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I'm just past 37 weeks, I shouldn't be feeling this impatient!!<br><br>
BUT ... last Sunday I started having mild crampy sensations ... on Monday the midwife confirmed they were contractions and my cervix was thinning, so she'd be surprised if I didn't deliver within the week. On Wednesday she confirmed again, it was not "false labor" but real live early labor.<br><br>
So we knocked ourselves out preparing ... I went home from work, slept as much as I could, made lists, directed traffic, did laundry, and dug out what we'd need from all the stuff that came on the U-Haul days before. He shopped, sterilized the birth tub, finished getting his house prepared for me to birth there ...<br><br>
And then it quit! By Friday I was OK'd to go more than an hour from home, and on Saturday a full day more than 2 hours from home. A few more on Sunday, and just nothing for days now.<br><br>
My midwife notes that she had 2 mares deliver early last week, also right at the full moon -- and I *am* quite "electromagnetically sensitive" (full moon keeps me awake, high tension power lines provoke contractions and make the baby kick, I kill wristwatches and digital thermometers ...) ...<br><br>
Before all this, I'd been very sure he'd be a "late" baby. It's my first, but I had a missed miscarriage years ago, and between the way that went and the way I feel now ... I was settled in for a quiet May.<br><br>
Now that we had a week of "any minute now", though - I want it done!<br><br>
Just whining, thanks for listening ladies. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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I could have written your post a few weeks ago. I'm at 40w3d today and I never thought I'd be here. I keep having all of this prodromal labor that makes me think we're going somewhere and then it stops. My midwife said that all of this makes for a shorter labor once you really get going, so there is a bright side. It's a bummer though, because my house was totally clean and ready, and now I'm going to have to clean all over again and my nesting energy is gone.<br><br>
As for your watch problem, I have that too (started at puberty along with the migraines). Have you tried a solar powered watch? I have one and it is the only one I don't stop.
 

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Wow Mama! Hang tough...I'm kind of on the same track. Funny how a week can feel like eternity. I just keep reminding myself that when the roses are blooming and the strawberries are ripe I'll be sitting on my back patio, enjoying both with my baby snuggled in my ARMS!
 

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Oh Mama, I know exactly how you are feeling.<br>
My baby girl is due in 10 days, she will be our 7th and she seems to have no interest at all in the outside world right now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Last week when I saw my OB I was dilated to a 3 and the other day I woke up to ctx that were 7mins apart for 5 1/2 hrs then just came to a dead halt. I go see the OB today, my external os is at barely 1cm, internal os is closed, cervix is high, so is LO's head. Needless to say, I was less than amused. Ive cleaned literally everything there is to clean in my house, wearing out my DH with requests for "prostaglandin infusions" and am just generally fed up with waiting.<br>
I know how hard it is to wait when you just want your baby in your arms. I do my best to trust that she knows the right time to come earthside and I try to put my heart and mind at peace. That said, it is so darn hard to be peaceful minded when your belly feels like if it stretches anymore it will explode and your hips are so sprung out you walk like a penguin.<br>
Hope your time comes soon and that you are able to relax and wait it out with as little anxiety as possible. Your time will come. Hang in there.
 

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It feels better to hear I'm not here by myself, thank you mommas!<br><br>
My midwife "invades" as rarely as possible but I did ask her at today's checkup, to check my cervix, because I feel so impatient. Last Monday it was far back and 50% effaced - now I'm 85% effaced, cervix is moving forward and down ... no dilation but I think she said -3 (or is it +3).<br><br>
She did say the same thing, about it making for a shorter labor, since my cervix is already all soft and thin. And that it's good for the little one to have this long slow stress, to prime his lungs. He's a big mover, which she tells me will also help with labor.<br><br>
I'm not nested at all: Since the day after all my stuff arrived on the U-haul, I've been mostly "down" because that first week of prelabor was a touch too early to deliver at home by Washington standards. Now I've got a ton of schoolwork to do. I keep wishing for that burst of energy to come but the constant little contractions wear me out (did you know your uterus squeezes at 2000 psi?)<br><br>
"Prostaglandin infusions" ... that's funny ... Daddy and I haven't been an item for awhile, so it's not part of our routine, but I think I'm wearing him out with hints that I'd love for him to make an exception ... you know, for medical reasons!
 
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