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post #81 of 191

Yeah, the hospital for a session of monitoring and U/S, to get a biophysical profile. Not birth. Although when I start stressing out about it I imagine them pressurising me to be hospitalised and induced.

 

Which they will have to give me a very good reason for. As soon as I re-realised that I still choose, and I will base my decisions on medical information specific to mine and our babies health, not protocol, I calmed down - a LOT. I hate getting into confrontations - but I think I have the skills to make sure that I do not get unnecessary interventions without pissing anyone off.

 

And we could go into labour before Sunday morning. 

 

Reading the Informed Choice section in Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering really helped me focus again.

post #82 of 191

 Still here. For the last 4 days I have been having light contractions that pick up a little at night, and go away in the morning. Last night they got the strongest they have been, I had to start breathing through them, they were coming every few minutes, I was sure this was it. This morning they have died back down. Midwives are coming at 10:00 to do a check up. I am 41+2, and I don't know/if when I would have to do monitoring. I hope I have the baby before I have to consider. I understand not wanting to have to see a doctor, I certainly don't want to either, especially as a vbac. I keep feeling like it's got to be soon. At least DH is feeling better, but I am so grumpy, feeling like labor is never really going to start, and worrying if it keeps up like this I may not have the stamina I need.

post #83 of 191

Well, I'm "due" today, so I suppose I can officially join you guys now.  I suppose it's not impossible that I'll have a baby in the 12 hours or so remaining, but I have exactly zero signs of labor, so it's quite doubtful. 

 

My son was born spontaneously at 40+4, and I've been hopeful that this baby will be the same or earlier.  It seems like everyone I know in real life says "Oh, my first one was the late one, and the second was right on time!"  So it's hard not to be more impatient this time.  Especially since my whole family has to wait in a different town for the baby to show up (no midwives/medical facilities in my tiny rural AK town), and the thought of potentially being here for the holidays is a little depressing. 

 

I have an appointment today, and am considering letting them check me/sweep membranes, but I don't think I will.  I might be impatient, but am feeling pretty good and would rather trust baby than fret about my calendar. 

post #84 of 191

I was due Wednesday, and still pregnant. two days doesn't seem like much, but this is my ninth and I'm tired of the jokes about her just 'falling out'. Anyway, I had really hoped she would be early, or even ON her due date. At this point I'll be thankful to have her by Christmas. I also have been having some contractions late at night, that kind of die away in the morning. And the discomfort is incredible. 

 

post #85 of 191

Well, I thought my water broke last night - but there is no evidence of that now greensad.gif

 

I hate to whine, but I am so frikking done with this already. Seriously. I have. had. enough.

post #86 of 191

I thought I was in labor last night. But, I fell asleep and woke up this morning baby-less. As soon as I got up, they kicked back up....So, fingers crossed....They are reallllly down low and not lasting very long (maybe 15-30 seconds) but they are coming pretty close together. I just need things to kick up a few notches.

post #87 of 191

I'm still here. A week past my EDD and counting... this is the longest I've ever been pregnant. My three previous pregnancies were 34w (induced for IUGR in twins), 40w, and 41w.

 

I saw my midwife and let her check me. I've been at 1.5/2cm for a few weeks now. Le sigh.

 

I'm getting really grouchy, although I don't have any actual physical complaints, thank goodness.

post #88 of 191

Coraljean, thanks for the support. And congrats to Tyrant! : ) Everyone else, hang in there! I am just fighting one day at a time here. I feel like it's a full time job just to get myself through the day and hope something happens at night.

post #89 of 191


 

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Originally Posted by mckittre View Post

Well, I'm "due" today, so I suppose I can officially join you guys now.  I suppose it's not impossible that I'll have a baby in the 12 hours or so remaining, but I have exactly zero signs of labor, so it's quite doubtful. 

 

My son was born spontaneously at 40+4, and I've been hopeful that this baby will be the same or earlier.  It seems like everyone I know in real life says "Oh, my first one was the late one, and the second was right on time!"  So it's hard not to be more impatient this time.  Especially since my whole family has to wait in a different town for the baby to show up (no midwives/medical facilities in my tiny rural AK town), and the thought of potentially being here for the holidays is a little depressing. 

 

I have an appointment today, and am considering letting them check me/sweep membranes, but I don't think I will.  I might be impatient, but am feeling pretty good and would rather trust baby than fret about my calendar. 



I'm from Alaska and had that with my first-I'm so sorry!  I went to Anc at 37 weeks and my son wasn't born until 41+6 and my mom who came up for the birth stayed in my room with me-worse time of my life!  (my mom is not a emotionally healthy person and my husband had to stay home to work).  My son did finally come on his own the day before they were going to induce.

 

So I'm 40+6 now and should join the thread.  I'm doing ok most of the time-did have one weepy day this week, but now I'm back to joking she'll be here some time in the next month.  Some contractions, but I know from experience those can come and go for weeks.  I'm not having any exams this time since they don't predict anything.  Not using any herbs other than RRL tea when I think about it-really just trying to let her pick her birthday (although I'm hoping for solstice just because that would be very cool). 

 

I'm my family is also passing around the head cold-I think mine is a sinus infection right now but it's getting better.  I'm hoping we'll all be healthy by the time birth happens-next week or month :)

post #90 of 191

CSS:  37 weeks to 41+6 would be awful!  I didn't end up over here for good until 38.5, so even if I stay all the way to 42, it won't be quite that long.  And I do have my husband and son with me.

 

Well I'm encouraged to see several folks that have posted recently on here have had their babies now.  At this point, I'm still hoping for solstice, because it's soon, and because it would be cool.  Watching the eclipse Monday night, then going to have a baby would be just about perfect.  But unfortunately, I doubt baby knows or cares about our solar or lunar calendar.

 

We do all have a lingering cough here, but I don't really care - it's not slowing me or the toddler down much, so I don't think it'll affect birth much.

post #91 of 191

My midwife has a client in labor -- who wasn't due for more than two weeks after me!

 

Whiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine.

 

I did have a tiny bit of bloody show this morning. It's my first sign that something -- anything! -- is happening with my body.

post #92 of 191

double post.

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post #94 of 191
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Originally Posted by coraljean View Post

Well, I will be 42 +4 in a couple of hours. At this point being pregnant just feels like a permanent condition. The acupuncture didn't really do anything for me. Really hoping this baby comes soon, because I don't think I can reasonably wait past 43 weeks!



Wow, I feel really guilty now complaining at 40+3 (not that I will stop, I will just do it in a softer voice orngbiggrin.gif)

post #95 of 191

porttack, how are you hanging in there?  I think it's extra hard waiting with your first!

 

CSS, I'm glad you're feeling pretty zen.  I'm really focusing on the baby choosing it's own birthday too.

 

mckitter, I hope you don't have to hang out waiting much longer and that you're able to get home for the holidays.

 

Dooma, anything come of that bloody show?  :)

 

CoralJean, that's rough!  I'm sorry you are having such a long pregnancy.  I hope you have a baby in your arms soon!!!!

 

Lawmama, I've been wondering where you were!!

 

Well, I'm 40 weeks today and doubt the baby arrives in the next 4 hours so I'm going to go a head and post.  I'm feeling pretty good.  I get short tempered and am having a heck of a time keeping my sacrum in place and dealing with nausea almost every evening again.  I am not exercising at all these days.  Just walking through the store sets off the contractions and side cramps, my sciatica likes to act up then as well.  Hmmm, I say I'm doing well and I'm feeling pretty zen, but it's hard to say why when I see that list of complaints! :)  MY previous babies were both born on the Friday morning after their due date, 40+2 and 40+5.  So.....if this one follows suit, it will be a Christmas Eve baby born at 40+4.  We'll see!

post #96 of 191

I have been a total grouch, Sarah! I didn't want to bring the debbie downer to the DDC (and also, I usually log on from my blackberry and this new format constantly makes it crash which is so annoying), so I have been kind of quiet. I folded and sent DS1 to visit the grandparents for the week. He may come back Sunday, or I may ask them to keep him until the baby is born. I half want him at the birth and half prefer he not be there--this is an HBAC and in case of transfer, we don't really have anyone to watch him, so one of my MWs would have to stay with him and miss the birth. And I have been sooo tired and pretty worthless lately that I thought he would have a lot more fun with people who have energy, and he is! He loves visiting and while I miss him, I know this is best for now. I was really hoping to go into labor tonight with the full moon, solstice AND lunar eclipse, but no dice yet. Mild cx, nothing too painful and definitely not timeable, mild back pain but they may be from my soft mattress (and this is how my nights have been for awhile, so nothing new). Hubby is snoring SO loudly, it's driving me crazy! He is on the couch and I am in the bedroom with my ears plugged watching tv and trying not to feel too sorry for myself.

 

I don't know if you guys remember bebegim from our DDC. She was more active in the beginning of the DDC and then kind of quieted down. I just wanted to share that she got her HBAC. Baby boy was born on 12/17 (two weeks past her DD, on my DD lol). 10lb2oz! I am so proud of her and she is giving me great inspiration for my own HBAC.

 

DoomaYula--that is my worst nightmare. I told my MWs to not even tell me if a January mom has her baby soon. Seriously.

 

Coraljean--tons of LVs your way. Are you going to try anything else in the next couple days? I did acupuncture a week or two ago, but it was mostly to keep my blood pressure, which has been rising, down. My MWs have someone they recommend, but she's really expensive and we didn't really budget for it (but I will make room if I get desperate LOL)


Sarah--Wow, I hope you go this week! I told this little guy that he is allowed to come on any day except Jesus' birthday or the eve of his birth LOL So, I'm hoping he comes before Thursday. It is weird b/c I have never been pregnant this long. I had my DS just shy of 39 weeks. Of course, I do NOT want to repeat his birth experience, so I am trying to be patient, but I am still whiny and feeling sorry for myself lol My mom never went overdue, so I was hoping that would be me too, but my MWs said often VBACs go a little later and looks like they were right. Pooh! lol

 

post #97 of 191

coraljean - that's rough!  I don't feel like I have anything to complain about now, even though it's not stopping me.

 

40+4 today.  And since my son was born at 40+4, this second kid is now officially later than my first.  I know it's not super late, but I really wish I hadn't listened to everyone who said that second children are never the late ones (just the first).  I guess the full moon and solstice didn't do anything for me. :(   But I did stay up to watch the lunar eclipse, which means my son's 6AM waking up tantrum was even more fun than usual.  And I'll probably be stuck here for Christmas as well. 

 

OK, vent over.  I really want to be relaxed about this and welcome baby whenever he/she comes.  No matter what, it really is soon now!

 

post #98 of 191

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!!!

post #99 of 191

As of today, I am 41w3d. This is BY FAR the longest pregnancy I've ever had. With my last one -- my longest til now -- my water broke at 40w5d.

 

Is anyone else who's reaaaaaaaaaaaaallly past their edd finding that it's incredibly difficult, psychologically? I cry all_the_time. This pregnancy has been so lovely physically, but I'm a total emotional wreck right now. I can't sleep. I feel on the verge of crying 24/7. I can't even talk to my friends. 

post #100 of 191

Not overdue yet but just feeling anxious...39+6 today. Dd was 2 days early and I so thought this one was going to follow the same pattern and come yesterday (on top of all the energy in the air from the solstice/moon/eclipse)...alas. I know I shouldn't be anxious, and I don't mean to make anyone feel badly who is overdue.

 

I'm in the same place...my body likes posterior babies....

I see an osteopath and she indicated that my uterus is tilted anteriorly so there is very little I can do to turn the baby...but that doesn't keep me from trying. I've been doing all sorts of yoga postures to get baby to roll over but as soon as I find myself at all reclined it's like gravity takes over and back to posterior s/he flips!
 

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Originally Posted by sarahn4639 View Post

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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