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Water retention, acid reflux, shortness of breath…..

Well you name it, I have it!  I woke up on Wed. and I couldn’t find my ankles.  I have legs that look like tree trunks!  It doesn’t stop there either.  The water retention goes into what was once a cute butt and into my back.  I feel like a camel carrying water on my  back.  I have bathroom and shower privileges, however it’s not much of a privilege when you literally can’t catch your breath after you finally get back into bed.  That’s not the worst of it though.  The heart burn and acid reflux is enough to kill you.  Just yesterday I had some acid reflux (for those of you who don’t know what this is, it is like puking in your mouth with out any warning what so ever)! After wards there was something left in my mouth.  It was a piece of corn…….it had been 2 days since I had corn!!!!  My husband, you know the comedian, asked me if I ate it afterwards.  Gag, gag, gag!!!!!  Now, I don’t want to sound like such a complainer.  I know this will all be worth it in the end,  I really do.  But for now, it feels good to get some of this off of my chest.

By the way…..I reached 30 weeks yesterday!!!!!Yeah!!!!!I seem to be keeping all the doctors and nurses on their toes with contractions.  But the babies are doing well and are still cooking away.  Every day is another day and I am thankful for that.  I’ll keep you posted, until then keep up with those prayers and good thoughts.  It’s really helping me.  Love you all-

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8 comments to Water retention, acid reflux, shortness of breath…..

  • I am sorry you are going through this. I know that it is difficult. My wife was on bedrest from 20 weeks to 30 weeks asn 6 days. Strange comment from you hubby, but you have to expect that. Unfortunately for us hubby’s, there isn’t too much that we can do to relieve your uncomfort.

    You will be in my prayers that your pregnancy will continue even longer. However, also that your comfort level will increase.

    Scott H.

  • Oh, girl. I so hear you on the acid reflux. I went to 35w1d and I was sitting straight up in my living room is the dead lady’s hospital bed my husband got out the paper for free, and I would have acid come up so quick, I would spontaneously vomit in a bucket next to the bed. I kept missing the bucket and my husband laid papers down on the floor like I was a DOG.

    It was SO AWFUL.

    I gained 13 pounds of water in ONE DAY.

    My feet got so huge, I couldn’t wear shoes. I mean, I seriously could not wear shoes to my doctor appts. My husband cut off the bottom to a pair of flip flops and duct taped them to a pair of his socks so I could walk inside the . My husband was a defensive lineman. I was a size 2 when I got pregnant and I was wearing his 3XXXL shirts. That’s all that FIT ME.

    But it was all so worth it. They started kindergarten today and they are healthy and typically developing. I only remember this stuff when I read blogs like yours.

    Congrats on 30 weeks. That is so awesome.

  • Marilyn S

    I found your site by way of Michelle S’s site (Trips + 1) and have been following your story for the last month or so but have never left a comment until now.

    I’m happy to hear that the babies are still cooking and you are so right, every day is another day that they continue to grow.

    I was never pregnant with multiples so I can only somewhat relate on the water retention and reflux. You’re doing great!

    My continued prayers are being sent to you and those babies!

  • Alice

    30 weeks!!! Yeah! The acid reflux is the worst. I too slept upright so that I didn’t choke. I hope they have you taking Prevacid. It really does help. One of my children suffered from reflux and I recognized the symptoms from the agony on his face. Prevacid helped him too! Hang in there girl.

    Alice

  • Kristin S.

    Hi Honey, You’re being so strong! I wish I was in Vegas right now to see you. I’m still working on Jeff to move there. You’re doing a great job and I’m sure you’re in great hands. I love ya so much and am praying everyday for the babies. Love always, Your best friend Kristin :)

  • Jeri

    Good job. 30 weeks. I think about you every day. I am suffering from serious allergies. I won’t complain though…you can do the complaining.

    I love Avery’s drawings. Very cool. I am sure it is great to have him back in school.

    Miss you and sending love and hugs,
    Jer

  • Hi there!
    I have these too. Keep hanging in therer. Everything is going to be all right. Be positive. Every new week is a victory and less days your babies will need to be kept at the hospital to gains weight.
    My babies, two boys and one girl were born with 32 weeks!
    Now they are 7 years old!
    It is a wonderful experience everyday!

    I Wish you all the best, health and joy.
    Kisses from all of us,
    Aline

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