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31 weeks - Surely baby can't be trying to break out already?!

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StinkyMcgrinky Thu 19-May-16 17:09:33

Currently 31w with DS2, I should start by saying that DS1 arrived very quickly at 35w and we've been told I'm at high risk of pre-term labour so this might be clouding my judgement somewhere…

Anyway, since 28w I'm fairly sure I've been loosing my plug and currently darling DS2 is measuring the size of your average 34 weeker according to a recent scan (and my bleeding stretch marks angry)Fine, I know this is common and doesn't really mean too much and measurements can be taken with a pinch of salt.

For the past 3 days the BHs have really ramped up a gear. They're very frequent throughout the day (but not painful just uncomfortable) and during the evenings they can easily be every few minutes for a few hours. Again, this hasn't worried me too much as I have been fairly active this week and I know this can increase BH.

However, for the past 48 hours movement has been extremely low down(pubic bone region) and I'm getting increasingly painful and sharp pains which I can only describe as baby pushing down and feeling like somethings going to 'pop', like if a joint needs to click. They're so painful i have let out a few yelps blush DH is convinced that this is a sign things are moving but I'm not convinced and think that this 'risk of pre-term labour' is making him far too cautious.

So, someone please tell me this is fine and I can tell DH to please calm down dear and look forward to the tub of chocolate fudge ice cream I have in the freezer for this evening?

Whatsername17 Thu 19-May-16 17:19:46

You really should get checked out by your midwife. And definitely eat the ice cream.

StinkyMcgrinky Thu 19-May-16 17:31:05

I was afraid someone was going to say that sad whilst lovely everything is 'oh fairly standard' to my midwife. I'm pretty certain my boobs could develop bright orange polka dots and she would still tell me it was normal.

I have a MW appointment tomorrow morning so I'm sure I can wait until 11am? Did I mention the chocolate fudge ice team contains REAL vanilla fudge pieces?!

(Please note that I'm being fairly light hearted here and if I was seriously concerned about baby I would go to the MAU in a flash!)

Peyia Thu 19-May-16 18:45:22

Sorry nothing to add but can you let us know what ice cream this is please? I'm surprised you've left this vital information out actually!

StinkyMcgrinky Thu 19-May-16 19:07:57

Might just be a huge let down peyia, it's from a local dairy I'm afraid, Yummy Yorkshire. Its divine, highly worth a very long car journey to pick up a few freezer full tubs

LumpishAndIllogical Thu 19-May-16 19:11:01

I am 37 weeks and have had what you describe for weeks due to spd/pgp and baby engaging. However my first was born 41+5! As your's was early I would speak to midwife tomorrow. Also at my antenatal class they said you could lose your plug weeks before labour if you have had a baby before, it's all a bite loose in cervix and replenishes.

Enjoy your icecream!

Peyia Thu 19-May-16 19:20:23

Ah I'm so jealous. That looks yummy and from a local dairy even better.

When I lived in Cornwall there was an icecream made from clotted cream.....yum yum yum

Enjoy!! And yes I feel your pain. I'm 31 weeks and baby is literally pushing so hard down, maybe it's because we're on our 2nd there is more 'give'? blush

Fingers crossed your one stay puts until 37 weeks.

DixieNormas Thu 19-May-16 19:24:26

ohhh my 3rd was born at 32 weeks after the 2nd was born at 35. mine was always due to waters breaking a week before though.

I'd have a word with the mw tomorrow

StinkyMcgrinky Thu 19-May-16 19:24:48

But hopefully having more give will lead to a very easy labour second time round?! Maybe a quick sneeze and it'll all be over wink

I will speak to the midwife tomorrow but won't be running out to buy newborn nappies just yet!

StinkyMcgrinky Thu 19-May-16 19:28:21

Oh Dixie don't plant that seed confused

I think the thing worrying DH is that labour with DS happened at the speed of light. Waters broke out of nowhere, by the time we reached the hospital to be checked I was 6cms and wheeled down to the labour ward and DS joined us shortly after

ajandjjmum Thu 19-May-16 19:36:49

Don't want to worry you stinky - labour with DC1 was around 5 hours, and an hour and a half with DC2! grin Better get the car engine started.

Good luck (and don't worry - just enjoy the ice-cream!)

Peyia Thu 19-May-16 21:07:49

Better get the car engine started.


StinkyMcgrinky Thu 19-May-16 21:27:46

If my second labour is 90minutes long he's welcome to come whenever he wants, my ice cream won't have even had time to melt grin

It was absolutely delicious, I may have finished the whole thing off blush

dats Thu 19-May-16 21:31:31

Have you eaten it yet?! Looks bloody marvellous!

Nothing to add to your possible predicament but a high-five from another at 31w with DC2, who had an earlyish arrival of DC1 at 37+4 with no early signs of labour then, so who knows?!

I bought newborn nappies yesterday though, so I win wink

Hope you're ok though and wet midwife takes you seriously tomor!
dats 31+4

StinkyMcgrinky Thu 19-May-16 21:39:26

Ah thanks dats, looks like we're both in the dark with this labour malarkey! Oh yes, ice cream has been devouredeaten and I'm already planning my next tub. Suppose I will pick up some newborn nappies on the way just incase...

Will report back from my midwife appointment!

StinkyMcgrinky Fri 20-May-16 12:12:53

The bugger is breech. Midwife said that that could explain why his movements are so painful as they're all concentrated in the same area.

Have finally picked up some newborn nappies though wink

dats Sat 21-May-16 00:12:58

Mine's bloody breech, too! Or was - assuming still is. Have growth scan on Monday so I'll find out.

Do you feel any better since midwife? Was she reassuring?

dats Sat 21-May-16 00:13:17

Oh and good work on the nappies grin

StinkyMcgrinky Sat 21-May-16 18:42:31

I do actually dats, although she wasn't going to measure me or do any poking or prodding as I have a scan in 3 weeks time. It was only when the lovely HCA who works with her pointed out that the guidelines state she has to that we found out he was breech…little tyke!

Fingers crossed for your scan on Monday, hope the little monkey has flipped themselves back the right way!

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