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#121 of 151 Old 11-02-2011, 04:11 AM
 
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Tank- I really don't have a choice when it comes to work, I have to. I will get some time off after the baby comes.

 

I have my midwife appt tonight, and hoping that she is able to do a good stretch and sweep. She did one last week too, but I was only 1-2 cm, hoping for more this week. Woke up to a little more bloody mucus, so that made me happy! lol Makes me feel like something is happening.

 

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I really do need him most after the baby is born.  He just doesn't get it.  We really can't afford for him to take any more time off than we planned which is a week.  We can't even afford for me to be taking time off to have the baby but we have to do it and ask for help from family if it comes down to that.


can you get your MW to talk to him? You really, really need a lot of help the first week. For you to heal and be ready for him to go back to work (and, by the way, for you to be ready earlier to work yourself) you need to take that one week of full rest seriously. That means he will have to do everything. And do ask for family help if he can't do it. I totally underestimated that with my first and you are smart to realize it now.

 

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My dh did not gt any time off with ds. it was very hard.


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Whew! I had my baby yesterday at 12:44am. I was in denial until I felt him coming out! I'm so glad he's here. I hope those of you still waiting get to hold your babies soon!
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Still here. Anyone else?

40w6d - acupuncture, chiropractor, walking, evening primrose oil......DTD, nothing! My DS was 14 days late, so I should know better, but it is so frustrating. I am suddenly feeling very tired, and moody. And the comments I get, make me not want to go out in public. Not only random people, but friends and family as well - I know people mean well, but seriously.
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Me! I'm still here. 42 weeks 3 days. My biggest mental block is now over with (a meeting at my sons school this morning) and I am hoping I go into labor before my appt tomorrow afternoon. I do not have any desire to be induced but I know the midwife and OB will really pressure me. I am trying to decide if I should allow a sweep..it's an intervention and I am really hoping to avoid all interventions!! The baby is moving well still and as long as the tests come back ok my plan is just to wait. I guess it helps that I am not "miserable" and really think this will be my last pregnancy so I am trying to savor it..that is not to say that I am not incredibly anxious to meet my baby though :)


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And the comments I get, make me not want to go out in public. Not only random people, but friends and family as well - I know people mean well, but seriously.

This was totally my frustration too (dd born at 41+ 2 after a membrane s&s - was only 1 cm)...as if we don't need any more pressure than is already on!  I became a hermit - thank goodness my mom was here to help look after dd1.  I stopped answering the phone and stopped doing preschool drop-off and pick-up b/c I didn't want to here anyone say, "You're still here?"  I was fine with the waiting as I knew I'd never have the sacred experience of being pregnant again (struggled with secondary infertility and we're "older" parents)...but not fine with the unintentional pressure from other people.  What helped me was to remember that it was MY time to choose to enjoy or not and that I had the power to make it what it is - and so what if other people were waiting!  It was frankly none of anyone's business whether I was in labour yet.

 

I also just wanted to be alone with my unborn baby.  I think it was kind of an instinctual "warm the nest" thing.  And looking back I'm glad I also had that extra time with dd1, and to reflect on the big change about to come.  

 

 

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I'm still here 40+3.  Had a sweep today.  I guess I'll see in the next 48 hours how that goes.  My body is progressing on its own so hopefully things will happen before I get to actual induction time.


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You're all on my mind! I hope these babies decide it's their time very soon! I can't wait to hear how they get here and see their cute little faces (should you share pictures, of course!). joy.gif


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You're all on my mind! I hope these babies decide it's their time very soon! I can't wait to hear how they get here and see their cute little faces (should you share pictures, of course!). joy.gif



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It's getting pretttttttty lonely in here! 


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Tell us what's going on--even if you're lonely and still pregnant, I want to hear about it. :)


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Well about nothing is going on.  My stretch and sweep didn't cause any contractions.  I have another one on Tuesday.  I have just been having random BH contractions and he is still just wiggling around in there.  I'm trying to feel better about still being pregnant.  My mom is coming on Wed so now I am hoping to hold out till then so she can drive me to the hospital and back since my partner doesn't drive.  That way if I do go into labor before that I will be suprized?  Trying to see the up sides of it taking this long I guess.  Oh and I guess I still have a chance of having a 11/11/11 baby although I am willing to bet the hospital will be packed then especially with the full moon on the 10th.


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Still here. My whole family arrived for the weekend. So no pressure or anything.

No matter how logical I may usually be, I feel as birth will never happen! The insane influence of hormones........

Ate a large breakfast out, and hiked four miles. Come on baby
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No matter how logical I may usually be, I feel as birth will never happen! The insane influence of hormones........


 

I totally felt the same! But I finally had my baby last night 11-5 at 42 weeks 5 days. I gave in and consented to a stretch and sweep on Fri afternoon and started labor Sat morning...I got to have my unassisted homebirth and it was great :)


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congrats hjdmom24.  I had a feeling you had your baby!  I am so glad you got to have the birth you wanted as well!  I never thought I would want a stretch and sweep but I guess you never know until you are there.  I wasn't even that late when I had mine just 40+3 so not even what they concider "past due" but I figured that he woudn't come with just that if he wasn't ready and obviously he isn't.

 

So now it is just me and Aprilmoon1 competing for latest Oct DDC baby?


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girls, watch this! http://blogs.babble.com/being-pregnant/2011/11/03/a-40-week-pregnant-woman-dances-herself-into-labor-video/


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This made me very happy

 

Hell, I can't move like that EVER, watching her overdue with twins....awesome

 


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That video was hilarious!


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I know, right?!?


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holy crap, that is amazing


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hahahahaha......lmao....hahaha......


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I'm a big fat lurker.  I've been cyber stalking you ladies for months, but I finally have to come out of the woodwork.  I was due on the 31st, and I have decided that this kid is a figment of my imagination.  I will be in serious denial if he ever shows up. 

 

I feel for you other ladies and hope none of us have to wait for that 11/11 date!

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So funny!!!!


Still here - still pregnant. Now 11 days past my due date. Blah.
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I'm a big fat lurker.  I've been cyber stalking you ladies for months, but I finally have to come out of the woodwork.  I was due on the 31st, and I have decided that this kid is a figment of my imagination.  I will be in serious denial if he ever shows up. 

 

I feel for you other ladies and hope none of us have to wait for that 11/11 date!

 

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So funny!!!!
Still here - still pregnant. Now 11 days past my due date. Blah.


Girls......  hug2.gif, seriously!!!!

 

lhwaldo - my SIL (childless) thought is was HILARIOUS to constantly joke about how I was faking this pregnancy and there must not BE any baby, that's why I was overdue.....  ha....ha......funny......the childless should understand that pregnant women want to kill them when they say things like this demon.gif

 


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I was due on the 31st, and I have decided that this kid is a figment of my imagination.


lol.gif Welcome, lhwaldo!

 

Hoping that babies come for all of you soon!

 

The dancing twin mom was fantastic.

 


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April-I really really feel for you. I'm sorry you're still pregnant but selfishly glad I'm not alone.

 

Katico-DH said I'd definitely have some explaining to do if there wasn't a baby in there, lol.

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Welcome, lhwaldo--baby vibes!


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COME ON, BABIES!!


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okay so tomorrow is an awesome birthday for any babies still waiting to be born, I hope you're letting them know. My son is turning 7 tomorrow on 11/11... so I am already partial to the birthday... but this year it would be 11/11/11!!

 

 


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