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post #201 of 241

Thank you! I meant to mention it to my OB at the last visit (but forgot, as I was seething over the condescension regarding the birth plan), but I'll be sure to say something next time and see if I can't get some chiropractic coverage from my insurance. ;)

post #202 of 241

My constant heartburn seems to have settled down for a bit. I think Baby has moved down a little, making more room for my poor squished stomach. Now I'm having pelvic pain, lower back pain, and trouble sleeping. If it's not one thing, it's another!

 

Overall, though, I don't have much to complain about. Baby is healthy and active, growing well, I'm happy, and it's less than two months now!

post #203 of 241
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Wow...looks like we have gone 11 full days without any complaining so I am here to change that up ;). 

 

My contractions are driving me crazy.  I went off bedrest Wednesday and am out of the hospital (yay!) but don't know what is going on with my body.  Last night I contracted for five full hours with contractions two minutes apart...then, nothing.  They stopped. Or rather slowed to make 3 an hour.  So what is that exactly?  Five hours of torture, getting excited to have a baby on 11/11/11, be done with a really difficult and worrisome pregnancy and it was all for nothing.  I had an intuition that I really wasn't in labor, but with DS, I got to 7cm with pretty minimal contractions and definitely nothing like 5 hours of every two minute contractions knowing I'm definitely 100% effaced and 3cm dilated.   I thought your second one was supposed to be faster, easier, more predictable, know what was going on, etc, but I guess not...

post #204 of 241

join the social group lotsa complaning : )

post #205 of 241

I think I need a walker, and my chest crushing heartburn is eroding my esophagus (i assume) and causing an awful cough!!!

post #206 of 241

glad we are back to complaining!  I've got lots to complain about.  I am DEAD tired.  Serious comatose going on here.  I have soooo much hip pain/pelvic region pain, especially at night when I get up to pee.  Peeing hurts these days, even. I'm getting lots of BH and now when I get them, I feel a tremendous amount of pressure down there.  I feel like I need to sit on a toilet while they are happening.  I am so much in pain at night, in fact, that I'm beginning to wonder if this is normal.  Anyone feeling this much discomfort?  

post #207 of 241

My groin hurts when I get up to pee...like that V between the legs, that pubic area. Peeing sorta hurts at first, just because it feels like there's so much pressure (and she's not even engaged!). I don't have any BH tho. Is that normal?? 33 wks with my first, and no BH?

post #208 of 241
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glad we are back to complaining!  I've got lots to complain about.  I am DEAD tired.  Serious comatose going on here.  I have soooo much hip pain/pelvic region pain, especially at night when I get up to pee.  Peeing hurts these days, even. I'm getting lots of BH and now when I get them, I feel a tremendous amount of pressure down there.  I feel like I need to sit on a toilet while they are happening.  I am so much in pain at night, in fact, that I'm beginning to wonder if this is normal.  Anyone feeling this much discomfort?  


I am so tired.  It's bumming me out.  I'm not doing anything productive.  Not working, not taking care of other kids, barely taking care of the house, I stopped my volunteering gig.  Feeling so useless and I'm still totally and absolutely exhausted.  Our dog got out of the yard one evening last week because we hadn't latched the gate properly and I told DH he could go look for her if he wanted to, but that I was going to bed and would worry about it in the morning.  How crazy cold-hearted is that?  I just couldn't bring myself to really care.  She ended up coming back on her own and is fine, but I still can't muster up enough energy for remorse about feeling like that.

 

No pain though.  yay?

post #209 of 241

My energy took a massive dip this week too. I went on mat leave and all of a sudden I'm napping every day for like three hours or more. Literally I will be in bed from 10 or 11pm at night until around 9am (though getting up lots, so not sleeping that whole time...) Then by 11am or noon I'm ready for a nap... I nap, get up, nap again around 5pm... rinse and repeat. It's kind of ridiculous. I wonder if it's just a change this week in my body and a coincidence, or if I'm just unconsciously taking advantage of the mat leave. 

 

I'm getting the massive amounts of pain at night too. During the day, my SPD and hip pain is -almost- negotiable. But at night- I'm getting up once every 60-90 minutes, and each time I feel like crying, and sometimes do cry out in pain, loudly... resulting in scaring poor DH. Nothing seems to help. I've tried all the tricks about keeping my legs together, and turning slowly, making sure I'm supported, etc etc- nothing seem to make a difference, so I just do it quickly and try not to scream. So much fun. 

 

The BH are definitely more noticable, and I would consider them painful now... but nothing that feels "real" yet. 

 

For peeing, I've found much much more relief if I completely drop my pants to my ankles, and am able to spread my legs out. Just pulling them to my knees and keeping my legs together doesn't feel like I'm able to empty enough, and then I start cramping up. It's more work- but worth it!

post #210 of 241

Here too, 

I am dead tired, but not been able to sleep, everything is waking me up. It´s like I am already awake before something wakes me up. And I cannot go back to sleep than. Meaning, I am lying awake for like five hours at night. Dead tired, not being able to sleep at daytime. 

 

The baby is transverse (see other thread) and every move she makes is so damn painful! It´s horrible. It´s like Alien, honestly, I can´t breath when she is moving. And she is moving a lot! (As in making it difficult to measure her, since OB cannot get her on the monitor long enough orngbiggrin.gif So we are talking c-section here, and every times she does this crazy moving around thingies, I am hoping that she actually turned, but not yet :( I don´t remember painful movements from the other pregnancies at all

 

I cannot walk any further than like 10 yards or something. I need to pause between bedroom and kitchen. My pelvis is killing me. My back is killing me. I have horrible BH contractions. It really, really wears me down.

I am already thinking that it might be even a good thing that she´s transverse and I will just let them do a c-section, maybe at 37 + 0, just to get it over with. (only half joking here) 

 

There are like a trillion things left to be done. I did not even pack a hospital bag yet. 

 

My midwife told me I need to call an ambulance if my water breaks, and that is totally freaking me out. 

 

@AveryMom, I did not have any BH with DD! I mean, in the very last week, if I concentrated and had my hand on my belly, I would sometimes feel the abdomen get tight, but nothing more. 

 

@WendizBaby: I sometimes feel as if the head (or any other part of the baby) is already stuck outside the uterus, which is totally not true - she is not even near the cervix, but it´s so uncomfortable. 

 

Good to have this thread!

 

@APToddlerMom: Good to hear that you are out of hospital! Is it harder to walk around now, or did you just get out of bed and felt alright? 

 

 

post #211 of 241

AveryLamb - I didn't have any BH with my first (that I could notice).  Started with consistent, light contractions at exactly 40 weeks in the morning...had him the next afternoon at home  :)

post #212 of 241

Triniity-- Have you tried when she's moving to 'guide' her a bit? our baby has been head down for quite a while, but every now and then, she has crazy days of movement, and I can feel her switching position- usually I've found if I place hands firmly on where I want, or don't want, her to go, she'll kick me hard a few times and then move away. It wouldn't work once she was settled, but while she's doing those movements, she's obviously settled. I've also noticed after sitting in the hot tub (turned down, it's bath temp) she tries to move a lot as well. I think the water makes her feel more byouant. It hurts like you said, but if it's all for the greater good!

 

Not much complaining here today yet, other than I just got out of bed, and already want to get back in- but I've got quite a bit of housework to do today. My doula is coming over, and I don't want it to be quite so gross in here! lol

post #213 of 241

I am sooo tired, too, ladies! My two younger kids keep waking up at night. Last night I went to bed early, at 9:30, and did not get a stretch of sleep longer than 45 minutes until 3am. They're both in my king size bed with me, so that makes it easier to shush them, but I had to get up to pee every hour... I cannot wait to move to our queen bed and leave these kiddos with DH after baby comes! I told him I would be hibernating for the month of December. I let my kids play outside for hours (it is warm here!) and now they are playing the Wii. I gave them homemade oatmeal cookies and milk for lunch today and they are having hot dogs for dinner. I only made the cookies so I can freeze some for myself and take them to the hospital with me, LOL!  I need to continue schooling my older kids, but I totally took Veteran's Day off for a three day weekend. My hubby is still gone and I am just going to "survive" until he gets back in a few weeks. 

 

It sounds like some of you will be in labor, soon! Wendi, I predict you will be next. :) I hope so, anyway, so you can get some pain relief. I will be shocked if I go much past 38 weeks. My little guy seems so huge in there, already! He is still transverse, though, so after my OB appt. on Wednesday, I'll see what I need to do to try to get him head down. I'm not going to think about it until then, I am so stretched out from 4 previous babies, I'm sure he still has tons of room to wiggle around. I am still only almost 34 weeks, but have started getting regular BH contractions this week, pretty painful ones. I told DH on the phone, "I am definitely getting drugs in my IV". He probably rolled his eyes, but just said "Yep". ;)

 

 

post #214 of 241
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It sounds like some of you will be in labor, soon! Wendi, I predict you will be next. :) I hope so, anyway, so you can get some pain relief. 

 

 



I hope you are right and that you are right behind me!   Now that we say that, we'll probably both go to 41 weeks.  If that's the case, I'll show up to my doctor's house and beg for an induction.  :)

post #215 of 241

Oh man, mamas!  I am with you.  Tight, huge belly.  Achey back and I keep having these weird muscle spasms in my back that are driving me insane.  And I have a crazy case of itchy-all-over madness.  My skin crawls and itches everywhere!

 

Okay. There are my complaints.  

 

Seriously though, I need to stay pregnant for at least another 3 weeks.  I am almost 34 weeks now and had a rough day with pre term labor on Thursday  -- strong contractions for more than 5 hours.  I went to the OB who sent me to the hospital where they monitored me and the babe for a few hours -- contractions every 2-3 minutes.  It was a little scary.  They gave me a drug that quickly stopped the contractions.   All seems to be fine now, but I have strict instructions to keep very relaxed and mellow for a couple of weeks.  

 

I am crazy uncomfortable.  I just keep telling myself that everyday he stays put in utero is another day closer to a healthy delivery.  

 

Hold strong mamas!   We will be holding lovely babies soon.  

post #216 of 241

My OB will induce at 39 weeks and I fully intend to take her up on that offer. ;) Our most recent babe came at 38w2d though. 

I want the convenience of being able to schedule care for our other kiddos. We'll see.

You're just about to the point where you had your boy, right? 
 

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I hope you are right and that you are right behind me!   Now that we say that, we'll probably both go to 41 weeks.  If that's the case, I'll show up to my doctor's house and beg for an induction.  :)



 

post #217 of 241
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My OB will induce at 39 weeks and I fully intend to take her up on that offer. ;) Our most recent babe came at 38w2d though. 

I want the convenience of being able to schedule care for our other kiddos. We'll see.

You're just about to the point where you had your boy, right? 
 



 


Yep!  Tomorrow will be when I had  him (right at 36 weeks).  I know that I was right about my dates and he came out a healthy and perfect 7lbs, 6oz so I'm guessing I ovulate early.  That or I'm a quick baby-maker.  :)  Ya....it's definitely better for labor to start on it's own.  I don't know if I could handle a pitocin-induced labor.

 

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@APToddlerMom: Good to hear that you are out of hospital! Is it harder to walk around now, or did you just get out of bed and felt alright? 


Thank you!  And no, I feel pretty terrible in terms of stamina, etc.  I started crying one of the first days because to walk up the stairs and brush my teeth completely exhausted me.  I was huffing and puffing and my heart was beating so fast after that.  Just a couple days in though, I am doing better but the PT told me to expect it to take three days to get back to my normal self for every day I was on bedrest...which has been a ton.  I have no muscle left anywhere.

post #219 of 241

I have a complaint!!! I have an external hemorrhoid thanks to be constipated and being preggo. I have never had an external one in my life. Those suckers hurt. Thankfully not like excruciating, but its painful. I am using ice cubes, Prep H, wipes instead of Tpaper. I never had one with my first pregnancy, but I guess there's a first for everything.

 

Anyone have any home remedies? And how long does it usually take for it to shrink back?

post #220 of 241
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 Ya....it's definitely better for labor to start on it's own.  I don't know if I could handle a pitocin-induced labor.

 


Oh heck yeah! I let them give me Pit with my first birth (before I really really knew better) and I swear to you all that if anyone comes at me with pitocin this time around I will send them bleeding and bruised from my birth room! During my Mother's Blessing yesterday one of the ladies was on the phone with her boyfriend getting updates on his sister who was having her first. Sad to say her 39wk induction led to a stalled labor led to upping her pitocin drip led to doc breaking her bag of water led to a fever led to baby's heart decels led to an "emergency" cesarean. Sound familiar to anyone? That's basically the path I was led down during my first birth. Grrr.
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