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Anybody else due and fed up!

(126 Posts)
SleepingWithABrokenHeart Tue 22-Oct-13 10:02:19

I'm due Thurs, I have a strong feeling I wont be going into labor anytime soon.

I go to bed quite early to rest and watch tv, it doesn't take long for the pain to kick in, the shitty pain that feels like you've just been kicked in your vagina apart from that, absolutely nothing!!

Fed up of having to fake a smile when people say 'he not here yet?, or aww he'll come when hes ready' I know that but MY body is ready NOW!!! arggggggggggggh...................

neenienana Tue 22-Oct-13 10:11:43

Hi sleeping, I am 40 plus 9, and seriously fed up. I have had so many false starts, my bag has been ppacked for a month and my two children have given up on asking about the baby. Due to be induced Friday.
Know what you mean about pains in the fango!
Hope your baby comes soon xx

honey86 Tue 22-Oct-13 10:26:21

nearly... my scan due dates in 2 days but hospital chose to go by lmp hmm which would make me 38+4. been in n out of false labour for weeks sad

Lj8893 Tue 22-Oct-13 10:29:53

I'm due on Sunday. Really really fed up now.
Constant braxton hicks and loads of cervix pressure.

And don't even get me started on the discharge!!! Yuk!

Smerlin Tue 22-Oct-13 10:31:21

Due today and nothing happening! Feels like such an anti-climax after months of waiting! Still time though ( fingers crossed!)

Excited85 Tue 22-Oct-13 10:37:11

Yes yes yes. Four days over and feeling like a bit of a failure to be honest! Everyone has been asking for updates for about the last 2 weeks and I'm soooo ready but clearly baby isn't! Hang in there, I figure they can't keep cooking forever!

TruJay Tue 22-Oct-13 10:45:00

I've got 11days left, bump is dropping daily and the pressure is increasing daily too, was up all last night cramping and dull back ache all morning, I've had Braxton hicks for weeks now, I can't see me lasting the whole 11 days but u never know. I just want a newborn cuddle, to find out if we're having a boy or girl and let our little boy meet his new baby sibling, so exciting!! But my bloody back is killing me!! And I am very very ready now, c'mon baby! Hope you're all not waiting too much longer smile

purple84 Tue 22-Oct-13 12:22:27

I'm due on Saturday, so utterly fed up, I have just this minute started to cry because I have had my daily text from my dad, asking if there are any signs?
I know people are just worried and want to know but I will text people if/when it happens. I just can't handle the constant pestering for information that isn't here.
Good luck everyone x

SleepingWithABrokenHeart Tue 22-Oct-13 13:11:01

Ouch, sympathy for those that are overdue! I'm not even overdue and I've already had enough!

Even DD who is 3 is fed of of waiting and telling him he has to come out now haha!

If I don't answer my phone, which sometimes I'm just in such an arse i can't be bothered to speak, everyone assumes I've gone into labor, so I have to answer it grr.

And why is it people only ever wanna ring at the most inconvenient times?

Excited85 Tue 22-Oct-13 13:40:39

Oh purple I know how horrible that feels. My MIL has rang every day for nearly the past two weeks now asking if I've had any 'twinges' and am only 4 days over now. I've stopped answering the phone now as she is making me feel upset and like a failure - I know she's eager to meet her grandchild but seriously... What am I meant to do about it?!

BiscuitBeast Tue 22-Oct-13 14:26:07

Due tomorrow and have fingers and toes crossed that I'm not going to go over too much...blatantly will!

First baby and cannot wait, it's been a long 9mths and even longer last few weeks now. I'm so impatient grin

Have been having increase in sporadic BH over last week but no sign of any show or plug. Chronic back/pelvis/hip pain meaning resting AND moving is hideous <rolling eyes> but no sign of any contractions yet...I'm going stir crazy!

Hope you ladies aren't waiting too much longer for your little ones x

purple84 Tue 22-Oct-13 14:49:37

This really is the most annoying point of pregnancy, I told myself I would never complain about any bit of pregnancy as it took nearly 3 years and 4 mcs to get to this point, but basically this is the worse bit, like biscuit my hips are killing me they hurt when I sleep on my side (cant bloody sleep on back or belly obviously!!) so no sleep and yes I know we are gonna have sleepless nights soon but the thought of getting up for baby seems more worthwhile than having no sleep because I'm in pain, if I go for a walk they hurt, if I sit too long they hurt........what to do?
As well as the constant pestering for information what really gets to me is having nothing to do, nowhere to go, my DH at work all day and I have nothing to do, I really wouldn't have started mat leave 4 wks before due date if knew it was gonna be like this, I woud rather have been at work at least I would have something o talk about to people when they phone to ask about baby news.
Also I hate people saying "make the most of the rest" I don't want rest I want my baby.
Sorry rant over xx

TruJay Tue 22-Oct-13 15:37:02

Haha purple I completely agree, waking to feed/change ur newborn is so much better than it being for the 50th pee that evening, horrendous heartburn, cramps which make u think ooh this is it etc etc or worst of all a combination of the lot. I have found myself glaring at my poor hubby sleepy soundly at the side of me and thinking "You, you did this to me!" Haha
When I say I'm bored people just say "well u won't have time to be bored once baby is here!" Yes I know, that was the point I was making, I want my baby here. And as DS is now in pre-school, all the mum's, albeit lovely ladies are doing my head in "haven't u had that baby yet" why yes I have, I just figured I would carry a basketball round in my top just to keep u guessing hmm but thank u for your input random person I don't really know. I know people are curious but everyone asking " how long left now" just gets a bit tedious when it's tens of people everyday!

SleepingWithABrokenHeart Tue 22-Oct-13 15:40:34

I don't think I've had BH, either that or I just don't notice them hmm

Purple I said the same thing, I know I'll miss being pregnant, but its so hard to enjoy it when your this uncomfortable all the time!
I wake up loads throughout the night to pee, I said to oh at least when I wake up with the babba It wont be like trying to climb an assault course just to get out of bed!

Smerlin Tue 22-Oct-13 15:53:55

Haha sleeping- getting out of bed is sooo like an assault course isn't it!

The boredom thing is a killer- now starting my fourth week of mat leave and have already cooked, cleaned, met up with every friend who's free during the day, read etc. I've honestly had quite enough 'time to myself.'

GreenGiant3 Tue 22-Oct-13 17:28:58

I'm due in 12 days and feeling really fed up too!! Can't imagine what you ladies who have went over feel blushsad just want my baby to cuddle! Been on the birthing ball a lot the past few days trying to get it started, not happening though sad

Sleeptimenow Tue 22-Oct-13 17:38:31

I'm due on Sunday, keep getting the texts from MIL "how are you today?", what she actually wants to know is " is my grandchild on the way yet? "- oh yeah I'm in labour but am just pretending to have naff all signs to irritate you!

No signs, no show, irregular occasional Braxton hicks, SPD and now physio has given up treating it as worried about causing damage so on crutches. On plus side house is cleanest it has been in ages, but please baby get a move on! (Can you tell I'm a bit fed up of being pregnant?).

louise3louise3 Tue 22-Oct-13 18:04:43

Not due (how lovely to be having a baby) but honestly ladies just thank your lucky stars that you have got that far in pregnancy and that your babies will have a wonderful start in life staying in just that little bit longer. First baby born on due date. 2nd and 3rd babies, twins. Amniotic fluid leaked from week 20, waters broke fully at 26 weeks, delivered at 29 weeks, no steroids, told they would not survive as lungs too poor. Ventilated and intensive care for weeks. Discharged at 8 weeks weighing just over 4lbs each. Twin 2 potty trained at 3.5; twin 1 at 4 years 1 month. Started school now - impossible trying to explain developmental delay to anyone. Twin 1 possible brain damage due to infection/birth. A very long, slow, painful journey with them. Looking at them and their 'overdue' friends at school and my God, what a difference there is. 11 weeks early means a delay of 2.5 years in potty training and being told I was a 'crap' parent for not trying hard enough. Hope everything goes well for you all - you will get there eventually....

Slongette Tue 22-Oct-13 18:27:08

louise3louise3 sorry you've had a terrible time - my sister went through something similar and had her twins at 26 weeks so I can understand the traumas you've been/going through.

Having said that this thread is for those who've just had enough of being pregnant. Please don't make people feel bad - they feel bad enough already with all they have going on.

GreenGiant3 Tue 22-Oct-13 19:26:31

Sorry to hear your story Louise3, can't imagine how you must feel sad

however I do agree with Slongette, we mean no harm or offence but we are just sharing our experiences

purple84 Tue 22-Oct-13 20:05:24

Louise3louise3 I am very sorry to hear your story and think you are amazing to be going through that but as I have said in my post I know how lucky we all are, as me and DH have had a real struggle and many losses to get to this point, but that doesn't stop it being tedious as you may remember from your first pregnancy.

ringaringarosy Tue 22-Oct-13 20:14:01

I am not due til december,i went 3 weeks over with my 1st,1 week over with number 3 and 2 weeks over with number 4,those days you go over are the longest in the world!

I just kept telling myself i had waited 9 months,another couple of weeks wont hurt!and lots of baths,naps when i could and chocolate!

TruJay Tue 22-Oct-13 20:16:13

Over the last 16 months, due to miscarrying my last baby, I have been pregnant almost 13 months and still waiting for my baby so yeh I am pretty fed up.

What u have experienced is awful and u have my sympathies but you don't know what others are suffering with also.

There is a mum at my son's school who had a loss a few months back and has avoided me my entire pregnancy and given me some awful looks as bump has grown bigger, I can understand it is upsetting to see pregnant people after ur loss but what she doesn't know is my baby is conceived after having a loss too.

louise3louise3 Tue 22-Oct-13 21:38:47

Sorry, I was thoughtless. Didn't mean to upset/offend. Probably green eyed monster coming out x

Firsttimemom2013 Tue 22-Oct-13 22:24:34

Yep 1 week overdue and still waiting......if I hear one more person say to me "you still here then???" Think I may scream hmm trying everything to bring labour on myself before having to go into hospital on Friday to be induced, first baby so am entering the unknown here hmm but on the other hand I am quite excited cause after 9 months of waiting my hubby and I will meet our baby by the end of the week one way or another......grin

Readyasilleverbe Tue 22-Oct-13 22:39:17

Sleeping I'm also due thurs and as much as I'm making the most of my free time I'm ready to meet baby! Cramp tastic today but feel like this could go on for a while.....
Someone shared this with me recently and thought some of you may find it useful:

SleepingWithABrokenHeart Wed 23-Oct-13 08:15:10

So sorry you've had such a tough time louise.

Ah well still no sign envy I know he'll come when hes ready. I'm more anxious about having to be induced.. I don't have very reliable childcare so that's been playing on my mind, I'm moaning to oh about it and I'm not even overdue yet!

FrogsGoWhat Wed 23-Oct-13 08:42:10

Overdue and fed up.

Heartburn, reflux, SPD and a toddler who is giving up naps. Oh and I'm an older mum as well.

Come on bump! Time to come out!

GreenGiant3 Wed 23-Oct-13 08:58:06

Anyone else wake up durning the night not tired and have to fight to go back to sleep? The past week I'm finding it so difficult to sleep, feeling poorly too, possible early labour signs? God knows.. Probably wishful thinking grin any babies on their way yet? X

Excited85 Wed 23-Oct-13 10:12:20

Green giant, I'm the same wake up around 3/4 to go to the loo and that's it then, 9 times out of 10 I can't get back to sleep! Isn't it frustrating. Given up today, 5 days over and feeling pretty low so refusing to get out of bed!!! x

Jorior Wed 23-Oct-13 10:30:19

Soooo fed up here. 10 days to go but went to 42 weeks with my other 2 so I probably have more like 3 weeks left.

DH is away loads with work, DC2 has been at home sick all week and I've been up with him in the night. All I want to do is sleep but I'm spending my days doing school runs, cooking, cleaning, entertaining and playing peacemaker between my kids.

SPD, heartburn, BH, headaches and hormones. I'm done in!

Whinge over...thanks for the platform.

Greypuddle Wed 23-Oct-13 10:45:54

I just wanted to offer so much sympathy as I was 40+12 with mine and spent those 12 days permanently enraged on my bouncing ball. I would get the texts along the lines of 'how are you?' and then, so annoying - 'ok, you haven't answered so you must be in the hospital now...'. Yes, that's right, I'm not going to tell my closest friends and family when I have a baby you fucking idiots. I hated all my friends. grin. However, I did eventually have a baby, so, you know, this pregnancy thing does seem to work after all. And he's a total genius. Good luck everyone!

mycatlikestwiglets Wed 23-Oct-13 10:52:10

Yes to the waking up and not being able to get back to sleep. It's driving me crazy! Decided to catch up on some sleep after dropping DS at nursery this morning only for MIL to phone just as I was dropping off angry.

39+3 and ready for this baby now!

SleepingWithABrokenHeart Wed 23-Oct-13 11:04:24

I wake up loads in the night to pee, I have no trouble getting back to sleep though, even when hes kicking the hell out of me. But my toilet is downstairs.. so getting up to go to the loo is a pain in the arse! stairs at 3 in the morning should be banned!!

I had some good news! Last week baby wasn't engaged at all, midwifes kept trying to reassure me that it can happen when labour starts. Well they were surprised at how far down he is and I'm 3/5th engaged, finally! If I've not had him by Monday I'll also have a sweep. I know its not much and he still might not make an appearance anytime soon but its something eh?

Smerlin Wed 23-Oct-13 13:33:58

Really fed up now! Went for sweep today but midwife couldn't do it as cervix so unfavourable. Baby still only 3/5 engaged which is the same as 2 weeks ago so not putting any pressure on the cervix. Labour seems a distant dream! :-(

Lj8893 Wed 23-Oct-13 14:35:23

I'm abit confused with the whole 5/5 or 1/5 engaged.

At 36 weeks i was free, at 38 weeks I was 1/5 engaged. In my notes it seems that's pretty much fully engaged but can anyone confirm that for me?

My baby has a really big bum I'm sure, she keeps ramming it out so I have this big round lump on top of my bump and its really uncomfortable!! Think she's twerking in there grin

BummyMummy77 Wed 23-Oct-13 14:50:51

I know the not sleeping thing. Fall asleep at 12, pee every half hour then wake up at 3 or 4.

I'm so tired! Lying in bed now hoping I can drop back off. Getting off my phone would help lol.

SleepingWithABrokenHeart Wed 23-Oct-13 18:48:27

Not sure Lj, she said he was well in the pelvic area, and the other midwife (training) said she thinks hes about 3/5ths, midwife checked and said yes. I asked her if I was engaged then and she said yes we can only feel 2/5ths of his head.

I was due at the end of the month

But I have my baby here nowsmile

purple84 Wed 23-Oct-13 22:01:35

Whiteandyellow u are a big queue jumper :P ha ha, glad all well though.

LJ 5/5 is fully engaged 1/5 is starting to engage.

And yes to every restless lady on here I have trouble getting to sleep to start with, go to bed between 10 and 11 and never get to sleep before 1am or 2am, and at least 3 toilet breaks between 3am and 7am sad
xx as well as being completely uncomfortable and waking up every time I need to turn over, basically not much sleep.

Ah only because I had a lot of health issues

I totally get why you guy are fed up though the waiting sucks

Just think any day now you'll be doing what imposing posting about bleeding and sore nipples

GreenGiant3 Thu 24-Oct-13 07:49:46

I have been going to bed every night thinking tonight's THE night... But last night especially, we DTD !! I woke up a few times in pain... Did it come to anything... Pfft, sadly, no sad I'm driving myself crazy here sad

Congrats white!! Glad all is well now thankssmilethanks xxx

SleepingWithABrokenHeart Thu 24-Oct-13 08:26:47

For those that can't sleep in the night, at least you'll be ready for when baby comes? haha. I found it so hard trying to stay awake with dd1!

GreenGiant3 Thu 24-Oct-13 08:29:00

grin Sleeping - you should think night feeds will be a walk in the park for is.. Every possibility grin or not grin

FrogsGoWhat Thu 24-Oct-13 08:54:23

Well I am determined that today will be " the day", so I'm saying sod the SPD and sciatica, me and DD are going for a loooooong walk with the buggy to see if that sets anything off!

Lj8893 Thu 24-Oct-13 09:45:03

I seriously thought last night was the night. My dp got in from work at 9 and I was squirming around having really uncomfortable, bordering on painful braxton hicks.
We both thought ooooo this is it!! My dp had a quick tidy up, made us dinner and we both tried to get as much sleep as possible.

Its all stopped now sad

SpoonfulOfJam Thu 24-Oct-13 11:31:07

LJ- that's hilarious- I think my baby also enjoys twerking!

Due on Tues, been feeling crampy since Friday. I tend to feel worse in the evenings and early morning, so my husband heads to work, telling me he's on standby with his phone in his pocket, thinking today's the day. By late morning, I'm fine with nothing going on!

I think I am losing my plug though, was very wet this morning and it is much gloopier than usual (bleurgh.... sorry TMI).

I am just really hoping things progress naturally and I don't need to be induced. You may all think I'm crazy but I am going to refuse the sweep I have been offered for Monday (39+6). While I have never felt more uncomfortable in my whole life (also have a downstairs loo, pp) I want to see what my body will do on its own.

Hang in there, in a couple of months, none of us will even remember this time in limbo!

mycatlikestwiglets Thu 24-Oct-13 11:42:49

I'm with you Spoonfull, will be 40 weeks on Monday and my mw mentioned doing a sweep. I'm not interested - partly for the same reason as you and partly because it was really disheartening going for a sweep in my last pregnancy and being told it couldn't be done as the cervix was completely closed (I also HATE internals). I'm just prepared to wait it out this time and am currently planning to refuse induction too (although hoping I won't go that far overdue anyway obviously!).

mycatlikestwiglets Thu 24-Oct-13 14:11:23

I was out and about earlier and a completely random woman actually shouted at me "oh my God! You'd better not walk too far". Thanks for that you total bitch stranger, I hadn't realised I was heavily pregnant until you decided to bellow at me in the street hmm

Lj8893 Thu 24-Oct-13 14:19:33

Oh twiglets I would have given her a massive death stare!!

ChocChaffinchEvilGhostBird Thu 24-Oct-13 14:49:37

loving reading this, ladies, am 17wks with no. 3 and you have my extreme sympathies.
The end is in sight! Not long now! wishing you the best of luck for your forthcoming births, and you have permission to punch rude strangers right in the mouth. Blame the hormones grin

GreenGiant3 Thu 24-Oct-13 15:16:53

Thanks choc!

Twiglet - what a bitch!! shockconfused Some people are just SO rude!


I must agree getting up in the night to feed the baby is better than getting up for the loo for the millionth time or because your hips are aching

FrogsGoWhat Thu 24-Oct-13 19:14:45

Well cleaning the house and going for long walks both morning and afternoon have done nothing except bugger up my SPD so I can barely move this evening sad

honey86 Thu 24-Oct-13 20:28:19

39w after midnight grin or my scan due date today. i hope its the latter.
felt baby drop in my pelvis today and christ it hurt... getting slight low backache with irregular tightenings.... pls pls let this be it lol
prob isnt btw hmm

GreenGiant3 Thu 24-Oct-13 22:12:02

Honey, I have had the same symptoms since 3/4 pm wishing this is it but won't hold my breath, a lady I know gave birth to a little girl today 39weeks, I am green with envy envy wish it was me!!

WhenSheWasBadSheWasExhausted Fri 25-Oct-13 07:39:51

Has no one given birth yet? These babies are so annoying.

honey green I know what you mean with the whole baby dropping and it hurting, with any luck things will kick off soon. Maybe this is it?

I'm lying next to dd who is poorly sick with a cold (she's ok just got a cough now). I'm sure my body is not letting me go into labour till she's well again come on body it's just a sniffle, evict the baby already I've had enough

SleepingWithABrokenHeart Fri 25-Oct-13 08:18:01

Well I'm officially overdue sad lol.

Still no baby, but these past 2 nights hes been pushing on my cervix a lot which hurts, I hope that's a good sign!

I have my mum comming to visit tomorrow for the week, maybe hes just waiting for her hmm

FrogsGoWhat Fri 25-Oct-13 08:28:07

Well I'm now 3 days overdue.....

Annoyingly I was kept awake last night as every time I dropped off I would be woken by a contraction - about hourly until 2am when it stopped!

Then DD decided to keep waking up.....

It's going to be a fun day!

SleepingWithABrokenHeart Fri 25-Oct-13 09:31:55

Frogs that sucks!

I'm going to go for a long walk later, I should be having a sweep Monday if I haven't gone into labour by then.

Has anybody has a successful sweep?

Excited85 Fri 25-Oct-13 09:44:33

One whole week overdue now :-(

Had a sweep yesterday, cervix was up and closed so didn't look like little one would be going anywhere soon. She managed to get it in place and open (which wasn't particularly pleasant) but once she stopped yanking it was much more bearable! She did dislodge my plug also which was a good start.

Felt really optimistic yesterday after that as mw said she was sure I would start getting cramps yesterday and baby would turn up by end of weekend but after another night of no sleep and no twinges am well and truly fed up today. I truly think this baby doesn't want to come, and although I'm only a week over based on scan dates, on my dates it's more than 3 weeks late (they put me back 2 weeks at scan) so am starting to think there is something wrong...

Excited85 Fri 25-Oct-13 09:45:50

Oh and also had a long walk yest aft following sweep and dtd again last night but clearly neither work. If one more person tells me a hot curry or sex will do the job I'm liable to hurt them! Sorry for the rant!!

purple84 Fri 25-Oct-13 11:23:33

Excited I know what you mean, even when I say to people "we have tried everything" they still send a list of suggestions FFS....
Also please don't worry bout dates, your scan date will be the most accurate xx

What is it with these babies teasing us as well, last night really thought it was the night, painful contraction......then waited for next one but it never came.

I also have a sweep on Monday, I really want it to work so bad but starting to think it will never happen!!

Smitten1981 Fri 25-Oct-13 11:28:12

Hi all

I'm 40+2 today and no sign of things kicking off. Cleaned the house all morning yesterday to try and keep active but all I did was give myself pelvis pain. Could barely move last night.

Nothing to do but sit around and wait today. Sigh.

Good to know I'm not alone though. Good luck to you all! Let's get things moving.

Excited85 Fri 25-Oct-13 12:12:45

It's horrible isn't it purple, if one more person tells me to bounce on my ball, eat curry or have sex I'll go mad. I've had the ball stuck to my bum from about 26 weeks an as for the currys and sex dh has never had it so good!!!

Smerlin Fri 25-Oct-13 12:46:29

3 days overdue here. For a bit of variation I went for an acupuncture session this morning which is supposed to induce labour.

Nothing happening so far but other people said it worked for them so who knows. Think will follow up with sex and a curry this evening!

Does anyone else get a sore tailbone from bouncing on the wretched ball?!

Von1973 Fri 25-Oct-13 13:36:04

Hi everyone. I'm due today. Honestly didn't think I'd still be waiting as felt sure (perhaps wishful thinking), baby would be early. Like most of you, tired of waiting and at the slightest twinge, thinking 'is this it'? It's my first baby, also seriously fed up with the 'any news' texts and emails! Not that I wish anyone else to be in this position, but thank you, it helps to know I'm not alone.

SpoonfulOfJam Fri 25-Oct-13 13:53:04

I have retired to my bed with a hot water bottle. I am waiting for the back ache to go... I am sure today's not the day, my body is just falling apart! As I posted earlier, the pain usually goes by late morning, today it's being more persistent. Losing more of my plug.

I am due on Tuesday so still hopeful that things will progress naturally.

SleepPleaseSleep Fri 25-Oct-13 13:54:13

Jolly good luck all of you. And be warned! My ds kept me waiting, practising my contractions, for 2 weeks. And then on the weekend before I was due to be induced, contractions started again at half-past midnight. I thought - tired, fed up and a bit jaded - I'd get up for a bit and walk round then go back to bed. Half an hour later, i suggested to my equally jaded dh that perhaps he should get up - I was getting dressed just in case. Half an hour after that, not having succeeded in getting fully dressed, I was screaming for a taxi, and half an hour again, the taxi was racing through the night, jumping level crossings just as they shut, with a very worried driver saying 'not now missus please'. Baby arrived at 2.45 am!
About bloody time too, I told him!

Excited85 Fri 25-Oct-13 14:04:13

Fingers crossed for you Spoonful!

Smerlin, let us know how accupuncture goes. I tried reflexology earlier this week but clearly didn't work for me so I hope you have better luck :-)

Sleep, I can just imagine that happening! You must have been so panicked. I imagine my little one will just string it out, will probably be in labour for a week at this rate!

ChocChaffinchEvilGhostBird Fri 25-Oct-13 14:30:37

when I went 11+ with dd, someone suggested pineapple to me in my mother's hearing. She seriously thought I was going to, a-hem, 'put it somewhere'. she was most concerned I removed the prickles first hmm

Lj8893 Fri 25-Oct-13 14:42:08

choc that's brilliant!! The kind of thing my mum would say!

I've eaten loads of pineapple this week, hasn't worked yet and I now have a sore tongue!

ChocChaffinchEvilGhostBird Fri 25-Oct-13 15:07:24

didn't work for me either. maybe you are supposed to do 'the other' with it

BummyMummy77 Fri 25-Oct-13 15:20:52

I'm SO bored! I can't do anything due to back pain, hip pain and shooting pains in my arse, sickness is back with a vengeance and my acid is just shooting out of my mouth.

I want to clean the house for the midwives but can't get off the sofa.

Dh tried sex but I'm too fat to get it in.

I've eaten millions of pissing pineapples, eat spicy food every night and tried foot zoning (which actually gave me a couple of contractions but it freaked dh out so much he wouldn't carry on. And it hurt my feet.)

And the next person to suggest walking lots - argh! I'd need to high dose of morphine to walk past my front door.

SpoonfulOfJam Fri 25-Oct-13 16:25:45

Bummy- hilarious, we have really struggled to have 3rd trimester sex too! (well, any sex at all really!)

Well I've been having contractions for a couple of hours. I'm not getting my hopes up, but I am now pottering, making sure I stay upright and mobile, just in case this is for real. Will also shave my legs when my husband gets back from work. (I think I mentioned on another thread, I am afraid of getting stuck in the bath!!)

Checking the hospital bags now.

Wish me luck, but I would put money on me checking back in tomorrow after probably a sleepless night with no baby to show for it!

purple84 Fri 25-Oct-13 16:31:58

Spoonful Fingers crossed it has to happen at some point, right???

Good luck ladies x

SleepingWithABrokenHeart Fri 25-Oct-13 16:36:58

A couple of weeks ago I was panicking I wouldn't have a new car in time for baby! I gave up looking and came across a really good deal.

I said to oh if we just stop expecting him to come, he might come? Meh I've tried everything else so its worth a shot! I'm actually being rather ok about him not making an appearance, for now!

Good luck Spoonful, hopefully the rest of us wont be too far behind! smile

BummyMummy77 Fri 25-Oct-13 16:51:21

spoonful good luck!

I need to sort my moomin out ASAP. And legs. Not sure if I trust dh with my moomin though.

SleepingWithABrokenHeart Fri 25-Oct-13 17:08:00

I have a question about a show!! TMI btw.

Do you loose it all at once? I basically went to change my pad and had a bit of mucus, but it has a tiny, (it was tiny but obv enough for me to notice something was different!) red/pink bit.

I had a quick look on google images (I have a strong stomach) and it was not as bad at those but there's def some in there! So I wiped and just more mucus no blood e.g. so is it possible to just loose it a little bit? hmm

SleepingWithABrokenHeart Fri 25-Oct-13 17:09:35

Ive never had one before so I'm not sure what expect, maybe wishful thinking.

Lj8893 Fri 25-Oct-13 17:26:35

Yes it's possible to lose just a bit. I lost quite a lot when I was 37 weeks, and then started losing more throughout this week (39). Its not always bloody either.

mycatlikestwiglets Fri 25-Oct-13 21:51:06

Thanks Bummy for your post up thread which really made me laugh! You say very eloquently pretty much how I feel grin

littleomar Fri 25-Oct-13 22:09:02

Hello I've been lurking. 36 weeks today but twins and was expecting them to be early. Stretch marks suddenly started appearing yesterday. I hurt all over and I'm really pissed off with everyone and induction not until 4 November. None of the DIY stuff is working.

hoping things start for some of you overnight!

Excited85 Sat 26-Oct-13 05:50:58

Ok I honestly think I could cry. Now 8 days over and despite having regular tightenings yet again yesterday they just stopped in the night. I honestly thought baby would be early or at least a few days either side of d day. I know baby will come when it's ready but I just feel like I'm letting everybody down. Added to that I have promised work I'll be back in in January (this is a crucial time of year and will set up all my business for the next year) I'm getting really worried with every extra day that passes.

Please someone tell me to get a grip before I sink into self pity!

FrogsGoWhat Sat 26-Oct-13 09:10:35

No ordering of grips here - but I'll hold your hand! 4 days overdue now and been getting a few hours of contractions most nights for a week which then stop. Yet are just enough to fuck up my sleep before the toddler wakes...

Ah well, DP has taken her swimming for an hour so I should be napping now.

GreenGiant3 Sat 26-Oct-13 09:53:06

So last night I had my bloody show!! smile Happy with that, shows something is happening, been getting tightenings that are keeping me up most nights but come to nothing sad hopefully I won't be long....

Does anyone know, the bloody show comes after the mucus plug? (Been thinking I've been losing it bit by bit all week) and apparently the bloody show is due to the cervix opening (possibly dilating) is this true?

Thanks x

purple84 Sat 26-Oct-13 10:04:19

Greengiant I don't know the answer to your question but wanted to wish you luck x

mycatlikestwiglets Sat 26-Oct-13 10:21:35

Ooh exciting GreenGiant! I don't know the answer either but I think the bloody show is the start of things. I had one about 6 hours before my waters broke last time so fingers crossed for you!

Excited85 Sat 26-Oct-13 10:44:22

Not sure Greengiant, I had bloody bit if show in thurs but the rest of it has been fairly clear and last bit (I think) came out this morning. Definitely a step in the right direction though!

Lj8893 Sat 26-Oct-13 12:13:40

greengiant I think it all comes under the same thing, basically the bloody show is part of your mucus plug.

Some people don't have a bloody show at all, just a show which is losing thier mucus plug.

Either way, its all a good sign things are moving in the right direction!!!

SleepingWithABrokenHeart Sat 26-Oct-13 14:30:53

Well, I don't wanna jinx things ladies but I've been out all morning looking around the shops. We were going to go for a walk this afternoon but it may have to go on hold because I've been in so much pain all morning!

I never knew what BH felt like and wasn't sure if I was getting them or not but I've been getting pains they last about 10 secs so I'm now writing down when I have one to see if there regular, I think their probably just BH but oh thinks it might be the start of early labour!

Lj8893 Sat 26-Oct-13 14:47:49

Fingers crossed for you!!

SleepingWithABrokenHeart Sat 26-Oct-13 14:52:44

at 2:22 they were every 6 mins, now I'm having them every 5 mins. Midwife said to call if there every 5-7 mins, but I'm not sure how intense they need to be?

With dd1 I got told I wasn't in labor because I wasn't on the floor screaming basically, turned out I was and was very lucky to not give birth in the hospital lift. Maybe I'm just better handling at hiding how much pain I'm in for god sake!

I'm going to see how I go for the next half an hour and maybe give my midwife a call to see what they say.

Lj8893 Sat 26-Oct-13 14:57:28

Yeah I would give them a call.

I keep thinking that too, yes I know for the majority of women labour is painful, but there are some that just get a few twinges and that's it. How will I know if I'm one of those lucky women?? My mums friend felt hardly any pain with any of her 3 children!

BummyMummy77 Sat 26-Oct-13 15:27:28

Good luck! smile

I spent 3 hours carving a pumpkin last night. No easy task considering I had to do it in between my legs as my back hurt so much with my pumpkin in the way. Must have been a funny sight.

I'm going to go throw up now and go back to bed.

WhenSheWasBadSheWasExhausted Sat 26-Oct-13 16:02:51

sleeping it sounds like things could be starting for you (I'm not envy at all honest grin)

Best of luck

bummy huge pumpkin and huge belly don't sound like a good mix, I bet it looks good though.

green any news after your bloody show?

GreenGiant3 Sat 26-Oct-13 19:47:43

Whenshe, nothing worth reporting tbh, some random tightenings, that just don't seem to be going anywhere, it's such a long dragging process confusedgrin

Every niggle I'm wishing it's going to keep going on but I'm sadly mistaken! Just ordered a curry! I don't even like curry but il give anything a bash grin on birthing ball sipping on some raspberry leaf tea... God I know I'm probably wasting my time doing all these "remedies" but I'm willing to try anything once!! winksmile

What about everyone else? Any signs of babies?

Lj8893 Sat 26-Oct-13 20:16:20

I have certainly had some contractions today!! But very far apart and fairly mild. But its all giving me hope smile

BummyMummy77 Sat 26-Oct-13 22:12:09

I've come to a conclusion. All these things DON'T work.

I've been bouncing on a ball, mainlining raspberry leaf tea, eating the world's hottest food, eating whole pineapples, foot zoning, walking lots even though it's agony, trying to have sex (too fat) for a week and nothing.

ChaffinchOfDoom Sat 26-Oct-13 22:21:31

try the opposites grin

mild food, keeping still and relaxing,

SleepingWithABrokenHeart Sat 26-Oct-13 22:23:06

Hes here!! Isaac Ray born 6.08pm smile one very wotn out mummy.. goodnight and goodluck ladies xx

ChaffinchOfDoom Sat 26-Oct-13 22:31:06

congratulations!! thanks

Lovely name . Look after yourself .

SleepingWithABrokenHeart Sat 26-Oct-13 22:34:42

Hes here!! Isaac Ray born 6.08pm smile one very wotn out mummy.. goodnight and goodluck ladies xx

purple84 Sat 26-Oct-13 23:17:45

Congratulations Sleeping xx

I'm still waiting, today is due date....... DH took me to cinema and for meal and a walk but nothing sad

Lj8893 Sat 26-Oct-13 23:21:08

Aww yay!!! Congratulations sleeping how lovely for you smile

BummyMummy77 Sat 26-Oct-13 23:51:55

Woohoo! Congrats sleeping!

GreenGiant3 Sun 27-Oct-13 00:04:43

Wooohoo! Congrats sleeping thanksthanksthanks lovely name!!

Me next... Please? smilegrin

Lj8893 Sun 27-Oct-13 00:07:43

Well its officially D-Day for me.......doesn't seem like its going to happen sigh

BummyMummy77 Sun 27-Oct-13 01:28:59

No ME next pushes Greengiant out of the way

SpoonfulOfJam Sun 27-Oct-13 06:06:40

My baby boy arrived last night. 24 hour early labour- sent home twice! Thought we'd never get there. Finally went back at 8cm. Wonderful water birth. Little Gabriel 7lb 7 born on the last day of summer xxx

WhenSheWasBadSheWasExhausted Sun 27-Oct-13 07:26:19

sleeping and spoonful congratulations, love both the names. Hope you get some rest.

lj88 it's my due date too, dd was two weeks early so I never thought I would get this far along.

I don't think I'm going to be next, we should have a race between green and bummy.

FrogsGoWhat Sun 27-Oct-13 08:06:28


Excited85 Sun 27-Oct-13 08:26:12

Congratulations sleeping and spoonful! Not at all jealous... Honestly! Lovely names :-)

Hang on a minute, I'm 9 days overdue, can I go next pretty pretty please?! I don't care if I have to sneeze it out through my nose I just want my baby now!!!!

Smerlin Sun 27-Oct-13 08:41:19

Congratulations on the new arrivals!

Update on the acupuncture- I went from 'not at all favourable' cervix on Weds to 1cm dilated and 70% effaced when midwife checked before performing a sweep yesterday ( had acupuncture session Fri) so it may have made some difference.

Sadly active labour seems to be eluding me but some progress in the right direction at least ...

GreenGiant3 Sun 27-Oct-13 08:48:42

Oh ladies I think I may let you all push infront today, only till I feel better though!!winkgrin

I have come down with a bug, in agony all over, being sick, cough, sore head the lot.. Think my nephew passed it on to me yesterday? Don't think I could manage labour today! confusedsad why me!

Congrats spoonful thanksthankssmile

mycatlikestwiglets Sun 27-Oct-13 09:28:18

Massive congrats to Sleeping and Spoonful thanks. Am massively envy though, I've hardly slept in days now and am SO uncomfortable but there's no sign of anything happening. Not even due until tomorrow so I shouldn't moan really but I just want this baby out NOW!

sammythemummy Sun 27-Oct-13 09:59:45

Due date was yesterday..not impressed.

Had my bloody show 2weeks ago and nothing since.
Been thinking of going for a loooong walk, but whats the point seeing as its not worked for any of you ladies.

Congrats to the new mummies

purple84 Sun 27-Oct-13 10:08:04

Congratulations Spoonful


Sammy my due date was yesterday too, I have done EVERYTHING suggested to bring on labour but obviously NOTHING has worked, long walks just make me sore all over sad

Good luck everyone but I wouldn't be adverse to pushing you all out the way and getting next in queue SORRY blush

BummyMummy77 Sun 27-Oct-13 10:25:23

Congrats spoonful :D

excited you're welcome to go first. I'm too tired for labour today. I got 2 hours sleep thanks to insane ligament pain last night.

That and my twat of a dh insisting loudly all night it must be contractions and trying to call the midwife.

SleepingWithABrokenHeart Sun 27-Oct-13 11:06:29

Congratulations spoonful

My tiny baby was a whopping 10.9

Lj8893 Sun 27-Oct-13 11:58:03

Congratulations spoonful

I'm very jealous!!! Would really like to have my baby today, but doesn't seem likely.....although I did have a crazy nesting moment last night!

mycatlikestwiglets Sun 27-Oct-13 15:15:08

Blimey Sleeping shock, well done you on such a whopper!

sammythemummy Sun 27-Oct-13 16:40:09

Well just got in from a long walk, feel very sore but nothings happened yet.

purple its only been one day overdue but feels like a week. Come ooonnnnnn babies!!

Emily1974 Sun 27-Oct-13 16:49:05

loads of walking (don't have to be in one go) triggered me into labour for both of my pregnancies!

Excited85 Sun 27-Oct-13 19:02:22

Fingers crossed for you Sammy, though got to say I've been doing long walks most days for past few weeks and hasn't done anything :-(

Got second sweep tomorrow at 10 days overdue - really hoping this will work as don't want an induction - the idea of an epidural really freaks me out and everything I read about inductions says you're best to have one. Having said that midwife was certain the first sweep would work but no luck there.

Argh, this must be karma for having a really straightforward pregnancy!

WhenSheWasBadSheWasExhausted Sun 27-Oct-13 21:20:44

excited grin at sneeze it out of my nose. Best of luck with the sweep tomorrow, I have one too but I'll only be 1 day overdue.

green sorry you are sick, that's shit timing. Hope it shifts soon.

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