I have been having pelvic pain for sure... worse when I first get up. I also feel like the baby dropped this past weekend. I have had a lot more pressure and need to pee and the babys feet seem to kick my ribs a little less. I felt like I needed to brace and support the bottom of my belly yesterday to hold it up when I walked. I wasn't sure if it was all in my head, but then at work today a couple nurses told me that I looked like I had dropped, so I don't feel so crazy. Do you guys think it's early for that? Has anybody else dropped yet?
SAS1...You know it's interesting because my co-worker just said to me it looked like I dropped. Last week, I thought she did drop because of the pressure I was starting to feel in my cervix area and the urge to pee every 5 minutes. I don't think it's too early though because there are plenty of women who drop and don't go into labor for several weeks afterwards.
Emmediva - Sorry you're hurtin! I wonder if the pain is caused by baby engaging in your pubic bone? Our LO is still vertex/transverse, so I am only guessing!!
I am actually feeling pretty good except for sore feet and some sciatic pain. I am pretty sure I have diastasis recti though, and occasionally I get wicked pains above my belly button that feel like my muscles are tearing. Typically only when I bend funny, so I am trying to do less of that.
mimi1979 and Leinzlove- Bummer about the reflux. I've started to identify that certain foods (orange juice, for example) seem to aggravate it... and have gotten it under better control. I hope you get some relief soon!
Leinzlove - I am seeing my MW tomorrow and will ask her how accurate the measurements are that she does externally. I don't think I am getting a growth scan?! People are telling me I am not super big (even though I've gained more than 25 lbs) so I don't know what to think.
Oh!! Here are the sneak peek pics our photographer sent to me:
Hey Grlz,, howz everyone doing ? WOW , We all have reached weeks in 30s now ,, VERY SOON OUR BABIES WILL BE IN OUR ARMS
I had my baby shower with friends & family last weekend,, it was soo much fun .. we played lovely games. any of u want ideas i am all for it Got many gifts too !! Feeling all pampered .. soo lovely !
YikesBaby - Pics r soo cute ,,, you look very pretty , therz Mommy glow on your face
sas1 - i am having lower back pain on & off ... when i get up form bed, bend down but i cant make out if my baby has dropped .. is it something like the whole weight falling on top of your uterus ?
mimi1979 - Exactly the same feeling ,, i wanna pee every 10 min but its not more than few drops when i actually go ... R u having same sensation .. My co-workers have asked me to get it checked .. hopefully not a urine infection ... Thats great Ariana is measuring perfect I dont know if my doc will have a growth scan for me !
Leinzlove - I ll continue working till the very end , my co. gives only 6 weeks if normal & 8 for c-section so i wanna save all that for after the baby !
Emmediva - me too having excessive heartburn in the nights , Tums is my best friend now !
My mommy;s coming mid Jan soo excited to see her after a yr & i so want baby to wait until Moms here ..she ll be such an emotional support for me !
30+ weeks have invited aches & more aches everywhere... My legs get swollen in the nights,, turning sides is difficult & ooh llaa laaa the acidity with heart burn adds on top.... All this is passing by waiting for our little angels
Yikesbaby: Love the pictures! You are lovely. 25lbs is great! In the third trimester you are allowed to measure 3 weeks ahead or behind. Babies grow at different rates. I was smaller with DD and she came at 39w weighing 6lbs3oz. I'm sure they will send you for a growth scan if they have any concerns.
aanch: I'm a SAHM, now. But, I definitley wanted to work as long as I could with DD. So, I could have all the leave possible. However, things didn't go as planned and I wasn't allowed working past 34 weeks. I had high blood pressure. Then I decided not to go back. It's crazy how things work out.
I'm glad you had a lovely baby shower! I can't believe how close we are all getting to meeting our LO's. I'm so excited!
AFM: I went and got my flu shot today. It gave me this bad taste in my mouth and the needle sight is sore. But, atleast Zoela will have protection.
SAS1, I know I’ve dropped, when the US tech was checking me, I could see the baby’s head directly over my bladder.
Mimi, isn’t it crazy when you need to pee, and then you stand up that you feel all the weight on your bladder?! Talk about running to the restroom!!
Leinzlove, my back is ok, it’s just my pelvis, where my left leg meets the bone, OMG, I am in pain when I walk! I don’t know if it’s the relaxin hormone or the baby laying on a nerve but it is SO hard for me to walk! I passed on the flu shot, hopefully I’ll be ok and not catch it.
YikesBaby, the pain is probably from the baby engaging, not sure… I will definitely ask my doctor next Tuesday. Last Thursday I met with the nurse practitioner, so I wasn’t too comfortable with asking her questions, she seemed ditsy… Your pictures are just lovely!!!
Aanch, yeah can you imagine? Not long now till we have our baby’s!! Glad you had fun at your baby shower, it is nice to be pampered huh I want to continue working until the very end too! I know I read somewhere that it’s only 6 weeks that my company gives however, when I looked at the Employee Manual it stated we can take up to 12 weeks for the birth or adoption of a child… So I have to look into that…
How nice that your mom will be there for you! I don’t know if my mom will be able to make it since I am planning a natural birth… She lives 4.5 hours away so she may miss the birth. I immediately imagined me at night trying to turn sides when you said it is difficult. I feel like a hippo I can barely turn, but I can’t just sleep on one side cause it kills me in the morning. So I generally do 3 turns, left, right and then left again. I heard it’s best to sleep on your left so I really try.
AFM, I am ready for the baby to get here, his bag is completely packed and 80% of his clothes are washed and put away. Now I need to pack my bag, I’ll probably pack it next weekend. I want to purchase some toiletries this weekend, a robe and some slippers. I’ll also pack my bathing suit, since I want to labor in the bath tub for as long as possible. I’m so excited that the end of the pregnancy is near and I’ll have my lil boy in my arms Question for you all, when you pee, do you feel like the baby pressing down, like lots of pressure down there at the moment of being on the toilet? I’ve felt it for 3 days now… And I’ve also had terrible itchiness on the soles of my feet at night more than anything! And yup still suffering with my left leg/pelvis, it feels dislocated
Regarding sleeping, how about on Facebook, there is this page called Mother Moments, and you get lots of info from other ladies, but how about someone posted about sleeping on their stomach at 30 weeks! I was like No Way! I can’t even get into my car if there’s a vehicle too close and the door rubs my stomach, it hurts! Let alone lying on it?! Weird.
The perineal massage kind of cracks me up... I was reading some recommendation to have your partner help you out with that and I just started laughing... I agree... awkward. ha.
In other news, I saw my OB today and he is starting my disability leave early at 34 weeks (Saturday) so Friday is my last day at work! I am so relieved! The foot pain has just gotten too rough with the all day standing. My boss is going to have a stroke when I tell her, but I honestly just can't take it anymore.
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