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Hopper Graphics 09-13-2007 04:34 AM

Leave. Me. Alone!!!
I'm 9 days past my EDD, and believe me...I've tried everything to get this baby out. My parents weren't supportive of a homebirth to begin with, but they came to "accept" it (for lack of a better word) from 38-40 weeks. Now, though, my mom is implying I should go get induced by a "real" health care professional, as being past my EDD just can't be good for the baby. I personally think the EDD is off by a week anyway. She won't come out and say anything, but she calls several times per day and asks "how are you feeling?!" and it ticks me off that if *I* call, she answers within the first 2 rings. I dread talking to her (but I know I have to if I don't want to be paid a visit in person where I can't hang up), because I know she's going to try and bash my MW (who I love!) in some form or fashion.

I've quit answering the phone. Even my best friend who has been so good up until this point is driving me crazy. She called yesterday morning, and I was still asleep, so I called her back after my appointment with my midwife, and she answered (immediately following ring #1) with "did you have her?!" So...not talking to her again until baby is out. My mom and my sister both griped at me for not answering my phone when others call (I answer for both of them), because now they get all the phone calls and *they* are irritated. I really couldn't give a flying **** (no, I didn't type what you think I did, but I wanted to).

My husband who has been by my side through all this is starting in on me. His co-workers are driving him up the wall and he doesn't want to go back without baby news. The other day, he said "so, are you going to get your membranes stripped this week or are you going to chicken out again? You really should have had her by now." Backstory, I was only 40 weeks and didn't think it was necessary at the time. Now he's saying if I don't have her soon, I'm going to need a c-section. WTF? I measured yesterday (41w1d) at 40 MW is not concerned, and neither am I.

Even online, people are being so inconsiderate and nosey/pushy (email, myspace, facebook, etc). I can't even come here to get away from everything that's going on IRL for the same crap happening. "Have you had her yet?" and "What's taking so long?"

I seriously thought today about who I could go and stay with who wouldn't treat me like a time bomb. When I realized the answer is "no one"...I seriously thought about going and getting a hotel room until the whole ordeal is over with, but I don't want a missing persons report filed, kwim?

I know I probably sound like a raving lunatic, and quite frankly...I am at this point.

I just want to be left alone!!!!!

EDIT to say that this thread would have better been titled "Wake me up when September ends", but I hate that song. lol.

FancifulFanny 09-13-2007 04:56 AM

Re: Leave. Me. Alone!!!
:hugs: :hugs: :hugs:

I remember that whole thing, the questions, etc. I am so sorry your mom isn't being supportive. Why do people forget so quickly what is it like to be that pregnant and that we have no control what so ever over when the baby decides to come. Do they really think you wouldn't call and let them know?

You're doing what's best for you and your child. Hang in there.

nacke 09-13-2007 05:57 AM

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Awwww! Big:hugs: mama! I know how the ppl around you can drive you nutso about this time in pregnancy! Everyone around you gets so anxious, but drives you nuts in the meantime :banghead: Try calling them, once, and explain to them you need "you" time, and will not be calling/answering the phone, until youve had the baby or until you are ready :goodvibes: Ask them to not come over, and not to call, and leave it at that. They should understand! She will come when you are both ready :goodvibes:

:hugs: :hugs:

bodiejake 09-13-2007 06:03 AM

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I was in the same boat as you. I was due on August 25 and DS finally arrived on 9/4. I was a complete NUT case by the time I had him. I was miserable and so tired of people asking, "when are you going to have that baby?" Like I was just sittting around holding him in to extend my misery for the fun of it. :hugs: to you.

I would tell everyone, don't call me, don't ask about the baby.........I will call you when she is here.

Now as far as your DH goes, tell him that unless he would like to have some internal parts on him stripped, he needs to back off and leave you alone!! I think that last week I was prego, my DH hid in the closet and didn't even try to talk to me!! :laugh:

totallymymakings 09-13-2007 06:04 AM

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:hugs: :hugs: :hugs: :hugs: Momma I am not due until sometime Nov Dec and I too an having a MW birth. My is being pretty good about it but my father is being a jackbutt(short for other words OY) Just cause we moved my due date up a month he doesnt feel she knows what she is doing. I have stopped taking his calls LMAO just for him to call my mom(his ex) and my sis to have me call him

More:hugs: :hugs: :hugs: :hugs: :hugs: sending your some labor vibes and a eviction note for your lil belly bean

MatildasMum 09-13-2007 06:37 AM

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My baby was 10 days late. I know EXACTLY what you're going through. NO! I did NOT want to induce. My baby will come when she wants to.

It will all be over soon, sweet pea! :hugs:

Mirasmom 09-13-2007 06:42 AM

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I was late too momma- not that late, but I was still a nut case! She'll come out when she's good and ready to come out- you know that. Stick to your guns and do what you've planned. Your mw will tell you what you need to know. Of course, everyone is anxious to see her- as are you. I know in my case- NO signs, just a huge gush of water one day- so you never know. Try to stay busy and AWAY from ppl you know :hugs: We're all thinking of you :hugs:

Monkeytaylz 09-13-2007 06:51 AM

Re: Leave. Me. Alone!!!
As long as you and the baby are healthy and doing well, there should be no reason to induce. Having an induction is not fun! My easiest birth was my 2nd induction, no drugs, and she weighed 9lb 1 oz! hang in there and your sweet babe will be in your arms soon!

fallon 09-13-2007 07:05 AM

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I'm sorry hun, I was 2 weeks late with my dd, and I was a reck!! it was the worst. my son was right on time but even than I was ready long before it was over. Hang in there, it'll be over soon.

luv2recycle 09-13-2007 07:05 AM

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:hugs: :hugs: :hugs: :hugs: :hugs: :hugs: :hugs:

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