My baby is posterior mostly, too. It seems to keep spinning around, but there are definitely lots of arms and legs and feet and things pushing out the front. I was having lots of bh, though. I've basically taken the last 2 days off of life, and just sat around and crocheted. The contractions have stopped, but now because of my lazy lounging around, the baby is posterior. Tonight I played mancala with the kids while draped over pillows to try to get the baby to turn around. All that to say...it's not over until it's over, and the little things we do on a day to day basis can cause a change, good or bad.
Also, my first was posterior. It wasn't an awful labor, and I know it would have been much better at home, with dh in the country. It was about 12 hours, and 45 minutes of pushing. Not bad for a first timer, and OP, and flat on my back. But, the contractions from the get go were the hardest contractions I've had in all 4 births. They started at about a minute long, and 2-3 minutes apart. Oof. No early labor, though I wasn't even really dilated at that point. I didn't want a repeat with baby 2.
He, however, was posterior, but turned during labor. I asked my mw right after he was born, and she said he was facing my left leg when he was born. So, still not ideal at all. Towards the end with him, I did have some back pain, but nothing like dd. I went from 0-5 without more than an "I think I need to drink more water because these bh are driving me crazy" type of contraction. I had a few that were more interesting after that, but I would have thought WAY early labor still, based on my experience with dd. When the contractions got real...he was born in 30 minutes.
Position is helpful, but it's not everything. And, onemore is right. This birth is THIS baby. Don't let past fears and experiences cloud the moment. :)
Onemore, your committment to anti soda is awesome. I will confess that I happily enjoyed my coke, and my sprite today. I'm usually a water drinker, with occasionally a bit of juice or milk, but lately, I just want something fizzy. I will say that I made an awesome smoothie today. Filled the blender 1/2 way with fresh spinach, and then 1/2 way with fresh strawberries. Then, 1/2 way, filling the gaps, with orange juice, then the other half milk. And then it all gooshed out the top and made a mess because I'd overfilled it. Blah. So, I poured half of it into a pitcher, and then added 1/2 a frozen banana and some ice cubes to what was left. It was good. I wish I had a better feel of the portion sizes so I can repeat it tomorrow minus the part where it flings all over the place.
AFM (like anything I type isn't about me. I am so self centered lately and I know it. I'm annoying myself with it.). Anyway, I'm so done with this house stuff. (Thanks for the sympathy, everyone. I love getting on here and reading what people are craving/feeling/thinking, and then announcing to my dh how normal I am. The validation is awesome!) So, the house hasn't shown since Saturday, but I'm really pushing the cleanliness factor. The last 2 nights we've let the dog in. And, I've decided he really needs a bath. The whole place smells like dog. Oops. And, that's not counting the little pieces of rawhide, and dog hair all over the carpet. Or the wet muddy looking places in the kitchen from his water bowl. And, that's just the dog impact. I've not even started on the list of what happens when I don't make the kids put things away right away, and when I don't put my stuff away, or put the laundry away, or keep up the dishes...but I'm sure you all can imagine that. I'm about to box a bunch of it up and put it in the basement. Then it can't get all over the place.
But, I did get some baby sewing and crocheting done. That was really nice. And, I ordered the birth kit, and made sure I had everything else on the list. I wonder when this baby will come! I don't want to push it, but I don't want it to be late either! I want it to come at 39 weeks or so, on it's own! I'm thinking the odds are small, but I can hope. :)