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.
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?
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.
I'm sorry about your fish.
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.
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.
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.
Wife to Derek 8/12/06
DD Marisa 11/9/07
DD Shayna 8/27/09
DS Joseph 8/27/09
DD Simone 9/12/11
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
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
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 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!
DD1- July 2004
DD2- April 2006
DS1- December 2009
DS2- August 2011
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!!!!!!!!!