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Waiting on my daughter...impatiently

I only have 5 days till my due date....and I am SO ready for her to come. The doctor says I'm still only at 1cm and 75%effaced....I might just have to light a fire and smoke her out haha. I'm just so uncomfortable and feel like my body has shifted so much the past 2 weeks with her dropping that I just want things to start happening! What were some things that helped you be more comfortable during these last days?

Re: Waiting on my daughter...impatiently

  • Good luck! I wish I could offer helpful advice, but this is my first baby, too!

    You should probably feel free to walk a lot. I think I'd research some of those old wive's tale remedies to bring on labor--sometimes they actually work!

    Maybe you'll have the first baby of the New Year and get a load of gifts from the hospital!!! In any event, I will keep my fingers crossed for you.

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  • FWIW I was 0cm dialated the day I went into labor and had the baby the very next day. There is hope haha.

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  • Walking will probably help. I was on bedrest so I couldn't but I passed my time with netflix movies. Good luck! She will be here before you know it.
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  • I know this is NOT what you want to hear (and trust me, I wanted to throat punch everyone who told this tome at the end Wink) but try to enjoy these last few days. Your life is going to be turned totally upside down when baby comes!! Do as much stuff for you as you can. Eat good food, take plenty of naps and enjoy every kick, as uncomfortable as they are!!
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  • If it's any consolation, I was only a fingertip dilated for the 2nd week in a row when my water broke right there in the doctor's office after my 39w appointment! Brody arrived a short 8 hours later.

    I agree with pp. Relax and do things for yourself.

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  • The last few days are hard!  Hang in there!  Try to pamper yourself, maybe get a pedi?  Nothing like a good foot rub on swollen feet!
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  • good luck!  just hang in there
  • I second the pedi. I had one once a week starting at 37 weeks. And get lots of sleep. Good Luck!
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    I know this is NOT what you want to hear (and trust me, I wanted to throat punch everyone who told this tome at the end Wink) but try to enjoy these last few days. Your life is going to be turned totally upside down when baby comes!! Do as much stuff for you as you can. Eat good food, take plenty of naps and enjoy every kick, as uncomfortable as they are!!

    Exactly this.

    fwiw, I was 3cm and 50% effaced for 3w.....

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