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post #121 of 224
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Oliversmama: hug2.gif That really stinks. I hope it clears up fast and FOR GOOD. 

 

So much sickness of all sort this year! Everyone I know has been having to battle one illness or another, and that includes people who hardly ever get sick! We went shopping on Friday and Saturday and I am paranoid that the kids (or me or DH) are going to get sick just from having been out. So far, so good... but I'm still expecting to see a runny nose or hear someone puking any minute! 

post #122 of 224

thanks.

I know, I feel so bad I haven't taken my kids out places like to a museum, playground, or even the library for months.  there are just too many people out there who have thrown their hands up in the air and take their sick kids out anyways.  I keep thinking it's march, spring's about here, and it'll all clear up.  But no... ten more inches of snow on the way.  total cabin fever!  it's sad when going to the doctor and walgreens is a fun outing!!

post #123 of 224
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Oh I need to whine.

Last week ds1 got pink eye. It cleared up quick with the eye drops, but I was so insanely paranoid and freaking out all week with lysol can in hand, and was so so hard on my kids because I can't stand how they wipe their noses and eyes on EVERY SINGLE SURFACE in the house.  So today was marked on my calendar as the day we're officially in the clear as any residual germs would have died off. And yep..... the pink eye's back today. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.  I'm just so grossed out by it, and so paranoid that it's just going to be this vicious cycle that'll never stop, and in a few weeks I'll have a newborn and will probably have to quarantine her in my room and not let the boys near her. Luckily my almost-3 year old hasn't gotten it. He has better hygiene than the 5 year old though and understands not to poke his finger in his eye and then try to shove it in my mouth or something.

The real bad part is, when I get super stressed about it, it makes me have contractions. so I'm trying this time around to stay calm as possible.  Baby needs to stay inside where it's safe!

 

The few times my DS has had pink eye or an eye infection we just use a warm compress with lavender oil and it clears up in 24 hrs. 

post #124 of 224
Pink eye is all over around here, too! Thankfully we haven't had it but FIL brought us some erythromycin just in case (DS gets styes really easily so we have to be careful with his eyes).
post #125 of 224
Oh my gosh, I have NEVER had RL pain as bad as I have this time. I have had it so much more frequently than other times, and I get it even without moving. Like all of a sudden I will wake up in the night in the same position I started in (so moving didnt trigger it) and it just keeps shooting that awful pain and I can't figure out what position to move to or what point to put pressure on to relieve it...the other night it was so bad I thought my muscles right around the ligament were going to go up in flames!!! My chiro (who does Webster so releases RL's a lot) showed me where to push to release it but apparetly I am a dunce because it rarely helps!!!
post #126 of 224
My legs hurts so bad! WAAAAAAAAAA! It's like overnight they just started aching... OMG! My feet, calves and thighs just feel like they are going to break... Nothing seems to help... What gives? Just normal pregnancy stuff in the 9th month? Or could it be fluid? Whatever it is... Bring on the baby cuz this SUCKS!
post #127 of 224

Anyone else getting stiff ALL OVER? This doesn't happen all the time but some days (like today) I just seem to stiffen up no matter what. Toes, feet, hands, fingers, legs, EYELIDS!... The list goes on. A bit ago I was getting up off the couch to go shower and my legs locked up completely. I had to just stand there and hold myself from falling over until they started to relax. Then in the shower my feet and upper arms were doing it. Ugh... No fun. Even just sitting here my toes and my pinky are stiff. 

post #128 of 224
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I have a theory that pregnancy was created to be increasingly more miserable as you get closer to the big day so that you won't care anymore about what labor pain feels like- you are willing to go through ANYTHING to just have the baby out! That's how it works for me anyway....

post #129 of 224
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I have a theory that pregnancy was created to be increasingly more miserable as you get closer to the big day so that you won't care anymore about what labor pain feels like- you are willing to go through ANYTHING to just have the baby out! That's how it works for me anyway....


HAHA! I love that!

 

 

Anyone having charlie horses? I had one in my right leg one morning as I woke up but luckily I acted quickly and flexed my leg to thwart it :) But then my whole leg was really tight for a while.

 

I am having episodes in the middle of the night of low blood pressure and the resulting sickness - near passing out, sweating, feeling sick to my stomach, etc. It happened this morning and finally was enough to bother me to go to triage early this morning. Nothing is wrong with me but it happened twice while there and they could only conclude that I need to increase my protein before bed, continue taking iron (I just started), and drink lots of water.

 

In GOOD news, they did a fetal fibronectin test and it came back negative, meaning that I am 99.2% likely NOT to give birth in the next two weeks! woohoo! (I have been very worried about preterm labor).

post #130 of 224

I think I posted about this in the chat thread, but it's been bothering me all day. I can't stop worrying about this whole blood thing, with the low platelets/low iron. My OB said I need to keep eating high protein/low carb diet (I've been doing mostly that) and more green/red vegetables, esp. tomato sauce as I can handle it (which tomato sauce, I can't handle well at all). I've never really had much issues during pregnancy, so maybe that's why I'm so concerned, but... it's bothering me, pretty a lot.

 

Also, while he was checking baby's heart rate, he was "playing" with the baby, and the baby was squirming and moving around a lot in response to his playing. It was neat to see/feel, but... I'm a little jealous, because baby doesn't play with me. greensad.gif I keep telling myself it's because he's had 30-some odd years of experience with it, and that's why baby responded to him and not me, but... I'm still sad.

post #131 of 224
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I have a theory that pregnancy was created to be increasingly more miserable as you get closer to the big day so that you won't care anymore about what labor pain feels like- you are willing to go through ANYTHING to just have the baby out! That's how it works for me anyway....

FOR REAL! I'm Ike come on baby... I'm SOOOO ready for labor!

@jessmn - the Charlie horses are SOOOO bad! My DH routinely dives to the end of the bed to massage them out when I start yelling in the middle if the night! Ugh. It's awful! I've upped my potassium intake but it doesn't help...

I'm to the point that the only thing that'll make me feel better is the baby being born... I sure hope it's NOT another few weeks... I might die.
post #132 of 224

Tiffany, I think that's a blood volume thing.  I definitely have my arms and legs fall asleep pretty regularly if I don't get up and move constantly.
 

post #133 of 224

A lot of the stiffness does hurt like charliehorses do. I had quite a few last night in bed too. So far this morning I'm doing better but we'll see. Yesterday was just so ridiculous. I mean, my toe hurt like a charliehorse, lol. I really hope this doesn't continue through the end. 

post #134 of 224
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BeanBean: Just a warning... with my first baby I had pre-term labor, which they stopped. I had constant STRONG BH contractions and was dilated to a good 3 cm by 35 weeks. I thought for sure I was going to go into labor well before my due date. I was miserable (it had been a painful pregnancy) and every day kept thinking "Maybe today!" My OB thought for sure I was going to have the baby by 37 weeks.

 

Long story short, it was a VERY long 4 weeks of waiting. I finally got sick of it and induced at 39 weeks greensad.gif Waiting like that and thinking it's going to happen earlier rather than later is a killer. 

 

Now I just count on going 41 weeks. I don't even give 40 weeks a thought. In fact, I've even thought of scheduling something- a massage or pedicure or something- at 40 weeks just to give me something to look forward to.

 

That being said, I do hope you go into labor earlier :) I would love to go into labor by surprise at like 39 weeks!!!! 

post #135 of 224
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Now I just count on going 41 weeks. I don't even give 40 weeks a thought. In fact, I've even thought of scheduling something- a massage or pedicure or something- at 40 weeks just to give me something to look forward to.

 

 

I wish I felt comfortable doing that. But DD was 10 days early, even though she was my first. :/     I'm actually hoping this LO stays in at least until his due date. Though, as me again how I feel about that mid April. ;P

 

It'll be interesting to see what he does though...since he'd only have to be a few days past the EDD to end up with an entirely different birthstone. lol     I love emerald, so a May baby would be cool...but then again, diamond would look a lot nicer next to my own (and DD's birthstone).   Isn't it weird the strange things we can sometimes get hung up on? I think it might be my brain's way of distracting me from larger concerns.

post #136 of 224
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Originally Posted by cagnew View Post

BeanBean: Just a warning... with my first baby I had pre-term labor, which they stopped. I had constant STRONG BH contractions and was dilated to a good 3 cm by 35 weeks. I thought for sure I was going to go into labor well before my due date. I was miserable (it had been a painful pregnancy) and every day kept thinking "Maybe today!" My OB thought for sure I was going to have the baby by 37 weeks.

Long story short, it was a VERY long 4 weeks of waiting. I finally got sick of it and induced at 39 weeks greensad.gif
 Waiting like that and thinking it's going to happen earlier rather than later is a killer. 


Now I just count on going 41 weeks. I don't even give 40 weeks a thought. In fact, I've even thought of scheduling something- a massage or pedicure or something- at 40 weeks just to give me something to look forward to.

That being said, I do hope you go into labor earlier smile.gif I would love to go into labor by surprise at like 39 weeks!!!! 

Ugh. I have heard this from many women... I actually have a good friend that walked around at 5cm and 70% for 5 WEEKS!!!! Before needing induced lol

I sure hope that isn't me tho lol I know I have no control over it... But I can hope! LOL
post #137 of 224
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HAHA! I love that!

 

 

Anyone having charlie horses? I had one in my right leg one morning as I woke up but luckily I acted quickly and flexed my leg to thwart it :) But then my whole leg was really tight for a while.

 

I am having episodes in the middle of the night of low blood pressure and the resulting sickness - near passing out, sweating, feeling sick to my stomach, etc. It happened this morning and finally was enough to bother me to go to triage early this morning. Nothing is wrong with me but it happened twice while there and they could only conclude that I need to increase my protein before bed, continue taking iron (I just started), and drink lots of water.

 

In GOOD news, they did a fetal fibronectin test and it came back negative, meaning that I am 99.2% likely NOT to give birth in the next two weeks! woohoo! (I have been very worried about preterm labor).

I'm not alone! I know what you mean about the low blood pressure feeling and all. I actually DID pass out last week (totally different story and for reasons unrelated to the pregnancy) so I can tell the difference between my now regular wooziness and an actual oncoming episode of unconscious. But the sensation is so disconcerting it makes me want to panic every time.  When we watch TV in the evenings I go on all fours on the couch with a pillow in my DF's lap for my head and my bum up in the air. It's a modified version of child's pose and it helps me breath deeper and get some blood flow to my brain. Also, I keep an emergency protein shake by the bed for those fun nights when I wake up feeling clammy and sick. Plus, I eat a banana before I even get out of bed in the morning so I have 15 min of energy to make a real breakfast. Isn't carrying twins so much fun! I'm a month ahead of you and wish you all the best. Staying super hydrated really has made a difference with the contractions. But now I'm wishing labor would start every day, lol. 

 

BeanBean06 -- Wow, great job making it this far. I hope your little is ready soon and let's you know it. Your so close. Hold on. 

post #138 of 224
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I'm not alone! I know what you mean about the low blood pressure feeling and all. I actually DID pass out last week (totally different story and for reasons unrelated to the pregnancy) so I can tell the difference between my now regular wooziness and an actual oncoming episode of unconscious. But the sensation is so disconcerting it makes me want to panic every time.  When we watch TV in the evenings I go on all fours on the couch with a pillow in my DF's lap for my head and my bum up in the air. It's a modified version of child's pose and it helps me breath deeper and get some blood flow to my brain. Also, I keep an emergency protein shake by the bed for those fun nights when I wake up feeling clammy and sick. Plus, I eat a banana before I even get out of bed in the morning so I have 15 min of energy to make a real breakfast. Isn't carrying twins so much fun! I'm a month ahead of you and wish you all the best. Staying super hydrated really has made a difference with the contractions. But now I'm wishing labor would start every day, lol. 

 

BeanBean06 -- Wow, great job making it this far. I hope your little is ready soon and let's you know it. Your so close. Hold on. 


ugh, I'm glad someone can share my pain, I guess! It's just reassuring :) I have had it happen a few times in other situations so I know what you mean about being able to tell the difference. This is great advice - I was going to start keeping a protein bar on my nightstand, and the doc recommended eating something whenever I get up to pee. It's so hard because I'm usually so tired I fall right back to sleep, but I bet you if I eat that'll be just enough activity to keep me awake :)

 

When do you expect your little ones to come? You must be getting really antsy! My OB predicts ours will come around 36/37 weeks because they are measuring ahead quite a bit.

post #139 of 224
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BeanBean: My last post has been bothering me all night long. I hope I didn't come across as obnoxious. I probably shouldn't have said any of that because I don't want to be discouraging. Every woman is different! As far as I know you have as much change of going into labor early as you do of going late. Either way, that beautiful baby is going to come out and all the pain and struggles of this pregnancy will disappear :) 

 

I CANNOT wait for my night time sciatica (or whatever the heck it is) to be gone. I can't wait until I can roll over without having to think through every single movement and live in fear of triggering the pain. I can't wait until I don't have to back out of bed and slowly limp to the bathroom and pee in a cup standing up  (because sitting on the toilet triggers the sciatica). And then I can't wait until I can get out of bed in the morning and NOT have to hobble limp and hobble for 15 minutes to gain full use of my left leg.

post #140 of 224
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BeanBean: My last post has been bothering me all night long. I hope I didn't come across as obnoxious. I probably shouldn't have said any of that because I don't want to be discouraging. Every woman is different! As far as I know you have as much change of going into labor early as you do of going late. Either way, that beautiful baby is going to come out and all the pain and struggles of this pregnancy will disappear smile.gif 

I CANNOT wait for my night time sciatica (or whatever the heck it is) to be gone. I can't wait until I can roll over without having to think through every single movement and live in fear of triggering the pain. I can't wait until I don't have to back out of bed and slowly limp to the bathroom and pee in a cup standing up  (because sitting on the toilet triggers the sciatica). And then I can't wait until I can get out of bed in the morning and NOT have to hobble limp and hobble for 15 minutes to gain full use of my left leg.

Awe I'm sorry it was bothering you! Not obnoxious at all! As uncomfortable as I am I def don't want her to come til she is ready! Yes even if that is 40 weeks or a bit more ugh lol my anxiousness now is just getting this darn stitch out! After that I can resume normal activity and not be afraid of labor beginning smile.gif if shed like to wait a while after that, it's ok... I'd love to go to the mall again and have a date with my hubby smile.gif oh and clean my house and cook a meal, maybe take my dogs for a walk lol

I'm so sorry abt your siatica! That sounds awful greensad.gif
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