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post #41 of 70
Rynna - I am glad that my w/d is in the basement! I remember the laundromat trips - hated them.

Okay - actual pregnancy question....do preggo UTI/bladder infections feel the same as non-preggo UTI/bladder infections? I have had a lot of non-preggo ones...and I don't THINK I have one now -but my lower abdomen/uterus/abdominal muscles are sore today - like only when I walk around, I am fine while sitting. Everything feels achey and sore...: That is not a symptom I have had with UTIs before, and peeing feels normal.

I just want to rule that out. I think it might be from having sex the other night. since those muscles haven't been used that way in a while...or it could be my ab muscles trying not to give up the ghost, or my uterus stretching...
post #42 of 70
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA I think I just answered my own question....

I told DH about the aching...and he looked at me and said, "well try and lift both knees up." Which I did...and it felt like I had worked out too much.

Seems it was the sex after all...:
post #43 of 70
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Originally Posted by AdinaL
I told DH about the aching...and he looked at me and said, "well try and lift both knees up." Which I did...and it felt like I had worked out too much.

Just wait till you're further along. Muscles can get pretty sore.
post #44 of 70
I love my midwife

21week appt today, measuring right on dates and everything great (she told me not to worry at all about low placenta, its a bonus its posterior and at 18mm I am already ok for a vaginal birth In the UK we have a free healthcare service and homebirth is a legal right but the downside is you could have any midwife turn up for the birth My midwife really wants to be at our homebirth and is going to make sure she is oncall for me from 37weeks , this means so much to me isn't she great
post #45 of 70
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Originally Posted by AdinaL
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA I think I just answered my own question....

I told DH about the aching...and he looked at me and said, "well try and lift both knees up." Which I did...and it felt like I had worked out too much.

Seems it was the sex after all...:

It SUCKS being on pelvic rest. I was kind of happy about it at first, but now between the dreams and just not having anything for so long.............Off to bake more brownies

I hope everyone is feeling better today. I am going over to my friends house and we are going to sew diapers and bake. She has the most adorable 1 y.o. twins.

I finally got my box of stuff from Old Navy.com that I ordered on Thanksgiving day and they sent me my order twice. One box even had a Banana Republic skirt I didnt even order in it. I need to call them this morning and see what I need to do now. If they decide to let me keep it (yeah righ ) i'd be happy to gift the extra velour pants here
post #46 of 70
Hi all

It's been a very hard couple of weeks online in another group I'm on (Allison K will know what I'm talking about) so that's pretty much all I can think about, but I'm pretty sure everything is okay with baby. I have another u/s on Jan 9 to follow up on the minor kidney issue which chances are will not even show up on the next one, but we'll see. I'm drinking a tad less water this time before going, I don't care what they say-- my bladder will be plenty full without me having to be in constant pain during the car ride which can't be good for me (last time I couldn't find the place b/c it's in some apartment complex and there's no sign-- I had to pee behind a dry cleaners I was so desperate-- not going to repeat that experience in frigid Jan weather).

Tomorrow I go to the dermatologist -- I had had these wierd huge pimple type things on my eyelid that were not like normal pimples, but I was pretty sure that was what they were b/c I had one that came and went away, then got another while MIL was here. She kept bugging me to do something about it, put something on it, which I didn't do feeling instinctively it would be worse. But I finally said I would make an appointment with a dermatologist to get her off my back, since I wanted to start seeing one yearly anyhow to have someone tracking my moles, many of which are hard for me to see. We have skin cancer in my family, so I think it's prudent of me to start doing this. Getting an appointment with a dermatologist on a day convenient to me entailed a 6 week wait (oh, and I love the fact the answering machine says, if you have an emergency, call 911-- gee, thanks for the tip, ha ha, I guess there are no dermatological "emergencies"), and of course the pimple thing is long gone. I never told MIL (now gone back to Mother Russia) that it was going to be a wait so she probably thought I was ignoring her again, oh well. But I was right, it went away on its own and was probably a pimple. Geez, I just rambled on about my skin blemishes, sorry. This pregnancy has given me quite a few and the last one didn't-- wonder if that means it's a girl.

I'm also going to the chiro tomorrow which I don't know if will ultimately make a big difference but I feel better after and if there's any chance it will help avoid a posterior baby I'm going to do it.

We're supposed to have a big snow storm here this weekend, I want to buy DS a sled since we have a nice little hill in our back yard-- I know skiing is not a good idea at this stage (21 weeks), but a little gentle sledding with DS should be okay? Does anyone know?
post #47 of 70
Aprilushka,
When I went for my U/S I did not, not pee for two hours. I waited until about an hour before the appt and slowly started drinking water. About 1/2 hr before I really chugged the water down and my bladder was plenty full by the appt time. It was not as uncomfy yet and they actually had to have me empty it for the U/S.
I too am constantly thinking about the other list. It overwhelms me at times. I just don't understand.
I think sledding is perfectly fine. I have been going out with both of my kids for the past two weeks. Great excersize pullling my 2 yr old back up. I love sledding!! If you are really worried ask your MW/OB.
Allison
post #48 of 70
I would think that gentle sledding is fine. Just not super steep hills with the possibility of hitting anything.

Woke up in a better mood today....now, I need to do laundry until I fall over dead.

But my friend lent me her bread machine- so I may have to make some bread today.
post #49 of 70
I would use the "stop if it hurts" rule when it comes to sledding. If your son is too heavy for you to lift/pull comfortably, don't do it. I can't imagine that sledding would be a huge falling risk... whenyou're sitting down, you don't have the major center-of-gravity issues what make things like skiing or skating more difficult for most people.

Of course, the last time that my mother went roller skating she was 8 months pregnant, and I've done some pregnant roller skating myself. If you're a confident, comfortable skier, why not give it a try? You may have to learn to lean a bit differently than you normally do on the slopes, but you might be surprised at how naturally it comes to you.

I'm in a pretty good mood today, too, except that we have no real food in our house. No cash, either. Ramen noodles for all! This is great for BooBah, who actually needs more salt in her diet than the average person, but it tends to leave me and BeanBean with headaches, and of course Mike can't eat noodles for dinner (too many carbs)... We might still have some fish in the freezer from this summer, though. The kids have also had quite a bit of Pediasure today, thank goodness for that stuff. Here's the worst part of all: I don't want to cook! Not even ramen noodles! Being a grownup sucks today. Well, except for BeanBean's complete fascination with his "lessons." That's pretty kick-ass. ( Adina-- are we allowed to say "ass" here? Because I can stop.... )
post #50 of 70
Oh, I'll make him walk back up the hill ; ). It's not that tall a hill, it's in our backyard.

As for skiing, I'm not very good, though I fall less these days. But we only go once or twice a year and I'm just not that good. Last time I tried it at around 12 weeks and fell on ice and after that I decided I'm not doing it again in pregnancy. I think it's only worth it for those who are pretty good.
post #51 of 70
You can say ass. I say it all the time!
post #52 of 70
I am still reliant on my anti-nausea pills, but this week, after 15+ weeks....I can eat onions and garlic again!!! and I ate rice today! I had some veggie sushi from a place around the corner!! Suddenly, the whole world opens up to what I can tolerate! How amazing. I ran into a doula friend of mine whose pre-natal classes we'll take in the new year, and she said, "Well, welcome to the second trimester!" I've been here for a while, but now that we're in the 22nd week, things are changing!! I wonder if I will be able to slowly decrease my pills at some point!!!? I am not brave enough to try yet, but I love being able to eat whatever I want and the idea that I can stand going to a restaurant!
post #53 of 70
We'd have no place to put a portable washer. : If we had one, we wouldn't be able to do important things like open the oven or refrigerator doors, and I don't just mean while it's running. The scary part is, the kitchen in this apartment is at least twice the size of our old one! :

I had some spotting today. It totally took me by surprise, there was no reason in the world for it to happen... I'm still feeling the baby move a lot, but I'm nervous. Not nervous enough to call the doctor (long distance and I have no idea where my calling card is) but nervous and weirded out. This is an odd time for random spotting to begin, dontcha think?

Ultrasounds-- Do you really have to have a full bladder? Man, that *sucks*. I don't; in fact, if my bladder is too full they'll wipe off the gel and tell me to go pee before they start. Natural bladder states for all ultrasounds, and sometimes I have to pee in the middle anyway (the tech can always tell, and they'll send me ).
post #54 of 70
With my first dd I had to do the full bladder thing for the ultrasound. I was shocked when this wasn't required with my 2nd dd. I think the big difference is in skill level of the tech and the equipment used (I asked b/c I found it so odd!). It sucks to ask a pg woman to down all that water and then hold it! Oh, and my first u/s (the standard 20 week one) lasted 45 min. which they told me was to be expected and the 2nd one (different place) was only 15 min.!
post #55 of 70
I used to have probs with ovarian cysts and always had to drink lots of water prior to those u/s but since getting pg (even at the very beginning early on) I've not had to drink anything prior to any u/s. No mention of it actually, neither before nor during.

It's because the water puffs up the bladder so the sound can go through it, yes? So then does your bladder move aside during pg?

Because I started showing really early too so if so, maybe my bladder got pushed aside early on? I'm seriously short waisted and convinced that everything is getting pushed OUT FRONT since there's no room at all in there. Who knows. It's odd though to hear of them making a pregnant woman have a full bladder -- seems somehow wrong to me. Or cruel.

(Great, and now I have to pee. *laughs*)
post #56 of 70
aprilushka- I have this wierd pimple thing that went out of control too. I'm thinking about asking my midwife if I should wait and see if it clears up or if I should see someone about it. It's almost dime sized right on and above my right eyebrow and has scabbed over and is red. I put some aloe vera on it so maybe that will help, but I also have this lump thing in front of my ear that appeared about the same time and don't know what that is about either. It is hard and very sensitive to the touch. Very wierd. What do you guys think I should do? I think I'm going to have my hubby look at it tonight.

Cathy
post #57 of 70
Oh, this is so weird... I watched the video from dd's birth (well, not birth, right after she was born) and I forgot how HUGE I was at the end!!! All of the sudden it made me feel like I have a LONG way to go, I'm really not feeling that big yet!

Oh, and it should be ILLEGAL to film a mom walking, full-body, one day PP. Seriously illegal! I am still cringing! A full preggo-belly but no baby in there is NOT attractive! Dh looked at me and said, "Can I say 'Teletubbies?'" I seriously had a jiggly teletubby belly!
post #58 of 70
Quote:
Originally Posted by cathysteck
aprilushka- I have this wierd pimple thing that went out of control too. I'm thinking about asking my midwife if I should wait and see if it clears up or if I should see someone about it. It's almost dime sized right on and above my right eyebrow and has scabbed over and is red. I put some aloe vera on it so maybe that will help, but I also have this lump thing in front of my ear that appeared about the same time and don't know what that is about either. It is hard and very sensitive to the touch. Very wierd. What do you guys think I should do? I think I'm going to have my hubby look at it tonight.

Cathy

I saw the dermatologist today, but by now the thing I had under my eyebrow went mostly away. He says it's common to get cysts in the eyebrow area and that the best thing to do to make them go down is to put a wet damp cloth on them for 10-15 min a day. Of course, no picking, poking, etc at it. He said if they hurt really bad or don't go away then one should go in to have it checked out (good luck getting an appointment though-- took me 6 weeks, geez!) In the very worst cases eye doctors remove them surgically (yuck).
post #59 of 70
Well, I've developed a really painful, itchy rash all over my forearms and hands... I've never had anything like this before. Between the rash and the extremely painful dry skin on my face, I think I may lose my mind. I'm also feeling like a wrung out dishrag, I want to do nothing but sleep all day... I'm going crazy.
post #60 of 70
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Originally Posted by BetsyPage
Oh, this is so weird... I watched the video from dd's birth (well, not birth, right after she was born) and I forgot how HUGE I was at the end!!! All of the sudden it made me feel like I have a LONG way to go, I'm really not feeling that big yet!

Oh, and it should be ILLEGAL to film a mom walking, full-body, one day PP. Seriously illegal! I am still cringing! A full preggo-belly but no baby in there is NOT attractive! Dh looked at me and said, "Can I say 'Teletubbies?'" I seriously had a jiggly teletubby belly!
You know what's funny? I felt incredibly hot looking after the birth of my first dd (like the day after). I remember catching my profile in the mirror and saying to dh, "Look at me - I'm hot!". Of course, looking back at pics of me then I most certainly was not, but the difference btwn almost 42 weeks of pregnancy and then after the birth was pretty good (I looked only like 5-6 months pg!). I have some pics of me with dh, older dd, and my new baby a few hours after her birth and my stomach looks really hideous. I've cropped as much as I could of that out of photos I showed the families.
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