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post #22 of 174
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Pineapple core

Okay ladies, I have to tell you, because I would not tell that to anyone else

After all the pineapple questionning we had, I am drinking a smoothie I made with the core . It is actually pretty tasty, I used the whole core, a pack of coconut flavoured dessert tofu and a little bit of O/J.

Just it case it would help, you know...
post #23 of 174
Hope it works for you!

So am I the only one who subconsciously thinks that obsessively reading DDC posts will make me go into labor? I had some energy a few days ago, but it's gone again, so here I sit in front of the computer.

I have a feeling I may be headed for back labor. Just about everything I've felt so far has been in my lower back. Baby isn't posterior (I don't think) but I read somewhere that you're more likely to experience back labor if that's where you feel menstrual cramps, and yup, that'd be me.
post #24 of 174
You'll have to let us know how it works out CanBoo, I've just been eating the chunks of the regular part. I even buy it in pre-chunked tubs at the supermarket because I don't want to cut up a whole pineapple. But actually your smoothie sounds pretty yummy!

We made pho for dinner tonight, and I loaded it up with lots of basil!

Quate, I've also become an obsessive DDC checker. I don't always post, but I check in loads of times a day.
post #25 of 174
That smoothie sounds yummy CanBoo! I am thinking of going to the store and getting a pineapple to juice. We have this silly juicer that we don't use much and I might as well get something out of it. I don't like the texture of the fruit but I love the flavor of the juice! Yumm!

Thank you to whoever mentioned putting milk in their RRL tea! I had thought about that but didn't want to try it for fear of it not being good. I am going to make a pot this very second. A strong strong pot!
post #26 of 174
Glad I looked back at this thread for the billionth time today before going to the store. I keep forgetting to pick up RRL tea.
I have a pineapple sitting on my counter. I've never used the core, but I think I'm going to get some spinach or something and start using it to make smoothies. Too bad I don't have anything creamy to use in it... No place in town sells rice yogourt and I can't do dairy, soy nor coconut. Strawberries are in season and I'd get some of those to throw in too, but alas, I can't have them either.
I hope this new LO overlaps with the rest of our food sensitivities/allergies at least. I would prefer that he/she have none but I'll take what I can get at this point.
post #27 of 174
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I am not expectig the pineapple to actually put me into labour, but I am hoping it helps getting me a little readier... You know if I do 10 things that give me a mm each, then I end up a cm dilated

I am most likely getting a membrane sweep tomorrow pm. Will see what that does... or not. It also means an internal exam. I am scared of what she will tell me, such as learning that I have been contracting for weeks now and that it doesn't show at all on my cervix...

If the sweep does work within 24 hours that would be neat, because Friday is my girldfriend's birthday and she will be coming to the birth. She was cool with me having a baby on her birthday. She said it would be quieter than her house anyways (She's got 6 kids ).

A friend of mine had her baby on my birthday and it was kinda neat. Of course going to a 1 year old party for my 30th sucked... but oh well that's life!
post #28 of 174
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A friend of mine had her baby on my birthday and it was kinda neat. Of course going to a 1 year old party for my 30th sucked... but oh well that's life!
Think of it this way: you'll never have to bake yourself a birthday cake again.
post #29 of 174
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I am not expectig the pineapple to actually put me into labour, but I am hoping it helps getting me a little readier... You know if I do 10 things that give me a mm each, then I end up a cm dilated
I got checked yesterday at my 40w appointment and was 1cm dilated. Who knows if the pineapple and epo and walking and the other things I've been doing have helped, but at least it was a little something! My mw said, well that's one centimeter you don't have to do when you actually go into labor! Just 9 more to go

And speaking of birthdays, I really want to bake something today but it's supposed to be the warmest day we've had yet! It'll be excruciating in my house if I have the oven going too. Maybe I just need to get started early.

Hope everyone else is doing well. Today is my due date (the later of the two I was given) so it's hard to not be just a little hopeful!
post #30 of 174
1cm is better than no cm jpi!! Just think positive thoughts. When I am laying in bed every morning after I wake up, I have a nice internal chat with my cervix about how it should be opening up and getting nice and big now!! DH likes to chime in on occassion.

Maybe if you start baking a cake you will be interrupted by labor? I want cake now. I guess I will have to settle for some mint chocolate chip ice cream ( later its about 9am at the moment!)
post #31 of 174
Haha the biggest reason I want to bake is because I want to eat some baked goods! Having trouble getting motivated this morning though.
post #32 of 174
Hello ladies! I usually don't get to join in the weekly chat all that much because of the time difference, but I'll give it another go.

Not much to report here - my due date today and no sign of baby (surprise). Spent most of the day walking around the shops with mum, but only experienced the occasional cramping. Oh, and extra discharge today, which is a little odd. But so much better than the migraine yesterday.
post #33 of 174
Hot here with the urge to bake today too!! I need some food therapy, yesterday was a very bad, stressful, bang your head into the wall kind of day. I don't mean to be cryptic but there's a very good chance that I would run into the same problems as Smithie if I explained.

Ah. I knew this was around.

Oh - I can still pee in a cup and I've lost half a pound. I don't know whether I want the baby to come now or wait a few days for the dust to settle. Not like I get a choice.
post #34 of 174
I'm officially ten days overdue today. Apparently this baby DOES want to be a Gemini. It's really time for her to come now though. I'm turning into an incredibly unpleasant person. My entire support system is disappearing today and tomorrow for the long weekend.
post #35 of 174
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Hang on there, coloradomama, baby will show up :-) Maybe this one wants to be born with no one around for some reason you don't know yet...
Thinking of you too mamayarn.

Now I want cake too!!! A chocolate cake, no icing with a nice crusty top :

Maybe I can do that with DD later... I am sure she wouldn't mind

I think I'll take DD to a nice park this am to enjoy the sun though, so not too sure when I can squeeze in some baking time, with the midwife apointement and our other very important things to do, like having breakfast, lunch and nap. (For those who don't have kids yet, that sounds surreal, but yeah, it is that complicated some days... Small things that don't fit in a day, or don't combine together such as chocolate cake just before naptime )
post #36 of 174
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I think I'll take DD to a nice park this am to enjoy the sun though, so not too sure when I can squeeze in some baking time, with the midwife apointement and our other very important things to do, like having breakfast, lunch and nap. (For those who don't have kids yet, that sounds surreal, but yeah, it is that complicated some days... Small things that don't fit in a day, or don't combine together such as chocolate cake just before naptime )
I can barely remember life being so uncomplicated that that didn't seem like a busy morning.

So, I got woke up early this morning (5:30am) by ds2. Apparently he was finished sleeping, which means of course that I was too. I laid around in bed for a couple of hours (until a few minutes ago actually- it's 7:30ish now) while he played. Noticed after a while that my "gas" might be more than just gas, so I started watching the clock (around 6:30). Very mild contractions every 5-6 minutes. They seem to have moved to every 4-5 now.
I'm not sure if I should get "excited" or not yet since they're so mild. I'm kind of annoyed. So sick of this start and stop "labour". I was having contractions the other night too that got closer together and then stopped when I went to sleep. They had got to every 8 minutes then.
Considering making a smoothie for breakfast with pineapple, orange and spinach. I heard adding some lemon and lime juice makes it all the more yummy. Not sure I have the motivation to chop up a pineapple atm. I'm sort of eying my canned pineapple.
post #37 of 174
Here's hoping those contractions solidify into labor, JacquelineR!

My mother came over yesterday and helped me bake a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting for our third wedding anniversary; the weather was horrible, though; 90 degrees Farenheit (in Minnesota, in MAY, for goodness' sake!?!?!), hazy, and very windy. Today it looks a bit better; quieter, cooler, overcast, and green.

My contractions keep going and coming in waves, with some I have to pay a bit of attention to and some that I can just ignore. I'm getting a bit better at the ignoring part, but I'm still tired of being uncomfortable. Huge props to those of you who have endured this for weeks; I've only had prodromal labor for about a week (slightly less?) and I'm so done with this. I can handle temporary or acute pain just fine, but I really don't like chronic or ongoing discomfort/pain, and there's only so far my "every contraction is good practice/preparation" mantra can take me!

Ah well, today is another day, and one of these days our little one will decide to make an appearance.
post #38 of 174
Hoping this could be it for you, Jacqueline!!

So I did get the internal and I'm 80% effaced and finger tip dilated, with baby at -2 station. For whatever that's worth.
post #39 of 174
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Originally Posted by trauerweidchen View Post

My mother came over yesterday and helped me bake a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting for our third wedding anniversary; the weather was horrible, though; 90 degrees Farenheit (in Minnesota, in MAY, for goodness' sake!?!?!), hazy, and very windy. Today it looks a bit better; quieter, cooler, overcast, and green.
Happy anniversary :-)

I am hoping for not too much warm weather here, beacuse I only have long pants right now... Saturday (o Sunday?) was warm and I had nothing to wear, so I just walked around the house in my underwear
I don't want to buy shorts for a few days only...
post #40 of 174
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Happy anniversary :-)

I am hoping for not too much warm weather here, beacuse I only have long pants right now... Saturday (o Sunday?) was warm and I had nothing to wear, so I just walked around the house in my underwear
I don't want to buy shorts for a few days only...
Thank you.

I had the same problem with clothes yesterday! I finally broke down and squeezed into this black and red maternity dress that I bought months and months ago. I looked like an elephant in it, but at least my legs weren't completely covered. I have no intention of buying maternity shorts now (of course, maybe if I went out and bought the most expensive pair I could find, that would put me into labor finally! )
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