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post #81 of 114

I'm at 35 weeks so I feel like things are so far away at times.  I need to make a list because I keep thinking of things I want (more than need) and then I can't remember them later on.

 

Still working on names.  We might have a boy name, but still up in the air.

 

I hear you all about the hip pain.  I'm meeting with a chiro on Monday for some work.  I've done some extra walking at work yesterday and today and that has not helped at all.  I think if I walked around the neighborhood at a slow pace I would be fine, but I'm in too much of a rush at work.

 

And on Tuesday my youngest was diagnosed with chicken pox.  He's had one dose of the vaccine so he isn't miserable with it.  DH is miserable because they are homebound and the weather turned crappy so they can't even play outside to break up the day.  The oldest 3 have had 2 shots so my fingers are crossed they are good.  It's the kid who won't be 4 until April 13 that I'm worried about.  She either needs to hurry up and get it or not get it at all.  If she has spots then they can't come visit me up in the hospital.  She's a mama's girl so that will be extra hard on her.  So in that regards I'm thankful that I'm 35 weeks.

 

 

post #82 of 114

Anybody have any good tips for convincing a posterior baby to turn? This baby has been posterior ALL DAY, which means constant back pain. I've been crawling around on all fours and doing pelvic tilts to no avail. Previously, when s/he turned posterior, it was only for an hour or two before I could convince him/her to turn. Today, nothing is helping!

post #83 of 114
Thread Starter 

Doing assymetrical things can help. Lunges, taking stairs two at a time with the same leg, taking great giant steps with each leg swinging up and around (outward).

 

Feeling icky today - just really worn out, a couple times I felt a little nauseous. Got a nap, and will probably go to bed early. I find myself having to take a couple big releasing breaths every five min or so, so maybe there are some mild contractions as I feel tightening but no pain - the kind I usually get when I lay down in bed at night.  Just "pressure waves", to steal a phrase from Ina May though she is talking about real contractios. All part of my body getting ready I suppose! It was time to increase the dose of my birth prep pills yesterday so that it probably kicking in more with uterine action. Have had decent fluids today too and didn't do too much! I did sit outside for and hour and half and read while DS played, it was so gorgeous today. I have had loose BM too.

 

Has that been lead up to labor for anyone or par for the course at this stage (37w2d)? I don't recall any of this with DS. There was one night, a week before my water broke with him (which happened at 38w3d), that I had real ctx for about three hours and that was it. It was the kind I had for labor with him where they start in my back and wrap around my hips.  I've felt twinges of the same kind of contraction but not too strong or regular. Just the tigthening has been regular today and still so as I've layed on the couch for the last hour or so.


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post #84 of 114
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Originally Posted by minkajane View Post

Anybody have any good tips for convincing a posterior baby to turn? This baby has been posterior ALL DAY, which means constant back pain. I've been crawling around on all fours and doing pelvic tilts to no avail. Previously, when s/he turned posterior, it was only for an hour or two before I could convince him/her to turn. Today, nothing is helping!


I started a posterior babies thread last week, and there have been some good suggestions posted:

http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1303869/breech-s-o-anyone-else-w-a-stubborn-posterior-baby#post_16338578

 

We're still stuck in posterior land over here :/  I can't get this kid to turn over at all!!

post #85 of 114

I have a cold. my head is stuffy and my throat hurts. i woke up today feeling heavy and uncomfortable  lots of small contractions but nothing really telling me, it's ON. today is the one day I DO NOT WANT THIS BABY BORN!!!!! it's my xh birthday today YUCKO

post #86 of 114


feel better soon.  a cold at the end of pregnancy sucks.  I am not feeling so hot myself today.  not a cold- just bleh. 
 

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I have a cold. my head is stuffy and my throat hurts. i woke up today feeling heavy and uncomfortable  lots of small contractions but nothing really telling me, it's ON. today is the one day I DO NOT WANT THIS BABY BORN!!!!! it's my xh birthday today YUCKO



 

post #87 of 114

I hope everybody who has been feeling yucky feels better soon. It's definitely no fun to be sick, much less sick AND hugely pregnant.

 

I'm feeling better so far today, so hopefully we've moved back around and will stay that way.

post #88 of 114

Sorry some of you are sick and feeling misirable!  Hope things get better.

 

Had my homevisit today.  I feel ready now.  Baby is welcome to come anytime, but I think the first weekend in April would be good.  I'm still in a bit of disbelief that I'll actually be going through labour again and having another baby.  There are plenty of times where I'm not ready (espeically when DD is in the midst of her tantrums) but at other times I'm ready to welcome a new addition.

 

In more exciting news, my wonderful DD is finally pulling herself to stand on her own unassisted!  She's 23 mo but has the gross motor skills of a 12-14mo because she was very sick for most of her first year.  I'm really hoping she walks soon.  I have a feeling she may start walking right after the baby's born when she's away with family, which would suck but part of me doesn't care, she just needs to do it LOL.

post #89 of 114

Kttn-  I hope you feel better in time for your birth.  What an awful time to get sick.

 

I am at 35 weeks today and am just feeling ginormous and uncomfortable.... blah, blah, blah.  I have decided to stop seeing the chiro until after the baby comes.  The amount if soreness I've experienced after our last 2 visits far out weighs any possibly benefits for me.  He can't really give me the adjustments I need b/c I'm too big, and the baby positioning aspect of it doesn't seem to be working out that good anyway.  The LO seems to go from posterior to anterior about 5 times a day.  Fortunately I still have time for her to settle into a good position.  Since I stopped going to chiro I can get on h&k again without pain so that helps.

 

I have a busy couple of weekends coming up.  Next week is our anniversary so I am surprising DP with a photobook I made on shutterfly of our trip to HI (where we got pregnant and engaged) and tix to a concert/ bellydancing show.  I'm a little nervous I won't enjoy the concert being so big, but I think if I get there early and get a good seat and don't try to be up dancing all night it will be fine.  Though if I danced all night maybe that would send me into labor.... hmmmmmmm.....  

 

On the 3rd my friends are having a blessingway/ shower for us.  I am really excited about it actually.  They have hired a mendhi painter to come and henna my belly which will be a first for me.  The same weekend is the Midwifery Today conference here in town and Ina May Gaskin is coming to do some talks and a book signing for her latest book.  I won't be able to see her talk, but I will be first in line at the book signing with my camera, books, and huge belly ready for a pic with Ina May!  She is my hero and if I get to meet her, especially right now, I will be on cloud nine!

 

The next weekend I am doing a doula training workshop which I am very excited about.  That should be very educational and fun.  My midwife knows the teacher and says she's really great.  I will be 37 weeks and a few days at that point, but I seriously doubt I have to worry about the baby coming that weekend.  The next weekend however is another SUPERMOON and the point in the pregnancy at which I had both of my girls so I am feeling pretty sure this LO will be making their big appearance then!  I really can't wait to have this baby out of me and know if it's a boy or girl... the suspense is very, well, suspenseful. 

 

Still haven't started getting birth supplies together (well, have most of it but not stuff from the medical supply store, etc) but I feel like we have time.  We've been focusing a lot on getting the house ready, which has been a project.  It's mostly there, just needs a good once over before the baby comes.  I watch a friend's DD after school regularly while she works as a housekeeper  and she has agreed to do a work trade with me.  So instead of paying me for childcare for Feb, Mar, and until he baby is born she will come and clean my house a couple times after the birth!  Woo Hoo!!  That's pretty awesome! 

 

I have to get off here and get dressed now!  One of my girlfriends is coming to visit today and I think we are going for pedicures!  yay!  Hope you all have a nice day.

 

post #90 of 114

I went to the Dr today for my 38 week appt. My Dr. said that baby feels like she is 8 to 8.5 lbs already. She checked my cervix (OUCH! now I understand why lots of ladies decline to have that done), it is effaced and soft, but dilated only about 1/2 cm. Baby is in the right position, but head is not yet engaged. Dr. thinks I could go for another week or two before going into labor. Also, she predicts that this will be a 9 to 9.5 lb baby. This sounds soooo big to me. The Dr. said that she has delivered bigger babies vaginally in smaller women than myself, so not to worry and to be patient.

 

I'm worrying though and feel my bravery wavering... I can do this, right? I can't imagine being pregnant much longer. I'm physically very uncomfortable.

 

Will having sex speed up the dilation and get labor started? Husband is more than willing to assist. I feel like a large manatee right now and not very sexy.

 

 

post #91 of 114
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I went to the Dr today for my 38 week appt. My Dr. said that baby feels like she is 8 to 8.5 lbs already. She checked my cervix (OUCH! now I understand why lots of ladies decline to have that done), it is effaced and soft, but dilated only about 1/2 cm. Baby is in the right position, but head is not yet engaged. Dr. thinks I could go for another week or two before going into labor. Also, she predicts that this will be a 9 to 9.5 lb baby. This sounds soooo big to me. The Dr. said that she has delivered bigger babies vaginally in smaller women than myself, so not to worry and to be patient.

 

I'm worrying though and feel my bravery wavering... I can do this, right? I can't imagine being pregnant much longer. I'm physically very uncomfortable.

 

Will having sex speed up the dilation and get labor started? Husband is more than willing to assist. I feel like a large manatee right now and not very sexy.

 

 



You can definitely do this!  Your body will grow a baby that it can deliver, really.  Also know that even experienced drs and mws can be off in their weight estimates, either by palpitation or by u/s (I would trust a guess based on fell moire than an u/s, but still).

 

Sex can help get everything started or more ready, it's the prostaglandins that do it.  It won't bring on labor if your babe isn't ready, but it can help expedite the process.  I went into labor a few hours after dtd when my second was a few days late, fwiw.

 

 

post #92 of 114
Thread Starter 

Big babies seem to = babies that sleep well and are content, at least in our case and that of some friends. I love big babies!
 

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I went to the Dr today for my 38 week appt. My Dr. said that baby feels like she is 8 to 8.5 lbs already. She checked my cervix (OUCH! now I understand why lots of ladies decline to have that done), it is effaced and soft, but dilated only about 1/2 cm. Baby is in the right position, but head is not yet engaged. Dr. thinks I could go for another week or two before going into labor. Also, she predicts that this will be a 9 to 9.5 lb baby. This sounds soooo big to me. The Dr. said that she has delivered bigger babies vaginally in smaller women than myself, so not to worry and to be patient.

 

I'm worrying though and feel my bravery wavering... I can do this, right? I can't imagine being pregnant much longer. I'm physically very uncomfortable.

 

Will having sex speed up the dilation and get labor started? Husband is more than willing to assist. I feel like a large manatee right now and not very sexy.

 

 



 

post #93 of 114

Guppiegirl, sounds like you've got a good doc there. A lot of docs would try to scare you into an induction at this point since you're considered full-term. Don't worry, fat is squishy. Your body will be able to push your baby out just fine!

post #94 of 114

Guppiegirl- sounds like we had the same appointment!!  38 weeks.  My cervix is essentially closed and posterior but soft and thinning.  She said baby is definitely down in the pelvis at a -1 station and is also about 8-81/2 lbs if she had to guess.  My previous babes were 8-12 and 9-11.  We know if he goes to 40/41 wks he will be a 10lb baby.  I"m fine with that.  Its all about positioning.  Lots of time on your hands and knees, birth ball, etc. I still would like to go before 42 weeks dd2 was almost that and although I had a perfect labor I"d still rather have a perfect labor at 39 or 40 weeks!  I wanted her to strip membranes but wasn't open enough to do it so next Thursday she will try. Its all fine- I will make it to my baby shower tomorrow which is good- there is still some stuff we could use so that will be good.  and I'll probably make it to work through next week which will give me more PTO time and more $$!  Although I have a friend who insists baby is going to be born on Sunday! 

 

In 1 week our month starts!!!  Can you believe it?  We've come so far together and we are now at the end!!

post #95 of 114

ok i complain a lot dont I? i cant stop crying i feel horrid and I just want to be done. 37 weeks today but I just want a damn cookie or piece of cake. What kind of cruel joke is this being pregnant and not even being able to eat anything fun. I discovered last night chinese food  is not good for someone with sugar issues. and I thought I made good choices. my bg went over 250. it came down ok and I was fine but damn seriously. i ate veggies and beef. WTH

UGHH

post #96 of 114

Kittn, have you checked the diabetic food section at the grocery store? You should be able to have cookies and cake without sugar. Or pick up some Splenda and make some yourself. I have PCOS, so I have to be careful with my sugar and I've used Splenda for baking with great success.

post #97 of 114
Ugh, so tired today. Yesterday was the first time this pregnancy I felt done. I reluctantly dressed for the gym and even drove all the way there just to leave when I got to the parking lot. I did get some shopping done at Target. I feel heavy and physically done. DH took the girls to a pottery painting place and to dinner last night, so I had several hours alone. So nice. I did nothing. Seriously. I watched man v food, ate some dinner and sat on the exercise ball. In peace and quiet smile.gif

Anyway, I'm feeling crampy with a lower back ache today. Not sure what's up with that.
post #98 of 114

Heading out to the store to pick up some RRL tea and EPO capsules. I am so ready to be done! Anybody have any guidelines on how often to drink the tea or use the capsules? I didn't use them with DS.

post #99 of 114

i cant use the artificial sweetners they make me violently ill. i am going to try a cake i make with stevia tonight. we shall see. the issue isnt just the sugar but the general carb count. ughh at least im almost there right?
 

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Kittn, have you checked the diabetic food section at the grocery store? You should be able to have cookies and cake without sugar. Or pick up some Splenda and make some yourself. I have PCOS, so I have to be careful with my sugar and I've used Splenda for baking with great success.



 

post #100 of 114


Have you tried sucanat? It it much lower in carbs than white sugar, and far more nutritious. Maybe a combo of stevia + sucanat, to help cut the odd taste some brands of stevia can have?

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Originally Posted by kittn View Post

i cant use the artificial sweetners they make me violently ill. i am going to try a cake i make with stevia tonight. we shall see. the issue isnt just the sugar but the general carb count. ughh at least im almost there right?
 



 



 

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