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#1 of 32 Old 10-16-2008, 04:40 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Just got back from my midwife app't. I am 4cm, 80% effaced, zero station and my plug was on it's way out during exam.(I was 3cm, 50-60% effaced last week) I am progressing, just as I expected. The midwife didn't think I would make it 2 more weeks, not even sure if I would make it one more week. She said she wouldn't be surprised if I had a 2 hour labor. I can not have a water birth before 37 weeks(stupid hospital policy), but I can labor in water. She said that as the baby is coming out they will let the water out. So, maybe they will be really slow at letting the water out.

It looks like I will have an October baby.

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I am so JEALOUS!!!!!



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How exciting! I hope you have a very smooth birth.

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That's pretty darn exciting! I'm not doing internals so I have no clue where I stand, but yours sounds pretty promising and a 2 hour labor sounds wonderful. Good luck and keep us posted!

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I am so jealous too!! I feel bad wanting my baby to be early because I know that preemies (even later preemies) can have various issues - but it would just be so much easier if the baby came before we move rather than after (wouldn't have to switch midwives/hospitals, find someone else to watch the kids, etc.)

So what kind of signs did you have that you might be progressing? I assume your mw doesn't usually do internals this early so you must have suspected something?

Why do I bother - all 3 of mine have been LATE so I'm sure this one will be, too! LOL

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Last week I was in L&D for a night. I just knew I was dilating, don't ask me how I knew, I just knew. So, I had a couple checks when I was in the hospital. Last Friday night, I had some hard, irregular, contractions and lots of pressure. Soon after that, I noticed my belly looked lower. So, I asked to be checked again today. I know, it is not good to be checked all the time, but I needed to know. Also, I am in an OB/GYN office and the mw is a CNM. I have to birth in a hospital for various reasons.

My first labor was 6 hours. And I was 4cm, 80% effaced about 1-1/2 weeks before giving birth. Being at this point already with my 2nd, I can not imagine it will be long.

So, bags are bagged and near the door. We still don't have a girl's name picked out. We have 2 boys names. Everyone thinks we are having a boy, so I am praying we are. B/c I don't know what we are going to do if we are having a girl.

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Whoo hoo! Another baby on the way! I'll be watching for the announcement!

I'm a teeny tiny bit jealous too, but I won't be 37 weeks until after Halloween, so I need to wait!

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how very exciting!!! can't wait to read the announcement!!

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Wow....can't wait to see the birth announcement!!

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Good luck mama!!!! And way to follow your intuition!!!! Sending ELVs your way!:

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They don't allow babies to be born in water at my hospital either, so the midwife just has the mama stand up/supported squat for the final push or two, then back into the water!

Congrats on the progression!
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How exciting!!! Keep us updated!!!

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I am super jealous! This baby hasn't dropped so I am still only 1.5-2cm.

Keep us updated!!

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I was 3cm for a long time with my second baby -- finally getting to 4 near the end, but had a long labor still.... Weird, I know! This time I'm 80% effaced but just a fingertip dialated... I'm almost 38 weeks now.

Sounds like it will be soon for you!!!

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How wonderful for you--Keep us posted!
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Baby is still in belly. I am napping 1-2x/day and keeping the baby quiet. I have mixed feelings, I am ready to have this baby out, but I know that everyday he/she is in there it is really better for him/her. And he/she will be considered premature before 37 weeks.

Sometimes, I think I am in control, by resting a lot b/c it keeps cxs to a minimum. Then, I remember that I am not. Bedrest is lifted at 36 weeks(next Friday). Not sure if I will walk to get things going or not. I don't think it will take much though. Today, I feel like I am just sitting here waiting. Gotta go find something to do.

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Keep her in there as long as possible to avoid the NICU! How about some Sudoku. I find that I get engrossed in the puzzles and can lose lots of time there!
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Thanks for the update.Glad to hear all is well!I could SO go for 2 naps a day!Are you having any interesting dreams?

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Are you having any interesting dreams?
No, but I am surprised at how tired I am when I nap. Major deep sleep. I am having some cramping today. And I haven't had much of that lately. Had a soft bm too.

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Try to keep her in there as long as possible!! How long more before you are 37 weeks?

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Try to keep her in there as long as possible!! How long more before you are 37 weeks?
I will be 37 weeks on Halloween.

I wish I would have calculated my EDD by LMP, not my o date. I would be 4 days ahead of where I am. I have told my Dr's and mw and they won't change. Grr....

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I will be 37 weeks on Halloween.

I wish I would have calculated my EDD by LMP, not my o date. I would be 4 days ahead of where I am. I have told my Dr's and mw and they won't change. Grr....
You think that's bad...my adjusted EDD is 2 weeks off. I should be almost 36 weeks, instead, I'm almost 34. The EDD they gave me isn't even possible with when I first got a pregnancy test, nor did we have sex any time in that period to make me only 34 weeks pregnant, but they won't listen.
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Julie, I have the exact same situation. I was 37 weeks this past friday based on my LMP. But, 37 weeks tomorrow based on ovulation, which the midwife is going by, since she wants to make absolutely sure that the baby is safe (she doesnt want a premature baby born in the water just because we didnt go by my O date)

But, Im all free to move and have a waterbirth as of 12 midnight tonight!!! Yay! But, Im crossing my legs for a couple of more days until the baby is a scorpio, or at least that is my dh's plan.

Anyway, hope that baby stays put until halloween. It really is only 12 more days!!
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I had the same problem when I first found out I was pregnant. They wanted to say I was due around the 22nd because I had just miscarried and hadn't had a period since. It was impossible since DH was not in the country at the time. When I told them this they said that just because he was gone doesn't mean I didn't get pregnant (implying Im cheating on him I guess). I was pissed. Luckily the doctor did an ultrasound at my first appointment and moved it up and it was moved up again in September so the date I figured we had gotten pregnant (there was only one day in Feb it could have been since DH was gone almost the entire month) was shockenly the day I got pregnant. Imagine that..

I hope that baby stays in for as long as possible! Take it easy.

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I know I was extra super sleepy the last day or two before delivery with all of mine. I suppose it might be nature's way of making sure we have enough energy for delivery. I am a big fan of getting all the rest and sleep you can before hand.


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I am at 5cm, almost completely effaced, babe is at zero station, maybe a little more. Dr. wasn't going to check me, but I had a very, very hard cx during our visit and she didn't want to send me home if I was close to giving birth.

So, I am just waiting........

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Yay!So exiting!2 days from 37 weeks is close enough,eh?Happy birthing!

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Any moment! Maybe get friendly with your partner on Halloween?

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Any moment! Maybe get friendly with your partner on Halloween?
Gosh, we haven't been "friendly" in a while. My mom is here, so we can't in the room I am in(right next to room my mom is sleeping in). DD is in bed with DH. Maybe the basement? DH has been working his regular job plus consulting on the side. So, he is wiped out. Of course, I don't think too many men say no to sex, no matter what.

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