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    I'm so sorry! Being overdue is such a frustrating feeling. I hope things get started for real soon!
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    Hope this baby starts cooperating for you!!


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    Well... after finding myself balling my eyes out at 3am last night out of frustration I finally broke down and called my midwife today. Honestly I felt so stupid because I -know- I'm not in labor and totally felt like bugging the poor girl on call when there's no need AND the day before I'm set to go in anyway was just silly. She was as always amazing, told me to go have a nice long soak in a bath saying it may kickstart things... or alternatively relax me enough to give me a break and rest. I'm always so very grateful for my midwives when they put up with my whining with a smile and a comforting "its ok, this is all normal hun"

    The bath sadly did not help at all... didn't slow things up nor make it worse, so she made a note for the midwife seeing me tomorrow that so long as the on-call team doesn't have a crazy busy night they'll do a stretch and sweep tomorrow as well as give me a verbena tincture with the idea that my body will do as its told and get this baby going. I feel sort of guilty because of my centering group there are two others still overdue like myself and both by longer, she told me not to feel bad since neither of them have had even a twitch or hint and definitely no prodromal labour so I'm more of a priority. She like myself, husband and mother are concerned that if we let this go on too long when I do get around to having the baby I'll be useless physically and emotionally.

    My mom took Jayde today, since she's been getting quite emotional and clingy lately and being so worn out I feel horrible not being 100% for her sake. I have to say its been a godsend! Hubby got a long nap (he's not sleeping out of worry and sympathy... and my tossing and turning and tears) and is now doing his "hunny do's" after ordering me to go to bed and get a nap! Dunno if that'll happen but I'm going to try, since the midwife made it very clear that I'm to do everything I can to get a good rest tonight so IF they can do a sweep I'll have the energy for what might come out of that.

    So... I'm off to try and nap... here's hoping!
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    I really hope that you did get lots of rest yesterday and last night. I also hope that today's extra help really does help! Thinking of you.
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    goodness I hope they can get things going for you
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    Well, I managed to get a semi-decent nights sleep last night, mostly due to over exhaustion!! Poor hubby however was not so lucky as I was a snoring machine so he attempted to sleep on the couch LOL. It was all I could do to contain myself until my appointment at 3:20pm I wanted so badly to go early and beg and plead for something... anything!

    Thankfully, my mom and hubby kept me well distracted through the day and finally when we went to the appointment good news, a quiet evening before meant I got my stretch and sweep. My Midwife said there was definite change in my cervix towards being more favorable, its moved forward and my little one's head is firmly planted right against it. She said all the hard work of effacing is pretty much done and I had got a whole extra cm dilated... *facepalm* Since I have had big issues with internal exams since the birth of my last (mostly mental I think) she was worried that the stretch and sweep would be too rough on me so was extra careful to be kind and gentle. She was very surprised when she asked if I was doing ok and I said I barely felt a thing! Honestly I was expecting it to be terribly uncomfortable even painful! She said I was so stretchy she got at least another two cm out of me which also surprised her. At this point we're all totally stumped as to why this little guy is so stubbornly staying in.

    She decided to forgo the verbena mix, saying that -if- I'm ready to go that the stretch and sweep will likely do the trick and she didn't want to overdo things if it wasn't needed. If I still haven't had any progress through the weekend she'll do a second sweep on Tuesday and give me the magic mix and we'll start actively working towards induction. We all want to avoid ending up with a pit induction because of my history so we're working things as slowly as we can. *sigh*

    Since leaving the office I've felt HORRIBLE! Every time I eat I feel nauseous, the contractions are still wild and varied, but taking a hot bath and small naps didn't make them go away so I can hope that they might level out and start doing their job right? My lower back is KILLING me and so far in my pregnancy I haven't had any issues with that so its totally new, along with the burning crampy feeling all across my belly that doesn't seem to want to go away (the only way I can describe it is how heartburn feels but spread across my whole belly just under the skin... I don't know if I want to itch or douse myself in cool water.)

    Hubby is overly hopeful, our last was born in the midst of thunderstorms, and the sky went totally dark at about 5pm today and we're all just waiting for the storms to start. Myself? I've given up all hope and am just trying not to focus on being so darn uncomfortable. I've gotten in two small cat naps since my appointment (both ended by contractions) and I'm going to just keep that up as much as I can, so here's hoping there's some good tv on tonight :P
    Adam and Eirinn
    Ashleigh Jun 3 2000, Mackenzie Sept 21 2001, Jayde Jul 9 2006, and Liam Jun 9 2011

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    Membrane sweeps have worked for me twice. Good luck! Maybe you'll have a baby by morning!

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    Hoping for good things for you today!!!!!!!!!!






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    I really hope the membrane sweep works for you. Hugs!
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    Hope that sweep worked!
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