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post #901 of 999

New symptoms this week:

Weird groin pain I've already complained about.  It hits at completely random times (like when I'm peeing this morning), but doesn't hit during movement.

 

Swelling.  My hands swell when I walk, but not when I workout.  What???

 

Hips moving and opening.  My pelvis is definitely starting to shift.  I've woken up with pelvic bone pain and hip discomfort for the last two nights.  My magical body pillow can't even handle it.

 

Lots of cervical pressure and bladder pain.  This kid has clearly dropped in the last few days.  Only consolation is that there's no longer a foot in my ribs.

 

Feet hurt.  Like post-10 mile walk hurt.  Bottoms of feet feel like I ran a marathon. 

 

Everything feels HEAVY. 

 

And that's the update at 33 weeks. 

 

(Boots, what you're having in your belly sounds like what I'm having in my groin.  Really intense and painful.  Mine goes away as soon as I change position though... How long does yours hang around?  It does sound ligament-y, either way.)

post #902 of 999

F U insomnia. That is all.

 

I am actually pretty much a lifelong insomniac so it's not a big surprise, but it has gotten worse in the past few weeks.

post #903 of 999

I found swimming to really help with the foot pain and heavy feeling lilytiger I usually hate swimming but right now the laps feel so good and I get out not feeling stiff and in pain. Also in this heat walking and hiking is totally out for me, I end up just swelling in my legs and feeling bad after...

 

 

Does anyone know if vericose veins are suppose to go away if you get them during pregnancy? I have a few super ugly ones now sticking out on one of my calves disappointed.gif and I have pretty much given up sleeping in this heat- I hate it, its been impossible lately to get more then 4 hours a night in. . .
 

post #904 of 999

I'm thankful the insomnia hasn't set in... yet.  I had it really bad that last month with my first.  My back, however, is killing me if I have to stand for more than a few minutes.  I literally have to lean against something or bend over to relieve the pressure.  I've always had a weak back.  I can still do OK walking once I get going, but standing. ARghhh.  And I'm getting really tired of the whole pelvic shift.  Every time I sit or lay for more than a few minutes and then get up it's agonizing in my tailbone/pelvis as I can literally feel everything shift into walking mode.  I'm like a geriatric for the first 10-20 steps after getting up.  Oh and I finally had to take my rings off.  I could probably still get them on and off at least at some point in the day , but i was getting worried for the day my hand swelling didn't go down.  Hang in there ladies.  We're getting close now, right? 

post #905 of 999

and here come the stretch marks ... sigh.  I didn't think I had any more room for them after my son.

 

ithappened - the vericose veins from my last pregnancy did lighten at the six month post-partum mark and were gone by the year mark.  Not sure that happens for everyone though.

 

~ RedTree (30 week update)

post #906 of 999

ithappened - Vericose veins will typically go away PP if you developed them during pregnancy. Might take a minute but it helps to get regular exercise. 

 

Symptoms this week...hello, baby brain! I have zero ability to focus, it was like instant onset Monday morning! I'm getting nervous about vericose veins and stretch marks, too. So far so good but we'll see how I do w the big growth spurt in the home stretch. Definitely need to get some nice compression leggings, I can't bear the thought of stockings in July! LO must have shifted or grown overnight because I woke up w a square belly. Its so odd...

post #907 of 999

I have one or two which sort of pop out on my calf right now (vericose veins) .. they are super ugly and I just hope they go away. I started to wear compression stockings which go to my knee but its so hot here right now I can't tolerate them past about 2 or 3 in the afternoon but I wear them as long as I can all morning and afternoon then try to stay off my feet (which is hard/impossible with a toddler)

 

I am having swelling but only in my ankles but its gone from just evening to all the time (unless I go swimming, then they go down for a few hours).

 

I am addicted to frozen bananas right now- I think I eat 4 a day (maybe more)...

 

aaaand My newest symptom is diarrhea. I pretty much have it now whenever I have bowel movement.. its really lovely.
 

post #908 of 999

I've had super bad insomnia since 1st trimester... I'm just hoping that I'm now well practiced for my postpartum nights w/baby.  I actually slept straight from 1am - 4:30 am this morning, which is the longest stretch of sleep I've had in months!  Well, I was still tossing/turning in between (sleeping lightly I guess) but I didn't have to get up to pee until 4:30, which is a record.  I usually take a cup of raspberry leaf tea + a glass of water to bed w/me while I read for a couple of hours, which I purposefully didn't do last night - that had to make the difference.  I just need to be more prudent about staying hydrated throughout the day so that I'm not chugging beverages last minute before bed to make up for my daily fluid intake...

 

Ironically, I feel the most pubic bone pain in the morning while I'm still in bed, rolling over and such...right smack dab in the center.  And there's increasing cervical pressure too, so I've been off my feet a lot more this week for that reason.  I walked 3 blocks last night to pick up some takeout and that was enough to force me to really slow down (and walk funny) by the time I made it home.  And yeah, my feet hurt over practically nothing too, I feel quite geriatric...

 

ithappened - the loose BM's might be here to stay, sounds like your body is really getting ready!  (tick tock tick tock.....)

post #909 of 999

Newmum, I don't have insomnia, but I have stopped expecting uninterrupted sleep. For some reason it makes me sleep poorly if my mouth is dry, so I get up 2x to pee and drink water every single night. I'm in bed with dh at 10 or so, but read until about midnight with a glass or two of water, pee one more time, then I'm up again at 2:30 or 3:30 and then again 2 hours later, then 2 hours later to see dh off to work. I'm even taking my prenatal the second time I wake up so that I can have dairy with breakfast. I can't remember what life was like when I only drank about 8 glasses of water a day!

post #910 of 999

I'm starting to have some smell sensitivity again - last night it was my partner's chicken (something Chinese) and today my cubicle neighbor was eating fish at her desk and I felt like I was going to diiiiiie. 

post #911 of 999

I'm starting to get the impatient "let's meet this little sucker" feeling this week, and apparently it's spilling over into my dreams.  My dream last night involved giving birth to the baby at our local grocery store (yeah, Wegmans!) at 34 weeks.  Of course, the baby was fine and I was nursing within seconds (with milk literally spilling over) and somehow the baby was dressed in overalls (because of course I keep baby clothes in my purse while grocery shopping for exactly this kind of emergency) and looked like it was about 5 months old.  Weird. 

 

I also had dreams about cloth diapers.

 

In other symptom news, I can't tell whether it's just a phase or I've been eating poorly or whether I need more caffeine, but the past two days I have been completely exhausted.  Like back to my first trimester fatigue of needing to sleep 12 hours a day.  Yesterday I ended up sleeping most of the day and only squeezed in a little 2 mile walk with the dogs, so I was pretty much completely sedentary the whole day.  I'm really hoping I get some energy back this week.  I can't imagine 1-2 more months of this.

post #912 of 999
..regarding caffiene: I started drinking coffee at 5pm just to make it till 10:30pm.
post #913 of 999

I'm pushing 34 weeks and I now have hand tingling.  How annoying.  I thought I was just sleeping on them funny, but now it's off and on all day.  I'm feelling really big and pretty much hot all the time, even with the A/C on at work I still have to turn on my fan occaisionally.  Let me tell you I'm totally looking forward to Friday when our heat index is supposed to hit 115!  I'm really starting to slow down too.  We took a mini vacation and hiked some sand dunes this past week;  my calves were shot for 2 days.  I just feel really slow and half the time when I stand up I feel crazy pressure down there thanks to sweet baby girls head siting on my bladder.  How many more weeks do we all have????

post #914 of 999
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In other symptom news, I can't tell whether it's just a phase or I've been eating poorly or whether I need more caffeine, but the past two days I have been completely exhausted.  Like back to my first trimester fatigue of needing to sleep 12 hours a day.  Yesterday I ended up sleeping most of the day and only squeezed in a little 2 mile walk with the dogs, so I was pretty much completely sedentary the whole day.  I'm really hoping I get some energy back this week.  I can't imagine 1-2 more months of this.

Energy comes and goes for me. I have some days where I'm completely crazy - cleaning the house, cooking, on my feet all day, etc. Other days (like today) I just want to sleep, sleep, sleep. There's a reason why the second trimester is called the "honeymoon period!" It's the easiest part! You have so much extra weight that you're lugging around right now...it makes sense that you're exhausted - especially if you have any insomnia.

post #915 of 999
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Originally Posted by LilyTiger View Post

I'm starting to get the impatient "let's meet this little sucker" feeling this week, and apparently it's spilling over into my dreams.  My dream last night involved giving birth to the baby at our local grocery store (yeah, Wegmans!) at 34 weeks.  Of course, the baby was fine and I was nursing within seconds (with milk literally spilling over) and somehow the baby was dressed in overalls (because of course I keep baby clothes in my purse while grocery shopping for exactly this kind of emergency) and looked like it was about 5 months old.  Weird. 

 

I also had dreams about cloth diapers.

I've been having birth dreams too, just started last weekend. I dreamt that I went into labor and I was all geared up to cope through a long labor and the baby just slips out! I look down expecting it to be tiny and it looks like a 3 month old w a full head of hair, super alert and smiling. I was so disappointed that it had been so easy! Lol. Like I had missed out. So strange...

 

Last night I dreamt that the baby was born in the caul, probably because my friend's baby was recently born w the sack intact. She posted a pic on her fb to show an example. I think it stuck with me. hide.gif

post #916 of 999

OMG LeAnn!!!  I've never seen anything like that before!  Looks like something from a sci-fi movie.... I think I'd be a little scarred for life if that were to happen to me....  yikes2.gif

 

We've been lucky to have had very mild, cool (for summer) weather here in Winnipeg and it just reached the upper 80's today.... oooof....without central a/c in the house, I'm rendered useless!  Had to sit in the cool bath tub for an hour this afternoon and I'm NOT looking forward to bedtime....  I can't even imagine what pathetic shape I'd be in if I had toddlers or little ones to chase around..... or had to go to work and wear shoes.... boy would I have a very different outlook on this pregnancy.  Kudos to you Mama's who are managing under much more challenging terms!!!

post #917 of 999

I will happily NOT click on that link. :)

 

 

One word. Hemmorhoids. Ugh. I was doing pretty well, I've had them before but here we are after sitting 4 hours in a childbirth class and I'm in so much pain. Trying my old standby of zinc and cortisone but will go out and buy the Earth Mama Angel Baby Bottom Balm tomorrow. Also, going to go make myself an ice pack, although none are super comfortable. I read somewhere else that freezing 50 vodka/50 water in a condom can make a nice slushy ice pack that's good for sitting on for hemmies and other post partum discomfort.

post #918 of 999

Insomnia.  Ugh.  Up from 3-6am the night before last and then up this morning at 5:30am.  I'm dyyyyyyyyyying over here. 

 

I am still deciding whether to click on that link, LeAnn.  LOL.

 

Sorry about the hemmies, BootsIthappened had some sort of magical cure for that a little while ago.  I think her doc gave her some meds. 

post #919 of 999

Newmum - I know! A little scary but I think its fascinating. I didn't know it was possible. It is kind of cool to see what baby looks like hanging out in the uterous though. My friend's husband said the first part he could identify through the sack was baby's ear!

 

AC is essential for me. I don't know how you mama's are surviving without it. We have no AC in the car right now and the drive down to Norfolk in 90+ weather and terrible traffic was plenty for me. It just eliminates my energy, not to mention the swelling. Yuck! Typically I don't care about AC but now that I have it, I am so grateful! Cool baths and a bit of mint oil on your wrists or temples is really cooling, too.

 

Lily - You posted while I was typing. :) The link is just a pic of a baby in the sack (baby is full term and healthy). Its actually pretty cool. I was kind of freaked out the first time I saw it but I keep wanting to look at it! I think beacause I feel a little like I'm peeking into my belly! orngbiggrin.gif If you're more squeamish, its yucky but otherwise I think its cool.

post #920 of 999

Yeah my doctor gave me some stuff which worked wonderson the 'roids ... but after googling it I see you can't get it in the US- would be happy to send you the rest of my supply if you can't get anything to work or want to try it
 

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