Had my weekly NST this morning, and Lily wasn't being reactive enough, so they had to use this thing that makes a loud buzzing noise to startle her into moving around. They had to use it 4 times before they got the heartrate accelerations they wanted. Poor little girl must have been scared...I remembered that babies can cry in the womb (although without making noise), and I felt so bad thinking that she might be crying in there.
I've been sleeping like crap...between having to get up every 2 hours to pee, and not being able to stay asleep for more than an hour at a time due to sore hips and restless legs, I'm hardly getting any quality sleep. I was so tired when I left the doctor's office that I just burst into tears in my car because all I wanted to do was go home and take a nap...but I had to go to work. I asked the doctor for advice, but I'm already doing everything she suggested (using a fan, keeping a pillow between my knees, taking tylenol and benadryl, etc). She also suggested cutting down on fluids in the evening so I don't have to pee as much, but that's not an option because if I'm not constantly chugging water, I feel like I'm dying of thirst. That's another thing that wakes me up...I actually have to get up to get a drink because I'm so thirsty.
The doctor said that going by uterus size, I'm basically already overdue, so it's unlikely that I'll be able to really get comfortable until the babies are born.
I hear you on not sleeping. I can't imagine how bad it is with 2 in there. For me it's painful hips and restless legs as well. I can't seem to get comfortable no matter what I do. I actually get out of bed and stretch my hips and back on the floor and then get back in bed and try to sleep again, lol. It helps some, but I have yet to find the solution.
I'm still waiting on my thyroid and GTT results. I just called the Dr's office and requested the results since I was supposed to get them yesterday. The receptionist was very nice, but said someone would have to call me back with the results. Arghhhh, more waiting!
hi all. oh i am with you on the sleep deprivation thing too. i have been suffering from some sort of head flu. spent yesterday with tinnatus and today with a really bad headache and hot sweats over night. paracetamol isnt touching it. every movement hurts. i am also peeing every 2 hours in the night. so between that and my sore head and my two boys and a new heating system which makes an annoying click when it comes on and off i am spending far too much nighttime awake...
still, it is preparing us for having a newborn..xx
Sorry I've not been popping in much, I've been finding it a bit harder to cope generally lately. Just exhausted and in quite a bit of pain with the SPD. I've given in, I'm trying to rest more and let other people do things for me, but I hate it! Only 7 days left of work for me though, so I'm now counting the minutes down!
Hope everyone is ok, 30 weeks tomorrow is crazy dudes!!!! We're all going to have little babies soon!
Has anyone else "dropped"? Is it possible to drop this early? I have had MANY people say that I've dropped this week. . .I see it, but also think I've always carried low. . .but now I can fit a whole hand between my breasts and my bump, and it definitely feels heavier/more pressure down low. Anyone else?
Sorry you're having a tough time, Jo! What kinds of things are you doing for the SPD? So far, the only thing that works for me is a heating pad, and if I use that every night and I'm careful not to overdo it during the day, it's bearable. I hope you can get some relief!
Sierra, I was pretty sure I dropped last week...the bump was a lot lower, and I had lots of pressure in my pelvis. However, one or both babies decided to move back up this week, so I don't know! Is it possible to go back and forth like that?
DH put a cool mist humidifier in our room last night, and positioned the fan behind it so it blows the mist right at me. I had the best night's sleep I've had in weeks! It was blissful...only got up twice to pee, and I don't think I was snoring much. My mouth was a LOT less dry when I woke up, and I've even been less thirsty than normal this morning. The dry air must have been playing a big part in my sleep problems. I hope it goes on like this!
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