I am wondering how many of us in march 08 ddc are still pregnant??
Any early signs of labor??
Kara, single mom of 4 girls (5, 8, 16 and 19)
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No mucous plug, but I've been having a lot of bh cx. I'm not getting too excited about them since this is typical for me. The funny thing though is that they always seem to pick up at the same time of day - between dinner and bedtime I will be getting several an hour. This has been happening every night for the last week.
Waiting is getting hard...
Erin, Catholic mama to three sweet boys: Ambrose (11/06), Peter (3/08), and Joseph (9/10) and a sweet girl, Charlotte (7/12/12).Joyfully expecting #5 April 2014!
I'm going to be pregnant forever!
I feel bad whining when I'm not even a week over due yet. Sigh.
Thursday I have a NST and I'm hoping I'll be dilated a little more so she can sweep me good.
It's crackin' me up how quickly folks answer the phone these days! They're all hoping for that baby news. I wish they'd all just relax. As far as I'm concerned, I've got at least two more weeks. I don't need the pressure.
UG, sleeping has become almost impossible! I can't roll over without grunting and groaning. I can't wait for that part to be over, otherwise, I do love being pregnant and know I will miss this belly full of life soon.
I've had a few pathetic contractions but really irregular and sporadic. My back aches today and my pelvis is clearly stretching in weird ways. My hips hurt, sleeping is hard and my feet are swollen. My hands are constantly tingly (pregnancy induced carpal tunnel is ever so charming... I keep dropping my car keys in the snow!)
Sarah ~ ds X 12/05 ~ dd E 3/08 ~ 7/12
But my mw's pointed out that my baby doesn't know she is the fourth! She needs just as much time to grow to be healthy as my last three (first two at 42 weeks on the dot, one induced at 39 weeks--and she had some catching up to do in my opinion. Should have waited for her to be done cooking!)
And the other thing (and this is only a personal philosophy...so i am sorry if this rubs on anyones religious sensitivities the wrong way) is that we really believe that the baby's soul comes from somewhere...it might be in limbo, just waiting, it might be in training somewhere learning how to teach my dh and i all the lessons we need to learn...or it could still be in the body of someone who is already loved by a family. It would be selfish of me to wish loss and mourning on another family just to relieve my backache and swollen ankles...no matter how much i want to hold my new little one and sniff her soft head.
That being said, doesn't mean that i am zen-like or peaceful every moment i have to wait. I had a good cry-fest the other night...just sobbed on my dh...convinced that it will never happen, that if it does, she will be too big to birth, that my body will be too shot and fatigued to go through labor...that i am already too sore, too tired, too swollen, too immobilized by pregnancy to actually DO labor successfully. He just let me bawl and rubbed my back (i think he was looking for the "off" switch)...but it relieved tension and i got a good nights sleep.
So, 2 days away from my 'due date" and still here! I'll have ctx for 4 or 5 hours sometimes, mostly about 2-3 minutes apart...and then they peter out and stop. So i am quite convinced that my body has ambition, but no follow-through. We'll see...my mw's assure me that no one has ever been pregnant forever!
My doc said they'd strip my membranes on Thursday if I wanted them to. I am debating it. In the meantime, I've been having chats with the kiddo and explaining that there's a lot more room to stretch outside of mommy's tummy, etc. Also been visualizing laboring, etc to maybe speed things along.
Could be a coincidence, but at one appointment, the baby was still very high up, no where near engaged, and I spent a week telling him/her to move down/engage/whatnot, and the very next appointment, baby was engaged at 0 station, and I was dilating and effacing. So we'll see.
I am starting to feel like I'm going to be pregnant forever.
Emily, mama to DD 03/04, DS 01/06, DS 03/08, and DD due 11/20/11
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