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confuddledDOTcom in labour at 29 weeks

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confuddledDOTcom Tue 18-Dec-12 07:30:35

lying in delivery bored! so thought I'd post on MN. I've been getting contractions for a couple of weeks, proper ones they could feel but no fibronectin and cervix was fine. been none stop since, really. normally I become irregularly regular in the early evening, kept awake until about 4am when I fall asleep exhausted. Sunday I woke with them and again Monday. I had decided Monday evening it was time, went to loo and had a show.

positive FFN and 2cm dilated at hospital they started steroids and nif-thingy. transferred quickly (still local) and mw asked them to speed it up as I was starting again. mum said she was being left behind at 70! got here and I was 3cm 3/10. they have prepared the room for him but still talk about my next doses, they've written up a name band with Tuesday's date.

just wish something would happen now either way.

RikersBeardisFresherthanSantas Tue 18-Dec-12 07:37:41

Hi confuddled hope you're feeling ok, must all be stressful. Great that you've had the steroids, so if baby is going to put in an early appearance he/she has the best support.
Have you got a name sorted?

HDee Tue 18-Dec-12 07:38:01

I hope the nifedipine does it's job and baby stays where he is for a little longer.

Every day he spends in the womb, is a day less in hospital.

Have you been to see NICU? At 29 weeks baby will probably be close to three pounds and do very well, but it can be very scary first time you go in. For some reason something in my brain is telling me you have had a premature baby before?

Good luck.

Bearandcub Tue 18-Dec-12 07:38:39

Good luck! Hoping all goes well.

NormaStanleyFletcher Tue 18-Dec-12 08:26:12

Hope it all goes well.

TaggieCrimbleBlack Tue 18-Dec-12 08:28:10

Good Luck!!

tiddleypompom Tue 18-Dec-12 08:29:02

Thinking of you & your baby today

poachedeggs Tue 18-Dec-12 08:31:32

Crikey this must be tough. Thinking of you x

Rindercella Tue 18-Dec-12 08:32:00

Confuddled, you must be quite scared but you sound remarkably calm.

Good luck, I am rooting that all goes well for you and BabyFuddle xx

CatKitson Tue 18-Dec-12 08:41:18

Good luck to you and baby. Hang on in there!

MimsyBorogroves Tue 18-Dec-12 08:42:17

Thinking of you. Good luck!

MustafaCake Tue 18-Dec-12 08:44:05

Sending positive vibes for a (small but) very healthy baby!

QTPie Tue 18-Dec-12 09:12:49

Best wishes x

SledsImOn Tue 18-Dec-12 09:33:18

Oh sweetheart. Adding my good thoughts and wishes for you and little one.

I hope it goes well, when it happens! xx

confuddledDOTcom Tue 18-Dec-12 09:40:01

had the first dose of steroids but need the second for it to work. need to hold on for another day and a half really. scratch that, they've decided to do next dose as they do it differently to my hospital.

this is my 4th time (5th with my born too soon babe) so I think that helps the nerves. my 31 weeker didn't get steroids and she's done pretty well. I'd prefer to get past 30 but I'm pretty close if it goes off.

confuddledDOTcom Tue 18-Dec-12 09:42:14

oh and he was well over 3lb so my biggest baby by %ile. should be pushing the 4lb mark by now.

DinosaursOnAnAdventCalender Tue 18-Dec-12 09:47:55

I hope everything goes well today x

OodKingWenceslas Wed 19-Dec-12 10:34:07

I've posted on FB too but good luck!

Sheldonella Wed 19-Dec-12 10:38:33

Good luck confuddled!

lannyshrops Wed 19-Dec-12 10:50:28

Keep hanging on in there lovely, we are all rooting for you and LO xxx

Em2010 Wed 19-Dec-12 10:59:04

Good luck!!

confuddledDOTcom Wed 19-Dec-12 12:29:43

ood, as you'll hopefully see this, can you c&p what I've said as this phone isn't easy for lots of typing.

OodKingWenceslas Wed 19-Dec-12 12:41:51

I've linked to the AN thread too.

Will copy over to FB too

LemonBreeland Wed 19-Dec-12 12:44:26

Good luck confuddled. Was hoping your baby boy would hold on a bit longer for you.

Ebb Wed 19-Dec-12 14:09:16

Good luck! Were all your others premies too?

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