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post #41 of 313
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Originally Posted by Choco Mom View Post

My belly button (previously an innie) is now on the pokie outie side too, I've gotten accustomed to it. Is anyone else's tailbone hurting?? I think part of it was alot of time spent semi-horizontal up on the couch daily when I was sick all the time, but it hurts every day now when I rise from sitting for any period of time, short or extended. Only way it doesn't hurt is if I lean forward , legs apart, belly between legs (very ladylike lol).


Ditto - belly button is flat with the top rim poking out sometimes.  So weird looking! 

My tailbone and pubic bone like to alternate hurting.  So, yes I had a sore tailbone for the past few weeks but now it's switched again.  Not sure which is worse lol!  I brought a stability ball in to my office to sit on, and that helps a bit.

post #42 of 313
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Originally Posted by Choco Mom View Post

My belly button (previously an innie) is now on the pokie outie side too, I've gotten accustomed to it. Is anyone else's tailbone hurting?? I think part of it was alot of time spent semi-horizontal up on the couch daily when I was sick all the time, but it hurts every day now when I rise from sitting for any period of time, short or extended. Only way it doesn't hurt is if I lean forward , legs apart, belly between legs (very ladylike lol).

reclining with my weight on my tailbone absolutely kills me now.  According to my chiropractor it's bad for anybody, but with loose pregnancy joints it's worse.  I seriously can hardly walk for about 10 minutes after I get up out of my recliner.  And it's bad for baby positioning too.  sitting leaning forward with your legs apart is what the spinning babies website recommends for optimal baby positioning, so go ahead and be unladylike!

post #43 of 313
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Originally Posted by Brambleberry View Post

reclining with my weight on my tailbone absolutely kills me now.  According to my chiropractor it's bad for anybody, but with loose pregnancy joints it's worse.  I seriously can hardly walk for about 10 minutes after I get up out of my recliner.  And it's bad for baby positioning too.  sitting leaning forward with your legs apart is what the spinning babies website recommends for optimal baby positioning, so go ahead and be unladylike!

i ALWAYS sit with my legs wide open now, it's the only way i'm comfortable. the baby does not like the crease of my jeans and punches at it, so taking that pressure off her helps a little.

post #44 of 313
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Originally Posted by Jenny01 View Post


Ditto - belly button is flat with the top rim poking out sometimes.  So weird looking! 


My tailbone and pubic bone like to alternate hurting.  So, yes I had a sore tailbone for the past few weeks but now it's switched again.  Not sure which is worse lol!  I brought a stability ball in to my office to sit on, and that helps a bit.

Pubic bone pain, yeah, not looking forward to that showing up at all!

@Brambleberry - Hmm, interesting, I'll have to take a look at the website. I try to sit forward most of the time now, ladylike or not, lol.

I've had alot of BH today, and I am WORN OUT! Getting tired of saying I'm tired...
post #45 of 313

Leg cramps!

 

I woke up yesterday morning screaming with the most unbelievable cramp in my calf that I could no longer move at all. DH had to basically hit the muscle over and over again and use all his force to bend my foot the opposite way. My muscle is still sore from it a full 24 hours later to a point where I'm having a hard time walking without a limp.

 

Also, I have been leaking like mad lately. I was managing it a bit before by expressing a little so it wouldn't leak all over the place while I was sleeping, but the other day I actually shot colostrum across the room so I think there's too much for that to be effective anymore.

post #46 of 313
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Originally Posted by Teles View Post

Leg cramps!

 

I woke up yesterday morning screaming with the most unbelievable cramp in my calf that I could no longer move at all. DH had to basically hit the muscle over and over again and use all his force to bend my foot the opposite way. My muscle is still sore from it a full 24 hours later to a point where I'm having a hard time walking without a limp.

 

Also, I have been leaking like mad lately. I was managing it a bit before by expressing a little so it wouldn't leak all over the place while I was sleeping, but the other day I actually shot colostrum across the room so I think there's too much for that to be effective anymore.

boo, cramps! 

 

but i cannot wait for my milk to come in. my nipples get so dry, so i've been lubing them up with this organic diaper rash cream and it works beautifully. if i can say that about diaper rash cream on my nipples. are you excited? i'd be so excited!

post #47 of 313
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Originally Posted by Teles View Post

Leg cramps!

 

I woke up yesterday morning screaming with the most unbelievable cramp in my calf that I could no longer move at all. DH had to basically hit the muscle over and over again and use all his force to bend my foot the opposite way. My muscle is still sore from it a full 24 hours later to a point where I'm having a hard time walking without a limp.

 

Also, I have been leaking like mad lately. I was managing it a bit before by expressing a little so it wouldn't leak all over the place while I was sleeping, but the other day I actually shot colostrum across the room so I think there's too much for that to be effective anymore.

i had leg cramps trying to start last night, and no man in sight for support.  but someone did join me in bed to kick my head and try suckling at 5am!  thankfully, she then stayed asleep til 8:30 as did the other midnight wanderer, and the other two let me sleep as well.  ANGELS!!!  they were rewarded w/ french toast w/ maple syrup and the promise of a disney movie tonight.

 

i did this w/ the colostrum w/ my first pregnancy.  i would get really hot, then go to the bathroom to rinse my face w/ cold water, and i would have damp dribbles through my bra, undershirt, and sweater.  my winter sweaters were so thick and it was so visible too!!!  i didn't leak a lot while nursing and each subsequent pregnancy didn't leak much during pregnancy, but that first one was phenomenal!  i shot it in the shower and it would go 7 feet easy.  and my milk did too.  good news- you're probably going to rock the milk production!!!

post #48 of 313
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So now that I've figured out what BH feel like, I realize I'm having them all the time. Not more than 1-2 per hour, but at really predictable times...when I get up out of my chair, when I get up to go to the bathroom at night, late afternoon/early evening when I am just completely exhausted. They are just annoying! Not painful but geez. My DH was asking what they felt like and I likened it to when you exercise a little too vigorously and your hamstrings will feel tight the next day...only it's the whole torso that feels that way. He thanked me for what I'm going through and gave me a back rub :)

 

But I seriously hate the BH.
 

post #49 of 313

My leg cramps have died way down since I started taking magnesium. I bought this (it has a bunch of other good stuff in it too): http://naturalvitality.com/natural-calm-plus-calcium/

 

And when I get them I rub Tiger Balm on the spot and the sharpness goes away almost instantly. That stuff is pretty magical.

 

My belly has been so uncomfortable this week. Just found out at my MW appt that baby is now transverse whereas he had been head down. So that's probably why I feel so oddly stretched and also my BH have been crazy again.

post #50 of 313

I've been craving apple cider vinegar in my water lately, just really truly craving it not drinking it because it's good for me, and I've not had any leg cramps since I started drinking it about two or three times a day.  I use about 1-2 tbsp. of raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar in 12 oz. of water.  It has potassium in it, which may help with muscle cramps, and it's super good for you in so many ways that it can't hurt.  I can't say that this is definitely what's helping, since I also started a cal/mag/zinc supplement around the same time I started drinking lots of the cider vinegar.  

post #51 of 313
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Originally Posted by Brambleberry View Post

I've been craving apple cider vinegar in my water lately, just really truly craving it not drinking it because it's good for me, and I've not had any leg cramps since I started drinking it about two or three times a day.  I use about 1-2 tbsp. of raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar in 12 oz. of water.  It has potassium in it, which may help with muscle cramps, and it's super good for you in so many ways that it can't hurt.  I can't say that this is definitely what's helping, since I also started a cal/mag/zinc supplement around the same time I started drinking lots of the cider vinegar.  

holy whoa, i have been craving acv for weeks! i slice cucumbers and put a tablespoon of acv in with them and ground white pepper. so good!

my autocorrect keeps making acv abc. haha

post #52 of 313

30 weeks tomorrow - I've been so tired this week and this hip and pelvic pain is really starting to get old.  I know it's not going to go away though, so just gotta hang in there - the countdown is on!

post #53 of 313

Hope everyone is feeling good today! 

 

29+3 here.  Anyone else having minor back pain basically every day and during the night?  I'm fine for most of the day and by the end of it the small of my back is hurting; kind of feels like there's a horizontal crack across it, for lack of a better and less abstract way to describe it.  Weirdly, it basically hurts all night and even into the morning, but when I go back to sleep for a couple hours after my husband leaves in the a.m. (I'm self-employed work-from-home, no previous kids, in case anyone is wondering how I get to be so lazy!  And yes, I am enjoying it while I can. :)) it seems to kind of iron itself out in that time, and I'm back to normal by the time I get up.  I think I sleep almost exclusively on my side through the night, then switch from side to back to side as I'm slowly waking up.  Oddly, in the morning it actually feels good to lie on my back for a little while, whereas at the end of the day it's a special kind of torture.  I guess I'm gaining a new appreciation for sleep and its healing/realigning powers!

 

Also heartburn.  Yay.  I've been chewing on those papaya enzyme tablets (the "after-meal" supplement! tm) as per midwife's recommendation, and I think I'm getting some relief from that.  As a super-short person, apparently I can expect the reflux to continue as baby takes up the little torso space I have.
 

post #54 of 313

31+4 today... I got a belly band (babybellyband.com) and I have to say it has made a HUGE difference! My round ligaments were REALLY bothering me and my belly was feeling so HEAVY by the end of the day, my MW suggested this band and it has helped SO much. I even went to the grocery store (with my 2 and 4 year old) and then for a short walk the other day (both in the same day) without too much pain/discomfort! I am still having to pace myself, but to know that I am able to get out and at least have a short walk makes me feel so much better!

 

I have almost reached the 20 lb gain mark.. I wasn't worried about my weight gain but now I am feeling like the weight is spreading all over. :/ I just keep trying to tell myself to try to stay healthy and as active as possible and that it will be much easier to lose the weight this spring when the weather is nice and I'm not pregnant!  

post #55 of 313

Heartburn has also arrived full-force in my body. I'm pretty used to what it feels like (deal with a severe form of it when I'm not pregnant, too), but it still sucks. Unfortunately natural remedies don't work for me. I've tried them all! I'm on zantac and prilosec and they now aren't cutting it either. Although I realized today that if I was very posture-conscious, the burning was less intense. I have to remember to eat smaller meals because I usually get the worst attacks after a large meal.

post #56 of 313

29+1 weeks today. I still have pretty insane Braxton Hicks still when I stand and walk. They always start high on the belly which to me feels like tight pressure but not pain. I used to get these throughout the day in the 2nd trimester and never more than 2-3 an hour. However, they progress and change now. I get them usually a minute apart when I walk around and usually after 9 or 10 they have moved lower and are causing pain and pressure on my lower uterus and pelvis. The baby is head-down and sitting too low for this point in the pregnancy. My midwife is concerned that the intensity of the contractions and baby's low position will put a lot of pressure on the cervix. I've been told to just stay on bed rest when I can and only walk around when I feel like I have a window of freedom from the contractions. Ligament pain is better because I'm not on my feet. My osteopath is working on releasing seized up ligaments that are the culprits of the pain I had before but he's also seeing a real connection to the contracting of the uterus there too. I'm hopeful that I might get to be a little more mobile but am seeing the reality of why I need to rest.

 

Oddly enough I'm staying fairly positive. I think these hormones (that are giving me insane acne right now) are keeping me just disengaged enough to not worry. Also I just got invited to our shower and feel like our friends are all rallying around to try to make sure we have everything we need in time. I was never big fan of registries and showers but this time I'm really feeling like it's important support and embracing that. 

post #57 of 313
I've had a couple of bad birth/baby dreams lately. Won't share any details and none have been really bad or making me worry or anything, just odd and out of the blue.

We did a trip to Costco today which is a 2 hour drive one-way.
By the time we got done walking thru the store on the cement floors my hips were *so* sore. More painful than they have been so far. I'm kind of dreading sleep tonight (it has been pretty uncomfortable) and wondering what my poor hips will feel like tomorrow.
Fortunately my car is fairly comfortable, so I wasn't in pain unless I was walking around after that.
post #58 of 313

been having some Braxton Hicks today has anyone else experienced these in their 7mo?

post #59 of 313

I've been having BH on and off and I'm 32 wks tomorrow. I think it's normal?

 

I had a weird dream the other night that I gave birth to a corn cob who looked exactly like a childhood friend.

post #60 of 313
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Originally Posted by loveandgarbage View Post

I've been having BH on and off and I'm 32 wks tomorrow. I think it's normal?

 

I had a weird dream the other night that I gave birth to a corn cob who looked exactly like a childhood friend.

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i love pregnancy dreams.  they're so insane.  

 

BH are normal.  i usually get them from 4mo on.  but never worrisome.  and then for the last 2 weeks have a lot of false labor!  just in case anyone needed something to look forward to beyond what we already have covered!!!

 

as for acne- i also have started getting blackheads on my chin again, and some pimples on my forehead.  not full-force like first trimester, but enough to be irritating and make me pick the other day.  blackheads are so hard for me to ignore....

 

And i've had a crazy craving for BEER.  I want bitter, rich, bubbly beer.  usually kombucha can cut it for me, but not this time.  ???

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