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post #41 of 261

alicia- its kind of a modified squat with a birth stool. I cant be on my back at all since the front of my pelvis is buckled. so on a bed or in stirrups is way out. I cant bring my legs back so sitting up kind of on a bed of any sort isnt going to work. im going to pray gravity helps me ! squatting is about the only position that doesnt hurt and spreads my hips .

post #42 of 261

Hey ladies!!!  you will be there soon!!  In hindsight, I was feeling all week last week like I was back in the first trimester.  more tired, nausea, icky feeling and voila had a baby.  So hopefully all of you feeling icky will be holding your LO soon!! 

 

My second was my latest!  I don't know where they get that second is earlier crap.  But my second was also the easiest by far.  So that is my wish to all of you having second babies who are taking their time. If they have to be late, let them be easy!!!

 

Jennifer- Sorry the recovery is rough, mama!  Can't wait tohear your story when your ready to tell it.  Are your BP's doing okay??

 

Diedre- how cool to sit down and talk with Ina Mae!!  that is spectacular!

 

Alicia- I don't think just a trace of protein really means much.  One of my pregnancies I remember I had a trace almost all the time and the said no big deal.  as long as BP's are normal and everything. 

 

Hope everyone has a great week and hope we have lots of beautiful babies this week!! 

 

 

post #43 of 261

Cook, I had trace protein the last 6 or so weeks with DD. Nobody ever mentioned anything about it since my BP was fine and I had no swelling or other symptoms. I agree that it's pretty normal.

 


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Csection recovery can kiss my rear. This sucks.
 


 

Hugs! Hope you're feeling better soon! I don't think I could stand up without pain for a month after mine.
 

post #44 of 261
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  I will be "catching" my own baby with my husband and in a position that isn't going to exacerbate my SPD.

SPD??

post #45 of 261
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oh and if one more person tells me Im going to pop I will hurt them I SWEAR!



THIS!  Oh, wouldn't that be nice. Just a pop and out comes the baby. Even worse is: "You don't look like you're going to make it much longer!" 

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post #46 of 261

I am due on April 8th and had originally scheduled my maternity leave from work to start today, April 4th.

 

I get 12 weeks of leave time, but only get paid for 4 of those weeks (using my bank of unused sick hours).

 

So now I am home and it is 10:30am and I am bored! My body aches, especially my back and nerves going up the backs of my legs, but I'm otherwise really healthy, feel fine and maybe I should just be sitting at my desk at work. I already went back to bed for a few hours. My house is spotless. I am thinking of going into work for awhile so I can get out of the house and stay busy, however, I don't want to go into labor while I'm at work! It's also kind of a gamble on whether I can find a place to park in the building parking lot at this point in the day and I don't want to have to walk more than a few blocks.

 

I wish I could tell when the baby was going to come! If she comes in the next few days, I will feel not guilty about staying home by myself. If she goes past her due date, I'm going to wish I had gone into work. Every evening I get myself all pumped up, thinking she is going to come. I start getting contractions and cramping. Then I go to bed and when I wake up...nothing.

 

At my 38 week appt, my Dr said she thought that I would make it until around April 1st, so I've beat her estimate. At my 39 week appt last week, I was 80% effaced and 1.5cm dilated. I've been consistently measuring a week ahead for most of the pregnancy.

 

Oh and now, as I sit here, I'm having a mild contraction.

 

Is anyone else going through this late term pregnancy "to go to work or not go to work" debate?

What would you do if you were in my shoes?

post #47 of 261

Guppiegirl, I worked until the day DS was born and I'm glad I did. This time, I moved a month ago and my transfer didn't come through and I've been sitting around doing nothing but trying to force myself to unpack. I'm bored out of my SKULL and I'm about to lose my mind with impatience. I'm only 37+4 now, so it could be tonight, it could be weeks. I wish I had been able to keep going to work, at least part-time. If I were you and your work is cool with it, I'd go to work, even if it's on a modified schedule. It will give you something to do, keep your mind off things, allow you to save your leave time, and a bit of extra cash never hurts. Of course, if you feel like you're not going to be productive or you're going to wear yourself out, you should stay home and rest.

post #48 of 261


http://www.birthsource.com/scripts/article.asp?articleid=189

 

basically my pelvis is sooo relaxed that its misaligned and all the ligaments and tendons and everything else hurts. Sometimes I cant walk after getting up i cant roll over I cant sit long or stand long or walk long. 

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SPD??



 

post #49 of 261
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Is anyone else going through this late term pregnancy "to go to work or not go to work" debate?

What would you do if you were in my shoes?



 Me!!!  I am still working, but taking every Friday off.  I'm 38 weeks and I feel like this is my last week working, but I keep having that nagging thought that this baby could  go over and then I'll just be waiting.  I'll also still have to get up and take my daughter to school every morning so it's not like I'll be sleeping in or anything. My first baby came at 41 weeks and my 2nd came at 38 weeks.  I'm ready to be done.

 

When my son was born I was scheduled off on a Tues for my appointment with my midwife.  I went to that appointment and told her that I was done working, I couldn't do it anymore.  He was born that night.  So I did technically work up until the day he was born. 

post #50 of 261

i'm not going through the debate because i already made up my mind to take a week off before i was due. but now that i've had TWO weeks off and no baby, i'm wishing i'd worked an extra week to get the $$$. i'm holding onto vacation/sick time so that i can use it when i go back to work to shorten my hrs/week for a while.

 

that said, walking has been so uncomfortable at times and i pee SO DANG MUCH, especially last week when the baby first dropped on my bladder, that it would have been ridiculous for me to have been at work. i would have spent far more time walking to and from my desk and the bathroom than i would have working. plus, i was able to spend spring break with my kid and not have to figure out childcare, so that was huge.

 

but still.. here i sit. i'm sure there are people wondering if i've had the baby yet or not, considering how long i've been off of work now.

 

post #51 of 261

It's a hard call with work, if you're up to it, maybe they'd take you for half days. 

 

I feel like crap this morning. I feel like I'm going to throw up any second, but I slept great last night!  I have an achy tummy too. I don't think I'm sick, it's just the pregnancy. I don't really need to go anywhere and have a couple easy things I'd like to get done around the house today.  I watched the clock last night for a couple contractions, they were the way Ina says "pressure waves" for like 30 sec every 10 min, just for a little bit though. Still loosey goosey on the toilet today, day 4.  39w today, and that's longer than my pregnancy with DS (though my dates could have been off with him).

post #52 of 261
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Well, no advice on the working thing since for the first time I'm able to be a SAHM.... but I can definitely relate on the boredom thing!! And actually, DH and I decided to send DD (3) and DS (2) to our backup daycare today (a lady I LOVE but no longer need since I'm a SAHM) since DH is working a 14 hour day today. I am thankful to have this option because I'm not having to chase them around all day and get exhausted, but I'm BOREDDDD! And to boot, our 2nd car is currently broken down so I'm stuck at home without transportation. This has got to be what slow death feels like. I've already played 4 games of Sudoku on my phone, checked this and 2 other DDc's for updated posts, facebook, watched an episode of Matlock and one of Super Nanny (btw, that show makes me feel proud of myself as a parent! lol), and I'm saving my recorded episode of Kourtney and Kim Take New York for when I get desperately bored later.... seriously??? Kourtney and Kim Take New York as the highlight of my day?? What has this world come to?!?! haha!

post #53 of 261

39 weeks today :).  I have a growth u/s scheduled for tomorrow b.c I am measuring 35cm.  The biggest I have measured is 36 and that was last week, but he really hasn't engaged any more to explain the measurement getting smaller.  My mw isn't really concerned, and I'm not either, but I guess it doesn't hurt to check fluid levels and placental function and things (I know better than to trust the weight measurements!).  I'm kind of hoping that I go into labor tonight and just don't have to deal with it! 

post #54 of 261

had my 41 week midwife appt today. what a difference, using a midwife versus an ob. not a mention of a stress test, u/s, induction, etc... just reassurance that all is well, and all will be well. yay!

post #55 of 261

 

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39 weeks today :).  I have a growth u/s scheduled for tomorrow b.c I am measuring 35cm.  The biggest I have measured is 36 and that was last week, but he really hasn't engaged any more to explain the measurement getting smaller.  My mw isn't really concerned, and I'm not either, but I guess it doesn't hurt to check fluid levels and placental function and things (I know better than to trust the weight measurements!).  I'm kind of hoping that I go into labor tonight and just don't have to deal with it! 

 

Make sure you are WELL hydrated for checking fluid levels just to avoid any unnecessary scares!

post #56 of 261
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had my 41 week midwife appt today. what a difference, using a midwife versus an ob. not a mention of a stress test, u/s, induction, etc... just reassurance that all is well, and all will be well. yay!



Yay!  I hope you get to meet your baby soon, when he/she is ready!

 



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Make sure you are WELL hydrated for checking fluid levels just to avoid any unnecessary scares!



I had the same thought.  I do ok with water, but I will make sure I drink a lot tomorrow -- the appt is in the afternoon.

 

post #57 of 261


thank you :D good luck tomorrow! i can't say that i would *mind* having an u/s... last chance to take a little peek and all <3

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Yay!  I hope you get to meet your baby soon, when he/she is ready!

 





I had the same thought.  I do ok with water, but I will make sure I drink a lot tomorrow -- the appt is in the afternoon.

 



 

post #58 of 261

good luck tomorrow and keep us posted! :) hopefully a bunch of us will have our babes soon :)

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so I'm stuck somewhere between wanting this baby out NOW because I am just done and tired. and absolute paralyzing fear that I cant handle labor and delivery of this baby. also strangely enough I have developed a fear of pooping while I give birth.  I will be "catching" my own baby with my husband and in a position that isn't going to exacerbate my SPD. and suddenly my big fear is pooping during birth. WTH? have I lost my mind? seriously. i am vacillating very quickly between fear and wanting to get baby out. I know if DH and I DTD i will start with contractions and there will be no turning back. mmmm, if just DTD brings them on you would think everything is good right? i don't want to push it either.

 

transition scares me as well. and every time I think about my heart starts thumping.

 

oh and if one more person tells me Im going to pop I will hurt them I SWEAR!


I can very much sympathize with these thoughts.  Every time I tell myself that it will all be fine, and I visualize a peaceful "easy" labor, a little voice starts nagging me saying "it will be soooo much harder this time! What if you can't handle it? What if the baby is in a bad position?"  Ugh... Half of the time I just want it to all be over and the other half of the time, I am begging for a little more time to prepare mentally and physically.  

 

I seriously am starting to avoid going out in public unless absolutely necessary because of the comments!  If I see someone in the store looking at me with that "I'm about to make an inappropriate pregnancy comment" face, I turn around and take off in the opposite direction.  I am supposed to be going to the wedding of a close friend this Saturday, and I am DREADING all the comments and crap I face in a room full of strangers... DH is a groomsman, and we are both secretly hoping that this baby will conveniently schedule his arrival so that we can get out of going to both the rehearsal on Friday and the wedding on Saturday. pinktongue.gif  I HATE weddings with a passion, but I especially hate them when I am 39+ weeks prego and have almost nothing in my closet that fits anymore!  

 

post #60 of 261

So... it's crazy, but today I actually feel WAY better than I did yesterday.  Yesterday I was miserable and didn't know how I was going to make it through working that day, let alone come in today.  I think that if I felt this good everyday it would be easy to keep working!  I keep trying to figure out what the difference is, but I can't.  Oh well, I will take it!

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