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Anybody else overdue/due soon?

(193 Posts)
whereswalt Tue 19-Feb-13 21:15:15

Hi Everyone

I am 4 days overdue and completely fed up!Can't sleep at night because of painful hips and heartburn from hell, and am just sick of sitting waiting around!Every pain comes with a desperate hope that it will turn into a contraction, even the ear ache I had yesterday was googled to see if this was a sign of labour (desperate times)

Plus on top of that, I can't deal with another message/phone call asking if I have had the baby yet, especially off close family members!What do they expect me to say- 'yes I had him last week, do you not follow me on twitter?'. Do they not think I would of been in contact as soon as I possibly could to tell them the good news!!

Anyway, I am just moaning now!Was just wondering if there are any fellow pregnant ladies due to pop any day now,and fancy a chat to pass time until our little bundles of joy arrive!

leannac Tue 19-Feb-13 21:26:49

I've got a week & a half to go but already feel overdue due to loads of people confidently predicting I would go v early on this pregnancy (based upon baby being Incredibly low & engaged for wks & wks & dd1 arriving on her due date). I'm almost beginning to give up on the idea of having a baby & just accept being pregnant forever, the heartburn is a bitch isn't it? I never had it with dd1 but its awful this time! Plus the back pain, pelvis pain etc etc......but no contractions/show!!

Are you scheduled for induction or waiting still ? I was hoping for home birth (& have had damned massive birthing pool erected in my tiny living room for 2 wks already as preparation) so really hoping this little darling gets a wriggle on!

FergusSingsTheBlues Tue 19-Feb-13 21:32:26

Ive got a week left. Cant sleep (sore hips!) nesting frantically yet.....still havent picked the pram, insane, eh?

whereswalt Tue 19-Feb-13 21:37:58

I was so confident that he would be early, so I never even thought about going overdue!But every day feels like a week, time is dragging!Was meant to have a sweep on my due date but the midwife 'couldn't reach', so I'm due to go back this friday for them to try again!If that doesn't work I am assuming they wll book me in for an induction, but I really want to avoid that because everyone is telling me it hurts so much more, but then again, this is my first baby so I think even if it does hurt more, I have nothing to compare it to!!Plus I really want a water birth and don't think I will be able to have one if I am induced!

Do you know what you are having??Heartburn is the worst,I would happily have gavison administered on a drip if it was available! Ooo home births sound amazing, I considered having one, but my DP was horrified at the idea (MEN!!) and plus we live quite far from the hospital!Really hope you get the birth you want though!Hopefully we will both have our little ones here soon, although I think my DP is more desperate then I am, he is slowly but surely becoming scared in his own home due to my mood swings haha

whereswalt Tue 19-Feb-13 21:41:00

fergus, I have done more washing in the past week then I have done in the past year of my life, just have a constant urge to be washing and drying!We got our pram a while ago because my parents brought it, it got delivered 2 weeks ago, and its still sitting in the box, we took one look at the instructions and decided to leave it until one of us gain our PHD in engineering because that's the only way we are ever going to be able to put it together!

FergusSingsTheBlues Tue 19-Feb-13 21:51:26

Wait, Ive decided to move house! Cleaning carpets, steaming sofas and painting grouting....yet my son ran out of clothes today because i was behind on the ironing. No logic to this! Or to my sudden love of tuuuuuurps. Hmmmmmm.

Has anybody just decided that they have to have another baby? I know i really dont want a third but am obsessed with ut. Must be hormones!

Countmyblessings Tue 19-Feb-13 22:06:21

Whereswalt- depending on the make you can go on you tube and I'm sure someone on there has endured the tortue of putting buggy together and film it to help others have a look!!!

Good luck to you all I'm 37 weeks and wished baby would come tomorrow!!(dc4)

whereswalt Wed 20-Feb-13 10:43:21

Fergus, yes, this is my first but I already talk about 'next time'! Although at 3 in the morning when I'm wide awake heaving because the heartburn is so vile, any thoughts of next time go down the drain!!

Countmyblessings, I will definitely have a look at that today, thank you! From 37 weeks I was ready to have him, babies are fully cooked and ready to be born so I hope your bambino isn't too much longer! Another night if no sleep or twinges for me sad really feel like I'm going to be pregnant for the rest of my life!!! Good luck everyone smile

Yep, 2 days overdue and not surprised. DS1 was 16 days late and induced.

So now I have a 2 year old to run around after while my body decides that the muscles in my bum don't work so walking is painful. That's fun!

Hope we all pop soon.

leannac Wed 20-Feb-13 12:34:31

Isn't it so unfair to be in pain from walking due to aches & shooting pains in bum, belly, pelvis & back & yet somehow just know your baby isn't making an appearance any time soon??

NAR4 Wed 20-Feb-13 12:50:05

6 days overdue today and feeling really upset.

Last week my midwife did a sweep and said my cervix were very favourable and I was 3cm dilated. Today I saw a different midwife (mine is on holiday) who did another sweep and said she didn't know why my midwife had said that, as I was only 1cm and she struggled to even get her finger in (despite her little hands) for the sweep. I burst into tears. This is my fifth child and I already know they will try and break my waters straight away (when they induce me) and then go straight in with the drip. My baby is back to back (like all my others) and my labours don't progress well, hence them wanting to put me straight on the drip. Looks like no water birth (again). Induction booked for next Wednesday. I'm so very disappointed after my stupid midwife getting my hopes up so much. She actually said that she expected me to be in labour by tonight (when she did the sweep last week).

Brisk, long walk this afternoon to try and get things going, despite the agonising SPD. I'm almost willing to cut my own legs off without anethetic, at the moment, just to avoid induction with the drip again.

Chin up everyone, it can't be long for any of us now, if we accept induction.

FergusSingsTheBlues Wed 20-Feb-13 13:02:59

Five back to backs?! Poor you. Im having ELCS this time and hve just found out hes back to back....so grateful for the cs.

leannac Wed 20-Feb-13 13:06:18

Induction....how grim a thought. Trying to focus on the fact that induction usually means nice & quick labour but I really had my hopes on a nice natural water birth this time after a hideous back to back labour last time. I tried the long walk thing yday. Was more of a shuffle than a walk due to the pressure & pain of pelvis & back & inner thighs but persevered. Sadly it did bugger all. If you have more sweeps does it lift your chances of going naturally or is it for some people just not going to happen? Argh. I really want natural home birth to happen any day now not an induction next week!!!!

NAR4 Wed 20-Feb-13 13:36:53

Sorry to point it our leannac but didn't want to leave you under false hope. My labours have not been nice and quick, despite all being inductions. Of course this could be because they were also back to back or I am just plain unlucky. My 4th was 38.5 hours.

Don't know if further sweeps are more effective, but they have got to be worth a go surely?

Wishing you all quick and natural labours.

leannac Wed 20-Feb-13 13:46:14

Noooooo! I can't do another long drawn out agonising back to back labour! I thought the gods of date would be kinder than to inflict that upon a woman more than once but sounds like for you life wasn't that fair. Puts in me quandary of wondering do I really want to hurry up baby & get him out or do I want to keep him in as long as possible to put off the pain?!

You'd think someone would have invented a better way to do this by now !

NAR4 Wed 20-Feb-13 14:39:54

leannac my hospital doesn't induce until 40+14, which I am happy with. I feel it gives me as long as possible to go into labour naturally but also doesn't leave me any longer than I would be happy with. I know the risk of still birth after 40+14 is still very low but it would prey on my mind terribly and be like torture waiting for labour. At least until 40+14 (rightly or wrongly) I feel my baby is safe to stay where it is.

I'm sure you will be luckier than me. My body is just crap at childbirth, hence willing to do a few laps of the village despite my SPD, just on the off chance it actually helps.

FergusSingsTheBlues Wed 20-Feb-13 19:46:00

Nar4, im amazed you havent insisted on a c section! Did you consider it?

AmandaCooper Wed 20-Feb-13 21:35:19

Whereswalt I don't mind so much the constant calls and texts but what's starting to annoy me are the ridiculous overreactions if I don't answer or reply straight away, perhaps because I'm sleeping or doing something important. I'm not the 999 operator ffs. Hysterical voicemail messages saying things like "oh my god where are you I hope you're alright? Call me immediately you get this!" or melodramatics when I do call back "oh thank god! I thought something had happened!" "No I was just asleep!"

Wiggy29 Thu 21-Feb-13 08:51:29

Gosh, that sounds annoying. So far only had phonecall fro mil who assumed because we didn't answer housephone (we were at the soft play) we must be in Hosp! That said, I had about 8 texts yesterday asking if there were twinges! Ironically, we won't tell anybody when we go in except my parents as they are watching dc1 when we go in. We don't want anyone except dc1 there immediately after as want time for them to bond etc.

Due date is today, no sign of anything though. Starting to wonder how long it'll be but reminding myself that dc1 was only 2 days late so hopefully some action before sweep next thur.

How are the rest of you guys?

WendyWillow Thu 21-Feb-13 12:49:49

One week overdue today....

Starting to feel like it's never going to happen, even though I can feel her move it's as though she will always be a bump and never a baby.

Induction booked for Sunday.

Good luck to everyone waiting!


leannac Thu 21-Feb-13 13:36:47

Got myself a bit excited earlier after really painful walk to supermarket then had to race to supermarket toilets to vomit but turns out to have been merely spd combined with acid reflux & nausea.

Has anyone had a show yet?

Less than a week to go, and massively disappointed that she isn't here yet as I was certain they had the dates slightly out so she'd be here earlier. I can just about cope with the killer spd and heartburn, it's the worry about still birth that is getting to me now. Everyone keeps telling me about the risk rising if you go overdue, and I am irrationally fixated on this. She's so important to me, and every time she has a nap so stops moving I start to get panicky. I had no idea just how much I could love a bump.

FergusSingsTheBlues Thu 21-Feb-13 16:11:46

Think my plug is beginning to come out! Snotty thick yellow but not solid so im reserving judgement.

Also.".Backache, period cramps....vommed uncontrollably this morning...

Anybody else??

leannac Thu 21-Feb-13 19:06:08

Ooo good luck fergus, maybe this is it!

Littleturkish Thu 21-Feb-13 22:42:18

Due on Wednesday but expecting to go over as this will be PFB.

Have felt twingey but no show, so thinking I have a while.

As long as I have him or her by Mother's Day I don't mind!

I'm contemplating NOT having a sweep...I don't like the idea of it and would rather just wait for things to happen naturally...I'm massively anaemic (have had one lot of four hour drip of iron, expecting another next week) and don't want to push labour to come before my body is ready for it- think I need to build my iron up first! Any advice on not having a sweep?

NAR4 Fri 22-Feb-13 12:17:55

Wouldn't want a CS Fergus. Don't really have any reason to ask for one and the recovery with 5 DCs living in a remote village (have to drive older DCs to school bus stop as over 6 miles away) would be a nightmare as I don't have anyone to help.

Just had last sweep and midwife saif she managed to stretch my cervix to 2cm grin. Induction booked for Wednesday, so not long now.

I feel the same worry as you worsester and am obsesively counting the baby movements. My original due date was 6th Feb but the scan moved it to 14th Feb. Can't help but worry, what if they are wrong because that will make my induction 40+21. They induced me very late with my first DC, by mistake and I had no waters left at all and he came out with finger and toenails grown over the top and back down into his skin on the other side and looking like he had been burnt, because he was peeling so badly.

Can't wait for baby to be out now as the worry is just stressful. Don't know how people cope with expectant management. I would be a wreck.

NAR4 Sat 23-Feb-13 11:00:27

Happy to say I have been in labour since approx 4pm Friday. Contractions built up to lasting about 2 minutes and coming every 5 minutes, but after a long soak in the bath has become speradic again and are coming anywhere between 5 and 20 minutes now. At this rate I won't be going up the hospital until tomorrow.

REALLY pleased I have gone into labour by myself and not needed to be induced though.

Ooooh how exciting for you!! Good luck!

Am only 37+4 but already just wanting baby out. Tired of getting no sleep and feeling enormous, and like rest of you am panicking every time baby goes quiet on me... Been addicted to playing on the Wii to try and get something started but no signs yet...

This may sound silly but do you definitely have to have had a show before labour starts??

AmandaCooper Sat 23-Feb-13 13:21:29

Apparently not phoenix. In fact I don't know anyone in RL who has had a show. A few have had waters break but most have just started having tightenings. Doesn't stop me knicker spotting though!

AmandaCooper Sat 23-Feb-13 13:23:35

I might get the Wii out later on as well; some people on here swear by hula hooping on the Wii Fit. It's too cold for long walks. DH and I did 3 miles this morning and nearly froze to death. DH's endless complaining didn't exactly get my oxytocin flowing!

I've been doing the hula hooping the last two days!! As well as the step one. Will keep doing it daily til baby makes an arrival!!

Am getting quite tired of the Wii making 'Uh-Oh' noises and telling me I'm obese, though...

SausageMother Sat 23-Feb-13 17:48:07

Can I join? I'm due on Weds with DC2 and feel like a ticking time bomb. Everywhere I go I get people saying 'I hope you don't have the baby here'!

Good luck NAR4. Hope all goes well for you this time but will all be worth it in the end. Come back and let us know.

Littleturkish - I'm due the same day as you. I was 2 days over last day so didn't need a sweep luckily. I'm hoping nit to need one this time either but I think I'll consider one at 41 weeks to avoid induction.

Chefhayley86 Sat 23-Feb-13 17:55:32

I'm due Monday and really fed up of curry and pineapple. Need to meet my little girl now. Also moving house on 8th march. Aghhhhh stressed out.

christilass Sat 23-Feb-13 18:04:52

I'm due in 1 week ... 1st baby ....nothing happening at all ..... going for a sweep 2 days after my due date .
can't wait .. is everyone very very calm ? I am .....

Mugglewhump Sat 23-Feb-13 18:06:30

Can I join you ladies? 40+4 with DC3. Induced at 40+14, and 40+12 for previous DCs so resigning myself to being induced yet again!

Good luck NAR4, I hope your contractions have continued and perhaps you have a snuggly baby in your arms right now!

The waiting game is horrible, every twinge makes me think this might be it but definitely nothing happening. Midwife did a sweep on thurs but cervix wasn't particularly favourable. I have lost some of my mucus plug though. However last pregnancy had 3 sweeps and each time the midwife told my my cervix was really favourable and they couldn't believe it when I still ended up being induced.

Perhaps some of us just can't go into labour naturally. I will try and leave induction until 40+13, or 40+14. Another 2 sweeps planned for tues/thurs this coming week so will just have to wait and see.

DH has to go to prague for a week for work on 18th March so I want this baby out asap. I am not looking forward to having to manage on my own for a week with a baby only a few weeks, a 22 month old ds , plus dd who is in reception at school. I don't know how on earth I will get us all out of the house in time for the morning school run!

SausageMother Sat 23-Feb-13 18:18:51

Wow Muggle, what bad timing for your DH. If it helps you have just made me feel much better about coping with 20 month DS and newborn! Sending spontaneous labour vibes your way for this time - fingers crossed!

Mugglewhump Sat 23-Feb-13 18:28:34

Thanks Sausage! glad I have brightened your day grin

leannac Sat 23-Feb-13 19:20:44

Isn't everyone so sick of thinking 'is this it' for every twinge. Especially based upon my last labour I remember thinking if you have to ask if this is it, then it definitely isn't.

What happened to the old wives tale that you will go into labour earlier & earlier with each child?? Hmmm. My midwife claims there will be lots of babies born on Monday as full moons always coincide with higher than average births. Fingers crossed!

Ooh that is interesting!! I'd love for my little one to be a full moon baby smile

Yes I am sick of it. This is my first so really unsure what to expect, especially as nobody anywhere seems to be able to explain exactly what early contractions SHOULD feel like, so with every twinge I get excited thinking this might be it!!

Good luck to everyone else out there in the same position as me... Lets hope we have a sudden influx of full moon babies on Monday!

MrsHBaby3 Sun 24-Feb-13 09:17:20

Hya I'm due today but just getting a few BH. Done the deed wirh hubby to encourage things along, but who knows? DC1 was 40+14 and DC2 was 40+9 so this baby might still have some time to.cook yet.
I go on my ball for a bit, hut trying to sleep as much as pos.
Fed up of 'have you had it yet?' Or going out and people getting fidgety and nervous like I'll suddenly give birth in front of them (if only it were so easy!) I'm twinge spotting too, but as someone else said, if I have to ask Is this it? Then it probably isn't!!
Good luck, fingers crossed for Full Moon babies xxx

AmandaCooper Sun 24-Feb-13 12:07:13

Apparently the full moon theory has been resoundedly disproved - which is a good thing or there'd be chaos on labour ward and obv we'll all be there having lovely calm births a bit like a spa treatment.

leannac Sun 24-Feb-13 21:25:08

Oo yes pls to lovely calm spa treatment style birth tomorrow. Rather than horrendous agonising terrifying labour following induction at 40&14!

NAR4 Sun 24-Feb-13 21:38:33

Torben was born on Saturday at 9.54pm, weighing 7lb 9.5ozs, in his bag of waters. Contractions only became regular after a check of my cervix at the hospital, when they said I was 2-3cm. Was pushing within half hour though.

Good luck to everyone.

leannac Sun 24-Feb-13 21:51:21

Wow congrats nar4! Hope you are enjoying lovely cuddles & getting some sleep x

AmandaCooper Sun 24-Feb-13 22:35:46

Congratulations on DC5 Nar4!

SausageMother Sun 24-Feb-13 22:43:49

Congratulations NAR4! Great that you avoided induction this time. Enjoy the cuddles with your lovely new addition to the family!

Mugglewhump Sun 24-Feb-13 22:47:11

Congratulations NAR4, so glad that you managed to avoid induction. There is hope for us all!

chocosaurus Mon 25-Feb-13 12:35:24

Hi 39+3 today.
Not desperate at all yet, but feeling the needed to whinge about my terrible acid and rib pain.
Has anyone else got burning/muscular type pains under their ribs. I just can't sleepsad
so nice to follow other people in the same position and then see posts on the births (congrats NAR4). grin
Have had some snotty Brown in the knickers (tmi?) and lots of heavy pressure 'down below' but no pain at all.
Hope you don't mind if I join in the chat. Hope it will help to pass the time.

AmandaCooper Mon 25-Feb-13 13:04:21

Sounds promising chocosaurus nothing as exciting as that going on here just very tired and lots of upper back pain from carrying round all the weight. 40+2 today.

WithNailandI Mon 25-Feb-13 13:25:03

Congratulations NAR4, lovely news. Definitely sounds promising chocosaurus, I'm jealous! Can I join? I'm 39+2 and desperate to get baby out due to piles from hell sad

SausageMother Mon 25-Feb-13 13:55:09

Wonder if there'll be any full moon babies tonight then? <gives Sausagebump a nudge> No signs here yet.

Does sounds promising chocosaurus. Fingers crossed!

I totally empathise WithNail. I had awful piles after DS1. Anusol helped esp. after a warm bath.

Congratulations NAR4!! Born in the sac is supposed to be super lucky, your baby is off to a great start grin

No signs of baby here yet... making loads and loads of plans with friends and family over the next week so that it increases the likelihood, haha!! Hoping midwife will give me good news on Thursday. Can you opt for a sweep before 40 weeks??

chocosaurus Mon 25-Feb-13 14:54:54

sympathies WithNail I had thrombosed piles couple of weeks ago which was horrendous. They are much better following liberal use of steroids and local anaesthetic but are still lurking quietly and I'm prepared for a revisit postnatally.

Phoenix I doubt you'll get a midwife to agree to an early sweep sad I'm going on Friday and going to ask for one it will be my due date so hope to get one.

I've also been trying to fill the week with plans a) to pass the time and b) hoping that sods law may come into effect and require me to cancel plans.

AmandaCooper Mon 25-Feb-13 16:17:36

It doesn't seem like my baby's got his astrological charts with him.

Littleturkish Mon 25-Feb-13 16:41:13

39+5 today and saw consultant who seemed to think baby was imminent.

Have got so used to the idea I'm going to go over, it feels all exciting again!

leannac Mon 25-Feb-13 16:51:23

Anyone else thinking they may actually be the first person to be pregnant forever???

chocosaurus Mon 25-Feb-13 17:26:59

If only baby's had read the instruction manual we would all be less frustrated.

leanneac what made your consultant think your ready???

chocosaurus Mon 25-Feb-13 17:56:18

oops I mean littleturkish obviously. clearly sleep deprived wink

Littleturkish Mon 25-Feb-13 17:59:08

Choco- no idea! She wouldn't give me another Iron IV as I was due on Wednesday and therefore no point, go for blood tests on Friday...if you haven't already had the baby. When I said it could be another two weeks, she smiled and shook her head!

Compare this to the midwife who last week thought I was due at the end of march!

Who knows...

FergusSingsTheBlues Mon 25-Feb-13 18:25:05

im 39+1 having baby on thursday via ELCS, totally terrified, cant stop crying, have been physically sick all weekend with nerves. Anybody else being a basket case?

catlady1 Mon 25-Feb-13 18:36:46

I'm 39 weeks tomorrow and I'm fed up already! I really don't want to go overdue but I'm guessing I will. I've been promised a sweep on Thursday but I can see her saying that she can't even reach my cervix or get a finger in!

I had a bit of what I think was false labour last week and almost went into hospital. Not terribly painful but contractions getting stronger and closer together over about a day and a half. But then it stopped sad I've been having period-like pains a few times since but nothing serious. Haven't had a show or anything yet.

I'm sure I'll know when it's for real but I start getting excited with every twinge! I know I'm not even due yet but I'm getting sooo impatient.

leannac Mon 25-Feb-13 18:48:26

I trust nobody these days. Midwife & consultant told me thought would have early labour ie 37-38 weeks.....that was weeks ago!!! Not even a twinge. Almost feels like longer than normal pregnancy as they fully had me expecting labour by 38wks.

Dd1 (21 months) did just dive bomb off arm of sofa right onto top of bump so if that doesn't get the little bubba heading downwards nothing will

SausageMother Tue 26-Feb-13 14:17:51

Any full moon babies last night then? Still nothing here but due date is tomorrow. Was hoping second baby would be early. DS1 was born at 40+2 so keep hoping it will happen this week.

Fergus I'm not sure I can offer much advice except that I have heard an ELCS is so much better than an emergency. Try to stay calm and soon you will have your lovely baby in your arms. You can do it! All the best for Thursday.

leannac Tue 26-Feb-13 14:45:40

Not even a full moon braxton hicks for me. Must remember patience is a virtue. Due date is fri so was getting a bit ahead of myself to think baby 2 would come early. Hopefully not much longer for us all!

I had some promising BH yesterday but turned out to be nothing... was at choir last night and was swaying and bopping with the best of them but still to no avail!

Having a bad day today. Imagine a pregnant Eeyore - that's me today. Been either grumpy or in tears pretty much since I woke up. These goddamned misty grey skies don't help either. I bloody hate this country.


leannac Tue 26-Feb-13 15:38:34

Oh poor you Phoenix. I'm right there grumbling with you. Whilst insanely hoping being so grumpy is a hormonal sign of labour. Pathetic I know. Specially as I've done it once & know the only real sign is a proper contraction!

I've found eating an entire bag of Percy pigs helps. Have also switched from raspberry leaf tea to vast quantities of hot choc as raspberry leaf tea was clearly doing bugger all anyway!

christilass Tue 26-Feb-13 17:38:54

Hi all ... update from me , I'm due 1st baby in 5 days and have had No signs of anything ... I'm still very very calm ....

bbface Tue 26-Feb-13 18:02:46

Hi all, I am due my second tomorrow. Just so so excited to meet my baby. I feel excited every night I go to bed because it means another day has passed, which means another day closer!

Last two nights I have woken a 3am, very hungry with bad period like pains. They have last on and off for a few hours. Plus I went to the docs this morning about an ear ache, and the doc gave me an internal examination as I asked on the off chance to see if she could. She said no dilation but my cervix was completely flat and given my cramping, she reckoned baby would be here in a day or two.

Does this sound about right? Or am I just being overly optimistic.

hope all well with everyone else. It's a drag, isn't it? But so flipping exciting at the same time.

AmandaCooper Tue 26-Feb-13 21:45:14

You went with an earache and asked for an internal? Ha ha I love it!

WithNailandI Tue 26-Feb-13 23:04:01

Fergus I know it's easier said than done but try not to panic. I had an EMCS with DC1 and it really was very calm and relaxed. Very jealous you know you are meeting your baby on Thursday!

Thanks for the piles support sausage mother and chocosaurus. I think they are thrombocised too. Have some steroid cream and the worst of the pain seems to be over. But can't push them back in anymore and keep thinking I have a little poo that I forgot about - nice! Does anyone know what happens to them once you give birth?!

bbface also loving the fact that you went to the doctor about an earache and got an internal - genius! That sounds really promising though smile

catlady I had exactly the same experience, very frustrating...

phoenix I have been similar today - chocolate is definitely the answer.

Hope everyone else is surviving this horrible last stage...I am planning some vigorous soft play action tomorrow to get this baby moving!!!

Can87 Wed 27-Feb-13 06:20:46

I'm going to be pregnant FOREVER!! I thought I may go a bit over my due date, but today I'm 41+3 and now completely fed up.
I'm tired of thinking every twinge might be it, and even more tired of the constant "baby yet" texts! Not even "how are u feeling" just "no baby yet?" NO how many more times, I will tell u when I have the baby!! AHhhhh.......

Ok feels better to get that out smile and after my midwife saying last week (after a sweep) that went great I don't think il be seeing you now until you've had the baby, I want to scream at her, talk about get my hopes up!
Will be seeing her for a 2nd sweep today & to be booked for induction. Which I'm really quite scared about sad (induction not sweep)

Anyways rant done, if my baby doesn't stay in there forever at least I should be meeting him/her soon!! Xxxxxxx

bbface Wed 27-Feb-13 07:37:03

Ha! I had really not considered how odd my request was; poor doc!

Due date today. Slept brilliantly last night, first time in ages. Got hugely busy day to come, playgroup, soft play, walking about 3 miles in total. So I am hoping that gets things moving!

Good luck to all today xxx

AmandaCooper Wed 27-Feb-13 09:09:45

I don't blame you at all I only wish I had some idea of whether I'm ripe to pop or a long way off - my first sweep is on Friday but until then I'm completely in the dark.

For now I need to have yet another heavily pregnant shower and I don't think I can face it!

Just eaten a load of chocolate. Best I've felt in days.

Walked down to shop this morning with relatively heavy bags - had some twinges on the way back but seem to have stopped now! Am sick of thinking every little thing might be it!

To top it off I seem to have woken up with a cough/cold. Argh!!

AmandaCooper Wed 27-Feb-13 10:52:16

You seem a bit more positive today despite your cold! I wish I could stomach chocolate but sweet things leave me with a nasty after taste. Starving hungry though and counting down the minutes till lunch!

I haven't had a single twinge.

christilass Wed 27-Feb-13 11:26:25

I'm due in 4 days .... no sign of anything , feel great

leannac Wed 27-Feb-13 13:23:22

Still nothing despite a long walk & music class this morning followed by walking & carrying shopping & gifts to 2 yr old birthday party late morning. I've got soft play this afternoon (may try sailing quickly down the bumpy slide to see if that assists) & all I have to show for my efforts is an exhausted toddler & what feels like a tap dancing baby in my belly who is moving about far more than normal. Almost as if to defiantly say I'm staying put! Its comfy in here!

A lady in the supermarket rather cheerfully told me she was 13 days overdue with dc2&3 despite dc1 arriving on time...that's not what you want to hear!

Good luck everyone. Lets hope for twinges today!

SausageMother Wed 27-Feb-13 17:08:06

bbface also loving your request for an internal! Brilliant!

Withnail I only got the piles after giving birth and am expecting them again this time, although I was pushing for a long time last time. All I can say is don't let the thought of piles put you off giving good pushes when you get to that stage.

Leannac no, that's not what you want to hear. I was pretty sure DC2 would be early. Have also been to soft play this morning crawling around on hands and knees but I think baby is too cosy in there!

AmandaCooper Wed 27-Feb-13 17:49:30

Got to love this thread - if we're not making random requests for internals we're speculating that music lessons might bring on labour! grin

leannac Wed 27-Feb-13 19:07:52

It was more the swinging a 21 month old around to the Hokey Cokey rather than the actual music that I hoped would bring on labour but its done nothing but knacker me out!

Hoping someone starts going tonight!

AmandaCooper Wed 27-Feb-13 19:46:29

Ha ha that does make more sense!

Hi all. 41 + 2 here and getting fed up of feeling like an arthritic Rhinocerous. I was doing ok up to my due date but every day seems to he a bit tougher and more exhausting now!

Anyway, induction booked for Sunday so at least I know that I won't still be pregnant by next week.

AmandaCooper Thu 28-Feb-13 08:34:07

Is this right: we haven't had anyone in labour on this thread since Saturday? Saturday?!! <weeps>

Littleturkish Thu 28-Feb-13 08:40:12

Still no action here sad

Only 40+1 though so have no right to get moany about it.

Can't help but feel frustrated though.

leannac Thu 28-Feb-13 08:52:53

Oh dear, toddler 39 degree fever & v sad so now gone from praying baby comes out to praying baby stays in! Thank goodness I decided last night wasn't worth doing the deed to try get baby out!

I'm with you leannac! Priorities changing! I've got a funeral to go to tomorrow (DH's stepmum) so will be looking after my DSC whilst hubby looks after his dad. Not a day I'm going to enjoy, but need baby to stay in til after then.

What's everyone's plans for the weekend? Curries, long walks and doing the deed? grin

catlady1 Thu 28-Feb-13 09:47:59

Going for a sweep now hopefully! Fingers crossed I'll be in labour before I get home grin haha. Well I can dream!

AmandaCooper Thu 28-Feb-13 10:10:07

Littleturkish you have every right to complain after 40 gruelling weeks of pregnancy! I'm only 40+5 but I've been having the had enough feeling for quite a while now! When I hit the respectable 41 point I'm just going to ramp up the complaining another notch!

Leannac sorry to hear about toddler fever - do you think it might just be a 24 hour bug? You better lay off the pineapple I suppose!

catlady good luck with the sweep! Watching with interest as my first sweep is tomorrow morning!

phoenix that does sound gruelling. Your poor FIL. I shall send "stay put" vibes your way.

leannac Thu 28-Feb-13 10:16:22

Hoping sweeps are not too painful & do the trick for you ladies!

catlady1 Thu 28-Feb-13 13:04:27

Well that was disappointing. Couldn't have the sweep, apparently my cervix was too far back and she couldn't even reach to pull it forward (which sounds bloody grim anyway). Baby's head isn't engaged anymore either sad she's told me to bounce on my gym ball and come back in a week.

bbface Thu 28-Feb-13 14:24:47

How far along re you cat lady?

My sweep this arvo. Bit concerned as DS 2.6 will be there. X

catlady1 Thu 28-Feb-13 14:32:03

Only 39+2 but I've been having a lot of BHs and pains so I thought I was almost ready! sad x

Lulabells Thu 28-Feb-13 15:02:11

Hi all. 40 + 5 here and bloody fed up of everything. I don't think this baby is ever coming out despite strong braxtons, nesting feelings and the occasional weird pressure in my bum. And if one more person asks me if baby is here yet I will not be held responsible for my actions. Anyone else having their first and convinced that there isn't even a baby in there? I think mine is just wind confused

leannac Thu 28-Feb-13 15:15:54

Oh catlady, no sweep? How annoying! I didn't realise past 38 wks that there would ever be a case where couldn't have sweep. Quite depressing as I was clinging to asking for one next wk to get things moving & ensure I avoid induction so can still have lovely (hopefully) home birth.

Who can be arsed bouncing on their gym ball & who has time anyway? Why don't our babies want to come out?! Waiting for weather to turn to spring? They could be waiting a long time!

catlady1 Thu 28-Feb-13 15:59:36

I knew it could be difficult if the cervix is too far back but I've never known anyone not get one at all! She basically said she couldn't reach. I'm quite disappointed, I didn't even expect it to work to be honest but at least it would have given me a bit of hope for the next couple of days smile

It's all well and good about bouncing on the ball but when I get up my back and hips just seize up! Maybe I'm doing it wrong.

No catlady mine do it too!! I walk like a bow-legged cowboy after any period of time on the damn ball!

Saw midwife today, baby 3/5 engaged and midwife said to me 'I might not even see you next time!' So my hopes are officially up now grin

catlady1 Thu 28-Feb-13 16:41:53

Ooh phoenix exciting! grin

SausageMother Thu 28-Feb-13 17:01:59

How frustrating catlady. Have they booked you in for another sweep later on?

I saw the midwife today and am booked in for a sweep next Weds when I'll be 41 weeks. Hopefully baby will come before then though! Also booked in for a scan tomorrow PM as I'm measuring 35cms so quite small but midwife says bump just feels as if it is all baby and isn't worried but would rather be safe.

Leannac I'm hoping for home birth too so will be a bit disappointed if have to be induced. But, whatever is best for mum & baby I guess.

Phoenix hope all goes as well as it can tomorrow. Sorry to say I have been 3/5ths engaged since 37 weeks and still nothing.

Totally agree with you Amanda, cannot believe we haven't had any babies born on this thread since NAR4's. Come on little ones!

SausageMother Thu 28-Feb-13 17:04:44

Also, hope sweep went well bbface. Hopefully your DS kept himself busy with toys.

catlady1 Thu 28-Feb-13 17:09:53

Yes Sausage she said when she sees me next week she'll try again. It seems so far away! Obviously baby's just not ready yet but I hope I don't go too far overdue, I've got my heart set on a water birth so I really don't want to have to be induced! My blood pressure is going up at every appointment too, midwife says it's starting to look worrying now so that's not good either sad

I hope your scan goes okay, I had growth scans at 28 and 32 weeks because they thought baby was measuring ahead, but then after that when the midwife started measuring my bump with the tape measure I've always been two or three cm behind! So it's anybody's guess how big she'll actually be, I've packed three different sizes of baby clothes just in case grin

bbface Thu 28-Feb-13 17:35:46

Good sweep, 2 cm dilated, which was a surprise. The thing about it being your second, is that you are too busy to really focus as much as the first time, which is great towards the end.

Cat lady, you are not full term! I am surprised that your midwife was even willing to do it. Try to enjoy these last few days.

Hope all well with everyone xx

bbface Thu 28-Feb-13 17:37:26

Oh cat lady, just read about the blood pressure issue. Fair enough that you are keen to get things moving pronto!

catlady1 Thu 28-Feb-13 17:48:27

bbface I know but it's only by a few days grin I know it's probably best for baby to stay in a little bit longer (unless my BP gets much higher, anyway) but it's my first and I'm excited to meet her!

Good news that you're already dilating and have had a good sweep, hopefully you'll meet your little one soon! smile

SausageMother Thu 28-Feb-13 18:02:47

Sounds good bbface. My money's on you next!

bbface Thu 28-Feb-13 19:34:53

Goodness, that makes me excited and nervous in equal measure!

I almost hope I am not, as want our front entrance finished first, and the to have some time to clean, pictures hung etc. I am not quite ready!!

Hope everyone has a good night's sleep. I was up having a light brekkie at 3am, as just could not sleep

leannac Thu 28-Feb-13 19:46:30

Just put sick toddler to bed & now have such horrible backache that its making me feel sick. Unsure if things are heating up with baby or if body just punishing me for carrying toddler round all day!

Good luck sleeping everyone!

AmandaCooper Thu 28-Feb-13 20:32:24

I've been on the treadmill, bouncing on the ball, plenty of chillies on my pizza earlier but nothing doing.

AmandaCooper Thu 28-Feb-13 22:53:36

Ooh my goodness I think my waters have gone! grin


Littleturkish Thu 28-Feb-13 23:46:54

Wow Amanda!!

Get thee to the hospital!

AmandaCooper Fri 01-Mar-13 00:02:52

I'm contracting now so I guess I should give them a call....

AmandaCooper Fri 01-Mar-13 01:00:43

I know everyone's asleep but DH is asleep too so I've noone to talk to! May as well talk to myself on here! I'm still contracting. Supposed to ring labour ward again at quarter past. Tens machine is helping a bit but I'd rather have a nice nap!

catlady1 Fri 01-Mar-13 01:11:35

Ooh how exciting! How often are you contracting now? Wake your DH up and get him to rub your back grin

AmandaCooper Fri 01-Mar-13 01:29:54

Every three minutes or thereabouts. Thought it best if one of us got a bit of sleep but DH woke up anyway and is now attempting to insert the cat into the cat carrier to go to his mum's. I'm glad someone is awake!

AmandaCooper Fri 01-Mar-13 01:32:02

DH better not come near me if he knows what's good for him lol!

leannac Fri 01-Mar-13 07:13:42

Oo exciting Amanda. Hopefully you are enjoying lovely cuddles by now xx

SausageMother Fri 01-Mar-13 08:44:08

Woo hoo! Hope all went well Amanda! Come back when you get a chance and update us.

AmandaCooper Fri 01-Mar-13 10:49:21

He's finally here! Born in the pool this morning after a ten hour labour. I'll update later!

catlady1 Fri 01-Mar-13 11:46:55

Congratulations! grin

leannac Fri 01-Mar-13 12:09:15

Yay! So glad you got the water birth you wanted. Congratulations!!

Who's next.....???

WithNailandI Fri 01-Mar-13 12:40:20

Woohoo a baby, congratulations Amanda so happy we finally have another baby on this thread. Thinking about the rest of you due/overdue....eviction vibes

WithNailandI Fri 01-Mar-13 12:42:02

May have to order a pizza tonight with chillies and eat it whilst bouncing on my ball!!

catlady1 Fri 01-Mar-13 13:04:34

Ooh Withnail good idea... Purely for medicinal/baby-evicting purposes, you understand. I won't enjoy the pizza at all wink

Oh Amanda so happy for you!! Ooooh I wish I'd been on here last night to keep you company smile Name? Weight? Oh, so happy one of us has popped!

Might be joining you in the chilli pizza... we're back from the funeral/wake and now it's officially baby come out time!! I had a few twinges last night after the massivest poo I have ever done (sorry for TMI but hey who has dignity left anymore?), and I was half panicking/half excited that it was going to start, but think it will be soon......

bounces on ball

SausageMother Fri 01-Mar-13 17:24:11

Oo.. a water birth. How lovely! That's what I'm hoping for at home. Hope you're enjoying those newborn snuggles Amanda.

That's a promising sign phoenix and not TMI. Like you say, all dignity was out the window for me after the last birth! Glad baby held on for today for you, but let's hope we all get some more babies born this weekend!

I'm up for the hot pizza and bouncing ball plan! Scan was all fine today - baby isn't too small. Was nice to see little one although much harder to see anything with a late scan.

WithNailandI Fri 01-Mar-13 19:45:50

Pizza with jalopenos ordered, DH dispatched to collect...had a very emotional day so here's hoping in Amanda's honour that this baby will begin eviction tonight! Hope everyone is hanging in there...let's get these babies out!!

WithNailandI Fri 01-Mar-13 19:52:21

SausageMother glad to hear growth scan was fine, that is a relief. Phoenix I do think these babies sometimes know when they need to stay put so hopefully now the funeral is over that things can happen. My thoughts are with your family...Pooing is a good sign!! Agree with the complete lack of dignity.
leannac how's your toddler? Hope they get better soon and you get a break over the weekend.

Anyone else just feel like they are about to get there period? Is this a good sign or just normal at 40 weeks?

christilass Fri 01-Mar-13 19:58:45

I'm due in 2 days 1st baby . no signs of anything yet . I'm feeling very calm and laid back .

leannac Fri 01-Mar-13 20:01:55

Toddlers fever has broken, she's seeming better so I've just ordered a curry from the curry house I ate at the night before going into labour with dd!

Lets hope Amanda has started a domino effect of lovely water births!! Good luck all

catlady1 Fri 01-Mar-13 20:13:25

Currently bouncing on my ball and scoffing a pizza with chili peppers and jalopenos. No sign of baby but my mouth is on fire!

christilass Fri 01-Mar-13 20:28:40

Leannac...... i was awake the whole night 2 nights ago with period pain

leannac Fri 01-Mar-13 20:36:40

Don't you all get to this time & start thinking, much as I want this baby out, I'm actually pretty tired tonight & wouldn't mind a good nights sleep. Benefit I guess of this being dc2 is that I'm under no illusions (as I was last time) that i will actually get more sleep when baby arrives!

Christilass, maybe you're next!?

Haha yes leanne I am soooo emotionally wrecked today I just want to sleep and sleep and sleep... But at the same time, if baby decides to come now, I'll be over the moon!

Here's hoping for lovely straightforward water births all round smile

SausageMother Fri 01-Mar-13 22:28:10

Spent most of the evening bouncing dutifully on the ball. Totally agree about being taken between enjoying getting more sleep now but still wanting baby to arrive. I was convinced that second babies come earlier. This one is obviously happy where it is.

Glad your DD is getting over her fever Leannac. Wonder what our little ones will think of the babies? DS is very much a mummy's boy and might be a bit shocked at having to share me!

Hope everyone sleeps well or if not at least gets to go into labour! Glad

WithNailandI Sat 02-Mar-13 08:21:57

Chillies did nothing...sad Anyone else have any luck? Going to walk as much as I possibly can today!! SausageMother I am also feeling very nervous as to how DD will react. She is also very much a mummy's girl and 2.5 so very much in the 'Me, me, me, now, now, now" stage! How old is DS?

Learnnac glad your toddlers fever broke, that's a relief. Did the curry work? At night time I start getting stressed about childcare for DD and urge labour to start in the early hours so its easier to just call someone at a more respectable hour. Silly I think as I can't control it...

PhoenixRose hope you are feeling better today. I've read that crying can be a sign of impending labour...

Catlady I'm impressed with your bravery of chilli peppers and jalopenos!! The jalopenos wrecked me but I found drinking hot tea at the same time did really work to cool my mouth down...

Christalass definitely sounds promising. However it is frustrating this bring awake at night with nothing to show for it....grrrr!

leannac Sat 02-Mar-13 08:30:45

Nothing for me. DD is v clingy to mummy today at 21 months old I am wondering (praying?!) if she's actually v intuitive & can sense new baby coming soon so is acting up a bit to try get our last time alone together as close as poss. Doesn't it reek of desperation that as I have utterly no symptoms myself for impending labour, I'm now checking my toddler for symptoms of physchic behaviour?!?!
She could still be bit run down I guess. Past few days I've weakened due to frustration, tiredness & all sorts of other hormones & have given DD her pressies off new baby already in order to keep her occupied ... I have no bribes left!!

Well no signs yet, but I did wake up this morning thinking "It's going to be today!"

I'm either heading towards delusional, or having a bit of a psychic moment!! I've been doing everything I can to help it along, bouncing on ball for most of the morning, even resorted to scrubbing the kitchen floor! (Not something I will be trying again... yeouch!) Leanneac you made me giggle looking to your toddler for psychic behaviour - you never know!!

Keeping fingers crossed...

SausageMother Sat 02-Mar-13 09:25:28

Nothing here either! 3 days over now.

Loving the looking to your toddler for any impending baby vibes leannac! DS is 20 months old and I have nearly given him his presents so many times but we have definitely been relying on cbeebies more than usual if I get tired! I imagine that will continue when the baby decides to arrives too!

Hope your positive feelings are a good sign Phoenixrose. At least you have a nice, clean floor if nothing else.

Not sure what my plans are today but might make a few batch lunches to freeze for DS - and bounce on the ball of course!

bbface Sat 02-Mar-13 16:38:46

Hi all, I drop in and out. I just love reading about the babies arriving! Congratulations!!

I am 40 plus 3, and lost my mucus plug this afternoon. This is my second dc, and midwife said on thursday was 2cm dilated, but apparently this is very unexciting with a second timer.

Should I be excited by the loss of the plug? Or can this mean squat all??

SausageMother Sat 02-Mar-13 17:03:51

I would be very excited by that bbface! Fingers crossed ....

bbface Sat 02-Mar-13 17:24:25

Would you really sausage? (I love your name!)

But a quick google reveals that the loss of mucus plug is not an exciting sig. I lost it with DS in the throws of labour.

SausageMother Sat 02-Mar-13 17:35:16

Oh, that's a shame. I thought it meant things would happen in the next day or two when you lose your plug. At least it's something. I am also 40+3 and waiting for cramps or backache as that's how it started last time but nothing yet. Even tried getting DS (which should of course be Darling Sausage!) to coax it out by getting him to say 'baby out' to my bump but I don't think he/she is listening!

MrsHBaby3 Sat 02-Mar-13 19:12:42

I've had 2sweeps this week, apparently I'm 2cm. Getting bh but nothing exciting. My mum has done some reflexology pressure pts on my feet so hopefully that'll set it off. Also walking, swimming, etc. Come on baby!! (40+6)

leannac Sat 02-Mar-13 19:24:38

Anyone? Anything? I've walked miles today, cried at a bus driver for not letting me on a bus with my pram, swore at DH for nothing really, wet myself a bit every time I had a coughing fit (every 10-15 mins!), have answered about 30 people with 'no, the baby hasn't come yet , oh ha ha yes we all thought it would be here by now') & been a generally miserable cow all day. DD clearly not psychic with her clingy-ness - no baby signs whatsoever!!

Well I had two very promising contractions earlier... Terrible backache and uterus tightening... but clearly wasn't the start of anything as have stopped now. So disappointed think I might cry!! Poor hubby is trying to look after me but am feeling rather blue right now sad

Going to open a giant bag of Doritos and go to town. I wouldn't normally but really feeling the need to cheer myself up!! Send more contraction-y vibes my way if you can ladies xxx

leannac Sat 02-Mar-13 21:46:38

Oh Phoenix rose - 2 contractions must be the start of sonething? Maybe baby can tell you need the Doritos fuel before going into proper labour? Good luck for tonight !

Well I still have a backache but nothing else. Probably just false labour. Silly old me. It's scary when you've not done this before and have no clue what you're supposed to be feeling or what to expect.

Just very fortunate to have you lovely ladies to keep me company grin and DH too who has done everything he can to perk me up tonight, letting me watch a trashy zombie film and bounce away on my ball... How is everyone else coping?

SausageMother Sun 03-Mar-13 08:17:08

Just checking in. Nothing here - was really hoping DH wouldn't have to go back to work on Monday.

Hope something has kicked off for someone!

Kelerina Sun 03-Mar-13 08:28:38

Hello ladies, can I join you?

I am now 40+3, had a sweep on Friday, thought things were kicking off, cramps all day Friday and overnight into Saturday, then Saturday morning- Nothing! Except what I think was part of a show?! Midwife had said that I was 2cm and very favourable! Blood pressure suddenly high (has been fine throughout pregnancy) and now am concerned I won't get the lovely birth centre pool birth i'd wanted.....but as long as he gets here safe. Where is he???? Why doesn't he want to come out??

And now I have a cold. Boo.

40 + 3 here and nothing. Nada. Not a twinge. Was sent to hospital for a trace due to reduced movements, where everything was fortunately fine, so the midwife offered me a sweep. Why did no one warn me exactly just how awful this would be? Cervix was too high behind baby's head for the midwife to be able to do the necessary, but that didn't stop her sticking her whole hand up there and having a good old dig around. It really hurt, and bled, and felt like an assault (and I'm not someone who has ever been squeamish about smears of VEs). Never again....

I'm resigned to having to be induced now, as I can't see this baby coming out of her own accord. Depressed sad

MrsHBaby3 Sun 03-Mar-13 11:20:38

I think being overdue is really getting to me now. Keep bursting into tears at nothing (haven't been like that any other time- so what's that about? Is it a sign??). So restless and bored, but very little energy to do anything (esp sitting on that damned ball!)
I just want to go to sleep and wake up when labour starts.

AmandaCooper Sun 03-Mar-13 13:26:58

Hi guys sorry I didn't set off the domino rally and everyone is still waiting. Sending you all labour vibes and hoping for quick straightforward births for everyone. I don't know if it was all the walking and bouncing that did it in the end or just time - but my waters broke mid bounce, so I wouldn't rule out a connection!

DS is absolutely scrummy he's sleeping next to me in his moses basket right now sozzled with milk. I can't believe it really I have to keep peeking at him and pinching myself!

SausageMother Sun 03-Mar-13 16:02:44

Sounds lovely Amanda! Have a lovely newborn snuggle for us and hopefully more of us will be enjoying ours soon. Each day gets us closer one way or another!

Welcome MrsH, worcestershiresauce and Kelerina. Sounds like we are all fed up of waiting and bouncing on the ball!

I left DS with DH this morning and went for a walk to try and get things moving. I'd been out for a walk before I had DS so hoping that will work again.

Kelerina Sun 03-Mar-13 17:51:56

Have just popped to Holland and Barret for some raspberry leaf capsules and clary sage oil! Probably won't work but I feel better for getting out and doing something! Amanda that sounds wonderful......

whereswalt Mon 04-Mar-13 13:12:56

Hi everyone!

Sorry haven't been on since I originally started the thread, but my little man arrived on Friday 22nd and is just perfect! Waters went on the Wednesday evening, had a few mild pains Thursday that developed into full blown labour by later Thursday night/Friday morning! Delivery ended up in an emergency section, but we were both fine and healthy!

Life has been a world wind since, can't believe how much my life has changed, but all the heartburn and pains were definitely worth it!

Hope all you ladies are well and your babies are all here soon smile

SausageMother Mon 04-Mar-13 13:34:34

Congratulations on the arrival of your DS Whereswalt! Thanks for reminding us that it is all worth it in the end. Can't wait to get to meet our newborn now.

40+5 today and sweep booked for Weds so really hoping something will happen this week.

Kelerina hope your Holland & Barrett purchases do the trick.

catlady1 Mon 04-Mar-13 14:54:26

Congratulations Whereswalt! I was wondering where you'd gone!

Congratulations!! I was hoping that's the reason for your disappearance!

Am still bouncing away hoping for a miracle...!

KFFOREVER Mon 04-Mar-13 17:14:04

Congratulations! Im due on sunday. I cant wait to meet our prince or princess.

leannac Mon 04-Mar-13 17:28:09

My desperation to get baby out has backfired as I just discovered I've developed cholestasis & have been rushed to hospital to be induced immediately so waving goodbye to my dreams of lovely natural water birth!

Hoping induction isn't as bad as they say it is!?!

SausageMother Mon 04-Mar-13 18:32:04

Oh leannac, so sorry to hear that and hope you and baby are okay. Just reminds us that all that matters in the end is a safe delivery. I've heard induction is more successful for 2nd and subsequent babies so hopefully you can avoid the drip but whatever happens I hope it goes well and is all forgotten once baby arrives. Good luck - will be thinking of you.

catlady1 Mon 04-Mar-13 18:34:00

Are they inducing you with the pessaries leanna or going straight for the drip? I've heard some scary things about the drip but as far as I know the pessaries just set you off in normal labour (if they work). I think they can take a long time to kick in though. I'm sure you'll be fine smile and at least you know the end is in sight!

leannac Mon 04-Mar-13 21:55:14

I had a pessary at 2pm & got pretty bad period pains now so hopefully things will get going without my needing the drip. Fingers crossed. Scared but remembering how lucky we are that both baby & I still ok as as long as I can get baby out safely that's the main thing. V disappointing to go from relaxed home birth plan to this in a matter of hours though! That'll teach me to be inpatient!

Good luck to everyone else!

AmandaCooper Mon 04-Mar-13 22:13:19

Good luck Leanne hope it all goes smoothly! Hope there's a new baby on the thread by morning!

Good luck leannac! I am thinking of you!

SausageMother Tue 05-Mar-13 13:59:02

Wishing you all the best leannac . Really hope the pessary worked for you and baby gets a move on. Good luck!

christilass Tue 05-Mar-13 14:09:57

I was due Yesterday , no signs as yet .

id realy love our baby to be here before Mothers Day

The irony - about 5 minutes after posting my last whinge I went into labour! Just arrived home with a gorgeous snuggly newborn after a relatively straight forward delivery (needed ventouse at the end, but no epidural). Good luck to those still waiting.

catlady1 Tue 05-Mar-13 18:53:18

Oh congratulation Worsestershiresauce! smile It's my due date today, I've had tons of Braxton-Hicks all day but nothing promising sad

SausageMother Wed 06-Mar-13 07:58:26

Congratulations worsestershiresauce! So lovely to hear that another baby has been born. Did you have a DS or DD? Enjoy those lovely newborn cuddles!

Leannac, still thinking of you. Hoping that your baby is here now and induction process is not dragging on for you. All the best either way.

I am 41 weeks today and booked in for a sweep this evening. Really hope it isn't too painful and that it works!

Huge congrats worcestershiresauce! What did you call your snuggly one?

Am getting progressively more exhausted and my hips/pelvis are in considerable pain... Surely the end is in sight now??

Still thinking of you leannac hope it is all going well!

SausageMother Wed 06-Mar-13 12:11:05

How far along are you phoenixrose?

christilass Wed 06-Mar-13 15:56:03

I'm 40+4 tomorrow and midwife is going to do a sweep ,
id realy love baby to be here safely before Mothers Day .

Tinkerbell2203 Wed 06-Mar-13 16:15:57

I'm now 37+5 with first. had MW appointment this afternoon and was secretly hoping that she'd say something along the lines of 'oh my, any moment now' but she didn't.

Getting quite uncomfortable and want to meet baby! But I'm sure i'll miss this time to myself once she's here!

catlady1 Wed 06-Mar-13 16:24:25

I know that feeling Tinkerbell, my midwife examined me last week intended to do a sweep (I was 39+2) and I was convinced she was going to say I was starting to dilate and everything and that I wouldn't be long, even though it was before my due date... turned out she couldn't even reach my cervix and baby's head was no longer engaged sad she's trying again tomorrow so I'm hoping things have progressed!

Christilass I'd love my baby to get here in time for Mothers' Day too, hopefully our sweeps work tomorrow!

SausageMother Wed 06-Mar-13 19:33:02

Well, just got back from my sweep and it was fine. A lot easier than I thought. I am 2-3 cms dilated and baby's head is very low (1/5th so progress from 3/5th last week). Although this is second time round so apparently being a bit dilated already is not a surprise. Midwife felt my bump and said 'does it often go hard like that' and I said I assumed that was just Braxton Hicks as there's no pain with it. She said that it was more than BH so fingers crossed baby will be on the way soon otherwise I'm booked for induction next Weds at 42 weeks.

Christilass and catlady1 good luck for your sweeps tomorrow. Hopefully the midwife will be able to do what they need to and get these babies moving!

Tinkerbell if this is your first I would try and expect to be a bit late and then if you are early it's a nice surprise. I know everyone has probably said it to you already but try and enjoy these weeks to yourself. I know it's hard not to want baby to arrive though.

Tinkerbell2203 Thu 07-Mar-13 08:03:36

Hi sausage, I know I should be glad to have the time to myself, and it is nice, I'm just so uncomfortable! And I'm running out of things to entertain myself with!

But I know I will miss this time afterwards, so I shall be glad of it now!

SausageMother Thu 07-Mar-13 09:19:14

Hi Tinkerbell. I know it's hard. I think it's harder waiting for your first. Especially if you've done NCT or similar and know of other people having their babies but you're still waiting. Hope you can get comfortable and baby doesn't keep you waiting too long.

Quick update from me - 41+1 today had some good cramps last night which died off a bit this morning but have also lost my mucus plug so hopeful that things will start in the next few days.

Glad your sweep went well, hopefully will get things moving for you!

I am only 39+2, but I have a medical condition which doctors said probably meant I'd give birth earlier rather than later - sadly goes to show how much they know as I'm prancing about the house like one of those hippos from Fantasia and still no baby... Argh!!

Am off out to cinema today, hoping that being out will cause my waters to break in a spectacular fashion grin

Good luck to everyone else still waiting!

christilass Thu 07-Mar-13 12:49:57

40+4 Here 1st baby .I'm 40 years old .
been at midwife today for sweep , not successful . my blood pressure is also up and baby is back to back , I've been sent to hospital to be monitored .

SausageMother Thu 07-Mar-13 13:30:53

Phoenix LOL at Fantasia hippos! I am totally with you on that one! Must be annoying to be told you'll probably give birth early and then just keep waiting. I thought I'd be earlyish too as DS was born at 40+2 but I've definitely learnt that these babies do not follow any rules! Hope you enjoyed the cinema though.

Christilass sorry to hear that. I hope all goes well for you at the hospital and there is nothing to worry about. Good luck and let us know how you get on.

catlady1 Thu 07-Mar-13 13:48:44

Another failed attempt at a sweep for me sad baby's head is completely free again too. Starting to get a bit frustrating now! My blood pressure is up again too, not terribly high but my hands are a bit swollen so she's coming to me on Sunday to check it again. Other than that I've just got to go back next week sad oh well!

bbface Fri 08-Mar-13 09:25:04

As I write this, my baby is feeding and doing an enormous poo by the feel of it! I had forgotten how blissful breastfeeding is.

Straightforward birth on wed afternoon. Very very quick, frighteningly so actually! Second timers... Do not hang around!

Good luck to all xxxx

SausageMother Fri 08-Mar-13 09:27:09

Sounds frustrating catlady. Hope all goes well for Sunday if nothing happens before then. Let's hope baby's head re-engages too.

41+2 today (getting used to being late now!). Contractions have started - woo hoo! Not at all regular or too strong at the moment though and sometimes a gap of 20 mins between them but it's a start. Had another show this morning so really hoping that things will start in earnest today/tonight.

SausageMother Fri 08-Mar-13 09:30:28

Oo.. cross post there bbface! Congratulations - fab news! Did you have a boy or a girl? Thanks for coming back to share your news!

I'm a second timer and I think this one is going to take it's time getting here. Might be quick once things start properly though. So glad all went well for you and your lovely new baby - enjoy! How is DC1 coping?

Congratulations bbface!! Sounds like you're in baby heaven!

I've been in hospital all this morning with suspected pre eclampsia - my blood pressure is high and they've sentenced me to bed rest of all things!!! Feeling very gloomy now as expect baby wont be making any surprise appearances if I've been forbidden to move. Sigh!

At least baby is happy and healthy - wont be long until we all have scrumptious little bundles to snuggle smile Exciting news about contractions though sausage, hope it turns into something real for you!!

catlady1 Fri 08-Mar-13 14:29:07

Congratulations bbface! smile

Is SausageMother still around? Any news?

I hope I'm not going to be the last person left on this thread!

SausageMother Fri 08-Mar-13 19:56:09

Delighted to say that DD arrived at 14.19 today weighing 7lb 8oz. Contractions were very slow this morning but then everything happened so quickly this afternoon that my husband nearly delivered the baby on the phone to 999. Paramedic arrived as head was out and baby was born just a few mins later! Very intense but amazing experience. DS has been lovely to his new sister so far and given her lots of kisses. Just enjoying a newborn snuggle waiting for pizza!

All the best to everyone. It really is all worth it in the end!

Congratulations sausagemother!! I was really hoping those contractions would turn into something real for you!!

I've actually had a bit of a revelation about wanting this labour so desperately - yesterday there was a good chance baby could have been in very real danger and I could've been induced, and it made me realise that nothing is more important than my baby's health. If he's not ready to come out, fair enough - I would rather wait until he's ready smile

SausageMother Sat 09-Mar-13 16:01:24

You're so right phoenix. Are you out of hospital now? I hope all is okay and you and baby are safe and sound. x

Waters went at 3am this morning grin

Currently contracting regularly but hospital sent me home as only 2cm dilated - think strong thoughts for me!!!

AmandaCooper Sat 16-Mar-13 08:34:16

<sending contraction vibes Phoenix's way>

Congratulations to everyone who has met their babies - and hang in their those who are still waiting!

christilass Sat 16-Mar-13 09:23:30


our beautiful boy William Alexander was born at 16.07 pm on Mothers Day.

Hope everyone is ok x

Finley was born at 9.05am Friday 15th. I have never loved something so much in all my life.....

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