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.hilary.'s picture
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Due date...

Well, I'm due today but have no baby to show for it!!! Had a few BH and pressure/pain feelings last night while sitting on my exercise ball, but that's it. Nothing today. Haven't seen even a hint of the plug or any show at all. Sigh....

My doula gave me some clary sage oil to use in the bath or in an oil diffuser, it's supposed to get things going. I think last night's extra BH might have been thanks to the oil, but nothing happening now. We also tried some acupressure points she showed us, but I don't know if they did a thing :confused:

My plan now is to walk lots this weekend and use the yoga ball a lot. Next week, more chiropractor adjustments, maybe another massage, and I will even try acupuncture! I'm semi-depressed this morning because last night I dreamed she was here and I was cuddling her and feeding her. It sucked to wake up from that Sad

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oh Hilary I'm so sorry. I can't even imagine what it must feel like to see your due date. :bigarmhug: Just know that the baby HAS to come out sometime soon and soon you will be snuggling Elaina in your arms.

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I'm so sorry to hear that you're feeling down. It seems to be just too darn comfortable in there ;). I second the walking - If this baby doesn't make an arrival by the due date I will start going on looooong daily hikes! The waiting must be the worst! I know it's not much consolation but maybe you can take some comfort in knowing that it really cannot carry on much longer for you...

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I totally feel ya, Hilary...it's my due date, too. Well, sorta, lol. It was originally 12/7 and then got changed to 12/3, but it's looking like I'll go until at least the 7th, because I have zero signs of labor right now. I have an appt on Monday and I hope that I'm dilated more than the 1cm that I've been at for 3 weeks...

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**HUGS** I am sorry. I know the anticipation sucks. Hopefully your oils, massage, etc will do the trick and your baby girl will be here soon!

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((hugs))
I went past my DD with my first, totally sucks!!! Sorry! sending labor vibes your way!

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((Hugs))

This is my second time to hit my due date.

Hoping you don't have to wait much longer.

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Hopefully not too much longer to wait!

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I usually hit my due date too, Sad So sorry.

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With DS1, he was due on April 25th... didn't make his appearance until May 1st. So I definitely sympathize with the waiting game going on... but I hope you get to trade the long wait for a smooth, fast, easy labor & birth! Good luck! Biggrin

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Thanks everyone Smile I am feeling a little better now. We went out for dinner with a friend, then wandered around the superstore (where i had practically constant BH and a few painful contrax too, hmm) and took a few detours on the way home to look at Christmas lights. Now I am going to bundle up on the couch with DH and eat caramel popcorn and Christmas candy and watch a movie Smile I guess I will try to make the best of it, somehow!!

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Ugh, I would hate to have to go all the way to my due date, much less past it! I sure hope baby Elaina comes soon!! How are you feeling?

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Well last night I was all positive again and now I am not, lol! Thanks for asking Smile when we got home last night I went crazy again, my mind started racing and I was nesting at 1am...loading the dishwasher, folding laundry, sorting through piles of papers I've left around the kitchen lol, it was nuts! I had pain and pressure and BH but nothing timeable. I was really nauseous too. Finally fell asleep at 4 and I'm back to feeling normal again now. Grrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!

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Darn!

When's your next appt?

.hilary.'s picture
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Not till the 8th! If I make it that long I will probably ask for a sweep, even though I'm nervous it will hurt!!

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My next one is tomorrow I think the doc will do a sweep from what I understand. At least at my office. I'll let you know how that goes.

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And it won't hurt as bad as labor. Try not to be nervous. Relax and it should go better.

.hilary.'s picture
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That's true. If I can't handle the sweep, I'm really in trouble :rolleyes: definitely let me know how yours goes!

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"PAmom2boys" wrote:

And it won't hurt as bad as labor. Try not to be nervous. Relax and it should go better.

I didn't think the sweep was bad at all. Actually when it was over I said "wait, aren't you going to do the sweep?" and he had to tell me he already did.

I'm sorry you ladies have reached your DD and are still pg. I was like that with DS and it was so discouraging.

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Good luck gals!

Hilary, I know you don't want to hear this, but welcome to the "first time mom club." My first was due Jan 29th & I ended up getting induced after no sign of progress on 2/13. 15 days late!! Legally they had to induce. I always wonder how long she would've stayed in there. =/

I KNOW it's a drag. Sorry again girls Sad

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The sweep wasn't bad at all. No pain just discomfort. Im dialated to three though and if you aren't it may be more uncomfortable.

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Thanks for letting me know! If I'm not dilated to 3 by Thursday I just might cry anyway, haha