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post #141 of 313

I also have been super tired.  Like... I just want to lay around all day long.  i try to convince my kids to lay in bed and read books with me.  I don't actually have to sleep, but my body just wants to rest.

 

I took the girls to the zoo for 2.5 hours today and took a nap with DD2 for about an hour.  I still want to curl up in bed with the girls and read.  At least I am just sitting on the couch and they are doing some puzzles.  DH gets off work in about 15 minutes! (and he works from home so no commute time!!!!)  Hurray for the weekend!

post #142 of 313

I've been totally exhausted for weeks now.  AND also getting some insomnia on top of it.  The insomnia isn't too bad, but it's annoying when I really need as much sleep as I can get.  When DD takes a nap, especially if DH is the one reading to her before nap time so that I can sleep during that time too, I'll nap for 1 1/2 or 2 hours and could keep going for the rest of the afternoon if she'd let me. (unfortunately she doesn't nap every day).  I'll have good energy for a couple hours in the morning and after my nap, but by the time I'm supposed to be making lunch or supper, I'm totally wiped, DD is also getting more needy around those times, and it's all I can do to keep going.  I've been trying to do as much food prep as possible earlier on so that I don't have to do much right before lunch or supper, but it's still a challenge just sitting up in my seat at the table long enough to eat!  My iron tested a little low last appt. (11.6 I think), so I've started taking a small dose of iron plus trying to eat more meat and greens, but I don't think it's making much difference.  I'm bigger now than I was with DD at 41.5 weeks (I probably have at least 7 or 8 lbs total of babies in there), and I've gained about 50 lbs already, so I'm guessing it's not about the iron.

post #143 of 313
AH! The groin pain, I can totallllllly relate !!! It always stops me in my tracks and I have to limp just about. Painful stuff. Braxton hicks and pressure have been crazy strong, I had none of that with my first pregancy. I'll be 35 weeks Tuesday, I can't believe it!
post #144 of 313

I had lightening crotch for the first time today and I officially get why it's called that

post #145 of 313
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I had lightening crotch for the first time today and I officially get why it's called that

Lightening crotch! Ahhhhhhh! It just kicked into high gear for me tonight. I find I'm lacking in the right expletives to express this new affliction.
post #146 of 313

Ladies,

I have had agonizing heartburn...sit up in the middle of the night with excruciating pain, not wanting to eat anything but cheese, sleeping with three pillows propping me up heartburn!  I have been trying everything...papaya enzyme, apple cider vinegar, I restricted my diet, I turned to tums, malox...nothing helped.  My midwife told me on my last visit to go ahead and try prevacid..of course, I was reluctant and voiced some concerns but she convinced me that it might be better in the long run...at least I will sleep better, etc, and get some food into me since I haven't gained weight in the last 2 weeks....well, I have to say the last two days have been sooo much better.  I am glad I didn't start earlier but I am equally as glad that I started now because I got a great night sleep last night and woke up and ate eggs and toast!  Just had to share...

post #147 of 313
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Ladies,

I have had agonizing heartburn...sit up in the middle of the night with excruciating pain, not wanting to eat anything but cheese, sleeping with three pillows propping me up heartburn!  I have been trying everything...papaya enzyme, apple cider vinegar, I restricted my diet, I turned to tums, malox...nothing helped.  My midwife told me on my last visit to go ahead and try prevacid..of course, I was reluctant and voiced some concerns but she convinced me that it might be better in the long run...at least I will sleep better, etc, and get some food into me since I haven't gained weight in the last 2 weeks....well, I have to say the last two days have been sooo much better.  I am glad I didn't start earlier but I am equally as glad that I started now because I got a great night sleep last night and woke up and ate eggs and toast!  Just had to share...

 

I'm with you. It's truly awful. I took a tonic for it that was based with apple cider vinegar and that made me throw up on the spot... So frustrating! I have an over-the-counter gel that I take if things are rough but to be honest it works much better if I take a little before and a little after my last meal of the day. I also have to eat early. After early dinner I can have some raw veggies like cucumber, carrots and celery and be ok. No dairy, no tomatoes and no chillies at dinner. It's not perfect but my worst nights have definitely been after a big late night dinner where I eat my trigger foods. I had a lot of this in the first trimester too. 

post #148 of 313

The heartburn sounds terrible!  Sorry!!

 

My whole household had stomach flu right after Christmas.  Gross.  And then last night I had the worst hip pain I have ever felt while trying to sleep.  It was so bad, it made me feel nauseous.  And then it started to radiate making me feel crampy.  We put the heat on and I was able to fall asleep and the pain isn't as bad this morning.  But between the cramps I had when sick and the cramps last night - I was reminded what the worst part of labour feels like and I'm trying not to dread it!! 

post #149 of 313

For those of you with heartburn from your uterus crowding your stomach, there is hope that it may get better in the next few weeks.  I found that once my belly reached the point where it was sticking out far enough, gravity got a hold of it and pulled it down away from my stomach and lungs and I've been much more comfortable in terms of heartburn, eating and breathing.  I'm short, so there's not much room for my uterus in my abdominal cavity - way more of it is sticking out than in.  Of course, a major cause of pregnancy heartburn has nothing to do with the pressure of the uterus, but is related to the relaxin hormone affecting the sphincter that keeps stomach contents where they belong, and that's not going to get any better.  Good luck!

post #150 of 313
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For those of you with heartburn from your uterus crowding your stomach, there is hope that it may get better in the next few weeks.  I found that once my belly reached the point where it was sticking out far enough, gravity got a hold of it and pulled it down away from my stomach and lungs and I've been much more comfortable in terms of heartburn, eating and breathing.  I'm short, so there's not much room for my uterus in my abdominal cavity - way more of it is sticking out than in.  Of course, a major cause of pregnancy heartburn has nothing to do with the pressure of the uterus, but is related to the relaxin hormone affecting the sphincter that keeps stomach contents where they belong, and that's not going to get any better.  Good luck!

you look so beautiful!  and if you've found more room, we all have hope!

post #151 of 313

Any one else just feeling done?  My poor body is tired!  yet, I sleep no more than 2 hrs a night.  My belly is streching like crazy and I can't sleep without being in pain.  :(

post #152 of 313
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For those of you with heartburn from your uterus crowding your stomach, there is hope that it may get better in the next few weeks.  I found that once my belly reached the point where it was sticking out far enough, gravity got a hold of it and pulled it down away from my stomach and lungs and I've been much more comfortable in terms of heartburn, eating and breathing.  I'm short, so there's not much room for my uterus in my abdominal cavity - way more of it is sticking out than in.  Of course, a major cause of pregnancy heartburn has nothing to do with the pressure of the uterus, but is related to the relaxin hormone affecting the sphincter that keeps stomach contents where they belong, and that's not going to get any better.  Good luck!


hm. i bet this explains why my reflux got WAY better for like 2 weeks and now its back :(  it got better about the same time my belly started to feel like it was falling off .. oh well.

post #153 of 313
Baileyandmikey: I have definitely hit the end-of-pregnancy-constantly-uncomfortable feeling this week. I can't remember when it started last time but it seemed to go on forever. I know this babe needs at least 4 more weeks so Im trying hard to stay positive and not think too many "done" thoughts just yet. I think the worst is my back and hips- they always hurt. But this week the overcrowded rib pain set in too. So the only semi-comfortable position is side-lying with tons of pillows. Sigh. Not too much longer...
post #154 of 313
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Baileyandmikey: I have definitely hit the end-of-pregnancy-constantly-uncomfortable feeling this week. I can't remember when it started last time but it seemed to go on forever. I know this babe needs at least 4 more weeks so Im trying hard to stay positive and not think too many "done" thoughts just yet. I think the worst is my back and hips- they always hurt. But this week the overcrowded rib pain set in too. So the only semi-comfortable position is side-lying with tons of pillows. Sigh. Not too much longer...

i really don't mind being pregnant at all, there are some uncomfortable aspects, but i think i will just go with it. the crowded ribs has been a bummer for a couple weeks at least. our baby loves to kick the inside of my ribs. i thought it was because i was wearing a bra with an underwire, but a couple days ago i said no more bras, since they are all so tight now anyway and i don't want to cause any problems for breastfeeding, but nope, still crowded in there. it's so weird. 

post #155 of 313

I am also in the "done" camp. Not quite miserably so yet, but definitely done. With my first pregnancy, it took until about 40-41 weeks, and my second pregnancy until about 38-39 weeks. I'm 35 weeks today and for the last week I've been really done.

 

Part (most?) of it is my round ligament pain. There's just so much to do, and my very active boys need a mama who can take them outside to play, etc and I am just having to pace myself or I'm in a lot of pain. With DS2, I pulled/spasmed the round ligament about 3 or 4 days before he was born, and that is a pain i do NOT want to feel again.

 

Praying the next 5-7 weeks (I tend to go over my "due date") go quickly. Thankfully DH has been home from work the last week or so with Christmas so that has been a huge help in keeping the boys busy, helping get things done, and for my sanity. ;)

post #156 of 313

Hope it gets a bit better for you ladies.  

 

I have been going to bed with the kids every night (we all co-sleep), so it is hard for me to roll out of bed when I am wedged between them.  I seriously feel like a beached whale trying to get up.  Makes me laugh.  I am also having some hip and pelvis pain so I just stay in bed with the kids so I don't have to try.  DH has been missing me though since that is just about our only alone time.

 

I am not feeling 'done' yet, but much closer than I was with the girls at this point.  I am almost 35 weeks and even at 39+ with both girls, I didn't feel 'done'.  

post #157 of 313
So I guess I can't skip my morning half cup of coffee. I was feeling like it was bothering my stomach so I switched to tea and ended up going almost 2 full days without a BM. That, paired with my normal bowel issues is just NOT good. Back on the coffee this morning and it worked! Ahh, relief.

I'm not feeling done yet, I know this babe needs as long as possible to grow (my smallest belly and weight gain by far) so I don't want to be sending any "come early" messages. But the back pain has been fairly brutal at times. Particularly the first couple of steps after getting up from the bed or a chair. Wow, full on old lady hobbling.
post #158 of 313

DH is of the opinion that she can came anytime after January 21 (the cut off for Aquarius), with the exception of Feb 1 because that's his birthday. I'm huge and baby is huge, so I really wouldn't be opposed to her making a slightly early appearance, though I would prefer that she waits until I've started maternity leave at work (after January 31). I've been really uncomfortable lately and I only see things getting worse from here, so I'd say I'm just about to jump over into the "done" camp.

 

Due to conceiving this little one immediately following a miscarriage, I've actually been pregnant for the last 42.5 weeks. This whole pregnancy thing has been great, but I'd really like to have an actual baby now. In some moments of madness I wonder if I'll just stay pregnant forever and walk by her room thinking "...and this is where I display my collection of baby stuff".

post #159 of 313
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DH is of the opinion that she can came anytime after January 21 (the cut off for Aquarius), with the exception of Feb 1 because that's his birthday. I'm huge and baby is huge, so I really wouldn't be opposed to her making a slightly early appearance, though I would prefer that she waits until I've started maternity leave at work (after January 31). I've been really uncomfortable lately and I only see things getting worse from here, so I'd say I'm just about to jump over into the "done" camp.

 

Due to conceiving this little one immediately following a miscarriage, I've actually been pregnant for the last 42.5 weeks. This whole pregnancy thing has been great, but I'd really like to have an actual baby now. In some moments of madness I wonder if I'll just stay pregnant forever and walk by her room thinking "...and this is where I display my collection of baby stuff".

 

I, too, have been pregnant since last February, with only a 6-week "break."  hug2.gif And I'm due March 1.  And I have ADD, LOL, and have been off my meds, of course... and could not be a more impatient person!

 

*sigh*

 

I don't feel "done," myself (granted, I'm from 1-28 days behind y'all).  But I'm definitely starting to feel "very pregnant."  Not that I've ever forgotten I am pregnant-- not one day this whole pregnancy-- but I'm starting to feel uncomfortable (more consistent, though not terrible, pubic pain, pain from my running injury-- basically relaxin is bugging me-- having a pretty big belly in the way, etc.), which makes me a little nervous.  Now, if I were just this uncomfortable for the next 9-11 weeks (I like to assume I'll go "late"), then fine!  Woo hoo!  Because it's not really that bad.  But this being my first and all, I'm getting nervous that I'll get significantly more uncomfortable/be in pain/not be able to get much done/whatever, and fairly quickly.

 

I know I've mentioned that I have a pretty physically strenuous business trip in 4 weeks, when I'll be about 35.5-36 weeks preggo.  On my feet most of 12 hours/day, 5 days/week-- yikes!  And it's really pretty critical to our financial picture (I'm getting inventory that will last us for months and months, and this is the only time it's available).  I just keep hoping I'm not much worse off until after that's over.  Preferably until I'm about 37 weeks, as I have a slightly less strenuous trip the following week.  I keep promising myself that I can break down at 37 weeks!  But before then...  It's both these trips and the fact that DH and I have a lot to do-- more for the business than the baby, per se (since his first day working with me is tomorrow-- last day at his job today!)  I don't want to be stressed out!  But the idea that I will be getting significantly more cranky/tired/in pain/immobile...  Scares me!  Maybe it will be fine... and I am doing yoga and everything else I can...  but I'm nervous!

 

My mom worked on her feet in the ER (she's a doctor) the night before she had my brother @ 40 years old, and she said she didn't feel awesome, but was totally fine.  My SIL shrugged off all my concerns as she was an elementary school teacher, running after little kids right up until the end.  But I know lots of y'all don't feel quite that up to speed, and I'm concerned I'm having...  well, not SPD!  But I'm afraid of developing even a mild form of it.  confused.gif     

post #160 of 313

I'm so sorry, all you ladies who are having extra pain. I think I just have normal back/hip soreness (and UGH, so many uncomfortable BH contractions!), but I would hate to have reflux or round ligament pain. Not fun!

 

I'm definitely not done yet, but I can get pretty grumpy towards the end of the day. Mornings I usually try to get more done and things go rapidly downhill from there energy and comfort wise. But now that Christmas is done, it is a quiet time of year over here and I'm trying to enjoy that while I can. But I have to confess that the idea FREQUENTLY runs through my mind that late pregnancy is so sucky so that we don't mind the sleepless newborn days quite as much. :)

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