Lots of ELV! I hope you are holding your LO soon (or already). It definitely sounds promising!
Wow, Leigh, it sounds like things may be kicking into high gear! I'm sorry that you had a scare, but from what everyone says it seems like a pretty normal step in the whole process.
Hope things keep moving along today!
Leigh, those signs definitely sound promising. I hope you're in full blown labor by now... or possibly even holding your new bundle! Update us when you can!!
LOL! I wish I was holding my bundle or even in full blown labor, but I'm not ... but I do think I'm in early labor still. It's 10:30 am, and I've been having regular pressure waves and cramps since last night. I've been up since 4am, doing some spinningbabies techniques trying to get baby anterior, which is why I think things are being held up. This child just WILL NOT turn anterior. Darn it. But anyway, I do feel like things are happening, and since it's been going on so long, and I've taken two showers since it started, done lots of walking and cleaning, I think this really is the beginning. Let's hope and pray it won't be too much longer! I'll definately keep you all posted!
Conni - sending labor vibes your way too, hun!
ELV I hope this is it and things go well for you
dh ~ Jacob
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Did you get your DH to try that belly sling maneuver? I'd probably give that a try. Also, you might want to try sleeping on your other side. I discovered that late in my pregnancy, Tiven tended during the day to have her back toward whichever side I'd slept on. Just one of those random thoughts that might help...
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Thank you so much everyone for the ELV's! Right now I'll just settle for Active Labor Vibes though! LOL!
Going on 24 hours of consistent crampiness/pressure waves... and still, no progress that I know of, no active labor. I am so tired! Why won't these pressure waves progress and strengthen?!? What am I doing wrong? I am having active periods and resting periods... when I'm active, I mean I am walking, chasing after Alessandra, going about my day, etc... and when I'm resting I'm napping. Should I be doing something differently? I feel so lost. I've been sitting on my birth ball, rocking on it, swaying side to side ... I've even done a few jumping jacks (lol ) with hopes that it will help strengthen this waves. But so far no. I haven't tried the rebozo yet because DH has been immersed in a garage project and when he's not buried in that, he's watching Alessandra so I can rest. I think the rebozo is the only thing I haven't tried today ... so I'm going to go grab him and try it now. Any other suggestions?? Or is this another (really freaking long) false labor?!