38 weeks here.
The groin pain from pubic symphysis dysfunction has become fairly manageable, thank goodness. I'm not pain-free, but rarely get any pain that makes me actually take pause.
Unfortunately, my DD came down with pinkeye just a day after all the pain started. Thankfully, it looks cleared up as of yesterday, but DS now has it. I feel awful, how adamantly I hysterically telling my kids, "DON'T TOUCH ME!!" after they've just rubbed their eyes or had their fingers in their mouths. The last thing I want is to get pinkeye and then go into labor, you know?
But DS also started having some diarrhea a couple days ago (which could be part of the same virus that gave them pinkeye, but DD never seems to be affected by intestinal stuff). Lucky me woke up at 3:30am, the night before last, with crampy, hot intestines. I spent about 20 minutes on the toilet, silently dialoguing with myself, comparing what I remember labor feeling like to what I was feeling then. I think I've heard too many stories lately of women birthing on toilets, and half hour labors, and stuff like that!
I was sure
I wasn't anywhere near labor, but what if I was wrong?? Not a fun mind game to be playing with yourself at 3:30am, when you already haven't slept well.
DH stayed home from work yesterday because he had been dealing with a sore throat and really bad voice/cough all weekend. I'm surrounded by sickies. This morning it looks like my lymph nodes are a bit swollen. Great.
All I want is for this baby to come when everyone in this house is actually healthy
. And me not getting all this crap would be lovely, too. Why on earth did we manage to go all winter without being sick, and suddenly, March rolls around and it's one thing after another??
In the meantime, I've made several plans for activities next week. Hoping baby doesn't show up too early and make me cancel all the fun stuff! The kids and I are getting seriously sick of avoiding people because of all the illnesses.