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~~Weekly Thread~~ MAY 2-MAY 9th!!

post #1 of 54
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****Our Babies are arriving!! How exciting!****


I have been having such practice labor all week- whew! And it feels like layers and layers of emtional and physical energy is pealing back and I am being prepared for the initiation of birthing... it really has been already quite a ride! I have been losing mucous plug all day, and after last night's full moon experience (OMG!) I know that we are on our way!

So, how are you? What are you experiencing??

xoxo,
post #2 of 54
im all over the place. slightly more centered and together. slightly more ready. I lost my plug forever ago it seems(more like a week maybe) Ive been having contractions all day. My hips today feel like some pulled on my legs like a wishbone. but there is still a fear settled deep inside my head. Im working on it. I keep telling myself Im ready. Im finishing my finals online just.in.case. I feel heavy inside and low. I feel off and out of it slightly. who knows?
post #3 of 54
/rant on
I am depressed and frustrated and in pain. It has nothing to do with trusting my body, and everything to do with the fact that I cant sleep, I cant play and hug my girls like normal, the freaking contractions come and stay for hours on end and then go away when I start thinking 'well maybe...' and I am definitely not a 'wuss' these are contractions that make me stop and wince. My ass hurts, my back hurts, my feet hurts (or hurted..which would be worse english - I'll use it ) , and I am puffy.

I know labor day is imminent because I am in a sour mood. So look forward to my birth story on Friday
post #4 of 54
I am anxious, and I have a list of 18 things I NEED to do (holy nesting, Batman!)
I really need to settle down because with my luck this kid isn't going to show up anytime soon. I have to work Thursday to Sunday and I am honestly hoping that all the running around (I waitress) will bring on labor. I don't even care if I have to check out in the middle of my shift at this point. Bring it on!
post #5 of 54
Yay! My last final was today. I am officially just a pregnant SAHM again. Ahhhhhhhh. The relief. Now if my back didn't hurt

Ok, with all the birth announcements and labor watches. . .it's crazy around here. I've never had to venture to page two of our subforum to see new posts before.
post #6 of 54
I've been hoping and thinking for months that I will go into labor on the full moon. I am 39 weeks today. We'll see. I'm trying not to get my hopes up. It seams like its effecting the mommas today though!
post #7 of 54
one minute i feel completely ready to go into labor & the next minute i'm an anxious mess. i usually get more anxious in the evenings when i'm tired & the thought of laboring seems an impossibility.
post #8 of 54
I officially finished everything for my dissertation yesterday and had a small party and half a glass of organic wine. I am feeling so good about being done!

It is exciting to see everyone starting, although I imagine it will be at least a few weeks for me
post #9 of 54
My midwife also told me to drink a half a glass of wine to relax... I can't drink wine, can I drink beer instead for the same effect? What do you think? I've been drinking a sip or two of beer here and there anyways, but there's isn't something in particular about wine is there? It's just the alcohol?
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Originally Posted by kdtmom2be View Post
My midwife also told me to drink a half a glass of wine to relax... I can't drink wine, can I drink beer instead for the same effect? What do you think? I've been drinking a sip or two of beer here and there anyways, but there's isn't something in particular about wine is there? It's just the alcohol?
I don't see why not. I quit drinking wine because it aggrevates my heartburn, so I'll drink a half a beer instead. Make sure it's a good one. I cannot wait to drink a whole beer or 2!!!
post #11 of 54
I drank a beer during labor with dd1. I promptly threw it up. I hate beer.
post #12 of 54
Ooh, beer... ...I so miss Guinness.
post #13 of 54
Mmmm, Guinness.

the beer I love so much I named my firstborn after it! (seriously!)

I'm hanging in there. Lots of contraction action today, but nothing labory yet. We'll see what happens after the children go to bed tonight. My mom and sister, who are my kids' support/distraction people for labor, have traveled out of state for my uncle's funeral, which I am very sad to be missing. I would like to meet our baby soon, but I would also like for them to be here. We'll see what the baby would like.

On a totally different note, I actually talked both of my professors into giving my finals early, so I took one yesterday and I'm taking the other tomorrow. Frankly, I don't care at all how I did this semester. I am done with it, and I will never ever ever go to school in a third trimester of a pregnancy again. That should be easy since this is my last pregnancy . I think I will likely need to take college algebra a second time to get the A that I need/want.

I am a big old cranky b!tch these days. And I've been on crying jags. The last few weeks have been a total emotional roller coaster with everything that has been going on. I'm waiting for the catharsis to kick in. My poor children - I don't think they've ever heard me grumble as much as they have the last few days. I'm getting a massage and going to yoga tomorrow and hopefully that will improve the mood some.

Ina May Gaskin will be speaking at a local midwifery conference this weekend. I didn't pre-register because of the impending child, but now it looks like I probably could have gone. I might just go and pay at the door or something. How cool would that be, to start labor in the same room as Ina May (as well as all the other sweet sweet midwives who will be there)??!!
post #14 of 54
Totally want a glass of wine! I went to bed early last night. I was soooo tired. I have a sinus infection that is hurting my teeth too! I just can't wait to be well so I can be ready to birth this baby. I doubt that Mother Nature will be so creul to have me go into labour while fighting this! Good news is I'm on the end of it.
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I think my baby dropped!

I'm really excited about this. For the past three days I thought I was having contractions, and maybe I was (really mild ones?) but I think the majority of the pressure is because the baby "dropped" like they say in the Pregnancy books. I was stressing over it for the past few days (see my response to the 4 am post started by LizzyQ!), and then FINALLY tonight we were getting dressed to go to our childbirth class and I tied my own shoes!!! I haven't been able to do that in weeks because there's always been a baby bum firmly implanted in the right side of my rib cage preventing me from bending over.

Now it is still sort of uncomfortable, but at least it's a different uncomfortable. And it totally fits with my textbook pregnancy so far--baby dropping 2 weeks before EDD. So we'll see. But I have NO idea how I am supposed to concentrate, now I'm sooooooooooo excited!

I am not sure why they say wine, not beer, Kristen but if I were you I'd ask my MW. It's gonna be so warm this weekend here, a nice cold beer would be great if you're still (hopefully not, though) waiting!
post #16 of 54
Last pg I was drinking either beer or wine occasionally by this late. This pg, last time I checked, the smell of wine still makes me want to retch. I'm going by my body signals.

Had my 38 wk appt today. MW checked the cervix at a "soft" 1 cm. No surprise to me, dd wasn't born til 41+ and I suspect this one will be similar. I have so much to do yet, I don't feel in a hurry. yesterday dh and I both spent much of the day cleaning house, finally got some organizing and cleaning done in the nursery, but need to do so much more!
post #17 of 54
I was so hoping that today would be my day. Nothing yet. Nothing at all. Just a huge psycho nesting mama on the loose...look out! I swear, I'm in a crazy mood today. I did all the laundry, and then cooked a huge dinner, organized dd's and new babes clothes in the closet, then I cleaned the kitchen for the third time this week. Now my back hurts so bad and I'm in such a cranky mood. All I wanted to do was log on to MDC and see who went into labor without me today. So here I am, feeling pitiful and hoping to goddess I don't go 2 1/2 weeks overdue like I did with dd.
post #18 of 54
i've been sleeping less and less and feeling REALLY restless energy the past 2 nights at 11pm when i usually zonk out around 10. it is wierd. and i'm waking up at 5 or 6 when usually it takes the alarm several times to get me roused by 7:30.

i'm feeling more and more 'May' than june lately. i actually got some baby things out this morning to pack a bag for baby and am washing some comfy jammies for my own hospital bag. time to get organized i guess

my bummer is my netherparts. i managed to give myself a *really* painful 'roid 2 days ago. i think that is why i can't sleep....it is really so uncomfortable. all i can think about is going into labor with the rear end pain on top of the labor pain so i am just praying it will get better. i never had hemmhoroids (and i can't spell them) until i pushed out ds1. but they are plaguing me at the end of this pregnancy and i am so scared of getting really bad ones during pushing again this time sooo painful. they hurt far more than all the vaginal stitches i had. and they are not something you can really talk about in real life so i am venting my owies on the net to you other pregnant ladies that may commiserate :
post #19 of 54
Patiently waiting. Loving the contractions but I wish it would get on with it already. I want to meet this baby! As long as I don't run, I'm good. Made the mistake of racing DS two days ago and boy was I sore after that! I sprouted one tiny stretch mark. I'm kind of happy about it.

Mmmm beer.
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I sprouted one tiny stretch mark. I'm kind of happy about it.
You are a sick sick woman....
When I finally get pics up I'll put one up of my stretch marks. DH says they are "cute". harumph! They look like a topographical map, elevation marks and rivers included.
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