Ok, so I need some help.
I'm 40 weeks. At my appointment on Friday, midwife did a check and I was 4cms, she did a stretch and sweep for me.
So, after that I had a little bleeding, irregular, but strong contractions, extra mucous then yesterday morning a bloody show.
Then some huge contractions yesterday afternoon.
But it all stalled. I haven't had any contractions today, just some tightenings.
I think I know why its stalled, my Mum has to mind dd while Dh and I are at the hospital, so she's been here since Saturday morning, and she's driving me INSANE! I love her, but I can't be around her 24/7. She keeps asking me if I've had any more pains, and then calls people to tell them how I'm progressing, or not progressing. Its adding all this extra pressure that I do not need. Feels like performance anxiety. Then, my brother came over this afternoon, he called Mum to organise his visit, noone asked me if I minded having him over, and he was asking why I haven't had the baby yet, kept on asking me if anything was happening, as if I want to talk about my body with my brother! Then he invited himself to stay for dinner!
Then there's Dh, he keeps looking at me all disappointed, obviously annoyed, and saying he's sick of waiting. Well, sorr-ee, next time I'll just have the baby when you tell me to.
We tried, walking, I've walked for hours this weekend, all through our very hilly suburb, its been agonizing on my pelvic instability. We had s.ex today (sent dd to the park with nanny). I've tried accupressure points.
Anyway, I guess this is more of a vent than anything. I want the baby out more than anyone. So just leave me alone!
But please, if anyone has any advice, I'll try it.
Ps, I'm broke, so can't afford accupuncture, herbs or chiro or the like. Wish, I had the money. Also, next appointment isn't until Thursday. Am considering going to the hospital and asking for another stretch and sweep, or to have my waters broken. Or possibly going to my gp tomorrow and asking for a stretch and sweep.