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Ok, is this it? If not, how am I gonna get any sleep?

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Umlellala Wed 16-Jul-08 00:21:02

Lots of pain this evening, a show and now kind of bearable but pretty painful contractions (mainly in my back) for 15 secs every 5mins or so for last hour and a half...

It's second baby and am due tomorrow... If it was daytime I'd prob ring/go in but am reluctant to ring my mum (to come and look after toddler) in the middle of the night if they are gonna send me home anyway.

Got a feeling am being a wimp and that I should just try and get some sleep and deal in the morning (don't THINK it will have gone away - think this is it but could be wrong of course...)

but how? recommended positions?!! have taken paracetamol but not really done owt.


lilolilmanchester Wed 16-Jul-08 00:28:58

Umlellala, do you have somewhere your Mum could sleep? It might be kinder to get your Mum over now than at say 3 or 4 in the morning. Sounds to me (but am not a midwife or medically qualified) that you might be well on the way. I was in denial with DC2 and ended up in hospital 30 mins before she was born.

gigglewitch Wed 16-Jul-08 00:31:57

ditto lilolil - did the same sort of thing and also got to hosp a mere 20mins before DS2 arrived, no blardy pain relief or anything. it will not be like your first labour, you can pretty much guarantee.
Also think that gettin mum out at midnight is preferable to poking her out of bed at an ungodly hour of the morning. At worst, you get a ma to chat to whilst nothing much happens hmm

Umlellala Wed 16-Jul-08 00:35:50

I shall give her a ring...
Ohh will be exciting to say 'YES' rather than 'NO NEWS' as soon as she picks up grin

lilolilmanchester Wed 16-Jul-08 00:38:18

Well, perhaps say "maybe". If it happens tonight, hope it goes well. Look forward to hearing the news.

lilolilmanchester Wed 16-Jul-08 00:39:41

and she's your Mum, so even if false alarm, she'll still love you!

gigglewitch Wed 16-Jul-08 00:41:06

good luck wink
may it be quick (but not toooo quick)
fingers x'ed, watching out for your announcement!!

lilolilmanchester Wed 16-Jul-08 00:43:21

<<wonders why lilo and gigglewitch are up at this insane hour if not in labour>>

gigglewitch Wed 16-Jul-08 00:46:02

<<am nocturnal. we have met at this hour on plenty of previous occasions. You are giving me a complex and making me think i should be in bed>> shock


Umlellala Wed 16-Jul-08 00:47:34

Yeh, have just rung her and explained. And as she said, well, even if I ring her in a couple of hours, she's not going to sleep now anyway wink. Why can't it be made easier than this? A big sign or something? Unless it all stops very soon, think I will be going in today (whether thats middle-of-night or hopefully, a more civilised time of day).

Now, I shall just eat lots as I don't seem to be able to sleep. Dh getting his sleep upstairs... I seem to recall I had two nights of (not-so-painful) contractions where he got to sleep and I didn't last time... hmm

gigglewitch Wed 16-Jul-08 00:51:02

yep, eating's good. so is a warm bath (as if you didnt know. sorry) you could - once fed and bathed or whatever, try lying on your bed, get a bit of rest even if there is no chance of any zzz's. which there isn't if we're being honest grin

<am not being flippant, honestly. just that having three babies makes one a little over-familiar with such things...>

lilolilmanchester Wed 16-Jul-08 00:51:08

Good luck! Am working tomorrow so really must go to bed (but DH is out and ! was thinking I'd wait up for him but no longer else I'll never get out of bed in the morning).
If we don't hear anything tomorrow, we'll assume it's all systems go! Post when you get the chance. All the best umlellala

Umlellala Wed 16-Jul-08 01:02:04

Thanks, once Mum is here, I will attempt to get back to bed...
Cheers for the advice - can't find anything about super-short contractions (makes me think they are just BH but I have been having loads of those and they haven't been painful). These are painful and every 5 mins but only lasting about 15-20secs.

Umlellala Wed 16-Jul-08 01:24:57

Aaaaaaghg, don'#t believe it. Looks like they might have stopped!!!!!!! We'll see but Mum's not even here yet... FFS, she's gonna kill me... OH no, here's one... oh, and that was def more like 20 secs... so stronger and longer... how long will I last before going to hospital??? and hoping I am a) more than 1cm dilated and 2) that they will keep me and give me my epidural !

So weird how it is intense pain for, well, 20 secs, and then totally fine til the next one.

Sorry for babbling btw, just waiting til Mum gets here...

vonsudenfed Wed 16-Jul-08 01:28:34

I'm here with insomnia (thanks to next door's dog) so babble on - good luck, and it definitely sounds like your mum is coming just in time...

StealthPolarBear Wed 16-Jul-08 06:17:13

How are you doing?

Umlellala Wed 16-Jul-08 06:56:31

Well, still here.
Back HURTS. Managed to get some sleep but had regular contractions all night... but haven't had one for about half hour now that I am properly awake hmm bloody typical.

Anyway, dh was due to go off on paternity tomorrow so he is gonna stay here today and my mum is still asleep (dd is awake of course!), and hopefully it will all get going again, otherwise what a lot of pain for no reason sad

Feel bit guilty cos of Mum but I don't think I would have been able to sleep if I didn't know I could nip to hospital at any point so good really...

Surely, it will all kick off again soon - am full of the joys of the 'signs of labour', and have been leaking breastmilk for the first time too...

Ohhhhh, that was one there so fingers crossed.

StealthPolarBear Wed 16-Jul-08 07:27:41

Exactly, the stress of worrying about "what if it all kicks off" would not be good for you. I'm sure your mum would agree with that.

StealthPolarBear Wed 16-Jul-08 07:29:07

Does your mum work or have other commitments? If not then this is probably top of her priority list anyway
My labour (only had one) sounds a bit like yours, one min I was calling the mat ward as contractions coming every couple of minutes, next thing I knew they were 20 mins apart!

Umlellala Wed 16-Jul-08 10:00:58

Yes, Mum doesn't work. Have had some contractions all morning - and every 10 mins for last hour nearly. Have decided that Mum will take dd back to theirs (she goes to Nanna's and Grandpa's a lot anyway and will be very happy playingin their garden) soon and then I will probably call Delivery Suite once I can't cope anymore!!

Gut says it really really MUST be it - it blimmin HURTS (even in the bath!). Just really don't want them to send me home... sad

lilolilmanchester Wed 16-Jul-08 15:18:45

any news?

Umlellala Wed 16-Jul-08 15:28:25

NOPE. am v cross!

My back is is agony, had some respite in the form of a bath (although, pain came back as soon as I stood up). But now contractions seem to have stopped. Aaaaagh. Oh well, dd at Nanna's and Grandpa's til prob Friday (in my head anyway) - will prob end up in delivery suite at midnight, i really really hope baby is out by friday at least...

Feeling a bit pathetic tbh. Don't remember it being this painful when I went to hospital last time, and those were 'proper' 60 secs contractions sad and am so exhausted and weepy. Feeling like I 'should' be able to cope a bit better really.

Can't decide whether I can actually walk to the shop - (a long walk brought on contractions lsat time) but might send dh out for mags. Want cheering up grin

Idobelieveinfairies Wed 16-Jul-08 15:35:57

I would try for the walk if possible, it sounds as if things are ready so a little help from you might get it more established wink

I had back pains with my 2nd labour..more achy, was due to be induced anyway and when put on monitor the midwife said ..'oh you are having quite intense contractions already!'...i was like 'really?!'.....

Good luck,and keep us up-to-date! wink

Ledodgy Wed 16-Jul-08 15:40:39

Tweak your nipples, seriously it works.

Idobelieveinfairies Wed 16-Jul-08 15:41:52

and dare i!


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