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lemon101 Wed 09-Dec-15 08:49:54

I realise I am being a massive brat and I just need to relax, but I am fed up. Have had a nice easy pregnancy and really cannot complain but I've had enough now. If I could walk for more than 30 minutes I would be happier, but I feel so physically limited it is very frustrating. I am on mat leave and at times am nice and relaxed and god knows I have been napping enough, but I'm ready for this baby now. I want to have my body back (just enough to be able to move, put on socks, not have to stand 3ft away from the sink when doing the washing up!).

And of course I want my baby here, I want to meet him - I've been waiting for 9 months and my dh has been waiting for 9 months. I fucking hate these last couple of weeks!

p.s. there are a lot of threads on google from women who are like 37 weeks and nipple tweak for 10 mins and are instantly in labour. My nips are bloody sore from the tweaking and bugger all has happened. This child may only be planning to check out of my uterus about the time he goes to university hmm

teamrigby Wed 09-Dec-15 09:39:29

I'm 6 days behind you and feel exactly the same way. I've had no indication that baby is budging sad

Can you do or make anything for baby whilst you wait?

spnfan Wed 09-Dec-15 10:01:25

I'm 37+5. I'm right there with you. The thought that I might have almost 5 weeks left of this brings me to tears. It's fucking awful.

I too have had an 'easy' pregnancy so I'm incredibly grateful for that but bloody hell, I'm done. I just want LO here now.

flowers hope it all starts happening soon for you.

LittlePixieMa Wed 09-Dec-15 10:11:15

Awww, sending you hugs. I was 12 days overdue, so had acupuncture which got things moving within 24 hrs xx

lemon101 Wed 09-Dec-15 16:03:33

Thanks littlePixiMa!

rigby and spfan I'm sending some dilating thoughts out to you....

I've actually gotten so frustrated I've started looking at my piano again - something I haven't done for months having decided to learn about a year and a half ago - perhaps something positive will come out of this waiting? hmm

Have a sweep booked for Friday when I will be 40+5 so fingers crossed for that, but the internet isn't filling me with hope tbh! There are a lot of stories of painful and pointless - but then the odd one of 'went into labour within a few hours'

Bugger this pregnancy business! AND I am now the second to last to give birth in my NCT group...I am very happy for the ladies, but sigh

LittlePixieMa Wed 09-Dec-15 16:51:03

I had a sweep and it wasn't painful at all. Start a thread asking for positives of being heavily pregnant, will make you smile xx

lemon101 Wed 09-Dec-15 17:05:03

lol! think you may have a point there!

spnfan Wed 09-Dec-15 17:58:03

I am also one of the last from the NCT group! The 4th, of 6, gave birth today. envy

Over the moon for the other mums but I also stamped my feet a little and had a cry about how it wasn't fair!

Good idea lemon about the piano! Perhaps if you makes lots of plans LO will arrive? Isn't that how it usually works? Don't babies arrive when least convenient? wink

jamtartandcustard Wed 09-Dec-15 18:18:11

39+2 and completely with you. Absolutely fed up and just want "me" back!
Have a sweep next Wednesday and so looking forward to it.
I've had 3 sweeps in the past. Well 3 tries but one I was no where near ready. The other 2 I went into labour within 24hours both times. If your ready, they do work!

Twinwife Wed 09-Dec-15 18:31:14

I'm 40 +1 and had a sweep today, it was uncomfortable and a bit ouchy but absolutely bearable as it was only a minute or two. I hope it kicks starts something but probably won't!

ilovehotsauce Wed 09-Dec-15 23:49:26

38 weeks today and all I can say is enjoy the naps this is dd2 and I've spent tonight picking up tiny gold/silver stars my hoover refuses to get off the livingroom rug!

Just rest he/she will arrive soon!

lemon101 Thu 10-Dec-15 13:25:35

spfan this baby was definitely conceived when it was least convenient so you may be on to something there!

For the ladies with sweep experience - it is good to know that it isn't horrific. I'm not terribly worried really (and anyway I'm going to go out on a limb and assume that childbirth is just a teensy bit more uncomfortable!).

hotsauce I am a bit of a chronic planner - so chronic that I spend quite a lot of time thinking how I would do this with another child already in tow! I really do recognise the luxury of sloth I have at the moment and in acknowledgment of that, went back to bed after breakfast today and slept until midday! Pretty characteristic of odd pregnancy me at the moment - one day I'm tearing at my hair frustrated that I want to be more active, the next I'm barely conscious.... I hope the next few weeks are ok for you and not too exhausting!

teamrigby Thu 10-Dec-15 14:20:21

I'm finding I can do odd few things in the morning, then crashing in the afternoon smile

lemon101 Thu 10-Dec-15 16:41:22

lol! Sounds like a good strategy to me rigby!

BTW - almost forgot to ask - Twinwife any news?

Quick question from all who have sweeps; you think it would be ok/do-able to walk home from the GP's after the sweep? It is a 5-10 minute waddle.

LBOCS2 Thu 10-Dec-15 16:45:53

Definitely - it doesn't really do anything, they just have a furkle around your undercarriage. The walk might help as well :D

Twinwife Thu 10-Dec-15 17:31:02

Lemon no news except baby has definately shifted down and I am very achy down there. After a morning at the christmas playgroup with my DS and running after him I am exhausted and looking forward to a hot bath when DH comes home!

lemon101 Thu 10-Dec-15 21:24:39

Thanks LBOCS2!

Twinwife - I think the Nice guidelines say 36 hours as the timeframe for a successful outcome of a first sweep so there is still time! Also statistically most births cluster around 2am - so I have my fingers crossed for you for tonight!

Figgygal Thu 10-Dec-15 21:26:34

Today was my due date 4years ago little blighters birthday is on 22nd I feel your pain but they do come out eventually grin hang on in there

teamrigby Fri 11-Dec-15 06:42:47

Good luck today Lemon smile
Let us know how you get on x

Twinwife Fri 11-Dec-15 07:25:30

Good luck lemon
I'm a little fed up now, normally a very positive person! I think as my son was a day early, I subconciously thought this one would follow suit.

Up all night and uncomfortable just like everyone else I'm sure!

My lovely mum is coming to help with DS this morning so at least I can flop about!

lemon101 Fri 11-Dec-15 10:04:14

Oh Twinwife that sucks - take the flopping around to the max today and be kind to yourself. Thank god for lovely mums! I was up at 2.30 AM today so you weren't alone with the crappy sleep!

Rigby I'll keep you posted!

Figgygal I love that you remember your due date 4 years on!

lemon101 Sat 12-Dec-15 08:39:38

Hi! So sweep was really no big deal - like a very clumsy smear. Unfortunately I fear it hasn't had much effect - no loss of plug and no contractions. I did find out I am effaced and 1cm dilated though which I guess is a start....
twinwife any news?

Twinwife Sat 12-Dec-15 19:07:47

I've had a bloody show and some painless tighteningsbut nothing else! I think I'm going to have a very small baby at Christmas!

lemon101 Sun 13-Dec-15 08:57:41

Hey a bloody show is a start! Fingers crossed for you!

Twinwife Sun 13-Dec-15 18:21:42

I had her at 0250 today! Woke at 0100 and got to the hospital with 45 minutes to spare. A bit frightening at how quickly I progressed!

Quick labour dust to you all

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