I am a sensible person, generally, but at 38 weeks and some change, I seem to have metamorphosed into a labour-obsessed nitwit. I know what the actual signs of imminent labour are, being able to read the internet and already having one DC, but I can't seem to help myself thinking 'ooh, I wonder if this means...' etc and so on. This week, my symptoms have included:
A stuffy nose with a bit of blood in it My feet feeling 'funny' (not caused, as you might expect from the 5 miles of walking I did that day) A mild headache that lasted about 5 minutes Being quite tired
And no actual, real symptoms. Does anyone else do this, or am I, in fact, the nitwit I appear to be?
I was exactly the same before my dd arrived. From about 34 weeks (I had some mild bleeding) I found 'symptoms' all one the place. Ironically the one night dh came home and asked if I'd had any signs to which I said no was the night my waters went!
Any bowel movement from stubborn to loose Any mood from euphoric to downright despair Almost any sensation in bump, back or pelvis Regular inspection of pants and deciding the contents are highly significant Headache My snoring getting worse
I'm with you on the wind and BM's! It's so discouraging after feeling a bit of pain which you make yourself believe 'is this it'?? Then... Poooof! Lol
Iv been having every symptom under the sun with 10 days to go. Had my first intense pains yesterday (grand sum of 2) with no wind/BM.. Couldn't believe it lol. Had this feeling all week to stay close to home.
But today I have to venture to the other side of town as mum thought to cheer me up she would treat me to a hair colour and cut ) it'll be my luck that my waters will break in the hairdressers.. Woke up with cramping in my back and tummy lol and choosing to ignore it!