Wamommy is this it? When Kiara was coming my contractions hurt mostly in my back and down just one side of bump. Praying baby is on his way!!!..they weren't continuous but maybe you ar further on? Get checked!..xx
Sierra - we are still not yet organized and we have been home two days! Lol. Only just bought breastfeeding bras and a changing mat yesterday after little miss peed and pooped through a towel on my bed! But she has my boobs and a lot of love and blankets so she will be fine
The most useful thin I have is a breastfeeding pillow that doubles as a bean bag chair for her. She sits on it a lot and has even slept in it in her cot last night. So comfy and supportive. She only woke to feed twice! Yaaaaaaaaay!
haha---thanks for the encouragement helena! I feel that I will be a bit unprepared, too---but glad to know it's perfectly okay and baby is content without all of the "stuff" in place! Glad to hear she slept so well last night!!!!
yes, wamommy---can't wait to hear if that was it for you!! Here's hoping you're snuggling a cute little baby right now (or shortly!)
Kellen---how'd your appointment go?
I have an appointment at 1p.m. today. . .I'm not expecting to hear anything different, but I told DH maybe she'll tell me I'm in labor somehow. . . lol I know I'm not, but dang, I wish it were true!
I keep having dreams about labor, the baby, and breastfeeding. Surprisingly in the dreams, labor isn't that bad, but the breastfeeding is a nightmare every time! I always seem to dream that I am fumbling with baby, a breast pump hanging off one side, baby crying and not latching on on the other side, and not having enough hands to make everything work! DH says I'm too worried about breastfeeding---I definitely think I have some irrational fears!
Helena - your little girl has the longest fingers. She is just gorgeous. And you can't beat kids for the off the wall comments they come up with. That is just awesome.
Wamommy - I hope that this is it for you and that the pain ends soon.
My appointment went well yesterday. DH's boss would not let him off so it was the first time I had to go by myself. Every single person in the office asked: "Where is your husband?" followed by: "Why are you in the afternoon? You always have morning appointments." Midwife was happy with everything. Baby is measuring 38 weeks with a HB of 155. She told me to begin taking a natural supplement called "W5" that is like a super version of EPO to start contractions and get my cervix ready. Her husband wanted to take her out of town for Valentine's Day, but she had him book the trip for 2/28 so that she can be the one to deliver our little girl.
The play last night was funny. However, the first act was painful. I kept having contractions on top of a full bladder that was being punched by a vengeful baby. The second act was better as she was kicking up instead of down on my bladder. We didn't get home until 11:20 and I pretty much fell into bed.
Had to take DH to work this morning because we are having severe thunder storms and tornado watches/warnings. I really didn't want him out on his motorcycle in 40 mph wind gusts. So it took me 2 hours to drive to work. By the time I arrived I needed to pee so badly I was practically willing to murder people to get to the bathroom. Of course when it rains people completely forget how to drive and there are a million accidents. But even though I didn't get here until 9:20 I will probably be leaving around 2:00 so that I can A) get DH from work and B) not fall asleep at my desk. I cannot wait for next week...
I told DH that we can start trying to jump start labor by DTD any time. His response: "My leave doesn't kick in until the 9th. We won't have sex until then. I don't want her coming when I have to work." My mom comes in on the 9th... great... awkward...
Kellen---glad your appointment went well! Hopefully the new supplement will work! My midwives are more of the "wait and see" type. . .they don't suggest anything to start labor! I have to do all of the research on my own, and I feel that I'm taking the EPO "behind their backs" because they haven't suggested it.
I'd tell DH that since dtd doesn't make labor happen immediately, he needs to start before the 9th! Or if your mum is there, try to figure out quiet ways to do it---or run the shower while you're doing it! Good luck with that one!!
My midwife is really cool. She asked me if I had started taking EPO, which I had, and if I had felt my contractions get any stronger. Honestly, I haven't. So she told me to head to the natural food store and pick up a bottle of W5, which has EPO and Black/Blue Cohosh which is supposed to be really good. We didn't have time yesterday, but I need to go grocery shopping anyways so I'll get some tonight.
It is too bad that your midwife isn't take a more proactive approach.
I think I'll send my mom to the grocery store when we need some privacy. She loves to shop for us... DH will just need to make it fast and snappy. Shouldn't be too hard since he hasn't been getting much lately...
Oh, and my MIL won't be able to make it to see us at all. Unfortunately my FIL was in a wreck yesterday. He drives a semi and hauls stuff for people. Well, a guy fell asleep at the wheel and hit my FIL's truck head-on. Thankfully neither one of them were seriously injured, but the truck is completely totaled. I'm sorry this happened, but it makes it easier for DH to accept the fact that his mom won't be here.
Just had my appointment. Again, as soon as she measures me, the midwife says---"wow! This is a good-sized baby!" She says he is really really long, and is guessing that he's EIGHT pounds already!! I requested that she check me even though they usually don't, so she did---I'm only 1 cm dilated, but 75% effaced and a really soft cervix. I know that doesn't mean anything, but you bet I'll be trying to dtd tonight to get this baby to come! 8 lbs scares me! If he comes at the regular time, he'll be huge!!
I'm beginning to think wamommy is either in labor or having her little one----I feel like she'd be on here by now!
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