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Anyone else DONE??

I am in so much pain! I'm 38 weeks today and have completely hit a wall. I have always loved being pregnant but now I can't handle the pain. I can barely sleep at night. I have SPD so I can't get in/out of bed or roll over. But on top of that I wake up and feel like I'm sleeping with a grown man laying on top of me. My hips hurt, my ribs hurt, my back hurts... I can't turn my head b/c I have a crick in it that has been slowly developing over the last week. Everyday it is worse. I feel achey and feverish, but no fever. I'm just ready to cry. I have a pretty good pain tolerance and have been dealing with most of these issues since very early in pregnancy (SPD started in first tri), but I just can't do it anymore. I have other issues also, like tachycardia... so everytime I try and get up to do anything my HR skyrockets and I feel like dying! I'm want baby to come when she is ready and I want her to be healthy, but I'm so done being pregnant and having all this pain!

Please tell me this is just normal for being so pregnant... Are you guys all having this kind of pain when you get up in the mornings also? I'm so tired from not getting any sleep but just about get up at 5 every morning (hours before my alarm or DS) because it just hurts too bad to stay in bed...

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I am totally with you there, Caity! And I'm only at 36 weeks tomorrow.

Since 32 weeks up to 3 days ago I had nearly all of those issues too! Sleeping in our bed has been an absolute nightmare:
-> if I lie on my right side then the baby punches and kicks and squirms because I'm squashing her and my back hurts;
-> if I lie on my left side my hip starts to ache and pain within seconds and my back hurts;
-> if I lie on my back I can't breathe and my back hurts.

Getting out of bed to go to the bathroom 4-5 times a night was also no fun at all, I would stand up and immediately double over because of the pain and stiffness in my lower back.

Also ribs ache all the time... I'm so hungry all the time... I'm so thirsty as well which then brings on contractions when my bladder gets too full... Not to mention the pains when walking!

But I'm on the same page as you that I want her to arrive when she's ready. I am so terrified that she will decide to stay passed 40 weeks....

The aches and pains of sleeping have eased somewhat since I started sleeping on the couch especially since it means I can sleep on my back at a slight up-angle which allows me to breathe and avoids the aching hips and lower back. Moving around during the day is still very very difficult, and painful at times. Have you tried sleeping on the couch? or in your rocking/glider chair if you have one? Or maybe even in DS's bed?

Just keep telling yourself that you're nearly there. She could come any day now!

Good Luck! Keep your mind on the end goal and take it as easy as you can.

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Sorry you're dealing with the same! I have tried sleeping at an incline... but even just leaning back puts too much weight/pressure on my insides and makes me feel like I can't breathe. I can't even sit back in the recliner with my legs propped up bc it feels like I can't breath Sad I did sleep on the couch for a few hours a couple nights ago and it wasn't horrible... but I can only sleep on my right side on the couch, so after 3 hours of being on my right side, I was dealing with all the hip and body pain from that. Ouch. Thankfully we are getting close to the end! Glad you have found a little something that helps!

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Im completely done also. Im over 38 weeks and just want her out. I have soooo much pressure and pain. I have a bedside table next to my bed and have to grab the knob to help pull myself over so I can get out of bed most nights/days. Drives me nuts. I slept on the couch a few nights last week because I hurt so bad. I rolled and moved around on the excersise ball yesterday morning and night and have so much more pressure now. I want the contractions back so it means Im in labor. I want her out. I want to be able to sleep on my belly and be able to move without it hurting.

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Sad I'm so sorry that nothing is helping right now Sad

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yes! I"m not in as much pain - so sorry you guys are going through that....but i am done. I love being pregnant, but this time around i'm far more uncomfortable then i remember with my DD - i feel contrax, i feel BH, my crotch feels like it's going to break in half when i get up to walk after sitting..... I feel like sometimes i have a bone sticking out of my butt cheek......lol. Well, i guess the good thing is we are all towards the end!!! Smile