Today is the day I went into labor...
I went to 40+5 with my son and I'm at 40+6 today. I hear ya. How you held out until 43 weeks is beyond me. Every day I wake up a little surprised to still be pregnant. And this baby is so low that sitting on the toilet is pretty painful and I feel all kinds of sharp cervical 'twinges' and much more pressure than I ever did during my first pregnancy. Does a low, late baby mean a quicker delivery?? Somebody please say yes! Also, been having uncomfortable, pretty regular contractions all day but am refusing to pay them much mind since we DTD this morning so I know that's what got them started and they aren't strong enough or long enough to require any concentration. I shouldn't admit to this, but so much of me is tempted to go into the hospital tomorrow to just get checked out... ease my mind that all is well in there and that something is happening, albeit slowly. I have had no vaginal exams as this whole pregnancy has been pretty low-maintainence, but the actual labor and delivery part looming so close is making me rethink deciding to u/c. A care provider might really calm my nerves at this point.
Hoping things happen sooner than later for you!!!! I'm due on the 21st so let's get some labour vibes going for us both!!!
Hotsauce - hopefully this helps...I carried very low and went to 41w2d with DS#2 and my labour was only 2 hours as compared to 15 hrs with DS#1....so hopefully that means it will be the same for you!
At least my contractions are doing something- I was 3cm & 80% at my appointment yesterday. Baby has gone from being very low for weeks to being high and my cervix is now posterior, though. I was really disappointed about that at 1st, because it seems like backward progress despite the dilation, but I usually being labor with the baby at -3 and a very posterior cervix, so it may actually mean things are getting going. I hope so. My oldest dd wants to catch this baby, but she's supposed to be out of town Saturday and Sunday. We'll both be disappointed if she misses it. And- because of my "advanced maternal age" starting Monday I have to go see the midwife twice a week- my regular appointment plus a NST, and then another day for a NST. It's an hour drive there and another hour back, and we really can't be spending that kind of money for gas right now- especially to drive 2 hours for a 30 minute NST. @@