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Edited by coraljean - 2/18/14 at 6:20pm
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Many good labor thoughts for you today Coral Jean!!

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Hello my overdue ladies-

 

I haven't posted on this thread yet, but today I am 41 + 1 today and I woke up with a bloody show this morning.  I do hope that means something.  DH is staying home, and we are going to try to walk a lot.  In hopes that that helps.  I have been reading a lot from the book 25 ways to awaken your birth power and wanted to share this with all of you....

 

Breathing in....I feel the warm light of Divine protection and guidance surrounding my baby and me.

 

Breathing out...I know it is safe to let go of all fear and doubt.  I feel reverence for this important and sacred event.

 

Reverence.

 

Reverence...down to my baby.

 

Just have been empowered by many sayings in this book and hope to share that with you.

 

DD was 13 days late, so I did think that this one would come early...how wrong I was.  But today would work for US!!!

 

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Hi Ladies - 

Not sure if this is a good place, but I thought I'd start here.

 

My sis is 41w2d today.  She's healthy, baby's healthy.  She's being remarkably patient!  Thing is, once she hits 42wks the CNMs will induce her.  She doesn't want that and sees that it could lead to c-sec, etc.

 

Of course, she's tried all the classic DTD, nipple stim, walking, etc.  What else could she possibly do to help encourage her body?  with my son I did rounds of black/blue cohosh.  She hasn't taken any herbs yet.  Any resources that you can share?

 

TIA!

 

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sunpath - I suppose if we knew, we wouldn't be here, right?  Really, I guess herbs or membrane sweeping would be the next thing, but I don't know much myself about either.

 

sonrisa - maybe I should try some of that meditation.  I am definitely testimony to the fact that walking doesn't work!

 

Going to a birthday party this morning for a little 3 year old, and can't help thinking it'd be nice if this was my baby's birthday instead.  I had hoped not to make it to my Thursday appointment, but that's looking quite unlikely at this point.  Oh well.  I won't be home for Christmas, but maybe baby will show up by then.

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mckittre - I guess I meant, what have you been trying or have you read about recently.  I don't want to give her outdated info and I figured you ladies would be the most up to date since you are right there in the thick of it!

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today is 40.6 for me. I guess I honestly thought I would have a baby by now but should have known better - I've gone 41.2 and 42.4 (i think) I really wanted to have a baby before Christmas - sorry to whine, but seriously.... the moon should have done SOMETHING!!!!

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Yep, it seems that my baby is switching from posterior to anterior too. My DS1 was posterior when he was induced, so I am wondering if my babies like to be posterior too. Right now, I have homework--hands and knees 15 mins a couple times a day to encourage him to get locked and loaded in the right position :) Hopefully if he gets into an optimal position that will encourage my body to get going too.

 

I'm 40+5 today. New strategy is to schedule something to look forward to every couple days to keep my sanity in check. I have henna scheduled for tomorrow (yours is soooo cute, and I had been wanting to do mine for awhile, but now I am glad I waited since I can use it as a treat now). I am thinking maybe a pedi early next week. This next week may get a little expensive LOL Does anyone have a specific cutoff? I, personally, am not comfortable going past 42 weeks, so next week around this time, my midwives and I will start the at home induction process if I have not had the baby. I would really, really prefer to go naturally, so fingers crossed I don't make it to next Wednesday! My MWs also start doing BPP at 41 weeks, which is Friday for me. I went ahead and delayed until at least Monday, hoping he'll come by this weekend. I would really rather not get one at all...he's so active I really don't feel it's necessary and I had to get a couple extra u/s that I wasn't expecting, so I would rather just not...considering declining going in on Monday, but we'll see

 

Sonrisa, I hope it's the start of something!

 

Coraljean, many LVs to you! Best of luck...I hope you are holding your baby very soon

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40+1 and baby is even lower, I didn't think that was possible!  My MW had a hard time feeling the head it's so low!  We're pretty sure baby is in a weird posterior position now.  My first was a posterior/back labor, but turned in the birth canal (that was not good).  My second was nicely anterior until my water broke at the end of labor and he dropped into my pelvis, turned posterior and birthed that way.  I just have posterior babies, something about my pelvis I guess.  I would LOVE to have a nicely positioned baby, I'm not sure I'd even believe I was having a baby in that case!  I'm not looking forward to another back labor, but I know I can do it and I'm lucky that they don't follow the typical pattern.  They are pretty fast with quick pushing too, but man is it intense!!  Sooo, yeah I'm trying to work through that and get to the place of accepting and welcoming birth!!  Everything else is good.

 

Melek, that would mess with me to have had a baby so much earlier and then to go late!  I hope your baby is here before Christmas!  How nice to be getting a break!!  I really want to send my kids off somewhere!  All they do these days is yell, backtalk, and make messes!  Well maybe not, but that's what it feels like!  :)

 

Yay for bebegim!!!!

 

mckittre, I hope it's soon for you!!!

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I have no idea whether my baby will be posterior or anterior, because he/she is sideways.  So was my son.  Back on right side, limbs on the other (my son was opposite).  Do they really turn face up or face down enough before birth that you can tell?

 

Cutoff - I'm probably going to use the 42 week cutoff if it comes to that.  Though I have mixed feelings.  42 weeks is what they'll push me to do anyway, so it's kind of just going with the flow.  However, 42 weeks is Dec 31st for me.  And as much as I don't want to think this way, we're a bit broke at the moment, and I could really use that extra $ from the tax break and the AK permanent fund if baby is born this year.  Hard not to let thousands of dollars sway me at all.  Is that terrible?  I'm hoping baby comes on their own so I don't have to think about it!

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If you're terrible, then so am I because that is definitely a consideration for me. hide.gif I paid for this baby all this year and would love to declare him on taxes. Also, it's a mental thing for me. 1/1/11 would be a very cool birthday, but I have had it in my head that he was a 2010 baby since we were TTC him for 5 months...I got in right under the radar and I would like to have him in 2010. I'm hoping 2 days is long enough for the induction :)

 

 

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I have no idea whether my baby will be posterior or anterior, because he/she is sideways.  So was my son.  Back on right side, limbs on the other (my son was opposite).  Do they really turn face up or face down enough before birth that you can tell?

 

Cutoff - I'm probably going to use the 42 week cutoff if it comes to that.  Though I have mixed feelings.  42 weeks is what they'll push me to do anyway, so it's kind of just going with the flow.  However, 42 weeks is Dec 31st for me.  And as much as I don't want to think this way, we're a bit broke at the moment, and I could really use that extra $ from the tax break and the AK permanent fund if baby is born this year.  Hard not to let thousands of dollars sway me at all.  Is that terrible?  I'm hoping baby comes on their own so I don't have to think about it!

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I've been referring to this baby as "Tax Deduction" since I found out about him or her! I thought, "Since I'm due on December 11, I'll definitely get the 2010 deduction." Wouldn't it just be ironic if I went to January 1?

 

I am 41w5d today. NOT enjoying this much anymore. 

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Sending labour vibes to all of you...hope things get rolling for everyone in 2010!!!

 

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 And as much as I don't want to think this way, we're a bit broke at the moment, and I could really use that extra $ from the tax break and the AK permanent fund if baby is born this year.  Hard not to let thousands of dollars sway me at all.  Is that terrible?  I'm hoping baby comes on their own so I don't have to think about it!


I'm an accountant, so yes, I want her to pick her birthday but please make it before January 1st!  41+4 here and still waiting.  I find I don't care as much about when she comes now that she's missed solstice.  We were even thinking about naming her Solstice if she was born that day.  I'm tired from not sleeping, but other than that feeling no worse for being so pregnant.

 

Hope it's soon for all of us!

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It's my daily post on the overdue thread! 

 

41w6d and zoooooooooomg am I going to be pregnant forever? Feels like it! 

 

My mom is here -- she arrived at 40w4d thinking she'd meet the baby, or maybe even get to attend my birth. Planned on staying for four days. Meanwhile, she has decided to stay til the baby is born, for which I'm grateful yet we're definitely getting on each other's nerves a bit. 

 

I hope I never post in this thread again!

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Think labor is starting for me.

 

DoomaYula-my mom flew in for my first and almost missed the birth because I was so late, but in the 3 weeks we waited we drove each other crazy.  Big hugs! 

 

Labor vibes for all of us!!

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i  did not want to open this post till i was over due

well one day over due

and no sign of labor

 

wander who is going to have christmas baby here

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One day overdue, as well!

 

Hoping our little tax deduction makes it out in a timely manner. orngtongue.gif

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CSS - good luck!  I love to see people dropping out of this thread. Hope I'm next!

 

DoomaYula  - 41.6 sounds so hard - I hope you don't come back here either.  I specifically forbid out of town relatives from coming for either birth - I feel like enough of a watched pot as it is.

 

41 weeks today.  I have to start going for NSTs and ultrasounds if I make it to Monday, so I'm really hoping for this weekend - Christmas or not.  Sex and walking are doing nothing for me.  Nor is nipple stimulation (I have a nursing toddler).  I'm trying not to lose faith in my body, but it's getting harder every day.

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Me too :( I have never actually been in labor (with my failed induction), so I have to fight this niggling thought that my body just doesn't know what to do. Which, I know in my head is ridiculous, but my heart is another thing. I have contractions pretty much every night for a couple hours...but they are never timeable or regular even though they seem to pick up in frequency. My MWs also start BPP at 41 weeks (which I am today as well), but I declined until at least Monday, and am thinking about declining completely. Next Wednesday we start the at home induction process anyway, and I do kick counts and he's very active, so I just don't think I need more sonograms. Sigh. We'll see though. 

 

Anyone else's appetite in the gutter? I have to force myself to eat and it is really hard to be sure I am getting adequate nutrition and calories, especially when there's probably about 9 lbs of baby taking up space in there.

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CSS - good luck!  I love to see people dropping out of this thread. Hope I'm next!

 

DoomaYula  - 41.6 sounds so hard - I hope you don't come back here either.  I specifically forbid out of town relatives from coming for either birth - I feel like enough of a watched pot as it is.

 

41 weeks today.  I have to start going for NSTs and ultrasounds if I make it to Monday, so I'm really hoping for this weekend - Christmas or not.  Sex and walking are doing nothing for me.  Nor is nipple stimulation (I have a nursing toddler).  I'm trying not to lose faith in my body, but it's getting harder every day.

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Lawmamma - first off...beautiful henna on your belly! It's so round and full. I love it!!!!  My appetite is out the window too, if dd didn't remind me it was lunchtime, I doubt we'd eat it ever. I only seem hungry when there is food directly in front of me. Dp brought a huge bag of samosa's home from a lady that he works with who makes them and I just keep snacking on them...I could be doing so much better. Thank goodness for our morning smoothie routine or I'd be missing some serious protein!

 

I am also one day overdue as of today...and also keep having contrxns that last a few hours each night...and then this morning I went to see the chiro to help flip the baby anterior and felt certain I was going into labour on my drive home...even called dp home from work (not that he minded) and then got some sad news (unrelated) and all labour signs stopped. Now we're just hanging out and hoping that things kick back on again!

 

I was seriously hoping to not have a christmas baby...but think I'd be fine with it now...I'm just soooo ready!

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