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post #21 of 30
Sex, but not with the purpose of starting labor... RRL but also not to start labor.

Unfortunately I just found out I may be hoping to have this girl NEXT WEEK if I want to make it home for my brothers wedding (they keep pushing it earlier and earlier on me, I DON'T LIKE THAT!) my son and daughter are their ring bearer/flower girl... and this is my only full blood sibling, someone I was basically attached to the hip to 24/7 for the first 12 years of his life. I adore the girl hes marrying and really REALLY want to be there for it...

He wasnt able to make it to Ry and my wedding this year because of basic training (he left for basic 2 weeks before our wedding) so I was REALLY hoping not to do the same to him (both situations out of our hands, but I know I did wish he could have been there...)

So we may be upping the amount of sex, nipple stimulation, walking and RRL tea I get...

Walking certainly threw me into some regular painful contractions last night but eventually I got in the tub and they wore off.
post #22 of 30
I'm only 35 weeks, so I'm definitely not trying to get things going. I'm not too awful uncomfortable yet... the 100+ temperatures are not fun, so I'm also anxiously awaiting the change in weather that my due date will bring... but other than that it's smooth sailing for now.
post #23 of 30
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Originally Posted by jenifera2 View Post
I am curious, though, for those who say that a baby is easier to take care of inside than out - they're all going to be born at some point, with the same amount of "difficult" time to care for them (approximately), so if you're uncomfortably pregnant isn't it still better to have them out sooner and start that "difficult" period now, getting rid of the pains of pregnancy?
I'm totally with ya.

But then again, my previous 36-weeker was a breeze to take care of... nursed awesome, slept great, not fussy (until she hit 6 weeks and started in the evening colic). So I'm not worried about having another early one.
post #24 of 30
I'm only 34w 3d today so not doing anything yet. I already get tons of BH which have been getting more and more intense so I don't need any encouragement. But I'm also getting to that huge, painfully uncomfortable phase where I think it would be easier to have the baby out than in so I may start get antsy in a couple of weeks here. Although last time, I did *everything* under the sun (minus the cohoshes) and nothing worked to get labor going. I even did the whole pineapple thing and all that did was make me violently ill.
post #25 of 30
I'm 37w2d and not doing anything yet really, though I have been drinking RRL tea since the first tri, just to try and tone the uterus for when the time comes. I am not opposed to adding in EPO and pineapple as time progresses though. However, if things go well past my due date - I might consider castor oil, but not the cohoshes. Right now just trying to be zen and let baby come when s/he is ready.
post #26 of 30
No plans to do anything here, either. I figure that when we all got pregnant we knew that it takes 40+/- weeks to grow a baby. I wouldn't even think of attempting anything before 40 weeks. I was 8 days "overdue" last time and hadn't done anything other than walking a little and positioning baby. I assumed that as I approached 42 weeks I would look into some natural methods as outlined by my midwife. I will just be enjoying these last weeks of my last pregnancy (with a bit of grumbling about being huge and uncomfortable!).
post #27 of 30
I don't care about easy, this baby took several miscarriages and a failed IVF to conceive miraculously, I'm so ready to nurse 24/7 and get no sleep and all of that.

BUT...I really want to let her choose her own birthday so I'm just relaxing for now. If she doesn't get into a good position or if I do turn out to have GD (find out Monday), well, then we'll see.
post #28 of 30
Yeah, I'm not doing anything either. I'll start drinking RRL tea right at 40 weeks, but because it affects me so strongly, I won't do it sooner.
post #29 of 30
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Originally Posted by jenifera2 View Post
I am curious, though, for those who say that a baby is easier to take care of inside than out - they're all going to be born at some point, with the same amount of "difficult" time to care for them (approximately), so if you're uncomfortably pregnant isn't it still better to have them out sooner and start that "difficult" period now, getting rid of the pains of pregnancy?
From the reading (Sears and stuff) I've done, it seems like slightly gestationally older babies (and heavier babies) can do a little bit better at night and go a little longer between feedings. So there's that.

...Plus I think it's different when you have a first baby vs. a baby with older kids. With a first baby, you've had years of time to yourself, time to prepare, etc. etc. YOU'RE READY. With second and beyond babies, there's a whole new layer of chaos, an equilibrium that gets disrupted--not just for two adults, but for another child who you're responsible for. Are the older kids ready the way adults can be? Probably not. It's something that's kinda nice to put off for a week or two.
post #30 of 30
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Originally Posted by Kelly1101 View Post
For me right now, I think it's easier to have a newborn than to be pregnant. I'm an enormous and miserable pregnant person, though-- like really physically having problems right now with how big I am (I'm short and short-torso'ed). But, I'm not even 36 weeks until tomorrow, although already dilating and effacing... basically I don't think my baby needs the help, my body is going to evict him well before my due date anyway.
This is how I feel. For me, since my pregnancies are so hard, having a newborn is easier. Kelly-I was dilated and effaced for a month before DD finally arrived after 41 weeks. I'm not even having any internals this time around because it gave me false hopes that labor was imminent when it wasn't. But hopefully in your case things will be different!
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