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joanna1990marie Wed 15-May-13 11:24:49

So that's my due date, would be fun to see who else is due then and when we all go into labour, very excited x

mildred37 Wed 15-May-13 11:41:14

I'm due Sunday but have a feeling I will go over so may well be around the same time as you! How are you feeling? Any signs?

LoganMummy Wed 15-May-13 11:44:36

I'm due June 3rd - hello! smile

joanna1990marie Wed 15-May-13 11:44:56

I wish! Keep hoping everytime I go to the toilet I'll have "the show" I don't even think she's dropped yet! She's got hiccups just now and her chest feels quite high. I've had poops..sorry.. But that's probably due to my cucumber cravings....1 whole one a day! How bout you x

joanna1990marie Wed 15-May-13 11:45:54

Yaaaay people who are in the same boat hellllllloooooo x

Bunnychan Wed 15-May-13 12:07:17

I'm due 23rd but will prob have an induction which will be the 31st- I can't see this baby coming anytime soon! Lol x

june2013 Wed 15-May-13 12:18:54

Hi there - I'm due a bit later than you - June 17th. Have you checked out the antenatal threads (under becoming a parent / antenatal clubs). The june one is huge and very active - I'm sure the May one has lots of babies already!

Good luck!

mildred37 Wed 15-May-13 12:19:20

A few twinges/pains but nothing substantial. Every morning I wake up hoping my waters have gone but no such luck! Like you have had a dodgy tum for a week or two, have also had some pelvic pain as baby is engaged. Just a waiting game now!

AuntieStella Wed 15-May-13 12:34:19
joanna1990marie Wed 15-May-13 12:39:51

Does everyone know what they're having? Pink or blue? I couldn't help finding out at my 20 week scan, far too impatient

elsabel Wed 15-May-13 12:44:11

Im due june 2nd and fed up already! Hey everyone (waves)!!

I'm due 29th may and so fed up!

shelli135 Wed 15-May-13 12:47:57

I'm due 22may!!! Exciting stuff , gone so quick. I go to bed every night hoping my waters break and disappointed in the morning lol!

Also a let down when you wake up in the night red hot and have sweat so much you think your waters have gone lol TMI sorry. I can't wait now .

I'm having a boy was too impatient not to find out smile

joanna1990marie Wed 15-May-13 14:22:11

I keep hoping my waters will have gone whilst im asleep as well...no such luck as of yet. Goin for my last midwife appointment now..unless I go overdue..hopefully not x

preggersbycheggers Wed 15-May-13 14:29:00

I'm due on the 30th and massively fed up already. Tired and my toddler has decided to have a sleep regression sad

bogwoppitinatree Wed 15-May-13 14:30:24

Due on the 6th June. 37 weeks tomorrow so the Clary sage and pineapple is coming out smile

ButteryJam Wed 15-May-13 14:54:11

I'm due next weekend and keep hoping my waters break or I see a show or contractions start! Nothing is happening sadly ... I'm willing to try anything lol.

shelli135 Wed 15-May-13 15:23:35

What is clary sage?

mildred37 Wed 15-May-13 15:23:48

Oh my god Shelli I thought I was the only one with the night sweats! Glad it's not just me lol....as well as the drooling, snoring, farting.....pregnancy is just so glam!

We're having a boy smile didn't intend to find out but was referred for a growth scan at 30weeks and couldn't resist finding out - only me and DH know though smile

mildred37 Wed 15-May-13 15:24:49

Pineapple is a myth....you'd need to eat about 7-8 a day for it to have any effect!! Out tonight for a meal and I'm determind to have the spiciest thing on the menu grin

Ahhh, I was due with DS 31st May last year....didn't show up until 18th June though! Congratulations and good luck!

shelli135 Wed 15-May-13 15:32:15

O bleeding hell don't tell us that haha. I'm tempted to order a spicy curry tonight, but not sure cos if it does work, I don't want it coming out the other end in midst of all the excitement lol

What names have you all got? Ours is to be called Archie, not got a middle name yet tho... smile

joanna1990marie Wed 15-May-13 15:58:18

Back from midwives and she's 3/5 engaged which is good coz she was free 5 days ago.....getting closer, we've picked Lydia rose for her before we realised there is someone on towie called that!! But we'd already told people!

shelli135 Wed 15-May-13 16:12:14

Lovely name, I don't watch towie so didn't know, and don't suppose it's gonna be one of those programmes that will be around forever and have a memorable cast. grin

Have you had any cravings? Mine have been melon and alpro soya choc milk cartons lol, iv lost 2 dress sizes eating 2 full melons a day, not intentionally of course x

mildred37 Wed 15-May-13 16:12:35

That's a gorgeous name, I've not ever seen TOWIE though and in a few years time people will have forgotten about them all ;)

We like Matthew for our DS, although the nearer I get to DD the more I slightly wobble about it...won't really know til he's here, if he ever gets a move on!

joanna1990marie Wed 15-May-13 16:31:21

I've been eating about 1 and a half kilograms of ice a day! Have to buy the packs in as I can't freeze the water fast enough! And a whole cucumber. I don't watch it either, just had it pointed out to me by a lovely colleague which I promptly poked in the eye for telling me about it as now im paranoid people will think I've pinched it! Im a made in Chelsea person but no chance I'd call my daughter binky or cheska! X

luna40 Wed 15-May-13 16:32:49

I'm due May 31st!! Don't know what we're having, but my instinct is a boy... Already have DD who is 2. Been having lots of Braxton hicks lately, keep looking for 'the show' as well. Last time it was sex that set off my labour but ugh the idea of doing it whilst feeling this big and uncomfortable... not ideal

joanna1990marie Wed 15-May-13 16:35:06

Lol my partner refuses to have sex with me because now im so obviously pregnant he can't bear the idea! You know.......coz there's a baby up there.........erm duh.

luna40 Wed 15-May-13 16:35:51

I think I'm going to try clary sage this time around too. shelli its an aromatherapy/massage oil, meant to help with contractions I think.. I don't have any experience with it though

luna40 Wed 15-May-13 16:38:09

lol yes my DH is so scared of "hurting" the baby/bump and now that I'm so big finding a comfortable position is so awkward.. but I really do feel it was the sex that did the trick last time. Something about semen softening the cervix... it was only a few hours after that my waters went and contractions started fast and furious

joanna1990marie Wed 15-May-13 16:45:33

Luna40 how far along were you? X

luna40 Wed 15-May-13 16:48:47

40 +3 so really it could have just been coincidence. But we hadn't had sex in weeks and weeks so thats why I've convinced its what did the trick smile

mildred37 Wed 15-May-13 17:01:48

We've tried sex several times over the last couple of weeks and it didn't work for us sad have been advised to run up and down the stairs a few times but our stairs are so steep I'm terrified of slipping and breaking my neck lol!!

ButteryJam Wed 15-May-13 17:19:01

My partner is refusing to have sex too because he feels he'll hurt the baby as the midwife has said head is almost fully engaged (1/5). Don't feel like forcing him but may have to resort that ... wink

shelli135 Wed 15-May-13 17:44:19

I'm 3/5 engaged is it once you get to 5/5 that they are fully engaged or 0/5?m

O haven't heard of clary sage iv been eating pineapple, driving over every bump in the roads. I had the 'show' last week, not pleasant to look at lol.

It doesn't help when people say 'just be patient' or 'not long now', I don't care I want this baby out NOW!! Lol

Bunnychan Wed 15-May-13 17:50:55

I've had now show yet! I think I must be miles off :-( x

Bunnychan Wed 15-May-13 17:51:12

* no sorry

LetMeAtTheWine Wed 15-May-13 17:53:52

I am due 28th and can't wait! Avoiding trying to encourage an early appearance as OH is away until Monday.
Once he is back in the UK I will be scrubbing floors, investing in clary sage (?!) and eating curries. The sooner we meet our LO the better!

joanna1990marie Wed 15-May-13 18:11:17

0/5 is fully engaged x

shelli135 Wed 15-May-13 18:52:19

Do they engage bit by bit or can it happen really quick ?

joanna1990marie Wed 15-May-13 19:05:40

Not sure, but mine was free 5 days ago and today 3/5. Im hoping she'll drop the rest over night!

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 15-May-13 19:37:34

Hi there

We've moved this one to our 'Antenatal Clubs' topic now.

Best of luck to everyone!

preggersbycheggers Wed 15-May-13 19:40:33

GP apt tomorrow and I'm hoping for 1/5 engaged or better still fully engaged. Was 2/5 at 36 weeks!

We are having a boy too. Already have one boy and think we have settled on Freddie, although tbh that could still change!!

joanna1990marie Wed 15-May-13 20:05:28

Blimey my lo is leaving it late to drop then! This is my 1st so thought it would've happened earlier than this

preggersbycheggers Wed 15-May-13 20:14:23

I wouldn't worry tbh. I don't think I was fully engaged at any of my antenatal appointments with my first. I had my DS at 41+1

bogwoppitinatree Wed 15-May-13 21:23:35

Mildred - I do particularly love pineapple - I think it would be finances stopping me from eating 7-8 a day rather than willingness to try smile
Clary sage is an essential oil and can induce contractions - it's also supposed to be good for relaxing during labour.
We are having a boy - wanted it to be a surprise but when it came to it both of us were too excited. Wilbur smile

shelli135 Wed 15-May-13 22:42:01

Awwhh Wilbur that's a lovely name, I love all the old fashioned names I wanted Herbie, but other half didn't like it.

Think we could try every trick in the book and the lil monkeys would still come out when they want.

I was induced at 42 last time don't think he would of come out if not forced, must of been too comfy, and he's still lazy now at 2 1/2 !!

ButteryJam Wed 15-May-13 23:45:39

Clary Sage? Haven't heard of that before! How much do too have and in what form???

joanna1990marie Thu 16-May-13 08:06:21

Any shows today?

Think I had a show early hours of this morning! But it wasn't as much as I expected and I did have a VE yesterday with the midwife so could it just be because of that? confused

bogwoppitinatree Thu 16-May-13 09:34:21

Thanks Shelli - we really wanted to go the whole hog and call him Wilberforce but that might cause some contention later on. We are umming and arring over whether the middle name "Force" would work smile I think I agree about babies coming when they're ready but I'm also a great believer in positive thinking...
I haven't used Clary Sage before but I have ordered some of the essential oil and I am going to light an oil burner an hour or so before bed and maybe put a drop or two in the bath if I like the smell.
Newlywed - that's exciting, hope something happens in the next couple of days smile

Me too! Had lots of cramps pains and backache all yesterday, spoke to midwife this morning who thinks I am having a very slow progression into labour - eeek! Not too slow I hope!

bogwoppitinatree Thu 16-May-13 09:51:55

Yay! Have you got lots of good DVDs to watch? I have brought complete sets of two of my favourite comedy shows so hopefully I won't be too tempted to blitz the house or anything. smile Good luck, hope it goes well.

no, im still working from home so using that to keep me occupied! Just trying to keep my mind off it as it could be a while yet. midwife says that the paind could fizzle out, but i hope not! i wish they would start off properly though because at the moment its just like strong period pains and aches which are horrible sad

SucksToBeMe Thu 16-May-13 10:26:33

Hi all, I'm due 30th may, but am booked in for c section on the 24th may. I'm pretty sure the baby's head engaged yesterday.

preggersbycheggers Thu 16-May-13 10:33:32

Still 2/5 engaged and still back to back sad boooooo baby. Move your bum!

Still at least the right way up!

mildred37 Thu 16-May-13 11:14:18

Was feeling alot of pressure last night and was sure my waters were going to burst out of me at one point! However nothing doing so another day of waiting. Boo!

May look up clary sage....

yes i have been feeling pressure for about 2 weeks , like the baby is trying to push its way out. hurts quite a bit and quite suddenly too! ouch!

joanna1990marie Thu 16-May-13 12:46:46

Awww im so jealous, sounds gross but I've never wanted to mess my pants up so bad! I've had no signs of impending labour whatsoever!

If it makes you feel any better all the signs I'm having could go on for weeks confused

mildred37 Thu 16-May-13 13:24:13

Yes, signs mean nothing - I've been having them for weeks, or at least I think I have!

Have had a burst of energy today - so far have been out to get shelves and grocery shopping, cleared out our small bedroom, bagged a load of stuff for charity and emptied all the bins as well as organising our clothes drawers. Now having a test before doing some batch cooking for the freezer!

joanna1990marie Thu 16-May-13 13:38:27

Bloody hell mildred! I've only managed to do a bit of washing and a bit of shopping and I'm pooped! Had about 11 hrs sleep last night as well

mildred37 Thu 16-May-13 14:57:39

It's not normal...yesterday I could only manage a gentle amble around a garden centre with the MIL for an hour, I got home and needed a lie down lol!

joanna1990marie Thu 16-May-13 15:57:17

That's ok then....feel less lazy now. Im not sure how tired im supposed to be! It's like being ill with no illness if you get my drift? I can get out of bed and then go and lay on the sofa all day and still be knackered!

mildred37 Thu 16-May-13 16:28:18

I know exactly what you mean - Infact I've been on the sofa with a blanket for the last hour as I've just completely flaked out!!! Make another cuppa and don't worry about it - the way I look at it is that it's one of the only times you can get away with being lazy! ;)

joanna1990marie Thu 16-May-13 16:37:11

True, also I seem to always get back ache whilst doing the washing up....wink wink....so the other half obliges grin

mildred37 Thu 16-May-13 18:27:41

Haha! All these aches and pains, it's just too much sometimes....and I couldn't possibly get up and make my own drink or get something myself as it takes me too long to get up....what a shame haha!

SucksToBeMe Thu 16-May-13 19:03:08

I keep getting painful twinges in my pelvis. This is my 2nd and DS was born at 36wks EMCS so I'm clueless as to what labour is like. I'll be watching you lot like a hawk!

joanna1990marie Thu 16-May-13 19:34:53

I know what u mean, dh was pissin himself laughing at me this morning as our sofa is really low I couldn't get up, he described watching me like a David Attenborough special on tortoises tryin to get off their back. My stomach feels very tight this evening.........

mildred37 Thu 16-May-13 20:24:34

Fingers crossed someone has some good news for us in the morning!! I've been having "new" pains but will probably turn out to be nothing for the millionth time sad X

joanna1990marie Thu 16-May-13 21:13:41

Good luck.....hope your pains turn into something! Still gotta pack my hospital bag yet.

shelli135 Fri 17-May-13 06:51:39

Any new additions this morning ? grin Up bright and early feel full of energy today

joanna1990marie Fri 17-May-13 07:29:44

Not from me, 38th week starts today.

luna40 Fri 17-May-13 08:12:12

Had a dream last night I went into labour alas nothing today! I'm still getting lots of twinges/period pains/braxton hicks, but then nothing... I'm probably still weeks away!

mildred37 Fri 17-May-13 08:25:38

Not a sausage sad have woken up feeling ravenous and with a banging head so am going to go and get some fresh air. Doesn't help having our sewers dug up right outside our door....angry

SucksToBeMe Fri 17-May-13 09:25:35

Mildred, yuk. angry

joanna1990marie Fri 17-May-13 10:03:47

Does anyone else's stomach feel a bit bruised on the inside in places? Where my belly button is and the top of my abs hurt!

shelli135 Fri 17-May-13 11:16:45

Having tightenings and had diorea (can't spell and sorryTMI) all morning back ache comes and goes. Please tell me things could be kicking of ??

joanna1990marie Fri 17-May-13 11:33:14

Sounds like it, see how the day progresses, might just be teasing u!

shelli135 Fri 17-May-13 11:35:31

I would be so angry xx

mildred37 Fri 17-May-13 13:13:39

Exciting Shelli! Hope this is the start of things for you.

Yes to the bruising Joanna! The top of my bump always feels like that by the end of the day; as that's where I get most of the movement from his feet.

Fingers crossed for baby news. It's our 1st wedding anniversary tomorrow so it would be amazing if ours made an appearance smile

preggersbycheggers Fri 17-May-13 14:50:13

Nothing here so I have started to paint the kitchen!!

ButteryJam Fri 17-May-13 15:29:22

Joanna, yes, the area beneath my belly button is bruised and stretched. I suspect baby's body has moved down ...

joanna1990marie Fri 17-May-13 18:10:31

Yeah I think it hurts where her bum is, must be a bony one!

joanna1990marie Fri 17-May-13 18:11:15

How's it goin shelli? Any progression?

mildred37 Sat 18-May-13 21:39:56

Here's hoping that no news is good news.

In my case it's just, no news! 40weeks tomorrow so I can officially moan about being too pregnant ;)

shelli135 Sat 18-May-13 22:30:45

No angry angry Had a breakdown today, nothing is right, dont want to see anyone, can't be arsed getting dressed, had diorea and sharted in nicks hmm.(thought it was a poop,lol sorryTMI). crying at silly tv program's. safe to say I am full on fed up and could easily punch some1 in the face and to be honest i wouldn't even feel guilty about it lol . And I can say I can't wait to have a wine!

Any one got any good news ?

joanna1990marie Sat 18-May-13 22:50:06

No news here either, how far along are u shelli? U sound like your about ready to pop x

shelli135 Sat 18-May-13 23:00:13

39+4 I was induced last time 42 weeks, think I am dreading going another 2 and abit weeks again.

Oh well 'keep calm and carry on' has to be my motto from now on

mildred37 Sun 19-May-13 11:20:43

I'm officially 40 weeks today! The amount of times over the last few weeks I've thought I was in early labour is ridiculous. However this morning I've been having waves of back pain, nothing too serious more like an ache as if I've been standing up too long. Will see if it amounts to anything but I doubt it. Booked for a sweep Tuesday morning so will see what happens!

Shelli, hope you aren't waiting too much longer...I'm not suffering as much as you are but I am still fed up so can't imagine how you're feeling. Fingers crossed for you.

How's everyone else doing?

joanna1990marie Sun 19-May-13 20:02:06

Well I've had a serious day of nesting! Also I think..stress...think....I lost my pluggy thing today. Also had REALLY bad poops....sorry.....but no pains though :-( will really get my hopes up if I start cramping x

ButteryJam Sun 19-May-13 20:58:50

Joanna and mildred, you both sound like you are making some progress, all the best! smile

Mildred, how did you book yourself in for a sweep? I am not seeing my midwife until 40+6 due to it being bank holiday, and I think she said that if I made it that far, then we would be talking induction (or maybe she said sweep? I don't remember as I was so sure baby would arrive before that!)

joanna1990marie Sun 19-May-13 21:20:44

Im sure all my "signs" will turn into nothing, as per. Im 38+3 tomorrow so still a long way off due date of 31st. I can only hope though. What is a sweep by the way?

Hi all, so my pains turned into labour and I had my DS on 17th may at 16:16pm grin didn't go to plan but he is here safe and sound! He us my first, was 12 days early and weighed 7lb 13oz! So hopefully everyone else's niggles will progress too. Good luck!

ButteryJam Sun 19-May-13 23:01:51

many many congrats newlywed smile

joanna1990marie Sun 19-May-13 23:51:23

Congratulations, so happy for you. How was the birth? Was it as painful as you imagined? This is my first so very curious! X

It was the same type of pain as I imagined but much more intense as the contractions went on. Pushing was weird though because your body does it for you. I always thought that women made the conscious decision to push and did it but it's quite strange when your body takes over. Glad it's all over though!

mildred37 Mon 20-May-13 08:13:15

Aww congratulations!!!! What have you called him?

When I saw my midwife at 38weeks she booked it as part of my next routine appointment. She's coming to my house to do it and have no idea what to expect! (She turned up a week early last Tuesday; tried to convince her to do it then but she wouldn't lol!) just need to make sure our bedroom is presentable lol!

Going to have a nice chilled out day today, just going to potter around, get the house straightened out and make sure everything is 100% ready for this baby. Think in going to set up the Moses basket in our bedroom too - nothing like being prepared!!

mildred37 Mon 20-May-13 08:15:43

Jo, a sweep is an internal examination to try and stimulate the hormones required for labour. The midwife inserts a finger to see how dilated (if at all) you are, and then literally "sweeps" her finger over the baby's head to encourage things to get started. Not the most pleasant experience I've been told, but I'm actually looking forward to mine tomorrow lol!

shelli135 Mon 20-May-13 08:53:44

Congratulations newlywed smilethanks

How does it feel to not be pregnant ? iv forgotten lol

Can't wait to be able to do normal stuff without everything being a massive effort!

We called him Iestyn grin we are welsh smile

He's gorgeous, can't take my eyes off him!

It feels so nice not being pregnant! Being able to bend over, put socks on and not be kicked to death is great smile and to finally have the baby in my arms. But I'm Very sore as I had to have an emergency forceps delivery and episiotomy as his heart rate kept dropping too low hmm but he's all safe and sound now and I can't believe we made him. I'm sure your DC will be along shortly wink

joanna1990marie Mon 20-May-13 10:31:57

Does breathing.feel different? I feel.out of breath all the time still and one midwife said its unbelievable that you don't realise how much your body compromises to accommodate the baby, including lung capacity!!

SucksToBeMe Mon 20-May-13 16:30:44

Congrats newly!!!! thanks

You chose a great name,
Never heard it before,how is he settling in?

He's gorgeous and settling in just fine, like he has always been here smile

Yes I can breath a bit better but it feels so weird after birth because you suddenly have all this space inside you and everything is floating around a bit! But settles down and is lovely to have him here instead of kicking me in the ribs! grin

shelli135 Mon 20-May-13 18:07:03

You need to change your name Newlywednotuptheduffanymore hehe grin

joanna1990marie Mon 20-May-13 18:51:51

Awww im so happy for you and also EXTREMELY jealous x

joanna1990marie Wed 22-May-13 10:14:14

Hows everyone doing? Any more new arrivals? Shows? X

mildred37 Wed 22-May-13 10:56:01

Nothing here. Had a sweep yesterday which resulted in a bloody show late afternoon and v.mild contractions in the evening, which have now disappeared sad

I watched an old episode of one born every minute last night, made me wonder why in actually wishing this all on myself lol!!

How are you doing OP?

joanna1990marie Wed 22-May-13 11:07:04

Oh dear, hope things pick up. Nothing happening here other than alot of wishful thinking, when I get the odd period pain I sit there willing them to get worse! They always go when I move though! Mw appointment today, was 3/5 last time, don't think there will be much change but one can only hope they find the head poking out while im there hmm

mildred37 Wed 22-May-13 17:10:25

How did you get on Jo?

I've had some progress. Lost my (totally disgusting) plug around lunchtime, have had on and off contractions/aching since. I've said it a million times before, but I really REALLY hope this is it now - I will be very upset if I once again wake up feeling fine!!!

joanna1990marie Wed 22-May-13 17:42:28

Awww everyones having signs but me! Lol. She's now 2/5 so still heading in the right direction, just EXTREMELY slowly for my liking! Im 38+5 now and measuring 40! Am I fat! ? Hope things keep goin for you, lucky bugger x

NeedSomeSun142 Wed 22-May-13 23:28:21

I had sweep today, baby been moving like mad since, this happen to anyone else? Can get quite painful as he is so low

joanna1990marie Thu 23-May-13 08:35:21

Can I give myself a sweep! Desperate now!

mildred37 Thu 23-May-13 09:02:46

Yes I found baby was more active after my sweep, especially in the evenings. I've banned DH from talking to the bump because its so uncomfortable now!

Still nothing from me. Fed up doesn't even begin to cover it.

mildred37 Thu 23-May-13 10:07:17

Feeling incredibly light headed, breathless and generally poorly today too which doesn't help.

Jo, DH keeps offering to "have a feel".....at first I was telling him where to go, now I'm seriously thinking about it!!!

Dillydollydaydream Thu 23-May-13 10:15:09

Hi. I'm due 31st May. Nothing to report here though. Had mw appt Monday and was 3/5 so that's a plus! Just wish I knew when and where things would happen.

joanna1990marie Thu 23-May-13 10:23:30

Lol Mildred, I've asked if my fella will do the do, to which he replied, only from the back! Charming! Dillydolly, we're due date twins and I'm in the same boat!

mildred37 Thu 23-May-13 11:05:54

Ok I've just had a 3rd person tell me they think ill have my baby today. Well half the day has nearly gone so it had better get a bloody move on lol!

Dillydollydaydream Thu 23-May-13 12:17:59

Still no baby!
My midwife swears there's a surge of births around the full moon which is Saturday? Wonder if there's any truth in it!?

joanna1990marie Thu 23-May-13 13:39:52

Hope so, anyone else's babies slowed down movement? Im quite worried, so might give triage a visit later, she still moves, just not much.

mildred37 Thu 23-May-13 14:27:32

Jo try not to worry too much, movement does slow down/minimise at the end of pregnancy as there isn't much room! However If you are concerned by all means give your midwife a call, that's why they're there. X

joanna1990marie Thu 23-May-13 14:51:59

It's been a gradual thing, before 37 weeks she was crazy all day everyday! As soon as I hit term she sort of turned into a couch potato, im forever poking her so she moves because I'm so paranoid! Poor thing.

SucksToBeMe Thu 23-May-13 16:04:22

I had my Pre Op today,have to go in tomorrow am. Do should be with child by 11am!! Eeeek!!!

Hope everybody is ok.

joanna1990marie Fri 24-May-13 05:48:28

Good luck with today suckstobeme, hope
Everything goes well, and congratulations in advance x

NeedSomeSun142 Fri 24-May-13 05:54:35

Good luck thanks I'm excited for you, must admit a little jealous too smile I want to meet my baby nowwww sad

mildred37 Fri 24-May-13 08:50:58

Good luck [sucks] flowers, can't wait to hear your news!

I have some news - I think my waters have broken! Heading to the delivery suite for assessment and am now having mild contractions. Will keep you updated! X

mildred37 Fri 24-May-13 15:07:41

Ok, I am so embarrassed. After spending all morning on delivery suite assessment, it turns out I have a raging case of thrush and what I thought were my waters were in fact discharge. Unfortunately they couldn't carry out an exam as the speculum wouldn't open hmm but they said there was alot of discharge and it wouldn't be there if my waters had gone.

So now I am home with chocolate and a mug of tea, feeling thoroughly fed up and annoyed with myself.

I hope you're all having better luck than I am!

Dillydollydaydream Fri 24-May-13 17:10:31

Ah sorry to hear that Mildred sad
It'll all be over soon enough. I'm 39wks now so hopefully have a max. 3wks left?!

joanna1990marie Fri 24-May-13 17:25:32

Awww Mildred I'm so sorry. How disappointing for you! X

preggersbycheggers Fri 24-May-13 22:21:26

39+1 now. Lots of twinges but nothing concrete.

Full moon tomorrow so maybe something will happen then??!!

mildred37 Sat 25-May-13 08:36:20

Ooh maybe! Am now nearly a week overdue so something needs to happen sad

How is everyone else? Any news from sucks?

NeedSomeSun142 Sat 25-May-13 08:51:01

No news here had sweep Wednesday and then yesterday at hospital, consultant said he doesn't think il be pregnant when weekend is over as cervix is very soft.

I hope he's right have developed new stretch marks v red and sore anyone else got stretch marks that hurt ?

SucksToBeMe Sat 25-May-13 12:39:49

Hope your thrush gets better Mildred hmm

I'm just waiting to get discharged. ELEC want great, had a crazy foreign surgeon who sang along to the Queen songs on his iPod!! Made the whole thing great fun!
How's everybody else today?

joanna1990marie Sat 25-May-13 12:52:06

Still big and pregnant, how is motherhood? Does it feel good to own your body again sucks? Glad everything went well. X

mildred37 Sat 25-May-13 22:48:07

It must be such an amazing feeling to have your baby in your arms after all our waiting smile

41 weeks tomorrow. Still nothing but have gone last caring now - he'll come when he's ready!

joanna1990marie Sat 25-May-13 23:04:23

Aww Mildred I feel for you, im 39+2 now and it feels like my skin is ripping on my belly! So can't imagine what it's like nearly 2 weeks later! Are they not inducing you soon?

mildred37 Sun 26-May-13 08:56:16

I've got another sweep booked for Tuesday morning, and m midwife said she can do another one 2-3 days after if nothing has happened again, then at 42wks they'll induce. I really hope it doesn't get to that though, is rather start off naturally. We are testing a new theory now - no mention of baby, bumps or births at all! Lol.

mildred37 Sun 26-May-13 12:58:40

Feeling really teary and fed up today. Sorry for TMI but the thrush is getting a lot worse before it gets better, and im beig ratty - poor DH can't do right for doing wrong sad

I hope everyone else is having better luck than I am.

NeedSomeSun142 Sun 26-May-13 14:12:12

You sound like me.... Feel like I could cry at drop of a hat. Don't want to see any one. DP took DS to a party so just sat brig a grump. Even the weather isn't making me feel any better!

mildred37 Sun 26-May-13 21:42:04

It sounds like we could all do with a big wine ....oh wait..

joanna1990marie Sun 26-May-13 21:54:59

I find it hilarious that wine bottles have a picture of a pregnant woman in a warning sign. As if we would anyway!

NeedSomeSun142 Sun 26-May-13 22:17:13

Well iv just had half a lager shock seen as tho I'm not actually meant to be still pregnant! 40+4!

joanna1990marie Mon 27-May-13 10:58:44

Lol, I shall be having a glass of wine before I go to the hospital, midwife on my antenatal classes said to relax as much as possible in early labour including chilling in the bath with a glass of rosé!

mildred37 Mon 27-May-13 15:09:03

Now that sounds like a plan Jo! I have has a couple of weak shandy's in the sun this weekend, but I am looking forward to my first cold glass of wine once this baby decides to arrive.

Sweep no.2 tomorrow - am going to make my midwife use her crochet hook I think lol!

joanna1990marie Mon 27-May-13 15:57:56

Hehehe, hope it gets things started this time! Well my next appointment with mw is on Friday! That's my due date, but still having no signs of impending labour. Just think though, only a few more days and you'll be induced, so you'll meet baby VERY soon. Won't be many of us left on here soon!

preggersbycheggers Mon 27-May-13 17:58:43

Fingers crossed for tomorrow Mildred.

Long walks can get things started too. Preferably uphill smile

I have my next apt on thurs and will have a stretch and sweep at the same time.

joanna1990marie Mon 27-May-13 18:44:04

Preggersbycheggars ur a day ahead of me, how have u got them to do u a sweep so soon?

mildred37 Tue 28-May-13 08:37:24

Oh dear. Complete and utter emotional breakdown this morning upon learning that 2 women had their babies over the weekend - one was due 2 days after me, the other not due til June!! Have been a moody, sobbing wreck all morning. Doesn't help that I feel bloody disgusting at the moment with this thrush that doesn't want to go away, it's a good thing midwife is coming today or I'd be at the hospital demanding they take this baby out now!!!!

NeedSomeSun142 Tue 28-May-13 08:40:45

I felt like this 2 days ago. Now I couldn't care he will arrive when he wants and I can't change it, go shopping retail therapy is best I find lol thanks

preggersbycheggers Tue 28-May-13 09:11:22

2nd baby so can have it sooner I guess. Plus I did beg the midwife. I was 8 days over with my first - it drove me crazy!
She actually said she would have done it last week but for the fact I saw her on a Tuesday and so wasn't quite 39 weeks!
Tbh though if my cervix isn't ready for a sweep it won't make a damn bit of difference!!

joanna1990marie Tue 28-May-13 09:42:01

Hmm I may beg...im not above it. Lol. Poor Mildred, your quite overdue now aren't you! We'll get there in the end! Was ur due date the 17th?!

mildred37 Tue 28-May-13 09:53:10

It was the 19th, which makes me 41+2 now. I've beaten all the other ladies in my family and now hold the dubious title of longest pregnancy hmm

joanna1990marie Tue 28-May-13 10:44:35

Yeah same,here and Im 3 days till the 40 week now, have had to listen to my mum's tales of giving birth to me and my sisters 3 weeks early, then 2 weeks, then 1 week, so I've beaten her. Quite jealous, but atleast ours will be a nicer colour with chubbier cheeks!

mildred37 Tue 28-May-13 12:05:35

Very true Jo!

Midwife has just left, 2nd sweep done (she had quite a rummage!!). Now 75% effaced and cervix very stretchy and soft apparently, baby is fully engaged and she could feel my waters. If nothing's happened I'm booked for an induction on Friday. Finally feel like I'm getting somewhere! I really didn't want to be induced but MW said as cervix is so soft, they would attempt to break my waters rather than insert a pessary first, so a bit more natural than before.

Am now settled on the sofa with a cuppa and don't plan on moving all day!

joanna1990marie Tue 28-May-13 12:44:58

That's great news, I'll be on this thread all on my own soon! How embarrassing is a sweep on the scale of 1-10?

NeedSomeSun142 Tue 28-May-13 13:41:29

Iv had 2 so far one at 40 one at 40-2. which was Friday, consultant said I wouldn't last the weekend but here I still am 40-6!

they are not embarrassing I just thought that if it was going to help get baby out if happily give it a go. doesn't hurt just uncomfortable x

mildred37 Tue 28-May-13 15:12:14

No they're not embarrassing at all, I was going to say no worse than a smear but they don't even use a speculum, just their fingers so its not painful. I had a towel draped over me which helped maintain a bit of dignity at least!

preggersbycheggers Tue 28-May-13 15:20:23

I really wouldn't worry about a sweep. When you are in labour you leave your dignity at the door smile

preggersbycheggers Tue 28-May-13 15:21:26

Sounds promising Mildred. Fingers crossed for you and needsomesun.

Lets hope there is a baby announcement within a few days on here!

joanna1990marie Wed 29-May-13 08:03:45

How's it goin Mildred x

mildred37 Wed 29-May-13 08:39:45

No news I'm afraid. After an afternoon of bouncing on my ball and period pains, yet again I am sat here fed up! I have no idea what is going on with this baby, it's so lazy! MW assures me that he's happy in there so that's helping. Roll on Friday!

How are you all? X

NeedSomeSun142 Wed 29-May-13 08:49:06

all same here no news envy . anyone else's Belly feel so stretched it hurts to touch?

Dillydollydaydream Wed 29-May-13 09:00:54

Just popping back to say hang in there. I was due 31st May but my ds arrived on Saturday at 39+1 smile

Dillydollydaydream Wed 29-May-13 09:02:08

Omg. I didn't have a ds at all, she's definitely a girl smile
Must be the lack of sleep lol

joanna1990marie Wed 29-May-13 09:46:29

Lol dolly, thought baby brain disappears after birth, hehe, Im due on Friday but don't think theres a chance in hell my LG will turn up! Now peeing myself coz I read a thread about counting the kicks! Apparently if babies movement increases there's something wrong if it decreases there's something wrong, my lo's movement changes everyday! So now im extremely paranoid! What's everyone else's experiences of movements in these last couple of weeks!?

Dillydollydaydream Wed 29-May-13 11:20:24

Saturday lunchtime I had no idea I'd have my baby by tea time so don't give up hope ladies smile

NeedSomeSun142 Wed 29-May-13 11:25:46

still same he changes everyday some days he goes mental for an hour others he just has a shuffle about tryin to get comfy probably

joanna1990marie Wed 29-May-13 14:54:53

Having some very mild crampy pains, so im scared to pump or go for a wee in case they go away! Will post again in a couple of hours, probably disappointed!

mildred37 Wed 29-May-13 15:04:33

I'm having the same Jo! Went out earlier and since coming home have had crampy period type pain and backache. I'm hoping this is the start of my boy finally making his way into the world; but I've been here too many times before to get my hopes up!!

Will keep my fingers crossed for you Jo; would be odd if we both have birth the same day!!!

joanna1990marie Wed 29-May-13 15:07:13

Will u still visit me if I'm here in the morning! I dont think mine will last! I'll be here at 42 weeks lol

mildred37 Wed 29-May-13 15:34:28

Lol well I'm nearer to 42 weeks than you are but you could still go first!! I'm addicted to MN so doubt ill be going anywhere anytime soon!

NeedSomeSun142 Wed 29-May-13 15:35:03

I've had the same since dinner time, bring on the pain!! I just want him here now lol

joanna1990marie Wed 29-May-13 15:57:31

We all sound like loons begging for pain, I'm desperate though, thought my waters had broke last night, then I woke up!! Damn birth dreams!

mildred37 Wed 29-May-13 16:02:17

Lol! I know I don't think I've ever wanted to be in pain before but it's a means to an end so come on baby lets get on with it!!!

joanna1990marie Wed 29-May-13 16:12:31

Hear hear! My crampy feelings have gone so im a lost cause im afraid!

NeedSomeSun142 Wed 29-May-13 17:00:13

mine have gone too now envy I was getting excited think I jinxed it lol

joanna1990marie Wed 29-May-13 17:28:52

Gutting, little blighters!

mildred37 Wed 29-May-13 17:42:39

Mine keep coming and going. About to have some extra spicy fajitas in the hope it might help lol!

joanna1990marie Wed 29-May-13 19:16:04

Nope mine have definitely disappeared, only pain I've got now is the stabs I get in my fanjo from baby head bashing!

preggersbycheggers Wed 29-May-13 20:17:48

Nothing here. I think I'm here for another 2 weeks sad

mildred37 Wed 29-May-13 20:35:33

Mine are still there, a mix of on\off pressure/period pain and backache. Have had a warm bath, a couple of paracetamol and now retiring to watch tv in bed. Hope this is the start of it all!will keep you all updated. X

joanna1990marie Wed 29-May-13 20:55:08

Good luck Mildred x

NeedSomeSun142 Wed 29-May-13 23:07:09

good luck! argh fanny daggers are the worst!

joanna1990marie Wed 29-May-13 23:58:51

Lol fanny daggers....

mildred37 Thu 30-May-13 07:20:22

Well. What an uneventful night! Fell asleep around 11pm, woke up a few times with cramps, shifted position and went back to sleep. Now have just woken up to nothing except a very slight backache but I have a feeling that's more to do with how I slept. Bugger it!!!

NeedSomeSun142 Thu 30-May-13 08:48:32

lil monkeys keeping us waiting. got my 3rd sweep tomoz let's hope it's third time lucky!

mildred37 Thu 30-May-13 08:53:10

Good luck for tomorrow smile

I've decided that I'm going to have a total "me" day today. I'm going to get some jeans and a new top for after baby arrives, have a nice coffee and a bit of cake somewhere, then come home, make some cakes for the weekend, have a long hot bath, DH and I are out for dinner then an early night before the madness starts tomorrow. It's so weird to think that this time tomorrow, I will be on my way into hospital to have my baby.

joanna1990marie Thu 30-May-13 10:50:31

Awww Mildred at least you know that you won't be pregnant for more than a day now :-D. I could still have another 2 week's :-(

NeedSomeSun142 Thu 30-May-13 11:20:55

good luck grin

mildred37 Thu 30-May-13 12:31:56

Thanks girls. Contractions have started again but they will probably stop again in a few hours! This baby is such a tease!

mildred37 Thu 30-May-13 14:34:56

Quick update - contractions coming regularly, every 5-6mins now. Going to give the ward a call at 3pm if nothing's changed. They're lasting around a minute but I had a whopper that lasted nearly 4mins and poor DH didn't know what to do lol! I literally couldn't move for 4 minutes.

joanna1990marie Thu 30-May-13 17:26:48

Yaaaay...no induction for you. Good luck xx

NeedSomeSun142 Thu 30-May-13 19:07:55

good luck!! hope they carry on for you smile

preggersbycheggers Thu 30-May-13 20:05:35

Good luck Mildred. Hope your little one is here soon.

Sweep went ok. Am 2cms dilated but cervix still fairly thick so don't think anything will happen anytime soon.

Lets hope we don't go 2 weeks over Joanna. 8 days was more than enough for me last time!!

joanna1990marie Fri 31-May-13 07:43:50

How far are u again cheggers? I've hit the 40 week mark Today! Mw appointment at 11 so might beg her to just pull this lo out!

NeedSomeSun142 Fri 31-May-13 07:56:13

looks like Mildreds had some progression doesn't it.... I hadn't thought about it really but my baby was meant to be May now it looks like a June baby.

joanna1990marie Fri 31-May-13 08:23:46

Mine too, due date is today! No chance, this girly will be out in June!

joanna1990marie Fri 31-May-13 12:56:26

Well just got back from mw, 10 days ago she was 2/5 engaged and now she's 3/5 again! This baby is too comfy, booked in for a sweep on Wednesday, my hospital (York) only lets u go 12 days over, so will be given a date for induction if I've not popped by Wednesday :-(

NeedSomeSun142 Fri 31-May-13 13:53:11

I've just seen my consultant aswell apparently I'm 3cm dilated and waters could go at any point but I'm booked for induction weds 5th our baby's could be born same

joanna1990marie Fri 31-May-13 15:06:41

I should be so lucky, mines bloody disengaged! She's goin the wrong way feel like crying. I'm worried about the sweep aswell, noones ever seen my foofooo! Not even my fella, apart from in the dark! Do they like stare at you while they're doin it?

joanna1990marie Fri 31-May-13 15:08:31

I reckon Mildreds contractions worked....

NeedSomeSun142 Fri 31-May-13 15:34:54

I reckon she's left us for the May babies thread lol its really not bad last 1 I had was a bloke but there was a nurse stood next to us so did feel that weird hmm . today was a woman, no they kind of look into thin air and concentrate it doesn't hurt just uncomfortable you will be fine, just think it might help you meet your baby sooner smile

joanna1990marie Fri 31-May-13 17:58:43

Hmmm, as long as there's no stirrups involved! If only I could get drunk before hand, it'd be so much easier!

NeedSomeSun142 Fri 31-May-13 19:45:13

Haha nope no stirrups, do they still use them? I imagine something out of Victorian times

Dont worry Joanna,just remember they see foof's all day every day. Even though it's embarrassing for you they are very used to it and really aren't bothered at all. And believe me, once you have had your baby you will lose track of the amount of people who have seem your foof and you really won't care wink

joanna1990marie Fri 31-May-13 20:54:02

Maybe they'll give me a general anaesthetic first :-/. I really want this baby out but not sure if I want someone's fingers up my.....foofooo...they've said I don't have to, but naturals better than bein induced with chemicals!

NeedSomeSun142 Sat 01-Jun-13 08:16:17

you will be fine it's really not that bad. it lasts 30 seconds at very most. x

joanna1990marie Sat 01-Jun-13 09:30:24

Oh that's ok, thought it would be about 5 minutes of awkwardness

mildred37 Sat 01-Jun-13 10:25:26

Good morning girls...sorry about my absence, but I was busy off having a baby! smile

Turned out my contractions on Thursday were early labour. They were agony by 11pm that evening so I called the unit and we went in. Moved round to midwife led after being assessed - 3-4cm dilated. Tried to settle in one of the active rooms for a while, before going into the pool for pain relief - it was amazing!! The minute I got in it was automatic relief..... for about half an hour! At 4.30am I was examined again and was still only 4cm despite having really strong contractions, so the midwife broke my waters for me. Then the pain really started! It was like someone had flicked a switch so by this time I asked for some pethidine. Also there was meconium in the waters so I got moved to a delivery suite room to be constantly monitored. Now I'm not going to lie, it was bloody agony but I managed with just the pethidine for a while. I couldn't stand the gas and air, made me too woozy!

After another 4 hours I was examined again, and told that I was fully dilated and could start trying to push. They were a bit concerned about baby at this point, as he was still quite high up in my pelvis (despite being fully dilated) and they'd told me I have a low public arch, meaning it would be difficult for baby to get out as the space was so narrow so I was really nervous about pushing. I tried for an hour with no luck, and so they decided to examine me again - by this point it was 10am and they discovered I was actually 8cm not 10cm!!! They put me on syntocinon to speed things up so I decided to ask for an epidural which was the best thing I have ever done! Once it kicked in I actually managed to get a few minutes of snatched sleep over the course of the next 3 hours while I waited to be examined - again. By 2.30pm a dr came to see me and I was still only 8cm despite having the syntocinon on full blast, so he decided to do a caserean. It was all quite quick - within about 15 mins I was in theatre being prepped. But then at 15.26 our huge boy - dr said he was an elephant of a child!) was finally born weighing 9lb 2oz!!! He is absolutely perfect and I'm so in love, DH is so made up and proud. We've had a bit of a tricky night as he's not feeding well but it will take a while to get it established. And we still can't decide on a name!!!

So it finally happened, only 12 days late smile still in hospital at the moment and won't be home til tomorrow but we're both fine so might try and get out today....I really don't want to be here another night!

Jo I was the same about people seeing things, but honestly you're in so much pain at the time that you just don't care! I really did leave my dignity at door!! I just didn't care who saw what, especially in theatre when you don't even realise you're being manhandled because everything is so numb lol! Trust me now I've got my gorgeous boy here he is so worth everything xxxxxxxx

joanna1990marie Sat 01-Jun-13 11:11:14

Omg that sounds horrific!!!!! So happy that you are all ok though, and cor blimey he would be big after being cooked for that long! Bet your so in love, well done. You can move onto post natal now lol xxx

mildred37 Sun 02-Jun-13 21:55:44

It wasn't that bad Jo, I was just really pleased they got him out rather than mess around with forceps or ventouse. I have to admit I was unprepared for the caserean, and am struggling with not being able to do much sad especially as we're now finally home. It was difficult getting feeding established to but we seem to have got the hang of it.

How are you both? Any more signs/twinges? X

NeedSomeSun142 Mon 03-Jun-13 03:50:42

hello there, waters broke at 8,45 pm yesterday (2nd) got to hospital at 10 having pains, was gonna send me home (think they wrI was like no way

NeedSomeSun142 Mon 03-Jun-13 03:54:28

oops pressed too soon any way we welcomed our whopper 9lb7oz lil man into the world at 3,21 am so he's a day old now, couldn't be more in love if we tried xx

Reading all these birth stories makes me almost want to do it again right now! smile

Congratulations all! Isn't it amazing!

joanna0211marie Mon 03-Jun-13 17:56:31

Im on my own now :-(, can someone just give me their baby! I feel left out now. 40+3 today.

preggersbycheggers Mon 03-Jun-13 23:14:17

I'm still here Jo. Granted cant post much as my toddler keeps me busy and then I'm pooped!

I'm 40+4. But am not monumentally fed up just yet. I will be if I go more overdue this time than I did with my DS. So I need to have this one within next couple of days!!!

Congratulations newly.

joanna0211marie Tue 04-Jun-13 07:40:14

I think your a day ahead of me, im 40+4 today, not having the sweep because I don't feel very comfortable with my midwife, she's quite old school and a bit harsh! Only 8 more days tops! But I had the best nights sleep I've had last night for a long time so maybe it's a sign.......hmm

preggersbycheggers Tue 04-Jun-13 14:00:31

Yes I am as I'm 40+5 today. Just sat here in the chair while my toddler has a nap and I have some pains going on which may be the start of things.

Going to batch cook a chilli quickly just in case smile

The sweep may set you off though. Are you able to go to a different clinic and see someone different. They really aren't that bad.

joanna0211marie Tue 04-Jun-13 14:49:58

It's tomorrow, mw came round the house yesterday because I had a loss of vision, turned out to be a migraine and not preeclampsia thank god! Said to her then....yeah I don't think I want one...if it was someone a bit nicer I'd give it a go, but she frightens me so I think my legs would be stuck together like a vice!

joanna0211marie Tue 04-Jun-13 14:51:24

Wouldn't it be typical that im the one that started this thread and I'll probably be the last one on it!

mildred37 Wed 05-Jun-13 14:02:52

Hey Jo, how are you? Did you have a sweep? X

joanna0211marie Thu 06-Jun-13 01:23:51

Had a sweep on the Tuesday at 7pm, then at 11 o'clock on the Wednesday morning contractions came hard and fast! Was in triage at 11:45 for an hour, was already at 4cm, moved to early labour ward for 2 hours, had a bath , told them my bum is pushing was at 7 cm! Moved to delivery suite was in there til when she was born, all in all the whole deliver including my time at home took 5 hrs 3 minutes! I was only allowed gas and air because everything happened so fast! She's absolutely gorgeous, 8lbs 3 and a half ounces, little blighter gave me an internal tear, 8 stitches, Lydia rose. Sorry if my sentences don't make sense, I haven't slept yet! Im soooooooooooooooooooo in love with my little girl!

welshfirsttimemummy Thu 06-Jun-13 03:32:24


Isn't it the most amazing feeling!

Beautiful name smile

joanna0211marie Thu 06-Jun-13 04:01:43

Incredible! I havent been to sleep yet! I cant seem to switch off! Im absolutely shattered, but I just can't stop staring at her <3 xx

NeedSomeSun142 Thu 06-Jun-13 06:27:16

congratulations well worth it aren't they hehe well done grin

mildred37 Thu 06-Jun-13 10:12:38

Congratulations Jo! Sounds like an amazing birth, well done. Enjoy your cuddles; I can't believe we all have our babies now - this time last week we were fed up lol! X

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