Is this early labour or am I fooling myself?

(59 Posts)
bigkidsdidit Sat 22-Jun-13 12:15:40

Hello

Last labour I was induced (DS born 40+15) and went straight for epidural as it was agony so have no idea what natural labour feels like. Planning a home birth this time and am 40 + 8 today. I need to go into labour before 40 + 14 to keep my home birth without a fight so am on high alert and not sure if I am now psyching myself into imagining labour symptoms ...

Had sweep on Wednesday. Lost the plug on Thursday but it wasn't bloody which I think is more indicative of labour to follow soon? Yesterday incredibly intense pelvic pressure all day.

This morning have intermittent dull back pain which hasn't gone after a hot bath.

But no pain on bump, no tightenings...

What do you think?

bigkidsdidit Tue 25-Jun-13 02:43:41

I'm sorry, if I'd known it was a real live birth thread I'd've updated more often!

Haven't slept since the birth yet, I had forgotten how excruciating bf a newborn is until you wear your nipples in! Looking forward to doing nothing but napping tomorrow smile

MummyAbroad Tue 25-Jun-13 01:53:04

This was my first live birth thread by the way ladies grin

<passes out cigars like a proud dad>

HoppinMad Mon 24-Jun-13 21:07:55

Gosh just checked your thread. Wow kids, I am speechless!! The thought of a labour back to back with a big baby brings me out in a cold sweat, you deserve an award grin seriously that is pretty awesome.

Congratulations to you and family anyway, and enjoy the cuddles and dirty nappies and all the rest! X

Jenijena Mon 24-Jun-13 09:52:44

Congratulations!

Congratulations grin I love getting to a live birth thread late when the baby is already here grin
I know it's a bit late, but my second labour was all in my pelvis too, I didn't really realise I was properly in labour until about 45 mins before she was born confused

OnTheNingNangNong Mon 24-Jun-13 08:14:56

Congratulations!

dinkystinky Mon 24-Jun-13 08:06:17

Congratulations - what a great sized baby!

awwww congratulations!!!

ShinyBabyOfficialNosePicker Mon 24-Jun-13 08:02:07

Congratulations and welcome to the world BasbyKid!

beckslovestimmy Mon 24-Jun-13 07:56:10

Well done! Congratulations. grin

bigkidsdidit Mon 24-Jun-13 07:29:09

Oh you're all so lovely <hormonal weeping>

MalenkyRusskyDrakonchik Mon 24-Jun-13 01:07:31

Oh, wow!

I only read you commenting the other day that DC two was on the way ... I'd no idea you meant this on the way!

Congratulations. flowers

(And get you with that labour description ... wow.)

threefeethighandrising Mon 24-Jun-13 01:01:42

Congratulations! Fabulous news grin grin

Have a lovely time getting to know your new human smile

MummyAbroad Mon 24-Jun-13 00:43:57

Wheh heeeeeey!!! What brilliant news bigkids You did FANSTASTIC!!! gringringringringrin well done!

9lb10 baby back to back, bloody hell, thats no walk in the park! No wonder it felt all pelvisy!

Congratulations, give him a big kiss from his internet stranger fans grin

bigkidsdidit Sun 23-Jun-13 23:29:58

Hullo hullo

Well when the mw listened to the heartbeat at that check it was dropping, so we came into hospital and they broke my waters and put on a trace. After that all natural, delivered DS2 at 9.20 pm smile

Seeing as he was back to back (turned in labour!) and 9lb 10 shock I think I did brilliantly grin

He's feeding away like a trooper and I'm eating toast smile

ThedementedPenguin Sun 23-Jun-13 22:58:06

Oh, hope things have progressed on for you.?

beckslovestimmy Sun 23-Jun-13 22:55:22

I wonder if big kids is cuddling that new born yet? smile

MummyAbroad Sun 23-Jun-13 19:11:20

Maybe she's in the pool? No news is good news I reckon! Go bigkids if you are lurking!!

Theselittlelightsofmine Sun 23-Jun-13 19:05:27

It's gone quiet, wondering if things really did kickoff quick after ops last post

MummyAbroad Sun 23-Jun-13 17:26:52

dont worry, as others have said, it can all start to move quickly at any moment. Just do what you can to will it on.

I got in the bath in early labour - for me it sped things up - a LOT.

I suppose if you get in the pool soon we might not hear any more from you! Good luck, you are going to be a mum of two today!!!!!

bigkidsdidit Sun 23-Jun-13 16:55:10

The head is still 2/5 palpable! FFS! I've been contracting for 36 hours!

HoppinMad Sun 23-Jun-13 16:09:23

X-post

Thats great! X

HoppinMad Sun 23-Jun-13 16:08:40

Things can move very quickly OP, dont despair. I moved from 10 iminute contractions to a few minutes apart, lasting 40-50 secs within the space of a few hours. Keep doing what you are doing, I didnt go in the bath despite mw suggesting it, as I found that caused the contractions to slow down. Birthball intensified my pain (maybe am just odd!) Do what you feel is right for you.

Do keep us informed x

bigkidsdidit Sun 23-Jun-13 16:05:24

Since I woke from my nap the contractions have been every 5 minutes smile the mw is coming out for a look and DH is filling the pool. As soon as DS wakes from his nap we're going to drop him at the Cm, who lives on our street smile smile

beckslovestimmy Sun 23-Jun-13 15:57:49

mummyabroad that to do thing must be right, I handed in the last module of my degree the day my labour started! smile

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