Hi mamas! I, too, was starting to feel like everyone had their babies already! There are still a bunch of us sitting around waiting...and will be for weeks!Chatty
, the pinched nerve might be from baby changing position - sounds like of like either pubis symphisis (I cannot spell that word!) or could be the ligaments/tendons adjusting to pressure. I've had that same feeling periodically since being pg with DD! Hope it stops bugging you.Terrilien
, sorry to hear about the swelling...ugh, heat with no relief is awful. Don't you kind of wish you could just spend the next xx days/weeks suspended in water?expat-mama,
I'm so sorry for all that you're going through, feeling physically UGH. In the end, it sounds like it will be good to have your mom there, she'll be a big help - and hopefully she will easily recognize how important it is to respect your space & needs when you start laboring. I have heard some wonderful stories about this amazing connection that can form in unexpected ways...try to stay relaxed & open, and know that all will work out.Surfacing
, it's so great that you are working now to have support/solutions in place as preventative measures against PPD - you hit the nail on the head, be gentle with yourself!Loving1
, you need to do what YOU know is best for you & your baby, not what your Mom is complaining about. I work full time and will be back at work full time after 13 weeks of leave - pumping is as important as you make time for. I hope you can find some in-real-life support.Proto
- thumbs down to GBS. But, try not to stress about it. Honestly? I was pretty happy to get a hep lock when I arrived at the hospital. I knew I needed fluids rather desperately, and given my blood pressure issues (tends to be quite low and can crash at inopportune moments of physical strain), I was comforted to know that help was that much closer. I didn't even notice it during labor.Majazama
, hooray for chiro & massage! I got a massage a couple days ago, and wished it could have gone on forever. I almost fell asleep during it. Wouldn't it be nice if we could spend the last weeks of pregnancy going back & forth between a pool and a massage?PapayMom
- I'm going to pretend I didn't just read the words, "17 days past due".
Hopefully that was a one-time occurrence?Bjorker
- fingers crossed!
AFM...38+4. DD was born 2 or 4 days before her EDD, so I would not complain if this one follows the same trend. I don't know why, I'm just feeling mentally/emotionally very very ready to meet this baby. Physically, not so bad.
I don't get internals, so have no idea if I'm dilated, but I am pretty sure my cervix is anterior now - which it was not 4-5 days ago. The lower ab cramps seem to have stopped. Now, I'm just tired, sore, and nauseated. Ugh, I've been nauseated all week. Very annoying.
DH & DD are heading out for story hour - I might sneak in a nap while they are out. I'm so pooped!
Busy weekend ahead, with assorted 4th of July-related activiites. Parades, picnics, fireworks, etc. I would love to be in labor on the 3rd - the birthing center has a great view of the fireworks