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Ivory -- is your little one malpositioned? Do you know?

It is such a pain, isn't it? It's funny -- my first labor was so fast, I was kinda excited when this started to feel a more "normal" labor pattern (contractions with space in between, getting closer together). But then nothing came of it.... Now I'm just annoyed.

Am I "in labor"? Can I scare the normals by telling the store clerk that I'm in labor now?

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Lots of cervical ouchiness today. Joked to DH that maybe when I do go into labour the baby will practically fall out. He nearly turned white!

I haven't recalled a post from Alicia in a while, no.

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I've kept on with the contractions almost all day (10 minutes apart, and not really getting any closer but becoming a little more painful-- mildly so). THank goodness, Dh's brother works for an airline, so he flew up for free to hang out with us for the weekend. Now... if I can just get this baby to come! I had scheduled a chiro visit today, and I hoped that would align everything well so that baby would really engage and things would get moving, but the chiropractor was ill and the appt was canceled. So, now I have an ultrasound and a chiropractor appointment on Monday... but I'm *really* hoping I don't have to wait that long! In any case, BIL is staying until Tuesday morning, so we've got time!

Jen, I hope those exercises work! I'm wondering if my baby is malpositioned in there, but I won't really have anyone able to check until Monday....

Wondering about P&H.

Ivy-- wow, my thoughts are with you. I hope your baby makes up her mind soon!

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Expecting your water to break and to go into active labor at any moment is a great way to keep from sleeping well at all.

I thought I felt Sprout shift his head.... but it's hard to tell what was a semi-dream and what was real. And I'm not in labor, so I'm going to go with dream.

I don't want to go into labor most of today, because DH is still going to be wiped out from trying to adjust to his night schedule. Maybe later this afternoon? I need to find a neighborhood with a curb I can walk.....

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It is beautiful out here today and I have so much to work to do I might try to squeeze in a walk at the park with the kids.

Had more contractions last night that of course went nowhere. They're starting to get more and more painful. And I'm a bit of a wreck about my water breaking as it usually does early and in a huge gush. I was 36 weeks yesterday so this is the time I usually go. I'm hoping to make at least make it through the weekend. Dh is going to a show tonight, a very loud, punk kind of show. I made him swear to carry his phone in his front pocket on vibrate and I don't even know if that will be enough! hehe. I did suggest to the blueberry that this weekend is bad and maybe next weekend would be better.

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Expecting your water to break and to go into active labor at any moment is a great way to keep from sleeping well at all.

I thought I felt Sprout shift his head.... but it's hard to tell what was a semi-dream and what was real. And I'm not in labor, so I'm going to go with dream.

I don't want to go into labor most of today, because DH is still going to be wiped out from trying to adjust to his night schedule. Maybe later this afternoon? I need to find a neighborhood with a curb I can walk.....
have a stepstool? you could always "jazzercise" in front of the tv.

i had 2 ctx yesterday...i know it's NOTHING compared to all the prodromol stuff your all having but it was at the exact same time that dd's labor started (7 p.m. sitting in front of the tv) and he had his head really wedged down there and then it all started BH instead (constantly almost) but alas nothing. i really hope this baby doesn't follow his brothers pattern. i'll be induced. ds was my first so i am really counting that firsts go longer and dd is the norm (on time exactly ds was 11 days late). I am only allowed to go to 41 wks at the birth center...which i guess doens't mean i'm not allowed to go to 42 since i'm already pretty much risked out to the hospital anyways....urgh wouldn't that be a b!*&h...get my iron levels up by 40 weeks and then risk out again for being over...i would just scream. oh and baby dancing (haha) didn't do a darn thing either. rawwwrrr....i'm ready for labor!

anyone noticed their shift in thinking though? if anything was painful before i was just saying ow, how am i gonna handle this etc etc etc. now i'm like COME ON CTX, COME ON BABY...GET YOUR BUTT MOVING screaming in my head.
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Jen Hoping you can get baby positioned well and get things going soon!

SuzieQ Yay for your dh being home!!

loveneverfails Hope you are feeling better!

sew_crafty_girl I actually had no stretchmarks until I was almost ready to deliver dd2. I was soooo smug - two pgs and no stretch marks. Then around 37 weeks or so I looked at my belly, and there they were.

MPP Yay for your BIL! Hope you can get something going this weekend!!


afm My two-year-old was a HOLY TERROR yesterday - first she went upstairs and made a mess and wouldn't come down, then when she did come down she promptly pulled over a table with a lamp on it, ran into the bathroom and started playing with the toilet brush, and ran into the living wreaking more havoc. I was nearly in tears, esp. since I am trying to hold these babies in and every time I get up I have a contrax. She finally fell asleep on the family room floor. Whew! She was a whole new child when she woke up too. I can't wait to be off of bedrest so I can get her napping again.

Speaking of which, I am 36 weeks tomorrow, and my fave OB will be back in the office on Monday! Yay!! Sooo, I think I will be taking bed rest a little less seriously starting Monday. At least, enough to tidy the house (I have asked dh to do that this weekend, but not holding my breath) and catch up on laundry.

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Lots of cervical ouchiness today. Joked to DH that maybe when I do go into labour the baby will practically fall out. He nearly turned white!

I haven't recalled a post from Alicia in a while, no.

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I'm Alicia's DDC buddy but haven't heard from her inawhile either... hmm... Sending good thoughts!

Ivy - you are a strong, strong woman for bearing up under such a painful week of contractions and no baby. It can't last forever!

I'm getting excited to hear about the next round of babies coming soon! Maybe after this weekend? I don't think ours is coming before Easter so I'm trying to make sure I have one fun thing to do every day. But yesterday this translated as 2 hours at the car wash, paying $70 to get them to thoroughly clean the seats and floors (shampoo et al). After an hour and a half of waiting and being told "it'll be another half hour" I started to freak out and got coupons for 2 free car washes in the future. I won't say I took advantage of the pregnancy thing, but I may have rubbed the bump a little more than usual

It's funny to me how afraid (non pregnant) people are of labor starting at any minute! Some of my good friends this week, when meeting me for lunch or something, said "when you were heading over it struck me, 'oh my god, what do I do if she goes into labor?!'". I know there are exceptions, even with first babies, but I was like, "umm if I go into labor, you either keep me distracted and having fun until contractions start getting serious, or if they're too painful for me to drive home on my own, we call devon or my doula." I think tv has given everyone an impression of waters exploding - ambulance call - and I know plenty of women who have been in early labor for days before things got serious.

Thanks for all of the support around communicating to our families that we may or may not tell them when I'm in labor. I'm still not sure they get it, but the most important thing for me is to feel no pressure or obligation on myself when the time comes, other than birthing this baby the best way I can. No distractions. It's likely that DH will want to call them and that I won't care once I settle into a rhythm, but I just don't know! Part of me loves the idea of waiting until it's all over and we're ready to say "come and meet her!". But we also might want to wait until we've had some alone family time for a bit. How could I possibly predict this stuff?!

And I feel much better about her measuring a tiny bit 'small' (36 at 38 weeks), so thanks. Silly me, I remembered later that the MW said it could be because her head is a little bit down in my pelvis so there are a few cms not measuring. But of course my worried brain thought, "maybe she's not growing enough?!". Jeez, I should find something real to worry about

Hope everyone gets some good rest this weekend!
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Dena and SCG: When I was pregnant with my son, right near the end I asked dh "Do I have any stretch marks?" He said "Oh no." Well at the hospital I was changing in front of a full length mirror (no I didn't own one at the time) and I had a TON of stretch marks. I just glared at dh and he was all sweet and sheepish LOL.

Loveneverfails:Forgot to send you some healing vibes and hugs. I hope you feel better soon. I'd be very sad if my beloved tater tots made me sick. I've been craving those things big time.

Dena: My youngest (4 almost 5) did the same last night. She TORE up the house, whined and complained, sobbed every five seconds, and them bam she was sleeping on the living room rug. Whew it was a hellish half hour for sure.

AFM: I LOVE MY MIDWIFE. Have I mentioned that before? She called today to check on me because she is going to the mountains and she wanted to make sure I felt comfortable with her leaving for the evening. And she offered to NOT go if I felt uncomfortable. How simply amazing is that? Of course now I have another reason to NOT go into labor tonight.

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Curb-walking HURTS!

Oh, man, my left leg is KILLING me.

It was funny, though -- I walked around the neighborhood, one foot on the curb, one in the street, while my parents walked on the sidewalk with my DD. DD did her best to imitate me the whole way -- walking with one foot on the sidewalk, and one foot in the grass.

And no change for all of it. I'm relieved, though, that my contractions calmed down yesterday evening and have given me a break for most of the time until now. They poke up every once in a while, but I've gotten a nice break.

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Hey ladies! Just popping in really quick.

Ericka- I am so happy for you, Jennings, and Campbell! As others have said, you will find a new normal and a new routine.

Ivy- I've been reading your blog when linked from fb. You poor mama! Praying you find relief or a baby coming your way ASAP!

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P+H- hope you get a great hospital birth for your little one! They do exist!

AFM- Lucy is doing great! I look like a porn star and am wearing 2-4 shirts a day. The big girls are driving me crazy, being hyper, not listening, etc. Getting doted on by everyone coming to visit and dh being home throwing off our routine doesn't help, either.

Then there's dh. Sure, he's gotten the house clean, but...a dirty house would be less stressful right now! He doesn't help enforce bedtime, he thinks the tv ALWAYS has to be on (and that helping with the big girls means plopping them in front of the tv with some of his chocolate crap cereal), and snaps at the girls for not being tv zombies and letting him clean. He's mad that he never gets to just sit and hold the baby...he does but he always falls asleep while doing so. Or doing anything. I have had to entertain the in laws by myself two days in a row. At least last night it was my bil that used to live with us, and we get along really well. I've yelled at him twice to go back to work already. Because he gets grumpy with me about being tired...umm I had a baby four effing days ago, am now caring for 3 kids, and am yelling because he's stressing me out and it makes the sleep deprivation worse. But because he cleans he thinks he's a great help. He doesn't get that a messy house and help with the kids' care would be so much better!

Physically, though, I feel awesome. I'm on day 3 of placenta capsules and am barely having anymore bleeding. I'm a bit sore (1 small tear), but that's getting better. Emotionally, I'm angry, but I think that's stress. My uterus is already below my navel and getting visibly smaller each day. I feel back to normal, just more tired and grumpy.

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I love my husband and my friend! They just unpacked pretty much our whole living room while I lounged in bed! I mean, I am scared to see what downstairs looks like now, but the upstairs is relatively empty of boxes of stuff! And there were TONS of boxes of stuff! OMG OMG!

And I just pooped like a normal person.


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Whoo. Today kicked my butt. The ASQ had a big quilting convention this weekend here in Lancaster and MIL offered to pay for me if I went to ogle the quilts with her (she's an incredible quilter), so I went. DH begged me to take DS, who still won't get in a stroller and I said sure, thinking we'd be back for lunch or that MIL could carry him too.

NOT.

DS pitched a holy fit the entire time if I wasn't carrying him, so it was up, down, screaming, etc. We were there and walking the exhibits from 9 until after 1:30pm. I came home, told DH he was on baby duty (he was doing random projects with FIL around the house) and passed out, and before an hour was up, DH lost track of DS and no more nap. Grrrrr....

Needless to say, my hips and back hurt, but no ctrx! So yay for small blessings. I think we're going to do pizza for dinner tonight, though - there is NO way I'm standing up to cook for people. I will be sitting on my butt for the rest of the day/night, and DH and I will have choice words about the meaning of "baby duty" when his parents leave. :mischevious

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Denise (((hugs))) My dh finally gets it but it took two births. And everyone knows mama holds the baby for the first few days! I explained to my dh that it was important that the older kids get lots of attention, and that since he's always not always home it means even more to him. But I do have to refocus him from cleaning quite a bit. I hope your dh gets it soon and you get a break from stress.

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Sara My college friend lives in Lancaster, and I only realized you guys were in the same town because of the quilting convention. He made some FB comment about the quilting convention coming to town so folks might want to clear out before it got too wild:P Anyway...sorry your dh dropped the baby duty. I think pizza and a talk are in order. I'm making dh get me Indian food before he goes out for his show

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Lost more hunks of mucous this morning but still not feeling anything stronger than menstral crampiness.

I really want to get a nice rocker recliner but I only made it through a few store before getting worn out and admitting defeat for the day.

Feeling nauseaus. Expected to hear from the midwife to have a homevisit set up but haven't yet.

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Lost more hunks of mucous this morning but still not feeling anything stronger than menstral crampiness.

I really want to get a nice rocker recliner but I only made it through a few store before getting worn out and admitting defeat for the day.

Feeling nauseaus. Expected to hear from the midwife to have a homevisit set up but haven't yet.
I have the "menstral cramp" feeling as well but nothing new in discharge. Feeling nauseaus as well...off and on with that though.

Stinks about the shopping. I want a new recliner!!! Hope things speed up for you. I'd send what I'm having to you if I could. I'd like another week

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Jen - Yeah, my Polliwog is in there are cockeyed, either with her brow presenting, or maybe her hand. Last night I actually got some decent sleep, so maybe the week of trying to get her repositioned worked? I would love a few days off to rest before real labor hits. Most nights it is pretty bad (contractions every 5-7 minutes) and then the days are better (every 10-15 minutes) but last night/today has been slower. Still pretty uncomfortable, but manageable.

SCG - Rooting for things to pick up! Do you have all the kids this weekend?

Justamama - DH can be the same way sometimes. like, oh, right now. He spent all morning cleaning (and ignoring the insane children), and now seems to b trying to take a nap on the couch, but glares at us for making any noise. Um, hello, we live in 700 sqft, there is no way we can avoid the livingroom.

Sme - Ugh, there is no way i can take both kids to the grocery store right now, let alone a huge quilt show. Noooo way. (Btw, i think my MIL is teaching at that show. She's on the east coast for some big quilt show that she couldn't cancel, though she is still kicking herself for missing DD1's birth for work.)

Dena - It's the moon with these kids. My two have been ... irritating, to say the least. Pushing boundaries like whoa. that your favorite OB is back, and that you can stop taking it so "easy" soon. You've done such an amazing job keeping those girls safe and growing!

Thinking about P+H, and Alicia. Gals, no one else go missing, this is not the time for an internet diet!

AFM - A good night's rest last night has made today a lot easier to handle. A question though, for those of you who have actually seen amniotic fluid before (my water broke while pushing in the pool with both girls) - is it thicker than water? Like, not as thick as mucus, but not pee thin? I'm soggy today, but can't decide if it's just really thin mucus or not. It's definitely not pee (wrong hole, lol) but isn't gushing or soaking anything, just enough to make me wear a pad because I am tired of changing underwear. Don't get excited girls - I probably just have a runny vagina. is it vagina allergy season?

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Yay, Rhi!! (isn't it nice to have people to rejoice with you when you poo?)

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Sara My college friend lives in Lancaster, and I only realized you guys were in the same town because of the quilting convention. He made some FB comment about the quilting convention coming to town so folks might want to clear out before it got too wild:P Anyway...sorry your dh dropped the baby duty. I think pizza and a talk are in order. I'm making dh get me Indian food before he goes out for his show
Awesome! Yeah, we've had 15,000+ little old ladies. It's amazing - I've never seen a convention where the city is so quiet by 9pm.

Indian food sounds incredible.

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Doing a lot better today. Thanks for all the feeling better vibes!

Although, I got my second idiot comment in the last 3 weeks from idiot Facebook idiots who are so idiotic that they can't read and decided to ask me the idiotic question about whether I'm having twins. Well, Facebook idiots, if you were literate and not, say, idiots you might have noticed that I've written multiple times that this pregnancy is no longer a twin pregnancy INCLUDING IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS POSTING A REMINDER AFTER I GOT THE FIRST IDIOT COMMENT CONGRATULATING ME ON MY TWINS. Idiots. Did I make it clear enough that I think people are idiots? Because people? ARE IDIOTS! I've gotten fairly thick skinned about people being idiots, but geez.

I *finally* got my first "when are you due?" question at the grocery store today. And two little old ladies refused to believe that I am on my 5th baby. Evidently I "look so young" and "not tired at all" and therefore can't be on my 5th baby. So, there you have it, folks!

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Dena and SCG: When I was pregnant with my son, right near the end I asked dh "Do I have any stretch marks?" He said "Oh no." Well at the hospital I was changing in front of a full length mirror (no I didn't own one at the time) and I had a TON of stretch marks. I just glared at dh and he was all sweet and sheepish LOL.
i remember thinking i had gotten through ds's pg with none...of course many popped up in the last weeks BUT i also had a HUGE one under my belly that i couldn't see. it was amazingly huge.

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Lost more hunks of mucous this morning but still not feeling anything stronger than menstral crampiness.

I really want to get a nice rocker recliner but I only made it through a few store before getting worn out and admitting defeat for the day.

Feeling nauseaus. Expected to hear from the midwife to have a homevisit set up but haven't yet.
mmmm rocker recliner's are heaven. well as much as you can be when your butt goes numb no matter how soft anything is cause you have extra weight pushing on the tush. however you know your 9 mnths along when you sit in the chair and it DISSAPEARS and you feel like there's hardly a chair there.

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Thinking about P+H, and Alicia. Gals, no one else go missing, this is not the time for an internet diet!
yes ma'm! i hope those ctx produce a baby SOON!
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So, today I'm officially 37 weeks. Had some loss of mucous yesterday (but no spotting) and lots of cervical pressure. This morning the cervical pressure made way to cervical pain.
Then lots of sex was had, and ever since then there's been nothing.
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Ginger Aw, your midwife sounds SO sweet. I'm so happy for you that you are in such caring hands.

Jen Glad you are at least getting a bit of a break!

Justamama Glad little Lucy (LOVE that name, btw) is doing so well! I feel for you on the dh issue. Mine actually tends to zone when he is home with the kids without a specific agenda. They end up watching tv and playing video games, and the moment I appear in the room, they are all over me. In the meantime, the messes build. I almost think it is just as well that he is only going to be able to have a couple of days off this time around!

Rhi for normal poops!! I totally understand - except coming from the other direction. When I finally pooped after 36 hours, I swear it was almost orgasmic. And Yay!! for a good dh and good friend - friends who are willing to help unpack rock!!

Sme Oooh, that would make me so mad about the nap - my dh has done that too. I always get a sheepish look and an apology. Doesn't cut it! The quilt show sounds like it could have been fun under better circumstances though. My MIL is an incredible quilter as well, so I have been to a few quilt shows, and I really enjoy them.

Ivory I so feel for you on the positioning and the labor. Glad you got some good sleep at least, and I hope she moves soon so she can get the heck out of there!! Thanks for the encouraging words, too. They mean a lot.

loveneverfails I can't believe people are asking you that. It is beyond thoughtless and hurtful. For some reason with us, people seemed to forget almost immediately that we were ever pg with twins. (when I mentioned it to BIL shortly after Amalie died his comment was, "oh, yeah, that must have been hard.") That hurt, but at least I wasn't forced to recount the story if I didn't want to. And frankly it took me a couple of years to feel comfortable even bringing it up.

Oh, but I soooo love the little old ladies who tell me how young I look to be having this many kids. Considering I feel pretty close to little old ladyhood myself a lot of days, it really boosts my ego!

laughingfox for 37 weeks!!

afm More of the same kid-wise. Ivory, I think you are right, I think it is the moon. Of course the fact that they KNOW I am limited in my ability to discipline them doesn't help either. Grrrr. Called one of my friends yesterday and, yes, apparently CPS does frown on locking your kids in a dog crate, even a big one. She assured me she has been tempted too.

ETA: One cute kid story from today - Tom asked Ellen, our 2-year-old, what an octopus says, and she answered, "squeak squeak!" He laughed, but I was puzzled and asked him where she had gotten that idea. He just pointed to the dog's squeaky toy on the floor. The octopus shaped one.

And dh has been, well, dh. I asked him several times this week to please get the carseats installed this weekend, and every time he said OK. Now suddenly today he informed me that they don't need to be installed until after they are born. Uh, excuse me? Remember our last birth when I was mobbed by hospital staff the morning after the birth and you were home SLEEPING?!?! Remember how I said I need you with me this time?!?! So now you are planning to be downstairs installing car seats instead? ARGH!!! I kinda pulled the I am 21938712046 weeks pg and so what I say goes card, though I was a little nicer than that about it.

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AFM - A good night's rest last night has made today a lot easier to handle. A question though, for those of you who have actually seen amniotic fluid before (my water broke while pushing in the pool with both girls) - is it thicker than water? Like, not as thick as mucus, but not pee thin? I'm soggy today, but can't decide if it's just really thin mucus or not. It's definitely not pee (wrong hole, lol) but isn't gushing or soaking anything, just enough to make me wear a pad because I am tired of changing underwear. Don't get excited girls - I probably just have a runny vagina. is it vagina allergy season?
@ vagina allergy season. Actually it can get a little runnier if you have a cold...

I do have days with really watery discharge that if I didn't know better, I would think was amniotic fluid. Amniotic fluid doesn't feel like it has a lot of substance in it, but it does have a slipperier quality than water. Hard to describe. If you're noticing it as something that isn't soaking into your underwear, it's not amniotic fluid...it soaks in fast like pee or water.

Amniotic fluid has a distinct smell, but again I have no idea how to describe it. Testing to see if it's amniotic fluid is easy; can you call your MW? There are two tests; the nitrazine paper you could do yourself (usually I will have women do this themselves anyway) and the ferning test is a little more complicated. If you'd noticed wetness once or twice, I wouldn't consider it a big deal, but if its continuing I'd want to see about ruling out membrane rupture. There are ways to do that without putting you on a clock, too.

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My kids are at their dad's this w/e. Tonight would be a good time to birth because the step-kids are at a Scout night hike.

I can't remember the consistency of amniotic fluid.

Our rainbow baby, Anna Beatrice was born April 11/2010 after 4 m/c. She joins 4 brothers and sisters.
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Dena She is very sweet. I feel very lucky to have found her. Now I just have to convince baby that staying until at least tomorrow is a good idea.

Oh and my dh never did put the promised car seat in. I did. And I did it wrong. So he keeps saying he's going to fix but hasn't yet. Cause he had to work all weekend on class projects that he put off. In fact, I spent ALL day helping him instead of cleaning our room which I really wanted to do. But I won't complain as he went out to get me Indian food, and he took the kids

Ivy: With my first two, my water broke in a huge gush before hand. It literally POURED out of my vagina. It was very clear and had a sweetish smell to it...it didn't look like urine but it was the same consistency. With my last, I had a small leak and it kept leaking like when I sat on the toilet there was a steady stream. I actually thought it was urine that time but the nurses tested it and it wasn't.

AFM: Baby has shifted even lower so I am super uncomfortable. I am having what can only be described as constant menstrual like cramps. I feel like I have to poop but can't. Grrr. Very unpleasant but not quite painful. Contractions are still random but my legs hurt really bad as does my lower back. Dh is a show and midwife is about 2 hours away so I'm really hoping this is all just preshow stuff. Like way preshow. But I did wash my kids just in case I figured they should be clean should I go into labor....

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Found out part of the problem with dh today. The idiot took 2 muscle relaxers. @@ He thought it was okay because "they're tiny pills."

Seriously, I feel like the mother of 4, not 3 some days! But at least today I know why.

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Do baby movements change before labour? A friend who just had hers said her baby slowed down a lot. My girl is still super active.

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Do baby movements change before labour? A friend who just had hers said her baby slowed down a lot. My girl is still super active.
I was wondering the same thing...but not sure if I could anything or not from that...baby hasn't moved much today. Enough for me to not freak out but i seem to have off days...and sadly I just can't remember the others.

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My others slowed down, but Lucy moved even during labor. She also had her cord around her neck, under her arm, and through her legs.

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Eeek! I think I might be in labor (for real this time!).

DH got home late Friday night, and we joked before he left that this baby would come as soon as he got back and after we dropped my mom off at the airport (she was staying with me in case I went into labor while he was gone). We dropped her off yesterday (Saturday) afternoon, and I started getting fairly painful contractions around 10pm. Around 1am they were regular and about 5 minutes apart and quickly progressed to every 3 minutes. Called the midwife who said to try and relax for a couple of hours and call her back to check in since first-time moms tend to be in active labor for around 12hrs. So I took a LONG soak in the tub which was amazing...contractions are still coming regularly. I'm going to try to lay down for a bit and not get too worn out (easier said than done when you're SO excited to meet this baby that's been growing inside you for 9 months) - fortunately we're only about a 5-10 minute drive to the hospital so there's no rush I suppose. Keeping my fingers crossed that this is the real deal!

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