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September Chat Thread - Page 2post #21 of 1059/6/13 at 2:26pmpost #22 of 1059/7/13 at 7:09pmOk, can someone explain to me why heartburn only strikes at night? Last night, I was ok when I went to bed, but then I woke up probably a dozen times choking on bile. One time I barely made it to the bathroom before I threw up.
This morning, I was waking up slowly, laying in bed and talking - no problem. I figured that's because I hadn't eaten in hours. But then I had sausage and orange juice for breakfast - heartburn inducing foods for sure - and laid in bed to talk to my husband, and no issues. I had a hot dog for lunch, and laid down, and nothing.
Then I went out to dinner with my family, did some shopping, came home and set up our new fish tank, and laid down. (Our bedroom is right off the living room, so DH and I tend to lay on the bed when we're talking.) My doctor told me it was best not to lay down for an hour and a half after eating, but it had been at least two hours. So we're talking, and my MIL comes over and we're hanging out, and suddenly, at 9pm the heartburn strikes. I had to suddenly sit up just to breathe.
Why? If I eat foods that I know can cause heartburn, and I'm laying in bed, why would it not actually cause heartburn until night? Especially if, at night, it's been more than two hours since I ate?post #23 of 1059/8/13 at 3:42amSorry, Michelle, I don't have any explanation for you, but you have my sympathy! I have actually had it easy so far as far as heartburn goes! A few times a week I get the burning acid feeling in my throat at night and thasts it. But, the third trimester is just around the corner and I'm sure I'm going to start feeling crappier soon! I'm eating all the red pasta sauce I can get while I can
On Thursday was my 28 week appointment with my midwife, and I was a bit concerned about the crazy amounts of cm that I'd been having this week, so I asked her to check in case it was something else and she did a few tests, and even she thought I had a lot of cm, but fortunately that's all it is. So, looks like I'm going to be wearing panty liners for the rest of this pregnancy . Next ultrasound is at 28 weeks!! Can't wait till this pregnancy is done!! I'm so stressed about this baby, I just want him here safe and sound. I've never felt like this before and it's really wearing on me
Yesterday was our usual crazy Saturday run-around, trying to cram a week's worth of errands into two days. I took my kids to Ikea (sigh), but got all the major things for baby's room. I can't wait to put it all together and post pics! His room will be pale blue with grey, yellow and red accent colours. Then, we got home and my two year old refused to take a nap (double sigh), so she played with baby clothes while I napped on the couch. Then I did 5 loads of baby laundry, and ran some more errands. Can't wait to put all those itty bitty clothes away! I just have diapers left to strip/wash and organize.post #24 of 1059/8/13 at 5:37am
Hey, all! Stopping by real quick to offer hugs to everyone.
Michelle, I am so sorry about your heartburn! I have no answers...so far I have not experienced this symptom. I am still coughing/puking up phlegm every morning, but no heartburn. I feel for you!
Lidamama, glad all went well in your appt. I understand your desire to have the baby here safe and sound! I have had periods of real worry. I think it is because we are having a lot less ultrasounds this time around. In fact, as long as all is well, I don't think my midwives recommend another one.
Eric's Mama, hope you got that stain up!
As for me, I finally went to Motherhood Maternity. My first maternity clothes shopping of this pregnancy. I got a couple of t-shirts, and a nice, lined nursing bra and a nursing camisole. I then bought some more affordable nursing bras at wal-mart. It is a bit earlier than I expected to buy nursing bras, but I need new bras now....plus, I have started worrying about wearing too much underwire. Not sure if it is really something to be worried about, but when I saw how much my current bras are indenting my skin, it made me wonder if it might have an affect.
This weekend I also had a crazy breakdown, all emotional and crying, scared about having another baby, being able to mother another child well....I think I am really worried about mothering a daughter....and well, in the end, I was just really, really tired from a fun, but exhausting day...so I woke up the next morning feeling fine (thank the heavens). But I do need to journal about some of these fears, explore them now so they don't rear their ugly head during the birth.post #25 of 1059/8/13 at 10:49amThread Starter
I hear everyone on the worry while waiting...I'm actually feeling better now than I was before, so hopefully I'll just feel more and more positive and less and less worried! He's a friendly baby, his movements are pretty gentle still and he's getting responsive to touch and sound. Kids have all felt him move and they love it.
I'm feeling more pregnant. I woke up this morning for the first time feeling achey in my back, slow, heavy, and getting out of bed...I just felt BIG. : ) I had baby stuff all set up by this time in my last pregnancy, but right now it feels too soon- I have three and a half months left!! I'm excited that my mom may come visit for my birthday in November and can come to some kind of shower or party for me : ) Did I already express excitement about that here? Well, I'm really excited. Then she'll come back in January but not sure when I want her to come. I think my husband will be home until the 20th so maybe she can overlap him a little? She said she'd come for two weeks!! So baby should be about 5 weeks when I'm on my own driving kids around- not bad. I don't go back to work until end of February.post #26 of 1059/8/13 at 11:29am
The last 24 hours have been worrisome for me. I went to church yesterday morning and it was so hot. I drank 2 bottles of water during church. Came home, tummy was all rock hard and uncomfortable, and I felt like throwing up. I laid down without eating any lunch. A couple hours later and a few more bottles of water, I finally felt like eating and didn't feel like throwing up. My tummy was still rock hard but no bleeding or pain to speak of, just this constant tightness. By 3 o'clock I decided I should drink more water and sleep and see if the tightness would go away. Sometimes over the next 3 hours, the tightness would be gone, other times, I had a rock hard belly. At 6 pm, I called the urgent on call doctor just to be sure it wasn't something more serious. I explained my symptoms and the dr. thought it was just Braxton Hicks contractions because my babies are likely growing faster and stretching my uterus more. Told me to drink more water, lay on my left side, and call me if there was any bleeding or I could come in and be evaluated at the labor and delivery unit. I stayed home, kept resting and drinking water. I didn't even get out of bed until 12:30 pm this afternoon because my tummy was still doing the rock hard thing whenever I would stand up. Laying down it seemed to subside. First time mom of twins, I think I am just reading too much into how my belly feels. Ugh. When the real thing happens, I hope I recognize labor for what it is.post #27 of 1059/8/13 at 2:31pmThread Starter
Sounds like you responded perfectly to me, lilac! Well done, good job listening to your body and taking it easy. I think this is the time when our bellies/babies/pregnancies are just more obvious and present in more ways. If I notice my belly being achey and tight after a day of doing too much, I'm sure you would feel that twice as much with twins. Take it easier all around...lying about when you can is a good thing!post #28 of 1059/8/13 at 8:08pm
Lilac, I agree! perfectly normal response... in fact, I'd say it was calm and measured! I'd probably have gone it, doc's tele-advice be whatever! :) I, too, have been having CRAZY Braxton Hicks. Defiantly more often and tighter than in previous pregnancies! They start in the AM, and get progressively worse through the day. By four pm, there is no hope of me being able to bend over to do anything. Rock hard, lasts longer than it says it should online, lol, and very frequent. I don't think it's hydration for me... but I've been pushing the fluid anyway, which makes me pee, which makes me contract, which makes it hard to move, which worries me a bit, which means I do very little that I don't have to do, lol.
Michele, I have had awful heartburn, too! I was told to sleep on a wedge pillow or elevate our bed 4-6 inches. I haven't managed to do so yet, but I know when I suffered from reflux as a kid, it helped A LOT. Laying on your left side should help some, since that puts your stomach below your esophagus... Oh wait! That's pre-pregnancy- so your stomach is...um... maybe... up....over... hmm... and there (I think) you have why this occurs in pregnancy! Your stomach is moving around and not obeying rules! Plus, when we lay down, the weight of our babies presses on all our organs more. Sleeping on a wedge/elevated should, though, as gravity still plays by the rules. Last pregnancy, Papaya Enzyme tablets were very effective at keeping it at bay. This time around, they don't touch it. Mine also occurs nearly solely at night. I hope you find some relief... or at least that this is a temporary phase!
AFM, I am SO SO so so so so very grumpy today. I woke up about 4:30am, couldn't sleep. Completely congested from allergies, heartburn raging, then feeling "woken up" from peeing fifty million times (okay twice) in the night, I just couldn't drift on back. By the time church rolled around I was in a 100% foul mood. I wore "whatever the hell I wanted (actually thought this in my head as I went through several changes of clothes)", showed up whenever I wanted, and even sat in the narthex and did not participate at all. I didn't want to be around people! Didn't help that I had several people comment that I was "ready to pop" and one told my belly (face to belly) "time to come out now!" Follow that by a day of biting dh's head off, wanting to throw the children out the window, and contemplating ways to get rid of our dogs... yeah, I was not pretty. :( I snoozed during THE BEST football game (something I wanted to watch) then woke up worse than just grumpy- grumpy and tearful! So, combo of lack of sleep + hormones makes me A BASKETCASE. I really should have just left the kids and dh at home and gotten out for some "me" time. Probably would have helped them all.post #29 of 1059/8/13 at 8:19pmThread Starterpost #30 of 1059/8/13 at 9:59pmI'd like to join the grumpy club too, please! AllI want to do is nest in peace and here I'm stuck parenting my two kids who are batsh@t hyper from being indoors all day, but every time I go to the park or pretty much anywhere I immediately have to pee and they spend the whole time "mommy mommying" me to do stuff for them. Don't they get that the park is meant to be a BREAK for me?! So I spent the day running away to the nursery and doing things while I waited for the kids to find me
And I have another question: why is it that kids only get sick in the middle of the night? Getting woken up at midnight does not bring out the best in me...tonight my 4 yo woke up with a crazy red itchy vagina...probably a yeast infection, but could be a UTI...so I sent DH to the 24hr pharmacy for canesten and some Benadryl. Hopefully they help...that was 45$! It's 1am and we're watching Daniel Tiger and waiting for sleep. In 5 hours I get to get up and go to workpost #31 of 1059/9/13 at 2:38am
Lida - I wondered a few times why it's always in the middle of the night on the weekend . Seriously DD gets sick exclusively on the weekend and then we have to go to the emergency doctor on duty across town instead of our lovely pediatrician right around the corner!
Ladies, I'm so sorry for all of you suffering heartburn. I don't remember having it with my first pregnancy and only a couple of times with this one. But yesterday for the first time, it went on for several hours. Wow heartburn really sucks...
As to hormones, I'm giving DP a lot of warnings about how hormonal I feel on a particular day so he lowers his expectations and distract DD from her moody mama. Sleep is my number one priority these days because my threshold for freaking out just drops so low on days I did not get enough rest. Also I've been listening to the hypnobabies relaxation CDs an I have to say, those relaxation methods are helping me get a grip. When I feel like this , I'm putting my tongue behind my upper teeth, slowing my breath and focusing on relaxing my neck/upper shoulders. It helps. Sometimes.post #32 of 1059/10/13 at 3:27amYeah, LilyKay, we spent 4 hours trying to see a walk-in doctor yesterday because of course DDs doctor was impossible to reach. And then the doc we did see was a doddering old man who didn't want to see "down there". That was fine by me though, because I only came for them to do the urine sample so we know one way or another. If its not a UTI than I know what it is so the doctor couldn't have told me anything I didn't already know.
Then, in the afternoon, I stopped into the consignment store with DD who was feeling much better and found a thick sleeper to go under the carseat cover for the baby, and a really warm grobag sleepsack too. Woohoo! Those things are freakin expensive new.
Last night I had my first episode of pelvic girdle pain. Ouch! Lucky DH was home to help with the kids bc I could barely walk. So I sat and folded itty bitty diapers I have a basket for newborn and one for 10lbs-18lbs. The bigger ones are all washed and put away for later.post #33 of 1059/10/13 at 2:39pmHey Ladies! Its been awhile- hubs back in school and I haven't had any computer time. Its such a relief to see everyone's complaints and woes- sometimes I feel like the only person in the world who isn't a blissed-out pregnant lady. Nope. And as my mother said, when she saw me this weekend "oh my. I can't believe you have 4 more months!". Thanks, ma. Feeling big enough. What is pelvic girdle pain? I might have it. BH? Definitely, this time. I just feel the stretching and soreness at the weirdest times in the weirdest places! Yesterday the whole day my pubic bone-area felt like it was rolled over by a truck (and not even on the inside, somehow. it was SO strange). Indigestion? Sort of: I kinda had a freak out when my midwives and homeopath friends suggested I might be having gallbladder issues. But the only thing to do was an ultrasound that required a 6 hour food and water fast, and whatever intense scanning it is they do of the area, so I opted not to. There isn't anything to be done in pregnancy, anyway, and I figured none of the above sound very good for baby.
Here's something strange, though- when you are having a boy, arent you supposed to have more boy-hormone related hair problems? I haven't had to wax this whole pregnancy (and I usually do like, once a week!). Am I getting it wrong? I could swear that whne I was having a girl I had a mustache that woulda made a Greek man proud...post #34 of 1059/11/13 at 12:56amQuote:Originally Posted by roisin32
Here's something strange, though- when you are having a boy, arent you supposed to have more boy-hormone related hair problems? I haven't had to wax this whole pregnancy (and I usually do like, once a week!). Am I getting it wrong? I could swear that whne I was having a girl I had a mustache that woulda made a Greek man proud...
That's what I thought too. But with both pregnancies, I've had thicker hair, way less body-hair and after the first trimester, good skin. Actually other than be a lot more tired this time around, I'm not noticing much difference!post #35 of 1059/11/13 at 3:54ampost #36 of 1059/11/13 at 4:14amI think the way you react to the hormones just varies from woman to woman and pregnancy to pregnancy (and sometimes doesn't change), and doesn’t have as much to do with the baby’s sex as we tend to think. My pregnancies have all been pretty similar to each other. It did seem like my first one cleared up my skin more dramatically than the rest, but in retrospect, I think it's just that the acne never came back as bad as I had it before kids.post #37 of 1059/11/13 at 6:07ampost #38 of 1059/11/13 at 6:15am
Today's the day! Starting the nursery room! My husband has taken the day off of work to help put the nursery room together, which I honestly don't know if I could do it all by myself. We are going to first paint the room with Yukon Sky. While that's drying, we will be building the Bambi Baby nursery set that we bought. After the walls are completely dry, we will hang all the decorations to go along with our DD's butterfly room theme. Once it gets closer to my due date, we will stock up the room with millions of diapers and make sure all the baby clothing is put away and organized. I can't believe it is all starting to come together. I am so excited!!post #39 of 1059/11/13 at 10:25amQuote:Originally Posted by nholofencer
Today's the day! Starting the nursery room! My husband has taken the day off of work to help put the nursery room together, which I honestly don't know if I could do it all by myself. We are going to first paint the room with Yukon Sky. While that's drying, we will be building the Bambi Baby nursery set that we bought. After the walls are completely dry, we will hang all the decorations to go along with our DD's butterfly room theme. Once it gets closer to my due date, we will stock up the room with millions of diapers and make sure all the baby clothing is put away and organized. I can't believe it is all starting to come together. I am so excited!!
That sounds great!post #40 of 1059/11/13 at 11:36amDon't know if anyone else is a cheapo like me but now that it's September most stores have the summer clothes. on clearance. I got 7 outfits, 2 skirts, a swimsuit and a coverup for $35 in 6 mos size at Target the other day. I think between that and a few other things I've picked up at a thrift store I'm covered for summer clothes. I've made most of the stuff I want for the newborn/0-3 mos stage. I just need clothes for 3-6 mos range still. We need to finish this move so I can get back to sewing! Having two months to be able to move out of one place and in to another is not a blessing...its just taking forever for us to get everything in the new place.
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