((HUGS)) I hope you can get some much needed rest today. I wish I could come help with the kids so you can sleep as much as the contractions would let you.
Sounds like you have WONDERFUL care providers who actually read your birth plan and respect your wishes.
Lara spoke for me.
Oh sweetie I'm so sorry this is dragging on like this - how frustrating!!! But grateful that you're not being coerced into induction etc, so many caregivers would not have let you leave at 4cm.
It will be soon. I promise. Hang in there luv.
I'm sorry you are disappointed. Rest while you are able to, and you KNOW it has to happen soon.
I know I have a wonderful dr who really respects my wishes. I am SO grateful for that. Pit wasn't even offered as an option,and I am thankful for that. I would have refused still, but I thik dh may have taken issue with that, just bc he is so worried about me, the baby, his job... He has a lot on his plate too. But he has been very supportive too to me still.
This afternoon my ctx have been so wimpy. That is alright though, I wanted them to stop completely if nothing was goign to happen, but I will take barely noticable. I had two really good ones, about 75 min apart, lol :roll:
I have taken the day off from baby encouraging. I already stopped drinking my rrlt on Sunday, b/c my kidneys were starting to bother me, and my pineapple is all gone- so nothing to tempt me too much. Tomorrow we will probably start doing some walking and doing stuff again, Friday is 41 wks, and at that point I will ahve to start doing bpp and nst's which is going to be near impossible without dh missing tons of work (that he is already missin now and we really can't afford it )
I'm sorry you've had a frustrating couple of days. Get some rest when you can. It won't be too much longer now. ((hugs))
stalking you hon... xoxo
Still here, not much to report... This is now officially my longest pregnancy ever. Feeling okay, just ready for a rest. Did some walking this am in the mall. Dh took the day off (completely unnecessary imo!) but what do I know? :roll: Atm I am feeling good that things will happen when they are supposed to. Now, if I am still pg next week, I will have to come back and re-read that several times a day, to remember when I felt that way!
Hooray for 'overdue' babies. They're my favorite
Hope you're feeling ok as far as the HG goes. Are you doing homeschooling this week or are the kids (well, YOU) taking a break for now?
lol, last Wednesday was our last day of school for awhile. I am about to start somethign new with Allison, and I keep thinking that as soon as we get into it, I will ahve the baby, and we will ahve to take a break for a week or so, and then we will ahve to start over with it. lol, hasn't happened yet... maybe I should just start it and see what happens!
We do a little review, just so they don't forget things- but mostly just memorization stuff, and I get out their workbooks and if they want to do something in them they can, but I don't pick out specific things that need to be accomplished each day right now. Allison knows what she needs to know for end of K time, so right now everything else is just bonus And Nicolas I consider it all a bonus anyway
Kasey, I;m late to your lodge, but I've been reading up. I really hope that the contractions pick up for you. That whole 75 min. apart bs is NOT cutting it. Anyways, hope you are getting some much needed rest and relaxation while you kind of still can.
thinking of you, girlie! this baby is getting good and baked and you're getting to do a lot of savoring of the pregnancy experience
Yep, still here. Still good, very noticable strong ctx every 20-30 min... Going to... do something today... Put the kids in the van and maybe go to the grocery store... Not really sure.
Feeling pretty good though, really- so that is good at least.
That is about it, nothing else interesting to say!
Hopefully, these contractions are doing something and the final laboring process will go by fast. ((HUGS))
Enjoy your day out today! Glad your feeling well.
Thinking of you Kasey! :bigarmhug:
Went to the grocery store with the kids (always an adventure!) Now they are out on the deck with my Mom, and I am inside, in the AC, in a quiet house! I can't believe it!
I was just typing on another board that I am actually okay with baby waiting until Friday to come, so dh can get some work in this week! And really, I am so far now, tha tI figure it can't realistically be too much longer, (well, statistically!)
I get so excited when I think that soon I will be nursing/holding/changing a new baby! lol, it is easy to be excited though when I feel good. Last night I had a good cry to dh, and theat helped get things off my chest. So today is much less emotional (well, considering that I am super-pregnant!) it is.
And we have had the rain stop here, so I was able to do some laundry and hang it out to dry- so I don't feel like I have a million things to do and I am unable to do them. I love having the laundry done- though right now after having five days off, I still have a ton to do! But I am making progress at least.
Hang in there Kasey you are sooo close now! (((HUGS)))
I'm so glad you're having a good day today! You are being very patient with this little one. I hope that the baby decides to make an appearance soon-I'm sure you can't wait to meet the newest addition to your family!
Glad you're feeling good(ish) ( ) today... will hold back my baby dust until Friday!
What a trip to l&d! your ctx did something, they progressed you to a 4! i really hope you are finding some time to relax at home and the baby listens to you about friday.
oh wow, just catching up sweetie. man, when you go, it's gonna be fast! i can sympathize with DH for being scared.
Remember me rubbing your belly so many years ago with noah? Feels like a lifetime ago.
Thinking of you and sending quick and easy labor vibes. (((hugs)))
I can't BELIEVE I am this pg!
I feel really good today, at least as far as still being pg. The nausea has come back a little, but nothing I couldn't deal with with some food/drink and rest. (No meds! YAY!)
Have my check up today @ 1:45. Dh is going to meet me there, b/c otherwise I would have all three kids while attempting a s&s.
Really hoping that statistics are on my side, and I go into labor before next Thursday, b/c I really don't want to go the castor oil route with my HG, but am determined to try that before I go the pitocin route. I know, it is a little early to be thinking about it, I still have 7 days, but just trying to think ahead, jic. I didn't think I would still be pg at this point originally either.
Waiting to hear back from the dr office about an NST and AFI so I can find out what I am going to do with my kiddos! Dh *should* be able to meet me early- thankfully his job site is only 15 min or so away from my dr office and the hospital where I would have the nst/afi.
Gotta hop in the shower!!!
I hope your appointment goes well today and that you do not have to do the castor oil. I have a friend who did castor oil recently and it really got things going. She had her baby a few days later in the car on the way to the birthing center.
Let us know how it goes! Glad Luke can make it to the appointment today
S&S seem to get women going into labor on this board after due dates...so here's praying it works and by tomorrow we all read you've had your baby! ((HUGS))
Hope the appointment goes well and the S&S does the trick!
fingers crossed for the S&S... kup hon!
Hope the appt. goes well!
Appt was good, I am good, baby is good. Minor surprise though, that my doc likes to induce at 10 days post-dates (Monday) I was sure it was 42 w, but the last time I asked was 6 yrs ago, really... I have shrunk back to a three "trying to be a four" and am posterior and thick again. Though my doc says that from the way it feels she thinks that as soon as I start having regular ctx, it would be very quickly back to where it was.
SO, now I am feeling like I am in between a rock and a hard place. Were it just me, I would be happy to postpone induction as long as the nst/afi were looking good. BUT dh does not want to go past Monday, if that is how our doc feels. *sigh* And I am not comfortable ignoring his feelings on the matter. The real kicker in all of this is, we can't even afford to have a baby on Monday! Our dryer is busted, now our power steerign pump is going out on our van. To fix that with a rebuilt pump is $340! :shock: We can't even afford to fix either with dh only working 1.5 days so far this week... ugh. (And in the last 6 wks we have spent over $1000 getting things fixed btwn our van/jeep/fridge )
I would rather do castor oil before doing pit or having my bag broken, I think. I think CO is at least a little more gentle than pit, and I am worried about baby presenting badly if my water is broken. AHH too much to think about!
So what am I to do? In order to be able to pay the bills/afford food we can't induce Monday, and have dh miss three days of work next week too, so that means this weekend. And really, if we are going to induce anyway, why not do it now? If we do it tomorrow, (assuming it works right away) I will come home on Sunday, but then I will be all alone with all four kids on Monday. If we do it tonight, then I would prob come home Sat or Sunday, depending on how fast things go...
I don't even WANT to do this- but I don't feel like I have much of a choice, unless I want to go back to work 2 w pp to start making money again (which I do NOT) As it is, I am not sure how my last two weeks of mat leave of 6 wks are going to be covered.
I jsut want to cry. This is not what I was hoping for. And I hate having to make a decision like this over finances of all freaking things! :angry1:
Sorry this is so... whiney.
Geesh, when it rains it pours. I don't have any words of wisdom, I hope you can make a decision that will be right for your situation. I'm sure everything will work out in the end anyway (I know it's hard to ignore money issues). :bigarmhug:
Oh sweetie I'm so sorry you are dealing with all of this. I don't have any advice. I just hope it all works out.
I think I am going to go and spend some quality time with my breast pump. Hasn't worked yet, but I don't want to give up yet!
:bigarmhug: I'm so sorry about the financial issues on top of an induction deadline. I hope the breast pump gets things moving along for you and the contractions pick up again.
Have faith, girl! No wonder your body won't progress - I really believe it's nature's way of trying to get your "nest" ready before it kicks labor into high gear. Is there anyway you can take care of any of these nuisances before Monday? Or can you mentally just "let go and let God"?
I think I'd try CO if I were you too, in your situation. I am guessing the pump won't work for you since you were nursing into your pregnancy...just my uneducated guess though. Is there any way you can get some quiet time to yourself to relax and just run through affirmations?
Well, the pump works well while I am using it, but after it is back to the same old, same old... And there is only so long that you can pump, ykwim?
Or can you mentally just "let go and let God"?
Working on that... Thought I was there, yesterday at least, until the appt today, and the van issues I was! I had a little *ahem* "emotional outburst" tonight, and that has helped a bit.
I think that for me, the CO is the first option... Maybe tomorrow afternoon. I need to do it when dh is here, and his mom can be here too if I do it tomorrow (she is our kids-watcher) so we won't have to worry about waiting for someone to get here if things pick up quickly.
I think my biggest problem is that I do NOT want to do this. I am PISSED that it is not medically necessary, and that it probably still wouldn't be necessary on Sunday or Monday. But at the same time I feel that if it may come down to it anyway, I might as well get it going. I know that that is stupid reasoning, really- I just really want things to work out in every way possible (a little control issue that I need to let go of here maybe?)
I guess that I am just going to pray that things happen tonight, without my interference... I am contracting, so it could happen... theoretically, at least...
I do have to say, though that I have a wonderful doc- despite her "10 day" thing. She told me that all week she has been checking her pager to make sure it is working, and loggin in her computer from home to see if I went to L&D and didn't page her, just in case I was in labor, she didn't want to miss it. And Sunday when I was there, not only did she beat me there, but she spent the whole night there, "just in case" though she only lives 8 min from the hospital! And today, when we were talking about Monday being the day from her pov, she didn't once play the "Dead baby" card. She spoke to me like an intelligent woman who has a choice in the matter.
Sorry, this is all over the place- I can't get my htoughts organized. Think I am going to finish up ol, and get into bed and jsut chill, pray, meditate, whatever to get my mind in a good spot. Maybe even a labor spot, lol.
Funny how when you are this pg, you can go from being just great about being this pg, to freaking out about it, and being so upset...
Thanks everyone for your support. I have really needed it here, esp lately!
Well this am I woke up (well Allison woke me up) at 3 am. When I still couldn't get back to sleep a half hour later, I decided that meant I should take the castor oil then. So I took 2 Tbsp @ 3:30 am. The gastro intestinal upset has begun, but nothing really decent with ctx yet.
I had some bloody show this am, so I am hopeful that something may be happening. I don't think it is from ydays s&s b/c the blood in it was bright red, and I would think that it would be brown if it was from yday.
Dh is officially freaking out. Since the CO hasn't worked as fast as it did when I did it with ds1- he is freaking that it won't work, and I'll end up with pit, then AROM, then c/s. Way to help me relax honey. :Roll: I feel for him, he is really trying hard- but I am really the only one he can share those feeligns with who "gets" it. (Why it would be such abig deal to end up with c/s after all of this.
Made banana bread and chocolate chip cookies this am. Going to do some cleaning too, I just needed a pgorg break.
Off to go post a q about other's castor oil experiences
Eviction party for Kaseye!!! Wow hon...with all you're doing....I suspect it won't be much longer...
I'm stalking... right there with you hon.
If he's so anxious about the pit, can you turn that into an arguement for holding off longer? maybe do nst/bpp instead... I dunno. I hate to see you get cornered into anything and if it's really him just wanting to go with the Dr.'s routine but maybe the "routine" doesn't actually apply to your situation - just throwing things out there. Anyway luv you know where my heart is.
I hope the CO gets things rolling for you & that your DH can get his mind in a positive place also.
((HUGS)) I hope you're in a good place
I am hoping that something may be happening! I took another dose of CO after talking to my doc. Then I napped for an hour and pumped for 45 min. The big kids were SO goood! I told them I really needed to rest and have them be super quiet and well behaved during their quiet time, and I didn't hear a peep out of them the whole time! And it was almost twice as long as usual! I told them I was so happy with them and proud of them for letting mommy rest!
Gastro upset has started again. Ctx seem to be picking up, but I am not sure if it is due to the CO or the pumping, and if it will last. HOPING and PRAYING that it will!
Well, gotta get up and tget moving again!
Hugs! So sorry you are going through so much right now! I really feel for you. I'm hoping the pumping and CO works for you!! Sending ELV!
Come out baby come out!!!! Glad your kids behaved for you to rest!
I am SO glad that the kids bhaved and let you relax some. How is that CO working for you? Feel anything yet?
It is so nice the kids are cooperating for you.
lol- I tell you, I "open my mouth" about thinking something is happening, and it slows again. *sigh*
But tha tis okay, at least I may get to sleep through the night
And tomorrow I try the CO again. I think this time I will do more though. With ds1, I am sure I took 4 tbsp, not 2. This time it was 2 and repeat as needed. The recipes I looke dup called for 4 tbsp too, so I am even more sure that is what I took. So for now, just eating some hot and sour soup and chilling with the fam.
Kasey, I get about 10sec to lurk every few days but I *had* to post...boy do I ever know what you're going through right about now! I'm thinking about you & hoping things get kicked into high gear for you. And by the way, you look fantastic!
Hang in there. You'll have your baby soon! :bigarmhug:
What a perfect belly! You look terrific!
Kasey, you are to cute and your belly is to big for little you! LOL I love it!!! You look great and happy. Your getting closer, yeah! Things have to pick back up for you soon. I hope so anyhow. ~~COME OUT BABY~~