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whereswalt Tue 19-Feb-13 21:15:15

Hi Everyone

I am 4 days overdue and completely fed up!Can't sleep at night because of painful hips and heartburn from hell, and am just sick of sitting waiting around!Every pain comes with a desperate hope that it will turn into a contraction, even the ear ache I had yesterday was googled to see if this was a sign of labour (desperate times)

Plus on top of that, I can't deal with another message/phone call asking if I have had the baby yet, especially off close family members!What do they expect me to say- 'yes I had him last week, do you not follow me on twitter?'. Do they not think I would of been in contact as soon as I possibly could to tell them the good news!!

Anyway, I am just moaning now!Was just wondering if there are any fellow pregnant ladies due to pop any day now,and fancy a chat to pass time until our little bundles of joy arrive!

leannac Tue 19-Feb-13 21:26:49

I've got a week & a half to go but already feel overdue due to loads of people confidently predicting I would go v early on this pregnancy (based upon baby being Incredibly low & engaged for wks & wks & dd1 arriving on her due date). I'm almost beginning to give up on the idea of having a baby & just accept being pregnant forever, the heartburn is a bitch isn't it? I never had it with dd1 but its awful this time! Plus the back pain, pelvis pain etc etc......but no contractions/show!!

Are you scheduled for induction or waiting still ? I was hoping for home birth (& have had damned massive birthing pool erected in my tiny living room for 2 wks already as preparation) so really hoping this little darling gets a wriggle on!

FergusSingsTheBlues Tue 19-Feb-13 21:32:26

Ive got a week left. Cant sleep (sore hips!) nesting frantically yet.....still havent picked the pram, insane, eh?

whereswalt Tue 19-Feb-13 21:37:58

I was so confident that he would be early, so I never even thought about going overdue!But every day feels like a week, time is dragging!Was meant to have a sweep on my due date but the midwife 'couldn't reach', so I'm due to go back this friday for them to try again!If that doesn't work I am assuming they wll book me in for an induction, but I really want to avoid that because everyone is telling me it hurts so much more, but then again, this is my first baby so I think even if it does hurt more, I have nothing to compare it to!!Plus I really want a water birth and don't think I will be able to have one if I am induced!

Do you know what you are having??Heartburn is the worst,I would happily have gavison administered on a drip if it was available! Ooo home births sound amazing, I considered having one, but my DP was horrified at the idea (MEN!!) and plus we live quite far from the hospital!Really hope you get the birth you want though!Hopefully we will both have our little ones here soon, although I think my DP is more desperate then I am, he is slowly but surely becoming scared in his own home due to my mood swings haha

whereswalt Tue 19-Feb-13 21:41:00

fergus, I have done more washing in the past week then I have done in the past year of my life, just have a constant urge to be washing and drying!We got our pram a while ago because my parents brought it, it got delivered 2 weeks ago, and its still sitting in the box, we took one look at the instructions and decided to leave it until one of us gain our PHD in engineering because that's the only way we are ever going to be able to put it together!

FergusSingsTheBlues Tue 19-Feb-13 21:51:26

Wait, Ive decided to move house! Cleaning carpets, steaming sofas and painting grouting....yet my son ran out of clothes today because i was behind on the ironing. No logic to this! Or to my sudden love of tuuuuuurps. Hmmmmmm.

Has anybody just decided that they have to have another baby? I know i really dont want a third but am obsessed with ut. Must be hormones!

Countmyblessings Tue 19-Feb-13 22:06:21

Whereswalt- depending on the make you can go on you tube and I'm sure someone on there has endured the tortue of putting buggy together and film it to help others have a look!!!

Good luck to you all I'm 37 weeks and wished baby would come tomorrow!!(dc4)

whereswalt Wed 20-Feb-13 10:43:21

Fergus, yes, this is my first but I already talk about 'next time'! Although at 3 in the morning when I'm wide awake heaving because the heartburn is so vile, any thoughts of next time go down the drain!!

Countmyblessings, I will definitely have a look at that today, thank you! From 37 weeks I was ready to have him, babies are fully cooked and ready to be born so I hope your bambino isn't too much longer! Another night if no sleep or twinges for me sad really feel like I'm going to be pregnant for the rest of my life!!! Good luck everyone smile

TheSkiingGardener Wed 20-Feb-13 10:59:26

Yep, 2 days overdue and not surprised. DS1 was 16 days late and induced.

So now I have a 2 year old to run around after while my body decides that the muscles in my bum don't work so walking is painful. That's fun!

Hope we all pop soon.

leannac Wed 20-Feb-13 12:34:31

Isn't it so unfair to be in pain from walking due to aches & shooting pains in bum, belly, pelvis & back & yet somehow just know your baby isn't making an appearance any time soon??

NAR4 Wed 20-Feb-13 12:50:05

6 days overdue today and feeling really upset.

Last week my midwife did a sweep and said my cervix were very favourable and I was 3cm dilated. Today I saw a different midwife (mine is on holiday) who did another sweep and said she didn't know why my midwife had said that, as I was only 1cm and she struggled to even get her finger in (despite her little hands) for the sweep. I burst into tears. This is my fifth child and I already know they will try and break my waters straight away (when they induce me) and then go straight in with the drip. My baby is back to back (like all my others) and my labours don't progress well, hence them wanting to put me straight on the drip. Looks like no water birth (again). Induction booked for next Wednesday. I'm so very disappointed after my stupid midwife getting my hopes up so much. She actually said that she expected me to be in labour by tonight (when she did the sweep last week).

Brisk, long walk this afternoon to try and get things going, despite the agonising SPD. I'm almost willing to cut my own legs off without anethetic, at the moment, just to avoid induction with the drip again.

Chin up everyone, it can't be long for any of us now, if we accept induction.

FergusSingsTheBlues Wed 20-Feb-13 13:02:59

Five back to backs?! Poor you. Im having ELCS this time and hve just found out hes back to grateful for the cs.

leannac Wed 20-Feb-13 13:06:18 grim a thought. Trying to focus on the fact that induction usually means nice & quick labour but I really had my hopes on a nice natural water birth this time after a hideous back to back labour last time. I tried the long walk thing yday. Was more of a shuffle than a walk due to the pressure & pain of pelvis & back & inner thighs but persevered. Sadly it did bugger all. If you have more sweeps does it lift your chances of going naturally or is it for some people just not going to happen? Argh. I really want natural home birth to happen any day now not an induction next week!!!!

NAR4 Wed 20-Feb-13 13:36:53

Sorry to point it our leannac but didn't want to leave you under false hope. My labours have not been nice and quick, despite all being inductions. Of course this could be because they were also back to back or I am just plain unlucky. My 4th was 38.5 hours.

Don't know if further sweeps are more effective, but they have got to be worth a go surely?

Wishing you all quick and natural labours.

leannac Wed 20-Feb-13 13:46:14

Noooooo! I can't do another long drawn out agonising back to back labour! I thought the gods of date would be kinder than to inflict that upon a woman more than once but sounds like for you life wasn't that fair. Puts in me quandary of wondering do I really want to hurry up baby & get him out or do I want to keep him in as long as possible to put off the pain?!

You'd think someone would have invented a better way to do this by now !

NAR4 Wed 20-Feb-13 14:39:54

leannac my hospital doesn't induce until 40+14, which I am happy with. I feel it gives me as long as possible to go into labour naturally but also doesn't leave me any longer than I would be happy with. I know the risk of still birth after 40+14 is still very low but it would prey on my mind terribly and be like torture waiting for labour. At least until 40+14 (rightly or wrongly) I feel my baby is safe to stay where it is.

I'm sure you will be luckier than me. My body is just crap at childbirth, hence willing to do a few laps of the village despite my SPD, just on the off chance it actually helps.

FergusSingsTheBlues Wed 20-Feb-13 19:46:00

Nar4, im amazed you havent insisted on a c section! Did you consider it?

AmandaCooper Wed 20-Feb-13 21:35:19

Whereswalt I don't mind so much the constant calls and texts but what's starting to annoy me are the ridiculous overreactions if I don't answer or reply straight away, perhaps because I'm sleeping or doing something important. I'm not the 999 operator ffs. Hysterical voicemail messages saying things like "oh my god where are you I hope you're alright? Call me immediately you get this!" or melodramatics when I do call back "oh thank god! I thought something had happened!" "No I was just asleep!"

Wiggy29 Thu 21-Feb-13 08:51:29

Gosh, that sounds annoying. So far only had phonecall fro mil who assumed because we didn't answer housephone (we were at the soft play) we must be in Hosp! That said, I had about 8 texts yesterday asking if there were twinges! Ironically, we won't tell anybody when we go in except my parents as they are watching dc1 when we go in. We don't want anyone except dc1 there immediately after as want time for them to bond etc.

Due date is today, no sign of anything though. Starting to wonder how long it'll be but reminding myself that dc1 was only 2 days late so hopefully some action before sweep next thur.

How are the rest of you guys?

WendyWillow Thu 21-Feb-13 12:49:49

One week overdue today....

Starting to feel like it's never going to happen, even though I can feel her move it's as though she will always be a bump and never a baby.

Induction booked for Sunday.

Good luck to everyone waiting!


leannac Thu 21-Feb-13 13:36:47

Got myself a bit excited earlier after really painful walk to supermarket then had to race to supermarket toilets to vomit but turns out to have been merely spd combined with acid reflux & nausea.

Has anyone had a show yet?

worsestershiresauce Thu 21-Feb-13 15:43:12

Less than a week to go, and massively disappointed that she isn't here yet as I was certain they had the dates slightly out so she'd be here earlier. I can just about cope with the killer spd and heartburn, it's the worry about still birth that is getting to me now. Everyone keeps telling me about the risk rising if you go overdue, and I am irrationally fixated on this. She's so important to me, and every time she has a nap so stops moving I start to get panicky. I had no idea just how much I could love a bump.

FergusSingsTheBlues Thu 21-Feb-13 16:11:46

Think my plug is beginning to come out! Snotty thick yellow but not solid so im reserving judgement.

Also.".Backache, period cramps....vommed uncontrollably this morning...

Anybody else??

leannac Thu 21-Feb-13 19:06:08

Ooo good luck fergus, maybe this is it!

Littleturkish Thu 21-Feb-13 22:42:18

Due on Wednesday but expecting to go over as this will be PFB.

Have felt twingey but no show, so thinking I have a while.

As long as I have him or her by Mother's Day I don't mind!

I'm contemplating NOT having a sweep...I don't like the idea of it and would rather just wait for things to happen naturally...I'm massively anaemic (have had one lot of four hour drip of iron, expecting another next week) and don't want to push labour to come before my body is ready for it- think I need to build my iron up first! Any advice on not having a sweep?

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