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post #41 of 52
Thread Starter 
Meggsy, I hope you're able to enjoy this time with your hubby. I'm a teacher, so I know how important those breaks are!

I had a discouraging appointment this morning, though there was also great news involved. The great news is that our little guy looks really healthy, and we got a 3D picture of his face which is SO cute! I'm also looking very healthy, which is a relief after being pre-eclamptic last time. The discouraging news is that both u/s tech and midwife estimate he's somewhere in the high 8-low 9lb range. The u/s machine estimated 9lb14oz, but the tech said she didn't believe that. If I go another week (42 weeks) without going into labor they highly recommend a c-section because they won't induce with pitocin with a VBAC. And they're worried baby is getting too big, though right now my midwife thinks he'll fit just fine. But she couldn't strip my membranes because I'm still not dilated AT ALL. greensad.gif So I'm home with instructions to do all the things on the home-natural-induction list. Spicy thai food tonight, acupuncture this afternoon, and maybe a little "romp"? Should be interesting with my in-laws arriving tonight, lol. Please think easy and SOON labor vibes for me. Ultimately I just want baby and mama to be healthy, I know that. I was really hoping for a VBAC.
post #42 of 52
I'm 40 weeks tomorrow, and although I'm not in a rush, I'm definitely tired of all the phone calls from the grandparents to be. As though I wouldn't let you know if there was a baby being born.
post #43 of 52

Tear78, may all of your induction tricks WORK!!! orngbiggrin.gif

post #44 of 52
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Originally Posted by Tear78 View Post

Meggsy, I hope you're able to enjoy this time with your hubby. I'm a teacher, so I know how important those breaks are!

I had a discouraging appointment this morning, though there was also great news involved. The great news is that our little guy looks really healthy, and we got a 3D picture of his face which is SO cute! I'm also looking very healthy, which is a relief after being pre-eclamptic last time. The discouraging news is that both u/s tech and midwife estimate he's somewhere in the high 8-low 9lb range. The u/s machine estimated 9lb14oz, but the tech said she didn't believe that. If I go another week (42 weeks) without going into labor they highly recommend a c-section because they won't induce with pitocin with a VBAC. And they're worried baby is getting too big, though right now my midwife thinks he'll fit just fine. But she couldn't strip my membranes because I'm still not dilated AT ALL. greensad.gif So I'm home with instructions to do all the things on the home-natural-induction list. Spicy thai food tonight, acupuncture this afternoon, and maybe a little "romp"? Should be interesting with my in-laws arriving tonight, lol. Please think easy and SOON labor vibes for me. Ultimately I just want baby and mama to be healthy, I know that. I was really hoping for a VBAC.

Oh Tear!  This is EXACTLY where I was 2.5 years ago when I was pregnant with DD!  They wouldn't induce me as a VBAC, so the midwives scheduled a repeat c/s for 9 days post EDC after an ultrasound measured the baby to be 10 lb 5 oz!!!  Everyone was freaked out about her size.  I was so upset, I felt like they were abandoning me in my journey toward VBAC and I felt so alone.  I even told myself that I wouldn't show up to that c/s if I didn't go into labor.  I BEGGED them to give me a few more days, until 42 weeks, but they wouldn't budge.  Monday morning = c/s.  I was crushed.  By Saturday, I was a blubbering mess.  

 

I prayed and prayed and prayed that God would just start my labor.  Guess what?  My baby girl was born totally naturally and intervention free the day before her scheduled c/s and she was "only" 9 lb 7 oz.  I had only a teeny tiny first degree tear and I felt amazing!  It was the most empowering experience of my life!

 

So... all that to say... I know what it is like to have such a strict deadline put in place-- it makes you feel so powerless.  It's a really yucky place to be!  But, take heart-- your baby knows exactly when to be born.  Your baby is healthy and your pregnancy is looking great, according to your u/s today.  Hang in there. Your VBAC is just around the corner!  smile.gif   It is TOTALLY worth it.  I promise.

 

 

AFM-- I also had a BPP this morning... 8/8!  Everything looks good!  (except my 3D picture looks ridiculous, haha... poor baby is really smooshed in there and super low!).  REALLY hoping to go into labor soon.  

 

Things I am thankful for today: 

Sunshine and FINALLY spring-like weather!!!  YAY!!!

My friend watched my kids this morning so I didn't have to drag them to my BPP!  YAY!

My SIL invited us over for lunch!  YAY!

My SIL's neighbor was moving and gave me a TON of FREE boys clothes, shoes, toys, and a BIKE for my 4 year old son!!!  So generous!  I had never even met the woman before!  YAY!

The ultrasound tech told me that I had the cutest pregnant belly that she had seen a while-- it made this 41 week pregnant mama feel really good about herself!  YAY!

The BPP looked great-- my pregnancy and baby are looking perfect.  YAY! 

My DH told me I looked especially pretty today and was extra sweet to me this morning.  Again-- feeling affirmed at 41 weeks makes me feel very happy and loved!  YAY!  

 

So, today has been a good day so far.  Keeping busy is good for me.  The past few days where I haven't done much have been very emotionally draining. Today was a total turn around, and I'm so grateful for that.  Praise God.  joy.gif

post #45 of 52

Gosh, Chapsie. That update made me so happy!
 

post #46 of 52
Thread Starter 
Thanks, chocolatechip!

Chapsie, that was a great inspirational story: thank you! I'm trying to hang in there and believe that this will happen naturally. Thankfully I don't have any specific date looming, but I do have an appointment at 41w6d to talk with my OB. I trust her fully, so I know we can have a frank conversation and I will be heard. I'm so glad that people were affirming you today. It really helps at this point. AND the beautiful weather, I agree! smile.gif
post #47 of 52
I've been having that super painful PMS cramping for more than two weeks now! It's skipped a few days, but other than that it's constant. I thought PMS cramps mental you were close? Why isn't this baby coming out yet?
post #48 of 52

Tear78, I am so sorry for the stress of this news. But you know, you should keep at least one eye on the big picture - your baby is big and healthy, and so are you. No matter how he comes into this world, you are doing your best to make it as natural and healthy as possible.the rest is up to the forces of the universe. 

 

But in terms of influencing these forces...everyone is recommending to me the following:

 

1) sex

2) acupuncture

3) nipple stimulation with a breast pump - one hour per boob per day! 

4) Scalini's eggplant Parmesan - my hubby is cooking some for me right now for tonight's date :)

5) castor oil

6) walking an hour a day.

 

I'd say start with the fun stuff. 

Keep your head up - things could change in a heartbeat!

post #49 of 52

Gosh, Chapsie, what a great story to share with us post-due-daters! Thanks!!!

 

And bannana, hang in there!!!

post #50 of 52

Me!  I'm always at the end of the March DDC!  My DD1 was due 3/7/09 and born 3/22/09 (and would have come even later if I hadn't been coerced into induction that time).  I am just waiting patiently on this little one, but it seems friends and family are all in a big hurry again. irked.gif  *sigh*

post #51 of 52
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Me!  I'm always at the end of the March DDC!  My DD1 was due 3/7/09 and born 3/22/09 (and would have come even later if I hadn't been coerced into induction that time).  I am just waiting patiently on this little one, but it seems friends and family are all in a big hurry again. irked.gif   *sigh*

I hear you. I think those mamas who give a due date a full month after the actual due date are on to something. I've had some family and friends who were more or less supportive of a home birth up until the due date, then suddenly they recommend induction and think a home birth is irresponsible. That only adds to my own impatience.
post #52 of 52

Thanks, ladies! I'm still waiting.... by LMP alone I'd already be 42 weeks and 3 days!  I was induced at 42w with DD1, and she still didn't come out for 36 hours.  My babies like to be well done!!!

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