Misery, misery, misery..... that was me for the last month of pregnancy with ds. I hated it and cried every day because I just wanted it over!
I had bad back, hip, pelvic and sciatic pains and I had gained so much weight I could hardly lug myself around my house. I literally looked and felt like a huge blimp with all the water retention. I tell ya, the night after I gave birth I slept so good because there wasn't this huge rock hard blob obstructing my ever movement right in the middle of my body!
So far with this pregnancy at 33 wks, I am carrying on pretty much as normal as I haven't gained too much weight - yet, and I need to stay active and positive for my 20 month old monkey who is all over the dang place right now! Also, I am exercising on a stationary bike 3 to 4 times a week for 45mins to an hour at a time. This has helped me stay limber and keep the weight down. Maybe in a few weeks my tune will change but as for now it's not as bad this time around. However, I am mammothed sized already and am experiencing the same things as North....the bottom of my feet hurt so bad sometimes that I can't stand up!
As for the bath and peeing situation.....I hope this doesn't change anyone's opinion of me (not that you know me anyway) but, just go in the darn tub! Urine is one of the cleanest bodily fluids you can come in contact with! I wouldn't get out of the tub to go pee.... sorry if tmi!