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6 months pregnant and already uncomfortable

post #1 of 36
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Anyone else already feeling uncomfortable? I feel like a beached whale when I lie down and forget about getting up. That is already becoming harder to do. I have shortness of breath and my belly hits the sink when I am trying to wash dishes. The bathtub is becoming impossible to get out of and trying to pick up objects off of the floor is becoming harder.
What's everyone else having trouble wirh these days?
post #2 of 36
being pregnant in general. I hate being pregnant.

I feel sick, bloated, exhausted, short tempered, achy, and sick of being punched in the gut and kicked in the cervix.

I'm so greatful that I can have children, but I seriously loathe being pregnant and I can't wait until August so that I can be done once and for all.
post #3 of 36
Well, on the exciting side of things I found that I can now identify some parts of the baby (or at least tell what's baby and what's not) but on the down side of that, I also have feet in my ribs almost constantly. I also have a baby who is a gymnast and is continually trying to move, which I'm finding a little uncomfortable.

I also can't bend to get things off the floor, am having trouble with socks and tying my shoes (when will the warm weather come????) and get easily "puffed"! It's kinda funny.
post #4 of 36
I'm feeling uncomfortable, too. Ani always wants me to sit on the floor and get up and chase her and it is getting harder and harder to do so. Although she always brings me a pillow to sit on when we do puzzles.

The baby's movements kind of drive me crazy, too. I hate to say it, but it makes me feel kind of seasick.
post #5 of 36
oh whine, whine

I'm measuring 35 weeks and have a long way to go. I'll let you know what a real whale looks like!
post #6 of 36
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oh whine, whine

I'm measuring 35 weeks and have a long way to go. I'll let you know what a real whale looks like!
Hey there! I've been there, done that, I know how that feels! I'm measuring alot bigger than what I am too, although not quite 10 weeks bigger. My uterus is so stretched out from having my twins that it will never be the same again.
I feel for you though, the last month was the worst with twins for me.
post #7 of 36
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Originally Posted by Twinklefae View Post
I also can't bend to get things off the floor, am having trouble with socks and tying my shoes (when will the warm weather come????) and get easily "puffed"! It's kinda funny.
I'm lucky in that way down here in the hot cliamte, I've been wearing my Birk flip-flops for over a month now. It's sooooo much easier than shoes and socks.

I'm having trouble sitting on the floor without plopping myself down. And getting up is more of a challenge because I can't use my abs. I am definitely bigger with this pregnancy, but I guess that's pretty normal.

Besides that, I feel good. I don't mind the baby's movements at all, it reassuring for me and gives me a chance to "play" with her and communicate. But then again, I love being pregnant. : If I hadn't started at 30, I'd have a bunch of kids!
post #8 of 36
I feel huge and bulky. My lower back aches and burns constantly. My pubic bone pain is getting worse. I still have to pee too much. I get full faster, but I'm eating more often throughout the day. I'm sick of eating. I've finally experienced heartburn and I don't like it.
post #9 of 36
I have trouble getting up, and lots of trouble bending down. I am constantly telling people who are walking with me to go more slowly (doesn't work so well...)

On the up side, I am being more active (nothing strenuous, but not a couch potato any more) and I do have my appetite back.
post #10 of 36
I'm definitely uncomfortable already. I've begun making noises every time I get up. I told DH this evening that grunting actually seems to make it easier to stand up LOL

I have bad sciatic nerve pain, I can't bend over and am so glad that I can slip on shoes now.

We went for a walk this afternoon and I totally over estimated what I could do. I wasn't contracting but my belly felt SO hard and SO heavy and I was in alot of pain! I managed to get where we were going (nearly 2 miles) but DH had to turn around and go get the car so I could ride home.

On the plus side, I love being pregnant. Even through all the uncomfortableness. I love feeling the baby move. I love having excuses for not doing things! And I haven't had my pubic bone pain this time...? It was awful with my first pregnancy and e.x.c.r.u.c.i.a.t.i.n.g. with my second. I assumed this time would be the worst...? And it hasn't even barely bothered me. Just a little here and there. Wonder why that is..
post #11 of 36
Oye, I hear ya! I wish I had not started out with all this extra weight, it makes me feel like crud. I still am kind of enjoying the pregnancy though, feeling the baby moving is amazing, I could totally do without the pelvic/back/sciatic pain though!
post #12 of 36
yep im starting to be less than plesant as well......
post #13 of 36
I'm still feeling mostly OK. I think it helps that I gained a ton of weight after my last baby, so now I weigh about what I did at 9 months with him. I've gotten used to carrying around more fat than I used to have, so the baby's not making that much difference. :
post #14 of 36
I'm up late and sooo uncomfortable. I have a hernia that only bothers me when I'm pg and it has been very painful the past week or so. Any time I bend over, squat, or lift OUCH! I'm sitting here with ice on my belly and the baby doesn't like it much, I don't think. I've got to remember to go get a belly band...
post #15 of 36
we were at a restaurant yesterday and sitting in a booth was not very comfortable... it is the whole sitting up really straight, i need to slouch a little so my belly doesn't ache!
post #16 of 36
I remember vividly how uncomfortable I was that last month of pregnancy (both times) compared to what I felt like at 6mo. I'm now the size of that last month, and I think, just how much more uncomfortable is it going to get.

Thankfully my ankles just started swelling and not as early as before.

The last couple nights I've woken up for no reason and just cannot get back to sleep. I get up and go pee but then get back in bed and toss and turn. Then of course I wake up in the morning feeling tired.
post #17 of 36
I am quite uncomfy here too.

I am ready for it to be time for baby to come out...and I realize that, though it is getting close...I still have quite a few weeks to go! *sigh*.

--I think I am measuring big too....but I usually do. I think my uterus is in a funny spot..always! I have not been measured since about 21 wks though...and I am 27now. At 21wks I think I was measuring at 25 or something. Hmm. Maybe I should go measure myself! Now I am curious.
post #18 of 36
i have been in constant pain for months now, my stactia (sp?) nerve is KILLING me, my pubic bone aches/burns, trying to put pants on standing up is a huge NO NO now bc it hurts/burns like HELL, ooo and here i thought i escaped heartburn but thats reared its ugly head, by the end of the night i need to have dh help me get up off the couch and it takes me a few min for every thing to get place in place/settle to move and/or walk.

i'm actually measuring right were i should be but i feel like a darn beached whale majority of time....UGGG i cant wait for August!
post #19 of 36
I am feeling pretty good unill the heat starts! It is getting hard to find a position to sleep in but not tooo bad yet!
post #20 of 36
So sorry all you mamas are feeling so uncomfortable! I'm one of those 'sick' mamas who LOOOVES being pregnant and enjoys every minute of it!! I guess that is why I keep getting pregnant! LOL
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