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I'm 42 weeks today, according to my lmp. I've been fine with going this long, well, more or less, aside from the things I hear in public and how annoying it's getting. Baby is moving a lot and knows when the right time will be. I'm very healthy, imo, still doing yoga, drinking lots of water and tea, eating well, etc.<br><br>
My dad (lives out of state, seldom calls) called me today and left me a message letting me know "how worried everyone is about me and the baby" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: Crying was a given, but at least I didn't throw my phone against the wall.<br><br>
I myself was born two weeks late; three of my four other siblings were late. My sisters dds were late as well. My u/s done at 20w gave me an edd of april 25th, only a few days ago. We're having the baby at home, so I'm sure that adds to their "discomfort and concern". I can't imagine if we had decided to UC <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
Sadly, my confidence is somewhat shaken. I'm still so perturbed by his message. argh! I know that things will be fine, it just bothers me that I'm letting it get to me, and as much as I don't want to focus on the negativity...I need to purge it, and I guess this is a good place.<br><br>
I'm going to meditate a lot and reconnect to that inner calm. Why can't pregnant women just be left alone during the last month or so??? (not to mention during labor <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 so sorry! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"><br><br>
i'm only 2 DAYS "late" and already worried about how to deal with the "no baby yet?" crap...i really regret telling anyone my EDD!<br><br>
anyhow, i think you're handling it so great. i don't know if i would be able to deal with the pressure at 2 weeks overdue...i might lose my mind. then again, i am planning a hospital birth.<br><br>
so are you with a MW? is she trying to put any "deadlines" on you? at least if she's not, that is one person in your corner.<br><br>
i think it's great you are trusting yourself and your baby. i know your dad thinks he's just being a "concerned parent," but it really sucks he's saying things like how worried everyone is. at some point, i can really see myself taking the phone off the hook and going into a cave somewhere to have this little one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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My midwife told me that the average first-time mom goes ten days past her due date. So you are only a few days past average. Trust your body. The baby will come when it's ready.
 

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Ugh the last few weeks are just awful, and usually not because of physical complaints but because of people driving us nuts!!! I am 40w 6d today but my DD was born at almost 42w and I myself was born late, so I am right there with you ...<br>
Dont lose confidence... you have no reason to believe there is a problem or that there will be one... other peoples opinions and anxieties dont matter.<br><br>
My mw can only take me at home till 42 weeks... I am a vba2c... so that is starting to really eat at me... she is bringing an acupuncturist today to try to get thigns moving... but I am losing hope. I know its dumb since I am not even a week past my edd but thats just the truth. I am starting to picture what a repeat c/s would feel like... and I hate even entertaining the thought...<br><br>
Anyway, sorry to vent on your thread, just letting you know you are not alone.
 
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