I'm still here! I just had to avoid this place for a few days because I was so discouraged. I still am, but I think I've reached a new level of discouragement: instead of thinking that every day is the day the baby will come, I'm now just assuming he will NEVER come. We had an ultrasound this morning to assess how the baby's doing, and he scored 8/8. He's very happy in there, and evidently means to stay. Little freeloader; I'm charging him rent at this point.
I let my dr do the stretch and sweep last week, and I've been in agony ever since. I lost my mucus plug on my due date (the 23rd), and then had some pretty serious contractions for a few days...but they always petered out after a few hours. They usually got really strong at night, so it's been about a week since I've slept. As a result, I've been exhausted and teary and angry at the world, in addition to being in pain.
I was 8 days past my due date with DD when I went into labour, so I shouldn't be surprised. I wouldn't even mind being late now if only I were comfortable.
I haven't tried any of the natural inducers. I did last time, and they did not a thing for me...sex, nipple stimulation, spicy food, long walks, etc.
The worst thing about feeling so uncomfortable and tired is that I've lost a lot of the positivity I'd managed to built up towards labour. I'd been doing hypnobabies and working really hard to be positive and strong, and I feel like I've lost that. I'm so tired that when the pain hits, I just cave. I'm such a wussy-ass.
So, onwards to December, I guess!