So I am almost half way through my 39th week and I am miserable. I didn't gain much weight throughout my body, I'm all baby belly. I feel and look huge and am just tired of lugging around this huge belly swaying from side to side when I walk. Its some what painful to walk around, bend over, get up from sitting, and its difficult to wipe after using the bathroom. I've been cramping a lot the last 4ish days and been having a lot of braxton hix contractions. With a few that take my breath away here and there. My doctor also hasn't checked me for any progress for the last 3 weeks, so I have no clue if I'm thinning or dialating or anything. Just a little frustrated. I'm just tired of being pregnant right now and anxious about being a FTM. This weeks weather is supposed to be ridiculously hot too so I'm definitely not looking forward to it. Just trying to stay cool, along with not snapping on people because I'm so uncomfortable.
I'm just curious as to what other moms did while feeling this way, if they have felt this way, to calm down or take their mind off of the labor and birth anxiety they may have had? Any opinion helps! Thank you ladies! Sorry about the long venting like post.