Continued Pressure

Pressure is the name of the game. It’s almost constant now, barely ever lets up. The walk home last night was just … brutal. I was a whimpering little wreck when I got home and just collapsed onto a chair and bent forward, to get the weight of the baby off my spine. There’s all sorts of fun interrelated pains that go along with that, minor cramping in the lower abdominal area and shooting twinges that start low and end high. There’s nerves being affected in my thighs and legs too, so I spent much of the night tossing and turning and readjusting pillows to keep my feet up to relieve the feeling of things being squished in my legs and re-establish proper blood flow.

Lower back still felt like there was an elephant sitting on it when I woke up and it was so very hard just to roll over and then roll up to sitting and finally waddle to the bathroom to relieve a screaming bladder.

I’m thinking of begging for rides or taking a taxi for the rest of my time at work. The walk in the heat we’re having is just too much. I was so tired when I got home, I basically didn’t move for 45 minutes and I didn’t manage to get a durned thing done except making Vic dinner before we both collapsed into bed between 9:30 and 10p. I fell asleep before he did I’m pretty sure. I just don’t know when and I have no idea when he conked out either. He was out solid when Sabs got home around 10:45p. I only vaguely woke up myself when Sabs came in – completely and totally out of it.

And from my Fertility Friend Summary for this week:
Your baby will probably “engage” in your pelvis this week, but this may happen slightly later, especially if this is your first pregnancy. This is when your baby’s head drops down into your pelvis.

Pressure on your ribs and internal organs will ease when your baby engages. This is known as “lightening” and breathing and eating usually becomes easier again once this happens.

Your uterus is putting increased pressure on your bladder, though, so you will probably have to go to the bathroom even more often!

Your baby is still growing, so even though he has dropped, you will probably feel his feet on your breastbone again before the end of your pregnancy.

You will probably not gain much more weight during your pregnancy, but you feel pretty uncomfortable by now.

You’re probably wishing this baby would be born already!

Um yeah 🙂 That’s about the sum of it. The site also claims that Pip is considered full term already at 36w3d. Huh. I thought we had to hit 37 weeks even. Not that I’m complaining – full term is good, good, good, because yo’ I HURT.

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