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Weekly Chat - Sept 24-30

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I am an emotional wreck today. Up for hours last night, this time with a headache and, during contractions, sharp pains from what I imagine is my bladder. I can't stop crying. I know this is stereotypical of pregnancy, but it isn't normal *for me*, which makes me cry even more to think about. I won't even reach 41 weeks until Wednesday!

We didn't realize, when we moved in April, that our vehicle registration wouldn't be forwarded with our regular mail, so DH got pulled over with a warning. When I thought about dealing with that, on top of the regular school day rigmarole, I just lost it. So, DH and my mom took over the first shift of getting boys to preschool and taking care of emissions and MVD stuff. I'm also happy that it will be one of them to deal with the 'no baby this weekend?' questions for the morning.

The only good news I've read today are about our groups new babies, and I'm embarrassed to say I am beginning to feel left out. I think this stage would all be easier if I hadn't had a night full of contractions that certainly *felt* like early labor. (That was Friday night, into Saturday)
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I'm here too, Help! 40+1 today and had to make an appt with the hospital for an u/s and a nst for Friday, at which point they will schedule an induction for the following week. I really really don't want to have to worry about an induction, so I feel like I have one week, maybe 10 days, to have this little girl, except I've had no indications of labor besides increased BH ctx. Ugh. It's great your dh and mom are able to help out with preschool stuff.

So many new babies this morning, how exciting!
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Still here too at 41 weeks exactly...

 

LibraryMo - Thankfully labor can start with very little notice! sending you labor vibes!

 

Help - I'm so sorry you're having an emotional time... It will be nice not to have to handle "Oh... no baby??" questions... I'm about to stop answering the phone because that is the first thing people say... I am also feeling kind of left out of all the baby goodness!

 

AFM: I am having a decent morning even DS isn't taking a nap he is very happily playing. He has also started walking MUCH more, like across the living room he can also stand up on his own without using furniture to stand up. His new accomplishments are so surreal to watch! I remember bringing him home last year! It's crazy... Anywho, as far as ctx, I have had more today but they are not regular *surprise surprise* maybe some RRL tea will help...

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Checking in here too. I'm 40 weeks 5 days today and I'm afraid to jinx it but I think maybe just maybe we are getting close. I've been having contractions pretty consistently since about 4:30 this morning, starting about 15 min apart and now down to 9 or 10 minutes. I really expected them to taper off when I got up this morning but so far they seem to be hanging on. They are definitely in the early labour category - I can walk and talk through them without any problem - but I'm hopeful that they'll actually lead to something. I also have a little bit of show and lots of pressure. Although I've been having contractions off and on for the past week or so, this is the first time they've been even close to timeable.

 

Hugs Help and LibraryMo! I know there are still a bunch of us left. Quick ad easy labour vibes for everyone!

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Yay Carlin! I thought you looked ready in your last pic! I hope this is it for you!!!

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Good for you Carlin!  Maybe soon your FIL will have nothing left to criticize you about!  Here are some good labor vibes to get/keep you going! goodvibes.gif

 

Jules - Isn't the day so drastically altered by the mood/behavior of our kids??  Hopefully you're taking a mental rest and enjoying the relative peace.  My DS must be anticipating the coming change, because he is having massive tantrum episodes at least once a day.  For some reason I expected this would happen, but not until after the baby arrived.  

 

I have been overwhelmingly tired the last few days.  My DS picked up a cold at school (after 1 week, which is actually only 2 3-hour days) and immediately shared it with me.  Nighttime sleep has been a challenge before the added issue of feeling-like-crapitis.  I'm so torn between wanting to meet our little girl and just wanting a good night's sleep before the newborn craziness begins.  My DS is adopted, but we brought him home at 16 days old, so I have an idea of what to expect.  My great-aunt said, very "helpfully" on my facebook wall this morning that the apple will fall from the tree when it is ripe.  Ha!  Unsolicited, crazy old aunt advice, but also, I guess, true.  Just waiting for my apple to ripen. nut.gif

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Hope this is it, Carlin!!

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Contractions still 10 to 15 min apart but definitely noticeable. DH cam home a little early from work so I'm going to have a shower and try and nap for a bit to see what happens. Then I guess we'll need to decide if DD should go to my parents' tonight. I wish I had a crystal ball that could tell me if this was the real thing or not!

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One of my friends from South America just INFORMED me that he was coming TOMORROW and staying for a WEEK IN MY HOME to see the BIRTH of Nicolas. Not only is that extremely RUDE to just "let someone know" that they will be coming and staying with you, but 3 days before she is DUE?!?! And also it's completely STUPID because he didn't even CHECK to see if I was available. I could have MOVED to North Carolina as I was considering before. You know what I emailed him back?

 

I told him to cancel his plans because I am NOT seeing, much less hosting, visitors at anytime before Nico is born, nor for the first few weeks he is alive. 

 

Straight. 

 

And you know what, I REALIZE this is incredibly inconveniencing to someone who planned an INTERNATIONAL TRIP without telling any HOSTS... but I don't care!!!!!! I will NOT be walked all over. I WILL have a good RELAXING birth gosh darn it and nobody will interfere with that!!!!!!!!

 

 

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At least this is a new week... 

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Carlin-- hoping this is the real deal for you!!

This could probably sound terrible because I'm finally on the "other side", but I do find it amazing and quite wonderful how many "overdue" mamas we've had on this board. I know how it feels (Leo was born at 41w6d!), but longer baked babies are quite wonderful.

LibraryMo, help007, PrincessJules-- I'm praying for peace and patience for you all as you anxiously anticipate and prepare for the arrival of your babies!
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AnyaRose-- I'm so proud of you for standing up for you and for Nico and the sanctity and sacredness of birth and the postpartum period. You go, mama bear!
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Originally Posted by judybean View Post

Carlin-- hoping this is the real deal for you!!
This could probably sound terrible because I'm finally on the "other side", but I do find it amazing and quite wonderful how many "overdue" mamas we've had on this board. I know how it feels (Leo was born at 41w6d!), but longer baked babies are quite wonderful.
LibraryMo, help007, PrincessJules-- I'm praying for peace and patience for you all as you anxiously anticipate and prepare for the arrival of your babies!
AnyaRose-- I'm so proud of you for standing up for you and for Nico and the sanctity and sacredness of birth and the postpartum period. You go, mama bear!
 
As usual, well said judy : )  The support of other mamas waiting past EDD has been so awesome for me. Baby Girl was born at 40+5 barely, two full days sooner than DD2 and 4 days sooner than DS.
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contractions all day today - woke up feeling crampy, started timing them ~5 minutes apart around 8 am, and now they've been 1-3 minutes apart for a couple of hours, slowly intensifying over the day. a little bit of bloody show, but not much. DH came home from work this afternoon as soon as he finished training his substitute, and my mother is in the air on her way here.

they come closer together and intensify if i stand up or walk around or go to the bathroom, and i'm supposed to call the midwives in 15 minutes for a check-in. maybe it's time to get this show on the road?

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Originally Posted by judybean View Post

This could probably sound terrible because I'm finally on the "other side", but I do find it amazing and quite wonderful how many "overdue" mamas we've had on this board. I know how it feels (Leo was born at 41w6d!), but longer baked babies are quite wonderful.

yeah that!  i was just thinking how this was my "early" baby - and she was 40w4d wink1.gif

 

i know so many mamas are still waiting and those babies will come!!  i love logging in and seeing all the new baby posts

 

hope carlin is getting close to meeting her baby.

 

and good for you, anya!

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I'm 40w5d today.  This morning I scheduled a BPP for Wednesday, which I'm trying not to freak out about.  I've been super low stress about the birth and the health of the baby and so on, and suddenly I'm all worried gloomy.gif  My midwife is generally very calm and not at all reactionary.  Although "technically legally" she has a 42 week cut off, she's not very strict about it.  I have no reason to be concerned, but I've never gone over before.  I totally expected to have my baby by last week at the absolute latest. 

 

DD2 had 3 potty accidents today, and soaked the bathroom and herself another time while washing her hands, and generally been out of control and wild.  I've been short tempered with both of my girls and DH all day.  I'm feeling super frantic about the house/laundry/grocery supply constantly falling behind again and again as I try to stay completely on top of everything all the time for weeks on end.  I've also been crampy all day and having some pretty intense contractions, but that's not new.  I haven't stopped and timed them, as I think that would just stress me out.  I'm desperately hoping tonight once the kids are asleep I will finally actually go into labor for real.  I'm so very very DONE.

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I was just about to complain about my visitor and then saw your post, AnyaRose. Whoa! Talk about inconvience- who tells a host about their international travel plans at the 11th hour? Just insane!

AFM- my sister arrived today and she is really a helpful person. Except she is here with her out of control 3 year old who screams, runs around, and just tears things apart. I am locked in the baby's room to nurse and the kids keep trying to get in. I am going to lose it. I invited them down to come to my DS1's birthday party this weekend but didn't expect a whole week. I think I have to send them to my patents house (1.5 hours away) because I can't take this chaos. We've only been home for 3.5 days!!
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Still nothing here. Contractions have been 10 to 15 minutes apart pretty much all day but don't show any signs of getting closer together. I'm getting really frustrated because they are strong and they hurt, but it seems like at this rate this could go on forever. I think I'll have a bath and see if that settles things down enough for me to get some sleep. I'm tired and frustrated and feeling pretty sad. Any excitement that this might be it wore off awhile ago.

 

I'd decided to send DD to my parents, but all of a sudden the idea of sending her away makes me really sad, like, almost in tears, so unless things really pick up, I think I'll just keep her here for now.

 

Sending labour vibes to Teegan and Flower of Bliss too!

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it is quiet in here tonight! I hope that means good things for some of you!
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Wow, very quiet tonightt! Don't all go having babies at once or anything wink1.gif
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I've been neglecting the board those past days. I've been superbusy. We're trying to get into the swing of things. I saw asher''s water broke? Might have to check the other thread for that wink1.gif.

Anyway, all you awesome overdue mamas that make big healthy babies, just wanted to say hang in there. I can totally relate to the 'left out' feeing. I felt like that once september only rolled around lol.
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