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#1 of 18 Old 02-03-2007, 10:30 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I really don't think I am. Something's changed in the last two days, and I can tell that I'm getting close to labor. I've got intense pressure in my pelvis anytime I'm not actually lying down, which is not surprising since our best rough estimate via u/s is that there is about 12 1/2 pounds of baby in there. I'm contracting constantly, varying from 6 min to 15 min, night and day with no letup except when I'm actually sleeping, and they're INTENSE contractions. Not labor yet, but WAY more intense than they've been before. And now my bowels have been loose all day. Truthfully, I feel exactly like I did a few days before DD was born.

I'm only 35 weeks, but honestly I'm not overly worried. It's too early, yeah, but nobody expected I'd even hang on this long, and if the babies were born tonight they'd likely be just fine. The ob, the peri, my old midwife and I are all agreed that we won't do anything aggressive to try and stop labor at this point, other than rest, so there's no point in running to the hospital or anything, since they won't even give me the steroids at 35 weeks. I'm in no hurry for my c-section even though I'm resigned to it, so I figure I'll just wait this out. So I'm just hanging out doing the waiting game for the next few hours/days to see if this heats up into full-blown labor, and trying to rest as much as I can. It's hard because I'm antsy and restless and I keep having random urges to clean house or bake bread or do other domestic-y kinda things. If you knew me, you'd realize how funny that is. I just don't GET those kind of urges usually.

So I figure I'll hang out at home until it's clearly labor before I go in, since I'd rather labor awhile before the c-sec anyway. And maybe this will all subside, or I'll keep hanging on for the next two weeks until my date. Who knows?

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Oooooooo, how exciting for you! I'm not in your DDC, but just popping in to wish you a fabulous birth and healthy babies!!!!
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Sounds like labor. I will be thinking of you. I hope you can get some rest before having your babies.
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Oh my goodness, Llyra! I'm surrounding you with much love, strength, and peaceful birthing vibes. 12.5 lbs of babies is awesome!

I don't know if you have seen it already, but there are a couple of c/s birth plans floating around here. Let me see if I can find you a link...

Ok, here's the single post and the thread. HTH!
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Fingers crossed, Llyra, that all goes well!

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I'll be thinking of you and your babies!
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I'm sending you lotsa love, good vibes, and some restful sleep before it all happens!
Here is to healthy, happy babies!

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I'll be thinking of you and your babies Keep us up to date if you can
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I was just thinking of you tonight. Thanks for updating.
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Well, the contractions did slow down a bit overnight, but they still haven't stopped, and now I have a constant crampiness like my period to add to my list of "symptoms." I managed to get some sleep, though, which was terrific. I dunno. Something's definitely happening, but it's happening slowly. So we'll see....

Poor DH, though. This would be the worst possible day for him. He starts teaching a whole new set of classes tomorrow, and still has the grading from last semester to finish. He's swamped with work, and swears that I'd BETTER hang on at least until tomorrow night. He says it would ruin his credibility with the new students to miss the first day of class.

So I'm under orders, eh?

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: for tommorow night! (Just for dh's peace of mind. )

I bet you're getting SO excited!! :

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Oh yeah! It's making it so hard to rest, all the anticipation!

There's a part of me that secretly thinks maybe I'll just "not realize" that I'm in labor when I am, and show up at the hospital ready to push. Maybe I could get my VBAC after all? I know it's not gonna happen, not at 35 weeks with one twin still breech, but a girl's gotta have her fantasies...

edited: Totally OT, but I just realized this is my 3000th post. Cool.

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Yay for those big babies and yay for making it to at least 35 weeks! Keep us updated!!
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Llyra, sending loving happy vibes your way. From your last couple of posts, you sound at peace with how this is moving....?
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I'm thinking of you and hoping your labor and delivery go well (no matter when it happens)!
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Thinking of you and your babes! Hope everything goes well!

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Woo hoo! You and your babes will be in my thoughts! I hope you get some more rest!


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So exctied for you!!!!!!!! Wishing for everything to turn out just right! Please keep updating!

Happy mama to my four girls S 8.15.02 , L 04.25.06 (gone at 36 weeks ) and L 3.10.07.And another rainbow! Baby C has arrived 10.26.10!
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