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May 2013: last call - they'll all be with us soon!

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Rhienne Mon 27-May-13 19:00:56

A new thread for the last few babies off the May 2013 thread! Come join us out here babies smile

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Rhienne Mon 27-May-13 19:18:28

The post-natal thread is here.

And our stats thread is here.

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TigerSwallowTail Mon 27-May-13 20:06:02

Thanks for the new thread smile hopefully we won't be needing it for much longer.

CluelessNewbie1 Mon 27-May-13 20:19:03

I'm sure I'm going to be here on my own for ever!

Craftyjessicat Mon 27-May-13 21:47:10

Hi, I'm 40+9 now and going a little bit mad with all the "has baby arrived yet", "any twinges?" etc etc, especially from MIL who seems to expect a running commentary! No there bloody well isn't and we'll let you know when there is so stop sodding asking- urghhhh! (Sorry rant over!)

I'm booked in for induction on 31st and desperately hoping baby turns up before then as I've heard induced labour is longer and more painful (?)

I've been having some odd pains on and off today in my lower abdomen, feeling like I need to poop (tmi sorry!) but then not being able to go. This happened quite frequently this afternoon but seems to have stopped now.

Just wondering if anyone else who is left here is feeling the same?

DXBMermaid Mon 27-May-13 22:03:42

crafty there are a couple of old threads regarding induction which I found useful to read. As I understand it, it is usually when you get put on the drip that things can get very painful, but not all inductions require a drip.

Am lying in bed analysing evey twinge... So far, nothing that I think mighg be an actual contraction. Feeling pressure in my rectal are (sorry TMI) too, but not as if I need to poop, but more as if something is pushing down from the inside out.

Bunnychan Tue 28-May-13 09:08:56

I'm still here today; 40+5 x

lollypopsicle Tue 28-May-13 09:36:33

Me too. DP was most put out that he had to go to work today. He really thought she'd be here by the end of the weekend. He's as sick as I am with the 'any news?' comments.
I had a few niggles last night that I thought could be the start but alas, no.

lollypopsicle Tue 28-May-13 09:40:22

Forgot to say, I've been getting odd crampy pains for weeks, crafty. In fact I have a dull ache in my back that is coming and going this morning. I'm ignoring it as it never seems to come to anything!

Craftyjessicat Tue 28-May-13 09:50:52

Thanks Mermaid, I'll have a scout about those threads now.

Had an uneventful night apart from a horrible dream where I had a midwife appointment and she couldn't find the heartbeat which woke me up in tears!

DP getting desperate to meet our LO now and very sad he had to go to work today too Lolly! I do feel a bit sorry for him as I am thoroughly enjoying not being in work.

I get the feeling baby is going to very happily stay put til she is evicted. I've tried all the 'old wives' suggestions to get her moving- spicy food, pineapple, raspberry leaf, walking (that was hard as my feet and legs are puffballs of pain these days). The only thing we haven't tried is sex as DP has been totally off me since bump got big, not in a mean way just like he can't see passed the need to protect us to anything sexy. Haha.

Oh and a tot of whiskey, which is what my sis reckons brought my nephew. Maybe I'll try that and walking up and down stairs all day.

TigerSwallowTail Tue 28-May-13 14:05:27

Hi to those that are still left, I wish I was saying hi to you all on the post-natal thread instead but we'll get there soon smile.

I'm just back from my midwife appointment, had a sweep, had my show and I'm ar 3cm too so just waiting around for something to happen. If nothing progresses then I'm booked in Monday morning to be induced.

The sweep didn't hurt at all, I had to ask her to double check that it had been done so hopefully that's enouraging to those with sweeps coming up.

Bouncing on my birthing ball and keeping my fingers crossed that something happens.


Bunnychan Tue 28-May-13 17:59:48

God I'm so bored lol! I'm over being pregnant now. Come on baby; where are u? X

TerracottaPie Tue 28-May-13 20:32:46

Hey all smile

I've been a bit slack about posting since DD3 appeared. Can't believe she's 10 days old already.

Congratulations to all those that have their babies since I last posted! I know I'll have seen a lot of the announcements on fb but for any that aren't on there hope you're all doing well and see you on the post natal thread!

For those won't be long! Promise grin

I went to 40+11 with an induction so I know how crap it feels when you think it's never going to happen and every night you go to bed thinking will this be the night I get woken up with contractions. And you don't...

Here my birth story for any interested:

Got to hospital at 8am for my induction. Had to have half an hour on the CTG monitor. Baby wouldn't stay still to get a good trace, and then fell asleep so didn't have enough variability or movements for the MW to be happy with things. Also had to wait for the Dr to prescribe the gel to start me off. But because of the CTG MW wanted Dr to review things. Dr was happy with things (said baby was propbably thumb sucking on the quiet part of the trace) and gave go ahead to give the gel but on doing the internal beforehand MW was concerned at how free the head still was and because of that couldn't 100% say it was head down. So I had to wait for Dr to come and do a portable scan which showed head down definitely. So off we started. 5 hours after arriving.

So gel was given at 1pm. Back on the monitors for a little while had contractions almost straight away so MW was worried the gel had overstimulated the cervix but it started to settle down. Got off the monitor and decided to get some sleep as was shattered. Nodded off after a bit. DP went to grab some dinner and then I was woken up with some discomfort. Then it happened again after about 7 mins...and then again. DP came back by then and I had about 3 more pains like this when I felt a small pop and my waters went. This was about 3.30pm. Contractions started to become very regular after that with more of my waters trickling out every so often. Intensity increased also and by 5pm was on labour ward.

We were in the same room where DS had been been born 17 months earlier which was lovely. Got examined around 6-7pm and was gutted to find I was I only 3cm as compared to how I'd coped with previous labours I felt like I was much further along. MW said the fore waters were still there and it was the hind ones that were trickling out.

Kept on with my breathing and ball rocking and listening to my music through my headphones. MW kept popping in and out and bit by bit I crept towards needing some gas and air.

Got the gas and air around 8.30pm. Sucked on that a lot. Squeezed DPs hand a lot. Started to find it difficult to cope, got very scared then by 9.20pm I was re-examined as wanting to push. Got told I was only 5cm. Felt like I couldn't manage with just G&A anymore so given diamorphine. MW concerned that my waters were bulging on contractions but that head was still not engaged at all so went off to talk to Dr to see whether they should be broken or not and whether Dr should do it.

Whilst that was going on my waters broke on their own and things moved very quickly after that. Was fully dilated at 10pm and 12 minutes later baby was born. 7 mins later placenta was done and dusted with too. Think they recorded labour as being just over 5 hours which wasn't too bad for an induction I thought!

Anyway, we didn't know what we were having and had written on the birth plan that we wanted to find out the sex ourselves. The MWs were very good about sticking to that (in fact they were very good about all the parts of my birth plan). So we checked and found out we had a daughter smile.

So on the 18th May at 10.12pm Henrietta was born weighing 10lb 2oz.

So, so happy with how everything went. Went down to ward by 3am (had a 4 hour IV infusion to prevent PPH as had one with DS and due to having another big baby) after having a bath. And was home by about 11am

Just realised how long this is. Sorry! Think it's the first time I've gone through it all in order in my head. Kind of came pouring out!

Last thing...don't know if any of you remember but I was convinced when one if my Dad's cows had her calf then I would have my baby too? Well the cow did give birth the same day grin Only it was at 6am so I didn't find out until later.

Good luck to everyone left x

lollypopsicle Tue 28-May-13 21:24:05

With the prospect of induction looming, it's encouraging to read your birth story Terra. Thanks for

Noideaatall Tue 28-May-13 21:28:23

only just realised this was here. Can I join? (v late in the day...due date is tomorrow) Induction booked for Monday as well. Really hoping not to have to go there...

lollypopsicle Tue 28-May-13 21:53:07

Of course you can noid. Make sure you join the antenatal thread when bubs arrives smile

Livingwithmymother Tue 28-May-13 22:24:55

I had my baby girl today at 2:50 !!

lollypopsicle Tue 28-May-13 22:31:08

Yay! Congrats living grin hope you are both doing well. Have a feeling mermaid may have some news too soon...

TigerSwallowTail Tue 28-May-13 22:36:35

Congratulations living! smile

TerracottaPie Tue 28-May-13 23:21:07

Congratulations living!!!

Bunnychan Wed 29-May-13 05:36:51

Ergh! Just woke up from a dream where I'd had my baby but my sister was looking after her and I was desperately trying to go and get her but things kept stopping me. That's really not helped my state of mind lol! Can't believe that tomorrow, I'll be one week over due. I've still not had any real symptoms of labour yet either so I guess I'm in it for the long haul. X

Craftyjessicat Wed 29-May-13 08:43:10

Congratulations Living! flowers
just a little jealous

CluelessNewbie1 Wed 29-May-13 08:58:32

Yey for the newest babies. I'm due today... Not likely that there will be an imminent arrival.

NeedSomeSun142 Wed 29-May-13 09:20:04

can I join?

40+7 today can't wait to meet my lil baby boy grin

CluelessNewbie1 Wed 29-May-13 10:06:57

The more the merrier. Welcome x

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