Anyone else want to commiserate with me?
I'm 5 days past my due date now. I know that isn't a lot, but still the waiting kind of messes with your head a little bit! I was certain that things were starting up last Thursday, then nothing over the weekend. I just can't even imagine another week of business as usual...just waiting for this little guy to come.
Not overdue, but I was just sharing this in another thread and wondered if anyone might find it helpful. It's an article from American Family Physician called Management of Pregnancy Beyond 40 weeks gestation. I really like this journal. They have good evidence-based articles.
anyone else just totally frustrated? I'm only 40 + 4 but I am just so BEYOND still being pregnant right now. I want to hold her so bad and I am just so exhausted from being pregnant. So tired of answering the "oh how are you feeling" questions, sick of hearing myself complain but really any positive answer I give is a bunch of bs. I am frustrated from cleaning and nesting my house and feeling like 'okay baby, you can come now' and then she doesn't, the house gets messy again.
I know its completely illogical, but I can't help but feel like I truly am going to be pregnant forever
Yea the "checking in" is starting to get REALLY annoying. I am trying to carry on like "nothing" is happening (but nothing is happening!). My husband is very patient and keeps telling me that our little guy is taking his time so that he is nice and strong for our planned home birth (my husband is incredibly supportive and has the patience of a saint). Every time I get a little twinge I tell him which makes me feel like a hypochondriac.
"My back is hurting! Oh wait, just gas pains..."
"I think I lost my mucus plug! Oh wait no, I forgot these cloth pads are a light pink..."
"I think I'm having a contraction! Oh no, its just my sciatica again..."
AHHHH! This is baby #1 and I am 41 weeks today. My husband's guess date was today, but no sign of anything. I just found out that 1 of my 2 midwives is going to be out of town this week. She wants me to "wait" until she gets back, but that means I will be 42 weeks! My dad took this whole next week off work anticipating the birth of his 2nd grandbaby. We can't please everyone now! My family history isn't great though. My sister was born at 42 weeks (induced), my bro was born at 42 week + 3 days, and I was born at 43 weeks. -_-
My sister's baby is due on March 12. If she EVEN has her baby before me, I'm going to lose it! I originally wanted a Pisces but thought there was no way I would make it to the 20th, now I'm not so sure! I REALLY dont want to try natural induction methods because I feel like it will screw up his star chart (oh, what the pregnant mind makes you worry about!). I really don't mind being pregnant, but I could sure use my own immune system back. The baby has been great, but the head cold, dislocated rib, and sciatica are killing me. I just want to heal!
Oh little guy I know you will like it out here! Give your poor tired mama a break! I promise you will love daddy! He is not as scary as he sounds!
Come to the bright side babies, we have boobies out here!!!