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MayimBialik Mon 22-Oct-12 06:02:57

I know there is a last week or two of pregnancy thread but it's got to the super long stage making it hard to get into hence me starting this thread.

Currently 38+1 weeks pregnant with my first DC and DESPERATE to meet my baby now. Actually I'm probably not desperate - I think I will truly understand the meaning of that word if I go overdue. But I really don't want that to happen!

Trying to keep active and walking loads plus swimming when I get the opportunity. Bouncing on my ball occasionally and taking raspberry leaf capsules to limber up the old uterus. These seem to be giving me Braxton Hicks though as I've noticed them a lot in the last couple of days since I've been taking the capsules.

Struggling to sleep, feeling very achey in pelvis and getting period like pains (have been for a week or so now, but very mild!)

How's everyone else at this stage doing?

FreddieMercurysBolero Mon 19-Nov-12 20:39:39

Oh congrats lots! Cassie is a beautiful namesmile

Hope you are not too sore after the section and getting some restsmile

FreddieMercurysBolero Wed 21-Nov-12 00:40:13

Being induced tomorrow at 9.... Nervous but can't wait to get the baby out and finally meet it! Can't sleep.... Not goodsad Had a tear in my eye reading DS his bedtime story and tucking him in tonight, feel bad for having another baby in a weird way.

FranTan Wed 21-Nov-12 07:51:43

Congrats lots - fantastic news!!

Best of luck Freddie. There wasn't a spare bed yesterday so it's a case of calling every morning to see if it's my lucky day. I know what you mean about having a tear in your eye - I was the same saying goodbye to DS just now on his way to nursery sad

coronalover Wed 21-Nov-12 10:58:35

Hooray for babies! Congrats lots and mayim have some brew and thanks

Good luck freddie and fran with your inductions. hoping for more good news soon!

FreddieMercurysBolero Wed 21-Nov-12 12:15:42

Oh it's nerve wracking not knowing Fran - hope you can go soon (or go into labour first - that would be nice). Well I had gel inserted at 10 and nothing so far - doing the crossword and have just been served lunch (white bread, bacon and sausages and beans - ugh really??). It's actually the most relaxing morning I've had in a loong timesmile DS was fine this morning - more excited about spending the day with his Aunt! Thank you Corona , will be updatingsmile

MB34 Wed 21-Nov-12 12:20:53

Congratulations lots! Lovely name - hope you're recovering well and having lots of cuddles!

Fran hope you get a bed soon!

Freddie good luck - hope things get moving soon! Considering hospitals are places people go to get well, the food should be better! Where's Jamie Oliver when you need him smile

FreddieMercurysBolero Thu 22-Nov-12 08:56:53

My lovely little boy was born at 5.10 this morning via ventouse. Quite sore now but he is feeding very well and looking all around him. He has an enormus head like his brother, I will NOT be having any more children with DH anyway, that is for sure!

MB34 Thu 22-Nov-12 10:27:51

Congratulations Freddie! Hope you're feeling ok. Have you chosen a name yet?

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soontobeafirsttimemom Thu 22-Nov-12 10:42:11

Can I join in please? I've been lurking in the background and reading about everyone having their babies... I am 39 weeks today and I think I lost my mucus plug (or some of it) yesterday and this morning, I've been having irregular contractions most days at some point for the last 2 weeks (which is rather frustrating) spent all of yesterday in bed relaxing and today have too much energy... maybe today could be the day grin

DangerMousey Thu 22-Nov-12 14:58:52

Can i join too please? 38+5 today, saw the MW this morning and happily cos of no complications, she has given me the go ahead to labour in the lovely MLU at our local hospital grin

She also suggested lots of sex over the next couple of weeks to try and get things going. Crikey...!

coronalover Thu 22-Nov-12 18:09:39

Congrats freddie it's been such a long wait for you! I'm so pleased your LO has arrived safely x

FreddieMercurysBolero Fri 23-Nov-12 23:37:13

Thanks MB and Coronasmile Feeling a bit sore but getting there. Left hospital today. So, where is the graduates thread?

WockComble Sat 24-Nov-12 17:20:27

Hey girls. I'm 38 weeks today, praying in my atheist way that DS2 doesn't arrive in the next few days as we've had quite a couple of weeks of it: DS1 (who's nearly 3) caught a coldy-fevery-virusy thing. Then, when it looked like he was on the mend, he suddenly started complaining of sore legs and waking up ALL BLOODY NIGHT. It got worse and he was just lethargic, tearful and couldn't stand up or walk at all. Really scary. A few hospital visits later and it turned out to be a post-viral hip thing called transient synovitis. Phew. He's started walking again now but is still quite hard work and keeps waking at night. And to top it all, I've caught the cold thing and feel like s**t.

I gave birth to DS1 when I had a heavy cold and really really hope that doesn't happen again. Legs crossed, no sex, lots of handstands.

coronalover Wed 28-Nov-12 19:22:21

Hi Freddie, the November babies thread is here

MB34 Wed 28-Nov-12 20:43:17

Hi all,
Just an update - Baby MB34 was born on Saturday 24th Nov (at 41+4) at 12.29pm, 8lb 2oz. It was a straight forward vaginal birth, 10hrs from first contraction to him being delivered.
However, had a massive bleed with clots straight after - lost half the blood in my body - had emergency operation and blood transfusion and only now been allowed home from hospital. Despite all that - he's worth everything and more that I went through! :-)

Welcome to all you newbies to this thread - hope you don't have to wait to long to meet your babies and that everything goes smoothly for you.

FreddieMercurysBolero Fri 30-Nov-12 19:48:50

Oh MB, sorry to hear you've been poorlysad Glad the labour went well though, congratulations! Join us on the births thread, won't you? Corona - ty for the link!smile

FreddieMercurysBolero Fri 30-Nov-12 20:43:36

Welcome cock - and good luck, may see you on the graduates thread soon! smile

good luck to all the rest of the 38 weekers!

Natasha1605 Thu 18-Sep-14 22:15:26

I'm 38+5 and been having a lot of poos the last 2 weeks, baby's been head down ready for around 2 weeks now, had none/ haven't noticed any braxon hicks, getting a few twinges down below, low backache and had abit of a cold past couple of days, needing to wee a lot, pooing around 3-4 times a day, and feeling tired a lot, is this sign of labour coming soon or?

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