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post #41 of 245
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I have been trying really hard to be patient this time, too. I have the patience of a fruit fly when I really want something so it has been difficult for me. I think most days I have been pretty good but I have to remind myself that she needs to stay in there a certain amount of time. DH on the other hand, is actually getting really impatient. I can barely say anything about her kicks hurting or feeling big without him saying something about her being big enough and to come out already. It's kind of cute.

 

I feel for you with wanting baby in your arms close to the end. Our first was stillborn at 38 weeks so I always get antsy around now and want her out just barely over the full term cut off date but I also want to go into labor on my own and not be induced again. They will be here soon!!!!

 

Oh my goodness. I'm sorry about the loss of your first. =(

post #42 of 245
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I feel for you with wanting baby in your arms close to the end. Our first was stillborn at 38 weeks so I always get antsy around now and want her out just barely over the full term cut off date but I also want to go into labor on my own and not be induced again. They will be here soon!!!!

 

I'm so sorry for your loss hug2.gifI can understand feeling antsy!

post #43 of 245

I'm feeling very ready, but still have 5 weeks to go. It's so hard to sleep and I'm so sore. Last night I had my first bad case of heartburn and was up all night. 

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hug2.gifBailey and 1babysmom
 

post #45 of 245
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Stiff. I get stiff ALL the time. Am I the only one? I squat down to do something, my legs stiffen up half way standing up so I'm bent over until I can manage to stand up all the way. I fight my bra to get it on and my upper arms and fingers stiffen up and give me grief for a good handful of minutes. I look behind me and my eyes and neck stiffen up... WTF is going on? I am trying to google to see if others deal with this but I don't seem to be finding anything that sounds the same. Any idea what the issue could be? I drink plenty of fluids and I take all of my supplements and eat well. At this point I'm scared of getting super stiff during labor and the problems it could cause. 

post #46 of 245

I'm feeling super crampy tonight.  I'm praying it's just a stomach thing, or prepping, because I'm so, so tired today and totally not up to labor.  Seriously, my energy levels have been fantastic and it would be hugely a bummer to go into labor on the one day they haven't been.  I'm eager to meet the baby but not eager enough to want to into labor feeling this exhausted!  Luckily my intuition is telling me this is probably NOT it, but still feeling a little spooked, maybe because gestationally speaking I went into labor with my daughter on the equivalent of TOMORROW. Yikes!
 

post #47 of 245
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Stiff. I get stiff ALL the time. Am I the only one? I squat down to do something, my legs stiffen up half way standing up so I'm bent over until I can manage to stand up all the way. I fight my bra to get it on and my upper arms and fingers stiffen up and give me grief for a good handful of minutes. I look behind me and my eyes and neck stiffen up... WTF is going on? I am trying to google to see if others deal with this but I don't seem to be finding anything that sounds the same. Any idea what the issue could be? I drink plenty of fluids and I take all of my supplements and eat well. At this point I'm scared of getting super stiff during labor and the problems it could cause. 

 

Me. My chair at work seems comfy when I'm sitting but when I get out of my chair I look like I'm 90 years old. It takes about 6 steps to get to walking like "just" a pregnant lady. I too worry about labor and delivery and hope my body can keep up. I had such great labors and deliveries before, but that was 60#'s and 10 years ago. Oye!

post #48 of 245
Oh my gosh.....so I have been pregnant enough to know NEVER to point my toes when stretching in the night because my foot/calf will cramp so tightly it feel like it'll never "unlock" an will kill me. LOL. But last night I experience that for the first time in the tendon on the back/side of my knee!! OMG it was horrible, I couldn't figure out how to relieve it because it wasn't as simple as just straightening my leg or bending my knee or rubbing it or anything. I finally got out of bed and went to pee and couldn't even go because my knee was quite literally laying me on my death bed! LOL. Have no idea what finally relieved it but man....that was bad.

My calves and feet have also been really achey the last couple days, which hasn't been an issue for quite some time. Don't really think it is a nutritional/vitamin deficiency this time...and I haven't been on my feet THAT much or more than usual (usually my heels are what hurt when I am) so hopefully this will pass soon.
post #49 of 245

I have been wanting this baby to come for some time now, but I realized yesterday that we are just not ready. Physically I'm ready...I'm done being pregnant. But I was talking over my maternity leave with DH last night and we realized we are really going to be SOL once I leave work. I don't know where we will get health insurance from as I'm carrying it right now and will lose it when I leave work, and DH's costs too much to go through his work and I don't think we'll qualify for state aid. I have to look into private insurance now and see how much that costs. I don't even know what is going on with the Obama healthcare option or if it would work for us. We still don't have the 3 new carseats we need to in order to go anywhere with all 3 kids and our tax return is almost all gone. (As I didn't realize we'd have a balloon payment for our last car payment this month and it took almost all our money).

 

And I know I shouldn't be, but I'm super stressed about this breech baby. I'm not yet 36 weeks so I know baby has time to turn, and I'm not scared of birthing a breech baby, but its just so much added onto my already full plate. For if baby doesn't turn by 38 weeks I need to look into switching to an OB and switching hospitals and not getting my water birth.

 

And DH is driving me nuts about baby names. He won't discuss them. I bring up names...he says sure. I change my name choice...all he says is sure. I try to bring up boy names and he won't talk about them because he says the baby is a girl anyway. Well - what if its not?? We don't know the sex so we have a 50/50 chance! And while everyone thinks its a girl, the heartbeat was only 145 at my last appt which screams boy to me. Which is kind of making me sad because even though all along I've wanted another boy, I've recently been warming up to the idea of a girl and its driving me nuts not knowing this time.

post #50 of 245
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Oh man.. Last night got worse before it got better. I very nearly made the call to head in to be checked but I really really didn't want to go in for no reason. SIL said all the things happening to me sounded like something for sure but I could go to bed and see if everything that was happening lined up. She gave me the L&D phone number to call and directions on what to do when I came in. Well I went to bed and woke up this morning. I'm still having the severe pelvic pain and my stomach is still contracting (no pain) when I'm up and moving but nothing is lining up like she described so I'm going to lay low today and see what happens. 

 

DD has a head cold or allergies or something so I'd be happy for this little one to wait until she's on the mend. 

 

At this point no one around me seems to think I will go to my EDD. I still think I will but I'm hoping like mad that I don't. I didn't go through this with DD1 at all so I'm at a total loss but this isn't pleasant that's for sure! 

post #51 of 245
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Oh my gosh.....so I have been pregnant enough to know NEVER to point my toes when stretching in the night because my foot/calf will cramp so tightly it feel like it'll never "unlock" an will kill me. LOL. But last night I experience that for the first time in the tendon on the back/side of my knee!! OMG it was horrible, I couldn't figure out how to relieve it because it wasn't as simple as just straightening my leg or bending my knee or rubbing it or anything. I finally got out of bed and went to pee and couldn't even go because my knee was quite literally laying me on my death bed! LOL. Have no idea what finally relieved it but man....that was bad.

My calves and feet have also been really achey the last couple days, which hasn't been an issue for quite some time. Don't really think it is a nutritional/vitamin deficiency this time...and I haven't been on my feet THAT much or more than usual (usually my heels are what hurt when I am) so hopefully this will pass soon.

 

Me too, with all of this. I'm kind of lucky our bedroom is small and DF works nights, because when I feel like I need to stretch, I roll over to his side of the bed and can brace my toes against the doorway of our closet to stretch. orngtongue.gif

 

We got about a foot of snow in this last wave of storms (spring? Yeah right!) and with drifting, up to two feet in some places (our driveway... irked.gif) DF and I bundled the kids up and let them play while we both grabbed snow shovels to tackle the driveway. We got about a third of the way through before I was so sore I could barely stand up, and he couldn't move his one arm for being stiff. My dad took DF to work and picked him up last night, but we have an IEP scheduled for DD this afternoon at 2.30, so after I got DS on the bus, I went out and shoveled a bit more. I got a little more done, but still have a ways to go, but I had to stop because I got a sharp pain in my tailbone and couldn't walk straight for a bit. So I think I'm going to see if my mom will take me to the school, and while I'm in DD's IEP, she can go get DS.

post #52 of 245

Not feeling so hot this evening..... I have had at least three BM today, I have a headache, feeling kinda nauseous and cold.... signs of early labor or that I am sick? (Or just having an off day). 

post #53 of 245
About 2:00 this afternoon (so abt 5.5 hrs ago) I had this sudden stabbing back pain that turned into this horrid ache that goes from feeling like my tailbone is going to break to feeling like someone is stabbing me and running the knife down my legs! Abt an hr after it started I had a bunch of contractions. And they've slowed alot but have continued occasionally. It's ALL in my back tho. Who knows if it's labor or not... But if this is my new "normal" pain in back... OMG! I don't know if ill survive greensad.gif makes me feel nauseous when it gets bad greensad.gif anybody have "back labor" if so, does it sound like this?
post #54 of 245

AHHH! I NEED to know what this SHARP pain is in my pelvis! It's SO strong!! It happens mostly when I'm walking and has been going on for a week... 

I had a doctor's appointment yesterday. I have progressed a little since Thursday. 2 cm dilated and 50% effaced... I know that doesn't mean much, but I can feel whatever is going on and it isn't pleasant! 

post #55 of 245
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Munchkin - I'm right there with you on feeling crappy. Ever since all the stuff that happened yesterday I'm a bit on high alert though I keep trying to tell myself nothing is happening. Today I have felt pretty crummy and sore.

 

Beanbean! It sounds like you've got something going there. Definitely rest up and see if things progress. I had back labor with DD1 but not until I was already in the hospital and hooked up. I didn't really experience the whole shebang.

 

 

Bambi, could it be his head dropping down into the pelvis? DD did that to me just last night and it felt like was ripping in half walking around.

 

AFM: I'm a bit better today but now I have a rock solid stomach every time I get up and walk around and I'm still pretty sore down low. Also DD has slowed down her movements drastically. She's still moving and thumping but it's nothing like it was even just yesterday. Also feeling pretty rough... I have to try and tell myself to stop thinking every little thing could be it. It's hard though.

 

 

ETA: Wowza.. The other day I posted wondering if I would make it to 1000 posts before I had the baby and now I'm suddenly two away from that. Sheesh, I've been a busy poster lately. lol.gif

post #56 of 245

Munchkin and Tiffany -- yep, I was in that crowd last night.  But I woke up feeling great and haven't been crampy or nauseated or off at all today, so I'm glad to know I wasn't actually coming down with anything.    I was glad to not go into labor too, because we had a lot of plans for today and I really wanted to get to them.

 

Of course now that I feel healthy and back to normal, and I have nothing hanging over my head that I was really looking forward to doing, I'm not feeling like labor is imminent at all!  Ha.

post #57 of 245
I am enjoying minute long waves five minutes apart this past hour. I am very glad I canceled this week's travel plans. Somehow I don't think this is it (36w tomorrow) but better to be home than on the road!

Dh has a commitment tomorrow and Thursday that will take him out of town. DD has been an awesome doula to me but she joins her brother out of town tomorrow.

I have been feeling a rising joy all evening and wonder just how strong my dream of birthing alone is?! I thought it was just a fluke of my imagination...

Nothing is ready at the house in terms of space (have my birth kit, but the rooms downstairs are stuffed as we have emptied one of the downstairs bedrooms to paint and refloor for postpartum) and I suspect 36w is a but young for a home birth.

Cautiously excited. Hungry.
post #58 of 245

I'm in the pain camp too. My hips are killing me! It's 5 am here and I just can't lay down anymore.  :-(  I'm only 35 weeks and I feel like I will be crippled if I go another 5 weeks like this.

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 Also feeling pretty rough... I have to try and tell myself to stop thinking every little thing could be it. It's hard though.

 

This is the hardest part for me! Not sleeping very deeply- thinking that this might be the night. For no real reason. Sigh.

post #60 of 245
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Count me in the group of people not sleeping deeply. Last night I was trying very hard to pay attention to the movements of this LO. Normally she's such an obvious mover and I barely felt her all night long. I'm kind of teetering on the edge of calling in to possibly be monitored for a bit. I understand they drop and slow down but this seems super drastic. I dunno what to do. DH is out getting breakfast for us and he's picking me up something to drink with caffeine in it. I hope it gets her bopping around for my own sanity. 

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