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Nov 17, 2009 - 3 comments
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i just feel like writing a little bit about how im doing and stuff. been a little stressed the past few days because Brittan hasn't been moving/kicking much. but i read its normal to have days like those. im assuming shes getting lots of rest so she can grow. i told the nurse at the doctors office and she didn't seem to care much. the cyst thing is still making me worry even though i know it can be normal for babies in the womb to have cysts in early U/S's but theres always a chance it could be something else. im also starting to regret not getting the amnio, but there was a risk for miscarriage and we dont have a risk for it. i was reading my labor and birth book i got from my doctors office and read alittle about Baxton Hicks and realized that that has been what i feel sometimes at night. i will just be lying in bed all of a sudden my abdomen will get really hard and theres some pressure. i read that its normal not to feel them but some people have pain with them like real contractions. i thought i was one of the lucky ones that wouldn't have to deal with Braxton Hicks bbuts i guess i have been this whole time lol. i hope they wont continue to happen/ get worse before its actually time to give birth. im very nervous about having a premature birth which makes me question whether i should continue to work after 28-30 weeks. i no we could use the extra money for the baby and all that but im on my feet 35 hours a week. 8 hours a day and sometimes without a break(no sitting at all). i told the nurse i have been having some cramps in my legs from working. but again she doesn't seem "worried". maybe i should have asked her more about. but i guess ill just wait until my appointment with my doctor next month. see if i should work less hours or something. i think im just trying to actually have a medical reason for not working so much because DH thinks i need to work more. he gets upset when work sends me home early(if its too slow). its chuck e cheeses. kids are in school during the hours i usually work so it makes sense that they would send people home. and i enjoy having a half day and just to come home. do a load or 2 of laundry, get dinner ready and just spend time with him. i dont think he quite understans how much all this standing affects me. i hope its not causing any problems with the baby. im always worried about IUGR. i dont want her to be tiny! but at my U/S she weighed like 10 ounces which was considered normal. i guess al pregnant women are worry warts like me.. but i just dont want any added stress since this is my first pregnancy. and i dont have anyone to talk to about this stuff except for my boss(she has 2 kids) or one 19 yr old at work which has been present at a few births. my mom hasnt had a baby in almost 21 years! other than that i have no friends except for the people that try to help me out on here.

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by armywife88, Nov 18, 2009
I feel like I can relate to almost everything you are worried about. The other day I was feeling Braxton Hicks but at the time I didn't know what they would feel like so I called the doctor's office just to find out if I needed to go in or if they thought it was okay. The nurse didn't really explain anything but she just didn't seem worried at all. She just told me it is fine and they will see me at my next appointment. It's frustrating for me when they don't seem to take my questions seriously because this is my first baby and I have no idea what is supposed to be happening with my body or the baby. And DH also wants me to work full-time but I am so exhausted after a few hours, he doesn't understand that being pregnant drains my energy. He just thinks we need the money and that I should work as much as possible. Any suggestions on how to get him to understand how hard it is to work full-time?? If you ever need anyone to talk to please feel free to send me a message! :)

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by BradyAm, Nov 18, 2009
gosh i wish i could help. i called out of work this morning bc im so hormonal i couldnt stop crying this morning. i had dreampt that DH left me and woke up soaked in tears. i havent stopped all day. just on and off. i feel so depressed and i thought our hormone levels were suppose to be balancing out this month :(. about the working full time thing, i honestly think im just going to tell him and my work that im going to cut back on hours. its just too hard to work all this time while me and my baby are starting to grow so fast. just have to put my foot down, i think thats the only way.

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by smjmekg, Nov 18, 2009
Hey I just saw your post, and wanted to give you some advice. When I was 23 weeks or a little before I started having the BH contractions. I was working as a waitress, pulling doubles and staying on my feet for hours on end, somedays I wouldn't sit from the time I got to work until the time I got in my car to go home 10 hours later. I didn't think much of the BH cause I had read about them. At 25 weeks I had to go to the ER because they kept coming closer together, by the time I got there they had to give me a shot to stop them, they were five minutes apart. I'm not trying to scare you at all, but your DH needs to understand that you being on your feet all day can cause you to have more BH and go into labor early. You really need to consider that, and cut back your hours as you get further along. Get your doctor to give you a note to give to your boss, and show DH. But for now drinking lots of water and trying to sit every chance you get will help you out. You need to rest, especially being on your feet so much. If anything sitting for a few minutes will help prevent swelling in your feet/ankles.

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