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32 weeks pregnant and feeling overly tired, frumpy and hormonal

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rachyaimeelou Tue 17-May-11 17:51:16

is this a sign of things coming to an end? this is my 2nd pregnancy and has been 3 years since i had my dd and cant remember any thing about being closer to labour.

since i hit 31 weeks last week iv become tired, irritable, the slightest thing either ticks me off or reduces me to tears and even doin the most easiest task leaves me falling asleep on the couch.

i cant moan too much coz i am very lucky to have a parnter who is very hands on, as soon as hes home from work, he takes over with dd so i can have a rest, makes tea, does any job that needs doing including bathing and putting dd to bed.

i jus wish it was 11th july already, im also gettin fed up with having clothes that dont fit, but i think theres only 8 more weeks wats the point in buying another t-shirt, so im wearing my partners tops lol i suppose ppl asking how much longer isnt makin the process go any quicker either.

with dd i remember being happy, full of bloom and excitement, but with this pregnancy i feel grumpy, tired and jus want ppl to stay away from me not to mention a little anxious.

i know this is all normal and that every pregnancy is different, i jus wish things wud kick in and get going

ShazGJ Tue 17-May-11 18:44:38

I am also 32 weeks due 8th July, since hitting 32 weeks feeling completely exhausted and drained, could constantly sleep and getting breathless just walking up the stairs. Had to sit down just visiting the supermarket on Saturday. Hoping this is the worst of it, can't possibly get worse than this can it?!?

rachyaimeelou Tue 17-May-11 18:54:15

i hope not shaz, i remember with my dd i had tones of energy, i jus put it down to having a boy x

MotherPanda Tue 17-May-11 18:59:09

Uggs from the sofa

31 weeks and feeling very similar. sadly/happily my DH has just started a new job so I'm alone most of the time worrying that I might be dying. This is my first baby though, so i guess i have it very easy as I can just sleep all day if I want to, That is if i could find a position I can actually lie down in....

Now we know that theyre almost cooked it gets much harder, Prod prod, you could be just a couple of weeks early....

Starting to regret moving to a bigger house though, who even needs two staircases?????

skandi1 Wed 18-May-11 03:55:54

You all have my sympathy!

Also 32 weeks and feel unable to waddle to do even basic tasks. So am joining you.

On top of tired grumpy etc, I also now apparently suffer from pregnancy insomnia! Hence posting at nearly 4am. Every night I wake for 2 hours unable to sleep.

I have 21 month old DD who wants to go to the park and play ground and stay there for her every waking moment. Hard work as she can completely out-run me and tends to mysteriously develop temporary deafness when called.

I could list many more moans but need another cup of tea....

Will come back tomorrow for more sympathy and solidarity.

rachyaimeelou Wed 18-May-11 08:03:08

hi girls and thanks for joinin this thread, sooo happy im not alone, talkin about sleep insomnia, iv been wide awake since half 5 and currently goin back to sleep now that parnter and dd have gone to work and nursery lol hormones took over again this mornin and because i had to tell dd off for something, i broke down in tears complainin that i feel like im aways telling her off, parnter told me not to worry bout it but shes my baby girl, even tho shes 3, she still my girl.
it sounds bad but i look forward to my wednesday coz im on my own all day lol
and bless oh, he thot he was helping this mornin by bringin the washing in....only to dump clean clothes on top of dirty clothes in the wash basket, sooo now im in for another full day of washing grrr i no men like helping but its not necessary lol.

hope ur all feeling well any way xx

rachyaimeelou Wed 18-May-11 08:06:06

oooh mother panda as for not bein able to lie in a comfy position, i no that one only too well, i have to lie on my left side coz baba finds my right side comfy??? only thing is tho i feel like a whale trying to role around, i have to literally grab hold of oh jus to roll over to the other side xx

MotherPanda Wed 18-May-11 15:09:06

Poor Rachyaimeelou, It's a good thing though.... means it makes giving birth to our babies a little bit easier. My doctor has actuially referred me to the physio to see if I can make the pain a little more bearable (and get some sleep) so I'll let you all know If i pick up any tricks smile

thehiddenpaw Wed 18-May-11 21:09:15

32 weeks too and also exhausted and soent sunday afternoon and all day monday in bed. feel teary at the mere thought of cuddling new baby (in an emotional happy way).Plus still working full time, this is number 3. know just how all of you are feeling, plus there is the constant heartburn, weeing, back pain etc

nicolamumof3 Wed 18-May-11 21:14:07

31+4 here and struggling also.

SPD at its worse, feel exhausted and faint most of time unable to bend down as also have hernia at top of my bump combined with the painful pelvis and knees not great!!

Have 12yo 5yo and 3yo too so prob has something to do with it!! July cannot come soon enough.

stottiecake Wed 18-May-11 21:21:32

Hi ladies
Am 32 weeks tomorrow and can completely relate! Today especially have been an emotional mess and nearly choked on a bit of melon as I started sobbing halfway through eating it!

Felt so lethargic today - no energy and I felt so guilty as poor ds is used to us buzzing about all over the place. Finding I can only manage 1 trip out a day. I don't drive so we walk miles (or we did).

Bored of getting up at 4.37 for a wee. Bored. Then laying awake for an hour worrying about our house move in 3 weeks.

So looking forward to meeting my new baby boy and he is probably going to be the last so trying to enjoy these last few weeks but just feeling a touch miserable atm!


jenga079 Wed 18-May-11 21:59:21

30 weeks here... Still loving my bump & the amazing happy hormones, but my gosh, the insomnia, indigestion & exhaustion are driving me mad. It doesn't get any better then?

nitnatnaboo Wed 18-May-11 22:29:26

31 weeks here. Have had HG for most of pg - still have random pukes every week. Luckily have been signed off work for whole pg. Must have passed the enjoyable bit of pregancy without noticing as I'm now in the feeling huge/sore and numb bump/waddling/backache/sleeping hours in the day stage.

Moan moan moan!

MotherPanda Thu 19-May-11 21:51:40

Yet people keep saying how we are all blooming - and isn't pregnancy a wonderful time...

Mumble Grumble. It will be worth it...

It is nice to know It's not just me. Can't believe some of you are still at work! I started Maternity leave right after the easter bank holidays, Can't go without my afternoon nap anymore!

clairefromsteps Thu 19-May-11 22:30:01

I was 32 weeks yesterday and July 13th cannot come soon enough. DD wanted me to get her fairy wings down from the shelf in her room this morning and going up the stairs too quickly made me see spots.

And I'm just remembering the weirdo late-stage pregnancy things that your body does. Gigantic brown nipples, anyone? Or how about a nice bit of SPD? An overload of hormones that make you cry at the Proctor and Gamble advert ('She's the hands....') always goes down well too....

rachyaimeelou Fri 20-May-11 09:00:53

oh im gettin fed up of the irritating questions
" how long left"
"wen do u finish"
"is it ur first/second/third....."
oh n also the

"oooohhh now u have one of each"
geee do u not think i no that???

but on the fun side iv made 3 men cry thru my hormones lmao

a bloke came in to work yesterday wanting the beer that we had on offer, which isnt acctualy on offer till the weekend, i told him this n trying to be clever he said well wats this then(pointing at the leaflet), ermmm theyre bottles, he then inisited the cases he had got were suppose to be on offer, till i pointed out (on the back page) that the cases he wanted were NOT on offer till the weekend.
iv never seen a grown man sulk soooo much, it was very enjoyable hehehe
claire i can sympathise with the huge nipples, i look like i have 3 on either boob?? and the stupid surge of hormones, my other half has resorted to locking him self in the back room till iv had the baby, because all i do is either cry or bitch and moan.

also iv got this weird vent towards men, women im nice as pie to but any man that comes near, i cant stand, i detest men lol i actualy told a bloke the other day that if he didnt have a uterus then he was not entitled to his opinion on pregnancy, that was another man i made cry hehehe

thehiddenpaw Fri 20-May-11 22:19:53

living on rennies and having braxton hicks at least twice a day....

ShazGJ Sat 21-May-11 01:07:04

This week indigestion has got far worse, thank god for gaviscon, although even with this I still wake up at about 4 am due to the acid and have to go and get another dose and sit up until it settles. Used to be only certain foods causing indigestion now it's everything.

nicolamumof3 Sat 21-May-11 10:27:13

32w today. And still being sick its awful. So glad this is fourth and final pg been the most hard going to date. Feeling faint and exhausted and my hips and pelvis agony so hobbling around despite my support belt...moan, moan, moan!!

mummytigger Sat 21-May-11 20:39:57

31+5, and I feel your pain! I burst into tears yesterday in Tesco - but for good reason: they were out of stock of strawberry laces and they've discontinued the one sandwich I've been consistently craving. B*stards.

But seriously though, I'm snapping at everything, the littlest things are pissing me off to the point where I want to yell obscenities, my boobs are leaking like crazy and I'm sleeping for hours at a time, and still feeling tired.

The partner is being really supportive and trying desperately not to snap back, and I'm so appreciative of that. The only thing keeping me going is counting down the days.

nicolamumof3 Sat 21-May-11 21:04:07

8 weeks feels like sooooo long tho doesn't it, thats if i don't go over of course, could be even longer!!!

firstsupermum Sat 21-May-11 21:31:41

31weeks+5 really tired and just need rest but i cant as i have ds2 need feeding, bathing and loking after, and talking all the time, i am realy done

Kerri1983 Sun 22-May-11 09:19:50

Hi all, 33weeks on Tuesday and I am desperatley trying to fill my days/weeks with things to take my mind off the usual heartburn, tiredness, pgp and constant thirst, anyone else very thirsty?????

This is my second and I think this plays a major part in how the majority of us on this thread are feeling, I notice most already have 1 or 2 DC at home.

I have another 5 weeks left in work but it is such an effort to get up, showered and dressed of a morning!!! By the time I am ready I could just get back in bed!!

So I am due 12th July, its lovely to get to know who is due within the same week!!!

I can see this becoming the regular thread for a bit of a moan, it does us all good to vent every now and again ;) xxx

Hope to keep in touch, Kerri x

ShazGJ Sun 22-May-11 09:42:35

I am constantly thirsty too. Tiredness has eased a bit since going dropping some days at work.

As of last night PGP has got a lot worse can barely move or walk, had been feeling better for 3 days previous and stopped using my crutches so may have overdone it sad.

nicolamumof3 Sun 22-May-11 10:46:49

if i wear my belt it makes me feel sick! if i take it off can barely walk the next day!! i hope the next few weeks go quickly. We are on holiday for a week from Saturday can't wait.

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