Sodding latent phase

(134 Posts)
Tiredtrout Tue 23-Apr-13 11:30:18

I know I'm only 37+5, I know I'm still working but and it's a very big one at the moment, I measured my waist, I'm 50 inches around when I'm only 63 inches tall in total.

Everyone keeps commenting at work on my size, my feet are swollen to the point where it's painful to walk, the chairs at work are uncomfortable, I'm up half the night because by the time I've managed to get up to the toilet I can't get back to sleep, I have constant back pain, my boobs hurt and I'm having good contractions with pressure down below for a few hours at a time at 7 minutes apart and a minute in length.

Why won't this baby just get out now?

I will continue now looking happy and serene after getting that out but seriously this is totally beyond funny now

Onedayover Mon 03-Jun-13 04:03:27

What a lovely thread! Congratulations to all you ladies who have already had your babies. I'm 40+3 and can't sleep for back and tummy aches and cramps. Hoping baby arrives soon.

Tiredtrout Sat 01-Jun-13 16:24:33

That sounds like it igirisu, it sucks ass but eventually they've got to come out, so frustrating though, this one was dc3 and dc2 arrived at 37 weeks so I felt every day dragging after that. It's lovely when they are here though

igirisu Fri 31-May-13 18:54:20

Thank heaven i found this thread! i am 38 weeks 4 days with my first child, I saw my midwife a couple of days ago who told me if my sons head was any more engaged he would be poking out to say hello! So i have been walking alot, i have eaten a whole fresh pineapple, a tin of pineapple and a litre of unconcentrated juice. I have had sex with my partner once and have had about 4 orgasms (i'm sorry to be crude). Now i have been nesting like CRAZY! and 2 nights ago i had bad vomiting and tummy (this was before the pineapple) and my braxton hicks are constant and getting really strong, after a couple of "am i aren't i" moments and a lot of cramping i am starting to go abit mad, i feel on red alert all the time and cant just relax. did anyone else feel like this? plus i have no appetite and have not managed to eat an evening meal in days even though i am usually the human bin.

something2say Wed 29-May-13 20:57:49

What a truly lovely read!!! Congratulations to all of you and your new babies and families x x x x x x x x

WildeRumpus Sun 19-May-13 22:31:17

Hurray and huge congrats!

We did it smile latent phase begone!

StiffyByng Sun 19-May-13 21:35:54

Hurray! Congratulations, Trout. And so pleased to hear your baby boy is so lovely, Wilde.

csmm Sun 19-May-13 19:35:03

Congratulations! She wasn't small, was she? I've been watching your thread hoping for news and am very happy for you
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Tiredtrout Sun 19-May-13 17:51:08

I finally had a baby girl, home birth, 2.15 today, 9lb7 lilibet rose, totally perfect but very greedy. Glad your little boy is settling well

WildeRumpus Sun 19-May-13 15:07:10

Any Noooooze?!?!

Baby boy is gorgeous thank you! So lovely lovely smile.

Tiredtrout Sat 18-May-13 09:45:39

I do hope so, how's you with your little baby?

WildeRumpus Sat 18-May-13 09:43:53

You must be nearly there now trout. Excited for you! smile

Tiredtrout Sat 18-May-13 05:35:31

41+2 now, been having lots of pain and goo since Thursday but still no baby, getting a teeny bit frustrated, still each breathtaking can't take another step type pain is one closer to baby I spose

StiffyByng Fri 17-May-13 10:01:27

Hurray, Wilde! Tell us more.

And come on, that goo. I sense a baby Trout today. It's DD's birthday today so a fine day for it.

Tiredtrout Fri 17-May-13 07:11:02

Yay for having a baby, what size and flavour? Hope you are all good and I'm sure it is a gorgeous one. Mine is still hiding but I've been up a lot in the night with cramps and goo so fingers crossed

WildeRumpus Fri 17-May-13 04:57:28

Had me baby! Hope you had yours too!

WildeRumpus Fri 17-May-13 04:57:04

Had me b

WildeRumpus Thu 16-May-13 22:13:58

Hurray! Hope something happens for you - maybe tonight woo!

Tiredtrout Thu 16-May-13 21:03:16

Well she finally turned up, I'm all of 2cm and she managed to get a bit more stretched around, been very sharp twinges since and I've managed to persuade the hospital to hold off an induction till next Thursday

Tiredtrout Thu 16-May-13 16:58:23

It is interfering with my attempts at being all lovely and zen like. Keep going with your twinges I have high hopes that one of us has to have a baby soon, surely they are running out of space in there

WildeRumpus Thu 16-May-13 16:53:43

Gosh that sounds rubbish for you! I am at a super rural practice and mine isn't even.like that. I would be v cross at having to remind a professional about her appts tbh. Feel.for you chuck.

Tiredtrout Thu 16-May-13 16:33:52

My midwife is a community midwife based at my gp surgery, I spoke to her on Tuesday, she said she would see me today but to call her in the morning to remind her. I did that but her phone goes straight to voicemail. I've left 2 messages and texts, the main office she is attached to only answer between 8.30 and 9.30 weekday mornings unless I'm in labour when I can call triage for the home birth team. It's a bit of a crappy system really

WildeRumpus Thu 16-May-13 16:30:19

trout no one can force you to be induced.

WildeRumpus Thu 16-May-13 16:29:13

Thanks grape. Always good to hear!

trout am confused by your mw situ. Where is she? Do you have an.independent mw?

All fine here thanks! Sharp labour pains on and off all day so is a sign that things are moving forward but nothing that suggests active labour will start any time soon. Am not worried any more tbh, he will be here sooner rather than later and at least I know this extended latent stage is working. smile

Tiredtrout Thu 16-May-13 16:23:16

Grape I feel your pain entirely, I'm 41 weeks today, been chasing the midwife who I know is working today all day as she said she would do a sweep today but getting nowhere with her, she is not replying to any of her messages. I've also found out that although I'm booked in as a home birth my hospital have a policy of induction at 41+3 which is crap as my dd has gcse exams all next week and needs me at home with her which was the whole point of the home birth. I've tried everything to get this one out but I think it's s clingy one

OhThisIsJustGrape Thu 16-May-13 16:11:19

I had nearly a week of stop/start contractions and it drove me insane so I feel your pain.

I tried reflexology in the end, DD was born 12hrs later smile Obviously I have no idea whether it worked, she was going to arrive at some point regardless! But, the reflexology actually gave me the best nights sleep of my entire pregnancy - until 4am when I awoke to my waters breaking.

Dd was back to back hence why everything had taken so long to get started but once it eventually got going she was born within 2hrs of my waters breaking, at home smile

Good luck ladies, your babies will be here soon!

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