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Old 06-01-2005, 01:29 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Oh how I wish there was a prize!

The nights are the worst, I'm tired and sleepy and so everything seems like something in my dream state. I was half-convinced last night I had broken my waters, things seemed wetter than usual and bizarrely sticky. Of course waking up this morning I realize that there is no way that was the water breaking, even a little bit - probably just the EPO leaking out.

I have a midwife appointment today and we'll check my cervix, then I'm supposed to go have a non-stress test and an AFI after that. I'm bracing myself for bad news cervix wise, but I'm not worried about the baby, I'm sure the nonstress test will be fine.

I feel like all this stress around labor and birth is getting in my way of mentally being prepared for this baby. It seems like I'm not necessarily waiting for a baby as I'm waiting to not be pregnant anymore - the whole baby thing seems hazy.

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Old 06-01-2005, 01:43 PM
 
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Still pregnant this am!!! Not much sleep last night. It is wierd, I am not feeling to tired from the lack of it. I fell asleep after 2am & woke up at 7am.
I am off to the midwife in about 10 mins. I wonder what we will talk about. If I go by my woods date, I am only 5 days over due. I will keep that in mind & forget about those earlier edd's.
Trying to stay positive. My house is a mess. I guess I should clean later today. I would rather knit! I do get surges when I am mobile vs sedintary. I do not get them when I just sit, so I guess moving is in order today. I was thinking of getting double breast pump. I think manuel stimulation is better, but my wrists are starting to hurt. What do you all think????
If no labor tomorrow, I will go to my friends house & work in her garden. That should help. She also has this huge hill I could go climb. Hopefull it will not be to hot.
Ok keeping postitive attitude. No more jealousy when I see a birth! I trust my body & my baby!!! I am safe, my baby is safe. I am nurturing a baby, I feel great!!! (Can you tell I listen to my afirmations CD ALOT!!!)

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I'm still here, too. I'm confused about what's going on in my body, though. I just posted a thread about it, but basically had contrax all night long that weren't exactly painful, just annoying. Especially since I didn't get much sleep through them. And I saw a little bit of something that I am guessing was mucous plug on my tp... it was yellowish and really thick, yuck. I wish my body would just be like, "bing, you're in labor!" so at least I'd know whether to tell my mom to get on a plane or not (she's hoping to make it for the birth coming to OR from CA). I have at mw appt today too, so I'll see if I've made any progression. It's funny that we all have our appts on the same day. At least we can update each other later on today with what we find out. Hope it's good news for all of us! :

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Hi ladies, I'm butting in from the June boards, I hope that's ok.

I just wanted to offer support to you all as you wait for your babies. Fwiw, I think you are all amazing and strong and I truly admire you for your patience and for respecting your babies enough to allow them to come on their own time. So many would have demanded inductions or c/s by now.

I'm rooting for you all and can't wait to hear your birth announcements!
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Well, I haven't posted much here at all but I'm in the same boat. Was "due" 5/25 and now officially a 41 weeker and having a June baby. I spent the entire holiday weekend in prodromal labor which stalled out on Monday evening after 8 hours at the birth center (they sent me home). This morning I lost some more mucus plug (lost most of it Monday night) and had some loose stool with crampy contractions. I'm just praying that labor is going to start up again soon and this time end in a baby FINALLY. I never expected to go this far as I had preterm labor issues at 34 weeks and had to be on terbutaline/best rest. It feels like I've been waiting for the baby to come FOREVER. Hopefully the midwife will have some ideas for encouraging labor at my appointment today. I'm proud of us even if we are all miserable and whiney, we are doing the best we can for our babes.
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Well I am back from the midwife. I have a new found lease on this. She reminded me that I am not "overdue". It is perfectly normal to be pregnant until at least 42 weeks, then that would be "overdue". 42 weeks is a normal gesatation.

She did perform a NST. Baby is perfect & healthy. We had nice variables. My BP is perfect, so is my pulse. Urine dip was normal. Baby is engaged & my cervix is soft but still thick. Not any real dialitaion. She will do a home visit prenatal on Saturday if I still have not had the baby. I am going to up my EPO, couldn't hurt she said. I may consider different herbals next week, IE cohash's & stuff.

I am trying to stay really postitive. Doubting Thomas needs to leave the area. I just picked up Ina Mays book for our LLL library this last weekend, I think I will crack that open. I need postitive afirmation.

How did everyone else's MW appt go?????

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Well I am still here too. Went to the midwife today and she just check the pee stick. Everything is great. I have been loosing mucuous Thank goodness. I am so ready to not be pregnant. I just want it to be over already. Thanks for the words Pepper.

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