Labor Watch pt 1

Its September! The home stretch is finally here and I couldn’t be more excited. I just wanted to jot down a few things that may be pointing to her impending arrival in the coming weeks. The past couple of days, I’ve had lots more braxton hicks/prodromal contractions. They’ve been a lot stronger/uncomfortable. I find that breathing with them helps. I get pressure in my pelvis and butt when I get one too. I really can’t stand being touched when they happen either, especially by the kids. I can still walk with them and talk through them, though I prefer to be still and quiet, they just feel better when I do that. They have been happening all night as well. I toss and turn to keep comfortable – or as much as possible – and every time I wake up to do that, I have one. I’ve also had more gas and heartburn the past few days. That is something that I am so excited to be rid of. I had some sciatica yesterday that was pretty unbearable. It was so hard to walk without that catching feeling of electricity going down my leg. My nose has been dry and stuffy also, which I am pretty sure happened last time too. I am definitely not getting good sleep. I usually go to bed by 9-9:30 and if I could sleep in, I probably wouldn’t wake up until that time in the morning. All three kids had a sleepover at Grandma and Papa’s last night since I’m working this holiday weekend. I thought that maybe relaxing all evening and having the bed without a toddler in it would help me sleep better, but it did not. I’ve been yawning so much this morning. I could crawl right back in bed and stay there ’till noon I feel like.

My blood pressure is still hovering in the upper 130s/90s, last night I got my highest reading yet at 155 on top. That scared me, but it went down within 15-20 minutes. I tested positive for group B strep so I’ll have to have antibiotics during labor which is not my favorite. Sylas actually got sick from that when he was born, so I’m a little worried that we may end up staying five days like we did for him. That will make it very hectic around the house because of Sylas being in school now, and both boys enrolled in soccer.

Everything is just pretty sore, between my entire pelvis and lower back. I’m very tired and ready for this little girl to get here. Counting down the days.

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