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Anyone`s due date is still a week or two away?

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

So, I`ve been in awe with all the wonderful babes born lately. However, my due date is still two weeks away. Yikes. 2 weeks. Anyone else?

post #2 of 21

Me! My due date is the 28th, although since my first came at 38w3d, I'm hoping to get things moving here this week. A girl can always hope, right?
 

post #3 of 21

Yup, I'm two weeks away as well.  My swelling has gone down significantly so I'm not as desperate to get this baby out as I was last week.  I'm glad of that because I do want to enjoy this last little bit of being pregnant.  I sat on the couch last night and again thought to myself, "How did we get here?"  It's been almost nine months and I'm still caught off guard by being pregnant.  Imagine when I have an outside baby to hold!

post #4 of 21

I'm due May 23, so a week from Wednesday. My first was born at 41 weeks, and I'm not feeling any imminent labor signs, so I'm not expecting anything too soon.

post #5 of 21
Yep! The DD I am working with is the 25th but it has been as early as the 15th and as late as June 1st. I figure I do have a decent chance of being pregnant into June, but I also keep getting my hopes up as labor signs come and go. It is fun to read all the birth stories for inspiration!
post #6 of 21

Warning: this post contains TMI

 

I'm due the 26th and had been hoping that the increasing frequency of BH over the past few weeks, along with a few other body changes, was a sign that my birthing time was near. Now I hope my sweet baby stays in for at least another week so I can get my strength back. At this point, she is welcome to stay in until June. Read on for the gory details.

 

THEN I got food poisoning over the weekend :( When I first started having diarrhea on Saturday evening, I got really excited and thought my body was clearing out to prepare for birth. Then I started feeling sicker and sicker, and ended up with violent vomiting and diarrhea throughout the night. I even vomiting toward the end of a phone call with my midwife, who was like, "OK Bye" when I said, "I have to puke again" and immediately wretched. Talk about high drama! She told me that if it went on for more than 12 hours that I would need to come to the hospital for IV fluids, and luckily it stopped right around 12 hours. I had some pretty painful contractions throughout the night that were erratic and weird, and clearly the result of my uterus being irritated by all of the other activity.

 

My midwife told me I should aim for for 4 liters of fluid yesterday. I think I got in around 2. I was trying for more and then I threw up again after eating some rice made with broth last night. I figured that it is better for my body to consume what I can handle rather than forcing more into it. I actually slept pretty well last night and my fluid-forcing is underway this morning. I've eaten a piece of toast and had some applesauce without incident. I'm going to call the midwife to check in soon, and make sure there isn't too much concern about my hydration status. I would be much more worried if I weren't feeling the baby move regularly. It isn't that I'm unwilling to go to the hospital if I need to, but I also don't want to start a chain of monitoring and checks that could lead to unnecessary stress and/or interventions. As usual, trying to reconcile my instincts with logic :)

post #7 of 21

I'm due 2 weeks from today, too.  But if this weekend's activity is any indication, I'm not going to make it.  I've been contracting pretty steadily off and on since Saturday.  I took a walk with DS yesterday and they picked up for most of the night after that.  They're back down right now, but no telling what's going to happen.  I'm working on the assumption I can go any time, so I'm trying to get the last few last-minute things taken care of today. 

post #8 of 21

Almost 2 weeks left but I'm crossing all fingers that these kids get here sooner. I really don't want to be induced and they're already pressuring me since I'm 38 weeks. Ugh. I just need these kids to kick it into high gear and come out before next appt on Thursday so I won't have to argue with the doctors again!!

post #9 of 21

I'm at 38+3, but not really anticipating anything before week 40 (my sons were born at 40 and 42). Fine by me as I have so much to do!

Emelee - why are they pushing for induction so early?

post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by Emelee View Post

Almost 2 weeks left but I'm crossing all fingers that these kids get here sooner. I really don't want to be induced and they're already pressuring me since I'm 38 weeks. Ugh. I just need these kids to kick it into high gear and come out before next appt on Thursday so I won't have to argue with the doctors again!!

 

Reschedule the appt.  Call them and tell them something came up and you're not going to be able to make it.  Unless they're actually running tests at these appts, I'd skip the stress for now. 

post #11 of 21

Arianrhod: I hope you are feeling better!  I can't imagine going through that during pregnancy...ugh!!!! 

 

According to LMP my due date is the 24th, but according to ovulation and growth it's the 26th...so close to two weeks left here.  I've had Braxton Hicks since 18 or 20 weeks, but they have definitely gotten more intense the last few weeks.  *Fingers crossed* my uterus is ready to go come labor time.  Although, I'd like to make it to the hospital, so I'm not hoping for a super-duper fast labor - haha!

 

Every time I go to the bathroom I check for any signs of my mucus plug being lost.  DH still wants to DTD with me (why???), so maybe that will help keep things on track...LOL.  Semen is rich with prostaglandins right?

post #12 of 21

Mami-Feliz: It's because it's twins even though they are di-di and have been perfect on every ultrasound so far. They say they want them out before tragedy can occur...??? They said that usually they'll push induction even as early as 35 weeks sometimes!!! I'm already pissing them off since they wanted me in at 38 weeks 0 days for induction and I'm 38 weeks 1 day.

 

cristeen-I have put off ultrasounds because they just stress me out and the babies have been perfect all along anyways. They don't do any tests, just the usual belly measuring and weight check type stuff. I just want to go into labor because I hate confrontation and these high risk doctors are really starting to stress me.

 

casmer-My DH is the same way, wanting to DTD and I just kind of look at him wondering how we even could with how big I've gotten, haha! I worry I'd crush him somehow if we even attempted anything!

post #13 of 21

I realised just after I posted that you were expecting twins. That sounds like a very stressful situation the doctors are putting you in - that kind of language is just awful. Here's hoping that labour starts soon. Big hugs.

post #14 of 21
Thread Starter 

Glad I`m not the only one still waiting. Will be 38 weeks tomorrow but hoping babe will come sooner. Lots of twinges and cramps/contractions. I get cramps in my legs and I`m afraid I might fall if it cuts me off guard. Oh, the joys of pregnancy:)

post #15 of 21

Arianrhod - Ugh, that really sucks. I hope you're on the mend now...can't imagine having food poisoning whilst pregnant. It's bad enough when you're not pregnant!

 

Emelee - Why would doctors use that language with you? "Before a tragedy can occur"? Even if there are legitimate health concerns, that kind of talk to a late term pregnant lady doesn't do anyone any good! Good luck, hope we hear good news from you soon.

 

Cristeen - are you still here? Any developments?

 

 

I'm still here too. Not officially due until the 28th, but have hopes of at least a little sooner since my son came at 38w4d. I was feeling mostly ok with waiting out the remaining days, but I had a real incident of prodromal labor on Sunday. I kept telling my husband it was nothing, but after fairly uncomfortable but bearable 45-55 second contractions every 6 minutes or so for 2 hours, I let myself get my hopes up a tiny bit. I didn't have any early labor with my son (basically woke up and went into active labor), so I thought maybe that's what was going on. I was like, oh I'm getting to experience the "baking cookies stage" this time, yay!

 

(When I was pregnant the first time, we took a birth education class. My husband and I always laugh at the memory of one of the videos they showed us where these women were going through early labor and taking long hikes in the Rocky Mountains and then going home and baking cookies and bread. That was so completely different from what I ended up going through that I always joked to my husband that I got ripped off by not getting my "baking cookies stage.")

 

It went on for about 4 hours, at one point moving to 5 minutes apart, but the ctx felt so mild that I was able to go about our day (we walked to the park, I knit several rows on a blanket I'm making, I ate a sandwich) albeit a little more slowly. By 10pm though, everything completely died down. Felt exhausted yesterday (happily, a day my son decided to take a 3 hour nap), but otherwise fine.

 

Even though I'm only 38w2d right now, that episode left me feeling really dispirited. I'm trying to appreciate these last days, but I feel big, unwieldy, and restless now. Plus, lots of rain and thunderstorms predicted for the next 2 days, so I feel kind of trapped inside with my little wild man toddler. We might have to venture out today with our rain gear on regardless....maybe I can walk this baby right out of me! I'm so restless and bored.

post #16 of 21
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Arianrhod: I hope you are feeling better!  I can't imagine going through that during pregnancy...ugh!!!! 

 

According to LMP my due date is the 24th, but according to ovulation and growth it's the 26th...so close to two weeks left here.  I've had Braxton Hicks since 18 or 20 weeks, but they have definitely gotten more intense the last few weeks.  *Fingers crossed* my uterus is ready to go come labor time.  Although, I'd like to make it to the hospital, so I'm not hoping for a super-duper fast labor - haha!

 

Every time I go to the bathroom I check for any signs of my mucus plug being lost.  DH still wants to DTD with me (why???), so maybe that will help keep things on track...LOL.  Semen is rich with prostaglandins right?

 

Casmer - FWIW, I'm pretty sure DTD on Sunday afternoon was what started my contractions later that day. I hadn't thought about it (it had been a while), but seems like too big of a coincidence. So maybe it's worth a shot?!

post #17 of 21

Whew!

 

Last night baby bounced around a bunch and is now anterior!  And engaged! 

 

And, my dd isn't until Thursday.  I'm actually hoping for Sunday, though.  My kids have a neat pattern with their birthdays, and the 20th would fit perfectly. :)

 

Have a great day everyone!

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Casmer - FWIW, I'm pretty sure DTD on Sunday afternoon was what started my contractions later that day. I hadn't thought about it (it had been a while), but seems like too big of a coincidence. So maybe it's worth a shot?!

 

I'd say it's worth a shot - I'm sure my DH would agree - haha.  It's so awkward at this point, but he doesn't seem to notice LOL. 

post #19 of 21

cookie - still here.  I'm contracting irregularly throughout the day and have been since Thursday.  My DH keeps asking if "this is it" - like I wouldn't say so if I thought it!  It's a little annoying, but not nearly as annoying as DS' labor, where I went from zero (no contractions all pg) to 60 (contracting every 4-14 minutes) and stayed there for 5 days.  At least this way we're ramping up slowly and getting the prep work done early.  Hopefully that means a relatively short labor (although I'll skip the 90 minutes some of these ladies are having... I'm shooting for a nice steady 6 hr labor). 

 

I talked to my grandmother yesterday, and she just irritated the crap out of me.  First thing she asked was whether I'd had the baby yet.  As if I wouldn't have called!  Hello!  Some serious passive-aggressive attitude from her, and I'm just not in the mood.

 

I got a bunch of shopping done yesterday - those things that I've been putting off and needed to take care of before baby arrived.  Today I have cleaning to do, the LR and the kitchen are both disasters.  Birth team meeting tonight, with MW, her backup MW (who I haven't met yet), my doula, and DH.  I've been wondering for days if I was going to make it to the meeting or not.  A few loads of laundry need doing, and then I think I'm all set, now that we have names. 

post #20 of 21

Thanks for the kind words Casmer and Cookie. I am so happy to report that I'm on the mend. I haven't been able to choke down 4-5 liters of water a day like the midwives recommend this week to help me recover, but I haven't been able to get down as much water as they've wanted me to all along. I think some of us just need a little less water!

 

Emelee--I am so annoyed for you by that high-risk OB talk. I don't understand why multiples are automatically high risk when they are a natural occurrence. When my grandma had twins, she found out when the 2nd one came out. It was fine. Stay strong, woman-- I love your spirit!

 

Just1More- Yay!!

 

I'd been having BH with increasing frequency until I got sick Saturday night. I haven't had a single contraction since, although I felt mildly menstrual-like crampy for a bit this morning. I feel like everything shut down for business until I could heal. But now that I'm feeling more energetic and eating more, I'm ready for things to start revving back up again. I was originally hoping she'd arrive tomorrow on my mom's birthday, but this Saturday on my grandpa's 94th birthday would be pretty sweet too--he'd be thrilled! I keep reminding myself of the Hypnobabies affirmation, "Babies are born on their birthdays, not when doctors decide." And I've found that I've had to replace "doctors" with "momma's who want to meet their little girls." I am wrapping a lot of things at work up this week, and am planning to submit a draft of my dissertation this weekend so I have a feeling this baby is waiting for me to get my act together with everything else before she joins in on the madness :) Smart girl...

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