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post #161 of 193
Still haven't set up the tub, but we at least know that the hose fits and we don't need an adapter or anything. Probably should at least blow it up so it doesn't take so long when the deal goes down.

Last night, the baby was moving . . . purposefully, like it's rearranging it's position to line up for birth. Lots of cramps and cervix twinges. Still no mucus. No real ctx, and the bh's are just marginally more intense.

At this point I'm starting to gear myself up for another week or more! I know I shouldn't be impatient, and my heart goes out to you mamas who are post-dates and waiting. I hope it happens soon for all of you!

So I've just been talking to the baby and letting it know that if it needs more time to get a little bigger and more ready for this world, then that's okay with me.

DP made herb bread and we have a huge pot of stew in the fridge . . . enough for all of us and the midwives Sure would be a nice day for a birth. Actually, my mw is at a 4H event with her daughter, so I hope for them that I don't have to call and interrupt.

Last night's cramps had me wondering, though!
post #162 of 193
cmh --- wow, do you feel like it could be close to starting? I've had the sense that my baby is also repositioning herself, like she's getting ready, but I keep delaying my last minute details (setting up bassinet by the bed, installing the car seat) thinking that if I do, the end will certainly drag on forever. But I'm only just 38 weeks today.

Regarding EPO: hasn't felt like it's done much for me yet, but I think I probably lose it when I take my midnight trip to the bathroom in the dark.
post #163 of 193
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Originally Posted by AmyKT View Post
cmh --- wow, do you feel like it could be close to starting? I've had the sense that my baby is also repositioning herself, like she's getting ready, but I keep delaying my last minute details (setting up bassinet by the bed, installing the car seat) thinking that if I do, the end will certainly drag on forever. But I'm only just 38 weeks today.

Regarding EPO: hasn't felt like it's done much for me yet, but I think I probably lose it when I take my midnight trip to the bathroom in the dark.
IDK, I feel like I've been "going into labor" for like a week now. I'm crampy or achey and weird stuff is happening in my back and legs and all over the place all the time. Whenever I start thinking, any minute, we should set up the tub, then the weirdness goes away and I feel like it could be a couple more weeks, yk? I'm 38 wks, too.

I've been putting off the last minute stuff, too. I just was thinking about setting up the car seat. The baby's clothes are washed and we have a little changing/bathing station set up in our bedroom with the bassinet by the bed.

What else is there to do? I guess just the birth tub and the carseat. Minor stuff like get a spray bottle for baby's butt so we can use cloth wipeys but nothing really pressing. Oh, get a rocking squishy corner chair for our bedroom. I think that will be really handy.

I wanted to get a sun/shower/solarveil ring sling here before the lo comes because it's soooo hot and we need something for the nb stage---I have a couple of wraps and hotslings, but the hotsling seems like too big for a newbie and the wraps seem way to hot for this climate but I think I'll use them a lot when the Bee is bigger in the Fall. IDK if we'll have enough time for that now.

:sigh tick tock
post #164 of 193
emotional fall apart this morning...so not normal for me...not at all a crier.
post #165 of 193
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emotional fall apart this morning...so not normal for me...not at all a crier.
I am in the middle of one of those, husband is at a "goodbye party" for one of his work colleagues, but didnt tell me about it until after 6 (when he's supposed to be home) andd I started to cry in complete fury...so do strong shows of emotion trigger labor?

Carliec- sorry about your fall apart, I think we preggo women should all get a good cry in before and after the birth.
post #166 of 193
MJB, my sense of smell has been very sensitive, too! What's up with that - I thought we left that behind with the "early days" of pregnancy!

So I gave in & had the midwife do a cervix check today - first time in 3 pregnancies. I'm 2-3 cm dilated, 70% effaced, and still posterior. Which means....nothing!

I could have a baby tomorrow, or a week from now. She did go from (pre-exam) - "You'll probably have the baby this weekend" to, "We'll hopefully see you sometime in the next week." She does want me to schedule an NST if I'm still around on Monday....
post #167 of 193
I decided just to start ignoring any contractions or cramping that isn't less then 5 minutes apart and I'm a lot more sane now. I'm not getting my hopes up all the time. I am happy to know my body has been progressing with all the crampiness. I had a check last week and I was just over 1cm, posterior and not effaced..........this week I am almost 3 and 50-60% effaced.........could still be awhile before baby comes but at least I know all the discomfort and loss of sleep is for a reason.
post #168 of 193
Well I've lost a large amount of mucus, no blood but definitely some plug happening. Ctx are mild but there, 20-30 mins apart. My midwife is working the overnight 12hr shift at the fire department (she's a firefighter) and my doula is at a scouting event all day tomorrow, plus DH and I have a (joint) high school reunion to attend tomorrow afternoon and he has softball practice. Yep. This'll be PERFECT timing

My mw said I'm measuring 39wks, down from 41, and baby's head is so far into my pelvis she can't wiggle it anymore. So I could go at any moment or be stuck for a few more weeks, it's anyone's guess at this point LOL I'm definitely feeling more 'geared up' that it's coming soon though, the hopeless feeling is wearing off, so that tells me things are progressing also yk?

There seems to be this cycle of "ZOMG I can't take being pregnant ANY MORE" followed by this hormonal surge of bitchy/bawling/yuck, and then this sort of calm excitement sets in...at least for me, and it seems like some of the rest of you as well. Eeeeeenteresting
post #169 of 193
Well our bodies certainly are doing something.

You know, I am getting tired of analysing and trying to figure out where I'm at and when things are going to happen. I am tired of trying to get things going (pineapple, sex, orgasm, EPO taken two ways, labour cookies, walking), losing more mucous, having more ctxns, nothing regular, blah blah blah. At my 40 wk appt yesterday, on my due date, my MW measured me at 38 weeks, which is groovy considering it's gone down because baby's head is well deep in my pelvis.

I am so sick and tired of my family and dh's coworkers and dh and everyone else calling and asking and telling me, "You can have this baby already!" Yeah no sh*t Sherlock. I'm p.o.-ed at my primary MW offering a S&S although I understand she has a reputation for magic hands, and since I've had this niggling start (as she put it) and an irritable uterus, it may just send me over the edge to have this baby already. Holy sh*t I feel like I'll just have this baby when my body is good and ready in a couple of days (???). And when it happens it'll be Bing Bang Boom! (hopefully)

Leave me alone already. Where's a hiding under a rock smiley?

Hugs to all.
post #170 of 193
just sending smiles and labor vibes.
post #171 of 193
ITA! It's as if we're some kind of voluntary martyrs or something just for letting our bodies do what happens naturally. I'll be 40 on Monday and YEAH I'm miserable and hormonal, that doesn't mean I need/want/have ANY real desire for my baby to be born before she's ready! I'm happy to explore options in a week/10 days or so, maybe, but this idea that "ohh you COULD be done by now" is just infuriating.

/rant
post #172 of 193
Theoretica, Surfacing, how exciting!!!

It's so cool to hear that you both are so close.

I think I've got a little while to go still. I have stuff scheduled for the next few days to keep me busy---some fun stuff, some work stuff. Lots of little foodie things to do so we have munchies.

We did blow up the tub last night. The plumber's coming Monday--I'm totally gonna walk around squattting and breathing and see how much blood can flush from his face just be like, oh don't mind me AAAaaaaaaHHHhh and squat down a little
post #173 of 193
Still nothing here. Nothing at all. No extra mucus, no crampyness, nothing. I don't even think baby is low in my pelvis (I'd feel that right?) I'm due Tuesday and I'm starting to feel like baby will never come! My parents vacation starts the 27th so they'll be in town (has to be scheduled way far in advance) and now I'm starting to worry I will still be pregnant by then! Ideally this baby would come tomorrow but I just don't see it happening.

Does stress really make things take longer? Cuz my DSD (not sure what the first D stands for today) is here and I'd love to just kick her out on her butt and never see her again. OK, I only kinda mean that.
post #174 of 193
neonalee

I've had nothing since last night. No more mucus, cramps, ctx, NADA. So I'm back on Team It Aint Never Gonna Happen...right there with you And we have the same due date, so maybe that helps?
post #175 of 193
Still no ctrx here either, but lots of cramping today. Torn between being glad that my body seems to be doing something, and dreading the next 2-3 weeks if they will all be like this.
post #176 of 193
I totally broke my "don't get my hopes up" rule last night. I lost chunks of mucous all day yesterday and was up from 3-5am with contractions every 5 minutes and losing big chunks mucous (really sorry about the TMI but I know we are all going through the same thing). Then...........nothing, Boo. Shouldn't have broken my rule Oh well, at least DD is with my mom until this afternoon so I got to sleep in and didn't have to worry about being so tired.
post #177 of 193
I so can't have this baby now. I got a migraine, baby is getting 4teeth in and has a fever and is cranky and miserable. I woke up all crampy and a poorly positioned wiggley baby in my belly.
My line lately is "Go ask Dad". lol
post #178 of 193
No darling mucous. No darling ctx. No darling cramps. Nada.

Midwife appointment tomorrow. I don't think I'm going to ask her to check my cervix. I don't really wanna know coz I think it's probably still at 0 and I think I might be a little sensitive to the latex?

The babe has definitely moved. And I feel like I'm walking around differently, so it's dropped further.

Everything else, meh. I'm starting to get all "whatever" about any signs and now I'm scared I'll MISS the onset of labor because I've become all nonchalant and dismissive about anything out of the ordinary. Ugh.

I've been so b*tchy lately. I feel bad for my family. They are so awesome and I'm so irritable!
post #179 of 193
This is my 3rd day of prodromal labor. I've also entered into the "Meh" phase. I was timing every contraction and becoming a bit obsessive the last few days. I called my doula and she told me to pump, bounce on my ball, etc. and I've spent so much time putting energy into that, that I'm super irritable with dh trying to make it happen faster. I'm just so excited and it's my first time!!!!

The thing is, she's not going to stay in there, and she's gonna come when she comes. Yes I'm uncomfortable, but It's more exhausting trying to make it happen, than it is to be a huge prego. So my new approach is just to chill out and wait. I'm going to lay in bed and watch tv until this baby decides it's her day!

My official due date is tomorrow, so I can't go much longer!
post #180 of 193
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The thing is, she's not going to stay in there, and she's gonna come when she comes. Yes I'm uncomfortable, but It's more exhausting trying to make it happen, than it is to be a huge prego. So my new approach is just to chill out and wait. I'm going to lay in bed and watch tv until this baby decides it's her day!
yes yes yes
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