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So who else is now past their due date?

post #1 of 31
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I'm 40 wk 3 days today. Have a midwife appt tomorrow & am seriously debating if I want to let her strip my membranes or not. DD1 was born at 41 wks exactly, but that was doing a castor oil induction.

Honestly, I think if everyone else in the world would just LEAVE ME ALONE I'd be doing OK. : MIL insists on writing these little "pep talks" and e-mailing them to me every day or so. My Mom (who we live next door to, btw) is calling daily to check in. My best friend called on Saturday & left a message saying that she was sitting there and suddenly had a "feeling" I was in labor so she decided to call to let me know she was thinking of me. And don't even get me going on how everyone is betting on which day she'll be born on, heigh, weight, etc. : I know they're all just excited & trying to be supportive but I really, truely wish everyone would bugger off until this kid decides to come out!

Holly
post #2 of 31
I'm also 40 weeks and 4 days, and really tired of the predictors of this arrival. I keep thinking, oh, these contractions are really going somewhere...but they don't. I sleep, and wake, and lounge and sleep and wake and lounge and walk here and there. And WAIT. I'm fed up with waiting. Really. My grandmother wasn't paast her due date for any of her 5 kids, my mom wasn't past for any of her 3 kids, my ds was a week early, but this one...bucking the trend. Not happy. Milk, baby, milk.
post #3 of 31
I am by one due date (the one we have been using) 41 weeks 1 day today. By the other I am 38 weeks 4 days....but I am having a NST and BPP today because we have been going by the first due date.: I don't answer the phone, I don't want to talk to anyone, well meaning or not, they all want to know "so you're just gonna have it when it comes?"...ummm...yeah, or "when is the baby gonna come?"...let me see, I have it marked here and just haven't told anyone. Or "you'd better hurry or it will be a 12 lb baby"....thanks.
post #4 of 31
Me, too. 40 wks two days. Everyone else seems more concerned about when I'll have the kid than I am. Yesterday, a friend showed me an acupressure point to induce labor. I have a doc. apt. tomorrow. He's doing a NST, and then he wants to induce on Friday. I'm going to tell him that I've decided to not induce (at least for a while). Not a conversation I'm looking forward to...I'm not good at confrontation!

Are we really the only ones left?
post #5 of 31
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Originally Posted by OldFashionedGirl View Post
Are we really the only ones left?
I bet we're not. There are probably a bunch of people still waiting on their due date so they're not replying.

Yeah, I remember seeing your post in the "who's still here" thread that your provider wanted to induce because he was going on vacation or something. : Good luck with that conversation!

Holly
post #6 of 31
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Yeah, I remember seeing your post in the "who's still here" thread that your provider wanted to induce because he was going on vacation or something. : Good luck with that conversation!

Holly
Yup, that'd be me. In his defense, it's a "conference" he's going to, which I guess is marginally better than vacation

I think I'm mostly sad that so many are having their babies b/c there's not much going on in here anymore. What am I supposed to do with my day, now?
post #7 of 31
I only have 1 person calling to check on me and it's annoying. I totally ignored her messages LAST WEEK and she kept calling. Finally my dh answered and then I HAD to talk to her. She said she was going to come by if she hadn't heard from me! She totally has a problem with time perception, I'm due Jan 31st for crying out loud!

Of course, the looks at church are worse as well as the face to face comments.

Now the funny part in this all is I'm technically 38wks 5 days today! Or 37 wks by the other date! But I am HUGE, so I get the questions and the comments.

I did expect to have this baby already. I have my babies in the 38th week usually. So, here I sit getting comments that I brought on myself b/c of my big mouth.

I swear if I go to 40wks he will NOT fit out and I'll just take myself to the hospital to demand a c/s and totally forget about hbing again. Shoot the local hospital would not even LET me VBAC, so it wouldn't be a choice if I set foot into the hospital.
post #8 of 31
40 weeks, 5 days here. Tirrrrred of being pregnant. I was so sure I was in labor yesterday... then then it petered out. Ugh. Baby, I want to hold you, already!
post #9 of 31
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40 weeks, 5 days here. Tirrrrred of being pregnant. I was so sure I was in labor yesterday... then then it petered out. Ugh. Baby, I want to hold you, already!
I also had labor yesterday for several hours 15- 20 minutes apart, no more and then fizzled. It was weird b/c my back ached and I could feel the contrax coming, but then it didn't.

Yes, I totally agree I WANT TO HOLD AND NURSE MY BABY!!! I WANT HIM IN MY ARMS IN THE MORNING!!! I WANT TO SIT IN OUR FAMILY BED WITH ALL OUR CHILDREN GAZING AT THEIR NEW BABY BROTHER AND LOVE THE MOMENT!!!

I'm just grumpy... I don't want to be grumpy anymore either.
post #10 of 31
Oh Electra. As a testament to how hormonal I actually am, your post made me cry. I'm sick of being grumpy, crampy, achy, and huge. I just wanna be a mama and hold my baby.
post #11 of 31
I cry when I see babies on TV! I get a lump in my throat all emotional...

And Sunday at church was almost more than I could take! A mom was nursing an older baby and he was murmuring and making those "HMM this is so good" noises!!! I wanted to giggle and go hug that mom for nursing in church like I do!!!

My dh was almost laughing when I looked at him...
post #12 of 31
Well, I'm not past my due date yet, but I'm still here. I'm due in 3 days, and I have this funny feeling that I'll be going past that date. I am having absolutely no signs of labor. How much I'd love to see some mucous or bloody show or have some contractions, but nothing. I'm getting tired of people asking how I'm doing, though I know they are only asking out of genuine concern. Physically I feel fine, but mentally I'm getting so tired of wondering and worrying how everything will turn out. I just want so badly to have this baby here and know she's okay and to have labor over and done with. Hurry and come baby!
post #13 of 31
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Originally Posted by Electra375 View Post
I'm just grumpy... I don't want to be grumpy anymore either.

That's me and today I've been a weepy mess on top of it. I cried and cried this afternoon for no reason. I'm hoping it's some kind of a sign that I've been an emotional wreck all day, but I'm having no other signs whatsoever.
post #14 of 31
41 weeks today here. I was so set against "messing with things". I was so dead set that I would just let baby come when it was ready. BUT black and blue cohosh is starting to sound pretty good right now.

EVERYONE is calling, "haven't you had that baby yet???" I feel like saying, "no, I'm holding it in just to aggravate YOU!" My favorite is being out in public and having a stranger ask when I'm due. The look on their faces when I say, "last Tuesday" is priceless . I've actually had people take a step back from me like I'm a bomb whose fuse has already burned out!!

Hang in there ladies, as frustrated as we all are, one thing's for sure......these babies ARE coming out eventually!
post #15 of 31
overdue, too--3 days past. but i have this sinking feeling that this little one plans to wait as long as possible. and its not the discomfort thats getting to me so much...and people haven't been bugging me too much either....but for me its the long blank days stretching ahead. i feel like we can't make any real plans...nor do i have a huge desire to go out. but just hanging out in the house with dd is starting to get to me. i need to just go somewhere...but honestly thats that last thing i feel like doing! i wish i could just curl up for the rest of this pregnancy with a book and have no worries or thoughts about anything else. but alas, thats not the way it is! hoping you all get to hold your babies soon soon soon!!
post #16 of 31
Not officially overdue until Thursday as tomorrow is the big DD. I had ctx starting at 23w5d and now she wants to stay in LOL I've had so many false alarms, I'll never believe it when I really go into labor! I'm happy being pregnant except I have NO energy for dealing with DS starting this AM. I have the date 1/27 stuck in my head so I keep telling myself to get to that and I'll have her, but after that comes and goes, well...we'll see how happy I am about still being pg!
post #17 of 31
My partner's due date is today and there have been no signs that our baby is ready to come out. She works and is enjoying having some time off but I suspect that the joy of that will be short lived. I am giving her a ritual footbath today in honor of the due date.
post #18 of 31
Yup, still here. 41 wks 3 days as of today. Had a long false labor 8 days ago, then bloody show for two days after that. Still no baby!

I am just so tired of being pregnant- I feel like I have postpartum depression without actually having had the baby yet! I cry and cry and am feeling more and more emotionally detached from this little one- it's a little scary. I know that everything will change when she (finally) makes her appearance, but for now it is just awful.

And I've tried plenty of things, too- cohosh, castor oil, and I have a toddler who is still a champion nurser. No luck. Nothing. Just disappointment.

Good luck to everyone waiting on their wee ones! One thing we DO know is that they have to come out eventually!!!
post #19 of 31
Add me. I'm 6 days past my due date now, with no sign of him coming anytime soon. He's dropped, so I can breathe again and no more heartburn! So, I'm okay with him hanging out a while longer. No plans to try and jumpstart things anytime soon.
post #20 of 31
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Well, I'm still here too. 40 + 5 now. Had an appt yesterday & let the midwife strip my membranes. It did NOTHING but give me soe really gloopy cervical fluid. No cramping, no spotting, nothing. I also gave the castor oil thing a go again (did it with DD1) and nothing from that either. So I'm offically throwing in the towel with the whole "inducing" thing & resigning myself to the fact that she's going to come when she's good and ready.

Holly
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