How soon after your bloody show did you go into labor? What do you think, am I about to get things going or could I still have a week or so left?
P.S. I also know that I am just under 2 cm dilated and 80% effaced
Laura, mama to Henry 01.28.07
missing Jack, born still in the car 08.23.10 at 36 weeks
Loving on Catherine, my 09.01.11, UC
With dd it was about a week before she was born however, she was taken by c-section before my labor really began because she was breech and I was dilating (but not feeling contractions).
With ds it was in labor, right before transition.
Looking back I think I was in a slow labor for a number of weeks (at around 36 weeks I was at a 1cm, 37 weeks at 2cm, 38 weeks 3cm, etc.). When I reached 4 cm that's when my body kicked in for the real thing.
I cleaned like a demon that morning. I told Dh to be ready to have a baby that day.
I had lost the mucous plug about a week before, was dialated 2 cm for about a month, and just knew it was the day. I had bloody show about 7 hours before she arrived.
In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you." Buddha
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I had spotting after sex (first spotting in pregnancy) on a Friday night and then again on Sunday/Monday night. Tuesday morning I woke up with some cramping and a bit of red mucus and I was in early labor. Had DD 10pm that night.
well, I can't say I'm in labor... but this morning I woke up at 2 AM with the uncontrollable urge to clean the bathrooms... and I have never had the urge to clean a bathroom in my life... anyway, after the bathrooms, I decided the floor needed vacuuming. DH got up at that point and volunteered to vacuum for me.
I had light pink bloody show starting about 3 days before I went into labor (I didn't get real bloody show until I arrived at the hospital and was 5 cm dilated. I lost my mucus plug during transition).
The day before my son was born, I had this intense urge to clean the house. I scrubbed my bathroom, bathtub and sinks and kitchen floors. It exhausted me, but it was something, as you said, that was just uncontrollable. That was around 10 am. My labor started 10 pm that night, and DS was born at 4:30 pm the next day.
So I'm of no help! But, I did clean like a demon with both kids... to the point that anything small (shadow boxes, vents, etc) got cleaned with q-tips!
Here's hoping that for you all of your signs are the beginning of a succesful labor!
When I finally went into labor, I didn't believe it and kept working. I was taking care of a labor patient on my OB floor when I finally realized it was real labor and had to excuse myself, first for a "break" while I went to triage, and second, for good for a leave of absence I did find someone to replace me as a nurse first