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Bradyboo Tue 23-Nov-10 08:52:25

I am very irritable, mucus discharge increased as have BHs so am thinking and hoping that labour is imminent. Did anyone else have signs that they were shortly going into labour?

manchestermummy Tue 23-Nov-10 12:12:28

My maternity jeans fell apart, and I emptied the laundry basket for the first time in three years. grin

Good luck!

debka Tue 23-Nov-10 12:50:18

They induced me at 42 weeks....

kreecherlivesupstairs Tue 23-Nov-10 12:54:26

The day that my obstetrician and I had decided on came and DH drove me to the hospital for my elective section grin

FrameyMcFrame Tue 23-Nov-10 12:55:55

I had a massive pooing session! blush

rpickett Tue 23-Nov-10 12:56:25

I had mild contractions for 48hrs and a bloody show, they still sent me home from hospital, got back there a few hours later with less then an hour to spare before delivery.

neolara Tue 23-Nov-10 13:00:58

The painter had finished painting the windows after 3 weeks of work and I turned to my husband and said "Well now the painter's gone, I guess the baby will arrive".

WowOoo Tue 23-Nov-10 13:03:50

A show, waters breaking. Baby no.2 was here a day later.

Congratulations, you'll soon meet a delicious new baby!

AbiAbi Tue 23-Nov-10 14:16:17

Increased BH, lots more back ache, horrendous mood swings...

MadamDeathstare Tue 23-Nov-10 14:18:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Sparklies Tue 23-Nov-10 15:09:05

My maternity leave started, 3 weeks before my due date sad - didn't even have one day off to myself!!

Also I had a nice nap thinking how maybe labour wouldn't be so bad after all so I finally felt a bit chilled about it all, and within an hour of waking up, my waters went and the rest was history..

Quenelle Tue 23-Nov-10 16:00:13

Woke up with squeezing pains. They got progressively more painful within an hour or so. I had had a sweep though which the doctor said had clearly been very successful so was expecting it.

Good luck Bradyboo.

Marjee Tue 23-Nov-10 16:44:58

I had no warning at all, just felt really tired that day and got annoyed with myself because I had loads of housework to do and couldn't motivate myself to do it! Went to bed that night and my waters suddenly popped and ds was born 4 hours later grin

theborrower Tue 23-Nov-10 19:12:08

Had period like cramps for several days beforehand. The day I went into labour I had really crampy pains for a while in the middle of the night, but then had the best night's sleep I'd had in a while, so...? Later that day my contractions started, although for a while I thought they were braxton hicks even though they felt a bit different (for me they were a cross between bh and period cramps) and were every 5 minutes, like clockwork!

eldritch Wed 24-Nov-10 11:03:50

When I found myself manically ironing table napkins (and haven't used them since!) grin

clarabellarocks Wed 24-Nov-10 13:57:32

I could barely walk!! My latent phase beforehand (when I first went into hospital) was nothing! I thought that was it, I was sent home with painkillers. I returned the following night and the midwife smiled as she saw me grimacing down the corridor and said..."Ah yes, now this looks like we're on!".

littleweed10 Wed 24-Nov-10 15:03:08

my nesting reached a peak - embroidering our initials on the duvet in case they got lost at the cleaners.
yes so bored, I had to have the baby then...!

ethelina Wed 24-Nov-10 15:30:03

Had a sweep at 8 days over and I was already 3cm dilated. No symptoms whatsoever. First contraction 10 hours later.

JenaiMarrHePlaysGuitar Wed 24-Nov-10 15:56:26

I was just crouching down to put a new toothbrush in my hospital bag (Mum having insisted that I wouldn't have time to grab mine from the bathroom), felt a distinctive little "pop" and left a pool of amniotic fluid on my bedroom floor...

Montifer Wed 24-Nov-10 21:32:25

With DS1 a stork (well actually it was a heron) flew over our house, waters broke early net morning grin

RhinestoneCowgirl Wed 24-Nov-10 21:36:00

Both times it was when I just couldn't sit still watching a film. First time - Philadelphia Story, second time - Dirty Dancing blush.

J33 Thu 25-Nov-10 14:52:10

had no idea as i had no pain - my waters broke but still no contractions until about half an hour before DC born!! iknow i was very lucky.....

TiredofTelford Thu 25-Nov-10 19:47:19

Waters went pop at one in the morning (four days early thanks to eating a pineapple after dinner!)

MumNWLondon Thu 25-Nov-10 20:42:48

No idea .... got to hospital 2 hours before apologising it was probably false alarm

greentig3r Thu 25-Nov-10 20:43:40

nesting like mad- i was going round touching up paintwork when my waters went. also got tearful a couple of hours before, for no real reason. Baby born 31hrs after waters broke.

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