Welcome to my other overdue April mamas. No offense to the May folk but I am not too happy to be here. I am 41w4d today. I tried to induce with castor oil yesterday, two 2 oz. doses 4 hours apart, and that got contractions going but they fizzled out. I really really thought I'd be holding my baby by now :( The plan for today is lots and lots of nipple stim. I don't want to have to go for the overdue ultrasound tomorrow and our kids have already been at grandma's for two nights and I don't want them to be there past Tues. or Wed. As my MW said (who went overdue with all 4 of her's) this is like the 'ninth ring of hell.' I couldn't agree more.
April Showers Bring May Flowers..
I went to 41w9d with ds4 it is horrid. I would rather have teeth drilled without being numb ! It made me crazy with everyone calling to see if baby came yet (even though they were planning on attending the birth) and of course my MIL was freaked out something was wrong with baby. 13 days post date and he came out all peeling wrinkly and what not. but perfect and fast. I hope today is the day for you! sending baby vibes your way from everyone here
Sorry the castor oil didn't work out Taryn :(
I'm 41w today and no sign of baby yet. I did lose a little mucous this morning, but just a little bit. Still, it's something new, in addition to the 2.5 weeks of intermittent contractions and cramping. This is the most pregnant I've ever been.. crazy. In amusing news, though, I've now covered the entire year with pregnancy. Over the course of my 3 kiddos, I've been pregnant every day of the year
I thought of joining the May club, but I was "due" 3 different days of 4/10, 4/15 and 4/18. Thankfully my midwives are using the last date, but I really didn't think I'd go all the way to May! All of my kiddos have been late, with the latest being 19 days over. So this kiddo hasn't broken that record...yet. I'm 2 weeks over today, and super cranky. Do the pregnant hormones just triple when you're this overdue?
41 weeks here. Not really cranky, but then again I am used to late ones. My other 3 children have all been late; my last one was born at 43 weeks 4 days. I'm really surprised that everyone seems to be trying to induce themselves, even though Mothering is about doing things the "natural" way. Not judging; I just find it interesting. I've never tried messing with when my labor comes. I just wait.
Anyway. I have been telling the babe to wait until at least 5-15 so my husband will be done teaching for the year, and will have a more flexible schedule, so I can have more help with the new babe. Hope she's listening! :D
Absolutely! I can't have a homebirth after 43 weeks, although I would be fine with it. So we're trying home methods of inducing, which won't work if I'm not ready anyway. Acupuncture works with your body and its cues. The only thing I get when it's not time yet is contractions that don't produce a baby. Anyway, I'm hopeful that it will be soon. I woke up with all this energy and a need to clean/organize my house one last time. I'm not getting much done since I have to rest every 10 minutes, but hey, I'm 42 wks and 3 days, so it's ok.
I went in for a biophysical profile yesterday, which baby passed with flying colors, yay! The ultrasound did estimate him to be 10.9 lbs, but my midwife said she thinks he's closer to 10 lbs. So, I also get to put aside all the 0-3 month clothes, cause it doesn't look like he'll fit them anyway.
Crossing fingers that something happens soon. And I have to have him by Monday, cause otherwise it's hospital time! Truthfully, I'm not nervous and I feel that he is fine. It's the people around me who are making me nervous. If I get told how "brave" I am one more time, I might have to punch someone! Yeah, I have lots of hormones now. :)