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Anyone else full term and fed up?!

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hullabaloo234 Sun 14-Jun-15 12:09:53

40 weeks today (but due to being pregnant immediately following a MC I've been pregnant 11 months bar a brief 2 week interlude) and massively fed up. It's strange because I definitely did not feel like this with DC1?!

Didn't feel like getting out of bed today (or all of last week...) just want to hibernate til the baby makes an appearance.

My DM and friends keep trying to get me to go out for coffee,lunch etc but the thought of being sociable fills me with dread sad

The constant barrage of 'anything?' texts is driving me crazy and my DP is pissing me off just by breathinghmm.

I know I am being totally unreasonable, but please tell me I'm not the only one feeling like this! Don't get me wrong, I am not depressed and I love my DP and can't wait for our baby to come but I am soooooh over being pregnant!

Come and hold my hand, please!! grin

Number3cometome Sun 14-Jun-15 12:16:35

Ahh bless you!! Well it's the old saying, you can only have at very MOST 2 weeks left!! Within the next two weeks (and I say two weeks loosely because it could happen literally at any moment now!) you will have your beautiful longed for baby.

Leave Social Media alone for a few days and let people guess for fun, ignore your phone and do something nice for yourself.

Rest, sleep, massage, pedicure, anything you like. Enjoy these last few days hours!?! and try not to get stressed or upset.

It won't be long grin

HelenF350 Sun 14-Jun-15 12:16:41

I'm only 37+6 but feeling much the same. I've had spd and been on crutches since 16 weeks so it feels like the longest pregnancy ever! I have an appointment at the hospital tomorrow to see if things look favourable for induction but I'm really not keen on being induced to be honest.

hullabaloo234 Sun 14-Jun-15 12:31:20

A break from social media sounds an excellent idea, and will ignore texts as much as possible (though my DM means well, if I don't reply straight away she starts ringing continuously until I answerconfused). Your right though, I must remind myself that it csnt last forever, 2 more weeks max smile

I was induced with DC1 and the actual labour and induction though long went really well, though I know not everyone has such a positive experience. If you are really uncomfortable though maybe getting it over with would be best? If I haven't gone into labour by Tues, I am being referred for another one and will welcome it to be honest! She's going to try a sweep then too, as when she tried this week although I was 50% effaced and cervix was soft, it was closed so she couldn't do it sad

HelenF350 Sun 14-Jun-15 12:56:19

I'm so torn about what to do, on one hand I want it over but there are risks with induction that could make my hips worse. I also had a friend who has just been in hospital for a week getting induced and ended up with an emergency section. I was in hospital on Friday with minor bleeding and my cervix is closed so that's putting me off too. How long was your labour last time? I have my fingers crossed for you that baby comes soon.

hullabaloo234 Sun 14-Jun-15 13:04:35

I went in for induction on the Weds am, labour started properly early hours of Thurs and DD was born at 3.15 in the afternoon so it really wasn't too bad considering my cervix was not at all favourable!

Has your physio worked out your range of motion for your pelvis? that's what mine did last time and this time and has put this in my notes so as to avoid further damage in labour if opting for an epidural etc.

I know you hear a lot of horror stories about induction but I was happy with mine as was my sister and a friend who had one end of last year so they can be good. The important thing is that you do what is most comfortable for you, don't feel pressured into anything.

Big tip - don't let your OH start his paternity leave if you go in for induction-yo could be there days and he can only be there for visiting hours until in established labour so better for him to still go to work and you have a friend (or do what I did and enjoy the peace with a good book) til the time comes smile

HelenF350 Sun 14-Jun-15 13:20:01

That's fairly quick for an induction, I hope mine is the same if I do get induced. I think I am being put off by what happened to my friend. In the end she was in hospital nearly two weeks, I can barely stand being in a few hours! I haven't seen my physio in months, they basically said they could do nothing more for me and sent me packing. I have taken a note of my range of motion though after advice from others. No chance of any peace for me, DP was made redundant last month and is struggling to find work so I am stuck with him! Haha. Did you have to wait long for your induction after it was decided? Sorry for all the questions. Doctors are not very good at giving you information.

Si93ratty Sun 14-Jun-15 13:28:44

Hi.
my wife is 39w 2d today and yes (she more, obviously) but we are both fed up now. constant txt and annoying Braxton Hicks all the damn time (that just refuse to turn into real ones lol) most annoying is our good mates (who had a baby at new years, by CS 3 weeks early) saying 'she will come when she is ready' just wanna say 'bog off! you bloody had a 3 week old by now and never got to this stage/feeling!
nice to know someone is feeling the same frustrations! sure it will be soon. hope everything goes well smile

hullabaloo234 Sun 14-Jun-15 13:29:20

I think what helped was my endless laps around the hospita! so would walk for as long as I could,read for a bit,walk some more, repeat! Bounced on a ball when reading too, anything to help!

Two weeks?! I've never known anything like that, poor thing sad I would say my experience is more the norm than your friends so try not to worry!!

All decided very quickly-went to day assessment the day before, they said come in tomorrowsmile had to call at 8 am to make sure they had a bed, and then just headed in.

If its a first baby, some hospitals like to get you in early evening 7pm ish to start induction as they ten to be longer than subsequent inductions and gives them time to administer extra doses overnight so be prepared for that x

Lauramum23 Sun 14-Jun-15 13:31:07

Good luck won't be long now! Just try and enjoy it- easier said than done!

I will be then same come November, I've been pregnant since January then had miscarriage then got pennant straight away so by the time november is here it will be an 11 month pregnancy ( well I'm sure it will feel like that!)

hullabaloo234 Sun 14-Jun-15 13:40:18

Bless you, I'm sorry to say it probably will feel like that, I feel like I've been pregnant forever! I just want my baby now lol!

I'm trying to enjoy my last few (I hope!) days peace before the baby comes (DC1 much older so a doddle to look after) but I'm such a moody cow, I'm getting on my own nerves lol!

Agreed to go round to my parents for dinner tonight to (hopefully) buy me a day or two without being badgered with do I m want to go shopping/for coffee/ for lunch etc. they mean well but I just want to be left alone! sad What a cow eh!

Lauramum23 Sun 14-Jun-15 13:43:52

Is your daughter at school? If so get yourself in for a pedicure or your hair cut and blowed!? At least you can have a good moan with someone you don't know and you might not get the chance for a while!?

hullabaloo234 Sun 14-Jun-15 13:47:46

Yes she is at school, hair and waxing done already but goong to try and book a mani pedi and facial for next week to give myself a boost. Got sports day tomorrow so watching her will cheer me up, she's my best friend as well as my DD really smile.

How is your pregnancy so far? all going well I hope? xx

guinnessgirl Sun 14-Jun-15 16:37:42

yes, I really know how you feel. I'm 39+4 today and already fed up with the incessant comments. I came very close to dishing out some serious sarcasm at church today, with almost everyone making remarks like 'you still here then?' etc. YES, I'M STILL HERE. NOBODY WANTS THIS TO BE OVER MORE THAN I DO RIGHT NOW. hmm

I'm just reassuring myself with the knowledge that it can't be long now, and luxuriating in my free days while DS is at nursery and I'm able to rest!

Lauramum23 Sun 14-Jun-15 19:40:44

Yes thankyou I'm feeling much better now pregnancy seems to be going well so far! Just going to start exercising again as I'm feeling more up to it now.
Mani pedi and facial sound lovely hope you get booked in ok and enjoy it!

MistressKatherine Sun 14-Jun-15 20:01:14

I'm 40 weeks today too hullabaloo smile

Know exactly what you mean. I'm trying to enjoy these last few days but starting to struggle now. Really wish they came with a sell by date so we know ;) I was so convinced he was going to be early because I had so many signs but nada. Kind of talked myself into thinking it's not going to happen now! Can't bear the thought of induction.

Hope yours arrives soon!

Purpleboa Sun 14-Jun-15 23:42:17

40 weeks tomorrow!! No sign of anything but think baby may have finally dropped today. My DH is very excited, thinking this means labour is imminent, I've had to explain to him it could still be another 2 weeks.

I'm not quite at the insane stage yet but with every passing day I'm getting more and more uncomfortable. Had really hoped to avoid induction but will go with whatever is best. At hospital for checks this Thursday so I guess/hope I'll have a clearer idea then.

My DH and I were both early babies so had hoped our child might follow our example but no such luck!

hullabaloo234 Mon 15-Jun-15 07:38:05

Ahhhh I'm so glad (sorry!) that its not just me so flippin' miserable lol!

Nothing still, not even a twinge sad My Dsis annoyingly had both her DC on their due dates, feeling so jealous of that right now! Abut two weeks ago I thought I was in early labour-2 days of backache and period pains but it was merely wishful thinking obviously!

Glad you are feeling a bit better Laura! Exercising whlist you can sounds a great idea smile mani pedi and facial booked for tomorrow afternoon after the MW so that will be a nice treat after a membrane sweep hmm haha!

Guiness,Mistress and Purple, keep up with the mantra of 'it can't be long now' and try not to kill anyone, though I know it's hard. EVERYTHING and, frankly everyone, is annoying me to high heaven at the moment ! Tried to make pancakes for my DD yesterday morning and actually cried because I couldn't find the right pan in tje cupboardblush DP swiftly stepped in and said he would make them lol! grin

What has everyone got planned for today, anything nice?

Purpleboa Mon 15-Jun-15 08:28:09

Oh dear - I sympathise on the pancake tears! That was me last night - trying to clean up after dinner, I dropped three containers then when I picked one up, managed to upend its contents which rolled everywhere! I burst into tears and luckily DH stepped in and ordered me back to the couch while he cleaned up. Sick of feeling and acting like a clumsy elephant!

Slept really badly (again) so I'm not sure about today. Don't want to spend it resting, may try and get some stuff done this morning and nap this afternoon. Feeling v grumpy and out of sorts, hope this improves!

hullabaloo234 Mon 15-Jun-15 08:32:58

Bless you I have been the same for a while, I have to try really hard not to lose my rag with people when they really haven't done anything wrong, it's just me!

I have my DD's sports day later so for a couple of hrs I won't actively be praying for labour to start, but will be right back on that at 4 grin

Getting bots and bobs done in the AM and then resting in the PM is what I do most days and it works for me - go for it. That way we stand a chance of not being totally knackered before the baby even gets here lol! Plus when cocooned in bed with a boxset I can pretend to not be in when my well meaning but irritating parents 'pop round' smile

HelenF350 Mon 15-Jun-15 22:17:58

How is everyone getting on?

I had my hospital appointment, no induction for at least another week. Had a few contractions last night but they didn't come to anything.

guinnessgirl Tue 16-Jun-15 06:22:59

No news here. Had a very restless night spent dreaming about labour hmm but no signs yet other than the odd period pain type ache every now and then.

I am also unable to go into any shop or public place without being asked when I'm due etc. Getting a little tired of that now...

hullabaloo234 Tue 16-Jun-15 07:44:49

Oh ladies sad was hopeful that something would happen for someone overnight!

Nothing here either, feel like I have a hangover today. Weirdly I've been peeing less the last couple of days so although awake a lot in the night I didn't have to keep getting up which was nice smile

Sweep today, desperate for it to do something! Did they book your induction yesterday Helen?

Guiness - it's so irritating isn't it! I'm so bad tempered at the moment I think it's better for everyone if I stay at home and hibernate until I go into labour lol!

Wenglish Tue 16-Jun-15 09:04:10

Me me me! Every morning I wake up annoyed im not in labour!
Everyone keeps asking me if I'm in labour or when the baby is coming. No clearly not and no I do not know!
I am SO bored, SO fed up and the longer this goes on the longer I worry about getting the baby out safely.
Sorry thank you for letting me moan!

Wenglish Tue 16-Jun-15 09:09:47

I also feel hungover, the thought of this going on for another 2 weeks does make me teary.
Seeing midwife this morning im very irrational but she annoys me for no reason!

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