Well, my midwife appointment ended up being quite eventful afterall! Saw my midwife and bp was raised, she got to see the swelling in my hands at its worst, swelling in my face and had protein in my urine. She listened into baby but it took her ages to find hb... i was getting more and more distressed, it was because baby was completely on the other side to where he/she is. So she phoned the maternity ward at the hospital and they said to go up for tests, this was at 2.30, had to wait for my sister to arrive to look after dd, then we went up to hospital.
Had the baby hb monitored for 45 mins on the baby ecg machine, baby hb was over 170 to start with but settled to 150's after half an hour. Urine still showing protein, and they took bloods which came back clear... They were going to keep me in, but I told midwife how much i hate hospitals and she said dr would make decision... thankfully she said i could go home, but have to go back in on saturday for another ecg on baby and then tuesday for a scan to check waters and baby size.
Finally got home at 7pm and was in bed for 10pm... was so shattered. Slept on and off and finally got up at 5am....the best thing about yesterday was that i met a really lovely midwife who sat and talked through my concerns and she was great, i think that has helped so much with my anxiety levels, i really hope she is on duty when i go in to have this baby.
Sorry Girls... this has been a very me me me post.... how is everyone else????
Victoria 37+5 x
Victoria glad you've got a good MW, i'd have been terrified but it sounds like you were well looked after. My faith is being restored in the NHS.
Well i've had an eventful morning and feel like a fool. Decided to walk tothe super market (just under a mile away) not a problem was just walking slowly enjoying the sunshine. Got my shopping in my basket but forgot something and put the basket down to pop back. Anyway bent to pick up my basket and pop. Hmm not very comfy wet knickers. Went and paid for my shopping and nipped to the loo and yes very wet pants, colourless odourless so naturally thought oh dear. Phone birth centre who said put on a towel and wait an hour as i wasn't sure if it ws my waters. Phoned OH as i'd promised if ANYTHING happened and then walked home again.
Anyway, towel still dry 3 hours on. Getting period pains and back ache every so often but other than that nothing. This is not what happens in the films. Have carried on doing what i'd planned today and OH is still at work as nothing is happening. Have been sat there thinking maybe the basket was too heavy and I wet myself a bit but i'm so sure it wasn't. Or maybe it was just some discharge and knickers were sweaty? tmi. Oh I don't know. I am rubbish at this.
Gem delivery men drive me mad, OH ordered loads of stuff for his birthday and it all arrived with different delivery services. drove me mad going and collecting them.
Please someone suggest what might be going on-i'm so confused.
Kathy 39 today x
God you are brave walking all that way and with shopping too at 39wks!! Anyway, you described it as a 'pop' which is exactly how mine felt when they broke when i was pregnant with dd. It wouldnt have felt like that if it had been a bit of wee... as for the amount, well for some its a gush and for others its a bit of a trickle, i was told the way to tell is that if its urine, you can stop yourself...waters will keep trickling or running.
Also if it was your waters, you could have a dry towel 3 hours later, depends how active you have been, as i remember everytime i changed position or walked a bit more water would leak, when i was inactive, nothing else leaked. Keep and eye on it as you are supposed to be delivered with 48 hours of your waters breaking if you dont go into labour naturally, incase of infection, the water protects your baby and once the waters break it means your baby could be open to infection .. i had to be induced as my labour didnt start on its own, but they also gave me antibiotics via a drip to prevent any risk of infection to baby.... if you are not 100% sure, its worth attending your local maternity unit to be examined where they can tell if your waters broke or not, best not to take the risk, they wont be able to tell over the phone, so dont let them fob you off!
Gem, enjoy your day, we are off to sil's tonight for dd to play with her two cousins, perhaps it will wear her out after a day of playing in the pool and on the trampoline, i hope im in for a nice long lie-in tomorrow (fat chance!!...lol)
Well phoned the birth centre again last night, they said if there's not been anything else it sounds like alot of discharge. Feel like a wally but never mind. Loads of creamy stuff this morning(tmi sorry) and baby feels so low i'm sure it will just fall out (if only it was that easy). Baby is still moving about lots but its very uncomfortable when it does.
Going out with my friend and her 5 month old today must keep busy or i'll lose my mind. Will keep you posted if anything exciting happens.
Enjoy the weather.
Kathy 39+1 come on little one.
Sorry to hear it may have been a false alarm Kathy... although the discharge is a good sign that the baby is on it's way.
Had hospital this morning for another trace on baby, baby was fine and happy, but when trace had finished midwife asked me if i had been feeling 'anything', i said i'd been having some tightenings and bachache this morning, then she showed me the print out and you could clearly see contractions....she said it could be a sign of very early labour and that i might be having the baby tonight / tomorrow....oooh hope so! Been feeling okay today but then at about 4.30, started getting lots of pressure again and uncomfortable tightenings, has eased off again but feel like my waters are bulging down ther birth canal!.... i have said to hubby its probably just braxtons, but am quite uncomfortable and feel very sick. No show or waters leaking so will just have to wait and see....
Im back at the hospital for a scan on tuesday if baby doesnt arrive before, they want to check water level around baby.
I really hope this is a good sign and that baby is on the way .
Hope you are all well.
Victoria 37+6 x
Morning girls, happy Easter Sunday!
Gem, sounds like you had a nice afternoon yesterday. We did a very similar thing, went to my mom and dads and my brother and sisters and all their children were there, so pool came out and fun was had by all!
Hubby is in the loft trying to find the baby seat cradle for the car...you know the auto-base, it just makes things so much easier.
Collected all the baby things from my mom's yeserday, the moses basket, all baby clothes and blankets washed and ironed...i love my mom! Plus she has knitted about 10 cardigans and a beautiful crochet blanket, im taking it into hospital with me to bring baby home in... such a beautiful thing.
Offered my dd an easter egg (one of many she has been given) this morning and she said 'no thank you mommy, can i have an ice lolly'.... never imagined that response...lol So might have to help her eat one of them...although i think dh took pity on me last night as i said i never get one and he presented me with a creme egg one this morning...lol YAY!
I slept relatively well last night, and a few twinges this morning but nothing else...think the contractions on the monitor must have been braxtons...booooo! Im still hoping that labour will start today.
OOohhh! Forgot to say... midwife told me yesterday that apparently there is a national shortage of pillows in hospitals, so advised me to take at least one in with me... i know you are coming into brum too Gem so it might be adviseable for you too!!
Right, better be off...my easter egg is calling .
Victoria 38 wks!!!! x
pics as promised tried to uploads lots more but they too big. please add me on fb to see more
forgot to add my big news lol apart from Phoebe lol!
We are getting married in 3 months and then having Phoebe christened once we all have the same surname
right going to bed phoebes's next feed in 1 and half hrs lol
Congrats Jenny!! How lovely, new baby and a wedding x x x Pics are gorgeous!!! Will add u to facebook as soon as i can.
Short one from me (for a change) I think things are starting!!! been awake niggly and uncomfortable since 1.30am... serious back pain and tightenings from 6am, pain eased a little for a few hours, but back ache is back now. I am at the maternity assessment unit today for a scan on waters so they will check me then.
Will try and keep you updated
Victoria 38+2 x
Congratulations on the wedding Jenny, something else for you to look forward too. There are some lovely little girl dresses about for Phoebe too.
Victoria hope it was it for you i'm so tired of waiting.
Gem only 2 days left to work enjoy it, i'm beginnig to get cabin fever already. 2 and a half weeks off.
Well my update, had a REAL show yesterday. A great big bloody/snotty show tmi. Went to the hospital as they told me too as it was mostly blood. Wasn't really worried baby still moving around lots, thought it was just a show and yeah it was. MW checked me over everything fine, sent me home to rest and predicted baby will be here in a couple of days. Hmm we'll see. Had contractions all day untill i had a snooze and then they stopped. Baby is now 1/5 engaged and as this was a nice midwife I got her to explain it and it works the opposite way round to what I thought.
Gem I managed to miss that programme, i've watched some of the others. I used to nanny for twins and loved it but more than that ooo too much like hard work.
Ah one last thing. All of you that have had SPD you really are amazing for keeping going, i'm not going to pretend I understand the pain but my hips are killing and crack and grind when I move, this is all very new, how on earth have you carried on for weeks with pain that is probably considerably worse than this? Heroes!!
Anyway off to relax and let OH do all the jobs!
Kathy and Victoria any sign of babies????
Jenny congrats on setting a date for the wedding thats lovely news
I have my consultant appointment at 3pm, hopefully will find out if this madam is still engaged and if my waters are intact as I keep leaking (probably my useless bladder though) still haven't decided if an elective section is the way to go or to wait for my natural birth, will see what she says, hopefully my cervix is favourable enough for a sweep
Hope you are all well
Claire 38 weeks today xxx
Afternoon everyone. Still no baby.
Booked my 41 week appointment yesterday. All ready for next Fridya now. Everything is still fine with baby and it is only due today. Must keep reminding myself that.
Really not sleeping well now as my right hip hurts no matter how I lay, how did you get through spd for weeks? I don't know what i'd hav edone with myself.
Been watching the wedding all morning, she's so slim! Been sugesting to OH we get married, maybe one day.
ANyway i'm just going on.
Kathy due today!!!!!
my spd disappeared in the last couple of weeks leading up to birth you are fab for getting through it til the end
as for the wedding we are hoping for the 6th august. I am now hunting for a dress!! and rings we like, and flowers arrrgh theres so much to do!!!!!!
Can't believe it but I've lost 1 stone 12 lbs in a week, my swelling is almost completely gone! I'm so happy!!
ooh victoria, kathy you're next how exciting!
how u getting on gem? x
claire hang in there, it won't be long and at least u have a date now hun x
phoebe slept 6hrs 40 mins last night woooop she is soooo good
she had her first sit on my horse today at 2wks and 3days lol im so jealous as i cant ride yet! she's so good at the stables and "Puzzle" my horse was soo good and gentle with her
Phoebe's first sit on Puzzle
how cute does she look in this pic - she'll grow into the saddle lol!
speak to you all soon xxxxxx Take care
I posted after I went to the consultant and its gone!
Baby NOWHERE near ready to come, my cervix is high up and far back, there is more water in my belly than they would expect at 6 months pregnant never mind 9 months so she is VERY comfy in there and going nowhere soon! Anyway, I have been booked in for a section on 10th May which is 2 days before my due date so at least I won't have the misery of going overdue! Really hoping for some miracle before then though so I can experience going into labour, doubtful though as she is so comfy!
Congratulations Julz, hopefully you will pop on to let us know how everything went x
Victoria you ok????
Kathy, hope something happens for you soon and people arent bugging you too much!
Jenny, fab pics as always read on facebook she is rolling over already at 2 weeks old wow never EVER heard of that before sounds like you have a little genius on your hands lol!
Bye for now everyone
xx claire 38 + 3 xx 9 DAYS TIL BABY AT THE MOST woohooo!
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