Chat Thread Feb 18 - 25 - Page 2
I haven't posted here at all, but I thought I'd say hi. I have been following along and posting in other threads for a few weeks now. I am 39w with my third; my second was 10 days late, so I am preparing myself for that while remaining quietly optimistic that it will be sooner. I am just so done. I had back surgery for an "enormously" herniated disc (preexisting issue) at 16 weeks, and I have HORRIBLE vulvar varicosities. Add to it the regular mid-back muscle pain I have during pregnancy, and I just want this baby to come out! I want to cry when I think of the possibility of a few more weeks of being pregnant.
Oh that sounds so painful! I hope you are early this time!
39w today and OH SO DONE. baby number 6 serious SPD and school vacation week. I have so had enough , but every time I even think about labor I begin to get anxious and panicky to the point of feeling crazy. I have had 5 other babies, most without meds. I shouldn't feel like this but I do. It isn't helping that I am so overemotional and weepy right now.Completely irrational. I feel sad and lonely and abandoned since hubby is working two jobs since I lost my job in Sept. It isn't his fault and he is just doing what I need him to do. I just feel scared overwhelmed and lonely.
Am I Alone in this? Anyone else feel this way before?
hey mamas, it's nice to have updates from everyone. no internet while we were in the hospital, so i wrote up our birth story when we got home just a few hours ago before the snow started to fall.
this little girl just does not like to leave my side. she's swaddled and sleeping in my lap. my vag/butt are aching to pieces right now. feels so good to be home in our own bed.
I had some labor anxiety ahead of time as well. I've done it before. I know I have to do it. I know I can do it. I just never got to that place of wanting to do it or feeling like "bring it on".
My DH "nests" with projects around the house. So after work he'd be home working and was just totally not here with me. They're ultimately all projects that directly benefit me and help keep the house organized and he did it for me, but I really just wanted him to sit with me some nights.
More hugs for you and hoping you can have some fun with your older kids while they're on break.
CamoShades - Yes! I've had that happen a bunch lately. I get all excited because a bunch of BH contractions radiate through my back and then I realize it's just constipation.
I'm a couple of days from 40 weeks now and feeling good... what I really want is SIGNS. C'mon baby, wave some flags for me! My OBGYN today said baby is still well engaged, still LOA and he thinks we're at the "any time now" stage. So that's good. My weight gain stopped this week and tapered down a few oz. I'm going to take take that as a sign the bun is done. I haven't had a internal check but I do feel a lot of the pressure of the baby's head tickling at the cervix and feel like something is happening there though nothing to show for it. I'm super restless, I have an odd amount of energy. Those are the only signs I got! Interpret away.
Excited !! They are not that bad yet though and I haven't had any blood or mucous yet so I realize it could be a while. Going to try to get a few hours of sleep now since its just 6am.
Typebug- Those sound like good signs to me!
AFM- After telling myself no checks until 40w, I caved yesterday at 39w1d and had my OB check me. I was pleasantly surprised to hear I was 2cm and, more importantly, 90 percent effaced! Yay for progress. I didn't have any that I knew of until labor with DD2 at 41w3d, so it was nice not to be discouraged. I have been thinking for some time now that this baby would come this weekend (though Monday, my 30th birthday, would be cool, too). We are supposed to have a snowstorm tonight into tomorrow, and you know what "they" say about pressure changes. However, that would make it difficult for my mom and dad to make it the 90 minutes here to watch our girls, so that part would stink. I have friends here to come over in a bind, but I would rather not have to rely on them.
Sure. It stinks. There are only maybe 3 legal homebirth options in this area, and 2 will risk you out at 42 weeks. I remember thinking that that IN ITSELF didn't bother me so much, as the chances of going over that, even as a FTM, aren't great (5-10%?) But what stressed me out was the idea that I would be stressed out after 41 weeks, and I knew I had probably close to a 50% chance of going over that. Who needs it? Ugh. I'm sure you'll go before 42, anyway.
Hello! I am new to the site and really appreciate reading how all of you are doing. I can relate to most everyone. I am 39 weeks 3 days with my first pregnancy and planning a home birth with a midwife. I am also seeing an OB because my insurance covers the OB but not the midwife, so I figured why not have both. My doc scheduled me for a routine Ultra sound to check for fluid levels, BPP, and NST on my due date on Monday, and now I am starting to regret agreeing to have the US. I am just nervous there will be some little thing that will make my dr. want to induce, and then it will be a hard time convincing them to let me go longer or try natural induction methods. I am considering cancelling the US. Do you think I am overreacting ?
No, I don't think you're overreacting! As long as baby seems to be moving well and all-- and especially if your MW feels good about things-- I wouldn't (personally) even think about an NST/BPP/U/S until 41 weeks or so. Not a routine one, to be clear-- not one based on no real concern except that it's your "due date," anyway.