25 November 2011


I know I’ve been bad about updating my blog this week but I’ve been so overwhelmed and stressed with work that I haven’t found time and when I do have time I don’t feel like it. Right now I'm lying on the bed on my side with one hand under my head and typing with the other while taking breaks to stare off between sentences like a good crazy person does. I feel completely drained. I’m so tired and don’t feel motivated to do much of anything. I’ve been a little more emotional than usual too and I don’t really know why. I absolutely, one hundred percent feel like I'll have to be induced and won't go into labor on my own and think this is contributing to feeling down. My doctor said they won't let me go past 41 weeks and 6 days. That seems like forever and I really don't want this. She also said that if I want them to, they'll strip my membrane next Monday. I've heard mixed opinions on how painful this is and am not sure how effective it is. I've read people saying they went into labor shortly after but everyone I know found it useless. I'm wondering if anyone had a successful experience with it? I've decided I'm going to work my regular hours next week even though I am so tired and work has been a bitch. Maybe keeping active and busy will make the time pass a little quicker (or make it that much more daunting) and if she does come then labor is always a good excuse to leave early. I hope everyone had a great holiday and I will catch up on my regular reads eventually.

10 Thoughts :

Marjorie November 25, 2011 at 6:25 PM  

You know I was crazy emotional right before I had Evie (I'm not an emotional person at all). Maybe soon? I think 90% of women have babies on their own before 42 wks, so try not to stress too much.

brit November 25, 2011 at 9:30 PM  

I had my membranes stripped about a week before I went into labor. So for me it wasn't successful. Torin came at 40 weeks & 4 days.

Sarah November 26, 2011 at 3:19 AM  

Those last few weeks can feel like a literal eternity. I remember, especially with my first, just sitting around and crying for the last week because I was sooooo ready for him to come, both because I wanted to have him in my arms but also because I felt miserable and exhausted and had pretty much nothing useful to do but sit around and wait. I have no experience with having my membranes stripped, but I hope you can get some rest and the days pass quickly until she (or the doctor) decides its time to come. I'm so excited for you...even though it might seem like forever, you really are almost done and she will be here very soon!

Shannon November 26, 2011 at 9:44 AM  

Aw, what a good crazy person!

You should just use the phrase, "Oh no! I'm going into labor!" for every situation. Pam did that on The Office last week and it was hilarious! Random person boring you with convo? OH NO! I'm going into labor! [exit quickly]....want to get out of paying for dinner? OH NO! I'm going into labor!

I think you can milk these last few days for all they're worth! :) Hope you feel more energetic!

Shannon November 26, 2011 at 4:00 PM  

I think everything you are feeling is completely normal. Hang in there. And hopefully your little sweet pea will be here before 42 weeks.

Playoutsidegal November 26, 2011 at 9:57 PM  

The last bit is tiring. If you feel tired, rest. Sleep will be in short supply in not too long. Am hoping baby comes soon!!!

My Dr offered to strip my membranes and all the stuff I read was inconclusive so given that there's not much chance it'll help, it's uncomfortable and I was already so uncomfortable, I decided it wasn't worth the trouble. Baby will come when she's good and ready. : ) You honestly will forget all of the aches and pains when you're holding her in your arms.

Cameron Morrison November 26, 2011 at 11:02 PM  

I don't have any experience with the whole membrane stripping thing but I've also heard mixed results. Hopefully it will work (and not be painful). My thoughts are with you. Baby will be here soon!!!

LOVE MELISSA:) November 26, 2011 at 11:39 PM  

I had my membranes stripped at 4 o'clock pm on a wen. It did hurt, I am not going to lie. I went into labor 6 hours later and H was born on a thur. You are getting so close! I am so excited for you!

Caiti November 27, 2011 at 11:10 AM  

You are almost there! You will be holding your baby girl before you know it.

marie November 27, 2011 at 5:21 PM  

Don't get down now, so many wonderful and exciting things are coming your way very soon. Savor them because although heinously painful, the experience is as magical as they come.