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Symptom spotting!!!!

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I'm 39+5 with DC2 and driving myself INSANE symptom spotting! Anyone else?

mamachelle Thu 10-Jul-14 07:19:38

I'm 39+6 with dc5. I promised myself i wouldnt do it this time and i was pretty good until yest afternoon when i got in from the school run and felt niggly. Nothing materialised though and im not surprised either, i dont do early babies.

ah, i forsee a long week of analysing twinges grin

have you had any convincing signs?

Lots of cramping over the last week then last night started getting pain in top of my bump but now NOTHING! Saw MW Wednesday and baby only 2/5 palpable and cervix high and closed so i don't think it'll be a while!!!!! Free

Grr even!

SouthDerbyshireMamma Thu 10-Jul-14 08:49:31

Im 38+5 and every little twinge or niggle and i'm searching online in the hope he'll be making an appearance. Its enough to drive me insane!

I know what you mean. I'm trying not to do it cos at least at the moment baby is tucked up tight and not keeping me up all night!!!! That'll come soon enough!!

mamachelle Thu 10-Jul-14 11:19:22

dd4 has been kindly prepping me for the sleepless nights for the last month. Joys of teething!

Baby was free at my mw app last wk, got consultant today at 3 so hopefully he'll tell me baby is half engaged at least. Doesnt feel like it though. (Please excuse excessive use of "baby" we dont know what we're having.)

I need to ask about babies position too. I woke up with the weirdest shaped bump today. I cant explain it; kind of like a huge indent in the bottom of my stomach with a huge bump on the left hand side. Yea, it was strange. I didnt think there would be enough room for that kind of movement now.

Sorry for rambling, its nice to have someone to chat through the last few days with.

Yes I know what you mean, nice to chat grin. It's weird cos I can't wait to meet baby and to be able to move again but I know this is the last time I'll be PG, just don't think I could manage more than two. How do u cope with 5 of the little buggers ? grin

penguins123 Thu 10-Jul-14 15:23:15

39+6 with 1st baby. so fed up waiting. hoping every twinge is the beginning but not so. mw on monday said head was 4/5 engaged. bump hasnt dropped yet either

With my first I went 2 days over so u never know we may go into labour together! <clutches at straws>

penguins123 Fri 11-Jul-14 23:45:06

any change? nothing here

myusernameis Fri 11-Jul-14 23:50:46

I am 39+2 with my first. Was convinced it was going to arrive about 2 weeks ago. Now I'm starting to think it might stay in there forever! It's been 3/5's engaged for ages (about a year feels like) now.

mamachelle Fri 11-Jul-14 23:57:42

evening all smile

any baby news? today is (was) d-day and im still very much pregnant despite hosting a b.day party for my eldest dd's and supervising 60 children tonight.

The consultant app was a bit of a waste of time yest, all i got in response to positioning was a "yes baby is head down". Nothing was recorded in my notes about whether baby is engaged or not so i have no idea what baby is upto.

SouthDerbyshireMamma Sat 12-Jul-14 04:24:34

No news as such but I'm in early labour (hoorah) Typically it all kicked off about 10 last night after a really busy day and a sleepless night previously. I'm also supposed to be at my best friends wedding in a few hours time! Exhausted doesn't even cover it. Fingers crossed he'll make an appearance soon!

Good luck to everyone else smile

Ooh exciting!!! Keep us updated! Sorry I didn't see the updates. Nothing here either and today is d day!! Texts have already started confused I reckon I'm going over. Keep having random pains but nothing that even resembles labour- Tonight is curry night!!!!

mamachelle Sat 12-Jul-14 18:12:35

just a very quick update, our baby girl was born in her waters this morning at 8.59am weighing 6lb 11oz.

labour was good and quick (despite nearly not getting there and having to give birth on the day assessment unit as labour ward was heaving lol). we are lucky enough to be home and settled with all our girlys.

i'll pop back in later. good luck ladies xx

Ah congratulations! How exciting.... Hope your enjoying your lovely newborn cuddles.
Just had a curry.....

SouthDerbyshireMamma Sat 12-Jul-14 20:18:47

Aww congratulations! My little fella was born today too at 8.32am, weighing 7lbs 5oz. Hes perfect and we are smitten! Unfortunately I'm at stuck at the hospital tonight due to pre eclampsia :-(

Congratulations southderbyshire hope you're ok and it wasn't traumatic. Want mine now but I think it's just too comfy!!!

penguins123 Sat 12-Jul-14 22:19:21

congrats on babies. i hear its good luck for baby to arrive still in waters. due yday, no baby yet altho alot of pain in pubic bone & lots of tiny frequent wee's

mamachelle Sun 13-Jul-14 07:11:13

congratulations south! hope the eclampsia isnt making you unwell! how was your 1st night with baby? will you be able to get home soon?

thanks for the msgs. i have been enjoying the new baby smell and cuddles alot (and every 2hrs through the nightwink ) feeding is going well and she is a huge hit amongst her sisters. Dd3 (age 5) did ask if we can change her name to lily though, apparantly its easier for her to remember because there are two lilys in her class lol

penguins - i had never heard that until the mw made a point of mentioning it yesterday and told us a story about fisherman lol hope the pains turn into something productive for you soon.

elvis - how was your curry? will you be needing a hotter one tonight?

Still driving myself mad with various symptoms but nothing much going on. All I got from the curry was an upset tummy confused, think I'll have to bite the bullet and DTD tonight hmm
Glad your other children are enjoying the baby too, am wondering how my own DD will react....

penguins123 Sun 13-Jul-14 09:23:25

tmi
just had clear jelly after going for a pee, hoping things kick off soon smile might try sleeping. been awake since 5am unable to get into a comfy shape to lie long enough to sleep

Eek penguins it could be you next! I think I'm going to be all on my own dammit

penguins123 Sun 13-Jul-14 20:33:29

pains got worse all day. nothing regular enough to time tho. bouncing on the ball while OH watches football. been asked to hang on til half10 lol. might try a hot bath see if it helps the 'cramps'

Yup same here where DH concerned! Just got to hang on til after the footsie wink

penguins123 Mon 14-Jul-14 04:50:57

up since midnight unable lie any longer than the hour i was in bed. pains every 15 mins now every 10 since 03:30, had to cave in & take paracetomol

Ooh hopefully you're cuddling your little bundle?!

Contractions every 10 minutes shock

penguins123 Mon 14-Jul-14 23:55:24

nothing to report as such. hosp kept me in as 3 people cant tell if waters have gone. still pains every 10mins or so, they checked internally at 1pm which showed closed high cervix & no dilation, no internal checks since & its midnight. not a happy camper at present

How is it going penguins? I had my dd by EMCS yesterday. 8lb10! She's lush, really enjoying it grin

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