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Any day now... [Sep. 22nd, 2012|07:44 pm]
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Just dropping a note publicly since I'm not around too much on social sites lately. :3

So, at my doctor's appointment last week, the doc pretty much told me that if anything starts on its own at this point, they're not going to stop it. And you all know how spontaneous babies can be when they make their appearance, they can be early or they can be late.

Initially I was hoping the baby would stay put until the end of October so I could really crunch and work, but as the past few weeks have progressed, I'm starting to change my mind! It's been frustrating, because of physical limitations - I'm not going to go into detail, and while for the most part many things have been fairly easy about this pregnancy (and I'm not going to complain!) there have been a lot of things that I simply cannot do any more.

The biggest frustration is not being able to sit at my work table or sewing machine for long periods of time. Over the past few weeks, swelling in my feet has gotten so bad that I have to spend my evenings with my feet propped up on a mountain of pillows on the couch, and the swelling still doesn't go down by much.

The physical limitations have, frustratingly, slowed down my ability to work so much so that I've fallen behind on my big projects and just haven't been able to get done the things that I've wanted to get done.

Pretty much the only thing that will relieve the symptoms I've been going through is actually having the baby. We're due in the middle of October (roughly three weeks to go) and I'm hoping for quick recovery from that so I can get back to work. It's really been killing me to not be able to do many of the things that I enjoy, including working on my projects.

So I'm hanging in here, counting down the days, and hoping for sooner rather than later so things can get back to normal.... or, at least as normal as they'll be when things have been shaken up by a new member of the household. ;)

[User Picture]From: haikujaguar
2012-09-22 11:45 pm (UTC)
That last trimester was rough for me too. I sympathize. I think I slept through most of my pregnancy, it was so exhausting. :P
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[User Picture]From: crssafox
2012-09-23 12:04 am (UTC)
I wish I could sleep! Normally I wake up between 5:30 and 6:30. This morning was the first time in forever that I actually slept almost until 8. During the days, I don't feel sleepy, but I also have no energy. And it's one of those things I never understood until I started to experience it for myself.

At least it's only a few more weeks!
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[User Picture]From: haikujaguar
2012-09-23 12:39 am (UTC)
It's funny how nature arranges things so that by the time it's time for us to give birth we don't freaking care how much labor's going to hurt we WANT IT NOW PLEASE GET IT OVER WITH. >.>
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[User Picture]From: crssafox
2012-09-23 06:34 pm (UTC)
That pretty much sums up how I'm feeling! Right now, it's kind of like, "I'll gladly take a day full of pain in order to just have my body back! Whenever you want, I'm ready!"

My mom and sister both were blessed with relatively short labors, so I'm praying I receive the same, but knowing my luck, I'll be the one in labor for 30+ hours and end up needing a c-section. Alas. All that matters is that the little peanut makes it out safe and sound. :)
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[User Picture]From: haikujaguar
2012-09-23 06:36 pm (UTC)
*thinks* I was in labor for... let me think. I don't remember. The first faint contractions started in the middle of the night, around 3/4 AM ish? And I went under the knife around 7 PM? My memory's hazy. But the c-section was easy-peasy. I got to be awake during it!
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[User Picture]From: banrai
2012-09-23 03:13 am (UTC)
Gosh, so soon already? It seems like just a month or two ago that you announced that you guys were expecting. Exciting!

Also, protip with the swelling ankles: get some socks, and put rice in them. Sew them up, and microwave them for ~30 seconds to a minute, until their hot. They provide moist heat, and will feel AMAZING draped across your aching and swollen ankles. I use the same thing on my joints for the winter-time aches and it's so, so good.
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[User Picture]From: crssafox
2012-09-23 06:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah, we didn't say anything for quite some time, though I think I posted about it back in April? Thereabouts? Time's been flying, that's for sure!

And thanks for the heads up on the swelling thing! I actually have a corncob heating pad thing that's meant to go in the microwave, I never really thought about using it. I'll probably add that to my night time regimen and see if it helps. The only up side is that I know that after the baby's here, the swelling should go away for the most part. At this point, my body has (if I recall correctly) 50% more blood volume! No wonder it pools in my feet. Yikes!
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[User Picture]From: wolff_slaven
2012-09-23 07:14 pm (UTC)
Phew wow good luck!!!!
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