I'm Pretty Sure

Lounge By cinderspritzer Updated 8 May 2009 , 5:15am by xstitcher

cinderspritzer Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 11:10pm
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that contractions that go on ALL DAY and spotting mean there will be a baby in the next couple days. Right? I have 2 kids but I've never just ''gone into labor'', I've always been induced because of some problem or another.

So yeah. I'm keeping my fingers crossed 'cause I can't take much more of this. icon_wink.gif

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veejaytx Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 11:20pm
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I hope you've talked to your doctor, and he says you are doing all right.

Good luck, hope it doesn't take too much longer for you to get your little one delivered and all goes well for both of you.

I always had long labor, and it does wear you out mentally and physically.

janelwaters Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 11:22pm
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I'm no expert b/c I've only had a c-section, but it sounds like you are on the right road - the spotting sounds concerning though - you should call your doctor about that one.

Are you sure that your water hasn't broken - you know that sometimes it just drips instead of the big gush that you see on TV.

good luck!!!! YEA BABIES!!!! I'm sure that kiddo will be here really really soon!!

jen1977 Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 11:22pm
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My sister has an almost 2 week old, and she had contractions (painful ones for a few days) for about a week and a half! Good luck to you! Hopefully it won't be much longer!

Deb_ Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 11:23pm
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OMG how exciting! Do you know what you're having? icon_biggrin.gif

KathysCC Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 11:30pm
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I would definitely call the doctor. Spotting is usually a sign that labor is not far off but you need to make sure it isn't a sign of other problems. And, if you have only had induced labors, let me tell you, real labor doesn't hurt as much so you could actually be in real labor. If this is number three you could go quickly and possibly be farther along in labor than you think. Let the doctor know for sure what is going on. All the best to you and congratulations! icon_biggrin.gif

cinderspritzer Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 11:54pm
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He said at the appointment yesterday that spotting right now is generally normal because your blood veins rupture during dilation or something. So that doesn't worry me. I'm just a little freaked out in general.

And it's a girl icon_wink.gif

miss-tiff Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 11:59pm
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Congrats! I have had two babies and was induced both times, so I don't know about the contractions except to time them. (Those warm-up contractions are obnoxious, though, aren't they?) But I did have a little spotting for a week or so before I was induced with my son.

The hardest part is the waiting for something this exciting! Good luck to you!

Carson Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 4:01am
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I had contractions (major, could not sleep) every night for a week before I was actually admitted to the hospital. Hopefully it goes along a little faster for ya! Funnny thing is the nurses kept saying how fast my labour was, since I came in at 7 and had a baby by 11 - but they were not counting the exhausting week long contractions - which I consider labour! When people ask me I say it was 7 days long, lol.

AverageMom Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 4:25am
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Yay! Yes, it means a baby is coming soon. Very soon!

krysoco Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 8:16pm
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Congrats. I've had 4 babies. All my labors started differently. There really is no need to call the doctor IMO. The baby will come when she's ready. GL

mocakes Posted 27 Apr 2009 , 5:35pm
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Welllll????? What happened??

I'm dyin' here....when was she born??

janelwaters Posted 27 Apr 2009 , 5:41pm
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Holy Cow!! I totally forgot about this thread!! What's going on????

cinderspritzer Posted 27 Apr 2009 , 6:01pm
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Ha. She hasn't been yet. There was all that excitement that night and we went to the hospital after hours of it, and as soon as we got there it all stopped. Doctor is pretty perplexed as well, because there haven't been hardly any contractions since then, but heartbeat and movements are still normal. Guess she just changed her mind.

I fell down the stairs last Thursday. Baby is fine, but they have to wait until the bruising in my pelvis goes down before they'll let her be born. So we're getting labor induced Sunday night (the 3rd) and she should be born sometime early Monday morning. I'll update as soon as the excitement passes.

Thanks for the concern everyone. icon_smile.gif

janelwaters Posted 27 Apr 2009 , 6:07pm
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Oh my! Well, you are definately having a girl - she changed her mind! hehe!

Good luck on Sunday and I will be sure to say a prayer for you and your family!!

cinderspritzer Posted 5 May 2009 , 3:48pm
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baby Donna Marie was born at 12:54pm Mountain time on 4 May. She was 19.5" and 6lbs 14 oz.


cakes22 Posted 5 May 2009 , 4:00pm
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Oh Congratulations!!!! She is adorable.

Welcome to the world Donna Marie!

Hope mom is doing well!

Carson Posted 5 May 2009 , 4:14pm
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Congrats!!!! She looks just perfect!

jer702 Posted 5 May 2009 , 4:53pm
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Congratulations on your new bundle of Joy. Good luck.

janelwaters Posted 5 May 2009 , 7:57pm
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Oh my GOSH!!! She is BEAUTIFUL!!!! congrats and I'm glad everything went well!! I know you are totally relieved for her to be here!

-Tubbs Posted 5 May 2009 , 8:10pm
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Yay! Congratulations and best wishes to you and your family!

KathysCC Posted 5 May 2009 , 9:41pm
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Congratulations, she is beautiful!!

Eliza Posted 6 May 2009 , 1:37pm
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She is so beautiful!!! Congrats!!

mommicakes Posted 6 May 2009 , 5:20pm
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Hurray!!!! Welcome baby Donna Marie!!!!!!
Congratulations mom and dad. hope all is well and all are happy!!!!
Nice to have some good news in the world these days. thumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gif

sugarwishes Posted 7 May 2009 , 4:05am
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**CONGRATULATIONS** Best wishes for your family and new baby girl!!!

P.S.. I love her name, Donna Marie!! It's beautiful, and so is she ♥

Texas_Rose Posted 7 May 2009 , 4:08am
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Congratulations!!! She is so adorable!

txsteph Posted 7 May 2009 , 4:29am
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Congratulations to you & your family!

chilz822 Posted 7 May 2009 , 4:36am
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Oh wow, I completely missed this post somehow!
What an absolutely gorgeous family! Donna Marie is beautiful, congratulations to you and all of your family!!!

lardbutt Posted 7 May 2009 , 4:44pm
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She is beautiful! Congratulations!!!!

xstitcher Posted 8 May 2009 , 5:15am
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Isn't it just typical for a girl to make a grand entrance, nearly 3 weeks of waiting icon_lol.gif

She was well worth the wait, she's absolutely beautiful. Congrats to you and your family. I hope your both doing well.

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