Monday, August 3, 2009

Bump again

I've made it to 36.5 weeks and I'm feeling pretty good. This despite the fact I still can't get a decent night's sleep (sigh) and my hips and ribs ... oh how they ache now! Day is not too bad, but night is pretty uncomfortable.

The BP is doing fine though - seems six tablets a day suits me fine and I am very happy about that. At this point in my pregnancy with E I was one day off having a baby. Doubt that will be the case this time.

Who knows though? On Friday night I had a particularly rough night, kept awake with contractions! I assume they were of the Braxton Hicks variety because despite being 3 minutes apart for many hours they didn't go anywhere or get any worse. Sure kept me awake though. I never had a single (true or fake) contraction with E so have no idea what one might feel like ... guessing I'll know the real thing when it hits?!!


kim at allconsuming said...


OH that anticipation at an imminent arrival of a new life!

I've been deliberating on what to say/how much to say re the natural birth palaver and have decided to leave that call to you. More than happy to share with you the things that got me through my labours bloss, just give me a hoy.

Oh, remember, with #2 the baby won't necessarily engage until you are in labour, not like how they can do for days/weeks before with #1.

AND - have you heard of using a Labour TENS machine for pain management during labour? I used one for Grover and it was AWESOME.

kim at allconsuming said...
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kim at allconsuming said...

And I forgot to mention - if you have your 'show', something will normally happen in the next 24-48 hours.

kurrabikid said...

Thank you Kim xxx

Stomper Girl said...

Yep, you'll pretty much recognise labour when it starts! Pretty sure!

(Good luck!)

M said...

Look at you! You look fabulous!