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post #41 of 285
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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.
I'm with ya. My second was 9 pounds 12 oz at 39 weeks and now I am beyond where I was with her and I know the baby is just in there getting bigger and more difficult for me to birth. I really hope she comes soon. I am definitely finding myself jealous of others birth stories because I am so ready to be done. And then I feel badly that I'm not excited for everyone

I am not going in to "work" so much as just dealing with all of the behind the scenes stuff of our three restaurants. I have finished most of the book work that needed to be done for the quarter and month end, but there's still the daily deposits and shifting money around. I was hoping for a bigger cushion going into labor so I wouldn't have to worry, but the oil spill has had people running scared and not spending money around here. My brother is on standby to do some of the financial stuff, but I'm still the only one who knows how to do most of that side of things - payroll and such. I feel like the baby is waiting for a peaceful moment to make her appearance and she's not seeing one... I'm trying really hard to just sit back and relax and not let the adrenaline take over and keep labor away.
post #42 of 285
Hugs ladies! I'm having up and down emotions as well. Some days (or hours) are good and some are bad.

I have to say I have so much respect for the ladies still working right now......I just have to hang out at home with DD and I'm still managing to pout.

If this weird story cheers anyone up.........I just got a very awkward email from my MIL. She's a former mat nurse and was there for DD's birth and will be my doula of sorts for this baby if s/he can hold out until Saturday when she and FIL get here. (Yes, I know I'm sort of weird but I liked having her there last time). Anyway.......she sent me a fairly long email explaining how on Saturday night DH and I should have sex, even if I don't enjoy it and then keep the semen against my cervix for as long as possible. First of all........we're already on top of that but I'm not going to tell her that. Second of all.......that's just awkward......not to mention she and FIL will be here Saturday night. Anyway.....I got a good chuckle about that and DH probaby will too.
post #43 of 285
I'm here!

I had a feeling that this one would be earlier unlike dd, who was 15 days PD! But the more days that go by the more I start to doubt that he's going to be early. I'm at 39w 3days so it's not like I'm crazy overdue yet, but the possibility seems more and more distinct to me.

I have maintained a much healthier weight throughout this pregnancy, gaining less than 30 pounds until last week: and I seem to have gained more than 3 pounds in a week! So now I'm also worried about having a huge baby.

Every time there's a change in barometric pressure (we've had some fantastic thunderstorms here lately after days of heat and humidity), every time I have diarrhea, every odd twinge or any little thing I think: Is this it?

But so far, no. This is NOT it. Still waiting!

I'm glad for this thread! I was starting to feel like the only July due date not popping!
post #44 of 285
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Originally Posted by lrgs View Post
Hugs ladies! I'm having up and down emotions as well. Some days (or hours) are good and some are bad.

I have to say I have so much respect for the ladies still working right now......I just have to hang out at home with DD and I'm still managing to pout.

If this weird story cheers anyone up.........I just got a very awkward email from my MIL. She's a former mat nurse and was there for DD's birth and will be my doula of sorts for this baby if s/he can hold out until Saturday when she and FIL get here. (Yes, I know I'm sort of weird but I liked having her there last time). Anyway.......she sent me a fairly long email explaining how on Saturday night DH and I should have sex, even if I don't enjoy it and then keep the semen against my cervix for as long as possible. First of all........we're already on top of that but I'm not going to tell her that. Second of all.......that's just awkward......not to mention she and FIL will be here Saturday night. Anyway.....I got a good chuckle about that and DH probaby will too.
When you see her on Saturday you should say, "hey great advice and your son was unbelievable"
post #45 of 285
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I hear ya ladies! A dear friend of mine who lives on the other side of the country just had their baby this afternoon, and I'm so jealous I can hardly stand it! I mean, I'm excited for them, it's their first, but they were due in 4 weeks, mom had pre-e and they had to induce now. Everyone is happy and healthy, baby looks so beautiful and perfect! But dangit it was my EDD Mon/Tues so I'm just going NUTS! Ugh. I just want this waiting part to be over so DH can go back to work, we can enjoy our baby, and move forward. The holding pattern stuff is really hard.
post #46 of 285
Add constipation to my list...lol
My back is sore...my eldest is turning 6 tomorrow and I keep worrying about screwing his day up by having a baby...lol
post #47 of 285
I suddenly have a cantaloupe between my legs. I may cave and get a VE at my 39 wk appt on Friday.
post #48 of 285
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Add constipation to my list...lol
My back is sore...my eldest is turning 6 tomorrow and I keep worrying about screwing his day up by having a baby...lol
I may just be lazy, but I think it would be great to have two kids with the same birthday. Well, I know I'm lazy.
post #49 of 285
Had my 41 week appointment today. Ultrasound and NST both looked good, so we're just hanging out more . . . 3 cm and 70% effaced which is where I was after over 24 hours labor last time, so I suppose that's progress. She did a stretch and sweep that resulted in bloody show, but I'm still thinking that I'll make it until Saturday when I have another NST, this time over at the hospital. If the cervix is very favorable on Saturday (like 4-5 and really forward and more effaced) we might discuss options for ending this prodomal labor heck then, but otherwise we'll motor on until the close of 42 weeks next week when we'll have to get more serious about options. I'm not sure what natural options I'll try in the next week or whether I'll just try to chill.
post #50 of 285
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Originally Posted by KatWozBlue View Post
When you see her on Saturday you should say, "hey great advice and your son was unbelievable"
post #51 of 285
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Originally Posted by KatWozBlue View Post
When you see her on Saturday you should say, "hey great advice and your son was unbelievable"
lol! I chose to just dodge the issue and talk about other stuff. DH is all weirded out now

AmyKT.......I don't feel the cantelope between my legs I feel so much pressure in my lower back........I'm officially waddling now.

Also........yesterday I invoked my right to wear nothing but sweats and pj's until well after this baby is born.
post #52 of 285
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I did the same thing Irgs! I went to a Treatment Plan Meeting at the hospital for my son today, IN CUT OFF SWEATS AND A T-SHIRT!

I'm not a dressup kinda person, but I have to say that's a first for me. Then again, they were all just stunned I was even there, so I don't think they cared what I was wearing. Still though, not one of my more presentable moments LOLOL

I've had more mucus and cramping but nothing regular, definitely not contractions, and definitely not labor. Blech!!!! I'm 40+2. BLECH!!!!!!!
post #53 of 285
I am seriously disappointed that I am still pregnant right now. I reached full on miserable yesterday. I went to the grocery store and broke down in tears on the way home because everything is just so uncomfortable. I settled in for some rest and then one of the restaurants had problems with settling credit cards so at 11pm I had to drag my butt up there and wait for tech support to call me back. I came home after midnight with contrx and more bloody show and feeling like this could be it. Finally fell asleep assuming I'd wake up with more regular contrx, buy alas here I sit. I see the midwife today, but in her mind I can sit here until 43 weeks as long as the baby is doing fine. I have never reached this point of misery in pregnancy. I don't know if it's the heat or work or just this baby, but I WANT HER OUT! grumble, grumble.
post #54 of 285
Aww, chiromommy . It really sounds like your time is soon. I'm guessing within two days.

And theoretica, your time is coming, too. How about a full moon babe for you.

I'm waving my magic wand right now too bad I can't use my magic on myself.
post #55 of 285
I did not sleep well last night- just woke up like every hour and was hot and grumpy, mixed in with images of having an actual baby (the little details of going to the bathroom without waking him up in bed, etc). I thought maybe something was starting up last night as I'd been crampier all day and then I took a shower in the evening and threw up (wierd). But then just bad night of sleep and here I am. My throat hurts too which is annoying. My littlest has a bit of a summer cold so maybe that's it, though I remember feeling a sore throat and feeling kind of crappy before labor before (and after conception- how is that hormonal, I don't know) so maybe that's it.
Definitely things are still shifting along the continuum of pregnancy into labor.
post #56 of 285
You know my theory on the last weeks of pregnancy is that you start feeling so rushed and desperate to get that baby out so that when the time comes and the pain is great as contractions are at there fullest and you want to give up you'll think back on how badly you wanted that baby out and that will give you strength.
Not much longer girls... 40+2 here. But history of 40, 42 and 41 week babes.

I have been having burning sensations at the top of my uterus.
post #57 of 285
Yup I'm still here with no update... my friend is due a week after me and she is progressing more than me... this other girl I know delivered a 5lb 12oz baby at 38 weeks on the dot.. meanwhile, my babies like to hang out as long as possible regardless of how much I walk or do other things!!! This last week has been the hardest. I felt great UNTIL I hit 39 weeks then it was like a brick wall. I thought I was going into labor yesterday but it turns out I has the worse case of gas on earth. That's pretty bad when you think gas = labor pains..

Now, there is a tropical wave/storm/whatever it is now coming so the weather might help me along- all I know is I am getting to the hospital regardless of the warnings out there!!!!!!!!!!!
post #58 of 285
yes, crazybean, felt great, terrific, strong, amazing til 39 weeks and now at 39 and 2 days I'm a mess.

I need to find something to do today...maybe a movie!
post #59 of 285
I was doing fine, and now I'm getting anxious, despite only turning 39 wks tomorrow and having a 40.5 weeker last time. Everyone at work was so convinced I'd be having this baby ANY DAY, mostly because I kept coming in with "symptoms" earlier in the week, and every morning when I walk in AGAIN, I get sympathetic looks. Now we've all decided I'm making it to my due date, if not beyond. Sigh. It's only 8 days until my due date, and I have hopes that I won't go much beyond where I did with DD1, so that's only about 12 days. I can do this, right? I guess I have to. What IS my rush?
post #60 of 285
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Now, there is a tropical wave/storm/whatever it is now coming so the weather might help me along- all I know is I am getting to the hospital regardless of the warnings out there!!!!!!!!!!!
Florida laws for homebirth say i can stay home as long as emergency services are still running. So as long as it's not a hurricane... A storm in the gulf was my big fear for this pregnancy. It doesn't look like it will get bad or come to my neck of the woods though. Maybe just close enough to get the baby out
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