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post #81 of 285
Theoretica- I have quit answering my cell phone because of the whole, "where's the baby" talk. Here's my rant... If I know you, and we already had a baby, it would spread through our friends like wildfire. STOP BOTHERING ME!!!!!!! Is it so hard for you to imagine that I MIGHT want to be left alone right now??? STOP CALLING ME!!!!!!!

Is there a nice way to say that????

I feel you all on the heartburn!!!! I truly feel like my esophagus is on fire! I'm going to doc in a few hours for a sweeping, US and NST.

Tried DTD yesterday and we laughed the whole time!!! I was seriously comical. If it wasn't creepy I would have wanted to show someone a video of that just so they could see the ridiculousness of it! It was so awkward because my belly is so big.... how could you not laugh???
post #82 of 285
I her you on the burn. Having a butt in your ribs and a head in your crotch just makes for the whines.
We DTD last night and yes it is quite ridiculous these days. Lucky it was fast. It popped baby up and out of her hole. I went and laid down and watched a movie for 30 minutes and when I got up she literally slammed down into my cervix and it hurts for a couple of hours to walk. Felt like she was going to fall out, but it subsided and things are just as they were before...nothing. Just a week and a half to go before my longest gestation. Funny last night my daughter who was my 42 weeker got the hiccups and not but a few seconds later her little sister in utero got the hiccups too.
post #83 of 285
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I'm trying not to obsess about it but EVERYONE who sees me does the whole "OOOOMG YOU ARE STILLLLLL PREGNANT?!?!?!?!?!??!"

Sigh. Yes. I am, thanks. It's only been a few days over...sheesh.


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Tried DTD yesterday and we laughed the whole time!!! I was seriously comical. If it wasn't creepy I would have wanted to show someone a video of that just so they could see the ridiculousness of it! It was so awkward because my belly is so big.... how could you not laugh???
LOL that was us too! DSD is out of town this weekend and my parents always stay in a hotel so I expect a lot of action coming up. Hopefully it helps!

Today we talked induction at my MW visit They want to do a NST at my next appointment next week. If baby fails they strongly encourage induction at that point. Or was it another one that night and then induction? I forgot already, but it made me She said 'so eat a big breakfast.' Also talking induction once we hit 42 weeks, but that one she assured me that if I didn't want to go that route after discussing risks I just had to sign the form and no big deal, no pressure.

I wonder if I should have that next appointment while my parents are still here just in case I do end up being induced. I have no idea how dilated or effaced I am and checking wasn't even brought up. I'm kinda glad. I just want to know because I'm curious, I know it doesn't mean all that much in terms of when this big event is going to happen.
post #84 of 285
Well, I'm still waiting! Two nights ago I was having lots of hard but irregular contractions, and I was really feeling them in my back. I was sure things were starting up. Then yesterday . . . crickets. So I'm a little bummed. But perhaps it's for the best, because everyone at my house has a cold right now. Nice timing!

My OB already made me start doing the fetal non-stress test and amniotic fluid levels checks yesterday. I have no idea why, since I just hit 40 weeks and have no high-risk factors going on. But everything was looking great and I got a little peek at the baby's face. So that cheered me up. But I'm getting desperate to meet the little man already!

Hang in there, mamas, it can't be too much longer, right?
post #85 of 285
Hugs to all the mamas still hanging out with me here and ELVs to those of you who started last night.
I am not answering my phone anymore. My friends also seem to think that I will have the baby and not tell anyone. I have assured them that I will at least post in on FB, but most of them will get an actual call. Inlaws called last night because we went to the midwife, but they're not getting the whole I don't know when this is going to happen part of it. Which is odd because she was more than 3 weeks past EDD with dh. And exactly why we are NOT calling them until baby is here.
All of my possible EDDs except the very last one have passed now so I guess that's the one I should go by. I'm still adjusting patients at the house today, but I think this is it until the baby comes. We have less running around on the weekends with the restaurants because the banks are closed so I'm hoping that will bring on some relaxation and labor in the next couple of days.
post #86 of 285
Somebody tell me that it means nothing that today I've had bucket loads of mucus, I'm 3-4 cm dilated with a squishy cervix (not sure exactly how effaced) and that the baby is really low. I wasn't planning on any internals, but as sloshy as I was this morning, I felt I needed to know when I went to the mw. She told me that it could still be a week, but that things should progress pretty fast once they get going. That sounds fair to me.

I was only 2-3 cm when I checked in at the hospital with DD1 after 24 hours of light early labor. It didn't take me terribly long to go the rest of the way (about 8 hours), but man, I can't believe I'm already beyond that point now!

Let me repeat the . Maybe this is our weekend. It's already ramping up to be a big one for the DDC.
post #87 of 285
Oh, and does it mean anything that I'm absolutely ravenous today and simply had to have an egg and cheese sandwich this morning only two hours after breakfast and a roast beef sandwich for lunch even though I rarely ever eat meat away from home? I feel like my body is trying desparately to build iron stores.
post #88 of 285
still pregnant . . . losing hope that this is going to happen on my own I really wanted this time to be different--to not be so overdue and counting down to an induction. I really thought all the OFP exercises would make the difference. I miss my couch. I miss reclining. I'm tempted to do a massive EPO/Borage dose tonigght and/or an enema (TMI I know) but I've not been reacting well to the EPO/Borage this time and I'm already 3 cm and 70% so how much riper can I really get? Something else must be holding me back.

I'm soooooooooooooooooooo happy that we have this thread. Thank you ladies for sharing this journey. I'm getting downright pissy, but knowing you are all in the same boat helps so much. I hope we ALL have babies ASAP.
post #89 of 285
AmyKT, you've got to be getting close! All of us do, right???
post #90 of 285
nOTHING WRONG WITH GOING "OVER DUE" AS THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY REFERS TO PAST 40 WEEKS
I went 40 with number 1, 42 with number 2 and 41 with 3. All were healthy and fine. Relax recline sit however you damn feel like and stop worrying about balls and squatting and all that jazz. I did all that crap with #2 and #3 and they still took their time coming. With number who came at 39 + 5 I didn't do a damn thing and he came quite punctually.

So relax and lay down or enjoy that comfy recliner and don't worry about having a 42 or 43 weeker. In all post date babes 95% have no problems...just like with 40 weekers...imagine that.
post #91 of 285
Had steady contractions for over 8 hours yesterday plus bloody mucus and when I went to get checked they said that it wasn't doing anything to my cervix, I started crying, had contractions all night and today and more blood...what more do I need to do? 39 weeks today so I am not overdue, but I will go in on Thursday for an induction if I don't go on my own, won't have any child care available starting next Sunday, so she's got to come out by then, dr says she doesn't think I'll last that long without going into labor on my own, so lets hope.

The waiting just SUCKS!!!

I am also avoiding the phone, my mom keeps calling all cheerful and she told me today "she knows when she's ready" and I had a fit and told her "SHE DOESN'T EVEN KNOW SHE'S A HUMAN BEING SO NO MOTHER SHE DOENS'T KNOW WHEN SHE'S READY AND I DON'T CARE".....you can feel your sanity just slip away can't you?
post #92 of 285
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Had steady contractions for over 8 hours yesterday plus bloody mucus and when I went to get checked they said that it wasn't doing anything to my cervix, I started crying, had contractions all night and today and more blood...what more do I need to do? 39 weeks today so I am not overdue, but I will go in on Thursday for an induction if I don't go on my own, won't have any child care available starting next Sunday, so she's got to come out by then, dr says she doesn't think I'll last that long without going into labor on my own, so lets hope.

The waiting just SUCKS!!!

I am also avoiding the phone, my mom keeps calling all cheerful and she told me today "she knows when she's ready" and I had a fit and told her "SHE DOESN'T EVEN KNOW SHE'S A HUMAN BEING SO NO MOTHER SHE DOENS'T KNOW WHEN SHE'S READY AND I DON'T CARE".....you can feel your sanity just slip away can't you?
(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((hug)))))))))))) )))))))))))))))))))))))

I feel your frustration
post #93 of 285
Just got home from US, NST and stretch and sweep. Not the most comfortable thing... It gave me really bad contractions!!!! She said if my body was ready then it could work in 24-48 hours, if not, then we're doing it again Monday. So, we'll see! At least doing something takes away the "I'm never going into labor" feeling. If I dont go by my 42 week appt next friday, they're going to want to put me on pit. which I DO NOT want!!!!!! So, trying these methods doesn't seem so bad compared to that!!! I just cannot imagine going through this whole weekend AGAIN with no baby!!!! I thought we'd be home snuggling together by now...
post #94 of 285
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Just got home from US, NST and stretch and sweep. Not the most comfortable thing... It gave me really bad contractions!!!! She said if my body was ready then it could work in 24-48 hours, if not, then we're doing it again Monday. So, we'll see! At least doing something takes away the "I'm never going into labor" feeling. If I dont go by my 42 week appt next friday, they're going to want to put me on pit. which I DO NOT want!!!!!! So, trying these methods doesn't seem so bad compared to that!!! I just cannot imagine going through this whole weekend AGAIN with no baby!!!! I thought we'd be home snuggling together by now...
I hear you. I'll be at the end of 42 weeks next week as well and looking at a possible Thursday induction. How far were you dilated for your stretch and sweep? If you are still like 1-2 cm, you might ask about starting with a foley catheter next week if you do need an induction--that can get you to like 4 cm and sometimes that is all you need. I would also think about asking about starting with cervadil to ripen the cervix prior to the pit. Sometimes that too is all you need. You can also google "low dose pitocin protocol" to find some great resources for how to avoid "pit to distress." My cervix is currently "ripe" enough to not need the foley or cervadil so what my midwife and I have been discussing is if I do make it to next Thursday, if I am like 4-5 cm with an easy-to-reach cervix and very low baby, starting with the water breaking (AROM) and seeing if just that is enough OR turning the pit on the absolute lowest setting and raising just every half hour until there's a good contraction pattern and a little progress, then turning it off and seeing if that was all my body needed. Remember turning the pit off IS an option! I went to 42 weeks with DD too--and I think it was harder last time because it was my first and I was so afraid of induction and wanted her here so much, so I know just where you are right now.
post #95 of 285
Still nothing going on here but a severe sharp pain in my lower rt side... not my appendix but still makes me wonder what it is.. baby is moving fine...

ANYWAY, my time has come... I get induced in the AM due to my placenta issue- I'm terrified of the induction and I'm already a nervous wreck.. I'm not mentally ready to have him forced out although I'm physically ready to have a baby - does that even make sense? Anyway, I wish labor dust on all of you still waiting... a full moon is coming up :-)
post #96 of 285
ohhhh cervical changes, I might actually be going somewhere down there.
post #97 of 285
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Still nothing going on here but a severe sharp pain in my lower rt side... not my appendix but still makes me wonder what it is.. baby is moving fine...

ANYWAY, my time has come... I get induced in the AM due to my placenta issue- I'm terrified of the induction and I'm already a nervous wreck.. I'm not mentally ready to have him forced out although I'm physically ready to have a baby - does that even make sense? Anyway, I wish labor dust on all of you still waiting... a full moon is coming up :-)
Be strong mama. You can do this!
post #98 of 285
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Still nothing going on here but a severe sharp pain in my lower rt side... not my appendix but still makes me wonder what it is.. baby is moving fine...

ANYWAY, my time has come... I get induced in the AM due to my placenta issue- I'm terrified of the induction and I'm already a nervous wreck.. I'm not mentally ready to have him forced out although I'm physically ready to have a baby - does that even make sense? Anyway, I wish labor dust on all of you still waiting... a full moon is coming up :-)
Just wanting to wish you all the best tomorrow.
post #99 of 285
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Still nothing going on here but a severe sharp pain in my lower rt side... not my appendix but still makes me wonder what it is.. baby is moving fine...

ANYWAY, my time has come... I get induced in the AM due to my placenta issue- I'm terrified of the induction and I'm already a nervous wreck.. I'm not mentally ready to have him forced out although I'm physically ready to have a baby - does that even make sense? Anyway, I wish labor dust on all of you still waiting... a full moon is coming up :-)
I hope your labor is easy peasy and you are holding your little one soon!
post #100 of 285
As long as you are slightly dilated and effaced I have read inductions go fairly well. It the first timers that have a tougher go of it.
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