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rolling over in bed is a monumental event these days! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
how about you ladies? what's hard that you didn't expect!
 

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This, isn't my first time but rolling over in bed still gets me...<br><br>
So does waddling when I walk, or having trouble getting up from my favourite chair... and feeling breathless....<br><br>
The thing I hate the most though is the lack of energy... I am finding it very hard to be the active parent that I want to be...
 

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Yesterday I got out of my car and could literally feel my pelvis split in half. It sucked! Then I had to waddle in to the bank.<br><br>
I so don't remember this with my daughter.
 

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Everything.<br><br>
Getting out of the shower.<br><br>
Rolling over in bed.<br><br>
Getting up from bed.<br><br>
Carrying my 2 year old.<br><br>
Walking from one end of the house to the other.<br><br>
Bending over.<br><br>
The list goes on. My belly is huge.
 

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Bending over to pick things up.<br>
Going more than an hour or so without peeing during the day, and 4 or so at night.<br>
Making it through a day without a nap!
 

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Since this is my 9th baby I don't think anything has surprised me since I have experienced it all so many times before <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I didn't think it would be so difficult to go without an ultrasound! I had a 20 week scan during my first two pregnancies and at the time dh and I were in total agreement that we we felt really blah about it. So this time around I thought it would be easy-peasy to decline. When my doctor asked if I wanted one, I said no, and she agreed it was unnecessary. But I'm shocked how stressed I actually am about it! I did NOT think it was going to be this difficult but I find myself convinced that something is terribly wrong with the baby and we have no idea because we never took a peek. Aaargh!!
 

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I can't believe how winded I am just by rolling over in bed!<br><br>
And I am surprised by how decrepit I feel when I have to get up and shuffle to the bathroom. None of my joints want to straighten into a standing position.<br><br>
I kept dropping my pen under my desk yesterday at work. I never would have guessed how challenging it would be to retrieve it. I should keep it on a string!
 

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Getting out of bed, not to mention rolling over. Putting on my shoes is hard too. I also keep knocking things on my counters over with my belly, something I am usually totally unaware of doing until it spills all over the place.
 

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Hi girls...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy"> Debbie Downer here. Read on if you dare. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
The physical part I am used to with this being our 4th baby. I am still struggling with the emotional aspect of pregnancy after losses. I still feel like I am "getting away with something" and each day feels closer to "getting caught." Even though our losses were all 1st tri miscarriages, I cannot shake the feeling that my body is going to fail her. I never could have predicted or imagined that I would still be having this much trouble at 8 months.<br><br>
Sigh.....I just want to meet my baby and close this chapter of my life.<br><br>
Amy
 

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Putting my damn socks on. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I do remember that from the first time, though.
 

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Rolling over in bed sucks!!! It wakes me up and then I can't get back to sleep again for hours!<br><br>
I never know if the thing I'm eating will cause heartburn - it appears totally random, not like with my first two (spicy and sour were a sure bet, everything else was safe).<br><br>
Waddling - I did NOT waddle with my first two!<br><br>
Round ligament pain - didn't have that at all either...<br><br>
Exhaustion... so total and complete, I'm tired the moment I get out of bed...<br><br>
That heart-pounding sensation - even when I'm tired and sleepy, my heart still pounds madly sometimes, for no apparent reason.<br><br>
I could go on. I'm really tired of being pregnant this time... I'm 32 weeks along and it seems to go on forever... I'm trying to savour the moments when I feel well - because I DO love being pregnant at the same time... ykwim?<br><br>
Anyway, it's my third and quite possibly last, so I'm done complaining!!!<br><br>
A.
 

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Rolling over in bed is a joke!
 

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<span>I have pretty much the same responses as all of you mamas do!! (rolling over in bed, getting up from a chair, climbing into the car, walking in general, bending over, putting on socks and shoes, carrying my 2 year old - who by the way is pretty big (both tall and in weight) At least after reading all of your responses I feel "normal". haha. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"></span>
 

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Lugging around my 30 lbs. almost 2 year old has been interesting. This is my third pregnancy so I've figured out pillows for support in bed, etc. at this point for maximum comfort but I still hate the sciatica pain, the hip pain, the rib pain, the pelvic pain, etc.! Literally within minutes of my other two children delivering I had immediate relief from all this pain, it is just a lot to lug around all the time in such a confined area and it is only going to get more intense until delivery!
 

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Being intimate with hubs..and all is going well..and it happens...<br><br>
1) Having to go potty<br>
2) heartburn/indigestion "hang on sweetie, time for a Tums...lol"<br><br>
3) a cramp.. toes, legs or dreaded hip cramp. Nothing to ruin a mood like screaming... "grab my toes and pull" or " punch my hip, it's locked up on me."<br><br>
4) or baby decides to "act up" and punch me. "We're not alone in here"<br><br>
This time around all of this seems to be new to me. I just dont remember any of this with my other pregnancies.<br><br>
I warned you! I just wondered if anyone else was having these probs too. Im so thankful that hubs is so patient with me. I love him so much!</div>
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I'd be thankful just to get some time with DH. He hasn't touched me intimately since I started showing at 3 mos - one of those guys that just can't DTD with a pregnant woman. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> I'd give anything for a little heartburn or a leg cramp if it meant I was getting some.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'd be thankful just to get some time with DH. He hasn't touched me intimately since I started showing at 3 mos - one of those guys that just can't DTD with a pregnant woman. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> I'd give anything for a little heartburn or a leg cramp if it meant I was getting some.</div>
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Awww, bummer, remijo. When I was about 5 months with our first, dh told me, "I only like you as a friend right now." I was devastated! Then, after baby was here, I told dh, "I only like YOU as a friend right now." It was a long time before we stopped being "just friends" between his squeamishness and my new mommy healing and hormones. Since then, he has gotten over it and gets while the gettings good! I hope your dh comes around.<br><br>
Amy
 

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every week i just keep getting bigger, i was hoping it would come in spurts<br><br>
being on bedrest, the rolling over part is hard, but atleast it's the only thing i have to do<br><br><b>jtrt</b> i'm with u on the loss issue. both my losses were around 13w, so i was a wreck till my 20w u/s this time, and then to be dx with cervical issues at 22w has now completely ruined any remaining joys of being pg
 
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