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post #41 of 58

Sending lots of labor vibes your way, KM!
Ozzy, that's terrible.  I hope you write or talk to that doctor about your experience so hopefully she can learn from it.  

 

39w 2d today.  I've only gotten 1 text message so far asking if I was in labor; I think everyone just expects me to be pregnant forever this time so they're being more patient (which is nice!).  My cousin's viewing is tomorrow (on Mother's Day :/) and his funeral is on Monday so I'm definitely hoping NOT to go into labor in the next 48 hours.  It's weird being 39+ weeks pregnant and being THANKFUL when I wake up in the morning to find I survived another night without going into labor.

post #42 of 58
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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.

I've been in two threads in the last two days where it was the womans labor pattern for het water to break, and then nothing to happen for about 30 hours. Pitocin did nothing (except cause a Csec in one). Their bodies all kicked into gear when they were ready. You can do this! It's just a little more waiting.
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post #43 of 58
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I've been in two threads in the last two days where it was the womans labor pattern for het water to break, and then nothing to happen for about 30 hours. Pitocin did nothing (except cause a Csec in one). Their bodies all kicked into gear when they were ready. You can do this! It's just a little more waiting.
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Originally Posted by KM84 View Post

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.

I don't blame you for not wanting to go to the hospital! Walk, stairs, lunges, squats! Orgasms, nipple stimulation. smile.gif I would want to avoid the hospital because they can get very itchy with pitocin and protocols about how long you're "allowed" to go with water broken etc.

Keep moving and don't worry. Your baby is going to be here in no time. smile.gif good luck!!
post #44 of 58

I did finally call the midwives just to let them know what's up, and the midwife I talked to was pretty relaxed. She said they "like" women to come in 12 hours after their water breaks, but she didn't say it with an urgency that made me think she thought that was really necessary.

 

Hopefully I'll go into labor soon (heh, been saying that all day), but if it doesn't I'll try to get a good night's sleep and head over to the hospital in the morning. Going over tonight would just mean not getting any sleep and *then* being induced. No thanks.

 

Meanwhile I'm walking a bunch and trying to keep my mind off things. I've had a few super wimpy contractions here and there. The midwife suggested castor oil, but that sounds like a rather unpleasant way to spend the evening. I think I'll wait until morning to try that one.

post #45 of 58

Waiting 'til morning sounds very smart to me!  I think eating/drinking/sleeping sounds like a better idea than trying to get things going at this point.  Odds are, you'll wake up in full-blown labor and be glad you got the rest.  Good luck, mama!!!

post #46 of 58
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Yes! Agree - sleep/rest while you can mama.
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Waiting 'til morning sounds very smart to me!  I think eating/drinking/sleeping sounds like a better idea than trying to get things going at this point.  Odds are, you'll wake up in full-blown labor and be glad you got the rest.  Good luck, mama!!!
post #47 of 58

I'm so bad at waiting. Still zilch, zip, nada going on here. The baby is just as active as always, heart rate is normal (yay for having a doppler), and fluid is still clear so I'm not worried, just impatient. I get a little bit of tugging / twinges when I walk, but as soon as I stop it quiets down. And I can only walk for a short while before I have to dash back to the bathroom.

 

Hopefully I can manage to get to sleep, but its kind of like trying to sleep the night before Christmas. No matter what, tomorrow will be a big day! I'm going to try to put off induction as long as possible, but I doubt I'll try to drag it out later than tomorrow afternoon. It's really hard to do anything when you're leaking fluids.

 

Fingers crossed for spontaneous onset of labor, but honestly it feels kind of unfathomable right now. My body does not seem at all concerned with getting this baby out any time soon.

post #48 of 58
Went to that all day work meeting today, and all day everyone treated me like I might explode at any moment. I thought I would go crazy. All anyone would say to me was "are you ok" "how are you feeling" "is the baby coming now?" Ugh!!

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post #49 of 58
Thread Starter 
Happy Mothers Day everyone!

KM I hope something happened for you last night. I think the Christmas analogy is perfect.
I was awake from 4:30-? Maybe 5:30/6? thinking "maybe I'm in labor" and was way too excited to sleep...
I think I took out my frustration that I'm still pregnant on DH this morning though I can't really tell because it is mothers day and I did specifically request that he take DS (who has been waking up at 6:20 and coming into bed with me - but DH hasn't been sleeping with me because my pregnancy snoring keeps him up - ugh, long story - so its always me that has to wake up w/DS) ... But instead of taking him out of the room so I could sleep he just put him back in his own bed and came to bed to sleep...
So I couldn't sleep.
But my reaction was a bit intense - I burst into tears and said he was being inconsiderate because I was the one who needed sleep - and then... Well. I put on my clothes and left the house.
Really, a walk was just what I needed but I could have gone about getting it with much less drama...
Oh well. now I feel guilty because I came back from my walk and DH and DS were adorable and heading out to buy fixings for French toast. For me ... Oy. I am an emotional mess.greensad.gif

Just to be clear: EDD is TOMORROW. This is by my own lmp calculations AND an 8 week dating ultrasound. Everything has always said May 14, and even my measurements throughout have been fairly spot on. I am just 40 weeks. I've no idea why I've let myself get convinced this baby would be here by now. I know this baby will come when ready. But... I'm ready now! eyesroll.gif
post #50 of 58

Aw, I think we've all had some moments of drama we're not proud of.

 

I'm still here, still not in labor. eyesroll.gif The midwife wants me to come in and at least have them do an ultrasound / discuss the next steps. Since the baby's position was OP at the last appointment (and I can feel little wiggles up front), I'm OK with having them check the positioning. If the baby *is* still OP we can try to turn him/her in hopefully that will start labor.

 

I'm not thrilled about going to the hospital, but I don't think they'll try to bully me into anything. So off we go!

post #51 of 58
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Fairly certain my babe is also OP right now... eyesroll.gif
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Aw, I think we've all had some moments of drama we're not proud of.

I'm still here, still not in labor. eyesroll.gif  The midwife wants me to come in and at least have them do an ultrasound / discuss the next steps. Since the baby's position was OP at the last appointment (and I can feel little wiggles up front), I'm OK with having them check the positioning. If the baby *is* still OP we can try to turn him/her in hopefully that will start labor.

I'm not thrilled about going to the hospital, but I don't think they'll try to bully me into anything. So off we go!
post #52 of 58

I'm just sitting, waiting, wishing.....    lol.  No action here.  Quite a bit past my guess date.  Hoping for a baby before Wednesday so I don't have to worry about testing.  Blah.  Come on all the babies whose mommies are ready!!!

post #53 of 58

I'm starting to think I should be afraid of a vaginal birth. Because with my daughter, I was so terrified of a C-section that I wouldn't even read about it. And of course, that's what I ended up with. With this baby, I've been terrified of induction, and short of something happening tonight, that's what I'm ending up with. 

Maybe if I coax myself into be terrified of a vaginal birth, he'll come out on his own. :P

post #54 of 58

KM - My water was broken for about 56 hours with DS.  It was not fun, and I had a LOT of laundry to do after he was born - we went through every towel, rag, washcloth and 2 packages of chux pads in the house.  But it did eventually happen even though he was malpositioned.  Best of luck, mama!

 

Jynx - hug2.gif

 

Rozzie - emotional reactions are par for the course at this point.  Yesterday on the way home from date night, DS got his arm stuck in his car seat and was freaking out, so I leaned back to help get him unstuck, but that meant my belly was pressing against DH, who freaked out because it was causing the car to drift.  And my reaction was total flip out at him - I spent the rest of the drive home fuming.  And yet seriously, it was a minor thing, and for him it was over as soon as DS was unstuck and I sat back into my seat. 

post #55 of 58

Have been having contractions for about the last two hours, but can't shake the feeling that this isn't it. They're about 50 seconds long, 3 minutes apart...but, I mean, I walked to the park with my husband/son and home again, am able to carry on conversations and no water breakage. It's just so completely the opposite of what I went through with DS that I can't imagine that this is for real. Also, I'm only exactly 38 weeks today...feel like it'll be at least a few more days. Interesting to see how the next few hours plays out!
 

post #56 of 58
Cookie_ - sounds like it could get interesting. smile.gif Every labor is different...you never know.

I just spent my afternoon at L&D having an NST and AFI and I can't help but feel like it was totally unnecessary. They insisted on keeping me on the monitor for at least an hr because the baby was moving SO much (they told me a billion times - "EAT before you come so your baby will be moving and active") that they couldn't keep a consistent read on the hb. And when I finally settled into a position where they could pick up the fhr - it was really high. Up to 185 while I was watching, but very consistently 175 and above. The nurse said it was okay, but she kept saying how the baby needs to calm down...so now instead of feeling better because I don't have pre-eclampsia (the whole point of the NST etc - also - I told them I was fine), now I'm worried that maybe such a high FHR was a bad sign...
She did an u/s to check fluid levels and I did get to see the baby for a second and didn't peek at the gender...but I almost feel worse now because I'm worried maybe there's something wrong with the baby's heart...and THIS is why I have steadfastly refused interventions up to this point....they always leave me feeling unsettled.

Anyway...apparently everything is fine. Next appointment isn't until Wednesday, so I'll ask the mw then.

I was thinking of starting a new weekly chat...it seems Forest hasn't been around for a day or two. smile.gif
post #57 of 58

Just chiming in to say that I have been ridiculously emotional too.  Everything makes me cry.  Really, an episode of How I Met Your Mother made me cry.  It's supposed to be funny!

post #58 of 58
Thread Starter 
Morning everyone. Happy due date to me smile.gif
Just came back from Dr and ultrasound. Baby aced the BPP and apparently I'm 5/6 cm dilated. Still not in labor though. Wtf.

I'm in a much better mood today for what it's worth. Now that I've officially reached the edd I'm sort of entering zen mode. Especially because everything looks good with baby and no one is worried about anything.
So... We wait.

Hope all are well and some of us are in labor smile.gif
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