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Is ANYBODY feeling ANYTHING????

i know I'm sure not. I feel fine and dandy. I think Nick is settled for a long winters nap :rolleyes:

how's everyone else doing?? Who's next? I don't think its gunna be me!

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I am feeling like crap and pretty depressed over this whole induction thing. Other than that I feel like she has dropped and I had some mucous-y discharge today but I am not holding my breath that it means anything Sad

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Feeling a few strong contractions but there are no pattern. I maybe have 3 or so a day. Other than that I feel huge and uncomfy with a sore back. At least I am sleeping thanks to ambien. I hope they are going to tell me I am at least 1 cm tomorrow at my appt.

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((hugs)) to you girls! You're so close to your due dates! Come on babies!

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"JuneorJulyBaby?" wrote:

Feeling a few strong contractions but there are no pattern.

ditto!!!! im still having 20 strong ones a day, but this has been seriously going on since 30 weeks. I do think that stabbing cervical pain has increased though... but I'm not sure if that is significant.

Half the reason I started this thread was to reverse jynx myself by saying im not having a baby tomorrow.

I WILL GIVE YOU ALL 100$ THAT I WILL NOT GO INTO LABOR TOMORROW

fingers crossed... we'll see if THAT does anything haha

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Carolyn, I'm sorry that you're so frustrated. When is your next appt?

I was having some cramps & contractions last night after dtd. My pubic area burns when I'm standing, but idk if that necessarily means anything. I have my next appt tomorrow so we will see. But even if I've made more progress it doesn't mean much a we have all learned. I really wasnt her to come naturally...this is my last chance. Sad

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Lesley Im actually not too frustrated about it. My next appt is tomorrow which I don't really feel like going to since its an OB and not a midwife. oh well!

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"Carolyn85" wrote:

Lesley Im actually not too frustrated about it. My next appt is tomorrow which I don't really feel like going to since its an OB and not a midwife. oh well!

Could you call and reschedule???? I would call first thing in the AM and ask if the midwife had any appts open up. At least you tried!

Oh, and I hope you owe me $100.

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"lesleynka" wrote:

Carolyn, I'm sorry that you're so frustrated. When is your next appt?

I was having some cramps & contractions last night after dtd. My pubic area burns when I'm standing, but idk if that necessarily means anything. I have my next appt tomorrow so we will see. But even if I've made more progress it doesn't mean much a we have all learned. I really wasnt her to come naturally...this is my last chance. Sad

At least maybe you got some work out of the prostoglandins. DH and I DTD yesterday too and I layed there for a while to let the swimmers do the work LOL I felt like we were TTC again hahahahahaha

What time is your appt? Mine is at 3:30 EST so I probably won't update until Nicholas is in bed or after dinner.

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Just a little sleepy over here, and not too much enthusiasm for projects or focusing on stuff, but it's probably the overcast, drizzly weather we're having.

With DS1, I remember he was a bowling ball in my pelvis. DS2 is in no hurry to drop or do anything else that shows he's dissatisfied with his current digs. So I still feel the same as I did a month ago... just a bit bigger and heavier, but nothing too uncomfy.

Calendar says I've got 2 weeks left... my brain says I've got 2 months left, lol. Blum 3

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I had some major cramping and contractions last night. I've never had cramping so I thought for sure it was the real thing. Then it stopped. Boo. Today I have felt fine. Went Christmas tree shopping and to Wal-Mart with my parents. Had a few contractions from the walking but nothing overly painful. I am hoping last night really helped me to start dilating. My appt is Tuesday. I wish he would tell me I was like a 4 or 5. At least if he does that I am going to start my maternity leave. I really don't want to induce this time even if I was that much dilated.

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My appt is late in the day too, 345 pm est. I don't plan on getting checked. Should just be a quick in and out. The midwives are booked through January... But that's a good idea to call and see if there are any cancellations this week!

I have to be.honest I'm not all that uncomfortable. Rolling over is hard and gettting off the couch, heartburn, and just the overall impatience, but I really feel fine. I have easy pregnancies and have nothing to complain about! I just have a tendency to be late I guess!

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I feel the same, but nervous as all heck lol. Connor will be here tomorrow but I don't think I'm near labor lol. I hope you guys all go into labor so Connor has a ton of birth day buddies!

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I am so excited for you Crissy!! I know you can't wait to meet your son Smile

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Yay crissy! Such am exciting day for you tomorrow Biggrin

My appt is at 3, but it's pacific so it'll be evening for most of you. I have been excited about the cramping, but I'm gonna be pretty bummed if i haven't progressed from a 3. Ed swears she is going to come this week on friday. I really hope he's right.

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"HaganBaby" wrote:

I feel the same, but nervous as all heck lol. Connor will be here tomorrow but I don't think I'm near labor lol. I hope you guys all go into labor so Connor has a ton of birth day buddies!

12/12 would be the perfect day for me, I'm jealous its for sure for you.

I feel like crap. Seriously. Crap. Pains all day, bh that arent painful but definitely all day long. Sciatic pains that make me cry. Can't get comfortable in bed at all. Tonight I spent a good 2 hours rearranging stuff in the nursery and making it all easier to find when I actually need it. To,or row I have an ob appt to get checked for the first time. If I haven't dialated at all ill be shocked and depressed. With ds I was a 1 by now and 70% effaced. Not like it mattered since I still went 3 more weeks with him.

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Exciting Crissy!

Still nothing here. I called my office and a midwife appt opened up on Thursday! I'm so glad... Hopefully I won't need it Smile

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That's great about your appt Carolyn. Sorry you are STILL pregnant. =/

Jen ~ What time is your appt today? I am REALLY, REALLY hoping for progression today.

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Carolyn, I am so glad you were able to get in with the MW but I am hoping the appointment won't be necessary! Jenn, I feel just as you do. I couldn't have written that any better myself. My appt is tomorrow and I am hoping like heck that I have made some progress. I may become a hysterical mess if not. I just need to know that my body is working towards the end. I know that not being dilated doesn't necessarily mean that labor won't happen the next day but it's nice to hear about progress.

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oh yay Carolyn for a MW appointment!!!

Good luck at your appointment today Jenn!

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I think I may be starting to get a little bloody show....a LITTLE. Bloody show is just brown tinged discharge, right?

Oh idk, this is all so confusing to me..... =/

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2 cm at the doctor today with 0% effacement! I have an u/s next Wednesday and we will set an induction date. At least the braxton hicks are doing something.

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No change at the dr. Still a 3 & 50% effaced. So bummed with that result. Ugh. Induction is still over 2 weeks away. My pelvis has so much pressure that got a lot more intense today. Idk how I'm going to walk in a week.

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Sorry for no change Lesley. Maybe the brown mucus is a good sign though? Hopefully you will be heading to the hospital soon!

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Brown and bloody mucus was a sign for me. I ended up with an induction but was going into labour on my own anyway at the time. That was about 3 days after i first saw the bloody mucus. Good luck, hope this is it!!!

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1.5 cm and 50%, he said he is sure he will see me at my scheduled csection on the 27th. Ugh!

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Sorry you ladies haven't seen more progress. I am anxious to see where I am at tomorrow. Although I fear a nervous breakdown if he says things are the same! I just feel like my body has been going through so much for it to still be where it was at last week.

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You'll be there soon! And yes, what I'm feeling is my SORE NIPPLES!!! Lmao...

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I woke up about 5 am with some serious contractions. I was getting excited. I had 5 really strong ones, each one minute apart, all from my low back. But then they stopped. Not even all my false labor has ever brought contractions that close together. But they stopped, so lo and behold no baby today.

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The day isn't over yet Carolyn! I hope that your contractions meant something. Are you going to let the MW check you on Thurs if you make it that long?

As for me, I had about 4-5 braxton hicks contractions/hr last night from about 5pm-8pm. They didn't have much of a pattern and went away when I drank some water and rested. I'm thinking my internal check did that. Also this morning I have a little bit of brown mucous, I am assuming also from the internal. I really DON'T want to go this week.....I want to make it to my last day of work next Wednesday (half day only!) so all of my maternity leave stuff works out the way I want it to.

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Geez we have some seriously stubborn babies on this board.

Carolyn, I'm w/ Angela. The day isn't over & things can change in an instant! How are you feeling now?

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Lesley, I'm still feeling fine! I really can't imagine him ever being born. Obviously he WILL eventually, but it doesn't seem true. I can't imagine actually and truly being in labor. I'm trying not to think about his head getting bigger EVERY day!

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lol. Awww, you sound so hopeless. Head up! Did you go to the gym last week? Hmmm, what else can you do?

Have they told you when they will induce if it gets to that point? I know it sucks to think about, but at least you will have a definite end.

My induction day is the 28th, so I know that I will meet my girl in no more than 14 days. Although it seems like it will never come I like at least having a number. =/

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Unless there is a problem with me or the baby I wouldn't induce till 42 weeks. Yet somehow 'only' two more weeks isn't very comforting haha

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Carolyn ~ Are you using evening primrose oil or anything else like it to move you along? I'm just curious.....

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I do epo almost every night. Not sure if it helps, but it certainly can't hurt. I don't think my cervix could get any riper. Just waiting on contractions!

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You 100% effaced? what do you think is the difference b/t epo & semen?

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ive read semen has alot more prostaglandins than EPO, but I have no way to know that for sure. I've been putting in four 1,000mg capsules a night.

I'm nearly 100% effaced and 3-4cm. It might have more to do with my pregnancies being close together than anything else. I used EPO religiously from 36 weeks on with Luke and I was high and closed until I went into labor, but I did progress very fast once labor hit. So who knows!

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Thanks for letting me pick your brain... Smile Ed has failed at making his deposits nightly. Grrr, I told him that he should encourage me to dtd even if I don't want to & am tired to try to move this thing along.

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"Carolyn85" wrote:

ive read semen has alot more prostaglandins than EPO, but I have no way to know that for sure. I've been putting in four 1,000mg capsules a night.

Bwahahaha! What a mental image... "RIPEN! RIPEN NOW OR ELSE!!!" Biggrin

I'm just on one 1300 mg capsule per night. Would vastly prefer the Other Method, sighhhh... Darn DH and his hangups. Sad

*kicks rocks*

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This weekend we will probably get some more prostoglandins in me Smile Call me Krystal but I was dreading last weekend and it turned into a really nice experience Smile

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Never mind Smile

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I think something is brewing. I just feel different. If I had to predict... I think it *might* be tonight or tomorrow.

Woke up at 3am with contractions. Not very many, maybe every 30 minutes till about 6am but they were incredibly strong and this feeling like my cervix was being stabbed. They have now passed. Im still having some intermittent milder contractions. I feel a little nauseated, anxious... just different you know? I could be totally wrong, (again!!) but I think its going to be soon Smile Im curious about my cervix. It truly felt like a knife was going through it. owwie!

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I get that pain in my cervix as well! There is no way to describe how badly that hurts. I hope your feeling is correct and that today/tomorrow is the day for you Smile

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oooh Carolyn!!! I hope you are in early labor! Are you still doing the temperature thing? I keep forgetting.

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"JuneorJulyBaby?" wrote:

This weekend we will probably get some more prostoglandins in me Smile Call me Krystal but I was dreading last weekend and it turned into a really nice experience Smile

Same here....who knew that pg O's could be so intense?! Well, besides Krystal and Lesley Blum 3

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I haven't been taking my temp... I sure wish I had this morning! Luke keeps taking my thermometer from the bedside, its on my dresser now so I just don't remember!

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I got my prostoglandins last night & it was good. And yes, the o's are amazing Smile Sad part is Ed is scheduled to get his vasectomy right around the time I'm going to be ready to go after giving birth. I'm pretty sad & anxious about that. After his surgery we have to wait another 30 days to make sure his swimmers are gone.

Carolyn ~ I hope this is it!!! Has anything progressed? Your next appt is tomorrow (if you make it =D) right?

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If we decide to go the permanent route of preventing kids then I am trying my best to get my DH to get a vasectomy. I just flat out refuse to have a tubal. If I can carry the babies then he can do the preventing! That argument isn't going so well though....lol

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If we were going to go permanent I'd go with a tubal during my csection. And mainly because I know my pain tolerance better and know that if he had surgery it would be a MUCH bigger deal Wink

However, I refuse and he does too so now we have to just be really careful.

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That's my whole point of the vasectomy. Not really a surgery. It's an outpatient, one teeny tiny snip and it's OVER kinda deal. Whereas the tubal is ten times more expensive, requires anesthesia, and a recovery period. No thanks. I have these babies and recover. He can "recover" from a teeny tiny pinch. LOL

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