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    It totally is about laying in a big pool full of my own germs!! LOL! I'm not a big 'swimming' fan for the same reason. But I may have to - the warmth of the water makes such a difference for my achy, but standing in the shower now is bringing on contrax. Although today, nada. Not a single contraction. And last night I was SURE it was the real deal - 4-5 mins apart for a couple hours, getting progressively closer and stronger (started at 10 mins apart in the morning, progressed through the day down to 4-5 mins), I had to use meditations to get through them/couldn't talk or focus on anything during them. I decided before calling it 'the real thing', I'd lay down and see if that helped. For about 45 mins they stayed the same, but apparently they stopped at some point because I fell asleep and woke up a good 6 hours later with nothing.

    At least I got almost a full nights sleep. WAY better than I have been getting. The midwife is supposed to be coming by today when she finishes her home visits to check me out - I guess we'll see what all this stuff did!

    ALSO, another thing - MIL is officially 'invited' to the birth. It was pretty funny - I suspect she's been hoping with all of the kiddos that we'd invite her to be there, and it just never happened. So, she called today and was all 'you know, I'd just LOVE to be at the birth of one of my grandkids, I hope that happens one day... but I mean, SIL is done, so....' DH hung up with her and told me about the conversation, and we called her right back to invite her. I totally don't mind, I'm not even aware of who's there when it's in the moment anyway, and I love my MIL like my own mother, so I'm more than happy to share this with her, especially if it's that important.
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    That will be so special for your MIL!! I'm she's sure way excited too - sorry about all the prodormal labor - such a tease it is!

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    Prodromal labour = SUCKS!!!

    KUP on what the midwife says when she visits??
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    4-5 minutes apart for a couple of hours... how unfair! You must be getting tired mama.

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    Ugh. Midwife had to cancel for today - she was delivering babies, so that obviously took priority. I've got an appointment to see her tomorrow so we can discuss a strategy for dealing with this. Today hasn't been too too bad, but man - those 3 days were rough!
    ~Manda~
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    Oh bummer. I hate it when they cancel. It's always for a good reason so you can't be mad at them.
    I was looking forward to a dilation update. I'm sure you are very curious about what she'll say, too. I hope you can get some good sleep tonight.
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    So, I don't know what to do here. The m/w cancelled AGAIN. I'm getting seriously fed up. It's been 3 weeks since I've been able to see her, since she's been out of town, then birthing babies. When I've called her with concerns, she's said I'm just 'complaining' and that I should suck it up. She had nothing going on on Sunday when I called her, but said 'I don't really feel like driving across town on a sunday just to check you'. Like, WTF? That's your JOB.

    I'm really on my own with care here... I check my own urine, weight and BP, DH has been doing cervical checks... wtf is the point of having a m/w at this point? If I DO go into labour, I have no support.

    I'm seriously considering transfering care to my OB/GYN. At least I know she'll listen to me if I have a concern/issue. I can't homebirth anyway because I don't trust this m/w to actually show up. She still hasn't done my home visit, which is supposed to be completed by 37 weeks.... and I can't homebirth without that home visit.

    What do I do?

    EDIT: so, my midwife just popped in... i guess the lady in labour is moving slower than anticipated. I'm not sure how I'm feeling about it all, but at least she showed up today. And at least now I can do my homebirth. She did a check, and I'm still pretty long, maybe a couple cm's dilated... which is what I thought based on a check I did, although I was hoping I was wrong. DH said I was more dilated than that, so I'm thinking I've actually regressed. Although, her head is right up against the cervix (again, I 'thought' I could feel her head), so that's something I guess. I'm feeling so frustrated right now because all this nonsense isn't really doing anything. I'm now pretty sure I'm going well past my EDD.
    Last edited by mandora; 03-08-2011 at 12:06 PM.
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    DS Sebastien David - 01.06.09
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    (((hugs))) I can understand why you're so frustrated. The contrax are getting on my nerves too...if I'm moving I'm contracting. If I'm doing anything with my child (nursing him, wrangling him, etc...) I'm contracting. I wouldn't care so much if it weren't so damn uncomfortable! Here's hoping we both get this show on the road soon.
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    (((HUGS)))
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    Thanks you guys. I've actually not had it too bad since overnight Sunday. Yesterday wasn't too bad re: the contractions, and today has been ok (*some* contractions today, but nothing major really). If it stays like this, I can make it to 41 or 42 weeks (dear LORD, I hope not!!) LOL!! But I mean, really, who goes to 42 weeks with their 3rd kid?? Positive thinking!

    EDIT: ALSO, after the m/w left, I had a conversation with DH about the possibility of just doing it UC. Her visit had an unexpected effect (which I know she totally didn't mean to do.. hee hee) of making me see that I'm perfectly capable of doing all the same care as what she's been providing, and that I'm well able to manage any small complication in labour/delivery myself, and would be able to make the call to transfer to hospital if the need arose. My mom (who is TOTALLY not a 'birthy' kind of person), as well as my super-religious grandfather are both encouraging me to consider it, as well. They keep arguing about how much less stressful it would be for me. So, for the first time, I'm actually considering it. I mean, I'm absolutely low risk, I've had zero issues at all this preg, she's measuring well and is healthy, I'm a third time momma AND an experienced doula... if anyone could do it, it should be me, right.
    Last edited by mandora; 03-08-2011 at 02:41 PM.
    ~Manda~
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    DD Stella Gabrielle - 12.31.07
    DS Sebastien David - 01.06.09
    DD Selene 'Lilu' Katherine Alice 03.16.11



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