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Hi ladies. Here's an update on me while we all wait for an update on fey. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> So my cntx haven't let up since 5am yesterday morning. They weren't strong yesterday but they're definitely stronger today. Probably around 5 mins apart (though my geek of a DH is currently writing a computer program to figure out exactly what's going on with the cntx :LOL ). Still having bloody show.<br><br>
Is it normal for things to progress this slowly? I'm not in much discomfort but I don't know if I can take days or weeks of this. Sigh!
 

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It is normal. Baby may be in a poor position and not putting adequate pressure on your cervix. Try doing some hands and knees or lean over a birth ball and rock. Or sit on a birth ball and move your hips in really wide circles.<br>
Otherwise, eat what you feel like, drink lots of fluids and rest if you can. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Not easy, I know.
 

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yep, i agree with Davina, definetley normal. try not to pay too much attention to them right now (waaaaaaaaaay easier said than done, I know) definetley try to rest and eat / drink to keep your strength up. ill be thinking of you!!
 

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Thanks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I sat on the birth ball while eating lunch and did some side to side motions. Actually, that seemed to make the cntx easier to deal with. DH and I are going to go for a walk down to the grocery store and get some good labouring foods. I really don't feel like going out, but we have no fresh veggies (used them all yesterday cooking for the freezer) and I'm really craving them. The walk might do me some good.
 

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Just an update. Things are picking up. DH is filling the pool. Cntx are strong and around 2 mins apart.
 

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It's contagious!<br><br>
We might end up with lots of May mammas instead of June ones!<br><br>
Good vibes your way.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
--Grace
 

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Good luck! Good luck! Good luck! This is getting very exciting!
 

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WOW! Baby-time seems to be contagious! :LOL<br>
So excited for you, Selena, can't wait to see the next update <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banana">:
 

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Good Luck Selena! Happy birthing to you..I hope the pool is warm and wonderful for you. I can't wait for your announcement!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lurk">: Can't wait to hear!!! Sending good labor vibes your way!!
 

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Our little baby girl was born at 11:29pm after only 15 minutes of pushing! No tears, only a minor abraision that didn't need stitches. It was an incredible experience. The water was great. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I'll post a more detailed birth story later, but there is a pic of her on my blog. Right now I've got to finish my sandwich (I'm starving!) and try and get some sleep! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Oh, and she's teaching <b>me</b> how to nurse! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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congratulations again and again! That is one of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen- makes me feel so happy for both of you. I hope that your first day together is wonderful-wonderful-wonderful.....<br>
Also, I love it that this thread was started with such a simple statement "is this normal?" Yes, I think so..... mcs
 

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Popping in from the August board...<br><br>
Selena-she is just beautiful <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> All that hair!!! Congratulations!
 

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Selena!! OMG CONGRATS!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
She really is beautiful <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Congratulations!!! What a sweet picture!<br><br>
And I'm totally jealous - the 7th is my due date too and I want my baby now!
 

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Congrats to you and your family!!! Isn't it amazing how they know what to do when they come out? And if you back it up a bit, they also know HOW to come out lol! They're brilliant from the start.<br>
Enjoy that gorgeous baby!<br>
Karen
 
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