Im 28 weeks plus a few. Im feeling really tired and run down and a little nervous. This time last year when I was pregnant with the same EDD for my son is when I went into preterm labor caused by an intestinal blockage, and later found out he has DS, etc. So, there is a little left over nervousness every time I have BH or my pants dont fit and think I may be measuring big (but everything looks picture perfect this time).
I am having a lot of hip pain, a left over of my high risk pregnancy last time. I am trying to get back into seeing my chiro. Life has been hectic the last few weeks. Bought a house in April, 2 months of extensive renovations (home was in original 1969 condition, including the orange shag carpet and leaking roof and MASSIVE termite damage among many other things... including shot electrical that they found out may have caused a small kitchen fire at some point). We finally moved in the last 3 days of May and yes, I did most of the moving myself. We had some family and friends help with the SUPER heavy stuff like recliners, queen beds, executive desks for our offices, but the rest I had to help with. We had only three days between when the construction was done enough for us to move in and when we had to be out of our rental. I feel like Im STILL recovering... did I mention its a 2 story house with all but the master bedroom upstairs? Now im paying for it with hip pain, pelvic pain and constantly feeling like I need a nap.
This time last year with my 3rd trimester I completely lost my appetite and actually starting puking again. The pressure of the belly on my stomach was too much (I have a really sensitive tummy). I thought that it was due to stress and severe polyhydramnios (excess amnio fluid), preterm labor and the medication to stop contractions. But now Im getting it again. I feel like it is taking me days to digest one small meal, even if its just a salad or soup, which is what I am sticking to now a days. I havent gained any weight in 3 weeks.
Looking forward I am trying to find a good place to swim nearby to help with the third trimester aches and pains while staying active. I called the local athletic club only to find out they charge $139/month for membership! No thanks! Only other places to swim in town are the only community pool with very limited lap hours and all the day downtown by the beach with terrrible parking. Will take 30 minutes to get there from my door to their door. Or the UC Santa Barbara pool which has community hours and is only about 5 minutes away.... but I have to expose my pregnant, vericose vein ridden, body to possible a bunch of college students with immaculate bodies (UCSB, sadly, has one of the highest eating disorder rates of any college). At least graduation is this weekend, maybe I can at least get away with it for the summer!
PS- We are doing our first Buddy Walk (walk to support our local down syndrome association) today! Will post pictures later! We made sweet tshirts!