I lost mine the day before my 3rd birth, you never know!!
Losing your plug is definately promising! I really do understand how frustrating it is to be so ready and just have to wait and wait until baby is ready too, but it WILL happen! I personally predict baby is waiting for EDD+2, that is this Saturday will be baby day!
Just found out my cousin-in-law is in labor... and she was due three days after me. Starting to get depressed now. But she DID have a lot of pain from a tendon or something, plus she has chronic back pain so I'm sure it's best for her to have this baby soon. She's doing a home birth too so I hope it all goes well.
Man, this is just getting tougher for me. I think b/c a lot of people (family, church friends) have been having babies before me and I'm just really impatient b/c of it. I don't remember being so anxious w/ Micaiah, and I wasn't as ready either b/c I was telling DH what to pack in the bag while I was in labor! I need something to keep me busy but now that my babysitting job is over, days are a lot more free. Plus, going out just exhausts me b/c I'm constantly pulling DS in and out of the car and having to deal with him. Sorry for the rant, just feeling down all of a sudden.
It's quite common to be emotional at this stage, and I totally understand. With DS2 I was 42 weeks, and every day past 40 weeks felt like a month, it seemed like everywhere I looked women who were less pregnant were having their babies before me, and I was jealous and sad! I also had a friend pregnant at the same time, she delivered her baby a week before me and her EDD was 3 weeks after mine. I was the same way, mat leave started so filled time by watching tv , but then got mad watching Baby Story (not just for the usual reasons) because the episode would start with a women far less pregnant than me, and within 25 minutes she would have delivered her baby, and there I was still just as pregnant!
Stay positive! You are doing a great job as incubator to your baby, and she's so happy where she is she just wants to hang out there for just a bit longer! But pretty soon she'll come meet you Have you tried any home induction methods? DTD, then DTD again. I have a lot of other "tricks" that I tried in desperation if you need some ideas!
Well got adjusted today and got my membranes stripped again. I had some mild cramping afterwards but it has pretty much tapered off. If baby doesn't come by Friday morning I will be trying blue/black cohosh, pumping, and walking again. And then cod liver oil if that doesn't work. I *really* want to go into labor before that b/c I hate taking that nasty black cohosh, they're both pretty expensive to buy, and I hate pumping plus it hurts! So anyway, REALLY hoping contractions start soon on their own!!
Oh, and when she checked me, there wasn't really a change from last week (still at a 2, 60% effaced) but it hurt a lot more when she swept my membranes so I think she was trying a bit harder this time!
Oh, and my cousin-in-law's contractions stopped so it was just false labor.
Thanks for the comfort, I wasn't at all like this with DS, at least probably not until this point did I start to want him out.
Belle, that's funny about watching A Baby Story. I've been watching Bringing Home Baby on Youtube, possibly hoping it will scare me into thinking baby should stay in longer! I tried to watch A Baby Story but it just annoyed me now that I know so much more about labor and birth naturally.
Any update today? I hope you don't have to resort to castor oil (Yuck!) and while I have no experience with black cohosh it doesn't seem very appealing either. I think you should try baking a cake, it worked for me!
I took two doses of castor oil today - 2 oz at 8:30 and 10 and nothing except some gas. I really don't want to do the cohosh/pumping/walking again. I really don't think my body is ready to go into labor. I dread calling my m/w and telling her it didn't work b/c she will want me to do the other stuff. I just hate pumping and you can't go anywhere when you do it and honestly, black cohosh tastes much worse than castor oil! I know we want the baby to come when my doctor is available but I think the fact that I'm trying all of these things and expecting them to work is just stressing me out more b/c they're not working.