That is so nice of your friends! Freezer meals are so wonderful.
Mommy to three gorgeous girls
at 6 weeks 22/10/09
Sorry ladies - I never update my own lodge because I have so much fun reading everyone else's.
The past 4 days have been a roller coaster for me. It started Thursday - A friend of mine designs and makes jewelry. She was having a wine and jewelry party so I went to help her set up. I had some really painful cramping so went to the ladies room and lost my plug - the whole thing and start to have some "show." Show and cramping continued until Friday morning and then it all stopped. Saturday I had a little more "show" and cramping so I thought ok here we go. I went walking - but then again nothing. Today I have had menstral cramps and A LOT of BMs and a pretty steady back ache. So I cooked food all day and cleaned my house. And it has all stopped again.
I feel like my body is playing tricks on me. Knowing that last time I was 12 days late. I feel like I am going to go insane if this on off stuff goes on for 16 more days. The only encouragement is that I know this was not happening until the very end in my last pregnancy. I think this is why I like reading everyone elses posts. So I can not think about mysefl
I'm glad you updated here! I read your post earlier on April and was curious what was going on.
Sorry to hear that it seems to be faking you out--for now, at least. Does it feel like how you went into labor last time?
I hope that things start kicking into high gear really soon, it really does sound like a lot is going on. Hang in there & good luck!
I'm really late so welcome to your lodge! Focus on the fact that your body is doing things to prepare and get you ready, hopefully it will all happen sooner rather than later too.
I know it will be soon in the grand scheme of things. Patience is something I need more of!
So my body is for sure doing something - but it is keeping right in step with my mom and grandmother.
I went to my doctor today. I am now a good 4cm dialated 70% effaced and not in labor. My mom claims to have gone 2 weeks at 5cm with my younger sister.
My doctor is still ok with waiting 2 weeks past my due date until we talk induction. She is very supportive of waiting until the time is right. Then staying home for most of the birthing and coming to the hospital at the end. I am still hoping to have the baby in the next week. I am ready to meet this guy.
And I think DH and I have finally agreed on a name.
Sounds like overall things are going well for you. It is hard when it seems like things are gearing up and then nothing really happens. I have been about 4-5 cm dialated for almost 3 weeks now, but clearly baby is not ready to come out yet. However, it really doesn't matter what's going on down there because when baby decides to come, baby will come! It does sound REALLY promising that you lost your plug and had all that show though!!
Tomorrow is my due date - I feel fairly certain I will not have this little (or big) guy on his due date. Such a small % of ladies actually go into labor on their due date. I am ok with that. I have been able to relax more the past few days and I hope this guy will come in the next couple of weeks on his own. My doctor has been very encouraging to me about waiting. Next week we can do a non stress test just to be sure all is ok. I feel certain it is going well. I have some questions I am going to post on a different thread.
I am really enjoying my time with DH and DS over the past few days. Also I am resting as much as I can to save up energy for those first 6 weeks.
Happy due date! Based on your last appt it sounds like your body is well on its way to birth this little one!