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post #21 of 137
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But, it's better than a friend of mine who went to 45!!
Gaaaaahhhhhh!!!!!!

Bite your tongue!!!!!!!
post #22 of 137
I'm still here and pregnant too. I'm 39wks today but DD came at 37wks so I feel very overdue. I've had tons of prodromal labor and "signs" but nothing real. I had false labor a wk or two ago that dilated me to 2cm, lost some of my mucus plug Tues and Wed and was dilated to 3cm on Friday. I've been losing more of my mucus plug yesterday and this morning. I have a doc appt today so maybe when they check me it'll start something. I'm about tired of all this prelabor. I never had it with DD. I sure hope its soon!
post #23 of 137
I'm 39 weeks and losing my mind (like everyone else ... )
I am in a "good" place today--resigned acceptance is more like it. I keep thinking it can't be much longer. every day is a day closer to the baby's big day. I'm disappointed that I won't be making our dear friends' wedding this saturday. even if I'm still pregnant, it's 2 hours away and I can't even entertain the thought of getting dressed up, getting in the car, etc. although, maybe if I do that, labor will start ... hmmmm

I think I lost my mucous plug 2+ weeks ago (is that even possible?), tons of false alarms for 1 hour at a time sporadically from night to night. But like someone (can't remember who) just wrote in one of the threads, I don't even get excited about them anymore, because it's been like this for weeks and weeks! oh, the anticipation
post #24 of 137
my chiro just laughed at me when sh saw me today~ said my face was totally different, what a differance a week could make...she could tell i was so done

have i mentioned i want him out??
post #25 of 137
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my chiro just laughed at me when sh saw me today~ said my face was totally different, what a differance a week could make...she could tell i was so done

have i mentioned i want him out??
Ugh! ME TOO!!!! The last few days I've just been cringing when I look in the mirror. I look like hell!
post #26 of 137
Yeah what is it with the end of pregnancy and the way you look? I actually feel much better today. I'm still tired of being pregnant but I'm not hurting as much now. Went to my appt and the doc and nurses looked at me and said I looked tired and wiped out. Why is that and on the first good day I've had in almost 2 wks? Oh well I'm due on Mon so maybe I'll have the baby soon.
Since I'm feeling better I'm hoping maybe its the "calm before the storm" I've heard about but I'm not getting my hopes up at anything anymore. Its too disappointing when you wake up the next morning STILL pregnant!
post #27 of 137
Today is my due date- I was hoping I'd be holding my little one by now. At 39.5 weeks I was measuring 41. Last baby went to 41 w 6 d and only was smoked out by castor oil. I made brunch reservations this weekend that I would LOVE to have to cancel (though if not I'm chowing down!).

DTD, spicy foods, hypnobabies birth affirmations and guide cds, have all been tried (and still trying). Thinking about breaking out the breastpump- DH tried manually but he couldn't keep a rhythm that didn't irritate me!

Tired of being the watched pot!
post #28 of 137
as soon as i can get my ass off the couch....which could be a couple DAYS....im going to make a call to get the # of an accupuncturist...im ready to try anything...and im not even due yet!!!! not until the 20th...
post #29 of 137
Well ladies it's another day. I have to get my house cleaned today and run a few errands so I'll be ready if labor does start. I haven't had much of a nesting instinct lately. Maybe I can get everything done today. My house is a disaster right now. I'm achy again though so who knows how much I'll actually do.

I think DD is starting to sense the baby is coming and she's freaking out. She's been waking up in the middle of the night all night and getting in bed with me. We had to put her back in bed 4 times last night. She's been sleeping through the night since she was 2mo old so at 22mo now this is a bit of a shock. She doesn't want me out of her sight and she's usually a daddy's girl. And if I can't hold her or love on her sometimes she'll throw awful tantrums.

Man I wish the baby would come!
post #30 of 137
i'm still waiting too.. although i'm not "due" until the 23 or so. I feel due to overdue though,I've only gotten to my due date once, being #5 i have the "shouldnt you just fall out" feeling.. oh well, i'm about 5ish cm(my checking) I keep a decent eye on that cause labor contractions feel no diff to me than BH, my last one i told the nurse i felt like i had gas or possibly might need to get up for a BM soon(was on monitor), the mirror was kinda in place for when ever i was ready, i sat up some and glanced over and was like ..uuumm.. that looks like a head... Dr and DH both almosst missed delivery! lol

I had a dream last night that i woke up full of energy(you know somehting HAS to be up then right?! ) and got all sorts of things done, I was working in the garden and my DD(18mo today) was saying eeww dirty, eeww dirty and i was saying yes mommy is dirty, we're working in the dirt but we can wash later and such(aparently must have had blood on my leg or something?? ) a few minutes later i went to move and babys head was about half out.. so i moved to grass and had new dd, a few minutes later my 13yr old came from my parents(next door/up the hill) I told her to run back and tell them baby was here and plz come down, she starts arguing saying she wants to drive... while arguing with her i have another(i'm only expecting one....) a boy this time. once i'm all done having babies and all i drive us all to my parents, call DH to tell him and head to the hospital so babies can get cheked out, all seemed well though.

It was quite the dream! Well i woke up this morning early and... full of energy! Cleaned up some, went to teach DD(13) how to shingle, on the goat house.. then it started raining so figured i'd go work on making a some more diapers.. now the sun is back so.. i think i'll go work in the garden :-D ..... getting things together praying.. please be a prophetic dream.. please please .. althuogh one baby would be easier...lol
post #31 of 137
I was due last Friday, and here I still am! I never expected this, as both of my other dcs were born at exactly 38 weeks. Leave it to the third and final to throw me for a loop!

Brittney, my ds is doing the same thing as your dd...he's starting to freak out a bit at night. Ever since he could sleep through the night (~1 year) he's been a REALLY sound sleeper - he never ever wakes up. The past two weeks though he's been waking up a ton, saying it's too dark in his room, and wanting to come sleep with us (which he's never done before). We let him of course, but I'm not sure how we're going to handle it when the baby comes. There's no way all of us will fit in our queen sized bed!

Otherwise, I'm finding it really challenging to plan for things. THere are all sorts of events coming up with our homeschooling group that I've just been signing up for, assuming it will all work out...then there are camps for dd, work stuff...I've got a really important work retreat coming up now in a week and a half. We planned it for now because I thought the baby would be 3-4 weeks old by then, I'd have rested up, and he'd be easy to take along. Well, now I'm thinking maybe he won't even be born yet! I guess that would be the easiest way to handle it .

Anyone else working and finding it really difficult to plan? I work mostly from home anyway, so I'm planning on working about 10 hours a week during naps, etc. for a while.
post #32 of 137
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Was talking to my MW today... I think the reason I feel so overdue this time (although I'm not technically due until tomorrow if you go by my u/s) is that, because of child care issues, I've had to have all my ducks in a row for two weeks already (bags packed, responsible adults available at any given time, etc.).

Last time it was my first so I could afford to be MUCH more laissez-faire about when the baby came. This time I've been READY for two weeks. And now all the people I've been bugging to watch DD have been calling ME incessantly, asking WHY I haven't had the baby yet and offering really lame advice. :

I caved and had an internal while I was there. MW pronounced my cervix to be "very nice!" I'm 50% effaced, and only a teensy bit dilated (probably less than 1 cm), so my guess is there's still some time left...
post #33 of 137
ok, im having the same horrible cramping in back and tummy (up high) as i did yesterday. this crap is totally unacceptable and i need to speak to a manager
post #34 of 137
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ok, im having the same horrible cramping in back and tummy (up high) as i did yesterday. this crap is totally unacceptable and i need to speak to a manager


If you find management please SEND ME THE #

I hear you all talk about an hour or two here or there of 5 minute apart ctx. How come I can have 6-8-12hrs of these and the STILL stop?

I've promised myself that I'm not waiting the next time they start I'm jumping in the car and heading for the hospital.
post #35 of 137
Have we gotten the # to management yet? I'd be willing to call and make a complaint. I just got back from taking a half hour walk. I'm hoping maybe it'll encourage the little man to come on out. In just a bit I'm going to sweet talk DH into assisting! Maybe b/t my walk and a little action I can get labor started. I've been crampy today and some backache. I'm glad I've felt better for the last couple of days but I don't know how much longer my good mood is going to last. I'm not a patient person!
post #36 of 137
My head might explode- yesterday my mw told me that my baby hasn't really dropped into position yet, despite the fact that I feel like I'm sitting on his head! Of course she was very nice about it, that second babies sometimes don't get in position before labor like firsts do, and that there was nothing to worry about. But I don't want this baby to get lower until labor! He's as low and uncomfortable as I can humanly stand! Oh, and she told me to be doing things to keep him in the right position, but I don't feel like it matters, I can get baby to move into a great place, and then a half hour later he's moved a different way. The kid just won't stay put. I feel like crying.
Technically I'm due Sunday- so a few days to go, but I feel SO ready for this to be done with!
post #37 of 137
[QUOTE=brittneyscott;8369777]Have we gotten the # to management yet? I'd be willing to call and make a complaint. QUOTE]


i havent been able t reach management, but i can tell you right now, im demenading free shipping!
i woke up having the same cramping and nausea as the last 2 nights. this sucks!

to top it off, my late sleeper woke up at 5:30 today!! um, WHAT? thus ive had 3.5 hours of sleep...im not a happy camper!
post #38 of 137
So I'm on my fourth day of light contractions (since Saturday, had nothing at all on Sunday), and this is getting very old. We were down to three minutes apart last night, and I still fell asleep and slept through the night with a couple of bathroom breaks. Now they're back up, five - eight minutes apart, and no stronger than they were. I've got cramping, my intestines appear to be performing some kind of natural high colonic on themselves, and I'm going buggy.

I wouldn't mind it so much if I didn't know that this could easily go on for weeks. :
post #39 of 137
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I was due last Friday, and here I still am! I never expected this, as both of my other dcs were born at exactly 38 weeks. Leave it to the third and final to throw me for a loop!
I'm due tomorrow, but I'm so there with you!! DD1 was born at 38 weeks. DD2 at exactly 37 weeks. I'm so much further along than I've ever been and it's hard...

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Anyone else working and finding it really difficult to plan? I work mostly from home anyway, so I'm planning on working about 10 hours a week during naps, etc. for a while.
I also work from home and my main client had to hire a contractor while I took my maternity "leave". I started it at 37.5weeks because of my history of early babies and I go back on July 1st. So much for the best laid plans.

No signs of anything happening around here. I'm tempted to go to my 40 week appt tomorrow and tell my midwife that I'm not leaving without a baby.

Hope you're all doing well and are holding up while it seems like everyone else around here is announcing their sweet arrivals.
post #40 of 137
Technically I'm only 39 weeks, but I've heard the "twins go early" so much that I believed it! They will induce me next week if I don't go on my own, so at least I have an 'end' date! I'm drinking tons of rrl tea and plan to try to get things going for a birth on saturday or sunday (good back up doc on duty!) by going out for spicy food on friday and adding all they other old wives tales into the mix. Of course, I've barley had a single contraction for months.

Hang in there everyone.
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