As someone who has gone to 42+1 with both of my babies I am not getting my hopes up! Just excited that my body is getting ready and before I know it I will be holding my baby. We will all be holding our babies!!!!
My first labor was by the book, started in with contractions, got bloody show, started having super loose bowel movements and the whole time i was so excited!!!! fast foward to 5th pregnancy and i have had BH practically the whole pregnancy, mucus all the time, i've tended to be very effaced and dialated without labor starting and having midwives freakout on me so i wont even have an internal check because i am probably wide open but still wont have the baby for a month. oh and i have loose BMs but i also have been taking prune juice so i am not blocked up so i cant count on that. my body definately feels ready but i have so much still to do that i will be happy to wait until feb. It does make me so excited that some are having very soon signs!!!
So cool and exciting reading about everyone! I swear each new thing my body does, I'm like OMG is this it?? hehe I thought it was because this is my first and I don't know what my body will do. But it's weird getting stretchy or sharp pains here and there, or sudden crampy feelings, a bit of loose stools. That's all I've got going on now. Will be 37 weeks in 3 more days. And very excited about meeting my baby! I'm so excited for all of us. Can't wait to read the birth stories!!!
Ive been having looser bms for the last few days and thought it might be a sign but then both girls and my husband started getting them too so Im thinking the stomach bug is making its way around again. Im about to get some heavy duty cleaner and scrub the house again to try to rid us of the germs but I don't think it will help. Theres something about living in the "towers" (that is what they call the apartment buildings like what we live in since they are 9 stories and ugly as sin) that spreads illnesses around. Im thinking its because it is a closed ventilation system so we share everything..
I keep hoping to get signs that labor is soon though. Im between 38-39 weeks so Im about ready to get this show on the road, if anything my husband is driving me nuts with the constant "Do you think the time is soon" questions.
Okimom, my dh is driving me crazy, too! He keeps asking me if I think we should change this or that plan or cancel appointments or whatever. It's too much pressure! I don't want to be the one to completely rearrange our day to day plans to sit around staring at each other when the contractions fizzle. It's annoying! We're supposed to have painters come tomorrow and he's asking me if we should cancel. At this point, I'm happy to have the painters finish the %*$& house and I'll just close the bedroom door to give birth!
Luckily hes not canceling plans although his boss (his boss's wife is watching the girls for us when I'm in labor) is putting in days that he doesn't want me to go into labor. I guess there is a big fight on the 6th and he wants to have friends over to drink, his wife told him if the girls are there no drinking (we don't drink for religious reasons so his wife doesn't want the alcohol around the girls and for me to worry) so he told DH to tell me PLEASE NOT THE 6th!!.. haha Superbowl is the 7th (we are a day ahead over here so 7th here is Sunday there) so DH keeps telling me if I go into labor then can I have the baby before the game starts so he can still watch it.. Sure, Ill pencil that one right in..
My doctor was funny though yesterday and told me she was on call on Sunday so if I just wanted to have the baby Sunday night she would be there to deliver it. I told her that was to close to my biggest daughter's birthday. My next appointment is the 4th and Ill be either 40+3 or 39+5 depending on the date you go by so they want to set up an induction date at that time. I told DH when we get that date hes totally welcome to put it in his calendar and cancel everything the next few weeks after.
I too have been having bh since Thursday and since i had my gbs test yesterday i had my mw check and I am a 2.5/3 not that means much but I guess my body is gearing up I don't feel i could mentally handle these bh for 3 more weeks. I need to make it until sunday plans baby showers dh plans ect.. but next week i am so doing pressure point, and going for a walk or two