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#1 of 118 Old 04-28-2009, 06:53 PM - Thread Starter
 
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DH and I dtd earlier this afternoon Since then I've been having some back contractions and lots of sharp pain/pressure in my cervix. This would be day 5 of diarrhea for me so I'm very happy to at last have something going on. I've been sitting at 3cm and 75% effaced for the last month as well. This is entirely different from DS's labor where contractions started immediately and were time-able, this time its just kind of sporadic and slowly gaining in intensity. I may still be pregnant tomorrow, who knows. Today would be a good day to have a baby though

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I'm hoping for you! Good luck!
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yay for you! everyday is closer... but isnt it great when you actually know it IS getting closer!

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: Hope it really gets going soon mama! Sounds like you've been gearing up for days!

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It would be awesome if you delivered while your dh was home!!!
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I still don't know for sure, I've had some definite contractions and then just general cramping in my back and hips since about 3pm. I'm starting to feel really nauseous as well. I hate this part because I don't want to believe its labor and get my hopes up about it, and I don't want to call my midwife right away if its not the real thing since she's an hour and a half from me. Something is going on for sure, whether its just my body messing with me or the real thing I have no idea.

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If I were you, I'd go ahead and call her. Just to update her. She doesn't have to come just yet, and it might be nice to get some reassurance.
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I will cross my fingers for you! That would be wonderful if you could have your baby while dh is still here. Keep us updated!

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Baby is coming soon!! Woohoo. Hopefully it's just around the corner! So happy that your DH will be here for it! ::: What a gift.

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Still pregnant and still have random, sporadic contractions coupled with hip and back pain :

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Thinking about you and watching your updates
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how exciting!! try and get some rest just in case its the real thing!! :

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Just seeing this now. But I hope things are moving along for you.

Come on BABY!!!
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Some kind of progress is being made because whatever cervix I can still feel is pretty much gone, so I'm pretty close to 100% effaced. I feel like I haven't done any work yet though, the contractions have been super manageable and are just now starting to get regular. We got the birth pool all set up just in case a baby comes tonight, I'm going to give my midwife a call in a bit as well just to update her. Send me lots of labor vibes!

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Yay! Glad things are progressing!

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Wooohooo!!! Things are a-happenin!

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How exciting!!
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Good luck!!!

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Oh Katie! I'm on pins and needles! I'm going to have to go to bed but I hope to hear more in the morning!

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I can't wait to check this in the morning!! Good luck Katie!!

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Still pregnant Contractions never really took on much of a pattern last night. They ranged from 1-5 minutes apart and were lasting close to a minute, I just couldn't get a pattern going with them. They picked up in intensity for sure, I felt like my hips were going to split apart. I ended up going to bed and they spaced out enough for me to get some sleep. Still contracting here this morning so I'm hoping things will even themselves out and we can have a baby today. I think I'm going to break some kind of record here

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I am SO hopeful that something really picks up for you today! :

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Katie-:: sending ELV :: I hope today is the day!!

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I hope things regulate for you today!
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Hoping things pick up today!

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