I walked around at 6cm, too and my labor was only an hour! Hope this is it for you jules!
Weekly Chat - Sept 24-30 - Page 5
That gives me hope! Nothing too eventful yet but that's fine because DH won't get home from work until closer to 6.. I definitely don't want to have this baby at home alone with just DS... Not ideal at all!
Thanks for the vibes everyone! I am hoping I will have news for you guys at some point tonight!
I'm so sorry you're feeling that way. FWIW in the 24-48 hours before my little one was born I was increasingly worried and scared about the birth, which up to that point I hadn't been at all.
AFM: I'm rocking a sweet baby while DH puts our big girls to bed. I just finished my first placenta smoothie! Still can't quite believe I'm doing them. There's nothing quite like hearing your 3 year old begging, "I want some placenta smoothie! Please can I have some placenta? I bet it's yummy." FWIW, it tasted like a berry smoothie. I noticed no trace of placenta, and the first one has the largest amount of placenta in it, so I don't think I'll have trouble drinking them at all.
I'm just about 48 hours out. My after pains have been beyond miserable, especially at night, but I'm otherwise doing well. My milk seems to be coming in, which seems surprisingly early. Vella's done some really long cluster feeding, and some really long stretches of sleeping (though I really don't sleep well during the day, so I'm not doing a good job taking advantage of them like I should be). My nipples are sore at initial latch, but not otherwise. My bleeding has been surprisingly light, and my tearing was so minimal that I'm already not always using the peri bottle when I pee. I'm really hopeful that this recovery will go very well, especially after doing the placenta smoothies for a week and then moving on to the pills. My sweet DH, who I was raging at for failing to stay in charge and manage time on his own last night, has been doing an absolutely awesome job keeping up with the kids, me, Vella, and the household. I'm so very grateful for him. I went up and down the stairs 3 times today, after a full day upstairs only yesterday. I'm crashing now and hoping tonight goes better than last night did. If not, I'll stay in bed super late tomorrow. Today we had to do an early morning ped appointment to get Vella's PKU done.
Still quite pregnant over here and starting to feel the pressure of a pending induction. I go to the hospital today for an nst and an u/s and they will require that I schedule an induction for next week. Never, ever, ever, did I think it would get this far. I certainly don't mind scheduling an induction, but I have no interest in having one done electively. I'm "only" 40+5 today but the weird thing is that over the last week I have felt all excitement and happy anticipation drain from me. I'm waiting now with no expectation of going into labor. Why is that? Every day gets closer to the day I will north my baby and this is a fact, but I just don't feel it anymore. I'm disappointed and I'm also feeling like, even though I know tis is silly, immdoing something wrong...or not enough of something else. The baby is in the same, strange position she's been in for MONTHS. Head in my right hip, facing left. Not even a hint of engagement. Sigh.
Dmpk - loose bms are a great sign! Labor vibes coming your way!
AFM: just had some more bloody goop! MW is on her way. Idk that that's necessary at this point but she is in Mennonite country so she is about two hours away.. I guess that's why she is leaving now.. I so hope this isn't a false alarm!
Ok so MW came and checked me and I am at 7cm and still without intense or regular ctx.. SHe went to do an infant check up about 30 min away and will be back in an hour or hour and a half and will break my water... I really hate having to start things on our own and I hope it doesn't cause a domino effect of interventions but I'm 7cm dilated!! How much longer can I go before he just kinda shoots out?! SO it looks like one way or another I will have a baby tonight..I am excited but am still having a hard time wrapping my head around it.. I still think I will be pregnant forever...
Good Luck Dmpk!!! I hope something gets going for you too!