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Anyone else 37/38 weeks pg?

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DeathMetalMum Sun 03-Mar-13 14:05:14

I'm 38 weeks today. Just wondering if anyone else is around the same point. Starting to feel a little fed up and I could still be waiting 4 weeks for baby to arrive. I don't have any real symptoms of impending labour at the moment. I am getting quite painfull tightenings with some back ache but saw the mw on friday who said head isn't engaged yet so not expecting much soon. How is everyone else dping?

sundaesundae Sun 03-Mar-13 14:12:53

I'm 37+1 and start maternity leave on Monday, I was fed up, but now I want three weeks of babyfree time to do stuff! I can't walk far, bubba is 3/5ths+ engaged and I have had period pains for the last two weeks.

Everyone thinks baby is imminent, I think I have 5 weeks to go smile

Oodsigma Sun 03-Mar-13 14:14:13

38 tomorrow but having a section this week. Am bored and in lots of pain and very grumpy. Had enough weeks ago now.

Szeli Sun 03-Mar-13 15:18:24

Was 38 weeks on Saturday. I hate it, I'm not even excited anymore, can't stop crying sad

Seeing midwife tomorrow but I think she'll tell me Il have to wait another 4 weeks, the thought terrifies me! Between the sciatica, spd and pre natal depression I wish I was still at work! xx

mssunshine Sun 03-Mar-13 15:20:23

I'm 38+1 today, baby is not engaged yet and no other symptoms either just lots of braxton hicks.
Not long to go now ladies!

TwitchyTail Sun 03-Mar-13 15:26:29

I would have been 37+2 today but had my baby last week - complete surprise. We were both working on the better out than in principle grin

Seriously, the end is in sight for all of you, and it's definitely worth it! Make sure your hospital bags are packed and ready is all I can say - babies really can come any time...

AdmiralData Sun 03-Mar-13 15:41:58

37 + 3 and due for a c-section on the 11th. Also fed up and huge >:] I've had period pain for about a week now so that's been fun as I did think I was going into labour hehe. We will all get there in the end!

38+5 smile and very very fed up.

Was foolishly expecting baby to have made an appearance by now.

tamster83 Sun 03-Mar-13 15:55:21

38+3 and totally fed up with no signs what so ever (but then I never have had any befor) this is my 4th always go over and have to be induced . luckily with this 1 being massive already km being induced on my due date :-) dont know why im smileing im petrified. ..

NutBiscuit Sun 03-Mar-13 15:58:02

37+3 here, totally fed up, SPD and carpal tunnel syndrome keeping me awake all night. Still, just started mat leave so at least I don't have the daily commute to deal with. Hoping this baby decides to make an early appearance, not sure I can cope with 5 more weeks of this!

DeathMetalMum Sun 03-Mar-13 16:22:20

Glad to know there are others like me just waiting! I have spd and also a toddler (sahm) so I just feel terrible about the lack of things I can do with her now the weather is nicer. I can just about handle the walk to a couple of toddler groups they are saving my sanity.

envy @ Twitchy but Congratulations also! Hopefully at least one of us can also be early.

FurryFox Sun 03-Mar-13 16:37:16

39+2 here and absolutely no sign of baby arriving anytime soon, still hoping though hmm.

ZuleikaD Sun 03-Mar-13 17:03:12

37+3 too, and fed up to here with the whole enterprise! Got two DCs of three-and-under already so am exhausted haring round after them, and have had a really long-drawn-out cold too which has left me with a hacking cough. Am envy of those who aren't engaged yet - this bub has had his head in my pelvis for the last six weeks and the pressure down there is so wearing.

The only bright spot is that I've started maternity leave now, so at least tomorrow will be fractionally less exhausting!

SayCoolNowSayWhip Sun 03-Mar-13 17:52:46

37+2 here. Had preterm labour at 32 weeks which was stopped but now on tenterhooks and leaping at every niggle. Little bugger darling will probably stay in till 42 now.

Not helped by massive exhaustion and a hyperactive 2 year old!

Zuleikha, how are you coping with 2 under-threes? You must be knackered, poor thing.

This period is the worst time - the waiting and the not-knowing.

Good luck all!

christilass Sun 03-Mar-13 18:48:31

I'm 40 weeks tomorrow , no signs at all as yet .

Radiator1234 Sun 03-Mar-13 18:53:27

Due date tomorrow. Fed up now.

SayCoolNowSayWhip Mon 04-Mar-13 08:26:22

I keep getting back pains and crampy feelings in the evenings / night time. Had a couple of contractions last night and got very excited.....

And this morning? Nothing. It's so frustrating!

sundaesundae Mon 04-Mar-13 08:28:29

Whip, I am the same. Had a ridiculously bad night, am exhausted and want baby out NOW.

SayCoolNowSayWhip Mon 04-Mar-13 08:41:32

Why can't it just be straight forward?

I was 10 days late with DD so I guess I should have prepared myself for being late again, but I didn't have all these pre-symptoms before.

Grrrr. I think we're bang on the same dates, aren't we sundae? Hope it happens soon for us!

sundaesundae Mon 04-Mar-13 08:42:41

You're a very important day in front!

SayCoolNowSayWhip Mon 04-Mar-13 09:01:43

Well if anything starts happening for me, hopefully it'll happen for you the next day! Because that's obviously how it works.... wink

Beatrixpotty Mon 04-Mar-13 09:26:31

38+1 now, section next Monday, got 3&2 year old as well and feeling that I should be making the most of the last few days with them on their own before I'm hands-off, can't lift and breast feeding but everything is so tiring!

milkyjo Mon 04-Mar-13 13:55:31

38+3 and getting too preoccupied with watching for signs. DS was born 39+2 and I went in to labour at 2am so maybe the same this time?! I had no inkling that it would be happening that night though. Been into town and been lifting DS in and out of pushchair/highchair/car a few times and walking fast so BH are a bit more painful today. Is it wrong that I look forward to DS's nursery days! Only just got my TENS machine today and have MW appointment tomorrow so hopefully she can tell me whether baby is engaged.

chocchoc30 Mon 04-Mar-13 14:06:13

38 weeks tomorrow and fed up sad

Charrin10 Mon 04-Mar-13 14:07:36

Hi, I'm 38 weeks today with my first and I've had enough! I believe I have been lucky throughout my pregnancy, minimal morning sickness, no other real problems (apart from my teeth, I can't believe how much hormones can effect my so called healthy teeth! ) however over the last week I cannot believe how moody and irritable I've become! I think my hubby actually looks forward to going to work to get away from me!! I'm fed up, I sit and watch tv when I could be doing cleaning and stuff it i just can't be bothered! And whilst I am worried / nervous about labour, I would love for it to be this week! No twinges yet though although my MW said baby's head is engaged!

Good luck and fingers crossed for all the other pregnant ladies here xx

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