I have been noticing that the closer we get to the end the longer each month's thread gets!
Miss Piggy: TURN BABY TURN!
I totally sympathise with your ambivalent feelings about the delivery. It is so hard to know what is the right course of action to take. I know that you will choose what is best for you and your baby and that is what is most important.
Emmama: Your DH's work situation sounds awful. I am so sorry that your family has to go through this. I hope that the therapy is helpful for you.
Heythere Heather: I COMPLETELY
understand about that constricted feeling. My baby is also right up under my ribs. I keep adjusting my trousers and taking off my bra and then realising that it is the BABY
which is making me feel tight across the ribs. Breathing is getting laboured for me now and I discovered yesterday that it better be something important if I have to bend down for it, otherwise it can just stay on the floor 'till DH comes home.
I am really looking forward to the baby dropping, although how I can go to the toilet more
often that I do currently I have no idea. I was saying to my DH that it was just as well that we had the bathroom redone. Since I have to spend a lot of time there, it might as well be a pleasant place to be
RacheePoo: Sending you lots of turning vibes ~+~+~+~+~+~ . Hopefully your baby will realise which way down is and get into LOA for you.
Spark: That belly cast is beautiful and really inspiring. I am going to research where I might get that done locally. I love the gold detailling with the deep aquamarine colour. I think they really complement the shape - there is something which is very "essence of woman" about it to me. EDITED: to say I have just ordered a kit. Hope you don't mind if I get back to you for tips on painting it afterwards?
Bebeluna: The news about the GBS is dissapointing but it sounds as if delivery is imminent for you
. All the very best wishes for a good birth and a healthy baby.
Bathrobe Goddess: I just noticed your post, WOW!!
that is really exciting. I am going to be glued to the boards for news all day now! Very best wishes to you also, may you have the birth you want and a heathy, happy baby too.
As I said above, the baby is right up by my ribs which makes any position pretty uncomfortable after a while. Bending is hard work and going to the loo is even more logistically difficult than before. I have no idea
how I am going to get my next urine sample for the hospital into the tiny tubes they give you. I think I will have to get a jug or a funnel or something. It's clear that men think of these things, selfish gits
I also had a slightly worrying experience last night. I woke up at 3am with a severe period type pain very low down. It was coming and going in waves and I thought - this can't possibly
be labour, I'm only 35+3 and the baby isn't engaged yet!. After relaxing my shoulders and doing some breathing exercises to calm myself down, I felt my tumnmy and realised that my uterous was not contracting. The pain tunred out to be in my left hip joint (right in the crease where my leg meets my hip) presumably there was some ligament stretching going on. I got out of bed and circled my hips until it all calmed down. Man, the things that the books don't tell you that go on with your body eh?
Apart from that I am fine and getting excited that I have only have 4 weeks until my EDD on Sunday. I am booked into the birthing centre and fingers crossed that all will go well and I won't have to fight anyone for the birthing pool. I met a girl at Yoga with the same EDD - we decided we'd have to race each other to the pool
. That would be something for the video camera
to everyone and very best wishes to those in labour or whose labours are imminent