Originally Posted by Italiamom
DH and I finally DTD a few nights ago. It is so terribly comical... The least sexy sex ever. My pelvis is in so much pain now that we tried for a little while and I just couldn't really DO much of anything, nevermind reach orgasm. And DH's back is still not 100 percent, not that he'd be able to do anything acrobatic to my horribly painful body anyway. Sadly the best way to get those prostaglandins is orally, and after about 10 minutes of the most pathetic (albeit sweet and loving) sex I think we've ever had in our 11 years together, I just gave up and offered to finish him off another way. And he was kind enough not to dilly dally
Oh this. So much this Lynann. Good grief. I am so SICK of supplements. I'm looking forward to this baby being born so I can go back to just good old prenatals, fish oil, and D3. And VERY sorry to hear about being stuck in the house for 4 days. That just sucks. Not that I want to go anywhere at this point, but being able to go get groceries is always a good thing.
Michelle, I feel like we should be living near by each other, we seem to have so much in common. I hate how everyone I really get on with lives so far away.
I may have to do something similar with my DH once he is back in town. I'm so not getting enough prostaglandins, and if ingesting them is more effective then I'm all for efficiency these days. I know DH won't be sad at the suggestion either.
Being stuck at home isn't the issue for me with DH away, as he usually has the car at work everyday and DS is still on a 2 nap schedule, so it isn't like I go anywhere during the week anyway. Its the "just in case" aspect of not having any options, other than to call other people to help out. I'm really bad at asking for help with the little things, and not having my family or good friends close by doesn't help that.
On the supplements issue I do have to start adding in EPO next week when I get to 37 weeks. My MW wants me to take 2 three times a day. I'm already on Floradix 3 times a day, prenatals, Vit C, B6, B12, DHA & a protein shake every day to keep up my protein levels. Now I have to cut out the dairy, so protein is going to be even more of a struggle, and I also have to make a real effort to get 64oz of water every day too. It seems like nothing can go in my mouth that doesn't have a purpose. Eating for pleasure is a sad distant memory at this point. However I do know that all of this IS keeping me healthier. By this point last time I was so swollen it was unbelieveable, and I was leaking protein in my urine. By the time I got to 40 weeks I was definitely suffering from toxemia. This time I have no swelling, even on the foot that swells with the weather, have had no protein/ketones in my urine, and have gained less than half the weight I gained last time. Knowing all of this should keep me motivated, but it just seems like so much effort ALL the time.