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post #21 of 55
You wonder if you can get through the day without speaking more than grunts, grumbles and growls. (I've been cranky lately, can you tell )
post #22 of 55
This is a fun thread!

If someone else can't put your shoes/socks on and tie them for you than you wear slip ons or go barefoot---even if it is cold!

Someone offers you a chair and you decline because you don't want to have to get back up

You tell your 2yo to take off his diaper, put it in the pail, and then let him go naked so you don't have to chase/wrestle him or bend over and pick him up

Umm...and totally TMI--but, I had already peed a gazillion times on our 4hr car ride this past weekend, we got to a point (entering NYC via Brooklyn Bridge, if anyone is familiar) where I knew there would be no restrooms for at least 40mins and I peed in a cup while DH was driving because I was afraid even if I made it to his grandparents' building I'd pee myself as soon as I stood up!
post #23 of 55
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Originally Posted by LilMomma83 View Post
This is a fun thread!

Umm...and totally TMI--but, I had already peed a gazillion times on our 4hr car ride this past weekend, we got to a point (entering NYC via Brooklyn Bridge, if anyone is familiar) where I knew there would be no restrooms for at least 40mins and I peed in a cup while DH was driving because I was afraid even if I made it to his grandparents' building I'd pee myself as soon as I stood up!
That's hilarious! I've had some nice interactions with older moms in the last couple of weeks, and I've been thinking, the reason having kids is such a rite of passage for women is that we all like to laugh about the indignities of pregnancy. You can't join in the joke if you haven't been there. I jokingly asked my dh last night if it makes him sad that he'll never experience anything as bizarre as pregnancy. I bet you never thought you'd pee in a cup in a moving car, but really, why not!
post #24 of 55
You are butterfingers and keep dropping stuff. If your kids aren't around to help fetch the fallen object, you contemplate just leaving it on the floor.

Last night I caught myself thinking about how nice it would be if ppl could just walk around naked. I am so sick of having to hike and pull down certain articles of clothings.

Your belly spontaneously starts dancing around on its own.
post #25 of 55
I love this thread! FWIW, I have peed in a bottle in the car not pregnant!

You do all your "gardening" (i.e. shaving/trimming) down there blind because you can't see past your belly.

You hold a kegel while walking sometimes because the LO just sits on your bladder and you think you will just continuously leak.

Shopping/activities/trips revolve around 1. where to pee 2. where to eat 3. where to rest

A little of every snack/meal ends up on your belly and you dont know until you take off your shirt.
post #26 of 55
you rip your maternity jeans while trying to pull them over your a$$

you wish you could get a foley catheter inserted at night so you wouldn't have to go to the bathroom so many times in the middle of the night
post #27 of 55
It's too dangerous to stand on one leg to put your underwear on (due to balance and belly issues), so you throw it on the floor and put your feet in the holes as if they're slippers -- much easier and safer!
post #28 of 55
- Rather than pick up the paper towel on the floor at work I try to kick it under the pop machine (and get caught!)

- I make sure both DD and I pee before we get in the car

- I feel urge to nest, but pregnancy brain gets in the way and I forget what I am doing/need to do

- I get excited about my sleeping "through the night" for at least 5 hours and not being woken up by the need to pee or aches and pains.

- I look at the calendar and think "Oh CRAP, only X weeks left"

- I have lift my belly to see what is going on down there (assess need to shave, etc)

- Swear I will never get obese becasue I could not deal with the big belly on a permanent/longer term basis
post #29 of 55
- you wake up to pee seriously pissed off because you JUST got comfortable and FINALLY fell asleep.

-people tell you how great you look and you glare and them spitefully thinking they are lying, or they have no idea how bad you feel.

-even though you feel horrid, you still don't want to rush the next few weeks since you have nothing ready and are still sort of in denial that another baby is coming.
post #30 of 55
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-even though you feel horrid, you still don't want to rush the next few weeks since you have nothing ready and are still sort of in denial that another baby is coming.
Oh so true!
post #31 of 55
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Originally Posted by GoldmanBaby09 View Post
Your boobs are so ginormous they need their own zip code!
i would gladly welcome this! hahaha
post #32 of 55
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Originally Posted by beansmama View Post
i would gladly welcome this! hahaha
Trust me, you think that until you actually have to deal with it! I'm a 34I right now and don't know what to do with myself. They really do need their own zip code!
post #33 of 55
-When your DH/DP is no longer moved by your tears.

-When you think you're doing a good "gardening" job only shaving your pits.

-When you will settle for ANYBODY else's cooking, just so you don't have to think about/look at/smell raw food, and especially not have to stand.

-When you start pleading to your belly like it will listen "please leave my ribs alone"

-When nobody in your household reacts to you pleading with your belly anymore.

-When you can trully appriciate a mumu's worth.

-When grannie panties become your friend.

-When your older child sympathetically says, "I know!" when you tell them you're soooo done being pregnant.

[Seriously, my DSS2 hugged me today, and said he can't wait to meet his new baby sister- I said, "Me too!" and he said, "I know. You're done with this."... and I've never said that directly too him! It was kinda cute ]

-When you torture yourself with the same channel all day, just so you don't have get up and get the remote, "I guess I have to watch this..."

-When laying on the couch all day hurts like you worked all day.

-When you sneeze, you go through more underwear than tissue.
post #34 of 55
When every shirt you own smells like rancid belly oil, even straight from the wash.
post #35 of 55
* You have to use a handheld mirror to check your shave job or the underside of your belly for stretch marks because you can't even see it in the mirror any more.

* You feel so hungry a couple of times a day only to feel full after 3 bites.

* You stare at something you or the kids dropped on the floor trying to decide if it's worth getting or not

* Your 2-year-old has learned to jump when you put your hands under her arms to help you pick her up.
post #36 of 55
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Ice becomes an entire foodgroup.
Yes! For me, it's specifically Sonic ice (which you can buy by the bag for under $2). Mmmm.

Oh and another one I forgot...

* Literally trying to imagine what position could possibly work for you when DH suggests being intimate... only to apologetically decline. lol I can't stand, sit or lie down without hurting as it is.
post #37 of 55
You sleep on an air mattress because if you don't, within 3 days your hips ache so much you can't even walk. Your hubby lovingly obliges.
post #38 of 55
**When even spooning with DH becomes an Olympic Sport

**When you need to stand sideways by the kitchen sink so you can do the washing up.

**When you get heart burn even after a glass of water!

**When grunting and moaning become the sounds that come from your lips most often

**When your 10 yo says "Just tell me how to make dinner. I can't stand cereal/sandwich/ etc anymore!"

**When you need to ask your 6yo to help you tie your shoes because you just can't reach them!

**When you can no longer have your laptop on your belly, but if you put it on a table your arms are almost not long enough to reach they keyboard.

**When you realize your belly has forced you to postpone guitar lessons until after the baby is born.
post #39 of 55
-when there have been two dimes on the bathroom floor for two weeks

-when you grunt, your 2yo asks, "what happened, Mommy?"

-you wonder if other people can see the earthquake in your belly

-your pedicure looks like shit

-You accept the offer at the grocery store to have your bags loaded in the car

-"so you think you can dance" makes you cry

-your toddler thinks it's really special when she gets carried
post #40 of 55
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you wish you could get a foley catheter inserted at night so you wouldn't have to go to the bathroom so many times in the middle of the night
Nope, you don't want this. Trust me. I had to wear a foley catheter for only a day when I was in the early 2nd trimester with this pregnancy, b/c I had an incident where I couldn't pee and my ob ended up having to straight cath 1300 cc of urine from me. I thought my bladder was going to burst! It is sooo uncomfortable (he sent me home with foley). I had even joked before that incident that a foley would be nice for night, but after that exp, never again! I was supposed to wear it longer, except that the nurses who put it in did not put the full 10cc of sterile water in the balloon, so I started leaking around it the next day. Thank goodness my OB let me take it out (I'm an RN and had asked the nurses to send me home with a 10cc syringe so I could DC it on my own if needed), and I have voided just fine since then. However, I will never wish to have a foley again, it HURTS so much and I don't know how the heck ppl walk with those things. They even gave me a leg bag for the daytime, but that was a joke. That was definitely a freak incident. My ob says he has a case like that, maybe once every 3 yrs or so and he did not believe the bladder u/s when it said I had 1300 cc of urine in there, but that is how much he got out!
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