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  #1  
December 5th, 2007, 03:50 AM
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How are you doing? How are you feeling? I've been stalking this board looking for updates, let us know how you are.
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December 5th, 2007, 12:27 PM
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same here!! i've been updating the page at least 5 times a day! lol! let us know!
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December 5th, 2007, 05:10 PM
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I know I don't post much, but I read the posts and I too have been wondering how you are doing?
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December 5th, 2007, 05:54 PM
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maybe she's been busy all day having a baby!!
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December 5th, 2007, 06:44 PM
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I've been thinking of you, too! I hope you're busy having a baby
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December 5th, 2007, 08:45 PM
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Keeping my fingers crossed that she's babymooning sweetly!
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December 6th, 2007, 03:55 AM
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I think she probably is... its not like her not to check in with this board.


Can't wait to hear from you!!

ok I take that back... she posted around midnight on the Mom of Girls board, and no mention of labor or baby.
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December 6th, 2007, 07:37 AM
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hmmmmm....hope to hear from you soon!!! with pics of a new baby!! :-D
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December 7th, 2007, 06:43 AM
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Sorry, ladies...still nothing to report. I'm feeling okay (except for it being wildly uncomfortable to stand, sit, lie down, drive and breathe), but emotionally...this waiting is hard. I've had a few really weepy days now, and that's harder to deal with than anything. I'm starting to feel like...I'm not even that excited about giving birth now, whereas I've been looking forward to this for SO long. And I've been just evil lately, so there's the mommy guilt to pile on top of the weepiness. *sigh* But it CAN'T be much longer now...my 'due date' was ten days ago.

I was supposed to see my midwives this morning, but we had to cancel because of weather. They said that IF the baby doesn't come this weekend, they'll come to me on Monday. I really, really, really hope she comes this weekend... I'll be 42 weeks on Tuesday if she's not here yet, and I'm just DONE.

I know a lot of you other mamas have gone this far (and farther) past your due dates - how did you cope, emotionally??
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December 7th, 2007, 07:45 AM
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((HUGS)) to you. I don't have any personal experience with going to 42 weeks, or that overdue, but I can say that emotionally the last couple weeks of pregnancy are so hard. You just get to a point when you are done with it, I always feel like I'm not being a good mom to my kids because I'm so darn uncomfortable, I'm snippy, and just emotionally drained. Ugh, I totally feel for you hun.

I'm sending you all the labor dust I can muster up! I do hope she comes this weekend!
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December 7th, 2007, 09:48 AM
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Hugs to you. I know it's hard. Just know that baby is getting strong so she can be ready for the hard work the two of you are about to do.

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December 7th, 2007, 10:22 AM
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I went to 42 weeks 2 days before I was finally induced (looking back I think I should have just kept waiting) and I know how hard it is to wait that long. I really started believing that my baby was NEVER going to be born; maybe that's what made him stay in so long! There really isn't anything I can say that will make you feel better, the only thing that will do that is going into labor. Try to keep busy, work on a hobby or a project, and I read the Bible a lot, particularly the Psalms, especially all the distressed-sounding ones!! That helped me.
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December 7th, 2007, 02:09 PM
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I know a lot of you other mamas have gone this far (and farther) past your due dates - how did you cope, emotionally??[/b]
No apologies mama, your right, waiting is hard! I think it is especially difficult because we have docs and midwives telling us all the time that pregnancy is only a 40 week thing, so we only prepare for that much time. I often tell my theory that it's like filling up your gas tank, if you only put in enough gas for a 400 mile trip but it turns out to be a 420 mile trip those last 20 miles are going to be stressful because you just don't know how you're going to make it.
Treat yourself like a queen right now, that's the best advice I can give you. When I was overdue I got massages nightly from DH, I took long relaxing baths (paying careful attention to water temperature of course), and I even got two professional massages with essential oils and acupressure to help with my stress levels and help bring on contractions.
You can do this, you're almost there!
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December 7th, 2007, 05:40 PM
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i'm sorry you are having a hard time. i've never gone over(but i've only had one child) so i don't have advice. i hope she decides its time to come out soon! keep us posted! we were all thinking you were laboring for 3 days! lol!
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December 7th, 2007, 09:54 PM
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I feel for you, the waiting is so hard! For me, it wasn't as hard emotionally until the day before I gave birth. I found that taking a bath or reading a good book helped to pass the time. My Mom was staying with us so that was helpful. I do remember that I spent a lot of time online those last few weeks because I had a hard time sleeping at night. I think what kept me going the most was daydreaming about having my homebirth. I spent a lot of time reading homebirth and natural birth stories. I found that having my midwife be so confident that I would go into labor on my own was a big support as well. Reid was born at 42w3d and was so healthy and perfect that it was worth all the waiting!

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