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I had a contraction in my back and tummy at Wal Mart. I have not had one since- but my back aches. I am so nervous. Dh is sleeping... and I do not want to wake him up...<br>
Hmm....<br>
what to do... I did the dishes-and cleaned out the fridge... I hate to wake him- but I want to talk to him- and we need to do some other things- ds is taking a nap.<br>
Oh my....<br>
good thoughts please!<br>
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Since they are both sleeping, you should rest too while you can (if you can). If you can't, wake dh up! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
Hope things go well for you.<br><br>
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I hope things go smoothly for you! Wake DH up, that's what he's there for! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br><br>
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I totally understand when dh is sleeping and you wouldn't want to wake him! I have been in that position. I am sure it will be fine to wake him. I agree id you can rest then rest b ut if not wake up dh and don't feel bad about ti. You are in this together remember. Good luck I will send some birthing vibes your way!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb">
 

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I've laid in bed thinking the same thoughts a few times that I've had some painful, regular contractions. To wake DP or not?? "I want his support, & if this is the real thing, I want his participation, but then again it might not be the real thing & I'd hate to bother him when he has to get up & work....".<br><br>
I'd try hard to relax and/or sleep, or maybe distract myself by reading a book if I were you & wait to see if more cx come your way. Good luck & don't forget to keep us updated! You know there are some of us envious sorts out here living vicariously through those of you who are actually *having babies*!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Good luck!! I'm a bad example wrt what NOT to do..>I had contrax every 10 min last night from 3-6 am, got up, cleaned, surfed, repacked DD's overnight bag <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Man am I tired today!
 

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Oooohh!!! ( I need to reset the time zone on MDC- you said that 53 minutes in the future.) How's it going?? Are they getting stronger?<br>
Good luck. What time is it where you are, btw? (I'm typing this at 6am, which is a perfectly respectable time to be awake...)
 

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It is 12:54 here. I don't know- I think I am wishing labor on... and it is not cooperating! I just had one a bit ago- so I went and got some stuff around. I should go to bed- but I just can't! I really would like to have her this weekend....<br>
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Best sleep: apparently there's nowt worse than having a baby when you oughta have a kip (at least, that's what my great-grandmother used to say. Rough translation from the Geordie: there's nothing worse than being in labour when you haven't had enough sleep.) Good luck! I'm so excited... posting random contractions your way to help things along a bit.
 

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I go through contractions like that often lately... I dunno if it's real labor or not, doesn't really sound like it, sounds like that annoying prodomal labor. Try to take it easy and stay off your feet for a spell.
 

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There is, it's just an invisible one.<br>
Apparently, the British medical establishment doesn't believe in prodromal labour- therefore, I'm just imagining the frequent, regular, unproductive contractions I've been experiencing for the last 9 days. I can't WAIT until this baby comes, I go back to university, qualify as a midwife, work as an independent midwife and write a work on prodromal labour so authoritative that the NHS immediately diverts millions of pounds into making birth balls free on prescription to all pregnant women.<br>
Looking on the bright side, I'm niggling (is this a word?) harder than I was this time last week, so at this rate my baby MIGHT be coming in 2005 rather than 2006. I'm kind of disappointed though, I was looking forward to another homebirth story <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Then they must consist of nothing but men or women who have never given birth <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 am with you on feeling those contractions ALL DAY long and wondering what is up??? I haven't had any bloody show or anything though.<br><br>
Maybe the babe is trying to be nice and prep ya for what's coming. Uhm, yeah, that is what I just keep telling myself so i don't think these are "just annoying" or "false" or whatever other word people may use to discount them.
 
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