Monday, May 23, 2016

35W 3D Trying to Hold On

Saturday was a normal, event-packed, hot day. I felt normal for the most part besides the swelling. I took a shower at 9pm and started settling down to sleep around 9:30pm. I was so exhausted, yet VERY restless. Finally around 11:30pm I took some Benadryl and dosed off a few hours later. I woke up every 30 minutes with what felt like an EXTREMELY full bladder

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 :)


  1. AWWW!!!! sho sorry Cassie ((hug)) Praying 4 you, love y'all. glad you had fun at your baby Shower :)

  2. Excited to meet this new little guy but I hope he can stay put until at least 37 weeks (I know miserable mama, but that's not toooooo far away!!)