I am so uncomfortable!! My pelvic joints are very sore and the baby is stretching herself a lot which hurts me.
In addtion to that (and losing our puppy Fez just today), I’ve developed something new over the last couple of weeks – prurigo of pregnancy. It’s a whole lot of tiny itchy pimples on my feet and I’m starting to get them on my hands. I thought it was some sort of heat rash or allergy from wearing my cheap ugg boots all day but getting them on my hands eliminated that and the interwebs told me it was prurigo. Just another thing that I have to deal with until this baby comes out!
I only have eight days before the due date of November 24! I’m starting to feel anxious about the impending birth, and feeling a little queasy with frequent trips to the loo for both numbers. Common signs of the last days of pregnancy, although days could turn into weeks.
Apparently I’ve had my ‘show’ – meaning my mucous plug is coming away which is a sign that the cervix is preparing for labour. The midwife says that the baby’s engaged as much as she will probably up until labour. My belly probably looks flatter than previously but that’s expected when the baby drops.
I’m doing things like keeping upright when sitting, walking around more, and massaging the fleshy parts of my hands (between the thumb and index finger) to encourage baby to come. I know that the first two things are supposed to keep baby’s head down and pressing on the cervix which will help it to thin out. The massaging part is probably just hocus pocus but it can’t hurt to try, and I quite like my hands being rubbed.
One of the midwive’s told a story about a woman who went for a walk with her trackpants tucked into her ugg boots. Her waters broke and filled into her boots. Maybe I should do the same thing and let Murphy’s Law take care of the rest…