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Due around Valentines day thread

(78 Posts)
iamwhaticallpregnant Sun 27-Jan-13 16:45:54

Hi ladies - I am due on the 12th of February. Just wondering if anyone on here is due around that time (Valentines Day time)? Say 5 days either side - ish?

I thought it would be nice to start a thread so
1/ we could just count down the days together (relieve the boredom)
2/ we could share our thoughts and worries and ailments
3/ we could announce news of our labours / baby's arrivals

I am based in Leeds, due 12th Feb with first baby - boy, terrified about labour, currently battling crippling acid reflux and indigestion and stabbing pains in my fanjo. 17 days to go and counting down the seconds.

JOIN ME brew

Nicky1306 Sun 27-Jan-13 17:43:48


I am due 16th Feb DC2, getting generally uncomfortable now, also scared of labour, looking forward to having baby here.....but it still doesn't seem real!! grin

X x

Nicky1306 Sun 27-Jan-13 17:44:10

Oh and I'm in Watford, Hertfordshire x

simbaandblue Sun 27-Jan-13 18:07:57

I'm due on the 11th, boy, first baby and I live in Suffolk. Husband is in the army so I can be on my own sometimes and haven't had an easy time with the pregnancy recently! Just want him out now! 2 weeks tomorrow I have a sweep. Hope you ladies are relaxing on maternity leave now grin xxx

mushymoo Sun 27-Jan-13 18:14:37

I'm due on valentines day, first baby and its a girl smile who still likes to wriggle and hiccup whenever I want to sleep! Have been counting down for a while now, getting very uncomfortable and can't wait to meet her! Hope everyone's having a nice rest in this so called "calm before the storm" grin x

PK1975 Sun 27-Jan-13 18:53:07

Hi. I'm due on 13th. It's my first baby (a girl) and I'm terrified of labour! I'm really uncomfortable and finding it hard to sleep, walk or do anything useful! smile

bangersmashandbeans Sun 27-Jan-13 18:57:40

Hi! I'm due on the tenth with DC2 and am in Surrey. And am very impatient! I was induced at 38 weeks first time round so this waiting around is a first for me and I'm useless at at!

MJP1 Sun 27-Jan-13 19:00:50

Hello Im due on Monday 11th with my first a little girl, so excited cannot wait to meet her, am actually surprisingly calm about the birth "what will be will be" just really cannot wait to have the baby, have been on Maternity leave for 3 weeks now and am bored.

I did get really freaked out on Friday night with the heavy snowfall we had, my other half couldnt get home and stayed over at a collegues and I was getting stressed and convinced things were starting and I would be stranded. But after posting stressed messages on FB I realise that I do have support and people I can call on.

I have been having some twinges and stuff so hopefully it'll be anytime¬!!!!

Good luck everyone xxx

LadyL82 Sun 27-Jan-13 19:13:11

I'm due on 15th with DC3. Getting very fed up now! Terrified of going 2 weeks over, not sure how I'll cope.

iamwhaticallpregnant Sun 27-Jan-13 19:28:19

HELLO LADIES!!!! Welcome. Lovely to hear from you all.

I completely understand all of your impatientness (im not sure that's even a word!) - I'm also incredibly fed up of waiting and not having much to do. I have just eaten my dinner and am in so much pain! it is indigestion and gas and the baby being in an odd position and just general pain. urgh.
yes i was very very worried about the snow too. we dont drive so we were extra worried and Im also worried about getting a taxi!
that must be very hard having your partner in the army - i salute you. when i moan i try to remind myself i am very lucky really and people are dealing with much more.

lolo99 Sun 27-Jan-13 19:36:18

hello I am due 10th.....petrified of the birth. Will be doing it alone...so hoping it goes ok. Good luck everyone. I can't even work out how to use my tens machine it. oh dear!

meditrina Sun 27-Jan-13 19:45:52

Here's the 'due in February 13' thread. Nice and busy - on part 3.

InchyInchy Sun 27-Jan-13 20:00:43


I'm another one! My first baby a little girl whose currently in the process of bruising my insides is due on the 8th of Feb and I can't wait to meet her!!!

I'm up in Scotland around the Aberdeenshire area.

DeathMetalMum Sun 27-Jan-13 20:10:22

Just thought I would wish you all luck. Dd was born on valentines day two years ago smile due in March this time. Dp has used this as an excuse not to celebrate valentines day however!

Saddlebagger Sun 27-Jan-13 21:23:19

Hello! I'm due 16th Feb and live in Surrey.... Really hoping for an early birth, baby feels MASSIVE!!

Baby feels engaged some days and like its having a disco in others. Excited and unprepared....

Great to have company to count down the days.. smile.

LazyMachine Mon 28-Jan-13 06:06:36

Due the 9th...and really feeling ready for it. Two friends who've been due around the same time have already given birth. envy

Symptom spotting, anyone?

Mixxy Mon 28-Jan-13 06:27:05

I'm due Feb 17th, my first, a boy. I'm the size of a house, everybody keeps telling me the baby is coming soon and I still haven't finished putting the crib together! Terrified of labor. Based in New York City.

I'm due on the 18th. Another boy to go with DS1. Feeling like a beached whale at the moment. DS was induced at 2 weeks overdue and I'm kind of hoping this one gets induced too. The idea of just going into labour is a bit scary. House is nearly ready for the new arrival, which mostly involved digging things out from under DS1's bed.

stowsettler Mon 28-Jan-13 06:54:53

Due on the 13th, WILL NOT be impressed if she stays in that long! Done hypnobirthing and just hired my TENS machine. Hoping to stay rational for labour - although having spent about £250 on the above, also hoping I get to have a normal labour to make use of them!

CuppaSarah Mon 28-Jan-13 07:03:35

Hiya, I'm due the 19th, with my first and a girl who is currently sitting breech. I live in Hampshire and am enjoying my Maternity leave. Just hoping this little one turns before my scan on thursday!! The skirting boards have never looked so good.

Mixxy Mon 28-Jan-13 07:10:21

Hey cuppa mine was breech at 36 weeks and turned in time for my hospital appointment last Friday. They really can spin!

CuppaSarah Mon 28-Jan-13 07:30:50

I hope so, the other night I had some right weird goings on in my belly, it made an M shape then went amazingly wonky so I'm hoping that was her turning. She's very wriggly and has a very hard bottom so not even the midwives can tell which way she is grin I know it's silly but i'm glad shes inherrited my boney bum.

Mixxy Mon 28-Jan-13 07:37:35

Oh I felt him turning for sure. Like he used my rib to push himself around, got stuck side ways and then scrunched down. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

My bump turned from the right way round to the wrong way round last Wednesday evening. We watched him do it! Most bizarre. DS did exactly the same thing though, then turned round again before the birth so there's plenty of time.

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 28-Jan-13 10:05:07

Hi all,

We have moved this to ante-natal clubs now.

Good luck ladies, not long now!

Saddlebagger Mon 28-Jan-13 10:24:20

Good to hear all these turning stories, mine is doing the hokey kokey - being engaged one day and the next have a stretch and a jive in my uterus... hoping by the end of this week (38 weeks) he/she settles down.

I'm also camped at my parents place with my husband waiting for our new house to complete. Cross fingers house completes v soon.

iamwhaticallpregnant Mon 28-Jan-13 11:31:12

Oh dear - hope i am not in trouble for posting originally in pregnancy - It's the only forum I gravitate towards and hadn't even looked at any others / wasn't aware there was another one for me. So - sorry Mumsnet. My fault.

Good to hear from everyone in the same enlarged boat as me -
Today it is 16 days till I supposedly pop.

Don't know if anyone is the same - but every time I have a ...'movement' of the bowel variety I think it's labour. Every time i get a period type pain I think I am in labour. Every time I have any symptom whatsoever I think I am in labour. Suspect this is wishful hoping, wishin, prayin.....

The waiting game is horrid - and I keep on wondering what it will feel like when my waters break. Every time i see a baby on the TV I break down in tears - feeling so emotional.

LazyMachine Mon 28-Jan-13 12:39:40

Me too, iam - every twinge, every cramp, every poo makes me think 'is this it?' This is just as bad as the TTC 2WW symptom spotting!

I've just counted down and it's only 11 days til my EDD - that seems like nothing. And then I remember that it could easily be another two weeks after that...

Re. waters breaking - apparently only a very small amount of women (something like 15% or 20%) experience this as the first sign of labour. I was so surprised to learn this. Especially since every TV program and film sells us this story!

And my god, daytime TV is such shite. You know the Waiting Game is bad when you find yourself watching Bargain Hunt. How sad.

bangersmashandbeans Mon 28-Jan-13 13:31:30

I've just seen my midwife for 38 week appt. How awful is it that I was disappointed that my blood pressure hasn't skyrocketed and everything was 'normal' so the waiting game continues blush She said 'see you in two weeks! PLEASE NO!!! My DD is nearly 3 and very busy and most of her games tend to revolve around being on the floor - such hard work!!

iamwhaticallpregnant Mon 28-Jan-13 13:38:47

ha ha - Mine is on Wednesday (the 38 week app) - my dream is she says "hop on the bed, let's have a look at you... oh yes, you're in labour and have been for days but some women don't feel a thing - You should give birth within the next 20 mins."
Some how - i don't think that will happen.

Nicky1306 Mon 28-Jan-13 15:45:48

Ha ha Iam!! I keep wishing that I'll hop up and she will tell me I'm 2cms already!! I keep meaning to start batch cooking........it hasn't happened thus far! Maybe I will do it this week!

I am the same with the period type pains I tend to get them for a whole after I've had a wee.....I think ohhhh this is it! Then nothing hmm

What are people's childcare arrangements that already have DC's? My friend is going to drive up but she lives 2.5 hours away so I'm a little scared she won't get here! shock
X x

bangersmashandbeans Mon 28-Jan-13 16:42:27

As this is baby number 2 the head isn't even engaged yet sad
I'm very lucky to have family close by so my parents will come over (both retired) and dad will look after DD1 and mum will come to hospital with me and DH. My sister has always done my childminding so dad will then drop DD1 to her for however long is needed. I'm very lucky I know, but as my last labour was only a couple if hours long its reassuring to know I have people close! If I ever get to that point....sad

iamwhaticallpregnant Mon 28-Jan-13 18:03:38

I have had strange feelings all day - a lot of pressure pressing down below - on front and back if you know what I mean. Think i have had Braxton Hicks too as my stomach feels very tight in periods. keep hoping it means something but nothing now...
Just read my first ever two 'birth stories' on my pregnancy app on phone (i have avoided reading anything on the subject) and they were both really different. one was a lovely waterbirth with nothing - not even gas and air - and one which lasted days with epidural and ceasarian. Feel much happier and calmer after reading them as I finally understand that every birth is different / you cant prepare - and no matter what happens - you will be ok in the end grin

Mixxy Tue 29-Jan-13 03:41:40

Can anyone recommend a good birthing video that I could order quickly, like on iTunes or Netflix or see on YouTube? I really feel unprepared for this birth and any helpful suggestions are welcome.

iamwhaticallpregnant Tue 29-Jan-13 08:38:13

a woman I know recommended a film called the business of being born, you can find it online to watch apparently and she said it changed everything for her and she had a wonderful labour / that she loved it. I havent given it a go yet as im too scared to watch anything on the subject x

Mixxy Tue 29-Jan-13 08:44:41

Thanks, iam, I'm a bit in between myself on whether this will help or hurt me during the labor process. Wish I could have a glass of wine or two for courage before I watch from behind my hands!

iamwhaticallpregnant Tue 29-Jan-13 09:09:10

I am exactly the same. I asked on here in the very early days if I should watch One Born Every Min or not and it was pretty 50/50 on the responses. I chose not to watch it because I am so scared I dont think it'll help me. I have been of the ignorance is bliss mindset - but now I am wondering whether I should just bite the bullet and watch something - maybe not OBEM though. i find it hard just to watch Emmerdale if theres a birth in it though.

Hi ladies, I'm due on the 17th with DD2, also in the Leeds area. I'm going to see consultant this afternoon to book my section, and since the elective's are usually a Thursday at my hospital there's a good chance she'll be a valentine's baby. Although I have recently being diagnosed with a cardiac arrhythmia so there is a chance consultant might bring it forward (really do need to get organised if this is case argh!)
So I might well be the only one of us with legs (& fingers) crossed that I don't go into labour immintly!

iamwhaticallpregnant Tue 29-Jan-13 10:26:39

Oooh - good luck endoflevelbaddy - love the name. I am in Leeds too. it'll be lovely to have a valentine's baby. very romantic. keep us updated.

LazyMachine Tue 29-Jan-13 10:31:33

I asked about having a glass of wine during labour and our NCT teacher (a working midwife) suggested taking a small flask. She said that my MV will just look the other way! grin

Everyone in our class thought I was joking.

I wasn't.

LazyMachine Tue 29-Jan-13 10:32:01


iamwhaticallpregnant Tue 29-Jan-13 10:41:29

I can't believe you had the courage to ask that - my midwife would probably slap me. It would be SO much nicer if we could have a bottle or two of wine at the time - wine, legs in the air - a normal evening for some people!

LazyMachine Tue 29-Jan-13 10:49:00

But there's nothing wrong with having a glass of wine (or two) during pregnancy. (Especially at the birthing stage - it's certainly not going to cause any harm to the baby!)

You do know that in the 60's and 70's it was quite common for MWs to prescribe pregnant ladies a pint of Guinness per day. High iron and mineral content.

Thanks iam I'll let you know what comes from apt later. LazyMachine my FIL actually bought me 2 mini bottles of wine for hospital bag, bless him, handed them over with a wink saying 'you'll be ready for them love', considering all the fuss I had from MW over an egg mayo butty after delivering DD1 I think it'll be frowned on if I get them out grin

LazyMachine Tue 29-Jan-13 10:51:54

Although to be honest, I'm not sure that wine would really go down well with me during labour. I'd probably puke it back up immediately! I'll just stick with the enotox...and maybe some pethidine...perhaps with an epidural on the side. grin

LazyMachine Tue 29-Jan-13 10:53:42

Your FIL is sweet, baddy!

But I'm so confused why your MW would be weird about you eating an egg mayo butty. There's nothing in that to harm you or bambino.

Saddlebagger Tue 29-Jan-13 10:58:04

Wine is such a wicked idea. I hadn't even thought of that! Got a mini bottle in my kitchen - it's going in the hospital bag right now...

I just look at my belly these days and think 'nah, surely you can't grow anymore! It's got to be time for you to come out'. When I walk into a room now the first thing peeps do is clock the belly, look a bit scared and say 'wooooah'

iamwhaticallpregnant Tue 29-Jan-13 11:00:12

Yes Lazy - and I do have the odd glass of wine. Some evenings I worry that i will have a glass of wine - go into labour - get to the hospital and they will ask if i have had any alcohol as it will be dangerous mixing it with the drugs they give you and I will have to say yes and they will think of me as the worst mother ever! grin

iamwhaticallpregnant Tue 29-Jan-13 11:04:32

Saddiebagger completely empathise. My belly looks comical now. I look like a cartoon of a pregnant woman.

LazyMachine Tue 29-Jan-13 11:48:24

Another cartoon over here. I'm grateful that I've not put on weight anywhere else, but it makes my belly look even more ginormous!

Nicky1306 Tue 29-Jan-13 14:03:11

I'm the same looks like I have a massive stick on Velcro bump! grin I also get people talking at my bump now rather than actually looking at my face! X

iamwhaticallpregnant Tue 29-Jan-13 14:33:48

same here. From the back / (or front depending on what I am wearing sometimes) you can't tell I am pregnant - then i turn to the side I wipe out hundreds of people with my jutting out belly! It is rock hard too. People can really really tell I am pregnant now.

LazyMachine Tue 29-Jan-13 14:38:38

Mine's rock solid, too. It's so weird - almost as though we're in a constant state of Braxton Hicks. Do you all keep knocking into things with your bump? For the past two weeks or so it seems like all spatial awareness of my belly has gone out the window!

Ha! I am quite large anyway, so it's only in the last few weeks that other people can really see I'm pregnant at all! Now I'm in full waddle mode it's a bit more obvious but even so it's a bit silly.

Actually had some energy today so made the most of it. Not every day that that happens.

iamwhaticallpregnant Tue 29-Jan-13 17:21:59

yes i am the same Lazy - feel like I am in a constant state of BHs as stomach is always hard. Anyone else feeling nauseas all the time too? And increased heartburn? Feel really sick all day.

IWantToGoToThere Tue 29-Jan-13 17:26:10

Hi all, it looks like I've just scraped in on the '5 days either side' criteria as I'm due on the 9th. This will be DS2 and I'm very excited - probably more excited than I was the first time around as I know what's coming!

I'm currently 38+3 and had a MW appointment last week where I was measuring 39.5 already. Apparently 3cm over and 2cm under is within the normal range so I'm not too worried, but I'm hoping he's not going to be too big. DS was 10 days overdue and 7lb 15oz so I'm kind of hoping I'll be a bit early and baby won't be quite so big...

I feel absolutely enormous but quite like the comments and smiles I'm getting as I walk around town. This is the last one for us, so I'm enjoying the attention while I can!

bangersmashandbeans Tue 29-Jan-13 18:09:42

I've got so clumsy with my bump too! The worst one is that I keep shutting the car door on it shock Seriously ouch! I have a much neater bump this time round, with dd1 I had PE so was swollen everywhere but this time it's pretty much all bump. DD1 was only 5lb 11oz so who knows how big this one will be! I don't care I just want them here safely NOW!!

mushymoo Thu 31-Jan-13 00:33:00

Anyone else completely lost the ability to sleep yet? Definitely wasn't expecting this - haven't slept for 36 hours! Getting very cranky sad and dying to meet baby!

bangersmashandbeans Thu 31-Jan-13 02:20:01

Yes me! Had a total meltdown yesterday and just cried for about an hour for absolutely no reason at all other than sheer exhaustion. sad

Mixxy Thu 31-Jan-13 08:11:34

Well it's 3.08am here in New York and I'm not even slightly tired enough to sleep. Will I sleep through the appointment with the pediatrician I've made for 11.30am? Sure!

Saddlebagger Thu 31-Jan-13 15:22:56

Sleep is an elusive little blighter isn't he!! My midwife measured me at 41cm yesterday and I'm 37 + 5. Yikes. I'm fairly small as well so bump sticks right out...it enters the room about 10 mins before I do.

I hear you bangers, I want it all to happen right this very minute!

Anyone's else doing some serious nesting?

Nicky1306 Thu 31-Jan-13 16:26:12

May have started nesting today! smile 4 loads of washing done and ripped mine and DP's bed room apart! Lol x

mushymoo Thu 31-Jan-13 22:36:57

Yes I have too! On no sleep I scrubbed every inch of the kitchen, rearranged cupboards, cleaned the bathroom, our bedroom and tidied up after everyone else we're currently living with. Would have hoovered out the car if it hadn't been raining at the time too! If I don't sleep tonight now I think il be joining in with the meltdown bangers. All of this after actually moving in last week I don't understand how I'm still going!
tomorrow I'm tempted to try lots of spicy food and everything else they say can bring on labour, fingers crossed!

LadyL82 Fri 01-Feb-13 11:27:27

Well I thought I was nesting until I read how much Mushy was doing. Though I don't think I can ignore the urge to pull the sofa out much longer! Soo excited that it's February at last! Hopefully we will all have our babies in our arms THIS month. grin

iamwhaticallpregnant Fri 01-Feb-13 12:09:46

Hey ladies - checking back in. FEBRUARY IS HERE!! My next midwife app (2 weeks time) is on the 13th but I am due on the 12th!!! so I hope i won't see her again. My baby boy is currently trying to aggressively break out of my stomach via my top left rib. I have been getting loads of aches, pains and movements down below. MW said it all looks promising. Baby is in right position.

I too can not sleep at night - but can sleep at 7.00am when Partner wakes up and wants to chat and when i have to be up for various workmen to come round to help to 'nest' in my new home. Urgh. So tired. So tired.

Hope you are all feeling well grin

Saddlebagger Fri 01-Feb-13 20:06:10

Ditto no sleeping. Bed used to look so inviting and now looks like a prison cell.

mushy that is incredible nesting !!!! I've been between homes (joy of being in a buying chain) so have been nesting in bags and washing clothes army my mums house. We move into our new place tomorrow and wow I can't wait to get it stripped and painted hurray!

So excited we are in Feb...not long now grin

Mixxy Sat 02-Feb-13 03:39:20

I keep reading in different books etc. that at this stage I should be eating small meals because there wont be enough room inside me and I could be suffering from heartburn. Is it just me then who is still eating like a horse? Am I the only little piggy eating more than my husband?

Nicky1306 Sat 02-Feb-13 10:55:15

Mixy- I've not really had much of an appetite all the way through....strangely its getting better now and much to DP's surprise I cleared my plate last week! I'm having a lazy day at home today finishing off washing and housework from the week dp has taken DSD 1&2 to football, I might bake a cake smile. Is anyone else finding as the due date gets closer they aren't straying too far from home? I'm thinking of what half term activities DD1 and I can do......usually we would go into London, visit some museums but I'm
Wondering if that's such a good idea right now?? X

Saddlebagger Wed 06-Feb-13 15:59:17

Nicky I'm normally out and about loads but definitely in the last day or so I've suddenly started to reign in and not want to travel very far at all. All very strange.

This is my first so I'm finding this whole transition a bit weird, I don't think I've ever seen my home quite so much in my life!

Is anyone getting any signs they think their little one may arrive shortly???

mushymoo Thu 07-Feb-13 19:21:07

Well my little bump arrived early smile my due date was valentines day and she arrived Tuesday morning smile 6lbs 6 smile over the moon and very in love with baby girl! x

LadyL82 Thu 07-Feb-13 21:33:47

Congratulations Mushy grin. You have got the ball rolling for the rest of us. Hopefully be joining you on the other side soon, though no signs yet. Hope you are enjoying your little girl!

Congratulations mushymoo. Good to hear the bundles have started arriving. I'm just in the waiting stage, although bump has been quite quiet today, only some movements and then quite small ones. I think he's getting a bit cramped in there!

Saddlebagger Fri 08-Feb-13 21:01:51

Congratulations Mushy that's fantastic news smile

iamwhaticallpregnant Mon 11-Feb-13 08:11:38

Congratulations Mushy!! Good to know you have survived it (I am still worried I won't survive!) and we are not jealous at all. I am due tomorrow...... smile

iamwhaticallpregnant Tue 12-Feb-13 09:23:46

Hi everyone - it is my due date today and no show - I am well and truly fed up.

LazyMachine Tue 12-Feb-13 09:35:34

Hi all - LazyBoy arrived a few days early, on the 7t). He's currently milk-drunk and snoozing all stretched out across me. It's amazing. grin

Hope everyone is doing well and that you get to meet your babies very soon!

Gbnewbie Tue 12-Feb-13 10:16:48

Congratulations LazyMachine!!! And hello to all on this thread (popped over from the other Feb 13 thread) to check on progress.
Iam, it's my edd today too... Sadly I don't think today will be the day.

Good luck all smile!!!

Nicky1306 Sat 16-Feb-13 18:17:45

Hi all.....happy to report little man arrived yesterday at 225 pm..... 9lb1oz after a quick labour of 2hrs 40 mins! X.

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