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post #21 of 227
still here, 39 weeks today! grumpy, crampy, and achy, but that's par for the course these last few weeks. last night the babe was crazy active while DH and i were watching knocked up (funny, btw!). i don't think it's ever had 2 solid hours of dancing around like that. it was weird. then i realized i hadn't eaten in hours and hours, so i fed myself and i think that did the trick. oops.

i'd say i'm feeling optimistic that the cramping today means something, but deep down i know it doesn't... oh well, maybe, in a few hours, it will turn into something. hope springs eternal, doesn't it?
post #22 of 227
Only 38+2 and although my hips and back feel fine, my cervix HURTS! Tons of contractions, but none that are regular. I am trying to keep my spirits high as I went past my EDD with both of my other pregnancies, so I expect to do the same this time, but I REALLY want my baby!

My cough seems to be gone, thank goodness, but my kitty is still gone too; today marks one week since he got out.

I am enjoying leftover eggplant parm, OMG I think it is better the next day, yummmmmm!

Other than that, I have an apt with my midwife tomorrow afternoon, and I am hoping my B/P is back down...
post #23 of 227
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Originally Posted by alegna View Post
Yeah, I'm nearly finished with the second pineapple.... no help at all...

-Angela
And yet so yummy! :


As for mood: I am a BEAR.
post #24 of 227
I am still here as well. but I am in a form of Zen So i think I will be okay for a few more days then I will go into the break down cycle again. lol. today is my one due date and I am 38 weeks today for the one my doctor is going by. he is very active again lately. I think he wants to come out lol. or stay in there forever one of the two lol. DH is sick so I am not getting much sleep. Just trying to stay healthy and praying I wont get what he has. Tommorow is my appt with my doctor hopefully when he checks my cervix I have made some progress. Still having brownish mucous after my 'bloody show' thursday night. really hoping somthing happens before this weekend. My sister has heart Surgery on the 27 and my mom really needs to be up there to help her with her kids. so now would be a great time for this LO to come. Having tons of really tight braxton hicks.... but who knows.
Cat
post #25 of 227
I'm 39w5d today. Baby is posterior so I'm calling the chiro tomorrow and hoping I can get in. If so, I'm crossing my fingers that an adjustment will kick things into gear. I spent the majority of pregnancy thinking my EDD was May 19, only to find out it's May 20 (not that it matters so much). I'm hoping that means baby will come on the 19th, though. Blood pressure is rising so baby needs to come out soonish. I keep having the same conversation with baby (about time to come out now), but am getting no response. Having lots of menstrual like contractions off and on, but trying not to get my hopes up. Feeling funny things in my pubic bone and cervix areas. Ready to strangle SIL and might just do it if she calls one more time with panic in her voice to say "are you okay?" "Where are you?" "I had a FEELING". Yeah, I've been having feelings for weeks now, it's called being pregnant. Stop wanting to be the one to say "I knew it would be today" and quit harassing me already. Sorry, that got a bit ranty there at the end...
post #26 of 227
GET. THIS. CAT. *OFF*. OF. ME!!! OMG my 4 yr old orange tabby cat is driving me nuts! I cannot go more than 5 minutes without him on my lap. I put him next to me or on the floor and he is right back on my lap, laying on my belly, it is SO obnoxious.

I met with my 2nd doula today, she was super sweet and we met with her kids, my kids, and my primary doula and her kids at the park today and it was SO nice out. The kids had a blast and I am super thrilled with my support team. The 2nd doula mentioned that with pets being so intuitive, she wonders if Sabin will return after I give birth.

I am feeling kind of a renewed calm. I installed the car seat yesterday and have just really been enjoying the pregnancy today. I hope for some more Zen time before I go back into freak-out mode.
post #27 of 227
Cramping like nuts. Just 38w 2d right now, but last night was up at 3:30am with contractions 3-5 minutes apart. Got REALLY pissed at poor DH because he kept falling asleep on me. I'm a bear too.

So glad school ended today for the year: I'm sick of hearing "so HOW long do you have left?" "you're still here?" "two WEEKS??" Ugh! It's like the moment it turned May, these people expected me to have this baby. I'm due the second-to-LAST DAY OF MAY. Grr.

Sporadic contractions all day and I'm exhausted. Lots of rain recently and a full moon soon. I'm hoping to just go this week. DH is in the shop all week and I don't have much of anything unusual.

It's really disheartening to have all these close contractions and prodromal labor and see NO sign of a mucous plug or bloody show.
post #28 of 227
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Originally Posted by SumnerRain View Post
GET. THIS. CAT. *OFF*. OF. ME!!! OMG my 4 yr old orange tabby cat is driving me nuts! I cannot go more than 5 minutes without him on my lap. I put him next to me or on the floor and he is right back on my lap, laying on my belly, it is SO obnoxious.
My cats did this the day I went into labor, wonder if there's anything to it?
post #29 of 227
Today has been a strange day. I just woke up feeling really off and noticed that baby is moving hardly at all. It kind of put me in a panic. I did get some good movement after drinking some water and sitting up and paying attention. But his movement has definitely slowed down. I just have felt kind of anxious and depressed today. I stayed home from church and just kind of hung out in bed all morning. I did some sewing this afternoon. I think I have just worried all pregnancy that something will be wrong with the baby (not healthy, I know), but I think this is where the anxiety is coming from, along with the slowing movement. I just want baby out so I know he is okay.

I'll be 39 weeks tomorrow and it will probably be any day. Hopefully baby will decided to be really active this evening and will make me feel better.

Amy
post #30 of 227
Still here! 40w 4d by the magic wheel

I have been an unbearable grump to my DH. I think I actually told him I hated him the other day I don't - I really really like him

I have a NST test then an OB appt. then an acupuncture appt tomorrow.

We'll see how it all goes. I really want this baby out but have been reluctant to do any natural inductions. I tried them all with DS and none worked so I tried the prostin because I was so freaked. I am trying to remain calm. today is a good day - no drama. I think my OB will want to try stripping my membranes which I don't think I'm down with??

My sis is coming to drive me to all my appts tomorrow which is really great. I'm happy to spend the day with someone instead of schelpping around by myself.

Hang in there gals. One more time all together now - We won't be pregnant forever!!
post #31 of 227
amy

nate'smama, can I get your stripping? I'll take it I'm that desperate!

Sara hang in there! know you're not alone at least (though I *have* mucus plug,etc and it's still not happening)

eta: oops.. aam

still having plenty of contractions. baby's ever lower and lower. trying to convince DH to check dilation again...

juicing 3 pineapple tonight.
post #32 of 227
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Cramping like nuts. Just 38w 2d right now, but last night was up at 3:30am with contractions 3-5 minutes apart. Got REALLY pissed at poor DH because he kept falling asleep on me. I'm a bear too.

So glad school ended today for the year: I'm sick of hearing "so HOW long do you have left?" "you're still here?" "two WEEKS??" Ugh! It's like the moment it turned May, these people expected me to have this baby. I'm due the second-to-LAST DAY OF MAY. Grr.

Sporadic contractions all day and I'm exhausted. Lots of rain recently and a full moon soon. I'm hoping to just go this week. DH is in the shop all week and I don't have much of anything unusual.

It's really disheartening to have all these close contractions and prodromal labor and see NO sign of a mucous plug or bloody show.

Totally where I am at...I have my last class on Tuesday, although I think my mw may start talking cohosh come tomorrow (monday) for my appt. We are battling my BP. The new herbs and diet worked...until today...my ankles are all swelled up again, and I am just dreading what the bp check will say tomorrow. I have a feeling they are going to go with the plan that was started last week...get baby out, even if it is a week early for the sake of a homebirth while we have bp somewhat under control the other option, is keep fighting bp and risk it not working...again...and having to go to hospital because of it. It's a shitty position to be in. I really don't want to force baby out, but I more don't want to go to the hospital. I guess if he's not ready the herbs won't work?

Anyway...that's kinda where I am today. Every day that I look in the mirror at my huge belly I just think...omg...I can't believe Im going to birth all that soon. Surely its all water right?

I actually got out his clothes last night...haven't done so in a couple weeks or more...they are so tiny. I hold them up to my belly as if I can tell if they'll fit lol. The little diapers are laid out, tiny lil pacifiers, burp clothes, cute baby socks and oh so soft satin blankets. I also dreamed baby dreams last night, that soft little head and sweet smell. Those perfectly long eyelashes and smoochie cheeks and lips. I woke up in tears as well...so ready to hold him and tell him how much I love him face to face. one more day, I will hold on just one more day...for my little boy to finish up his perfection of babyness...
post #33 of 227
Still here, still pregnant, still miserable. Wed is my due date.

Today I will be too busy to think about being in labor, so that's good. Dd1 has a field trip, bowling and picnicing in the park, so we should have fun.
post #34 of 227
I'm going crazy with suspense! My friend rang on Sat evening to ask if DP could come over to help them set up the pool 'cause her waters had broken. Yesterday morning she texted to say she'd seen the midwife & it looked like it was gonna be slow, she was having one contraction in 10 minutes. Haven't heard anything since & REALLY want to know what's happening, but don't want to bug her with messages... So send her some ELV if you have 'em to spare.

Suddenly really want this baby to be born, not because I'm physically uncomfortable or anything - feeling fine - but because I'm done with the waiting. I want to meet my baby, I want to know who it is, I want to find out what life with babe is like. Also, don't want to sit exam on Weds Thurs is my due date.
post #35 of 227
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It's really disheartening to have all these close contractions and prodromal labor and see NO sign of a mucous plug or bloody show.
I've had two babies and have NEVER seen the elusive mucus plug. Don't dispare! All the little things you are feeling ARE your body working. Think of it as working up to the main labor. Exercise, practice, toning up for the big event!
post #36 of 227
My oldest son woke me up at 6:30 this morning, and there is no way I can go back to bed now.... BUT it was for a good reason, he had found and captured our missing kitty in the back yard! He was gone a full week and is acting like he was VERY homesick.

I see my midwife at 12:30 today, it is kind of reassuring to know that any one of these final weekly visits could be my last.

Last night, in my new state of Zen, I played a nice little game of "poke the bump" and it is kind of sad knowing that soon I will never get to have those moments again, and this is my last pregnancy. I just hope I can keep that peace for the better part of these next few weeks, I REALLY hate the end of pregnancy.
post #37 of 227
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My oldest son woke me up at 6:30 this morning, and there is no way I can go back to bed now.... BUT it was for a good reason, he had found and captured our missing kitty in the back yard! He was gone a full week and is acting like he was VERY homesick.

Oh, Heather, what a relief! One of my cats went missing during my first pregnancy, and it was so worrisome -- but he also returned after a week.

Amy
post #38 of 227
Still here. My new -come on out baby- "due date" for the bugger is tomorrow. If a full moon don't do it.... yeah....

He can come out all hairy and howl at the moon, but come out already!

-Angela
post #39 of 227
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I actually got out his clothes last night...haven't done so in a couple weeks or more...they are so tiny. I hold them up to my belly as if I can tell if they'll fit lol. The little diapers are laid out, tiny lil pacifiers, burp clothes, cute baby socks and oh so soft satin blankets. I also dreamed baby dreams last night, that soft little head and sweet smell. Those perfectly long eyelashes and smoochie cheeks and lips. I woke up in tears as well...so ready to hold him and tell him how much I love him face to face. one more day, I will hold on just one more day...for my little boy to finish up his perfection of babyness...

OMG this totally made me well up with tears. It is so worth the wait I hope you are holding your little one very very soon.
post #40 of 227
Due this Saturday, May 24th. First baby so I have no idea what I'm in for and just taking it day by day. Was really uncomfortable the past week, and all of a sudden last night I just felt great! Absolutely lovely! It was the oddest thing. I was sitting on the couch, and suddenly realized, I was comfortable! and I had a happy tingling sensation on my feet and a warmth all over my face. My husband said my cheeks looked a bit flushed -- and I just felt so good! (I know this is an odd post... I wouldn'ta thought it possible a few days ago...) So, whether this is a sign my body is producing lots of oxytocin and that's making me feel this high.... or it's nothing, I'm just going to keep waiting here, day by day. So happy to be having a spring baby -- it really is beautiful out. Each day is different. Trying to stay positive and look for things like that to distract me.
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