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2high

My Big Fat Preggo Vent

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2high

I'm just about over it!

34+2 weeks gestation, still vomiting, blood pressure isn't sure WHAT it wants to do, proteinuria is "substantial", headaches all day every day, heartburn that wakes me up in the night, and I feel like a **** elephant. Due to the amount of protein in my urine, I've been told I have to have a c-section at 37 weeks, rather than being able to hang out til 38... which means 3 days in hospy before bub comes, to have a steroid shot and monitor bgs hourly. I'm barely sleeping, due to the heartburn, a bladder the size of a pea, and a 3yo who just has to be in my bed every darn night lately! Raaah!

 

On the plus side... I have 3 ish weeks to go, and then I'll NEVER be pregnant again. Bub is measuring normal as of my growth scan yesterday, and his projected birth weigh estimate for 37 weeks is 3.1kg (6lb 13oz), which is awesome considering Riley was measuring weeks and weeks ahead already at 34 weeks, and his birth weight at 37 weeks was 4.43kg (9lb 13oz). If I DO somehow go into labour naturally before 37 weeks, I can try for a natural delivery, which is something the drs wouldn't even consider with Riley, due to his size and my PE. Oh, and due to my history of postnatal depression, the hospital is going to TRY to get me a private room if they can, when I'm admitted. Thank God for Socialised health care, and not having to pay an absolute fortune to have a baby.

 

Someone remind me of the good parts of being pregnant, when I whinge and whine over the next 3 weeks, please?

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Peggy_TX

Thank you for validating my decision to never have children!!! :D

 

(in just a few weeks, you'll be back to being a glowing/happy mom.)

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2high

haha! Babies and children themselves, are wonderful... and some people LOVE being pregnant.... but I don't lol. Not at all. I love feeling my baby move, and I love the little kicks, and how he responds when I touch my belly. I love the way my belly looks when pregnant, BUT... on the whole, pregnancy sucks.

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notme

My daughter weighed in at 10 pound 4 oz. or 4.649 kilo at birth. Trust me, you do not want to do this without a c-section if your baby gets this big. Back in the day......when I had my kids, you didn't have epidurals nor even an asprin to deliver. Lamaze was the "thing". What a crock that was. Take the peace and quiet and enjoy the three short days of serenity. Two babies for some reason is more than twice the work of one. I don't know how that worked out mathematically.

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Margie3

I was one of those nuts that loved being pregnant. Could be because I tried for six years and finally conceived but for so long didn't think I ever would. I'd even go in the bathroom to throw up and come out smiling. Yup, nuts! :) I do remember some trying times though so I do understand what you're going through. Won't be too long now....best of luck to you and your new precious bundle! :)

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samuraiguy

One day you'll have a moment like when I saw my daughter graduate from college and go off to grad school choked up with love and pride. In that moment I somehow forgot about her almost burning down the house by sticking a pliers into a electrical socket when she was 4 ;).

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gettingby

Kit kit, listen to mama Cin: You got this!!! You are going to be ok and bub is going to be a wonderful bundle of joy. Sweetie, I'm just an email (well and thousands of miles) away. I love you with all of my heart. Email me and rant all you want. I'll remind you of the salad all over your head and the roo that was lost when the fat kid sat on him. :D

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2high

Gosh I love you, Cin! That made me laugh straight up!!!

I'm having a better day now, spent the morning at mum's, and have organised to go see a movie with the girls tomorrow evening. I haven't had a girls night out in....I don't even know how long!

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Tanikit

Ah, hang in there - I hated my last pregnancy and was severely ill during it (mostly hypoglycaemia that was severe) It took me almost 18 months to even start to recover from that pregnancy and now my youngest is 2.5 years old and I desperately want another (mine were both 8pounds 6 ounces at birth at 38 weeks - but I so want it to be a better pregnancy! Sorry you have been sick and had a hard time but it sounds like you have done well to keep him smaller.

 

Three more weeks - you can count down the days now - mark them off on a calender, whatever. At your stage I was in hospital while they lowered my insulin to half its normal levels and I was still going low so that the doctor thought I was overdosing and lying to him - like **** I was - who wants a glucose drip every single night for a week? Stupid doctors! Wow, maybe I have yet to recover from the last pregnancy.

 

Give it time - you have to adjust to your new baby and the C-section and life with two. In the end you will say it was worth it - but it could take a while :) Thinking of you and listening.

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2high

Wow, your dr sounds "lovely" -_-

So odd that you were so low in the third trimester! I have serious insulin resistance from about 30 weeks onwards.

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Tanikit

"Lovely" - I have a new doctor now :) First pregnancy levels dropped at 36 weeks, 2nd pregnancy they were odd all pregnancy. I was showing insulin resistance but was just on too much insulin all together - all pregnancy. I think there were only 4 weeks in that pregnancy when things were normal and that was 22-26 weeks pregnant and then I had asthma and was on cortisone. One day I must get my new doctor to explain that a pregnancy can be better than that or I will never get my husband to agree to another - he says I nearly died and he needs his wife. I say I want to do it again but better. Sorry I am venting in your venting thread :)

 

Nonetheless even if you have few problems pregnancy is hard - especially those last few weeks. Is your toddler excited about the new baby coming? Have you got things set up for the new one? Have you got a name for him?

 

The good parts of being pregnant: feeling your baby kick and knowing he's ok, feeling the excitement of a baby on the way, not having to worry about putting on weight as much as normal (this is debatable), watching your toddler as he/she feels your tummy and knows his/her brother/sister is in there.

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Lizzie G

haha i feel your pain (well some of it!) i hate being pregnant, im 23 weeks with number 2 and ALREADY getting heartburn, nightmares, always tired, and to top it off my boss is being mean (nothing to do with pregnancy) & im spending my friday off attempting to potty train my two year old whilst feeling stressed about work!

 

you have three more weeks of pregnancy in your entire life...hang in and feel for those who have 17 (& im not entirely sure il be done at two!!!)

 

oh i just had a giant rant too. sorry!

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2high

Rant away, Ladies!!

Tankit, he is excited... he can't wait to meet his brother. Mostly. lol. I think we're mostly ready, but no name yet... we have a list, but just can't agree!

 

Lizzie, congratulations! I didn't know you were expecting again! Yay for 2 boys!

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Lizzie G

hey katie

 

i dont know if iv missed announcement or whether there hasnt been one but i hope alls well and you have your little one home safe

 

xxx

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