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Ha!  That is great!  How funny.
 

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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 #202 of 261



OMG, I LOVE this story!  That would totally make my day!  Thanks for the giggle, I'm just sitting here feeling sorry for myself because I'm 40w4d and no baby.  You made my day!

 

Oh, btw, have you ever used Body Glide?  GREAT for chafing, I used it when I did the Breast Cancer 3-day walk and it worked wonders.  Might help with that irritated skin tag!

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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 #203 of 261

lol.gif I think it's great.

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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 #204 of 261

 I had PUPPS so bad with my first pregnancy that I would scratch myself raw and had huge bruises from the scratching. The good news is that it will stop when you deliver. The bad news is that it wont stop until you deliver. Using ice packs helped the inflammation somewhat but that's about it. I hope your daughter decides to come soon!
 

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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!!



 

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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.


I loathe facebook because my cousin who is 3 1/2 weeks behind me is being very competitive about having her baby before me. It is so annoying, she was literally trying to go in labor yesterday on MY EDD, it was quite pathetic. I just don't understand the race in it though. I really need to avoid Facebook all together as I have found that sometimes things need to stay off the internet. That same cousin is asking me on my wall if I have made progress yet? LOL I just told her the truth, my MW doesn't do cervical checks, and even if she did I am not posting it on my wall to compare to her dilation, lol! I am definitely wanting this girl to come out, but I am trying to be patient.

 

That sucks about your laptop. We had a virus last year and it wiped out some hardware or something so our computer is not fully functional. We tried to do our taxes at home and couldn't complete them so we had to go and get them done on the last day and pay 200$ which I hated and ds made sure to tell the tax guy that mommy had called them "stupid taxes," And I mumbled yeah they are stupid when you have to pay thousands of dollars," but I don't care, tax time is only good when your getting a refund, not paying in half a months paycheck...

 

post #206 of 261

Feeling crampy tonight, but not timeable.  I haven't called my parents yet to put them on alert.

post #207 of 261
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I haven't really posted much lately but honestly it's hard to get on here and read about people who are only 38 weeks complaining about how miserable they are or how impatient they are etc, when I'm sitting here at 41+3 and been having daily prodromal labor since 36 weeks. lol. I mean I GET it because I know how miserable I felt at 38 weeks. It's not that at all. It's just hard to hear and is a constant freaking reminder that I still haven't had the baby. And it's nothing against anyone at all because like I said I KNOW how miserable I was at that point. And I certainly want everyone to feel comfortable posting how miserable they are here because this is the place for it! I just feel like it's added pressure for me at this point so I'm cutting back on when I am checking it. Anyway I just wanted to post really quick to tell why I'm not on as much (cuz it's freaking depressing) since I went from posting several times per day to like once or twice a week. Hoping for a baby tonight or tomorrow because otherwise DH is likely going to have to miss the birth :-( He's in his last 2 weeks of classes before finals and CANNOT afford to miss class right now. He's about to graduate and really needs to finish strong. So either the baby comes today or tomorrow or I literally am hoping to be pregnant another 2 weeks which would mean I'd be at least a month overdue. lol. Seriously?? I don't know that my body could handle it honestly. *sigh*

 

Ok well I hope everyone has a great night. My DH just called on the way home from picking up the kids from the babysitters and said that DS was so bad today that the woman who watches them was in tears. Great... perfect... looking forward to it. lol. And I feel bad for DH who has had a long day already and who I'm sure just wants to come home and crash but has to deal with this AND with my grumpiness. I just honestly don't have it in me anymore NOT to be grumpy. Can't this kid just GET OUT ALREADY?!?!?! ok. done ranting. Have a good night ladies!

post #208 of 261

I'm sorry mama...hugs to you.  I hear ya on the grumpiness.  I'm 41 weeks tomorrow, still 1cm dilated and 50% effaced, same as I've been since 36 weeks.  My induction is scheduled for Monday (lucky the doc didn't give me a hard time about going overdue - I can't really ask for more than 10 days), and I'm so tired of being pregnant that I am actually looking forward to NOT going into labor this weekend so I can have the induction - seems so much easier on my exhausted body than the last labor I had which was 56 hours.  I'm just too tired I think.  I'm sick to death of being tired all.the.time.  I went to Costco Tuesday and was wiped out for the entire rest of the day.  My poor kids and husband deserve the Medal of Honor for putting up with me this last month.
 

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I haven't really posted much lately but honestly it's hard to get on here and read about people who are only 38 weeks complaining about how miserable they are or how impatient they are etc, when I'm sitting here at 41+3 and been having daily prodromal labor since 36 weeks. lol. I mean I GET it because I know how miserable I felt at 38 weeks. It's not that at all. It's just hard to hear and is a constant freaking reminder that I still haven't had the baby. And it's nothing against anyone at all because like I said I KNOW how miserable I was at that point. And I certainly want everyone to feel comfortable posting how miserable they are here because this is the place for it! I just feel like it's added pressure for me at this point so I'm cutting back on when I am checking it. Anyway I just wanted to post really quick to tell why I'm not on as much (cuz it's freaking depressing) since I went from posting several times per day to like once or twice a week. Hoping for a baby tonight or tomorrow because otherwise DH is likely going to have to miss the birth :-( He's in his last 2 weeks of classes before finals and CANNOT afford to miss class right now. He's about to graduate and really needs to finish strong. So either the baby comes today or tomorrow or I literally am hoping to be pregnant another 2 weeks which would mean I'd be at least a month overdue. lol. Seriously?? I don't know that my body could handle it honestly. *sigh*

 

Ok well I hope everyone has a great night. My DH just called on the way home from picking up the kids from the babysitters and said that DS was so bad today that the woman who watches them was in tears. Great... perfect... looking forward to it. lol. And I feel bad for DH who has had a long day already and who I'm sure just wants to come home and crash but has to deal with this AND with my grumpiness. I just honestly don't have it in me anymore NOT to be grumpy. Can't this kid just GET OUT ALREADY?!?!?! ok. done ranting. Have a good night ladies!


 

 

post #209 of 261

40+1 today.  Still not dialated at all.  But I am glad to have an end date in sight.... The plan is to try to induce naturally if I hit 41 1/2 because if I have to go for the overdue ultrasound Mon. May 2nd and I have low fluid the hospital will recommend a repeat cesarean instead of a VBAC (since ACOG does not recommend inducing VBACs). Praying labor happens before May 1st on its own...

post #210 of 261
Erica, I've probably been one of those people, and for that I'm sorry. To be fair, I've been pregnant since may with only 1week off, which is probably not helping my mood... It feels like I have been pregnant for ages at this point.

To top off this crappy day, we got abill for almost 1k from the irs for 2008. Great.
post #211 of 261
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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!

 



Well, I did have my baby, but not on my own -- I had to go in and get pitocin after water had been broken 30+ hours.  Not what I had hoped for, but he's here now.

 

 

post #212 of 261

It's so frustrating when friends that were due AFTER me have their babies already. headscratch.gif

 

How's everyone holding up?

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I think I'm in labor!  Over the weekend I felt flu-ish.  Yesterday I had BMs all day like crazy, a stomach ache, and I had to take a nap (i never nap).  Last night my lower back hurt really bad and every time I woke up I would think I was having a contraction, but not really feeling anything I would say definitely was one.  This morning we had a prenatal with the back up midwife and she said it seemed like I could go at anytime.  After she left we DTD and I took a shower.  When I got out around 11 am I found bloody discharge dripping down my legs and lost the mucus plug.  I have been having contractions every 10-15 min for the past 3 or 4 hours.  They're not getting closer really, but are getting stronger and longer.  I'm about to attempt drinking the super stronger RRL infusion (not feeling as pukey as I did with my girls, so thinking I will keep it down) and go for a long walk when DP returns from bringing the kids to their friend's house.  Really hoping today is the big day! 

post #214 of 261

Deirdre, that's so exciting! Sending you ELVs! dust.gif

post #215 of 261

My baby is here too!!!  joy.gif  Not at all the birth I expected, but I'm adoring my new little boy.  Birth story to follow when I get a chance...

post #216 of 261

Feeling kind of grumpy here. Just got home from a prenatal vist (39w 2d) and brought home a jug for a 24 hour urine test...  I've been SO swollen for weeks and now I've got way too much protein in my urine so yeah... got to test for pre-eclampsia. gloomy.gif  I don't want to have to be induced. I've been eating a pineapple a day for a week now, DTD with DH, walked, and nada. I'm hoping labor will start before there's any more talk of induction.

 

I hope the rest of you still waiting go into labor soon and have great experiences! dust.gif

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My baby is here too!!!  joy.gif  Not at all the birth I expected, but I'm adoring my new little boy.  Birth story to follow when I get a chance...



 



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Well, I did have my baby, but not on my own -- I had to go in and get pitocin after water had been broken 30+ hours.  Not what I had hoped for, but he's here now.

 

 


Congrats, ladies!  Nice to know there is an end in sight, hoping to hear more good news soon...and share some of my own!
 

 

post #218 of 261

40+3 today, had appt yesterday and I am 2 1/2 cm and 60% effaced. I really thought labor was starting last night, but the ctx fizzled. DTD today and will be everyday to try to help move things a long. I will have the membrane sweep done tuesday, but MW said if i haven't gone on my own by 41+2 (next thursday) I will have to get induced, which  i am really bummed about. IT puts a lot more stress on me, but she acted like the membrane sweep will probably work since I am already progressing well. With all the ctx i am having, albeit irregular, i won't be surprised to be 3-4 cm by tuesday anyway. I am not holding my breath for dd to come on her own before then though. My lo's just don't like this 40 week deadline. I will also have NST on tuesday so i imagine if there is anything wrong i could get induced that day.

 

So as far as induction, what are my options, i have heard about the gel, pitocin(which i've had and would prefer not to get again) and foley bulb which is the best route to go? I will talk to mw about it on tuesday, but want others opinions as well.

post #219 of 261

I am not convinced that I will be having an April baby after all. Contractions, aka, prodromal labour, started on Tuesday, but if my labour  follows the pattern I had with my daughter... which seems to be the case so far... the baby won't be here until May 2nd. I still have a lot to do, but I am really hoping that things move a bit faster this time around.

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40+3 today, had appt yesterday and I am 2 1/2 cm and 60% effaced. I really thought labor was starting last night, but the ctx fizzled. DTD today and will be everyday to try to help move things a long. I will have the membrane sweep done tuesday, but MW said if i haven't gone on my own by 41+2 (next thursday) I will have to get induced, which  i am really bummed about. IT puts a lot more stress on me, but she acted like the membrane sweep will probably work since I am already progressing well. With all the ctx i am having, albeit irregular, i won't be surprised to be 3-4 cm by tuesday anyway. I am not holding my breath for dd to come on her own before then though. My lo's just don't like this 40 week deadline. I will also have NST on tuesday so i imagine if there is anything wrong i could get induced that day.

 

So as far as induction, what are my options, i have heard about the gel, pitocin(which i've had and would prefer not to get again) and foley bulb which is the best route to go? I will talk to mw about it on tuesday, but want others opinions as well.


I'm being faced with induction too :(  If I'm not in labor by next Sunday May 1st (41w4d) the plan is to start with castor oil.  Two doses, the second 4 hours after the first.  After that I'd try nipple stim.  Hoping just the castor oil or both would put me into labor.  I'd wait as long as possible before heading to the hospital.  If I get there less than 4cm we would do the cervical balloon and perhaps AROM.  If all of those are not working pitocin is my last option.  Since I'm a VBAC a standard cervidial/pitocin induction is out.  And I think I would prefer to try to start labor naturally anyway.

 

Yesterday a friend said sex followed by an enema did the trick for her.  Tried last night and nada.  At my appt on Thurs I wasn't dialated at all but my cervix was 'mushy' probably from all the epo I keep shoving up there.  I'm 40w3d today.  My babe is also stubbornly posterior so we have been doing the techniques on spinningbabies.com trying to get him/her into a better position.  I really have no hope for going into labor on my own since my other two were induced.  It really sucks.
 

 

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