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post #21 of 57
I'm still here too...due date was yesterday, but so many people told me I would be early, I let myself get psyched out. So now I feel "late" even though it's only a day!

I too have had tons of prodromal labor for well over a week now...daytime, waking me at night, etc. hard not to think "this is it" every time... Reading this thread really helped, Mamas.

It's amazing how hard this is, and I can't even really say why. my first was 2 days before his due date, so I didn't feel this last time. Sigh.

glad you all are out there, blessings and gentle births, and gentle waiting to you all.
post #22 of 57
i'm 40w2d now. seems like prodromal labor has started, so maybe it'll be soon. though no bloody show or mucus plug yet. everythings ready. dh and i are cleaning the house today, i guess i'm nesting even if i am sharing the work. the inlaws come into town this evening, hopefully it will be a distraction rather than a pressure to 'perform'. i hope this doesn't turn out to be a september baby... even though over on the birthdate predictions thread, i guessed 9/1.
post #23 of 57
I may have to join the September club if this baby doesn't come in a few days lol. I am 42+1 weeks and just waiting....
post #24 of 57
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Originally Posted by vanislandmama View Post
Still here! Starting to get frustrated and a bit depressed. I don't want to go out because I don't want to see anybody I know and deal with the constant OhMyGodYouAreStillPregnant's. Yes people I know.
Yeah, this is driving me nuts too. STOP ASKING ME, PEOPLE. It's so rude. Yes, I know I'm huge. I'm still not going to do jumping jacks, ride all over bumpy roads, go for 5 mile walks, eat your spicy food, or whatever else ridiculous suggestion you have for me.

Also, I promise I will update people when I have the baby. You can stop asking if I'm in labor.

I find the stranger's questions way more rude though. I would never ask a pregnant woman when she was due then gasp when she says she was due almost a week ago. So rude and unhelpful.
post #25 of 57
"I accept the process of this baby and this pregnancy. I accept the process of this baby and this pregnancy."

I kept telling myself this as I went for my "staying active" walk this morning...

yes, this may be a September baby for me too...which meses up my boy name, which is August.

We managed to have sex last night too, and later in the evening I had some massive contractions, much different from the rest of the prodromal stuff I've been experiencing. Then nothing. I think it just feels embarrassing to have had so much prodromal stuff. like I'm crying wolf...Silly, I know. It's not like I'm calling the midwife every other minute. and she and my TCM are being so sweet. TCM says "Apple will drop from tree when ready"

Good luck mamas!
post #26 of 57
Thread Starter 
I, too, am really trying to stay positive and focused here. Truth is, all (with the exception of my 1st VERY sick pregnancy born @ 34 weeks) my babies have been evicted before their chosen birthday's, so I might as well be a first time mom as far as knowing how long I gestate. I'm 40+3 today.

I hear you on the prodromal. I can go for hours with contractions that make me breathe through them...my husband, I think, is the one I feel the worst for. He's incredibly type-A (even more than I am) and this is so hard for him to get excited and then stay up till' 2 am with my contractions and frequent, loose, BM's, then nothing....I know it could still be another week or more.

I'm not actually over focused on it, but it makes it harder to hear that I could be "holding this baby in" mentally..what do you want me to do, people? I talk to him/her, am so very ready, I'm accepting and not fearful, etc

Anyway, I know it will happen when it happens. I'm trying to live in faith and surrender to that. I've been measuring over 40 weeks for 4 weeks now, so to say that I'm "ripe" and ready is an understatement, LOL!

My prayers to all of you for soon, quick and healthy deliveries and babes!
post #27 of 57
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Yeah, this is driving me nuts too. STOP ASKING ME, PEOPLE. It's so rude. Yes, I know I'm huge. I'm still not going to do jumping jacks, ride all over bumpy roads, go for 5 mile walks, eat your spicy food, or whatever else ridiculous suggestion you have for me.
I attended a baby shower yesterday and one person mentioned jumping on a trampoline. And everyone was talking about having sex being the key. It's funny how everyone is so sure they have the trick that will work. I had to laugh at the trampoline idea, I cannot imagine big me on a trampoline.
post #28 of 57
today i had a friend call both myself and DH and ask us to call her back- she called super early and it sounded important-

so i had DH call her to see what's up- she said that she was worried about me because 'that baby is getting bigger everyday' and that i better be ready for an episiotomy and that we should induce ASAP to avoid that...!!! (i am 41 + 3 today)

DH had her on speaker and i had intended not to say anything but after what she said i couldn't help myself and let her know that 'no' i would not be having an epi because my midwife wouldn't do that and that yes, i may tear but that my midwife would coach me on how when to push, help me stretch etc...

she said 'oh okay, well does your midwife know if the baby is head down in the canal?!?'

which seems like such a silly question to me but i answered "yes" the babe has been down for weeks now and promptly said thanks for being concerned and got off the phone...

this is the first person i've dealt with who has been this intense and made me pissed- she has now earned 'no call back status' until labor is over....

just had to share...

PS. we also were thinking of the name 'august' - now i'm thinking that the babe doesn't like that name too much and that is the hold up...

thank goodnees for this forum to vent!
post #29 of 57
Trampoline!?!?!?!! and I thought I'd heard it all!!

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but it makes it harder to hear that I could be "holding this baby in" mentally..what do you want me to do, people? I talk to him/her, am so very ready !
ditto, although I had a bit of a cry this morning, my last almost died after delivery, and suddenly I started wondering if I was holding back, especially because of the prodromal stuff. but you know, I have done so much to clear out and accept my last experience, I really don't think so. So I just talked to baby, and let him/her know, whenever s/he is ready...
post #30 of 57
I'm still here. EDD was yesterday. I know I'm not overdue or anything, but I had a strong feeling that this baby would come early. My mom just got here on Friday and is staying through next weekend. I really want her here for the birth, so I am hoping baby doesn't wait too long.
post #31 of 57
Thread Starter 
Still waiting... 40+4

Thank God for my MW. She came over on Saturday, when I was starting to feel like there is no way my body will know what to do on it's own...she reassured me, checked on baby, hugged me, and she prayed for me. I have felt more confident and relaxed since then, but I must say, this is a very big learning experience for me. I "realize", with head knowledge, that it's "normal", and that very healthy pregnancies can go to 43 weeks, etc. It's just the wrapping your head around it when you are experiencing natural in this way, for first time.

How are all the mama's in waiting doing? I notice Meganlisbeth left our waiting club, LOL! I'm VERY happy for her! No one wants to be here for too long!

Blessings to all of you!
post #32 of 57
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Originally Posted by Mama Mko View Post
Yeah, this is driving me nuts too. STOP ASKING ME, PEOPLE. It's so rude. Yes, I know I'm huge. I'm still not going to do jumping jacks, ride all over bumpy roads, go for 5 mile walks, eat your spicy food, or whatever else ridiculous suggestion you have for me.
nor will i ride your harley or run (that hurts just thinking about it! ). and if one more person says "that baby is right there, we could just cut your skin and the baby would pop out" I WILL pop, but it'll be an emotional explosion. Gee, are you offering to do a c-section on me right here? What an insane thing to say.

For the past 3 days I've been getting more ctx in the afternoon/early evening. then i'll go for a walk, and they'll pick up, but as soon as i'm back home they disappear. though last night i did keep getting woken up by ctx. i'd wake up, think oh i'm having a ctx, and then go right back to sleep. hopefully some progress is being made!

i'm 40w4d, maybe it's time to go check out the september board...

eta: MUCUS!!! for the past week I've suspected that I was losing small bits of mucus plug, but it was hard to tell since dh and i were having sex every day (that has gotten old fast ). well we didn't last night, and i just lost a chunk which looks identical to the other bits i was wondering about all week. So yay! I'm losing my mucus plug! Hopefully I'm dilating from all these ctx (I was 2cm last wednesday, aug 25th) and labor will be soon!
post #33 of 57
Thread Starter 

Anyone still around?

Echo...Echo...

Anyone still around? It's kind of lonely in here, LOL! I'm 41 weeks tomorrow. Sigh.

post #34 of 57
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Echo...Echo...

Anyone still around? It's kind of lonely in here, LOL! I'm 41 weeks tomorrow. Sigh.


Still here too No signs of impending labor so it might be another week or so.
post #35 of 57
Still here. 40+4.
post #36 of 57
Thread Starter 
Well, as happy as I am to have company, I'm sorry any other August mama's are waiting.

I'm thankful that we have apparently well-nourished, happy, healthy, plump little ones!

I've yet to read that it's a "problem" to deliver a very well made (not talking post maturity here) baby...it just means they are thriving on mama on the inside!

I'm ready to get on some thriving on the outside, but glad I have no health problems to force this baby out sooner, and h/she seems to be as happy as a clam in there..very active, I have lots of fluid, -1 station and ready, etc.

Hope all of you are feeling well. I couldn't be more blessed with how well I'm doing this far along. I've had pregnancies where I felt far worse months ago..and this baby has been bigger for quite some time.

Anyway, be blessed ladies, and I pray the very best healthy, speedy and safe deliveries of your little miracles!
post #37 of 57
I'm still here. I'll be 41 weeks tomorrow. Tomorrow I go in for a non stress test. I figure it'll go fine. I'm having no health problems, my baby is active and I have plenty of fluid. But I am a little nervous about it, never had one before. This is now the longest pregnancy I've had. OK, not by much. My first baby was born at 40w6d.

It's only in the past week that DH has been really wanting to discuss names. I think we're down to Joshua David for a boy and Kaela Elizabeth for a girl. I just want to hold this baby!!! I'm suddenly worrying about what kind of hassle I'll have to deal with if I go past 42 weeks, but I'm trying to just not think about it. It probably won't come up, I should wait and worry about it IF it happens, not now.

MyFillingQuiver- I was just over in the due date predictions thread and noticed we both have the same EDD and the same prediction of 9/1! Hopefully one of us will be right.
post #38 of 57
i'm still here too.

42 weeks tomorrow.

cruising aug and sept boards now.
can't wait to post that i've had my healthly baby!!
post #39 of 57
I'm still here. I guess I'll start reading the September DDC. 9 days late so far.
post #40 of 57
I am also still waiting - 40w2d today. My first came at 41w1d, so I know I could have a bit of a wait still, but I am so ready...
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