Originally Posted by becoming
I'm 38 weeks 2 days and have been "in labor" or something like it for two days... It is getting REALLY old, especially since I can't seem to keep my mouth shut about it and am constantly having to update people with "no, no baby yet."
Having to keep people updated with everything going on would make it 100x worse
But then, I am an introvert and don't like having to deal w/ other people on a good day
I hope you have something definitive happen soon!
I have no idea what's going on here... I woke up this morning w/ a lot of swelling, but otherwise feeling OK, just figured I had a little too much sodium (I have been extremely sensitive to that the past month or so WRT water retention). Then later this afternoon I took my BP and it was 170/104
I also felt like I hadn't been peeing near enough for how much water I'd been drinking. After an hour or so w/ no change, my MW put me on bed rest until my appt Friday morning, assuming it goes down w/ rest. If it's the same or worse tomorrow, I will go in then.
Now I am peeing more, so that's a better sign, and DH realized that ciabatta bread, which I had a couple pieces of yesterday, is fairly high in sodium, so fingers crossed that's all it is & I can pee out a lot of the salt & water tonight & my BP goes down. But I am feeling a little nauseous now, which could be a sign of pre-e OR impending labor (also had mostly loose stools past 2 days, so maybe another point in the labor column?), so who knows. I was hoping to keep this babe in a few more weeks, but now I just want to NOT get pre-e & go into labor naturally (nervous about induction w/ VBAC), even if that means the next day or two!
Meanwhile (to go along w/ what becoming said), I still need to call my parents & tell them (already had to tell a friend who will want constant updates b/c we were supposed to get together today) and I am NOT looking forward to that, since they will also want constant updates (not that I blame them/don't understand why)! I'm thinking of waiting until tomorrow morning when I have a little more info. How bad would that be? Especially since MIL already knows (she just happened to drop by when I was taking my BP, but that was actually nice, since she is going to come back tomorrow and hang w/ DD, and if she bugs anybody before then, it will be DH, lol).