As of today, I'm 41+1 and SO ready to have this baby! I've been on line every night reading the daily check ins but by the time I want to respond, the server is down. So, it's almost 5 am here and I can't sleep so I thought I'd hop on and see how many new babies have arrived and give an update.
Not too many of us left! Hopefully our time will be soon! I'm starting to think we're going to be having Febrauary babies!
Well, I've tried castor oil and finally had some contrax for an hour and 1/2 but they stopped. The next night I tried Black & Blue Cohosh, had contrax but only while I was taking the cohosh and as soon as I stopped taking it, the contax stopped. I went to my MW appt Tuesday - she didn't think I'd make it to that appt but guess what, I was there! She checked the baby and she's healthy and happy and obviously content with NOT coming out. I'm still only dialated to 4 but I'm 90% effaced. My MW doesn't like for her patients to go past 41 weeks but as long as the baby's healthy and fine, I've asked her to give me time and she agreed. So, I'm going in tomorrow (Friday) for a NTS and as long as the baby looks good, she's giving me until Monday. If no baby by Monday, we're scheduling an induction. I had an induction w/ my son and it was horrible but then again, my body was not ready AT all, it was a convenience thing for my doc (obviously have switched doc's), etc. Plus I had an epidural and it took forever, breast feeding did not go well, the whole nine. Thank goodness my son was born healthy with no complications. However, I REALLY want to feel what it's like to go into labor, no interventions, no pain medication, etc. So I'm really hoping she comes on her own before Monday! I just can't wait to hold her and love her up!
Good luck to everyone else!