I'm barely coping today. Serious lower back pain, contractions every time I move, moodiness, nausea, frequent bowel movements. Increased discharge but no mucus plug or show. The contractions are definitely more than bh but I know they are not true labor. We were supposed to go to a pumpkin patch this morning but after feeling like this all yesterday evening, I cancelled. I thought things would ease off and I would have at least a few hours of continuous "normalness," but it's not letting up. I haven't timed anything. Thankfully ds is taking a second nap right now, a rarity, but necessary since he's barely been sleeping at night. I'm wondering if maybe I would be in labor if I wasn't feeling hung up by something, the state of the house, worries about ds and support after birth, absence of newborn diapers
Or maybe she's not in a good position. Mw said that she was posterior, but she feels to me like she is sideways, facing my right side. I don't know what to do. Not feeling ready, but not feeling like I want this ickiness to go on any longer.
Any tips on getting things right? I feel stuck, like I'm too uncomfortable to do any prep but too unprepared too do any laboring. My head is spinning. Yuck.
I was thinking of maybe having my in-laws take ds for the weekend so I could have a little space to breathe, but I also don't know if that would be good for him. I think I'm feeling really anxious about how he and I both are going to react to the change in our relationship. Ack! Need to breathe. Maybe I should ask my mom to come in to town this weekend.