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laurajane89 Fri 17-May-13 09:37:55

Anyone else 39 weeks and feeling as fed up as me, really dont want to be induced sad

drcharliegirl Fri 17-May-13 09:40:44

yes! 39 weeks today. Have a family funeral 2 hours away that DH must go to next week and I would dearly love to attend. Booked for first sweep Monday. Lots of false starts now (2 hours of 1 in 5 contractions last night now fizzled out again).


Feel your pain. brew - keep on the raspberry leaf tea (this doesn't work as far as I can tell, and nor does pineapple, curry, long walks or sex...!!!)

shelli135 Fri 17-May-13 09:47:08

Yes 39+2 bored bored bored and sick of people telling me to sleep ' cos yer not gonna get any when babbys ere' piss off lol

Got sweep booked for 40 weeks midwife wouldn't do 1 before then hmm

laurajane89 Fri 17-May-13 10:11:51

I have also had lots of false starts, my midwife hasnt mentioned anything about a sweep i thought she would of by now because im due next thursday hmm

shelly81 Fri 17-May-13 10:30:15

39 + 6 & still here ... Great isn't it ..(Not) x

Cookethenook Fri 17-May-13 10:34:17

I'm 39 on Monday and feeling utterly pissed off. Two of my NCT group gave birth yesterday and i just want to meet my baby too! Was having contractions on wednesday. They got stronger and closer together through out the day and then packed in at 4pm....

Sweep booked for 40+4, hoping i don't have to have it.

laurajane89 Fri 17-May-13 10:39:37

Im fed up so people ringing me and texting me asking if ive had him yet...i would be shouting it from the roof tops when ive had him wish they would stop asking (i sound like a such a bitch) hmm

Bunnychan Fri 17-May-13 10:43:55

I'm 39+2 and fed up! I'm bored and I feel generally shit. Had some aches this morning that got me hopeful but gone again now. So sick of not knowing and the thought of possibly waiting up to 3 weeks makes me want to cry! X

laurajane89 Fri 17-May-13 10:51:51

Thats how i feel Bunnychan

BeauticianNotMagician Fri 17-May-13 10:53:51

40+1 here.

Every day the mums at school say still here. It's driving me mad now. Dc 1 born at 39+6 and Dc2 at 40+1 ( but I was in labour on due date). Really thought this one would be the same so don't know what to do with myself.

MIL this morning said 'poor DS I feel so sorry for him having to wait(DP has a week booked off from Monday which he has to take)'. Umm what about me I'm the one still heavily pregnant with not so much as a twinge

laurajane89 Fri 17-May-13 11:03:46

Hopefully we will all pop soon

drcharliegirl Fri 17-May-13 11:05:49

I'm off for a(nother) long walk I think. Gonna walk until my pelvis feels like it's opening of its own accord!!!!
Fingers crossed everyone. Perhaps today's the day for some of us?!

laurajane89 Fri 17-May-13 11:10:39

I am also off for a walk so lets hope it works

BeauticianNotMagician Fri 17-May-13 11:11:08

Is anyone using a birthing ball? Do you know the best way to sit move on them. I find mine quite painful

craftycottontail Fri 17-May-13 11:21:36

39+3 here, only slight period pain type feelings so far despite several totally exhausting long walks!

Sex is just impossible and apparantly you need loads of fresh pineapple to get to the level of hormones needed so can't be bothered with all that chopping!

Birthing ball - I went to an antenatal physio class and the nurses said to sit on it with knees same level as your hips, feet flat on floor and as far apart as your hips, relax your shoulders and then you can rock back and forwards or side to side on it. Should encourage good posture. Or something like that! There are videos on Youtube

limetictacs Fri 17-May-13 11:25:10

I'm 39+5 and been having painful BH's for about 2 weeks now. Sometimes they are regular and I think this is it but then...nothing! Urgh. So fed up now. I'm not sleeping properly and SPD is playing up again so back on crutches. I've tried sex, raspberry leaf tea, long painful and slow walk, massaging reflexology points and having a good cry but I guess DD will come when she's ready. I'm just fed up with my mum calling everyday to ask if I'm in labour yet (she's driving me to the hospital so she'd be the first person I'd call if I was in labour!!)

Anyone else who has had DC2- if you're DC1 arrived on their due date when did you have your second baby?? I had DS exactly on his due date so am I likely to have DD on due date/early as well? I really hope so because I don't think I could stand possibly another 2 weeks of this.

Bunnychan Fri 17-May-13 11:46:41

I swear each day that passes is making my face fatter! :-s

BeauticianNotMagician Fri 17-May-13 11:50:19

Haha Bunny I feel the same. I have another chin all of a sudden sad

limetictacs Fri 17-May-13 11:58:16

Oh I know how you feel about the face. I've been doing so well this pregnancy showing restraint with junk food etc. but for the past couple of weeks all I've wanted to do is sleep and eat. And I want all things bad for me! sad

laurajane89 Fri 17-May-13 17:16:04

Still no twinges after a long walk sad

lollypopsicle Fri 17-May-13 17:23:34

39+1 here too & fed up! i was inexplicably throwing up last night and then pains woke me up in the early hours and I really thought it might be it but they faded and nothing promising today. boo sad

lollypopsicle Fri 17-May-13 17:25:42

lol, just scanning this thread there are a lot of sad faces. Says it all really!

BeauticianNotMagician Fri 17-May-13 19:01:58

I've been for a walk twice today, bounced/rocked on birthing ball for two hours and I'm about to have a hot curry. Plus I let DP have three pints at the pub on our walk so he wouldn't be able to drive now.

I feel like its going to be a long, long wait still.

Lolly last week I had pains all day that came to nothing after being sick. Apparently when labours stop and start they are often quicker once established. So see it as a positive I am especially after two previously very long labours

shelli135 Fri 17-May-13 19:02:05

Haha my face has ballooned too sure my nose has doubled in width. Feel like ten tonne tessy hmm

cookiewuk Fri 17-May-13 20:09:16

Hi all Im 39+3 today and feeling as fed up as the rest of you! I had dc1 at 38wks and although that was an emergency induction due to pre-eclampsia I still feel like I should have my baby by now. Im also worrying each day that I will get ill again and my blood pressure spiked a bit last sat so after some monitoring they tried a sweep which showed me to be 2cm. My blood pressure has gone down since but still no baby.
I've tried the walking, sex, hot baths, birthing ball, curry and even reflexology today. Got 2 more reflexology 'tweaks' before my consultant app on Thursday and my 2nd sweep so keeping my fingers crossed!

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