or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Archives › Pregnancy and Birth Archives › Due Date Clubs 2009 - 2012 › May 2009 › Chat Thread: April 19th-25th
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Chat Thread: April 19th-25th - Page 5

post #81 of 152
Quote:
Originally Posted by KatieJD View Post
Cook - What birth ball do you have? The company should at least send you a replacement I would think.
This one. I'm hoping they at least send a new pump and explain why it won't fill as full as 65 cm.

Yay re: home visit!

Wohoo the church in Seattle said we can come in June so we can all come. Thing is we need to get tickets soon. We'd hate to push it all the way to the last weekend in June since they are accommodating. Due date is 5/11. I will have to be induced 5/24 at 42 weeks if no baby. If that late, it would be pushing it to go before the last weekend in June. However, if baby comes before 40 weeks (no way to know), say early May, then June 17ish is probably reasonable. We'll see. Anyone travel after birth before? I don't think we can swing waiting till 6 weeks pp unless baby comes early.
post #82 of 152
Well I did figure out how to redo the stenciling so it won't run... but I haven't done it yet

Thanks for the organizational suggestions mamas, sometimes I feel like my brain just stalls! After taking everything out of the drawers to paint them, and then getting some hand-me-downs from my cousin, it just seemed like there was *way* too much in the room to fit where it needed to! I'm going to go through the clothes and keep everything sized 6 months and under out. The rest I will pack away for a bit. Then I think I'll do the onesies and t-shirts in one drawer, socks & hats in another, blankets, and outfits, etc. Then we'll see where I'm at!

Katie - glad your home visit went well!

Lisa Marie - sorry your MIL still seems to be a source of frustration! But at least you got your yarn... knitting absolutely relaxes me
post #83 of 152
I just watched some of the TV show "I didn't know I was pregnant". I hate the dramatization of TV :. I can handle them exaggerating, but they made comments to the effect of, "it is so dangerous to deliver a baby at home" "GBS can be life threatening to a newborn and we didn't know her status"

come on.
post #84 of 152
Quote:
Originally Posted by CookAMH View Post
This one. I'm hoping they at least send a new pump and explain why it won't fill as full as 65 cm.
My ball was hard to get to size the first time, then we tried filling it again a few days later and were able to get it to size. So, maybe wait a few days and give it another shot?

Had my home visit on Friday, everything is good to go, I'm "allowed" to homebirth as early as this Saturday (and they'll give me some leeway should I go into labour earlier). Bad news was that GBS swab was positive : It was negative last time so I'm pretty bummed about it. They agreed to treat based on risk factors though. I'm also going to do the echinacea/vit C regimen and ask to retest at my 38 week appointment to see if I can get a negative. Hopefully 2 weeks is enough to clear it up. Anyone got any info on how MUCH vit C/echinacea?
post #85 of 152
Quote:
Originally Posted by kdtmom2be View Post
My ball was hard to get to size the first time, then we tried filling it again a few days later and were able to get it to size. So, maybe wait a few days and give it another shot?
I can try that. Did you deflate it and start all over? We filled it a good bit last week and then kept going a little the last couple nights as I thought of it.
post #86 of 152
Quote:
Originally Posted by CookAMH View Post
I can try that. Did you deflate it and start all over? We filled it a good bit last week and then kept going a little the last couple nights as I thought of it.
I think we let it deflate a little bit, but not all the way.

Quote:
I just watched some of the TV show "I didn't know I was pregnant". I hate the dramatization of TV . I can handle them exaggerating, but they made comments to the effect of, "it is so dangerous to deliver a baby at home" "GBS can be life threatening to a newborn and we didn't know her status"

come on.
I like how they make it out to be SO amazing that these women are able to birth without dying since the didn't have the "benefit" of having an epidural. sheesh.
post #87 of 152
There was a story in the news because a woman ended up accidentally having her baby at home and 3 police officers helped. The news anchor was all "IT happened in a living room, instead of a delivery room and all without an obstetrician!" in a voice of doom.
post #88 of 152
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nolansmum View Post
I just watched some of the TV show "I didn't know I was pregnant". I hate the dramatization of TV :. I can handle them exaggerating, but they made comments to the effect of, "it is so dangerous to deliver a baby at home" "GBS can be life threatening to a newborn and we didn't know her status"

come on.
Did you know that every single person who has a hangnail DIES?!?

Eventually.

Quote:
Originally Posted by kdtmom2be View Post
I'm also going to do the echinacea/vit C regimen and ask to retest at my 38 week appointment to see if I can get a negative. Hopefully 2 weeks is enough to clear it up. Anyone got any info on how MUCH vit C/echinacea?
I'm also very interested in some information here. I've been chugging orange juice (not my favorite), taking probiotics regularly for once, and eating a lot of garlic hoping for a negative swab next week. I want to do things that I am pretty sure *can't* hurt and that I can keep up until birth - how well would echinacea fit into those requirements?

I got out the little bitty baby clothes last night despite my best efforts to wait until May 1. I have some yellow staining that's showed up since DS1 was that size 2 years ago (that or I lost my ability to see stains in the haze of having a tiny baby... also possible). Is there a special trick to getting them out? I'm thinking some stain remover and oxiclean soak and dry on the line should get me somewhere but does anybody have any advice?
post #89 of 152
OK, I told my work they could call in emergencies. I am screening my phone calls and didn't answer one today that turned out to be someone from work. Gee wiz, survive without me already!
post #90 of 152
you've not even been done 24 hours right Alicia?

I've been able to do half days and then do some work from home. I'll have to do this once baby comes, work from home that is. Since DH is in school full-time and only works weekends, I'll still need to supplement our income significantly. This idea makes me a bit stressed, honestly, since I don't know how to balance work life with a baby.
post #91 of 152
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nolansmum View Post
I just watched some of the TV show "I didn't know I was pregnant". I hate the dramatization of TV :. I can handle them exaggerating, but they made comments to the effect of, "it is so dangerous to deliver a baby at home" "GBS can be life threatening to a newborn and we didn't know her status"

come on.
HA, I watched that too and felt exactly the same way!! I kept shaking my head the whole time and muttering to DH about how I just couldn't believe some of the stuff the doctor's say on television!

I'm sorry but the girl who previously had a kid and didn't even know what a contraction felt like? Are you kidding me? I haven't ever had a baby before but I have had a few painful braxton hicks and I sure know its a feeling unique to a huge muscle in your stomach clenching. Not gas or a burst appendix.
post #92 of 152
Quote:
Originally Posted by j_p_i View Post
you've not even been done 24 hours right Alicia?
Right Erin . I don't feel like calling them back since they'll think they can get a hold of me that way...I know it's not urgent. My work stress was supposed to be gone, now I have this in the back of my head. Sigh.
post #93 of 152
Quote:
Originally Posted by j_p_i View Post
I've been able to do half days and then do some work from home. I'll have to do this once baby comes, work from home that is. Since DH is in school full-time and only works weekends, I'll still need to supplement our income significantly. This idea makes me a bit stressed, honestly, since I don't know how to balance work life with a baby.
After the first few weeks when you've got breast feeding sorted out for the most part, are healed from birth and have fallen into some sembalance of a schedule working from home with a baby is easy. They sleep, they are happy to nurse forever and are therefore quiet if you need to be on the phone. Working from home with a toddler is MUCH harder! I used to take DD to the office with me as well. I would try to go when I knew she would be napping for part of it and would put her to sleep on my desk (cubicle desk with walls) on some padding/blankets. Then when she woke we would take a time out to nurse and then she'd spend some time in the Jolly Jumper hanging in my office doorway. She was totally NOT disruptive in the least to me or my co-workers. We could sometimes get in a half-day at the office this way.
post #94 of 152
Quote:
Originally Posted by kdtmom2be View Post
After the first few weeks when you've got breast feeding sorted out for the most part, are healed from birth and have fallen into some sembalance of a schedule working from home with a baby is easy. They sleep, they are happy to nurse forever and are therefore quiet if you need to be on the phone. Working from home with a toddler is MUCH harder! I used to take DD to the office with me as well. I would try to go when I knew she would be napping for part of it and would put her to sleep on my desk (cubicle desk with walls) on some padding/blankets. Then when she woke we would take a time out to nurse and then she'd spend some time in the Jolly Jumper hanging in my office doorway. She was totally NOT disruptive in the least to me or my co-workers. We could sometimes get in a half-day at the office this way.
Thank you, this was really helpful for me! I do work for my Dad, so I also have the ability to bring her into work once she's a bit older. For the time being it's just he and I working there, so I know it will be doable. I'm just really glad to hear that I may only need a couple weeks to get a good schedule going before I am able to work from home
post #95 of 152
Quote:
Originally Posted by kdtmom2be View Post
My ball was hard to get to size the first time, then we tried filling it again a few days later and were able to get it to size. So, maybe wait a few days and give it another shot?

Had my home visit on Friday, everything is good to go, I'm "allowed" to homebirth as early as this Saturday (and they'll give me some leeway should I go into labour earlier). Bad news was that GBS swab was positive : It was negative last time so I'm pretty bummed about it. They agreed to treat based on risk factors though. I'm also going to do the echinacea/vit C regimen and ask to retest at my 38 week appointment to see if I can get a negative. Hopefully 2 weeks is enough to clear it up. Anyone got any info on how MUCH vit C/echinacea?

Echinacea is generally rec. to be taken up to 3 times per day (tincture, 1 dropperful each time) for up to 2 weeks...no more than 2 weeks.

You may take it for 2 wks then take 2 wks off then again in 2 wks.
post #96 of 152
Had a good 37 week appt. BP still normal but at 130/86. I'm worried it'll either shoot up before labor or else during labor and then having to transfer. I'm working on high protein and a lot of water.
post #97 of 152
Thread Starter 
Had my last pre due date appt today! 4 days left! Midwives are expecting a 7.5 lb baby and said that I still have a lot of fluid, and in their experience mamas who are about to "go" have a bit of a decrease in fluids. But that is purely speculation on their part. I am very chipper and feeling good lately! They really think I won't go this week because of that too. Maybe I'll prove them wrong! You don't have to be grumpy and miserable to go into labor.

I went to Wendy's and wolfed down a chicken sandwhich, fries, dr. pepper, and a root beer frosty float. I haven't been this hungry in a while!!!
post #98 of 152
Quote:
Originally Posted by kdtmom2be View Post
Anyone got any info on how MUCH vit C/echinacea?
This was what my friend posted on TBW(link included to her exact post as she posted other info including how she went cold turkey off them and what happened) that she used:

OK, here was my "planned" supplement schedule:
acidophilus (15 billion live cultures) 2x day
echinacea (450 mg) 4x day
propolis (1000 mg) 4x day
vitamin C (1000 mg) 2x day
1-2 drops grapefruit seed extract. (Most people take this in juice. I found that propel works great too.)

I have not tested + before and I stuck to this schedule for the most part. Echinacea & proplis 2-3 times a day bc I could not remember 4 times. My prenatals are 3 times daily so I usually took them then. The grapefruit seed extract was totally disgusting to me so I rarely took that. Hope this helps.

~LM
post #99 of 152
Quote:
Originally Posted by lotus.blossom View Post
Had my last pre due date appt today! 4 days left! Midwives are expecting a 7.5 lb baby and said that I still have a lot of fluid, and in their experience mamas who are about to "go" have a bit of a decrease in fluids. But that is purely speculation on their part. I am very chipper and feeling good lately! They really think I won't go this week because of that too. Maybe I'll prove them wrong! You don't have to be grumpy and miserable to go into labor.

I went to Wendy's and wolfed down a chicken sandwhich, fries, dr. pepper, and a root beer frosty float. I haven't been this hungry in a while!!!
Yum I want some of that too. Yay for last pre-dd appt!

My m/w estimated 7lb 9oz as today's weight at 37w2d wonder what the end result will be hehe.
post #100 of 152
Happy to say that I survived my first round of Pre-e concerns with midwife at today's appointment. Had pretty good swelling of ankles/fingers past couple of days and coupled with high bp, I had the "pleasure" of my first nst at the hospital...

Ironically my bp went down each reading and by the end it was 106/65. No protein and baby's monitoring was perfect...Midwife just wants to err on the cautious side because I'm only going to be 35 weeks Friday and its my first etc...

I think the high bp was because she was about to do my GBS swab and I was sitting bare a.ssed on the table

Did i read somewhere else about a mama whose BP was doing the same thing? Anyone remember the thread or am I imagining stuff, I did tell the receptionist at the hospital that my due date was Feb 4th, which is actually my birthday! she looked very confused.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: May 2009
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Archives › Pregnancy and Birth Archives › Due Date Clubs 2009 - 2012 › May 2009 › Chat Thread: April 19th-25th