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post #21 of 48
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after a long night's sleep for me, i'm feeling much better. no more ctx for the time being, but we all know how quickly all that can change. i've got a MW appt at 1:30pm today, although i expect it to be rather standard. i had a very very very short one on wed too, just to check babe's heart tones and my BP (both were excellent), so i imagine today will be rather quick as well.

has anyone else been craving carby foods lately? normally i try to get some good protein in at every meal, but in the past week or so, i just want more carbs. maybe it's instinctual carbo-loading or something, kinda like how athletes carbo-load before big events. i dunno what it is, but i think i've had potato something with dinner every single night and cereal for breakfast every morning for a week straight now!
post #22 of 48
40w4d today. I ate super spicey red curry thai tofu for dinner last night, I mean, HOT. I like things 1*, this was 4*. I ate the whole thing, drank about a 1/2 gallon of RRL, took my EPO and had a few contractions and some heartburn and nothing.
I don't have anything going on, no discharge, no MP. Boo. Just crampy, like menstrual cramps, but that's it.

I'm hungry again. I'm always hungry. I wish I had a maid who would go make me some homemade waffles with tons of syrup and butter. Yummm..... and a big mimosa and some raspberries..... drool....
post #23 of 48
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has anyone else been craving carby foods lately? normally i try to get some good protein in at every meal, but in the past week or so, i just want more carbs. maybe it's instinctual carbo-loading or something, kinda like how athletes carbo-load before big events. i dunno what it is, but i think i've had potato something with dinner every single night and cereal for breakfast every morning for a week straight now!
I'm glad to know it isn't just me coping with this at the moment! It's really like I can't possibly get enough carbs. I eat a ton of them with every meal (and sometimes a granola bar in between!), but it's just never enough!

I wondered the same thing about instinctual carbo-loading...
post #24 of 48
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... I got a great gift today! : Bloody show! ...
Bloody show is a nice sign. Of course, I had 5 days of it before I got to "real" labour but at least it was something new after all the aimless contractions, .

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...has anyone else been craving carby foods lately? normally i try to get some good protein in at every meal, but in the past week or so, i just want more carbs. maybe it's instinctual carbo-loading or something, kinda like how athletes carbo-load before big events...
That is what I experienced the last week of pregnancy. I don't eat a lot of carbs and I never crave them, but I suddenly needed pasta and bread desperately. There are various books that mention carb-loading in preparation for labour and birth.
post #25 of 48
still here, still contracting away...
post #26 of 48
Oooh Spark and DawnaRose, hoping today is your babies birthdays!

Pazerific, yep, I'm TOTALLY carb loading and craving. Which is odd, since I haven't been for the whole pregnancy until now...hmmm.

Last night had more menstrual cramp type feelings from the evening and even all night when I was waking up to pee (like 5x), combined with the strongest BH ctx yet. I'm hoping my body is prepping, even if it takes a few weeks!
post #27 of 48
It seems like their is less and less of us each day...

Ok now I'm hungry. I always crave carb, but now want some protein. However, at dinner if their aren't enough carbs I do not get full at all.

I'm doing better now after some sleep. I have an acupuncture appt today at 3pm so we will see if this helps anything along. I am crampy right now, but not contracting. I am taking the boys to a parade right afterwards so maybe my body will know it isn't a good time and do something

Spark & DawnaRose I hope you go into real labor soon!!
post #28 of 48
still pregnant, still contracting...baby has turned from op to loa though! woohoo!
that moon was beautiful through my girl's bedroom window last night. hoping it helps things along.
post #29 of 48
Still preggers here too... Dh fell asleep before we could DTD last night and I didn't sleep... the heartburn last night sucked. And we're almost out of water, so unless I go get more (and I can't fill the big jugs) then I have to wait til DH gets home...

But I am crampy and it's pretty painful... I would just like a baby before the end of the weekend lol it's not asking too much.

I'm not answering my mom's calls again today... I will not answer them. She works today and tomorrow anyways but not until like 3-11 but at least she can only call for so long. I just feel like sending my dad an email for her. "Yes I will talk to you about what you want to talk about, however you need to respect that I can't do it right now. I need to focus on baby. Please understand." but she didn't get it when I told her the other day... *sigh*

DD got up early too so just as I was going to get some sleep I was rudely awake:

She's happy playing, I'm going back to lay down.
post #30 of 48

Long!

Had my appointment yesterday with the nurse practitioner that I just love to pieces. I haven't gained any weight and my BP was good (120/70) and the baby's HB was 148, I haven't dilated any further and I am measuring 36 weeks (I'll be 38 on Saturday - I've been measuring 2 weeks behind this whole time due to the fluids being low...). We chatted about a few things (including the fact that I am still throwing up every morning and she gave me a new prescription.) and then when she was feeling my tummy for where Ashley was, I said, "She's still breech, isn't she?" She said, "I am pretty sure she is, so let's go get Linda (the u/s tech) and get a quick peek." So we waited a few minutes for her to finish up with someone else and we headed in. Sure enough, she is NOT head down! Oh no! not MY child! She is COMPLETELY TRANSVERSE! Her head is smack dab on the right side and her bum smack dab on the left side! *sigh* So they checked to make sure there was enough fluid to even DO a version. Well, there were a few pockets, but Michelle (the NP) wasn't sure if it was enough to do the version, so she said that she would talk to me dr about it and then call me back. Well, my dr had left to go to the hospital to deliver a baby, so she said it would be a couple of hours before I heard back. Well, by 2:30 she called and said that Dr B was still at the hospital, so she had talked it over with Dr. Messer (the other doc in the practice who ended up delivering Calvin) so that I wouldn't be on pins and needles waiting. Dr Messer said that yes, there was enough fluid, but only because she is transverse and basically "halfway there". So, Michelle asked me if I had been plan on an epidural and I told her yes. She said good. They were working to coordinate the doctor's schedules and the hospital schedule and if Ashley doesn't decide to flip down and come on her own by Tuesday, then they are going to have me come in, get my epidural, do the version once that kicks in and then induce me if the version doesn't kick me into labor (which I guess a lot of times it does.) so that we don't have to worry about her turning back once they get her down. Of course, she did inform me that there is a risk that she would still try to flip back up while I'm laboring requiring a c-section or that doing the version might put her in fetal distress, also resulting in a c, but I am okay with that. I'm not going to be hung up on the fact that I might not get to have her vaginally. As long as she gets here safely and we are both healthy, then by all means, do what cha gotta do to get her here! (The reason they are doing this now instead of waiting things out or waiting until I am past due is because my fluid levels are looking like they are going back down again and they want to get her here before it goes down any more.

So, if she doesn't turn on her own and come before Tuesday, that's my day! I am feeling a LOT less stress knowing that I have a "goal date" now and that she will be coming then and I don't have to freak out over her low fluids! I just have to keep a watch on her movements so that they don't slow down, etc. If they do, then I'm to go right to the hospital and they will do the version then and get me going, etc.

I've been doing everything on spinningbabies to get this LO to turn on her own so I don't have to get that version and hopefully once she's head down she'll hurry and come on her own!!!!!
post #31 of 48
i am 39 weeks!

i had not made a single thing for the new one yet, so i did today thinking maybe that is why he isnt born yet. now he can be born and have his very own blanket- i even embroidered his full name on it! if that isnt tempting, i dont know what is!

my last baby was born at 4 am on the day i turned 39 weeks. please, do not let this one wait until 44 weeks!

i too check my own cervix and it is much more forward than it had been. his head is very very low. c'mon full moon!
post #32 of 48
Kerri, what about the Webster technique (from a chiropractor) and acupuncture? My bf did the acupuncture on my pinkie toes, and it turned the baby, who was also transverse. She snuck her head back out again, but I feel confident that we can get that head in my pelvis again, too. The little frozen veggie/hot pack thing seemed to help too. I hope it works!
post #33 of 48
Well back from the docs. He didn't do a check (which is okay by me I guess - I would hate to be disappointed in any lack of progress really), but he did say that the baby's head has moved right down in the pelvis (is that the same as engaged?). I totally noticed that this morning too- way more pressure, cramping, achy pelvis etc... ao I hope that is a good sign.
I am also overanalyzing toilet paper -anyone else obsessed lately? I think there is a pink tinge to my discharge but maybe it is the lighting in my bathroom? I feel like I did when TTC and trying to see that second line on a pg test! LOL
post #34 of 48
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Well back from the docs. He didn't do a check (which is okay by me I guess - I would hate to be disappointed in any lack of progress really), but he did say that the baby's head has moved right down in the pelvis (is that the same as engaged?). I totally noticed that this morning too- way more pressure, cramping, achy pelvis etc... ao I hope that is a good sign.
I am also overanalyzing toilet paper -anyone else obsessed lately? I think there is a pink tinge to my discharge but maybe it is the lighting in my bathroom? I feel like I did when TTC and trying to see that second line on a pg test! LOL
hee, I totally am doing the TP Tango now .

Just like TTC...

yay for baby moving down!
post #35 of 48
Still hanging out here, not quite 39 weeks yet. My midwife will be out of town this weekend, which of course meant my body started up the prodromal labor last night in hopes of a UC. Today is my little girl's 2nd birthday so I'm just happy to not go into labor today!
post #36 of 48
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I am also overanalyzing toilet paper -anyone else obsessed lately? I think there is a pink tinge to my discharge but maybe it is the lighting in my bathroom? I feel like I did when TTC and trying to see that second line on a pg test! LOL
I stalk too! I never see anything "good". I used to stalk the TP when for implantation bleeding or signs of AF when I was TTC. And of course when I was newly pregnant. It's like when I bought 100 OPKs and used them all up BEFORE I ever had my first pp AF. Umm, Got Issues?
post #37 of 48
Happy birthday to your dd, and happy birthing-versary to, Red Sonja!!
post #38 of 48
Yep, stalking the TP here as well and nothing
Just got back from my acupuncture appt. Oh wow, I am already feeling some light contractions and even more crampy and pressure now : I really hope to go tonight or tommorow. She said it could take up to 24 hours and showed me what to have DH do for acupressure as well. I'm getting ready to go to the parade and now I'm not so sure that was a good idea- my birthing ball is calling my name I'll update when I get back tonight

Come on full moon, let's have some babies!!
post #39 of 48
mhaddon, oooh, sending you vibes! I might have to look into accupuncture if this works...

I've also noticed we're slowing down, less births now, not as much excitement every day!

Thinking about Teneal/Tenk! Hoping your induction went well and Bodie is snuggled with you right now.


My baby is wiggling around a lot right now, lots of BH ctx. Just taking it easy here, looking forward to a nice weekend with my DH, and looking forward to my mw appointment on Monday.

edited to add:

OMG, my baby just went NUTS for about 30 minutes. Seriously, more movement than I've ever, ever felt before. Now she seems to be sleeping again. Is this normal? Whoa. I hope so.
post #40 of 48
i had my baby!! he is the best ever. he was born around 3 this morning and my family is so perfect. and i had the best midwives. and i was so sure i would go super late like i did with ds. but i wasn't even 41 weeks yet!!

the afterpains are killer.

anyways, stats:

born at home, caught by dp/dad.
9 pounds 4 ounces (my biggest baby yet, dd was 8/8, ds was 7/12)
super sweet and soft and good smelling.

ELVs all around. :
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