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post #21 of 33
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I've been having crazy mood swings for weeks, and I woke up this morning with a strange feeling of calm. So then I started freaking out thinking that I was going into labor today! nut.gif


Ack! That IS scary... keep us posted though just in case!

 

post #22 of 33

Nothing yet, although I did have a few pains today that made me pause and wonder if something was really happening.

 

All it really did was motivate me to do some more things on my "to do before the baby is born" list. I'm surprised my husband didn't yell at me for moving the couch by myself so I could scrub the carpet in the living room. redface.gif

post #23 of 33
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All it really did was motivate me to do some more things on my "to do before the baby is born" list. I'm surprised my husband didn't yell at me for moving the couch by myself so I could scrub the carpet in the living room. redface.gif

Heh.  Sounds like something I would do, but dh would def. yell at me for it.
 

 

post #24 of 33

definitely way TMI...but i've had the runs like crazy the past few days...and getting lots of pains.  hard to tell what the pains are, they're mostly when baby moves, sometimes during BH (which i'm getting tons of, and they're getting very uncomfortable.)  i think maybe it's because baby has engaged--neither of my other kids did, so i don't know what it feels like.  but i get some pains lower down like in my pelvic area...doesn't really feel like labour, but maybe something leading up to it?  i've never had prodromal labour either--when labour starts for me, it starts out of nowhere and there is no such thing as early labour--it's painful right away.  i can't believe how different this pregnancy has been, in so many ways, so i'm not counting anything out! 

post #25 of 33
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definitely way TMI...but i've had the runs like crazy the past few days...and getting lots of pains.  hard to tell what the pains are, they're mostly when baby moves, sometimes during BH (which i'm getting tons of, and they're getting very uncomfortable.)  i think maybe it's because baby has engaged--neither of my other kids did, so i don't know what it feels like.  but i get some pains lower down like in my pelvic area...doesn't really feel like labour, but maybe something leading up to it?  i've never had prodromal labour either--when labour starts for me, it starts out of nowhere and there is no such thing as early labour--it's painful right away.  i can't believe how different this pregnancy has been, in so many ways, so i'm not counting anything out! 

Well, that sounds exciting Robyn.  I don't think this baby has engaged yet, but I think she is waiting for daddy to come home first in about 20 days.
 

 

post #26 of 33

oh- 20 days!!!  I was waiting for an update on if your 'method" worked :)  Im due in 15 days - maybe Ill give it a shot and let you know...

post #27 of 33

Sounds like the normal 3rd baby wild card syndrome!  The 3rd babies always throwing momma for a loop and labors are rarely like the others.  orngbiggrin.gif  I hope it leads up to something positive for you!

 

I've had pains in my super lower abdomen and sides area.  Feels more like stretching and really sore achiness to me though from baby being so active and repeatedly kicking or pushing over and over in the same spots.  This little one is not engaged yet and is still floating, but when they do engage, it's a very unique heaviness and pressure that makes you feel like you have to constantly pee or poo REALLY bad that doesn't go away and every little move or step you feel that baby right there on the cervix pushing on it.  Once you've felt it, you KNOW.  

post #28 of 33
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Sounds like the normal 3rd baby wild card syndrome!  The 3rd babies always throwing momma for a loop and labors are rarely like the others.  orngbiggrin.gif  I hope it leads up to something positive for you!

 

I've had pains in my super lower abdomen and sides area.  Feels more like stretching and really sore achiness to me though from baby being so active and repeatedly kicking or pushing over and over in the same spots.  This little one is not engaged yet and is still floating, but when they do engage, it's a very unique heaviness and pressure that makes you feel like you have to constantly pee or poo REALLY bad that doesn't go away and every little move or step you feel that baby right there on the cervix pushing on it.  Once you've felt it, you KNOW.  


I don't remember the feeling from last time, but I do remember being able to rest my belly on any chair I was sitting on.thumb.gif

 

post #29 of 33

I didn't feel it with my 1st.  And not until being in labor with the 3rd baby, but with my 2nd, I remember walking out of a sporting goods store thinking...."Oh my gosh!  How am I going to walk around feeling like this for another 2 + weeks?"  But then had my first contraction about 15 minutes later.  It's a feeling I will never forget!  

post #30 of 33

I'll be 36 weeks on Tuesday and I'm begging this little guy to sit tight until 37 weeks or at least just shy of 37. DS was a bit early at 36/2, and that's too early for a homebirth with my midwife. He had some minor breathing issues as well, though nothing too serious.  A couple times now I've had what I guess are prodromal labor contractions.  I'd call them BH but I get those all the time and they don't hurt, they just make my uterus super tight for a while.  But these are more like cramps. Feels like I'm starting my period or something.  Once last Wed. it happened as I was about to go to sleep, and then again last night it actually woke me up.  First time it was off and on for about an hour and then last night probably not more than 10 or 15 minutes.  Not so fun! I haven't had any other signs though really, so hopefully it's just my body gearing up.  

 

Last labor started with my water breaking, and absolutely no pre-labor contractions that I can remember (other than the painless tightening BH's) so this is very new for me.  I'm just hoping I go to 37 weeks and not much more than that, as this baby will probably be big like his brother (8lbs 12 oz, 4 weeks early) praying.gif

post #31 of 33
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I'm just hoping I go to 37 weeks and not much more than that, as this baby will probably be big like his brother (8lbs 12 oz, 4 weeks early) praying.gif


Same here, hoping to go to 38 probably as my daughter was born in my 38th week and was 8,1 - son was born at 40 weeks at 9,15. So hoping this little boy decides he's finished ripening before he gets into the 10 lb range! :) 8,12 at 36 weeks is quite amazing!!

post #32 of 33
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Same here, hoping to go to 38 probably as my daughter was born in my 38th week and was 8,1 - son was born at 40 weeks at 9,15. So hoping this little boy decides he's finished ripening before he gets into the 10 lb range! :) 8,12 at 36 weeks is quite amazing!!


Hah, yeah, the OBs I'm also seeing would not shut up about it for the first half of my pregnancy, and I just recently had to turn down an ultrasound to check size because I know they want to induce me for size, which is not evidence-based medicine at all.  Barring complications like GD, there's no benefit to mother or baby for inducing due to a suspected big baby, and in fact it just results in more c-sections.  And that's even based on a study recognized (and published on their websites) by AAFP & ACOG So, no thanks :)

 

I had a visit with them today and they did an internal since they were also doing the GBS test, and I'm at about 1 cm but not really effaced at all.  I'm hoping I go maybe another 12 days, and I'll be ready:)

 

post #33 of 33

My son has definitely dropped lower in the last week or so - I can eat again! Literally whole plates of food. Last night I had three helpings of dinner. Crazy absurd, but I'm hungry all the time and it seems like I finally have the room. But I've noticed that acidic food is bothering me again, like it did in my first trimester, so I have to be sparing with the pickles and my beloved balsamic vinaigrette. I get nauseous from time to time too, which also hasn't been a problem for me since the early days. But it's certainly not constant like it was at the beginning, which is good. That was like having the flu for three months! 

 

I have Braxton-Hicks a fair amount of the time, but last night I was actually woken up by an incredibly painful contraction. Usually the Braxton-Hicks thus far have just been a tightening/light cramping sensation, but this one was painful and lasted several minutes. It was actually hard for me to change position while it was happening, and it woke my husband up. We had a "is this it" moment, but then I didn't have another one until a few hours later near dawn, and it wasn't nearly as bad. Now today, back to the "usual" variety I've been having, at random times. 

 

I'm ready. I'll be 38 weeks at the end of this week, and any time is fine by me now! I'm hoping I'll find out I'm a little bit dilated at my appointment Friday morning, actually. And I'm really hoping that my labor starts with a big gush of my water breaking, so there's no mistaking that it's happening for real, since this is my first and I have no idea what to expect when it comes right down to it. But we'll see what nature has in store for me on that front. :-)

 

I agree with everyone else though, baby watch is pretty fun. 

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