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January 2013 Part 7: Eviction Time!

(142 Posts)
Tugstonia Wed 23-Jan-13 07:54:34

New thread for us stragglers...

Link to last thread

Link to postnatal thread

Tugs I had been looking to see your birth announcement. You are so nearly there. It won't be much longer now. I hope that things get going for you soon x

Baby Amber Rebecca was delivered by emergency c section yesterday at 5:01pm weighing 9lb1.
It was all very traumatic and scary! She is doing fine I'm not so fine though after losing too much blood. I will post my birth story when I can get to the laptop.

Good luck to everyone still waiting. The end is in sight (even though it may not feel like it).

glorious Mon 28-Jan-13 15:58:04

I'm sorry tugs. It really can't be much longer now and your lovely baby will be here.

Sorry to hear about your traumatic time milkand2sugars. I'm glad that Amber is doing ok and I hope that you get better really quickly.

I've just been for a long walk and some chocolate fudge cake (sure that's as effective as curry/pineapple/raspberry leaf tea!).

brew for katolla and others still waiting and hoping.

gemdrop84 Mon 28-Jan-13 17:20:37

Hi ladies, it's a bit of a last minute thing but can I join you for some moral support?this is my second dc, expecting a ds who will be called Seth James. Was due on 17th but nothing so far apart from bh stopping and starting in the last 2 weeks. Feeling very frustrated as dd was born at 38+6! Im due to be induced on wed and dreading it. Feel so sad about it. Was bouncing on my ball last night, had a bloody show this morning and some almighty pains but it's stopped again. Torn between trying to keep as active as possible and just resting/slobbing about and stuffing my face! Feeling so sorry for myself!

gemdrop84 Mon 28-Jan-13 17:21:29

Congratulations to all those ladies who've had their babies btw

woody2313 Mon 28-Jan-13 18:43:59

Welcome Gem and congratulations Milk - hope you are ok x
New Arrivals
Pmgkt (33) EDD 28/12/12 DC2 Edward born 20/12/12
PricklyPickle (31) EDD 31/12/12 DC1 Amy born 22/12/12
Bohoec (?) EDD 07/01/13 DC1 daughter born on 22/12/12
Mrsbugsywugsy (34) EDD 25/01/13 DC1 daughter born 23/12/12
Tinyeyes123 (30) EDD 13/01/13 DC1 Megan born 27/11/12
Birdies (33) DC2 EDD 30/12/12 Xanthe born 27/12/12
AriNi31 (?) EDD 06/01/13 DC2 Lucy born 28/12/12
BuntyCollocks (29) EDD 28/12/12 DC2 Cameron born 29/12/12
Sanam2012 (?) EDD 01/01/13 DC2 Elly born 29/12/12
MarasmeAbsolu (31) EDD 03/01/13 DC2 Marlene born 31/12/12
AppleCrumples (32) EDD 22/01/13 DC4 Ivy born 1/1/13
Complicated24 (44) EDD 31/12/12 DC1 Henry John born 1/1/13
MamaMary (31) EDD 28/01/13 DC2 Leah born 4/1/13
PreggoFabulous (30) EDD 22/01/2012 DC1 Aiden born 4/1/13
Pascha (35) EDD 30/12/12 (Kent) DC2 Daniel Fergus born 5/1/13
Kim222 (30) EDD 11/01/13 DC1 Penny born 5/1/13
Theboutiquemummy (35) EDD 17/01/13 DC1 Gabriel born 6/1/13
Lora1982 (30) EDD 04/01/13 DC1 Dexter born 7/1/13
Deiciocho (32) EDD 31/01/13 DC1 Violet born 7/1/13
BernieBennett (28) EDD 10/01/13 son born 8/1/13
DoIgetastickerforthat (?) EDD 11/01/13 DC4 Safiya born 9/1/13
Meringue33 (?) EDD 26/01/13 DC1 son born 9/1/13
Allchik (30) EDD 06/01/13 DC1 Eleni Rose born 10/1/13
Happyhow (27) EDD 07/01/13 DC1 Bailey Alan born 11/1/13
LostBobbles (33) DC2 EDD 15/01/13 DC2 Lois born 11/1/13
Newbie6 (36) EDD 08/01/13 DC1 Zachary James born 11/1/13
PipIsOutNow (?) EDD 31/01/13 DC2 Jacob born 11/1/13
DiscoDomina (31) EDD 30/1/13 DC1 Alexander Samuel born 11/1/13
Hormonalhell (40) EDD 15/01/13 DC2 Charlie James born 12/1/13
ChutesTooNarrow (33) EDD 18/01/13 DC2 Aurora born 16/1/13
SpringFlowers (39) EDD 18/01/13 DC4 son born 16/1/13
mulan07 (27) EDD 20/01/13 DC1 Liam born 17/1/13
CreepyCrawly (21) EDD 13/01/13 DC1 Nancy born 18/1/13
Octanegirl (34) EDD 09/01/13 DC1 Felix born 19/1/13
Bealos (35) EDD 22/01/13 DC2 Ada Ngaio born 20/1/13
LetThereBeCupcakes (30) EDD 20/01/13 DC1 Callum born 22/1/13
Lollipopi (?) EDD 20/01/13 DC2 Darcie Rose born 23/1/13
Silversixpence (29) EDD 20/01/13 DC2 daughter born 23/1/13
Cejay8 (32) EDD 12/01/13 DC2 Sophie Juliette born 24/1/13
Godzookey (35) EDD 14/01/13 DC1 Ethan James Philemon born 24/1/13
Milkand2sugars (31) EDD 17/01/13 DC4 Amber Rebecca born 27/1/13

Still holding tight
LowLu (31) DC2 EDD 02/1/2013
Orangeshortbread EDD 02/1/2013 It's a girl
TootieMaroo (32) DC2 EDD 03/1/2013
Jbtulip (?) DC? EDD 03/01/13 It's a surprise
IsSpringSprangedYet (?) DC4 EDD 5/01/2013
Pockemuchka DC3 EDD 06/01/13 It’s a surprise
EmilieFloge (38) DC? EDD 07/01/13
Norfolkinway (25) DC1 EDD 09/01/13
BumgrapesofWrath (30) DC2 EDD 10/01/13
Lulabel27 (29) DC2&3 (twins) EDD 11/01/13
CraftyGirly (26) DC1 EDD 11/01/13 She’s a girl
PixelCarrier (?) DC? EDD 13/01/2013 It’s a surprise
Shakemyhead (37) DC1 EDD 14/1/13 (West Yorkshire - Wakefield) She’s a girl
PeshwariNaan (33) DC1 EDD 14/01/13
Gemdrop84 DC2 EDD 17/01/13 He's a boy
Glorious (28) DC1 EDD 18/01/13 (SE London - Hither Green)
Tugstonia (33) DC1 EDD 18/01/13 (SE London - Crystal Palace) It’s a surprise
Eagleray (40) DC1 EDD 18/01/13
13mma (29) DC1 18/01/13
djvesi (37) DC2 EDD 18/01/13 (Aussie in Helsinki) She’s a girl
Willothewhip (?) DC1 EDD 20/01/13 She's a girl
BadgerFace (34) DC1 EDD 21/01/13 She’s a girl
Bunny222 (31) DC1 EDD 22/01/13 It’s a surprise
Woody2313 (33) DC1 EDD 23/01/2013 (Shropshire) It's a surprise
SigningGirl (age) DC1 EDD 24/01/13
SquealyB (29) DC1 EDD 26/01/13 (SW London - Richmond) It’s a surprise
knuckingfackered (39) DC2 26/1/13
Thinkingpositivethoughts (28) DC1 EDD 26/01/13
MrsMallard (35) DC1 EDD 26/01/13 (Hertfordshire) She’s a girl
Salt1 (38) DC1 EDD 27/01/13 She’s a girl
Lilblondepessimist (33) DC4 EDD 28/01/13
Katolla (34) DC1 EDD 28/1/13 (Islington) She’s a girl
Sebsmama (32) DC2 EDD 29/01/13
BionicEmu (26) DC2 EDD 29/01/13
Missymoo (32) DC2 EDD 30/01/13
Brugmansia (35) DC1 EDD 31/01/13 (SE London - Kennington/Elephant and Castle)
Mummypud (32) DC3 EDD 31/01/13

Tugstonia Mon 28-Jan-13 19:39:49

Belated congrats godz and congrats too to milk, hope you recover ok.
Welcome gem.

Second pessary seems to have done jack shit. Massive lower back ache again but no contractions. Just had a despairing moment and am eating a kitkat or 10 to cheer myself up. If nothing happens by tomorrow I'm refusing a third pessary and will ask for a c section. Is it true that by law you now should be able to get one if you ask? I read that on another thread.

Willothewhip Mon 28-Jan-13 21:37:17

I'm delighted to announce the arrival of Thea Alexandra on 27th Jan at 5.52am, weighing 8lb 12oz. She arrived after nearly two weeks of stop-start contractions (take heart, gem) but when she finally made her decision she was with us in less than three hours. Phew. I am still trying to get my head around the speed of it, but labour was a lot less of an ordeal than I had been fearing. Best of luck to all those who are waiting.

Lora1982 Tue 29-Jan-13 00:01:58

I was wondering why noone had posted on the old thread! I assumed you were all off being in labour!! Good luck tugs i dont know about the rules about c sections so im no help.

djvesi Tue 29-Jan-13 05:21:19

Hey gem and tugs, I'm with u in spirit girls. 41+4 today, due to have balloon catheter induction on Thursday. Also wondering if my body will play ball and do what it's supposed to. Waiting is the worst, am also fluctuating between long walks and slobbing with chocky. Sending good vibes that things happen soon!

PixelCarrier Tue 29-Jan-13 12:44:49

Hello again all,
Nice to catch up after being off the radar for a few days.
Samuel arrived weighing 3.87 kg on the 26th at 4pm, after an induction on Friday lunchtime. I needed the propess then an oxytocin drip (with epidural!!) then a forceps delivery as his head was not coming down right. We'd already decided to go to theatre for a trial of forceps and were just getting set up when he got very distressed, so they were able to get him out in super quick time as everything was to hand. I was really impressed with the care I received. He was better really quickly, and we're now home, and i'm getting used to his desire to feed non stop! He's utterly gorgeous!

Thanks Woody for all the work on updating the list.

Thinking of the rest of you who are still to go...

Congratulations Pixel! My baby fed non stop at the start too, it helped my milk come in quickly and get my supply going. Exhausting at the time but it served a purpose. Things have settled down a bit now thankfully.

I'm thinking of Tugs - I'm hoping that she is snuggling her baby now. Good luck to those mums left to have their babies. It's hard having an edd at the end of the month on mn I think.

glorious Tue 29-Jan-13 14:08:39

congrats for all the new babies and welcome gem

tugs I hope this is no longer relevant but it's the NICE c section guidelines that say you should be able to choose one in the first place if that's what you want. There's also a specific reference to it in their induction guidelines where induction isn't working (section 8.2 of the full version, p77). Basically it says you can have another go at induction if clinically appropriate or opt for a section.

Finally managed a sweep this morning, off for a walk now. Fingers crossed.

salt1 Tue 29-Jan-13 14:11:42

just back from consultant appointment and being induced tomorrow at 9am. i really did not want labour to start this way and am struggling to be positive. had sweep that was painful also.

Cejay8 Tue 29-Jan-13 18:58:32

For those that might be facing induction over the next few days I just wanted to quickly let you know I was planning a water birth at home so was gutted when 40+12 came around after 2 sweeps, reflexology etc. However the MLU were able to break my waters and Sophie was born 4 hours later; I don't feel at all disappointed now, the experience was really positive. I had built the whole induction thing up in my mind but this experience was way better than the spontaneous labour with DS1. Luckily I didn't need any other intervention, just a little kick start and active labour was only 1hr 13 so no time for the pool again, but never mind. Good luck to all those playing the waiting game, you'll have your babies very soon grin

djvesi Tue 29-Jan-13 19:36:24

That's really reassuring cejay, it is really getting to that stage for me. I hope to report such a positive experience back here in a couple of days. Trying to stay relaxed but active, quite the challenge.

glorious Tue 29-Jan-13 21:11:43

Thanks cejay that's really encouraging. I guess the only thing I can predict about labour is that it's unpredictable!

thinking of all my EDD buddies, and others overdue

glorious Wed 30-Jan-13 06:55:09

so 12 hours of contractions got more frequent (3 to 4 mins apart for hours) and painful enough to make me sick and now they've all but stopped. Feeling very sorry for myself.

tugs I hope you've done better than me overnight smile

djvesi Wed 30-Jan-13 07:22:41

its at least something glorious. Do you have an endpoint/hospital intervention date set up? Apologies if you posted before, have only checked back this page. Didn't realize you were due on 18th too! Hope you're feeling OK despite all this waiting.

Have been up each hour all night with DS (2.5yrs) who has terrible cough and wheezing. Thank goodness for ibuprofen and paracetamol alternative dosing, at least he gets a little sleep.

glorious Wed 30-Jan-13 07:36:47

Thursday night, so a fair way off yet. If they'd stop properly I'd feel better as I could get some sleep...

Sorry you haven't had a good night either djvesi

djvesi Wed 30-Jan-13 08:24:10

meh, we'd best get used to it, the disrupted nights, eh? smile
Yep, I'm set up for Thursday too. Hoping it carries through to a Friday arrival. I'll never hear the end of it if she is born on my dad's birthday (31st).

salt1 Wed 30-Jan-13 08:25:37

glad it was a positive experience for you cejay, but it is the first bit getting to 2 xm that i am dreading...

Tugstonia Wed 30-Jan-13 13:26:27

Hi ladies hope you're all hanging in there.

Delighted to say that our baby girl Ottilie arrived this morning by c section weighing 8lb 3 and is so worth the wait! Will post more later but wanted to check in and also say thanks for your good wishes. Best of luck to those being induced xx

Congratulations Tugs! Ottilie was our girls name!

djvesi Wed 30-Jan-13 13:42:51

CONGRATS Tugs!
So good to hear!

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