WOW. What great stories.
Sometimes when I'm going to the bathroom I just think, "I wonder if I push hard enough if the baby will come out..." It feels like the head is right there and I ought to be able to see it if I looked. I have to sit like a 400 pound cowboy with my legs in the splits practically to be comfortable.
I'm feeling like a fraud or something since I'm still pregnant. I KNOW when my last period was, so I can't believe I'm still pregnant. I must have ovulated very last in my cycle... I tried to figure it out and if I ovulated at the end of the cycle instead of the middle I might only be a week and a half late instead of three weeks, which would make me feel better.
I went to the ER yesterday (first mistake) because I hadn't felt the baby move in several hours and I just wanted someone to check the heartbeat and tell me s/he was okay. I ended up being hooked to that d*** NST machine from 4:30 until 8:00 at night, then sent for a 30 minute u/s, then hooked back up to the NST. The nurses didn't check on me at all and after 5 and ahalf hours I wasn't offered a drink or anything. I had to unhook myself to go to the bathroom around 9:15 and I refused to get back on the bed. No one noticed until 9:45 anyways.
I had to wait for the doctor to "make a decision" about whether or not they could release me (I would have walked out even if they had said no) for an hour and a half. Finally at 10 pm the doctor came in and told me everything was fine, but my fluid was a bit on the low side so they could either induce me or I could go home. Duh, I went home.
If I had known it was going to be like that I wouldn've left. I was tempted to leave as soon as the first nurse put the doppler on my belly and I heard the heartbeat to be like, "Thanks, bye." and just go.
And of course, within an hour of being there the baby started jumping around in there. Why couldn't s/he have done that earlier?!?!?!?! This kid is grounded for a month for that.
Anyways, when I went in I told them I was only a week late (using my ovulation calcuation) and they were fine with it. Of course they told me that if the baby didn't come by this weekend they'll have to induce me... They think they'll see me again... How amuzing.
Oh well. I'm still stuck in pointless, ineffective labor. Contrax are harder, but come and go in minutes. Walking doesn't start contrax but it pushes the baby so far down that I can't close my legs.
I'm going insane. I think next pregnancy I'll assume the baby will be 1-2 weeks late and just use that as my due date. I've been hiding out for almost 3 weeks now and I'm going crazy!
GET THIS KID OUT!!!!!!!