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With all 3 of my pregnancies, labor started out with light menstrual like cramping/tighting stomach coming about 10-15 mins apart. Then had the bloody show and the contractions just got closer and longer so I knew it was time. My water has never broke on it's own.
With DS1 I woke up around 2am having period like cramps and bloody show, he was born 7 hours later. With DS2 I had bloody show the day before he was born, woke up around 630am with period like cramps and he was born 13 hours later. Other then that nothing really, although the day before DS2 I did have looser stools and I've heard that can be a sign (although, tmi, I've been having that the last 2 days with contractions now and nothing so far).
Colleen proud mommy to DS (8/2009), DS (6/2011), and DD (7/2013)
I lost my plug about a week before I had DD and started having very irregular contraction the day before I went into labor. So not really a lot of signs. I was supposed to be induced the day I delivered DD and was only 1cm at the Dr. the day before so no signs there either.
I've had bloody show 1-3 days before two of my babies arrived. Sometimes I get really crampy and lots of pressure.....but I can also have this a couple weeks before baby gets here, too. Like this time, I've already started with the pressure and cramping for almost two weeks now and no baby yet.
But once I see bloody show, I know it's almost time.
I have period cramps on and off now for almost a week and just lately (the last 2-3 days) I've had soft poo....I'd like to think it's a sign that baby is coming soon!! I have an appt tomorrow and I'm hoping she checks me.
My water broke haha
My last one I could only concentrate on...is it time, will today be it?! I was beyond anxious to get him out. So EVERYTHING was a sign to me. It was awful. That day though, I was really "off" and just super tired and irritable. I just KNEW it when contractions started that morning, IDK how else to explain it.
Ethan Michael 6*13*2000, Toryn Elizabeth 6*18*04, Julian Alexander 2*8*08, Jaxson Lea 5*4*12