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12-06-2010 09:34 PM
iowaorganic

Ugh. Still pregnant here too. I have been have been having lots of false labor though.  Never had that before.  I hate it!  I am what 41+3?  Tonight I really thought was it and was so looking forward to a baby by midnight and then it stopped.  My midwife was nervous she wouldn't even make it in time!  Heck- I was freaked she wouldn't make it in time.  I know it is progress though...  All those contractions must be doing something down there right?

12-06-2010 08:12 PM
Cassaba I'm still here. I'll be 41 weeks tomorrow (Tues) with no indication that baby is ready to meet us. Trying to be patient...
12-06-2010 04:01 PM
luvmi2kids

who is still left? I am 41 weeks and 3 days

11-28-2010 02:13 PM
rachwms

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It is hard to be due at the end of the month, it feels like everyone already had their babies and are busy with them so our DDC is not as chatty.



I feel the same way.    MIL came to visit today.  She keeps reminding me that she is going back December 1st.  It is hard for me not to remind here that she picked her flight dates and not me, but I keep it to myself.  :D  COME ON BABY!!!!

11-28-2010 12:47 PM
fancyoats

39+5 today.  i've lost a few globs of my mucus plug, starting thanksgiving day.  i also started using a few acupressure points to try to move baby down and get things going.  baby does seem much lower today than yesterday, but no real ctx still.

 

my dh and dd are both sick with colds but somehow i am not.  i hope my luck holds.  fingers crossed!!

11-28-2010 10:56 AM
MisaGoat

Still pregnant. I am due either today (accounting for cycle length) or 11/30 by my last period. So I am trying to be patient but I am not! I've been having contractions more frequently the past couple days. Friday they picked up and got about 7 minutes apart then I went to bed and they must have stopped all together.

 

My husband is also getting very anxious, he calls and asks if I am having contractions or if I am in labor. I promise I would call him first. His coworkers are also very excited and keep asking about me. He is off the next two days so if the baby would come then it would be really nice. He is ready to have some time at home.

 

It is hard to be due at the end of the month, it feels like everyone already had their babies and are busy with them so our DDC is not as chatty.

11-28-2010 08:51 AM
rosie29

How's everyone doing?  I am 40+1 and on what I hope is the tail end of a nasty cold.  I had no voice on Friday, so I was really hoping not to go into labor then!!  My head is still full of snot (um, sorry, TMI) but otherwise feeling better.  DH is great with taking the kids;  they are swimming at the Y right now so I can rest.  He tries very hard not to complain, but I know that being post-EDD is hard for him...he dislikes the wait and all the questions from co-workers.  As for me, I'm kind of just enjoying these last few days of my pregnancy.  I've been making Christmas stockings for the kids and it's still hard for me to wrap my brain around the fact that I'll have THREE kids soon!

 

 

11-26-2010 09:11 AM
luckiest

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okay.  Had contractions every 10 minutes for 2 1/2 hours then they died out.  How frustrating.  I sure hope they come back soon!!!



This was me three nights ago.  Every 5 minutes for about an hour, every 10 for another hour, then nothing since then.  Pretty frustrating.  And two nights ago I woke up with soaking wet panties and thought for a moment my water had broken, but it was all me, haha.  I'm still amazed at the amount of watery discharge my vagina is capable of producing.  TMI, sorry!  

 

But I'm 40 weeks today!  The real thing is coming soon no matter which way you slice it!

11-22-2010 02:16 PM
rachwms

okay.  Had contractions every 10 minutes for 2 1/2 hours then they died out.  How frustrating.  I sure hope they come back soon!!!

11-22-2010 10:24 AM
iowaorganic

I am ready to be done as well.  Before thanksgiving.  But mine is purely selfish in that I just want an excuse to stay home.  So here is my plan.  Tuesday night eat super spicy mexican.  Wednesday morning put DH to work on getting that baby out.  (we did a trial run and got some really great contractions going!).  Then hopefully baby comes sometime soon.  I have a little menu planned for staying at home.  We are having duck, mashed potatoes, green beans, pickle wraps, and faux pumpkin pie (we don't have a pumpkin- so squash it will be!).  I figure I can handle making that even in early labor. 

11-22-2010 09:32 AM
WifeofAnt

DDCC - Not my hips but every morning I wake up and my knees are killing me.greensad.gif

11-22-2010 07:49 AM
runkin

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39 weeks yesterday!~

Having the hardest time getting good rest, when I am sleeping on my side my hip joints start hurting so then I have to turn over every 20 to 30 min,,, Eeerr I just need then to relax! I will try and get my husband to massage them today! That should help, Anyone Else having probs with their hips?



I was having the same problem. I felt like an old dog the way my hips hurt so bad. Try sleeping with a pillow between your knees. It has really alleviated the hip soreness for me. I too was asking for hip massages all the time. Hope you get some good sleep!

11-22-2010 07:41 AM
rosie29

Awww, I'm sorry to hear that some of you won't be doing a Thanksgiving this year, but I hope it turns out for the best and you have either a nice quiet family day at home -- or perhaps a lovely birth that day!  We normally spend T-Day four hours away with DH's parents, and the men hunt most of the day.  Not this year!  My parents are coming to us; we're doing the turkey and a couple simple dishes and my mom is doing the rest.  I'm excited.  And, if it happens that I go into labor, my parents will be my kids' caregivers during that time anyhow, so we'll be all set. 

11-21-2010 03:10 PM
rachwms

We also decided not to do Thanksgiving this year.  My mother is close by, but I really don't like her very much and I don't want to deal with the stress of seeing her.  His fathers side of the family is two hours away and I don't want to be two hours away on my due date.  His mother is flying in from Florida and wants us to go to her family celebration if the baby comes by then.   I don't like the idea of taking a newborn around 50 people.  So, I think he might make a nice roast and not a turkey and some mashed potatoes.  Then we can cuddle and watch movies and eat pie.

11-21-2010 02:09 PM
quelindo

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how are you all dealing with thanksgiving?  are you planning to cook?  we earned a free turkey through our grocery store's promo (spend x amount over x weeks) so we are going to try somehow to roast it.  i usually go all out with pies and side dishes and such, and i am really hoping to do so again (hello postpartum leftovers!! :D), but it's so hard to have the timing of everything be so uncertain.  i figure i will get all the food tomorrow and we will cook as much as we can, and if we have to wait for my mom to get here to cook next sunday (the 30th, my edd) then we will cook when she gets here.


We decided not to do Thanksgiving at all this year, which sounds kind of sad when I write it out, lol. My mom isn't hosting and we're on the outs with DH's sisters, so there's nowhere for us to go, and I'm not up to cooking a whole meal just for me, DH, and our 5YO! Plus we're gluten- and corn-free, so I couldn't even order things...I'd have to make it all myself. Hopefully next year we'll have a plan. :)
 

11-21-2010 11:33 AM
fancyoats

how are you all dealing with thanksgiving?  are you planning to cook?  we earned a free turkey through our grocery store's promo (spend x amount over x weeks) so we are going to try somehow to roast it.  i usually go all out with pies and side dishes and such, and i am really hoping to do so again (hello postpartum leftovers!! :D), but it's so hard to have the timing of everything be so uncertain.  i figure i will get all the food tomorrow and we will cook as much as we can, and if we have to wait for my mom to get here to cook next sunday (the 30th, my edd) then we will cook when she gets here.

11-20-2010 01:54 PM
luvmi2kids

wow, ya so I am not alone... I am feeling like I am going to be preggo forever like some of you!  I am just going to try and be patient.. I keep reminding myself that once he is born, Thats it, the joy will be here, but a lot of work, I am going to try and Rest in knowing that I can wait! He will be here before I know it. Oh happy Day it will be !!!jumpers.gif Oh another happy thing Just found our that my sister that has been trying to get Preggo for 5 years is going to have a Baby through adoptionheart-1.gif  on Dec 9th that means that she could Possibly have a Baby before me... Wouldn't that be a little Crazy.. It took her about 8 months to get the Grip that I was having another. We never thought that she would be getting a Baby so Soon!hearts.gif

11-20-2010 11:11 AM
FarrenSquare

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totally with you on the hip thing.  not only do i have to roll over every 30 minutes, it takes like ten minutes to actually GET myself rolled over.  i have to hoist the belly with one hand and grab onto the headboard and scootch and scootch and finagle the pillow between my knees and fix the blanket and then it takes SO long to get back to sleep.  and then i have to toll over again and then i have to pee.  so yeah, not a lot of restful sleep happening.  but i guess they always say it's practice for a newborn. 


Exactly this. It is like the weight and baby are crushing my hips together and every 30 minutes they need a rest and break. The belly, the blankets, the pillow, the constant urge to pee all contribute to extreme night time frustration!

 

I am really starting to feel like I'm trapped in this pregnant body for life. I'm 40w3d so I'm probably just being overly dramatic.

11-20-2010 09:53 AM
fancyoats

totally with you on the hip thing.  not only do i have to roll over every 30 minutes, it takes like ten minutes to actually GET myself rolled over.  i have to hoist the belly with one hand and grab onto the headboard and scootch and scootch and finagle the pillow between my knees and fix the blanket and then it takes SO long to get back to sleep.  and then i have to toll over again and then i have to pee.  so yeah, not a lot of restful sleep happening.  but i guess they always say it's practice for a newborn. 

11-20-2010 09:00 AM
my kidlets and me

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Originally Posted by luvmi2kids View Post

39 weeks yesterday!~

Having the hardest time getting good rest, when I am sleeping on my side my hip joints start hurting so then I have to turn over every 20 to 30 min,,, Eeerr I just need then to relax! I will try and get my husband to massage them today! That should help, Anyone Else having probs with their hips?



I'm having the same problems -- I know what you mean about having to turn over every 20 to 30 minutes. I cannot wait until I can sleep on my stomach again!


Me too - I am so uncomfortable at night.  I'm not getting a good sleep.  Plus, this morning I woke up with a headache and a sore throat.  Ugh....

11-20-2010 07:16 AM
quelindo



 

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Originally Posted by luvmi2kids View Post

39 weeks yesterday!~

Having the hardest time getting good rest, when I am sleeping on my side my hip joints start hurting so then I have to turn over every 20 to 30 min,,, Eeerr I just need then to relax! I will try and get my husband to massage them today! That should help, Anyone Else having probs with their hips?



I'm having the same problems -- I know what you mean about having to turn over every 20 to 30 minutes. I cannot wait until I can sleep on my stomach again!

11-20-2010 06:30 AM
luvmi2kids

39 weeks yesterday!~

Having the hardest time getting good rest, when I am sleeping on my side my hip joints start hurting so then I have to turn over every 20 to 30 min,,, Eeerr I just need then to relax! I will try and get my husband to massage them today! That should help, Anyone Else having probs with their hips?

11-20-2010 05:06 AM
YayJennie

I'm 40 weeks today.  The last 3 days straight have been consistent, sometimes pinchy/painful contractions every 5-15 minutes, no matter what I'm doing.  Luckily, I am still getting good nights' sleep, and can sleep right through them for the most part.  But damn, I'm getting impatient!  I'm not even that uncomfortable (although I am desperate to give birth to get rid of this hemorrhroid I have greensad.gif), but I am getting sick of wondering whether my husband should go to class or work or if I'll go into labor.  He stayed home yesterday and I felt bad all day that he missed work and I didn't have a baby.  But now this morning, he went to class (45 minutes away) and now I'm nervous I'll give birth too quick and he'll miss it!  Grr. 

11-19-2010 03:23 PM
rachwms

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Anyway, as I've been typing this I've had two of the most intense contractions I've had so far, so maybe we're looking at the weekend!  


Oh I hope so!!!!!!

 

:D

11-19-2010 11:57 AM
my kidlets and me

I went to the chiro this morning and my synsibus pubis (sp?) is finally moving - he guesses I'll have the baby Sunday or Monday.  Ha!  That would be the earliest I've ever had a baby....we'll see if he's right.

 

I hope those contractions mean something, luckiest!  I have pretty much constant BH these days and I'm not sleeping well, either.  I haven't had any serious contractions, but have been crampy off and on.  I'm starting to get to the end of my tether.  I'm going to walk to pick up dd1 this afternoon - I haven't been doing much walking lately - so hopefully that helps grind baby's head into my cervix and get something going.

 

Oh, I'm 40+2 today.

11-19-2010 11:29 AM
luckiest

Nov 26 here, 39 weeks today.  Have been having a few menstrual-type cramps every day, no pattern at all.  BH all the time.  Still feeling pretty good (other than not sleeping).  Get LOTS of stabby cervical pains when I go on walks, which I've been told is a sign of effacement.  I had one cervical check two weeks ago, and I was 80% effaced, 1cm, -2.  At my last visit the midwife said babe felt lower, but didn't specify station.  

 

My mom and MIL are flying in tomorrow, and I'm excited for them to be here but am starting to have mixed feelings about it.  The plan all along has been for my mom to be at the birth, so on one hand part of me feels like I've been waiting for her to get here.  My MIL won't be at the birth (which will be at home), but she'll be staying at a hotel about three blocks away.  I'm slightly worried that her presence this week will make me feel like a watched pot.  It actually hadn't crossed my mind until both of my midwives expressed concern over it.  My MIL has said over and over that her visit is just to help out however she can, celebrate Thanksgiving, and if the baby happens to come while she's here then it's a happy bonus.  But I know she'll be disappointed if she has to go back to Texas without having met her grandbaby.  She'll be leaving when I'm 40+2, so it's entirely possible I'll still be pregnant.  She's always been outwardly supportive of the homebirth, she's a sweetheart and would never tell us she disagrees, but I know that once I'm in labor she'll be sitting in her hotel room biting her nails to the roots worrying about us.  

 

Anyway, as I've been typing this I've had two of the most intense contractions I've had so far, so maybe we're looking at the weekend!  

11-18-2010 07:58 PM
rachwms

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no mucus plug.  no bloody show.  no cramping.  no twinges.  baby's not "dropped".  no contractions (except painless tight b-h).  nothing.  i will never have this baby.  i resign myself to a life of pregnancy.  *sigh* 

 

I have had all of those things, but my guess is that you will go before me!   Ha!!!!!

Or maybe by some miracle tomorrow we will both no longer be preggers.

11-18-2010 07:56 PM
rachwms

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So...anyone else feeling like you're just going to stay this way forever? 

 

I get plenty of cramping and low ctx, but no "progress."  If I go way past 40 I'm going to cry.  (39.6 today)


YE! yes! yes!    For the past two weeks it has felt like I have the worst period ever.  I have been walking around at 3cm for two weeks,   Bloody show almost a week ago.  I have done every freakin' old wives tell there is (except the castor oil....ew...) and nothing nothing nothing.  Everything hurts, I have crappy furniture that is not comfortable and I am tired of 'putting on a happy face' at work.

 

Whew!

 

I feel better,

11-18-2010 07:39 PM
mizznicole

So...anyone else feeling like you're just going to stay this way forever? 

 

I get plenty of cramping and low ctx, but no "progress."  If I go way past 40 I'm going to cry.  (39.6 today)

11-18-2010 02:50 PM
quelindo

I feel exactly the same way -- like everyone else is having their baby and I'm going to be pregnant forever. Even the one mama I know IRL who was due just four days before me had her baby almost a week ago. I don't have any signs that things could be starting, either -- though I didn't last time, and my son was here in less than five hours from the first indication (my water breaking). So now I find myself staring at the calendar whenever I'm in the kitchen...

 

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i took dd on a long walk (an hour+) in the stroller this morning, hoping to get some action going, but no.  nothing.  only b-h ctx and now my back and pelvis are all creaky/painful.  maybe babe is a little lower, but still.  i know i'm "early" still (38+2) and have nothing to complain about really, but all these birth announcements flying around everywhere all day every day leave me feeling a little discouraged.  everyone except me is popping out babies right and left.

 

no mucus plug.  no bloody show.  no cramping.  no twinges.  baby's not "dropped".  no contractions (except painless tight b-h).  nothing.  i will never have this baby.  i resign myself to a life of pregnancy.  *sigh* 

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