39 weeks 0 days
Still 1 cm dilated, although I have gone from "almost a cm" to "a good cm". Doc stripped my membranes, man alive that HURT!!!! I have been pretty crampy since. I'm having contractions, I think...it feels like menstrual cramps but with a lot of sharp pain in my lower back. They seem to be 30-60 seconds apart, but are irregular (anywhere from 30 min to 8 min apart). They are more intense than the BH contrax that I've been having.
My brother's birthday is tomorrow...who knows maybe he will be sharing his birthday after all! Now I'm just trying not to freak out about being a mom in a matter of days.
39 weeks 1 day
I lost my plug at about 3:30 am last night...the doctor said I would experience some spotting but this was a nice large glob of dark pink snot. (I sure know how to paint a pretty picture, don't I? ) I had a few more contractions this morning, then nada.
James spoke to his boss yesterday, and it looks like we are in a better situation financially, so I'm out of excuses.
Since I lost my plug and James spoke to his boss I have done a 180...I think I want this baby to come now after all! We tried some induction techniques tonight, just for fun. We did nipple stimulation, and it did cause contractions (painful enough that I went and hopped in the tub, then they went away...of course!). We also "DTD" (yikes, SO not fun at 39+ weeks), I don't think that helped much but DH was happy. I have been having contractions off and on for the last 4 hours or so...uncomfortable, but nothing I can't handle. I don't think I'm in real labour, but they say every contraction helps so I'll take what I can get! Tomorrow I'm going for a niiiiiiiiiiiiiice long walk, and I also read that swinging helps, so I'm going to try to find a playground, too.
It would be so lovely if this baby came this weekend; if not I've got another appointment on Tuesday and the doc will strip my membranes again. I'm hoping I won't be needing it.
39 weeks 4 days
ARGH! No baby yet!
So annoying...after my appointment on Wednesday so much was happening. By the time Friday rolled around I wasn't getting so much as a cramp! It seems so amount of walking or nipple twisting was going to get this kid going.
By the time DH got home from work on Friday I was feeling pretty depressed; after all that had been happening I was sure that this bubsie would be here right away. We decided to have a "date night"; I got semi dressed up, did my hair etc. That made me feel tons better. We had dinner...at the mall food court,(He wanted sushi, I wanted Arbys ) then saw a movie. It was SOOOOOOOOO nice to just get out of the house and think about something else. It made me feel a lot better.
Yesterday we ran a few errands and just hung out...I wasn't feeling too great, a little queasy at times and I napped for a good chunk of the evening. I get worn out so easy now! Bubsie was also shifting around in my pelvis, and hit quite a few nerves in the process. I at least hope that means he/she was shifting DOWN.
Getting my membranes stripped again on Tuesday; I'm hoping it will have the same effect. Only this time, DH and I are going to walk, walk, walk afterwards...I don't care how much it hurts!
I'll post again after my appointment, unless something happens between now and then. A few labour vibes, please!
40 weeks 1 day
My doc stripped my membranes again, as expected...I hadn't dilated any further. DH and I went for a walk after, and I was actually getting contractions 3 min apart! Then 5, then 7, then 10...then nothing.
I am insanely jealous of those on my March board who have already had their babies, many of them with due dates after my own. So far it looks like there are only a few of us who are actually overdue. I am so bored, and am struggling to keep myself occupied. Yesterday I went downtown and had lunch with my mom, and today I've got a friend coming over to hang out. DH is very busy at work and is gone from 7am-5:30 or 6pm...I miss him a lot.
On a more positive note, I have my next appointment on March 13 (Monday), and if I haven't gone by then I will be induced Tuesday or Wednesday. So, less than a week to go, at most. This doctor doesn't like to induce, and I don't really want to be induced, so I'm hoping my body figures out what it's supposed to do before then. Anytime now, baby!