NAUSEA! yes, I've still got it too..less than before but everyday between breakfast and lunch it hits. Blech!
Opermama, We jssut got back form traveling with two toddlers. 6 hours car ride each way. My 3yo was GREAT but the 16 mo was miserable and made everyone else miserable with him. This kid has lungs like no one else I've ever known. LOL. Good luck. The travel bit will be over before you know it and you might surprised at how *easy* it was most of the time.
Lila, Sometimes, our bodies just need a break. I understand feeling unproductive but also feeling too tired and lazy to do anything about it. It happens in waves for me...like two days of supermom, super cleaner/organizer, and three days of internet browsing on my arse, dishes piling in the sink, and ordering a pizza. I try to forgive myself.
SOOOoooooo, camping mostly sucked for me. But my kids had a good time. The youngest woke every 20 minutes the first night wailing to nurse and because there were so many families around us I couldn't just let him calm himself down so I nursed him, which led to terrible repercussions: he wouldn't let me unlatch and sleep. Once I gave him the nipple, he wanted it all night long. Lots of screaming. So my DH took him on a drive and let him sleep in the car two nights. Which meant that we got only a few hours of sleep. One night my DH didn't sleep at all, and we had a long hike to do the next day. I was so exhausted that I had an emotional meltdown just like a toddler in front of all my friends. Camping and hiking in a very crowded place isn't good for a pregnant woman. I had to pee every 30 minutes. There was no where private to pee. I cried like a baby because I thought I'd pee my pants on the hike. It was miserable. I lost my 16 mo when I was trying to cook and he wandered away in the campsite. A ranger found him far away. I didn't even know he was missing. Then my 3 yo ran away to hide when he didn't want to eat what I'd cooked. I've never lost a kid in my life. That is how tired DH and I were. Freaked me out!!!
Last night, I had restart the whole night weaning process again. 1.5 hours of "on the brink of death" screaming. Yes, but he did finally go snuggle up to me a fall asleep. And he woke very cherry and happily nursed in the morning. So I know this will not kill him even though he tries to convince me of that at night. Poor thing.
Besides all that, I am terribly constipated. I always am a little constipated but now I haven't gone in two days. I ate a bunch of beets like a week ago that hasn't come out yet. That is pretty bad. I take stool softeners, magnesium, and probiotics daily. I'm increasing my kombucha and yogurt daily. But still things are painful. I don't know what the hell else to do. I'm going to see a naturopath for the first time on Monday. She is wicked expensive and I'm hoping hoping hoping she can help me.
Wife to my Sweetness and Light, DH (03), WAHM to DS('01), DS('11), and DS('13). Encouraging mothers everywhere to write for their lives. Expecting our fourth and final baby( It's a GIRL!!!) in January 2015.