Have I, unknowingly, made this worse for myself?

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sanityisamyth Thu 26-Dec-13 15:24:29

Afternoon!

I'm 39 weeks pregnant with my first and have been having fairly strong cramps and tensing since 11pm on Tuesday night. Went to maternity twice yesterday just to see how things were progressing. I'd got to 2 cms dilated yesterday afternoon on the second check up. Most of yesterday I was sitting upright-ish in a chair and just breathing through any tensing (mostly in my back as little one is back-to-back despite being perfect on Monday).

Since yesterday afternoon, back at home, I have been trying to get on all fours during each contraction/tensing to get him to turn and drop but still not a lot doing. The tensing doesn't seem to be getting stronger or more frequent and waters haven't gone. I have also been trying to spend as much time as possible resting on my side and kneeling up against the edge of the bed, or on all fours rotating my pelvis whilst there are no contractions.

So that's over 40 hours of contractions so far! Have I done anything to cause the first stage so be so long, or is this fairly normal?!

I really don't want to go back to maternity again to be checked for them to tell me that I'm only another 1 or 2 cms dilated since 24 hours ago! My waters haven't gone yet either.

DangoDays Mon 30-Dec-13 20:05:28

Yey sanity that is great news! Well done for getting to the finish line! Hope lovely William is doing well. Take care.

sanityisamyth Mon 30-Dec-13 17:19:08

wacey how peculiar!! It's a very funny world. I hope your little one is now being as sleepy amd snuggly as mine is smile x

sanityisamyth Mon 30-Dec-13 17:17:34

Thanks everyone smile I still can't believe he's here but he is being good so far!

Took him out for another little walk just now. I jad the dog and my sister had the pram so still not quite flying solo but it's nice to be out and about!

Mr sanity is being brilliant. He's pretty sleep deprived too but is being very helpful and mucking in (and mucking out!)

LiberalLibertine Mon 30-Dec-13 08:40:03

Awww lovely! Congratulations! X

waceystills Mon 30-Dec-13 08:28:35

Lovely thread sanity. I have been following/lurking as I had my first contraction at 11pm on the Tuesday and DS did not arrive until 7.09 on the Saturday so snap!

You are doing amazingly well to be out walking already.

Enjoy the snuggles and congrats thanksthanks

BlondieTinsellyMinx Sun 29-Dec-13 22:22:03

Sanity that is fab news, well done you! Welcome to the world little William! Congrats to Mr Sanity too!

BobaFetaCheese Sun 29-Dec-13 22:21:21

Congratulations! x

BlondieTinsellyMinx Sun 29-Dec-13 22:19:17

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Well done sanity! And welcome little William - congratulations thanks

Just read this thread all the way through - congratulations Sanity, what a brave lady you are! Enjoy your new baby x

Devora Sun 29-Dec-13 21:03:52

Huge congratulations! I'm very impressed you're already out and about.

Big kiss for little William x

sanityisamyth Sun 29-Dec-13 19:43:44

Oh best of luck BWCW - you were such a support to me, as were many others. Hope your labour will be slightly more efficient than mine was! X

atomicyoghurt Sun 29-Dec-13 18:59:23

Ah congratulations what a perfect end to the year!

yourcruisedirector Sun 29-Dec-13 18:28:32

Oh that's lovely - well done both of you! smile and thanks

BetterWithCranberryWensleydale Sun 29-Dec-13 17:32:52

Congratulations!!! So pleased it went well - you were such a trooper thanks. Now if mine would just come out...

TobyLerone Sun 29-Dec-13 17:20:36

Well done!

RandomMess Sun 29-Dec-13 17:18:34

Congratulation flowers

glorious Sun 29-Dec-13 17:16:53

Wow congratulations! so pleased for you. Do try to stop looking at him and sleep at some point though wink thanks

sanityisamyth Sun 29-Dec-13 17:06:42

Thanks everyone. He's currently asleep on my chest, snuffling away happily. Can't stop staring at him!!

FindusLasagne Sun 29-Dec-13 16:37:43

Congratulations! flowers You did marvellously!

Greenkit Sun 29-Dec-13 15:59:05

CONGRATULATIONS grin

selfdestructivelady Sun 29-Dec-13 15:57:10

Yay congratulations and well done.

Aw, congrats Sanity and MrSanity grin

Christmascandles Sun 29-Dec-13 15:08:35

Congratulations Sanity to you and your new little family thanks

LizzieVereker Sun 29-Dec-13 15:01:24

Blimey, well done you! And welcome, William. (Lovely name) thanks brew biscuit - actual biscuit, not a mean one.

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