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When do I get to hold my little one? I've had things happen, crampiness, loose stools, vomiting, irritability and other things that indicate labor is coming. Then it peters out and nada. I feel fine. I got a few menstrual-like cramps reminiscent of when my daughter was born almost 8 years ago coming about every 30-45 minutes at church and in the car home, but when we got home, nothing since then (unless I just am not paying attention). Ok--as I type, I get another one. Then Little Bit gets real squirmy afterward.

But, I feel bad if I have to call my doula today on the holiday. Can I just have a long, drawn-out prodromal labor and go to the hospital tomorrow after my kids are at school? However, I'm half-expecting it to peter out and I'll get to the end of this next week and go to church next weekend still pregnant :.

Anyone else still waiting? It is getting to the point that I almost don't want to log into the birth club--even though I have not hit my due date, yet. And at church and the pregnant soldier's program--people due around me are dropping like flies having their babies.
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I feel the same way off and on. One moment I'm fine that baby will decide best time to come and next minute I"m wanting her now...Hang in there!
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I'm still waiting. And it seems nothing is happening, at least nothing worse mentioning. I'm two weeks away from my two due date, and as much as I would like to hold LO in my arms today, I'm trying to convince myself that this is not going to happen for another 4 weeks.

OTOH, my mom told me today that she felt completely normal until the moment she went into labor with me and then gave birth to me fairly quickly and 5 days ahead of EDD. So if there is any genetic link, maybe that is how it will be.

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When do I get to hold my little one? I've had things happen, crampiness, loose stools, vomiting, irritability and other things that indicate labor is coming. Then it peters out and nada. I feel fine. I got a few menstrual-like cramps reminiscent of when my daughter was born almost 8 years ago coming about every 30-45 minutes at church and in the car home, but when we got home, nothing since then (unless I just am not paying attention). Ok--as I type, I get another one. Then Little Bit gets real squirmy afterward.

But, I feel bad if I have to call my doula today on the holiday. Can I just have a long, drawn-out prodromal labor and go to the hospital tomorrow after my kids are at school? However, I'm half-expecting it to peter out and I'll get to the end of this next week and go to church next weekend still pregnant :.

Anyone else still waiting? It is getting to the point that I almost don't want to log into the birth club--even though I have not hit my due date, yet. And at church and the pregnant soldier's program--people due around me are dropping like flies having their babies.

I could have written parts of this myself!!!! I will have like one strong contaction and then that's it! Or I will have crampiness and other pains and then NOTHING! I have had sour stomach off and on the last couple of days and baby has slowed down significantly. He does still move here and there and I have a doppler here that I use to check on him when I worry but he went from belly shape changing inducing type movements to little wiggles here and there so I'm hoping it means SOMETHING. I too am feeling like I don't want to even log into the DDC, but I know I do. I like talking with all of you ladies on here. It definitely helps to pass the time with other like minded antsy ladies . I am so happy for everyone when I hear they are in labor or hear their birth story, but I definitely get more impatient too!

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Still waiting too. I haven't passed my due date yet... but I've been having so much stop and start that it gets me excited and then I feel let down when it goes away. I'm trying to be patient, but....
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I'm zen about it today but normally not so good everyone kept telling me they expected the baby to come before EDD so seeing that get closer and closer was realy hard. I'm seem to be doing better now that I've passed it though

While it would have been really nice to have had this baby already I don't know why I listened to the mw's since my other singletons were "late"

I think it could be another week or more. I've been having prelabor stuff for like a month though......

The thing that's killing me is that everyday the baby stays put is another day taken off the end of my maternity leave. I stopped working almost a month before my earliest wish date because of my back injury

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I'm 41w2d and it is getting REALLY hard to deal. I had what felt like about 8 hours of early labor on Friday that turned into absolutely nothing. My MW has been over twice this weekend to check on us and talking to her really helped put everything in perspective. DD was 3 weeks late so I am starting to accept that this may be just how I do the whole baby baking thing. If only that knowledge translated to me being more patient.

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Yes, count me in. Tons of stop-and-start contractions, lots of the pre-labor, yucky stomach feelings, crampiness all night long...then morning comes and it all stops! Due date was today, and my first two children were born before this point. Looks like #3 has his own plan, and I guess I need to respect that. But man, what's going on?
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ME ME ME!!

Can I say......irritablity big time today, NOT with my kids or DH but the thought of listening to my IL's talk today at Easter was just too much to consider so I stayed home!! (Might as well use the excuses while I have them lol!)

I also feel occasional ctx, lots of pooping, crampyness, stomach upset....mainly while I am trying to sleep. I normally get up for an hr or more in the middle of the night and get up 2 hrs earlier than normal, I just cant sleep!! With my other 2, I only had symptoms the day I delivered, and this has all been going on for 3 weeks (I am 38 weeks tomorrow). I started 'progressing' at 35 weeks.

Despite our protestations, MIL INSISTED on flying out my BIL and family (I am close with his wife and their kids are the same ages as mine) Tues through Sun of the next week, so while I am just dying to deliver, it would be better if I just delivered after they visit, I really want to spend time with them but hey, a mama wants a babymoon too!! We kept telling MIL/FIL that this was not a good time, but she insisted that she wanted them to come out for BIL's sons 2nd bday and would not hear otherwise.

So while I know it is in my best interest to want to wait.....I am SO READY now! My other 2 were born by now. They come when they want to, I guess!!


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I'm convinced i'll probably be induced. Daily I deal with dh yelling at dd and dd yelling at dh and then i have to deal with both of them. He seems to think and act like he's the one pregnant...always tired and sleeping, or complaining about goodness knows what....

I'm so done with being pregnant. I can't wait until after baby is hgere because his mom will be here for a week!!! I get a responsible adult here with me!!!!! WOOHOO!!! Mind you I have to deal with dh taking off a week as well. I'd rather just have mil here and send him to work!

Baby is probably listening thinking, no way i'm going out there! it's a mad house!

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Yes, count me in. Tons of stop-and-start contractions, lots of the pre-labor, yucky stomach feelings, crampiness all night long...then morning comes and it all stops!


This is how I'm feeling, too. All I really want to do is whine and cry and feel sorry for myself today. I'm so tired of this. I feel like I'm getting jerked around emotionally by my own body. My first pregnancy/labor wasn't like this at all.

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I am so feeling that way. I have been having cramping and sore back and losing my mucus plug for like 3 weeks! Yesterday I spent 3 hours cleaning out my van and can barely more today and just want my LO out!! I still have two weeks till my due date. I think the worst is my cousin was due with her first 4 days after me and had her last Tue. This is my this, I was sure I would have mine first but no such luck. (she did have some issues and have to be induced but doesnt make me not want my baby more!!!)

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I hear ya ladies. I'm due Apr 26th too and this is exactly why I have stayed in the May DDC. It makes me a lot less anxious, although there have already been 4-5 babies born in ours so far! I keep telling myself I will give birth in May, but a part of me wants it to happen sooner than later!!


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Just throwing my hat into the frustrated ring too. Today is the first day that I haven't been able to maintain a positive frame of mind about it- mostly because she hasn't dropped and now I think she has moved from being LOA for weeks to being OP : so now I waver between wanting labor to come and wanting more time to get her back to being LOA. Today I realized I think she will come on 4/21 or 4/22- it's the first time I have felt any sort of inclination as to when she might arrive, but I am SO TIRED of this whole business- the contractions all night long (and some of the day too), the poopyness, the hungry/nauseous cycle, the exhaustion.
I am on a more mainstream board too and I actually felt jealous today of all of the women who are scheduling their inductions for 39 or exactly 40 weeks even though the rational part of me knows that I don't want an induction without serious medical cause.
Thank you for this thread- I feel better now, I just hit a wall today and want to meet my daughter!

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Umm yeah. I am still waiting and I AM past my due date.

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NEEEED SLEEEEEEP

GEEET IT OOOOUT

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Umm yeah. I am still waiting and I AM past my due date.
Looks like we have the same due date... I'm ready to meet this LO already!!!!

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NEEEED SLEEEEEEP

GEEET IT OOOOUT

*sobbing*
Can you have one glass of wine? Just to get a good nap in...?

As for me, tomorrow is one week past my due date by early ultrasound. So today my mom talks to my grandmother, who had seven kids, and she asks her, "Now did your pregnancies go over?" and apparently they all went a week over except one. Well THAT would have been good to know, since my mom gets it from her mom, and I get it from my mom. My own mom never remembers details like numbers and so on. She remembers emotions.

My baby descends, then goes up, then down, and she can turn 360 degrees in a single day, and does, frequently. Every time I get her in position, then I will sit down or lay down to rest, and bloop, there she goes to the side or posterior. Tomorrow if I get any contractions we are going for a long walk uphill!

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Can you have one glass of wine? Just to get a good nap in...?
Had some with dinner. l didn't want to have more. Milk worked, though, and l had two contractions last night.

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This is how I'm feeling, too. All I really want to do is whine and cry and feel sorry for myself today. I'm so tired of this. I feel like I'm getting jerked around emotionally by my own body. My first pregnancy/labor wasn't like this at all.
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GEEET IT OOOOUT

*sobbing*
Sobbing with you both and the rest of you. I just want to cry and lay around and do nothing today. I had been doing well. When I have some signs, cramping, poos, ctx, backache etc then I'm okay cause something is going on but when I have NOTHING I get so down. Going to take a nap with DD now and cry myself to sleep....
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Tomorrow if I get any contractions we are going for a long walk uphill!
I hate to break it to you, but...I have been walking 3-4 miles uphill (well, treadmill incline!) every day! It ain't workin...
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I hate to break it to you, but...I have been walking 3-4 miles uphill (well, treadmill incline!) every day! It ain't workin...
Same here - well I've been staying very active!

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Still waiting and getting more impatiant and frustrated by the day. I'm such an unpleasant person at the end of pregnancy

I was going to force dh to make a drop off tonight, but now he's not feeling well....

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Hey everyone! I haven't been too active posting on the board, mostly because I'm due on 4/29. So, at the beginning of my pregnancy, I was expecting to go over (even though I had both my boys a bit early). But, now that I have 2 weeks to edd, I'm SO READY. This lo is already engaged, so I'm having so much pubic symphysis pain, it's unreal.

I keep telling myself that lo is doing everything he should right now, he's engaged, my cervis is ripening, my cervix is dilating. Those are all good signs. But, I've had SO many ctx over the last few weeks (esp at night), that I'm exhausted. I'm sore and I think he's HUGE!

So, for all of us------------babies please come out!!-----------------

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Sorry Shine .
Thank you, I didn't cry but the nap did help...This won't last forever, I won't be pregnant forever...I have to keep this in my head!!!!

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Yes babies pleeeeeaaaasssse!
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Thank you, I didn't cry but the nap did help...This won't last forever, I won't be pregnant forever...I have to keep this in my head!!!!


Yes let's keep telling this to ourselves!!!!

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I agree feels like it's never going to end! I am soooo ready not to be pregnant.

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I feel like I'm going to be pg forever too. So much so that I won't even try anything to encourage this be along because I feel like it's just pointless

I just wish people would stop asking if I had the baby yet, when I'm going to have a baby, when my induction is scheduled for/ how long they're going to let me go and all those other annoying questions

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I'm not even due by the earliest dates until April 29th, so I keep telling myself that that's 2 more weeks. And I'll probably go over, so that's really 3 weeks at least.

But, that doesn't help me sleep at night....

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And then: I'm really, really tired of making angels.

But wait, could it really be true?


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