Yup. still.very.much.pregnant.I’m.afraid. Who knows this might be my last pregnancy update before I upgrade to a new status
Up until last week, I’ve been having the most unpleasant pregnancy experience – very very and can I add again, very bad back ache, soreness under the ribs, major fatigue, pain almost everywhere – vagina included, swollen feet – it was a very le sigh moment. I told my husband that sometimes it’s unfair when you come to think of it – that in exchange of xxx amount of pleasure, a woman has to endure 9 months of THIS! I suppose this is what makes us great(er) and strong(er) compared to the darker sex. Yay us!
Then about a week ago, for two days I had an episode of VERY intense Braxton Hicks contraction that went through the entire day (and night) at work. I thought I was about to pop!! Waited for other signs of labour but found none. The uncomfie-ness left me feeling very moody and almost fed up with being pregnant.
I saw my gynea the next day and she confirmed that Baby S is finally in semi-engaged position. Which could probably explain the intense BH as she moved her way down. God I love that word – semi-engaged, only because this is the ONLY time I can ever find a need for it to be used in a sentence! Semi-engaged. How else can one ever put this word in a sentence?
So Baby S is semi-engaged!! And because of that, she has officially slipped into the pelvis area making me feel a WHOLE lot better because now my ribs don’t get sore anymore, the stomach feels a little lighter (and maybe my eyes are just playing tricks – it looks smaller too) and my back doesn’t hurt as much as before (although I still continue to pretend that it does coz I want those free massages). The contractions are still there, and it can get a bit painful sometimes, like a mini earth quake taking place inside your body :( I also find the need to go to the bathroom a whole lot more now.
My feet are still swollen to the point of me not being able to see my ankles! And what the hell is up with reflexology centres that refuse to give you a foot massage just because you’re pregnant??? I literally had to beg the owner and tell him that there is no damn connection of a foot massage inducing labour. It is just a myth and I want my foot massaged badly! And if a foot massage could do that, I would have given birth months ago in various foot massage centres!!!
Aside from my legs looking like a tree stump, I am sometimes out of breath. I can lie down on my bed and still be out of breath. Getting up from the bed is also a chore. And boy have I been catching up on sleep a lot!! I’ve also become best friends with painkiller so I can sleep well at night, without which, leaves me up the whole night in PAIN.
I have no idea what going into labor is like but they say when the time comes, you’ll just know. So I’ll wait and pray that it’s something I’ll be able to endure. As the day inches closer, I am becoming petrified of the idea on how a tiny being will be popping her way out from you know where, screaming on the top of her little lungs. But hey if every other mother has endured this and lived to tell the story then so can I *positive thinking*
I have a red suitcase all packed up and ready to go! I dont need the doctor attending to two babies so I’ve already told the husband that he has the option of NOT being in the labor room with me if he doesn’t wants to. Coz to be honest, I rather have my mom in there supporting and cheering me all the way.
Afterall, for the past 1 month, she has been belting out Diana Ross’s I’m Coming Out (and yes that stupid song is now trapped in my head, it’s annoying!) and I think just having to listen to that song while Baby S pops out, might comfort me and the baby coz afterall, hey, she’s coming out and wants the world to know that!