I tried going for long walks.. Also having movie/TV series marathons.. Mind you these were things I did before I had my first son.. It would be harder once you already have a child that needs attention. I didn't cope well with going over 2nd time around, and had quite an early induction (40+4) but I had AWFUL pelvic instability from 16 weeks onwards and i was in agony. I tried to just focus on other things, I had a day spa treatment, I went out a lot to cafes..
Good luck! I hope you don't have to wait too long!
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29-02-2016 21:23 #11
29-02-2016 21:33 #12
I've just made dinner plans with friends for DH birthday, I'll be 40+2.
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29-02-2016 21:35 #13
I watched the whole Game of Thrones series (all 5 seasons). So many people texted me asking where the baby was. Most of the time I just ignored them, especially since I went to 43 weeks. I had a vbac too - so I was determined not to be induced.
29-02-2016 21:36 #14
You could just ask your family and close friends to refrain from asking you until you've made the announcement and just explain that it adds unnecessary stress. I don't think they would take it the wrong way..
Then maybe also put your Facebook page on hold if you have the sort of Facebook friends who post on your wall asking when baby is coming..
And making plans for after the due date is a great idea! Something to look forward to
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01-03-2016 04:02 #16
I can't stand GOT! I think I must be like the only person on the planet 😂. My hubby loves it. But maybe I need to make friends with the TV again if need be. I still have a few things to clean and was going to do a painting for the lounge room and nursery so that should keep me physically busy at least.
01-03-2016 04:28 #17
Make plans for every day. With all my girls. Whenever I've booked a hair cut or facial I've been in hospy and had to cancel.
Good luck xoxo
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01-03-2016 04:32 #18Senior Member
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Like a couple of PP's, I just never put much weight on The Due Date. A full term baby is anywhere from 38-42 weeks. Rather than a date, I did a time frame; so for my last baby I was due August 8th- so I expected baby to come in the first half of August. That's what I told everyone too, if they pushed for a date I would tell them that 'my due date is Aug 8 so anywhere around the first half of August baby will come', and I also reminded them that my other bubs were late so we can expect this one late as well. Doing that took a bit of the pressure off as family and friends (and myself!) weren't expecting the baby any time before it's due date.
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01-03-2016 08:19 #19
My kids were all overdue.
#1 induced 10 days late
#2 induced 11 days late
#3 spontaneous 6 days late
#4 induced 8 days late
I just used that time to really lay down and feel the movements etc. I knew how dearly I would miss it once they were out. I tried to see everything with a silver lining and keep myself in a positive headspace. And reminded myself that it's not forever. They *will* come eventually.
01-03-2016 10:49 #20Senior Member
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I can completely relate & sympathise! I just had my DS on Saturday - he was 8 days overdue & it was a VBAC so I was starting to get anxious about going to far over and not being able to be induced etc.
I just tried to make plans each day and set aside some time to rest & do activities with my DD.
It was so frustrating though! With my daughter I had an elective c-section booked due to a medical condition but my water broke the day before the scheduled c-section at 38+4 so I was sure I would be early again.
Best of luck with your VBAC - happy to answer any questions you might have about that too or share my experience
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