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January 2013 part 6: the one where all the babies arrive to join their friends who escaped early!

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BuntysFestiveCollocks Tue 18-Dec-12 12:55:59

New thread as the other one is nearly full shock!

Our next baby should be pmgkt's, but I won't if any little cheeky monkey will sneak in before Thursday?

AppleCrumples Fri 28-Dec-12 20:33:28

Wow ari that was quick! Congratultions love the name x

bunty sending labour vibes your way, hope when I check in tomorrow you've had bubs x

bealos Fri 28-Dec-12 20:42:23

Looking for a bit of advice... I've been getting period pain type cramps right at the bottom of my bump for the last day or two, plus lots of braxton hicks. I read that this can go on for weeks - is that true? It's quite exhausting!!

I was induced last time at 42 weeks so never went into labour 'naturally'.

happyhow Fri 28-Dec-12 20:53:00

Congratulations Ari! What a lovely surprise!

We've got a lovely meal booked for Hogmanay so I've decided baby can come anytime after that! (Although I have tickets for Gary Barlow on 11th - 4 days after due date - so if it could come after then that'd be good too!) Def no signs of it budging anytime soon though.

I haven't felt particularly emotional or hormonal yet but have felt completely wiped out today. I've done nothing but have been incredibly tired. Oh well, I have a weekend of unpacking boxes and making massive batches of chilli/spaghetti bolognese, soup etc ahead of me...

Keep with it Bunty - Mini Bunty will be here soon!! smile

Complicated24 Fri 28-Dec-12 21:33:24

Arini huge congrats and what a quick labour. Hope you are enjoying lovely cuddles at home now.

Bunty definitely a marathon not a sprint, but you are doing brilliantly and baby has to be here soon. Hope you are eating and drinking to keep strength up. We're all with you in spirit.

Bealos I've felt same over last few days and felt a few shooting pains in pelvis which I am assuming is baby engaging. Was two fifths engaged at last MW appt. hope your bag is packed.

Godz poor you. I've felt really emotional these past few days too and think its because I'm so tired as not sleeping and let's face it having a baby is a life changing event and one none of us first timers can actually get our head round until we've had our babies. You can prepare for so many things in life but not
Parenthood. Suggest you talk to DH if you can as he will be going through his own life before baby fears and they may be very different emotions than yours. If you can't talk then maybe write it all down. Big hormonal preggie hug.

Complicated24 Fri 28-Dec-12 21:44:01

Marasme remind me are you having C section on Monday and what was pre-op for? I'm being induced on Monday and have to ring up at 0800 to find out when there's a bed available. Have been told induction could take up to 48 hours until I'm even in labour. Will be so bored so am going to stock up on trashy mags and download books onto kindle this weekend. Any other tips from those who've been induced before very welcome.

katolla Fri 28-Dec-12 22:03:15

Congratulations Ari and keep going Bunty!

bealos I'm getting the same thing, low pains and lots of BH, this had better not keep going till my due date, a month today! :| ALSO, did you spend yesterday with my friend Lucy??

MarasmeAbsolu Fri 28-Dec-12 22:11:30

complicated yes - C-section on Monday - I'll be turning up at 6:45am - a bit worried of dropping DD off with friends; she does not take being dropped very gladly these days, no matter how much we prepare her.

Induction tips from me: take ipad / kindle with charger, loads of trashy reading, some grapes or nice healthy nibbles, earplugs for the night, eye mask or equivalent. Keep hydrated.
By day 3, I was going off my head - going for a wee walk through the hospital helps, even if just to grab a hot choc or buy some more magazines.

Good luck - catch up on Monday!!

bealos Fri 28-Dec-12 22:15:51

ooh katolla maybe! My cousin Lucy that is!

My induction tips - go home if you can for the early stages... take earplugs, eye mask etc for night time. Find a bathroom with a bath and hide in there! Go for walks, outside if possible.

bealos Fri 28-Dec-12 22:18:34

katolla ...and was boxing day so don't know if it's the same person?

Lostbobbles Fri 28-Dec-12 22:33:50

Congrats to you Ari, send me some of those quick labour vibes and bunty could use some too.

Bunty hope things speed up for you xx

Yey go mini bugs, keep up the good work and keep putting on those oz's.

Godz sorry to hear your situ, I would just try to remind yourself that most men don't do well when it comes to emotions (putting it nicely) just tell him how you feel and try wait it out until bubs is here and you get settled into routine. It could be that he is terrified himself and doing usual man thing and withdrawing rather than opening up. (Could get worse before it gets better though as some men also feel very left out when baby arrives) (as if we don't have enough to deal with hey!!!) ��

Anyway I am also turning into an emotional wreck I burst into tears yesterday because I couldn't find a parking space at the butcher!!

Had consultant appoint today, was not usual Dr. Got to go for scan no 8 on Monday as she was not overly happy with growth from last scan o had two weeks ago from one two weeks before that and wants it checked again.

Took DD to disney on ice show this eve and she had a lovely time so happy end to the day.

AppleCrumples Fri 28-Dec-12 22:48:31

complicated sorry no real tips but don't let your parents spend whole day on ward driving you crazy however I was induced with ds1 and was only in labour for 7 hours and went into labour just a few hours after being given pessary, hope it works as well for you x

bealos I've been getting those period pains as well as bh, not sure what that means but I don't remember getting them with any of the others not helpful I remain hopeful it is a good sign...

Am pretty emotional/ hormonal. Dcs playing up yesterday and I'd had enough and ended up sobbing on dining room floor after shouting at them all sad am too tired to cope properly now

BuntyCollocks Sat 29-Dec-12 02:01:59

At hospital. 21 hours of contractions - 1/2 a fucking centimetre. I am beyond gutted. She is playing up so I'm having to be monitored. What fun.

Lora1982 Sat 29-Dec-12 03:59:38

1/2 a cm?!? Rude. Bodies are nasty things. Mines currently being nasty by reminding me YET again that i do indeed have wisdom teeth and that the constant pain down my thigh when i move is a good thing because it prooves im alive when i feel pain. Sick of this now

and your half a cm is making me jealous ffs :-D

sanam2010 Sat 29-Dec-12 04:00:27

Congratulations Ari, great news!! Lovely to hear of a quick labour!

Am awake at 4am here, having some light contractions and am thinking tonight might be the night. Contractions are not strong enough to wake anybody up yet so am waiting and just making sure everything is packed just in case...

BuntyCollocks Sat 29-Dec-12 04:52:52

You've made me laugh, lora - no mean feat ATM. Just been sent home in tears. 5 hours of horrendous contractions and I've only dilated to 2 - 2 1/2cm. God knows how long it'll take before I'm in active labour. Contractions are 3 mins apart lasting a minute and incredibly painful.

Good luck, sanam - hope your ride isn't as shit as mine is turning out to be.

Lora1982 Sat 29-Dec-12 05:19:04

Im confused now. I was told to go in if they last a minute and are 5 mins apart or less. So when if i ever get there i might be told to leave.

Your situation is what im dreading. Id stick my heels in and camp at the ward door or something what a nightmre.

Complicated24 Sat 29-Dec-12 06:00:09

Bunty just woken up and thought of you immediately. You poor thing. You must be totally knackered and what are you going to do at home as cant sleep through those contractions. Can't they give you something to try and speed things up? Surely you can't be expected to continue with natural labour much longer. Wish we could all take turns to have contractions for you so you could get a few hours kip. The end has to be in sight soon. Big hug and steaming hot cuppa. Cry all you want to.

woody2313 Sat 29-Dec-12 08:15:39

Congratulations Ari!
Good luck Bunty - will keep thinking of you.

woody2313 Sat 29-Dec-12 08:23:43

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Complicated24 Sat 29-Dec-12 09:54:04

Thanks for updating list Woody.

djvesi Sat 29-Dec-12 10:07:29

Contractions sound damn fine at the moment ladies. I'm at home with a vomiting virus, that DS suffered through for a few days from christmas morning. Thankfully DH is still fully functional and can take care of DS whilst I'm incapacitated.

Congrats Ari!

theboutiquemummy Sat 29-Dec-12 11:02:03

bunty you pour thing sad huge enormous hugs what a bloody nightmare

I dread to think how little I'm dilated it was 1cm last time they looked but these contractions are no where near as strong n regular as yours are x

Have you tried being up right and mobile gravity n all that midwife says its our friend

Fingers crossed for you n if you need a good cry you have one each labour is very different esp if it's your first x

theboutiquemummy Sat 29-Dec-12 11:04:41

Good Luck sanam and lora hoping you both have easy deliveries n swift labours x

MamaMary Sat 29-Dec-12 11:04:55

Congratulations ari! Lovely name.
Bunty hope things speed up!

allchik Sat 29-Dec-12 11:31:53

Oh bunty what a nightmare! Really hope it speeds up soon x

congrats ari same due date as me VERY jealous!!x

godz im a hormonal mess too my poor hub found me slumped in bed crying for NO reason whatsoever! V odd x

Im nesting like a crazy person,got up early doors today cus I HAD to make a home 'things to do' spreadsheet...v odd!

At MW ap on 27th bub is still measuring under n bump is still quite small,MW thinks its cus Im tall with a long torso. She also thinks im having a v tall bub as cud feel where the bum n feet were n it was a fair family are giants so that wud make sense! Cnt wait till he/she is here!

X x x

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