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post #161 of 173
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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.
Can't wait to hear an update, good luck mama!!!
post #162 of 173
I am 40+1 today and right there with wanting to kill every human I lay eyes on: DH, kids, store clerks, mail-man, anyone that breathes wrong!!

I am either in a red rage, or black depression. I can not ever remember feeling this way with any of the other 6 kids. I have no signs that I can expect a baby soon. I either am crying for no reason, or biting someones head off for no reason. I am beginning to think if I ever do have this baby, that she will be born in an insane asylum. Surely DH and the kids are ready to have me committed at this point.

If I am lucky I think I may be 2cm's tops, still posterior, LO is not engaged (not that I would really expect that with her being my 7th). No BH's, no ctx, nary a twinge in spite of my frantic OCD cleaning, walking, lugging around a very clingy 16mos DS.

So sorry to be so doom and gloom. I am normally very upbeat and zen. I think maybe I have been possessed by the spirit of a madwoman or something. Well, Wed I have an appt with my MW (who is finally back from her maternity leave) and I am going to request a sretch and sweep, I figure it cant hurt anything. Ive been doing internal EPO and night and oral during the day, so maybe that has ripened things a bit. We shall see. Until then I will keep on hanging on. Hope all us mamas-in-waiting have some more birth stories soon.
post #163 of 173
Right here with ya, Sweet tart. 40+1. Having my nightly contraction-fest as we speak. Hoping against hope this goes somewhere this time! My next appt is Wed, too, and I SO hope I don't make it to that one!
I requested a stretch and sweep last Thurs since my fave OB was on call ALL weekend... nada. Had decent ctx all afternoon that day, followed by my nightly ctx-fest, but... well, I'm still pregnant! My OB is awesome, she told me to go ahead and try another stretch and sweep myself on Thurs evening if nothing was picking up... but, alas, I can't reach far enough to get my fingers into my cervix. I can feel the os, tell that I'm still abt 3.5 cm, but can't get any farther than that...
post #164 of 173
Well, 4 full days of bloody show and still not in active labor. I have had contractions all day today 5-7 min apart. They are sharp and down low but true labor is NOT kicking in. ugh, this is sooooo frustrating!!
post #165 of 173
Hang in there ladies! I swear, our anxiety is all about the "due date" which is truly an estimation, at best!

If it became normal in the World of Obstetrics (and ACOG!) to make the due date 2 or 3 weeks later than it currently is, I think we'd have a lot more healthy babies not pulled out for being "past due" and a lot more happy mamas who wouldn't be all fretting about being "late".

I know how hard it is to wait -- it's the height of annoyance. The babies WILL come out.

(((((hugs to all))))
post #166 of 173
I am feeling very crampy and had really strong and painful BH while DD was nursing this morning. Part of me is so excited that my baby will be in my arms soon... then again I am like "ARRGHHH" I still have so much to do!!
post #167 of 173
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I am feeling very crampy and had really strong and painful BH while DD was nursing this morning. Part of me is so excited that my baby will be in my arms soon... then again I am like "ARRGHHH" I still have so much to do!!
I ping pong between HURRY BABY and NOT READY!! I think it is part of the pregnant crazy. And the fact that after one kiddo you realize you are NEVER really ready.
post #168 of 173
tons of cramps tonight that are hurting down low but making my entire stomach hard...I feel confused as to whats going on...trying to just ride them out...they're about 7 to 10 mins apart the last couple hours now....we're due tomorrow...have our 40w appt at the MW...so we'll see.

the house has fallen apart almost so it figures I would have her soon right?
post #169 of 173
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I ping pong between HURRY BABY and NOT READY!! I think it is part of the pregnant crazy. And the fact that after one kiddo you realize you are NEVER really ready.
Right now I so torn... if baby holds off until next week it means i can peacefully watch the LOST season finale! On the other hand I am getting more and more uncomfortable. I am sure I will pregnant FOREVER at this point.
post #170 of 173
I'm 38+4 today. I've been feeling like I need to hoist my belly up to carry it with me for a while, which I'm sure is just a late pregnancy feeling. For the past few days, my ladybits feel sore when I sit to go to the bathroom, like there's something weighing on them.

This morning I woke up with grumbly low back pain. I haven't had any kind of show or anything, but I also have very mild low cramping in the front.

I'm not due until the 30th. I know it doesn't matter because he'll come when he feels like it. But I think these kinds of things could go on for days. We'll see. I'd like it if he stuck around until at least tomorrow for a gemini baby.

I'm sure it will still be a bit, as I'm just really aware of things going on with my body. Although, I'm a little nervous because I have a really high tolerance for pain, and I hope I know when it's the real thing. I've had BH but they don't hurt at all, just tightening.
post #171 of 173
Is a weird sleep spurt a symptom?

I have not been able to sleep more than an hour or two at night, and have NEVER been able to sleep during the day, even if insanely sleep deprived.

I slept straight through the night last night with the exception of one pee break. Then FIL took DD2 this morning for a couple hours, I sat in the chair and fell asleep for 2 hours! She came home at noon, I laid down with her at 1pm to get her to sleep and crashed hard from 1-3:30pm again!!

Either I was wayyyyy more tired than I thought I was, or my body is fueling up. Other than that, I have actually had my first two contraction free days the last couple days. Had finicky bowels the last couple days but they are finicky in general, so who knows.
post #172 of 173
I lost a big glob of my mucus plug today!! With DD I didn't notice any of it ever, or any blood show...ever. I just started having contractions, and my water was broken when I was about 8cm. I am also having a bit of the runs since yesterday.

I know it doesn't mean anything but for me it does make things feel closer. I do feel a HUGE desire to get everything organized for tomorrow. With DD that happened and I started having contractions that night and had her two days later. If I have this baby by Monday at the latest I get my primary midwife which I would really like.
post #173 of 173
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I lost a big glob of my mucus plug today!! With DD I didn't notice any of it ever, or any blood show...ever. I just started having contractions, and my water was broken when I was about 8cm.

I know it doesn't mean anything but for me it does make things feel closer. I do feel a HUGE desire to get everything organized for tomorrow. With DD that happened and I started having contractions that night and had her two days later. If I have this baby by Monday at the latest I get my primary midwife which I would really like.
OOOOOO, good luck!

I have resigned myself to the fact that this baby won't be here till next week. Oh well. I have crossed over to Totally Defeated, lol.

I hope she comes asap for you!!
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