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39 weeks... and I'm done! Anyone else due soon and fed up? Rants welcome

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justanothermummy2b Sat 05-Dec-15 10:01:26

I can't sleep, I can't walk, I'm subsisting on a diet of bread and Gaviscon, I don't own a single item of clothing I feel comfortable in - absolutely nothing fits me. And if one more person asks me when the 'twins' are due, I'm going to punch them (I feel like screaming: THERE IS JUST ONE IN THERE, THIS IS WHAT BEING 9-MONTHS PREGNANT LOOKS LIKE!)

Everyone else I know who is pregnant seems to be sailing through the experience with smug looks and serene smiles and can't seem to understand what on earth I'm complaining about. There must be some more fed-up pregnant women out there? Anyone fancy joining in with my rant?

CrumpetHead Sat 05-Dec-15 10:18:21

I'm 37+3 and I've had a tit full too! I was up most of the night sat on the edge of the bed drinking heartburn liquid. I can't get comfortable in any position whatsoever, if I lay on my back I can't get back up. I have about 2 items of clothing that fit, DP works and I have a 15 month to run around after all day when I'd really love to be laying on the sofa all day. I keep praying that he'll come soon but not holding out much hope as DS was 15 days overdue... Induced then ended in emcs. Ugh. The thought that I could have almost 5 more weeks of this is killing me

Jelly0naplate Sat 05-Dec-15 11:47:45

39+1 here and had enough! I've got sciatica, sinusitis and a two year old. No sign of baby and the thought of possibly going over by 12 days is starting to set in. Pass the chocolate! X

Queazy Sat 05-Dec-15 12:04:42

I've got sinusitis too! Also got building work, study assignments and a 2yo and starting to want to run away...! I'm not sleeping because of rib pain and sinuses but remember indigestion well from the first time round! Hoping these babies make an appearance before Xmas. I'm only 37 weeks and went to 42 weeks last time tho, so not hoping too much... confused

Queazy Sat 05-Dec-15 12:06:18

p.s. I ate chocolate for breakfast. This poor baby is going to survive on chocolate if it doesn't come soon

Niki18 Sat 05-Dec-15 12:42:19

40+3 here and going insane!!!! Am booked in for induction on 15th but can't bear the thought of waiting that long, and my OH may not survive that long grin currently surviving on chocolate and cake and plotting ways to hurt the next person to text me asking if I'm in labour!!!!

justanothermummy2b Sat 05-Dec-15 14:02:05

The 'are you in labour yet?' messages are the worst! I'm getting one a day from my mother and it's driving me insane...
Glad to hear I'm not the only one who's had enough smile I have to admit I'd convinced myself the baby was going to arrive today, I think when I woke up and spectacularly failed to go into labour it put me in a right mood. I went to term - after a 72-hour labour - with my first so no idea why I thought it would be different this time around!
I guess the upside of all of this is that you quickly forget how miserable the end bit of pregnancy is once the bubba has arrived and you are mostly trying to function through a haze of exhaustion... grin
Here's hoping we all have our LOs in time for Christmas!

Niki18 Sat 05-Dec-15 14:16:04

I get convinced with every little twinge that it may finally be happening but then jus turns out to be wind blush
Good luck with ur LO, least Xmas will be extra special and we can still put those maternity trousers to good use for all that Turkey fsmile

Twinwife Sat 05-Dec-15 15:16:20

39 + 4 here, had ds at 39+6 so I don't know the torture of going overdue!

'Have you not had that baby yet?' (Colleague of mil)
Me - 'obviously not'

Persephone76 Sat 05-Dec-15 16:03:29

I'm 39 weeks today too! Bit fed up, heartburn central here and my toddler has just decided to drop his afternoon nap, why oh why?! My hubby works 6 days a week and has a really important day on wed, so logically i should want to wait until then, but I'm fed up. Want to have my baby and then have my Mum come and stay and feel looked after for a change!

ShebaShimmyShake Sat 05-Dec-15 16:59:29

Heartburn's decreased a lot since baby engaged, but now I can't turn over in bed, can't stand for more than ten minutes without needing the toilet or feeling ill and having to lie down and am struggling to stay hydrated because my stomach's so squished I can barely fit anything in it.

Luckily people are very understanding and considerate. At an event the other day where everyone was on uncomfortable wooden chairs, two men pulled out a big armchair just for me.

Biggest issue is that I'm constantly on edge because I don't know if or when labour will start, or how I'll know. Could be a show, but not everyone has one (and anyway labour could still be days away if you do have one). Could be waters but not everyone has that, or even realises if they do. Could be contractions but the Braxton Hicks are so strong and frequent now, I don't know how I'd know if I get a real one.

My (male) cousin whose wife recently had a baby has been telling me to keep active. But then he also reckons that "their waters broke" and "we had a bloody show" and "we were pushing" and "we had the epidural", so he needed a punch in the face long ere now.

SoggyBottoms Sat 05-Dec-15 17:10:02

Am in totally the same boat except I'm only 37 weeks. Can't bear the thought of another possible 5 weeks of this! (DD was born at 40+17 so I am grimly expecting to go over).

Bloated, uncomfortable, fed up, exhausted, still have to eat toast at 3am or I get morning sickness (yes at 37 wks!), heartburn, think I have the start of a chest infection - the very energetic toddler running around downstairs is just the cherry on the cake...

SoggyBottoms Sat 05-Dec-15 17:13:59

And PS, OP: those people who comment on how "utterly enormous" you are like it's perfectly acceptable conversation - slow painful death is too good for them...

ShebaShimmyShake Sat 05-Dec-15 17:18:32

Yes, why the fuck do people say that? Do they think you haven't noticed? Do they not understand what women look like in very late pregnancy? Do they think babies come from the fucking stork?

SoggyBottoms Sat 05-Dec-15 17:23:46

Yes quite - and why do people even feel they need to say ANYTHING about the way you look? Why can't they just say nothing and leave you alone? Like they would with, y'know, a normal person...


GiraffesAndButterflies Sat 05-Dec-15 17:29:57

Oh god I'm only 31 weeks and I'm fed up with it, you women who have made it to term and not killed anyone for breathing too loudly I assume have my absolute respect. Good luck with staying sane to the bitter end flowers

Persephone76 Sat 05-Dec-15 17:30:39

As every new week rolls round, people say "Are you STILL here?!" even though they know I haven't hit my due date and DS was 2 weeks late! I dread to think what they'll say if that happens again...and yes, the comments on size, argh!!

tinyme135 Sat 05-Dec-15 17:44:47

I'm 35 weeks and fed up. my bump looks small so people keep asking if I have months it's only weeks cheeky so-n-sos.
I keep waking up every 2 hours and cant nap during the day. people want to know why I flip well if you had next to no sleep you'll flip at anything fangry

bluishskies Sat 05-Dec-15 17:45:09

OP I am 35 weeks with twins and I wouldn't wish this on anyone and I've been very lucky with this pregnancy. It is so bloody uncomfortable with one twin head down and punching me in the bladder and the other breech with various limbs poking my ribs. Neither of them likes me sleeping in their side so i spend all night turning from one side to the other or trying to sleep sitting up. I have less than 3 weeks until my ELCS and I'm counting down the days.

And if one more person says "are you sure you are having twins?" I might scream.

Tangoandcreditcards Sat 05-Dec-15 17:47:16

A mere 36+3 and I appear to be DYING of haemorrhoids. Honestly in floods of painful tears every time I go to the loo (just for a pee, even sitting on the loo is agony).

I have a 21month old who is being parented via me changing channel often enough to keep him interested.

And I feel sick.

Weeks of this to go.

Wishful80smontage Sat 05-Dec-15 17:48:05

Ditto OP I've just had a major strop that kim k has had her baby before me again she did that last time round too- its like she taunting me sad
Or it could be that I'm a hormonal mardy cow and am majorly irritable today...

Lillylou1991 Sat 05-Dec-15 19:07:51

Oh let me join in!
39 weeks today too. Trying my hardest to stay active but in pain after walking around the shops for half an hour!
Went christmas shopping with SIL and MIL and got very upset watching them try on all the pretty winter clothes while i can only fit into 2 rather disgusting smock dresses and huge leggings. Really hurt when i picked out a baggy jumpery dress i really liked and could MAYBE fit into after birth then SIL brought it for herself (and she looked mych better in it than i ever would)
Very very fed up with the constant texts from friends and family like the rest of you. If i havent told you im either in labour or had the baby then assume i havent!! fangry
Nights a write off. Dont even try to get comfortable anymore sad and im rather annoyed at DH (poor poor man) because everytime i have a pain or niggle and mention it to him his response of well call the midwives then or normal pain or labour pain? is not welcomed.
Lastly WHY DO PEOPLE SEE A HUGELY PREGNANT LADY AND THINK ITS OK TO COME ON OVER, ANNOUNCE HOW UTTERLY HUGE I AM THEN RUB MY BUMP!! WHO ARE YOU?! i dont go rub a fat stranger guys belly in the middle of the street and call him fat fangry

And breath chocolate

Picklesauage Sat 05-Dec-15 20:36:10

Ladies I sympathise, I'm hear to offer a small amount of hope to those second timers.

I know it didn't go overdue, but my first was born 39+5 and my second 37+5. So don't assume you will go as long the second time. Something I learned to my peril!

Let's just say I'm very lucky I had a friend staying that weekend or my 3 year old may have been delivering her baby sister!

Persephone76 Sat 05-Dec-15 21:08:23

Thanks pickle, that's good to hear..I would love to be early or on time this time round smile

Cheshirehello79 Sat 05-Dec-15 23:26:34

I could have written this post

I'm 40+3 overdue

Every text or call is have you had the baby yet ... .. .? Obviously not otherwise you would have heard.

Can't sleep / I wobble and hate myself!

So frustrated with everything and beanie is not having it ... It's so comfortable in there and staying put by the looks of this :-(

Seeing midwife on tue and going to beg for early induction as the waiting in anticipation is just agony

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