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Name: Meredith 

Weeks/Days along: 28 + 2 ~ hello, 3rd trimester!

Appointments no more appointments now that we are UC!

Symptoms getting uncomfortable as I get bigger and bigger and stretch marks are getting darker irked.gif

Food:Everything! Chocolate! Valentine candy! fruit! pasta! I am hungry all the time. 

Exercise: ehhh....no 

Body changes and other milestones: big big big & in the 3rd trimester. 

Thoughts: baby is kicking a lot very low down. i know it is early to be worried about position and he has plenty of time to turn, but I keep thinking about him being breech during delivery and with UC that is a little scary. DH tells me not to worry - he has tons of time to turn - and he is right. I dont know why I get myself worried about things for no reason. Pregnancy hormones, gah!

 

 

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I have been busy at work and had no time to get online! Sorry for this giant post -- I figured while I had a moment I'd try to respond to everyone all at once!

 

Cynthianna, I have restless legs too! And Mmmmm girl scout cookies! Yum!

 

Jynx, I’m sorry you’re on bed rest and had to give up your UC plans. What is important in the end is that baby is born safely. I know you are under a lot of stress & you’re in my thoughts. I am glad your hubby is cooking you lasagna!  And I love what forestmushroom said – you are doing something!! Growing a human is certainly doing something. And YAY for not dilating!!

 

Shasta, people have been acting shocked by my size as well. I’ve gotten TONS of “WOW, not due till MAY?” comments.  I realize I am huge, but I don’t love having strangers point it out either.  I love lightheartedmom’s idea for a t-shirt with rules for talking to pregnant women!

 

MLog, we did fondue for dessert on Valentines day also! Just chocolate and fruit at home, but it was fun and delicious. I keep saying the same thing about processed sugars, but then I get these intense cravings for jelly beans and end up binging.

 

As for hormonal rage, mine comes and goes J I am more weepy than angry, really. The littlest things make me want to cry. It sounds like a lot of us are getting more hormonal as we get bigger and closer to the end. I can’t believe we are all approaching the 3rd trimester!

 

Onemore, I understand nutrition taking a back seat sometimes – I actually tried to give DS a corn dog several weeks ago and he was like “Yuck mom what IS this?” haha I LOVE corn dogs. I’ve been doing spaghetti way more often than usual because it is easy. I’m getting increasingly lazy with meals. I think it is time for me to start cooking healthy meals in huge batches and freezing. I need it for before the baby is born for as well as after!

 

Janelle, at what point does a pregnant woman have to stop giving massages? Or, is it something you can do until the end? It just seems so strenuous…though I have never had a professional massage – I’m not a massage kind of girl. I don’t even really like DH to massage me!

 

ASD kids – I work with a bunch of them and yes, they can be super cool! I also have 2 cousins on the spectrum. If people don’t know ASD kids/aren’t used to being around them, I think they sometimes don’t know how to react to them. My aunt had to deal with a lot when my cousins were younger and people would compare her children to others.

 

Rozzie, I second Sarah’s suggestion to get TJs cocoa instead!!

post #63 of 70

Hi Meredith! Glad you're back :)

I see you mentioned food....

All I want to eat this week are dolmas. I am seriously looking  on Amazon and thinking that our next payday, I will just buy the 70oz can. Stuff myself with dolmas, and die happy.

 

In all seriousness I suppose I should look at nutrition info first...but its rice, mint and grape leaves in some kind of lemony oil. How bad can they be? I am just starving (again) but very picky (again) about what sounds good. Dolmas just sound good.

 

I am on nearly 1 month straight of oatmeal nearly every AM for breakfast. I've splurged on a soda here and there...but overall I think good vitamins and good food (that I can't get enough of) are really making for a better feeling pregnancy.

I am starting a swim class Wednesday nights this next week. Plus, I'll start the damn yoga I've been procrastinating for 12 weeks now.

 

Its middle of the night ramblings from yours truly. I have an exam to do first thing in the morning...should get to sleep. Zzzzz

Have a good day tomorrow...

post #64 of 70
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Originally Posted by MeredithA View Post

Janelle, at what point does a pregnant woman have to stop giving massages? Or, is it something you can do until the end? It just seems so strenuous…though I have never had a professional massage – I’m not a massage kind of girl. I don’t even really like DH to massage me!


No idea, I am just playing it by ear... so far I can handle it if I don't do too many.  I just have to wait and see when it gets to be too much!

 

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ARGH! I had a huge reply typed up, but my toddler came over and smacked the keyboard once and it disappeared. <sigh>

 

We are having one of *those* mornings..... the kind that start with 40 minute meltdowns because my 3 year old asked for oatmeal, and I complied, but somehow in her head it wasn't oatmeal and she needed OATMEAL. I mostly handled it well, except my one freakout where I yelled at her to STOP SCREAMING (top of her lungs for 30 minutes, is it really necessary?) or I'd put her in her room and shut the door. Of course that didn't help anything.

 

ASD/Special needs- there are so many judgemental people out there who judge kids for just being kids and haven't got a hope of understanding a child with special needs. All kids freak out and meltdown at some point. I'm as understanding as I possibly can be - my brother is ausbergers/ADHD and I still keenly remember comments and judgements from strangers, of feeling ashamed just for existing, and nobody should be made to feel like that. We have a lot of special needs kids who come through my work because their parents are doing what they can with supplements and gluten free diets, etc. I'm generally known as the one who likes all the "rotten" kids- the ones who whine and wander away from their parents to chat and play with the conveyer belt at cash (understanding that the median age of cashiers where i work is 21).

 

Rules for talking to a pregnant woman- LOL! Yes, I need one of those. I swear there are days where I want to attack the next person who asks when I'm due... and possibly mutilate the next person who assumes I'm due any day now, and then reacts with horror when I say not until May. I've had strangers argue with me about my due date saying it couldn't be any later than the end of March and I MUST be mistaken (???), or make really aggravating comments how huge I'm going to get and I won't be able to walk let alone stand up- or as one lady so kindly put it, "oh my god, you're going to EXPLODE!" No, no I really don't think I will.

 

Cristeen- holy productive. Canning, freezing meals, dying dipes, etc. It's awesome that you even plan to accomplish that much, even if it hasn't happened yet! I've been awake for an hour and I'm still trying to motivate myself to do laundry. I have 3 baskets of clean, unfolded stuff that's been sitting in baskets wrinkling for a week now and a veritable mountian of dirty stuff. We also have no clean spoons, forks, or bowls in the house and the living room floor hasn't been swept in a week. Blach.

 

Food habits: we've been eating a lot of udon noodles with bok choy and some form of protein (usually eggs or nuts). Lots of grilled cheese. I haven't given in and gotten fast food quite yet, but that might be because we haven't got any decent options around here (KFC, McDonalds, or pizza). I'm very rarely home for dinner so the idea of putting a lot of effort into something I won't be able to eat until after the kids are in bed doesn't interest me, especially since my appetite is largely non-existant these days. If the food is FABULOUS, I can squeeze in a remarkable amount but otherwise I eat half my regular portion and feel satisfied. Still making sure to eat every 2 hours, though.

I gotta say, the closer I get to my due date the less interested I am in it. I'm mostly getting more and more frightened about handling 3 kids, and being pregnant is overall so easy for me (I'm sorry for everyone with the opposite problem!), and I enjoy it so much, that switching over to difficult newborn/postpartum stage sounds more lousy than anything.

 

 

 

 

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Cristeen- holy productive. Canning, freezing meals, dying dipes, etc. It's awesome that you even plan to accomplish that much, even if it hasn't happened yet! I've been awake for an hour and I'm still trying to motivate myself to do laundry. I have 3 baskets of clean, unfolded stuff that's been sitting in baskets wrinkling for a week now and a veritable mountian of dirty stuff. We also have no clean spoons, forks, or bowls in the house and the living room floor hasn't been swept in a week. Blach.


 

Eh.  The dying dipes wasn't me.  winky.gif  And as it turns out I haven't done any of it.  It really needs to happen soon, since the asparagus has been sitting out for almost a week now, I can't fit all of it in the fridge.  But considering how little sleep I got last night, not sure it's going to be today.

 

And I'll say the only reason my house is even presentably clean is because of DS' daily therapy.  Otherwise it would be a disaster.  I have to clean it every night/morning so they can do therapy.  The kitchen is still a disaster, but the LR/DR and the bathroom are clean-ish. 

 

Saw the MW last night, everything's looking good.  I have gained 13 lbs for the pg so far, and she measured me at 31, IIRC, which would pretty much be belly fat.  I have all sorts of phone calls to make today, and I just don't wanna!  I wanna go lie down and nap, but even that's not going to happen, since the morning therapist doesn't seem able to maintain control over DS for more than half an hour at a time.  He was up from 3:30-5ish, when I handed him a bottle and left him alone in his room to scream so I wouldn't throttle him.  And DH is pissed at me because I let DS crawl into bed with him at 4:30.  My options at that point were to let him crawl into bed or drag him out screaming... which decision should I have made there?  eyesroll.gif

 

ANyway - day's off to a bad start.  Hope everyone else is having a good morning. 

post #67 of 70

I hope your day got better Cristeen.

 

Midterm week is over. i got a cup of espresso and some dolmas and I am going to sit and relax with some knitting tonight :)

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Midterm week is over. i got a cup of espresso and some dolmas and I am going to sit and relax with some knitting tonight :)



yay for midterm week being over! Sounds like a lovely night!

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I hope your day got better Cristeen.

 


Thank you.  It most definitely did.  The morning therapist asked me to stay in the room to see if he responded better, and I just laid down on the couch and took a nap while they did therapy around me.  He woke me up a few times for hugs, but tolerated therapy much better, and I basically got 3 hours of nap.

 

And come to find out, the asparagus is doing fine, but since it's been sitting out a week now it's started to sprout.  Oops.  Oh well.  It doesn't effect it any. 

 

 

post #70 of 70

cristeen, I'm so glad your day got better...and a 3 hour nap?! That sounds fantastic! 

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