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and leave messages saying they just want to know what's going on...obviously nothing!!!

Oh lord my mil was like that. Every stinkin pg! I was like, Yes I am in labor right now Really if something was going on you wouldn't answer the phone!
post #42 of 126
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I am a Ten Month Mama myself.
44 weeks for baby #1.
43 weeks for #2.
Spontaneous labour both times, both nice, uncomplicated births and healthy babies. They really do come out eventually.
Best of luck to you.
I need to chant every day- they come out eventually, they come out eventually, they come out eventually...

maybe if I click my heels together 3 times....

-Angela
post #43 of 126
My brother, sister and I were all three 42 and 6. OF my forty cousins, one was born on her due date, the rest were born between 42 and 45 weeks. Six of them between two aunts at 45 weeks even. Each of my female cousins who had kids before me went over 42 weeks.
post #44 of 126
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You can have some fun with this. Go shopping and when people ask when you are due you can tell them 2 weeks ago. Then a little while later you can clutch your belly and say, Oh No Its Time! And totally freak them out - cause you know when you are late that babies just fall out LOL

Or when someone asks you "are you still pg." You can say No, this is the next one! lol

I am so not nice
I am LMAO!!!! Where were you when I went "overdue"? I really could have used these!
post #45 of 126
Also, it seems like there's several women on MDC right now inching past 42 weeks. . .I don't know if this is too moonbeam-y, but you know women who live together often menstruate at the same time?

I know at my birthing center there were 5 women who all went past 41 weeks at the same time. I went into labor on a Sunday at 42 weeks 5 days and by the time I delivered Monday morning, 3 other moms who were 41+ weeks were also in labor. By the end of the day mom #4 had shown up and had her baby. So all 5 of us delivered within 24 hours (it was a busy day at the center) It was like a drain that got unplugged

After going that long, who knows--it could've been the moon, the weather, something might have been keeping all those babies in and they all decided to come around the same day. I'm not into this kind of stuff, but when's the next full moon?
post #46 of 126
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Also, it seems like there's several women on MDC right now inching past 42 weeks. . .I don't know if this is too moonbeam-y, but you know women who live together often menstruate at the same time?

I know at my birthing center there were 5 women who all went past 41 weeks at the same time. I went into labor on a Sunday at 42 weeks 5 days and by the time I delivered Monday morning, 3 other moms who were 41+ weeks were also in labor. By the end of the day mom #4 had shown up and had her baby. So all 5 of us delivered within 24 hours (it was a busy day at the center) It was like a drain that got unplugged

After going that long, who knows--it could've been the moon, the weather, something might have been keeping all those babies in and they all decided to come around the same day. I'm not into this kind of stuff, but when's the next full moon?
Next full moon is a ways off... just passed one a week or so back...

-Angela
post #47 of 126
My DH was born at 44weeks! I think his little sis was about a month past her EDD too, I'll have to ask him again about that. Funny thing was though, he was born on 8/8/80, so maybe he was just waiting for a really cool bday

Hang in there!
post #48 of 126
ohhh i am thinking about you.
i am afraid i will end up in a similar situation because I did with my last one... i hope you go into labor soon.
post #49 of 126
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Hitting my evening slump where it feels like it will never happen...

-Angela
post #50 of 126
Oh, mama.... hang in there. It will happen!
post #51 of 126
43 wks 6 days for me!
post #52 of 126
I always go around 41+ plus weeks. In fact, my last (#5) child was the latest, hence the title under my name. He was 41+4 days according one date, and actually 44+ according to my LMP! I know you've heard it all, but this is what helped me. With #3, my first that was not induced, I had my membranes stripped at 40+6 days. I gave birth 10 hours or so later. With #4, it was a combo of sex, followed by lots and lots of walking (I know it's tough with this weather--my last two were August babies. The mall is good for this.) With #5, I ended up using a black & blue cohosh mixture to get things going.

Well, when I always found myself in this situation of being past due and fed up, I just kept reminding myself that there is NO WAY I am going to pregnant in say, a month from that point. It's slightly reassuring.
post #53 of 126
So, alegna, are you going to start that 43+ week moms thread? :
post #54 of 126
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So, alegna, are you going to start that 43+ week moms thread? :
sigh... grumble grumble....

-Angela
post #55 of 126
Hang in there.

Both my kiddos were "overdue" in that they were born at 42 w and 41 w 5 days, but even at that point I was really tired of all the phone calls. So, I'm sure it must be worse for you. Reading this thread has reminded me why I'm telling everyone my due date is mid-Sept, when it's really Sept 3.
post #56 of 126
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Also, it seems like there's several women on MDC right now inching past 42 weeks. . .I don't know if this is too moonbeam-y, but you know women who live together often menstruate at the same time?
Nah, it's cause all the cool babies want to be born in June.
post #57 of 126
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Well you know me - every pg, all 7 of them 42 weeks +. 1 was covered in vernix 16 days past his edd! Felt like he was wearing a towel lol. So no problems with post dates.

You can have some fun with this. Go shopping and when people ask when you are due you can tell them 2 weeks ago. Then a little while later you can clutch your belly and say, Oh No Its Time! And totally freak them out - cause you know when you are late that babies just fall out LOL

Or when someone asks you "are you still pg." You can say No, this is the next one! lol

I am so not nice
Thats fabulous! So when I was 42.5(I went to 43), my midwife told me a story of a 43 weeker who ran into someone at the store who said the typical, "OMG, you're still pregnant?!" She replied by fake wailing and saying, "No, its a tumor, thanks for reminding me!" And ran off.

Sometimes people just ask at the wrong time, which when you are at 42+, is just about all the time.
post #58 of 126
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sigh... grumble grumble....

-Angela
Awww mama! You have my deepest respects. When my dd1 was born at 42w5d I thought I had the world record and would have died had she stayed in my body for one. more. minute. Your little one is lucky to have a mama who lets him/her be born when they are ready.
post #59 of 126
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Your little one is lucky to have a mama who lets him/her be born when they are ready.
Thanks. I needed to hear that today. Really that's what it comes down to for me (not that there aren't a thousand other factors too...) But I don't have any real concerns or panic-y feelings that there's anything wrong. And my overall philosophy is that things happen for a reason. So seems to me there must be some REASON this bug needs to stay in longer.

Sigh.

Will be easier to be confident in that when he's out though.

-Angela
post #60 of 126
Just wanted to say that I really respect you too--I think you are doing an amazing job. I just know how hard each day can be at this stage. . .you said you hit an evening slump? Mine was mornings--I would wake up mad that I hadn't gone into labor overnight

So what are you going to plan tonight? It's Friday night! Make some fun plans. . .DTD with your DP if you can still stand the sight of him!
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