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post #261 of 339

So I've been doing good this whole pg as far as spd goes - no pain.  Then I took a prenatal yoga class last Saturday and whoa.  Too many hip openers or something - and I was CAREFUL!  I barely did anything at all that I don't normally do.  But I've been feeling it all week and just trying to undo the damage by not spreading my knees apart.  It is helping.  I'm going to go back to the class but just not do any hip openers and see if I can get some benefit that way.  :/  I'm so bummed because I  feel like I should have just stuck to walking.  But I miss doing yoga so much and haven't really done a class or had a long practice since I was pg with my daughter.  And aside from the spd pain, I felt awesome after the class.  :/

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So I've been doing good this whole pg as far as spd goes - no pain.  Then I took a prenatal yoga class last Saturday and whoa.  Too many hip openers or something - and I was CAREFUL!  I barely did anything at all that I don't normally do.  But I've been feeling it all week and just trying to undo the damage by not spreading my knees apart.  It is helping.  I'm going to go back to the class but just not do any hip openers and see if I can get some benefit that way.  :/  I'm so bummed because I  feel like I should have just stuck to walking.  But I miss doing yoga so much and haven't really done a class or had a long practice since I was pg with my daughter.  And aside from the spd pain, I felt awesome after the class.  :/

I have read that yoga is a non-no for anybody prone to spd. greensad.gif. Such a bummer you are felin it now! Hopefully it will not last!
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Obviously I lack typing skills on my phone.
post #264 of 339

=( 2nd time this pregnancy that I've been up all night/morning puking and pooping with what I can only assume is another round of the 24 hour flu. This is miserable. Thankfully DH took DD to her well-visit today but I have to cancel on my MIL to help with her yard sale today and tomorrow to help clear out DH's Nonnas house for MY parents to live in temporarily. I've been over there helping as much as possible but I feel guilty I won't be able to help with the actual yard sale now. 

 

I'm really hoping this thing goes away quickly. I hate hate hate being sick like this. Both ends at once is the worst.

post #265 of 339
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Obviously I lack typing skills on my phone.


Haha!  No matter how hard I try, my big fingers are always hitting the wrong keys.  And re: the SPD and yoga, yeah, that's why I stopped doing it in the first place.  I've been doing really mild squatting and a few other very gentle hip openers at home and had no problems.  I guess I just pushed my luck doing the class.  The teacher is familiar with SPD and showed me some modifications to make poses safer for me, but I was halfway through the class before I realized I had a problem and mentioned it to her.  I was in tears the other night because I just remember how awful it was not being able to walk more than a few steps without pain and I don't want to go through that again.  I lost a ton of muscle mass during my pg with DD because of that and even though I got into hiking and rock climbing after DD was born, I feel like I never recovered it.  And recovering from the birth took such a long time because of it.  My inner thigh muscles are not as strong as they should be and that makes it worse.  I can tell because when I move really slowly and mindfully engage the proper muscles, I have no pain.  It's when I forget myself and just try to power through stuff without thinking about using the right parts of my body that I hurt.

 

Ooh, Tiffany, I hope you get better soon!  Stomach bug while prego is so awful!

post #266 of 339
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So, so tired. Went to bed early last night because I had been exhausted all day and then had a horrible night's sleep. So I'm tired again today. Had a nap, but still feeling sleepy. Really hoping the entire third tri won't be this bad because I have LOTS to do before baby arrives.

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I just bumped the birth bead swap thread - are there really only 11 of us that want to participate? Come on mamas! It's almost the end of the month already!!

post #268 of 339
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I just bumped the birth bead swap thread - are there really only 11 of us that want to participate? Come on mamas! It's almost the end of the month already!!

 

Thank you! I was just thinking about bumping it again.

 

Sometimes I worry it's because I started it, and if someone else had started it, more people would sign up...

post #269 of 339

bmcneal, I'm not sure why you think that way! I was initially really interested in doing it because I thought it would be SO fun... We just bought a new car and I'm starting to stress over money! I might hop on over there and sign up anyway. Beads can't be that freakin' expensive. lol! 

I'm just going to take a minute to vent because there's really nowhere else that I can do this. I apologize in advance. 

I live in Southwest Virginia where everyone thinks that things have to be done just like everyone else is doing it. Talking about keeping your son intact rather than circumcising him turns into a huge deal, because everyone is convinced that there are so many "health benefits" to circumcision. If you mention cloth diapering, you better be ready to hear 3,000 reasons on why it is "nasty" or "not convenient enough." Small minded people. 

 

Anyway, I'm sick of hearing the same things every time I tell someone that I will be cloth diapering my son. People clearly think that they know everything and that they will always be right and I will always be wrong. I'm SO sick of hearing people say "That won't last! You'll be buying Pamper's in two weeks!" or "That's nasty! You're going to wash poopy diapers in the same washing machine as your clothes?!" and even the occasional "You're going to seriously ring out a wet diaper with your HANDS?!" I'm doing my bank account and the earth a huge favor, so please take your negativity elsewhere. 

 

Maybe I'm just REALLY crabby because I can't sleep at all... sleep at 27 weeks is a fairy tale. I can never be comfortable and this baby does NOT appreciate me laying on either side. He kicks SO hard and it's really becoming an uncomfortable sensation. 

I had to go to the doctor yesterday to have a urine sample taken. I have been having a little bit of dull pain in my left kidney the last few days and was worried that I may have an infection, even though I didn't notice any other symptoms. Luckily, my doctor assured me that my urine was clear BUT the kidney pain was most likely caused by positioning of baby. He likely "has a knee jabbed into that area and it will only get worse." Great. 

I'm going to apologize again because I really sound like a big fat whiny baby and I'm a little bit ashamed of myself for being this way. I'm surprised I'm even posting it! lol

post #270 of 339
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bmcneal, I'm not sure why you think that way! I was initially really interested in doing it because I thought it would be SO fun... We just bought a new car and I'm starting to stress over money! I might hop on over there and sign up anyway. Beads can't be that freakin' expensive. lol! 

I'm just going to take a minute to vent because there's really nowhere else that I can do this. I apologize in advance. 

I live in Southwest Virginia where everyone thinks that things have to be done just like everyone else is doing it. Talking about keeping your son intact rather than circumcising him turns into a huge deal, because everyone is convinced that there are so many "health benefits" to circumcision. If you mention cloth diapering, you better be ready to hear 3,000 reasons on why it is "nasty" or "not convenient enough." Small minded people. 

 

Anyway, I'm sick of hearing the same things every time I tell someone that I will be cloth diapering my son. People clearly think that they know everything and that they will always be right and I will always be wrong. I'm SO sick of hearing people say "That won't last! You'll be buying Pamper's in two weeks!" or "That's nasty! You're going to wash poopy diapers in the same washing machine as your clothes?!" and even the occasional "You're going to seriously ring out a wet diaper with your HANDS?!" I'm doing my bank account and the earth a huge favor, so please take your negativity elsewhere. 

 

Maybe I'm just REALLY crabby because I can't sleep at all... sleep at 27 weeks is a fairy tale. I can never be comfortable and this baby does NOT appreciate me laying on either side. He kicks SO hard and it's really becoming an uncomfortable sensation. 

I had to go to the doctor yesterday to have a urine sample taken. I have been having a little bit of dull pain in my left kidney the last few days and was worried that I may have an infection, even though I didn't notice any other symptoms. Luckily, my doctor assured me that my urine was clear BUT the kidney pain was most likely caused by positioning of baby. He likely "has a knee jabbed into that area and it will only get worse." Great. 

I'm going to apologize again because I really sound like a big fat whiny baby and I'm a little bit ashamed of myself for being this way. I'm surprised I'm even posting it! lol

 

I just have bad experience IRL with stuff like planning things, all my friends saying, "Oh, doing "xyz" would be *so* fun! I would *love* to do that! So then I try and plan for us to *actually* do it, and all those same people suddenly, "Oh, I can't, I've got this to do" type of thing. It's my own issues, just... I dunno. Sometimes because I'm not popular or something, I think that, too. Don't feel like you have to sign up, just because I said that. I didn't mean it like that. smile.gif I think mostly I'm just feeling down a lot lately, with not feeling well, and the side effects of that (like house none to clean, and not being able to put as much energy and effort into dinner and stuff).

 

I hear you on the other stuff, too. I don't think you're whining, either. People are so judgmental sometimes, just because you do something that's different than the "norm". I was really worried about that when we had DS, we decided not to circumcise, and so we were really worried that they would make a big fit about it at the hospital, but it was actually really cool. I guess it was the on-call pediatrician (We had to go an hour away to hospital so I could have VBAC, so our ped couldn't come to hospital), came in after he was born, and said, "I noticed you didn't sign consent form for circumcision?" real casual like. I was like, "Yeah, we didn't really feel it was necessary." and she was like, "Okay, I just had to check." (She was *very* heavily accented, so I was thinking maybe not from the area we were in, and maybe that had something to do with it? Either way, very pleasant exchange, especially for the area we were living in.) So maybe you will at least have similar experience in the hospital (if you are going to hospital).

 

I had just gone over to my mom's house to pick DS up once before he was completely potty-trained, and she was rinsing out some of his underwear in the toilet before she put them in washer. She called to me when I got there, and she said, "This is what you'll have to do if you choose to use cloth diapers." like it was some sort of shock or something to me. No, I'm not *thrilled* with the idea, but to save so much money, and to have less of an impact on the environment, I will. I just might use gloves sometimes. redface.gif

 

I'm not quite 27 weeks yet, but I've been having trouble sleeping, too. It's not for me so much TBFKA disliking one side or the other, but my hips start to hurt *so* quickly if I lay on one side, and so having to switch every couple of hours, because I get *so* many "disciplinary" kicks/punches/movements when I try lying on my stomach, and I can't sleep on my back.

 

You shouldn't feel like a whiny baby. The last part of pregnancy can be some of the most uncomfortable parts. You'll find no judgment here, just some occasional commiseration. orngtongue.gif

post #271 of 339

GO SIGN UP BAMBI!! I promise it doesn't have to be expensive! You honestly can spend as little as $10 and still have nice beads and enough to cover shipping. Sure, you CAN spend a lot more then that, but you DON'T have to!! You wont regret doing it, but you WILL regret it if you don't when you see the jewelry we come up with orngbiggrin.gif

 

I'm not sleeping well these days either.Having a hard time breathing at night, among lots of other things. Feeling really congested (have had sinus issues this whole pregnancy) and it wakes me up - in addition to the up every hour to pee and up in between inorder to reposition... You're not alone ladies!

 

We're in the middle of relocating our business (retail) and had already give a move out date to our current/previous property mgmt because we had to, and then found out the new spot we'd been negotiating with had backed out (he wanted us to pay for upgrading the electrical pannels to get them up to code and we said no, he needed to do that...guess he decided he'd find some sucker that would do it.) So, we found a different spot, not ideal location, but it would have worked only to find out that the city doesn't allow the sale/adoption or reptiles (which is a big part of our business) Ug. so, we had to move all of our stuff into storage (and take all the critters home) and now we have no store-front, which means no income coming in and a staff of 10 that we need to get back to work ASAP. It's been stressful, to say the least. Spent the day looking at properties again today so hopefully we can get something figured out by Monday. Ug.

post #272 of 339
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Originally Posted by firespiritmelody View Post

GO SIGN UP BAMBI!! I promise it doesn't have to be expensive! You honestly can spend as little as $10 and still have nice beads and enough to cover shipping. Sure, you CAN spend a lot more then that, but you DON'T have to!! You wont regret doing it, but you WILL regret it if you don't when you see the jewelry we come up with orngbiggrin.gif

 

I'm not sleeping well these days either.Having a hard time breathing at night, among lots of other things. Feeling really congested (have had sinus issues this whole pregnancy) and it wakes me up - in addition to the up every hour to pee and up in between inorder to reposition... You're not alone ladies!

 

We're in the middle of relocating our business (retail) and had already give a move out date to our current/previous property mgmt because we had to, and then found out the new spot we'd been negotiating with had backed out (he wanted us to pay for upgrading the electrical pannels to get them up to code and we said no, he needed to do that...guess he decided he'd find some sucker that would do it.) So, we found a different spot, not ideal location, but it would have worked only to find out that the city doesn't allow the sale/adoption or reptiles (which is a big part of our business) Ug. so, we had to move all of our stuff into storage (and take all the critters home) and now we have no store-front, which means no income coming in and a staff of 10 that we need to get back to work ASAP. It's been stressful, to say the least. Spent the day looking at properties again today so hopefully we can get something figured out by Monday. Ug.

 

I agree that you should sign up, Bambi, because it will be awesome, and don't feel bad because/if you can't spend a ton of money on the beads, I'm not going to be able to, either. smile.gif I just didn't want you to feel like you *had* to, because I was feeling sad. (Because if you want me to do something, that's the perfect way to get me to... *sigh*)

 

Oh, man, the congestion! I have a problem when I'm not pregnant with congestion (I think I developed some problems from the fiber when I was working in a pillow factory last year), and pregnancy makes it that much worse. I forgot about that before I got pregnant. redface.gif (Not that I could/would have changed it had I remembered, or had this pregnancy been planned...)

 

I'm so sorry to hear of your difficulty with your business. I hope things come together for you!

post #273 of 339
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Originally Posted by bambihelton View Post

bmcneal, I'm not sure why you think that way! I was initially really interested in doing it because I thought it would be SO fun... We just bought a new car and I'm starting to stress over money! I might hop on over there and sign up anyway. Beads can't be that freakin' expensive. lol! 

I'm just going to take a minute to vent because there's really nowhere else that I can do this. I apologize in advance. 

I live in Southwest Virginia where everyone thinks that things have to be done just like everyone else is doing it. Talking about keeping your son intact rather than circumcising him turns into a huge deal, because everyone is convinced that there are so many "health benefits" to circumcision. If you mention cloth diapering, you better be ready to hear 3,000 reasons on why it is "nasty" or "not convenient enough." Small minded people. 

 

Anyway, I'm sick of hearing the same things every time I tell someone that I will be cloth diapering my son. People clearly think that they know everything and that they will always be right and I will always be wrong. I'm SO sick of hearing people say "That won't last! You'll be buying Pamper's in two weeks!" or "That's nasty! You're going to wash poopy diapers in the same washing machine as your clothes?!" and even the occasional "You're going to seriously ring out a wet diaper with your HANDS?!" I'm doing my bank account and the earth a huge favor, so please take your negativity elsewhere. 

 

Maybe I'm just REALLY crabby because I can't sleep at all... sleep at 27 weeks is a fairy tale. I can never be comfortable and this baby does NOT appreciate me laying on either side. He kicks SO hard and it's really becoming an uncomfortable sensation. 

I had to go to the doctor yesterday to have a urine sample taken. I have been having a little bit of dull pain in my left kidney the last few days and was worried that I may have an infection, even though I didn't notice any other symptoms. Luckily, my doctor assured me that my urine was clear BUT the kidney pain was most likely caused by positioning of baby. He likely "has a knee jabbed into that area and it will only get worse." Great. 

I'm going to apologize again because I really sound like a big fat whiny baby and I'm a little bit ashamed of myself for being this way. I'm surprised I'm even posting it! lol

Oh sweetie, I can understand where you are coming from. Hell, I'm on baby #3 and people STILL make comments about me cloth diapering(or anything really "out there"), apparently I've stuck with it for 4 years, why on Earth would I get frustrated and give up now? And I'm sorry, but even with a toddler, I do nothing but shake the solids in the toilet, whatever doesn't come off or if it's not  solid.. I throw in the pail.. that goes in my washer.. which washes my other clothes :-o lol

 

My only advice is to not follow anyone's advice :) And so sorry your pregnancy is getting uncomfortable! If it gives you any comfort...only 10 more weeks until he can safely be here :D?

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Today I'm 12 weeks away from my EDD, and 9 weeks away from when she can safely come! It's crazy to think we're in single digit weeks until she's FT and can be born(well of course she could always come earlier than that, but well, lets hope she stays in until 37 weeks at least).

post #275 of 339
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Oh sweetie, I can understand where you are coming from. Hell, I'm on baby #3 and people STILL make comments about me cloth diapering(or anything really "out there"), apparently I've stuck with it for 4 years, why on Earth would I get frustrated and give up now? And I'm sorry, but even with a toddler, I do nothing but shake the solids in the toilet, whatever doesn't come off or if it's not  solid.. I throw in the pail.. that goes in my washer.. which washes my other clothes :-o lol

Ditto this....we've been cloth diapering for almost 7 years and it's funny how people still think they can "get to me" with their "qualified" (NOT!) opinions!  I just don't think it ever stops.  I do love using sposies sometimes...like right now with DS being in diapers only at night- he's my latest nighttime trainer at almost 3 years- it's hard to have to wash only 2-3 diapers at a time, so we have sposies on hand.  Or in the early weeks I have no shame in admitting we have half sposies, half cloth, but usually because I'm spending that time trying to figure which of my styles of dipes fit baby best and whatnot, plus I think tiny sposies are cute too. :)  Seriously though, as far as what's in the washer, on a farm, and with a medic hubby, I wash a lot nastier things than diapers!!! LOL

post #276 of 339
Any remedies for the tingling in my hands (esp. at night)?
post #277 of 339

Bambi: Ready for more advice? Haha! My advice is to get used to people giving unwanted and unasked (is that a word?) for advice- and yes, some will be very nasty about it. Just smile and nod and try to let it go. It's gets easier as time goes on. My DH is circ'd, but he was okay with us not circ'ing our son. My mother, on the other hand, was horrified. She is also very unsupportive of natural birth. She is very pro-epidural, pro-induction (because you know you don't want that baby to get too big). She has been a source of major stress for me with the last two pregnancies, and I know it's coming this time again... just don't know when. I've learned to let it go. No use in arguing. It's harder for DH to let go though... I had to beg him last time to refrain from telling her off :(

 

Tiffany: I hope you feel better soon! That really sucks. Maybe you will have muscles of steel from all the puking and it will help with the birth? (That's my feeble attempt to find a silver lining in a crappy situation... pun intended... haha... better shut up now...)

 

firespirit: I've moved a lot throughout my whole life, and moving is always stressful. I can't imagine moving a whole business! I imagine that might be as hard- if not harder than- a house. I hope you find something that works well for the business!

 

ironmams: I'm exhausted too. Yesterday I could hardly function and it turned out I was getting sick (yay!). I'm hoping the fatigue is just a result of fighting off this flu/cold, and that it isn't going to stick around for the next three months!

 

Add me to the list of those dreaming of sleep. For all the same reasons as everyone else. Blah. Now I am sick and I want to lay in bed and rest, but I get too sore laying there. Of course, if I am not in bed I have to be "mom" and I don't know what's harder to deal with right now... soreness from the bed, or being mom....

 

On a happier note, the next few days are supposed to be beautiful.  I'm looking forward to opening the windows and airing out the house. Maybe all this sickness will go out the window and stay away!

post #278 of 339

Munchkin08 -  My hands were tingling something fierce at night until I upped my magnesium intake. (FTR,  I take magnesium citrate AND I use magnesium oil daily after my shower.)

post #279 of 339
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Oh sweetie, I can understand where you are coming from. Hell, I'm on baby #3 and people STILL make comments about me cloth diapering(or anything really "out there"), apparently I've stuck with it for 4 years, why on Earth would I get frustrated and give up now? And I'm sorry, but even with a toddler, I do nothing but shake the solids in the toilet, whatever doesn't come off or if it's not  solid.. I throw in the pail.. that goes in my washer.. which washes my other clothes :-o lol

 

 

You can do that??? It was never a concern (for me) about "it's going in the washer-- where all my other clothes go, too!" as much as I thought it might clog something? If not, that's even better! (Although, my washer is *old*, so maybe I ought to "swish" anyway?)

 

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On a happier note, the next few days are supposed to be beautiful.  I'm looking forward to opening the windows and airing out the house. Maybe all this sickness will go out the window and stay away!

 

I see your in AL, so your definition of beautiful is probably more beautiful than mine (temperature-wise, anyway), but it's supposed to get to, like, 40 in a couple of days, and I can't *wait*! orngtongue.gif

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I have never had issues in my washer either!

I have heard it is going to start warming up here and I hope so!!! Granted, it is only supposed to get up to like 20*, but I will take it. It's amazig how warm that feels after weeks of sub-zero temps.
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