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post #21 of 285
Last night I was awakened at least once an hour by hip aches and back cramps. That's so unusual for me. Usually nothing wakes me except having to pee. I couldn't exactly count them as contractions because there was no uterine squeezing, but I quite expected that to start once I got up this morning. It didn't, though the cramps persisted. I feel like something is happening. Maybe she's moving down? Since it's not going to happen today, I'd rather now wait until Friday since my mother, who is going to watch our DD while I'm in labor/hospital, has work commitments tomorrow and Thursday. I know she'd gladly skip them, but I don't want her to have to. And as silly as it may seem, I don't want to have a Wednesday baby, anyway, since Wednesday's child is "full of woe." Super silly. I know some perfectly happy and well-adjusted people who were born on a Wednesday, but I'd still prefer any other day.
post #22 of 285
Sigh. Add me to the list. I'm due today. And NOTHING is going on here. Absolutely no sign of impending labor at all. Although I totally knew mentally for the whole time it could be "anytime" before/after/whatever, ... I kinda feel, idk, irritated? Like, I expected it would've happened already. I too have told my belly - come out already! I'm still working full time, but from home. I wouldn't mind taking maybe 1 or 2 of my vaca days, but what if baby doesn't come for 2 more weeks!? Also, I agree that induction is not preferred, but my parents only time off from work starts the 27th and they live out of town. What if I'm still pregnant then? Add to that some typical complaints - bad heartburn again, carpel tunnel so my right hand is always numb or tingly, swollen feet, lack of sleep. I know I have it pretty easy, but I'm DONE. I hate this holding pattern and I too want to move on.

COME OUT!!
post #23 of 285
I keep reminding myself that there is a reason baby isn't coming now. Perhaps it's waiting for the stars to align a certain way, maybe it's not in position for birth yet. So trying to start something up or induce, naturally or with drugs, could be damaging spiritually or physically make things more difficult. Babies choose their birthdates for a reason (unless circumstances make it so we have to for their sake). I will not eat a dozen of those labor cookies today : )
post #24 of 285
I'd love to join the club and have enjoyed reading how everyone is doing! I'm due the 24th, but have had a few nights over the past 2 weeks of cramping and painful BHs. Today I've been very crampy, but no bloody show or anything else to speak of! DD was born early with an induction due to placenta issues, so I can't compare.

Full Moon on Monday! Maybe that will bring us all labor!

Overall I am comfortable, but feel really big. I'm still working, but will probably stop next week if no baby has appeared!

Theoretica, I LOVE your "beater" line in your signature. It always cracks me up.

Crazybean I'm sorry your placenta isn't cooperating. I had placenta/cord issues with DD and it was hard. Wishing you the best!

Dana76 what a great day you planned! Maybe I'll do that on Saturday! lovely!!!

HAPPY LABOR VIBES!!!
post #25 of 285
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Originally Posted by mataji4 View Post
I keep reminding myself that there is a reason baby isn't coming now. Perhaps it's waiting for the stars to align a certain way, maybe it's not in position for birth yet. So trying to start something up or induce, naturally or with drugs, could be damaging spiritually or physically make things more difficult. Babies choose their birthdates for a reason (unless circumstances make it so we have to for their sake). I will not eat a dozen of those labor cookies today : )
As hard as it sometimes is to be patient, I agree. It was a wonderful feeling knowing that DD1 was able to choose her birthday all on her own. That's so rare anymore, and I think it sets a supportive precendent for the parent-child relationship. Like you said, there are times when medical emergencies make it impossible to wait, but luckily, that's pretty rare.
post #26 of 285
still here today . . . still pregnant . . . getting discouraged. Tomorrow will be my 41 week scan & NST (standard at my midwives), so I'm trying to focus on getting to see the baby but it's hard. Last night I really thought it was the real deal--lots of super hard contractions but they were all over the map timing wise and died off after an argument with DH and my mom, AND I woke up today pretty convinced that the baby has moved into some new awkward posterior position after all my positioning work which is a little discouraging. The argument is resolved (sort of) and I'm trying to lower my stress level today back to normal to help. My doula is coming over in a bit to help with positioning and try a bit of rebozo action. She thinks the rebozo might kick things up a notch. Dearly hoping so.

Thanks for listening! Loving this thread!
post #27 of 285
Loving you and leaving you ladies!
post #28 of 285
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Originally Posted by mataji4 View Post
I keep reminding myself that there is a reason baby isn't coming now. Perhaps it's waiting for the stars to align a certain way, maybe it's not in position for birth yet. So trying to start something up or induce, naturally or with drugs, could be damaging spiritually or physically make things more difficult. Babies choose their birthdates for a reason (unless circumstances make it so we have to for their sake). I will not eat a dozen of those labor cookies today : )
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As hard as it sometimes is to be patient, I agree. It was a wonderful feeling knowing that DD1 was able to choose her birthday all on her own. That's so rare anymore, and I think it sets a supportive precendent for the parent-child relationship. Like you said, there are times when medical emergencies make it impossible to wait, but luckily, that's pretty rare.
I agree 100%. It's just soooo hard! Also, I went from apparently thinking subconsciously that of course the baby would be here before now, to feeling like I'm going to hit the 42 week mark and have to "make decisions"! I wish I could spare the vacation to stop working and at least get rid of that stress.
post #29 of 285
Had my 40 week today all is well. I walked to the Birth Center today. Woke up at 5 am and laid there tell 6 am when my eldest awoke so we snuck out for breakfast at IHOP so Dad and the others could sleep in. I wore the wrong shoes for the walk and was miserable despite the nice cool morning. Lucky it is only a 15 minute walk. Nothing in the way of contractions worth mentioning but I do feel like she is on her way shortly. The midwife made the same comment that I looked ready...lol I am at peace and not rushed but well see how I feel at 41 weeks...lol
post #30 of 285
Still here too! DD is 29th and I am thinking I'll go past that. I am SO done being pg. I have been really grumpy and not the parent I want to be with DS, especially when he doesn't nap. Heartburn is irritating but am still going to the pool and loving that!
post #31 of 285
I'm still here too. Just 39 weeks today, but I am so uncomfortable and impatient. I've been having tons of stabbing in my cervix and lots of uncomfortable BH, but nothing that goes anywhere. DS was born at 42w1d with and induction and I REALLY don't want that to happen again!!
post #32 of 285
Still here....

Are you ladies who are past your EDDs surprised every day that you wake up???? Every morning since friday I wake up like "Damnit, a whole night went by AGAIN with no baby.." Sheesh!!!!!

Getting really bored people!!!! I'm actually going to try some acupuncture today. I've never done it before but hear it can work really well. I had 3 friends who all went to this Chinese med. doc and got pregnant after not being able to for over a year.... they were all preg in a few months! So, I think he knows his stuff.... although I'm trying to get the baby out, not in.

I typically wouldn't resort to anything like this but I am sooooo miserable! I feel like my stomach is going to bust wide open. I don't think skin can stretch any more than this!!!! I CANNOT get comfortable!

Wish me luck! I'll keep you posted on my appt effectiveness later today!
post #33 of 285
Went to the hospital last night after four hours of persistant and uncomfortable contractions and I swear, the minute I walked into the hospital I stopped having any contractions and the baby became super active and when I was checked I hadn't dialated since my appointment last Thursday, I felt like an idiot, my mother in law drove down just in case, and nothing! The nurse told me to walk around and after 15 minutes, I threw in the towel and told the nurse I was going home and she said okay.

Sigh, it is what it is, like my hubby says, this is not an exact science. Today I have nothing going on, going to take a nap.
post #34 of 285
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Originally Posted by KatWozBlue View Post
Went to the hospital last night after four hours of persistant and uncomfortable contractions and I swear, the minute I walked into the hospital I stopped having any contractions and the baby became super active and when I was checked I hadn't dialated since my appointment last Thursday, I felt like an idiot, my mother in law drove down just in case, and nothing! The nurse told me to walk around and after 15 minutes, I threw in the towel and told the nurse I was going home and she said okay.

Sigh, it is what it is, like my hubby says, this is not an exact science. Today I have nothing going on, going to take a nap.
That happens so often! I hope the next time is the real thing for you, and I hope it's soon.
post #35 of 285
I've been having some real good contractions since Monday night, but they aren't consistent or increasing in intensity so this could go on for days!

We've been having some amazing thunderstorms here and I can really feel how the change in pressure outside is affecting my body. Pretty cool!

I cleaned my house this morning, stocked up on groceries last night, and dh is at the airport as we speak picking up his mom. Tonight would be a great night to have a baby!
post #36 of 285
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Originally Posted by dana76 View Post
Still here....

Are you ladies who are past your EDDs surprised every day that you wake up???? Every morning since friday I wake up like "Damnit, a whole night went by AGAIN with no baby.." Sheesh!!!!!
Yes! In fact this morning I woke a little confused because I didn't ... feel is the best word I suppose, how big I was. I actually looked down to make sure that huge belly was still there! And then I looked at DP and said "It's still in there" LOL Most of the time feel like either a beached whale or an overturned turtle, or both at the same time.

Actually, I really think part of the problem is that I'm still working and I don't want to be. I think I could be more relaxed if I could do what I want every day (and there's plenty to do, including nap). But I don't want to burn any paid time off when I will for sure need/want it after my maternity is over
post #37 of 285
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Actually, I really think part of the problem is that I'm still working and I don't want to be. I think I could be more relaxed if I could do what I want every day (and there's plenty to do, including nap). But I don't want to burn any paid time off when I will for sure need/want it after my maternity is over
I agree. I still am going in to work a couple of days a week, and I'm scheduled for a meeting tomorrow. And of course, every time I see co-workers they're like, 'oh we thought you were probably pushing just now' I wish!

I feel so out of sorts and on hold. And I'm really irritable. I know I still have a week til my due date and I could even go over, and I don't want to rush the baby . . .

No labor signs today. A little cramping and some strong bh's last night. Today, nothing. The baby has been quieter the last couple of days. That's normal, right? The strangest thing to me is that I have dropped off to zero mucous production.

I'm trying not to be discouraged, and I know it's totally illogical, but I'm having that 'what if I never go into labor' panic a little.

My mom's going to be here next week. I know it sounds horrible, but I wish we'd have the little one before she arrives--my mom is kind of a panic ball and she (of course) wants to be right up here in the action during the birth Why does everyone want to be all up in my girly parts and witness this? It makes me mad that people are trying to invite themselves in on the birth and then act affronted when we brush them off . . .

Gah! Just kind of having a rough couple of days here. Going to get out of the house for a while by myself, I think and maybe just hit the library or go visit a friend or something.
post #38 of 285
I'm still working, too. My last day is next Tuesday, which is 3 days before my due date, and people are all like "I can't believe you're still here!" but really, what am I going to do at home? I have a desk job and sit around all day and I'm nearly finished with what I'm wrapping up, anyway (thus being on MDC all the time), so it's not strenuous. I also don't want to waste a bunch of sick leave days. As it is, I'm worried I'll be two weeks overdue and end up "wasting" that much time. Even worse is the fact that I volunteered to start working a tiny bit from home at the end of August (start of the fall semester on campus; and it allows me to stretch out my overall mat leave), and if I'm seriously overdue, I'll really not be up to that. My bosses will understand and give me leeway, but it just won't be ideal. I don't want to have the baby today or tomorrow since my mom is busy at work these days, but starting Friday, it's "come on, baby!" I'm really counting on this full moon this Sunday/Monday.
post #39 of 285
I am starting to get sad. Baby is getting bigger every day (I had a 10 pound 12 ounce baby on his due date last time and it was hard for me, don't want to do that again)...I want him to come. Seems like my emotions/hormones are on an every other day cycle. Yesterday I was strong and felt terrific. Today I'm feeling sorry for myself. ugh.
I usually love to come here and read about the babies that have come- the birth stories have all been so incredibly smooth and positive. But today when I am seeing the new baby posts I'm almost in tears! Glad for everyone else but in the same breath so jealous!
I know this will all pass soon and baby will be here- duh- but it's still hard.
post #40 of 285
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Originally Posted by mataji4 View Post
I am starting to get sad. Baby is getting bigger every day (I had a 10 pound 12 ounce baby on his due date last time and it was hard for me, don't want to do that again)...I want him to come. Seems like my emotions/hormones are on an every other day cycle. Yesterday I was strong and felt terrific. Today I'm feeling sorry for myself. ugh.
I usually love to come here and read about the babies that have come- the birth stories have all been so incredibly smooth and positive. But today when I am seeing the new baby posts I'm almost in tears! Glad for everyone else but in the same breath so jealous!
I know this will all pass soon and baby will be here- duh- but it's still hard.
There was another DDC that I was lurking on (the one with the golden birthing stool and the island - anyone remember?) that was hilarious. Anyhow, I thought the women on there summed it up so nicely when someone had their baby:

"I hate you! And congratulations! "

It really is so much like that!

It may not help to hear it, but your baby WILL come, and your hormonal ups and downs are a signal that things are progressing. Hang in there Mama.
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