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post #21 of 46

Weird. I had contractions the other night, too, but they were light enough that I was able to fall asleep through them. I thought laying down and going to sleep was supposed to help relieve contractions. :P

post #22 of 46
How exciting WLL! Could be soon for you!
Mine have actually calmed down some, which is odd for my pregnancies. But that's ok! We've had one kid down with a stomach bug, so I have got to get through this before I can even think about labor. I have been having intense pressure the past few days, like wow. I'm not sure how he hasn't fallen out, lol. Walking is no fun!

I am so ready for the next phase though! I want to see my baby!
post #23 of 46

Hemorrhoids as pre-labor symptom? Babe has already engaged and at my last mw appointment at 34 weeks I got a prescription for some hemorrhoid suppository medicine. The medicine plus Colace and external over the counter medicine really seemed to improve things, and then today I have had major pain while a new one has developed. What do we think? Is labor impending? Yesterday I leaked a little. I think it was just pee, but that was unusual for me. I think I need to get back into the mw office tomorrow. I don't ever remember being this uncomfortable with ds. moon.gif

post #24 of 46

I've had some weirdness going on in the middle of the night for the last week. Intense pressure, but no major contractions. If that makes any sense.

 

Baby has dropped and I think she is engaged, but I don't remember if the MW confirmed my suspicion at my last check-up. I think I had her laughing too hard at my description of how baby was lying and she forgot to tell me. :)

post #25 of 46

Oh ladies, big hugs to all!  And WLL that is so exciting and frustrating!!!1

I KNOW baby has dropped because I had to take the extender out of all my bras.  I'm glad I'm not the only one thinking along the lines of 'done' being pregnant.  My friend had a preemie baby so I know it's not something to hope for but some days, man, being pregnant is kicking my butt!  Oliver is still spinning around like mad but it usually transverse breech which quite frankly, just hurts because of his size.  I'm still working a rather active job and so I have contractions A LOT and usually ones big enough that keep me from moving or talking.  Since I already have contractions all the time I've just decided I'm not calling or going in unless I get some other sign - bloody show, leaking, or water breaking, etc. 

post #26 of 46

Meggsy, prodromal labour refers to frequent contractions but that aren't settling into a regular pattern. More common after first pregnancy and at night. They might help soften uterus and cervix, build up hormones and move baby into position but the cervix isn't dilating as with established labour contractions.

 

ClumsySugaPlum, I was wondering the same thing. A hemorrhoid popped outa nowhere yesterday even though I haven't been straining or felt extra pressure. I think baby is dropping, gulp.

post #27 of 46

So. I went to the mw office this morning. Baby is at -1 and my water has not broken (Yea!). The hemorrhoid is probably due to increased pressure of baby dropping and I'm not drinking enough water. Apparently, I have a yeast infection, which has symptoms similar to pre-labor including low back pain which I am experiencing, but was solely attributing to babe. So, here is my sexy bedtime routine:

 

10 ml Floradix with orange juice

Hemorrhoid suppository

External hemorrhoid cream

Yeast infection injectable cream

 

If DH even so much as thinks of hugging me in bed, I might explode like a squished jelly donut.

 

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post #28 of 46

That's interesting. If that's why I'm getting unexpected hemorrhoids, I'll take it. I'm only 34 weeks, but vertex and settling into place will certainly settle my nerves.

post #29 of 46
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If DH even so much as thinks of hugging me in bed, I might explode like a squished jelly donut.

 

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LMAO!!!  Too cute!  Hope you feel somewhat better soon!

post #30 of 46
Squished jelly donut ROFL!!! That is too funny smile.gif

I am still feeling little movements next to my pelvic bone and kicks up high so this little guy is head down but he keeps switching from anterior to posterior (i often have nightly sessions of kicking me in the back followed by morning wake up calls of fiddling around in the front lol).
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post #31 of 46
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Originally Posted by spughy View Post

Yeah I had that too last week sometime.  I wasn't particularly worried and it didn't occur to me to call my midwife.  In fact, I was feeling kind of fed up with being pregnant so I just lay on the couch, feeling the contractions, thinking "how bad would a preemie be, really...?" bag.gif

 

 

yeah, I think we're all there. 

post #32 of 46

Haha! Clumsy, that is too funny!

post #33 of 46

I think I'm actually adjusting to the reality of being Really Pregnant.  I can still walk, I'm not in too much pain (except if I'm sitting down and trying to ignore the fact that I have to pee - when I get up, EVERYTHING reeeeeeeaaallly hurts), sleep is... well, it could be worse and some of my dreams are entertaining, and the wee critter seems to have grown enough that it can't haul back and really whack me anymore.

 

34 weeks now - so even if I DID go into labour the baby would most likely be completely fine.  But I don't feel even remotely close to labour.  I'll probably go over 40 weeks.  Do I want an Aries or a Pisces baby?  (Does it matter? I'm a Leo.  I'm pretty chill with most other signs, as long as they love me. winky.gif)

post #34 of 46
Spughy--i know what you mean...i hate standing up after sitting for awhile, my hips take a minute to work, my knees ache, so i feel like an old lady hobbling around lol.
post #35 of 46

Oh, man. Got up this morning and immediately started having pretty regular contractions, mostly while standing. I had to get my daughter ready for school, this morning, though, so there wasn't much I could do about it. I've had three bottles worth of water and am currently sitting. They've slowed significantly, but haven't gone completely away, yet. My husband's not-so-helpful advice, "Don't stand up." Hurrhurr. Men!

post #36 of 46
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Originally Posted by sunshinelove View Post

Spughy--i know what you mean...i hate standing up after sitting for awhile, my hips take a minute to work, my knees ache, so i feel like an old lady hobbling around lol.

 

Yes.  It would be more bearable if the rest of the family didn't laugh at me though.  Sometimes my daughter taunts me by jumping around.  "Bet you can't do this, mummy!!!  Hee hee hee!!!" 

post #37 of 46
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Yes.  It would be more bearable if the rest of the family didn't laugh at me though.  Sometimes my daughter taunts me by jumping around.  "Bet you can't do this, mummy!!!  Hee hee hee!!!" 

haha, this made me laugh, too.  Sorry, Spughy!

 

I know what you mean... I am definitely slowing way down.  Last night, I was sitting on the couch and just could not get comfortable.  If my hips were comfortable, it meant that I couldn't breathe and had heartburn.  If I straightened out to give my lungs more room, my pelvis ached... it was a no win situation!  

 

My legs are getting so puffy, too!  All my urine dips have been negative so far, but I feel like I have a lot more swelling in my legs than I remember with the other two kids.  

 

6 more weeks for me!

post #38 of 46

*giggles* I'm sorry, Spughy, that's pretty funny. My daughter is actually pretty attentive. It's my husband who likes to make fun of me. He's such a poophead. I sit on a birth ball in front of my desk to encourage kiddo to stay the eff out of my ribs, because they're tender enough as it is and every time I have to get up off the darned thing, my whole pelvic girdle is STIFF! Walking up the stairs, climbing into the car, anything that requires me to lift my legs is HARD. I don't ever remember having this issue with my first, though I definitely had hip pain, then, and not so much now (touch wood!). My husband says that the muscles that usually perform the job of getting me up and down (abdominals?) are currently kind of stretched out of proportion, so my leg muscles have to work more than they did before. I dunno. All I know is that it's evil. XD

post #39 of 46
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*giggles* I'm sorry, Spughy, that's pretty funny. My daughter is actually pretty attentive. It's my husband who likes to make fun of me. He's such a poophead. I sit on a birth ball in front of my desk to encourage kiddo to stay the eff out of my ribs, because they're tender enough as it is and every time I have to get up off the darned thing, my whole pelvic girdle is STIFF! Walking up the stairs, climbing into the car, anything that requires me to lift my legs is HARD. I don't ever remember having this issue with my first, though I definitely had hip pain, then, and not so much now (touch wood!). My husband says that the muscles that usually perform the job of getting me up and down (abdominals?) are currently kind of stretched out of proportion, so my leg muscles have to work more than they did before. I dunno. All I know is that it's evil. XD

yes, anytime I have to lift my legs, I cringe a little bit!  This has definitely been the "hardest" pregnancy so far.  For me, the hip pain, I think, is from relaxin making that pubic joint and those hip joints too loose and wobbly.  Somedays, I literally cannot climb into bed or put pants on by myself!  So yes... my husband makes fun of me, too!  

post #40 of 46

I get the horrible hip pain in bed. And I can't stretch any way to make it feel better. 

Had an OB appointment today and my cervix is closed and high. Baby A isn't even engaged. I have no idea what was going on the other day but it sure as hell didn't do anything to my cervix!

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