Well, that's it. I am done with going to the store. DH will have to bite the bullet and do the grocery shopping next time we need something. I always have severe pregnancy induced postural hypotention. I am fine as long as I am moving and walking (except that irritates my already pulled round ligaments and causes increased braxton hicks which makes walking around a store a pain, ) however, when I stop to look at something or standing in the check out line, it hits me. I start getting cold sweats, turn white as a ghost, and head starts tingling, tunnel vision and ears ringing. Yep, that good old, "Im about to faint" feeling. So I have to either sit (which usually there are no chairs in a check out line, lol) or lean all the way over my buggy and take some deep breaths which is hard because I end up short of breath during these episodes. I try and avoid drawing too much attention as I am kinda shy naturally but usually someone sees me and I guess I look like I am about to keel over so they usually ask if I am alright.
I have these spells every pregnancy and it starts around the 2nd trimester (though last time it started 2 months in) and I have never been able to be properly diagnosed with anything. If it occured upon standing then went away as I was up it would make more sense but its the opposite. I am find standing as long as I am moving, its when I have been standing over 5 minutes and have stood still as little as 2 minutes without moving. Walking or moving helps but when you are stuck in a long check out line you are limited. My last OB last pregnancy thought it was either cardiac or neurological. we ruled out cardiac as I wore the 24 hour monitor and had a few episodes during and it recorded nothing abnormal with the heart. All other Drs dismissed it but said it wasn't normal.
Anyway, so it just gets worse and worse until i deliver and I am done this time around. I am so tired of almost passing out in the middle of the grocery store only to have to basically put my head almost between my knees (if I could reach, lol) while sweating and turning white. Embarrasing as well as draining me of my entire life-force. However, this was my only connection to the outside world as I barely get out as it is now. Can you imagine? My only getting out of the house is a good old trip to the grocery store, lol. Imma go crazy now! Thankfully my mom is back from being out of state for almost 2 yrs and now I have another human to go and visit. AFter quitting work with last pregnancy, I lost touch with all of my friends and they have all been so busy finishing school, getting promoted to a much more time consuming position at work, and another moved so I am back to where I started after moving here, very short on friends, or even aquaintances, :(
As far as the pregnancy goes, everyday I think my tummy can't get any bigger but it does. Funny story... I get extra hairy when pregnancy, I think we all kinda do, but I was just feeling extra ungroomed the last few weeks and though I don't regularly groom "that private area" I knew I would appreciate it when I was dealing with that heavy PP flow of lochia so I decided to shave it all off and just be nice and neat for a while. I put it off for weeks but today decided to go for it. I knew getting it done would be a challenge since the belly is so huge but I had no idea just how much.
I first used a personal trimmer for the majority since it was so long I could have started dreads, lol. That was a challenge in itself. You need to be able to see regaurdless of what method of hair removal you are using. I have no full length mirror in my apartment jsut the one above the sink in the bathroom. I tried propping one leg on the counter, still the belly hung in the way. I sat on the counter with feet in the sink so that I was right in front of the mirror, still couldn't get around belly. I got in the tub, decided I did all I could with the trimmer and would now use the razor. I was semi-reclined and STILL couldnt see. I ended up having to do it by feel. I guess I got most of it and yes I feel soooo much cleaner and better. I think I even managed not to cut myself.
I dont get it though, I usually did some grooming close to my duedate in the past pregnancies and didn't have so much trouble. I had a big wall mirror that I propped against the wall infront of me while I sat on the edge of the toilet and could groom that way. Wasn't an option thiss time but not sure that would have worked even. My belly just seems so much lower and in the way this time. It is just having over my vagina as huge as it is, lol.
Well, that was my funny moment of the day. I imagined what I must have looked like struggling to get into a workable position to shave there, especially when I hopped my very pregnant butt on our tiny little bathroom counter to get closer to the mirror, haha.
If I wasn't so self-conscious, I may have resorted to paying someone to do it for me like all those women that get the waxing down there. Well, probably not still, I can't imagine how bad that must hurt. No thanks. Ill keep my jungle.