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  She did say that when you have those bouts of ctx when the real thing comes it is usually faster. 

 

This gives me great hope lol.gif

 

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 Do you think that could happen?? Maybe tonight is the night!  It's funny - I never think of having a baby during the day - I always went into labor at night!


hope so for you!

I had my second at 5PM after a very quiet relaxing day and then a fast and furious labor (under 3 hours). And it was actually amazing, kind of hoping for something similar this time. We were all cleaned up and fed and cozy by 9PM and in bed not long after that for the night... it was so.... civilized. HOWEVER my DH only gets 3 days off work, so I am trying to imagine... what scenario gets us the most time with him before he has to go back to work.

 

post #23 of 151
I'm 40 weeks today. DS1 arrived at 40w 2d, and I kept hearing that subsequent babies often come earlier, so this past week has been DRAGGING. I was getting lots of contractions Saturday night, and I was so excited, but then they just went away. I can't believe baby is still in there, he has been so incredibly LOW for the past month, everyone is amazed he's still in there.

I'm feeling a bit more relaxed about the birth today, since I finally got my hands on my Hypnobirthing book again for a refresher, but overall I feel almost depressed. I just want to sleep until baby is here, I can't even find inspiration to knit anymore!
post #24 of 151
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I'm here. My EDD is the 22nd. I am mostly a lurker. ;) I am not ready to give birth yet. It takes me awhile at the end of pregnancy to come to terms with all the changes that will be happening when baby is born. I have a hard time giving up baby because I enjoy being pregnant for the most part and it is bitter sweet when they are outside the womb.

I can relate to this too.  For me I almost feel like I'm mourning a bit the change in relationship with dd1 (4.5 yr) that will inevitably occur.  Not that it's going to be all negative....just different.  And life will definitely be a lot less relaxing so I'm trying to enjoy these last few days (and it's sunny here now too!).  Still there's the worry about things going wrong and just wanting to see baby safe and sound in your arms.

 

Going to try to share a belly shot for fun!P1000500.jpg
 

 

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post #26 of 151

Wow, that's some tromp l'oeil, dot1!

 

My friend just had her baby: 2.5 weeks late. It was her 3rd. Yuck. 10lb 4oz baby, too. We all thought maybe this one would be 6 lbs or something because she looked so small. If I go 2 weeks late, I don't know what I'll do. If I go 2 days late, I don't know what I'll do!

 

 

post #27 of 151
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amazing belly shot! I have been thinking of doing something like this if I am still pregnant at 41 weeks (halloween will be 41 weeks to the day). I was thinking along the lines of buying a really cheap white tank top and having DH draw a fetus on it for me (he is an artist) b/c I doubt it will be warm enough to go around in a bikini top that day!

 

but maybe a pumpkin would just be the way to go!

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Dreamy... my first was 38w1d, my second was 40w4d. Those last 2 1/2 weeks felt like they went on FOREVER. AH! I can relate. This time I am trying to just wrap my mind around the idea of being 41, 42 weeks so I am not too disappointed. But yeah, I am tired and utterly unmotivated despite many, many things I could be working on (for school, for life...) Apparently I am not much of a "nester".

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I'm 40 weeks today. DS1 arrived at 40w 2d, and I kept hearing that subsequent babies often come earlier, so this past week has been DRAGGING. I was getting lots of contractions Saturday night, and I was so excited, but then they just went away. I can't believe baby is still in there, he has been so incredibly LOW for the past month, everyone is amazed he's still in there.
I'm feeling a bit more relaxed about the birth today, since I finally got my hands on my Hypnobirthing book again for a refresher, but overall I feel almost depressed. I just want to sleep until baby is here, I can't even find inspiration to knit anymore!


 

 

Dot1 I felt the same way with my second, and have been feeling it too with this (my third) though my 2 1/2 year old has always been someone's sister, so in that way her life isn't going to change quite as radically. In the past months she has become really, really involved in the idea of herself as a "big girl" maybe b/c she is also anticipating the change? I feel sad for her just to be still so young when she has to stop being the baby. The spacing between my first two was 4.5 and what I really liked is that I felt like my oldest was completely done with being a baby, he was ready to take on that role of the big kid in the family.
 

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For me I almost feel like I'm mourning a bit the change in relationship with dd1 (4.5 yr) that will inevitably occur.  Not that it's going to be all negative....just different.

 



 

post #29 of 151

Ok now I am getting impatient. My son's field trip is over and I know I have alot of other things to deal with in the next couple weeks (such as my son getting expelled from school!) So this weekend would be a good time for her to come (because holding out to 44 weeks just isn't my idea of fun). And apparently I am getting a little cranky about it because I just snapped on my friend for texting me to ask if the baby was here yet. Ummm don't you think I would be so excited to tell the news that you don't need to ask!! Yep I'm finally at that point of being "done" that I never thought I would get too!

post #30 of 151
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Originally Posted by hjdmom24 View Post So this weekend would be a good time for her to come (because holding out to 44 weeks just isn't my idea of fun).


Hang on...when were you due? Poor you!!!! Out, baby, out!

 

post #31 of 151

I will join this thread ;)

 

due the 25th - first 2 were overdue to my track record speaks for itself....lol

 

I have had some great NRG for the past few days....finally!  I am actually getting things done

post #32 of 151

I'm here too, and I expect to be for a while.  I haven't had any signs that labor is imminent, and I'm not due until at least the 27th.  My doctor just told me on Thursday that she'll be gone starting today and until over a week from now, excepting Wed and Thurs of next week.  So now I'm hoping to either go on Wednesday of next week or go a couple of days overdue at least - I like my doctor.  The other doctors that would be on call are also just fine, so I'm not overly worried, but my own doctor would make me feel a bit more confident.

 

I bought a huge sweater today, because I'm down to one sweater that fits . . . and it's really dirty.  It needs washing, but I also would like to have two in the rotation.  So I bought a sweater at a thrift shop - does that mean I'm bound to go into labor tonight before I even get to use it?  That would make me giggle.

 

Anyway, I hope those of you that are feeling more than done can have your babies soon!

post #33 of 151

Aw, Hykue, why do obs seem to always plan their vacations that way??? I hope you get to have her!

post #34 of 151
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Hang on...when were you due? Poor you!!!! Out, baby, out!

 


I was due Monday the 17th and usually go a few days to a week over so it's expected..but I am feeling like it's never going to happen!! Especially since it seems everyone I know has gone around 38-39 weeks lately.

 

post #35 of 151

Hang in there everyone.  I'm still pregnant too, and I'm cranky with Everyone who even mentions the baby, hdjmom!  Hell, people who ask how I'm doing are getting the stinkeye these days-- until I'm sure their intentions were honorable.

 

My original due date was October 1--- my midwives adjusted that for several reasons to October 11 a few months ago, but I really thought baby girl would come in early October, or just a few days after October 11.  Most of the folks in my life, co workers and etc, knew the October 1 due date.   Today being October 22, the calls, texts, facebook messages, etc are legion at this point. 

 

I feel like I forgot to do something very obvious.  Like I'm making a cake and forgot to turn the oven on.  (There isn't something obvious that I was supposed to do, right?)  I've been in Operation Evacuation for weeks now-- walking 9 miles a day, acupuncture, pineapple and everything in between, and she hasn't dropped and my cervix is barely effaced.  Tuesday is the day I risk out of homebirth and instead do a hospital induction-- ugh. 

 

And yes, everyone I know is ALSO having babies early with short labors.  I've taken to putting my hands over my ears and yelling LALALALALALALA quite a bit. ;)

 

 

post #36 of 151
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I bought a huge sweater today, because I'm down to one sweater that fits . . . and it's really dirty.  It needs washing, but I also would like to have two in the rotation.  So I bought a sweater at a thrift shop - does that mean I'm bound to go into labor tonight before I even get to use it?  That would make me giggle.


well if its wool you can felt it and make some "puddle pads" or soakers or something... but I hear you! Its getting positively chilly and I only have summer clothes to wear.

 

And yeah still pregnant here. EDD is Monday. We all have colds so my guess is nothing will happen until at least I am feeling better.

 

Starting to get really uncomfortable... but MWs are reminding me that it could easily be past Halloween before I have a baby. Sigh. At least I can do a good costume with my big belly. (and Dollyanna's had her baby!)

 

post #37 of 151
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oh and my mom said "when are we going to have this baby" and I totally snapped, "its all me right now, I'm the one who has to be pregnant and then give birth"

post #38 of 151

Good idea for the wool, emmaegbert.

 

clothes: fortunately I was pregnant with ds in the winter last time, so I kept a fleece and a sweater knowing that I'd need them. Brr for you who don't have anything greensad.gif

 

well-meaning friends: my friend who went so late recently hated any kind of phone call about it, and I knew she would so I did not call, but one of our friends called so much and I think she actually did it partly out of curiosity, but partly to pressure the friend to induce (my friend had a homebirth, and is a Bradley instructor, and basically the most anti-hospital person I have met.) Not nice!

 

hjdmom24, that's not very late--I thought for some reason you already were 2 weeks late or something from your phrasing. Not that it helps to hear it.

 

Me, I'm not feeling late or anxious. I know I'm in for a bunch of pain and I don't mind putting it off a little bit. I have another week and 2 days (very last day of Oct.) and would not mind taking most of them to relax now that I finally have almost everything ready.

post #39 of 151

I signed up for the baby center automated weekly pregnancy emails....this week's?  "My baby this week: Newborn!  Welcome to parenthood!"

 

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If only.  Apparently it is inconceivable that you go beyond 40 weeks.  

 

I officially feel like this baby is going to fall out.   I woke up this morning and burst into tears at the thought of facing another day.  My DD ate chocolate cake for breakfast because I am a terrible mother.  

 

Maybe I should go take another  belly shot to "celebrate" 40 weeks!

post #40 of 151
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Originally Posted by Katico View Post My DD ate chocolate cake for breakfast because I am a terrible mother.  


bet your DD thought you were an awesome mom :)

 

breakfast here... kids begged to make pancakes so we did. I really didn't want to but I thought to myself... it might be a while before we do this again... and it turned out not so bad and they were nice to eat at least.

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