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Come on Baby! HE IS HERE! UPDATE #39

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#1 Spring Chickadee

Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:25 PM

So I'm ready to have this baby! I am so so ready. Not in a physical 'I want my body back' way, but in a 'A want to meet you baby boy' way.

Despite the vomiting, fainting, exhaustion, the tossing and turning in pain every night I have LOVED being pregnant. After the struggles to get here I've just felt so blessed to be given this gift and no matter how crap I've felt I can't help but be amazed watching my belly grow and baby kick. Every day I feel thankful.

But now I am ready to meet him, I may have made it this far (39+4) but until a healthy pink baby boy is on my chest I haven't reached the finish line. I need to see that he is real, that he is okay and that I've actually given birth to a baby boy I will be able to take home and love.

At my Tuesday OBGYN appointment baby was engaged way down low and locked in tight, Cervix was soft and 1cm Dilated but still 1inch long (so not yet effaced). the OBGYN said I'd probably experience a full day of pains before labour as my cervix needs to shortened. He gave me a S&S then that afternoon I got acupuncture. Yesterday was a full day of Braxton Hicks then some decent pains and contractions in the evening (maybe this was the period of pain needed for the cervix to shorten?).

For 1.5 days until last night I also was losing parts of my mucus plug and had a constant red tinged discharge. I'm not sure how much you are meant to loose so I may have only lost some of it?

Today things slowed down and the discharge reduced in quantity and is clear. This afternoon after another acupuncture appointment I got more cramps for a few hours but that’s slowed down now.

I feel like my body is moving forward but it's hard to know if labour is hours away or a week away.

So now I patiently wait.....

Edited by Spring Chickadee, 08 November 2012 - 11:45 AM.

#2 Danzie

Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:30 PM

Sounds like you are close Spring Chickadee!!
Good luck and hope you get to cuddle your healthy baby soon!!

#3 Dodger

Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:33 PM

Two words... Gutter walk!

Walk around the block, one foot on top of the curb  and one foot in the gutter, you'll see your boy soon!

I'm a total lurker, but I'm waiting to see you have a babe arms.

Good luck!

#4 Unatheowl

Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:35 PM

That's awesome!  Best of luck! It's such an amazing time!

#5 redheeler

Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:35 PM

how exciting  smile1.gif so happy for you....if you keep getting clear pinkish discharge over a long time maybe get it checked that it's not your waters leaking. I had clear pink discharge for 2 days (I thought it was part of my 'show') only found out in hosipital that I had a hind leak & my waters had been slowly leaking out over days (bub was fine..but I had IV antibiotics). Good luck & enjoy the ride xox

#6 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:37 PM

Gee, that's gone quick! Good luck, hope your baby boy comes soon.

#7 Spring Chickadee

Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:38 PM

how exciting smile1.gif so happy for you....if you keep getting clear pinkish discharge over a long time maybe get it checked that it's not your waters leaking. I had clear pink discharge for 2 days (I thought it was part of my 'show') only found out in hosipital that I had a hind leak & my waters had been slowly leaking out over days (bub was fine..but I had IV antibiotics). Good luck & enjoy the ride xox

Thanks for the heads up. TMI--- It was more red like, as you would see for old blood with stringy and mucusy little bits in it.

I'll keep an eye out for light pink.

#8 ~buzz~

Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:12 AM

Oh sounds like it won't be too long biggrin.gif good luck

#9 Wacky Wobbler

Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:29 AM

Good luck! I hope labour starts for you really soon!

#10 bubbatime

Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:38 AM

That is very exciting!  Hope things take off soon and you have your boy in your arms.

Keep us posted...

#11 suzy-c

Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:32 AM

Red streaked mucus show is a good sign. The book I have, says it's a good sign labour will begin in as close as 24hrs. (But then, babies aren't known for their punctuality!)

Best of luck anyway, and I'm sure you'll do brilliantly! original.gif

#12 goldilachs

Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:48 PM

How exciting!

Any update today OP?

#13 TotesFeral

Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:08 PM

Oh oh good luck biggrin.gif
Hope it happens soon or has already.
Can't wait to see pictures!!

#14 Therese

Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:11 PM

How exciting original.gif I will keep my eye out for the news of the arrival of your baby boy.  original.gif

#15 Claire48

Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:13 PM

Best of luck OP, your new baby boy will be in your arms before you know it!!

#16 Spring Chickadee

Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:26 AM

Baby not here yet, but I think my body is continuing to gear up for it.

Last night I started getting some strong tightenings whilst expressing my Colostrum as I do regularly (I'm doing this on medical advice as I have health issues they may effect supply so I'm working up  stash just in case). After I finished the contractions continued and i was getting strong period like cramps and lower back ache.

I tried to sleep in-between pains from 12:30-2am but they then became to strong and close. they got down to a regular 6.5minutes for some time, eventually i decided to get out of bed as lying in bed was too uncomfortable. then they slowed down and became far weaker. so I hoped back in bed and slept until 11am with only the odd pain awaking me. Bugger! I thought it was on.

I do have more of my show(i think) when i went to the loo this morning. a mix of clear mucus with blobs of bright red blood.

oh I hope This means baby is on his way with days rather than a week.

#17 TotesFeral

Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:29 AM

My fingers are crossed for you! The waiting for an extra week or more is not fun at all, believe me wink.gif

#18 goldilachs

Posted 04 November 2012 - 12:06 AM

Sounds promising OP original.gif

Every day that it doesn't happen increases the odds that it'll be tomorrow original.gif

#19 Angelic80

Posted 04 November 2012 - 01:21 AM

Logged in to stalk you and see if there was any news... Thinking about you!! Just  can't wait to get the good news. I am so excited for you original.gif

Edited by Angelic80, 04 November 2012 - 01:22 AM.

#20 Futureself

Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:21 AM

Another lurking for an update...hoping that silence means the baby is on his way !

#21 Jeyamoo

Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:06 AM

I just want to second the PP who suggested the gutter walk, I went into labour within 12hrs of giving it a go with both DD and DS2.

All the best OP!!

#22 Suz01

Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:42 AM

I have never heard of this gutter walk, but might give it a go if anything for the story to tell the kids later!!

#23 ~buzz~

Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:48 AM

just lurking for any baby news? biggrin.gif

#24 kumbet

Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:43 AM

Oh sounds like it won't be too long biggrin.gif good luck biggrin.gif

#25 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:55 PM

I'm hoping she's in labour and that's why she's not updated!

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