Complaints of 3rd trimester

User - posted on 06/02/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I am now 31 weeks along.. Almost there I know.. But my goodness I'm soo tired but then I lay down and I can't sleep... I have no energy and I eat mountains of food (of which I try to stop..) My emotions are WAY out of wack.. My hubby yesterday dropped a glass cup and I literally started crying... You would have thought someone just killed my cat! Anything and everything makes me cry.. HELL I'm starting to cry now while writing this... I am ready for my body back lemme tell ya.... And I know I should think of premature babies and what not.. But truth be told I can't..

I don't sleep anymore cause my little guy is moving crazy which I'm happy about because it means he's healthy.. But I just want to sleep... I also would like to walk to my bathroom without gasping for air... It's not that far of a walk.. I go to a grocery store by the time I get out I am in SO much pain... (I have a hernia and of course the joyful pains of being 8months along..)OH and on top of it all I get those lovely Braxton Hicks cramps.... I'm tired of being cranky.... I'm tired of being sad... I'm tired of being tired (lol).

I know someone out there is reading this probably saying "At least you can have a kid...." or "Big baby BooHooooooo" But you know what... Yes I can have a kid.. and I'm sorry to those who can't... But man ole man no matter what you too would be tired at this point... I have no one I can cry to so what better then fellow expecting moms....

I'm ready to hold my lil guy... I'm ready to kiss him and stay awake most of the night... I don't mind all of that... Honestly.. But I'm tired now... and of course those thoughts are going through my head.. (Even with the second child..) Am I going to be a good mom? Well I know the answer to that one.. but now its Am I gonna be a good mom to 2 kids?

Funnier note... I had to take that questionnaire thingy asking about your moods... and the last question "Do you ever feel like you want to harm yourself?" I of course circled Never... and Said " Never myself but other people I do ALL THE TIME!" Doctor chuckled... but it's the truth... I don't tolerate ANYTHING! at all... I don't care who it is...

Bottom line... I want my Son in my arms.. and I want my body back... I just hope these aren't signs of postpartum... I was never nearly this bad with my daughter...

ONE MORE THING... before I close this... I just needed to get this stuff off my chest.. and you know what.. I have to give my hubby props.. He's had to deal with me and my moods... and he's been rather patient with me and calm... and supportive... (Granted he should.. But come on not all men do it..) So make sure if your hubby or whatever is there for you when you are at your worst make sure you try to give him some props... To keep his mood up so it don't turn into a blow out... Of course arguing with a pregnant woman is like arguing with a brick wall... but thankfully he's been really good with me lately.. and I love him with all of my heart!

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Jodi - posted on 06/10/2012

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With my first pregnancy, I was that pregnant woman that made you want to gag. I had a pretty much symptomless pregnancy. I loved life and preached how pregnancy was so beautiful. I am currently 32 weeks pregnant with my second... and want to punch everyone who looks at me and says "not much longer!" I\ve had every symptom imaginable, and am soooo done of being pregnant. The days where I felt good have been few and far between, and I am ready for it to be over! The fact of the matter is, pregnancy is no walk in the park. It's hard as hell, in fact. No wonder the reward is so good in the end!

Hang in there, we are almost done! And I'm so glad to see you giving props to your husband! I also have an amazing supportive husband who deserves as much credit as I do while I'm pregnant cuz he's amazing!

User - posted on 06/05/2012

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yea I understand it's all worth it in the end. I'm just tired. I try to keep my head up saying hey it'll be ok! just 9 more weeks I can do this.. I've done it once before I can do it again! But my daughter wasn't that bad at all. Of course I didn't have a serious hernia in the front either which really stops me from doing anything that I like doing. Like walking. I don't know, I just feel the pressure and the aches and pains and I know it's all normal. When I wrote this post I was in a cranky mood. I will say one thing, even tho he keeps me up at all hours with his kicking and moving, he still makes me smile because I know he's healthy.

I tried that whole sleeping with the pillow between my legs. I wake up to it on the floor somewhere. It's honestly not so much the back as it is in my hips. I can't stretch out enough to ease that pressure that they are feeling. Now (heres a good laugh..) I'm thinking of the birthing. Is my pain going to be in the back like it was with my daughter or in the front. Am I going to have to have a C-section. I'm getting fixed when this little guy comes out so it's like well am I going to be able to take care of my baby and my daughter. lol the joys of being pregnant I guess either you want the child out or you want the child to stay inside lol... Oh well Like I said.. I will just keep my head up and try to do things to keep my mind off of being pregnant. Maybe it wouldn't be so bad if I wasn't in school and didn't have homework that I have to do.. But such is life!

Props to the women out there that can handle being pregnant and have more then just one or two kids! I applaud all of you!

Louise - posted on 06/03/2012

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Your on the home run now, hang in there! Try and put your mind on other things like washing the nursery clothes or painting. I know your knackered already but it does help to have your mind on other things. Try and look forward to tasks that your not going to have time for when the baby arrives. Sort out a halloween costume for your daughter or start doing the christmas present shop. Anything not to think about babies and how uncomfortable you are.

I am sure you are aware of placing pillows between your knees when sleeping to take pressure off your back. Having warm baths and not drinking cold drinks before bed to help the baby sleep when you are.

As for the tears this is normal dont worry about that. Everything is 100 times worse when you are pregnant. The minute the baby is born you will turn into that strong woman you were before.

Happy - posted on 06/02/2012

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I HATE being pregnant. All of it! From day one I am physically and emotionally miserable! BUT, I would change it for the world! As far as rest, I have always said (have 4 kiddos) that I get MUCH more sleep the first month after baby is born than the month before baby is born. MOST of us women out there who have been pregnant know how you feel. Rub that belly and wait 9 more weeks!

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