The last couple of days I've just felt like shit. Feel sick, backs sore, every movement baby makes hurts like she's not got enough room, i cant get comfy and i just want to cry. Im 36 weeks, have i got this for the next 4 (or 6) weeks or has anyone got anything good to tell me?!
The home stretch! It’s brutal. I’m sorry but it sounds very normal those last weeks feel like an eternity and it can be almost maddening because you simply cannot escape the uncomfortable feeling. It’s probably not possible but try giving yourself something to do- Netflix overdose, knitting, crafting, extra sleeps... anything! Your little human will be here soon
You can get drunk and eat your weight in blue cheese in 4-6 weeks? Unlikely you'll have the energy or want to but we can pretend. My babies came at 36/37 weeks, not that I want yours to but it might be sooner than you think. It's easier to feed them and remember where you left them when they're still inside your tummy. That's all I've got
I'll definitely be finding the energy for a glass of wine when this is over! People keep saying 'you feel crap now wait until the baby's here' but id much rather feel like crap from looking after my baby and letting my body recover! Im happy for a 37 weeker, if she grows anymore i feel like i might pop!
I felt soooo much better after having DD2 than in the last month or so of pregnancy. And I slept better with a newborn waking up for feeds every few hours than the trillions of times I woke up for wees in the night during pregnancy.
It's bloody awful OP (and I stupidly managed to be heavily pregnant during the summer TWICE) and remember sobbing because I felt so hot and miserable. With my second I had gestational diabetes and could eat anything fun either!! I know women have it much worse (HG for example) but I felt very sorry for myself!
Luckily my waters broke at 36 weeks (after I twiddled my nipples the night before just to see what would happen!) and I was put out my misery! For me the labour was the easy bit and I NEVER want to be pregnant again!
OP - Like Cheeky I felt SO MUCH better dealing with a newborn compared with being heavily pregnant. People talk rubbish! I also slept better and (once I'd recovered from the CS) enjoyed being able to actually move around again .
Oh it’s so tough. But when I sat on the sofa with 2 day old DS, eating salt and chilli prawns that for months the thought of would have made me throw up, having a wee glass of prosecco, I just felt SO much better than I had the day before he was born. Tattered fanny aside I felt so much healthier with him out.
That grumpy angry pmt feeling is often a sign of labour approaching. My mw said it was good as it meant hormone levels were changing and was very common in the run up to labour. I'm guessing a week and you'll have your baby.
I drove round a carpark crying in anger because I couldn't find a parking space and I was really grumpy and uncomfortable. Someone nipped into the only space left and I thought I would explode!
And what really pissed me off was I could not sleep for love nor money. If it wasn't painful heartburn - I had to sleep sitting up, it was just hormonal wakefulness. I think that is very cruel. It's the last chance for unbroken sleep! I slept better after the baby arrived.
Bogmoppit i hope you're right about labour coming sooner rather than later! The last few weeks I've felt fine, a bit tired but otherwise thinking yeah I've got this third trimester thing sorted, feeling well and quite chirpy. Then BAM yesterday and today NOPE I'm seeing the mw tomorrow, she might have some good news for me lol
I nipple twiddled to try and and get them used to the feeding sensation for when baby came and then I felt a let down and was shocked! I know lots of women have leaky boobs during pregnancy but I didn't with my first. That morning my waters broke and I was so happy!!
DD2 is 4 months old now and has started sleeping for 6 hour stretches which is bliss! I had wine with dinner last night and it's no nice knowing I can eat anything I want without worrying about listeria/gestational diabetes etc.
Good luck OP- hope the baby comes quickly and safely!
I totally feel your pain, 36 weeks here too and this baby can’t come soon enough. When I say that I mean it needs to wait a week as I’m still at work!
I can’t even complain really I’ve had the easiest pregnancy going so far (touch wood) but these past couple of days I keep getting swollen hands and carpal tunnel has set in. When I wake in the night I can’t bend my fingers.
I always said I wanted 3 children, this is my first and I’ve told my DH that we aren’t having another!