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pinkballetflats Sat 06-Jul-13 01:59:47

Anyone waters just partly went.....

Purplehonesty Sat 06-Jul-13 02:02:25

Ooh exciting! Any contractions yet?

Weegiemum Sat 06-Jul-13 02:06:53

Im going to bed soon! Need details though! Contractions, first baby? Etc.

Even if I go to bed I'm rooting for youz (Glasgow term!!)

pinkballetflats Sat 06-Jul-13 02:07:18 wasn't all my waters Im pretty sure...but i can feel her right 'there'.

TWinklyLittleStar Sat 06-Jul-13 02:08:12

Oooh exciting! Tell us more...

pinkballetflats Sat 06-Jul-13 02:10:57

Details: second baby, no contractions yet. What's the weather like up Glasgow way?

pinkballetflats Sat 06-Jul-13 02:21:30

And first contraction....

TWinklyLittleStar Sat 06-Jul-13 02:31:00

Is someone with you? What's your birth plan, other than home birth obviously?

pinkballetflats Sat 06-Jul-13 02:39:55

Plan to still be at hone when she's actually born... grin

I've not called the midwife...I know Im supposed to but want to wait till contractions properly start. OH is filling the pool.

My poor DS has his first speaking part in a play tomorrow and our additional birth partner is away in the West Midland...looks like she's inherited her.mother's sense of timing!

Weegiemum Sat 06-Jul-13 02:42:15

Forecast :heat wave

Reality: raining (as per usual!)

TWinklyLittleStar Sat 06-Jul-13 02:43:43

Oh dear! Fingers crossed your DS sleeps through, waking to find he has a new sister. How long does the pool take to fill? Is the water warm? Any other pain relief? Was your DS born at home?

Weegiemum Sat 06-Jul-13 02:43:53

In fact you could probably have a home water birth on our garden right now! I'm going to bed now -- wishing you all the best!!

Tinwe Sat 06-Jul-13 02:45:22

Hiya smile

How quick was your first birth?
Are you planning to call your birthing partner back?
If you have the baby quickly you/your DH could still go to see the play tomorrow!

pinkballetflats Sat 06-Jul-13 02:47:02

Ih is bloody typical of Glasgow! Sleep well.

DS was born in hospital in the middle of a snowstorm. Pool is almost full. Im avoiding getting in since my waters have at least partly gone. I've got a tens but never used inequality before - is all set up. People have given me mused reports about using one: guess Ill find out how it works for me!

pinkballetflats Sat 06-Jul-13 02:49:26

Hours birth...was at 3cm for 21 hours. Broke my waters, got an epi, 3-10 in minutes, DS born less than and hour after epi - so apparently really quick ( the 21 hours at 3cm didn't bloody well feel quick!! Birth partner had Bernard tested but I suspect she's asleep.

TWinklyLittleStar Sat 06-Jul-13 02:50:30

All I know about Tens is from my sister's hired one. It came when her DS was 3 days old, oops. We both had a go. It felt a bit odd.

cjdamoo Sat 06-Jul-13 02:54:10

I LOVED my tens machine pressing the button was a distraction if nothing else. Ahhhh I "almost" want to be back rocking on my ball with my oils burning tens on and hippobirthing cd playing.... almost

scarecrow22 Sat 06-Jul-13 02:54:24

any more contractions?
had two cs myself (last 12 weeks ago grin ) so am as helpful as a wet teatowel, but excited for you.

Your DS will be able to throw this all back at her in rows.

My DD born in snow freeze in Dec 2010. Your DS?

Tinwe Sat 06-Jul-13 02:56:24

Ah! A tricky one to guess how quick you'll be this time. A friend was about 36 hours the first time, needed epi and other interventions but chose a home birth for her second. He was born so quickly her husband caught him while she was in the bath waiting for her midwife grin
Are you avoiding getting in yet due to concerns about infection since your waters have gone? I've had 2 water births, one my waters had gone fully and the other the baby was born in the bag!

Tinwe Sat 06-Jul-13 03:00:49

Sorry but going to try to get back to sleep for a bit before my "water babies" wake up (aged 1 and 2) grin
Hopefully there'll be great news when I next check here. Good luck!

pinkballetflats Sat 06-Jul-13 03:04:20

Sleep well Tinwe!

Scarecrow - mine was the biggest NH snowstorm of 04/05. We live in the UK now though.

Yup, avoiding getting in just yet in case the wheel out the infection card!

pinkballetflats Sat 06-Jul-13 03:05:13

Oh, contractions are weak, piddling and totally pathetic...they don't even hurt and just feel like the very strong BH I've been having since 16 weeks....

cjdamoo Sat 06-Jul-13 03:07:59

got a ball to do figure 8s on?

pinkballetflats Sat 06-Jul-13 03:10:29

on it right now...also have some Floyd playing....

SoYo Sat 06-Jul-13 03:12:45

Just got up to feed my 18wo, hope the contractions pick up! They let you get in the bath after waters have gone so any reason not the pool? Could you ring MW and run it by her or are you trying to keep her away for a wee while?

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