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post #41 of 173
So I am reading all of these trying not to over-diagnose myself, but definitely agreeing that I, too, am feeling a lot of them. This is my first pregnancy and I am 39 weeks today. I have been noticing occasional nausea, more heartburn, and more strange crampy feelings down low, but I am not convinced that they are contractions. They are pretty infrequent.

The symptom I have not heard much about that has just hit me in the past two days is being super EMOTIONAL. I am not cranky, just sort of quiet and weepy. Yesterday, a good friend of mine and pretty much the only person I talk to while at work had her baby. She was 3 days ahead of me, and now I am alone at my desk all day. So I am wondering if that is why I am feeling so melancholy, or if it is just hormonal. It certainly felt like hormones last night when I started crying for no reason (not sad, just crying). Who knows.

I am trying to tell myself not to expect to have this baby before 41 weeks, but I really have no idea. I just don't want to set myself up for feeling disappointed since I know first babies are usually late. Anyone else feeling overly emotional in the homestretch?
post #42 of 173
I'm SO tired too.
Waking up every two hrs to pee instead of every three hrs.
Decreased baby movements.
Having to sit Indian-style ALL THE TIME.
More pressure.
Prodromal labor picking up.
Heartburn alot more.
Headaches.

I want her to just come. But hate that I'm only 36w and 3ds. Have an appt on Thursday so we'll see how much more progress since last weeks appt.
post #43 of 173

Any ideas -- cramps or ctx?

Of course I know I'm over reacting, but thought I'd get ideas anyway.

Here's what's been going on for the past few hours. First, let me start by saying I've had a back ache & period-like cramps all day. It's been fairly constant. Then about three hours ago I started getting these sharp pains near my pubic bone. Some were in conjunction with ctx. I've had a few minor ctx, but they were more mild than this feeling. The more painful ones were coming frequent enough that I left work and came home. Since being home, I've taken the dog for a walk (had BH the entire time) and have just been relaxing in front of the tv.

So, could the pubic pain cramps be ctx?? Seeing this is my first, I have no idea what to expect. Thanks for the input.
post #44 of 173
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Maydaymom- it's possible they are contractions but only time will tell. A with DS it didn't quite start out that way but everyone is different.


As for more symptoms.... I have the feeling that I have to have a bm (sorry tmi) but can't. It's def lots of pressure down there. Fetal movements are slower and I have to really pay attention to feel most of them.
post #45 of 173
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As for more symptoms.... I have the feeling that I have to have a bm (sorry tmi) but can't. It's def lots of pressure down there. Fetal movements are slower and I have to really pay attention to feel most of them.
Yes that's me too.
post #46 of 173
Me three with the low pressure. I keep running to the bathroom with some reading material, and then, nothing.

I also have the slower movements. I think he is moving just as much, but it is more squirming and less punching and kicking.

Is anyone getting increased leg/foot cramps? My legs and feet are really messed up right now, way worse than they were.
post #47 of 173
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Is anyone getting increased leg/foot cramps? My legs and feet are really messed up right now, way worse than they were.
Yes! I was getting leg cramps in the shower earlier today. And that (cramps) usually only happens in the morning when I stretch out but even then very rarely.

And I'm in a real pissy mood right now and I don't know why-well the kids are getting on my nerves but way more then I usually let them. I just want to hide and scream my lungs out then go to sleep.
post #48 of 173
I'm so pleased to not be puffy at all, no swelling or anything.
But yes to SO tired, going to bed early, sleeping late and a nap!
I'm also having a lot of heartburn too which comes on a long time after I've eaten and the peeing thing is off the hook. It's hard to do errands, go for a walk because I am running to pee and I've done like 200 kegels since 4 mths so there's not much I can do anymore!
I was expecting my blood pressure to go up some but it's still 100/sixty- something. Is that too low for the end of pregnancy? MW was not worried, but I questioned it afterward.

FYI: If I flex my feet when I stretch my legs out in bed, I don't get leg cramps.
post #49 of 173
You're lucky, Poetgirl. I just have to *think* about getting a foot cramp and there it is. I get them more than the average person anyway, but right now they are downright ridiculous. My DO can do some trigger point stuff on Friday to help with this.

I'm not swelling at all either. I wonder if I will at the last minute or if I'm just lucky this time around.
post #50 of 173
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Add me to the pissy club. I'm very irritable and ds is getting on my nerves. This is so not typical of me or ds. Poor thing. I need to remind myself that it's me the crazy hormonal woman, not ds.
post #51 of 173
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I was expecting my blood pressure to go up some but it's still 100/sixty- something. Is that too low for the end of pregnancy? MW was not worried, but I questioned it afterward.
Mine is still 90/60's, which is normal for me pregnant or not. My midwife loves those numbers.
post #52 of 173
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Is anyone getting increased leg/foot cramps? My legs and feet are really messed up right now, way worse than they were.
YES. My calves are cramping up something fierce in bed. I stretch and forget and point my toes, and whoooo boy. I have to remember to flex my feet when I stretch or I get cramped up horribly.
post #53 of 173
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Add me to the pissy club. I'm very irritable and ds is getting on my nerves. This is so not typical of me or ds. Poor thing. I need to remind myself that it's me the crazy hormonal woman, not ds.
Yeah. Me too. Crabby. But it's hard to be all cheerful when you feel HUGE and your innards are all crampy.
post #54 of 173
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You're lucky, Poetgirl. I just have to *think* about getting a foot cramp and there it is. I get them more than the average person anyway, but right now they are downright ridiculous. My DO can do some trigger point stuff on Friday to help with this.

I'm not swelling at all either. I wonder if I will at the last minute or if I'm just lucky this time around.
I should add that I was getting them and on the advice of a mama, started adding an electro mix to water every few days. It has potassium, mag, cal (like an emergen C packet). We were doing a lot of travel at the time and that seemed to help. for no swelling!

Enmic, thanks for the bp feedback! I wasn't sure what to expect.

Are you ladies also menstrual crampy?
post #55 of 173
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Are you ladies also menstrual crampy?
at times yes. It comes and goes but nothing constant for me. like dull cramps.
post #56 of 173
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Are you ladies also menstrual crampy?
Constantly. That's been going on for a couple of weeks, but bad yesterday & last night. Was crampy all night & then would get a contraction every time I moved or got up. This morning still menstrual crampy, but not as many ctx... unless you count that one right now

Going in to work... we'll see.
post #57 of 173
My back is KILLING me today. I have cramps in my lower back as well.
Actually, today my entire lower back feels sore and stiff, like I pulled a muscle or something. bah!
post #58 of 173
sooo much lower down pressure, especially if I have been up and about a lot.

So lately I have noticed that I am getting nausea first thing in the morning and also in the evening.

My BM's are very loose and my body has been good about keeping itself cleaned out.

BH's are getting stronger and a little more uncomfortable.

The leg cramps are minimal and I totally believe its because I have been taking a good dose of Cal/Mag. I would totally encourage you lady's to double up on your Cal/Mag if you are having leg cramps. I had them so bad with my dd due to lack of Cal/Mag cause I didn't increase my dosage.
post #59 of 173
Lots of pressure "down there" today. Had ctx last night every time I moved & they've been on & off today. Still nothing really painful or showing any pattern.

Looks like I'm losing my mucus plug - yay!

Cranky and tired! Although this could be from lack of sleep last night. Fell asleep around 11. Woke up at 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 (up until 5:00), then 6:30 for good. Still have 3-4 hours of work ahead of me. No bueno

We'll see what tonight brings. Tomorrow is my official last day of work
post #60 of 173
New one tonight!!

Really bad indigestion along with strong BH's making my tummy even more upset. Body still cleaning itself out. Just very uncomfortable tonight but its hard to tell if it is "something". Probably not so I regress..
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