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#1 of 22 Old 12-06-2008, 06:09 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am so done. Anytime now. 39w3d is cooked well enough for me.

I'm afraid I've been learning about patience lately, and this is just another one of those life lessons.

S-d D which made them three. M grew lonely, and now there's baby D.
"Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?"
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Oooooh oooh me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH yeah....38 w 1 d here. NO sleep a lot of times for a 24 hour period too....THAT'S FUN!
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Im 40 weeks today and was done since 37. Honestly, I get like 3-4 calls everyday to see if I've had the baby. What do they think, I ran off to a foreign country with the baby and won't share th news of the birth with them? Or are they checking in to make sure I didnt die of childbirth? Maybe that my belly exploded from how big its gotten and there is baby just all over the walls now!? really!!!!

I guess why Im half frusterated too is many non-homebirth and non-midwife moms just get induced if their time comes. I WILL NOT get induced with drugs that would hurt my baby so I feel this is all up to my body and/or mind. I fear the midwife will think there is something wrong with my mind/body connect, that I can't will the baby out on demand! I know, silly! I have to for once live in the slow lane of life.
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i'm with ya ladies!@!! i'm 40 weeks 1 day today and feel like i'm gonna explode


and i ditto on the phone calls. everyone and their monkey's uncle is calling me like every day to see "how are you feeling" for crying out loud---how do you think i feel
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I fear the midwife will think there is something wrong with my mind/body connect, that I can't will the baby out on demand! I know, silly! I have to for once live in the slow lane of life.
I've tried that. I've been like "alright body, let's go" and nothing happens. Someone must've disconnected the wires. :

S-d D which made them three. M grew lonely, and now there's baby D.
"Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?"
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Oooooh oooh me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH yeah....38 w 1 d here. NO sleep a lot of times for a 24 hour period too....THAT'S FUN!
I'm getting to that. I slept from 11:30-3am and then had to work from 6:30-3. Then DH wanted to get his paycheck and do some last minute shopping for the baby and by the time I got home and to bed it was 11:30 again. Then I worked from 6:30-3 again today, we basically traded the car off when I got home, I had to finish my shower with my 2 year old yelling "MA MA! MORE BABA PLEAAAAAASSEEEE!" and here I am waiting to do it all again tomorrow.

At least I get some sleep! I'd share some, but I might snap if I get any less.


I feel like I've learned my lesson in patience. Can I have my baby now!? :

S-d D which made them three. M grew lonely, and now there's baby D.
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I am 40+2 right now and while I don't really feel all the frustrated and ready to be done, I think by the way that I'm feeling, I may be done soon. Hopefully even tonight!

I just want to have this baby so that I can get a little bit of sleep. No more peeing 50 times per night, no more not being able to roll over in bed, no more waddling everywhere. Yeah, there'll be a baby who needs me constantly, but at least he/she will be cute and be totally worth it.

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Read my pregnancy diary from DD2 - if you're interested - she was born at 42w5d. I know what you mean about being *done*.

http://www.pigvig.net/molly.html

But, I can't join this thread officially because I'm *not* done! I still feel really great - a little more tired, but great! (38ish weeks)

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Oh, I'm done too. I was fine until not quite a week ago, and then my simphysis pubis decided that maintaining any sort of integrity was far too much work and just gave up. End result is pain. Lots of pain, no matter my position. Poor bean, he's getting lots of "Come out NOW!" talks from me, even though he's quite entitled to at least two more weeks of cooking time in there (I'm only 38 weeks!). Watch me go in to January. Big sigh.

All in good time, I guess, hey? Much patience to us all over the next little bit. I'm trying to just be grateful and enjoy this little person in my womb - the time is short, and we'll never get this again. Pregnancy really is a blessing, but I'm having trouble staying in that head space.

For greater things are yet to come...

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i'm very done. at 40+3 today.

(i went 39+1 and 40+3 for my previous births, both spontaneous labor. so i'm starting to get just a little anxious.)
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I am only 37 but waaaay done, see thread "I could just scream!" oi vey. Last night I puked my guts out for some odd reason and I thought perhaps that might move thing along but nooooooo. The thing is is that am terrified of having a massive baby. We can tell she is very long and we guesstimate she is over 8lbs already, my last was 9lbs and wicked hard to get out.

I am trying to be patient and let nature take it's course but man, is it hard. We all need a big
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I'm due tomorrow and have mostly hit that point. I'm not miserable but I am soooo ready to meet this baby. I'm willing to wait though if I have to!

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I'm due tomorrow too and I am ready. I was really hoping this weekend sometime, DP and I are just sitting around bored. We need a baby to liven things up a bit!

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I'm due tomorrow too and I am ready. I was really hoping this weekend sometime, DP and I are just sitting around bored. We need a baby to liven things up a bit!
You're due tomorrow! : Whoo hoo!!
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You're due tomorrow! : Whoo hoo!!
I was sure I'd have the baby this weekend so we have nothing to do now! I've just been sitting around eating Christmas cookies and watching too many movies and being totally unproductive! I had come to the point that I was just done doing projects and now baby is not showing up when I wanted them to.

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i'm 40w today! between the date and the fact that i really want to go to the cookie party no baby today please!!!! feel free to start the journey this evening, but don't come out today! it got so bad that i started telling people my due date was 12/8 because every time i said 12/7, they said, oh, pearl harbor day!

i still feel fine and not miserable, but starting to freak out how HUGE she's going to be, all the things that can go wrong at the end, etc. i'd feel so much better if she was out. i guess i am done emotionally. i'm not getting any more prepared to handle a child, i am BORED OUT OF MY MIND, etc. i just want to meet my baby!

oh yeah, i have GD and my induction is scheduled for saturday. so it would be super great if you came out before then baby! just not today!
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I am done too. I'm not actually due until Tuesday but that's only two days away now... My first thought every morning is "damn, I didn't go into labor last night." My second thought is "well, at least one more day is past."

I also get 3-4 phone calls a day to "see how I'm doing" but I don't mind that so much, as it kind of breaks up the monotony of trying to be patient. (I usually just reply "Pregnant.")
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39 weeks sound like torture to me right now. I feel like I'm running on adrenaline or something--my heartrate is nuts, I feel really ready, even though I'm not... I never felt like this with DD that I recall. Every time I go to the bathroom, I'm checking to see if the baby's coming... and I still have another 5 days until I'm full term. I was rather content to be pregnant at this point with DD--loving it, actually. But this time? "Baby get out!" is all I can seem to think. Not for pain or discomfort anymore, even, just a sense of 'now's the time'.

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Me, too - I feel very done with this. And very nervous that something will go wrong now, b/c of my history with eclampsia.

My dd didn't come until 11 days after her due date, though, so I may be in for more waiting.
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Me too! Me too! I'm 39+1 and SO done. I've been having daily prodromal labor for 3 weeks already. Sigh... I'm holding out hope that if I haven't gone by the 12th (Fri), that's a full moon. My last came on the full moon, so maybe... There's a little hope for some of you ladies.

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Oh, thank god for this thread. It really feels like no-one else in my life can understand how *done* I am. Today, I burst into tears after making a grocery list because I was forced to think about the possibility of this going on for another several days. I am 40 w + 3 and SO uncomfortable. Tomorrow, my husband will go to work and it will be a long, long day. Thank god my sister-in-law is around to help me chase my son.

I'm so glad to see others who have doubts about whether or not their body will perform. I'm committed to letting this baby come out when he is ready and I really want to believe that my body will know what to do - but what if it just doesn't?

Here's hoping the labor fairy visits some houses tonight....
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Done, done, done. My feet and ankles are SOOO swollen it hurts to walk. I bought a whole size up two pairs of shoes from Ross and even they are a little tight. My crocs and house slippers barely fit, too. I waddle, I pee all the time, I feel nauseated and constipated and generally miserable. I am only 37 weeks on Tuesday. Argh. My doulas has warned me I will probably go overdue as it is my first birth. No please. Mentally - this is a battle. I'm hardly having a single BH and started with EPO today to try and help start ripening the cervix.
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