Here are a few of the posts from last weeks thread:
I am so glad to hear I am not the only one going a little crazy. 38.5 weeks and the bouts of labor are no fun. I never ever thought I would go much beyond 37 weeks. At least most of the back spasms have stopped but the contractions come in bouts every day, and now multiple bouts in the same day. My doula says this is normal for a 2nd and later pregnancy for some women. Ugh! What a waste of discomfort and pain if they are unproductive! Last night they went from 930 pm until about 4 am. I was able to sleep the first half, but at 1 am they got to be more intense although non-productive. This afternoon I went for a nap at 5 and the abdominal contractions started again and continue. I think this is the first day I have had them twice in the same 24 hour period. I have also noticed that my indigestion/reflux had resolved on it's own about 2-3 weeks ago. Yesterday, it came back with a vengeance and now every single time I eat, I get reflux of the burning variety. Ugh. Not much alleviates it either.
DH is being very helpful by trying to find ways to distract me. We went on a short hike Saturday and today we went to a museum. This is fun with our mothers that are from out of town.
About the cervix TJ, yeah I hadn't checked mine either until about 2 days ago and it was super high. It does vary a lot from woman to woman and pregnancy to pregnancy. Mine was supper high and I checked again this morning and it was considerably lower, and I could touch it easily. I am assuming this is progress, at least, i really hope so.
Everyone else, I've read but I am not able to keep up! Hope everyone is doing well with the countdown on!
AFM - Sander is such a joy! I will write up his birth story soon, but I can just say that his birth was very different from DS's in many ways. It was a surprise that he came when he did, and his birth was short and intense. It was wonderful to have delivered him at home. The past week has flown by and we are growing in love as a family. DS1 loves his little brother and is so dotting on him, givng him lots of kisses, wanting to watch his diaper changes, asking where he is... He has adjusted so much better than I could have hoped. Nursing is going well, but nights have still been (as can be expected) tough, as Sander seems to be "awake" from about 11pm-4am and then sleeps all day. Hopefully he'll make the switch and be on track with days and nights soon. He is nursing well, and my milk came in very quickly, by the end of his 2nd day, as it had with DS. He was born at 8lbs4oz and was back up to 8lbs2oz by day 5, so that's great. Otherwise, just adjusting to having a newborn again. I feel pretty good, but tired and my core feels weak. DH is back at work tomorrow, DS will be in dayhome for the rest of May, so I will try to be better at keeping up with everyone!