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post #1661 of 1719

serena, I'm in the better safe than sorry camp. Can you call a nurse hotline to see if they'd want you to come in?

post #1662 of 1719
First hand experience, pre e does pop up that fast. I'd at least call. They might take her out today or tomorrow instead if your BP is high. Any fire department or clinic can take your BP for you if you're curious instead of going to the hospital. 120/60 is good. 140/90 is high. 160/100 the baby needs to come out.
post #1663 of 1719

Hope you're still feeling OK, Serena.  How are you doing emotionally knowing your baby will be here TOMORROW?!  I'm a FTM and I think I'd be feeling excited but also really nervous and maybe even sad (because a big part of my life will be over)....or maybe I'm just emotional lately.

 

Nettlesoup - I'm 'overdue' too and it's getting a bit frusterating, mostly because people are calling/facebooking EVERYDAY asking where the baby is, as if I can control it.  

 

My duedate was 9/3 according to when I ovulated (I was charting), but based on LMP it was 9/5 and MW said to go by that to give me an extra few days in case I'm late, and I'm glad I did now.  I'm getting nervous they'll have to induce or something.  I've had plenty of mentral like cramps (usually at night) for a while now, but then they go away.  So now signs at all ugh.  1.5 weeks ago I was 90% effaced and 1-2 cm dialated, but I don't know if I've made any progress since (it doesn't feel like it).  DH and I DTD today, I've tried walking, the birth ball, EPO, RRL tea, Polly blend herbs, all to no avail.  The past week I've been so uncomfortable, actually in a LOT of pain just moving around, especially in bed or getting up.  I'm worried I'll still feel like this even after I'm done being pregnant.

post #1664 of 1719
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Originally Posted by serena76 View Post

39w 5d and last couple of days I've been feelings bit rubbish. My vision went all funny yesterday for an hour and had a headache for2 days. Heartburn is getting bad again and so uncomfortable, she's so high up under my ribs. Glad I only got 1 more day to go, but so scary to know I'll b a mum 😳

Serena you'll be great! Who wants all this heartburn and crap? I noticed all the discomforts went away the second DD was out so I'm guessing you'll feel the same. I'm so excited for you!

Sounds like the rest of you are in or about to be in labor! I'm hoping to see some babies announced soon yay! Mine is currently screaming her head off for a diaper change. We are up to our eyeballs!!!
post #1665 of 1719
serena, it can come on very quickly, or develop slowly. At any rate, if it were me, I'd get checked. Keep us posted!
post #1666 of 1719
I'm also on the heartburn train.
post #1667 of 1719
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I'm also on the heartburn train.

Get some papaya enzyme tablets! They really work. GNC has em!
post #1668 of 1719

I feel like I'm on the PMS train: been craving chocolate, off and on slightly crampy, and moody and sad. I'm hoping it's indicating a change in hormonal balance that could be the beginning of labor, anyone heard anything like that before?

post #1669 of 1719

I've been craving sugar, and haven't been very disciplined the last few days and have let myself have some treats.  I had gained 6 pounds at my MW appt today, so the MW told me to get back to being disciplined just for the tail end.  According to her, craving sugar means you really need protein, but I feel like I've been eating tons of protein.

 

I also told her that I had been feeling crampy last night, and she said that usually means the baby is starting to move down into the pelvis.  And then when she felt for his position, she said sure enough that he was starting to move into my pelvis.  But when I asked her if she had any idea how long till he comes, she said, no, she never does.

post #1670 of 1719

I'm glad I'm not the only one craving unhealthy food right now! I am done with symptom spotting though! It's just bringing me disappointment every day.

post #1671 of 1719

I have literally been dreaming about ice cream and milk shakes.

post #1672 of 1719

I'm right there with those of you eating crappily. In fact, right before my last midwife appointment last week, I had a bowl of chocolate pudding cake, which made my urine sugars skyrocket, but I just didn't care. The midwife was all "Oh, was it somebody's birthday?" I'm like, "Ummm, no. I just like chocolate." :rotflmao

 

Other than that, been having some interesting back and forth constipation and loose bowels, and some general tenderness and soreness over my belly. Nothing that feels like contractions, but uncomfortable and even painful at times. Baby is still moving A LOT. BIG movements, too. It's getting to the point where, if I'm sitting and this happens, it hurts. There's just not much room in there. I don't know how she's doing it!

 

I keep watching for symptoms, like signs of the mucus plug when I go to the bathroom, but nothing yet. I'm still almost two weeks out from the due date, though, so that's fine. Also, my mom doesn't get here till Saturday morning, so I'd prefer baby to wait till after that anyway. But I can't seem to help but look for symptoms! It's just all-consuming at this point, and hard to concentrate on much else.

 

My sympathies to those of you closer or past your EDDs with no signs of labor in sight. That's gotta be frustrating. The good news is: no one stays pregnant forever, so it will be over soon. Though I know exactly why you want it to happen on its own and avoid inductions. My fingers are crossed for you.

post #1673 of 1719
I'm a VBAC so it has to happen on it's own or I get another csec. Tomorrow is my due date. Lots of teasing going on down there, nothing serious though.
post #1674 of 1719

Lilmamita; I could so do with a milkshake right now!

 

Bromache; you feel exactly the same as me!

 

CDsMom; I hope you manage to get your VBAC, you definitely have more to worry about than me.

 

Today, after another disappointing night of false signs, I have decided to think of my pregnancy as I'd think of my big toe; not at all! It's there but there's no reason to obsess over it and over think it, so I won't! So I actually had a pretty relaxed and productive day. I did lots of tidying and I made gluten free chocolate muffins with my daughter. The muffins may have been a bad move as I'll no doubt end up stuffing myself with them.

 

I've also got a midwife appointment on Wednesday where I will have to discuss options if the baby doesn't start showing signs of movement. I'll maybe ask for a sweep; are they effective? And I'll try and delay a date for induction as much as I can get away with. 

post #1675 of 1719
I hope something happens soon for u nettle and CDsMom, the not knowing when it's gonna happen must b driving u crazy.
post #1676 of 1719

Thanks, and definitely! I suppose it must be quite nice knowing exactly when it'll happen!

post #1677 of 1719
I only have three shifts left at work. I really might go crazy if she isn't here by then. Work is the only thing making time go by...
post #1678 of 1719

I'm with the rest of you in the unhealthy (carby and weet) eating habits. I just can't bring myself  to care all that much at this point.

 

Due date tomorrow and absolutely no signs of labor. I always thought I would go late, and assumed I'd be cool with it, but I'm getting impatient - not that there's anything I can do about it anyway.

post #1679 of 1719
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I feel like I'm on the PMS train: been craving chocolate, off and on slightly crampy, and moody and sad. I'm hoping it's indicating a change in hormonal balance that could be the beginning of labor, anyone heard anything like that before?

 

huh, i hadn't thought of it as PMS-like before. i've been eating a 6-pack of chocolate cookies every day now. i've been really good with my nutrition for most of the pregnancy, but since month 8 i've moved over to the junk camp.

 

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the MW told me to get back to being disciplined just for the tail end.  According to her, craving sugar means you really need protein, but I feel like I've been eating tons of protein.

 

hmm.. i'll try to get some more protein in today, then. would be nice if that helped curb my unhealthy cravings!

 

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I am done with symptom spotting though! 

 

yeahh.. me too. i've been cramping for a long time now, losing what looks like a mucus plug and all those things. it's not happening until it happens.. sometimes the pain ramps up more than usual and i start freaking out again, but other than that, i try not to worry and think about it too much. 

 

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Originally Posted by CDsMom1031 View Post

I'm a VBAC so it has to happen on it's own or I get another csec. Tomorrow is my due date. Lots of teasing going on down there, nothing serious though.

 

fingers crossed for you CDsMom!! 

 

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Originally Posted by nettlesoup View Post
 

Today, after another disappointing night of false signs, I have decided to think of my pregnancy as I'd think of my big toe; not at all! It's there but there's no reason to obsess over it and over think it, so I won't! So I actually had a pretty relaxed and productive day. 

 

great idea! i'll try and do the same :)

 

yeah, i also feel like there might be some hormonal shifts going on although i have no idea if that's a thing. all i can say is i'm "freaking out" every day, and tbh don't even wanna be awake these days.. and would love to just sleep through what's left of this pregnancy. i get anxiety attacks every day and by the evening, i'm so uncomfortable i just don't wanna be in this body anymore.

 

maybe that's my body's way of saying "i'm so excited to meet this baby!" but since i'll be a FTM, i have no images or expectations in my head of what it will be like to have a baby, so all i have is this cut-off point 19 days from today. and all i know is my life will radically change that day, but i have no idea how. i think that's probably the explanation for the anxiety i'm experiencing. 

 

if anyone else (of the FTMs?) is dealing with something similar, how are you handling it? i've tried reiki, affirmations and relaxation exercises so far. i also try rationalizing the whole thing to my body. nothing has really been working all that great yet, though. 

post #1680 of 1719

me too on the junk food!

cheddar popcorn and jolly ranchers for dinner last night.  I'm not even joking.

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