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post #41 of 59
hotharmony....
thanks for the link. We have someone who offers to install of for the teens I work with, the problem we face with the teens and the at risk women I work with is they do not own cars. Most of them bum rides or use public transportaion (which by the way realy sucks around here...I could take the bus to the zoo with my kids but I would have to walk 1 mile up a hill to a bus stop than a bus only comes to every hour and then ride for 2 hours and 3 bus changes to get to a zoo that is 15 mins away...sooo not worth it)
I will check out the link and give my programs the contact info!!

off to clean house and start putting up christmas decor...better get it started while I still can...at least I can kick the kids out of the house again..a nice day again...when is winter coming??????
post #42 of 59
Are you guys all out shopping?
We're Canadians, living in Canada, but we have one American friend, which somehow means that our group of friends has a big American Thanksgiving every year. Usually, it's better than Canadian Thanksgiving, because people are around and available more than for the Canadian version. So, there were a bunch of people at our house last night. It was fun. I made apple cider, that's it! DH made some pumpkin pies, and people brought heaps of yummy stuff, and when they left, most of the dishes were done. I'm a fan. All major holidays should proceed in this fashion. I hope you guys all had an equally relaxing time.
Current thoughts for the day - are you still having weird dreams? Mine had tapered off, but seem to be back with a vengeance. Last night I dreamed that somehow, instead of coming out of my vagina, this baby missed and descended down my leg. Like, under the skin, all the way to my ankle. I could kind of slowly coax him back up, but then I had to hold him there. No one else seemed at all concerned, but I was really worried about the location of my uterus. Weird, weird, weird. When I was in the thick of my midwifery studies, I used to have these vivid, intense birth dreams. They were always really, really accurate, and I was always the attendant, not the birthing mother. Pregnancy seems to have brought out all the weird and none of the accurate.
Babe's new skill is bracing his feet against my back and his bum/back against the front of my belly and PUSHING, hard. Holy. This went on for a good ten minutes this morning. My arm was actually tired from pushing back! I feel bad, actually, that I was using so much force. I really hope I didn't hurt him. At the time, it just felt like I was exerting an equal or slightly lesser force against his little rear end, but if my arm was tired, I must have been pushing harder. Poor little thing. I feel like a bad mom when I think about it too much. It was painful though, and really felt like he might break me! I told him that if he wants to do things like that, it's time to come out! Not sure how effective that tactic might be.
post #43 of 59
thank you for any well wishes for my dad. I'm sure all will be fine.

So I went in for my non stress test this morning. Got up really early, woke up sick (with a head cold) for the third time in the last 6 weeks, got dd up (luckily dh didnt have to go to work until later this morning so he could help get dd ready), and I headed in to the hospital for my test. Got there only to be told children aren't allowed in the room so I'd need someone to watch dd. Dh had to go to work so that wasn't really an option so there I stood in the hallway outside the suite trying to think of someone to call who wasn't at work, bogged down with layers of clothing, a coat, my giant purse, junk falling out of my hands, and dd asking me whats going on... and crying. I hate crying and do it very seldom so it took a lot for me to allow it in the middle of a public place. So I just sat in the hall for awhile, forced myself to stop crying so I wouldn't end up with makeup everywhere, comforted dd that yes, mommy was fine.

I remembered that my best pal is off work till monday due to thanksgiving so I called her and woke her up. She was happy to come down and help but I felt bad for waking her up and asking her to hobble out on her broken foot and help me. So, she showed up and I went in for my non stress. Baby had some decellerations and wasn't very active so they had me wait around to do an ultrasound. So back out to the waiting room to make sure dd was being good for my pal and to see if she could stay longer because, surprise, kids arent' allowed into the ultrasound room either.

So I go and do the ultrasound and all the while my blood pressure remains high (the reason I had to do the test in the first place). They make sure I have enough fluid then send me out to leave after calling my doc. Then they come out and say that they forgot to tell my doc about the problems during the non stress test and that I should wait for a minute. So I wait with my pal and dd in the waiting room only for them to come out and say, "we need to do another ultrasound to check some more things."

So I wait, then I go in and have another ultrasound. Baby isn't being active enough to practicing his breathing enough to pass the ultrasound markers so I have to wait for the doc to come in and try it. So he comes in forever later and does get little ds to perform what he needs to allow me to go home and avoid being sent upstairs and admitted.

So finally, 5 HOURS after arriving in the hospital parking lot I leave. If my blood pressure can't behave and my kiddo keeps failing his non stress tests (I now have 2 scheduled for next week... ugh), and my body doesn't start preparing for labor I'm on my way to my worst fear, ANOTHER induction. I really can't deal with an induction.... so I need to go into labor quick before my blood pressure has a chance to go up and my baby has a chance to get too stressed out in there.

So I came home, took a nice warm bath with dd, put her for a nap, and now I think I'll take a nap too. Oh yah and I finally figured out why my supposed carpel tunnel has made it's way up my arms and has been leaving me with tingling fingers, hands, and arms all day long.... blood pressure. Oh yah, and it also explains my blurry vision at the end of the day and the little floaters in my line of sight that leave me squinting and squeezing my eyes closed.... blood pressure.

I'm 39 weeks 4 days.... and really warn out.
post #44 of 59
oh, tracy that blows.
im really glad that they are being so careful with you but that is an ordeal and no wonder your BP is up!!! i am praying that it all goes well and you can relax and go into labor naturally. big big hugs.
post #45 of 59
Thread Starter 
I just finished my novel for National Novel Writing Month. phew!

I had fallen way behind, but caught up in the past three days or so and finished tonight with a day to spare! I'm proud of myself. I have issues finishing most of the things I start. So it was really important to me to prove to myself that I could do it.
post #46 of 59
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I just finished my novel for National Novel Writing Month. phew!

I had fallen way behind, but caught up in the past three days or so and finished tonight with a day to spare! I'm proud of myself. I have issues finishing most of the things I start. So it was really important to me to prove to myself that I could do it.
Congratulations! I know (secondhand ) how much work that is! Good for you
post #47 of 59
Congrats, Holly! You're the woman! What's it about?
post #48 of 59
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Babe's new skill is bracing his feet against my back and his bum/back against the front of my belly and PUSHING, hard. Holy.
OMG that is exactly what is going on with me. Only now my belly is bruised Even when I touch it from the outside on one particular spot, it is SO tender. I was kind of concerned so I called my midwife on Wednesday night, then again on Friday. But it doesn't seem like anything else is wrong so I guess I'm just hoping this baby comes out soon!

Tracy-I'm so sorry for all the craziness! I hope everything gets and stays in check for you.

We got home last night after being gone for three days. Spent T-day and the night at my mom's, the next day my sister and I went out shopping, but just to one store. I actually only ended up buying one gift and a bunch of groceries! They had organic eggnog Then we went to my ILs and spent the day and night, had another T-day dinner. Then Saturday spent the day at my sister's where we had our family reunion...lots of cousins, a new baby and everyone asking about when I'm due, whoa-you're having a homebirth!, that's crazy, you're so brave, Finally got home at 9pm last night.

Now my brother and his wife are coming to visit today for a bit and there goes the whole four-day weekend! Quite possibly the last one before baby arrives.
post #49 of 59
organic eggnog!!!! YUM!!!! when i have this babe (and maybe even one before) i am sitting down by the fireplace with a gorgeous eggnog and brandy.

woke up this morning to find hubby was up all night setting up the whole nursery, linens washed, put on, curtains, changing table, everything. the carseat and carseat stroller all put together. he bought the most wonderful big maurice sendak print for the nursery. i just cried.
post #50 of 59
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Congrats, Holly! You're the woman! What's it about?
It's realistic, religious fiction about a young pregnant mama who loses her husband unexpectedly.

It's also complete drivel.

NaNoWriMo is all about quantity over quality.

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woke up this morning to find hubby was up all night setting up the whole nursery, linens washed, put on, curtains, changing table, everything. the carseat and carseat stroller all put together. he bought the most wonderful big maurice sendak print for the nursery. i just cried.
That is SO sweet! Can you post pictures, PLEASE?! :


I finally got my diaper bag today (apparently during the holiday season Canada Post delivers 7 days a week, who knew ). It's beautiful (and huge)! I'm so excited to start using it!
post #51 of 59
I slept the entire night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That has never happened this pg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I fell asleep about 11pm and woke up this morning at 12:30 pm, with only getting up to pee and get a few snacks...then right back to sleep! YAY ME!!!!! I do feel better, but I'm just so exhausted that it only caught me up a little bit. BUT I'M SO STOKED!!!!!!!!!!!!

Every time I get up or move my hips...they POP. lol Relaxin is amazing. lol A little TOO amazing in my case. My PSD is bothering me pretty bad...but I take it as a great sign that my body is working to do what it needs to get this baby out..that is if he EVER comes out.

I think I'm going to be pg forever. No really...I am.

Trying to get my baby shower thank you's finished and mailed out...just need to find envelopes now.

I turned 37 weeks on friday YAY! My belly button is SO TENDER! And bruised...you can actually SEE the blue and yellow of the bruises. Every time I either rub or scratch my belly, I have a ctx...???

My feet...turned in to my legs. I'm a footless wonder now...

Knuckles on my hands...I had those? Where'd they go? Wedding ring...yeah right. Jawline...wha?? I could fly away with my underarm chicken wings...if I weren't so fat.
post #52 of 59
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Congrats on a full night's sleep Jen! I'm jealous!

I am getting all itchy again...and my pelvis is being a pain in the...well, pelvis actually.

And I am leaking like CRAZY!!!
post #53 of 59
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Congrats on a full night's sleep Jen! I'm jealous!

I am getting all itchy again...and my pelvis is being a pain in the...well, pelvis actually.

And I am leaking like CRAZY!!!
I'm itchy like CRAZY too! I guess it's bc the weather is colder and dryer lately.

And thank you and the congrats! Don't be TOO jealous...that never happens to me. I'm sure I'll be up all night tonight! I need to find a game or something to get me tired...hmmm

Congrats on the book! I LOVE reading!
post #54 of 59
We went to walmart last night, I got a box of Golden Grahams:....they are gone. I just ate the entire box....
post #55 of 59
jennifer! were ya hungry?

I've been eating tons this past week, too. I don't feel like I'm anywhere near ready to have this baby. (which is fine by me) Hasn't dropped. I haven't reached the point where I can't breathe, either - both previous times, I seriously couldn't sleep for a couple weeks because I couldn't breathe.

I would dearly love to have some peace & quiet right now, but both kids are in here blabbering ... "look at my 3" "how do you spell would" ... it's sooooooo hard to wake up in the morning, and I can't have a coke or anything that would be a crutch.

I ***am*** tired, though. I've been napping about an hour every day. I'm sooooooo busy. I am almost finished with my kitchen. Need to have it finished by DD's birthday party on Saturday. I cleaned out 2 closets last week, though - and it's shocking how much crap was in them! Almost all our cleaning supplies & rags are in a closet, instead of on the stairs ... we sold our spare fridge, which had been in the closet for 5 years & made a ton of space! And, now we have a place to put coats & wrapping paper, and we even hung a gadget on the wall to hang up broom & mop. Our housekeeper will flip when she opens them on Sat! Still have a few boxes of junk to sort through, but that project is almost done.

We started making the piñata last night ... gotta finish the first layer today! It's going to be a disco ball.

ok - my brain is mush
--janis
post #56 of 59
DH's grandma is dying. She lives about 3 hours away, so there is no way I could go to any service. They are actually "planning" something for Friday - that's seriously depressing. I was hoping she'd be able to meet our baby. DH might go for the service, but that really screws things up here - DD is having a birthday party on Sat. How selfish am I?

--janis
post #57 of 59
So sorry to hear about your dh's grandma, Janis. That is so sad. Here's a big hug for you.
post #58 of 59
Omi died at 5:30 today. I knew she was sick, but I didn't know how sick. They're having the funeral on Friday, so DH is planning to go. I need him close to home because I'll be 38 weeks on thursday - I don't think labor is imminent, but you never know. My 2 dd's were born after less than 8 hours of labor from first contraction. We have a sibling preparation class on Friday at 5:00, and I'm not looking forward to doing that by myself (I don't like to drive, especially at night). He promised he'd be home for it, but still ...

in good news, we got our car seat today! It is the Peg Perego Viaggia, the only one that will fit 3 across in our car ... and, of course, the most expensive choice. It's lime green with bubbles ... and they only had the floor model left in that color. We asked for a discount, and got it! Now, I'll just wash the cover and be all ready.

--janis
post #59 of 59
Aww sympathies on Omi, Janis, I think you'll hold off til hubby is home.

Every night I'm getting wicked strong braxton hicks, they are really powerful but somehow just still only seem like Braxton Hicks. I don't think they are doing anythign but I'm hopeful they might eventually KWIM?

I had an NST today, it was fine. I have an US on Friday too. Watching baby due to the GD mostly, I'm a little nervous about how much they are "checking" but I don't want to not be checked either, balance is tough to maintain. I don't think we are going into labor for at least another couple of weeks.
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