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21/12/2010 at 22:28
21/12/2010 at 23:07
21/12/2010 at 23:08
21/12/2010 at 23:54
I've had uncomfortable and emotional days with both my youngest daughters and within 48hrs my waters broke and they were on their way! Try doing something to take your mind off it all, I cleaned the house top to bottom, ironed the baby clothes and sorted out the Christmas card list (it was September) read lots of books cover to cover and fitted the car seat and put the new double pram in the boot of the car (hubby was not impressed when he picked up a sleeping 2 yr old and had no idea how to unfold or fold the phil and ted buggy). I also panicked my husband because I packed my hospital bags weeks in advance and then kept repacking it every other day to check I had everything I needed.
It sounds silly now because I knew I should be trying to rest but I found I could not keep still, and when I had the energy I had to do something - anything active! My waters broke both times whilst I was on my knees, changing a nappy and cleaning under my daughters beds. Other times I was so tired I went for long baths and naps and did as little as possible.
Hope it all goes well for you!
22/12/2010 at 10:18
22/12/2010 at 10:27
Just try and enjoy your last remaining days that you have to yourself. I had a small show about a week overdue with Jack (4th baby) and I still had to be induced 2 weeks overdue. At least you are having slight pains, could they be braxton hicks? These do become very strong towards the end, and since it's your first, you don't know what real labour feels like. When it does start, try not to panic, as that will make your pains feel worse.
That's easy for me to say - I paniced first time, and I thought I could never go through it again, until she was born, then it was such an amazing feeling!
Good luck, and let us know how you get on.
22/12/2010 at 12:11
22/12/2010 at 17:36
22/12/2010 at 21:50
Sarah,hope evreything getting better for you hun my cervix wouldn't dilate,ended up c-sec,but that was due to scarring on cervix. I hope labour progresses for you and you manage a natural birth asap by the sounds of your discomfort.
Try and keep your chin up,you'll have the best christmas present ever very soon x x
23/12/2010 at 12:04
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