Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: The Great Lakes State
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My "prodromal" labor became more regular and didn't stop with the half glass of wine, resting, etc. Contractions were regularly about 7 minutes apart and lasting for 40mins all day the day before and slowly moved closer to 5 minutes apart, but they did not increase in intensity.
I had a big nesting urge 2 days before, a freak out, "gotta get it done" but this was immediately followed by a "forget it, this baby is never coming, so lets watch a movie" sort of evening the actual night before labor. This happened with my last two as well, the freak out, followed by the chilling out, followed by labor.
I was very restless and teary, much more so than I had been the week, or days before. I was also very uncomfortable due to pelvic pressure, I could NOT get into a comfortable spot for anything. At about 2pm, I had a huge emotional melt down (my labor seems to be marked with these), laid down for a nap, and woke up at 4pm with real, strong, I COULD NOT ignore them contractions, baby was born 8 hours later. Again, this happened with DS, I got all weepy, took a nap and woke up in real labor.