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Anyone else here around 38 weeks?

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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?

coronalover Thu 25-Oct-12 16:57:34

Congratulations little that's great news smile

nothing happening here just same old aches and pains - I'm really hoping I'll go into labour early though, I've got a feeling my baby is ready but I'll just have to wait. I've got a busy few days ahead so hoping to keep my mind off it!

debbie1412 Thu 25-Oct-12 17:27:29

Congratulations little, great news. What was the weight???

debbie1412 Thu 25-Oct-12 17:29:19

We've I've just chucked myself round a soft play with my 2 year old. Def have more energy then I've had in days, shame I didn't put it better use and clean :-)

glendathegoodwitch Thu 25-Oct-12 18:21:36

congratulations LBD thats really reassuring that we could pop earlyish lol!!!

ive been in agony today and am giving up driving until she's here - its just too painful so i'm gonna sit on my ball all day everyday witht he odd waddle to the shop!!!

flutterbynight Thu 25-Oct-12 18:24:35

glenda I made the same resolution today - my bump is too close to the steering wheel for comfort! I don't want to stray far from home anyway and am sure walking/waddling in the fresh air will be better for me!

MayimBialik Thu 25-Oct-12 23:27:56

Congrats LBD! That's very exciting to hear. Hope you're feeling well smile lovely news!

Bananababy Fri 26-Oct-12 00:01:13

Hello, could i join you please? I'm two weeks today. Will be two weeks and one day in a couple of minutes. I'm only 16 so i dont have a clue what i am doing!! I'm having a boy, but STILL dont have a clue what i am going to call him!!

FreddieMercurysEnormusPumpkin Fri 26-Oct-12 00:17:34

Hi everyone, can I join too? Congratulations to LBDsmile I'm 37+5 with DC2 at the moment, bit annoyed as baby was engaged but GP said on Wednesday that it's breech. Don't have another appointment until next Wednesday so will have to wait and see what happens. The only advantage of it being breech is that it's a lot less uncomfortable than it being engaged, bar the odd kick where it feels like I'm being booted in the cervix!

Bananababy Fri 26-Oct-12 00:27:41

Must feel quite odd being kicked in the cervix?! smile xx

debbie1412 Fri 26-Oct-12 08:56:25

hey newbies all welcome. im 39+2, fooled myself yest thinking that a mad burst of energy was a sign but im still here, still pregnant, not even a im going for a spot of retail therapy.
Good luck today guys, it may be your day. x

BarmeeMarmee Fri 26-Oct-12 10:25:19

Can I join you ladies please? 38 weeks today with hyperemisis and horrendous spd so REALLY impatient to have this little one out now. If only so I can move to chase DS (2.4) again!

BoysBoysBoysAndMe Fri 26-Oct-12 10:57:43

Hello banana <waves>

How's everyone doing today?

I thought as I'm 39+1 I better pack my hospital bag blush just finished it.

Baby bag packed too.

So, just going to get the car valeted, pop the baby seat in and I'm pretty much ready I think hmm

Ready as I'll ever be anyway!

BoysBoysBoysAndMe Fri 26-Oct-12 10:59:25

Also banana - everyone on their first baby will feel they don't know what they're doing, so you're not alone. (Some on their 2nd too)

And like you-we have no idea on names!!

terilou87 Fri 26-Oct-12 11:03:03

hi all, 38+2 today got myself real excited yesterday as had a huge burst of energy i got loads of cleaning ect done. then later on i was having really uncomfortable braxton hicks which at the time i thought it was going to start, then today nothing...sad i really want him to come now!! woman down the street was due same day as me and had her little girl last night its sooo unfair.

terilou87 Fri 26-Oct-12 11:05:15

@ banana + boysboysboysandme im on my 4th and still dont have a clue what im doing think its baby brain grin

Bananababy Fri 26-Oct-12 11:10:47

I'm good! Sleepy but good! smile x still havnt done my hospital bag blush Just too much to do!! x

terilou87 Fri 26-Oct-12 11:16:31

did my hospital bag a few days ago but im certain im forgetting something from it, last time it was a hair brush but iv deffo got that this time, confused

BoysBoysBoysAndMe Fri 26-Oct-12 11:18:56

Terilou A friend recommended taking paracetamol for the after pains in my bag, so I've done that this time.

Got quite a few with my second, but just put up with it in hospital rather than asking for anything for it confused

So that's packed!!

You must be a pro being on your 4 th!!

terilou87 Fri 26-Oct-12 12:03:02

thats a good idea, i didnt get after pains with my first two and didnt even know what they were till i got them with ds3 and i had to ask the m/w. im really not a pro. my first two were really close together(11 months between) i didnt really have to buy much coz i still had most things, then my dad sorted nearly everything with ds3 as i was in between houses. i should be an expert by now but im not.

FreddieMercurysEnormusPumpkin Fri 26-Oct-12 12:05:03

It's tough to decide, isn't it Banana? Maybe have two or three names ready and decide when you see your babysmile I wasn't sure of DS' name for a few weeks after I had him but it grew on me after a while, I can't imagine him being called anything else now!

coronalover Fri 26-Oct-12 14:05:46

hi ladies

still getting lots of braxton hicks and spent my last bit of energy shopping for last minute baby stuff! roll on curry nightwink

FreddieMercurysEnormusPumpkin Fri 26-Oct-12 14:35:15

Ooh good luck corona. I am taking paracetamol now BoysBoys, thanks for the reminder, also some lactulose for lovely post birth constipation.

Gingerbreadlatte Fri 26-Oct-12 16:56:23

Hello all newbies and welcome.

Congratulations LBD! grin

i never got as far as doing anything on my hands and knees in the last few days but I did rush about like a loony today and was very achey in the right places at the time but its died down now. Baby just has hiccups now. I am officially 39wks tomorrow!

Corona, enjoy curry night!

MickeyTheShortOne Fri 26-Oct-12 17:43:25

Hi all.. Can I join too? I'm 38+1... Was admitted into hospital last week with signs of early labour- 1.5cm dilated and baby 2/5 engaged.. Then all the contractions stopped- completely.
Have been having them on-and-off ever since, yet I went tto see the midwife today and the baby has moved back up and is now 3/5 engaged. So gutted.
I've been so active all week and I feel really let down that it doesn't seem to have done anything. sad

debbie1412 Fri 26-Oct-12 17:45:39

I think I might have a curry tonight. :-)

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