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#1 of 14 Old 08-27-2008, 07:49 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I had posted here that on Sun & Mon that I was having on/off "labor". Well, it was real labor that just never got consistent. They were menstrual like ctx, then stronger ones that wrapped around to my back, then back to the menstrual ctx the next day but not consistent, they'd peter out when I layed down, then stronger longer ones lasting a minute with 2 very mild ones inbetween (like menstral ctx). They were wierd...14 mins apart, 30 seconds apart, 8 mins apart, 4 mins apart, 30 seconds apart, 10 mins apart etc. I layed down cause I thought my baby was posterior (ie-longer labor maybe) and that I better get some rest cause I have a long way to go (since they weren't consistent but the 1 min ctx were very strong).

I layed down at 3:30pm after my DD went to G-ma's and had 1 ctx and then 1 very strong ctx 30 mins after laying down. And then that's when I felt the "pop" and my water broke at 4pm! MW barely made it and I caught my baby girl in the water at 5pm! Extremely intense but so awesome! What an awesome experience and I had the birth of my dreams! We are so in love with her

Makayla weighed 7lb 10oz. Born Aug 25th at 5pm.

p.s.- note to self...remember that even if the ctx are very irregular with non-labor like ctx inbetween...it could still be "real" labor. LOL!

p.s.s. - Another reason why I didn't think it was going to happen soon...I felt her hiccup about 2 hrs before I had her! So I guess that hiccup theory isn't always true

Tina - mama to DD1 10yrs, DD2 5.5 yrs and DD3 22 mo and wifey to DH.
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CONGRATS!!!!!::

And.....can I tell you that I am SO HAPPY to hear that hiccups and irregular ctx with mentrual like ctx can actually mean something! How exciting!
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Yay-I'm glad your labour went so well and that even the most random contrax can be something!!
Congrats!

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CONGRATS!!!!!::

And.....can I tell you that I am SO HAPPY to hear that hiccups and irregular ctx with mentrual like ctx can actually mean something! How exciting!

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congratulations!!!! That sounds like an amazing birth!
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Oh yay, that sounds like a great birth! Congratulations on your baby girl!

And I am happy to hear that about the hiccups, mine had some this morning after none for a few days. I was worried i was starting all over again!

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Congratulations!!:

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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What a wonderful birth! Sounds almost relaxing! Congrats on your new baby girl. Are you sharing her name?

I'm Deborah, mama to Aidan, 11/02, Sean, 9/04 (my T21 SuperBoy), and Eleanor, 8/08.
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Welcome baby !!

mama to Allison 8-18-08 and Ethan 1-24-11  heartbeat.gif

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Congratulations on your daughter:

Mom of 8 children 4 Boys : and 4 girls :2 dogs named Kibblez and Brook , sadly miss my Husband that passed 03/03/2007 !Trully Miss my Brother Joey that passed on 3/25/09..

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congrats on your beautiful birth!!!1 :

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Congrats!!! I love the notes to self..ITA, my ctx were not regular either AND I felt her hiccup about 4 hours before delivery..there goes that theory! :
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nak . . .

u and i were birthing at the same time. my babe was born at 4:59 pm on 8/25/08.

very similar story with weird "pre" labor ctx, on and off for a week. 1 hr 40 min labor. ill post my story soon.

dont forget to change ur signature to introduce ur new babe.
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