The "Progressing / Positive / Impending / I'm in Labor" Thread - Page 11
Today is my due date! I'm usually pretty chill about babies coming when they are ready, but I'm eyeing the castor oil. Lol. Cervix anterior now, baby is good position, head not way low but I don't care too much about that, , very mushy, about 3cm.
Anyone else taken oil before to start labor?
I guess add me to the prodromal/slow start labor camp. Spent a horrid night last night with intermittent contractions and lots and lots of pooping. So gross. Didn't go away with warm bath, couldn't fall asleep until 4 am. The by morning seemed fine again. Went to my various appointments today, and around 1:30 things started up again, probably every 20-30 min contractions that are fairly uncomfortable, but not anything like later labor contractions. It is very disheartening, with both of my other children, by the time this started up I was holding a baby 4-12 hours later. 40+3 today, so hopefully it will organize into something over the weekend. My in-laws are here helping with the kids, and we are expecting a storm Saturday night, so before then would be nice.
I cant believe we don't have a Friday the 13th baby! I had you in my thoughts, Kali i haven't done castor oil, but did give myself (ok, DH gave me) an enema last time. I lost my mucous plug but nothing else except poop all over the wall behind the toilet. And the most disgusting inside of a toilet I have ever seen. And I felt like dying for a few hours. Not worth it.
I spent the last 3 hours putting together a tv bench from Ikea, which is like spending 3 hours in purgatory. I told DH that if this doesn't put me into labour, nothing will! I'm actually not anxious to go into labour because I know how busy life will be afterwards. I can wait another week
The worst part is the taste. It is God awful. I have a hard time not throwing it up. I just found out that they do make capsules of it so if I had to I'd go that route. I've also heard it's better in peanut butter since that is naturally oily. Maybe make a milkshake with pb, vanilla ice cream, and the castor oil if you go that route.
And it never really worked. Cleared my system, had some contractions but once it was all the way through they stopped. My midwives were shocked it didn't work with DD2 because my cervix was very favorable.
Hmmm, we haven't heard from Lilac since this morning...fingers crossed that two Friday the 13th babies are making their way into the world!
Taryn, no judgement here. Hopefully having an end date will give you some peace.
Great Dinah! Hope to see great baby pictures from you soon. I think I need to find some funny movies to laugh at.
No action last night as I slept. Effacement before dilation? Great that all the cervical pain the last week was good for something. Today is the big Christmas program at church so I am going to take the stairs (which I haven't done the last couple times I actually went to church because frankly it is hard to climb them). I probably won't sit much, because it is so uncomfortable but I know I want to get out of the house and enjoy some great music and the Christmas message.
Not sure if I 'm the only one obsessively checking their TP? But this morning I had some chunkier, stingier cm, no pink, but makes me think its the start of the mucous plug Am I crazy!?