Hey! I figured out the multi quote thing! I'm so totally dangerous now.
Originally Posted by milosmomma
My sister is here until Thursday and I'm sort of stressing because I'd REALLY like her to be here when the baby is born. She offered to come down when I was told that I WAS having the baby Thursday night, and now she's just....here. She's been really helpful with the kids, but I just really want her here for the birth.
So now there's an email put out to my OB to get confirmation, I have to fill out a release for my records and the nurse told ME to get the forms to them so they could fax them. Wait.....aren't I supposed to be on bedrest to lower my blood pressure?????
Yuck. Who needs that kind of frustrating BS right now? My sister wanted to come but she lives on another continent. I am REALLY regretting not having her here. Is your sister far away? And I hate all that paperwork. It all has to be signed, etc., and what 40w pregnant woman/mother with a newborn can take care of all that stuff? It seems so unnecessary.
Originally Posted by katroshka
It's my due date! I can't believe I made it this far, I really, really can't. As far as loving pregnancy... yeah, not so much. I enjoy the second trimester, after you can regularly feel the baby kick but aren't yet huge and super uncomfortable. That's about it. I will say I was not this anxious to have my second baby, when my first was only 15 months old. But I really can't stand the last few weeks of pregnancy, and this is not just the longest, but the worst.
Baby feels soooo low I can't believe it. I have to spread my legs quite a bit just to sit up straight, which is new. She also feels really big in there, I am starting to get a bit nervous about pushing out a big baby! My others were 7 lb 7 oz and 7 lb 1 oz, and both were born at 38 weeks, so I am pretty sure this one will be a lot bigger. Here's hoping I'm wrong and I have another 7 pounder! At 37 weeks my midwife thought she was about 6 3/4 lbs, she seems to take up SO MUCH MORE SPACE now.
I am really worried about not knowing when to go in and having a fast labor. I've done some reading on prodromal labor, and it sounds like a precipitous birth at this point could definitely happen. And then when I read that you should go in when you can't talk or walk through the contractions.... I could always walk and talk through them until I hit transition. And with my second, she was born within 10 minutes of transition ending. And I don't want to be in the car during transition, that sounds awful!!!! So I am getting a little on edge about things. I am not at all afraid of labor itself, but I am nervous about giving birth in a car or at home by myself, things like that. If I had realized that things would be like this I probably would have looked into a home birth more. Depending on how things go with the birth my next one might be at home! That just doesn't sound so pleasant, either... I have no tub, just showers, no room, three dogs and two cats... arg. Look at me borrowing trouble-- we're not even 100% that we are having another!
Katroshka, I can't believe you're still waiting! It does sound horrible giving birth at home alone or in the car (or in the entrance to the hospital, etc.). I'm sure you will be more mindful about leaving earlier? It's hard to balance not waiting long enough and waiting too long. At least you don't have to worry about being turned away! Sorry you're so uncomfortable, and hope you are smelling that sweet baby smell soon.
Originally Posted by Marissamom
with my first I loved being pregnant, and wanted her to stay put. this time I've pretty much hated being pregnant the whole time, just a much harder pregnancy on me physically and emotionally and I'm ready to be done feeling like this.
I hated it at the beginning, but am feeling a little more indulgent now that it's nearly over. Although knowing I don't have to wait probably makes it better. A sideways, back-up baby is SO uncomfortable. From my hips to my belly.
Originally Posted by rockycrop
I wanna have this baby! I had a good appointment with my midwife yesterday. She said all my contractions sounded encouraging, but that the baby's head wasn't very low. She suggested I do some belly lifting during the random contractions I've been getting to try to get the head down in the pelvis. I feel like the baby may be a little lower today, but I'm still not feeling much pressure on my cervix.
I had four strong contractions in a row last night around 3 a.m., but of course they stopped. Which was probably good because I needed some sleep.
And then of course DD woke up with a fever this morning, so we're both vying for position on the couch today.
How far along are you? My DD has an ear infection and DS has a cold, so I know what you mean. But they get SO energetic at night. It's like little irritating tornadoes making messes. I hope the baby dropped down for you. It's frustrating not to have any control.
Originally Posted by Banana731
Lyss- You decided to go ahead with the scheduled c/s? Is your dh going home with them while you stay overnight?
If that's the case, it possible to find someone to watch them at the hopsital in the family waiting room or a park by the hospital for a couple of hours, just while you are in surgery and recovery with dh?
I'd like to go at least 40 weeks myself, Emma. I typically always have more that I'd like to get done before the baby comes, and I make small babies to boot. I feel like they need that time in utero! This is really the first time I've gotten it all done in time. My mom is coming 5 days before my actual EDD, which is stressing me out. I'm hoping that it helps keep baby in!
This is the first time I haven't had a desk job while pregnant. I think all of the activity of being a SAHM has made pregnancy much more bearable, and I think this baby will be smaller because I get so much more exercise. Why is it stressing you out your mom is coming? Hope you enjoy the time with no to-do list!
I am going to go ahead with the scheduled c-section. The childcare stuff is so awful. Our friend is going to take the kids to school in the morning, so if I don't get bumped by an emergency c/s, then surgery will be over by the time the kids go out of town. They will have fun and be happy. Our friend promises she won't take them if there are any signs of sickness in the kids. It really threw me for a loop that she made all these plans, etc., without going over them with us. I don't think she has any idea how stressful this all is, or how much I hate leaving my kids with people. DS is nearly 3.5, but he still puts everything in his mouth (beads, toys, etc.). My mom offered to fly out for a couple days to be here for the surgery, but it's so much money and I know I will really need her help when DH goes back to work. I'm just going to accept that I did the best I could to figure out the childcare stuff. It's not what I expected or wanted, but if this unplanned pregnancy has taught me anything, it's how little control I have over my life as a mother-of-2-soon-to-be-3!
Thanks for all your kind comments. She is generously staying the night Thursday and Friday so DH can be at the hospital, which helps a lot. The baby was head-down for a little bit yesterday, but then turned again sideways, which is SO uncomfortable right now. It really hurts my hips and my belly and ribs. Why she is back-up, hands-and-feet down, I can't understand. She likes that position! I thought about trying another chiro, but we have so much going on right now with DD's troubles at school, my working at DS's co-op, both kids being sick, etc., that it is just an incredible amount of work scheduling things. Just going to weekly OB appointments has been hard on us, and I've had to juggle stuff. We have a lot of friends that I would ask for small favors, but not that many that could fit two more carseats in their cars, etc., to help us out with this kind of stuff.
I'm looking forward to smelling that sweet baby smell and meeting this little one on Thursday. And getting my tubes tied. I can't imagine trying to get someone to stay with THREE kids so I could have a fourth! Maybe if we lived closer to family or something. But we're so far away.
Originally Posted by forest~mama
I just wanted to say that my reasoning for wanting baby out now is that my leave (6w) started yesterday. I was just getting too uncomfortable at my desk and walking back and forth, and with the prodromal stuff I thought I'd have baby by now. I hate the thought of missing weeks with her at the end, so I want her here asap! Having newborn is challenging, but I'm ready to start the next chapter and finish this one.
I totally get it.. 6w feels really short. I hope you have her tonight!