Oh, I love how great your dr is!! That's awesome! I'm praying you'll keep them for just a bit longer, I know you want to make it to 37!
Emily I'm more sure than not that once I'm off bedrest and able to do the things I want to do (ie start walking to get my body in shape, pack hospital bags, nest..) even though I'll be taking it easier than normal I think they will come. If I had to guess, maybe 35 weeks?
He's very low, I feel it in my inner thighs and low back, and as of yesterday when I started feeling crappy, I am 100% effaced. Dilated I'm not so sure but I'd estimate 2cm (mind you I only thought I was about 3cm with matthew and I turned out to be 5cm)
I don't *think* they'll last to 37 weeks by the way my body feels, but once Monty goes to his dad's I'll be able to catch up on my hypnobabies course. I plan to listen to the babies stay in as much as I can while he's gone, when he's here it's hard enough as it is to listen to my CD once a day, let alone multiple times and I've been horrible, not practicing the finger drop technique at all except during my session.
I listen to my fear release more often than any of my others and I think it's working. I think now that I have less fear about my OB then I'll be okay.
I've been trying my visualization, and I just go with it letting my mind lead the way. So far, my scenario I've been imagining is quick and easy. In my last, I refused to leave until I had bags ready and when I got to the hospital I was complete and trying to not push! lol
That scenario in particular would put everyone in a tizzy however, because they need to call up anesthesia and get the OR ready and the ultrasound machine. However, that's my favorite one.
I had an odd dream last night where I was being chased down a hill by a house.. what the hell that means is beyond me. I've had some odd ones lately.
Anyway right now I'm in maintenance mode. I've started taking my Niphedipine again (which I was supposed to be taking all along but I hate the way it makes me feel.) and have increased my fluids.. hopefully if nothing else, I will hold off just another couple weeks, get through my baby shower and get the house ready. It is all I can do to not start shampooing carpets. However I've been advised it's not the best idea.. :rofl:
So if y'all could tell kaden to back up just a teensy bit, I'd be happy. Engaged head is *not* comfortable
Hey Nadine!!! Congrats on making it this far - you are doing a great job! I'm so glad your OB is on the same page as you and I hope the delivery goes as well as it can. Can you get them to allow a birth ball into the OR? (it helped me get Elizabeth to descend in record time with birth #3). I hope you get to have 2 people in there too.
The Hypnobabies is so helpful - but I was in the same spot as you - with my other 2 I could not practice like I wanted to. Still, I think it gave me confidence and an inner peace that I would not have had otherwise.
Good luck with everything and please keep us posted
Nothing much new happening, same feelings. I've been horrible and slacking about my nutrition lately.. living back at home has presented challenges with eating. The staple diet here is frozen foods (pizza, hot pockets..) and I KNOW my protein is suffering. I am pretty much all but positive that's what is contributing to my contracting.
I'm careful about taking my vitamins, folic acid, fish oil supplements but I may have to resort to purchasing ensure or something. I think this is part of the problem of why bedrest at home didn't work (other than the fact that I wasn't able to rest).
As a precaution I'm taking the Niphedipine again. I don't like it, I hate putting drugs into my body. I've always been really averse to medicine, even homeopathic, but keeping these two in me is more important than my personal fear of medicine.
I'm nesting, what's funny is I didn't nest with my last baby at all. I really think that as much as nesting is "bred" into us, I think our own minds have a huge part in it. I knew I wasn't keeping that baby, so I had nothing to nest on, and there was no reason. I saved my energy for playing with my little boy. This time I'm going insane. I want to shampoo carpets, I've put baby clothes in the drawers, and I can't wait until after my shower so I can put up that little bit of baby furniture that we can fit in here. The quarters here are SO small, but whatever I can do to make a home for my babies I will do.
I lost my insurance at the end of last month, so I'm without insurance, and if I were to have babies right now we could be in a lot of trouble. I need to kick up my feet and hold on for just a bit longer, I plan to go apply for medicaid to at least cover my delivery and post partum.
I hope they can move it, I haven't got much faith in the government.
Kelly - I know this is going to sound weird, but I love so much that you're here reading my lodge and on this journey with me.
Karen - Funny how far both of us have come since december 2001 huh? I laugh thinking how naive I was back then. I so wish I could read my posts from back in the day. Thank you for being with me
Aw Nadine, I wished I lived closer to you. I would pop on over with the protein powder!!! Do you drink milk - if so, stirring some good-flavored protein powder into it is the best way to get lots of protein fast.
I also ate so many eggs during the last pregnancy that I should be clucking right now....
It is truly amazing how far we've come since our now 5 YEAR OLDS!!! in 2001. I personally have been pg or nursing since then However, having the high-needs little one was such a great learning experience for me, I'm so grateful for it now (even though at the time I felt horrendous and SOOOOO tired).
If you need anything, please PM me. I wish I could hand-deliver some protein though.
Hi darling! Sounds like Kaden is quite the impatient lil' man - so listen pu here Mr. Kaden no more pressing down on your mama's cervix, ya hear!
I hope things are calming down for you hun, if I remember right Monty is gone today right? Have the man shampoo the carpets! lol
Wow that's a fantastic OB.
when/if you can - please tell her my story, and let her know that the ACOG guidelines changed in July/06 to say breech birth should be offered by experienced OBs. We need them on our side and she sounds like she might leap in.
Sending lots of babies stay put - and hey you little guy back up! vibes for you. Hang in there hon - you're doing SO great!!!
Hi Nadine!! I am so sorry I haven't been posting. I am all caught up though and have been following along and thinking of you!!! I've been scrubbing carpets for you today (although I'm sure you'd prefer if it had been YOUR carpet) I'll just have to come over sometime...you know just pop by! I have protein powder I can share too When Karen said eggs - I jsut about puked!
I hope that little man of your calms down a little and stays put. I can only IMAGINE how hard it is to not go nutty at home doing too much after being copped up in the hospital as long as you were.
I'm thinking of you!!
PS send all that dialation and effacement energy my way!
Homebirthing, breastfeeding, sling wearing, cloth diapering momma to 3 girls ages 7 and 6 year old twins and peanut #4 due sometime in late September
Nadine, just checking in on you and wishing you well!