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post #21 of 35
This day just keeps getting better... just realized that it's diaper laundry day and Nora is getting to the bottom of her stash. We can't wash, so Dh is going to have to go pick up sposies. Disposable diapers stink so BADLY to me. Even before they're soiled. Gross.

*mama moose* - Hoping things are picking up for you.... just think, if you have the babe after your outing, you'll get to tell people things like "Coca-cola, pizza, and videogames make you go into labor, FOR SURE!!"

Sorry, a bit random, but that other thread was making me think of all the ways I could create causal relationships with labor... like, with Audrey, I lit a scented candle every day and the day she was born, I switched scents to, um, pear, I think... so, of course, pear candles MUST make you go into labor.

So, yeah, I'm done w/ pregnancy. My belly feels like it gained 10 lbs last night... like I went to bed comfortable, and woke up HUGE!! I'm so awkward, it's actually funny. I took a picture, and if I can get my camera to cooperate I'm going to go post it in the belly shots thread.

Belly rubs to all the mamas out there today! And good wishes to all the great dads that are (hopefully) giving real back rubs, even though it IS Father's Day!
post #22 of 35
38 + 1

I'm feeling so blah today. The thunderstorms aren't helping my mood at all either. My belly is starting to feel heavy and tight, not a fun feeling. Our washer stopped working so now I have to be home all day tomorrow and wait for the repair guy to come. Their time estimate is from 8 to 5. : Can't they narrow it down a little!
post #23 of 35
sorry you have to go buy sposies I can't stand the smell of some of them either so I know what you mean. Some brands are ok though, so I hope you get one that doesn't smell too bad....

The castor oil decided to work for its uh, intended purposes, but no labor here.
DD had fun riding the little rides and playing games with DH though, and we ate lunch at panera so I had yummy soup and bread (I cannot eat the pizza at CEC, then I really would be sick lol!).

I think shes just not ready yet, which makes a lot of sense considering I still have a week and a half until my EDD, but its just frustrating because the longer I go with high BP being consistent, the closer I get to risking out and walking into a hospital induction, so she gets forced out anyways. I'm trying to send the message to her that it will be much much nicer to be born at home in the lovely water......LISTEN UP LIBERTY!!
post #24 of 35
I been having to wash dipes daily! We only have 9, so I'm really glad we have a washer and dryer!

I feel horrible for those of you still pregnant and not wanting to be!!!
post #25 of 35
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The castor oil decided to work for its uh, intended purposes, but no labor here.
I think shes just not ready yet, which makes a lot of sense considering I still have a week and a half until my EDD, but its just frustrating because the longer I go with high BP being consistent, the closer I get to risking out and walking into a hospital induction, so she gets forced out anyways.
Yeah I was wondering how long it would take to kick in for its "intended" purpose. Guess your baby's just not cooked yet. Despite the fact that inductions suck, I gather that they *do* go well for most people so if it comes to that I guess that's the good news.

DH and I are headed out to dinner tonight (gotta take my mom up on her free babysitting services while we can!) We keep hoping we'll have to cancel one of these days, but so far the baby seems happy where he/she is.
post #26 of 35
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Lizafava~ You guys have HFM? That's funny, I thought only kids got that? Cromac got it last year pretty much immediatly after having chicken pox! Gross and gross!
It does feel pretty lame to have a toddler's disease! I can't figure out what else it could be though. Hugo just had it, and now A and I have the sores and the crabbiness. I didn't know you guys had chicken pox last year! Lucky!
post #27 of 35
Sorry Phoenix... but, um, at least you're not bored anymore... uh, right? Wish it was a different kind of entertainment though...

My just-barely-pg sister (6w) had the gall to complain about her two weeks of nausea last pregnancy with an upity air at my Dad's birthday/Father's day party this afternoon - I about socked her. She was feeling all self-righteous about how it was the "worst two weeks of the whole thing". If I felt more understanding of anything or anyone today I would have let it slide - but I looked at my DH and rolled my eyes. She has yet to experience REAL morning sickness and, um, honey, I don't think I want to hear the complaint today. (I love her so, but today, I could have done without the complaining).

I am baffled still why this child is still in here, wondering if it's going to really be like another week +. I am just lost at any expectations and it's weird... I just take it day by day, thinking it's going to be a while still... and wondering why the heck that is. No doubt about my dates (only one drunk night to blame that one on ) and I have the 10 - 14 dpo's tests pictures still in my drawer as evidence that it's pretty spot on... my u/s said baby was measuring ahead by 11 days when we had it back in the day and I've usually had my kids relatively early (2 of the 3 have been before 38w 3d and the longest was 39w 3d). Maybe because they were all boys?? But don't boys mature slower in the womb?

Ugh, who knows... obviously I have too much time to consider the nuances of late pg.

On a cool note, I finally made my birth-bead necklace and it looks awesome! I've had several comments and I've only worn it for 24 hours. I loved re-reading the sentiments with each bead and putting it all together... it was theraputic yesterday.
post #28 of 35
kltroy, I was induced with DD1 and it sucked so bad : I know every birth is different, but I'm so scared of it going down a similar path....

ETA: sorry, I'm trying to stay positive, but its just a little depressing is all. Sorry.....
post #29 of 35
i'm still pregnant too

40 plus 5 today. my mom and i picked tomorrow as our day we'd like baby to come, so maybe it's listening i had so many good early labor contrax today and really thought things would pick up...we went to the inlaws for fathers day dinner and it petered out. bah. hoping to wake up in a few hrs in labor, because i am REALLY hoping this babe comes thru the night so i don't have to ship all the kids out.

hang in there, mamas, we are CLOSE! i've decided I'm not overdue, I'm just Superdue. sounds better, don't you think??

i have another appt tomorrow and we're going to do another stretch and sweep...my babies just seem to want broken waters before they decide to come out...but we won't do that until 42ish.
post #30 of 35
Lost some of my plug this morning and started having sporadic but stronger ctx. Went to my dad's for lunch but I just felt like I wanted to be at home so dh and I went back and my parents watched the kids for the afternoon which was heaven. Dh and I took a 3 hr nap and a hike but ctx didn't change so I called my dad and he brought the kids back around 7:30. Now the ctx are still short and sporadic but getting a little more intense. I'm trying to get dd to sleep (she won't go to bed for dh), but she is saying that there are too many faeries in our house and they keep biting her knees??

Off to try and put her to sleep again. I REALLY need her to go to sleep soon and see if I can't kick start labor.
post #31 of 35
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Lost some of my plug this morning and started having sporadic but stronger ctx. Went to my dad's for lunch but I just felt like I wanted to be at home so dh and I went back and my parents watched the kids for the afternoon which was heaven. Dh and I took a 3 hr nap and a hike but ctx didn't change so I called my dad and he brought the kids back around 7:30. Now the ctx are still short and sporadic but getting a little more intense. I'm trying to get dd to sleep (she won't go to bed for dh), but she is saying that there are too many faeries in our house and they keep biting her knees??

Off to try and put her to sleep again. I REALLY need her to go to sleep soon and see if I can't kick start labor.
ELV and good wishes to you mama!!
post #32 of 35
*mama moose* - I really believe that your body is going to surprise you... you'll go into labor spontaneously when it's time for you and your babe. Hang in there, you're doing great!!

BirthFree - I'm glad you got your birthbeads strung up... Post a pic if you get a chance. I'm so excited about wearing mine when it's time! Oh, and I've decided that my babe is waiting for yours to be born. No cutting in line, you know. So, in the meantime I'm going to send all my labor vibes to you. Hopefully, that will stop my prodomal crap and tip you over the edge into full-blown labor. Sound like a deal???
post #33 of 35
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~MamaJava~ -
Ooh I like the idea of being "Superdue" rather than "overdue". Then again, I find it amusing to tell people I was due last week and see the looks on their faces. At least you're dilated enough to *have* a stretch and sweep - even at 40 weeks there was no way anyone could get a finger in there for me : I told my baby that Wednesday would be a good day for a birthday.

*mama moose* don't get discouraged! I'm sure everything will work out ok and your little one will decide to make an appearance on its own time. Guess all you can do is try and relax and keep the BP low so she has time to cook a little longer.
post #34 of 35
Good morning everybody! Yes, it is the 16th here already, so I'm late for the update again.
I'm 39+2 today and even though nothing 'happened' I feel like things are definitely moving the right way. baby hasn't dropped yet, but I am getting to the point where I think about getting up and doing the dishes at least twice...!

Katherine, I'm so sorry about your water dilemma! Ugh, that would just about give me the rest now... Here we've had enough rain recently, so our containers are full, but even if they weren't we could just call the 'water-man' and have him come with a truck full of water...

The day before yesterday my mw commented that my feet looked swollen and when I looked down on them, I saw this hideous pair of elephant feet at the end of my legs : ! Aw, well... It'll all pass, I guess.
Actually yesterday was a really good day, bc my birth helper problem kind of solved itself. My mw has her 5yo DD with her who is very focused on her mommy and kind of high maintenance and DP and I were starting to worry about her being around when I'm in labor... I already saw myself just shouting at the kid bc she wouldn't shut up when I needed some quiet or whatever... We all agreed that it would be best to have a babysitter, but who? I actually had a preference but was totally unsure if this friend of mine would a) want to help and b) be able to handle the little girl. We went to visit this friend yesterday and it went PERFECT! She seemed to hit it of with the 5yo right away and actually asked us before I could even bring it up if we needed a helper and she'd love to come and babysit and help out in whichever way possible!
It's like all the pieces are falling into place.

Today DP is installing a sling above the brth tub, so I can 'hang in there' and hold onto something while laboring. My project for the day is to get the material for some stuff I want to make our bed baby-safe with.

Oh, and we watched Shrek the Third last night and I just can't get over the babysitter-dwarf! 'where's the baby?' cracking me up, honestly! If you are bored and don't have anything more important to do, watch this movie - it's quite appropriate for our situation as they are expecting a baby and there is a baby-shower and anyways - I found it very entertaining.

Okay, everybelly, sending you positive vibes from my part of the planet and a good night. I'll get going to do stuff now.
post #35 of 35
Hi,

I have been pretty quiet on the board these days. I can't bring myself to read the birth stories just yet, some of them are making me nervous about my own impending birth (even though I am happy for the moms with new babies!)

I will be 39 weeks on Wednesday. I knew that everyone telling me I would deliver early was going to jinx me! My good friend is due the same day as I am (with her first) and she keeps saying "I know you will go first". I am still not overdue yet, but I am ready! Ready to get labor over with, even though my first was easy. I am ready to be over the hassle of hoping I don't go into labor in the middle of the night (I don't want to have to call my neighbors and wake them up). I am ready to get past the wondering and hoping that the baby is perfect and healthy. Mostly though, I want to meet the newest member of our family and start living life with 2 kids, as hard as it will be!

Dd is really starting to get clingy with me, which is not helping my crabbiness. I am trying so hard to relate to what it must be like for a 4 year old to anticipate change and have to share her mother, but at the same time she is driving me crazy! I adore her to pieces but I need my space before I start all over with another baby. Let's just say I am not handling it in the most mature way Tonight we both ended up in tears as I was trying to calmly explain why she (absent a nap) needed to brush her teeth and get into bed. Dh just watched the whole thing until I threatened to kick him in the shins if he didn't step in. Happy Father's day to him

Anyway, dh and I walked about 5 miles today, including up a huge hill, hoping to kick start labor. I am feeling intermittent bhs but with no real pattern. I am starting to feel them in my cervix though, so I hope they are doing something!

I am trying to keep this all in perspective, I am sure i will miss being pregnant once the baby is earthside.

Off to read the NY Times!

Good luck and good night to all of us still waiting (im)patiently!

Jacqueline
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