It sounds like you're well on your way to having that baby soon, Kimia. I hope it all works out perfectly.
As far as starting to get nervous, just remember you have done this twice before. You can do it! I have so much admiration for you since you have had two births that were natural. It takes a really determined person to do that knowing that there are other options. You will do great! Just remember when it's over you'll be holding your LO and it will be worth it.
Thanks Chimmy! I hope it works out also.
The problem with the accupressure is that DH isn't really sure where the points are and I am not sure, so we aren't sure if we are really doing it right. The points that he has been pushing on are all sore now so he can find those really easily. I just hope they were originally the right ones so we keep doing the right ones. I hope that makes sense. I know I am hitting the right point when I do the webbing between my thumb and finger, but the ankle ones are a little harder to find.
I know you are right but it is still scary. It is probably a good thing that I can't really remember the pain in detail otherwise I probably wouldn't have gotten pregnant. It is just a scary thought to know that once I go into labor I can't stop it. (not that I would want to) But knowing that the pain will just increase and increase until I am pushing her out, and I have no power to stop it. That is a little scary.
I just really need to prepare myself mentally for this. We have been so busy and I haven't had the chance to really do that. Maybe that is what is holding me back from having her. I need to take some quiet time today to visualize this and let my body and baby know that I am ready for her. I am ready for my body to do what it needs to do. I need to try to let go of the small amount of fear that I am feeling and just face it. I hope that makes sense.
I have been focusing on being ready physically...like setting up the bassinet, packing bags, etc...after everything else going on...that I just haven't focused on the actual delivery or anything. I need to channel my body mentally to what it needs to do...now that I actually am ready and can and need to have her.
For some reason I feel like it will be soon. I don't know if this is just wishful thinking, but I feel like it could be by this weekend for sure. I hope my feeling is right.
I find myself a little frustrated this morning. We went to the circus last night. It was a great family date. That is not what I was frustrated about. It is because when we were eating dinner before the circus I had a contraction that was mildly crampy...so I knew it was different than the regular braxton hicks that I have been feeling...which has just been tightening without any pain.
These contractions continued regularly for the rest of the evening...not close together, but I had one every 15-30 minutes. I kind of got my hopes up thinking that it might be very early labor, the start of something. When I got home at about 10:00pm, they had pretty much stopped. It was frustrating to say the least. I was really hoping that was it.
Oh well, hopefully it progressed some things. All day yesterday I have found that it is harder to walk. The pain/pressure on my pelvic area is a lot worse, so I am wondering if the baby has started to drop somewhat. It is still bad today.
I got the bassinet set up like I said...and packed the kids bags for the most part...did that last night. But I still want to finish straightening up our rooms so they are clean when we get back from the hospital if I have the baby this weekend. I also need to do some laundry and finish my at home medical dictations. Once all of those things are done...I am planning to finish it all today...I will feel ready physically. Then I can start visualizing the birth and do some more pressure points and hope that something happens in the next day or two.
I hope you have a perfect birth. I always end up feeling like I don't much say in the birth date of my kiddos, so it's interesting for me to hear of people who have better luck with that then I do Sorry about the stop and go contractions, but we all know its one less you'll have while in actual labor!
I hope she comes soon!
I really think that sitting and thinking about what might be holding you back is a good idea. Like so many others have said in other posts and lodges, journaling is a good idea or maybe, like you said, just visualizing a positive birth experience. You're going to do great
You've been so busy, now that things have calmed down, I would guess that your body will let her come.
I have been feeling regular contractions for the past few hours...they have been painful as well. Not too bad yet, but definitely different than Braxton Hicks. I am going to put the kids to bed and then sit down and start timing them. I hope this is it and they don't stop. Wish me luck!
Well, I am still here. They slowed down and maybe stopped when I went to bed. Maybe I still had them but they weren't painful enough to wake me up. It is so weird. It is like my body knew I needed to sleep, and let me sleep all night and then as soon as I woke up this morning...they started again. They are further apart, but still coming. The kids were invited to a birthday party this morning, so we are going to walk to it instead of drive. Maybe a nice walk will make things progress...
I will keep updating as I can...
How have your previous labors gone? I mean time wise? I wonder if you're not slowly but surely dialating.
Ryan and Rachael
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