Had a pretty good nights sleep without contractions. Woke up to some strong belly cinchers. Looking forward to seeing the chiropractor today. I was reading up on baby positioning last night. My first boy is LOT because he is staring at my right hip. My doula thinks that could be why the contractions aren't as effective to get my cervix open. I will give it a try and see.
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I have been feeling very sore lately too. I think its the baby streching.
Good luck to all the ladies in labor or being induced. Please do share ur stories.
Siro, that sounds like some great movement toward getting your baby out.
AFM, I went to the chiropractor today. It felt great to have my pelvis adjusted, then my back and neck adjusted. Then she flipped me over and massaged my belly for awhile and released the tension in the muscles surrounding my belly. I am hoping that this will put William, my presenting baby, into a good position to put pressure on my cervix and get labor going. Went shopping for an hour with my mom because I figured that walking will help jiggle the baby around. Now I am home sitting on my exercise ball.
Getting very nervous and anxious about our decision to induce tomorrow. I just want tomorrow to be over. Dropped the kids off at my parents (1hr15min away) so tomorrow is the day. Prayers, good birth thoughts, etc. appreciated! I'll be thinking about and praying for all of the ladies here still waiting.
Lilac, I have my fingers crossed for you!
AFM, I think I'm experiencing that wonderful prodomal labor hell. I've been having crampy contractions that are uncomfortable to down right painful since Sunday night, but they're not consistent enough for me to believe labor is close to starting. Plus I think baby is still somewhat high up. I hate to admit it but I'm somewhat happy that our girls will be with our exes starting Friday. I'm really looking forward to being able to lounge around and not have to worry about dealing with them for a week. I've just wanted to stay in bed all day today.
That sounds great, Court! hope you are recovering well, and congratulations!!!
Taryn- will definitely be thinking/praying for you tomorrow. Hope it all goes beautifully.
Today for me: more mucus plug, lots of totally un-contraction-like, non progressing, not particularly painful cramps. And heavy. I can't even fathom two, Lilac and twin-bearers. Can't even fathom.
Congratulations Court. Enjoy your babymoon!
Taryn, hope your induction is going well.
Roisin, I hope something happens for you soon.
I really thought last night that I was in early labor because all night long the contractions got stronger and stronger, but then I fell asleep and they didn't wake me up again. Ugh. It does feel like the kicks are in a different place than before, so I think the chiropractor adjustments did allow my babies to reposition themselves. Hopefully the first baby is in the best position possible to exit. Planning to go walking again today and see I can get the baby moving down some more.
I don't think I'll make it to my next appointment. I'm sure I'll have this baby either this weekend, or early next week. Fingers crossed!
Good luck today Taryn!! I hope you're holding your baby soon.
I'm now beginning day 4 of prodromal labor. I woke up at 3 am having more crampy contractions and I was uncomfortable so I got out of bed and came downstairs to sit on my ball and spent some time on my hands and knees. I think she's in a bad position or can't seem to settle into a position and stay that way because I keep feeling her butt move from the left side of my abdomen to the right. I finally went back up to bed at 4:45 where I continued to have contractions, but I must have been dozing off between them as I actually felt fairly rested when my alarm went off at 7:15. Still having the contractions and trying to ignore them as I get DD ready and off to school. My mw is coming at 11 and we'll do a NST (yes, she has the machine and is bringing it to my house!) I'm really curious if these "contractions" will show up on the monitor. She's dropping off the birth kit including the pool kit as well. I so want to set that bad boy up right now so I can just soak in it. We need to do a test run, right?
Hope things get better for you Taryn and things get going for you soon.
Been having belly clenchers and back pain and sort of that "I am getting my period" feeling since 2 p.m. Hoping it keeps going and gets more intense. All the walking in the grocery store was good. A few of the belly clenchers made me stop in my tracks. Haven't been timing them yet.