It is commonly a pregnancy thing, I've been lucky so far. Sometimes when I stretch my toes I feel my calf start to cramp and stop right away before it turns into a charlie horse! I haven't needed extra pillows for sleep yet but this baby is a night partier and keeps me awake moving around.
February Chat! - Page 2
Engorgement - I am worried about this because last time nursing a toddler saved me so much issues that I'd had with my first. Eventually block feeding saved me with the first but I wouldn't do that initially until you know your supply etc.
Pubic bone pain - anyone have it? I'd been doing so well but it hit full force last night. It hurts to move. I had it bad with my last :-/ hoping to get to the chiropractor today.
Magnesium! I'm sure it will help me! I was taking a whole lot before pregnancy to prevent headaches and PMS; I don't know if my diet is deficient in magnesium or I just need more than most people, but I found that the supplement helped a lot. Then I stopped taking extra because the midwife said it could be dangerous; I've only been taking what's in my prenantal, which I only took twice in the past week because I've been lazy. So I just took a magnesium pill now. My left calf cramped yesterday morning and hasn't fully let go since. Maybe walking on ice aggravated it.
I've been having public bone and hip pain after I walk in deep snow or slush or on ice, apparently because of my legs sliding sideways. Other than that it's not been too bad in the past few weeks.
DD1's 3rd bday party today! Mellow with just close family. I got good sleep last night so I shouldn't be crabby and my regular jeans still fit me today! Unbuttoned of course, but small victories right?
Can you believe that the furthest along of us are entering the third trimester now?
I haven't been having pubic bone pain, but can feel the bones shifting around, both in front and back, when I walk. It doesn't hurt, but it feels disturbing! With my first pregnancy I had pubic bone pain; with my last it was all sacroiliac joint (in the back), and I think that's going to be more the problem this time, too.
I still apparently don't look pregnant. I worked half the night with two ER nurses before they realized, and that's only because I said something about being pregnant! This is my 4th! I'm supposed to be showing about 3 seconds after conception! But apparently that's not me. (I'm sure that if I'd been wearing maternity clothing and not scrubs that it might have been more obvious. Scrubs hide an awful lot. But ER nurses... they're supposed to notice these things!)
Ocolet - very cool you are still able to surprise people :-)
Bailey - happy birthday to your oldest! And yey to still wearing your unbuttoned jeans! Have you tried the hair elastic thru the button hole trick? I'm extending mine that way, or at least I was until last week when my weight gain finally caught up to the mat clothes sizes I wore last go around.
My leg cramps are a lot better. Must have been the magnesium. Thanks!!
I feel so big and so tired. I'm at work now and tempted to take a nap on the floor. My boss is a guest lecturer in Australia for a month, so that gives me some leeway--although I am supervising 3 people and should be available if they have questions, the reality is they don't have questions very often.
I am wearing my biggest, most comfy maternity outfit today for the first time this pregnancy. It's dark purple, so I think of it as my eggplant suit. I feel like an eggplant--very tight in my skin.
26w3d here and feeling great! My husband says I’ve been moving around a lot more in my sleep, but I wake up feeling fine. He on the other hand moved to the couch last night because I was keeping him up I’ve been gaining like 2lbs a week lately. I’m kinda freaking out about that, but know that I’m eating (mostly) healthy and will soon be back to walking every day. (The weather has been extremely cold for over 2 weeks now and too icy to walk safely outside.) I really think May is a great month to have a baby. When we’re at our biggest, the weather will be the most beautiful (at least in my part of the U.S.). I’m always very motivated to walk and work in the garden beginning in late March.
A lady at work just noticed I was pregnant today. Not sure how she missed it since I announced it in September and have been walking around with a basketball on my belly for the last month and a half. She did remark that my protruding naval should have clued her in, once she learned I was pregnant. LOL
~~When do you ladies consider the start of the 3rd trimester. The opinions I see online seem extremely varied.
I've been having lots of the pubic pain as well. It's worst getting out of bed and I haven't really spent much time outside walking in the snow.. but the gym actually seems to have been helping with it, just bike/elliptical and sometimes hills on the treadmill.
I had a little bit of leg cramps last night, they were terrible last time around and nothing really helped much. I drank what seemed like gallons of water and they still inevitably came in the middle of the night.
I've had mixed reactions about being pregnant; some people notice, some people ask impertinent questions, some people apparently just assume I'm really fat. It's been special this time around.
My legs and one foot have been threatening to cramp a lot but haven't been actually been cramping anymore. I've noticed that my legs are just more tired but I wonder if that is just from being weaker from being sick.
I've been bummed feeling like I just can't seem to enjoy this pregnancy at all. I'm trying but I either have waves of sickness, or illness, or just easily winded and exhausted. The last few days I have been so constipated that I get nauseous whenever I eat! I don't know what has caused it because I opted not to take my antibiotic. The constipation (I think) is causing my heartburn to be worse than normal. My zantac is only working until I lay down. Even if I take it 1/2 hour or so before bed it doesn't help.
I just dont want this to be a long third trimester. The weather should be warming up, projects should be wrapping up, is it too much to ask to not feel like total crud the lastb13 weeks?!
My baby has a favorite spot too. Actually all my babies liked the same spot. Always curled up on the right hand side. Makes it really easy to find the heartbeat....