Tuesday, April 17, 2007

27w4d - Feeling more cranky, and how are you?

First off, thanks for all the kind words about the handstand. I almost didn't post it because I don't want people to think I'm trying to toot my own horn. I was just so excited about being able to do it! Ava, you're right, it IS a mind over matter thing. Once you decide that your arms are strong enough (they probably are now) then you kick up one leg and make the 2nd one follow. If that 2nd leg wimps out and doesn't follow thru, it won't happen. I still can't hang my head to look toward the center of the room because that just gives me vertigo, but apparently, according to yogajournal.com looking at the floor is the more advanced version so yippee for me! LOL

Now, on to the meat of the posting. I'm sure all you other preggos out there are getting a bit tired of the question, "How are you feeling?" No one really wants to hear all the nitty-gritty and we know that, so we don't usually tell them the full details. Usually, my answer is something like - "I feel great! Much better than I remember feeling with my son's pregnancy by this point, so that's good." And usually, that's true. Unfortunately, the last week or so, I'm feeling something other than 'great'.

Physically, I'm still feeling quite good. Some beginnings of 3rd trimester (oh yeah, did I mention I'm in my 3rd trimester now? When in the hell did that happen???) discomforts that I know are to be expected. Mainly, I'm starting to feel my pubic bone separating. Sounds comfy, don't it? The front of the pubic bone is connected by ligaments and the relaxin that helps the hips to open up for birth can also affect the front of the pelvis. So far, it's mild and I sure hope it stays that way. It feels like I got kicked in the crotch. If it gets worse, climbing stairs is going to become very interesting. I'm hoping that my chiropractor will have some ideas on things to help keep things stable. Yoga does seem to still be helping so that's good. I did a lot of walking yesterday with a friend and that seemed to make it worse. Will know to take breaks and rest more next time.

Emotionally, I'm not doing quite as well. Part of it's hormones that just zap my patience. Part of it is that Hubby has been very busy with work lately and has also been out of town for work so I've been doing the parenting thing mostly alone for at least a couple of weeks now. Normally, this would be tiring, but not that big of a deal. Apparently, at this point in the pregnancy, however, my reserves of patience are just not that deep. Add to that, NSWO is being, well, a pretty typical 3 yr old and you've got a craaaaanky mommy. Hoping it gets better soon. Hubby gets home in a couple of days, so that should help.

Glucose test coming up on Friday - keep your fingers crossed for me, would ya?


Kristen said...

I am so with you right now. I hate answering that question b/c I never know whether to be honest or just say I am fine. I usually go with the latter. I have felt great up until this week and now the crappy stuff has started (hormones, pains, heartburn, etc.). I hate to be a whiner, but it can be really tough.

I have my fingers and toes crossed for your GTT.

Michelle said...

Well, you've already read my complaints about how irritated I get by everyone asking how I'm feeling. My new response is a chipper, "Everyone tells me that it's downhill from here!" I'm sorry that you're starting to feel uncomfortable, and I can imagine that taking care of NSWO on your own is incredibly draining! When hubby's work settles down, it's time for you to be pampered big time!!!

Fingers are crossed for your glucose test!

seattlegal said...

Yes - I've had so many people ask me how I'm feeling and half the time, I just say I'm tired but they always seem to want more. I wish I could just get everyone in one big room and say what's going on so I'm not stopped a zillion times down the hallway.

Good luck with your glucose test and when your hubby gets back, he definitely should pamper you!

OHN said...

Ok..I will come clean. When I just coudn't handle those days when the boys were 3 (the T.Twos were fine, the 3's killed me), I, well, ok, here goes..The Lion King. Yep I let them watch it over and over and over. I always scoffed at neglectful mothers that plunked their tots in front of the tv, that is until I became one. I am sorry...I was desperate! On the positive side son #2 is now 17 and he can still remember ALL the dialogue and the words to the songs so that might come in handy one day...at least that's my story and I am sticking to it :)

Alisa said...

WOW 3rd tri already! I can't wait to hear your birth story.

My fingers are crossed for you.