Friday, April 16, 2010

How Much Longer?

I am really starting to feel the aches and pains of this pregnancy. It seems like it just hit me all of the sudden. I seem to have this constant ache in my pelivs (mainly my pubic bone...tmi?) and hips. My legs have been really tired and sore....and my back has been very achey. I feel like this last little stretch for number three might be brutal. My sleep is so important to me and now it is rare that I get a good night's (or day's) sleep. If I am not waking up three or four times to pee then it's my hips that are so achey and sore that I just can't get comfortable on either side of my body. Oh I can't wait till I can sleep on my back again. Every once in a while I will attempt to turn and lay on my back when I have exhausted swapping back and forth between my sides....but it never works...I always get really short of breath and feel so much pressure like someone is just sitting on my stomach and chest...imagine that.
Anyway I hope that I can get through this. I keep telling people how different it would be for me to go into labor on my own....I have been induced with both of my prior pregnancies and I think it would be a different experince to not have a day planned that I know I am going to go in and have a baby. Granted...I am not patient enough to wait for that to happen if my doctor will get this guy here a week early...who would be?! Maybe I will get lucky this time around and he will come just a little early on his own :). Here's to wishful thinking....

6 comments:

Stephanie Kay Moore said...

Sending goodluck your way! May the little guy come early! Night shifts are brutal!!!

ashleyboice said...

Personally I love being induced...I am ALL about it. My third pregnancy was way harder then my others in the end too...I don't know why. Good luck...I feel your pain.

Christy Beal said...

I feel your pains. And aches. and sleep deprivation :) Inductions are blessed events in my opinion. Im puffy and disgusting and i know I would get stretch marks if i went full term or over. I think you deserve this guy to come early. Have you started on the herbs? Eat lots of pineapple (6 a day!) and have jared squeeze your ankles every night. My sister swears by a bowl of chili, a 2 mile walk, and a 20 minute ankle massage. Brought her 3rd baby 3 weeks early :) Of course it never worked for me. If you get really desperate try the castor oil. It always gets me contracting regularly but your body has to be ready for it to really work. If you feel 'close' id try it.But be warned - you might shart your pants and throw up at the same time. depends on how bad you want that baby out :)

Jocelyn said...

Sounds like you are ready for a massage! You can get a one hour at Massage Envy in for $40! Or you can check out massage schools, they are usually cheep too.

Winder Family said...

Hang in there! I had so much pain on my pubic bone. It was like a shooting pain every time I moved. I would put a heat pack down there and it felt so much better. I agree with Jocelyn (get a massage)! It helped me so much.

Tom Earl said...

I feel the same way ........