I can't do this for another possibly 7 weeks!

(178 Posts)
GingerRodgers Thu 31-Jul-14 09:14:24

Nearly 35 weeks now. Loads of pain in pelvis and pressure like it's 'full'.
Woken up today and can't stop pooing (sorry for tmi) but not upset stomach iykwim.
Strong uncomfortable braxton hicks every 20 mins.
Just been feeling generally crap last few days, no energy and like I'm coming down with something.
Can't sleep properly and all of a sudden feel very pregnant.

Just a self indulgent wail really as I can't do this for possibly 7 more weeks- I'll lose the plot!!

GingerRodgers Thu 31-Jul-14 09:15:05

Oh and loads of 'lightening fanjo' and baby's movements are beyond painful now!

ilovemonstersInc Thu 31-Jul-14 09:21:31

I absolutely 100% agree!
This has been a troublesome pregnancy for me.

Im 35+6 baby measuring 40+5 yesterday by scan. Ive been in ans out of hospital with premature labour whichstopped (2/3 ttimes) still getting all the pains (contractions every 5mins for hours then nothing) ive had a show. I had an internal yesterday and absolutely nothing going on despite having a test done to see if I will go into early labour and that waa positive! Baby has been given steroids for his lungs.

ilovemonstersInc Thu 31-Jul-14 09:22:26

The lightening fanjo here is very fucking sharp! They are worse than the contractions I've been getting which om the monitor at hospital shows up at 100toco!

Biscuitsneeded Thu 31-Jul-14 09:24:38

I would just keep an eye on those Braxton Hicks. I don't want to alarm you, but everything you describe sounds like the start of labour. Pressure in genital area, upset stomach and pooing, and self-indulgent wailing absolutely characterised the night before I properly went into labour both times!

GingerRodgers Thu 31-Jul-14 09:42:05

ilove, no idea how you're coping. It's sending me crackers so thanks for you.

Biscuit, dd was a week late so there's no way this one will be early. I'm just so tired and can't stop crying- feel very 'need my mum'
hmmGod I sound pathetic!

ilovemonstersInc Thu 31-Jul-14 11:33:26

I hate it but if I go to hospital they end up keeping me in as I have a bad time at delivery and the monitors show 100 toco. Im coping because I have 2 other dc. Ds1 has sn and is under drs for autism so id rather be at home and try and cope as the last time I was in hospital the tube he has in his stomach to feed him became infected hmm his dad works all day, long hours so hes never really gets to do ds1s cares. Ds2 is still a baby (just turned1)
When the pains become really bad I leave the kids with who ever is with me (days at mums and evenings at home with dh) and will jump in a hot bath. And sit there and cry

ilovemonstersInc Thu 31-Jul-14 11:33:41

How are your bh?

GingerRodgers Thu 31-Jul-14 12:47:17

Christ. Well I hope time goes quickly for you then and this one comes as soon as is safely possible.
They're on and off really. Not as regular as they were this morning. They're sore though and everyone always says how bh are just uncomfortable but mine are not!
I've just enough now. Shouldn't complain as we're so lucky to be having this dc but I HATE being pregnant and can't wait to never have to do this again.
Love the baby bit though. That's what's getting me through!

ilovemonstersInc Thu 31-Jul-14 13:20:18

Thank you.
I hate being pregnant as I know I suffer a lot! Over on the ante natal thread all ive done is moan blush

I keep getting really sharp pains like hes cutting through 'cervix' with the sharpest knife and then picking at it! That really hurts.

we can keep each other company until they decide to arrive. Whats your due date

GingerRodgers Thu 31-Jul-14 14:24:33

First week in sept.
I had loads of lightening pains with dd but never any in labour so I'm guessing it's nothing to do with that. Plus the fact I'd had a s&s, contractions for 36hrs and was only 1cm with her pretty much meant they weren't even doing anything! hmm
I'm sure this one will be late to. Just my gut feeling. As long as it arrives in September!
Feel bad as I thought I'd stop moaning as much once we got some cooler weather but these last 2 days it's been cooler and I've felt just as bad! Never again. Can't imagine doing this again, I really can't. If dh wants more we can adopt. Or get a dog. No more pregnancies!

ilovemonstersInc Thu 31-Jul-14 14:51:10

Im due 29th August but go for a sweep at 37+5 weeks which is the 13th. And if I dont go into labour naturally I will be induced ans will discuss that on the 13th too so will give the sweep a few days and will asked to be induced week later. .I.dont dilate sad if I dilated like a normal person I would have had this baby by now! Takes the piss.

I hate when other people say 'oh its just fixing pains I got them too and I was fine' hmm because that helps how exactly?

GingerRodgers Thu 31-Jul-14 14:56:51

I guess people need to say something. I wish they'd just say "oh how shit, do you want some chocolate?"
I don't really want this baby too early. Obviously I'd like it to be fully cooked when it appears but it's so hard these last few weeks isn't it? Everything just seems to drag. If I could get some sleep I think that would help but no matter how shattered I am I can't drop off. People say it gets you ready for having a newborn but I don't agree. Being pregnant and not sleeping is different to newborn not sleeping. They're not constantly grinding away at your cervix for starters!

LairyPoppins Fri 01-Aug-14 07:02:07

I'm 39 weeks today and I am SO ready to get this baby out.

Totally had enough and am dragging myself around feeling sorry for myself and sore.

Having a stretch and sweep today (if she can do it) but baby is big so not really relishing the birth either!

He was breech - if he had stayed that way I would have been having a section today and would have met him... as it is I had ECV and he is head down - and I might still have to wait another TWO WEEKS. Aaaaaaaarrrrgggghhhh.

ilovemonstersInc Fri 01-Aug-14 08:00:03

36 weeks today. I cant believe some people can go another 6 weeks! I won't be allowed to go over due to the problema I have. The latest they will induce is on due date which still seems an age away. 27days until due date and 12 days until first sweep which seems a long way away too!

Ginger how are you feeling today? Had some contractions and period pain last night but of course they have to stop

Lairy good luck with the sweep!

LairyPoppins Fri 01-Aug-14 10:49:54

Back from stretch and sweep - and I am 1cm dilated so hopefully the S and S will get things going smile

ilovemonstersInc Fri 01-Aug-14 12:48:19

I would love to have been 1cm this time with all this pain ive been getting. The pain has moved him from transverse to head down. And that's about it hmm

Fx things get moving!

ilovemonstersInc Fri 01-Aug-14 12:48:33

For all of us lol

GingerRodgers Fri 01-Aug-14 13:13:47

Hey, had a couple of really painful ones last night but all stopped again.
More this morning but not as painful as last night.
Tmi (sorry) but more 'clearing out' this morning. Havnt eaten anything different and getting lots of intense bh with bowel movements.
Really dreading spending the rest of my pregnancy like this.

ilovemonstersInc Fri 01-Aug-14 14:17:00

I've had lots of lower back pain like period cramping plus lots of Tightenings. Feel absolutely shit. Sat with a hot water bottle as it does hurt now.

Doesn't it piss you off when they stop after so much pain?!

LairyPoppins Fri 01-Aug-14 21:51:44

Ilovemonstersinc, I am in a similar position! Period pains, tightenings and backache all day but now just back to tightenings.

Still, I am reassuring myself with the idea that the pains I have had this week have led to some dilation, so hopefully today's have also helped! Hope it is the same for you....

Going to bed now and hoping to be woken in a few hours by some rip- roaring contractions smile

ilovemonstersInc Sat 02-Aug-14 10:28:38

Lairy did you get any pain this morning? I did and then stopped. Now im just tired of it all. This has been going on for bloody weeks now!
Just a bit of bump ache, Tightenings and tiny bit of back pain but manageable.

Ginger how are you this morning?

LairyPoppins Sat 02-Aug-14 11:42:01

Hi ilovemonstersinc how are you?

I am having some mild pains now and backache. Also having a show!

I am going to the hairdresser in 10 minutes - really want to get a haircut before it kicks off, but hoping against hope that my waters don't break there!

ilovemonstersInc Sat 02-Aug-14 11:47:50

I had a show weeka ago (around 3/4weeks I thinK)
Had some back pain period like, a few strong Tightenings and now im just knackered from it all sad

It would be sods law if your waters went. Wear a pad just in case lol grin

GingerRodgers Sat 02-Aug-14 11:51:17

Morning (just)
Nothing new to report here, just lots of bh. Nothing else. Have been terribly hormonal though, crying at everything although that could be the sheer exhaustion too!

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