You know, Lisa, your DH would probably say the same thing my DH says, "all you have to do is ask"...totally missing the point of them knowing without being told or asked. Ggggrrrr. I feel your pain, although probably far reduced by no bickering children.
I'm thinking of you. Your body knows what it is doing. I hope you were/are able to relax some tonight.
Sounds like things are gearing up. Try not to stress - easier said than done.....
Thanks everyone for the support. I don't think anything is going to happen tonight. Nothing has changed - of course I can't reach (or recognize!) my cervix, so that part I am completely in the dark about, but as far as contractions, etc., no change. Honestly, in spite of the fact that I am terribly uncomfortable these days, I don't feel emotionally ready to stop being pregnant, if that makes sense. I never imagined going this early, so I've assumed all along that I have at least a couple more weeks to go, and knowing how I will miss it when it's over - this definitely being our last - I guess I just want to hang onto it a bit longer. Besides, we have yet to settle on a name (although I think we're finally getting close!), and I have a pregnancy massage scheduled for next Thursday evening! I'd really like the opportunity to enjoy that, as who knows when I'll get another chance to have a massage after the baby is born.
Michael got home after running his errands this afternoon and spent the next couple of hours pulling furniture out of the bedroom and putting together the bassinet - so, no, I didn't get any down time. He had plans to go jam tonight (he plays guitar in a band), and was itching to get out the door for that. I have to say that I am completely irked at him at the moment. It would have been nice if he would have stayed home just because of how I'm feeling, but seems like he won't pass up an opportunity to go play guitar unless I'm in full blown labor. I could have told him that I wanted/needed him to stay home, but it's just not worth it if I have to spell it out for him, kwim? Men. So instead, I sit here feeling pissed off. I think I'll send him a text saying my water broke just to send a shock wave through him
And now I'm going to crawl into bed and watch a movie. Hope I'm in a better mood tomorrow.
Oh, Lisa, I'm sorry you had a rough day. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.
Sorry you're not getting the downtime you need. Is there any way you could talk to Michael and find a time this week for you to get a few hours to yourself?
Hey Lisa, I hope you are feeling a bit better today. Men definitely don't look at a situation and automatically see what to do like we do. I told DH the other day that I was very frustrated with him because he is hanging at the computer watching me struggle doing laundry without saying "sit down, I'll do that." I realized I should have asked for help.
I'm just getting caught up on everything going on with you. I can't imagine being all alone only a week or two after the baby is born with the other children to care for. I wish there was someone who could come and stay with you while Michael is out of town.
Like you, I also feel like this pregnancy and baby are slightly abstract until now. Actually I still haven't quite wrapped my head around it.
Here I am today, at either 37 weeks 2 days, or 37 weeks 6 days, depending on which due date we go by. I know I keep lamenting this, but I am HUGE.
I am starting to feel scared about what my mw mentioned on the phone yesterday about excessive amnio fluid, and what that could mean. I did a quick search on the internet (she advised me not to, as she said it would needlessly freak me out) and came up with some scary stuff. Anyone have any insight or info/experience with this?
I think I'll post a regular thread on the board too.
Oh, Lisa, it seems that many things are attempting to disrupt your intention of entering these last couple of weeks with a calm and serene mind. I don't have any idea about the fluid, but I did want you to know that I would have done exactly what you did (and your MW told you not to do!), go online and start reading. I hope you are able to make whatever decisions are necessary to put your mind back at rest. I'm thinking of you, as always.
Lisa, if it's weighing heavily on your mind, I think it's worth a quick u/s just to check the fluid levels. If it's nothing, it will put your mind at ease. If there is some extra fluid, then you'll be aware of it and can take any extra precautions you need to. At least you'll know one way or the other.
Good luck at the u/s and let us know what it shows.
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