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post #41 of 109

Going to be 100% honest and say I couldn't come to the club in all this time bc I did not want to get jealous or feel even worse about not having this baby yet!!!! Plus I have been a real neg nelly and didn't need to be spreading the vibe here!! I'm sorry to be so selfish and not supportive. So with that .... CONGRATS TO ALL YOU MAMAS WITH YOUR BABES ON THE OUTSIDE!!!!!

 

There have been so many births!! So many great stories!! I can't believe we have car birth in the club!! SO cool! I looked on the announcements page and I didn't see myself on there. How do I get on? My due date WAS 5/1. I noticed there that there are a lot of us being "late". 

 

I think personally the end of the semester and my baby were in competition with one another. Competition not really right. I do think the babe is holding out for at least my final critique tomorrow morning for drawing. I had my art history exam today. I have my fingers crossed for a C. I had missed a couple of classes due to 4-6 hours of serious contractions a day and Mason having croup all last week! The essay portion is a perfect example of the art of bullshit!! The comparison essay was on 2 pieces I missed the lecture for!! So bad! and funny!! I am going to finish my final drawing project when I get off of here. I am so happy with it! Can't believe I can say that about a drawing!! I am just not doing the self portrait and I am ok with missing those points. I needed to hug and hang with Mason today instead of working on that. Maybe I'll knock my A to a B but I'm ok with it. So babe can come tomorrow afternoon and we can re-coup for a couple of days b4 I take it to the 3D final critique Fri. I just have to polish my 2 rock carvings and will be done! 

 

Oh feels good to be in the home stretch. ok well I've been there but it feels more real. The good news is that the babe is not too big at all and the mw thinks my due date was probably off. I am really feeling it for tomorrow. Mason and I hugged and kissed and told each other how much we loved each other over and over tonight as I laid him down. Could it be that was the last time just the 2 of us? 

post #42 of 109

mama_mich, I feel you. I've had to watch myself very carefully, as the green eyed monster keeps coming out when I see another birth announcement. My "due" date isn't even until Thursday! Hang in there, at least your classes are almost done. I don't know if I could do the classes and pregnancy at the same time.

 

I went to bed smelling like EPO and castor oil last night. Castor oil on the belly, EPO vaginally. Yeah, I was OH SO sexy... Castor oil seemed to help tighten my belly, but I haven't felt much else. I may try to get to the chiropractor this week (had to stop going because I just get too tired and really don't like going anywhere because of the proximity of my belly to the airbag). Headed to the OB this morning. Hopefully she'll just smile, say "You're looking good!" and we'll continue. One of my fears is that I'm gonna get there and she's gonna say, "We tried, we need to schedule a c-section." and I'm gonna give in because of exhaustion and frustration. Also, we've pretty much decided three is our number, and I'm not comfortable with DH getting snipped, so I'm getting my tubes tied, and a c-section really *would* make things easier... ACK QUIT THINKING LIKE THAT!! Sigh... wish me luck!

post #43 of 109
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Originally Posted by camprunner View Post

Full moon a week from tonight smile.gif  Dh made a prediction of Friday the 13th. I'm thinking the full moon sounds better!  It will still be early for me. Anyone else hoping for a full moon baby?



Ha!  My DH made the same prediction!  He (jokingly) said that I should schedule the induction/RCS for that day.  I can't schedule medical procedures on FRIDAY the 13th!!!  I'm not even superstitious...

 

mama_rich, I am with you.  I am sooooo thrilled for all the ladies here who are holding their sweet new babies, but I want to hold my own!!!  I'm fully effaced and 3cm (as of last week's appt.), so it's like let's get this show on the road already!

 

Nothing new here.  Saw a clump of mucus (sorry, TMI) in the toilet yesterday, but I've lost my mucus plug once before.  So, that doesn't really mean much to me.  I've been having contractions on and off, but they aren't painful.  They are all over and wrap around, and they are just intense enough for me to remind myself to relax through them.  But, they aren't painful.  So, I figure they are just BH.  40w4d today.

 

I scheduled my induction.  My OB said that since I am fully effaced and already at 3cm, I was a good candidate for an induction, despite being a VBAC.  It is scheduled for  next Wed., when I'll be 41w5d.  I am given until 41w6d to go into labor on my own, but scheduling it for the day I did gives me the OB I want.  So, baby has 8 days to come on her own.  I hope she does, but if not, I'm just happy that my body made enough progress on its own for me to (initially) avoid a RCS.  I will be a little miffed if I make that induction despite being fully effaced (for nearly 3 weeks now!) and 3cm (for a week so far).

post #44 of 109

Yeah, I lost some mucous plug yesterday and had regular braxton hicks from afternoon until I went to bed. They were coming like every 5-7 mins or so and got more intense but never painful. Woke up this morning and still having BH but their currently irregular. Oh well. I'm just hoping things happen soon. Today would be nice. orngtongue.gif

post #45 of 109
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Yeah i have nothing positive to add right now... I refused to make a doc apt for this week and am developing a nice case of the craziness. Last night I jumped up and down at walmart trying to break my water. I even kicked into a little jog in the mall hall hoping for the same thing. I alternate between ok and pleasant and downright verge of tears. I seriously can't believe people do this more than once. And I had a no complaints smooth pregnancy. The last month sucks to high heaven imho.

I've also avoided the comments till last night I got a.triple take from a walmart employee who told me not once but three times she was pretty sure I was having twins and that since it was my due date it could happen "in a few weeks". Dh restrained me from picking this little old lady up by the throat with one hand Darth Vader style I am not even kidding.
post #46 of 109

I'm glad I'm not the only person who is on edge.  I went for a NST today just to appease my worries.  I ate an orange and had a peanut butter Luna bar and baby was wild and crazy.  So, I passed the NST without a problem.  Then I call my older sister and she can't just say- great to hear the baby is doing well.  Nope, she has to make me feel like crap that I am not conceding to being induced.  No pregnant woman wants to be told that they are putting their baby's life at risk because they are waiting for labor to start naturally.  I haven't even told her I am having a home birth because she will be anything but nice.  My sister called 3x yesterday to ask if I was in labor. Then lots of other people keep phoning.  Right now I pretty much am not picking up the phone anymore.

post #47 of 109
Ugh - hugs to all of you playing the waiting game - it sucks. I went post-date with dd2 and it was torture.
post #48 of 109

seriously!!! do people think they are helping by asking us if the baby is here yet or by giving ANY OPINIONS AT ALL?!

ugh.

 

if someone calls me to ask me if the baby is born yet then i will be pissed!

my mom asked me last night if i was on baby watch yet...i was like wtf does that even mean? i have 2 weeks until my due date, i am pretty sure i am always on baby watch.

 

ughhhhhhhhhhhhh. i am too stressed out to deal with anybody. i have just laid in bed in the dark all morning. sounds productive, right?

technically i have a load of diapers de-funking in the washing machine and i'll hang them out to dry in a bit. and i made an etsy shop. wooo.

post #49 of 109
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Originally Posted by camprunner View Post

Full moon a week from tonight smile.gif  Dh made a prediction of Friday the 13th. I'm thinking the full moon sounds better!  It will still be early for me. Anyone else hoping for a full moon baby?


 

I was wondering when the full moon was this month...  It will be interesting to see how many mamas give birth that night!

 

I'm hoping baby comes the weekend of the 20th (like I get to choose - ha!).  My mom will be back in town then and the midwife that I really like will be back from her vacation by then, too.  My birth kit just arrived and I ordered a new car seat base for our infant seat (babe will be too small for the convertible seat we have).  I just need to go run to the store and get some new snappis and we'll be all set!  Yay!

 

I'm also on a huge organizing kick right now.  I feel like I NEED to sort through about 10 years worth of photographs...  I'm afraid I might start this project and end up making a huge mess just in time for baby to arrive.  We'll see how far I get.  I still have other things to do around the apartment that are more important, so I keep trying to push it out of mind.  The other night I woke up at 2:00 am and HAD to organize the coat close upstairs.  DH was like, "What the heck are you doing?!"  I told him I don't know, but I just have to do it.  lol.gif

 

I'm sorry some of you are having to wait so long to meet your little ones!  I haven't gone past my EDD before, and I know how ready I was feeling when my babies did arrive.  I can't imagine playing the waiting game that much longer!!!  I hope things get going for all of you soon!

post #50 of 109

ugh. greensad.gif

 

i'm so out of it today. tired. spacey. somewhat nauseated. there's a smell in my kitchen that's making me want to puke.gifand i can't find it.

 

ick.

 

 

post #51 of 109

alright i'm done complaining.

obviously people are going through much more serious things than i am right now...

 

 

i've got 32 bumgenius diapers on the line drying after doing a good de-funk. i have the rest of the diapers and some prefolds and inserts in going through a de-funk too...i'm pretty sure i'll be doing laundry like all night...i never realized just how MANY inserts and prefolds we have...holy smokes. my plan is to get everything ready (like inserts in the diapers and ready to go) today. 

 

it's a beautiful day.

 

oh, and i had a free chiro adjustment today for the first time in 2 years, it was AMAZING.

he adjusted my neck where my sinuses line up, so i should kick this cold, adjusted my back where my digestive tract and stomach line up, so i should be more regular (not that this was a huge problem) and won't deal with acid reflux as much (THANK THE GOOD LORD), and adjusted my hips so i can walk and birth better...my right leg was 3/4 of an inch shorter than my left! holy. i felt SO GOOD walking out of there. 

post #52 of 109

I think I'm going to have to start working and surfing exclusively from my laptop soon.  My feet are turning all sorts of colors and swelling when I set upright or stand for too long.  Today one turned so purple it was almost black and I flipped and DH sort of did too.  He told me to go prop my feet and he would do the house work. joy.gif So I did and texted my midwife who said that I should just keep propping since they get better when I prop them up.  

 

Things around the house are finally shaping up but would go faster if I could help more.  Baby clothes are almost washed! Maybe I will get the diapers done soon. Laundry is my thing since I can sit with feet propped and fold.  I am planning to spend the first two weeks in chemical free sposies this time so that I don't have so much stress. My post partum period went so bad last time, I swear I think I may have a little PTSD from it so I'm going to take it easy time.  I do have to say that I've never liked sposies so I'm going to have the cloth ready in case I'm up to it or get tired of the sposies.
 

 

 

 

I could have told you this by looking at your pics on FB smile.gif Too many is better than two few though...just don't go more than 2-3 days without washing or they won't all fit in the dryer.  I have a HUGE tote of diapers and had no idea how many there were until I started looking. For some reason this time, I was thinking I needed more diaper inserts...until I started stacking and counting.  I had forgotten that I had two different kinds last time. 

 

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Originally Posted by ryleeee

i've got 32 bumgenius diapers on the line drying after doing a good de-funk. i have the rest of the diapers and some prefolds and inserts in going through a de-funk too...i'm pretty sure i'll be doing laundry like all night...i never realized just how MANY inserts and prefolds we have...holy smokes. my plan is to get everything ready (like inserts in the diapers and ready to go) today.  

 


Yeah...I've penciled this little guy in for May 26th lol.gif

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Originally Posted by mija y mijo View Post

 

I'm hoping baby comes the weekend of the 20th (like I get to choose - ha!).  My mom will be back in town then and the midwife that I really like will be back from her vacation by then, too.  My birth kit just arrived and I ordered a new car seat base for our infant seat (babe will be too small for the convertible seat we have).  I just need to go run to the store and get some new snappis and we'll be all set!  Yay!

 

I'm also on a huge organizing kick right now.  I feel like I NEED to sort through about 10 years worth of photographs...  I'm afraid I might start this project and end up making a huge mess just in time for baby to arrive.  We'll see how far I get.  I still have other things to do around the apartment that are more important, so I keep trying to push it out of mind.  

post #53 of 109
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Originally Posted by ryleeee View Post

alright i'm done complaining.

obviously people are going through much more serious things than i am right now...

 

 

i've got 32 bumgenius diapers on the line drying after doing a good de-funk. i have the rest of the diapers and some prefolds and inserts in going through a de-funk too...i'm pretty sure i'll be doing laundry like all night...i never realized just how MANY inserts and prefolds we have...holy smokes. my plan is to get everything ready (like inserts in the diapers and ready to go) today. 

 

it's a beautiful day.

 

oh, and i had a free chiro adjustment today for the first time in 2 years, it was AMAZING.

he adjusted my neck where my sinuses line up, so i should kick this cold, adjusted my back where my digestive tract and stomach line up, so i should be more regular (not that this was a huge problem) and won't deal with acid reflux as much (THANK THE GOOD LORD), and adjusted my hips so i can walk and birth better...my right leg was 3/4 of an inch shorter than my left! holy. i felt SO GOOD walking out of there. 


I'm with you. 

 

I just finished washing all my diapers and folded them last night.  They are all in a little pile on my dresser ready for use.  I can't wait for dh to put up a clothesline outside so I can hang dry more of our laundry.  My baby clothes are put away and I have everything ready for my homebirth.

 

It's a gorgeous day out here as well...our trees are finally starting to bloom(I live in Alaska...spring comes late and its amazing how quickly we go from no leaves to full leaves...it's amazing and wonderful).

 

I also went to the chiro...I LOVE my chiro.  Hopefully it'll help my digestion. 

 

post #54 of 109

My OB wasn't available so I had an appointment with the midwife. We had a nice talk about where to go from here. She said if I make it to next week, we'll schedule a NST, which they do for all their 41 weekers. She said if the NST is ok, we'll just watch and wait. She said at 42 weeks we need to schedule something, but it doesn't mean that we have to throw in the towel that day, just have to have something on the books. I think if I hit 42 weeks, *I'll* be fed up. Especially since we've decided this is our last biological baby now.

 

So, after the appointment, we (my sister and I) dropped off DD's urine specimen (they think she may have a UTI/kidney infection), went to the farmer's market, then picked up the kids from my mom and went home. When they laid down for a nap, I listened to the hypnobabies fear release and it made me feel a lot better.

 

I can't believe how many birth announcements I had to fish through to find this chat thread! Seeing all the sweet baby photos are making me happy. I can't wait to see Josiah's picture up with all your cuties!

post #55 of 109

I am wishing I hadn't switched from the OB who wanted to induce me a week and a half before the EDD to the ones who don't induce before 42 weeks besides in the event of emergencies. I do have a ton of stuff to do, but I am starting to get over being pregnant and don't know if I can handle a possible 5 more weeks of this!  It would also give me a "deadline" to get everything done instead of being a procrastinator....

 

But seriously, I don't want an induction. I want a happy healthy (easy!) home birth. Somewhere between 39.5 and 40.5 weeks gestation would be great though.

post #56 of 109

I'm with you, Evergreen.

 

I will be miffed if I make it to my induction next week, because if I was going to have an induction, I would've rather had it earlier and spent more time with my baby OUTSIDE my womb.  I mean, an induction/RCS (b/c that is still a possibility) is an induction/RCS no matter if it's at 40w4d or 41w5d.  I think I'll feel a bit foolish if I make it to my induction.  My body didn't go labor with DD, why would I have expected it to do so with this baby?  It may not be the most optimistic line of thinking, but really, in my situation, I think it is the most realistic.  My OB has been great and hasn't pressured me at all.  He knows I've been in significant pain this entire pregnancy due to SPD, so he gave me the option of scheduling my induction for this past Monday (since I'd be past my due date then).  But, I was like, I'm fully effaced!!!!  And 3cm!!!!  2 membrane strippings, 2x/week chiro visits (for 2 weeks now), EPO and RRL, ball sitting/rolling/bouncing, more sex than we had when we were trying to get pregnant ... and I'm still sitting here, waiting.

 

At this point, I'm just going to plan on making the most of the time between now and my induction next Wednesday.  I've stopped looking for labor signs, because EVERY twinge was becoming a labor sign. lol.gif  I figure, there's no need to be on high alert all the time.  I hope my body decides to do this on its own, but I've accepted the fact that I will most likely need the induction.  I'm just beyond thrilled that my body is making enough progress on its own that an induction is even an option.  I'm going to focus on the trees rather than the forest. smile.gif

post #57 of 109
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Originally Posted by Evergreen View Post
 Somewhere between 39.5 and 40.5 weeks gestation would be great though.


that's what i'm hoping for too... if i could choose my date, it would be the 24th.  then dd1 and dd2 would both have their birthday's on the 24th :)  i'll be 39+4 so it's not too early.  my due date is the friday of memorial day weekend and i would really prefer to have her before then.  i'd rather spend my night in the hospital during the week than over the weekend... especially a holiday weekend!  

 

i should be all ready for baby by the end of the week.  diapers and clothes are washed, i'm cleaning out my car today and i'll probably go ahead and install the carseat.  i'd like to stall a little longer because it means turning dd1 around FF and for some reason that's a really hard thing for me.  but we can't fit two RF seats in our car.  and i want to take my car to the hospital on saturday for their car seat inspection... apparently this hospital really checks your seat when you leave and i don't want any hold ups when we're trying to take baby home! 

 

oh, and i looked up the full moon this month... it's tues the 17th... it will be interesting to see how many people go into labor that day!

post #58 of 109

Going to the chiro this afternoon. Hopefully that might get me aligned for baby to wanna come out. LOL I'm actually looking forward to it. It's $40 a session here and I'm not rich enough to go as much as I really need (probably at least once a week) but oh well. 

 

Here's hoping I see baby sooner rather than later. :)

post #59 of 109
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I'm with you, Evergreen.

 

I will be miffed if I make it to my induction next week, because if I was going to have an induction, I would've rather had it earlier and spent more time with my baby OUTSIDE my womb.  I mean, an induction/RCS (b/c that is still a possibility) is an induction/RCS no matter if it's at 40w4d or 41w5d.  I think I'll feel a bit foolish if I make it to my induction.  My body didn't go labor with DD, why would I have expected it to do so with this baby?  It may not be the most optimistic line of thinking, but really, in my situation, I think it is the most realistic.  My OB has been great and hasn't pressured me at all.  He knows I've been in significant pain this entire pregnancy due to SPD, so he gave me the option of scheduling my induction for this past Monday (since I'd be past my due date then).  But, I was like, I'm fully effaced!!!!  And 3cm!!!!  2 membrane strippings, 2x/week chiro visits (for 2 weeks now), EPO and RRL, ball sitting/rolling/bouncing, more sex than we had when we were trying to get pregnant ... and I'm still sitting here, waiting.

 

At this point, I'm just going to plan on making the most of the time between now and my induction next Wednesday.  I've stopped looking for labor signs, because EVERY twinge was becoming a labor sign. lol.gif  I figure, there's no need to be on high alert all the time.  I hope my body decides to do this on its own, but I've accepted the fact that I will most likely need the induction.  I'm just beyond thrilled that my body is making enough progress on its own that an induction is even an option.  I'm going to focus on the trees rather than the forest. smile.gif


I totally understand where you are coming from! There is still so much time for you, though! I hope she comes soon. It sounds like you are doing everything.

 

post #60 of 109

Ohhhh! And I am so excited about this!!!! Since this is the 'chat thread' I am going to put it here even though it doesn't have much to do with pregnancy...

 

I am going to visit my new apartment on the 20th!! Yeah, it's 3.5-4 hours away and 9 days before my edd but I can't see me having the baby by then. It has 2 bedrooms but more square footage than my current 3 bedroom house. I told her about my 100 lb dog and she says they have a private dog park there- plus another dog in the buliding with the same name. There is a weight room and a pool. It also has a solarium which I can block off and use as my study room/ possibly bedroom. Then I am going to meet some friends who live in the area for coffee. Then either stay with one of them or stay ALONE (for possibly  the last time in a while) at a hotel.

 

 

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