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post #1 of 53
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How is everyone? How many weeks are you and what's been going on? Whinging is very welcome and greatly understood!

I'm currently 39 + 3, my guess date is just around the corner on Wednesday. My BH are so strong lately that they rival pre labour with #1! Baby has suddenly become active again (ouch!) each time he moves more than a fraction it sets of some serious BH ( I have an irritable uterus)and I'm feeling very nesty but trying to take it easy because I have a wedding to go to tomorrow.
I haven't yet had an internal so I have no idea what my bits are up to but have my 40 week check up on Tuesday.
My nerves are starting to get to me and I'm needing to remind myself to trust my body blah blah.
I'm not generally one for suprises so the anticipation of when it's all going to happen and what we'll do with the kids etc is getting a bit much also! I really must practice some relaxation techniques!!

So,.... how are you?
post #2 of 53
i'll be 39 weeks tomorrow, and boy has this past week been tough! ramdomly i'll get burst of energy and get a few things done, then i'm exhausted for the rest of the day. yesterday i stayed home from work, went for a walk, cleaned up a bit around the house and then pretty much relaxed and read for the rest of the day.

this past wed. and early thurs. i passed my mucous plug. besides that i've been feeling very, very achey and sore. guess i'm just in the wait and see mode.

come on baby!
post #3 of 53
Glad to see that others are approaching the big day. Atljenny, I think I may have passed a bit of my plug yesterday. It's exciting, but not, KWIM? With DS2 my water broke at home and my plug went along with it. It was disappointing for me to find out that labour can still take a while after the plug is gone. And I've only lost the smallest amount of it. Darn

I'm 38+5 and it's contraction central around here. Nothing regular that lasts for more than a couple of hours. However, the BH are getting stronger and have started to wrap around to my back more often than not. It's so hard to stay patient. I write (complain) about it on my blog quite a bit, and try to throw in some humour for good measure. If I can make it funny it doesn't make me want to cry as much

I've been 2cm with a soft, posterior cervix for the last two weeks. I had a lot more discharge this week so maybe I've dilated a bit more. Who knows? We'll find out at my 39 week appointment on Monday.

Oh, and I was officially approved for a VBAC at the hospital. Horray! A midwife wasn't an option around here, so we've made due with what's available. The chief OB at the hospital was very impressed that I birthed a 10lb 6oz baby vaginally before (I should introduce him to some of the MDC mamas who've birthed bigger!) and feels I can do it again. However, they won't use pitocin or anything to augment the labour due to the increased risk of placental abruption, so I either go completely au naturel or we start talking cesarean. I hate pitocin anyway - it does bad, bad things to my body. However, when I go into the hospital I want to be in very active labour and nearly ready to push so we don't start looking at surgery. *crossing fingers*

That's it here! Let's hope those of us near the end go this weekend
post #4 of 53
Amanda,

Congrats on being approved for your VBAC! That rocks!
post #5 of 53
Amanda, that is so awesome. and going in late in labor will help you avoid the interventions. Good luck!!!
post #6 of 53
congrats amanda!

i'm 36w5d. still have my plug, bh are getting more frequent but i don't have them a lot - mostly i've just got that way uncomfortable thing going on. and suddenly dh is a bigger bed hog than before, so that stinks
post #7 of 53
Congrats Amanda, that is awesome!!!!

I am doing good Having a hard time walking lately. But can't complain too much, have had pretty much a painless pregnancy. Sleep is getting to be annoying. I can't get comfy in any position, especially on my sides cause it hurts my hips. Getting out of bed sucks. I still don't really get all *that* many BHs. Not compared to baby #3. I get a few a day I guess. Still have my plug, but I have never seen it with any baby yet. Really not too much is different besides me just "feeling" different and it getting uncomfy to walk much.

Not too much longer everyone!
Crystal
post #8 of 53
I am 36 weeks +3 days everything is going well it i keep getting a sharp pain on my bladder i guess it is just the baby pushing around to make more room , but my midwife says everything is fine and the babys head is down and ready so i dont think i am going to make it all the way to my due date which is oct 27.

rachel
post #9 of 53
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Originally Posted by koala3ers View Post
...but my midwife says everything is fine and the babys head is down and ready so i dont think i am going to make it all the way to my due date which is oct 27.

i keep on getting the same comment from everyone...they don't think i'll make it all the way to my due date....i'm due october 20th, supposedly.....

the babe is heads down, i'm right around 36 weeks or so.....and everything looks good.....

and i'm going to go through with my homebirth!!!
post #10 of 53
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Originally Posted by koala3ers View Post
I am 36 weeks +3 days everything is going well it i keep getting a sharp pain on my bladder i guess it is just the baby pushing around to make more room , but my midwife says everything is fine and the babys head is down and ready so i dont think i am going to make it all the way to my due date which is oct 27.

rachel
I said the same thing when I was pregnant with my first! At 32 weeks I dropped, engaged, lost some mucous plug, dilated a bit and started contracting regularly.
I went to 41 weeks.

With my second I dropped/engaged/blahblah 5-6 weeks before birth.

With my third? Nada!
post #11 of 53
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Originally Posted by littleteapot View Post
I said the same thing when I was pregnant with my first! At 32 weeks I dropped, engaged, lost some mucous plug, dilated a bit and started contracting regularly.
I went to 41 weeks.

With my second I dropped/engaged/blahblah 5-6 weeks before birth.

With my third? Nada!

Yep , with my last baby I went to one day shy of 43wks. And I was engaged for a while before I had her and was having constant contractions that would have me in tears since 36wks.
post #12 of 53
I'm getting regular contractions every night, generally 8-10 minutes apart, for hours at a time! Except they never get closer together, but they do get more intense. They generally leave just after I lay down in bed, or if I get up off the couch! :
This has been going on 2+ weeks now.
I'm overdue by any way I spin my dates, so I'm just waiting.

My daughter was 41.1 and my son was 34 weeks. I was sure this baby wouldn't go too far overdue, but in order for that to be true I'd have to have her like... today!
post #13 of 53
36 weeks, 4 days here. After some weird few weeks around 34 and 35 weeks where I felt extremely tired, crampy and strange...I've been sleeping more and feeling kind of better. I thought for a while I would go at 37 weeks, but now I feel like I'll go to 40 weeks...eeks. It's probably also because my midwife is gone next week so I'm sending calming messages to my uterus.

Not much else to report...
post #14 of 53
aw! I so feel for y'all. It seems like so long ago that I was pregnant...and Anna's only 19 days old. Man, time flies...

We are doing pretty good...Anna is gaining weight rapidly now...she's actually outgrowing some diapers & clothes already! Her little cheeks are fat & she has a double chin! She is still "needy"...I've totally adjusted, though...I just carry her around constantly...she's blissfully content if she's in-arms. She is doing better at night...only waking 3 times most nights to be changed, fed, burped & goes right back to sleep.
Here's a couple pics from a few days ago...
I'm just linking to my FS album...there's a pic at the beginning & at the end of her PICS LMK if it still doesn't work
post #15 of 53
BCMama...the links aren't working You are very blessed...I can't wait to have this little guy safe in my arms.

I'm 39w4d here...and VERY impatient with the incessant itching. The CNMs called me back today with the bile acids that were in the normal range (I want to see the results for myself though). BUT I can't help feeling awful with knowing I'm itching for a reason and what's happening to the babe? I would feel so much better if he was out. Liver panel was great as well so no induction.

Hoping and praying he comes SOON.
post #16 of 53
I'm just shy of 38 weeks.Doing well.Been cleaning like a mad woman,taking care of my kiddos and not sleeping a wink.I'm a bit grumpy because of that part of it.Lots of cramping and contrax but that is normal for me.I'm not getting any internals but i am sure i am dilated to some degree.Just waiting now...
post #17 of 53
I've been nesting hard-core lately too. I cleaned out the pantry, fridge, did a full-out top to bottom house cleaning, got old baby stuff out of the basement and cleaned them, and washed a ton of baby clothes and articles.

Starlein and I are about the same due date - I'm 36 weeks 4 days and due the 25th. Baby dropped last Sunday - and she is head down and anterior Yay! I have no reason to think she'll come early. My son was head down and engaged a few weeks before he was born - and he was born at 41w1d.

Glad to hear you are all doing well!
post #18 of 53
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Originally Posted by bertrandsgirl View Post
Starlein and I are about the same due date - I'm 36 weeks 4 days and due the 25th.
Oh yeah...duh, so that makes me 36 weeks 5 days...like it really matters...
post #19 of 53
Excellent on the vbac!

BCmamaof6, it's hard to believe your baby is already 19 days old!

I started having some good ctx yesterday morning. I was pretty sure that it wasn't "it", but it was intense enough that I called dh to come home and take care of the boys for me. We had a little dress rehearsal. I figured that dh wouldn't mind an excuse to leave work early on a Friday afternoon, and even if they don't lead to anything, ctx like that are still hard to get through when you have to make lunch!

Anyway, they stopped after about 11 hours. Thankfully they became less intense in the afternoon. They started back up some this afternoon, but I'm not impressed.

By my best guess I'm about 42 weeks. My second went to 43 weeks, but I am prepared that it could be longer yet. Don't want to get my hopes up...I'll take it whenever it comes.

I've been hard-core nesting lately, though I wear out easily like atljenny47 was saying.

Soon soon soon, y'all...We'll have our babies soon!
post #20 of 53
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Originally Posted by littleteapot View Post
I was sure this baby wouldn't go too far overdue, but in order for that to be true I'd have to have her like... today!
Well what are you waiting for???? :
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