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post #41 of 63
I guessed the date and time (20 min. off) and weight/height/hair color of DS, so we'll see if I am right this time!


Birthdate: Easter Sunday, April 16th at 6:55pm
Length of labor: 12 hours
Length of pushing: 45 minutes
Gender: boy
Weight: 9 lbs. 3 oz.
Length: 21 inches

I think my labour will begin in the early morning and build gradually. I hope to arrive at the hospital a little before transition so my midwife can help me through it and I think the end will be intense. I am hoping there is no meconium this time so I can nurse right away.
post #42 of 63
My guess is either April 12th, early afternoon or late April 16. My sister swore dd was going to be born on her birthday and she was... almost to the minute. But she doesn't have any predictions on this one.
post #43 of 63
Birthdate: 3/24
Length of labor: One hour.
Baby's gender: ultrasound said girl..if we are going by the Shettles method then definately girl.
Baby's weight: 8lbs 10oz
Baby's length: 20 inches long
post #44 of 63
I TOTALLY missed out on this thread! I'll add mine. I have reading everyones'!

Birthdate: April 18, 24, 27 or May 9 in the early evening
Length of labor: 9 hours
Length of pushing: no pushing here, we're Hypnobirthing, second stage will last about 90 minutes.
Gender: boy
Weight: 7 lbs 2 oz
Length: 19 inches

I'm feeling a lot of 9s with this baby... the date and time will somehow be related to 9s (at nine or add up to 9 or be divisible, KWIM?) I am DEFINATELY feeling boy and I'm hoping for the later dates as I want this pregnancy to last forever!

I'm thinking that I will see my acupuncturist in the morning on one of those dates and she will do treatments that will send me slowly into labor. By noon, I will realize what is going on and head to the birth center and just a few hours later our baby will be born!
post #45 of 63
This is my very first mothering post! I have been reading the boards for months now, and I am finally ready to post. Here goes:

Birthdate: Due on April 20th or April 28th depending on who you ask-
I think he'll get here April 27th. My guess is I'll wake up with contractions in the very early hours of the morning on the 27th.

Length of labor: Since it is my first, I assume that from the time I wake up and realize I'm having painful-ish contractions, it'll be about 12 hours. DP seems to think that I'll have a really fast and furious labor. I suppose we'll see- he's pretty insightful sometimes.

Length of pushing: I think I'll get a break between being complete and pushing, and the whole thing will probably take an hour or less.

Gender: Boy- confirmed multiple times by ultrasound, and I have seen it for myself

Weight: 9 lbs 3 oz

Length: 22.5- 23 inches
post #46 of 63
Birthdate: EDD - 17 April (DH's Bday!), my prediction... 25 April
Length of labor: Hmm... assuming long. I am going for a VBAC, and never went into labor at all with DS, who was born via semi-emergency Csec - 2 weeks late and after 4 days of various induction techniques with CNW
Length of pushing: No clue. In many ways I am a first time birthing MOM to be!
Gender: we didn't find out, but I think I might have (not on purpose) seen "female" on my 20 week u/s screen, but that may have been referring to me?? But, how many "males" have prenatal u/s screenings??? It'll still be a surprise, and unlike with DS, I have had ZERO dreams or inklings about Babe #2's gender. DS is convinced it's a BOY that I'm carrying, so that's what I have to go on at the momen!?
Weight: 9 pounds
Length: 20 inches

Hoping the body goes into labor on its own this time, or another Csection is on the horizon, SIGH, as they will not (thankfully!) try to induce.

We will all know fairly soon. How crazy is that?!
Cheers,
post #47 of 63
Bump for comparisons to actual birth dates. I'm still thinking (hoping) for April 10th.
post #48 of 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by eilonwy
I 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.
Well, I was way off. My labor did not begin with my water breaking, but with most spectacular vomiting and diarrhea. Bella was born by c-section, so no bathtub (though I did labor in the bathtub at home for several hours), and on the 29th of March. She was 6 lbs, 1 oz, 18". Labor wasn't terribly painful before I wussed out, but I did get very, very tired....
post #49 of 63
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by love_homebirthing
Birthdate: 4/8
Length of labor: 12 minutes for the first baby, 23 minutes (from the start) for the 2nd baby
Baby's gender (if you don't already know!): a girl born first then a boy
Baby's weight: 8 lb 3 oz & 8 lb 4 oz
Baby's length: 20 inches long (each)

I think my labor will go so quick that I'll either be entirely alone, or home alone with just my kids. I feel that my dh will miss it, as will the mw's. I *hope* for a waterbirth but I can envision myself on my knees in sort of a squat on the floor in my bathroom giving birth (but that might be b/c I've seen that UC twin homebirth video too many times ).
Actual Stats:

Birthdate: 3/26
Length of labor: 45 min for the first baby, 3 hours 14 minutes (from the start) for the 2nd baby
Baby's gender: 2 boys
Baby's weight: 6lb14oz & 7lb13oz
Baby's length: 20" & 21"

Labor *was* very quick but everyone made it on time (although dh got home only about 10 minutes before the first birth). First baby was born in the water and 2nd was born on my bed with me sitting upright on my knees.

I think had I gone to 39 weeks like I thought then my weights would have been a lot closer.
post #50 of 63
Birth Prediction:

Either Monday April 10th/ Tuesday the 11th, or Monday April17th/ Tuesday April 18th. edd is April 14th, but I have always given birth on a monday or tuesday.

Water breaking (I hope) so that I'll know for sure that this is it. 45 mins of hard labor and 5 minutes of pushing (maybe I'll stay in the bathtub this time). Born early morning around 3am. Homebirth. Dh and midwives are all there on time.

Healthy baby boy, my smallest baby to date at 7lbs. 12 oz. and 21.5" long.

Now I just have to wait and see...
post #51 of 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by celestialdrmrmama
Date: Right now I'm thinking labor will start on March 14th (next tuesday) which is the day I'm 37 weeks and also a full moon. DH kept accidently telling people my due date was April 7th, so I think that is what he is thinking. MIL is "absolutely sure" the baby will be born 3/19 in the middle of the night
Length of Labor: 6 hrs- last 2 hours more intense and midwife only there for the last hour.
Gender: boy (what the u/s said)
Weight: if next week I think: 6lbs 4oz, if born on 4/7 I think 7lbs 12oz
Length: 21 inches

I was actually just thinking about this all last night! I really wouldn't mind if he came early....
HAHAHA yeah right This baby will probably end being born in April of 2010 the way I'm going : Okay, sorry I'm kinda a bit crabby My new guess is April 12th and that he will be around 8lbs+
post #52 of 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by nighten
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.
Actual stats:

Date: April 5
Length of labor: 21 hours
Gender: A girl!
Weight: 6lbs 6oz
Length: 19-1/2 inches
Blonde hair and blue eyes
post #53 of 63

Here we go..

OK..

Date: April 14th (what I would like, my others boys bdays have a pattern and this date follows it)
Time: Before sunrise
Weight: 7lbs
Length: 20 ish "
Labor time: from deciding ok this is it lets go...3-5 hours
Push time: 10-15 minutes
Hair and eyes: what i would love...brown and brown....what I will get....blonde and blue...

We shall see...

My 4 year old has guess the 14th and the 11th (one)(one) as he says it..and Dh says he belives one of those...

s
post #54 of 63
to compare actual births with birth predictions.
post #55 of 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by PinkPixie
Birth Prediction:

Either Monday April 10th/ Tuesday the 11th, or Monday April17th/ Tuesday April 18th. edd is April 14th, but I have always given birth on a monday or tuesday.

Water breaking (I hope) so that I'll know for sure that this is it. 45 mins of hard labor and 5 minutes of pushing (maybe I'll stay in the bathtub this time). Born early morning around 3am. Homebirth. Dh and midwives are all there on time.

Healthy baby boy, my smallest baby to date at 7lbs. 12 oz. and 21.5" long.

Now I just have to wait and see...
ACTUAL BIRTH:

Date: started on Tuesday April 11th (as predicted) born at 1:25am Wednesday April 12th.
Labour: Water broke as predicted, 2h25 minutes in all, 2 minutes of pushing. Did not stay in the bath, gave birth on my knees.
Time of birth: 1:25am
Type of birth: Homebirth, midwives were not all there on time, midwife #2 arrived after the birth LOL!!
Baby: BOY, blond with blue eyes like the rest of the family.
Weight/length: 8lbs 1oz (so not my smallest baby) and 22" long (tall like ds#2):
post #56 of 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by txgal
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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.
Boy was I wrong, the only thing I guessed right was the sex.

Actual Stats:

Birthdate: 4/05
Length of labor: 60 hours from first noticeable contraction
Baby's gender : a girl
Baby's weight: 8 lbs. 52 oz.
Baby's length: 20.5 inches

Labor started on sunday night at 10pm, baby arrived 10:20 wednesday morning. Pushed for 3 hours.
post #57 of 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by pique

Actual Due Date: April 24th
Date of birth: April 24th, 3:30am - It simply will be the 24th. I'm born on the 24th of the month, so is DS#1, and so is DS #2! DH thinks I'm crazy to be so confident about it

Length of labor: I'll be happy with 2-3 hours active labor
Gender of baby: Girl (Just a guess!)
Weight of baby: 7 pounds, 8 ounces
Length of baby: 20.5"

I'm picturing a calmer, slower birth than last time (2.5 hours) laboring at home, deep in the night in the bath & shower with awesome support and quiet strength of my DH.
Well, I got the calmer, nightime birth I was hoping for (and my husband was fabulous) but everything else was wrong!

Actual date of birth: April 11th, 1:59am
Length of labor: 1 hour, 59 minutes (from first contraction)
Gender of baby: Boy
Weight of baby: 7 pounds
Length of baby: 18.5"
post #58 of 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by KittyKat
EDD 4/8
Actual date: I have this weird funny feeling like it might be earlier, but it would be cool if this one comes on 4/8 because we have 2 kids with 30th b-days, 2 with 1st of the month b-days, and one with an 8th b-day, so this would make two of each date LOL! Silly, yes, but fun.
Labor: Once I am *sure* I am in labor I predict 5 hours or less. My water won't break until I am pushing spontaneously, if it breaks at all. I'd love to have one born "in the caul."
Gender: This is a girl, she has dark hair, and dark eyes (based on a "birth dream" I had a while back, and on gut feelings about gender)
Weight: IF the "early" thing happens, probably around 5-6 pounds, but if she waits until the EDD or past, 7 pound-ish.
Length: 20"

She will FINALLY settle down and stop flipping, coming out headfirst. I will push her out easily and gently, lifting her up to my chest. I will look down into her wide dark eyes, and she will be pink and warm and amazing. After a few moments of pure bliss, I will look down to see if my guess about her gender was right.
Kathryn
Well, except for the part about the date, I was pretty close LOL!
Birth day: April 20th, 41 weeks 5 days!
Labor: 5 hours from first contraction to birth. 3 hours from being 100% sure "this is it" until birth! Forewaters broke spotaneously as pushing started, and she WAS born in the caul!!!
Gender: All girl, lots of dark hair, gorgeous dark sparkly eyes.
Weight: 6 pounds 2.4 oz. even being "late"
Length: 20.5"

She did settle down and stopped flipping around 40 weeks. She was born in two or three irresistible force of nature pushes, in the tub. I was on hands and knees and the midwife passed her to me through my legs. She was a bit blue for a minute, but started crying and turned pink quickly. I did get to look and find out her gender for myself.

Kathryn
post #59 of 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by sept04mama
Birthdate: Easter Sunday, April 16th at 6:55pm
Length of labor: 12 hours
Length of pushing: 45 minutes
Gender: boy
Weight: 9 lbs. 3 oz.
Length: 21 inches

I think my labour will begin in the early morning and build gradually. I hope to arrive at the hospital a little before transition so my midwife can help me through it and I think the end will be intense. I am hoping there is no meconium this time so I can nurse right away.
Actual: (I was off this time!)

Birthdate: April 13th at 4:54pm
Length of Labor: 6 hours
Length of pushing: about 20 minutes
Gender: boy
Weight: 8 lbs. 10 oz.
Length: 20 inches

Labor was begun by my midwife breaking water (low fluid levels) and did build gradually. I am kind of glad I was already at the hospital, because if I was at home I wouldn't have gone in on time, it was really not that bad until transition. There was no meconium and he was a super nurser from the start. All in all a very quick and satisfying birth.
post #60 of 63
Quote:
Birthdate: I'm getting a feel for either 4/30 or 5/3
Length of labor: If it could be 20 hrs or under, I'd be very pleased.
Length of pushing: If it could be under an hour, I'd be very pleased.
I'm expecting a girl.
Weight: I'm thinking between 9 even and 9 lbs, 3 oz.
Length: Probably ~21 1/2".

The baby's edd is 4/23. My 1st was born at 42 wks 4 days (emergency C). 9lbs 5 oz, 22 1/2". My 2nd was born at 41 wks 5 days, VBAC, 40 hr labor (with some "nudging" so I could avoid an automatic repeat C at 42 wks). 9 lbs, 4 oz, 22".

(I might have a better idea than most, since this is my 3rd... but I'm prepared to be surprised!)
I had low expectations, and let's just say I was very pleased with the outcome.

The labor was ~12 hours. I wasn't really in the "having to manage the pain" stage for more than ~6-7 hrs, though. No drugs, one tiny tear, and dh caught her. I think I pushed for ~20 minutes.

She was 9 lbs, 2 oz. 21". I think her head was ~13 3/4" (I probably would have guessed 13 1/2").

She arrived on the 29th.
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