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Baby CAN'T come?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

While waiting for all these laboring mama's to tell us how things are going, anyone else feel like there baby CAN'T come yet?

 

I have informed baby-boy-yet-to-be-named that he has to stay put for now. We have friends coming into town for a long weekend, my husband has Yankee's tickets and I have tickets to see Newsies on Broadway on Saturday. So, sorry kid, get comfortable, you have to stay where you are until at least Monday. Next weekend would really be better. 

 

And we are having a home birth, which might be interesting with out of town guests :)

post #2 of 15

I have dishes (again. Kitchen gets trashed every day) and I still have not steam cleaned the rugs nor washed the diapers again. Its not that she can't come really, just...yeah I doubt it will be any time soon so not even getting my hopes up. Tuesday is the due date or the monday after that (the 7th). I gestate late. I could be pregnant until may 20th. I really just gotta keep that in mind! haha

post #3 of 15
I'm there as well. Will be 37 weeks tomorrow but starting to feel a little like labor is coming sOoner this time.
The other night I was contracting all night and all I could think was "my refrigerator is a mess! The baby can't come before I clean it out!" so I cleaned it yesterday. Now it is empty. So now it's "the baby can't come until I stock up on food so whoever is watching the kids is...they won't be feeding them garbage."
Plus I haven't packed a hospital bag, haven't set up the baby's bed...haven't done a million other things that need to be done before baby. Plus mil is supposed to watch the kids while we're at the hospital and shes out of town until next week.
So yeah....I've been telling this child it needs to stay put for another 2 weeks at least.
post #4 of 15
Yep, yep, I'm hoping mine comes on the EDD (Cinco de Mayo!). My folks and doula friend are coming into town at that time to help out. I'd rather this kid stay on schedule even though I know they rarely do.
post #5 of 15

I've TOTALLY felt this way this week. We just had our big annual reception for the scholarship program I work for last night, which has taken up a ton of my time, and DH is presenting a huge case that he's been working on overtime all week to a grand jury today (right now, actually!), and I have to work my last shift at the mental health crisis center tomorrow. Therefore, not only have I not got any preparation-for-baby stuff done this week, but our house is more of a mess than usual, with neither of us having time to do basic daily chores (I just washed the first load of what will probably be 3 loads of dishes - normally DH's job, but being as he's gotten about 8 hours total sleep in the last 72 hours, I want him to go to bed as soon as he gets home today). I also need to sweep & mop, pick up nearly every room in the house, clean the bathroom, do a bazillion loads of laundry, etc. Whew!

 

Next week, however, begins my time of almost no outside commitments - I'll still have some work from home stuff to do for one of my jobs, but I can mostly just concentrate on getting everything together after this week. I need to sterilize some stuff (towels, sheets, mama cloth) for my birth kit, I really want to cook and freeze more food, and I still need to sew bolsters for our bed (it's a mattress on the floor against the wall, and I want to have bolsters between the mattress and the wall, just to be on the safe side, as we're planning on bed-sharing). I also just want to do some deeper cleaning, like washing all of our wall tapestries. Also, while this isn't a priority, I really really want to tie dye some baby t-shirts & onesies, as well as a few things for DH & I. So, we have been regularly instructing the baby that she/he needs to wait at least one more week, preferably 2 or 3.  I'm due May 20th, so hopefully she/he will be cool with that.

post #6 of 15

I was just thinking this same thing this morning....lol.
Tomorrow my dd has a field trip in which she does not want to miss and I already paid for her to go. Plus it is my brothers bday...so I don't care for them to share bdays. Then friday my dh will be busy a lot. Saturday dd has soccer and sunday again dh will be busy.
But thankfully most of those things are during the day, so I decided after thinking about it that the baby could be born over night time/early morning hours and not affect our schedule THAT much..lol. But unfortunately that hasn't been the case with any of my babies...lol.

Oh and that is not even taking into consideration that I don't have the baby clothes washed yet and my washing machine has been on the blink!!! AHHHHH!!! I seriously just rigged it with a hair pin.......just call me Magiver ......or however you spell it..lol

post #7 of 15
I feel like baby needs to wait until Monday to be born because I still have a few loose ends to tie up at work tomorrow and a busy weekend ahead. Doesn't look like he will be coming any time before his 5/8 EDD though because I have had only a few BH each day and his head isn't engaged yet. So, I don't think I have to worry about him coming before I'm ready!
post #8 of 15

There you are Rowdie! I was wondering about you :) 

I want mine to stay put until YOUR due date, what a cool birthday - but I'm due the 14th so could go well past that to May 21st (EEK) - while I"m not ready to go into labor TODAY, the weekend of 5/5 would be great! thumb.gif

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Originally Posted by Rowdie View Post

Yep, yep, I'm hoping mine comes on the EDD (Cinco de Mayo!). My folks and doula friend are coming into town at that time to help out. I'd rather this kid stay on schedule even though I know they rarely do.

 

 

post #9 of 15

 

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Originally Posted by Rowdie View Post

Yep, yep, I'm hoping mine comes on the EDD (Cinco de Mayo!). My folks and doula friend are coming into town at that time to help out. I'd rather this kid stay on schedule even though I know they rarely do.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by rozziemama View Post

There you are Rowdie! I was wondering about you :) 

I want mine to stay put until YOUR due date, what a cool birthday - but I'm due the 14th so could go well past that to May 21st (EEK) - while I"m not ready to go into labor TODAY, the weekend of 5/5 would be great! thumb.gif

 

 

 


Just FYI, in another thread we decided that anyone who gives birth on Cinco de Mayo will have to post a picture of themselves wearing a sombrero and drinking a margarita.  :)  Birthing in the sombrero would be preferable, but you can wait until afterwards if you want.  ;)

 

 

Personally, I'm aiming for next Friday.  Tonight or tomorrow night would be good too, but I don't see that happening.  Next Friday is the optimal birthing day for us.  We'll see how that works out.  lol

post #10 of 15
That is awesome! But where would I ever find a sombrero in Boston while in labor... Hmmm wink1.gif

Cannot wait for the margarita
post #11 of 15

My baby couldn't come until after today (I was getting interviewed!) but the interview was a few hours ago and now I all of a sudden feel READY (like before I felt like I was weeks away, now... COME OUT BABY!  Haha!).

post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Rowdie View Post

Yep, yep, I'm hoping mine comes on the EDD (Cinco de Mayo!). My folks and doula friend are coming into town at that time to help out. I'd rather this kid stay on schedule even though I know they rarely do.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by rozziemama View Post

There you are Rowdie! I was wondering about you :) 

I want mine to stay put until YOUR due date, what a cool birthday - but I'm due the 14th so could go well past that to May 21st (EEK) - while I"m not ready to go into labor TODAY, the weekend of 5/5 would be great! thumb.gif

 

 

 


Just FYI, in another thread we decided that anyone who gives birth on Cinco de Mayo will have to post a picture of themselves wearing a sombrero and drinking a margarita.  :)  Birthing in the sombrero would be preferable, but you can wait until afterwards if you want.  wink1.gif

 

 

Personally, I'm aiming for next Friday.  Tonight or tomorrow night would be good too, but I don't see that happening.  Next Friday is the optimal birthing day for us.  We'll see how that works out.  lol


That would be awesome! Too bad they make you get out of the birthing pool right after the birth (so the placenta doesn't get in the water). I'd love to get a little sombrero for the munchkin too, with the two of us kicking it in the water as if it were a jacuzzi.
post #13 of 15

Add me into this club! Everyone is speculating I'll go early, but I still have some cleaning stuff to finish, I DESPERATELY want my DH to finis the upstairs bathroom before baby is born- I've been nagging for seriously more than a year now, but it's SO CLOSE, and I want to go to my DD's piano recital on May 5th (also my guess date). Also need to buy plumbers tape so the hose will attach to the sink properly and put up a house number, as per midwife request.

 

I'm hoping for May 7th or something around then. A bit after my due date, but not enough that i start to think this kiddo will never come out.

 

On the other hand, I got a lot of "big" stuff moved around, threw out a ton of junk (this is another reason baby can't come yet- DH needs to make a trip to the dump to toss all the stuff we really really really don't want (and no one else would ever want either)), washed baby clothes and set up the dresser and basinette. So I'm feeling MORE prepared- we're getting there. It wouldn't be the end of the world if baby came now. And when this kid does those crazy cervix-grinding, feet-in-my-ribs stretches I think, "okay, now would be just fine."

post #14 of 15

So after a panic of going to wash the baby boy clothes and not finding them in the rubbermaid I thought they were in.....I found them in a different rubbermaid in the office closet..........soooooooooooo I have some of them in the wash now......so I feel a bit more ready.......although I hope the baby does work around our schedule..lol.

I haven't really felt close to delivery today (unlike other days)......I have just kind of felt really pregnant..lol.

BTW....hair pin idea worked only for one load...next load it sprang off and I didn't know where it went.....so I found a cap thing and used it.....it too only worked for one load......so now I have a key jammed in there....at first it wasn't working...but after holding it for a bit....it got in there enough to make it through......soooooooooooo maybe repair dude will be visiting sooner than I had hoped 0_o

Just to explain what is up.....the latch that tells the machine the lid is closed hasn't been working....so it didn't want to proceed to the next cycle because it thought the lid was open........that is why I have been jamming things in there..lol.

post #15 of 15

Oh yes!  I've done the Mini Marathon here in Indy for the past 2 years and I'm working on a 30 year streak.  Which mean, obviously, that I can't skip it this year.  It's next Saturday when I'll be 38w 2d, so baby is NOT allowed to come before that.  Which I don't think will be an issue, since the last one came at 41w 6d ;)

 

Also, my 2 and 4 year old have 'preschool graduation' at 7pm on my EDD and I absolutely want to be there.  So the baby had better be born before noon that day, or wait until after 10pm!!!

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