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#1 of 15 Old 04-07-2007, 11:08 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I've been waking up since 4 this morning with irregular but strong cramps. They feel a lot different than the BH contractions I've been having ... they don't feel like someone is tightening a band around my belly. Instead, they feel like strong menstrual cramps, even extending into my thighs, like my menstrual cramps usually do. They don't go away when I change position, either.

I also lost a good chunk of my mucus plug this morning, too. (I've been losing bits over the past few days, but this was the biggest piece by far.) Still no bloody show, though.
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Sounds promising!

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Oooo! I hope so!
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sending lots of labor your way!

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It all sounds very promising!!!
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very well could be, very exciting.

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you know I was thinking how different we all are because my labor contractions didn't feel like cramps at all, but like the belt tightening. Well, really it just felt like the whole uterus tightening

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I hope this is it for you! Can't wait to hear your birth story!

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Well, the contractions are only about a half-hour apart (very roughly), but I definitely noticed some streaks of blood the last couple of times I went to the bathroom! Whooohooo! Also, I'm pretty sure baby has dropped some more, because I am having to pee about every 10 minutes.

I sent DH out to watch a soccer game at a friend's (he really really wanted to go, and I figured real labor isn't going to commence anytime soon) and to get some groceries. I'm just puttering around the house, packing my bag for the hospital and picking up a bit.
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that is so exciting, gentle labor vibes your way, hope to be joining you soon!

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Good Luck!

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Good luck with it! Look forward to hearing some good news soon
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Well, they are getting a lot closer together (less than 10 minutes, on average), but still not terribly regular.

I guess the weird thing is ... they don't HURT nearly as much as I thought they would. I mean, I'm not exactly dancing during them or anything, but they really don't feel a whole lot worse than some menstrual cramps I've had. (Granted, I used to have some really awful cramps ... when I was in high school, my mom used to let me stay home from school the first day of my period each month, because I was in so much pain.)

So I'm almost wondering if this is the real thing, because I would have thought that I'd be in a lot more pain by now, frankly!
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