Redrose- I am no good at nub guesses or anything like that so cant really help you there
Babyd- Yay for new prams we are going to look at some tomorrow as I wont be buying anything until after 20 weeks.
Snowflake- Congratulations on team blue we finally have another boy in June bugs.
I forget who asked how many lbs could be attributed to constipation/bloating (harri?), but I have lost 3-4 lbs with one good poo during this pregnancy. Granted, it had been building for days, but it's entirely possible that 3+ lbs could be actual poo and at least a couple more for bloating/water retention! I used to gain 6-8 lbs for a few days with period bloat. Hope that helps
Redrose, I'm deliberately trying to not know how to tell the gender since I'm adamantly team yellow! Hoping the docs/nurses/techs don't give it away!
Wow a 3-4lb poo! That's not far off baby size! thank you!! You've cheered me up!
I am going to watch what I eat from now on as i am aiming for 28lb gain, it won't happen lol xx
*TMI ALERT - If you're grossed out by bathroom talk, skip to the next post***
The sad thing was that as I was going I thought, this is what labor feels like...but times a million! I had to take Senekot to get things moving as it had been almost a week (granted, I wasn't able to keep much down, so I thought there wasn't much in there...but still! I'm usually super regular!). I was getting hot flashes and every couple minutes I would be rocked by really uncomfortable abdominal cramping which would finally be relieved by something coming out. Then I would feel ok for a few minutes and then take 2...or take 3... it lasted for an hour and a half! The cramping was so miserable I would be talking to myself saying 'it's almost over, it's almost over', and then would let out a huge sigh of relief when it subsided for a minute. Then it started again. Just like labor! Except I've heard that's way more painful... we'll see!
I found paracetamol helped mine but they are horrible at times. Think mine are to do with my bp though. Is your bp ok abic? Xx
Hey Pink....It's weird coz the way i feel its as if i have got high blood pressure...getting light headed when climbing stairs, stars in my eyes and throbbing head which pulses into my eyes too....doesn't last that long but if i walk up the stairs or bend over or do anything remotely strenuous it comes on....all the other times i just have a constant dull headache! I've had these headaches since April but coincidentally I also had iregular cycles and no ovulation from Feb til August so after loads of tests the Drs just kinda put it down to hormonal problems! I have my blood pressure checked regularly coz my mum and gran also have high blood pressure but mine is perfectly normal....it's actually on the lower side of normal rather than high!
The headaches got way worse over Christmas but i was sleeping in til about 8 most days and i'm used to getting up at 6 so i think it was just too much tossing and turning coz i;d still wake up around 6 but then snooze and toss and turn for a couple of hours before i'd wake up properly!!
So far so good anyway seems to be working....im UBER tired but head feels much better for setting a 6.30am alarm on a weekend!!!
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