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post #21 of 171
I'm ready for baby to come!!

Last night I had fairly regular BH contractions (like 5 in an hour). Unfortunately, they didn't hurt and didn't mess with my back so I KNOW that they weren't real contractions, but they did take my breath away! It feels like they constrict my lung capacity when my uterus gets hard.

So DH and I have been walking nightly (with our who is loving it)... he's such a good sport, I made him walk twice as long as we usually do with the doggy. Then I made him help me as I squatted for awhile to encourage the baby down farther! That's what started all my BH! And then they kept me up forever so I couldn't sleep... guess they get the last laugh?

About to go to Target to pick up a nursing bra or tank so that I can actually pack the hospital bag... and hoping that more walking will do SOMETHING!

Other symptoms: menstrual type cramping, shooting pains in cervix, sore thighs, sore pelvic bone, and weird discharge. TMI: When I went fishing up there last night, came out with little white specks???

DH says its too weird to have sex when the baby's head is right there. Hoping to convince him otherwise tonight.
post #22 of 171
Yesterday/last night was a total let down! My grandparents arrived around dinner time (they're here to care for DS, yay). We went out to eat and as soon as we were done I got in the car and started cramping, and cramping hard. I told DH I couldn't drive so we had to switch out. Things petered off within 2 hours though and I had hardly anything at all for the rest of the night. Today has been really uneventful too. It's so ironic - the whole time I've been begging this baby to wait until the 20th, and now that I want him to come he's playing with me.
post #23 of 171
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Originally Posted by jorona View Post
It's so ironic - the whole time I've been begging this baby to wait until the 20th, and now that I want him to come he's playing with me.
THIS is my life too!! I have been on "trying to keep the baby in until 36 weeks" duty the whole pregnancy...I hit 36 weeks and it all stops!! Nothing for 2 straight weeks!!

NOW I am 38 weeks and I had the first bit of false labor twice yesterday. We'll see what happens today. Probably nothing, but as of yesterday the BH are back with full force....At least I am welcoming them now
post #24 of 171
My prodromal stuff has been off & on for two weeks now. Mostly, it hasn't been too intense, just a couple days here & there of crampyness and extra contractions/dishcarge etc, then it will peter out and stop for a few days before starting up again. I'll be 36w on Friday and my mw and I are both ok with hb from then on so I feel pretty good with where I'm at. I don't expect baby to come before 38 weeks, though. Just a hunch.... or maybe I just need that time to get the rest of my stuff and my head together
post #25 of 171
So I think I had some contractions throughout the night last night. I say 'think' because I was awake so many freaking times last night I am not sure if I was actually awake or was just dreaming them!!! I did have a dream last night that I remember and it didn't involve contractions LOL. In my dream, the doctor checked me and said that the majority of my mucous plug was just 'hanging there'. Then when I woke up from the dream I went to the bathroom and felt something plop into the toilet. Unfortunately we don't flush at night and I had already been to the bathroom 3 or so times so there was tp in there. I couldn't see in the dim light, through my foggy eyes and all the tp if I actually lost my mucous plug (or part of it), or not Im thinking I probably did lose part of it. The last time I had a dream about something coming out of my vagina, I dreamed that I was bleeding. Woke up, went to the bathroom and was actually bleeding (this was sometime in the first trimester).

Needless to say it was a wierd night!!
post #26 of 171
I just feel like crying today. Ever since I went to L&D after my fall things have really changed and now I seriously doubt I will have this baby before August. I had hardly any ctx last night or the night before. Took DS to the zoo today and walked around for nearly 3 hours...I think I had 2 ctx the whole time. Now I'm just swollen, sore and emotional; today is definitely my last day of outings and physical activity for this pregnancy! It's going to be backyard activities from here on out. I remember getting to this point with DS, the point where I'm feeling done but also feeling like I'll never have a baby. It just sucks to be there again after things had been moving along so well for almost 2 weeks!
post #27 of 171
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I just feel like crying today. Ever since I went to L&D after my fall things have really changed and now I seriously doubt I will have this baby before August. I had hardly any ctx last night or the night before. Took DS to the zoo today and walked around for nearly 3 hours...I think I had 2 ctx the whole time. Now I'm just swollen, sore and emotional; today is definitely my last day of outings and physical activity for this pregnancy! It's going to be backyard activities from here on out. I remember getting to this point with DS, the point where I'm feeling done but also feeling like I'll never have a baby. It just sucks to be there again after things had been moving along so well for almost 2 weeks!
I can't walk 100 feet without having a massive contraction, but I still don't think I'll have my baby any time soon. Shoot, I'm having a contraction right now. Does it mean anything? Nah.
post #28 of 171
anyone here feeling the baby's head pressing down when going to the bathroom? This started yesterday for me. It feels like I am about to push out a cantaloupe every time I pee....

I guess I should be happy for the stretching??....

38.2 weeks and counting.
post #29 of 171
No, I wish I would feel that!!!

My crotch does really hurt though. Like there is wayyyy too much blood flow there or something. I constantly have this throbbing-like dull pain down there.

I tried a minute or so of accupressure last night and it started some pretty decent BH ctx so I stopped immediately. Just wanted to know the possibility of that working was there LOL.

DH and I also DTD last night and I went to sleep without going to the bathroom IYKWIM Well I woke up about 45 minutes later to a heck of a contraction. All I could think was, "oops! what did I do!" Thankfully, it was just that one and then some cramps and no more doozies.
post #30 of 171
So all day yesterday I was crampy and backachey. We DTD twice (my ob swears that if you DTD 3 times in 24 hours it starts labor, we only managed twice), ate spicy food, went for a walk, all to try to get things going.

So then after DTD last night, I actually start having what I am pretty sure were real contractions, about every 10 minutes. Then after about an hour, they slow down.... and slow down..... and slow down... until this morning when I am exhausted because of course I didn't sleep and am no longer contracting! BAH!

I am, however, hoping that this means things will be happening this week sometime! I was already 1.5-2 cm and 75% effaced on Friday. Hopefully these contractions got me to 2-3 cm and 100% effaced! Once you're effaced you should dilate more quickly, right?

My mw said that they see the effects of the full moon for 3 days before and 3 days after... so those of us that are hoping it'll influence us, we still have 3 days!
post #31 of 171
This false labor baloney is such a tease.

I hate contracting and getting excited.

I know I could still have four more weeks to go, but still.
post #32 of 171
I shouldnt even be impatient yet. I'm not even 37 weeks, but at this moment this is the longest I've ever been pregnant. With my ds I wasn't even looking for anything and it happened, and now I feel like I am just sitting around waiting for something. It makes me feel like such a loser, I just need to get on with the day to day life, but my to-do list is done and I am too uncomfortable to do lots of the normal things I like to do. Instead, I sit in the house and mope that I am still waiting.

I told DH yesterday that it's never happening, that my future is to be permantently suspended in late pregnancy, where you feel huge and gross and in pain, but nothing ever happens. He thinks I'm losing my mind and then says things like "any day now" to lift my spirits and start the cycle again.
post #33 of 171
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Originally Posted by Nicole Starr View Post
This false labor baloney is such a tease.

I hate contracting and getting excited.

I know I could still have four more weeks to go, but still.
I KNOW!
post #34 of 171
Not only that, I wish people would stop asking me why I haven't had her already... Srsly.
post #35 of 171
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I shouldnt even be impatient yet. I'm not even 37 weeks, but at this moment this is the longest I've ever been pregnant. With my ds I wasn't even looking for anything and it happened, and now I feel like I am just sitting around waiting for something. It makes me feel like such a loser, I just need to get on with the day to day life, but my to-do list is done and I am too uncomfortable to do lots of the normal things I like to do. Instead, I sit in the house and mope that I am still waiting.

I told DH yesterday that it's never happening, that my future is to be permantently suspended in late pregnancy, where you feel huge and gross and in pain, but nothing ever happens. He thinks I'm losing my mind and then says things like "any day now" to lift my spirits and start the cycle again.
My poor DH isn't quite sure how to handle the "I'm going to be pregnant forever" argument yet. And my mother dear just reminds me "You're only 38 weeks!" (technically I am now 38 weeks and 5 days, almost 39!) to which I want to calmly remind HER that SHE went early with us! Which, of course, only succeeds in giving me false hope that I'll go early. And then the constant calling just to see how I'm feeling...

And now I'm going back to bed!
post #36 of 171
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And then the constant calling just to see how I'm feeling...
OMG, if ONE MORE PERSON calls me and says "I'm just calling to see how you're feeling..." I am so sick of that question!
post #37 of 171
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I'm really annoyed with the world today. I think that's my best sign yet. Better than the bowel cleansing, the bloody show, the increasing pelvic pressure and cramps. And the nesting. I declare to the world ( or at least, to you all), I'm having this baby today or tomorrow. So there!
post #38 of 171
I have been super annoyed too, but I refuse to belive it means anything. I refuse to spend this day waiting for contractions or bloody show, obsessing about all the cramps and pelvic pain, and all the pooping.

But, if I were you AmyKT, and had the bloody show on top of everything else, I too would declare to the (mothering) world that the baby would be on it's way.

BTW, my back is really aching right now, is it a sign?, could it be something?, should I go wipe for the 13,000th time today to see if I see anything of color? I wish I had something to keep me occupied today so I could stop thinking like this.
post #39 of 171
Well - all of that fun last night for nothinggggggg! I'm going to be pregnant forever. So whatever. I give up. I'm going to eat ice cream and chili dogs until I puke today and then watch DR. WHO and sew and sleep. (And maybe go into my back yard and spray the neighbors annoying yappy dog with the water hose.) I just feel like doing whatever I want and screw everything else. Dishes been in the sink for a week? Whatever. Fridge really REALLY needs to be cleaned out? Don't care - thats what take out is for. Cats want to eat off my plate? Go for it. I'm tired of fighting. Hospital bag needs to be packed? Eh, what's the point?

If I find out nothings going on at my Drs appointment tomorrow I'm going to lose my last bit of sanity right there. I know i've got a month but a month of THIS?! I hope I remember after I've had this baby that I never ever ever want to be pregnant again.

(AND I feel better now that i've vented. hahha)
post #40 of 171
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Originally Posted by MissMorgan View Post
Well - all of that fun last night for nothinggggggg! I'm going to be pregnant forever. So whatever. I give up. I'm going to eat ice cream and chili dogs until I puke today and then watch DR. WHO and sew and sleep. (And maybe go into my back yard and spray the neighbors annoying yappy dog with the water hose.) I just feel like doing whatever I want and screw everything else. Dishes been in the sink for a week? Whatever. Fridge really REALLY needs to be cleaned out? Don't care - thats what take out is for. Cats want to eat off my plate? Go for it. I'm tired of fighting. Hospital bag needs to be packed? Eh, what's the point?

If I find out nothings going on at my Drs appointment tomorrow I'm going to lose my last bit of sanity right there. I know i've got a month but a month of THIS?! I hope I remember after I've had this baby that I never ever ever want to be pregnant again.

(AND I feel better now that i've vented. hahha)
Well, I feel better hearing you express all my same feelings! I also think a chilli dog sounds amazing.
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