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Anyone awake? Is this it??

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flymo79 Tue 05-Aug-14 04:17:31

Am 40+3, Had lots of BH yesterday, cramping and some snotty jelly when I wiped, just woke up now getting back ache and period-type cramps, went to loo and blood when I wiped. Bit freaked out!!!

ForTheLoveOfSocks Tue 05-Aug-14 04:22:27

It could well be. Maybe give the midwife a quick ring to put your mind at rest and get back to bed for a while.

Best of luck thanks

Neonbabyblue Tue 05-Aug-14 04:24:19

Oooh sounds like it could be!

Quick call to the midwife then have as much rest as you can!

TrucksAndDinosaurs Tue 05-Aug-14 04:26:46

More than likely!
Rest rest rest if you can.

lettertoherms Tue 05-Aug-14 04:29:55

Sounds like it! Best wishes. thanks

Amy106 Tue 05-Aug-14 04:36:18

It could be it...very exciting but rest if you can. Good luck! flowers

flymo79 Tue 05-Aug-14 04:43:14

Thanks all, should I be worried about the blood???

Wishfulmakeupping Tue 05-Aug-14 04:57:08

Give mat ward a call they'll tell you if you need to go down

flymo79 Tue 05-Aug-14 05:01:36

Just called, they said to get some rest. Fat chance!!

Marnierose Tue 05-Aug-14 05:03:11

I would get some rest if possible. Even if it's just lying down. It sounds very early. Worth calling about the blood though.

Coughle Tue 05-Aug-14 05:04:39

The blood will most likely be your mucus plug. If you really can't rest, do something creative like bake a cake or draw a picture or tidy a drawer grin

Soon you'll meet your beautiful baby! Keep posting if it helps!

strawberrybonbons Tue 05-Aug-14 05:05:29

I hope this is it for you op. You need to get some rest because if it is then today will be a long day. Both my labours started in the early hours of the morning. If it's getting a little too sore take some paracetamol and go try watch something funny that you don't have to think about on tv. Lie of the couch and try and relax. Good luck xxx

flymo79 Tue 05-Aug-14 05:14:01

So reassuring to have people to MN with, it's scary seeing blood even though I know it's normal.... Just bouncing and watching a silly film

CafeAuLaitMerci Tue 05-Aug-14 05:37:29

Oooh how exciting grin

Have you found out if it's going to be a boy or a girl? Or are you in for a surprise?

Have you decided on names yet?

I'm really not going to want to go to work today now! But I'll check in when I can and I don't have to leave for a couple of hours yet! Actually, a home birth before then would suit me if you don't mind grin

flymo79 Tue 05-Aug-14 07:01:54

Not much happening, cafe, just trying to rest up though cramps are making that tricky. How'm I supposed to know the difference between BH's and contractions??
We are expecting a girl btw....

TheresLotsOfFarmyardAnimals Tue 05-Aug-14 07:10:23

Contractions are usually relatively regular and don't go away if you walk around & have a glass of water

Good luck op!

flymo79 Tue 05-Aug-14 08:35:58

Thanks farmyard, that helps!! Xxx

sewingandcakes Tue 05-Aug-14 08:38:15

Good luck! You'll know when they're proper contractions smile

flymo79 Tue 05-Aug-14 09:48:18

All stopped. Boo.

Coughle Wed 06-Aug-14 03:33:31

Any more action?

flymo79 Wed 06-Aug-14 04:08:17

Yes! Been up all night, contractions about every 5 mins when standing but slow to every ten when lying down. sO tired, haven't had any rest in 24hrs and feel a bit weepy. Please help!

LairyPoppins Wed 06-Aug-14 04:14:17

Hi flymo

Gosh poor you. I followed your thread yesterday - I am 39w5d and in a v e r y slow early phase of labour that is driving me mad! Has been stop-start for about a week.

Can you take a couple of paracetamol to help you get some sleep? (Should take my own advice....)

Coughle Wed 06-Aug-14 04:24:13

Some ideas:

Hot shower
Yoga - cat/cow is especially good
The above link is used for positioning but it's also a wonderful relaxation technique

Do whatever you can to relax even if you don't sleep.

MorphineDreams Wed 06-Aug-14 04:26:35

Ooo so exciting!

Lavender bath
sitting on the toilet smile

Floop Wed 06-Aug-14 04:26:54

Best of luck Flymo!

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