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Are we there yet?

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MiniMarmite Thu 14-Aug-08 19:25:20

I'm 39+5 so just creating this so I can whinge for a few days (or weeks?) about not being quite there yet (self indulgent soul that I am)! Feel free to keep me company!

lollyheart Thu 14-Aug-08 19:50:27

Hi im only 36+ weeks and cant wait for this baby to come out his head is low down now it feels like i need a wee constantly. ds was born at 38 weeks so im hoping it wont be much longer.

MiniMarmite Fri 15-Aug-08 07:09:42

The last few weeks really seem to drag...I guess I should be pleased that at least I have a freezer full of meals now so I don't have when he does decide to show up!

Ceelo Fri 15-Aug-08 16:40:29

i am 40+6 and feel like it will never happen. the scary thing is i feel great...is this OK? shouldn't i be incapacitated...does this mean i'm going to go on another week? i am scared to have the baby now!!

cyteen Fri 15-Aug-08 22:22:35

Greetings fellow blimps I'm 38+4 and the baby is now so huge that every kick and wriggle causes me discomfort. He's obviously ready to come out, so I wish he'd get on with it!

aurorec Fri 15-Aug-08 23:02:38

Ceelo I gave birth (induced) at 40+8 and I felt terrific! No strain on the belly, no contractions or Braxton Hicks for that matter.... I just got hubby to take me for dinner every night in anticipation of my future lack of social life. grin

This time round I am 37+3, I feel a lot more strain and pressure down below, and I've had a few Braxtons (I think). I'm also ready for baby to come out (although not before Sunday as I am home alone this weekend) I don't want another CS. I can't be induced for a VBAC...

MiniMarmite Sun 17-Aug-08 17:39:56

I'm still here at 40+1...obviously the full moon thing didn't work for me!

I'm feeling pretty good too though and also feel a bit like it will never happen. Friends reassure me that they just woke up in the middle of the night and, there you go, it was happening...

I feel like I no longer have a bump though as he's got so big you can practically see a back, some arms, some legs...I have a small child strapped onto my front! I really think this means it is time for him to come out...please...

cyteen Sun 17-Aug-08 18:55:12

God, are you me MM? Still here also, still with rampaging full-grown baby blasting about my innards, also feel a bit like I'll just be this pregnant forever.

<solidarity>

KnockOffNorbert Sun 17-Aug-08 19:01:33

40 + 9 here. No full moons, raspberry leaf teas or currys are gonna shift this baby!

MiniMarmite Sun 17-Aug-08 20:42:12

OK, just eaten a huge bowl of pineapple, now going to have a raspberry leaf tea and a bath with clary sage...then drag DH to bed early (poor man, he's innocently watching Top Gear at the moment, blissfully unaware that he's about to be grabbed by a whale)...surely I will give birth sometime this year!

karney Sun 17-Aug-08 20:50:49

I,m 39+5. Getting fed up with people calling up and asking me if anythings happening. Obviously not!! Anyway swing between thinking it'll be any time now and then thinkingthat I'll go 10 days over and need induced. I don't seem to feel as big movements as each day goes by, just the odd limb poking out from time to time. Good luck ladies,xx smile

MiniMarmite Sun 17-Aug-08 20:53:54

I know...

Do people not realise that we will tell them when something happens hmm...my nan seriously thought that I'd had the baby two days ago and not told her!

Yes, good luck everyone smile

WombFor1More Sun 17-Aug-08 20:55:35

Oooh ladies I feel for you. I'm 34wks tomorrow (also my b'day grin)

I am so fed up of being pregnant. I know that sounds awful but this is my 5th preg, I have 3 lo's already, youngest turned 1 in July so this is second year in a row I've been fat and fed up!! Won't be doing it again that's for sure lol!

Anyway just wanted to join in the rant. Hope all your bubbas get moving soon. Good luck to you all smile

MiniMarmite Sun 17-Aug-08 20:57:02

Thanks, have a great birthday...make sure those LOs bring you breakfast in bed (maybe not the one year old)!

WombFor1More Sun 17-Aug-08 21:01:59

Heehee thanks! They did that for mothers day and it was the sweetest thing I'd ever seen. They climbed onto units in kitchen to get the cornflakes down, got a bowl, spoon and bottle of milk and brought it all upstairs for me, bless 'em!

I'm being a miserable and fed up, selfish preg lady atm. Dp arranged to take me out for the evening tomorrow, had sitters organised etc and I told him under no circumstances was I going anywhere out of this house. I'm too fat, spotty, tired and seriously lacking in something to wear that doesn't make me resemble a small whale.

I'd rather just forget all about it tbh! Gosh I sound so ungrateful blush

MiniMarmite Mon 18-Aug-08 15:45:30

Hi Ladies

Called the hospital today and booked a sweep for Saturday but fingers crossed that something happens before then.

My exciting day so far has consisted of:
-washing and ironing whilst watching thin people do Olympic type things
-eating!
-fielding phone calls from people who really think I should have had this child by now angry
-making stewed fruit

Do have some period like pains but had them on and off for a few weeks so might be nothing...anyone else feeling any nearer?

PetitFilou1 Mon 18-Aug-08 16:36:06

Hello
Can I join please (waves to cyteen). I'm due next Monday. I have had ENOUGH and cried at dh yesterday evening and this morning for no reason. I've already got two dcs and just want this one out now.

<<labour vibes - but only to those who are past 37 weeks grin >>

cyteen Mon 18-Aug-08 16:43:38

There's a familiar face <waves at petitfilou>

MM, I don't feel any nearer at all. Baby has been wriggling down again today, so I suppose that's something - he seems to spend a lot of time pressing against my right hip these days - also had another bout of arse hiccups, which always make me laugh. But as for actual twinges, it's a big zero.

MiniMarmite Mon 18-Aug-08 16:44:39

You're extremely welcome to join petitfilou smile...especially if you're sending out labour vibes grin.

I cried watching the Olympics...blasted hormones.

Taking a walk to Waitrose now to see if the excitement of food shopping (?) and moving about a bit can bring on labour!

MiniMarmite Mon 18-Aug-08 16:47:14

Poor you Cyteen...baby wriggling down must do something (surely!). I'm having a few twinges but don't want to get too excited.

PetitFilou1 Mon 18-Aug-08 16:50:55

I've had a couple of mild period pains but nothing where I've though 'oh that is almost certainly a contraction' like last time

Enjoy Waitrose - I can only waddle round for a few minutes before it starts aching too much

MrsTittleMouse Mon 18-Aug-08 16:53:14

Am I too early to join at 31 weeks? I am fed up already. This baby is back-to-back just like her big sister and is giving me horrible backache when the evening BH start up. We are counting down the next 6 weeks and then it's full steam ahead with the nipple twiddling, curries, long walks, pineapple, anything to get her out.
And I'm a whale already too. People keep asking how long I have to go and then doing this - shock.

MiniMarmite Mon 18-Aug-08 16:56:54

Definitely not too early MrsTM! I too had a lot of shock when people realised how far I had to go around that time too - just makes the wait all the more frustrating!

Right, off to buy Thai curry ingredients grin

WombFor1More Mon 18-Aug-08 18:01:08

Arghhhh just went to shop and bumped into 2 "friends" (not anymore wink)

They did exactly that..."HOW LONG??!!!!"

According to them I'm going to "pop" before that hmm

Yes that's right 6weeks, prob 7 going by my history, I'm not THAT big, yet.

I really am going to throttle the next person who says that angry

bootus Mon 18-Aug-08 18:21:30

Can I jump in on this too....39 weeks and about to make a thai curry too, please, please let it work.....
Lots of luck to you all. x

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