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"Sigh". Anyone else overdue and fed up?

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Melly19MummyToBe Wed 15-Jun-11 11:22:11

I just need to moan sad Was due last tuesday. So now I'm 41+1. Had a sweep yesterday, and going back for one tomorrow, what a great birthday that will be! Due to be induced on Sunday (fathers day!) at 7:45am. Anyone else want to come and have a moan about being overdue? [fed up]

LDNlady Wed 15-Jun-11 17:11:13

I am in exactly the same position as you! I haven't been offered a second sweep however. I had one on Sunday and then told that if nothing happens between now and Sunday I will be induced too!

I have been bouncing and rolling around on my ball in the vain hope that it'll help things along as well as a bit of nipple tweaking and possibly tweaking elsewhere too blush grin I feel huge and find just getting up off the sofa a pain in the arse. When I go to the loo, I am so pleased to get there just to sit down again!! Fingers crossed for us both, and others, that it all happens soon.

FrumpyPumpy Wed 15-Jun-11 17:23:35

Can I join in? Am 40+2 with DC2 and booooooorrrrrrreeed. Have sweep booked on Monday. I have so little energy I can't describe it.

FrumpyPumpy Wed 15-Jun-11 18:02:20

DH collecting curry on way home in prep for a hot night in in front of miss marple (on tv, not neighbour obv).

Melly19MummyToBe Wed 15-Jun-11 18:04:04

I ate a whole pineapple on Monday. And a hot curry for tea last night. So far they haven't worked, just hoping I go into labour before I have to resort to sex! To be honest it wouldn't be that bad if I could just get comfy at night, I spend so long tossing and turning trying to get comfy, and then when I actually do I have to get up for a wee and start the whole damn process again!

shinydiscoball Wed 15-Jun-11 18:33:36

Me too! 40+4 with DC1, feel tired all the time, heavy and very bored. Had sweep yesterday but doesn't seem to have had much effect apart from making me feel very sickly today. Have some period type cramps but nothing else. Fed up, sick of the constant phone calls and texts asking if I've had any twinges/movement/signs yet. Second sweep booked for Saturday. Hope something starts happening for us all soon.

Melly19MummyToBe Wed 15-Jun-11 19:06:23

Same here Shiny, I felt really weird after my sweep yesterday, felt quite sicky and crampy. Been crampy on and off ever since but nothing exciting unfortunately sad still can't believe I have to have one on my birthday though!

shinydiscoball Wed 15-Jun-11 20:49:27

Maybe you could ask the midwife to wear a party hat while she does it, make it feel a bit more birthday-y grin

Good luck for tomorrow

LDNlady Thu 16-Jun-11 08:20:50

Well, Happy Birthday Melly!! Hopefully the sweep will make your day wink

So, another day and STILL no baby. Really thought things were starting last night as had some funny feeling and goings on that I've not felt before but alas no. I think I just have to think ahead to induction now instead of getting my hopes up every day that "today's the day"

How is everyone else? x

Melly20MummyToBe Thu 16-Jun-11 08:32:19

Hahaha I might just do that Shiny grin

Thank you LDN, can't believe I'm 20 already shock

Apparantly the sweep takes about 48 hours to work (if it does work) so if one of them works it will be tuesdays, although I hope it doesn't, today is my birthday, and personally I would hate to share my mums birthday!

gillykins2011 Thu 16-Jun-11 12:03:23

Happy birthday melly. You guys are making me feel much better - I am 39+5 and slowly going crazy! The midwife said yesterday that she won't even consider a sweep till I am 40 +7! I ate a full pineapple earlier in the week and have been going on the cross trainer but today I am too tired so have been in bed asleep for 2 hours and hopefully it will improve my mood!!! I also asked to be induced at 10 days rather than 12 due to practical childcare issues and there was a lot of negativity about it and I have to go see my consultant!! He is gonna be chuffed to answer that basic question isn't he.....

Anyway, good luck all. Off to make a lemon drizzle cake which will make me feel like i have done something useful today...

Melly20MummyToBe Thu 16-Jun-11 13:23:18

Well I feel very accomplished today smile I managed to shave my legs AND paint my toenails grin

I saw my midwife for my 40 week appt when I was only 39+3 and she said they're not allowed to give sweeps till at least 40 weeks but I could have one the following week, so when I had my 41 ( actually 40+3) week appt I saw a different MW to my usual one, and she wouldn't give me one because "we prefer to wait until you're at least a week over" so had to make yet another appt to have one! Stupid rules hmm

Good luck with that gilly! I hope you manage to get an earlier induction smile

shinydiscoball Thu 16-Jun-11 21:50:27

Happy Birthday Melly!

How are we all feeling today? I'm so fed up sad still feeling rotten and crampy, the baby has been squirming all day I'm so uncomfortable!

Meh.

emsdarling31 Fri 17-Jun-11 18:16:29

Hi all, I am 41wks +1 day and just as fed up! however am trying to snap myself out of it and think of the coming weekend as a treat and do some nice things with my partner.hospital/midwife rules are always so frustrating! it seems everyone gets told something completely different! i went for a sweep this week but midwife said the cervix wasnt ripen enough so couldnt do it. she then booked me for an induction 10 days after due date as it wasnt 'looking good' for me even though I said dont want to go down that route...am trying acapuncture, walking and sex this weekend, fingers crossed for everyone! otherwise I will back here manning the moan again next week....smile

LDNlady Fri 17-Jun-11 18:33:58

Hey ladies! Well, I really have resigned myself to just going into hospital on Sunday morning! sad Although baby has been really squirming and pushing right down I haven't really felt like anything is actually going to happen naturally. I had my sweep last Sunday then had a show but nowt since. I am finding each day more and more difficult so even though I am sad that things probably won't happen naturally, I am glad that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and hopefully we'll get to meet our wee girl by Monday or Tuesday. I hope you're all okay and keeping your chins up. x

FrumpyPumpy Sun 19-Jun-11 14:48:13

Any news anyone? I have a sweep tomorrow at 41+0 and think will book an accupuncture session this week too. Getting very bored of waiting now!

jasmine51 Sun 19-Jun-11 17:29:04

Can I join the club too! 40 + 4, had a sweep on Thurs...nada except a bit of bleeding and possibly a show yesterday. No cramping, just a very comfy baby who seems to enjoy riding the BH and has no intention of showing his little face. Been walking, eating curry and gooseberries (they usually upset my stomach and MW says that can sometimes spread to uterus) Turned down induction last Sunday because it was before my due date and no serious medical reason was being given...now being punished with the line 'no further possible appointments for another 2 weeks' so I'll be 43 weeks! I'm bored bored bored!

shinydiscoball Sun 19-Jun-11 17:30:43

I wonder how LDNlady is getting on?

I had a second sweep yesterday but midwife said it was not successful and I'm now booked for induction Thursday. Tried everything else in the book but this baby is not shifting. My back's really hurting today and I'm feeling very weepy.

How's everyone else doing today?

shinydiscoball Sun 19-Jun-11 17:41:30

Ooh and Melly's induction was today too...wonder if they're mums yet? jasmine 43 weeks??!! I think my DP would be moving out, there's no way I could cope with that! You poor thing sad that's really crap.

georgiegirl15 Sun 19-Jun-11 19:01:05

Can I join? Had sweep yesterday and another booked for tomorrow - will this baby ever come out?????? Am 41 weeks tomorrow! I have a face down to my knees and am fed up beyond words! Also have a very active 3 year old who has lost his volume control at the mo! Hope those of you who had inductions today are mums now! Good luck everyone!

MrsTMT Mon 20-Jun-11 08:55:04

Hello! Can I join in too? I am now 40 + 4 and feel so frustrated too! Can't sleep properly and my hands & feet are swelling and I just feel so uncorfortable.. Baby seems to be very happy inside and in no hurry to come out! I am due for a sweep this Wed so we'll see if that helps..

How is everyone else? smile

skinnymalinkmalojin Mon 20-Jun-11 09:26:08

Boo hoo- me too! Woke up still pregnant this morning. Due Saturday but nothing..... Big and bored right now. Feeling reclusive like I don't want to leave the house in order to avoid questions about when I'm due etc. Turning the phone off too! I'm so grumpy!!!! Embarrassed: blush
off to do some housework- might take my mind off things....

emolly Mon 20-Jun-11 09:40:26

Hi all

I am due tomorrow with my first and slowly going insane!! Don't know why but I was convinced I would go early. Got an appt with midwife on Thursday and I am hoping she will offer to do a sweep but it will depend on if baby has engaged. At my 38 week appt baby was completely free and despite walking and constantly bouncing on my ball since then I don't think baby has moved down any!! Argh!
I can't believe its Monday again and got the prospect of another week of waiting. I finished work about 6 weeks ago and prior to that had worked full time for 10 years so not used to having so much time on my own. I am fed up with everyone tellling me just to enjoy it! I am seriously impatient now.

Melly20MummyToPoppy Mon 20-Jun-11 15:56:46

Hi all sorry about this grin my waters broke 5.43am friday morning and contractions started straightaway every 2-3 minutes apart! Poppy was born just 6 and a quarter hours later after 18 minutes of pushing at 12pm on the dot! She weighed 7lbs 12oz, was 10 days late and has a full head of hair smile I had gas and air, and a shot of diamorphine, neither of which helped in the slightest, I may as well have done without!

Good luck to everyone who's left! xxx

MrsTMT Mon 20-Jun-11 16:50:03

First of all, congratulations Melly20 on birth of Poppy! Wow, I wish my labour would be as quick as yours..!!

skinnymalin, me too I feel like turning my phone off! I am fed up at having to tell everyone all the time that there are no signs of labour yet! And I know they only mean well..

I try to keep on thinking that it is pretty normal to go overdue especially with the first baby, so trying to be patient and not get too frustrated.. Easier said than done!

Good luck everyone, we will get there eventually! Sooner than later I hope! smile

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