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Due the 9th but really feel like I am gonna go earlier. Ds1 was 36 weeks, ds2 was 9 days late, and dc3 and 4 ( twins ) water broke at 34 weeks.

I don't want to go early, I have to much still to get ready.

Anyone else ?
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I think I'll make it to Feb.

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I know for certain I won't be having a February baby. My EDD is the 10th but the latest I'll have my cesarean is the 30th.

It'll be really weird for me because all of my babies have been born at almost 42 weeks except my DD who was only 4 days past her EDD.
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I know for certain I won't be having a February baby. My EDD is the 10th but the latest I'll have my cesarean is the 30th.

It'll be really weird for me because all of my babies have been born at almost 42 weeks except my DD who was only 4 days past her EDD.
Yeah, this. I'll be having Amelia on January 14th--my other two babies were 40 weeks and 41 weeks, so it's odd to have a month lopped off.

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I know I won't make it to February either. I have a blood disorder and am scheduled for an induction on January 29 (38w1d).

Ack! 25 days!
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I don't know... sometimes I feel like all the pressure I am feeling has to mean this babe is coming on the early side... but then I tend to lean towards the pessimistic side and think that he'll come at 42 weeks and 1 day

I would love 38 or 39 weeks! This belly is heavy!

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I have learned not to predict. I have gone the whole way with all of them pretty much, so I don't really expect this one to be any different. My 1st was a day after due date(but induced, so likely would have been later). My 2nd was 3 days before due date, and my 3rd was 5 days after due date.

So, my pattern is that I'll go all the way. If I wanted to, I could schedule a Csection right now . . . but I desperately want a VBAC, so I am going to wait it out. We'd love to have her on the 30th of this month, though, because it's dh's birthday.
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I'm just crossing my fingers I have her in February! I'm due at the very end of the month and really want a February baby, so I'm hoping I don't go over. We have LOTS of little ones in the family and February is one of the few months that isn't completely filled with birthdays already.

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I am due Feb. 2 and am REALLY hoping to make it to Feb. I have so much to do in January-- I am 36 weeks tomorrow but really have so much more prep to do. I am hoping she cooperates and stays in there for me! (But not too long-- don't want to be induced at 43 weeks!)
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Who knows! Since I'm counting on getting those extra days I had with all the other kids, my midwife and I have joked that would be a great trick of the universe! After dd birth, I feel like I'm ready for anything, though I would like to get past my dd 14 bday party Jan 30th first!

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I'm due Feb 12th, but if I make it to February, it would be the longest pregnancy I've ever had. It is certainly possible I suppose, but hard to imagine right now. I'm measuring larger than I EVER got in my past 2 pregnancies too...so even going another 3 weeks is hard to imagine. My warm-up uterine activity got started even earlier this time too. We'll see. The Universe can be tricky.

DD was born at 38w 2d (and was 7lb 4oz)
DS was born at 37w 5d (at 8lb 6oz)

I'm homebirth eligible as of Jan 10 (35.5 wks), but DH doesn't want to stay home until we hit 36 wks. I have a class I'd like to attend on Jan 22nd (37 wks), so I'm focusing on making it to that point. After Jan 22nd, this baby has my permission to choose its day. Jan 26th would be my oldest's half-birthday, so I kinda like that day.

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I'm not formally predicting.

My first was 41wks, and a long, rough labor. My second was 38wks and super quick and easy with lots of contractions early on (like this time).

I'm also due on the 9th, my dr would like to induce on the 2nd because I had so much trouble delivering my first's head (it was huge). But, like last time, he has agreed to not discuss it until we actually get there and see what is happening then (cervix readiness, measurements, etc.). He knows I'd rather not induce.

Safe and moderately quick is what I'm hoping for, regardless of date. Part of me will be suprised if I make it to February, since we spent so much of this pregnancy fighting preterm labor, but part of me will be fine with a Feb birth. Its cheaper that way for me - less extra time off work before summer vacation!
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I'm homebirth eligible as of Jan 10 (35.5 wks)
That surprises me. I can't even go to the birth center, which is an L&D freestanding hospital, but connected to the main hospital (not physically -- but is part of the same group), until I'm 36 weeks complete.

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I'm due Feb 2nd...36 weeks tomorrow! I tend to think I'll go later since this is my first. I just want to wait until Jan 28th when my mom flies into town. After that she can come at anytime!

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I'm due the 13th, but something gives me the "early" vibe. I'm pretty sure we'll make it to Feb though.
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I would love 38 or 39 weeks! This belly is heavy!
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But that would still get me to February.

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I know this is probably the worst reason ever, but I am kinda hoping for a January 31st baby. My first two were born in Sept and April, so my kids birthstones are Sapphire and Diamond. Add a January Garnet, and I have Red White and Blue! Kinda corny, I know, but it would make a pretty piece of jewelry to wear!

Just so you all know, I am NOT planning to induce this baby early just for the jewelry. It is a kinda joke in my family.

Both my boys were a few days early, but both were induced (first by the doctor, second by castor oil at home).

Also, I am still carrying so high I can't even sit comfortably without having feet in my ribs and lungs! I am definitely ready to go into labor with this one!

I guess we will have to see!
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I'm also due Feb 2nd. I've had mine at 39 weeks, 41w 6d and 40w 2d so I may not make it but there is really no way of knowing.

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I'm due the 6th. My dd was born 38w2d, so who knows, I might have a January baby!

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After dd birth, I feel like I'm ready for anything, though I would like to get past my dd 14 bday party Jan 30th first!
When is your dd's actual birthday? My son's is Jan 28, he is turning 13.
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I am due on the 23rd, but I have a weird feeling it will be Feb 5th. Just a random date that seems to have stuck in my head. I have one 37 weeker and two 36 weekers so that would be the latest.

The only date I really don't want to deliver on is the 14th. My beloved grandfather died on Valentine's Day and I don't have a good association with that day.
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That surprises me. I can't even go to the birth center, which is an L&D freestanding hospital, but connected to the main hospital (not physically -- but is part of the same group), until I'm 36 weeks complete.
Our midwives' cut off for home birth is 37 weeks.

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I'm due round about the 6th of Feb, but past two came about 36 or 37 weeks so there's a good chance I won't make it til Feb. I'm hoping to make it to the 20th of January or later for an aquarius

She's super low in my pelvis today, it's very uncomfortable. I'm spending a lot of time with my rear end up in the air trying to get some relief and get her off my bladder, and thinking cervix stay closed thoughts.

I hope this one stays in longer because my other two were both tiny (under six pounds) and both had separate troubles due to being early - the first was difficult to breastfeed, and the second had some lung issues. So I'm hoping this one gets as much time as she needs to be readier for the world...

Really I'll be happy as long as I still get to birth at home - just another week or so to be in the clear there. My mw cuts off at 37 weeks but is willing to fudge dates a little especially since I had two homebirths with her already. They were born earlier than we thought I was due to my unpredictable cycles. But the births went fine and ultimately the babies were okay, just a lot more work and worry at first.
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I want time to get everything in order, Including my attendents :
I am nesting HARDCORE right now. I have this list of 30 things I wanted to get done today and it is nearly done.
My ds2's bday is the 12th of Jan. My dads is the 29th. So we will see what happens.
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Super nesting mode here too!
Due Feb 6. DD #1 was 40w 3d, DD #2 was 39w 5d. I have thought this one is going to be early the entire pregnancy. She is super low, and I have lots of BH. I am okay with going to February, but just don't see that happening!
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I'm not sure... She's my first, but she seems to have dropped on and off and I'm getting a lot more BHs.

I wouldn't mind birthing on January 30th, but that's the earliest I can do it for her to be full-term... So I'm hoping she actually stays cooking until February (preferably past the 6th since it's my bday...though that would be one heck of a bday gift).

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That surprises me. I can't even go to the birth center, which is an L&D freestanding hospital, but connected to the main hospital (not physically -- but is part of the same group), until I'm 36 weeks complete.
Depends on the state and on the care provider. I'm in Oregon where licensure is optional. Unlicensed midwives don't have state laws about it to follow. Licensed midwives do, but they are very broad. IIRC, my midwife said the state law was 35 weeks. But regardless of laws, midwives do set their own comfortable standards. My midwife usually won't attend homebirths until 36 or so weeks, but she's okay'd me for a bit less than that because of my history of full-size, term-looking babies at 37ish weeks. Of course, it is all up to parental choice too.

In other states (WA for example), I know if you are even an hour short of 37 weeks, you can't do anything out of a hospital.

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My due date is Feb. 2. I have high blood pressure and protein in my urine. I doubt I'll make it to Feb at this point, but I have most everything ready.
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