I'm 39 weeks and 5 days. I literally want to sit and cry. My partner working out for the last hour has sent me into a hissy fit because I've had to try and keep kids under control and I just feel like crying like a big baby. Everything is irritating the hell out of me, I feel like I'm losing it. Help me
Oh I would make sure you have everything ready, I was induced with my first, and when I was 40+4 with my second I phoned my husband at his work crying frantically because I was utterly convinced my body just didn't know what to do and I would be induced again. I then went in to an angry crying fit when he told me to try to calm down. It was completely out of character for me.
I went in to labour in the early hours of the morning I hope that's what's happening for you.
I suffered with terrible fits of hormonal rage in the last weeks. For me it didn't mean labour was imminent. Labour started after a few days of zen like calm. I think in retrospect, I was nervous, tired and suddenly overwhelmed.
I think it's likely you're just very pregnant. Either way, labour is very near. Just try and do whatever you can to feel comfortable and relaxed.
Big hugs OP, had to smile at all the posters who.are essentially saying "soon" or "in the next couple of days". I felt like that was all I heard towards the end. Infuriated me. I did have huge rage before labour though if that helps, my parents had travelled down to see me - because a watched pot just adds to the stress! - But they had to travel up north for a close friends funeral and I knew they needed to go and support the family. So I manged to put a calm face on all my pain until they left then poor DP got it with both barrels (to be clear I had the baby 12hrs after they left so want like I was in full blown labour but still!).
I found a walk on my own helped during 'the rage'! Got endorphins going, might help bring on labour too. I know you probably don't feel like it but I found it really helped, but only if on my own, otherwise I wanted to kill whoever I was with! Big hugs.
I didn't mean to make you feel deflated! Doesn't matter what I say or what anybody else says. I always found it rather comforting to know that all the old wives tales and people's nosey "have you had it yet?" crap was irrelevant. The baby would come when it was ready. And at full term, that's soon no matter which words strangers write on a screen.