Week 37 – Day 5

I’m so fed up… The two or three weeks left feel like an eternity. I’m googling natural ways to induce labour, but it’s all old wives tales. Once my ribs aren’t hurting anymore I’ll start trying the different things to get this baby out. At the same time I don’t really feel ready yet. There are still things I want to finish before she comes, but can’t do right now because of this imposed rest to heal period. It’s driving me mental. Maybe tomorrow I can go outside..? Maybe…

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Week 37 – Day 4

These last 10 days have been trying. First the cough and fever and hospital. Then this weekend, as the cough has been persistent, the left side of my ribcage has become completely inflamed. Every movement hurts. We’ve been in Germany over the weekend which has been very lovely, but probably not the best thing to do in terms of resting and healing.

This week I really need to do nothing at all. I can’t even imagine the pain of going into labour if this hasn’t healed yet. Went to the doctors again, but because I’m so far along in the pregnancy, there is nothing at all they can give me to reduce the pain or the inflammation. It’s literally a matter of move and use my muscles as little as possible. Of course it doesn’t help that I’m still coughing a bit, and every time I do it feels like lots of little knives stabbing my ribs.

This pregnancy really has been great in terms of how easy it’s been, and although what’s happening now is not really to do with the pregnancy, it really sucks that it’s made me feel so weak and as if my body can’t manage as well as usual.

Week 36 – Day 6

Normally I recover from a cold within a couple of days. I feel like all I’m doing is sitting at home, coughing. My nose dripping all over the place. I should be (a little) grateful that the fever was only one day and that the baby is fine, but it feels like each day like this is dragging on forever.

I’ve been out and about doing some bits here and there, which probably isn’t helping the recovery… Should just stay in all day and rest. Let the body do what it’s supposed to.

One week into my maternity leave. Well, it hasn’t been what I expected, considering I’ve spent most of it feeling like my body is failing me :/

22 days left according to my app, but the midwife said yesterday that most 1st babies come on 40 + 5 days, so setting my mental timer to prepare for 21st November which is 27 days from now. Still not so bad I guess, would make her a Sagittarius like me 🙂