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The very first sign your going into labour?

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fatbottomgirl Sat 16-Jul-11 14:18:25

Just trying to pass some time till DC4 arrive, wondering about everyone's experiences. I have very quick Labours, I thought the first sign I have got previously is a bloody show about 4 hours before any contractions.

But when sat thinking actually I normally get a burst of energy the day before followed or combined with a terrible temper blush.

Anyone else?

TrinaLuciusMalfoy Sat 16-Jul-11 15:01:26

Last time, DD went REALLY quiet and I spent the day before I went into labour in hospital hooked up to the CTG as she wasn't moving (until I got to hospital of course, how do the little sods know?!). The day before that I'd had the urge to crochet - went to Hobbycraft, bought the wool and a pattern and finished the blanket in 24 hours!

After your post... Am 38+6 and oh crap, had massive burst of cleaning on Wednesday (on hands and knees, scrubbing the kitchen floor, that level of mania), foul mood on Thursday, baby was really quiet yesterday and today.... Perhaps I should be expecting to wake at 6am tomorrow with my first contraction?! grin

RickGhastley Sat 16-Jul-11 15:08:31

First sign was my waters breaking when I got up at 1am to go to the loo!

CornishKK Sat 16-Jul-11 15:09:35

Waking up at 530 with an intense urge to iron baby vests, waters went whilst ironing!

harrygracejessica Sat 16-Jul-11 20:52:06

felt really emotional for no reason.

thursday Sat 16-Jul-11 22:16:25

first time, almighty flip from baby (had been breech, and then wasnt!) followed by no movement from baby for a few hours and went to mw to be monitored, monitor picked up movement and contractions, neither of which i could feel, contractions made themselves known shortly after.

second time, bloody show about 4 am, woke up with contractions at 9am. i had been in the FOULEST mood from beyond hell the day before, total despair that i was never going to go into labour etc etc

fatbottomgirl Mon 18-Jul-11 16:19:03

Thanks ladies grin. No sign of anything here just wanting to sleep all the time wink. Well I should make the most of it. Any news with any one else?

nicolamumof3 Tue 19-Jul-11 05:52:25

am 40+3 also with dc4

yesterday got loads done, all the little bits and pieces and i wanted finished. The baby's pram carrycot finally arrived so got that set up. Generally felt good really positive.

Had a lovely meal out last night for our wedding anniversary, went to bed feeling really full and uncomfortable.

Woke an hour and half ago feeling a bit damp, think waters are going slowly, couldn't get back to sleep. So ive had a cuppa, and may do a bit of ironing myself and see how it goes!

fatbottomgirl Tue 19-Jul-11 07:20:38

Good luck Nicola grin all sounds very hopeful. Let's us know what happens when you get a chance. winkenvy

LeoTheLateBloomer Tue 19-Jul-11 07:24:04

I thought my first sign had been period pain feelings 10 minutes apart. Looking back it had actually been the back pain I'd experienced earlier in the day. I was on my feet a lot and had put it down to that but I think it was signs of early labour.

Good luck everyone smile

nicolamumof3 Tue 19-Jul-11 07:28:52

definitely on the go here, feel lots of 'pressure' and waters still leaking, bit of blood (sorry tmi!) DH now very excited. I just like to get on and potter like a normal day without too much fuss but he was asking whether to go into work, call my mum blah blah!!

nunnie Tue 19-Jul-11 09:30:56

I have quick labours and my first sign is usually the trots.

fatbottomgirl Tue 19-Jul-11 12:01:06

Oh Nicola that's so exciting you have made my daygringringringrin. I can stop obsessing about myself and wait and see what happens with you. Keep us posted if you can.
I'm going to scrub my floors, and have sex again tonight as the midwife won't do a sweep till my due date angry. wink

nunnie Tue 19-Jul-11 12:03:42

Oh Nicola I missed your post hope you're ok and all is going if not gone well and you have your little princess in your arms now or very soon smile smile

nicolamumof3 Tue 19-Jul-11 12:52:38

Just arrived at day assesment so see what happens next? Nit contracting but as waters gone and decreased movement wanted to check me out!

fatbottomgirl Tue 19-Jul-11 13:30:32

Wonder if they send you home. Won't be long now wink

BeeBopBunny Tue 19-Jul-11 13:54:26

The first sign was a pop and a whoosh and a wet mattress at 1am!

WinterLover Tue 19-Jul-11 19:07:43

Argh you've all scared me now!! Im 35+4 and lost my plug today, all I did yesterday was wash clothes, getting all babys bits cleaned.... today I ironed everything and now getting twinges.

Maybe this is it smile

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