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post #181 of 377

NOt yet for me. Labor feels kind of close, but then again that feeling could certainly pass. 

 

RGM, not getting sleep is rough. I hope you are able to find some quiet time today to rest.

post #182 of 377
I napped between contractions pretty well for a while. Just had a bit of bloody show. And the contractions seem to be getting stronger, we shall see if the intensity continues despite the morning shift in hormones, I know it is totally possible that they will stop.
The bloody show is SUPER fun to see, though.
post #183 of 377
Oops, double post.
post #184 of 377
RGM...anytime now!

My contractions have been spotty, but still hanging around. I feel like labor is close, but I know it could still be a few days.
post #185 of 377
I am still contracting! They are weirdly spaced, or irregularly I suppose. Sometimes 5 minutes apart, sometimes 8. But still very strong. I am excited but seeing him born tomorrow morning when I visualize it.
post #186 of 377

ELV to you RainGardenMama!! 

post #187 of 377

I woke up last night with the craziest contraction I have ever felt. I wake up all through the night from my contractions anyway but usually it's just wake up, empty my bladder, go back to sleep. Last night I swear my uterus was like perma-contracting for at least 5 minutes and I almost had to crawl to the bathroom!!! It was insane. For a minute I thought "maybe this is a sign that it's close!" ...but no dice, of course! I think it was some horrible combo of stomach upset and mega-contraction. They stayed strong through the night but not nearly that bad. No bloody show yet... I've been dealing really well with the contractions most of this whole trimester but the fact that I'm 39+1 and have been contracting timeably (with frequent irregular BH before that since 15 weeks) for 3 months is starting to get to me!!! Isn't this EVER gonna be real labor???

post #188 of 377
Cindy- bowel activity could be a step in the right direction. I imagine you are sooo frustrated!
post #189 of 377
Yay raingardenmama!! joy.gif. It sounds like it will be really soon for you! Bloody show was the telltale sign for me being in early labor last time, so maybe thats true for you as well. I'll be waiting for an update!

Storygirl--i hate those type of contractions that feel like a "perma-contraction". They're awful greensad.gif. I sometimes have them when i need to go the bathroom, too.

AFM--lots of random contractions last night but no regular pattern again. Sigh. I was amused, though, by my baby last night--whenever i woke up and stretched my arms over my head, the baby would wiggle and kick when i relaxed lol.gif. I guess he feels a bit squished by my stretching! Makes me smile, and aware that this will be over soon so i should enjoy it while it lasts.
post #190 of 377

Raingardenmama - yeah, I'd think it was promising if I hadn't been having bouts of issues for the last 3 weeks, LOL! Luckily after that crazy contraction things continued to be strong last night but not THAT insane. 

 

Sunshine - yeah, they are weird! I've had them before - it happens a lot when I wake up and need to empty my bladder - but never one that was as out and out PAINFUL as this one. I seriously almost crawled to the bathroom. And then started (mentally) laughing at myself wondering what DH would think if he woke up and saw me crawling on the floor to get to the toilet!!!

post #191 of 377
Storygirl--yeah, the ones where there's bowel pain adding to the perma-contraction is the WORST! Without the bowel pain, its usually manageable, annoying but manageable. That would have been funny if your husband had caught you crawling to the bathroom lol.gif. If that were me, my husband would be freaking out, worried there was something really wrong lol.

While eating some food a little while ago, i was having cramps down low and a constant backache. My little guy kept punching right where the cramp was, i wonder if it was bothering him?? Maybe it was squishing him and he was protesting. Its so hard when i cant see whats happening, my imagination runs wild.
post #192 of 377

Thanks for all the congrats! Good luck to all the mamas getting close in here, any bets as to who's next?

post #193 of 377
Well, apparently i jinxed it when i said it could very well be me last time and then BAM! 2 or 3 babies were born after that lol. So it wont be me! I'm guessing it'll be wildmansmom (if she hasnt had her baby already--i'm her labor buddy and i havent heard from her so not sure). My second guess is raingardenmama.
post #194 of 377

My baby just head-butted out part of my mucus plug.  My cervix wishes I was exaggerating about that.  Urgh.  Somehow I don't think it's MY body that's going to be directing this show.

post #195 of 377
Stalled at 5, trying ambien to see if I can sleep, having major back labor hard to imagine real rest, but who knows.
post #196 of 377
I was having a permacontraction a week ago (I overdid it during the day) and I climbed into the warm tub and it went away instantly. I also chugged a bunch of water. It was no fun, though, and made me a little timid of the real thing. The contractions I had last time (which I only felt at the beginning) weren't painful, just intense somehow. I was hoping they'd feel that way this time, at least at first.
post #197 of 377

I thinks it's RainGarden and maybe spughy after that cervix head butt!

 

Not me! Still pregnant but contracting (it's been 2 full days now) and I think I lost a bit of my mucous plug this weekend but something is still holding me back from full blown labor.  (Probably my MIL being here!)

 

Speaking of, my MIL has offered to take DS (who is 3) away for 2 days when she leaves on Tuesday and keep him until my mother flies in.  I'm thinking about saying yes, as it would be nice not to worry about him when I'm in active labor and headed to the hospital, but being an AP type of Mama, it feels really unnatural to me.  I don't know, maybe it's what I need to finally relax enough to have this baby.

 

I'm thinking 3/13/13 would be a pretty awesome birthday... let's see how things go...

post #198 of 377

My bet is on Raingardenmama and spughy, too!

 

Sunshine - LOL, after the last 3 months of all kinds of contractions and prelabor action, I doubt it would honestly phase my husband all that much. There were a bunch of times this week where I would have to freeze and not be able to walk for a few minutes and he just sort of took it all in stride! He's a pretty calm guy in general, though.

 

When my contractions first started up strong back before Christmas, my little girl HATED them. It got to the point where I could literally tell a contraction was on its way before I could even feel it because she would have a complete fit and start kicking & punching everything she could reach. She has always hated any kind of pressure over her - she's never played the "poke" game with me for instance, it just bugs her! Now the contractions have been going on long enough that she will usually ignore most of them, but she does sometimes put up a fight still. In a way, it's actually a nice thing, because when she's in there kicking away during a contraction I know she's not having any heart rate decels!!! It definitely can be uncomfortable at times though. Oh, and my cramping & contractions are almost always worse while I eat or just after. I have no idea why... the only thing I can think is because I'm adding volume to the already crowded abdomen so it makes them feel stronger???

 

Spughy - your post made me laugh out loud. Both the head-butting of the mucus plug and the baby in charge! I'm definitely in that boat, too. My LO has had a personality of her own since the beginning and it's clear that she does everything on her OWN terms, not mine!!! I want her to rotate to anterior? Ha mom, fat chance. I want her to go ahead and make her entrance now that she's old enough for it to be safe? Yeah right. ;)

 

WMM - good luck! Hopefully it won't be too long. My husband wants our babe to come Wednesday too "so that her birthday will sometimes be Friday the 13th!" eyesroll.gif

post #199 of 377

Wildmansmom - personally, I think AP isn't just about attachments to parents, it's about facilitating healthy attachments to other people as well, especially other people like grandparents.  Nuclear families aren't particularly natural, our culture is about the only one that doesn't heavily involve grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. in child-rearing.  If your LO is familiar with your MIL and happy with her and she wants to have some special time with him, I say take her up on it. 

 

I really don't think that I'll be going into labour any time soon.  My guess is that everything will look fine at the NST/US on Wednesday and I'll again decline the offer of a sweep (or even a check) from my MW on Thursday, and then *maybe* if nothing's happened the following week, I'll ask for a sweep at my appointment then.  But aside from the cervical action (which feels more annoying than productive) I don't get the sense there's much going on.  So if there were any actual betting going on, I'd put my odds for the next week at something around 10-1.

post #200 of 377
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I thinks it's RainGarden and maybe spughy after that cervix head butt!

 

Not me! Still pregnant but contracting (it's been 2 full days now) and I think I lost a bit of my mucous plug this weekend but something is still holding me back from full blown labor.  (Probably my MIL being here!)

 

Speaking of, my MIL has offered to take DS (who is 3) away for 2 days when she leaves on Tuesday and keep him until my mother flies in.  I'm thinking about saying yes, as it would be nice not to worry about him when I'm in active labor and headed to the hospital, but being an AP type of Mama, it feels really unnatural to me.  I don't know, maybe it's what I need to finally relax enough to have this baby.

 

I'm thinking 3/13/13 would be a pretty awesome birthday... let's see how things go...

My boys had never been away from me for more than 6 hours before last month. Then we sent them off for an overnight with my parents and they did awesome! So we did it again a couple weeks later and they stayed 3 nights! Once again they did awesome! Now that Noah is 2 days old I am so glad they're at my parents house. I am so sore and tired and it's so nice being able to just sit/lay around with the baby and rest. I miss them and I feel like I'm missing something but they'll be back in a couple days and I'll be busy. ;) So my advice would be to take her up on it as long as you can trust her and your son enjoys her.

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