Lauren - Booooo for all those allergies. I hope you'll feel better now that you know what to avoid.
Virginia - I hate, hate, hate laundry!! I can never keep up.
Ashley - Sorry about the sick kids. I hope you don't get it. Hopefully all the sickness will be out of your house before baby comes.
Amanda - Wonderland sounds fun. I look forward to doing that kinda stuff with my kiddos.
AFM - I feel like crap. I posted more details on my birth thread. Blah. I can't wait to get past this initial post-partum time. I'd say this recovery has been harder than Calvin's. He was my easiest. Sean's recovery was mostly okay, aside from the 2nd degree tears. That was painful for 2 weeks or so.
Lauren - sorry about all the allergies!
Ashley - I hope everyone gets better quickly
Mary - feel better
AFM: still trying to clear the backlog after m/s and DH's insane work schedule (which is still going). Just went through 4 months of photos and a bunch of old e-mail including almost 600 photos the boys' school sent me back in November
I realized today that I don't know how I'll react if this baby actually turns out to be a girl. I'd really like another boy. And I'd love for our family to have a girl.
Ladies, I am under enormous stress. I mentioned it before, but for about 3 days, I've had tingling in my hands and feet. I've been dwelling on it, putting it together with past experiences, and I've convinced myself I have MS. I am sincerely hoping this is just an epic case of post-partum insanity, but I'm really convinced. It doesn't help that I'd already had the thought in the back of my mind years ago. I've had symptoms off and on for years that I always attributed to something else... Blurred vision, I blamed on the fact that my blood sugar can get really low at times, or the fact that I stare at a computer all day. I've had tingling in hands and feet many times, but usually only short lived, and it happens when I panic about something, then goes away when the adrenaline rush is gone. There were times in college when I'd have a twitch in my foot or my face for days or weeks, and I attributed it to being under extreme stress, sleep deprivation, too much caffeine. Cognitive problems... A decrease in ability to concentrate, think straight. I always blame it on working in a fast-paced environment, and anxiety. Now, I'm convinced that it's all related by MS, and I'm terrified. Many of these symptoms are also symptoms of anxiety, which I'm definitely prone to. However, I wasn't feeling overly stressed when this started with the hands and feet. My OB's best guess is that it's related to the fluctuation in my BP, but I don't know. So scared... This neurology consult can't happen soon enough. :(
That's so scary. Do you have a neurology consult scheduled? if so, I hope it happens soon and I hope it's all just post-partum freak-out. :bighug: KUP.
AFM: baby gave me a bit of a scare this morning. Movement has gotten more regular, but I haven't felt any in around 24 hours except for maybe a tiny tap as I was falling asleep last night. After waiting patiently for a couple hours this morning I got our my doppler. And for the first 30 seconds or so found nothing but silence and my own HB. I finally found baby way up at my belly button. Thank goodness.
Virginia: this baby would do that to me in the "teen" weeks too. About gives you a heart attack. Then he'd hide just like that so I couldn't find him with the doppler forever. They cause their poor mom's stress before they're even born! I can't wait to hear what you're having soon, either way!! ;)
Mary: *hugs* I hope it is just postpartum paranoia and your OB is correct that it's related to your BP bouncing around. Hoping you get a consult soon that is able to ease your mind!! :vibes:
Kids are still not feeling well and I have now picked it up to some extent. Luckily, I don't seem to have it nearly as bad as they do but a sore throat on top of heartburn is pretty crappy. Brekke has a school program this morning that she's been practicing for for weeks so I basically just drugged her up and sent her off, crossing my fingers she does okay until after it is over. At first, she didn't want to go, but once we were in the car she got excited. I haven't gotten decent sleep for several nights now so I'm about as loopy and cranky as you could be. Oh well. After this, I won't think much of getting up to feed a baby so I guess that's the silver lining. Or a preview to what a grump I'll be for the next few months ;)
No call from neuro today. Doc said should be within 10 days. The waiting is horrible. In the meantime, I'm severely struggling with the stress. I have an appointment with OB in the morning about starting a PPD med. Too bad it's not an instant fix, as it'll take a few weeks to kick in. I'm constantly shaking. :( they told me to go back to ER if I develop weakness in arms/legs or headache.. I have all of that. Just so scared. And to top it off, my temp is a bit elevated now, 99.3. Not terrible, but keeping an eye on it.
take care of yourself, Mary! Is there anything behavioral that tends to help with anxiety for you? For me it's zofran and sleeping. Maybe a movie you love or something? I hope you feel better.
Not sure. I've been reading some books, playing some little internet games, etc today just to try to keep my mind occupied. Went to the store earlier, but I felt like it made the tingling worse as opposed to better, so that made me feel worse. I have moments of feeling relatively normal, then 10 minutes later, I'll be in crisis mode. It's really bad. And I'm not sure what's up with this low-grade fever. It was 99.8 earlier, and I had already taken ibu and tylenol both. Ugh. Falling apart.
ETA: I think it's safe to say that with the way I feel right now, I'm no longer disappointed about being done having babies. I can't imagine going through this again. My mom is emailing me definitions of postpartum psychosis, postpartum anxiety, etc. Goodness.
Is it possible you're developing an infection? That could cause weakness, headache, the fever... I'm glad you're seeing your OB in the morning. Try to take it easy tonight. you'll get some answers soon and stressing out won't help anything (and i know how useless it is to hear that). If your main cause of stress is the slight possibility that you have MS, I was just reading an article the other day about all the amazing new medications which have recently or are currently being developed. It talked about a woman who was diagnosed at 24 and in the 6 years since then her illness has basically been stalled by meds and she got married and had two kids and is now a working mom.
You will be okay. deep breaths. Is it possible to take something mild to knock yourself out tonight? Unisom works wonders for me (I usually take it for morning sickness).
Oh Mary HUGS!!! I am sincerely hoping it's just stress and anxiety and that you will be feeling better with meds, good sleep and recovery. I will be thinking about you please KUP. How's your littlest man? I hope he's been a good baby.
Ashley - hope you're feeling ok
Lauren - wow that's a lot of allergies! I know multiple people who have had help from shots, any thoughts from your doc on that?
Virginia - Glad baby was just hiding on you! I think I'd love a girl but if we had a 3rd boy I'd be thrilled too...
AFM - Evan is sick...it seemed like a cold but tonight he was whiny and warm so who knows. Rory didn't nap today and was a bear so I'm hoping he isn't getting it! Work is a circus so I'm running a million directions. I am looking forward to the weekend!