I've been taking labor herbs for the last month or more, I've had my membranes stripped 3 times already, including earlier today. Been doing acupressure, EPO, sex of course I even took 4oz of castor oil earlier this week--just made me more cranky and miserable.
I had to pay OOP for a non-stress test already (), and I have to shell out for another one on Monday if this kid is still hanging out in there. DH has come home early from work several times and even missed a shift once, cause I was SO convinced it was IT. My poor kids are feeling bored and snapped at, since I can barely waddle down to the park after them, let alone get to the grocery store or do anything remotely fun with them. I am convinced that my water will break in the worst way, either on my nice couch or in the middle of Target--or worse, that it will never break and I'll still be sitting here, gaining a stretchmark a minute all the way til next week too...
So who's postdates already?? Be misersable with me, LOL.
Freethinking Earth-mama of five.
I had a BPP on tuesday, baby is good, scored 8/8, fluid is good, placenta is good, baby is not too big (they guesstimate 6 lbs 12 oz, which I think is about a lb short of what he is), so the midwife is content to leave him to cook. I am only 1 cm, so no membrane stripping, though I was willing if I was a 2 or 3. Only 50% effaced as well.
Have a NST on Monday morning if he's not born by then, and I really am thinking he will not be. The longest they will let me go without induction is next Friday, November 20th, so at most I have a week left. That is actually very comforting for some reason.
And the best (sarcaticlly put) part is, yes! I am still working. Though it is a PITA answering the same questions every day and every hour.
hang in there!
Katrina - Mama to Gabriel 11/20/2009 and Norah 10/11/2011- married to Wayne -  and now new baby Theodore born 3/11/13
Ill be 41 weeks on Monday. but Id really like to have this little one soon. Im tired of "feeling" the pre labor part since about , oh 3 weeks ago.
Im tired of hearing two things:
1- when are you going to have that baby?
2- baby will come when she wants! (yeah I know)
the worst part it my DD said to me, (whose two and a half)
"mommy, baby "still" in belly?" sort of telling me and sort of asking...
I think we are all tired of waiting
i didn't feel any better when my mom told me that, of her six births, the third one was the longest... that baby, my older brother, stayed in until 43 weeks!
I'm just sooooo ready to have this baby at home and NOT have to deal with the paranoia and ringamarole that surrounds going past 42 weeks.
Melissa, wife to Brian, mommy to my home born, breastfeeding, sling-riding, sleep sharing, cloth diapered, intact kiddos Adam 11/09 and Leah 8/12.