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Notes from late pregnancy [20121005|10:28]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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  • My hair stopped falling out at all about six weeks ago. I forgot to condition it last week and when it dried, I looked in the mirror and shrieked because I thought Cousin It had eaten my head.

  • I finally had to give up on keeping my belly ring in. I tried some months ago to switch to a PTFE bar. I had an allergic reaction to it (wtf) so I put the surgical steel ring back in. That worked fine until my belly stretched to the point where the ring wouldn’t sit in a comfortable position. I’m a little sad about it, but I figure if I want it back, I can get it re-pierced.

  • The exercise ball I got to sit on in my office has been my best pregnancy-based purchase. Keeps me from getting back pain and apparently balancing on it is great for keeping up core muscle strength, which is very good for childbirth. It seems to soothe Humuhumu when I roll around or bounce on it, too.

  • My worst pregnancy-related symptom has been fluid retention in my joints, which has given me carpal tunnel in my right hand. I haven’t had feeling in my fingertips since the start of my eighth month. Given what I’ve heard from the other pregnant ladies in my NCT course, I think I’ve been pretty lucky.

  • My upper limit for walking distances has been contracting gradually. Three months ago, it was three miles in a day. Two months ago it shrank to two miles. Now (in my last month) it’s just under one mile. I feel pathetic about this but when I told the other ladies I was still walking to the shops/GP/post office and not driving, they looked at me like I’d grown a second head. Or maybe a third arm.

  • I’m definitely not so amazingly cool that you could keep a side of meat in me for a month, though. The key word for late pregnancy is HOT. Give me a nice tepid bath and a cold drink of water. Yes, I know it’s autumn and it’s less than five degrees above freezing outside at night. Turn the heating off, I want to sleep with the window open!

  • Telstar continues to think I’ve grown this bed just for him.


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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2012-10-05 13:39 (UTC)
You still look great :)

And I'm glad that, at least compared to others, you're doing well with the pregnancy!

And it looks like Telstar is glad as well - or at least that his hooman bed had increased :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-10-09 16:13 (UTC)
I did end up cleaning the bathroom sink really thoroughly a couple of nights ago (at about 11 PM). So apparently I'm not completely escaping the crazy pregnant lady hormones.
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From: pbristow
2012-10-05 14:31 (UTC)

"Telstar continues to think I’ve grown this bed just for him."

Hasn't he noticed that the bed occasionally kicks him in the rump? =:o}

And I'm not surprised you're hot: There's a cute little bundle of exothermic reactions raging away inside your tummy, and *another* one sitting on top!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-10-09 16:14 (UTC)
He seems to like the "active" factor of the bed. I think he considers it part of the service.
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[User Picture]From: melissa_maples
2012-10-05 19:06 (UTC)
You look so helpless under His Royal Highness. He doesn't even seem to notice you're there.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-10-09 16:14 (UTC)
We have arguments about the use of that big blue pillow. He solves the arguments by sitting on top of me any time I'm on it.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-10-09 16:20 (UTC)
Yes, the logic that says, "The humans' lives revolve around me". He's not going to be impressed when his new bed turns into a sticky squally thing that usurps him...

Thank you for the luck!
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[User Picture]From: anthrokeight
2012-10-06 15:49 (UTC)
You look amazing. Telstar has good taste in accessories! Also his precious white socks slay me every time. Tuxies forever and ever!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-10-09 16:21 (UTC)
He has been going out of his way to be exceptionally adorable these last couple of weeks. I wonder if he senses that potential usurpation is imminent...
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[User Picture]From: sanat
2012-10-12 08:12 (UTC)
"If not for sits... why is made of warm?"

And yes, the kicks and such probably resemble a hotel massage bed. Ahh, cat bliss.

You look lovely, m'dear. Many good wishes for the coming weeks.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-10-18 10:46 (UTC)
"If not for sits... why is made of warm?"

But exactly. This is the best cat logic.

And thank you!
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[User Picture]From: nimoloth
2012-10-15 19:12 (UTC)
I was also roasting for the latter third. Having now experienced the hot water bottle that is the baby, it's no wonder!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-10-18 10:46 (UTC)
Yes, the bloke and I are doing battle with the thermostat - he keeps claiming it's too cold and I keep throwing all the covers off at night!
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[User Picture]From: nimoloth
2012-10-18 10:49 (UTC)
I think I was sleeping a lot without covers towards the end - but it was also summer, which didn't help!
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