Hey, I'm in labor! - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 11 Old 02-16-2005, 01:49 PM - Thread Starter
 
kavamamakava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Seattle
Posts: 4,279
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I decided to get a move on and took the kids to a slide at the top of a hill yesterday so that I would be doing some good stair/hill walking and they could have fun.
Then I tried my hardest to relax at night so I could get a good night's sleep. I had a half a glass of wine and went to bed. But I had contractions all through the night. Nothing abnormal, but I was a bit frustrated that I couldn't sleep well. So I finally got out of bed at 8 am to time the contractions since my hip hurt and I was too uncomfortable to stay there.
8:05, 8:09...nice long contractions. And 8:22 rolled around and nothing So I went to the bathroom and lost my mucus plug and have bloody show!!! WOO WOO!
I called my midwife to give her a heads up and I had a really long contraction while I was talking to her at 8:26. I'ts now 8:50 and I've had 2 more since then. They aren't super intense because I can still talk through them and all. But I checked my dilation on Friday and I was 4 cm. I let my midwife check me yesterday and she confirmed my 4 cm assessment and said I'm about 75% effaced.
My kids are still in bed and I wish I were too. But I'm not comfy enough to sleep. Oh well. At least I'll be meeting my lil one today
My due date was 2/6
kavamamakava is offline  
#2 of 11 Old 02-16-2005, 03:54 PM
 
TwinMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: hiding in the bathroom
Posts: 1,818
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yay!!! I'm so excited for you!

Homeschooling mom to four kids, ages 18, 18, 10, and 6. 

TwinMom is offline  
#3 of 11 Old 02-16-2005, 03:56 PM - Thread Starter
 
kavamamakava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Seattle
Posts: 4,279
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks I just took a nap so I hope labor is still planning on continuing today.
kavamamakava is offline  
#4 of 11 Old 02-16-2005, 04:44 PM
 
Malama's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Big Island of Hawaii
Posts: 1,603
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yay Nipuna!!!

I've been checking up on you!!! Can't wait to hear it all!!

Karen
(with her own 3 weeks old baby boy)
Malama is offline  
#5 of 11 Old 02-16-2005, 06:52 PM - Thread Starter
 
kavamamakava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Seattle
Posts: 4,279
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Awww tell me about your baby
I don't know if I'm still in labor. I lost a chunk of my plug and have had bloody show all day but the contractions are not settling into any sort of pattern. I even go for a whole hour without one. But my lower back is achey and I'm grumpy and feeling whiny.
kavamamakava is offline  
#6 of 11 Old 02-16-2005, 07:10 PM
 
Malama's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Big Island of Hawaii
Posts: 1,603
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It won't be long now! Maybe tonite.... lots of times you end up waiting for the little ones to go to sleep.

I had a boy, Luka on 1/25.... here's a link to his birthstory & pics
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=242728

he's sweet and i'm in
Malama is offline  
#7 of 11 Old 02-16-2005, 07:55 PM
 
Mama2Chloe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: CA
Posts: 504
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
sending gentle labor vibes to you! Hopefully this is it!!! Be sure to update us all at the weekly thread so that everyone reads it. Sometimes it is days before I check to see if there are new threads. Can't wait to hear your birth story! Take care and rest if you can. Your little one will be here soon!

Love, Tricia
Mama2Chloe is offline  
#8 of 11 Old 02-16-2005, 08:02 PM
 
valeria_vi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,745
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
chiming into this board and sending you labor vibes!

Valeria
dd 05.17.2005
valeria_vi is offline  
#9 of 11 Old 02-16-2005, 11:28 PM - Thread Starter
 
kavamamakava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Seattle
Posts: 4,279
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Malama
It won't be long now! Maybe tonite.... lots of times you end up waiting for the little ones to go to sleep.

I had a boy, Luka on 1/25.... here's a link to his birthstory & pics
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=242728

he's sweet and i'm in
Yup. I was trucking along until they woke up. And now I'm having a hard time with getting labor to really progress. I think I've dilated more because I keep getting pink tinged stuff. The only problem is that my kids don't go to bed til like 10 pm. I need a nap! But D is taking a nap right now since he had to wake up early for work. I guess we'll go in shifts.
Off to read your birth story! I love the name Luka
kavamamakava is offline  
#10 of 11 Old 02-16-2005, 11:29 PM - Thread Starter
 
kavamamakava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Seattle
Posts: 4,279
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oops. The weekly thread is always so long that I forget to read all of it.
kavamamakava is offline  
#11 of 11 Old 02-16-2005, 11:29 PM - Thread Starter
 
kavamamakava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Seattle
Posts: 4,279
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thank you for hte labor vibes. I could really use them. I feel like it's been dragging on all day without progress. My midwife is going to come over in about 2 hours.
kavamamakava is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off