Anybody know when Megs Mom posted last? Her post in the Due Date list was a couple of days ago....has she been around since then? Wow...we might have another March baby out there somewhere!
Ilovelife~ the twin belly-shelf is a wonder, isn't it?
I always tell people I felt like I could stand sideways in a doorframe and block the whole thing...I swear, my belly went STRAIGHT out! James was breech and on top, so I had the opposite head problem...there was a huge lump up top, and when I sat his head looked kind of like a third boob.
Wishing you at least a few more weeks, though--sounds like it would be great to have your midwife with you. It's FANTASTIC that you don't have to deliver in the OR!
Mariposa~ sounds like your midwife is a very calm, reasonable lady. If this is what your body did with your previous pregnancy, and everything was fine, then I'm sure this time will work out, too.
ellie_may~ I'm an OB-lover, usually, but what is it with their "okay, you're 36ish weeks, you can deliver at any time!" attitude?
: My OB has been saying "it's okay" for a couple of weeks now, too. I keep reminding him that my other boys were born at 40 weeks. Is it possible that someone writing the OB medical textbooks put in a typo that a "normal" pregnancy is 37 weeks? Bizarro.
ahwuko~ I didn't read the scary version of the post, so I don't know how bad the situation is, but if the general nurse/medical opinion of this doctor is that he's really a good guy, then I bet there were circumstances that contributed to him making such a horrible mistake. More than anything, I bet HE feels awful. I'm guessing he won't be touching those forceps for a while. What's the deal with forceps, anyway?? Haven't vaccums been proven safer and more effective time and time again?
, and good luck with finding your comfort zone in this new situation. Don't let one freak occurance totally shatter your image of what birth will be like....random sad situations happen at hospitals, homebirths, and birthing centers, too.
Things are gearing up here...last night I had an hour of fairly uncomfortable BH, in addition to hours of normal BH. I'm trying not to play myself into the crazy waiting game this time, though (last pregnancy I drove myself crazy thinking every night was THE NIGHT
). When I got up to get ready for bed, the contractions stopped. Still, I'm doing my 1.25 mi on the treadmill every night, drinking loads of RRL, and trying to prepare mentally for labor. I think it's going to happen sometime in the next 10-12 days. With this pattern of BH, and the intense stretching I'm feeling low down (even though baby is still high), I'm guessing I won't be going overdue.
We'll see, though!