Shella! thinking of you today and wondering also about your sil!!! Keep us posted!
First I'll give you the update on SIL: she had her baby boy at 12:20am this morning, 10lbs 8oz, successful vbac, both mom & baby are doing well, I will probably walk over to the hospital later today to visit them.
If I can get out of my funk.
I'm so sad today. It looks like September is not my month after all. Posting on the Sept board is hard, everyone else is talking breastfeeding and poopy diapers, and I don't feel like I belong. But posting on October board is hard too, because there are a bunch of women (due well after me) who are currently in labour and that is really frustrating too. I've been ready to have this baby for weeks, just waiting, waiting, and NOTHING!! No signs of labour AT ALL. EVERYONE else has had their baby. And I am still pregnant. With no end in sight. It seems so unfair, I've been crying most of the morning, being a suck about it I know, but I just feel like a failure already that I can't even go into labour when I'm supposed to. I've tried every single labour inducing method, nothing works. And on the (rare) occaision I have felt a twinge or a cramp, it just makes me feel worse because I get excited about it that it might lead to something, then it just goes away and leaves me feeling even more disappointed. I know I can't be pregnant forever, but at this rate, the only way I won't be is if they induce me, which is something I really really really really do not want to have happen. This pregnancy has beat me. I give up. I don't know what else to do.
Oh I am sorry. I don't really have any advice but I feel for you! Have you done even some squats and different movements to get babies head to put pressure on your cervix?? Sorry I am not much help, but I have been there and its no fun. I hope you start feeling better today!
Elijah ~ 8/27/04
Evan ~ 06/14/06
Emelia ~ 11/13/08
Elliana ~ 9/10/10
((HUGS)) With Ella I was a member of the Oct. '06 board and Ella was the very last october baby born on Nov. 10th... so I know how you feel!
I have every confidence that your body knows just what it's doing and has decided that your sweet baby needs just a little more time. He or she will come, and it will be just a wonderful and exciting as if it happened yesterday. Hang in there momma, it can't be long now.
DD - Nov/06, DS - Sept/08, DS - Mar/11
I also know what your feeling, but it's very worth trying to let you body go into labor on it's own. My first labor was induced, and my second was spontanious. It's hard to wait and trust, but once it happens you'll be SO glad you waited it's more then worth it. DD waited till I was 7 days post due date to show up, and looking back I honestly wouldn't change it.
i so know how you feel!!! I was in the same boat when I was pg with my dd, due Feb 06, born March 06. Its hard but hang in there, you'll fit right in on the board. I dont know how your ladies are on the birth board but the ones I have are very supportive and there was 5 of us still due at the end of February. you'll be holding your little one before you know it.
When is your next appt?? Have you asked your doc if there is anything he can do? Also I don't think if they induce they have to start you on pit. Check into your alternatives.
(congrats to SIL)
It's gotta suck feeling like you've been left behind by everyone. Just try to remember that your body and LO will know when the time is right. I know that this is going out on a limb, but do you think that if you really try to can you preoccupy youself with anything that doesn't have to do with baby? Maybe when you finally are able to relax & not think about it things will get going? Don't feel like a failure! Your body knows what it's doing!
DH - Gordon (aka Woody) 2/29/08
DS1 - Justin 3/11/98
DS2 - Gordy 11/2/08
I'm sorry you're having such a rough time!
It's got to be hard to keep waiting. If you can, maybe take a little break from your bb.