Wide awake at 1AM

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readytoplanmom's picture
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Wide awake at 1AM

Okay, so this may or maynot be a good sign right? I am one who goes to bed around 10 and only wakes up in the middle of the night to go pee like 5 times. But tonight I could not sleep, I was restless so I decided to get up(hubby was just about to go to bed and thought I was crazy because I started cleaning!). So, I took out the trash, decided to finally arrange diaper stations downstairs and in our room, took out recycling, folded some blankets, put some clothes in the washer to start in the morning, and am now eating cereal and writing this. Seriously creepy right? My DH looked at me like I was crazy and then went to bed. I desperately hope this means I am getting closer. I haven't had any painful contractions or cramping, but am still hoping I am close.

I know I still have a couple weeks until my due date, but I am trying to get this little man out! I DTD Fri and Sat, ate hot boneless wings, walked 4 miles today, or rather yesterday, and there have been thunderstorms for a few days and will continue for a few more. One of these old wives tales has to be true right? Wow, and my dog is looking at me like she really wants to go to sleep, but can't because this crazy lady is still awake!

Anyways, hopefully I am getting closer, will keep posting these crazy nights if nothing happens. Smile

nmpiche's picture
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Any contractions? Hope you got to sleep if nothing was happening. It should be soon now!

readytoplanmom's picture
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No painful contractions and no cramping or anything, plus he seems he is still right up in my ribs. Not sure what his plan is yet, maybe this week I will get a better picture, but until then I am just going to keep walking!

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Try to get some sleep lady! The rate you are going, you wont have any energy to push him out Smile

Hopefully this is a good sign for you. I am working hard to be my babe out too, but no luck :/

SunDevil28's picture
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How are you feeling? Any progress?

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Monday night I was kept awake with contractions, but they were only consistent for about an hour and then got farther apart and never really got stronger. I was really hoping it would be yesterday, but no such luck. I keep having contractions pretty regular, but not stronger and nothing else really going on. Can't wait for his arrival, DH is getting nervous too and he keeps asking how I can be contracting and dilated to 4cm and still not be in labor...doesn't make any sense!

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You are 4cm dilated? I somehow missed that. Wow, you might have a fast first labor so be ready! I am still pregnant and did another acupuncture appt today. I am having more back pains so I really hope tonight is the night (plus my favorite MW is on tonight). A baby on the 19th would be cool since my bday is the 1st and DH and DD's are the 9th. Easy to remember for sure.

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Yeah a 4 is awesome considering you haven't had increasing contractions! I was only a 3 when I went in with my first, and a 4 when I went in this time, after 2 hours of contractions 2-3 min apart. So by the time your contractions get regular enough for you to go in, you might not have long to wait!

Nicole - I hope tonight is your night. I totally understand about the midwife on duty - I *so* wish my doctor or the doctor who did my first c/s had been on call the night I had Daniel. The dr. I had was good, but I had a more personal relationship with other doctors in the practice!

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Well, it didn't happen for me last night. It's so much cooler here and I got all of the photos I ordered to finish DD's baby book and make two photo collages to hang up (one of my wedding and one of our family vacation) so those are my projects for today. I still feel that low pressure so I hope I am dilating a bit. My best guess is 5 days after my due date as that is the day I started labor with DD.

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OMG Nicole, I cannot imagine going past my due date, but then again I didn't think I would make it to 39 weeks and that's tomorrow...ugh this is one stubborn little boy. My friend who was due a few days after me just had her baby boy today so if this little one has any of his mother's competitive spirit he will come soon!

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My friend (who was due on the 29th) had her baby on the 9th. It's been driving me nuts. I hope it is soon for both of us!