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post #101 of 313

okay mama's- since the liberator ramp is on the thread.... i don't think it'd help me.  but i'm increasingly frustrated with my inability to really just enjoy making love.  it takes me a lot longer to warm up, and usually i get frustrated by the inability to stay comfortable and actually enjoy it!  To paraphrase "Pregnancy, sir, it provokes and unprovokes. It provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance. Therefore, extended pregnancy may be said to be an equivocator with lechery. It makes her, and it mars her; it sets her on, and it takes her off; it persuades her, and disheartens her; makes her (hehe) stand to and not stand to; in conclusion, equivocates her in a sleep, and, giving her the lie, leaves her."

 

lots of pillows- but between being breathless, unable to flip over, unable to get good angles, needing to pee a couple of time, worrying about smothering/crushing my husband, and getting frustrated w/ myself, it's been a challenge.  

 

husband is blessedly cheerful and patient, and happy that i'm eager to keep trying.  but just struggling with increased desire, crazy dream life, and inability to really get those 2 things to mesh with reality!!!

post #102 of 313

I keep forgetting to google this ramp when I'm at home (not going to do it at work  LOL).  I'm very intrigued!  I'm also having issues with getting my desires to mesh with reality - frustrating!

post #103 of 313

I know, it's totally expensive.  The Black Friday sale and some coupon I found cut the price by like 40%, and I justified it by saying, A) I really need a sleep wedge of SOME kind anyway and B) the difference in price was my Hanukkah/Christmas present to myself.  orngbiggrin.gif  Because I had been wanting it for about 3-4 years, no lie.

 

I think we'll give some more combos a go tonight, and I'll... er... report back.  In euphemistic tones, of course.  You definitely can't use it in all the advertised positions during pregnancy, but it helps (or should) in some other combinations, so...  we'll see.

 

So far I haven't had loads of trouble in positioning and comfort when it comes to adult relations in general BUT I am anywhere from 1 day to 4+ weeks behind y'all, so my bump is probably smaller and my energy level, bladder capacity, etc., a little bigger.  We shall see what the next 10-12 weeks brings.

post #104 of 313

O.k., while we're on the topic...  The last time we dtd, I had a worrisome series of several little contractions one after another for about an hour afterwards.  I told my FPD this at the end of my last prenatal with her, and she thought we should abstain because of how semen ripens the cervix and all, and I'm at risk for PTL (only risk factor being the twins, I went to 41w5d with DD).  Suddenly what seemed like a hassle is getting more and more tempting every day LOL.  I didn't get a chance to ask any follow up questions like, is it o.k. with a condom, or non-penetrative?  Am I not allowed to O at all?  Have any of you been given restrictions and how restrictive are they?

post #105 of 313
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Originally Posted by Brambleberry View Post

O.k., while we're on the topic...  The last time we dtd, I had a worrisome series of several little contractions one after another for about an hour afterwards.  I told my FPD this at the end of my last prenatal with her, and she thought we should abstain because of how semen ripens the cervix and all, and I'm at risk for PTL (only risk factor being the twins, I went to 41w5d with DD).  Suddenly what seemed like a hassle is getting more and more tempting every day LOL.  I didn't get a chance to ask any follow up questions like, is it o.k. with a condom, or non-penetrative?  Am I not allowed to O at all?  Have any of you been given restrictions and how restrictive are they?

my doctor asked us if we ever have any cramping after sex (never have), it's actually less common not to from the prostoglandins in semen. he said if i ever do have cramping, just use a condom and all is well. 

post #106 of 313
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Originally Posted by Brambleberry View Post

O.k., while we're on the topic...  The last time we dtd, I had a worrisome series of several little contractions one after another for about an hour afterwards.  I told my FPD this at the end of my last prenatal with her, and she thought we should abstain because of how semen ripens the cervix and all, and I'm at risk for PTL (only risk factor being the twins, I went to 41w5d with DD).  

Can you call and ask?
Did she specifically say "because of the semen"? If so, you could try other things (withdrawal or barrier) at a time when you know you'll be able to rest afterward just in case you need to.

Sounds like we need to start a sex thread! wink1.gif
I've been totally in the mood the last few days but DH is exhausted with long, busy work days up until Christmas. Grrrr...
post #107 of 313

My MW says baby is head down!  I am definitely feeling kicks in the ribs.  Baby has been stretching out once in awhile - so weird to feel feet pushing my ribs and hands pushing my pelvis ;)

BH have been stronger and coming more often.  My reaction to them makes DH "ask are you okay?"  I'm getting used to them.

My beautiful belly is starting to get in the way more:  it's harder to bend over and pick things up when I drop them, getting in and out of the car and behind the wheel is more work, "squeezing" through tight spaces is a thing of the past, and the 3 year old I nanny for sits on my lap for a story and keeps trying to scoot back, "sorry buddy there's a baby in the way."

Lately, the baby has been very active at 3AM, which is not helping my sleep at all.  But maybe it's preparing me for when the baby arrives :)

Cookies are dangerous right now.  My cravings have switched to sweets.  Neighbors and friends (and...okay, myself) keep making delicious cookies that I can't resist.  

post #108 of 313
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Cookies are dangerous right now.  My cravings have switched to sweets.  Neighbors and friends (and...okay, myself) keep making delicious cookies that I can't resist.  

cookies ARE dangerous! i made a triple batches of both vegan chocolate chip cookies & vegan oatmeal raisin cookies to stick in the freezer for after baby, but my husband and i ended up eating several of each. eyesroll.gif

post #109 of 313

I have to admit I have jumped on the cookie bandwagon as well. Especially with my 4 year old asking to bake cookies with me all the time, and it is such a sweet time doing something together! Not to mention- YUMMY COOKIES! between the 4 of us, we kill an entire batch in 2 days. I have all kinds of goodies planned to make for christmas too.. I am not looking forward to getting on the scale at my MW appointment on the 27th!

post #110 of 313

I made some really crummy vegan xmas cookies today :(. I feel so defeated that I'm scared to bake any more. Oh well!

 

I've been trying to squat instead of bend over but it's so annoying to get back up. But now that the head is down again (after being down and flipping back up) I'm doing all I can to ensure it stays that way.

post #111 of 313

Super bummed out.... I watched my niece on Tuesday and Wednesday and she was vomiting all night on Wednesday.  DD2 just started throwing up an hour ago.  If it takes 48 hours to incubate, Christmas with my family is OUT.  If we are lucky enough to all get it today, we could still see the family on Tuesday.... or if we are REALLY lucky that none of us get it besides DD2, we may be able to convince people to see us....

 

I am supposed to have a small baby 'shower' with my aunt, cousin, MIL, SIL, mom and sis on Sunday, but that seems like it will need to be canceled too.  

 

Just super bummed out.  

 

When I was pregnant with DD2, I had the stomach bug at least 4 times... I feel lucky that I have not got it at all this time, but we will see if I escape this one.

 

Wish me luck ladies. 

post #112 of 313

Oh, Chloe's Mama, I prayed for you!

post #113 of 313

Oh no, I hope no one else gets it! Getting sick around the holidays is just not fair. And being pregnant and getting a stomach bug? I've been there. It's the pits. A little friend we had over for a playdate on Monday starting throwing up afterwards and I've lived in fear since. Sending you healthy vibes!!

post #114 of 313

Chloe's Mama, that stinks big time! Stomach bugs are just the worst. Praying for you and your family. :(

 

I've been doing lots of cookie eating too. I have a brother and sister (she does all the baking) with Celiac's so all the cookies are GF. Yum!!

post #115 of 313

oh nooo Chloesmama! stomach bugs are definitely the worst. I had one earlier in pregnancy and it was awful. DS1 is on week 5 of the 7-week-cough, and I have had a cold for 2 weeks and just started with the cough 3 or 4 days ago... DS2 woke up coughing last night (a croup-y cough)..... At least we should be all better by the time DS3 is born. :/  

post #116 of 313

I hope the rest of your household avoids the stomach bug, Chloe'sMama!

 

I'm currently getting over my 5th cold since September.  This one is/was pretty bad. 

post #117 of 313

i have no brain.

post #118 of 313
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i have no brain.


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post #119 of 313
I have just leveled up in the game of reflux. Xmas eve I was in agony from 3:30-7:30am and here I am again tonight at 1:30am wondering if I will get to go to sleep at all. I took a reflux over-the-counter gel before and after my tiny Christmas dinner and it didn't work. So frustrated.
post #120 of 313

My youngest has had some kind of illness all week, was in the hospital for a day, but no real answer to what is wrong with him.  He's finally feeling better, finally fever free, and finally playing... but now I have a runny nose and a semi sore throat.... and I've been having contractions for 2 days!  I'm avoiding a hosptial visit, because well, we want Christmas as a family.  As long as I'm lying around drinking tons of water things are fine.... so my dh has been doing almost everything for me. 

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