Jana- You are so busy! That's crazy!
Marie- Sorry about the pain on your cervix... Sounds rough. Glad you talked to FH and that he was very honest. That's always nice. Good thing to get your body ready for labor.. even if you get induced I bet that will help with the laboring and such :)
My doctor appointment went well. I did get to see my OB which was nice. It was a pretty short appointment. We double checked that Daxton is head down. He is. I didn't get the heart rate ... i guess I was distracted. She said anytime there is concern I'm in labor to go in.. she doesn't mind seeing me... She doesn't want me to have the baby at home lol. She also said that when I get to 39 weeks we can just pop my water and be done with it if I want. I will see how this week goes and make a decision on if I want to do that or not. I like letting my body do it's natural thing but IDK. I had the contractions and false alarms... it's obnoxious. What do you guys think? (due date is 6 days before xmas)
DH and I did some xmas shopping today. He went with his cousin/friend to get stuff for me -he's making something and is putting a lot of work in. Super sweet man. I got some stuff for him.. belt, underware, and some stocking stuffers.... I feel bad. But the shoes he wants for xmas really bad are $130 so..... yeah. Expensive .... he's a shoe fanatic lol. weird dude.
anyone else feel like when they start contracting they have to suddenly poop? It's been like that a lot lately.. so uncomfortable.
I haven't had that sensation yet but that sounds like your really close to the real thing now....
Urgh. This backache is killing me. I slept on the sofa last night because I realized I could lie kinda upright which doesn't hurt my back or belly, and I woke up feeling much better than the last few days. Unfortunately then I got a bee on my bonnet to vacuum the house and pack the dishwasher and now it is as sore as it was yesterday.
And my ankles and calves are swollen.
Not a good start to the day.
Isn't swelling something you should report to the Dr? I'm sorry about your backache. That totally sucks! I get a lot of backaches too... Cleaning is definitely one of those things that will cause it too... even without pregnancy. hang in there. almost done!
Just went on about a 45 minute walk. It was nice... I was actually able to hold my bladder too! WOO. Knees hurt now though for sure. Afterwards I drank 3 glasses of water. I'll probalby have more shortly :)
Gonna work this body yo!
Well done on your 45-min walk, Maddie!!
I had my check up with the doc today and mentioned the swelling. He just asked if I was eating enough protein and said to make sure I do. I guess there weren't any other signs to make him worry. I'm down to weekly appointments now.
Impressively my backache hasn't gotten much worse, even though I had to go to the doc and take the dog to the vet (and she hates being on the exam table so spends a lot of time in my arms). Sleeping on the sofa and using the hot water bottle must be helping.
I have been drinking a crazy amount of water since Tuesday! Going on half a gallon today alone!
Oh! And I have put on 10 lbs in 2 weeks.... EEK! DH is saying "I told you so" silently in his head at the amount of chocolate I've been eating lately.
Been having contractions since 6AM this morning! Pretty consistent, every 10 minutes. They kind of backed off on intensity but still there. Its pretty similar to what I went through with DS, so...maybe! My SIL who is due on Xmas was in the hospital today with contractions every 1 - 5 minutes apart, but they just released her not too long ago. This was her third trip in in under 2 weeks!
Roxi - I also have been hitting the chocolate pretty hard! You earned it! I was doing great with weight gain until the last week or so and gained like 7 pounds, but nothing this past week.
** Boo...contractions ended up stopping around 6ish last night. Some random ones last night and today.
So I've been sleeping on the couch for the last 3 nights and the difference is amazing! It's lonely to not be next to DH but I am waking up with so much more energy and my back aches only slightly :) It feels so good to have some energy back.
Im glad your able to find something that helps Roxi. I did that last week a couple nights. Mae a difference. Can not wait to be able to sleep on my belly again.