Saturday, July 26, 2008

38 Weeks, One Day

Peanut moved down into my pelvis sometime yesterday, I'm about 99% sure of it. I can tell by just looking at myself that he's lower. His feet/legs (or whatever I've been feeling that I can still feel) are still poking out in the same places except about 2-3 inches lower than they were previously. Also, I can FEEL his head in my pelvis. I can feel it from the outside with my hand, and I can feel it on the inside when he moves. The feeling ranges from weird to excruciating, depending on how forcefully he moves and which direction he's pushing when he moves. If he pushes down, or forward, it's agonizing - like a sharp stabbing pain to my cervix. If he pushes to one side or to the back, it's just strange. It feels like he's almost spinning on his little head. Very odd feeling.

I awoke this morning at 4:30 to some cramping, contractions that were mildly painful and were coming and going off and on in cycles. Felt like labor, just very mild. I'd get up and move around and they'd go away, and then I'd lie down and they'd come back. I finally checked my cervix and it's changed in position and softness since yesterday -- it's much lower and I almost can't distinguish it, it's so soft, but still closed (malleable in its closedness, though). I've been up and around all day since 7:30 and haven't felt much at all other than just an aching back since I started the day. I wonder what I'll feel in a few minutes when I go lie down for a nap?

I feel sliiiiiiiiightly nauseous today off and on and very, very sluggish/tired. I felt almost feverish in the early morning but that's passed.

That's it. I don't feel much other than sleepy and slightly, very slightly achey down low at the minute. Ready for that nap and a lazy, restful afternoon. Will update if anything changes.


Jemma said...

Oooh oooh oooh exciting stuff!

Quick eat a curried pineapple and take a long walk...or something like that!

Hehe I'm gonna be hitting refresh here a lot I can tell ;)

Mari said...

Every time you post here I think - is this it? Hope Peanut gets impatient and moves some more!

elaine@bloginmyeye said...

I remember that feeling you describe of the head in the pelvis. Fascinating! *insert sex brings on labor joke here*

BerryBusyMom said...

This sounds very exciting!! I remember the cervix pains that you are talking about.

Sounds like your pregnant days are numbered - Yipee!

We are headed down to the glorious Wild Dunes tomorrow morning. Hopefully I can continue to check the blog. Can't wait to "meet" lil' (or big?!) Peanut


Jenn said...

Won't be long now, woo hoo! I'm so excited. And I just can't hide it.

Alice said...

Excited here too! Yay! C'mon Peanut! :)

The Fritz Facts said...

Very exciting. Take a walk...maybe it will help loosen you up (in more ways than one! lol).

Leigh said...

How exciting. To think that your little peanut will be with you soon!

Rambling On said...

Ohhhhhh!!!! This baby is getting into position, starting his engine...I am so excited. We are going to meet this boy really soon.

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