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post #1 of 62
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That is the only nice thing about insomnia, I'm up, and can start a new thread. I hope everyone else is in bed, sleeping well.



DH had a minor meltdown yesterday when he realized that baby would be here really soon. He tends to not think about things until the very last minute.




And I learned that my parents are going out of town in a week and a half. I'm trying not to be really peeved. My mom has been at the birth of both my girls and she is the one that I call when we need a hand. I have no one else to call that can drop everything and be over in 20 minutes. If this baby comes when either DD1 or DD2 did, then my parents won't be here. They are only going 4-5 hours away but there is no cell service there so it could be 4+ days before they can check in with me. We are having another homebirth, DH is entertaining the other children but we had planned on calling my mom to help if need be (and knowing DH, he'd need help) and then she would want to see the baby right away which I'm fine with. I feel like I can't say anything because she has done so much to help out recently between traveling with me for DD1's therapy trips, coming over right away when DD2 broke her clavicle a couple months ago, watching the kids while I had to get x-rays of my foot a few weeks back, taking DD1 over to her house through some of DD2's more nasty illnesses, on and on. I'm just sad that she would risk missing the birth for a camping trip, and then I have no idea what we are going to do if we really do need another pair of hands.
post #2 of 62
i am up, still waiting for contractions to pick up. tried going to sleep, only to be woken up by another gush of water :. i was hoping id be able to have the baby tonight while dd1 was sleeping so i didnt have to send her over to my moms. oh well.
post #3 of 62
I have been up for almost 2 hours. I've been reading disturbing news stories and finally realized I could check in here for other pregnant insomniacs ...

Both of my daughters climbed into our bed tonight and I was so uncomfortable. I kept waking up with (Braxton-Hicks?) contractions & back pain, then couldn't get to sleep because I was hungry. I stayed in bed for almost an hour before coming out for a snack.
post #4 of 62
Anxiety = Nightmares

Very subconscious, but ruined my night. I wish this experience were more tangible for my brain so that I could be more rational in my sleep!
post #5 of 62
I had a really scary anxiety dream night-before-last, along with horrible insomnia. Last night wasn't so bad; I actually fell asleep with Brynn when I put her to bed at 8:30 and slept until around 5:00-something. I'm sure I'll still need a nap today though.

Thinking about you, Leah!
post #6 of 62
Peony, I'm sorry you're possibly not going to have your mom's help. Have you talked to her at all, did she explain? Does she think she's not going to miss it?

Leah--hope it's soon!

Jenny--how are the ctx? Most of my insomnia is due to hunger, too. If I sleep all night I wake up starving.

I'm so ready emotionally for this experience and for baby. I'm trying to say I can wait, I'm excited, but I want to stay in the moment. Kiddos have swim lessons this morning and I have a mw appt. this afternoon. Going to try and enjoy all that
post #7 of 62
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Peony, I'm sorry you're possibly not going to have your mom's help. Have you talked to her at all, did she explain? Does she think she's not going to miss it?


I'm so ready emotionally for this experience and for baby. I'm trying to say I can wait, I'm excited, but I want to stay in the moment. Kiddos have swim lessons this morning and I have a mw appt. this afternoon. Going to try and enjoy all that

Peony: I second talking to your mom...maybe she doesn't realize how much you really could need her, sometimes moms like to actually be asked instead of thinking they are the ones intruding all the time...Since she has been so much help in the past and your worried about asking her again maybe go from the angle that your only asking for her benefit of being involved not just for you needing help. I don't know just thinking aloud here.

I too am ready emotionally, staying in th emoment is soo hard! I slept not so great last night, kept waking, having to pee and uncomfortable hips/back. I had quite a few BH off and on yesterday. I just have that yucky uncomfortable feeling which gives me hope things are happening as this is what happend the week before DD was born. My tummy was yucky this mornig, just had a few dry heaves, so better eat some food and hope it stays down. We have music this AM so hopefully that'll keep my mind busy.
post #8 of 62
I almost got up in the middle of the night and jumped on here too, but thankfully went back to sleep. I definitely did a lot of tossing and turning last night. To top it off, I woke up with a really sore hip flexor?? I don't know if that's what its called, but the area where my left thigh meets my hip is so sore and feels out of place. I have been going to the chiropractor and am going back tomorrow and I sure hope she can help, ugh. Maybe its from all the swimming? I have gone for a swim every day for the last 3 days and before that haven't been in a pool in a long time, so maybe that aggrevated it. I am not sure.

Thinking about you too, Leah!
post #9 of 62
rargh, nothing is happening!! i only get 24 hours and im trying not to be a pessimist, but i have a feeling our home birth is going to go out the window. baby is moving and fine, i really wish they could give us more time. i almost want to go outside and walk, but its pitch black out there. grrr!!
post #10 of 62
Wishing you a wonderful baby day, Leah!!! Just think, you'll be holding your baby in your arms later today... ::

Today is the last "absolutely no baby having" day on the calendar for the week. After 9:30 this morning everything on the calendar can be cleared (though April 7th in the morning would also not be great, since it's also preschool registration day- hear that baby?). But how did my calendar get so full?! I keep planning life as if there isn't going to be a baby anytime soon, which is good for my mental health, I guess. Keeping busy at 38 1/2 weeks seems to ward off the late pregnancy crazies
post #11 of 62
Oh, and I can't wait for mischevium's announcement... she must have had the baby by now!!!
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Oh, and I can't wait for mischevium's announcement... she must have had the baby by now!!!

I've been thinking about her too!!!! .
post #13 of 62
First notable/recognizable BH this morning. It made me smile.
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First notable/recognizable BH this morning. It made me smile.
Yay! Your body is practicing! When are you due again?
post #15 of 62
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Originally Posted by inky leeuhhh View Post
rargh, nothing is happening!! i only get 24 hours and im trying not to be a pessimist, but i have a feeling our home birth is going to go out the window. baby is moving and fine, i really wish they could give us more time. i almost want to go outside and walk, but its pitch black out there. grrr!!
I'm hoping that things picked up for you by now.




And for those who asked, I haven't talked to my mom about her not being here. The news that they were going out of town left me speechless. Last time I remember my dad wanting to go off (they travel very frequently, and are often gone 3 days a week) and my mom refused to do so from 36 weeks on, I guess I just thought that she'd do the same this time. I haven't been talking about our birth plans or pg really at all with her, so that might have something to do with it. I have been UPing this whole pg and have a MW that may or may not attend the birth, my mom would be really nervous if she knew of the plans and "lack" of prenatal care so I've been avoiding the subject when anything pg related came up. My mom is wonderful, always there when you need her but keeping her mouth shut when she doesn't agree. I didn't want to worry her about our plans. I do need to just talk to her.
post #16 of 62
Joni - my contractions are normal again - just my belly tightening and making me think I have to pee. I was a little nervous about it during the night because we still have soooo much left to do.

I finally fell asleep again close to 5. My DP was waking up for work. I woke up around 9:30 because my poor daughters were playing around me on the bed, waiting for me to wake up. : I need to get motivated and take care of paying our vehicle tax & registering our van today. Nothing like waiting until the LAST day of the month. My 5yo dd has dance class at 2, so I need to get on the ball!
post #17 of 62
Feeling better today.Fear subsided. Read about half of Birthing From Within last night and helped so much. All I felt I could do yesterday was sleep but no more than an hour at a time!

Today I can feel little one on my cervix! Not on the pelvis bone- encouraging.And full of energy have to get this house picked up again other wise it'll go down hill and be destroyed by sundown.

Its snowing/raining here today so the thought of the zoo w/ds4 is out- really wanted to DO something today other than the sit and wait I've been doing.

Ok off to do laundry.Will probably be on and off all day!
post #18 of 62
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Yay! Your body is practicing! When are you due again?
The 25th.
I'm betting on an early bird tho.
post #19 of 62
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Originally Posted by nancy11 View Post
The 25th.
I'm betting on an early bird tho.
For your sake, I hope it happens!!!! (Well early enough to be healthy). I was betting on one too - or maybe just hoping for one and I'm now 38 weeks 4 days and baby seems really comfy in there still!
post #20 of 62
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DH had a minor meltdown yesterday when he realized that baby would be here really soon. He tends to not think about things until the very last minute.
typical My DH has been a little on edge lately...everything baby related he's stoked about, but I can tell he's nervous cause every other little thing sets him off.

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Anxiety = Nightmares

Very subconscious, but ruined my night. I wish this experience were more tangible for my brain so that I could be more rational in my sleep!
I've been having crazy, weird and violent dreams for a week now.

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Originally Posted by inky leeuhhh View Post
rargh, nothing is happening!! i only get 24 hours and im trying not to be a pessimist, but i have a feeling our home birth is going to go out the window. baby is moving and fine, i really wish they could give us more time. i almost want to go outside and walk, but its pitch black out there. grrr!!
Soon....And you're counting from after you got back from the store, right? Buy yourself some extra time . Um...Lunges? I really, really hope you get your hb.

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Today is the last "absolutely no baby having" day on the calendar for the week. After 9:30 this morning everything on the calendar can be cleared (though April 7th in the morning would also not be great, since it's also preschool registration day- hear that baby?). But how did my calendar get so full?! I keep planning life as if there isn't going to be a baby anytime soon, which is good for my mental health, I guess. Keeping busy at 38 1/2 weeks seems to ward off the late pregnancy crazies
....baby doesn't care if you have plans. GL!

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My mom is wonderful, always there when you need her but keeping her mouth shut when she doesn't agree. I didn't want to worry her about our plans. I do need to just talk to her.
Yep, yep. That's the answer. Since you haven't said anything maybe she thinks you don't want her there...also, since it hasn't been a big topic of conversation, maybe she has your EDD stuck in her head and isn't thinking about baby coming early...though maybe not since your other two were. GL!

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Feeling better today.Fear subsided. Read about half of Birthing From Within last night and helped so much. All I felt I could do yesterday was sleep but no more than an hour at a time!

Today I can feel little one on my cervix! Not on the pelvis bone- encouraging.And full of energy have to get this house picked up again other wise it'll go down hill and be destroyed by sundown.

Its snowing/raining here today so the thought of the zoo w/ds4 is out- really wanted to DO something today other than the sit and wait I've been doing.

Ok off to do laundry.Will probably be on and off all day!
Glad you're doing better. Birthing from Within is an awesome book. I can't tell if this little one is shifted yet. Shes was really wiggling around last night and I started feeling pressure in the cervix/bum, but only occasionally...so maybe she's trying but not there yet. I'm not sure if she feels much lower and DH can't tell from looking (but he's not very observant).
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