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post #162 of 245
I am feeling very restless and don't want anyone near me or touching me. I am also exhausted no matter how much I rest. We finished up the last of the shopping yesterday for baby, my belly wrap shipped last week from Singapore and should be here soon, and I did the grocery shopping today so our kitchen is stocked. Any time you want to come baby... I'm ready!
post #163 of 245

Out baby out!

post #164 of 245
Gah. As if my body isn't already cruel enough to me. I just checked myself and have totally effaced more and am definitely a 5cm unstretched (this is completely normal for me) and my memranes are seperated in front now as well as the back (been so in the back for weeks). BUT, within a short time I developed crazy bulging membranes. Like, enough that i am officially too nervous to mess with my cervix anymore (having labored withe and without intact membranes, I would take intact ANY day! Huge difference!)....which says a lot since I always get a bulging bag about now but not to the extreme that it spooks me out of checking!! I am praying this baby isn't massive by the time I finally go into labor a STAY In labor. I know it has a big head and DS's giant head didn't mold at all (came out perfectly round!) so that alone has me hoping there isn't TOO much growth time left. Sure my last birth went great but who's to say it could go so well with a dino baby again!?!?
post #165 of 245
Pg brain....i meant to add, what are your experiences with a bulging bag (if you had one like this)? It is obvious enough that I don't even have to fully reach into my cervix before i feel the "bubble". Thankfully baby's head is still very low and applied, because prolapse is one of the few things that concern me about birth.

I figure this is just another thing that won't mean much for *me* but all this stuff is totally screwin with my mind.
post #166 of 245
This prodromal stuff is enough to drive one insane! I did not have this with previous pregnancies, just lots of Bh ctx.
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1babysmom-I don't think I've had bulging bags before, but my previous births both started with my water breaking so I keep waiting for it to happen like that again with this birth. I think that's why I am getting so antsy as I want to be at home when my water breaks and not at work. So not looking forward to going to work tomorrow.
post #168 of 245
Greenlea, my water broke with my first 2, but not the next 2. So sorry you still have to go to work. You sound so done.
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1babysmom - you are like a ticking time bomb of labor! I would be nervous to toy with it but tempted to pop it too! Maybe bounce around a bit!?

post #170 of 245
So done, my body hurts so bad, and my brain hurts from all this prodromal labor (more ctx tonight that were 45sec long every 2 minutes!). I don't care how many pg's this has happened with, I will never get used to it. And I want to lose all this foreign 50lbs of weight that I TRIED not to gain so I would be more physically comfortable. And I want to hold this sweet baby so bad.
post #171 of 245
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1babysmom - you are like a ticking time bomb of labor! I would be nervous to toy with it but tempted to pop it too! Maybe bounce around a bit!?

Ha, no kidding! I did try bouncing! LOL
post #172 of 245

Officially 41 weeks today :( I know FTM usually go late, but my instincts were telling me that I'd go early. And now...

 

Was crampy and backache-y and irritable last night, and hoped that it would turn into "real" contractions, but nope. Slept through the night (minus the five trips to the bathroom), and neither sex nor RRL tea are making me contract this morning. AARRGGHH!

post #173 of 245

Lots of cramping and lower back aches during the night. Neither I nor DS2 slept very much last night so this morning I'm exhausted. Lots of low movements and cramping this morning at work.

I have a midwife appt this evening, so I'll see if I'm doing any progressing maybe. I don't know, I haven't decided if I want to be checked again.

Then if I'm still pregnant by Weds my chiro said she'd do some acupunture to get things going - so hopefully some time this week I'll have the baby.

 

ETA: I feel like how an animal might feel right before going into labor. I want to be alone and rest and not have anyone touching or talking to me. I feel restless but can't find anything to do. I have this feeling to birth on my own, without going to the hospital, in my own home on my own time (but unfortunately I'm not having a homebirth). I'm loving the way my pregnant body looks right now...which is something because I've felt very unpretty most of the time. I'm feeling emotional because just in the past couple of days, I've come to realize I think this will be my last baby. I'm feeling more and more like our family is complete after this - and I feel I didn't savor my pregnancy as much as I should have this time around. I realized pretty soon I won't be feeling this baby move inside of me, but instead will be holding my baby earthside.  I am so looking forward to finding out if this is a boy or a girl and knowing whether its in 2 days or 2 weeks, that it will go by fast regardless. Considering DS1 is already 4 and looking back and thinking how fast those 4 yrs have already gone, I can wait another 2 weeks to meet this baby if need be.    


Edited by Greenlea - 4/15/13 at 8:40am
post #174 of 245

I felt awful last night, but bedtime stopped everything again. Today I feel usual again. I'm 38-1. I had 2 kids at 38-1 and 1 at 38-2 (and one at 36-2). Somehow I feel like this is going to go on longer...

 

We finally have nice weather today, so DH and I might take DS to the zoo during DH's lunchbreak. Maybe the walking will help..

post #175 of 245

So...effing...tired...and sore. Texted my massage/acupuncture/miraclelady and I'm sooooo happy because she can get me in at 1:30 today. I had a helluva long, stressful weekend due to a crazy awful family drama that finally got resolved (THANK YOU, God!!). Reeeally sucked going through it, though. I probably cried a good gallon of tears over 3-4 days. Sigh. Saturday night I started having contractions that felt *deeper* than BH's, but they never got really strong or painful or anything. I think baby was just snuggling in deeper, which is exciting!

 

My legs kept cramping SO bad all last night. Needless to say, I'm ready for a recharge!! Hoping to just feel totally awesome after this massage and get ALL the cleaning done at home. If that happens I should be ready for baby at any time. Yaaaay!

post #176 of 245
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Originally Posted by Greenlea View Post

Lots of cramping and lower back aches during the night. Neither I nor DS2 slept very much last night so this morning I'm exhausted. Lots of low movements and cramping this morning at work.

I have a midwife appt this evening, so I'll see if I'm doing any progressing maybe. I don't know, I haven't decided if I want to be checked again.

Then if I'm still pregnant by Weds my chiro said she'd do some acupunture to get things going - so hopefully some time this week I'll have the baby.

 

ETA: I feel like how an animal might feel right before going into labor. I want to be alone and rest and not have anyone touching or talking to me. I feel restless but can't find anything to do. I have this feeling to birth on my own, without going to the hospital, in my own home on my own time (but unfortunately I'm not having a homebirth). I'm loving the way my pregnant body looks right now...which is something because I've felt very unpretty most of the time. I'm feeling emotional because just in the past couple of days, I've come to realize I think this will be my last baby. I'm feeling more and more like our family is complete after this - and I feel I didn't savor my pregnancy as much as I should have this time around. I realized pretty soon I won't be feeling this baby move inside of me, but instead will be holding my baby earthside.  I am so looking forward to finding out if this is a boy or a girl and knowing whether its in 2 days or 2 weeks, that it will go by fast regardless. Considering DS1 is already 4 and looking back and thinking how fast those 4 yrs have already gone, I can wait another 2 weeks to meet this baby if need be.    

I know how you feel! I just straight up told DD that I needed her to be calm today. She is 2 and maybe kind of got what I was saying but she is crabby from getting molars and not sleeping well so there are 2 crabby females here today. Poor DH. At least I can maybe send DD to grandmas house later tonight if things would get going over here. I am not a patient person especially with this getting baby out thing! Good luck with the acupuncture. I had some last week Friday and I feel it really did make my contrax feel more strong and focused and made my pelvis feel more open. Good luck!

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Originally Posted by stormysky View Post

I felt awful last night, but bedtime stopped everything again. Today I feel usual again. I'm 38-1. I had 2 kids at 38-1 and 1 at 38-2 (and one at 36-2). Somehow I feel like this is going to go on longer...

 

We finally have nice weather today, so DH and I might take DS to the zoo during DH's lunchbreak. Maybe the walking will help..

I am jealous of your nice weather. It's just crappy off and on rainy cold snow wind. Bleh! We are def having a prodromal spring. BUT I did order us some more chicks this morning at the feed store so that will be something Spring-ish to look forward to.

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Originally Posted by omphaloskepsis View Post

So...effing...tired...and sore. Texted my massage/acupuncture/miraclelady and I'm sooooo happy because she can get me in at 1:30 today. I had a helluva long, stressful weekend due to a crazy awful family drama that finally got resolved (THANK YOU, God!!). Reeeally sucked going through it, though. I probably cried a good gallon of tears over 3-4 days. Sigh. Saturday night I started having contractions that felt *deeper* than BH's, but they never got really strong or painful or anything. I think baby was just snuggling in deeper, which is exciting!

 

My legs kept cramping SO bad all last night. Needless to say, I'm ready for a recharge!! Hoping to just feel totally awesome after this massage and get ALL the cleaning done at home. If that happens I should be ready for baby at any time. Yaaaay!

Boo family drama. That is always such an energy zapper. My legs have been on the edge of cramping for a little more than a week now. I think they are just tired of holding me up. I bet there will be like 10 of us from our DDC that go all in one day.

post #177 of 245
I am heading in for acupuncture with my chiro in a couple of hours. I'd LOVE prayers that this goes well. I don't have the highest of hopes, as there has been no natural methods of "encouragement" out there that have worked for me in the past except castor oil, but I've also never tried acupuncture so it would be really nice if it kicked things into gear!! I know there are others further along than me (I'm nearing 40 weeks...though baby measures a couple weeks further than that, and I'm praying that's not entirely accurate this time like it was last time! LOL) so I don't feel right complaining much. But I am definitely done. I've gained a whopping 50lbs (though I tried harder than any other pg not to...yet packed on more than ever!) so physically don't feel anything like myself, and my body is just sore and tired from contracting so much (I have been prodromal this time, like the last couple times, and for the last few nights have been having 45-50sec ctx every 2 minutes for hours on end), and my mind is FRIED from the emotional aspect even though I know better than to expect things to come of it, you know? However, for stats sake, I'm 4-5cm, about 80% effaced, mid-placement (though easily pulled anterior), mushy...all that fun stuff. If anything, at least that puts me at a good Bishop's score increasing my chances the acupuncture may work. Again, though, trying not to think it will so that I don't have to deal with the letdown if it doesn't!
post #178 of 245
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Originally Posted by 1babysmom View Post

I am heading in for acupuncture with my chiro in a couple of hours. I'd LOVE prayers that this goes well. I don't have the highest of hopes, as there has been no natural methods of "encouragement" out there that have worked for me in the past except castor oil, but I've also never tried acupuncture so it would be really nice if it kicked things into gear!! I know there are others further along than me (I'm nearing 40 weeks...though baby measures a couple weeks further than that, and I'm praying that's not entirely accurate this time like it was last time! LOL) so I don't feel right complaining much. But I am definitely done. I've gained a whopping 50lbs (though I tried harder than any other pg not to...yet packed on more than ever!) so physically don't feel anything like myself, and my body is just sore and tired from contracting so much (I have been prodromal this time, like the last couple times, and for the last few nights have been having 45-50sec ctx every 2 minutes for hours on end), and my mind is FRIED from the emotional aspect even though I know better than to expect things to come of it, you know? However, for stats sake, I'm 4-5cm, about 80% effaced, mid-placement (though easily pulled anterior), mushy...all that fun stuff. If anything, at least that puts me at a good Bishop's score increasing my chances the acupuncture may work. Again, though, trying not to think it will so that I don't have to deal with the letdown if it doesn't!


Will keep you  in my thoughts/prayers.  Hopeful acupuncture kicks things into gear.  With all the prodromal I'm sure you will fly through labor when it starts!

post #179 of 245
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Originally Posted by omphaloskepsis View Post

 

My legs kept cramping SO bad all last night. Needless to say, I'm ready for a recharge!! Hoping to just feel totally awesome after this massage and get ALL the cleaning done at home. If that happens I should be ready for baby at any time. Yaaaay!

 

Oh my gosh yes! My legs were cramping something awful last night. It felt like when you're a kid and you get growing pains. I finally decided to take a bath at 11pm with epsolm salt and lavender oil to ty to relax them and it really helped. I have been using frankencese essential oil to try to sleep as well - which helps a ton as long as I don't have heartburn, which of course I did last night. Its pretty much acid reflux now, where its making me cough something awful. Baby is low and head down, but decides to streeeetch out its legs all the way up into what feels like my throat. I have to sleep sitting up to get any relief.

 

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Originally Posted by 1babysmom View Post

I am heading in for acupuncture with my chiro in a couple of hours. I'd LOVE prayers that this goes well. I don't have the highest of hopes, as there has been no natural methods of "encouragement" out there that have worked for me in the past except castor oil, but I've also never tried acupuncture so it would be really nice if it kicked things into gear!! I know there are others further along than me (I'm nearing 40 weeks...though baby measures a couple weeks further than that, and I'm praying that's not entirely accurate this time like it was last time! LOL) so I don't feel right complaining much. But I am definitely done. I've gained a whopping 50lbs (though I tried harder than any other pg not to...yet packed on more than ever!) so physically don't feel anything like myself, and my body is just sore and tired from contracting so much (I have been prodromal this time, like the last couple times, and for the last few nights have been having 45-50sec ctx every 2 minutes for hours on end), and my mind is FRIED from the emotional aspect even though I know better than to expect things to come of it, you know? However, for stats sake, I'm 4-5cm, about 80% effaced, mid-placement (though easily pulled anterior), mushy...all that fun stuff. If anything, at least that puts me at a good Bishop's score increasing my chances the acupuncture may work. Again, though, trying not to think it will so that I don't have to deal with the letdown if it doesn't!

 

You need to think positive!! Positive thoughs and vibes to get baby out! If you don't think it will work, it won't. Law of attraction - think positively about the acupunture. You're already so far dilated that I bet the acupunture will help tremendously!

 

AFM - I have been cramping all day at work so far with lots of bowel movements, but I actually have quite a bit of energy and don't feel the need to run outta here today in case I go into labor. So far its a good day :) 

post #180 of 245
I'm miserably uncomfortable today. I had an appointment this morning and although my blood pressure has actually been really low, it has jumped up. This and the fact that I have been measuring 35 weeks for the past 5 weeks had my doctor ready to schedule an induction. So Friday at 39 weeks, we will induce. I was hoping to wait a couple of weeks if we could but he doesn't seem to think baby is really getting the nutrients that he needs and my feet and hands have been swelling terribly. My backache is horrid and I don't feel like it could ever get better. Not exactly pleased that we will be inducing at 39 weeks, but ready to meet my sweet baby!!
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