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post #141 of 269
oh that is exciting!!
post #142 of 269
Thread Starter 
teehee!

Well, it IS kinda exciting, since it shows that I'm dilating, although I don't want to get too psyched about it. I also woke up with a few pretty major contractions last night, although pretty isolated.

No baby until the 23rd or later, though, I keep saying! Isabelle's bday is next sunday (exactly a week after mine, which is today) and I want her to have her special day first. This is, after all, going to be her last bday as the baby of the family.

Meanwhile, though, it would be really cool if I did a lot of dilating in advance. With Cullen, I was in labor all night to get to 3 cm, and with Isabelle, I don't know exactly, but was only about 1 cm dilated a few days before her birth. By self-check, I might be about 2 cms dilated.
post #143 of 269
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I really do think it is exciting. I remember when I started losing my plug (that sounds so gross!) with Noah and I thought it was the coolest thing. I called my husband into the bathroom and showed it to him. :LOL

I hope you have a great day!
post #144 of 269
Thread Starter 
ROTFLMAO!!!

And what did dh say to that?

thanks for the bday wishes!
post #145 of 269
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Originally Posted by plantmommy


Well, I never thought I'd be happy about long, stringy gobs of beige-y mucus on the TP, but yay! It is likely still weeks away from baby-day, but things are goin' on down there!


YEAH!!! I keep praying I see that everytime I go to the bathroom!! Last time I lost my plug it was only three days till I had my baby...you could be anyday now!!


And Happy Birthday!!! :


Caroline
post #146 of 269
Quote:
Originally Posted by chrissy
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I really do think it is exciting. I remember when I started losing my plug (that sounds so gross!) with Noah and I thought it was the coolest thing. I called my husband into the bathroom and showed it to him. :LOL
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I showed my mom...it scared me the first time. She was like "Yeah, that's your mucas plug..." and it didn't phase her the slightest.

Caroline
post #147 of 269
Chrissy,

I lost my plug the day before Paityn was born and I did the exact same thing you did - called DH in to see it, then I called a bunch of friends to tell them. I was so excited! That never happened with Riley so even all the small stuff was a totally new experience.
post #148 of 269
:LOL I think my dh thought it was pretty nasty. He wasn't nearly as excited as I was. Good to know I'm not the only one.
post #149 of 269

35 wks 6 days

"Mucous" is wonderful, isn't it??? It is exciting now, and it was exciting when we were trying to time ovulation/sex for conception, LOL...

I do NOT plan to show dh. He would NOT be amused.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

And to Paitlyn next week!

I had my first thick mucousy TP last week, but I guess it was just from my internal exam by the thick handed doctor. :

Happy day to you all!
post #150 of 269

37w 4d

Also on the mucous alert here!
Had some yesterday that was tinged with blood.
Not quite the full blown plug that came out when I was pg with Donny, though. I called DH into the bathroom to see that one, and he just about died, and asked that I never show him anything remotely like that again! LOL!

I have been having contactions about every 10-20 minutes since last night at about 8:00, but they only last about 20 seconds. They happen when I sit, and when I lay down.
Hmmmm.

TMI ALERT:

I have also found out that my dh is afraid to have sex right now. I tried, believe me. He just doesn't feel right about it. Whatever.
At least he's still cuddly, and interested in *some* foreplay, but doesn't want to seal the deal, ya know? He's into my boobs these days. My nipples have never been quite this...ummmmm....out there and big? Maybe bf will be a success this time?
I keep telling him that all I want him for at this point is his prostaglandins!
post #151 of 269
Thread Starter 
Savannah, that does not sound like a fun internal.

Nobody has been "down there" but me and dh.

3under3, when I lost my plug with ds, it was in the toilet at the hospital, and apparently all at once. I was horrified myself, and told my OB there was a big huge glob of bloody SOMETHING in the toilet. LOL! So, I can't blame your dh too much for not being real into seeing it.

Maybe if you took a more romantic approach, rather than a medical one??? Oh, and I've heard those prostaglandins DO work internally too, not just um... directly applied, so maybe you can do him a nice deed, and it would help you out, too. ; )

I'm getting a lot of strongish BH and am overall feeling a bit crampy and stuff. Let's send this baby vibes to wait a week! My dad and step-mom are coming over to celebrate my bday, and have a two-hour drive.
post #152 of 269
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3under3
TMI ALERT:

I have also found out that my dh is afraid to have sex right now. I tried, believe me. He just doesn't feel right about it. Whatever.
At least he's still cuddly, and interested in *some* foreplay, but doesn't want to seal the deal, ya know? He's into my boobs these days. My nipples have never been quite this...ummmmm....out there and big? Maybe bf will be a success this time?
I keep telling him that all I want him for at this point is his prostaglandins!

Oh, I totally know about that! My dh won't touch me, and I REALLY want to get this baby moving. He keeps saying "YOu don't want me, you just want to go into labor"...

Uh, DUH!!

Caroline
post #153 of 269
Plantmommy..I think you are going to be our first birth!!!

I hope you get all your things done first, but you know the baby will have a time schedule all its own...

Caroline
post #154 of 269

the baby is falling, the baby is falling



You all are very funny today!

I woke up this morning and I could BREATHE. Kid seems to have dropped overnight. The pressure on my pubic bone and round ligaments is major but I seem to be in a better mood overall. Perhaps it was because I slept better?

Happy Birthday plantmommy!!!!!!

j
post #155 of 269
Thread Starter 
Well, it all seems to have subsided a bit, which is good! not sooner than the 23rd, baby!

Jen, glad you can breathe better. I'm familiar with the pelvic pressure!
post #156 of 269
Wow, you guys are getting so close! It's hard to believe! I really think that I have at least another month to go, but at this point I'd be comfortable still having the baby at home, since we've completed 35 weeks. Yay!

Baby is head down again and I'm feeling pretty good, except for being a little short of breath. Feels like my lungs are compressed, and the heat makes it worse, but thankfully it has started to cool off a little! I hope the trend continues!

Re: sex, with our first my husband was also a little weird about it, he was afraid it was going to hurt the baby. After the midwife cleared that up, he was better about it. Now (on our fourth baby!) we finally both understand that there is a very good biological reason I want him now, and that is because the body knows that sex and foreplay and affection are all things that facilitate hormone production. And research indicates that those things also create more receptors for those hormones. So theoretically, the more he puts out the easier time I have birthing!
post #157 of 269
: Plantmommy! Hope you had a great day! And I'm sending you some vibes until the 23rd!

Everyone is getting there so soon! Wait! This is all happening so fast all of a sudden. I'm not until the end of Sept. but 5 1/2 weeks just seems like a blink of an eye at the moment. And then on some days it seems like an eternity...

I'm feeling pretty *full* I think this one has looong legs. My heartburn is incessant and I have no patience at all. And I just want to go to a pool all day.

Oh my, I still have so much to do.

And my sister is due in just over three weeks! Maybe that's why I'm panicing. It's like I'm having two births.
post #158 of 269
Well, I did lose a big chunk of mucous plug today, so that was kind of exciting.
Dh of course didn't think so!
Not only do I want to have him to maybe kick things up a notch, but I actually am kinda......horny?

Sheesh, it's been over 5 weeks!
We stopped at 32 weeks when my cervix started dilating.
Now that I'm almost 38 weeks and dilated, it's time again!
post #159 of 269
Hi mamas. I never get around to posting much but I read it all! Since we're already talking about mucous plugs. . how long can you walk around without one? I just got back to NJ on Fri. and I want to pack this week and leave for Va. with the girls on Sat. I don't want the baby to come before we move!!! Last night I think I lost some of my plug. You would think I would know since I'm on the 3rd baby but I had my membranes stripped with Cecile(necer again) and I never lost it with T. It must have come out when they broke my water or when she was born. I did see tiny pieces in the tub I labored in. If I go into labor I may have dh drive us to Va. and come back himself! I really don't want to travel with the baby.

I stopped seeing my midwife in NJ a long time ago! They were much to 'medical' for me. I will have a home birth at my grandma's house in Va. I've totally lost track of how many weeks I am - I think around 36. My due date is the 13th. Anyone want to guess?

PLEASE stay in baby - just 7 more days!!!
post #160 of 269
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Originally Posted by plantmommy
All new discomfort as of last night: this baby has learned how to effectively pull my so-called "ab" muscles (or the excuse for them that exists at this point) just by being in the right (wrong) position! I was getting a muscle pulled which is at the top of my abs, like just under my ribs, and runs from the center, solar plexis to the side.

YOWCH!

And, despite all the, um... physical challenges, I'm going to miss pregnant sex. :
Just curious, did this pain start with sexual activity? I just recently have started having a new pain. Hear that, i'm even calling it PAIN, not a sensation! :
It started after having overly rambunctious sex. It feels like a pulled muscle, sort of a pinching sensation, up high by my ribs. So the next time we made love, i was really careful and gentle and it still hurt afterwards!!!
does this mean sex is the culprit!!!! :
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