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Just a normal miserable part of pregnancy?

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Twitchett22 Tue 06-Feb-18 19:40:41

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?!

BigBaboonBum Tue 06-Feb-18 20:30:17

The home stretch! It’s brutal. I’m sorry but it sounds very normal flowers 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 flowers

InappropriateUsername Tue 06-Feb-18 20:33:41

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

BigBaboonBum Tue 06-Feb-18 20:37:33

@InappropriateUsername haha grin

CoffeeAndCupcakes85 Tue 06-Feb-18 20:38:55

No advice or positive slants I'm afraid, but I completely sympathise. I'm 38 weeks and have felt like you feel for ages now. Literally counting down the days grin.

Twitchett22 Tue 06-Feb-18 20:41:01

grin 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!

KimmySchmidt1 Tue 06-Feb-18 20:43:17

I’m 41 weeks and can confirm it is normal to feel bloody awful!

Cheekylittlenumber Tue 06-Feb-18 20:50:22

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!

CoffeeAndCupcakes85 Tue 06-Feb-18 21:05:20

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 grin.

Notlostjustexploring Tue 06-Feb-18 21:14:35

I can confirm that you do indeed feel better once the baby is out. Sleep may be in short supply, but it's blissful, beautiful comfortable sleep!!!
I hated the final stretch. You have my sympathy!!

Buglife Tue 06-Feb-18 21:17:27

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.

Twitchett22 Tue 06-Feb-18 21:19:58

Defo going to be spending every single day nipple twiddling!

Bogmoppit Tue 06-Feb-18 21:23:26

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!

Baby arrived two days later!

Bogmoppit Tue 06-Feb-18 21:25:14

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.

Twitchett22 Tue 06-Feb-18 21:36:25

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 angry I'm seeing the mw tomorrow, she might have some good news for me lol

Cheekylittlenumber Thu 08-Feb-18 06:34:05

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!

MrsLoz Thu 08-Feb-18 10:35:26

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!

blinkineckmum Thu 08-Feb-18 13:27:46

I'm 34 weeks and have felt like you for at least 2 weeks! Sailed through my last 2 pregnancies, but it's different having 2 preschoolers with me all the time I'm not at work!

Potteryprincess30 Thu 08-Feb-18 17:18:04

@InappropriateUsername so much yes to all this smile

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