Originally Posted by Masel
There's a family thing on March 25th. It is about 6 hours drive away. Our plan is to drive about 4.5 hours the first evening and then do the last little bit the morning of. We're going to reconfigure the seats in our minivan so that I have room to put my feet up. Does this plan sound crazy at 34 to 35 weeks?
I did a 4 hour drive at 34 weeks when I was pg with DS. The drive itself was fine, but the drive started the swelling in feet/ankles that never went away until he was born. Very frustrating. Also, sleeping in a strange bed at that stage was really tough on me. Small amount of back pain, but that's to be expected after sitting for that long.
Originally Posted by Astraia
Tonight for my evening snack I had "cowboy sushi" - dill pickle with cream cheese on it, wrapped in deli roast beef. SO good! I told my husband about it (and a few people at work) and they gave me that horrifed, "what the hell are you talking about???" look, but it was awesome.
I eat these all the time. We call them meat rolls, they're a standard snack/meal when you're doing low carb. All of it can be varied - change the meat (turkey, salami, mortadella, etc.), the cheese (cheddar, swiss, pepper jack, etc.), and the veg (green onion, bell pepper, I like doing pickled pepperoncini peppers, etc.), I also like to add a schmear of mustard. I used to pack them in DH's lunch whenever I didn't have anything better to offer him.
Originally Posted by MLog
Symptoms: This morning I woke up to the most HORRIBLE cramp in my calf that I have ever felt. I was completely panicky, screaming, couldn't breathe. DH was awesome telling me to relax and breathe and didn't even flinch when I yelled at him not to touch it. I'm thinking this was good practice for labor though I definitely do not want to go through that again and I can see why our Bradley teacher was saying in the last class that it's really not good to be asleep and then wake up in the middle of a contraction.
Charley Horse. I agree with the pp - flex your toe toward your head to relieve it. Massage can also help, in conjunction with the flexing (but not by itself, as you noticed it hurts a LOT to be touched). And if you start getting them regularly, try a banana before bed, since they can be a sign of potassium deficiency.
I'm 27 weeks, next appt is next week. I still haven't gotten my blood draw done, and at this point I don't think I'm going to. I just need to resign myself to that.
The last week has been really tough (both physically and emotionally) and I've been trying to just bite my tongue and get through it. We started the transition to having DH do bedtime/night-time duties for DS, and it's not been going well. So nobody has been getting good sleep for a week and a half now. Then Thursday I got a migraine that lasted until Saturday, and that was paired with what can most easily be described as an irritable uterus. I've been contracting off and on ever since, and not in the normal way, but my whole uterus will go into contraction and just stay there for a while - sometimes hours. It's incredibly painful. Not labor painful, but painful to move, sit, try to do anything. Nothing so far has helped it. And it's definitely made worse by stress. And of course because nobody has been sleeping well, DH is crabby and DS has spent the last 3 days screaming, which just increases my stress level and causes more contractions, so I'm getting less done and am far more bitchy about it. Last night DH finally snapped around 4 am, so I did the late wake-up, and DS went right back to sleep for me, and got a full night (12 hours), so today has been better - morning therapy was a scream-fest, but he's been fine since. I just wish my uterus would calm down.
Oh, and allergy season has officially started here. The trees are in bloom and last night I couldn't get to sleep because I was so congested. I swear, these trees need to check a calendar, it's still February!
Then this weekend I took food to a friend who is a month pp. It's an hour drive each way to her house, and I spent Friday and Saturday cooking, drove out and back Sunday, and by the time I got back I was exhausted. I was just done, and couldn't contemplate dinner. I wanted Chinese, but "our" Chinese place closed down a few months back, and we haven't found a new one yet. So we ordered from some random place to give it a try, it took over an hour to get our lukewarm food, and I was puking 5 minutes after I finished eating. Thankfully it was short lived, I just puked the once (and thankfully DH was willing to clean it up for me). So I had thought it was the S&S pork, which tasted "off" to me, so we finished up the leftovers last night, while I avoided the pork, and while I didn't puke again, it was a close thing. DH didn't get sick either night, but he did have an upset stomach. So we definitely won't be going back there.
Ok, so I'm going to stop bitching and go do something productive.