The walk not feeling so good as usual is probably a good sign - your body is focussing, maybe? I'm a hiker too, although we haven't been backpacking since ds was born (to hard to carry baby + gear!). Hopefully within a ocuple of years we'll be back to it, with the kids.
You do sound great. And if the baby is moving well etc. then there's no reason to worry - impatient, maybe, but no worry! You're so positive hon - hang in there!
Thinking of you today Elly.
Hey Elly...have fun at your appointment tomorrow. I've got mine as well...curious to see how yours goes.
Take care hun!
Can't wait to hear about your appt. today!
Hey Hey Elly,
Thinking about you and hoping for a great appointment today!
Okay, had my appointment this AM. Somehow I knew the doctor would say that she didn't expect me to make it to the appointment. Well, here I am. I am now dilated to 3 cm. That's about a centimeter a week. At this rate, I'll have the baby in another 2 months. :roll: She stripped my membranes, so we'll see if that gets anything moving. He's still high up there at -3 station. I'm not sure if that means anything in terms of when I'll go into labor, though. She won't let me go over 1 week over due, and at this point, I'm inclined to agree, especially with my back issues. So, I have an induction scheduled for 5 AM next Monday. I've had some bleeding, and a bit of cramping from the sweep. I'm just trying to take it easy. Hopefully Michael will decide to come out before Mon!
I hope so Elly. But maybe being at a 3 and her stripping your membranes will get your labor moving. I'm thinking about you and hoping Michael makes his grand entrance soon!
Isn't that frustrating???? Hang in there hon. I scheduled my induction and was at total peace with it.....and then she came on her own Those babies have a total mind of their own.
That sounds a lot like where I was. Now that your membranes are stripped, DTD... that was what pulled the trigger for me!
Hang in there Elly! Hopefully the membrane sweep will help jump-start things a bit. Or maybe now that you've scheduled the induction, Michael will feel obligated to arrive on his own time before then? Sending you ((((LABOR VIBES)))) and hoping that people aren't calling you 24/7 asking if the baby's there yet.
Well, I'm having some contractions about an hour apart or so. (I'm only loosely keeping track) We'll see where this goes. I'm off to bed. I'm not sure if they're strong enough to wake me up, so hopefully I'll get a good night's sleep. I hope my doula can rest up since her client that wasn't due until the end of December ended up having to be induced today for medical reasons. :?
Elly, sending you lots of (((ELV))) for today!!! Hopefully Michael comes today and you won't have to wait until Monday Good Luck sweetie!
Okay, well contractions continued throughout the night. I was able to mostly sleep through them/ in between them. Contractions are now about 6-7 minutes apart, lasting a minute each. Just waiting until they are closer together before we head to the hospital. I think I'm actually dilating some more since yet another blob of plug fell out last time I went to the bathroom. :o
Wish me luck!
Good luck Elly!!! Wishing you (((ELV)))!
Good Luck! I'm anxious to hear from you when you're back home with your baby!
Good luck, Elly! Wishing you easy and fast labor! Let us know as soon as you can, we're rooting for ya
Yay Elly!!! I'm wishing you tons of luck and ELV's!!!!!!!
Yay Elly!!! I'm thinking of you today. ELVs :vibes: :vibes: :vibes:
Fantastic!!!!! You're gonna do great, Elly!!!
Sounds great! I can't wait to hear the next update...
Elly -- Good Luck! Dying to know if this was it!
Good Luck Elly!!!!!
I hope everything went quickly and smoothly, and you both are now resting comfortably.
Good luck and congratulations in advance!
Oh Elly! I was offline all day and came on to see this! I hope this was it and hope to see some great news soon. ELV hon!
Good luck. Hope to hear good news soon, Can't wait to hear about your little one/
:woohoo: Yah Elly!!!! Hope everything's going smoothly! Can't wait to hear!
Go Elly! ELV heading your way! Can't wait to hear the big news!
Yaaaay! ELV, Elly!!!
yay Elly...we're all just waiting for the good news!! can't wait for an update!
Darn it, no news yet???? I'm dyin' over here!!
Gosh the suspense is killing me...
I hope it all went smooth, hon. I'm thinking of the THREE of you!
Thinking of you Elly!!!
I wonder what's going on. Anyone have news? I'm so impatient!
Hoping you have your little one!
I logged on just to check on you !~ Hope you are holding your little one in your arms
Thinking of you!
Checking on you again elly. Hope you are holding you little one right now!
Michael Duvall is here!
He arrived at 4:05 AM Wednesday Nov 29th. He weighed 7lbs and 14 oz, and was 21 in long (!)
I did it with no epidural or pain meds, but I did end up with a vacuum assist and an episiotomy (he just did not want to come out and I was exhausted after 24 hours of labor). I think my ob was certain that I would end up with a c-section but was willing to let me try it my way. I am very happy with how the birth went (well, I suppose shorter would have been better...).
I'll post my birthstory later. A nap is calling me.
Wahoo Elly! Congratulations to you and your DH on the birth of your son, Michael! Get some rest and enjoy your little one!
Congrats again, Elly! WTG on the no pain meds/epi. You sure showed that doc! I hope you don't feel bad about the episiotomy - I tore delivering my same-size baby. :roll: You did a great job hon!
:party: Congrats, Elly!
YEA!!!! Congrats Elly. Welcome to the world little Michael!!!
Congratulations Elly! :woohoo:
Congratulations and a huge Welcome to the world to your little one!!
congratulations! And good for you for standing your ground.
Glad you didn't end up with the c-section. Can't wait for the whole story.
Congratulations! I'm so happy that you got what you wanted that's awesome! Can't wait to hear all the details, after your rested us of course.
I am so happy for you that you got the natural birth that you wanted ~ welcome to the world little Michael! Cant wait to hear your whole story and hope that you are able to get some rest and enjoy your little guy!
Oh Elly...Congratulations! So excited for you! Congrats Congrats!!!!
Wow, congrats to you and welcome to your little boy! Can't wait for some pictures