I love weekends! I get to hang out and spend time with my wonderful husband, and now this weekend has come to an end. I'm going to pout for a minute.
Today started out rocky, but ended up pretty darn good. My husband didn't sleep last night because he hates his job and staying up on Saturday night is a weird way of prolonging the weekend. Of course that means that he wants to sleep Sunday away, but I didn't let that happen today. We needed to go to my dad's house so he could fix my car window (automatic window motor thing stopped working) and they invited us to eat lunch with them. I did NOT want to take Evan by myself. I don't like taking him myself any more than I have to these days because the terrible 2's have hit and he doesn't listen to me at all, no matter what I say, do, or what punishment is inflicted upon him. So frustrating! Anyway, I had a meltdown this morning because Evan kept telling me no to everything I said, and then peed on the floor and I fell apart because our 2 dogs have started peeing on the floor. I told Mike that everyone in our house pees on the floor except for me and him, and if my water breaks in a huge gush, then I'm out too (even though that's not pee), lol...that made him laugh. Anyway, it resulted in a huge pregnant hormonal breakdown and I cried for a good half hour. My husband decided he would get up and go with me then, even though he didn't want to. He admitted later that he had a really good time, much better than if he sat at home moping around all day. Ya think? lol
My dad is the only person on this planet that doesn't think I'm huge. In fact, according to him, I could go another 3 weeks, lol.
Other than that, I've had a few contractions off and on, but nothing even remotely painful. She's still active, but not as active as she's been. I can feel a little fist above each hip bone, and she moves those around a lot, plus some little kicks up at the very top of my belly. I'm pretty sure she's facing my back, but I can't be 100% sure about that.
And...it's 9pm on Sunday night and I am in the middle of baking a chocolate cake. I'm thinking that's a little weird. I usually don't bake at this time of night.
I think cooking and baking are another form of nesting. I have been doing both like crazy, but never get the urge to scrub anything.
I can empathize on the dog front, too, except in our case it's poop I'm dealing with all time. DS is mostly potty trained, but he still has poop accidents from time to time, and our dog went through a week of needing to go in the middle of the night and finding a convenient place to do so somewhere in the house (thankfully usually on the hardwood floors, so at least easy to clean up), which brought on a poop-related meltdown for me, too.
Glad you had a good weekend with DH and DS!
I woke up this morning and am in so much pain it's almost unbearable to walk. I have SPD and it is a bear! Thankfully, I had scheduled a chiropractor appt this morning at 11, and I'll go again on Thursday if this little girl doesn't make an appearance before then (please God let her come already!) Turning over in bed last night felt like my pelvis was ripping apart. I'm really starting to get a little concerned about delivery. I'm so glad I'll have the birth pool, so I hope that will make some of the positions more comfortable. I'm not even sure I could squat if I wanted to, at least not on dry land. Anyone have experience with this? If so, how did you handle delivery?
I am so sorry you are in so much pain. I had bad spd with my 2nd child. It was awful. How did the chiro go? Hopefully baby will be here soon.
Christy birth doula, Hypnobabies instructor, small business owner & most importantly MOMMY.
I haven't dealt with the pubic pain and stuff up until just recently... except last pregnancy. It was so bad!! I totally know what you mean by not being able to hardly walk. Unfortunately, I never found anything to really help when I had it with DD. This time I have done stretches, squats, and exercises from the moment I found out I was pregnant to try to avoid it. It's been much better, but it is finally starting to hit again. Sometimes it helps if I have been laying down to sit up for a few minutes before actually trying to stand. It seems to hurt worse after I have been laying on my side for any length of time.
I'm sorry you are so uncomfortable... hopefully she will decide she's fully baked and you can get some relief.
Ariel & John: Military Family since May 17, 2006
Sylvia: 12/18/08, Justus: 9/17/10, Bunni: 5/11/12, Surprise Baby: Guess Date 11/5/13
Amber, keep hanging in there. SPD is no fun! I had it with Will and this time, too. My birth ball helps me to an extent, the chiropractor, too, and for some reason even though walking hurts I feel better after a run. I'm no help in the delivery area, but I have faith that God will give you everything you need to come through it just fine. Hang in there!!
Anne, mommy to five:
Lillian, born 12-24-10
Will, born 10-19-07
New little one, due 9-19-2012
Lucas Robert, born to Jesus @ 18 weeks on 12-26-08 (due 5-28-09)
Ectopic Angel 10-24-06
I cannot believe how different this pregnancy is, versus Evan's. I thought that this go 'round I would have a better handle on things, know what to expect and have fewer questions. Umm, no...I think I may have more. In some ways this pregnancy has been better than Evan's was. I was working when I was pregnant with Evan, and this time I've got to enjoy the whole thing from home, with a toddler running around of course. When I was pregnant with Evan, he settled himself into my rib cage and didn't move for an entire month. There were so many days that I cried and cried because my ribs hurt so badly. One day my husband came home from work and I was bawling in the kitchen because standing to cook dinner hurt so bad. Lindy hasn't done that to me. She's moves so much that she's never in one spot very long, so aside from kicking my ribs a few times, she allowed them to go unharmed. I'm also beginning to wonder if she really is going to be as big as Evan, because with him I lost my ability to eat more than a few bits because he squished my stomach so badly. She hasn't done that. Plus, my belly cast looks smaller with her than it did with him, and we casted my belly this time at 37 weeks and a few days. I'm pretty sure my cast with Evan was around 35 weeks and it's definitely bigger than my 37 week cast this time. That makes me feel a little better.
But some things that are very different this time, other than the SPD, are the fact that I had no warning at all when labor might start with Evan. I just got out of bed one night and my water began to trickle. With Lindy, I've been having contractions off and on for about a week or so. They're really beginning to frustrate me because a lot of times they wake me up at night and keep me awake. Last night I was almost convinced that labor was starting the way my contractions felt but nope, here I am, still pregnant.
I know I'm being ridiculously impatient about having this baby, and I'm only at 38 weeks. Having had a natural birth before, and being a previous L&D nurse, I know that she'll come when she's ready and I shouldn't try to rush it. That's a lot easier said than done, especially when every activity hurts so much. So I'm sorry if any of my posts seem repetitive or dramatic or anything of the sort. I think there just comes a point in my life where enough is enough, and I would like to be a functioning human being again without feeling limited and disabled because of this pain. My goal after this baby comes is to get down to a reasonable weight, which means to lose about 80 pounds, in hopes that the next pregnancy will be easier with a lot less pain. I feel like I'm becoming a bad mother to my son, and a bad wife because there are more things that I can't do than I can.