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They seem to be wrapping around my lower back and squeezing my lower stomach, hips and pelvis. The are quite uncomfortable and come and go much like the BH from Sunday, but instead of wrapping under my ribs and pulling down like a wash clothe they are wrapping around my hips and folding down toward my buttocks... Has anyone else felt this? It has been happening for about 5 hours.

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Some of my BH feel that way.

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That is how early labor feels for me...wish I were having those sensations right now. Good luck.

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thank you for the luck! If it is not early labor, then hopefully we are at least making some cervical changes. It is so uncomfortable feeling! I wish I had a birth ball, the only thing that makes them tolerable is to sit at the edge of my couch with just my tailbone and cheeks touching, with my knees almost touching the ground and my weight on my feet.

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Yep, when I get that type of BH I can totally feel myself opening up down there, and tmi but it feels like my vagina is bulging outward too when they happen.

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That's how my labor started with DD...

I've had those for weeks this time though... Sigh!

Hope it's something great for you!!!

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it doesn't feel great. Tried to get some sleep, but have been waking up almost on the hour, every hour. Took a shower around four, but that only helped while I was in the shower. Even now it is squeezing, but there is no consistancy and I have no idea if they are contractions so I'm going to lay here and try to time them... so very tired though!

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Ooooh, maybe you'll have a baby!!!

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Sounds promising! Really do try to sleep, exhaustion is the worst enemy in labor & delivery (as I found out from experience). I'd say have a glass of wine but it'sa bit early

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yeah i have to agree. sounds like early labor contractions to me! if not i hope it's doing something for you!!!!!

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I agree with Sattygirl. My early labor with DD started like that but I've been having those off and one for weeks and no baby. Sounds promising for you though!

Maybe someone can run to Target and get you an exercise/birth ball so you'll feel more comfortable.

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Closest Target is 110 miles away! lol. Contractions are still oddly spaced, but getting stronger and I am positive that they are contractions. I am spotting now, so there is definitely something going on. My poor baby is not enjoying it any more than I am. Thank you all so much for your support! We are getting ready to go to DPs nephews football game, so I'll be able to get some walking in.

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I knew it! Keep us posted! Still could be a long way, but you are in early labor!!!!
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woo spotting?! definitely early labor!! wooo hoo!!! keep us posted!

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I hope this is it for you!! ELV's headed your way.

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Exciting exciting! Thinking of you today!

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Bummer about the Target. It would be hard for me to live that far away from one. I'm into instant gratification!

I agree, it sounds like you're in early labor! How exciting!

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Sending ELVs your way BBM! Good Luck today! (I am totally jealous!)

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Wow! So exciting! Can't wait to hear the birth story.

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Still here, just contracting away. They are still not consistant, but are definitely stirring things up. TMI: Just got out of the shower. Lost MP just before I got in, and I did a quick cervix check... No longer tilted or closed, not a doctor and my first time actually feeling a dilated cervix (or any, until 10 minutes ago I could never reach past the neverending tunnel...) But it was open and I think I could feel the memrane beyond it?. I was really surprised at the change, last time I tried to check was 5 am.

We are going to go to Walmart and pick up a couple things. Then pack the bag and probly head into the hospital after dinner.

Thank you all so much for your ELVs. I am getting excited! I was so scared this would just end and I would have to wait another week or so before things picked up.

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Still here, just contracting away. They are still not consistant, but are definitely stirring things up. TMI: Just got out of the shower. Lost MP just before I got in, and I did a quick cervix check... No longer tilted or closed, not a doctor and my first time actually feeling a dilated cervix (or any, until 10 minutes ago I could never reach past the neverending tunnel...) But it was open and I think I could feel the memrane beyond it?. I was really surprised at the change, last time I tried to check was 5 am.

We are going to go to Walmart and pick up a couple things. Then pack the bag and probly head into the hospital after dinner.

Thank you all so much for your ELVs. I am getting excited! I was so scared this would just end and I would have to wait another week or so before things picked up.
You could get a birth ball at Wal-mart, though maybe now you don't need it. You're so calm! I guess you're feeling pretty good if you're up for walking around Wal-mart and eating dinner. I hope things continue to go smoothly and effortlessly. It sounds like you'll be meeting your baby in no time!

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yay!! you are going to have your sweet baby soon! i'm so excited!!!!!!! have fun at walmart!!!

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It takes a loooonnng time to get through walmart when you have to stop every couple of minutes... I forgot the birth ball, but have been able to rock, squat or stretch through the contractions. I just have to remind myself that they only last about a minute, no matter how long they feel.

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Not sure if you will see this, but don't go to the hospital too soon. I would say wait until you are having trouble speaking/breathing through the contractions, once you get there you are often "on the clock", I know this all too well from my first. Thinking about you!!


Also, when I got to the hospital my contractions stopped, I think I was too anxious about being there combined with going to early.

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lol i cant imagine being at walmart when i'm in labor! lol you are a good woman! i'm glad you've been able to cope with them so well!! sounds like you are doing an amazing job!!! i hope it goes well at the hospital! it sounds like it will!! i'm almost as excited about you being in labor as i would be if i were! haha thanks for all the updates!

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Not sure if you will see this, but don't go to the hospital too soon. I would say wait until you are having trouble speaking/breathing through the contractions, once you get there you are often "on the clock", I know this all too well from my first. Thinking about you!!


Also, when I got to the hospital my contractions stopped, I think I was too anxious about being there combined with going to early.
Oh, I know! I will not be going in anytime soon unless things pick up. At my ob last week the doc said, "If you want to labor at home, I'm ok with that. Just, please don't wait until the baby is crowning."

Think he has gotten to know me!

Thank you all for the goodvibes and joy and such! You all rock!!!

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ELVs!!!

Here's hoping all those hours in early labor pay off in a fast, easy second and third stage of labor!

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Go BBM, go! I hope your LO is in your arms soon and you have all the best sweet rewards in the world: Baby, an end to labor, and being un-pregnant! Woo! Woo! So proud of you!!!!

Sending lots of ELVs your way!

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ELVs to you!!! You have really been in this for the long haul! I hope you have good news for us soon! Hang in there and try to remember to relax your body as much as possible! Best of luck!

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