still pregnant. Actually, time to walk home and get ready for MW visit. Hoping this is the last prenatal visit I guess... but we'll go ahead and schedule the BPP for next week. I kind of thought last night might be the night... but nah, just tired, and had to use the bathroom (A LOT) and maybe a little dehydrated.
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Just got back home. I had my last prenatal appt with my doctor before I'm referred to the "postdates" clinic at our hospital
She did a sweep and said my cervix had come a long way since last week and this was a good sweep, she thinking it should work. I walked around the mall for an hour and a half afterwards. If it doesn't work I have an appt for another one of Friday.
hey still here nothing going on. even DTD which made DH happy but didn't do anything other than wake me up and make it hard to fall back asleep. So I guess I'm going to the party and DS's school after all. Blah. Well, its a mile walk each way which can't hurt. Going to schedule the post-dates BPP for middle of next week (when I'll be 41w+ something).
I am feeling okay, better mood than I was a few days ago, but I am SO FREAKING TIRED especially at the end of the day. MW says that is normal. My body is doing a lot of work. Good prenatal yesterday. Everything looks AOK. Nobody worked up about post-dates.
BPP= biophysical profile. Its basically a specialized/detailed sonogram. my MWs say they ignore the size check component because it is so inaccurate (with all my pregnancies the MWs say that hands on exam tells them more about size than a sono), but they look at the condition of the placenta (blood flow, calcification) the muscle tone of the baby, and fluid levels. Anyway, we discussed this at some length and I feel good about the decision to schedule it and the information it can give us moving forward to manage my post-dates period, but I hope I have the baby before the appointment.
Katico- have you tried acupuncture? A friend did a little treatment on me when I was 40+3 with my second, and I did have DD the next day (unfortunately we've moved and I can't call upon that friend so easily for help!). She was doing a very gentle treatment too, not intended to start labor-- there are points that supposedly trigger uterine contractions-- my MWs said that we can start that around 41 weeks or when I want to.
Emmaegbert- Glad you had a good prenatal yesterday.
I will also have to get postdate testing next Thursday or Friday if I haven't delivered by then. Hoping I won't have to. They just did a BPP last Thursday, and things were fine.
I have to work today, but not until noon. I'm trying to figure out what to wear today, it's suppose to rain all day, and get cold. I have no clothes that fit for this weather! Or shoes! I have been living in flip flops the last few months.
Seriously!! I am so lucky that someone loaned me a "mama coat" which has a pregnancy zip-in panel and a babywearing panel, and is water resistant. My feet are normal size thank goodness. (especially b/c they are big to begin with). Flip flops in the rain might not be the worst. But yeah, I saw that its supposed to get cold during the day. (we're fairly close to eachother... you guys get a little more weather out there, but pretty much the same)
We are pretty close aren't we? I'm close to the Nassau/Queens boarder, on the north shore. I don't have a coat that fits me right now. I have just been wearing a sweatshirt, that I can't zip up. I don't even really have pants, I've been wearing capri's. Maybe I can get away with wearing some pajama pants to work today......lol. I think I have some solid color ones that still fit. I do have a new pair of Uggs that I haven't worn yet. I could break them out today. Hopefully they still fit!
My mom is coming again today. Hopefully no fire engine noises in the middle of the night! I'm grateful for the help because I, too, am exhausted and DS is...not. He's actually been pretty great, but does want me to play with him a lot. Last thing I want to do. :(
I can't imagine capris and flip flops in this weather, Chelsea. I'm up north of Boston and there is actual snow in the forecast for some areas here tonight. We're coastal, so we won't get that, but it's cold! I don't want to turn on the heat yet because I try to wait until mid-November usually. Ugh.
The baby is doing some crazy moves under my ribs. I think it's her big butt.
If my labor was going to go exactly as it did last time (which obviously I didn't expect) I'd have lost my mucous plug yesterday and be in agony for the next 4 days. I'm starting to wonder if this baby will be past date, but I have until Monday. I do the Sears' calculation and it was spot on with ds so I sort of have it in my mind that it will be again. I'll be shocked if I'm more than a day over. Oh, please, don't let me be more than a day over...
We're expecting some wet snow in the next couple of days up here too, Rosemary...which I can't quite believe!! I feel like I've missed Fall!
Went for a walk today and could barely squeeze into my biggest coat, which is only a raincoat, and I was pretty chilly. My feet could still squeeze into my boots but my carpal tunnal hands could barely pull them on. Can't WAIT to have my hands back - they hurt so bad at night.
Lots of bloody show happening today, lots of cramping and some contractions last night.
I had a dream last night that the baby was born (and it was an easy breezy, fast and painless delivery - I was so glad until I woke up and realized it wasn't real, haha). She was so beautiful in the dream, but looked completely different than I expect her to - she had the loveliest black hair and bright blue eyes (DD was quite bald and blond) and I dressed her in the sweater I have ready for her coming home and she was so sweet....
I'm trying hard not to be scared about labour...DD's birth was a very much unwanted induction and the sheer horrifying pain of it was rather traumatic. I just want to have a natural labour without the panic and fear I had last time. I will not hesitate to get an epidural this time though....I don't ever want to go to that terrified place again.
I'm trying to focus on how I felt SO MUCH BETTER physically after she was born and the amazing joy it was to have her here.
Katico- Keep us posted! Sounds like things are getting close for you!
Rosemary- I haven't turned on my heat yet, I kinda hate having it on, because I feel like I'm always hot with it on, even when I turn it down some.
Snow- Yuck!!!! I hope we don't get very much this year. I can handle the cold, but the snow/ice is just too much. (I grew up in Seattle, where we don't really get any snow, and if we do get snow it lasts for maybe 2 days before it all melts)
I'm trying to figure out what to have for lunch......don't really have anything to make, so I need to pick up something or order in something. Same with dinner tonight, DP is coming over and said he can pick up whatever I want. Rosemary, now you've made me want pumpkin ravioli with browned butter sauce! It's one of my favorite things. I'm so sick of every restaurant around here. For some reason I've really been wanting mashed potatoes and gravy......weird. Not sure that that is the healthiest lunch or dinner, hahaha.
I had an appointment today and let my midwife check me. Just a fingertip dialated but she said my cervix was really soft and stretchy and she felt his head! I still think I will go into Nov but I am glad my body is doing at least something.
We don't even have oil for our tank yet. It doesn't get as cold down here as it does for all of you but we live in the mountains so it gets chilly at night. I really hope the cold weather isn't bad this year!
My mom brought dinner with her, bless her heart. She makes comfort food almost exclusively, very different from me, but still tasty. She also told me for the 4th (no joke) time in the last month and a half about how there are whales that are pregnant for 3 years, swim millions of miles, fast the entire time, and then die. Nice. Thanks for the laughs.
I have a feeling I'm going to be out of this club soon. Everyone is fast asleep except me here. But painful ctx have been coming for about 3 hours now. Not building up to much yet but totally different. Just trying to rest on my left side... though obviously I've kind of given up on sleep as I am surfing the web on my phone right now.
I have walked and walked. Baby's head feels like that proverbial bowling ball that is making it hard to take every step. Tonnes of bloody mucous for two days.
No baby. No more ctx.
I have an appt for another sweep today but I don't think I can have the car...do I drag myself on the hour long bus ride each way??
My MIL is still here, watching my every move.
Katico, I hope you can make your appointment and that you can enjoy something on your day. Have you seen the Dick in a Box music video before? I saw this again recently and lmao
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhwbxEfy7fg (Nothing whatsoever to do with your current situation, but oh, so funny to my sick sense of humor.)