I get a kick out of being "late" because it becomes fun answering people when your due date is.
"Yesterday" got me some great looks at work today.
I enjoy "Last week" even more. People look like your going to drop that baby right there in the produce section at the grocery store (or wherever).
I don't expect to go before week 41 so I don't feel nearly as anxious as I did with my last pregnancy (no threat of induction looming over me this time, either) but figured I'd start the "overdue"* thread anyway.
*"overdue" and "late" are in quotes because I don't actually believe "late" happens until you hit 42 weeks, but we still need a "late" thread.
I have an appointment with my midwife tomorrow, and I actually will need to discuss the subject of how long I can go and still get my homebirth. The worries are also starting to creep in - how big will this baby be (DS was 8.5 lbs), is my placenta up to this long pregnancy, will I not go into labor?
Trying to let all of that go, but this is new territory for me.
Beth - blissfully married to Doug. DS - Liam (5/10) & Darcy (2/13). . New SAHM & Labor Doula.
Welcome baby girl! Born at home, in the water, in the caul, and caught by daddy. February 24, 2013!
So that's what I'm going with this time
I am sooo ready!! There is nothing new to indicate that birth is near either. uugh. There has been some tension between DH and I and I know we need to have it resolved. Its been a struggle, we work one issue out and everything is good and then something else pops up. We just can't seem to keep it good. Bleh.
My sister just got over the flu and I'm so glad as I really want her here for the birth, especially since my mom is out of town until Sunday.
My hips hurt and makes sleeping very hard to do. Hoping baby decides to come soon!
Me! I'm also 40w1d. I guess it will be the great mystery of the world why DS came at 38w3d and this one is staying put.
i guess they're just completely different people!
hugs and love to all of you dear "overdue" ladies. you're all doing great and will be holding your babes soon! you're in the home stretch!!
robina. unschooling mama and midwifery student. building my nest with my husband, our daughter (born at home 11/07), our son (home waterbirth 5/10), and our newest little girl (born at home 4/13)!
Saw my midwife yesterday, we made our weekly appointment for next Friday (which would be 41+4 days) to do an NST at her house if baby's not here. She said her "gut feeling" is this weekend (as is mine) so we'll see what happens. I feel okay except for the ever-present carpal tunnel and hip pain, so it's all good. Though I've had a lot of lower back crampiness the last two days...
Is anyone else having any signs that labor is near?? Nothing new here..just the regular BH's. Lots of snotty mucus but not globs of it. Baby is still moving around a lot. Hasn't settled into a position yet.
I had a really off day yesterday..just felt like crap the whole day. I was hoping that it was a sign. I slept in this morning way longer than normal. I must have needed the sleep. Feeling better today..its sunny out so I think I will get out and work in the garden..its been neglected with all the yuck weather we have had.
Hope you "overdue" mama's are hanging in there!! What are you doing to pass the time?? I have been knitting baby hats for the newborn photoshoot and now I'm sick of knitting!! haha
I spent a few hours at the playground with DS today, he's at a friend's house now, keeping me busy is work (telecommuting), keeping the house somewhat picked up for birthin' and afterwards, and running the kids around. Typical stuff.
You people think YOU'RE overdue!? YOU DON'T KNOW OVERDUE!!!
- The People Still On The Island From April
41w1d and counting...
I should do some baking too, I find it to be therapeutic.
Loveneverfails - we're not *that* far behind you Sigh. They'll emerge sooner or later - I have yet to read of a woman being pregnant indefinitely. How many of the April ladies are still waiting?
Ok, so *maybe* we're getting punchy over here. There are at least 5 people I know of, and we've got several other ones who haven't reported in in a while.
My sister's mother-in-law was SIX WEEKS late. Six weeks. Seriously. Six weeks.
It was the early 70s, she was a hippy, my brother-in-law was fine, if not a little dried out and surly.
Pet-mom to Squirt with FLUTD & Maya the deaf wonder dog .
Six weeks late! I would be begging for interventions at that point!
She said he had super long nails.
chirp. chirp. chirp.
The board is so quiet. I feel like everyone is off having babies.
41 weeks Monday.