Baby still not here and predictably I am going crazy checking the Internets every five minutes for flimsy “reassurance” (which is not very reassuring when sites about “stillbirth” come up).
My mother is going frantic and worrying, and people are ringing up every five minutes asking if I’ve had the baby yet. Meanwhile every time I have a hint of lower back pain I start kneeling on the floor and rocking back and forth just in case the long-awaited moment has finally arrived.
The good news is I did at least do something productive today. Yesterday I had my hopes up as I could feel the baby pushing down and I had very mild but persistent lower back pain (cue ridiculous trying out of all the labour positions from my antenatal class, pacing around the house incessantly and complaining about lack of sleep) but it turned out that this was all a folly, and nothing happened. Not even the faintest whiff of a contraction. Today I had an appointment to see the midwife for a sweep, which was nowhere near as bad as the Netmums forums would have one believe, but which the midwife didn’t seem to hold out much hope of being successful, explaining that most first time mums needed several and she’d see me again next week for another one.
NEXT WEEK! I don’t think I can cope with another week of re-reading What to Expect When You’re Expecting yet again. Meanwhile, all but one of the other people from my antenatal class have now had their babies, despite the fact that I was due third (out of seven) Admittedly I didn’t want a premature baby, nor did I want an emergency C-section following all manner of terrifying complications, as some of them endured, but still, WHEN IS THIS BABY COMING OUT????
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Haa I went overdue with my second – I have all sympathy for overdue women now that I never had before. I also had the What to Expect book although that was for my first pregnancy and I was 3 weeks early then. Why isn’t the due date more accurate! Thanks so much for linking up to #ParentingPicks Mim x
I’m right there with you! I’m due to be induced on Thursday due to Gestational Diabetes so I had a sweep on a Thursday and another one yesterday. Both times I’ve gotten my hopes up that they would work and I pretty much spent yesterday in a depressed funk thinking I was going to be pregnant forever! Doesn’t it seem like the last few weeks last longer than the whole entire pregnancy!?
I TOTALLY felt like I would be pregnant forever, and the worst thing was everyone else popping out babies left right and centre, even though theirs weren’t due until AFTER MINE! How rude. I was induced in the end, due to obstetric cholestasis. Best of luck with your induction.
I totally feel you hun! I was 12 days late with E. My first sweep 3 days after my due date my cervix was still tightly shut! On my 3rd sweep i was mid contraction and ended up in the labour ward the next day 🙂
Good look hun! And stop googling!
Thanks! This is an old post. Baby was eventually born, but only after induction and an emergency C-section. I’m pretty sure he would have stayed in there in perpetuity given half a chance!