Here we go ladies!! A majority of us still waiting will likely be giving birth this month. Sooo insane!
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April Chat Thread!post #1 of 3623/31/13 at 8:01pmThread Starterpost #2 of 3623/31/13 at 8:11pmpost #3 of 3623/31/13 at 8:13pmThread Starterpost #4 of 3623/31/13 at 10:49pm
Well... I'm still contracting! They're anywhere from about 3 minutes to about 12 minutes apart averaging about 5. I'm totally good in between but they are taking my breath away and pretty all consuming when they come. I ate a nice dinner and am downing the water to make sure I'm not dehydrated. Going to go lay down in bed for an hour or so and see how I feel. We haven't called our team yet because I know that if I fall asleep that could be it and I'll wake up in the morning with nothing going on! Hmmm! I'll keep you all posted!!post #5 of 3624/1/13 at 6:27amI can not believe its April and I'm still pregnant! Lol CARAZY! I told my DH this morning... "We'll Mira must like diamonds! Cuz she waited for April!" He gave me a look or horror and goes... "I need a second job to keep up with you two!" LMAO!
Can not wait to meet her! Come in baby! Mommas arms are so achey!post #6 of 3624/1/13 at 6:27ampost #7 of 3624/1/13 at 7:00am
Well, I was thankfully able to sleep off and on last night - woke up with the contractions every hour or so. Not sure how often I was contracting otherwise but the ones I felt were pretty strong. They've been 5 - 8 minutes apart for the last hour and a half and I was having trouble going back to sleep so I got up to get something to eat & drink. I'm going to try to go back to be afterwards (it's not quite 7:00am my time and I'm soooo not a morning person.post #8 of 3624/1/13 at 7:20ampost #9 of 3624/1/13 at 7:37am
Good luck to all you mama's contracting!! Hope you get your babies soon!
AFM - I had 3-4 people tell me yesterday at Easter that I looked much bigger, like I popped. Maybe all the cramping I've been having was a growth spurt?
I am so tired and mad today. DS2 was up from 12am-3am last night. Then DS1 got up convinced there was poop in his underwear, when there was not at all, but needed me to change him. I finally got DS1 to sleep with me on the couch, but by then my heartburn was so bad I needed to sleep sitting up and wasn't comfortable sleeping on the couch with him. I ended up stacking a bunch of pillows onto his bed and sleeping there for a little while before being woken up early because DS1 peed the bed. DH was no help as usual...actually made things worse because he yelled at DS2 for wanting water. He never gets up with the kids at night. I was late to work because DS1 decided he needed to go poop right as we were running out the door to leave; I didn't have enough time to get coffee; I'm getting sick/sore throat now, etc. Why does the 36+ weeks pregnant lady have to deal with all this?!?! I just want to have this baby so I don't have to go to work anymore...so I don't have to wake my kids up at 6:30am when they didn't get any sleep at night either...so I can nap during the day! Ugh!post #10 of 3624/1/13 at 7:38ampost #11 of 3624/1/13 at 8:18am
I took a nap on Saturday and Sunday to rest up for anything that might happen. Ah heck, who am I kidding - I nap every weekend.
Anyway, still with consistent but irregular contractions. Most not painful but my hips do ache and I'm just at the typical 38 weeks "uncomfortable" stage. After my practice run of contractions last Wednesday I was kinda counting on having him over the weekend so I'm rather bummed I'm at work today. Course all my co-workers are stopping by with the "You're still here?!" comments. Yup, sure am. Thanks.
We have family activities every night this week so I'll stay plenty busy running around and maybe that'll bring on baby for real. Who knows. I have another midwife appt Wednesday afternoon and I'm scheduled for a growth-check sono Friday morning but thinking I'll cancel.post #12 of 3624/1/13 at 8:27am
I am so excited it's April! And I am so excited so many of us are having some signs of labor :) I'll be even more excited when that includes me!
1Babysmom mentioned being irritated with herself for getting impatient already, and I know exactly what she means! I swore I would be patient. I have not paid any mind to my due date and I have been totally at peace with going past the date, because that is most likely when I will go. But now I keep thinking, "Wow. Lots of bh contractions going on here. Maybe...just maybe..." This morning I have had a lot of mucus, which has not been happening so far.
BUT I know that it means nothing. Most likely it has to do with taking the Gentle Birth. Heck, if I did go into labor, I would be in complete denial and probably not even accept that it was labor until I was pushing, I better get all these thoughts out of my head or else the next few weeks are going to crawl by.
Last night my mom, who is totally pro induction because she thinks every baby allowed to go 40 weeks or more will be too big to push out, made some comments about it being a very bad idea to wait too long. I know I should not pay any attention to those comments because I know better, but I felt a little fear creep in. I can't induce because I am a VBAC, and I would never schedule a c-section unless it was warranted. But the big baby thing, which I have been okay with and at peace with, has suddenly started to make me feel anxious. Not just big baby, but big malpositioned baby, which is my fear. My son was like that and ended in a c/s. So now I have to work to regain my peace and "happy place." Bah. Should have made her think my due date was a week later than it is.
There is this little part of me that would like to birth a nice big fat baby and not tear, just to show her that big babies CAN be born vaginally to small women just fine.post #13 of 3624/1/13 at 8:47amThread Starterpost #14 of 3624/1/13 at 8:48ampost #15 of 3624/1/13 at 9:14amQuote:
Oh they can! DS2 was 9lbs 2oz, had him vaginally with no pain meds and did not tear. I didn't tear with DS1 either and he ws 8 lbs 3oz. I'm expecting this baby to be bigger than my last and hoping I don't tear as well.
I got kind of mad at my Dad on Easter. He started asking me if I was going to "get fixed" after this one, and I should really really think about doing that. Um...no. First off if we decide to do permanent birth control it will be DH getting fixed, not me. And two, I do not feel the need to discuss this with my Dad - especially because he is so negative about the third baby as it is. As if I'm doing such a horrible job with the first 2 I have. Three kids is not that many!post #16 of 3624/1/13 at 9:19am
HI All! We had a crazy weekend. We moved - again. Poor DH. So stressed out. But we could not stay in our toxic apartment any longer with all of the exposure to second hand smoke. While the weekend was a whirlwind (we saw a place Thursday, signed the rental agreement and packed Friday, moved Saturday, and have been unpacking since) it just feels right. I think LO was waiting for us to be in a better place. Which we are! Although my mother thinks that LO will give us another week to settle in - which is my EDD anyway. As much as I want to be going into labor soon (and I dont think I am having any signs other than feeling crampy that I will) I know another week would be best for DH. We shall see. Happy April!post #17 of 3624/1/13 at 10:54ampost #18 of 3624/1/13 at 10:59amI keep having this feeling that I'll either pee myself or my water will break, it's a lot of fluid pressure that feels like it's going to come out...and then notta. Sucks when it happens at 3am, get out of a dead sleep to sit on the toilet, and there's nothing! I'm getting impatient lol.post #19 of 3624/1/13 at 11:54amQuote:Originally Posted by alaskanmomma
I keep having this feeling that I'll either pee myself or my water will break, it's a lot of fluid pressure that feels like it's going to come out...and then notta. Sucks when it happens at 3am, get out of a dead sleep to sit on the toilet, and there's nothing! I'm getting impatient lol.
I'm feelilng the same way. I keep wiping expecting to see bloody show or something. Kind of getting annoying..post #20 of 3624/1/13 at 12:16pmI hurt my back last night doing nothing (quite literally, I was just walking through the house and was suddenly like, "Ow, my back hurts!"!). It felt/feels like my crummy SI joint an it is on my crappy hip side so it would make sense. (But thst also didnt allow me to release the joint like I normally would). Slept horribly because of it. Went to the chiro this morning and that helped a bit but I am left with a dull nagging lower backache from it. Then had to spend 30 minutes unclogging our ONE toilet (don't know how it clogged, it was fine then DD went potty and I wiped her, so too much TP wasnt the issue), that sucked and traumatized me. I said some naughty words.
Had cramps throughout the last couple nights, feeling generally crummy today...just "ick" and uncomfortable, can't really describe it, and a lot is probably due to my back. Losing lots of mucus today, though. Haven't checked my cervix since yesterday morning which is an accomplishment in and of itself.
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