We may have a turkey day baby on our hands.... 39wk appt

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We may have a turkey day baby on our hands.... 39wk appt

I woke up at about 3:30am with contractions, they were kinda irregular so I thought 'what the hey!" and decided to start walking the living room. After about 10 mins I thought "why I am I walking around the house when we have a treadmill?" XD and jumped on that for a little while. Sure enough my contractions got a little more regular and a little closer together and by now DH had woken up to go to work. So needless to say this morning I was super excited hoping this would be the day. I sent DH to work since we really can't afford for him to take the time off and I had an OB appt at 9:45am anyway, but at about 6am I called him to say they were getting worse and I wasn't sure if I could drive myself. He came home and I laid down for an hour trying to rest, unfortunately my contractions seemed to slow at this point. Sad By 9:45 they'd gone from 4-5 mins apart lasting 45 secs to 10+ mins apart and being irregular again.

My OB's verdict was that it's BH - when he checked me I was 2cm and 25-50% effaced (which is better than my 1cm 0% effaced 2 weeks ago). He wanted me to push my Wed appt up to Mon so I did and told me I might have a little bleeding (I already was having a kinda mucusy discharge) and that if I did it probably wasn't my bloody show but that. I figured since his verdict was that they were BH they would go away complete but nope they haven't. This is exactly how it went with DS so I'm still holding on to hope that I will have this baby soon. With him I went into labor the day before (at 3am lol) and had him 8pm on the following day. So we shall see how this goes down. Biggrin

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Sounds like what happened with me the few days before wee dude was born. Fingers crossed that your little turkey makes his debut Smile

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Ooh! I hope your body is gearing up for the real deal!!

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ohh, good luck!! I hope it is the real deal, can't wait to hear updates~!

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I hope the real deal is happening tonight!

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any updates?

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Sounds like he might be coming sooner than later. Anything new over the past couple days?

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Claire, I keep checking in waiting for updates too.. No update from me. The tense drive in the winter weather last night started me in with more BH but they went away after I got to relax.
No updates = busy with baby?

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Shes my birth buddy and I havent heard anything either. Ill try texting her tomorrow and see if theres any news Smile

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Hope she has good news! Smile

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No baby last I heard from Angela

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Sorry for the lack of an update ladies! No baby yet Sad This week has just been so long and exhausting, I'm very, very, very tired. DH has been wonderful letting me get tons of sleep and taking care of me. I've had BH on and off but no concrete contractions yet. I'm not really uncomfortable or miserable I'm just mentally exhausted and so ready to be done with this pregnancy. After Wed I was losing huge globs of my mucus plug (TMI!) and I hoped that was at least a sign that I was dilating/effacing more. I have an appointment tomorrow at 11:15 PST so I'll know for sure if I'm at least progressing (I was 2cm 25-50% effaced on last Wed) and my OB said we'll talk induction, which actually makes me really nervous. I'm anxious for him to get here but not if it means a long complicated labor that ends in a c-section so I guess I'd kinda rather him just come on his own. I'm feeling the most pressure to just have him already from DHs work because they need to know when he's taking time off because they have deadlines to meet and he'll be off for 2 weeks. I'm really hoping this kid decides to make an appearance soon!

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Sorry you are so tired! That is sweet of your DH for taking care of you so you can rest. If you end up being induced it doesn't necessarily mean labor will be long or complicated. You have already had one baby and that gives an induction a better chance of being successful. I was induced with Piper and labor was a little less than 5 hours and the two before her were 6 and 7 hours. Hopefully he will come on his own though, since that is what you want. Smile

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Aw (((hugs))) I hope he decides to come soon!