Well, it was inevitable, wasn’t it!
Here we are again with the due date in the past and wondering when on earth this baby will make an appearance!
I am now 40+3 and getting more and more fed up as the days go by!
Nothing really to report in the way of twinges. I am having occasional mild period type pains, which I always hope will turn into contractions, but they are always different and never in any kind of pattern, or particularly close together. Just like last time, I go to bed each night wondering if contractions might wake me up, but they don’t.
Emotionally, I’m all over the place. One day I’m fine and feeling cheerful, the next day I’m really fed up and feel tearful… I know it’s just hormones but it’s hard to control. Thankfully Tony is now off work for the next three weeks as he’s booked next week as a holiday (the following two weeks should be paternity leave). I am SO happy about that because him going to work was starting to make me feel tearful and needy (hormones again!). It’s such a relief to know he’ll be here with me now for the forseeable, and that he’ll be here if/when I go into labour. Also, in the meantime, he’ll be here to help with Lilly and I’ll be able to get my daily nap in!
I am still drinking the raspberry leaf tea, as much as 4 cups a day, and I ate a whole pineapple the other night. We haven’t done much walking as I just can’t do it, it feels too uncomfortable. I feel like somebody with ultra short legs, it’s hard to explain!
I think the difference this time to last time is that last time, on the whole, I felt physically fine. I was just impatient. This time I’m impatient, but mainly, I’m physically uncomfortable and ready to not be pregnant again. Last time labour did not worry me, I was ready for the challenge, this time I have many more anxieties about it all and although I very much want to “get on with it” and face the challenge I am also worried about how it will happen and whether everything will be ok. I hope these anxieties don’t hold me back from going into labour naturally. If I don’t, i’ll be induced at 10 days over, which isn’t ideal, especially as I want a VBAC, but to be honest I don’t know how much longer I can be pregnant for!!
I haven’t had any kind of “show” as yet, although I’m keeping my eye out for one. I wonder if it is possible for contractions to start before a show? I suppose I know the answer is yes… but I will be very excited if and when a show shows!
Oh, and this morning I was a little worried thinking that the baby’s movements had slowed down. I drank a big glass of coke and lay on the bed, and sure enough, she was lively enough, wiggling away. So that was a relief.
Tony has gone out for curry now, so we’ll see if that helps. Baby – it is time for you to come out!!