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post #21 of 54

This is a fun thread - it's nice to see there are lots more babies on the way!!!

 

I'm 36 + 2 (EDD 5/5) and nothing going on here. OB says everything looks great, but I haven't had any cervix checks or anything. I have a c section scheduled for April 24th because Baby A is frank breech in my pelvis :( I'm definitely over being pregnant but if they come April 24th then that would be perfect. I can wait til then...

post #22 of 54

I'm here. Due date is 5/4 but at an u/s a few weeks ago they estimated due date based on size was 4/26. Going by original date I am 37 weeks on Friday, I think. Seems like it doesn't take much activity or strain to set off quite a few hours - half a day of prodromal/false labor type stuff. Today I spent most of the day driving and sitting and had quite a few hours of painless contractions every 5 minutes apart followed by a very strong low backache that keeps coming and going now. I have an amniocentesis on Friday and I kind of wonder if that won't put me into labor...actually kind of hoping it does. At my appt last Friday I was 60% effaced and not dilated, although I think I feel fingertip dilated when I check.

post #23 of 54

Jess I bet those are going to be some super healthy twins you birth! I have to say I am impressed at how far along you are and you are not even on bed rest! thumb.gif

post #24 of 54
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I'm here. Due date is 5/4 but at an u/s a few weeks ago they estimated due date based on size was 4/26. Going by original date I am 37 weeks on Friday, I think. Seems like it doesn't take much activity or strain to set off quite a few hours - half a day of prodromal/false labor type stuff. Today I spent most of the day driving and sitting and had quite a few hours of painless contractions every 5 minutes apart followed by a very strong low backache that keeps coming and going now. I have an amniocentesis on Friday and I kind of wonder if that won't put me into labor...actually kind of hoping it does. At my appt last Friday I was 60% effaced and not dilated, although I think I feel fingertip dilated when I check.

Wow your baby must be good-sized! I didn't realize the due date could be changed on size.

 

When did you start getting checks on effacement and dilation? I haven't had anything like that yet. Or maybe they won't for me since I am more than likely having a c section no matter if it's the 24th or I go into labor before then.

 

Whenever I am up on my feet or laying funny, I get a lot of contractions. And for some reason at like 8pm-10pm I get a lot of them, too.

 

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Jess I bet those are going to be some super healthy twins you birth! I have to say I am impressed at how far along you are and you are not even on bed rest! thumb.gif

 

Thanks! I am impressed as well, I'm not sure how I have made it so far without any problems. Good genes I guess! I am ready for it to be over and see some babies, though :)

post #25 of 54
I am 39 weeks tomorrow. Never thought I would still be waiting since I was on bed rest from 30-37 weeks due to preterm labor. I started moving around quite a bit more at 36 weeks since I was afraid I would go late if I didn't. DD came at 39 weeks and I really felt last week was the week. However, the whole pregnancy I thought I would deliver this week. My sister is here now (really wanted her to make it for the birth), and we have taken some long walks. Since I have contractions since 20 something weeks, they are nothing new, but the last few days they have felt stronger. Had my pressure points massaged on Monday massage appt and plan to have membranes stripped on Thurs appt. so I anticipate baby by Friday. Oh and 3 cm 50% at last appt.
post #26 of 54

My EDD is also 4/28, so that puts me at 37+3 today.  Lots of Braxton Hixs and usually end of pregnancy discomfort but nothing really *exciting* to report.  Baby is Posterior and I've been working on getting him/her to rotate around, but so far no luck.  At least nothing that lasts for more than a few hours.  eyesroll.gif  Getting excited for baby, but hoping that we hold out until my family (sister, my 1.5 yo niece, and my dad) gets here around the 21st.  We could use the extra help with our DD, the farm, and the NICU stay.  Yea for family that is willing to drive across country to help!  joy.gif  My dad actually asked a few days ago if it was too much of a burden for them to come out.  LOL!  I think my response was along the lines of "NO!  Can you get here more quickly?!"  orngbiggrin.gif

post #27 of 54
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Originally Posted by BaileyB View Post

I'm here. Due date is 5/4 but at an u/s a few weeks ago they estimated due date based on size was 4/26. Going by original date I am 37 weeks on Friday, I think. Seems like it doesn't take much activity or strain to set off quite a few hours - half a day of prodromal/false labor type stuff. Today I spent most of the day driving and sitting and had quite a few hours of painless contractions every 5 minutes apart followed by a very strong low backache that keeps coming and going now. I have an amniocentesis on Friday and I kind of wonder if that won't put me into labor...actually kind of hoping it does. At my appt last Friday I was 60% effaced and not dilated, although I think I feel fingertip dilated when I check.

Wow your baby must be good-sized! I didn't realize the due date could be changed on size.

 

When did you start getting checks on effacement and dilation? I haven't had anything like that yet. Or maybe they won't for me since I am more than likely having a c section no matter if it's the 24th or I go into labor before then.

 

Whenever I am up on my feet or laying funny, I get a lot of contractions. And for some reason at like 8pm-10pm I get a lot of them, too.

 

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Originally Posted by BaileyB View Post

Jess I bet those are going to be some super healthy twins you birth! I have to say I am impressed at how far along you are and you are not even on bed rest! thumb.gif

 

Thanks! I am impressed as well, I'm not sure how I have made it so far without any problems. Good genes I guess! I am ready for it to be over and see some babies, though :)


I was surprised they would say anything about changing a due date too but they are still technically going by my original date so IDK. The u/s 2 weeks ago when I was 35 weeks put her at just over 6 lbs. They didn't do a growth u/s last week though. Last Friday was the first time I was checked for effacement/dilation and I think it was just because she was already there doing my GBS test.

post #28 of 54

Maybe they were just trying to prepare you for going a little earlier, just in case?  I think due date estimation based on size is not suppose to be as accurate this far along.  shrug.gif

post #29 of 54
Maybe it is a big baby! wink1.gif. I am a little hesitant because based on my 29w u/s measurements, my babe is measuring 40+w at this point (about a week an a half ahead of me). His (I am assuming boy based on all this, as DS's u/s measurements were jut like this an right on while my girls were small) head is like THREE weeks ahead. So yeah....it leaves me with mixed feelings. LOL
post #30 of 54

Welp it looks like my time is up. I'm being admitted tomorrow evening for induction and will hopefully have the baby by Friday, which is my due date. I have the hypertension creeping back into play and with my thyroid issues making me "high risk" they gently suggested I do this instead of waiting. The max he would have let me go is to the 18th but I allowed to be admitted on the 11th. I'm feeling okay about it and I'm just anxious to have her here. Though it's not surprising that this morning I woke up leaky and nauseas. Maybe she'll come on her own before tomorrow night/Friday morning! 

post #31 of 54
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Welp it looks like my time is up. I'm being admitted tomorrow evening for induction and will hopefully have the baby by Friday, which is my due date. I have the hypertension creeping back into play and with my thyroid issues making me "high risk" they gently suggested I do this instead of waiting. The max he would have let me go is to the 18th but I allowed to be admitted on the 11th. I'm feeling okay about it and I'm just anxious to have her here. Though it's not surprising that this morning I woke up leaky and nauseas. Maybe she'll come on her own before tomorrow night/Friday morning! 

Hugs Tiff4NY - I understand the anxiety and hope she comes on her own before you go in tmw. If not, then I hope is it a peaceful process for you both!

post #32 of 54
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Wow! Good luck, Tiffany!
post #33 of 54
AFM I spent hours last night cramping consistently, several building up to what I'd definitely call contractions (keep in mind I've never started spontaneously so I haven't ever "built up" to strong contractions before...so I don't really know what to look for!). The night before I had one VERY strong transition-like ctx when I laid back down after going pee (that is exactly how my previous labors started), but that was all I got. I've been contracting today but just lightly, mostly BH-like, not really crampy at all. Been back and forth to the toilet and just had some more red-bloody CM...although I'm thinking that after the several times I've had that in the last month it is just one more thing that would mean something for everyone BUT me. LOL The last couple times I've checked my cervix over the past couple days it has usually remained stringy red bloody CM but this is the first time in a little while that it's actually come OUT. LOL

At least I know not to get my hopes up much anymore.... I still hope I go very soon instead of waiting, as like I mentioned in a previous post, little one's u/s measurements (which were right on last time for DS, and are almost identical to each other) put baby at 40+ weeks in size already. Hoping that could be off a bit, or I go right away. LOL
post #34 of 54
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Originally Posted by TIFF4NY View Post

Welp it looks like my time is up. I'm being admitted tomorrow evening for induction and will hopefully have the baby by Friday, which is my due date. I have the hypertension creeping back into play and with my thyroid issues making me "high risk" they gently suggested I do this instead of waiting. The max he would have let me go is to the 18th but I allowed to be admitted on the 11th. I'm feeling okay about it and I'm just anxious to have her here. Though it's not surprising that this morning I woke up leaky and nauseas. Maybe she'll come on her own before tomorrow night/Friday morning! 

Tiff4ny, may you have a peaceful and blessed induction tomorrow!
post #35 of 54

Tiffany, you and baby will be in my prayers! I can't wait to see pics of the little one!

post #36 of 54

Aw, Tiffany! So excited for you to get to meet your baby girl soon! I'll be praying for a peaceful delivery for you! 

1babysmom, it sounds like you might have something going on! Cheering you on from afar! 

post #37 of 54
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Originally Posted by TIFF4NY View Post

Welp it looks like my time is up. I'm being admitted tomorrow evening for induction and will hopefully have the baby by Friday, which is my due date. I have the hypertension creeping back into play and with my thyroid issues making me "high risk" they gently suggested I do this instead of waiting. The max he would have let me go is to the 18th but I allowed to be admitted on the 11th. I'm feeling okay about it and I'm just anxious to have her here. Though it's not surprising that this morning I woke up leaky and nauseas. Maybe she'll come on her own before tomorrow night/Friday morning! 

 

Hopefully your feelings this morning are/will lead to your little one coming on her own, but either way, I hope you have a peaceful, smooth labor and delivery! Good luck!

 

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AFM I spent hours last night cramping consistently, several building up to what I'd definitely call contractions (keep in mind I've never started spontaneously so I haven't ever "built up" to strong contractions before...so I don't really know what to look for!). The night before I had one VERY strong transition-like ctx when I laid back down after going pee (that is exactly how my previous labors started), but that was all I got. I've been contracting today but just lightly, mostly BH-like, not really crampy at all. Been back and forth to the toilet and just had some more red-bloody CM...although I'm thinking that after the several times I've had that in the last month it is just one more thing that would mean something for everyone BUT me. LOL The last couple times I've checked my cervix over the past couple days it has usually remained stringy red bloody CM but this is the first time in a little while that it's actually come OUT. LOL

At least I know not to get my hopes up much anymore.... I still hope I go very soon instead of waiting, as like I mentioned in a previous post, little one's u/s measurements (which were right on last time for DS, and are almost identical to each other) put baby at 40+ weeks in size already. Hoping that could be off a bit, or I go right away. LOL

 

I've been the same way, 1babysmom. I've never gone on my own, so every little thing, I'm like, "What is this?" "Is this something to think about?" "What's going on??" and probably driving myself crazy in the process. orngtongue.gif When the lady at WIC asked my due date, I told her the 27th, and then said, "But I'd be okay to go now." and she said, "We don't want you to go too early." I was like... "I'm almost 38 weeks, unless by some miracle I have a (super quick) spontaneous going into labor, I won't be having this baby before I'm 38 weeks, so I'm pretty okay with saying that."  It would be a welcome change between DD, who was born at 35 weeks, 5 days and super tiny, and DS, who was born at 41 weeks, 5 days, and twice DD's size. I'm pretty excited for baby to get her, finally, I think. orngbiggrin.gif

post #38 of 54

37 weeks 3 days here. Having some mild contractions, but nothing regular yet. I have a head cold, my bags aren't packed, and there isn't much food in the house so we are not ready. My little sister gets here on the 23rd so I hope to not have the baby before then. 

post #39 of 54
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Maybe it is a big baby! wink1.gif. I am a little hesitant because based on my 29w u/s measurements, my babe is measuring 40+w at this point (about a week an a half ahead of me). His (I am assuming boy based on all this, as DS's u/s measurements were jut like this an right on while my girls were small) head is like THREE weeks ahead. So yeah....it leaves me with mixed feelings. LOL

I was freaked out a bit by the thought of a large baby but now I am excited if she is truly large. They have commented multiple times since my 20 week u/s that she is long so I am expecting a 9 lb 24" babe and nothing less now, haha. I mean if my 5' tall cousin can push out a 12 lb 44 week-er there's no reason I can't push out a large babe since I am 6' tall!

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Originally Posted by TIFF4NY View Post

Welp it looks like my time is up. I'm being admitted tomorrow evening for induction and will hopefully have the baby by Friday, which is my due date. I have the hypertension creeping back into play and with my thyroid issues making me "high risk" they gently suggested I do this instead of waiting. The max he would have let me go is to the 18th but I allowed to be admitted on the 11th. I'm feeling okay about it and I'm just anxious to have her here. Though it's not surprising that this morning I woke up leaky and nauseas. Maybe she'll come on her own before tomorrow night/Friday morning! 

Sorry you didnt get to go into labor on your own but how exciting to get to see baby soon! Good luck!

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37 weeks 3 days here. Having some mild contractions, but nothing regular yet. I have a head cold, my bags aren't packed, and there isn't much food in the house so we are not ready. My little sister gets here on the 23rd so I hope to not have the baby before then. 

Good luck Lisanne. I just had the urge to kind of finalize my bag today. Maybe its a sign, maybe not but at least it is ready!

post #40 of 54
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Originally Posted by TIFF4NY View Post

Welp it looks like my time is up. I'm being admitted tomorrow evening for induction and will hopefully have the baby by Friday, which is my due date. I have the hypertension creeping back into play and with my thyroid issues making me "high risk" they gently suggested I do this instead of waiting. The max he would have let me go is to the 18th but I allowed to be admitted on the 11th. I'm feeling okay about it and I'm just anxious to have her here. Though it's not surprising that this morning I woke up leaky and nauseas. Maybe she'll come on her own before tomorrow night/Friday morning! 

 

eek good luck!! You'll do great, and I can't wait to see pictures!

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