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post #181 of 199
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Originally Posted by Chloe'sMama View Post

My morning sickness seems to have reappeared now too.  Just in the AM, but enough that I don't want to eat.

 

I have noticed about 15 minutes of nausea every evening around the same time, regardless of what I have or haven't eaten. It has returned :(
 

post #182 of 199
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Bummer about the return of MS :(.

 

Today I am officially in my 3rd trimester woooo. The exhaustion seems to have gotten a little better but now I can like, cook dinner without getting winded. So in my mind I'm still pretty low functioning!

post #183 of 199

No more talk about the return of MS, please! I dread it!!!! Arg.

Found out I have slight anemia, which would explain my tiredness. Not enough to cause any alarm and I'm already taking an iron supplement so am just going to eat an extra iron-rich snack every day (yay, pumpkin seeds!) and remember to have some OJ w/ the iron supplement and see how that all goes.

post #184 of 199
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I'm getting blood tests next week to check my iron levels and thyroid. I'm sometimes borderline anemic and have been taking this on and off for the past couple of years and highly recommend it:

 

http://www.megafood.com/blood-builder-minerals/blood-builder

 

It makes my iron levels normalize within two weeks... it's crazy! That said it's pretty pricey and I've been out of it for a few weeks and haven't gotten a new bottle yet. I think I feel the difference.

post #185 of 199
Oh, gosh, I was feeling nauseated while lying in bed this morning and couldn't figure out why. Never had morning sickness return later in the pregnancy and I really hope that's not going to be the case. Ick!

I'm feeling pretty good these days, with occasional sciatica but not as bad as last time. I'm 28 weeks today. Feels like 12 weeks is so long but also so short! I keep having to remind myself to focus on Christmas related stuff first and then baby stuff, since we need to mail stuff to family.

I've got a busy (for me) week coming up so I'm hoping I don't overdo it. Then thanksgiving. Having a few people come over for that and I'm a terrible house keeper, so I'll have some cleaning to get done as well as cooking.
post #186 of 199

I've been using the support belt and it helps the hip and back pain a lot.  also, my partner presses in on my hip and that usually takes the pain away for a while. 

post #187 of 199
I've also started to vomit again! I was wondering why, but I guess this is part of the process? Good to know.
post #188 of 199
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Originally Posted by odinsmama View Post

Oh, gosh, I was feeling nauseated while lying in bed this morning and couldn't figure out why. Never had morning sickness return later in the pregnancy and I really hope that's not going to be the case. Ick!
I'm feeling pretty good these days, with occasional sciatica but not as bad as last time. I'm 28 weeks today. Feels like 12 weeks is so long but also so short! I keep having to remind myself to focus on Christmas related stuff first and then baby stuff, since we need to mail stuff to family.
I've got a busy (for me) week coming up so I'm hoping I don't overdo it. Then thanksgiving. Having a few people come over for that and I'm a terrible house keeper, so I'll have some cleaning to get done as well as cooking.

LOL!!!  we just got a random text about friends coming by early in the week to camp out before thanksgiving, added to doing a local gluten-free thanksgiving dinner, and friends staying with us FOR thanksgiving and I was like "aaaaaaagh!  i must clean up the house!"  i'm a pretty rotten housekeeper.  i'm too busy cooking, walking on the farm, playing or reading to the kids, working, or hanging out w/ hubby.  i'm so scattered and started to do the rooms in my head and even that made me freak out!  but i can catch up on laundry, like, now..... if i wasn't more interested in being on this board after a long scream-filled morning....

 

i have also had a bit of nausea and morning sickness feelings- but my husband pointed out that i do usually get more queasy towards the end of pregnancy.  i need to actually be more self-aware on eating consistently and balanced since i can't go long w/out food before i get queasy, or fill my tummy too full and get queasy.  or eat close to bedtime and lay down queasy.  shrug.gif  and i decided i was going to make sure and eat plenty of fish in this trimester as this has been a seafood light pregnancy.  which just the thought of fish makes me queasy.  eyesroll.gif  so it's pretty sad right now!

 

it's nice to come on here and realize that pregnancy might be making me feel more tired, and less like i'm accomplishing what i need, not just my failure as a human being!  i was so down b/c my 3 year old screamed all morning.  about everything, and then a bit more.  and my 18 month old decided to join in, and they have banshee screams that make the Nazgul sound friendly...  and then my son who decided last week that he was going to lose his mathbook and not do any reading or spelling, got a lot of words wrong on his spelling test (more inability to read them than anything else) and WEPT b/c he can't handle getting any sort of negative grades on tests.  and i pointed out he can choose to do schoolwork and excel, or he can not do schoolwork and feel bad, but i can't make that choice for him.  and i felt like if only i were a more patient, gentle, leading and directing sort of person, i would come up with a feltboard of letters, and a 2 hour a day snuggle and do schoolwork session that would nurture his sweet little soul, and i feel like i'm less b/c i'm not that good a person!

 

maybe i am a terrible, cold, lazy, ineffective person, or maybe i'm a mother of 4 kids under the age of 7 who's just entered her third trimester....  and is off to nap!

post #189 of 199

Oh, ladies, I can't tell you how nice it felt to share my not-so-nice ailments with this second pregnancy.  I feel like all the pregnant mamas I know in real life are always complaining about their own pregnancies, and my response is usually to be super cheerful about it because I hate all the negativity!!

 

Anyway, I just wanted to share that I listened to my Hypnobabies affirmations CD for the first time today (since my last pregnancy) and I couldn't believe how much I needed to hear some of those positives!!  I did laugh at several of the super cheery affirmations, like "All of the changes that are happening to my pregnant body are beautiful and wonderful" but still, it was so worthwhile!!

 

In the meantime, I continue to expand horizontally and burst out of my bras.....

post #190 of 199

I'm so so happy to know I'm really not the only one who has complaints lol I'm starting to experience some tenderness by my rearend, and the most uncomfortable pain is this pain I have in my upper right part of my butt and hip....It is killing me, especially if I put pressure on my right leg, when I get up from sitting, or in and out of be, even when walking.....I have 2 other boys and never had any of this....Never had hemmeroids just not sure if my body is falling apart or what. I was alot heavier with other 2 boys than I am now and you would think if I was going to have any pain in my hip or butt it would have been then. The doctor said I was measuring ahead a little and that if baby boy continues to grow at this rate he will prob weigh about 8-8.5lbs....Maybe he is growing alot and thats what is causing all the pressure....any suggestions ladies, or have any of you experienced this type of stuff?

post #191 of 199

Maybe try a support belt when walking or doing anything physical/on your feet alot.  I've found it's helping me a bit with the ligament pain and SPD pain.

 

I have one more week to go until third trimester I think - 27 weeks tomorrow!  I have a week every month or two where I feel nauseated and really tired - this was one of them.  Baby is starting to practice her kickboxing a lot more too!

post #192 of 199
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Originally Posted by MnJ3 View Post

I'm so so happy to know I'm really not the only one who has complaints lol I'm starting to experience some tenderness by my rearend, and the most uncomfortable pain is this pain I have in my upper right part of my butt and hip....It is killing me, especially if I put pressure on my right leg, when I get up from sitting, or in and out of be, even when walking.....I have 2 other boys and never had any of this....Never had hemmeroids just not sure if my body is falling apart or what. I was alot heavier with other 2 boys than I am now and you would think if I was going to have any pain in my hip or butt it would have been then. The doctor said I was measuring ahead a little and that if baby boy continues to grow at this rate he will prob weigh about 8-8.5lbs....Maybe he is growing alot and thats what is causing all the pressure....any suggestions ladies, or have any of you experienced this type of stuff?


I have this weird pain too-- it's almost in the bone, right above my butt but only on the left side. I can't really massage. I'm thinking of seeing a chiropractor which I just found out my insurance covers!

post #193 of 199

the weird butt bone pain sounds like sciatic nerve pain. look up sciatica (even on wikipedia) and see if it fits. a chiro can help a little, but for me the biggest help was having my DH do a "leg pull" and massage the area.. usually about a day after he does that it feels much better! very common during pregnancy.. you can probably google other exercises for sciatica too

post #194 of 199
Thread Starter 

Yeah I don't why it didn't occur to me that it could be sciatic pain. I'll look up this leg pull maneuver! I've been putting arnica oil on it which helps some.

post #195 of 199

Sounds to me like sciatic pain too.  I have a terrible time walking after I've been sitting down for a while, especially if I've been in a recliner or on my back.  In my case it's not actually sciatica, but an issue with the piriformis muscles that pinch the sciatic nerve when they cramp up.  I have it when not pregnant, but it's way worse when pregnant.  My chiropractor has gotten rid of it completely for me post-pregnancy, but during pregnancy my joints and spine are just so loose that an adjustment helps but doesn't last long.  I go every other week and it really only lasts a week.  My visits are covered, but they don't cover my time to go to the appointments.  It's just not worth it to be running to the chiropractor every single week in addition to prenatals.

 

There are also stretches you can do that help the piriformis cramping, so it pays to figure out whether it's sciatica or piriformis syndrome.

post #196 of 199

just got this horrible pain tonight!  it's so terrible.  over my left buttock and sending shooting pain up and down my body.  ooooooh.  getting husband on it tonight.  it was a long day on feet- new couch, and house ready for guests for thanksgiving.  but major pain!!!

post #197 of 199
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Piriformis vs. sciatica... I'll have to figure that out! Last night I rubbed some Tiger Balm into it but I don't think it did anything. I've been putting it on a lot in the middle of the night for leg cramps, though, and it definitely helps. My calves now want to contort into cramps all day/night and no amount of stretching helps. They just feel so tight.

post #198 of 199

I was thinking I had gotten off easy this pregnancy because with my first I had heartburn from day one until she came out...but, alas, the heartburn has come!  With a vengeance! I am totally turned off of food and tonight I vomited!  I have been taking tums and am going to go get some papaya enzymes this week..any thoughts?

post #199 of 199

Oh, I sympathize!  My heartburn came early this time and is intense!  Jeez.

 

I, too, am toting my bottle of Tums like it is liquid gold.  DH constantly reminds me to eat smaller meals (it has taken me weeks to comply with this, lol).  I'm also finding that, since mine is worse at night, a glass of milk and/or a bowl of cheerios w/ milk is really soothing in the evening.  

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