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☮Sugar Magnolia 1 child; Indiana 18298 posts
26th Sep '12
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" For sure, but expect it to be the one pregnancy symptom I bitch about endlessly if I have to go 7 months with a headache!"


You bitch all you please, everyone knows how grateful you are still!
Just because you're enthralled, doesn't mean you can't complain :P

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
26th Sep '12
Quoting Tattooed Mommy to Be:" That's awesome! I think you are skinny lol. I hope I can lose this weight after I have my baby. I have ... [snip!] ... Been like 165 since I been out of high school. I carry it well being that I am 5'8" but I don't like myself call the time lol"


My max ever was 185, but that was in 2006.



When I started my diet/workout plan in April I was 175ish at 5'3. That puts me in the obese category (not overweight, OBESE). Now I'm 147 (so, almost 30lbs down). I'm at the top end of the "normal" category for my height and I'm OKAY with the way I look. I just wanted to get super healthy to be the best I could be to carry and deliver a baby. Hoping that and all the medications this time (never had those in any previous pregnancy because I had SHITTY docs) will help catapult me over the finish line!

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
26th Sep '12
Quoting ☮Sugar Magnolia:" You bitch all you please, everyone knows how grateful you are still! Just because you're enthralled, doesn't mean you can't complain :P"


I really don't find anything else about pregnancy awful or miserable (except the GD test, which they will make me do at least twice since DS1 was well over 9lbs at birth). Even at the end with my first son, I wasn't uncomfortable or miserable. Sure, going from laying to sitting or sitting to standing was a process, but in my head there was always this peace of "This is the work you do to get a baby" adn so nothing seemed to bother me at all. Same with Deagan. Nothing bothered me at all. Not even barfing. I just had this zen feeling of "I can bear all this and it will be worth it." I just love pregnancy and all the aches and pains and discomforts are beautiful to me because they just mean a big healthy active baby, for the most part.



The worst part about a basically healthy normal pregnancy is the DOCTORS. Hell, if it weren't for the shitty ones, high-risk pregnancy wouldn't be so damn scary!



Although, I did have the PUPPPs rash with DS1---that pretty much sucked big hairy donkey balls. I was 37 weeks when it showed up and I made it to 39 before I started staring at my belly going "You really can come out any time now" and on my due date I said "You are officially EVICTED. Get out now so this damn rash will GO AWAY!"---he waited 4 more days to show me who's boss!

☮Sugar Magnolia 1 child; Indiana 18298 posts
27th Sep '12
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" I really don't find anything else about pregnancy awful or miserable (except the GD test, which they ... [snip!] ... I said "You are officially EVICTED. Get out now so this damn rash will GO AWAY!"---he waited 4 more days to show me who's boss!"


I didn't mind much of the physical pain, it was the emotional. Of course, I haven't been through even a fraction of what you have, but it was hell.
I would randomly gush blood and huge clots at the beginning, so I was always in the ER praying that my baby was alive.
She was stubborn and would only move when SHE felt like it, so a lot of my kick counts landed me in the hospital.
Then I got labeled as high risk because she has Amniotic Band Syndrome and I developed a mild case of Cholestasis.
So I know what you mean by the doctors, bleh. I never went more than two weeks without a hospital or emergency doctor visit.



But, I'd totally do it all over again now.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
27th Sep '12
Quoting ☮Sugar Magnolia:" I didn't mind much of the physical pain, it was the emotional. Of course, I haven't been through even ... [snip!] ... I never went more than two weeks without a hospital or emergency doctor visit. But, I'd totally do it all over again now."


I had partial placenta previa---which caused bleeding in early pregnancy before they put me on rest, high blood sugar (higher end of normal, not GD) on 2 tests (later tests came back normal...they made me do the 3hr test FOUR TIMES), PUPPPs rash, preterm labor several times...I was in there a lot, although I didn't have any serious complications and they always managed to stop my labor without TOO much hassle.



With Deagan, I spotted from 4-11 weeks for totally unknown reasons, then started having ALL of the signs of preterm labor at 21-22 weeks and they ignored it :roll: and told me that I had pregnancy paranoia and that all my problems were "normal"



However, I cannot IMAGINE gushing blood and clots over and over during pregnancy and staying sane to make it to full term. I mean, I've bled suddenly in LOTS of pregnancies by now, but never chronically and heavy like that---I've spotted a lot which wears you down and breaks your soul---Ive had sudden gushes of red blood and clots and that is shocking and horrifying and absolutely indescribable---but never the combo and never over weeks of uncertainty whether I would be able to keep the pregnancy. Wow.



If I ever have that and/or a stillbirth of a full term baby, I'm just going to shoot the next person who offers trite plattitudes and cliche sayings straight in the face with a 9mm. Hell, I'm ready to do that now, but I figure if I have those, my shitty pregnancy experiences list will be just about complete, so it'd be fair to lose my marbles and let the bitterness take over.

☮Sugar Magnolia 1 child; Indiana 18298 posts
27th Sep '12
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" I had partial placenta previa---which caused bleeding in early pregnancy before they put me on rest, ... [snip!] ... pregnancy experiences list will be just about complete, so it'd be fair to lose my marbles and let the bitterness take over."


Yep, it was nerve wrecking. I spotted in between bleeding, and every time the spotting stopped, the next day I gushed blood.
It was a Subchorionic Hematoma, I guess. It was horrible.



And I wouldn't blame you. On the way to the hospital the second time it happened, I was literally in hysterics, I felt so empty, so unbearably alone, and my mom goes "If you lost it, it just means it wasn't the right time, and it was God's plan for the best."
I just stopped crying, stared for a bit, and told her "Losing my child could NEVER be for the best. Please stay silent until I'm ready to speak to you."
Then started crying again.




I fucking HATE phrases like that. My mom meant the best, but I was so angry with her, I really didn't speak with her until we were in the room and I broke down again because they couldn't find her heartbeat :(



Ugh. Pregnancy is seriously terrifying.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
27th Sep '12
Quoting ☮Sugar Magnolia:" Yep, it was nerve wrecking. I spotted in between bleeding, and every time the spotting stopped, the ... [snip!] ... we were in the room and I broke down again because they couldn't find her heartbeat :( Ugh. Pregnancy is seriously terrifying."


After my 3rd miscarriage (2nd she knew about) my mom said "maybe its just God's way of telling you you don't need any more children"



:shock:




After D, she waited a whole two months before saying "So, when are you going to give me a granddaughter?" :shock:



I just said "as soon as they all stop dying I'll take a minute to check what they're packing in the crotch"

☮Sugar Magnolia 1 child; Indiana 18298 posts
27th Sep '12
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" After my 3rd miscarriage (2nd she knew about) my mom said "maybe its just God's way of telling you you ... [snip!] ... :shock: I just said "as soon as they all stop dying I'll take a minute to check what they're packing in the crotch""


:shock:
I'd punch my mom in the face, seriously.
How horribly insensitive. :(

Aria Dawn's mommy 33 kids; Texas 1864 posts
27th Sep '12

Congrats! :)

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
27th Sep '12
Quoting ☮Sugar Magnolia:" :shock: I'd punch my mom in the face, seriously. How horribly insensitive. :("


She's special.



At my wedding (I was 21 and had been with him for 3.5 years and was about to start my senior year of college where I was an honor student), the woman asked loudly in front of everyone "So, when are you due? There's no other reason for you to marry him!"



A real winner, my mom is, haha. For the most part I can just pity her. She (almost) can't hurt me anymore.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
27th Sep '12
Quoting mommy2vanessa:" Congrats! :)"


Thanks!

Shanaddy 1 child; Tulsa, Oklahoma 882 posts
27th Sep '12
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" She's special. At my wedding (I was 21 and had been with him for 3.5 years and was about to start my ... [snip!] ... you to marry him!" A real winner, my mom is, haha. For the most part I can just pity her. She (almost) can't hurt me anymore."


Holy shit, she actually said that?! :shock:
Yikes!



And I can't wait to see many many many, we're gonna say around 32 at least, more of these posts!!! :D

☮Sugar Magnolia 1 child; Indiana 18298 posts
27th Sep '12
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" She's special. At my wedding (I was 21 and had been with him for 3.5 years and was about to start my ... [snip!] ... you to marry him!" A real winner, my mom is, haha. For the most part I can just pity her. She (almost) can't hurt me anymore."


I'm sorry :(



My mom and I used to be like that, we hated each other.
DD saved our relationship.




I just don't get how someone can treat their children like that.
I couldn't imagine myself ever saying those things to DD. Some people just disgust me. :(

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
27th Sep '12
Quoting Shanaddy:" Holy shit, she actually said that?! :shock: Yikes! And I can't wait to see many many many, we're gonna say around 32 at least, more of these posts!!! :D"


I sure as hell hope so. I'm willing to give you 35+ more posts if ya want them ;)

Shanaddy 1 child; Tulsa, Oklahoma 882 posts
27th Sep '12
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" I sure as hell hope so. I'm willing to give you 35+ more posts if ya want them ;)"


Deal!