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overdue...cheer me up or keep me company?

(39 Posts)
orangeshortbread Fri 04-Jan-13 16:31:23

Only two days overdue (with first) but finding it hard to keep my sanity. Had twinges on and off but nothing significant. Who else is overdue and how are you keeping occupied?

I'm 39+5 so technically not overdue. But this is my 2nd and I had my 1st baby at 37+5 so I've been feeling overdue for a couple of weeks now!

Everyone,including myself and my midwife, thought I would have this baby early too so I've been getting the daily texts from everyone asking if any signs yet for a while!
I have had no signs at all of anything happening anytime soon. No braxton hicks, no show, no cramps or back ache ANYTHING!! I really don't like this feeling of wondering if today is going to be the day. Starting to go a bit mad!

orangeshortbread Fri 04-Jan-13 18:37:57

Hope its soon for your BabyBellasMumma. I'm having loads of BH and some cramping on and off but for the last week or so I've been waiting for it to turn into something. Hard to think about anything else!

SilverLake Fri 04-Jan-13 18:47:37

Come and join us on the antenal club thread for those who were due in December and are still waiting for our babies.....we feel your pain!

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/antenatal_clubs/1646068-December-2012-Last-but-not-least

Ok so (congratulations too, how exciting!)
Crucial last bits of building going on with bubs
The twinges are all good, bits of practicing going on there..
You still have time for the last bits of getting ready/peace and quiet
You can AVOID all those blathering idiots who say irritating shit like 'aren't you big' and don't you think you should have had it by now'? Grrrrr stay indoors and rub everything you can reach with cocoa butter

smile thanks

Thanks orange. Hopefully your cramps will turn into something very soon! Have you tried anything to bring on labour? I've tried a few of the old wives tales, like pineapple and very spicy food, but honestly don't think anything works. Like everyone keeps telling me, baby will come when it's ready!
I have my 3yo dd to keep me occupied all day which is quite a good distraction. Honestly think I would be constantly clock watching and counting down the hours otherwise!
Have you been offered a sweep or anything? X

treenbean Fri 04-Jan-13 22:02:31

im 41weeks+1 and i am so fed up of waiting,ive tried walking,bath,raspberry tea,sex,pineapple,accupressure and nothing has worked..i keep thinking my waters have broke,ive no idea,i just feel leaky all the time and when i bend down theres like a gurgling in the top of my belly...confused i have a 2 and a half year old and i still cant keep occupied..ive had backache,bad braxton hicks,period like cramping and all the stuff thats "signs of labour" yet theyre all like over a week ago.i also had a sweep..im beginning to think im incapable of going into labour myself and will be pregnant forever....so your not alone sad

Any of you ladies had your babies yet? I'm due today and still no signs....

orangeshortbread Sun 06-Jan-13 12:14:12

Still waiting, am 40+4 today. Tried curry, pineapple, walking, raspberry leaf tea to no avail. Still feeling loads of BH, some cramps and twinges but nothing more. Lots of pressure in hips and pelvis is making me pretty uncomfortable now. Waiting is harder than I thought it would be!

I know it's annoying when people say it but I honestly believe babies come when they are ready. Trying to wait patiently is hard though isn't it!? Fingers crossed it won't be too much longer for you.
I actually had quite a few braxton hicks last night and hoped it was going to start things off but no! It was after I had been at a noisy surprise party for a couple of hours and baby was moving around LOADS for an hour or so after we got home smile

AgathaTrunchbull Sun 06-Jan-13 15:01:31

40 + 1, so not complaining yet, although the last two weeks have passed very slowly! Period pains have been ramping up, but nothing else to report. My midwife was saying that pineapple only works when taken earlier than this, so not going to bother there. Can't walk all that much, because my pelvis is quite painful, so just hoping nature takes its course!

CCBirthskills Sun 06-Jan-13 18:29:05

Sounds like it's time to book cinema tickets for tomorrow or day after - could be a night out to take your mind off things or you'll be in labour & you won;t care that you bought the tickets .....

treenbean Sun 06-Jan-13 21:37:22

still sitting...10days overdue..child is way too comfy in their..

KMR281 Mon 07-Jan-13 10:14:25

hello, I'm 9 days overdue, and fed-up. my two boys went back to school today, should have had the baby a week already by now! Induction booked for this thursdsay if nothing gets going naturally. Midwife appt on Tuesday, so if baby's head finally engaged (wsn't last week) then she will offer me a sweep. Think may have lost mucous plug (yak) today, but nothing further as yet. Feel sort of pinned to house, as don't want to go too far incase go into labour! DH back at work. Not sure why baby late - my other two were roughly on time. getting a bit paranoid that something might be wrong, and wish baby would come along now!

orangeshortbread Mon 07-Jan-13 20:10:19

Hope the sweep works KMR. I have midwife appt on Friday (40 + 9) and hoping she will offer a sweep then. I know what you mean about being pinned to the house - I'm reluctant to go out with DH chaperoning me now.

KMR281 Wed 09-Jan-13 10:54:42

well, baby was4/5 engage d apparently, and I was 3cm dilated on Tuesday, midwife gave me a sweep (which wasn't too bad at all, no worse than a smear). Got home, started having mild contractions - but nothing more. Went to bed, slept through, and nothing today, except lost more plug (gross) and a few gentle contractions. Midwife was certain I wouldn't need to be induced!This is rubbish really! So, I guess that I'm looking at induction tomorrow, rather than baby today. I was so excited when thought baby was finally coming!Went for a wee walk this morning, just about 15 mins, and got quite a bit of downward pressure, but no contractions. Sigh. Good luck to all you other overdue mummys!

ComfortablyCurvy Wed 09-Jan-13 11:02:02

Enjoy it!
Make the most of the peace and the tidiness and the fact you can just 'nip' out if you want.

Will be a very different story soon! Good luck!

Good luck KMR! Lets hope baby makes an appearance tonight! If not then at least you know baby should be here tomorrow or the next day smile how exciting!! Please keep us updated I will be thinking of you
I'm now 40+3 and still no real signs at all. Midwife will do a sweep on Monday if nothing by then. It seems so far away though, can't imagine still being pregnant then, I want my baby now! X

orangeshortbread Wed 09-Jan-13 11:48:49

Oh I really hope baby comes today KMR. I lost my mucus plug yesterday and my waters have been leaking I think - had a trickle yesterday and then woke up twice to soaked undies in the night but not seems to have stopped. Still waiting for contractions although I have been having more period-type cramps, not regular or too strong though.
I was never prepared for how infuriated this last stage might be. Im 40+7 today, seeing mw for sweep on Friday but I think I'll call labour ward later for reassurance about my waters.

KMR281 Wed 09-Jan-13 14:31:01

ooo orangeshortbread- sounds like you are 'on the way'! Bellasmum - hope things get moving for you soon. I guess we'll all have our wee babies before weknow it! DS1 and DS2 keep asking me if the baby is coming today (for about 2 weeks they've been asking!), so tomorrow I guess I can say yes! Fingers crossed for all of us.

Hope we have some babies before the weekend! Thinking of you all.
Still no signs of anything here.....

orangeshortbread Fri 11-Jan-13 09:37:09

KMR were you induced in the end? I went in for a check up yesterday and they couldn't decide whether it was my waters or not as the leaking seems to have stopped so they have no way of testing. THey said it was like to be heavy discharge associated with show or loss of plug that happened a couple of days before. So...I'm still waiting. Seeing midwife later and hopefully she will offer a sweep.

Hopefully KMR is busy having snuggles with a lovely newborn baby! smile
How are you today orange? Did midwife offer you a sweep? I'm booked in for a sweep on Friday and dreading it for some reason!

octanegirl Fri 11-Jan-13 16:36:49

40+2 now. Also bored and want baby to come out so I can get on with life part 2: I feel like I'm in limbo right now.
I've had NO twinges or ANYTHING!
Had a sweep yesterday, another tomorrow, another on Monday...

KMR281 Fri 11-Jan-13 19:38:30

hello! Baby arrived on Jan 10th (just, it was 1min past midnight), and came home yesterday lunchtime. Baby William was 7lb 5oz, and is doing well. All managed (ha ha) with just gas and air, and a bloody good midwife. If it helps, what seems to have got things going was a dominos pizza and watching that Star Gazing programme ;-)
Good luck to all you other overdue ladies - it will all be worth it in the end xx

Congratulations KMR! thanksHow lovely!

Hi octane, I know what you mean about being in limbo! I'm 40+5, booked to have a sweep on Monday and I also have had no signs at all. I'm really nervous about the sweep (not sure why as its my 2nd baby but never had to have one with my 1st) really hoping labour starts this weekend so I don't have to have it!

treenbean Fri 11-Jan-13 23:08:44

had baby Caitlyn 8th Jan 12:10pm smile 40weeks+12days

Congratulations treenbeen! smile thanks

I'm 40+6 now and still trying to wait patently.....

NPS15 Sun 13-Jan-13 01:02:53

hello babybellasmumma even i am 40+5 waiting patiently have tried spicy food,walking,pineapple guess baby wana stay inside for some more time... me impatient want the baby sooner cant wait any longer.. hope we have our little ones in our hands..

Hello and welcome NPS! All this waiting for baby is frustrating isn't it!?! Hopefully not too much longer for us all!

I'm 40+7 now and feel like I'm going to be pregnant forever! Starting to get rather fed up, don't want to leave the house, see people or even reply to the 2000 texts I get a day asking if any signs yet. Having my 1st sweep tomorrow so hoping that will start things off.

How is everyone else? Any new babies yet? (Just realised I too have turned into the annoying people that ask if any signs yet lol)

NPS15 Mon 14-Jan-13 13:22:17

Hello babybellasmumma how did ur appointment with mw go.... I hope u give us good news soon.I am still in the waiting stage getting iimpatient and also wondering is baby fine. 18 jan have appointment for inducing any body any idea how will induction be any past experience plz help thanks and goodluck

AgathaTrunchbull Mon 14-Jan-13 14:03:28

Still waiting here! 41 + 2 and due to be induced on Thursday. Could potentially go in for a second sweep tomorrow, but doubting whether it's worth the effort or not at this stage. The first one may eventually have got the mucus plug to shift (or that could have been the clary sage bath! Or the mega amount of walking...), but wasn't as effective as I'd hoped. Planning to read up on being induced today in the hope that the sod's law principle will kick in...

Well the midwife managed to do a sweep and it wasn't actually as bad as I thought it would be! I'm just worrying now as I've had quite a bit of blood since she left half an hour ago. Anyone know if this is normal?

NPS15 Tue 15-Jan-13 12:34:59

looks like we gona have our babies soon.. what a relief it could be.. just getting nervous and excited..
babybellasmum hope you are doing ok.. take care..

Baby Archie was born this morning at 6.02am weighing an impressive 9lb 14oz!
My sweep didn't work but the bleeding I had afterwards turned out not to be normal. Was taken to hospital in an ambulance at 10pm last night and was induced.
All doing well now smile fingers crossed for all the ladies still waiting, hoping its not too much longer for you!

NPS15 Tue 15-Jan-13 16:48:59

Congrats on ur new bundle of joy glad u and baby are safe. So were u induced by iv or gel ..bcoz I will be getting induced on 18 sorry to bother u when u need rest thanks

Thank you smile
1st they broke my waters to see if that started the labour but it didn't so they gave me the gel which started the labour but after a while the contractions started getting weaker. So ended up on the drip. As soon as they put the drip in the contractions started getting really strong and it all happened so quick!

NPS15 Wed 23-Jan-13 10:42:06

Thank You BabyBellasmumma in sharing and for being a companion during those long waiting times... glad to let u know had a wee boy on 18 jan .. just feels so relived to see the little one safe..

Ah congratulations NPS! Lovely news smile hope you are doing well x

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