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post #121 of 267
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Originally Posted by Pepper44 View Post
I'm dilated to 7 cm, almost 100% effaced. Midwife and her assistant are here and DH called into work!

And...nothing exciting is happening. I'm just laying in bed having these mild squeezing contractions. The same ones I've been having since 2 in the morning.

I feel like I should be doing something...

I have no idea how much longer these last few cm's will take.


Go Pepper, go!
post #122 of 267
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Originally Posted by Shazer View Post
My 3 YO woke up twice last night. The second time she crawled into bed with me and she kept flopping all over the bed and trying to use me as a pillow. I'm wondering why I'm so READY to give birth when I'm going to have to deal with two awake kids in the middle of the night.
It's tempering my enthusiasm for sure. I wonder if this is why I haven't gone into labor yet actually. I'm not sure I'm actually ready.
post #123 of 267
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Originally Posted by Pepper44 View Post
Oh, ladies, I would like to add...yesterday as a scientific experiment I ate chicken breast sauteed in olive oil and smothered in cumin, turmeric, and some black pepper. Maybe it worked? I'll let you know, should I actually give birth.
I made a curry for dinner last night that had plenty of cumin and turmeric in it, and I got nothing!
I guess that gives it a 50% success rate so far, eh? We'll have to see how many more folks join in the study.

..and I have to admit slight jealousy over your "mild squeezing" at 7cm!
Oof, with my last one, 7cm and up was not anything I would describe as "mild"!
It must be all the good vibes we're sending.
post #124 of 267
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dog~ thats the opposite effect dtd should have...what is this backwords world as well as longest gestation possible?!!!
Yeah, I know! I told dh that either prelabor going away or actually kicking it up were both okay, but I could not stand all day of the same thing again. It came back around 2pm today, which was fine. I also told dh that since we found out about this baby at 9dpo & I am a few days over, I feel like I have been pregnant forever! I have not been inserting my EPO capsules for a while, so I think I am going to re-start tonight. Baby is def lower, if that is possible.

Physically, still doing totally fine. It's emotionally that I get worn out. I get a ton of menstrual-type cramps & they are not painful, but it's like they shoot up a nerve right to some center in my brain that makes me want to whine and cry. Very draining.

Maybe tonight is the night. Prelabor VERY slowly gets stronger. DH's guess is Saturday & mine is Sunday. This is based on calendar dates, not anything related to my actual body
post #125 of 267
I would also like to state that there have been five "May" babies born already. Five.
post #126 of 267
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Originally Posted by dogretro View Post
I would also like to state that there have been five "May" babies born already. Five.
Yeah, but the last March baby was JUST born, at 43 weeks!
post #127 of 267
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Originally Posted by ivymae View Post
Yeah, but the last March baby was JUST born, at 43 weeks!
You'd better run, Miss Skinny!

Seriously, though. 43w would put me at May 18, so we've got time.
post #128 of 267
dogretro!

I'm feeling nothing. Had some pressure earlier today, but then I noticed that I was still sitting with my legs crossed, so I guess it must not have been that bad.

Going to make some more baby crafts tomorrow, namely polarfleece travel changing pads for the diaper bag and maybe a pouch sling.
I might also finally decorate and hem those damn onesies.
Hmm. Maybe my baby is staying in my belly long enough for me to cut up and hem those oneies, to save himself/herself the shame of wearing a leotard..
post #129 of 267
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Originally Posted by laughingfox View Post
I made a curry for dinner last night that had plenty of cumin and turmeric in it, and I got nothing!
I guess that gives it a 50% success rate so far, eh? We'll have to see how many more folks join in the study.

..and I have to admit slight jealousy over your "mild squeezing" at 7cm!
Oof, with my last one, 7cm and up was not anything I would describe as "mild"!
It must be all the good vibes we're sending.
Hmm, maybe the cumin and turmeric were a coincidence? Well it was tasty, anyway.

I'm sending you all painless labor vibes! I think it was because my water didn't break until I was 10 cm with a lip. Once my water broke it was very painful. Lesson learned: don't let anyone break your water and pray it doesn't break on its own too early.

Also, listen to hypnobabies until you are convinced that there are no such things as contractions, just pressure waves. (Except then when you really do have contractions you'll be cursing that stupid Hypnobabies woman's voice. I didn't even want to listen to it during any of my labor..but it was ingrained in my head and I was *pissed* at her during my hour of serious active labor.)

I'm sad to exit the club. I really didn't think I'd be leaving already. I'll miss commiserating with you all.
post #130 of 267
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Still here, still pregnant. Added a pint of Chunky Monkey to the "hey, you survived another birth!" pile of postpartum treats.

Threat level indicator has been upgraded to yellow nail polish in honor of turning 39 weeks. Mercy seems to be settling down the last few days. Also, putting lots of parsley on my pizza did seem to get me contractions. No baby, of course. It's not 2016 yet.
post #131 of 267
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Originally Posted by loveneverfails View Post
Still here, still pregnant. Added a pint of Chunky Monkey to the "hey, you survived another birth!" pile of postpartum treats.

Threat level indicator has been upgraded to yellow nail polish in honor of turning 39 weeks. Mercy seems to be settling down the last few days. Also, putting lots of parsley on my pizza did seem to get me contractions. No baby, of course. It's not 2016 yet.


Yeah, I think I had one whole contraction today. Woot woot.

Had a wonderfully luxurious mani/pedi that cost an OBSCENE amount of money, even with a promo coupon. But hey, my nails and toes will be KILLER if I ever have this baby. Maybe I can use that french manicure as a focal point during labor.*

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Originally Posted by Pepper44 View Post
Also, listen to hypnobabies until you are convinced that there are no such things as contractions, just pressure waves. (Except then when you really do have contractions you'll be cursing that stupid Hypnobabies woman's voice. I didn't even want to listen to it during any of my labor..but it was ingrained in my head and I was *pissed* at her during my hour of serious active labor.)
Oh gosh, Karey Tuschoff's voice already drives me batty. She's so darn cheerful all the time. I find myself twitching during that "Deepening" CD all the time just because she's so cheerful. I can see myself throwing shoes or something at DH's stereo. Maybe I should use the mp3 player so he doesn't try to kill me during labor as I systematically destroy his precious stereo.

And thanks for the reminder that I should probably listen to that last CD to make sure it works. I think you're not supposed to do that until 38 weeks and I'm 39 now - slacker.

* This, of course, assumes I will ever go into labor, which I will not. Not before the nail polish wears off, at least.
post #132 of 267
I am up at 2:20 in the morning because I can't sleep. I keep waking up with contractions, but nothing is steady. They are just annoying enough that I can't sleep. I've had several evenings in the past week of semi-regular contractions that stop after a few hours. My baby also keeps going posterior. I went to the chiro today and the baby then spent most of the day ROA. Now he's creeping back around to posterior.

At this point, I don't know which I want more: to sleep through the night without anything waking me up (contractions or 3 yo) or to just give birth already and face a year or more of never sleeping through the night.
post #133 of 267
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Originally Posted by Shazer View Post

At this point, I don't know which I want more: to sleep through the night without anything waking me up (contractions or 3 yo) or to just give birth already and face a year or more of never sleeping through the night.
Me too mama!
post #134 of 267
Thread Starter 
I've got my midwife appt today. I think I'm asking for a cervical check because I'm just discouraged right now. I give up on everything.
post #135 of 267
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I've got my midwife appt today. I think I'm asking for a cervical check because I'm just discouraged right now. I give up on everything.


Got one today too. Not sure if MW will need to do a check or not - probably not.
post #136 of 267
Sometimes I almost forget that I'm pregnant, and think I'm just waking up uncomfortable because I overdid it or ate too much bad food or something.

My MW appt is tomorrow. I've had them on Thursdays for the past couple of weeks, and I have to keep reminding myself to not go today.

I'm going to ask for another internal, too, I think. I'll be one day shy of 41 weeks (so cry me a river, you 38/39 weekers! )
post #137 of 267
I'm "due" today based on conception date. It's REALLY weird to wake up still pregnant on my due date.

Midwife appointment this afternoon. I'm going to have her check me, and if I'm finally fully effaced I'm going to consent to her breaking my water (I was 5cm as of Saturday) only because DH is having surgery tomorrow morning and I really need him in tip-top shape to get me through labor.

So HOPEFULLY I'll get to have a baby today. I'm not holding my breath. Knowing my luck, I've closed back up and am, like, fingertip dilated.
post #138 of 267
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Originally Posted by laughingfox View Post
I'll be one day shy of 41 weeks (so cry me a river, you 38/39 weekers! )


Ah yes, but you're much closer to statistically being unpregnant than we are!
post #139 of 267
Happy Due Date to me!

I went to a Moms Night Out last night. We all ordered our meals and everyone else's arrived but mine. The waiter went to look for it and came back and said another waiter took it and they'd have to remake it. Someone took food from a pregnant woman the day before her due date!? When the manager brought me the food, he said they got slammed in the kitchen and lost my order ticket. Ok, different story, but that means they lost the order ticket of a pregnant woman the day before her due date!? LOL Anyway, they gave me a free dessert and I chose a brownie sundae. It was OK, but looked far better than it tasted. I ate more of that than I did the dinner, though.
post #140 of 267
Happy due date, sandcastle! Sorry about the food debaucle. Just not fair!





I just had streaky bloody mucous!!!

Wait.

I'm thinking it was supposed to come out of my vagina, NOT out of my nose, huh? Is streaky bloody mucous from your nose a labor sign? Anyone? *grumble*
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