I have 9 days until my due date and I'm trying to coax this baby out before they start throwing around the 'repeat section' talk.
EPO, by mouth and by vag, DTD,"magical" eggplant parm, fresh pineapple, walking, working on my relaxation, attempting to keep my parents away from me (they are cortisol making labor stoppers), reflexology with my chiro (another appt tomorrow - hoping for that moon baby).
If none of that works, my car will "break" down, my DS will "get sick", I'll have to "go out of town for a funeral", to buy some more time.
Breeder Mama: = wife to an amazing man + mama to J-Bear (07/02) and E-Train (06/08), nanny to Little Bird (07/10).
I still have the occasional "i want my baby!" out bursts, but they are manageable. I had the most beautiful dream last night about breastfeeding the baby, so of course when i woke up with no baby i felt a little sad I just have to remind myself that 2 weeks or so is nothing in the scheme of things, i can wait.
mom to sam arlo (5), olive loretta (3)....and twin girls Annie and Ramona Jean, born 3/10.
I'm 40+3 today, and no hints of anything new or different going on. Battymama, my MW said the same thing last week, that she could only feel shoulders now and not head. That trips me out for some reason! I try to visualize the size of a baby's head and then compare it to my body and how it would line up... mindblowing!
My parents bought me a Sunsetter awning, and I'm itching to jump on the ladder and start measuring, marking and drilling screws... but I know they'd go crazy if I went near the ladder. It was an issue convincing them I can mow the lawn myself, and I suppose with my reflexes right now I really shouldn't be anywhere near a ladder. Oh well.
Still feeling exactly the same, lots of contractions, some strong some not, like it could be any minute but I have no idea when it will be. I'm not doing any 'natural induction' methods, but I wouldn't be opposed to them if I happen to get to 40 weeks. LOL
I haven't been trying too many natural induction stuff. I learned last time that it didn't work for me and this little one will come when he wants. Heck at this point the geek in me is almost hoping he waits till next Saturday so I can see Indianna Jones, well Almost!!!
I hope some of you who are at 40 weeks and beyond go in the next day or so. I think when I get that far it will push me over the edge.
to be honest, I have been sleeping a lot since then, probably mostly out of sulking and just got up for my day today. sleeping got relatively managable, which makes me sometimes feel like i may be pregnant forever and she'll be content to live in my ribcage for life. lol
been taking EPO orally (though did a vaginal application last night) for days now, DTD (when i get that "i want my baby" mood going because otherwise sex just hurts!), and trying to walk as much as I can (however I have not done so in a couple days due to my recent mood swing).
all in all, I'm doing good and I know she'll be here soon, but I'm very very impatient now, irritable, and tired of hearing the phone, reading texts, and having to answer people's "have you had that baby yet???" :
I'm trying not to get too antsy. I'm just trying to make plans and stay busy to pass the time. I know that I can be feeling fine one minute and an hour labor be in early labor. So, it really can happen any day.
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i'd say i'm feeling optimistic that the cramping today means something, but deep down i know it doesn't... oh well, maybe, in a few hours, it will turn into something. hope springs eternal, doesn't it?
My cough seems to be gone, thank goodness, but my kitty is still gone too; today marks one week since he got out.
I am enjoying leftover eggplant parm, OMG I think it is better the next day, yummmmmm!
Other than that, I have an apt with my midwife tomorrow afternoon, and I am hoping my B/P is back down...
I met with my 2nd doula today, she was super sweet and we met with her kids, my kids, and my primary doula and her kids at the park today and it was SO nice out. The kids had a blast and I am super thrilled with my support team. The 2nd doula mentioned that with pets being so intuitive, she wonders if Sabin will return after I give birth.
I am feeling kind of a renewed calm. I installed the car seat yesterday and have just really been enjoying the pregnancy today. I hope for some more Zen time before I go back into freak-out mode.
So glad school ended today for the year: I'm sick of hearing "so HOW long do you have left?" "you're still here?" "two WEEKS??" Ugh! It's like the moment it turned May, these people expected me to have this baby. I'm due the second-to-LAST DAY OF MAY. Grr.
Sporadic contractions all day and I'm exhausted. Lots of rain recently and a full moon soon. I'm hoping to just go this week. DH is in the shop all week and I don't have much of anything unusual.
It's really disheartening to have all these close contractions and prodromal labor and see NO sign of a mucous plug or bloody show.
Sara , Keith , Toby 6/08, Nomi 4/10, Mona 1/12
Mama of three, lover, student rabbi, spoonie, friend, musician, narcoleptic, space muffin, pretty much a dragon. Crunchy like matzoh.
I'll be 39 weeks tomorrow and it will probably be any day. Hopefully baby will decided to be really active this evening and will make me feel better.
I have been an unbearable grump to my DH. I think I actually told him I hated him the other day I don't - I really really like him
I have a NST test then an OB appt. then an acupuncture appt tomorrow.
We'll see how it all goes. I really want this baby out but have been reluctant to do any natural inductions. I tried them all with DS and none worked so I tried the prostin because I was so freaked. I am trying to remain calm. today is a good day - no drama. I think my OB will want to try stripping my membranes which I don't think I'm down with??
My sis is coming to drive me to all my appts tomorrow which is really great. I'm happy to spend the day with someone instead of schelpping around by myself.
Hang in there gals. One more time all together now - We won't be pregnant forever!!