Originally Posted by KJRSMR
I will be 37 weeks on Wednesday and I am still carrying my twins!!
: I am quite ready at this point though. My lower regions feel like they are going to fall off. I am contracting on a regular basis. Nausea and total loss of appetite.. Tons of mucus. Did I mention that my twins are going to be here in 13 days!!!! If I do not go into labor before then.. We are so excited..
37 weeks and still going with twins... Fantastic!
: LOL I didn't realize loss of appetite was a sign of impending labor, I'll have to look out for that. My appetite has been, um, UNREAL this whole pregnancy pretty much, so I'd definitely notice something like being not-hungry.
Originally Posted by CultivatingMyRoots
I wasn't going to post here, since I was really hoping to go my whole pregnancy (and labor!) without a VE, but I'm 36.5 weeks, and I woke up this morning to ctx, vomiting, and loose stools. The ctx were VERY regular, even side-lying, at 7 minutes apart. I knew I was dehydrated, which wasn't helping, but the vomiting was preventing me from getting liquids in any meaningful quantities. I want this baby to stay in another week, AT LEAST!! (I'm hoping for 10+ lbs....
Anyways, the midwife (who was equally hoping to not have to check me, I do love these midwives!) swears I am closed up tight. However, 10 hours later the ctx are still regular. Vomiting has stopped, I'm hydrated, and we have guests from out of state getting here tomorrow morning!
I'm just feeling overwhelmed, and I really need another week to get the house and plans in order so I am not a stress machine with a newborn baby.
Thanks for letting me vent, I'm going to go sit down and wish away the dishes and decluttering that would have gotten done if I hadn't been sick. Husband stayed home and took care of DD, and SAID he would do the dishes, but now he's SO tired from taking care of the toddler ALL DAY.
Yea. That's my life he's whining about.
Hey, this thread isn't just for mamas getting VE's! I haven't had one, either, at least not that I remember. (The docs did so much stuff in the early weeks, I may have had one and forgot. I was certainly getting vaginal ultrasounds then.) I know exactly what you mean about the house not being ready... mine is a total mess, STUFF everywhere, NOTHING is ready, not a single room. Even my car is a disaster.
I have to work through this next week, then I'm on vacation (hoping to go straight from vacation time to maternity leave). I'm really hoping to hold this baby in through then, so that I get at least a couple of days to myself to get everything ready beforehand!
Edit: Forgot to say that I really think the baby has either turned, or dropped, or both. Suddenly feeling less "out" and more "down", and I feel more comfortable, except when sitting down, when I can feel all of this pressure and hardness, like I'm squishing the baby's head. (Not really a good feeling!) Peeing is almost back to normal, like the baby got up off my bladder somewhat. So I think that he or she may have gotten into a better position than before, for whatever that's worth.