37 weeks - 'full term' :-)

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37 weeks - 'full term' :-)

Postby HoneyBee » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:12 pm

Officially full term today :-)

Only three weeks to go but still hoping baby comes sooner. Had hospital app this morning & all is well, they said baby is way down & looking good so I'm still hoping things will move in the next week or two.

I'm having really strong braxton hicks & lots of lower back pain so they said that's a good sign of things going in the right direction - but obv they can't say either way if it will mean an earlier baby as these things can stop as quick as they start :-(

I'm also sick of the entire population - people in shops, ladies who serve me in tesco, randoms in the GP office - saying unhelpful shit like 'God you're huge!' or 'I'd say you'll go any day now. . ' or even 'there's no way you'll even last another week love!'

Who thinks that's helpful?!
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Re: 37 weeks - 'full term' :-)

Postby HoneyBee » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:48 am

Well it seems like things are moving girls - my waters went this evening!

Went into the hospital and they confirmed the waters are leaking & did a trace on baby but as I've no contractions yet they sent me home & I'm back again in the morning for another trace etc

I'm half excited half petrified!

On one hand, lil princess will be here soon but on the other I'm potentially looking at being induced if contractions don't start & I've heard that's not ideal as it shocks the body into labour.

It's the not knowing that's wrecking my head - I could go into labour in hours or it might still be days - if all looks the same on the trace tomorrow they will send me home again & bring me back to see a doctor on Tuesday - I just wish I knew what to expect, just feel a bit lost now? :-(
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Re: 37 weeks - 'full term' :-)

Postby MrsS11 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:38 am

I ended up being induced as my waters broke and there was muconium in the waters. It's not so bad I was put on the drip at 11am and my daughter was born at 7.50 pm. So things do move quicker with induction. They told me at the time it can take up to 6 hours after the drip is on the maximum before u have the baby.. It took about 3 hours for me. It is supposed to make the contractions more intense n they are quicker together. The contractions are like really bad period pains. I got an epidural towards the end which did help. I was kept on a trace throughout so it did mean I was stuck to the bed but that was to monitor baby because of the muconium.
I hope things move quickly for you. My labour really wasn't too bad n I'm the biggest coward so you'll be fine. I hope that helps a little about what to expect!! It's all totally worth it though I have the most perfect beautiful baby (no bias of course)!!
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Re: 37 weeks - 'full term' :-)

Postby HoneyBee » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:11 am

Thanks a mill mrss11 - induction is defo not in the birth plan but whatever gets baby out safe is fine with me now

I just wish I knew what would happen either way - I still have no contractions so heading in this morning for another trace etc. then tomorrow I'll have to go back into see the doctor - just feels like I'm on eggshells waiting around now
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Re: 37 weeks - 'full term' :-)

Postby miniak » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:16 am

Best of luck honeybee. Your baby will be here in literally hours! Maybe 24/36 hours but you'll be home with your baby by next wkend! OMG. :)

Wishing you a safe and healthy labour for you and baby and hubby xx
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Re: 37 weeks - 'full term' :-)

Postby Anon1424 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:24 am

Honeybee I'm so excited for you, in no time you'll have your little baby girl! I've no advice just saying I'll be thinking of you and that everything goes well and you get the labour you want x
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Re: 37 weeks - 'full term' :-)

Postby tippmam » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:35 am

Best of luck!!! X
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Re: 37 weeks - 'full term' :-)

Postby HoneyBee » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:41 am

Thanks girls - sitting here on a trace at the moment and not a pain in the world!!
If it stays the same I'm being sent home again and back tomorrow again - so no baby soon it seems :-(
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Re: 37 weeks - 'full term' :-)

Postby mamaw » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:41 am

Thinking of you Honeybee. Keep us posted x
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Re: 37 weeks - 'full term' :-)

Postby Purplebiz » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:50 am

Best of luck honeybee! Just think that by this time next week you will have your beautiful baby at home in your arms
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Re: 37 weeks - 'full term' :-)

Postby justCANTwait » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:56 am

oh hun i have tears in my eyes.good luck xx
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Re: 37 weeks - 'full term' :-)

Postby bumblebe » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:22 pm

Ah honeybee, best of luck hun, won't be long now!! Have u been walking to try bring on contractions???
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Re: 37 weeks - 'full term' :-)

Postby Hailey » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:01 pm

Best of luck honeybee, exciting times :)
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UPDATE!! Re: 37 weeks - 'full term' :-)

Postby HoneyBee » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:05 pm

If labour doesn't start by Sunday I'm being induced first thing on Monday - least I have some info now!!
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Re: 37 weeks - 'full term' :-)

Postby khloed » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:00 pm

Very best of luck with everything honeybee x
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