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39 weeks,.... Join me for final week(s) wait?

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IBelieveInPink Sat 09-Nov-13 05:20:29

39 weeks today! Yay!
I'm kinda ready now though. Another week (possibly more) seems like such a long time, but baby is showing no signs at all of shifting, so I guess should probably get cosy for (yet another) 2 week wait?! Anyone fancy joining me to pass the time/pass tips on 'encouraging' baby to make a timely appearance?
Or on sleeping..... As you can see I'm not managing that too well either smile

whereareyougoingmylittleone Wed 27-Nov-13 11:13:12

Fingers crossed for you 2Labradors! I think 39 weeks is a long enough pregnancy. In fact, 38 weeks would do. 41 weeks ( the thread average I think?) far too long... Make us proud! x

2Labradors Tue 26-Nov-13 11:55:27

Congratulations bumbolina where and monday what lovely news grin
I hope you're all enjoying you're first days with your newborns.

Everything seems to have stopped for me, am 39+4 today, and all the signs that were pointing to labour have fizzled out.

So, I bounced on my ball for the whole of I'm a celeb last night, I'd been on a walk to get my DC from school, and we DTD again (this is really no fun lol) but baby is just happy staying in there I think

I spent this morning ordering more Christmas presents and eating: a salad followed by some quality street grin

I'm going to walk to school & back again today, I actually felt quite good after doing it yesterday.

I would love baby to make an appearance this week though....please

Mondayschild78 Tue 26-Nov-13 08:29:01

Ha ha thanks!

Agree a great date as one month to Christmas woo hoo!

Enjoy your little one and all the very best x

whereareyougoingmylittleone Tue 26-Nov-13 07:11:44

Aw, congrats Monday! See, you even snuck in there before me!! The 25th is a great day for a birthday indeed. Hope you are okay and all went well.
Love to all and looking forward to more announcements xx

Mondayschild78 Tue 26-Nov-13 05:31:40

Massive congrats where on the arrival of your DD2. That's brilliant news!

And what is more is she shares her birthday with my DS2! smile who was born at midday on Monday.

Good luck Pumpkin, things come in threes wink

Love to all

Bumbolina Tue 26-Nov-13 04:06:20

Congratulations Where! Sounds like a very exciting entrance to the world!
Enjoy your little baby newborn snuggles (I know I am) smile

whereareyougoingmylittleone Tue 26-Nov-13 01:10:25

Any news Pumpkin?

I had a baby girl tonight at 9pm. 9 pounds 14 ounces. A bit traumatic and painful as the pain relief arrived too late ( though I had the joy of needles being stuck in me just as baby was being pushed out, also coinciding with my cannula falling out and splashing dh with blood). All in all an action packed birth but we are all okay now. Dd2 is lying beside me and she is gorgeous.
Sending love to Monday and everyone else still waiting. It will happen this week xxx

PumpkinPie2013 Mon 25-Nov-13 10:52:47

Aww congratulations Bumbolina grin

I'm just at hospital - waters have gone grin

Off home soon to wait for things to progress but looks like baby will be here by tomorrow which is my due date eek grin

Will update as and when I can and keep fingers crossed for everyone else xx

whereareyougoingmylittleone Mon 25-Nov-13 04:01:10

Congrats Bumbolina! That's amazing news- hope the toddler starts blocking out the baby's cries soon so it all becomes a big more peaceful at yours soon. I am wondering how my 19 month old will cope with lots more noise at night soon. Not well I think!
So sorry you are feeling so fed up Ushuaia, Pumpkin and Monday and sweeps aren't working. I was very demoralised after my sweep last Monday ( which was at 40 weeks by the way, so Im not sure if different midwives just have totally different rules?!) Was even more low after false labour on Wednesday and was too depressed to even post at the weekend. Officially 41+1 today but amazingly ( and very suddenly) things seem to have started off now ( read: ouch) but I've been sent home from hospital twice now for not progressing enough to be admitted. Fully remembering the horrible labour pains from last time now. Just hope this one is quick. 4 hours would have been nice but already too late for that! So there is hope, even when it feels like induction is inevitable.
More soon. x

Mondayschild78 Sun 24-Nov-13 05:29:03

Ahh congratulations Bumbolina that's great news your little one has arrived! smile

I have the same monitor and sometimes have that issue too although it usually rectifies by changing to a different channel.

Hope you all manage to get some rest.

Bumbolina Sun 24-Nov-13 04:03:49

Hi everyone! I had a little baby boy this afternoon at 12.10 after a very speedy 4 hour labour.
We're not having a great first night - toddler has woken up with first cry, little man having slept all afternoon is now telling me he wants milk then slyly falling asleep on me instead.
But to top it all off the angel are monitor is picking up SOMEONE ELSES CHILD and we CAN'T TURN THE BLOODY THING OFF!!!!!!

Mondayschild78 Sat 23-Nov-13 17:28:44

Thanks Pumpkin it was good to have a little rant wink Hope you are feeling better? I know what you mean about the annoying texts too. I had a lot around my due date but they've subsided slightly now, maybe people are too scared to ask lol!

PumpkinPie2013 Sat 23-Nov-13 17:12:00

Sorry to hear that Monday sad

It's worse when you sleep badly as well sad

Mondayschild78 Sat 23-Nov-13 16:30:36

Hi Ushuia sorry to hear your sweep wasn't fruitful, mine wasn't either and midwife said cervix still very closed and far back and it doesn't look like baby coming anytime soon.

My plan B is actually now a C Section over Induction due to having had a third degree tear with DS. I feel a bit in shock as I really really didn't think it would come to that. DS was born on his due date, my cycle has always been like clockwork and very predictable etc etc. I don't know if the fact my blood pressure is still a bit high is affecting my ability to go into labour. Who knows?! sad

Feeling crappy today as got little sleep, have a cold and just generally feeling fed up about the whole thing.

I hope someone else can come and cheer us up with stories of babies being born soon.

PumpkinPie2013 Sat 23-Nov-13 16:10:55

Aww ushuaia sorry your sweep was unsuccessful sad

Indulge in the wine, curry and sex (if you feel like it).

Not tried walking upstairs sideways but might give it a go myself smile

Do you have a ball to bounce on? Might be worth a go if you haven't already. I got an ordinary gym ball in tesco for £5.

Fingers crossed things start before next saturday - still a week so there is time x

ushuaia Sat 23-Nov-13 14:50:08

Another unsuccessful sweep sad closed up like a clam apparently! Going to have an induction booked for next Saturday - hope it doesn't come to that as it means no low risk birth unit or pool.

How have you got on Monday?
Pumpkin I know what you mean about the messages from people - am sure we will let them know when anything happens! With great pleasure!

Anyway mw has instructed me to have wine and curry tonight so that's abit of excitement. She 's also told me to have sex and walk up the stairs sideways!

PumpkinPie2013 Sat 23-Nov-13 13:56:25

Meh felt really sick again this morning (was actually heaving into the loo but nothing coming up) sorry for TMI blush

Eased off again now - had a few more poking pains in cervix/random aches but nothing much to shout about. Been doing some OU work to keep my mind off things smile

Had 2 messages today with 'any signs?' - oh just go away lol We'll let you know when it happens!

My feet are so swollen as well - keep elevating them and sitting with them in a bowl of cold water (which is what I'm doing now).

Think I may resort to communicating with DH and MN only until it happens!

We need some babies to appear soon don't we?! X

Mondayschild78 Sat 23-Nov-13 07:33:24

Fingers crossed for some babies today!

Thinking of you all and hoping things start to happen.

Bumbolina Sat 23-Nov-13 07:18:20

I'm still here but starting to get more and more uncomfortable and feel a bit queasy. I might just need to poo though grin

It'd be good if you came today baby - a weekend birth is very practical!

2Labradors Fri 22-Nov-13 23:15:07

Thanks for the welcome.

where my 1st baby was 5 days overdue, then my 2nd was 6 days over (although only just as he was born just after midnight) so I've been expecting to go to around the same time, but with the cramps & show I thought it was all starting but nothing much else seems to have happened.

monday I asked for an earlier sweep & appointment, and my consultant had actually put 'sweep at 39/40' in my notes, but my midwife said that as this isn't my 1st I can't have one until 41 weeks. It feels ages away. Good luck for your sweep tomorrow.

ushuaia good luck for your sweep tomorrow too

Bumbolina Fri 22-Nov-13 20:07:36

I'm still here fed up waiting patiently.

ushuaia Fri 22-Nov-13 19:29:47

Oh I hope so Monday! It's so frustrating isn't it? Good luck to you too smile

Mondayschild78 Fri 22-Nov-13 18:32:40

Ushuaia good luck for your sweep tomorrow. I'm having one too as I'm seeing the midwife for a blood pressure check up as well. Maybe there will be babies on the way this time tomorrow!

Mondayschild78 Fri 22-Nov-13 18:31:03

Ha glad I'm not the only one feeling thoroughly grumpy and fed up! where I've been mainly coping by eating far too much crap like crisps and chocolate and running around after my toddler. A good friend came over for a cuppa and that helped break up the day too. Hope you are doing ok?

Been having period type pain again all day which is niggly but I'm not convinced it's going anywhere fast since its been on and off since Monday.

Welcome 2labradors and I agree with where that having your show is a good sign and you probably will end up having yours pretty soon! Also I think that the sweep on offer could be because your next appointment is at 41 weeks not 40 (which is the case for second time mums in my area)? If you book an appointment for 40 weeks then they will probably offer you a sweep at that? I did as I booked the wrong week oops and the midwife did offer.

ushuaia Fri 22-Nov-13 18:15:16

Still no signs here. 40+4 today sad mw attempted a sweep yesterday but said she couldn't 'reach'. Had lots of period-like pain for an hour last night with about 7 contractions which all lasted a minute or so, got my hopes up but then nothing! Have another sweep booked tomorrow but am not holding out much hope! (big sigh).

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