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post #41 of 125

Astriaia - I totally feel you on not wanting to go to 8 billion more appointments. I had to go back last week just so they could re-check my blood pressure (possible pre-e concerns), and it pissed me off that I had to go downtown, wait around their office for an hour (they are ALWAYS 45-60 minutes late), and then go home, all for a blood pressure check that takes a whole 2 minutes.

 

My new midwives are good, and given the circumstances (transferred into the practice at 34 weeks when my midwife lost her OB backup) I'm really happy with them, but their typical big-practice BS makes me really really really miss my old midwife sometimes. 

 

I'm trying to schedule lots of after-work meetups with close family and friends this week, to help pass the time. I'm doing constructive things around the house, but it's nice to have an evening activity to look forward to. It's sad how much I was looking forward to this evening's outing - meeting up with the Craigslist knitting machine person. :D The baby was kind enough to stay in long enough for me to purchase it. This is my third machine -  I'm a knitting machine fiend.

post #42 of 125
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No baby yet whistling.gif
 

I am walking around with this feeling of being about to push the baby out.  The baby isn't low, not even engaged.  I have zero dilation (as usual).  I am not having (and have not had) any contractions.  Nothing at all to give any credence to that feeling.

 

If I were YOU, though...I'd be afraid to leave my house!  I can't imagine...wow.  Hang in there...it's gotta be really soon.

post #43 of 125

The only thing I know for certain about this baby's birth is that it won't happen past 43 weeks. Which means that I can safely say, without a reasonable doubt, that this is the last 8th of the month that I will be pregnant this go-round!

post #44 of 125

Midwife appointment went well. I am dialated to four which is about typical for this time of pregnancy for me. She did the stretch and sweep and I have been having really strong pressure waves when I am standing up or walking around. Been having strong ones even before she did that - about 5-8 minutes apart but definitely stronger after.

 

but outside of the bloody show during the sweeping of the membranes - no loss of mucus or anything like that.

I really could be pregnant another two weeks.

 

I don't mean to whine, but I hurt. I'm tired. and I remember now while I cried for someone to take me to the hosp and get me an effing c-section after three weeks of this during the last pregnancy. lol

She came a couple days later but I remember now.

 

I'm making salad rolls and then I am going to clean up as best as I can and hopefully watch a documentary tonight.

 

Much love to you all <3

post #45 of 125

Turns out it was labor (so that's what it's like--ow). Story and pics soon.

Baby girl, mw-assisted water-birth at a birthing suite after 13 hours of labor at home with DH and doula as heroic birth-team.  May 7th, 3:32pm, 8lbs 7oz, 21" and HUNGRY!

post #46 of 125
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Originally Posted by Rowdie View Post

Turns out it was labor (so that's what it's like--ow). Story and pics soon.


Baby girl, mw-assisted water-birth at a birthing suite after 13 hours of labor at home with DH and doula as heroic birth-team.  May 7th, 3:32pm, 8lbs 7oz, 21" and HUNGRY!

Yay!! Congratulations!!
post #47 of 125

URGH! Yeah, no baby here either. I knew the chances of anything happening last night were like, 99 to 1 but for some reason really had my hopes pinned on it. It would have been perfect! We have food, we have coffee, everything is set up, the house is CLEAN (glory be!) and here I sit :/ Grump grump grump.

 

Having a lot more increasingly annoying mobility problems. Definitely hobbling like an old woman these days, and it's making me cranky. Feet, ankle and knee pain, and depending on where baby is positioned my pelvis either feels fine or is killing me or my sciatica is acting up.

 

Well... plans for today: rewash baby clothes, wallpaper upstairs bathroom...?

post #48 of 125

I also wanted to say- Bubble, re: nursing. I remember being REALLY baffled about how to achieve that textbook "proper latch" with my daughter when my nipple was as big as her mouth. Then again had the same "what the heck?" moment with DS. The truth of it is, as far as I can tell, that you can't get much of any areola into baby's mouth. What is really important is the depth of the latch- if they can latch with a wide-open mouth and draw the nipple far enough back into their mouths (should be easy, I always think, considering how HUGE my nipples are!) then they'll be able to nurse effectively.

 

I always find the first 2 weeks painful. I get some blisters from poor latching (one poor latch hurts so much that the 10 good ones hardly seem to count!), with DD I had some bleeding with the blisters. Different positioning helps a lot. For the newborn stage, the only way I can get a baby latched on to my left side without me screaming is in the football hold, because that side has some "lean" to it (points slightly to the left) but it took me a while to figure that one out! After the first two weeks they've grown a bit and have better head control and it all changes around then but I just go into it expecting that no matter how perfectly they might be nursing, for me it's still painful.

post #49 of 125

And I wanted to say eyesroll.gif (geeze memory problems much?)

 

KM- all that for a blood pressure check? Yeah, that would have my blood pressure boiling. I hate trips that feel wasted! Probably because I SERIOUSLY hate leaving the house these days.

 

Rowdie-  CONGRATS! Can't wait for stories and pics :)

 

Onemore- I'm cranky without the constant contractions. I'd be whining and wanting to sit around crying too, I'm sure, if I had to put up with that on top of everything else

post #50 of 125

Grace - wallpapering??? really???  are you crazy???

post #51 of 125
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Originally Posted by Just1More View Post

I am walking around with this feeling of being about to push the baby out.  The baby isn't low, not even engaged.  I have zero dilation (as usual).  I am not having (and have not had) any contractions.  Nothing at all to give any credence to that feeling.

 

If I were YOU, though...I'd be afraid to leave my house!  I can't imagine...wow.  Hang in there...it's gotta be really soon.


I'm not leaving the house! LOL I can't believe this kid is still in there! I can feel my bag bulging so bad. It's not too comfortable...just waiting for it to pop!

post #52 of 125
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Originally Posted by Rowdie View Post

Turns out it was labor (so that's what it's like--ow). Story and pics soon.

Baby girl, mw-assisted water-birth at a birthing suite after 13 hours of labor at home with DH and doula as heroic birth-team.  May 7th, 3:32pm, 8lbs 7oz, 21" and HUNGRY!


Congrats! Enjoy that baby moon!

post #53 of 125

Sosu, it sounds like maybe an energetic romp in the sack with your DH would pop that bulging bag! Or bouncing on a birth ball if you're aren't up for dtd...

 

Congrats Rowdie!!

post #54 of 125
Dr appointment went "okay" this morning. My BP was higher than normal and with my swelling and migraine last week, I think they decided to play it safe and test me for pre-e. I had a blood draw and will start a 24-hr urine collection tomorrow. Weirdly enough, I'm not worried about it. The dr didn't really seemed alarmed and I've had an otherwise healthy pregnancy. I think I gained only 2lbs since my last appointment, which is right on 1lb/week.

She felt around and said that baby felt to be around 7lbs 12oz...yikes!
post #55 of 125

Wow ladies! Well, let's see - 

 

Rowdie:  Congratulations!! yay. 

 

Grace:  Are you really wallpapering??? I think your baby will be here soon! I really really do. 

 

Sosu: I second Meredith's advice! Bounce bounce or DTD or - I don't know - jump on a trampoline? thumb.gif

 

Meredith: Looks like I'm in your boat right now. Dilated but baby head not engaged. (isn't that what you said was happening with you?)

 

Went to the Dr - apparently I'm 4cm dilated... This is EXACTLY why I shouldn't have gotten checked. Now I'm all excited to be 4cm dilated... but apparently baby's head isn't even engaged. And even though EVERYTHING literally brings on a contraction - that's all it is. Like, one, strong contraction. Nothing to time, ever. Nothing regular. It's like I am either always contracting, or just fine. 

How many days can I walk around dilated? It doesn't seem right?!  I've been wondering about the mucous plug coming out - for the past few days I've been losing it I guess, but not all at once like everyone else. I'm kind of disappointed! I wanted to see it :)  Instead, i got kind of gross snot discharge constantly coming out of me. 

 

The good news I learned from Dr today was that there isn't really any induction policy at the hospital - which surprised me. The Dr said that I could ask to be induced whenever I want. It's kind of up to me, and they will do a post date ultrasound to make sure everything is fine but there isn't a formal "policy" - like 41 or 42 weeks. So I guess that's good... but I REALLY DONT WANT ANOTHER ULTRASOUND EVER AGAIN so BABY HAD BETTER COME OUT SOON. 

post #56 of 125

Camser- 7,12 really isn't that big.  And it's just an estimate.  My DS was 8 even at birth and he was TINY!! 

 

Rozzie - you can walk around at 4 for MONTHS, not to depress you or anything.  But, that means that once labor start, that's less distance you have to go. 

 

Astraia - I'm with MLog... seriously?!?  You're ambitious.

 

AFM - this little one is still not engaged, and I felt her rotate last night.  Where I've been feeling movement 100% on the left for weeks now, last night I was feeling it on the right.  Took DS to the dentist this morning and they were amazed that I was still driving... um, how did you expect me to get here otherwise??

 

Oops, therapists are here.  gotta run.

post #57 of 125
Yay!! More babies! Three on the same day!!

Sosu - I know dtd may seem like an absurd suggestion at this point but seriously wink1.gif I can't imagine walking around that dilated with a bulging bag of waters. That Baby needs to come out! smile.gif

I don't know if it's even possible but I feel like my baby shifted into a totally crap position last night. Up until the evening, I had been able to feel Elmer if distinctly head-like right near my pubic bone and my midwives have been confirming for weeks thatthe baby was head down...now that head-shaped thing is gone??! The baby was wiggling around like a crazy person last night and it was definitely uncomfortable. That, combined with what I was feeling day before yesterday...concerned. And my next appt isn't until Friday and I'll be 39 weeks. What arethe odds of baby moving back into place? greensad.gif I'm sitting on the birth ball as much as possible and doing pelvic tilts and trying to lay on my left side (which is so uncomfortable these days)...
Hopefully I'm just paranoid and the baby is still in the right place. I'm going to go attempt a walk and see what that does...
post #58 of 125

Can't wait to see pictures of the new babies! Was just looking at the photo thread at pics of new babies Soren and Oscar, am dying here of cuteness.

 

Soooooo Grace, did you actually wallpaper the bathroom? I, um, did some dishes last night and picked up all the books that my son had scattered around the living room? I was really patting myself on the back for all that bending over, but then I came here and saw mention of wallpapering!

 

Lighthearted- I'm also a little concerned that baby has maybe rotated back out of position. He was doing a lot of twisting and shifting all night long. I'm almost afraid to feel around too much right now for fear that I'll find his head back over to the side under my hip (which is where it feels like something is definitely budged).

 

I'm starting to feel really impatient! I just want to move on to the next phase, be done with pregnancy and hold my new little guy. Although I guess I should be careful what I wish for since my doula is out of town this weekend and I really want her to be around for the birth.

post #59 of 125

yeah. I know this could last for a while (4 cm dilated but nothing else doin') .... going to try some more spicy food tonight. I had a stern talking to with this baby as well winky.gif

I'm not really worried about anything - just excited to meet the baby, you know??

(yes, you ALL know.)

 

One bummer is the weather in Boston. It's been pouring rain for the past two days and will be tomorrow again. I want to get walking. But I am not sure I feel like walking in the rain, especially with this darn cold that is still lingering. 

 

I'm sitting on the yoga ball and squatting and stuff but I feel like I should take a walk every day... Argh.

 

LHM: my understanding is that baby is very likely to move into a good place in labor. Dont worry. But you should probably get moving as you said. 

post #60 of 125

A friend of mine has started what I call reverse-mommyjacking me on Facebook. I post about something unrelated (to date I think I've mentioned my pregnancy on my FB profile maybe 3 times), and she comments with "have you popped out that baby yet?!?!"

 

I know she's trying to be funny and is just excited, but tired/hormonal/bored me is super duper not amused. I'm trying to figure out how to let her know that's really not something that one should say to a 9 months pregnant lady, without sounding crazy / bitchy. Except that I'm totally feeling crazy / bitchy today.

 

Today is one of those days where I can't imagine that I will ever actually go into labor. I'm only 39+5, so I know I could easily have a week or more to go. But I feel like it's never gonna happen.

 

I think it's time to walk to the bakery for a cupcake. Or three.

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