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Old 10-18-2007, 02:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
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i swear i'll be the first one in history.

it wouldn't be such a big deal if i weren't contracting all the freakin' time. i feel like i'm getting nowhere and everyone is holding their breath until the baby arrives.

that and everyone is trying to convince me the ultrasound was wrong and i will in fact have a boy. not that that would be a big deal (well, actually i really wanted it to be a boy) but sheesh! i don't need this right now. it would help if i weren't at the store all the time now, but i have dozens of people stopping by and calling to see what the progress is. makes me feel like such a failure for oh, not having the baby and i'm not even past my due date yet!

ugh. want. baby. out. at least then i'll be home and away from all my lovely, well-meaning, but getting on my nerves customers.

please come out, baby, we're ready, it's nice out here and there's more room for you to kick things. the kitties are excited, they keep laying next to you and purring and i think that means they want you to pet them. the grandparents are ready with the spoil, we'll have to take a trailer home from christmas/hannukah this year just for your treats. i got you that sweet halloween onesie so you can help pass out the candy during the halloween madness. it's really awesome out here. honest. and you have 3 million aunts waiting for you at the store to coo at you. just come out! i swear you won't regret it!
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I know how your feeling because I was there just a few day ago BUT I promise baby is coming and before you know you will be cuddling a newborn. :

Hang in there Mama
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I don't think you'll be alone. Dh is sure she'll still be here when she's 16

All these contractions for so long are driving me nuts, and all the calls and emails, when you ask how I am, I know you really just want to know if the baby is here. Don't worry, I'll tell you till then, leave me alone : I don't need to feel pressured, really I don't lol
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Well, I got over thinking I was going to be pregnant forever, and then everyone started calling telling me they really wished I'd go ahead and have the baby! I just keep telling everyone - if you want the baby, then start sending up the prayers, cause I'm doing everything I can do! ((hugs)) This truly can't last forever...
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You are not alone. I am now five days past my due date and have hardly any signs to show for it. I felt that way with my first too, he was born at 42 weeks. I just have to keep telling myself that he's gotta come out eventually. Hang in there, we won't be pregnant forever!
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WTH is up with people telling you it's a boy? THAT would probably piss me off more than anything else. As if it matters...
Are you thinking of or trying any natural induction so far?
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we're mostly just dtd whenever we feel like it and i'm trying to stay active. walking and going up and down stairs tends to give me a contraction or two, also, driving seems to make me have them... so i try to do as much walking/stairs as i can.

it's annoying because when i try to do things that will theoretically induce me I get so hopeful, so i'm not sure if it's actually worth it. i've been doing a lot of my hypnobabies because at least i get relaxed and usually go way under so I at least feel like i'm getting some sleep occasionally. the early birthing track is supposed to help start/regulate early labor. I listened to that last monday after our false alarm, and it didn't bring anything on in particular, but i may go for it again this weekend if i find some quiet time
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I'm getting antsy too - 5 days past edd and i've been *early* in my other two pregnancies, my MIL has been here for 18 days already, leaves to go out of the country in three days and STILL NO BABY!!!! I'm sure i'll go into labor a hour or two after she is taken to the airport at this point...

Three acupuncture apts this week, walking, squatting, resting. The kid likes the womb. I keep telling him he'll have so much more room to move as much as he likes (because he likes to move A LOT) if he'd only come out.

this is the grandest irony because for the first two thirds i absolutely dreaded this labor and finally in the last two months overcame the anxiety and even began to anticipate it and it JUST ISN"T HAPPENING.....grrrrrr.
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I called my sister today and the first thing she said was 'do you have a baby yet?' I told her 'No, and if you ask me that again I'll get nasty. Seriously.'
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I called my sister today and the first thing she said was 'do you have a baby yet?' I told her 'No, and if you ask me that again I'll get nasty. Seriously.'
seriously, it's your sister, it's not like someone would have called her if you had had the baby. what is it with people? just leave us alone to do what we need to do!

this is after even more well-meaning people have stopped by to remind me i'm still pregnant, and i'm anticipating even more, "you can't go much longer" comments tonight at my knitting class. sigh. someday.
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i know exactly how u feel! i am due this friday and it feels like everyone is pushing me to have the baby already. my mom especially. she want me to ask my midwives at my appointment tomorrow if there is a natural form of inductions we can try since im already due. grr. well my mom is coming down from atlanta tonight to be with me until i do have this baby. so i am sure that she is going to be wanting to take me walking everywhere and anywhere she can and try to do everything she can to get me to go into labor even though none of those things will work unless i am actually ready to go into labor. i wish there were a way to make her calm down and just let it happen.
so just know that we there are others out here that feel the same as you and no it wont' last forever, although it sure does feel like it as times.
labor will start when it wants to start.

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My due date is tomorrow, but I've felt ready since Tuesday for birth. I'm starting to feel impatient, maybe because its easier to feel impatient than scared or anxious. I don't want to rush my baby, I just want to get to meet her! Soon!
Today I got bored sitting at home, waiting to go into labor, and went down to the cafe. I thought, enjoy this while you can, this may be the last time for quite some time you sit leisurely at a cafe alone, but still, I'm ready to start being a mommy now.
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and all the calls and emails, when you ask how I am, I know you really just want to know if the baby is here. Don't worry, I'll tell you till then, leave me alone : I don't need to feel pressured, really I don't lol
yeah, I've stopped answering phone from people and one of my friend's actually asked me how long it would be before they "cut me open" SERIOUSLY!!!
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Even my best friend, who has been through this before too keeps starting all our conversations with 'how are you feeling'

I appreciate the concern. But geez, how can I relax and just let it happen if everyone is pestering me?

Oh, and not answering does work. Last time I did that (a couple weeks ago) my mom got all pissy with me for being disrespectful and not calling back. "I could have at least emailed and just said I needed space"

Last pregnancy, if I wasn't home after she (mom) called twice in one day, by evening she was in a panic. Um, she is my daycare for my older kids, what exactly does she think she'll miss?
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seriously, it's your sister, it's not like someone would have called her if you had had the baby. what is it with people? just leave us alone to do what we need to do!

this is after even more well-meaning people have stopped by to remind me i'm still pregnant, and i'm anticipating even more, "you can't go much longer" comments tonight at my knitting class. sigh. someday.
As if we didn't know we were still pregnant!
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Even my best friend, who has been through this before too keeps starting all our conversations with 'how are you feeling'

I appreciate the concern. But geez, how can I relax and just let it happen if everyone is pestering me?

Oh, and not answering does work. Last time I did that (a couple weeks ago) my mom got all pissy with me for being disrespectful and not calling back. "I could have at least emailed and just said I needed space"

Last pregnancy, if I wasn't home after she (mom) called twice in one day, by evening she was in a panic. Um, she is my daycare for my older kids, what exactly does she think she'll miss?
Oh, my mom does this! If she can't reach me on the land line, she calls my cell phone. Then the land line again. Then the cell phone again. If I had a business line or a pager she would probably call those too. Once last week I was trying to answer the land line, which had run while I was in the bathroom so I didn't get there in time, when my cell phone downstairs rang. I couldn't get to that in time either, and by that time the land line was ringing again. That was dh telling me he would be late coming home. By this time my mom had left two messages on each phone and was in a total panic that something was wrong. It had been about ten minutes from the time she first called. Sigh.

One of my friends called me last night and, upon finding out I was having contractions, actually asked me if I could keep my legs crossed for a few more days so I could have the baby on her birthday. Uh, sure. I think she was kidding, but still...

Then my other friend says, "oh, she'll probably be late. All of mine were late." Uh, thanks, that is JUST what I want to hear right now.

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I love you all in this DDC, but I'm starting to wish I had joined the November club instead. Watching everyone have babies while it seems like I will never get my turn sucks. Hate to be a spoiled sport, but it just sucks. I really thought I would go early, and now I'm really fearful of going post date! If I go to 42 weeks, I'm barely going to get any recovery time before we have to move out of our house and into our new house 8 hours away. And now I'm starting to get the calls, and everyone is laying on me what their timing issues are. All I can say is "I'm sorry, I want the baby too, but there's nothing I can do about it!" I can't believe it is possible to walk around for 6+ weeks feeling like the baby is about to fall out at any moment. Trying very hard to have a good attitude, but this absolutely sucks. I'm *so* done having kids!!
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I have bought castor oil. If nothing more progresses, I am taking it tomorrow. Yep, getting desperate.

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Ooooo... I don't want to do castor oil, because I think I'd have to do a big dose for it to work, and I don't think I can get down that much. But I decided I'm going to dress up and force dh to take me to Johhny Carino's tonight. I'm gluten intolerant, so maybe if I way over indulge in bread and pasta I'll get the intestines riled up... and if not, then at least it will be something fun to look forward to today!
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I love you all in this DDC, but I'm starting to wish I had joined the November club instead. Watching everyone have babies while it seems like I will never get my turn sucks. Hate to be a spoiled sport, but it just sucks. I really thought I would go early, and now I'm really fearful of going post date! If I go to 42 weeks, I'm barely going to get any recovery time before we have to move out of our house and into our new house 8 hours away. And now I'm starting to get the calls, and everyone is laying on me what their timing issues are. All I can say is "I'm sorry, I want the baby too, but there's nothing I can do about it!" I can't believe it is possible to walk around for 6+ weeks feeling like the baby is about to fall out at any moment. Trying very hard to have a good attitude, but this absolutely sucks. I'm *so* done having kids!!
This is a great idea!!! let's all join the Nov. ddc!!!! won't we feel special having our kids 'so early'?!?!

yeah, i'm def. not looking forward to any type of induction, come ON, baby!!!!

I actually went outside to sit in the storm for a while since i was having a few contractions laying down in bed. I thought 'getting up and moving around' might help things, but apparently not. It turned out i only contracted when the kid was super kicking me anyway... no labor.
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i just can't believe how much freakin' mucus plug i can lose before i have this baby. i swear either the baby or my noona has a head cold!!! at least i'm getting used to doing a ton of laundry because i have to change my underwear like 4 times a day.

how long do these stupid "secondary labor signs" last? the whole last month? my plug has been coming out for a solid week now. sigh. i haven't had a normal bm for longer than that. every night i have contractions that peter out in the middle of the night. this is getting reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally old.
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Well, I guess secondary signs can go on for 6 weeks or so. I had them for 6 weeks with my first - I thought it was stress and life circumstances keeping me from going into full blown labor, but I've been having them since 34 weeks this time and I'm still here at 39. *sigh* Not cool.
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last night i dreamed that i never had my baby so we where trying to adopt a baby, it was an incredibly ridiculous dream. then today i broke down crying twice which led to some big contractions that then stopped as suddenly as they started or just went back to the small ones i have been having for weeks and weeks. anyhow i am feeling like my baby will never be born to. i know my baby has to be born someday i just hope it is very soon. my partner thinks all my emotionalness and swollen feet and feeling really icky in general is a good sign that baby will be here soon and i sure am trying to believe him.

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Aw, I had a dream I was in labor last night, and I was *so happy* then I woke up and I was *so sad*. Hang in there gals...
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sweetie I was soooooo there not very long ago at all (but now already seems like it was an eternity ago). Having my edd moved more than a month back from August to October and then going a whole week PAST the later edd was sooooo frustrating after my first came before the edd!

you will hold your LO soon, you're not even past you edd yet (I know you don't want to hear that) but I give you mega permission to throw a fit *after* your edd and even more so a week past...

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