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I've been incredibly, and I mean really, really tired the past, week maybe, and just generally feeling crappy. I'm more achy and my BH are more intense...it's hard to explain, but is anyone else feeling different? This didn't really happen with my son that I can remember, although I was in early labor for several weeks with him...

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Hi~
I have been feeling different the last 2 weeks...it is hard to describe, but little twinges which feel like they are coming from my cervix. I started thinking it was my "mother's intuition" and the babes would be coming soon. But, my midwife checked me last week and I was maybe dialated to 1cm and 25% effaced, so nothing really.

I definitely have been more tired and my body has been waking me up less to pee. I have even gotten a few stretches of 3-4 hours of solid sleep lately! I've been waking up really groggy in the morning, like I could just go back to sleep and stay there all day.

I definitely can join you on the more achy. My joints are more stiff in the morning, too.

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Me. I was just thinking yesterday how everything just "feels" different. And couldn't explain it either. My BH are starting to come more as well. Getting out of bed is more difficult. I am feeling more cervical twinges. It's not even really physically entirely. My mindset is even different than it has been. Glad I am not the only one "feeling different".
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I definitely have been more tired and my body has been waking me up less to pee. I have even gotten a few stretches of 3-4 hours of solid sleep lately! I've been waking up really groggy in the morning, like I could just go back to sleep and stay there all day.
haha I am the opposite! I have been waking up to pee for like the 1st time this whole pregnancy! I am up like twice a night now and when I finally pull myself off the bed to stand up... oh boy can I feel him on my bladder!!! I'm afraid I'm gonna pee myself just getting out of bed sometime lol

I'm definitely groggy too. It takes up till like 11am just to "wake" up. Thank God for dh working 2nd shift now. I can sleep in. lol

Although... the energy level has been better since taking a new Iron supplement and drinking some alfalfa peppermint tea, and red raspberry leaf along with nettle tea. I have chlorophyll to take too but I am scared to drink it
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I definitely have been more tired and my body has been waking me up less to pee.

Yeah...me too. Opposite of you faithhopelove...

I feel that I'm sleeping much more deeply, although maybe not...but more where my body feels really heavy...

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My mindset is even different than it has been. Glad I am not the only one "feeling different".
Yeah...I'm experiencing a different mindset too. I'm just so "out of it"... I just don't feel like myself mentally...I don't know quite where I am either...

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Honestly... I feel liek I'm walking around outside my body. Seriously. It's kinda like i stumble through teh day exhausted and crabby and don't remember a whole lot of it. I try to get things done but time seems to jsut slip away and before i knwo it it's bedtime and then poof morning! My body physically feels the contractions and such but it's an odd feeling that i have kind of learned to ignore stopping her and there to let them pass but nothing other than that. Oh and the cervical activity is enough already!~ It twinges ALL DAY LONG! It must be a slow dilator! LOL
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I too have been soooooo incredibly tired. My car is being fixed today so I'm at home and had a billion things to do and I'm just now--at 1:30--getting started and hoping to get one thing done on my list so that I have something to show for myself today.

I have no energy and no motivation.
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Went to bed last night at 8pm woke up at 815am STILL SLOW AND SLUGGISH, took nap with Kai ( like everyday) 1130ish-115ish and STILL SLOW


I agree with the overall feeling of feeling like you are outside your body.

OOH Reminds me with the mention of tea i need to pick some more up from herbalist tomorrow.

OH THEN I DO have those day with LOTS of nesting energy still. AND Everynight getting up to pee at least 3 times.

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i feel itchy, twitchy, uncomfortable in my own skin, sleepier than usual (got almost 8 hours of sleep last night, took a 2 1/2 hour nap and i'm still tired!), nauseated . . .

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Honestly... I feel liek I'm walking around outside my body. Seriously. It's kinda like i stumble through teh day exhausted and crabby and don't remember a whole lot of it. I try to get things done but time seems to jsut slip away and before i knwo it it's bedtime and then poof morning!
ugh! i know this! i haven't been accomplishing ANYthing!

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I feel just weird. This weekend I had a little accident with the library book drop-off AND ran a stop sign at a totally familiar intersection. I'm so tired and my legs ache bad. My pelvis aches as well. Ugh. I'm due in 6 days. I can't wait!

I haven't been feeling any contractions or twinges though! I hope that's not bad.
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Yeah...I'm experiencing a different mindset too. I'm just so "out of it"... I just don't feel like myself mentally...I don't know quite where I am either...
My mindset has actually changed for a positive. I was so NOT anywhere near ready for this baby. After moving from DE to WI at 32wks and having to get settled here with homeschooling Hannah and getting my son registered and in school (autistic) ... I just really had no desire to meet him anytime soon. I wanted to be preggo for another 20wks even though physically I was done.

But just recently I feel different about it. I feel like I am finally getting ready emotionally for him to join our family and prepare for the birth.

I'm glad my mindset has changed that way cause it was really bothering me that I couldn't get excited about it.

Now out of it? haha. I am pretty out of it too LOL
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I feel just weird. This weekend I had a little accident with the library book drop-off AND ran a stop sign at a totally familiar intersection. I'm so tired and my legs ache bad. My pelvis aches as well. Ugh. I'm due in 6 days. I can't wait!

I haven't been feeling any contractions or twinges though! I hope that's not bad.


I just saw you are in WIsconsin. Where are you???
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I'll chime in and echo everyone else. I have contractions all day and a couple of them were actually a little bit painful. I've been having period-like crampiness. I have to pee a couple times in the night, and walking to the bathroom is feeling more and more difficult. And on top of that I've got a cold. Yuck.
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I was extremely exhausted a week or so ago...then I noticed I gained a lump of weight in that time--growth spurt of the baby? Possibly--and that would make anyone tired!
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I have tons of energy and have been in nesting overdrive.I go to bed around 8pm and i'm up around 4am unable to sleep.I have been obsessively cleaning everything and getting things together.
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I have tons of energy and have been in nesting overdrive.I go to bed around 8pm and i'm up around 4am unable to sleep.I have been obsessively cleaning everything and getting things together.
You can come clean my house when you are done

I get overwhelmed just looking at the boxes left to unpack :
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I actually have a garage full of boxes too but i am just bringing one a day in and decorating the new house.I'm having fun making the place homey.I do have 4 kids as well so i am amazed i can do as much as i can right now so i will enjoy the extra energy!Getting to Wisconsin could be a challenge but with this energy i guess i could get my bike and put the baby in the bike seat and the other three in the bike trailer and travel the 2500 miles that way
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This past week has definately brought a change. I'm getting exhausted just doing simple chores around the house, living in the bathroom, I'm achy, it really hurts to stand up, my BH's are getting more and more frequent and more intense, I can't walk through them anymore, I have to stop what I'm doing, is like every 2 minutes. :

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I actually have a garage full of boxes too but i am just bringing one a day in and decorating the new house.I'm having fun making the place homey.I do have 4 kids as well so i am amazed i can do as much as i can right now so i will enjoy the extra energy!Getting to Wisconsin could be a challenge but with this energy i guess i could get my bike and put the baby in the bike seat and the other three in the bike trailer and travel the 2500 miles that way



We have a lot of our boxes in our spare bedroom that will be Jonas' someday. TONS of stuff in the garage. A lot of it is stuff that was still packed for 3yrs in our old house. I *need* to at least go through all the clothes cause chances are there are fall/winter clothes in there that the kids could be wearing now. When did you move? At least my sewing room is unpacked. lol
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yes! i'm definitely feeling different - much different. until about a week and half ago i had energy and then all of the sudden it has completely disappeared. and, i'm also have the out-of-body experiences and cannot remember for the life of me what i really did this past weekend. my brain feels like it has officially left my head.

i've been getting the period-like cramps for the past few days, have a few waves of nausea every now and then and am very achey when i get up in the morning - almost like i've been riding a horse or something. so weird.

it's nice to know i'm not alone.
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Definately tired. I feel like I just can't peel myself off the couch then -bam- I'll get a burst of energy and clean out the shed (yesterday). Oh, yes, that's so helpful...we'll be spending so much time with our little baby in the tool shed. WTH was I thinking?

I'm also really pulling in around myself. Sooooooo not interested in anything not having to do with my family. I've quit going to choir and I even skipped church yesterday because I just didn't want to deal with people. I'm tired of talking baby with everyone and their brother...except you guys! I'm getting very focused and just so not interested in small talk, KWIM?
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I hear you ladies! In addition to the all consuming fatigue I caught DD's head cold and it is kicking my in the rear BIG time. I am also so tired of people asking when they are going to "take those babies". First of all, nobody is taking anybody, and second, I am NOT DUE until the end of OCTOBER!!! Shut Up! I get at least 2 calls a night asking if I am STILL pregnant! Well duh, of cpurse I am. It is especially hard talking to the friends that have not had children yet. They just can't understnad why I won't let the doctors cut me open like last week and end it all. : This does not help me to be more patient with the 3 year old drama queen that is very done with mama being pregnant. Thank Goodness it's bedtime.

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yes! i'm definitely feeling different - much different. until about a week and half ago i had energy and then all of the sudden it has completely disappeared. and, i'm also have the out-of-body experiences and cannot remember for the life of me what i really did this past weekend. my brain feels like it has officially left my head.

i've been getting the period-like cramps for the past few days, have a few waves of nausea every now and then and am very achey when i get up in the morning - almost like i've been riding a horse or something. so weird.

it's nice to know i'm not alone.
Wow! That's me to at "T!" I'm hoping that it means I'll have the baby soon since at my last appointment (today) they told me I was measuring 42 cm - up from 38 ten days ago!! :

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I am so glad to read this thread and hear that I am not the only one feeling some of these things. I feel rotten. Honestly, I don't think I've ever felt worse in my life than this pregnancy. I've felt poisoned the whole time, from all the vomiting, all the food adversions, digestive upsets, heartburn - oh the heartburn! I threw up a few days ago for no apparent reason and spent the whole day yesterday feeling like I could throw up at the least suggestion. I actually bent over the trash can to throw something away last night and the mere suggestion of being that close to it made me gag.

I am anemic and tired. Any physical activity makes me so fatigued - like muscle tired and short of breath. It's nuts. I just want to hide in bed til this is over.

And the BH contractions! I had them with the first but they were just a tightening with no pain at all. These hurt! They hurt down low and I'm getting the cervical twinges you ladies are talking about too.

I never had any of this with the first pregnancy. If I had felt that bad with the first one, we'd be a one bio child family. This is definately my last pregnancy. I don't ever want to feel this bad again. Nine months of feeling horrible is really enough.

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i had another appointment with the midwife today, and she told me i'm 2-3 cm dialated and 50% effaced. i'm forcing myself to remain calm, but at the same time it feels good to know that my body is doing what it needs to do!

maybe we don't have too long to go now, media mama!
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i had another appointment with the midwife today, and she told me i'm 2-3 cm dialated and 50% effaced. i'm forcing myself to remain calm, but at the same time it feels good to know that my body is doing what it needs to do!

maybe we don't have too long to go now, media mama!
Well...not to burst your bubble, but I was 2-3cm dilated and 100% effaced at my 36 week appt. and didn't deliver for another 3 1/2 weeks...it could still be a while.

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Well...not to burst your bubble, but I was 2-3cm dilated and 100% effaced at my 36 week appt. and didn't deliver for another 3 1/2 weeks...it could still be a while.
: I am sorry to tell you this as well. With my first PG I was 2-3cm and 75% weeks before I was induced past my due date. Byt he time they did give me the pit. I didn't need anything else to get rolling because I was 4-5cm and 100% before I even got to the hospital.

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I'm totally beat as well. I feel EXHAUSTED all the time, like I just can't get enough sleep! I wake up tired, walk around all day tired, take a nap or TWO during the day whenever I can... the only time I'm not tired is when I'm supposed to go to bed! :

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I'm totally beat as well. I feel EXHAUSTED all the time, like I just can't get enough sleep! I wake up tired, walk around all day tired, take a nap or TWO during the day whenever I can... the only time I'm not tired is when I'm supposed to go to bed! :
: TOTALLY!

Plus I got a cold suddenly yesterday! I took the day of work. I just can't handle sitting inside under fluorescent lighting all day while feeling like s**t!

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