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post #61 of 126
Isn't that the deal? Make some great plans, wear some shoes you'd never allow to get wet?

My SIL's water broke on her new shoes in the cheesecake factory.
post #62 of 126
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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!
Yeah, I'm pretty pissy in the mornings too Though in between I cope alright...

Love to get some action tonight, but if whiny clingy dd is any indication of her mood tonight it's going to be unlikely

sigh...

-Angela
post #63 of 126
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Isn't that the deal? Make some great plans, wear some shoes you'd never allow to get wet?

My SIL's water broke on her new shoes in the cheesecake factory.
I don't know the last time I had shoes of that sort....

-Angela
post #64 of 126
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Will be easier to be confident in that when he's out though.
I hear you. But just remember that your trust is grounded in the truth... what the research shows, the way things have worked since time immemorial, and your mama intuition.
post #65 of 126
: Alegna

post #66 of 126
A looong time ago, I had a baby at 42w3d. That's my dd, swept up in a sea or puberty hormones these days.

The worst was the people who called everyday: "How are you feeling?" I finally snapped and started answering them, "Really f#@^ing pregnant. How do you feel?"

Bar none, the longest few weeks of my life. Hang in there. They do come out. Yes, all of them. Though I had a dream right around 42 weeks in which I had a condition called "reverse pregnancy." I just went backwards all the way through to the beginning, MS included. Did I say dream? I meant nightmare.

They do come out. All babies come out. And of course, they're always worth the wait!
post #67 of 126
just wanted to give you a
post #68 of 126
Yet another mama following along the thread
post #69 of 126
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The worst was the people who called everyday: "How are you feeling?" I finally snapped and started answering them, "Really f#@^ing pregnant. How do you feel?"


It wouldn't be so bad if you believed that they sincerely cared about you. But most of the time, their underlying message is clear: "When's that $%$#^$%^ baby gonna get here?!"
post #70 of 126
Not 42 weeks + but I went 41 weeks 5 days with my second child (first was 37 weeks, 2 days) and was starting to get stressed and had a taste of what that was like. One thing that helped me was to make appointments for myself to re-evaluate at specific time periods, so I wouldn't stress about it in between. I also tried to tune into myself and into the knowledge that babies come when they are ready.

Wishing you good labor vibes and that you are hold the baby in your arms very soon!!!!!!!!!
post #71 of 126
I am rooting for you Angela. DS was 41w 4d. I have to tell you my funny story though. My sister wanted to be here to see DS be born and set her trip for the week I was "due". She and I were having some anxiety filled discussions about certain things and the entire time she was here she was convinced she would start my labor. Even asked my MW about giving me something "natural" to induce it. My sister did acupressure, took the kids out of the house so DH and I could have "alone time" , took me for walks etc. Two days after she went home DS was born. My MW is convinced I was too stressed about having the baby around my sister and that is why my body waited. At the same time I was sharing my MW with a close friend who was due around the same time. We both went back and forth on what would happen if we both went into labor at the same time. Her DD was born, two days before DS. So is there any roadblock you need to remove? Any over anxious sisters making baby shy? Are you sharing your midwife with someone who needs to have their baby first?
post #72 of 126
Alegna Inquiring minds want to know....any little baby yet????
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post #74 of 126
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I am rooting for you Angela. DS was 41w 4d. I have to tell you my funny story though. My sister wanted to be here to see DS be born and set her trip for the week I was "due". She and I were having some anxiety filled discussions about certain things and the entire time she was here she was convinced she would start my labor. Even asked my MW about giving me something "natural" to induce it. My sister did acupressure, took the kids out of the house so DH and I could have "alone time" , took me for walks etc. Two days after she went home DS was born. My MW is convinced I was too stressed about having the baby around my sister and that is why my body waited. At the same time I was sharing my MW with a close friend who was due around the same time. We both went back and forth on what would happen if we both went into labor at the same time. Her DD was born, two days before DS. So is there any roadblock you need to remove? Any over anxious sisters making baby shy? Are you sharing your midwife with someone who needs to have their baby first?
I wish I could put my finger on something.... mostly it's just hitting the point where it feels like it's never going to happen at this point.

-Angela
post #75 of 126
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Whole lotta nothing still. Pressure. Pain from pressure. BH. But nothing that feels productive.

-Angela
post #76 of 126
Good things are worth the wait...I'm seeing a beautiful, gentle birth for you soon.
I relate to the feeling that it will never happen...I felt that way too before.
You WILL go into labor and birth this baby...and then it's this amazing feeling to know your body did exactly what it knew to do.
post #77 of 126
You're my hero. I'm so proud of you for sticking to your guns and waiting it out. *hugs*

Nealy
mama to T, 5; L, 2; and EDD 12/20/08

P.S. My DH was also born -- MIL's first baby -- in a very easy 4-hour labor at 44 weeks.
post #78 of 126
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Good things are worth the wait...I'm seeing a beautiful, gentle birth for you soon.
I relate to the feeling that it will never happen...I felt that way too before.
You WILL go into labor and birth this baby...and then it's this amazing feeling to know your body did exactly what it knew to do.
Thanks. I need to hear this today.

-Angela
post #79 of 126
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You're my hero. I'm so proud of you for sticking to your guns and waiting it out. *hugs*

Nealy
mama to T, 5; L, 2; and EDD 12/20/08

P.S. My DH was also born -- MIL's first baby -- in a very easy 4-hour labor at 44 weeks.
awww... thanks.

My mother doesn't believe me that there have always been 44 week babies... She's just sure all those women have their dates off.... and she's an educated, usually up for alternative stuff kind of person.

-Angela
post #80 of 126
Where the heck is the 10-month pregnancy page? Someone know where it is? We need it posted here now. It's this beautiful page about mamas who birthed their 44+ week babies. It's gorgeous & inspiring!

Wishing you a beautiful gentle birth of your sweet babe who WILL come!

ETA: I can't find the 10-month mama page but here's some of the stories it links to. http://web.archive.org/web/200606150...ree/poppy.html
http://www.motherbaby-collective.com...nt/view/26/52/
http://www.motherbaby-collective.com...nt/view/27/52/

Still looking for that one page though! You'll love it! (and you can link your mom to it, too!)
ugh, I know someone found the page in the waybackmachine a while ago, but I can't find that link for the life of me. Here's some of the info posted though:
http://www.joyousbirth.info/forums/s...ad.php?t=15699
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