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#1 of 26 Old 03-10-2010, 10:00 AM - Thread Starter
 
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my 5th pregnancy, you'd think I'd know it all by now, but nope, they all have to be so different!
Over the weekend I started with consistent 10 min apart contractions, but not painful so tried not to get excited...they went back and forth between 10-20 mins all weekend
Monday the doc checked I was 2 cm, contractions really slowed all week
Yesterday I thought I might be loosing my plug, this morning I did and stronger contractions were coming every 7 mins.
Now they are more sparatic ranging from 2 mins to 15! All lasting about 1 min.
This is very similar to my last 2 or 3 births, but I still feel like a complete idiot and don't want to make a big deal out of nothing...OTOH, I am GBS + so need antibiotics and my fluid is high, so I'm scared of my water breaking and my cord prolapsing (can that be a verb?) not to mention my previous stillbirth, ugh!
I am not patient enough for this...there should be some sort of test you can take, like a pregnancy test...False or Real labor, lol!

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Ditto to that false labor test!
I have my appt. with the midwife today..I hope that there is a least some change in the cervix, but at the same time I'm in panic mode...I just know she's going to say, yeah, you'll probably deliver next week when I'm not here......... (I know she won't say that, even if she THINKS that...but.....)

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It's definitely interesting to know that after a few pregnancies, you can still not be sure! I am having my second and that is one thing that weighs heavy on my mind right now. Last time, I was convinced I was having prodromal labor when I was actually in labor, so I didn't wake up my husband and finally called my midwife when my contractions were 3-4 minutes apart and I couldn't talk through them. I still didn't believe I was in labor totally until I got to the hospital and was checked by my midwife. Only then did I let my husband call family to let them know.

On here, I read all the time about ladies having their second, or more babies and having false labor. I thought that that was more common in first time moms! So, I might end up in denial again!!!!! I have been told that this labor is likely to be shorter than my last one which was 12 hours of active labor to babe in arms. It's kinda frustrating for it all to be so up in the air! I know labor comes when it comes, but why can't we be at least sure whether or not it's actually labor that ends with a a baby!!!
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I've been in off and on labor/ "false" labor for over a week now. I try to look at like everything is leading us to where we need to be, but it's getting a bit frustrating now.

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super quick betweem contractions...
took a nap, woke up to "real" contractions about 330 every 5 mins...at hospital by 730...now 12 am, waiting for more antibiotics for the GBS + then breaking my water and getting this really going!!!

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How exciting, Kelly!! Sending ELV your way!

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Hoping for a wonderful labor for you!! Easy labor vibes!

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Yeah!!! That's great news!!!!

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Yay!!

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Hope you are sleeping now!!
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Hope that babe is in your arms already!

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Congratulations! Can't wait to hear the news!
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She arrived at 304 am...details to follow, but she is nursing like a champ and I couldn't be happier (though I am EXHAUSTED!)

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Congrats!!! Rest and enjoy your little baby!

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Woo Hoo! Congrats!

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Yay! Congratulations and enjoy!

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So exciting! Congratulations!
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Congratulations! Can't wait to hear about it.
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woohoo! Congrats! Can't wait to hear more!

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Yay! Welcome to the world, little one.

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Congrats!!

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YAY!

It is great to be on the "other side", isn't it?

Welcome, pretty baby!

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