Originally Posted by CrazyCatLady
I am so ready for labor. Not just sick of pregnancy in that nine month way, I just really feel like it's time to be done soon. I always go very late though, so I am trying to just settle down and relax. But I really do want her out, and soon. Hopefully she will be my wild card and be born at 37 weeks. I can dream anyways!
Fingers crossed for a wild card!!
Originally Posted by Jbouck5
I'm getting a little nervous because I am at 39 weeks and still don't really feel like my body is gearing up for labor very much. I get BHs that are definitely more intense than they were a few weeks ago, and I get crampy at night, and the occasional cervix twinge (I heard this could mean the beginning of dilation?). It all just feels so subtle that I have a hard time believing that anything is getting accomplished. I am getting super antsy and anxious and just want to get the ball rolling! I know most first timers go past their due date (mine is next tuesday) but I am getting impatient dammit!
If it makes you feel any better, I had NO signs of impending labor with my first. No extra cramping, and even my Braxton-Hicks contractions were the same as always. DS didn't engage in my pelvis until several hours into labor. A few days before labor I was only 1cm dilated, and barely effaced. And from the time I felt my first, sad little cramp, until the time I was holding my DS in my arms (with a natural labor), was about 12 hours. Only 6-7 of that was difficult labor. I'm thinking you might just be one of those women who goes quickly. Your body will wait and wait and then... GO TIME! It's easy to get impatient, but just because "nothing" is happening, doesn't really mean much. Some women have no signs and then progress nicely and quickly to the finish line!
Originally Posted by Baby_Cakes
Ha - and I've also BTDT with biting off more than you can chew. I'll get halfway through a huge cleaning purge or organizational task and then all of a sudden wake up and be like OMGGG I HAVE TO FINISH THIS??!??
Originally Posted by greencarnation
Had my 36 week mw visit. Everything is good, though I apparently need more vit C. At least that's easy enough to do. Baby is still hard to place, but they are fairly sure that he is head down on the right. They want my chiro to double check tomorrow, as three opinions are better than two. They did conform that we could try a breech birth, if it came to that. They also agreed that he has dropped! I'm on weekly visits now. I'm getting so close!!!
Here's hoping that your chiro also confirms a head down bebe. And yay for being close!!
Originally Posted by Emerging butterfly
Five more weeks. I think it is unfair to tell me I can't have whatever I want at this point.
It is unfair. I'm with Becky. If you want to subsist solely on bagels and milkshakes, then eat your damn heart out. If you're already "fat," then why not enjoy yourself? I would also just decline the weigh in. If your urine and BP looks good, there's really no point at this juncture, yk? Or you can let her weigh you, but tell her that at this point your weight isn't up for discussion, and you just don't want to know!
Originally Posted by Beckily
Also, Blue Sky Dr. Becker is soooo good! Like Dr. Pepper but with real sugar and much happiness ;)
Ooooooh, I love that stuff! Sounds heavenly. Might have DH pick some up on the way home. All this Dr. Pepper nonsense has been killing me.
Originally Posted by mareseatoats
How soon is too soon to wash baby clothes? I figured washing them too early wouldn't be a lot better than not washing them at all. But my nesting urge so wants to look at and fold baby clothes!
I'm going to wash mine next week. I don't think baby clothes sitting in a drawer for 6 weeks vs. 2 weeks is really going to hurt anything. You're really just washing them to either A) get any chemical residue or other mass market detergents off of the clothes, or B) getting any previous germies off of hand-me-downs. But once they're washed and folded, they're good to go for quite a while, I would think.
AFM -- Had an appointment with the midwife today. I just love her! Bebe is still head down, but still posterior. She seemed totally unconcerned by the posterior positioning, saying that she still thinks this labor will be easier for me (DS was posterior too), and that I clearly have an ample pelvis if I could get his giant head out as my first baby It was nice to hear... I'm so stressed about having a back labor, or a looooong labor. But she seemed completely unconcerned by it. I opted to do the GBS screen today, just to know. It won't affect my HB status at all regardless of the result, and my midwife said it doesn't really change her protocol much either way. She can do IV ABX, but said that most of her clients don't opt to do it.