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post #41 of 59
Hopefully you first timers don't get too much in the mind set you'll go late. I was convinced I'd go late with DD just because she was my first. So much so that I didn't actually believe I was in real labor until I was having contractions 2 minutes apart and I was 6 cms! I kept think that since it was still before my EDD {39w 4d!} that is was just practice labor and it would go away.
post #42 of 59
My first was a 38 weeker and my others have been 40 weekers.
post #43 of 59
I wonder if there's any trend to girls coming early, as opposed to boys.
I doubt it, but I was just having a funny mental image comparing boys to men in lazyboys who are quite happy not moving until long past the time that they should.. ha
post #44 of 59
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do we know if our mothers' experiences have any bearing on it? probably not huh.
I don't think so. I've heard that sisters birth more like one another than mothers and daughters do. But that doesn't help me since I'm the first to have a baby!

My Mom went into labor with me and my sister on our due dates, at exactly 40 weeks, both times. She has 7 sisters and they all had their babies early or right on time, and all had quick labors (except for 2 where position was a problem). But none of this really has bearing on me, so I shouldn't obsess over it!!
post #45 of 59
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You know, I have 3 friends who all had babies in the last year - first babies. And they're all cool crunchy Moms who are supersmart and all were sure that they'd go over their due dates and settled in for the long haul. ALL 3 WENT at 38 WEEKS! I wish they hadn't because it makes that possibility pop up in my mind even though I know the odds are soooo against it. I really just hope I go near my due date. I can wait that long, but going way over seems so stressful.

Oh well, it's not like I can control it
my first (and only other than this feb babe) was three weeks early!
post #46 of 59
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I don't think so. I've heard that sisters birth more like one another than mothers and daughters do. But that doesn't help me since I'm the first to have a baby!

My Mom went into labor with me and my sister on our due dates, at exactly 40 weeks, both times. She has 7 sisters and they all had their babies early or right on time, and all had quick labors (except for 2 where position was a problem). But none of this really has bearing on me, so I shouldn't obsess over it!!
Hmm interesting! My sister has gone long (42 weeks and inductions) as has my mom. But my sister has been miserable with her pregnancies (she gets a gut-wrenching feeling when she sees maternity clothes) and I'm sailing through, much like my mom did (who also went long with all of us, except my youngest "preemie" brother). I'm only the second of us to have kids, so we shall see. I have two other sisters and I'm not sure that either one will be having kids any time soon. Seems so far I'm taking after my mom, except that by my age she was already done with having her 8 kids... whoo!
post #47 of 59
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I wonder if there's any trend to girls coming early, as opposed to boys.
I doubt it, but I was just having a funny mental image comparing boys to men in lazyboys who are quite happy not moving until long past the time that they should.. ha
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I don't think so. I've heard that sisters birth more like one another than mothers and daughters do. But that doesn't help me since I'm the first to have a baby!
This seems to be pretty accurate with my family...I have 3 sisters and all of us have at least one child (actually that's kind of funny too b/c one has 4 kids, one has 3, one has 2 and I have one currently.) Anyway, all of us had girls first and they came slightly early (38-39ish weeks) and all the second babies have been boys born after 40 weeks. We're just waiting for this boy to show up to see if the pattern continues and I honestly don't feel or think that I will be going into labor anytime soon (37w2d already!)

I wish we birthed like our mothers! My mom is one of those who had practically non-existent labors. She said when she had her first she can remember thinking that if she wasn't pregnant she would have thought her period was about to start for that she felt the contractions-instead she ended up birthing an 8lb frank breech baby. The only that saved her from a c/s was the fact that she didn't know she was in labor and showed up at the hospital pushing. She almost had my next sister in the elevator going up to L&D...now she says she should have just stayed home, lol! So far none of the 4 of us have been so lucky to have labors like that.
post #48 of 59
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do we know if our mothers' experiences have any bearing on it? probably not huh.
I am not sure, but in my case there is a strong/weird family history of going before 40 weeks. Could it be coincidence, or a genetic link? My mom had her two kids between 36-38 weeks, my grandma had her 3 kids between 35-38 weeks. Ds was born at 38 weeks. It's all up in the air with this baby too but *so far* I'm 36.5 weeks, the baby has dropped very low, I'm having nausea, back pain, menstrual-like cramping and frequent BH. Maybe she'll be 2 weeks late and hang in there until V-Day, or maybe I'll end up with a January baby.
post #49 of 59
I had three girls and none of them came early. LOL
post #50 of 59
I guess timing will remain a mystery until the day and i should just stop trying to guess what will happen So hard..
post #51 of 59
I'm due with my first February 14th and was sure I wouldn't have him early, and probably late. However, I think he's coming sooner that expected due to bleeding this morning. . .
post #52 of 59
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I was convinced I'd go late with DD just because she was my first. So much so that I didn't actually believe I was in real labor until I was having contractions 2 minutes apart and I was 6 cms! I kept think that since it was still before my EDD {39w 4d!} that is was just practice labor and it would go away.
I pretty much thought the same thing, although my labor started one day after the due date. That still didn't seem late enough to me. I think it was better to have the baby earlier than I expected than to expect to be early or right on time and go weeks late.
post #53 of 59
Yeah, it is funny how it is best to just let it go. You can go crazy with the guessing games, and there is just no way to know.

DS was born the day I hit 39 weeks. But, for some reason, I see myself going closer to the actual 40 week mark. Or, possibly I am in denial that this baby could come any sooner than the middle of Feb, because I just don't see how I can be ready to go by then!

I had never heard the "early with girls" old-wives tale, but my mom went much earlier with my sister and I than she did with my brother, even though he was her 3rd birth. This one is a girl...so we shall just have to wait and see!!
post #54 of 59
I'm due on Feb 29th! So I might even go until March!
post #55 of 59
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I'm due on Feb 29th! So I might even go until March!
hey, that's my edd, too!!! Wouldn't it be fun to have leap year as a birthday?

i think that i will be earlier than that though. are you thinking that you'll really be in march?
post #56 of 59
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hey, that's my edd, too!!! Wouldn't it be fun to have leap year as a birthday?

i think that i will be earlier than that though. are you thinking that you'll really be in march?

I think it would be an awesome birthday! We'll see what the little one thinks. I have absolutely no clue when I'll actually go - I certainly hope it's not a great deal earlier than the EDD, because I need my last few weeks to clean house & feel "prepared" (inasmuch as that's possible)....
post #57 of 59
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I think it would be an awesome birthday! We'll see what the little one thinks. I have absolutely no clue when I'll actually go - I certainly hope it's not a great deal earlier than the EDD, because I need my last few weeks to clean house & feel "prepared" (inasmuch as that's possible)....
I know what you mean. I still need to make a trip out to the little shed and find a few baby things. Plus, my friend just had a baby and is using a lot of our dipes and clothes. Her babe was almost 10 lbs at birth though so some of it i can get back now!
post #58 of 59
It's great to see that there will most likeley be ladies left here with me, ! This is my first baby and I have no idea if my sister and I were born early or late...BUT, based on ovulation, I'm due 2/19. I thought I would have a leap year baby but now DH and I are putting our energy towards the 26th. DH's grandfather died last month and that was his birthday, as is DH's dad. I think the 26th would be a nice touch.

If this baby girl comes early, I'll be shocked! I don't know why I haven't considered an early arrival but the thought hadn't entered my consciousness - yikes, I guess I should get started on finishing up getting everything I need !
post #59 of 59
I'm due 2/10, but I feel like I'm going to be a week early for some reason. Still a Feb. baby. I was induced at 41 weeks w/DS. I just hope to go into labor naturally this time.
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