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post #101 of 245
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Originally Posted by Greenlea View Post

I keep changing my mind on feeling done and ready and not ready at all. Yesterday after having pressure and cramps all day I was just done. Ready to have  the baby. Then I was laying in bed thinking, not sleeping, and I realized I have a TON of stuff to do still - what am I thinking wanting baby to come right now? I have yet to get my NB stuff or cloth dipers out of my Dad's attic, still need to organize and find room for baby clothes, still need 3 new carseats so we can drive all 3 kids around, take my boys to Build-A-Bear, etc. My plan is to work on all this during the week so hopefully on Saturday, at 37 weeks, I'll be ready for baby and start doing my natural induction stuff.

 

What is your natural induction stuff? I am 40 weeks on April 3rd and very ready. 

post #102 of 245

I catapulted into late pregnancy overnight.  I am still feeling *mostly* good, but all of a sudden (literally, since Saturday only) am having some really intense (but irregular, non-labory) cramping, feel really draggy, wake up every couple of hours to pee and then have trouble falling back asleep, and MOST ANNOYING feel my stomach is about to split in two via my poor pushed out belly button.  What the heck is up with that? It really sometimes feels like baby wants to come out "Alien"-style.  My stomach is soooooo sensitive right now!  I should just be happy I made it this long feeling so good, and that I still feel relatively comfortable, don't have heartburn or swelling or aches and pains; I mostly just hate the "holding pattern" feeling (and the sore belly button).  I'm trying to meal plan for the week right now and it's making me irate, like "#$^*@* I don't know what I want to eat on $#@^%# SATURDAY.  I want to be in babymoon by then!"  LOL.

 

The last two nights have ended with that wistful "guess I'm not meeting my baby today" feeling.  I went into labor in the evenings with both my other kiddos so I start getting a bit despondent at around this time.  lol. I'm only 39w3d so I know I shouldn't get too impatient because I may have a ways to go, but I had already had my daughter for almost a week by now and at this point exactly started having bloody show for my son (it was sans contractions at that point -- they didn't kick in until the next evening, but he was born almost exactly 24h later), and I totally feel this little sprite is going to out-gestate him too.  That is making me pretty antsy, I have to admit.  Not antsy enough to try to get things moving, even with just pineapple or "fun" stuff like that (I am weird about that stuff) but if I have to go another 2+ weeks I will likely cry at some (or several) point(s).  eyesroll.gif  I'm just so eager to meet this little critter! 

post #103 of 245
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Originally Posted by brooklyn_warbler View Post

I catapulted into late pregnancy overnight.  I am still feeling *mostly* good, but all of a sudden (literally, since Saturday only) am having some really intense (but irregular, non-labory) cramping, feel really draggy, wake up every couple of hours to pee and then have trouble falling back asleep, and MOST ANNOYING feel my stomach is about to split in two via my poor pushed out belly button.  What the heck is up with that? It really sometimes feels like baby wants to come out "Alien"-style.  My stomach is soooooo sensitive right now!  I should just be happy I made it this long feeling so good, and that I still feel relatively comfortable, don't have heartburn or swelling or aches and pains; I mostly just hate the "holding pattern" feeling (and the sore belly button).  I'm trying to meal plan for the week right now and it's making me irate, like "#$^*@* I don't know what I want to eat on $#@^%# SATURDAY.  I want to be in babymoon by then!"  LOL.

 

The last two nights have ended with that wistful "guess I'm not meeting my baby today" feeling.  I went into labor in the evenings with both my other kiddos so I start getting a bit despondent at around this time.  lol. I'm only 39w3d so I know I shouldn't get too impatient because I may have a ways to go, but I had already had my daughter for almost a week by now and at this point exactly started having bloody show for my son (it was sans contractions at that point -- they didn't kick in until the next evening, but he was born almost exactly 24h later), and I totally feel this little sprite is going to out-gestate him too.  That is making me pretty antsy, I have to admit.  Not antsy enough to try to get things moving, even with just pineapple or "fun" stuff like that (I am weird about that stuff) but if I have to go another 2+ weeks I will likely cry at some (or several) point(s).  eyesroll.gif  I'm just so eager to meet this little critter! 


I feel like the last couple days I have gone down hill physically. I still do want to go to the gym but I can barely get up and off the couch/chair/toilet! As long as I can be outside I feel great though. I don't even really feel pregnant when I am outside. Luckily we have nice weather all week and I just have some minimal errands to run this week and minimal "work" to do outside so nothing too over the top to wear me out but enough to keep me feeling good still. I'm in the camp that is one minute ansty and one minute chill about when baby will come...which is good being that I am only 36 weeks!!!!

post #104 of 245
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Originally Posted by BaileyB View Post


I feel like the last couple days I have gone down hill physically. I still do want to go to the gym but I can barely get up and off the couch/chair/toilet! As long as I can be outside I feel great though. I don't even really feel pregnant when I am outside. Luckily we have nice weather all week and I just have some minimal errands to run this week and minimal "work" to do outside so nothing too over the top to wear me out but enough to keep me feeling good still. I'm in the camp that is one minute ansty and one minute chill about when baby will come...which is good being that I am only 36 weeks!!!!


That is so funny -- I just quoted you on the April thread and said a similar thing.  When I'm out and about I feel great and almost euphoric (likely the weather) but then when I'm in for the evening I start getting all crampy and cranky.

 

I worked out yesterday afternoon and it gave me WICKED contractions for a couple of hours.  I am not ready to give up working out but I am wondering if I should tone it down.  I don't mind if it puts me into labor this close to my EDD obviously but if it's just going to induce uncomfortable but unproductive contractions that is kind of a bummer.

post #105 of 245
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Originally Posted by brooklyn_warbler View Post

I catapulted into late pregnancy overnight.  I am still feeling *mostly* good, but all of a sudden (literally, since Saturday only) am having some really intense (but irregular, non-labory) cramping, feel really draggy, wake up every couple of hours to pee and then have trouble falling back asleep, and MOST ANNOYING feel my stomach is about to split in two via my poor pushed out belly button.  What the heck is up with that? It really sometimes feels like baby wants to come out "Alien"-style.  My stomach is soooooo sensitive right now!  I should just be happy I made it this long feeling so good, and that I still feel relatively comfortable, don't have heartburn or swelling or aches and pains; I mostly just hate the "holding pattern" feeling (and the sore belly button).  I'm trying to meal plan for the week right now and it's making me irate, like "#$^*@* I don't know what I want to eat on $#@^%# SATURDAY.  I want to be in babymoon by then!"  LOL.

 

The last two nights have ended with that wistful "guess I'm not meeting my baby today" feeling.  I went into labor in the evenings with both my other kiddos so I start getting a bit despondent at around this time.  lol. I'm only 39w3d so I know I shouldn't get too impatient because I may have a ways to go, but I had already had my daughter for almost a week by now and at this point exactly started having bloody show for my son (it was sans contractions at that point -- they didn't kick in until the next evening, but he was born almost exactly 24h later), and I totally feel this little sprite is going to out-gestate him too.  That is making me pretty antsy, I have to admit.  Not antsy enough to try to get things moving, even with just pineapple or "fun" stuff like that (I am weird about that stuff) but if I have to go another 2+ weeks I will likely cry at some (or several) point(s).  eyesroll.gif  I'm just so eager to meet this little critter! 

Yes!!! Same here exactly! Since Saturday, I am SO ready to meet my baby! Intense crampy/BH type ctx, SO tired, I can't stand for more than 10 minutes or my feet start to hurt (?!?!) my hips ache during the night and right when I get up, and I feel like baby is trying to rip through both my cervix and belly at the same time! I feel like he's big and strong and I'm talking to him, letting him know that we are ready to meet him and welcome him and snuggle him! Like you, I've been comfortable most of the pregnancy and I feel like I shouldn't complain. However, I was watching birth videos w/DD yesterday and when the babies were born, I kept thinking "THAT is why I'm so uncomfortable! There's a full-size baby taking up residence in my uterus!" I'm at the point where I am NOT doing any extra work. The house is clean, DH finished the carpet and took the steam cleaner back tonight, and everything is ready.

 

The last 2 days DD keeps saying she hopes baby will be born "tonight" which makes me wonder if he'll be born in the evening/during the night? I have been taking extra EPO orally, but mostly to help w/hormone shifts. If it does something to help prepare me for birth, I'm ok w/that, too. I have an appt w/my midwife tomorrow and I'm hoping she'll tell me she thinks it'll be soon! DH was talking to baby earlier and let him know we're ready, too. Soon we'll be snuggling our babies thinking about how we miss being pregnant! :-)

post #106 of 245
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Originally Posted by brooklyn_warbler View Post

I catapulted into late pregnancy overnight.  I am still feeling *mostly* good, but all of a sudden (literally, since Saturday only) am having some really intense (but irregular, non-labory) cramping, feel really draggy, wake up every couple of hours to pee and then have trouble falling back asleep, and MOST ANNOYING feel my stomach is about to split in two via my poor pushed out belly button.  What the heck is up with that? It really sometimes feels like baby wants to come out "Alien"-style.  My stomach is soooooo sensitive right now!  I should just be happy I made it this long feeling so good, and that I still feel relatively comfortable, don't have heartburn or swelling or aches and pains; I mostly just hate the "holding pattern" feeling (and the sore belly button).  I'm trying to meal plan for the week right now and it's making me irate, like "#$^*@* I don't know what I want to eat on $#@^%# SATURDAY.  I want to be in babymoon by then!"  LOL.

 

 

OH MY WORD I almost could have written this whole thing!!! I'm not having the cramps/labor signs of any kind (I'm due the 27th so that's probably good, lol!), but I SERIOUSLY feel like I'm going to split in half. My bellybutton is sticking out so far it's ridiculous, and it freaking hurts.

 

And the meal planning. Yeesh. Can't I just make a million cookies and live on those until the baby gets here?? :P

post #107 of 245
Thread Starter 

It seems like the hormones are really kicking in (more so) for all of us right now. I keep having some moments where everything is fine and I'm totally cool and then the next I'm raging over something and totally irritable. Talk about a roller coaster. Just now at dinner though DD said very sweetly out of nowhere, "Mom and Dad, sometimes I close my eyes and I think of you both and I get happy." DH and I swooned. But then like 10 minutes later I had to leave the room because she was simply being three and it was boiling my water. 

 

Today was an intense day of exhaustion around here. Thankfully DD had no issues going down for her nap around 12:30 and then she slept until 4:30!! bigeyes.gif She never naps that long!! Luckily, I laid down when she did and even though I kept waking up here and there I made it to 3pm laying/sleeping in bed before giving in and getting up. It was very nice but I was ready to snooze again around 5-6pm. 

 

Feeling so ready to meet this little girl. The anxiousness is definitely starting to overwhelm me. 

post #108 of 245
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I'm hesitant to even say anything but I've been getting sporadic waves of intense pain/pressure/contractions(?) For the last couple of hours. Been going between sitting on my ball to standing up to practically laying down on the couch but having my butt on the ball. Had DH rubbing my back for awhile too in places it hurt. Nothing like this before but refusing to get my hopes up. Am going to try to sleep and will see if I make it to my Dr appt tomorrow afternoon. Even if this isn't it, it better be doing something!
post #109 of 245

I am *so* tired lately! It stinks! I've been spending a lot of time laying down, because standing/sitting is so very uncomfortable. A bit ago, I had about 5 minutes of sharp pains in my cervix, took my breath away for a minute (which DS thought would be a good time to launch himself onto my hips. YOWZA!) The kids are cleaning their rooms right now, I told them I would take them to the park if they got their rooms clean, and I thought it might be a good idea to go outside.

post #110 of 245
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Things didn't end up changing in the hours after I posted my last post. At some point after midnight I finally passed out though so of course things died down. But DH and I were both pretty prepared to make the hospital run if it got worse. 

 

I had a convo at dinner with DH last night about how I kind of find a bit of comfort in the idea of a scheduled induction for the simple fact of knowing more of what and when to expect. Of course, then I backtracked and said I would really like to go into labor spontaneously since this will be our final child. I hem and haw on this quite a bit. I know I very well could end up without a choice about the induction if my hypertension comes back so in the meantime I've been trying some of the wives tales induction methods. I am definitely hitting the point where I don't want to be pregnant anymore. DH and I are both looking forward to figuring out what our new normal will be and getting on with it. Is that sad?

post #111 of 245
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Originally Posted by TIFF4NY View Post

Things didn't end up changing in the hours after I posted my last post. At some point after midnight I finally passed out though so of course things died down. But DH and I were both pretty prepared to make the hospital run if it got worse. 

 

I had a convo at dinner with DH last night about how I kind of find a bit of comfort in the idea of a scheduled induction for the simple fact of knowing more of what and when to expect. Of course, then I backtracked and said I would really like to go into labor spontaneously since this will be our final child. I hem and haw on this quite a bit. I know I very well could end up without a choice about the induction if my hypertension comes back so in the meantime I've been trying some of the wives tales induction methods. I am definitely hitting the point where I don't want to be pregnant anymore. DH and I are both looking forward to figuring out what our new normal will be and getting on with it. Is that sa

I was totally thinking about this lastnite! I have been induced both times and not being induced this time I feel like "how do normal pregnant women plan their to do lists!?" haha. I think that I would really prefer not to get induced this time though for the same reason. It might not be our last but it might be...

post #112 of 245

I had an appt with my midwife today. I was having LOTS of ctx last night (that stopped when I went to bed, of course). She asked if I wanted to be checked and I said yes. I'm 5-6 cm on the outside, but the inner os is still pretty closed. She said she thinks I'll go into labor any minute, and that my cervix feels like it's in labor, even though it's not yet.The assistant I prefer is going out of town on Friday. I'm scheduled for acupuncture at 4:30 today. I'm rather receptive to acupuncture, so I'm SO hoping it sends me into labor!!! DD was asked on a playdate today, so DH and I DTD and took a nap. I'm really ready and I REALLY prefer the assistant who is leaving town Friday. I'm getting excited, although I might just be setting myself up for disappointment :-) I guess we'll see! Wish me luck!

post #113 of 245

Oh! Baby is LOA and engaged, too.

post #114 of 245

What's LOA?

post #115 of 245

Little one seems to be poking my cervix (kind of uncomfortably) and moving around quite a bit all afternoon! Wonder if this means anything at all.

post #116 of 245
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Originally Posted by MaineCoastMama View Post

What's LOA?


Left Occiput Anterior. It's a good position for baby to be in when labor starts. Facing the right hip w/back on mother's left side.

post #117 of 245
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I've been feeling really good lately. Less sore/tired and more able to get things done around here. Today I did quite a bit of cleaning compared to recent weeks and even scheduled a delivery and an installation for tomorrow. Watch me go into labor tomorrow!! Haha. DH has the day off so it won't be total chaos if I do. 

 

I should mention that I slept through the entire night last night. I didn't get up to pee once! Holy smokes... Probably means I didn't drink enough water though. 

post #118 of 245
Thread Starter 

Just had a "What the ___  was that?" moment... I was in going potty and did some sort of torque/lean when I heard and felt a loud pop near my belly button. When I stood up I felt some definite pain in my belly button area and it's now tender when I push on it. Almost like a deep bruise. And now there's discomfort at the top of my belly. What was that?? 

post #119 of 245
Feeling very birthy!!! Lots of low tummy CX and pressure and I just lots another big blob of my plug. (Been loosing little bits for a week now, but this was the biggest blob) btw, I never thought I'd get so excited abt something SO gross in my underwear wink1.gif LOL so hoping things pic up here soon!!!
post #120 of 245

Hope today/tomorrow is it for you Beanbean! 

 

I've been eating pineapple, doing EPO, used the breast pump, cleaned and vacuumed this morning Oh! and chased the neighbors dog this morning all in hopes it'd bring labor.. nothing. Big fat nothing. I plan to walking tonight. 

 

My 1st wedding anniversary is Sunday - a good gift would be having a baby! 

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