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post #21 of 66
Hi everyone - still here at 40+4 with nothing concrete to report. I'm perfectly happy to go to 41+ weeks with this one though - not sure where I learned my patience from...I was definitely less patient with dd and ds. I have a dr appt this morning (rescheduled from last week) - they may want to do an exam, but no stripping my membranes...it's uncomfortable, and doesn't do a darn thing (in my experience).

starry mama - Ugh. I hope for your sake labour holds off until you feel a little better.

HCM - for the kids' coughing, have your tried Vicks Vaporub on their bare feet at night (put socks over top)? I scoffed, but it worked wonders for ds when he had this brutal little tickly cough that would keep him up. A spoonful of honey is also good right before bed to help soothe the throat. We've just gone through a horrific cold in our house, and the honey helped me! (since I couldn't take anything else)
post #22 of 66
thanks for the ideas, kidlets and me- i'll definitely see how today goes and plan something to help tonight. i have a lengthy e-mail in to DH at work about how i think we should wait before rushing to the ped's. i certainly don't want to try any meds that wouldn't be unnecessary, and i'm guessing this is just one of those icky viral things that my little powerhouses usually battle back in 24-48 hours. besides, it would be highly unusual for my two guys who have never had ear infections, to suddenly get their first ones at 2 and 4, at the same time, right? and their coughs seem to be post-nasal drippy, not deep chest heaves or anything. right now, they just have runny noses. so i'm thinking that's all it is.

(can you tell i'm reeeeeeally not eager to try and take two highly active children into a doctor's office at 38 weeks?) i like the honey and vicks idea. i know my kids would love the honey idea, too, since we don't give them sugary stuff anymore!
post #23 of 66
I don't see anything wrong with trying all the home remedies you can try before taking them in. The dr's usually like it when you wait after 24-48 hours anyways.
post #24 of 66
yeah, it's just that ds#1 had a low temp for a few days, and we've had this insomnia issue for weeks now. it's only in the last night started to show symptoms of an actual cold. i rarely rarely rarely ever take my kids to the doc, we've just been sleepless for almost a month now. (perhaps they're even getting a cold because they've gone without sleep for so long!) at least we all got some rest last night. maybe things will continue to turn around.
post #25 of 66
Ow. I know I've been complaining since forever about wanting to get this baby out, but now I hope it doesn't happen today. I can't move without being in massive pain, I can't walk, nothing. I'm so looking forward to DS's bedtime so I can go and lie in the tub.
post #26 of 66
kittythecat

Yesterday I threw a babyshower for my friend (she's due two weeks after me) and I feel a complete letdown afterwards. I feel like I had a huge burst of energy last week for nesting and cleaning and organizing and getting everything in order, and now I just feel like crying. Where did my nesting urge go? I still need it! I still have a mountain of laundry to put away, and a room FULL of boxes to unpack and clean out!

On another note, my husband was actually paying attention to me last night and was thoughtfully rubbing my back which turned into a sexy "I want you to feel good" thing (you know.) And I don't know what was wrong with me but I COULD NOT "feel good." AT ALL. It just wouldn't happen...no O at all. Not even close. I felt horrible about it...is this normal for being so far along? You were all talking about DTD the other day, I can only assume most of you were left quite happy.
post #27 of 66
Hugs kittythecat maybe put on some relaxing music and try to rest.

*Baby can come now anytime for me I received my birthpool from UPS...this a.m. So baby if you are listening you can come anytime I am now fully prepared
post #28 of 66

38w1d

38 weeks, 1 day today. Horrible sleep again last night, for various reasons. The baby is still posterior and just won't budge. Either his/her head is already engaged, or there is a reason he/she won't turn (the cord, etc.). I keep trying, but it just isn't happening (and there is *plenty* of fluid in there). I just have to hope that they will turn during labor. I hope. Makes me nervous though.

Have any of you had posterior births before?

Going to walk today. Haven't walked in days because of the weather.
post #29 of 66

39 weeks 4 days

I had a Dr's appointment today, baby's head is still not engaged (which is pretty clear as I still have a bum in my ribcage) and I am up to a whopping 1.5 cm dilated. Fortunately the practice I go to is very conservative with interventions - they don't even suggest testing until 41 weeks and as long as all looks good they don't recommend inductions until 42 weeks.

Someone should be reminding me at this point that I decided yesterday I was going to be pregnant forever so when labor/birth happened it would be a pleasant surprise. I have two things left on my to do list and then it really is nothing but a waiting game for this little one to arrive.

Looking forward to hearing how everyone else is doing today.
post #30 of 66
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Originally Posted by mb122 View Post
38 weeks, 1 day today. Horrible sleep again last night, for various reasons. The baby is still posterior and just won't budge. Either his/her head is already engaged, or there is a reason he/she won't turn (the cord, etc.). I keep trying, but it just isn't happening (and there is *plenty* of fluid in there). I just have to hope that they will turn during labor. I hope. Makes me nervous though.

Have any of you had posterior births before?

Going to walk today. Haven't walked in days because of the weather.
Hugs mama it will be okay my sister birthed her 8lb first baby posterior perfectly fine she had lots of support and back rubs....She had her boy completely natural and was amazing. Your body will know what to do and what you can handle.

I know there are a lot of threads about turning your babe but can't find the links.
post #31 of 66
I'm here. 37w3d still playing the waiting game. I don't think I will make it to my duedate but we'll see. I was 2cm 50% at my appt on friday and i have this pain in my groin that goes doen my leg when ever I walk. UGH it hurts so bad. It also decided to snow today so the roads are a mess and tomorrow we are supposed to get 2-5 more inches :
post #32 of 66
thanks zahirakids . i have read all i can find, but this baby just won't turn. he/she has been posterior for weeks now and i keep trying to change that - which makes me wonder if the cord is the problem or something else is preventing him/her from turning.

i'm crossing my fingers, toes, (everything!) that his/her position won't affect labor too much. i know my pelvis is roomy (my first was 10+ pounds - and i pushed her out in 3 pushes/7 minutes) so i'm hoping the shape of my pelvis helps this baby. but the other part of me is really worried...that the baby won't descend, etc.
post #33 of 66
My first was 7 lbs 1 oz and posterior. Labor was really long (3 days?), probably because he was pushing on my spine and not my cervix. I did go natural, but I was definitely screaming through transition, and my MW pushed me really hard to get an epi so I could get some sleep -- she didn't think I'd be able to push after being up so long. He turned minutes before I started to push, and the relief was incredible -- pushing was soooo easy after that labor!


So I was talking to my boss about a project I'm working on, and he said, "When you're done with X, you'll start working on Y, right? Assuming you're still here, of course," (looking at my very pregnant belly). I told him that I had decided I wasn't giving birth for at least two weeks so I should be able to get both things done. He kind of snorted, "You decided, eh? So therefore it's going to be that way?"

...

I am glad he didn't take my "decision" as a promise....
post #34 of 66
Back from the midwife's. So wonders of wonders I somehow managed to lose a pound over the holiday season. How does that happen?! I ate like a pig. I ate like a giant pig just yesterday. I'm not down from my prepregnancy weight by 3lbs. It's baffling. I was over weight anyway so it doesn't seem to bother anyone but I find it bizarre (I gained between 15-20 with my first two). GBS was negative. WOo!


She was a bit concerned that my amniotic fluid seemed low. Luckily she didn't want to do an u/s and create any kind of over reaction but told me to double my water intake and rest more than I already do. It's not like I have an active life. My house isn't spotless, I don't work outside the home and my kids are older. Not sure how much more I can rest. Anyone heard of anything else I can do to increase amniotic fluid?

She said if I go into labor and she's not on call and the baby's heart rate drops to tell them she said to do an amniotic IV (at least I -think- that's what she called it). I'd never heard of such a thing but she says it's to put fluid back into the amniotic sack and that she's seen it solve the problem many times.

This midwife is by far my favorite and is on call this weekend so I'm telling this baby he can't get busy coming out till then.

Oh, my blood pressure dropped back down to 129/82 which is much better than my last one of 143/87.

Wishing better sleep to everyone tonight!
post #35 of 66
I missed the check-in yesterday. My in-laws came to visit. Joy. This one wasn't so bad. They brought ice cream, so I can't complain too loudly.

I'm 37+6 today. I *know* I shouldn't be so impatient, but I am. The baby is so low, I've been having contractions for weeks, and I'm fairly sure I saw pieces of my plug coming out yesterday. I have a midwife appointment tomorrow and I'm going to have her do the membrane sweep. Hopefully that'll spur things on. I'm ready to be done!

I can't sleep anymore. It's awful! I'm awake for hours on end during the night, and then fall asleep at 6am. Which wouldn't be so bad, but I've got a 4 yr old dd. Today I just couldn't wake up, so I put in the Curious George movie, got her some yogurt, and slept while she sat next to me quietly watching the movie. I love that sweet girl so much. She is really well behaved on the most part, tries hard to help Mama out. I've been told that the next one will be the opposite, though. Yikes!

I'm feeling a little squirrely today, so dd and I are going to go and see if the park if dry enough to play at. I envy those of you with indoor playplaces in your town!
post #36 of 66
othersomethings Not leaving satisfied is normal for me this far along. I just can't get comfy and I certainly can't O just from dtd, it has to be before we do it and it takes awhile and concentration Don't feel bad. Hormones, positioning of the baby, lots of things can contribute to you not finishing off.

s to all the mamas who are sick and/or have little ones who are sick. I hope you feel better soon!

I'm 38 weeks. I've got the baby's take home outfit packed and ready to go. Today I'm finishing off clearing out her room and tonight I'm going to sew up as many diapers as I can. I'm also thinking of going to Joann's and getting some fabric to make a mei-tei and maybe a pouch also. I've got to sit down and actually read the directions and see how hard it would be first though. I don't want to waste money buying material for stuff I'm never going to make.
post #37 of 66
othersomethings - I've lost my nesting urge as well. I had it very strong last week, but it seems to be gone. :cry I still have a few more things to do! Maybe I'll force myself to nest today. haha.

mb122 - my dd was facing my left hip throughout labour and delivery. I had a relatively short labour (water broke at 11pm, quick hard transition labour, born at 4am) and was able to do it without pain meds. I won't lie, though, the pain was intense. There was no relief the entire time from the back pain. The contractions came and went, but the back pain was always there. My husband rubbed my lower back SO hard, and that helped. Also, he did this massage with his thumbs on the heels and palms of my hands. I have no idea why, but that really helped a lot. I spent most of the labour in the shower with hot water pouring on my back. It's hard, but doable. Hope your baby turns, though!
post #38 of 66
Still here, as is to be expected, I guess, at 39+2. I am having lots of "practice" contractions, so I'll have to trust my body that it's getting ready for labour. But man, is it getting my hopes up something fierce!

DD was up and down all last night, which is very unlike her, and we were all exhausted. I think it's her teeth--eyeteeth or molars. But she took a three-hour nap this afternoon, and so did I, so we're feeling better!

My MIL arrives Wed. a.m. and I was teasing her that as soon as her plane landed, my water would break! I think I'm mentally staving off labour unitl she's here.

"Just as long as I don't have to be induced" is my mantra for today.


----Andrea, EDD this Saturday.
post #39 of 66
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Good morning all! I am feeling pretty good this morning. I had some contractions last night but none that were consistent at all. Today I feel a little crampy but nothing too major. I don't want to go into labor today since it is the NCAA football national championship game. DH is a huge LSU fan and we already had to sell our tickets so I'm really hoping to not make him miss watching the game too. Not that he wouldn't happily to be there for the birth of our child. For his sake, I hope these two events can be seperate so they can both be enjoyed more, KWIM!! Hope that everyone is feeling well!
Katie
I had to laugh when I read this because dh told me not to go into labor today because he has plans with some guy friends to go watch the game and route for LSU too.
post #40 of 66
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Originally Posted by mb122 View Post
38 weeks, 1 day today. Horrible sleep again last night, for various reasons. The baby is still posterior and just won't budge. Either his/her head is already engaged, or there is a reason he/she won't turn (the cord, etc.). I keep trying, but it just isn't happening (and there is *plenty* of fluid in there). I just have to hope that they will turn during labor. I hope. Makes me nervous though.

Have any of you had posterior births before?

Going to walk today. Haven't walked in days because of the weather.
I practically had a posterior birth last time. He was posterior almost the entire time, only just after he crowned he did a 180 and then popped out. It is amazing to see on the video, but was not so pleasant at the time. He was a med-free homebirth at 8 lbs and 10oz and everything was fine, it was just a much longer and harder labor than I had previously experienced. I went to 8 in four hours and then spent the next 6 hours just waiting for him to come down (back labor the entire time). When he finally did come down, my water broke and I was at a 10 in 20 minutes. The pushing was hard and I pushed for 2 hrs (compared to 20 mins with my first). Do you have access to a birth pool? It really helped me with the back labor. It is doable, it's just not easy (not that childbirth is easy anyhow).
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