Mine was fast - 5 hrs from the time labor started to delivery and extremely painful. There was no transition or stages of labor. I'd love to be able to labor on my own for a while and be able to move around etc. Because of my bp and being induced i was strapped to a monitor for those 5 hrs. I still would like an epidural again but maybe this time I could get it BEFORE it's time to push lol.
OH no! Yea, before the pushing stage is nice. lol I had mine at good times, but with my first, my water broke and I had to labor pretty hard for 6 hours before I was dilated enough to get an epidural. That was awful! With my second, I was already 1-2 when I went in and spent the night with cervadil and by the time he broke my water the next morning I was far enough to get an epidural without feeling too much of any real labor pains.
I def hear ya about the monitors tho. I hate not being able to move around!
Crystal, I'm loving the nursery! it's looking SO good!!
Nicole, it's so good to hear from you! I can't believe how busy you are! When do you graduate? You must be looking forward to it.....it means 1 less thing to worry about!
We went and got our car seat over the weekend! We don't really have anything like the black friday sales over here, but a few stores are starting to offer some smaller sales, so we got our carseat (the Graco Snugride 35), and the mattress for the crib!
Also.......what do BH contractions feel like? Everything I read on them says your belly will go rock hard, but maybe I just have too much padding around the middle to feel that? I've felt some tightening either in my back or right at the front of my lower abdomen, and I'm starting to not be sure if it's baby or if it's BH!
they can feel like tightening, and you may not notice them at all,(or you may not notice most of them) Main thing is that they shouldn't be painful. If you start feeling painful tightening talk to your doc. If you have 4 painful contractions in an hour go to the hospital - that could signal preterm labor!
Yay for the car seat! We bought an entire travel system (stroller, car seat, base) a while back because the one I picked out was on 40% off - can't beat that!
And thanks Jo! I'm working on some artwork for the nursery as well as a mobile to go over the crib
I have two years left! I am going for my Nurse Practitioner. I am a Registered Nurse now. Long road! lol
BH can be different for everyone. With this being my 3rd baby, mine are actually kinda painful and my OB said it was normal. As long as they do not increase in intensity or happen too frequently it should be fine. If you experience a lot of pain with baby #1 I would def have it checked out! Better to be safe than sorry.
I am actually starting to feel pressure in my pelvic area! I think her head is down based on how she kicks.... having my 30 week appt tomorrow. The count down is really starting to begin and we are really gearing up for birth!!!
Woo Hoo! 30 weeks today! The countdown begins. Had my appt today, up 23lbs so far total. Start every 2 week visits now. Baby sounded good and my complaints of pressure and aches in my pelvic region is "normal" for baby #3. So it's all good, will probably just be miserable from here on out. LOL
Yes! This time of year is always super busy. I have all winter babies, so I have my youngest, who's birthday is Dec 18, Christmas, New Years, my oldest son's birthday is Jan 8, then this little girl is due Feb 8! The next month is going to fly by!
We have a birthday every weekend in December pretty much too.
My MIL's b'day and DD's kid party are on the 8th, then it's my BIL's bday the next saturday and DH's cousin the weekend after that(he's more like a nephew because of the age difference - he's 17) , and my Aunt's in between. Add in Christmas, DD's actual b'day on NYE, my Folks anniversary, the school Christmas Bazar which I volunteer at, school concert and travel home and this month should fly by for us too! Plus I still need to finish shopping and baking!!