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post #181 of 261

another maybe? don't trust myself to know at this stage in the game.  contractions are painful tho! more-so than what I've experienced before...

post #182 of 261

Still nothing going on here.  My due date is tomorrow. I'm enormous and can barely walk anymore because it hurts so bad.  There's so much pressure that I have to pee at least 57 times a day.  Hopefully soon...

post #183 of 261

I am having the same problem with walking. My whole groin/hip/butt/thigh area hurts so bad.

Yay! KaPOW! I'm off to read your birth story now. :)
 

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Still nothing going on here.  My due date is tomorrow. I'm enormous and can barely walk anymore because it hurts so bad.  There's so much pressure that I have to pee at least 57 times a day.  Hopefully soon...



 

post #184 of 261

Nothing here which is fine because now #4 has a fever.  AARRGGH!  I guess this is what we get for having an entire winter without anyone getting sick.

 

That's OK.  I have a huge list of stuff to get done today.  Easter baskets, wrap a few birthday presents, wash my bedding.

 

I did get a schedule typed up for my parents yesterday.  It was 3 pages long, though I do have 2 kids with health issues.  So are my kids just that high maintenance or am i that anal retentive?

post #185 of 261

Well, no baby here. I think things are hopeful that it will be closer to now and not 42 weeks though, so I'm okay with waiting. Have a MW appt today so we will see, I went into labor at 39 weeks with DD, and am 38+6 today.


Anyone else not sleeping much or waking up a lot/very early?

post #186 of 261

No baby here yet.  I made it through tax season and am now just 2 days from my due date.  I'm still at work, but have a whole lot less to do.  I'd been feeling unprepared, so I guess now I have the chance to do all the things I haven't finished - prepping the cloth diapers, washing baby clothes, getting more diaper covers?  Actually it's a pretty good-sized list!  I'm hoping by the end of this weekend, I can have all the really important things done. 

 

Hopefully it won't be long after that.  I'm not terribly uncomfortable, as it sounds like some people are - my hands and feet are feeling kind of swollen and my back hurting a little today are probably the most bothersome.  DH is already wanting sort of a deadline for when we'll go to the OB that my midwife has connections to (we're planning a homebirth and I have no interest in being induced unless it's for a really really good reason).  So I'm hoping that the baby will come before there even needs to be a conversation about that. 

 

During the one ultrasound I had, the OB suggested that my due date may have been set 2 weeks earlier than it should be.  I don't really think that's the case, but I like that it gives me potentially 2 more weeks before anyone would be thinking about inducing.  DH apparently doesn't remember that part - he just remembers the doctor saying don't let her go more than 2 weeks over - and thinks that meant 2 weeks over my originally calculated due date.  So it would be nice if the baby came in the next 2 weeks and being too far overdue wasn't a concern at all. 

post #187 of 261
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Anyone else not sleeping much or waking up a lot/very early?



I was sleeping GREAT the last few days--actually made it through two nights in a row without waking up!--until last night, when I drifted in and out of semi-consciousness all night and now feel fairly wrecked. My hips were killing me. I think I'll do okay tonight, though.

 

No signs of anything here, whatsoever. But I'm just 39 weeks today. Come on, babies!

post #188 of 261
I think i might have something going on. I was up all night with cramps, nausea and I pooped a ton. I am still having cramps and lots of poo today but its not diarrhea. Its very odd. Overall, I feel terrible. Maybe something is changing with my body? Either that or my body just hates me. greensad.gif
post #189 of 261


I don't know, sounds like it could be promising! I've also felt gassy/like I have to poop a lot, but no diarrhea.

 

*wanted to put the fingers crossed smiley here but can't find it*

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I think i might have something going on. I was up all night with cramps, nausea and I pooped a ton. I am still having cramps and lots of poo today but its not diarrhea. Its very odd. Overall, I feel terrible. Maybe something is changing with my body? Either that or my body just hates me. greensad.gif


 

post #190 of 261

Warning: cranky pregnant woman rant ahead!

 

I WILL TELL YOU WHEN THE BABY IS BORN!!!!! Every single flipping text, instant message, or Facebook post in the past three weeks yet has been "Had the baby yet?" or "Have you tried spicy food?" or some other such nonsense. I'm posting updates every. single. day. saying that I have not yet had the baby and talking about walking to try to get things moving or whatever. So obviously, that's your hint that I HAVEN'T GIVEN BIRTH YET! So the "Have you had the baby YET?" message is completely unnecessary and @%$^%@# ANNOYING! Trust me, there will be pictures up on Facebook about 30 seconds after the baby is born, it's not like I'm going to disappear off the face of the planet and never tell anyone unless they message me and ask!

post #191 of 261
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Well, I was sure today was the day, water borke at 2:15 this morning, a few contractions kicked in after half an hour, got as close as every 4 minutes, and then quit.  So, here I sit, 14 hours later, not in labor.  I can go as long as tomorrow morning before my mw will want me to come in, but I am hoping it happens before that!



So exciting due date buddy!! :-) I hope you're holding your baby by now! Super jealous! Can't wait to hear the birth story!

 

AFM, 41+1 and aside from feeling frustrated by STILL not being able to make any sort of plans (especially sucky with Easter this weekend) and the daily calls, etc etc etc. I feel pretty good I suppose. I feel like I should be more miserable than I am. Which is crazy because I feel pretty darn miserable. lol. Getting 3-4 hours of sleep a night total which can't possibly go on much longer (right??) and feeling so achy and yuck all day. I dunno. I want to update cuz I've been MIA for the last few days, but honestly I'm too damn tired. I just don't feel like it. lol. Congrats to everyone who's having their babies! I hope to be joining you soon!

 

Oh btw, had a stress test done yesterday at 41 weeks (requirement for VBACs starting at 40 weeks) and passed with flying colors. I have a biophysical profile scheduled Tuesday at 42 +1 if I don't go into labor by then. MWs will keep seeing me as long as it takes so long as these tests keep coming back normal. It's actually more stressful than I thought it would be but I suppose if something comes back NOT normal, then I'd want to know anyway. Just going to make sure I get a good night's sleep the night before (as good as possible at least) and drink lots of fluid before I go in. That's still a week away so hopefully I'll just have the baby before then! lol. DD came at 41+5 so I'm anticipating going about that long this time. (DS was born at 35wks but was due to GBS infection that turned into PROM so definitely not "typical" for me). Good luck to everyone still waiting to birth!

 

post #192 of 261

oh boy do I hear ya!  I also love it when someone I know who had a c-section due to twins 3 years ago, wanted a VBAC and due date was 2 weeks later than mine had a freakin c-section this am not because she was in labor but because the Dr wanted to do it rather than waiting for her to go into labor.  Not a fan of this particular person anyways...but whatever.  Pissed me off!!!!!!
 

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Warning: cranky pregnant woman rant ahead!

 

I WILL TELL YOU WHEN THE BABY IS BORN!!!!! Every single flipping text, instant message, or Facebook post in the past three weeks yet has been "Had the baby yet?" or "Have you tried spicy food?" or some other such nonsense. I'm posting updates every. single. day. saying that I have not yet had the baby and talking about walking to try to get things moving or whatever. So obviously, that's your hint that I HAVEN'T GIVEN BIRTH YET! So the "Have you had the baby YET?" message is completely unnecessary and @%$^%@# ANNOYING! Trust me, there will be pictures up on Facebook about 30 seconds after the baby is born, it's not like I'm going to disappear off the face of the planet and never tell anyone unless they message me and ask!



 

post #193 of 261

Well, I just took 2oz of castor oil in OJ - wish me luck! I'm 39+5 and my sister will be here for ONE day three days from now. I need to get this kiddo out! I will take another 2oz in the morning if I'm not in labor by then. I've had lots of cramping and irregular contractions today, so here's hoping!

post #194 of 261


My mom is the worst!  We've TOLD her we will call when I'm in labor (she lives 4 hours away) and EVERY DAY she calls and says... are you in labor?  Gaaahhh!  3 days "over" due and I'm going nuts.  I stopped working at the end of last week ASSUMING I would have the baby on time... 

 

And what about the full moon?  Nothing.  the force of nature that can move entire oceans has NO effect on my child....what's up with that?
 

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Warning: cranky pregnant woman rant ahead!

 

I WILL TELL YOU WHEN THE BABY IS BORN!!!!! Every single flipping text, instant message, or Facebook post in the past three weeks yet has been "Had the baby yet?" or "Have you tried spicy food?" or some other such nonsense. I'm posting updates every. single. day. saying that I have not yet had the baby and talking about walking to try to get things moving or whatever. So obviously, that's your hint that I HAVEN'T GIVEN BIRTH YET! So the "Have you had the baby YET?" message is completely unnecessary and @%$^%@# ANNOYING! Trust me, there will be pictures up on Facebook about 30 seconds after the baby is born, it's not like I'm going to disappear off the face of the planet and never tell anyone unless they message me and ask!



 

post #195 of 261

Good luck!!!! I hope you're holding your baby soon!
 

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Well, I just took 2oz of castor oil in OJ - wish me luck! I'm 39+5 and my sister will be here for ONE day three days from now. I need to get this kiddo out! I will take another 2oz in the morning if I'm not in labor by then. I've had lots of cramping and irregular contractions today, so here's hoping!



 

post #196 of 261

Ok my turn for some cranky pregnant complaining.  My EDD is today.  I SO thought I would have this baby early.  Nope.  And nothing happening.  I had to stop posting on FB because all I was doing was complaining.  My SIL who is due May 9th is already 4.5cm dilated and 80% effaced.  Her first came 2 1/2 weeks early so its looking very much like she will have her baby first.  I enlisted DH's help last night and it was not enjoyable in the slightest.  I kept saying we didn't have to and I wish we didn't because he was tired and it felt like a chore we were so not into it.  Probably didn't help anyway.  Then today I get up and there is a note on our laptop saying 'Don't use, call me'.  So I called DH and he had bought some fake anti-virus thing that was actually a virus.  Dummy.  So I dragged both kids to Best Buy at 10am, they were flipping out fighting in the stroller after 5 min.  Of course someone was ahead of us who knew the tech and chatted for a long time.  Kids still flipping out.  Then I find out they want $200 just to take the virus off of our $300 laptop.  WTH!?  So then I'm calling DH and crying in the middle of Best Buy.  Luckily my dad can fix it instead (but it won't be done for awhile).  Kids still fighting when we got home.  I was on the phone with my mom and DD helped herself to some chocolate pudding from the fridge and got it all over the couch and one of my new throw pillows.  AND I'M STILL PREGNANT.  Ok I think I'm done for now.  I might be back later.  I don't even care if anyone reads this.

post #197 of 261

I'm with you, cranky mamas.  40w1d today and no sign of anything.  I'm insanely enormous and miserable.  This is so much harder  than my pregnancy with DD.  Standing up hurts and walking is almost impossible.  I seriously crawled to the bathroom once last night because it hurt too much to walk.  And speaking of going to the bathroom at night, I'm getting up literally about 7 times a night to go pee.  I can't wait for this baby to come so I can actually get some sleep...  It can't be worse than this.   There's so much pressure on my bladder  that I feel like I need to pee even right when I stand up after peeing.  The pain in my ribs is back because this kid is just getting too freaking big.  My house is a wreck because I can't clean it when I can't stand or walk and I'm so exhausted.  DD is being awesome about being patient with me, but she's anxious for her brother to come out so she can have a functional mommy again.  I'm getting super emotional too.  I almost cried last night trying to make the bed because it was just so hard and it hurt and I'm sick of not being able to do anything.  Constant BH contractions but nothing real yet.  Can't be too much longer...

post #198 of 261

Well, here I am... the most pregnant I have ever been.  Both my girls would have been born on Monday and with the full moon I thought for sure I'd be having this baby by now.  But no such luck for me.  And now my midwife is away until the 25th and I don't know how I feel about it.  On the one hand I would like this baby out like last week and don't really care who is there when it happens.  But on the other hand I love my midwife and since I had DD2 with her I would really like her to be there for this birth.  Not that I have any control over it anyway (wouldn't that be great!?)!  She checked me last week and I was about 3 cm and 50% effaced, but that doesn't really mean anything.  I have been having more and more contractions, some have been menstrual cramp like, but nothing consistent.   And now I can't decide whether I should continue doing things to encourage labor (long walks, DTD, bouncing on birth ball, mega-dosing on RRL, etc) or wait until the MW returns.  I'm trying not to get frustrated since I am only 38+6 and this really could go on for another 3 weeks but.... god forbid!  I am so uncomfortable and huge...  I can't bend over, I smell, I can't sleep, everywhere I go people stare at me.  I have a skin tag on my right thigh and my thighs are so huge that they rub together when I walk and the little skin tag is now swollen and irritated and very painful... but what am I gonna do?  I can't lay around with my legs spread and no pants on all day to give it air! 

 

On a happier note here is a little anecdote you ladies might enjoy....  I walked to the corner gas station to return a red box movie the other day and as I was leaving this young (early 20s) guy came running up behind me "miss! miss!"  He asked me for directions and after I told him he said "I know how to get there I just needed an excuse to come over here and tell you- DAMN GIRL!!  You are looking fine!!  I know you're pregnant and all, and I'm not trying to be weird, but (he looks behind me at my giant butt) you got me LOOKIN!!"  LOL!!!!  I told him thanks and that he just made my last 9 months.  DP tells me I look great all the time, but he has to.  This guy really made my weekend!

post #199 of 261

I realize I am a total late-comer to this thread, but just hopped back over to MDC after a while away. I'm due tomorrow with our first daughter, and have HORRID PUPPS - don't know if any of you have had this or have it now, but it's god-awful itching.  I nearly induced last weekend because I just thought I couldn't take it anymore, but I really didn't want to go there.  I'm glad I waited, but I'm telling you if this girl makes me wait another week with this miserable itching, she's going to be grounded from the second she's out! Hope you are all hanging in there!!

post #200 of 261

Sorry to hog up two posts, but I forgot to add last week my MW swept my membranes at our 39 week appt, no avail.  I was a "fingertip to 2 cm" with stretchy tissue and 80% effaced, baby at a 0-station...you'd think in a whole WEEK she could have made a move, no?  Oh, the joys :) 

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