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mayday - Sending labor vibes your way! goodvibes.gif

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Just back from the midwife--still not dilated on my own. She says that babe just has too much fluid and can't (or won't) drop down low enough to hit my cervix. She managed to stretch me out to a measly 1 cm, and do a small membrane sweep. If I don't go into labor on my own in the next 48 hours, I have to go in for an induction on Sunday night. greensad.gif

 

Sending lots of labor vibes your way. Get moving little baby! goodvibes.gif

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Is anyone else just scared about the things happening in Boston?! I'm nowhere near there, and am petrified. I don't do well with things like this greensad.gif

Luckily (or unluckily) our tv is broken and our radio in the house just died too so I haven't heard too much yet but it is really scary!

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Just back from the midwife--still not dilated on my own. She says that babe just has too much fluid and can't (or won't) drop down low enough to hit my cervix. She managed to stretch me out to a measly 1 cm, and do a small membrane sweep. If I don't go into labor on my own in the next 48 hours, I have to go in for an induction on Sunday night. greensad.gif

Do they know why she has too much fluid? Good luck! Sending you labor vibes. hug2.gif

 

I don't want to jinx myself but babe spent the last 2 days flipping and twirling around and kicking like crazy and now seems to have settled into a position. I don't know if she has technically engaged yet but I can feel her moving all around my cervix and I have had nonstop BH's all day. I think they probably do have a regularity to them but they are not painful at all so I haven't bothered timing them. Maybe that means this week is my week!

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Oh and I also wanted to give a heads up that if I disappear for a few days it is not necessarily because I had the baby. We just switched from satellite internet to that "share everything" plan and are on a certain amount of data. It is taking us some figuring out how to not blow all our data right away. So if I seem gone for a few days I might just be out of data but I will try not to let that happen. It resets on the 28th.

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Try to focus on some of the positive stories coming out, like the one the New Yorker just published on the hospital workers. Maybe that will help. The day it happened I found a lot of comfort just watching the #BostonHelp hashtag on Twitter.

It doesn't help me :( I like reading the positive stories, but it does nothing to take my edge off. I have severe anxiety, to the point if I could, I'd never leave my house.

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It doesn't help me :( I like reading the positive stories, but it does nothing to take my edge off. I have severe anxiety, to the point if I could, I'd never leave my house.

 

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It doesn't help me :( I like reading the positive stories, but it does nothing to take my edge off. I have severe anxiety, to the point if I could, I'd never leave my house.


:hug:

 

Do you have a care provider you can talk to about that?  It's so uncomfortable living with that level of anxiety.  I think sometimes it's worse around pregnancy because of the hormones making us more sensitive.  At least, for me it is.

 

For me, when my anxiety is running rampant, the thing that helps is for me to notice it and notice my body.  Like, notice what I am feeling in my body and where... is my breathing shallow and in my chest.  Are my shoulders up by my ears?  I'm not trying to make myself relax, but not keeping myself from relaxing either.  This slows everything down for me and keeps the anxiety from spiraling out of control.  Sometimes I'm able to notice what I am truly afraid of and notice whether or not it's something I can actually do something about, or if it's something that is beyond my control.  This can help.

 

Is there anything really nurturing that you can do for yourself?  A  way to cocoon yourself from the news?  Can you sit down in a quiet spot and think of a safe and beautiful place, or look at a beautiful picture?  Can you envision a narrative that would make you feel safe?  Candles, flowers, crystals, anything you like looking at can be a focal object.  Wrap yourself in a cozy blanket, or sit down with a mug of warm drink, or sit in a warm bath...and then just notice the sensations of warmth in your body.  Or if you're hot, can you rest your feet in a cool tub of water, and really pay attention to how the water feels on your feet, etc.  Bonus if you have something nice smelling or some greenery to put in the water.  :)

 

Other things that work for me are putting on something lighthearted and mindless on tv, or reading something "easy" (I like romance novels with happy endings), etc. 

 

edit - the trick for me is not to berate myself for feeling anxious, by the way, because that just creates another cycle of tension.  It's much more useful when I say, "Oh, wow, I'm feeling really anxious and scared right now.  It makes so much sense that I would be scared because....." and look into why I do feel scared.  When I can see the utility in my anxiety, it dispells it alot of the time, because I get the message my mind and body are trying to send me.

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Mayday - many mama's do not dilate before going into labor. Its very normal and doesn't mean you won't be able to have the birth you want. Your water could break before labor (like mine did) and then baby will be pushing enough on your cervix. Its also why providers shouldn't check moms so much before labor as it can have the opposite effect on our labors if we don't get the results we are expecting.
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Uuuughhh. I am going to totally lose it next time we are ding-dong ditched. I am too freaking big and pregnant to hurry downstairs to answer the door for nobody. I tried to figure out which school the little brats go to, but no such luck. If I ever figure it out, I'm calling up the school and telling them they need to revoke off-campus lunch privileges until their students start acting their age instead of like snot-nosed 12 year olds. And if they do it after this baby is born and wake him up, I will cut somebody. 

 

Get off my lawn! Cuss.gif

 

ETA: Oh, and the day gets even better. Turns out the kindergarten we applied to for DD either lost, or never received her application and we have to reapply. banghead.gif


Edited by IronMam - 4/22/13 at 1:57pm
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That is really annoying Ironmam!!!

 

BAH! Not feeling birthy at all. Just nauseous, heartburn, and sore pubic bone that makes me walk really slow. And now I am crabby because it snowed again! Full moon on Thursday and then 63 and sunny on Friday and I cannot wait! I am ready to wear non-husband clothes and non-maternity clothes. Even DH is jumping on the 'your belly looks really big' train. OUT baby OUT!!!!

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So...it's really quiet in here today. Is everybody having babies right now? 

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I so see if the DDC is going to have all their babies out by the end of the month..!
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I wonder if the DDC is going to have all their babies out by the end of the month..!
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There are still several of us left

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I don't think my baby is ever going to be born. greensad.gif

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Earlier I started working on a list comparing who's had their babies (from the welcome babies thread) to who hasn't (based on the DDC intro thread)...but there were SO many names in the intro thread that don't seem to be active in the DDC and it was such a long list that I gave up. lol

 

Maybe we need a new check-in thread or list or something. I'd like to keep track of who's still waiting, and who ends up going last!  I have a feeling I'll be holding my babe by Monday, but maybe it's just wishful thinking. I haven't had any true indicators that things will get going soon.

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Ahhhh finally I could log in on my phone! I'm still here. Due May 4th so I will probably be last-ish. I really thought today would be the day when I had bouts of diarrhea before noon today and a lot of " I'm abut to get my period" feelings. They went away but are somewhat coming back now. I am going back and forth between 'I will be pregnant forever' and being really calm about when baby will come. I know the nice weather this weekend will help me be chill but comment from people will make me want to hurry up.
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Well, I've finally started losing my plug! Hooray! Of course, that doesn't necessarily mean anything will happen soon, realistically it could still be weeks. But I hope it's soon!

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Well, I've finally started losing my plug! Hooray! Of course, that doesn't necessarily mean anything will happen soon, realistically it could still be weeks. But I hope it's soon!

 

goodvibes.gifI hope you are birthing right now!!!

 

It's awfully quiet around here today.... Let's get some more baby announcements!

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goodvibes.gif I hope you are birthing right now!!!

It's awfully quiet around here today.... Let's get some more baby announcements!

No such luck. Tried going for a nice long walk, but didn't seem to help. And yeah, it is super quiet in here today! Wish it were chattier to distract me from the non-action in my uterus.
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