Weekly Chat - October 8th to October 14th - Our "due month" is in full swing! - Page 9
So yeah, I suppose I can officially say Im over due now too Em! At least we are in this together, right?! Never thought Id be trying to naturally induce myself but here I am, having lots of medicinal sex, hiking ALOT, started taking a homeopathic uterine tonic daily to get these rushes more intense, eating spicy food, going to the chiro again for another adjustment but they dont open back up until friday, which is also the full moon. So hoping for a full moon baby now! If all this doesnt work by sunday I may go the castor oil route, still unsure but my midwife said that as a very last resort. They even have me doing visualizations and meditations, I just need the peace and quiet to achieve that. The only real reason why Im trying to naturally induce now is because I refused to have back up care, not thinking Id need it for one and also because of my previous traumatic birth(trying to stay far away from obgyns if possible). But if I go to 43 wks or beyond, the midwives may have me go for an ultrasound/nst to make sure babe is still well enough to continue on and Im hoping to avoid that.
My 42 wk apt went well though, my midwife likes to guess the sex based on heart tones, girls are higher boys are lower...this babe has had more of a lower heart rate so we are guessing another boy! My honey is still thinking its a girl, I just think its some sort of octopus squirming all around me, he/she is still VERY active! And of course our boy names we had picked we arent agreeing on anymore, so if it is in fact a boy, he will be called "No Name" until we do in fact have a name.
THIS CANT LAST FOREVER....just needed to see that in writing.
Irielyn though i wouldn't wish a 42+ week pregnancy on anyone--it is nice knowing i'm not alone! i hadn't seen a post from you & was hoping for the best...soon though!! acupuncture is another natural inducer. if i go past this week, i will be doing that. my chiropractor gave me several acupressure points to work on today. unfortunately my body won't let me go for long walks (i start cramping up) & me and the dad aren't in a good enough place to have medicinal sex.... my midwife said something interesting about castor oil--she said that if it does not put you into labor, then you probably have at least 4 more days of pregnancy? i'm not sure how this was figured out--but i do know it didn't work for me the one time i tried it during a previous pregnancy but i saw it put my sister-in-law right into labor when she did it.... my midwife suggested my life is too chaotic & i need to find a quiet place to go into labor. my instincts are kind of the same--i get very grumpy when there is a lot of chaos lately and today all i want to do is curl up in a dark warm place. but that is even challenging because my body is so crampy & miserable! i have to take baths to settle it down, but now whenever i lie down & try to relax, it starts back up again.
my 7 year old turns 8 on saturday & has decided he does not want a birthday buddy!
uggh--i sound so grumpy! on the bright side, week 43 puts my baby into the scorpio sign--then my four kids will be the four elements --haha.
My nipples/boobs are way more senstive today and the last day or so.... is that a sign of impending labor?? i just feel so weird lately.
Irielyn I cannot imagine a 42+ week pregnancy- you must make a super comfy and healthy space for your baby to chill in though- so that's good!!! 42 weeks would put me at November 11- 11/11.... which isn't a bad date, but OMG i really hope this weekend for ALL OF US who are over being pregnant!! full moon power please! Your babe is probably just hanging out waiting for the awesome astrological portal of the eclipse/moon to come earthside.
I feel weird and sort of "this could be the day" every day, but I remember that happened last time as well, and I went over by 3 days. A big part of me feels like I could have 10 babies, and they would all be "late", so why am I bothering thinking about it so much right now. But I still think about it all the time.
Yogini, my boobs have been more sensitive lately, too. I've never heard of it as a sign of impending labour (which doesn't mean it's not) and I never had it in my other pregnancies, but I've definitely noticed it the past few days.
Maine Mama, that is something that drives me crazy about the end of pregnancy! It could be any day. I could go into labour right now. I have no idea and I feel like I'm always on alert. It's so frustrating and tiring! I wish I could just relax and let whatever happens happen, because that's just how it's going to happen anyway!
So tired tonight. And dizzy and icky-feeling. But not laborish. Just end of pregnancy crappy. We're ordering take-out from the local convenience store, and I decided to skip it and eat apples because what I really want are mozzarella sticks, and I don't want all that cheese in me if I go into labor. Silly, right?
This is how I feel right now...
congrats rainy! i can't wait to read your story!
so i had true contractions (not the cramping) all last night & all through the night. only a couple this morning though. they come & go depending on my position & movement. my midwife is coming over today to "power walk the baby out." the contractions have given me a glimpse of the pain to come & i keep thinking, "nevermind...."
I've had some mild crampy contractions tonight too and I was like "oh yeah, so that's what it's like to have a baby." It's amazing how fast I forgot what giving birth is like. It's been only 18 months since my last one.
Good luck to all you ladies who are feeling possible labor starting!!! My fingers and toes are crossed for you!
revolting, the memory of that rage is still fresh in my mind!! I would get so angry when people would text/call just to ask if I was showing any signs of labor, or to say "where's that baby!?". As if I wasn't impatient enough without feeling pressure and impatience from everyone else. I know exactly how you feel! Just stick to short answers, and then change the subject. You're so close!!!
Em, I hope your contractions continue and that you're holding your new baby very very soon!
I know I'm missing responding to people, I'm sorry! My brain is still kind of in a fog of new mommyhood. My little family is doing great, we were discharged from the hospital today, and are so happy to be home settling into a routine and just enjoying little Lily :) I'm healing pretty well, I had some tearing, but don't know (and honestly don't want to know) how many stitches I have. I'm still somewhat sore, and just listening to my body to try to let myself recover. My husband has been amazing with Lily, as well as with doing everything he can to make me comfy :) Lily is doing great with breastfeeding, and I think my milk is starting to come in, yay! Anyway, I'm thinking of you mamas waiting to go into labor! Good luck and labor dust! xo
Revolting - I nearly broke my phone in half during that 3 day induction. The amount of people sending me freaking useless texts asking what was happening... they ALL knew I was having a baby! How the hell did I have time to just stop and reply to EVERY one of their texts? Also, if I'd had the baby... I WOULD HAVE SAID ALREADY.
Ahem. Still a little cranky about that. :P
Em - wishing you your babe soon!
Dahlia - So excited for you, congrats! Lily is a BEAUTIFUL name!
AFM - pumping is freaking frustrating. I think it's some of the meds I'm on. I let them give Norah a little formula today because she's not bottle feeding, so I didn't mind - but she hates it! Haha. She loves the colostrum from the dropper, but totally makes faces and spits out the formula. I want to try latching again later, but she's going through this weird chomping on stuff stage... I'm a little scared. :P I will try tonight, she fell straight to sleep as soon as they handed her to me and was way too sleepy to try.