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JekkaLynn Due May 19; 17 kids; Ontario 282 posts
23rd May '13
Quoting Two Princesses:" Aww I feel for ya. I would be demanding one ASAP if it were me and I were over due with baby measuring ... [snip!] ... over due with baby measuring behind. I had an awful pregnancy where I was always puking and always constipated. Hang in there."


The problem is that the doctor's and nurse check and say he is measuring small but then when I go for ultrasounds they say he is big. I guess I am extremely open through my pelvic because baby just keeps getting lower every time they check me. Three times now they have explained my fundal height measurements going down by saying he has dropped. Silly me thought the baby only dropped once. My fluid levels are good and he s still showing growth from ultrasound to ultrasound so they are not wanting to induce yet.

Two Princesses 2 kids; Long Beach, CA, United States 7199 posts
23rd May '13
Quoting AshUHHleeee:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Two Princesses:</b>" Aww congrats! :) If you need any breast ... [snip!] ... getting irritated. And I just took Motrin. Hopefully going to get a little sleep since rylie is getting some screening done"



Tell your OB you need something a little stronger, at least while in the hospital. Something like low dose
vicodin.
It will pass, I promise. The contractions and soreness do ease off after about 3 or 4 days.
There is also cream you can get if they're chapped.
Avoid shields, they can actually block the flow of milk.
Here anytime if you need BF support.

Two Princesses 2 kids; Long Beach, CA, United States 7199 posts
23rd May '13
Quoting JekkaLynn:" The problem is that the doctor's and nurse check and say he is measuring small but then when I go for ... [snip!] ... My fluid levels are good and he s still showing growth from ultrasound to ultrasound so they are not wanting to induce yet."


Oh ok. This makes a lot more sense.
You could also be measuring small because not feeling well is causing you not to grow, while baby still is.
This happened to me. I measured 34 weeks at delivery at 39 but baby was 6 pounds 11 OZ. So nothing wrong.
Keeping you in my thoughts, please keep me updated.

lilmzzgreeneyez *NMOA* 21 kids; Sherwood, Arkansas 17987 posts
23rd May '13

So i went in to L&D Tuesday afternoon with contractions already. they were starting to get regular. I was a 6 when I checked in at 330ish. Waited around til about 530 when my doctor showed up and just broke my water (didn't even warn me! lol) I gave birth at 7:32pm Tuesday May 21, 2013. They immediately put her on my chest and I nursed her as soon as she was ready. They weighed her after that and she was 9 lbs even and 20 3/4 inches long. head and chest were 14 1/2 Lots of dark hair and her skin is pretty dark too. Perfectly healthy. I ended up with no stitches and felt really good right afterward. Came home last night after her 24 hours was up and all her stuff was good. Breastfeeding great. my nipples hurt but I was prepared for that. My older kids are all excited and happy but it is a little overwhelming. My mom got off work today and tomorrow and shes off the weekend and memorial day so hopefully that will help. my back has been really sore and of course my bottom is sore. cramping is pretty painful but I knew that would happen. I am getting some ibuprofen and Tylenol 3 in a while to help with it for a few days. (this really does get more painful with the more babies I have) anyway yea!! just thought I would update. I cant get pictures to upload otherwise I would put one.

lilmzzgreeneyez *NMOA* 21 kids; Sherwood, Arkansas 17987 posts
23rd May '13

congrats to everyone who had their babies since Tuesday too!!! lol

((-We Did It!-)) 1 child; 1 angel baby; Iowa 659 posts
23rd May '13
Quoting lilmzzgreeneyez *NMOA*:" So i went in to L&D Tuesday afternoon with contractions already. they were starting to get regular. ... [snip!] ... with the more babies I have) anyway yea!! just thought I would update. I cant get pictures to upload otherwise I would put one."


Congratulations! I LOVE hearing all of the May baby stories!

ivalilly 1 child; Kansas 603 posts
23rd May '13
Quoting lilmzzgreeneyez *NMOA*:" So i went in to L&D Tuesday afternoon with contractions already. they were starting to get regular. ... [snip!] ... with the more babies I have) anyway yea!! just thought I would update. I cant get pictures to upload otherwise I would put one."


That's so amazing! I'm so happy for you!! :) Glad you and baby are doing well!

ivalilly 1 child; Kansas 603 posts
23rd May '13

Went to the doctor. Still dilated to just 1 cm. :( I'm getting a sonogram done next week (40 weeks) to see how baby is doing. I really hope she comes soon. My cousin is home from the navy until the 4th of June and he really wants to meet her! I don't want to ask for an induction for that reason, though. That seems pretty selfish to me even though my friends say it's not. I just don't think I would feel right about it. She is moving around SO much tonight, though, it's ridiculous. And I have a strange urge to clean...hmm.. might mean something? I wish haha. I'm so excited that I know it will be soon, though!! :) So happy that the other May mamas are doing well! Just wanted to update you guys with my "fascinating" story lol.

AshUHHleeee 18 kids; Chesapeake, Virginia 7209 posts
23rd May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ivalilly:</b>" Went to the doctor. Still dilated to just 1 cm. :( I'm getting a sonogram done next week (40 weeks) to ... [snip!] ... though!! :) So happy that the other May mamas are doing well! Just wanted to update you guys with my "fascinating" story lol."</blockquote>




I hope some labor dust comes your way soon! I know it's discouraging to not be progressing, even though it really doesn't mean a whole lot! Today was my first day back home. My 3 year old is having a rough time. I'm trying to keep her involved and try and stay patient. She is so happy to be a big sister though. In wish I could get on a computer a post a picture of the new baby. I got the best hospital pic taken of her today! I'm so blessed!

ivalilly 1 child; Kansas 603 posts
23rd May '13
Quoting AshUHHleeee:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ivalilly:</b>" Went to the doctor. Still dilated to just 1 cm. ... [snip!] ... I could get on a computer a post a picture of the new baby. I got the best hospital pic taken of her today! I'm so blessed!"



I am so happy for you! That is amazing!:)



Thank you for labor dust. I need it lol. I just started tearing up because I will just feel so bad if my cousin doesn't get to meet her (I know I shouldn't..she will come on her own time) but I probably won't see him for another year or so, and it just makes me really emotional. I am so close with him, we were inseparable as kids and now I see him every year or every other year.

AshUHHleeee 18 kids; Chesapeake, Virginia 7209 posts
23rd May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ivalilly:</b>" I am so happy for you! That is amazing!:) Thank you for labor dust. I need it lol. I just started ... [snip!] ... me really emotional. I am so close with him, we were inseparable as kids and now I see him every year or every other year. "</blockquote>




I hope everything works out for you and she comes in time! ESP to her and let her know the deal haha

ivalilly 1 child; Kansas 603 posts
23rd May '13
Quoting AshUHHleeee:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ivalilly:</b>" I am so happy for you! That is amazing!:) ... [snip!] ... "</blockquote> I hope everything works out for you and she comes in time! ESP to her and let her know the deal haha"



I know, right?!



I am so glad you are doing well with BFing, by the way! I saw your other thread! Way to go :)

A&C +TWINS 4 kids; Nevada 7227 posts
23rd May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting AshUHHleeee:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Two Princesses:</b>" Aww congrats! :) If you need any breast ... [snip!] ... getting irritated. And I just took Motrin. Hopefully going to get a little sleep since rylie is getting some screening done"</blockquote>



It gets better I promise!!! I was having a lot of pain on my left side so I pumped it for a day and the next day it felt sooo much better. I use breast pads which help with my nipples getting too irritated from my bra but other than that, I haven't used anything on them.

JJ+Steven&David 2 kids; 1 angel baby; ., MO, United States 11160 posts
24th May '13

Sorry haven't posted in here in a long time, I am mostly in the fb group.



Congrats to those who have had their little ones and lots of easy labor dust for us still baking!



I went to my 39/40 week appt yesterday and am 1 cm and 80% effaced. Last week I was a fingertip and 80%. We set up an induction date for this Tuesday evening/night, looks like if he's not here before then, he'll be here by Wednesday. Which by the dd my Drs going with (lmp) I will be 41 weeks Wednesday and going by the dd I am going with (when I O'd) I will be 40 weeks 3 days.

Two Princesses 2 kids; Long Beach, CA, United States 7199 posts
24th May '13
Quoting ivalilly:" Went to the doctor. Still dilated to just 1 cm. :( I'm getting a sonogram done next week (40 weeks) to ... [snip!] ... though!! :) So happy that the other May mamas are doing well! Just wanted to update you guys with my "fascinating" story lol."



I don't think an induction is selfish if you go beyond your due date, especially since you're already dilated. Most OB's like to induce around 41 weeks anyway because the longer baby stays in after your due date, the higher the risk of still birth (according to my OB anyway).
Given that, you'd probably be scheduled to be induced around June 6 anyway.
Hope she comes on her own, though.
Note: it's common for first time mom's to go over due.