or Connect
Mothering › Groups › August 2013 Due Date Club › Discussions › ~Weekly Chat Thread for April 26-May 3~

~Weekly Chat Thread for April 26-May 3~ - Page 5

post #81 of 99
QOTD: I'm pretty much living in my Old Navy smooth panel skinny jeans that I got from a friend for FREE! They are so comfortable, they feel like leggings, but they have more coverage than leggings too and I can wear them with any shirt.
post #82 of 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by thecoffeebean View Post


I get that feeling after DTD too- it feels just sort of achy. My midwife with my DD's pregnancy said it's because of the prostaglandins in DH's sperm. 

Ah, thank you!  I learn something here every day.

 

QOTD:  I'm still loving my stretchy Old Navy maxi skirt.  I wore a black flow-y dress for the first time the other day that someone gave me, I have a feeling once it stays warm for good, that thing will be in constant rotation as well.

post #83 of 99
QOTD: my black over the belly maternity leggings from old navy. Comfy and not so schlumph-a-lumph that I can wear them to work.
post #84 of 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by cardigan View Post

schlumph-a-lumph

 

My new favorite word.  lol.gif

post #85 of 99
QOTD it was hot here earlier in the week and I wore one of my new maternity yoga skirts. I know what I will be living in this summer. I think they may be living with the summer clothes when we are done.

100 days to go for me and Bees second birthday. Good day since my parents are visiting. My mother asked where all the cleaning stuff was and cleaned my bathrooms and dried and stuffed diapers then chased the kids around the garden while I sewed a birthday dress for her.

BH are really getting to me and stairs kill me. I keep needing to lie down.
post #86 of 99

I was really introverted when pregnant with DS, especially 3rd trimester.  I was also working a lot and when I got off I just wanted to be with my DP.  This time though, we are relatively new to the area and I still don't know that many people, and I am at home with DS.  So, I am feeling more isolated than introverted... But now that the weather has been pretty nice we have been out and at parks and we are meeting some cool people!  However, I still don't have the impetus to make plans with anyone, I just take it as it comes!

post #87 of 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by GISDiva View Post


I'm just as offended she recommended a really crappy N/A beer.  There are better ones out there.  orngtongue.gif

Lol. My midwife only writes down "medical" stuff. The rest is chatting. I'd think it was weird too.
Quote:
Originally Posted by carmen358 View Post

Ok, this is totally in the TMI category but is anyone else experiencing an uncomfortable vulva area??? It's not painful...more like heavy or slightly bruised feeling....

Quote:
Originally Posted by GISDiva View Post

I've been wondering that too.  It's a weird feeling, but I've started to have that especially after sex into the next day.  Weird.  Good thing there's barely any of that going on lately... *sigh*...

This has always happened to me after sex while pregnant and I was told long ago that it was due to normal increased blood flow to that area during sex. Your blood volume increases quite a bit in pregnancy, so makes sense.

It's fine as long as don't do anything upright after DTD, but it makes me a little uncomfortable after sex in the morning or during the day greensad.gif

Sometimes sitting in a hard chair helps.
post #88 of 99

QOTD:  I was loving my maternity stuff a lot more before I had to start wearing compression hose.  I'll still wear any of it, but I prefer my black pants since they hide the hose the best (I was wearing them as capris, but turned them back to pants).
 

post #89 of 99
QOTD: I have a ambivalent feelings about maternity clothes. I like the old navy yoga pants (thanks for the recc there!) but I tend to hate any panels that have elastic, or that are meant to come up over the belly. And maternity shirts are ugly, and too low cut, and too big on me, but my regular shirts are getting too short. I should just stay in jammies
post #90 of 99

QOTD: I am living in dresses. I have a lot of stretchy ones that are not even maternity and fit well. Also yoga top skirts. It's been in the 90s here and I am swelling- so flip flops and dresses are my go to. 

post #91 of 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by songbirdsparkle View Post

Thanks, ladies. You all are funny. I guess I just see some things as sort if chit chat and then to see it in my chart as though it's a medical issue or something is weird. And she doesn't write that much to begin with. I mean, damn, this is a hyperemesis pregnancy. It's not like she doesn't have plenty else to write about!

Anyway, got a late start on dinner tonight, so I'm about to finish that up. Starting to feel slow in general. Hey-- something else I'm starting to feel that I don't remember from previous pregnancies is a strong desire now not to deal with anybody but my nuclear family. I think if I could get by without leaving the house til August, I would. I have friends who sort of dropped off during my rough first tri and I haven't heard from them. And I'm totally okay with that. I just don't feel like dealing with people. I'm doing this sort of retreating inward that feels right right now. Anyone else experience this?

Re:midwife, I had a similar experience in my first pregnancy where I had this horrible rash called PUPP and also kidney stones and my MW made some comment advising me against induction and not to beg her for one, which I had never mentioned and I was like: that's what you got out of that? I changed to an OB the last day of my 42 week pregnancy. She was always being mean like that and I couldn't take it anymore.
Quote:
Originally Posted by carmen358 View Post

Ok, this is totally in the TMI category but is anyone else experiencing an uncomfortable vulva area??? It's not painful...more like heavy or slightly bruised feeling....I think I remember this feeling close to DD's birth but definitely not this soon!

My cankles are starting to show up too.

The fun part of pregnancy is starting lol thumb.gif

I am having this too and it seems like it started earlyish- like maybe up to 6 or 8 weeks ago? It's not all the time, but it really hurts and is so tender. I wish I had a team walking in front of me holding the baby up and off that area. Ha!

QOTD: I am kind of hating most of my maternity stuff. I really just want to wear some non-ugly shorts or regular jeans or a button up shirt, but I just keep wearing the same stuff that I am SO over. That said, my Old Navy stuff tips my list, too. I have a blue t-shirt dress with white stripes that is so comfy and I can wear more if it EVER stays warm here (weird thing to say in TX in May). And a 3/4 sleeves Old Navy Henley that's blue and green stripes. They fit without being- what was the word of the day schlump-a-lumph? Yeah that!

I had a minor little setback today/last night. My part-time assistant who is a work-a-holic left me am abrupt and bizarre voicemail last night at 7pm saying the job wasn't working out for her and she'd give her written notice on Monday. I was really surprised by the tone, the timing (I hadn't even seen her since Thurs b/c she doesn't work Fri and she kept asking to work late!), and the unprofessional ism of a resignation voicemail. So I took it as a personal indictment of my management style and worried all night with it, agonized more this morning, called her, then SOBBED for two hours over it. Honestly, she wasn't even a very good assistant and I probably needed to fire her, but I took it SO personally and cried to my husband that probably everybody hates me, etc. I feel a lot better after the breakdown, but my husband is worried this goes way beyond the actual situation because of how emotional. Do y'all think this level 5 meltdown was just hormones and stress or are y'all all secretly reading going "OMG, get to counseling immediately!" I am in favor of counseling and all, but was this just a pregnant lady's deal? Thanks for reading if you got this far!
post #92 of 99

Crafty-  Sounds like (my) regular-old-pregnancy-hormones to me.  I can be going through my day fine, not even crying at sentimental things I see or hear, then suddenly, out of nowhere... tears streaming down my face, maybe some choking sobs, sniffles and snorts.  Most of the time I can't tell where it came from, although I can often feel my emotions building before I cry.  Then after a minute or two I feel SO much better.  Weird.  Sorry about losing your assistant though!  I hope all goes well.  hug2.gif

post #93 of 99
Crafty, your reaction sounds a lot like what comes over me with my 2 year old's tantrums. I take it personally, can't detach and just can't shake the inadequacy. I don't think it's much beyond pregnancy hormones but if you start noticing it affecting the quality of your life, it can't hurt to consider counseling. I actually referred myself for counseling because there are a lot of stressors in my life right now and there are days when I simply can't cope. I think the best approach is to be aware of your vulnerability and keep track of whether you're starting to shut down and not enjoy the things that usually give you joy. I think every pregnant mama has moments of being tearful or anxious but not all go on to need outside intervention to function. hug.gif I can definitely relate.
post #94 of 99
Sorry, double post.
post #95 of 99
Crafty, I am sorry your assistant quit on you. I think it's normal pregnancy hormones that you reacted the way you did. Yesterday I cut my thumb slicing a mango, and I was undone for the rest of the morning.
post #96 of 99
Crafty- that is actually kind of a big deal, and pretty upsetting. I think it's a normal reaction to be really upset no matter what. I don't think you need to worry about conseling unless it continues to affect you smile.gif
post #97 of 99
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by skycheattraffic View Post

Crafty, your reaction sounds a lot like what comes over me with my 2 year old's tantrums. I take it personally, can't detach and just can't shake the inadequacy. I don't think it's much beyond pregnancy hormones but if you start noticing it affecting the quality of your life, it can't hurt to consider counseling. I actually referred myself for counseling because there are a lot of stressors in my life right now and there are days when I simply can't cope. I think the best approach is to be aware of your vulnerability and keep track of whether you're starting to shut down and not enjoy the things that usually give you joy. I think every pregnant mama has moments of being tearful or anxious but not all go on to need outside intervention to function. hug.gif I can definitely relate.

yeahthat.gif  sounds like pregnancy hormones to me, but skycheattraffic had good advice.

post #98 of 99

Crafty, I agree it's hormones. I broke down over nothing last weekend and what happened seems like something anyone would get upset over anyway pregnant or not. But yeah, hormones are exaggerating ALL of my emotions.

 

AS far as maternity clothes, I wear a lot of "hippy" clothes with elastic and drawstring waistbands but it is mostly dresses and skirts for me too. Strangely for the south it is still cool here and has yet to stay above 70 for more than a few days. I am ready for warmer weather too so I can expand my wardrobe a little!

post #99 of 99
Thank you all for the kindly advice and sympathy. My husband is so even-keeled and easygoing that I think even my regular, thin-skinned sensitivities surprise him a bit, but the pregnancy stuff kinda is way more than he can grasp. That said, he's been so sweet checking in with me and holding me close. smile.gif I don't know if he knows how good crying feels or rather what a relief it can be. I don't love being a basket case, but I am always grateful for the catharsis of a good cry.
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: August 2013 Due Date Club
Mothering › Groups › August 2013 Due Date Club › Discussions › ~Weekly Chat Thread for April 26-May 3~