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.
Sympathies! 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! 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!!
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!?
i feel your pain! i was 14 days late with my dc3...
get moving...walk (or waddle )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 good...it is your cervix starting to dialate.
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
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.
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! 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!! Anyway, you may be having a baby as we speak so lets hope you dont need this tip!
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.