Hi Alexandria. I'm so excited to see you here. I didn't know you were planning a home birth. I'm looking forward to reading all about it! Also, how very exiting about getting cloth for the new baby. We will likely have to purchase all of ours. I can relate to the person that said people treated cloth like it was the plague - I'm not anticipating receiving any - LOL! I'm glad to hear that you're feeling pretty good and so glad that I popped into this forum before I missed all the excitement!
yay for a good app!
I didn't get much sleep last night, but not by choice. DH let DD sleep with me, he slept on the couch so she just wanted to talk and mess around until.... 12:30/1am!
I'm hoping to take a nap, and have her take one with me, but I can hear her talking and playing in her room, so it might be difficult. I think I dropped this morning for sure though because when I was eating breakfast (or getting it ready) I felt a lot of pressure; since then though it's not so bad. This morning/last night I had some "cramping" I guess, but nothing that's significant, or seems like it. I think for me it's weird because I never got that feeling like I had a hard time breathing or anything, maybe because I'm tall (5' 9") and I have a long torso so there's more room for her but I never felt restricted so it's hard to just say, "oh I can finally breathe! so I know she dropped." Then I've been having more BH, but it's more so of me feeling it coming on, then only the area where Brooke is tightens up, not my whole stomach so I'm not sure if that's much of a BH or what it means.
I keep telling Brooke to wait until next week at least, and Callie keeps telling her that too so hopefully she'll listen. I guess part of me feels like I'm only 36 weeks along even though I'm 37 weeks and I've expected Brooke to want to come either on or after her due date like her sister.... but I guess the good part is, she'll come when she's ready, so if that's next week then it is. I'm not ready to not be pregnant anymore and I feel like it's still too soon.
Being tall (or not, in my case!) is a definite factor in how much abdominal pressure you'll feel at the end of pregnancy, but pressure in your pelvis is a good sign the baby dropped. Planning on having the baby later than sooner is also a great plan, you'll be mentally ready in good time but in lieu of complications the extra few weeks are only a good thing for her little body
I figured it out! --- The best way to describe the feeling down there that I've been having since last night (off and on). It feels more "painful" than what the swab feeling is like when you get a pap. So I guess it's safe to assume it's something going on with my cervix perhaps? I think I'll turn on a HypnoBabies track and try to fall asleep, and see if it happens again and how my relaxation helps out.
Totally sounds like you are getting some cervical action. I had pinchy cervix feelings the night before Will was born. Hope you get some rest today, just in case someone makes an early arrival! :P
I got a good night's sleep, didn't wake up to use the bathroom except for once, but it was the time DH usually gets up to get ready for work (and he was sound asleep). I love listening to the HypnoBabies tracks at nighttime, even though 90% of the time I fall asleep and wake up mid-night with it off and my headphones still on Today I'll be running errands and maybe DD and I will go to the Wild Animal Park, that is if DH took his truck today and not my car (I've been having issues with his truck). If he took mine though I'll be sticking around at home and going on walks around the neighborhood. I guess the good part about being in nesting mode is the house is always clean now
Yay to getting a good nights sleep! I was the same with my nighttime listening and the headphones...lol...I'd take up tangled in them sometimes. Hope you make it out to the Wild Animal Park today. This is the perfect time of year because its not too hot and you can get some serious walking in. Man I miss living in SoCa! Hope there is some cervical action happening for you with all those new feelings but that little lady hangs on until she is ready.
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)
Glad things are going well. I hope you get some good sleep!
big boy 12.8.07 @ 39+2 7lbs 8oz, 20.5" BFed for 13 months
middle boy 8.12.09 @ 39+4 7lbs 9oz, 21" BFed for 13.5 months
little boy 4.26.11 @ 38+4 6lbs 14oz, 19.5" BFed for 26 months
baby boy 10.25.13 @ 41+0 8lbs 15oz, 21.5"
8.16.12 & 12.16.12
Yay for good sleep!