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post #21 of 63
Birthdate: I'll guess about April 10th.
Length of labor: from when it turns "serious" to when the baby is born, no more than 6 hours.
Length of pushing: 10 minutes, tops!
Gender: Wild guess... I'll say a boy!
Weight: At least 8 lbs, probably closer to 9...
Length: I don't know this measurement for any of my children!

This is my 3rd, so I figure it will go a little faster, but I kept it the same as the last, as far as length of labor, just to be on the safe side. My girls have both been late, so that's why I think I'll go a week past my due date. As far as weight goes, I think this one is bigger and I'm kind of hoping for a boy (although I don't *really* care either way!) and so I'll go with a little heavier, too.

As far as pushing goes, I plan on waiting until I feel the "urge" to push, if I can. I have never felt that before! In the hospital, I was always told to hop up on the bed and start pushing as soon as I was fully dilated, so this time, I hope to just rest and wait for that "uncontrollable urge" to push that some people describe.

We'll see how it turns out - I hope it is as easy as I am envisioning!!
post #22 of 63
Date: March 27 (based upon quickening chart -- actual edd 4/12)
Length of Labor: 6 hrs at least
Gender: Positively a girl
Weight: 6lbs 13 oz
Length: 19-1/2 inches
Either red or blonde hair and blue eyes.

Everyone keeps telling me that first time moms always go past their due date, but she dropped over a month ago and I've been having nonstop contractions for nearly a week....My bag's packed already.
post #23 of 63
Birthdate: March 10, sometime in the evening
Length of labor: 26 hrs from water breaking (mine are all long)
Length of pushing: 3 ctx worth
Gender: We know it's a boy
Weight: 5 lb 15 oz
Length: 18 1/2 inches.

I feel like he's coming soon. I think my water will break tomorrow. Maybe because I've had it stuck in my head that I need to make it to 34 wks and tomorrow is 34 wks.
post #24 of 63
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Originally Posted by pfamilygal
I feel like he's coming soon. I think my water will break tomorrow. Maybe because I've had it stuck in my head that I need to make it to 34 wks and tomorrow is 34 wks.
I hope you can keep baking that baby awhile longer! Sending you lots of good luck vibes if something does happen soon. Are you having any signs of impending labor?
post #25 of 63
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Originally Posted by moosemommy
I wondered if you were thinking the full moon! I will sooo be thinking of you that night.....
Awww thanks! I'll be thinking of you too! Maybe we'll both have our babies then
post #26 of 63
: You all have feelings about this????

Maybe cause it is my first, and my best bet is always to take it as it comes...I just don't.

The only thing is I don't think I will be late, more like around the 11th. But no clue how long labor will be...no clue how big baby will be...pretty sure it's a girl (per the u/s) ...

Just sort of waiting and seeing.
post #27 of 63
This is my first pregnancy so I do not know what to think. However, in the back of my mind, I am going to either be at work or driving and my water is going to break. My husband is not going to answer is phone immediately, so I am going to drive myself to the hospital and he will meet me there. I think it is going to happen on March 28th, which is the day that he has something major going on at work. I think I am going to labor for 12 hours. I think my husband will not know what to do, but what he does during the labor will be just what I need. Then our baby boy is going to come out, I won't tear and he will latch on immediately. I guess this is more of what I hope will happen then what I predict. I do think that I am not going to be home when my water breaks. As long as I am not in school, then I am fine.
post #28 of 63
Mike&Toribaby, you know only a few women begin labor with their water breaking. For most it starts with contractions with membranes intact, and the membranes don't break until well into active labor. Let's hope this happens for you (and me) - a lot less painful that way!

And to add my contribution to this thread - I guess I'm either too superstitious or too science-minded to make predictions. All I can do is a fantasy scenario:

I feel fine throughout my last 7 weeks and work up until the very end. I labor like my mom did with me - nothing stronger than a strong menstrual cramp and getting to 7 cm in 7 hours. All my Bradley prep pays off and I feel fine and it's fun and exciting, although hard work. I go to the hospital after transition ends to avoid the triage (hospital is 5 blocks away and I get a half hour break after transition to make this possible). Baby slides out and is healthy and beautiful. I have no tears. I dance to the recovery room with baby in my arms and all the epi ladies see me and think they will try natural next time. I luck into a private room and dh can stay with us. We hang around adoring the baby for 12 hours and then we walk home with db in a sling.
post #29 of 63
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Originally Posted by Citykid
Mike&Toribaby, you know only a few women begin labor with their water breaking. For most it starts with contractions with membranes intact, and the membranes don't break until well into active labor. Let's hope this happens for you (and me) - a lot less painful that way!
I was sure that labor wouldn't begin with my water breaking with BeanBean. Turns out I was wrong.

My predictions:

My water will break sometime in the early evening on the 30th of March. I'll have no signs of labor at all before that, but afterwards I'll have contractions which will eventually work their way into being labor. Baby will be born in the bathtub on the 4th of April, 7 lbs 14 oz, 21". Labor will be long and agonizingly painful, but I will be stubborn and refuse to tell Mike that I even suspect labor until I'm in the bathtub.

Although I have this recurring dream that I'm talking to my mom and she says, "You're in labor," and I keep telling her that I can't be in labor becuase it doesn't hurt. Then I feel sick, run to the bathroom thinking that I have to poop, sit down on the toilet and out slides the baby. Ah, that'd be nice... no pain...
post #30 of 63
First off -

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Originally Posted by nighten
Everyone keeps telling me that first time moms always go past their due date, but she dropped over a month ago and I've been having nonstop contractions for nearly a week....My bag's packed already.
My DD (my first baby) was two weeks early, so no, first timers don't *always* go over their due dates!

As for me...

Birthdate: April 14th around noon-ish (EDD May 2nd but have had strong feelings of April 14th and even a couple of 4/14 dreams...)
Length of labor: 7 hours (hopefully! LOL)
Length of pushing: 30 minutes?
Gender: Not sure. Keep wavering back and forth on my vibes... At THIS moment, I am thinking boy...
Weight: 5 lb 10 oz
Length: 18 1/2 inches.

This is how I envision it - whether it happens this way or not, I don't know, but I have been visualizing it in hopes! LOL I wake up in the early morning hours of the 14th having contractions. I get out of bed and take a shower and labor quietly alone until my DH's alarm goes off for work. I tell him when he gets up that I am pretty sure I am in labor. He goes to take his shower. When he gets out I let him know that this is for sure it. He calls his boss while I call our friend who will be watching our DD for us. DH gets DD out to the car and we head off. We drop DD off at our friend's house and head to the hospital, me calling my mom on the way. We get to the hospital and I labor a little while longer and then my healthy baby is born...

I hope my visualizing works!

Kerri
post #31 of 63
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Originally Posted by celestialdrmrmama
I hope you can keep baking that baby awhile longer! Sending you lots of good luck vibes if something does happen soon. Are you having any signs of impending labor?
Yup, diarrhea, ctx that hurt in my back (in my experience bh don't hurt in back), and spotting. So I think it's soon. All mine have been early - my latest was 36 wks. And my last two started with spontaneous rupture of membranes.
post #32 of 63
I saw this on the March DDC and thought it was a cute idea. We make predictions for what we think our labor/birth will be like. I'll go first:

Birthdate: 4/11
Length of labor: 13 hours from first noticeable contraction
Baby's gender (if you don't already know!): a girl, I think.
Baby's weight: 9 lbs. 2 oz.
Baby's length: 20 inches

I will start early labor while at work. Will head home early around 1:30 pm, thinking that something may be happening and wanting to get some rest. Will rest and labor alone for a few hours, before convincing myself that this is the real thing. Around 6 pm will call doula, midwife and Dh to be on their way. Everyone will arrive around 9 pm and baby will be born at 3:30 in the morning after an hour of pushing. The birth will be witnessed by Dh, Ds, midwife and doula.
post #33 of 63
My first was born at 37w3days, and that's only because nobody was listening to me; if they had been, he'd have been born around 36w5d.
post #34 of 63
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Originally Posted by eilonwy
My first was born at 37w3days, and that's only because nobody was listening to me; if they had been, he'd have been born around 36w5d.
???

Splain please. Did you have pre-eclampsia or something at 36w5? :
post #35 of 63
My blood pressure had changed enough to qualify me as having preecclampsia at that point, and I was in agonizing pain after my water broke, but nobody believed me and the doctor was sick of seeing me by then and told me not to come in. "You'd *know* if your water had broken, there's always a gush." LIE!!

Because she wouldn't listen to me, I spent an extra week at home. During that time I got sick and so did BeanBean (he passed meconium just before I actually went to the hospital). He ended up spending a week in NICU because this woman was mean and didn't like me. Meanwhile, if I'd gone in earlier I probably would have ended up with a c-section, but no NICU time and a shorter, much much easier recovery for both of us.
post #36 of 63


That sucked!
post #37 of 63
Hmmm....... Didn't want to do this at first, but now having feelings about when the baby will come.

Due Date: 4/16
Birthdate: First week of April ~ around the 4th
Length of labor: 8 hours
Baby's gender (if you don't already know!): boy we think
Baby's weight: between 7 and 8 lbs
Baby's length: 20 inches

I'm measuring ahead and I really feel this baby will come early and not stay in until my due date. My mom says my water probably won't break because neither her nor my sister had thier water break before going into labor. Even though this is my first baby nobody has labored very long in my family with thier babies. I think I will go into labor in early morning or the middle of the night and have the baby by noon.

We'll see how on or off I am on this. Good luck ladies!
post #38 of 63
Birthdate:due 4/26 I'll say 4/29
Length of labor: 7 hours
Length of pushing: 35-45 minutes
Gender: girl
Weight: 8lbs
Length: 20 inches


Allison
Mom to 4 daughters and ? due end of April
post #39 of 63
I still am averse to predicting (other than to say I don't really think it'll be soon-- but again, I could be wrong), but just had to get this off my chest. My boss (or one of my bosses, this being the government there are endless layers of authority) comes up to me today and asks me when I'm scheduled to go on leave-- I said the 14th (2 days before EDD by LMP) unless something happens before then. She said, oh, so does your doctor have any predictions, what does he say?

I had to pause and scratch my nose since this is a squirmy moment for me-- only one person at work really knows my home birth plans and I've asked her to keep it quiet, which she will I think and I've kept stuff about her birth quiet too. One other knows I'm seeing a midwife but I think she doesn't know about home birth. I have a strong instinct that keeping it mum is best for now anyway so I can GIP. The other squirm is from the "prediction" question-- when will people figure out that the only way a doctor can predict when a birth will happen is by induction or scheduling a c/s-- she wasn't implying that, but obviously she thinks they can voodoo an actual date or something. I just said "no" but that I personally didn't think it would be early (avoiding my temptation to launch into a lecture about doctors and their lack of metaphysical powers), and I'm still not going to mention mw unless I'm asked point blank if I'm seeing one, which no one is likely to ask. I was waiting for something like this b/c she asked my friend at work during her last weeks about how many cm she was dialated and whether things were "happening". I still haven't decided what I'm going to tell her if she asks me-- first choice is 1) That's kind of a personal question I'd rather not answer, it makes me uncomfortable (probably the best) or 2) I don't know b/c I'm not having any VAGINAL exams until active labor (stress on the word "vaginal" which often makes people shut up). Of course, with option 2, she might ask me why and so on b/c she might just be one of those people whom the word vaginal does not shut up.

Sigh. She's never had kids and won't so I know some of it just is strange and interesting to her, and b/c she's my boss I can't be snarky but I do find the meddling tiresome and am just waiting for it to get worse, not just from her, although I've already told another woman here who asked where I'm delivering that I decided not to discuss my birth plans and she seemed to take it okay.
post #40 of 63
First timer here, too, with no clue...but my sister had a dream that my labor was 45 minutes, so I'll take that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I guess baby will be around 7 lbs, born sometime during the week after my due date (4/19). Possibly the 23rd, which is my sister's birthday and a scary lot of people in my family have birthdays ending in 3 (including me). I suppose it could be the 13th, as well, since it's a full moon...

Mary
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