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Late pregnancy whinging thread(39 Posts)
I'm 37 weeks, I'm exhausted. I can't get comfortable anywhere. My pelvis hurts if I have to walk further than about 3 yards or if I have to move after sitting still for a while. I can't concentrate on anything, my fingers are aching like a bastard. My feet are stolen and aching constantly. Every time I stand up I feel like the bottom of my bump is going to fall off. I'm constantly sweating, i feel sick if I eat and starving if I don't. I just want to sleep until the next 2 weeks are over. Basically I'm over this! Feel free to add your own complaints!
I feel you. I hated being pregnant. I also didn't finish work till 38 weeks which was a massive mistake!
Your baby will be here soonish. Rest up
I'm 37 weeks also. Everything as above. Can't sleep in any position that feels comfy. The constant needing toilet. Stretch marks breaking out even more so skin feeling tight and itchy. i get loads of Brixton hicks especially in the evenings and at night, anyone else experience this?
I'm sure it will all be worth it in the end!
I'm with you Pickle. I would also like to be able to turn over in bed without having to carefully plan my movement so my pelvis remains in tact and without having to be wide awake. Grr.
I am concerned that someone has stolen your feet though!
Hello to my people!
I'm 40 + 5 and complaints are as follows :
I thought I'd got away without stretch marks then three appear above my belly button like ive been attacked by a bear
My left nipple is leaking constantly
I feel as though someone has kicked me between the legs
I need shares in heartburn medication the rate I'm going through it
I'm also anemic so on iron tablets which i have to take with a meal but cant take heartburn relief for two hours either side of iron tablets
Ive had two sweeps and lost my mucus plug which weren't pleasant
On the up side i think I'm actually in labour tonight so fingers crossed it'll all be over soon!
Gosh sorry for the essay but 'D'H has man flu (aka the siffles) & has moaned all evening. I want to ram a watermelon up his nostril so he will actually have something to moan about!!
pickle try your feet in a basin of cool water, that helped me!
jollyjester your DH sounds like he is on thin ice! Hope your early labour signs carry on. The end is in sight...
38 weeks on Monday, had my last day before maternity leave yesterday.
I feel freakishly large, can't stand or walk for more than a minute without needing a wee.
When I wee, I'll finish, stand up... aaand I need a wee again.
Being so large, I get lots of comments and questions. Most are lovely, but I could really do without the unsolicited parenting advice or birthing horror stories.
The sweating. OMG, the sweating. I've always loved the summer as I used to feel the cold horrendously (13.5 tog quilt even in summer), which I now know was a side effect of a dodgy thyroid. Now I'm on treatment and heavily pregnant, I long for cold weather. Winter is coming? BRING IT.
Possibly TMI, but when I walk, it feels like my innards are going to fall out of my vagina.
A few weeks back I was diagnosed with PGP and had horrendous back pain. Thankfully that's gone, but now the front hurts.
I managed to go 35 years without ever having indigestion. Now I have it daily.
I also managed to go 35 weeks with no stretch marks, but now I've got a load on the underside of t'bump.
I have great difficulty putting socks and shoes on, and can't clip my own toenails. Or shave my minge.
Good luck with the labour, Jester!
I'll join in. I'm 39+5 and no signs of anything at all happening. Baby was measuring at almost 9lb last week so likely to be a giant (not helped by me going overdue which is likely as not a sniff if anything happening)
I've had very loose stools bordering on diarrhoea for the last two weeks (literally going like 6 times a day) which makes leaving the house or having a social life very difficult
Everyone in my NCT group has already given birth (most were early) lucky sods
After getting away with no stretch marks (religiously moisturising 3 times a day) three appeared underneath my bump this week
The constant phone calls text messages etc asking have you given birth yet have gotten on my last nerve I'm now (very rudely) just ignoring everyone
It takes me a gazillion years to walk anywhere because of the pressure/pain in my pelvis so I spend all day laying on the sofa at the mo which is unlikely to get anything moving
Had a meltdown with DH today and been crying on and off all day for no discernible reason (apart from a general sense of "fedupness"
So much more I could moan about but I'll stop there for now
Sleep is awful as I keep dreaming my waters are breaking/ having contractions/ going into labour only to wake myself up panicking that I'm going to wee the bed....
It feels like there is a kettle bell swinging from my vagina.
Im only 26+3 weeks anx already want to join this thread.. Oh dear
39+1 here and all of these things, bar the heartburn (thank fuck for small mercies). I am so frigging uncomfortable. But also feel almost completely unprepared for both birth and looking after 2 children. Current child seems to be stuck on 'whinge/tantrum' setting which isn't helping matters at all.
38+2 and pretty much everything above ( it's my right nipple that constantly leaks though rather than left ha-ha)
Also am anaemic so I just feel tired all the time, taking iron tablets which are playing havoc with my insides.
Ready for baby now please!
41&4days and absolutely worn down physically and emotionally currently reluctantly getting ready to have my third sweep. But I've already given up on going into labor myself, its started and stopped consistently. Its like my body has lied and lied and lied again and now i just cant trust anything its telling me. I also had SPD, swollen everything, heartburn indigestion, constipation then diarrhoea and lower back pain that never goes away. Ive been really positive the whole pregnancy thinking everything will be fine cause as every midwife tells you "your body knows what to do, trust your body" well no mine doesnt ffs. Anyway will be induced tomorrow and when she's here I'm sure all of these feelings will just disappear but atm god help anyone who pee's me off!!!
SORRY really needed that.
Hope all you guys don't go overdue and have easy relaxing births
39 weeks here. How come no one has mentioned piles Have you all managed to avoid that torture or just too polite? Two have appeared overnight even tho I've not been constipated and have eaten tonnes of fruit!
might as well have stuffed my self with junk food
Am adding carpal tunnel to the list too. I've heard there is a heatwave on the way next week so that's something else to look forward too
37 weeks and it is like late pregnancy symptom bingo around here. What will today bring? Frequent irritants are carpal tunnel, restless legs, breathlessness, exhaustion, thrush, piles, nausea and its companion heartburn. My boobs ache. They would probably ache less if they would leak, but I've never been a leaker. I tend towards oversupply.
These tend to come and go except between the hours of 1am and 3am where every single symptom comes together for two excruciating hours every night. I don't want to use the word misery to explain those two hours, but......
Last week was full of reassuring Braxton Hicks and bad cramping, but that all seems to have disappeared leaving me with the expectation that I am going to be heavily pregnant for the rest of my life.
I am ready. The babygros are folded and put away. Yesterday DH assembled the birth pool for the home birth and declared it isn't coming back down until after the birth. I appreciate his readiness, and know he is worried about home birth and being prepared cheered him right up. But that pool is taunting me with its tantalising promise of the baby on the outside.
The good news is that I am more fed up with pregnancy than I am worried about birth and a newborn now. The process is useful that way.
I also really want to go on a summer holiday. I see all these photos of people at beaches and lakes looking so warm and energetic.
I KNOW that having a baby is way better than a summer holiday. I KNOW this is irrational pregnancy mood. I still want to go to the beach and drink summer cocktails.
36+1 here. So I'm really not THAT pregnant compared to most of you. I have two weeks of work left, and I entirely and fully fed up. My I care button is no longer working.
At least it is winter where I am, and I'm carrying relatively small, so I'm spared the hell of a final stretch in full summer (I had that with DC1).
My darling two children are making my life hell. They are 6 and very nearly 4, and they cling to me for dear life. My DP wants to help, but they are horrid to him ("Go AWAY Daddy"). They want me to do bloody everything for them, and howl when I don't.
And I'm tired tired tired.
I'm still pregnant! The other night was a false alarm.
Still bloody here. Ive cleaned the entire house top to bottom every day for the last 3 days and nothing.
Ive no washing or ironing left to do.
I actually went to my mums and took some of her ironing i was that bored
And if one more person says 'relax cause you'll be so busy in a week or two' I swear I'll punch them in the throat.
DD is on summer holidays and is getting a bit bored in the house but DH doesn't like us going too far "in case something happens". So he offers to come too & we arent used to spending so much time together so hes doing my head in!!
Can I join?
37+2, pretty much the same as you OP but I'm stuck spending the first week of my maternity leave at my mum's house so decorators can come and go while she's at work. I'm in so much pain with SPD and struggling to even walk the few steps to the kitchen without my crutches. Don't even get me started on the stairs! I'm also just struggling to do anything for myself because of the pain.
I just want to go home where I've got my own double squishy bed and all the rooms are on the same level
and for everyone.
Picklebot, I feel for you! I'm only 31 weeks but can already identify with feeling like the bottom of my bump is going to fall off when I walk! Hope you have a smooth delivery.
Almost 35 weeks. Am I too early to join??
DH away, 2 toddlers to look after, tired and fed up and nothing is done, no bag packed no Moses basket.
Just want the baby here now!!
jollyjester would you like to come round and do some cleaning here
Sorry to hear it was a false alarm unless things have changed in the interim?! (Anyone getting tired of constantly being asked if baby is here yet?)
WellErrr my hospital bag is barely packed , at this rate I'm coming out of hospital wrapped in a towel only!
I'm feeling pretty glum. Pregnancy insomnia and night time contractions are meaning my nights are crap and then I have no energy for anything in the daytime either. Not feeling excited about baby arriving, just wrung out and irritable. What can I do to perk myself up?
39 weeks here. How come no one has mentioned piles grin Have you all managed to avoid that torture or just too polite
No piles for me yet, so yay, I guess?!
Husband's come down with a nasty sickness and diarrhoea bug (or food poisoning), so my usual ropey sleep was even worse than usual last night. He's been alternating between throwing up, sharting, and furiously bleaching everything because he doesn't want me to get it, bless him.
I'm absolutely shattered, but can't nap because we've got a carpenter in, plus once he's gone I've got to go to the shop and get some Immodium for the shart wizard.
Also, I've still not quite got my head around the fact I'm going to be a mother in a few weeks (all being well). Still seems unreal!
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