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post #21 of 41
37w4d

Had a midwife appt. this morning- I'm GBS+, despite all the shit I've been doing for the past month and a half. That bummed me out. But the NST was good, I lost a couple of pounds from last week, and my BP was nice and low, so all is good otherwise.

Got the carseat installed last night, now I'm just waiting for a call back from the guy at the PD that checks them. And I *need* to pack my hospital bag today!
post #22 of 41
38 weeks 3 days.
Why am I still pregnant?
post #23 of 41
36w 6d

I am so happy that yesterday was my last day of work until I go back in the fall!!! I had to pack up my room though and today I'm feeling it. I want to lay down so bad, but my ds won't settle down!

Other than being tired, just having those "pinpricky" feelings down low, and some bh's.
post #24 of 41
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Originally Posted by R8chel View Post

I'm so jealous of those of you who are dilated already. I still can't even FEEL my cervix. Maybe I'm doing something wrong? (How, oh how, can you "Do it wrong" I don't know) I just wish I could feel something up there. I do have short fingers
Remember, dilation means nothing! I was reading the birth record from my 4th. I called the MW's earlier than I would have liked to (although I honestly thought I was farther along than I thought). They checked me at 9:30am and I was 1cm, possibly a stretchy 2cm. She was born about 8 hours later, not a hard labor and I went from 6cm to birth in about an hour. So, dilation prior to labor really means nothing!

Also, I can't feel a thing, either. I have short fingers and a retroverted uterus which is hard to find in the first place. I try, but I can't tell a darn thing.
post #25 of 41
37 weeks & 5 days

So ready to be done with work. I'm having such a hard time being here lately.
MW appointment tomorrow - hoping my BP is okay cause she wasn't happy with it last week.
House is clean (thanks in large part to sweet DH's cleaning spree last night) and my labor bag is packed - which eases my mind.
Noticing more aches and crampiness in my lower belly than I have so far. Hate to start wishing that it may be something - but I'm so anxious. I only made it to 36 weeks with DS - 40 weeks seems like so long (even though I know I'm almost there...)!
post #26 of 41
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Remember, dilation means nothing! I was reading the birth record from my 4th. I called the MW's earlier than I would have liked to (although I honestly thought I was farther along than I thought). They checked me at 9:30am and I was 1cm, possibly a stretchy 2cm. She was born about 8 hours later, not a hard labor and I went from 6cm to birth in about an hour. So, dilation prior to labor really means nothing!

Also, I can't feel a thing, either. I have short fingers and a retroverted uterus which is hard to find in the first place. I try, but I can't tell a darn thing.

Thank you so much for this, Tanya! It makes me feel better to hear things like this from those "who know"! I guess I will probably just take DH advice and leave the baby alone. It will come when it's ready.

I have a question for all of those "packing a bag". Is this for a homebirth? Do most people pack a bag "just in case"?
post #27 of 41
I dunno I know all the way to the end so just plugging along. I like your updates. Let's ahng in there together
post #28 of 41
36 weeks, 4 days.

I had an appointment today - GBS and I'm 50%, 1 cm and floating.
I am so not ready for this one to be born - no car seat, bag isn't packed, house is a screaming disaster, kids are going nuts, DS wants to come to the birth and I don't have anyone to watch him (anyone reliable that is).

Oh yeah, I'm hungry and there isn't anything in the house that I want to eat.: When did I turn into such a whiney mess?
post #29 of 41
37w 3d, but who's counting??
Heh...

I did yoga last night and didn't do Bridge (ie. so I could still walk today ) per the sciatica pain I've had - that was fine, but then I messed up my pelvix by having my legs in a V and leaning forward to put my head on a bolster. STUPID idea. Freaking hurt so bad... and do I stop? Nooooooo, b/c apparently I'm superwoman with a pain-wish. I could hardly walk around last night and I actually could NOT roll over in bed (read: I had to grab the mattress and haul myself (pull really really hard) over to get out and pee 3x last night). Hurt so bad, I was just (still am) peeved at myself. I know better. Ugh! I don't know why I have to show people (who by the way????) I'm strong enough or whatever - at this point if I wanted to sit on my couch and eat bon bons I'm entitled... so I should just give it up. Ughhhhhhh.

Anyways, pelvic pain is through the roof today. Because of my own stupidity. Got lots of contractions yesterday (being superwoman at yoga), but of course nothing. Set up tons of the birth stuff so at least THAT is done and we could HAVE a baby now if needed. Washing a set of newborn clothes for both genders and have the newborn diapers completed. (Still working on the smalls).

Got meals done for about 2w of meals, shopped so I think we could skip an entire week of grocery shopping at least, my house DESPERATELY needs cleaning and I'm grossing myself out about it, but my best friend is coming Sat. to help me... so I figure I'll kick it out then, but my pelvis is saying "Stay still today moron" so I will.

Ummmmm, my hoohaw looks scary to me - (lovely vulvar varicositis), I'm scared to see what the heck is going to happen when the baby is born ... I didn't know it could get so bad (the vvaric.). :sigh: I just feel ugly and huge and I'm uncomfortable and don't feel anything like "glowing" or "budding with life" or any of that. BLEH is all I have to say about that. I'm surprised my DH still talks all the time about how hot I am or anything... he's a keeper for sure . Why oh why can't I see me out of the eyes I see every other pg Mom????? It's a tragedy... I wish I could.

I weighed myself today for fun and am proud to report that I've gained a total of 28 pounds so far - I am SO proud of that. With my weird diet restrictions because of intolerances, I was worried how it would go, but it's turned out pretty good! I don't think I'll have a super tiny baby (mine usually aren't so I was concerned with the diet restrictions this time that it would happen as a side effect) and I am relieved that with some good fats and attention to protein, I've done pretty well. It was weird, for 2w I didn't gain anything but I'm back to little jumps... I'd like to hit 30lbs at least...

Yeah, so more rambling... sorry.
post #30 of 41
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Originally Posted by Kylahroo View Post
Remember, dilation means nothing! I was reading the birth record from my 4th. I called the MW's earlier than I would have liked to (although I honestly thought I was farther along than I thought). They checked me at 9:30am and I was 1cm, possibly a stretchy 2cm. She was born about 8 hours later, not a hard labor and I went from 6cm to birth in about an hour. So, dilation prior to labor really means nothing!

Also, I can't feel a thing, either. I have short fingers and a retroverted uterus which is hard to find in the first place. I try, but I can't tell a darn thing.
I totally agree!!! It can work the other way, too... I can walk around at 6-7cm for more than a week before I get down to giving birth, so for me, knowing dilation is useless.
post #31 of 41
37w4d. Not preggo anymore. See my thread!
post #32 of 41
36+6 here. Can't wait for midnight!! I love being officially "term" even though I still want more time to bake. They scared me so badly about being didelphic during my first pregnancy that a little part of me still holds my breath the whole time, even though I can demonstrably carry large babies (9lb5!!). Knowing that this was the first time I've used the "other" side of the uterus has made me a bit more nervous, too!

So, yea!! My doula is coming by tonight (if one of her other clients doesn't go into labor) and we're doing our final prenatal. Since she's one of my good friends, this is really just an excuse to get together and let her practice being a sort-of midwife. She's an assistant right now and will be getting certified a little later. She's the kind of person you wish your midwife was, IYKWIM. She's going to be an amazing asset to the homebirth community. Well, actually, she already is, but whatever.

Dh picked up the prefolds that I had ordered in a coop, and I'm finishing up the birthingday sweater that I'm working on. I *think* those are the last two things that I had on my must-be-done list. My like-to-be-done list is still pretty long, though.

So, everything is good here... it's exciting seeing all the babies turning up left and right, isn't it? I'm starting to realize that I really will have a soft, snuggly newborn sooner-than-later. You'd think this would have occurred to me earlier than this, wouldn't you?
post #33 of 41
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Originally Posted by R8chel View Post
I have a question for all of those "packing a bag". Is this for a homebirth? Do most people pack a bag "just in case"?
Yes, I think most of these people are referring to hospital births. This is our 4th homebirth and it's never even occurred to me to pack a bag, write a "what if" birth plan, etc. I guess I feel that that'll jinx things? I don't know...
post #34 of 41
38w5d....today was ok, felt really nauseous until lunch time and then again in smaller spurts. Don't know why, I didn't do anything different today, slept pretty good last night, who knows!

Definitely was feeling more run down than usual, but I'll chalk it up to a busy day, no nap, and the weather.....VERY HUMID, hot and sticky! I kept looking at my toes all day expecting them to turn into sausages, but no swelling yet! Last preg, I was sausage toed for weeks!

DS and I actually saw a foot this morning! perfectly shaped little foot, it was really cute!

All these babies being born is so neat! It is so much fun to share this last leg of our journey!
post #35 of 41
37weeks

I'm an emotional wacko today. Kinda strange because I've been so good until now.
I'm also dealing with just a total lack of energy...not really tired, just easily winded, etc.

Had my dr's app't and I'm Group Strep Negative -- Yaaay!

He had the report of my u/s and says everything is perfect!
He also told me that alot of his patients are coming in all worried because of that one u/s technician. Maybe he's new or just doesn't realise that you'd actually be interested in seeing your baby....not like it's a kidney u/s or something...LOL
post #36 of 41
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Originally Posted by BirthFree View Post
Got meals done for about 2w of meals, shopped so I think we could skip an entire week of grocery shopping at least...
Wow! I'm so impressed. I have done none of this. I'm hoping my friends pull through.


37w 3d here. I think I ruined my baby's ears by going to a parade today and exposing her to middle school marching bands for 2 hours. I'm sure she'll scream her little head off every time she hears Louie Louie from now on (which is ok by me, actually.)
post #37 of 41
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I kept looking at my toes all day expecting them to turn into sausages, but no swelling yet! Last preg, I was sausage toed for weeks!
Ah, just wait!! My feet didn't swell until I turned 40 weeks. That weekend, my right foot swelled up like crazy. Mostly the ankle - definite pitting involved, too. But, I was really lazy that day and hadn't been movin' around much. Spent the next couple of days on my feet more (getting the circulation going), eating protein and drinking lots of water. It helped quite a bit, although tonight they're swelling again.
post #38 of 41
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37 weeks & 5 days

So ready to be done with work. I'm having such a hard time being here lately.
MW appointment tomorrow - hoping my BP is okay cause she wasn't happy with it last week.
House is clean (thanks in large part to sweet DH's cleaning spree last night) and my labor bag is packed - which eases my mind.
Noticing more aches and crampiness in my lower belly than I have so far. Hate to start wishing that it may be something - but I'm so anxious. I only made it to 36 weeks with DS - 40 weeks seems like so long (even though I know I'm almost there...)!
I know, I have one day left of work and I think my bp was up due to the humidity. But with every cramp and everytime I have to poo I get excited, and I can't keep this past 40 weeks, can I?
post #39 of 41
I'm feeling some rib pain today. I think my ribs are bruised or something.
I had to be at a workshop all day today...yuck. I could barely sit there.
It was so uncomfortable.

I am hoping to get some sleep tonight!!!!!

ZZzzzzz ZZZZzzzzzz ZZZZzzzzzzz

(wishful thinking!)
post #40 of 41
Well my bowels cleared again and I am getting crampies in my back and lower abdomen.
Sigh.....my hopes aren't even up that this is labor. My body is just giving me diarrhea as a teaser.
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