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I am hurting worse today than I have lately. My lower back is killing me, I know he has dropped, I'm having weird pains in my ribs (no longer the normal "foot in my ribs" pain, more kind of burning pain), and experiencing tightening in my abdomen. There aren't any menstrual-cramp feeling pains, but somehow I feel like this is only the beginning.
Oddly (and funnily) enough, my best friend has predicted that when I go to the doc on Tuesday, I won't be leaving until baby is born. So I plan on having mine and baby's bags in the car when I go to my appt Tuesday. Lets hope something happens soon, I can't take much more of this.
I feel you. My next appointment is Tuesday too. I wonder if I should put my bags in the car? At my appointment last week I was 80-90% thinned out and 1 cm dilated, and I've felt menstrual like cramps and I've had contractions off and on all weekend, so I'm wondering if I've progressed even more??? DH is determined this baby is going to stay in me for at least 2 more weeks. I'm unsure if I'll make it that long... :/
Good luck!! The last couple days I feel pretty much like my period is coming, but nothing consistent or even really above a 3 on a pain scale. All my contractions have been painless. I've got to wait til Friday (which means I'll be 38w4d) They mentioned inducing me at 39 weeks, so I assume I'll have to discuss dates at that time. I hate waiting all week! I feel pretty lucky that I'm already 1cm and 70% effaced. From what I understand that's pretty good for 37 weeks and being a first timer. Fingers crossed for all of us!
Oh, good luck at your apt this week. I have had all those same complaints. But my burning is down in my vaginal area. Not like an infection burning when I go to the bathroom, but more of a burning like something is down there and trying to come out, haha!