Thinking of you Tiffany and sending good vibes for a peaceful birth your way.
Roll Call - Check In - Page 3
Last night was the new moon here and man I thought baby girl was seriously coming! Labour with DS started in a new moon too.
Lots of contractions and cramping and very little sleep. It's morning here now and things have died down a whole lot but I went feeling around inside and my cervix has moved anterior and the baby has definitely moved lower because there is a little bowling ball head *right* there! I couldn't really tell, feeling around, what my dilation is at but it's all super squishy and mushy. We have a bbq/pool party planned for this afternoon/evening (everyone here is on spring break) - I thought I would have to cancel last night but feeling fine now. I think she'll be making her way out in the next few days though.
I'm a few hours ahead where I live- how is the new moon night going for everyone???
I am super impatient too but this time I have been doing pretty well most days. I think I have only had one really emotional breakdown day and one just plain bitchy day. I have actually been feeling calmer lately in the last week or so with not knowing when baby will get here. I just repacked my bag with with typical hospital bag stuff but also through in my main birth supplies and just kind of figured no matter where I am at least I will be prepared for it to happen.
Still here. Although I am only 39-1, this is the longest I've ever been pregnant (my latest prior birth was 38-2). I've had so much prodromal labor this time. Ctx keep starting and stopping. Cervix at least 4cm, 90% effaced, and anterior. I've had my membranes stripped. Saw mucus plug and bloody show. Lots of symptoms, but still hanging in there. I keep nesting and renesting. Getting tired of it. By the time I go, my house will probably just be a foodless wreck with lots of dirty laundry. Too much upkeep!
How's everyone else?
My mom flew in last week and got off the plane with a HORRIBLE cold. She's still awfully sick and now DS has had a fever on and off for the past 3 days too so he's barely sleeping. DH is swamped at work and trying not to put pressure on but is wanting the baby to come now now now so he gets some time off. No wonder baby girl doesn't want to come out! Everyone including me is either really sick or totally stressed! I'm torn between wanting her to stay in longer to give my mom and DS time to get better and wanting her out so I don't have to fight all the induction pressure that will soon be coming. It's all getting kind of depressing and I feel so deflated like this won't be a happy birth just stress. I also feel like she's never coming anyway- like all the excitement came and went and she just didn't show up. I can't picture baby ever being here now. =(
I'm here too. 40+1, at my last appt I was dilated to 2cm, 80% effaced, and baby at -1 station. The midwife said that because I wasn't really having contractions the last few days, maybe my body was resting up to get ready for labor. I sure hope so!! I'm going to go on a bunch of walks this weekend. I have a NST scheduled for 41w.