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24 Weeks - feel like 40+ weeks !!! dont want to keep moaning but.....

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deo357 Thu 07-Jul-11 18:33:10

hi all, looking for some buddies who fancy having a little moan about aches and pains, annonymously, without boring DH or friends to death !!!

I am 24 weeks, i have recently "ripped a muscle" in my belly, have a bad back, bit of sciatica, spd coming on, wicked heartburn & headaches. And i am only 33 !!! dont know how i am gonna make it to the end with all my pains :-( & just want to feel fit & bouncy again !!!

cookie9 Thu 07-Jul-11 18:46:48

Moan away! I am 22 weeks and done same damage to my muscles. Decide to lift some pots and made it worse so on sick leave and told to rest and take codeine. Can't wait to have the baby. Love baby but pregnancy is literally a pain.

candr Thu 07-Jul-11 19:22:07

Can I join in? I am 28+4. Am fed up of being told how much I will miss being pregnant. Ooh what will I miss most? Cramp, heart burn, really quite painful kicks in belly and ribs, needing the loo, boobs resting on my belly, aching hips.... I could go on. I am sure I will miss some bits but I am more keen on having the baby than thinking what I will miss. Also while ranting when you say you are tired or sore it would be nice to have sympathy not be told how much worse it will get - I do know it will get worse. Phew nice to vent (I do realise I am lucky to be pregnant though!)

Spinosaur Thu 07-Jul-11 19:23:11

Hi, am also 34 weeks. I am very tired, took 2 classes out on trip on monday and am only just beginning to recover! It wasn't this hard last time! I am 39. smile

Spinosaur Thu 07-Jul-11 19:24:12

sorry, meant 24 weeks, jumped forward a bit then!

jammyscone Thu 07-Jul-11 19:30:07

I'm 29+1 and have had really itchy painful boobs for weeks, and have had to buy the next size up in shoes when my mum pointed out my feet were bulging out of what I hoped were going to be comfy flats to last me through the summer. When I mentioned this to one friend she said "oh yes, they do that" with great relish. Grr!

Add me to the heartburn and hip pain crowd and throw a congenital hip deformity in with that, and the doctor/midwife have been useless in terms of getting me any treatment, I've been waiting 4 weeks to see a physio now and still no sign of an appointment and can now barely hobble half a mile without the potential of crippling pain the rest of the day. I could go on but the for the sake of everyone's sanity will stop there! :D

outthere Thu 07-Jul-11 19:35:04

Yay, I'd love a place I can come and moan! grin

I'm only 20 weeks but already finding it really difficult to pick toys up off the floor, lift my boys to carry etc. Gawd knows what I'm going to be like when I'm huge.

When I sit forward my lungs are crushed and my stomach hurts right under my ribs. I can't sleep and the whole world already feels like it's falling out of my fanjo shock !!

I do really love the kicking though smile and the help you get from random strangers. I also love my boobs grin so it's not all bad!

deo357 Thu 07-Jul-11 19:54:35

oh ladies, glad im not the only winger in the village ! We all realise we are lucky to be pregnant. Hence the fact i always feel guilty about letting rip & having a good old moan & mention everything in one go. I usually just mention one of the many when asked. Last night i told hubby, "midwife said it was a ripped muscle in my belly" he said "oh good" WTF......good i said, oh well i hope u rip a muscle this week!!! he said well at least its nothing serious !!!!!! sympathy is all i want, just a poor u, must be bad, etc etc. AS IF
seriously though, the ripped muscle just stings & burns when i move, i do hope it repairs?? she siad if pain no better in few more days go to labour ward?? what are they gonna do??? Got some serious rib pain too, baby is twanging my left rib, if i bend ever so slightly it takes my breath away, and its only supposed to be 1.5lb at this gesation, blimey, whats gonna happen in the coming weeks !!!
lets always add our plus point of the day,week,month @ the end of our comment just to remind ourselves !
plus point.......nice boobs grin

Fluter Thu 07-Jul-11 21:19:03

Joining you in the whinge! 24 weeks tomorrow and will be so glad when this is over. At lease I have the probability that it'll be over quicker as I'm expecting twins, but the downside that I'm already enormous.

Fed up of:
Being permanently out of breath
Not being able to pick things up off the floor easily
Worrying about sleeping on my back but finding every other position difficult because one twin or the other will object depending on which side I'm on
Having to do everything at quarter speed
And all the "It'll get worse" etcetc comments.

But also know I'm lucky to be here after IVF...

Icoulddoitbetter Thu 07-Jul-11 21:27:07

Hello! 23+4 and I wake up every morning (on a super comfy mattress) feeling like I did a 10k the day before. I've bought some not very stylish but supportive shoes as all my normal shoes are making my sciatica and backache worse, but the bloody things are cutting up my feet, argh!
I'm feeling better than I did as at last I don't feel sick all the time, but it feels as though my body is falling apart! I'm now just keeping my fingers crossed that I don't start getting the migraines that I did with DS around this time...

lookout Thu 07-Jul-11 21:31:36

Also 24 weeks and fed up with being out of breath, not getting more than 2 hours sleep at a time, sore back, dizziness, not being to able to lift stuff and taking nearly 40 minutes to walk ds a mile to school.

I love the boobs, hair and kicks though smile and cannot wait to see my new boy!!

BikeRunSki Thu 07-Jul-11 21:32:40

Waves at everyone!
24 weeks to, really achey and painy. Tired, short tempered, achey back, fed up. Don't remember being this tired last time, but I didn't have a nearly-3 year old last time.

lolajane2009 Thu 07-Jul-11 21:33:46

30 weeks pregnant and feeling filled to capacity, fat and frumpy atm. Love the baby so much but his bum is under my ribs and it hurts.

dribbleface Thu 07-Jul-11 21:58:44

yay! I feel just the same. Off sick as had odd contractions/pains at 27 weeks (been checked over not prem labour), have SPD and fed up! DH sick of me moaning but if it was him it would be another matter. It's DS1's 3rd birthday sunday and trying to get stuff done but everytime i stand up my belly goes rockhard and hurts like hell for a bit!

ahhhhhhh! Feel better for that!

meravigliosa Fri 08-Jul-11 01:03:23

27 weeks and previously mild spd has taken quantum leap in last two days and now can barely walk. Let's moan together, even though I am also hugely glad still to be pg as am ancient and had mc last year.

deo357 Fri 08-Jul-11 10:29:29

woken up this morning with each butt cheek the size of a basketball in my leggings, not a good look

maybe i did look like this yesterday but didnt check !!! tee hee

lightsandshapes Fri 08-Jul-11 11:27:07

hello, can i join in? 24+4 today - and feel weepy, weepy, weepy..... doesn't help that DP is being an arse this week, but where have the happy hormones of the last 23 weeks gone???? Also, aching anf tiredness has qicked in - why so early. i hope this is a blip / hormonal surge / something?

lightsandshapes Fri 08-Jul-11 11:29:24

p.s. am 33

MissusTulip Fri 08-Jul-11 12:13:45

Hi, also 24 weeks and also 33! Read ur original post deo and thought - have I got up in night and sleep posted under a new name?! To add to back pain, SPD/PGD (since week bloody 8 angry), the not sleeping, all day exhaustion (without any DCs yet...), breathlessness and heartburn - I'm still throwing up on and off. Did a splendid one this morning after my Weetabix and had to clean the loo fast before it set like cement on toilet bowl, tears and snot running down my face. So glamorous and such a fun way to start the day. Then explaining it to GP who was worried as my BP was a bit raised at routine check this am grin.

Plus points - baby not found my ribs yet, prefers my cervix... but did get to hear heart beat at checkup this am - happy happy!

deo357 Fri 08-Jul-11 19:46:43

lightsandshapes - i have had weeks like that, and when hubby being a pig it doesnt help - send him to the pub to have some u time with chocolate/take out etc

MissusTulip - LOL - so glad im not the only one - miserable isnt it, but heart beat is lovely & i do love the kicks but not the rib pain, just been in the bath to move the baby and it work, dont know for how long

im feeling so massive today think i really have bad water retention my legs have got HUGE - any tips for getting rid of that ??

Plus point - I had a banana caramel waffle for pudding at lunch today & didnt have to feel guilty (salad first!!!)

lightsandshapes Fri 08-Jul-11 22:10:05

yum yum yum to banana caramel waffle - that sounds like the perfect dessert. And good advice about chocolate and u / me time - my dogs are much more understanding and nice t be around atm!

ItsNotUnusual Sat 09-Jul-11 14:28:48

This thread has moved me to tears. Thank fuck there are others who feel the same. Tho I'd rather you didn't feel like I do iyswm.

26 +1 and wondering hat the hell I'll be like by the end.

deo357 Sat 09-Jul-11 18:34:23

fluter - feel for u with 2 in there with the sciatica & bet u have rib pain too !!

Really struggling with the sciatica today ladies its really kicking off. Got a party tonight?? so flats it is, lets see what state i end up in tomorrow, i could just stay on the sofa for the next 3 months if i wasnt worried i was boring my hubby to tears !!!!!!!

plus point of today.........errrrrrrrr kids unpacking the tesco delivery for me ??? sorry best i could do today !!!!! hope u r all surviving the weekend fellow moaners !!!

PrincessScrumpy Sat 09-Jul-11 19:13:19

Can I join? I feel like I've moaned my way through this pg. Poor dh must be sick of hearing it. With dd1 I had a few back probs but felt like I was glowing. This time we really want the baby but I would have happily skipped the pg part.

I'm now 29w+2 with ID twin girls and tbh I'm feeling the best I have all pg - the 16weeks of violent sickness that lasted all day was followed by various other things but now I'm just so tired and frustrated. I want the house to be clean but haven't the energy. I'm so glad I work in a school and break up when I'm 31w.

I look like I'm 40weeks already but have still got another 8weeks to go (they're being born at 37w). It's going to be a long summer!

candr Sat 09-Jul-11 20:55:01

2 weeks of term left Princess, my lot are in pieces already, squabbles and tears and am getting hort of patience. Am worried I will blub like a baby on my last day though as will really miss some of them and the school itself. Will be nice to be in more casual clothes for the summer though.

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