I know I may sound ungrateful, but this is honestly my rant. I'm almost 39 weeks along and i'm not feeling any of the late pregnancy discomforts/signs whatsoever:
- I've only put on 22lbs with 8 days to go to EDD
- I sleep very peacefully at night, only wake up once to pee
- I have no backache, heartburn or shortness of breath
- I walk and move around easily, my DH actually says I walk too fast
- my bump still looks very high (though my mw says my baby's fully engaged and sitting very low)
- I've lost no mucus plug...only have very vague period like pain sometimes
So you'd think that I should be happy that I live in this relative comfort. But I have this stinging feeling that I will be pregnant forever (as in I will go into labour super late) or that there's something wrong with me or baby for not sharing any of the late pregnancy signs with other pregnant women. It doesn't help that I haven't had a scan since week 20...only my usual prenatal care appt's.
Now I actually don't want to go into labour early but I need to know there are other women out there who are not suffering as much so I feel slightly "normal" (if you guys know what I mean). Right now I'm stressed out even about not using the bathroom more than once per night like everyone else Is there something wrong with me?
I had the most comfortable pregnancy ever last time. Never felt the least bit of discomfort even at the end. I never had to pee more. Was still out ice skating and doing spins. I gained 26 lbs. Thought for sure I'd go overdue and it was my 1st baby. He came completely out of the blue at 38+3.
My 1st pregnancy was the same and *knock on wood* this one has been too so far. I think we just don't mention it much because some girls have such a rough time. If it makes them feel better, I didn't sleep for 2 years after with such a crappy sleeper (and neither did Seity lol), so I suppose that makes it even
I'm just the same, at 39+2. Have barely any annoying pregnancy symptoms except suddenly experiencing nosebleeds this week, similar weight gain, really no trouble with sleeping (often don't even need to get up to pee).
I understand how you feel - that because there are no signs, we could be waiting weeks. However, I talked to my mother recently, who had very similar, super-easy pregnancies and she said she had no warning with either me or my brother... a couple of period-like twinges around 2am one morning with me, then first contraction at 6am, and I was born by 10am. My brother was even faster.
So just enjoy it, I reckon! I'm actually still working because I'll get bored otherwise - plus have been running around doing shopping, dropped my car off to get serviced today, am doing some baking. I really can't complain.
As Aliss said, you don't hear from those of us who are feeling fine precisely because we have nothing to complain about! I do have some of the usual discomforts but I know I have it great compared to most. Like you, I sometimes feel like it means I'll be pregnant forever, but on the other hand I'm sure time goes even slower for those who are in pain and feel physically limited. Enjoy it!
thanks guys, I mainly wanted to make sure I wasn't the only one or was having an abnormal late pregnancy. I'm getting last minute errands done now as I have the energy for them: cooked and freezed a buncha meal, got my hair coloured this past week and going for a brazilian tomorrow.
I'm going through some financial stress due to my DH having just started his own business so maybe this is a way for me to stay balanced with less physical discomfort.
I say count your blessings!! This is my forth baby + by far the most uncomfortable at the end, am due tomorrow. I can't sleep comfortably,can't bend over to pick sum thing up properly, walking like an old lady at the
Mo .......just want my body back now! + done being pregnant!
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