What do you think?
Yesterday afternoon I left work early cuz I had a doctor's appointment and while in my car I got a phone call that the office had to reschedule to the next day (today), because the doctor was on the way to the hospital to go deliver a baby. The nerve! Ha, kidding. So, feeling thankful I had an extra two hours to myself (off from work) I went home and immediately, randomly, started cleaning the baker's rack in my kitchen (we have a small kitchen and the microwave and some other stuff is on the baker's rack, cuz we don't' have enough counter space). I started scrubbing out the microwave, and weeding through old mail and just generally cleaning. I had been having Braxton Hicks contractions since I got home but I was so focused on cleaning, that instead of going to lay down and drink water, I sorta ignored them.
I did drink water, at least.
Then Daryl got home about an hour later so we ran out to do a quick grocery shopping, just to get some main staples. I ended up leaning on the carriage as we walked cuz I was so tired and my back was sore. AND those damn BH's were still coming. It wasn't painful at all, so I wasn't worried that they were real contractions, but it was definitely uncomfortable with how tight my belly was feeling. I also had started to feel nauseous but I attributed it to eating too much sugar that afternoon.
So off we went back home and I put away the groceries and then went to lay down while Big D made a quick dinner for us of hot dogs and green beans. The nausea was very mild, so I wondered if maybe I was just hungry, but yet when I had dinner in front of me I had to force it down (I even fed the rest of my green beans to the dogs, sssshhhhh! Don't tell Big D! Ha ha!). Starting from like 7pm for the next two hours, Hunter was extremely active and mobile...and PAINFUL to his poor Mama.
While Daryl had been hoping earlier in the night, that the nausea was maybe a beginning sign of labor, I reassured him that this baby was WAY too active for that. I thought I remembered reading that their activity level dies down a bit when labor is beginning. And when I felt better, I decided to have a small bowl of vanilla ice cream, after which I felt gross again. And my low belly started to gently (not painfully) ache.
Finally at bedtime around 10:30pm, I was getting ready to crawl into bed when I realized that I was having a new feeling...in my low, low belly I had a feeling of "fullness" in addition to the slight ache--I was trying to determine if it was a PMS-feeling type of ache, cuz I have not felt it before(at least not anything like it since the VERY beginning of this pregnancy). I woke up a bajillion times to pee through-out the night, as always, and almost always felt that low "fullness" and achiness.
My questions now. Do you think this "fullness" I feel could be that Hunter has moved down even lower?
And also, I don't think my office was going to start internal checks until I hit 38 weeks, but as of today I am 37 weeks and 4 days, so like 37 and a half weeks...and I want to request they do an internal.
Do you think I'm crazy? I just feel like I am going insane with the not-knowing and feeling these things changing with my body. I'm over-analyzing everything and trying my best at the same time, NOT to. At least if I DO get the check (the doctors had told me before they would do an internal if the patient requested one, before 38 weeks) I will know that something is/is not happening and maybe I can try to RELAX???