Thursday, February 3, 2011

Due Date

Today is my due date and I am grumpy. Things are really going downhill. My hips and back hurt so much that there is very little I can do anymore. The pain will actually wake me in the night. I've had a couple contractions but nothing ever comes of them. So I'm wondering how I'm going to cope with labor when I'm so miserable going into it. I'm sleep deprived, my hips hurt too much to walk, my back hurts too much to lie down or bend down and my nausea is wearing me out. I was in better shape last week but now I'm worried that I'm going to just be an emotional, exhausted mess when labor actually starts.
I've been doing a few things to help ease my mind. I made motivational flashcards for people to read to me when I'm feeling defeated. I've put out all the candles and incense I want for labor. I've been listening to songs that I find really calming (like this one).

I've also been practicing my labor breathing to get me through those moments of "I can't take it anymore!" Everything seems to be taking the edge off but I'm still feeling really frustrated. Come out! Come out! I promise it will be nice out here!!


  1. Oh, I've so been there. I told myself I wouldn't even care if they were late, but the waiting and having no idea when it would be is so frustrating! Labour is so different from the fake contractions, because you *know* that this is it and that when it is done, you will be holding your baby. Not to say it won't hurt, both my labours were pretty damn painful, but it's a different kind of pain. It's productive.

    I keep waiting, hoping to see an update from you on Facebook that you've had the baby.

  2. Hang in there! Here's the good news: I remember when I was at 42 weeks with Mimi and thinking that my body would never be the same. That I would be waddling and heaving and hurting everywhere I went long after the birth.

    Amazingly this happened... and it will for you. Within a day of Mimi being born, my body snapped back and it was like I had never even been pregnant. Sure, I had a bit of a belly but other than that, I was walking straight. STRAIGHT! No waddle or anything.

    I promise you this will happen. I am so excited for you.