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Anyone else still pregnant?

post #1 of 34
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I can't be the only one here who hasn't delivered yet. I've had contractions every night for the last week that start around 1:30 am, get stronger, closer and then stop after 2 or 3 hours. Baby is still high and shows no signs of moving any time soon.

Meanwhile, I'm tired, cranky, itchy, and agitated. Maybe I should just move over to the Dec DDC now.
post #2 of 34
I'm still here, baby packed tightly inside. I'm working on borrowed time though....I go to the hospital on Monday to check baby's heartbeat and the amniotic fluid levels then we're going to talk induction. :

I had a doctor try a sweep on Monday morning but my cervix is still far back and not dialated. My midwife tried again the next evening but no dice then either. That had me depressed for a day. But not much we can really do at this point. My midwife gave me stronger homeopathic meds to help get things started and I've been taking those 3 times a day since Wednesday.

Red wine will be ingested on Saturday evening and then if still nothing the breastpump will be plugged in on Sunday.

Good luck getting labor started soon!
post #3 of 34
me
I'm exhausted, have contractions all the time......
My midwife is giving me until Sunday PLEASE send labor vibes my way!!!!
This baby HAS to come out soon!!! *sigh*
post #4 of 34
YES, and I don't wanna talk about it:





j/k, I am 40wk2 days now. I am so ready, but babe is not:
post #5 of 34
Still pregnant here tooo (#1), you are not alone, my "due date" was last week-end.
Just waiting... but not so patiently :-)
Got the knitting needles out again this week, it distracted me a bit.
The depressing part is not to go past the due date, is that I had somehow a feeling that it would be on the 24th, no clue why, just a feeling... Harder to take since no baby seems to want to show up today.
Hopefully baby decides to get out soon,
post #6 of 34
40 and 5 days here. Contractions started last night around 11pm then got intense 5-6 min apart around 6am. I had a cup of coffee and they stopped! I've had one or 2 an hour since then. I'm tired, my dh is jittery. And i need sleep...
post #7 of 34
Still hanging in there to. I'm 41 wks 4 days, baby is low but I'm only 1 cm . My midwife had me do a NST and ultrasound for fluid levels last Tues. (everything was fine). I was supposed to do the tests again today, but cancelled my appointment. I really don't want to be induced! I have contrax every evening for at least 3-4 hrs for the last 4 weeks and have been sleeping in the recliner every night for the last 2 weeks (pelvic pain sucks). I can't wait to be done with this pregnancy and hold my baby. Good luck to everyone, it really can't be much longer (at least thats what I keep telling myself).
post #8 of 34
Still pregnant here, much to everyones suprise since all the docs said I was unlikely to get to 35 weeks. Well I'm now 41, baby 1 docs 0

It is getting a bit old though, especially since induction options are pretty limited since this one will (hopefully) be a VBAC. I'm really hoping that things will start happening this weekend, I keep having painful contractions but they fizzle out again after a few hours.
post #9 of 34
Still pregnant here too! I'm 41 weeks 2 days, just waiting. They really can't stay in there forever can they?
post #10 of 34
My official due date is Saturday, so I'm not technically past that yet, but I'm ready! I've had some irregular contractions and cramping at night, but that's about it. OB says my cervix is soft but not dialated and since it's my first baby I will probably go a least 41 weeks...we shall see! Perhaps I should start lurking the Dec board.

Good luck all you ladies! It won't be long now, though it may seem like an eternity.
post #11 of 34
My EDD is the 29th and already the suspense is building. I'm so curious to know when this little girl will join us and how it will all play out. In the meantime, I did go for my tests today, but got out of going Monday. Maybe I won't have to go to any more at all???
post #12 of 34
40 weeks...5 days...*sigh*
post #13 of 34
due yesterday. 10 min apart contrax all day every day...this had BETTER be making me get ready for labor contax and not just strong/painful B-H. so impatient!!!!!!!!!! hang in there, ladies. it wont be long now...
post #14 of 34
I'm waiting too. I was due on Wednesday or Thanksgiving Day, depending on whose dates you believe. I tried to convince myself that this baby would not be likely to come early, but I guess I believe statistics too much. (I think that 2/3 of all 2nd and following pregnancies the baby comes before the due date.)

My BH went away for most of the last 6 weeks and only started up again occasionally in the last week or so. I've been having more BH the last couple of days, but only 1-2 ctx at most per day that are even remotely painful. My cervix is still way up there, so who knows what it is doing. I've refused checks when I see the OB because I really don't think anything is happening. I saw my OB for my 40 week check on Wednesday and I told him I didn't want to know because it would depress me. He said that it would be much better if he didn't check me, because he is bad at lying!

I'm lucky that I have a really laid-back OB who believes in women's abilities to give birth without messing with things. I switched to him at 6-7 months preggo with dd because I didn't like the answers I was getting from the OB I saw before. I went in on Wednesday for my 40 week check and don't have to go back until next Wednesday at 41 weeks! :-D With dd I had to go in twice a week after 40 weeks, but my OB said that he isn't worried now because dd and I both did fine and she was born 1 week past her due date. :-D And if I go past 41 weeks, I only have to go in every other day. (With dd they wanted me to come in every day. I'm much happier not having to drive there every day! lol )

I was getting really depressed about still being pregnant, but fortunately I'm getting over that. I've been working non-stop for at least 6 weeks (actually it's more like since late August or early September! : ) trying to get everything done that I want to have done before this baby comes.: I realized a couple of weeks ago that I wouldn't get everything done even if I go to 45 weeks! I'm not interested in being preggo that long!

Today we went to buy a dresser for dd and the new baby to share and pick up some things at Babies R Us that I couldn't find at closer stores. All of the baby clothes and things are washed and sorted neatly in rubbermaid bins (boy or gender-neutral and then the girl stuff). I will be so glad when we get the new dresser so I can get the bins out of my living room!

Now if I could just stop being so damn paranoid. I haven't been feeling the baby move much lately and it is freaking me out. : I've had a really paranoid feeling throughout most of this pregnancy.:
post #15 of 34
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Originally Posted by LaughingHyena View Post
It is getting a bit old though, especially since induction options are pretty limited since this one will (hopefully) be a VBAC. I'm really hoping that things will start happening this weekend, I keep having painful contractions but they fizzle out again after a few hours.
I'm with you on that one! I have to go to the hospital on Monday for tests to check the baby's heartbeat and the fluid levels and then on to see the doctor to discuss induction and section options. I've never gone into labor before even though this is my second pregnancy and I so desperately want to experience that. But not with induction techniques.

The amazing thing is that I sometimes forget I'm pregnant. : I have no idea how I manage that since I'm bloody well huge and getting around is no easy task.

Sending more labor vibes to y'all from Sweden.
post #16 of 34
I'm due Thursday. I lost my mucous plug yesterday!
post #17 of 34
My u/s based due date was November 13.. but the due date based on actual conception is tomorrow...

But my Dad is in from the other coast, and I've been having 2 am ctx almost every night - and they occassionally last HOURS. My m/w wanted me to do a NST last week, but I declined until my REAL due date (actual I didn't decline, just didn't make an appointment!)

But Tuesday, I think I'll get one done... I'm so ready!
post #18 of 34
I'm still going - according to the original estimate, today is my due date (I thought for sure it was 2 weeks ago)

Been having contractions on and off for two weeks now, though w/in the last 24 hours, they've gotten pretty strong in comparison. Maybe it's just wishful thinking. Baby's been in position for a REALLY long time (a couple of months) and I've been ready ....... come on baby, GET BORN! lol
post #19 of 34
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Originally Posted by sunshine*girl View Post
I'm with you on that one! I have to go to the hospital on Monday for tests to check the baby's heartbeat and the fluid levels and then on to see the doctor to discuss induction and section options. I've never gone into labor before even though this is my second pregnancy and I so desperately want to experience that. But not with induction techniques.

The amazing thing is that I sometimes forget I'm pregnant. : I have no idea how I manage that since I'm bloody well huge and getting around is no easy task.

Sending more labor vibes to y'all from Sweden.
I'll join you ladies as I'm going on 41 weeks tomorrow and a vbac mommy as well. I'm trying really really hard not to focus on "going into labor" as I know it's a distraction but it's so hard not to ya know. My patience with my twins is at an all time low, I have nothing to wear, no winter jacket b/c I refuse to spend money on one knowing I'll only use it for a week or so (I hope).

My body has never went into labor either as my twins were a scheduled c-section. Many many labors vibes to all us overdue mommies here!!!!
post #20 of 34
I'm 41 weeks tomorrow too! Due date was Nov. 19th...I went 41 weeks and 3 days with my first...if for some reason I go past that this time I will probably flip out.
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