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and realized that March mommas are getting into the third tri!!! I can't believe they are that far along already. For some reason it didn't hit me how close we were getting until I saw that!!!! I have less then 6 weeks before I am cleared to do my home birth.:eek: I've already had some interesting bouts of contractions too since my sister passed away 2 weeks ago. They are really intense and I can't ignore them but not very long and I can still function through them I just can't ignore them anymore. I'm sure it's stress related along with dehydration combined with the fact that it's normal for me anyway. But still I can't believe that there are some of us that are a week or two away from that lovely week 37 when baby is considered full term!!!

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I have started walking daily in hopes that mine will come out soon. I have never gone into labor naturally & really hope to this time around.

My ob says I'm 1.5 dilated & 75% effaced already. She will not stop labor if it starts & did not sound concerned that I could go at anytime. Smile YAY! I don't think I will....but YAY!

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Wow! I didn't even realize they were hitting the 3rd! I swear we just found out we were expecting and I already have my induction date! It's crazy!!

Are your contractions lasting a long time? Do you have them more than once a day?

I have been feeling some at night but nothing like my last pregnancy. I will have my first cervical exam on Dec 13th I am interested in seeing where I am at!

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"lesleynka" wrote:

I have started walking daily in hopes that mine will come out soon. I have never gone into labor naturally & really hope to this time around.

My ob says I'm 1.5 dilated & 75% effaced already. She will not stop labor if it starts & did not sound concerned that I could go at anytime. Smile YAY! I don't think I will....but YAY!

OH YAY!!! Smile My dr will not stop labor after 36 weeks! I wonder when you will go!!!!
How exciting to me dilated already!!!!

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That's still exciting though Lesley!!! Being that effaced already is awesome because if (when) you do go into labor it should be a faster easier labor for you. Smile Make sure that baby is anterior and not posterior and that will help things as well. Crossing my fingers you will go on your own and not have to be induced this time. I seriously can't believe you are 75% effaced already. That's so crazy!!! I bet you go into labor on your own around 38-39 weeks. Smile But that's just me guessing.

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They are only lasting about 15 to 20 seconds and it's usually at night. I have maybe 6 through the whole night and it's not every night. I also had a few after DH and I DTD this morning. But I started this at 33 weeks with DS2 and made it to 39+1 with him before going into labor, no bed rest either.

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Thanks ladies. Smile She is already head down & she feels deep in there. If it gets to be the last week of December & it doesn't seem she will come on her own we will probably just induce at that point to avoid the possible split medical deduction. I really don't want to induce, but I also don't want to be stubborn by holding out & then getting induced at 42 wks anyways.

I have never had this much progress on my own before. I am thrilled. Ed is guess the 16th. Biggrin I'm ready anytime....tomorrow? Fine w/ me. lol

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Krista ~ Maybe you won't make it that long w/ this one....fingers crossed. When would you like to go into labor if it were up to you?

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Krista have you started epo or anything? I started the epo my dr said it was ok.

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With how small my baby's have been so far I really don't want to go before 39 weeks. Unless Lukus turns out to be bigger. So far he seems to be measuring the same as both my other boys. DS2 was born just past 39 weeks and was 5 Ibs 12oz. So if he comes earlier I just pray that he will be born a good size. I know he has good healthy lungs with how much he gets the hiccups though.

The only thing I've started is the raspberry leaf tea. I wont start EPO until I am 37 weeks.

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Such small little boys, easy to birth I am sure! I hope he stays in till you are ready! I can't wait to hear all about the home birth! I love hearing the stories!

My ob said doing them oral won't do too much so it was ok to start them.

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Yeah DS1 was a week past due and he was only 6Ibs 7oz. I have small little baby's but so far they have had big heads. Though the only thing I actually have to push out is the head. My body contracting on it's own pushes the body out. I really am so excited about my home birth. Smile I can't wait for the experience.

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My ob told me she did not want me doing epo vaginally. It seemed foreign to her..... Being so effaced already though I'm not too worried about it. I'll just keep using Ed... *blushing*

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With how effaced you are already I wouldn't worry about it. lol. Sounds like Ed has super potent stuff anyway. Smile