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Another false alarm??

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DoubleCarrick Thu 05-Jan-17 10:19:27

Woken up this morning, about 6am with awful period pains. They were coming and going until about 8am when I decided to have a bath. Then the tightenings started.

Just had some mucus tinged with pink but contractions are vaguely easing now.

It's really painful to lie down but I'm perfectly comfortable lolling over my beanbag footstool on all fours.

Trying to stay chilled but feeling a little alone. I've sent dh to work until I know whether this is the real thing. He's only working on the next road over today which is handy.

DoubleCarrick Thu 05-Jan-17 10:22:34

I'm.due Monday by the way

moobeana Thu 05-Jan-17 10:23:19

Well if it's not the real thing it is a warm up!

I suggest plan for both - mentally tell yourself it's nothing, but get yourself fed and rested in case it is!

I hope it is, I love a live labour thread!

Nikki2ol6 Thu 05-Jan-17 10:27:58

It sounds promising with the pink discharge!!! And yes all 4s is a very comfortable position during labor as it takes the pressure off, people go into the position to give birth and it helps the pain so I'd imagine in the early stages it would really ease the pains

DoubleCarrick Thu 05-Jan-17 12:07:01

Just had a sleep, slightly disturbed my intermittent pains. Shall see what happens now I'm more awake!

DoubleCarrick Thu 05-Jan-17 12:07:43

Are you still waiting Nikki?

moobeana Thu 05-Jan-17 12:47:17

Oh it does sound good. I would say you will be in labour by the end of he weekend if not before.

That is being conservative! I had these twinges and periods of rhythmic pains for 2 nights before I went into labour (very speedy labour!)

Have you eaten?

DoubleCarrick Thu 05-Jan-17 13:29:46

I've been trying to keep the food and fluids going in as I still feel pretty normal apart from intense pressure and then having to stop for contractions every five minutes.

I've just pulled up a contraction timer on my phone so I can see if there's some sort of pattern (I think there is). I'm planning a home birth so the midwife said I need to let them know sooner rather than later when I go into labour so they can organise someone to come out to me.

Nikki2ol6 Thu 05-Jan-17 13:59:30

Are they hurting?

Macauley Thu 05-Jan-17 15:33:11

Ooh good luck double smile

DoubleCarrick Thu 05-Jan-17 15:37:49

I guess they are hurting but it feels ok.

Just had another bloody show and still having contractions 5-10 mins apart. They are starting to get more painful.

I actually think this might not be a false alarm!!

moobeana Thu 05-Jan-17 15:55:39

Oh exciting, you sound like you are in a good mental place and have a solid plan! Just keep moving and I hunk you'd best call some people!

DoubleCarrick Thu 05-Jan-17 16:04:33

Dh came home at about three and I said to him after my bath we'd go out and walk the dog.

I've ditched the contraction timer as it was starting to stress me out.

Think I'll call the labour line after my walk grin

You're.right, I'm feeling in a good place mentally and really focusing on relaxing when it gets more painful

moobeana Thu 05-Jan-17 18:02:10

I'm hoping the Walk has made the pattern a bit more steady and things are progressing for you.

Do you know what you are having?

Whatsername17 Thu 05-Jan-17 18:21:14

Good luck Carrick! Sounds like this is it! Woo hoo!

Jodie1982 Thu 05-Jan-17 18:35:39

Oooo good luck!!

LuckyinOctober Thu 05-Jan-17 18:39:07

Sounds good to me, good luck and keep us posted, I recognise you from the pregnancy after miscarriage thread I think? You sound in a really positive and centred headspace which has to help!

DoubleCarrick Thu 05-Jan-17 22:01:01

You're right lucky, hi smile

Contractions are between 2 and 4 mins apart so dh has put the pool up. I'm in bed now and am going to try to get some rest.

Still not convinced that this is it - I feel like a fraud! Midwife said they won't come out because I seem so calm, etc even though my contractions are so regular. Happy enough on our own for now though so we shall see how it goes

stripeyreds0cks Thu 05-Jan-17 22:08:59

Oh, exciting. Good luck

VerityChristmas Thu 05-Jan-17 22:10:33

Good luck.

Bigbongos123 Thu 05-Jan-17 22:12:57

<shameless placemark> can't wait to hear! Good luck x

DoubleCarrick Fri 06-Jan-17 05:48:49

Midwife left at 1am and I've managed to get a small amount of sleep. She said I'm in early stages but baby will be born today.

I'm so tired already as I've been going since 6am yesterday. Currently snuggled on the sofa with a dog curled into the crook of my legs

Whatsername17 Fri 06-Jan-17 06:30:19

Very exciting! Wishing you lots of luck for the next couple of hours!

Naschkatze Fri 06-Jan-17 06:36:18

Carrick this is so exciting! Sending you lots of luck and relaxing thoughts so you can get your planned homebirth today!

SerialReJoiner Fri 06-Jan-17 06:43:26

Best of luck today. smile Hope you can get some rest before it kicks off!

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