Due date is tomorrow. My sister just left to go back home from out of state. Obviously, no baby.
Dd to Ds: "Let's have a snack party! I got us chips, and a hammer!"
My midwife and I might try to get labor going in a few days, my husband can't take much time off work so if I went into labor wednesday/thurs he could take a couple days and have the weekend too. It'd be nice to have him home.
married to my best friend, britt, since 8.12.2004 ...homeschooling mama to my girls: avi born 8.3.05, my ryan leanor 1.5.08, azia 9.2.09, and #4 a BOY! due in november 2011.
A good thing that happened was I did really think might be in the start of labor this morning, so I put on my hypnobabies early labor cd and I stayed with the sensations and was totally able to relax and open. I have been scared about how I will handle the pain (esp after my mw told me I am no good at handling it, grr), so that gave me a boost of confidence.
we are going to go to the "beach" today (a little hole dug up in dry CO with some sand and water). Maybe I will try to walk and swim, relax, and talk to the baby a bit. Sounds good to me!
Michele married to Dh since Dec 2000 and happily sharing a home with 3 kitties, 1 doggy, DS R born 8/25/09 into the arms of his mama, and DS E born 2/25/2012
Is anyone else feeling restless? I don't have too much motivation to do anything during the day. It takes a lot to get up the energy to do the grocery shopping or make dinner. At the same time, I keep waking up at night and even falling asleep is hard even though I feel exhausted.
Why is the waiting so hard????
DS was born at 40 weeks and 2 days so I am thinking she will come this week (I hope). I am going for a VBAC so I can't go much past 41 weeks or so before they are going to want to section me.
Oh, add me to the list. Definitely still pregnant. Not due until Friday, but when you tell people that you're due "late August" or "early September" they hear that you're due August 1st. I think everyone (me included) thought the baby would be here weeks ago, even though none of us had any real reason to believe that.
I keep trying to remember all those things that I didn't do in early pregnancy because one of them might induce labor. Does anyone know if laying on your stomach can put enough pressure on your uterus to break your water? (just kidding. . . mostly)
Oh well, DH should be home with my blueberry muffin, hot chocolate, and iced decaf Americano any minute.
I think I'm going to ask DH to move the rocking chair to the back porch and then go sit out there until the baby comes out. It's getting pretty brisk here in the mornings, maybe I can chill this kid out!
Mama to a bilingual (Arabic/English) and cuddly 3 year old, and planning another peaceful homebirth in June.
I was taking a nice shower and I was talking to the baby telling him I will try to be the best mommy for him and his siblings are excited to meet him.
I just figure there is not much to do about when baby comes (although if men had babies, I'm sure there would be a watch that would know exactly prelabour signs, and counted down for them! ), so I'm just hanging out and enjoying time with my almost 3yo!
Good vibes to all the mamas left!
Good luck Mamas! Hang in there!!!
I'm at peace with it at this point.
“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines.” - Marcia Angell, M.D., former NEJM Editor Private Parts are Private Property!
Good luck Mamas
I keep trying to remember what I always told my pre-natal patients before I was ever pregnant...there's no such thing as a specific due date (or at least there shouldn't be). It's really a DUE MONTH and it's totally normal and natural for baby to be born anytime around the one month range.
Luckily, I'm still feeling pretty good, and as of last week am not working anymore. So I've really been enjoying this time to relax, read, and spend some time alone right now...knowing that I won't have much time to myself anymore in the very near future!
I AM getting anxious to meet this baby and get to know more about him or her (especially to find out if it IS a him or her...I almost went out to buy one of those drugstore tests the other day ).
Still here today at 42weeks2 days. Never thought I would be. I hope none of you have to go through that.
There is something very weird about knowing when you will have your baby. I think I am more afraid of the pain this time because I can anticipate it. Last time it just happened and I went with it. A little worried it will not allow me to relax enough to get the show on the road this morning.