whooo hooo for progress! (xp) - update pg 2

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whooo hooo for progress! (xp) - update pg 2

Had my 37w appointment today and I love this doc! She was so nice, listened well and asked questions. I have her again next week if I don't go into labor Biggrin

She checked me and I'm nearly 3cm dilated! Not very effaced (maybe 20 - 30 Wacko but I've lost the rest of my mucus plug too Smile Now we wait rather impatiently for full blown labor.... while we wait I'm bouncing away on my exercise ball and drinking my red raspberry leaf tea by the gallon lol.

The unfortunate news is that I tested + for GBS so I'll need the antibiotics during labor. Kind of sucks but it's not a huge deal in the end. I just hope my labor isn't any shorter than the 1st so they have time for it.

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Yay for progress!! How are your contractions? Whatever ones you've been having have been productive. Do you think all of the productive contractions and dilation are due to the tea?

I am getting a few bearing down feelings, sometimes some contractions, and then nothing. Last time she checked me I was only 1 cm and historically speaking, I have always stayed there til delivery. Kind of good news for me so I don't go before induction. My babies don't really go anywhere til they are given vacate notices lol. Then after their birth, they don't leave my bed haha.. My bedroom totally looks like a baby nursery. I have a crib with my 20 month old, a toddler bed for my 3 y/o...who I JUST got to sleep in it. I have this bassinet sleeper thing for on my bed for the baby so they don't all pile up on this poor baby. The other two kids sleep upstairs together. We really need only a two bedroom place for 7 people because of how we all sleep. hilarious.. I tell my husband all the time they are going to come back to cuddle after they get married. Smile

Sorry to hear about the GBS. I haven't heard anything about my test yet. I go back on Monday. I don't know if she's going to check me again or not. I am really feeling nervous though!!

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Yay for progress!! How are your contractions? Whatever ones you've been having have been productive. Do you think all of the productive contractions and dilation are due to the tea?

I am getting a few bearing down feelings, sometimes some contractions, and then nothing. Last time she checked me I was only 1 cm and historically speaking, I have always stayed there til delivery. Kind of good news for me so I don't go before induction. My babies don't really go anywhere til they are given vacate notices lol. Then after their birth, they don't leave my bed haha.. My bedroom totally looks like a baby nursery. I have a crib with my 20 month old, a toddler bed for my 3 y/o...who I JUST got to sleep in it. I have this bassinet sleeper thing for on my bed for the baby so they don't all pile up on this poor baby. The other two kids sleep upstairs together. We really need only a two bedroom place for 7 people because of how we all sleep. hilarious.. I tell my husband all the time they are going to come back to cuddle after they get married. Smile

Sorry to hear about the GBS. I haven't heard anything about my test yet. I go back on Monday. I don't know if she's going to check me again or not. I am really feeling nervous though!!

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The tea is only supposed to strengthen the uterus to make for easier/faster delivery. I don't think it's helping with contractions but who knows! lol

DD1 was an induction at 37.5 weeks because of my BP. There were NO contractions before my water broke and when they checked me then I was only 1cm, so I'm way a head already from where I was with her.

Been contracting with lots of pressure and discomfort this afternoon, hoping that getting checked got things moving along even more and maybe she'll make her appearance soon.

This not sleeping thing is getting to me up 7 times last night between 9:30pm and 6:30am I feel like a zombie... I slept WAY more when DD1 was a newborn than I do now....

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Just wanted to say yay!!! I hope you have a fast and easy labor and that you get to meet your little sweetheart soon! Can't wait to see pics! Smile

Oh and I've been meaning to tell you if you want to PM me your number I can send you pics of baby girl!

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"CrysRee31" wrote:

This not sleeping thing is getting to me up 7 times last night between 9:30pm and 6:30am I feel like a zombie... I slept WAY more when DD1 was a newborn than I do now....

OMG . Yes . I need this baby out of me so that I can actually get some sleep. I'm so over this stage!

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Leah I will definitely PM you Biggrin

Meg I'm glad I'm not alone lol last night was worse. up every half hour at first with no sleep in between, contractions (hard and painful) off and on, then up for a full hour between 3 and 4. Woke up with globs of mucus plug (man there's a lot more of that then I thought!) on my thigh and belly - ew lol.

Oh and on a funny note (speaking of mucus plugs) last night after my bath I put on my robe and went to watch TV with DH, got up to grab a drink and when I came back I stepped in something cold and wet. Bent down to check and it was a glob of mucus on the floor! EWWWW

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That is gross ! Haha Smile Sadly I wish my body was being equally gross !!!! I have a check tomorrow and I haven't lost my mucus plug. I have had an increase in mucus but with DD I lost my plug weeks before she was born. I was 1cm 2 weeks ago and didn't get checked last week so if I haven't made any progress I'm going to lose it. I've been having painful contractions every night that get me all excited and then stop. It sucks. I don't even know what it is. Maybe prodromal labor or something? I had a stomach virus this weekend and I can't seem to get rested since. I'm exhausted and I have a feeling it's just going to stay that way until I can get some really good rest, which is not going to happen until I don't have a baby inside of me anymore !

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Yeah for progress!!!!!!

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"NutMeg4189" wrote:

That is gross ! Haha Smile Sadly I wish my body was being equally gross !!!! I have a check tomorrow and I haven't lost my mucus plug. I have had an increase in mucus but with DD I lost my plug weeks before she was born. I was 1cm 2 weeks ago and didn't get checked last week so if I haven't made any progress I'm going to lose it. I've been having painful contractions every night that get me all excited and then stop. It sucks. I don't even know what it is. Maybe prodromal labor or something? I had a stomach virus this weekend and I can't seem to get rested since. I'm exhausted and I have a feeling it's just going to stay that way until I can get some really good rest, which is not going to happen until I don't have a baby inside of me anymore !

I ended up in L&D for a few hours last night. Contractions started yesterday afternoon around lunch time, 10 to 15 mins apart and mild with plenty of pressure increasing in intensity and frequency through the day. By supper they were getting really uncomfortable and were 3 to 5 mins apart. We opted to go in to get checked.

They hooked my to the monitor and baby girl went nuts moving and bumping around, made it hard to get a good reading of the contractions. As soon as they took me off, the contractions got way worse, the doc checked me and said there was no change and it was false labor. They hooked me back to the monitor and this time baby girl was sleeping, and they got a good look at my contractions : HARD, painful and every 2 to 3 mins. Since there was no change she said it was either latent labor or early labor. I got a small dose of morphine to help with the now much increased pain and went home. The meds took FOREVER to kick in and the contractions got so much worse I didn't think i was going to get any sleep. Nearly an hour and a half after taking it I finally got some relief.

Unfortunately I woke up this morning (after my best sleep in ages!) and no real contractions to speak of, some but not as hard or painful as last night...sigh I feel like she's a tease....

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Lurking you Smile She is a tease! I cannot wait for her to arrive so we can see pics!!

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Appointment this morning showed some more progress, at least 50% effaced and 'a good 3' cm dilated, she said it was between 3 and 3+ and my cervix is very soft. Being sick right now and heading into ANOTHER major snowstorm tomorrow (we just had one sunday into yesterday) I'm hoping she holds off till the weekend now.

Maybe we'll get some walking in on Friday or Saturday at the indoor track see if we can't get this show on the road!

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Sorry baby is teasing you. I hope she holds out until after the storm and then comes nice and easily!