I know a lot of you are uncomfortable and feeling crappy, but I feel like such a big baby. Please tell me I'm not the only one who can barely breathe, feels like I ran a marathon after showering and getting dressed, and just wants to do nothing but lie on the couch all day. DH wants to go out and do some shopping today and I have so many things I want to accomplish around the house, but I am completely exhausted and the thought of moving from this spot just makes me want to cry. I had a few days of feeling pretty energetic, but last night I didn't sleep well and my body just felt like it was fighting itself all night. My legs went numb several times and they are so sore and my belly feels like it is holding a bag of sand rather than a baby. Sorry to be such a whiner, but if I don't get it out I will just start bawling and I think poor DH has had enough of my emotional meltdowns. I'm not sure how much more he can take either. I think I am definitely getting to the point of welcoming labor and delivery, no matter how scary it seems.
Hey Carrie, you aren't alone. I could have written your exact post yesterday, word for word. I did want to cry when dh wanted to go shopping. I can't breathe at all and when I lay down everything hurts more and my lungs are compressed. It's definitely getting much harder!
You have been listening to me whine for weeks now....and it is getting worse everyday! I now have contractions almost all the time, and every time I move! Some start in my back and hurt like hell, some just feel like bad cramps. I am having a mucus discharge and spotting (but only every other dayish on the spotting). I am miserable and it is just how it will be from here on. Go shopping and distract yourself. Enjoy the last few days alone with your hubby.
Heehee... just climbing the stairs has me huffing like I've run a marathon, and I can't breathe properly if I lie on the wrong side. When I shift from sitting to standing, I hobble around for the first few minutes until my joints get warmed up and everything inside gets readjusted into something more comfortable. And rolling out of bed in the morning is really "rolling out of bed" these days, lol.
Interestingly enough, I did notice--- with DS1, I felt like I was toting along a bowling ball in my stomach long before this. With DS2, however, as uncomfortable as I can be at times, I just don't have that feeling. I mentioned it at my last mw appointment... I didn't know if it was because DS2 was smaller, or if DS1 had done him the favor of getting all my innards pre-stretched, or if he was just sitting differently. It might have been a combination of factors. But because I'd mentioned that, it helped solve the mystery of why DS2 is so hard to get a Doppler on sometimes... he's still hammocking away quite comfortably side-to-side, rather than getting positioned. We've still got just under a month to go, so it's not too worrisome at this point... but I thought I'd mention that just to show the variety even from one child to another re: the feeling of discomfort.
I hope you feel better! I think the last week or two is the hardest... it's kind of nature's way to get us in the mood for L&D!
I understand completely Carrie! And that's why we all come here. Everybody understands and is right there in the same boat so we are willing to listen, offer reassurance, and be miserable together. I am at the done stage as well. This is new to me because with my daughter I never felt this way. I felt good clear up until I had her. Now I feel like death. I just keep reminding myself that soon a baby is going to be here and I (hopefully) won't remember all this yucky stuff
We all understand!! Vent and whine away
I know what you mean about the sand belly! I never knew in all my life it would be so hard to just ROLL OVER in bed or hike my legs up onto the couch next to me. It's like I have this massive weight and suddenly no muscle strength in my pelvis and hips. Not to mention the pain of shifting baby around when I finally complete the roll and ending up with a big BH as a result!
it's almost over! Hang in there.
♥ Amanda ♥
♥ Mom to: Jesse 16, Jacob 5, Ethan 3, Eli 2, & baby Andrew ♥
Carrie I have days like that too. Some are absolutely terrible and some are ok. I actually laid in bed last night, awake, and I had to pee so bad. For a fraction of a second I was weighing what would be worse: letting by bladder explode, wetting the bed, or having to roll over to get out of bed, which feels like someone is tearing by pelvis apart!! Pretty pathetic isn't it!
Hope tomorrow will be better for you.