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post #21 of 57
Things suddenly got oddly quiet here, too. Cervix was super low saturday and I easily felt dilation. Then sunday I lost tons of mucous. I've lost a little since then, but my cervix is waaay back now compared to saturday, my ctxs have been less intense, less cervical pain/pressure...I don't know what's up. Calm before the storm? Hopefully this kid at least makes it through to this weekend after ds' surgery.
post #22 of 57
Apparently this is where I belong also! I cannot believe all the pre stuff I am doing! I am due on Fri and have been doing on/off spurts of intense contractions at least four times a week for 4 weeks! to the point of calling my team twice! I have a history of really fast labors already, my shortest was 45 minutes from start to finish, so I am freaking out that I will be alone at home with 5 kids in attendance! Oh well I guess if that is the plan I will groove with it! I have been envisioning a slower paced labor like my last one, almost 6 hours of completely manageable contractions and then 5 minutes of intensity and she was earthside! So who knows, it does make me feel better to know that I am in good company. Good labor vibes to all who want them!
post #23 of 57
Yeah, what is it about the incredibly moving cervix. Find a place and stick there already.
post #24 of 57
Yeah, I belong here, too. I had some serious boughts of contractions last week, then this week, nothing. Sooooo frustrating! I am losing some mucus, so hopefully something is happening. I'm just trying to keep into perspective that I still have two weeks.
post #25 of 57
Thread Starter 
Did I say nothing was happening?

I took my DS and one of his favorite friends out for her birthday - a "day out" was our gift to her. I spent the *entire* time with various waves of *something*. It wasn't always easy to be clear that it was uterine vs. intestinal, but, with accompanying backache (or alternative waves of backache) I became more convinced it was uterine. (That, and I never did have to run to the bathroom. ) And some of the ctxs have gotten a good bit stronger.

And I'm getting LOTS of pressure - far more than I have had to this point. I'm exhausted, too, so early to bed for me!

I don't think this is going to be "it" - in fact, I really want "it" to be next week. But, then again, I was sitting in the warm bath (and still getting strong ctxs) and thinking, "I just want baby to come out now!" November 3 vs. 13th - it's all good!

I am trying to remind myself that EVERY pre-labor ctx is a good one and that, really, I *want* to make lots of progress before the "real deal." I think, maybe, I'm making more progress... But it's hard to tell as mushy as the cervix is now and as hard as it can be to reach at times! Then again, other moments it seems not-so-hard to find.

I'm glad it won't be TOO long for any of us!!
post #26 of 57
Ugh, still with the contractions...bothersome and random, and I'm tired and feel totally spacey today. Really hoping this turns into something soon. I'm starting to hate going to bed.
post #27 of 57
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Originally Posted by kittywitty View Post
Things suddenly got oddly quiet here, too. Cervix was super low saturday and I easily felt dilation. Then sunday I lost tons of mucous. I've lost a little since then, but my cervix is waaay back now compared to saturday, my ctxs have been less intense, less cervical pain/pressure...I don't know what's up. Calm before the storm? Hopefully this kid at least makes it through to this weekend after ds' surgery.
This is happening to me as well. Suddenly, nothing is happening... Now I miss it. At least it was feeling like things were moving along somehow. Now I feel I will be pregnant forever. I am so hard to please!
post #28 of 57
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I'm starting to hate going to bed.
Yes, because it is horribly uncomfortable not matter how many pillows I prop up in various places, and because I never wake up in labor!
post #29 of 57
Thread Starter 
It's been over 24 hours of uterine activity. I even woke in the night to strong crampiness for the first time. I really don't think this is leading to labor, though the ctxs are now more distinct. In previous labors, I've had days of slow lead up, so I'm wondering if I'm fooling myself into thinking this won't amount to anything just because I expect baby next week and not this.

Either way, I'm heading home to eat, wash baby laundry (clothes and dupes), and get a nice bath in my new tub. My warm bath last night did nothing for the ctxs, so we'll see.
post #30 of 57
I have had the most miserable backache all day that kinda comes and goes. It reminds me a lot of the back labor that I had with ds, but I don't think that I'm going to be convinced that I'm in labor this time until, oh, she's crowning.
post #31 of 57
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Originally Posted by Ellen Griswold View Post
I don't think that I'm going to be convinced that I'm in labor this time until, oh, she's crowning.
This exactly!
post #32 of 57
I guess I'm joining. After three false labor calls (my poor husband) I'm still preggo. Last night was terrible, and I was sure it was the real deal, but when I woke up this morning still pregnant, it took everything in my power to hold back the tears.

My poor children are walking around in circles because we haven't left the house all week. I'm afraid to drive anywhere because I feel like I am in labor ALL OF THE TIME. This is my 3rd and I have never had prodromal labor before. This sucks. How can I make it stop...or actually happen?????
post #33 of 57
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Ugh. I am feeling a bit crazy. Two full days of ctx activity (not particularly regular so not "labor" but still, something). No real cervical change (perhaps more effaced), no movement of cervix forward but we figured that when it does move forward and gets pressure from baby, we're on.

Talked to MW and emailed birth photographer. Then it all stopped. Got an adjustment and it started up in a more early-labor-like pattern (for me) - light ctxs but kept coming. Then, more intense and I thought, "gee, maybe we're headed in the right direction..." And they stopped.

The thing is I don't WANT baby to come today - not until much later, anyway! DS2 and DH are at the museum for their breakfast with a paleontologist and I'm about to jump in the shower before taking the other boys up to meet them for the free activities. After that, we're going to go to DH's studio to do some maternity pictures. First time EVER. And, yes, he had just as much photo and lighting equipment last time; he just never took the pics. Oh, and my mom (who's supposed to come stay with the kids) is unavailable ALL day and won't be home until 1am because the high school she teaches at is having homecoming today.

So, really, I don't WANT to be in labor right now. But it's still driving me crazy as though there's something I can do that I haven't and that's why I'm not. I really need to stop trying to guess when something is going to happen or interpret the signs and symptoms and just wait. I think with all of this happening this weekend it was really hard to do. I hope that now, with no signs of labor at a bad time, I can just go on and not feel like a ticking time bomb, kwim?

But I want my baby! I have pretty much everything set up and ready for the birth and I keep thinking about sitting in the glider holding my little baby... and I get very impatient!

I just keep telling myself it could be another week and that's okay. Really.
post #34 of 57
I definitely belong here! I've been having regular, nightly ctx for WEEKS- they usually last an hour or more. The past week or so, I've had several random, painful contractions out of nowhere. It never amounts to anything, though. Every time I wake up at night, my first thought is whether or not I'm in labor. (I never am!)

So today I've DTD, gulped down an ultra-strong cup of RLT, swallowed some EPO, and spent a solid hour stimulating the nips.

AND I've been having regular contractions lasting about 30sec each consistantly every 3 minutes for the past hour+.

Could this be it?!?!!!

I can't help but to be certain it's more dead-end nothingness...

(But I have a small sliver of hope. It *would* be a good day to have a baby.)
post #35 of 57
On Thursday afternoon MW checked me ... I'm 1cm dilated ...nothing more. By Thursday night, I started having mild contractions...lasted all day on Friday but by Friday evening they started becoming very regular (timed them at exactly 4 min a part). They felt like early labor to me. Even with me walking/sitting/bathing --- they lasted until about midnight before they slowed down. I had a few yesterday and today but not as regular. This is very frustrating and DH doesn't seem to get it.
post #36 of 57
Still hanging around too! I thought things were heating up at least five more times but nada! Oh well, I am actually feeling better since my due date is past, like this cannot possibly go on forever! I did grocery shopping and co-op order yesterday along with taking the kids to the zoo, and today I have cleaned everything that sits still! I even cleaned the broom's dust pan! I also am boiling and washing all my Norwex micro fiber and I took apart and washed all the windows and casings on the lower level. So apparently I am nesting like crazy! The interesting part is I would really like the baby to stay in another week now because my nephew has the mumps and my sister and my mother are supposed to be at the birth and I really do want them there, and my mom is supposed to help with my kiddos, but I am not comfortable having them here just in case they expose my kiddos. So I would be good with anytime next weekend when he is no longer contagious! I am a lot more zen about it then I was last week for sure! Wishing all you mommas good labor vibes and the best timing for everyone!
post #37 of 57
well...i'm out. i guess i was in early labor!

baby boy born on november 6th. i'll post to the november thread...but i was thinking about you all. hang in there. it will be over soon.
post #38 of 57
Been having contractions for two weeks now on and off. Not everyday though. It seems to alternate with the terrible leg cramps I am also getting. I had none of this with my first. However with her I was 4 cm and over 50% effaced for three weeks before she came. I get super excited with each bout of contactions I have. I hope this one comes early!!
post #39 of 57
Thread Starter 
Having definitely stronger ctxs tonight. Wondering if these will fade and we'll keep this up for the rest of the week. Glad to be feeling ones that might be making bigger changes, at least, after all day crampy style ctxs.
post #40 of 57
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Having definitely stronger ctxs tonight. Wondering if these will fade and we'll keep this up for the rest of the week. Glad to be feeling ones that might be making bigger changes, at least, after all day crampy style ctxs.
Sounds promising!
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