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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.  



I feel like that every morning, I don't even want to get out of bed. DS has been getting lots of "special" treatment lately too because I just can't cope with anything anymore. DH was trying to talk to me last night and I could barely focus on what he was saying.

DS1 came at 40w 2d, and I expected this babe to come earlier, particularly because he's been super low for nearly two months, and ALL I've been hearing for months is how second babies generally come earlier. On Thursday I was 2.5 cm dilated and 80% effaced, and had a stretch & sweep. Today I'm at 40w 4d, and still nothing. The doctor scheduled me to be induced on Tuesday if necessary, my belly is measuring very large, it's freaking me out greensad.gif
post #42 of 151

39w4d (due 25th) Spent the day running around the pumpkin patch - 

 

post #43 of 151

Still pregnant too.  We had thai food for lunch and they made it extra spicy, and we're about to go on our second long walk of the day.  I honestly can't tell if I'm having contractions or it is just the baby moving positions, but everything except my very low belly gets tight and very hard... like rock hard.  But, since it is not the bottom part, I think they are mostly braxton hicks.  Occasional back pain and cramps, but nothing consistent at all.

 

My "guess date" was Tuesday the 18th, and I never expected to give birth on the 18th anyway.  I know first time mothers go on average 41 weeks, but so far I'm 40w4 days and I feel like nothing is happening. My midwives are very relaxed with me going to 42 weeks if that is what my body wants to do (assuming all is well), but I'm not prepared for that.  

 

Yesterday was pretty stressful, and I'm sure that labor won't start unless I'm relaxed and not upset.  It was really lame, but I was very upset with DH yesterday for not putting his breakfast dish in the dishwasher after I asked.  It was really troubling- mainly that I was having such a hard time letting go of it and literally felt like it was a huge betrayal by him.  Is irrationality and increased sensitivity a sign of impending labor???  Fortunately, we had a very nice day today, and all is well.  

 

Anyway, off to the Lantern Festival at a pond next to our house.

post #44 of 151

Oh, Amy May, I wish I could have seen the lantern festival! It seems like a great event. And I hear ya about the dh mess ting. I came in just now from doing the grocery shopping and for some reason just now noticed a huge (HUGE) pile of coffee grounds in the corner by the stove. I said, "What happened here?" and he told me that there'd been a coffee accident...this morning. And then did not offer help as I swept it up. Grrr. Also the sink is full of dishes again, even after my meltdown of 2 weeks ago when he agreed to do all the dishes every night; he hasn't done them in days. Again, grrr. So anyway, sorry your dh didn't do right by you. I think it is a little irrational, but not so bad if you have already expressed yourself on the subject and expected him to clean it up.

post #45 of 151
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39w4d (due 25th) Spent the day running around the pumpkin patch - 

 

*fist pump*   You're still preggers!  winky.gif
 

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Originally Posted by Amy May View Post
 Is irrationality and increased sensitivity a sign of impending labor??? 


I hope so, otherwise I've spent the whole day annoyed with DH for no reason.   Every time he opens his mouth I want to shoot death rays out of my eyes at him.  Retelling stupid things he read in the news to try and distract/cheer me up   hammer.gif

 

And his total inability to stack his dirty dishes by the sink....WHY must he make 7 different piles consisting of one plate or bowl instead of making a tidy little pile or, god forbid, UNLOAD THE DISHWASHER and put the dirty ones in?? 

 

So yeah, Turbo Bitch, as Rosemary once coined it.

 

I met an l&d nurse at a shower today and she recommended chinese food and sex...just had the food....wondering if I can control the death rays long enough for the sex

post #46 of 151

39 weeks 5 days here.

 

Katico- Maybe I will have to try the chinese food trick. I don't really like chinese food, but I could suck it up and eat it for lunch. I just had sex yesterday....and will have it again today. I have also been highly annoyed with DP about a few things.

 

AFM- I'm feeling very antsy, like I want to keep busy and distracted so I don't think about how much I just want to go into labor. Problem is, I don't have anything to keep me busy, lol. I could go out shopping or something I guess. I don't really need anything though. Planning on a long walk later today.

 

 

post #47 of 151

pretty sure today will be the day ;)

post #48 of 151

saoirse- Yay! Yay! Yay! How exciting! Sending good labor thoughts your way.

post #49 of 151
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 I was very upset with DH yesterday for not putting his breakfast dish in the dishwasher after I asked.  It was really troubling- mainly that I was having such a hard time letting go of it and literally felt like it was a huge betrayal by him.  Is irrationality and increased sensitivity a sign of impending labor???  Fortunately, we had a very nice day today, and all is well.  

 

I don't know if its a sign of impending labor but that definitely describes me right now. I spent the 45 minutes or so making dinner last night just sobbing. WTF? Now people had not been particularly kind to me, and I am sick, and had only had 6 hours or so of sleep, but still. My response was definitely out of proportion with what was going on.

post #50 of 151
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Originally Posted by Katico View Post....wondering if I can control the death rays long enough for the sex



HAHA I don't think I can right now. GRR!

post #51 of 151

I have not had 6 hours of sleep since I got pregnant....lol

 

I have been super bitchy, but feel pretty calm now :)

 

baby should be here by tomorrow ...

post #52 of 151

yay saroirse!

still pregnant and likely still pregnant for a while.  I have been so uncomfortable.  I have to keep reminding myself that I have loved being pregnant and will miss it very much and to just enjoy being able to feel this little one kicking around inside all nice and warm and cozy. 

post #53 of 151

Well, I think we lost a couple of our ranks last night - lucky ducks!  

 

I was scrubbing the bathroom last night and DH wandered in and says "Isn't impulsive cleaning a sign of labour?"

 

Cue death rays.

 

No honey, this is a sign of "you and your mother decided she should come to stay,tomorrow without asking me" and "Your child is driving me bonkers and I need to do something other than play with her cars right now" and "maybe if you peed IN the toilet instead of ON the toilet I would have less to scrub"

 

I didn't have to say a word, he just backed slowly out of the room and disappeared.

 

So, waiting for MIL to arrive.  I appreciate the help but dreading the constant observation, discussion of my cervix and the Gramma induced mania about to hit DD again.

 

Not to mention the fact that this baby could easily take another week to arrive- is she planning on staying that long?????

 

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post #54 of 151
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EDD today and I am still here!

 

I'm so peeved b/c DS's school has all these compulsory "family" events right now... today an "all school assignment" was due, and it was supposed to be completed by families together- and it had to have at least some aspect that can be displayed... they suggested we do research and then create a video or audio recording about our results, and they gave us exactly ONE WEEK to complete it. Needless to say DS and I did it this morning before school (seriously?!? in a week? Don't other people have, you know, jobs, lives, other children? Even people who are not 40 weeks pregnant?). Then, thursday there is an "international food celebration" where every family is supposed to bring a dish to share, to come in the middle of the day for one hour (its exactly during my once-a-week prenatal yoga class and ends at precisely the same time that DD's playgroup session ends but a mile away). We made oatmeal cookies last night and put them in the freezer (we are representing the USA as our country of origin, I also have such a pet peeve about all these "celebrations of our international heritage" being basically a mish-mash of assimilated, mostly white American ancestry. Yes, my ancestors colonized this land but seriously, it was 400 years ago already. We do not have cherished family recipes from the old country any more). AND, then parent/teacher conferences are next week. AH!! My husband does not have a flexible schedule at work (he works 7AM-4PM except once every month or two where he does 1-3 days of an overnight 11-hour shift). And he is saving his whopping three paid days off for the baby, thank you very much.

 

Actually, I am kind of peeved about everything right now.

 

Does that mean I'm about the have the baby, or that I am just going to be in a bad mood for 2 more weeks? I am not sure that the rest of the family could survive that.

 

DH keeps saying, "do you feel like the baby is going to come soon?" and I am like, um, yes honey, we are definitely having a baby soon. The big question is really HOW soon.

 

Everyone still sick. I'm sitting in the whole foods cafe right now- if anyone wants to chime in with some magical cures for gross snotty colds I am all ears. Kids are taking ecchinacea/astragalus herb drops and hanging out in a steamy bathroom at least once a day, and vitamin C when I can get them to do the drinks (I think I"ll get them some chewable C). And lavender baths. I am taking emergen-C, astragalus, drinking lots of fluids, putting ginger and garlic into all our food. I think I'll get some zinc lozenges, they might at least feel good on our throats and my poor deprived kids will think they are candy.

post #55 of 151

Elderberry syrup I think is good for throats. And as for being in a bad mood--honey, you have just cause. What is with schools and their bursts of do-goodiness?! If you wanted to home school them you would! No soup for you, school.

 

I slept like crapadoodledoo last night. It seems to be my new norm to awake at 3.30 for a couple to few hours, sneak one hour in MAYYYBE before DS wakes up. Thought it was the steroidal inhaler I take that was making me restless, but nope, after a couple nights without it I have to say that nothing is changed.

 

On a positive note, now that I think the baby has dropped (though I don't look that saggy) I'm breathing much easier and for some crazy reason, the labia varicose veins have calmed way the heck down. I can walk again.

post #56 of 151
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Elderberry syrup I think is good for throats. And as for being in a bad mood--honey, you have just cause. What is with schools and their bursts of do-goodiness?! If you wanted to home school them you would! No soup for you, school.

 


THANKS! I forgot about Elderberry. They will definitely have some here. As it is the kids beg for their herb drops, I might have to hide the elderberry syrup from them lest they start refusing to ingest anything else.

 

And seriously thanks for the validation on school. I can't be the only person annoyed with this, right? Its not working well at all with the timing of this pregnancy that is for sure. DS wanted to bring burritos or churros or tamales to school, which would definitely confuse everyone (you guys have seen our pictures on the belly thread, it would definitely throw people for a loop if I started bringing Mexican food to represent my heritage). But, DS was born in San Diego, and all those things are really popular there. So, next year! And, lol, my mom suggested chocolate milk. A cherished family tradition.

 

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Actually, I am kind of peeved about everything right now.

 

Does that mean I'm about the have the baby, or that I am just going to be in a bad mood for 2 more weeks? I am not sure that the rest of the family could survive tha

....

 

DH keeps saying, "do you feel like the baby is going to come soon?" and I am like, um, yes honey, we are definitely having a baby soon. The big question is really HOW soon.

 

biglaugh.gif!!!


Yes, yes, yes.

 

I feel like a total dragon lady and I'm afraid DH and DD might pack a bag and move out until this baby comes (actually, that doesn't sound so bad....)  I'm really afraid this mood doesn't mean anything and I might still be pregnant for 2 weeks.

 

But seriously, if they could just be a little less annoying....

 

DH keeps telling me "remember you can call me any time....call me when anything happens.....let me know when something's going on..."  Gee, nah, I thought I'd go have this baby, enjoy some peace and quiet in the hospital and call you when I'm ready to be driven home.  

 

Dear Husbands and Partners,

 

Uttering any of the following phrases:

"Do you think the baby will come today?"  "Do you think the baby will come soon?"  "Is anything happening with the baby?"  "Today would be a great day to have the baby!"  

makes us want to slay you.

 

My MIL's theory (seriously) is that I am "too prepared" for baby and that's why she's taking her time being born.  She (the hoarder with the horribly dirty and disgusting house) thinks that because I am packed and prepared and and the house is clean and the laundry is done and the freezer is full of food and things are organized for DD while we're gone, I have stalled the process.

 

Right.  

post #58 of 151
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Originally Posted by Katico View Post

My MIL's theory (seriously) is that I am "too prepared" for baby and that's why she's taking her time being born.  She (the hoarder with the horribly dirty and disgusting house) thinks that because I am packed and prepared and and the house is clean and the laundry is done and the freezer is full of food and things are organized for DD while we're gone, I have stalled the process.


lol.gif  What a prize she is. You should poop on her pillow.

 

post #59 of 151
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OK so that its not all complaints... I did leave DD with my parents and walk DS to school this morning (which is exactly a mile) and then stopped halfway back at whole foods, so I am getting my walking in today even if this is it, 2miles is pretty good. We'll probably hit the park later since its so nice out. And it is gorgeous sunny breezy fall weather out, and he is always so sweet and charming on our morning walks (he is not necessarily like that at other times) and we talked about things like: The American Revolution and the Mexican American War (this is an interest of his b/c we used to live in California, and he finds it very interesting that it used to be part of Mexico). And the civil war. It sure is funny having a son!

post #60 of 151

Katico- Your DD MIL induced coma sounds like what happens here when the parents get home from work.......kids are SO great and pleasant to be around all day......than parents walk in, and BAM, they are different children. And, your MIL's theory about why the baby isn't born yet doesn't ring true with me. My house isn't spotless, and I have no food in the freezer, and I'm still not having my baby yet. 

 

Emmaegbert- I agree with the all those school things being annoying. 

 

DP keeps asking me, how are you feeling? Any contractions? I keep telling him not to worry, I will be letting him know when I think I'm in labor. 

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