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41 weeks and absolutely no signs of being heavily pregnant or labour

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Babybellyblues Tue 08-Jul-14 12:09:59

Are there any others feeling like this?

I am officially overdue and I don't feel it at all. I stopped work at 39 weeks and I felt fine then and still feel fine now. I am not tired, am sleeping well, have no pains (back or labour). Baby is nearly fully engaged says the midwife but I'm not even having issues with my bladder or waddling.

There are literally no signs. It is like my dates are wrong. But they are most certainly not as I knew I was pregnant from charting and my scan backed up my dates.

I am mentally frustrated though and bored, wish I could be back at work doing something (although I do have dc to care for now anyway so it is not that I'm sitting around doing nothing).

I really am worried that I will be induced at this rate.

minipie Tue 08-Jul-14 12:25:39

Lucky you smile!

My mum was like this. Felt great right up to birth. She went into labour with me at 40+10 so there is hope! (mind you she had to be induced with my sister...)

seasavage Tue 08-Jul-14 12:34:45

Frustrating. But great that you're not getting worn down before labour and those first weeks. Best wishes!

Babybellyblues Tue 08-Jul-14 14:14:11

But I keep feeling like I'm forgetting something or missing something iykwim. That 'can't put my finger on it' feeling. I'm really not happy at the moment at all and it really does feel different, like I'm not imminently expecting confused

Has nobody felt like this?

blondiebonce Tue 08-Jul-14 14:24:12

I know what you mean! I'm due on Friday but could easily be fooled that I have another month or something. I don't know if it's because I had this preconceived idea of how I'd be when heavily pregnant or if I'm just lucky but it is strange. I can touch my toes, do the stuff I want to without it being horrendous like lots of people claim it will be. I do get tired but tbh I think it's because I left work at 30 weeks (awful boss, wouldn't have been healthy to endure him longer) so have got into a bit of a lazy routine.

Have also found because I don't have a massive bump and can do a lot for myself without that much effort I haven't had the "stereotypical" pregnant woman treatment like seats on the bus and not barging me into the road. That sounds entitled and I don't mean it to, but what I mean is considering we can't get any more heavily pregnant really I thought it would be a noticeable thing instead of creeping up gradually.

Imnotsurehowtogetthisout Tue 08-Jul-14 14:41:47

I felt exactly the same at 40+6, then I felt my first contraction and delivered 2hr4min later! I don't think you have to feel heavily pregnant necessarily...

Lweji Tue 08-Jul-14 14:45:53

DS wasn't born so quickly. It took a couple of days of pain, but I was fine until 40+5. No sign whatsoever and I had even emailed a friend saying I was bored. No pain or discomfort at all, although I had had a show.
She realised something was up when I didn't reply to her reply. smile

Babybellyblues Tue 08-Jul-14 21:58:11

Well I do have a big bump (have been getting twin comments for the last month) hmm. Have had bump for months now as I showed early!

I am all baby though and don't find the bump gets in the way of me moving.

As I said I have a toddler dc who still needs picking up, carrying, toys picked up for etc so I have had to manage keeping mobile. Am wondering if my activity is keeping this baby in there, although keeping active is recommended for labour isn't it?

I should just count my blessings as I have been sleeping so well.

gotagoldtoof Tue 08-Jul-14 22:05:03

Hey baby, I am 41 weeks tomorrow. I feel exactly the same - I could go on for another month or two with no trouble... I have wondered if there is some sort of problem with my baby as I just don't feel the desperate need to get him out all the time as I did with my son. I had ds at 40+6 so had thought this babe would come out by now.

I really have had a completely different pregnancy this time round, though and have felt much better full stop. Has this been similar for you?

Babybellyblues Tue 08-Jul-14 22:13:37

Hi gota my dc came a day after his due date and I knew he was on his way iykwim from the week before. No show or anything like that, just more pressure during that week prior.

I finished up work a month early with that pregnancy too. Although I didn't need all that time off, which is why I only stopped working at 39 weeks this time.

That is why this baby has got me puzzled confused

I think I will ask my midwife for a sweep if I have no signs in the next few days. I really don't even want a sweep as I don't like those sorts of things and would prefer just to wait but I should probably have one before I start getting pressure for induction as I really do not want one of those.

Babybellyblues Tue 08-Jul-14 22:18:04

In terms of pregnancy I was much sicker early on this time around. This baby has also measured larger in scans. Apart from that it has been pretty similar.

Less nerve, ligament pain than last time as well. I showed very early this time, I think it was because the last time I was very fit and in great shape and this time my stomach muscles were not good at all hmm

Eminybob Tue 08-Jul-14 22:20:26

You are very lucky. I'm 37 weeks but feel 47! I'm huge and mainly immobile thanks to spd and giant baby!
Good luck though, sounds like you won't be waiting much longer (unlike me I'm sure!)

Babybellyblues Tue 08-Jul-14 22:22:45

Thanks! I feel lucky, but I wish i didn't have to worry about the days disappearing and no signs of baby. If I could just stay pregnant peacefully for several weeks I would be happy.

callamia Tue 08-Jul-14 22:26:14

I was like you. DS arrived after two sweeps and a lot of walks. I worked until my due date, and actually worked after my due date for the distraction.

He was born in the day I was due to be induced, 11 days late. I'd made my peace with being induced, had no contractions, was about half a cm dilated etc - then my waters broke! You have my every sympathy and I how it happens soon.

Babybellyblues Tue 08-Jul-14 22:30:29

callamia when did you have your sweeps? I have been reading up on them and don't want one too early either as I don't want to risk my waters breaking with it and then labour not starting naturally, and then having to be induced soon after.

SunnyL Tue 08-Jul-14 22:31:49

I was convinced I wasn't waddling when I was 40 weeks. It was only a couple weeks later that my DH (gently) told me that I was very much waddling, was slow, snored like a chainsaw and was showing all the signs of being heavily pregnant. It just crept up on me wink

Babybellyblues Tue 08-Jul-14 22:40:10

grin maybe that is it! I'm just in denial grin

gotagoldtoof Tue 08-Jul-14 22:52:09

Ha! Sunny, think that's me too!

Yes, I think it's the pressure thing too. This time baby feels really high up and just floating about next to my ribs. However, I keep reminding myself that second + babies don't always engage until labour so maybe that's it.

P.s. I had a sweep at 40, another at 40+3 and will have a final sweep tomorrow at 41. They haven't done much so far, think I had them too early!

Babybellyblues Tue 08-Jul-14 23:12:22

gota this baby is already nearly fully engaged, last appointment was a week ago and I was 1/5 palpable. And he has been moving down at a steady pace for the last month, but there hasn't been any increase in the pressure. And certainly not in the last week. I must just be in denial grin

I think I will ask for a sweep on Friday, i will be 41+4 then.

callamia Wed 09-Jul-14 14:25:52

Sweep at 41+1 and 41+3. Waters broke hours after the second, labour started about five hour after that. Bloody relief.

NickyEds Wed 09-Jul-14 14:34:41

I never had that really heavily pregnant feeling with DS. No aches or pains, no waddle, no pressure, no insomnia or disturbed nights just a bump. I was quite convinced that my dates were wrong-they weren't. The first sign that I was going to drop was my waters breaking at 40 weeks (labour did start spontaneously but didn't progress enough so had to have a drip after 24 hourssad).

blondiebonce Wed 09-Jul-14 17:46:41

Such a frustrating midwife appointment today sad still only 2/5 palp

And apparently baby has shrunk by 2cm confused unless I am completely misunderstanding clinical funds height...

At least they're giving me a sweep next week.

Hope the sweep went ok gotagoldtoof

callamia Wed 09-Jul-14 20:06:43

Fundal height can decrease if the baby is getting lower down. I lost a cm or so toward the end, and I'm pretty sure DS hadn't shrunk.

blondiebonce Wed 09-Jul-14 20:11:05

I thought it might be something like that but she didn't mention it and when I looked at the chart later baby had gone from above the average line to below it and just seemed odd!

duvetfan Wed 09-Jul-14 22:05:14

I didn't have any signs of going into labour. He wasn't engaged and I didn't have any signs, no sweep etc. I went into spontaneous labour and had my son within 6 hours of my first contraction. He arrived 5 days after my due date and I was due to be induced the next day. It may just all start without any warning. Good luck and I hope it happens soon. smile

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