his most favorite place to be. *giggle*
amazing what adding a sibling does – it makes the older ones seem so much older!!
jace legend arrived june 24 at 5:09am after laboring since 2:30am
he is 7 lb 15 oz and 21 in long
thinking brown hair…. 🙂
he was in me… i just can’t get over it!
…shall pass, right?
i mean you’ve never heard of someone having puppp’s or a rash/hive over their entire body for months, right?
this must pass
i will confess
i’m losing my mind
i’ve lost my mind
mornings and evenings are the worst
i really shouldn’t be blogging during ‘the worst’
perspective is all lost during this time
here’s the deal
yesterday was it
well this girl sure thought it was
no water breaking, but enough other signs i thought surely the night would be an exciting one
wake up to burning
get up and pee
go back to bed
lay there desperately trying to ignore the uncontrollable need to itch
oh! there’s another contraction
ok now you are just annoying me
more itching (i’m not scratching this itch, mind you)
what’s with the itching??
here ya go – it’s called puppp
some people drop off the last p
up to you
you are a big girl – you can decide
it’s easier to just say “pups”
no need to worry about how many “p”‘s are involved this way
regardless – it’s awful
top this all with a nice wake up call from mr charlie horse/leg cramp and i think we’re off to a great start for the day, what do you think? (i think brownies are going to need made today)
all i know is, i honestly think i’ll be sleeping like a dream when this babe finally arrives
ok back to puppp’s
thankfully it is mostly only on my baby bump
there are a couple patches here and there elsewhere but nothing that is getting worse or burns like my belly
it actually feels like a burn at it’s worst stage of the day
it’s the strangest thing
the girl who’s never had a hive is FREAKING OUT!
what i’m doing naturally to get through it:
beef, beef and BEEF (best form of bvits for adrenal support, because it’s believed this happens only when adrenals ‘crash’ are majorly stressed – hmmmm sounds about right)
pantothenic acid (b5) from nsp (supports adrenals)
b complex (supports adrenals)
liver support, dandelion from nsp
d3 (really REALLY helps with the pain aspect of this horrible stuff)
zinc (a wound healer) from nsp
oatmeal bath (i did do a couple oatmeal baths in the morning. put a cup or so of oatmeal in an old sock and tie the top of the sock, let the sock into the hot water with you and squeeze/massage out the milk. this helped while i was in the bath tub and took the edge off for a few minutes outside of the tub for me to at least get a grip – thinking some sort of paste would be amazing if you can handle the oatmeal smell. i can not. some lotions are major irritants. so be careful what you try. you may be sorry for daaaaaaays.)
wear as little as possible. for me, it’s rotating between pants and shirts and nightgowns orsun dresses. this gives me an alternating ‘break’ during the day from the top half of the rash and the bottom half. the bottom half of my rash gets a break from being rubbed by pants and the sundress rubs the top of my belly, so switching to pants and a shirt, i can lift my shirt above my belly so air can get to it….
be aware of what aggravates it! for me, it’s beeswax and honey… applied or any balms made with….
if you’ve had this. i feel for you! in a whole new way, do i feel for you. 😦
if you have not,
you are fortunate
don’t talk to me about it right now
even a “wow, i did not have that with all my 3, 5,7,8, 10 of my pregnancies”
it will probably make me cry
today is day 3 of treating it
i’m praying for major improvement
pray with me?
i can honestly say, i’m desperate like never before in my life
(just a heads up. i was asked yesterday if we are done having children, now is not the time to ask… ask again in a few months)