beanbrat - hey 5 is still normal and it's very possible if you go in again the fluid will be unchanged. I would insist on checking again in a couple of days personally to have another number to compare to. If it's obviously going down then I would feel concerned, but if it's constant I would let my body continue on it's own. It sounds like your body is going at it's own pace and there's nothing wrong with that! :) chug some water and listen to your instincts!
This is the longest I have EVER been pregnant. 39+3. That's what I get for opening my mouth a few weeks ago and saying no one in my family hits their due date....... should have kept my mouth shut.......
Update an hour later:
Well, while I've been sitting here for the last mmmm hour and a half, playing on the computer I've had these small cramp like ctx start creeping up on me...... hmmmm..... they seem vaguely familiar....... Not terribly painful. I told DH last night I thought her head had dropped more. I stood up to leave the bathroom and had to suddenly fall into a squatting position over the floor because I felt a sudden pressure drop that hurt a lot. Not long after that the ctx I had last night disappeared. I would be oh so grateful if you would come today kid. PLEASE.
Update two hours later:
It's funny as many awful, painful ctx I've had over the last 4 weeks, I feel these now going..... oh yeah..... why didn't I remember this is what they feel like. They are 8 minutes apart, but not lasting too terribly long. They aren't incredibly painful yet. I had been focusing on the back and pelvis pain I'd been having with the other ctx and remembering THAT part of labor which comes a little further down the line. These ctx are far more internal feeling if that makes sense. Instead of feeling my whole uterus flex these originate with my cervix and work their way up and around. at least that's the best way I can describe it. How could I have forgotten??
If I turn out to be wrong and I am not officially in labor I will be so upset, but I'm not too worried about that being the case. I think now it's just a question of how long will this labor be...... famous last words I know, but I really think this is it.
Edited by OceansEve - 11/25/12 at 4:04am