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#31 of 50 Old 01-04-2009, 11:21 PM
 
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try to enjoy this special time to rest and lay around...
watch a favorite movie, take long baths, read a great book...


Hopefully you will make it to 38 weeks -- but keep in mind your body and your baby know best so try to trust that whenever labor happens it is for the best.

I had a ton of signs of premature labor starting at 33 weeks-- more than 4 cm by 35 weeks...but came off bed rest at 37 weeks and guess what-- didn't have the baby until 12 days after the EDD. Hope you don't wait that long but you just never know...
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Baby Stay in!!! :

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Great appointment today!!! :

I'll list all the good things:

1. She said he's grown so much since our last appointment!!! AND normally I measure 1 cm under and today I was a little over!
2. Last time I had a bit of protein in my urine...today none.
3. I was anemic before. I started taking the Floradix and today I was normal!
4. I was 2cm dilated (1 on the inside), baby is high, 50% effaced and I am buttery soft! She said she thinks the buttery softness will mean that I will probably go pretty fast once I go into labor.

So in conclusion...I am no longer on bedrest! She'd like me to take it easy for the next week or so, but normal activity is fine. She said she'd be comfortable delivering me at home come 37 weeks (which is this friday! I was a few days off on my dates before). So it's all down hill from here.

I feel soooo much better. I really needed this good appointment. And I'm so happy not to be on bed rest anymore. : Now I only have to be concerned about making it til Friday...although I would like him to be at least 38 weeks. He'll come when he's ready.

Thanks so much for all your support when I was going through that difficult time!!

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What a relief! : Enjoy your freedom!

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I feel a chorus of "Freedom" coming on hehe : Happy for ya!
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Good news!

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Wow, that's all great news! Don't do anything crazy until Friday!

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Great news! Hang in there. Your LO will be here soon!

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Well, bad news.

I had posted here about thinking my water broke. http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1022585 And everything seemed to be going fine.

Well my MW is having trouble trying to find someone who will attend my birth with her because I am not 37 weeks yet (only 2 days off and my ovulation be about 2 days off according to my chart, so I would be 37 weeks). She's on her way now to feel for size of baby again, check to make sure my water has indeed broken, and discuss whether or not we should do a hospital birth. I am so very sad about this. I know I have to do what's best for the baby...but I really think everything would be okay. I dunno, I guess we'll see what happens after she gets here.

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I honestly think you should stand your ground and deliver at home. and I am not understanding why 2 days is such a big huge deal.


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Hold your ground. Hope you are holding your LO soon.

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Good grief! If I'm this frustrated with your MW, you must be ready to scream. Ugh.

If I were you, I'd be doing what it takes to fudge on my dates right now - either insisting to your MW you were off and thus you actually are 37 weeks (I wouldn't personally fudge over more than a couple of days, but this is ridiculous!) or - if you think she will back you up on it - tell her you know you are two days off but she should just tell her backups you're 37 weeks.

I mean, come on. TWO DAYS!? It's especially frustrating that she told you she would attend and is now possibly backing out. If she wasn't going to be able to secure backup, she should have never said that.

I really hope it works out for you. I would be fighting tooth and nail to stay home.
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I hope you are doing ok.

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twins develop much faster! 35 weeks is considered term.

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Thanks guys.

I think the problem is the size of the baby. She estimates him to be less than 6 lbs. She would like him to be bigger so that he has an easier time regulating his body temperature and all that.

The amniotic fluid test was negative. She said it could have been that I leaked and it has sealed over. I have no idea what else it could be.

So I am on a high protein diet and rest until Monday. No cooking, cleaning. I guess Monday just to see if I can get past the 37 week mark a few days. Of course this all happened when my dh was leaving for work so I have all the kids by myself. Plus, I cook from scratch all the time so I don't have anything I can just pop in the oven or anything. It's frustrating, but I certainly do want him to be healthy when he comes out.

I asked her what happens if I go into labor at 37 weeks and she said you're fine, it's not a problem. She stated it was the other midwives who were having a hard time with the earliness of it all and she always brings a back up so it was posing a problem. Apparently state law says 36 weeks, so that is not a problem (I thought it was 37) but his size and the other midwives not feeling comfortable with it.

So hopefully this will all be over and done with soon. Thanks for putting up with my big soap opera.

Heads are going to roll if I wind up going late after all this.

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Well, sounds like a little good news. Sending sticky baby thoughts for the next two weeks or so.

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Kim,

I'll be thinking about you and sending positive thoughts your way!

(good thing you canceled your daughters appointment!)

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