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post #121 of 749

I've been having a lot more BH today.  I think I too shall blame it on the full moon!

post #122 of 749

I am only at 35wks, but BH kept me up all night long.  I spent most of the night thinking of Skycheat, Crafty, and Calladona...  I don't know how you've survived as many weeks of prodromal labor as you have Calladona, I am a mess!  I hope the moon moves things along for you ladies, I am going to go hide in a dark room for awhile and try to get things calmed down on my end (and maybe have that glass of wine I recommended to Edelweiss)!

post #123 of 749
Maybe this makes my expectations too high but my due date is Friday, July 26th so I'm 39w 3d. I wouldn't be so impatient if this pregnancy felt like the last one but I'm having a ton of promising contractions that go nowhere. It makes me paranoid. On the 17th my cervix was starting to get ready (1cm, anterior and soft but long, baby's head as far down as cervix was letting it get) and I had a decent, productive labour with my first. This being my second and feeling so many painful but irregular contractions, I think there's a decent chance that labour could be fast since I could be walking around 3cm dilated by now.... Luckily the heat wave broke which helps a lot but the uncertainty is nerve wracking. With my first I had a few painless BH and then labour started suddenly and unmistakably after getting the gel. I'm ok going to my EDD but if I go a week late again, I'm not gonna be a happy camper! DH is a teacher and off for the summer do each day baby stays in is one day of pp help/support I'll be missing. We recently had in law drama and I'm just so done with everything. All I want is to start the recovery and adjustment process.
Ok I'm done griping. I'm not even post date but I've been a miserable gregnant mama since about week 30-32.
post #124 of 749
Hey, the end of pregnancy is hard. whether you want them in or out, there is stress and discomfort involved!

Edelweiss, was your spotting the other day red or brown?
post #125 of 749

Lots of contractions yesterday, not so many today thankfully. :)

 

Mama505, I think I'd be insane if it were constant, but so far, not too bad.  I've only had like 2 bouts of consistent painful contractions for any amount of time.  The rest of the time, I get anywhere from 0 to maybe 8 painful contractions in a day.  They hit randomly, which is annoying, but just one contraction is do-able.  It's just a bit of a mind game is all. ;)  I'm also blessed that I rarely get painful ones in the night...

 

skycheat, come on baby!!

post #126 of 749
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Originally Posted by skycheattraffic View Post

Maybe this makes my expectations too high but my due date is Friday, July 26th so I'm 39w 3d. I wouldn't be so impatient if this pregnancy felt like the last one but I'm having a ton of promising contractions that go nowhere. It makes me paranoid. On the 17th my cervix was starting to get ready (1cm, anterior and soft but long, baby's head as far down as cervix was letting it get) and I had a decent, productive labour with my first. This being my second and feeling so many painful but irregular contractions, I think there's a decent chance that labour could be fast since I could be walking around 3cm dilated by now.... Luckily the heat wave broke which helps a lot but the uncertainty is nerve wracking. With my first I had a few painless BH and then labour started suddenly and unmistakably after getting the gel. I'm ok going to my EDD but if I go a week late again, I'm not gonna be a happy camper! DH is a teacher and off for the summer do each day baby stays in is one day of pp help/support I'll be missing. We recently had in law drama and I'm just so done with everything. All I want is to start the recovery and adjustment process.
Ok I'm done griping. I'm not even post date but I've been a miserable gregnant mama since about week 30-32.

stalking you to see if you are in labor!!!!!!!!!!!!Thinking of you!

post #127 of 749
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stalking you to see if you are in labor!!!!!!!!!!!!Thinking of you!

LOL Tracyamber, I WISH!!! Nothing, zip, nada!! I think on Wednesday I'll tell the MW to reach up, grab something and pull lol
post #128 of 749
Same for me today skycheat. I think this full moon actually slowed any progress I'd been making. I actually slept- dare I say it- pretty well last night with only about 45 min of sleeplessness about 2:30. Hardly any BHs today, but baby is low and still getting tons of movement. My DH thinks it's the calm before the storm. Could be, but I'm not convinced.
post #129 of 749
It is really bizarre to not be counting down and watching symptoms! I almost feel jipped out of those last few weeks! redface.gif Then again, this has been a really rough 10 days, so I'm not sure which is easier - the end of pregnancy or recovering from a traumatic birth. At least a sweet little boy is snuggled up on my neck as I recover. love.gif

Anyway, weird to be disconnected from how everyone's doing! Can't wait to hear wonderful birth stories from each of you!!
post #130 of 749
I feel so far behind all of you. I think my baby is tucked in for the long haul. I'll just live vicariously....Go skycheat!! Go crafty!!!
Edited by songbirdsparkle - 7/23/13 at 6:18am
post #131 of 749
good morning August due daters! did the night bring on any good contractions for anyone? I've always woken up in labor, or at least knowing labor was coming within hours, maybe someone else experiences that, too.

sheltie- I think youlook way more pregnant than 3 months. The public is full of opinions! How far behind are you measuring?

crafty, skycheat- my husband told me last night that I should enjoy the last days of pregnancy, looking back, I'll miss it. Of course my initial reaction was annoyance! But he's so right. As amazing as holding your newborn and not being pregnant will feel, these are our last moments with these children growing in our bodies, feeling their little butts and feet squirming, attracting the attention of the public. Everyone recognizes the magic, the sacredness of the pregnant woman. right now you are a goddess.

afm- midwife estimates the baby is around 7lb, I asked for an exam, and am 50% effaced and 2-3cm, midline cervix. I am not due for another 3-4 weeks, and she says she guesses more like 2-3. We'll see. I think I'll go later, all the while dilating like I did last time, resulting in an hour long birth again. For now, I will focus on my own advice, and try to embody the goddess today.

looking forward to hearing from y'all today!
post #132 of 749
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Originally Posted by Banana731 View Post

Hey, the end of pregnancy is hard. whether you want them in or out, there is stress and discomfort involved!

Edelweiss, was your spotting the other day red or brown?


Red and pink. So I really don't think it was from the exam because I had red to brown from that Sat-Mon and then this came up Saturday. I will ask my OB in 4 hrs when I see him but I am guessing my cervix is continuing to dilate and efface even without a ton of painful ctx.

post #133 of 749
hang in there, edelweiss!
without ctx, usually even a very dilated cervix can keep the pregnancy going for another week or two, even with daily activity (walking, orgasms etc) Not the greatest news for ladies who want to have their babies like, yesterday! But for you and those boys, I'm hoping they stay put for you until 37+ Keep your feet up, lady! Thinking of you lots.
post #134 of 749

Right there with you Songbird- I think we are due around the same day. DS was pretty much on time so I dont expect anything different here (although i have had BH all morning today). 

post #135 of 749

Thanks emily11megan - very little walking here, just a few steps to the bathroom and back and definitely no orgasm. Haha. Even another week would make such a difference.

post #136 of 749
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Everyone recognizes the magic, the sacredness of the pregnant woman. right now you are a goddess.
Aaaaaaand now I'm crying. Beautifully stated. I am going to keep repeating this to myself in these last weeks of pregnancy.
post #137 of 749
Best wishes for babies to do what there supposed to, stay in longer and cook or push through to the air when it's time! Hugs to everyone in these final and tense weeks!
I'm 36 weeks today and have been having BH regularly for weeks now. At my appt today I'm 1cm and effaced about 50-60% which actually means nothing, lol! So hubby came home n we DTD about an hour ago and have had some stronger BH. I just wanna keep making that cervix ripen so when time comes it can open wide for baby!!!
post #138 of 749

Darn full moon...it served to get my body really warmed up for labor...only to then stop.  I am 38 weeks and not pushing to have baby ASAP or anything, but when it seems like its starting it is extremely frustrating when it totally stops.  The BH/early contractions I was having all day/evening were intense though which also served to remind me of how sobering, all-consuming, and tiring!, real labor is.  Which then also makes me less excited for Birth Day!!!  What a rollercoaster of emotions.

 

Thank God I had a good day today to break me out of my misery, I was so bummed this morning.  

post #139 of 749
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Aaaaaaand now I'm crying. Beautifully stated. I am going to keep repeating this to myself in these last weeks of pregnancy.

 

Me too. I didn't cry, but I read what you wrote over and over emily11megan. You're absolutely right. In the times when I don't feel just enormously uncofmortable and lumbering, I do think: I am a badass--making LIFE! :)

post #140 of 749
I had a membrane sweep this morning at 39+3 (oh dear God! I had forgotten that it was REALLY uncomfortable) and then started having some hard contractions about an hour later. I thought I was in labor, but then I laid down and took a nap. shrug.gif I think it was just maybe residual cramping from the sweep. I really would love for this baby to come ASAP and my doctor said he can't imagine a more favorable cervix for it (very far anterior so he could feel baby's soft spot, ~5 cm dilated, 80-90% effaced) and he was very surprised I hadn't had baby yet. BUT, if it doesn't work out, I am committed to just waiting this out. But seriously, it's go time, y'all!
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