I need to rant! I'm 37 weeks today, feel like a beached whale, been totally drained today and no energy to even have a shower without having to have a rest half way through. I'm not sleeping and all food repeats on me for hours. The baby feels too big for my body and I've had enough now! Waaaaahhhh! !!
I feel your pain. It really is the most uncomfortable thing ever. The worst thing is when people say 'get all the sleep you can now!'.....they forget you have to pee every hour, have restless legs and get cervical dagger pains everytime the baby moves. But that feels like ages ago now as my little girl is now 5 months, but i had to comment since i went 15 days OVER. That was a struggle lol
Ahh no can't face going 2 weeks over, really don't want a December baby - too near Christmas!!
I keep alternating between running up & down stairs, cleaning floors etc to try and get things going and relaxing to get oxytocin levels up. Suspect nothing will help until little one decides it's time
Ditto I'm 37 weeks this week and I'm completely huge, swollen, full of wee and fed up My poor toddler is bored as mummy is no fun- luckily my friends with children have been coming round so she's been playing with them. Its so much harder second time around!
I've got a December baby, she is the 22nd! I know the feeling, although my baby is 10 months I still remember the last few weeks being hell! I had terrible constipation, couldn't get comfy and spent hours in the bath as it was the only place I could slightly relax! I hated peeing every 10 minutes and I just wanted days to pass! However I'm Ttc so I guess the baby is worth it! Lol. Good luck with everything
I feel like that already and I'm only 31 weeks, I have a 13 month old who is into everything. Also taking my other children to school and pushing a pushchair up and down a very steep hill is horrendous. I do try to rest as much as possible but when I do my restless legs (but feels like it's my whole body) starts. Not looking forward to having all that, eldest who is nearly 15 but can not do much (who had a very bad break to his ankle) and looking after my husband who is having a vasectomy on Friday on top of everything else. I hate moaning because then I feel awful because I should feel lucky to ba able to have children. Aww hormones hey.
Thanks takestwo that is reassuring. I think I'm just worn down by it all. This has been the longest 9 months ever! I never glowed either, just went through various different types of feeling crap. I don't want my baby to be born early but at the same time I want this to be over!
I think it does get easier towards the end, maybe because you put less expectations on yourself. I have only left the house once this week so far and if people want to see me they can come to me. I need to relax and get my oxytocin levels up!!
I think knowing you will have your baby within a couple of weeks helps too, although it is maddening that you just don't know when that will be and you really don't want to have to wait until the last moment. I realise having a December baby probably isn't that bad, it just feels like a mental cut off for me.
I feel the same, I'm 37 weeks with dc4, tired but seem to have endless energy not slept a full night in weeks and just want this baby out as it physically hurts when he moves - I think I'm growing a champion boxer!
34 weeks today and really feeling it today! DH is currently cooking tea and is planning to build me a fort out of pillows to help me get comfortable for the evening. I'm tired, boobs hurt, horrible heartburn and cannot move without the help of someone else because of my SPD...
...but then I feel guilty as HELL after complaining because DC1 is so badly wanted and it isn't the baby's fault really...
I read another thread where someone described their pelvic pain as "like being kicked in the lady garden" I have that too - it's so much worse at night when I am trying to roll over or get up for a wee.
We are brave soldiers, ladies. We must keep up the fight, even though it hurts like hell xxx