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I didn't see one of these this week...<br><br>
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Things are okay here. I feel like time is crawling by, but oh well! I am trying to keep myself busy.<br><br>
I have had some horrid back pain..that is getting worse and worse. It is starting to make it hard for me to move in certain ways, which is really making it hard for me to do the normal things that I do...like clean when it is my turn and get things done <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: . *Sigh*.<br><br>
I have noticed that baby has been moving less over the past week or two. I have also noticed a change in the feel of the movements... I am hoping that means it has grown fond of an anterior position rather than the posterior postitions chosen by my first two <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ....I still feel it move a lot, just not the crazy movements it was making before!<br><br>
How is everyone else doing?
 

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I'm doing great, very productive lately. I'll be 25 weeks tomorrow and have a prenatal appointment. We're moving from NC to AZ (I am so not looking forward to that drive) in less than a month and movers are coming to get our things in 2 weeks. I've been keeping busy which is probably why this pregnancy is flying by for me.<br><br>
Right now, I have no major complaints. Even my constant, annoying back pain is manageable as long as I don't think about it. My baby is getting more and more active everyday!
 

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I'm feeling really good physically. I got my energy back, not 100%, but much, much better than before. We're also moving, less than a mile away from where we live now, but it's still pretty busy. Dh is redoing the hardwood floors and painting right now, so I'm getting ready to start packing - ugh! I just hope he gets us in before the baby gets here, or I will have to kill him. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hammer.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hammer"> The new house is twice as big as what we have now, and boy do we need it! Our current house doesn't even have a storage closet and we are really really cramped.<br><br>
At any rate, Luna is moving around a lot. When I get stressed or tired, she rolls up in a tight little ball. Walden didn't do that, so it's a new experience. I think she is more in-tune with my emotions. Which is pretty interesting. Poor baby, I'm a naturally nervous person. I hope she doesn't turn out to be the same neurotic mess that I am. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut">
 

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26 weeks here....i can't believe we are almost in the third trimester! insane!!!<br><br>
physically i am fine. no aches or any swelling so far... it is getting harder to bend over in the garden or try to sit up in bed from laying down flat. i am getting a little acid reflux when i bend down too much, but it isn't too horrible.<br><br>
emotionally i am pretty stressed out. i just found out, through an email that my sister-in-law and nephew bought tickets to come and see us at the same time as my due date (july 26th to the 8th of august). she didn't call and ask if this was fine with us, she just went ahead and did it and then informed me ONLINE! i guess my mom had told her that it was a BAD idea and that we had no room for them in our house. but she did it anyway! and the thing is, we really aren't that close, we barely communicate!my dh is really pissed off about it, and i sent her an email with links to the hotels and B&Bs near us and told her that i would make her a reservation at whichever one she liked. UGH!!
 

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23 weeks here and feeling pretty good. I walked around the mall last night and had some serious back pain afterwards. It took me by surprise because I'm used to walking around the theme parks all the time and then this made me hurt. It seems like lately I like to go to stores that have carts so I can lean on them when I am shopping.<br>
My little guy has been kicking alot lately. He has changed his pattern though. He used to kick me alot in the evening and stay quiet in the morning, now it's the opposite. I got a little scared yesterday though because I went to a Japanese steakhouse for dinner and drank 3 glasses of sweet tea and then felt really really sick for a while afterwards. I didn't feel him move for the rest of the evening which worried me sick. I kept thinking somehow, the tea had hurt the baby. But, this morning, I have felt him a little, so I feel ok again.<br>
It is getting harder to wake up in the morning and go to work too. I am just having a hard time waking up in the morning. To make getting ready easier, I went and had my long hair cut up to my shoulders yesterday. It feels alot better and will be so much better to take care of. I don't think DH likes it even though he said he did. I think he liked my hair better long.<br>
Well, I hope everyone has a good week!
 

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Hello Everyone!<br><br>
I'm 25 wks now, I can't believe we're almost 3rd trimester either! I'm almost kind of dreading it because I have felt so great the past while that I'm worried about becoming uncomfortable what with getting bigger and the hot weather coming.<br><br>
No complaints other than the seemingly CONSTANT pubic bone pain.
 

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I am heading towards week 24 and have now informed many coworkers, sport team members, etc, last batch tomorrow. Then I am all public I guess and can start asking people about what they did for maternity leave. Also no need to drape jacket round my waist anymore <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> dh says he is looking forward to having a family == wife+baby not just wife, to hang out with (we already enjoy the cat's company so should be even better right!). I want to square away the birth location soon but I am still travelling lots for business so maybe next week. I had to pay lots of bills for tests whose meaning and purpose is still kind of vague to me and so I am annoyed at the ob/gyn again. I should just go for the midwife finally but it will cost me more so not in a hurry for that reason too.<br><br>
I am thinking about cutting back on sweets to help the little one out (prevent diabetes?), but had been enjoying cake for a while <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'm 25 weeks, 1 week past the age of viability. i don't anticipate any problems but it's still reassuring that this baby could now make it without me.<br>
all of a sudden i can feel baby's hiccups. it's cool, but annoying after 48 hours nonstop.<br>
dh has a week off for the first time since christmas so we're rushing around getting stuff done. yesterday we went to the baby consignment store and got stuff for ds and the new baby. not knowing the gender sure makes it hard to pick a coming home outfit!<br>
it seems like the bigger my belly gets the bigger ds's obsession with it gets. i'm not enjoying it that much, especially when he keeps putting his sharp little fingers in my tender belly button... i might get a bella band just to make him stop.<br>
and my huge news is that i finally gained 5 pounds. everyone was getting really concerned about my lack of weight gain, so it's really great to see the needle on the scale move. i think it was the skittles that did it. i may have to continue skittle treatment. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
i hope everyone is well.
 

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<b>Eden</b>, I think you are being a better sport than I would be about the SIL. I would outright tell her it was a bad time and she should reschedule for about 3 or 4 months later.
 

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<b>piepie</b>- i have had a variety of friends and family members tell me the same thing! even offers from my good friends (who aren't my SIL biggest fans to begin with) to give her a phone call and a piece of their minds!!! i have not heard back from her since i emailed her with info on hotels..... maybe that is a good sign???
 

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i am having some body image issues. i can't fit into any pre-pregnancy bottoms any more. I do have a bump that is visible when naked, but I don't think I look pregnant: I think I just look fat. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Every morning was an "I have nothing to wear to work!" crisis, so I bit the bullet and went maternity clothes shopping on Sunday. I tried on a ton of stuff and it varied only in degree of hideousness. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> The worst was when I used the little bump pillow they have to project how I will be in 4-5 months -- ugh! I have always thought pregnant women were beautiful (except maybe for the last two weeks, when many I have seen looked swollen and miserable), so I am surprised that I am having these feelings about myself.
 

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i am worried about my gestational diabetes test (the 1 hour fast) scheduled for may 17. confession: i have not been having a sugar free pregnancy. less sugar than before pregnancy, but far from perfect. also, first tri, i could keep down almost nothing except white carbs, so lots of them too. somehow having them again without restriction seems to have kick-started the old habit.<br><br>
i am less resistant emotionally to increasing exercise than i am to banning foods. i would love to exercise again. i totally fell off the wagon when i was so sick with the nausea and vomiting -- i couldn't even walk down the stairs, let alone exercise. so on saturday dh and i went for a walk -- 5 hours and 40 minutes -- pre-pregnancy i could have done more, i think, but that was about it for me that day. still, with dh's encouragement, i am proud of myself. i am having trouble fitting something in during the week. My commute is from heck -- i never get home until 7 -- and by then all I want to do is COLLAPSE from exhaustion. any thoughts? i have 3 prenatal exercise dvds but no working dvd player. i have a membership to a barebones gym too.
 

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this was how i felt for 2 days last week. on thursday i was on the point of DESPAIR, thinking i just didn't have the energy to manage a job and a pregnancy. well, i got caught up on sleep and am now more optimistic. i find that a single overly full day will wipe me out for DAYS thereafter/
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">this was how i felt for 2 days last week. on thursday i was on the point of DESPAIR, thinking i just didn't have the energy to manage a job and a pregnancy. well, i got caught up on sleep and am now more optimistic. i find that a single overly full day will wipe me out for DAYS thereafter/</div>
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My goal every morning is to just make it out of the house. I feel like if I can make it out the door, then I can make it to work. Unfortunately, I don't have the luxury of having the option to stay home. DH is going to be a SAHM dad and since I make more money and can support us alot better than he could (I have a BA and all he completed was HS), it is on me to be the one that works. He could work and then I could work less, but I don't want to put the baby in daycare and I want us to be able to have more time together, so right now this is what is going to work for us.
 

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I'm not doing too well. Just constantly tired. Resentful. Sad. LOL My back is killing me, and I just need a huge break. I am going to san diego for 5 days in a week, and I am sooo looking forward to getting away for a little bit. My 2 yr old is coming with me, but the other kiddos are staying here with their dad, and auntie will take careof them while dad is at work.<br><br>
Please tell me this will all get easier. LOL<br><br>
I am trying to be excited, but this is not really how I imagined my pregnancy.<br><br>
I am calling the hb mw today to see if she can come after I get back , if she has space for August available still. I am not going back to the mw clinic I have been going to, just can't stand it there.<br><br>
hmmm...sorry to be such a downer.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">physically i am fine. no aches or any swelling so far... it is getting harder to bend over in the garden or try to sit up in bed from laying down flat. i am getting a little acid reflux when i bend down too much, but it isn't too horrible.</div>
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This exactly describes me. So far it is just a little uncomfortable to bend over or sit up from a laying position, but nothing that stops me.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">i am having some body image issues. i can't fit into any pre-pregnancy bottoms any more. I do have a bump that is visible when naked, but I don't think I look pregnant: I think I just look fat. Every morning was an "I have nothing to wear to work!" crisis, so I bit the bullet and went maternity clothes shopping on Sunday. I tried on a ton of stuff and it varied only in degree of hideousness. The worst was when I used the little bump pillow they have to project how I will be in 4-5 months -- ugh! I have always thought pregnant women were beautiful (except maybe for the last two weeks, when many I have seen looked swollen and miserable), so I am surprised that I am having these feelings about myself.</div>
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I have had a clear bump since about 13 weeks. I had to get maternity clothes soon after that.<br><br>
But, until about a month ago it was all concentrated in the front like a half-basketball. Now, I have put on some weight on the sides, where my waist used to be. For the first time, I don't have my hourglass shape and it bothers me when I see myself naked in the mirror.<br><br>
I have found that I prefer the maternity clothes that is somewhat form fitting, instead of the huge tents. I would rather my bump be clearly visible so it is obvious that I am pregnant, instead of people thinking I am just shapeless.<br><br>
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I have finally finished getting all the plants/seeds in the ground and pots! With the crazy weather, it took a lot longer than usual. I got a bunch done a few weeks ago during a break in the rain, but then the temp fell to so low that I was afraid to put out any seedlings and have them freeze to death.<br><br>
Now, all I will have to do is put some sticks for the peas to climb, and water when it is hot and dry. The next three days will be rainy, and the peas are nowhere near needing to climb yet, so I don't have to worry about anything for a while.<br><br>
Now, my indoor products have to get seen to. I finally took all the books off the shelves, dusted them, and re-organized them. It looks and feels much better now. It was a real wreck before.<br><br>
I need to do some filing of papers into our cabinet. While I am in there, I need to pull out copies of tax return for the last 3 years. DH has to prove we have been married at least 3 years. They asked for the marriage cert plus other things.<br><br>
I need to transfer some of our winter stuff, like sweaters, out of the dresser and into the under-bed tupperwares while I can still bend over. I would rather have stuff I need to access in a more convenient place.<br><br>
I cleaned the surface of all the UPPER cabinets in the kitchen, but the lower ones need it. They are getting greasy and streaky.<br><br>
So, things look and feel good around here. I really planned to do most of these projects long ago, but pregnancy fatigue gets in the way and I put off low-priority things.
 

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Hmmm I just posted this over in UC but thought I'd get some info here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
This morning I got up to pee and when I wiped I noticed I had some blood streaked CM. I checked to see if it was new based off color and seeing as we BD'd last night I assumed it was from that. A couple hours later I go to the bathroom again and see more blood though it was still dark so I'm assuming old. Last night was not rough and there was no contact with my cervix so it wasn't from bumping that. Even if we had I've never had more than one or two spots.<br><br>
Ok so fast forward to just now, I go to the bathroom and still see some red though it's more worked into everything and not spots. I decide to check my cervix to see if I was wrong and maybe we had bumped it last night. Nothing there but it's very open. As in I can easily fit two finger tips in with abit of wiggle room. I can stretch them a tad before I reach the outer edges.<br><br>
With DD I had spotting early on (I'm 23 weeks tomorrow) but my cervix remained closed. Normally I can barely fit the tip of my index finger in so this is quite a bit more open. I've had a couple cramps but they went away after I ate and drank something. I have felt movement but it is far less than previous days.<br><br>
So the continued spotting/streaking combined with a more open cervix at 23 weeks....should I be worried?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i am worried about my gestational diabetes test (the 1 hour fast) scheduled for may 17. confession: i have not been having a sugar free pregnancy. less sugar than before pregnancy, but far from perfect. also, first tri, i could keep down almost nothing except white carbs, so lots of them too. somehow having them again without restriction seems to have kick-started the old habit.<br><br>
i am less resistant emotionally to increasing exercise than i am to banning foods. i would love to exercise again. i totally fell off the wagon when i was so sick with the nausea and vomiting -- i couldn't even walk down the stairs, let alone exercise. so on saturday dh and i went for a walk -- 5 hours and 40 minutes -- pre-pregnancy i could have done more, i think, but that was about it for me that day. still, with dh's encouragement, i am proud of myself. i am having trouble fitting something in during the week. My commute is from heck -- i never get home until 7 -- and by then all I want to do is COLLAPSE from exhaustion. any thoughts? i have 3 prenatal exercise dvds but no working dvd player. i have a membership to a barebones gym too.</div>
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Piepie are you at risk for diabetes now? Did you read through this recent thread? There is a ton of good info in it <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=656952" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=656952</a>.
 

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OMNM I am worried but I am a worrier. Hopefully it is ok.
 
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