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is this baby ever coming out?!

(13 Posts)
ch1a Fri 13-Jun-14 07:57:24

41 weeks today. Officially sick and fed up of being pregnant, struggling to roll over in bed and sleep, pgp and spd, just generally being enormous. I just want to get on with the baby bit now, I've had enough of this bit.

It's never going to end is it?! Ds2 will be at university and I will have to attend with him because he will still be in my womb at age 18.

DuckeyP Fri 13-Jun-14 17:28:54

I'm sorry you're feeling crappy, but this did make me giggle a bit smile

I'm 38 weeks and already feeling very similar. It's my first too so I just can't imagine him coming out! The thought of him never coming out has crossed my mind >.<

The thing that is enraging me is the turning over in bed, it's getting very nearly impossible to do because of the pain. And when I try to stretch out my legs because of the aching, sharp pains run right down from my hips until i sit up and relieve it.

Well and truly ready to get this show on the road, I hope your little one comes soon for you too!! xx

ch1a Fri 13-Jun-14 17:33:41

Yes - the turning over in bed is so annoying. And my normally wonderful memory foam mattress and pillows is just hideously hot and irritating.

I hope you are a 38 weeker...I don't wish 41 on anyone. It's psychologically as much as physically I think. Like I'm angry about it because it seems so unjust. Although looking back I was just as irritable at 38 weeks!

Good luck too. Fingers crossed but legs definitely not crossed!

Waitinggame8 Fri 13-Jun-14 21:57:33

40+2 here and I know how you feel.
To be honest I've been really lucky throughout the whole pregnancy but now just feel like a giant lump who can't even sit comfortably without heavy breathing and needing to pee!

Friends are also really supportive with comments like, 'oh I went 11 days over, you just need to be patient' or 'don't worry it will be all over in 2weeks'. Not really what you want to hear even though I know they are right and not trying to be mean.

So over being pregnant, just want junior here now so I can share the load (literally) with my husband.
We will get there eventually, let's just hope sooner rather than later.

MrsCharlieD Fri 13-Jun-14 22:27:03

I'm 41 weeks tomorrow and also seriously fed up. Turning over in bed is painful and difficult. Every twinge gets me thinking something is happening but so far to no avail. I just want to meet my baby now. Got a second sweep on Monday and then being induced on Wednesday if he hasn't come by then. Fingers crossed we all get going soon x

Eminybob Fri 13-Jun-14 22:30:53

Oh no, I'm only 34 weeks and already feeling a bit like you lot. You are doing well!
Good luck, I'm sure your little ones will be here soon smilethanks

ExCinnamon Fri 13-Jun-14 22:35:10

I feel your pain (or lack of).
DD1 came out at 42 weeks, DD2 at 41+4.

Only DS came out on due date, because he was kicked out.

ElizaB3 Fri 13-Jun-14 23:37:12

40+4; feel ok physically, it's the mental mind games I wasn't prepared for by this stage. Such a weird limbo land. But it won't go on forever - so I'm reliably informed! Hang in there

ch1a Sat 14-Jun-14 13:13:58

Eliza people tell me that what you say is true - that there is a definite end. But I'm struggling to believe it!

I hope we all can finish this off soon. Please update with progress so I don't lose hope!

Really didn't want to be induced. Was last time and felt like fighting against nature. Took a long time and I didn't cope well. I wanted a different story this time and despite avoiding pre eclampsia (Horray) it might have the same ending regardless. Feels so unfair. Why won't my body cooperate with this process?

EATmum Sat 14-Jun-14 13:23:27

Good luck to you all. I remember with my DD1 that I was ready to do my own caesarian by the time I was induced (a good experience btw, though I'd been led to believe it would be awful). She was clearly just lazy and having far too nice a time inside. DD2 was only a week late, and DD3 was actually a day early.
But nothing was ever as frustrating as that first time, with the entire world waiting for 'news', casually getting in touch to ask how you're doing, staring at your belly and willing it to get a move on.
Even 13 years later, I remember how consuming that feeling was. It will pass, and soon. But I don't advise doing what I did - spending this period eating chocolate croissants. Took forever to shift after.

magicroundabouts Sat 14-Jun-14 14:04:31

I am in the same boat! 41+2 today sad with DC2. I was over 4 days with DC1 and I thought that was bad enough, but this is a whole new level of stress. I have acupuncture booked for tomorrow and a sweep on Monday. Fingers crossed the wait will be over soon for all of us!

ch1a Sat 14-Jun-14 19:09:23

Thanks EAT...It's so consuming. I might do the croissants and chocolate thing anyway.

Magic - my sweep is also on Monday - snap!which day do they want to induce you if necessary? How do you feel about it? I'm reading loads of studies and just dont know what I think is best. Really confused today. I don't necessarily see induction as an awful thing - I know plenty of people who have had very good uneventful ones but my last one was awful. Was that just the way my body reacts to induction? Was that just the way that particular pregnancy reacted to induction? I'm so confused!

EATmum Sat 14-Jun-14 19:39:18

Fair to say ch1a that my research is based on my one induction, but all three births were really different and impossible to predict. I remain convinced (see earlier note re research sample) that my epidural made the whole thing OK when I was induced. Not just for the pain (which was clearly the main draw), but also because it allowed me to rest/recharge a bit before the pushing stage.
Some months later I was at the hospital and saw the (v young) anaesthetist from my epidural walking past me and I had to physically restrain myself from hugging her.

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