Thinking of you. I am still wondering how all the back up midwife etc thing went. LOL
I'm so sorry for not updating sooner! I have not been on the computer, like at all, and have been forgetting to update -so sorry!
Still very pregnant! I don't feel like this baby is ever going to come!
I did drop my OB. She called me, a WEEK after the whole "hand sticking out" thing, and said that she had been having nightmares about me and was SOOO worried. Yeah right... If she was so worried, then why did she wait a whole week? I told her that I had gotten a second opinion, was going with that opinion, and will be delivering elsewhere. She said "you got a second opinion for a hand sticking out?" Well yeah! She made it all seem like it was a major emergency and I didn't agree with that, so I got a second opinion. I guess she's not used to people questioning her.
I have seen my midwife twice since then and there was nothing even close to sticking out at either visit. I did some nipple stimulation (with my pump) Sunday, after DTD. It got contractions going for a few hours, but they didn't stick. I see my midwife again tomorrow and am hoping that those contractions got me past 2cm!
I can't believe I am still pregnant! Not super uncomfortable or anything like that -so I am willing to stick it out and let baby decide when to come... although a little push in the right direction is OK too. I think all the Feb. Moms have delivered except for me! LOL I hope to have this baby SOMETIME this month
I feel bad for my kids. Their whole lives are turned upside-down right now. The living room has been rearranged for 2 weeks now, with the pool setup *still*. They've been watching way too much Tv. I'm ready for things to get back to normal -or I suppose it would be a new normal. But at the same time, I am trying to be lovingly patient. When asked, I tell people that obviously baby isn't ready yet, otherwise s/he would be here!
I haven't been exercising. I haven't been practicing my hypnobabies. I haven't been on the computer. I haven't done much of anything, except being with my family and sleeping -lots and lots of sleeping! I did have a cleaning spree Sunday. I cleaned all the baseboards, trash can, walls, busted my butt!
Sorry this was so long. I will try and update a little more frequently -promise!!
I went 10 days past my "EDD." Easiest. Labor. Ever. I say as long as you and baby are tolerating things ok, keep on baking!
You can do it, mama!
Dylan 4/22/04, Devon 6/24/06,Dorothy 9/13/07, Derek 12/19/09, Daniel 12/18/10, Daphne 2/24/12
Mindie and Mark, 5/16/09
I am glad you got a second opinion. Seriously what a whacko. LOL It sounds like you are doing well despite all the drama. I am glad all is well.
I'm so sorry you are still waiting. I'm sure you would like to be done at this point. I'm kind of glad the OB called so you could tell her what you thought and be done with her. Good for you. Hang in there!
I'm glad she called. She's probably wondering now about you putting in a complaint about her.
I hope your little one comes soon. I know all too well what it's like going post-dates!
I'm so glad you were able to get another opinion and get away from that OB! I think it's great that you are spending time with your family and sleeping! That is exactly what you should be doing . I understand the impatience, though. DD was late and I was sooooo miserable. In fact, she was due in one month and born in another. I thought I was going to lose my mind! Lol!
More contractions last night. This time they were accompanied by some strong menstrual-type cramping. But no baby yet.
I had an appt. with my midwife today (40w,4d). At 2.5cm, still a bit thick, and baby is -1 station. Midwife says that my contractions are doing great for me, moving the cervix and putting baby in a great position. She offered to strip my membranes, but said that she would have to get really aggressive with it (I guess its still hard to reach). So I declined. Do you know how hard that was?! LOL
I called my mom to tell her about my appointment and she just ruined my day! She was upset that I didn't let my midwife strip my membranes, because I'm over-due. And because I'm over-due, the baby is just going to get bigger and bigger and bigger. And since I want to have a natural birth, I am in for a world of hurt. She hates my midwife, doesn't trust her, and now I'm over-due, blah blah blah... Thanks for the encouragement mom! Where's the "I know you can do it!" attitude that I need??? I just want to cry right now.
And then she's basically yelling at me because I've just been being "lazy". I need to be up walking 24/7 and doing this and that to try and make baby come... I feel just the opposite. I feel like I should be resting and reserving my energy for when baby does decide to come. I'm not going to go wear myself out walking all day, everyday (playing with my kids is enough, believe me!) and who knows if that would even make a difference anyways!
Wow I am sooo sorry about the comments from you mom. How frustrating. Really try and let it roll of your back. I know it is hard. And you CAN do this.