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Hi ladies! Today has been interesting because I've been having pretty regular contractions all day today, since around 10:30am. They are still pretty mild though (I feel pressure and some stretching pain down low in my uterus, but it's not so bad that I have to stop what I'm doing and the pain only lasts about 10 seconds or so), so I'm not sure what to think. I tried timing them, but I had a hard time figuring out when they started and stopped since they are so mild. I've also been getting lots of brown discharge today, but no bloody show. So, who knows!
I decided to take my DS (23 months) for a walk to the park today, which was really nice! The weather was perfect, warm and sunny with a cool breeze. We were at the park for two hours and DS had a blast! I mainly just sat and relaxed in the shade, which was heavenly! Being outside in the sunshine really took my mind off of things, which I really needed!!
lilzark ~ That sucks how your moms are calling everyday! I would be going nuts if ours were! Luckily, it's only my mom who has been calling and it's only every 2-3 days. She says that everyone keeps asking her about me. I'm just glad that they're asking her and not calling me!! I think next time, I might just tell my family/friends what month I'm due so that people wont be focused on a specific "date".
mother4good ~ Wow, it looks like you and I are in the same boat as far as due dates go and having contractions for weeks! Don't be sorry about not being positive! Like you, I get depressed too and I started this thread so that we can vent and commiserate with each other! So, you're hoping for a homebirth, eh? I am too! I was originally planning a hospital birth with a CNM and a doula, but I changed my mind at 38 weeks. I've been wanting a homebirth since I got pregnant and since we don't trust the hospital to allow us to birth exactly the way we need to, we switched. My homebirth midwife is actually my doula (she a midwife in training, so she's unlicensed, but we trust her completely! She's very knowledgeable about natural childbirth and she's going to allow us to birth the way we want to). The only thing I plan on doing, as far as helping things along, is walking. I'm afraid of doing anything else because I don't want to disturb the natural process. My CNM started to strip my membranes at my 40 weeks appointment, which made me mad because I didn't give her permission to do that! Luckily, it didn't do anything. My HB midwife doesn't start getting concerned until 42 1/2 weeks, so I don't have any pressure from her to get things going for at least another week!