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What is everyone feeling?

Just wondering what everyone is going through with the pregnancy, physically, emotionally or otherwise.

My heartburn is terrible. I was taking one Zantac a day, now I'm taking two. I woke up the other night spitting up stomach acid into my mouth over and over and could tell it had been going on for a while b/c I had sat up while sleeping!

Today my nipples feel like they are on fire, as though I've been bf'ing for two days.

I'm exhausted, my whole body and mind are just wiped.

I pulled muscles in my left thigh from squatting over and over rather than bending over and the weight I've gained is straining my leg muscles lol.

I'm definitely emotional lately. I lost a fish that I was really close to (that sounds weird but when dealing with saltwater, there are a lot of fish that are more like dogs or cats in personality). This fish was a female, she was called Mrs. Bubbles, and had bonded herself to me. Even when she was really sick and most fish would want to hide, when she saw me she would stay right next to the side of the tank and just be close to me. I miss her. Sad

I'm completely strung out about baby stuff. We STILL haven't bought a thing OR gotten baby stuff from dh's brother. The baby room still needs to be painted (!) and everything!

So now you've all heard my complaints, what is going on with everyone else?

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Well I'm glad to hear I'm not the only still completely unprepared! I also still need to paint the baby's room and we're doing new carpet in all the upstairs bedrooms too. I also haven't bought a thing for her yet. I'm so overwhelmed with the fact that I only have 7-8 weeks left to do everything!! It's making me stressed and emotional too - I'm so tired from insomnia that I don't have the drive to get anything accomplished. Ugh.

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I'm sorry about your fish. Sad

I've been having some pretty crazy emotional swings with this pregnancy, especially the last few weeks. I'm doing okay with it this week, but it could swing back the other way at any time!

I still have a lot to do to get ready as well. I think I'm just going to have to come to terms with the fact that it's not all going to get done! I did do some baby laundry today, so I guess that's a step in the right direction. I haven't even pulled all of our baby stuff out of storage yet!

I'm feeling physically better since I've been addressing the dehydration issue that landed me in L&D last week, but I'm still just really uncomfortable all the time. And I'm suddenly worrying a lot more, too. The baby just isn't moving as much lately. I guess maybe I'm at the point where they start to slow down because they don't have as much room? I know he's okay- just had a midwife appointment this morning, but I still worry. Now that I've gotten the dehydration thing under control, I want to get back in the gym and try to keep my weight gain at a reasonable level. I've done well so far (especially for not being able to work out the last few weeks) but I'm reaching the point in the pregnancy where the weight gain tends to pick up. I just want to make sure that I stay in a good range.

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Mostly everything is going really well here at the moment, except for sleeping. The last two nights my hips have ached and ached. I end up flipping from side to side a lot... but I have to flip with my legs together or something in my pelvis pops and is painful. My shoulders have been hurting some too... Thinking about adding another pillow or two to the bed to see if that helps, but then I just get so stinkin' hot. The weather here this week is ridiculously hot, so we've been hiding inside.

Other than that, we actually got a lot of prep work done this weekend... as far as getting the clothings/baby toys/new born gear out. All the nb clothing is washed and hung and waiting to be worn. I just need to strip carseats/stroller/baby gear and get toys cleaned. Smile

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Im just exhausted, really. I have carpal tunnel that hurts like HELL at night, and I have swollen legs. Other than that, nothing too bad. DH thinks Im cranky, *I* think it's b/c I only just this week nagged him into agreeing that the nursery needs to be done BEFORE she comes.

DH painted her room today; the furniture is arriving tomorrow.

I have most of what I need, but still need a swing, bouncer, and the room/crib stuff (I know what I want I just have to drive a ways to get it as our Babies R Us is out of it).

I have a box of newborn diapers, a bunch of sizes 2 and 3, and enough clothes to start out with. I also need to get out all of Brayden's baby stuff and sort it and get it put up (but I need the furniture first!)

I also have to figure out what to do with the playroom, since some of Brayden's toys are going to HAVE to go in his room as they arent baby safe. And we need to get the baby toys back out.

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TIRED......

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sorry about your fish! I had a pet fish, a black moore, named Blacky that lived for a LONG time, he grew so big and was such a pretty fish with a cute personality and when he passed I was so upset too. I haven't had another fish since. =/

As far as what I am feeling, I feel like a sloth. It takes SO much energy to do ANYTHING, just walking across the room, I am sore and panting. I dont like feeling like this at all. yesterday I took a nap and I actually had enough energy to clean! It only lasted about 20 min, but man for those 20 min I was running around, not feeling tired. it was nice. but then my body caught up with my mind and I got winded again. so I stopped. lol. I am staying positive...Usually I start to get real antsy with the pregnancy to be over around this time. But this may be our last so I am trying hard to enjoy every moment. But I am looking forward to the moment he pops out, usually I bounce right back and feel wonderful once they are born, so I know the lack of energy wont last forever, which is what is keeping me sane. lol

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So sorry about your fish. A loss of any pet is a horrible thing to go through. Me, I'm feeling exhasted and sick of my heartburn. I'm counting down the days till I get to deliver. less than 8 weeks.

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I could go on and on
I'm constantly feeling light headed and short of breath, which obviously at only 31 weeks is worrying me, baby's going to get quite a bit bigger yet! I had to stop exercising every other day, though I may give it a shot today. My hips just weren't cooperating with most of the exercises. Some of baby's movements are getting uncomfortable :-? I have to pee what feels like every hour. I have started with a little swelling in my hands and feet, so far it's nothing to complain about but I'm hoping it stays to a minimum! Insomnia has come back, except I'm so tired each night I can barely keep my eyes open after I get the kids to bed. My heartburn comes and goes, I'll have really bad days and other days where it isn't an issue at all. I agree with the breasts feeling like I've been nursing a newborn! They are pretty sensitive right now that's for sure. My tailbone pretty much hurts constantly, my contractions take my breath away, I get sensations that feel like baby is trying to poke my cervix and occasionally I feel like I pulled a muscle in my stomach....I think that's pretty much it Lol
We have some prep done but I still feel like there's so much left to do and no time to do it! My motivation has left the building though occasionally I'll get a day where I actually feel like I got something done....I'm hoping it comes back soon! But for now I'm forcing myself. I told dh this morning we're cleaning the basement freezer out this weekend, so at least now if I lose my motivation he knows I want it done Lol I need to start making at least a few frozen meals and I need room for frozen breastmilk. I'm hoping to make it to the store today to pick up some small things, we really don't need much it's just getting everything we have ready (baby book, blanket, ACE bandage for belly binding, wet bag, nursing gown/robe that I want, a few more diapers, seat protector for my car, ect) I got the car seat out last night...at some point I have to wash it but at least I know where it is now, I really don't want to instal it before 35-36 weeks so I'm not in a huge hurry with that. Really the things I'm most worried about are all the things I was planning on sewing/knitting. They take time!

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I am completely exhausted. Bed rest hasn't helped that issue any either. Now, I get more worn out when I get up to do stuff. I'm short of breath all the time. I'm sure you girls can imagine walking and talking on the phone while huffing. My back hurts. I AM SICK OF CONTRACTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm in a hurry to get stuff done in Carter's room. I'm scared that I will end up on bed rest again and I won't get everything done in there. I pee all the time since he is so low.
Trying to look at the upside of things. I will deliver at 39 wk so that is only 5 wks away. That's not long at all. Once I am back working, it will fly by!!!!!!!!!

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Sorry about your fish!

I hate to say ti ladies but I am feeling really good. I went through a period where I was indocmfortable and moody but right now I feel great! I have been on my bike and I golfed 18 holes yesterday (it went so well I am hoping to convince my SIL to go with me for another 9 this weekend). I am sure I will get uncomfortable again but right now I am relishing in the fact that I feel so good!

I really hope things get better for all of you!

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Sorry about your fish Joni.

I'm actually feeling ok. I have my moments where I get achy and my fatigue is back in full force, but as long as I get lots of rest it isn't too bad. I do wish baby wasn't so low because my bladder and pelvis are taking a beating this time around. My back has been bothering me a lot too which sucks. I bought a massage pillow at the fair and that helps some. So I have some minor complaints but I'm feeling much better than I did at this time with Brandon.

I can handle outings of about two hours before I get cranky and super uncomfortable and need a serious rest. I wish I could be more active but it's just not happening. Luckily my family has been a huge help.

I feel pretty prepared for this baby though. With Brandon I picked things I would want to use again and we took very good care of them so most of our big things are all out and ready to be used. We just have a few things to get, the nursery is pretty much set up. Emotionally, I'm ready too...I've been ready for a new baby for a few years but it wasn't the right time until now so I'm ready.

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I'm miserable, and onry and really looking forward to not being pregnant Sad I hate feeling that way b/c I'm not normally a grumpy, negative person & I feel bad for the baby b/c I SHOULD be excited, but I'm not. I think the fact that this pregnancy was a complete suprise has made it harder to deal with - add in 6 other kids, some major family drama & sooo much to do & keep up with most days it feels impossible - I'm also still working nights & have insomnia despite the fact that I'm exhausted all the time so I'm a walking zombie these days .. then add in a husband who is normally understanding & helpful has been anything but this pregnancy, which makes me even grumpier.

bleh - I even debated replying to this b/c I've nothing nice to say *sigh* lol

I probably just killed this thread Lol

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((((hugs)))) to Julia. You didn't kill the thread, that is what it is here for.

I sympathize about your dh. Sometimes my dh acts very sympathetic, but most of the time he has been a major grump.

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I am exhausted!!!! some days are better than others. but today is a rough one, im having cramps and i am soo freaking constipated sorry for the tmi :rolleyes: i have been really lightheaded and dizzy and short of breathe ... and all of a sudden i feel fat and ugly curtis keeps telling me im beautiful and she shows me he loves my body, but i feel hidious, i cant see my feet or my crotch ROFL i am triing to be happy and enjoy the last 8- 10 wks of this pregnancy but it is proving to be tough Cray 2 thats my rant ROFL im overly emotional today

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"jonibug" wrote:

((((hugs)))) to Julia. You didn't kill the thread, that is what it is here for.

I sympathize about your dh. Sometimes my dh acts very sympathetic, but most of the time he has been a major grump.

Thanks Joni. And what is with that? My good friend at work who is 38wks said her husband is making her crazy too. Honestly, I almost never complain about my husband - he is usually so amazing but latley I could just thump him one. I wanna yell at him "you helped get me into this condition you know - the least you could do is pretend to care that I'm miserable" Lol :doh: See? I'm grumpy lol

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so sorry about your fish.

i have the heartburn to that make me stop what i'm doing. my biggest complaint is the hip/pubic bone pain. if the weight isn't completely centered on my hips it agony. putting on my pants, getting in or out bed. if i lay on my side while sleeping i want to cry when i role to any other position. sometimes just sitting aches in my pb. the best position for me to sleep is on my back to keep the weight centered but then my back aches a bit the next day. i really just want to sleep on my belly again!

emotionaly, i think i'm doing ok. my husband may say otherwise(but who is asking him anyway)

i'm forgetful and clutzy!

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Oh Chims... I'm so sorry you are having it rough... too!

Physically, I have felt better then any of my other pregnancies- up until this week. This week, my hands are starting to swell, my BP was up a bit at the doctor's, I gained a massive amount of weight in two weeks, and as of today- my back has given up on me. Or I give up on my back? I usually get all of my household chores done immediately in the morning to take care of the kids, critters, etc. Today- I got to the morning dishes and my back was screaming in pain, so I give up. I'm going to spend the day in bed reading... Maybe. Well, at least an hour... ROFL. I hate being still!

I had to laugh yesterday- I was visiting a friend and she told me near the end of her pregnancy, she almost killed her husband over cookies. She sent him out to get a certain type of cookie dough (the type you slice and cook) and he returned with a bag of already cooked hard cookies. She said she started screaming and crying and yelling- and threw the bag of cookies right at him. ROFLMAO. I figure I haven't hit that level of crazy yet, so I'm still doing okay Wink

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Chimmy, I'm right there with you! I love this little guy already but I'm over pregnancy, I've been over pregnancy since oh about week 6? This is the first time I feel like I just cannot do this again, I never thought I'd have that Lol I'm not even sure I'll miss it this time and I'm sure I'm miserable to be around because people keep making well meaning but irritating comments and while I can keep my mouth shut I'm sure I've been giving quite the nasty glances and for the most part I don't even want to be around people right now, I just want to be left alone until I have this baby Lol