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Chocomama1 Fri 12-Jul-13 18:52:19

I'm due on the 17th...2nd baby and so excited. Currently in slow labour so contractions in the evening completely irregular and turning into a disappointing nothing!!!
How are you getting along??

Isitme1 Sat 13-Jul-13 14:11:07

Its the bloody heat!
I've got ceiling fan on here and I can only just feel it!
Just bought some groceries and got a few pots to wash.

Chocomama1 Sat 13-Jul-13 14:59:05

Me too...feel very snappy today
Heat really making things awful

thehomesecretary Sat 13-Jul-13 15:05:52

Due on the 31st but I had already had DS by this stage last time so am on high alert. Have had irregular contractions for the last 24 hours but not developing into anything exciting. Very fed up, especially of people telling me 'you've got a while to go yet'!

Chocomama1 Sat 13-Jul-13 15:08:54

Oh I'm getting the daily texts asking whats happening....if something was happening i'd text you ffs

Reebok Sat 13-Jul-13 16:46:00

Sorry for tmi but is anyone feeling the need to go to the loo constantly? I dont mean to pee! lol Think baby is pushing down very low. I've been twice already with a constant need to go several more times since last night. Wondering if its the start of something but fed up of getting my hopes up.

Chocomama1 Sat 13-Jul-13 16:54:19

Yes i go 3 or 4 times a day at the moment....been happening for last week or so

marushka82 Sat 13-Jul-13 17:12:39

Hi ladies, I thought I'd join you, due date 24 July and I don't feel any twinges or anything, boo. LO is pushing around thinking she can somehow expand my bump, heheh.
Just came back from a walk to the shops with DH, I thought I'd pass out from the heat... If I wasn't so close to my due date I'd go to the seaside but I don't wanna risk my waters breaking on the train or something :D
This is my first DC so I go from: 'Oh come on already, we want to meet you!' to 'omg omg I will not be able to cope with labour' . I'll be keeping my eyes on this thread!!! Stay cool in the heat girls!

BelissimaLol Sat 13-Jul-13 18:17:00

Hi can I join you ladies?
Due on 30th with my first and going from excited to terrified pretty much everyday!
Already had a couple of texts "checking how I'm doing" and my mum on the phone asking if I'd had baby- to which I replied- I have actually and forgot to mention it. Didn't think you'd want to know- so you can see I'm a bit grumpy!
One more week at work then just more waiting!

TwoOfThree Sat 13-Jul-13 18:33:31

Oh me too! I was due on Wednesday. Feeling enormous. Lots of braxton hicks but not much more. Fortunately the house stays pretty cool so I'm just stuck on the couch. Was hoping that bump might show up today as its DH's birthday. He's being very patient and having a quiet day. Come on bump!

Reebok Sat 13-Jul-13 19:43:58

I want to cry! This heat is too much! I've had 3 showers already and it's not helping! I hate the people outside who look as though they're enjoying the weather. It's not fair! Weather is meant to be like this all week and all! Arghhh

TwoOfThree Sat 13-Jul-13 23:44:17

40+3 and just found my first stretch marks <sob> come on baby, lets go!

Isitme1 Sun 14-Jul-13 09:13:28

Your 1st stretch mark? I lost count blush

I was sat outside in the shade enjoying a nice breeze yesterday maybe you could do the same reebok?

Had a few pains last night and this morning.

Just want my watera to go so Ive got an excuse tp go and find out if all that pain did anything to cervix lol

Hai1988 Sun 14-Jul-13 10:16:07

40+2 here, have also been having contractions in the evening for the past few nights that have amounted to nothing sad

lovemybabyboy Sun 14-Jul-13 11:07:59

I'm due on the 19th, feeling so hot and uncomfortable. This is DS3, DS1 came on due date, DS2 came at 38+5 so was convinced this one would come even earlier, thought I would go further than 38wks! Currently at 39+2 and feel like he is never going to arrive!! sad

lovemybabyboy Sun 14-Jul-13 11:13:00

*thought I wouldn't fog further than 38wks.

lovemybabyboy Sun 14-Jul-13 11:14:03

Oh for goodness sake....go not fog!!!! blush

ZingWidge Sun 14-Jul-13 11:43:05

just wishing you all good luck.

my DS2 was 10 yesterday ( 2 weeks late!) and DS1 will be 12 on the 27th - really hot weather both sympathies to all your poor swelling ankles and sausage fingers!wink

all the best, and may your labours & births be quick and pain less!thanks

Isitme1 Sun 14-Jul-13 12:48:56

Aww thats nice of you to say zing x

Dont worry its the weather wink
Im due 1 day after you and with ds1 waters broke 10days before due date (5days before having him)
Either way these babies can't stay up there forever!
I waw convinced I lost some of my plug last night as it was sticky snotty like dark creamy sort of thing sorry tmi.
With ds I didnt notice the plug but show came after waters


Viennafletchercat Sun 14-Jul-13 12:53:03

Due and bothered and suffering with PUPPP rash. Had two sweeps and nothing, is my first. Felt quite teery last night, rash is so itchy and feels like burning skin...back to midwife on Wednesday!

ZingWidge Sun 14-Jul-13 13:16:02

one advice I have - shag.

especially after a sweep.

sperm contains something that helps softening the cervix thus acting as a natural labour inducing substance.

my first 2 were induced for different reasons, my 4th was ELSC, but Sweep & Shag worked like a charm with the other 3!grin

you can have as many sweeps as needed btw.

ZingWidge Sun 14-Jul-13 13:18:42

yep, that was defo the cervical plug - part of it at least.

unless your waters broke it is safe to have sex, no risk of infection.

Reebok Sun 14-Jul-13 15:21:18

Been having contractions yet again...little more painful but doubt anything will come of it. Fed up!

nervy555 Sun 14-Jul-13 15:37:18

Due on 12th. Woke this morning sure that today was the day but nothing. Why are so many over due? Does anyone know how common induction is with a first. I've also just developed swollen ankles :-( 1st time...I lost count too!

Isitme1 Sun 14-Jul-13 15:39:17

It was sex that probably helped yesterday lol blush

I think the best way to look at it is babies come when they want to. It doesnt help though.
I've tried long walks
Ive been really emotional
Nipple tweaking/tried the hand breast pump
Ive got fed up of trying. The hospital said they won't let me go over 40 weeks (I will be that on Saturday) and I see consultant tomorrow so will probably ask for sweep and if nothing happens by Saturday go in for induction due to kidney problems.

Its a bit more breezey here today
Hope it's like this for everyone else!

Reebok Sun 14-Jul-13 16:34:07

Isitme, you're brave! So far I've only tried spice, raspberry leaf tea, walking lots and squatting. But now my swollen feet are not allowing me to walk too much. I look like Big Foot! I think this baby will be late. 39 weeks tomorrow sad

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