Post by ourcrazynavylife on Apr 9, 2017 19:05:53 GMT -5
Fuck. I'm having a rough day. I'm so done being pregnant. My ribs are killing me and are just impeding my drive to get shit done. I just keep reminding myself the end is near. But dang I'm in a bad mood today.
Stretch and sweep this morning went well. Wasn't nearly as painful as my first with DS1. I'm about 2cm dilated.
40+1 today and appointment in 4 hours. Having the world's mildest contractions. Still debating whether to go for a sweep or refuse the check like usual. My mom is flying in tonight to be here for the toddler, and my ob sort of wanted to do a check for station two weeks ago when my fundal height dropped to 33 so leaning towards yes, I guess, but I really like quick pants on appointments.
We've been placed on baby watch. If nothing happens in the next week, sweep and strip on Monday at 38+1. Seeing as I'm not allowed to go past due this time around, I opted for a check today and was quite surprised these contractions are actually doing things. Baby is super low, too. Granted, I fully expect to show up still pregnant next week because I walked around this far dilated for weeks with DS1
Post by ThankfulSnail on Apr 10, 2017 11:33:36 GMT -5
My boss just notified us that she's out today with a family emergency, and from the sounds of it, I'm betting she'll be out tomorrow, too. She said on the call she's been praying I don't have the baby until she's back, so now I'm feeling so under pressure. As much as I wanted this baby to come this week, I really hope baby holds on until she can come back to work so I don't leave my department half-staffed. This is so stressful!
DD is at the ILs for the week while daycare is closed. I cried dropping her off last night, I feel so bad I couldn't take the time off to care for her. Our house feels so empty and quiet without her.
Post by ThankfulSnail on Apr 10, 2017 13:48:18 GMT -5
Sorry you're going over, heisenberg. I will have my mind completely blown if I go over, too.
I started labor with DD at 1 AM 38w6d; I'm 38w5d today, so if I'm not in labor yet when I wake up tomorrow I'm going to be feeling really weird. I was trying to be realistic and look at the big picture of when baby could come, but I was deep down really expecting this baby to come earlier.
Post by ThankfulSnail on Apr 10, 2017 15:09:17 GMT -5
I got DH to agree to a new girl's middle name over this weekend and I'm feeling much more excited about naming the baby if it's a girl, but also much less decided, haha. If baby is a girl, her middle name will be Ma.rie. We're now between the following for serious consideration:
DH is pretty sure he wants the first name on the list, but I just can't decide! I love them all! It's hard being done, why can't I have 6 more baby girls so I can name them all? Oh, and 2 boys because there are 2 names on that list I adore, too!
Post by ourcrazynavylife on Apr 10, 2017 15:17:36 GMT -5
ThankfulSnail my favs would be Anni.ka and Wr.en I personally like when the first and middle names are different number of syllables. But honestly those are all great names. Not a huge fan of either of the C names due to the repetitive R sound with the middle name.
ThankfulSnail--the top of your list is my daughter's exact name! We have never for a second regretted it. I am Swedish on my mom's side and we thought It might be a little out there for people. But the response has been universally positive--without a second of hesitation or head scratching people say "oh what a beautiful name!"
We sometimes call her Ani as a nickname and she calls herself that which is really adorable.
I guess I will leap back in after being silent for months. Like heisenberg I am now past due (April 10). I was only 1/2 cm dilated yesterday at my appointment--I have been hovering there for 3 uncomfortable weeks now since this baby dropped. My daughter was a few days early so I never even anticipated going past my due date!
Are you trying anything heisenberg? I got some raspberry leaf tea and am walking my dog through the hills and today may do some yard work.
Hang in there, ladies! Going past due is such a mindfuck, but there is an end in sight.
PSA with a slight TMI- if you are using EPO vaginally, using a tampax pearl tampon applicator works really well... don't do the compact though because the pill may slide down the opening of the applicator.. not that I would have had that happen or anything 😅
Post by ThankfulSnail on Apr 11, 2017 10:00:27 GMT -5
I am here and not yet in labor! My boss hasn't returned yet from her family emergency and might today, but not sure. I'm hoping everything is OK, she can come back tomorrow, and hopefully this baby will come before the week is over while DD is at the ILs. This still doesn't feel real!
Post by ThankfulSnail on Apr 11, 2017 10:30:31 GMT -5
I feel like once a week appointments at the OB aren't enough for me right now. I want to go like... daily and find out where we are. I realize that's totally unnecessary but it just feels like it's been forever and I still don't go until tomorrow!
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