Vaginal Vericose Veins. It’s enough to scare you…..just reading it…..right? Never knew such a thing existed until, unfortunately, NOW. Apparently “VVV” (not so lovingly nicknamed) only occur in 4% of pregnancies and I definitely did not have it with Lachlan. I was having pain down there for the last week or so….sitting down, peeing, etc….and called the MW. She said that things are just harder on your body the 2nd go round and that I’m likely just swollen, etc. I had wanted to call her because I had quite a few postpartum complications with my girl parts! I didn’t write about it much on here because it was just so unbelievably depressing and actually really traumatic for me. It took a long time for me to get back to “normal” (had to have several surgical inpatient procedures with my OB, long recovery from tear, etc etc). Anyway, I listened to my MW and just figured the uncomfortableness and pain was swelling and I’d just have to deal with it. I’ve tried to ignore it the past few days. Well, it was really hurting yesterday, and I pulled out a mirror out to look and – sure enough – I have a friggin “VVV” down there…..it is so painful and there is nothing I can do besides lay down with my feet up (with a toddler….not really possible!). It isn’t just THOSE veins either….all of my veins are so much fuller with all the extra blood I’m producing for the baby. The other ones aren’t really noticeable and aren’t painful. Good news is that they will go away after the birth….but realizing I have this for another 5 months is really a bit of a downer. It affects your sex life and just plain hurts…even when I’m doing nothing. MW suggested 200-400 IU of non-synthetic Vit. E. That is supposed to take away some of the pain. Getting that asap. *Sigh* Feeling sorry for myself!!!!! Why do I have to be in the 4%???
Ps. Thanks for all the compliments on our Lachness Monster. I’m glad you all loved the photos as much as us! You guys are super sweet. I would have read them to Lach himself, but figured he might think he was too cute 😉
PPs. 17 Week midwife appointment was today. Baby’s heartbeat was strong and perfect. I’m measuring exactly at 17 weeks. Pee looked good. Weight gain so far: 3 lbs. I am weighing exactly 20lbs less at 17 weeks right now then I did at 17 weeks with Lachlan. Hoping that I don’t gain a TON, but trying not to let it bother me even if I do. Not feeling the baby’s movements a lot, as the placenta is right in front!
PPPs. Gender ultrasound is next week Thursday!!!!! Everyone is convinced it’s a boy….the in.telligender test probably didn’t help that. A girl would be the ULTIMATE surprise. Bring on the predictions people!!!!!!