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i don't want to do it any more..

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JiminyCricket Wed 03-Aug-05 10:27:00

i'm seven days over due date with my second, and has been really on off signs of labour - i.e., half a day of contractions last weds, same last Fri but a bit stronger. Then yesterday I started having much stronger contractions and just for fun each one was accompanied by either the runs or being sick. Carried on all morning about seven mins apart, midwife even popped in, then at 3pm they stopped. On the plus side I got a really good nights sleep last night which I needed. Had half a piece of toast this morning but made my tummy bad again. Thing is, I have been really impatient for things to start, but felt so yuck yesterday that now I'm really scared.

Lizzylou Wed 03-Aug-05 10:29:09

OH, JC, hope things get/better move along for you soon, sounds like you're really suffering.

ilovehorses Wed 03-Aug-05 10:30:49

ah, not very good at knowing what to say, except babies come when they are good and ready. Do you have someone with you a lot fo the time to look after you in your not well state as you must be feeling uncomfortable. My sympathies are with you and if I was near you I would try and help you in any way I could (easy to say) good luckx

acnebride Wed 03-Aug-05 10:33:41

JC, thinking of you. Wish i had something useful to say.

bumpylump Wed 03-Aug-05 10:42:42

Hang in there Jiminycricket, your baby must be really happy in your tummy it sounds like he's letting you know he's nearly ready, I had the sick/poo thing too, not nice.(I can never eat potato wedges again!) Try to give yourself a nice treat today, a glossy mag, hire a DVD and before you know it you'll have a beatifull baby in your arms. Good Luck. x

ilovehorses Wed 03-Aug-05 10:43:51

nice words bumpylump

Lizzylou Wed 03-Aug-05 10:44:59

Very well put BumpyLump, what I wanted to say but struggled to do so!!!! [smile}

JiminyCricket Wed 03-Aug-05 10:45:06

Thanx all. A DVD is a good idea, I have some trashy comedy chick flicks to watch. Having 'coffee' - not that i'll want any - with a friend later for the company too.

KMS Wed 03-Aug-05 14:40:14

try a funny dvd. I laughed so much to a billy connolly dvd that my waters broke!!
Worth a try and the laughing will release lots of lovely endorphins as well and make you feel good.

Good luck hope it happens soon.

bumpylump Wed 03-Aug-05 19:43:42

Jiminycricket, how are you feeling now?

spacecadet Wed 03-Aug-05 20:18:04

i bet you want be long now as having a jippy tummy is supposed to pre-empt labour

JiminyCricket Wed 03-Aug-05 21:32:29

I feel bit better emotionally and absolutely bloomin fine physically not even an ache in sight and I've even been out for a walk and helped dh empty and refill the birthing pool. Thanks all and for being so sweet bumpylump. Keep you posted. x

bensmum3 Wed 03-Aug-05 23:45:57

Oh, Jiminycricket, the longest I went overdue was 7 and a half hours, so I really feel for you, I can never eat apricot yoghurt again though as thats what made me throw up when I was in labour with dd, I hope your baby doesnt make you wait too much longer, and I'm sure you will forget all these feelings you have now as soon as you have that first cuddle.

JiminyCricket Thu 04-Aug-05 09:44:10

I went to bed feeling really positive, did a visualisation of having the baby (calmly and in control of course), had a morale boosting chat with the baby and have been having strongish contractions since 1 am. Night midwives were here for a bit but i'm coping and they got called out to someone else at 5. Since 8 the contractions have been going off a tiny bit so I'm desperately pottering around trying to encourage them - send me all your positive vibes

Toothache Thu 04-Aug-05 09:46:43


Hulababy Thu 04-Aug-05 09:49:17

Good luck; hope baby is hear with you soon.

MINNIE1 Thu 04-Aug-05 12:05:28

Wishing you all the best and i hope buba arrives soon.

hunkermunker Thu 04-Aug-05 12:07:39

Positive vibes from me too - hope your beautiful baby's here very soon. Went 10 days over with DS and know how hard the wait and anticipation is!

JiminyCricket Thu 04-Aug-05 16:08:44

owww. Three midwives been and gone so far, still in 'early labour' although i think it just took an encouraging turn for the worse...They better come back at 5 like they said cos they havn't left me any gas and air yet! Stoopid contraction things needing a lot of encouragement at the mo i.e. have to keep moving around in order to stay in excruciating pain..ah well, all for the good.

astonished Thu 04-Aug-05 16:46:38

Good luck, perhaps some squatting, or if you do need to rest lay on your left side and eat lots of carbs. If you are in for the long all and spending lots of time moving you need to keep your energy up so food and rest are essential too. Perhaps some up and down stairs and then a rest? Hope your birth goes well, keep us posted xxx

bensmum3 Fri 05-Aug-05 20:18:26

Any news,how are you doing jiminycricket ?

JiminyCricket Mon 08-Aug-05 13:52:30

Yeah, we did it! See birth announcements...Thanx for the support, it really helped me get through it x

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