The Still Waiting Thread
Me too coffeebean. Today is my due date! Homeopathics that I tried haven't done anything but then again mw said if body is ready it will help so I guess that means we're not ready yet. SOOO hard to be patient!! I did have a bunch of real contractions last night and still this morning--but so, so light, and b/c of all my starts and stops I just assume now it won't be the real thing.
It is a flippin gorgeous day today, nothing scheduled, nice and relaxed--and its my beloved uncle's birthday--and I would just adore baby girl to have Aug 4 as her birth day too!
How many days past due are you coffeebean?
Good point about our bodies being ready! I FEEL like my body is ready- but then, I've tried a lot of things now. But since they haven't worked, I guess I know it's not ready yet.
I hear you coffeebean. My husband wasn't thrilled with the idea that if another week goes by I'd have my mw strip my membrane too. I told him they'll only let me go so long, and an induction would stink too, so I'd rather help my body move on its own than introduce something artificial (pitocin, etc). Not to say whichever method anyone chooses in whatever order is bad--I'm not judging here--I just have a plan of action to try one thing at a time, eventually baby will actually need to come out no matter what!
Oh have you tried nipple stimulation? I was playing around with it last night while watching tv--not with a breast pump but just with my hands--and wow I couldn't believe how quickly contractions started that way. I figure its also a total non-invasive means that could help.
Agile, I'm with you. Not due until the 29th, although I have a glimmer of hope that baby may be here a little sooner, as my first two were born at 39+2. But I have zero downward pressure (baby is 4/5 out of my pelvis), my aches and pains are minimal, and it just doesn't feel like there's any way this baby could be turning up in 2.5 weeks. Intellectually, I know baby will be born at some point, but physically, there are close to no signs that either my body or baby are getting ready. :/
Thanks EA77 and AUvetmom.
The biggest problem I'm facing other than the mental struggle of not having baby here yet is prodromal labor. I need to be careful its not wearing me out...I literally have had contractions between 9 and 10 min apart for a few hours at night a couple of times in the last week. I've also had pretty strong braxton hicks since about 37 weeks (easier BH before then). My midwives say women like me have a greater chance of just being plain worn out by the time real labor comes. So I'm doing my best to rest and sleep as much as possible, and I've even had a glass of wine this last week twice in the evening, which is not my norm for pregnancy. Just to encourage my mind and body to be fully relaxed for when labor really happens.
AUvetmom I've never gone past due and having done it with this pregnancy, I really, really feel for you if you go past due as a rule. Its very hard!!
I can totally sympathize with you guys. Last pregnancy, I went to 42 weeks. I'm hoping this kid will be sooner than that but since my mom went 42+ with all three of her kids, I don't have much hope. Since I'm due at the end of the month again, I'm fully expecting to be one of the last women standing. Dang it all for being a long gestater.
I know I have no business sticking my nose in since my baby is here, but I just wanted to say I have a lot of compassion for post-dates ladies. Like you EA and agilesheltie, I was due on the 29th...of July. But I was so confident in being a long gestator (my DS was born at 42 and my mom also went to 42 on all 5 kids), I joined this DDC, not wanting to get depressed and left behind by July people. So then I had my baby at 39+5. Oh well- optimism does sometimes prevail upon the universe. Lots of love to all you ladies still waiting!