but I wish I knew! At least I’m feeling good, at the moment I feel okay going another couple of weeks, my problem now is all mental! My biggest worry is that my mom will be here in a week, and I can just see her sitting around for 2 weeks or so with no baby in sight, then having to leave before or just after baby gets here.
post #15 of 360
I'm sure I will still be pregnant awhile.

I'm doing the same thing with my house--I keep cleaning it and thinking now would be a good time for baby. Then it gets all messed up again. So last night I left DD's toys all over the place and didn't straighten up anything before bed, you know just to tempt fate. Didn't work, nothing happened!
post #16 of 360
I'm here! Still not much going on over here. It's looking like SIL is going to miss this baby completely. That's really weighing on me. My in-laws are coming up tonight (ostensibly to say goodbye to SIL) and my parents are coming in tomorrow for 2 weeks. This weekend is going to be crazy, I'm sure. That's probably not going to help things...

I don't want to do any checks, but I think my MW would if I asked. It'll just give me a false sense of hope or failure, I think...

Going to try to get some housework done today. I'm just so low on energy and motivation.

Thanks for letting me into the LLWSBP2016
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LLWSBP2016
BEST.ACRONYM.EVER.

post #18 of 360
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I had some contractions a few days ago that had the surging feeling I tend to get if my water is going to break with that contraction. But nope. Going to be pregnant forever.

Everyone else gets babies. I'm stuck until 2016.
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I think my house officially went back from "clean" to "messy" in the course of last night, but I am waaaaaaay too tired to re-clean it now. Maybe over the weekend. *grumble*

I can just not sleep. It's really starting to take its toll on me. Sometimes I wonder if a good night's sleep is what I need to get started.
I hope not, though, because I know I'm not going to be getting one anytime soon.

A friend of mine was telling me about this Raspberry beer that a local brewery is bring back for the summer, and I told her it's a shame that I won't have this baby before the summer's over, because I'd really like to try it. *sigh*

I had some contracting yesterday, but it wasn't regular at all, the intensity varied a lot from one to the next, and they petered out before dinner. I was kind of secretly hoping my internal exam would get things started, but no dice.

My MW is very "you decide" about exams. I'm glad she does them if I want them, because now that my belly has dropped, I can't seem to reach around it properly to check myself anymore.

It seems like a large proportion of us have midwives. How many of us are homebirthers?
post #20 of 360
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Originally Posted by Pepper44 View Post
I'm sure I will still be pregnant awhile.

I'm doing the same thing with my house--I keep cleaning it and thinking now would be a good time for baby. Then it gets all messed up again. So last night I left DD's toys all over the place and didn't straighten up anything before bed, you know just to tempt fate. Didn't work, nothing happened!
Ditto, Pepper. I do that too, but slacked a little in the past couple of days, not horribly or anything, but I don't have the need to have everything completely neat either. I'm too tired preparing for things to come and then nothing happening.
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