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post #1 of 27
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Happy New Year, Everyone!

 

here we are, january 2012!  you know what that means!

 

how are you feeling today?  could this be your day?

what are your plans for today?

any exciting updates?

 

let us know how you're doing!

(i some of us are super close...)

post #2 of 27

Happy 2012 to you as well :)

 

I am pretty certain today will not be the day I meet this baby. I am due on the 21st though, so I have a bit of time left to cook this little one. My plans today involve eating eggrolls that we made last night and teaching my children how to play Monopoly. Oh, and cleaning my bedroom/bathroom. I live such an exciting life ;)

 

post #3 of 27

Happy new year everyone! I'm "patiently" waiting for this LO to decide to be born... between carpal tunnel and balloon ankles I'm keeping my activities pretty low-key, and I've actually gotten BORED several times (apparently I am used to being very active!) 

 

I'll be 39 weeks on Tuesday (my original due date before the early ultrasound was January 3rd, then they moved it up a week). I haven't really had any real labor signs (just stuff that indicates that subtle changes are happening). Today I'm putting a list of tasks together to help keep us organized once I'm in labor for sure (make the bed with the shower curtain, send DH out for last minute snacks etc)... I'm trying to be as calm as possible, but knowing it could be tonight or three weeks from now has really kinda thrown me for a loop! I'll do chores and cleaning until my feet are too swollen (I LOVE moving around these days so actually quite looking forward to it)

 

I think my body and baby are both holding out waiting to feel more settled after the holidays. We had several visitors which was nice, but I could NOT relax and felt like a pacing wolf the whole time. Having my home as my likely birthing space has been a really interesting journey that's for sure.

post #4 of 27

I'm officially "due" tomorrow!  But prodromal labor continues on...I spent the better part of last night feeling entirely too much movement internally in my hip bones and dealing with more irregular contractions.

 

I decided this morning that I'm done trying to make her come out.  I've walked, had sex, nipple stimulation, done EPO vaginally, pineapple, black and blue cohosh, RRL tea, and she's still in there and I'm still having prodromal labor.  Perhaps she's trying to tell me that she isn't ready to come out yet and I need to leave it alone.  blowkiss.gif

 

My next midwife appointment is Wednesday, and I'll finally let her check me then, and maybe digging up in there will do something.  But that's the furthest I plan to go in terms of trying to induce labor this week.  I've only ever had medical inductions, and since this is likely going to be my last baby, I wanted to try to do it all the way naturally.  I know it's irrational, since I'm just now hitting 40 weeks but I'm starting to get concerned that after all of this, I'm going to end up with another medical induction/hospital birth.  (I'm also starting to get concerned that all of that internal hip bone pain means I've got a broad-shouldered kid in there and it's going to be tough to get her out.) 

 

That means my plans for today are to do something to calm my brain down!  dizzy.gif

post #5 of 27

Wow...January already! I cannot believe how fast this adventure has gone by! I'm not due until the 15th, so I still have a couple of weeks. I'm actually hoping that this little girl is a little late...I love being pregnant and now that I'm not working or in school, I want to have as much time as possible with her to myself. Sheepish.gif Not to mention that we're hoping to have her on the Chinese New Year. Weeee! So from now until the time she decides to come, I'm just going to be getting all my goodies together for the birth and nesting and organizing. We're painting 1920s black & white cartoon murals on her bedroom walls and it looks AMAZING! So between being super productive and preparing, I just like to sit in her room and stare at it blissfully. So, so very happy. love.gif

post #6 of 27

I'm in my 36th week so there's no way this thing is coming out today!  But I *really* wished it to be true after I was woken last night with killer charley horses in BOTH legs that left me practically crying in bed.  It was horrible!

 

Today my girl and I are putting the crib together (long story, but my husband really wanted us to have one and it wasn't worth the push back) and maybe putting some clothes in the closet.  Oh, and cleaning up Christmas from the dining room.  Fun days!

 

Happy new year, everybody.  I'm looking forward to 2012. :)

post #7 of 27
Thread Starter 

no uterine action going on here, either.

 

today is jam-packed with really exciting stuff.  like buying groceries and folding laundry.  good times.

 

i can't believe the holidays are over.

 

demoonunit, i think i remember you talking about your nursery plans a few months ago, yes?  you'll share pictures with us, right? orngbiggrin.gif

post #8 of 27
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Oh, and cleaning my bedroom/bathroom. I live such an exciting life ;)

 

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Oh, and cleaning up Christmas from the dining room.  Fun days!

 

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today is jam-packed with really exciting stuff.  like buying groceries and folding laundry.  good times.


Oh the glory of being a mom...

 

post #9 of 27

Had a couple of contractions Christmas Eve, woke up to a lower belly in the morning. A couple of days ago, same thing happened again. Subtle changes happening, but nothing major. EDD is 19JAN2012.

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!

 

Washing up the baby's clothes and trying to keep up with chores to eliminate coming home to disarray. Resting a lot since I feel like I have a bowling ball in my pelvis!

post #10 of 27

Happy new year! (:

 

I'm feeling as though I'll be pregnant forever - I'm 39w2d ("due" January 6/7th) and I can't believe she's stayed in this long! All the babies in my family have come early. 

 

Not too much is going on in there - she's running out of space and it seems pretty painful/annoying for the both of us, yet she just doesn't want out. I'm having some pelvic cramping and I passed some mucus plug earlier this week and a wee little bit today but that's IT. She is taking her dear sweet time..and that's fine and all except I start school again soon and was really hoping to have time with her before starting it back up. ): 

 

I'm also really bad at waiting. *sigh* 

post #11 of 27

Happy New Year!!!  Not much happening in terms of pre-labor here.  I think I've "popped out" more this past week and physically feel pretty restricted.  I'm not really feeling any new pressure down low or anything.  He's very active and at times feels like he's trying to push his way out the front or side!  Today I just feel achy, blah, and tired.  No appetite.  My EDD isn't until Jan 21st so I expect a few more weeks.  Hopefully not 5 more though!!!  My mom and dad have been here for a week and a half and have been such a big help!!!  They leave Tues and then my mom will fly back on Jan 18th so I hope this little guy waits until then so someone will be here with my son and we don't have to worry about finding someone to watch him.  That has been what's stressing me out the most...getting DS somewhere, staying home as long as possible, yet making it to the birth center in time (in case things go really fast!).  Now I'm more worried about my old dog who went into heart failure on Christmas day and needs 5 meds twice a day (and I'm the only one that can medicate him easily).  AAhhh!  I can always drop him off at work but that's just one more logistical thing to have to do when in labor.  I've been waiting for the heart failure to set it, but it certainly wasn't the best timing.  At least he's very stable since starting the new meds (considering he has such severe, rapidly progressing heart disease).  Hopefully things will stay that way until we get settled in with the little one!!

post #12 of 27

36 weeks and I am miserable...so ready for this baby to be here!!

 

I can't tell you the last time I slept for more than an hour.  Amazingly enough, I am not exhausted enough to sleep until I am actually out and about doing something where that just isn't going to happen (grocery shopping, picking my son up from school, dress shopping with my sister).  As soon as I am home and within the vicinity of my bed, wide awake again.  Yet tired, if that makes any sense.

 

There is still so much I want to do around the house, but I just don't have the drive.  I have the bassinet out and all the bedding and clothes clean.  I have the carseat in the car, a bag packed for the hospital as well as a bag packed for my son to take with him to grandma's when the time comes...

 

Still want to clean...just can't find the get up and go that I have had for weeks.  the lack of sleep is definitely taking its toll.

 

This kid is consistently measuring weeks ahead of schedule, and breech.  I am so uncomfortable!!  I can tell there isn't much room for him to move, but that doesnt seem to stop him, especially at night!!

 

I have had contractions every night for the past week.  Last for about twelve hours and then let up.  My stomach is always rock hard.  I have to pee, but can't half the time.

 

All in all, I am a completely miserable pregnant woman and I hate it!!!

post #13 of 27

I rung in the new year fully convinced I was in labor. I never knew prodomal labor could be so consistent for so long. When I finally called the midwife and then later let her check me, I wasn't any more dilated than I had been two weeks ago at my appointment (let her check then because she wanted to feel the baby's head to see where it was at). Guess I'm the only one in our due date group who got a shot of vodka last night! Midwife said it's basically the same as what they'd give me in the hospital to stop contractions. 

 

Took it easy today. Tomorrow I'm planning on doing some deep cleaning at home so I won't have to worry about it when this babe decides to really come. 

post #14 of 27

Today does not feel like the day. I am 39 weeks on Tuesday and still feeling pretty good! No swelling or pelvic pressure. No mucous plug either. One thing that's changed is every morning I have mild diarrhea (sorry if TMI) which is a little weird I guess? I get lots of Braxton hicks but I have been getting them a lot since I stepped up my RRL infusion intake a few weeks ago. 

 

At my last mw appointment she estimated baby was already 7.5 pounds, so I kinda want to have he or she soon so they are not humongo. We are really ready for the home birth. Everything is set so now we just wait! It's hard knowing it can be any minute or not for weeks, but I am thankful I am still mostly comfortable. 

post #15 of 27

I caught a baby last night...the mama was our last client who was due before me, so now I'm officially off-call and can focus on my own upcoming birth!  However, I have no idea when I'm going to go into labor.  I've had pressure waves since 24 weeks, and they've been stronger and more intense this past month or so.  I have no idea what labor is really going to feel like (even though I've been working with pregnant and birthing women for the past four years now and studying childbirth for the past nine!), which is both exciting and scary at the same time.

I am officially 38 weeks today...due January 14th by ovulation, but I definitely dropped the last couple days of November, so part of me thinks I'm going to have this baby before my due date...and the more realistic part of me says, "First-time mamas generally go over their due dates by about eight days..."  Gosh darn midwifery school. lol.gif

Happy New Year, everyone!  I hope you all have absolutely amazing, beautiful births!!
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post #16 of 27

I am also thinking this baby is coming late! everyone seems to think it's coming early, but maybe people just say that? I'm due on the 11th but have a feeling he'll stay put for a few days past that. he is hanging out really low and my bump looks very different, in fact midwife said +1 station at my 37 week appt. We'll see, the twinges have definitely been increasing, same frequent BH but nothing painful. no mucous plug. it's a waiting game now! can't wait to hear about all the january births coming up :)

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I've had pressure waves since 24 weeks
 



I like your Hypnobabies language there, wombjuice! 

We have my EDD at 1/26 to account for my 35 day moon cycle, although going strictly by my last MP I would be due on 1/19.  I'm not really having anything serious yet, just occasional Braxton Hicks.  I can feel changes happening, and am super excited and ready to meet this baby!!

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Happy new year everyone! I'm "patiently" waiting for this LO to decide to be born... between carpal tunnel and balloon ankles I'm keeping my activities pretty low-key, and I've actually gotten BORED several times (apparently I am used to being very active!) 

 

I'll be 39 weeks on Tuesday (my original due date before the early ultrasound was January 3rd, then they moved it up a week). I haven't really had any real labor signs (just stuff that indicates that subtle changes are happening). Today I'm putting a list of tasks together to help keep us organized once I'm in labor for sure (make the bed with the shower curtain, send DH out for last minute snacks etc)... I'm trying to be as calm as possible, but knowing it could be tonight or three weeks from now has really kinda thrown me for a loop! I'll do chores and cleaning until my feet are too swollen (I LOVE moving around these days so actually quite looking forward to it)

 

I think my body and baby are both holding out waiting to feel more settled after the holidays. We had several visitors which was nice, but I could NOT relax and felt like a pacing wolf the whole time. Having my home as my likely birthing space has been a really interesting journey that's for sure.



 

I can't even believe how much I relate to this! I hauled the birthing pool upstairs from the basement to our third floor bedroom because I just needed it to be there and we haven't gotten to it thanks to the holidays. I normally go late, but this one feels like to might surprise me....I'm off work on the 20th but want to bump back to the 13th to give myself a bit of breathing room...hopefully that helps ease my stress a bit!

post #19 of 27

I'm officially 37 weeks today, so that means I'm all set to birth at the Birth Center!  I'm super relieved.  Had a bout of a bad tummy bug last week that sent me to the hospital with contractions and it just confirmed how much I DON'T want to have this kiddo at THAT hospital, specifically (it's the closest to our house).  Thankfully, after a couple of IV bags of fluids, the contractions stopped and I got to go home.  I seriously didn't think I'd make it to 37 weeks after that. 

 

And, of course, I'm celebrating making it to 37 weeks with a nasty head cold that hit me hard last night.  ::eye roll::  Here's to hoping I can get over this fast.  Sleeping was miserable last night...er, tonight...regardless...I'm posting at 4:30 AM, you do the math.

post #20 of 27

we are 37+4, nothing is happening in the uterus yet. drinking my RLT, doing Kegels, and..moving to another apt :D

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