Baby Book – 36 Weeks Bump

I’m 36 Weeks (and a few days) Almost full term!
Thanks for following along my pregnancy journey..
I love hearing your comments via my blog and
especially all our chit chat on my blog’s facebook page!

Getting to the end of my pregnancy..and with labor fast approaching…
along with it comes pregnancy symptoms that are sometimes TMI.
if you don’t want the details. Stop Reading! haha.
but If you want to hear how I’m progressing than keep reading…
I know I liked hearing how other people experienced
their pregnancies, so… sharing my journey! :)

Because the baby has dropped so low, my previous sciatic
nerve/back/leg pain has gone away. yay! Very excited about that.
Still sore..but nothing like it was.
Now, you know those lists you get of “Signs of Labor”…
well, I pretty much have experienced all of them..
but that means nothing with my body! Labor is still holding off.
Saturday I had excruciating back contractions ALL DAY.
Regular front contractions were happening as well..but the back pain was the worst.
I thought that my water broke sunday. We did the whole trip to the Hospital..
kids picked up by our friends and everything. It was a good practice run! ;)
The test ended up coming back positive and negative..with the 2 most reliable tests coming back as negative. so they sent me home. We were a little bummed, but not too much because we didn’t feel ready yet! We really wanted to get past 36 weeks.
One of the most confusing labor topics is your water breaking…
It seems everyone says if your water breaks it will gush!!
But that never happened with me.
With sophie it was just a trickle..and then she stopped it up with her head!
But I also learned with this pregnancy that you can have watery cervical discharge..
which can seem like your water breaking. But it’s better to get tested then wait..
because you can risk infection or go into labor really fast within 24 hours.
Yesterday(monday,) I put myself on unofficial bed rest. The contractions were just too painful..and taking a toll on my body. Every time I move I have them..and even though they get time able up to every 6 minutes for almost an hour….they always space out. They are only getting more painful. which is good….but also makes me sooo sore!
The back contractions are still coming off and on as well.
So yesterday I did nothing. it was hard. and by the afternoon I was going stir crazy..
so when the hubby got home we went to run a couple errands
that were on my “do this before the baby comes” list. :) (return library books…
get flashlights for storm.. deposit a check in the bank..etc)
I seriously thought I was going to give birth in a store haha.
The WORST contractions of my life. It felt like when they had to give me petocin with sienna…and the contractions got super strong. They were every 6 minutes for almost an hour..and then spaced out. false alarm again.

Had an appointment today.. I’m 2.5 cm dilated. 80% effaced.
My doctor said she didn’t understand what was holding that baby in haha.. lovely.
I just don’t see how these contractions aren’t giving enough pressure to break my water.. they are insane. Ben was joking that with this baby I’m going to be “that lady”..
Let me explain. When I had sophie.. I was checking in and wasn’t in much pain at all.. but then this other pregnant mama comes rolling in with her husband and I seriously thought she was going to choke her husband and give birth at the same
time right in front of me… “Youuu…can go ahead”  I said.
So yeah…that will probably be me this time around with
how bad these contractions already are. It’s not gonna be pretty. ;)

We are so anxious to find out what we are having!! The suspense is killing me!
I’m also so much more nervous about labor this time around..
which is funny because it’s baby #3!
I think the end of pregnancy is always so hard because you have the fact..looming over you..
that you are about to experience something (most likely) super painful..
you know it’s just don’t know when!
So, trying to hang in there physically and not freak out emotionally ;)

Hope everyone is staying safe with the storm!
Luckily Pittsburgh wasn’t/isn’t being hit that hard.
Prayers out for all those hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.

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  • Reply
    Tracy Over
    October 30, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    You are almost there!
    I hope the baby comes soon to give you relief from the contracts. My 3rd was like that also. I was having contractions for months, strong ones for over a week. And I was not making any progress at all!

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    Lee Lee
    October 30, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    you lo0k great! && seems like that baby is coming out soon! Cant wait to see pics of him/her! :)

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    Natalie Rush
    October 30, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Good luck! You are so close! Hope you can make it until next week and then come on baby!!!

  • Reply
    October 30, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    It seems like the baby will come soon. :) I can’t wait to find out what he/she is!

    My third gave me horrible contractions from 29 weeks on. Everyday I swore it was the day. I also would have contractions that I could time, I’d go to the hospital and be sent home. My doctor had a name for them: contractions that dilate you but don’t cause you to go into labor.

    Anyway. I say the baby comes during the 37th week. :)

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    Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three
    October 30, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Wow not long to go at all how exciting! I can’t wait to be at your stage- I am 24 weeks x


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    Erin @ WriteTasty
    October 30, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Sounds like little one is already putting you through the wringer… hopefully he/she stays put until full-term though! I love reading these updates– oddly enough, reading about other people’s pain makes me more excited to go through it all again.

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