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post #21 of 45
DD and I got adjusted this morning...stopped by our fav ice cream place and shared a mid morning snack then came home...I was soooo tired I laid on the sofa and DD crawled up next to me and said she was sooo tired...we both fell asleep! It was so nice cuddling her during that time, a very rare occasion. She is still sleeping, but I better get her up for lunch!

Just a little vent: These last 3 weeks have been the loooooongest weeks of my life!!!!! : And it isn't even over! Dh keeps saying induction after due date, but I'm just not ready for that...too afraid of needing pitocin and then wanting an epi, not the road I want to go down, though it is tempting to just have baby. I'm going to stick it out to 42 mark if need be when I would have to be induced via hospital rules. Please pray I don't make it that far for my emotional well being!!!!!!!


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Originally Posted by wobblykate View Post

The 26th is soon, shine. Hope that's it for you!

Murph, hope you go into labor naturally--and everyone else, too.

Haven't had much time to check the dailies, but just wanted you all to know I'm thinking of you!
Thanks Kate, I know it's not far but it seems like it! Good to hear from you here! And you too Michanders!

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Originally Posted by Murph12334 View Post

DD woke with a cold, coughing, stuffy/runny nose. Lovely, me and her never get sick and of all times for her to get a cold it's when I'm overdue pregnant!? Grrrr And I'm a sahm so I have to take care of her. Lovely, just lovely.
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Bummer about DD. It's so hard being a SAHM sometimes!!! I know I get cranky with DH when he's sick and gets to just go off and sleep and get well...but never does a SAHM get to do this! Hopefully she gets better soon! DD was starting a cold and I upped her proboitics, put a dab of apple cider vinegar in her humidifer at nap/night time and gave her Sambucol/echinachia and it seemed to clear it up fast!

Also hoping that you just go into labor soon on your own! Though seriously the tuesday induction looks tempting to me (I can't believe I say that) though I'd prefer NOT to go into labor on Tuesday as that is DD's b-day and really don't want them to have to share their b-day!
post #22 of 45
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Originally Posted by Murph12334 View Post
DD woke with a cold, coughing, stuffy/runny nose. Lovely, me and her never get sick and of all times for her to get a cold it's when I'm overdue pregnant!? Grrrr And I'm a sahm so I have to take care of her. Lovely, just lovely.
Hmm, just to clarify, I am a p/t WOHM (I'm a full-time PhD student, son goes to part-time preschool, DH works F/T OH) and I absolutely have to take care of my DS when he gets sick. (Sick kids can't go to daycare). And DS has the uncanny ability to get sick whenever I have an exam, a paper due, etc. Seems absolutely typical to me that our kids are getting sick in our last moments of pregnancy... last week DS and DH were sick (and DH also just recedes to bedroom and acts like the world has come to an end b/c he is stuffy...). Now I have a horrid sore throat, GRR, but I am just trying to pretend I don't.

Speaking of sick... yesterday my mom got sick to her stomach (she is visiting to help). I've been having on and off mildish cramping all morning and I'm thinking, is it pre-labor or the gastro-intestinal upset my mom had...

So, best wishes that everyone will GET WELL ASAP so we can have our babies!!!!

I hope to be reading Nancy's birth announcement soon... and good luck to everyone else too. I am trying to remain calm and zen about this whole thing. B/c the medical co-care people are going to start pushing me hard to induce next tuesday I feel I have to stay firm myself in believing that its OKAY to be pregnant as long as I need to be. My HB MW says up to 43 weeks is totally NORMAL. Trying to decide if I will remind the CNM today that I am actually still planning a HB. So she can know to just lay off me with the pressure to follow hospital procedures (not that she took that tack, in fact she gave me a long pep-talk about how its my health, my baby, my body, and my responsibility to make the decisions about my care).
post #23 of 45
yeah back on the 11th I said I didn't want dd to have to share her birthday with baby boy, now I could have cared less. Our 5th anniversary is this Thursday, I said I could care less if I have to share, just get OUT!
post #24 of 45
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Originally Posted by ShineliketheSon View Post
DD and I got adjusted this morning...stopped by our fav ice cream place and shared a mid morning snack then came home...I was soooo tired I laid on the sofa and DD crawled up next to me and said she was sooo tired...we both fell asleep! It was so nice cuddling her during that time, a very rare occasion. She is still sleeping, but I better get her up for lunch!
So DD was still resting/sleeping at 1pm so I went to get her up to eat and she was burning up. I stripped her down and still hot. She freaked when I wanted to check her temp...finally got her calm to do that and she had 102.3 temp! Says nothing hurts, has no other symptoms, just is laying around with fever. Called the chiro and she said DD probably had something starting and with the adjustment her body kicked into gear and is fighting it fast.

So weird. So now we are on the sofa with videos eating warm veggies and drinking water. I hope this doesn't last and I hope not to go into labor while she's sick...being a mom is hard!
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yeah back on the 11th I said I didn't want dd to have to share her birthday with baby boy, now I could have cared less. Our 5th anniversary is this Thursday, I said I could care less if I have to share, just get OUT!
At this point I'm not sure baby is ever going to arrive, so I'm sure if I havn't had baby by tue (dd b-day), I'll go right past it!
post #26 of 45
shine

It sounds like everyones sick. I hope your and everyone's LO gets better soon.
post #27 of 45
Nancy, I'm super excited for you! Can't wait to hear the news of your arrivial!

Shine, I've been thinking of you.

I'll be back later. Tonight I see the Henna lady. Hoping everything goes well.

Here in Texas ya'll, (No, we really don't say ya'll, lol) its 90 degrees! And my AC is out! Supprisingly, its not so bad in this house... We have window units so if worse came to worse, we could always install those. I'm not worried. My pulse is down. I've been resting and I'm thinking since being sick its up just b/c thats what it does when my body is fighting a bug.

Taken Black Elderberry... Is that ok during pregnancy? HAven't taken it since the pulse scare tho. Thinking it may have had something to do with the baby's heart rate dropping and mine being high...
post #28 of 45
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Here in Texas ya'll, (No, we really don't say ya'll, lol) its 90 degrees! And my AC is out! Supprisingly, its not so bad in this house... We have window units so if worse came to worse, we could always install those.
Its hot here too but supposed to cool down this weekend. Dh and I are joking that shes in my stomach saying Nuh-uh! Im not coming out into that heat!!!
post #29 of 45
Shine- I hope you can wait it out. You really don't want an induction unless you have to. It so hard to wait though. May your time pass very quickly. :


Fruitful Womb- 90 and no AC! I hope you are still able to stay comfortable. We don't have AC but we live in CO. It will hit 90 or higher but it cools off very nicely at night.



I just chased children all around the park for 4 hours. They were so tired that even the 6y who hasn't napped in years fell asleep for 5 minutes in the way home. The verdict for me, I feel better after doing that then I have in the last week. I think baby is in there to stay.
post #30 of 45
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I am trying to remain calm and zen about this whole thing. B/c the medical co-care people are going to start pushing me hard to induce next tuesday I feel I have to stay firm myself in believing that its OKAY to be pregnant as long as I need to be. My HB MW says up to 43 weeks is totally NORMAL. Trying to decide if I will remind the CNM today that I am actually still planning a HB. So she can know to just lay off me with the pressure to follow hospital procedures (not that she took that tack, in fact she gave me a long pep-talk about how its my health, my baby, my body, and my responsibility to make the decisions about my care).
My '42 weeker' turned out to be more like 39 in appearance. I would get the ultrasounds and tests to prove baby is fine (and give you peace of mind) and definitely stay calm and firm.

I hope Nancy is cuddling a baby! My water broke in my sleep w/ #1, and we waited 10 hours for labor to start...hopefully hers is a bit faster than that!

Miriam is doing great, nursing well now (took her a little while to figure it out), gained an ounce already...

We're watching her soft spot really closely- she was posterior right up until the last minute, so she doesn't have any molding, instead her suture lines are more open. So she has a really big soft spot, and lines going out from it, and we need to watch closely to make sure that it isn't swelling at all, and that she isn't lethargic or having high pitched wails. I'm really glad we decided to go ahead and give her the Vit K, since my MW said that was the first thing the nurse asked when she called her to consult about it. We're planning on taking her to the chiro since she spun at the last minute like that, but I want to wait a bit since the MW said her head is more vulnerable right now, and the thought of taking her out makes me nervous.

DS thinks she is very interesting, and points and jabbers about her. He has been doing really well at touching her gently, and unfortunately he thinks she is so interesting that he is having trouble going to sleep with her in the room!

So far I've had someone here every day, which has been great- DH took Monday and today off, and my SIL's helped out, my mom is coming tomorrow, etc... at some point reality will have to hit, but I'm enjoying the pampering while I have it!
post #31 of 45
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Originally Posted by Gnatty View Post
My '42 weeker' turned out to be more like 39 in appearance. I would get the ultrasounds and tests to prove baby is fine (and give you peace of mind) and definitely stay calm and firm.

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DS thinks she is very interesting, and points and jabbers about her. He has been doing really well at touching her gently, and unfortunately he thinks she is so interesting that he is having trouble going to sleep with her in the room!
thanks for the reassurance, its what I plan to do- the minimum of monitoring to reassure everyone and go ahead with my HB and no induction. Or maybe baby will be born before monday (my first NST) and I can cancel it all. I did the one U/S that they wanted and baby came back measuring as 78 percentile, so, really not all that big anyway.

That is so funny about your son! I worry about that with mine, he's so FASCINATED by certain things, especially anything about bodies, and babies bodies are weird and fascinating. My son is 4 1/2 so I imagine the fascination will wear off quickly once he sees how predictable babies are, but I can totally imagine him having a hard time sleeping b/c he's so busy watching the baby. In fact, I remember that happening to me when I became a big sister at age 9! I'd jump out of bed to go stand over my sister in her moses basket and just make sure she was breathing... and I remember so many funny things about how she looked as an infant, the way her hair was, that strange shape of her head, she had one foot that turned in a little bit (it straightened out). I think I really studied her a lot at first.
post #32 of 45
I've been thinking wondering if Nancy had her baby yet.

I have my appointment tomorrow for a u/s and then yet another nst. I will be telling them at the u/s NOT to tell me whatever size they guess the baby to be. I've heard way to many times about the guesses being wrong and do not want to even know. I keep thinking maybe there not really a baby in there. I mean he's not coming out...am i really pregnant? Maybe it's all some wierd dream...
post #33 of 45
wow pretty slow tonight - is everyone in labor?
post #34 of 45
nope not in labor. just an appt at the CNMs at 5 where she offered all these things (to strip my membranes, to schedule an AROM, etc) and then later fighting with my mom b/c she decided to make dinner (the first meal anyone has decided to cook besides me in, oh, I can't remember how long) but it wasn't ready when we got back at 7:10, and then she was mad that I was annoyed... DS goes to bed at 8 and she was totally furious that I had to whip things together super fast and that I spent "so long" at the park if I wanted him to go to bed on time. (in my tired, bratty pregnant brain the fact that there are two other adults in the household at the moment should free me up to not rush home from the park to cook.)

ARGH. I want to have the baby already so I can concentrate on something else and maybe other people will consider me in need of pampering? Unfortunately with my family members maybe not...
post #35 of 45
I'm here with you emma on needing some pampering already! I can't wait until MIL is her for a week after I give birth. She's WONDERFUL! She cooks, cleans, helps with kids, laundry, etc. It's like i'm in Heaven!
post #36 of 45
Definitely not in labor here. I'm jealous of those that will get pampered after baby arrives, my parents live 20 minutes from us, but they are not the pampering type. My mom will come over and play with kids here and there but nothing more then that.
post #37 of 45
Yay Nancy!!!!!! Cant wait to ge tthe cell phone update!

Peony - FOUR hours?! Um Mother of the Year award goes to you!!! One and a half is my max! YOURE going to sleep well tonight I bet!

Thanks PP mom for posting things in the daily thread, I think we preg moms are going a little bit crazy and its nice to hear from people who have seen the light at the end of the tunnel!!

Gnatty - I was wondering how little brother was going to handle sweet Miriam!!! Im hoping little M makes a full and fast recovery!

Emma - Im wondering hw my dd(7) is going to react too. Right now she is the ultra confident big sis, but who knows waht will happen...Its nice to know you were an "older" big sis and you loves your little sister so much!!! And did you say already? How long will your mws let you go before they send you for an induction, 2 weeks?
Oh and : to the dinner situation. It really sucks when people dont understand a childs (or familys) schedule. One night going to bed late can really throw the kids off!!

Shine - that fever is really weird!! I wonder what caused it? Is she ok now? And about the induction talk, Im scared of it too so Im WILLING this baby out!!! Begging and pleading too!!

Had a mw appt today and we got our hospital plan squared away(teamwork!). Then when we "played with the baby" both the mws said she didnt feel unusually large and if she has the room to move from left to right, she is definitely NOT 10plus lbs.
Got a TON of things done today including buying greeting cards and gifts for the next 2 months for bdays, showers and holidays. Feels great to have them out of the way!

DH got a 2nd job and today is one of his 2 double shift days. Its money in the pocket but dd and I are really missing him! Its going to take some getting used to.
Just waiting for this baby to be born, our EDD is Monday and DH has a feeling itll be on tuesday so well see!


Defrosting a piece of cake, going to go eat it now!:
post #38 of 45
Yum, cake sounds good now.... That's great your DH got another job, well great for money, not so great since he will be around less.
post #39 of 45
Lindsay I hear you, my DH just started a new job TODAY. Ugh. Its money (not a lot, unemployment wasn't much less!) but the timing of it all sure could have been better. And as for adjusting as an older first-time big sib... its still hard but of course a 7yo will be more resourceful and independent than a younger kid, and they can nurture the baby more. On the downside, she'll have clearer memories of the good-old-days before she had her world turned upside-down by a baby!

As for fighting with family members and wishing for pampering. Sigh. I'm just so tired and cranky and I live in a small apt and I wish I didn't feel like I have to be the CEO of the house all the time. Like why can't anyone else remember that my son goes to bed at 8? No such luck with my life. If I specifically INSTRUCT someone (DH, mom) to make dinner and exactly what to make and when to do it they *might* (and act like they deserve a gold medal for all their hard work too). Oh well. It could be worse. My mom has been cleaning my house like mad which is great... though in order to make sure I am not TOO grateful or anything, today she said how much she hates housework, but that she can't stand staying here when its so disgusting so she just does it anyway. Nice.

Feeling lots of uncomfortable/borderline painful contractions today on and off. Nothing regular yet, but maybe its a good sign. Together with my amazing disappearing gestational diabetes, its giving me hope for an impending labor.

Sleep tight everyone. (or don't... I hope you're busy having your babies!)
post #40 of 45
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Originally Posted by Murph12334 View Post
I keep thinking maybe there not really a baby in there. I mean he's not coming out...am i really pregnant? Maybe it's all some wierd dream...
Um, well, I don't know you IRL so maybe you are actually that crazy, but I doubt it!

It was actually weird to have the U/S a few weeks ago though when I didn't have an earlier one (the silly size check- I asked to see the error range when they told me the "size"-- its a BIG +/- range, so you can see why they are so far off). It felt sort of intrusive, like I'd left the baby alone to be all private in there and then BOOM, a few weeks before the due date I'm all peering at its face... (we didn't even see the genitalia- the late u/s is all piecemeal, one body part at a time, so if you want them to avoid that area they may be able to anyway. the U/S tech said she didn't even see it.)
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