I'll have to look into adding a couple of things to the c-section part of my birth plan. Probably not a bad idea to go over things with DH again either. He's an extremely calm and level-headed guy, but who knows how he will be when I'm actually in labour.
My midwife dropped off the birthing kit today, so we're all good to go! ... except that DH still needs to go pick up a hose from Rona/Home Depot. Kind of can't fill my pool without it.
My test results came back GBS negative and no UTI.
I'm kind of nesting in overdrive. I'm extremely worn out but I feel that if I don't do it, it won't get done... funny how just a few weeks ago I was posting in other people's threads telling them not to overdo the nesting and conserve their energy! Hmmm...
ETA: Janet mentioned that the midwife that will see me next week will offer to do a stretch and sweep. I think I posted about this before. She mentioned again that 'studies show' women who have this done regularly are less likely to go post-date. I really don't know. At this point I think I will decline it at least for the next appointment. There's always the temptation to see how far I've progressed even though it doesn't really mean anything, but ideally I'd rather wait to have the baby until the week after next.
ETA2: Here's what my birthing tub area (dining room) currently looks like... as you can see there's a bit of moving/tidying up to be done! Pool is still in box on a chair in there.
Last edited by Dese; 12-01-2007 at 04:47 PM.
LOL Amy, resting is easier said than done, huh? I think as women we struggle to sit and look at something that needs to be done and NOT do it! The nesting instinct aside!
I agree with waiting on the stretch and sweep. If your body needs to bake the baby for longer, then let it do that. Going post date is hard but it's not the worst thing that could happen.
Your room looks like my nursery did 2 weeks ago! It actually doesn't take very long to sort out......get DH in there and order him around a little.
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I would probably decline the stretch and sweep too. I just feel like it is such an unnecessary thing to do in a pregnancy unless there are other concerns. I hope that your next appt goes well and that hubby helps you get that dining area cleaned up for the birth pool.
I agree about declining the stretch and sweep. Some studies show that a membrane sweep is most effective the first time it's done, so you might consider waiting in case you need that later.
When I first read that post about your birth tub area, I mistakenly thought you were saying the birth tub arrived, and I was like, huh? that looks like a big fish tank to me. Good thing you are not planning to use that during labor!
I feel good about declining the stretch and sweep. I'm not ready to have the baby yet, as far as I'm concerned it's all up to the baby to decide when it is ready to come on out. I'm in no rush (today).
Belly Shot update, no change!
You look great!!! What a beautiful belly! Glad the room is coming together.
I think you did the right thing about the stretch and sweep. I am going to do the same thing myself (if they offer). I figure that having a stretch and sweep is preferable to an induction, so I'll "save it" for 41.5 weeks if I need it.
I had a bit of a breakdown yesterday. My so-called pregnancy hormones have been pretty good the whole time but yesterday I just felt soooo overwhelmed. In my head I have this image of my house being perfectly neat and tidy, of the Christmas decorations being up, my tree up, the presents under it.. my birthing area ready to go and being a nice tranquil area, as well as our bedroom being perfectly tidy and set up. Reality is pretty much the opposite. It quite possibly might seem silly to someone who isn't pregnant, but right now I feel so miserable about it!
When Matt got up yesterday he moved a lot of stuff down into the basement for me, but there's still lots left to do. I'm also a bit stressed because although we have 99% of everything ready for the birth, one of the most important things is still missing... that's a hose to fill up my birth pool. The ongoing snow is freaking me out too, supposed to get another 5cm today.
I'm in a bit of pain today. Woke up with both my legs feeling really crampy and achey, and now I have a strange pain in my lower right abdomen. Kind of feels like I'm being stung by a bee repeatedly... can't explain it. Just plain old pregnant I guess.
None at all. I'm not really in extreme discomfort, not measuring too big, pregnancy has been perfectly smooth. My midwife just keeps bringing it up as an option. At this point I'm still letting baby decide when it wants to come.
Proper thing! I just don't understand why everyone is always in such a rush to evict these babies! I mean, in your case, you're still almost 4 weeks away from the average for a FTM! And really, unless you're having complications, it's so much easier to take care of them while they're on the inside!