Yep. Still pregnant.<br><br>
"edd" April 15th, according to lmp. according to u/s due today <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> yeah, right. at least that gives us more leeway for hb.<br><br>
Yesterday and today have been bringing me different sensations though...so that's reassuring. Hopefully.<br><br>
Maybe I should meander over to May ddc. sigh...<br><br>
gosh, are we it???
Still here!!! I'm "due" next week. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> The midwife did a ve yesterday and I'm 2cm dialated but I know that doesn't mean much. I'm just trying to relax and enjoy the nice weather.
Still here... I was "due" on Monday per ovulation date (I don't tell them LMP - make them calculate it from the ovulation date I provide).<br><br>
Going to have a little heart to heart with babe tonight to reassure babe that it's actually very nice out here and then do the "fear release" track from hypnobabies. That, plus my normal EPO...<br><br>
Waiting patiently, still, but have stopped answering the phone myself. DH or the machine gets it.<br><br>
Made a trip to Walgreens tonight to get more bandaids for DD, bubblegum for DH, and EPO and hibiclens for me (found out today that I'm GBS+ (tested on Monday) and declining ABx in a hospital-birth with a CNM (prior NICU nurse) who is none to happy about it, but PTTTHHHBBTTTT on her). Baby's doc would prefer I have the ABx, but recognizes my right to make this decision for MY family and won't give me crap about it.
me. I'm really ready though.<br><br>
AnnetteMarie, my second was 16 days late. It got really old telling people, no I haven't had the baby yet. I finally concocted an answer that closed their mouths. I started telling people "why yes, I did have the baby! I just decided to leave her home with the cat (she's SUCH a good babysitter, you have NO idea!), and I stuffed a huge pillow under my shirt to remind me of being pregnant!" Another reply was shorter: "Oh no! I knew I was forgetting something when I left the house!"<br><br>
Here's hoping your baby will make his appearance by the weekend!
I haven't been on here before, but wanted to see if anyone else was lying in wait. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
By lmp, my EDD is tomorrow, by my charting, it would be Saturday. I've never been this pregnant before, so it's all new to me! Curiosity got me on Monday and I consented to an exam, and I was 80% and 1 cm. I was thrilled, since with my dd it took two days of induction and I still wasn't that far! It's nice to know something's going on down there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
In a way, I wish baby would wait until Tuesday, because the OB I've been working with most closely had a death in the family and is out of state until then... the other OB in the practice is ok (I think he's in his 70s!) and oddly enough, I barely know the midwife, who was one of the reasons I picked this practice. For some reason I've only seen her twice - I do know that she's wonderful from reputation, but I'm not sure if she would be the one to come in because I'm vbac'ing...<br><br>
Anyway! I've been drinking three cups of tea a day, done with a bag each of Pregnancy Tea and RRL. And I will probably "take one for the team" and partake in some all-natural prostaglandins... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
My chiropractor, who just came back from maternity leave herself, set me up for some acupuncture on Friday morning if nothing's happened by then. So I'm doing what I can to make sure I'm ready when baby is! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
I'm here and my EDD is in...26mins <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> (4/26). I have started getting some little bouts of BH off and on since last night...but nothing exciting, regular or that has actually made me think that the little guy is planning to come soon. I have been guessing all along that he come May 3rd and my fave CNM is on call that day so that would be great - but should he decide to arrive earlier I will be just as happy!!!<br><br>
...anyone else doing TONS of walking? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
...AAH!!!! I have actually goten to the point where I don't so much mind being pregnant - but I just REALLY want to MEET my BABY!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
I am still here too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I am 3 or 4 days past my due date, depending on which u/s you go by. (I was nursing when I got preg). I have been just trying to chill and not think about things too much, but it is getting hard.<br><br>
Have y'all changed your answering machine, or turned your phone off or anything? I have found that most people have been asking me via email - which for some reason I am better able to deal with. My response is "Feeling fine, will let you know"... but I have one friend who drives me NUTS. She did this when I was pg with DD too. She calls me every day and says exactly this:<br><br>
"So whats going on? Anything? Anything going on? Got anything? Nothing? Nothing going on? Anything? Nothing?"<br><br>
Can you imagine? Does she think she is funny? Yesterday I said really firmly, "I WILL call you when he comes." She said, oh yeah I know but I just want to know if you have contractions or anything. I said, "its my third pregnancy - I have had contractions since I was 14 weeks." Not to mention the fact that I am the type of person who doesnt talk about things till they are a sure thing. i would never in a million years call her or even DH or anyone and say "I think something is happening" unless I *know* it to be true...<br><br>
So I am turning off my cell phone and changing my answering machine ....now it says "YOu have reached the ___ family. If you are calling about the baby, he is not here yet and we WILL call you when he comes. If you are calling for any other reason, please leave a message."<br><br>
So maybe that will clue her in. Geez.
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Nope. I refuse to do anything. LOL I am convinced that if its labor its coming and it wont stop and if its not then its not. All I want to do is lay on my bed and watch tv. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
I'm still here, only 6 days past my EDD<br>
Today is my last day at work, just don't want to deal with it any more. That and all the people who keep asking "You're still here?"<br>
I'm not sure how you guys make it so long past without going crazy.<br>
This is the first pregnancy for me and I have been having fits of Prodrominal labor off and on for about 4 weeks, right now I am feeling nothing though.<br><br>
We keep BDing for the prostaglandins, despite the fact that I feel like a beached whale.<br><br>
I had a NST monday - baby is doing great - everything is very healthy still. I also had an VE (the baby slept through that, but not my getting undressed, go figure) I was 30-40%, 2 cm and very soft, I let my CNM sweep the membranes, it gave me gramping and contractions all day but then they stopped the next day. The next morning I thought I my water broke, no such luck I just wet the bed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
I have another NST tomorrow morning and am considering the sweep again, I really want to avoid the cervidil and Pitocin inductions, but I know my CNM will want to schedule an induction for late next week since I will be 14 days past due next friday - I really don't want to have to induce.<br><br>
I feel like I can't relax though, I am feeling very impatient and anxious, and it doesn't help that I get called everyday asking if I am still pregnant. Nope had the baby last week, just never bothered calling you! What do these people think. These are the people who will be called when I am going to the hospital, do they honestly think I will forget them? - Sorry had to vent apparently.
16 days past today! And I have stopped answering the phone. I'm ready to stop going out, too, because I'm sick of dumb questions.<br><br>
I couldn't sleep last night and turned on the TV around 4AM. My husband was lying there, and then started cracking up. Turns out my MIL told him on the phone yesterday that he was supposed to start "manipulating my nipples". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> His response? "Mom, we've read books too." I don't know if this was more or less embarassing than the church member who suggested he start doing his "manly duty".
I"m still here too, although I thought for sure I would've had the baby by now. I'm due monday the 30th. At my last appt last friday, I was a 'good' 2cm. They could feel the baby's head, which doesn't surprise me for how I've been feeling<br><br>
I've been doing tons of walking with my kids. I'm actually getting ready to take them out to the mall just to walk around...I don't have any money right now to go shopping. SO, since it's going to rain nonstop for the next week or so, I've got my lil' bag of pennies for the kids to throw in the fountains and quarters for 2 happy meals which feeds the 3 of us for $6.<br><br>
My feet have swollen pretty bad and it's getting harder to walk. My right foot's by far worse than the left one. I'm so sick of the cramps and yucky stained discharge. I told DH last night I'm getting annoyed by it all and am just ignoring it until I know I'm in full blown labor.
I'm only 5 days past my due date, and with DD I delivered six days past my due date, so I'm secretly hoping for tomorrow. I've also been doing the prodromal dance every middle of the night for about three weeks. At least last night I was awoken by some painful cramping, instead of the regular mild contractions. Something new is always exciting.<br><br>
My worst culprit for calling and looking for baby news seems to be my DH - I finally had to tell him today to please not call from work and once again reassured him by telling him I would call after the baby comes out - he liked that one.<br><br>
I've also given up on any walking or home remedies to help things along. I also believe that if it is really the time then there will be nothing I can do to stop it, and there is nothing I can do to start if it is not the time. No walking, sex, nipple stim, pineapple, eggplant, or spicy foods are going to tell my baby what to do.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
I'm still here too. Today is my due date. I've been rather expecting to go late, though, so I'm not super anxious. I'm still feeling like I could stay pregnant for a while and not go nuts.<br>
I haven't been having any noticeable contractions yet. But, as a first time mom, I'm not sure what to be looking for.
I am not doing anything to get things going either. It is getting harder, because next week dh will not have the freedom to take off all day, every day (this is news, something that changed on Monday of this week). I am really upset about that, and I wake up and cry for a little bit when I realize I am not in labor again. (7 of my 8 labors started with me waking up with contractions in the morning). I am really physically comfortable still, the chiro has been working wonders on my back. It is just the thought of not having dh (or anyone, actually-I didn't try to arrange for anyone because he was supposed to be here) around to help me. Anyway, I am sure I will be fine.<br><br>
So, I am here, just hanging out. I think I will put together my Amby today, maybe find some laundry to do. I have a gift certificate to a yarn store.....maybe I will go there.....
I'm still hanging out too. EDD was the 21st. But, it's my first time around, and my midwife has been telling me for MONTHS to not even think about the due date, just think about a week later.<br><br>
I feel GREAT...and very at peace about when she'll be born (I'm feeling like this weekend it will happen) but it's other people who are all anxious and starting to bug me. So I've mostly just been very protective of my space. Also been walking a ton (partly to encourage her to come on out, partly b/c it's beautiful out and I like to get outside), but I know she'll come when she's ready.