I know I'm new here and I hate to start out on a negative note, but ARRRRGH! I'm having a little pity party.
I'm due January 30th...12 tiny itty bitty little days away. I'm impatient. I anticipated some impatience by this point (this is my third child) but this is out of control.
My right hand and arm tingle and ache with some kind of pregnancy carpal tunnel syndrome and it keeps me up many nights. When I'm not up trying to shake life into my arm, I'm up to potty again and again. This morning, I finally gave up trying to stay in bed and got up at 5:00. I watched a bit of tv sitting in a chair and fell half-asleep for about an hour. Upon waking, I was reminded why I don't sit in chairs in the morning before I'm dressed for the day. My right foot is now so swollen, I don't know how I'll ever get a shoe on.
I do have more pressure in the pelvic region since Thursday and walking has become markedly more difficult and...well, ridiculous-looking. But there is no sign of a mucous plug, no trickle of amniotic fluid, no steady contractions. Walking for two hours at walmart last night didn't do anything, apparently. I'm cranky all the time and I think my older children think I'm a beast.
My pregnancy glow is gone. All the happy joy-joy pregnant stuff is over. And I'm miserable.