I'm due tomorrow with zero labor signs. Yay for me.
I have three shifts left at work. I might ask to work until she comes though if I still haven't had her by my last shift. Sitting at home still pregnant drives me crazy.
CDsMom1031- Maybe you'll be one of those people who have ZERO signs and then BAM! go into labor!
AFM: I've been having early labor signs for the past week. I've been dilating, having very mild contractions, nausea, bursts of random energy, bursts of exhaustion. It's a tease and I'm really trying to remain optimistic and accepting of what my body is doing since I have been this whole pregnancy.
But it's tiring. It's tiring to have people ask the million questions. It's tiring running after a two year old, it's tiring to sleep, it's just...tiring.
I also really want a bucket of KFC chicken or hell ANY fried chicken. Gimme some fried chicken, coleslaw, biscuits, potato wedges, and pop Game of Thrones in the DVD player and just let me hibernate.
CDsmom, how many shifts in a workday? I must say I'm glad to be off work, I don't feel like I'm just sitting around, I keep working on the never ending to do list. Maybe if this baby hasn't come 10 days from now I'll feel that way but right now I'm happy to have the time.
Mama Ana: your plan for hibernation sounds good. I'm definitely in the "leave me alone" phase of pregnancy.
37 weeks this week. i don't have much energy in a day anymore, so i'm resting a lot and trying to take things even slower than last month.
this week we're taking the pets to their pre-baby checkup, seeing the OB, and the doula for the second prenatal appt. nothing else planned. looking up school stuff for my supervague post-baby plan. looking at wedding stuff and trying to figure it out as far as possible. might work on filing piles of paperwork later tonight. missed the window to go for an anti-anxiety walk today :( must go tomorrow.
generally wanting to do an anti-anxiety exercise once a day now because getting so close to labor and becoming a mom is really freaking me out.
vc, we are twins. I am also planning a wedding and looking up study programs for my own super vague post-baby plan. :)
I walked today. I walked around for over six hours, meeting friends for lunch and coffees, going to flea markets searching for used leather stuff on the cheap that I can paint and make pretty. Spent all evening prepping all the items, so I can paint all day tomorrow.
It was a good day, I really ignored the aches and pains and just kept on going-going-going, hoping that it's helping labor come sooner.
I'm 38 weeks! Head is fully engaged, dilated a few cm, and I am sooooo ready! I guess she's not, though. Man the last stretch is hard to deal with, just the impatience I'm dealing with!
My kids keep asking me when she's going to be born, as if I know!
Insomnia!!! I woke up after 4 hours of sleep and could. not. get. back. to. sleep. So I'm just up now, and although it's not monday anymore here, I know it's still the tail end of Monday in the US, so I am still referring to 'today' as Monday.
CDs - here's hoping you go into labor soon! I'm also due tomorrow, but I don't think anything's going to happen this week.
vc - forgot to comment on last week's thread about the latest from your workplace. It sucks about you maternity leave - will if affect your health coverage on anything major? The horrible confusion surrounding leaves here in the US (you'd think no woman had ever had a baby before), is one of the reasons I've tried to avoid taking any before baby arrives, and I'm not just sporadically using sick days.
serena - doubt you'll check in here before, but good luck with your c-section!
Mama Ana; you really do sound just like me! It is all so annoying. But I'm not even having contractions that I know of, and I'm not even sure if what I feel are braxton hicks or just him kicking in an awkward way. Game Of Thrones makes everything better!
CDsMom; you are hardcore for still working!
The lack of contractions or anything resembling symptoms is really getting me down. I'm 9 days over now and I feel exactly the same as I did a week ago. At least I have the midwife tomorrow, so maybe she can tell me what's going on in there. I don't even know if I'm dilated or anything else. And just to add to the annoyance, at night I'm having dillusions that I'm having labour symptoms, but it's just my mind messing with me which does not help with sleep. Last night I was up every single hour to pee as well! All I want is a bloody show or some sign to say that I don't need to worry about induction
The one positive side about being this late is that we should be able to avoid having to see the in laws we really don't like. They're going on holiday on Sunday and we were dreading them coming over. We know they'll come over, ignore us, take a million photos with their big-ass camera, and then brag to everyone who will listen about the new addition. They don't even pretend that they come to see us as well. So that's a weight off my chest!
nettlesoup, I would not have suffered a visit like that gladly anyhow. Maybe for twenty minutes, and then I'd let them know that you guys are not up for entertaining guests.
As far as I'm concerned, post partum time is NOT for guests, and IS for those willing to pitch in and do the grunt household work. I know we already discussed this a week or so ago but I'm still wondering if I should communicate directly via email to my MIL that she is welcome to come help out during the post partum weeks, if she has the extra energy to help out....? And otherwise, for general hosting of houseguests (they don't live around here), we will probably be up for that around 6-10 weeks post partum and we will let them know......
Sorry to get back on that again, guys! I'm just feeling grumpy and not in the mood for people around me right now who don't love ME. My family is far away and I'm not that close with my fiance's family yet so.... I'd rather it just be my man and kids around post partum if I don't get to have my mom! I'm such a brat.