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post #21 of 42

I have more strong feelings about the kid himself than my actual labor. I have some preconceived notions about how it will progress based on my previous births, though.

 

I feel like I'll go til 39 weeks, but not to 40. (that would be between 12/7-12/14

I think 12/12/12 would be an awesome birthday, but I don't have a strong premonition about it

I think I'll have at least 4 days of prodromal labor (based on previous, so I realize it could be totally different this time.  2nd babe was a little prodromal, 3rd was 3.5 days)

All along I've felt he was my smallest of the boys, (8,6 and then 8,1) but he's putting on fat fast now, so I'm not sure.  Around 8 lbs is my bet.  20ish inches

I have this feeling he'll be long in the torso and short in the legs, like me.  His head is way low and he still gets his butt up in my ribs, but his little legs are always tucked into his belly. I never feel his feet kick me, or rarely.

 

My mom and I both have had STRONG premonitions about his looks and temperament.  We see blond curly top (my husband and our other bio kid together have red curly hair) so even though I know it's a stronger possibility that he will be a red head, I'm betting it's blonder than my other red guy.  We keep seeing him as the sweetest, snuggliest, more even tempered kid. (Bodhi is my living large drama queen that will rule the world.  This is a big departure from our last kid if Soren does turn out mellow)

 

I should ask my daughter if she has any notions, she's is a strong intuitive!

post #22 of 42

I tend to have babies on birthdays of family members, so I'm due the 28th but think I'll have the baby on the 20th. It's my sister's b-day. I usually go about a week early anyway. Or... the other guess is the new moon on the 13th. So far three of us have birthdays on the 13th. :) 

I'm hoping for a 8lb baby, but will guess 9 1/2 lbs. The other boys were 7lb 15oz, 8lb 12oz, 8lb 9oz and 10lb 4oz! I'm just hoping this on is under 10. :)

 

So... 12/20, 9 1/2lbs is my guess.

post #23 of 42

Oh, also, my last 2 births (my natural homebirths), i softly labor until my water breaks and then it's FAST. I'm expecting the same.  With Riley it was 45 minutes from water breaking.  With Bodhi I seriously woke up to my water breaking and he was out 30 minutes later.

 

So, yeah, after today, I'm pretty much staying in the house, or no more than 5 minutes away from the house.
 

post #24 of 42
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Originally Posted by Millie Ivy View Post

 

So, yeah, after today, I'm pretty much staying in the house, or no more than 5 minutes away from the house.
 

 

YES. Mine weren't quite so fast, but DS2's was 2 hours in total. So the fact that DH wants me to go 45 minutes away to test drive a vehicle makes me way nervous. Not to mention that I'll be at a playgroup 30 minutes away from home this afternoon. (I'll be 38w tomorrow.) At least my friends who will be there are birthy, lol. 

 

I was thinking really early for this kiddo, but now I just don't know. My other kids were within 2 days of their EDDs (counted from LMP), which puts this one btwn the 10th and 14th of Dec (but by my ovulation date, I'm due the 15th). They're boys, though, and I never had this much (2 separate days of) prodromal labor with them so early--my midwife says she thinks this girl will arrive in the next week sometime. But she also pictures a daytime labor, and I've only ever labored at night (boys born at 1:15am and 2:58am), so don't know about that. Dh says the 8th would be most convenient, and that would be right about 39w, so that would be fine, too. I think it's funny that it's the night of his office holiday party, though.

 

For the past couple weeks, I've gotten a nervous feeling while I've had the boys at their gymnastics class on Thursday afternoons, about 15-20min away from home. So I'm going to say Thurs, Dec 7...starting in the late afternoon and babe arriving after dark. I'm hoping that means about a 4 hour or so labor, though my feelings have been that my water will pop a bit before anything else starts. (I guess I should put a chux pad and towels in the car JIC, huh?) I just hope I get to be at home!

 

Baby girl seems long and lean--21" and shy of 7.5lb is my completely random prediction there. 

post #25 of 42
I've been reading along here - but haven't posted because I have no idea! Especially on the date. I did have a dream awhile back where I had just had the baby & it was a 9-2 girl... Time will tell!
post #26 of 42

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Edited by nhklh - 10/20/13 at 2:47am
post #27 of 42
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Originally Posted by Lilac11 View Post

Love the thread idea!

I was sure he would be born 2 days ago Monday LOL.  OK now I'm saying before next Tues 4/12 (EDD 3/12).

I'd say between 7 and 8 pounds, and tall.

Quickish labor like 6 hours beginning to end. Peace.gif

We'll see!!!

Um... OK so my first prediction was wrong LOL!  It's now the 5th (40+2) and zero labor signs... lol.gif

post #28 of 42
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Originally Posted by tropicana74 View Post

These threads are always fun!
I think this baby will be born 12/17 at 41 weeks (but I have never had so few symptoms before and birth feels very far off so at the moment even that date seems a bit early but I am going with it)!

 

I think this little guy will be the biggest of my babies (my others were 7 pounds and 7 pounds, 11 oz). I am guessing this one will be closer to 8 pounds and 21 inches.

 

As far as labor. I am figuring it will be somewhere between the other two (so somewhere between 2 - 7 hours).

 

However, after saying all that I will say that I was so sure this was a girl (and I was wrong) and I am having NONE of the prodromal labor I had with the others so I think this time around will just be full of surprises! orngbiggrin.gif

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So fun to read this now! I think I wrote this 3 days before Marcus was born! 

 

He was not born at 41 weeks but at 38w5d.

He was my biggest baby at 8 pounds!

As far as labor I was kind of right. Even though my water broke 13 hours earlier I would say that I was in active labor for 4 hours.

And I have to agree with the last statement....this little guy was full of surprises...like arriving early and starting labor with broken waters..both firsts for me!!

post #29 of 42
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Originally Posted by segolilymama View Post

I have the same issue as kel - new dad/DNA, so who knows. BUT...

 

12/4/12, late night birth, girl, 8.5 pounds, and REALLY hoping labor will be shorter than my last one, which was my shortest labor at 11 hours.... So wanting to go into labor evening of the 3rd. We have a slight chance of a red-head here, too, which I would loooove.... with my dark eyes though, although red hair with DP's greyish eyes would be quite striking :)

Decided I would update my guess, since the 4th has come and gone! My next guess is the 13th, as I already have 2 kiddos born on the 13th of 2 different months. Not changing anything else ;)

post #30 of 42

I posted this on the facebook group, but thought i'd throw it up here also. Does anyone who has 2+ kids think this may have any truth behind it? http://www.almanac.com/content/using-moon-predict-your-childs-birthdate

post #31 of 42

16, 15, 21 and 16 again were the days of the moon phases for my babies. As you can see, 3 of the 4 were affected by the full moon... usually I go in labor near that date.

post #32 of 42

Neither me and my brother, nor any of my kids were born on the exact same moon day. 

 

But it was interesting to realize that both me and my brother, and three of my four kids so far, were all born during a new moon (days 1, 5, 3, 9 and 4).  And this baby - if she's my average 10 days late - will also be born in a new moon.  My oldest/first was born right after a full moon, so he's the exception to the pattern for me.

 

Not exact, but pretty interesting.  I wonder if that's what makes my oldest the most outgoing of us all...

post #33 of 42
DD was born on the full moon. Then with DS1, I was due the day after the full moon, so I was hoping he'd come that day as well. But that day, and my due date, and several more days came and went before he finally made his arrival, lol.
post #34 of 42

Hubby's prediction is 12/16.  I wouldn't mind that, EDD 12/28/12 baby #3.  Recently I have had dreams baby is a girl but we found out in August that he's a boy.  lol  I hope he makes his appearance very soon.  Dd was evicted 2 days over due, Ds came 10 days early on his own.  I know it's best to keep him in until he is ready but I am getting anguish!!  Good luck to everyone!!

post #35 of 42

Both my boys were born around the first quarter.  Both my girls were born around the new moon.  Interesting!

post #36 of 42

Oh boy, I'll have to wait for Jan 6 if this is right, which would match how many days past EDD I was last time too.

post #37 of 42
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Originally Posted by Lilac11 View Post

Love the thread idea!
I was sure he would be born 2 days ago Monday LOL.  OK now I'm saying before next Tues 4/12 (EDD 3/12).
I'd say between 7 and 8 pounds, and tall.
Quickish labor like 6 hours beginning to end. Peace.gif
We'll see!!!
Wrong on all counts!
Born 41+3 (was sure it'd be edd at the latest!)
9#1 (not 7 to 8!)
3.5h labor beginning to end (less than predicted 6)
Lol!
post #38 of 42
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Originally Posted by stegenrae View Post

I was thinking really early for this kiddo, but now I just don't know. My other kids were within 2 days of their EDDs (counted from LMP), which puts this one btwn the 10th and 14th of Dec (but by my ovulation date, I'm due the 15th). They're boys, though, and I never had this much (2 separate days of) prodromal labor with them so early--my midwife says she thinks this girl will arrive in the next week sometime. But she also pictures a daytime labor, and I've only ever labored at night (boys born at 1:15am and 2:58am), so don't know about that. Dh says the 8th would be most convenient, and that would be right about 39w, so that would be fine, too. I think it's funny that it's the night of his office holiday party, though.

For the past couple weeks, I've gotten a nervous feeling while I've had the boys at their gymnastics class on Thursday afternoons, about 15-20min away from home. So I'm going to say Thurs, Dec 7...starting in the late afternoon and babe arriving after dark. I'm hoping that means about a 4 hour or so labor, though my feelings have been that my water will pop a bit before anything else starts. (I guess I should put a chux pad and towels in the car JIC, huh?) I just hope I get to be at home!

Baby girl seems long and lean--21" and shy of 7.5lb is my completely random prediction there. 

Not the 7th...but the 12th (so the edd +/-2 would have been right). Water didn't break until she was coming out, I had a morning of early labor during daylight, but my active labor was during dark, as was the birth. I didn't get 4 hours of active labor, but 3--a little after 5 to 8:15. (after 2 separate rounds of early labor that just faded away: one starting at 11pm on the 11th, and another starting at 10am the morning of Nevie's birthday, the 12th. Oh, and she was about 8lbs and 21" long--so not too far off with that one!
Edited by stegenrae - 12/14/12 at 2:50pm
post #39 of 42
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Originally Posted by travelmumma View Post

Hey Mummas!
While we are waiting for our little ones to be cooked through let's make some silly predictions about our labours/births/bubs! (Saw November ladies doing this)
Since the beginning of this pregnancy I have thought Girl.
And mostly feeling the 28th (Nov or Dec)
I'm thinking I have a 7 pounder in there, and no feelings about length.
Imagining labour and birth to be average length smile.gif
Just for fun- what premonitions are you having??

So! I was right! We have our girl! Born on the 5th, was due 21st so fairly "early"
7 pounds 10 so got that right too
And was way off on length of labour! Overall went for over 48 hours, 17 hours intense super active labour tho. Woah.
OH AND she did come out with a hand on her head! Since the beginning of preg I dreamt she would!
post #40 of 42
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Originally Posted by kateadelle View Post

I don't have any really strong predictions, but I kind of like the 19th for a birth day. I think she will be just over 8 lbs and have a lot of hair. I come from a family of women with pretty quick labors, so I am going to say about 12 -14  hours or so of labor. I also have the feeling that it will rain the day she is born. 

 

Apparently my midwives have had a baby born on Christmas every year since they have been in practice together, which worries me. I really don't want her to be born on Christmas. They have another mom due on the 21st, so I am volunteering her for the Christmas baby! Lol!

 

Well, I got the birth date right and she does have a lot of hair! My labor was half the length I thought it would be and it was not raining, though. 

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