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post #1 of 59
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Well I wanted to get this started 'just in case' I'll be MIA...

Today I have lost more mucous plug with some red thingy in it, I been having painful cntx, can't walk for too long either... Whatever this is, I am hoping to be able to fall sleep, I need the rest so bad. I also have a congestion and it is so annoying! How possible I am getting sick? I been taking my prenatals, vitamin c and probiotics. I also eat lots of fruit. I am hating getting the flu close to giving birth! :
post #2 of 59
Oh, I'm sorry about the congestion, Enith. Hopefully it's just pregnancy related congestion and DOES NOT mean you're getting the flu.

BTW, I notice you're often posting around the same time as me. But I'm in Arizona and it's 10ish, before I go to bed. You're in Florida, according to your location, so it's 3 hours later! Why are you always up so late
post #3 of 59
some signs for me. Loose stool, contractions (but only when the kids are sleeping!) just had a doozy in fact!

I'm doing some nipple stim to help it along. I talked with my mw and she agreed that this would be fine. I seem to have trouble continuing labor while my kids are awake so I'll see if I can get it going a little stronger. I'll stop by 1 or 2 if things aren't moving and get some sleep.
post #4 of 59
Thread Starter 
thank you cameo, I really hope so too It could also be an allergy, I have no other sign than my congestion...

I can't sleep most of the nights I been going to sleep every night at 3 am but I take naps. Today I didn't take any naps but I am about to go lay down, I am having some major cntx and I really don't want to be tired if something happens.
post #5 of 59
Hope you feel better and labor is going strong soon, Enith! And my contractions/cramps seem to pick up when dh takes ds out or at nighttime too, Megan. I'm up feeling crappy right now...pms-ish, nauseous, etc. No lost mucous plug for me though, although I don't think I lost it with ds until labor was actively underway. I'm obsessively cleaning every night just in case. Got to go to bed. Hope everyone gets some good rest! Mary
post #6 of 59
I was just thinking about you Enith. I hope you can get some rest. Now is the time for a glass of wine.

By the way most nights I can't sleep until past 12:00, indigestion, legs hurt...pee breaks...ya know.

have any tylenol pm?
post #7 of 59
still here...brutal day but happy to say I am now 4+cm (can stretch me to five and almost totally effaced and zero station or better..which was good as I was so miserable...
loose stools, crying fits, back pain, rectal pain...jealousy my neighbour was induced and has her baby already...wishing I had a conventional OB - yeah it was a rock bottome emmotional day

so I am feeling a bit better as my brutal day has gotten me like half way!
can't wait for midwife to come tomorrow
post #8 of 59
No plug for me either just a bit of lost mucous the other day.

I'm getting contractions every 3-4 minutes but they aren't lasting very long. They are intense enough that I need to close my eyes and breath though. 20 seconds or so.
post #9 of 59
Sorry, Shiloh. It can be so disappointing to see others around you having their babies first. Of course you will have a better experience than hers. Induction is no picnic!
post #10 of 59
I don't know what I'm having but I am so uncomfortable. I have cramps that are worse than menstrual cramps but they are constant so I wouldn't call them contractions. I also have a constant achy pulling sensation down there in addition to the cramps and when I walk I get stabbing pains in my cervix.

My belly always feels tight and sore and my back feels really tired. Not painful, just a tired achy feeling. I swear my pelvis is just... disintegrating. I'll let you guys know if I still have it in the morning.

I have been having some contractions. It's weird, though, they never feel the same. One contraction feels completely different than the next. They don't have a pattern or anything and they don't come all that often.

Also I am really hungry but I have no idea what I should eat. I know what I WANT to eat, but these are things I really should NOT eat. I gave into it a little while ago and had a muffin because I was just so sick of feeling hungry and unsatisfied.

I was uncomfortable going to sleep so I got up to go to the bathroom and randomly decided to clean it.

So that's me right now, tired but unable to sleep... hungry but unable to eat... in a lot of discomfort and pain but not anywhere close to labor.

I am SO DONE!!!
post #11 of 59
My contractions feel like menstrual cramps that get slowly worse then subside. I feel it down low just like a menstrual cramp and I get a tightening of my stomach too.
post #12 of 59
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Originally Posted by holothuroidea View Post
I don't know what I'm having but I am so uncomfortable. I have cramps that are worse than menstrual cramps but they are constant so I wouldn't call them contractions. I also have a constant achy pulling sensation down there in addition to the cramps and when I walk I get stabbing pains in my cervix.
This is totally how I feel.

I went to the mall yesterday to hopefully find some cheap old navy snap/button front shirts for nursing in. Our mall has 'maternity parking' so I was all excited because, well, I never go to the mall, much less when I am actually pregnant. Of course, those spots were taken so I had to walk all the way across the parking lot. I was limping and hobbling before I even made it through the doors. It seriously felt like this baby was in my panties. Like I needed mc hammer pants.

To top it off old navy had nothing that even buttoned in front. Nothing. Bleh. So I went home and laid down and had a BH that lasted about, oh, 4 hours or so.

Nothing much today but overall crampiness.
post #13 of 59
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Originally Posted by ~Megan~ View Post
My contractions feel like menstrual cramps that get slowly worse then subside. I feel it down low just like a menstrual cramp and I get a tightening of my stomach too.
That's encouraging but I feel like it still doesn't mean anything. At this point, I've had so many "signs" that mean nothing that I really don't believe I'll ever be in labor.

I know I have a bad attitude right now. I'm just so uncomfortable.
post #14 of 59
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Originally Posted by redebeth View Post
This is totally how I feel.

I went to the mall yesterday to hopefully find some cheap old navy snap/button front shirts for nursing in. Our mall has 'maternity parking' so I was all excited because, well, I never go to the mall, much less when I am actually pregnant. Of course, those spots were taken so I had to walk all the way across the parking lot. I was limping and hobbling before I even made it through the doors. It seriously felt like this baby was in my panties. Like I needed mc hammer pants.

To top it off old navy had nothing that even buttoned in front. Nothing. Bleh. So I went home and laid down and had a BH that lasted about, oh, 4 hours or so.

Nothing much today but overall crampiness.
OMG I'm TOTALLY wearing hammer pants. The crotch on these babies goes all the way down to my knees!!

DH and I walked to the pool to see what the hours were. It was a 5 minute walk but I felt like I was going to just fall apart afterwards.

I can't believe you were brave enough to go to the mall!!! Hooray for you! I don't even have the stamina for the grocery store anymore. At least not by myself.
post #15 of 59
My crotch hurts.
post #16 of 59
holothuroidea - Do we have a similar due date?

I think about women who work all the way to their delivery and i can't figure out how they do it. I am so uncomfortable and distracted all the time.

Okay, now my back is achy and I'm really getting crampy. This is too much. I must go to bed. But I probably won't. The house is nice and quiet. I enjoy being up after everyone else is asleep, and during the summer the kids sleep in later.
post #17 of 59
When they get stronger, last longer, and don't let up. Or as I've seen said before "when you are crowning" then you are in labor.

Mine are getting stronger and lasting longer now.
post #18 of 59
Thread Starter 
oh dear.. more cntx they are getting stronger... I just lost more mucous with blood! : this time was a big chunk of it... I am going back to bed and moan more...
post #19 of 59
I envy all of you mamas. My clock is ticking. Monday next week is the c/s and I wish I'd go into labor soooo bad...I feel way too good though. Have no signs of anything. It's so frustrating.

Happy laboring to all of you.
post #20 of 59
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Originally Posted by MissE View Post
I envy all of you mamas. My clock is ticking. Monday next week is the c/s and I wish I'd go into labor soooo bad...I feel way too good though. Have no signs of anything. It's so frustrating.

Happy laboring to all of you.


I am so sorry, I'll pray for you to go in labor this wk... keep faith...
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