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30 weeks pregnant - how are you all feeling?

(29 Posts)
Mylittlepuds Thu 14-Feb-13 13:21:14

Are you starting to feel the strain yet? Don't know if it's because I've been ill this last week but can't imagine TWO MORE MONTHS. Don't think my stomach will stretch that far. Annoying as have been smug at how good I've felt up to now.

HavingALittleFaithBaby Thu 14-Feb-13 13:36:19

I am tired and ridiculously hormonal. Cried at DH about stuff yesterday which generally hasn't bothered me at all hmm work stuff I want to get lots done round the house but I'm installed on the sofa. I just can't wait to finish work - less than 6 weeks to go! smile

LadyMetroland Thu 14-Feb-13 13:44:45

Hate being pg. Nine more weeks to go and each week will get harder and all those things that are uncomfortable will get even more so as the weeks drag by. Last two weeks always the worst.

I'm a ray of sunshine aren't I grin

Worst thing is lack of sympathy -I have back ache, varicose veins, fatigue, general aches and pains, then at night am kept awake with acid reflex and aching ribs! The needing to pee at 3am bit will begin soon too. Oh joy.

PeachActiviaMinge Thu 14-Feb-13 13:48:46

Fat, achy, tired, miserable and hungry.

I am usually to be found either sleeping, crying, moaning, eating or expelling wind.

I'm barely leaving the house now due to the pain in my hips stopping me walking I just sit on the sofa and glare at the people around me or demand snacks. In fact I may ban people from coming into the house unless they bring food.

Mylittlepuds Thu 14-Feb-13 15:06:30

Ha! Glad it's not just me then. Yep to tired and very hungry. I hadn't put on weight and a month on I'm a disgusting pig of an excuse of a pregnant woman! I look foul. Will teach me a lesson for being so chuffed with myself!

BonaDea Thu 14-Feb-13 15:31:34

I'm kind of the same. Thought I was sailing through and to be fair have had an easy time of it (no MS or heartburn etc etc). However, I am aware that I have suddenly started moaning like you simply woulnd't believe - tired, uncomfortable, heavy, swelling up... Glad it isn't just me smile

33+1

Mylittlepuds Thu 14-Feb-13 15:45:24

Hi Bona smile. Right need to get a grip. Long time to go yet! Roll on mat leave.

pinkbear82 Thu 14-Feb-13 15:49:10

I'm only 24 weeks and struggling!! Having kidney issues on top of everything else and felling rather meh hmm over everything.... Still as I'm sure everyone keeps telling you all - it'll be worth it in the end so slapping the next person that says it with an added smug look on their face

HavingALittleFaithBaby Thu 14-Feb-13 16:04:06

I've actually just been swimming which helped massively. most exercise is such hard work and I feel awkward but I feel lovely in the water and its definitely given me and endorphin boost! smile

mamabrownbear Thu 14-Feb-13 16:21:36

Only 28 but hitting a wall of exhaustion again after a good second trimester. Not helped by a cold this week which has really knocked me. Hoping once that passes I'll get some energy back. Still so much to do and no strength or brain power to do it, let alone manage my job! Looking forward to stopping...8 weeks to go...

NewYearNewBoo Thu 14-Feb-13 16:26:08

29 weeks, after a lovely 2nd trimester of feeling quite good I now feel like death sad been ill for 2 weeks now, just been told I have gestational diabetes, hips ache, back sore, tired all the time making me very grumpy baby doing big uncomfortable moves sad

I could go on, but I just can't be bothered wink

SneezySnatcher Thu 14-Feb-13 16:28:12

Almost 33 weeks and I've just stated maternity leave so I feel great!

I was really struggling with aches, pains, high BP etc but that all blurs into insignificance now!

Mylittlepuds Thu 14-Feb-13 16:32:09

I think it's the illness thing combined with pregnancy. It knocks you for six. I read that around 30 weeks your immunity lowers - so maybe that's why a lot of us have picked up colds etc.

New year - sorry to hear about your GD. I'm T1 diabetic and it's no walk in the park while pregnant. Do you have to go on insulin?

space21 Thu 14-Feb-13 16:38:35

Glad there are others moaning out there.

I'm 34 weeks, massive bump so no longer driving which is torture as I live in the sticks.
Just bought 34J (yes J) breastfeeding bras as recommended by bravissimo and I could cry.
In fact I do cry and often. And moan. And have aching rubs and heartburn. Have to pee at least 4 times during the night.
Not to mention the piles.
And at last scan I was told baby has a large head so roll on bucket fanny.
grin

NewYearNewBoo Thu 14-Feb-13 16:39:00

Not sure yet littlepuds I had my gtt on Monday, got the call on Tuesday saying I have it and go back next Monday for the blood sugar monitoring kit and all the info and advice. I have got some lovely friends who have given me brilliant advice about maintaining it with diet for now so I will see what they say next week.

The immunity thing at 30 weeks makes sense too, I just hope we all get a bit of respite from it soon!

Mylittlepuds Thu 14-Feb-13 16:50:15

Oh well good luck New Year - if you need any help with insulin I'm your gal!

Pfft at bucket fanny!

YummyDollie Fri 15-Feb-13 11:14:44

31+2 and starting to get fed up roll on 25th march for maternity leave starting I've watched my calories/diet and exercised religiously throughout this whole bloody pregnancy and as of 36+5weeks on the 25th march I intend to sit on my bottom and eat Ice Cream whilst watching Food Network and ring a lazy bugger to celebrate my mat leave starting and my pregnancy coming to an end! grin
Roll on meeting my little girl!

YummyDollie Fri 15-Feb-13 11:15:21

Be a lazy bugger** stupid autocorrect

MyLittleAprilSunshine Fri 15-Feb-13 12:40:47

32+4 and yes I am wavering quite a bit now. I am still trying to get out and about as much as possible but sometimes that can be pretty difficult with my tiredness. Also walking a distance is a big no no because my hips and back ache pretty hardcore.

The heartburn comes and it goes. A few weeks ago it was torture I nearly cried because it just seemed to be all the time - whether I ate or not, slept or not, complained or not - it just wouldn't let up.

My legs are getting pretty achy, getting on and off Braxton Hicks every few days already and I have zero energy for anything.

But I am pretty optimistic and happy - at least the nausea is mostly gone. I hate any form of nausea.

purrpurr Fri 15-Feb-13 12:44:43

28+5 and my stomach has been taught like a drum for about a week, I swear I can feeeeeeel it stretching. This morning I was momentarily scared to move in case I split and all my insides came out. (At which point my DH rather soothingly said, 'It's ok, you're not Ted, your stuffing won't come out'.)

Keep getting irrational fear that DD will get cold when she arrives in the summer, have already got her two coats from ebay. SHE WILL NOT BE COLD. Stop fretting! <grrr>

glossyflower Fri 15-Feb-13 12:52:38

30 weeks also. Feeling very sorry for myself. Whole pg has been horrid. Had HG, got norovirus over Xmas, back pain, still feel nausea and find it hard to eat, indigestion, feel fat and unable up do anything, anaemic, muscles ache all over, weak, tired, peeing all night, wetting myself, vaginal prolapse and this week had a very bad cold if not flu with an annoying cough.
This is my first (and probably last!)
Being on labour lol I can't wait then I know it'll all be over!
All the best xxx

Bluemonkeyspots Fri 15-Feb-13 13:03:53

34 weeks and all I do is pee and fart. Usually I could not even bring myself to type the f word but I'm beyond caring now.

6 times I went for a pee during the night last night!! 6 times!!!!! Usually I'm just a pee first thing in the morning and last thing at night person.

Oh and this is dc4 so I'm desperetly hoping to regain a bucket fanny after this one and not progress onto a skip.

HenD19 Fri 15-Feb-13 14:39:23

I'm 28wks and can't believe my tummy is going to grow even more in the next 12 wks. Feeling exhausted most of the time and am def waddling around now....both pretty grim with another 2DC to look after. V jealous of all you 1st timers starting maternity leave in peace as mine will be business as usual.....always remembering that the baby is a lot less hassle in than out tho!

I feel a mess need my hair done but saving it up do its done closer to my due date , I'm 33 weeks , feel like the baby will fall out when I'm walking , in fact can't walk far at all because of back and pelvis.
I've turned into a crazy bitch and all round nasty person , moan all the time and became obsessed with decorating/ cleaning my house.

HavingALittleFaithBaby Fri 15-Feb-13 20:45:20

50 I feel like that about the baby falling out too! I'm on my feet for work all the time, that's when it's worst!

I had to finish work as was totally done in I don't know how anyone manages working up to 30 odd plus weeks if they are on feet

enjay0811 Sat 16-Feb-13 00:28:12

Love this thread grin thought I was the only miserable sod out there at the moment.31 wks and moody, grumpy, tired all the time, have sciatica, achey hips, legs, arse and back, can't get comfy and need to pee 3 times a night. Can't wait to start mat leave in 6 wks time, work jst pissing me off and 2dd's jst wearing me out! ....and 9 more wks to go....still lol at 'bucket fanny' grin

Mylittlepuds Sat 16-Feb-13 09:00:23

Ugh I feel like I can't even fit air in my lungs this morning. Bloody hell. Keep the moans coming.

space21 Sat 16-Feb-13 10:12:00

How do u get comfy at night? Even with 5 pillows I still wake up with backache and/or round ligament pain about 20 times a night!!
I have a pillow down each side but still difficult.

Any tips?

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