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HELP!!! Miracle cures wanted for heavy, pg legs...

(11 Posts)
WeasleyWonka Tue 17-Jul-07 20:29:19

36+4 with heavy, achey pg legs but I just can't sit here amidst the chaos. Please tell me that there's something that might enable me to finally get up off my backside to try and do even a tiny bit of tidying up. Rubs, baths soaks, ANYTHING - I don't know if I can wait for that last minute burst of energy!!! Thank you.

CrookshanksinJimmyChoos Tue 17-Jul-07 20:30:19

Nope......sit down, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet - you will need the rest now - you won't get it when baby is here! Get DP/DH to tidy up!

WeasleyWonka Tue 17-Jul-07 20:35:04

I know, I know - it's not even my first! Dh is doing what he can but he's a landscape gardener whose working until gone 9pm most nights to try and earn some extra pennies to cover the imminent shortfall with maternity pay. He's not in a much better state than I am when he gets in!

CrookshanksinJimmyChoos Tue 17-Jul-07 20:37:36

Awww...bless him. you have any periods of the day where you feel more fresh than others? Could try to do a little bit each day and get it sorted that way? One thing I've found so good was a footrest - you would not believe the difference just having feet elevated for an hour can make. You can get them quite cheap from IKEA - worth a try?

Landscape gardener....hmmm....not in Bristol by any chance are you? Our garden is a total pit and tiered....very child unfriendly!

WeasleyWonka Tue 17-Jul-07 20:51:21

I don't finish work until Friday, though am only doing half days. Will hopefully be able to take advantage of my slightly increased energy levels in the mornings from next week, I suppose. Just wondered whether anyone could recommend any miracle product that worked wonders for them?

WeasleyWonka Tue 17-Jul-07 20:52:03

BTW - afraid we're in Manchester, so am not sure he'll be able to fit you in!!

CrookshanksinJimmyChoos Tue 17-Jul-07 21:01:09

<glares at tiered garden in distaste>

Ahh well, really hope you get an energy burst soon! BTW, how have you found it being PG and already having a child? I found being PG with DS so tiring, I couldn't imagine having another one to look after at same time!

WeasleyWonka Tue 17-Jul-07 21:08:19

I always wondered how I would manage as I had been so tired with dd but you just cope in the same way that you're (probably) getting used to waaaaaay less sleep than you ever imagined possible... Upside is that I don't seem to put on anywhere near as much weight because I'm that bit more active

BunnyBaby Thu 19-Jul-07 13:04:31

Try lymphatic drainage, but make sure the person is properly qualified, worked wonders for my water retention :-)

LoveMyGirls Thu 19-Jul-07 13:06:32

Lie with your feet elevated whenever you can that way you should be able to do stuff in between. Also feet in cool water at night. Use some of that spritzer peppermint spray stuff on your feet?

dal21 Thu 19-Jul-07 13:09:49

one other mnetter on a similar thread recommended sticking a pillow under your matress at the feet end and sleeping with elevated feet. she swore her feet were tons better and because pillows are under matress, they dont fall off when you fall asleep/ move.

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