I was swiming often, but my work schedule and the weather hasnt made that possible on my days off lately... I just reached 37 weeks and only had mild swelling one day at the beach from walking so much... it went away that night when I rested and hasnt come back so I guess I'm lucky in that department!... View Thread
Seems like you are finding ways to cope with this difficult and not so comfortable pregnancy and that great! I just reached 37 weeks today and looking back it feels like the time really flew. Although I didn't have the GD complications you do, I am uncomfortable as well, but I do know in the end all of the aches and pains are worth it! Keep your head up and thoughts positive because you are blessed to be bringing a LO into the world! Good Luck and hopefully things get a bit better for you in the mean time!!!View Thread
Hey ladies, I know for me the heat has been absolutely miserable for this part of the pregnancy but exercise throughout the pregnancy is supposed to help in more ways than one. So i am wondering what you ladies have done to stay active during this last trimester during this hot summer... Last week while on vacation we spent alot of time walking which was the most active I have been since around 20weeks when I concluded the dance season. I def felt the effects of walking so much but in some ways it felt good to be active and seemed to be a step toward being ready for labor. My last labor was 21.5 hours so i am hoping to shorten that up a bit this time!
What have ya'll done to be active and have you done that the whole pregnancy or just started recently? I'm looking for something I can do (possibly with DS-3) to stay active and get my body prepared for labor.View Thread
You are bringing a little life into the world, so yes all of this will be worth it the moment you hold LO in your arms. I was the same way, if not worse with my first pregnancy. I hated when he moved because it felt alien-like inside of me, but the second I saw my little man, I was in love instantly. This time around, the pregnancy has been a bit more uncomfortable for me with anemia, and going thru the pregnancy single, as well as trying to keep up with DS(3)... but even though this has been a little harder this time, I am much more accepting of the aches and pains and everything because I know it is all worth it!View Thread
I have a few gripes and i am sure I'm not alone in this, but I guess no one else wants to sound like pregnancy isnt so wonderful. Don't get me wrong knowing that I have a little man growing inside me is the most amazing thing in the world but it really isnt all peaches and cream. This pregnancy has been miserable. This is #2 for me and with DS1 i had a total of 4 stretch marks when he was delivered & with this one I feel like the whole bottom of my belly is covered with them - eww... I have had some mild acid reflux this time so eating or drinking before laying down is a complete no-no, which sucks when you are anemic and want to chew a whole cup of ice before bed every night.... Also a result of being anemic, I have been put on Iron supplements which have helped with the dizziness but omg I have never been constipated before in my life and it sucks(TMI)!!!!... The heat has made it impossible for me to play outside with energetic DS1 (3). So although I am being lazier this time around, I feel like this little man takes up all the room and half the time if we eat out i get a kids meal and struggle to get that eaten. I love this LO to pieces and will do everything to make sure he is healthy but I am seriously ready to get my body, my energy, and my appetite back... I'm sure there are other gripes but I wont get into them right now, instead I will give someone else a turn! The final count down is on and I have 32 days until EDD View Thread
Wow sounds like the family is 100% supportive and thats great! A few things off your list and hopefully you are feeling a bit more relaxed about having things done before this little girl gets here!... I know how you feel about wanting to help more, I feel like I have been slacking as a mom with DS(3) who would much rather be outside playing than inside reading books or doing puzzles with mommy, but it will be over before you know it and the addition to the family will be totally worth it!...
Glad everyone is helping out and hope you are feeling some relief! Not too much longer and we will be holding these LOs in our arms! View Thread
I feel ya on that Megan... This pregnancy has been so much more uncomfortable than the last and I am ready to hold this little guy in my arms, get my body and my energy back! I feel like such a lazy mom lately because DS and I have spent most of the summer in the house away from the smoldering heat!...View Thread
Do what feels right for you. The two you already have are the best indication of what you are ready for. I have one DS who will be 3 & 1/2 on the 27th and I have another DS due next month. I didnt plan to get preggers again this soon, but thru the pregnancy I have found that although DS1 understands and is excited about being a big brother, he sometimes forgets that he can't jump on mommy's belly and I really don't know how he will be when the baby actually comes. For some I have found that potty training is easier when they have an older sibling to watch and learn from, but every child and situation is different. Before you decide to try again make sure that not only you but your family and situation is ready!... Get moved so you don't have that to worry about & decide whether you will need to pay for daycare and how much you can afford to put towards that... and if you plan to stay home, are you ready to have 3 LOs (or more if u have twins by chance)... and always remember every child is different, if your girls play well together or were easy to potty train or have good sleeping habits that doesn't mean the next LO will be as easy!...
I don't mean to discourage you just figure out how much you can handle at once before you decide and end up completely exhausted/stressed!
Good luck and honestly do whatever you feel is right!!!View Thread