I have an affirmation that I have been saying since day one. I was diagnosed with breast cancer one month into my pregnancy and since then underwent a left breast mastectomy and 18 weeks of chemotherapy. My daily affirmation is:
I am thankful and grateful for my healthy body. All the cells in my body are whole, perfect, vibrant and abundant. I am healthy. We are healthy.
I have also added.....
I am thankful and grateful for my healthy body. I am confident that my body will deliver a healthy, beautiful baby boy safely. My baby will enter this world when he is ready. This pregnancy is a blessing. His birth will be a blessing.
Still having contractions on and off.....have decided to ignore them because they are not seeming to progress and focusing on them is just making me batty.
Hope everyone is hanging in there as evening approaches.....I'm off to think about dinner
Neverdoingitagain, good to hear from you!
Off to put ds down for a nap...then bake some bread. :
Mama with (2005), (2008) & (2010)
To-Fu: Erm, my husband will be delighted with that news. :P
mama_y_sol: The best ways I've found so far are with me straddling him or hands and knees with a pillow or two for belly support. I bet laying side by side would work for a lot of people too but it's never been comfortable for me.
I would love to have 'relations' but I'm not supposed to dtd till tomorrow....it's been months because I have a history of preterm labor and had a leak a couple months ago that has fortunately self-sealed again with 3 weeks of bedrest...but we weren't taking any chances.
Tomorrow though....I'll be a couple days past 37wks and we're good to go if that does indeed start things up.
I'm already 2cm and 80% and losing more mucus daily, so it very well could have an effect and I'm okay with that.
My affirmation is temporarily: My children will be taken care of while I labor.
(my mom doesn't get here until the 10th, so I've been nervous about care for my 4 yo and 3 yo.)
Almost the end of another day~ May we all rest well tonight!
"Term" is officially tomorrow, still no sign of baby moving head down.
Went to a LLL meeting this morning, loved it! There were two other mamas there that I already knew so that was great, and I think it's going to be so helpful for me once this baby is actually here. Very glad I went, and Amanda...if you're stalking this thread...Jump in!
OK, was on the fence about DTD tonight to get things moving, but this thread has so much inspiration! And all of them sound better than castor oil for sure!
(thinking to myself of all of us feeling in the mood tonight...)
HCM- gentle, all-natural, unconditional mama to three boys (8,6,4) and new baby girl!
I took today to just rest and sleep a lot. It felt very decadent and almost guilt inducing. I decided not to have such a leisurely day again as I will be shocked back to exhaustion when the newborn comes. I did lots of chores tonight and now my ankles are all swollen.
I am nervous about this birth and the trauma I had last time, and how to deal with the pain of pushing this time, and my third degree tear. Labour to transition was okay with dd#1, and I started labouring down but then came the dropping heartrate and the interventions. This time I have a doula on standby and dh, my midwives. My mother also wants to attend.
Affirmation: (I like this one someone else posted -- ) I will let go of my need to control my birth - it will be fine and I will be fine.
I will be able to handle my birth. I am safe and all will be well.
As much (or as little) as I have prepared this time, I feel anxious at the moment.
Me + Dh = Dd1(9.5 yrs) + Dd2(7 yrs) and Ds(4.5 yrs)
My best friend came over today and made my Belly Cast! I am SO happy I did it. I bought WAY too much plaster wrap so I'll be returning the rest but otherwise it was a success.
Still having BHCtrxs a few times a day. I'm trying to focus on relaxing and breathing through the pressure each time; letting it wash over me and such. My body is giving me LOTS of practice for the "BIG EVENT".
Daily affirmation: I was made to do this :
Mother of 2 boys, new little one on the way
Emese'sMom: If he ain't givin' he sure as heck shouldn't be gettin'! And you know... from behind you can't really see the belly so much.
It's frustrating because it's these damned hormones or whatever and I can't control it or just get rid of it. I just have to wait for it to pass. Normally a warm bath or shower helps but not tonight. Perhaps I'll book a massage tomorrow so I can deal with some of the skin hunger. So pathetic!
Me + Dh = Dd1(9.5 yrs) + Dd2(7 yrs) and Ds(4.5 yrs)
Married to a Navy man of 12 yrs.
03/02: 11/05: 01/08: 10-18-09: 10-31-10 and 7/22/13 with twins and just found out we're again!!
m/c '97 and in '03
neverdoingitagain: Love the choice of name! It's a most excellent one. Be prepared to be asked over and over if you're a big Fleetwood Mac fan though. We'd never heard the song until after we picked the name (from the Mabinogion) but luckily we like it.
Don't get me wrong, I like Rhianna, love her song "Umbrella" but that is NOT MY BABIES NAME!!!!
Umm so for those of you that have had babies before, with NCB, and no tearing...how long before you DTD? My dh is much more receptive this time (he was slightly truamtized last time ) and I am feeling..
kwim? Last time it was almost 6 weeks(that was a very short experiment ) and finally at 10 weeks (though that was barely too..)