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post #41 of 75
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Originally Posted by eminer
Anyone else getting superstitious?
YES!

I've been thinking things like "maybe Spike is waiting on me to actually open up the carseat and put the canopy on" or "maybe Spike was waiting until dh replaced the outlets & outlet covers in the room." :LOL

But now I have run out of those things...
post #42 of 75
Oh i feel for you poor mama's.Soon though,soon...

Things are well here.Stella just keeps getting cuter and cuter.She finally fits into her dipes and she is still sleeping well.I just her.I can't stop staring at her.

I heard from my midwife that Bubbles had her baby boy the other day!I will let her tell the details but i guess there was a placenta issue and she ended up in the hospital.Another MArch babe!Hope you get well quickly mama~
post #43 of 75
I thought maybe this baby was waiting until my mom got here... A WEEK AGO!!

No such luck!
:LOL
post #44 of 75
OK for the professionals:

On a scale from 1-10, 1 or 2 being menstrual cramps, how would you compare these prelabor contractions to real labor contractions? I haven't had any of those stop-you-in-your-tracks-type contractions yet, but they definitely hurt. I am starting to get a little nervous about what is coming down the pike. They feel like someone is stabbing me in the rear and then they radiate into general crampiness in the lower back. (Sorry if too graphic a description)
post #45 of 75
Don't mean to add to your stress mommyto2 but...

I may go soon too! Now watch me jinx it and go late :LOL

But...I decided to do a "curiosity check" today at my backup midwife's and I'm 90% effaced and 1 cm dilated. I know that it basically means nothing since some women walk around at 3 cm for 2 weeks but I've been having contractions every night this week starting around sundown and some of them have been interestingly intense. I guess now I just have to wait for the night when they don't stop when I lay down for the night...

I've noticed some snotty looking mucus too so maybe I'm losing my plug slowly???

Our midwives may be literally running from house to house soon! And it's the new moon tonight.....

at this point I'm so relaxed and cool about this baby being born (just finished midterms! yay!) I love pregnancy hormones- I've never felt so good in my life! he can come whenever he wants...

Good luck to everyone and all the new babies! It's getting so close I feel like a little kid at Christmas!!!
post #46 of 75
Oy vey. Yesterday was hard.

Owen was super fussy. I think it was the broccoli I ate for dinner two days ago. I love broccoli (esp. cream of broc soup!) I will miss it, but I'd gladly give it up to avoid another day like that.

The most annoying thing (for both of us, I'm sure) was wen he went to eat, he would have my nipple in his mouth, but he'd never close his lips! He knew it was there, I have no idea what was going on. He fussed so much yesterday that he fell asleep at the breast at both feedings last night. And nothing - not even the dreaded diaper change that normally sends him into fits - would wake him. Well, he wouldn't wake until 20 minutes later when he got hungry again.

And now that I have countertops in the kitchen, DH purchased wood to redo the living room/dining room floors! Who is this crazy remodler and where is the man I married? And when will it ever END??

I'm sure it doesn't feel like it, but waiting to see who goes next is exciting. Too bad it has to be stresful while you're in the midst of the waiting!

I think Owen's umbilical stump will falll off today. Its barely hanging on there. That kind of makes me sad; he's growing up already!
post #47 of 75
Poor Owen, and poor you, Christine!

I'm now spreading my nesting to the due-date list, ladies. :LOL I put an asterisk in front of people whom I can't remember having seen post in a long time (long being relative, but I think mostly that means 'not during 2005'). I don't want to delete people off the list unnecessarily, but of course we can add them (& their babies!) back on later, and it would be helpful to see who we're waiting on, esp. later in the month. So if your name has an asterisk and you're reading this, can you drop me a PM and/or post on here?

Disclaimer: It's also entirely possible that I am either crazy , or that I simply screwed up while typing, so if you have an asterisk and you know it shouldn't be there, please don't take offense!
post #48 of 75
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post #49 of 75
Morning ladies!

I didnt sleep well last night- I think the baby was moving down lower, yet again! I was in tears this morning in pain- and I guess because I was so tired. DH rubbed me all over and that felt better and then we took a shower- he asked me if I had tired to feel the baby with a cervical check, but I cant find anything- I have very small hands. So I tried again in the shower and so did he but nothing. So we got out and he tired in the bed and he felt the baby!!! I was so excited. He said he could feel the whole head and that the baby was moving He said he could not feel my cervix but then again we have little idea what that feels like anyhow! He said he could feel seperation between me and the baby- and I was thinking it was perhaps my cervix but then I asked him if it felt like the waters bag- he said I was getting too techie with him :LOL So... we did some loving and I got some "meds" Maybe that will get things moving. It was pertty funny- after he was feeling for the baby the baby shifted all the way to the left side, it was like he was trying to crawl around to my back- my tummy looked so funny. I had some cramps after he felt but seem to feel okay now. DD also decided not to go to bed until 1:30 last night so that I am sure didnt help with my emotions this morning.

DD has been wanting to lay on me- very weird, because she is not a super touchy feely type of kid. And this just started yesterday- DH says she knows the baby is coming- just like how the animals start acting weird. She really doesnt want anything lovey with her dad, just me.

My 3 year old niece keeps calling me and saying "do I have a NEW cousin yet?" it is pretty cute!

Okay- about what my grandma said about me "being so skiny" I put my coat on yesterday and I can still zip it up! It is just a normal coat- fits me fine when I am not pregnant- What kind of 40 week pregnant woman can zip her coat up all the way??? I have never been the one that people say "wow you are skiny" I have always had a few pounds... So this is so odd to me. Anyway, I have to go- DD just found the food junk drawer in the office and is crying because she wants in it....
post #50 of 75
Hey there!

40 weeks 3 days here. I think I am having contractions this morning. Very crampy since 5 am, though not regular. We'll see if anything comes of it...

I got my Valentine's day photo shoot pics back from my friend (a professional). They're pretty good. I wish I had a scanner to share. My favorites are shots in the snow wearing my long, blue velvet, hooded robe from my wedding.

I feel for those of you having lots of pre-labor. I may have just joined the club. Glad that doesn't include you anymore, polihaupt! Sounds like you were getting a little fed up.

Thanks for keeping the list tidy, Kash.

I agree, its nice you new mamas are sticking around here.

Well, I had more to say, but I lost a post for the first time and can't remember what all I wrote...
post #51 of 75
Patchfire - If you want to add to the list, you can add me (although I don't post too often - I will post a birth story). EDD was 3/3 and it's a surprise
post #52 of 75
Me, too -- 3/7 and a surprise.
post #53 of 75
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Originally Posted by aquarianmom
OK for the professionals:

On a scale from 1-10, 1 or 2 being menstrual cramps, how would you compare these prelabor contractions to real labor contractions? I haven't had any of those stop-you-in-your-tracks-type contractions yet, but they definitely hurt. I am starting to get a little nervous about what is coming down the pike. They feel like someone is stabbing me in the rear and then they radiate into general crampiness in the lower back. (Sorry if too graphic a description)

Ok I have to say that in all of my labors I never really had the stop you in your tracks, can't breath/talk thru them type contractions. Except transition. Those I would have to stop for.

So on a 1-10 pain scale for my prelabor I'd say a 2...maybe a 3 if I am also getting cervical pressure with the ctrx. When I was in active labor with my last I don't think I would have rated my pain above a 5 or 6 until transition. But everyone experiences the labor "pain" differently.

To me its not so much pain as it is work and that is how I like to think of it. If I start thinking pain then I will feel pain and thats not a cycle I am so inclined to get into. But the pre-labour stuff is a major pain in the butt
post #54 of 75
You all were talking about superstitiousness...well, I am sure I have been as superstitious as anyone. I keep thinking "as soon as I....", I will go into labor. And, for whatever reason, I never do the thing that I think will send me into labor. So, I've been trying to think about why that is. Am I not really ready? As this was not a planned pregnancy, I've spent much of the time in denial or simply too overwhelmed with taking care of a toddler to reflect much on what is happening to my body and how our lives will change. But, that being said, I am headed upstairs to do the one thing that I thought would bring the baby on his/her way...I knitted a blanket that I finished just after Christmas, but have yet to do the actual finishing work on it. I am really pleased with it and intend to take it with me to the hospital for the babe. I figure the little one is waiting for the blanket to be finished before arriving. So, off to scratch that one off my list. Other than that, I have still have a list of 5-10 things that should be done before the baby comes, but are not essential. I plan on whittling away at that list this weekend. Oh, and I finally bought some EPO and began taking it (that was another one on my list of "if I go do this, then I will go into labor" things).

I have been getting inspired by all the recent births, now if only my cervix and uterus would be just as inspired.... Ds was born at 38 wks and now I am 38w2d. I know that is not that far along, especially compared to some, but I was sure I'd have this one in my arms by now. Ds has been clingier than normal and I think he senses it is imminent or at least very near.

OK, blanket beckons...
post #55 of 75
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Originally Posted by mamadaisy
Ds has been clingier than normal and I think he senses it is imminent or at least very near.
Hmmm, maybe that's what is going on with my dd. Yesterday and last night she seemed to want us to be together all the time, and was very emotional about it. At one point, I told her to stop twiddling (a normal request, for us) and she burst into tears! Then today, out of the blue, she started saying that she wanted my big belly to go away (something she has never mentioned before, and for which I can't think of an obvious explanation, since she has no trouble nursing/sitting/hugging around it). I hope dd is onto something. :-)
post #56 of 75
Hey mamas- I have a second as DH is on the phone! My back has been hurting me all day- and I know this baby moved more down last night.... So now we are in the waiting game- DH still thinks another 3 weeks..... Whatever!

My DD has also been very attached to me- even today she was hanging on my leg, something she has never done, and very emotional. She also keeps laying on me- not sure why- DH thinks she knows something is up.

Okay off to feed the family
post #57 of 75
jeanniebug, thanks for your thoughts about contractions. I guess I will know soon enough.

As for being superstitious, there are still a few things on my list that I figured I would never get done but HAVE it's freaky to be so..prepared, not really my style. I am the stay up all night to write a term paper kinda gal. Like mending projects and organizing my spice rack: done. Believe it or not I've even cleaned out the sock drawer and the medicine cabinet. The baby stuff has been ready for weeks and I've even folded the tiny little socks.
The only thing we haven't done yet, and it's a very important thing, is find a name for this child!!! No wonder he or she isn't coming yet--Geez, mom and dad thanks a lot you don't even have a name!?

Today I was on my bed feeling my belly and a little hand poked out on the side. I was just having a little chat with the baby and feeling the little hand. When I moved my hand away, the hand reached out again, as though he was reaching for me!!! Melt...
post #58 of 75
Just a note as I am typing one handed with my sleeping BABY in my arms!!!! I had him at 136 am on March 8th. He was 8lbs ans 13 oz. 22inches long. Lots of black hair. I unlike some of you brave girls, had a hospital delivery, and due to some unbearable tailbone pain (felt like someone reached through my butt and grabbed it and pointed it at my head) I ended up with an epidural just to be able to concentrate on contractions. But I pushed for less than an hour, and out he popped, no tearing or anything. I got scared he would never come out when I could feel his head stretching and burning me, and it felt like 5 feet of telephone cord came out of me when the shoulders popped out! He is a crazy nurser, wants to sleep with the darn thing in his mouth!!!!! We even resorted to dreaded paci, but he gets madd at it cause I guess he likes a constant nibble. So his hands are becoming his second favorite friend. Only likes to sleep by mama or dad though. I will attach pics soon and more info.

WELCOME TO THE WORLD LOGAN TRAVELER !!!!!
post #59 of 75
Congratulations!!! :
post #60 of 75
Just a quick note here too, as I am having surges every 9 or 10 minutes! Been going all day but got regular just before dinner. Hoping to get some sleep tonight and have a baby tomorrow, but who knows...

Welcome Logan and congrats Autumn!!! Hope you are resting well. Sure sounds like you're enjoying your sweet boy.

Aquarianmom, we don't have a name either! Well, we're pretty sure on one of two boys names, but have gone over way too many girls and not struck on anything in particular. Hopefully if its a she, she'll give us some hints.

It's so exciting around here. I love having you all to share with. If I don't check in tomorrow...

Shannon
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