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Waiting... [Nov. 5th, 2008|12:17 pm]
Miss Von Trapp
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It's my due date today so now I'm waiting.

Had a false start on Sunday - at 1.30am I started getting contractions, and they carried on every ten mins with some intensity (rather like period pain) until 7 in the evening. They didn't get more frequent or more painful tho - just consistent.

Since Sunday I've had backache most evenings, and I saw the midwife yesterday who told me that Vamp Minor has gone 'posterior' presentation - or 'back to back' with all limbs forward - this explains the backache I've been getting so much and the fact that the front of me is stretched to the limit and I even have bruises from little pointy feet/heels!!

So spent yesterday afternoon mostly on all fours with the birthing ball trying to force Vamp Minor into the correct position for labour - ie. the opposite direction.

Still head down, but facing the other way - toward my back - rather than trying to see where I'm going all the time!

The all fours position wasn't all that successful tho - especially as Malkin decided to stretch out on my back along my spine as a handy bench.


Tonight I'm damn well going out to see the fireworks and having Thai Curry to see if we can get things going.  I said no to a sweep yesterday as I want to spend a couple of days trying to get Vamp Minor to turn round and maybe go into labour on my youngest sisters birthday - which is this friday (7th) - that would be funny and she's told me I'm not allowed to spoil her party!

Fingers crossed then...

[User Picture]From: elfee
2008-11-05 12:31 pm (UTC)
Oh Honey Pie I'm feeling for you.

Curry is supposed to work well, but my friend swore by grapes! She ate two whole bunches and she went into labour that night and her little one was born the following morning after a frantic dash to the hospital. She insisted on staying at home even though she was clearly about the give birth, but wanted one final night at home so she hung on!!

Text me as soon as something happens... Oh i'm all excited.
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2008-11-05 12:39 pm (UTC)

Yes, I think the main aim of the game here is to clear out your bowels by whatever means possible so it's easier for the baby to push it's head out of that (oh my gawd disgusting if you think about it - worse than any horror) ten centimetres dilated hole your ladyparts stretch to...

I think the big chinese takeaway on saturday night caused my sunday early morning shenanigans too.

*rolls eyes*

Unfortunately, I don't eat fruit - not fresh anyway - but I do have a tin of prunes and a bag of dried figs if all else fails mwahahaha... (with custard naturally)

I'll most certainly text - just as well I have a photomessaging bundle and am on Orange Dolphin (unlimited texting) lol!!
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[User Picture]From: liz_lowlife
2008-11-05 01:29 pm (UTC)
Good luck! XXXX
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[User Picture]From: incantrix_uk
2008-11-05 02:55 pm (UTC)
Wow...the time has flown.

Now your due day has arrived each and every day until sprog makes his/her appearence will seem to drag by. All 3 of mine were late arrivals (ranging from 2 days to 2 weeks). Unfortunately I have no words of wisdom as to how to hurry along labour.

All the best for the big day :)
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[User Picture]From: etherealdances
2008-11-05 06:12 pm (UTC)
Good luck!!!! :)
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[User Picture]From: liatarded
2008-11-05 07:07 pm (UTC)
so excited for you! much love hon! xoxo
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From: wingsfromashes
2008-11-07 07:07 pm (UTC)
Oh wow. So you've BEEN due.

Now I really can't figure out why they didn't induce?????
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