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post #21 of 111
Oh gosh, and I'm the opposite of Queen. I've got a sensitive or "irritable" uterus, which means it spasms constantly, and RRL actually makes the BH much much worse, so I have to avoid it.

Drinking RRL tea can be very helpful for some mamas though, and I'd drink it if I could tolerate it for sure (I tried it again this pregnancy and it was immediately obvious not a good idea. Oh well).

But BH usually signifies either a need for hydration, or that you're pushing yourself too hard. (Most women don't have irritable uterus issues, and BH for most mamas means drink more water and/or slow down a bit.)

justKate, try drinking a tall glass of water, and sitting/lying down for a few minutes when you feel your abdomen tighten up. In addition to or in lieu of taking RRL (depending on how well you tolerate it -- if it's okay then go for it!), magnesium can be very helpful, because it has a mild relaxant effect on muscles. So make sure your magnesium and other mineral intake is good, also.

And be sure you're emptying your bladder when you need to -- don't hold it. That can make BH much worse (and trigger UTIs too).
post #22 of 111
I was up last night with my middle son twice . . . he had to go to the bathroom, I had to go to the bathroom twice, and then I was up 3 times with my youngest son . . . just because. (I was unable to find anything wrong with him) Yep, that equals 7 times. I was not a happy camper last night.

My hands are officially a mess. It was inevidible . . . it happens with every pregnancy. I was hoping to avoid it for a little longer though. I don't want to do this hand thing for 10 more weeks. It's miserable! I have pregnancy induced carpel tunnel syndrome, and it starts out mild . . . and gets worse and worse the further I get along. I have to wear those wrist braces to bed . . . but those are miserable too.

I have also started mildly swelling. Bummer! I swelled with my oldest, but didn't really swell at all with my next two. I was hoping to avoid it this time too.

On a happy note, all 3 of my boys played nicely together from the time we got home from church until they went to bed last night! What a great day that was! I'd love a repeat of that today!
post #23 of 111
Last night must have been the night of no sleep. Twice I was up with my 5 year old because he was "itchy and cold". (He has eczema and his blanket fell off). And then at 4 AM, for some reason I was up and couldn't go back to sleep for the rest of the night. So I'm going to be really tired today... :yawn:
post #24 of 111
We were up a lot too! Both little kids! What the heck!
post #25 of 111
Queen, nighten, thanks!
post #26 of 111
I don't have any children (except the one in the oven), but I was up all night too. One might think we're all very pregnant women, haha!
I feel like my bladder shrank overnight. I mean, I've been going more often anyway, but suddenly it's gone from slightly more frequently to all the freaking time. Seriously, everytime I stand up.
Thanksgiving was great and the food was delicious, but I quickly learned the difference between feeling full when you're not pregnant and feeling full when you are. It's like I already don't have anymore space in there, then I cram in all that delicious food and I feel like I could pop. The tummy has been feeling very tight lately, like it just needs to be a little bit bigger. Could there be stretch marks not far behind? I was hoping to avoid that...
post #27 of 111
I've pretty much resigned myself to not getting a good night sleep for another year. I don't sleep well anymore anyway and now not feeling well really isn't helping.

I noticed yesterday i am getting linea negra. It is still very light and a bit darker on the bottom but I think it is forming on the entire belly. I had thought I wouldn't get it if I made it this far but my mom said she got it in the last month or 2 as well. Anyone else got it?

Cindy
post #28 of 111
I've got a very light one too, but I think it shows up so early because I'm so fair skinned maybe? I don't know. It's pale but it's there -- and emphasizes how my belly button is so not centered.

I didn't sleep terribly well last night but it was my bladder and my toddler. But I didn't mind it so much because when I woke up, it had snowed!!! Which is not very common here. I was thrilled.

Here's a picture of my daughter in the snow:

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And building a little snowman:

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I got some of the outside Christmas decor up (we're not going nuts outside this year because I'm ungainly, nor nuts inside because we have new kittens). But I got the holiday flags up and that was a start. I love the snow so much.
post #29 of 111
I have the line. DH was trying to convince me that it was just peach fuzz that has always been there.

I couldn't sleep last night either and my baby was all excited and bouncy in my belly. But that could have been from the pie I ate right before bed. But I don't really feel tired until the late afternoon. If I remember to take a walk, then that usually helps me stay awake a bit longer.
post #30 of 111
Apparently the Sleep Snatchers are dogging us all!
I had a terrible sleep, with leg cramps and restless legs and an equally restless bladder. I tried everything; a glass of milk before bed, calcium/magnesium powder, Rescue Remedy Sleep Spray ... a hot bath, a good book, and no nap earlier in the day.

To what effect?

I was up until 3am, and then pretty much on the hour after that, while the dogs and the cat and the DP slept on blisfully. :
post #31 of 111
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Originally Posted by AllyRae View Post
Last night must have been the night of no sleep. Twice I was up with my 5 year old because he was "itchy and cold". (He has eczema and his blanket fell off). And then at 4 AM, for some reason I was up and couldn't go back to sleep for the rest of the night. So I'm going to be really tired today... :yawn:
My DD was awake and talking at 4am about how I needed to fix the sheet and she needed her water cup and her baby doll and she kept hugging me and saying "Awww..." which was cute but annoying because I was trying to sleep! She finally fell back asleep and didn't wake up until 11.
post #32 of 111
All of these posts are making me sleepy . . . I'm thankful to be able to sleep at night, but that might be because I'm not huge--yet. I wake up frequently in the middle of the night, usually once in early morning to empty my bladder and several other times to feel the baby move or discover I've rolled onto my back. I usually fall right back to sleep when I settle back on my side. I'll count my blessings.

I haven't really noticed any BH except after, um, intimate times. Boy, they are long and strong then! I have noticed that occassionally my tummy feels kind of bruised, especially around my belly button (still a definite "innie"). I haven't noticed bumping it hard. In fact, it's when I gently lean against something (like the sink when washing dishes) that I notice that it's so tender. I'm not sure what this means.
post #33 of 111
I love the little snowman, nighten, they are both so cute. I was up at 5 this am anticipating a phone call cancelling school because we had such a big snow last night. No luck! But it sure is pretty here!

Oh the BHicks! Mine came back with a vengence on Thursday, and I am so tired of them. They're nearly constant anytime I'm up, and they're strong enough to really hurt, so much so that the muscles in my inner thighs, abdomen and lower back are all aching from them. I think its just normal for me this pregnancy (water, rest, RRL have no effect), but I'm gonna have the dr check on Friday to make sure nothing more is happening just in case.

On a different note - what are you asking for for Christmas? I have no idea what to tell dh I want. He needs a hint, or he'll wander Walmart the night before and come home with a lot of "desperate gifts". I've been so busy planning Christmas and prepping for the babe, that I really can't focus. I'd love some inspiration - it doesn't have to be big...
post #34 of 111
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He needs a hint, or he'll wander Walmart the night before and come home with a lot of "desperate gifts". I've been so busy planning Christmas and prepping for the babe, that I really can't focus. I'd love some inspiration - it doesn't have to be big...
A gift certificate for a massage! Or a day at the spa ... mani, pedi, facial, etc.
post #35 of 111
Christmas wish list:

I second the massage or mani, pedi. Something nice to pamper yourself before baby arrives. I was also thinking about new slippers since I always wear slippers in the house and I'll be home more. Or new pj's and a robe. I vote for pure comfort items!

I'm 31 weeks today! I had an OB appt this morning. Baby's heart is 160 as it has been all along. She doesn't fluctuate at all. She's head down and very active these last few days. She has quiet days too but Dr didn't seem consernced at all. I'm measuring exactly 31 weeks. That heartbeat is so great to hear!
post #36 of 111
So, is everyone due the first week of February? I'm due on Feb. 12th and I'm still only 29 weeks and a day or so right now. I can't believe how far along everyone else is!

I felt a distinct shortness of breath this past weekend. It was very uncomfortable. The only relief I got was from sleeping so on Saturday I slept for 15 hours! I tried to get a sense of the baby's position inside of me, thinking that she was trying to crush me to death but it was hard to tell. I felt that hard roundness, many of you mentioned, near my belly button, and one near my lower right hip so I wonder if the baby was just rotating.

Luckily, no problems breathing so far today. I have a doc's appt tomorrow so I plan on asking if this is normal. It felt kinda scary and made it difficult to do much of anything.
post #37 of 111
Heinz: I am due the 12th as well.

Cindy
post #38 of 111
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Originally Posted by CandyApple View Post
On a different note - what are you asking for for Christmas? I have no idea what to tell dh I want. He needs a hint, or he'll wander Walmart the night before and come home with a lot of "desperate gifts". I've been so busy planning Christmas and prepping for the babe, that I really can't focus. I'd love some inspiration - it doesn't have to be big...
Oh gosh, I want a hot air popcorn popper, but I'd love love love a massage. Can't afford it right now though I'm pretty sure. So a popcorn popper would be nice. I'd love the one that is red and looks like an old-fashioned one, but am asking for one that works, and doesn't look fancy or anything.

We're not huge with Christmas for each other (we do Heifer International each year, and last year we got one thing for the house instead of getting lots for each other), plus his bday is right before Christmas and mine is right after, and we do more for birthdays than Christmas. Our focus is more on Guinevere (and will be on the new baby too once she's born) for Christmas gifts.

I wouldn't want a manicure or pedicure, but I'm not a fan of people touching my feet. And I keep my fingernails cut way short, so that'd be kind of a waste for me. But a massage? Ahhhhhh.

*daydreams*
post #39 of 111
Heinz: I am due the 14th- but I have long cycles, and I will be 30 weeks on thursday. I am in the Boulder area- cool to see someone here that is close! (As you can see by my siggy I UP/UC so I use the due date calculators to figure out when I am due.)

I am feeling pretty good lately- just bad indigestion because this LO sits so high- and bathroom visits have been incredibly frequent starting yesterday.

We visited the inlaws over the holiday- boy am I glad they are 700 miles away. I don't know of anyone who stresses me out more than them. They actually announced they would be coming to our house after this LO is born- but don't worry it will be a week or two after- they don't want to overwhelm me with visitors right after she's born. We lived 10 minutes from them when DS was born, and they showed up about 10 hours after, uninvited- grrrr.... I still get annoyed thinking about it. I think we are going to have to reiterate our need for a baby moon, and let them know when it is okay for them to come. I had 50 hours of labor due to a posterior babe last time, and we were too tired to fight them off. Luckily distance and a 12 hour drive are on our side this time.

Sorry for the little rant- but I have a hard time with those folks. I have already established strict boundaries with my family, but DH has a harder time doing so with his- I guess I will be the bad guy this time- oh well, it isn't the first time, and I know it won't be the last time.
post #40 of 111
I am due at the beginning of February. I am 30 weeks now. I have my OB appointment tomorrow. I can't believe I am already going every 2 weeks. Crazy! It should be a quick appointment in and out. I don't really have anything to discuss, so a quick check on the heartbeat, measurement, weight check, and urine. . . and I am out of there.

I am really starting to get excited about this little babe! I am still skeptical that it's a girl. I'd love to have another peak just to make sure. It was just so very clear with my last two that they were boys. But my first was not so clear, and we were told girl. So, I can't help but be skeptical.
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