or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Archives › Pregnancy and Birth Archives › Due Date Clubs 2009 - 2012 › May 2011 › The. Fabulous. May. Chat. Thread. Week 3.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The. Fabulous. May. Chat. Thread. Week 3. - Page 2

post #21 of 95

Day! Woohoo! Hoping for you that she's broken all your records she intends to break!

 

BHappy, I haven't heard of expressing colostrum in advance either. I actually had a nightmare REALLY early in this pg where I had my little dude but had somehow forgotten to nurse him for 3 days post partum - he was just fine, but I was flipping out about his little intestines not getting the colostrum! Lol... so grateful he was still in my belly when I woke up. BUT... I couldn't express diddly at this point! I'm always amazed to hear that some mamas have colostrum and or milk before the baby arrives - I never have, not even a little bit!

 

L&K & Evergreen, for all my talk with how "easy" labor was with my son, the back labor with my dd still has me freaked out - I will occasionally have twinges that give me flashbacks to that and I was sort of surprised at how nervous they made me. I keep telling myself that having a tub will be the key to helping me cope if things go that way. I hope I'm right!! I was also really blessed to have relatively quick labors - I have NO idea how so many of you (Day!!) have made it through long labors, with or without pain meds!! I really don't think I could've gone much longer with my dd.

 

Gwendolyn, I hope you were able to get some rest and relief from your legs driving you crazy! Vent all you want! :)

 

Mija y Mijo, Thanks for the well wishing with the move - I'm trying to dissuade dh from taking on a fairly major remodeling project for a couple of months even as I type. The man is a maniac when I least expect it or have the patience for it! lol.gif

 

Can I just say how comforting it is to hear other mothers of two wondering what on earth our bodies are doing as well? Lol... it just seems like we'd know by now, doesn't it? But with everyone telling me (us?) constantly that third babies are the 'wildcard births' it's hard for me to take anything that feels 'normal' seriously, yk? The number of contractions - that I'm sure are BHs - that I have to stop and think about & occasionally breathe through, stop walking or find something to support me through, increase every day, so that's encouraging but they don't follow any kind of pattern or keep me awake. Really, based on past experience I think I've had all the bloody show I'm going to have. When my mom had me (I'm her third) her water broke first and then she had the shortest, fastest labor of any of us, which for me would be so different than both of my current two who lasted the same 7.25 hours, with my water not breaking until seconds before they crowned (that *pop* made me laugh! nice champagne cork effect!) and the idea of laboring without the cushion of the bag of waters kind of freaks me out! I was somewhat reassured to read that some of you really didn't feel like there was much difference either way!

 

Day, it's been around 3 hours (I think) since your last post! Thinking of you!! goodvibes.gif

post #22 of 95
Quote:
Originally Posted by prothyraia View Post

 Bending over to pick stuff off the floor, or trying to do dishes with this giant belly and these short little arms (I feel like a t-rex) is not really happening these days.



ROTFLMAO.gif I am so going to start roaring and flailing every time I can't reach something. You just made my day.

post #23 of 95
Quote:
Originally Posted by lizzie View Post

Day! Woohoo! Hoping for you that she's broken all your records she intends to break!

 

Day, it's been around 3 hours (I think) since your last post! Thinking of you!! goodvibes.gif


My labor stalled at a little after that last post. I am hoping things pick up again soon. My friend's midwife said it's pretty common but I've never had a labor stall on me before. Guess baby just wants to be very different. And yep, I'm certain it was labor. The contractions kept me awake part of the night. I managed to conk out a couple times and got maybe 4 hours of sleep.

 

post #24 of 95
Day hope things pick back up!

Everyone who wants to be in labor hope things pick up! (including me)

Afm I'm not even going to update this thread except to say I'm still waiting. ElvS all around
post #25 of 95

I am having my hubby blow up the birth pool...so I can float and get pressure off of these legs. Laying down doesn't seem to help me. I might have to exercise today (it actually helps a bit get the blood flowing and warm.

post #26 of 95
Quote:
Originally Posted by dayiscoming2006 View Post




My labor stalled at a little after that last post. I am hoping things pick up again soon. My friend's midwife said it's pretty common but I've never had a labor stall on me before. Guess baby just wants to be very different. And yep, I'm certain it was labor. The contractions kept me awake part of the night. I managed to conk out a couple times and got maybe 4 hours of sleep.

 



Maybe it's giving you a chance to get some more sleep before you have your baby!

 

post #27 of 95

Daisycomig- I hope your labor picks back up again.

 

Gwendolyn- enjoy relaxing in the pool.  I thought of renting one but my last two labors were pretty fast.  Watch this one be super long and I'll wish I had the birth pool.

 

Lizzie- I am right with you with the start/stop spurts of this birth.  Sort of maddening.  With DD1 and DD2, labor was sort of sudden and intense.  I've just had all these puttery days with this baby.  I just want to get things going.  41 weeks today...

 

 

AFM- it's a waiting game still and today is so grey and rainy that I feel like I am in a total funk.  Baby hasn't moved a whole lot today so that is always worrisome- but then I haven't stopped a whole lot either.  He/She usually is quite hyper after supper so we'll see.  I want to try some natural induction type of things other than DTD but I'm just too tired to deal with castor oil.  I have a midwife appt Tues night and if baby still hasn't arrived I will beg for a membrane sweep.  My midwife doesn't take much stock in it but I know for certain it put me into labor when DD1 was nearly 9 days late.

post #28 of 95
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evergreen View Post


Maybe it's giving you a chance to get some more sleep before you have your baby!

 

 

If so, I hope it picks up soon cuz I just took a 3 hour nap. :) I'm just ready to be done now. But, I know I can't make anything happen, so, I'm trying to be patient and relax. Really kinda depressing to go through all that labor and then nothing. Hope the next time it picks up, things go faster. Not sure whether to tell hubby to go to work tomorrow or not. Guess I'll just have to wait and see what happens until then.
 

 

post #29 of 95

Good luck!!

post #30 of 95

baby definitely dropped today!  it's weird feeling all that belly in my lap every time i sit down :)  no signs of labor though... i'm not even feeling any noticeable BH's.  i'm OK with the baby waiting until next week.  the 24th is the date i have picked out in my mind... we'll see if she agrees.  

 

i hope labor picks up again for you soon dayiscoming!  

post #31 of 95

Got a few more casseroles in the freezer today with DH's help.

 

I know it sounds silly but my house is a wreck and I'm in tears.  I was ok and making progress until DH happily reminded me that tomorrow is a full moon. I'm only 38 weeks (and last I checked so high I couldn't even feel my cervix!) so I'm hoping that he doesn't decided to come.  I'm paralyzed realizing that we are so close to having a baby and so far from a neatly organized house...well more organized but it looks less organized because things have been pulled out everywhere (from DH nesting) and I feel helpless to do something.  There are certain things I can't lift to the attic and I don't fit into the third row of our SUV to clean it out any more.  I'm having a difficult time picking stuff up off the floor. I'm getting all crampy picking things up off the floor (this never happeneed with the first two!)

 

Sorry to complain. Just anxiety I guess. 

post #32 of 95
Thread Starter 

camprunner.... hug2.gif i was SO YOU a couple days ago. thankfully derek did a lot of big things for us and i rested up this weekend and i am going to try and keep up on what he's done. we'll see :/

post #33 of 95
Thread Starter 

holy. balls.

if that wasn't a painful contraction i don't know what is. 

 

dh and i dtd last night fully aware that it could be the last time for quite awhile. it was bittersweet...i didn't fall asleep until 1:30 or so, and that was after using the bathroom. 

woken up at 3:08 am (just now) in a full on contraction...i was actually rocking my body when i was waking up and could only lay in bed for a minute, i had to get up and walk this one off. half way through it i felt the urge to use the bathroom again...i'm hoping this is actually the start of something. i know it's still early, but i have been in sooo much pain (like pick my leg up physically to put it on the gas pedal sore) since the membrane sweep (even though it didn't directly hurt at all) and checked myself and i was between 4 and 5 cm the day before yesterday. 

 

i hope you guys are actually sleeping. i'm going to try and get back to sleep. 

post #34 of 95
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evergreen View Post

I got all of the diapers washed and ready to go today!

 

Possibly having BHs. I can't tell. Isn't that crazy considering I've done this before.


Really? this is my first. and every little weird sensation makes me go "what was that!!??" b/c they keep changing in intensity, location, etc.... def not real labor or anything, but some serious tightness and crampiness and weird sensations.  I would love to "know" what exactly is going on but I guess it's all just misc. BG or pre-labor or any number of things I've heard it called... from what I can tell. any little movement I make seems to trigger it both lower and upper abdomen. It's totally uncomfortable... ugh...

 

post #35 of 95
Thread Starter 

i hear you, lulu.

 

no definitely...us second, third, fourth time moms have no idea what's going on... ROTFLMAO.gif

post #36 of 95
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lulu2000 View Post




Really? this is my first. and every little weird sensation makes me go "what was that!!??" b/c they keep changing in intensity, location, etc.... def not real labor or anything, but some serious tightness and crampiness and weird sensations.  I would love to "know" what exactly is going on but I guess it's all just misc. BG or pre-labor or any number of things I've heard it called... from what I can tell. any little movement I make seems to trigger it both lower and upper abdomen. It's totally uncomfortable... ugh...

 



I didn't have a contraction with either of my girls until actual labor. I keep getting these tightning sensations that remind me of early contractions, though, this time. I don't knowif it's just the baby trying to move around or what. I'm really tired and uncomfortable today. Less than 2 weeks til my due date.

post #37 of 95

Still no labor. Super depressing. Really hoping something happens again today. Sounds like some of you may be heading in the direction of labor soon too. Hope that goes well. I'm just feeling really annoyed. This labor stopping thing has never happened to me before and I don't really know what to think about it. I wish I could figure out how to check my cervix. 

post #38 of 95



 

Quote:
Originally Posted by ryleeee View Post

camprunner.... hug2.gif i was SO YOU a couple days ago. thankfully derek did a lot of big things for us and i rested up this weekend and i am going to try and keep up on what he's done. we'll see :/



Thanks. He's helping...we just have different priorities and he doesn't do it "my way". I made him a list for labor and the first thing on it even before removing the kids from the house is to make sure the kitchen actually got cleaned the night before.  All the stuff he's pulled out won't make a difference if the kitchen isn't clean.  He makes us save some food scraps for his chickens and always forgets to take it out there (and he won't let us get a container with a lid)....and I'm terrified of snakes and while the chickens live in a clean area, the area surrounding them is perfect for snakes :(

post #39 of 95

I get help from DH along with grumbling. But, I was kind of sneaky. I gave some friends of ours an open invitation to come over last night and then said I was gonna get up and clean the house. I knew he wouldn't want me to clean all by myself, so, as expected, when I got up, he got up too. We whipped the kitchen, living room and dining room into "acceptable" shape. Then, we rested. They didn't come over, but at least the house is clean now!

 

I bought a new craft project. My little cousin is 12 or so weeks pregnant, so I bought an afghan with plans to cross-stitch Mother Goose pictures on them. It's really cute, and helps me when I'm sitting with my feet propped up from going crazy!

 

Today's the day I predicted for him to come. Don't feel much. Hoping he does though. I'm so beyond ready, and it's starting to affect my attitude. I'm so tempted to throw in the towel and request a RCS. DH is very supportive of my VBA2C though, and doesn't want me giving up unless something shows up on the NST later this week. If it does, we may schedule for Friday. But, let's just hope he comes before then!

post #40 of 95

Oh, anyone else battling nausea?? I didn't even eat dinner last night from the nausea. It comes and goes, but tends to be bad first thing in the morning and at night.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: May 2011
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Archives › Pregnancy and Birth Archives › Due Date Clubs 2009 - 2012 › May 2011 › The. Fabulous. May. Chat. Thread. Week 3.