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post #1 of 118
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So here we are, coming up on the second week in June. I wonder how many babies this week will bring. Today is my official "due date" based on my date of conception. Babe is still not in my pelvis, I'm not sure what he's up to in there. Today is my "Murphy's Law" day to go into labor. My mom (who is supposed to watch DS during labor) is having a jewelery party and my sister (who is coming over to help during labor) will be at the party and several of her friends are invited. Neither of them can leave the party. DS was born on the Murphy's Law day when we got 27" of snow. It would be funny if I went into labor today and very ironic.

So how is everyone feeling this fine Monday morning? Ready for another week? :
post #2 of 118
Thread Starter 
HA! Right after I posted this I went to use the bathroom and BAM! HUGE blob of red blood on the toilet paper. Murphy's law it is. I'm laughing so hard. My babies have a sense of humor!
post #3 of 118
I am not due until June 27th, but I have been getting so excited reading everyone's threads about their births, early labor, etc. I am praying that today is NOT my Murphy's Law day (besides the fact that I'm only 36.5 weeks) b/c we are disobeying the rule of not leaving the city and going to Bethelam, PA for a funeral of a dear friend. He was 34 and had a heart attack and died instantly on Thursday afternoon. No prior health problems, vegetarian, active...He was our downstairs neighbor in our brownstone and we're all just shocked. His wife is now a 32 year old widow. Watching her mourn has been devestating...: It's been a really rough few days.

Our midwives gave us clearance to go. I am hoping nothing will happen with me and labor. I'm not ready to have a baby in another state, or today, on the day of my friend's funeral, for that matter.

Birth and death really are so close to each other in the circle of life...
post #4 of 118
Good luck, Jilian! That's funny, and yet not funny. Hope you can get someone to watch DS if today is the day.

I need some serious head-down vibes, and fast, please!!! After our celebration last week about switching to a homebirth, we have now just discovered that baby is breech:. I've started doing several things on the list of things to make her turn and am hoping for an acupuncture appt. today. Not sure I want to try external version, though. Tomorrow is 37 weeks. Trying to stay calm and relaxed--and trying to shake my fear of history repeating itself, because I was a breech baby and the first of four c-sections for my mom.
post #5 of 118
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Originally Posted by loriu View Post
Birth and death really are so close to each other in the circle of life...
Yup, they are. I'm sorry to hear about your friend. My mom who was going to watch the girls while I had this baby just climbed onto a plane to go to my grandpa's funeral. How I wish I was climbing on that plane with her. It's so hard to not get to see my family and say goodbye to Grandpa. But at the same time the whole family is looking forward to our new arrival who will hopefully make an appearance soon.

Good luck Jilian. How exciting!!!!

No signs of anything at all happening here. I'd love a Murphy's law baby. Any baby would be nice at this point. Sigh. I'm calling the birth center today and seeing if I can either skip my 39 week appt or if I can switch to the midwife I know. I don't know if you remember, but one of my two midwives left on June 1st and there is a new midwife replacing her. Ugh. I have a bunch of questions that I really, really don't want to have to ask a stranger and my appt is with the new midwife.

Thinking ELV for everyone who wants them. Can't wait to see what the second week in June brings for our DDC!!
post #6 of 118
Thread Starter 
Loriu: I'm so sorry for your loss, that is so tragic My thoughts are with you and his family.

Charity: Sending head down vibes your way. Did you see the breech thread a while back? I had success turning this baby by sitting in a warm tub of water and placing an ice pack where his head was. He traveled down toward the warmth and away from the cold.

I'm *trying* not to get too excited (but secretly getting excited) I just lost a whole lot of mucous plug and a little more blood. At least something is going on on there! Maybe he knows that today is his due date.
post #7 of 118
I guess I need a Murphy's Law day, too. I actually had two days where my midwife was out of town, and then my mom was out of town over this past weekend (we have her for backup for DS in case it's too much for me to have him home during my labor) and those have come and gone.

Jilian, at least with the bloody show/mucus you know it means your cervix is doing something even if you aren't going into labor right away. Exciting!

Last week I was feeling like I was on the edge of labor, and suddenly I woke up today and I'm feeling like it's gonna be a while.

I re-read Ina May for the milliionth time last night, and made a list of positive birth affirmations. I was having some doubts yesterday about getting through labor, and I think I just needed that. I just need to remind myself not to fight it!
post #8 of 118
Heyla!

I posted in the other thread cause I'm totally out of it in terms of the date! :LOL

I did indeed catch the tummy bug and am slowly pulling back out...explosive nauseau with giant belly = bad idea. I've pulled a bunch of muscles in my sides/back and popped blood vessels in my eyes...I think my "sexy pregnant mama vibe" is gone for a while!

Not to mention the joy of not eating in terms of how it's affected my blood sugar and PIH issues. Bleh!

Anyway, although I'm a wreck physically (even my skin hurts) I've reached a state of "zen insanity" emotionally and feel pretty positive.

I hope your Murphy Law babe hold off till your support people can come Jilian! Almost everyone in DH's family has been born on JUne 4th so it's the one day I really want to avoid, but I bet I'd feel soooo much better with roro on the outside...

Good luck and happy birthing!
post #9 of 118
I'm sorry for your losses. It's very interesting how the circle of life works though. My Mom (@59) died very suddenly while I was with her in March '06(before I got pregnant). On the day she died, our friend had their baby & on her b-day the following August, our nephew was born. How weird is that? I was devastated & still have moments of disbelief but somehow the fact that life goes on now comforts me. Of course the thought that my Mom is missing this & that my son will not know is G'ma can be really tough at times.

Jilian- I think that everyone would understand if Sis had to leave the party. Babymoon trumps party. Maybe baby will wait a little while longer, but not too long. Either way, it'll work out.

I'm not even thinking about when it will happen b/c I know I have very little control over it (of course, my due date is still 2 weeks away so I can remain calm pretty easily). I know I could really get myself into a tizzy thinking about when it will happen. Everyday I get is a day to nap, have some freedom & get some chores done.

Hang in there everyone.
post #10 of 118
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Originally Posted by awallrising View Post
I'm sorry for your losses. It's very interesting how the circle of life works though. My Mom (@59) died very suddenly while I was with her in March '06(before I got pregnant). On the day she died, our friend had their baby & on her b-day the following August, our nephew was born. How weird is that? I was devastated & still have moments of disbelief but somehow the fact that life goes on now comforts me. Of course the thought that my Mom is missing this & that my son will not know is G'ma can be really tough at times.

Jilian- I think that everyone would understand if Sis had to leave the party. Babymoon trumps party. Maybe baby will wait a little while longer, but not too long. Either way, it'll work out.

I'm not even thinking about when it will happen b/c I know I have very little control over it (of course, my due date is still 2 weeks away so I can remain calm pretty easily). I know I could really get myself into a tizzy thinking about when it will happen. Everyday I get is a day to nap, have some freedom & get some chores done.

Hang in there everyone.
Amy,

I lost my mama too, 4 years ago, and its been so hard raising her grandson and soon to be second one without them getting to know her. I just wanted to share with you that I felt the strongest presence in my life through my labor from my mom. At one point I felt that I couldnt do it and I know that she wrapped her arms around me and gave me that extra push that I need. I hope the same for you! Hugs to you
post #11 of 118
Oh my goodness...I'm gone for three days and a dozen babes arrive! I think I have the birth thread up to date, but between bathroom runs I may have missed somone!

send me a pm if I missed you!
post #12 of 118
Loriu: My sympathies for your loss.

Jillian: I would be excited too! Enjoy it. And I agree - baby trumps party! Good Luck.

Charity: My boy was breech forever it seemed and finally turned after I tried a variety of positions like a madwoman. The thread on this site really helped too. It's nerve wracking though and I can relate. I hope he turns for you.

My official due date was yesterday to no avail. With my DS I went into labor during the early morning hours of Day 2 past due. So, if there is any correlation, I could be in labor tonight. I am still getting strong but very sporadic contractions....they feel different than the Braxton Hicks, but not as strong as in true labor. I thought for sure on Saturday, then they went away. No loss of plug yet. Guess he's comfy in there.

Everytime I'm out and I run into someone I know they inevitable say, "Oh My, You're still here?" or I get the questions from strangers, "When are you due" and this entire past week, they look at me like I'm going to give birth in their presence any second. Do you people not know how this works? LOL
post #13 of 118
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Originally Posted by Laurie73 View Post
Everytime I'm out and I run into someone I know they inevitable say, "Oh My, You're still here?" or I get the questions from strangers, "When are you due" and this entire past week, they look at me like I'm going to give birth in their presence any second. Do you people not know how this works? LOL
Today is my EDD, so I'm getting ready to enjoy the looks on people's faces when they ask "So when are you due?" and I get to respond in the past tense.

I'm having lots of contractions and lots of fatigue, but nothing to indicate that labor is actually about to start. Last time I felt much the same, and didn't know labor was coming until my water broke. We shall see how it goes!

My sympathies to all who are having sad or hard times right now. I hope things get better, or at least more peaceful, for all of you soon.
post #14 of 118
Hi all-
I'm 39 weeks tomorrow and ready for baby to come. At my appt last week I had protein in my urine (I had only drank 1 8 oz glass of water and a bottle of grape soda all day, so *hoping* I was dehydrated) and my first bp reading was 152/88! I'm normally 115-120/85. My 2nd reading was 130/88, so better, but coupled with slight swelling in my feet and the protein the word preeclampsia came up as a potential concern. It's hard *not* to worry, but am trying my best. DH is buying a bp monitor today so I can watch my bp and mw is coming on wednesday to do a blood draw for a liver panel. I hope it is not pre-e! Any vibes are greatly appreciated.

On another note, my mom is driving me crazy. She is not interested at ALL the entire pregnancy, but now that I am close, she needs to be in my face constantly about when is baby coming. She reminds me of the date each day and feels compelled to tell me about these random people she doesn't even know who were due after me but have already had their babies. Umm, my last was born on 41 w 6 d (though with the threat of pre-e, I'm ready for baby to come)! I'm not answering her calls anymore.

Just needed to vent and ask for normal bp vibes!
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Hi all-
I'm 39 weeks tomorrow and ready for baby to come. At my appt last week I had protein in my urine (I had only drank 1 8 oz glass of water and a bottle of grape soda all day, so *hoping* I was dehydrated) and my first bp reading was 152/88! I'm normally 115-120/85. My 2nd reading was 130/88, so better, but coupled with slight swelling in my feet and the protein the word preeclampsia came up as a potential concern. It's hard *not* to worry, but am trying my best. DH is buying a bp monitor today so I can watch my bp and mw is coming on wednesday to do a blood draw for a liver panel. I hope it is not pre-e! Any vibes are greatly appreciated.
I could use some of these healthy vibes too-my bp was up again yesterday. I've been doing all I can to keep it down for several weeks now, and it went down a lot last week but it was back up again yesterday. I've also had a lot of swelling in my feet but no protein yet. The word preeclampsia hasn't come up yet, but we're now making more frequent trips to the bc-3 hours away which doesn't help my feet at all!

But the good news is that my mw wanted to go ahead and check to see if we had any progress yesterday and I'm dilated to 2 cm now-makes me feel a little better. She was confident that I woudn't be pregnant for too much longer and that we should definitely be "encouraging" the baby along. (I think that was the first time anyone has ever told my husband that he ought to be having more sex with his wife!)
post #16 of 118
Jillian, we'll have to see if you get a second Murphy's baby!

Saturday is my Murphy's Law day, my mw is unavailable the whole day b/c it is her ds's gradutaion party. We both think that the babe will be here befor ethat, but who knows (39w1d today). 3-4 cm and stretchy and I let her sweep my membranes, so let's see if that does what sex hasn't done!
post #17 of 118
Jilian-- Good sign with the bloody show... Isn't it supposed to be a sign of labor starting within 24 hours? So maybe you'll enjoy a nice, happy day today and go into labor in the morning after a lovely rest?

I wanted to say, there appears to be a Law & Order marathon on TNT right now, so that is a "labor sign" for some of you, right?

Having missed my chiropractic appt last Friday due to DS's ER visit, I've gotten to by far the most decrepit point of this pg. I went today, and, even right after the visit, I felt still nerve-pinched and I actually came straight home (instead of doing a couple of fairly important errands) because I didn't feel safe driving with these occasional pinchy/shooting pains in one of my hips. Yikes! I kept my Friday appt for more chiro, so that should help get me back on track. I also need to wear a bathrobe belt tied tightly around my hips to help hold me together. I had to do that a lot in my first pg, but this is the first time this pg that I need to do it. It looks stupid, but it really helps!

I sure hope I don't get one of those Murphy's Law babies. You guys can have 'em. DH has SO much to do this week, and then he will be relatively "ready". Please, please, please God--let my baby wait until at least this Friday.

--willo
post #18 of 118
Hello all. Sending lots of head down, quick and easy birth vibes to everyone. We've had enough c-sections already around here.

One handed typing is hard, didn't somone else comment on that last week? Worth it to snuggle the babe though. I can't wait until the section incision heals enough that I can start experimenting with slings. Too scary right now.

Best wishes to all.
post #19 of 118
keep us posted Jilian, I think we are all rooting for you!


sending 's to those moms who need it.

I had 2 days with regular cxt, and plenty of very strong and painful ones. DH and I were sure it was the real deal, but what do you know they pittered off. I am going through so many mixed emotions about this whole thing, I have had several "false starts" and I just can't take another one! : I feel that I have tried so many of the suggested ways to move things along, but nothing is working, I don't know why I am so impatient, (well I do, but I would fill up 3 pages just telling you all why I am ready). Right now I just think I am going to start making plans a week in advance and "expect" that I will be making it, try to ignore the fact that I desperately want the baby on the outside. Can you tell I am a bit anxious I feel so whiney, I know I am not the only one feeling like this, it doesn't help that my DH is really disapointed too, and I keep getting calls and questions and remarks from everyone, I really don't want to go out anymore!

Willlow I really did want to join the "make it a great day" club, I am sorry to be a downer.

I need a kick in the pants, this isn't the end of the world!
post #20 of 118
oh boy. Membranes stripped at 8:30 this am (ouch!), plenty of blood, plus cohosh. was 3 cm, 70% but high. Have been having 3-5 minute contractions now for about 3 hours. Still not horribly painful but definitely more intense than ever before and I'm getting cranky during them. could this be it? or am I stuck in prelabor land?

patchchild - take care and congrats!

healthy bp vibes pj/s and robbins.

charity - heads down vibes coming your way!
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