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41+1 & totally FED UP

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mavies Sat 06-Nov-10 11:39:59

Hey guys. Moan alert.

I am now 8 days overdue. First baby. I'm 38.

I am the size of Downton Abbey. Including the servants. (My bump is 52 inches in circumference for pete's sake! I was a size 10/12 9 months ago...)

If I get 2 hours sleep in a row, I am chuffed.My ankles belong to someone else, someone puffy and old. I particularly enjoy having a moment's notice to go for a wee, then finding the 'bursting' feeling is a tiny trickle enough to barely fill a teaspoon. (For the avoidance of any doubt, this is a guess, I have not actually measured...)

I have been lucky enough to have a midwife who supports my desire not to be induced at the drop of a hat. So they are leaving me be until I am 42 weeks, when they will test the living daylights out of me.

However, I am finding it very difficult to keep myself motivated and happy during what feels like the longest wait for a bus ever.

I 'think' I had a couple of twinges yesterday; felt like period pain. But nothing since. I feel sick on and off, but have done so for about a week.

Please. Send me some kind of encouragement before I go completely mad, or eat another packet of Oreo cookies.


grumpypumpkin Sat 06-Nov-10 11:45:02

I think you should eat them cookies though... seriously! I was induced in the end as was 2 weeks over and had ketones in my urine as not enough energy into me (sick with contractions) so my body could not get into established labour. Munch away in good conscience! grin
But it will happen by crook or by crochet hook so be all self indulgently moany and do exactly what you feel like till it does.
Best of luck!!

Guacamole Sat 06-Nov-10 11:59:25

Sympathies and lots of encouragement, it really won't be long now. I was induced at 40+10 so I know what it's like to feel the way you do! Get a really nice take away and the biggest bar of chocolate you can find and spend this evening watching crap telly, try and take your mind off it.
Have you had all the phonecalls asking if it's happened yet... I got them every day!?

mavies Sat 06-Nov-10 12:10:53

Oh the phone calls and text messages Guacomole... endless... like I'd forget to mention it to anyone?!

Thank you to you, and Grumpypumpkin for the encouragement. Am off to buy some more chocolate and biscuits.

Guacamole Sat 06-Nov-10 12:13:44

Definitely, keep your strength up, you will need it. If it ends up in induction, try not to worry, they will only do it if they feel it is absolutely necessary.

chimchar Sat 06-Nov-10 12:21:33

i feel your pain! i was 14 days late with my dc3...

get moving...walk (or waddle wink)around. get bouncing on a birthing ball. relax, plan something really obscenely expensive for monday, and pay for it in full today. its a good way to tempt yourself into labour!!

if all else fails...have a comedy style shag. it might get things shifting if your body is ready to go anyway....

period pain is is your cervix starting to dialate.

wont be long now. good luck!

mavies Sun 07-Nov-10 12:42:44

Thanks Chimchar for the advice.

Still nothing going on!

Off to stick my arse in the air and wriggle my hips. Fully clothed I should add. Just so she can get in the right position. C'mon baby!

chimchar Mon 08-Nov-10 06:42:25

hey mavis.

any news? wink <runs away!>

pinkyp Mon 08-Nov-10 08:55:57

Not long now, the last few days do drag dont they and your too uncomfy to 'enjoy' it. Is there anywhere u could go out for the day/visit someone who isnt going to annoy the hell out of you. Turn the phone off - that was so annoying for me too! I was 41+5 when induced, wasnt that bad...Gel, drip, brake waters,wait, pethedine, wait,epidural, wait, push, baby sorted grin

mavies Mon 08-Nov-10 11:27:45

No news Chimchar! Still in one piece!

Am trying my damn hardest to remain positive. "Enjoy the peace and quiet while you can!" Its soooo hard though!

Am hopefully heading out today to see a chum who got to finally meet their baby on Friday (she was late too). Maybe cuddling a newborn will set things off.

C'mon baby!

FindingGuysMojo Mon 08-Nov-10 11:31:18

I know the weather is crappy, but can you go for a long slow walk? I was overdue & went in labour the next day after long slow walk - just stick to a route where you can jump into taxi home if you need to.

grumpypumpkin Mon 08-Nov-10 18:34:32

I would also add that watching a sad film can get things moving- my hormones had me at breaking point and I blubbed uncontrollably for hours after watching something schmaltzy!blush Lo and behold, contractions started that night!
Having a good old cry felt wonderful, I had been weeping everyday for fortnight but a proper old boo-hoo? Magical!! grin
Anyway, you may be having a baby as we speak so lets hope you dont need this tip!

mavies Tue 09-Nov-10 10:55:09

Thanks FindingGuys - I have been doing a walk every day, but maybe I need to go further! for longer! with more purpose!

Grumpy, I am still here in one piece... more's the pity. I watched An Affair to Remember at the weekend, maybe I need to watch something even more tear jerking!

Holding the newborn yesterday was so lovely, she was so ickle... I even had a couple of twinges again in the night... but all quiet again this morning.

Am consoling myself with the fact that no-one ever got to be 10 months pregnant. It has to be soon, one way or another.

Thanks to you guys for cheering me up

grumpypumpkin Wed 10-Nov-10 21:28:48

Are you booked for an induction? Any sweeps from the midwife?

I have been boo-hooing at Pride of Britain awards, thats the kind of tear jerking I am talkin about! grin

I had a day when I was really uncomfortable before my contractions started. And about 3 clary sage baths a day! Never want to smell that smell again....

Keep us posted!

mavies Thu 11-Nov-10 17:13:12

Day 13. Nothing nothing NOTHING.

Not booked for an induction, not had sweeps. Have been avoiding interventions for as long as possible.

Appt at hospital on Saturday (day 15!)where they will do loads of monitoring and tests and then say what they would advise. Am guessing that it will be 'we are going to induce you now'!

I cried at an RSPCA advert yesterday, and I am not even a huge animal lover.

Maybe tonight... maybe tonight... maybe tonight... arrrrrghhhhhhhhhh

FindingMyMojo Fri 12-Nov-10 15:04:04

MAVIES it's Friday - where are yoooooouuuuuuu? (Hoping you can't answer as you are otherwise occupied)

mavies Fri 12-Nov-10 16:06:24

I am at home. With my bump for company. Sigh!

Maybe TONIGHT! see, ever the optimist.

FindingMyMojo Fri 12-Nov-10 16:18:23

WOW - that kid is hanging in there. I had a sweep at 41 weeks & went into labour 36 hours later - took me a further 36 hours to properly dilate and I wonder if that was because the issue was 'forced' a little early? This time I think I'll hang out like you, in the hope that I can avoid the 36 hour to dilate scenario - it was v tiring. DD was born 16th November 3 years ago. Weather was just like this.

Best of luck for tonight & the weekend.

FindingMyMojo Tue 16-Nov-10 11:46:00

MAVIES wooo hooooo ................... ?

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