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Don't have to be induced next week.... Chef Mommy 19 kids; Independence, Missouri 1201 posts
21st Jan '13

.....because my water just broke! Wish me luck and an easy labor and delivery!

lacTAYtor. ☮ 3 kids; North Carolina 4496 posts
21st Jan '13

Congrats! Good luck to you :)

eKnuckles Due February 13; Florida 3471 posts
21st Jan '13

Yay!! Are you laboring at home or going straight in??? If you're home you can walk around until contractions start up!
I have baby fever lol.
Anyway congrats ur almost there!!!

Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13923 posts
21st Jan '13

Good luck!!!!!!!!

JustMe&MyThree 3 kids; Chicago, Illinois 518 posts
21st Jan '13

This just made me so happy as if it were me lol. Congratulationsssssss!!!!!!

Reise's Mommy 2 kids; Kentucky 1722 posts
21st Jan '13

A little jealous and I'm not even 37 weeks yet! haha. Good luck, momma!

Chef Mommy 19 kids; Independence, Missouri 1201 posts
21st Jan '13
Quoting eKnuckles:" Yay!! Are you laboring at home or going straight in??? If you're home you can walk around until contractions start up! I have baby fever lol. Anyway congrats ur almost there!!!"


I'm laboring at home for a while. But it's already been an hour and a half since my water broke and my contractions are getting stronger. I never had contractions come on quite so fast after my water broke before (with both my other kids). I think this will go pretty fast.

Chef Mommy 19 kids; Independence, Missouri 1201 posts
21st Jan '13

Thanks everyone! I guess we will be heading to the hospital soon. It's bittersweet knowing this is the last time I'll be doing this.

Chef Mommy 19 kids; Independence, Missouri 1201 posts
21st Jan '13
Quoting Brendan&Bethany'sMom:" This just made me so happy as if it were me lol. Congratulationsssssss!!!!!! "


Thanks! It'll be you soon!!!

Chef Mommy 19 kids; Independence, Missouri 1201 posts
21st Jan '13
Quoting Reise's Mommy:" A little jealous and I'm not even 37 weeks yet! haha. Good luck, momma!"


Lol. Don't be jealous though. :) I don't feel like I'm ready even though my other two came earlier than this one and I thought I'd go earlier than this.

Reise's Mommy 2 kids; Kentucky 1722 posts
21st Jan '13
Quoting Chef Mommy:" Lol. Don't be jealous though. :) I don't feel like I'm ready even though my other two came earlier than this one and I thought I'd go earlier than this."


I'm expecting to be pregnant until March and I'm due in the middle of next month haha. You'll be fine! :)

Chef Mommy 19 kids; Independence, Missouri 1201 posts
21st Jan '13
Quoting Reise's Mommy:" I'm expecting to be pregnant until March and I'm due in the middle of next month haha. You'll be fine! :)"


That's how I was feeling. Everyone was starting to feel sorry for me at work and at the doctor's office. Since my others came earlier than this, everyone kept asking if I felt like I was overdue. Lol.

Reise's Mommy 2 kids; Kentucky 1722 posts
22nd Jan '13
Quoting Chef Mommy:" That's how I was feeling. Everyone was starting to feel sorry for me at work and at the doctor's office. ... [snip!] ... and at the doctor's office. Since my others came earlier than this, everyone kept asking if I felt like I was overdue. Lol. "


Hahaha my mom keeps saying I'm gonna go "any time now" because I'm just soooo big apparently lol. I am considerably larger than I was with my first, but I still don't think I'll go early, especially not THIS early. I wouldn't want to go this early (although I wouldn't mind sleeping for two weeks and going then :wink: ). My doctor wanted to check my cervix last week and I told him no but I think he's gonna want to check it at my appointment tomorrow because he likes to check at least once. If I'm dilated it's just going to get my hopes up that I'll go early, though and I know I won't haha.



How are you doing so far??

Chef Mommy 19 kids; Independence, Missouri 1201 posts
26th Jan '13
Quoting Reise's Mommy:" Hahaha my mom keeps saying I'm gonna go "any time now" because I'm just soooo big apparently lol. I ... [snip!] ... I'm dilated it's just going to get my hopes up that I'll go early, though and I know I won't haha. How are you doing so far??"


Did you go early with you other baby? My first daughter was born at 36w6d and my son was born at 35w4d. My CNM didn't check my cervix until Monday morning. I was 2cm and 50% effaced but my cervix was still firm. She wanted me to start inserting evening primrose oil capsules at night to start softening, but I didn't get the chance! The funny thing was I told people that I didn't want to go all the way to 40 weeks but 38 would be good. Since my water broke at 38w1d I think I will count myself lucky.



Anyway, I didn't have a chance to update anything while I was in the hospital but Sara Faith was born at 5:47am weighing 7lb4oz and 20 1/4 inches long. I labored at home from 10pm to about 12:30am and got to my room and was checked at 1:20am. I was at 6 then and by a little before 2:00am I was at 8. I was pushing by 2:15 with no epidural since I was going so fast. However after almost 2 hours of pushing in every position they had the on-call doctor come in. She decided that Sara was looking sideways. They gave me an epidural and let me rest and try to let some of the swelling go down. About an hour later they came in and let me push about 20 minutes and then gave me the option of trying the vacuum before going to a C-section. She said they could try unless the vacuum popped off 3 times. After that it would be considered a failed attempt and they would do the section. It popped off the first time but worked either the next time or the one after. Can't remember. Anyway, she finally arrived and I have a lot of stitches but she is worth it. Her bruising from the vacuum is pretty much gone.



I hope that your labor and delivery go nice and smooth and easy!

Reise's Mommy 2 kids; Kentucky 1722 posts
26th Jan '13
Quoting Chef Mommy:" Did you go early with you other baby? My first daughter was born at 36w6d and my son was born at 35w4d. ... [snip!] ... worth it. Her bruising from the vacuum is pretty much gone. I hope that your labor and delivery go nice and smooth and easy!"


Congratulations!! At my hospital if you go much over 2 hours pushing they automatically just do the c-section. I delivered my first after an hour and a half of pushing so I'm hoping this one is no longer than that.



I didn't go early with my first. I went to 40w3d and was induced, had him after a 25 hour labor at 40w4d. I'll be 37 weeks tomorrow and I have no doubt I will make it to the end of next month. But I do feel like he's bigger than my first baby. DS1 was reeeeeally low. This one is high and I can still feel a ridiculous amount of pressure on my cervix and in my butt lol. I've been bigger than I was at 40w with DS1 since I was 32w with this one. I'm hoping to goo right around 39 weeks this time but I don't see it happening lol. I sure am ready, though.