- How much longer to wait….
Mrs Jackass is now 6 days over due! I hate waiting for things, i’m really really impatient.
Finding it very hard to concentrate on anything as I might get the ‘call’ at any time and as I am the only person in our work that does my job I can’t get too involved otherwise jobs could be left half finished for a few days.
Seems they are talking about helping it along on Thursday and then in on Tuesday to be induced(?) if still nothing.
Can’t wait to be a Dad now, really excited but this wait is killing me!!
Any of you Dad’s had similiar experiences or delays? Any inside tips if they have to force things to happen??Posted 9 years agoJackass123456789Member
Bikes on Classifieds yet?
NEVER!! Looking to buy ANOTHER one actually – thinking if I have a road bike to get to work it might be the only chance I get to ride for a little while!!
Tried curry, sex and even long walks and still nothing!!
Think they are going to break her waters on Thursday and see if that moves it along if nothing has happened.
Will keep you posted 😉Posted 9 years agojohniMember
JnrI is 8 months now. In 2 months time, you’ll be wishing you had made the most of the time without. Max out your sleep whilst you can. MrsI gave birth on the due date.
Despite me hoping to maintain a hefty biking schedule things have slipped. I manage to do some training on my Turbo trainer once or twice a week and a ride every other weekend or so. That said, last weekend we invested in a “Mountain Buggy Terrain” and took JnrI on some pretty cool trails.
This weekend involves testing our new bike child seat and JnrI’s new helmet which he loves and has been wanting to wear most of the week! A good sign I reckon. :o)Posted 9 years agotwohatsMember
To be fair though – how many of you want to keep riding your bike at every opportunity once you have your own family? I am pretty sure I will end up riding less as I will want to be with my children.
You will be surprised at how much riding you can fit in!
Mother and baby tend to sleep lots, especially in the 1st few months, freeing up lots of riding time. Use it!!!Posted 9 years ago
No one told FB jr to sleep lots! I think the issue is when you’re back to a 5 day working week & the wife is at home. After 5 days at work I wanted to spend some time with FB jnr and it also gives Mum a break. When I changed my work hrs to a 9 day fortnight I did manage to get out more as I had a day with FB jnr in the week.Posted 9 years ago
As nonk says, when you get the chance, you just go, and probably cut down on post ride cake/faffing/gassing. I’ve also tended to change riding style, so am not doing a lot of 1/2 to full day rides, but local playing in the woods/ practising some downhill stretches.
MastilesPosted 9 years ago
That’s my current plan, having been made redundant last year, to get a local job so I can ride to work, but so far all my contracts & interviews for permanent jobs have been too far away. At my last place, they had showers so I was able to take the bike in & ride at lunch time.watly_bikerSubscriber
A lot of first ones are late – my first was 10 days late and second a weellate.Posted 9 years ago
People used to ask when is the baby due and I would say last week (cue person to step back as if I am about to deliver baby any second)
Get some sleep and keep Mrs jackass walking about and eating curry.
I am still convinced the thought of being induced in a couple of days did the trick!
Best of luck.
ps – I have found it possible to keep riding as a Mum but not much in the first 12 months, also it tends to be a quick hour or 2 from the door – none of this driving, ride, lunch, drive home stuff that used to take all day.
I have found my recent redundancy has helped though…kids in school/nursery me out on my bike !jojoA1Member
I would not recommend being induced to anyone (unless there is a medical emergency eg placenta stopping functioning or baby in distress). I know that the first time it is all exciting and you both can’t wait to see the baby, but induction is not a gentle process, it brings on full on labour really quickly and can be very traumatic for mother and baby. I was induced for my first and it was a truly horrific experience that lasted 36 hours. All sorts of complications that I’m sure were a result of me not actually being full term, but ‘dates were dates’ and the midwives insisted tha baby was coming whether it wanted to or not.
My second, I was adamant I was going to wait til nature took it’s course and went 3 weeks over my ‘dates’. The midwives were frantic to have me induced spinning me scare stories about the baby getting “too big to deliver” and it being dangerous, but the consultant obstetrician said that so long as I came in for twice weekly ultrasound to check that all was well with baby and placenta, there was no medical reason why I wouldn’t go into labour naturally. And I did. It was a much more controlled and less painfull (physically and emotionally) than the induced birth. I was still pressured to have various interventions “to speed things up”, but my partner helped me resist this. Don’t put me down as a fanatical ‘natural birther’ though, and still took the pain relief that was available.Posted 9 years agomiketuallySubscriber
We’re very set on dates in this country, but they could be completely wrong. Apparently, in Australia you just get told it’s due “in May”, rather than “May 15th”.
Tried curry, sex and even long walks and still nothing!!
More curry, sex and long walks needed them. She’ll not be letting you near it for a while, and spicy food is out if she’s breastfeeding, so unless long walks are your favourite of those three, take them while you can!Posted 9 years ago
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