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Anyone 33 weeks? How you all feeling?

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Beepbeep1 Wed 06-Mar-13 19:08:14

I'm generally okay. Exhaustion does hit hard at times though - like afternoons. Am I being a wimp?

Anyone started mat leave yet? I had to bring mine forward to use up hols - glad I had them to use up now!! How are those still at work feeling?

Beepbeep1 Wed 06-Mar-13 19:09:01

Oh and I keep randomly pissing myself a bit. As you were.

mrsbugsywugsy Wed 06-Mar-13 19:10:04

I felt like that an it turned out I was anaemic- have your iron levels been tested recently?

mrsbugsywugsy Wed 06-Mar-13 19:11:36

x-posted - do your pelvic floorsgrin

Beepbeep1 Wed 06-Mar-13 19:15:05

No I haven't mrsb. Will get then tested - thanks! Oh I've already got a DS and didn't bother with pelvic hence the pissing myself situation. A stitch in time and all that! Never mind. I had to ask DH if there was a wet patch on my bum today in posh coffee shop. The shame.

HavingALittleFaithBaby Wed 06-Mar-13 19:30:21

Much the same at 33+1. Been at work this morning. Started tea but couldn't finish so DH had taken over. Have been trying to work out if the dampness in my Knicks is discharge, waters or wee. Decided its predominantly discharge but am continuing to do my pelvic floor exercises!

I am tired. I can't wait for 2 weeks on Friday when I go on leave! Only 12 shifts to go smile

Beepbeep1 Wed 06-Mar-13 20:36:03

Ha! I'm trying to work out the same thing Having!

glossyflower Wed 06-Mar-13 20:39:21

I'm 33 weeks and still working full time upto 36 weeks. I am struggling and walking home from work today I actually thought I was going into labour!
Think it was just baby's positioning and/or Braxton hicks.
I'm knackered and my back really aches...counting down the days til my mat leave so I can put my feet up a bit!
All the best xxx

Simian0 Wed 06-Mar-13 22:20:59

33weeks 4 days today. Starting to really feel knackered and quite uncomfortable at times. I keep feeling my belly and thinking "how the hell is this going to keep getting BIGGER?!?". I don't LOOK that big in fairness, but it does feel very stretched/tight a lot of the time.

Working up until 1 week before due date, so another 4 weeks or so to go. Given I'm at the stage where I'm already close to having to ask the other half to roll me out of bed in the morning, I'm not sure how I'm going to make it up for work in a few weeks time. wink

Anyone else find that after walking for a certain amount of time your belly gets very tight around the bottom? I can walk for about 10mins or so and then it gets quite tight. Not sure if that's Braxtons or not as its only round the bottom portion of the belly. Tried wearing a support belt but it didn't really help/support at all.

glossyflower Thu 07-Mar-13 09:45:56

Yes simian the walking thing I get often, usually on my way home from work than walking to walk (it's only 1/4 of a mile).
My bump gets really tight, feels like a really bad stitch across the bottom of bump. I have to stop walking for a few minutes but it takes a while to go away.

And I also keep thinking this bump can't get bigger, how on earth will it get out if it has another 6 weeks growing time lol.

All the best smile

photochick Thu 07-Mar-13 11:32:14

32+6 today. Feeling generally great as (touch wood) I have no heartburn, no real aches and pains and energy isn't bad (yes I know I am v lucky). But yes, bump really getting in the way now, despite people telling me how neat it is (front on I look ok, just don't look at me sideways wink).

However, simian you have described what happens to me when I walk anywhere perfectly. Getting a bit frustrated! Oh that and not being able to sit on our sofa anymore without about 4 cushions propping me up as I can't get off it again!

Working to 38 weeks which should be fine as I will do increasingly more in the office / work from home. Its more the fear of getting everything ship shape for a handover that is more worrying!

Simian0 Thu 07-Mar-13 12:46:20

Hey glossyflower & photochick,

Glad to hear I'm not alone. I guess it's probably just the pressure of carrying the equivalent of 4 bags of sugar around our tums. I nomally walk quite fast so I tried slowing my pace down this morning (have a 0.5mile walk from the tube to my office) and that seemed to help a bit. Starts to feel like you're wading through treacle after a while though eh? Lord knows what it'll be like in a few weeks. 'gulp'

Oh god, the handover is a worry too. I'm finishing on the 12th April and they haven't even started advertising for cover for me yet. I've said they'll need someone in 2 weeks at least before I go off so I have a chance to bring them up to speed and they settle in. Doesn't leave much time to find someone though....

...mind you, have to keep thinking 'TMP'* from now on

*(T'aint Ma Problem!)

growyourown77 Thu 07-Mar-13 15:12:28

Hi ladies, i'm 33+2 today and not on mat leave until 22 March so trying to work from home as much as possible to minimise the commute up to London and back. So i'm sitting here working mumsnetting with my feet up on the exercise ball!

I've really hit a wall now - definitely getting the tightenings all round the bump when walking more than 10 mins, esp if i'm semi rushing for the train. It really is the body telling us to rest, rest, rest....

I'm struggling today with a horrible combo of a snotty nose and really bad heartburn, so it's all putting me right off my food. I'm a bit worried i'm not eating enough as i get so sick of feeling sick afterwards. I'm trying some plain popcorn at the mo.

Plus I have very painful hands and feel from water retention swelling, with a spot of carpal tunnel in my right wrist. So being a bit of a whinge-bag today! smile

Beepbeep1 Thu 07-Mar-13 16:25:31

Ahh whinge as much as you like! I'm feeling so unmotivated now I've stopped work. I'm finding it quite depressing really - I was the same with DS. It's like a maternity leave depression! I really shouldn't complain though!!

HavingALittleFaithBaby Thu 07-Mar-13 16:28:02

Oh, the heartburn! confused

Simian0 Thu 07-Mar-13 21:55:54

Got a good tip the other day for acid indigestion. A cup of warm milk 45mins before bed. Worked a treat. I've been woken by, and puked in the night with acid indigestion recently. I'm still hitting the bottle a fair bit by day (Gaviscon) but the milk idea worked.

Bit worried everyone seems to be finishing up work so much earlier than me. Damn stat mat leave deal at work. Wishing I could stop in next couple of weeks too.

glossyflower Fri 08-Mar-13 11:12:27

... Midwife appointment yesterday and measurements show baby is approximately 5lb 5oz already! I know it's not always accurate for the waters etc but I have 6 weeks growing time to go! It's going to be a ten pounder I'm sure!!!!

Maggie111 Fri 08-Mar-13 14:53:20

I'm 33w+5 today and definitely feeling tired. Not too much needing a nap tired, just not coping very well doing anything. I had a shower today and that was enough for me!!.... It's a bit of a shame I have to clean the hole house and prepare the nursery and get new carpets in the next few weeks though!!! blush I've already had to get my husband to take some time off work to help organise.

Glossyflower - I had a growth scan this week too - baby is measuring around 6lb - they advised me that he is due to grow a pound every 2 weeks at this stage - meaning he'll be 9lb ish on his due date. Hope that helps you guesstimate. smile

Maggie111 Fri 08-Mar-13 14:55:02

Simian - Gaviscon hasn't helped me at all with heartburn (always used to pre-pregnancy) but I have found Rennies really do the trick.

Beepbeep1 Fri 08-Mar-13 20:58:30

My baby 5oz 10lb on growth scan at 33 weeks smile. Another fat baby here!

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