I am.... but I am still hopeful I will be a June mama....I've had good rushes since about eight last night that have continued into this morning. Enough to wake me up around 4am, but I made myself stay in bed as long as possible. Funny thing is, they are more intense and closer together if I am in a semi-reclining position. I think its because me belly is so low, reclining a bit gives the baby a better angle. Usually I would never sit like that! I usually try to sit so upright, belly forward, knees below my hips, but.....I may just go back to bed soon! I desperately need to go grocery shopping though, and am thinking of getting that out of the way first thing this morning. Hmmmm, food shopping or getting this labor going more, it really is a toss up for me right now! DS isn't even up yet, so maybe I'll try laying down and see what happens in the next hour. I'll check in later!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
I don't have anything to report today, so I *know* this is going to be a July baby. There's still a chance she'll want to be a Canada Day baby, but I'm not holding my breath. Maybe a MIL's bday baby (July 3rd)?<br><br>
Honestly, I get depressed typing these updates and seeing all the other mamas' beautiful little babies. I am showing NO signs (none at all...it's almost unbelievable!) and at this point, I'm 40 wks for sure. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: I know I should expect to go to 41-42 wks being a first time mama, but it's so hard knowing that almost all the June DDC mamas have had their babies.<br><br>
DH caught me weeping in bed yesterday afternoon, and scolded me for not joining the July DDC "cause you get depressed so easily babe". Yah, ok, maybe he's right.<br><br>
I'm going to go brood now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I hope things get moving for you today sunmama!
Checking in from the July DDC to see how you and the other mommas who are left are doing! I'm probably not the only one! Any mamas left, please feel free to join us, as we have lots of hugs to go around and we care about you Mommas in the June DDC also! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grouphug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="grouphug">
halfasianmomma- you cant leave me! not yet.. We have ONE WHOLE DAY left!! tons of things could happen today!<br>
Also, how are we supposed to know what we're going to feel like right before labor starts? we've never done this before.. stay positive, you're not alone!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
also, you deserve to be weepy.. you've been pregnant for 40 weeks.. besides you want to meet your "bundle!" i hear ya!
No worries sasha1...I'll be here till the very end, watching like a hawk for any little sign that something's going to happen!<br><br>
Thanks for the offer so_blessed...I might just start a thread asking all the remaining June DDC mamas to dip their feet into the July DDC with me...
I'm still here. And still oh-so-pregnant.<br><br>
I think we can stick in this ddc even if we go into July, I like that I finally know who people are.<br><br>
I'm 40+5 today. I had some ctx yesterday but they didn't really go anywhere. DH adn I are going to a movie today so I'm excited for popcorna nd air conditioning. Not much else going on here.<br><br>
HAM~Cry all you want, I'm trying not to but really it's not you, it;s late pregnancy! We're all doing it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
40 + 3<br>
Still here with you! Hang in there HAM!!! I cried yesterday too, because we had to go to the store and nothing fit me, I'm telling you its the hormones.<br>
I'm with anarchamama though, I lurk on the July DDC sometimes but I love everyone here so much now I could never leave, even if I go into the MIDDLE of July! (Oh please no.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> )<br><br>
dh, who usually gets off at 10am is working til 2pm today, which really is not a long time, but it makes me feel bored without him here. I need to clean my house though, we destroyed it over the weekend <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"> So thats something to do. And take a shower, if DD will let me without destroying things as shes been prone to doing lately.....<br>
Speaking of DD, she didn't nurse to sleep last night, in fact she only nursed once the whole day, about 10-20 seconds while I tried to get her to nap and then as soon as daddy got up she unlatched and screamed for him. I'm not sure what this will pan out to be, could just be a fluke day, but I will be in shock if she weans days before Liberty is born. Though I think she'd pick it back up once she saw Libby doing it, shes that type of kid....<br><br>
Can I also say I'm going to kick myself a little if I have a baby named Liberty born on the 4th of July? Everyone else thinks thats very cute, but I'm not exactly a "patriotic" person <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"> Plus EVERYONE asks me if DD1 was born in August when I tell them her name. So now I'll have an August born in August and potentially a Liberty born on the 4th of July? greeeaatttt......<br>
Maybe I'll persuade DH to let me give her the middle name Emma (after Emma Goldman). Even though I know he'll say no, because he hates anything I suggest. I'm pretty sure he agreed to Ember though, so maybe we finally do have a middle name.<br><br>
But my chances are probably that she'll wait even longer than that anyways.....<br><br>
And now I'm starting to ramble on and on, so I'm going to go about my day and feed my child some "ser-yul" (cereal) that shes begging for. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
enjoy your popcorn anarchamama!<br><br>
And labor vibes to sunmama!! You out of all of us TOTALLY deserve to have a june baby most!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">:
I'm with anarchmama....I am still sticking it out here even if I don't have this babe today! You all are my tribe!...and it is a DUE DATE club, my edd was in JUNE! C'mon now mamas, stay strong!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
40+3 for me. I'm losing hope that this will be a June baby! Oh well. July is a nice month too! My BIL has me going tomorrow in the pool and will give me half the winnings if he's correct. Here's hoping!<br><br>
I'm still feeling good, starting to get crampier. Anyone know if that means anything or what I can do to keep it going?
Pheonix~ Dh is scared the baby will come on canada day or the 4th of July, he went through this same panic with DS (who ended up waiting untill July 8th. I dont' think I could go through with the name if she was born on the 4th, but that's just me.........If we have a boy he's getting name Killian Staughton Flynn (Staughton for Staughton Lynd and Flynn for Elizabeth Girly Flynn) We've used up all the family names so now we can use the fav revoloutionary names <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">. If it's a girl it has to be all family names.
Hugs to all you mommas hanging in there still!! I was 39w6d withds1 and 40w3d with this one.... I wanted to cry!!! Ok, I did cry! I had weeks of pre-labor... that I realized after the fact... felt nothing like real labor. very very different. with ds1 i felt nothing until my water broke. with this one i felt tons of little stuff... but my water broke again and i really hadn't been feeling much before that when i compare it to the real thing.<br>
i can't believe it's been almost a week already! time is flying now, while last week creeped by so slowly... one thing that was the same both times for me... the day i finally "gave up", shrugged, and said "he'll come when he's ready" (and meant it!), and just relaxed, started being less angry when people asked why i was still pregnant..... was the last day i was pregnant.<br><br>
And HAM..... keep up with the hypnobabies. it helped me SO much!! even if you haven't finished the whole course yet. i slept thru ALL of mine. every single time. it helped me SO much. if nothing else, listen to your favorite track over and over (deepening for me) again, go to your special place, and know your sweetie will come when she's ready. they know when they're ready. HUGS
LOL anarchamama understands me!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> I've very VERY much fallen into the suburban life/capitalism trap in the past few years, but deep down in my heart theres an anarchist hiding somewhere.<br>
I can't turn back on Liberty now though, its her name, it just IS, you know? It would be so weird to me to call her anything else. And Liberty in itself is a good name (and a good ideal to strive for), I just fear the "awww how cute" Liberty=4th of July/"all american" connection.<br>
I will have to re-think this middle name thing, just in case <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
mama_moose...I'm not American so maybe I don't *get* the patriotic connection ppl will make (if anything, anglo quebecers like me are anti-patriotic!), but I think Liberty is a really gorgeous name <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
Butterfly...whenever I start to panic about the baby not being ok, I hear the soothing voice from Hypnobabies repeating over and over "pregnancy is natural, normal, healthy and safe...for me and my baby". It's like it's embedded in there! I haven't been listening as much as I should, but every time I do, I feel the benefits in my outlook & my relaxation. It's just a question of motivation now...I'm sick of everything!
HAM, if it's any consolation, I had my baby three weeks ago and I cried yesterday too--and today as well! lol Weeping just comes w/ the territory. I even dropped a tear reading your first few posts... hang in there! My main objective in coming here now is just to check on you. Not to see if you've had the baby--no added pressure from me, lol--just to see how you're doing...
43 weeks today. Unbelievable. There was a moment last night when I thought I might actually go into labor. So hubby and I dtd and nothing. I woke up this morning well rested, but alas...still pregnant. I've realized that I have no control over when this baby is going to be born. The only thing I have control over is my attitude. So I am making a resolution to stay positive. I hope all you other June/about to be July mommas are doing the same.<br>
Hugs and Love
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<div style="font-style:italic;">HAM, if it's any consolation, I had my baby (<b>a week ago for me</b>) and I cried yesterday too--and today as well! lol Weeping just comes w/ the territory.<br><br>
My main objective in coming here now is just to check on you. Not to see if you've had the baby--no added pressure from me, lol--just to see how you're doing...</div>
Ditto to this again and again!<br><br>
And for what it's worth, I had NO signs of labor either, it just hit me fast and furious. Actually, only one of my babies was born after ANY signs of anything. The others just started... go figure.