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Rock bottom on sexiness? Peak of humility?

post #1 of 33
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I'm filling out paperwork to get a temporary handicapped placard today.

And I just coughed so hard that I simultaneously peed my pants and threw up.

This is soooooo my last pregnancy!
post #2 of 33
one of my FB status' this pg was this:

The definition of insult to injury: getting splashed in the face with toilet water while puking

I left out the peeing my pants bit, but when another couple of my mama friends mentioned it, I dubbed it the trifecta of insults!

Hang in there mama.
post #3 of 33
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I had to hire someone to come clean the house. While I sit here looking lazy, trying to stay out of their way, and trying to keep myself entertained.

We don't have a dishwasher, and I often can't do dishes because my blood pressure is too high (I maybe get one sinkful done a day, and I need to do at least 3 to keep up).

I asked the ladies cleaning the house to do dishes and they informed me they don't "usually" do dishes.

Great. I'm so embarassed by my house. Even the people I'm paying to clean it don't want to clean it!
post #4 of 33
Awwww!!! double

I'm sure it's not that your house is that bad, it's just that they don't do dishes and they don't want to set a precedent or something, right?

That just sucks. There's no one else to do your dishes for you? I wish I could. I was just thinking the other day that I was grateful that I haven't been remanded to full bedrest so I can still do odds and ends around the house like dishes and laundry...

Like I said, hang in there, not long now!!!!
post #5 of 33
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They're doing the dishes for $15 extra dollars. Whatever it takes. My husband is so stressed trying to keep up with everything (including work!).

I really try to do dishes - I check my blood pressure beforehand, and do a sinkful if it's ok. I'm up and down playing with DS and stuff - just take my bp before I do something that will have me up for awhile or walking around or whatever.

My in-laws will be here in 2.5 weeks. I just need to someone to clean my house and catch us up on the dishes probably one more time between now and then.

One of the housekeepers suggested I have the sitter do the dishes. Ok, great idea, I've had sitters do dishes before - but right now I need sitters to take my child out to the park and get him some physical activity because that's something else I can't do.

It's just so frustrating, humbling, embarrassing to have to ask people to clean while I'm sure I just look lazy in my recliner. *sigh*
post #6 of 33
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Originally Posted by ILovePie View Post
I had to hire someone to come clean the house. While I sit here looking lazy, trying to stay out of their way, and trying to keep myself entertained.

We don't have a dishwasher, and I often can't do dishes because my blood pressure is too high (I maybe get one sinkful done a day, and I need to do at least 3 to keep up).

I asked the ladies cleaning the house to do dishes and they informed me they don't "usually" do dishes.

Great. I'm so embarassed by my house. Even the people I'm paying to clean it don't want to clean it!
i am having such a hard time doing dishes because my belly prevents my reach and i have to hunch over to do them. nothing at all about ordinary life is comfortable at this point.

don't be embarrissed, mama, they're happy to do it!
post #7 of 33
I hear you, it is humbling. But I highly doubt anyone finds you 'lazy' - *you* just feel that way (and boy do I know that feeling!)

It helps me to accept help to think about how I feel when I can help someone else out. It makes me feel good yk? Like I'm paying back (or paying forward) for when I need help!
post #8 of 33
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I feel a lot better asking for help, accepting help, even paying for help from people who know me in my more normal state.

IDK - I'm paying them, so it shouldn't matter to them right?

I just hate this. I can't wait for my in-laws to be here. And my baby!
post #9 of 33
awww mama im starting to feel the same way, i cant go out very much because when i move around i get prodromal labour that totally knocks me flat on my back...which is also rubbish because......

i've got an old slipped disk injury in my lower back that never really healed properly, it's just flared up so i cant leave the house/bed, i spent today laying on couch using the laptop and feeling fatter and fatter from all this lack of exercise....

and housework? no.

i welcome birthing day with open arms and even tho im only 36.5 weeks id happily be in labor today.
post #10 of 33
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Originally Posted by ILovePie View Post
I'm filling out paperwork to get a temporary handicapped placard today.

And I just coughed so hard that I simultaneously peed my pants and threw up.

This is soooooo my last pregnancy!
I am proud of myself...I coughed twice today and HELD IT ALL IN .
post #11 of 33


My underwear has been so wet lately I started wondering if I have a slow leak or something :/ I think it's just a combo of leaking urine when I cough (or stand up too fast ) and being sweaty, but yeah, talk about sexy. Blah. Oh, and pantiliners give me a rash, apparently, so yeah.
post #12 of 33
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Originally Posted by CherryBomb View Post


My underwear has been so wet lately I started wondering if I have a slow leak or something :/ I think it's just a combo of leaking urine when I cough (or stand up too fast ) and being sweaty, but yeah, talk about sexy. Blah. Oh, and pantiliners give me a rash, apparently, so yeah.
I am treating myself to all new undies after the babe arrives

Fun stuff....I never realized how much daily life requires bending over! I get so tired of it by the end of the day
post #13 of 33
Let's see, I smell bad "down there" not five minutes after a shower or bath. I have new scary moles in weird places and body hair that grows almost as fast as I can shave it. Cellulite has appeared on my bum and thighs for the first time ever ( ) and my toenails look like I cut them with a hedge trimmer, because I can no longer see my feet while cutting them.

Most horrible of all? Last night I found a skin tag on one of my outer labia. I swear it must have sprung up overnight, because I just noticed it. Google "vaginal skin tags" and weep for me. You better believe I'm having this thing removed as soon as possible. Think the midwives will do it before the baby arrives? I sure hope so, because it's simply ghastly and DH hasn't seen it yet (and I haven't told him) and man, I want to crawl under a rock.

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post #14 of 33
I've got a skin tag, but it's on my side. I did have a freaking CLITORAL ABCESS when I was pregnant with dd3, though. I'm not even joking. CLITORAL ABCESS. Those words should not be anywhere near each other.
post #15 of 33
I'm too scared to Google "clitoral abscess" but it sounds horrifying, absolutely horrifying. My condolences!
post #16 of 33


I would like to declare peainthepod and CherryBomb the winners of this thread, unless someone else has something to add...?

I officially have nothing to complain about. Not after what you ladies are going through! I'll take my round ligament pain, stretchmarks, and recent inability to wipe my butt adequately any day of the week!
post #17 of 33
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I would like to declare peainthepod and CherryBomb the winners of this thread, unless someone else has something to add...?
I'm going to have to agree with outlier!

Also...I realllly don't want to google clitoral abscess!

I was thinking today that evolution/G-d/the universe/whatever/whoever was right on in making the end of pregnancy miserable. I mean, when I was in my second trimester with DS the whole notion that I was going to birth a baby was so strange and scary and "OMG that's going to hurt."

By the end, I would have welcomed that baby coming out my nose.
post #18 of 33
Okay - this thread is so comforting. I mean, I posted my own thread complaining about the general, horrible discomfort of everything right now, but I don't feel alone anymore. And, FWIW, the immense amount of pressure "down there" has caused me to have something like a blood blister(I think they call it thrombosis) on my labia in two of my pregnancies. Not fun - but they do go away post partum - is that what the skin tag is? In any case, I'm also shocked at how many times I drop something and have to pick it up or how many times I sneeze and pee myself... there is just nothing glamorous about pregnancy. OP - I really feel for you with the dishes issue. Our dishes pile up so fast I don't know what I would do if I couldn't get up at least once a day and clean up. And it would bother me, too, if someone acted put out at having to help with the dishes. I hope that the next couple of weeks go quickly for you and your family can come and help out! But high BP is not something to take lightly, so keep on resting. You are NOT lazy - you are growing a human being.

Tara
post #19 of 33
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Originally Posted by ILovePie View Post
Also...I realllly don't want to google clitoral abscess!
No, you don't! It's just as horrible as the words would imply. Plus, you know, the humiliation of my MALE family doc being like "er...uh..." Okay, I shower regularly, I don't have raunchy sex, and no furious masturbation...I don't know how it happened but it SUCKED and it was absurdly embarrassing

And I agree about the end of pregnancy. Dd2 asked me if i was going to squeeze the baby out of my throat. I'm only 36 weeks and that's sounding acceptable right now.
post #20 of 33
I was DDCC in early pregnancy and found that one of the third-tri groups had an "official whining thread." A place to whine and complain and vent... those who want to stay upbeat can avoid. I think this is a great idea. I love that we no longer preface these posts with "TMI." Clearly, we're past that point.

Me, I have developed a skin tag in one arm-pit, the same armpit where I got one in my first pregnancy. Now I have two matching skin tags . I'm rediculously sweaty *everywhere*. I just went back to work for five weeks after having the summer off and I just want to curl up in a ball at the end of the day and cry. I have to get up so early in the morning that I've started throwing up again, dealing with nausea that has dogged me this entire pregnancy. I would love to leave the dishes undone, but my sense of smell is so sensitive that I start to gag upon entering the kitchen if I smell old food. Shades of the first trimester all over again it seems. Plus the huge belly and swelling. Baby seems to be doing some kind of back arch, pushing outwards which can get pretty painful and make bending over almost impossible. I'm *only* 33 weeks and will likely go right to term or even over. sigh.
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