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post #161 of 303

I'm still here too...was due yesterday (but who's keeping track, right? ;) )

 

I feel like my prodromal contractions have disappeared, which is a little discouraging. With my daughter they went on for a few days and then real labor kicked in...now I just feel really "normal," which is not how I expected to feel in the days before baby arrived...so it makes me think that baby is not about to arrive in the next few days. I had no intuition that this would be a July baby---that could blow my mind!

 

Had a midwife appointment this morning and she did a NST to make sure all is well (birth center policy) and it was, so I made my appointment for next week hoping I won't make it because I will be home with my already born baby! Thinking positive! Trying to be "cool" and remember that each day is bringing me closer to the baby, and that he/she will be here soon enough, but I am getting so ready to meet this one. I feel like I'm in a holding pattern...my mom is here being a huge help with my daughter so I can rest and nest, but it also makes me feel a little pressured to entertain and do things that are for her, so she doesn't feel like hired help. We've been shopping, and visited some of her family, and that kind of thing, but I'm wondering if her presence might be stopping me up a little at this point. It's certainly stopping DH & I from having sex as much as I'd like to! Midwife today said 2x a day! Ha! I'd be game, but my poor guy is pooped after an evening rounding up our daughter and helping out so much...

 

Sigh...

 

Feeling too great to have a baby any time soon--sounds like a good problem to have, but dang I could go for some cramps or back pain right about now. Give me a sign! praying.gif

post #162 of 303

I'm not a frequent poster, but I'm still here. My due date is thursday which is the same as a couple of you. I often find this waiting difficult for my emotions. Sometimes I feel ready, other times I'm not so sure, and then other times just wishing I knew when he was going to make his arrival.

post #163 of 303

i guess i hardly post here too. i am still here. not "due" until wednesday. i see my acupuncturist tomorrow though. she thinks she can help. she really thought the baby would be born over the weekend. i think i don't feel safe enough for labor to get going been having lots of prodromal labor it starts it stops it starts it stops. i just need to feel safe so i can relax enough and have this baby.

post #164 of 303

Barefoot! I felt totally that way up until the moment I went into labor the evening before my due date. My older boys had left camping with my parents. I was home alone. Already clean house. Everything ready for baby. Felt NO signs that baby was coming soon and feeling a little miffed about it. I even went into work on Friday when they called to see if I might (I'm very part time on call) as I was SO bored!  Well, I went into labor right after getting home and baby was here a few hours later!

post #165 of 303

I just got back from the hospital...We decided to go when contractions were so bad that I couldn't walk through them and almost as soon as we got to the hospital everything stopped! banghead.gif

 

SO embarassing.

post #166 of 303

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Barefoot! I felt totally that way up until the moment I went into labor the evening before my due date. My older boys had left camping with my parents. I was home alone. Already clean house. Everything ready for baby. Felt NO signs that baby was coming soon and feeling a little miffed about it. I even went into work on Friday when they called to see if I might (I'm very part time on call) as I was SO bored!  Well, I went into labor right after getting home and baby was here a few hours later!

Yeah, I didn't feel much in the way of signs either. The day I went into labor, I didn't feel any different than I had the days leading up to it--in fact, I'd had a few contractions earlier in the week but none on that day at all. I felt kind of crummy for a little while before my water broke, was all, but that was hardly unique to that day!
 

 

post #167 of 303
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Barefoot! I felt totally that way up until the moment I went into labor the evening before my due date. My older boys had left camping with my parents. I was home alone. Already clean house. Everything ready for baby. Felt NO signs that baby was coming soon and feeling a little miffed about it. I even went into work on Friday when they called to see if I might (I'm very part time on call) as I was SO bored!  Well, I went into labor right after getting home and baby was here a few hours later!



This actually makes me feel better since other than twinginess and achiness, I haven't had any super "labor is coming" signs. Perhaps this will be me - it'll just happen even though I don't feel it coming. That would be wonderful!

 

I have my next midwife appt. tomorrow. I was hoping to not have to make the drive (she's 45 minutes away) as I'll be 40+3 then, but so far it's looking like I will. I'm not sure if I'll have to go weekly now or what now that I'm past 40 weeks. I will say that I'm so happy that I don't automatically risk out of my home birth at 42 weeks - that makes me feel tons better. I will have to do a NST if I'm still preggo then, but I can deal with that!

post #168 of 303

I'm having a bit of a rough morning.  In the last couple of weeks I've gone from having occasional twinges of pain in my hip when I wake up to barely being able to hold weight on my right leg.  So right now I make a pretty pathetic sight, hobbling around clutching the walls to get to the bathroom and back.  This morning was extra rough, and I ended up having a self-pity party and bawling all over DH's pajamas.  He took it pretty well - he's been so great with me the last few months - but now that the storm has passed I just feel dumb for being so emotional. 

 

I'm really not doing well with this whole idea of "letting go".  Any chance of getting a baby-itinerary, so I know what the heck is going on?  :)

post #169 of 303

Ugh, I'm still pregnant.  I wasn't really sure of my dates so I'm probably not even past 40 weeks, but I feel VERY done.  I am so uncomfortable and I am getting kind of lonely because nobody ever has anything to say to me other than "Any baby?!" and I am just really, really grumpy.  I'm feeling super tired in the daytimes, almost like the first trimester all over again, anyone else like that?  It's probably because sleeping at night is nearly impossible.

post #170 of 303
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I'm having a bit of a rough morning.  In the last couple of weeks I've gone from having occasional twinges of pain in my hip when I wake up to barely being able to hold weight on my right leg.  So right now I make a pretty pathetic sight, hobbling around clutching the walls to get to the bathroom and back.  This morning was extra rough, and I ended up having a self-pity party and bawling all over DH's pajamas.  He took it pretty well - he's been so great with me the last few months - but now that the storm has passed I just feel dumb for being so emotional. 

 

I'm really not doing well with this whole idea of "letting go".  Any chance of getting a baby-itinerary, so I know what the heck is going on?  :)



I assure you that you're not the only one. I feel like my brain has been hijacked by some super emotional crazy person! It's so not fun and my DH has not been taking it well. He's about to bury me in the backyard I think. I'm sorry you're in so much pain. Is a massage or chiropractic appt. an option for you right now? I've been doing regular chiropractic this pregnancy and I've felt so much more functional than I was with my first pregnancy.


 

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Ugh, I'm still pregnant.  I wasn't really sure of my dates so I'm probably not even past 40 weeks, but I feel VERY done.  I am so uncomfortable and I am getting kind of lonely because nobody ever has anything to say to me other than "Any baby?!" and I am just really, really grumpy.  I'm feeling super tired in the daytimes, almost like the first trimester all over again, anyone else like that?  It's probably because sleeping at night is nearly impossible.


I can really relate to this. I've been extremely grumpy, especially when people ask about signs of impending birth. I mean, really, do I look like I'm psychic people? I have been way tired during the day, which does not pair well with my job! DH caught me dozing on the couch this morning while sitting straight up. I feel like no matter what I do I just can't get enough sleep. I'm so nervous about entering my birthing time and not having energy to actually birth!

 

post #171 of 303

Very sleepy here too and I just got up from a nap.  Today, I feel so much like my head is in a fog, and I can't keep thoughts straight, or be productive and yes, becoming grouchy is very easy.  I had an appointment with one of my midwives today, and it was good. I declined the cervix check because I figure if I am dialating, I will be pre-maturely excited and impatient.  And if there is no dialation, I will be depressed and start worrying.  They will do an NST when I have my appointment next week, if we last that long. 

 

We are all a rather sorry lot now, huh.  I am sorry for those in such pain.  LL Tinkerbell, any new developments for you?  It sounds like you might be waiting the longest now!

post #172 of 303

Still here...40 weeks and 4 days, the most I have ever been pregnant!  I feel fine really, but I have to decide if I'm going to let my OB sweep my membranes tomorrow at my appointment.  I will face an induction early next week anyway, so I'm kind of leaning towards giving it a try.  Last time I consented to the sweep but then my water broke and I had no contractions and ended up on pitocin.  At least this time I know that's a possibility and I know not to head in so early.

post #173 of 303

Thanks for the sympathy, swimming-duck.  :)   I haven't been to a chiropractor yet because until this started I'd actually been feeling pretty good, and part of me doesn't want to acknowledge that I might still be pregnant tomorrow, and the next day, and the next... so I've been putting off looking for a chiro and making an appointment.  Nothing like blind optimism to get me through. 
 

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I am so uncomfortable and I am getting kind of lonely because nobody ever has anything to say to me other than "Any baby?!" and I am just really, really grumpy.


Lonely is a good word.  I can count on one hand the number of conversations I've had in the last month that didn't involve my belly or my baby.  DH and I went out to dinner for our anniversary last weekend, and the waiter *didn't ask me about my pregnancy*!  I was shocked, I wanted to hug him.  The worst is people we're close to asking if I've given birth yet.  One of my closest friends, the woman who was maid of honor at my wedding and will be godmother to my child, pulled this one on me the other day, and I was flabbergasted.  Seriously, do you really think we wouldn't tell you?  And if you *don't* think that, then what the fork?  DH had someone at work ask the other day.  He was like, dude, you know if she'd had the baby *I wouldn't be here*. 

 

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I declined the cervix check because I figure if I am dialating, I will be pre-maturely excited and impatient.  And if there is no dialation, I will be depressed and start worrying. 

 

I did the same thing at my last appointment, and for the same reasons!  Lots of people (seriously, LOTS of people.  Why on earth would a stranger ask about my cervix?  I dunno, but it's happened) have asked me if I've started dilating yet, and seem disappointed when I tell them I don't know, and since I'm not in labor it doesn't really matter, anyway. :-P

 

I just tried taking a bath to relax, only to find out that the little half-sized water heater we have in our apartment isn't big enough to actually fill the tub.  How absurd is that?  I can't wait to move into our house next month...

 

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Still here...40 weeks and 4 days, the most I have ever been pregnant!  I feel fine really, but I have to decide if I'm going to let my OB sweep my membranes tomorrow at my appointment.  I will face an induction early next week anyway, so I'm kind of leaning towards giving it a try.  Last time I consented to the sweep but then my water broke and I had no contractions and ended up on pitocin.  At least this time I know that's a possibility and I know not to head in so early.


I'm planning on talking to my MW about a sweep at my next appointment.  Can you (and/or anyone else who's had it done) try to describe what it feels like?  The most memorable description I've heard is that it's like having your tonsils pulled out through your nose, which, while... graphic... doesn't help much.  :)  Just hoping to get an idea of what to expect.

post #174 of 303

i will be 42 wks tomorrow. i have a biophysical u/s & midwife apt. set for friday, but i hope i don't get there. i have 0 contractions and no sign of any plug. baby is still moving around happily. i have been walking, dtd daily, drinking tons of rrl tea, i just finished a tincture that was full of herbs to help bring on labor, i'm seeing my chiro 2x a week and she is doing pressure points to help rippen the cervix. i may run out and get some epo and start that as well. at this point with ds i was being seen through a birth center and had a u/s that determined low fluid so the hb we had been anticipating was ruled out. my midwife this time assured that won't happen unless there is a danger to me or the baby, i feel good for being this pg. just the normal complaints.

post #175 of 303
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I'm planning on talking to my MW about a sweep at my next appointment.  Can you (and/or anyone else who's had it done) try to describe what it feels like?  The most memorable description I've heard is that it's like having your tonsils pulled out through your nose, which, while... graphic... doesn't help much.  :)  Just hoping to get an idea of what to expect.



It really didn't hurt at all last time!  I was already 3.5 cm at the time, so maybe that's why?  If I am still only 1 cm tomorrow I bet it will be slightly more uncomfortable.  When my OB did it last time I asked her if it was going to hurt, and she said it was just going to be like a rough internal exam...that's really what it felt like.  Just like she was going up a little further and a little rougher than a normal cervix check.  I was kind of crampy afterwards for a few hours, and although most of the time it works within 24 hours if it's going to work it took about 48 for me.

post #176 of 303

Still here too! Was due on the 25th. As of last Friday I was 3-4 cm's dilated and 80% effacted! I've also lost my mucus plug. Just waiting for this little one to decide it's his/her time!!!

post #177 of 303
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It really didn't hurt at all last time!  I was already 3.5 cm at the time, so maybe that's why?  If I am still only 1 cm tomorrow I bet it will be slightly more uncomfortable.  When my OB did it last time I asked her if it was going to hurt, and she said it was just going to be like a rough internal exam...that's really what it felt like.  Just like she was going up a little further and a little rougher than a normal cervix check.  I was kind of crampy afterwards for a few hours, and although most of the time it works within 24 hours if it's going to work it took about 48 for me.


My midwife did sweep the membranes last Friday at my appt. It wasn't uncomfortable to me. It gave me a heavy feeling afterwards and some stronger contractions for a bit. But it didn't bring me into labour yet!!

 

post #178 of 303
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Originally Posted by weliveintheforest View Post

Ugh, I'm still pregnant.  I wasn't really sure of my dates so I'm probably not even past 40 weeks, but I feel VERY done.  I am so uncomfortable and I am getting kind of lonely because nobody ever has anything to say to me other than "Any baby?!" and I am just really, really grumpy.  I'm feeling super tired in the daytimes, almost like the first trimester all over again, anyone else like that?  It's probably because sleeping at night is nearly impossible.




I hear ya...I have only seen one friend in the past two weeks because of the "any baby?!" yet, and due to having PUPPP really bad I'm basically staying inside as much as I can. I feel like a huge grump too and like you, I am super tired in the daytime as in the first trimester. I sleep until noon, wake up for an hour or two and go back to sleep until about six, then I'm up until 2 or 3am.

 

Here's to being grumps and I hope you all have your babies in your arms very soon! grouphug.gif

post #179 of 303
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Originally Posted by nikie23 View Post

I'm planning on talking to my MW about a sweep at my next appointment.  Can you (and/or anyone else who's had it done) try to describe what it feels like?  The most memorable description I've heard is that it's like having your tonsils pulled out through your nose, which, while... graphic... doesn't help much.  :)  Just hoping to get an idea of what to expect.



 

I had one done on friday and one done yesterday. I think it depends on who is doing it and how vigorous they are because the one on friday was very quick and did not hurt at all - it just felt like a normal exam with a bit of a motion to it but the one yesterday did have some pain to it. I don't know how to describe it other than it felt like exactly what it is - she stuck her finger(s) in my cervix and i swooped them around. It's like a rough exam that lasts a bit longer (about 30 seconds). As long as you don't tense up and try to relax and breathe deep it's very tolerable. I did bleed after both for a few hours but had no spotting by the next day. Good luck to you :)

post #180 of 303

Woke up feeling intermittently crampy at 5:30am, woke up DH at 6:45 to DTD (read: harvest his homegrown prostaglandins smile.gif), had bloody show right after, and have been having 30 sec crampy waves every 3-5 min for the past 1.5 hours.  Cautiously thinking this may be the day!  I was due the 25th, so that makes today... 40+4. 

 

New moon tomorrow night, ladies!  Also, an astrologist friend has informed me that on Friday, the moon slips into Cancer, the childbirth sign... Bet there are lots more babies on their way this week!

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