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TeaJunky Tue 20-Nov-12 10:55:40

I'm 38 + 2.

Period pains started Friday morning. Ease up a little with paracetamol which I've constantly been taking but then come back.

Have vomited once severely but no tummy bug symptoms. Eating as normal.

Today the pains are a bit more severe.

Am I in labour? I'm so confused and a bit worried now.

Countmyblessings Wed 21-Nov-12 22:53:11

Tea & Kali - sounds like a race to the finish line for you both!!!
I lost my mucus plug at 39 weeks had my ds that night! After MW told me I was not ready as baby not engaged!!!!!!
Babies will come when ready!
Keep active, don't panic when the pain hits you'll know!
Hope all is good and you have a good support network! (Bag packed with notes!)Dh,DP,GF, etc

Hugs all around - congrats on scan princess!

TeaJunky Thu 22-Nov-12 09:50:31

Oooh Kali, how are you???

Princess, backache is water bottle is your best friend!

My contractions have, dissapeared confused to buy a new tv today!

FatimaLovesBread Thu 22-Nov-12 09:54:00

Can I join you labouring ladies?
Been having period pains since Monday evening, lost my plug yesterday then been having strong contraction all night. They were at 1 minute long and 8 minutes apart but seem to have gone to 10-12 minutes for the last hour.

DH is at work so not sure when to get him home, also don't want to ring the birth centre too early

rogersmellyonthetelly Thu 22-Nov-12 10:03:10

I had this for nearly a week with dd. would get niggly cramps, backache, be grumpy, couple of hours of painful contractions about 10 minutes apart then they would just stop. Drove me bloody nuts.

kalidasa Thu 22-Nov-12 10:37:55

Had quite a wakeful night and thought things were getting going, but this morning I am back to period pains, the clear contractions seem to have stopped for now. Never mind! Off to the midwife this morning so will see what she says. I guess it's got to happen eventually. For now I am just concentrating on resting and eating to keep up my energy.

How far away is your DH fatima? I'm not planning to summon DP unless or until the contractions are quite seriously painful and fairly close together (five mins or so), but that's because a) I think I prefer being on my own in the early stages; b) he's only half an hour away, and c) we're only five mins from the hospital. Also it's my first so I assume that even when it gets going properly the first stage is likely to last for ages.

FatimaLovesBread Thu 22-Nov-12 10:55:45

Hi Kali I hope it gets going for you soon. DHs work is 15 minutes away, I was thinking of asking him to finish at lunch time as i'm starting to feel a bit fed up and antsy and I don't want my anxiety to kick in. Also worried about calling him too soon though and wasting him time off.

After I posted here I had 30 mins of no contractions but they've started back up again at 8 minutes. I haven't rung the hospital yet, was going to wait until 5 minutes apart confused
I've been sick a couple of times and had numerous toilet trips so i'm a bit fed up

TeaJunky Thu 22-Nov-12 12:25:44

Aww hi Fatima...welcome to the nearly there club! grin got my fingers crossed for you!

Kali - never mind, eating and resting good plan. The period pains and grumpiness are driving me mad too, poor DH is bearing the brunt of it blush

Got the new tv - 3D SMART - wow! Can't wait to snuggle down with DH tonight and watch a movie, perfect timing wink

Princessishavingababyboo Thu 22-Nov-12 15:58:58

Well Tea now you have lovely relaxing plans with your new tv for tonight, you know what will happen don't you??wink grin

TeaJunky Thu 22-Nov-12 17:59:05

Princess ... grin ... Baby had better behave! Dd is having a go watching Wolves, Witches and Giants..then it's movie time smile

How's the backache princess?

Princessishavingababyboo Fri 23-Nov-12 07:32:59

Morning all you nearly there ladies, how are you all today? Tea how was your relaxing tv night?

kalidasa Fri 23-Nov-12 08:48:40

Yesterday the same thing happened - definite contractions in the afternoon/evening and a restless night, but no obvious labour. The baby's head has definitely dropped even further as my SPD is now so bad that I can't walk at all, just standing up is really agonising and I've had to bring the crutches I've been on for months into the flat for the first time. Bit depressing but obviously a sign that the baby is v. low and right in my pelvis. Fingers crossed things get going soon because otherwise I'll start getting quite fed up!

Any news tea? And fatima sounded well on the way yesterday - any baby yet?

TeaJunky Fri 23-Nov-12 09:05:16

Awww Kali - sorry to hear you're in pain, but hopefully not long to go now! Try to stay off your feet as much as you can smile

I'm still pregnant and fed up and my friend who was also pregnant has had her baby envy

Fatima has gone very quiet.......

kalidasa Fri 23-Nov-12 12:07:19

I'm pretty sure fatima has gone in. Hurrah!

TeaJunky Fri 23-Nov-12 19:12:37

shock you think !!!!

Princessishavingababyboo Fri 23-Nov-12 21:29:54

There must be a new baby by now! How is everyone else?

TeaJunky Sat 24-Nov-12 13:16:23

Hallo princess...Kali, how are you? Fatima...WHERE are you???!

No baby here...just been to DD's Christmas fair, got a bag of daffodil bulbs to plant for spring ..lovely mark of DD's first proper school/nursery, waiting for baby and new house smile

kalidasa Sat 24-Nov-12 16:45:57

Hello all. Still stuck in some sort of protracted pre-labour. Contractions off and on but nothing regular or really serious yet. Been a week of this now! Fingers crossed Fatima is enjoying her new baby. Are you still having any symptoms Tea or has it all gone quiet?

TeaJunky Sun 25-Nov-12 01:11:52

Hallo kali, I'm exactly the same. Had some strong contractions earlier - almost doubled over in pain - and then it all stopped after an hour. sad

Trying my best to not let it get me down!

MIL, FIL and mum calling every day to ask what's happening confused

Princessishavingababyboo Sun 25-Nov-12 17:11:49

Evening ladies, what's (or who's) new? smile

Countmyblessings Sun 25-Nov-12 22:12:26

Ahhhh bless to see you guys actually the babies still hanging in there!
I'm sure it won't being till you hold your new borns in your arms and the last few days will just vanish!
If not I will swap my 13/3/13 date with you guys!!!!!
Tired, drained and feeling huge aint the word!!!!

Countmyblessings Sun 25-Nov-12 22:13:14

"Be" not being!!!!!
Right off for some ice cream!!!!!

Princessishavingababyboo Mon 26-Nov-12 10:22:10

Hi Count I'm not due till the 3/5/13, wanna swap with me? grin

Hey ladies, hope you are all ok, enjoying lovely newborn snuggles smile

Countmyblessings Mon 26-Nov-12 11:03:09

Lol -princess - trust me there will always be someone going through the happy bits of pregnancy you have just been through!
No thanks with the swap!!!!! But you have full support on all the wonderful pregnant things you still have to look forwards too like limited space in belly to eat!!!!

Anyone had a baby yet!!!!!!

TeaJunky Mon 26-Nov-12 23:09:59

Still no baby here sad

kalidasa Tue 27-Nov-12 04:31:10

Nor here! Loads of contractions yesterday though and now I can't sleep. Got to happen eventually!

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