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November 2012 - please form an orderly queue

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StuntNun Fri 09-Nov-12 19:54:04
MissMummy1 Fri 09-Nov-12 19:57:28

Marks place. Am I the first?!

Marking my spot too

Chunkychicken Fri 09-Nov-12 20:16:37

Me too!!

Awwwwww a flurry of babies!!! Congrats xx

I've got to wait til tomorrow morning before they will give me a sweep - everyone at work knows my due date is tomorrow so those on nights tonight are texting me lol wish this little one would realise how anticipated she is!!!

Good luck to those who are on the road to meeting their babies xxx

kirrinIsland Fri 09-Nov-12 20:38:06

Marking place

TheDetective Fri 09-Nov-12 22:51:58

I wanted my baby on the last thread sad <Sulks>


Marks place......maybe this one detective??

TheDetective Fri 09-Nov-12 23:14:12

Hoping I can do it in the next 36 posts on the old thread grin

I like a challenge!!

kissyfur Fri 09-Nov-12 23:27:58

Marking my place, surely this one will last til I have my baby! smile

Dixiebell Sat 10-Nov-12 07:14:40

I'm starting to get worried about all these quick births - it'll take DH a couple of hours to get home from work if it happens during weekday. I don't want it to be too quick! Was induced last time so never had the build up at home.

Anyway, congrats to all new mummies!!

Brockle Sat 10-Nov-12 07:39:57

I am sure this stupid phone will post twice but morning! The PGP that has kept me off work for last eight weeks has eased massively this week yet baby is lower and big apparently. I cannot work it out. How long do I have to stay in bed before I get breakfast in bed do you think?

Brockle Sat 10-Nov-12 07:39:58

I am sure this stupid phone will post twice but morning! The PGP that has kept me off work for last eight weeks has eased massively this week yet baby is lower and big apparently. I cannot work it out. How long do I have to stay in bed before I get breakfast in bed do you think?

GTbaby Sat 10-Nov-12 07:42:48


However will never end up readinghmm

Exhausted. Need sleep lol

Iheartpasties Sat 10-Nov-12 08:50:12

barmee down the toilet! shock

carcacaz you got the last post! well done smile

Chunkychicken Sat 10-Nov-12 08:53:51

Was posting on the last thread but missed it... smile

Congratulations Barmee but wow, what a shock. Hope both of you get home soon.

Brockle I'm due around the same time as you too. I was kind of hoping I wouldn't be going to my MW appt on Monday as she had to double-book me, as my usual MW is on hols. Plus, I need to have a blood test to check my platelets at 39wks, and reel that I might have to fight fr my HB as a result - I was half-assuming it wouldn't be an issue iyswim.

Cacacaz Sat 10-Nov-12 08:57:10

Thanks iheart

I'm feeling rather lousy today been awake since 3.45am have a pounding headache and feeling nauseous, probably due to the lack of sleep, only managed about 7 hours sleep on the last 48 hours sad

These babies seem to be coming thick an fast now grin I wonder how many more arrivals we will have over the weekend! Keeping my fingers crossed that my baby will arrive on this thread, induction booked for Wednesday, so it's all dependant on how chatty we all are wink

shanelle5 Sat 10-Nov-12 09:03:15

Oh wow what lovely news to wake up to! huge congrats to dh (love the name),barmey and I think was it eliza?
Am more than a little bit envy being 10 bloody days overdue and with 2 sweeps done. Sweet FA happening here now, just induction looming for Wednesday which I do not want sad I cant believe im so over, and after all the comments I go early on saying "oh number 5??? that baby will just FALLout!" Seems all the falling out babies have arrived! Feeling right pissed off with myself

Iheartpasties Sat 10-Nov-12 09:05:52

A couple of inductions booked for weds then.

shanelle have all of your others been on time?

shanelle5 Sat 10-Nov-12 09:19:41

No Im always late, hence the fact I know its just what my body does and am planning to turn down Wednesday and ask to be monitored daily for the rest of the week instead. As long as baby has enough fluid and blood passing through,movements and heartbeat are ok I will be "happy" to wait another day or 2 just in the hope it starts naturally. My DD's were 3 dys, 8 days and 15 days overdue so I have a good bad track record!

blonderthanred Sat 10-Nov-12 09:20:45

Looking forward to lots more announcements on this thread!

kissyfur Sat 10-Nov-12 09:23:04

Congrats DH21 and barmee! thanks

Wow, I have a day away from MN and a million babies arrive! Congratulations DH and Barmee (and everyone else that I've missed, too many to catch up on!) and hope today is your day Peaky!

38+5 here and no signs of anything happening, think I'll be in for the long haul. Just looking forward to the first night of sleeping without a bump. Plus I'm just coming to the end of a cold, and today woke up with another sore throat, is it possible to have 2 colds at once?!?!

Passmethecrisps Sat 10-Nov-12 09:39:45

barmee's baby fell down the toilet??!! Incredible!

Congrats to barmee! What an amazon story

Thank you for congrats on becoming aunty passme. Strange thought - aunty and mummy in the space of a day or two.

What will today bring I wonder?

BarmeeMarmee Sat 10-Nov-12 09:44:31

Thanks everyone-still a bit shocked I think!

Iheartpasties Sat 10-Nov-12 09:45:04

shannelle 15 days overdue. oh wow. fingers crossed for you.

kirrinIsland Sat 10-Nov-12 09:46:27

Congratulations barmee she'll love that story when she's older! thanks

Congrats to everyone thats had their babies!!! They are all coming sooo quick!

Amazing! So todays the day of 10.11.12....who's coming on such a special date??

Was having lots of tightenings with pain last night, but managed to get to sleep and they have somewhat vanished. hmm

Baby is yet to move this morning (have only been up an hour though so will give her another hour) if no movements im going into hospital and asking to be induced as with previous stillborn im starting to really worry sad

MissMummy1 Sat 10-Nov-12 10:02:58

Congrats to all the newbies!! Some incredible stories there, I'm voting for a speedy labour!

Had a shitty night sleep. Most of it spent in the bathroom throwing up. I now have a sick bucket in my bedroom just in case, how classy! Also worked out last night hmrc have pissed about with dates and stuff so I now have another week of work keeping my legs crossed and ebaying from my home office. Ffs, I was all set for operation get baby out starting this monday! sad

Chunkychicken Sat 10-Nov-12 10:04:52

That must be so hard Charlee. I'm constantly worried about movements at this late stage, & I've not got any personal experience as it were. I've also gt a sleepy baby this morning, but as I have felt some movements, I'm not panicking yet and assume its just positionng...

Chunky I was worried when i first found out i was pregnant and wondered how I would get through the milestones of her due date, actual birthdate and specific dates when I found certain things out, but it hasnt been so hard and DP has been amazingly strong through these.

But now its closer to the end (my previous stillborn was at 33+5 and delivered her 34) im really battering myself about how I didnt get a baby at the end of my last pregnancy and worrying the same will happen. Although its not highly likely, just still possible.

My SPD which I had from 19 weeks and was put on crutches seems to have disappeared too. Not in any pain - only when I heave myself onto my other side in bed. Find this very strange!

StuntNun Sat 10-Nov-12 10:14:01

I'm finding it much harder to feel movements now as well. I suspect that baby has got into a longer pattern of awake and asleep cycles, perhaps more like a newborn now that I'm 40+2 so I'm getting long periods of no activity followed by some frantic jiggling about, position changing and pushing out his bum.

Iheartpasties Sat 10-Nov-12 10:18:15

Charlee (((hugs))). Fingers crossed for you.

Peaky1 Sat 10-Nov-12 10:22:19

This better bloody well be my thread for birthing because I'm still bouncing on a gym ball next to the hospital bed and wearing down a trench with my pacing of the ward corridor!

Not been seen yet today. Couple of Cx but nothing to shout about really. Thought my waters were trickling this morning but I think it was tail end of plug. Quite watery but had nothing since. More loose bowels this morning too (dontcha just love my updates grin ). Otherwise, nada. C'maaaan!

kissyfur Sat 10-Nov-12 10:28:46

Hugs to you charlee

And congrats on becoming an auntie pass!

Lane81 Sat 10-Nov-12 10:45:35

Congratulations barmee amazing story!!

Me too detective it HAS to be this thread!

Passmethecrisps Sat 10-Nov-12 10:50:19

I can't imagine that at all charlee. I am glad you feel it hasn't been as difficult as expected. I bought a massive amount of chocolate the other day as I was concerned by the long periods of inactivity. Baby loves chocolate! I know that sounds flippant and I suppose it is but even without any history of previous pregnancy at all I can't stop myself from worrying.
Fingers crossed you get plenty of wiggles today.

peaky how long have you been at it now? It sounds pretty tiresome to me! I am soooo hoping that when I get in tomorrow it all goes quickly!

Wow! Congratulations Jims, Eliza, DH and Barmee!! <adds to spreadsheet>

I pop out for the evening, come back and there loads of babies grin
No such luck for me though, pains I had last night have disappeared.

It's DHs birthday today, not got much planned really. He'll be back from work about one and we're going out for Mezze with my Sister and BIL for tea. I better write his card before he comes home

ComradeJing Sat 10-Nov-12 11:13:57

Hello everyone and congratulations to those who gave birth at the end of the last thread. Positive vibes and un-mn hugs to everyone who is anxious too.

Nothing to report here. Sleeping terribly - just can't fall into a deep sleep- keep thinking thinks are ramping up but nothing is happening. Just more painless bh and that's it. Back is sore but not sure if that's a sign or just because I'm 39w pg.

Massively stressed this weekend as we STILL don't have finance approved on our new house and only 10 days until settlement. It's looking frighteningly touch and go if we'll get it. If we don't then we stand to lose our deposit. Fucking dont need this in my life right now.

Fingers crossed for lots of healthy babies soon for everyone.

Night all.

Peaky1 Sat 10-Nov-12 11:25:21

I was induced late Thursday night pass but they took out the tampon thingie early next morning as I was surging every 6 mins and vomming a bit. Maintained it for a bit on my own for half a day and then it fizzled out to the once hourly or do surge now. Lots of people on here have been and gone off to delivery suite quite quickly with induction so don't worry too much. It's just frustrating more than anything!

Peaky1 Sat 10-Nov-12 11:26:45

*once hourly or so

Passmethecrisps Sat 10-Nov-12 11:37:37

Thanks peaky. My sister was taken for induction on Thursday and has hers last night after a long slog. She was having contractions every minute but no dilation. Eventually they could pop her waters. She had an epidural and was so chilled she was texting while actually giving birth.

I am starting to get pretty nervous. I keep having vommy feelings in my throat. Sometimes I think it is indigestion, others that I am just a bit sick and the rest I think it is anxiety.

I was trying to visualise a lovely, relaxed water birth last night. Worked pretty well actually.

Passmethecrisps Sat 10-Nov-12 11:41:20

comrade massive sympathies on the finance worries. We have been in a similar situation minus the pregnant mind you. It was awful and even though it all worked out for us it is still the sort of thing that can stop me sleeping in a 'what if' sort of a way. I don't know why we do it to ourselves. DH talks a lot about our next house - where it will be, will it be a self-build (he is desperate to do a self-build) - and personally I would quite happily live in a very large and well appointed caravan if it meant I could avoid the stress and anxiety of a house move again.

Iheartpasties Sat 10-Nov-12 11:52:46

Where's swissarmywife? how's it going? I nearly sent out a search part for Fatima too, but I see you've checked in!!! smile

MissMummy1 Sat 10-Nov-12 12:08:17

Fuck. My biggest freelance client has just gone bust. I'm only losing a week's work from them just now but unless I can find a good replacement it will be pointless me going back to working for myself next year. Fuckety fuck fuck. And I still feel sick sad.

MissMummy1 Sat 10-Nov-12 12:12:14

That's my two biggest clients this year. Fucking economy. My whole business pretty much depended on the work I did for them. Tutoring supplemented losing the first one over summer but there's no way losing this one will be financially viable for me to continue. Arghhh! Sorry for the self indulgent moan...

Aww thanks pasties smile Unfortunately i'm still here.

MM That's crap sad Moan away. How long would it take to find replacements? Would it be do-able by the time you're wanting to go back? Although then you'll have to spend some of your mat leave doing work thing.

I'm bloody roasting, woke up and the heating was on so i've turned it off and i'm still having hot flushes.

Just rang my sister, my BIL answered and he likes to wind people up. He shouted up to my sister telling her i was having the baby grin And then asked if I was going to have it in the restaurant tonight. Not sure what world he lives in

MissMummy1 Sat 10-Nov-12 12:26:04

Could take a week, could be a year. I still haven't found replacements for the one I lost in August. I'd been debating whether or not to continue when I finish maternity leave as I'm desperate to do a postgrad. So I guess my decisions sort of been made for me, I just hate the fact that I'm going to end up being financially dependent on dh. It's always been the other way round hmm. Thank god he has permanent work now as up until this year his marine work has been seasonal and he's never had work over winter. Small blessings and all...

I'm meant to be going out for lunch and baby shopping with my mum in half an hour. Feel sicker than ever and not in the mood for leaving my house at all. Dh sleeping after being on nights so I'm tiptoeing around. I'm in such a self-pitying grump!

Morning ladies wow congrats DH, Jims, Eliza & Barmee Barmee bless what a tale to tell when she's older!!!!

Had a sweep at 9 this am and was 2cm, mid position, still a bit thick and -2 but midwife could feel membranes and the head so she gave me a good sweep.

Went home and jumped dh's bones bless him and after lying still for 20 mins I've started having tightenings - not painful but seem to be every 3 mins ish lasting 20-30 seconds so fingers x'd they continue and don't fade out. Don't know whether to sit still or move around?

I'm sooooo hoping this is the start of things as the ward was lovely and quiet and with really lovely nice staff on duty so perfect conditions!!!

Good luck everyone who is niggling xxx

georgee Sat 10-Nov-12 12:56:27

Congratulations DH, Barmee and Eliza! Fantastic news! I'm finding all these very fast births quite scary as a second timer! We're about 45 mins away from the hospital so I'm going to have to keep a close eye on contractions ...

Sorry about your client MM. Such a tricky time because life will change so much and you'll probably just need to see how you feel once you're in a position to go back to work. It might be that this is telling you to do the postgrad. I was employed fulltime before DD was born - by the time I felt readly to go back to work I'd been made redundant. But actually I kept finding work came to me rather than the other way round, you've no idea what might emerge in the next few months. Just make sure you keep your ear to the ground.

Another one feeling a bit sorry for myself today. Really achey and weak after a night's D&V. At least that's stopped but I just feel that I'll need quite a long time to get my strength up again for childbirth! Luckily I will probably have that time, as long as the baby doesn't arrive early. I was such a wuss last night and I kept thinking 'How will I cope if I can't cope with a bug?' Anyway, you do what you have to I suppose! Cross fingers!

Have lovely weekends all! x

WaitingForMe Sat 10-Nov-12 12:59:35

Congratulations DH and wow Barmee I hope you're not too shell shocked.

Take care charlee. Is your MW sympathetic?

I was a bit unsure but think I'll request a sweep when I see my MW on Thursday (due date). It sounds less intervention like than I originally thought and I really want to avoid induction as the rules for my birth unit are pretty much those for a home birth.

TheDetective Sat 10-Nov-12 13:02:27

Grumpy is still here grin Shanelle can me and you have awards for the most stubborn babies?!! I very much doubt mine will fall in the toilet grin Congratulations Barmee! I would very much like your birth please!

Seriously, my body is taking the ultimate in piss. I managed to get to sleep, and slept for 10 frickin' hours shock maybe waking once an hour to a painful tightening. Dragged myself out of bed an hour ago and not even the backache I had yesterday or the discharge crap I was having.

Epic fail.

DS asked where are we going today. We are going to the sofa child... and the sofa only. He didn't notice the dangerous expression on my face when he uttered 'but I want to go somewhere and do something' AND YOU THINK I DON'T?!!! I just can't face the general public. I may strangle someone. Best to stay inside really! He asked me why I had nothing planned for today... WELL I WAS HOPING I MIGHT OF HAD A BABY...!!

I'm just going to slob in PJ's all day.

MM How utterly crap, although the timing I guess could have been worse, if you were earlier in the pregnancy?

kirrinIsland Sat 10-Nov-12 13:10:23

Bad news MM but if you do a postgrad you'll be back to being financially independent once you're done and hopefully in a better position - might be better in the long term?

I'm starting to think this baby will never come - and the "have you had the baby yet?" texts are starting to wear a little thin!

TheDetective Sat 10-Nov-12 13:12:57

Even my Dad text me this morning. My Dad. Who hasn't been in touch the whole pregnancy, except for the fact he was at my cousins wedding 2 weeks ago.

You know you are way overdue when my Dad bothers his ass to text!

Hello week 41...!

TheDetective Sat 10-Nov-12 13:13:58

Oh yes, and my Dad, DP, MIL and my Mum had all text me before I'd even woke this morning afternoon!!

kirrinIsland Sat 10-Nov-12 13:37:14

I've just had to put more air in my ball - is this a sign of how much weight i've put on !?

TheDetective Sat 10-Nov-12 13:39:53

No! I had to put more air in mine! They do naturally go down and I keep catching DS and DP on it. Fear not!

daisychain76 Sat 10-Nov-12 13:41:49

Hello everyone, many congrats on all the new arrivals and good luck peaky. Hope things work out for the best mm. Could you get a bursary for doing a postgrad to supplement your income?

Today should have been my due date but l am ‘celebrating‘ by having no sleep, wondering around town with two huge wet patches (forgot my breast pads!) andchanging around 12 nappies smile. Not that l would have it any other way smile.

ShellyBobbs Sat 10-Nov-12 14:02:06

Congrats DH21 and barmee hope you can get over the shock soon shock!

Charlee Hope they can re-assure you and you feel lots of lovely movement very soon

I feel like I'm all arms and legs today, everything just hurts now. I've got NO bladder, it is just made and pisses straight out!

Detective I really feel for you, with HB's it's like the pressure is on the closer to day 12 you get doesn't it? My countdown starts tomorrow, but I can't imagine how you are feeling with your history.

Shanelle Fingers crossed for you.....

Chunkychicken Sat 10-Nov-12 14:06:33

I've just told DH "I'm going to be pregnant FOREVER!!" His response - "If we've won a share in the Euromillions, then yes..." hmm Apparently, if we get rich, I'm becoming 'a baby factory' shock

I think he forgets you need to have sex to have a baby... grin

DebussyHead Sat 10-Nov-12 14:06:57

Baby James born this morning at 6.30 am after gruelling 12 hour induced labour on syntocin drip. 9lbs 8oz he's a whopper and beautiful. Midwife was amazing as was Dr that got him out by ventouse.

Gas and air is the best invention ever as are epidurals though I didn't get one till near the end.

Congrats Barmee and DH too.

Chunkychicken Sat 10-Nov-12 14:08:15

Congrats Debussy sounds like it was a true labour of love!! smile

TheDetective Sat 10-Nov-12 14:12:27

Shelly I'm just not up for a fight right now! I don't mind being pregnant still, am quite happy for baby to come whenever, but the closer I get to the 'magical over due dates' the more stressed I feel about things.

If I wasn't refusing IOL, and still insisting on a homebirth, I suspect I may not be as bothered!

I am feeling a little stir crazy though, as I don't feel I can venture out alone/with DS, with the stupid tightenings etc. Last thing I want is to be in public and have a baby fall out my fanjo grin

And DP isn't helping matters at all hmm

TheDetective Sat 10-Nov-12 14:13:07

Congratulations Debussy!

TheDetective Sat 10-Nov-12 14:31:32

I just had one of those moments, where you hope to god you text the right number!

Text to DP - we are having sex.

Thank god, when I checked, I had text DP. But I did manage to text some random shit to his mum the other night, and had visions of doing the same again grin

I don't want to have sex. But needs must now haha! I'll remember the tissue for my tears this time grin

Lane81 Sat 10-Nov-12 14:40:44

Congratulations debussy!! Sounds like hard work, but worth it all now!

TheDetective Sat 10-Nov-12 14:45:20

Can we have a hands up for the over due ladies?! How far overdue?!

DS just asked me why his lollipop is shaped like a heart. In my head, I was like HOW THE FUCK DO I KNOW? Out my mouth came 'because the lollipop factory put them in heart shape molds'. At least I hope it came out that way round hmm

Lane81 Sat 10-Nov-12 14:48:28

I'm overdue, but only 40+1, feels like longer! induction booked on 21st which I want to avoid but have a feeling that nothing will happen between now and then, am really scared of an induction!

kirrinIsland Sat 10-Nov-12 14:48:29

Congratulations debussy thanks

<hand in air> i'm overdue - 40+3

TheDetective Sat 10-Nov-12 14:53:33

<Feel less alone now> grin

Congrats to dh debussy and barmee thanks

I went to the new John Lewis with my mum today. After walking around for an hour or so I am absolutely knackered. It's really taken it out of me. I hadn't seen my mum for a week because she hasn't been well (usually I see her 3-4 times a week) and she says my bump has grown since then and I now look ready to have the baby. I feel it too. 39+1 and praying he comes in the next week. Please please please.

TheDetective Sat 10-Nov-12 15:03:20

DP just replied to my attractive offer of sex... 'why lol?'


TheDetective Sat 10-Nov-12 15:06:57

He said with any luck, i'll go in to labour before I have to shag him. I'm not that lucky hmm

shanelle5 Sat 10-Nov-12 15:12:18

40+10 by scan dates and those are the dates they insist on going by.
40+3 by my valentines day DTD and LMP dates but either way = fat, grumpy and most definately OVERCOOKED angry
Lovely midwife even phoned me on my mobile to enquire as to any "movement" and book in sweep no3 for Monday. Going out tonight to an event I wasnt expecting to make and have nothing to wear- its a black tie awards ceremony but frankly I dont care and am going as I am. Grumpy, MOI!!

TheDetective Sat 10-Nov-12 15:25:34

My dates give me 40+4 today... It will be interesting when baby arrives to see how overdue he looks! DS was certainly very wrinkled, and he shed all the skin off his hands and feet straight away! He was 13 days over by my dates, but 9 by scan. I think he was nearer to my dates.

Where as this time, it might be the other way around!

Oh well, we shall see! I was having shorter 26 day cycles, so thought this may affect things... obviously not grin.

Congrats debussy

Baby has had a few wriggles so I'm not going to go in to be checked over. She keeps punching my fanjo when i think i havent felt her move much hmm

waiting My MW is a bitch, she wont see me (mainly because it was her fault that I had a stillborn), so im under solid consultant care, but yes he's very sympathetic grin

ShellyBobbs Sat 10-Nov-12 15:57:27

Due date by their dates today.

Shanelle They'll only do 2 sweeps here and that's your lot, it's a gamble!

ShellyBobbs Sat 10-Nov-12 15:58:03

Congratulations Debussy [flowers]

ShellyBobbs Sat 10-Nov-12 15:58:31

thanks for you Debussy doh!

Cacacaz Sat 10-Nov-12 16:04:42

Congratulations debussy grin James was one of my names but dh vetoed it sad

I'm overdue 40+6 today and I may actually throttle the next person who texts me asking if there is any news, I have been getting at least 4 texts a day from different people today I'm already at 6 and it isn't even tea time!

Chunkychicken Sat 10-Nov-12 16:10:00

That's it, I'm giving up symptom spotting. I won't be having this baby early... I've just used an online calculator to see what it would estimate my due date as being from ovulation and it puts me 2 days later. I had already joked that because my DD was born on a Wednesday, which was the 21st of the month, and this month has a Wednesday 21st, I will obviously go over and can only have babies on a Wed 21st. The due date calculated from ovulation was 21st... hmm

TheDetective Sat 10-Nov-12 16:12:38

Glad I'm not alone in that Cacacaz! I wish I could turn my phone off - but I use it too much! And my mum would kill me grin.

I've just sat here drowning my sorrows by getting a pack of warbies finest white toastie loaf, and shovelling it in my gob. From the pack. With nothing on.

If that isn't comfort eating, god knows what is! My stomach is going crazy making noises now! Ooops blush

I've just remembered what my mum said yesterday when I picked DS up from school - I said how this weekend would be an ideal time to have the baby. I was thinking along the lines that she is off work and it is less hassle for her being off work to come and see me. But no, she was horrified and said she had things planned this weekend, such as lunch with my aunt. She was genuinely serious! I think she is hoping I have the baby on a weekday, so I have to bring it to school on the school run, so she will get to see it with no effort made. She can fuck off but I'd never say that to her!. She isn't seeing the baby unless she comes to my house. GRRRR. DP can do the school run forever more now that his car has petrol in hmm.

SwissArmyWife Sat 10-Nov-12 16:21:11

Sigh. I'm here.
Feeling rather miserable and extremely irritable, 40+1 and have been having contractions all over the place for three days now. They seem to be getting more consistent today and definitely more painful, but half of the pain I'm having is just the baby's head pushing down and the sodding spd. I just hope something happens soon because I'm tired of being in so much pain constantly and it not leading to anything. sad sorry for moaning, and I'm very sympathetic to those who are over due wine people keep calling and asking if he's here yet, and now DP keeps whinging at me as if I have any control over it! Psh, no one wants me to give birth more than I do!
So just feeling a bit sorry for myself really!

Congratulations to all the new arrivals, loving all the gorgeous pics on facebook smile

here's hoping I have my baby in the toilet too

Lilliana Sat 10-Nov-12 16:26:38

Congratulations Eliza, DH, Debussy and Barmee!

shock down the toilet?! Can I have mine like that please?

TheDetective Sat 10-Nov-12 16:34:13

Strokes Swiss's head soothingly know the feeling... DP is NOT helping matters. At all.

StuntNun Sat 10-Nov-12 16:43:33

Detective can I be in your overdue club too? I'm 40+2 and booked in for induction on the 19th. I had a sweep yesterday but only got a Bishop's score of 4 and it hasn't produced any symptoms at all apart from a vague feeling of being violated! So I don't think this baby will be arriving any time soon.

Congratulations Debussy. Another safe arrival. smile

Charlee that's shocking about your midwife. It must be so hard to deal with pregnancy after stillbirth. My SIL had one a few weeks ago and my DH can't stop worrying about it happening to me now.

SwissArmyWife Sat 10-Nov-12 16:44:57

Thank you detective -returns the favour- he's driving me crazy. He keeps sighing and saying it's irritating that nothing is happening. I just reply with "well, he's obviously lazy like his father" grin

TheDetective Sat 10-Nov-12 16:47:38

At least they found your cervix Stunt!! Mine has gone on its hollibobs! My Bishops Score is sweet FA!

Actually, it probably isn't that bad, knowing that it was found at 39 weeks and a multips os makes me feel slightly better, but then knowing nothing has happened in the 2 weeks since makes me think... shiiiit!

Being a midwife is really not helping me at this time. It is making me worse!!!

What I need is someone with long slender fingers with sharp nails. I'm currently scheming on how to get a sweep done before Thursday at T+frickin'12.

TheDetective Sat 10-Nov-12 16:50:42

Every noise I make I get 'what's wrong'.

'I'm just moving my rather hefty ass dear...' Oh, ok...

Last night he asked me to take a drink off him, as I was having one of the more ouchy tightenings. I didn't reply so he started raising his voice 'take the drink, why aren't you answering me'. Because I'm concentrating on fucking breathing dear.

I actually uttered the words 'you are banned from being at this labour if you are going to be so fucking useless' to him last night. I felt slightly bad. But I'm hoping he will go back to his usual self, which is slightly more useful than he is proving at present!

Cacacaz Sat 10-Nov-12 16:50:48

I'm exactly the same Detective my phone is my saviour during the early hours of the morning so I'm not turning it off! I'm feeling too nauseous to comfort eat, I can't even face a small slice of my chocolate birthday cake envy or my massive box of guylian chocolates angry

My sister text me, I ignored her so then she text dh asking if there was any news he replied with "yes she turned 30 yesterday and she has just had lentil soup for lunch, oh wait she has also had a bath this morning"

Swiss I hope things kick off for you soon

I've almost accepted that it will take induction to shift this baby, my mum never spontaneously went into labour an was induced with all 3 of us, however if baby wants to prove me wrong he or she is most welcome to.

YellowWellies Sat 10-Nov-12 16:57:27

Checking in from the land of the sleep deprived! Hope all is good with you ladies - I can recommend a dull wander round Tesco to get the wee one on the move.

Quick question before I go out for DHs birthday tea. Detective What happens to the cervix position Pre labour and in early labour? Does it move so its more reachable IYSWIM

TheDetective Sat 10-Nov-12 17:02:28

Bet your sister was delighted at the update Cacacaz grin

Hi YW! I was thinking about you a few days ago, as you hadn't posted foreverrrrrrr! Figured you were busy with Jonas though! Then the next day, I saw you had posted! Phew!

I can't wait til we have all had our babies! I want to be on the same thread! 2 threads is poo!

Chunkychicken Sat 10-Nov-12 17:44:19

I think I might be having pootractions. My tummy aches and it hurts right down into my bottom. Ooooh how glam is pg??!!! blush

Chunkychicken Sat 10-Nov-12 17:49:30

Oh and Detective you said on the moses basket mattress thread about a sheepskin sheet. Where did you get it? I think it might be useful if this baby is a sicky one like DD...

WaitingForMe Sat 10-Nov-12 17:52:18

I'm glad your consultant is understanding Charlee. I've seen a different midwife to my usual one twice now and find her quite dismissive (she refused to give me a repeat prescription for iron without knowing my levels at that time). I can't imagine how much more anxious you must be feeling but it was horrible having my feelings ignored over mild anaemia.

I like your husbands' approach Cacacaz grin

TheDetective Sat 10-Nov-12 17:56:48

It is a liner - this one. I bought it for the bouncer and swing, to make them more comfy, but I've put it in the basket for now, as it has made it really snug! Going to put a muslin under the head for the inevitable vom!

Fatima The cervix can be in different places for every woman. It is very common for it to be posterior until established labour, when it eventually becomes 'central'. Some women have anterior ones, and some have them deviated to the left or right! I find most cervix to be central around 4-5cm! Basically, it varies! Posterior is common in early labour though!

pikz Sat 10-Nov-12 17:58:04

Wow! Congratulations Jims, Eliza, DH, Debussy and Barmee!!!

I want a uber quick birth but in fact right now I'd go for just any kind of birth. 6 people all thought by their own 'feelings' I was going to have the baby last night/today. No such luck it appears.

Yes Stunt can be painful at times but I cant dwell on whats happened previously. In my eyes this is still my 3rd daughter. It was hard at the time - one of them where you think it will never happen to you. But I have learnt that you have to move on. It made me stronger.

Waiting when I went in with the pain I had my bloods taken and they were low so gave me iron tablets to take for 3 days hmm after I had Elizabeth (stillborn) they never took my blood again which I thought was strange being as they really should have with losing blood during the labour, and was discharged. My aunt came up from Cornwall the week after (she is a nurse and drove the whole 4 hours just to make sure I was ok) and marched me to the doctors, insisting I had a blood tests there and then as she could see I was anaemic. Turns out I was .2 away from having a transfusion.

Also hate seeing someone else to who I usually see. My consultant was on holiday at my 35 week appointment, so I saw one of his registrars. He didnt seem to know much about my previous births and kept asking the same questions over and over, then said ill book you in for a week to see your consultant and wanted to march me on my way. I had to ASK him to listen to baby and feel my stomach/check baby to see if her head was engaged etc. He just laughed at me and said 'oh she wont be at this stage, Ive been doing this for 15 years so know when I should be checking and its not until around 38 weeks' Ermm...with DD1 i was engaged at 33 weeks so you will check. Turned out she wasnt at all but still pissed me off that I had to ask. Funny that she was 3/5ths when I went at 36 weeks though 38 weeks my fucking ass

I love when I phone labour ward with a problem and they're like oh its all normall..then in next breath say is this your first baby. When I say no my 3rd. My 1st was emcs and 2nd was stillborn they cant get me through LW doors quick enough grin

Chunkychicken Sat 10-Nov-12 19:42:42

That looks lovely Detective but not sure we can stretch to £50 right now. Think I'll put it down for baby's Christmas list smile

Have just been told my DH that he's going to "man up and do me tonight". Not sure which bt to be offended by more tbh grin

TheDetective Sat 10-Nov-12 19:51:17

Chunky It was one of my small indulgences for this baby! I nearly cried at the cost! I was going to get one second hand on eBay, but I lost the plot when I went to JL and splurged on a 'few' things grin.

It has been expensive, all this buying for a baby! I wish I had stuff from DS, but those were the very poor days, where things had to be sold on to fund the next fecking expensive thing he required. Plus 10 years of no storage anywhere means that keeping stuff would have been a nightmare. I'm hoping DP's mum might let me keep a few of the bigger items at hers when we don't need them any more, as she has a loft, and we have a hatch that you can barely fit your head through sad

I don't want to have another and have to pay for the pram/cot etc again!

I'll probably keep pretty much everything this time.

Especially the ridiculous amount of blankets I have bought. Why am I obsessed with blankets and bedding?!

Passmethecrisps Sat 10-Nov-12 20:28:11

Haha chunky! That really made me laugh. Sure fire way to put you in the mood!

Muchos chilli in my curry appears to have made no difference. Lentil soup for tea might not have been such a great idea. Any bowel clearing happening tomorrow is going to have to be pretty effective!

Watching Breaking Band and eating chocolate. I am a one woman eating machine.

MissMummy1 Sat 10-Nov-12 20:34:43

I told DH our next baby will be sooo much cheaper because we've bought all the expensive bits this time round! He was speechless. We agreed a long time ago our next one is a puppy! (although not totally ruling out another in a few years time --when I forget how crap pregnancy is--)

TheDetective Sat 10-Nov-12 20:45:07

I just know I won't feel finished after this one. I don't know why. Despite knowing i'll have another hyperemesis pregnancy hmm.

I'm not a maternal person really. Other peoples children don't interest me. But I like my own! And want to build my own little family. With such a big age gap, I want 2 closer together. But not less than 3 years. I'd go mental with a smaller gap!

Although this house could not fit another person in it. Somehow it will have to. Fuck you negative equity grin.

TheDetective Sat 10-Nov-12 20:47:16

I'm going to have my second tea in a bit Pass! I am in your club!


detective I don't want an age gap less than 3 years either. Probably more. But I also know I don't want to take any kind of hormonal contraception again because by the time this baby is born it will have been over 2.5 years since I stopped the depo injection. So the pill, injections and all that are out and DP doesn't like wearing condoms so if it happens before then it happens. We will just have to deal with it.

Passmethecrisps Sat 10-Nov-12 20:59:49

Love a bit of grub, me. I bought bags of mini-chocolates as reassurance to kick start baby movements after my scan the other day. DH brings the bags through when we are watching telly and we just eat one after the other. I was telling him they would be good emergency food for breast feeding - ha! There will be none left! Oh, and I love a bit of Little Shop of Horrors.

Just been spying on the lucky bastards post-natal thread and there is lots of chat about shifting baby weight. I have put on pretty much 2 stone. And seeing and I am now expecting a doll size baby (all that chat about being all bump? What the hell is in there then?) more of it belongs to my arse than previously thought. If I carry on the way I am I will end up a big dollop.

MIL just been on the phone. Sooooooo excited.
Every bone in her body wants to be here for the actual birth. Thankfully DH and FIL have been able to quell her urge. Poor soul - must be torture!

TheDetective Sat 10-Nov-12 21:22:23

I dread seeing my weight after!

Well, not so much my weight, but my figure! It wasn't exactly spiffing before hand. Sure as hell won't be after sad The plus side to pregnancy is, you pretty much look good in anything! Bump has been good for my self confidence (when it stopped folding in half!!). Going to think about it later. And wear lots of dresses that flatter the boobs, and hide the flab grin Aim to drop down to a size 14. I looked nice at a 14!

Still. I am hungry. So I will eat! I eat a mix, sometimes it is the right thing, some--most--times wrong stuff, but I do try!

Apple I have no idea what I am going to do about contraception sad hormonal methods just don't work for me. I have no sex drive with them. I had a copper coil, and nearly bled to death every month <overdramatic> even though I kept it for over a year, it never got any better, and the shitty cramps every month, 2 week periods and the embarrassing spillage in inappropriate places was just too much to suffer in the end. I did have regular periods though...!!

I think I might see how my sex drive returns. If we are only having sex once a week or so, then I might go with condoms and charting. We had a very active sex life until the stupid coil put paid to it for 2 weeks a month. Then I had hormonal contraception, and didn't have sex for the 7 months I tried it. Got rid of all contraception and some sex drive returned thank god! But then I got pregnant (we did plan it that way though!!) so sex drive whittled off again!

Guess i'll take it as it comes?! Wishing for a miracle contraception to be invented in the next month, please?!

TheDetective Sat 10-Nov-12 21:30:18

OMG! DP clearly does not know me! He put my second tea on for me, just been out to check on it, and it is a half portion! I'm going to have to wait til they are ready, and put another portion on... gah!

How could he not know I want a whole tray of oven chips?! Seriously...!

Chunkychicken Sat 10-Nov-12 21:35:30

I am fairly certain we're stopping at 2. I would like 3 (maybe, possibly, if we had a nanny or cleaner or something!!!) but I don't think financially we would manage.

As for contraception, DH will get a vasectomy as soon as we are sure our family is complete, but we'll prob just use the withdrawal method again blush. I know its not meant to be effective etc but for us, it works. DD was conceived after 2 shags (without pulling out obviously) and although this one took 3 cycles - the first cycle I hot cystitis so we didn't DTD at the right time, the 2nd cycle I got a BFP but it resulted in an early loss at about 5wks, then 3rd cycle, this bean. I wouldn't say we had to try too hard...

Think I've put on LOADS. Most is bump (although thighs & bum are amply source as 'breastfeeding reserves') and I weigh less than at the same point as with DD, & my face is thinner. Think I was back in my 'normal' jeans 10wks post birth last time, but my maternity jeans are very adjustable so happy to wear those a bit longer!! grin

Chunkychicken Sat 10-Nov-12 21:39:00

Just worked it out, put on about 2.25stone. Not too bad I suppose, considering I eat my weight in biscuits daily...blush

Thanks detective! So if I couldn't reach my cervix the other day but I can today, does that mean its moving from posterior towards anterior/central do you think. confused

I liked the idea of the implant but had one put in and bled for about 3 weeks out of every 4. It was ridiculous. I don't want the coil either so I've got no idea what we'll do. Probably withdrawal. But I really don't want two babies close together so it seems a bit too risky.

Passmethecrisps Sat 10-Nov-12 21:52:32

Scandalous detective! Silly man. My DH brought out crisps and a glass of wine for me! Lovely!

Post birth contraception is an interesting discussion actually. I was on marvelon for years until they linked it with something or other. Then I suffered from a visual migraine and they took me off it immediately and put me on a progesterone only pill. This was a disaster as was the injection. Having the injection made me produce a milk-type substance. I was on a month long expedition with school pupil and thought I was pregnant - total nightmare! Then I went for the implant. It was awesome contraception in that I had an almost constant period. Literally bleeding for 2 or 3 weeks and brown discharge for a month.

Despite that I stuck with the implant and had it removed after 3 years in August last year. First try-for-a-baby-honeymoon-shag resulted in our current situation. Good to know that all the careful contraceptive use over the years was worth our while.

I am not a fan of condoms but I don't see what other option we have.

Passmethecrisps Sat 10-Nov-12 21:56:08

I don't know what it is about the coil that seems too grown up. Very odd. It might be because at school I deliver lessons on contraception and the coil is sort of glossed over as something for grown ups who have had babies. Looks like that's me, then!

ToManyDicksOnTheDancefloor Sat 10-Nov-12 22:04:13

Hi everyone, I thought I'd join the chat. I'm due on the 28th so I'm hoping for a November baby, very likely to be December!

TheDetective Sat 10-Nov-12 22:05:54

I had my coil put in as emergency contraception blush but I did want to try one, was just scared to...! Turns out I was right! Although it was better than the hormonal stuff, if you can live with the side effects!! Having it put in was sheer hell though... and perhaps why I left it in for a whole year. Having it out was a nightmare, thanks to my stupid cervix (sense a theme here anyone?!) being too far back! It eventually came out mid cycle. Had to go 3 times for it out! But it wasn't too bad having it out in the end, aside from the length of time it took. hmm

I had the implant, then Cerazette after that. I have some combined pills stashed somewhere which were given to me when I stopped Cerazette, but I never tried it because we decided to have a baby!

They did work wonderfully as contraception though, since we didn't have sex at all!!! I suspect that is how they craftily work!

Fatima sounds like it is becoming more forward, yep! What can you feel?

pikz Sat 10-Nov-12 22:06:28

I had a mirena for 4.5 years. I wouldn't say it's the best if you want more kids as takes ages to sort itself out once you have it removed but fab if you are not planning on any more.

It will be condoms for us as I want another within the next 3 years and after how long this one took to conceive with a operation too I'm too scared to put anything in my body.

TheDetective Sat 10-Nov-12 22:07:29

Tomanydicks I love your username!!!

Welcome! Get stuck in! There are some bastards deserting us for the postnatal thread. We need new blood grin.

MissMummy1 Sat 10-Nov-12 22:08:12

I don't think hormonal contraception works for me either. It turned me into a complete psychopath for the 2 years I was on the pill, and despite obsessively taking it at the same time of day, every day without fail and using emergency contraception if I was ever sick (I am a bit neurotic) I still managed to get pregnant on it! Amazingly for the year or so before starting it when I was shamefully a bit more reckless when it came to contraception and just 'hoped for the best' I managed to stay pregnant-free! I'm a little envious of women who can track their fertile periods and plan their sex life around that. I have never been regular - can sometimes go 4/5 months without a period, other time I bleed for weeks. Serves me right for fecking about with my weight when I was going through puberty blush !

On the subject of weight - I've put on nearly 3 stone!! shock !! Admitably I was about a stone underweight when we conceived, but still! Doubt I'll ever get my figure back. Strangely though, this is the happiest and most confident I have ever been with my body image! (except the fact I now have a fat face, thanks mum for pointing that out... hmm )

ToManyDicksOnTheDancefloor Sat 10-Nov-12 22:12:55

Well I'll be here to the bitter end, TheDetective. Hoping for an early birth but DD was a week late.

TheDetective Sat 10-Nov-12 22:15:50

Yes, ditto MM I feel much more confident now, than I ever did before. Which is strange, because I spent my first pregnancy trying to look not pregnant hmm. I thought I would have similar hang ups this time, but I haven't! I've felt pretty comfortable with the whole bump thing! I admit to not wanting to be huge, but the way which I have grown I am content with! I'm not looking forward to the flabby post pregnancy belly sad But I had one of those anyway!!

My mum tells me I am fat and need to lose weight all the time. She seriously knows how to fill me with confidence. GRR.

I think I need to be hormone (both contraceptive and pregnancy!) free to be 'normal'!

TheDetective Sat 10-Nov-12 22:16:56

I'm a week past EDD today! I was 13 days over first time! I'm here for the long haul!

MissMummy1 Sat 10-Nov-12 22:18:52

Welcome toomanydicks (fab name!) I'm due 29th! Loving all the newbies who will hopefully be here to hear my moans be with me till the bitter end!

Hmm well it feels softer. When I was TTC it was more nose like and firm, now it feels softer and bigger?

Passmethecrisps Sat 10-Nov-12 22:25:22

Bonjour manydicks!

mm I second feeling at my most confident pregnant. Although I am pretty past it all now and regard theist 9 months as being amongst the most emotionally and physically at peace I have ever been. It's been a bit like my body has been happy it is doing what it was always meant to do. Sounds really hippyish, I know and that is not really me, but that is how it has been.

TheDetective Sat 10-Nov-12 22:27:20

Does your finger sort of slip in to it?

Passmethecrisps Sat 10-Nov-12 22:28:14

What does fatima? Your cervix?

I said to my DH the other day that I wouldn't know where to find my cervix. He found that hilarious

TheDetective Sat 10-Nov-12 22:30:10

I've never been able to find mine. I have short fingers.

I can give a mean sweep though grin. Just not on myself sad

MissMummy1 Sat 10-Nov-12 22:35:23

DH says I'm more emotionally stable than I ever was on the pill hmm... Given I have either cried or shouted at him every day for the last 8 months (sometimes both, sometimes because I love him, other times because I hate him, but usually because I don't know how I feel!) I don't really know what to make of that! I think we've resigned ourselves to using condoms. We both hate them but hormonal contraception doesn't work with me.

MissMummy1 Sat 10-Nov-12 22:39:48

* more emotionally stable pregnant

TheDetective Sat 10-Nov-12 22:39:59

I can't believe I've just been googling how to get larger condoms!!! blush

DP had a regular habit of destroying the bastards hmm.

TheDetective Sat 10-Nov-12 22:46:58

DP and I have been musing on pregnancy... I've decided that this whole overdue thing is like having Christmas cancelled when you wake on Christmas morning and rearranged for an 'unknown day in the future'.

DP compared my delivery dates to be as accurate as Argos and Yodel haha!

I didn't dare poke it too much. Might inspect again tomorrow smile

Been for a gorgeous meal for DHs birthday. Could only just fit my bump in the chair though

Iheartpasties Sat 10-Nov-12 23:27:28

Debussy congratulations!!

Passmethecrisps Sat 10-Nov-12 23:33:46

Ack! I forgot to congratulate debussy. Congrats lady! Moar babies

TheDetective Sat 10-Nov-12 23:35:45

I'm building myself up to the shag. Close your eyes and think of England Detective.... <wonders if DP will just fall asleep first>

Morning Pasties!

Iheartpasties Sat 10-Nov-12 23:43:15


Iheartpasties Sat 10-Nov-12 23:44:19

It's sunny and lush here - but i am too grumpy to go out and enjoy it! I just had a bagel for breaky and then two massive double choc cookies and I feel proper sick. bleurgh.

Iheartpasties Sun 11-Nov-12 00:09:11

detective must be off shagging.

TheDetective Sun 11-Nov-12 00:10:44

I'm definitely not shagging. Yet. Psyching oneself up to the ordeal again!!!!

I'm just sat here. Bored.


TheDetective Sun 11-Nov-12 00:11:22

I think we may be low on toilet roll.

This means I should not shag. Yes?

Iheartpasties Sun 11-Nov-12 00:17:50

You use a toilet roll in your shag-anigans?

GTbaby Sun 11-Nov-12 00:23:25

Just read a little.
Been thinking of contraception as well. Although the thought if sex actually scares me post tear. I'm still to scared to look down there. N in sure the dr said stitches take 6 weeks to dissolve. So sex is not happening any time soon, but thought contraception needs to b sorted ASAP.
We have only have used a condom once n that was a faff! I have been on pill. N when I came off that used withdrawal (only 2 months so don't know if its actually effective) until we were ready to start trying properly.

I thought I'd go with the coil ( not great at remembering to take pill) . N as someone mentioned up thread. Seems to b what grown ups do after they have had babies. NOW after having a pessary inserted, a sweep and an examination I don't think I can have a coil fitted.
Does anyone have experience of having a coil fitted? Compared to examinations? How bad is it.

Cacacaz Sun 11-Nov-12 00:51:28

Paying very close attention to contraceptive talk, I know 3 people who ended up pregnant very soon after having babies! There is only a 14 month gap between my sister and brother. I definitely do not want to end up in that position, thank you very much.

Gt the midwife who took our ante natal classes told us we should aim to have had sex before our 6 week check, I do not imagine many people will follow that advice blush

Clarella Sun 11-Nov-12 01:03:13

Wow its all go here! Congratulations to the new mummies!

Fab toilet birth story barmee shock grin
Hope you are on the way detective!

I threw a dinner party tonight as you do at 38 weeks and my doctor friend quite quietly and seriously said id looked like i wss having a contraction after i made a random made up pudding involving stewed fruit and puff pastry and then felt crampy and back achey as it took so long and had to lie prone on the sofa for a bit - i just assumed itwas from 6 hours of cooking due to veggies plus carnivores in the house confused . He also kept looking at my bump and saying how low it was.... dh nhas drunk too much to drive me in tonight! confused prob go to 40+ 10 now!

Clarella Sun 11-Nov-12 01:04:09

Just shag detective....

Clarella Sun 11-Nov-12 01:05:28

I want to check my cervix but been chopping chillis what feels like all day.....

Iheartpasties Sun 11-Nov-12 01:14:54

Chilli on the cervix, that would start labour for sure! yikes.

Iheartpasties Sun 11-Nov-12 01:20:11

DH has taken DD out for some park action. I am in the kitchen on hands and knees scrubbing the floor with a scrubbing brush. I think I am mad, but of the baby could come today it would be pretty convenient. Otherwise it needs to stay put until thursday morning when my mum arrives from the UK!

She is going to be in for a shock - it's boiling here!!

OK back to the scrubbing now.

Iheartpasties Sun 11-Nov-12 02:55:26

Well I dont know that I will be bothering to scrub floors again. Just had a nice long shower and feel lovely and fresh - no labour though. BLT is being prepared by dh. Can't wait.

kirrinIsland Sun 11-Nov-12 08:05:12

I actually need to scrub my kitchen floor - it could definitely do with it, but now i know it doesn't automatically bring on labour i'm not sure i can face it!

Iheartpasties Sun 11-Nov-12 08:10:28

kirrin I certainly shant bother again, ever!

pikz Sun 11-Nov-12 08:15:28

It's off my to do list for today now...

Cacacaz Sun 11-Nov-12 08:15:41

Woke up at 4.20 contractions started off about one every 10 minutes, coming around every 6 or 7 minutes so far. Keeping my fingers crossed that today will be the day I get to meet my baby!

Iheartpasties Sun 11-Nov-12 08:19:31

cacacaz very excited for you, little bit jealous too smile keep us posted. Good luck to you.

Sounds like this could be it cacacaz. Fingers crossed for you.

MM my mum said the same to me yesterday - that my face is rounder hmm err.. thanks.

Yay a new recruit smile Welcome tomanydicks. The babies are coming fast and furious now and we feel a little but deserted. I'm due Friday but nothing happening here, not even any Braxton Hicks lately.

*little bit. Just woken up confused

Passmethecrisps Sun 11-Nov-12 08:53:13

Morning! Who are all the babies on the Facebook group? We have peaky but not sure about the nn of other lady.

Re scrubbing floors - mine have never been so clean and it's made bigger all difference.

DH been out to get pre-induction breakfast. Not sure I'll be able to eat . . .

ComradeJing Sun 11-Nov-12 08:58:26

Congratulations to all new mummies and babies smile

I have a question about my due date if anyone can help?

First scan was 5/6 wks with no heart beat and put my edd as the 21st. This tallied with the neg pg tests I had done.

Next scan was 8 wks with heart beat and brought my dd forward to the 17th. This meant my last neg pg test was wrong.

Next scan was 12 wks and brought my dd forward to the 9th or 12th. This made the last 2 pg tests wrong.

We've been going on the 17th as I was told its most accurate from 8 wks or when a hb is visible but that means my last ng pg test should have been positive. I thought this almost never happened?

What would you put as my edd?

StuntNun Sun 11-Nov-12 09:03:12

Comrade whatever they told you at the 12 week scan is most accurate. Definitely don't change dates on account of pregnancy tests as these can vary depending on what time of day you test.

Iheartpasties Sun 11-Nov-12 09:03:28

comrade they just love to go from an early scan date even if it does not tally up with your own dates. I dont really get it!

Iheartpasties Sun 11-Nov-12 09:05:58

I had an 8 week scan and a 12 week scan and they preferred to take the date from the 8 week one. Which I felt did not tally with my calculations, but here I am with no baby so what do I know!!

Elizadoesdolittle Sun 11-Nov-12 09:07:59

Thanks for all the congrats. Everything going well here. Just marking my place so I can keep tabs on you lovely ladies birth announcements. Look forward to chatting more on the post natal thread. Good luck!

ToManyDicksOnTheDancefloor Sun 11-Nov-12 09:09:15

Morning everyone! No babies born overnight then? We're having a practise run at filling the birth pool today, starting to really question my own logic of having a home birth hmm. Exciting developments Cacacaz

pikz Sun 11-Nov-12 09:11:22

Good luck pass and good luck cazcaz

I have 3 dates from 3 different scans, 19th, 20th and 21st. I therefore say the 20th but sometime that week.

It's all a bit hit and miss isn't it...

kalidasa Sun 11-Nov-12 09:11:50

Woken by what I thought was a mild contraction last night (like period pain) but it only happened twice. Oh well! Only 37+2 so not very likely anyway. Baby feels lower though. ToManyDicks my dd is the 30th so you're not alone!

kirrinIsland Sun 11-Nov-12 09:13:16

comrade it's false positives that almost never happen, false negatives are very common. Go with your scan dates, that's the most accurate - although even that's just a best guess I think!

toomany welcome smile

Good luck cacacaz - sounds promising!

ToManyDicksOnTheDancefloor Sun 11-Nov-12 09:14:18

Excellent kalisasa, I wonder how close to Christmas we'll be!

Chunkychicken Sun 11-Nov-12 09:38:00

Adding to the contraception debate: the best one is a 2.6yo... Seriously, DH and I just start getting 'into' it and in DD walks, half asleep, wanting a cuddle. DH left v frustrated hmm. Although, after a cuddle, we plonked DD in front of cBeebies and popped back upstairs grin

I don't want to get my hopes up, but since I have had a couple of 'insistent' BH and one almost proper contraction - where you have to walk/breathe because it feels like your back is being squeezed hard too. If I do go into labour, I will never get away from the 'super sperm' comments!!! wink

DP is back to work today after a week off and after spending half the week moaning at him I actually miss him already. He has only been gone 2 hours. I don't know what to do with myself today..

Morning all!

Went to my cousins birthday party last night at 8pm - just to show my face and have 1 coke. Ended up getting back at 12.30!! Was sat in the pub getting the most uncomfortable pains ever, thought I may have had to call an ambulance as I was the ONLY one sober, apart from the bar staff and little 7 yr old kids!

Got home, came to bed with the logic that if I couldn't sleep then it would be labour and would call an ambulance. Woke up an hour later for a wee and pain had vanished sad

DP came to bed at 5.30 this morning. My brother came back with us so they carried on the drinking session downstairs and watched the inbetweeners.

Needless to say, in his state he jumped on me grin we DTD, I couldnt be assed to get up so fell back asleep bearing his love juice and all...Woke up at 7.30 with what I thought was my waters, but no, was just the remains blush tmi sorry!

Am having niggles again though!

YellowWellies Sun 11-Nov-12 10:22:42

I had the coil fitted pre babies - and was told that insertion would hurt like f*ck as I'd not had a baby before - seriously it was no worse than an examination in labour. Though they didn't bother me (something about having contractions every minute meant I didn't notice them!!!). I only took paracetamol to take the edge off the coil being fitted and removed. My only downside with it was a worse period and real bastard back ache / bloating at certain times of the month. Was v nice not to be on hormonal contraception or condoms which totally spoil the moment!

StuntNun Sun 11-Nov-12 10:30:42

My DH had just told me he's only taking one week of paternity leave! I understand that he's under pressure at work but why am I only finding this out at 40+3. Jeez, I hope I don't have to have a section if I'll be doing the school run one week after giving birth. I couldn't have managed that with either of my previous labours; it was ten days after DS1 (CS) before I could get out of the house and my episiotomy stitches came open after DS2 so there's no way I could have got about easily after a week. Oh well I suppose it will be practice for when he's away in Japan for a week at the end of November.

Iheartpasties Sun 11-Nov-12 10:39:48

stunt oh! Was it you who had issues with childcare with your fil when you go into labour? has that been sorted yet?

ComradeJing Sun 11-Nov-12 10:46:06

Thanks for the edd info and for the neg pg test vs false pos info. Will stick with 17th and just see what happens.

I have doubts about my due date as well comrade. The calculations they do are based on having an average cycle of 28 days but my cycle is always 34-35 days which I don't think anyone has asked me. But they say the scan is the most accurate way of predicting the due date so we'll see.

Chunkychicken Sun 11-Nov-12 11:35:32

I'm most certainly NOT posting that I'm getting cx BUT I seem to have quite frequent tightenings & back pain that seem to be coming quite regularly (although not timing as such) & need breathing/rocking hips through. Will continue as normal in the meantime, so I don't scare anything off...hmm

Lilliana Sun 11-Nov-12 12:09:04

Thought we might have some more babies this morning! How is Cacacaz getting on? Hope things are moving / have moved for you.

Pass I'm the same and have felt better for the past 8 months than I have for years. Maybe I was meant to have a baby (even though I've never been completely sure about it!)

Does anyone know if it's ok to go back on the pill when BF? I've always used the pill as the implant freaks me out and the coil seems to cause as many problems as it solves!

Chunky hope you are having a nice, normal day and cx are getting on well

shanelle5 Sun 11-Nov-12 12:18:07

Morning all. detective did you get that shag? Ark at me getting all nosy about anyone else's business blush
Well, not sure if im moving at last or not. Am having really quite painfull tightenings, feel different to before's obvious BX and take my breath away. Feel all pressure in my bottom as well as the pain in tummy. They are not particularly regular or close together though, having about 5-6 an hour after being woken by 3 wicked ones early morning. Got up to more bloody show. All sounds good but not really progressing and if it is then its very slow hence my being unsure as to whether its just the same latent stage I seem to have been in since Wednesday! confused Oh well, guess im not gonna miss it if it does turn into actual labour am I so may just continue on pottering as each time I get fat arse of sofa it kicks off soo.....

Was supposed to be going out with my mum today. Rushed round the house getting ready because I wasn't even dressed and took the dog for a walk only to get a call saying there has been a change of plan. So now not going anywhere angry She said she feels bad now and I hope she does. Was then moaning that I haven't been round hers for dinner go ages. Err... yeh because you were ill and told me to stay away hmm Fucked off and upset now. I was feeling good earlier as well.

StuntNun Sun 11-Nov-12 12:34:11

Pasties that was me but MIL is now back in the picture so it'll be easier for the two of them to manage. She was talking about staying here when I go into labour so she can get them to school. I really hope that doesn't happen as they are a pain to get ready for school.

I have been back in bed MNing and snoozing for three hours this morning. That's an early sign of labour right? Right? Maybe I will have to have that induction after all. I know all the new mummies on the PN thread are crying out for more sleep so I'm banking as much as I can now.

The one time I need my mum the most and she hasn't been there sad I love my parents but there is only 1 person in the world who has never let me down and that's DP.

I feel the same apple He holds my hand through everything. If I have a serious problem the rest of the family just shrug it off.

With my last pregnancy I felt terrible all the way through and yes there was always something wrong with me everyday. One day my mum told me I was over reacting and to stop being such a hypochondriac. Needless to say she was very sympathetic when things turned out the way they did.

She hasnt learnt her lesson though hmm

WaitingForMe Sun 11-Nov-12 12:52:39

We did something new last night. DTD has been pretty much off the cards as I've felt so swollen and uncomfortable down there but I had the idea that DH could hypnotise me in order to do my perennial massage. It worked really well with has really increased my confidence for hypnobirthing.

He tends to get a bit excited when he does it but fired up with the success I suggested he put me back in a hypnotic state and we have sex. Which has to be just about the least sexy come on ever. Again, very effective blush

I can't believe life has come to this confused

I weighed myself this morning. 1st 12lb put on. DH remarked that it seemed like a lot more. Cocky bastard now he's had some action hmm

LMAO waiting i'd love to have just put 1st 12lb on...try my 3st sad

StuntNun Sun 11-Nov-12 13:26:33

I just got up from a nap (on my right hand side) and baby's bum has moved to my right hand side, so far over he's practically in my back! The doctor said he was 1/5 engaged on Friday but his head must have come out for his bum to be so far over. Does that mean he's oblique or transverse now? A few days ago I was having period pains, BHs all the time and the odd contraction. Now there's no sign of labour at all. Could that be down to his position and if so, how do I get him back into position? I'm 40+3 and not worried about going over but I would prefer to go into labour naturally than have another induction. I'm willing to try the whole curry/ DTD/pineapple routine but I strongly suspect it's pointless if the baby isn't anywhere near my cervix to get things going. Does anyone have any tips? My last two were delivered at 40+1 so I wasn't expecting to go too far past my due date.

kissyfur Sun 11-Nov-12 13:49:16

Was expecting a few more babies by now!

Good luck to cacacaz sounds like things could be happening with you, I had some period type pains last night but nothing major and no more today.

Good luck for today pass hope the induction works quickly

Have we heard from detective this morning? Perhaps DTD did the job for her?!?

Welcome toomanydicks ! Love the name smile.

Your post about hypnotising for DTD made me laugh waiting

Sorry your mum has let you down today apple sad

Went out for a nice breakfast this morning, it's always nicer when someone else does the cooking! It's a beautiful day daan sarf too, perfect for remembrance day smile

I'll get over it. She does things without thinking sometimes and I don't think she means to be hurtful. It just makes me appreciate DP even more.

Yes it is a lovely day today kissyfur. Makes a change from the non-stop rain and grey skies. Not that cold either.

I suspect there will be more baby announcements by this evening judging by the quietness of the thread. I love looking at all the baby photos on fb.

Chunkychicken Sun 11-Nov-12 14:09:55

Think this is it!!! shock

StuntNun Sun 11-Nov-12 14:11:19

Go Chunky! Hope all goes well.

Good luck chunky x

kissyfur Sun 11-Nov-12 14:21:32

Think you're right apple tis v quiet today, hopefully lots of babies arriving! smile

Ooo good luck chunky!!

Brockle Sun 11-Nov-12 14:22:45

Yay chunky I was hoping you would pop before the consultant appointment tomorrow! detective is very quiet today...I am on the ball watching a cheesy christmas movie on the christmas movie channel. Also rearranged the baby clothes drawer just to taunt myself

Brockle Sun 11-Nov-12 14:22:46

Yay chunky I was hoping you would pop before the consultant appointment tomorrow! detective is very quiet today...I am on the ball watching a cheesy christmas movie on the christmas movie channel. Also rearranged the baby clothes drawer just to taunt myself

georgee Sun 11-Nov-12 14:30:40

Hurrah chunky and cacacaz! Thinking of you both! (Belated) congratulations Debussy

Very impressed by the hypnotism waiting! I bet he's cocky this morning, having hypnotised you into it - eat your heart out Paul McKenna! Seriouisly though, really does bode well for how you'll cope when it kicks off. I'm very impressed and I'm going to go and listen to my hypnotherapy CD right now!

All better here by the way, it was truly a 24 hour tummy bug, pretty much to the hour, and I'm full of beans today. Obviously nowhere near having a baby but very much into nesting!

MissMummy1 Sun 11-Nov-12 14:36:19

Go go go chunky !

Good luck for today pass!!

Stupid question, what do contractions feel like? blush I woke up in the middle of the night with a sharp sort of tight feeling right around my bump. Happened twice. Nothing since. Braxton hicks? I have another week of keeping legs crossed while mning from my home office work before junior can arrive and keep my accountant happy!!

Having a totally lazy day. Justified I was essentially up all night as well so went back to bed with dh when he got home from work this morning blush. But now his snoring is annoying me so I've decamped downstairs for a duvet day in front of the tv. I hate him working nights, it's soooo lonely!

On another note he's now getting pissed off with everyone asking if we've had a baby yet! We're not even due for another 2.5 weeks but our lack of baby is apparently hot conversation on the boat radios hmm

ShellyBobbs Sun 11-Nov-12 14:37:35

Sorry to do this to you girls, but I've joined the new mummy club grin

Pootractions started about 3am, had a few rabbit droppings and got back into bed. Had some more rabbit droppings about 4am, then just decided to get up, was thinking, 'is this it?', then thinking not because although coming quite regular, they weren't that strong and more like pootractions.

Had a CRACKING one at 5.55am, called midwife, she arrived about 6.40, I was 6-7cm, next midwife arrived around 7am, I was beginning to bear down. All this time hubby was frantically trying to fill the pool with pans of hot water because we'd used all the hot water. Finally managed to get in!

Tommy Dylan Angus born at 8.05 weighing 7lb 3oz, very easy birth and all drug free. Have already had the black pooey nappies and have been wee'd on grin

No more pregnancy, hurray!

Good luck all who are overdue / due and Detective fingers crossed for you x

MissMummy1 Sun 11-Nov-12 14:42:32

WOW! Congrats shelly !!! Love the name, Tom Angus is a very old family name for us and goes back generations - still undecided on first name but if we're team blue Angus will definitely be a middle name! (not because junior was conceived the week before we moved away from Angus in Scotland...)

Your labour sounds wonderful too! No drugs?! What a pro!! Enjoy newborn snuggles!

I'm now debating hypnotism in prep for dtd - we've done it twice since 20 weeks. First time I cried, second time he threw up immediately afterwards (he was ill at the time). Safe to say all romance in our relationship is well and truly dead! Sharing a bed is concidered a novelty right now!!

kissyfur Sun 11-Nov-12 14:47:01

Congrats shelly that sounds like a lovely birth smile thanks

And congrats debussy think I missed your birth announcement blush

ShellyBobbs Sun 11-Nov-12 14:49:15

Thanks MM, my dad's Scottish so it's a nod to that side grin

MissMummy1 Sun 11-Nov-12 15:01:03

OMG just had a quick peak at the stats thread and mentally scored off those who have graduated. envy There's hardly any of us left!! Gahhhh! Fellow late November stragglers, don't desert me just yet!!

And where is detective today????

Catbag Sun 11-Nov-12 15:02:53

Hmmm, detective IS suspiciously quiet today...

StuntNun Sun 11-Nov-12 15:08:05

Congratulations Shelly you're definitely a pro! I love the name as well. Enjoy your newborn snuggles!

georgee Sun 11-Nov-12 15:13:33

That is SO good Shelly, sounds like a fantastic birth. Lovely weight, lovely name. Come and visit us now and then - I for one will miss your vivid poo descriptions! x

georgee Sun 11-Nov-12 15:14:08

Yes and where on earth is Detective, I should like to know? Perhaps DTD did the business!

Catbag Sun 11-Nov-12 15:20:29

Congratulations Shelly- can't wait to see pics on the FB group!

Lilliana Sun 11-Nov-12 15:25:07

Congratulations Shelly enjoy your lovely baby.

Good luck Chunky, hope things are going well.

I've put on 3 stone blush not looking forward to shifting it after I've had the baby but hoping BF / sleep deprivation / running around after a baby will help.

MM I'm not going anywhere! Nothing happening here.

Been for a swim this morning but shattered now so don't think much more will be happening today.

ToManyDicksOnTheDancefloor Sun 11-Nov-12 15:31:13

Congratulations Shelly, I hope my home birth goes that well.

Congrats Shelly! sounds like a wonderful birth!

Detective MUST be having her baby somewhere...shes normally here crack a'dawn!

kirrinIsland Sun 11-Nov-12 15:36:24

Congratulations shelly sounds like a lovely birth. Love the name :-)

Good luck chunky hope this is it!

I've just been for a nice long walk in the hope it Will get this baby moving!

I went for a long walk too kirrin but all it's done is aggravate my SPD. That wasn't such a good idea.

Congrats shelly thanks you make it sound so easy!

Lane81 Sun 11-Nov-12 15:46:23

Congratulations shelly enjoy your new baby!! I'm also suspicious about the whereabouts of detective - everyone is deserting!

My baby is very very quiet today, even phoned up the hospital, but she is still moving just very slowly and without much conviction. I think I'll wait until tomorrow before going in as I can feel some movement.

My front tooth cap has just fallen out while eating a sandwich! Have bought some temp glue from the chemist but its not great, really hoping I can get an emergency dental appt tomorrow and would like to have a full set of front teeth when I meet my baby!

kirrinIsland Sun 11-Nov-12 16:03:24

:-( apple my walk appears to have done nothing at all - except wear DD out, which is never a bad thing!

Congratulations Shelly, sounds like a lovely way to bring your baby into the world!

I'm still here, still pregnant (38+6) and dont think I'll be deserting the antenatal thread for a long while yet. We're building our new nursery furniture today (well, I'm watching my brother and DP do it) and its fab to see the room take shape. Maybe one day I'll have a baby to go in it?!

katkit1 Sun 11-Nov-12 16:30:46

shelly congratulations!! What a fantastic sounding birth and a wonderful name choice - I'm taking in all of these lovely positive birth stories ready for when it's my turn.

katkit1 Sun 11-Nov-12 16:38:10

Lilliana I am now approaching 4 stones of extra weight - midwife thinks there is a lot of fluid in and not perhaps a HUGE baby as we first thought but we'll see. Baby lops to one side in my tummy (like an over sized joey in his pouch - will be 39 weeks tomorrow.

DonnaDoon Sun 11-Nov-12 16:39:31

Yay Shelly Congratulations thanks

TheDetective Sun 11-Nov-12 17:06:34

Bloody hell Shelly! You know how to pop them out grin. Congratulations! I knew it was a boy... felt it in my waters grin. Nice weight too!

Um, no baby here still sad Sorry! I've been doing the food shop after a long lie in again! Just trying to get the energy to go and cook a roast! No DTD here - decided it was pointless doing it at night, when I'm going to sleep... might try it tomorrow day time when DS at school!! I find walking brings on the BH... so plan for tomorrow, shag, walk, chilli for tea!

Time for reverse psychology I'm quite happy being pregnant anyway, baby can stay in as loooooooooooooong as it likes! grin.

I fell asleep on the sofa and when I woke up I was in agony. My hips are killing me. I won't be doing another walk like that in a while.

WaitingForMe Sun 11-Nov-12 17:14:21

For anyone wanting to do hypnosis for perineum massage/DTD we used the exercise where you visualise a control panel with a dial that you turn to numb certain areas upon instruction from this book but I'm sure most of them feature something similar. We numbed my hand, moved the numbness to my cheek and then my fanjo. We plan on doing it if I get a sweep and when I get examined when we get to the birth unit.

I've no idea if it'll work out as hoped but it's one way to pass the time wink

WaitingForMe Sun 11-Nov-12 17:15:50

Oh and congratulations Shelly. Yet another speedy baby!

Cacacaz Sun 11-Nov-12 17:39:56

I'm still here been having contractions for over 12 hours, they are quite regular every 3-4 mins, been to hospital( at dhs insistence, he was worried baby would arrive imminently. I'm back home again as only 1cm dilated angry but I've had a sweep and contractions are considerably more powerful and boy do they take my breath away make me swear so hopefully it won't be much longer. Just had some curry for tea too, hoping that will help speed things up.

Congratulations Shelly what a lovely birth story and quick labour

Congratulations shelley looking forward to pics!

caz sounds promising hope it's not too much longer for you.

ShellyBobbs Sun 11-Nov-12 17:48:52

Thanks everyone grin

I didn't do much to get me started, refused to do much walking, parking as near to the school gates as possible, haven't had sex for about 20 weeks and only been eating fruit, pasta, tomatoes and cheese. Was 40+1. In my defense, I do have a stupidly high tolerance to pain and he was my 4th.

Hubby was convinced he was a girl, but I kept telling him, don't be so sure, the larger majority on mumsnet are having boys it seems. I didn't have a clue either way.

Don't want to leave this thread, I hate having 2 of them, so I bet I'll be on here more than the post-natal one.

Good luck everyone for any overnight babies, sounds like there may be one or two of them grin

Passmethecrisps Sun 11-Nov-12 17:54:43

Hello ladies,

shelly! What an awesome pro you are! My goodness gracious me. It does give me heart that my pootractions might actually have been small contractions.

I have been in since 11:15 and got the gel at about 1pm. My cervix was already far forward, quite long and thin. I got a score of 7 so pretty happy. I got the gel and was monitored for an hour. I ended up not quite making an hour actually as I genuinely thought I was going to pee the bed. DH had to go and get a midwife to unstrap me sharpish as I was so uncomfortable.

Been for a walk round the grounds and am now sitting rolling round ad round on a birthing ball.

MM your question about what a contraction feels like is not daft at all. I am still not certain that I know. I have had one thing that felt line you read in books - an increasing pain/pressure which 'wrapped' round from my lower stomach, round my back and up.

I am being checked at 7:30 when they will decide if I will need more gel. Fingers crossed I don't!

Sorry to hear about your mum apple. It's rubbish when people let you down. Just as well you have such a fab DH.

The hypnotised deed doing made me laugh waiting! DH must feel like king of the world!

Chunkychicken Sun 11-Nov-12 18:21:01

Congrats Shelly.

I've got news too. Baby boy (can't decide on a name yet!!), born 4.10pm at home, weighing 6lb 15oz. Will update more later, currently feeding & doing the phone calls etc.grin

MissMummy1 Sun 11-Nov-12 18:29:08

Congrats chunky - can't wait to hear what name you decide and see a picture!

horseylady Sun 11-Nov-12 18:49:16

Mm I knew when I was having contractions!!!

What shocked me was having them in my back!! I didn't know you could labour in your back?!

Good luck pass - meant to say about pain relief take what you need!!! No one will push you into anything, the mws I dealt with were happy with ne just wanting water and gas and air (I had no paracetamol) I had no choice with the eventual epidural, and I was very anti c section however I happily signed the consent form at the time. As they said in my classes, go in with an open mind, occasionally you will take a detour!! Very true!! I read about everyone else's labours and hear from friends and just think shit about what happened to me. Still, 100 years ago we'd have both died... Thank goodness for modern medicine!! I still have flashbacks and wake in cold sweats over what happened.

georgee Sun 11-Nov-12 18:49:49

Congrats chunky!! Hang on in there cacacaz and Pass! Your little ones will be here in no time. V v exciting!

kissyfur Sun 11-Nov-12 19:22:18

Congrats chunky! smile thanks

katkit1 Sun 11-Nov-12 19:29:10

Congratulations Chunky lovely news.

Congrats chunky lovely news!!

kirrinIsland Sun 11-Nov-12 19:37:09

Congratulations chunky thanks

horsey sounds like you need time to work through what happened - make sure you ask your midwife fo a debrief if you need it.

StuntNun Sun 11-Nov-12 19:42:16

Congratulations Chunky another boy as well! Are all the girls arriving late or are we just heavily skewed towards boys?

I don't agree about two threads being bad. Both threads are moving at very different speeds and the discussions are different on both (apart from the BAs). I think the new mums would struggle to keep up with one big thread!

pikz Sun 11-Nov-12 19:43:36

Congrats chunky and shelley

There are so few left....I am so gonna be here in Dec...

Clarella Sun 11-Nov-12 19:46:10

Huge congratulations shelly and missmummy!!!! Sorry if ive missed anyone, its so exciting!

I am nervously bobbing on and lurking - 38 wks tomorrow, is it normal to have tweaks and a slight dull back ache for a couple of weeks in the run up to due date?

And could someone explain exactly what a pootraction is, trying to work out if thats what i have .... feels a bit like when youve got a gripey tummy, like i need to poo but am usually not, v faint period like cramps too - all this could be explained away by panicked floor scrubbing for health visitor and brisk walk though ;)

Clarella Sun 11-Nov-12 19:47:38

Oh flip baby brain i mean congratulations chunky!

MissMummy1 Sun 11-Nov-12 19:55:04

Sorry clarella - I'm still pregnant! (and destined to be for a while yet envy )

Clarella Sun 11-Nov-12 20:10:10

Yes sorry for mistake - you congratulating chunky got switched in my brain!!

MissMummy1 Sun 11-Nov-12 21:08:52

I'm watching I'm a Celebrity for the first time in 3 years, simply because by the end of the series I bloody better WILL have my baby! And I no longer have a social life or anything else to keep me going for the next few weeks...

katkit1 Sun 11-Nov-12 21:13:22

I had something fake happen after I sorted out the recycling - big faker (just felt like a really mild period paid) - I was probably squashing him.

YellowWellies Sun 11-Nov-12 21:39:30

Woo loving hearing the news about more wee ones! Well done ladies.

Horsey - you had a back to back labour too didn't you? There is no mistaking contractions with one of those bad boys or I'm a total wimp. I knew as soon as we were on our way to hospital - the pains were all in my back rather than the wrap around contractions I'd been having with BH - I knew he was malpositioned just by where I was feeling it. Little sod. Good thing he's gorgeous. I concur with the open mind. Diamorphine kicked the ass out of hypnobirthing in the last six hours I'm afraid. Juju whatsit's birthskills were however amazing for the first ten or so....

TheDetective Sun 11-Nov-12 22:22:56

Congratulations Chunky! I should have given you a prediction grin.

Now, everyone else seems to be having their lovely homebirths, you just know mine is gonna be the one to go tits up!!

I'm going to book tickets for Twilight on Friday. Fuck it. I'll still be upduffed, so there grin. Might even go for the Twiathalon hah!

Can someone remind me next time I go food shopping not to take DS and DP? Even though DP 'only' put 2 extras in the trolley, it still came to £112 for 6 days bloody shopping before his 10% discount. And we didn't get everything needed! shock. I did it for £75 last week FGS!

I've stuffed myself silly with a roast, and still can't move 3 hours later! Ouch! Also managed to burn my hand on the kettle because I tried to turn a plug on at the wall behind the kettle as it was on... why? No one knows. Stupid preggo brain!

Can everyone please stop having babies for one night grin. I need a chance to join the queue!

MissMummy1 Sun 11-Nov-12 22:27:45

Detective I took dh shopping on Tuesday. I usually do a week's food shop for about £50 for the pair of us with a couple of small 'top up' shops inbetween. We spent £145. Only extras I can see we got were washing liquid and dishwasher tabs. Shopping with him was far too stressful. Do all men wander off in tescos or is it just mine?

TheDetective Sun 11-Nov-12 22:31:24

It was just stressful all round.. I'm not normally a public snappy mum behind closed doors only but even DS wound me up to snapping point grin.

The two of them in combination was enough to make me run away screaming! I just couldn't be arsed dragging it out by looking for bargains, or working out the best offers. I just wanted to get in and out.. and that we did in just under an hour, including checkouts! I usually take about 1hr 40 alone!

Moan moan moan is all I got! And all the way round all I could think was 'this time last week I was wandering around here thinking this was probably the last time I'd do this before the baby came'. How wrong can one be?!

At least you may never need to go the shop again with that lot MM?!

MissMummy1 Sun 11-Nov-12 22:36:04

Doubt it. He takes a ridiculous amount of food when he's on nights. I think he must be feeding all his crew too!

TheDetective Sun 11-Nov-12 22:48:29

Oh, I can sympathise with that one!! I take a lot with me on nights! I take snacks for my colleagues too!

There is just something 'different' on nights. I have to graze my way through them!

TheDetective Sun 11-Nov-12 22:48:57

I don't take anything to eat on days though! Strange, huh?!

Iheartpasties Sun 11-Nov-12 23:06:10

shelly congratulations! And I love that you dh had to fill up pans of water, pretty funny!

mm1 my new mantra is that I will be here till the end of Nov, so do not worry about being left here alone!!

My mum arrives here from the UK on the 15th, she sets off from Cornwall on the 13th! Such a mammoth trip, it’s 5 or 6 hours just to get to Heathrow! I know she annoys me but I do feel proud of her, she hates flying but still this is the third time she has come over, to help us out. She flies via Singapore and then arrives in Sydney on Thursday early doors. She’s gunna get a taxi to our place as that makes it nice an easy. I have told her that if we are not in to try the hospital!!

lane81 oh dear, about your tooth! ‘all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth, and a baby’ !!

apple ((hugs)) for the painful hips/spd.

caz good luck.

chunkychicken congratulations!! (another boy on this thread!!)

horsey sorry to hear you are having flash backs and cold sweats, bless you.

Lane81 Sun 11-Nov-12 23:13:11

Ha! pasties I used to sing that when I was small...it's very apt now!

Congratulations chunky another lovely boy!

Congratulations Shelly and chunky thanks

I've been AWOL all day but no exciting action. Most excitement I had today was going to what must be the world's biggest Tesco [loser]

Been to bed but I feel shit so got back up again. Sorry, moan time, I just feel so fed up and antsy and generally not right, like I could just have a big cry. I am so over being pregnant.

Detective I'm going to go for the midnight showing. I went to the Twiathlon last year, it was hard work.

I'm now on the sofa with my duvet and pillow watching 'You've got mail', hoping it will make me feel less crappy sad

Iheartpasties Sun 11-Nov-12 23:25:19

I find some days that I wake up ready for the day and calm and all 'whatever happens will happen', then other days (with no warning) I'm all 'argh argh and double argh' at everything and everyone. So far today I feel calm. I've just stuck on the second load of washing, I've been sweeping the floors, and mn-ing! Off for a shower now.

DD can have 15 mins of tv (yeah right, it'll be more than that by the day is out!!).

IHeart I must be having your argh day then grin
Just couldn't be bothered with being pregnant today. I feel a bit deflated and tired. Hopefully tomorrow will be a calm, whatever happens day

TheDetective Sun 11-Nov-12 23:34:31

I'm just fed up with life now! I think I wake up on the wrong side of the bed every day lately!


MissMummy1 Sun 11-Nov-12 23:41:49

I'm fed up of being sick all the time. Of being the size of a whale. Of not being able to sleep lying down, ergo no sleep for mm1. And worst of all, being so damn dependant on other people!

MissMummy1 Sun 11-Nov-12 23:45:18

Also, I realised yesterday that although I have my driveway back, I can't actually park on it. It's more of a carport under our house than an actual open driveway and I'm physically too big and immobile to squeeze out between the car and the side wall of our house blush My next door neighbour asked me if I was still parking on the street because i was couldn't reverse the car in mysoginistic bastard angry

Chunkychicken Sun 11-Nov-12 23:48:41

OMG after pains are a BITCH!!! Have taken Paracetomol, even had a small glass of bubbly, but it still hurts!! angry

Chunkychicken Sun 11-Nov-12 23:51:54

Oh but thanks everyone for the congrats!!! thanks

TheDetective Sun 11-Nov-12 23:56:19

Ibuprofen Chunky if not allergic/asthmatic or no other contraindications!

And a hot water bottle smile

OMG MM I think i'd have punched him the mood i'm in. If it helps i'm making DH chaufeur me everywhere as I can't be arsed it's too uncomfortable to drive.
Also, saw you on a thread, didn't realise you're nearly 21, for some reason I thought you were a bit older. Not that it matters, just makes me feel old grin DH and I have a similar age gap

Oh and Detective, my finger went it. Haven't had a show yet, but couldn't feel a plug although I suppose that could be further in.

Hmmm, now it seems like i've spent the day marvelling at the size of Tesco, being grumpy and inspecting my own cervix, I do have a life honestly grin

TheDetective Mon 12-Nov-12 00:09:11

I don't. My life has stopped!

My days consist of grumping around the house or shopping for mundane shit. Or the school run. Bah humbug.

After the possible shag/walk/chilli combo tomorrow I might right christmas cards.

This is the life hmm.

If you could get one finger in, its probably about 1cm, was there room to wiggle said finger about?! You wouldn't feel a 'show' as such! Don't worry!

I always see you on threads Fatima in fact I have been seeing lots of the Nov ladies on other threads. It always seems strange grin.

TheDetective Mon 12-Nov-12 00:10:03

OMG! Right?! Write. Dumb ass preggo brain strikes again hmm.

I was thinking of writing christmas cards too and sorting through photos if I can be bothered.

I used to lurk a lot on thread but i've started to be a big brave girl and actually post on some of them

Iheartpasties Mon 12-Nov-12 01:18:46

chunky glass of bubbles!! that sounds heavenly!!

I have not been in the garage for about a year (it feels like that anyway) because the car is very snug in our garage and ther is no way on earth I can fit in there and try and open a door, dh has always had to get the car out for me, and the last 2 weeks he's had the car anyway, so he can nip home quickly when things start up for me. Argh!! I wish now we had not planned ahead and been sensible because this baby is not coming, and would have probably come by now if we had been unorganised!!!??? I'm not gunna do a thing for the next one and be totally unorganised!!!!!

It's hard to write chrimbo cards to be honest (I've posted a few already) because I had to sign them 'and bump' at the end!!

Iheartpasties Mon 12-Nov-12 01:19:30

fatima 1cm, that is pretty good!! and wow, just wow that you can reach your own cervix.

Iheartpasties Mon 12-Nov-12 01:22:21

mm1 rude neighbour! He would have got shown two fingers from me!!

Clarella Mon 12-Nov-12 02:42:48

Tmi sorry ( i think) When you ladies talk about pootractions what do you mean?

Cacacaz Mon 12-Nov-12 02:46:45

Back at hospital 3 cm dilated, contractions painful but I'm coping right now! Be back when I'm a mummy grin

Chunkychicken Mon 12-Nov-12 02:59:31

Good luck cacacaz smile

Pootractions = painful BH type tightenings that turn out to be eased/caused by having/needing a poo Clarella. Basically another way your body taunts you in the last few wks of birth.

Oh and thank you Detective wasn't sure if I could take ibuprofen now. Is it ok if breastfeeding? p.s. am keeping my fingers crossed for your HB.

Clarella Mon 12-Nov-12 03:44:31

Good luck cazcaz ! smile

Ah thanks, yes have those and weetractions too, but also getting feeling like need poo and in lower back and dont so thinking some niggling going on (though well aware could continue to edd in 2 weeks grin

Iheartpasties Mon 12-Nov-12 05:07:38

chunky you can take some pain medication with breastfeeding, i cannot remember which one it is, you should be able to ask someone - is there a breastfeeding hotline you can ring??

I get wee-tractions the worst, feels like my bladder is really really full but i might only be a trickle! And nd i get poo-tractions!!

Anyway I have just phone dh at work and asked him to come home, i think things might be kicking off slightly, but i am 100% unsure.

kirrinIsland Mon 12-Nov-12 05:52:34

Ooh, exciting pasties

Think things are kicking off here as well haven't said that before! getting some fairly regular painful contractions in the last hour...

I can't sleep. Had some really painful tightenings but they aren't regular enough yet. I'm such a wuss, don't know if I can do this.

StuntNun Mon 12-Nov-12 06:17:46

Good luck Cacacaz and Pasties.

Chunky ibuprofen is fine to take when breastfeeding as only minimal quantities pass into your breastmilk. If you're worried ask your GP or Dr Google.

Every 10 mins at the moment. DP is snoring away oblivious to my groans.

Good luck pasties and kirrin. How regular are yours?

StuntNun Mon 12-Nov-12 06:38:23

If the contractions are regular it looks like the real thing Apple. We could have a whole pile of babies today! I'm crossing my legs at the moment as I have an ENT appointment and saxophone lesson today. After that baby can arrive any time!

Chunkychicken Mon 12-Nov-12 06:43:35

Oooh good luck pasties kirrin & Apple.

As my Mum said yesterday, to my DH's call giving them a heads up, it may well be a false alarm but equally, its got to be the real thing at some point. If they stop when you move, then its not established contractions I think they say. I tried using an app on my phone to time without concentrating too hard on it iyswim, but my phone needed charging so it was plugged in, in one room, & I was busy elsewhere, so cannot categorically say what they were like!!

Chunkychicken Mon 12-Nov-12 06:45:49

And thanks stunt I guess it would make sense, but didn't want to assume given how careful you have to be with ibuprofen/aspirin in pg. Different reasons though I suppose... MW is coming over later, can ask her too, but also think there's an online directory or something you can check.

Good luck to all the ladies having contractions, can't wait for more babies to join us!

Dixiebell Mon 12-Nov-12 07:38:55

Good luck everyone who's having action...maybe lots of 12/11/12 babies today? My day consists of taking DS to messy play, trip to health visitor (why? Dunno, apparently all pg women get an appt, but it's annoyingly right at lunch/nap time for DS). Then entertaining a toddler for rest of day...gonna be tired tonight! 38 weeks tomorrow, so still here for a few weeks I predict.

MissMummy1 Mon 12-Nov-12 07:44:41

Fatima I've been doing exactly the same lurking on threads for ages and only now am I brave enough to be opinionated! A lot of people think I'm much older. Don't know if that's a good thing or not hmm. It was never ever in our game plan (so it were) to have a baby so young, but as it turns out the timing is pretty perfect. In an ideal world we would have had another puppy to amuse ourselves with for a few years but my bodyclock had other ideas! grin

TheDetective Mon 12-Nov-12 08:00:33

I've not slept well at all. Still in bed. DP doing school run. Urghhhhh sad

ditsygem Mon 12-Nov-12 08:56:02

Not sure if something is happening here or if I just have a bit of a stomach bug.
I woke every hour in the night for a wee (usually its once ever 2 hours or so) and then at 5am started waking with cramps, a bit like period pains or BM cramps. these were coming every 7 minutes so I thought maybe these were contractions and tried to doze between them.
got up at 7am when DH went to work and had a shower - (TMI alert!) had a couple of loose BM's since then accompanied with cramps and the pain is a bit more constant now I think rather then being in waves, but still with waves of more intense cramps. I'm also very hot and sweating with the cramps as they come. Just not sure if this is a sign of labour starting or just a bug! (I'm 40+1 by the way). I guess time will tell.
Good luck to everyone else who is having signs! I wonder if we have had any more babies over night?

TheDetective Mon 12-Nov-12 09:06:47

Is it wrong that I have found something else to make me worry?!

I'm having sweats at the thought of going back to work when this baby will be just over 5 months old. How the actual fuck am I going to do it? Working full time doing a mix of early lates and nights, it is going to kill me. I can't see how I can do it. But I have no choice, it's that or be unable to pay for the mortgage or any bills quite frankly .

Why am I lying here worrying about that now? WHY!! I know DP will be off for the following 3 months but I still don't see how I will cope especially breastfeeding. I'm actually considering not breastfeeding now so that we can share everything equally from the start confused because I sure as hell won't be able to breastfeed in the night between a late and early, or to wake up in the day when I'm on nights to do it. Buggering bollocks.

blonderthanred Mon 12-Nov-12 09:15:42

Detective, I have to go back to work at 6 months, planning to express so DH can share feeding but only after a month or 6 weeks or so. It is all a worry but you are clearly one of the most capable and competent people on here so I'm sure you will make it work as long as you have the support we all need and give each other. Don't Panic!

StuntNun Mon 12-Nov-12 09:15:53

Chunky I did look it up because I want to start taking anti-inflammatories as soon as baby's born because of my slipped disc etc. Minimal amounts do pass into the breastmilk so it just depends on whether you're comfortable with that or not.

MM there are advantages to having children when you're younger, e.g. easier to deal with sleepless nights. I had my first at 26 and it was a breeze compared to now at 36 where it's taking a much greater toll on me.

Lane81 Mon 12-Nov-12 09:22:08

Wow! Sounds like lots more babies! Good luck cacacaz pasties and apple!!

40+3 today and no signs, here for the long haul!

ToManyDicksOnTheDancefloor Mon 12-Nov-12 09:22:49

Morning everyone. I'm feeling a bit dicky today and DH was up in the night with pootractions do it can't be labour! Filled the birth pool yesterday and had a soak in in, at least now it won't be unused if we don't get it filled in time for labour.

Try not to worry detective, I went back full time when DC was 6 months last time and was still breastfeeding. We introduced a bottle really early, about three weeks and I expressed the dream feed. She would take breast or bottle then. I'm worrying about labour now, the pain of last time keeps coming back to me sad

TheDetective Mon 12-Nov-12 09:27:04

Thank you blush I don't feel competent in the slightest!! Anything but...!!

I'm going to bury my head back in the sand for a bit longer! I went back to college when DS was just 6 months, but that was 2 1/2 days a week, and far less stressful than work!

I've just rang the community midwives. Sweep tomorrow afternoon smile the sooner he comes the longer he gets with his mummy I suppose!!

DP is making me eggy bread to cheer me up!

TheDetective Mon 12-Nov-12 09:28:47

Ok so eggy bread isn't what I was expecting... He forgot the milk in it! Doesn't everyone put milk in with the eggs?! Surely it isn't just me!

Brockle Mon 12-Nov-12 09:40:11

detective you are so capable you will be able to make it work. Establish expressing early on and just play BFing by ear when you go back to work. I went back after seven months with DS1 and it just took a while for us to settle into a routine.

Trying to keep myself busy but running out of things to do!Also trying not to be a grumpy cow all of the time. That is v hard. Want to walk but it is sodding raining!

Izzybuzzybuzzybees Mon 12-Nov-12 09:45:49

I tried to pm you detective but it won't let me on my phone. I just wanted to thank you so much for the footmuff you posted me. It's fabulous, my hubby is very impressed with it as am I. It has been well used already and DS hasn't been out all that much.

Looks like alot of contractions happening ands maybe babies. I've lost track of this thread completely so not even sure who is still waiting on babies!

Still getting tightenings but they are no closer together than they were several hours ago so perhaps a false alarm? sad I want my baby.

detective my auntie is going back to work next week and she has a 5 month old. She has expressed from quite early on for that reason. Perhaps it's something you should consider?

Lilliana Mon 12-Nov-12 10:03:01

Congratulations Chunky and Shelly!

I want to see twilight too but no way will DH take me, guess I will have to wait until it's out on DVD.

LO is still back to back YW / Horsey / anyone else is it really that much worse?! Having a general panic about giving birth - been on all fours and bouncing on my ball but despite lots of movements it won't turn round!

Sounds like we are going to have some more babies soon - good luck everyone x

kirrinIsland Mon 12-Nov-12 10:11:08

Birth announcement !

Baby girl -nadia - born this morning. Very quick, only just got to the hospital in time. All well :-)

kissyfur Mon 12-Nov-12 10:12:54

Oo good luck to everyone who things are happening for!

Cracking migraine here this morning, probably brought on by another rubbish nights sleep! 39 weeks today! 3 days til my ELCS, all seems very real now and tbh I'm a bit scared! blush keep having morbid thoughts of what could happen, think I need a slap!

kissyfur Mon 12-Nov-12 10:13:29

X post Kirrin! Huge congrats smile x

MissMummy1 Mon 12-Nov-12 10:16:59

Yay congrats kirrin!

Bless you detective - I lie awake worrying about all manner of things. It's horrible. I plan to establish expressing early on (no doubt will be on here asking for lots of help!) so dh can share in the feeds, and then IF I go back to work (albeit I'm fortunate enough not to be in a hurry, and at this rate have no work to actually go back to hmm ) it shouldn't be too much stress.

DH is worrying about when he goes back to work how much he is going to miss out. I have to remind him how damn lucky he is.compared with most men! He'll be off until after new year, works alternate weeks and nights and has a whole week off in every three! About to be 2 weeks in every 4. The man has it made.

Seconding what everyone else has said, you are one of the strongest women on here and if anyone can make it work, it's you xxx

MissMummy1 Mon 12-Nov-12 10:18:13

*alternate weeks of days and nights

pikz Mon 12-Nov-12 10:23:34

Congrats kirrin fabulous news.

Nothing happening here. 39 weeks tomorrow.

Thinking if i plan loads of stuff that needs cancelling he will turn up!

dectective I concur on the strong and competent. From my experience of friends going back to work they expressed no bottle fed from early on so baby would take both.

I am lucky I can take a year all things being well and money being ok. It is so hard to juggle though.

Congrats kirrin!! Great news smile which hospital did you go to?

pikz Mon 12-Nov-12 10:25:07

Oh and QQ is 39 weeks a good time to get a couple of feeding bras?

WaitingForMe Mon 12-Nov-12 10:29:33

That was a sudden influx of babies! Congratulations all.

Right now I absolutely do NOT want this baby to come. I had a cold start at the beginning of the weekend and last night called triage because I was coughing so much I'd thrown up and was giving myself really painful BHs each time. I'm now taking codeine (very trippy after 9 months of nothing but the odd paracetamol) which is preventing me from coughing as triage don't want me starting labour this way. I need to get better fast or I'll have a horrible time of things sad

Lilliana Mon 12-Nov-12 10:44:13

Great news Kirrin, congratulations x

kirrinIsland Mon 12-Nov-12 11:07:55

Thanks all!

DH I'm at WHH . Not bad but your room sounded nicer !

detective you will be fine. Breastfeed for as long as works for you, and agree with everyone else - if anyone can do this, you can.

Iheartpasties Mon 12-Nov-12 11:14:09

Baby girl, named Bryher, born this afto, at 6.25ish, 3.610kgs. I'm happy, but hoping to sleep now!

kirrin I did have a lovely room, ill get a pic up on fb of it soon. Dh was a bit snap happy with the camera when we got there! Hope you're enjoying lovely newborn cuddles smile

pasties congratulations!

kissyfur Mon 12-Nov-12 11:20:51

Congratulations pasties! Hope you get some sleep x

I wrote a long post then mn decided to go offline.

A bit fed up as everything has tailed off now but hopefully it's a good sign and means it will be days rather than weeks. It's my due date Friday so fingers crossed. Got told off by my parents for not calling them at 4.30 to let them know but I'm glad I didn't now because it would have been for nothing.

Congrats kirrin and pasties thanks some little girls to even things up.

MissMummy1 Mon 12-Nov-12 12:06:10

Woo pasties congrats! Lovely lovely name. thanks

Hope you feel better soon waiting and fc things ramp up again quickly apple!

I stupidly pulled the short straw and agreed to sit in with my gran today to stop her being talked into buying a new boiler. I love her dearly but she's become so negative and is driving me mad. She has nothing nice to say about anyone (including complete strangers) and has spent the whole 20 mins I've been here running me down. I know I'm being oversensitive and hormonal, she's old and probably not got long left so it's understandable she's probably a bit depressed. Fact is she shouldn't be living on her own any more but she's too stubborn to accept she needs help. Sorry for offloading, it's just a tricky situation and I'm fed up of the rest of my family pretending it's not happening.

Chunkychicken Mon 12-Nov-12 12:24:15

Congrats kirrin & pasties on the speedy arrival of your girls!! smile

Lane81 Mon 12-Nov-12 12:42:30

Congrats kirrin and pasties they seemed to arrive v quickly!!

apple sure it's a sign that things are on their way, and at least your not overdue yet.

Wow, so many babies this weekend! I have fixed my tooth so am ready now!

Congratulation Kirrin and Pasties thanks <adds to spreadsheet>
Massively jealous, I want mine to come now envy

I woke up feeling a bit less glum than last night. Was short lived though.
Spoke to my friend, i'd mentioned a couple of weeks ago that a friends Dad was in ICU seriously ill. Well he lost his fight yesterday at 58 years old, leaving behind two gorgeous grandchildren that he doted on sad Feel awful and had a bit of a cry. My friend wants my baby to get a wriggle on so we can have a bit of happiness and so she can have newborn snuggles to cheer her up

ShellyBobbs Mon 12-Nov-12 12:53:15

Congrats kirrin and pasties!

Detective Making decisions like that when you are knackered and hormonal is not the right time, you will work round it if you have to ((hugs))

StuntNun Mon 12-Nov-12 13:06:39

Congratulations Kirrin and Pasties!

Don't be too downhearted Apple, all those tightenings will have been working to get your cervix into a more favourable state.

Prepare to be dead jealous but I've just found a four pack of fullsize Crunchies in the cupboard. DH bought them but they're mine now. wink

Oooh Stuntnun, I think I may have to go raid our snack cupboard for a double decker.

Having some cramps but I think they may just be pootractions

How do I know if this is the real thing? I'm getting strong pains again and it's like a band going across my stomach under my bump. I have to stop what I'm doing and concentrate on my breathing techniques to get through them. They seem to be getting a bit closer together now but this has been going on since about 4.30 this morning so I'm confused. I don't want to go into hospital and get sent home again.

Lane81 Mon 12-Nov-12 13:59:46

How far apart are they apple? I really am not an expert but I would probably judge on frequency and think if its quite far apart, it's 'practice' ones but maybe call your midwife?

I downloaded an app on the iPad and they are averaging about 7 minutes in between now. Have been timing them for an hour.

Clarella Mon 12-Nov-12 14:01:50

Congratulations kirrin and pasties! smile

Apples - i am a novice but could you call someone? Is the hospital far - if so is there any way your local mw could gave a look?

Being a little ambassador from the dec thread (my edd is 26th nov but wound up there after date confusion) - the xmas ladies are loving the description of pootractions and some are getting them, but we did have an early baby at about 32 weeks and his mum had those feelings and then was 4cm dilated. She had a lot of bh though and i think some were painful. How long have some of you been getting pootractions and how do you tell the difference (or is that a how long is a piece of string thing?!) Sorry to be annoying naive first timer!

Clarella Mon 12-Nov-12 14:02:34

<have> a look

apple Could you ahem have a feel?

is everybody busy giving birth?! envy

pikz Mon 12-Nov-12 14:55:51

I'm not sad I'm bouncing on my ball...

Me too
Contemplating doing some housework, see if that will get things moving

StuntNun Mon 12-Nov-12 14:59:35

No sign here at 40+4 but I'm having curry for dinner!

pikz Mon 12-Nov-12 15:02:09

Curry and DTD I think tonight...might try some housework too Fatima. Stunt were all your other DC late?

I bet this is the start of a ridiculously long labour. We haven't had many of those have we? So law of averages says we are due one and knowing my luck it will be me. I haven't got the energy for it.

Don't really know what I'm feeling for blush

I will just muddle through unless the intervals get really short or they get more painful. I want to stay home as long as possible anyway.

ShellyBobbs Mon 12-Nov-12 15:24:54

Apple, even I didn't know yesterday if they were or not until things really revved up. When that happens, there is NO mistaking labour.

Fingers crossed for you x

georgee Mon 12-Nov-12 15:41:29

Fingers crossed for a lovely smooth and swiftish labour for you apple. Personally I have no idea how it feels when it gets going naturally - hoping to find out this time - so you're doing better than me already!

Hurrah for your lovely births pasties and kirrin! Hurrah for a couple of girls too! There have been so many boys!

It really feels as if it's getting quite echoey in this antenatal thread, everyone's off to post-natal! I will definitely be here for ages. But this is good as far as I'm concerned - like Waiting I'd prefer to get any germs fairly far behind me before the baby is here. And I need to write all my Christmas cards. Three weeks (which is what I'm estimating for when mine arrives) still seems quite close!

MM here's a question I've been meaning to ask you - if you had a Valentine's conception, surely you'd be due earlier? When was your LMP? Mine was 23 Feb (ie after Valentine's) and I think we conceived around the beginning of March. My EDD is 25 November but I think 29 November. Or maybe you had a late Valentine's celebration cos of DH being away at sea ... that would make sense (I'm really not trying to pry into your sex life, I'm just wondering if you're due earlier than you've been told!).

MissMummy1 Mon 12-Nov-12 16:00:20

Yes georgee I should have mentioned we celebrated it a week or so late as we were both working opposite ends of the country! I do think they've dated me a bit late too given that was the ONLY time we did it until the end of March when I moved down here permanently. My periods were all over the place at the time as well and I was taking the pill so they've gone solely on scan dates. Pry away, it's been very unexciting this past 8/9 months blush !

More babies arriving soon hopefully then!

I've just been to asda and got the last 4 pack of crunchies for £1! I'm not even preg anymore but still want them grin

katkit1 Mon 12-Nov-12 16:16:27

I'm wondering if anyone is in the same boat as me please, I had my 39 week midwife appointment today and I'm now measuring 42 weeks, I am being sent for another scan to check if I have too much fluid (she thinks the baby is "normal sized" and I have perhaps too much fluid - I made the mistake of looking up possible reasons on the internet which hasn't really helped.

georgee Mon 12-Nov-12 16:20:31

MM - Aha that makes sense. Just that they dated me (I think) 9 days out with DD, it is possible I think (they say it's not possible to be out by more than 5 days but like you I was pretty sure of dates the first time round because it was the week before we got married, I was commuting to London from Edinburgh, and there wasn't much chance to DTD. I felt sure of my ovulation date so I jumped him just before getting on the train South!). Not wanting to give false hope or anything but it is possible for the scan dates to be a bit out.

Don't migrate to the new thread just yet though eh! Although there might come a point at which the rest of us will have to jump ship to the post-natal anyway maybe once there are just two or three of us - we'll just have to promise to be nice and sedate for the sleep-deprived mums ...

Lane81 Mon 12-Nov-12 16:21:29

i think that's a good plan apple, i would wait and see if they get more frequent, then go in.

sorry kitkat i'm the opposite, measuring 37 at 40+ weeks...think that's why i'm overdue...come on baby!

MissMummy1 Mon 12-Nov-12 16:24:43

Anytime after next monday is fine for me! However I really do think I'm in for the long haul and have resigned myself to a December baby. Yes, lets wait till there's only 3 of us and then jump ship! (although my 24/7 sickness is making me very sleep deprived so I can only sympathise with them - maybe this is my body's way of preparing me for sleepless nights?!)

Brockle Mon 12-Nov-12 16:30:44

Just gone in to be monitored as baby been v quiet for last two days. All good so just need him to move south now!

Brockle Mon 12-Nov-12 16:30:45

Just gone in to be monitored as baby been v quiet for last two days. All good so just need him to move south now!

MM ahh late valentines celebrations. After reading georgees post I got confused too. I'm due 6 days before you but definately conceived on 2nd march. That explains it though.
Love how we're wondering about each others sex lives smile

kat Could the baby have moved in to a position that's pushe the bump out more? So then it measures bigger? Not sure if that's possible just pondering. When's the scan?

I now have the crappy task of trying to find a dress for a funeral that's suitable for being either 39 weeks pregnant or with a newborn. Any suggestions? Should I purchase one of each and send whichever I don't wear back? Might have to pluck up the courage to start a thread in S&B

Afternoon ladies

Congrats * Kirrin & Pasties*

I have news!!! After a sweep on Saturday I ticked over until going in Sunday afternoon -

Dottie Sylvia Blossom was born at 02:16 this morning weighing in at a very respectable 7lbs 2oz, she has lots of blond hair and is very gorgeous!!!! Laboured in the pool but had her on land!!! Big brother (13) & sister (7) are in love and are already arguing over who holds her for how long!!!! Just waiting for Dottie to have a final good blood sugar then we can go home yay!!!!!!

Good luck to those who are still waiting to pop xxx

Lane81 Mon 12-Nov-12 16:43:31

Congratulations glenda love the name!!

There really aren't many left on the stats list now! Fatima I'm so sorry for your loss, I would purchase one of each and send back, its really tricky not knowing whether you will have given birth or not. lets hope your baby arrives soon to give everyone something positive to focus on,

StuntNun Mon 12-Nov-12 16:48:39

Pikz my other two arrived at 40+1 so I don't know what this one's hanging around for!

Congratulation Glenda! What a fab name!

Thanks Lane81

kissyfur Mon 12-Nov-12 16:53:42

Congrats glenda! thanks

pikz Mon 12-Nov-12 17:10:57

Congrats glenda

katkit I measured 40 at 38 midwife said could be a million things and not to worry.

kalidasa Mon 12-Nov-12 17:47:50

I'm still here and doubt I'll be going anytime soon. Have spent really grim day entirely in bed due to horrendous sickness - yesterday evening I threw up with so little warning I only just missed a pile of washing up (nice!).

My TMI question for the day - can the rest of you who are still waiting feel the hard roundness of the baby's head through the wall of your vagina? I've noticed in the last few days that I can if I put a finger inside and just wondering if that means the baby has engaged as he must be quite low.

MissMummy1 Mon 12-Nov-12 18:36:45

Congrats glenda ! Beautiful name. Your older two sound besotted, bless them!

Sympathies on the sickness front kali. Mine is constant. It's so debilitating some days sad.

Well the muppet DH has gone to work without his lifejacket. God knows what he expects me to do about it considering he's taken my car tonight. Yet somehow he's insinuating it's my fault. Useless twunt. angry

kirrinIsland Mon 12-Nov-12 18:47:23

Congratulations pasties and glenda grin

katkit1 Mon 12-Nov-12 18:49:44

Thanks Fatima and Pikz - scan may be tomorrow or day after, will hear tomorrow when the appointment will be. I shouldn't have looked at the internet - got myself into quite a flap. I feel like my logic is starting to return now. It may be that the measurements are wrong or my dates are wrong or the baby has moved rather than the dramatic first thought that something is very wrong.

Izzybuzzybuzzybees Mon 12-Nov-12 19:12:27

Just caught up. Hope everyone waiting on babies is doing ok x

Dixiebell Mon 12-Nov-12 19:17:56

MM, your DP makes me laugh! He needs some kind of checklist by the front door doesn't he? Seems like he can't leave the house at all without forgetting something crucial! Have a picture in my mind of him driving off to hospital leaving you at home in labour someday soon...!

Congrats to new babies.

I am knackered after entertaining DS all day. Was really looking forward to day to myself tomorrow, then childminder rang to cancel tomorrow bcs of tummy bug. Argh!!!!!!! Why? So annoying. Wanted to cry actually as I just want to relax, do some online Xmas shopping and sleep. Now have to entertain 2yo for a whole day again.

Dixiebell Mon 12-Nov-12 19:22:20

katkit, also would have thought v v unlikely anything seriously wrong that hadn't been picked up much earlier in scans. I think those measurements are really variable anyway, I'm sure they measure from a different place each time!

Iheartpasties Mon 12-Nov-12 19:26:45

I think I managed a little bit of sleep!! A tiny bit ! I'll try and catch up now

MissMummy1 Mon 12-Nov-12 19:27:08

Worryingly dixie I see that happening too.... He's as laid back and forgetful as I am neurotic and control freak!

jenbird Mon 12-Nov-12 20:12:46

I'm still here too! 39 weeks tomorrow with no real signs. Slightly concerned I haven't got time to have a baby so it will just stay in there forever. I will cry if I make it to December!
Congratulations to all those who have had babies in the last few days. Everyone seems to have had positive stories too.
I have had a hectic few days. Did roast dinner for 9 yesterday, went to my son's beavers parade , did the ironing for 2 hrs and then worked until 10 once the children were in bed. Could hardly move by the end of it! Had a much more chilled day today although had to pick dd up from school this morning as she was sick. Feeling like a crap parent at the moment. Can't wait to feel normal again.

Congrats glenda great name too!

Chunkychicken Mon 12-Nov-12 20:18:10

Congrats Glenda.

Finally settled on a first name for Chunkychick - Aaron. Just got to come up with a middle name now... smile

MissMummy1 Mon 12-Nov-12 20:30:29

Aaron -love it! I taught a lovely wee P1 called Aaron last year!!

I've started writing christmas cards tonight because I am ridiculously bored . Feels strange writing them but not signing them! Here's hoping I don't lose the pen I'm using before December! Excited to use my tesco vouchers to buy decorations and some bits and pieces on Friday! I normally hate christmas and all the hassle that goes with it but I am so excited to spend it with my own little family this year and start some new traditions of our own! This will be the first year dp and I have spent it together too as we've both gone home to our own families for the last 3 years. Decided on making up hampers for our parents this year as all 3 sets of them (both my mum and dad have remarried) are impossible to buy for. Suggestions of what to stick in them greatly welcome!

MissMummy1 Mon 12-Nov-12 20:31:49

Wow, exclamation mark overload! I must be excited!!

Detective are you silently stalking or having a baby? Your quiet periods get me far too excited for you.

georgee Mon 12-Nov-12 21:29:08

Hi all, just a quickie to say that I've noticed from the Facebook page that cacacaz has had a little boy, Murray, at about 1pm today. I thought I'd missed her announcement here but I don't think she posted! He's a cutie! Scoot across and have a look.

Congrats glenda, wonderful news!

shinyblackgrape Mon 12-Nov-12 21:30:39

Hi all - please may I join in? I was on one if the very early threads but couldn't keep up. Baby due on 24 November so 38+2 today.

I have terrible insomnia do should have time to keep up now overnight.

Hope all well and congrats to those who have had their babies!

Clarella Mon 12-Nov-12 21:36:27

Hi shiny, im a lazy nov threader as been mainly on dec thread - however mild panic setting in! Due 2 days after you. My insomnia is bad too, just dont seem to have an off switch at the mo!

Love Aaron too - i have never taught an Aaron in 11 years actually!