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post #141 of 224

Went to the midwife yesterday for another (or possibly the same) vaginal infection. Woke up yesterday with bleeding and cramping. It did go away but midwife wanted to see me anyway. They did a fetal fibronectin test, but i don't know the result as they closed the office after I left due to snow. My midwife was supposed to send in my Rx to the store by my house, but when I went to pick it up she hadn't yet...and since she left the office, I won't be able to get it until today, which means another day of agony from this infection.  Plus, I woke up again with bleeding. My midwife said its from the infection. Oh and midwife says baby is currently breech.  I'm not too worried as I feel baby clipping all the time though.

post #142 of 224
All I want is a freaking nap and cannot get one today. Makes me snap at everyone and be crazy emotional. Crying for no reason. I can't wait til that is over with!
post #143 of 224

 Jessmn -- my 40w EDD is April 1st. But I will start ripping my hair out if I'm still pregnant then. Last week my OB said she would be comfortable with me going into labor at any point from here on out. She also said we could talk induction after 38 weeks. But I read a study showing a connection between surfactant levels in the babies lungs and the spontaneous onset of labor. So I will hold out as long as I can while my girls prep their little lungs. But I am so uncomfortable. Here in Arizona we have an early spring and as I watch everything sprouting I keep thinking about seed pods splitting down the middle cause that's how I feel. 

 

I just saw your post in the pregnant with twins thread. It sounds like you're doing great in the protein department. Personally I think some of the recommendations for twins are a bit excessive. Not saying it isn't important to try and eat as well as possible. I just don't think you should worry if your a bit under 170 grams. When I was into body building a few personal trainers taught me that it is important to consume carbs with your protein during building phases. The sugars impact your insulin levels and help your cells to shuttle in the protein. We may not be prepping to be Ms. Olympia, but I think of pregnancy as body building. It's just my babies that are doing the growing, lol. (Of course metabolic problems including gestational diabetes would call for a more specialized diet)

 

Last night I dreamt that the twins came out fast and easy. But when I went to my post-partum checkup the doc told me I was pregnant again with triplets. I spent the rest of the dream washing cloth diapers. dizzy.gif

post #144 of 224

My stepdaughter is practicing her trumpet 3 feet away from me. And the orthodontist decided to put me in bands today, which form a triangle on each side of my jaw between my upper and bottom teeth. Ow! 

 

The only good news is he said if I like how my teeth look in 4 weeks, he'll take my braces off, which means, most likely, I'll be out of these before bebe comes!

post #145 of 224
Thread Starter 

mommabear: your dream made me laugh. I needed that just now, so thanks!

 

greenlea: I hope you get some relief soon. That sounds awful (and scary... the bleeding part).

 

jenn: I have been near tears a lot lately, and sometimes I don't even know why. I have so much respect for you moms who are working through your pregnancy. I am at home with 3 kids under 6, but I do usually get a nap, and I can sit down and rest when I need to. I can't imagine trying to work while feeling like I do!

 

Mainecoast: Yay for no more braces!!!!

post #146 of 224
Woohoo for getting braces off!!!! I had mine for 5 awful years....and I HATED bands so I know where you are coming from!!!!!
post #147 of 224
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Originally Posted by momma-bear View Post

 Jessmn -- my 40w EDD is April 1st. But I will start ripping my hair out if I'm still pregnant then. Last week my OB said she would be comfortable with me going into labor at any point from here on out. She also said we could talk induction after 38 weeks. But I read a study showing a connection between surfactant levels in the babies lungs and the spontaneous onset of labor. So I will hold out as long as I can while my girls prep their little lungs. But I am so uncomfortable. Here in Arizona we have an early spring and as I watch everything sprouting I keep thinking about seed pods splitting down the middle cause that's how I feel. 

 

I just saw your post in the pregnant with twins thread. It sounds like you're doing great in the protein department. Personally I think some of the recommendations for twins are a bit excessive. Not saying it isn't important to try and eat as well as possible. I just don't think you should worry if your a bit under 170 grams. When I was into body building a few personal trainers taught me that it is important to consume carbs with your protein during building phases. The sugars impact your insulin levels and help your cells to shuttle in the protein. We may not be prepping to be Ms. Olympia, but I think of pregnancy as body building. It's just my babies that are doing the growing, lol. (Of course metabolic problems including gestational diabetes would call for a more specialized diet)

 

Last night I dreamt that the twins came out fast and easy. But when I went to my post-partum checkup the doc told me I was pregnant again with triplets. I spent the rest of the dream washing cloth diapers. dizzy.gif

 

oh jeez 40 weeks with twins, that would be nuts. I haven't asked those questions yet, but it sounds like my OB induces at 38 weeks. That's really interesting - I was going to ask them if everything is still going swimmingly by 38 weeks, if they could just stay in a little longer and see if things happen on their own.

 

I would never have known about that about protein! It would be helpful to help my body figure out how to use it more efficiently. I am just not hungry at all anymore, I have to remind myself to eat.

 

LOL triplets! All of my dreams have one baby (well maybe there are two but they are never together) and it involves me leaving them someplace and suddenly remembering that I have to feed or change them - like when you set down something you normally wear and have a moment of panic about where it went until you remember you purposely set it down. :P

post #148 of 224

I'm in the "must wake up in order to turn over at night" club, and while I'm at it, I have to get up to pee too... So frustrating how little sleep we get in the last month or so of pregnancy. Such a cruel thing to have to deal with. You'd think evolutionarily, it'd be best if mama's got extra good sleep the weeks before baby comes so they'd be well rested. Ah well.

post #149 of 224

Oh, it's the worst firespirit! Sometimes, even just if things get a little uncomfortable, I have to wake up to change position. Do any of you have ear pain if you sleep on one side too long? Makes it hard to use your comfortable side!

 

I'm so wiped out, even though my 2nd graders this year are about as mellow as can be- I am considering a "recoup" or "mental health day" tomorrow to get a few things done and chillax with hubby (also a teacher) before our baby shower here on Saturday. I stink at calling out! I'm already worrying if I do it really last minute my kids will get a sub who won't be good with them.

post #150 of 224

I'm sick. I thought it was just acid, because it felt like acid, so I got some milk, but that just made it worse, not better. So I went to bed. I woke up, and I'm congested, and my throat hurts worse than ever, and I feel like I got hit by a mac truck. And I'm mostly upset because I can't (well, shouldn't. redface.gif I probably still will at least a little, and deal with the stress now/consequences later) rest today, because I have so many things I need to get done.

post #151 of 224

I've hit a new level of misery and I'm just...miserable. I've been able to control the acid reflux but not anymore. I'm puffed up like a marshmallow in the microwave. My belly doesn't get soft/relaxed anymore. It is hard, hard, hard and I'm so uncomfortable. My back aches and I can't find relief. I've been in a fair to bad mood and irritable since Monday. 

 

I'm still mighty happy to be pregnant and I know what I signed up for, and "it'll be over soon" but RIGHT NOW I'm miserable. 

post #152 of 224

I broke down in tears making breakfast this morning--my poor BF doesn't know what to do with me!

 

I've been up since 5:45 (and usually don't have to get up until 8:30) because I had to pee. And then deal with the excessive leukorrhea that has plagued me for the last three months, making me itch like crazy, and the only thing that helps is a warm washcloth wipe and compress. And then when I finally got back into bed, I had to switch my pillows around so I could sleep on my right side, to give my poor aching hip and ear a break.

 

And then my right arm fell asleep--again.

 

After half and hour of tossing and turning, I finally got up and gave up on sleep altogether. And while I'm so, so, so glad to be having a baby, I just don't know how I'm going to get through the next four and half weeks like this!

post #153 of 224

YEP!! I get the ear pain too! I think for me, what happens is that if I adjust my head and my ear folds in, it'll stay that way, which is super uncomfortable when I don't catch it.

 

mayday - I know the feeling! Since dh is a SAHD, and I'm the one who does most of the nighttime parenting, he gets up with the kids to get them to school. The catch is, I'm the one that wakes up with the alarm and then I wake him up and then go back to sleep. Well, this morning I was having an adrenalin inducing dream, then DD3 came to our bed and was really wiggly, then when the alarm went off I accidentally turned it off instead of hitting "snooze" so when dh said he "needed a few more minutes" I got mad at him because I knew if I fell back asleep, ODD would be late for school. Then dh dropped his glasses (he's blind without them) so after all of that, I was wide awake and am now surfing the net instead of sleeping. Going to try to lay back down once the big kids are all at school, hopefully I can get a nap!! It's a long day at the shop today so I need the sleep if I'm going to make it all night! (We close at 9:00 so I'm rarely home before 10:00)

post #154 of 224

feel better everyone!

 

Lately I've been nauseous a lot. I thought it was from all the supplements I'm taking, but now I think not.

 

Sometimes I wonder why women get so much more sympathy after they give birth. I find pregnancy much harder!

post #155 of 224

Fighting with DH over my pregnancy hormones & general bitchiness. Sorry DH - but I'm tired, sore, uncomfortable, 33 weeks pregnant with another vaginal infection, moody, hormonal, and generally irrational sometimes. I don't want to deal with a bitchy husband because YOU don't like MY attitude.  Deal with it, I have to! 

post #156 of 224
Is anyone fighting major fatigue? Like first trimester fatigue? This normally only happens to me at the very last week or two, but lately I could sleep all day and it wouldn't be enough ughhhhhhh!
post #157 of 224
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Originally Posted by alaskanmomma View Post

Is anyone fighting major fatigue? Like first trimester fatigue? This normally only happens to me at the very last week or two, but lately I could sleep all day and it wouldn't be enough ughhhhhhh!


Yeeeeeeeeeeesssssssss. Had my appointment yesterday and learned that it's my iron again. UGH. So tired of fighting anemia!! Kind of wish my midwife would have called me a month ago, back when we did the bloodwork so that I could have been working on it this whole time...siiiiggghhh...

 

So yeah, for anyone to whom I recommended MRH's "Iron Care", it's not working as well as I thought it was, lol. Maybe it will help somebody else, but I'm bummed that I couldn't *just* take it and skip the supplements. For now I'm still taking it in the hopes that it will help me absorb my iron supplements better, and hopefully help with the constipation issues too. I just really want to regain some energy so I can get some shit done without being miserable doing it!!

post #158 of 224
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Originally Posted by alaskanmomma View Post

Is anyone fighting major fatigue? Like first trimester fatigue? This normally only happens to me at the very last week or two, but lately I could sleep all day and it wouldn't be enough ughhhhhhh!

 

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Originally Posted by omphaloskepsis View Post


Yeeeeeeeeeeesssssssss. Had my appointment yesterday and learned that it's my iron again. UGH. So tired of fighting anemia!! Kind of wish my midwife would have called me a month ago, back when we did the bloodwork so that I could have been working on it this whole time...siiiiggghhh...

 

So yeah, for anyone to whom I recommended MRH's "Iron Care", it's not working as well as I thought it was, lol. Maybe it will help somebody else, but I'm bummed that I couldn't *just* take it and skip the supplements. For now I'm still taking it in the hopes that it will help me absorb my iron supplements better, and hopefully help with the constipation issues too. I just really want to regain some energy so I can get some shit done without being miserable doing it!!


 

I definitely was, and it was my iron as well. I've been taking Floradix and it's been great. I take it with a tiny bit of food and orange juice.

post #159 of 224

I was reading this thread on my phone and just had to come up to my computer to post (can't do it well on my phone).

 

I am totally in the miserable camp! I just feel like the worst mom ever after today. I have been getting 5-6 halfway decent hours of sleep a night but it still takes me until probably 5 or 6 at night to even have enough energy to do anything other than lay on the couch and eat. DD has even been giving me looks like, "wow, crabby much mom?!" because I just can't handle any level of 2 year old play noise near me. Poor kid. DH actually had to come home today because I was so exhausted. Tonight all I did was lay around and try to parent and watch over DD, took a nap with DD, eat, and still needed help to go outside and walk through the snow to feed our animals (which takes like 20 minutes), came in and could literally make no more than hot dogs and canned vegetables for supper and now I am considering going to bed at 8:30. The thing is I just finished my bottle of floradix and I feel worse than before I took it. I think I just hit *that* point in my pregnancy. Very strange for me at only, well, somewhere between 32 weeks and 36 weeks depending on what due date I go by or if I go by how I am measuring. DH has to work all day again tomorrow so I think my plan is to turn on DD's cartoons for the majority of the day tomorrow. She has been asking for them all week so I suppose a cartoon marathon is better than putting up with my crabby butt all day. Ugh! Plus, I just remembered it is suppose to rain all day tomorrow....

post #160 of 224
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Originally Posted by Greenlea View Post

Fighting with DH over my pregnancy hormones & general bitchiness. Sorry DH - but I'm tired, sore, uncomfortable, 33 weeks pregnant with another vaginal infection, moody, hormonal, and generally irrational sometimes. I don't want to deal with a bitchy husband because YOU don't like MY attitude.  Deal with it, I have to! 


I was totally prepared for this type of fight with DH today. I spent over an hour trying to get DD to take a nap and I finally texted him that we were having a hell of a day. DD and I both fell asleep before he could call or text back. To my surprise he magically came 5 hours early, did some laundry, picked up some snacks, etc. Usually he just texts back something dumb like, 'What do u want me to do?' and then tells me he will actually be home late that day because of this and that.

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