Monday, July 27, 2009

Day one overdue...

I am not going to promise to blog every day that I'm overdue, but today things feel different so I thought I'd jot down some notes.

The baby is definitely dropping into my pelvis, which is just what she is supposed to be doing. I can tell the angle of the top of my belly from my torso is less than it was a couple days ago. I haven't felt the pressure on my bladder that I've been told to expect, but I feel pressure and sometimes almost pain where I expect my cervix is. Somehow I'm going to the loo even more frequently than normal. I probably don't want to know what percentage of my day I'm spending in there...

She's still moving around loads, and especially active in the evening - I think she's trying to do her soccer practice right now. I've been so lucky so far in that she hasn't been the sort of baby to jam her toes in my ribs, which I've heard is very common and desperately uncomfortable. I think she's still in a posterior (back to my back) position, rather than the desirable anterior (back facing out) position, based on flat and bumpy bits, and where she's kicking at me. I'm pretty sure she's still head down which is most important.

Today and over the past couple of days, every time I get up from sitting or lying down, I've been feeling achy in my lower back and hips. This hasn't been normal for me throughout pregnancy, I think partly because of the chiropractic care I have received, plus keeping active with yoga and walking. I expect the increased achy-ness is partly pre-labour discomfort, and partly because my energy and activity levels have really lowered: I'm only walking maybe ten blocks a day these days, and doing a minimalist getting ready for labour yoga practice.

As I mentioned a few posts back, I'm also feeling very introspective, and not precisely antisocial, but just very happy to hang out at home and chill. I'm still not nesting: I told DH about nesting and how I should soon be rushing around cleaning the house and I think he's looking forward to seeing that! I'm not a big cleaner.

Still no contractions that I'd call anything but Braxton Hicks practice contractions, no water breaking, etc...

Anyone want to bet that this is it for my early labour signs and the baby will be born before August 1st? (I'm thinking it might be later, but not sure...)

5 comments:

Matteo said...

My girlfriend Becky bets July 30 morning time...Matteo Becchi

CaroLyn said...

Matteo! thanks for stopping by, and thank Becky for her happy thoughts!

Melodie said...

No way to tell CT. My 1st was right on time and my 2nd was 3 days late. "They" say that the first is usually never on time and that your babies arrive closer to your due date as you have more. I don't know who "they" are but this is what my girlfriends tell me. Was opposite for me. It will happen when it's supposed to. But I know being overdue can be quite the waiting around period. Resting and relaxing is exactly what you should be doing so I am glad to hear you are doing it. I'll be thinking of you!!!

CaroLyn said...

Thanks Melodie! You're so right - she'll come when she's good and ready :)

JODI said...

I'll be going on vacation starting tomorrow but will make sure Eric keeps me posted on your status... Best of luck and hope everything goes well w/delivery...

p.s. cleaning is overrated! ;)