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post #21 of 58
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Originally Posted by lightheartedmom View Post

Still here, just lurking from my phone. Jynx, I had a dream you had your baby last night. How weird is it that I have dreams about Internet people I've never met? smile.gif
 

LMAO!!! I have dreams that I need to check on the forum... and so I wake up to check on the forum... :P 

I didn't have him last night. But I'm really hoping he comes this weekend. :D

post #22 of 58
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Originally Posted by mlovesj View Post


Rozzie, I have been relating to a lot of the things you've been saying about balancing late pregnancy with continuing to work. I too am really grateful that I can work from home, but, similarly, I have a pretty skimpy amount of paid maternity leave (just a few weeks) and I am only working right now to conserve those precious days.  I have a job where I'll be able to take my baby to work with me, but I don't know how focused I'll be then :)  Yep, they'd have a waaaaay more satisfied employee with 12 weeks paid time off in my case too!!  I'm trying to work on a few projects and it's tedious and my brain keeps wandering..... to this site, to daydreaming about the baby, to grazing on food in the kitchen, to answering the nonstop "Have you had the baby?" emails, texts, call. 

 

Speaking of that, add me to the list of people who are so so so tired of saying, "Nope, nothing new today.  Not in labor.  No sign of baby.  I feel just like I did yesterday." etc.  Uggg.... for one thing, I feel like I'm disappointing *them* with my lack of news.  For another, it makes it seem like it is in some way negative news when in fact I should be enjoying my last few days of pregnancy and feeling excited and just focusing on knowing that baby - and my body - will know when the time is right....  It's just the wrong emphasis.  My whole pregnancy I've been looking forward to this time.  I LOVE the anticipation!  I have so many sweet memories from my last pregnancy about the sense of wonder if "today will be the day"....but I'm feeling pressured to feel, as I say, like I'm disappointing people.  I'm glad I wrote this out because it makes me determined to be in charge of my emotions and my mental state.  I WILL savor this special time!! :)

 

I've started Baby Watch 2012 posts on my Facebook. That has really cut down on the number of questions we're getting. :D

post #23 of 58
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Originally Posted by mlovesj View Post

Speaking of that, add me to the list of people who are so so so tired of saying, "Nope, nothing new today.  Not in labor.  No sign of baby.  I feel just like I did yesterday." etc.  Uggg.... for one thing, I feel like I'm disappointing *them* with my lack of news.  For another, it makes it seem like it is in some way negative news when in fact I should be enjoying my last few days of pregnancy and feeling excited and just focusing on knowing that baby - and my body - will know when the time is right....  It's just the wrong emphasis.  My whole pregnancy I've been looking forward to this time.  I LOVE the anticipation!  I have so many sweet memories from my last pregnancy about the sense of wonder if "today will be the day"....but I'm feeling pressured to feel, as I say, like I'm disappointing people.  I'm glad I wrote this out because it makes me determined to be in charge of my emotions and my mental state.  I WILL savor this special time!! :)

 

Well put, mloves j! That is going to be my mantra tonight - thanks. namaste.gif

 

My best friend who is coming to watch dd during my home birth called today to let me know that "late next week is not good" for her, so "we need to get this baby out." Then, as an afterthought, "just kidding!" Hilarious, and obviously a huge joke and not a completely unnecessary and b*tchy thing to say, noooooo....

post #24 of 58

I'm still here too, although it's not surprising since I'm not due until the 28th. However, my first son came at 38+3, so maybe next week will see something happen. I thought maybe last night might be it for a few hours. I started having really intense contractions, mixed with some kind of really painful lower backache/hip ache (a new feeling for me) and I couldn't catch my breath. They came and went over the course of the night, but nothing really happened. Every time I got up to pee, I was worried my water would break, but luckily, things stayed put. I really don't want to go into labor until at least Wed, since my doula is out of town until Tuesday morning.

 

The upside of all the shenanigans and poor sleep last night was that it worried my husband so much, he took off work this morning to stay home and clean/straighten our bedroom. He reorganized, put fresh bedding on, vacuumed, dusted and packed all of our winter clothing away in sealed bags. It looks so nice in there now!

 

Mloves - I'm right there with you in reminding myself to cherish these last days. These are the last days I'll have alone with my older son, the last days of his only childness, and I want to make sure I spend this time wisely with him. This is also my last pregnancy, so I don't want to rush out of it. I'm lucky in that I've had a relatively "easy" and healthy pregnancy, so I don't have any real physical pain that I'm looking to escape from by giving birth. I want to celebrate these days! (At the same time, let's not go nuts. I don't need to go two weeks past my due date to fully savor these days, o mighty powers that be!)

post #25 of 58

mlovesj-thank you for putting that into words.  That's exactly how I feel, but couldn't put my finger on it.  It's like the baby and I become a "problem" instead of a blessing.  Now that I have that thought settled, I can feel strong and content inside.  Thanks again...I needed that.

post #26 of 58

Celebrating 38 weeks today!

 

Other than puffy, painful feet I have been feeling perfectly fine until my Dr.s appt this morning. I met the other doctor in the practice who decided she would do a cervical check. Sweet, naive me thought "oh well it will be nice to know I guess." I had no idea how rough they are, she said I was not even close to dialating, then as soon as she was done I had a gush of bright red blood. She and the student watching handed me a box of tissues to clean myself up, a pad, and sent me on my way. I went to work feeling sore and vaguely worried, finally got home around 4:00 and had a message from the nurse, who then told me to go to pregnancy triage at the hospital "just in case" since they were surprised by how much I had bled from the exam. I just got home from triage and luckily they said they think everything is fine. But of course this is after another painful cervical exam and now I am having some "irritable" contractions. I almost said "yes my baby and I certainly feel irritable!" And I missed one of my best friends' surprise 30th birthday party which is happening right now.

 

Next time I am definitely skipping the -unnecessary- (and after a trip to the hospital probably expensive) cervical check~! For tonight, trying to comfort myself with chinese food and vegging in front of the computer. 

post #27 of 58
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Originally Posted by ozzy View Post

Celebrating 38 weeks today!

 

Other than puffy, painful feet I have been feeling perfectly fine until my Dr.s appt this morning. I met the other doctor in the practice who decided she would do a cervical check. Sweet, naive me thought "oh well it will be nice to know I guess." I had no idea how rough they are, she said I was not even close to dialating, then as soon as she was done I had a gush of bright red blood. She and the student watching handed me a box of tissues to clean myself up, a pad, and sent me on my way. I went to work feeling sore and vaguely worried, finally got home around 4:00 and had a message from the nurse, who then told me to go to pregnancy triage at the hospital "just in case" since they were surprised by how much I had bled from the exam. I just got home from triage and luckily they said they think everything is fine. But of course this is after another painful cervical exam and now I am having some "irritable" contractions. I almost said "yes my baby and I certainly feel irritable!" And I missed one of my best friends' surprise 30th birthday party which is happening right now.

 

Next time I am definitely skipping the -unnecessary- (and after a trip to the hospital probably expensive) cervical check~! For tonight, trying to comfort myself with chinese food and vegging in front of the computer. 

*Stomp!* on your behalf.

post #28 of 58

Ozzy, that is so crappy! I'm sorry you had to go through that, but glad everything is okay.
 

post #29 of 58
I'm still here too! 38+1 Last night I had juicy contractions that petered out. Oh well. I'd love it if this weekend turned into a weekend plus a month off of work to bond with the baby. But I'm also not doing anything to speed things up.

Right now I am "craving" major physical spoiling. Like if I could get a combo massage and accupuncture appointment that would be amazing.

Ozzy, that sucks! I haven't been checked yet and I think I'll keep opting out.

Working from home peeps -- that sounds so nice! I have been doing full days at the office still and I hate having to look professional all day. I need a chaise lounge! Or a business hammock!
post #30 of 58
Thread Starter 
Wow, ouch that sounds awful Ozzy. I definitely would avoid cervical checks if I had to do it over - my mine actually wasn't painful at all, it was gentle and really didn't do anything except give me false hope I'd be in labor by now.
So that's why I would opt out if I did it over - because who really needs to know she is 4cm dilated if nothing is going to happen for lord knows how long.
*grumble grumble*

I had another 3am "I think I'm in labor" night last night... UGH... I woke up to a very intense contraction. Went pee, as typically that's what brings them on, and then when I got back in bed had another one/was possibly still having the same one. It was definitely radiating from my lower back to my front and I was like "ok, maybe this is it" and was pretty excited. Man, I need to stop with the middle of the night labor hopes. I think the delirium of sleep is confusing things for me.

Because here I am - still pregnant!

Good morning everyone.
post #31 of 58
Wow ozzy - if I were in your shoes I'd be pretty steamed at that doctor...both for manhandling me and then for waiting so long to say "hey, maybe that much bleeding wasn't normal..." I've had some really awful cervical checks in the past (which is partly why I avoid them now...thankfully my midwives don't do them routinely...my old ob was the once-a-week from 36weeks type). You'd think female drs would be waaay more gentle since they have the same parts! They ought to know how it feels!!

I'm still here. Its 5:45 and I want to be sleeping still but I can't get comfortable and the baby had the hiccups until 2 seconds ago which makes sleep impossible.

Doing 24 hr urine starting this morning and then I get to spend tomorrow morning having an nst and afi at labor and delivery even though my other bloodwork and urine from yesterday came back totally clear. Annoying.

This will be my first u/s this pregnancy. I'm going to try and resist the urge to sneak a peek between baby's legs. But it might be hard to avoid. ;-)

As of yesterday baby is head down but definitely not even a little engaged and still sort of rotating between left and right posterior. I really want to coax him/her into turning and dropping...but the yoga ball isn't helping and neither are the other yoga-ish exercises. I kind of feel like as soon as baby decides to turn and move down; things will happen fast, but I'm not sure how to get things moving along...

Blah. Thats enough rambling. Now to try and to back to sleep.
Hope some of you amazing moms have little babies to snuggle in time for mothers day. smile.gif
post #32 of 58

Still here! 41 weeks today. I'm giving up. I'm officially going to stop stressing about it, and do like mlovesj- just ENJOY it. Somehow. 2 birthday parties today (one for me, one for a 2 year old friend), so it should be a nice day.

 

Baby is still posterior. I'm giving up on that too.

 

Ozzy- I'd be PISSED! Sorry you missed the party, that sucks :(

post #33 of 58

The only time I've had bleeding after a cervical check is when they've swept my membranes... could that be what happened??

post #34 of 58

I think it was just coincidence that it happened after a check, my water broke this morning. No contractions yet though, hopefully things will get moving soon.
 

post #35 of 58
Yay km84!! Keep us posted!! joy.gif
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KM - Hurrah! FWIW, when my water broke first thing, it took about an hour for me to really get going with contractions. Hope we hear some good news from you tomorrow!
 

post #37 of 58

It's been about 3 hours. I've had a couple contractions, but nothing that indicates labor has any intention of getting going. I'm trying to decide when / if I should call the midwives. They'll just want me to go to the hospital, and quite frankly I absolutely do not need to be hospitalized right now. I feel great, baby is moving, fluid is totally clear / odorless. So I'm trying to keep myself occupied... but the waiting is kind of killing me. I am not a patient person.

post #38 of 58
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Yeah KM! Soon! So exciting!
post #39 of 58

KM, that would make me stress out too. Nothing to be like, "yes, this is it!! Or... not.... but it needs to be!" Hopefully things get rolling soon!

post #40 of 58
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We didn't go to SIL's graduation, it felt like way too much but we did spend the morning at an event for DH's work and then in the playground with DS ... I am totally serious that people were treating me like a freak of nature. Do 40 weeks pregnant women typically not emerge out of the house or what? It's like they've never seen anything like it.
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