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post #21 of 106
Wow, I'm so impressed by how active so many of you are! I'm flat-out just taking my 5yo to and from pre-school, looking after my 3yo, looking after the house, doing my pre-school committee volunteer work, and getting ready for bub. I'm on my feet quite busily most of the day, and I feel like my crotch is going to fall out, but that's not exactly exercise. Unless you count walking all over Ikea as exercise. I could be taking walks with my 3yo, but at her pace, I'm not sure that would really count as exercise either. :/ I love the idea of aqua-aerobics, but I have no one to look after my 3yo and we're coming into winter, with only outdoor pools around (that's how we roll in Australia). I do have an exercise bike, but the idea of sitting on that little seat is painful. But you've all inspired me; I'll give it a crack (hopefully not literally) this week. smile.gif
post #22 of 106
My exercise is walking my 2 year old to and from the nearby park most days. Then I sit while she plays. The house is a mess, I have a million things to do (and energy for none of them) and its getting hard going upstairs to pee. Ugh. 33 weeks, and feeling like 38 for like a month now. I hope this kid cooks faster than big sis! I'm simply sooooo done :-/
post #23 of 106
You guys are all awesome. My exercise consists of house work and yard work, and grown up time with dh, all of which I do quite a bit. It is not however aerobic. Except maybe today, when I dug up all the jeruselum artichokes in my front garden and replanted them along my back fence. It was sweaty work :/
post #24 of 106
Well, I hadn't slowed down with my gardening and considered that good exercise with all the squatting to weed and such...until tonight when my back went into spasm mode when I was lifting a pot full of dirt. *sigh* Can't win. I have a walking buddy at work, we usually walk a bit over a mile at lunch time, lots of hills. However, I have been having HUGE BHs by the end, so I am going to have to change our route or something.
post #25 of 106

I ran until about 20 weeks and then I was just too tired and it was very uncomfortable. I do a lot of gardening and housework and chase my almost 3 and 6 yo around so we are still pretty active. I walk a lot too. My back is starting to hurt though a heating pad helps a good bit.

post #26 of 106
Anyone have evidence of colostrum yet? I can't recall when it came in with my later kids, but I remember clearly discovering it on my birthday with my first, about 10 weeks before he was born. I'm 32wks now and despite the nursing toddler have been unable to express anything whatsoever for quite awhile. I still can't, but she's been nursing more the last few days which makes me wonder if there's something there, now... Or maybe she's just extra clingy! (she's definitely been that!)

After high BP readings with my MW yesterday, I asked a MW friend to check when I was at her house tonight. 112/74! Whew. Slightly higher than in the last couple months but very healthy. Will be keeping an eye on it (where is my cuff??), but relaxing in that there's likely nothing sustained happening.

I think my fussy, clingy toddler is finally asleep AND fully detached. Now I guess it's my turn, as long as this heartburn stays away. :/
post #27 of 106

I noticed colostrum last month and boobs are really full and hard. I've even had that "let down" feeling which freaked me out a little because it's never happened this early. DS stopped nursing about a year ago. 

post #28 of 106
I've got nothing and a fairly eager toddler. I'd love to get some colostrum into her and get her to actually nurse rather than latch and just sit there
post #29 of 106
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Originally Posted by yoma2468 View Post

I noticed colostrum last month and boobs are really full and hard. I've even had that "let down" feeling which freaked me out a little because it's never happened this early. DS stopped nursing about a year ago. 

Same here.  Actually, the fullness seems to come and go, but yeah.  I've actually had random let-down feelings throughout the whole pregnancy and they surprise me every time.  Lol... And I haven't done this in five years!

 

I'm hoping this is all a good sign, it was a huge struggle with DS... :(

post #30 of 106

I haven't noticed anything - but I have had what felt like mild letdown. I am afraid I'll look down at work one day while doing some training or a presentation and I'll have 2 big wet spots lol 

post #31 of 106
Thread Starter 

I have had colostrum crusties on my nipples for at least two months now.

When I was pregnant with Bee and nursing Monkey, something came in around 32-34 weeks and he was so thrilled to have something there again.

post #32 of 106

Still nursing a few times a day here. I can express a tiny bit of colostrum, but most of the time it seems like there is milk. Is that supposed to be the case? I didn't think both could be there at once.

post #33 of 106
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Originally Posted by LeighPF View Post

I have had colostrum crusties on my nipples for at least two months now.
Oh, maybe I have colostrum too, then! I didn't realize that was what the crusties were.
post #34 of 106

I have a little something when I try and express.  And now that you mention it, DS has been actually nursing a little rather than just hanging out on the boob...

 

I have been feeling very belly-full all day long, yet still hungry at meal times which just makes me feel MORE full after I eat.  Also, mild BH all morning.  I really wanted to go for a long walk today, but I am not feeling up for it.  Bummer. 

post #35 of 106

I have had a little bit of the crusties for a couple of months now, I think.  I haven't tried to express it or anything.

 

Tonight I had to extract a tiny little tick from DS's upper inner thigh (what a spot for one) while he was rolling around on the floor finding the whole thing hilarious.  I may have permanently strained something with all the contortions required to reach it. wild.gif lol.gif
 

post #36 of 106
I have had colostrum crusties for awhile now, too. A month? Two? Last night I kind of flicked some of them off and I noticed a thick, fresh droplet bloom in it's place. Great! My milk took a week to come in with DS and it was quite an ordeal!
post #37 of 106
Are all of you with colostrum currently nursing? I've never had anything before birth--at least not that I've noticed, and it takes about three or four days for my milk to come in.

Reading through our DDC posts, I love the theme that's arising--heaviness, readiness. Reminds me that the end is near--although I'm not sure what I'm really counting down to--baby's arrival or the end of HG forever.

I didn't post this earlier, but after a week and a half off my meds, I started throwing up everything and losing weight again. Couldn't even keep down water. So I hauled it in to the doc to get my prescription refilled and I am doing better. I even managed to do one more performance this past Saturday. I sat down most of the time, but I was actually surprised baby cooperated and stayed down off my diaphragm enough to allow me to sing for an hour without losing breath. The clients were super nice to me and thankful I could make it. I did feel massive though! After i had finished singing through the cocktail hour (all i was contracted for) I almost cried when a rep from the company asked me if I would like to stay for dinner-- I looked down at my huge belly and asked "don't I look like I want dinner?!" Lol. So I had Caesar salad and steak, and now I am on maternity leave--officially! :-)

It's super hot here every day, but my kids have been really patient with staying indoors all the time. I think my memories of this last trimester will include lots of Keva blocks and organic nectarines--and Orangina!!!

So besides getting all colostrumy and milky, how are the rest of you doing?? :-)
post #38 of 106
Hi ladies, beach vacay last week and just catching up. :p
 
Crafty, I am right there with you.  Going up and down the stairs is exhausting for me these days. :p  I don't do anything for exercise.  Last time I did and when it wasn't aggravating my SPD, it gave me nasty diastasis recti.  So I decided this last time I will take it easy and just focus on trying to keep up with the kids/house.  I can get in shape after the baby is born...
 
My heartburn is picking up too ladies.  I think I shouldn't eat ANYTHING after about 7:30... :(
 
I haven't noticed any colostrum, but I never noticed it before...
 
songbirdsparkle, sorry about the HG going on and on. :(  Glad you were up for the dinner at your event!!
 
Baby is popping out a lot lately - DH says I look much bigger.  And THANKFULLY that comes with less pressure on my poor ribs.  I've been looking forward to this for months now. :)
post #39 of 106
Woohoo, Calladona! I'm jealous of your beach vacation! But I'm glad you had a good time. :-)

Going up the stairs multiple times a day wears me out too! Our last house (during DD's pregnancy) was a ranch with a rarely used basement, so I'm not used to this two-story with basement conundrum. It seems like I'm constantly needing something that's on another level of the house! Sigh...

I started seeing a chiropractor- first time ever for me- yesterday after having some lower back pain this past week. Two adjustments in and my back feels 90% better!! I am waiting until after my adjustment tomorrow to learn the cost of keeping up with chiropractic care for the rest of my pregnancy. The chiropractor I'm seeing specializes in pregnant women- so I'd like to keep seeing him through the end if the cost isn't too prohibitive. We'll see... Has anyone here seen a chiropractor for general pregnancy preventative stuff?? I.e., good positioning for pelvis, baby?
post #40 of 106
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Originally Posted by thecoffeebean View Post
Has anyone here seen a chiropractor for general pregnancy preventative stuff?? I.e., good positioning for pelvis, baby?

 

I haven't, but I'm about to call one.  I've probably always needed a chiropractor, but my weekend back "injury" (nothing serious, but ouchie for a day or two) along with the referral I got from my midwife last week for one not very far from me was the kick in the pants I needed!  This baby does not like to hang out head down, so we'll see if we can make it more hospitable.

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