Hi ladies, took the liberty of starting the new weekly thread since flavorfull1 and lots of the other chatting mamas have had their babies already and are (hopefully) busy with other things. Hope that's okay!
I can't believe we're only 1/3 of the way through the month and already have so many new babies! Its definitely making me anxious for this little one to arrive, although in some ways I know things will really change once she does--but that's life, right? I'm 40+3 today and hoping for baby to arrive sometime this week (except Wednesday, actually, because my parents have something to do). I found this website last night while I was laying awake in bed: spacefem.com It gives your daily probability of spontaneous labor according to your due date...so for example my chance of spontaneous labor by this date is 61.79% and my chance of labor starting today is 10%. Anyway, something to fiddle with.
My DD was born at 40+2, so I'm officially feeling "late" now. I'm having the weirdest temperature problems--I am sweaty all of the time. Its sort of bizarre. My skin is cold but I can't stop sweating at night, especially my chest/neck and legs/feet. I don't have a fever...no idea what's up with this, but it sucks! Having regular BHx contrax this morning, which is new for me; usually only have them in the evening and at night, so hopefully that's a good sign. Today I promised to take DD to Chick-fil-A, then I have a midwife appt tomorrow. That's basically my plan for the week!
Tara2--hope you got some rest! I hear ya on not wanting labor to start when you're already feeling depleted.
Ravensong, glad things are okay with you. Going past 40 sort of mentally sucks, doesn't it? I hope you have luck with some nipple stim. I haven't gone there yet, mostly because I don't want to make myself sore. But I'm getting to that point too.
day, tell that baby to stay put for another day until your midwife returns! Sounds like a productive day; good luck with DH's closet.
NicMom, that's interesting about the betacarotene in your colostrum. I would have freaked out, but sounds like its all good.
NCMtnMama, hope you've been able to relax some. Stress is definitely not helpful, but sometimes its hard to feel anything else. I hope that you're feeling alright today.
Hope everyone else is feeling as well as can be expected and looking forward to more baby arrivals this week!