Not quite thrid trimester but feeling it...

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Not quite thrid trimester but feeling it...

Just a few hopefully quick notes on pregnancy so far...
I can still bend over in the mornings but yesterday by 11:00 a.m. I could no longer bend over to reach the items in my grocery cart. Had to have the gentleman behind me help me unload the cart. Thankfully it was mostly an in between shopping trip cart, meaning I had less than 10 items instead of my usual 200 dollar shopping trip for two weeks of food.
I am officially too big to see my girlie parts which makes me feel horrible for my doctor and DH.
TMI Warning: I am officially too big to lay on my back and DTD.. Awkward.
I've begun nesting BIG TIME! Spent a few hours yesterday getting our hall closet cleaned out and finally getting our fine china put away. As well as donating, old sheets and blankets galore to freecyclers. Also getting itchy about DH doing some projects he said he would finish around the house including pull out shelves and laying tile underneath the sinks (just peel and stick tiles). Last week I spent a few hours rearranging cabinets to fit bottles and formula.
I can no longer get up from a sitting position on the floor by myself and refuse to sit on the floor unless DH is home to help me up. Yesterday he was in the garage and I was in the house. I called for him but he coudn't hear me and DS had to go get him to help mommy.
I'm beyond tired basically all the time... It doesn't seem to matter how much sleep I get.
I can still wear my tennis shoes if I put them on in the morning. Once I take them off for the day though, if I want them back on, I have to have someone help me cause of the bend over factor.
My back ACHES.... A LOT.
I think my stomach is officially squished as I rarely ever finish off a quarter of my dinner yet an hour later I'm starving again.
I have to pee pretty much Constantly. Sip of water, pee. A full glass of water means I'll be in the bathroom three times in that hour.
I am relying on so much help at work and people are thinking I'm faking it but I swear I'm not, I really can't lift these boxes...
My five year old is mad that I can't lift him any more.

I think thats it.... I can't wait for the next 15 weeks to be over with already. Bring on baby!

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I so understand! I am getting to that point as well. I just want November to get here.

I am ok once I am sitting or once I am standing, but the in between kills me, so I hate it at work when people come in the office and jam the copier (it's happened three times today!) and I have to get up and fix it, because apparently they can't read and follow the step-by-step with photo directions on how to clear a jam.

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Yep, starting 3 weeks ago (so 24 weeks!) I had to stop grocery shopping during the week. And with DS on my back (he climbs out of carts in seconds and then it's a wonderful game of chase the toddler :roll:, so BWing is easier) my hips were killing me by the time I got home! Now I drag DH as soon as the commissary opens Saturday mornings. He wears DS on his back and unloads the cart for me. lol.

Can't see myself down there either. Oh well. Blum 3

I noticed this weekend that I can't breathe when I lean over anymore. Works out real well since it's not like my son can pick up after himself very well at his age. Woo.

I feel like I'm falling apart. But I'm not ready to have a baby yet!!!! So I guess I'll deal till Thanksgiving (which is when I think she'll arrive lol).

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Emily, I just noticed, DOUBLE DIGITS GIRL! 98 days and counting!!!! Congrats!

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Ive been feeling like that for a while now. I havent been able to DTD for a while because of the pain, pressure, and contractions it causes. I feel like my bones in my pelvis are all rubbing on each other, or a head. I am having a lot of trouble going up and down the stairs, and even lifting my legs to get my pants on. Bending over has been out of the cards for a while. Last night I stood in front of the mirror just looking at my belly, and I swear I am already bigger than what I was with DD, and about the size I was at 38.5 with DS1. I am no where near wanting him out yet, but I do agree, the next 9 to 13 weeks can not go fast enough (though, my doc thinks that I'll be lucky to go to 36 weeks based on my last 2 pregnancies). I just take it one appt at a time right now. Next week is my GD test, and a growth U/S, and I so can not wait to see my little man Smile

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Oh more things... My wedding ring doesn't fit anymore. Even my right hand ring is getting tight. I have one more ring I never got fitted properly so its still a teensy bit big even on my right hand. That may very well be my ring soon.
And this carpal tunnel is killing me. My hands are numb by mid morning.
Kier, feeling you on the pants thing. This morning was interesting. Good luck on the GD test and U/S. My GD is next Monday as well. Not sure what else they'll do but it's my first appointment I'll have no other choice but the bring DS too so I am hoping they do a U/S and doppler so he can see and hopefully understand a little bit.

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"Honey3.14" wrote:

Oh more things... My wedding ring doesn't fit anymore. Even my right hand ring is getting tight. I have one more ring I never got fitted properly so its still a teensy bit big even on my right hand. That may very well be my ring soon.
And this carpal tunnel is killing me. My hands are numb by mid morning.
Kier, feeling you on the pants thing. This morning was interesting. Good luck on the GD test and U/S. My GD is next Monday as well. Not sure what else they'll do but it's my first appointment I'll have no other choice but the bring DS too so I am hoping they do a U/S and doppler so he can see and hopefully understand a little bit.

Thanks. DS1 is coming with us to see his little brother Smile the other 2 just dont have the attentions span to sit through that, so my mom is going to watch them Smile Thankfully the doc already gave me the orange drink so i can drink it an hour before I go in and just get my blood drawn when I get there. I have never had an issue with GD with my previous pregnancies, so I am not too worried about it...

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"Honey3.14" wrote:

Emily, I just noticed, DOUBLE DIGITS GIRL! 98 days and counting!!!! Congrats!

Holy cow, that means I'm in double digits! When the heck did this happen?! lol

I totally had to have DH take off my sandals and help me pull off my pants last night. He expressed some concern of me falling apart already. Blum 3

ETA: I have 101 days till 42 weeks! Woot!!!!

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((no throwing tomatoes))

I'm feeling really good still. I only have trouble sleeping, bending down when I'm sitting and holding a child on my lap. Those are my only complaints. And we'll, I don't have to worry about grooming down there or DTD Wink

This is GOOD, because my husband is out of town until late October. All the grocery shopping, housework, etc is on ME right now. And it is exhausting with 4 kids and a energetic puppy. Thank goodness for a long torso, I guess!!

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I can totally relate to most everything you posted. Ugh I just started feeling "big" this past week. It seemed to happen overnight. Up until recently, my biggest complaints were my never ending m/s and heartburn that lasted all day. I too can no longer DTD on my back and quite frankly it feels a little uncomfortable in other positions too. Its just hard to breathe. I was at a birthday party on Saturday and all the adults were standing around talking and after about an hour of standing there in the heat, I had to go sit down b/c I literally felt like I couldn't stand the weight on my hips and "girl parts" anymore. I can still grocery shop without problems, but whenever I cook I feel like I have to rest my tummy up on the counter to keep it from being squished against the counter. I get up at least twice a night to pee and I am just plain not sleeping good anymore. Nothing really feels comfy. That is what bums me out the most. Up until 2 weeks ago I was sleeping wonderfully. I was so happy, but I guess I knew it couldn't last forever.

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I am SO happy I am not the only miserable one! Sad *cries*

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"claireCJ" wrote:

I can totally relate to most everything you posted. Ugh I just started feeling "big" this past week. It seemed to happen overnight. Up until recently, my biggest complaints were my never ending m/s and heartburn that lasted all day. I too can no longer DTD on my back and quite frankly it feels a little uncomfortable in other positions too. Its just hard to breathe. I was at a birthday party on Saturday and all the adults were standing around talking and after about an hour of standing there in the heat, I had to go sit down b/c I literally felt like I couldn't stand the weight on my hips and "girl parts" anymore. I can still grocery shop without problems, but whenever I cook I feel like I have to rest my tummy up on the counter to keep it from being squished against the counter. I get up at least twice a night to pee and I am just plain not sleeping good anymore. Nothing really feels comfy. That is what bums me out the most. Up until 2 weeks ago I was sleeping wonderfully. I was so happy, but I guess I knew it couldn't last forever.

I know what you mean by pressure on your girly parts. Its terrible. Both of my sisters are in town, and my mom wants to take all the grand kids to the zoo. I know the kids would love it, but just thinking of walking that much hurts. Oh, and laying down in any positon makes me feel like I cant get a good breath. Between that, and not being able to get comfy or get up from a laying positon on my own... let alone getting into bed... I am thinking it may be time to start sleeping on the recliner sofa. Though, I also dont like the idea of not sleeping next to DH... and I know he has a hard time sleeping with out me Sad

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"argylefrog" wrote:

((no throwing tomatoes))

I'm feeling really good still. I only have trouble sleeping, bending down when I'm sitting and holding a child on my lap. Those are my only complaints. And we'll, I don't have to worry about grooming down there or DTD Wink

This is GOOD, because my husband is out of town until late October. All the grocery shopping, housework, etc is on ME right now. And it is exhausting with 4 kids and a energetic puppy. Thank goodness for a long torso, I guess!!

Me too actually. Honestly if it weren't for the frequent movement I would forget I was pregnant all together. I know I am at the end of our birth month though, so I'm sure that's helping my case. I'm slowly starting to get some 3rd trimester symptoms though, like heart burn. Boo.

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

Holy cow, that means I'm in double digits! When the heck did this happen?! lol

I totally had to have DH take off my sandals and help me pull off my pants last night. He expressed some concern of me falling apart already. Blum 3

ETA: I have 101 days till 42 weeks! Woot!!!!

I know! It's going to be here before I know it. I have 91 day's actually because the scheduled my c-section for the 19th!

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You're already scheduled??? I'm so jealous. I was wondering what my doctor might schedule me... Now I'm going to talk to her about it on Monday. Kind of hoping for the Monday after Thanksgiving so I can collect my holiday pay at work still. LOL. We'll see though... if he keeps up with the contractions I might not make it that far into November. Had another few this morning.

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I was surprised they scheduled me so early. I figured I wouldn't be scheduled until 32 weeks, but they did it at my last appointment. They won't go any earlier than 39 weeks but want me delivered very close to this since this is my 3rd c-section, so I took 39 weeks exactly. Which is Monday before Thanksgiving. I am hoping they let me go home Wednesday night, but it might be Thanksgiving morning before we are able to go home.