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April 29th, 2011, 06:37 PM
Love_the_Shoes's Avatar Love my girls!!
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I'm 36 weeks today! You know, for some reason I thought that 36 was considered full-term. Why I thought this, who knows, b/c every pregnancy source I come across says it's 37 weeks...but still, it feels good to finally reach the 36 week mark.

I have a question for you girls.

Were you early, right on time or late giving birth? Mamas who have more than one, did it matter in regards to how early you went into labor with your 2nd, 3rd, etc?

Everyone is telling me that I may go early b/c this is my second pregnancy and I also may go early b/c I JUST had a baby a year ago and everything is loose (lol, lovely, right?)

Is this true?? I was almost 41 weeks late with the diva and she came w/o induction.

Does anyone know what these menstural cramp feelings are? My stomach doesn't get hard but it started at dinner tonight...I just had uncomfortable cramps and then it radiated in my back, but more localized in my hip area not the middle of my back.

I also did experience true contractions this week...of course they are false b/c they were random, but they were low and started in the back and were not BH...at least I don't think they were.

If you girls remember, I never had BH contrax's with the diva and even though this should be so familiar to me, it's not. I can't remember.

So anyways, let me know about the questions I asked...I feel like I may go at 38ish weeks...not sure why...I'm not rushing it though...my hosp. bag isn't even packed.

I'm a hot mess!!!....sigh...
~*~*~ Kristin--mama to two fabulous and fierce beauties--Aly and Natalie*~*~

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April 29th, 2011, 07:04 PM
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I'm so excited!!!

M was um, just a tad early You know, 14 1/2 weeks or so

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April 29th, 2011, 07:33 PM
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Both girls were exactly 8 days early. My labor with Kaija stopped and then was restarted with pitocin. Kolbie was all natural.

The cramping you're feeling is most likely contractions! It could be a while yet though. Still, probably you should pack your bags.
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April 29th, 2011, 10:23 PM
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I was 2 weeks early with Rachel (and everyone was telling me I would go late because she was my first)! My water broke when I was 38 weeks and they started me on pitocin at the hospital. I remember having weird period like cramps a few days before my water broke though...in fact I even have a text that I sent to DH the weekend before saying I felt weird and that I had a funny feeling baby was coming that week. I would def get your hospital bag pack chica!! I'm excited for you!

I'm also curious if most people who went early with their first were also early for their next kiddos. I'm assuming I'll be early again but who knows...this time I'd be okay with a late arrival! haha!
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April 30th, 2011, 07:18 AM
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Hospital bag is semi packed...packed it last night...thankfully I never unpacked my personal goodies from last time so I still have shampoo, conditioner, lotion etc. already packed. lol.

I won't feel ready until we come up with a name. We are back to NOTHING now. It's almost funny really. I seriously think they will discharge us from the hospital with her name being Baby Girl or Jane Doe. Isn't that what they use if parents can't come up with a name?
~*~*~ Kristin--mama to two fabulous and fierce beauties--Aly and Natalie*~*~

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April 30th, 2011, 11:06 AM
JaxonsMom2010's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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First baby - 37.5 weeks
Second baby 38 weeks
Third baby 37 weeks (labor stopped at 35 and 36 weeks)
Fourth baby 36 weeks

All of my babies are early...
Christy - Mom of 5

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April 30th, 2011, 09:44 PM
QueenCrafty's Avatar Courtney
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Both girls were early, but Lily was a week early and Abri just two days early. That crampy feeling is most likely contractions. You'll feel them earlier because it is your second baby but that doesn't mean she will come early.

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May 1st, 2011, 05:46 AM
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Wow! 36 weeks! I always thought that was considered full term too - maybe because that is when my doc told me she would not stop labor.

Jed was only 3 days early, so pretty much right on time. I am actually hoping this baby stays in until my due date because I am really short on sick time. But I know I won't feel that way closer to the due date!

I am guessing the cramps are contractions. Maybe your body is gearing up!

And as for names - hopefully you will see hun hun2 and just know the name. I always thought that they wouldn't let the baby leave without a name...but that could just be a myth.

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May 4th, 2011, 08:51 PM
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Wow girl, i can't believe you're almost 37 weeks!!!!

Camden came 8 days late. I'm hoping my next baby will come earlier than that

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May 5th, 2011, 05:45 PM
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Didi was 16 days early.

I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU'RE HAVING CONTRACTIONS!!! She'll be here before you know it!
Thank you Jaydinsmum for my amazing siggy!

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May 5th, 2011, 07:58 PM
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I have my 37 week appt tomorrow and I'm hoping he checks me--I know it means nothing...but I still want him too!
~*~*~ Kristin--mama to two fabulous and fierce beauties--Aly and Natalie*~*~

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May 6th, 2011, 07:48 AM
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You will have to let us know how your appointment goes - I just saw on facebook that you arent' feeling good - maybe this is the beginning of labor!

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May 6th, 2011, 01:00 PM
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With my first I went two weeks early. My second was one week early. With Alex he came 7 weeks early. The period like feeling is probably contractions. I know that is what it felt like when I had them.

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May 6th, 2011, 01:47 PM
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Lily was born at 39 weeks exactly and Vi was born at 38w,3d.

With Violet I had menstrual like cramps for about 2 weeks before she was born. Sometimes they'd last for a few hours and I would think labor might be starting.

36 weeks is usually the point when doctors will let you deliver without trying to stop labor. 37 weeks through 42 weeks is technically considered term, although many OBs will try to induce if you're past 40 weeks. If I remember correctly most first time babies are born past 40 weeks at around 40w,3d or something like that. Second babies are closer to 40 weeks average on even.

It is true that most second babies will be born earlier than the first, but not all.

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May 9th, 2011, 08:46 PM
krissy1989's Avatar is loving her two boys!
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I firmly believe that if my labor had progressed the way it should have (I mean, come on, my contractions were 3 minutes apart for like 3 hours on April 27th before slowly going to 6-7 minutes apart by the morning of April 28th), Caleb would have arrived right on his due date of April 28th. But since my labor stalled and had to be induced with pitocin to get my contractions back down to 2-3 minutes apart, he was born two days after his due date. I'm actually hoping this baby makes it to AT LEAST 40 weeks just because Caleb is such a handful and I don't think I can manage two any time soon!

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