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#1 of 54 Old 05-15-2007, 08:54 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I've been awake for the past hour and a half with contractions that are getting more and more intense. It started with what I thought was gas pains and trapped gas. But then I realized that everytime I felt the gas pain, I could feel it in my back as well... So I've been laying in bed trying to get comfortable. But now I feel something between starving and naseaus. I think I'll go make myself some raisin toast and see if anything comes of this.

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Oh....passing on positive and quick labor vibes to you!!!
Cant wait to hear more!! :

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Thinking of you mama and sending you vibes for a peaceful labor and a beautiful baby in arms soon!

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wonderful smooth labor vibes to you!

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Good luck, mama! I hope this it! :

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thinking of you and wishing your babe a warm welcome!
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Yeah I hope things are moving along for you !
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Well, my contractions seemed to have slowed down. Ugh. I laid back down in bed around 7:30am and slept until 8:30 and they are now only coming every 15 minutes or so. Before that they were 5 min and less. This is what happened with dd, too. I spent an entire night in labor just to have it stop and then come back the next night.

Hopefully I don't have to wait too much longer!

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sorry things slowed down for ya....but keep us posted, ok?

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Argh, how frustrating. I totally feel your pain. I hope things pick up again before too long. Get some rest if you can!
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well, either way it will be soon!!! good luck!

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Hopefully they come back again for you! Best wishes!

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Keep us posted!

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keep us posted sending you positive labor vibes

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I just had one of my girlfriends do a last minute belly cast! It was so fun. I honestly had contractions the whole way through. I'm hoping they continue to pick up as the evening goes on. I'll definitely keep everyone updated. Meanwhile...here's some pics of my belly cast:
http://picasaweb.google.com/JennTardy/BellyCast

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Sorry about labour slowing down, but awesome belly cast!!!!
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Nice cast!

Now, I hope I wake up to find a post about your baby.

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Great pictures of the casting. I really wish I had done it. Talked about it too long and then I had the baby 2 weeks before my due date.

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Ooooh, that start-stop labor is NO FUN!


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Jenn - your belly cast is awesome!!! I hope you are either in labor now or are holding your little one!!
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Hopefully things are picking up for you... sending you productive labor vibes

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Still pregnant. Still having random contractions that are coming and going. I'm going to take dd for a long walk today and see if that helps speed things along.

I had some bloody show last night and lots more mucous, so I guess that shows that things are definitely happening.

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sounds like you're on your way even if it isn't steady yet!! exciting cool belly cast too
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thinking of you, jenn...

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Just checking in to see how things are going
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no news might be good news!!!!
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I have a bad cold all of the sudden!!! I started to feel yucky yesterday afternoon and it got worse and worse. Then when I went to bed last night I started having lots of cramping and pressure. I started having regular contractions that I just could not sleep through. It's a really terrible combination...sneezing, headache, sinus pressure, strong-ish contractions, pubic bone pain from h*ll, and no sleep. I was just about to rally the troops and call my mw because the contractions were starting to get very intense, but I decided I would try to force myself to sleep and try not to think about the contractions. I knew I had to get some sleep if I was going to be able to do anything. So around 5:30am I finally fell asleep. I woke up off and on with random contractions, but they lightened up enough for me to sleep until around 8 or 8:30. Now I'm contemplating taking some tylenol for my headache. How weird that I would take pain killers for my headache and sinus pressure, but I won't for labor. I'm still having random contractions, but they have died down quite a bit. I'm getting tired of this prodromal labor stuff. But maybe my body is just waiting until I have enough energy to do it right.

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for you Jenn. My contractions have pretty much stopped all together and I am thankfully feeling healthy, but we are in very similar places!

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jenn...

sending you quick and easy labor vibes when you are ready...

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#30 of 54 Old 05-19-2007, 07:52 AM - Thread Starter
 
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hmmm, contractions are 10 ish min apart and getting a bit intense. Also lots of bloody show everytime to go to the bathroom. I might actually be in labor... we'll see what happens...

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