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post #21 of 92
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Originally Posted by Terrilein View Post
...that pubic symphysis hurts, but at least my heartburn took a hike last night. But I really feel like something is going on down there - if I'm not peeing, then I've got a bowel movement going. And I'M getting nervous to sit on the toilet, as if I might accidentally have the baby instead.
HA! That sounds just like me! Reading through this thread, it sounds like we are all getting hit with the anxiety of late pregnancy. I know I have been a hormonal mess - I can tell when I'm being unreasonable, and try very hard to temper it with my strong rational side, but sometimes, goshdarnit, I just need to throw a fit!

Overall everything is going well - hormonal bouts, I'm definitely stressing about housecleaning and work, but I think I'm really close to being ready to hand everything off at work. And the house will be what it will be.

I keep getting lower backache and menstrual-style cramps. Almost nightly - drives me nuts! That was the only identifiable sign I had of early labor with DD, and to know that it's meaningless now...grumble.

Went to prenatal yoga class yesterday - it kicked my butt! Followed by a pedicure, and a massage on Wednesday. I'm just going to relax the heck out of this week, and maybe baby will show up next weekend...
post #22 of 92

Quick vent

Starving all. of. the. time.

Eat.

Puke.

Have cxns that peter out.

Repeat.

(Still trying to work full time - limited leave and I don't want to waste it on time before babe is here).

Not a happy camper.
post #23 of 92
Sounds like everyone is just having a wonderful, wonderful time.
Having cramps in my butt and legs. Checked my cervix, and there is a big change from last night--I wasn't dilated before and now I'd guess at least 2 cm. Which is awesome cuz I thought something was going on last night, there was so much pressure.

I also have a huge burst of energy and am washing all the towels and sheets. I want to do the curtains too, but I won't. I also want to bake bread, but I won't.
post #24 of 92
Just want to give a big shout out to everyone feeling as energized and glamorous as I am!! I guess If we didn't feel this graceful and comfortable and fantastic, we'd just want to stay pregnant for ever and never feel ready to birth these squishy creatures out! Our time is near mamas. Hang in there and enjoy the ride for what it is. Even if it gets bumpy, moody, tantrumy, turns into all out war...it's all just part of the journey. Among all this anxiety and discomfort, somewhere, there is still an amazing process happening in our bodies. We are Awesome!
post #25 of 92
Man, nothing's going on here compared to all of you crampy contracty people! I guess I'm a little behind though, I'm sure I'll catch up in a couple of weeks!

I'd love to hit up the pool every day this week but I have a 3 yr old with a fever, mysterious spots and a sore throat (taking to dr. today, this is second round of this mystery illness). Also have kids with random hip-hop classes and dentist appointment in the middle of open swim time. arg. I might have to splurge for the more expensive pool with more extensive open hours so I can go! We have a reservoir but it's absolutely freezing b/c summer just got here last week and it hasn't warmed up yet.

I have a long list of to do all the time, but I'm feeling rather unmotivated the last few days, like I'm slowing down and just really want to sit or lie down and space out.
post #26 of 92
I wrote my birth plan today. I think it might just be quicker and easier if I just printed, in 200-point font, a big "NO" and put it on the door to my hospital room.
post #27 of 92
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Originally Posted by ProtoLawyer View Post
I wrote my birth plan today. I think it might just be quicker and easier if I just printed, in 200-point font, a big "NO" and put it on the door to my hospital room.
Yep, that about sums it up!
post #28 of 92
I'm feeling for all of you Mamas, sounds like we are all so ripe. Hang in there!

I too have been having lots of cramps, contraction-y feelings, sharp cervixy feelings, etc. I just hope this all means that when my body finally kicks in to full on labour, it will be short and sweet like dd2's birth was.
post #29 of 92
hmmm...protolawyer, I am stealing your idea, that and arming myself with the no bullshit from the medical establishment doula, should guarantee my peace in birth...and possibly wearing a shirt that says, If you can read this you are standing too close.
post #30 of 92
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Originally Posted by mataji4 View Post
Man, nothing's going on here compared to all of you crampy contracty people! I guess I'm a little behind though, I'm sure I'll catch up in a couple of weeks!
Same here! Sorry to hear about the mystery illness, I hope things get better soon.

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Originally Posted by expat-mama View Post
Somegirl- Sounds like a crappy day! How was the baby care class? Ours was pretty entertaining... The dolls we used looked like weird zombie babies, they were anatomically correct and people kept dropping them. DH and I were giggling and laughing like we were in junior high health class! Our teacher was not amused... Did the allergic reaction go away?
The class was pretty good, the teacher was a lactation consultant and was pretty easy-going. One of the other couples started banging on their doll's head to get a stuck eye to open.

The allergic reaction started going away during the drive home, which is why I thought it might have been something in the room. Although we had our childbirth classes in the same room and I never had a problem. Very strange.

One more class to go, breastfeeding, but that's after I'm past 37 weeks so hopefully we will make it (the earlier ones were all full).

Glad to hear that you were able to relax and get a bit of rest.

Proto, love the abbreviated birth plan!

Hang in there mamas!!!
post #31 of 92
Just wanted to share my update. I just came back from my midwives. She did a stretch and sweep. I was at 6cm before the s+s and she could easily stretch me to 7cm. She said 95% effaced and baby is at +1 station. I am freaking out over here!! She also managed to easily do the sweep the membranes away and I could feel them 'peeling' away from the uterus. Neat. But she had her finger all the way up past the baby's ears! I feel like a freak show!! There is also a bulging bag of water. And naturally, there was bloody show with the s&s.

Anyways, the midwife is convinced that she'll be at our house today/tonight and that baby is coming. I don't believe her!! I don't believe all this prodromal labour stuff! I am having contractions now, but what else is new!

We're filling the pool just in case, so that it's ready when I need it. I just want my baby! Can we skip over all this nonsense?!!

Maybe everyone's crampyness is leading them to somewhere good after all!

Time to go bake a cake, even if it ends up in the freezer
post #32 of 92
Oh my goodness Mamakaikai! Your body is so ready! It never ceases to astonish me how everyone woman's body is so different. Sounds like your baby will be here soon.

ProtoLawyer, I LOVE your idea for the sign. That is SO funny!

Tarasattva, Hope you get to finish soon or at least start feeling better!

Not much action around here. I am feeling low pressure occasionally but that is all. I actually had some pretty strong pressure last night that woke me up, then I kept waking up hoping to feel more-nothing. I just keep having to remind myself that 38 weeks is pretty early. I have a little family and really close friends shower on Friday so that gives me something to look forward to. They are making tapas for it-yea!
post #33 of 92
Good luck MamaKaikai! I hope your holding your sweet baby in your arms sooner rather than later!
post #34 of 92
Wow, mamakaikai! That sounds really promising! I bet I'll be reading your birth story when I get online tomorrow morning! Good luck!!!
post #35 of 92
Will be thinking about you, mamakaikai!

The rest of this may be a TMI post...

Anyone else have lots of bowel pressure? I swear, I have to poop like 4 times a day lately!

DH & I had an "afternoon interlude" - I've been having B-H every since.

I'm writing my project status update for work, and will update it daily as long as I have to. Hopefully only another week or two!
post #36 of 92
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Originally Posted by mamakaikai View Post

Anyways, the midwife is convinced that she'll be at our house today/tonight and that baby is coming. I don't believe her!! I don't believe all this prodromal labour stuff! I am having contractions now, but what else is new!
Ooooh Mama! Can't wait to hear of any developments!!!
post #37 of 92
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Originally Posted by slgt View Post
Will be thinking about you, mamakaikai!

The rest of this may be a TMI post...

Anyone else have lots of bowel pressure? I swear, I have to poop like 4 times a day lately!

DH & I had an "afternoon interlude" - I've been having B-H every since.

I'm writing my project status update for work, and will update it daily as long as I have to. Hopefully only another week or two!
Ditto on the poop front!
post #38 of 92
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I'd love to hit up the pool every day this week but I have a 3 yr old with a fever, mysterious spots and a sore throat (taking to dr. today, this is second round of this mystery illness). Also have kids with random hip-hop classes and dentist appointment in the middle of open swim time. arg. I might have to splurge for the more expensive pool with more extensive open hours so I can go! We have a reservoir but it's absolutely freezing b/c summer just got here last week and it hasn't warmed up yet.

QUOTE]

Sorry to hear about the mystery illness! Hope your DC is better soon and you avoid catching it!
post #39 of 92
Mamakaikai ELV, can't wait to hear an update with you holding your sweet baby tomorrow!

Mataji4 - yeah, hope your 3 y.o. is feeling better soon.

slgt - yes also on the digestive front.

Tarasattva - been having the starving thing here too. Sorry to hear you are puking, etc. You sound miserable ATM. I hope it passes for you soon.

Marja - things sound promising!

For those with the nesting frenzies I'm right there along with you.

Terrilein - you sound pretty ripe too!
post #40 of 92
Ooh, mamakaikai!! That's exciting!!

Well, we went to the doctor and Bjorn has what I thought it was, Hand Foot and Mouth disease. He has a sore throat, fever, and is covered with red spots that are now blistering (everywhere but his torso). Poor guy, I totally lost my patience with the getting up out of bed every minute for 1/2 hour nonsense. I get that he doesn't feel well and is about to be replaced by another baby, but really, kid, this is not endearing you to me!!!

Got all the baby clothes and stuff and carseat cover washed and put away today, and the diaper pail washed and in the bathroom. Tried to attach the diaper sprayer hose to my toilet but darnit, it's leaking so I had to turn the water off to it. My dh won't be home til Friday. Glad it's not the only toilet but frustrated I couldn't do it right. The only thing left on my list is ob pads. So now what?!
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