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post #41 of 89

I get it when there are reasons, I really do. I know I was "late" with my first and how stressed out it can make ya.  It just seems like there are a lot of Mom's here in a hurry!  I am in no hurry, no.  I am also not due till late in the month so I KNOW I have time!  I have a lot on my "todo" list too.  Maybe it's cause I know this is my last and I am not ready to give it up yet ;)

post #42 of 89
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I have been in a few DDclubs on a few boards in my day and I have to say how surprised I am at how impatient this one seems to be!  I get the "being over" it but really it is shocking to me that so many here are all for the "natural" induction methods (if you call them that)!



I am generally a fan of letting babies pick their own birthday--both my other babies were born after 41 weeks.  But being a VBA2C, I am definitely on the clock.  I would rather encourage baby to come out a bit on the earlier side to increase my chances of having a VBAC.  Once I go overdue, the chances of rupture are higher, plus baby will be bigger which will make it more difficult.  And if I get to 42 weeks, it's a repeat c-section.  It's against my doc's policy to induce VBACs, so I am definitely trying as many other methods as I can, because if it helps, it beats surgical birth by FAR.

post #43 of 89

Oh I agree 100% that "helping" would be better than a surgical birth!  Please know I am not judging ANYONE or the choices they are making for the family they are raising!  I am a full on proponent of "Do what you have to do!"  Maybe it's just that those who need to speed things up are more chatty about what's up.  I dunno.


Again, I support doing what you have to when it comes to birth, babies or anything else really!  

post #44 of 89
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Very crampy last night, felt like I was *rightontheedge* of labour...but nothing came of it and I woke up this morning still pregnant.  Sigh.  Another membrane sweep tomorrow afternoon--anecdotal evidence from friends seems to suggest that it often doesn't work the first time but is likely to work the second time, so I guess we'll see.  Wish me luck! 


I hope it works Robyn.fingersx.gif
 

 

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Maybe it's just that those who need to speed things up are more chatty about what's up.  I dunno. 

Heh.  Probably.  I just have a small window when dh will be here from Friday to Wednesday, so I'm hoping Friday night will work its wonders, plus the full moon is on my side. thumb.gif

 

Having more strong bh contractions tonight and hoping that helps for the weekend. 

 

post #45 of 89

I'm definitely one of the impatient ones.  I'm not officially on the clock, but my idiot OB is extremely freaked out about me having a big baby, so the sooner the better, at least as far as me having to put up with that annoyance at my appointments.  Also, I'm working until the baby is born, and it's just getting really, really hard.  I'm on my feet (retail) the whole time I'm at work, and I'm still working about 20 hours a week, mostly evenings. My feet are swollen like crazy, and that only makes it worse. I just want a break.  If I could be chilling at home just waiting on baby with nothing else going on, I'd be happy to wait.  As it is, I'm getting more uncomfortable and more grumpy every day.  I want my 6 weeks to rest with a sweet new baby and I want it now! :)

post #46 of 89

I don't think I'm impatient.  I'm just tired.  I've never had to deal with prodromal labor before or the start and stop kind of labor....whatever you want to call it.  It's frustrating.  You start getting the hormone and adrenaline rush of labor to have it stall out after a few hours.  I just wish this kid would either come or let me rest.  One of the two.  :)  I'm a 3VBAC candidate that's homebirthing.  So, not necessarily on any clocks.  2 of my babies have gone past their expected due date and one 6 days early.  So, it really could be any day now.

post #47 of 89
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I'm definitely one of the impatient ones.  I'm not officially on the clock, but my idiot OB is extremely freaked out about me having a big baby, so the sooner the better, at least as far as me having to put up with that annoyance at my appointments.  Also, I'm working until the baby is born, and it's just getting really, really hard.  I'm on my feet (retail) the whole time I'm at work, and I'm still working about 20 hours a week, mostly evenings. My feet are swollen like crazy, and that only makes it worse. I just want a break.  If I could be chilling at home just waiting on baby with nothing else going on, I'd be happy to wait.  As it is, I'm getting more uncomfortable and more grumpy every day.  I want my 6 weeks to rest with a sweet new baby and I want it now! :)


I'm with you on the working thing... unfortunately due to financial reasons I'm having to work right up until the baby is born.  It's just exhausting!  I was so exhausted last night that I was literally ready to cry.  So I think that would be my primary reason for being impatient.

 

I'm not technically "trying" anything to get the labor started, though... unless you count long walks.  I don't think I'll try anything until closer to 40 weeks, and even then will probably stick to things like sex, nipple stimulation, and some kind of castor oil concoction a friend gave me the recipe for.  I totally get why the other mom's in here are trying different things, though, and I love reading about them and seeing what seems to work for people and what doesn't.  

 

post #48 of 89
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I'm definitely one of the impatient ones.  I'm not officially on the clock, but my idiot OB is extremely freaked out about me having a big baby, so the sooner the better, at least as far as me having to put up with that annoyance at my appointments.  Also, I'm working until the baby is born, and it's just getting really, really hard.  I'm on my feet (retail) the whole time I'm at work, and I'm still working about 20 hours a week, mostly evenings. My feet are swollen like crazy, and that only makes it worse. I just want a break.  If I could be chilling at home just waiting on baby with nothing else going on, I'd be happy to wait.  As it is, I'm getting more uncomfortable and more grumpy every day.  I want my 6 weeks to rest with a sweet new baby and I want it now! :)


Ugh.  Hail OB's that are freaking about birth weight.  I'm sure my OB will give me the full scale freak out tomorrow morning at my appt.  Really not looking forward to it. orngtongue.gif
 

 

post #49 of 89

This babe is, hopefully, going to be my third VBAC.  But the VBAC climate around here has brashed and burned.  :(  When dd2 was born I had a selection of providers and hospitals.  When DS came along I was down to a much smaller handful of providers and hospitals.  And now with dd3 there is ONE homebirth midwife three hours away who will attend an HBAC, two midwife/OB practices that accept VBAC moms (one of those practices however does not allow the midwives to attend the actual birth), and two hospitals within a 3 hour radius that don't have active bans in place.  Our ICAN meetings have become extremely difficult because there really aren't any "good" options.  Especially once you consider that VBAC moms generally have at least one other kiddo to care for at the same time so simply renting a cabin near the one HBAC midwife for a few weeks as school begins may not be practical.

 

On top of that... my dad's health is touch and go, my MIL is putting off her cancer surgery/radiation till the babe arrives, and due to their insurance limits my midwives wont be able to attend my birth after tomorrow!  Their backup OB could attend me for another week, but at that point I run into the hospital insurance limits for VBAC.  Ack ack ack!  LOL

 

Sooooo... my first babe came at 42+ weeks, my second at 40 and a few, my third at 42 weeks... but given the current situation?  This babe "gets" 41 weeks and that's it I'm afraid.

 

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Speaking from observations over tha past few years though.... the August DDC and the early Sept moms are known for being not only chatty, but also very active in their "come on baby" perspective.  Probably due to weather or something, but it's a "known quality" of these two DDC segments.  LOL

 

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I was actually really glad the babe held off... the weather put this area into a state of emergency with roads and bridges out.  It was a bit scary last night realizing that there was no way to reach the hospital.  Part of me is ok with a homebirth, but given that I've had PPH in the past that required medical intervention and that my smallest babe had a SD that required resusitation for her... I get twitchy at the thought of being unattended!  Thankfully the roads have opened in the past hour or so, but with more rain predicted I hope they stay that way!  We have my mom coming to watch the older kiddos when it's time, but she called last night to say her routes to us were cut off due to flooding (and all our other child minder options were similarly on the wrong side of flooded bridges) so yeah... it was a long night of telling the babe to hang on.  LOL

 

This poor babe... she is getting such mixed messages!  :)  First I tell her to come on out, then I tell her to sit tight.  And now I'm back to "hey baby, tomorrow would be a beautiful day to be born".... though honestly 9/10/11 would be an even more gloriously geeky birthdate.  I hope at least a few of us get that day!

 

post #50 of 89
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Hoping the moon helps both of us this weekend Wombatclay.  This is dh's first so I'd really like him to be here for it.  My discharge stepped up a notch last night and I actually had to change my underwear in the middle of the night.  Though I also had a dream I had to talk to my OB and tell him I needed to have a c-section.  Maybe that's why my neck hurts this am.lol.gif

 

So, we are doing everything in the book tomorrow night to get this started.  Last Friday when dh was here I was kept awake by bh contractions all night long, so I'm hopeful that a week later my body will be that much more ready.  Yes, Saturday would be an awesome date for some babes to be born. thumb.gif

post #51 of 89

wombat - my gosh, that sounds a little scary, having that weather. My mom and dad live in Wisconsin and their property was recently hit by a tornado. My mom does wildlife rehabilitation and lost a few animals due to the storm. Also had lots of issues with roads, bridges and downed trees. Anyway, I hope you have a smooth path to the hospital soon. You know the babes don't pay attention to anything we say anyway, they just come when they are ready. :)

 

Cathy, hope you have your birth this weekend with your DH! Will be thinking of you.

 

I am not impatient at all to have this baby as I still have a few things to take care of and am still freaked out about having three and the middle of the night business... but I am impatient for my next midwife appt which is finally tomorrow - my long-awaited home visit. I am heading into week 38 and haven't seen her since 34. I'm so anxious to know how everything is checking out. Had a good bit of swelling in my ankles last night which I think was due to wearing socks all day yesterday, haven't worn socks since the spring. It didn't totally resolve overnight either so I'm not thrilled about that. My body is definitely gearing up with lots of productive feeling squeezes and cramping. So my estimate is that it will be next week but we will see!

 

I've been so grumpy with my family in the evenings. Have had to give myself lots of pep talks and bite my tongue. Like many of you have said, everyone just annoys me lately. To the extreme!

 

Am still working but from home now as I got a pardon due to my SPD. It's a good walk to and from my parking spot - I work on a university campus so parking is not easy to come by. The walk was absolutely killing me, esp on the days when I had to leave to go to the chiro or the midwife in the middle of the day. Anyway I am finishing up a research article which is kind of a joke at this point in pregnancy with my mushy brain. Sigh. So hard. But I don't want this hanging over me when I'm in labor either so am trying to at least get it to a good draft version so I can submit it for publication. Then by the time I hear back from the editor I should be in a position to be able to work on editing some again, post-baby.

post #52 of 89

Not sure the link will work, but this is what we're dealing with... https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/photo.php?v=2446797688986

 

That was last night, and thankfully not one of the waterfalls on our hospital route.  However, the hospital is located in a community built entirely on a flood plain.  And the rivers are as scary as the waterfalls.

 

I really hope I'm good to go tomorrow... I don't want to make this drive in the dark!

post #53 of 89
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Not sure the link will work, but this is what we're dealing with... https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/photo.php?v=2446797688986

 

That was last night, and thankfully not one of the waterfalls on our hospital route.  However, the hospital is located in a community built entirely on a flood plain.  And the rivers are as scary as the waterfalls.

 

I really hope I'm good to go tomorrow... I don't want to make this drive in the dark!

Yikes!!  Drive safe.

 

post #54 of 89
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Originally Posted by wombatclay View Post

Not sure the link will work, but this is what we're dealing with... https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/photo.php?v=2446797688986

 

That was last night, and thankfully not one of the waterfalls on our hospital route.  However, the hospital is located in a community built entirely on a flood plain.  And the rivers are as scary as the waterfalls.

 

I really hope I'm good to go tomorrow... I don't want to make this drive in the dark!

 Drive safe and good luck!
 

 

post #55 of 89

Good luck, wombatclay!  That is a lot to deal with!

 

Had my membrane sweep done today, feeling a bit crampy and back aches a bit, hoping it works!  It's soooo hot today though, I don't know about labour in this heat.  We've had the worst summer ever this year, it rained almost the whole time, this is the first bit of summer weather we've had.  I hate to complain but being 9 months pregnant in this heat really suuuuuuuuucks.

post #56 of 89
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Hoping I make it until dh gets here at 5pm tomorrow night.  Can't believe I made it this far.  Looking forward to tomorrow and its dh's b-day.  Yay!!  MIL is making cream puffs.  Yum!!!

 

Robyn - I hope tonight is your night!!

post #57 of 89
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Since my last pee last night I've felt a bit crampy at the pubic line.  If it peters out this am I think tonight will be the perfect night for natural induction.  Yay!!!!

post #58 of 89

Thinking about wombat, Cathy, and Robyn today! love.gif Anyone else I'm missing? lol.gif How about Olliemama, so she can not have to go back to work for a while! thumb.gif Labor vibes all 'round!

post #59 of 89

Sigh...I'm feeling very sad this morning. I am feeling totally over being pregnant. I really want to enjoy these last days ahead before she comes but frankly, I am physically miserable and its making me it really hard for me to stay content. The kids are back to school and the house is quiet, clean and ready to receive her. Ive been packed, mentally and emotionally prepared for weeks because I thought she would be early. I'm nearly 39 weeks and in my mind I know everything is normal, and shouldn't be feeling so down, I'm not even late yet. The over 40 week club probably wants to "slap" me. And honestly, if I could walk without SPD pain and my leg ging out from under me by the end of the day I probably would be happy as a clam. Ill spare everyone the latitude and longitude of my every twang but its enough to make me feel like a first time mom. Not a third. I'm becoming concerned that by the end of the day I am so frazzled that if I go into labor I'm not going to have the strength to get through it all. It's becoming mentally and physically exhausting and I need to find the strength to get through till the birth so I'm refreshed and energized. I read LadyJennifers birth story before I finally fell asleep last night and it I found it very inspiring because I could relate to so much of what she was saying about the challenges of feeling like your in labor every night and waking up to nothing. I guess I just need to keep busy. Keep knitting. Sew those curtains for the baby's room and door things at home. Listen to my hypnobirth CDs and chill out. Sorry to whine but I figured someone on here would get it...

 

Deb

post #60 of 89

I'm trying to keep my spirits up -- I'm at 40w4 or 40w5 today.  My mw is really positive and supportive, but it's hard not to get stressed out.  Tick tock tick tock!    All of the things we scheduled for after the birth are now coming up, and my client load is ALL SCREWED UP.  (I'm a freelance editor.)  I'm worried that something physical is keeping her from moving on out.  Tried some cumin tea and felt crampy yesterday, and I feel blah today, but that's it.  No discharge, no nuthin'.  Boy, am I hoping the full moon will do the trick!

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