Sunday morning, I woke up and started doing what I do every Sunday morning. Got dressed, started up my flat iron and laid out my makeup while I had hot water boiling for my "Throat Coat" tea. I went to the bathroom and felt this extreme heaviness in my pelvis. I started doing my hair and all of the sudden something felt "off" or "wrong". Something's not right... I feel so weird... The pressure in my pelvis was growing by the second.
I started eating my breakfast and then I ran to the bathroom and threw up. I then had a loose stool. I felt like I needed to sit there until my water broke. My mind was gone at that point. I couldn't think straight or anything.
I went to church and COULD NOT sit still. I just walked up and down the hall ways, swayed back and forth. My contractions were 10 minutes apart until about 11:30pm then they were 3-5 minutes apart the remainder of the day until I went to sleep around 2am.
I had my baby shower that day and was SO uncomfortable (the shower was an awesome blast though!!). I just wanted to eat and eat and eat and eat. My stomach was grumbling no matter what I ate. I believe I lost part of my mucus plug here. My body also started shaking like I was going into shock. I was shivering and felt very uneasy.
Around 6pm I couldn't keep my eyes open any longer. I fell asleep until about 8pm then needed to walk again. Alex and I walked around the block and I came back and just laid on the couch watching NCIS. Moved into the room, but the pressure was so tremendous I couldn't sleep. Finally I did fall asleep around 2am.
Today, Monday, was a lighter version of yesterday. I have a slight urge to "nest" (which I haven't had at all yet). Still crampy. Lots of pressure. Less contractions. Still nauseated. Back pain comes in waves.
I have an appointment tomorrow and I am going to have them check me and see if I dilated any more since my last appointment.
OF MY BIGGEST complaints is the SWELLING!!!!!!! My face, feet, arms, and hands. I feel like a whale that washed up on shore. Seriously... I even sweat a lot at night and wake up a little less swollen, but then I swell BAD through the day. I look like I put on a ton of weight, but it's all water retention! That's fun fun fun!
I'm trying a few things to help with the swelling.
I've read lemon water and Dandelion Root tea helps a lot.
I'm pretty useless at this point. Just climbing the stairs causes lots of contractions. I'm taking it easy but trying to stay busy so I don't go crazy.
God is good though. I am keeping a good attitude for the most part. I have my moments of crying as I look in the mirror at my swollen body, but I know in a few weeks from now that won't matter at all :)