After 4 full days of ruptured membranes with no contractions, I agreed to be induced for dd1. Now I wonder what I will be doing when labour starts.
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Aimee Blessed Momma to 4 amazing boys, P ~ 9 H ~ 7 J ~ 4 and B ~ 1. Happily married to D Living my almost dream life on an urban homestead, hoping for our forever land to find us soon!
(Can I make a special request to someone to have a labor like that again? )
Becky- Wife to DH, Mama to "Nani" (July '08) "Coco" (July '10) and Decker the Wrecker (May'13)
Spouse (the political geek) * Stepdaughter (the artist) * and introducing...the Baby (um, he's a baby? He likes shiny things).
With my second I'd had gentle early labour on an off for a week or two at night. I would have very gentle but noticable contractions for what felt like hours on and off several nights a week. The morning after dd's due date, I woke up at 8:30 a.m. and within 15 mins I had a contraction. I *KNEW* we would be having a baby that day. She was born 3 hrs later. I wouldn't mind a fast and efficient labour like that again! There's video of us right after dd was born and we're all puffing and panting and rubbing the baby who is peeing on me, and we're laughing... and then I say, "I haven't even had breakfast yet!"
Me + Dh = Dd1(9.5 yrs) + Dd2(7 yrs) and Ds(4.5 yrs)
#2: Labor started only a day after my EDD in the later afternoon. I honestly don't remember much else about it! Baby was born the next morning around 7 am.
#3: Labor started mid afternoon, at 41 weeks. I was at my parents' house about 40 minutes away from my house when I started getting some regular-ish contractions. So I drove home, purposely hitting every speed bump and lump in the road along the way to keep the contractions going! Baby was born the next day around 9 am.
#2 Contractions started when I woke up and got stronger and obvious when I was making pancakes.
#3 Water broke at 10:30 pm in bed.
#4 Contractions slowly built over days and gradually morphed into active labor, so hard to pinpoint an actual "start" to it.
Who knows this time!!
JENNY, 38~ preschool teacher, birth activist, sun worshiper, singer, married for 17 years and mom to
Karan 15, Fiona 12, Bodhi 10, Bjorn 6, Devon 3, and Robin Taylor born January 16th!
Went to bed around 10, woke up at 2am with what I thought was gas pains/intestinal trouble. When the "gas pains" occurred again 30 minutes later, and then 20 minutes, and then 7 - I was pretty sure it was baby time!
Contractions quickly moved down to 5 minutes apart, and were 3 min. by the time we got to the hospital at 7. DD was born at noon - 10 hours, start to finish! Our facilities manager was calling my cell phone (which DH had) while I was in labor, asking if she could move another coworker to my desk, or if I was coming in...needless to say, I didn't get back to her until after the weekend!
#2- It was 7:00pm and I was having dinner with DH's family on my due date. Started having contractions every 15 min or so. DS was born 11 hours later, and I had my MW break my water at 8 cm. Very different experience, and sooo much better
~Manessa mama to one teenageer, one tweenager, and a toddler
The lesson is: now is the best time to do some sprinting, ladies!