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October 2016 #7 so near yet it can feel so far!!!

(198 Posts)
positivity123 Tue 18-Oct-16 10:26:15

New thread for us October ladies.

Anybody pop overnight? I had cramps. Got excited and now nothing.

ThinkOfAWittyNameLater Tue 18-Oct-16 10:32:36

I've been having cramps on & off for a few weeks - I think they're just amplified BH... I want him out NOW sad

I spent most of yesterday afternoon in the maternity assessment centre being monitored, prodded & poked. Pregnancy doesn't agree with me so why hasn't my body shifted into gear?! Do I need to send it a memo!?

Gah. It seems my grumpy mood continues.
Anyone have any happy news?

Garlickylicky Tue 18-Oct-16 11:01:02

No baby news here. 6 days overdue and even my fake labour symptoms have stopped! I'm booked for induction on Monday and am starting to think that's looking more and more likely.
Making myself get out and about today - I've wasted too many days of maternity leaving sitting here waiting and feeling miserable!

derryjojo Tue 18-Oct-16 11:20:10

Spent a lot of last night in the assessment unit too being poked and prodded. Cervix is soft but I'm a grand total of zero cm dilated.

I've had a bit of brown discharge this morning. I don't know whether to phone the midwife or not as it was probably just being checked last night that caused it.

ThinkOfAWittyNameLater Tue 18-Oct-16 11:31:10

Derryjojo I'd phone & let them know, it won't do any harm if it's normal.

TeaGirl3 Tue 18-Oct-16 11:54:16

I'm 40+1 now. Started to get period like pains on my left side yesterday but nothing so far today. I've had a metallic taste in my mouth for the last two days, which I know some people get in early pregnancy (I didn't), so not sure whether that's a sign that something will happen soon (wishful thinking I'm guessing!). Seeing my midwife later for my 40 week check up.

derryjojo Tue 18-Oct-16 12:11:20

I phoned the midwife and they don't seem overly concerned. Just to call back if the discharge becomes either watery more bloody

LillianFullStop Tue 18-Oct-16 12:17:17

Just found the new thread!

39+2 - feeling achy and crampy after a failed sweep yesterday (I was only half a cm dilated confused). At least the bleeding has stopped.

Have resigned myself to aiming for due date this weekend as I've driven myself mad hoping for an earlier 38w arrival.

Redken24 Tue 18-Oct-16 13:32:35

yay - we are back. no pops here anyways - lots of annoying pelvic pain

LillianFullStop Tue 18-Oct-16 14:29:51

Has the brown discharge stopped derry? Mine has stopped now after my impressive half a cm check yesterday. hold the fireworks!

derryjojo Tue 18-Oct-16 14:48:58

There's a lot less brown discharge Lillian. I was hoping it was my show and things were getting started

Afreshstartplease Tue 18-Oct-16 16:30:44

I have my baby!

Born at 5am and home for 11!

Was so bloody painful the contractions rammed up very quickly in the middle of the night and my half asleep self was so not prepared!

LillianFullStop Tue 18-Oct-16 16:41:46

Yay fresh!!!!

TeaGirl3 Tue 18-Oct-16 16:44:11

Congratulations Fresh!

positivity123 Tue 18-Oct-16 17:13:16

Hooray Fresh! Any pics? Girl or boy? X

derryjojo Tue 18-Oct-16 17:24:30

Congrats Fresh

LillianFullStop Tue 18-Oct-16 18:16:36

What's your pelvic pain like redken? Mine are like the period pains that I've been having on and off the last few days but taken up a few notches. If fanny daggers and bad period pain had sex and had a baby this would be it.

I don't think it it's labour as I was only half a cm dilated as of yesterday and also this doesn't seem to follow a pattern - so I can't really time it. I'm just all around achy and feeling incapacitated all I want to do is lie down on the couch...

What was it like for you yesterday fresh?

Tacoyaki Tue 18-Oct-16 18:47:31

Another member of the start/stop pre-labour club here! 40 weeks today - been having period pain type cramping for the last three evenings but it always stops by the morning. Also have brown discharge after sweep yesterday which I stupidly asked midwife to stop when she said she thought she could try to get two fingers in to do a stretch and sweep. She said to expect some spotting so not concerned about that. Have tried a v spicy curry, RLT and bouncing on a ball today but all cramping has stopped now angryso not sure what is going on!

Afreshstartplease Tue 18-Oct-16 19:33:08

I had a few sharp pains before I went to bed last night and then woke up in fucking agony! Very frequent very strong contractions , got ready and went in. 6cm on arrival and baby born 5 hours later

ThinkOfAWittyNameLater Tue 18-Oct-16 19:45:18

Congratulations Fresh!
So pleased for you - enjoy those cuddles smile

Not jealous at all...

SchnitzelvonKrummsverylowtum Tue 18-Oct-16 20:12:01

Congratulations fresh!

39 weeks today, and I'm having a lot of tightenings and cramps - I'm really hoping this is the start of labour now!

Redken24 Tue 18-Oct-16 20:17:44

Its a bit odd to describe - wee pains in front of pubic bone - or a pulse of sensation when i go to toilet. feels like i need the toilet but dont ??

LillianFullStop Tue 18-Oct-16 20:28:38

seems to have eased off for me now Red - wish it was easier to know if it was real or false labour this is so frustrating!!. Something unmistakable like 'if your nose turns green then it's real labour'

Redken24 Tue 18-Oct-16 21:29:00

lol this is my first time - a colour changing belly or nippple would be fantastic. i feel so stupid when these pains happen - i wonder is this something ?? ahaha..
I was trying to think of how to describe the pain, its kinda like pressure in my nethers... ? weird..

Redken24 Tue 18-Oct-16 21:31:05

Lillian - have you got a lot left to do? I have left my labour bag by the door, put some sweets in my cool bag (not sure what else to put in there - maybe a cigar haha) still have a few bits to put away in the other room and doing some cleaning so I dont have to do it when the baby is here.
smile

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