ETA, try using baking soda to scrub the bathroom!
Last edited by Spacers; 06-22-2008 at 01:17 PM.
70% of the U.S. population now lives in a state where same-sex marriage is legal. At 36 and counting!
I usually use salt or baking soda, but I have some serious hard water deposits and mildew to deal with, thanks to poor ventilation we have yet to replace (it's on the remodel list, but lower than the other things we need to work on).
TONS of pressure waves this morning during church, some were quite significant, some weren't. Nothing to write home about but I am definitely noting the baby POSITION during these, to see if I can forestall some of the issues I had with Callie not putting pressure on my cervix before I go through weeks of these. If I can reposition this one a little it would be to my benefit, I think.
But yeah, it's definitely hard to sing when these come. I find myself very short of breath with all that abdominal tension. Had I not been stuck sitting the sensation would have been less noticeable but unfortunately being in restrictive clothing and in thatg position put a lot of pressure on my sacrum. Still, it's encouraging they were significant in terms of strength but not in terms of pain.
I'm measuring around 41-42 weeks now, so same old interval, but I am finally starting to FEEL those extra centimeters. Onto the exercise ball as a seat for me!
Here's to some REAL good and strong pressure waves!!! I just know this time will go so much smoother for you Taryl!
*sigh* NM, it's better not to post this particular rant. I feel better just having vented.
Last edited by SaucyVidel; 06-23-2008 at 04:33 AM.
Now that I have that out of my system, and sorry if I have additionally offended anyone, lurker or otherwise, I have a bit of an update on me tonight:
Still contracting, early labor style. MY cervix has moved forward and feels about a fingertip dilated (so maybe 2 cm?) and is VERY soft and spongy, maybe 50-70% effaced by my own estimates. I won't let the midwives do unnecessary internals, but it's my crotch, I'llk do what I want!
I am still preparing to go into labor whenever the baby decides, even with the midwives pushing me around 40 weeks. But I will admit part of my perfect birth is allowing myself to invision a fast, easy labor in the next month. I don't want to go preterm, but with the baby is a good position and some progress I suppose I am allowed to hope
Thing is, I feel so good that going late really doesn't bother me, mentally, at this point. But how fun would it be to actually have a spontaneous labor that had no interventions or stress? I'm stoked even thinking about it! I know these contractions are doing something, even if it isn't dilating me. Thus I am enjoying each pressure wave - it's one closer to my perfect birth, right?
Did I mention my DH is awesome? He's such a stubborn jerk in some things, and then surprises me in all these special, little ways. The latest joy is that he really is trying to keep me from bending over (I feel faint when I do, some artery is being kinked or compressed on my right side), INCLUDING scrubbing baby food off the floor with only the teensiest protest. Now this does not sound like much, but when he already helps so much and works hard all day AND gives me a break with the baby in the evenings it's just like the sweetest cherry on the cake.
I remember that "breathless" feeling with rushes during early labour. It was my first sign that things were starting to roll.
I totally LOL at "it's my crotch, I'll do what I want!" , that's right! You go girl.
DD - Nov/06, DS - Sept/08, DS - Mar/11
Taryl, even though you deleted your rant, it came through in its entirety in my email inbox, and as alwasy I enjoyed the hell out of reading everything you have to say, and I couldn't agree with you more. So there.
Yayy for progress towards your perfect birth!
Your DH sounds great...but don't be too hard on yourself! It's hard to grow a baby and these last few weeks are both physically and mentally exhausting. Allow yourself the luxury of loafing a bit: you're growing a human.
Lisa - I know you've been there too, it's so frustrating that support nowadays apparently means just what someone wants to hear, rather than compassionate advice and EDUCATION on birth. Ignorance is bliss until it bites you in your impatient arse
Em - Self cervical checking is GREAT, especially since you can feel what you're doing so it's easier to be gentle. Husbands seem to enjoy getting in on the 'checking' too, but those checks always take FAR too long