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#1 Pssst...

Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:16 AM

D? is due today and I've been contracting on and off since about 3am. Thought things were really ramping up at around 4.30 but it all fizzled out.

Went for a big walk which seemed to help get things going again but still fairly irregular.

Am hoping for a VBAC so am at least grateful that my body has gone into labour on its own, even if it's still early stages.

Anyone else out there looking like they might have their bub today/tomorrow?

#2 Glittery Fairy

Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:34 AM

I hope I am! I'm 39.4 weeks today and last night I had a severe burning ache to my back and super intense braxton hicks contractions.. went on all night and eventually settled down somewhat. got up this morning with a bloody show and jellyish looking plug and since have felt ''off''.. and my back has a horrible ache and my stomach just feels sickly. hope this is it!!  original.gif

#3 Pssst...

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:38 AM

Good luck princeza!!

#4 Glittery Fairy

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:59 AM

QUOTE (Pssst... @ 05/12/2012, 11:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Good luck princeza!!


thanks! you too!  biggrin.gif

#5 butterflydreaming

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:33 PM

QUOTE (princeza @ 05/12/2012, 08:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I hope I am! I'm 39.4 weeks today and last night I had a severe burning ache to my back and super intense braxton hicks contractions.. went on all night and eventually settled down somewhat. got up this morning with a bloody show and jellyish looking plug and since have felt ''off''.. and my back has a horrible ache and my stomach just feels sickly. hope this is it!!  original.gif



This is me too except I'm 39.3 today.

#6 RachelT

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:38 PM

How are you all progressing?

#7 OneProudMum

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:38 PM

It's so sweet that you are so excited. I can remember that feeling original.gif Best of luck with these arrivals! I hope you all get the birth you are aiming for.

#8 FourLittleLoves

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:45 PM

Best of luck girls!!
I am so jealous! But not due until friday . . . . still would be nice to meet my little person before then. happy.gif



#9 Zeppelina

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:50 PM

Oh I love these threads! Wishing you all a speedy (but not too speedy!) and pleasant labour!

#10 Pssst...

Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:50 PM

How did you go princeza and butterfly dreaming?

Our DD2 was born at 5.18 this morning weighing 3.5kg and 52cm long. She's just gorgeous and hopefully we'll find an equally gorgeous name for her soon.

I didn't manage my VBAC - failure to progress for the second time - but I have no regrets trying and am v happy she's here safe and sound original.gif

#11 Glittery Fairy

Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:00 PM

QUOTE (Pssst... @ 06/12/2012, 12:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How did you go princeza and butterfly dreaming?

Our DD2 was born at 5.18 this morning weighing 3.5kg and 52cm long. She's just gorgeous and hopefully we'll find an equally gorgeous name for her soon.

I didn't manage my VBAC - failure to progress for the second time - but I have no regrets trying and am v happy she's here safe and sound original.gif


ooh congratulations! that's fantastic to hear you had her!   biggrin.gif
I haven't gone into labour yet, still having the awful pains and whatnot, and have lost more mucus plug/bloody show.. Had my ob appt today and he said baby is sitting lowest as he can get, so he said any day really. can't wait!!!

So what happened regarding failure to progress? Did you stop dilating? that's what has happened to me twice already. As long as baby comes out healthy that's all that matters. Can't hurt to try tho!  biggrin.gif

#12 Pssst...

Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:55 AM

Yes - stopped dilating at 5-6cm. It's happened for both bubs! If there's a next time I think I'll be going straight for the c-section!

Hopefully by now you have your bub in your arms wub.gif

Edited by Pssst..., 11 December 2012 - 01:57 AM.


#13 BearBait

Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:20 AM

Congratulations! Enjoy the newborn bliss. Such a precious time.

#14 Zeppelina

Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:57 PM

MrsPotatoHead, Princeza and butterflydreaming, how are you all going? Hope you've all got your bubbas in your arms right now!

eta: congratulations Pssst!

Edited by Zepellina, 11 December 2012 - 08:57 PM.


#15 Glittery Fairy

Posted 12 December 2012 - 02:59 AM

no, not yet!  cry1.gif  Since sunday evening I have had contractions every 5-8 mins and they are so so bad, and I rang the hospital and they said no not to come in until I reach every 2 mins. WTF?! I'm going out of my mind. It's 3am Wednesday morning and it's still the same! not getting any faster or slower. Lack of sleep is killing me, it's impossible. I'm suprised they won't have me come in, the midwife said ''it's probably false labour', if you come in we'll send you straight back home''.'Since when does false labour go for nearly 3 days?!

I've had 2 ceaserians and i'm amazed they aren't monitoring me at all! not a very happy person right now.  cry1.gif

#16 Pssst...

Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:50 AM

Oh princeza! Big hugs to you! That's a long time to have regular contractions with no relief.

I'm also surprised they don't want to monitor you. Are you planning a VB this time?

Whatever happens, best of luck and please come and update once bub is here xx

#17 Glittery Fairy

Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:56 AM

QUOTE (Pssst... @ 12/12/2012, 03:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh princeza! Big hugs to you! That's a long time to have regular contractions with no relief.

I'm also surprised they don't want to monitor you. Are you planning a VB this time?

Whatever happens, best of luck and please come and update once bub is here xx


I know! I think I'll just go in to the hospital today.. it's doing my head in, it really is. I feel i'll from not sleeping. I'm suprised they aren't monitoring me either, part of me is thinking that I happened to catch a horrible midwife on the phone on Sunday.. I will give them another ring today. But definately planning a VB this time. First time I had to have an emergency ceaserian due to my dd's heart, second time I just went along with a ceaserian, there was no medical reason to have one, and ob at hospital said ok for me to try VB this time.

will definately update you on any progress!  original.gif



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