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UNUSUAL signs of impending labor.... Rebecca Turner2543 163 kids; New Mexico 455 posts
20th Feb '12

Does anyone have any stories to share stating their signs of impending labor? I'm not talking about the typical ones that you can find anywhere, either. I am talking about bad mood, a feeling, pet's strange behaviors, stuff like that. For, instance, yesterday and today, I have been in the worst mood ever! I have been snapping at SO and our dog, and I get aggravated over nothing. I have some cramping right above my pubic bone that just showed up in the last 2 days as well. Also, don't worry about TMI, I have learned, there is no such thing during pregnancy, LOL. The things I have described are not the only things I am feeling, I am also experiencing some of the traditional signs, too. Please, don't be shy, tell all! LOL

2lilmonsters 2 kids; Paisley, Ontario 345 posts
20th Feb '12

I've been a giant bitch today : / I don't mean too, but my freakin' patience has disappeared.. I accidently snapped at my DD and I regret doing it -_-
Also, awesomely enough I've been getting contractions every 3 minutes for 60 seconds >_<!

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
20th Feb '12

I woke up from a nap sorta seizing. My entire body was shaking. Went into labor 6jours later

Rebecca Turner2543 163 kids; New Mexico 455 posts
20th Feb '12

Mine are about 4 minutes apart right now and lasting about 1 to 1.5 minutes long. Doc says they are not changing my cervix, so WTF?! LOL

Rebecca Turner2543 163 kids; New Mexico 455 posts
20th Feb '12
Quoting Buzz and Almond Joys momm:" I woke up from a nap sorta seizing. My entire body was shaking. Went into labor 6jours later"


I had it freezing in here last night and I only covered up with a sheet. I still soaked the bed with sweat!

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
20th Feb '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rebecca Turner2543:</b>" I had it freezing in here last night and I only covered up with a sheet. I still soaked the bed with sweat!"</blockquote>
That's pretty normal. I was like that with both pregnancies

tatesmommy09 2 kids; Illinois 4003 posts
20th Feb '12

The only thing i had that was weird was the very top of my belly was itchy. I thought it was weird. And it was only itchy every now and then. I hadnt felt any contractions and my midwife didnt really want to check me but I made her because I was 36 weeks 2 days and that was the day I had my son. I went into labor with him at 11:45 pm and had him at 1:31 am after being at the hospital less than an hour so I was scared of another fast labor!



Turns out I was 5 cm and having contractions every two minutes! The contractions were high up on my belly so she thinks that was what the itchiness was since I have a very high pain tolerance.



They decided to induce the next day after i got all the antibiotics i needed. They broke my water at 2:10 pm ( i was still 5 cm) and she was borm at 2:46 pm!

Cassi♥DLKA♥ 4 kids; Victoria, Texas 23081 posts
20th Feb '12

The day I went into labor with my youngest, I was MOODY as all hell for the few hours I'd been awake. I slept 14 hours, was up probably 9 hours, and went back to bed by 11pm. I KNEW something was up.

Rebecca Turner2543 163 kids; New Mexico 455 posts
20th Feb '12

the sweating only started in the past 2 days. I have also been having a really itchy feeling on the top of my belly the last 2 days. Yea, I have been moody as hell, I was sleepy last night, to the point of almost falling asleep while I was saying something, then when SO went to bed, I was wide awake!

Her Milk Machine [EBF] 19 kids; Macon, Georgia 5811 posts
20th Feb '12

Well I sure hope the bitchiness does not mean anything for me. I have been ULTRA BITCH today to my husband and children (I sent them to my mom's because I knew I was in a terrible mood and they shouldn't have to deal with it). Im having tummy pains but it doesn't seem to be contractions. Also have such terrible heartburn that even 15 tums hasn't helped. :x

Rebecca Turner2543 163 kids; New Mexico 455 posts
20th Feb '12
Quoting Her Milk Machine [EBF]:" Well I sure hope the bitchiness does not mean anything for me. I have been ULTRA BITCH today to my husband ... [snip!] ... tummy pains but it doesn't seem to be contractions. Also have such terrible heartburn that even 15 tums hasn't helped. :x"

LOL, I went thru the heartburn thing, I have never been this bitchy, tho!

Rebecca Turner2543 163 kids; New Mexico 455 posts
20th Feb '12

Oh, yea, I have heard that some women will get flu or cold like symptoms right before labor. Even when I am not pregnant, I usually get sick 1 time a year, but it is usually around november december. I haven't been sick this year until now, 2 days ago, I woke up all stuffed up with a killer headache, coughing, feeling like crap! Yesterday was pretty much the same, but today is lots better. When I do get sick, it lasts days, this was only 2 days LOL. Anybody else had this?

Her Milk Machine [EBF] 19 kids; Macon, Georgia 5811 posts
20th Feb '12
Quoting Rebecca Turner2543:" LOL, I went thru the heartburn thing, I have never been this bitchy, tho!"


I haven't been this bitchy til today, but I am also under stress like crazy, so that could be why. I'm also in pain 24/7 (been to 6 different doctors since last Thursday bc of the pain) so maybe that's why for me. I sure would hope labor doesn't start for a while for me, since I have 9 weeks to go til my due date. 6 weeks til that 37-wk "Im not gonna stop your labor" mark. :)

mommy to 2 girls 2 boys 20 kids; Spokane, Washington 585 posts
20th Feb '12
Quoting Rebecca Turner2543:" Does anyone have any stories to share stating their signs of impending labor? I'm not talking about the ... [snip!] ... the only things I am feeling, I am also experiencing some of the traditional signs, too. Please, don't be shy, tell all! LOL"


with my last i had very bad tailbone bad a few days before labore started, my back hurt more than normal, I just didnt feel right for a few days and also I had cramps that were 4-8 mins apart then 3-5min and the day before I went into labor baby dropped and cramps were bad but nothing I couldnt handle.

Rebecca Turner2543 163 kids; New Mexico 455 posts
20th Feb '12

My thing is, is everything is just really annoying to me. Between the dog and my SO, and the fact that even my computer is pissing me off, I feel bad, the dog is just trying to clean himself but he does so freaking slow. It sounds like he is slurping freezing cold ice cream on a hot day, sooo slow, it sounds like sluuuuuurp, sluuuuurp. Until I yell at him to stop. My SO, he just got in from work and he is tired, I know, but I started bitching as soon as he walked in the door. He is a trooper, tho, he just sat there and listened, then offered to take the dog with him when he went to the store. LOL, Just more reasons to love that man!