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post #21 of 69

Hello ladies- I like this thread.  I will be 39 weeks on Tuesday and I have been having contractions for the last couple of weeks (more Braxton Hicks, and cramps low on my abdomen) and lots of what feels like the baby's head pressing on the cervix.  It is tiring to have contractions that don't go anywhere.  A few times I wondered if they might, but they eventually eased off.  It has been over 90 degrees here the last few days and like livelovelaugh, I haven't been able to do much but lay in front of the fan.  Yesterday evening, I was able to get into a lake and it felt amazing.  Luckily, my six year old got to got have a weekend with her grandparents, so she doesn't have to be bored with me just sitting around.  I told work I would not be coming in anymore, so now I guess I just wait and try to talk this baby into making her appearance.

post #22 of 69

I'm 40 weeks today by FF and this Thursday by my MW's calendar. They officially changed it b/c I asked them to (thinking for sure I was going to go early!! ha ha). Anyway, it doesn't really matter unless I go another two weeks! Baby is very low w/ me, too. I'm walking still and now incorporating stairs and squats into my walks. It feels so good but then at the end of the day I'm pooped!

post #23 of 69

I'm 39/1. My first two were born at 39/1 and 39/2 lol My third labor started at 39/5 and she was born in the wee hours of the morning of her due date. I don't feel like I'm particularly close and I don't feel mentally ready for it at all but I don't expect to be pregnant much longer :-) 

post #24 of 69

I'm 39.2 today. I so desperately want this baby to come out, but I still haven't had any indication that she's even thinking about it. Gah!

post #25 of 69

38.5 here. i passed my last kids arrival time by 2 days. the one before that was 39.3 so i will see if i make it. my husband still thinks it will be the 4th of july which i will be 41. i really dont want to wait 2 or 3 more weeks. sigh. 

post #26 of 69

My edd is tomorrow, but I'm going to change it to Thurs (lol, I have an e-mail from our ivf dr saying the 21st is the dd), just in case I go late, figure every extra day helps.

Had acupuncture this morning, and got some homeopathic caulophyllum and cimicifuga. Lost my mucous plug over the weekend so hopefully sometime this week would be nice to give birth smile.gif. My mw starts holidays Wed so it'd be super nice to go today/tonight, but I really don't feel anywhere close kwim? I've had a bit of a backache today, but nothing consistent or anything.

 

How is everyone else doing?

post #27 of 69

we have the same edd, rainbow brite :) my midwife also considers the 21 my due date and we are going by that in case i go overdue, but i've always thought of it as the 19th.

 

i'm not having any signs that baby is about to come :/ i'm not really ready so i guess that's a good thing, but now i'm starting to get excited and want to meet the little one!

post #28 of 69

I'm due the 23rd, so 39.2 today. This is the longest I have ever been pregnant! 

 

At my appointment Friday I was measuring small according to the highly technical tape measure method so I am scheduled for an ultrasound Wednesday. I'm already under the VBAC deadline which will mean induction toward the end of next week. I'm hoping the u/s doesn't show anything more to encourage an earlier induction.  Unless something is really wrong, of course. I am just dreading something like borderline low fluid.  

 

Lots of contractions today at work, so maybe something will happen before then.  I'm still 1 cm 50% effaced, but with my first VBAC I went from 0 to 10 in a few hours so I'm not letting that fact get me down.

post #29 of 69

It's not unusual to measure small this late in the game because when the baby engages you lose a few centimeters. I hope the u/s goes well. 

post #30 of 69

What a comfort this thread is! So I am not the only one feeling nuts. :) Achey hips, disjointed pelvis, stagnant legs, and the weirdest bouts of energy and then lethargy. Thank goodness for movies and library books and fine weather and a helpful husband! I'm only 38.5 but I'm ready to get this little guy on the outside.

post #31 of 69

i was still 2 cm and 80% on fri when the ob checked me. they wont be checking me anymore though. i tested pos for gbs and i dont want them to shove it up in there any farther. kwim? i am 38 weeks and 5 days today according to my edd by my first tri us which puts me due the 27th. i am going by that bc the i went by that with all the others and it makes me feel consistent. lol. according to o date though i am due the 30th. 

 

i am so ready to meet this baby. i have been losing plug. i lost some this sun and some last sun but i think it just bc i let them check me. it is all clear so not a big deal. i feel like i am constipated all the time but i know i am not. i was having all the crampiness and stuff. i get bouts of energy here and there but i spend it all on making sure the towels and needed stuff for homebirth are clean. i can feel the rise of my relaxin for the final spread. it has made all my veins and stuff loose too and i get dizzy if i stand up too fast. it is a common thing for me when not pregnant bc of my eds so i know what is going on. i get the postural orthostatic tachycardia going on. i can feel my heart pound. another reminder to slow down. so i spend a lot of time laying down. i think i am getting the part where i give up and realize baby comes when he wants to come and all my wishing and hoping isnt going to make it happen. 

 

the new thing that just started this morning is my pubic bone hurts so bad. i can feel it pulling apart! it hurts to walk down the hall. 

post #32 of 69
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I think I must be the most "post-dates" so far on this thread - I was due on Saturday and feeling like I'm going to be like this forever. I actually got really emotional today. I've had a lot of people asking me (well meaning of course) if I've had the baby yet. And a few people who've asked me when I will be induced. Of course I'm not planning on being induced as I'm having a home birth (hopefully), but I don't really want to get into that whole conversation right now so I really don't know what to say. I imagine that will be coming up more and more often the longer I go.

 

I had a TON of signs pointing toward labor at the beginning of the month but they've all pretty much disappeared. Well except for the achey hips, lethargy, and weird spurts of energy. I've had a few nights of crampiness here and there - but it always is gone by morning. I'm so jealous of all you ladies that give birth at 38-39 weeks! That was me with my first, but definitely not me this time. I feel so uncomfortable - I just want this baby out! mecry.gifAnyone else getting emotional as well? A lot of you seem like you are getting close! That's exciting to have all those signs pointing to labor. 

post #33 of 69
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Originally Posted by thegoodearth View Post

I think I must be the most "post-dates" so far on this thread - I was due on Saturday and feeling like I'm going to be like this forever. I actually got really emotional today. I've had a lot of people asking me (well meaning of course) if I've had the baby yet. And a few people who've asked me when I will be induced. Of course I'm not planning on being induced as I'm having a home birth (hopefully), but I don't really want to get into that whole conversation right now so I really don't know what to say. I imagine that will be coming up more and more often the longer I go.

 

I had a TON of signs pointing toward labor at the beginning of the month but they've all pretty much disappeared. Well except for the achey hips, lethargy, and weird spurts of energy. I've had a few nights of crampiness here and there - but it always is gone by morning. I'm so jealous of all you ladies that give birth at 38-39 weeks! That was me with my first, but definitely not me this time. I feel so uncomfortable - I just want this baby out! mecry.gifAnyone else getting emotional as well? A lot of you seem like you are getting close! That's exciting to have all those signs pointing to labor. 

Nope, you aren't the most post-date!  I think that there are a few others of us that might be a bit more past.  My EDD based on LMP was a week ago but adjusted for actual ovulation it was last Thursday.   So I am around 40+5.  By this point I had DD.  I never expected I'd go longer with #2.  Never, ever, expected it!

 

So I'm right there with you! Weekend before this past one I had so much cramping and feeling generally grumpy and ready to isolate myself from the world.  I figured it was ready to happen.  But no.  Each night I have cramps but they pretty much go away once I"m up and moving around in the morning.  I'm super weepy, just done.  And I'm beginning to wonder if I will even KNOW when birth is starting.  It doesn't help that I was awake last night from 2-5 a.m. between cramps and worry and frustration.  

 

I have the added stress that I"m over 40 and my regular doctor (who actually is a really wonderful integrative medicine MD who practices pretty much in the midwifery model) just happened to mention that most OBs won't let women over 40 go past their EDD because of increase risk of stillbirth.  So, now that I'm almost a week past with no signs of anything happening, I'm starting to feel really anxious.  I KNOW this is just a statistical thing and that the baby will come when it is the right time.  But I do find myself just worrying.  I see my midwife tomorrow and will talk to her about any test that we could do, just to put my mind at rest.  I'm actually lucky to be with a midwife so that I don't have to have the induction pressure.  But still.... 

 

I'm wondering if there is anyone else over 40 who is past their EDD now?

post #34 of 69

Just came down with a head cold!  Blech!  I'll be 41 weeks tomorrow and am now feeling conflicted between *cmon baby* and *oh, lets just wait until I can breathe again* ...  ugh.  The whole 41 1/2 week "time limit" for my HBAC is starting to mess with me I think.  I know it doesn't necessarily mean a repeat c, but I don't want to deal with an OB at all.  My contractions have changed from the combo of menstrual cramping/back-ache/painless BH to the more powerful "opening" feeling ones and I can feel the baby moving lower and lower... Maybe, just maybe, it'll be just a matter of days now. 
 

post #35 of 69
Thread Starter 

grouphug.gif  It is so nice to know that there are others who are past 40 weeks too. It makes me feel a lot better knowing that I'm not the only one. 

 

MamaRuga - I totally relate to how frustrating it is to get those cramps in the middle of the night and then how they just disappear in the morning. I feel like I could have written your second paragraph!:

 

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So I'm right there with you! Weekend before this past one I had so much cramping and feeling generally grumpy and ready to isolate myself from the world.  I figured it was ready to happen.  But no.  Each night I have cramps but they pretty much go away once I"m up and moving around in the morning.  I'm super weepy, just done.  And I'm beginning to wonder if I will even KNOW when birth is starting.  It doesn't help that I was awake last night from 2-5 a.m. between cramps and worry and frustration.  

 

 

Now when I wake up and have those cramps I just get really irritated b/c so far all they've been is a "tease".  I'm so sorry you're dealing with the same thing. And it sounds like you have added pressure b/c of being over 40. That's got to be tough. I feel like pressure does not help right now. I think you should do whatever you need to to put your mind at ease. That's what I would do too. 

 

Mudhugger - I'm sorry you're feeling that "time limit" thing too. That's so hard! As if being at the end of pregnancy isnt enough - I know the time constraints definitely don't help. But it does sound like you are having some promising signs - so maybe soon you'll have that baby in your arms.

 

... well here's to us "post-daters" and thinking good thoughts that we'll have these babies soon!  goodvibes.gif

post #36 of 69
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we have the same edd, rainbow brite :) my midwife also considers the 21 my due date and we are going by that in case i go overdue, but i've always thought of it as the 19th.

 

i'm not having any signs that baby is about to come :/ i'm not really ready so i guess that's a good thing, but now i'm starting to get excited and want to meet the little one!


That's cool that we have the same edd :) When I took in my e-mail to show that my edd could be June 21, they checked and both ultrasounds showed it at June 18 lol. But the mw I saw yesterday was very relaxed if I go over, and just rec having the ultrasound to make sure the placenta and fluid etc is optimal. She couldn't do a stretch and sweep because too many babies were still being born and the midwives on call were at a birth!!! It's crazy busy since May!! So I'm hoping to be able to go in for one tomorrow if the on-call midwives aren't too busy.

 

Had another acupuncture done today, hopefully it'll help :)

post #37 of 69
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Originally Posted by tinams8 View Post

I'm due the 23rd, so 39.2 today. This is the longest I have ever been pregnant! 

 

At my appointment Friday I was measuring small according to the highly technical tape measure method so I am scheduled for an ultrasound Wednesday. I'm already under the VBAC deadline which will mean induction toward the end of next week. I'm hoping the u/s doesn't show anything more to encourage an earlier induction.  Unless something is really wrong, of course. I am just dreading something like borderline low fluid.  

 

Lots of contractions today at work, so maybe something will happen before then.  I'm still 1 cm 50% effaced, but with my first VBAC I went from 0 to 10 in a few hours so I'm not letting that fact get me down.


Can you choose not to have the induction? I'm doing an hbac and the one mw seemed more inclined for vbac not to be too far postdates, but the one I had yesterday is ok with it. If it comes to an induction, I'm asking for a foley cathetor (hoping it's available). Is that something of an option for you?

What about doing at home things to help encourage your body?

post #38 of 69
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Originally Posted by thegoodearth View Post

grouphug.gif  It is so nice to know that there are others who are past 40 weeks too. It makes me feel a lot better knowing that I'm not the only one. 

 

MamaRuga - I totally relate to how frustrating it is to get those cramps in the middle of the night and then how they just disappear in the morning. I feel like I could have written your second paragraph!:

 

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Now when I wake up and have those cramps I just get really irritated b/c so far all they've been is a "tease".  I'm so sorry you're dealing with the same thing. And it sounds like you have added pressure b/c of being over 40. That's got to be tough. I feel like pressure does not help right now. I think you should do whatever you need to to put your mind at ease. That's what I would do too. 

 

Mudhugger - I'm sorry you're feeling that "time limit" thing too. That's so hard! As if being at the end of pregnancy isnt enough - I know the time constraints definitely don't help. But it does sound like you are having some promising signs - so maybe soon you'll have that baby in your arms.

 

... well here's to us "post-daters" and thinking good thoughts that we'll have these babies soon!  goodvibes.gif

 

This made me smile- so many times I've had some cramps when I've been sleeping and dreamed myself into thinking it was labour starting.

Wouldn't it be nice to sleep through early labour lol.

post #39 of 69

I feel bad complaining what with all the mamas whose due dates have come and gone, but...I'm 39.5 today. Come on, little girl!!

post #40 of 69

Well I am now 40+1 and super crampy all day.  I could be because DH had a very fun morning.....  I really thought that would work letting him free range.... but other than the crampy- nothing.

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