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#91 of 116 Old 11-14-2006, 08:06 PM
 
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Well, I'm still waiting. I am not "due" until Thursday, but I am convinced that this baby won't get here until closer to December. I think a friend of mine jinxed me when she said she was due on Nov 16 (same day as I am due) but didn't give birth until Dec 4. Gee, thanks for the encouragement! I am not really feeling like anything is happening, but I am kind of glad about that since I still have a lot to do and not enough time to get it done. Maybe I should get started on those things, but I'll probably procrastinate a little longer.

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Who's with me? What's your distracting baby-unrelated activity for the next few days (or weeks?!)?[/QUOTE]


Ummm...How about internet porn and masterbation? HAHAHAH :
I'm just kidding...we ALL know that that only takes a few minutes, so what to do the rest of the time? HAHAHA
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Well - after seeing the midwife and going to the local hospital for a NST, we went out to see US v. John Lennon - nothing like seeing a film for a distraction! Better than sitting at home wondering why labour has not started!
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Ummm...How about internet porn and masterbation? HAHAHAH :
I'm just kidding...we ALL know that that only takes a few minutes, so what to do the rest of the time? HAHAHA
Excellent idea! The rest of the time, you ACT out the internet porn with DH! Bonus prostaglandin application!

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we went out to see US v. John Lennon -
I've never heard of this movie. What is it?

I've been working on a needlepoint project that will be a Christmas present for my step-mother. I'm nealry finsihed though and since my "due" dateisn't until Saturday I'm thinking I'll need another project. I've already read jane Austin about 5 times a book (love those books) but I'm about 3/4 of the way through Irving Stone's The Agony and the ecstasy about Michaelangelo. Pretty cool book. I've got book 2 of Neal Stevenson's Baroque Cycle waiting fo rme when that's done. I just think I need some more active activities instead to get my mind off of things.... still working on that one... Any suggestions?
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Well, looks like I won't be able to accomplish my goal, since I've had strong, increasingly regular and closer together contractions since just before 3am this morning...they're now about 5-7 minutes apart, lasting close to a minute each...this better be the real thing!

I'm off to finish packing my bags...

Haha, baby just doesn't want me to finish reading my books!

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LMAO at Mrs. Hos!

Good luck atpeace!

I'm reading Jane Eyre right now and am a little more than halfway through it; just started it a few days ago. I also just picked up a couple of books from the library, one a smutty romance and the other a book I have to read for my December book club meeting, so I need to read both of those.

And I still have to get through Sunday's newspaper. It's only Wed, right?
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I've never heard of this movie. What is it?
U.S. v. John Lennon is a documentary which came out in September about the Nixon administration being threatened by John Lennon's peace/anti-Vietnam war message and attempting to have him deported.
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thanks for the advice sunshine. i went to have a sono yesterday and the doc called me back today. i am going in tomorrow to have "something" (don't remember what they called it) inserted to help ripen my cervix and then on friday they are going to induce. baby is doing fine, she is definitely a girl and they estimated her at 8 lbs. my first was only 6lbs 12 oz so i'm hoping i can do it . good luck to everyone
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U.S. v. John Lennon is a documentary which came out in September about the Nixon administration being threatened by John Lennon's peace/anti-Vietnam war message and attempting to have him deported.
that sounds like a great film. I'm a huge Beatles/lennon fan. I'll have to see if I can find it playing anywhere around here.
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that sounds like a great film. I'm a huge Beatles/lennon fan. I'll have to see if I can find it playing anywhere around here.

Me, too! John Lennon was my hero! My DH was most perturbed that when Yoko said towards the end that Sean was born on John's birthday that she didn't reveal that it was an elective C-Section something like 5-7 weeks early so baby could share John's birthday!

It's a good film with relevance for today. You might try searching around Arty cinemas for it - not sure if it's still in mainstream cinemas. We were lucky - the local cinema has couches and chairs and I spralled out on a couch to watch it - just like being at home - only more comfy! It probably stalled labour, though...but it was GREAT in terms of distraction value!
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Not sure where exactly you live, but this site can help find it near you if you put your zip code in it - http://movies.aol.com/movie/the-us-v...25130/main?sem.

Call arty cinemas around you, too! Good luck!
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Well, here I am, 11 days past my due date. My last baby came at 39 weeks 3 days, so this is strange for me. I am, however, grateful that my ob is proving to be so patient and non-interventionist. He said today that there's "no reason to rush things along," since my bp and urine tests have been normal, and baby had a non-stress test today with normal results. When I asked him at what point he would consider it necessary to induce, he said "there's no set date" and that as long as baby and I keep doing well, we could go to 43 weeks. He also said that he expects this baby to be about the same size as my last two (one was a little over 9 lbs, the other 10 and a half), but that even if the baby was suspected to be 12 pounds (gosh, I hope not! lol), he wouldn't be worried, because he's confident I can give birth to a baby that large. (I am confident about that too, btw, but I'd rather have another 9 pounder.) So my next appointment is set for Monday, and I'm really hoping baby comes before then. Here I was expecting a Halloween baby, and now I'm hoping baby even shows up before Thanksgiving!!

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twogreencars - thanks for the link. I found a theatre about 40 minutes form my house that's showing it. Now the only difficulty is convincing Dh that he wants to go.

Helen - good news about your OB being so patient. I'm a little nervous about the baby being late only because the midwives are not allowed (by state law) to deliver after 42 weeks....
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Helen - good news about your OB being so patient. I'm a little nervous about the baby being late only because the midwives are not allowed (by state law) to deliver after 42 weeks....
Totally understandable. Honestly, I'm a little nervous about my baby being late just because of the increase in risk. But I'm reminding myself that induction carries risk too and am trying to relax and just wait for baby.

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twogreencars - thanks for the link. I found a theatre about 40 minutes form my house that's showing it. Now the only difficulty is convincing Dh that he wants to go.
Yeah - my DH wanted to stay home and watch TV. I said it was my treat and agreed to his demand (to have a beer while watching the film). It was a spur of the moment kind of thing - no labour - hey - I'm going to do something fun! (instead of moping around the house)
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Well, I feel like I can finally join in on this thread! I'm 38 weeks as of yesterday and had a good appointment today after a bit of scare. Initially, the perinatalogists thought that baby had only grown 2oz in the last two weeks and had not been tracking well over the past 6 weeks. It looked like they would let me have the weekend since the baby's heart rate and movement were sound and then bring me in for a cesarean. Luckily, the "right" doctor was on today and she had the technicians redo the measurements. She said that she didn't want to do something irreversible without a really good reason. Well, instead of the 4lb 15oz estimate they made on Monday, the new estimate is an even 6lbs. It turns out that someone had put one of the measurements on the wrong line on Monday and it threw off the weight estimate. So either the extra rest, left-side lying and extra protein have made a difference or this is just how I grow babies.

Now I can rest easy that my babe is okay (but still rest up!), relax and enjoy these last weeks. Now, if only the construction across the street (where they are driving pilings) would miraculously stop and give me some peace I'd be all set!
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Kinda new to MDC and new to the DDC! I'm expecting our first little princess (after two DS's) the 18th. I am planning a VBA2C, and OB is getting nervous about me going beyond my EDD. They tried to strip my membranes and my appt. yesterday, but I wasn't dialated enough *hmph*

Cramping, contracting, diarrhea and all that good stuff, but nothing is changing. I was induced w/ DS#1 and a RCS w/ DS#2, so I have no idea what REAL LABOR is like. :

Hoping that my little one is here soon. My OB will be out of town from the 23rd-26th and he is the only one that would be able to do a CS if necessary. And out of the 6 practitioners there, he is one out of two that feel comfortable w/ a VBA2C. We shall see . . . . . .
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Good luck Karri, I'm also going for a vba2c and my due date was yesterday. My mw will probably want to try and do something to get things going at my appt tomorrow. Why do they want to try and get us going into labor? I've read that their is no increase in uterine rupture if you go past your due date, hmmmm.

I've never made it too my due date so this is all new to me. I'm really excited and am having a bit of a hard time waiting for this little one to make its way. I've felt nothing in the way of contractions but I'm pretty sure I lost my mucous plug on Mon. & Tues. I don't have hardly anything to do to get ready since I've done all of it and I am a terrible procrastinator.

Citymama- I'm soooo glad to hear evertything is good with your baby. I have small babies, dd was 5lbs 2oz and ds 5lbs 15oz. and I hope this one is at least 6lbs. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Good luck too you all
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I am now 5 days past my edd and I am ready , ready, ready!!! Come on baby!

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11 days past....

Still feeling good though

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13 days past here. *sigh*

Wish I had as good of an attitude as you. I'm starting to feel like this baby is NEVER coming.

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Well, my due date is Thanksgiving Day (Thursday), so I'm not overdue yet. But I am getting tired of waiting too. My OB kept telling me that this baby was coming early. I tried not to believe him, but ....

At least I am getting closer to ready now. I've got most of the important baby stuff taken care of. We don't have a dresser to put the new baby's clothes in, so they are in Rubbermaid bins! lol I wanted to clear out dd's closet (half of the stuff in there is clothes that dh and I haven't worn in 5+ years) and put in a closet organization system with lower shelves and all, but that's not gonna happen. A lot of other things aren't gonna happen before this baby arrives either. At this point, I don't care much about what doesn't get done.

I hope that all of us have happy healthy babies before we get too fed up with the waiting! :
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Morgan Jade Cable made her appearance in this world last Friday (17th November), a day before her due date. It was a wonderful and natural unmedicated water birth. I will post up her birth story as soon as I get two hands free and am not NAK.
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Congratulations cablegirl I'm very jealous
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congrats, cablegirl! i'm 3 days past edd now...trying to hang in there...

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