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August baby, feel like labour will never come!

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Ellie2elysia Wed 13-Aug-14 12:22:24

Hey so I'm very new to this but I just wanted to get a few things off my chest and save my partner from another night of moaning!

I'm currently 38+2 and I'm feeling more and more uncomfortable each day... I am so hormonal and forever shouting at my loved one sad! Every day things are becoming even more unbearable, just turning over in bed hurts!! I've been having a lot of pain when doing daily tasks such as walking and by the end of the day I'm in agony!! My midwife said it is SPD or something.

Anyway sorry about the complaining I am very privileged and excited to meet our little boy and still have had very little signs that he will enter the world anytime soon... I only ever tend to feel 1 or 2 Braxton Hicks at night which are very very mild, I've also not had any sort of show that I know of... I get the odd sharp pain that shoots through my cervix but that is about it!!! Has anyone ever gone into labour out of the blue with no signs? And is anyone else feeling as fed up as I am... Or am I just a moaning mertal grin.

I know patience is key and he will arrive when he's ready but I just feel like everyone else is having their babies and I'm going to be a whale forever!!! Rant over.

stargirl1701 Wed 13-Aug-14 12:27:46

Rant away! I'm 39+4 with DC2. Contractions every week night for 2/3 hours...that disappear by 6 am. I am READY for this baby!

Mmolly2013 Wed 13-Aug-14 12:37:06

Hi I'm 38+4 and so fed up it's getting annoying. All this waiting about. I've had mild period pains on and off for around a week but literally nothing else whatsoever. Tried all the home remedies to get things moving and it's done absolutely nothing. Help smile

startwig1982 Wed 13-Aug-14 12:38:20

40+4 here and pretty fed up. I'm so large and I can't play properly with ds(3). However, I had a feel of my cervix last night, which I can just reach. It felt pretty soft so I think I won't have much longer to wait. I've got a stretch and sweep booked for tomorrow and am hoping that the mw will say I've started dilating.

Ellie2elysia Wed 13-Aug-14 12:59:18

I didn't think I'd be the only one feeling so uncomfortable and impatient! I've tried all sorts, he was breech up until 36 and I'm wondering if that would make a difference.... I've tried pineapple, hot curries, raspberry leaf and I have a bounce on my ball an hour a day but still no change!!

Every time I go to the bathroom I'm furiously checking for my plug or changed in CM but nothing...

I can't imagine getting to 40+ weeks I honestly think I will burst, I'm only small and the stretch marks are becoming more and more frequent (I'm sure there is a new one everyday). All I know is that all of this being uncomfortable and waiting will be worth it when we have our beautiful babies in our arms smile.

Also I find I can only walk for about 10 minutes without being in pain and later on in the day I'll be paying for it as well ... Just fed up!

itsliz Wed 13-Aug-14 13:09:21

When I was pregnant, I went right up to my due date with absolutely no symptoms or signs of going into labour. I was convinced I'd end up ridiculously overdue but woke up the morning after my EDD to find that my waters had gone, completely out of the blue! So hang in there, it could happen any day now smile

In the meantime, take it easy and enjoy doing absolutely nothing!

Ellie2elysia Wed 13-Aug-14 13:19:09

That's nice to hear, you don't really see many threads of comments of people who haven't had any signs smile, I am trying to keep positive that he will be here in the next couple of weeks... But for some reason all the way through I have thought he would be late haha!

He'll will make his appearance when I least expect it I guess and when he's nice a cooked smile

kkllww Wed 13-Aug-14 14:32:31

My mw told me when i was pregnant with 1st that if you expect to go over by a week or two, you're putting less pressure on your body and kind of relaxing about it, which can then make things happen. Might well be an old wives' tale but I had that in my mind and I gave birth to son at 39 weeks. Hope it happens soon for you all!

mrsgembles Wed 13-Aug-14 14:36:35

37+3 here and checking for mucus plug every time I go to the loo. First baby and utterly fed up. Feel really sick today to boot.

Fairypants Wed 13-Aug-14 15:05:13

I'm only 35 weeks and already fed up.
On the plus side, I never noticed a show or any early signs of labour with either of my other children. Just noticed contractions one night with dd1 (born next morning) and waters went obviously with dd2 (also born next morning) so it could happen any time.

Redling Wed 13-Aug-14 16:12:54

My midwife assured me today that no show etc does not mean you'll be waiting, mucus plug can just pop out before labour starts. I said apart from stabbing pains when I stand I had no signs, but as she said those ARE the signs! And that you can just start contracting. I could kiss her right now anyway as I'm due on Friday, and if I haven't started by then she's coming to my house on Saturday to sweep me! I'm so pleased I don't have to wait until next Wednesday when she's back at the surgery!

MummytoMog Wed 13-Aug-14 16:14:26

I had nothing with DC1 and then went into labour the morning after a sweep (on my EDD). DC2, had sod all signs of impending delivery on my EDD but bounced, tweaked, shagged and ate curry all day and he popped out the day after. Clearly I am just a 40+1 kind of gal.

Heatherbell1978 Wed 13-Aug-14 16:17:32

39+5 here and sooo ready for this baby too! I've had no signs aside from a bit of cramping yesterday which has now gone. Thought baby had dropped a bit but just back from mw and after an exam, cervix still well and truly closed and labour won't be happening this week apparently! Bit disappointed but I kind of expected least I know he'll be here in 2 weeks whatever the case!!

RubyRuby007 Wed 13-Aug-14 16:47:35

40+4 here and also really fed up! Had two failed sweeps already and resigned myself to an induction next thursday. My husband is back in work soon (he's a teacher) and every day I go past the due date is one less day for him to spend with our new baby sad Feeling extra grumpy today for some reason and have had enough of helpful texts from friends and family reminding me that I still haven't had this baby!

GingerScouse Wed 13-Aug-14 17:20:00

I'm due today and had mw tell me the wonderful news that baby is still 4/5 palpable. So no sweep this morning and I'm gutted sad.

I'm also trying to stick to my guns and not allow induction unless baby is distressed, but I really want to meet my baby now!

CookieB Wed 13-Aug-14 17:35:54

I wouldn't worry about not having signs. I went straight into contractions with both dc and had to have my waters broken for me. They were both born at 39 weeks. Currently 36 weeks gone with dc3 and have accepted she will come when she's ready with no real warning such as mucus plugs!

MintSource Wed 13-Aug-14 17:42:06

Ooh, glad to find this thread as I'm playing the waiting game, too.

I am 40+2 and until about four days ago had excruciating sciatica for a month which meant I couldn't walk anywhere. At least the scorching weather has calmed down.

Had a failed sweep last week then another 3 days later where midwife decided to pull my posterior cervix forward without warning me! I'm not ashamed to admit I screamed. But...had my show 24 hours later. Another (hopefully ordinary) sweep tomorrow.

I'm scarfing curry, pineapple, raspberry leaf etc plus bouncing on the gym ball and jumping on my husband at every opportunity. Poor man is starting to look scared. wink

I'm really, really keen to avoid induction, which is currently booked for this Friday but I'm hoping to bump to early next week.

mammabear4 Wed 13-Aug-14 18:37:20

40+3 with first here and have refused to even THINK about a stretch and sweep (ughhhh) stay calm and try and relax ladies! Our "due dates" are total estimates - baby will come when it's ready and as long as both you and baby are healthy just trust in things moving along naturally! We'll all have our babies very soon smile

BeccaBrkr7 Wed 13-Aug-14 18:50:35

38+4 here!!! Lots of cramping, upset tummy, headache, pressure in bum!!! Keep thinking it's happening and then nothing!! Hate waiting!!

LightUpLightUp Wed 13-Aug-14 21:31:46

I went into labour journos the blue. I was 40+6 fed up and no signs whatsoever. One morning at 5am I stood up out of bed to shut a window and waters gushed everywhere, I had no pain but had DS 10 hours later

Ellie2elysia Wed 13-Aug-14 23:15:48

I feel like I don't really have the right to moan or complain when I'm only 38 weeks and some of you are 40+ hehe.

Our babies will be here before we know it!!

Under my left breast I have a patch of skin that feels numb but is also slightly painful, I have absolutely no idea what it is... It can't be the baby because it's too high up! Been like this for a couple of weeks now has anyone else got this strange numbness and slight pain?!? Got the midwife on Friday and will mention it but she'll probably just say what she always does when I mention something 'it's normal' sigh

mssleepyhead Thu 14-Aug-14 08:09:46

38+5 here and feel as likely to have the baby today as I did at 28+5. He just seems very settled... I'm not in too much of a rush, but I am getting VERY bored of other people and their wonderful comments. Go away, world! Let us be!

MrsGiraffe12 Thu 14-Aug-14 10:28:15

36+4 here and so uncomfertable. Have been having niggley back pains for about 2 week, same for Braxton hicks that have been going on for about 2 weeks that have started to hurt. However, I continuously feel like I need to poop now and baby was 3/5 engaged last week so I think that's why I'm feeling this way. It's DC2 but never laboured with DC1 so I've no idea what to expect x

Redling Thu 14-Aug-14 12:14:55

40 weeks tomorrow and I've basically retreated to my bed . Got up briefly but now I'm back in it. I don't want to see anyone or talk to anyone except for parents and DH. I have slept remarkably well though this last night and want to nap now so hope that's a good sign, get some rest in for labour! Feeling a bit pathetic and down about it all now, just want so badly to get on with the rest of our lives. I have one last session of Aquayoga to go to tonight but don't know if I want to!

GingerScouse Thu 14-Aug-14 12:29:43

I did that for a few days. 40+1 now and realised that I need to do some other things anyway, so I may as well get up. I still nap if I need to, but I'm trying to keep up and active for when (if!) labour starts.

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