Originally Posted by smeisnotapirate
Cramping like nuts. Just 38w 2d right now, but last night was up at 3:30am with contractions 3-5 minutes apart. Got REALLY pissed at poor DH because he kept falling asleep on me. I'm a bear too.
So glad school ended today for the year: I'm sick of hearing "so HOW long do you have left?" "you're still here?" "two WEEKS??" Ugh! It's like the moment it turned May, these people expected me to have this baby. I'm due the second-to-LAST DAY OF MAY. Grr.
Sporadic contractions all day and I'm exhausted. Lots of rain recently and a full moon soon. I'm hoping to just go this week. DH is in the shop all week and I don't have much of anything unusual.
It's really disheartening to have all these close contractions and prodromal labor and see NO sign of a mucous plug or bloody show.
Totally where I am at...I have my last class on Tuesday, although I think my mw may start talking cohosh come tomorrow (monday) for my appt. We are battling my BP. The new herbs and diet worked...until today...my ankles are all swelled up again, and I am just dreading what the bp check will say tomorrow. I have a feeling they are going to go with the plan that was started last week...get baby out, even if it is a week early for the sake of a homebirth while we have bp somewhat under control the other option, is keep fighting bp and risk it not working...again...and having to go to hospital because of it. It's a shitty position to be in. I really don't want to force baby out, but I more don't want to go to the hospital. I guess if he's not ready the herbs won't work?
Anyway...that's kinda where I am today. Every day that I look in the mirror at my huge belly I just think...omg...I can't believe Im going to birth all that soon. Surely its all water right?
I actually got out his clothes last night...haven't done so in a couple weeks or more...they are so tiny. I hold them up to my belly as if I can tell if they'll fit lol. The little diapers are laid out, tiny lil pacifiers, burp clothes, cute baby socks and oh so soft satin blankets. I also dreamed baby dreams last night, that soft little head and sweet smell. Those perfectly long eyelashes and smoochie cheeks and lips. I woke up in tears as well...so ready to hold him and tell him how much I love him face to face. one more day, I will hold on just one more day...for my little boy to finish up his perfection of babyness...