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Do the contractions actually have to hurt to go in or just eight minutes apart (my dr said go st eight mins) they are eight and have been fir an hour. I can definitely feel them but they aren't double over in pain like.

kmm123's picture
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No idea.....I didn't go in until I was 8 cm Wink I had no desire to labor at all at the hospital if I could avoid it....

But I did want to say EEEE! I'm super excited and amazed that we have mamas in labor!!! CRAZY and AMAZING Smile GL!

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Oooh exciting news! Glad you're not hurting too bad right now, but I also hope things are progressing for you. Can you call the hospital and talk to the nurses? Is the hospital very far away from you?

I don't really remember the rules with DD but I think one of them was if you can no longer talk during your contractions then it's definitely time to go to the hospital. Wink I haven't been told 'the rules' either yet but will now be sure to ask the Doc at my appt tomorrow!

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I'm going in. ! Probably false alarmbut better safe than sorry!! Maybe the tractor ride did the trick!!

Summer05's picture
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WTG tractor! Good luck!!!! ELV for you! :vibes:

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Good luck! KUP!

My doc says to go in when: contractions are 5 min apart OR water breaks OR bloody show.

Jenni Beth's picture
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Good luck!!!! Hope this is it!!!!

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Oh I hope this is it, goodluck .
ELV's are coming your way!

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I'm at four but the contractions are "miniscule" ( I wanted to swat the nurse fir that!!!) I've been sent on a two hour walk around the hospital and I'll be re examined. If I've progressed I get admitted if not I go home. It's so boring walking... I didn't want to wake up Melodie for a false alarm so dh us at home and I took a taxi. He'll take her to his moms if I'm admitted. Until then it's me and some deserted hallways!!

Jenni Beth's picture
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Take some stairs if you can...but don't fall! I wish I could stay awake and see what happens but I'm about to fall asleep. I hope you have had your baby when I wake up in the morning!

Summer05's picture
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Miniscule - yeah she deserved a swat for that. Hope things start going your way!
:bighug:

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Contractions are slowing down and it's 130 am. I decided to stop walking and lie down. They'll re examine me in half an hour and I'll have a verdict!!

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Still here. Her heartrate went up so I have an iv. Contractions are very weak but three minutes a part. Still waiting.

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Oh my! The tractor ride put you in labor? Wheee! Any updates?

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I had contrax 3-5 min apart last Thursday. I was not dilated or effaced at all so I got sent home! But you are both so I hope this is it for you!!! Maybe I will go on a hayride this weekend!!!!!!

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I'm home. Cintrax are three mins but not strong enough to admit me

ashamom27's picture
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Oh my gosh. After all that? Don't you hate that? Just rest. As much as possible. I bet you are in labor, just early parts of it. You will need lots of energy later so for now try to take it easy.

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3 minutes apart but you're home?? omg how frustrating! and now i bet you're just...TIRED! i hope you can get some rest before the contractions start to get really painful.

good luck and ELV!!

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Sorry you were sent home! I hope you can get rest b/c I agree I bet your baby will arrive soon Smile

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Yup, still contracting but honestly they aren't doing much. I'm trying to sleep and probably will stay in bed today. I've decided it's eviction time but don't have aclue as to where the energy is going to comefrom!

Jenni Beth's picture
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Well that stinks! I was hoping for baby news this morning. I just know it will be any time for you so get some rest!

Summer05's picture
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Booooo :(. Sorry to hear you were sent home with slow progress, try to get some sleep. I'm sure just resting is nearly as good as sleeping! I hope DH is off work today or you have helpers at the ready?
:bighug:

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Everything has stopped. I'm disapointed but it's ok. My dr asked me on Tuesday to call and book my induction for Monday, so I called and left a MSG this morning but no news yet. I hope I don't contract like this for the next four days. I'm not sure my sanity could take it! I'm going to go to the Mall and walk a bit to see what that does. We are having a nasty wind and rain storm and home is too depressing. The mall is litterally across the street from the hospital so I'll be close just in case.

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Strange... my OB told me to go in when mine are 4-5 minutes apart. I know you're not in the active phase until they're 2-3 min apart. But hospitals vary as well... mine won't admit you until you're 3 CM...

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Were you able to get any sleep? Glad your contrax have subsided for now anyway. Hope your walk is productive & that you'll be near the hospital just in case Smile

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No news on my induction Sad hope this doesn't mean there won't be one!

I'm exhausted, I just finished some last minute shopping and waiting to get my bangs cut. Contractions started again

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This is becoming a journal more than anything!

I just spoke to the dr. I am booked for 730 am on Monday, so four more "sleeps." she predicts I'll be in there Saturday on my own though! I'm not holding my breath bit it would be nice to have a little less medication!

Anyways thanks for reading my roller coaster. I'm off to soak my poor arms (it took four tries for the iv and I'm covered with nasty bruises).

Good night everyone!

Jenni Beth's picture
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Woohoo!!! At least you have a date and time set, if you don't go on your own before then.

Summer05's picture
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Glad you've got a date set, but yeah I'm also wondering if you will make it that long! Biggrin

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I also think you'll likely not make it 'til Monday.

I'm so excited for you that you are so close - I'm glad you got that early AM check-in time.

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Ugh--that must have been a pain in the rear dealing with all that and not much progress. Beee But Monday is only 3 days away now!!! Yaya! Good luck over the weekend.

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