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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?

CareerGirl01 Wed 06-Mar-13 13:26:56

Am envious of you all - am 31 weeks and feeling so sorry for myself it's sad.

milkyjo Wed 06-Mar-13 13:52:31

I am supposed to be resting but ended up doing 3 loads of washing. I painted my toenails and now I ache and toenails are a mess. I have got some nice relaxing lavender burning to chill me out but I feel a little bit queazy now as I don't usually have fragrance in the house, just a little waft of polish to make it smell like I've cleaned usually. I picked up an oil burner from Sainsbury's for £1.75 so I had to try it out!

Szeli Wed 06-Mar-13 14:21:54

SayCool; any and all plumber jokes welcomed! thankfully they've finished now so once everything's dry I can stop stinking and give the sciatica/spd pains some relief.

OohShiny; get some meat free mince, I've never been able to stomach meat mince (except in pregnancy) then you could do cottage pie(with or without the topping, spag bol, chili or a basic base for all three that you can defrost or add to.
I also do soups and curries in the freezer, all mainly for the OH if I end up in hospital; but if it's anything like when I was kept in over christmas he just won't eat... :/

SayCoolNowSayWhip Wed 06-Mar-13 16:21:09

Dirtymistress shock at meningitis in pregnancy! You poor thing!

DD slept for 3 hours today which was amazing. Fingers crossed no more D&V from her.... Or me! (Unless its labour-related)

Had windy indigestion feeling all day but not even a BH or anything.

Someone come and wave some labour dust!

sundaesundae Wed 06-Mar-13 16:42:41

LOL yes, you have some labour dust so I can go next smile I was awake for 2hrs in the night with some very ouchy cramps. Today I keep getting cramps like you have with food poisoning? Weird. I have had a good preening session and now very very tired, hoping tomorrow will bring more energy!

SayCoolNowSayWhip Wed 06-Mar-13 17:18:18

Fingers crossed sundae! That does sound promising - I had cramps before DD, and I've heard a few labour stories that start like that.....

ZuleikaD Wed 06-Mar-13 18:54:19

Get a good night's sleep, everyone - here's to another day closer to labour!

Szeli Wed 06-Mar-13 19:03:51

Maximum of 24 days to go...! Haha sending contracting thoughts everyones way! xx

SayCoolNowSayWhip Wed 06-Mar-13 19:12:10

Good advice Zuleika. <ignores and carries on bouncing>

24 days sounds so long.... It's practically a whole month! <Bounces harder>

Yes I am actually bouncing while MNing. And they thought I couldn't multi task.....

Dirtymistress Wed 06-Mar-13 19:33:56

I have had horrible period like pain for 24 hours now and still no baby! Am going to have to have sexgrin I advise everyone else to do the same!

SayCoolNowSayWhip Wed 06-Mar-13 20:17:37

Is it terrible that I'm hoping for pain?? grin

Good idea Dirtymistress - synchronised DTDs tonight!

DeathMetalMum Wed 06-Mar-13 20:22:34

Sorry I got a little busy (not labour wise sad ) and forgot to re-check the thread.

I agree 24 days sounds far too long!

With dd I had period pain/back ache on and off for at least a week. They then started getting closer together and stronger in the evenings for at least three days before she arrived. It seems like similar things are happening again. We dtd at the weekend and nothing.

Fingers crossed and lots of labour dust for everybody!

Dirtymistress Wed 06-Mar-13 20:47:05

That is not reassuring deathmetal! I don't want to wait another week. Anyway my plans have gone awry since ds has woken up just as I planned to pounce (perhaps this is not the correct word since I don't think beached whales are capable of such displays of agility) on dp. So now he is upstairs trying to get him back to sleep. Sigh.

SayCoolNowSayWhip Wed 06-Mar-13 21:11:05

Hehehe, I am the epitome of beached whale.... Not sexy. And DH is staying up whereas I am ready for bed!

Deathmetal a week of pains? Nooooo! Lets hope for quicker second labours!

DeathMetalMum Wed 06-Mar-13 22:20:01

Yy to beached whale. Don't think my hips would be capable of a pounce either! It takes me around 30 minutes at least to roll over in bed as I have to do it in stages.

I think that just may be the way labour starts off with me. Hopefully not the same for you all. Yesterday and today I timed some 'crampings' (I'm pretty sure they are contractions) at 7 minutes apart. Then nothing for a good few hours.

sundaesundae Wed 06-Mar-13 22:38:16

Deathmetal, I think I am going to start off that way, I am having regular painful tightenings this evening, but they only last about 10 seconds and aren't that painful. I think this could go on for weeks yet!! Sick of it, every day this week I have had some version of this, this is baby number 1, so they could well be BH's and I am just pathetic! I keep needing to poo and feeling pressure over my coccyx too, I just want my three peaceful weeks of mat leave smile

SayCoolNowSayWhip Thu 07-Mar-13 07:31:05

How's everyone feeling today? Hope your tightenings turn into something sundae.

I have pain very similar to trapped wind. It probably is, actually, trapped wind!

Radiator1234 Thu 07-Mar-13 07:43:05

I am now 40+3 and still pregnant despite sweep (Monday), reflexology and acupuncture (Tuesday), sex, pineapple, curry, long walks, birth ball, yoga, raspberry leaf tea the most mingling drink in the world etc. I am still not in labour. Been having cramps for a few days but nothing regular or painful enough to be labour. Boooo. 2nd child. Was 40+6 with DD 1. Oh yes and I am averaging 5 "any baby yet?" texts a day. So that's nice.

OohShiny Thu 07-Mar-13 07:51:51

Radiator you make me sad, I was hoping at least some of the old wives tales might work!

39 weeks today!

Spent an hour on my ball last night and been taking my raspberry leaf tablets (too wussy to try the tea, the tablets are bad enough!) booked in for a sweep day after my due date if nothing happens by then but fingers crossed it will.

Getting random back/tummy ache but nothing significant.

Dirtymistress Thu 07-Mar-13 08:46:21

Poor you radiator. I am sick of the 'still pregnant then?' comments too. No freakin baby here, despite the attempts to shag him out last nightgrin at least dp is off today so I can have a break from toddler wrangling.

christilass Thu 07-Mar-13 09:05:34

I'm 40+4 Today 1st baby .
having a sweep at 10 am this morning .
have to say I'm still feeling great .

sundaesundae Thu 07-Mar-13 09:11:22

Nothing doing here, just sore from last night. Feeling very fed up that every night I have all these pains and then nothing. I am the preggo that cries wolf!

Radiator1234 Thu 07-Mar-13 09:24:48

I like that good positive mental attitude christilas!! Today I am going to sack off all the long walks/ birth ball bouncing and lie on the sofa all day and watch movies once I've packed DD off to nursery!

Szeli Thu 07-Mar-13 11:08:19

Up all night with cramps and shooting pains across belly this morning plus constant back ache and I believe the nesting may have started.... but I'm past getting my hopes up now with this 'little boy who cried labour' situation.

Hope someone pushes a baby out today! xx

SayCoolNowSayWhip Thu 07-Mar-13 11:15:58

Szeli that sounds promising! Get bouncing / walking to shift things along!

not jealous at all grin

And of course, as your top priority, keep us all informed!

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