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Today 12:18 AM
apeydef So DS is fully weaned. That's a relief but sad too.
I got Braxton hicks bad with my last pregnancy but not really at all
This time around. Although this pregnancy so far has been a lot better. My last pregnancy I had every stupid little pregnancy symptom you can have. My heartburn was so bad I had to take medicine everyday or I would start getting flu like symptoms. This time around a couple tums do the trick. The only major thing this time is my legs and varicose veins are really bad. I just attribute it to getting older, multiple pregnancies, and I also have a lot of stairs in this house. I'm climbing them all day long!
@maof1 sorry you are so miserable.
Yesterday 05:49 AM
edubluv So I've been paying more attention and every time I have the I can't breath feeling my tummy gets real tight. I think that must be my version of BH. Also my hip pain is back in full force. Have had this since the beginning. Ugh.

In other my DS is leaving with his dad for a week. His finally not nursing so he gets to go to Outdoor School this year. My husband is an adult staff at a camp his bro runs. I am sad and freaking out. DS has never left me this long. I grateful for the time to nest around the house after I get off work each day but boy, I'm going to miss him bad.
09-12-2014 03:22 PM
dmariev SPD sucks. So do Braxton hicks, though I just call them da*n contractions, 'cause they hurt like hell. The only thing that calms mine down is a magnesium supplement. And even them it's not a complete fix.

As for the SPD, nothing freaking helps. My doc is trying to get my insurance to approve physical therapy, because at this point she's not sure how much longer I should be walking around.
Big hugs to all you mamas going through pain
09-12-2014 04:44 AM
badwolf092087 Braxton hicks for me feel like a tightening pain in my stomach, worse than menstrual cramps. They get so bad that my stomach is in pain, and like fire is rushing up my spine. I blew up two heating pads so tomorrow we are getting a heating blanket. Hoping it helps.

@maof1 we can also see Maddy's kicks and punches. She's prepping herself position wise for delivery. Keeping her feet high and head low. Is your Sage doing that?
09-12-2014 04:23 AM
maof1 I'd rather deal with Braxton hicks and KILLER Heartburn than to deal with this pain. I know there's no such thing as tmi in this group but even DTD hurts unless it's 1 certain position. Lol! (That's the one part I find funny about it.)
But on the plus side... My little Sage is getting big enough that if he kicks hard enough you can actually see it through all the fat on my stomach! Yay!
09-11-2014 09:46 PM
Harmony96
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SPD is Symphisis Pubis Dysfunction. Basically where the two pubic bones meet there is cartilage. During pregnancy it is normal for it to stretch a little. However for those with SPD it stretches beyond the norm or completely ruptures in some cases. It is extremely painful. It even hurts to lift one leg to put pants on. Can't even roll over in bed without it causing severe pain. Flat out, it sucks!
Yes, it does. I'm pretty sure I had it last time, but only late in the pregnancy. I'm so sorry you've had to suffer with it for so long. s:
09-11-2014 07:30 PM
edubluv
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For me Braxton hicks feel like period cramps or contractions just not bad ones.
I'm going to pay more attention. Heartburn and back pain seem worse than any contractions I may be having.
09-11-2014 07:29 PM
edubluv
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Ugh. That sounds terrible. How'd you know you had it? I hurt in that area if I sit weird or too long. But it doesn't sound like what you are experiencing.
I've been in pain and felt like someone kicked me in the crotch with steel toe boots since I was 13weeks pregnant. At first I though it could just be round ligament pain but looked up my symptoms and found SPD. I asked my midwife about it and she confirmed it for me. The only thing, is that we don't know if mine is stretched beyond the norm or actually ruptured. Not risking my son to get an X-ray to verify which it is.

Ouchers! No fun! Sorry you have to deal with that!
09-11-2014 07:12 PM
maof1
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Ugh. That sounds terrible. How'd you know you had it? I hurt in that area if I sit weird or too long. But it doesn't sound like what you are experiencing.
I've been in pain and felt like someone kicked me in the crotch with steel toe boots since I was 13weeks pregnant. At first I though it could just be round ligament pain but looked up my symptoms and found SPD. I asked my midwife about it and she confirmed it for me. The only thing, is that we don't know if mine is stretched beyond the norm or actually ruptured. Not risking my son to get an X-ray to verify which it is.
09-11-2014 07:09 PM
apeydef For me Braxton hicks feel like period cramps or contractions just not bad ones.
09-11-2014 04:54 PM
edubluv
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My braxton hicks are still kicking my butt. This morning we discovered we have an issue with the new home's hot water heater, so I can't even soak in the tub while they're happening. Also makes taking a bath in general bad because I don't have the tolerance for cold water. So that's todays big project.

My shower is about a week away. Seems like yesterday it was just getting planned. Time sneaks up on us without fail, haha. My (biological) sister has gone baby shopping crazy. It's all items we needed, thank goodness. And I'm still in the process of painting the nursery. Once that is completed, I am done! Just get to reorganize her clothes and furniture and that is it! I ran out of paint quickly, even with two coats of primer to cover the blue walls that were in her room so tomorrow it's off to Lowes for more. As you can see, my life has been boring since the big move.
@maof1 sorry to hear about your SO's grandmother. It's good she has you for company. What's SPD? I'm not familiar with that abbreviation.
Still haven't really understood what Braxton hicks are or feel like. My tummy gets "tight" sometimes but it doesn't really feel significant to me. What has been buggin is being short of breath a lot! Ugh

Sorry about your hot water situation. It's way too hot here right now so I've been taking two showers a day to not feel sweaty. Still like having warm water tho even if I'm rinsing off after a hot day. Hope it gets fixed soon!
09-11-2014 04:49 PM
edubluv
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Originally Posted by maof1 View Post
SPD is Symphisis Pubis Dysfunction. Basically where the two pubic bones meet there is cartilage. During pregnancy it is normal for it to stretch a little. However for those with SPD it stretches beyond the norm or completely ruptures in some cases. It is extremely painful. It even hurts to lift one leg to put pants on. Can't even roll over in bed without it causing severe pain. Flat out, it sucks!
Ugh. That sounds terrible. How'd you know you had it? I hurt in that area if I sit weird or too long. But it doesn't sound like what you are experiencing.
09-11-2014 03:50 PM
maof1 SPD is Symphisis Pubis Dysfunction. Basically where the two pubic bones meet there is cartilage. During pregnancy it is normal for it to stretch a little. However for those with SPD it stretches beyond the norm or completely ruptures in some cases. It is extremely painful. It even hurts to lift one leg to put pants on. Can't even roll over in bed without it causing severe pain. Flat out, it sucks!
09-11-2014 09:17 AM
badwolf092087 My braxton hicks are still kicking my butt. This morning we discovered we have an issue with the new home's hot water heater, so I can't even soak in the tub while they're happening. Also makes taking a bath in general bad because I don't have the tolerance for cold water. So that's todays big project.

My shower is about a week away. Seems like yesterday it was just getting planned. Time sneaks up on us without fail, haha. My (biological) sister has gone baby shopping crazy. It's all items we needed, thank goodness. And I'm still in the process of painting the nursery. Once that is completed, I am done! Just get to reorganize her clothes and furniture and that is it! I ran out of paint quickly, even with two coats of primer to cover the blue walls that were in her room so tomorrow it's off to Lowes for more. As you can see, my life has been boring since the big move.
@maof1 sorry to hear about your SO's grandmother. It's good she has you for company. What's SPD? I'm not familiar with that abbreviation.
09-11-2014 06:30 AM
maof1
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Hope everyone is doing well.
How are you lady?

I'm ok. Just soooo hot and I cannot wait for our Oregon fall weather. The heat just keeps hanging on! Ugh. My classroom is unbearable. I'm also trying to get sub plans ready as well as teach and meet students on my caseload! I'm busy!!! My DS is going to Outdoor School with my husband all next week. I've never been away from him that long and it's making me sad and nervous.

36 weeks on Saturday!
How are you? Things are okay here. SO's granny fell the first of August and broke 3 ribs. Because of the pain meds she was put in the hospital because her sodium levels plummeted causing brain swelling. Her levels are stabilized now by taking sodium tablets 3 times a day. I sit with her every weekday to make sure she is okay and doesn't need anything.
I am dealing with SPD... Let's just say it sucks! Haha. Constant pain.
I feel ya on the heat though as I am in south GA. It stays hot and humid here. Lol.
I'll be 26 weeks on Sunday!
09-11-2014 05:46 AM
edubluv
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Hope everyone is doing well.
How are you lady?

I'm ok. Just soooo hot and I cannot wait for our Oregon fall weather. The heat just keeps hanging on! Ugh. My classroom is unbearable. I'm also trying to get sub plans ready as well as teach and meet students on my caseload! I'm busy!!! My DS is going to Outdoor School with my husband all next week. I've never been away from him that long and it's making me sad and nervous.

36 weeks on Saturday!
09-10-2014 08:14 PM
maof1 Hope everyone is doing well.
09-06-2014 11:52 PM
apeydef Alive congrats on your girl!! Can't believe your that far along already!!
09-06-2014 11:51 PM
apeydef
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Edubluv (can't tag on phone!) my pain is various things. The lower back is the Braxton hicks contractions. There's also the sciatic nerve issue. And the icing on the cake, my "minor" hernia which doesn't feel so minor anymore now that the belly has stretched. I'm learning to cope, even if it means several warm baths a day.

@alivewithyou yay for a girl! Congrats!

@apeydef when your kids go off to school, is it heartbreaking for you? I've seen so many people crying this past week dropping off their little ones. Just wondering if it's beyond their control, or the fact that their little one is going "on their own" for a few hours a day.
Yea it is just bc she's still so young. I cried bc I forgot to get a picture and by the time I went to get my phone out of my car and back to her class they had already started. So then I started crying and felt crappy all day lol I know people that can't wait for their kids to go back to school and I just don't understand it. Sad they can't wait to get rid if their kids.
09-06-2014 11:23 AM
badwolf092087 Edubluv (can't tag on phone!) my pain is various things. The lower back is the Braxton hicks contractions. There's also the sciatic nerve issue. And the icing on the cake, my "minor" hernia which doesn't feel so minor anymore now that the belly has stretched. I'm learning to cope, even if it means several warm baths a day.

@alivewithyou yay for a girl! Congrats!

@apeydef when your kids go off to school, is it heartbreaking for you? I've seen so many people crying this past week dropping off their little ones. Just wondering if it's beyond their control, or the fact that their little one is going "on their own" for a few hours a day.
09-06-2014 09:15 AM
alivewithyou @apeydef : I'm still following along. Been dealing with some digestive issues so pretty worn out and drained from that. I think between IBS and having my gallbladder out this pregnancy is just tipping the scale a little bit. Saw the baby a week ago and she is doing great. Found out she was a girl and I am super excited. Trying to plan a nursery in the midst of all the chaos that is my life right now lol.
09-06-2014 07:24 AM
Harmony96
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Yea I guess that does make a difference. I know I have friends on state insurance and only certain Drs take it and our don't always have a choice uggg. Getting so close though!! I'm getting excited. School has started for my oldest, she started 1st grade, so time will hopefully go by fast. I'm starting to get nervous about having a VBAC though. IDK why? My dr said the chance of rupture or anything is like 1% but I got pregnant only 17 months after my csection so I don't know if that effects anything. Sorry for the ramble.
I got pregnant just four months after my c-section, AND it was a 25-week cut (instead of a 40-week cut) AND it was just a single-layer closure. I had so many things working against me but I was still able to have a successful VBAC. Hoping you can, too!

AFM - had my 28-week appointment on Wednesday. She asked what I had for breakfast and how long ago it was and then checked my sugar (instead of me doing the "controlled" orange drink). It was high-ish, 141. She said I could make an early-morning appointment to come in for a fasting draw and then drink the drink and then take a one-hour draw, OR I could take home a meter and keep a food log and check my sugars 7 times a day (fasting, and then one and two hours after each meal). Taking the meter home sounded like less of a hassle for me, so I chose to do that. A couple of my readings so far have been out of the ranges that she gave me, but only slightly out, so I don't know what's going to happen with them. And I have nearly an identical breakfast every day (maybe varied by an almond or a blueberry or two) and sometimes it is almost "neutral" to my body, and other times it really shows up. So I don't know. But today is my third day of checking, and I can say that I'm "feeling stabby" without it meaning that I want to hurt someone, lol.
09-05-2014 08:40 PM
edubluv
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Yea I guess that does make a difference. I know I have friends on state insurance and only certain Drs take it and our don't always have a choice uggg. Getting so close though!! I'm getting excited. School has started for my oldest, she started 1st grade, so time will hopefully go by fast. I'm starting to get nervous about having a VBAC though. IDK why? My dr said the chance of rupture or anything is like 1% but I got pregnant only 17 months after my csection so I don't know if that effects anything. Sorry for the ramble.
I'm nervous about VBAC too. Not really rupture bc it is only 1% chance of it happening. I'm more worried about failing and having another c/s. The pain from that was pretty much unbearable for me and I didn't have a 2yo at the time. Recovery will suck so much if it happens again. My midwives say my chance for successful VBAC is 80% in their practice. I think that's good odds. Trying to be optimistic. 35 weeks here! Getting so close! I'm done with work Oct9th unless baby comes sooner. Wishing I would have been more active this pregnancy. I'm sure I'll pay for it.
09-05-2014 08:34 PM
edubluv
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I stayed in my bed until noon today, the pain was just that unbearable.

I was wondering how all the ladies are! I thought I was going to miss a lot during the move.

My insurance is state, btw apey. They dictate everything at this point. I had Cigna prior to the forced switch, and would rather give them their yearly cost opposed to the state "freebie" program I get since I'm pregnant. I swear it seemed like a good idea at the time.
What is the pain from?
09-05-2014 01:45 PM
apeydef Yea I guess that does make a difference. I know I have friends on state insurance and only certain Drs take it and our don't always have a choice uggg. Getting so close though!! I'm getting excited. School has started for my oldest, she started 1st grade, so time will hopefully go by fast. I'm starting to get nervous about having a VBAC though. IDK why? My dr said the chance of rupture or anything is like 1% but I got pregnant only 17 months after my csection so I don't know if that effects anything. Sorry for the ramble.
09-05-2014 01:15 PM
badwolf092087 I stayed in my bed until noon today, the pain was just that unbearable.

I was wondering how all the ladies are! I thought I was going to miss a lot during the move.

My insurance is state, btw apey. They dictate everything at this point. I had Cigna prior to the forced switch, and would rather give them their yearly cost opposed to the state "freebie" program I get since I'm pregnant. I swear it seemed like a good idea at the time.
09-05-2014 10:30 AM
apeydef I'm good!! How are you? I saw your post in the DDC already
Things are slow on here lately.
@Kita4
@alivewithyou
@innacircle ( who I thinks due very soon!) you better post something when you have that baby girl!
@Harmony96
Haven't heard from you all lately!!
09-05-2014 01:42 AM
badwolf092087 How is everyone?
09-01-2014 01:05 PM
Harmony96 I love the blue belly handprints!
09-01-2014 08:42 AM
apeydef
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I feel like since your DS wasn't forced to quit he will probably be ok with just being done and helping you with knew babe. I think the same for my son too. Maybe our milk disappearing during pregnancy is really a built in mechanism to get older childer to wean. ;-)
I have thought that too about milk drying up.
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