I did try CJs BUTTer on my belly and it didn't help. That's all we've got for diaper cream around here other than coconut oil which is what I've been using for a bit. This afternoon I went out and looked to see what was available on base that might help. Didn't see any pregnancy warnings on Benadryl itch gel, so got that. Gave me a burning sensation for a bit, but afterwards sweet relief. My stomach itched, but it wasn't like an army of ants anymore. My poor belly looks all red from the rash and bumps. I hate that it's creeping onto my sides. Thankfully it provided enough relief for me to make it through our anniversary dinner! Boy, it was not a good dinner experience and after being there for over two hours we thankfully got it for free. I have the best 2 year old ever because he did soooooo great. No screaming, no crying. Got a bit fussy, but nothing that a few mom hugs couldn't cure. :)
Tonight before we left for dinner. Can't believe I'm 38+4! I really don't feel like I'm all that huge (unlike earlier in the pregnancy lol), but I sure do feel her in my pelvis.
Oh yeah, I was asked by 3 different people today if there was two in there. :roll:
And if anyone would like to be super nice, can you go and "like" the picture of DS and I on Halloween? Trying to win a free photo session. We've actually have never had any professional family pictures taken!
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You have the cutest preggo belly ever. I'm glad the benedryl cream got you some relief!
I was able to sleep 5 hours last night!!!! Since I'm pretty sure I've been getting 2 hours or less total for a few days I feel mentally fantastic! Physically? Well, I'm surviving. lol.
Happy Anniversary!! I'm sorry you're still itching. Did the doc say it looked like a contact rash? When Teagan had that mysterious rash her doc said it could have been something she came in contact with weeks before I broke down and brought her in. It doesn't even have to be anything you're still coming into contact with. Is hydrocortisone cream safe during pregnancy?
Yay for having things set for Aiden when Zoe arrives! I'll be sending you labor vibes this week!!
It sounds like you have everything ready. Sending baby Zoe vibes to you.
Your SIL sounds wonderful. So nice that she is not too far away.
The MW thought it was just stretch mark irritation. It's obviously more than that since my whole stomach has a red rash. Hydrocortisone is okay, but I opted for Benadryl cream since I've seen a lot of people mentioning online that it was fine and gave more relief to their various itching rashes. The red rash part is getting worse, but the bumps aren't worse than yesterday at least. The cream is helping a ton where I can distract myself since actually itching it hurts and burns. It's lovely. :p
Originally Posted by TiggersMommy
Walking around Target (my favorite place to shop :lol:) today was rough on me. It may *gasp* be my last Target trip for awhile! My ability to walk has gone downhill dramatically the past couple of days. Lots of pressure and my muscles down there screaming at me despite me actually using them this whole pregnancy. I was going on 2 mile walks with Aiden at 40 weeks. There is no way I could walk that far right now. I'm struggling just to get up my stairs!
Oh man! I hear you about the pressure and coming apart feeling in the pelvis. I don't remember it being this bad at all with Kostas! I'm miserable in that aspect to :(
That is awesome that you got a good 5 hours of sleep! Woot! Happy anniversary to you and your DH too!
You're belly is adorable too btw!!
Yay for sleep!!! And for finding something that's at least helping with the itch. Hopefully all the trouble walking and stuff means this kiddo is getting ready to make her appearance...
I hope she's gearing up to make her appearance. :lol:
Despite the cream I was itching all last night, but it did still improve it at least! I did manage some sleep after two hours of hypnobabies! :)