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Anyone up for another 'late pregnancy - misery loves company' thread?

(302 Posts)
KitKat1985 Tue 25-Oct-16 08:20:50

Just that really. I'm 35+1 now and feel seriously huge, and I keep bumping into things. Everything feels like a bloody effort. I have a 2 year old DD who I am exhausted by as she has limitless energy. And I have to pee approximately 8000 times a day.

Part of me just wants this to be over now, but then I also am freaked out about having to cope with a toddler and a newborn, so another part of me just wants this baby to stay a bump for as long as possible.

There must be some other ladies out there in the late pregnancy stage who would like to pull up a chair and have a moan with me? Maybe whilst eating cake ?

Yup! 37+2, my DD is 18 months old and feel exactly the same mix of can't wait for out to be over and how the he'll will I cope when it is!

Squtternutbosch Tue 25-Oct-16 09:20:05

I'all join! 39+2, my doctor said weeks ago that stuff was starting to happen and it "won't be long now" and....zip. Zilch. Nada. I'm still feeling just about ok but i'm so tired all the time and so heavy and lumbering. And the more time I have to wait, the more time I have to lie awake at night and ponder all the awful possibilities presented on the "what happens to your body after you give birth" thread!!

Sausagema Tue 25-Oct-16 09:31:32

Me. I'm 36+3 with my first and after being all smug and comfy until Saturday, late pregmancy discomfort has hit me like a ton of bricks. Baby's head has engaged so now bending is very painful and difficult, putting on shoes and jeans is a pita, yet baby is all lovely and stretched out under my ribs and therefore causing heartburn ranitidine is only just keeping to a manageable level and making me feel full and sick all the time.
Woe is me. Trying to stay positive, so many people have it worse etc etc. Scan later on this morning so looking forward to one last peek at our wee baby before we see it in real life!

Machighlands27 Tue 25-Oct-16 09:48:54

37 weeks here and know your pain! Feel like a Whale! Can't leave the house now as even a few steps is painful and exhausting, also need to pee every 10 mins and can't get comfortable anywhere so sleep is something I long for! I also have an abdominal oedema that's gotten so big I refer to it as my third super boob! Can't wait for DD to be born now! sad
Group hug ladies! flowers

KitKat1985 Tue 25-Oct-16 09:59:46

Ahh I knew I wouldn't be alone. Let's all have some cake.

I think the constant peeing (day and night) is driving me the most mad. Yesterday I popped into town (5 minute drive) and peed before I left the house. First thing I had to do after parking was go find the public loos!

I hope the scan goes well later sausagema. x

Sausagema Tue 25-Oct-16 10:02:54

The peeing! Being absolutely bursting, rushing there and it being literally a dribble, INFURIATING! OH enquires "worth it?" Post bathroom visit now grin


Coconutcoconut Tue 25-Oct-16 10:11:31

Another one here at 37 weeks today. Just getting over a nasty cold and so so so so tired and all the time. Also my mood is swinging between super grumpy and overly emotional which is fun. Can't wait to meet my little girl now! Aaaaaargh

Kittenrush Tue 25-Oct-16 10:17:00

38+6....send help xxx

CeCeBloomer Tue 25-Oct-16 10:19:46

37 weeks here with a 2.5yr old dd who is running me ragged and I can't put my own tights on anymore. 3.5 stone off happy weight and feeling like a total blimp and still can't stop eating! However, want baby to stay in for at least 3ore weeks as only finished work and want a break first!

Baz13 Tue 25-Oct-16 10:26:00

39+2 and ready for eviction day! I could carry on with a list of crap that I am feeling, but I am so done with this pregnancy now sad

I keep thinking to myself 'not long now' and then realise I can go 12 days over my due date sad Although i'm booked in for a stretch and sweep next Tue, and really wishing that will do something; although with my second child I had 3, and was 3 cm for a week with nothing, not even a twinge!!

I cannot wait to be able to put my knickers on without sounding like i'm about to keel over! Oh and hold my baby of course blush

smellsofelderberries Tue 25-Oct-16 12:43:26

🙋🏻 37+3 and really starting to feel it now. Pushing the trolley around the supermarket today, along with mopping the floors did something to my upper stomach muscles and they feel like they're burning and tearing. Not ideal. Expected to take my top off this evening and see 1000 angry stretch marks but thankfully skin still looks fine.
I've been living in vest tops and my one maternity top and jeans, now wishing I'd bought a few more shirts, feels a waste now so late in the game!

waitingforwombat Tue 25-Oct-16 13:20:21

40+1 here. False labour every night for 2 weeks. Fed up, tired and uncomfortable. Going for sweep today, really hoping it does some good. Went to 42 weeks last time, and think I might kill someone if I go that long again.....

KitKat1985 Tue 25-Oct-16 16:27:30

Oh gosh yes smellsofelderberries I am hating every item of maternity clothing I own. I'm sick of the sight of the handful of items I own that are suitable for the cooler weather, and having put on 3 stone (sobs bitterly) I can't see me fitting into my 'normal' clothes for an eternity.

I hope the sweep works for you waitingforwombat, x

Kittenrush Tue 25-Oct-16 16:37:29

I've put 3 on too kitkat. Midwife made me get on the scales the other day. My chin has chins and my thighs are now best friends. I'm not happy

waitingforwombat Tue 25-Oct-16 16:56:53

Cervix so far back MW couldn't do a sweep. Eaten most of a packet of chocolate covered stollen to commiserate. No chance baby soon here...

hopeful31yrs Tue 25-Oct-16 17:10:29

Hi ladies! Can I join in? 37+1 and fed up. Booked for c section exactly 39 weeks. Have spent the morning vomiting after baby has gone into a position where his bum is in my stomach. Not keeping fluids down at present although it's been a while since my last vomit.

I've gained about 3st too. Hate looking in the mirror. Pelvis is sore to walk. Can only sleep propped up due to reflux. Wake at 3/4am every morning.

Sausagema Tue 25-Oct-16 17:19:06

Scan was all good. Can't wait to meet our wee one.

I miss eating and not feeling sickly full for hours after. I had half a baked potato at 2pm and I'm on the verge of hurling I'm so full. But I would like to eat food as I can't drink bloody wineenvy. To be fair I'm unlikely to waste away, I've put on less than a stone but I am a chubber anyway so really didn't need to put anything on.

This thread is giving OH a lovely rest from the whinging. grin

Pops1985 Tue 25-Oct-16 19:24:10

I'm only 34+3 but still have another 3 weeks with a bitch of a commute! I really feel for you ladies with toddlers, I can't imagine coming home as tired as I am and having to deal with a little one! Also can't bend over to do my shoes up/ put tights on. Oh and the Braxton hicks- holy hell. All day every day. Thanks for the chance to rant smile

crocodarl Tue 25-Oct-16 19:50:18

Hi everyone! Me too, me too! 39+3, Michelin lady with heartburn here. Was on a similar thread to this a couple of weeks ago, someone used the term 'fanny daggers' ... I hadn't heard that one before but know exactly what she meant right now, guessing most of you will too...

smellsofelderberries Tue 25-Oct-16 23:14:59

Sausage I have to say, I'm a little jealous of your shrunken stomach capacity, mine has not done that and I'm still putting on about 1lb a week. I'm about to hit the 200lb mark, husband was shocked when I said that (hmm) because apparently I don't look that big. Nice of him to say!

Gabby786 Wed 26-Oct-16 01:59:24

I'm due on Friday and still no signs apart from a tightness in my tummy. This baby needs to arrive NOW! Lol

Nikki2ol6 Wed 26-Oct-16 08:55:10

I'm 30 weeks and found out my heart is weak.... something they would expect to see in a 60 year old. But they do believe it would repair itself after my baby is born. So I feel breathless and my heart races a lot. I feel so so drained but I have other kids and my partner works full time so I never have a break. I dread to think how bad I will feel in 10 weeks!!!! And 10 weeks seams forever away. We also learned our baby has major heart defects and will require heart surgery within days of birth. So in a way I want to stay pregnant forever where he's safe. But at the same time I haven't got the energy. I feel so moany when people ask how I'm feeling so I try to keep it simple, oh you know tired lol. Once my sickness ended at around 19 weeks I felt amazing!!! But now with the baby getting big my heart is finding it harder but they have told me it's not dangerous it just feels nasty for me.

WickerHearts Wed 26-Oct-16 09:37:16

Hi ladies, 36 weeks today over here and definitely up for cake with you lovely lot...

Feeling lucky to not be really uncomfortable during the day yet, though getting lots of hip pain during the night..l
Anyone else getting a shooting feeling going down into their cervix/vagina when baby moves? Wondering if this means baby is engaging?!


KitKat1985 Wed 26-Oct-16 09:46:49

Sorry to hear you and baby are having such a rough time Nikki2o16. flowers

WickerHearts yes I think that might mean the baby is engaging.

I also sort of wished I had a reduced stomach capacity. I am constantly hungry and eating. I really, really need to cut down on the cake or I'm going to be enormous.

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