25 Signs That You Are About To Go Into Labor

There are many strange and surprising elements of pregnancy. But when you get to the last two weeks, there are a few tip offs that help you realize this baby is coming out of you really soon.

25. You’ve become the most popular person in the elevator.
woman opening elevator
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24. Seriously, everyone wants to talk about your baby. Or touch your belly.
woman touching pregnant belly
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23. Women have started telling you all of their horrible labor stories. In terrifying detail.
cartoon of pregnant woman with quadruplets
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22. Toddlers walk faster than you.
slow sign
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21. Going outside makes you out of breath.
wide load sign uphill

20. You’ve stopped drinking anything but water. Because it’s not worth the acid reflux.
pregnant women should not drink alcohol sign

19. On the subway, people excitedly offer you seats. Where were they three months ago?
nice woman on the subway
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18. You can’t stop thinking about all the awkward places your water could break.
water splash
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17. That is, when you’re not actually on your way to the bathroom.
pregnant bathroom sign
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16. Construction workers love you. (PS: Probably because your boobs are HUGE)
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  • http://www.xojane.com/author/eve Eve Vawter

    what our readers probably don’t realize is that your due date is RIGHT now and I am stalking you constantly asking if it is time yet! I love this list! #Mommyishbabywatch

    • http://twitter.com/keanesian Meghan Keane

      Haha. Thanks Eve!

  • http://profiles.google.com/tangerinemonday Stacey B

    People keep checking in on you “No baby yet?” because obviously you’ve already had the kid and just forgot to tell everyone. There’s no way you could STILL be pregnant.

    • http://www.xojane.com/author/eve Eve Vawter

      I am so THAT person

    • http://twitter.com/keanesian Meghan Keane

      HA. Yeah, I also forgot to mention this one I’ve been getting a lot recently: “MAN. You’ve been pregnant FOREVER!”

    • http://profiles.google.com/tangerinemonday Stacey B

      I started getting that months ago. In their defense, I was pregnant and miscarried shortly before this pregnancy. So except for a couple months last summer, I’ve been pregnant since March 2012.

  • Carmen

    Yes – especially to #1! While I was in labor, I said to myself more than once, “It’s this or be pregnant forever.” Hang in there!

  • http://twitter.com/mariaguido Guerrilla Mom

    I used my belly as a plate for the first time yesterday. I was eating Pringles. It wasn’t a proud moment.

    • http://www.facebook.com/valerisexton.jones Valeri Jones

      Have you not had your baby yet either?!?!?!

  • Edify

    I wanted to buy furniture yesterday (nesting) but couldn’t because the 2 sales ladies didn’t want to talk about anything but my huge tummy (that I struggled to get through the showroom without knocking a few things over) and about every other woman they know that has had a baby in the last 2 years and what they named it.

    I also spent 30 minutes last week in the cleaning section of a department store looking for inspiration on what I should clean next.

    It’s time!

  • Mel

    Oh #11… God love you. :)

  • SusannahJoy

    I kinda miss the belly table… Although I disagree with the water one! Water gave me the WORST heartburn! I still drank a ton every day, cuz I’ve always drank a ton of water, but it was awful!

  • Andrew Banks

    #1 A kid pops out

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