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post #41 of 54

owlgirl, yes i have a super low baby too.  the wierd thing is that i don't have the bowling ball feeling, it's low enough that i should!  i do have a hard time doing much walking, i get loads of contractions, sciatica acts up, feet swell and ache, side cramps, etc.  Maybe that has something to do with the low head compressing things in my pelivs....  Have fun with your mw!!

post #42 of 54

39 wks 5 days here! I definitely thought I'd have this baby last night. I started having contractions about 10 minutes apart for 2 hours.....but then they just tapered. With my first that never happened, so I thought we were going for it!

Has anyone else had something like that happen? I'm exhausted, didn't sleep much. DS #1 went to the babysitter so I can rest. I have my 40 wk appointment today :)

post #43 of 54

Yes, colleentara, I've had tons of that for the past few weeks. It sucks! I never had it with my first- she was born after a very fast labor with NO previous contractions. Prodromal labor is tiring and frustrating hug.gif

post #44 of 54
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 Do any of you notice periodic waves of anxiety of what's to come?? It is kinda like knowing you are going skydiving but not sure when you have to jump. I don't normally run anxiety but it is a powerful feeling for sure!! I breathe and try to ground and it passes but interesting. The biggest change of my life awaits...

 

 


I feel that way sometimes and I am having my second.  I worry about changing our dynamics and how my oldest will deal.  But, honestly, I do know it will be ok and we will figure it out.  I used to be such a control freak and having DS changed all that.  I learned to just go with things and trust they will be ok.

 

I am a LLL Leader and I have heard several mom say they worry that their lives will never be the same.  I tell them, well honestly, it won't be.  But, what it is replaced with can be so much better.  I could never imagine the amount of love I feel for my son, and I can't wait to feel my heart open up even more to love another child.  It really is amazing!

post #45 of 54

I'm 41 weeks, and beginning to despair that I will ever go into labor.  My midwife offered to strip my membranes yesterday, and I declined.  What was I thinking?!  I've had the most horrible cough/ cold for the past two weeks, its almost gone, but lingering in my lungs.  I'm so afraid that its going to turn into something even nastier.  I just want to meet my baby.  :-(  This is the longest I've ever been pregnant, and it just feels so hard.  I feel extremely emotional, and cry over every little thing, it seems like.  I'm super fatigued from (I assume) being sick and 40+ weeks pregnant.  The only thing that helps is laying in bed and listening to my hypnobirthing tracks.  Trying so hard to trust this process. 

post #46 of 54
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I'm 41 weeks, and beginning to despair that I will ever go into labor.  My midwife offered to strip my membranes yesterday, and I declined.  What was I thinking?!  I've had the most horrible cough/ cold for the past two weeks, its almost gone, but lingering in my lungs.  I'm so afraid that its going to turn into something even nastier.  I just want to meet my baby.  :-(  This is the longest I've ever been pregnant, and it just feels so hard.  I feel extremely emotional, and cry over every little thing, it seems like.  I'm super fatigued from (I assume) being sick and 40+ weeks pregnant.  The only thing that helps is laying in bed and listening to my hypnobirthing tracks.  Trying so hard to trust this process. 


I'm despairing, too. greensad.gif 41 weeks according to the ultrasound, which i'm starting to regret getting because I'm 40 weeks according to LMP but because the US was before 20 weeks they say it's accurate. I've been listening to hypnobabies to pass the time, too, but I keep falling asleep! Being sick on top of everything else must be hard! I'm feeling weepy too and I'm seeing the MW on Friday, I assume she'll want to strip membranes but my cervix is really posterior so she can barely even reach it. SIGH!!! I want to trust the process but I'm getting scared of what will happen if we pass all the deadlines. The MWs have to consult with doctors at 41 weeks so friday morning I have to get another ultrasound etc.... it's stressing me out. Hope everyone else is doing ok and sending everyone here baby-soon vibes!!!!!!!!!!
 

post #47 of 54

I am 39w 3d and feeling very blessed, hormonal, irritable, tired, excited.......  Whoo, so full of feelings!!  I am so looking forward to this birth and postpartum, I am excited for the amount of support I will have this time verses with my 2 older kids.  I have really good friends, I have a mom that is mostly retired, I have a sister that is still on her maternity leave (so she can just come hang out), it will be the holidays so DH can be around more.....  I have a good friend coming over today.  I haven't seen her in a long time, but she's a kindred spirit and I'm thrilled to be exposed to her vibes today.  I'm also getting a massage tonight for the 1st time this pregnancy and I'm really looking forward to that!  At the same time, I'm wanting to curl up in bed, needing to clean, have kids that want to play outside in the snow (which I hate) and need to shovel the walk for said friend's visit.  I really don't want to go shovel snow!  I just want to get past this weekend when my DH will out of town.  Okay, thanks for letting me ramble. 

post #48 of 54

39 weeks today...feeling just as you described Sarah...it's hard to have all those feelings coupled into one package.

 

We are bombarded with snow here and the highway from where our midwives live to us has been closed for 3 days. I'm really hoping it opens at some point today...it really worries me if I go into labour because it would mean I'd have to go to the hospital or UC...neither of which i am comfortable with. The hospital near us is intervention happy and they wouldn't even have access to my chart. 

 

crossing my fingers that this bean holds out until the snow disipates a little. 

 

but at the same time, pretty excited that it seems i've been losing my mucous plug, have had family and friends visiting often and enjoying some wonderful time with dd while she is home from school. We have been sewing and knitting like crazy...with a bit of baking in the mix each day. 

 

still working on a GBS +ve decision to make about abx...and my naturopath is not getting back to me on it. Also working on decisions on pitocin for 3rd stage management and vitamin k. 

 

 

but other than all that...I feel pretty ready to go. I am so excited to hold our baby in my arms. 

 

post #49 of 54

I haven't posted much here. I'm 39w tomorrow. I think I was in denial for a long time! On one hand I'm terrified of the labor pain and on the other hand I'm ready and hoping this baby will come out earlier than due date. We're planning another uc birth. I do have a very sweet midwife friend that I may call..I guess it'll depend on how things are going. My dh has been so supportive. He has been really amazing this pregnancy. This might be our last little one.

post #50 of 54

Here I am again, another great night's sleep, had an exam last night 3-4cm, 85% effaced and still minus one station, baby has flipped and is now LOA. No UCs that are regular. I think we are just gonna wait a few more days.....maybe baby does wanna be born on the full moon/eclipse/solstice? Been having full fun days with midwife here, lots of walking, talking, sleeping, eating, hydrating. I too feel very blessed for this time. Still so curious to experience labor and the sensation of needing to push. I really hope I can not freak out during the intensity of all of it. Sigh.....anyway, holding you all in my thoughts, sending good wishes out there!! Anytime now.....

 

Thank you Climbergirl for your response, you are correct and I am excited to experience that!

Northcountyrmama, good luck with your decisions in terms of ax, vit.k and pitocin. I personallly would pass on all three, being a L&D RN and all, but it is a personal decision and good luck to you.

post #51 of 54

 thanks owlgirl...they are tough decisions to make but I know the answers will come to me and be what I/baby need. i have a feeling I won't do any of them but have reasons for wanting to think that through...I have an inherently low platelet count so both the pitocin in the 3rd stage and the vit K have some appeal...being at home and preventing hemorage is top on my thinking list.

and you'll be great...labour is an amazing process, how wonderful having seen so many births, to now experience your own!joy.gif

 

LilMamiBella - try not to be terrified of the pain...try to trust that it doesn't have to be terrifying but the sensations are simply aiding the process.  Have you done UC with all of your babies?  Nice that you have a midwife friend to call upon if needed.

post #52 of 54

I woke up this morning thinking "Today is the day."  Had some nice contractions, and thought how odd it would be to labor during the day.  Nothing much happening for me except coughing and cranky kids though.  It can't be too much longer.

post #53 of 54

laurata, I was thinking the same thing this morning when I went downstairs to make myself some fresh-squeezed orange juice. It is super cold here, but bright and sunny, and it felt really strange to me to think about laboring in broad daylight, with all the world awake and going about their daily business.

 

Today's my EDD by ultrasound and I was really hoping something would happen. I haven't had any of the obvious signs (mucous plug, non-BH ctx) though I had a tough time getting to sleep last night and woke up in even more pelvic pain than usual (which is saying something since I've had SPD for months). My pubic bone feels like it is throbbing and bruised and swollen, even when lying down and not moving.

post #54 of 54

I'll be 40 weeks tomorrow.  And I'm definitely getting more and more uncomfortable.  Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to translate into actually going into labor.  Instead, I think I may have an UTI.  And a cough I've picked up from my son, who's had it well over a week now.  And we never get sick!  So it's frustrating, and I'm getting sick of being pregnant, despite trying ot be zen about it all. 

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