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#1 of 24 Old 05-26-2006, 05:36 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I woke up this morning (9am) with period type cramps in my low belly and around my lower back. Then I started getting cntx w/ the cramps. I took a hot shower, they didn't go away. I've been having constant cntx for about 4 hours now but they're definitely managable. Just my uterus getting really really tight..along w/ the crampy feeling. Sometimes they hurt a lil bit and I have to focus breathing. They've been coming every 3 min. or so...sometimes a lil less. And most of the time my uterus stays tightened up, even between the cntx. I think this might be it. What do you mamas think? Is this it? My Dh and I think so. I've been peeing quite often (well, I always do that, hehe) and had to poo a couple times already. This *could* be it!
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Sounds like it to me---Good luck and send some labor vibes this way. I am 37w, 3d...
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Good luck mama!

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I've also been going around the house cleaning things since I've been up. Did 2 loads of laundry, swept the whole downstairs, cleaned the kitchen, picked up the bathroom and my bdroom. I've been trying to stay on my feet to keep this up. Been doing some squating and pelvic tilts and stuff. And the carseat was just delivered!! I love it!! It's coming just in time.

Thanks for the labor vibes mamas!!
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MY first response was "Oh shut up." Obviously I feel like crap today!

But really, go go go!!! Keep those cntrxs going! Best wishes for a nice easy delivery!

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Yay! Good luck, mama!

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I'm jealous!!

I wanna be next!! Doctor said another week or so...

Good Luck to you though!!
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~*~Gentle, easy labor vibes~*~ comin' your way!!

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Sounds like what I've been having every few days for a week and a half! But for most mamas that would be the real thing! Best of luck! I hope this is it and that you have an amazing birth and a healthy little one!

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3 minutes apart!?? That sounds very close together to me!!

Good luck!

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Sending you happy, easy labor vibes!!!
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Good luck!
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Sending gentle labor vibes! Hope this is it!! Good luck!
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Sending sweet vibes for a peaceful birth.
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Sending gentle labor vibes your way.
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Hope everythign is going well!!

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gentle peaceful laboring for you mama

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well? ANY NEWS?????????? I'm dying to hear!!!!

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Im assuming since she hasn't posted yet, that we have our newest june baby?! Sending peaceful thoughts...
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Im assuming since she hasn't posted yet, that we have our newest june baby?! Sending peaceful thoughts...
Maybe so!! I bet BelgianSheepDog (can't remember her real name) went first though. We'll have to wait and see... I'm getting SOOO jealous!
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Good luck...maybe no news from you is good news? Here's to hoping you're in labour!
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Well mamas, I had the same cntx ALL day yesterday. From the time I woke up to the time I went to bed. Lauren (one of my mw's) came over and checked me around 5:30pm and I was still at 2cm. I was on my feet pretty much all day (it was a crazy day w/ trying to find a new mw and all that) so I took a nice warm bath around 10pm. Then went to bed around 11pm and woke up @ 9am w/o any more cntx. *sigh* So it was a false alarm I guess but I can tell things are *definitely* happening. It won't be too long now.

Thanks for all the Positive Vibes mamas!

If anything changes I'll be sure to update!
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EcoMama, I'm right there with ya!

I had strong contractions yesterday, about 6-7min apart all day. We decided to get out and be active, try to help things along. We ran a couple of small errands, picked up some take out, went swimming down at the springs (well, mostly I just sat in the cool water ), got ice cream after. We came home and, um, had some private time and, boy, did that ever get things going!

I had ctxns all night, steady 5min apart and intense too, too strong to sleep through. I tried to rest, but was pretty much up from 2am-6am. Finally decided nothing was going to happen and went to bed around 6:30. Slept on and off all morning.

The ctxns are still intense, but much more spaced out. COME ON OUT, BABY!!!

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Ya, last night I wasn't really able to *ahem*, ya kno...DTD. So I think tonight we're gonna...see what happens.
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