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post #141 of 173
After losing a ton of mucous at 35 weeks and then nothing until this morning, I wiped a bit away earlier. I'm 39 weeks tomorrow. Tomorrow is also hubby's birthday. I'm hoping to wait until the 23rd to have her because 3 of our 4 were born on the 23rd of their month. I would be 40+1. Pretty different from wanting to stay in now that we are so close to "due date" when I was dealing with preterm issues and expecting her to come and she didn't. Last pregnancy I lost the plug the day before DS2 birth though.
I haven't had a prenatal appt since 36 weeks-was at 2cm and 40%effaced-because we lost our health insurance, so I don't know where I'm at but I don't care anyway, it's not going to tell me when I'll go into labor.
Other symptoms-bh's, having to pee more often especially at night when I drink more water, after emptying my bladder having to drink more water otherwise it feels horrible when her head rubs up against my bones like there is no water bag there to protect her-ouch, very painful, feet swelling up alot-usually they don't hurt and go back to normal by morning but last night it hurt so much to walk and were still a little swollen when I woke up. Need to stay off my feet until tonight so I can go up to the farm and clean out the chicken coop. Other then that doing pretty good.
post #142 of 173
I have bloody show this morning too!! wohoo!!! Birth is just around the corner!! yay, finally!!!!

Oh yeah, and i let my laundry and vaccuming go too!! hehe Now I am playing catch up!!
post #143 of 173
Congrats, Melissa!! Hope to be reading your birth story soon!

I had some brownish-tinged mucus yesterday and several VERY large chunks last night... how much is IN there?? LOL I know it can regenerate, but this is a LOT of mucus chunkage in a short amount of time... Nothing else to even hint that labor will be coming soon. EDD is tomorrow. *sigh*

In related news, my DD2 turns 6 today! With her, I was 41+1, went to bed at midnight a little peeved that I was still pregnant. At 1:35 AM, I woke up and had to get out of bed because I was having a contraction that was so intense I felt the need to be on hands and knees. The ctx came every 5 minutes; within a hour I had woken up DH, called my sister to meet us at the hospital to get DD1, gotten DD1 and myself dressed, called the midwives. Got to the hospital around 3-ish, checked at 3:15--I was 3 cm and they told me I could stay or go back home. I decided to stay because it was very intense. Worked through each intense ctx till 4:30 AM when I told my DH I would DIE if I didn't get some drugs!! MW came in to check me to "see if I was dilated enough now for the epidural" and I was 9.5 cm. My bag of waters was bulging on both sides of my cervix, keeping me from dilating anymore and she asked what I wanted to do. I still briefly considered the epidural! LOL! I told her to break the bag and she did, then went into the hall to gather the birthing supplies. I started YELLING that I needed to push and she ran back in, grabbed some gloves from the box on the wall, washed her hands and said "Go ahead!". She sat down at the end of my bed just in time to catch my girl; she shot out all at once on the very first push!!
I can't say I wasn't hoping for a repeat performance last night/this morning, but, alas, I am still pregnant with this little guy! I really hope I don't make it to 41+1 again, but I wouldn't mind another short labor!
post #144 of 173
We've stopped again...30 hours of constant cramps that got up to 7-10 mins apart after the first day...had some that doubled me over or would wake me...constant back cramps...today nothing...I feel so pain free this morning and GREAT. So the boys and I are heading out to a Museum this morning and a park to play for awhile...The goal is to walk walk walk.
post #145 of 173
Well, I had the pink spotting for a couple of hours and then it went away. Nothing else has happened.

Today is my EDD, and yesterday was my last day at work. During this time I will enjoy resting and relaxing before our baby girl comes along...
post #146 of 173
KSdoulamama - Same boat exactly Today is my due date, I had bloody show this morning for an hour or two and I got a excited only for that to be the most eventful thing of the day!
post #147 of 173
Today is my b-day and tomorrow is my due date. But....Absolutely NOTHING going on labor-wise. No mucus, no show, no Bh, no ctx, no twinges. I feel great: lots of energy, no real complaints of major pain other than the usual end of pregnancy uncomfies. My mood bounces around a lot, and of course peeing all the time, but that's typical. Looks like this is going to be my first girl that is going to be be born on her EDD (which I kinda doubt), or late (looks more and more like that's how things are gonna be). Im only abut 1 1/2cm, cervix still posterior and baby girl's head is still high. Im a bit frustrated, but Ive gone 3 days late, 8days late, and 15days late with my 3 of my 4 boys, so if she stays in I will do my best to hold onto my zen. Maybe I will take a scrounge around in the medicine cabinet b4 bed and see if I have any EPO left over from my last late baby. Heck, can't hurt to try...
Going to enjoy some chocolate cake with caramel frosting and mini snickers bars that Dh and the kiddos made me and just try to relax and enjoy my day. Hope to have more encouraging signs soon. Hang in there everyone still waiting!!
post #148 of 173
Happy (belated) bday, sweet tart! It was my DD2's birthday, too. Today is my EDD, so it's yours, too. Hope you enjoyed your cake; it sounds absolutely DIVINE!!

I am wondering about this little guy. I'm up WAY too early; SO not a morning person, rarely up before 8 unless the kids are, and I got up this morning at 5. Feeling a little crampy, but nothing to get worked up over. I've never had a baby on my EDD, so that would be cool/weird/new. All my girls were late, my son was early due to pre-e, so I'm wondering what this new guy is up to in there. Hubby working nights all weekend has had me quite anxious, especially sitting here at 3+ cm... I've never been more than 1 cm before labor started and generally go from 3 to delivered in about 2-3 hours, but I've done it in as little as 1.5 hrs...
The plan is for church this morning, maybe a cookout this afternoon (if I feel like it, I've been swelling so much lately, afternoons are not so comfortable with temps in the high 90s), church this evening... maybe some labor and a baby sometime?? Ha. One can hope!
post #149 of 173
I am still 12 days away from my due date. In the last couple of days I have gone from feeling quite good to feeling very slow and having a lot of pain in my pubic bone and inner hips. I have a feeling the baby has gone a bit lower into my pelvis.

I have also had a real urge to clean and get everything super organized.

Baby was LOA at my last chiro appointment. My cervix is still really high, barely reachable. When I do reach it it is really soft and more then a finger tip open. I have a lot of milky white discharge (I thought it was supposed to be egg white?!).

Tons more braxton-hicks, especially when DD is nursing. They can be more crampy then the typical tightening.

Ideally baby won't come until my due date, but feeling so uncomfortable is making me hope she shows up earlier!
post #150 of 173
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Originally Posted by Shannie77 View Post
I am still 12 days away from my due date. In the last couple of days I have gone from feeling quite good to feeling very slow and having a lot of pain in my pubic bone and inner hips. I have a feeling the baby has gone a bit lower into my pelvis.


Ideally baby won't come until my due date, but feeling so uncomfortable is making me hope she shows up earlier!

Yeah this. We are due at the same time and this is the first of my three pregnancies that I am truly this miserable at the end. Back hurts, everything is a struggle. I never hit this point with the other two. I am TRYING to stay zen, but it isn't working. I want her to come when she is ready. I just hope she is ready ANY DAY, lol.


I have had tons of chunks of mucus plug (add me to that list of people posting: How big is that sucker!?), had a crud load of contrax until yesterday, now yesterday and today Notta. I have slept well the last couple nights which is a nice break.

My first came at 40w, my second at 39w, so being 38w now, I really hope she comes in the next few days.

REALLY hoping this drive over an hour away with my fam today to sit at a ball game in the rain will convince her to make a break for it, lol. At this point I would rather have her a professional baseball game or on the side of the interstate than be pregnant a bunch longer.
post #151 of 173
Woke up at 4:45 am to some pretty convincing cramping/contractions. Thought maybe this was the beginning. Went back to sleep and they went away. Got up at 7:30 to pee, found a big wet spot in my undies. Thought maybe I was leaking amniotic fluid. Spot smelled like pee. I guess the baby nudged me in the bladder a little too hard while I was sleeping or something. Gross!

Pregnancy is so weird.
post #152 of 173
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Originally Posted by KSDoulaMama View Post
Woke up at 4:45 am to some pretty convincing cramping/contractions. Thought maybe this was the beginning. Went back to sleep and they went away. Got up at 7:30 to pee, found a big wet spot in my undies. Thought maybe I was leaking amniotic fluid. Spot smelled like pee. I guess the baby nudged me in the bladder a little too hard while I was sleeping or something. Gross!

Pregnancy is so weird.
LOL! After getting to the end of my 3rd pregnancy here, this morning was my very first ever sneeze/pee episode. Blech.

I remember with DD2, I was so done, hadn't slept in a week, and at 2am I rolled over and realized there was a wet spot. I smacked DH and muttered "either my water broke or I wet the bed and either way I am going back to sleep until something forces me to deal with one or the other" lol.
post #153 of 173
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Originally Posted by KSDoulaMama View Post
Woke up at 4:45 am to some pretty convincing cramping/contractions. Thought maybe this was the beginning. Went back to sleep and they went away. Got up at 7:30 to pee, found a big wet spot in my undies. Thought maybe I was leaking amniotic fluid. Spot smelled like pee. I guess the baby nudged me in the bladder a little too hard while I was sleeping or something. Gross!

Pregnancy is so weird.
This happened to me this morning!! At 5:45am. I seriously thought, "this is it, I'm cramping and contracting". Yeah, went pee, went back to bed and now nothing..little bit of cramping..and some more bloody show..I had bloody show Friday, had good contractions all day. Petered out at bedtime. Lossed chunks of plug yesterday and now more bloody show today. Where the heck is this baby?? Taking its sweet time I guess.

My cervix is very soft. Still interior tho, so hard to reach and I would guess 1-2 cm dialated.

Bleh, so tired of the on and off braxton hicks getting my hopes up. I totally ignored them yesterday. same old story.
post #154 of 173
I've been leaking SOMETHING all day which leads me to believe that perhaps it IS amniotic fluid and I just thought it smelled like pee? Little dribbles here and there, and I haven't had any pregnancy-related incontinence before. Also, I had a major bowel clean-out about an hour ago... I think my body just moves in baby steps.
post #155 of 173
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Happy (belated) bday, sweet tart! It was my DD2's birthday, too. Today is my EDD, so it's yours, too. Hope you enjoyed your cake; it sounds absolutely DIVINE!!!
TY And Happy Belated B-day to your DD! Hope hers was wonderful. Yes, the cake was superb.... even too sweet, but that didnt stop me! Lol.

Today is the big "due date" and still a big fat nothin'. I looked for some EPO last night and didnt have any so took 4 of the 6 kids with me to the grocery store today and picked up a bottle. Made sure I lifted the 50lb bag of dog food into the truck and carried it into the house along with the 20lbs of cat food. Of course that did squat. Took my oldest DS to the pet store to buy food for the turtle and carried my 16mo old DS the whole time (up 2 flights of stairs and back down) and that also did nada. This will be the first girl that has decided to come late, and I am super frustrated. I still feel fine, great in fact, and there is just nothing going on to even give me a hint that labor might be around the corner. DH has been more than accomodating of my "requests", my house is clean top to bottom every day, I go for a long walk every evening after dinner and I check my cervix (with more and more "insistence" every day in the shower. About the only thing Ive noticed is that it has come forward a bit (and only a bit), is very mushy , I can extract some stringy mucus after a check, and Im maybe 2cm tops. Still no Bh's/twinges/ctx. Trying to be patient, I know she will arrive when the time is right but I'M ready NOW!!!e Grrr.. Back to the waiting couch with a rather pouty face.
post #156 of 173
Add me to the list of people who woke up at 0530 yesterday morning to pee and had a wet patch. How bizzare is this? I had crampy lower abdo/back pain (not contractions) until lunchtime and some Braxton Hicks with back pain then nothing. And no more fluid loss.

Decided to go and visit the midwives as I was a bit worried that my waters had broken and I wanted to know. So we went in after dinner and the midwife did a speculum - no fluid. Not a surprise but a bit disappointing. As I was 41+3 she offered me a strip and stretch which I said yes to. Unfortunately my cervix is so closed she could not even get one finger in the external os. So, lots of cervical stimulation but, no strip and stretch. When we got home I had quite a few more BH + back pain (and I was starving!) but nothing overnight or this morning except a bit of cervical pain.

We have an appointment with the obstetricians this afternoon so I will ask them to try another s&s.

Very disappointed about the way things are [not] progessing around here.
post #157 of 173
Is the desire to destroy in a firey rage, every human I come in contact with, a labor symptom? Because if this is going to be awhile longer, I need to either send my children away (and husband, parents, people at the grocery store, people in cars around me, dude directing traffic at ball game, idiot sitting behind us at ball game, idiot sitting next to us at ball game, and every other person in a 3 mile radius of my life today). I am not just grumpy, but purely angry. And at nothing really. Angry. Bitter. I pray for sleep to come swiftly tonight, for my whole house.
post #158 of 173
Still leaking fluid.
Now having some pink spotting getting darker over the past hour.
Contractions every 5 minutes all evening, starting to become sharper and more defined.

Wife has insisted on putting the plastic sheets on the bed and the midwife might start driving soon. (She comes from 4 hours away.)

This might actually be it! I'm going put on some hypnosis and go to bed. We'll see what happens.
post #159 of 173
I just found out my primary midwife might not be able to attend my birth. She is away a few days before and after my EDD. I feel really sad about this because I really have a better rapport with her... although everyone raves about my backup.

I wasn't going to let her check me, but after she told me the bad news I let her. Apparently I am just 1cm and she can stretch me to 1.5. It is also posterior, which I already knew... but hard which I am confused about since when I have felt it it feels softer then it ever is when I am not pregnant?! I let her do a stretch and sweep, thinking I might regret declining it if I go past May 25. It was horribly painful, and since then I haven't had any increase in anything.

Anyways overall I am having a lot of BH and the babies head isn't moveable, although she didn't say it was engaged. Baby is in a good position too.

I feel pretty discouraged after this appointment. And at the moment with SO many things all needing to get done at the end of the month I am feeling like there is no good time to go into labour (we are closing one house, doing a home reno, need to update health card and drivers license, see our lawyer, real estate agent... UGH)
post #160 of 173
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Originally Posted by Shannie77 View Post
I just found out my primary midwife might not be able to attend my birth. She is away a few days before and after my EDD. I feel really sad about this because I really have a better rapport with her... although everyone raves about my backup.

I wasn't going to let her check me, but after she told me the bad news I let her. Apparently I am just 1cm and she can stretch me to 1.5. It is also posterior, which I already knew... but hard which I am confused about since when I have felt it it feels softer then it ever is when I am not pregnant?! I let her do a stretch and sweep, thinking I might regret declining it if I go past May 25. It was horribly painful, and since then I haven't had any increase in anything.

Anyways overall I am having a lot of BH and the babies head isn't moveable, although she didn't say it was engaged. Baby is in a good position too.

I feel pretty discouraged after this appointment. And at the moment with SO many things all needing to get done at the end of the month I am feeling like there is no good time to go into labour (we are closing one house, doing a home reno, need to update health card and drivers license, see our lawyer, real estate agent... UGH)
I'm bitter with you. Cept I get to wait until my appt tomorrow to be truly discouraged. If it makes you feel any better, I had an appt the day before DD1 came and was not dilated worth a crap and didn't have any signs. Then woke up the next day in labor. I almost thing this is better that walking around for a month at 3-4cm and the baby's head near falling out, thinking it could be anytime and then it isn't.

Or maybe we are all just crazy at this point????
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