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DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3467 posts
21st May '13

Yep I keep water by the bed. Usually mine is from the two tums I keep locked up in my cheeks like a squirrel.

LayLu 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
21st May '13

Is anyone using the potty a lot lately? And I don't mean to pee, either. I know this is TMI but I read that loose stool is an early sign of labor..? Anyone else heard that? I've been using the restroom at least twice a day lately. It's not diarrhea or anything (thank god) but it's definitely different than what was coming outta me before.



I know it's gross hahah, my baddd.

Ayzya 1 child; California 467 posts
21st May '13

I heard that too but I've been like that for a little over a week now.. I'm having a lot of the symptoms I had in the first tri where almost everything I eat makes me nauseated and I always get a stomach ache. I heard that its a way for your body to clean itself out in preparation but I dunno how it lets you know just how close you really are.



I always thought you'd be constipated prior from all I'd read.

LayLu 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
21st May '13
Quoting James Mama:" Anyone else experiencing sharp stabbing pains in their cervix? It started last night and has been getting worse throughout the day! Not a pleasant feeling."


I've been feeling that for a while now. I dunno if it's the same as what you're feeling, but it feels like Layla's punching me in the vagina from the inside. :x Definitely not pleasant. I was doing squats last night and it felt like every time I'd go down, her head was putting all this pressure on my pelvic bone. SO could tell I was in pain, but I really want to be more active (I know I'm a little late in the game lol) because I noticed my big girl jeans are way too tight on me (I think they're gonna tear soon if I don't lose some weight in my ass).

Mama to Lexi & Madie 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Tennessee 1772 posts
21st May '13

Yes ladies im getting ALL the pains and bathroom changes yall described. Lol I did last night take a really hot bath and OMG first time in a while I have felt ANY relife. Shoot, was in there 5 mins and was drifting off to sleep. I stayed in there for an hour or so trying to relax by back pain and my poor swollen feet! My cankles have cankles and my toes have rolls :( I went to bed almost right after getting out and slept like a baby, minus getting up 4 times to pee but hey I'll take it!

LayLu 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
21st May '13

lol I actually got up twice to pee last night, which is weird for me. Lately I haven't been getting up once in the middle of the night to pee.. I'll wake up, feel that I have to pee, roll over and just sleep through it because I know if I get up it'll take forever to fall back asleep.. plus getting out of bed is a pain in the ass these days!



Ugh, I'm so uncomfortable today. My legs feel restless, my back hurts, I'm having a hard time just breathing.. ugh! Maybe this means she'll come soon. Last time I didn't really get contractions.. just a lot of discomfort. I went to the hospital and the contractions didn't start until after they hooked me up to all the monitors. I just feel.. I dunno.. I just feel like something isn't right. I'm a lot more uncomfortable than I usually am. No tightening or pressure or pain in my stomach or cervix, just.. restless and uncomfortable. :?

DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3467 posts
21st May '13

Similar. I've been contracting since Friday? It's Tuesday... Yea. Last night I felt "off". There's so much pressure so hoping at my appt I'm dilated further. Got all bags packed in case her stripping the membranes sends me into labor. Mil has already said she can take the girls if needed. Hubby's off work today. Would be perfect day for him. Anyone having weird pain in their back? It honestly feels like his heart or something is pressed against my back n when he breathes it kinda travels up my spine n hurts a bit. Weirdest thing ever. I wanted a bubble bath but I can't get up n out w.o hubby's help n he was working last night. So wish me luck heading to the appt now.

LayLu 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
21st May '13
Quoting DifferentDay:" Similar. I've been contracting since Friday? It's Tuesday... Yea. Last night I felt "off". There's so ... [snip!] ... a bubble bath but I can't get up n out w.o hubby's help n he was working last night. So wish me luck heading to the appt now."


I've had this terrible back pain all morning, right in the middle of my back. I don't know if it's exactly what you're feeling, but it's sssooo uncomfortable. I wish they'd offer to strip my membranes.. they can't do that for someone who's had a c-section, can they..? I'm at work right now and have an NST scheduled at 2pm. Can the NST machines tell if you're contracting, or is it only to monitor baby's heartbeat? I could have sworn last time I went into labor they had me hooked up to the exact same machine. If so, I'm gonna ask if they can tell if I'm contracting or not because I honestly have no idea what these crazy feelings are. I want them to stop! :x

-Alisa- MaMa of 3 3 kids; California 2877 posts
21st May '13

PHOTO SHARE :) PIC WARNING LOL

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IM SO IN LOVE!!!! i cant believe my little man is here. I cant wait to see all of yours! You ladies are so close! The last few weeks LITERALLY FLY BY. Just get yourself as prepared as possible so its an easy transition.

Ayzya 1 child; California 467 posts
21st May '13

Omg so cute!!!! You are so adorable with that ribbon. Wish I looked as toned. I love the presentation, very cute scrapbook idea. Awwww!!! I want Claire in my arms already.. Can't wait!




..but I seriously need to wait though. Officially 35 weeks today and omg the pain in cervix was killing me this morning. I was like, owowowow!! I have that uncomfortable feeling she's up to something and I feel like crap today with my back pain which is more on my middle sides of my back.



I literally pee every 30 mins to an hour because the pressure makes me so uncomfortable. My knees can't handle even squatting on the loo, I hate the frequent trips. Tired but can't sleep good.

-Alisa- MaMa of 3 3 kids; California 2877 posts
21st May '13
Quoting Ayzya:" Omg so cute!!!! You are so adorable with that ribbon. Wish I looked as toned. I love the presentation, ... [snip!] ... me so uncomfortable. My knees can't handle even squatting on the loo, I hate the frequent trips. Tired but can't sleep good."


the last few weeks are the hardest but u will see soon enough it flys by. I started getting impatient around 35-36 weeks too cuz i felt just too big, but my son was in the nicu for a day and it was HORRIBLE, so i say let them bake as LONG as you can and know that its for the best!!!! Soon you will be holding your little ones and time will start flying even faster.

JJ+Steven&David 2 kids; 1 angel baby; ., MO, United States 11094 posts
21st May '13

Sorry I haven't posted in here in a long time!!



Congrats Alisa on the handsome little boy!!



I go Thursday for my 39/40 week appt (dr has me down for a dd of May 22nd going off lmp, I have the 26th off ovulation). Last week I was a fingertip dilated and 80% effaced. I hope to be dilated this week and hope little guy decides to come on out and meet us.

LayLu 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
21st May '13

Damnit Alisa, you only post pics when I'm at work. :lol: Now I gotta wait all day to see em! Hahah. The first pics you posted were adorable though, so I'm sure these ones are too. :D Can't wait to see em!

DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3467 posts
21st May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting LayLu:</b>" I've had this terrible back pain all morning, right in the middle of my back. I don't know if it's exactly ... [snip!] ... they can tell if I'm contracting or not because I honestly have no idea what these crazy feelings are. I want them to stop! :x"</blockquote>




I've had 2 previous csections so yea they can strip them unless u mean "if ur planning on a csect". I'm going for a vba2c. That's why she wanted to strip mine- so I go into spontaneous labor and avoid other induction methods. But yep she did it, still 2.5 cm, and no it didn't hurt. Can't tense up gotta relax n breathe but it wasn't painful. I didn't even know she was starting lol I'm 160 lbs, +2 lbs from last wk. bp is 120/72. We walked the mall afterwards n heading home now. We'll see how it goes. Lots of back aching pain but not sure if its related. Umm what else? Alisa he's adorable!!! Love the owl hat!!!! he looks perfect :) makes me wanna hold Aaron that much more.

Meagan 2 kids; Oregon 664 posts
21st May '13
Quoting JJ+Steven+1 (39 wks):" Sorry I haven't posted in here in a long time!! Congrats Alisa on the handsome little boy!! I go ... [snip!] ... a fingertip dilated and 80% effaced. I hope to be dilated this week and hope little guy decides to come on out and meet us. "

Good luck! Hope he comes soon! :)