Hello!! How is everyone doing? Post your status and an updated belly pic or ultrasound!
I'll post my pic later, for some reason it's not working right now. I'm leaking colostrum now (a lot, like 4 times a day at least), get cramps if we have intercourse, and cannot have children sit on my lap or I am uncomfortable and in pain. I've been having a small pain in my right side of the belly where the baby lays, it's the same spot I had the cramps. (it's weird that it's one side, and not always when the baby is moving... but goes away soon)I'm also stressed, tired and depressed. I'm eating and peeing like crazy. (I'm trying to think of all the glorious things first, :laugh:.) I have so much acne it makes me sick. I am sick a lot more now, either nauseous or ready to pass out. I can't stand my body right now, I don't even want to look in the mirror. I feel so disgusting and ugly. I'm really scared of premature labor. And then I get scared of what will happen for my maternity leave and then having summer unemployed. I wish that I could just hibernate until after I have my baby!!
I finally got maternity clothes from my sister! :) I now have clothes that fit me!!! Yay! My favorite thing right now is that I can feel the baby all the time and that I can sometimes even see my belly move! I can't wait to hold him! I've actually been in a pretty good mood lately. Just so tired. It looks like I need to focus on more positive things! :laugh: I feel like I'm too tired to even think right now!
I just started leaking last week.. it sucks! I co sleep with my 2 year old most of the time too which compounds the problem. It's like my body remembers that I breastfed him and is trying to again! My regular clothes are still fitting okay but I usually wear low rise jeans anyway and baby is pretty high, the ones that are a bit snug work great with a hair elastic lol I do however have maternity trousers for work (dress pants type) and I had to stop wearing heeled shoes because my back was killing me! So now I feel odd in flats at work, and my back still hurts a bit I think from total lack of support in my flats.. I'm gonna give insoles a try lol I feel old!
My boobs are HUGE and feel so heavy, if I don't wear a bra they feel tingly all the time and leak even more so I sleep in a really stretchy sports bra that's not really giving support it's more like a sleep type bra. I've still only gained 2 lbs but my belly is huge! I've been getting intense leg cramps everynight and loads of heartburn.. and just generally sore in my low low pelvis (vaginal area)
BLAH! Pregnancy is not quite beautiful yet for me..
HALF WAY POINT THOUGH!!
DR said that when I dilate to 3-4 and am favorable (effaced and moving to the right station) she will admit me and break my water with my history of quick labor and distance from the hospital she said she isn't comfortable with me going past 39W.. and I had both boys at 38 anyway. She said that starting at 37 she might want to see me 2x a week.
I still haven't started really shopping and have only set up an Amazon registry. I feel like with all the chaos of the holidays and loosing my MIL I haven't had time to actually sit and realize we are having a baby boy in April! My MIL wanted us to name the baby after her, Anthony would be appropriate but neither of us like it.. we don't know what to do. I love the name Anthony but hate how it would turn into Tony.. not a fan of nicknames.
I have US pics and belly pics to post! I just have to sit still long enough to upload lol
I've been selling a bunch of stuff on Ebay for Christmas money I'm sick of uploading pics right now!
I'm so sorry for your loss! I agree with the whole nickname problem. It's easier too if you liked a specific nickname, like my SIL is Bethany, because my MIL did not want her called Liz or Lizzy or another Elizabeth nickname, but she wanted her to be called Beth. I've gained too many pounds to share, lol. The bottom of my feet are hurting me too, and when I wake up they are tight and painful.
Originally Posted by MaMa2boys
When I first wake up I have a pain the the top part of the bottom of my foot. It goes away after a while, but I feel like the pain is getting worse. Besides shoe supports is there anything else I can do?
my biggest problem is my blood pressure i fear preeclampsia again it is scaring the heck out of me
What has your bp been running? That's so scary! Sorry to hear that.
Originally Posted by mother of seven
My bp is uber low.. like 105/60 during an appt. If I were to just check it at work it's even lower like 100/48 but appts get me a little anxious, so that has never been a worry for me. When I was really sick with hyperemesis my bp jumped up to 150/86 from dehydration I felt so uncomfortable and I could really feel the difference my heart felt like it was beating so fast and I couldn't catch my breathe..
does it feel the same with general high bp?
mine was running 162/102 the meds have gotten it down to 144/82 which is still a little high but i am on a big dose of meds so it should be a lot lower i can tell when it jumps it almost feels like my heart pauses and the beats really hard and it takes my breath away
On another note and one getting sharp pains in the vag. area its real sharp