Need a bit of a moan 39 weeks and feeling down(6 Posts)
Sorry probs going to sound very moany and ungrateful but I'm feeling fed up.
Two weeks ago started getting lots of cramping, tightening, lots of symptoms that would make you think Yey it's happening. But nothing now these last four days nothing. Only thing went on a mad nesting spree yesterday but even that's wore off.
I live next I door to the most annoying people ever, if we go out side you can see the women looking out the window if we try to sit in our garden they all come out shouting really loud, she's is common as muck and she's always shouting at her kids or dog or cats vile women. She clearly fancies my hubby as she literally stands on our fence to talk to him but with me it's just hello if I say hello first. Today my mum and sister came over went to sit in garden and they all come out so we ended up going in, then about 30 mins ago I cooked tea and went and sat outside to eat it and again they heard us go outside so they went out in to their garden making a racket. arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
To top it off friends have been texting last few days see if I'm in labour yet. Lovely that my friends are so supportive but there's certain people who are work mates who only text me because they want to be the first to know.
I feel so down no signs of labour at all. I can't imagine how I'll feel if i go over due. I feel so restless and my feet a swollen if i go to shops or for a walk I'm in agony sorry for the long rant lol
When I say this, bear in mind that I have gone to +8 and +9 with my older children and am now nearly 39 weeks with no. 3, so I know how you feel a bit...
You have to let go of the idea that going overdue is a disaster. And of the 'what if' analysing. With DD2 I had BH's almost constantly from 36 weeks and I drove myself round the twist. By the time she came I a woman on the edge. It doesn't do anything, and it really doesn't help your emotional state.
This time round I have made a very, very conscious effort to assume that anything before 42 weeks is fine. I haven't told anyone my due date. I have made plans right up to my official date. Because up to 42 weeks is totally normal, and with my history it is pretty likely. Again, I'm having masses of BH's and have also had a couple of occasions where I have woken up in the night to contractions (which have eased off after an hour or so), but I am trying not to read anything into it.
It is easier to get on with things with two older ones (particularly since it's the school holidays!) but try and keep busy and consciously let what will be, be. Make a plan for every day, even if that plan is 'go for a swim after lunch' or 'walk to nearest café and have a coffee'.
Good luck. I know it can be miserable.
I'm 39 weeks tomorrow and have had no sign whatsoever that this baby wants to come out. I'm with penguins, I am assuming that I will go to my due date and probably beyond.
Feeling a bit rubbish today though - last weekend I overdid it and was knackered until Wednesday, so trying to take it easy, but that means staying at home while DH and DS go and do things like play in the park etc - wish I could be as energetic as normal
It didn't help that my mum rang up this morning and said 'have you had the baby yet?' - she is booked in as childcare for DS when it does eventually happen, so she knows I haven't!
Trying not to think about it and enjoy the fact that I can give DS all the (non-energetic) attention that he wants for the next couple of weeks...
39 weeks today and Fed up. Have two other kids too.
I drove myself mad with dc2 as dc1 had come early. But I went 5 days over so trying to keep calmer this time.
Not easy though!
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