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December 2012- mass eviction.

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Honeycantthinkofanxmasnickname Sun 09-Dec-12 11:03:55

Babies are coming out fast!

JoJoB77 Sun 09-Dec-12 11:12:20

Morning ladies, marking place smile

Congratulations stacey and brooke!

Not a lot happening here but then i do still have a week to go until i'm due grin

FriendofDorothy Sun 09-Dec-12 11:15:01

I am trying to be patient but finding it hard with all these babies making their appearances!

Stacks Sun 09-Dec-12 11:15:20

Marking my place. Due date today, think I'm going to spend it putting up my Christmas tree and wrapping presents. Certainly no signs of anything else happening!

I'm going to get my dad to deliver out Christmas tree once we're home which will be tomorrow at the latest....

PurplePidjChickIsNotTheMessiah Sun 09-Dec-12 11:39:55

Marking place <nosy>

ISpyDingDongMerrilyOnHigh Sun 09-Dec-12 11:40:20

Just marking my place. Wonder who will be the first arrival on this thread.

2blessed Sun 09-Dec-12 11:40:56

Marking my place, due 2 weeks today!!

Still in the middle of delivery mayhem, off for a long walk as it looks quite nice out then back in to scrub floors.

kate2boysandabump Sun 09-Dec-12 11:42:15

Congratulations Stacey and Brooke thanks

I want a nice quick one like you and during the day too COD I've laboured overnight both times before and it is very tiring. Your little girl sounds like she's very accomodating smile

I'm going to decorate my Christmas tree today and do the rest of the house. The boys want a tree in their room too, if only ds2 would remember that if you put all the baubles on one side it will fall down hmm

My boys can't reach all the way round for a hug anymore sad To cheer me up ds2 said 'you're not fat mommy, just round like a snowman' hmm I felt much better after that little gem grin

Clarella Sun 09-Dec-12 11:48:18

That's so sweet Kate!

itsMYNutella Sun 09-Dec-12 11:50:12

kate that sounds sweet! Bless, he meant it in a nice way grin

Thanks for the new thread Honey!

Making Christmas errr things hmm today - sorry to all GDers! But it's huge here in Germany and I've realised that we don't really have any British equivalent so I'm making what takes my fancy. We're off to friends later so that's why I'm baking.

Clarella Sun 09-Dec-12 11:54:55

Mince pies nutella? Ooooo you could make nutella favoured ones smile Xx

gilsbubbles Sun 09-Dec-12 12:06:52

Morning ladies and welcome to all the new snuggly bundles. I'm 7d over now and coming to terms with probably being induced next week rather than the chilled water birth I'd hoped for.
Got a very close friend who's an obstetric consultant and gave me some good info about possible age related issues with going more than 10d over. Had made me have a wee think, and I'm going to be cautious and opt for earlier induction rather than hold out longer in the hope of an ideal birth which may not happen anyway.

Can remember who was talking about irrational crying...I'm up to about 3 times a day, and usually can't even tell DP why I'm crying, patience of a saint.

Hormonalhell Sun 09-Dec-12 12:07:05

Marking my place too...just getting out of bed blush going to have a bath then hit the German market smile

Hormonalhell Sun 09-Dec-12 12:08:53

I'm so not surprised u crying gils I just cannot comprehend getting to how far u have. I'm in so much pain now and still have 3 weeks to go!

Hello, still pregnant here although had a few contractions on motorway yesterday which put the fear of God into Dp!
Must scrub floor in a minute

kate2boysandabump Sun 09-Dec-12 12:23:55

It's me that keeps crying blush I cried again yesterday when a friend brought flowers for me, to cheer me up after I'd cried over her in the playground the day before. It getting a bit blush to be sobbing all the time.

Hormonalhell Sun 09-Dec-12 12:28:30

Awww kate very emotional time for us heavily pregnant insomniacal beached whales!! grin

pmgkt Sun 09-Dec-12 12:29:54

Marking place. Congrats to everyone with babies and good luck to the lucky ones in labour. Although I'm in hospital I've got a head ache so not living on my phone to keep up with posts.

Anyway update for me. The same doctor as yesterday came around this morning and dh was here so able to ask lots of questions. He is sounding happier to consider 39 weeks and feels that would be s better balance however my consultant is a different person who I will see tomorrow, so trying not get my hopes up.

Clarella Sun 09-Dec-12 12:30:37

Sorry your low gils <hugs> don't forget those horrid hormones making it worse. I think that was the stuff that really confused me. Had a big wobble yesterday when he went quiet and I thought shit should I have gone for the Friday , how could I forgive myself if something happened?? (Went for drive and got the usual excited pummelling) going from being prepared and sometimes actually excited for the totally unexpected to choosing a baby's birthday from a menu but weighing up the associated pros and cons really did my head in. Both Dh and I said it's sort of made us lose sight of what we're aiming for - our first child!!!! counting kicks like billy-o. And yes ideas of water births.... !!!

Clarella Sun 09-Dec-12 12:33:19

<hugs for Kate too>

Hope your consultant feels the same pmgkt. Keep getting those second and third opinions hon.

MyDaydream Sun 09-Dec-12 12:39:01

I'm crying a lot too, usually when I'm awake at night and just need sleep and everything just seems ten times work. Spend all day feeling exhausted, heavy eyed and yawning then as soon as I go to bed I'm wide awake.

itsMYNutella Sun 09-Dec-12 12:42:25

pmgkt at least it sounds like there might be some flexibility in it. Good that you could ask more questions and FX consultant has time for a chat / outs your mind more at ease tomorrow.... hope they don't have a total god complex

Clarella my mincemeat is very precious, I do have a jar full but will not be spoiling adapting it with Nutella... Plus I think trying to explain what mince pies are will be confusing enough grin oh if I only I had the bits for a steak and kidney pudding! wink if I get round to mince pies I'll probably be enjoying them all on my own smile at the mo <whispers>... I'm just making biccies

itsMYNutella Sun 09-Dec-12 12:48:13

Oh, yes to bonkers hormonal crying... I had a huge melt down the other night, think I was a bit over tired too
... I was so upset to still be awake (at almost 2am, DP had been asleep for over an hour) and so uncomfortable. Of course I ended up waking DP; I told him that I didn't want to be pregnant anymore and I didn't want a baby I just wanted to sleep! blush felt horrible and DP was still lovely and every time he tried to be nice and stop me sobbing uncontrollably crying, I cried more!

Only a few more weeks for me shock .....confused

brooke89 Sun 09-Dec-12 13:01:47

Thank you for all your congratulations, still very shocked its all over but whilst Isla has a nap on my chest thought I'd write my experience whilst still fresh!

So lost what I guess actually was my plug - snail trail,
No bloody show or anything.

Next day went on as normal and started having really bad lower back ache and generally feeling a bit crampy, nothing that alarmed me so went to Morrisons to buy some prawns and as I got back in the car I noticed small gush of fluid - probably about 2 shot glasses full. Drove home got in and ran to the loo with the runs and then back ache started getting worse. Waited till DP came home at 6 and then we went up to triage where they examined me and I was 2cm. At this point my contractions felt like bad period pains that came from my back around to my front.

Decided to go home as lady in bed next to me was far too annoying - got home 9ish and kept an eye on contractions which were every 4-5 mins but quite irregular. Decided to go back to labor ward as they were hurting a bit more and didnt have a clue what was going on. Next examination showed i was 4cm and this was about 12 ish.

From 12ish till 5 in the morning my contractions were getting really strong and more and more painful. Isla was moving with each one which was making it worse and they were worried about dip in heart rate so had to put a clip on head (which felt disgusting when baby was moving lol) I then started to feel pressure in my bum and thought after 4 hours I must be nearly ready to push but after examination I was still only 4cm. Absolutely freaked out and they were now worried about not progressing so started to think about drip whilst I demanded an epidural.

Anesathist came round to do the epidural and just as she was about to put it in I screamed to stop as I felt a lot of pressure in my bum like I wanted to push - mw said there was no point in examing me as had only been 30 mins but I knew things had moved on - she examined me and I was 10cm and ready to push - pushed through the pain and 15mins later Isla was born with help from ventouse and small cut.

The last bit going from 4cm to baby out in 45 mins was painful but all in all I can't believe how easy it was. I was so scared after hearing horror stories but It was nothing like them, I trusted in my body and although it did hurt it was bearable with only gas and air - I loved it! DP got a lot of sick over him and is scratched to death but we are both very happy she is finally here!

ellliebelle Sun 09-Dec-12 15:42:42

brooke great story and well done sounds like yoy did fab smile congratulations on the birth of Isla lovely name smile

RudolphTheRedNosedGiraffe Sun 09-Dec-12 15:56:26

congratulations COD, Stacey and Brooke!

I'm still here (and being asked to confirm it several times a day by random nosey acquaintances mostly of DH angry... is this going to continue for the next two weeks?!). Random cramping but don't think it's going anywhere. My bump has really changed shape in the past couple of days though, as it's got lower it's kind of spread out side to side so I'm getting kicked in the sides rather than the ribs and I've got this weird squashy bit on top. At first I thought something had gone horribly wrong (paranoid hormones) but baby is definitely still happy in there judging by the strengh of the kicks.

emilyeggs Sun 09-Dec-12 16:15:03

Marking my spot smile

WillYuleDoTheFandango Sun 09-Dec-12 16:55:23

Congratulations Stacey and Brooke very envy of you both, hope you're enjoying your cuddles

Giraffe, exactly the same happened to me yesterday. As it was combined with an increase in fanjo pressure I presumed it means that the baby has dropped.

Hope everyone else is well. Good luck for tomorrow Clarella and hope they do section you at 39 weeks pgmkt, leaving you another 2 weeks after that is inhumane!

Today I have lost some green plug, is green okay? Doesn't mean anything bad does it?

You would think with the minimal sleep I have been getting I would be able to keep up, but end up reading the same post over and over to try to absorb what's being discussed! Congratulations Stacey and Brooke, a lovely story Brooke.

TMI alert... I did my first poo!!!! Can't remember who suggested it (think Clarella) but I guzzled the lactulose, then guzzled a bit more for good luck and that did the trick with no discomfort.

Bellaboo123 Sun 09-Dec-12 17:55:55

Congrats brooke fab name and great birth story. Enjoy your snuggles. thanks

olliebob Sun 09-Dec-12 18:33:15

Congrats on the births that have happened since last night.

Well i was prepared that i would go 12 days over like my other 2 but dd2 had other plans. I started contracting at 9.30 last night and was in imense pain by the time i got the hospital at 12.40. Went to the mlu and was shown to a room where the midwife took my note to look at and asked me to do a sample, went in the toilet and waters popped. DH went to tell midwife and while out the room i was stood up and could feel dd2 head coming started shouting for help and then dd was there born at 12.50 this morning. No tears or stitches needed was just very shocked at the fast birth, had only had 2 paracetmol as apin relief. Am at home and me and Elizabeth are both doing well. Got home at 8.00 and other kids very excited by the fct baby arrived overnight.

Hope everyone is ok and the ones waiting for there bundles are joined soon xx

Wow congratulations ollie brooke and stacey I go off for a day to sulk and I miss out on so much! Great births. Love the name Elizabeth- it's my #2!

Yeh I have been having many a wobble over the past few days so been finding it hard to keep up, have been having early labour symptoms for like 2 weeks now and really is taking the piss every time it gears up for nothing it's just too disheartening. Think I must have lost about 5 plugs, had even more 'clear outs' and had so many false contraction starts I've lost count.
(Will stop moaning and feeling sorry for myself now, well I shall try!) when I'm actually I labour I don't think I'll believe it. So different to DD- nothing at all and suddenly started at 38 weeks taking me by the biggest surprise.

Best of luck clarella for tomorrow, you've got a stubborn one on your hands I think at 13 days over! Hope all goes smoothly for you.

ellliebelle Sun 09-Dec-12 19:17:44

olli congratulations such a quick anf shocking birth smile love her name and glad you are borh home doing well.

clarella good luck for a smooth induction tomorrow smile fx by this time tomorrow you will be having lovely squishy snuggles smile

Wow olliebob that must have been a shock! Congratulations smile lovely name thanks

PurplePidjChickIsNotTheMessiah Sun 09-Dec-12 19:38:57

Congratulations Ollie! thanks

emilyeggs Sun 09-Dec-12 19:55:48

That was quick ollie! Congratulations! envy I want a nice quick birth like that!

ISpyDingDongMerrilyOnHigh Sun 09-Dec-12 20:16:03

Congratulations Ollie and welcome Elizabeth thanks.

Good luck for tomorrow Clarella.

WillYuleDoTheFandango Sun 09-Dec-12 21:19:50

Congratulations Ollie thanks

Just popping onto say good luck Clarella for tomorrow! Love your birth story brooke!

Ooh and congrats ollie that sounds like a great birth!

itsMYNutella Sun 09-Dec-12 22:10:29

Congratulations Ollie!

Hope everything goes well tomorrow Clarella... unless you're already snuggling your LO of course grin <looks around for Clarella >

brooke89 Sun 09-Dec-12 22:48:50

Congratulations ollie & stacy!

Thinking of you tomorrow clarella

Clarella Sun 09-Dec-12 22:54:08

Thanks ladies! Congrats Ollie!!!

Had an interesting desire to clean banister earlier ..... but no baby! He's going pretty nuts today though.

Lactulose rules. If you read how much u can actually have you just swig from bottle!

QueenoftheHolly Sun 09-Dec-12 22:56:28

Lots of luck clarella hope it goes very well & don't be afraid to demand the drugs if you want them!!!!

Hello isla & elizabeth <small finger waves>
Congrats brooke & olliebob.

Ok, baby. You & I are having stern words; just because I'm not punctual is no excuse [hands on hips]. & if you think you can stay in there guzzling like hungry caterpillar I've got some news for you...

gilsbubbles Sun 09-Dec-12 23:11:39

Good luck tomorrow clarella how all goes to plan and youre enjoying cuddles before bedtime.

yuletopian99 Sun 09-Dec-12 23:12:16

Congrats olli and Brooke!

Also good luck for tomorrow clarella - will be thinking of you all day; at least the waiting's almost over.. smile

Went for a v brisk trot to sainsburys and back and bottom of bump has been aching so much i can't stand up straight. Feel like a little old (fat) lady. Have finished my epic ex-employer fight though, and settled our new tenants in with one week to spare, so am now guaranteed to go to 42 weeks!

RudolphTheRedNosedGiraffe Sun 09-Dec-12 23:12:37

Congratulations olliebob! I'll have one like that please grin

Thanks willyule, it's reassuring to know the same things are happening to others too. I hope the baby has dropped but am still being told by people who probably don't actually have a clue that it doesn't look low enough yet.

I thought it was normal for the plug to be green? Not that I'd know, really. I'm sure someone more informed will come along soon.

Hope all goes well tomorrow Clarella - the waiting is finally over!

Evening everyone, some lovely birth stories on here! Am feeling quite envy!

I'm now 41 weeks, had a sweep today which was nowhere near as unpleasant as I expected. Got another sweep booked for Wednesday and then induction booked for Friday. Feel a bit anxious about it all, I just wanted a lovely chilled out water birth at my local MLU, not wanting to go into hospital at all sad Hopefully labour will get going by itself with the sweeps.

I've had a small show and have periody type pains so fingers crossed!

Hope we're all well - wonder if there will be any new little ones tonight?!

Kafri Sun 09-Dec-12 23:36:56

Well, congrats to those whose babies have come along. Very jealous of those whose are on their way and feeling sorry for those (myself included) who are waiting (and waiting and waiting) for things to happen.
Due on 21st and was naively hoping to be home for Xmas but starting to get realistic about just how many ladies go over their date. :-(

I'm really starting to struggle now. I'm so uncomfy all the time along with fretting a lot now that my bp started to dance and traces of protein in urine with headaches and swelling. I'm lucky cos my mw's are checking it daily and so far things have only crept slightly but doesn't stop me fretting which just makes time go slower.

Bellaboo123 Mon 10-Dec-12 00:13:30

Yay olibob congrats and fab story!!!

Wide awake. Tossing & turning am so flipping restless. Might as well be up all night feeding a newborn. Mind all over the place. Is this wait driving anyone else literally insane?!?
hmm

pmgkt Mon 10-Dec-12 01:43:27

Yes cookie is it, and I have 3 weeks til due date.

QueenoftheHolly Mon 10-Dec-12 07:31:45

At first I was quite glad to go over my EDD as I had lots to do.

Now I'm nearly a week overdue & I am bored bored bored with it. Thought it was happening on Saturday, but it didn't & now it feels less & less likely (which is clearly not the case!!)

Writing Christmas cards & researching nursing vests is just not cutting it! (Any recommendations for good cheap vests btw?!)

DH said as he left this morning, 'don't worry,I'm only a phone call away' & I thought why on earth would I worry? Clearly I'm not going to actually have a baby!! Silly man.

Annoying midwife who changed my sweep appointment from tues to Thursday said, when I asked about inductions, 'oh we don't need to discuss that, there's far too many complicated aspects to it' WTF? I'm 33 not 3!

I replied cheerfully oh that's ok, better to know the facts, & she said grumpily.. Oh ok, we'll talk about it on Thursday then.
Sigh.

MyDaydream Mon 10-Dec-12 08:15:21

Congratulations ollie and good luck for today clarella.
I'm hopefully going to go get fitted for my nursing bras today and feel a lot happier after looking online last night that it doesn't have to be an in attractive beige number. How many will I need realistically?

kate2boysandabump Mon 10-Dec-12 08:15:43

Clarella Huge amounts of good luck to you today. You have certainly been kept waiting long enough thanks

Bellaboo123 Mon 10-Dec-12 08:18:58

Good luck clarella smile

Good luck clarella!

kate2boysandabump Mon 10-Dec-12 08:21:02

Daydream I collected my nursing bras at the weekend. I got this one and it is actually very pretty. Try and go somewhere where you will get good advice and if you can face it try a few different places and pick what you think is best. I got mine from an independent and they were amazing. Maybe start with 2 and see how you go, you can always get more later.

WillYuleDoTheFandango Mon 10-Dec-12 08:25:33

Morning all.

Good luck Clarella hope everything good swiftly and a smoothly for you! flowers

Oh dear kafri I'm glad they're keeping an eye on you as that all sounds a little frightening. sad

That's good if its normal Giraffe I had no idea, green normally means bad things!

I'm awake as I kept thinking how messy the kitchen cupboards were! Yes really confused just had breakfast now I'm off to wash up and tidy them!

QueenoftheHolly Mon 10-Dec-12 08:32:30

grin fandango!
I just voted for you btw!

WillYuleDoTheFandango Mon 10-Dec-12 08:46:13

Thanks queen, I'm getting thrashed, bit I am happy to be in the shortlist!

Going to put my Christmas cd on to make the tidying a little more fun. I don't enjoy the cleaning, but I just can't help it. Is anyone else finding themselves compelled to do ridiculous jobs that you'd never normally even think of? DP thinks I've cracked up, he may be right grin

MyDaydream Mon 10-Dec-12 08:47:33

Thanks kate, I'm going to my usual bra lady who is very happy for me to take a long time and try on the entire shop to find the perfect bra, but would rather go in knowing how many I'll need than decide while in there with her throwing them at me! I loose control that way.

2blessed Mon 10-Dec-12 08:55:54

Congrats olliebob

Grrr to your patrinising mw queen

I finally have a new bed!! Lo still had me awake a couple of times but at least dp and I are no longer wrestling for space.
Next drama is that there is something wrong with my electrics, they kept tripping last night. My gorgeous pita new flat eh?
I guess all of this and my delivery woes are keeping me occupied and my bp high.
Off to see how this tens machine and then have a girlfriend coming round for lunch.

Hormonalhell Mon 10-Dec-12 09:03:55

Good luck Clarella hope everything goes ok for you flowers

Walnut8 Mon 10-Dec-12 09:04:32

Good luck clarella hope all goes really well.

Congrats Ollie love the name! Sounds a bit like my labour re speed after your eaters went.

I had greenish discharge (don't think it was show though) was swabbed and told it was prob due to thrush.

I would go three nursing bras. They seem to need changing frequently smile

ellliebelle Mon 10-Dec-12 09:23:03

cookies i feel for you cause i feel like im going insane too and in only 38 weeks today

queen the cheapest actual nursing vests i have found are from new look and are about £7 i think

Sorry on phone so cant remember who was mentioning induction but wanting a water birth. I feel very similar reallt wanted a homebirth more than anything this time round but am now getting so fed up that feel ill be swayed towards induction next monday when i see the consultant on thurs. She is doing me a sweep then so i can but hopr that has chance to work over the weekend but who knows

Ive never had a sweep before just wondering if any of you with 1/2 children already know how it compares to a sweep if your a first timer?

ellie Am just approaching due date, although my 4d scan said they expected the 6th which I wish I had never been told! And a failed sweep hasn't helped.
Will be thinking of you clarella
Nursing bras- you don't know which ones you're going to be happy with so I would get a couple and see how you get on. I've got two- one more padded and one more of a 'comfy' one, oh and a night time one I kept from last time round, to hold pads in place.

Still feeling sorry for myself so have eaten an Oreo cookie cupcake for breakfast! I don't even feel guilty. Only 48 hours till my next sweep.

Oh and willyule I did vote the other day! Wanted to support my fellow Dec lady even if you're not a front runner!

Hormonalhell Mon 10-Dec-12 09:51:49

In keeping with your name eh cookies?? grin

I have an amazing sweet craving every time I get up on the morning. Iced mince pies work for me grin

pmgkt Mon 10-Dec-12 10:00:52

The consultant has been around. The head has stayed down but is still moving around rather than what they would expect but if it stays that way, I maybe able to go home in a few days. If I can't go home they will section me at 39 weeks. Seems fair.

WillYuleDoTheFandango Mon 10-Dec-12 10:21:47

That's good news pmgkt, much better than the last update. When would 39w fall if it came to a section?

thanks Cookie grin. I think Oreo cupcake was your only option today tbh!

The green was definitely show, it's still coming <tmi>. Cupboards done! feel like shit now though, maybe back to bed!

pmgkt that sounds much more reasonable. FX for you. When will you be 39? Are you allowed on a ball etc to help with positioning?
My worry is that 40+12 is Xmas eve for me... When do you get given induction dates does anyone know? I will be demanding to know at my 40wk app this week- unreasonable?!
willyule sounds v promising! Keep us posted with updates won't you. I would never wish on/off early labour symptoms on anyone, I really hope things are on their way for you.
hormonal uh huh. Polished off half a tub of cookies and cream ice cream last night too. I think babba is liking these sweet treats too much to make an appearance.. Little chunk! (Ps massively sorry to any GDers left!)

itsMYNutella Mon 10-Dec-12 10:58:26

Cookies I think I read somewhere that LO can taste what you eat in the amniotic fluid but it is generally slightly sweet...

willyule hope the show leads to something for you! And well done on cleaning the kitchen. I hate our kitchen (rental place, very ugly brown kitchen) and have no desire to clean it... but that might change hmm

itsMYNutella Mon 10-Dec-12 10:59:38

pmgkt that sounds a little more bearable, hope you're doing ok with it all and can relax a bit.

My best friend is downstairs on the ward her waters have broken and she's contracting after pessary last night! I'm super excited grin

WillYuleDoTheFandango Mon 10-Dec-12 11:05:21

Aw how lovely Spotty hope you get to see her and she has her baby before you leave. Any closer to discharge?

Thanks nutella and cookies (mmm delicious names!) I'm not holding my breath as I'm only 38+2. Just had to make a mad dash for the toilet though so you never know.

My kitchen is horrible too Nutella unfortunately we own it and can't really justify the cost of a new one when we're trying to sell.

RudolphTheRedNosedGiraffe Mon 10-Dec-12 11:07:02

Nursing bras... so what size should we buy? I got three a couple of weeks ago, tried them on and two seemed suitable baggy while the third was gigantic (even though they're all the same size on the label). Didn't think I'd grown much but I tried one on yesterday and it fits perfectly now so I'm worried they'll be too small once the milk comes in (the gigantic one is still gigantic sadly). I find it hard to believe I'll need an F cup though, I've always been tiny!

pgmt I'm glad you were able to get something more reasonable agreed.

Now my boobs have settled down my nursing bras are too big!

We are being discharged today woo! But it takes forever. We're waiting for the newborn hearing test and they're kicking up a fuss because he lost 50g err no kidding he's now bf on demand instead of you tubing him 30ml/hr!

Equimum Mon 10-Dec-12 11:19:37

Congratulations ollie and good luck Clarella

Spotty, that's fantastic news...so pleased for you that you can finally get home and get on with family life.

Whoever was asking about getting bored now....YES, ME TOO. I'm 38 weeks today and just getting so uncomfortable! Saw the midwife this morning and baby is more engaged than two weeks ago, so hoping that's a good sign, although from all the sharp pains I've been getting low down, I had been hoping it was already fully engaged. Oh well!

CODwidow Mon 10-Dec-12 11:29:52

Good luck clarella thanks

cherrypiew3 Mon 10-Dec-12 11:37:25

Have not been on for a few days so congratulations to everyone that has has a baby. thanks

Clarella good luck for today hope things go well and you have your lo to snuggle very soon.

Spotty Great news on going home today.

Due date today and I am feeling very sorry for myself 2 failed sweeps and another booked for tomorrow. I want this over now.

pmgkt Mon 10-Dec-12 11:38:07

39 weeks is the 21st of December so still a way off, but its something to aim for. Rather than maybe maybe sometime.

Stacks Mon 10-Dec-12 11:55:38

I think green discharge can worry midwives, as it could be a sign of meconium? Might be a good idea to phone your midwife and ask?

I got measured for nursing bras last week. The last said the fit them so you're using the most loose hook at the back (as you lose some chest width after baby) and 2 cups larger than you're currently wearing. Hope that helps!

I'm a day overdue now, and still quite calm about it. Would like baby on Wednesday grin. Also, my MW wouldn't even offer a sweep before I went overdue. So don't give up hope if your pre-dd sweeps didn't work.

gilsbubbles Mon 10-Dec-12 12:01:35

DP is having to start his paternity leave on wednesday, so he can come with me to my hospital appointment. Will be 9d over by then so junior will be putting in an appearance this week....

Stacks Mon 10-Dec-12 14:01:33

I've got some really low down aches. They're far too mild to be anything I think. Feels more like LO pushing his head down into my pelvis than any sort of contraction. Still, more than my usual no symptoms.

Was looking at my notes last night, last app MW wrote 3/5ths engaged. I can't remember if that's the good or bad side of half way?

MyDaydream Mon 10-Dec-12 14:06:54

2blessed me and DP upgraded to a superking earlier in the year, the not wrestling for space lasted about a month! It's amazing how quickly you get used to things.
What's the difference between a daytime nursing bra and a nighttime? Is it just a night time is less supportive and more crop toppy?
pmgkt finger crossed for you being able to go home.
cookies my midwife said she'd discuss induction at my 40 week appointment, but don't know if that's discuss dates or just discuss it in a general way.
spotty that's great news, congratulations.
stacks two cups!? I don't think I have room for them to get that much bigger.
I changed my mind on bra shopping today and caught up on some sleep, the one upside of this cold is that its completely knocked me sideways and I can now sleep for England. I'm still hoping today is the last day of feeling like crap though.

MyDaydream Mon 10-Dec-12 14:09:57

stacks I think I've read here in different places it can mean different things. I'm 3/5ths and here that means 3/5ths in cervix. My midwife explained it to her student as everything above cheekbones is fixed in place now.

And we're out!!!!

Stacks Mon 10-Dec-12 14:32:20

I'm currently a C cup, and she wanted to put me in DD or E cup. I texted DH after whose response was "is she taking the piss?" I guess we'll wait and see once my milk comes in!

There was a recommendation on here for nursing bras. I got one of those which is sold as size "34 B - F cup" and comes with a free extender for the strap to take it up to a 36 if needed. Was only £10 and claims to be comfortable enough for sleeping in. Shall go find the link of you're interested.

yuletopian99 Mon 10-Dec-12 15:17:12

Was told in debenhams that they can't tell till your milk comes in but that I'm up a band size plus associated cup size increase. Have bought one nursing bra for first emergency days then will get a load online and send back what doesn't fit.

Unless anyone knows ANYWHERE that stocks nice maternity bras in Manchester? Honestly, it's impossible to find anything but practical plain ones..

kate2boysandabump Mon 10-Dec-12 15:24:02

Baby Noah arrived at 11:58 this morning.
Very speedy, full story to follow.

Congratulations kate thankswelcome Noah. Hope you're both doing well

MyDaydream Mon 10-Dec-12 15:32:53

yule might it be worth tracking down an independent shop to see if they've got a pretty nursing bra stock?
stacks I'm already too big in band and cup for one of those, thanks though.
kate congratulations on Noah, lovely name. It was one of the ones DP vetoed because he's got no taste

Congratulations kate smile

Equimum Mon 10-Dec-12 16:39:58

Congratulations Kate, and another gorgeous name

WillYuleDoTheFandango Mon 10-Dec-12 16:41:48

Congratulations Kate, I love Noah too but like Daydream had it vetoed by DP thanks

ISpyDingDongMerrilyOnHigh Mon 10-Dec-12 16:47:07

Congratulations Kate and welcome Noah thanks.

That's good news pmgk - sounds like a much better plan.

Bellaboo123 Mon 10-Dec-12 17:19:21

Congrats kate and welcome Noah.

Re bras I got measured when my milk came in and I'm wearing the same size as my maternity bras...which is up from a 34 to a 36 and from a D to a DD. I'd wait until your milk comes in...2 sizes bigger wld be swimming on me!

Bellaboo123 Mon 10-Dec-12 17:20:33

34d was pre pregnancy and 36dd is since pg and after giving birth...hope that makes sense...!

leobear Mon 10-Dec-12 17:21:32

Hello everyone, checking back in after a week or so of absence - been a bit hectic leaving work and dealing with toddler full time again!!

Congratulations to all the new arrivals, and Spotty, I'm so glad you've got out!! Enjoy getting home with little Felix.

Stacks - I've got low down aches as well, and stabbing pains. 39 weeks tomorrow - gulp.

Barbeasty Mon 10-Dec-12 17:22:19

Just checking in.

Congratulations on all the babies. They're coming thick and fast now.

I'm due today, but have a stinking cold and seem to have hurt my back in my sleep! No sign of baby arriving.

yuletopian99 Mon 10-Dec-12 17:34:14

Congratulations Kate and Noah! A friend of ours has a Noah who has just turned 3 and is super!

Clarella Mon 10-Dec-12 18:44:19

George Cosmo born by emergency c section
at 4:07 - Id gone into labour this morning on the way to hospital! The monkey! So broke waters but they weren't happy with heart trace so had to section. All is well but he's rather skinny so top up feeds for a few days but he's guzzling like a trooper boob and bottle!

RudolphTheRedNosedGiraffe Mon 10-Dec-12 18:45:20

Congratulations Kate! I love the name too.

I think I'll stick with what I've got then, for bras, and can always get some afterwards if necessary. I've got a couple of those stretch multi-size ones, but a cheaper version and they don't seem very supportive, but I'm sure they'll be ok for resting at home anyway.

RudolphTheRedNosedGiraffe Mon 10-Dec-12 18:46:10

Congratulations Clarella too!

Congratulations clarella! I love the name! Let us know what he weighed when you're up to it

Bellaboo123 Mon 10-Dec-12 18:57:13

Fab news clarella

Honeycantthinkofanxmasnickname Mon 10-Dec-12 19:00:44

Well done kate and clarella. Fab news as both great names

ellliebelle Mon 10-Dec-12 19:06:53

Congratulations kate and clarella enjoy your squidgy snuggles smile envy

spotty glad you and felix are home at last smile

Ive had a really lazy day spent most of the morning watching cbeebies in bed had a shower did my hair then took dd2 out for lunch then had tea at my mums smile im quitr enjoying relaxing although part of me feels i should be making more of a consious effort to keep activr and get things moving but then again not convinced it would make that much difference and baby wil still just come when ready, might try a bit of romamce tonight though smile

Stacks Mon 10-Dec-12 19:13:07

I just got measured for bras, then left without buying one. I'm not confident I'll put on two cup sizes over night. The cheap stretcy one I bought will do for a few days to start with while I'm not actually doing anything anyway, then I'll probably use it for sleeping in.

Congratulations kate and clarella. Hope your recovery from the CS is quick and easy.

I think I had a few BH this afternoon. Nothing now though, so going to relax in front of the tv with DH, then maybe have some 'fun' later with him smile

yuletopian99 Mon 10-Dec-12 19:56:24

Congratulations clarella and Cosmo! Just saw the news!!

ISpyDingDongMerrilyOnHigh Mon 10-Dec-12 20:05:07

Congratulations Clarella and welcome George Cosmo thanks.

cherrypiew3 Mon 10-Dec-12 20:12:52

Congratulations Clarella and Kate thanks

Congratulations kate and clarella looking forward to seeing you all on the post natal thread. I'm having problems keeping up with more than one thread now Ethan is here.

MyDaydream Mon 10-Dec-12 20:43:18

Congratulations clarella.
Just been out for dinner with DP and kept getting back spasms due to the very uncomfortable chairs. The look on DPs face whenever I lept forward with a pained look on my face was hilarious, and suggests he's possibly not going to be as calm in labour as I first thought.

brooke89 Mon 10-Dec-12 21:16:27

Congratulations clarella and kate

Exhausted here - house has been full all day with visitors! Looking forward to having Isla all to ourselves now grin

WillYuleDoTheFandango Mon 10-Dec-12 21:34:11

Congratulations Clarella enjoy your new bundle smile

Enjoy your family time Brooke. Bet it was nice to show her off though wasn't it?

I've tired myself out today and seem to have burned off all my calories, time to go and top up my blood sugar. Starved!

Congratulations clarella lovely name grin hope you have a speedy recovery from your section and you're not too sore. Bet it's amazing to finally have your bundle in your arms. thanks

brooke89 Tue 11-Dec-12 00:11:15

Yes willyule it was very nice grin I've put a picture up for you all to see her

Honeycantthinkofanxmasnickname Tue 11-Dec-12 00:27:40

She's gorgeous brooke

brooke89 Tue 11-Dec-12 01:54:35

Thank you honey smile she is a little madam and won't sleep in her Moses basket only on mummy or daddy's chest hmm tired!

Ethan must have been taking lessons brooke I haven't been able to put him down all night! <yawn>

brooke89 Tue 11-Dec-12 02:43:43

Oh no stacey let's hope they like it tomorrow

Mmm still here. Every time I put him back in the crib he ends up screaming! I should give him to DH for a bit but I've got this feeling DH would fall asleep while Ethan is on his chest/in bed so I know I wouldn't sleep anyway! Urgh!

Walnut8 Tue 11-Dec-12 04:52:25

She is so beautiful brooke well done!

Huge congrats kate and clarella. Clarella, it sounds like an eventful labour so I hope you are getting some rest now. I cant believe it kicked off on the way to hospital?! Glad the wait is over for you both.

Stacey/Brooke, we have been co-sleeping at night with anneliese between us, so I am actually getting some sleep (she feeds at 11pm, 1am, 3am and 7am, but goes straight back to sleep after if in our bed - for now! I know this wont last). Will only settle in moses or cot during the day (which is lucky as otherwise I would not be able to do anything!). I really should go find the postnatal thread but I cant keep up with two threads and I dont want to miss any births!

brooke89 Tue 11-Dec-12 05:20:37

Where is the postnatal thread? I am exactly the same I keep going to get some sleep and worried that DP will fall asleep too with her on him and she'll roll off. We're going to try that now walnut she's still feeding all over the place at the moment so hopefully get into routine soon!

Walnut8 Tue 11-Dec-12 05:25:44

I hope this works brooke www.mumsnet.com/Talk/postnatal_clubs/1611830-Dashing-through-the-snow-One-escaped-early-which-December-baby-is-next?msgid=35931803#35931803

I put a pillow between DH and A to stop him rolling anywhere near her. I found with DD1 I had a lot more sleep if she was next to me too, in terms of not being worried about her breathing etc.

QueenoftheHolly Tue 11-Dec-12 07:26:27

Ah clarella & Kate, wonderful news! Many congratulations!
& Brooke, what a gorgeous little thing you must be totally overwhelmed with love (& sleeplessness?!).

Seeing pics & reading stories is helping to keep it real. I'm a week overdue & no signs now. Think banby us just too giant to come out.
i have an unhelpful midwife & Ive just woken up with a cold angry. Only person I've noticed with a cold recently is Gary Barlow on X factor confused.

Any space on a wallowing-in-self-pity sofa for me? I have home made mince pies & hot choc?! (Sorry GDs!!)

gilsbubbles Tue 11-Dec-12 08:52:01

I've now got and additional bit of complication....not sure how much coverage it's getting in the rest of the uk but Belfast is a bit rowdy at the moment. And with no consideration for my impending labour the protestors have been blocking roads between where we live and the hospital. Apparently last night there was a crowd of 500+ disrupting access to the hospital.
Arrggggggg, got an appointment tomorrow morning, if I can make it there, might just ask if I can stay.

yuletopian99 Tue 11-Dec-12 09:21:00

oh gils that's a real nightmare! inconsiderate protestors....

I've had a major ongoing crmpy feeling (not like contractions, like full on permanent period pains) which has built up from my bottom bump ache yesterday. Not sure what it is, don't think it's a sign of impending labour but quite worried it might be something sinister. Crummb has gone quiet overnight and have had a cold drik and a sugar hit this morning and not much going on. Should I call the midwife just in case or am I being an idiot?

Honeycantthinkofanxmasnickname Tue 11-Dec-12 09:26:14

yule if there is anything worrying you at this stage phone someone. It will probably be fine but you're going to worry until you know do the sooner you call the sooner you can relax.

gils that sounds like a nightmare. No advice but will be thinking of you angry pregnant lady could prob take them

brooke89 Tue 11-Dec-12 09:26:38

Thanks walnut it worked and I got a few hours gringils hope the protestors get out of the way for you!

yule mine started as a constant period pain that went on to back ache the next day so maybe it is a sign?

Thank you queen I can't be mad at her for not letting me sleep when she's so cute and cuddly wink

CODwidow Tue 11-Dec-12 10:00:31

yule I had period type pains the day before I had Keira so who knows smile

Stacks Tue 11-Dec-12 10:18:02

All my low down pressure and pains are gone now. I didn't think it was labour, just baby having his head really low. I'm worried he's popped up out of that low position today though, as his bum felt quite high this morning. I want him born tomorrow! He's not allowed to disengage any sad

Stacks Tue 11-Dec-12 10:19:58

yule I'd definitely give them a call. They won't mind at all, and it'll put your mind at rest. They would rather check you and everything be fine, than you not bother them and a problem be missed.

yuletopian99 Tue 11-Dec-12 10:24:17

hmm - can't get through to anyone! have left a message with docs for community midwife and the hospital's permanently engaged.. angry

MyDaydream Tue 11-Dec-12 10:34:20

stacks you could just be having a long baby. I have head low down and bum up in my ribs. He's definitely taking after DP I think.
yule if your trying to get through to antenatal my midwife told me to call the main hospital switchboard and be put through. They must have two phones at my local because I rarely get through on the direct antenatal number, but have much more luck being transferred. Might be worth a go.

itsMYNutella Tue 11-Dec-12 10:48:42

Congratulations Clarella and kate and brooke if I forgot you before - sorry still suffering from rubbish sleeping patterns!
So lovely to hear of all the new snuggly screaming if you put them down bundles smile

I think my bean will wait it out until New Year, Hmmmm.... we shall see. Last Dr's appointment yesterday. From now on it's my MW or the hospital smile

gils can you not just go and be very pregnant and angry and tell them all to go home?? wink hope they don't actually cause you a problem in an emergency! I'm worried enough about it being icy outside and it keeps bloomin snowing!! (it's all of -3ºC today brrrrr)

Question re induction - here they apparently use either the gel or a tablet that you take orally.... has anyone ever heard of this tablet and have any idea what it is called in English? I have no idea what it is and like to google do my own research to understand what everything is but this one has me stumped. confused

Stacks Tue 11-Dec-12 11:00:34

Nutella it seems to just be prostaglandin, same as the internal one. Or so a quick google tells me random website

WillYuleDoTheFandango Tue 11-Dec-12 11:03:43

She's a cutie pie Brooke, especially when you're not the one who had to listen to get scream at 3am!

A quick google found this nutella (scroll down) does that look right?

itsMYNutella Tue 11-Dec-12 11:10:52

Thanks stacks and wilyule! Neither of those links seems particularly positive about it confused .... also echoes what the MW said, her preference is the gel because the tablet is basically known to irritate your internal organs <sarcastic joy emoticon> well we're a way away from it yet and MW has promised she also has some tricks up her sleeves which will be attempted in due course...

pmgkt Tue 11-Dec-12 11:10:59

Quick update. After being head down for the last few days, I had major movements during the evening. One midwife was certain head was up but it moved again before a scan. Anyway this morning when the consultant came around she looked at my tummy and knew it had moved. It is now lying transverse so she said she would sort my section date today as it doesn't look likely it will settle down. I'm quite pleased cos I am begining to worry that it will move if I go home and I'll be worrying constantly about it bring breech and going into labour.

yuletopian99 Tue 11-Dec-12 11:40:40

thanks everyone, have now managed to get through and they think my vigorous trot/jog to the supermarket and back on sunday has just shaken him down and hence the ongoing ache. She said it could be the start of latent phase which doesn't mean it won't be days/weeks before anything progresses further but no need to panic. have also had a hot orange squash (regressing to my inner 6 year old) and crumb is back to happy frolicing..

ellliebelle Tue 11-Dec-12 11:45:53

brooke she is just perfect smile

pmgkt glad you will have a date sorted today its much easier knowing when it will be than being left waiting smile

yule hope you get through to someone and have yoyr mind put at ease

I have a sweep at hospital on thurs and i know it might bot do anything but quite a few proplr have scared me saying there sweeps brought on labour very quickley and nowbim worried about going to hospital alone sad

pmgkt Tue 11-Dec-12 13:52:36

Ellora I had 2 sweeps last time, one at +7 and one ay +10. I went to both by myself. Drove myself too. I never gave it a thought at the time. I think its like most things in pregnancy. You hear the eventful situations, yet hundreds happen everyday that you don't hear about cos its not worth saying about. For what its worth neither of mine working, see a non story. Good luck for you though.

ellliebelle Tue 11-Dec-12 14:39:49

Thanks pmgkt its like you say wouldnt have given it a second thought had people not tried to scare me.

Couldnt be happier today haf my midwife and supervisor of midwives come and do me a home visit. Have put a planbin place for labour birth and care for baby after birth for me to still go ahead with homebirth smile they have gone through potential risks with me andbgiven me chance to ask questions anf also voice how im feeling now feel more relaxed about appointment with horrid consultanto thurs. Also my midwife will come and do me another sweep on sat if thursdays doesnt work to try and avoid induction next week smile

itsMYNutella Tue 11-Dec-12 15:49:17

Ooohhh it's been a very quiet day in here today.... tempting fate... or perhaps there is a mass delivery going on somewhere??? grin

ellie so glad that it sounds like you had such a successful appointment. Hope things continue to go well for you and fingers crossed for the sweep!

pmgkt Have you been sorted with your section date? And are you allowed home at all? Hope waiting around in the hospital isn't too boring.

DPs worst fear is that I will have to be in hospital for any length of time - I hate hospital, made worse by having the novo virus this time last year and having to be in quarantine which meant no one wanted to visit me, I was super bored but could understand. It was also a weekend (I was admitted on a Thurs eve) so they wanted me to stay until Monday (because apparently they couldn't make a decision during a weekend); I was symptom free on Friday.. so I left on Saturday. But after much stress to DP (acting as interpreter) and much form signing.... Poor DP

Hormonalhell Tue 11-Dec-12 16:02:28

I'm still here nutella and wish I wasntsad

Been to sleep but still feel tired and fed up, am scared about labour tho at same time

emilyeggs Tue 11-Dec-12 16:14:47

No eviction hear, just updated mums net app on my iPhone, soooo much better smile

BuntysFestiveCollocks Tue 11-Dec-12 16:22:14

Jealous of everyone with their babies! I was on one of the old threads, but thought I'd pop back over (also on the Jan 2013 thread with pmgkt )

Due on the 28th, and very ready for baby to come now.

Just put our tree up grin

Hormonalhell Tue 11-Dec-12 16:38:19

Hi bunty I moved to this thread as I thought baby would come early but am still here waiting although had lots of false alarms grin

emilyeggs Tue 11-Dec-12 16:50:03

Really starting to feel like an incubator and not a person, it's bad but I really miss the odd glass of red wine. Normally I'm fine but fancy a glass tonight

spicegirl13 Tue 11-Dec-12 17:06:22

Hello everyone, I've been reading your posts for a while but just plucked up the courage to join in smile I'm due my 2nd baby on 20th, echoing everyone else's feelings of 'feduppness'. My DD was 2.5 weeks early so struggling now as gone a week beyond that confused. No signs either yet.

It's been lovely reading all the lovely birth stories, seems to have been lots of positive birth experiences & lots of boys so far?!

Welcome spice smile

There are boys everywhere! In SCBU 8 out of the 9 babies' were boys

spicegirl13 Tue 11-Dec-12 17:13:17

Thanks Spotty grin

Emily surely one glass won't hurt if you really feel like it? It is Christmas after all! ��

pmgkt Tue 11-Dec-12 17:18:56

Got a date for next week so should be out for Christmas!

Hormonalhell Tue 11-Dec-12 17:21:58

emily I've had the odd glass I gotta say from time to time, it won't hurt as long as u can stop at one...that's the hard bit grin

I'm lucky cos DP not bothered about drinking with me, saves it when he goes out with friends

MyDaydream Tue 11-Dec-12 17:22:16

emily I know how you feel about being an incubator. DP keeps reminding me I'm hiding a fully grown human, it's not helping.
I'm having a crap day, brought on by having a crap haircut then seeing myself up close in a changing room mirror and realising how ridiculous I look with my huge bump. I don't have a full length mirror at home, its not often I see myself from those angles.
I'm finding it really strange when I say that I'm due next week. I've been pregnant for so long and I'm so bored of it but whenever I say "I'm due next week" my brain spends another 30 seconds trying to figure out if that's right! Because it can't be next week, I'm still not ready.

Hormonalhell Tue 11-Dec-12 17:23:02

pmjkt bet that's a relief! Want my baby before Xmas <stomps off>

Hormonalhell Tue 11-Dec-12 17:24:58

Ooooh I'm more than ready mydaydream my hospital bag has dust on it, it's been sat there waiting that long!!!

MyDaydream Tue 11-Dec-12 17:27:48

Welcome spice, your due on the same day as me.
pmgkt yey for a date and being home for Christmas. That's great news.
emily I also agree on the glass of wine too, I'll be having a beer at the weekend when we go out with our friends.
hormonal I'm pretty much ready, since I'm so exhausted I'm sleeping all day at the minute I'm not getting any more ready than I am now. But I did only pack my hospital bag yesterday!

As frustrating, uncomfy, and horrible as this bit is ladies (and however jealous of those who've had their babies already you are) it is all completely worth it I promise you! Hang on in there, you're all doing amazingly well!

home today after 6 days making the most of the local MLU hotel respite care. not having an internet phone i've been out of MN reach and have spent all afternoon catching up. DH has been working 24/7 so i thought it best not to be at home alone when there's such a great service locally.

thanks congratulations to all those who have had their babies - so many now!

thought maybe time for a birth story before migrating to post natal...

woke last tuesday at 4.30 with what felt like painful trapped wind, having had spicy food the night before (and thinking possibly i'd not cooked the chicken thoroughly too) really thought i just had a bad gut. spent a couple of hours between the loo (for a clear out), bed (pretending to DH that i was fine as i didn't want to disturb his sleep) and MN for reassurance. When i had woken up my first thought as i looked at the clock was 'i'm going to have a baby today', i just knew immediately but allowed myself a bit of denial.

the supposed trapped wind came in waves of pain of varying intervals, anything from 3/4mins to 15mins apart.

told DH very nonchalantly when he got up at 6 that i had a bad gut from the chicken but that all was fine - he should go to work but that maybe he should line someone up to take over the market later in the day if i still felt bad.

after DH left i hooked myself up to the tens machine and took a paracetamol. an hour later i rang MW with contractions 3 mins apart and was told to come in so rang my neighbour to ask for a lift - a week before he'd thought this was an idle threat! MLU's only 2 mins drive up the hill but i think i still owe him a bottle of wine. He left me at the door to MLU with my bags.

contractions continued for a couple of hours, constantly felt the need to poo but couldn't. MW examined me at about 10.30 and i was 5cm. left it until then to tell DH to come. got into the pool whilst contractions continued for another couple of hours but progress was slow. DH turned up about 2pm and suddenly things started moving again - got out to use the loo and my waters appeared but not burst - they came out (sorry tmi) whole as a sack - had to call the MW into the loo as i had no idea what this was, and she burst them manually.

back in the pool being showered by DH with warm water across my back and fed spoonfuls of honey. fierce contractions for the next 4 hrs. turned down pethidin and diamorphine as concerned about their possible effect on the baby. tried 2 puffs of gas & air but couldn't face it, hated the idea of not being entirely in control (flashbacks of drug addled youth).

very nearly there for about an hour - head could be seen but not quite coming out so eventually had to get out of the pool where after another 15 minutes of pushing the word episiotomy was spoken and all of a sudden the baby was out. it was 6.15 and he weighed in at 8lb 7oz.

i was passed the baby and realised i didn't know the gender so rolled him over myself to find out. i was too exhausted to hold him so DH took him for some skin to skin.

MW discovered i'd suffered a 3rd degree tear so had to be sent to the next town by ambulance to be sutured in theatre. after giving birth with nothing but tens machine, water and 3 paracetamol they then gave me an epidural to stitch me up!

now typing one handed with a sleepy bundle snuffling on my chest grin. all stitches healing nicely and Claude well though quite jaundiced.
DH has suddenly found himself utterly besotted grin after being quite nonplussed by the idea of a baby from the outset

sorry for going on a bit. i've really enjoyed reading others' birth stories and looking forward to more.

Sounds like you did amazingly well pru glad you got to stay at the MLU for support

Hormonalhell Tue 11-Dec-12 17:50:53

Fab birth story prunella how weird the sack came out tho ! Think I would have freaked out!!

Awww stacey sweet post smile I know it's best for baby he still inside but I ache to hold him

pru you did so well! Congratulations! I'm glad you got to use the mlu to its full potential.

BuntysFestiveCollocks Tue 11-Dec-12 18:00:10

Hi hormonal!

Know the feeling, had a couple myself! Thought my waters were going last week (just very moist blush ) and have started to lose my plug since yesterday - everything ATM is symptom spotting!

Hormonalhell Tue 11-Dec-12 18:07:11

Ha yes bunty it trickled onto my bathroom floor... Major panic, rushed to hosp only to find I'd had an accident blush it really didn't feel like wee tho!!

FriendofDorothy Tue 11-Dec-12 18:11:49

I seem to be losing my plug too. It is like snot when wipe. Gross, gross, gross.

emilyeggs Tue 11-Dec-12 18:16:07

prune thanks for sharing your birth story, it was wonderful to read smile.

emilyeggs Tue 11-Dec-12 18:17:36

Aww thanks stacey smile

MrsMiller81 Tue 11-Dec-12 18:22:12

Hi all, I've also been reading lurking for a while now....
Congrats to all the new mummies am very envy as also feeling like an incubator! I'm due my second on 20th too (have DS from 1st marriage so this little girl is DH's first)
Pru what a fab birth story! smile

emilyeggs Tue 11-Dec-12 18:23:57

daydream hormonal & spice I know what you mean about the odd glass of wine, I'm sure it would be fine and I have had the odd glass hear and there.......that is untill I watched a program (I think only made to scare pregnant women) about the effects even just one glass could do! (I know it makes no sense as I've had a glass and technically any damage would have been done) but it scared me......saying that I'm sure one glass with Christmas dinner is allowed wine

Thanks for the story pru I love love a birth story.

No mass delivery here don't panic, had a busy day lugging DD around and doing a great big tesco shop. Due date tomorrow. Humph. Made worse by people reminding me that DD would have been over a week old by now. I thought first babies were the late ones angry
I feel like its quiet because everyone has moved to post natal (hence more feeling sorry for myself)

Whoever said about sweep (sorry on my phone and too exhausted for brain to function ) I went by myself last week, and I will be by myself again tomorrow. I was just crampy. I don't have high hopes tbh. But with 12.12.12 being my dd as well would be AMAZInG if it did. Belly measured 44cm last week and really struggling now.
Best of luck to whoever is having their sweep Thurs. grin

Sorry for self pity moaning selfish post... Back to my sofa to eat more quality street .

MrsMiller81 Tue 11-Dec-12 18:42:12

cookies hope your sweep works tomorrow 12/12/12 would be a fab birthday! smile

emily I know how you feel about having a drink, I've been too worried to have one even though im sure it would be fine (mum always telling me how she was advised to drink Guinness when pregnant with me!) but am feeling very left out of having a festive tipple - normally love a snowball or glass of port wine- even the Disaronno adverts are talking to me but guess I'll have to save them for afterwards as a celebration.....

kate2boysandabump Tue 11-Dec-12 18:50:34

trying to type one handed, sorry for errors!

Had a really good nights sleep on Sunday, so woke up Monday feeling quite well. I cuddled up to DH and then felt a strong pain, so hopped out of bed and felt a trickle. I started having pains, but they weren't too bad, so I sent the children to school and DH off to work. I rang triage and they said to come in, so I called DH and got him to come home. By this time I'd managed to get round to downloading a contraction app and the pains were every 90 seconds to 3 minutes and lasting for 30 to 45 seconds, but I still didn't feel like I was in labour. So I called my mom and was chatting away between the pains and getting on with my morning, I emptied the dishwasher and washing machine, cleaned the kitchen, did some handwashing, the usual.

Dh got home and we went off to the hospital, I thought they would check me and send me home, so we left all the bags in the car, but when I got to triage I had 2 huge pains and when they examined me, the midwife said, 'You're fully dilated, don't push, I'm not ready!!'

So I got wheeled through to delivery suite by people running with my bed through the corridor, with DH running behind. I got to the room and started pushing and my new baby boy was born an hour later. I still can't believe I woke up and I was fine and by lunch time......I'd had a baby!!!!!

He was born in his waters, which is supposed to be lucky and quite unusual, it made delivering the head a lot more comfortable and I had one tiny tear and no stitches. So I came home that evening and we've been settling in at home today.

Good luck to all those still waiting, the last bit of discomfort is totally worth it. My little man is just gorgeous, we are all besotted with him smile

ISpyDingDongMerrilyOnHigh Tue 11-Dec-12 18:55:06

Fantastic birth story Pru. My waters came out on the sack with DS1 - it freaked the student mw who delivered him out a bit as she hadn't seen it happen like that before. The mw who was supervisng broke them, and proceeded to slip as they went everywhere.

Ellie - sounds like the meeting went really well and seems encouraging for hb.

Pmgk - glad you've got your date and will be home for xmas!

Cookies - good luck for tomorrow. 12/12/12 baby would be fab.

Oh and welcome to the newbies.

spicegirl13 Tue 11-Dec-12 18:56:50

Wow Kate, another quick birth ending with a boy! How lovely!

Am I going to be the only one with a long, agonising birth ending with a girl just to be different?! wink

annelid Tue 11-Dec-12 18:58:49

Seems like the 20th is a popular date!! including me, I think 4 of us are due next Thursday.

MrsMiller81 Tue 11-Dec-12 19:01:43

Congrats kate - sounds like a lovely fast delivery! I'd like to order one of those please grin

I know what you mean spice - I'm having a girl and if she's anything like her mum she's sure to be late and take her time!

cherrypiew3 Tue 11-Dec-12 19:33:30

Elllie I have had 3 sweeps so far this pregnancy 1 today and I have found them ok have gone alone and drove to all of them. Hope it goes well and works for you.

Kate and Pru Lovely birth stories.

Welcome Spice

40+1 today had mw appointment and sweep but don't really hold much hope that it will work but maybe 3rd time lucky. Back to the hospital on Thursday for another scan really don't want to be going for that just want to have my baby.

spicegirl13 Tue 11-Dec-12 20:04:51

cherry how did you get 3 sweeps at 40+1? They won't give me my first until I'm 40 hmm

ellliebelle Tue 11-Dec-12 20:10:50

Thanks for the birth stories*pru and kate*ad huge congratulations again smile

RudolphTheRedNosedGiraffe Tue 11-Dec-12 20:41:27

Yes thanks for the birth stories, it's very encouraging to read how many people have successfully managed to give birth! (I'm not sure what else I'm expecting to happen when this one finally decides to put in an appearance, but it still makes it seem more manageable!)
The 20th is significant for me too because it'll probably be my induction date if the baby hasn't arrived by then.

DH reminded me earlier that when Ethan came out (after 10 minutes of pushing) I said 'oh my god it's a baby'

blush I'm not sure what exactly I had been expecting!

cherrypiew3 Tue 11-Dec-12 20:58:28

Spice I measure small baby is measuring a bit small and movements keep reducing so they have done sweeps since 38 weeks they don't seem to be doing much though and now I have sore bits. blush

brooke89 Tue 11-Dec-12 21:08:44

Lovely birth stories pru and kate

JoJoB77 Tue 11-Dec-12 21:38:53

Hi ladies

Well i'm not due for another 6 days but am feeling very achy and pre-menstrual confused. My DH is in london overnight so i'm a bit anxious its going to kick off while hes so far away.

I'm also a bit scared that i'm going to have to push this baby out very soon - i seem to have forgotten how it felt last time.

Congrats to all the new babies, they really are coming thick and fast now. Think im going to go to bed to try & replenish my sleep stores grin

WillYuleDoTheFandango Tue 11-Dec-12 21:43:43

I'm still here too ladies, welcome newcomers!

Today I feel the size of a house, everything aches and I'm knackered. Tomorrow is what should hopefully be my last diabetes clinic, they should tell me my induction date unless they've changed their minds

It all seems a bit scary and real now confused plug is coming away in clumps but that's my only sign so far

AlisonDB Tue 11-Dec-12 23:41:12

Hi all,
Congratulations to everyone who has just popped! hope your little ones are doing well!!!
i'm still trying to catch up with all the updates but i'm dont know if i'll ever catch up.
life since December 3rd has been an endless succession of Drs appointments, specialists and examinations,

Today is my 2nd night home without Thomas and I'm finding it very upsetting and overwhelming that he's not next to me,

He is doing much better today he came off his oxygen and also came off his IV as he no longer needs the glucose, he is feeding much better now and is taking larger bottles each day, but is still having some of his overnight feeds done by tune so he can sleep and not be disturbed, o we are made up with him, but it all feels a bit surreal!

His platelet levels are still a little low, but they hope that they have now stabilized and he won't need further transfusions,
He is due a scan on Thursday to see if they can tell us more about the hole in his heart,

But he has already put on 100grms in the 1st week and is getting stronger by the day,
Hopefully we have him home soon, as its horrid leaving him behind in the hospital, I just want him next to me so I can really begin to enjoy him!

AlisonDB Tue 11-Dec-12 23:42:05

Meant he's having his night feeds via tube! Not tune!

Oh alison i can't even imagine how upsetting it must be to be home but not have your new bundle with you. Sounds like he is doing well though so FX it won't be too much longer.

Getting some more pains this evening but definitely my body's way of being extra cruel- keeping me up the night before my due date with irregular stupid fake labour pains (that I will eventually get rid of shortly with either a poo or fart

Hormonalhell Wed 12-Dec-12 00:59:49

I too cannot imagine what u going thru alison but at least u know he's safe and improving well smile

I too cookies am up with probable 'false' pains, coming every ten mins but although uncomfy not agony. Also leaking a bit but not much at present.

Be pretty amazing if we both gave birth today tho - 12.12.12!!!!gringrin

Oh hormonal it does help to know I'm not alone. Was getting to 5 mins but now they seem be disappearing and becoming Shorter. That'll teach me for waking up DP. I'm so torn between staying up and trying to get some sleep. You know when the logical thing would be to go to sleep but then you don't want to just incase?!
I was going to phone my mum but think ill give up now and try to rest. <sob>

Do update with any changesgrin

Hormonalhell Wed 12-Dec-12 02:04:11

Ah yes but we gonna need our energy for the day ahead if it does amount to something!! My mum is my labour partner so I'll hopefully call her but although I'm still getting painful tightenings they not regular now angry so am off to bed to listen to DP snore!!

Hope things get going for u, big FX!!!

Had a few more really painful tightenings just as I was giving up. Lasted bit less than a min i think. But LO is going crazy and that in itself is painful so has messed up a lot of my timings etc.

Massively crossing my fingers for you this isn't tease-labour. Just as I was drifting off it was like something happened again angryangry

brooke89 Wed 12-Dec-12 06:18:45

Who's going to have the 12/12/12 birthday?

alison glad to hear he is doing well hope you get him back for a snuggle soon

yuletopian99 Wed 12-Dec-12 07:05:21

Ooh cookies and hormonal, sounds like you might both be in the running for the 12/12/12 date!

Thought i had everything major sorted and he could arrive and now have more things to sort before Sunday, so hoping for a few more days grace all of a sudden! Also dh is in Swansea for meetings today (we live in Manc,) so really hoping nothing kicks off till this evening or I'll be on my own!

JoJoB77 Wed 12-Dec-12 07:10:05

Well nothing happened for me overnight!

I'm feeling achy still though and have a feeling its going to happen soon, but then again the latent stage could go on for days yet so its anyones guess grin

Hope you're both ok this morning cookies and hormonal

gilsbubbles Wed 12-Dec-12 07:31:53

Another night of not sleeping.
9 days overdue now and off to the hospital at 10 to be checked over and start talking inductions. I know it's best for both junior and me but can't help feeling a bit like I've failed somehow sad
I'm realising just how much I'd been picturing an active water birth, then a quick return home. It's the potential of a long hospital stay that's bothering me most, don't want to be away from DP. Which just goes to show how crazy these hormones are considering I'm usually very independent - travelling solo all over the world etc.
Feeling very sorry for myself

Nope sorry it wasn't meant to be for me. So upset when they were a minute long every5 mins and had been going for hours. Me and my body are having serious words. So due date arrives.

hormonal I hope there is a different story for you. gils you haven't failed at all! Some of these babbas are just stubborn and awkward (and don't like the cold!)

Hormonalhell Wed 12-Dec-12 08:15:24

Nope cookies I'm still here after going up to bed going to sleep and not a single twinge now!!angry fanjo a bit stabby but that's it. Soooo frustrating tho!!!

Cannot imagine how fed up you are Gils not to mention how uncomfortable.

Hormonalhell Wed 12-Dec-12 08:17:28

Jojo yes I'm achy but have been all my pregnancy - I put that down to fact i'm 40 grin

FriendofDorothy Wed 12-Dec-12 08:51:25

Doesn't feel much like I am going to go into labour today, which is a shame as I think it would be a cool birthday.

My hips aren't hurting as much this morning though and I am wondering whether that is because he has dropped a bit. Did anyone else have this?

ellliebelle Wed 12-Dec-12 09:21:25

Ivr had several texts this morning telling me i need to have baby today for 12.12.12 birthday i feel like screaming that if it were that easy baby would already be here by now......

Stacks Wed 12-Dec-12 09:32:10

Gils there's no reason you can't have an active water birth, even with an induction. Talk to your midwife about it and see what she says. I know if your booked for a home birth they just send you home here after the pessary. One of our nct ladies had that, then had her water birth at home as planned.

I'm hoping for baby today, but no signs at all. Had an awful backache since yesterday, but I also did a big food shop and some very heavy bags. Still, sitting on my ball this morning hoping to bounce him out!

Good luck to all today. I get my first sweep tomorrow, but am obviously hoping not to get there.

WillYuleDoTheFandango Wed 12-Dec-12 09:34:28

Hi all, just got my date for induction - it's this Saturday! My face was like this shock Off out for brunch with a friend now, will catch up later. Hope we do get a 12.12.12 baby on here, that's a cool birthday!

itsMYNutella Wed 12-Dec-12 09:55:33

Fingers crossed for today to be the mass eviction for those due and waiting. I said to DP over breakfast that it would be a cool birthday. Although the bean has another 15ish days and can't imagine it'll rush out early smile

2blessed Wed 12-Dec-12 10:32:42

Morning ladies,

I'm sure I've missed some births so congratulations - sorry!
All quiet here, bit of pain above my left hip but thats it sadly. Do hope we get some babies born today, would be really cool and unique.

No delivery dramas yet this week, but the week is still young with 3 expected deliveries between now and next tuesday. Still loving my new bed!

cherrypiew3 Wed 12-Dec-12 10:36:21

Gils I also feel like a complete failure this is dc4 and I have never had any on time all born at 42 weeks. I really thought this time my body would know what to do. I broke down this morning to dh sobbing like a baby I am a mess today. Hope it goes well at the hospital and you still get to have a water birth.

Don't think I will be having a 12.12.12 baby feeling no pains just very miserable looks like my 3rd sweep failed. I have decided that I will be refusing any more I stupidly get my hopes up that it will work and get very upset when it does not.

Equimum Wed 12-Dec-12 11:50:47

FoD I've noticed that my hip pain has virtually disappeared over the past couple of days as well. Can't help as to why this might be, but I'm liking the thought that it might result from baby having dropped a bit further.

Keep wondering whether things are a 'sign'. Have been feeling sticky for a couple of days and keep getting Braxton Hicks, period-type pains and lower back aches, but nothing happens. I know I still have 12 days until EDD but feeling so uncomfortable and constantly thinking, 'is this it?' is really doing my head in. I really feel feel for you guys who are already over due (sorry for wringing)!

If baby hasn't come by Friday it's taking part in it's first university assessment (it's very advanced, lol!). No, my midwife has asked if 'bump' can be used in an assessment for a couple of first year students who need to identify parts of the baby and judge the degree of engagement. My friend is really worried about this and has suggested I might be endangering the baby, but surely they'll have some idea what they're doing and they're going to be under supervision. I'm not being too blasé, am I? One of the students has already felt the bump at clinic, and if anything, she's gentler than the experienced midwives.

pmgkt Wed 12-Dec-12 12:47:08

Can't see why a few more prods us going to hurt. And if it is painful you just ask them to stop.

Equimum Wed 12-Dec-12 13:17:17

Thank Pmgkt, that's what I thought!

itsMYNutella Wed 12-Dec-12 13:22:18

equimum I agree with with pmgkt. If it was me I'd say yes.
Plus I'm sure, like your previous experience they will mostly be more gentle than the regular MW. They do a finger prick here for a bit of blood to test for iron (don't know if you get the same in the UK) and one nurse at the Dr is very sadistic firm with the needle and I still have the mark from Monday to prove it!

MyDaydream Wed 12-Dec-12 13:45:08

equimum If there were any risks they'd have made fake bellies and fake babies for students to practice on rather than asking patients. Most of my appointments have been run by students anyway with the qualified midwife just writing down what's been said.

QueenoftheHolly Wed 12-Dec-12 14:01:19

Impending birth alert (FX!!!)
After a few days of much quieter movement (compared to usual rugby player I've been harbouring!) & being 41+ 1, spoke to the hospital first thing & they said to come in.
Had a scan, baby seems ok although abit sleepy, and an examination when they realised cervix very hard & long meaning (tmi sorry) I'm unlikely to go into labour within the 12 day cutoff so decided to go straight to induction today.

I say 'straight' but that decision was 5 hours ago & still waiting for 1st pessary hmm

At first I was all excited about the date of birth but due to them being abit slow it's looking more like 13th now! Typical grin.

Worst thing is someone has had a tuna sandwich & whole place is STINKY! Yuk. Clearly this will not be the worst thing eventually grin

alison I really feel for you without your LO. I can hear the newborns wailing here & it makes it seem very very real. I hope you get Thomas very soon.

gilsbubbles Wed 12-Dec-12 14:10:48

Sweep done and all very positive, induction booked in for friday afternoon as a back up plan. fingers crossed it won't be needed.

BuntysFestiveCollocks Wed 12-Dec-12 14:20:34

Good luck, queen and gils!

WillYuleDoTheFandango Wed 12-Dec-12 14:36:33

Aw Alison, I just can't imagine how you feel. Glad to hear Thomas is doing better and good luck for Thursday. I really hope that you get to bring him home soon.

Good luck Queen hope they get a move on and your baby gets the cool birthday! I thought mine was a shocker only being in 3 days, my eyes would have popped out of my head if they'd said today!

Ooh good news Gil fingers crossed for you too, maybe time to beat the induction yet.

Equimum I think that the students will probably be more conscientious than the trained midwives. I really can't see how on earth they'd endanger your baby by having a little feel of your bump? Also it sounds quite cool grin

Wah babies everywhere, it's so exciting!

Hormonalhell Wed 12-Dec-12 15:00:10

Ooooooh exciting Queen good luck hope all goes well smile

Good luck queen!

MyDaydream Wed 12-Dec-12 16:12:35

Good luck Queen. Hope your sweep gets something started Gils.
Were going out with friends for dinner at the weekend in another town so I suggested we get a hotel for the night so we don't have to worry about getting the last bus, we can have a nice breakfast in the morning and make our final night out before baby a little bit special. DPs response has been "well getting a taxi back would be cheaper". Romance is dead sad.

Oh good luck gils did they gave you a score?
Less than 8 hours to see if anyone gets it!
Sweep was ok, said I'm now easily 3cm soft and stretchy, even contracted while she examined. Cervix completely effaced so just waiting for these contractions to sort themselves out. Grr.
Anymore updates * hormonal* ?
Good luck Queen really hope it's quick and you're holding LO very soon

Hormonalhell Wed 12-Dec-12 16:48:13

Nope cookies I'm not having mine today by the looks of it, I got a couple of weeks to wait before a sweep too sad think mine must be Braxton hicks. Glad the sweep went well, all sounds good tho fx it's within next few days!

Hormonalhell Wed 12-Dec-12 16:49:23

Ha mydaydream sounds very practical your DH grin

yuletopian99 Wed 12-Dec-12 17:10:03

I'm another who's had the 12.12.12 texts - not even due till Sat. Lots of prep pains but not expecting anything till at least 40+7 as my mother was seriously late with my bro and me, although that's a bit close to Christmas for my liking.

Have accupuncture 'starting' sessions booked for 40+2 and 40+5 to hopefully give him no choice but to leave! Had a nice chat with mil earlier, am trying to dampen her expectations of him arriving on time!

It seems a lot quieter on here with half of us in post natal...

emilyeggs Wed 12-Dec-12 17:33:22

yule I'm still hear....I've gotten so bored on mat leave I can't even rouse myself to post! At least some of us are having signs....I've had nothing. No plug no BH no cramps, don't even think baby has dropped sad. I've spoken to no one all day (except DH) but he won't be home till late after seeing his dd nativity play (would like to have gone but it upsets the ex) and taking his ds out. At least my tens turned up today so I had a play with that. Sorry for massively depressing post

MyDaydream Wed 12-Dec-12 17:41:47

That's one word hormonal! He's now said we can if I want to because he feels bad. He's either been talking to his colleagues or he's a secret MNetter.

Equimum Wed 12-Dec-12 17:57:46

Good luck queen and gils.

Sorry to hear you're not enjoying mat leave so far emily. I kind of know where you're coming from, though, as I don't see anyone except DH most days. Can you set yourself tasks for each day? Sounds stupid, but I'm trying to lift my spirits by creating 'to do' lists which I can then tick off. At least I feel I'm achieving something this way....although I'm not sure cavity how important washing the lampshades was!

QueenoftheHolly Wed 12-Dec-12 18:06:55

Hello again.
The most boring time ever waiting entire day for pessary prescription. Only just about to start me on my first pessary. Here's hoping it works. Having had worlds most uneventful, average pregnancy I didn't envisage so much waiting in hospital at this stage.

Oh well. I guess things will liven up eventually!

emily I got very fed with my own company too. MN helped!

RudolphTheRedNosedGiraffe Wed 12-Dec-12 18:23:52

Hmmm, no 12/12 babies then? Unless someone gets in quick in the next few hours! DH had been hoping ours would, but I'm pretty sure it's not going to happen now, unless I have one of those 'sat down on the toilet and the baby nearly fell out' births!

Emily do you know anyone locally who has young children who you could meet for coffee or something? It's really helped me to go visiting a couple of times a week. Also, most mums & toddlers groups are welcoming to pregnant ladies who want to do a bit of socialising before the birth, so if there are any in your area it might be worth visiting them, although I guess next week will be the last before the Christmas holidays for those. I've been going to the mums & tots group at my church for ages now, although that's a bit different because I know several of the mums there already, but I was also invited to another randomly in a coffee shop recently (unfortunately they're both at the same time!). It's helpful to have a reason to get out of the house as well as being able to make some friends who'll be available during the week once the baby's born. I can't remember when you're due, sorry, hopefully not too much longer now anyway, and some people don't get any signs at all until proper labour starts so don't worry too much about not having any.

emilyeggs Wed 12-Dec-12 18:36:01

Thanks ladies, some good ideas, never thought about a baby group. Due on the 28 so two weeks left (or 4). Trying to set tasks, and meet people but not lived hear that long so don't really know anyone, plus going out cost money if we go for lunch and I don't drive do am a bit stuck. I'll be ok tomorrow, just feeling sorry for myself but should realise its not for long and I'm really very lucky

2blessed Wed 12-Dec-12 18:59:09

Good luck queen

emily this is my 2nd week of leave and I am sooooo bored!

gilsbubbles Wed 12-Dec-12 19:17:54

I've got to agree with the approach of setting tasks each day, it's helped keep me sane (ish) over the last few weeks.
I trend to do something practical one day then indulgent the next.
Monday was a picnic in the car while listening to the archers before a walk along the beach. Just getting out the house and chatting to random dog walkers really helped lift my spirits.

MyDaydream Wed 12-Dec-12 20:10:11

emily I'm with you on boredom, I've been off since August and get so excited when DP gets home from work just to talk to someone. I don't think it's helped my energy levels, especially since my back has been bad, I've been fairly inactive.

Hormonalhell Wed 12-Dec-12 20:12:05

I'm toooootally bored now too, I start

Hormonalhell Wed 12-Dec-12 20:14:24

Ooooops grin ....started maternity leave at 28 weeks!! Wish I hadn't now but hosp advised it as I'd been in twice with labour pains hmm

Sometimes I get up with no energy whatsoever to even get dressed sad

ellliebelle Wed 12-Dec-12 20:32:25

im also bored on second week of mat leave sad

Good luck queen hope your sweep works gils

Quick question ive been havingvthe stabbing pains in my cervix for quite a few weeks now. Tonight i have just started to have similar pains right in the bottom of my bump never experienced this before so a bit worried although it is only happening when baby moves so wondering if its maybe just nerve pain. Any ideas?

WillYuleDoTheFandango Wed 12-Dec-12 20:43:54

I'm also on week two of mat leave, but have had plans pretty much every day so I'm feeling the opposite - I'd kill for a sit down an do nothing day! I plan on spending Friday doing just that as my last day without a baby!

Ellie I've had the shooty nerve pain at the bottom if the bump, does changing position (all fours) help at all?

RockabillyKitty Wed 12-Dec-12 21:10:38

Just contributing to this post as I'll just scrape in hopefully! Due 30 Dec!! Not even on maternity leave yet so no time to be bored/overthink things. The birth stories on here are really useful to read. Finishing work on Friday so I'm sure I'll be around MN more next week. Good luck to everyone and see you soon grin

emilyeggs Wed 12-Dec-12 21:17:59

Oops, seem to have started a boredom theme. We'll all have to keep each others spirits up! (just wish it was the g&t type of spirit) wink

itsMYNutella Wed 12-Dec-12 21:22:40

emily I think it the anticipation and it's all rather a non event beforehand... I've been winding down work for what feels like ages and am easily bored and rubbish at motivating myself now it's snowing here and they don't seem to be very good at gritting/ clearing the paths so I'm not really able to go out as much as I'd like confused ... but I'm trying to enjoy it. I've got our bean's area/corner all ready now. The hospital bags are packed.... it's all a bit scary too if I think about it too much... so instead... hmmm gin!! Would so love a G&T! I have had the odd glass of red wine, and I've really enjoyed them grin !!

FriendofDorothy Wed 12-Dec-12 21:32:42

I am on my second week of mat leave and thoroughly enjoying myself.

Last week I had loads of things to do but this week is much more chilled so i am enjoying getting out walking on the beach and watching crap TV!

yuletopian99 Wed 12-Dec-12 21:33:51

Oooh I'd kill for a glass of red wine... I know you can have one every now and then, but figured I might as well give up altogether (give my poor liver a break!) and enjoy it after the event.

Haven't been bored yet as have been busy with property stuff we do on the side so no true leave ever as I find it impossible to switch off, but i know I'd be going loopy too if I did. Will probably end up with a load more to coordinate from mid Jan so hoping the crumb will be happy coming to chat to builders with me!

ellliebelle Wed 12-Dec-12 21:54:11

yule thanks for reasurance that you have had similar sort of pains mine have subsided now i have moved smile

I havr haf a couple of alcoholic drinks through pregnancy and would kill for one now but kind of think its prob nit a great idea if i went into labour smile

Little Isabelle was born at 19.15 weighing 8 lb 3.
On her due date !
12/12/12 baby grin

Hormonalhell Wed 12-Dec-12 22:15:37

Ohmigod cookies!!?! How quick??! Tell us more!!

annelid Wed 12-Dec-12 22:15:38

Congratulations cookies!!!!

CODwidow Wed 12-Dec-12 22:18:40

Yeah congrats cookies grin

MrsMiller81 Wed 12-Dec-12 22:37:06

Wow! Congrats Cookies smile

Wow cookies that was quick! Glad we got a 12/12/12 baby smile lovely name too

emilyeggs Wed 12-Dec-12 22:39:54

Congrats cookie and now I have a birth story to look forward togrin 12/12/12! How fab thanks

Honeycantthinkofanxmasnickname Wed 12-Dec-12 22:44:14

Congrats cookies

Bellaboo123 Wed 12-Dec-12 22:44:16

Congrats cookies so quick and extra congrats for 12/12/12 wine

RudolphTheRedNosedGiraffe Wed 12-Dec-12 22:47:42

Wow that was fast! Congratulations cookie thanks. I'm glad we got one today anyway smile

Congratulations cookie And welcome to the world Isabelle!

2blessed Wed 12-Dec-12 23:49:35

Fab news cookies!

ISpyDingDongMerrilyOnHigh Wed 12-Dec-12 23:49:56

Congratulations Cookie and welcome Isabelle (lovely name btw) thanks.

Walnut8 Thu 13-Dec-12 00:12:57

Well done Cookies! Yay a 12.12.12 baby. That was a quick birth, can't wait to read the birth story! thanks

MyDaydream Thu 13-Dec-12 00:13:15

Congratulations cookies.

It was very quick indeed. I think I had been here less than an hour and she was here. But definitely very painful! Just intense. Pretty Sure I should be sleeping now she is and happily fed but still in shock etc/adrenaline. I shall piece together the events ASAP, even the MW hadn't written any notes and she was here!
With a due date like 12/12/12 you wouldn't have thought it was possible but hey!
Belle is hiccuping in her sleep next to me I'm one happy (soppy) mummy right now! smile
Wishing your babies are with you all very very soon

WillYuleDoTheFandango Thu 13-Dec-12 01:13:06

Aw how lovely a 12.12.12er! Congratulations Cookie, Isabelle is my favourite girls name thanks

MyDaydream Thu 13-Dec-12 01:20:29

I'm having some weird baby movements, feels like loads of pressure on my cervix and like he's doing Mexican waves in there across my stomach, down to my cervix and then a little rest before repeating! I hope he calms down soon so I can get some sleep. I also hope he's not planning his escape, I'm really looking forward to seeing my friends on Saturday and eating lots of Italian food.

brooke89 Thu 13-Dec-12 01:24:01

Congrats cookies

pmgkt Thu 13-Dec-12 01:39:43

Congrats cookies. The lady next to me is so annoying. She has snored all day, and all night, left her phone in ring so woke up the ward at 11, now decided that since they won't let her husband in she will discharge herself. It's half 1, she is on pain killers, can bearly walk, is talking rubbish and hasn't even managed to go to the loo in over 12 hours. Stupid women. At least just go back to snoring rather than making a fuss so the rest of us can sleep.

WillYuleDoTheFandango Thu 13-Dec-12 01:43:10

Oh rubbish pmgkt it must be so hard stuck on the ward. tell her to stfu

I cannot sleep as the bambino has mammoth hiccups, been going for ages. Low down in my pelvis and bum. Cute any other time of day, but not right now

QueenoftheHolly Thu 13-Dec-12 01:43:12

Big congrats cookies! Lovely name & brilliant DOB!

I'm lying in ward after a few hours sleep with noises of women snoring or quietly suppressed agony as they try to go through first stages silently. Also screaming babies on postnatal ward nearby.

First pessary isn't going to be enough for me (even though things r pretty painful!) so it looks like I'm here for a while & am sad as expected to be doing this bit at home & using lovely new bathroom etc instead of gross mouldy hospital puby bath.

I also expected to be with DH who I can't even text as he needs the prep sleep for when things do really kick off.

Feeling SUPER sorry for myself & lonely. Glad of MN, I'm so sorry to moan.

cookies sounds like Ethan's birth. He was out within 35 minutes of getting to hospital! It was slightly scary how quick it was! I hope you are sleeping now! Well done!

2blessed Thu 13-Dec-12 06:01:25

Hope you managed to get some sleep pmgkt

daydream hope the partying/celebrating in your belly has calmed down. wink

JoJoB77 Thu 13-Dec-12 07:35:48

Congratulations cookies thanks

emilyeggs Thu 13-Dec-12 07:40:30

Sorry to hear about bad nights in hospital pmg & queen. I moaned about being bored but at least I'm at home in my own surroundings. Never be sorry for moaning wink

Equimum Thu 13-Dec-12 08:03:21

Cookies Congratulations! I'm impressed you managed to hit your EDD and 12//12/12!

PMG and queen, I hope you both got some sleep in the end. You both have every right to be moaning - I'd be furious!

yuletopian99 Thu 13-Dec-12 08:25:56

Wow cookies so fast and on time! Fantastic! I'm not overdue yet but would love him to arrive bang on time..

itsMYNutella Thu 13-Dec-12 08:33:34

Congratulations Cookie! And yay on EDD and 12/12/12.... What an accommodating baby you have there wink

Queen that's a shame, fingers crossed DH is with you soon and entertains you with plenty of magazines or whatever takes your fancy.

Hormonalhell Thu 13-Dec-12 08:38:42

willyule my bubz gets violent hiccups!! I feel like I hiccup along with him as my whole torso moves with each hiccup and they last forever!!

Awww cookies glad u got your much awaited bundle smile

mydaydream yes bubz was doing that last night to me too felt like he was literally bashing on my tummy, hiccuping 'let me out now!' grin

Think that's wishful thinking on my part!!

Hormonalhell Thu 13-Dec-12 08:42:11

grin at mouldy puby baths queen, yes I've experienced those <shudder> was in hosp 3 days and shower looked grottier so had no choice - think my fear of going into labour unwashed geared me into it!!

2blessed Thu 13-Dec-12 10:01:22

Eugh! So not looking forward to hospital bathing facilities.

At the risk of sounding stupid, I can't work out lo hiccups. What do they feel/sound like?

My hospital showers were really clean, it's not three years old yet though. Jealous of all you ladies still to have babies (you can't beat that 'I just had a baby!' feeling) grin

pmgkt Thu 13-Dec-12 10:14:53

Hiccups are when you feel little flutters or jumps but in a rythum.

Baby is now lying oblique breech so lying head top left, feet bottom right. Not quite right is it!

Goodness pmgkt is your bump massive due to all the fluid?

pmgkt Thu 13-Dec-12 10:26:40

Spotty I think it is smaller than last time, so I'm not sure whether I had the same last time, but it was just undetected, or maybe that all I remember is the bump at 42 weeks. Either way I'm finding this more restrictive cos in certain positions I can't bend over very well, but other times I'm ok.

BuntysFestiveCollocks Thu 13-Dec-12 11:20:54

Congratulations, cookie!

ellliebelle Thu 13-Dec-12 11:55:32

Congratulations cookie beautiful name choice smile same as my dd1 and we also call her belle smile

Im at diabetic clinic again.....had scan baby is just above 50th centile for head and tummy so growth has either slowed or sonographer suggested last measurements were prob wrong (so all that stress for nothing )

Diabetic consultant happy with levels and scan results and happy for homebirth but has prescribed insulin drip for if i need to be transfered

Obs done sweep said she would be surprised if it didnt put me in labour in 72 hours..... Was quite painful but over with now cervix is soft thin short and 2-3 cm dialated

Hormonalhell Thu 13-Dec-12 12:01:18

Wanna trade places spotty I'm bricking the labour!!!grin

Hormonalhell Thu 13-Dec-12 12:03:23

2blessed my bump jerks when he has hiccups I feel like I have them too!

brooke89 Thu 13-Dec-12 12:08:33

It's really not that bad hormonal

I have managed to sneak off for a bath so catching up smile Ahhh bliss! When I said before I thought I'd get more sleep with a newborn than I do being pregnant I was very wrong!

That's good news ellie smile

Hormonalhell Thu 13-Dec-12 12:21:06

brooke I think these Braxton hicks are eye watering so am dreading real thing!! Just been for a walk down to midwife n slipped on the frost shock just fell on to one knee and was more embarrassed than anything!! Hoping it kick starts me grin

Hormonalhell Thu 13-Dec-12 12:22:56

Oh god yes sleep deprivation a killer brooke , I got no-one to pass this one over to this time either

I'm getting more sleep with a newborn and it's better quality sleep too. Even though DH does nothing at night. So it is possible, just depends on baby.

RudolphTheRedNosedGiraffe Thu 13-Dec-12 12:51:15

I'll have one like yours then Stacey smile I'm getting more and more tired each day from constant toilet trips and lack of comfortable sleeping positions!

MyDaydream Thu 13-Dec-12 12:55:26

2blessed I hate the feeling of hiccups they feel like constant shudders for however long he has them for. Like little light taps either on my lower bump or cervix. When he has them its every other second for quite a long time.
Baby went on for hours last night and whenever I got up for the toilet he started again. He really did think it was party time! Just hoping its a one off rather than a new routine.

2blessed Thu 13-Dec-12 13:32:51

Aha! Thanks!

I think labour is going to be a real shock to me as I've barely had any braxton hicks and only slight period style cramps over last week or so. Now I've got time on my hands I'm getting nervous... confused

brooke89 Thu 13-Dec-12 14:25:12

Hopefully she'll settle down soon - she just thinks its snuggle only on mummy time at night and sleep in Moses basket during the day!

I didn't have any Braxton hicks, my bump went hard so no pain but contractions felt like bad back ache that moved on to a period pain to me. Up until 5cm I was still layed on my sofa eating pizza grin plus you get the drugs hormonal the gas and air knocked me right out. DP keeps telling me things I was saying inbetween a contraction like I love James cordon and apparently I kept expressing my love to the midwife haha

Hormonalhell Thu 13-Dec-12 14:56:30

I'm only having gas and air as I had epidural last time and it made me violently sick!! Being emetophobic I will do anything to avoid that but was ok with g&a.

2blessed Thu 13-Dec-12 15:29:56

I'm trying to avoid epidural, hoping I can cope just with tens machine and gas + air.

RudolphTheRedNosedGiraffe Thu 13-Dec-12 15:35:41

That's my plan/hope too 2blessed, though I'm aware that I'm a bit of a wuss when it comes to pain! If it came to it I think I'd rather have the drugs than an epidural though as I'm really scared they might paralyse me if I moved at the wrong time or something (I'm sure it's an irrational fear but it still feels real).

JoJoB77 Thu 13-Dec-12 15:59:39

I'll have anything thats offered if i feel i need it although as i'm going to the local mlu the most they will give is g&a and pethidine i think hmm.

I managed last time with just TENS and gas & air so we shall see...

Honeycantthinkofanxmasnickname Thu 13-Dec-12 16:00:43

Pethidine rocks. But did make me sick before the MW gave me the antiemetic!

JoJoB77 Thu 13-Dec-12 16:10:39

I saw mw today for usual antenatal check and she told me they do sweeps at 40+7 which, if i need one by then, will be Christmas Eve, my birthday!confused

I'm really hoping baby comes on time pleeease! grin

Hormonalhell Thu 13-Dec-12 16:54:02

I hated the sensation afterwards with epidural too, was a horrible birth. With DD I could walk around straight after and had a bath which was like the best bath in the world!!

brooke89 Thu 13-Dec-12 16:57:20

I was sick as hell all throughout labor - projectile vomiting on DP I remember looking up at one point and he looked like he'd wet himself and I said what a shot haha

spicegirl13 Thu 13-Dec-12 16:58:33

Oh JoJo hope it doesn't all kick off on Christmas Eve! My birthday's on Christmas Day & I'll be 40+5 by then. Also hoping I'm on time to avoid another Christmas birthday in the family. Are you listening babies??!!

I had g&a & pethidine last time, hoping to avid pethidine this time as DD was born very drowsy & we had lots of feeding problems because of it. Although saying that, I'll also take whatever's offered in the heat of the moment (am not great with pain!) confusedconfused

MyDaydream Thu 13-Dec-12 17:11:53

I'm looking to avoid a birthday baby on the 23rd, and my Neice is a Christmas Day baby so would rather not go then either. Feel a bit sorry for my family with all the December birthdays in the family.

spicegirl13 Thu 13-Dec-12 17:26:55

Gosh busy time of year for us all! DH's birthday is the 17th! Very badly timed this pregnancy wink

FriendofDorothy Thu 13-Dec-12 17:27:27

Mr birthday is 23 December and I will be 37. My husband is convinced that our baby is going to arrive on 22 Dec as he was born on the eve of his mothers 37th birthday.

Dp was worried ds would arrive on his birthday which is the eighteenth grin he didn't even make December though hmm

2blessed Thu 13-Dec-12 17:41:58

Fingera crossed jojo that lo arrives before 24th

friend that would be a little spooky but ultimately cool

JoJoB77 Thu 13-Dec-12 18:04:34

Wow December definitely is the month for babies! There must have been nothing on tele in March is our house grin

Stacks Thu 13-Dec-12 18:50:41

Had my midwife app thus afternoon. Baby has moved back to back, and is less engaged than 2 weeks ago. So, no sweep and another app on Monday. Hopefully he'll have turned and lowered by then. I'll be 40+8 then, and inductions are booked here for 40+13.. so 22nd.

Bit disappointed, back to feeling like having a baby is still ages away. I have to remember though, he could turn up any time, being engaged doesn't mean that much.

Those of you with birthdays really near Christmas. Do you like it? Did you hate it growing up? I always imagined a Christmas birthday as being no fun, now it looks like we're going to be really close to Christmas with this LO and just want some reassurance he won't be forever disappointed with his birthday.

FriendofDorothy Thu 13-Dec-12 19:15:34

When I was younger my birthday was always celebrated on 23 of November. When I was at uni it was great having a birthday so near to Christmas because I was always home.

spicegirl13 Thu 13-Dec-12 20:03:13

When I was younger we always did Christmas Day first then did my birthday presents in the evening. And more recent I've started celebrating it on Christmas Eve as it keeps the actual day free for DD's Christmas presents!

It's not great, but I've never known any different so I couldn't imagine having a summer birthday.

Guess there's nothing any of us can do about it anyway! Just worried that I'll miss DD opening her presents on Christmas morning ��

JoJoB77 Thu 13-Dec-12 20:04:38

I've always loved having my birthday so close to Christmas, guess it's all i've ever known so it's always been a novelty. My parents always made sure it was celebrated separate to Christmas which was lovely.

It's less of a novelty now i'm the wrong side of 30, i'd much rather forget it grin

Stacks Thu 13-Dec-12 20:09:52

spice it is what is is, and after the struggle we had to conceive this LO at all, I'm just grateful. With EDD as the 9th, I guess I thought it wouldn't be too bad, as it was very early in Dec. the pessimist in me now is expecting an induction on the 22nd though!

FoD I guess we could just choose another day of the year for a birthday celebration. I wondered initially about a half birthday - celebrating 1.5, 2.5 etc. I wonder how many people would think it was silly and just ignore it anyway. Good for middle years when they might like trips to the zoo, amusement parks etc.

It'll all work out as it should, I'll be happy whenever he appears as long as its soon.

MyDaydream Thu 13-Dec-12 20:43:02

I cared more when I got to my teen years and wanted to go to the pub for my birthday and my friends had to go visit relatives instead. When I was younger there was always a good film out for a birthday cinema trip and I was never in school for my birthday. I also took advantage of joint day gifts so I could ask for something more expensive.

RudolphTheRedNosedGiraffe Thu 13-Dec-12 21:38:10

My birthday falls in between Christmas and New Year! How odd that there's so many of us. I also liked asking for one big gift to cover both occasions if I wanted something more expensive. There was a stage growing up when I wished my birthday was closer to the middle of the year but it was only really because if I thought of something I wanted I'd have to wait ages before a 'present' occasion came round and I could have it. My parents suggested celebrating in the summer as a solution but they said I'd have to wait 1.5 years in between birthday presents rather than half a year, so I declined. (I guess it was all about the presents for me blush!).

It's easy enough to have a party with schoolfriends either earlyish December or mid January, to avoid people being unavailable. I've been known to do it in April before now as I suddenly realised we hadn't done anything!
It was also great never having to go to school on your birthday smile.

emilyeggs Thu 13-Dec-12 23:15:21

I thought about doing a party mid summer for bubs if it's too close. Will see what happens.
Had a consultant app today to discuss growth scan, they happy to leave me now it's not so big sad. No mention of sweep or anything, I'm 37+6. Head not engaged either.

Just got out of bed as I'm too uncomfortabel tonight, feel winded and bump hurts plus my nose has seemed blocked all pregnancy confused how are you all turning over in bed? I can't do it without practically getting up!

gilsbubbles Fri 14-Dec-12 00:06:47

Induction booked for 4 pm tomorrow but I'm going to bed with low back pain and increasingly uncomfortable cramping.....fingers crossed

WillYuleDoTheFandango Fri 14-Dec-12 00:14:31

Fx for you Gils maybe the threat of induction had scared the baby out!

Emily I know what you mean, I can only turn over now by doing a sort of crab/body slam movement! And getting out of bed is so hard I have considered wetting myself rather than getting up for that third nighttime wee!

brooke89 Fri 14-Dec-12 00:33:30

Sounds promising gils fingers crossed!

2blessed Fri 14-Dec-12 01:12:12

Fingers crossed for you gils

emily I turn over via my back with heavy use of my legs up by my knees. Always get a pulling feeling in my fanjo but find this way less exhausting than getting on to all fours.oh the strategies...

MyDaydream Fri 14-Dec-12 01:12:14

Rolling over in bed for me is a slow wriggle that takes an age. Or if DP is awake he'll push me!
Fingers crossed for you gils.
I've been having back pain and some cramps all evening but don't think anything is happening. DP is hoping it goes on a bit longer so he doesn't have to go to work tomorrow under the pretence of worrying about me, but that I hold onto baby for another week.

WillYuleDoTheFandango Fri 14-Dec-12 02:43:13

Up and throwing up. I'm not getting my hopes up though, everyone I know seems to have a stomach bug at the minute envy <-- my sick face

Barbeasty Fri 14-Dec-12 03:52:10

Well I've woken up with bleeding so have to go into the main hospital triage now, because they're worried it might be the placenta. At the 36 week scan they thought it had moved, but couldn't find it.

Definitely having contractions across the bottom of the bump.

But having real problems dropping DD at MIL, because the road is like an ice rink. DH is gritting ahead of him to make a path to walk up the drive! And it's still a half hr drive to hospital.

The sibling rivalry is starting. It's DD's first ever nativity this afternoon. Guess her brother didn't want me to watch!

emilyeggs Fri 14-Dec-12 04:01:13

Hope all is well barb you may have your LO soon smile

2blessed Fri 14-Dec-12 04:14:25

willyule sorry to hear you're unwell

good luck barb

WillYuleDoTheFandango Fri 14-Dec-12 04:18:08

Good luck Barbeasty I hope everything is well and you have a little one to cuddle tomorrow

FriendofDorothy Fri 14-Dec-12 04:20:49

Oh I have woken up with quite strong period like cramps. Wonder if this is it?

Bellaboo123 Fri 14-Dec-12 04:36:16

Good luck barbeasty and hope you feel better will you

FriendofDorothy Fri 14-Dec-12 06:35:26

Nobody told me it would be this painful this early on in labour!

niewiem Fri 14-Dec-12 06:35:56

Good morning ladies, I came out of lurking a few threads ago then went back into hiding , now out again at 40+1smile have a question, possibly TMI - Dh and I dtd yesterday night and since 4:30am after every pee have been having little gushes of pinkish watery fluid..its definately not pee as feels different coming out. Not sure now if its semen or waters breaking?(have had spotting previously after sex due to small cervical erosion) the gushes only come after urination or when I stand for a while..nothing while lying down. Have had to change pads once already. Also have period like cramps but very irregular atm. Unsure if I should go to hospital now or wait a few more hours as Dh has v.important job interview today and won't be back home till 11am then we could go in together..

Bellaboo123 Fri 14-Dec-12 06:40:05

Niewiem I'd give the hospital a call and just talk through with them. Most probably they will ask you to go in but could be v early stages but they'll want to exam you.

Good luck!

niewiem Fri 14-Dec-12 06:52:28

Thanks Bella..have to find the number nowsmile

Good luck FoD!! How frequent are your contractions?

yuletopian99 Fri 14-Dec-12 07:56:05

Good luck fod and possibly niewiem?

Had some proper cramps last night, enough to get out of bed and do some careful breathing, but then nothing. Grr. No reason to complain as only due tomorrow, but still. Pil's have asked 'how I'm doing' twice this week, as dh arrived a week early - feel like I'm letting them down. sad

RockabillyKitty Fri 14-Dec-12 07:58:15

Good luck to those with symptoms this morning!

emily re: turning over in bed - I roll onto my back, bend my knees with my feet flat on the bed and use my feet and an elbow to sort of lever me over. Total nightmare. I try and only turn over when I have to get up for the loo - which is 3-4 times a night at the mo.

My last day of work today girls! Finally!! EDD is only 2 weeks and 2 days... <gulp>

pmgkt Fri 14-Dec-12 08:02:32

I have been in a week now, just one more to go!

gilsbubbles Fri 14-Dec-12 08:07:44

Twinges throughout the night. Been up for a few hours and now having pains every 10~15 mins. Just hoping it keeps progressing, time to get out the tens machine :-)

Hormonalhell Fri 14-Dec-12 08:33:29

gringrin at visualising all these women in bed struggling to even turn over or go to loo....please can I be a member of the beached whale club??!!

Seems like a few more are preparing to leave us, I just know I'm gonna be last one left as I'm only 36 weeks sad

Hormonalhell Fri 14-Dec-12 08:35:36

Quick question - one of my boobs really hurts, painful to touch and feels pretty hard. All around the nipple area, milk doesn't just come to one boob at first does it?

2blessed Fri 14-Dec-12 08:58:32

Good luck gils and nieweim!

Enjoy your last day rocka

I probably had my most uncomfortable night. I tossed, turned, got up and had drinks, folded and put away clean laundry replied to texts etc. finally got to sleep just before 6 and have just been woken up by delivery of moses basket stand.

Have a good day ladies, hopefully we'll get some more babies today. smile

ellliebelle Fri 14-Dec-12 09:07:42

Sorry on phone so cant remember who it is but good luck to all those with contractractions or going to hospital for other things this morning.

Im not happy i really feel with how painful the sweep was yesterday and the fact that i made a real effort and nearly killed myself having a bit of romance with dh last night that i deserve to be in labour right now wink instead i just woke up every hour of the night with a rock hard bump and the need to wee so im now frustrated and tired sad

FriendofDorothy Fri 14-Dec-12 10:17:39

Baby boy born at 8.13am. We of arrived at hospital at 7.35am. Total labour time 3.5 hours.

He's beautiful. Weighed 7lbs 6.5oz.

Name TBC.

WillYuleDoTheFandango Fri 14-Dec-12 10:23:27

Aw congratulations FoD thanks I am officially ordering one if those labours! No wonder it was painful with it being that fast. Enjoy your cuddles

emilyeggs Fri 14-Dec-12 10:32:35

Congratulations FoD, welcome to the world little man thanks

Honeycantthinkofanxmasnickname Fri 14-Dec-12 10:34:45

Congratulations FoD

PurplePidjChickIsNotTheMessiah Fri 14-Dec-12 10:37:47

Congratulations FoD thanks

Hormonalhell Fri 14-Dec-12 10:46:45

Congratulations FoD flowers another speedy one!! Hope mine is quick smile

itsMYNutella Fri 14-Dec-12 11:16:36

Congratulations FoD! Great news. Looking forward to the birth story and of course the name! grin
Do you think it's too late to write a letter to Santa?

Dear Santa,
I'm now 38+1 weeks pregnant and turning over in bed is such hard work I get up in the morning and I'm still shattered! So if you could please make that more comfortable and less painful I would be very grateful. Also I don't mind if baby is late, but I'd like to go into labour naturally and I'd like it not to be too long or too painful (they don't have g+a here either!). Thanks.

Love you lots Santa! We can be BFF!
Many thanks

Nutella.
P.S. if there is a fancy nappy bag going spare I'd quite like that as a Christmas present. Again, many thanks!

Hormonalhell Fri 14-Dec-12 11:18:21

Ha ha I like that nutella grin

ellliebelle Fri 14-Dec-12 11:21:26

Wow congrats fod great fast labour cant wait to see whatvyou've called him

RudolphTheRedNosedGiraffe Fri 14-Dec-12 11:35:54

Turning over in bed usually involves semi-sitting up, grunting a lot, levering with one arm and shuffling slowly round... also often pushing DH out of the way in order to get more room for manoeuvre! Maybe I should follow daydream's example and get DH to push me over seeing as how he's often woken up by it anyway. though knowing him he'd probably push too hard and I'd end up on the floor... still it might bring on labour!

This is my second day of sporadic mild cramping and it's going nowhere... waiting for the midwife to come and do a stretch and sweep but no sign yet. I slept so badly last night though that I don't really mind doing nothing all day.

Congratulations FoD!

Wow that's fast FoD congratulations smile

FriendofDorothy Fri 14-Dec-12 12:14:32

His name is Edward James.

He weighed 7lbs 6.5oz.

He is gorgeous and I am smitten.

Barbeasty Fri 14-Dec-12 12:16:28

Congratulations FoD.

Well the bleeding was the start of labour. Anthony was born at 8.29 weighing 8lb 2.5oz.

All done on gas & air, with 2nd degree tear. So much better than last time.

Even as I was pushing they tried to scan as his head was low & they weren't entirely convinced it was a head.

It was lovely that as I arrived at triage the mw had been training when I had DD and remembered me.

Just waiting for DH to come back with the cat seat from the roof, so we can transfer to the MLU.

The cat seat from the roof confused grin

Congratulations Barbeasty! You ladies are quick today!

BuntysFestiveCollocks Fri 14-Dec-12 12:25:12

Congrats, FOD and barb!

Have had a bit of a show after sweep last night, but nothing other than that, really. Was quite impressed it did anything, as I'm only 38 weeks today, but baby is 3/5 engaged (better than DS ever was!), cervix only slightly posterior, 1 cm dilated, and half the length of a not open for business cervix, so things are definitely looking good.

Another sweep booked for Wednesday, and in between now and then I shall be walking, on the ball, and having lots of sex wink I'm hoping for a Thursday baby - a rather cool birthday 20/12/2012!

RudolphTheRedNosedGiraffe Fri 14-Dec-12 12:25:19

Congratulations Barbeasty thanks

I'm still waiting for the midwife, should go and start making lunch, I bet she'll arrive just as it's ready so I can't eat it!

Barbeasty Fri 14-Dec-12 12:32:53

Well DD did originally want a cat....

WillYuleDoTheFandango Fri 14-Dec-12 12:33:44

Congrats Barbeasty lots of lovely little boys names. Hope you're both well.

Been doing some last minute nesting and putting away gifts from friends/family. I'm off to buy some buns/salad to make DP's packed lunch for the hospital tomorrow. It's awfully hungry work being punched sworn at by a sweaty, labouring woman!

WillYuleDoTheFandango Fri 14-Dec-12 12:34:20

Ouch, imagine birthing a cat. Do they come with claws or do they come in later?

ISpyDingDongMerrilyOnHigh Fri 14-Dec-12 12:57:21

Wow, just popped over from post-natal to see how everyone's getting on and it's been a busy morning! Congratulations FOD and Barbeasty and welcome Edward and Anthony thanks.

Hang on in there everyone else.

emilyeggs Fri 14-Dec-12 13:24:53

Congratulations barb and I'm glad it it all went thanks. Who's next?

Bubs is tickling my ribs (quite violently I may add) with feet!

Hormonalhell Fri 14-Dec-12 14:49:33

I like the idea of that birthday too bunty smile

As each day goes by I just get more fed up, have had it with pregnancy - feeling crap, unable to walk, eat, sleep properly just want my body back and babe in my arms....rant over angry

Congratulations fod and barbeasty

So many boys!!

emilyeggs Fri 14-Dec-12 15:08:19

hormonal we must stay strong! We mustn't let it beat us......that or create the fed up futon to sulk (Uncomfortably) on hmm

leobear Fri 14-Dec-12 15:16:42

Hi everyone - sorry I am so bad at keeping in touch on here, it's so busy! But I do read every day.

Congratulations fod barbeasty and all the other new arrivals!

hormonal and others, I feel your pain! Am 39 +2 today - on my own with DD (age 2), while DH at work. Feel rank - tmi, but have a really gripey tummy, pains and fast movement. Anyone else had that? It's making sleeping really hard, and then I just feel ropey all day. Managed to take DD to singing group this morning, but now wracked with guilt over how much TV she's watching....

FriendofDorothy Fri 14-Dec-12 15:22:49

Can someone link to the postnatal thread for me please?

MyDaydream Fri 14-Dec-12 15:29:54

Congratulations FOD and barb.
buntys I really want a 20/12/2012 baby, I really like saying the date.
I'm so uncomfortable, my back keeps going funny, I got stuck in the bathroom of Pizza Hut for a whole with painful BH and I've had feet in ribs all day. I'm so ready for this to be over.

Bellaboo123 Fri 14-Dec-12 15:31:43

Congrats FoD and Barbeasty!

Honeycantthinkofanxmasnickname Fri 14-Dec-12 15:36:33
annelid Fri 14-Dec-12 15:49:49

How about a mini stats post just to see who is left and when we are due......

annelid 20/12/12

Still here also-

annelid 20/12/12
Terrywoganstrousers 31/12/12

leobear Fri 14-Dec-12 15:54:47

And me..

annelid 20/12/12
leobear 18/12/12
Terrywoganstrousers 31/12/12

emilyeggs Fri 14-Dec-12 15:58:14

I'm 28/12

emilyeggs Fri 14-Dec-12 15:59:03

Sorry, can't past on my phone

annelid 20/12/12
leobear 18/12/12
Terrywoganstrousers 31/12/12
emilyeggs 28/12/12

RudolphTheRedNosedGiraffe Fri 14-Dec-12 16:09:17

annelid 20/12/12
leobear 18/12/12
Terywoganstrousers 31/12/12
emilyeggs 28/12/12
Rudolphtherednosedgiraffe 07/12/12 hmm

I wanted a December baby!

Stacks Fri 14-Dec-12 16:23:46

Can't copy/paste on my phone, but I'm still here due 09/12/12

BuntysFestiveCollocks Fri 14-Dec-12 16:25:17

Rudolphtherednosedgiraffe 07/12/12
leobear 18/12/12
annelid 20/12/12
BuntysFestiveCollocks 28/12/12
emilyeggs 28/12/12
Terywoganstrousers 31/12/12

Equimum Fri 14-Dec-12 16:37:51

Rudolphtherednosedgiraffe 07/12/12
leobear 18/12/12
annelid 20/12/12
Equimum 24/12/12
BuntysFestiveCollocks 28/12/12
emilyeggs 28/12/12
Terywoganstrousers 31/12/12

RudolphTheRedNosedGiraffe Fri 14-Dec-12 16:40:06

Rudolphtherednosedgiraffe 07/12/12
Stacks 09/12/12
leobear 18/12/12
annelid 20/12/12
Equimum 24/12/12
BuntysFestiveCollocks 28/12/12
emilyeggs 28/12/12
Terrywoganstrousers 31/12/12

MrsMiller81 Fri 14-Dec-12 18:20:17

Congratulations Fod and Barb and welcome to your little munchkins smile

Rudolphtherednosedgiraffe 07/12/12
Stacks 09/12/12
leobear 18/12/12
annelid 20/12/12
MrsMiller81 20/12/12
Equimum 24/12/12
BuntysFestiveCollocks 28/12/12
emilyeggs 28/12/12
Terrywoganstrousers 31/12/12

WillYuleDoTheFandango Fri 14-Dec-12 18:34:47

Me too:

Rudolphtherednosedgiraffe 07/12/12
Stacks 09/12/12
leobear 18/12/12
annelid 20/12/12
MrsMiller81 20/12/12
WillYuleDoTheFandango 22/12/12 (Induction booked 15/12)
Equimum 24/12/12
BuntysFestiveCollocks 28/12/12
emilyeggs 28/12/12
Terrywoganstrousers 31/12/12

JoJoB77 Fri 14-Dec-12 18:35:19

Congratulations FoD and Barbeasty!

I'm on my phone so could someone please add me too?

Due 17/12/12

smile

gilsbubbles Fri 14-Dec-12 18:36:07

Gilsbubbles 03/12/12
Rudolphtherednosedgiraffe 07/12/12 
Stacks 09/12/12
leobear 18/12/12
annelid 20/12/12
MrsMiller81 20/12/12
Equimum 24/12/12
BuntysFestiveCollocks 28/12/12
emilyeggs 28/12/12
Terrywoganstrousers 31/12/12

In the maternity ward for an induction, first pessary in so hopefully news tomorrow.

Good luck gils!

MyDaydream Fri 14-Dec-12 19:35:06

Good luck gils!

Gilsbubbles 03/12/12
Rudolphtherednosedgiraffe 07/12/12
Stacks 09/12/12
leobear 18/12/12
annelid 20/12/12
MrsMiller81 20/12/12
MyDaydream 20/12/12
Equimum 24/12/12
BuntysFestiveCollocks 28/12/12
emilyeggs 28/12/12
Terrywoganstrousers 31/12/12

Hormonalhell Fri 14-Dec-12 19:40:22

I'm on my phone too, my due date is 15/1/13

WillYuleDoTheFandango Fri 14-Dec-12 19:45:28

Gilsbubbles 03/12/12
Rudolphtherednosedgiraffe 07/12/12
Stacks 09/12/12
leobear 18/12/12
annelid 20/12/12
MrsMiller81 20/12/12
MyDaydream 20/12/12
WillYuleDoTheFandango 22/12/12
Equimum 24/12/12
BuntysFestiveCollocks 28/12/12
emilyeggs 28/12/12
Terrywoganstrousers 31/12/12
Hormonalhell 15/1/13

ellliebelle Fri 14-Dec-12 19:45:36

Im still waiting sad goodluck gils

Gilsbubble03/12/12
Rudolphtherednosedgiraffe 07/12/12 
Stacks 09/12/12
Jojob77 17/12/12
leobear 18/12/12
annelid 20/12/12
MrsMiller81 20/12/12
MyDaydream 20/12/12
Ellliebelle 24/12/12
Equimum 24/12/12
BuntysFestiveCollocks 28/12/12
emilyeggs 28/12/12
Terrywoganstrousers 31/12/12
Hormonalhell 15/01/13

WillYuleDoTheFandango Fri 14-Dec-12 19:46:10

Gilsbubbles 03/12/12
Rudolphtherednosedgiraffe 07/12/12
Stacks 09/12/12
JoJoB77 17/12/12
leobear 18/12/12
annelid 20/12/12
MrsMiller81 20/12/12
MyDaydream 20/12/12
WillYuleDoTheFandango 22/12/12
Equimum 24/12/12
BuntysFestiveCollocks 28/12/12
emilyeggs 28/12/12
Terrywoganstrousers 31/12/12
Hormonalhell 15/1/13

pmgkt Fri 14-Dec-12 19:46:42

On my phone too. Due 28th

WillYuleDoTheFandango Fri 14-Dec-12 19:47:03

A mini stats post was a good idea, didn't realise so many of us were left.

Good luck Gils keep us up to date

WillYuleDoTheFandango Fri 14-Dec-12 19:47:41

Gilsbubbles 03/12/12
Rudolphtherednosedgiraffe 07/12/12
Stacks 09/12/12
JoJoB77 17/12/12
leobear 18/12/12
annelid 20/12/12
MrsMiller81 20/12/12
MyDaydream 20/12/12
WillYuleDoTheFandango 22/12/12
Equimum 24/12/12
BuntysFestiveCollocks 28/12/12
emilyeggs 28/12/12
pmgkt 28/12/12
Terrywoganstrousers 31/12/12
Hormonalhell 15/1/13

WillYuleDoTheFandango Fri 14-Dec-12 19:48:42

Gilsbubbles 03/12/12
Rudolphtherednosedgiraffe 07/12/12
Stacks 09/12/12
JoJoB77 17/12/12
leobear 18/12/12
annelid 20/12/12
MrsMiller81 20/12/12
MyDaydream 20/12/12
WillYuleDoTheFandango 22/12/12
Equimum 24/12/12
Ellliebelle 24/12/12
BuntysFestiveCollocks 28/12/12
emilyeggs 28/12/12
pmgkt 28/12/12
Terrywoganstrousers 31/12/12
Hormonalhell 15/1/13

Sorry Ellie added you back in

ellliebelle Fri 14-Dec-12 19:49:28

Gilsbubble 03/12/12
Rudolphtherednosedgiraffe 07/12/12 
Stacks 09/12/12
Jojob77 17/12/12
leobear 18/12/12
annelid 20/12/12
MrsMiller81 20/12/12
MyDaydream 20/12/12
WillYuleDoTheFandango 22/12/12
Ellliebelle 24/12/12
Equimum 24/12/12
BuntysFestiveCollocks 28/12/12
emilyeggs 28/12/12
Terrywoganstrousers 31/12/12
Hormonalhell 15/01/13

ellliebelle Fri 14-Dec-12 19:50:09

Haha willyou i added you back too smile

ellliebelle Fri 14-Dec-12 19:51:51

Ahhh missed pmgkt out and im on my phone an it takes forever sad

WillYuleDoTheFandango Fri 14-Dec-12 19:54:57

Here we go, now leave it be grin

Gilsbubbles 03/12/12
Rudolphtherednosedgiraffe 07/12/12
Stacks 09/12/12
JoJoB77 17/12/12
leobear 18/12/12
annelid 20/12/12
MrsMiller81 20/12/12
MyDaydream 20/12/12
WillYuleDoTheFandango 22/12/12
Equimum 24/12/12
Ellliebelle 24/12/12
BuntysFestiveCollocks 28/12/12
emilyeggs 28/12/12
pmgkt 28/12/12
Terrywoganstrousers 31/12/12
Hormonalhell 15/1/13

yuletopian99 Fri 14-Dec-12 20:01:08

Gilsbubble 03/12/12 Rudolphtherednosedgiraffe 07/12/12 
Stacks 09/12/12
Yuletopian99 15/12/12
Jojob77 17/12/12
leobear 18/12/12
annelid 20/12/12
MrsMiller81 20/12/12
MyDaydream 20/12/12
WillYuleDoTheFandango 22/12/12
Ellliebelle 24/12/12
Equimum 24/12/12
BuntysFestiveCollocks 28/12/12
emilyeggs 28/12/12
Terrywoganstrousers 31/12/12
Hormonalhell 15/01/13

cherrypiew3 Fri 14-Dec-12 20:04:52

Congratulations FOD and * Barbeasty*

Good luck Gils

Well still waiting and very fed up scan yesterday showed her head very far down so they could not measure her I have been 2cm dilated since 38 weeks why is nothing happening.sad

Gilsbubble 03/12/12
Rudolphtherednosedgiraffe 07/12/12
Stacks 09/12/12
Cherrypiew3 10/12/12
Jojob77 17/12/12
leobear 18/12/12
annelid 20/12/12
MrsMiller81 20/12/12
MyDaydream 20/12/12
WillYuleDoTheFandango 22/12/12
Ellliebelle 24/12/12
Equimum 24/12/12
BuntysFestiveCollocks 28/12/12
emilyeggs 28/12/12
Terrywoganstrousers 31/12/12
Hormonalhell 15/01/13

cherrypiew3 Fri 14-Dec-12 20:09:49

Gilsbubbles 03/12/12
Rudolphtherednosedgiraffe 07/12/12
Stacks 09/12/12
Cherrypiew3 10/12/12
Yuletopian99 15/12/12
JoJoB77 17/12/12
leobear 18/12/12
annelid 20/12/12
MrsMiller81 20/12/12
MyDaydream 20/12/12
WillYuleDoTheFandango 22/12/12
Equimum 24/12/12
Ellliebelle 24/12/12
BuntysFestiveCollocks 28/12/12
emilyeggs 28/12/12
pmgkt 28/12/12
Terrywoganstrousers 31/12/12
Hormonalhell 15/1/13

missed people from the list first time.

yuletopian99 Fri 14-Dec-12 20:28:14

Has anyone been insanely hungry recently? Plus at the same time feeling sick?

Hormonalhell Fri 14-Dec-12 20:48:10

Told u I'd be last one standing gringrin

Hormonalhell Fri 14-Dec-12 20:50:34

Yes yule I eat cos I'm starving but then feel sick cos not enough room to accommodate the food - greedy pig in other words grin

leobear Fri 14-Dec-12 20:56:43

yes, yule ! Sick as a dog, but starving. Have eaten so much junk today, needed the energy to see me through a day on my own with toddler. Feel sick again now though hmm

MrsMiller81 Fri 14-Dec-12 21:06:02

Me to Yule - feel sick coz really hungry, then eat but can't manage much before full, then feel sick and get heartburn ....can't wait til I can eat normally again (the Xmas pâté and Brie in fridge are talking to me!)

Good luck Gils

Weird- I've been feeling sick all day too!
Have eaten normal amounts but been sick a few times, was rather hoping it was a 'sign' but sadly it seems not.
I'm still feeling really nauseous now.

Hormonalhell Fri 14-Dec-12 21:30:16

This horrible bug going around too!! Keep washing my hands every 5 mins, last thing us ladies need!!

I must say it doesn't feel like a bug, I feel ok except for the sickness?

MrsMiller81 Fri 14-Dec-12 21:32:24

Know what you mean hormonal I'm emetophobic and my hands are red, scaly and sore from washing them so much!

I must say it doesn't feel like a bug, I feel ok except for the sickness?

MrsMiller81 Fri 14-Dec-12 21:36:22

Hopefully it isn't a bug Terry - my SIL is a midwife and says body often 'clears out' in preparation so it could yet be a sign....

leobear Fri 14-Dec-12 21:43:10

I had really bad diarrhoea blush for most of yesterday, and thought it might be a bug, but like you say, Terry I felt totally fine in myself - had noro last year and seriously could not move with it - it wasn't just the vomiting, it was more the aching pain and weakness. I think we are all clearing out!!!

2blessed Fri 14-Dec-12 22:02:07

Congrats FoD and Barb

Loved your letter to santa nutella!

I'm feeling fed up too, on phone could someone pls add me to mini stats?

23/12/12

RockabillyKitty Fri 14-Dec-12 22:03:25

How do you do this adding yourself thing, copy the list & put yourself in?

Gilsbubbles 03/12/12
Rudolphtherednosedgiraffe 07/12/12
Stacks 09/12/12
Cherrypiew3 10/12/12
Yuletopian99 15/12/12
JoJoB77 17/12/12
leobear 18/12/12
annelid 20/12/12
MrsMiller81 20/12/12
MyDaydream 20/12/12
WillYuleDoTheFandango 22/12/12
Equimum 24/12/12
Ellliebelle 24/12/12
BuntysFestiveCollocks 28/12/12
emilyeggs 28/12/12
pmgkt 28/12/12
RockabillyKitty 30/12/12
Terrywoganstrousers 31/12/12
Hormonalhell 15/1/13

And YES to the bouts of insane hunger - baby using up all our energy? I only feel sick if I don't respond to the hunger pangs quick enough tho.

I hope so Leobear- it's eviction time here and I'm desperate to get this baby out! My dates don't match the official ones so by my LMP dates I am 40+3.

leobear Fri 14-Dec-12 22:10:01

Is this your first, Terry? Apologies, I haven't read whole thread. I went to 40 + 6 with my first, but it did happen naturally in the end - went to bed with no signs, woke up at 6am and waters had partially gone.

annelid Fri 14-Dec-12 22:21:06

Gilsbubbles 03/12/12
Rudolphtherednosedgiraffe 07/12/12
Stacks 09/12/12
Cherrypiew3 10/12/12
Yuletopian99 15/12/12
JoJoB77 17/12/12
leobear 18/12/12
annelid 20/12/12
MrsMiller81 20/12/12
MyDaydream 20/12/12
WillYuleDoTheFandango 22/12/12
2blessed 23/12/12
Equimum 24/12/12
Ellliebelle 24/12/12
BuntysFestiveCollocks 28/12/12
emilyeggs 28/12/12
pmgkt 28/12/12
RockabillyKitty 30/12/12
Terrywoganstrousers 31/12/12
Hormonalhell 15/1/13

MyDaydream Fri 14-Dec-12 22:36:32

I'm usually hungry but can only manage a few mouthfuls before getting full so putting it down to that. Making chips and cheesy beans now, hopefully it'll see me through til morning. Well, I'm having a bath and leaving DP in charge of my food.

gilsbubbles Fri 14-Dec-12 22:42:19

Just had to say goodnight to DP, next pessary at 12ish. A night alone in the maternity ward is the complete opposite of my birth plan but trying to stay positive in that anything which makes me a mummy is worth it. sad

WillYuleDoTheFandango Fri 14-Dec-12 22:44:06

I'm too scared to post in AIBU but am I? DP works for a very small business there is him and the boss who does his job and 3 more workers who do a similar job. Due to this, we told them about the pregnancy at 9w to allow them to sort something out for cover. They haven't.

DP has spent this week ringing everyone he knows to find out if they can cover him (they can't) and he has worked >60 hours this week (15h so far today) to get as much done as possible. They have form for this, ringing him on days off to cancel them, even ringing us in Cuba to ask if he could go straight to work straight from the airport after an 11h flight?

AIBU to think this is not our fucking problem? I'm going to hospital tomorrow to have my first baby. I could do with a bit of company tonight and instead I've had to spend it alone. DP will be knackered tomorrow and we have to be at the hospital for 8am. sad

WillYuleDoTheFandango Fri 14-Dec-12 22:45:04

Hope this one works for you Gils, did the mw tell you anything when they came round or will they assess you just before pessary?

pmgkt Fri 14-Dec-12 22:52:33

Willyule, my Hubby works for local authority so lots of others there and they are no better. He is taking additional unpaid leave when the baby has been born and his boss has said he may need to ring him most days to get advice on stuff. F off is my thought. He needs to switch off when he comes home tonight and turn off his phone. They have had notice of it so they need to deal with it.

WillYuleDoTheFandango Fri 14-Dec-12 22:58:36

Glad it's not just me. I may smash his work phone in a mid-labour tantrum if they ring!

Stacks Fri 14-Dec-12 22:59:17

WillYule YANBU. Fact.

Though have they tried to find cover, or just sat on their arses with their heads in the sand? If the latter, I'd tell them to F-off and deal with it. They should be able to put in the extra hours instead of your DH. If they've tried to find cover and can't... it's still their responsibility to cover for him, but I'd tell them to F-off in a nicer way...

WillYuleDoTheFandango Fri 14-Dec-12 23:10:16

They have started to look for cover - this Wed when we found out I was being induced tomorrow. They thought it was going to be Monday and have known this for 12 weeks. He's home now and has told them there will be no more 15h shifts! To add insult to injury the bosses wife has written on Facebook "Feel like a work widow, will (DH) ever come home?". angry It's their profits and she's not having a baby! Rar!

Hormonalhell Fri 14-Dec-12 23:29:33

Yes I'm emetophobic too mrsmiller, I'm having this baby on my own too as dad not interested so gotta get over it somehow smile

Hormonalhell Fri 14-Dec-12 23:34:32

Hope the 2nd one works gils and things get moving!! Not nice in hosp I know too well but at least you'll be leaving with your bubba smile

MyDaydream Sat 15-Dec-12 00:04:36

gils good luck.
willyule totally not your DPs problem, I hate take the piss employers and they really deserve to be let down this time, 30 weeks is long enough to put a plan in place for a short absence. Hope your DP has the balls to turn his phone off and ignore them until he's due back to work.

willyou YANBU at all. I'd smash the phone!

2blessed Sat 15-Dec-12 00:15:35

YANBU willyule!

WillYuleDoTheFandango Sat 15-Dec-12 00:26:43

Thanks all, off to try to sleep now. Getting a little nervous!

Good luck to everyone else thanks

Leobear- DC2 here, went to 40+2 with Dd.
still here with no signs hmm
I am very peed off at the potential for another four weeks of this.

gilsbubbles Sat 15-Dec-12 01:03:27

2nd one not needed, I'm already at 4cm grin so midwife just did a sweep instead. She hopes that will get my cervix to thin out a bit more. Gonna be a long night

Bellaboo123 Sat 15-Dec-12 01:39:52

Good luck Gils smile

QueenoftheHolly Sat 15-Dec-12 02:22:04

Hello all!
Can't remembers last post as it feels like lots has happened!

So DH & I proud owners of brand new baby boy grin. Name tbc but a lot of pressure from me will hopefully / probably be Kit (from Christopher.) TBC!

Birth story rather horrendous & don't want to be voice of doom amongst so many good stories but I certainly proved many of the first timers theories correct;
Overdue by quite a while & examination / sweep showed still miles off being ready.

Decision for induction made.

Induction methods really struggled against my body's refusal to go into labour, so got more & more full on methods, either incredibly fast or suddenly stopped altogether if reduced.

Epidural suddenly stopped working so was thrown into intensely powerful contractions when on cytocin drip.
All this happened throughout last night But by morning time had had 2nd epidural, fully floated & ready to push. Also com

QueenoftheHolly Sat 15-Dec-12 02:45:49

... Completely exhausted by craziness of previous night with so many intensive contractions (obv did not abuse gas & air for hours when waiting for anaesthetist to return, and end up completely high, in agony but strangely happy)
This morning spent 3 hours pushing exhaustively whilst behind the scenes Drs & midwives organised EMCS in theatre, as they already knew my enemdeavours hopeless as LO & I back to back. I had no idea.

Rushed into theatre for forceps / CS, & ended with c section this afternoon.
Completely thoroughly knackered & bewildered. Did all stages of labour except give birth. But now struggling to move or properly even cuddle LO.

Soooo in love with him though, all totally worth it & DH proved himself a star (& a guaranteed baby bore hmm )

Sorry if TMI & I think mine is unusual in that things were unexpected & a few things went wrong that don't generally. I guess

My biggest moral is trust your own judgement
One midwife told me my contractions were pessary 'twinges' thus terrifying me of what an actual contraction would be like. I was 4cm dilated confused

I knew something wasn't quite right about 1st epi but anaesthetist didn't listen as in a rush.

Congratulations queen sorry you had a hard time sad hope you're looking after yourself

Congratulations queen and well don't on getting through all that.

QueenoftheHolly Sat 15-Dec-12 05:40:12

Thanks so much spotty feel bad for writing in such detail, & hope that others aren't upset by it.
We all survived (in fact thrived - he's a total piglet & latched on for 2.5 hrs immediately after birth!!) & it's just going to be part of my history now.
Next time abit less medical perhaps!

Wishing everyone the very best with last few days of symptoms, cramps bed-turnovering etc. words can't explain the wonderfulness of the baby at the end!!!
See you on the PN thread -gosh!

2blessed Sat 15-Dec-12 05:40:41

Congratulations queen, hope you get some rest and enjoy those snuggles.

You are probably in shock from all that its good to hear that your ds is doing so well smile

yuletopian99 Sat 15-Dec-12 06:18:02

Congratulations queen, glad he is out and happy, and although a bit medical am choosing to see your story as positive - they do come out, by one means or another!

WeeJo08 Sat 15-Dec-12 06:46:30

Congratulations Queen thanks and welcome Kit I mean BabyQueen! wink

knottyhair Sat 15-Dec-12 07:06:52

Hi all. I hardly ever post (so fast moving!) but hope it's OK to add myself to the list. 2 more sleeps until my ELCS. Congratulations to those who've already had their gorgeous babies, and hope the rest of you aren't hanging around too long!

Gilsbubbles 03/12/12
Rudolphtherednosedgiraffe 07/12/12
Stacks 09/12/12
Cherrypiew3 10/12/12
Yuletopian99 15/12/12
JoJoB77 17/12/12
Knottyhair ELCS 17/12/12
leobear 18/12/12
annelid 20/12/12
MrsMiller81 20/12/12
MyDaydream 20/12/12
WillYuleDoTheFandango 22/12/12
2blessed 23/12/12
Equimum 24/12/12
Ellliebelle 24/12/12
BuntysFestiveCollocks 28/12/12
emilyeggs 28/12/12
pmgkt 28/12/12
RockabillyKitty 30/12/12
Terrywoganstrousers 31/12/12
Hormonalhell 15/1/13

WillYuleDoTheFandango Sat 15-Dec-12 07:35:38

Congrats Queen sorry it was hard work but all worth it in the end thanks

I'm off to be induced, think I'm in a little bit of shock, hopefully return to news of lots more babies

Good luck WillYou smile

emilyeggs Sat 15-Dec-12 08:05:44

What a story queen well done. It's good to hear all side of birth and what can happen. Think you are totally right in saying trust your instincts thanks

JoJoB77 Sat 15-Dec-12 08:39:08

Congratulations Queen thanks

Good luck willyule smile

Hormonalhell Sat 15-Dec-12 08:53:22

Congrats queen what a shocker eh!!! Glad u ok tho!!

Good luck willyule smile

itsMYNutella Sat 15-Dec-12 08:57:59

Congratulations Queen! Great to hear all stories, like emily says. The important bit is the end result smile

Good luck willyule. Looking forward to more baby news later!

Managed about 5-6 hours sleep Thursday night and oooohhh about 4 hours last night sad sooo tired!

MyDaydream Sat 15-Dec-12 09:13:20

Congratulations queen, hope you have a quick recovery.
Good luck willyule.
I've woken up a bit freaked out that I'm having a baby soon! I obviously knew the result of pregnancy, but who thought it was a good idea to let me have one? I've never even had a pet to look after before.

ellliebelle Sat 15-Dec-12 09:30:54

conratulations queen and well donr yousound very brave and positive about what must have been quite a scary experience. So glad babyqueen has arrived safely and is doing well smile

Good luck willyou hoping there will be a couple more birth announcements today smile

Hows itgoing gils ? You still here? Im hoping things have got going for you through the night.

I had a much better nights sleep last night aftervthe hurrendous one following my sweep the previous day. Just waiting for the midwife to come do me another swep this morning

brooke89 Sat 15-Dec-12 10:20:32

Congrats queensmile

ellliebelle Sat 15-Dec-12 11:06:01

Well sweep done midwife says im 4-5cm........how am i not in labour.....

ISpyDingDongMerrilyOnHigh Sat 15-Dec-12 11:10:34

Congratulations Queen thanks. Sounds like you've coped brilliantly with what must have been a tough time. Fantastic that feeding is going so well too.

Good luck WillYule and hope everything's going well Gils.

RudolphTheRedNosedGiraffe Sat 15-Dec-12 11:18:03

Congratulations queen wishing you a quick recovery!

ellie your baby is just going to fall out! grin I was asking for an epidural at 5cm! blush

Wow ellie how on earth are you not in labour?! Your LO obviously is enjoying the warmth too much to venture outside. Sounds like s/he is hanging on to the sides!

emilyeggs Sat 15-Dec-12 11:47:26

Quick question ladies, do you always get a show before you go into labour? Will I see it a few days before ? Also do I have to wait for waters to break before going to hospital? I probably sound stupid blush

emilyeggs Sat 15-Dec-12 11:49:27

Just to add, I know sometimes the mw breaks the water but I was thinking this is if you've been induced hmmm!

You don't always get a show and no you don't have to wait for your waters to go smile my waters went an hour before ds was born and I was about 7cm already

ellliebelle Sat 15-Dec-12 12:14:03

emily i didnt have a show with either of the dd's i have this time but am guessing its cause of the sweep. Also with dd2 my waters went about 5 mins before she was born i would say go to hospital when contractions are regular and painful

Walnut8 Sat 15-Dec-12 13:03:06

good luck willyule, hope it goes smoothly.

Congrats queen, sounds like you have done brilliantly. I hope your recovery goes well.

Hope all is going well gils

Congrats to the other recent births too!

ellie I hope you live close to the hospital?! shock!

Walnut8 Sat 15-Dec-12 13:05:17

thanks Fod and barbeasty smile

ISpyDingDongMerrilyOnHigh Sat 15-Dec-12 14:10:04

Emily - I didn't have a show until I was actually in labour both times. Waters only went about 30 seconds before N was born. Bit different with DS1 as was induced, but was in very established labour before they went with him too. Think both of my boys wanted to hold on to everything as long as possible! So the short answers based on my experience are no and no grin.

emilyeggs Sat 15-Dec-12 16:15:53

Thanks grin it will stop me going crazy looking for signs and getting frustrated....still have 2 weeks till edd so will stop looking

brooke89 Sat 15-Dec-12 16:50:22

Emily my show wasn't as described lol i had snail trail and there really wasn't much - also waters I had a tiny amount which I had been having for a week before and thought was discharge. Mw didn't advice me to come up until my waters had gone fully but I lied and said I'd lost more because I knew something was going on and I was 4cm at this point!

Well ladies we have been to Nandos today, and I have basically burnt off my taste buds through overuse of the extra extra hot sauce in the black bottle. Hoping to drive this baby out by force!
I am now at home in pyjamas with backache hoping feebly its the start of labour (but I imagine its more likely to just be backache!)

Mmmm I LOVE Nandos!

itsMYNutella Sat 15-Dec-12 18:59:47

Save me some please Terry! Can't get anything even remotely as spicy as NANDOS envy god I'd love some spicy chicken right now! Nom nom nom nom.....

Well I have stamped and sent my letter to Santa. Needed to add a bit about stretch marks.... My belly button still hasn't popped, but last night DP reckoned it was close and of course I can't see it so he took a picture for me... Under my belly button there aren't really stretch marks so much as red splodges that look like they might become stretch marks. Damn you bean! Is it not enough that you kept me awake the last two nights and I carry you to the toilet almost every hour on the hour?

Had some massive pains, low down in the bump, while out doing a little Christmas shopping today; could that be the bean moving into position/ engaging?

leobear Sat 15-Dec-12 19:51:40

Terry, are you me? [grin} I've had Nando's tonight, and now sitting complaining about bad low backache....

And congratulations queen - a massive well done

yuletopian99 Sat 15-Dec-12 20:26:19

I've been having backache and periody pain all day on and off, but nothing conclusive enough to mean anything. angry
Have also had nothing like a show/waters, but from what people were saying earlier this might never come. Am assuming that things need to be feeling a lot fiercer to be useful..

WillYuleDoTheFandango Sat 15-Dec-12 20:36:09

Hello all, 1st pessary when in at 3pm glad I was here at 8:30 as directed had horrendous back pain continuously ever since. Had 2 codeine and a bath and I'm now having regular but bearable contractions approx every 6min. Am only 1cm, in it for the long haul I think!

DP has been sent home, he is not happy!

Oh WillYou good luck! That's quite quick to start contracting so hopefully it won't be too long smile how do you feel about dh being sent home? I found sitting a lying really painful but all fours and rocking seemed to help!

ellliebelle Sat 15-Dec-12 20:45:01

Ive also just back from nandos although im not brave and dont have it really spicey it was yummy though no signs of labour which is pretty rubbish really sad

Sadly I think the backache was just from sitting in the car sad
It's gone off now and DP and DD are laughing at my disappointmenthmm

Maybe I need to break out the evening primrose oil! I will also be seducing DP later grin

WillYuleDoTheFandango Sat 15-Dec-12 20:51:23

Spotty, they think they can't quite break my waters yet but nearly. It's a bit rubbish he's gone, he was a very useful back rubber and we were playing a game of 20 questions grin Codeine making me all floaty though so I'm quite chilled

itsMYNutella Sat 15-Dec-12 20:51:33

hmm having back pains and period type pains.... confused I've not told DP about the pain because I don't want him to be shock and make him worried, I'm only 38+2 is my body just giving me an early taste of what to expect?
Have also been to the loo, (sorry TMI alert) those whose bodies have kindly "cleared out" pre labour was it... Ahem, loose? Or just that you went suddenly more than normal?

leobear Sat 15-Dec-12 21:10:07

Nutella, I've been loose on and off blush since about 36 weeks, but it hasn't come to anything yet - I think it can just be the pressure of the baby on your colon (nice).....but equally have heard loads of other people say this is how they got started (sorry, not much help!)

It could be the start of something nutella but could just be pre labour and calm down in a bit.

I feel for you not having your dh there wiillyule dp didn't leave my side from the pessary going in until a few hours after ds was born. My hospital allows partners to stay but I think with most inductions they advise partners to go home, probably didn't with us as I'd had it in at nine in the morning, was second baby and pre term. Sorry I'm babbling blush

itsMYNutella Sat 15-Dec-12 21:21:14

Thanks Leo and spotty at the mo every time the bean has a stretch I can feel it twanging deep down in the fanjo area so I'm wondering if it's engaged today hmm. But first I'm going to beg the bean for decent nights sleep!!! it's my bedtime, I am so tired.

willyule everything crossed for you and hope that DP can make it to you quickly If he needs to! Must be so frustrating for you both not to be together right now.

Night night ladies. Hope everyone has a blissful nights sleep!

yuletopian99 Sat 15-Dec-12 21:38:53

Hi again, sorry to sound idiotic but what do contractions feel like? Just higher and lower waves of pain/discomfort, or are the times inbetween when it stops feeling of anything?

yuletopian99 Sat 15-Dec-12 21:40:04

And does the baby get much more active?

It's different for everyone. I had a constant backache but the contractions radiated from the dimples in my back, round my hips and to the front where you get period pains. I don't recall movements of ds

FriendofDorothy Sat 15-Dec-12 22:12:46

My birth story was a bit of a swift one.

I had been having discharge for about 4-5 days and I thought it might have been my mucus plug deteriorating but wasn't sure.

I woke up at about 4.30am on Friday 14 December with what felt like period type cramps and phoned the maternity ward. One of the midwives suggested that I go into a bath for a while to see if that helped. So, I got into the bath at about 5.15am and continued to have cramps and then when I got out of the bath things really ramped up. I was trying hard not to be too noisy as I didn’t want to wake up everyone else in the house. I had more bloody discharge and then I was sat on the loo when my waters broke. It was very strange because I heard an audible pop.

The Mister hooked up the TENS machine which helped a bit but as the contractions were mainly in my stomach and not my back I think it was more of a distraction technique than anything else. At 7am I phoned the ward again and they told me to come straight in. In the car on the way to the hospital my contractions were 2-3 minutes apart and when I got to the maternity ward they did an examination and found out that I was fully dilated. The contractions were so intense that I told the midwife that if she told me I was only 2cm I was going to cry!

So, we arrived on the ward at 7.35am with incredibly strong contractions. There was no time for anything like the nice peaceful water birth that I had planned and just using gas and air Edward James made an appearance at 8.13am weighing 7lbs 6.5oz. He is absolutely beautiful and we are completely smitten with him. Due to the speed of his arrival and the strength of my contractions I had a rather nasty second degree tear which required some expert stitching. Every single stitch it worth it though.

He was worth the wait and worth the pain.

leobear Sat 15-Dec-12 22:15:37

Hi yule - with my DD, I had a very long early phase - took 18 hours to get to 3cm, but I just knew when it very first started that I was having contractions. It was the regular nature of them, and the very gradual increase in intensity that made it different from earlier cramping/discomfort. Like Spotty, I can't remember the movements. Hang in there!!

Hormonalhell Sat 15-Dec-12 22:19:59

When I get them it comes in waves I feel them build up but then they disintegrate before they can amount to anything really painful but the time in between there is nothing. I've been having them today on and off but not in a regular pattern and also had backache all day too. My baby is just as active when I have the contractions too but I'm that tender all over now he hurts when he kicks and stretches.

Hope that helps smile

brooke89 Sat 15-Dec-12 22:34:56

Nutella - mine were extremely loose

yuletopian99 Sat 15-Dec-12 22:44:16

hormonal i think I'm like you, they're all.over the shop. Had some that seemed to last quite painfully for at least 15 minutes at a time, then went away for a good 20 minutes then one that lasted max 2 minutes? Am assuming this means it could go on like this for days before becoming anything more.. Or could it just give up and nothing happen for another week or two?

Bellaboo123 Sat 15-Dec-12 23:40:40

Yule mine were like that and it turned out I was in labour but I think everyone is different...sorry not much help!

Hormonalhell Sun 16-Dec-12 00:39:39

I think I'm in slow labour but I've had these tightenings for weeks now so possibly not, my body really been messed about this time round tho for sure!

Got heartburn tonight sad not had it once throughout pregnancy and my back hurts n I peed 3 times since coming to bed tonight.

Hope u get some rest yule

2blessed Sun 16-Dec-12 01:18:22

I'm finally in bed after baking, prepping and cleaning ready for my housewarming afternoon tea that my friends are organising for me tomorrow. All quiet here, no pains or cramps sad.
Thought something might have been happening earlier as I felt a slight trickle but it was just discharge or maybe mucus plug? Scared my girlfriends though!

2blessed Sun 16-Dec-12 01:20:07

Could really do with a foot massage right now...

2blessed Sun 16-Dec-12 01:21:10

And nandos after reading previous posts.....

yuletopian99 Sun 16-Dec-12 04:12:09

Still on and off and no progression here. Have managed the odd 2-hour sleep in between so not bad and we'll see if anything changes but i don't hold out wild hope for now..

Hormonalhell Sun 16-Dec-12 10:41:25

Good luck today willyule hope everything goes well smile

Hormonalhell Sun 16-Dec-12 10:42:10

Sorry yule blush

JoJoB77 Sun 16-Dec-12 11:43:47

Hi ladies

Well i'm still here with no real signs hmm

I've decided to try and forget about it (yeah right) and just get on with things. It'll happen eventually. It's my due date tomorrow so will see what that may bring.

Hope those who are feeling pains progress and those who are not, it will be our turn soon smile

gilsbubbles Sun 16-Dec-12 13:07:58

A little girl called Eilidh 8lb 12oz, born last night at 21.29. Lots of drama which I'll update when I get a chance, I needed transfusions and shes on oxygen. Just about to head up to see her.

Congratulations gils another lovely name! Sorry things didn't go smoothly. Hope you both make a swift recovery thanks

ISpyDingDongMerrilyOnHigh Sun 16-Dec-12 13:12:55

Congratulations Gils and welcome Eilidh thanks. Sounds like you've had quite a dramatic time - hope you are both ok.

Congratulations gils I hope you and your little girl get better quickly!

pmgkt Sun 16-Dec-12 14:30:55

Congrats. Hope you are both feeling better soon.

Not many left now!

Hormonalhell Sun 16-Dec-12 14:55:08

Congrats gils smile

brooke89 Sun 16-Dec-12 16:04:56

Congrats gils hope you both have a speedy recovery smile

Bellaboo123 Sun 16-Dec-12 16:14:41

Congrats Gils hope you're both feeling better soon

Congrats gils. Wishing you both a quick recovery

MyDaydream Sun 16-Dec-12 17:21:07

Congratulations gils, hope you both recover quickly.
I just woke myself up doing a rather loud snore, I'd fallen asleep on the sofa and DP has friends round. Oops. blush

BuntysFestiveCollocks Sun 16-Dec-12 17:59:05

Congrats, gils, hope you're both much better soon.

JoJoB77 Sun 16-Dec-12 17:59:57

Congratulations gils and hope you both recover quickly.

yuletopian99 Sun 16-Dec-12 18:01:20

Congratulations gils, sorry to hear about the drama but glad you have your lovely new bundle!

ellliebelle Sun 16-Dec-12 18:07:26

gils cogratulations hope you and Eilidh are both recovered soon

O dear daydream did anyone notice smile ive just had a lovely relaxing bath followed by an even nicer nap this afternoon will probably never sleep tonight but feel best i have all day had a banging headache and felt sick most of it sad dh is going to put tbe dd's to bed early as they have had such a busy weekend they are totally worn out so im in for a nice peaceful evening smile

Hormonalhell Sun 16-Dec-12 18:19:46

I get like that too elliebelle hate it when I feel sick for no reason!!angry

ellliebelle Sun 16-Dec-12 18:28:27

Yeah me too its not a good feeling sad im super fed up of still being pregnant noe especially after consultant on thurs didnt book imduction for tomorrow as she was so confident the sweep would work within 72 hours sad and then midwife who gave me a sweep yesterday told me she thought she'd be back last night to deliver my baby sad

leobear Sun 16-Dec-12 19:10:19

I feel really sick as well tonight sad

BuntysFestiveCollocks Sun 16-Dec-12 19:24:46

Common theme - I also feel sick tonight! Fairly sure mine is because I'm starving despite eating leftover Chinese and then worrying about listeria

Congrats Gils and Eilidh- hope you're both better really soon!
Another spice fest tonight- fajitas with extra jalapeños! I did have a contraction about ten mins ago lasting a minute or so- not sure if it was BH or not as I have got horrendous backache anyway.
No other signs though so I think I will be disappointed again <sigh>

I've been feeling sick for a few days- I read the other day that it is quite common from 38 weeks onward due to hormone surges.