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post #21 of 189
Sounds like everyone's getting a lot done!! I just lanolized my puddle pads...well I hope I did. They're so big, I didn't want to dunk them in water and have to try and wring them out, so I made some lanolin spray...I melted some lansinoh and eucalan with hot water (the eucalan seemed to do the trick with keeping the lanolin from clumping, I just hope it's not to diluted), then added some cold water to make it tepid...I hung up the wool pads and sprayed the heck out of them...they're pretty saturated and I decided to just leave them outside to dry. We'll see.

Everyone that's having a tough day

Lindsay - At least now you can show up at your surprise party well turned-out. I don't mind surprises, myself, but right now I'd probably show up looking like heck if I didn't know. GL!!
post #22 of 189
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Shine - A couple years ago when dd1 was 4, my friend mentioned having a schedule and it seriously turned my world upside down!! Putting her to bed early and doing a routine was something I honestly didnt even think about. There were a few troubled nights at first but after getting into the habit, dd got WAY more sleep and I even got some alone time at night. I made a list of things to do and posted it on her door. She had 30 min to Brush/floss, pjs, read a book/listen to music/talk (but in bed) for 10 or 15 min and if she dawdles, that took away foom her reading time so she was always on schedule!!! Now she is a 7 yr old who does all of those things without being asked!! Good luck!!
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I know that this routine will help alot... I didn't think about having a list for her...we took pics of her getting ready one day so we could put it into a chart showing what she needed to do before we leave the house...and then couldn't get the camera to download it...now we have a new computer so I'm going to do this tomorrow for leaving the house and betime/restime. Thanks for the reminder!!!
post #23 of 189
I can't believe its only Sunday and I already posted on here once and now feel like I can't catch up!!!!

More s to those having a rough weekend. DH, the dogs and I went on a 4 mile walk today and it literally left my body so sore!!!! I am not used to feeling sore after going on a nice walk!!!! I told DH while we were walking that as worth it as this has been and as much as I love this baby, its things like this that make me really ready for my body back. It gets tiring being sore and achy all the time.

I think we all deserve a round of applause (and a lot more of course) . I was just thinking about how I probably started feeling the aches and pains gradually since around 30 weeks and I think we are all doing great!!!! As my mom always tells me, its not easy making a human being . Let's all remember how special this all is. DH was sweet - he was organizing the house and I was taking a nap and thanked him and told him I was sorry I wasn't helping. His response was that even though it may not look like it I'm doing work .
post #24 of 189
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His response was that even though it may not look like it I'm doing work .

Oh that is soooo sweet!!!! My Dh is good to me, and does alot around the house but I'm not sure he really understands how hard pregnancy is on your body. He still gets irritated when I sit around and don't get things done around the house. He was sick all weekend and it is so frustrating to me that he can lock himself in the bedroom and sleep all day long without interruption yet when I'm sick or pregnancy uncomfortable I'm still "mom on call". It made for a sucky weekend especially since I had to deal with DDs defiance and stick to my guns on discipline all by myself.... I obviously cried a few times this weekend...but I know it could be worse.
post #25 of 189
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Oh that is soooo sweet!!!! My Dh is good to me, and does alot around the house but I'm not sure he really understands how hard pregnancy is on your body. He still gets irritated when I sit around and don't get things done around the house. He was sick all weekend and it is so frustrating to me that he can lock himself in the bedroom and sleep all day long without interruption yet when I'm sick or pregnancy uncomfortable I'm still "mom on call". It made for a sucky weekend especially since I had to deal with DDs defiance and stick to my guns on discipline all by myself.... I obviously cried a few times this weekend...but I know it could be worse.
I'm sorry Shine . I have to say that I'm very lucky with my DH. I know that he doesn't really understand what I'm going through, but he really tries.
post #26 of 189
s shine-my dh tries too, but he doesn't get it either, he doesn't understand why I don't just stop when I don't feel well, ummm because if I don't no one will....
post #27 of 189
I wish I were able, myself, to follow a timed routine. We have a routine but not a schedule, per se. I should try but even when I set one, life always seems to get in the way. I will start making cookies at 4 p.m. and there it goes!

No aches or pains but I realized at my last visit I am already due on 6 April which is two weeks away! Aaaaaahhhhh!

FW-
"As the names suggest, THE ULTIMATE MEAL® and MEALBAR® are the finest, most potent and complete sources of nourishment available anywhere at any price."

I guess my brain pretty much shuts off when products make claims like that. Or rather, it screams, SCAM, then closes. If you need additional protein, and cannot get it by eating more meat, nuts, and dairy (assuming you want protein and not iron), I would go for protein powder in a form recommended by your midwife, and putting that into a shake with fresh yoghurt and fruit.

Ultimately, no pun intended, it is a pre-processed food which never matches up to the real thing.
post #28 of 189
Ignore mode?! Whats that?! Testing testing!!
post #29 of 189
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Happy first spring to you too Amy!

Speaking of massage, have you heard of the mayan uterine massage... Great for prolapse pervention.

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I havent hard of it but I looked it up and I couldnt find a specific set of instructions for it, only training locations, is it something you have to find a trained person to do?
post #30 of 189
damn.

Around 7 I started having intense contractions a few minutes apart... some friends had brought dinner over since I'm on bedrest, and after we ate I felt like I was going into labor. They left pretty soon after those contractions started and I felt like I was going to throw up. I sat in the bathroom for a while and gagged a little bit, but nothing came up. I got a burst of energy and started to think that maybe my labor was starting. I laid down in bed to relax, and my mom called. I didn't want to tell her just in case it wasn't real labor (she'd have gotten in her car immediately and started the drive here) so I pretended I wasn't having contractions... they totally slowed down, and ever since then, they've been irregular and very mild. No baby tonight I guess

I'm so ready!
post #31 of 189
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damn.

Around 7 I started having intense contractions a few minutes apart... some friends had brought dinner over since I'm on bedrest, and after we ate I felt like I was going into labor. They left pretty soon after those contractions started and I felt like I was going to throw up. I sat in the bathroom for a while and gagged a little bit, but nothing came up. I got a burst of energy and started to think that maybe my labor was starting. I laid down in bed to relax, and my mom called. I didn't want to tell her just in case it wasn't real labor (she'd have gotten in her car immediately and started the drive here) so I pretended I wasn't having contractions... they totally slowed down, and ever since then, they've been irregular and very mild. No baby tonight I guess

I'm so ready!
Dang!!
post #32 of 189
It WAS a shower but it was WAY bigger than I expected, there were 14 women there! It was really fun and I got a bunch of stuff, including gift cards to Target! (Im gonna buy a nice breast pump) I also got a homemade knitted blanket from Dhs aunt. It was so beautiful and thoughtful, shes worked on it since Jan!!! I almost cried!

Isa got gifts too and she got to help a lot so there wasnt a speck of jealousy in sight! MIL asked DH what food I REALLY like and he said brie and cupcakes so guess what most of the food was there?! I was in heaven!!

I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders, DH wouldnt let me buy much baby stuff becasue he said I would get a lot from showers and I felt REALLY unprepared. Today I got a ton of stuff, including an in-the-bed slepper for babe and a diaper bag. I feel better knowing I have more stuff ready for her arrival!

I want to comment on more posts but Im tired so Ill do it tomorrow!!

post #33 of 189
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Lindsay, that is great!! So glad to hear you had a good time and got some stuff you needed.

Laurilj, that stinks. I hope you get some good labor action going soon! I'm kind of at that point now where I'm hoping to see blood-tinged mucous when I wipe. : But even after some seriously good sex yesterday (sorry, TMI) - nothing.

Hey, have any of you found a good nursing nightgown yet? I didn't have one last time but really want one this time around. I just went on Amazon and found that most of them are either really uncomfortable looking, or rather expensive. I did find this one, which got great reviews, so I may get it. Just curious what y'all have found!
post #34 of 189
laurilj - total bummer! Soon, I'm sure! GL!

Lindsay - Sounds like a beautiful shower! Did you act surprised?

Well, here it is, 3:30 AM and I'm up. I was in bed early last night (like 8:00), but sheesh, this is not my style! I think this is my body telling me naps are a good idea...if I have a nap I can at least stay up til 10.

Tomorrow I have a mw appt. with my cousin, who's ( going to be the mw at the practice who delivers the baby. : Luckily, it's not til like 11, if I need to go back to sleep after dh goes to work.
post #35 of 189
I think last night was the worst night yet for me and sleep. Partly due to over doing it yesterday- but it felt good to get so much done. It took forever to fall asleep than was woken up 45 mins later by nieghbors in the basement (live in a duplex- share it) at midnight and peed every hour after till 2 am w/CXs mixed in. Ahh. Finally fell asleep for good and woke up at 5:15 for good. Going to try to take it easier today and nap.

But made a score off craig's list on CDs- needed more sm/NBs and got about 20 dipes,doublers, 5 covers, CD pail and a bummis wet bag for pail for $45! Pick them up today. I am going to start washing the used ones today- the new WAHMies come this week or next and I'll get those done then. Also need to check the absorbancy of the used ones to see if I need to strip them. Last things I feel I need to do for lo!

Have to clean my microwave today- sure I'll find other things to add to my list but that was the last I could think of.

Shine- understanding about the DH. Hugs. Mine's going down hill fast on the helping thing. He seems to be spending a lot of time on XBox live lately. And doing much in the way of helping even w/normal everyday things- can't remember the last time he washed the dishes or took out the garbage. But on the + side my teens are stepping up more! That's something we've been trying to work on for say ALL their lives! Just don't know how to talk to DH constructively about how I am feeling. Never used to be a problem. I think I've been afraid to since I quit working because of this pg- like I feel guilty for not pulling my weight (financially) and letting him slack for it.

Did tell him I was lonely last night and his game playing was part to blame for it. So we palyed awhile together after dc were in bed. Something we used to do together but just not interesting me right now. Yeah lets go shoot bad guys while there is so much to do around here! Not.

I hope those of you that are close get to hold your babes soon! I'll be 37 wks this week- fullterm! :
post #36 of 189
Fruitful womb~ Not on ignore mode, but I've never heard of ultimate meal before. And somehow your ignore post ended up at the very bottom of the page, so unfortunately easy to miss

Amy~ I don't wear nightgowns, but have a pair of nursing pajamas that I have almost worn out through the pregnancy. I'd love another pair, but I'm waiting for the mega blowout sale, since I'm cheap. I didn't have any last time, but I think I like the convenience of these ones.

laurilj~ I hope it's your time soon!

Lindsay~ I'm glad the shower went well and you're feeling more prepared

I'm headed back to bed after my nightly hour awake around 3 am. I am sooo certain that this baby will have a regular 3 or 3:30 feeding, since I've consistently been waking up and having an hour of insomnia...
post #37 of 189
Here come the babies...! Finally, our DDC is starting to bloom... I predict a landslide of warm, wiggly babies in the next two weeks!

Must be one of those weeks, though, in terms of "rough." Is Mercury retrograde or something? DH and I are fighting (perfect timing, and I LOVE how he starts something five minutes before he has to walk out the door, right? Like, "Can we talk?" and then, "Oh, I said what *I* had to say, now I have to go..." Blah! ) I had a major business glitch (which could have been a total disaster, so I'm counting my blessings) that I'm still dealing with that's keeping me from keeping caught up. I hate not being caught up, especially now! :

MW appt on Wed, and my upper BP numbers have been creeping the past three weeks. She's not concerned, because the lower number is fine, but I KNOW it's stress. Usually I have great BP - no greater than 120/70 and usually lower, like 110/60. But the past few weeks, it's been 130/67, 135/61 and this past week (when the MW was late, I was hungry and we were supposed to go to dinner after!) it was 140/69.

Guess what's it's gonna be THIS wed? :

*sigh*

And I've decided, I'm just going to bite the bullet and put up the co-sleeper myself today (hey, Kate did it, I can do it, even if it resembles the co-sleeper Special Olympics... *ahem* )
post #38 of 189
I'm tired and awkward and sore back/feet.

I'm happy I got my henna and tie dyed the onesies though.

I still have a big list that needs done and really need to get working on it this week. Can I buy energy from somewhere?

I can't believe how close it all is. I keep thinking i'm going early so I don;t think i have a bunch of time left.
post #39 of 189
The thing with DH is that he sees me sitting doing computer stuff, and to him that's wasting time when there is house stuff to do. But I'm not just going to sit and twiddle my thumbs...the computer keeps me company and I don't really like tv. Soo....He and I are just different. If he were preggo and only did a few things a day it'd be house stuff, but I choose to go do things with DD or fun things for me, or errand running as I know I won't have much of a chance for a while after baby is born...I think this pregnancy is long for him this time just as it is for me!

He will be GREAT during labor and postpartum so I'm blessed in that aspect. And he really is good in other aspects, I'm just worn out and him being sick this weekend (men can be just as bad as kids when sick) didn't help. Thanks again for all the sympathy!

I love seeing all the baby posts!!!! It seems more real to me!

We are going to a new Doc this morning to see if we want to switch our family. He is a family DO but recommends natural meds and is also fine with vax, no vax or delayed vax. So really want to get info on that, and DD is getting a 3 year check up (though she's almost 4!). Better get going!!!
post #40 of 189
Amy, we have that same set of drawers for the baby's clothes

This baby is SUPER low now. I have to do the fat man walk on the stairs now, legs bowed and way far apart. It hurts to stand too, just from the pressure
Saw the hb mw yesterday and she said the baby was really low and the baby got lower after that!!
I am ready to have this baby and I think the baby needs to hurry up and get ready to be born.

We're having some drama with the hb now too : We got a call from the assnt saturday saying that the birth team had been rearranged and she was no longer part of it but if we wanted her to come as a doula should was offering her services and she really liked us and it wasn't her idea etc and that the mw would explain what was going on when I had my appmnt Sunday. Well mw didn't say anything on Sunday. I met the new 2nd mw, I hadn't met the oringal. I knew that mw2 was going to be there because mw1 told me that with my history of fast labors she switched to having mw2 as the #2 because she is closer than the other mw. Well at the appmnt mw said that the 1st #2 will be able to come for an appmnt the first weekend in April. I'm all confused and dh wasn't able to come with me, he's usually the one who figured things out.
So I don't know I really liked the assnt, and didn't like mw#2 so much.....
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