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And tons of menstrual cramp feelings all day. : for me.

Actually, were this a period, I'd call it "medium flow".
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Yay! Yay!
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Yay for you! I'm so happy to hear that! : I sure hope it's contagious!

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oooh! i hope to hear an update in the morning!!!
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Wow, that's awesome!!! Update us as you feel able!

I am not crunchy enough for this forum. Everyday I get a little crunchier though! :
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If this is it, I'm starting a petition against this sort of contraction.

Low grade cramping all day, and now I'm getting occasional rounds of more intense cramping. It's like how the heck was I supposed to tell that something was happening??

Anyway, got birthing stuff all set up, dh is off for snack stuff, first round of pretzels is shaped and rising.
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Oh I hope you have your baby! Keep us posted!!!
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This is it! I can feel it!

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FYI, baking pretzels is not a good labor activity. Kneading rocked, but then contractions kept coming right as I hit time sensitive parts of the baking process.

Baby #2, I'm making tons of pretzels to distract from waiting for labor to start and my labor activity will be eating the pretzels.

(The pretzels were delicious mind you.)
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But how are you feeling??!
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Not in your DDC but just wanted to send good labor vibes! :

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But how are you feeling??!
Back labor =

Counterpressure = ::
Counterpressure + birthball = above times 1000000

Tons and tons of mucous (seriously, how do women who lose the plug in one go not get completely coated in goop?).

Aka_chan's still waaaay high up and putting no pressure on my cervix. Very annoying.

As a bonus, my feet aren't poofy, and my pelvic bones (touch wood) are less achy.
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I'm so excited for you!!! Hope things kick up a notch soon!

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Not in your ddc, but just popping in to say that for back labor a hot rice sock on your lower back is your friend!

Happily parenting our snuggly wild child since 2007 and her little brother since 2011!

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ELVs to you. Sounds like things are picking up. Best of luck.
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Not in your ddc, but just popping in to say that for back labor a hot rice sock on your lower back is your friend!
Oooo, that does sound lovely.
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Ice is supposed to be good for the back labor too.
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I've had so much counterpressure done today that I'm feeling phantom hands on my hips.
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Second the hot rice bag/sock (ETA: not cooked rice). Put it in the microwave until hot (roughly 1:30-2:00) and put on back...and go aaahhhh...

Best wishes for a sweet baby in arms soon!

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Hi! I'm not in your DDC but I wanted to send you lovely labour vibes!!! Go chan!
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: Lurking for an update! Go Sapphire!
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And tons of menstrual cramp feelings all day. : for me.

Actually, were this a period, I'd call it "medium flow".
Medium flow? That would definitely have me worried, is there still that much blood? (or were you talking about the mucous/cramping?)

Wishing you easy labor vibes!

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sapphire_chan

is there an update?

I really want to use this smiley

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Not in your ddc either but subbing!
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Subbing for the update :

April thankful mommy to my boys Big Red 3/06 Little Z 9/08 and happily awaiting the arrival of 10/10 :
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hope all is well ... best wishes, sapphire_chan!!
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yay! could be today, huh? i'm psyched for an update too!
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i can't wait to hear!!!
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Hey Sapphire!!!

Did it happen? Do you have your baby? I hope that all went totally awesome for you! You ROCK!!!!!

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