Little background since I haven't checked in for a bit....
Friday night we headed for the coast, about two hours away. I lost my mucus plug on the way there (Yeah!) and everything was okay. Sunday I woke up feeling physcially ill. Got sick as usual but instead of just bile it was BRIGHT red... I decided not to freak out but by the time I got home that night my feet were three times their usual size and red and rashy and HOT.... So I called kaisers advice nurses who then put me through to L & D who said I didn't need to go in but I did need an appointment the next day. Got one, talked to a doctor who said I was on modified bed rest for two days and that he thought i might have gallstones. Next day got a sonogram, good news is no gallstones or sludge but a baby foot is lodged against my galllbladder and that is probably why I continue to get sick and why my stomach constantly hurts. Its overfilling because of the foot.
Next day I went for my regular check up. Baby looks good, he's practicing his breathing. He waved and kicked me a bunch of times. He's head down and ready to go. I stayed home again for the majority of the day just because I'd already requested the day off. I went to DS's halloween parade but my feet were hurting by the end so my mom and DH took him to two different spots to go trick or treating and I stayed home with my feet up.
I felt okay most the past few days, but.....
Feeling lousy today... not so much physically as much as just waay too emotional. Spent ten minutes crying in the bathroom over nothing. So many people have asked me why I'm back at work.. I guess my eyes show everything. Physically I'm okay... tired and fat, but okay. Emotionally, not so much. I just feel like breaking down and crying and i don't have a clue why.
I completely understand. I am getting a short fuse, and crabby... then feel like crying. Also, I am having major hot flashes and get itchy every now and then... especially last night??? oh, and I guess even thouh wee dude moved down, my hormones are causing my heartburn to fly off the handle.
any way, hang in there. Gotta love the joys of pregnancy as we get into the final stretch
Erin, that emotional mess is totally me over here too! DH keeps giving me looks because the most stupid things just send me spiraling and crying. I have no patience for my toddler these days. Poor kid just doesn't get that Mama is an emotional wreck right now and it's not his fault. I suddenly can't think straight or the same as I used to, so my normal responses and coping mechanisms just aren't in my head at all until waaaaay too late. I don't remember being this bad when pregnant with my son.
I'm really glad I decided to bite the dust and come up with the money for having my placenta encapsulated. Something tells me I'm going to need it or I'm just going to get way worse after birth.
~Jackie, mommy to Aiden (11/2/10) and Zoe (VBAC 11/27/12)
I've been completely emotional too. Today was a meltdown day for me, I spent about an hour crying to DH over nothing. He kept asking me what was wrong, what could he do, it's was just nothing. I went to my NST and then went straight to my boss' office and let her know that this coming Friday is my last day. I just can't do it anymore. I am so tired and cranky and coworkers have been complaining about me. Oh well. I am ready to take a nice break before the baby comes.