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post #22 of 46
what an exciting day around here!

mamafern, tofu, and katimae-- i am thrilled for you!

it's nice to hear a longer update from you, ruthiegirl, i've noticed you've been quieter than normal. i hear ya on the prodromal thing- i had it for about a week the last time. i swear, by the end, i was walking 8 miles a day, just trying to keep things going (on top of my normal exercise routine!). but when labor finally "stuck," it was extremely fast. so maybe you'll have the same sort of thing. i sympathize with any discouragement you may be feeling, though.

40+3 here. this was the day of gestation that i went with #2 (even longer with #1). i feel like i've got a while longer to go. but i'm okay with whatever now. the only things i have left to do around here are things i honestly don't want to get around to doing, anyway. i've started drinking RRL tea for the heck of it, and i'm keeping up my exercise, but other than that, i'm not making any efforts to coax him out (though DH might want to try some tricks later, if i let him ). ask me in a week- maybe i'll regret feeling so patient now!

anyway, i will be watching for any updates from you guys.
ELVs all around,
hcm
post #23 of 46
Well I am so glad to see some real action around here! mamafern and tofu what great news......esp you mamafern this would be amazing if your body really did this just before you were going to take the castor oil and such-I'm telling you the mind is so powerful! Tofu I hope this is it for you, it really sounds like it is......

I on the other hand am STILL WAITING:

It has been very hard the last couple of days.....I can barely sleep because of my hips. I feel like crying at the drop of a pin because I feel so uncomfortable. I have lost most of my urge to nest because it really feels like I am going to be pregnant forever. It's funny because you know how you always say that at the end? I think it's expected of us to say that we feel like we are going to be pregnant forever.....anyways this time I really mean it! I have never felt this pregnant. I think I am very depressed. I keep my phone turned off because I don't want to talk to anyone, I don't like going anywhere because I am so big and just getting in and out of the car is so much work, and everywhere I go people just stare like I am some weird person that sticks out!

I don't even want to talk to my MW about all this because I know she is just going to tell me everything I already know.....So I feel like I am shutting down. I can't believe this.....I actually bought everything to do a belly cast yesterday thinking that maybe the would lift my spirits....and I was just reading AngelaB's post about how she did her herself because I think that is what I will end up doing because there is no one to help unless I can have my husband do it and he wouldn't be able to until the weekend......

I am just so down these days......
post #24 of 46
Aaargh. Contractions seem to have stopped entirely -- or at least, they've gone down so far in intensity that I only notice a contraction when I'm doing nothing.

I slept in until 8 this morning b/c DS was up from 4-6 nursing (lots of contractions then! ) and then I started off working from home because if this was it I didn't want to have to commute home to labor. Then I had no contractions at all between 8:30 and 9:00 so I changed my mind and when in to the office -- got here at 10:30; 1 (maybe 2) contractions since then. No bloody show. Last time I never felt a single painful contraction until labor, so I guess the chance of starting and stopping like this didn't seem real to me.

I want my baby! I want to know that it is safe. I want to see its face. I want to hold it and love it.

On another note -- I'd been barely feeling the baby move at all for a couple of weeks (doc said it was fine because the biophysicals were okay, even though she had to wait the full 1/2 hour to get movements both times). This morning, all of a sudden, it's moving all over the place again. Reaction to contractions?

DS1 was so affectionate last night and this morning; I'm feeling kind of sad about bringing home a new baby and having to curb his enthusiastic climbing all over me all night. The past two days I left after he was awake already, and, for the first time, instead of crying hysterically when I left, he clung to me briefly, then let me hand him off to MIL, and he waved "bye-bye" with just a little tearing in his eyes. My baby boy is growing up! But he's still such a little baby, and I wish so badly I could be home with him through his babyhood. At least I'll have the next couple of months off...
post #25 of 46
MAMAFERNYay! You'll have a wonderful birthing, I've been sending you lots of happy thoughts the past few days

HCMWe have the same due date & I'm in the same boat with ya. Not really trying much but exercise to coax the little one out & hoping that I don't end up regretting it. I don't want her to feel like I don't want her in there but I really do want to hold her already

JESS I'm sad you're having to go through another C section when you don't really want it that way. At least you'll have a happy healthy baby on the other side. We're all sending you lots of love : l
post #26 of 46
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Yet another update

The cleaning frenzy I went on in the wee hours of the morning made my contractions much more mild and infrequent, but they came back (of course) once I lay down to go to sleep. They've been around every 20 minutes, not super regular, but much more intense. Ow!

Do some women really do this for a week or more? Yow! I hope things get moving sooner rather than later.

Still losing mucous plug. Tired. Hopeful.

ELV to all who need it!
post #27 of 46
tofu..

my contractions are still about the same time and length (5 mins apart..40-60 seconds long) but they are gaining in intensity. i have to really breathe through them. sitting on the birth ball helps..
we have been doing some cleaning and getting the pool set up and stuff.. i feel like its taking forever for things to get going but they havn't slowed at all, so i know im going in the right direction...my midwife is in clinic right now and says to give her a "big heads up" but at this point i dont know how im going to do that.. it feels like nothing has changed since i spoke yto her this am.. but they have, you know?!~ im in that totally indecisive having a baby head space. im a bit worried that all of a sudden im going to want to push or something.. i started at 5cm..so these contractions have likely done something. baby isnt moving much either, but enough to keep me comforted.
post #28 of 46
Thinking of you!!

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post #29 of 46
Well, I did not need to worry about inducing labor at all.

Full moon did it's trick and I went into the hospital at 2:30 AM and had the baby at 12:12 the next day. Luckily I even had my doc as he just happened to be there with a C-section.

Claire Evelyn is here!
post #30 of 46
that is so great mama!! yay! welcome evelyn!

well, i'm still here..things are going slowly but it feels just right. my midwife came and checked me..said get to the pool filled up and set stuff up...im still about 5cm but my cervix is totally effaced and thinned..she said its just a matter of me really going into active labour. the contractions hurt..a lot. but they are still like 5 minutes apart. part of me is impatient and part of me is scared, so i guess ill have to battle it out with myself.
post #31 of 46
Oh yay MamaFern! Wishing you a perfect birth! Good luck! Can't wait to hear about your new little one!

40+6 today. I'm doing well over here. Not much happening really. No contractions to speak of today. Yesterday and today feeling really tired suddenly. Not sure what that's about. Took a nice long nap with DS today. Still waiting....hoping something happens sometime.
post #32 of 46
Yay! I am so glad to see so many of you with some encouraging activity! Today is my dd's 2nd birthday and we went out for Victorian Tea. She has been looking forward to eating cake for weeks now. Pretty much, birthday = yummy cake for her

We just got back from the Tea house and I have gobs and gobs of mucus plug making its way out. No bloody show yet, though. I am hoping that the baby holds off her debut until dd has left the stage. Sharing a birthday would be kind of special, but mostly a bummer, I think. With dd, I lost my mucus plug the same day I went into labor. With this one, I keep losing a little here and there over the past couple of weeks. Today's has been the most dramatic, however, so maybe there is hope of some further dilation progress!

I want to be on the labor train with you ladies soon! Keep us updated!
post #33 of 46
I can't wait to hear the good news from everyone in labor right now!!!

I think BabyMac isn't going to come anytime soon, so I am just going to relax. My DH is so excited, he wants to try and help things along. I told him we could try this weekend :-)

BabyMac has been active everynight from about 4pm until 10ish. Is this normal? I feel like he/she is a little acrobat inside.
post #34 of 46
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Yay! I am so glad to see so many of you with some encouraging activity! Today is my dd's 2nd birthday and we went out for Victorian Tea. She has been looking forward to eating cake for weeks now. Pretty much, birthday = yummy cake for her

We just got back from the Tea house and I have gobs and gobs of mucus plug making its way out. No bloody show yet, though. I am hoping that the baby holds off her debut until dd has left the stage. Sharing a birthday would be kind of special, but mostly a bummer, I think. With dd, I lost my mucus plug the same day I went into labor. With this one, I keep losing a little here and there over the past couple of weeks. Today's has been the most dramatic, however, so maybe there is hope of some further dilation progress!

I want to be on the labor train with you ladies soon! Keep us updated!
3 out of 6 of us have birthdays the same week, and while there were a couple of times when I wanted my own birthday, it was mostly great fun -- "birthday season" we called it.

My mother had all c-sections, and after her attempted VBAC with me she was warned that if she labored for more than 1-2 hours she ran a high risk of uterine rupture (probably wrong, but possible, because her cuts weren't great). She went into labor with my sister on my birthday and DIDN'T GO TO THE HOSPITAL until 11:30 so that we wouldn't share a birthday. Can you imagine sitting through contractions, knowing they weren't getting you any closer to a baby (even if she was wrong, that was what she "knew"), knowing that every contraction you risked dying, just so your kids didn't share a birthday? Talk about dedication...
post #35 of 46
It looks like some us will soon be holding babies in our arms!

So I saw my midwife today, and my sister who is also my birth coach came along. I asked her to check me and I was definitely 1 - stretchy 2 cm dilated, 60% effaced. Yay!!! But boy does that exam hurt! : Now I know she said I would experience some crampiness but all throughout the day I don't think I did. Until I went to babies r us to buy some stuff I didn't get at my baby shower and then I started feeling ctx??? But I didn't pay attention to them, actually I kind of ignored them. But now that I am at home, I am like ow those really hurt. So I guess I should time them or something. What I really want to do is have glass of wine and try and get something to eat and sleep.

On another note. Here is something funny. I went to babies r us because I didn't get a sterilizer at my shower, so I went and bought one, but then I came home only to find out that some one had bought one online and had it shipped to me. So now I have to go back to babies r us and return the one I just bought......
post #36 of 46
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Well, here I am at 9p after a looooooong sleep and things are still exactly the same.

Time to forage for food.

Sending lots of positive vibes out to those mamas who are having a hard time and ELVs to those who need it.
post #37 of 46
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it's nice to hear a longer update from you, ruthiegirl, i've noticed you've been quieter than normal. i hear ya on the prodromal thing- i had it for about a week the last time. i swear, by the end, i was walking 8 miles a day, just trying to keep things going (on top of my normal exercise routine!). but when labor finally "stuck," it was extremely fast. so maybe you'll have the same sort of thing. i sympathize with any discouragement you may be feeling, though.
Thanks. This has been a long couple of weeks. I am finishing up day 14 of nearly round-the-clock contractions. Been a long, strange trip. I was able to sleep for a few solid hours last night, woke up to very painful, strong ctx, and then went back to sleep for a few hours. That is how it has been every night for 2 weeks!

Tonight I had the strongest ctx I have had so far. Many more than usual and few that really knocked the wind out of me. Labor? Maybe, hard to tell after all these false starts. My dh is sweetly carrying on without freaking out on me too much. I don't know what I would do if this was my first baby. Thankfully, we have been through this a few times before.

Anyway, not to gripe too much about me. I know I am very fortunate in that I conceive easily and have had very healthy pregnancies and deliveries. I have to remind myself that this is temporary. Though temporary seems like a mighty looooooooong time.
post #38 of 46
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Well, here I am at 9p after a looooooong sleep and things are still exactly the same.

Time to forage for food.

Sending lots of positive vibes out to those mamas who are having a hard time and ELVs to those who need it.

I am definitely sending those positive vibes to you To-Fu:
post #39 of 46
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Thanks. This has been a long couple of weeks. I am finishing up day 14 of nearly round-the-clock contractions. Been a long, strange trip. I was able to sleep for a few solid hours last night, woke up to very painful, strong ctx, and then went back to sleep for a few hours. That is how it has been every night for 2 weeks!
Ahhh! How are you still sane?! This is my worst nightmare. I'm so impatient, too... and I've only been having the same irregular-but-painful contractions for 24 hours. No change. Two more weeks? Holy crap, I can't imagine.

Hope you get some "real" labor soon!!
post #40 of 46
Wow mamas! Congratulations poisonedpenny. I am thinking of you MamaFern, Tofu, Katimae, Jess.
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