I’ve had it. I can’t take this anymore. Seriously.
I’m swollen, my back hurts, my feet hurt, my head hurts. I’m totally useless. I try to get work done, but my body is like “Oh hell naw!” ”
I would like my body back.
I CAN’T TAKE THIS. I never felt like this with my other pregnancies.
And yet? COMPLAINING ANYWAY. I just want to feel healthy again, I want to feel like me again.
And I want my appetite back. I can’t even EAT because I’m so miserable.
But mostly, I want my little girl already. I need her desperately, to see her, to hold her, to kiss her so I can say “this was all worth it”.
I can’t do this much longer, I am going to lose my mind, if I haven’t already.

17 thoughts on “PLEASE GOD PLEASE!

  1. Mona

    You’re not alone feeling this shitty. I was constantly tired everyday since I was pregnant till the baby came out all because I had gestational diabetes. Doesn’t make it easier now coz I’ve just been diagnosed as an official diabetic and now on medication everyday. Even with no baby inside me I am still out of energy but still gotta clean my house, take care of my 2 kids and cook.

  2. Tracy

    Uh…wait a minute…didn’t your doctor tell you to go home and put your feet up ANYWAY??? SO get to it! Quit worrying about what needs to get done. You need to keep yourself healthy and happy so that baby can finish baking already!!!
    And trust me…if you can do NATURAL childbirth, no pain killers, then you can take two more weeks of being pregnant.
    Now, if *I* was pregnant…they’d better hook up the damn epidural for the entire 9 months!! 😉

  3. Sean

    Hey Yvonne
    I know something that will make you feel better.
    Just imagine the guilt trip you can lay on Gabriella when she’s 20 years old and giving you grief.
    You can talk incessantly about the hell that was the labor you went through to bring her ungrateful ass into this world.
    Get all your cliches out and give them a spin around the block.
    “I brought you into this world and I can take you out.”
    “You’ll understand when you have children of your own.”
    “Do you have any idea what I went through to bring you into this world?”
    Etc, etc, etc.
    See. Don’t you feel better? LOL.
    You’ll make it Yvonne. Be strong.
    This too shall pass.

  4. Vickie

    Sean – my kids are 20 and 17.
    I’ve used all those lines.
    They DON’T work. All you see them do is roll their eyes, do the barking hand motion and say “blahblahblahblahblahblah…..”
    (Not that I didn’t say the same thing to MY mother)
    Seriously…I agree with Tracy,,,didn’t the doctor tell you to get to bed?? To HELL with the fucking house. I mean honest to God I said this three weeks ago that you shouldn’t be in THIS much miserable pain unless she’s like already 12 pounds! Fuck cleaning and laundry. Certainly the boys are old enough to be pitching in and doing dishes and cleaning up around. And Tony? Tell him to just DO WHAT HAS TO BE DONE because your doctor told you you were to have bedrest!
    Good luck the next two weeks….and take care of yourself the most for now.

  5. Canadian Lauren

    Only a little while longer Yvonne. I know how miserable you feel, I remember it all too well.
    Take it easy as much as you can, and not much longer you’ll be holding your precious girl. Hang in there girl!!!

  6. Stacey

    I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m seriously liking Tracy’s idea.
    *contemplates creating a pregnancy epidural*
    I could make millions!
    Hang in there Yvonne, we’re in the home stretch now.

  7. Jett

    Would it help you any, at all, if I were to rummage around in my hope chest and get out the tight sweater and poms of my cheerleadery youth and stand in your living room crafting cheers for you and only you?
    No? Punch me in the throat, you say?
    Alright then.

  8. Anonymous

    Want to know how I coped? Castor oil+Orange Juice=Baby! Thats how I coped. I did it to get everything started with my both of my kids. I was seriously miserable. 5’2 and 236 pounds, swollen, hurt everywhere, so I took the plunge. It worked. It didn’t harm the baby, and I felt a lot better. Obviously after the childbirthing process was over.
    Castor oil doesn’t taste too bad in orange juice. Best thing I have learned to do is to hold your nose while you drink it down. Drink the whole bottle. Try not to puke. But seriously if you’re looking for a solution thats the one I would try and it isn’t harmful. I checked with my OB before I did it and all he did was smile and say ‘go ahead but you’ll probably be pooping everywhere and that is what brings on the labor’. I did it when I got home and within 4 hours I was in labor.
    Goodluck 🙂

  9. robyn

    If you’re at that stage where you’re willing to try anything — here’s a recipe for labor-inducing eggplant parmesan. I tried it the night before my induction. I didn’t end up going into full labor on my own, but rode in on some pretty decent contractions that they said most likely helped kick the Pitocin into high gear… Also, I’ve heard to try fresh pineapple — not canned or packaged by the produce department, but a freshly cut open one, eating it instantly. There’s an ingredient in it that is supposed to help dilate the cervix.

  10. yvonne

    mmmmm pineapple. i’m totally doing that.
    and jett? come on over. Just don’t take it personally if i start crying.

  11. Justagirli

    Hey there, I have been reading your blog for a while now, girl you crack me up. I feel your pain, being a mother of 3 children, I KNOW just how you feel. My third pregnancy just about killed me. I gained over 80lbs! Thats like almost another whole person. I worked 2 full time jobs until I was 7 months preg. only having to quit after going into premature labor. Then I never thought I was going to have that baby. I did everything you can imagine to enduce it, I did the castrol oil (ewww-beware of this one), the A-1 and mac and cheese, walking endless hours. What finally did it for me? I decided to throw a party for memorial day. I knew that if I did this I would of course go into labor- you know Murphy’s Law. And did I throw a party! We had 50-60 people at our house, BBQ going, volley ball the whole nine yards, and sure enough! I spent the entire day in labor, only to be standing at the front door at 7pm with my legs crossed yelling we have to go NOW! . I have to say it was well worth it. My daughter now five is worth all the bloating, constant peeing, no sleeping, and the inablitiy to wear shoes for the last few weeks of the whole ordeal. You will make it girl it sounds like you have a lot of people who love you and support you. I will keep my fingers crossed for you and maybe do a little labor dance ya. Hang in there!

  12. Jett

    Y, despite my crusty exterior, seeing a nine-months pregger crying will elicit extreme sympathy in me and I will cry, as well.
    Maybe THAT will make you feel better?

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