Thinking of and praying for you today, Helina. I want so badly for your body to do this on it's own!
I am hoping that this si the calm before the storm for you!!! Rest while you can, just in case hon! I cannot stay away fromt the computer!!!
Thanks for keeping our enquiring minds updated!!! I have a feeling it's going to be soon for you!!!
Ryan and Rachael
Parents to Chase, Abby, Hunter, Rachel, Caleb, Hannah & Nate
~Remembering sweet baby Oliver, born to Heaven October 20, 2009, & keeping Carole in our prayers~
Have you thought about sendin DD to grandparents for a while? My labor stalled when David was around ...midwife said some women will not labor around older children ...mind/body connection thing.
Julya, that's interesting! For better or worse all her grandparents are here already. DH's parents & sister are up from Virginia for a week to attend his graduation on Saturday, and my mom lives in our guest house out back. Everyone is pitching in a lot w/DD but of course unless I remove myself from the situation (like bedtime just now) she wants lots of Mommy.
Not much is happening. I'm debating taking more CO. Should I? I ate a nice dinner and feel fine. I have ctx and pains the worst when I get up or lift a leg or move in certain ways. Also sitting on the toilet makes my pelvis hurt.
This whole thing ticks me off because if the CO isn't working (or didn't cause lasting ctx) then that tells me I'm not ready to give birth. Period. My body isn't ready! In 12hrs I'm supposed to call and see when they want me to come in. Of course a lot can happen between now and then but it hasn't started yet.
MW said that there was no link between activity/actions and onset of labor. Walking around may feel like it's doing something but labor begins with a hormonal signal, not a physical reaction to movement. That makes sense to me. DH & I played smashminton earlier (badminton w/o a net and using shorter racquets) and it sure felt like things were kicking up but when I stopped they stopped.
I'm trying not to think about tomorrow morning. I don't want to cry again. My belly is lower and way out there, it's a totally different shape than it's ever been. I'm progressing, just not on their stupid flipping arbitrary schedule. I just saw another string of plug on my pantyliner. Stuff is happening but not fast enough...
Here's the only thing with taking the CO again now. It might cause you to be up all night on the toilet and if labor does start then you'll be exhausted. If you do take it,I would take it right before going to sleep so you can at least get in a few hours either way. BTW,when it did work for me,it was my 3rd time taking it.
As far as your body not being ready,well,with my last DS,I had weeks of contractions that would be timeable and last a few hours and then stop. When I ended up being induced with the Cervidil,it did put me right into labor on it's own. I know you want to avoid the induction,so,I guess I would try the CO again and see what happens.
It does sound like your body is truly gearing up.
ETA: I also took blue and black cohosh once my contractions with my CO baby started feelig real. Not sure if it helped or not.
Also,my friend Meredith refused induction all the way up to 43 weeks and when her labor started it was slow and mild. She also took the blue and black cohosh and delivered her DD within a few hours of arriving at the hospital. HTH
Last edited by alyny; 05-14-2008 at 08:01 PM. Reason: to add
I second asking the herbal friendly midwife about the cohoshes, at this stage, on a monitored dose, it would still be less trouble some than an induction. And darnit, GET A FOLEY! They absolutely do NOT have to do it with pit, it's just for slow, manual dilation and they can send you home once they're done and see if that sets things off on its own.
I'm praying hard for you