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post #41 of 438
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Originally Posted by Voondrop View Post

Jr's mom, that's neat that your water breaks before hand. I know it's the least likely scenario but it's the one I keep picturing for myself though mine has never broken until pushing begins. It would be nice to not have a doubt.

 

Actually it was more of a curse to have my water break as it put me "on the clock" with my care providers.  I ended up with cs both times even though neither the baby nor I were in distress.  They just scared me into worrying about infection or thinking my body wasn't progressing properly. I only wish I had known better then.  Some people go days or weeks with their water broken and sometimes it reseals.  In fact with my second, I had 2 bags which I didn't know until close to 24 hours later when they broke it too.  I think the water intact helps with baby's positioning. 

post #42 of 438
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Originally Posted by jr'smom View Post

 

Actually it was more of a curse to have my water break as it put me "on the clock" with my care providers.

 

My water broke to start labor last time, and I agree. Although I didn't worry about it too much, I know it was stressful for my midwife, and led to her having to check me even though I didn't want to be checked. I've pretty much resolved to not tell my midwife if my water breaks early, to protect her from legal ramifications and protect me from transfer (which I easily avoided last time). I will tell her that it broke, but I might delay the time. It's a hard decision because I hate to lie, but it seems the best option given the circumstances. I hope my water doesn't break early this time, though.

 

p.s. One great thing about my water breaking early last time is that I had severe PUPPS, and almost the moment my water broke, the itching stopped!

post #43 of 438

Sky and Lavender, excellent idea on waiting to tell the midwife to protect her from legal stuff. I know I've read in my midwife textbook that there isn't any reason to be concerned for up to 4 days after the water breaks if you are otherwise well and you don't put stuff in the vagina (avoid vag exams.) Thankfully, my water has never broken until I was in labor. So, hopefully it'll be the same.

post #44 of 438

It's the full moon, Ladies!! Which Baby wants to come out tonight? love.gif

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I was
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Originally Posted by RaeRae1109 View Post

It's the full moon, Ladies!! Which Baby wants to come out tonight? love.gif
I was *just* coming here to post the exact same thing! Chances are someone will go into labor tonight- though hopefully not me as I'm only 34 weeks :-)
post #46 of 438
Things are moving- slowly..... Lots of cntx but no pattern, mucus discharge and I pooped!! TMI? Maybe not ....
Also nesting- put bags in car, installed car seat, strung up birthing necklace and big sister necklace, had huge argument with DH, feel nausea, can't sleep (restless)....
Waiting to see.
post #47 of 438
Adding cntx are stimulating my cervix, bizarre I can feel it.
post #48 of 438
And then no update for 5 hours. Hoping that means you're laboring now or got some sleep. Mama!!
post #49 of 438
Ooh, fingers crossed for some early (full-term) June babies!

Anyone doing the EPO thing? I just started it last night (and as a former waitress I keep calling it EVOO--extra virgin olive oil--LOL)
post #50 of 438
Got some sleep- finally. Ugh but I feel so ummmmm juicy? I am really ready for something. Feeling terrible but realized my glucose level was low last night.
post #51 of 438
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Originally Posted by amlikam View Post

Got some sleep- finally. Ugh but I feel so ummmmm juicy? I am really ready for something. Feeling terrible but realized my glucose level was low last night.

 



Hope you're feeling better, or at least feeling how you need to feel as the juiciness continues!

 

Last night in full moon, I was taking a walk and got caught in a surprise rainstorm! It was so nice. This could be tmi, but as I was having another round of cramps, I smelled a smell like my period might start soon. This morning, lots of strong stabbing pains in my cervix, and more cramps. More rain today, too.

post #52 of 438
Thread Starter 

yay! looks like we may be seeing some baby action soon!

I had an entire post written up before, but my phone ate it irked.gif...I'm just hanging out.  Signs are getting more intense bit by bit, but I still don't feel like it's going to happen soon.  I hope it does though...really, I'm not sure how much longer mentally I can keep up with this! OTOH, it's not horrible, I just feel ready.  Come on, baby!!!

post #53 of 438
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Originally Posted by BabySmurf View Post

yay! looks like we may be seeing some baby action soon!

I had an entire post written up before, but my phone ate it irked.gif...I'm just hanging out.  Signs are getting more intense bit by bit, but I still don't feel like it's going to happen soon.  I hope it does though...really, I'm not sure how much longer mentally I can keep up with this! OTOH, it's not horrible, I just feel ready.  Come on, baby!!!


Yay! Thinking of you!

I realized that last birth, I had no early signs, and then all of a sudden my water broke to start labor, so there was no doubt. This time, I'm feeling intensifying contractions, but they aren't so intense. There's no equivocal yes or no. I also, while relaxing to my hypnobabies scripts, keep feeling the baby sliding down. My imagination? Hmm. I got a little worried the bathrooms weren't clean and a few little things weren't done and sent my husband on a mission to do all this stuff, just in case. But chances are it's not going to be today. Right? Right. I'm not in a hurry. But I don't want to keep the little girl in if she's ready to come out. (Isn't 38.4 weeks a little early, though?)

post #54 of 438
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Originally Posted by sky_and_lavender View Post

(Isn't 38.4 weeks a little early, though?)

 

Not really. It's on the early side of normal. I had my first at 38. 

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Bring it on full moon! 39 weeks & 5 days, we're going to the homeschool dance to shake things up & see what happens.

post #56 of 438

Shake that Baby down and out Voondrop!!  Excited for all you ladies who are getting so close joy.gif

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Thread Starter 

Hope you had fun voodrop!

 

All of my early labor signs disappeared yesterday/last night eyesroll.gif...the good news is that I actually got to sleep though, so I feel SO much better!! I am 39 and 3 today, so really it can't be THAT much longer orngtongue.gif, and I feel a lot more at peace with things now that I have gotten some rest. 

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How exciting to read about everyone getting ready. I have been reading while I am unable to move( resting) on the couch. lol.  I am 39+3 days and I am ready anytime. My other two were 40+6 but were c-sections.  So far I  have been doing EPO, I had acupuncture earlier this week, sex , nipple stimulation, green Thai curry, walking. I felt icky, crampy this weekend and thought I may start something with the full moon and all these crazy weather patterns. But no. Just waiting.  I must say after my acupuncture I  have so much energy. I forgot how great that makes me feel. I will be going for another session on Tuesday. Thursday I have my appt with the midwife and I think she will swipe my membrane. 

I feel like this little man is trying to punch his way out. I am having the oddest pains/ feelings down there.  

 

I would like to make it to June cause my son has a birthday this month ( May 10)  and now I don't want a Memorial day baby either. Plus my oldest has end of grade testing this week and I don't want her to have to make it up. So hang in there my little one for a few more days. Like there is a perfect time.

 

I  am a little scared for it all to go down. It will be my first labor. I am nervous and trying not to rush it. I have been reading how some of ya'll and  some from May group have had false labor for a week or more. Oh gosh.  I am grateful to be reading all that everyone posts.  

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Is it strange that I feel like this Baby is getting smaller??  Is that part of dropping and lightening? My bump is shrinking, I don't feel as much pressure, it's really starting to weird me out a little bit.  Is that normal?  I surely don't feel like I'm growing daily, like I did up until a week ago. 

 

Been feeling better and better about no BH or any other signs of labor as I just talked to the hubby of a woman who gave birth on the 6th.  She didn't feel ANYTHING until she went into labor.  15hrs later there was a baby in her arms.

 

Wow.  I am going to have a baby in my arms so soon!!!!!!

post #60 of 438
This primordial labor is killing me!!! Argh. Last night I had a real good pattern/intensity for hours and now nothing!!! I'm going crazy, I am sure of it. ...... Really I am not sure I can do this for another 2 weeks- trying to do things to keep my mind off of it.
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