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I'm really enjoying reading about and seeing all these brand new gorgeous babies joining us! Still - it feels so removed!<br><br>
I'm due in about a week and while I feel huge and slow - but I don't feel like birth is impending. I've been doing EPO and RRL tea - but overall, I just don't feel like much is happening in my body to move towards birth. It's my first, so maybe it will still be a while - but did any of you feel like it was coming or did it sneak up on you?<br><br>
The only real problem is that I keep putting things off because I feel like I still have plenty of time - which I don't!!
 

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With my first I hit my EDD and had a dr appt that day at 4pm. He said 0cm and 0%. I felt fine and had nothing going on that raised any flags. 11pm that night I lost my mucus plug and was in labor at 5am and she came the next day.<br><br>
So my experience was that I had NO signs, no baby dropping, NUTHIN until it was time.
 

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I'm feeling the same. Nada. And my EDD is tomorrow.<br><br>
I feel like I'm going to be pregnant FOREVER!
 

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I too am a first timer with not so much as one practice contraction...nadda. 2 weeks ago when I was swabbed for group B I did find out I am 1/2 cm dilated, which was news outta nowhere for me!<br><br>
I don't feel like anything is going on either.
 

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With my first I didn't feel like I was going to go into labour soon, and had no signs. In hindsight I did have an increase in BHs in the two days before I went into labour, but at the time I didn't think anything of it. I also never felt hugely pregnant. I didn't drop until labour began and my cervix was pretty much closed the last time the checked before labor began.<br><br>
I still have three weeks but I feel closer to giving birth then I ever did with DD. Although I am sure I will last right up until the end.
 

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I had no "signs" whatsoever with my DD either. No dilating, a tiny bit of effacing... I went 10 days past my EDD and my water broke. Everything happened in one day. I've read that on average first-time Moms usually go into labor somewhere around 7/8 days past their EDD.
 

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I'm a second timer and I don't feel like anything is going to happen anytime soon either. I've been having BH the entire pregnancy (and mine are painful, not just annoying) so any that I have *now* I wind up ignoring -- they are too infrequent and sporadic anyway. No mucous plug in sight. No intestinal cleansing (quite the opposite, lol), no overwhelming nesting.<br><br>
Today I looked up the date where I would hit 42 weeks. June 2nd. I really feel like I have along ways to go!
 

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I was due yesterday and *I* still feel like I'm not close at all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Seriously, I feel like I could be pregnant for another month. Nothing going on at all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I'm due tomorrow and I don't have any signs/sense of anything happening either. BabyGirl seems very happy to bake for a bit (a lot?) longer yet.
 

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I don't remember any sort of intuitive feeling that the babies were coming. Until I was in prodromal labor both times I really didn't know what was happening. I mean I was at Old Navy the day before DS2 was born. Not much was going on. They were both born two days before their EDDs too.
 

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I'm having my second and I feel things happening but I don't really believe it. LOL I'm due a week from today and i'm VERY ready.
 

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i don't feel like anything is going on down there either. i *know* that i'm not going to be pg forever, but i sure do feel like i will. *sigh*
 

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Well - at last night's midwife appointment I opted for a vaginal exam because I was curious (and sure that nothing was happening).<br><br>
Dialated 2 cm<br>
Effaced 50%<br>
Cervix soft and midline<br>
Baby station -1<br><br>
For a bishop's score of 7!<br><br>
Now I realize this means nothing and it could still be weeks - but it was nice to hear that my body is working on it!
 

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For my first time, I went 9 days over and felt NO signs of ever going into labor. And...uh...things didn't work out so well but I'm not posting this to scare anyone <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Then with my second, he came 2 weeks early by some random fluke! It was a real surprise as I hadn't really prepared anything. But we went with the flow and it was fine.<br><br>
And now with this one? Well I was kind of hoping to go early again. But so far, nothing! Sometimes the baby drops, then it pops up again. No show, no mucous, nothing!<br><br>
In fact, I've been feeling GREAT this week! I was just thinking today that I would happily stay at this stage of pregnancy forever! No urgent trips to the bathroom overnight, I'm comfortable, mobile, sleeping well, happy and I think I look great for a preggo <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Yay for progress without being in the throws of hard labor! That 2cm less you have to work on later <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><br><br>
I'm not even due til end of month. Trying to keep my Zen, but it comes and goes several times daily. Sometimes three weeks seems like an eye blink...and then I try to sleep...and think how I know I'm going to die if she holds out til then. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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Im due on the 23rd anad I wanna go into labor now! This pregnancy thing is tiring and it's hott!!! lol. With my dd I was preg all thru the summer so I shouldn't be complaining but I wasn't anywhere near this big last time...I want a beach and a virgin pina colada!
 
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