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post #1 of 118
Thread Starter 
I'm either 36w1d or 36w3d depending on which date you use, and I think I might need to get checked.

I fell asleep early tonight, and have been up off an on for three hours with really bad pain in my pelvis. I thought nothing of it, since Thrasher dropped really low last night right as I was falling asleep. They started to get worse about 45 minutes ago, so I whipped out my handy dandy iPhone app - 6 in 30 minutes, each a minute long, every six minutes.

Panic. Ok, not total panic, but me going "WTF? Is THIS what labor feels like?!??"

So now I'm in the bath tub at 1:54am hoping it makes them go away... But it isn't. They are more tolerable, but not going away. I've stopped timing for the moment (choosing instead to consult Dr. Google and think about how stupid I was not to save what I'm working on at the office in the shared folder since we're on a tight filing deadline), and am torn between "Could I really be in labor?" and "No!!! I want my birth center birth! I need to make it four more days!!!"

So, point of all of this - when do I call? I don't want to bug her at 2am for nothing, but if I get out of here and they are still six minutes apart (or closer), I'm not being paranoid by placing a call, right!?
post #2 of 118

How are you feeling?

I would call - that is what they are there for!

Labour or not - sounds like  you def have something doing on - call and take care of yourself :)

post #3 of 118

I'd call,...   How are y ou feeling this mornign?

post #4 of 118

 

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How are you feeling?

I would call - that is what they are there for!

Labour or not - sounds like  you def have something doing on - call and take care of yourself :)


This!

 

Now I'm dying to know what's happening!

 

post #5 of 118


me too!

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This!

 

Now I'm dying to know what's happening!

 

And yes, call MWs whenever. Its what they want you to do! I called and chatted with the MW on call several times in the 2 days before I actually went into "real" labor with my first (lots of on-again off-again ctx, lost my plug, etc). They were great.
 

 

post #6 of 118

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Did you call? Everything ok?

post #7 of 118
Thread Starter 
4:01am, still miserable. Can't sleep. Called the midwife and got her voicemail. I left a message but haven't heard back. About to go walk around the neighborhood with DH since I've been pacing in our bedroom for long enough. I'll keep you guys posted...
post #8 of 118

Good luck, Karli. Keep us posted, if you can!

post #9 of 118

Definitely keep us updated! Thinking of you this morning and hoping everything's okay.

post #10 of 118

Hope everything is going okay! Will be watching for an update today!

 

And does this post freak out anyone else?!? Slowly reality is setting in that we are all going to be having babies within a very short time. Yikes!

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And does this post freak out anyone else?!? Slowly reality is setting in that we are all going to be having babies within a very short time. Yikes!

 

Uh, yeah!!!!!  

 

 I love that this has been such an active DDC and I can't wait to see everyone's babies!!!

post #12 of 118

My goodness! 

I'm itching to know what happened!!

Karli, hope all is good over there in AK!

post #13 of 118

Karli, good luck! I hope this is a warm up and you get your birth center birth!

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Karli, good luck! I hope this is a warm up and you get your birth center birth!



 

post #15 of 118

Karli- just my 2cents- but do whatever you can to take it easy. Eat some small, light but nutritious meals/snacks, rest and lie down as much as possible... I had a lot of early labor with DS and I am so glad I took all the rest I could get. You don't want to get exhausted now in case its a long haul!

 

And keep us updated! Good luck!!

post #16 of 118
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And does this post freak out anyone else?!? Slowly reality is setting in that we are all going to be having babies within a very short time. Yikes!



Yes, it just reminded me I should be getting things ready instead of sitting on MDC!!!!!!

 

Karli, so anxious to hear how you're doing - hope all is well!

 

post #17 of 118

Karli good luck!!  I hope the contractions went away so you can have your birth center birth, but if they didn't go away, I hope you're rocking it!

 

Also OH MY GOD I HAVE SO MUCH TO DO STILL!  Panic.  

post #18 of 118

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Karli, good luck! I hope this is a warm up and you get your birth center birth!


yeahthat.gif Hope everything is going well!
 

 

post #19 of 118

Thinking of you Karli! DH is home? I thought he was supposed to be on his hunting trip. I hope I'm wrong and he's with you.

post #20 of 118

Still thinking of you!

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