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Edited by Lucy&Jude'sMama - 9/2/13 at 9:32am
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(((((HUG))))) I was fully expecting this baby to be early..so I know how you feel, mama.

Im not actually feeling too unhappy about how its turned out though. I mean, I do have moments of impatience and frustration but mostly Im glad I have this time to be even more ready.

 

I am 40+4 today but now that Im over my EDD fully expecting to go to 42 weeks.. That thought makes me cringe, but really its only another week and a few days.

 

I am trying to keep busy, but rested at he same time.. doing lots of knitting, housework...because I NEED to have a tidy house these days.. playing outside in the fresh air and seeing friends has been helpful. and I look forward to my weekly MW appointments and my chiro appointments,  the monday afternoon group im part of for the next few weeks.... there does always seem to be something to occupy the time and now that im SO much better life actually feels fun again, so i'm grateful.

 

im looking forward to my BlessingWay on Sunday and tomorrow is a clothing swap and movie night at a friends place :love

 

 

the days will slip by and soon we will both be holding pour new little ones and it will feel like we never waited a moment!

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Thanks for starting this thread! I wanted to start one too, but kept forgeting. ;)

 

41 weeks today... And actually if we were going by my LMP I would have reached 42 weeks yesterday. So glad I kept track of ovulation this time around! I didn't with Liam, and ended up being induced at 41+5.. looking back I realized that my due date with him was 10 days earlier than it should've been, and I did NOT want that to happen again this time.. I thought for sure since I had my date NAILED that I wouldn't go "over" again.... but here I am!! I think part of it is because I have been sick, and my body isn't going to go into labor until I am well again... which should be soon because I am finally starting to feel a LOT better!!!

 

I had an appointment with my MW Thursday, and she is so encouraging. She was assuring ME that he was healthy (based on heartbeat, accelerations, and his movement during the appointment) and that I was doing great and everything was fine and she didn't want to do anything to start my labor yet. And that she didn't want me to "feel late" yet.. She did check my cervix (she also checked it 2 weeks ago, I had a LEEP done last year and we've been a little worried about scar tissue, but it seems like there isn't any at all!!) and said that it had made a lot of progress since the last check! So good to know that my body is doing something....

 

I am having a really hard time trusting my body though.. since I was induced with Liam, and here I am a week passed EDD.. I feel like my body doesn't know how to go into labor.. :(

 

I really need to remember the things you said L&J's Mama.. especially about enjoying these last few one on one days with my 2 year old. :) Soon we will have our babies and we will be wishing life was a little easier.. :lol

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I am in the same boat! Thanks for starting this thread.  I am 41w1d today!  I am really just feeling done, but I am trusting His timing versus mine!   We had a stomach bug that went through all of us, we had our first day with no one puking yesterday!  So I was thinking anytime baby.  Then this morning I woke up to no heat in the house.  The furnace is broken.  Luckily it is only getting down into the 20's at night so it stayed at 59 degrees last night.  But that is way too cold for a home birth so some one is coming to look at it later today!  My husband has an interview for a job we have been waiting to open since September on Monday so I am really hoping this weekend the baby will come, so he does not have to miss that!  Anyway I feel like time is running out for me here!  I just want my baby here, as i am feeling too big and uncomfortable to do anything else.  I know I should be enjoying this time, but I am really just want to hold my baby!!!!

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Unfortunately, I'm part of the club!  I will be 41 weeks tomorrow and if I am not in labor or having this baby on Monday, I risk out of delivering at the birth center AKA automatic hospital birth.  mecry.gif

 

That is the only reason I feel so rushed to have this baby.  If I had until 42wks to deliver at the birth center, I wouldn't care so much.  I just feel like delivering at the birth center vs the hospital is what's best for me AND the baby.

 

So I had the MW sweep my membranes on Thursday...nada.  THEN I got acupuncture done last night.  That was sooooooo cool!  Every time he adjusted the needles, I would get a contraction...a BH contraction, but it still meant it was getting things going!  Not 3 hours after I got home, I lost my mucus plug and had bloody show.  And it keeps coming.  Now, since the middle of the night, I have had some pain to my contractions...the lovely lower abdomen, wrap around to the lower back kind of pain.  I'm really hoping that this turns out to be the real thing.  The MW I saw on Thursday predicted that she would deliver my baby this weekend and she's on call tonight from 7pm to 7am.  I saw her this morning at Trader Joe's, so hopefully that's an omen.  fingersx.gif

 

I am a little envious that all of you ladies can be so zen about going past your due date, but as I said, I would be too if the issue of where I delivered was taken off the table!

 

Happy waiting and birthing to everyone! goodvibes.gif

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I'm not part of the club yet (40 wks is next Wed), but I've been there 3 times and fully anticipate to be postdates again.  Every day past your due date seems to last 1000 years!  You have my full sympathy...

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Unfortunately, I'm part of the club!  I will be 41 weeks tomorrow and if I am not in labor or having this baby on Monday, I risk out of delivering at the birth center AKA automatic hospital birth.  mecry.gif

 

That is the only reason I feel so rushed to have this baby.  If I had until 42wks to deliver at the birth center, I wouldn't care so much.  I just feel like delivering at the birth center vs the hospital is what's best for me AND the baby.

 

So I had the MW sweep my membranes on Thursday...nada.  THEN I got acupuncture done last night.  That was sooooooo cool!  Every time he adjusted the needles, I would get a contraction...a BH contraction, but it still meant it was getting things going!  Not 3 hours after I got home, I lost my mucus plug and had bloody show.  And it keeps coming.  Now, since the middle of the night, I have had some pain to my contractions...the lovely lower abdomen, wrap around to the lower back kind of pain.  I'm really hoping that this turns out to be the real thing.  The MW I saw on Thursday predicted that she would deliver my baby this weekend and she's on call tonight from 7pm to 7am.  I saw her this morning at Trader Joe's, so hopefully that's an omen.  fingersx.gif

 

I am a little envious that all of you ladies can be so zen about going past your due date, but as I said, I would be too if the issue of where I delivered was taken off the table!

 

Happy waiting and birthing to everyone! goodvibes.gif



i can totally understand your feeling of worry.. if  i knew i wouldn't be able to have a home birth past a certain day i would be freaking out too. my midwife is fine till 43 weeks and i cant imagine going that long.. 42 weeks seems to be my gestation.

BUT the acupuncture sounds like it did the trick! thats fantastic. i hope that it keeps progressing for you and you are holding that baby VERY soon.

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I'm in the club too. I'm 41 weeks Monday. I've never gone this long. I thought that maybe yesterday was going to be the day but my contractions fizzled out and today not much has gone on. I have lost a lot of my mucus plug and had some bloody show, yesterday when my midwife checked me I was at 3 cm.

I'm trying my best to stay positive and appreciate these last few days, but I am so very uncomfortable I feel nauseous after I eat, I can't sleep, it's just hard. I am so anxious and excited to meet this baby and every night I go to bed I pray that it's "the night".

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maria, we had the same EDD..

 

i hope we all have our babies very soon! goodvibes.gif

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Edited by Lucy&Jude'sMama - 9/2/13 at 9:33am
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i'm feeling wacky today too. and not zen at all. i have been incredibly moody and irritable.

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I WANT MY BABY NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! splat.gifCuss.gifbawling.gif

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hug.gif Catie...

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I WANT MY BABY NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! splat.gifCuss.gifbawling.gif



yeahthat.gif  (((hUGS)))

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Edited by Lucy&Jude'sMama - 9/2/13 at 9:29am
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I would have gone on off the poor person!  Kudos for not reaching out and slapping them!  Such good self control!bouncy.gif

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I hate conversations like that, like people think you have CONTROL over what day baby shows up.  Grrr.

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Everybody seems to think that baby is going to magically show up on my EDD. People keep saying, "oh, you have two more days to relax, how nice!" or "only two more days! then the bb will be here!"

 

 

Uh, wut? It isn't some sort of magical date, guys. Chill.

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Unfortunately, I'm part of the club!  I will be 41 weeks tomorrow and if I am not in labor or having this baby on Monday, I risk out of delivering at the birth center AKA automatic hospital birth.  mecry.gif

 

That is the only reason I feel so rushed to have this baby.  If I had until 42wks to deliver at the birth center, I wouldn't care so much.  I just feel like delivering at the birth center vs the hospital is what's best for me AND the baby.

 

So I had the MW sweep my membranes on Thursday...nada.  THEN I got acupuncture done last night.  That was sooooooo cool!  Every time he adjusted the needles, I would get a contraction...a BH contraction, but it still meant it was getting things going!  Not 3 hours after I got home, I lost my mucus plug and had bloody show.  And it keeps coming.  Now, since the middle of the night, I have had some pain to my contractions...the lovely lower abdomen, wrap around to the lower back kind of pain.  I'm really hoping that this turns out to be the real thing.  The MW I saw on Thursday predicted that she would deliver my baby this weekend and she's on call tonight from 7pm to 7am.  I saw her this morning at Trader Joe's, so hopefully that's an omen.  fingersx.gif

 

I am a little envious that all of you ladies can be so zen about going past your due date, but as I said, I would be too if the issue of where I delivered was taken off the table!

 

Happy waiting and birthing to everyone! goodvibes.gif

 

TeaJunkie-  How are you, did things progress?

 

I thought for sure I was going to be having a baby today.  Overnight I had great contractions for about 3 hours, then they stopped.  I go for my first accupuncture appt this afternoon- can it really work that fast!!!!

 

It is time for some laboring around here!!

 

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