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Um, wow...this is pregnancy

post #1 of 36
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Hello all! I tell you, my second trimester was a dream! I could take on the world, climb the highest mountain, swing from the rafters, etc. And then suddenly--boom!--full-on pregnancy hit me like a ton of bricks. Really, it's been creeping in during the past week or so. I'm starting to feel tired all the time, just like the first trimester. But the fatigue has brought a new friend along: back pain. Plus, achiness in my legs and shoulders. I tell you...I shouldn't have taken the second trimester for granted.

I exercise and stretch regularly, but I swear, the only activity that truly relieves my discomfort is prenatal yoga. Otherwise, I am definitely getting to the point where I can understand why some women say, "I just want my body back!" and "I'm getting kind of bored with pregnancy." Now, I don't want the little guy to debut before he's ready--by all means, body, ache away for the sake of my baby. But, my god, I am so uncomfortable.

Anyone else starting to feel this way?
post #2 of 36
*raises hand*

Yes I can second that. My faitgue now seems worse than first tri... I can't seem to do anything at all by time I get home and I have to fight all day to stay awake and focused at work...

Plus my hormones have decided to attack my skin and I have a lovely rash covering my legs and arms... my dermatologist has gotten it more tolerable, but he says it won't go away til after I have the baby.

I don't want DD to come before she is ready, certainly not before 37 weeks at least. But boy getting my body back will be awesome. lol
post #3 of 36
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Originally Posted by dayxday View Post
I am definitely getting to the point where I can understand why some women say, "I just want my body back!"
I miss having range of motion, being able to go for more than 15 minutes without a trip to the bathroom, full "elminiation" in one shot (none of this having to pee as soon as I stand up to pull up my pants), eating food without worrying about it creeping back up later in the form of reflux and heartburn, having a normal sex life, being able to get out of bed without pain, being emotionally normal, being able to enjoy sleep...

I am there!

Hang in there... we are almost there!
post #4 of 36
I've just started waddling, mostly because of my sciatica, but its so annoying. DH keeps giggling at me when I get out of a chair or sit down or move in a random way that's awkward. Thankfully I have more energy, but the first and second trimester sucked, so maybe its evening out for me?

I'm ready to just give birth and be done with it, because I'm slightly nervous. Mostly because its unknown what'll happen and I have a slightly irrational fear of the unknown, but am working on it. Especially cuz I know DH will be exactly what I need during labor and that everything will go smoothly.
post #5 of 36
I'm not a huge fan of pregnancy to begin wtih. So, yeah, I'm definitely ready to be done already- for my sake, anyhow. (It is of course not for my sake, so... 12 weeks to go!)
post #6 of 36
Ugh, me too! I can't wait to be done, and I've been that way for several weeks now! My back hurts, and the only thing that helps is taking a hot bath to relax.

I can't wait to get my body back - but I find myself worried that it will never go back to the way it was. I was always so comfortable in my own skin before I got pregnant, and now I just feel fat and ugly and awkward. My boyfriend loves my pregnant body, which is good, but I have no sex drive (I mean none - just thinking about sex or a penis makes me want to vomit) so I can't wait for that to come back, I used to want sex all the time!! My boyfriend is also sure that my body will go back to normal and I'll be able to fit my pre-pregnancy clothes again, but I'm not so sure. I was so tiny before this, and now I have a huge belly, and I'm afraid that labor and delivery will spread out my hips more and give me a big butt. I know, I sound so vain - I'm a tomboy so I feel like I shouldn't care so much but I really liked the way I used to look!!

Ok, I'm done venting now.
post #7 of 36
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I'm afraid that labor and delivery will spread out my hips more and give me a big butt.
I am actually ok with the spreading of the hips... I was built like a pole before I had my first and then got a little bit of hip... then with my second was almost where I wanted to be... now I hope I can get a feminine curve going. I am afraid of thats going to happen to my boobs. Pre kids I was a full B almost a C. By the time I was done nursing my second, I was a nearly A. After this one I am going to have to find an inverted bra... : I like having small boobs because they dont get in the way and its easy to make T shirts fit but anything other than tees look funny.

LADIES... DO NOT PUT OFF THE CHIROPRACTOR ANY LONGER!!
I promise you it will help so much. I put it off for so long and finally when I couldnt lift my leg to put my pants on I went. Its super affordable and makes all the difference in the world.

I want to be able to shave my legs or remove my gnarly toenail polish without having to hold my breath.

I would LLLOVE to be able to walk through a shop without knocking things over with my belly, ass, or purse (because it sticks out farther than it normally would now that I am not skinny anymore) it would be nice to stop tripping over things!

I have 94 days left. I know a lot of you have even less time than I. We are almost there!
post #8 of 36
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Originally Posted by MrsSoup View Post
I've just started waddling, mostly because of my sciatica, but its so annoying.
Me too
post #9 of 36
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Originally Posted by Jannah5 View Post
Me too
me three. well I start out like frankenstein every time I get up from a chair and it eventually becomes a waddle.
post #10 of 36
I never lost my first trimester exhaustion. The MW gave me a B12 inejection a few weeks ago that helped a lot but I never did have a breezy second trimester. Now I'm having terrible problems with my right hip joint. The pain was coming and going but lately it's coming more and going less. There are times when I'll get up from laying down or sitting and I seriously cannot walk because the pain is so bad. That's not a fun thing when you're bladder is about to burst! I almost made DH carry me to the bathroom the other day before I wet my pants! I'm all weirded out about getting my old body back too. I want to enjoy being pg, I really do but I'm tired of feeling fat, ugly, and in pain. These next two months are going to be looooong. At least the holidays are there to break things up.
post #11 of 36
I woudl really like to be able to get up out of bed without groaning and having to turn over.

And sleep. Sleep would be good. And while I'm wishing, for my DD to not be quite so destructive since she's been driving me nuts today... :
post #12 of 36
I'm right there with you, on top of it all I've had allergy problems the past 3 weeks and have felt like crap. My biggest complaint is my pubic bone and pelvis pain, I can barely lift my right leg. Yoga helps a bit I've noticed, but even that class, that I LOVE has become a bit painful. I'm wore out, starting to get occasional swelling, which I had from about wk 18 with DD, so I'm glad it held off till now, but its not fair, DD started sleeping through the night about the 2nd trimester, and now i cant sleep
post #13 of 36
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Originally Posted by thyra View Post
...and I'm afraid that labor and delivery will spread out my hips more and give me a big butt.
Oh great--no one told me about that!
post #14 of 36
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Originally Posted by acory23 View Post

I want to be able to shave my legs or remove my gnarly toenail polish without having to hold my breath.

I would LLLOVE to be able to walk through a shop without knocking things over with my belly, ass, or purse (because it sticks out farther than it normally would now that I am not skinny anymore) it would be nice to stop tripping over things!

I have 94 days left. I know a lot of you have even less time than I. We are almost there!
I realized last night was the last time I'll be able to shave my own legs, without drowning myself in the tub trying to accomplish this feat.

Now I have to prep DH to start helping again. Thank god I can still put on my own socks and shoes at this point
post #15 of 36
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I realized last night was the last time I'll be able to shave my own legs, without drowning myself in the tub trying to accomplish this feat.

Now I have to prep DH to start helping again. Thank god I can still put on my own socks and shoes at this point
I stopped trying to shave my legs!! They are so horrible I can't bear to even look at them - even though the only time I can see them is when I sit to go to the bathroom (sorry, TMI) or when I take a bath. It's miserable. I'll have to ask my boyfriend to help - but how does it work to have someone else shave your legs?? Our shower is pretty small and both of us don't fit, but we do have a bathtub so I guess that might work??
post #16 of 36
Shaving cream?

I can still shave my legs, it's a little awkward, but I'm alright.. clipping my toenails is a whole different story and DH did it for me a little bit ago... I think I need to ask him to do it again. lol
post #17 of 36
I am ready to be off this emotional rollercoaster. My son had to buckle my heels for me on Sunday. Usually I shave sitting down, but now I have to stand and put my leg on the side of the tub so that I can reach. I also prefer to trim my bush occasionally. But forget that. The last time I tried I kept cutting myself.
post #18 of 36
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I also prefer to trim my bush occasionally. But forget that. The last time I tried I kept cutting myself.
Ditto... DH is a trooper... if you know what I mean! Poor guy needs a machete to navigate. LOL

DH offered to help shave my legs... I had to respectfully decline on the basis of ... well, he is used to shaving his face which is like being a lumberjack really. He has a tough beard. I am afraid I would pull back a bloody nub. DD has been offering to do my toenails for a while.. I finally took her up on it. She actually did a great job. I was pleased to see that she actually learned from watching me.
post #19 of 36
I am going in to have my legs waxed after Christmas this time. The last 2 times I just let it go, because who cares? Yeah, well I cared AFTER the birth when I never had a minute to do it. I may even have my bikini line done, that way if I should require surgery again, I won't need them to shave me again. That was worse than the staples. I swear, 2 years later I still have ingrown hairs along my scar.
post #20 of 36
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Originally Posted by thyra View Post
I was so tiny before this, and now I have a huge belly, and I'm afraid that labor and delivery will spread out my hips more and give me a big butt.
This has not been my experience. My hips didn't get wider in labor, they actually went back in after DD was born, though ever so slowly.

A chiropractic adjustment helps this too.

Though I don't think things go back to exactly the way they used to be.
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