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post #801 of 1719

Heartburn is awful near the end! I have a friend who had to sleep upright in a chair for her last month of pregnancy due to heartburn. I had to rely on Gaviscon and avoid curry at all costs! I hope the weather isn't too hot for you this time, I can imagine that being very uncomfortable. Most of my last pregnancy was during the winter so I had no problems at all, and I didn't feel the cold as much either, so it was ideal. And I'm not worried this time around because it's not very warm here anyway, unless we get a real summer for once!

post #802 of 1719
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Originally Posted by nettlesoup View Post

Heartburn is awful near the end! I have a friend who had to sleep upright in a chair for her last month of pregnancy due to heartburn.

Yep, that was my last pregnancy. And while being upright did keep the heartburn from waking me up at night but it didn't help during the day. Though oddly enough, I didn't find certain foods set it off - it had to do with how frequently I ate. I had to eat almost constantly to keep the heartburn down, but couldn't eat too much or it made it worse. I'm hoping it doesn't get that bad this time! I've started getting heartburn a bit in the last few weeks but I think it is milder and starting later than it did last time. So I'm hopeful smile.gif
post #803 of 1719
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Originally Posted by SuzieSmiles View Post I hate it when I go to bed with a headache hoping/thinking it will be gone in the morning, then getting up too pee (like you) in the night and realizing it's still there, finally getting back to sleep, then waking in the morning to the same thing, ugh!

 

This is how I've been feeling on and off since the beginning of 2nd trimester.  I don't always get headaches everyday but when I do it usually persists for several days.  I go to sleep after a day of suffering, hoping to wake up with relief, only to wake feeling miserable again.  I haven't allowed myself to take any medication, I usually just try to stay hydrated and get some rest. 

post #804 of 1719
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Originally Posted by MamaMash View Post

These aren't just gas pressure. I can actually feel my uterus in a big hard lump during them.
Mmmm I've felt my uterus in a hard lump before. Didn't realize they could be Braxton hick.
post #805 of 1719
I've had dried colostrum for a few weeks now. A warm shower usually helps get rid of it. Thankful for colostrum gearing up!

I can hear my heart beating good sometimes! Pounding hard. I was worried at first. Anxiety definitely makes it worse.
post #806 of 1719
Swissmiss- I have felt mine in a hard lump but have no sensation of it being a Braxton hicks ctx. But, when I feel that sensation (all you 2nd time and more moms know what I'm talking about) my uterus is like a rock. Pretty uncomfortable but not painful. They did start in the early 20 weeks with my dd (my first). So I guess I should have expected them sooner. I can almost always feel my heart pounding. Especially if I haven't drank enough water, which also ramps up any Braxton hicks ctx I have. Soo in short... I really need to drink tons of water! No crusty colostrum nipples yet here.
post #807 of 1719

I sometimes feel with my hands on my lower belly that my uterus gets really hard, but other than maybe some mild tension I don't feel anything internally. I'm only 17 weeks along and it seems to always happen after having sex and sometimes just randomly.  Are these Braxton Hicks??

post #808 of 1719
Yes lilmamita, that's generally what BH are like. I usually get them w/sex and sometime if I'm behind on hydration, or standing a lot at work. Had a lot today and am taking it easy and drinking loads. For me, they feel a little tense, and rather like something is expanding inside.
post #809 of 1719
No crusties here, it my DS is still nursing and it can be so incredibly painful. I have to take a deep breath when he starts each time. I don't think he's getting much milk right now, and he has slowed down some, but he doesn't seem to be too concerned by the low supply.
post #810 of 1719
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Originally Posted by Jennyanydots View Post

No crusties here, it my DS is still nursing and it can be so incredibly painful. I have to take a deep breath when he starts each time. I don't think he's getting much milk right now, and he has slowed down some, but he doesn't seem to be too concerned by the low supply.

Yep. It's very close to the same terrible pain and soreness I got with DD for around 6mo postpartum. Really really unfair and horrible to think that when this baby goes to nurse I'll be in this horrid pain until the hormones subside. That was the hardest part about nursing and quite frankly-- I don't know if I can do it again! I thought since my nipples are very much toughened up that this wouldn't be an issue. Can any moms here relate? I'm really worried this soreness will continue because it feels so similar!

I'm getting some insomnia again and am soooooooo tired all day long. I couldn't take a nap because I had a ton of work-- freelancing with this sort if fatigue is HARD! But I'm doing my best! Anyone else waking constantly? I had to pee twice last night! *yawn*

I'm also getting some gum issues that are getting worse. I am using a waterpik everyday to do extra duty with my gums! I'm really feeling of my diet was strict with zero junk (omg I had a few donuts over the past few days! Baaaad!) that my overall discomforts would lessen. If I could JUST get there! I am eating wheat/processed foods more then once a week. Mostly going out to eat. ;(
post #811 of 1719

I've been getting restless legs at night a bit more which has been a little annoying. I'll need to buy some epsom salts to sort that out.

Now that wedding stuff is over I am concentrating on eating a lot better, and am using a few recommendations from Nourishing Traditions. My morning smoothies now have an egg yolk from my hens in it, and I'm trying to make bone broth more often. I made some yesterday and will be using it to make nettle soup. I've yet to come off the sugar, but that's a work in progress! Oh, and I'm finally getting my fermented cod liver oil capsules down me. I've also been looking into good pregnancy exercises which I really need to make a start on. Can you tell I'm feeling much better!

post #812 of 1719

nettlesoup, glad you are feeling better! You give me hope. I managed to make it 3 days without throwing up, so I tried taking yesterday off of zofran. I got really nauseous last night and threw up 3 times this morning. Guess I still need the medicine. I'm 19 weeks.

 

Only my left nipple is crusty. It comes off easily in the shower though. I think only my left is making colostrum. This might make me worried later. I had surgery to remove a fibroadenoma from my right boob several years ago, so I worry that will keep things from working quite right or just make things extra painful.

 

I had some heart racing and a momentary disturbing heart thumping during the first trimester. I haven't had any of those symptoms for a while though. I think it was related to dehydration. My doctor said it was normal, but if I had multiple incidences in the space of one week, she might consider sending me to a cardiologist.

 

Sorry I have been missing for a while. I'm out of town at the moment.

post #813 of 1719

is anyone still suffering from insomnia?

i am going insane (insaner)....

i usually get up to pee at 3 ish & then cannot fall back asleep.

for the past 2 months i have been reading from 3-4 am (sometimes 3-5 am) every night.

the problem is by mid afternoon i am totally exhausted & need a nap to function.

i wish i could sleep after my pee break :(

post #814 of 1719
I am. It isn't too bad right now, but when I wake up it takes a long time to go back to sleep. If I force myself to lay down and close my eyes it's better, but my mind is so active that it's difficult... So then I start checking email on my phone, etc, and before I know it an hour has passed. Lame.
post #815 of 1719
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Originally Posted by swissmiss2584 View Post


Mmmm I've felt my uterus in a hard lump before. Didn't realize they could be Braxton hick.

Same here - also felt like a horizontal tightening at the same time. Not painful or intense or worrying, just a totally different sensation from anything else I've felt before.

post #816 of 1719

I'm having restless nights, too.  I got so frustrated from being hot, from a mosquito biting me, from my partner taking up all the space, from getting up to pee 5 times, etc., that I pretty much threw a temper tantrum and kicked all the sheets and pillows off the bed and yelled.  My partner just got up and went to sleep in the spare bed without saying anything, and I took a cold shower and was finally able to get some sleep. I've been taking a cold shower every night now before I go to bed and that seems to help some, but I'm still having pretty restless nights.

post #817 of 1719

^^ Yikes Mamita, I don't think I've had it that rough but most nights I do find it difficult to fall asleep.  Its so frustrating that my husband falls asleep like 2-3 hrs before I can. Sometimes we get in bed at the same time with intentions to sleep and after an hour or two I give up on trying to sleep and end up on the computer, phone, or reading.  I have to wait till I'm out of my mind exhausted, sometimes to the point of tears till I can fall asleep.  Most nights I'm up until 2 or 3, on really bad nights later.  In the morning, I'm usually up at 7am with my husband who gets ready for work. I cook and usually eat, read or use computer for a while then end up passed out until afternoon.  This is the same cycle almost every day.  I really would like to regulate it, like maybe going for walks in the morning instead of late afternoon like I usually do but I'm usually not motivated in the morning to make it out of the house. 
 

post #818 of 1719
My sleeps really disturbed with all the pee breaks and hip pain, and last couple of nights my DB has kept waking me up coming to bed late. I had really bad tummy ache last night too, and the runs all day greensad.gif I'm struggling to function coz I get up at 6am for work. I need a holiday lol
post #819 of 1719
I have the odd night of bad sleep, but I have mostly been sleeping like a rock! And having dreams about going on dates with Leonardo Dicaprio. Hahahaha.
post #820 of 1719

My sleep has been pretty good except for the occasional night like last night where I get up to pee and then can't sleep until about 20 minutes before my alarm goes off.

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