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#1 of 25 Old 03-02-2008, 01:36 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm still here waiting for my contrax to intensify. I have been in and out of labor since Tuesday with bloody show, loss of my mucous plug, sporadic ctx, etc. Last night my water broke around 3:30am and I've been having irregular ctx all day, painful at times but not too intense. I know things are happening but the waiting game is killing me. Every time I have a more intense ctx, I get excited that this is it.

My due date is today and we keep joking that it would be very appropriate for us to have a baby that's 'on time' since my husband and I are quite anal about always being on time!

I REALLY hope things get moving soon!

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Oh good luck!! ELV being sent your way. I had a due date baby and it's a neat thing.
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Oooh! Exciting! Easy labor vibes :
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Our first was born on her due date as well . .. .

Lots and lots of walking and activity . . it helps! And deep squats . ..helps settle the babe in for ctx's.
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good luck.....start walking if you aren't already. the midwives had me walking up and down stairs after my water broke!
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Good luck, and more ELV!

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Good luck! Lots of walking, and I'd do some serious nipple stimulation--use a breast pump, 15 minutes per side. Can't wait to hear all about it!!

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exciting!!! and on your due date

good luck! i'll be thinking about you & sending good vibes your way!!
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good luck mama!!! I'm sure you'll be in full blown labor soon!

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Sound much like my labor, which I'll post a longer birth story about soon when I am not holding a baby with one arm. Water broke 230 in the morning last Monday... had lost mucus plug/bloody show... irregular contractions through Tuesday midday. My birth center was going to give me till Tuesday 6pm to develop a regular ctx pattern or else have me go to the hospital for pit. At noon, at my midwife's advice, took 4 oz castor oil. Was having diarrhea and ctx lasting 1.5 min by midafternoon, was 3 cm at 4, 4 cm at 630, and went to a birthing room. I labored in the tub for a while and was having lots of pressure/ felt like I needed to go to the bathroom more which I assumed was still an effect of the castor oil, but the midwife checked me @ 830 and I was complete and +3cm. My daughter Eva was born at 858. So I would now swear by castor oil, even though I was a skeptic. Know I am sending warm thoughts your way. I know how frustrating it can be waiting for things to progress.
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Right after i posted this, my labor picked up! Ctx started getting heavy about 3PM, unbearable around 5 and little Eric James was born on his due date at 7:36PM at home and underwater! It was an absolutely beautiful birth! He's nursing like a champ! I am so excited that I managed an HBAC! Yay!

I'll post some pictures later!

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Yeah for you Mama!! Congratulations on your new blessing.

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Yay! Congratulations!!
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Congrats!!
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Congratulations!

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Congratulations and welcome to Eric!!!
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Awesome news!

Congrats!!
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Congratulations! My first came on her due date as well, under similar, my water broke but no labor yet conditions
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Hooray! Congratulations
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Yeah! Congrats!!

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WOOHOO!!! Happy Birthday!!
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WOO HOO! Congrats
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Congratulations! I was following the progress of your labor during mine...LOL! Miriam had her hands full on Sunday! I'm so glad we got our little Lucy out in time for her to catch your baby.

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aww i hope you have your baby soon!!! like today!! lol..

my daughter was born at 39weeks and 4days..this time i dunno when i'ma go into labor :/ hopefully soon!!

anyway good luck!!
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Congratulations, mama!

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