I'm getting to that point as well.
I'm only 30 weeks and I'm measuring at 37. I'm bored out of my mind, my mood is degenerating by the day and no one seems to realize just how BIG this is; my SO still hasn't read any of the pregnancy stuff, so he really doesn't understand what I'm going through, although he is very supportive...if that makes sense.
UGH!! How do I get him to read, or to want to realize what is really going on with me?! I'm soooo effing done.
My boyfriend wasn't big on reading the books but he was all over the classes so try sending him off to the hospital classes if you're stuck at home or go with him if you're able. My boyfriend rocked the infant care class as the only guy without a partner and he's proud to show off his superstar swaddling skills. We're also working through a DVD childbirth class series now that he picked up from the library.
The daily misery is definitely worse for me now as I get bigger and I've apparently been over 40-regular-weeks in size for a while now. But my absolute worst day of the pregnancy was during my 29th week as well. The only cure is to stop all activity entirely.
I'm sorry you lost your dog, I know you have had stress about that for a while. Hugs! Glad you are feeling a bit better now.. keep on keeping on, you are almost there!
Rachel, momma to 4
dd 9, ds 7, twin boys Dec 09
I nursed my twins for 2years and 2 weeks! A little sad to be all done now.
Honestly, the most uncomfortable part for me is when I eat. I have to make sure to eat juuuust the right amount; if I eat a smigden too much, I'm moaning and groaning for the next four hours in total discomfort. There's just no room for food anymore, so I picked up some Boost to supplement, because I KNOW I'm not eating enough. The babies ae growing right on track, but I can hardly fit food PLUS all the water I'm supposed to be drinking, so the Boost really helps me.
I swear these babies know how to tap dance. Their favourite dance floor? My BLADDER.
You know, at 36 weeks I ended up with a bad upper respiratory infection. My doc prescribed antibiotics right at the end of 36 weeks, which helped. I remember just getting in a hot shower and sobbing because I was so big and when I coughed, it hurt so bad. K's head pushed into my belly button every time I coughed. It sucked so bad.
I am glad you are doing better this week. Just try to keep up your morale. The good news is that it won't be much longer, and the relief you will feel immediately at delivery will be so wonderful. It was amazing how fabulous I felt despite the c-section, and my weird reaction with my sciatic nerve and glute muscles after surgery. I felt like I could eat a horse because I finally had room. Oh, and the deep breathing you can do. You are in the home stretch!