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I've been pregnant forever

(227 Posts)
Tea1Sugar Thu 20-Feb-14 11:29:07

Does anyone else feel this way? I'm only 31+2 so less than 8 weeks until elcs but I am so so over being pregnant!!

angelopal Thu 20-Feb-14 11:36:25

Yes. 39+3 and so fed up of heartburn and feeling like a beached whale.

Julietee Thu 20-Feb-14 12:16:45

Yes. Pregnancy might as well be forever. I am a huge globe woman and I feel sad sad (39+4)

SweetPea86 Thu 20-Feb-14 12:21:27

Yep 33 weeks and just teary eyed today. Sick off feeling sick, back ache short of breathe. Totally grateful I'm pregnant but just want him to be here now I'm so down in the dumps.

Inglori0us Thu 20-Feb-14 20:17:17

Yup. Been pregnant for about 2 years (or 32 weeks).
Fed up, fat, slow, annoyed, hormonal, can't sleep, not enjoying food, pelvic pain, carpal tunnel, I could go

Inglori0us Thu 20-Feb-14 20:18:03

Just want the baby out. And a couple of large glasses of wine.

Strokethefurrywall Thu 20-Feb-14 20:34:31

Just shy of 35 weeks here.

Baby was almost taken out at 30+3 due to horrendous norovirus affecting us both and am now on anti-contraction meds to keep him in yet I still veer between thinking "stay in until 37 weeks kid" and "get the fuck out now".

I am clinging on to the good points that a) I've only suffered 2 days of heartburn this pregnancy instead of 2 months of it in the last one; and b) I'm still sleeping 10 hours a night with one pee break.

Small things ladies, small things :-)

mojo1981 Sat 22-Feb-14 23:30:49

Yep just posted exactly the same!! 30+1 and want it to end now..... Thank god I'm not the only one and yes......... Wine please!!!

Jolleigh Sun 23-Feb-14 00:58:48

35 weeks. 35 very long, tiring weeks. 36 on Wednesday. Which scares the shit out of me because then there's just a week until baby is considered full term. And what I wouldn't give to be allowed a bottle of wine to dull the worry at what is waiting right at the end of pregnancy and the start of motherhood.

MummyPig24 Sun 23-Feb-14 02:56:42

I feel like an elephant. This is the longest pregnancy in the history of pregnancies. And I'm only 37 weeks so I have a potential 5 weeks to go. God it can't go on for another 5 weeks, surely that would be cruel?!

lighteningmcmama Sun 23-Feb-14 06:58:47

About 2 months and I already feel like that

colleysmill Sun 23-Feb-14 07:27:06

I felt like this last week - I'm nearly 39 weeks and booked in for a section this week. I'm getting a bit apprehensive now though

CrispyFB Sun 23-Feb-14 12:04:40

Yep. Now 36 weeks (by NHS dates anyway, more like 35+3 by ovulation) and it has basically been an eternity. As I have a history of preterm labour I always feel like I'm on edge for baby to come out which makes things feel longer!

I do know that the 9 months post birth goes extra fast to make up for pregnancy though - once she's here, Christmas will show up five minutes later, I just know it.

PiratesMam Sun 23-Feb-14 13:05:55

38+3 here. Doesn't help that people keep actually saying "wow, you've been pregnant for ages!" hmm Does help that I can see light at the end of the tunnel now though. Never again!

Thisismyfirsttime Sun 23-Feb-14 15:57:02

I've been pregnant for at least 10 years and I need space! Space for my stomach, space for my bladder, space for my lungs, personal space. And I'm still only 29 weeks!

iloveweetos Sun 23-Feb-14 16:01:49

33+5 here
And desperate to not have heartburn and to have space for my lungs!!
Can't wait to have some wine and just want to see the baby now! Dd is so bored waiting for the baby too!

Loopylouu Sun 23-Feb-14 16:16:56

Yes! I am 35 weeks this week.

But, I also had a mc last year and then fell pregnant first cycle after that.

So, I fell pregnancy in Jan last year, a months break after the mc then have been pregnant ever since. In my head (and the way my body felt/feels) I have been pregnant for 13 months already.

I wan the heartburn gone, I want to be able to take a deep breath, I want to be able to turn over in bed without dh having to winch me over, I want to couch without peeing my pants.......

Section is four weeks away.

SaucyJack Sun 23-Feb-14 17:22:15

39+4 here.

It'll all be over soon <repeats to self in manner of Irish mother from Titanic film>

I'm 37 weeks today and have shouted 'Get out. GET OUT!' more than once today. It's gone fast because I have DS1 to run round after, but it's also dragged because I found out when I was about 12 seconds pregnant.
I feel sick, I am exhausted and I can't breathe.

I shouldn't have been so quick to shout get out though because my smart hospital-wear isn't being delivered until tomorrow and all I have in my hospital bag is breast pads and makeup.

34 weeks tomorrow.

I'm full to bursting with my gigantic +90th percentile child who is made entirely of elbows, 800 gallons of amniotic fluid and other seemingly non-essential things like lung capacity and a stomach.

I'm so fecking uncomfortable and all anyone can say is 'not long now!' lying twunts.

I can't do another 6 weeks, let alone 8 confused I can't, I tell you! I CAN'T!!

LJBanana Sun 23-Feb-14 19:44:34

Same same and same.
37+3 here-that + 3 counts as it means nearly 38. I have been sick nearly everyday have spd and with 2 ds' already I have nil energy.
I keep reminding myself that I won't ever do this again-but I'm over it now. So over it!

Legalbaby79 Sun 23-Feb-14 20:58:20

30+3 and a size of a small elephant with the bladder of a mouse !!!!! However I have been blessed not to have heartburn and my sickness has stopped shock

JustCallMeBaldrick Sun 23-Feb-14 21:01:24

40 weeks today, and thoroughly pissed off. I don't want to be pregnant anymore, I've had enough. I want a nice squishy newborn instead please. Now.

Writerwannabe83 Sun 23-Feb-14 21:05:05

35wks+2 and over the past week I cannot believe how things have changed.

I'm no longer glowingly pregnant, I'm a waddling, exhausted, uncomfortable incubator. I'm suddenly aware that my body is now preparing to produce and nourish a baby and it feels very odd!!

Heartburn is back and twice as bad.
Baby movements are now more painful than enjoyable.
My thighs rub together when I walk and everything just feels bigger 'down there'.
I'm breathless most of the time.
Even my maternity clothes don't fit properly anymore so I look quite trampy most days.
I'm fed up of my heavy boobs hanging down over my bump - so sweaty and uncomfortable!!
I can't stop burping!!

The worst thing is that I no longer care how gross I have become - I just don't have the energy to care. I plan to hide myself away for the next month!!!!

fiverabbits Sun 23-Feb-14 21:07:16

I had my DD at 40+19 days and she was breech. Had low blood pressure all the way through so spent 5 months over winter indoors as not allowed out on my own, only went to medical appointments as anything else was too tiring.
had DS at 40 weeks + 10 days, morning sickness all the time and 20 month DD to look after. No scans in my day, doctor said will know if breech after the birth, wasn't luckily.


PiratesMam Sun 23-Feb-14 21:46:17

40+19! shock

lighteningmcmama Sun 23-Feb-14 22:35:43

Wow I thought I had it rough with 40+16 with dc1!

Inglori0us Sun 23-Feb-14 22:49:20

Literally felt like I was going crazy today gt. Dd woke up every hour last night, dh rolled in at 1am

Inglori0us Sun 23-Feb-14 22:54:07

Thankfully I had a sleep this afternoon and felt less mental after but now it's Sunday night, dh is packing as he's away tor work from tomorrow and I feel crap.
Baby is still breech and pressing on my lungs. The thought of another 8 weeks of this actually makes me cry.
Also, bump is huge and if one more person says "due any day?" I swear I'm going to go fucking postal.

Spookey80 Mon 24-Feb-14 10:12:56

38+4 here. Completely fed up, agitated and miserable.
Fed up of wearing the same crappy clothes, fed up of not being able to sleep.
Took dd back to to school today and ds back to pre-school after half term and feel like everyone's looking, thinking "is she still pregnant"? Have been asked by every parent this morning "not long now surely" comments.
Can't sleep, can't really be bothered with anymore cleaning as actually quite tired,, thrush playing up, I'm basically a mess.

thecakeisalie Mon 24-Feb-14 12:50:26

I'm 35 weeks and feeling exactly the same. I'm so uncomfortable all the time but especially after my evening meal. I've given up hoping to keep even a shred of dignity for the next few weeks. I look a state and my body is wrecked. My two boys are 2 & 4 so still expecting some form of normal life to continue but I could cry at the fact that it's still another 5-7 weeks of waiting, ds2 was born at 40+10 so I'm thinking I'll go overdue again.

It's really not helping that I have a horrible niggling anxiety about it all going horribly wrong so I can even relax and get excited I just want this baby here safe and healthy so I can stop being an anxious grumpy wreck!

At least it's all worth it in the end smile

thecakeisalie Mon 24-Feb-14 12:51:10

*can't even relax and get excited

Spookey80 Mon 24-Feb-14 19:45:31

Thecakeisalie I also feel anxious, want to know all safe and ok,, and it's making me so anxious and agitated I just don't know what to do with myself. Just want everything to be ok.

tsw Mon 24-Feb-14 20:23:12

I've been pregnant since August 2012. It's starting to take its toll on my body now....

colleysmill Mon 24-Feb-14 20:53:54

Well I'm all packed, should be all over by this time tomorrow.

I'm more nervous than excited (although I never get very excited throughout pregnancy, I was the same last time too) can't quite believe it's happening!

IMissSleep Mon 24-Feb-14 21:13:06

Me to me to!

Heartburn confused
Acid confused
Transverse/breech babyconfusedconfusedconfusedconfusedconfused
And I can't control my wind blush it happens without my control. Glamorous, oh so glamorous

Only 7 weeks to go. Can't come soon enough. I've been having dreams for the last week about drinking 2 whole glasses of winesmile

McFox Mon 24-Feb-14 21:23:15

I'm only 26 weeks and feel like this! Am in the bath for the 5th night in a row due to spd, I'm heavy breathing like a dirty phone perv because my lungs feel all squished, and I'm on my own because DH is working away. None of these things make me happy!!

MummyPig24 Tue 25-Feb-14 06:37:55

Dh keeps saying "hurry up" or "the baby's coming today" and has been symptom spotting everything. I've had a lot of very mild period pains but I know that can go on for weeks before labour actually starts.

Every time I go to the loo I hope to see that I've had a show. I know it's unlikely that baby would come this early (37+3) but I guess I am anxious. I keep thinking about all the different scenarios and what I would do. If the kids are in school/pre school, if it's in the night, if it's the weekend. Argh!

x0gawjus0x Tue 25-Feb-14 06:42:53

I'm 39 weeks tomorrow (just refused induction) and having my first sweep Monday, im very excited she's gonna be here soon but I'm still loving being pregnant and adamant that she'll come when she's ready and genuinely don't mind waiting for her aslong as she's healthy! I hated the wait for the 12 week scan that was the hardest part for me, not long now ladies chin up x

Inglori0us Tue 25-Feb-14 12:47:06

mummy pig I had dd at 37+4!
I'm actually hoping this one is early (but healthy) as I can not face this much longer.
Dd is sick with awful cough and chest infection so she can't sleep, I'm living in the North Surrey flood plain and i want a McDonald's milkshake.
My homebirth midwife is on holiday boozing it up in Trinidad and my DH is staying in a swanky hotel for workbavd has the fucking cheek to c

Inglori0us Tue 25-Feb-14 12:49:45

...complain about shit wifi. Bastard.
And I can't fit my bump under the water in the bath anymore my iphone autocorrect is giving me rage and my toddler unplugged my freezer.
All is not well in my world.

SaucyJack Wed 26-Feb-14 08:48:28

Finally 40 weeks today.

I'm going to assume the 40+19 mentioned upthread was a typo smile

Cacraig2 Wed 26-Feb-14 19:59:44

38+6 i.e. 10years and counting. This last 8 weeks have dragged just want one of these twinges to be the real thing just get on with it I want my body back NOW!! Plus every day baby is not here feels like a day of my maternity leave wasted and know it will fly by.

PiratesMam Thu 27-Feb-14 01:11:46

Well now it's after midnight so I'm officially 39 weeks today. What I really want back is simply the power to regulate my own body temperature again - so sick of my hands and feet being baking hot! Baby is back to back too, which is so uncomfortable and nothing will shift him angry

I think the furthest over my hospital lets you go is 10 days, although if I can convince them to do it earlier then great - my other 2 children delivered back to back too and it's not like it gets easier the bigger they get!

Vikkijayne2507 Thu 27-Feb-14 01:30:37

34 weeks and I was fine up until 32 weeks since then awful back and pelvic pain feel absoulutely huge nothing looks nice hate seeing myself waddling around only feel comfy in pjs. Im not sleeping only 3 hours at a time. I keep getting stabby pains in my foof, i agree writer my maternity clothes look too small so i feel like a tramp which doesnt help living in portugal with all these tiny slender women with perky boobs. Ive never had perky boobs being a 34 D originally but now they are just way to large and wobbly.
It takes forever to find a posiiton that doesnt hurt to sleep without heartburn coming and needing a wee. I have too much trapped wind which really hurts somedays and flatulance is just so lovely and attractive. grr rant over

Spookey80 Thu 27-Feb-14 13:06:21

So glad others have said about maternity clothes, I just want to wear something different now, look dreadful. 39 weeks for me tomorrow,, can't do another school run with everyone asking 'how long?' I know what a misery I am ay? Also worried r.e babies position as it's seems to have moved a bit, and I'm scared it could be back to back ( had this with no1 baby and was my scary delivery) last item was ok.
Feel so restless and agitated,., bored, but tired and can't be bothered to do very much. Also I've already had 1 months mat leave now, so only another 9 to go- how depressing!

findingherfeet Thu 27-Feb-14 14:15:20

40+2 here hmm I can't get comfy to sleep, I've cleaned, I'm ready...just bloody impatient/irritable/anxious - my poor DD1 (though I did

findingherfeet Thu 27-Feb-14 14:28:24

Ops....I did throw myself around at baby ballet and gymnastics, you never know might bring something on!)

Spookey80 Sat 01-Mar-14 09:10:30

Hi, I'm still fed up,.,.but just wandered if anyone has had any movement yet? I'm now 39+1 and feeling quite down, which I know is stupid, but just want it to happen now. I think maybe its gonna go on forever. I was very slightly early with my 2 dcs so everyone keeps expecting me to be early.

findingherfeet Sat 01-Mar-14 09:36:42

40+4 here confused

Vikkijayne2507 Sat 01-Mar-14 14:04:40

I do hope your babies come soon esp you finding I am only 34 + 3 and already getting a bit fed up needing oh to help me get up and takes a lot of effort to turn over in bed. Knowing I have 5 1\2 more weeks until due date and then could go up to 2 weeks over aghh

Spookey80 Sat 01-Mar-14 16:25:41

I know I keep going over in my head "it could be another 18 days" (mw said they induce at 12 days over here). Think I will be crazy by then.
Had a big row with dh today,, just what him to try and pick me up a bit,,. But he just seems annoyed about my being down. I feel quite sad at times.

colleysmill Sat 01-Mar-14 18:21:09

Seems ages ago since I posted on this thread! and there is an end insight.

I'm home now with our new addition and its all worth it in the end

Cacraig2 Sat 01-Mar-14 22:21:18

Congratulations colleysmill yup end in sight. It can't stay in there forever!
Spookey80 I feel really down at times too the waiting game is really hard just rant and cry then arrange something nice to fill another pregnant day.

SaucyJack Sat 01-Mar-14 22:24:39

40+3 and counting.....

Congrats colleys

colleysmill Sun 02-Mar-14 09:20:22

Thank you smile

I make such a grumpy pregnant person and we had decided at about 17 weeks this would definately be our last! I don't miss being pregnant, particularly the heartburn and the inability to walk less than 10 mins without having a sitdown.and.just generally feeling like a tank.

The last week flew by though and suddenly the day had arrived (planned section)

ds is just perfectly squidgy, makes me remember why we do it! Good luck everyone!

BumpAndGrind Sun 02-Mar-14 14:38:38

I had terrible HG and slipped in my own sick running to the bathroom at 31 weeks, ruptured my waters and had DD at 31+3.

I was so glad I wasn't pregnant anymore I felt guilty for not wishing she was still inside me.

I hated every second of it. I doubt DD will have a sibling.

Spookey80 Sun 02-Mar-14 19:15:33

Congratulations colleysmill, fingers crossed will be my item soon. I know I shouldn't wish my pregnancy away but I just want it sooo bad now!
When I forget about it I'm ok,, but most of the day I remember and get myself all wound up.

PiratesMam Sun 02-Mar-14 21:55:57

Coolley Congratulations!! God I can't wait!

Bump crikey that must have been terrifying.

Spooky we are at the same point, I'm 39+2 today. I hate it too, feeling like pregnancy has made me such an awful parent to the older 2 DCs and it has recently transpired that DS is having real problems at school sad I was late with the other 2 though so I expect it will be another 2 weeks for me. They induce at 10 days over at my hospital.

findingherfeet Mon 03-Mar-14 12:43:33

Thought I'd update... Having made us wait an agonising six days overdue, our son arrived at great haste this morning. Woke with period pains just before midnight, contractions were soon coming thick and fast and he was born at 1.45am in our communal hallway, delivered by my very shocked (but heroic) husband shockshock as we were making our way to hospital.... Second labours really are faster!!

Cacraig2 Mon 03-Mar-14 13:29:48

Congratulations findingherfeet and OMG that was a dramatic entrance to the work and well done to you and hubby!
Now of course absolutely petrified as had quite quick labour with first!

BumpAndGrind Mon 03-Mar-14 15:07:29

pirates I'm very good at burying my head in the sand. I was in denial. Didn't admit to myself that it was happening until I felt that weird need to push (someone one here put it best - like a backwards vomit.)

I had broken my tail bone too when I fell.

When I think back I went through quite an ordeal, but at the time, to me, it was just pregnancy and birth.

BumpAndGrind Mon 03-Mar-14 15:10:02

Oh and congratulations finding

Spookey80 Mon 03-Mar-14 21:29:27

Wow finding..,well done you and your dh,, congratulations!
Hope everyone doing ok, I'm still quite up and down. Wake up each morning thinking 'will it be today?'
I feel sorry for my other dcs also pirates, im so snappy! Just soooo tense!

PiratesMam Wed 05-Mar-14 14:30:32

finding amazing! Great story for your DH to tell too, my DH would be so chuffed!

Nothing going on here, due date is tomorrow. But I have both kids off sick at home at the moment so could now do with hanging on until Saturday!

Vikkijayne2507 Thu 06-Mar-14 13:37:07

Wow finding thats intense just goes to show these things can be super quick. I just hit 35 weeks yesterday with my first so I havent a clue when lo will make an appearence its amazing how different labours are their length and their speed some take induction and days and then there are ones like finding overdue but fast feeling very scary now eek

Cacraig2 Thu 06-Mar-14 19:14:56

I have been pregnant officially long enough! Due date today and no sign of dc2 any time would be much appreciated. Had every relative and friend text for update angry finding very hard not to completely loose the plot! Hate this waiting game please please please let tonight be the night. sad

MrsRV Thu 06-Mar-14 19:22:11

oooohhhh... this defo seems to be a theme for 30 -35 weeks. I told the partner at work today that first time pregnancy was all hearts & flowers. this time its just hugely inconvenient. just someone hand me a baby now please!!!! I'm 30+4. over it. breathlessness has been really worrying me. started to think I was asthmatic. clearly just a flipping whale.

Spookey80 Thu 06-Mar-14 20:20:41

Due date tomorrow. Went to mw today and came out feeling totally deflated. Couldn't stop crying, when's it gonna happen? Feel like I'm a failure and think I'm gonna lose the plot with everyone keeping on asking me. ....I also know this is totally stupid!

PiratesMam Thu 06-Mar-14 21:18:33

Spookey did mw give you a sweep or anything?

Tea1Sugar Fri 07-Mar-14 06:02:48

33+3 and wide awake as dd2 thinks the middle of the night is a fantastic time to kick me royally in the fanny. It fecking hurts. Pregnancy - over it. I'm the size of the house and if one more person remarks that I look overdue already, I'll sit on them. 5w+5d until csection and it can't come a day too soon. God I'm a moany cow!

Vikkijayne2507 Fri 07-Mar-14 13:05:00

lol tea I literally did. im getting people look like I'm about to blow up they no longer look at my face but stare at the bump and look away slightly worried err hello bump is attached to a person. The weather is hot here in Portugal so im now trying to go through baggy dresses and skirts as getting too hot but no point in buying anything new for a month at most. I want to sleep on my tummy again getting anxious but want it over now

Spookey80 Fri 07-Mar-14 14:49:43

No sweep yesterday pirate, gave appt for Tuesday and say they will do one then.
Have literally not say down today and a, feeling quite uncomfortable, lots of twinges, and feel like I'm leaking some fluid all the time now,.,,so who knows. Dont want to text dh about these as think I'm gonna jinx everything all the time.
How's things with you pirate? How are yr sick ones?

PiratesMam Fri 07-Mar-14 17:34:29

The sickies are getting better thank god! I've been having twinges too but baby has swivelled around a bit and I'm now feeling kicks more on the left side so I think that's why... Will have to start scrubbing the floors to get baby into a better position!

Spookey80 Fri 07-Mar-14 20:21:29

Glad they are bit better. I have already been scrubbing the floors, virtually not sat down today and was having lots of twinges. Now I'm sat down and although I feel uncomfortable I don't feel as bad as earlier. ...but I can't just keep in the move all the time! Aaaargh,.,when's it going to happen?
Trying to be a bit less stressed,., wasn't like this with the other 2, but then they came before due date so ?.. Good to know I'm not the only one piratesmam.

NickysMam Fri 07-Mar-14 21:10:28

38+3 and I love that you're all having a shit time too. misery sure does love company!!

I want her to stay in longer so she can grow but I'm tired of being pregnant. Tired of my DH turning me down because he 'doesn't want to hurt the baby' etc..

Fuck it.

PiratesMam Sat 08-Mar-14 04:28:56

I'm getting annoyed that people I know who are due after me are having their babies now. Starting to say congrats through gritted teeth!!

Spookey80 Sat 08-Mar-14 13:01:07

I know the feeling! I'm annoyed because its a lovely sunny day here and I can't really go out far as all my maternity clothes are winters, I have spots and look like shit! ...and I do know how pathetic that sounds.

Cacraig2 Sat 08-Mar-14 13:55:24

At least it's a lovely day spookey in Scotland we had sleet and snow yesterday and it's blowing a gale today. Went for walk wrapped up in coat, gloves,scarf etc. But as I am now overdue and size of house i can't walk far. Hope my baby not waiting for spring!

DitaVonCreamTeas Sat 08-Mar-14 14:59:47


Bored to death with constantly thinking and talking about childbirth and babies.

But also totally incapable of thinking and talking about anything other than childbirth and babies.

ZingSweetMango Sat 08-Mar-14 16:50:50

21 + 5.

it's my 7th so yes, I've been pg forever and always will be!grin

PiratesMam Sun 09-Mar-14 10:20:49

Bloody hell Zing , respect to you. This is my third and I can honestly 100% say I am never putting myself or my family through this again!!!

Spookey80 Sun 09-Mar-14 13:19:34

Another day with no baby yet. Lovely and sunny here, but I just want to hide away. Got yoga ball out yesterday in the vague hope it might help get baby into a better position! Am actually longing to feel the pain now!! Or at least some movement.

Cacraig2 Sun 09-Mar-14 15:04:19

Still no baby here either spooky hate being overdue everyone texting phoning for update angry I know what you mean I just want to hide away maybe they should bring back confinement grin longing for waters to break or pain to show it is all starting.

MummyPig24 Sun 09-Mar-14 15:39:45

I am no longer pregnant. Thank Christ! Good luck to those fed up and still waiting, I know exactly how you feel.

snapple21 Sun 09-Mar-14 16:17:36

40+8 here feeling very sad sad really wanted to use the birth centre, already had two sweeps and nothing. Fed up of trying everything to go into labour!

Spookey80 Sun 09-Mar-14 19:24:44

Congratulations cacraig, well done you. I too am feeling very sad, I honestly feel that I am going to pregnant forever. Dh had a bit of a go at me last night saying I'm being stupid (I do know how silly I sound) but I feel so overwhelmed by this need to have my baby here now,. I feel like I'm going mad!
I do have my ok times when I'm able to distract myself, but then another day goes by with no baby and I'm soooo uncomfortable.
I know it's only a matter of time.
Good luck everyone.

Spookey80 Sun 09-Mar-14 19:25:28

Sorry not cacraig, mummpig! Sorry!

ZingSweetMango Sun 09-Mar-14 20:58:20


I'm struggling a lot more this time so definitely last one.

good luck to all of you and especially those who are due soon.

MummyPig24 Mon 10-Mar-14 02:38:30

Thanks spookey. It will be your turn next!

PiratesMam Tue 11-Mar-14 07:40:04

I'm still going... Had a sweep yesterday which gave me a bleed and cramps yesterday afternoon but now nothing, just very tired. Another one tomorrow and then induction on Monday if it hasn't happened by then. hmm

Spookey80 Tue 11-Mar-14 11:23:50

Hi pirates, and everyone. I'm still going too, seeing mw later today for sweep. Quite low as thought things were happening yesterday, but then everything stopped? Haven't had a sweep with other 2 dcs, so bit nervous, willing to try anything now,.,,

ZingSweetMango Tue 11-Mar-14 13:13:49

may I suggest you both have sex asap.

I swear the combo of sweep and sperm invasion worked for us 100%!

with DS3 I had a sweep on a Friday morning (4 days overdue) and had the show a few hours after we had sex that night (not glamorous).
I started mild contractions the next morning and had dull ache all day, which turned into proper contraction early hours of Sunday.
he was born at 6.35 the same morning.

DS5 - I was 9 days over, had sweep then sex an hour later, I went into labour the same afternoon and he was born that evening (sweep to baby took 12 hrs)

DD - also born within 48 hrs.

(didn't have sweeps with other 3:
DS1 - waters broke at 39 +6 but had to be induced
DS2 - MW couldn't reach cervix so couldn't do a sweep

I think it's worth a try anyway, but only if waters have not broken yet!
good luck to you both, won't be long nowsmile

Vikkijayne2507 Tue 11-Mar-14 14:52:08

I asked about going overdue here in Portugual after reading about all you poor ladies and appearently they only let you go 5 days before they start sweeping and then inducing they dont let it go 2 weeks over so I have a deadline at least the finish is in sight

36 + 6 weeks

Spookey80 Tue 11-Mar-14 18:11:27

Thankyou zing,, I have just had my sweep an hour ago and mw said nice go and gave sex. ...however we actually had sex before the mw appt, obviously I had a shower after! Didn't tell mw that we had just dtd, do you think it still might work doing it that way around or should we have sex again?.., anyway I am having contractions now and very uncomfortable, but really worried they might stop again sad as I've had these a lot.
Thks for all the advice.

Cacraig2 Tue 11-Mar-14 20:21:23

Oh how exciting spooky good luck.
sperm doesn't live very long at all so if you can be bothered or if things slow up might be worth another shot!!
Still nothing here roll on sweep on Thursday.
Beautiful day today so at least enjoyed some leisurely time walking around our local loch with dc1 it was stunning and gave me a wee lift that I will be able to enjoy some spring and summer with both dc with no work smile

Spookey80 Tue 11-Mar-14 21:28:31

All slowed down now again,.,,aargh. And to be honest I suddenly feel absolutely shattered,. Think both emotionally and physically so just going to go to bed. I give up trying to make baby come,,. It will come when it's ready. Glad you had a nice day cacraig,, cold here today, but yesterday was gloriously sunny and I too got a lift taking ds to the beach, thinking how lovely it will be when babe is here to enjoy too. Gonna try to hold that thought.

janewoz Wed 12-Mar-14 00:31:55

37 weeks cant take much more camt sleep .eat .walk its my 4th but my god my worse . If i hear 1 more person say ...ohhhhh not long now or... havent u had that baby yet !! Lol ill go mad xx and breath thats my moan over ;)

ZingSweetMango Wed 12-Mar-14 00:46:52


I bought a t-shirt "I'll come out when I'm ready".
I'll be wearing it in July. exclusively! grin


it sounds dumb but try to not worry about the early contractions.
stress hormones are counterproductive in early labour and can slow down or stop the process.

instead eat something light, have a little nap, distract yourself, have a bath etc.
(I know it's after midnight so hopefully you are asleep or now in proper labour!smile )

if things do slow down/stop try sex again and you can also have as many sweeps as possible.

good luck, let's hope this is it!

Cacraig2 Wed 12-Mar-14 04:32:02

Now 40+6 and fed up with nights of insomnia for no reason. So tired. Absolutely no signs. Hardly even had a Braxton hix or cramps since last week it's like my uterus has decided to go on strike. Feel so tired and depressed. Sick of this whole pregnancy situation I am so huge. Feels like there will never be a baby at the end forgotten that is the reason I am miserable seems like someone's sick joke!!!!hospital appointment on Thursday terrified it won't do the trick and I will need to wait further week to be induced! What size will the baby be then shouldn't have bothered buying up to one month baby grows sad

ZingSweetMango Wed 12-Mar-14 04:40:57

oh cacraig

poor you!thanks
I do symphatise.

Have a good cry - it will release some of the stress at least.

And despite wanting to suggest to call the Guinness Record team to witness first ever actual forever pregnancy (wink ) I promise you that you will have your sweet little baby by the end of next week.

think of it this way:
from now on every day that passes means you have to wait less and less till he/she is here.
Not long now.

<hands over box of tissues and gives big bear hugs>

Cacraig2 Wed 12-Mar-14 04:47:26

Thanks zingsweetmango having a good cry and a hot chocolate xx

ZingSweetMango Wed 12-Mar-14 05:24:52

attagirl! smile

do remember to snack and nap - a well-nourished and rested body is more likely to get on with it!
tbh whatever makes you feel relaxed will be beneficial and the more stress-free you are, the better.

easy to say, I know, but it's true!

(and call me Zing!)

PiratesMam Wed 12-Mar-14 05:53:42

Zing can you come and live with me this week please, and bat away all the birth- botherers?!

cacraig you are not alone; I am now 40+6 too, so fed up of all the mums at the school gate looking at me in sympathy every morning. Have been up since 4am unable to sleep. 4th sweep happening this morning and induction booked for Monday confused

Cacraig2 Wed 12-Mar-14 08:30:35

Thanks zing up with dd1 it unfortunately never stops! Shattered from no sleep and haven't even had baby yet.

Goodness pirate that is good they have done a few sweeps already although shame they haven't worked. This will be my first post date appointment and sweep tomorrow and was foolishly counting it would do the trick. I hope they give me a date for early next week although suspect it will be towards the end hmm

LJBanana Wed 12-Mar-14 08:37:01

Can I have a winge-even though I'm not over yet?
I'm 39+6 an the kid within is giving me the run around. Start stop, start.....,,.stop,start reached for phone.......STOP. Since Saturday!
Massive sigh!
Can't walk spd, have 2 other children so can't rest and did I mention start, stop, start, stop????

ZingSweetMango Wed 12-Mar-14 08:50:39


I'm packed - what's your address?grin


FIL woke me up at 11pm with a totally unnecessary phone call and I was unable to fall asleep until after 6.30am
add being sick and having a nosebleed simultaneously at 6am, no car till Thursday as waitingfor replacement part and DH away tonight so having to cope with our 6 kids on my own tonight, again and you can see why I'm moving in with pirate!grin

ZingSweetMango Wed 12-Mar-14 08:53:50

But I'm here to help all of you, it's what I do well.wink

(just make sure you look after me in July when I'm overdue and loosing it!
I already know I'll be using the very apt name of ZingWhale grin )

Cacraig2 Wed 12-Mar-14 13:48:51

Oh my word zing I take my at off to you his do you do it?
banana sounds like your close from other mums those who we're start stop labours had really really quick deliveries when the time came so fingers crossed for you. To be honest I felt as impatient at 38+6 as I do now at 40+6 at least I know there is an end in sight with induction looming. Feel more severely pissed off at the injustice of it all why others deliver early but I have to wAit and wait x

Spookey80 Wed 12-Mar-14 14:11:44

Hi, I'm still here too. No sign! 40+5 and I too am fed up of the sympathy look from the school mums, I literally dread it every day now.
It's been a lovely day here and I have been in bed with a migraine, my dsis has taken ds to the beach and I really feel gutted, thought my baby would be here by now so we could do things like that together. Feel so down and useless.
Reading this thread helps though. 2nd sweep for me tomorrow. Keeping fingers crossed for everybody.

Spookey80 Wed 12-Mar-14 14:14:47

I have now given up trying to help things along,. I am knackered. I was going for long walks every day, I was doing loads of stuff at home, but none of worked, so now it's just gonna happen when it does,.,or not and then I will have an induction! Aargh!

ZingSweetMango Wed 12-Mar-14 16:45:28


delivering too early is not always good.
even a week or two makes such a difference to baby's weight and overall health as well to the birth process itself - smaller babies can mean longer labours as baby's weight is simply not putting enough enough pressure on cervix to dilate at a good rate!

therefore an 8 lbs baby can be much quicker and easier to deliver than a 6lb one!

so don't wish for it too happen to early! wink

It's hard to patient. may I offer some refreshments? cake? icelollies? footrub? grin

ZingSweetMango Wed 12-Mar-14 16:46:35

I meant you as well Spookey

shout if you need me to sing you lullaby! wink

Cacraig2 Wed 12-Mar-14 17:01:52

I have feeling this baby will certainly be well over 8lb zing shock the only refreshment I feel like is a large glass of wine wink

Sorry to hear your missing the sunshine spooky I am trying to console myself there will be lots of days at the beach with dc1&2 to come smile hope your migraine lifts soon thanks I have also given up on trying home labour inducing tactics - they don't work angry

ZingSweetMango Wed 12-Mar-14 17:04:05

DD, my lightest, was 8lb 3oz and did a brilliant job being born! in fact with her I had no tears so no stitches were needed.

Spookey80 Wed 12-Mar-14 18:01:06

Zing- I would also like a glass of wine! Am almost all caked out as haven't stepped eating for the past few months.
Also...loving the advice r.e not always delivering early,., maybe a sneeze birth' is coming to us all.
Thks for the flowers cacraig,, to you too..just because!

ZingSweetMango Wed 12-Mar-14 18:12:13

ding ding, room service is here with lovely wine m'ladies!grin

wine wine

LJBanana Wed 12-Mar-14 18:43:21

I will have a glass, thank you! Cheers ladies!

I had the midwife this pm the baby's head is engaged. She said as it's no 3 there's not much muscle support etc that's why I'm in so much pain. She said I could have a sweep next week. I nearly begged her for one there and then. Never have I wanted that direct violation more!!

ZingSweetMango Wed 12-Mar-14 18:54:57


here you go wine smile

Cacraig2 Wed 12-Mar-14 18:55:56

I know banana I begged for a sweep at my appointment on Friday when I was 40+1 but mw refused I was to wait for my 41 week hospital appointment blush

Another lady on mums net laughed at what stage did our fantasy turn into waking up in a pool of amniotic fluid grin I still hope when I go to bed every night this occurs! Good luck to all who also has this fantasy for tonight.

Roll on tomorrow's sweep at least will feel something being down at this stage would accept any violation. just hope it works -sigh x

ZingSweetMango Wed 12-Mar-14 18:58:41


she could have done it.

when I had the last sweep with DS5 (9 days over) I told her to do it as if she hated me!
she laughed and said she would not want to hurt me but I said hurt me, I can take it, I do not want another section!

it was definitely a proper sweep (ouch) but he was born that evening so I believe it worked

ZingSweetMango Wed 12-Mar-14 19:04:33

Attention all Babies!
listen to your Auntie Zing!

You rent has expired or will expire soon so please vacate the premises in an orderly manner, asap.

Can you hear me? I'm asking nicely so please do as you are told.
On behalf of your landladies I thank you for your kind cooperation.


LJBanana Wed 12-Mar-14 19:06:05

Thanks for the vino!
I know she could have done it, I thought that. With DS 1, I had 2 one the day before where I'm sure the woman's actually touched my spleen-or some other internal organ. My waters went that night and that was the day before!
She did offer me a leaflet on them though-I think she was trying to let me down gently!! I declined the leaflet as I think I've had about 6 sweeps before and a leaflet never got things moving.
It's not the waiting(yet) I'm actually in agony with spd, I can't even walk my eldest too school, it's rubbish!!

ZingSweetMango Wed 12-Mar-14 19:57:20

do you think maybe she meant for you to roll up leaflet and shove it up your hooha to do a self-sweep?grin

ZingSweetMango Wed 12-Mar-14 19:58:22

SPD is vile.
had it quite badly with DS3, mildly with last 3.

waiting for it to kick in a few monthsconfused

LJBanana Wed 12-Mar-14 20:10:32

To be fair i'd have gladly rammed it up there!! My sister was saying to google it and DIY, I'm not sure I can reach!!!

Spookey80 Wed 12-Mar-14 20:27:35

DIY sweep! Right I'm off to google.
Zing my lo says 'I'm the boss here, I'll come when I'm ready" thanks for trying though sad(

ZingSweetMango Wed 12-Mar-14 20:39:51

I might have to impersonate OliviaMumsnet and say a very loud AHEM to that!

cheeky baby!wink

DitaVonCreamTeas Wed 12-Mar-14 21:20:05

40 weeks today, and still no sign of anything being imminent. The head is engaged so when he hiccups it makes my bowels vibrate. I would love to wake up in the night with an amniotic Niagara in the bed. Even my once enormous maternity leggings are getting tight. I like this thread for a damn good moan.

LJBanana Wed 12-Mar-14 21:25:32

spooky I think she was only half joking!
Vibrating bowels sounds impressive and familiar, plus I feel your nothing fits pain. I am wearing my DP's pj bottoms-in the day time! I am a vision!

ZingSweetMango Wed 12-Mar-14 21:27:59

so you are Bananas in pyjamas?
Are you also coming down the stairs?


(sorry, I couldn't help myself)

LJBanana Wed 12-Mar-14 21:37:17

Yep coming down the stairs sideways in men's pants. I look hot!

Cacraig2 Thu 13-Mar-14 08:35:06

You lot cheer me up having a giggle at self sweeps and pj's ahhhhhh how far we have come! grin

Yippee 41 weeks it's hospital appointment and sweep day I will be devastated if this doesn't work but at least surely maximum 1 week to go. It is getting its final eviction notice today before being forcefully evicted!

Another joy night of insomnia, not due to any labour signs or baby cries sad so walked dog along beach at 6am in last ditch attempt go get things moving confused

Sending everyone positive labour vibes wish me luck! wine

LJBanana Thu 13-Mar-14 08:54:46

Sending you lots of luck. Xx

Spookey80 Thu 13-Mar-14 10:03:21

Good luck cacraig. Me too, couldn't sleep, but also not because of any labour pains, just because I couldn't stop my brain from thinking.
I also have my second sweep today, so see what happens there.
Positive labour vibes to all.

ZingSweetMango Thu 13-Mar-14 12:22:47

fx crossed for chimney sweeps to work!

come on babies, shake a leg!grin

Cacraig2 Thu 13-Mar-14 13:43:01

Well had my sweep and a shag bouncing on gym ball and dreaming about a curry and my waters breaking later! smile

Given Wednesday (41+6) for my induction and to go in for possible pessary day before. Couldn't get an early date must be a busy week for overdue babies!! Please let me go before then.

ZingSweetMango Thu 13-Mar-14 18:56:02

you had a successful sweep (and recommended shag) - so you have a good chance of going into labour in the next 48 hours.

if no contractions I'd ask for another done on Friday, then on Monday.

Cacraig2 Thu 13-Mar-14 19:21:47

Hi zing I wasn't given the impression from the mw that another sweep was on offer! Been crampy contractions over the day which have now settled a wee bit but hopefully will start up again over night fingers crossed. Might have to jump on dp again later wink but first things first where's my curry carry out grin

Spookey80 Thu 13-Mar-14 19:52:03

Good luck cacraig, still time for you to avoid induction. I had my second sweep today, unfortunately dh not around to dtd until later so we will see what happens. Mw I saw today is on duty Saturday so says I can have another sweep then if I want/ need to. But fingers crossed something will happen before then ., for both of us ay!? (Can you tell I'm trying to sound positive?).

ZingSweetMango Thu 13-Mar-14 20:00:23

you must ask and pester them.
It's in everyone's interest to avoid you being induced if possible, and if it takes 3 or 4 or more sweeps requested by you they should not deny you that!

throw in a few tears if needed. wink

ZingSweetMango Thu 13-Mar-14 20:09:18

crampy contractions are a good sign though.

sounds like the creature is stirring!grin

have you got a contraction timer app?
I downloaded one, it's dead easy to use and is very useful.

fiverabbits Thu 13-Mar-14 20:17:08

Someone up thread said my 40 weeks + 19 was a typo but I am afraid
it wasn't. In 1979 the hospital didn't do anything about being late until 21 days. At 40 weeks + 17 days I had a x-ray to confirm that the baby was breech and then was told to come back next week ! I went into labour next day it lasted 16 hours.

With the next baby, at 40 weeks + 10 days a man fell through our garage roof whilst I was watching him, I went into labour 2 hours later so don't know if it was the shock or was going to happen then anyway.

ZingSweetMango Thu 13-Mar-14 21:11:47


yes, 3 weeks over used to be the thing in Hungary too in those days.

ZingSweetMango Thu 13-Mar-14 21:12:51

and an x-ray!shock

can you imagine that now?!

ChaffinchOfDoom Thu 13-Mar-14 21:45:56

37+2 here, heartburning myself into an inferno, ribs splaying and fed. up.
agreeing with zing go sweep crazy if you can to try and avoid being induced, sex curries and pineapple. Rock 'n' roll.
section booked but it's not for aaaaaaaggessss sad

Vikkijayne2507 Thu 13-Mar-14 22:57:57

my word 21 days overdue is crazy. im glad in Portugal they only let you go a week over so glad I only have 5 wks max. sending labour vibes to all of you needing them

Cacraig2 Fri 14-Mar-14 08:29:26

Ahhhh still pregnant angry I should have known sweep wouldn't work. No further crampy contractions or 'labour signs' since yesterday tea time. Now just sore, huge and more miserable from sweeps, dtd and curries sad

Hit an all time low [sad sad sad

Spookey80 Fri 14-Mar-14 10:56:04

Oh cacraig hugs to you. I'm still here with you. Funny yesterday was my all time low. I too just felt incredibly sad. Still do really, but gonna try and pick myself up today.
Dc2 at preschool all day today so day to myself and am just taking a break from a mammoth clean of the house as yesterday I didn't want to do anything and house was a tip. Mum coming to take me for lunch later, so at least I'm gonna get some distraction.
Just think this time next week we will both have our babies,., come what may,.,. And all being well of course.

Cacraig2 Fri 14-Mar-14 12:00:45

Returning your hugs spooky thanks
What date are you booked in for induction?
Phoned mw today and begged for a further sweep before my induction on Wednesday but she said no they want minimal intervention to reduce risk of infection confused also asked if she could let me know if any cancellations so I could be induced earlier but she said that is booked with the ward so all in all extremely unhelpful. Might phone ward tomorrow myself to see if any earlier slots become available.
Hope you enjoy your lunch out today miss my mum she lives too far away and waiting to visit when baby appears (eventually!) x

PterodactylTeaParty Fri 14-Mar-14 12:20:53

41+5 here. FFS baby.

Booked to go into hospital on Sunday to start induction, but I'm dreading it (already moved the date once, it was originally today) and still hoping the baby makes an appearance itself before then. Two weeks now of start-stop contractions!

LJBanana Fri 14-Mar-14 12:47:40

Eurgh my 40+1 pales into significance. I went 41+4 with number 2 so I almost feel your pain.
The most annoying thing in the whole entire world is the phone calls. MIL everyday starts the conversation with ' I know you don't like people keep ringing...'

So if you know, why do you keep doing it?
And DP every hour from work -' are you having contractions?'

Yes I just decided to plough on with 2 kids and keep it a massive secret for my own amusement!!

The thing is I don't feel fed up or murderous yet, but continuously ask me the same questions and I might!!

PterodactylTeaParty Fri 14-Mar-14 13:50:48

Oh God the phone calls. And texts, and Facebook messages. And then if you don't answer within about 20 minutes they get all excited and pester even more. I have started answering "Any news?" by saying "Yes!" and then talking about the situation in the Crimea and the missing Malaysian plane, which makes me feel like a bitch but is really helping.

DH's uncle emailed MIL the other day to say "Well??? What's happening???" and complain he hadn't been kept up to date. MIL had to explain that babies can be late and there was nothing to keep him up to date with. Which you'd think he'd have learned after DH's birth 30-odd years ago - when he flew in unannounced on the due date to meet the baby, then the baby didn't come for another 2 weeks, oops. (I was also born at 42 weeks - lateness must run in the family.)

LJBanana Fri 14-Mar-14 15:17:25

I haven't let fb know I am pregnant so have managed to dodge that one.
I started this pregnancy with saying 'sometime in march' when asked when due, then bloody slipped up on NYE and said the actual date. I obviously didn't even have the excuse of wine to make me forget my rule.
I am irrational about how much it irritates me and I know I am, but it really fucks me off!
I'm not really at that stage of being totally fed up of being pregnant like you are -yet! And I haven't reached the stage of waking up thinking I wonder if it's today, as I'm only a day late, but I remember how irritating it was when at 11 days late the same bloody people reportedly text and called. Ggggrrrr. MIL even rang when DS' head was crowning.
The air was blue!!!!

Cacraig2 Fri 14-Mar-14 18:03:03

Just had 2 voicemail messages from my granny grrr want left alone no news means no news!!

Just been for accupuncture - I really have tried absolutely every thing to get this baby out. Next step induction or it eventually decides to make a move!

LJBanana Fri 14-Mar-14 18:17:42

In had accupuncture when over with no 2, if anything i find it really relaxing. I was booked for induction on the Monday and sure enough he vacated on the Friday. There's time yet! Give up on trying to make baby come, that's what I did. It is easier said than done I admit, but it might work!

Spookey80 Fri 14-Mar-14 19:16:48

No date booked for induction,. Mw said will see when I go in tomorrow for the third sweep! Well done you cacraig asking mw for another,., strange how all protocols seem to vary from area to area, I most admit I do feel slightly nervous r.e infection risk,., but feel confused as I'm so emotional about it all and don't what the best thing to do is.
Keeping fingers crossed to avoid induction,., and had another load of string BH today that again tailed off.., it's exhausting now, I'm knackered.

Cacraig2 Fri 14-Mar-14 21:12:25

I know you are right banana but every day torture now so huge that I feel at least I am doing something. when read up about the acupuncture it seemed a gentle approach to removed blocked energy that impeding natural labour. I admit not normally in to these energy things but been so stressed about getting through the labour and feeling wasting my maternity leave I thought it might just help get my brain if nothing else to relax. Certainly feel more chilled tonight and crampy! Had nice long soak in bath now time for bed!

Your right spooky it is weird how protocol and practice differs so much in different areas. From what I can see repeat sweeps not going to increase your infection and this one may just do the trick and avoid induction.

Good luck to all you impatient exhausted ladies tonight let these babies make their move or give us a night sleep xx

LJBanana Sat 15-Mar-14 04:49:00

I think it perfectly reasonable to be awake from 2.30 until now. Can't wait to feel this sparkling all day long tomorrow! GRIM!

Spookey80 Sat 15-Mar-14 06:29:07

Awake here too, having 2 small children I've never had a problem with insomnia but this is my worst night, hardly slept at all. Sat on sofa trying to read a book now, mind just alert and racing with thoughts of what's going to happen.
Today would be hood frome little baby, so come on out now. 41+1 now so let's get this thing started, good luck all.

Cacraig2 Sat 15-Mar-14 07:59:50

Well acupuncture did not produce a baby although going for second session today but I had best nights sleep in ages smile thought insomnia and I were sole mates for the foreseeable future but sounds like it has taken up residence with you guys at moment brew

Still can't believe 41+2 I am seriously going to have words with this dc2 when it eventually gets here. Well by this stage it's final eviction notices have been served not long now until forced eviction so one way or another we will get to meet our babies soon. Ahhhhhh the positive feelings following sleep!!!

Spookey80 Sat 15-Mar-14 10:46:07

Glad you had a good nights sleep cacraig. I may have to find myself an urgent acupuncturist.
Mw coming over in a minute for another joyous sweep! Cant wait,.,,.actually I really can't wait,,anything to feel some progress. Maybe 3rd time lucky for me, we will see. Just feeling so sad and can't seem to stop crying today, not helped by my mum asking the daily "any twinges?" , followed by "really, nothing?" Tone of surprise. I don't what more I can do, just feel like curling up in bed and hiding away. Difficult with 2 children wanting my attention! Hey ho, countdown to induction begins!

Cacraig2 Sat 15-Mar-14 15:30:17

I know that feeling spooky that was me yesterday. think my time may be approaching in AGONY yippee ! So go find yourself that acupuncturist that with sweep may do the trick!

Will keep you posted xx

Cacraig2 Sat 15-Mar-14 17:44:47

Hmm contractions and intensity easing off so frustrated confused

LJBanana Sat 15-Mar-14 19:08:02

Oh no! I just read your in agony and thought hooray!!! How annoying!! It might start again though-fingers crossed!!!

Cacraig2 Sat 15-Mar-14 21:08:34

How is everyone going any labour progress ? My contractions fizzled out am going to bed gutted [ sad]

DitaVonCreamTeas Sat 15-Mar-14 21:56:05

Shitting heck, 40+3 and yet another of my NCT group has had hers - with another in labour as a type this AND THEY WERE ALL DUE AFTER ME. YES I AM USING CAPS LOCK. I am, of course, really really happy for them. But this is taking the actual piss. envy

fiverabbits Sat 15-Mar-14 22:21:23


The X ray was an experience, I had to walk from Maternity to X ray down a corridor which is 100 feet long, no seats, I had low blood pressure and had been at the hospital 2 hours so I very tired. I had to lie on the bed face down for 10 minutes then get up and walk back to maternity, my DH asked for a wheelchair but was told none was available . Oh yes I hadn't been able to keep any food down since 6 pm the night before.

Cacraig2 Sun 16-Mar-14 04:01:37

Yippee (I think) at hospital labour started wish me luck xx

Cacraig2 Sun 16-Mar-14 07:46:44

Dd2 born at 5.30am 8 pound 10
Took 4 hour start to finish g&a only good labour grin

ZingSweetCoconut Sun 16-Mar-14 08:39:47

oh Congratulations! smile thanks thanks
well done you!

LJBanana Sun 16-Mar-14 08:51:51

Hooray!!! Congratulations. Have fun getting to know each other. Xxxxx

Cacraig2 Sun 16-Mar-14 11:26:01

Recommend acupuncture for all you overdue ladies x

Spookey80 Sun 16-Mar-14 13:35:24

Well done cacraig, lovely news. I too have news as my dd2 was born at 2207 last night, weighing 8lbs 9oz.
I think I have zing to thank as had third sweep yesterday, followed by some sex with dh, then a rapid scooter around the park with my ds.
The relief is immense, am now home vowing never to do it again, but enjoying a cuddle with my three beautiful dcs.
Good luck all still waiting, it only makes the end bit better I'm sure.

Spookey80 Sun 16-Mar-14 13:37:00

4hours for me too cacraig, water, g&a. Not as straightforward as I hoped, but the she was 2lbs bigger than my other 2!

PiratesMam Sun 16-Mar-14 13:48:43

I've popped too! Friday evening, DS2 was born just before midnight. 9lbs. Same feeling of relief and never again!!! grin

LJBanana Sun 16-Mar-14 13:53:25

Ah well done ladies-congratulations! I'm bouncing on my ball now you've given me some hope.
Happy new born snuggles and that wonderful smell they have. Xxxx

Vikkijayne2507 Sun 16-Mar-14 13:58:13

brilliant news well done ladies enjoy new born snuggles

Spookey80 Sun 16-Mar-14 19:11:48

Pirates, that's brilliant. Well done. So pleased for you.

ZingSweetCoconut Mon 17-Mar-14 11:49:17

Congratulations to both of you, well done!thanks thanks

I can not take any credit though! wink

ZingSweetCoconut Mon 17-Mar-14 11:49:49

how is it going Banana?

LJBanana Mon 17-Mar-14 15:22:29

Really slowly. Been having contractions since 3.10pm- yesterday!! DP took the day off and we arranged childcare today- it's amounted to NOTHING. I'm getting fed up!!!

ZingSweetCoconut Mon 17-Mar-14 17:50:03

can you get a sweep tomorrow?

LJBanana Mon 17-Mar-14 20:10:33

I'm due to see the mw on wed so will get one then if nothing developes. It's totally different from the other 2, they just started thick and fast straight away, non of this un certainty. Hopefully I will be awoken in the night with full on one's after all this warm up!

ZingSweetCoconut Mon 17-Mar-14 20:34:52

I'm sick of hearing "each pg is different" but it's true.

I was induced with DS1- waters broke but no contractions.
he was a forceps delivery

DS2 - Nothing at all. induced at term plus 11, but still nothing till term +13. then they broke the waters, then drip, then he came, exactly 42 weeks!

DS3 - I think I said it before, all started after sweep, naturally. waters broke with first push

DS4 - ELSC due to footling breech

DS5 - Sweep to birth 12 hours (9 days late

DD - waters broke to birth 12 hours.

I've no idea what to expect this time, so I'm expecting nothing!grin

hopefully it will kick off. best thing you can do while waiting is eat, sleep and rest/relax as much as you can. not long now.smile

Cacraig2 Mon 17-Mar-14 20:46:59

Congratulations spooky that's lovely news flowers wine
Enjoy your lovely new dd and addition to the family xx

LJBanana Mon 17-Mar-14 21:26:01

I know I wasn't feeling bothered about being/going over until all the start stopping started and stopped. Now it's planted the seed in my head!
I've got some accupuncture booked for tomorrow and then mw hit date wed, so it may( or may not) encourage things!!!

ZingSweetCoconut Tue 18-Mar-14 07:48:07

how are you feeling today banana?

LJBanana Tue 18-Mar-14 10:06:13

How are you?
I'm feeling a bit periody so trying not to focus on it too much. Kiddies are at school and nursery today so just going to get the house straight before I go into spontaneous labour-as that's what needs to happen now!!!!

Cacraig2 Tue 18-Mar-14 11:34:25

Oh good luck banana that sounds positive x

LJBanana Tue 18-Mar-14 12:01:02

I haven't been able to find a part of the Moses basket for weeks. I've been semi convinced that this is the reason I've gone over-(cause all wasn't ready). Anyway I've found it and put it all together, I just caught myself looking at this Moses basket in complete puzzlement and confusion wondering why my waters hadn't immediately broken once is put it together!!

Somebody needs to get a grip!!!

ZingSweetCoconut Tue 18-Mar-14 15:45:44


poor you, sorry magic handle didn't work!

I'm good, only 23 weeks today so a loooooong time before I start thinking about sweeps and stuff!wink

Cacraig2 Wed 19-Mar-14 04:45:44

How is it going banana ? Any spontaneous waters breaking yet?

I am up all night feeding - had completely forgotten what is was like lol xx

mrsmugoo Wed 19-Mar-14 05:08:35

Up feeding here too! But wouldn't swap this perfect squishy bundle for being 9 months pregnant for all the tea in china!

LJBanana Wed 19-Mar-14 09:06:32

Morning all and all your babies!

Nothing as yet, really sting Braxton hicks through the night. I still feel periody and keep having sharp back pains. Midwife this afternoon for a sweep and is imagine to book induction. I'm not losing hope though, I think it will happen!!

LJBanana Wed 19-Mar-14 09:07:04

* strong BH

ZingSweetCoconut Wed 19-Mar-14 09:37:57

imagine your cervix is a beautiful flower opening up its petals!

grin grin grin grin

if that doesn't help, at least it might make you piss yourself laughing!

LJBanana Wed 19-Mar-14 10:36:59

I have heard this wonderful description before, I have a vivid imagination, however my face has the same puzzled expression as it did after yesterday's Moses basket moment and probably what it will look like after going to second base with the mw later!!

ZingSweetCoconut Wed 19-Mar-14 10:50:41

what time is app?

ask if your cervix is "ripe" (I know, glamorous expression! grin ) and if it is ask her to go give it a real good tugging.


or should I say legs wide open?grin

LJBanana Wed 19-Mar-14 16:56:06

Had the sweep. The mw said I'm 3 cm and touched the babies head which made me twitch! She said she'd expect it to happen within 24 hours so we shall see..... Booked in for another on Friday if it doesn't and then induction next Tuesday, so fingers not legs crossed!!

ZingSweetCoconut Wed 19-Mar-14 17:23:49


3 cms already? that is brilliant news! honestly!

well done you, those period pains have been contractions (I didn't dare to say as I didn't want to raise your hopes) and your body is doing a fantastic job!

so proud of you!

see? it is a beautiful flower after all!grin

Vikkijayne2507 Wed 19-Mar-14 21:01:18

Good news LJ glad there has been progress made come on little one ya mums awaiting

ZingSweetCoconut Wed 19-Mar-14 22:49:35

thinking about you - really hoping you are in labour.smile

LJBanana Thu 20-Mar-14 08:36:12

I'm not!!!
However both my boys were born early and late and both arrived on the 21st so it MUST be waiting so we don't have to pick a new lottery number!!!

ZingSweetCoconut Thu 20-Mar-14 12:46:32

Tomorrow thenwink

PiratesMam Thu 20-Mar-14 19:39:41

LJBanana hope things are underway!

Cacraig2 Thu 20-Mar-14 22:13:56

banana don't loose hope I was only 4cm when arrived at hospital and delivered 2 hours later you might just ho with a pop!! Good luck not long now xx

LJBanana Thu 20-Mar-14 22:17:30

Nowt is happening!!! At all. I'm really hoping for the hat trick of 3 all being born on the 21st!!
I've been bouncing on that fecking ball all day!!

ZingSweetCoconut Fri 21-Mar-14 08:45:02

Good luck with sweep today, sending you dilating vibes.


LJBanana Fri 21-Mar-14 10:58:21

Ah thank you Zing, I hope to report some action. It's time to vacate baby!!!
The ball has been given an air top up, I've just requested a pineapple-even though I know they absolutely do not work.

I've even dug out a pair of leggings from my hospital bag as my 'vision in DP's pyjamas' look was growing tiresome!

Operation get baby out commences-just after I've eaten this chocolate biscuit!!!!!!

k13chx Fri 21-Mar-14 11:22:25

I am nowhere near as far as you lot but I am 15 weeks and it seems to be draggin already!!!! haha

ZingSweetCoconut Fri 21-Mar-14 14:08:10


<whispers gently>

can you hear me sweetheart? I know you are nice and comfy, but it is time to meet mum, dad and the rest of the world.
so as you have no bags to pack will you just leave your lovely hotelroom already?
you can do it.
come on.smile

LJBanana Fri 21-Mar-14 14:33:12


LJBanana Fri 21-Mar-14 16:23:55

Fuck me, I've just been violated.
The woman practically removed my spleen with her bare hand!

Vikkijayne2507 Sat 22-Mar-14 02:28:25

eek hope your ok LJ

ZingSweetCoconut Sat 22-Mar-14 08:47:53

how are you today?

LJBanana Sat 22-Mar-14 22:30:55

Hello all.
I am the proud mum of another little boy!!
Arrived early early this morning very swiftly!

Vikkijayne2507 Sat 22-Mar-14 22:50:37

Congrats LJ great news

ZingSweetCoconut Sun 23-Mar-14 01:47:36

yay! so happy for you, congratulations! thanks

MinionDave Sun 23-Mar-14 02:14:53

I remember that feeling well! I WAS pregnant for about 20 months,save for a 10 week break in between pregnancies. There is 11 months between my DC grin

LJBanana Sun 23-Mar-14 06:48:11

Thank you,thank you. Pregnant forever leads to gives birth in 13 minutes !!

Now if only we had a name........

PiratesMam Sun 23-Mar-14 13:46:53

Congratulations Banana!!!! grin

Aliama Mon 24-Mar-14 07:52:52

Urgh, another one who's been pregnant forever. Due in 4 days, but these last few weeks have gone so slowly and I've been symptom spotting like crazy. Sore lower back? OMG! Twinges in my groin? OMG! Woke up with the urge to clean the kitchen? OMG!

Starting to get a bit fed up now.

Vikkijayne2507 Mon 24-Mar-14 18:18:38

baby James arrived this morning at 9.20am. I was surprised as I was convinced it was a tummy bug with frequent trips to loo. stomach cramps stated midnight ish. Hospital at 4.20 went smoothly even if I'm a bit battered

ZingSweetCoconut Mon 24-Mar-14 18:22:59

aaww, Happy Birthday baby James!

Congratulations vikki, well done you!smile thanks

LJBanana Mon 24-Mar-14 22:35:49

Welcome to the world baby James.
Well done Vikki!!!!

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