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post #61 of 102

Ugh we all got up at 5 freaking o'clock in the morning because my grandma put my heater on 80 and we were all sweating! She has an electric blanket, a space heater in the room, 3 blankets AND she's sharing a bed with my mom. I am sooooo not happy.

post #62 of 102

sounds like she needs to go Matt Stone and eat for Heat!

 

http://180degreehealth.com/

post #63 of 102
Uggh, that would really annoy me, micah! Ask her not to do that again or wait until she goes to sleep and then turn down the heater. You need your sleep!
post #64 of 102
Was somebody posting about pubic pain? I'm suffering tonight. Can I expect to feel stabbing pain like this in labor? (Still really want to experience natural birth, though!
post #65 of 102

Different--not stabbing (for me).  More just intense and all consuming, not stabbing.  It's a "healthy" or "good" pain, you know?  Not like something is wrong (like a broken bone or a cut or something).  Think sore muscles from a good workout vs a pulled muscle.  Although I definitely have forgotten a GOOD deal about what it felt like... :)  Sorry you are feeling crummy!  Love you!

post #66 of 102
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Originally Posted by becalive View Post

sounds like she needs to go Matt Stone and eat for Heat!

 

http://180degreehealth.com/

Lol

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Originally Posted by sunshinelove View Post

Uggh, that would really annoy me, micah! Ask her not to do that again or wait until she goes to sleep and then turn down the heater. You need your sleep!

Oh she heard about it. They were leaving today anyway, sigh. I love her, she just drives me insane!!

post #67 of 102
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Originally Posted by Tear78 View Post

Was somebody posting about pubic pain? I'm suffering tonight. Can I expect to feel stabbing pain like this in labor? (Still really want to experience natural birth, though!

I'm having the same issue. Are you asking if you'll still have that pain in labor or if the pain of labor is similar? Like Carlyle said, labor pains are very different. 

 

The only relief I've gotten from the pubic pain is after I go to the chiropractor. I'm really hoping I'll happen to go into labor after I get adjusted. If not, maybe she could squeeze me in for a quick appointment when I'm in early labor. I really don't want to deal with labor and the pubic pain at the same time. 

post #68 of 102
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Originally Posted by SamiPolizzi View Post

I'm having the same issue. Are you asking if you'll still have that pain in labor or if the pain of labor is similar? Like Carlyle said, labor pains are very different. 

 

The only relief I've gotten from the pubic pain is after I go to the chiropractor. I'm really hoping I'll happen to go into labor after I get adjusted. If not, maybe she could squeeze me in for a quick appointment when I'm in early labor. I really don't want to deal with labor and the pubic pain at the same time. 

 

My chiropractor totally squeezed me in for a quick adjustment the day I was labor with #2.  I called in tears because I was SO SO ready to deliver (I was a week overdue and had had a 10.5 pound baby the first time around, so I was getting nervous), and said "I need you to do something so I have this baby soon!  Can you just fit me in??"  And she did.  In hindsight, I was already in labor when I made the call...!

post #69 of 102
Thanks guys! Carlyle, I love you too! I have heard that labor pains are a productive kind of pain. I guess I was wondering if I would still have this pubic pain, too. Oh oh...lo crying, gotta go...
post #70 of 102

OK, here is my vent. I have had some really annoying physical stuff (including 2+ months of timeable contractions), but was honestly dealing with it just fine until the last week. I hit 36 weeks last week and obviously my hormone levels started doing something, because I have turned into CRAZY PREGNANT LADY! My moods are shooting all over the place and I keep having total emotional meltdowns due to the dumbest things. This morning my husband said his brother wanted to borrow my (nice, new) camera and I literally broke down into tears over it, because what if I went into labor and didn't have the camera with me? Yeah.... a bit of an overreaction. ;) Anyway, that's what I'm finding it hard to deal with. It's funny to me how I was really handling everything fine and still enjoying every minute until my emotions went crazy! Anyone else having end-of-pregnancy psychosis? ;)

post #71 of 102

This baby needs to get out of my ribs. Like. Yesterday. I'm having trouble breathing, she is pressed so high and tight, and it HURTS. If I sit anywhere but on my yoga ball, I HAVE to recline, or I can't breathe, and I can only sit on the yoga ball for a couple of hours a day, because everything down there starts to hurt after a while. And every time I walk up our stairs, I have a contraction. My emotions are so volatile, right now, that my daughter drew a picture of the family "fwooshing" and my little stick figure was crying. I am so ready for this pregnancy to be over, and I'm only 37 weeks, tomorrow. :P


Edited by cabbitdancer - 2/23/13 at 11:36am
post #72 of 102
What's "fwooshing", cabbit?

I've been passing gas so often lately that when DH is joking around with DD and says "who farted?" she automatically replies with "mommy!" It doesnt matter if i did or not since it happens so often. This makes me so embarrassed and frustrated with my body. I try to laugh it off but i just want to cry.

I am sick of the the headaches. I've been getting them a lot this week. Its hard to focus on much when my head feels like its going to split open.

I hate having to force myself to get things done. All i want to do is sit on the couch and i'm sick of myself because if it. Speaking of which, i need to get up and finish the laundry (and shower and do the dishes, blah).
post #73 of 102

I was going to post copies of the pictures my daughter drew, but was trying to figure out where to post them. This, sunshinelove, is "fwooshing," after my daughter erased my tears:

 

 

 

She changed it again. When I reacted with feigned horror at the "green stuff" coming out of my body, I was reassured that it was grass, which had not yet been completely filled in. But the look on my little stick figure's face definitely fits the image of green ooze spewing from my chest and rear:

 

 

post #74 of 102

Cabbitdancer, glad I'm not the only crazy crying 37-weeker! And those pictures are priceless...

post #75 of 102

Cabbit - those pics are adorable!!!  What a wonderful, strong, pregnant female - even though you're frowning.

 

Still pretty teary over here - but lots of happy tears with all the new babies in our group!

 

New vent (very closely related to my previous vent) - I'm going through too much TP.  I need to buy more tomorrow. 

post #76 of 102

Didn't think I'd have two vents in a row... But here I am...

 

When I was plowing my driveway, a neighbour came over to say hi.  I hadn't seen her for a couple months, but DP has.  She commented how I was only a few weeks away from my due date.  I agreed.  She said, "well, you're not very big" which always pisses me off, but it's such a nice day out, I don't want anything to get me down, so I just smiled and nodded (despite feeling like the belly was getting in the way while on the quad...) 

 

Then she said that DP had told her we were hoping for a homebirth and I confirmed it.  She said, "so when we hear screams, we'll just know you're having the baby."  I said, "I seriously doubt it."  And she replied, "Oh, you don't think so" but really smugly.  I felt like slapping her.  When I repeated that I didn't think it would go down like that, she just kinda laughed and said, "Oh, you'll see."  Ok.  <sigh> 

post #77 of 102
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Originally Posted by scruffy too View Post
Then she said that DP had told her we were hoping for a homebirth and I confirmed it.  She said, "so when we hear screams, we'll just know you're having the baby."  I said, "I seriously doubt it."  And she replied, "Oh, you don't think so" but really smugly.  I felt like slapping her.  When I repeated that I didn't think it would go down like that, she just kinda laughed and said, "Oh, you'll see."  Ok.  <sigh> 

 

ug i hate those types of silly comments. especially because they're so hard to shrug off when you're feeling super pregnant and sensitive. i had a similar experience today, at a local homebirth meetup no less, where all these moms were telling the pregnant moms-to-be so many things with such certainty and authority. eyesroll.gif

 

"oh, labor contractions are different from anything else you've ever felt. you'll KNOW!"

"don't even BOTHER to use a pull-on wool diaper cover on a newborn. it just won't work!"

"you really can't use a high efficiency washing machine to clean cloth diapers."

 

etc etc... all these perfectly valid observations were being rattled off as if they were chiseled-in-stone facts to these first time moms.

 

sheesh, how long till we figure out that all experiences are different in this being-a-mom business? all any of us can ever do is say "this is what worked for me," but none of us can ever say "this is how it is."

post #78 of 102
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all any of us can ever do is say "this is what worked for me," but none of us can ever say "this is how it is."

Amen, LF!

 

Scruffy, if she pulls that stuff again, just tell her it will probably sound like you're making love, and to get ready for sex moans.  Maybe that will shut her up.

 

It seems to be true in most cases, anyway.  Many a time I've found DH in bed, watching something on his iPhone that sounds awfully "suspicious."  And then I hear a baby cry and know it's just another homebirth video.  lol.gif

post #79 of 102
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Originally Posted by buko View Post

 

It seems to be true in most cases, anyway.  Many a time I've found DH in bed, watching something on his iPhone that sounds awfully "suspicious."  And then I hear a baby cry and know it's just another homebirth video.  lol.gif

Very true!!

post #80 of 102
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Originally Posted by buko View Post

Amen, LF!

Scruffy, if she pulls that stuff again, just tell her it will probably sound like you're making love, and to get ready for sex moans.  Maybe that will shut her up.

It seems to be true in most cases, anyway.  Many a time I've found DH in bed, watching something on his iPhone that sounds awfully "suspicious."  And then I hear a baby cry and know it's just another homebirth video.  lol.gif

LOL buko!! That would definitely shut up the neighbor wink1.gif. And i know what you mean about the birth videos--the home birth ones definitely sound a bit sexual.
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