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Old 12-18-2007, 05:41 AM   #1
 
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Question I think I'm in labor

I really hope so anyway bc if this isn't it, I don't think I can handle the real thing. I've been having contractions 2-3 minutes apart since 2 am, but they're only lasting about 30-40 seconds. I am so ridiculously tired, but everytime I lay down to try to nap, the discomfort becomes unbearable. I can't even recline propped up on pillows. I'm thinking I'll go to the mall when it opens. I'm tired of walking little circles around my living room and it's way too cold for me to go walking outside.
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Old 12-18-2007, 05:57 AM   #2
 
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I really hope so anyway bc if this isn't it, I don't think I can handle the real thing. I've been having contractions 2-3 minutes apart since 2 am, but they're only lasting about 30-40 seconds. I am so ridiculously tired, but everytime I lay down to try to nap, the discomfort becomes unbearable. I can't even recline propped up on pillows. I'm thinking I'll go to the mall when it opens. I'm tired of walking little circles around my living room and it's way too cold for me to go walking outside.

Walking is great if you think you're up for it to go to the mall. You might find the car ride to get there uncomfortable though. Staying upright, even if it's not walking, is enough to help with labor, so you might want to think about staying home and dancing or hip swaying your way through contractions. Have you got an exercise ball? Sitting and swaying/rolling on that is very helpful for opening the pelvis and satisfying the movement urge you're feeling. Even sitting and rocking in a rocking chair.

Good luck to you. I wish you a peaceful labor and birth, and a healthy mom and baby.
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Good Luck Bailey!!!!!
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I really hope so anyway bc if this isn't it, I don't think I can handle the real thing. I've been having contractions 2-3 minutes apart since 2 am, but they're only lasting about 30-40 seconds. I am so ridiculously tired, but everytime I lay down to try to nap, the discomfort becomes unbearable. I can't even recline propped up on pillows. I'm thinking I'll go to the mall when it opens. I'm tired of walking little circles around my living room and it's way too cold for me to go walking outside.
That's exactly how my labour started and went! I hope that is it for you - be happy and healthy! So exciting!!!!!
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:45 AM   #5
 
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Sounds like labor! How exciting - keep us all updated!
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:18 AM   #6
 
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I hope you are. It's the best feeling knowing that the wait is finally over. Good luck!
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Best wishes for a fast delivery!
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Good luck!
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I really hope so anyway bc if this isn't it, I don't think I can handle the real thing. I've been having contractions 2-3 minutes apart since 2 am, but they're only lasting about 30-40 seconds. I am so ridiculously tired, but everytime I lay down to try to nap, the discomfort becomes unbearable. I can't even recline propped up on pillows. I'm thinking I'll go to the mall when it opens. I'm tired of walking little circles around my living room and it's way too cold for me to go walking outside.

Good luck Bailey I wish you a wonderful labor
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Good luck, Bailey!!!
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Sending quick, easy labor vibes!!!
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Old 12-18-2007, 06:24 PM   #13
 
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Good luck Bailey!!!
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:46 PM   #14
 
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I'm still here and man, this is taking a long time! And here I thought that since I stated with contractions 2 minutes apart for the first 6 hours that I'd have a quick labor... WRONG! I've had contractions coming pretty consistently all day long, but they weren't super regular. They'd be every 3-5 minutes, then I'd skip one here and there, then have a couple really close together. The pain is manageable but too much to sleep, so the only sleep I've had today was when i fell asleep in the bathtub for an hour. At one point, I seriously wanted to go to the hospital and demand pain killers and sleeping pills. My doula came over a couple of hours ago and reassured me that she thinks I'm definitely in true labor, which was really great bc I was starting to get really discouraged. She thinks it'll probably happen sometime tomorrow, so we might have a due date baby. My mom keeps asking when I'll go to the hospital. I'm really glad I didn't go in this afternoon, because I'm sure they'd be pushing pit on me by now. There's no way I can sleep now as my contractions are coming pretty strong even in a warm bath, so I'm just trying to relax and conserve energy for later. I'm really hoping this won't take another whole day.

Thanks for the good vibes, everyone!
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:00 PM   #15
 
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Thanks for the update.

Sending more smooth delivery vibes your way!
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:20 PM   #16
 
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Bailey, good luck!!!

And yeah, the hospital would totally be pushing the Pit on you by now.
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Good luck, Bailey! I hope your little one comes soon for you!
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Good luck, Bailey!
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Good luck, Bailey!
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:07 AM   #20
 
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Go Bailey!!! Go Bailey!!!

Hope you've delivered by now!!!
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