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post #1 of 117
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I am! I have been having prelabor since the 7th! Every night, same old, same old. The only difference is every night the contractions are a bit stronger. I keep thinking...."could this be it?", and then nope, it isn't.

How are the rest of you still pregnant mama's doing?
post #2 of 117
I AM!! I AM!!

I'm so confused by my body... One night I had 5 hours of contractions that were 2-5 mins apart and lasted 30-60 seconds long. Then I had bloody show. Then crazy pelvic pressure like my daughter was FORCING herself into my vagina, lol. And now my cervix apparently has moved really close whereas I couldn't reach it, but all of the other things are completely gone... even the constant BH contractions I had been getting for weeks. I've given up and convinced myself I'll be pregnant forever, lol. Still got 6 days til my due date and am trying to keep my mind off of when she'll come to try and preserve my sanity, lol. I'm sure she's gonna go overdue just cause she can, lmao! Oh well... I get to enjoy my big ol' belly for a little while longer!!
post #3 of 117
Me too! I'm ready to have her here just so I can stop worrying about my BP (which is probably making it even higher, I'm sure). I had acupuncture this evening to try to induce, and I've had a few contractions here and there, but nothing substantial or with any regularity. Here's to hoping it picks up throughout the night or tomorrow!
post #4 of 117
Still pregnant here too. I'm not experiencing much in the way of pre labor, so it could be quite a while to wait for me. I haven't started EPO yet, just keep thinking I won't need it, but perhaps I should start taking it since my body has never dilated past a 3 before.
post #5 of 117
me

not expecting to pop any time soon either. edd is the 24th. feeling more pressure below today, nothing much else going on. am trying to fight off a horrendous cold (thanks dd ) so going into labor now is not an option, i don't have the energy for that at all.
post #6 of 117
12 days past my due date here. Baby is quite happy where he/she is. I, on the other hand, am quite ready to have this baby. It's funny how one can WANT to go through the pain and mess of labor. Must be hormones.
post #7 of 117
I am, but I'm not due until the last day of the month

I have contrax every. single. night. for the last .... forever. I thought day before yesterday, maybe something was up cause they were actually regular and I felt like puking, but nope, never got any stronger... I'm officially dilated to 2cm and effaced. OB appt today, got checked for a yeast infection, which I have : and told him to go ahead and check me-- 2cm is what I estimated when I checked last. OB said if I hit 40 weeks and still hadn't had the babe, he'd be happy to induce me I was talking about pubic bone pain, so I know he was just trying to make me feel better, it was meant as a joke or reassurance, but still...

The kid is still OP but hasn't dropped, which is good. I need to spend more time with my butt in the air and trying to make it wiggle on over to the side. The only time I can feel a butt is when I first wake up. Wonder if kiddo will drop before I go into labor, or during labor? DD dropped at like 6 months, so I had a big ole head between my legs for the whole last trimester. This one keeps shoving it's hands over it's head and into my cervix.

Can I rant for a minute? I feel like I'm on such an emotional rollercoaster. Hard core bitch-mode.

I'm just so darned uncomfortable, and sleep deprived... the cat is driving me insane. She has been sleeping on my tummy/side part of the night while I sleep, but for the past two nights, the baby kicks so she SWATS it, with claws. ::: The cat is officially banned from the bedroom.

We are packing to move, right... Dh keeps doing brilliant things like PACKING ALL THE TOOLS IN A BOX AND SEALING IT. Yes dear, we NEED the tools, but we need them ACCESSIBLE NOW. And he put all those books in a GIANT box, so no one can pick it up, ever. And says we now have an excuse to buy a dolly *sigh*

DD is on "fall break" from preschool all week and has 2 back teeth left to fully come in. So whine, whine, whine. I feel bad for her, I really empathize, but I need some empathy, too. I can't bend down well because of the pubic pain, so she'll get mad at me and deliberately put toys or clean clothes in the floor, and tell me to pick it up. In like a snotty teenager voice. It's horrible. She is a sweetheart most of the time, but boy, when she's in a mood, she lets the world know... well, at least I know where she gets it

Oh, I'll be glad when I'm my cool mellow self again. At the same time, I'm still hoping baby will be late and we can get into our house before he/she gets here!!! (I could handle 12 days past due date... I really could... I may need crazy pills by then, but at least I wouldn't be moving with a newborn)
post #8 of 117
My due date is the 16th... but there are no signs this little one is coming. I'm just taking it one day at a time, and trying not be be anxious.
post #9 of 117
OOh!! Me too! I'll be 39 weeks in an hour and a half I NEVER thought I'd actually be this pregnant since my first came at 37 weeks. I'm ready though. My husband heard me saying "bring it on" in the bathroom last night as I lost more and more of my MP. He said "Jenn... You're losing it." He didn't know I was losing my MP

I worked a 12 hour shift today and am hoping it's my last. If it's not then I will work next week and that will be it until I go back for goodsies.

If it weren't for the constant pre-labor and every night of intense contractions only to fizzle out when I go to bed, I'd be happy as a clam
post #10 of 117
i think teh October "who is left" thread is dead.... so now i get to join the Sept. "who is left" lol!

im trying to be optimistic but at this point im kind of feeling down about it all. im 42 weeks and 3 days now. I said i would not worry until 42 weeks..i would be patient and not try to rush things....well, im kind of past that point now. and not feeling great about it.

sorry to be a downer right now but i have been having constant contrax for the last 4 weeks AND this week i am nauseous and have dry heaves all the time. its like my body is TRYING to go into labor but isnt doing it. at least not yet.
post #11 of 117
I'm still here! And I'm jealous of all these baby announcements!

PassionateWriter -
post #12 of 117
I am here and sooo ready for babe's arrival....due in 4 days and will probalby go over..not happy about it..
post #13 of 117
Still waiting for Jacks arrival here. We have a football game ( meaning my 16yr old) I hope its exciting LOL maybe jumping and screaming will do SOMETHING. LOL my next chance would be sunday ( my labors always happen when I WANT to do something) My son's girlfriend sings at our church and she has a beautiful voice then at 230 my 4yr old has a soccer game.

IF I hold out to the 23rd all 4 of my boys will have the scoripio sign for the zodiac.... wild huh
post #14 of 117
Me, too. 40 weeks tomorrow! I haven't hadn't many of the painful contractions I was having. Actually, it's been about 3 days with hardly any after two weeks of ridiculousness! Who knows what's going on!
post #15 of 117
Still 100% pregnant here but not due til the 25th. Have been having braxton-hicks that get regular for a few hours most nights then settle down once I get in bed. Nothing hard to deal with. I'm expecting to be pregnant til my due date and possibly go over. Feeling pretty good except for havinga horrible day yesterday.

PW!
post #16 of 117
Me too! I am due tomorrow!
post #17 of 117
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Originally Posted by mamanurse View Post
OOh!! Me too! I'll be 39 weeks in an hour and a half I NEVER thought I'd actually be this pregnant since my first came at 37 weeks. I'm ready though. My husband heard me saying "bring it on" in the bathroom last night as I lost more and more of my MP. He said "Jenn... You're losing it." He didn't know I was losing my MP

I worked a 12 hour shift today and am hoping it's my last. If it's not then I will work next week and that will be it until I go back for goodsies.

If it weren't for the constant pre-labor and every night of intense contractions only to fizzle out when I go to bed, I'd be happy as a clam
That's funny! I check the tp every single time and get so excited when I see mucus, as if it actually means anything!
post #18 of 117
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Originally Posted by PassionateWriter View Post
i think teh October "who is left" thread is dead.... so now i get to join the Sept. "who is left" lol!

im trying to be optimistic but at this point im kind of feeling down about it all. im 42 weeks and 3 days now. I said i would not worry until 42 weeks..i would be patient and not try to rush things....well, im kind of past that point now. and not feeling great about it.

sorry to be a downer right now but i have been having constant contrax for the last 4 weeks AND this week i am nauseous and have dry heaves all the time. its like my body is TRYING to go into labor but isnt doing it. at least not yet.
I've been thinking about you lately, and I know how I felt at 41wks with Colin. I cannot imagine being 42+. I do hope that your baby comes soon! I hate to be all patronizey (if it comes off like that, I hate when people say things like that to me or "you're so close!" grrr!), but you've done such a wonderful job so far! I admire you. I don't know how I'd be feeling where you are! Surely my husband would've left me by now (basing that on how terrible I am now, I'm sure he'd love to run for the hills ). I hope your little one comes today!!!
post #19 of 117
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Originally Posted by mkmb129 View Post
I've been thinking about you lately, and I know how I felt at 41wks with Colin. I cannot imagine being 42+. I do hope that your baby comes soon! I hate to be all patronizey (if it comes off like that, I hate when people say things like that to me or "you're so close!" grrr!), but you've done such a wonderful job so far! I admire you. I don't know how I'd be feeling where you are! Surely my husband would've left me by now (basing that on how terrible I am now, I'm sure he'd love to run for the hills ). I hope your little one comes today!!!
thank you for replying. i have such a trust in birth and am so against any intervention w/o a solid medical reason, but going this far has really tested that resolve. I have struggled w/ this all week but at this point i think i have a modified view from my previous view. I think I trust birth and no interventions until 42 weeks. I think after that point, its a case by case basis and in my case, I think I may need a jump start for some reason. I have struggled w/ admitting this and w/ talking to my DP about it but as a VBA2CS (w/ one VBAC under my belt 2.9 years ago), I just feel that my body needs a bit of assistance. I am not feeling pressure from anyone to do this (certainly not my MW) but this is where I am right now and am seriously considering allowing my MW to strip my membranes today to see if it works. I have done a black/blue cohosh regime for 9 hours and last night did an enema (OMG that fraking hurt), I have done accupuncturist, I see a chiro 2-3 times a week......I have eaten eggplant and pineapple and had gobs of sex (hahaha).....I hate to succumb to my fears but I guess like I said above, my trust and faith slide at 42 weeks.
post #20 of 117
There is certainly a reason we have such interventions, imo. Over used now a days, but I do think some people really do need a push. And if you're feelin uncomfortable now, you should go with that. I really hope stripping your membranes helps!
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