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post #1041 of 1719

22 weeks 4 days and things are going pretty great! I've hit RAVENOUS though and feel like I want to eat everything in sight. So long as it's mostly healthy I am indulging since I am making a person after all. 

post #1042 of 1719

swissmiss, i am 25 weeks today too, and i am having the same issues - pelvis, lower uterus, pubic bone and hips are so achy. i tell my wife a few times a day that it feels like someone kicked me really hard down there. rolling over in bed is like a special ballet production. i have to raise one leg with a bent knee, bring the other knee up to meet it, shift my hips over, then swing my weight carefully to the new side. it is ridiculous. hard chairs are the enemy, too. we have hard chairs in our birthing class, and i have to find some way to make them more comfortable during the next four weeks. maybe i need to buy a camping chair or something. 

 

but other than that everything is so great! 

post #1043 of 1719

I'm also going back and forth between left and right side, in bed.  Constantly.  I'm almost 23 weeks.  Outta breath easily as well.  Wish my home were all on one level!

post #1044 of 1719
25 weeks for me today as well. I feel big and uncomfortable and achy if I do anything strenuous (which is most days as I live on a farm!). Getting out of my DS's bed back onto my bed after getting him to sleep at night is a *special* treat, as I not only have to roll over on to my bed but also lift myself up about 4-5 inches at the same time to get to the higher bed. Oh man, not fun.

I usually last about 2-4 in bed before I have to get up and sleep in my recliner. Otherwise my hips hurt waaaaay too much. And if I fall asleep laying on my back in DS's bed, I work up with the worst pain in my back! Gotta stop doing that!
post #1045 of 1719

I keep finding myself sleeping on my back. Is it really a bad idea? No idea how I'm going to stop myself doing that!

post #1046 of 1719
nettlesoup - I am a back sleeper and it is my default position for sure. I asked my doctor and midwife about it last pregnancy and they said it will get uncomfortable for me before it becomes a blood supply issue for the baby. I found I was able to sleep on my back almost all last pregnancy as long as I elevated my head and shoulder on a big wedge pillow. But in the end, it was easier just to sleep in my recliner with the feet up!
post #1047 of 1719
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Originally Posted by LivingSky View Post

I am a back sleeper and it is my default position for sure. I asked my doctor and midwife about it last pregnancy and they said it will get uncomfortable for me before it becomes a blood supply issue for the baby.

 

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It's absolutely true that it will become uncomfy before it "does any damage".  More recent studies show at worst that the risk is highest if you're a back sleeper in the third trimester, and BEST CASE, the studies really only show correlation (back sleeping and stillbirths sometimes show up together), not that back sleeping CAUSES higher rates of stillbirth.

post #1048 of 1719

Livingsky; thanks for that. Makes me feel less paranoid about doing it!

post #1049 of 1719
I wake up on my back a lot and try not to sweat it. Sleep was going really good but being thirsty at night means I'm up 2 hours later peeing. I find myself yawning like crazy an hour before putting the 3yo to bed then i get her to sleep and all the sudden can't sleep! Nursing is AGONIZING right now! My daughter is lucky I have a high pain threshold. I have to unlatch her after like 10 minutes. I feel bad but we snuggle all night long right now and will continue once her sister comes so I try and keep it in perspective.

You ladies are NOT making me want to get to week 25. Lol. I'm always out of breath, need to rest after short walks, starving and bitchy all day. My hips hurt and i get stabbing pain if I move the wrong way!

So my sister surprised me from up north with her 5yo son for the weekend and I hate to say-- I was sort of pissed. I just want to be left alone to incubate these days. I wonder if I'm just horrid to be around.

We went to dinner with my other sister (I have 2) and I felt like a mess. I could barely stand DDs restaurant antics and was whining about not getting to unwind with a glass of wine. I really miss it this time around but will indulge in maybe half a glass for a special occasion. Otherwise I just feel uncomfortable with having alcohol-- esp. in public. I just feel like I have to explain over and over to people that I am 6 months pregnant and I'm hormonal, physically challenged and tired-- PLEASE be nice and keep your mouth shut about how I seem "stressed out" because you really have no idea. Even my DH was ganging up on me. Ugh! I'm sure it felt worse then it was but when I hang out with a pregnant lady I purposely try to treat her really gently. Because I know how hard it is to grow a baby! Even with a "easy" pregnancy.

I hope tomorrow is better. I was happy atleast that my hubs came home to stay with me after dinner rather then head out to have drinks with everyone else and leave me to care for DD and my nephew. So he made up for how he was acting at the restaurant.

Any ladies relate?
post #1050 of 1719
tilly- I can so relate. I feel so bitchy all the time. My dh has been off work since Wednesday and doesn't go back until Tuesday. This sounds horrible but I was not pleased when he told me he had 6 days off. I love him, but he's so lazy when he has time off. He gets to lay around while I still do everything for dd and keep the house clean. Plus he just throws mine and dd's schedule off. In general I feel like my patience level is non existent. I have to remind myself constantly that I'm the adult, dd is only (almost) 2, so I have to be the sane level headed one. Somedays I really need a break. But then I feel like people would judge me and think I'm being lazy since I'm "just a sahm." I've been sleeping fine, but by 8 pm I am yawning and can barely get dd ready for bed. But if I ask dh to help its like pulling teeth and almost always ends with me being pissed and him thinking I'm lazy. Growing a baby is hard work! I do not think he truly understands how draining it can be.
post #1051 of 1719

I always seem to get bitchier during pregnancy. Yesterday we went shopping with my mom and we went to Costco and this guy moves my cart instead of asking me and ugh it just pissed me off. I was like, "Ya know you could have said something, you didn't need to touch my cart." I don't know, it just irritated me and I wanted to snap his head off for invading my space. 

We've had a lot of rainy days and that's kept us cooped up inside, so my daughter & I were getting sick of each other. She needs an open sky above her and if she goes too many days without that she gets bored/cranky/irritable/whiny and it drives me bonkers. 

 

*sigh* Aside from that I'm feeling decent. Tired, which makes me worried how tired am I gonna be come the third trimester if I'm this tired now?!

post #1052 of 1719

i'm missing my old, somewhat rational self. i'm feeling irrational, or overemotional.. my reasoning is off. i have trouble driving safely! i am intensely affected by stress and conflict, i actually can't really have any of that anymore. the three times DF and i had a fight during this pregnancy i ended up sick for 2 days after, and the baby wasn't moving either. 

i am more sensitive in general. i'm pretty sensitive to begin with, and for example, don't do drugs because of that. i have vivid dreams and an active consciousness. but now it's all multiplied, and it's sometimes getting too much for me. i have nightmares several times a week, or otherwise i have trippy dreams like i'm on LSD or something. anyone else deal with that? 

 

aside from that, physically i am doing well, and i'm enjoying my second trimester. we just completed our move and no way in hell would i have been able to even move myself from the couch in the old place to the couch in the new place during the first trimester. i am more active again, the only thing i can complain about is that i'm getting heavier and that makes it harder to find a good sleeping position.  

post #1053 of 1719
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Originally Posted by vc2013 View Post

i'm missing my old, somewhat rational self. i'm feeling irrational, or overemotional.. my reasoning is off. i have trouble driving safely! i am intensely affected by stress and conflict, i actually can't really have any of that anymore. the three times DF and i had a fight during this pregnancy i ended up sick for 2 days after, and the baby wasn't moving either. 

i am more sensitive in general. i'm pretty sensitive to begin with, and for example, don't do drugs because of that. i have vivid dreams and an active consciousness. but now it's all multiplied, and it's sometimes getting too much for me. i have nightmares several times a week, or otherwise i have trippy dreams like i'm on LSD or something. anyone else deal with that? 

 

 Me!  I've been not only overly emotional in terms of being sad and bitchy, but also more...paranoid and fearful sometimes, with nightmares and other odd dreams too...no fun.  But there have been really awesome dreams and spiritual experiences since being pregnant too,  

post #1054 of 1719
I've been having quite a few dreams that involve my ex's. Non that are sexual. It's odd. Also, my hips are hurting more and more every morning. I think I need a better pillow to put inbetween my legs.
post #1055 of 1719

My back and hips hurt like HELL! I'll be asking for a PT script next week. I can't be cripple every evening anymore - it's depressing.

 

My mood is generally pretty good. I'm just now starting to fee heavy and big. I guess that's pretty good at almost 25 weeks.

 

I've learned that what I eat greatly affects my dreams. If it's something healthy the night before - my dreams are peaceful.. if it's junk - they are CRAAAAZZZZZYYYYYY.

post #1056 of 1719

Emotionally I'm better than months 2 and 3.  Those were rough, I was falling apart emotionally.  Sought mental health I was so worried about being so depressed.  But, second trimester has been great, relatively speaking.  I still get down and edgy and such, but I can handle it.  Not sure if spring weather arriving also helped.  :)

post #1057 of 1719

I'm in the overly emotional group.  Lately it feels like my partner and I fight over everything.  Usually something upsets me and even when it's something small I get really hurt and upset and crying.  And then he gets really defensive cause he says I act like he's an awful person or something.  Ech....  I know I can only work on myself and it's up to him to do the same or not....so I am trying to focus on doing more stuff on my own and being more patient with him.

 

Oh, and I think the Yeast Infection is already back...in less than a week after finishing the doctor's prescribed treatment.  AHHHH!!!  it never ends....

post #1058 of 1719
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Originally Posted by lilmamita View Post

Oh, and I think the Yeast Infection is already back...in less than a week after finishing the doctor's prescribed treatment.  AHHHH!!!  it never ends....

Oooooh no!!! I'm currently inserting metro-gel because the itchy reared its ugly head again a few days after I thought the coconut oil helped things. If I get another YI I'm gonna be pissed!!!!
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Originally Posted by Thebyr View Post

I've learned that what I eat greatly affects my dreams. If it's something healthy the night before - my dreams are peaceful.. if it's junk - they are CRAAAAZZZZZYYYYYY.

Wow! I need to keep track of that. I had a terrible nightmare a few days ago where my DH suddenly died and I went nuts. Both my parents passed that way and I've been through it before so it was very realistic and I woke up and started sobbing. DH was so sweet. He was passed out on the couch like he does often these days (he's a night owl!) as I ran over to him crying my eyes out because I didn't wake up with him next to me in bed! Not fun.

He comforted me and just said, simply, "it was just a dream, all those chemicals in your brain right now are doing strange things etc. etc." which is so true and simple it made me feel much better. I was thinking about it all that day and was extra pleasant to DH. Lol.

Really tho? And I thought I was less hormonal this pregnancy...
post #1059 of 1719
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Originally Posted by aidenn View Post

 

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It's absolutely true that it will become uncomfy before it "does any damage".  More recent studies show at worst that the risk is highest if you're a back sleeper in the third trimester, and BEST CASE, the studies really only show correlation (back sleeping and stillbirths sometimes show up together), not that back sleeping CAUSES higher rates of stillbirth.

 

I was worried about the back sleeping in my first pregnancy, but was also assured by my midwife that I would feel discomfort before any damage occured. And it's true; soemtimes I feel sort of "light-headed" when I lie on my back. Then I move and everything's fine. I also find propping my upper half up a bit on extra pillows help. I still sleep on my back because really, it's my only other choice than my right side. They say to sleep on your left side, but that causes a constant gurgling croak up my esopaghus, so it's totally not comfortable for me, unfortunately.

 

Right now, at 23 weeks, I'm feeling pretty good! I sometimes get a gurgling discomfort thing going on and need to clear it by making myself burp still. But it's not daily like it was, so I'll take that. My biggest complaints right now are some pubic bone/joint pain and restless legs that are keeping me from getting good sleep. The restless legs are really getting to me, and I can't wait till my next appointment so I can talk to my midwife and get some advice on how to handle it! It happened in my last pregnancy, too, but back then taking a calcium-magnesium supplment twice a day was enough to relieve it most of the time. That's not working this time. Even taking three pills a day. I'm hoping she has another recommendation, because it really stinks not to get good sleep. Still, there are worst things to deal with, so I consider myself lucky overall.

post #1060 of 1719

I'm feeling unsure of myself at this point. 

 

I was so sure that I wanted to be in the hospital, which is AMAZING, but now I'm looking at a homebirth and.....it sounds nice. Like the mental list I'm making has more pros for homebirth than the hospital. 

 

I told my doula I feel like a Picasso painting or something. Before I was so sure and now my mind feels disorganized and unsure of what to do. 

 

i dont know...i dont know...i wish i could be given a sign that says GO HERE or STAY HOME

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