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15/12/2017 at 21:54
:( sorry to come on here in a tiz but Im a mess again :( trying to suck it up but partner left at 8 again and since then iv got pains that feel like period pains but they are getting worse, and my stomach has gone hard, just want to text him but I can’t he’s so tired and needs sleep, can’t wait till morning, can’t wait for this to be over :( not enjoying this at all, this is going to sound stupid but I’m actually mad at the baby for having to go through this :( and I feel bad about that x
15/12/2017 at 22:23
Rebecca I think you should get him back in. Not only does it sound like things are happening but just for your own mental health. If he's there you will be more relaxed. Good luck x
15/12/2017 at 22:48
Totally agree with Thuper, get him back asap! It’s not fair at all for your to be feeling that way. What a horrible hospital policy 😢 He won’t mind missing out on sleep at all and being tired if you’re feeling like that! To be honest, I bet he’ll be missing you loads too and can’t wait to get back. Hope it goes well and he’s back with you soon so you can at least take some of the stress away! x
15/12/2017 at 22:49
Thanks Thuper I need to harden up a bit I think, just too soft :( can’t help it though..don’t think the hospital I’m in is very good tbh, there’s a lady next to me in labour her waters have gone and she’s literally just next to me behind a curtain crying and screaming, they made her partner go home and said they will phone him when there’s room on the delivery suit for her I was literally in shock when they said that to her :( hope I’m not her tomorrow night x
15/12/2017 at 22:53
And thanks Ella belle :) wifi isn’t fast in here didn’t see your comment till after I posted xx
15/12/2017 at 23:09
Aww don’t worry! I sometimes take ages to reply then realise I missed a post lol.
Oh wow yeah that sounds terrible, my whole pregnancy I’ve been dreading having to go to a ward on a hospital because they always seem so busy and understaffed, and hate the thought of hearing other people being in pain/labour and being on my own (I’m registered at local birth centre which is always empty - would be so upset if I have to go to hospital instead!). You’re definitely not being too soft! Like I said, I’d be exactly the same! It’s such a stressful time and you have no idea what’s going on or what to expect. I think it’s horrendous you have to be on your own, especially if it’s your first time!! So sorry you have to deal with all this! Really hoping your partner gets back quickly, followed by a quick and easy birth and home very soon after! Whatever happens it’ll all be over very soon, and you’ll have your beautiful baby to cuddle and hopefully forget about all this xx
16/12/2017 at 06:54
Been up for nearly 4 hours with contractions! Started between every 10-15 minutes for 30-40 seconds, but now roughly every 5 minutes lasting 40 seconds for last 90 minutes. Not massively painful though, just like bad period pains and only in that kind of area (nothing at top of bump) but definitely getting a bit worse, can’t sleep through them, but then don’t actually feel tired in the slightest anyway which is odd. Called birth centre and they said wait until it’s every 3-5 minutes and lasting 60 seconds and when they get so painful I can’t speak through them... but my mum told me when she was pregnant with me that she never had ‘proper’ contractions and only knew I was coming when it was time to push!! 😳
Have any other mums not had ‘proper’ contractions? How do you judge when to go in?? Scared she’s going to end up coming at home! Anyone had them for this long then nothing happens? I’ll be so annoyed and upset if this is a false alarm! 🙈
16/12/2017 at 08:57
Good luck today Rebecca and Ella! Sounds like you'l both have your babies today on my due date!!
Ella - sounds like things are moving so quicky for you. Hope I'm as lucky.
Rebecca - hope your partner is back with you now. Hopefully he won't have to leave again.
Shan - I know your due today as well. Any signs?! I'm ready for this now but no signs at all :( x
16/12/2017 at 10:18
Ella belle it sounds like what I’m having, just bad period pains..I’m hoping he’s coming today though, hope she comes soon for you :) if you think instinctively it’s time to go then go, when you get there just explain...nobody will be mad, it’s your first same as me got no idea what to expect xx
going to get checked at 2 to make sure I’m ready to have my waters broken fingers crossed, then they will move us down to delivery suit and start drip I think and partner can stay :)...if not then it’s got to be tomorrow right? Xx
16/12/2017 at 10:25
Morning Lou. I've been having backache, period cramps and Braxton hicks pretty bad for the last few weeks
Baby is fully engaged. My sweep caused some cramps and spotting...
But I don't think she's coming today. Keep getting false starts that taper off. It's frustrating but there's not much time for us left! How overdue are they letting you go? Do you know? With the Christmas period I doubt it will be the full 14 days...
16/12/2017 at 10:55
I haven't had anything Shan 😣 but know it can just start up without forewarning.
I don't know how much they will let me go over...it depends if she engages or not I think. Was so sure she would be here for Christmas! Now I'm thinking haven't got a chance. Will know more on Monday.
When will you see midwife next? xx
16/12/2017 at 11:01
I'm seeing mine on Monday just to see if this sweep has done anything...
I cannot go over Christmas, I'll be so sad if I'm pregnant for Christmas! I know it's likely as it's my first but I'm really hoping she comes like 22nd at the latest haha.
I thought she'd be early. We were all so sure seen as she engaged early and was measuring big!
Going to spend today cleaning in the hopes that it stimulatea her to get going...
16/12/2017 at 11:15
Snap! I think I'll cry into my Christmas dinner 😂😂 yep I'm going to keep active today. Just put a colour on my hair in case it does happen my hair is decent for hospital 😂
Fingers crossed for us and thinking of you girls in labour today!! Xx
16/12/2017 at 12:50
Happy due date lou and Shan! Come on babies!
If it helps, I’m 6 days over now and was so convinced last night speaking with my husband that she wouldn’t come until Christmas now (talking about rearranging our plans and everything!) - then these pains just started at 3am out of nowhere! Had a huge meal last night followed by lots of waking, a bath and time with husband... 😏 so don’t know if that helped kick something into gear??
No change for me though, still getting period pain contractions every 5-10 minutes, it’s been 9 hours now 🙄 Been for a walk and had some spicy food and now on my ball. Just doesn’t seem to be progressing any further! Going to try and get into the birth centre in a few hours if no change so at least I can get checked and see if there is any progress. It’s not usually busy and I’m due my third sweep tomorrow anyway so hopefully they can do a check and sweep if needed today instead.
Ahh how frustrating Rebecca! Fingers crossed they can break your waters!
16/12/2017 at 13:38
Do not want to be pregnant at Christmas either! I’ve told everyone ‘see you when there are 3 in the family’ and I dont want to see anyone before! I’m going to be sat on my own in a sulk for my Christmas dinner!
Good luck to everyone who is having a baby right now! Argh!
16/12/2017 at 14:42
Okay so I'm losing my mucus plug. How soon after that can I expect to see a baby? I think it's one of those, it could be hours or weeks things isn't it?
I'm not doing Christmas dinner this year. As a first time mum I've said to hubby I'm just going to do tonnes of party food so there's barely and kitchen prep and we can spend time as a family (if she arrives...)
Snack all day, lots of sandwiches and sausage rolls and cheese!
16/12/2017 at 14:54
Happy due date! Xx
shan I lost my plug over a week ago now I think, I was told it’s an indication that something might be happening but you can loose your plug weeks before anything happens, if your due tho could be a good sign :) xx
just had my internal check to see if my cervix is open, it hurt so much omg I nearly bit my tonge off! Not quite ready yet to have my water broken so they have put the pill up there now and they will come back to check in 6 hours so hopefully in 6 hours I’m ready to have my water broken...if not can have 2 more pills so another 12 hours...think after that my only option is c section :/ really hoping this works :( feels like I’m going to be here ages yet, just want to have my baby and leave but I know that’s not how it goes xx
16/12/2017 at 20:11
Oh how annoying! Hope it does work Rebecca, absolute nightmare you’re going through!
No improvements my end 😢 Got really tired earlier and went for a nap, woke up and the contractions had gone. They’ve been back for a few hours again now and are stronger (actually hurts now) BUT not as frequent, so annoying!! Because they stopped for a while didn’t bother calling birth centre again, just going to wait for my appointment tomorrow if nothing happens overnight. Ugh this is so frustrating... a whole week overdue tomorrow, really didn’t think I’d get this far. Literally tried EVERYTHING to try and get her moving! 😩
16/12/2017 at 22:43
Ellabelle, I keep having stop start contractions too. Please keep us updated and fingers crossed for you tomorrow!
Rebecca, any signs of the little fella yet?
Lou, we've got one hour left to produce a babe before we go overdue... I don't see it happening!
16/12/2017 at 22:52
Nope he’s still not arrived....my contractions are too close together so midwife won’t give me another pill to induce, just waiting for her to check if i even need the pill as iv had a bit of a leak it could be my waters and the first pill may have done the trick....very uncomfortable atm having strong period like pains that don’t stop :( xx
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