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post #21 of 50

Still here. 39 weeks 1 day. 

post #22 of 50

Me too.40w4d.positive on the outside(cos it's so much easier that way!) I've gone 13 days over before, and that baby was engaged.This one is not.It's acting confused about how to properly position and keeps going transverse and acynclitic....Line up already!!!! Sheesh! I need to just laugh hysterically for a good 3 days and then I can go into labor.As it is, my jaw is WAY too tight!

post #23 of 50

My latest was 15 days over. The last one was 11 days over. I was thinking that about 8 days over sounded perfect for this one but that is still 2 weeks away. Ugh! I don't remember general late pregnancy being as painful the other times. I think I will go back and read over my old posts just to make sure.

post #24 of 50
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Yeah, ryleee, was totally tiny. She gained 17 lbs but had an over 9 pound baby after getting accosted at the grocery store by people worried she was starving her baby. Meanwhile. I've gained 40 lbs and am expecting a 5 pounder due to placenta issues (that we're keeping a watchful eye on.)

 


my dd was only 5.13 postdate. we had no idea she was going to be small but the PB suspected placental issues. she went from off the charts to 50% percentile in a month and was 100% healthy and strong. rolled from front to back at 6 weeks and held her head pretty much from the beginning! she was just a peanut. small babies are great!

 

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my dd was only 5.13 postdate. we had no idea she was going to be small but the PB suspected placental issues. she went from off the charts to 50% percentile in a month and was 100% healthy and strong. rolled from front to back at 6 weeks and held her head pretty much from the beginning! she was just a peanut. small babies are great!

 


Thank you. That is very comforting. Both of my kids were small, but not tiny, so I was wondering what to expect.

 

post #26 of 50
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Thank you. That is very comforting. Both of my kids were small, but not tiny, so I was wondering what to expect.

 


oh yeah, and it was so obvious to me later that it was placental or uterine issues since she gained so fast from the mama milk after birth. but 9/9 apgars and if fact, when she was born she didn't look "tiny." my doula even had them reweigh her thinking the scale was wrong....and she "lost" an ounce!
this one is supposed to be bigger according to ultrasound and i have no idea what it's going to be like having a "normal" sized baby!

 

post #27 of 50

I'm still here.  39w 1d.  I was so worried about this baby coming before we were ready, and now that I'm ready I have a feeling it's still going to be awhile.  I think all the talk of going early and the fact that DS came at 38w 4d I was anticipating going early with this one...  I really wish I wouldn't have psyched myself up for an early baby, because now I'm not even at my EDD and I'm trying not to get discouraged.  I think the fact that I'm so uncomfortable this time around is adding to my impatience.  eyesroll.gif

post #28 of 50

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post #29 of 50
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I'm still here.  39w 1d.  I was so worried about this baby coming before we were ready, and now that I'm ready I have a feeling it's still going to be awhile.  I think all the talk of going early and the fact that DS came at 38w 4d I was anticipating going early with this one...  I really wish I wouldn't have psyched myself up for an early baby, because now I'm not even at my EDD and I'm trying not to get discouraged.  I think the fact that I'm so uncomfortable this time around is adding to my impatience.  eyesroll.gif


i relate to that. i can't say i'm uncomfortable, really (although the aching hips in the night are a bother). but i've psyched myself up for an early one, too. and i'm at 38w 2d! lol.gif and i'm ready... still, a girl can hope, right? hang in there!!

 

post #30 of 50

Hi!  I'm inching my way towards 42 weeks on Thursday.  My EDD was May 12th.  I didn't go past a due date with my first 2, so this is a new experience.  I'm so thankful that we're planning a homebirth, b/c my midwife is fine with this "lateness" and even seems unattached to the original due date.  I don't always feel so confident though b/c I rarely hear of anyone ever going past 42 weeks.  Seems like there's always an induction involved at that point.

 

Am I wrong to not have my membranes stripped?  I don't want to do this!!   Won't baby just come when he/she is ready?

 

 

post #31 of 50

thankful-mama- Hang in there with your pregnancy.  I went to 41wks+4 and was beginning to worry a whole lot. In the end, I do think the membrane sweep helped put me into full blown labor as I kept having starts/stops and it was driving me completely insane.  My midwife was also super comfortable with my going to 42 weeks but I was not due to my age.

 

Good luck!  The baby will come soon, one way or the other.

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i relate to that. i can't say i'm uncomfortable, really (although the aching hips in the night are a bother). but i've psyched myself up for an early one, too. and i'm at 38w 2d! lol.gif and i'm ready... still, a girl can hope, right? hang in there!!

 



Thanks!  I told myself with this pregnancy I wasn't going to focus on an EDD...  just say early June and be pleasantly surprised if we welcomed baby any sooner.  Yeah, that's worked out really well.  lol.gif

 

I lost my mucus plug and had bloody show this morning...  and while I know it could still be weeks away, at least it's a sign that SOMETHING is happening!!!  

post #33 of 50
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Hi!  I'm inching my way towards 42 weeks on Thursday.  My EDD was May 12th.  I didn't go past a due date with my first 2, so this is a new experience.  I'm so thankful that we're planning a homebirth, b/c my midwife is fine with this "lateness" and even seems unattached to the original due date.  I don't always feel so confident though b/c I rarely hear of anyone ever going past 42 weeks.  Seems like there's always an induction involved at that point.

 

Am I wrong to not have my membranes stripped?  I don't want to do this!!   Won't baby just come when he/she is ready?

 

 



I had my membranes stripped with DS, and while I wouldn't do it again at 38 weeks, I would definitely do it if I went beyond 41 weeks.

post #34 of 50

well, I had my membranes stripped with one baby and still went a whole week later...so, i am not against getting them stripped especially when you are past the due date (it may or may not work).

 

I am at 40 weeks and three days....so ready

 

 

 

 

 

post #35 of 50

I'm getting tired of the life on pause button.I kept planning fun friend distractions and now, I will plan no more! I am focusing on willing this baby to be born!!!!!!! I had early signs of labor ALL day yesterday,then slept well last night.Today, nothing so far.I'm 6 days past my dd now, so it would be a good happy medium to my average lateness to have this baby now!!!! I'm just ready to move on with my/our life already! Of course, that statement throws me into the mind game of maybe this is my only time with this baby,maybe it won't make it out alive,I should appreciate the time I'm having.......I'm REALLY tired of mind games.I'm feeling up tight and I need to let go.

post #36 of 50

I tried to check my OWN cervix and give myself a membrane sweep, lol. I didn't feel my cervix at all, maybe it's still high up there? Or maybe I'm walking around perfectly comfy at 9cm dilated. winky.gif

I'm gonna make an appt with either a massage therapist to do acupressure or an acupuncturist for today.  I'm also using my breast pump to stimulate contractions and took some Goldenseal root.  I'm getting contractions, but no baby yet.  

post #37 of 50

now 40 weeks 4 days. Last night my husband tried some accupressure on my feet to get me going...but here I am the next morning...with nada.

I feel like my belly is just one big bowling ball.

 

Maybe I could get a pedicure to keep my mind off of this and get the toesies pretty while I am at it....

 

I also wish that people would quit asking if I had the baby...."Hello, do you see the baby in my arms?"

 

I am being a big whiney brat.

post #38 of 50

Thankful-mama, I would so be stripping by your point! I'm always so against that until I get to my edd. I did try a stretch and sweep thing a week ago, but it did nothing. I will say that I was so sure things would happen sooner, and yet despite trying very low-key encouragement to the baby to MOVE OUT, that hasn't happened. Kind of leaving me to feel like Baby just really needs this time in there, reagardless of what I want. Happy I didn't do anything stronger than what I did, you know? Since I'll be seeing the doc today I won't be getting checked or anything, but idk what I'd do if I were seeing my mw! With my mom here now, I kind of feel like we need to get things done so she can be helping with post-baby stuff instead of just unpacking stuff! But of course I'm grateful for all of her help.

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Thanks!  I told myself with this pregnancy I wasn't going to focus on an EDD...  just say early June and be pleasantly surprised if we welcomed baby any sooner.  Yeah, that's worked out really well.  lol.gif


I've done exactly the same thing... just kept saying "late May" to everyone for a long time... now I'm all "C'MON!!" Lol! And with my first two I went 40w1d, so for months I was essentially planning for this Sunday, but for the past two weeks I've been so antsy.
 

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I'm getting tired of the life on pause button.I kept planning fun friend distractions and now, I will plan no more! I am focusing on willing this baby to be born!!!!!!! I had early signs of labor ALL day yesterday,then slept well last night.Today, nothing so far.I'm 6 days past my dd now, so it would be a good happy medium to my average lateness to have this baby now!!!! I'm just ready to move on with my/our life already! Of course, that statement throws me into the mind game of maybe this is my only time with this baby,maybe it won't make it out alive,I should appreciate the time I'm having.......I'm REALLY tired of mind games.I'm feeling up tight and I need to let go.


I've had some thoughts like that too.. thinking everything has been so perfect for so long and I have two healthy kids and who am I to think nothing could go wrong? hug2.gif VERY annoying to have things like that dancing around in your head when you're just trying to focus and relax!
 

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I tried to check my OWN cervix and give myself a membrane sweep, lol. I didn't feel my cervix at all, maybe it's still high up there? Or maybe I'm walking around perfectly comfy at 9cm dilated. winky.gif

I'm gonna make an appt with either a massage therapist to do acupressure or an acupuncturist for today.  I'm also using my breast pump to stimulate contractions and took some Goldenseal root.  I'm getting contractions, but no baby yet.  


I can't find my own cervix, but it's just WAY back there. When I got checked I had to bear down to enable my mw to find it! But I like to think I'm much more dilated and on the way and that's what's really going on!
 

 

post #39 of 50

Still baking that baby at 41+1. I thought last night would be "it" because I was FINALLY having contractions, but they petered out after awhile and I was able to go to sleep. I'm having some contractions this morning, so that's great! I was getting worried that I wasn't having any signs of impending labor. I don't usually see the mucous plug until I'm in good, strong labor so I'm not expecting to see that any time soon. But yay! Contractions!

 

I had my midwife do an internal exam at my appointment on Tuesday and apparently my cervix is nice and soft, but that's about it. I'm not counting that 1 cm & 50% effaced at all because it seems like that's what everybody is at this stage in the game! LOL. She is going to come over tomorrow to do a NST, and then we'll schedule a U/S for the BPP some time next week if the baby hasn't come yet. 

 

I've been trying hard to keep my whining in check--some days it's much easier than others! LOL! And I'm not even answering the phone any more. My mom is the worst at calling--meaning she calls every day "just to tell you I love you." Thanks Mom! I know you love me, so please stop calling! Hahaha. Apparently there is a rumor in our congregation that the baby had already been born and the homebirth "went bad"?!?! Oh my, I suppose it doesn't help that I've been ducking out of church attendance this week so I can resist the urge to say something mean and snarky when someone asks (and someone WILL ask): "No Baby Yet?" "You're STILL here?" "We have a trampoline--HAHAHA" Ugh!

post #40 of 50
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is it really possible that some people just go into labor out of the middle of nowhere?

 

with dd my water broke and labor didn;t start until they pumped me full of pit...so i have no idea how this works.

 

alls i know is that i'm pretty raring to go but i've had no cramping, pain...anything other than feeling like a crappy tired pile. it always seems like everybody has these stories of pain or false labor for days or even weeks. so am i deluding myself by thinking i'm going to wake up in the middle of the night like...."ah ha!"

 

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