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post #1141 of 1719

I would feel lucky too (no yoni troubles) except that we are only 4 weeks since the last family member had pinworm symptoms so I don't feel like we are yet out of the woods dealing with those January parasites that have re-surfaced periodically all year.  Sigh.  I want those pinworms GONE for good.  Lice would have been more pleasant and less trouble.

post #1142 of 1719

I feel great today... Passed my glucose test. Not even sure why I was worried. I put it off for two weeks. lol

 

Baby is 2lbs already and measuring perfectly. The fibroid I have hasn't grown any and is still out of the way. My cervix is long and closed and baby is starting to look more and more like a chubby baby. I got some pains but I think they are growing pains. I haven't felt any real contractions since week 23. I'm slightly anemic but I plan on fixing that with a lot of green things.

 

lol - but now you ladies have me worried about varicose veins!

post #1143 of 1719
Anyone else having sensitive/sore/inflammed gums?
I've started having a spot ache from gnawing too many raw carrots.
post #1144 of 1719

I had sore and inflamed gums earlier on.  What worked for me was scrupulous dental hygiene (flossing twice a day and brushing for five minutes after every time I eat) plus 10 days of using a Chlorhexidine mouthwash my dentist prescribed.  For good measure I also upped my Vitamin C intake which was something my godmother recommended for inflamed gums.

post #1145 of 1719
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Originally Posted by onematchfire View Post
My ab muscles and skin feels like it's going to pull apart any second. It HURTS. Anyone else?
It probably doesn't help that I've been on vacation and eating more than usual for the past nine days. I can't wait to get back to simple food.

onematchfire - Yes, my skin feels soooooooo stretched! And, my ab muscles are REALLY sore, definitely worse in the eve:( I know I'm going to get a lot bigger and am having a hard time imagining how my skin can stretch much more than this! I've basically outgrown the maternity jeans I purchased a few weeks ago... I've always been a jean type of gal and am wishing I had more comfy dresses or skirts with a drawstring waist instead of elastic, ugh!

 

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Originally Posted by tillymonster View Post
Same here. Mine are really noticeable right now. Yay just in time for summer!!! I'm going to go grab some lotion with bronzing so it's not too hideous looking. I just don't feel very beautiful this pregnancy. Ok lets be real. I didn't last pregnancy either. Ha.

Anyone annoyed with the STARVING feeling, then once you get to finally eating (I'm back to doing almost all the cooking again waaaa!), you can only take 3-5 bites and then are TOTALLY grossed out? I made a KILLER steak dinner tonight and could barely eat it. Sides were fried potatoes and sautéed zucchini. Maybe it was too greasy. I'm trying to up my fat intake so I'm not hungry all the time and this damn pregnant body/mind of mine won't let me! I also thought the weird taste of mushrooms sautéed in coconut oil to bother me the most. And I was dying to eat them while cooking. That was sad for me.

I'm trying to stick with paleo/primal and stay away from sugar as you all know-- I'm having some yoni troubles. I'm finding that I'm just not eating very well some days and haven't gained a pound since the 2nd trimester began. That is fine, I'm overweight but it worries me a little too.

Tilly - I don't have vv (yet), but am curious what bronzer you're looking into purchasing...? I've been hesitant to use anything as I have this list of ingredients to watch out for during pregnancy and it seems that everything has at least of few of these "no no's" in them... It makes buying anything (cosmetics, skincare, etc.) so difficult! 

 

About the eating thing... it's like my eyes are bigger than my stomach! I sit down to eat a normal sized portion and after a few bites I feel full up to my ribs, like there's no room for any more food but I'm still wanting to eat more and just can't fit it anywhere... I usually shove a few more bites down me and have found that I am just taking longer to eat most of my meals or snacks. I can take an hour just to eat a small serving of yogurt, fruit and granola. 

post #1146 of 1719
Suzie-- I'm not sure what brand to buy either! I really like Lush cosmetics, the ingredients are all natural and their products are hand made even with expiration dates. I'm pretty sure they make a tinted lotion and I need to look for one. My right calf has a really bad purple one that almost looks like a bruise-- so gross!!!

Today was a fun day but wow can I get anymore exhausted? I cannot keep up right now. My DH insisted on coming with me to my sisters house (30 mins south) while I went to a baby shower. I would have rather him just stay home. He totally embarrassed me and had one drink too many. He seems to do this everytime we go anywhere these days-- he even has the nerve to ask me to make him drinks. Uh no, don't think so.

He told me he understood how tired I was and would stay up with DD once we got home. Well he didn't, fell asleep immediately while she tore everything out of her toy box! This is while I was *resting* in the the other room. I was so upset that I started crying. It made no difference-- I had to turn out the lights and leave the room before I went into a murderous rage! What an irresponsible child the man is. My DD fell asleep in the car and is STILL AWAKE. I am so exhausted all I can do is lay here. He's sleeping in the other room and it's SO UNFAIR.

Anyone deal with this kind of nonsense? I really don't know what to say because nothing seems to make him stop and think.
post #1147 of 1719
Ugh, Tillymonster, I'd want to kill him, too. My DP is usually great, but he has his moments for sure. Like the other day when I caught him looking up naked pictures of an actress from a show we watch- yeah, I wanted to choke him with his iphone. And this morning he said he'd wake up with DS, but he didn't move to take him out of the bedroom till we'd all been up 20 minutes- and he didn't fully shut the door, so even if i hadn't fully woken up there was no possibility of extra sleep when I could hear every dang thing from the next room.
Maybe we need a new husband thread. I would suggest that if we do we make ourselves give two compliments for every complaint, just so we don't all get divorced or start sleeping in separate rooms orngbiggrin.gif
post #1148 of 1719
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Originally Posted by Jennyanydots View Post

Ugh, Tillymonster, I'd want to kill him, too. My DP is usually great, but he has his moments for sure. Like the other day when I caught him looking up naked pictures of an actress from a show we watch- yeah, I wanted to choke him with his iphone. And this morning he said he'd wake up with DS, but he didn't move to take him out of the bedroom till we'd all been up 20 minutes- and he didn't fully shut the door, so even if i hadn't fully woken up there was no possibility of extra sleep when I could hear every dang thing from the next room.
Maybe we need a new husband thread. I would suggest that if we do we make ourselves give two compliments for every complaint, just so we don't all get divorced or start sleeping in separate rooms orngbiggrin.gif

 

Oh dear. Mine seems to be coming up with names for our baby of actresses he really likes, so it makes me wonder where the inspiration is coming from. I have a hunch the internet was involved. UGH!

 

Yeah, I don't know if a husband thread is a good idea, I might be writing to it everyday! He's being sweet as honey today, but only after waking me up early trying to be quiet (I have lots of issues with sleep, it's not entirely his fault) but I also had to stay up with DD who JUST had an 8pm nap in the car last night. hopmad.gif

 

I totally TOTALLY understand the toddler in the other room thing... my DD has the cutest little voice, but she's a motormouth too! There is no sleeping when they are in the house. They better clear out sometime today or I might go insane.

 

SO TIRED.

post #1149 of 1719
Thread Starter 
Wow tills your night sounded rough! I would be really hurt by his behavior. Does he understand how rude he was???

I have bug bites on the bottom of my feet that have swelled up to the size of silver dollars!!!! Sometimes I do hate living in the country orngtongue.gif the itching is driving me CRAZY and I can't sleep greensad.gif
post #1150 of 1719
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Originally Posted by letniaLynne View Post

Wow tills your night sounded rough! I would be really hurt by his behavior. Does he understand how rude he was???

I have bug bites on the bottom of my feet that have swelled up to the size of silver dollars!!!! Sometimes I do hate living in the country orngtongue.gif the itching is driving me CRAZY and I can't sleep greensad.gif

Yeah I think I'm about bottom on his list of priorities. Sounds terrible but he's a stressed out guy right now. No sex in over a month now because of my yeasties and really all along, his. We are starting to realize he's had a raging yeast infection for months and I think he feels really embarrassed and angry about passing to me all these months. Then the rush way he was offered a job really killed us-- we weren't prepared at all! He had a cardio appt. to get his heart checked that we had to cancel on his first day. He was getting weird palpitations? I'm worried about him right now. For sure! This whole pregnancy came right at the same time as unemployment, for him. I feel like he wasn't thinking about me, he was thinking about wtf he was going to do to provide for me and his almost 2 children. So I have to keep it in perspective. This is real "man" stuff that makes him a really good husband and father and my stupid hormones don't help and I can't understand where he's coming from because my brain has been overloaded. He was an idiot for sure, and has been a few times but it's not something I can stay mad about because of the reasons above.

It's so hard to go from freelancing (web designer!) 20-30 hours a week last week, to being a sahm mom the next! I've had to reconnect myself to DD in a way which has been awesome and terrifying at the same time. All you mamas here who have btdt your entire pregnancy and with more then one child I COMMEND you! I have had it easy these last few months in that respect! Have to dial down the client work because I just don't have the time or energy. I'm sad about it I guess. Freelancing is great but so much work compared to being at an office. Though I do love it! I'm just so tired this pregnancy. I wish I felt more healthy.

I'm itchy too but in not so pleasant places! Is anti-itch powder ok for that? Or I bet coconut oil would help!
post #1151 of 1719

Hey ladies : ) Im feeling overall very healthy and pretty assured that Im right on target ( for me) with my pregnancy. My mental state is a little different. My SO comes home from a two month long work trip tomorrow and I am NERVOUS. He hasnt seen me showing yet and I dont have quite the oompf that I did when he left. I get things done but I am definitely slower than I used to be. My kids ( i have 2 from a previous marriage) have decided to be less than cooperative and I find myself losing my temper more. Its getting hot here and Im sure that doesnt help my attitude. The craziest thing is it seemed like I had soooo long until he was home and then now all of a sudden its here! I have cleaned our cabin top to bottom as well as my own vehicle. Ive sorted the baby things and gotten almost everything I need with the exception of a few items... My garden is doing pretty good..  Still I feel like I should have gotten more done when he was gone. I will say I am looking forward to some alone time with him ( my mom is going to keep my 8 and 11 year old for me a couple of days ). Maybe the break is what I need. Anyway not really saying much but please send me good vibes Im nervous as all get out!

post #1152 of 1719
Thread Starter 
Tilly life sounds so stressful! I can totally understand!!! Sounds like you guys are moving towards a more calm existence smile.gif

Susy, sending you good vibes for you reunion. orngbiggrin.gif I bet it will be wonderful and he will find your round womanly figure just beautiful and be amazed by how much you did all by yourself smile.gif
post #1153 of 1719

I know, I sound like a WHINY baby don't I? It is what it is!

 

Suzy-- omigosh... living without the hubs for 2 months sounds really hard, especially while pregnant. You two are going to be so happy when you see each other though and no kids! Awesome! Don't worry about how much you've gotten done, he I'm sure will be so happy to see you and your bump!

 

When it rains it pours... now the DH is achy and stuffy because his new coworkers passed some cold germs to him. REALLY THO? He could have started today when they were all well on his team-- it really bothers me that people think it's OK to go to work sick. Why do people DO THAT?

post #1154 of 1719

I've been really lacking in energy lately, but that could be partly because I cheated and ate sugar recently. The main thing bothering me though is my ribs. If I sit too long I end up with a lot of rib pain that affects my sleeping. Oh, and I was unfortunate to discover that it's possible to get genital warts during pregnancy, even if you've only ever been with one person and have never had it before. So that'll be a fun thing to tell my midwife about at today's appointment greensad.gif

post #1155 of 1719
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Originally Posted by nettlesoup View Post

I've been really lacking in energy lately, but that could be partly because I cheated and ate sugar recently. The main thing bothering me though is my ribs. If I sit too long I end up with a lot of rib pain that affects my sleeping. Oh, and I was unfortunate to discover that it's possible to get genital warts during pregnancy, even if you've only ever been with one person and have never had it before. So that'll be a fun thing to tell my midwife about at today's appointment greensad.gif

Ugh my lady parts are so messed up I can totally see this happening to me! Why are you off sugar? I should be, including fresh fruit which is so sad and depressing because I crave it so intensely. I feel like it'll be so hard to find healthy carbs that don't make me sick I might as well deal with candida/yeast/unhealthy vaginal flora this entire pregnancy, or whatever it is that's going on.

Hope you feel better soon!
post #1156 of 1719

I have ADD and I've found that if I don't eat sugar I have a lot less symptoms. I actually have motivation and energy I had never experienced before cutting sugar out of my diet. But the minute I have sugar, all the motivation and energy disappears for a week and a half, which is rather depressing. I'm fine with fruit, but I've yet to experiment with other natural sugars to see if they affect me.

 

I hope you feel better soon too, these things aren't much fun!

post #1157 of 1719

but sugar is soooooooooooooooooooo good. I know I eat more than I should. I passed my glucose test with flying colors.. but I know in my soul I need to be more careful with the amount I consume. It was just such and easy go to when I was super nauseous. 

 

I hate to whine but - MY HIPS HURT!!!!!!! I can barely walk. I try to stretch them out in the morning before I get out of bed.. but I'm limping by 8:30. Doesn't help that I work on the 2nd floor of an old house... the stairs make me angry.

post #1158 of 1719

I love sugar too; when I was a teenager I would hide bags of icing sugar under my bed and eat it with a spoon. I would also have up to 8 tsps of sugar in my tea. I hate that it gives me such rubbish side effects, but at the same time it's not worth eating it any more. I eat a primal diet anyway, which makes things easier.

 

I feel your pain with the hips, although yours sound much worse than mine! I'm having more issues with my ribs, they drive me mad.

post #1159 of 1719
I'm with you on the ribs! Mine have been so sore lately I woke up today and they just ache. By the end of the day my hips and sciatic nerve start acting up too. Oh the joys
post #1160 of 1719

so - I just felt my ribs and my right side is tender... who knew?

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