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It sure seems like it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:<br><br>
Yesterday had tons of bloody show and thought "finally!". I got various people alerted (doing some filming and what not so needed to get them updated) and now this morning I have NOTHING. No show, no pressure, no ctrx. (not that there were any before)....needless to say I'm a bit frustrated.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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I'm still here, 11 days past my due date. I've been the same way. Tons of contractions and pressure one day, and not so much the next.
 

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I'm still here... and pregnant... and sick and tired of it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I got the go-ahead from my MW today to start EPO and look into an acupuncturist. I didn't waste any time: I have an appointment this evening for acupuncture!<br><br>
Tomorrow is my weekly appointment with my MW, and I don't want to go there for another prenatal appointment, so I'd rather just make the trip in labor (3 hours each way).<br><br>
I'm hoping that the acupuncture will work... or that I'm just flat ready for labor. I'm starting into my 41st week here, and am really feeling ready to have a baby!
 

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I'm still here! But I'm not really very late (if at all) yet. I was 40 weeks last Saturday, but that was based on LMP, because I wasn't charting ovulation. I know when dh was home <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">, but if he has strong swimmers, they could've lived for 4-5 days <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> And both of my other kids were born 1 week past my edd (based on ovulation). So I'm here, getting anxious, but not really surprised!
 

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I'm still waiting.<br>
Technically due on the 28th but I'm hoping for sometime this week so I don't have to go to another OB appt. I was there yesterday and they were very willing to intervene in ANY way to start labor for me... which I laughed at. I'd really prefer for this to just happen on it's own.<br><br>
Last night I woke up to contractions. Had them from about 2:30-5:30 and now nothing all day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I'm hoping tonight they'll start up again with more staying power.<br><br>
baby dust to everyone still waiting!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/dust.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dust"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/dust.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dust"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/dust.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dust"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/dust.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dust">
 

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I'm still here and likely to be. I'm so mad at myself right now! I just got back from my doctor's appt. and for some reason I let her check my cervix, which is still high, back and thick. So, now I feel like I've failed a test or something, and I'm never going to have this baby! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
She's already talking about the schedule for getting induced. I do NOT want to be induced, and have been very clear with her on that. So she's stretching the timeline out. I don't want to go and get "evaluated" at the hospital in a week though. I don't like the hospital.<br><br>
Anyway, just feeling down, and very stuck. I know that I could still go into labour at any second, but feel like it's very unlikely. I"m either 1 week 4days overdue or 5 days. Either way, I'm done!
 

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I'm still here! I'm not even due until the 30th though, so I'm only 39 weeks. Hopefully soon for all of us though! I definitely feel for you 'overdue' moms!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> You won't be pregnant forever, even if it feels like it.
 

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Thanks. It's so nice to come here and get support. I have had a very "easy" pregnancy, and find it so hard to cope now. (I'm just hoping this evens out my karma, and I have a wonderful birth)
 

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I think for me it's particularly rough because I used castor oil with DD. I am determined not to this time and after yesterdays ungodly amount of show I was SOOOO hopeful. I spent hours looking it up only to read the same thing every time "within 24 to 48 hours" and "labour is imminent". I shouldn't have let myself get excited.<br><br>
FWIW I'm either due (today) or a week over so it's not even like I was getting my hopes up "early". (dates are based off LMP vs. what I am pretty sure was conception)<br><br>
Such a dissapointment to wake up this morning. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> It's not even like I'm dying to be done. I'm totally content to be pregnant longer but man what a bummer to have that "progress" but not really have it. SIGH
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">:<br><br>
For the past 3 days I've had really crampy contractions, lots of bloody show and mucus and yet I'm not in labor yet.<br>
My 1st u/s date is tomorrow and my ovulation date is saturday.
 

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This is so hard! All the false alarms make it harder, too. It gets so boring waiting for things to start, and trying be rested for a labor that could start anytime, or not for days. My mantra was "the baby will come when the baby is ready"--and I kind of believed it. Now that he is here, it really seems like he's been here forever. Good luck, ladies, lots of labor dust to you.
 

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My due date isn't until the 25th and I seem no where near. Baby hasn't dropped or engaged. I haven't felt any crampiness or had any show. No plug gone. Nada. My dd was a scheduled c/s at 40w 6 days due to breech and I never went into labor so I'm basically a first time mom here as far as the body gearing up for labor. I'm buckling down for another 10 days at least, but not exactly thrilled about it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: I too am having an easy pregnancy and could stand to be pg for a bit longer. It is tough being at the tail end of the group here, though.<br>
Oh well, I have plenty of projects that are keeping me busy still.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">s to the *overdues*
 

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Well the 23rd is my edd. This whole time I've been thinking I'd go late, maybe even a sept. baby b/c dd was 10days late. But then it all changed when we got orders to move cross country and our stuff is getting packed up on the 4th of sept! Yikes! I really didn't want to make it to my edd. So we'll see how it all works out. I really don't want to be preg. in Sept now!! Probably saying that just increases my odds of it happening! Oh well.... trying to stay busy.... and remember that "it could be worse!" There are mamas here dealing w/ much worse than timing issues. I feel SOOOO much for those dealing w/ puppps and whatnot--hope you get relief soon! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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40w1d here. DD came at 39w1d so I thought maybe this one would come a little sooner too.<br><br>
I am 3 cm and 60% effaced, with no mucus plug left (on Tuesday anyway). I am too darn curious and had to have a VE. DH is suddenly having pregnant sex hang ups and won't DTD. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: I keep reminding him how totally uninterested in ANY kind of loving I am going to be PP, hoping he'll want to 'get it while he can'. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
No luck.<br><br><br>
I changed the message on my phone to say "Hi, this is Ashlee. I haven't had a baby yet. If you're calling for a different reason please leave a message."<br><br>
No matter how many times I tell people that they will get a phone call when it happens, they keep calling! Trust me people, I want baby out waaaay more than you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I'm still here and 39 weeks so I'm not late but I am so so tired of being pregnant. I've had a ton of health issues this pregnancy and I'm just ready to leave them all behind. Not to mention the on again off again contractions I've been having for about 2 weeks are really kicking my butt. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Is it bad that I just feel so impatient to meet this little girl? I just want her safe and sound in my arms.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Thanks. It's so nice to come here and get support. I have had a very "easy" pregnancy, and find it so hard to cope now. (I'm just hoping this evens out my karma, and I have a wonderful birth)</div>
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Yeah, the end of pregnancy is SO hard emotionally. I've sailed through my pregnancy. I'm not even that uncomfortable right now besides the minor discomforts at night of getting up 5-6 times to pee and having sore hips from laying down so long. Even heartburn hasn't kicked my butt as I've been taking Pepsid Complete every night before bed and that controls it all night and ALL the next day.<br><br>
I'm just EMOTIONALLY ready to be done. I'm really trying not to get impatient, but its SO hard. If I wasn't SO set against elective inductions I could really see how they look SO appealing to women during the end of pregnancy. I had a REALLY bad experience with induction with my 1st baby, so I"m definitely not going THERE again. If I hadn't though, I'd probably be one of those women begging to just get it done and over with!<br><br>
For me, just the unknown of it all stresses me out. When will it be? What time of day? What day? How long will it last? Will I be able to get ahold of my inlaws who will be caring for my older two? Will they make it to my house fast enough? All of those unanswered questions drive me nuts...
 

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I'm definitely still here, at 40 weeks 2 days and counting ...<br><br>
EkkaGrrl, I'm sure it's not bad to be impatient. Especially what you said about having her safe and sound in your arms - I definitely feel too like any health worries will be lessened when at least I have a little more control over what happens to the baby, since she'll be outside ... although thank goodness we've so far not been given any special reason to worry - but I still do anyway ...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">For me, just the unknown of it all stresses me out. When will it be? What time of day? What day? How long will it last? Will I be able to get ahold of my inlaws who will be caring for my older two? Will they make it to my house fast enough? All of those unanswered questions drive me nuts...</div>
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I know exactly what you mean! I just wish that the whole thing was over so that I can get on with looking after my baby without having to worry about this massive "event" in the middle, which may or may not go well.<br><br>
Come on baby, you know you want to come out!
 
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