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post #21 of 117
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I am still here this morning I had fairly bad cramps all last evening and throughout the night off and on. Now this morning the cramps are back and I have a low backache along with stronger BH ctx. I just so want this to turn into something but I am NOT getting my hopes up.

s to all you other mama's.
post #22 of 117
Yes! I'm still very much pregnant as well. Due on the 29th.
I don't feel anything regular going on - just a little crampy.
Also, I've a really bad cold! So congested, and I'm not sleeping very well. DH thinks the babe isn't going to come until I get better.
Part of me hopes that's true because I'm afraid I won't have energy for labor.
But the other part of me doesn't care & just wants to hold my baby already!
ahhh.
Soooo jealous (& joyous, of course) of all the birth announcements.
post #23 of 117
Me too! Six days post dates now, which is pretty typical for me. I woke up this morning exhausted though, which isn't usual. We are vegatating at home today, watching TV and eating popsicles. He'll get here soon, I hope.
post #24 of 117
I'm still here too!! 41 weeks and 2 days BH seem to be getting a little stronger, but nothing to get excited about!
post #25 of 117
Count me in. I am also 6 days past my EDD. I didn't realize the end of pregnancy was this emotionally trying.

My DH is so patient. I am not. My body has been doing prelabor like contractions since 36 weeks. That made me think I wouldn't go over like I am doing. I am going in for a non stress test this afternoon and I am going to ask if the midwife will do a membrane sweep. She may not but I think it might be the push that would actually get me out of prodromal labor and into the real thing.

Last night I had such a bad lower back ache. I have had one for over 4 weeks but this one was worse. It went away this morning though! Gah. I think my body needs a push in the right direction.

to you PW. I have a friend who went 42 weeks 2 days and she said it was really hard! I think you are doing the right thing with nudging your body. I have been researching membrane sweeps I think they are a good choice if your body is getting close to laboring. They won't force your body unless you are ready. Take care!
post #26 of 117
I am 40 weeks 5 days today. It's been a week and a half since I had any real prelabor. My BH in the evenings have a slight crampy edge to them but never progress to anything. I was in a terrible mood for a few days about it all, but now I am feeling better. I think my LO is LOT so I have been trying to lean forward more, but it's so hard because I am tired and just want to lounge around. I wonder if I don't go into real labor because of malpositioning? I am trying to do at least 150 pelvic rocks everyday. I think the worst part about it is not being able to see him and know that he's ok, I am constantly worried that he's not moving enough.

PW, we are all rooting for you!
post #27 of 117
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I am 40 weeks 5 days today. It's been a week and a half since I had any real prelabor. My BH in the evenings have a slight crampy edge to them but never progress to anything. I was in a terrible mood for a few days about it all, but now I am feeling better. I think my LO is LOT so I have been trying to lean forward more, but it's so hard because I am tired and just want to lounge around. I wonder if I don't go into real labor because of malpositioning? I am trying to do at least 150 pelvic rocks everyday. I think the worst part about it is not being able to see him and know that he's ok, I am constantly worried that he's not moving enough.

PW, we are all rooting for you!
This is what I was thinking for me, too. There's a reason it's not turned into labor. I think it's positioning as well. I've been doing pelvic tilts in hopes of getting her where she needs to be.
post #28 of 117
I'm still here. Edd of the 27th or the 29th, depending on which doc I see. I've had NOTHING to signify labor is close. No regular ctx, no mucus plug, no blood, NOTHING!! I haven't been checked yet and can't reach my cervix, so who knows. Since I was early induced because of pre-e with dd, I am really excited to experience what going into labor all by myself feels like. But at this moment, I just feel uncomfortable. I keep telling myself that nobody ever stayed pregnant FOREVER. They all come out, one way or another!

Good luck to all of you feeling closer than me. I hope you are holding your little bundles ASAP.
post #29 of 117
Still here and not expecting babe for another week at least (due 10/25). Feeling good and just trying to get a bunch of stuff done around the house today. I need to go grocery shopping too since we have almost nothing in the house and need to be able to feed everyone here during the labor/birth. :
post #30 of 117
Me too- due in 4 days and feeling poopy. :
post #31 of 117
<delurking> me... but I'm only 37 weeks--still longer than I've been pg before though! I don't feel like this one is coming any time soon. Physically I feel fine but emotionally, let's not go there.
post #32 of 117
Count me in the physically doing fine but emotional wreck category!!! I swear I will never, EVER, say all those rote phrases about "baby will come out when s/he's ready"... "no one ever stayed pg forever"... to a woman at the end of her pregnancy again!!! I had no idea how slowly one could go insane waiting for their baby! 39 weeks tomorrow too, so it's not like I've got anything to complain about even!

PW - I think it's totally natural for one to start questioning their faith at 42+ weeks. Stripping membranes is one of the least interventionist ways to push your body over into labor when things like what you've been doing haven't been working. Just wondering about positioning for you too? Is baby in a funky position that maybe the head isn't applied well to cervix? Hang in there, you've been so strong and inspiring!
post #33 of 117
Lol, I peeked in this forum a couple days ago and wondered if I was the only one still pregnant in here! 38 weeks and on the clock here, as I'm going for a VBAC but in a military hospital. I am very happy there, as opposed to my civvie doc who would be cutting me open tomorrow if I hadn't fired him, but still I won't be able to go much past my due date without a huge fight on my hands.

DS came about a week early though, and this one is settling in just fine I think. : to those of you who are ready to pop now though, hurry-up-and-wait sucks!
post #34 of 117
I'm either 40+6 or 41, here. The braxton hicks contractions are getting on my nerves. I am so so so so glad I'm no longer at work - I would have killed someone by now - no, I have not had the baby yet!

PassionateWriter, we're all rooting for you! I'm debating asking about having my membranes swept, and I'm more than a week behind you. I too am not thrilled with the idea of going much past 42. I hope something kicks in very soon for you!
post #35 of 117
I'm still pregnant! Baby's due date (according to midwives) is October 22, so I have some time before any induction discussions. I think she's descending, and I've been having lots of "practice contrax" the last week or so. I'm 100% effaced & was 2 cm dilated last time she checked. Which means little, I know. I'm doing pretty well physically, but it is really hard to wait. I'm trying to do my hypnosis scripts and drink chamomile tea to stay calm. Being at home doesn't help...so wishing I was still working right now!

Best of luck to those who are approaching or past their due dates!
post #36 of 117
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Count me in the physically doing fine but emotional wreck category!!! I swear I will never, EVER, say all those rote phrases about "baby will come out when s/he's ready"... "no one ever stayed pg forever"... to a woman at the end of her pregnancy again!!! I had no idea how slowly one could go insane waiting for their baby!
Yes, it is sooooooo irritating! I HATE hearing that! What makes it worse is hearing it from people who just had babies : A few friends who recently had babies (1.5mos-2wks ago) keep saying similar things or asking when she'll be here, or 'where' she is and it drives me up the effing wall!
post #37 of 117
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I am not even due for another 11 days and I am already getting phone calls and emails checking to see if I have had the baby or if I am in the hospital. It is driving me nuts!!!!! DH keeps telling me that the baby will come when it wants and I am ready to slap him LOL. I just wish people could go away and leave me locked up in my house and when the baby comes then I will make the announcement. I don't need everyone bugging me.
post #38 of 117
I'm still here, 38+4 today. But I feel I've got a slight advantage (in some ways) of having a known birth date - 27 October. I'm having a caesarean birth as my baby is breech, I've tried absolutely everything to turn her including ECV but she's not interested. Please no advice about vaginal breech birth, I know it's possible but I've done a lot of research and decided given our hospital etc, cs will be safer (they don't offer midwife-led natural breech birth, only obstetrician-led breech delivery which is more dangerous for the baby than cs). Am disappointed but have decided to think positively about the cs - unless of course she decides to turn in the next week. I'm pleased that because the hospital think my dates are a week later than they actually are, I've been able to squeeze in an extra week of tummy-time for the baby - they think the cs is scheduled for 39+1 but actually it's 40+1 . Also I've been getting crampy pains a little at night time since Friday so I feel at least my body is gearing up.
post #39 of 117
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Zimbah I just want to say that I agree with your choice (given your options) to do a c/s. Obstetrician led breech deliveries is a scary, scary scenario. Plus you have given your baby that extra week....good for you!!!!
post #40 of 117
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Originally Posted by trimestersdoula View Post
I am not even due for another 11 days and I am already getting phone calls and emails checking to see if I have had the baby or if I am in the hospital. It is driving me nuts!!!!! DH keeps telling me that the baby will come when it wants and I am ready to slap him LOL. I just wish people could go away and leave me locked up in my house and when the baby comes then I will make the announcement. I don't need everyone bugging me.
Right there with ya! I made the horrible mistake of telling everyone that I was having acupuncture done yesterday to try to induce due to high BP. I have been answering the phone constantly since--I answer, "Nothing yet." Hopefully my tone is getting through that they need to STOP calling!
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