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It would be totally wrong of me to have a very large glass of wine this evening in an attempt to make baby stop wriggling, somersaulting, kicking all night and preventing me from sleeping wouldn't it.

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Thandeka Thu 29-Oct-09 18:33:59

This is a rhetorical question I know it would be- so I won't.

But bloody hell am exhausted- was woken up 8 times last night by baby deciding to give my entrails a good stir and the sensation is really grim and I hate it. I'm 26 weeks and the kicks and flutters are fine-ish but the somersaults are really yuk and she has just started doing them pretty much hourly. How long until she has no more room to do them!? Why oh why does she have to do them with such ferocity at night time? Oh and why does she have to kick my lungs so I suddenly can't breathe!

I think I am entering the grumpy third trimester now. I guess sleepless nights are something I need to get used to - but bah!

Crapweasel Thu 29-Oct-09 18:37:09

Erm, I don't think it would work.

<tries not to upset the pregnant lady>

flyingcloud Thu 29-Oct-09 18:47:15

Same here Thandeka. I can't believe the force I am being kicked with. 26 weeks tomorrow gringringrin

annabeau Thu 29-Oct-09 19:26:47

i am 30 weeks today and the fidgeting baby is waking me all the time. Not so much kicking as shifting about and knocking vital organs!
Unfortunately on the very few occasions I've had a glass of wine baby seems to get more active-I think he/she has a sugar addiction too as she gets almost as excited about cake as I do

aliblue Thu 29-Oct-09 22:52:07

LOL watch out, bubs could be the type of drunk who will stagger around trying to pole dance on the umbilical cord, and refuse to go home to bed til she collapses in a heap at 7 AM grin

lol Thedanka hope you managed to get some sleep I'd love to say it gets easier, but being a week or so ahead it doesn't! sad

Be worth it in the end though!! grin

Miia Fri 30-Oct-09 11:44:10

Try going on all fours, head down and bum sticking up in the air. Seems to calm my little wriggler down.

And I agree, little kicks nice, twisting and turning - ugh, not so nice.

Tomatefarcie Fri 30-Oct-09 11:51:17

Same here.

30 weeks pg, and baby decided to do a full 180 into a breech position, the night before mw appointment (so "breech" is now in my notes, and got me all worried).

I agree, kicks are nice, but full blown spin cycle belly doesn't feel nice AT-ALL!

grin @ pole dancing baby, collapsing in a heap at 7am.

Beeny1980 Fri 30-Oct-09 13:03:11

If only - i'm 34 weeks and it doesn't stop with anything i've tried (including wine!!!). I've read that the reason they are so active is because during the day when you're moving around, they are being rocked in the cradle, that is your womb, and sleep a lot of this time. Therefore when you're asleep, therefore still, they wake up and it's time to party!!
I try to remember that it's a good sign the baby is happy and healthy, which is much better than the alternative


londonlottie Fri 30-Oct-09 13:07:45

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aWitchForLifeNotJustHalloween Fri 30-Oct-09 13:11:45

lovely. hmm The thing is, it doesn't actually last all that long because when the babe gets a bit bigger it won't actually be able to move as much. So you get kicks that premier league footballers would be proud of (usually in your ribs etc) but they can't do all the manic somersaulting. Maybe you got a mini Beth Tweddle in there? grin
And d'ya know what - the moment you get your little bundle in your arms you forget the whole bloody lot - til you read a thread like this grin
<and obviously you acquire the memory skills of a goldfish into the bargain> wink

aWitchForLifeNotJustHalloween Fri 30-Oct-09 13:13:25

btw, I did have a glass of wine here and there, with all three of mine - nothing wrong with it and MW, consultant and GMC advice at the time said as much.

aliceemma Fri 30-Oct-09 13:17:09

A glass of milk seems to help my little sumo wrestler stop wriggling in the middle of the night - or at least helps me go back to sleep

Chynah Fri 30-Oct-09 14:04:40

Aliblue - that so made me laugh!

AortaBeTidying Fri 30-Oct-09 14:23:04

What's with all the hmm's? It's a light hearted thread isn't it?

Or am I getting the wrong end of the stick And thandeka is really a raging alcoholic with a heroin addiction to boot ? grinwink

londonlottie Fri 30-Oct-09 15:17:32

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alana39 Fri 30-Oct-09 15:21:55

Blimey which supermarket was that, missed that one? And will now boycott it <as long as it wasn't Waitrose of course wink>.

Thandeka Fri 30-Oct-09 17:04:30

Ah thanks guys. Slept much better last night think it was the stern talking to I gave my belly! "I am your mother- fear me"- nothing like instilling boundaries at a young (very young!) age!

Aliblue I absolutely love the imagery! Yup and bub would soooo be one to drunkenly tearily slur- "but but I lurve you", swiftly followed by "I want me mum" followed by copious amounts of vomit- in fact interesting that those three things happen pretty much from birth but will also manifest in drunken episodes!

I am defo having the odd glass of wine (DH permitting - he has become a bit controlling/worrywart lately!- mainly because all bloody wine bottles have the pregnant woman with a cross through it indicating "thou shalt never drink whilst pregnant"). But I just felt that having a glass of wine for the sole purpose of drugging the child inside me was a bit wrong! Didn't want social services on me before I even become a parent!

Liking the bum in air tip- just for entertainment value if nothing else- it defo helps with the trapped wind- DH has taken to winding me after we got some advice on here- that's entertaining!

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