Hey all, Are you guys getting this pulling down, and kind of pelvis expanding feeling? It's difficult to describe. I don't have regular contractions, though I do have some. I'm exhausted and have a cold. I just wanna lay down and sleeeeeep. Last week when I was checked I had not progressed more than the previous 1 cm. Maybe this bearing down and out feeling is the baby moving down and progress?
ETA: then with all this...I started having some contractions. For the past two hours I've been at regular contractions at 15 minutes each.
I assume it's just part of the 'progressing' part right? I never had anything happen in all of my previous pregnancies, with an exception to one premature child due to a bad complication. So, the rest of the times I was induced.
ETA: this is what I got from Webmd:
The first stage is the longest part of labor and can last up to 20 hours. It begins when your cervix starts to open (dilate) and ends when it is completely open (fully dilated) at 10 centimeters. When the cervix dilates from 0 to 3 or 4 centimeters, contractions get stronger as time progresses. Mild contractions begin at 15 to 20 minutes apart and last 60 to 90 seconds. The contractions become more regular until they are less than 5 minutes apart. This part of labor (called the Latent Phase) is best experienced in the comfort of your home.
so let's see! I don't hope for early labor but my husband IS off this weekend and on Monday so the timing wouldn't be horrible lol... half joking here. My ticker is a few days off and should be that I am just at 38 weeks.
I'm getting half hopeful and nervous.