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#1 of 126 Old 05-28-2008, 11:35 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Looking for those who have gone past 42 weeks.

Waiting it out here.

sigh.

-Angela
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42wks 5days - beautiful UC.



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ah... thank you. So since you were UCing- no extra testing and such? The questions from everyone are getting on my last nerve...

kick charts show baby is alive and well and squirmy....

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Midwife estimated baby #2 at 43.5 weeks (41.5 gestational age on my paperwork)...hang in there.

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I had my dd1 at 42 weeks 5 day as well... and that was dated using conception (so pretty accurate). I know it's tough mama... Even if you trust and know it's the right thing to do, doesn't make the work of waiting any less exhausting and frustrating. I wish you well.

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I was a 44 weeker. And I'm here, and pretty much normal. Mah birfday's June 13 so, pretty close to what you've got going on. Not that I'm wishing for you to last that long. :
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I was a 44 weeker. And I'm here, and pretty much normal.

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42 weeks 5 days here. Tell everyone you promise to contact them when baby's here. Then change your voicemail to reflect this, and screen calls/don't answer the door. Then take yourself on fun daytrips (which also will keep you walking a lot) Treat yourself to a movie and dinner, all the things you won't get to do for a while after baby's here
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I had my first at 43 weeks; I caved into the pressure and went in for an induction. Stupidstupidstupidstupid. NEVER again. He was 7.5 pounds and perfectly fine. But the induction and hospital staff's treatment of me was horrid.

My mom had me and my brother at 45 and 44 weeks respectively. My nanna had all her babies between 42 and 46 weeks. I should have known better. I did know better, I just couldn't fight everyone.

Stay strong and tuned into your body and, if you're so inclined, disappear. No one can bug you if they can't find you.
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I had my dd1 at 42 weeks 5 day as well... and that was dated using conception (so pretty accurate). I know it's tough mama... Even if you trust and know it's the right thing to do, doesn't make the work of waiting any less exhausting and frustrating. I wish you well.
Thank you People were slightly annoying up to 42 weeks, but when I passed that, it's gotten a LOT worse...

And my dad is scheduled to go out of town... sigh.

Today would be a good day. 42 weeks 5 days

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42 weeks 5 days here. Tell everyone you promise to contact them when baby's here. Then change your voicemail to reflect this, and screen calls/don't answer the door. Then take yourself on fun daytrips (which also will keep you walking a lot) Treat yourself to a movie and dinner, all the things you won't get to do for a while after baby's here
Thanks. Been largely doing this... sigh.

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I had my first at 43 weeks; I caved into the pressure and went in for an induction. Stupidstupidstupidstupid. NEVER again. He was 7.5 pounds and perfectly fine. But the induction and hospital staff's treatment of me was horrid.

My mom had me and my brother at 45 and 44 weeks respectively. My nanna had all her babies between 42 and 46 weeks. I should have known better. I did know better, I just couldn't fight everyone.

Stay strong and tuned into your body and, if you're so inclined, disappear. No one can bug you if they can't find you.
Thanks. I'm hitting the second guessing stage. Everything looks fine. Baby seems perfectly fine. But the what ifs are starting to rear their heads.

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My dh was 40 days late, according to family lore.

Came out raring to go and has never stopped.

Sending labor vibes your way.
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I just thought I'd tell you that a friend recently had a baby at almost 43 weeks and he was under 8 pounds. I can't remember the number exactly but she was totally average in every way and just perfectly cooked. I was amazed watching this women all zen like waiting for her baby and then even more impressed when they "overdue" baby was right on time in every way.
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DH and I came up with an answering machine greeting.

(My "automated" voice) Hello. You've reached the McGillicuddy Household Baby Reporting Hotline. At this time there are (DH's "automated" voice breaks in) ZERO (my voice again) babies to delivered to this in-box. Please try your call again later. Thank you. Good-bye."

It didn't stop MIL from freaking out and leaving frantic messages about how I needed an induction . . . but from everybody else it got a few laughs!

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43 weeks and I so feel for you. Its just flat out tough all around to go over, no matter how healthy, normal and ok it may be. I LOVE the answering machine message. DH family just about caused a feud once 42 weeks hit. It took some intervention that we didn't really have patience for. They even called during labor?! Like you're not going to be one of the first phone calls, jeez?!
Anyhoo. Marshall came out great, healthy and is a super baby. As long as bio physicals all look good(kick charts included), there is not one iota of thing to worry about.
I started doing acupuncture and massages to try to help move things along at 41 weeks. If nothing else, it definitely was a nice treat and helped me relax. My midwife would also come over and rub my feet. There were parts of it that were kinda nice.

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Yeah, dh has been great with the massages...

Hopefully something gets moving soon.

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My 1st was 40weeks 5 days, so I was like, oh, second babies come sooner,right? So then when I hit 40w5d with the second it was awful! And then I had to wait another week and a half after that! I went 42 weeks 2 days with her.

But, man, the birth was awesome, short, exciting, I felt fantastic!

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My 1st was 40weeks 5 days, so I was like, oh, second babies come sooner,right? So then when I hit 40w5d with the second it was awful! And then I had to wait another week and a half after that! I went 42 weeks 2 days with her.

But, man, the birth was awesome, short, exciting, I felt fantastic!
I'm hoping for a short labor at least. Dd was 41 weeks 2 days... but 31 hours of labor.

so I figure since this one made me wait so much longer, I at least better get a short, sweet labor out of the deal, right?

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You totally deserve it!! (the short sweet labor I mean)

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My first was a 44 weeker (45.5 by midwife's count) and my second was 42 weeks.

They were both big boys - and totally healthy all the way around.

I'm hoping yours gets moving soon! Sending you good, fast labor vibes!

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Sending you labor vibes too : I hope I can have your patience down the road, should I need it.

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A friend of mine/fellow doula went to 43w with her last babe. No problems, other than the annoying people calling every 2h for a report

Maybe you could change your sig to "expecting someone new in JUNE"

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: i've been there...here's hoping your baby comes soon!
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Haven't been quite that overdue myself but I can imagine...keep up the fun stuff, and just tell everyone you are hoping the baby is eighteen pounds, that's why you are staying pregnant. That'll shut 'em up.
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Maybe you could change your sig to "expecting someone new in JUNE"
yeah, because you know that the moment you do that, you'll go into labor.

tho i just saw in your other thread that you lost some plug, it's sounds like things are moving along so here are easy labor vibes to you.

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Maybe you could change your sig to "expecting someone new in JUNE"
I was going to write this earlier but didn't wanna cross the overdue mama!

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Beautiful hbac at 42w2d and that was only after I coaxed him out with some castor oil. Hang in there.

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Well you know me - every pg, all 7 of them 42 weeks +. 1 was covered in vernix 16 days past his edd! Felt like he was wearing a towel lol. So no problems with post dates.

You can have some fun with this. Go shopping and when people ask when you are due you can tell them 2 weeks ago. Then a little while later you can clutch your belly and say, Oh No Its Time! And totally freak them out - cause you know when you are late that babies just fall out LOL

Or when someone asks you "are you still pg." You can say No, this is the next one! lol

I am so not nice

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My 42+ weeker was my fastest, easiest labor and birth, by far. Wishing you the same, whenever it happens!
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