Tuesday, June 8, 2010

On Being A Whiner

...or what has become of me.

Over the years of struggling to get AND stay pregnant, I often pleaded in my prayers that I wouldn't take it for granted, I would do anything to give Miss O. a sibling, and I would promise NOT to whine about how uncomfortable I would become.

I don't know what I was thinking...

The last few days have been rough for me. I seem to have morning sickness again, to the point that I threw up my breakfast the last 2 days...lovely, no? Being on modified bedrest, I've slowed down a lot, but now I'm even slower. Taking a shower equals needing a nap to recover. The thought of leaving my house, even if it is to get a few last minute items, exhausts me. And don't get me started on the pelvic pain and pressure that I feel every time I get up to go to the bathroom...which is a LOT!

There I said it...I'm not enjoying this part of my pregnancy.

You know what though, I wouldn't trade ANY of it all.

Would I like to get a good night's sleep? Yes! Would I love to not go to the restroom every 15 minutes? Absolutely. Could I do without the nausea? *nods head up & down*

I know that in a few short weeks, these babies will be here and I'll forget about these days. As long as they continue growing within me, I'm still aiming for 38 weeks. I'm going to try and get myself out of this funk and stop whining.

Even if it means 4 more weeks of this...


Has anyone else out there struggled with nausea and vomiting in the 3rd trimester? Is there anything I can do to help relieve it?

I'm not worried about me, I just want to make sure the little ones are still getting enough nutrients to grow!


  1. Hugs. I know what you're going through. Well, except the nausea.

    This pregnancy is definitely one of the hardest things I've ever done.

    It's amazing how quickly you get tired. Some of that, I think, is 3rd trimester fatigue. Some of it is being on bedrest, and just getting used to not doing much. I'm trying to get up and do stuff now (light housework, cooking, etc) at 35 weeks to kind of ease myself back so that it's not a complete shock to my system when I deliver and come home to chaos.

    I have apologized to my pelvic bone and hips several times lately.

    Definitely don't feel bad about complaining. This is hard. It doesn't make you ungrateful, it just makes you human.

  2. I am definitely getting to the point where I am trying not to complain, but it is getting harder and harder. And would you believe I threw up in the shower yesterday!!?? It was only the one time after breakfast and I felt fine afterwards. Hopefully that's the end of it.

  3. I didn't have nausea but I had the horrible pelvic pain. Walking sucked, not that I was allowed to do much of it being on limited activity and all, but I get where you are coming from. I think we are all allowed to bitch. It's not easy for some women to be pregnant and no matter how hard a road it was to get there, I still believe in a good therapeutic Whine. Hang in there. You are doing great!!

  4. Your LOs will get all the nutrients they need, whether or not you're eating...they'll steal it from you.

    Hang in there! Try ginger chews, saltines, and sea-bands for the nausea.

    Thinking of you!

  5. You have every right to whine, complain, vent, cry, etc. This is tough.

    I don't have any suggestions for nausea and vomiting in the 3rd trimester, just gentle hugs for you.


  6. Hi, just peeking in on your blog here before I return to my housewife drudgery...
    My mother-in-law was sick, nauseous, vomitous, her ENTIRE pregnancy with my husband. She would take anti-nausea medication when she was desperate. Other than that, the only thing that would 'stay down' was chocolate. Somehow she managed to give birth to a healthy, humongous 11 pound baby.
    best of luck and joy to you!

  7. I think 34 weeks is about when I fully acknowledged how hard this twin pregnancy thing is. And sadly, it just gets harder. BUT, it is symptomatic that the end is coming soon! I am shocked at how quickly these last weeks have passed. Well, LIVING them has been long and exhausting, but looking back now, I cannot believe that 34 weeks was only 3-4 weeks ago! Crazy!

    Anyway, I always promised myself the same thing, that I would keep my spirits up, that I wouldn't complain after waiting so long for this to happen, but the truth is, THIS IS HARD!! And honestly, you've made it this long without much complaint, which is a big accomplishment.

    As for nausea, the only nausea I've had in this last trimester has been related to migraine activity. Except this morning, when brushing my teeth made me *almost* lose my breakfast. And I think that was just because at the same time, Baby B was doing his "crawling out the top of the belly" move (where does this kid think he's going???). My stomach just couldn't handle the slight gag of tooth brushing with some little dude also compacting the limited contents of my stomach.

    And oh, yes. The pelvic pain is KILLER. I'm pretty well crippled for the first hour or so after I get up from the bed, or any time when I slightly overdo it. I'm going over to my parent's apartment today to use their pool, just to see if I can relieve some of the pressure on my lower body. Ugh. I'm hoping it works to give me at least a little bit of time where I don't feel pain.

    Sigh. Not much longer... YOU CAN DO IT!!!