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I'm just sad and need to vent. I've gotten myself all worked up that I'd have teh baby this week and despite all my efforts to remember it's the baby's time and all my efforts to encourage lo along (yes, I realize these efforts are directly opposite...apparently I like to waste time and streangth) nothing is happening and I feel bummed.<br><br>
I know I'm only 37 weeks, this is about the time I have babies so it feels like it's time to me.<br><br>
I just wish I could relax and enjoy the last few days or weeks of this pregnancy instead of obsess endlessly about labor and birth.<br><br>
Oh and the ctx that I've faught for so long have gone MIA....seriously, I have ctx for 4 months and when I finally need them they're nowhere to be found...WTH??
 

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Oh honey, I'm sorry you're feeling down <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Does this mean you're off bed rest now?<br><br><br>
For the very little it's worth, I always have a break in contractions between prodromal labour and baby's birth day. Frankly, I think that you have enough to deal with being huge and uncomfortable, without being in pain as well. I know I do. Or should <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Oh honey, I hear you.<br>
I had my twins at 36 weeks and 6 days and my 2nd daughter at 37.<br>
2 weeks ago I was 2cm and 95% effaced according to the doc who didn't think I'd make it through Thanksgiving. I saw him yesterday and there was no change. None.<br>
And because I'm having a vbac instead of the c they had scheduled (I'm thankful, really I am) I have to come to terms with the fact that I may go to 40 weeks. My girlfriend just went to 42 with her third.<br><br>
My babies are huge. Even the twins were 7+lbs. This one measures over 7 lbs right now. I have spd soooo badly. My ctx are non-existent now and I am so tired of packing on weight I could scream. Part of me wants to quit exercising and eat the whole world because who cares? I'm gonna get all dimply anyway obviously.<br><br>
Granted, I have projects I need to grade on Friday, but I really would prefer to do that when the baby was sleeping!<br><br>
The truth is I will probably go another 2 weeks at least. It doesn't sound like a long time when you're not pregnant, does it? Yet when you are those are the LONGEST 2 weeks EVER!!!!!!!
 

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yep, officially off bed rest. Of course my muscles have all turned to mush so I still can't do anything, lol.<br><br>
I'll put my hope in this being the calm before the storm.<br><br>
I really need to be okay with the timing being out of my control...right now, I'm just not.
 

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I'm totally in this camp with you, too Mandy... I'm 39 weeks now and having contractions, but no baby! And all my other babies were born in the middle of the night, but I become afriad to move my kids when they're all sleeping...<br><br>
Then there is the stress of my family coming on the 10th and staying in town at my brothers until the end. of. the. month! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> I just want the baby to be born before then.... please baby! be born before then!<br><br>
Hang in there.. Have a cup of tea and take some deep breaths... that is what I'm going to do right now.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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I'm right there with you! so much so i went to the birth center last week because I was sure I was in labor <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">. To make matters worse everyone is calling/emailing me asking where he is <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">.. its terrible!<br><br>
I have tried begging him to come out, squats, EPO, everything.. hes in there with super glue.. yesterday I was in a TERRIBLE mood because I was just over pregnancy... its felt like 'any time now' for a good week or so and I'm just over it..<br><br>
sorry I just hijacked your rant thread with my own. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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I'm so sorry mama. Today is officially my due date and it is so depressing to know that I am actually going to be post due.<br><br>
I am right there with you, trying to remind myself that baby will come when she is ready but all I want to do is cry and drink some castor oil.<br><br>
Here's hoping that you (and I) will go into labor soon!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">sorry I just hijacked your rant thread with my own. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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No, No. Apparently we needed a platform to get this out...please feel free to have yourself a little pity party right with me.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I am right there with you, trying to remind myself that baby will come when she is ready but all I want to do is cry and drink some castor oil.</div>
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I know it's not funny bust this made me laugh out loud (did I seriously just type out the words???) This is exactly how I feel. If nothing else today, you made me smile.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm right there with you! so much so i went to the birth center last week because I was sure I was in labor <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">. To make matters worse everyone is calling/emailing me asking where he is <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">.. its terrible!</div>
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I know, I've stopped answering some people's calls. It makes me feel like I have power over <i>something</i>. I thought I was in labor the other night, if I were not homebirthing, I would have gone in as well.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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I took a short nap while my kids play endless hours of video games. I don't have the energy to feel guilty about that right now.<br><br>
Sorry I split this into to posts, I hit submit too quickly <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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I hear you too. Last week I went it to get checked and they said anytime! We went in yesterday because I had contractions all night and nothing had changed from last week til now. DH was more disapointed than me. I was really hoping to have this baby like right now. I'm 39 weeks and I just want to be done. It does not help that everyone is calling asking if they have a freakin grandbaby yet. "Did anyone call you and tell you you have a grandbaby yet? No? Well then chances are you don't have one." God leave me alone. It's my moment anyway, quit hounding me about YOUR grandbaby. It's MY BABY AND MY LABOUR!<br><br>
End of my rant too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I am also in this camp. I will be 40 weeks on Friday and thought for sure baby would appear by mid-November. I now know that I set myself up for dissappointment. The MW had suggested that today we could do a membrane sweep. I told her that if I was ripe enough/dialated enough to go for it! When she checked me she said my cervix is still really high up although babies head is really low. I'm about 25% effaced and 1cm dialated. Bummer. I told her no, don't do it. She can birth me at home up to 43 weeks. That brings me right up to Christmas day! Jeez. Someday this will all be a long ago memory...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I hear you too. Last week I went it to get checked and they said anytime! We went in yesterday because I had contractions all night and nothing had changed from last week til now. DH was more disapointed than me. I was really hoping to have this baby like right now. I'm 39 weeks and I just want to be done. It does not help that everyone is calling asking if they have a freakin grandbaby yet. "Did anyone call you and tell you you have a grandbaby yet? No? Well then chances are you don't have one." <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><b>God leave me alone. It's my moment anyway, quit hounding me about YOUR grandbaby. It's MY BABY AND MY LABOUR!</b></span><br>
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I can sooooooo relate to this...my mum left for holidays a week ago, due to return this Sunday. Before she left she said "my granddaughter will not come until I am back, she is going to wait for me!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"> That got me really really grouchy...because 'yes mum, it's all about you of course' and no she wasn't kidding around either.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I am so tired of packing on weight I could scream. Part of me wants to quit exercising and eat the whole world because who cares? I'm gonna get all dimply anyway obviously.</div>
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I have to say that is the funniest thing ever. Not in your DDC, but laughing, laughing. Thats how it feels to me.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I can sooooooo relate to this...my mum left for holidays a week ago, due to return this Sunday. Before she left she said "my granddaughter will not come until I am back, she is going to wait for me!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"> That got me really really grouchy...because <b>'yes mum, it's all about you of course'</b> and no she wasn't kidding around either.</div>
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UGH! I hate this! One of my bffs who's part of my birth team told me not to have the baby Wed b/c she has a hair appointment. I told her that that didn't even make the list of things for me to consider. I don't think ppl realize how they sound when they say things like this.
 

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thats sort of my fear/concern as well. You wouldn't believe some of the things my parents have said this pregnancy. I should wrote a book <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 
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