sorry tmi but what could this be?

(276 Posts)
thebeastisback Wed 14-Aug-13 22:48:00

Hi a bit tmi sorryblush , we had some friends round tonight, we were having a nice chat when suddenly I got an agonizing stomach pain, it passed after a few seconds and I thought nothing of it until about five minutes later when it happened again then it started coming every few minutes, it felt like labor contractions. I had to excuse myself as the pain was so bad. I went to the bathroom, worried it was something I had eaten and there was something in my pants that looked like the mucus plug you loose in early labor probably about the size of two 5p coins stacked then the pain eased.
I went downstairs again and half an hour later it happened again, the regular pains then the loss. I am not pregnant and there was no bleeding just a slight pink tinge to the clots.
Any ideas? feeling a bit confused

KareninsGirl Wed 14-Aug-13 22:50:14

Goodness, sounds horrible!

Could it be bad ovulation pains?

Are you sure you're not pregnant

hiddenhome Wed 14-Aug-13 22:50:43

Are you sure you're not pregnant? confused

Has something like this ever happened to you before?

FrankSpenser Wed 14-Aug-13 22:52:30

Test yourself for a BFP. You never know.

FrankSpenser Wed 14-Aug-13 22:53:02

Hope you're OK..

Gp tomorrow?

Hope you're not in too much pain tonight.

hectorslarry Wed 14-Aug-13 22:54:50

Could it be the start of your period?

Have you recently finished a period?

100% sure you aren't pregnant?

hiddenhome Wed 14-Aug-13 22:57:55

I followed an American series on Youtube that featured woman who'd unexpectedly gone into labour, not even knowing they were pregnant and were having babies on kitchen floors and gas station restrooms etc. confused

Aldwick Wed 14-Aug-13 22:58:21

Please get this checked out - women not knowing they're pregnant til birth isn't just an urban myth. Hope you're ok and have someone with you.

FannyFifer Wed 14-Aug-13 22:58:54

Jings, are you sure there is no way you are pregnant?

I'd test/GP to be on the safe side.

I know it's possible to lose the uterine lining without it being broken down properly first, but that gives a larger more blood/"meaty" (sorry) loss.

thebeastisback Wed 14-Aug-13 23:00:41

I am quite sure I'm not pregnant, never 100% but I tested about 4 weeks ago and bfn (am on the pill and usually do a just incase test every 6 months) had a normal period about two weeks ago.
Feel a bit uncomfortable now but not in any real pain.

LoganMummy Wed 14-Aug-13 23:01:06

Phone NHS24 (that's Scotland, unsure what its called in rest of UK) for some advice would be your best bet.

KareninsGirl Wed 14-Aug-13 23:02:16

You wouldn't get a bfp in the 3rd trimester I don't think...I may be wrong though. Hope you're alright.

hiddenhome Wed 14-Aug-13 23:03:41

You can still have periods whilst pregnant, but if you had a period a couple of weeks ago, then perhaps it's an ovulation pain - have you been taking your pill properly?

Conina Wed 14-Aug-13 23:04:48

Ovulation pains? With lots of egg white cervical mucus?

It would fit with two weeks after a period...

FannyFifer Wed 14-Aug-13 23:05:33

Test can be negative if pregnancy a good bit on.
Put on any weight lately?

Was going to say ovulation pain and EWCM in a big clump but not when on pill I don't think.

hiddenhome Wed 14-Aug-13 23:07:22

Update OP, we need to know if we should get knitting grin

thebeastisback Wed 14-Aug-13 23:08:33

The pain has all but gone, just feel a bit sore but not coming in waves or anything anymore. going to take some paracetamol and get some sleep and hopefully not wake up giving birth smile

Coconutty Wed 14-Aug-13 23:12:57

I've had a huge lump of jelly like stuff before when I've been ovulating. Yuk but happens a couple of times a year.

Sounds like an early miscarriage to me.

OnTheBottomWithAWomensWeekly Wed 14-Aug-13 23:21:46

It doesnt sound anything like an early miscarriage, why would you say that? No bfp, normal periods, no symptoms, nobleeding or ongoing pain.....?

hiddenhome Wed 14-Aug-13 23:27:38

I'm really hoping it's a surprise baby. In fact, I'm getting my hopes up.

idiot55 Wed 14-Aug-13 23:31:05

Oh I had this a few months ago, even took a photo of plug to show GP!

Apparently normal during ovulation


coughingbeanintheoven Thu 15-Aug-13 06:41:55

how are you this morning beast? thanks

NotAroundTheEyes Thu 15-Aug-13 06:51:39

It sounds to me (speaking from bitter experience) like intestinal / bowel cramping associated with IBS. It can come in huge waves of breathtaking pain, a bit like being repeatedly kicked by a horse. Medication to treat it is called an antispasmodic which gives you a sense of the spasm like pain. The cervical mucus could just be from ovulation and a coincidence.

Mention to your GP: you can get antispasmodic tablets over the counter but best to have them prsecribed. Hope for your sake it's this and not something more sinister!

CityTiliDie Thu 15-Aug-13 07:02:18

Wierdly I had exactly the same pain but being male I'm certain I'm not pregnant.

It kept me up all night and made me feel so yuk I actually had a day off work (only the 3rd in 9 years)

Only after talking it over with DW did we work out that I had eaten some peanuts the evening b4 . I have had painful reactions to peanuts in the past but totally forgotten about it. It could well have been something you ate.

Hope you are feeling better.

PrettyFlyForAWifi Thu 15-Aug-13 08:13:30

Are you on the combined pill - one of its actions is to thicken cervical mucous and form a kind of plug over the cervix, much like in pregnancy. Eventually it sheds as you described.

I had this on Monday! Lost my 'plug' and everything. I got so freaked I poas ... Was negative, but I expected it to be. Dd is only 7 months and still bf lots.

Interested to see theories of wtf it was.

Jaynebxl Thu 15-Aug-13 08:24:56

I had pains like this and it was gall stones. No plug though.

mignonette Thu 15-Aug-13 08:27:30

Sounds like Mittelshmerz. If your next MP is in 14 days time, that'll confirm it.

Wommer Thu 15-Aug-13 08:29:07

I had this when I came off the pill. Always thought it was because the pill hormones weren't there anymore and the plug could come away.
Have you had any d and v or antibios recently which might have interrupted the hormones in the pill and allowed the plug to release?

KareninsGirl Thu 15-Aug-13 14:27:18

How are you today?

Sounds like mittelschmerz
Ovulation pain and egg white mucus

eurochick Thu 15-Aug-13 14:40:40

You shouldn't get mittelschmerz on the pill because you shouldn't be ovulating.

RegainingUnconsciousness Thu 15-Aug-13 18:34:34

Hope the OP is ok. I read this last night and have been checking all day.

Come back and update OP!

KareninsGirl Thu 15-Aug-13 21:38:54

Hoping you are ok OP

thebeastisback Sat 17-Aug-13 00:51:28

so we found out what was causing the pains blush at 8:30 am on Thursday I gave birth to our beautiful baby girl. No idea I was pregnant, pains stopped after my last post then started again at 4 am dp took me to a&e and our little girl arrived 3 hours later.
We are all in total shock but have already fallen in love with her smile

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Sat 17-Aug-13 00:54:51


Congratulations!! thanks

Wow! Congratulations! flowers

I nominate this for best update to a thread, ever!

MickleMe Sat 17-Aug-13 00:58:29

shock Bloody hell!

Congratulations flowers

Jesus Christ on a bike OP! thanksthanks Congrats!

Details then?...<nosey>

ImpulsePineapple Sat 17-Aug-13 01:01:38

REALLY?? grin grin

flowers flowers flowers

saffronwblue Sat 17-Aug-13 01:01:50

Wow! Extraordinary! Congratulatons!

thornrose Sat 17-Aug-13 01:02:17

Damn shock flowers

Congratulations! Plenty of cake flowers and brew for you and your DP!

QueenoftheHolly Sat 17-Aug-13 01:05:42

Just read this thread and am shock shock shock !

But obviously very pleased for you too :-)


flowers cake and wine

Waffling Sat 17-Aug-13 01:06:45

Wow! Congratulations!

lottieandmia Sat 17-Aug-13 01:09:11

Wow! This is amazing - congratulations smile flowers

thebeastisback Sat 17-Aug-13 01:10:09

thanks yes impulse reallyblush
awful pains started again at 4 ish, woke dp as they were so bad he insisted on taking me to hospital so waited for fil to come and look after dcs and got to hospital at 5:30 ish. I was examined and was in labor and 5cm dilated. Still trying to come to terms with it all.

DeepPurple Sat 17-Aug-13 01:11:23

Oh wow! Congratulations! How on earth did you get to full term with no idea you were pregnant?

ImperialBlether Sat 17-Aug-13 01:12:16

Oh my god! Oh my god!

Were you still having periods?

What about the KICKING?

AuntPittypat Sat 17-Aug-13 01:13:53

Congratulations! What a shock you must have had. Hope you are all ok, and hope you enjoy getting to know your beautiful little surprise! flowers

ImperialBlether Sat 17-Aug-13 01:14:42

But... but... what about your belly? Wasn't it bigger?

thebeastisback Sat 17-Aug-13 01:15:08

I have no idea. Had such awful sickness before, especially with ds and was huge with both of them. I have put on weight but not a huge amount, I thought I had just been overdoing it.
Feel a bit silly really but I honestly had no idea, maybe because I was so I'll during my last pregnancy that I didn't notice any symptoms this time

ImperialBlether Sat 17-Aug-13 01:15:19

And flowers of course!

Are you going to be in the newspaper?

SinisterSal Sat 17-Aug-13 01:15:50

Oh that's crazy!

Best update ever

Congrats OP

thebeastisback Sat 17-Aug-13 01:18:26

No newspapersblush
I have felt like I had odd episodes of trapped wind which I now assume were kicks.

DeepPurple Sat 17-Aug-13 01:20:55

What a shock! Fab but shocking! I guess you'll have some shopping to do! We're you actually full term then? Can they tell exactly how far along with you having regular periods? Oh god you might have been overdue with no clue! I was huge when I had DD, I can't imagine not knowing! I suppose since you didn't get a big belly then the baby will have been in quite tight so not as much movement as you would expect so the kicking will have been minimal. DD was like an alien trying to break out I could grab her elbow and leg!

I'm shocked for you. What a lovely end to a bad belly ache!

DeepPurple Sat 17-Aug-13 01:22:38

Have you named her?

thebeastisback Sat 17-Aug-13 01:26:56

luckily we have kept most things from ds, we didn't find out the sex before he was born so lots of neutral first size things and still got cot, pram etc
in the loft.
Both my other dc have been like aliens trying to escape and although with hindsight I did feel some movements they were much softer and less frequent.
Midwife said she was around 38 weeks.

thebeastisback Sat 17-Aug-13 01:28:16

Totally outing myself ( as if I hadn't already) she is called Ella Grace

DeepPurple Sat 17-Aug-13 01:30:34

What a lovely name! How on earth did your family react? I can't imagine making the calls to announce such an unexpected birth!

notanyanymore Sat 17-Aug-13 01:31:36

Lovely name smile congratulations! !

PeriodMath Sat 17-Aug-13 01:31:38

You didn't feel the wriggling and squirming? I'm 36 wks and am aware constantly of what's inside me! I feel her bottom and knees and hands poking me all over. Did you never see your tummy moving? My jumps and shudders all the time and things stick out when baby is stretching.

What did she weigh? Do they think she was early?

Congratulations, of course. I'm glad you're glad about it.

thebeastisback Sat 17-Aug-13 01:32:05

I was a wimp, told my parents, sister and best friend and asked them to tell everyone else smile

Oh my goodness! Incredible! Congratulations, and welcome to the world little Ellla.

Definitely best ever outcome to a worrying health thread. I thought the people suggesting labour were being a bit hysterical, but no! Aww. smile

Rumours Sat 17-Aug-13 01:33:26

Wow congratulations op flowers

BumgrapesofWrath Sat 17-Aug-13 01:34:03

Massive congratulations!! Wow!

PeriodMath Sat 17-Aug-13 01:34:47

DeepPurple, I would have thought a small bump would make you much more aware of the movements. Have a very neat bump and feel as though baby is just millimetres below the surface - I feel every little squirm! Surely if you gain lots of weight and have a huge bump, baby as more room to spread out and you are "cushioned" from the body blows!

thebeastisback Sat 17-Aug-13 01:35:18

period she weighed 6lb 3 oz.
I just can't explain it.
Going to try and get some sleep now. Night feeds do seem easier without the pregnancy worries they are still tough.

thebeastisback Sat 17-Aug-13 01:37:52

I didn't gain that much weight but I was already too cuddly so the extra cushioning probably softened some of the movementsblush

ImpulsePineapple Sat 17-Aug-13 01:40:29

Sorry, I didn't mean the 'really?' to look as bad as it did.

Massive congratulations! Welcome Ella!

Would you like a stiff gin? You're bloody amazing! x

thebeastisback Sat 17-Aug-13 01:44:58

I know impulse smile
Would love a stiff drink but I'm bfing shock grin

ImperialBlether Sat 17-Aug-13 01:49:06

You must be really high on adrenaline. Try to get some rest!

"I'd love a stiff drink but I'm bfing"

Bet that's a sentence you didn't think you'd be saying this time last week! grin shock

(Presumably anyway, don't know how old your other DCs are!)

cafecito Sat 17-Aug-13 02:10:52

shock grin

LongTailedTit Sat 17-Aug-13 02:32:54

Amazing! Congratulations on your little girl! smile

ChubbyKitty Sat 17-Aug-13 02:34:13

Ohh wow! Only just saw this thread.

Awesome smile congratulations OP and welcome to the world Ella!thanks

ZingWantsCake Sat 17-Aug-13 03:23:15

thebeast congratulations! thanks

when I saw your thread the other night I almost replied "are you going into labour" as a joke!shock smile I should have. I can't believe that's exactly what happened!

just wow!

beautiful name btw!thanks


rubyrubyruby Sat 17-Aug-13 03:27:19


goodasitgets Sat 17-Aug-13 03:42:21

I just saw this update and my face looks like this shockshockshockshock

Tiredtrout Sat 17-Aug-13 04:26:23


sadsong Sat 17-Aug-13 04:29:32

Can I add my congratulations to the list of jaw dropping surprised mners? Having a little chuckle to myself at the chap up thread who thought it might be a peanut! wink I was thinking kidney stones, or appendix, but baby's are vastly nicer!

Congratulations thanks

OnlyMeHereNow Sat 17-Aug-13 04:31:05

Wonderful smile congratulations

AdoraBell Sat 17-Aug-13 04:40:06


ComtesseDeFrouFrou Sat 17-Aug-13 04:55:13

FUCKING HELL! shock grin

Congratulations! I am 33 weeks and I have no idea how I could have got to this stage and not known but bugger me. A baby!!

How old are your other DCs?

Pinebarrens Sat 17-Aug-13 05:15:44

I am now loving your thread title grin

congratulations! thanks

Amazing! A real life "I didn't know i was pregnant"
Glad Ella Grace has arrived safely and wishing you all well.
What a shock for you, what did the medical team say I bet they couldn't believe it!

kiwik Sat 17-Aug-13 06:36:46

Wow - congratulations! flowers

Gracie990 Sat 17-Aug-13 06:56:10

Your placenta may have been anterior, you wouldn't feel much.

I didn't feel a lot with my second child as I was so busy with number one.


LEMisdisappointed Sat 17-Aug-13 07:04:50

Bloodyfantastic thats what that is thankyou op made me smile xx

Onetwothreeoops Sat 17-Aug-13 07:05:31

Wow that's amazing. Congratulations! I can't imagine how you all must be feeling now but I'm guessing it must be something like massive shock. Take care of yourself and Ella thanks

Bertrude Sat 17-Aug-13 07:19:19

Well done and congrats!

I just started reading the thread thinking that it sounded just like my gallstones, then remembering that on the way to hospital we were thinking oh fucking hell what if...

I also then realised nobody would give enough of a shit about gallstones to get the thread to almost 100posts!!

Congrats again and hope the shock subsides soon!

elQuintoConyo Sat 17-Aug-13 07:21:42

Wow! Congratulations beast what a surprise!
Hope you are all adjusting well.
Have some brew cake and thanks

liger Sat 17-Aug-13 07:32:03

Oh my goodness!!! What a fabulous story to tell her when she's older.


FannyFifer Sat 17-Aug-13 07:32:12

Holy shit!
I knew it!

Congratulations on your wee surprise, totally amazing. X

MalkieFraser Sat 17-Aug-13 07:32:23

Wow, congratulations!thanks

nameuschangeus Sat 17-Aug-13 07:33:15

Wow, we'll I didn't see that coming when I clicked on this thread! Congratulations OP!

DontCallMeDaughter Sat 17-Aug-13 07:38:11

Best thread ever! Congratulations!!

itsonlysubterfuge Sat 17-Aug-13 07:39:27

Congratulations! smile

johnnyDrivingaShinyCar Sat 17-Aug-13 07:39:43

Amazing! Congratulations on your surprise. Ella Grace is a beautiful name.

RegainingUnconsciousness Sat 17-Aug-13 07:39:57

Wowee! Congratulations OP!

Glad you're all ok, too!

RockPaperScissorsLizardSpock Sat 17-Aug-13 07:41:34

Ahh wow this is the best update! grin

hiddenhome will be pleased grin

BellaOfTheBalls Sat 17-Aug-13 07:44:23

Well that's a birth story and a half!

Congratulations thebeastisback & welcome to your little lady.

Just shock and grin

Wouldn't it be ace if bunty had a suprise baby too smile
Hiddenhome, bet your happy now < rolls over a ball of wool>
How does maternity leave work in these circumstances?

Wow! Beautiful name (I'm biased grin).

ChimeForChange Sat 17-Aug-13 07:51:26

Wowzer! Congratulations!

I never usually believe those tv programmes!

Twattybollocks Sat 17-Aug-13 08:00:45

Wow well this is a mumsnet first! I know we had someone it happened to, but not with a live labour thread!

haggisandneeps Sat 17-Aug-13 08:03:37

I read the OP and thought this lady is having a surprise baby then read through grin Amazing story! Welcome baby Ella Grace and hope you and DH get over the shock soon flowers

Jaynebxl Sat 17-Aug-13 08:08:14

Fantastic! Guess it wasn't gall stones then grin

HoopersGinger Sat 17-Aug-13 08:08:19

Wow! Congrats smile

Snapespeare Sat 17-Aug-13 08:08:19

lovely thread! congratulations on your wonderful surprise baby, who is obviously adored! grin grin grin thanks thanks thanks thanks

LadyFlumpalot Sat 17-Aug-13 08:11:43

Congratulations! thanks

Coconutty Sat 17-Aug-13 08:12:41

Fucking hell, that's amazing. Well done and well done to those clever KNees who guessed correctly.

Thread of the week, definitely.

MummyPig24 Sat 17-Aug-13 08:12:52

Wahey amazing news! Well done and congratulations! I'm not the only one now! X

Ireallymustbemad Sat 17-Aug-13 08:14:54

Wow! Huge congratulations! Hope it sinks in soon and everyone welcomes baby Ella into the world.

Coconutty Sat 17-Aug-13 08:15:01

Just out of interest, why did the pregnancy test say not pregnant a month ago?! Did midwife have any ideas?


eurochick Sat 17-Aug-13 08:20:22

Bloody hell! What an update. Congrats OP!

poorbuthappy Sat 17-Aug-13 08:20:41

On my bloody god!!!!!!

Massive congratulations to you and your family. xxxthanksthanksthanksthanks

Coco, I don't think the hcg levels are high enough to show a +ve test in the third trimester.

Best thread update ever grin


fayummummy Sat 17-Aug-13 08:30:02

Best tmi ever. What a lovely ending. Congratulations! shock smile smile

MummyPig24 Sat 17-Aug-13 08:33:10

When I went to hospital in pain (which turned out to be labour) and they did a pregnancy test it came out positive so I'm not sure what the consensus is on the tests showing up so late in pregnancy.

MonstersDontCry Sat 17-Aug-13 08:34:21

That's crazy! shock

Congratulations! grin

Icedink Sat 17-Aug-13 08:39:01

Wow congratulations! Welcome to the world Ella Grace flowers

You need to print this thread out to show her when shes older grin

schilke Sat 17-Aug-13 08:39:20

I'm speechless! Congratulations!

RunFatGirlRun Sat 17-Aug-13 08:42:33

Fucking hell that's AMAZING shock shock grin thanks cake

So much for my IBS diagnosis! ConGRATS!

Twattybollocks Sat 17-Aug-13 08:42:34

There's a massive variation in hcg levels in pregnancy, it peaks at the end of the first trimester and then comes back down again in the second and third. In most cases it will still show positive until several weeks after birth, but there is something called the hook effect where the hcg can flood the antibodies and none bind causing a negative test. Also some women don't break down the blood hcg into the form that is recognised by the urine test, my friend has 2 kids and did countless tests all negative. They eventually confirmed the pregnancy at 12 weeks ish by scan.

headlesslambrini Sat 17-Aug-13 08:42:36

congratulations, welcome to Ella - lovely name smile

OrchidFlakes Sat 17-Aug-13 08:43:39

OMG!!! I just saw the update! Huge congratulations! thanks

pongping Sat 17-Aug-13 08:50:08

Wowser, that is amazing! Congratulations.

McRoo Sat 17-Aug-13 08:56:24

Amazing! Congratulations!! grin

Wow! I wasn't expecting that when stumbling on to this thread.
My jaw literally dropped open!!!

Huge congratulations!! grin

FrankSpenser Sat 17-Aug-13 08:59:06

Congrats, Dude!

MrsMcGregor Sat 17-Aug-13 08:59:41

Good heavens! Congratulations flowers. What a lovely story - enjoy your little bundle.

dirtyface Sat 17-Aug-13 09:00:33

wow shock


CONGRATS flowers

pawnstar Sat 17-Aug-13 09:01:34

Bloody hell! IM in shock!! i wasnt expecting that outcome..I know your weren`t either.


changeforthebetter Sat 17-Aug-13 09:01:57

OMG shockgrin thanksthanksthanksthanksthanksthanks

Just wow!

Huge congratulations to you all!

littlemisswise Sat 17-Aug-13 09:03:11


Well, bloody hell! Massive congratulations to you and yours.

nothruroad Sat 17-Aug-13 09:12:29

Wow! Congratulations!

chickydoo Sat 17-Aug-13 09:13:26


wickeddevil Sat 17-Aug-13 09:16:52

Congratulations to all of you. How wonderful flowers

AmberDextrous Sat 17-Aug-13 09:17:47

That is actually AMAZING!!!!! smile
Many congrats.
Beautiful name too.

JimminyBillyBob Sat 17-Aug-13 09:19:02

shock crazy!! cake

SelfRighteousPrissyPants Sat 17-Aug-13 09:19:40

Ooh congratulations!! flowers

MrsJK Sat 17-Aug-13 09:23:10

Lovely thread & update OP smile

GeekInThePink Sat 17-Aug-13 09:23:26

Wow wow wow! That's amazing! Congratulations!

CatelynStark Sat 17-Aug-13 09:24:00

Woah! How fabulous!!! Congratulations!! grin

peachactiviaminge Sat 17-Aug-13 09:30:03

Ohmigosh congratulations! flowers What a lovely update and a beautiful name for a wonderful surprise.

Rooners Sat 17-Aug-13 09:34:53
FrigginRexManningDay Sat 17-Aug-13 09:37:21

Huge congratulations on your baby girl.

This has kinda put the shits up me stocks up on pregnancy tests

Looster Sat 17-Aug-13 09:38:39

Wow - just wow! Crazy congratulations - just lovely news grin

pegster Sat 17-Aug-13 09:44:53

Wow, congratulations on the arrival of baby Ella!
This happened to my sister (didn't know she was pregnant until her waters broke) so I know it can happen, but at 29w pregnant with my second I'm still amazed some women get away without the huge wriggling bump I'm exhibiting!

m0nkeynuts Sat 17-Aug-13 09:49:04

Oh WOW!! shock shock grin

Many congratulations!! flowers

NachoAddict Sat 17-Aug-13 09:53:11

Omg! Wow congratulations. That's a surprise eh.

Icedink Sat 17-Aug-13 09:55:31

I've just read the thread Rooners linked to, how bloody amazing is that to think you posted about wanting another baby the day you went into labour?! Little Ella is literally a dream come true grin

I've reported this thread asking mnhq to move it to classics because its too awesome to just disappear, I hope thats ok.

BoreOfWhabylon Sat 17-Aug-13 09:57:13

Congratulations flowers and welcome little Ella!

wickeddevil Sat 17-Aug-13 10:01:27

Beast your thread is still making me smilesmile

Oh please move this to classics.

Hope you are all OK

AmberLeaf Sat 17-Aug-13 10:01:59

Wow! I was going to suggest ovarian cysts!


Rooners Sat 17-Aug-13 10:05:56

Iced I've reported it too smile

Dontlookbehindyou Sat 17-Aug-13 10:07:00

Bloody hell! I'm gonna crap mysel every time I get a bellyache now!!

Congratulations, you got the baby you secretly wished for! I might have something in my eye...

WireCat Sat 17-Aug-13 10:12:31

Oh my goodness!

Congratulations! shock thanks

mousebacon Sat 17-Aug-13 10:12:49

Maybe this is the thread to make wishes on...

Hmmm... I wish I had a big house in the country with a couple of dogs and enough money so I didn't have to work any more...

<crosses fingers>

<squeezes eyes>


PukousMucous Sat 17-Aug-13 10:14:55

This has made me laugh out loud with joy.

Congratulations. thanks

Gullygirl Sat 17-Aug-13 10:17:14

This is the best ever thread!
Congratulations to you and welcome to the world Ella Grace.

Omg ! And I thought I was the winner with my 7 week pregnancy!


whatkungfuthat Sat 17-Aug-13 10:20:29

Such a lovely thread. Huge congratulations flowers cake

Cheesyslice Sat 17-Aug-13 10:28:53

How amazing.


Oh wow shock

ichoochoochooseyou Sat 17-Aug-13 10:29:32

Wow, congratulations on your little surprise!

What a great thread!

absentmindeddooooodles Sat 17-Aug-13 10:35:08

Congratualtions and whst a beautiful name :-) I didnt find out I was pg with ds until almosy 22 weeks and bloody hell that was a big enough shock....cant imaginewhat you must be feeling! How amazing!!!

shufflehopstep Sat 17-Aug-13 10:36:33

That's amazing. It's reduced me to tears. What a beautiful name. Massive massive congratulations. flowers

OPeaches Sat 17-Aug-13 10:38:26

Holy shit! This is amazing! And wonderful!

I'm adding you to my list of People Who Won Mumsnet.

MTBMummy Sat 17-Aug-13 10:41:06

Wow congrats! What an amazing surprise.

roughtyping Sat 17-Aug-13 10:53:07

Huge congrats! I didn't find out I was PG with DS until I was approx 22-23 weeks (can't remember now, he's nearly 10!), and that was a big enough surprise! Hope you're all enjoying baby cuddles smile

Oh my goodness! How wonderful! Congratulations to you all xx

MadameJosephine Sat 17-Aug-13 10:56:03

What a fabulous thread!

Massive congratulations flowers cake flowers cake flowers cake

newestbridearound Sat 17-Aug-13 10:58:17

Amazing news grin

Congratulations to you all, and gorgeous name! flowers

Woooowee best thread ever
I feel like a numpty for suggesting mittelschmerz now
Congratulations xx

NonnyMuss Sat 17-Aug-13 11:04:06


<whispers: you need to ring the Daily Mail, nice little nestegg wink >

asuwere Sat 17-Aug-13 11:08:10

Ah, this is such a lovely thread. I was reading the start laughing at all the people still asking if she was pregnant after she'd said she had a BFN and was on the Pill..... then to read update of baby Ella!
Then the other thread where you wanted DC3 but were worried about discussing it - how lovely!!

Congratulations! I'm sure it's a shock but what a lovely surprise!

BeCool Sat 17-Aug-13 11:08:12

Incredible, Amazing and beautiful. Congratulations. flowers

OrangeLily Sat 17-Aug-13 11:12:45

Holy crap! That's amazing. shock

Hope you and DP are recovering from the shock. What a crazy night that must have been for you.

Have you told the friends you had over yet?

SoleSource Sat 17-Aug-13 11:25:55

I was 23 weeks pregnant when I found uut and DS born at 24.

Not urban myth at all!

Congratulations! thanks

WOOOOOOOAH! This is INSANE, congrats beast and babybeast, this is certainly a story to tell her! What a shock. You must come back and tell us more when you're up to it.


ChestyNut Sat 17-Aug-13 11:30:30

Oh....My .....gosh!!!

Wow! Congratulations shock

magimedi Sat 17-Aug-13 11:34:59

Congratulations! What a story!

flowers cake flowers

MildredIsMyAlterEgo Sat 17-Aug-13 11:36:37

WOW that is amazing shock shock shock

How utterly fabulous, massive congratulations grin

internationallove985 Sat 17-Aug-13 11:40:25

Wow what a beautiful story.
Although you must be delighted beyond imagination you must also be in shock. Is this your first. It's amazing to think you've been carrying around your little miracle for 9 months and not knowing anything about it. Congratulations. What have you named her and what did she weigh. xx

tvstand Sat 17-Aug-13 11:41:25

Love this thread, congratulations, have some cake

internationallove985 Sat 17-Aug-13 11:42:11

Oh I've just saw you called her Ella. It's a pretty name. xx

MissMarplesBloomers Sat 17-Aug-13 11:56:06

Oh fucking amazing !!!

Congratulations to you all what do the DC's think! grin

MNHQ Please move this to classics!!

Portofino Sat 17-Aug-13 12:02:52

Bloody hell! How fantastic! Congratulations flowers

MrsHende Sat 17-Aug-13 12:07:12


Bloody hell! Congratulations! Well my similar symptoms is definitely NOT a baby! she says slightly worriedly

ZingWantsCake Sat 17-Aug-13 12:09:57

to move this into Classics you need to report thread and nominate thread for classics.

I did that last night!
in fact I said there should be a "Mumsnet Epic" created just for this thread! wink

DanceLikeJohnTravoltaNow Sat 17-Aug-13 12:10:40

Bloody lovely, congratulations!

DiaryOfAWimpyMum Sat 17-Aug-13 12:18:05

Congratulations on the birth of baby Ella flowers and bloody well done!!

QuizteamBleakley Sat 17-Aug-13 12:39:01

Bloody hell, CONGRATULATIONS! You win Mumsnet. Best TMI, ever. grin Lovely name.

NotSoWitty Sat 17-Aug-13 12:43:12

fantastic update! Congrats on baby Ella! grin

FannyFifer Sat 17-Aug-13 12:45:18

Are you sure now Bunty?? wink

nobeer Sat 17-Aug-13 12:48:55

Lovely update! I was going to suggest trapped wind! Congratulations flowers

SkiSchoolRun Sat 17-Aug-13 12:50:49

Wow! I thought your update was going to be followed by one saying you'd done a big poo or something! slightly worried about Mirena and my increasing sore boobs/headaches


My best friend is an a&e consultant. She says she gets one of these every so often (more than you'd think!) but often vv young women.

moreyear Sat 17-Aug-13 12:58:11

Many congratulations on your beautiful baby. What an amazing, fantastic tale - this is the best update ever.

I agree Zing.

CheekyVimto Sat 17-Aug-13 13:11:01

Oh my lord - i'm just sobbing grin

Congratulations to all involved - and Welcome to the world baby Ella flowers

Chibbs Sat 17-Aug-13 13:15:21


I almost gave up reading this thread when you said the pains has lessend! glad i didnt!

ChasedByBees Sat 17-Aug-13 13:18:06

Oh how lovely! My DH and I just read this laughing and smiling, congratulations! I think I may have something in my eye...

Sarahplane Sat 17-Aug-13 13:40:07

Oh wow, congratulations on your lovely surprise. Welcome to the world baby Ella.

BIWI Sat 17-Aug-13 14:07:56

My goodness, what a shock lovely surprise!

Congratulations flowers

Toohottohandle Sat 17-Aug-13 14:45:10

grin wow

Congratulations smile Just amazing! smile flowers

LST Sat 17-Aug-13 15:02:01

Huge congratulations op. Wow grin

thanks thanks

usuallyright Sat 17-Aug-13 15:12:55

I didn't discover I was pregnant with dd3 until I was 17 weeks pg, and I thought that was late!

YoniBottsBumgina Sat 17-Aug-13 15:46:16

OP may not want this in classics since she has revealed the name, just a thought.

Congratulations smile

PutOnAHappyFace Sat 17-Aug-13 15:54:49

Wow congratulations. smile

I have pains trapped wind sometimes and I say to DP im in labour, I'm going to make him take me seriously from now on grin

KOTK Sat 17-Aug-13 16:01:06

Bloody hell. Congratulations!! smile

sussexmum38 Sat 17-Aug-13 16:03:05

Read the thread when you first posted. Never expected this ending. Congratulations to you all.

fuzzpig Sat 17-Aug-13 16:12:44

Only just seen this thread but it has brought a massive grin to my face. How wonderful! Congratulations and welcome to the world Ella - the best surprise anyone could get!

shiningcadence Sat 17-Aug-13 16:18:01

Wow. Massive congratulations flowers

MissMarplesBloomers Sat 17-Aug-13 16:27:40

YoniBotts good point......sorry OP!

fflonkl Sat 17-Aug-13 16:30:46

How wonderful!!! Congratulations OP and how clever of little Ella to hide herself all this time!!! smile

ZingWantsCake Sat 17-Aug-13 16:35:37

yonibotss true, I didn't think of that either.

but if it shouldn't be moved for that (or other reasons) HQ won't move it anyway, so no harm done.grin

TwentyTinyToes Sat 17-Aug-13 16:41:25

Congratulations! Can't begin to imagine what a wonderfully shocking surprise it must have been to welcome baby Ella. X

quoteunquote Sat 17-Aug-13 16:46:30

Congratulations, what a lovely surprise.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Sat 17-Aug-13 16:50:01

Oh wow! Congratulations to you both on the birth of your daughter.

JesusInTheCabbageVan Sat 17-Aug-13 16:56:46

You should have named her Theresa Marie Isabelle wink

HeeBeeGeebies Sat 17-Aug-13 17:00:17

Wow, congratulations op! What do your other dc think?

Patchouli Sat 17-Aug-13 17:01:04


Congratulations! flowers

Pandsbear Sat 17-Aug-13 17:02:39

Oh wow how fantastic! I saw this the other day but didn't imagine the outcome. Congratulations!

MrsFTHC Sat 17-Aug-13 17:04:28

Congratulations! What a surprise! Feeling quite emotional now (not pregnant here, just that time of the month!)

PenguinBear Sat 17-Aug-13 17:05:01

This is a fantastic update grin

YoureAllABunchOfBastards Sat 17-Aug-13 17:07:45

Bloody hell! Congratulations!

Ezza1 Sat 17-Aug-13 17:10:20

Aww, how lovely thanks

I've been avoiding this thread as its a tmi thread - I don't do tmi threads as a rule <squeamish> grin So glad I clicked on it now!

If I could have symptomless pregnancies I'd have a dozen children grin

MinionDave Sat 17-Aug-13 17:14:05

That's amazing congratulations grin

I know somebody this happened too, she had no idea. First sign was when she got sent home from work for having severe backache - she face birth 8 hours later!

FobblyWoof Sat 17-Aug-13 19:18:19

Wow, huge congratulations grin thanks

WafflyVersatile Sat 17-Aug-13 19:27:49

Congratulations! grin

BoffinMum Sat 17-Aug-13 23:39:32

Congratulations! How great to have a baby without any of the Angst of pg!

BTW my half DSis was born exactly this way - her mum had absolutely no idea at all she was on the way until she was practically giving birth. It can happen.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sat 17-Aug-13 23:46:22

Bloody Hell! grin
Ive just found this. I read your first post and thought 'LABOUR'! Then your next and changed my mind. Got to the bottom and WAHEY! grin

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sat 17-Aug-13 23:47:07

P.S. Im PG after MC. I would swap places with you in a heartbeat!! confused

WrongendoftheSTIX Sun 18-Aug-13 00:16:18

Wow! Congrats OP

This has terrified me slightly though...

Nagoo Sun 18-Aug-13 00:23:57


congratulations OP smile


MissElodie Sun 18-Aug-13 00:39:12

oh my goodness - only just seen this thread. My tummy lurched when I saw the update! wow massive congratulations!! Can't believe how you must be feeling grin

Lovely name - I am biased!

Hope you and baby Ella are doing well flowers

Wow congratulations!!

I know you said you had a BFN a few weeks ago...I'm pretty sure that the HCG pregnancy hormone is only detectable during the first trimester or something, so that would it explain it!

What a shock for you though, hope you're all doing ok!!

Holy cow! Major congratulations flowers I had my dd2 last Friday - newborn babies are amazing enjoy your surprise squishy grin

Boosterseat Sun 18-Aug-13 01:10:00

Wow amazing grin congratulations.

Welcome to the world baby Ella x

NatashaBee Sun 18-Aug-13 01:53:25

shock Wow, what a shock. Congratulations! thanks

IneedAyoniNickname Sun 18-Aug-13 03:18:27

I've been avoiding this thread, just in case it was gross. I'm so bloody glad I read it (after it being linked on the other thread), although it made me cry :grin

Congratulations flowers

thanks thanks thanks wonderful news!

dottypyjamas Sun 18-Aug-13 06:32:28

Oh wow congratulations! Hope you're enjoying new born snuggles!

HunterWellies Sun 18-Aug-13 07:38:44

shock No way! You had tummy cramps during a dinner party and it was a baby!!!

My dinner parties are so fucking boring...

Congratulations! Hope this goes into Classics, will nominate. Unbelievable that just a few days ago you were wishing for another dc too... Have you been polishing any lamps? smile

PrincessKildare Sun 18-Aug-13 07:47:40

Fantastic! Congratulations and Welcome Baby Ella.

SoulTrain Sun 18-Aug-13 08:50:58

Oh this is so lovely!

Although I've been having feelings like baby movements that I've been putting down to wind recently....confused

Enjoy your Miss Ella! Xx

mrspolkadotty Sun 18-Aug-13 09:38:41

Crying into my bacon butty now, how lovely!

Congratulations to you and yours - enjoy! xx

GW297 Sun 18-Aug-13 19:35:26

Wow, congratulations! Beautiful name.

Dontlookbehindyou Mon 19-Aug-13 07:14:33

Aww, your "trapped wind" is in classics lol

youarewinning Mon 19-Aug-13 07:24:35

Awwwwwwwwwwww Congratulations thanks

I came as saw a TMI in classics and thought there's bound to be loads of discusting humour - but there's a baby. grin

glastocat Mon 19-Aug-13 07:39:03

Wow! Congratulations! But how could you not know? I can just about get my head around this happening to someone who hadn't experienced pregnancy, but how could you not know there was a baby in there! Love the name you've picked.

Rooners Mon 19-Aug-13 08:23:09

Hope the OP is ok...where has she gone?

Figgygal Mon 19-Aug-13 08:53:27

I saw this days ago but didn't read it for fear of grimness noticed it in classics and glad I've read it now

grin and thanks in equal measure

DuchessFanny Mon 19-Aug-13 10:06:00

Congratulations !!! This happened to a work mate of mine, she didn't show at all and still had her periods. She had a healthy baby girl too.
Love little ones name, really pretty.

LongTailedTit Mon 19-Aug-13 10:15:34

Rooners Um, I think she may be a bit too preoccupied with her surprise newborn to keep us all updated!? grin
I'm sure she'll be back eventually!

ILivebytheRiver Mon 19-Aug-13 11:56:46

Yes it would be lovely to see a photo! I imagine it's still sinking in - I wonder what her DP thinks about it all - to be dreaming about it one minute and then for it to actually happen? Unbelievable!

UriGeller Mon 19-Aug-13 12:13:40

Flippin eck! How utterly fantastic! cake flowers

Congratulations to you on having the easiest pregnancy ever and producing a healthy baby girl!

If you are in need of any baby stuff, pm me. My dd is 6 months now so I'm going through all the vast amounts of accumulated baby stuff she doesn't need anymore. smile

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

EMS23 Mon 19-Aug-13 12:45:42

Congrats OP, amazing outcome! I started reading because I was having similar pains myself and DH joked I was acting like when I was in labour! Glad to say mine were just a good old fashioned tummy bug.

Obviously many congrats but just in case you're not feeling 100% on top of the world about it, make sure you have someone you can confide in and talk to about it all.
If it were me, I would find it very hard to cope with and I'm sure your loved ones would understand if you need some support.

ILivebytheRiver Mon 19-Aug-13 15:06:11

Wise words EMS23!

SantanaLopez Mon 19-Aug-13 15:33:05


flowers cake


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Samu2 Wed 21-Aug-13 22:25:57

Wow! I just find it so shocking that you didn't feel movements. No feet stuck in ribs? your stomach never moved around? that is just amazing!

I actually have tears of happiness reading this.

Massive congratulations. I wish I could have heard your families reactions when you told them.

ColinFirthsGirth Wed 21-Aug-13 23:21:13


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