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How's everyone doing?

 

I thought last night was promising...painful, regular contractions that seemed to hurt in my cervix more than normal.  But in the end, I guess it was just the big plate of (vegan) shepherds pie I ate and the literally pound of broccoli I had as well.  Looking back, that's kind of not the meal one should probably eat right before going into labor.  LOL.

 

I'm wondering if I'll let my midwife strip my membranes today.  I'm on the fence.  I might not even be dilated enough to do it at all.  Ugh.

She might offer to check, considering the next time I'll see her I think I'll be almost 42 weeks.

My husband is off Saturday-Wednesday of next week, so this weekend is GREAT for birthing.

I seem to have a really sturdy cervix so not sure if it will work (I had it done twice before getting induced with my first -i had high BP - and it didn't do anything except hurt).

 

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Good luck Michelle!  We seem to have a lot of weekend babies in this DDC - hopefully this weekend will be you!  (And me!)

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weekend babies are a pretty regular thing in a non-induced state because people tend to be more relaxed on the weekend.

 

I know for me it's easier for my hubby to take off then so I'm thinking Friday. Recently he's been working 7 days a week for 12+ hours many days so I'm ready for him to be home! Also Friday is a full moon, and there looks to be a pressure change on the radar (rain this weekend with thunderstorms on Sunday) so I'm betting I don't make it past this weekend!

 

Good luck to all and peaceful loving thoughts. 

I'm relieved I didn't go into labor last night as my house is a WRECK, cleaning it today and figuring out where I could ship my kids away to so that I have a half a chance of keeping it clean.

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weekend babies are a pretty regular thing in a non-induced state because people tend to be more relaxed on the weekend.

 

I know for me it's easier for my hubby to take off then so I'm thinking Friday. Recently he's been working 7 days a week for 12+ hours many days so I'm ready for him to be home! Also Friday is a full moon, and there looks to be a pressure change on the radar (rain this weekend with thunderstorms on Sunday) so I'm betting I don't make it past this weekend!

 

Good luck to all and peaceful loving thoughts. 

I'm relieved I didn't go into labor last night as my house is a WRECK, cleaning it today and figuring out where I could ship my kids away to so that I have a half a chance of keeping it clean.


  I think a weekend baby is most likely for us too, I work Monday-Friday and I can't imagine being relaxed enough during the week to actually go into labor.

 

 It is warm today! We're supposed to hit 40 degrees, nearly unheard of for us for February! I'm 39 weeks today and we're headed to visit the midwife this evening.  

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39 weeks today. Nothing going on. My hips were killing me all night long! 

 

Planning my ds 2nd b-day party for Saturday... but it's nothing big and I would totally be fine with post-poning for labor....

 

Speaking of kids, mine are driving me CRAZY! I can definitely sympathize with those of you with little ones. Trying to keep up with the demands of a 2 yr old and a 4 yr old is hard. And the 2 yr old is apparently beginning the terrible two's right on time!

 

On top of everything else, I am so hormonal I can hardly stand myself. DH took me to dinner on V-day and we had a nice time. Then we decided to go to another place for dessert. He is a high school choir teacher and one of his senior students worked there. She's the captain of his show choir, and I can see why. She has a gorgeous body- flat tummy, big perky boobs, long legs... ugh. She was all happy and flirty with DH and it made me cry. I started bawling at the table. It was horrible, especially since I knew how ridiculous I was being. I just felt so huge and awkward and ... not young (I am only 30, so that's silly). DH was good about it. He knows it's just hormones since that's not like me at all. 

 

*sigh* This will all be over soon. Even worst-case scenario, I will have the baby within a few weeks, and I can handle anything for a few weeks.

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Yikes, that sounds cold... I'm relieved we got some warm weather- it's 71*F here and we're about to head out the the park to run around and play.

 

Big hugs to you Corrie, I can totally relate. My kids have been driving me nuts hence I'm getting them out of the house every time weather permits! They are much more tolerable running around a park than running around the house!

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Good luck Michelle!  We seem to have a lot of weekend babies in this DDC - hopefully this weekend will be you!  (And me!)



And me! Let's have another round of a whole bunch of births!!! My "other" due date is today, the one by (unreliable, irregular) cycle dates, the 13th was the one by ultrasound. I've been having a feeling for a while that it would be on the 18th. Who knows?!?! I don't really want to go to my next midwife appt (next Tuesday) and I really don't want to go to the hospital for the NST and all that (next Wednesday). But at the same time I know baby will come when he's supposed to, and to be honest I'm not all that anxious to get him out yet! I feel pretty good overall, tired, but not too uncomfortable. DH is off work now til the 28th so he's helping quite a bit with the kids.

 

Also today I had a little crying spell over the fact that I won't ever be pregnant anymore. It's not that I'm going to want more kids, I think 3 will be good for me (we were just about ready to have the vasectomy after the first 2 when I got pregnant with this one) but just that I will have to grieve my forever empty belly :( I will let myself feel sad about that but I just hope it doesn't take away from enjoying the new baby once he arrives. I'm trying to look on the bright side- being more active, having more energy, getting back into my clothes & maybe buying new ones but I still think I should allow a bit of time to grieve my child bearing times.

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Not 100% (what is?!)  but *thinking* that tonight might be it?  After two days of 10 minute painful contractions I'm down to five.  Had an adjustment with the chiro and midwife says I'm 5, 80% and bulging waters.  That was this morning.  After we drop the kids I'll make the call to the midwife to meet us or just go home.  We shall see!

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Not 100% (what is?!)  but *thinking* that tonight might be it?  After two days of 10 minute painful contractions I'm down to five.  Had an adjustment with the chiro and midwife says I'm 5, 80% and bulging waters.  That was this morning.  After we drop the kids I'll make the call to the midwife to meet us or just go home.  We shall see!


Good Luck! I hope tonight is your night.

 

 

I wish my little man would hurry up. but I have a feeling this kid is holding out for the full moon....

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I had my NST and US today.  The baby totally failed the first NST because the heart rate was crazy high and would not settle down.  I think because the baby was moving around the entire time and they had me laying almost flat which again caused me to panic with a feeling of not being able to breathe.

So I had the US and appt, my MW said I was 1cm but it was better than Saturday (softer but still higher).  BP was low and I lost 1 pound.  How nice. 

Baby was great on the US, everything healthy which is a relief. 

Back to the hospital for another NST and this time passed with flying colors.

 

I'm exhausted after all the running around today.

41w2d tomorrow.  We discussed maybe using cervadil to induce next week (42 weeks).  Not sure how I feel about that.  She couldn't even strip my membranes if I wanted to today since I'm not ready enough. 

 

Hope everyone else is hanging in there - I'm exhausted, must go lay in bed like beached whale....

post #91 of 268

good luck Eleanor! 

 

Michelle- did you ask your midwife about the baby's position? Remind me- how long were your other pregnancies?

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Hi, My midwife said the baby was posterior.  but head down and low.  She didn't seem super concerned because she said I have a lot of fluid and room for the baby to move around in.

My last son was born at 40w6d, quick labor wasn't induced at all (I was taking EPO but that's it).

 

My first I was induced by ab OB at 39 weeks ish because she insisted I had high BP (I did have a high reading in her office but I think I should have waited it out, I was inexperienced and she scared the crap out of me).  The baby was clearly NOT ready to be born, the induction took forever and it was kind of horrific. 

 

So I think that yes, maybe my kids need to hang out longer...trying to be patient.

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@finnegansmom Glad that the US looked good! From what I understand position can make a difference in delay. Have you looked at spinningbabies for tips on turning your LO. Might make a difference.

 

My ultrasound was moved to yesterday. The tech I had was not only quiet but actually a little rude. She turned the screen away from me so I couldn't see and literally wouldn't answer any question I asked. I know that they aren't doctors but I dunno a worried mama deserves some kind of "yes everything looks good". Anyhow the one thing that she did tell me as I was about to leave was that my baby is measuring at 10 lbs 9 ounces. Which I know to take with a grain of salt as these ultrasounds tend to be in accurate when it comes to weight at this point. BUT geez. At 40+2 I 10.9 what is 42 weeks going to be. At another point she said when can you seeing your doctor next? No other information. I haven't heard from my midwife yet so I am hoping no news is good news but golly I am having a hard time relaxing. I didn't even get one little peek at my baby. When I asked she said she couldn't let me look. 

 

Sending love and vibes to all those still waiting. Looks like we are down at least one with the birth of baby Silas! Here is hoping for some Thursday babiessmile.gif

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39 week appointment as last night , my blood pressure is a bit higher than it has been, but everything is still good... Baby is still in a good position and is mostly engaged, we're all just waiting now! She says she has had a birth the last 4 Fridays, so I'm hoping we can make it 5! If I'm still pregnant next week we'll talk about possibly doing an internal exam to see how things are progressing.

 

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Yes! We have a full moon on our side as well. Hoping for you Lytera!

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Upnorth, I wouldn't even think twice about the US in terms of size.

I measured 45 weeks at my 40 week appt and had an US yesterday and the tech wouldn't take any measurments at all - she said they would be so far off (like 3#s in either direction) it's a waste of time.  I think your MW can palpate and get a feel at this point better than an US.  Although the tech not letting you see the screen is totally rude IMO.  It irks me when they act like they are "doing you a favor".  I think they forget that you are a customer and you are paying (or your insurance) is paying for the service.  My tech was rushed it seemed but she let me look at the screen and ask questions. 

 

Lyterae - My BP has been all over the place, usually low but I had a random HIGH reading.  Have them do it again.  I also found that sitting up is better for me.  They had almost laying flat on my back and I was literally at one point having an anxiety attach over not being able to breathe.  I changed positions and my BP was 97/60.  Also, DRINK WATER.  I'm saying that more to me, because I suck at stay hydrated but it does make a difference I think.  I hope the full moon is all of our times!  My husband has put in a request for Saturday morning, because that suits him.  And as an added incentive for me to "hold it in", he said if the baby comes saturday I can name it the name I want.  He's such a nerd. 

 

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And as an added incentive for me to "hold it in", he said if the baby comes saturday I can name it the name I want.  He's such a nerd. 

 

 

OMG!!! That's hilarious! I'm fine with my dh joking around about what times are better than others, but my dad is getting on my nerves. He, my stepmother, and my sister are our child care for our 4yo and 2yo, so I know it's hard NOT to know when they'll be needed, but seriously! I have ZERO control over this (if I did, believe me, the baby would be here). Just last night, my dad said something like, "I sure wish the baby would get here by Saturday." But then the other day he said, "I'm so glad the baby didn't come this morning, I really needed to be at work for a client meeting." GRRRRR.

 

I GET that there are more convenient times than others! I don't need to be reminded. At this point, at 9 days past my EDD, I don't care when this baby comes!!

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39 weeks and still here.  DS seems to be over his cold, but mine is just getting to the bad part.  I've booked highlights for today, possibly a pedicure for tomorrow and maternity photos (way behind the 8 ball there) for Saturday.  I'm hoping that having things to look forward to will help me deal until this baby decides he's ready. 

 

I can't wait to do the maternity photos.  I did them at 37 weeks with DS, but with all the moving and DH's travel we just haven't had time to do them.  So as much as I want to meet my baby, I would love it if he came after our photo session, so Saturday afternoon/evening would be perfect!  LOL.

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Laura - Right?  He's ridiculous.  It's because he's back in school right now, taking some courses for a different degree but will transfer in the fall for grad school.  He has an exam on Friday and he has a 4.0 (we are desperate for a scholarship) so he's kind of uptight about his grades.  LOL.  I totally understand but I let's face it...if I go into labor, there is much "holding in" I can do.

We had this conversation with my last when I NEEDED to get to the hospital at 2am before his parents showed up to watch our son.  "I don't understand why you can't wait?"  WTH.  This weekend would be great though, because he's off for 5 days straight because of the holiday.  I work from home but January and February are so slow, I hate to give up any work because we need the money.

 

LoveLife - I got a pedicure 2 weeks ago, thinking that was the last one.  Ugh, it's starting to chip again.  Will get another one this weekend I guess....I think they will run for the hills when an almost 42 week pregnant enormous lady comes in with her ham cankles for a pedicure.  Hahaha.. can't say I would blame them.

 

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Michelle, no they won't - I had one last time and she was SO happy that I was there appreciating it, vs. the spoiled rich ladies who she usually had. 

 

40w3d and frustrated beyond belief. 

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