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2nd trimester symptoms/complaints thread

post #1 of 199
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I hope this thread isn't redundant... but thought it would be nice to have a thread just for complaints at this time in our pregnancies! Because what pregnant lady doesn't have some complaints winky.gif

 

I've started having braxton hicks and have had round ligament pains a few times. I think it's less than I've experienced in my other pregnancies but can't really remember! I'm out of breath more easily which is a bummer. And my thirst has really picked up. I'm probably drinking 12 glasses of water a day, which is healthy and all, but a little hard on my bladder. And also suddenly my bed seems like the most uncomfortable bed I've every slept on. Even with the body pillow I can't seem to get comfortable during the night.

 

Who else wants to share?

post #2 of 199
Yes, also very uncomfortable in my bed which is making for some VERY sore hips some nights.

Had a lot of BH one day but took it very easy and they've calmed down.

Yesterday my sciatic was very sore in the evening. I attribute it to the chair in the office, which I can limit my use of. But I know it'll get worse as I get bigger. Found some new stretches online to try out and they seemed to help.
post #3 of 199

I have been rejoicing so much that my headaches that I'd been having since 13-14 weeks (I'm 18 today) are gone that I don't have too many complaints right now.. I have been having a hard time staying asleep during the night. My 10 m/o has been sleeping better and I think my body is still in the habit of randomly waking up many times a night.

post #4 of 199

I know I talked about this in my thread.... but clothes is SOOOOO uncomfortable.  Everything I wear just seems to fir poorly and make my skin  crawl.  I got in my pjs yesterday at around 3ish because it is the most comfortable thing I have.  Glad we didn't have any unexpected visitors.  

 

I hurt my tailbone more than 2 weeks ago and it is making everything so difficult, standing, sitting, laying down..... hurts all the time.  Sleeping is the worst though.  I fear that even when the pain goes away, my belly will be big enough to prevent me from sleeping on my belly.... which is how I am the most comfortable.  

 

I am also feeling so lazy, but also feeling the nesting, which is impossible because my 2 kids TRASH the house constantly.  I swear that 10 minutes after I straighten up, you can't even tell.  Bummer

 

 

Anyways, I feel pretty good and not much to complain about, but thanks for a place I can anyways :)

post #5 of 199

My pelvic/SPD pain has kicked in.  Eight weeks earlier than last pregnancy.  I'm seeing a chiropractor and wearing only really good shoes which helps.

 

This isn't really pregnancy related but I'm battling a really bad cold.  Somehow being sick on top of being pregnant just seems a little worse.

post #6 of 199
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Originally Posted by Chloe'sMama View Post

 

I am also feeling so lazy, but also feeling the nesting, which is impossible because my 2 kids TRASH the house constantly.  I swear that 10 minutes after I straighten up, you can't even tell.  Bummer

 

 

 

Welcome to my house, too!

 

I'm also down with a cold as of today. My younger son woke up in the middle of the night with a sore throat, and then this morning I started feeling icky. Turns out DH's "really bad" allergies of the last couple of days was actually a cold. Being pregnant when your sick, especially when you already have kids, is just the pits. If I'm still feeling bad tomorrow when DH has off work, I'm going to insist I get to to spend the day in bed watching movies!

post #7 of 199

ditto with the sore hips from sleeping on my side. last night i slept almost sitting up so that i could sleep on my back and i slept in for the first time in months. that's the way to go for me, now.

 

the shortness of breath is getting old. i miss not huffing and puffing just walking up my driveway, which of course is the side of a mountain but still. i feel so out of shape.

 

i'm also sweating a lot, which in turn makes the sweaty spots really cold. (feet, hands, armpits)

 

and lastly, i think i have to wax. does anyone wax? i'm a bit too modest to go to a salon and have a stranger rip hair off of my privates, but the rate of growth is unreal.

post #8 of 199
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and lastly, i think i have to wax. does anyone wax? i'm a bit too modest to go to a salon and have a stranger rip hair off of my privates, but the rate of growth is unreal.

I wax because I find shaving irritating and it's pretty great to not have to worry about it for a few weeks, though it's getting more difficult to contort enough to see what I'm doing as my belly gets bigger.

 

The worst has been suffering with a yeast infection and hemorrhoids simultaneously over the past week or two. It's a mess down there and going to the bathroom stings so much, it's insane. I'm at the tail end of it now and I've managed it naturally (though I was extremely tempted to go get some kind of drugs at the peak of misery), but the itch is enough to drive a person mad.

 

I've also had two instances where my hands and feet were swollen, which I wasn't a fan of. Also the huffing and puffing when I walk up stairs is getting kind of embarrassing.

 

It's really difficult to deal with my body falling apart like this since I worked hard to find a good, healthy balance before pregnancy and now I feel like I have lost complete control. I'm not depressed about it or anything, but every now and then when I'm trying to get dressed and get really frustrated it gets a little overwhelming. All I need is a little kick from baby and I feel like it's all worth it, though, and I calm right down.

post #9 of 199
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It's really difficult to deal with my body falling apart like this since I worked hard to find a good, healthy balance before pregnancy and now I feel like I have lost complete control. I'm not depressed about it or anything, but every now and then when I'm trying to get dressed and get really frustrated it gets a little overwhelming. All I need is a little kick from baby and I feel like it's all worth it, though, and I calm right down.

i feel the same way. i feel so unattractive. big ole belly and wearing maternity jeans with belly thing that goes up to my boobs, big unattractive bra to hold those puppies in. i worked so hard to stay in shape and keep a good figure and it's all useless right now. i don't know if every first-time mama felt/feels this way. but it won't be my last baby.

i only feel little flutters and kicks when i'm quiet and sitting. so beautiful.

post #10 of 199
I feel kind of frumpy too. My hips and butt spread out so much that the tummy is still not super obvious. So I just look/feel large I think. Plus the acne and eczema is still irritating me. I get sore hips too throughout the week. Not every day though. Chiro does help some!

Oh and I think nesting has started too but on the outside of the house. We are just finishing up a new front porch and I went crazy yesterday on some bushes that were majorly overgrown. We were going to remove them but they had to be cut back first. I ended up doing the whole thing at once with a small pair of handheld pruners. Lol. My arms are sooooo sore today. But the bushes are gone!
post #11 of 199

overall, i just feel like i have to say i'm having a great time right now compared to some of my other pregnancies .. (my hips, for example, thanks to my amazing chiropractor feel better than they did prepregnancy!! )  
 

I am 19 wks tomorrow - I have been having some BH and RLP - nothing too horrible as long as i'm careful ..  my main issue is related to clothes - they feel fine in the morning and suddenly sometime in the afternoon (could be as early as 12:30) I HAVE TO get out of them!!  my bra , underwear and jeans are the worst - i'm already in maternity panties and a larger size bra but all the sudden they start to hurt and drive me crazy... my other complaint is my ribs - that would normally start to really feel pregnancy around 36 weeks have already started to hurt - it feels like everything is pushing up  more than out this time and it is sooo uncomfortable - i'm even getting new stretch marks on top of my belly - With my other THREE pregnancies the earliest i got stretch marks was 30 weeks and that was with the 1st, didn't get any with my 2nd and just a couple at the end with my 3rd - but now they are growing/spreading at 18 weeks? the peeing is really out of control.. and i really wish the numbers on the scale weren't going up quite so fast (12lbs in the last 6 weeks eek!) oh, last complaint - i wish i had some form of sex drive.. just a little ..instead i have the opposite - complete aversion to sex, my poor DH.

post #12 of 199

what does BH mean? my fiance and i were racking our brains yesterday trying to figure it out. took me a while to figure out what DH meant, not to mention all the other non-spelled out things. i guess i'm a speller.

post #13 of 199
Thread Starter 

When I started posting on MDC (this forum winky.gif) it took me awhile to figure out the abbreviations, too! There are still some that confuse me. BH stands for braxton hicks contractions.

post #14 of 199

ah, thank you! we had thought of everything from boogers to bad hemorrhoids. haha

post #15 of 199

oh all the mama's who feel frumpy, and can't stand clothes, i unbutton my pants, rip off my bras, and am having a hard time being comfortable anywhere but in bed.  all pants look/feel horrible, but i'm so much thicker in the thighs and walk so much that dresses lead to chafed thighs, and i desperately need maternity panties.  my size S-L panties are all too small, so it's XL or maternity asap! and i finally put away the 2 cute bras, and busted out my maternity 34DDD's and G's and it does make a difference, though i wish they weren't up to my collarbone....

 

and then add to that i have a crazy dream life and intense libido right now (snuggling, cuddling, petting, and just purring at all times.... and constantly harassing poor hubby with inappropriate chats and texts) and a diminished ability to sleep, and i'm a chubby, busty, prowling woman who doesn't want to do housework or get out of bed or let my man sleep for too long.

 

that doesn't go well with 4 small kids.....  

 

and constipation has reared it's ugly head again.  i eat very well- all fresh local veggies, nuts, meats, and some dairy, and minimal fruit (maybe need to add more of that) and my bowels seem to have dozed off for the last few days and it's not nice!!!

 

acne is finally easing up- and my dedication for the last 2 weeks to avoiding all grains has finally got the last traces of eczema to fade.

 

And that whole cute while pregnant thing?  yeah, i think the first is hard.  i have stretch marks, but after each pregnancy manage to be stronger and healthier than before (though it takes a LOT longer after pregnancy than you would ever want to admit or believe), and yet, it is all something I choose to do again!  though maybe we're winding down!

post #16 of 199

Ok, I have a complaint. All my maternity shirts and all but one pair of jeans are just huge on me. My thighs, hips, arms, bust, etc. have gotten smaller and my belly bigger but not big enough yet. So I basically swim in my maternity stuff. Yesterday in my clothing frustration I pulled out a couple shirts that were too tight pre-pregnancy and tried them on for the fun of it and they looked great! Weird!! Seriously, this shirt didn't fit pre-preg, how does it fit now?? My lack of weight gain I guess? http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v128/josie4/18weeks9-15.jpg

 

HoP, Your second paragraph made me giggle!! I highly doubt your husband minds much. winky.gif

post #17 of 199
Thread Starter 

Seriously biglaugh.gifat bad hemorrhoids!

 

Is anyone else stuffing themselves to the point of pain? I simply CANNOT control how much I eat at dinner and tonight asked DH if he would please remind me of THE INSANE PAIN I'd be in later if I got a second helping. My stomach feels like it's going to burst and I'm hunched over as I type this. My stomach feels a lot smaller this time around, but I still have an increased appetite if that makes sense. I don't even want to think about my stomach's capacity as this pregnancy progresses. Time to drink some tea and take to the couch!

 

Josie, maternity stuff looks silly on me right now, too. I'm sure our bellies will catch up in time!

 

HouseofPeace, if my DH read about your libido he'd be very jealous! I'm usually pretty horny when I'm pregnant but thus far sex has been unappealing to me for the most part. I'm usually in the mood in the morning, but of course that's not good timing for us as we have kids who climb into bed with us. 

post #18 of 199
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and lastly, i think i have to wax. does anyone wax? i'm a bit too modest to go to a salon and have a stranger rip hair off of my privates, but the rate of growth is unreal.

 

I just asked around the ladies here for a good waxer. I've never been comfortable being naked even as a kid so I'm nervous about this but I am anticipating that I will so not be able to shave easily soon so it's probably for the best. I heard your skin is more sensitive in pregnancy. Hoping I can tolerate the wax.

post #19 of 199

Well it's 17 weeks and a day now. After the longest 11 weeks of my life my morning sickness/migraine/reflux hell.... subsided. YES. I've been about 10 days free of that and the pre-natal depression has departed, I'm back to a more active life again. energy.gifAble to go out and accomplish something every day. Making it to my exercise classes, able to shop for food and eat pretty much all the things I had issues with before. I have a social life again. My hermit days are officially behind me.

 

Headaches come back occasionally but now I have my reflexology head massage lady to fight that battle for me so it feels manageable. I had some issues with my pelvis which i separated in a training accident a decade ago but my osteopath is working on that and isn't too concerned with it interfering with the pregnancy. He is also moving the baby around when I go in for pelvis adjustments. Trying to get the baby more centred so I'm not putting stress on one side too much. I have to drink so much water to keep hydrated in the heat. I'm so bad about water usually I have had to really learn to force myself to drink. 

post #20 of 199
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Originally Posted by loveandgarbage View Post

 

Is anyone else stuffing themselves to the point of pain? I simply CANNOT control how much I eat at dinner and tonight asked DH if he would please remind me of THE INSANE PAIN I'd be in later if I got a second helping. My stomach feels like it's going to burst and I'm hunched over as I type this. My stomach feels a lot smaller this time around, but I still have an increased appetite if that makes sense. I don't even want to think about my stomach's capacity as this pregnancy progresses. Time to drink some tea and take to the couch!

 

YES. I totally do this.. every night, every day.. nearly every meal.. i'm just so hungry,but food just hurts afterwards.. why do i keep doing this to myself?!

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