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post #101 of 118
The kitchen looks great Willo. Glad it's done before baby arrives.
post #102 of 118
He's here!!! Joseph Raymond was born at 6:04 yesterday morning after approx. 7 1/2 hours labor (4 of which were in the car!). He's a very healthy 8 lb. 15 oz handsome guy! I'll post details later.
post #103 of 118
Congrats on baby Joseph! Nearly a 9-pounder. Wow!

I want to hear about the 4 hrs in the car.
post #104 of 118
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Congrats on baby Joseph! Nearly a 9-pounder. Wow!

I want to hear about the 4 hrs in the car.
Ummm. We choose a birth center that is normally about 3 hours away (as we were much more comfortable with the midwife there and we liked their philosophy better than anyone else we found closer), but I had to make DH stop more often the other night! But, the drive was difficult especially towards the end as I was 9+ cm when we arrived at the bc. But, we made it even though I didn't think I was going to at the end and everything was beautiful!
post #105 of 118
Oh, I get it. Duh! Sorry you had to go so far to find a place you liked. Sounds like it worked out well though.
post #106 of 118
So, I've been having some pretty serious menstrual-like cramps for the past half hour, cannot sleep in between them. Earlier this evening I felt some weird pressure & was wondering if things were moving along. It definitely feels weird to have cramps after 9+ mths of not having them.

I decided to get up to move around & have a little wine to see if it relaxes things, maybe I'll try a bath too. I don't want to bother DH or anyone else at this hour. I guess it could just be BH, although none of them have hurt to date. If labor isn't imminent, my body is definitely doing something to get ready. Open Up Cervix!!!!

I was finishing my Ina May book this afternoon, maybe all those birth stories got me going.

My best friend's 3 yr son predicted that June 9th would be my due date, maybe he's right?
post #107 of 118
Well, I have been away from the computer for a few days, had some issues with my internet and also needed some "space" from hearing about all the babies being born. But I am back and today is my EDD, still pregnant as can be and afraid this baby will make the "big baby list" on our ddc too.

Congradulations to EVERYONE who has had a baby and is in the process of birthing, it is just so precious and exciting to hear of all these babies. I am getting very baby googly: lately, just keep dreaming of holding my new babe. I have had time to meditate going longer than I had anticipated and am now really content with still being pregnant.

Willow Your kitchen looks really nice, I am jealous, we are renting a condo and have a very small kitchen, looks like you have a lot of floor space, very nice.

awallrising
Those sound like pre-labor symptoms to me, keep us posted on how it progresses.

RobbinsCongradulations on your new arrival, sounds like a rough trip in the car, I am impressed, that will definately be something to remember

There is a lot to catch up on, but I will try to.
post #108 of 118
Hi guys--

I think I'm feeling not-so-chatty today. I have too much nesting to do now that my kitchen is done!

We hired a couple of guys to come for about 2 hours this morning to move about a dozen large, heavy objects, so now I can FINALLY do all kinds of stuff I've been waiting for.

Mom arrives late tonight (11:30 pm -- my FIL will go to the airport as we are SO asleep by then! ) Her bed has been retrieved from the attic and the mattress is airing and then I can make that up for her.

My fridge and table are now in place, as are my storage drawers, so I can move all the food from the "temporary kitchen" (aka dining room) into its rightful home.

I keep having periodic cramps, but nothing regular yet. DH says I've met our first goal (no baby before this weekend) but he sure hopes now I can wait until next Friday, too, as he's got a promising post-doc candidate to interview on Thursday. I told him, look, I've been telling the baby to wait until the 9th, so we can't change our story now. (After all this, I'll probably be one whose baby comes in July! I really want a JUNE baby.)

Insomnia--possibly nesting-induced--struck at 3 am today, so I was up early puttering around. I think I need a nap this afternoon.

Oh, and we're having another little meeting with our doula today since I wasn't even visibly pregnant yet when we hired her.

--willo
post #109 of 118
Hey, I wanted to join in on the fun. I normally don't have time for much computering but my Dh took dD to California for the weekend. She is almost 2 and never been away before. I am due next weekend but hope to have the baby this week. Missing my first baby but enjoying the quite time. Is anyone planning to deliver their baby?
post #110 of 118
Anyone else wishing their babe was here already?

I'm tired and cranky today, dd woke up yelling "daaaa-deeee!" and didn't want to have anything to do with me when I went in to get her. Not a nice start to the day!
I'm still coughing like my lungs are going to fall out, but thankfully my cold is subsiding.
Suddenly I'm beginning to doubt my ability to go into labor on my own. I think this fear stems from me not being allowed to the first time around with dd#1 (I was induced because my water had been leaking for 12 hours; this time I will lie about the time if it happens again!!). I KNOW that my body and babe can do this and WILL do this when they are ready...I guess I'm just having worries.
*sigh*
Think I'll go take a nap while dd and dh are playing outside.
post #111 of 118
this thread has been sooo quiet the last several days!!

i know i havent felt like posting~ i feel like crap and want this baby out!

so,, friday, to add to my super awesome week : i was rear ended on the way to preschool. thankfully i was the 3rd car in a 3 car pile and my trailblazer barely got touched (the poor little car that hit me is squashed). i was really shaken up, though. they were going to bring me to the ER, but i had both kids and my dog in the car...plus i didnt want my car towed, as it was working just fine. so, i ended up dropping DS at school, the firemen took my dog to the firestation and lexa and i went to the er, where DH met us. was sent to labor and delivery and hooked up and monitored for an hour and 1/2. what a scary place to be at 38 weeks when youre planning a homebirth! baby and i were fine, so we went about our day.

this, of course was after getting a fun 4 hours of sleep the night before~ i thought i was in labor for about 4 hours, turned out to be a horrific tummy bug. :

i have accepted that this is not just a bug, but rather the *end* of pregnancy...im cnstantly nauseous and throwing EVERYTHING up...have been for over a week now. im so freaking miserable!

had my home visit on thurs which was fine..cept my house was a mess and i was really embarrassed.

get him out!!!!
post #112 of 118
savvy & jbobys- sorry that things are so miserable. Hang in there, baby will be here soon.



Yes, it's been very quiet this weekend. Is it the nice weather or is everyone busy having babies or tending to their new babies?
post #113 of 118
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Yes, it's been very quiet this weekend. Is it the nice weather or is everyone busy having babies or tending to their new babies?
I'm not posting as much as I've run out of things to say. I'm still pg and so ready to meet this baby, but nothing I've tried has coaxed her out. I'm trying to still post congrats to all the lucky mamas who are holding their babies in their arms, but as each day passes I start to feel more and more sorry for myself that I'm not holding my baby too. How awful is that?!? I wish I didn't feel that way, but try as hard as I can I can't help it. So, instead I just get quiet and stop posting. You know what they say, if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all.
post #114 of 118
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I'm not posting as much as I've run out of things to say. I'm still pg and so ready to meet this baby, but nothing I've tried has coaxed her out. I'm trying to still post congrats to all the lucky mamas who are holding their babies in their arms, but as each day passes I start to feel more and more sorry for myself that I'm not holding my baby too. How awful is that?!? I wish I didn't feel that way, but try as hard as I can I can't help it. So, instead I just get quiet and stop posting. You know what they say, if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all.

YOu couldn't have said it any better, I know exactly how you feel!!
Woke up this morning and went into the bathroom and just started crying and crying, dh and ds were so worried and all I could say was "I can't believe I woke up pregnant again!!"
post #115 of 118
So we went to the Farmer's Market today... 2.5 mile walk there and back. I lost some mucus plug (a little blood tinged, but not quite what I'd call bloody show) and I've been cramping all day. I have pressure coming every 10 min or so, but it honestly feels NOTHING like contractions did with my son so it's sort of confusing. It just feels like the baby is pushing down on my cervix for half a min or so.

It's supposed to be hot here this week, so I'm thinking we'll be over at my mom's swimming in her pool a lot this week. I have plans every day but tomorow, including on my due date, so hopefully this week won't go to slow.

I'm so excited for our new mamas around here. I'm definately drawing off of all the positive birthing energy! I will remember some of your birth stories during my own labor, I'm sure. If you guys can do it, so can I!
post #116 of 118
momtokay & herbmama- It's ok to vent. I'm not due yet & I'm trying to stay calm. We'll see how calm I am if 6-18 comes & goes though. Hang in there. You'll be holding your baby soon enough. Take it one day at a time & try to sleep as much as you can.
post #117 of 118
I didn't expect this, but I think all the posts from people who are "overdue" and upset is kind of making me feel like I should be upset, you know? Even though mostly I am very cool with my due date being 11 - 13 days away, I guess I'm feeling peer-pressure!

Plus, my internet connection has been going in and out due to some stupid wireless network issues. :

So I will try to babble my usual volumes, but I guess, compared to people announcing their new babies, my blah-blah doesn't seem so important!

Plus, my kitchen is done. What else have I got to complain about?

--willo
post #118 of 118
Had bloody show and mucas plug this morning, having lots of cramping, like I am going to start a major period, and lots of pressure down low. MW says this is the very beginings, I am very hopeful this could be the very early starts. I can't imagine this baby getting any lower!! Please think of me as I couldn't possibly handle another false start!!
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