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#1 of 12 Old 11-25-2005, 08:34 PM - Thread Starter
 
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...And 1cm dilated according to today's internal exam. I went in to get checked out as I was having some fairly significant cramping in my stomach and lower back as well as high vaginal pain and I lost my mucous plug yesterday. Put that together with some upset stomach and nausea and I was fairly certain something was going on.

Indeed it is.

I guess our wee one could be making his/her arrival sometime in the next two weeks.

So much for that last week of work I had planned - I'm now to take to the couch and stay there for at least a week.

Can you even believe it?

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Oh my goodness, Marci!! You're not supposed to birth before me, honey! How are you feeling about all this?

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Oh my goodness, Marci!! You're not supposed to birth before me, honey! How are you feeling about all this?
Well of course we have nothing ready but I'm trying to keep a cool tool about it all. I'm excited more than anything and a little bit trepidatious.

So much for my month off to prepare everything. I was down to my last week of work...

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Could it really be?? Could you be the FIRST to go in the Jan ddc? Oh wow.. I guess that means we're all getting very close huh? Yikes!!

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Wishing you the best and hope you keep the little one in a little longer, so at least you have some time to mentally adjust.

Good luck and keep us updated if/when you can!
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Ya know, I've been meaning to post a "who will go first!?" poll for a few days now, I was going to wait until December started though Good luck Marci!!!! FWIW, you can walk around dilated and effaced for a month

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THANK YOU Tara! I was hoping to hear something to that effect!

I'm going to go easy this next week and hope that he/she decides to cook a little longer.

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Well here's hoping that you get lots of rest and the little one waits a little longer... but on an optimistic note. Our dd (who is adopted) was due about Jan 12/04, and arrived Nov 28/03... at 5lbs, 18 inches, came home with us about 30 hrs after she arrived - and she's been in a hurry ever since! So 33/34 week arrivals can do just fine. However if your little one does arrive early, perhaps you can visit some of our relatives who all live in town with you, and are NOT waiting patiently for this new little one to arrive (due Jan 9) and then to get big enough for us to bring him and dd to Victoria to visit

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Polkadots= Let me tell you my story. With ds2 I was 1cm and 80 effaced at my 33wk check-up and he was born 2 days PAST his dd!! You may have nothing to worry aobut. With ds1 I had him at 33wks he weighed 4lbs 15oz at birth. He was in NICU for 2.5 weeks and then released. A very hard road and we were fortunate that he had no real complications other than what comes with being born 7-8 wks early. I hope your body is just preparing for labor and you don't have the baby for atleast another 2=3 weeks. If you do have your babe early and I can help in any way please feel free to pm me. I learned a lot of information I frankly wished I didn't need to know! good luck.
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Yup, I can tell you a story about that as well. My firstborn was due on June 9th. By the beginning of May I was 100% effaced and 3 cm's dialated. We were all set for her to come early, and she wasn't born until June 12th! 3 days "overdue"! Other than feeling more BH contractions, and feeling like I had a bowling ball between my legs... nothing changed! My water did break spontanously at home with her as I was sleeping. (it woke me up)

So, you could very well have a while to go, or you could be the first to have your baby! (which would have a very good outlook at 33/34 weeks, I agree!)

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Thanks everyone - these stories helped me. I had a moment where I felt really overwhelmed today. Our house is in disarray and half our furniture isn't here yet but I got over myself and figured even if baby comes early we are prepared as we need to be. In the meantime, I'm hitting the couch and resting for a week just to be on the safe side. I'd prefer this child wait till 37 weeks if possible and that is only 2 weeks away so I think it will be ok.

You all are so great.

Riley - very cool that your family lives here! Do you come visit often?

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Heh. I can relate to the not feeling quite ready yet. We've got the basics (diapers, hammock, clothes) but after I read your thread I thought we'd better get that car seat installed! I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that you have to wait at least a few more weeks to meet the babe. Who knows? Maybe, like some moms here, you'll even be late!

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