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~~June 8-14 weekly thread~~

post #1 of 79
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Wiggle! Jiggle! Squiggle! And other things that end in -iggle.

How is everyone this week? Happy and healthy and staying excited I hope.

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The abx seem to be helping with the contractions so I'm assuming they're helping with the bladder infection too... and remember, bladder infections in pregnancy can be totally symptom free so if you start having contractions or feeling a bit off, ask your care provider to test your urine sample for an infection. It only took a moment and if they catch it soon enough you wont need to do the whole abx thing.

Ok, PSA over.

DH got back from his camping trip late last night so hopefully tonight I'll get some sleep. Though this morning our dog was sick all over the first floor so despite the contractions and my own stomach upset I spent a good chunk of time on my hands and knees scrubbing the floor and washing the rugs. Ugh. Might be good for getting the babe into position but not something I'd like to make a habit of! But then dd2's therapist arrived and DD2 got a new chewy tube as a birthday gift from the therapy group. Yup... my "baby" is two years old today! Yoicks!

Of course, the code officer dropped by while the therapist was here to remind us that the paperwork needs to be in this week. Sigh. I liked the chewy tube gift more.

But we'll probably have a cake tonight, and DH has said he'll dig the sandbox (we're using some of the felled wood to make the wall of the sandbox, so we need to dig a moat to hold the wood and I just can't do it)... which is good since dd2's gifts are mostly sand box related!
post #2 of 79
Yay for the Abx working, I hope you are feeling a lot better. I bet you can't believe that your little one is 2.

As for me, my husband and I had a really productive weekend. I am still just spilling with happiness from it this morning. We finally cleared out the office/computer room (it's the soon to be baby room). He really rocked it out, I might add. We also got his computer (for working) set up in the laundry/now slash office room and the mac set up in the kitchen by the living room. I love the new set up.
We went to buy our crib and dresser yesterday but found out there will be a big sale 4th of july weekend, so we are going to wait until then to get it. We still have tons of things to get, but we really got some major stuff started. Everything seems so much closer and more real now. Oh yeah, did I mention how much my groin hurts from doing so much yesterday. I actually don't mind the burning, because it reminds me of what we accomplished.
Also, last week I passed my GT test and got my RHogam shot. I go for my 30 week appt. next monday.

I hope everyone else is doing well and I can't believe some of you ladies have less than 2 months left!!!!
post #3 of 79
We started painting yesterday! At least, my husband did while I was away for the afternoon shooting a beautiful 12 day old! I don't think I can post the link, though, since it is spam? I am the only one in Boulder, it is not spam , it is just my life. Here is one photo if anyone cares. I know I love seeing newborn pics I have another set of newborn twins to shoot this Friday, so I am totally psyched. Tomorrow I am shooting a 5 week old, and then a 4 month old on Wed. So many babies!!!

Anyways, it is getting hard for me to do much. I am so tired half the time. Drinking a coke really gets me up to do what I need to do, is that awful? I am not as good with this pregnancy as I was with ds. I hope I am not ruining my baby!

Ds is in camp, so I am just trying to get stuff done. I am so behind and so tired. I woke up at 6am bc dh had NPR playing to loud downstairs. I am the only pregnant lady in the world that can't get a good night's sleep bc her husband is blasting his public radio. Grr.
post #4 of 79
Also, will someone play my baby stats guessing game? I thought this was a fun program.
post #5 of 79
Wow, Stacey!! That photo is just stunning... I feel like I'm sneaking a peak of that sweet little baby in womb.
post #6 of 79
I'm doing pretty well I guess. I'm really exhausted, my mw checked my iron and it's a little low, but the chewable iron she gave me makes me really queasy. I'd rather be tired than nauseous. I did a finger poke instead of a GTT and my blood sugar is well within normal as suspected. My sciatica hasn't been too horrible, though the baby does push on me sometimes so hard it feels like there is a knife in my belly. I got this weird looking mark awhile back (I thought it was a stretch mark), and it turned out it was an actual BRUISE from her pushing on me, becuase it's gone now. I didn't know that was possible! But I am pretty sure it was from her pushing because it was in the exact spot I had been feeling all that pressure back when I posted that it felt like my belly was going to explode.

My garden is huger than it's ever been, I have uh...an embarrassing number of things in containers...something like 15 containers plus a raised bed most of it is doing pretty well.

My MIL bashed me over us having a homebirth...I'm pretty upset over the way she treated me. I posted about it in the homebirth forum. *sigh*

Ok, I have to go run some errands. I'm sure I have more to say. Talk to you ladies later
post #7 of 79
Happy birthday Ro!

I love the newborn baby shoot pictures, they are so sweet.

Is anyone working on a birth plan? I have a really simple one for my HB MW (she asks for one) and I'm working on a transfer one just in case. I had a great one last time but cannot find it anywhere! Any ideas? I started a thread on it here: http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1095858

I pretty much have everything I need for baby and HB at this point. When do you all start washing the baby clothes and diapers? I'm thinking around 35-36 weeks so they will be fresh.
post #8 of 79
I'm going to wash my loads of clothes as soon as I have a place for them (temporary or permanent). My brother and nephews are coming to visit mid-July, so I thought I might have my two youngest nephews help sort the clothes if I haven't done it already. They are 8 and 9, and still like to be helper bees. Last year they went crazy over being paid a dollar in quarters for cleaning up dog poop in the yard, lol! I have boxes and boxes of hand me downs, but all the outfits are going to get mixed up when I wash them, and the sizes are already mixed up I started trying to get our bedroom ready for the crib side car, but could only deal with the mess on the floor (I'm a total packrat, and I have several stacks of stuff and unfinished projects in the corner, yuck) for an hour until I was exhausted. I think I had a bh contraction at that point too. My lower uterus seemed to become tight for a minute or so. The good news is I found a dry erase board for the fridge amongst the stuff I did clean up and made a list of goals for the week. Hopefully DH will get the hint that he can help on these too without me having to ask/nag. I also made a week countdown to baby at the bottom of the board. Less than 9 weeks now! Wow!!!

I only managed to get 4 hours of sleep last night. Somehow I have to make it through 5 more hours of work today and the hour of doctor ordered swim time after that. I'm hoping to be hungry for Indian food for my belated bday dinner tonight, then I'll crash
post #9 of 79
I'm starting to freak out. We are BROKE again this month, so no hope of buying a thing, which means I can't even start collecting the birth supplies, diapers, covers, ect that I need until next month and I don't even know how we are going to afford it then. ACK!!! This baby had better not come early.
post #10 of 79
Everyone is so busy getting ready!

I need to do some stuff too, but I'm so tired. Painted a wall in the living room yesterday and it looks great and feels so much homier.

And I just got the call from the midwifery and I passed my GTT!:
Last time I didn't and I passed the 3 hour but it was a horrendous experience where I was so nauseous I had to lie down shivering the whole time, wasn't allowed to nap, and told if I did throw up I'd just have to drink it again or do it later. So glad I don't have to!

I am very low in iron (I wasn't last time they checked and probably why I'm so tired) so I need to get some iron. Does anyone have one they would recommend for a slightly nauseous person? I hear great things about Floradix but not sure how my stomach would feel about the taste- is it gross?

My M/Ws made my appt to check and see if my marginal previa has improved. That's next week. Fingers crossed.

Poor Dh is laid up with a tooth abcess which seems to be so bad it is causing vomiting. We are off the the specialist this PM.

Happy birthday to your DD, Wombatclay!
post #11 of 79
Floradix is the best possible iron supplement and it doesn't taste bad or cause nausea. I'm taking some brand...Nature's Way I think...of chewable iron and it does seem to make me nauseous, but then again it's hard to tell since I'm always nauseous.
post #12 of 79
I don't like the aftertaste of Floradix, but it is much better mixed with a little orange juice.
post #13 of 79
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Originally Posted by Talula Fairie View Post
I'm starting to freak out. We are BROKE again this month, so no hope of buying a thing, which means I can't even start collecting the birth supplies, diapers, covers, ect that I need until next month and I don't even know how we are going to afford it then. ACK!!! This baby had better not come early.

So sorry about the $ situation! DH just got his hours cut back at work, so we are headed for some uncertain times ourselves. No more eating out or non-necessity purchases... except for my belated bday Indian food dinner, lol! I neeeeeeed that!
post #14 of 79
Spring Sun: what an amazing photo! Thanks for sharing

And Happy Birthday to SunShynBaby! :

All is well here! I'm slowing down and starting to really feel pregnant. I don't think I've started nesting yet, but maybe my dh has... He has started to make ambitious lists of what he wants to get done each weekend and it took me most of today just to recover from everything we accomplished last weekend!
After gaining no weight in the 3 weeks before my 29 week appointment, we went on vacation to CA to see my fam, eat, and not do much any work. This did the trick, weight wise. In two weeks time, I gained 5 pounds! Crazy for me! I'm also anemic and taking "blood builder". I'm not nauseous, for what it's worth. I've been sleeping a lot. No really A LOT! Oh and I had a crazy dream last night where my baby kind of pressed up against the skin of my belly and I could see her? face and play with her (or him). Baby even held on to my fingers. A really neat dream in a bizarre kind of way.

Hope everyone has a great week!
post #15 of 79
I'm taking the 3 hour GTT tomorrow and trying hard to think positively. If I fail that test, I'll need to at least do some co-care to try to get it under control, and I might even have to completely transfer care from my HB midwife. : Fortunately she made contact with a local OB who is sort of her unofficial back up, who is willing to see me next week just in case (and she's covered by my insurance, so the silver lining is that if I have to transfer care I guess my financial picture will be looking up )

I've had crazy miserable insomnia lately. I just can't get comfortable, relax, and turn off and then I'm waking up a million times a night to pee : I'm now remembering how during the third trimester with DD I was staying up until 2 or 3 am and sleeping until 10 or later in the morning. I'm fearing that soon DD and I will BOTH be doing that She goes to bed with DH and I, and she'll happily go to bed and wake up later and later and later, but shifting her earlier is nearly impossible (she must be mine ).

Also, my back up support person for DD is moving in July, so she's out now. Meanwhile my primary support person for DD will be out of town August 2-7 (I'm due Aug 13 and DD came at 38 weeks), so I really need a back up and perhaps a secondary back up.

A friend recently approached me about doing a shower in late June or early July. So, we're talking about going to Target tomorrow between blood draws for my GTT and doing a registry. I started one today at thethingsIwant too.
post #16 of 79
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Hugs Talula! Is it mostly diaper stuff you need? Have you tried Freecycle or Craigslist or the mdc ISO/fairy forum? I got a ton of cloth dipes through Freecycle a few years ago and see thm every now and then. There are also organizations like Miracle Diapers and Lend a Hand that provide free cloth diapering kits to families in need... check the diapering forum and the finding your tribe forums since I'm sure there are several organizations I don't know about! Or maybe a thrift store outing for felted sweaters/XXXL polar fleece tops and cotton towels that could be turned into fitteds, prefolds, and covers?

Birth supplies would be trickier, but again maybe freecycle or a crisis prenancy center/planned parenthood office would have ideas? In my town there is a free clinic for people without health insurance and they offer low cost medical supplies as well as general care... so depending on what you needed there could be something similar in your town?

I hope things turn a corner for you soon! It's no fun being over the edge like that.

Happy birthday (belated) and hope the indian food is yummy!
Good luck on the GTT... finger's crossed that all is well.
post #17 of 79
No it's birth supplies mostly. I know that miracle diapers exist (actually, I knew the person who started it from a live journal cloth community....I've even donated to them before) but it's actually covers that I need, I already have some infant prefolds and a handful of infant sized fitteds. But the stash has been thinned out a lot after lending it to a friend and my second child going through it...I could really use some more fitteds...I'm planning on buying 12 kissaluvs.

Mostly I just need to buy the ginormous list of stuff on my midwife's list. I think all together it's probably not that expensive, but all that stuff on top of the birth pool....and the diapers...it's at least $300 worth of stuff in total I think.

I'm new here and I wouldn't even know how to begin to go about looking for something like that.
post #18 of 79
Stacey, great shot!

Sorry to everybody going throught the GTT. Good luck!

$$ troubles abound, right? I'm so glad that I have everything from DD, I really don't need much. Gave back the loaner glider we used (barely) for her, but I found this in cobalt blue microsuede locally for $85, baby daddy picked it up last night. Stoked!!
post #19 of 79
I'm sorry Talula. I hope you find a way to get what you need. If we weren't due the same month I'd gladly pass my stuff on to you.

I had a MW appointment today and she showed me how to feel the baby's head. I've tried before but wasn't pressing in far enough. When she showed me the baby picked her head up at the same time and it was amazing. It was like I was holding her little head in my hands I loved it!
post #20 of 79
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I'm sorry Talula. I hope you find a way to get what you need. If we weren't due the same month I'd gladly pass my stuff on to you.

I had a MW appointment today and she showed me how to feel the baby's head. I've tried before but wasn't pressing in far enough. When she showed me the baby picked her head up at the same time and it was amazing. It was like I was holding her little head in my hands I loved it!
Oh, thanks Jilian...I totally was going to say that if I go first (think I'm due quite early in the month but not positive), I'm happy to donate unused supplies if anybody comes up short. I still have a bag of gauze/needle-type stuff left over from DD's birth.

And that's so sweet about your baby's head! Just this morning I was making a mental note ( as if I'll remember) to ask the mw next appointment to help me distinguish baby's parts.
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