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#1 of 42 Old 04-22-2007, 12:03 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I see people giving birth already but I imagine many of them were several weeks further along than me. So, I want to know when to freak out when I see people at the same stage giving birth

Who else is about 36 weeks right now, due in the second half of May?

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I'm with you!

I'm officially due on May 17th. My doc said I'm dilated at 1cm, and I've been having irregular contractions, so I'm thinking maybe mine might be a little impatient and make it here within the next two weeks.
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I'll be 36 weeks on Tuesday, but I"m hoping to make it to 38 weeks at the earliest! I have no doubts that I will! I am hoping to go into labour Memorial Day weekend.
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I was 36 weeks this past Friday. I'm due on the 18th. I won't find out until Friday if I am dialated or not.

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I'm just a couple days over a 36 weeks, now.
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Well I'm 35 weeks and have delivered my other girls at 38 and 39 weeks so I figure I'm here for a while too! I'm not dilated at all but I usually don't until I go into labor! I'll start a little castor oil at 38 weeks too see if that gets the party started!

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I'm still 35 weeks and this is my first, so who knows how much longer I have...hopefully at least a month.
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I'll be 36 weeks on Tuesday...ds1 was 6 days past his duedate, I'm kind of hoping this one will be ready a little sooner since I am tired of waiting and waddling around slowly and painfully (want to be able to properly chase my toddler haha) and would like to get on with things.
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35 weeks, due May 27, not expecting to see a baby for at least 3-4 weeks. (You hear that, baby?!)
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36 weeks 1 day. I'm already 1 cm dilated, and the midwife could feel his head when she did the internal (does that mean he has already dropped?). She was vague about cervical position and effacement, but that's moving along too. I just want this baby to come around 38 weeks. Perfect. Not early, not late. I can handle 2 more weeks. 6 (if I go 42) sounds like a stretch
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37 weeks today....

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36 weeks this weekend. Three of my 4 came at just over 38 weeks so I'm not planning on but preparing for that.
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36 weeks on tuesday, like veganbaby, dd was 8 days late so i am not holding out any hope that we will see this baby in the next few weeks.

Although I just started feeling the urge to nest and made myself a giant things to do list before babe is here. So I have something to focus on for the next few weeks.

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I'm 35 weeks but DD also came at just over 38.5 weeks. Not much longer now!

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I'll be 36 weeks early next week (keep forgetting when exactly...)

DS was born on 41+1 but didn't pick his own birthday (it would've been later). But this time, I have slight polyhydramnios making me bigger, and more likely to go a little early this time. I am trying to mentally (and logistically) prepare for late May and early May, both simultaneously. Blech.

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I'm 37w in a couple of days and was 1cm and 70% effaced as of last Monday. I find out tomorrow if I've progressed any. I had both dd and ds pretty much right at their due dates but I wasn't this "far along" this early so I don't know what to expect!!!
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Due May 21st. DS1 was born at 37w2d. So, I'm hoping to have this one a little later, but I'm *prepared* for a 37 week delivery. Mostly because I wasn't prepared to have DS at 37 weeks. I know it sounds silly, but I went into labor on a Thursday and had planned to get ready (pack bag, clean, wash sheets for bed, etc) over the weekend.

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I"m due may 17 so I"m 36 weeks and a couple days

I've haven't been this pregnant in 10 years my last three were all born by now. I"ll be 37 weeks next thursday and really I would be happy with baby anytime after that (hopeing for a homebirth) and if you asked last week I would have told you I could go till the middle of may

but the last few days i've been falling apart. My joints are so unbelieveably painful when I walk and the baby's head has dropped and it hurts to move at all
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Me too. Though, being my first, just about every twinge I feel is sending me off into a round of "I wonder if THAT'S what starting labor feels like ..." (Complicated by the fact that I really don't have a due date better than just my own best guess as to when I got pregnant. One of the advantages of changing doctors late in a pregnancy across both national and linguistic borders? Even the OB is forced to admit that they have no idea when the baby should arrive. She tried to do the by my last period calculation thing but, because I have rather long cycles, once she factored that in her chart said somewhere in July. Um, this baby had *better* be out before July ... )
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Yep, I was 36 weeks on Friday - I'm due May 18. And. . .my last baby came at 41 weeks. So I'm probably in it for the long haul
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I'm 37 weeks today too. I know I said in another thread that this kid can't show up until May 11, but honestly, I am all set with being pregnant right now. And every little twinge and ache has me thinking, "Is it starting?"

I have got to settle down. Anticipation is driving me nuts.
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36 weeks on Tuesday. Due May 22. Keeping my fingers crossed to be on time.

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Me! I'm due May 17th

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Me, too! Due May 23rd. Sigh. A long way off.

DS was born at 42 weeks, so...? I could be a June-r! :
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Hitting 36 weeks this Tuesday, and I've already made it further than I did with ds and I am hoping to keep going til at least the 1st.

Everything feels fine and I wouldn't mind being pregnant for quite a bit longer except that it is really hard to do things around the house and our place NEEDS help! It's hard to clean bath tubs, take out trash, load the dishwasher. But these things will drive me nuts if they're not done and mental stress gives me more ctx than just sucking it up and doing it. Looking at my house makes me want to cry and I can't get anything ready for the birth until these things are out of the way.
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I am 36 weeks tomorrow.

I am 1cm and the nurse that checked me last said she could feel the baby's head. I have been doing the prodromal labor thing for about 2.5 weeks now. Cervix is softening and baby has moved down. With my first 3 ( boys) I was induced past 40 weeks. I have never gone into labor or had so many contractions before induction. Maybe this is a GOOD sign.

I'm hoping to go sometime soon....but aren't we all! LOL

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Fun thread! 35wks +2days, but who's counting, lol. Due around Memorial Weekend. Haven't checked yet (but will possibly next appt), but with my others, I walked around dilated to 4, 90% effaced, head fully engaged for 3-4 weeks. So I'm figuring on the same, and oh! Does it feel like it! I have a list too, but those nestin' instincts just aren't happening, so we'll see what gets done...=)

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according to my midwife im 36+ weeks (due 5/17)
according to my charting im 37+ weeks (due 5/9)
i dont mind the later date seeing as it could give me an extra week if need be before induction even gets brought up. but Ive never been late.
im just not ready to ahve this one really. i think i am then I panic

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I am 37 weeks tomorrow. I am havnig a really rough time right now. I am scheduled to have the baby May 2nd at 8 am. My mom is dying and only hanging on to see the baby. Its such a bitter sweet time. I am very thankful to have this baby because if I was not pregnant my mom would have died probably a month or two ago. I have stopped contracting completely now. My dad is having surgery on Wed. and I am his caregiver for 24 hours so no going into labor until after that.

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My mom is dying and only hanging on to see the baby.
My Dad died about 3 mos before dd was born. The last time I saw him, I almost asked him if he wanted to stick around long enough to meet her, then decided that his quality of life was so poor, it would be unfair to ask that of him. He died 2 days later. I like to think they crossed paths on the other side.

Anyway, she was born at about 41-42 wks, and right now I'm somewhere around 36-37. I'm nowhere near ready and I don't believe in due dates, but everyone is asking me when the baby is due, and I just say, "in May. Maybe a month or so."
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