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post #1001 of 1719
Yes nettlesoup! I have exactly the same pak you are describing.
post #1002 of 1719
Pain*
post #1003 of 1719

nettlesoup, yes, I feel like my ribs are getting in the way. I realized I have a tiny little ribcage and all my organs are sort of trying to bulge out from the sides since my uterus is taking up the front. I have to sit up very straight (good for my posture I suppose) or else my ribs hurt.

post #1004 of 1719

I'm glad I'm not alone! I've found that they hurt no matter how I sit, which makes it even worse.

post #1005 of 1719
I think it must be my organs trying to bulge out. I have a pretty small ribcage but I carry relatively low so I was confused as to why my ribs would hurt when my uterus is still just barely at my belly button. But, what Dakipode said makes perfect sense.
post #1006 of 1719

24.5 - 25 weeks today (depending on whose EDD to use), and it really seems that for the last week or so I've been feeling so much more...uncomfortable.  I just feel so big; it's harder to do normal things like get out of the car or roll over in bed.  When I take walks I feel like I'm waddling.  I just feel big, weak, and clumsy.  Also, the last few days I've noticed my ankles and feet have been swelling a little. greensad.gif  It has been pretty hot and humid though. 

post #1007 of 1719

KaliHekate; I feel exactly the same! I keep wondering how much big I'm going to get since I still have three months to go! For the swelling I fond that exercise and going for walks helps a lot.

post #1008 of 1719
I found the more water I drank on a regular basis, the less swelling I had.

I'm actually feeling pretty well physically, but I'm having a lot of trouble sleeping at night so I'm worn out all day. It's not even that I'm uncomfortable, I just wake up and can't get back to sleep.
post #1009 of 1719

I just weighed myself and weirdly my weight gain has actually slowed since all this began...pregnancy sure is mysterious!

post #1010 of 1719
I feel HUGE too. Have for a few weeks. Chasing after DD today while DH wasn't home was exhausting. I almost secretly wish he'd be able to stay home with me my entire pregnancy. It's come to the point where it's almost not worth it for him to start a job and he's worried that if he does he will feel weird about taking the 6wks off we planned. I keep telling its the LAW that you get to bond with your new baby and they have to comply. But this job market is so competitive, employers probably do a lot of things that aren't legal. I know there was some of that at his job where he was laid off. We are going to speak with the labor board about it for sure.

Ok I'm waaaay off topic. I can't remember which mama on here told me to use coconut oil for my lady parts-- it works! I feel less itchy tonight because of it I'm sure!
post #1011 of 1719

I keep getting asked if I'm sure there's just one in there. Everyone seems pretty surprised when I say I've still got 3 months to go.

post #1012 of 1719
Nettle- I got asked they too, also when I told someone I was 5 and a half months they said "really? I would have thought u was much further along!" Not making me feel happy and glowy, just big and fat😠
post #1013 of 1719

Hehe, I know what you mean. And I'm wondering how much bigger I'm going to get in that time! I'll have to get rolled to hospital at this rate!

post #1014 of 1719

My MIL had that comment, that she didn't expect me to be so big already.   GEeeee, thanks.

post #1015 of 1719
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Originally Posted by tillymonster View Post

I keep telling its the LAW that you get to bond with your new baby and they have to comply.

Actually, there are exemptions to FMLA. If an individual works for an employer for less than a year, or there are under a certain number of employees, an employer isn't required to give you the time off. Of course, that doesn't mean they won't, just that they're not required to.

Unfortunately, I think you will find that most employers are not going to be accommodating to a newer employee taking off 6 weeks of work, except in very special circumstances.
post #1016 of 1719
We were walking out of Costco and a couple ladies at the desk said I looked like I was ready to be done, and when was I due? When I said September, one asked if there was only one. When I said yes, she looked completely flabbergasted. I then said, well, it is my 5th, but she still looked super shocked.

I think the reason people in general are so off when they think moms who are about as far along as we are much further along, is because there aren't a lot of 9-10 monthers walking around (because they're probably trying to avoid being out and about as much as possible) so they don't realize how big bellies can REALLY get. Lol

FWIW, I actually don't even feel like I'm that huge, yet. I think I got big early, but I'm not growing at the same rate for now.
post #1017 of 1719
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Originally Posted by nettlesoup View Post

I keep getting asked if I'm sure there's just one in there. Everyone seems pretty surprised when I say I've still got 3 months to go.

Oh people they think THEY know and THEY should comment on it! This always bothered me with my DD pregnancy. I worked in banking and customers would frequently say "Oh you must be ready to pop!" Nope have  X-months left! They'd be so surprised and one guy felt the need to keep going on about it til I snapped at him that HIS pregnancies were DIFFERENT than mine so HE could stop talking. Yes I was rude but you know when you just reach THAT point when you are sick of it? yeah I reached it and couldn't hold my tongue any longer! 

 

 

For ladies dealing with swelling I really recommend cutting up a lemon or lime and putting a slice in your water! When I was working 10 hours days on my feet ALL day I would drink lemon water all day and I my swelling was not nearly as bad :)

post #1018 of 1719
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Originally Posted by thefreckledmama View Post
I think the reason people in general are so off when they think moms who are about as far along as we are much further along, is because there aren't a lot of 9-10 monthers walking around (because they're probably trying to avoid being out and about as much as possible) so they don't realize how big bellies can REALLY get. Lol

That has to be it.  It's those of us in the second trimester walking around and going about our lives looking HUGE compared to nonpregnant or first trimester pregnant women, whereas at some point in the end of pregnancy, women start outsourcing certain errands and taking it more easy at home and avoiding crowded public places, so the public doesn't see what a woman who actually IS 'about to pop' really does look like!

post #1019 of 1719

I also keep getting comments about how big I am so early on - and it's my first pregnancy.  I myself am kinda shocked by how big I am already, too.  But I think more than the size, it is just the rate at which I am getting bigger.  I could still hide that I was pregnant at 4 months, but now at 5 months that would be impossible.  I don't think I ever expected that the rate of growth would be so fast.  My brother just left after a 2 week visit and was saying he thinks my belly grew just in the time he was here.  I'm like, yep, that's how it works...always growing.  At work where people see me every day, I don't so much get comments about how big I am but about how fast the baby is growing.

post #1020 of 1719

I'm in the same boat as a lot of you, I feel HUGE! Last night before bed, I told DH that I felt like I was going to pop and we joked about how much bigger I'm going to get! Ugh!! I feel enormous and then I look in the mirror and although I'm way bigger than I normally am, I certainly don't look as gigantic as I feel. I really started to pop in the 21-22 week range, didn't show too much before that (nothing more than someone who knew me could possibly say I'd put on a few pounds, but thankfully didn't).

I just hit 23 weeks today and I seem to get bigger every day! Even my comfy pajamas or yoga pants with the elastic waist feel a little tight by the end of the day. Good grief, am I going to have to buy new pajamas and more yoga pants??

Fortunately, I haven't had any strangers say anything disparaging about my pregnancy status, I often wear a light cardigan or little sweater over another shirt which I guess work at disguising my bump. Please don't take that comment the wrong way, I'm not at all trying to hide my bump, it's just the way I've been dressing that's been the most comfortable for me. I usually wear a summery type of shirt or tank and wear something over it that I can take off if I get too warm but it keeps my arms from getting cold if in a/c buildings, etc... 

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