My LO hasn't even dropped yet and the dr. said it will be at LEAST a few more weeks :(. Looks like I'm going to my due date or longer. Time for some long walks!
Odessa Anne was born 10/31/07, 8lbs 7oz. We adore her!!
10/13/07 11:23 A
Oh please let that be true! I am so swollen and soooo ready for this baby to come!!!!
I just wish that the swelling meant the baby would be here tonight, LOL!
10/13/07 12:16 A
i read on a natural birthing site yesterday that a good indication that childbirth is coming within the next few weeks (hahah we KNOW that for sure anyway) is swelling from increase blood flow.
EXPECTING OUR SECOND CHILD ON 15TH NOV 07
10/12/07 11:56 P
Hmmmm...none of the signs. Not one. Nothing.
She's kicking/moving regularly (it's getting so that I can pretty much tell the time of day by her moves), and I see the doctor each week - so I know everything's okay...
But no BH or any other signs. Just bloody tired by the end of my workday, and overtired (can't sleep) at night.
Oh well. It's her clock, not mine!
It's A Girl!!
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10/12/07 9:53 P
I've had 1 through 5 and 7. Plus I've lost the plug. But no major changes yet and all this has been going on for about a month now.
Mason William born on November 22nd, 2007 @ 6:34 am. Only a day late !!
9lbs. 14 oz. 21 3/4 inches long.
10/12/07 8:12 P
2 through 5....no end in sight!
11/8/07 8lbs 6oz
6mo: 20lbs 12 oz
9mo: 22lbs 12 oz
10/12/07 11:33 A
The only ones I know I have for sure are 3,4,7.
I am not quite sure if the baby's dropped yet, but i do feel a little different,, and thought yesterday that my belly looked a little lower. i'll find out a lot more at my next appointment which isn't for another week!! time really does slow down in the last weeks!
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10/11/07 3:36 P
I have 1,3,4 and 5. Although I am SO excited to meet her, I want her to bake longer and I don't feel ready yet!! Still working on her room, lots to buyet, etc. SO, I hope she is on time!
Our daughter Payton was born on 11/16/07.
We can't wait to welcome another baby into the world!
10/5/07 9:49 A
I have 1,2,3,6,7. I would love to have this baby in October!!
Born 11/3/07, 5 lbs. 6 oz.
I am a stay at home mom.
10/5/07 2:30 A
I have 12345&7, sometimes I think that somehow, somewhere along the line my due date was miss calculated and I'm really due this month instead of next. However it's most likely wishful thinking.
10/5/07 2:19 A
I have all of these, and bottom line is I feel like this baby is just going to fall out of me!!!
DS-Matthew Steven born Oct 16, 2007
DS- Jacob Charles born July 20, 2006
DD- Amber Elizabeth born Dec 21, 1996.
10/4/07 11:20 A
Well i havent been seen by any midwife or Dr for ages,my appointments are that far away its unreal.Im not due in again while two weeks so i dont know if im engaged but i do know the last time i went she was head down and i constantly feel like i need to pass water all the time like the baby is practically squashing my bladder occasionally leaking.In the night i can feel like i need to go but when i do there is only a little bit to come out.And when i walk i get discomfort down bellow,and the amount of discharge i am getting again all of a sudden has alarmed me slightly.So could that mean the baby has engaged? As for shivering,lately i get really clammy and horrible feeling not that im hot its like cold sweats could that be the same. My nesting has been and gone, now im constantly tired but cant sleep that well.When i go to bed i cant get comfortable and am constantly tossing and turning. But im only 32 weeks would things be ok with my baby if i was to have her now.
10/3/07 11:26 A
as long as the contractions stop when you roll over then it is probably not true labor but it is good that you have a doctor's appt tomorrow because they will know better than I ever would.
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11/23/2007 Selah Joy (7lbs 10oz, 20in)
02/11/2011 Kalyn Belle (6lbs 13oz, 19.25in)
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10/3/07 11:20 A
Well i just got back from the doc. she said that i hadn't dialated ne. :(( but the head is right there so maybe a short labor. my blood sugar is still doing good with just a diet (i have gd) so all is good... maybe when i go back in 2 weeks i will be dialated a lil. i am ready to meet this lil one and get a job, i hate staying home all the time!!
EDD: NOV. 23rd
10/3/07 10:48 A
Hmm...I have 3, 4, 5 and sometimes 7.
To the original poster- I also get BH in the middle of the night, last night was the firs time I noticed them. I keep a cup of water next to my bed every night so I drink some, do some breathing and go back to sleep. They are increasing more and more- I hope this means the baby will come a week or 2 early :)
My best friend only experience BH around 39 weeks- and she was induced at 41 weeks. In my head I'm hoping my theory is that this baby will want to arrive a wee bit early :)
10/3/07 10:16 A
I have 1-6. I had never heard about trembling before, but I have been wearing flannel lately because I keep shaking with cold--and it is not that cold here. I did not know that was a pre-labor symptom. Hmmmmmm.
But, I really don't feel like I am going to give birth in the next few days. I hope that I'm right!!!
Thanks for posting that list!!!
Edited by: DIXIEMOM at: 10/3/2007 (10:17)
10/3/07 3:25 A
I've got 1 and 2 and that's it.
What about cold sweats? Is that like shivering???
James--28 Oct 2007
Milla--16 May 2010
10/3/07 3:04 A
I've got 1,2,3,5,and 7 but I'm hoping the last is just because of a stomach bug! I get my mommy wagon this morning and he has to hold off until then at a minimum! But I'll probably end up being more miserable and stinky than usual for the next 6 weeks.
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10/2/07 8:21 P
SIGNS OF LABOR - IS LABOR APPROACHING? Many women begin to experience signs and symptoms of labor days and weeks before the baby is actually born. These signs of labor that occur which tell you that labor is drawing near, help prepare your body for delivery. If you are a first-time mother, these early signs of labor may occur weeks before delivery, while subsequent pregnancies might result in these occurring closer to delivery. Here are early some signs of labor approaching.
1) Engagement The dropping of your baby can happen anywhere from two to four weeks before you baby is actually born. When you experience this early symptom of labor, you can be assured that the process of having a baby is beginning.
2) Pelvic Pressure After your baby drops, you may begin to experience some minor discomfort. This pain is considered pelvic pressure, and you may begin to pass water and bowel movements more frequently. It's one of the obvious early signs of labor. Your baby is placing additional pressure on your bladder and bowel, which is why this occurs.
3) Vaginal Discharge Don't be surprised if you notice an increase in vaginal secretions. As the softening of your cervix occurs, white, and sometimes pink discharge may be seen. This is one of the more uncomfortable early signs of labor. A yellow or frothy discharge might indicate that an infection is present.
4) Nesting Instinct Aside from physical early signs of labor, you may experience nesting, which is nesting instinct. This is another of the emotional early signs of labor, and nesting is characterized by emptying drawers, clearing out closets, scrubbing floors, and other cleaning chores. This feeling is a maternal instinct that having a baby is drawing near.
5) Braxton Hicks Contractions This early sign and symptom of labor is named after the doctor that identified and named them. Braxton Hicks contractions, indeed are considered true contractions, however they are not the real ones. They are designed to prepare your body for having a baby. Braxton Hicks contractions stretch the lower part of your uterus, which enables your baby's head to settle into your pelvis.
6) Shivering or Trembling Another of the early signs of labor is occurring is a shivering or trembling feeling that you might experience for no reason. This early sign of labor might happen without any sensation of cold or weakness, and can be the result of stress hormones or an alteration in the level of progesterone in your body.
7) Diarrhea An unpleasant early sign and symptom of labor is diarrhea. A release of the body chemical prostaglandins might occur in the process of early labor. This trigger can result in episodes of loose bowel movements.
EARLY SIGNS OF LABOR BEING IMMINENT
The exact cause of the onset of labor is still unknown. As of now, the most current theory is that the baby helps produce substances that result in a change of pregnancy hormones. There are typically three major signs and symptoms that you are going into labor, and will be having a baby.
1)Mucus Plug or Bloody Show
You will begin by experiencing the softening of the cervix. As this occurs, the cervix begins to dilate, and the mucus plug which has sealed the cervix throughout your pregnancy begins to dislodge. A bright red to brownish liquid may appear, and this is called bloody show. Although a show may infer that labor is imminent, it can also occur weeks before the labor actually begins. Therefore, this cannot be the only sign and symptom that labor is to come.
2)Rupture of Membranes
Also known as your "water breaking", the rupture of membranes occurs when the amniotic sac breaks. This is one of the most common early signs of labor. If you water does indeed break, you can almost assume you will go into labor within 24 hours of that happening. Once your water breaks, contractions usually begin to intensify, and your baby is getting close to your dilating cervix. If your water breaks while you are at home, keep track of when that occurs, as well as the consistency and amount of amniotic fluid that has been discharged. Amniotic fluid is usually clear and odorless, and will usually continue to leak until you deliver. Doctors encourage women to keep their vagina free from any foreign substances, as their is a risk that it may become infected. Your water breaking is one of the most common early signs of labor.
3) Regular Contractions
One of the most common signs of labor and way to tell if your labor is strengthening is the consistency of your contractions. The softening of the cervix will steadily dilate and it will continue to until you are fully effaced, and this of the obvious signs of labor, will mean your baby will be coming. Your contractions will become more rhythmic and will begin to lengthen in time and in intensity. Your contractions begin a process which pushes your baby slowly through lower uterus, and consequently delivery is coming close. These contractions, along with the other things listed, are clear early signs of labor and symptoms that your labor is imminent, and you soon will be having a baby!
10/2/07 7:29 P
ok what are exactly the early signs of labor? i have been having some BH, the baby dropped, pelvic pressure, lots of bowel movements, some discharge with a lil blood in it... does thing mean my baby could be on the way and me not know it? cause my BH happen at night and i sleep threw them. i wake up roll over and they stop but their not that stong, kinda like the top of my uterus is pulling apart. NE one have these symptoms yet? i go to the doc tomorrow morning we shall see what she says.
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