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02/04/2014 at 06:16
02/04/2014 at 07:42
Lots and lots of vibes to you Hun !
You need to tempt fate with something, wear white knickers with a dress haha!
Afm- waiting in for the midwife today, hopefully get my lab results from the hospital so if there are spare vibes please can you help me, I really really don't want to have PE :-(
02/04/2014 at 07:52
02/04/2014 at 08:06
AR - I've found that, it's typical that the weather has turned early this year but no way am I buying anything, it might give the baby the wrong idea and she'll think it's ok to stay where she is! Have all your contractions stopped now?
Monnie - I didn't make it on yesterday but fingers crossed all is ok when you get your results back today.
AFM - it's my due date! Can't quite believe it, but still pretty sure we won't be meeting her anytime soon. I've got a midwife appointment today so hope she can do a sweep as that'll feel like something is happening. If she can, ill make mum go for a long walk afterwards, if she can't, I'll make mum buy me cake and feel sorry for myself ;) H worked from home yesterday so we had a nice day of doing a few bits in between calls and then a long walk round Ikea in the evening ( definitely a good time to go, it felt like we were the only people there!)
Lots of baby out vibes to Counter and AR!
02/04/2014 at 08:16
02/04/2014 at 08:20
AR- same here with the clothes! Sounds like you have a nice day planned, enjoy the sunshine :) hope baby comes soon.
Monnie- hope all goes ok today, have my fingers crossed for you.
Flossy- happy due date! Hope midwife goes well and you get a sweep. Ha that made me laugh about the cake. Definitely a good idea to go in the evening, I still need to go and get some bedroom furniture for when we move.
Afm ha a nice day yesterday, lunch with my brother and then took my new phew and niece to my grandparents for a play in the garden. Then when H got home we went for a stroll in the sunshine. Have hospital today for yet another blood test, how do I have any blood left lol. Going with Mil and then popping into cambridge after so hope nothing happens whilst I'm with her. Everything has been saying I will be early but now I don't see it happening. Hope so though, sleeping is becoming rather painful!
02/04/2014 at 08:25
02/04/2014 at 08:30
Someone has to have a baby here soon Bertie, it could be you! Enjoy Cambridge, I love it there.
AR - That's a good idea actually, cake will be on the cards regardless of what happens!
If one more person texts/facebook asking if there's any news I'll cry! It's like everyone thinks I had a baby two weeks ago and went into hiding!
02/04/2014 at 08:32
02/04/2014 at 08:48
AR, I hope baby arrives today or tomorrow, maybe do as Monnie says and wear white knickers and a dress ;)
Happy due date, Flossy, I was so convinced yesterday might have been the day for you. Sorry people are being annoying, but hopefully the sweep will work and the next person who texts will actually get a response of "we had a baby!"
Monnie, do let us know what the midwife says, I hope it's not PE, either.
Bertie, you could still be early!!
It's still just 20 to 9, I'm not sure Counter's absence really means anything just yet.... Here's hoping, though!
AFM, 31 weeks today! I want to say '9 weeks left,' but we all know that's not necessarily the case. First NCT class this evening, looking forward to it. I hope everyone on it isn't all guns ho natural everything, I don't want to be judged for my desire to have all the drugs. Baby hasn't been kicking as such, but rolling around and twitching. I'm pretty sure she has rolled onto my right side as I'm slightly lopsided now!
Hi to all who follow!
02/04/2014 at 09:02
wispa, my NCT class was nothing like that. When talking about pain relief the instructor said something along the lines of 'nobody will give you a medal for going without, in fact nobody will even care.' I've heard some can be a bit militant though a fingers crossed you get a good one! There was a good balance in my group though, one planned c-section (breech baby), one girl was really into hypno birthing, a few who were very much 'wait and see how it goes' and two who wanted all the drugs!
We must be due some new members on this thread soon? By next week (hopefully!) 4 of us could have our babies!
02/04/2014 at 09:06
I think ixia, Figaro and imp should all be here soon!
02/04/2014 at 09:08
AR - Hope you enjoy the sunshine and spending time with P and friends. I still think this week is your week! No sunshine here today, lots of rain though!
Monnie - Fingers crossed everything is ok for you!
Flossy - Happy Due Date! Hopefully little one makes an appearance soon for you :) Make sure you have some cake whatever happens!
Bertie - Baby out vibes for you too. Sounds like you had a lovely day yesterday, hope the blood test is ok!
Wispa - Hope you enjoy your class and you have some like minded people there too!
AFM - Not a lot to report really. Keep getting little headaches but think that might be a mix of not drinking enough water (I am rubbish at doing this!) and I have always been a headachey person! Got our wardrobe and expedit unit put together last night so the nursery is looking more like a proper room now! Went to order the cot bed we wanted from Kiddicare but sods law it is now out of stock and I am sure when it is restocked it is bound to be at the pre sale price :(
02/04/2014 at 09:47
Hey AR, you can't possibly have long to go now, don't fret, it'll arrive all of a sudden and the wait will seem such a distant memory. He's imminent :)
Monnie, good luck with the appointment, hope all the stats are good. Let us know how you go.
HAPPY DUE DATE FLOSSY! Good luck with the sweep. I think I read that on average first babs are 5 days late, so hopefully you've a max of 5 days of walking and cake. Does 5 days sound like a lifetime?! :(
Hey Bertie, yesterday sounds nice. What's your latest test for, if you don't mind me asking? Why have you been thinking about being early? Are you getting exciting signs!? (can you tell I'm desperate for a BA?!)
Wispa, enjoy the class. How was Wispa last night? I have a lop-sided bump too, my placenta 'lives' on my right side and things have evolved from there so I am generally over to the right. I am not very good at working out what's where though, quite envious of women who can identify limbs etc :)
Vix, I definitely advocate loads of water, helps with swelling too. Not that it does much to keep mine in check :) Lovely to be making progress on nursery things. I think doing the nursery, tiny as it is, has been my absolute favourite baby-related thing so far. I felt a certain kind of peace when it was done, despite the fact baby is yet to arrive and will probably spend a few months in our room anyway, lol. Still felt nice to have it done. Hope you sort your cot-bed.
AFM, sod all happening here. I ache top to bottom and feel as though I may burst apart Hulk-style at any minute, I get lots of pains at night and sometimes in the day but nothing regular/timeable. Basically, I am ready to drop. But, it's lovely I'm still functioning. I'm working a half-day in bed today and then hubby will be home and we'll go for a very short dog walk and get some fresh air, we had a lovely date last night, like the old days, really enjoyed it. Am very slowly accepting that my beautiful, exciting home birth is looking less and less likely, but I am so keen to get my mitts on Baxter that I'll be in the consultant's office at Wednesday's appointment begging to be allowed to go in there and then to kick things off ha ha. My NHS due date is this Sat. Got sweep (if it can happen) tomorrow, last working day Fri, growth scan Sunday and consultant Wednesday. :)
02/04/2014 at 11:22
Just finished at the midwife. Really disappointed that she didn't even try a sweep. Baby is fully engaged but policy isn't to do a sweep until 41 weeks (which completely contradicts what I was told on the phone). So frustrating. I know that it's not as though sweep=labour but it's more the thought of feeling like something is being done. Argh!
I need cake!
02/04/2014 at 11:48
Completely understand, it carries no guarantee but you feel as though you're moving forward in a small way. Gah, sorry to hear this. GO EAT CAKE!!!
02/04/2014 at 15:32
Thanks counter! I think what's more frustrating is that three girls from my NCT class were due last wed/thurs, all had sweeps on Friday (they're under a different hospital) and two went on to have their babies on Sunday. So in my head I though that maybe there was a chance I'd get lucky with something similar.
Had a nice lunch out with mum so feeling a bit better but still sorry for myself. Guess I'll plan something nice for this weekend to distract myself as much as possible, and keep repeating to myself that she'll come when she's ready...
02/04/2014 at 15:41
I completely understand. I was able to argue for permission to start weekly sweeps early then my cervix decided to play hide and seek. I was v grumpy about it. Er... still am, ha ha. Got any plans to try and bring things on?
I walked a mile home last night, hilarious, was stooped for much of it, kept stopping, hubby was half carrying me and I was in stitches. I remember when I was running that route on my 5k outings, it must have taken me ages to get home. Not doing that again.
02/04/2014 at 16:12
Think I'll be enlisting H to help tonight! Lots of bouncing on my ball and another long walk tomorrow. Not sure I can resort to the spicy stuff yet, I'm too much of a wimp!
I just really don't want to be induced. I know that's still two weeks away but every day that passes brings it closer (plus I'm really worried that she's going to be big). I've had such a straightforward pregnancy that I think I'll be disappointed to be forced into a labour that feels so medical from the start. I keep being told I'm so low risk and being pushed towards the midwife unit etc (which I'm more than happy with, as it's what I ideally wanted to try for), but I almost feel like they're not doing what they can to help. I thought generally people were offered two sweeps, but I'll have one next Wednesday and if that doesn't work it's straight to induction a week later (at 42 weeks). I know technically I could refuse induction but by then I know I'll want it over with (I do already!)
Haha, oh dear Counter! I keep on overestimating what I can do, then I get halfway and am faced with the decision of carrying on or turning back. Well done to your H for helping you along!
Has Minnie come back to the thread since getting her results? Hope all is ok?
02/04/2014 at 16:30
Flossy, I totally understand where you're coming from. I'd be the same in your shoes. And it does feel as though you're not being helped along with the natural options. My area is 2 from due date unless consultant says otherwise. Can you call and speak to someone else at your clinic/midwife centre? Or ask to speak to a midwife supervisor? I would do that. And try and talk my way into an earlier sweep and to squeeze one in again after that. You do have every right to be heard, and it's worth a try I reckon. x
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