I also wanted to ask you ladies because I've been considering it and I kind of know what it is but could anyone possible explain what a membrane sweep actually is.. I mean I get the jists of it but what do they do and all that?
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Have you tried using any evening primorose oil, it will help rippen your cervix. You need to be somewhat dialted for the doc/midwife to do a sweep. If I were you I would wait a little while longer for that though. 38w is still early.
Christy birth doula, Hypnobabies instructor, small business owner & most importantly MOMMY.
Wow I didnt even notice that my lodge got onto the second page. LOL. Sorry ladies. Not much going on here I really thought yesterday that I was going to have a baby. Crazy strong contractions from about 8 am to about 9 or 10 pm every two minutes. But alas nothing no baby. Guess he desided to veg out in there a bit longer.
I completely forgot to update when I had my 38 week appointment on monday. All was well still no change in my cervix so big suprise there lol not. BP and urine look good. BP was a but elevated but she said it was still low enough not to worry so thats nice. I dont remember the numbers. I have my next OB appointment on Monday at 9. Hoping its more eventful. You know maybe have my water break while im in there or somthing but I wont hold my breath.
I'm hunting for my ipod. Not going to lie im gonna be really mad if I cant find it before he gets here. Im getting really anxious. I have re-arranged his room a good 4 times since i got it set up and its probably gonna get done a couple more depending on when he desides to show up lol. Oh an lucky me finally desided on a name. Atleast I think I have. LOL. I've pretty much desided that until my ex starts to show some interest. Other then just saying he wants to help that he really doesnt get a say in much. Maybe that sounds horrible but... I've got to do whats right for me and this little guy. Weither that makes me a bad mom or not ill let you deside
I don't know about some of you ladies but my belly button is gone... It looks like a flattened out deformed star fish haha. Not poped out at all just kinda bare with the reast of my belly. Oh and the place where I at one point had my belly buton pierced is now a good inch and a half above my belly button and its now a stretch mark. But if this is the only stretch mark that I get then I will be very greatful. I'm not too worried about it. No stretch marks yet. HAHA.
Well I think that I have rambled enough and taken up plenty of you ladies time. thanks for readying
I wanted to correct what a PP said...the average first time mom actually goes into labor spontaneously at 41 w 3 days...
Glad your 38 week appontment went well! If your ex is not involved in stuff with the baby, then I don't think he deserves to have a say in things. You are the one who is taking the responsibility for this baby, it should be your choice.
One of my friends said she only has stretch marks from where she used to have her belly button pierced because the scar tissue won't stretch. She doesn't have any other ones either. I only have them on my hips and breasts--my belly stretches slowly, I guess, plus I think genetics has a lot to do with it. The ones I do have are white, not red.
Give your baby your last name. Especially since things have been so rocky with him. It would be really difficult to change his name later if you needed/wanted him to share your name. Plus, you're going to be his primary caregiver, so I think it only makes since that he would take your name.
I really want to say I admire you for how strong you've been through your pregnancy. Men rarely make things easy anyway, but it seems like he has especially made things challenging for you. It's admireable how through everything you have always kept the best interest of your child in mind first. You're going to be an amazing mother.
I would give him your last name if I were you. I know someone who had a baby with a guy she was married, but they had separated when the baby was born and later divorced. She gave the baby the dad's last name and later regretted it and had to go to court to change it and it was a huge hastle to do without his permission, but she was no longer in contact with him at all and she prefered it that way. She did get it changed, but it would have been easier if she had just given the baby her last name when she was born.