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post #41 of 91

Lynann, keeping my fingers crossed that this is the weekend for you. 

 

EB, sounds like things are getting even better for you. Two midwives and both covered by insurance? Way to go!

I feel a lot more balanced at the end of this day. My body feels like it is more actively progressing towards labor again, and I had a great day with DH who's completely done with school for the time being. We had lunch, set up our new bed, DTD'd, and then did some clothes shopping for DH with DS1. Now were about to have dinner - homemade pizza. Funny how things can change in a day!

post #42 of 91
Thread Starter 

Still no baby for me yet. Things are definitely gearing up though. I lost more of my mucus plug today, some of it in a slight gush this morning. We had a nice relaxing day together just the three of us, and even did some walking around the mall that we were at the weekend I ended up in labor with DS. Just sipping on some sleepytime tea then going to have an early night to try and get some extra sleep. Even DH is feeling like it could really be anytime now. My back ache is slowly getting worse, but I know that is because of the baby's position. Hopefully that means the baby has moved down some more.

 

It would definitely be perfect timing if this little one appears this weekend, but with 10 days until my EDD I'm trying not to get my hopes up too much on an early delivery. I might even end up having to wait until Labor Day weekend.

 

If anything does happen I'll be sure to update you all.

post #43 of 91

Im thinking Labor Day weekend as well- yet if i were having all your symptoms Id be geared up to GO :)  Positive birth thoughts coming your way :)

post #44 of 91
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Still no baby for me yet. Things are definitely gearing up though. I lost more of my mucus plug today, some of it in a slight gush this morning. We had a nice relaxing day together just the three of us, and even did some walking around the mall that we were at the weekend I ended up in labor with DS. Just sipping on some sleepytime tea then going to have an early night to try and get some extra sleep. Even DH is feeling like it could really be anytime now. My back ache is slowly getting worse, but I know that is because of the baby's position. Hopefully that means the baby has moved down some more.



Yeah for more plug !!  All good signs!!!joy.gif

post #45 of 91

Yay for plug! Lol. I wish I was having anything nearly as exciting as losing mucus plug:( I feel like NOthing is happening. It's not that I want to go into labor now so much (though I certainly would not mind), but I'm not feeling any pre labor anything. Just bh contractions ALL the time that don't really mean much.

post #46 of 91

No baby here either. Upsetting morning. DS1 is currently rejecting DH entirely which is getting DH down, which is getting me down, etc. So to defuse some of the negative energy, we went down to Portland today to see if we could find some professional-looking clothes for DH and pick up his uniform - he's starting clinicals next semester - and to give me the chance to walk around in the mall. Of course, it was crazy on the roads and every little down had some crazy festival or parade. Still, when we finally got there we had some decent Indian food, and while the mall was a waste of time, we then went to a nearby park and took a longish walk. On the way back, and ever since, I've been crampy with some backpain and some ctx in the front, etc. which makes me hopeful that maybe this baby will leave on his own.

 

And to make the day perfect, one of my good friends had us all over for dinner. Very relaxing atmosphere and great food. Now, time for bed.

post #47 of 91

Have we heard anything from Krisandthekids? Hope all is well over there.

 

Lynn, losing your mucus plug is exciting! You'll have your baby in no time.

 

AFM - I've been feeling pretty discouraged today. Second day of painful contractions for hours that ease off in early evening. Thought I lost my mucus plug yesterday, but now doubting that. Tired of not being able to do things, or fit in clothes or eat without having terrible acid reflux. Tired of being short tempered. Want to feel like playing with DD. Ready to have the baby. guilty.gif

post #48 of 91

anyone heard from Michelle?  I keep thinking of all the moms home with newborns and hope they are well....

post #49 of 91

mareseatoats, sorry that you're feeling discouraged. I forgot how trying these last weeks/days before birth can be. Hope it will be over for you very soon. hug2.gif

 

nald1, nothing. I was wondering the same thing. Hope she's ok.

 

AFM, the cramping stopped again, and here I am, feeling rather pregnant but not anywhere close to having the baby. I will be 40 weeks on Tuesday, and I have another appt. tomorrow. I know we will have to talk about induction then because they do not like VBAC-women to go much beyond 41 weeks. Not fair, I know, but birth choices in my area are rather slim. And I do still feel good about the provider-group.

Lacking any clear labor signs, we're considering going to the beach today. That should be fun, esp. if we can fit in a small "hike" on the way. 

post #50 of 91


 

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mareseatoats, sorry that you're feeling discouraged. I forgot how trying these last weeks/days before birth can be. Hope it will be over for you very soon. hug2.gif

 

nald1, nothing. I was wondering the same thing. Hope she's ok.

 

AFM, the cramping stopped again, and here I am, feeling rather pregnant but not anywhere close to having the baby. I will be 40 weeks on Tuesday, and I have another appt. tomorrow. I know we will have to talk about induction then because they do not like VBAC-women to go much beyond 41 weeks. Not fair, I know, but birth choices in my area are rather slim. And I do still feel good about the provider-group.

Lacking any clear labor signs, we're considering going to the beach today. That should be fun, esp. if we can fit in a small "hike" on the way. 


Thanks hug.gif  I needed that. I hope we're all holding our babies really soon, too.

 

Michelle posted something in the mamas with babes thread, it sounded like they're doing well but she hasn't been getting a lot of sleep. Hopefully it's just a newborn phase and she is getting lots of rest soon. She sure deserves a break!

 

FischK - I really enjoy your positivity. I'm sorry your cramping slowed down (maybe you're super dilated and labor will be a breeze, though!), that's exactly what's been happening over here, too. I'm really glad you feel good about your provider group, and I hope your appointment goes well. Do you think you'll try "natural" induction methods like Castor oil or having your membranes swept? I have an appointment Tuesday, too, so I'll be thinking of you from way over here near the other Portland.

 

I'm up early (thanks baby) about to run to the store to get things to make bacon and eggs and biscuits for poor DF, who put up with just about the mopiest, snippiest pregnant woman all day yesterday. Also, I really want to eat bacon, eggs and biscuits winky.gif. Kind of trying to decide weather or not to DTD with DF. That's what triggers the painful contractions, and while they seem to be getting more intense with every day and I feel like they must be getting somewhere I don't know if I can handle the inevitable "All pain no gain" feeling at the end of the day. But I have been really enjoying feeling close to DF... I mean, it isn't all about the proglastins. I stayed inside all day yesterday, totally didn't feel like leaving the house, but maybe if I force myself out and about it will help with feeling cheery.

 

Come on Malcolm! We're so ready for you praying.gif

post #51 of 91
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Have we heard anything from Krisandthekids? Hope all is well over there.

 

Lynn, losing your mucus plug is exciting! You'll have your baby in no time.

 

AFM - I've been feeling pretty discouraged today. Second day of painful contractions for hours that ease off in early evening. Thought I lost my mucus plug yesterday, but now doubting that. Tired of not being able to do things, or fit in clothes or eat without having terrible acid reflux. Tired of being short tempered. Want to feel like playing with DD. Ready to have the baby. guilty.gif


Krist said she couldn't post anymore b/c her stalker ex found her here.  But you can PM her  your email address and she will email you I think.  I forgot to do that in the midst of having Finn this week.  I hope she's ok.

 

I'm so sorry ur feeling discouraged, b/c I remember so clearly the feeling.  Malcolm is coming.  He knows when it's time to be born.  Trust in that.  It's hard, oh boy is it hard, but have faith that it will happen (and soon!) and you will feel so much better.  

 

Not to rub salt in the wound (I would never) but I was so looking forward to being done with pregnancy and being postpartum, and it has completely lived up to every expectation!  LOL!  So, just keep your chin up, know that the end is near, and that soon you will no longer be pregnant!!  lol.gif

 

 

 

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anyone heard from Michelle?  I keep thinking of all the moms home with newborns and hope they are well....



Michelle is doing great!  She was/is having computer problems but is fine with baby Ellie!  



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Lacking any clear labor signs, we're considering going to the beach today. That should be fun, esp. if we can fit in a small "hike" on the way. 


OOh have fun at the beach!!  Enjoy!

 

post #52 of 91
Finally watched "Being There" with the kids last night, and you ALL know what THAT means!!! Computer comes down today! DH is having a friend come over who is tool handy to help him out, so we are going to have a cleaning partAY!!!

No signs of anything laborish. DH says to wait till after the new moon...so now I am seeing the moon like an hour glass! My sweet sheepdog has decided that he can no longer sleep on the floor by my side of the bed...no...I keep waking up to him being RIGHT ON the bed and practically right on ME. He is in super guard mode. silly baby....

As the computer is coming down, and I'm not sure when the internet service will move all the wires and whatnot to the other room, I will be gone for a bit...hopefully, I will not be gone while having our buttercup, but if so, will text my due date buddy so ya'll won't be in the dark. And I am totally jazzed about getting to have my baby at home! I never would have guessed.....joy.gif

Love you girls....much. joy.gif
post #53 of 91
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As the computer is coming down, and I'm not sure when the internet service will move all the wires and whatnot to the other room, I will be gone for a bit...hopefully, I will not be gone while having our buttercup, but if so, will text my due date buddy so ya'll won't be in the dark. And I am totally jazzed about getting to have my baby at home! I never would have guessed.....joy.gif

Love you girls....much. joy.gif


Yes, keep us posted!  I will be waiting for that update with baited breath!  I cannot wait to hear all about your beautiful homebirth,  mama.  We love you too!!

post #54 of 91
Hi everyone, I am here, but having to post from my phone, which is a pita. I have been thinking of all of you, and been popping on quickly to see announced births. I wish I could give proper responses to everyone like normal... I felt so supported by you ladies these many months, and I'm missing the chatter and love. I'm sorry to everyone who is still pregnant at this point. I'm exhausted physically (lost more blood than I should have), but my constant pain is so much better. I can walk, roll over, lie down...

I want to post replies! I've just been reading and lurking. Love to you all.
post #55 of 91
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Hi everyone, I am here, but having to post from my phone, which is a pita. I have been thinking of all of you, and been popping on quickly to see announced births. I wish I could give proper responses to everyone like normal... I felt so supported by you ladies these many months, and I'm missing the chatter and love. I'm sorry to everyone who is still pregnant at this point. I'm exhausted physically (lost more blood than I should have), but my constant pain is so much better. I can walk, roll over, lie down...

I want to post replies! I've just been reading and lurking. Love to you all.


SO great to hear from you - and happy you are doing well :)

 

post #56 of 91
Thread Starter 

I'm about ready to give up on this waiting for labor thing, not that I can actually give up the waiting.

 

Last night we decided on an early night. I haven't been sleeping very well for several nights, and so yesterday DH suggested I nap in the afternoon after Church. Well before I could nap I went into super nesting mode and HAD to get everything in our bedroom ready for birth. I removed all the decorative bedding, pillows etc, decluttered and even braided my hair so it would be out of the way. Once I was done I finally managed to get some sleep while DH spent time with DS. However I was still really tired after I got up which is why we decided on an extra early night. We were in bed by 8pm, but I didn't even get the light switched off when I started contracting. They felt different from the previous contractions and were mostly just on my left side, but they were steady even if not very painful. And so started a merry-go-round of guessing if this was the real deal. I truly had no idea. Last time the real labor started with my waters breaking and there was no mistaking post rupture contractions as they were pretty intense from the get go. This time I knew if my water didn't break it would probably feel totally different.

 

At different points I would comment to DH that I wasn't sure what would come first the baby or poop, as some of the contractions really made me feel like I wanted to poop really badly, but when I used the bathroom there was nothing happening, and trying to poop only made the contractions more painful. After about four hours of slow steadily increasing contractions DH was convinced it was definitely labor and refused to go back to sleep (I'd sent him to the sofa to sleep earlier as no point in us both being over tired.) He sounded excited to be meeting the baby. We decided to try and strengthen the contractions first with some nipple stimulation, which really worked at making them more definite, then we decided to have sex and see if that would bring it up a gear. I still wasn't sure at this point if it was real labor or not. I had a couple of long contractions during sex, which was a weird feeling, and unfortunately meant I didn't get to orgasm like I'd hoped to move things along. Finally after 6 hours of this is it, isn't it contracting I finally managed to poop, and then I had two more contractions. That was it, it was over, I was disappointed, told DH to get some sleep and spent another 2 hours trying to get some sleep myself.

 

I am so tired today, but I have decided that I really don't want to labor overnight after all. Its too exhausting to loose that much sleep then have to get up as usual and run around after DS all day. Fortunately he is down for his morning nap, and I'm going to head back to bed soon too and try to get a bit more sleep. I've also decided that I'm going to stop torturing myself by thinking about labor, and instead I'm just going to have the attitude that this baby isn't coming out until Labor Day weekend. And no more questioning these stupid prodromal contractions. If I'm not 100% sure its real then as far as I'm concerned it isn't real, as I really don't want to go through all that drama again, just to have it all stop.

 

Happy Monday everyone.

post #57 of 91

Enjoy the time you have right now with your husband and son because it will never be just the three of you again! Continue to be in denial and go about your normal routine...When it's the real thing, there will be NO denying it!

post #58 of 91

Oh Lynann I know how you feel! I've been having strong NOT bh contractions every night. They are strong, lots of pressure (and feeling like I need to poo, but nothing happening), and all low, and very regular. It's discouraging because I go to bed thinking, "I think this might really be it this time!" and then morning comes with no baby:(
I've been trying not to take them too seriously and just go to sleep anyway. I figure it it's really it, I'll be woken up (though sometimes they do wake me up, just not enough to really be labor, I guess).

 

On a lighter note, I did lose mucus plug yesterday and day before. It's not blood tinged though, so I know it could be 2 weeks or so yet, but at least something is happening right?

post #59 of 91

Lynann - Oh mama, that sounds just awful.  I went through that so many nights!!  It's exhausting and a total mind game.  I was convinced I would not believe I was in labor until I hit transition.  I agree that waters breaking is a much more clear sign!  I never thought I'd want labor to start that way, but am happy it did this time.  It was the only thing that convinced me one way or another, baby was coming!  I hope you get some rest.  Maybe try to nap.  Leave the nesting for a bit -- even though it's tough.  5 days in and all my super cleaning that I felt MUST be done to have a baby in the house is all undone!  LOL!  My house hasn't been vacuumed in a week and you know what?  I don't even care!  LOL!

 

DH is going to take DD out to Costco in a bit and me and Finn are just going to hang out.  DH is off for another week.  I'm going to take advantage of all that time and just let him and DD do their thing.  So far I"m really happy with how the transition has been, Nora is being awesome and letting DH help out with everything.  He puts her to bed at night and everything.  All those panic worries I had earlier in the pregnancy, well, none of them have been an issue at all.

 

I'm really glad I had my placenta encapsulated.  Other than the night my milk came in, my emotions have been so balanced. I feel wonderful!  If anyone is on the fence about doing it, I would highly recommend doing it any way you can -- even if you have to do it yourself!!  It was probably the best thing I did for myself for after this baby.

 

It's so so quiet around here lately!  I feel so bad for all of you still waiting, not having the frenzy that us earlier ladies had in the DDC.  I miss having all the conversation as well!  I hope things pick back up soon as we all get adjusted to life with our babies!!  Of course, figuring out our little ones and taking family time is the most important thing, but man, I miss chatting with everyone!!

post #60 of 91
Thread Starter 

Carrie it definitely has become a lot quieter around here, but I totally understand why. I know when it does finally get to be my turn I'll probably be offline for at least a week or two, although I do promise to let you all know when the baby does arrive.

 

Jenny, I've been loosing bits of my plug for over a week now, and none of it is blood tinged either, so I know it doesn't mean much other than that I'm a little dilated ahead of labor. I guess we should just be pleased that we won't have to start from 0 when we do eventually go into labor.

 

So sorry to see EB is offline for the time being. Hopefully she will be back amongst us soon with her computer and desk nicely located in the other room. Hope you enjoyed the movie EB.

 

Well I got a total of 20 minutes in bed earlier before DS decided to get back up from his nap, so I'm going to try again now that he is back down this afternoon. I think DH will be cooking tonight, as I can either sleep or I can cook, but I won't have the time to do both this afternoon.

 

One way or another I know this baby will be here sometime in the next 3 weeks. In many ways I can't believe I'll be 39 weeks tomorrow as its been such a quick pregnancy this time, even if these final few weeks have been a total mind game. I am looking forward to finding out if we have another son or if its a daughter this time. Anyway I think I hear my bed calling for me so I'd better not stay online too long.

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