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post #41 of 88
A nice hot shower or bath would be great

Maybe you could start practicing some gentle movements/swaying/leaning and moaning/breathing through these first contractions?
It'll get you ready for the next stage and keep you busy through these ones.
post #42 of 88
Wow, Kristen hasn't updated in hours! Something must be happening!
post #43 of 88
We're all waiting, hope things are going well, and that she's now holding her LO...
post #44 of 88
Thread Starter 
Only thing happening was a slight lull in contractions after a long hot shower and a few hours of sleep. now we're back to where we started, but contractions are lasting 1.5 to 2 min and are 5-10 min apart.
post #45 of 88
Maybe a big plate of labour inducing Chinese takeout along with a walk up some hills/stairs......and if you feel up to it, some lovin' from your dh.....never really worked for me but it was fun to try
post #46 of 88
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Only thing happening was a slight lull in contractions after a long hot shower and a few hours of sleep. now we're back to where we started, but contractions are lasting 1.5 to 2 min and are 5-10 min apart.
Those are some loooooong contractions. Good thing you get a break between them. You are opening up. Don't get discouraged it's happening at it's own pace.

post #47 of 88
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Those are some loooooong contractions. Good thing you get a break between them. You are opening up. Don't get discouraged it's happening at it's own pace.

I'm trying not to, had myself a nice cry this morning and after that is when things seemed to take a turn with the nap and the new feelings. Now my hips are ACHEY and obviously spreading and everything is sore. So, yes, it's happening, but my goodness how long will this take!!

DH just took me for a walk and that was good. Then I came back and the neighbour wanted to talk fence (the fence between our houses is falling down) and I didn't have ONE contraction the whole time I talked to him but when I came in the house I nearly fell over from the killer contraction that had been storing up!

Common baby.... you can come out and play now!
post #48 of 88
oh my! this baby MUST come soon because i know you're so tired. have you tried doing squats & hands & knees to get the little one into a better position? good that you were able to have a cry this morning & let out some frustrations. i can't wait to hear about the birth! soon....very, very soon!!!
post #49 of 88
How are things going? It sounds like you've been prodromal for quite a while. I hope that you can get sleep.
post #50 of 88
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I'm trying not to, had myself a nice cry this morning and after that is when things seemed to take a turn with the nap and the new feelings. Now my hips are ACHEY and obviously spreading and everything is sore. So, yes, it's happening, but my goodness how long will this take!!

DH just took me for a walk and that was good. Then I came back and the neighbour wanted to talk fence (the fence between our houses is falling down) and I didn't have ONE contraction the whole time I talked to him but when I came in the house I nearly fell over from the killer contraction that had been storing up!

Common baby.... you can come out and play now!

I've been in the world of looooong labors. It's not necessisarily worse, it's just different. It's hard though when people are calling and asking if there's a baby yet and feeling like things "should" be different.
It takes a different state of mind to go thru a long labor. Truely "letting go" of a contraction after it's over is important. If you hold on to that experience they start piling up and weighing you down. Good that you got a nice cry earlier and turned a corner. Sounds like you let go some.
I'll be thinking of you. No pressure coming from me for a birth announcement.
post #51 of 88
Still thinking about you, sending you strength and peace....
post #52 of 88
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have you tried doing squats & hands & knees to get the little one into a better position?
yep, went for another walk this afternoon and have been sitting in the birth spa that we rented ever since. I was afraid of getting in prior to this because I was afraid that it would slow things down.... well, not so! Not picking up much, but easier on my body to be able to float and move around as needed. I can't sit on my knees on land, it makes my feet turn a nasty shade of purple, but in here, it's a great position, just kinda hanging over the edge (surfing the net and watching movies....)

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I've been in the world of looooong labors. It's not necessisarily worse, it's just different. It's hard though when people are calling and asking if there's a baby yet and feeling like things "should" be different.
It takes a different state of mind to go thru a long labor. Truely "letting go" of a contraction after it's over is important. If you hold on to that experience they start piling up and weighing you down. Good that you got a nice cry earlier and turned a corner. Sounds like you let go some.
I'll be thinking of you. No pressure coming from me for a birth announcement.
Thanks The only person being a pest at all is my brother, but he's in Atlanta and is a worrier with no kids yet. For every message he sends me he sends two to DH and has even called our parents. Obviously HE didn't listen to the stories of mom being in labour with us for 30+ hours! Even the midwives have only called once today just to check in... last I heard from them was 10pm last night. They are happy to let me do whatever works.

I'm learning to work/move with the pain rather than fighting it since I've been in the tub and that is hopefully going to move things along, bring baby down and OPEN that cervix!!

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Still thinking about you, sending you strength and peace....
Thanks... you should be next!! At least in our neck of the woods
post #53 of 88
Kristen, so good to hear you're enjoying your labor as much as possible! Hang in there, it won't go on forever!

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post #55 of 88
I'm kinda embarrassed about my smart-a$$ comment about the Chinese Food etc.....I had no idea you were at that "weepy" point and all you really needed was .

Everything happening is doing *something*
post #56 of 88
Come on baby, time to meet the world . I hope you are getting some rest sweetie. Thinking of you
post #57 of 88
Let it be.....:
post #58 of 88
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I'm kinda embarrassed about my smart-a$$ comment about the Chinese Food etc.....I had no idea you were at that "weepy" point and all you really needed was .

Everything happening is doing *something*
DH and I thought you were serious about the Chinese food... a little grossed out by the thought of it though! I am currently thoroughly enjoying the watermelon I bought the other day though... yum

Still 8 min between and 1.5 min each contraction and still losing huge gobs of plug most of the time when I go to pee, how much is IN there!!??!! But at least it tells me that my body is doing something.... oh, and my boobs don't touch my belly any more!
post #59 of 88
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how much is IN there!!??!!
apparently it's the size of a baseball. blech!
post #60 of 88
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Originally Posted by kdtmom2be View Post
DH and I thought you were serious about the Chinese food... a little grossed out by the thought of it though! I am currently thoroughly enjoying the watermelon I bought the other day though... yum

Still 8 min between and 1.5 min each contraction and still losing huge gobs of plug most of the time when I go to pee, how much is IN there!!??!! But at least it tells me that my body is doing something.... oh, and my boobs don't touch my belly any more!
Hey, the post about chineese food made me want some. I didn't know it could help with labor. . .it does help with pooping though

That's an interesting observation about your boobs not touching your belly anymore. The baby must have REALLY moved down.
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