I'll be honest, sometimes I worry because I feel like my baby should be moving more. He's not moving any less, and his heartbeat was fine at the last OB appt. But with everyone's reports of tons of movement and the fact that I used to feel like he was really hyperactive, I'm worrying some. More often, the movement feels like "rolling around billiard balls" as someone put it in our DDC before and less like defined kicks. The OB said he was turned around, facing my back, so I don't know if maybe that is changing how I feel things. But it is still only like 5 times a day that I feel him. A couple of those are lots of prolonged, crazy movements and others are just a few quick kicks. I don't know if I'm just not paying as much a attention when out running around, so maybe it is more often but it just doesn't register. But it is freaking me out a little. I've started to get really worried about something going wrong, and don't know what to do about that other than just pushing the thoughts aside. I think we are going to get a second ultrasound soon, even though there doesn't seem to be any medical need IMO...just to reassure both of us (cause my partner has gotten late pregnancy anxiety, too, though I haven't mentioned mine to him cause it will freak him out more).
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How are you feeling? - Page 60post #1181 of 17196/21/13 at 6:56ampost #1182 of 17196/21/13 at 7:10ampost #1183 of 17196/21/13 at 7:42ampost #1184 of 17196/21/13 at 12:01pm
bromache, we all have "off" days. I'm glad she reassured you though.
I don't know if it is my particular babies or if it is because they are twins, but I feel like mine are moving more than they are not moving. And sometimes they are really, REALLY moving. like "WHERE IS THE ESCAPE HATCH? QUICK, GRAB THAT SKATEBOARD AND LET'S PRACTICE OUR NINJA MOVES!" a friend told me that in her experience, the most active babies on the inside are the calmest on the outside, so i am holding onto that hope.
I feel pretty good, mostly. I am really sore in the pelvic region. I am not sleeping much, so I am really, really cranky. I am convinced that strangers smile at me not because they are delighted by pregnancy and new babies, but because they love to see women suffer. I keep snapping at people I don't mean to snap at. I have told my poor wife every day for the last week that I wish I could just be put into a voluntary coma until the babies get here. I have had a chronic cough for the last 6-8 weeks, so all my muscles hurt from constant coughing and I have learned so much about peeing my pants.
But I'm so healthy! The babies are so healthy! Everything is great and magical! I love not being diabetic or having high blood pressure or any of the other things I have been worried about for my whole pregnancy! I just wish I could walk to the bathroom 100 times a day without someone's head getting lodged in my pelvis and making everything really, really uncomfortable.post #1185 of 17196/21/13 at 12:51pmAwww mrs&mrs you are so so allowed to complain. You're growing 2 humans! Not just 1, but 2 of them! I'm miserable with my one!! Yay for healthy all around! I'm hoping that your friend is right about active on the inside and calm on the outside. I'm very nervous with how active my little girl is in there. Keep trucking! It'll be over before you know it and all this hard work will pay off with two beautiful healthy boys!post #1186 of 17196/21/13 at 2:06pmpost #1187 of 17196/21/13 at 3:25pmYesQuote:Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!
I feel bad for all the grumpy angry I am putting out into the universe,'but holy crap on a cracker, I. am. so. DONE. Honestly, getting through the next eleven weeks without murdering someone will be an absolute miracle.post #1188 of 17196/21/13 at 5:14pmQuote:Originally Posted by cmu204
YesQuote:Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!
I feel bad for all the grumpy angry I am putting out into the universe,'but holy crap on a cracker, I. am. so. DONE. Honestly, getting through the next eleven weeks without murdering someone will be an absolute miracle.
I am so glad I am not the only one ready to just lose it. This week at work was especially stressful. I ended up leaving the campus for lunch today even though I had brought my lunch with me because if I had stayed, someone would have found me to ask me a question which would've required me getting up and going out to fix it. If I am off campus they can't find me and I can't murder them until I've at least eaten lunch.post #1189 of 17196/22/13 at 5:27pmpost #1190 of 17196/24/13 at 8:26amHad the worst migraine EVER last night. Fortunately acetaminophen, a cold wrap and some reiki my DF gave me helped. Still, "late for work" this morning cause I can still feel it.
I have no idea how you mamas just keep on working full-time, I have arranged to work less now because I just can't get my shit together most of the days these days.post #1191 of 17196/24/13 at 9:33amI am completely whipped. We got home last night from a 5 day trip to Cincinnati to see DF's daughter and then Indianapolis for my daughter's world Bible quiz meet. I'm just glad we got the trip out of the way now, because there's no way I could have done it in another week or two. I feel like I was kind of pushing it doing it now, but we survived. Lol. It was really just Indianapolis that was hard, 2 1/2 days of walking all over the convention center and downtown-but it was lots of fun.
I went and bought some Floradix on our way out of town last week, and I noticed a huge improvement in my energy and ability to walk or stand for any amount of time. The taste is already getting to me-but the benefits to my energy make it worth it. Also, I've been eating at least 2-3 eggs every day, which has kept any swelling to an absolute minimum. The one morning I didn't have eggs My ankles swelled pretty bad-so there's definitely something to the whole Brewers diet/eggs-protein connection to swelling. Luckily for me, eggs and hashbrows is probably my favorite breakfast ever.post #1192 of 17196/24/13 at 11:23amQuote:Originally Posted by katalopolis
I am so glad I am not the only one ready to just lose it. This week at work was especially stressful. I ended up leaving the campus for lunch today even though I had brought my lunch with me because if I had stayed, someone would have found me to ask me a question which would've required me getting up and going out to fix it. If I am off campus they can't find me and I can't murder them until I've at least eaten lunch.
i love that i'm not the only super angry grumpy person. thanks for making me feeling normal!post #1193 of 17196/24/13 at 11:26amWork is killing me, my hours have gone up and I'm doing 11hrs a day mon to thurs. I can't stand for more than 10 minutes at a time as I get terrible hot burning pain in my pelvis/groin area. And at the weekends I have to go to my mums to keep her company (my dad died a few weeks back) I'm counting the days till I finish work on the 25th July and get to go to Kenya to relax and see my DB again. I'm just really miserable at the moment.post #1194 of 17196/24/13 at 2:58pm
Ugh, Serena, how awful! Sorry to hear work is stepping up right when you need to slow down.
When to see the doc. They had planned for me to do the glucola test today, but I had errands to run post-appointment, so doc just gave me the bottle and asked that I do it this week. I think that stuff made me feel like crap, plus I failed the one hour but passed the 3 hour. I'm torn about actually doing it. I may skip it and do something alternative.
I will visit the thread and see what the rest of y'all have done.post #1195 of 17196/24/13 at 5:35pm
Serena- I cannot imagine how hard that must be on you. Have you looked into getting a pregnancy support belt? That might help with your pelvic pain. I hope these next few weeks until you leave for Kenya fly by for you.
Count me in with the super grumpy people..lol. At least according to my 11 year old daughter. Any time I get on her for anything, she tells me that I'm just cranky because I'm pregnant-it couldn't possibly be her consistently defiant behavior and craptastic attitude about everything.post #1196 of 17196/24/13 at 10:32pmpost #1197 of 17196/25/13 at 12:48amHa! Glad to hear I'm not the only one who is done. I'm only 26wks are really ready to call it quits. Sitting here now EXHAUSTED praying for DD to go the eff to sleep. Sweet thing actually fell asleep in the car, in broad daylight!!! She *never* does that. Like srsly. I could count on my hands how many times she's done it during the day. This must be the new FUN sleep regression of 3.5yos I guess?
We've had this no nap thing down for many months now and I actually wish for her to take them so I can. It never works out. And she still goes to sleep at midnight sometimes. We wake up at 10:30-11am! Like teenagers!
I hate being the only person to deal with this Mon-Fri. Some husbands wake up at 4am for work and still get up/stay up with their kids. He's lucky I don't force it. I wonder what DHs going to do in a few months? I mean there is just NO WAY I can do that and work part time. I barely am doing part time now. It's going to hurt us later. Le sigh.
Serena-- I'm SO SORRY you are working those kinda of hours!!! I'd be dropping dead. Poor thing! My first I was a developer and they left me to stay overtime WAY more then I bargained for. I eventually had to move to a new office, so you'd think it'd stop then, at 8mo pregnant. Nope. I was very, very stressed out. It was just unreal. I'd have quit that job at month 2 this time around. It was a career changing gig, but I still quit when the baby came. I didn't want to suffer like that again with a newborn at home!
Freakledmama-- Maybe we ALL need to buy some Floradix! I haven't been tested in a while but am told I'm not anemic. Sheesh better not be with all the meat I choke down. Not happily. Ever. I just hate food. It's the saddest thing ever for a foodie! Why?
Picking stuff up off the floor has become agony. My hips hurt and then I get winded when I do it. You ladies should SEE the 3yo in action. She trashes the place in 2 hours better then a bunch of drunk idiots at a house party! Good thing I just don't care anymore. Lol.
Mrs&mrs-- Profound is RIGHT. This cough is keeping me from dry panties which is turn make me itchy if I don't change them. Having to do coin op laundry means I can't wear 2 pairs of underwear a day for very long without running out of quarters. Should be GREAT fun when the baby comes. We aren't moving and aren't getting a washer or dryer. Can you hear my sobs from here?post #1198 of 17196/25/13 at 1:31am
This glucose test must be an American thing; we don't do it here as far as I know. But I do have to give my midwife a urine sample at every visit, so maybe she uses that to check instead.
And I agree on the Floradix, I was just think last night that I need to get some. My midwife took blood to check iron levels last week, but I won't get the results until next month.post #1199 of 17196/25/13 at 11:23ampost #1200 of 17196/25/13 at 11:35am
Ah, I see.
Having seen the OB today, I'm happier about my issues. She said that the warts don't look like typical warts and that it's unusual for them to fall off on their own, which is what the largest one is in the process of doing. But I won't need them treated which is a huge relief as I was really worried about that.
She also thinks there's no reason why I can't use the birth centre, but my midwife will need to convince the midwives at the birth centre that I should be allowed in. So hopefully I'll get good news on that front. She's also quite happy with delayed cord clamping, but due to my bleed last time she says I should get the injection that gets the placenta out quicker.
On Thursday I have my first physio appointment to address my split abdominal muscles, so this week is a good, productive week on the pregnancy front. But I have to say, this baby feels like he's trying to kick his way out! I'm having to hold down limbs because it actually hurts! My BIL was rather freaked out when he saw just how much my stomach moves when the baby is active. Maybe I should call him Ripley
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