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post #41 of 91
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Originally Posted by GoodNamesGone View Post



It's funny how even the sweetest most supportive partners can put their foot in their mouth at times. He has agreed with me at totally the wrong moment on a few occassions-

Me: "God, I'm huge!"
Him: "Yeah..."

The other day I put on my bathing suit and could not believe the cellulite on the back of my legs. I said to DH "OMG - look at that cellulite!" and he said, "oh, its not that bad - its just a small spot right here (and then he TOUCHED it!!)."
I said, "Actually, honey, the correct response is "what cellulite??!!"" I laughed, but it still irritated me!

Blissful - what a gorgeous house! I love the kitchen - so open and airy! I wish you much joy there!

I am so ready for the heartburn to be gone, the night sweats to subside, the aching feet to feel better, etc... I am really trying to stay positive but its getting harder every day.
post #42 of 91
I'm 37 weeks today! If baby decides to come now we have the "ok" to stay at the birth center. Yea!!
I also have an appt. today with the midwife and plan on trying to get another belly shot taken some time today.
Feeling pretty good. No major complaints. The main thing is that we were so ready for the baby to be here already when we conceived, that we are beyond ready to meet him now. LOL It's been a fast pregnancy, but still it seems like a forever wait to see him. I really wish he would be the one baby of mine to decide to come before his due date. In reality, I'm trying to settle in for the long haul and not expect him until about 41 weeks. :P
post #43 of 91
wel, I had my first "I think I am in labor" experience. What a let down when the contrax tapered off! I even had a call into my midwife, and had a bout an hour of contrax that were 4 min apart.
I should have known that it happened too fast, but my Dad told me my Mom had me and my brother in less than an hour! That kinda puts me on the alert, you know?
Anyway, the positive side is that things are really gearing up! Going to have acupuncture today and see my midwife.
I'm with you, aurora, BRING ON THE PAIN!
post #44 of 91
I have been having a lot of prodromal labor symptoms at night. I should have just gotten in the bath last night because I was so miserable, but I just wanted to sleep! I have A LOT of BH contrax, but from what I can tell no real ones. The BHs are getting bad though- almost painful, lasting awhile, and coming frequently. They make my chest feel tight (well really my whole torso). The LO was kicking up a storm during all this and it made me feel like they were going to headbutt their way out! I also had sharp RL type pain and a lot of "period" cramps. OW!

Poor DH is in the middle of finishing a big job and timed it poorly- he is expecting me to deliver after he is done in two weeks (like we get to decide) when I am 39.5 or more. So he freaked out last night when he realized that I was having another night of prodromal. Way to support me DH!:

I am having extreme worries about health insurance- my grad student ins runs out mid-August and DH is self-employed so we will be shelling out $$$ until I go back to work again. But the new ins. is refusing to cover pg/birth/pp as it is "pre-existing", and the old ins wont cover anything if I have the new ins (I have to start on Aug 1st) so I really hope that LO comes before August!!!
post #45 of 91
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Poor DH is in the middle of finishing a big job and timed it poorly- he is expecting me to deliver after he is done in two weeks (like we get to decide) when I am 39.5 or more. So he freaked out last night when he realized that I was having another night of prodromal. Way to support me DH!:

I am having extreme worries about health insurance- my grad student ins runs out mid-August and DH is self-employed so we will be shelling out $$$ until I go back to work again. But the new ins. is refusing to cover pg/birth/pp as it is "pre-existing", and the old ins wont cover anything if I have the new ins (I have to start on Aug 1st) so I really hope that LO comes before August!!!
I hope your baby comes soon, I'd be nervous about the insurance as well! As for, "when" to have the baby. My DH is being slammed at work this wk and on top of that, one co-worker is on vacation, so it's just the three of them. Yesterday he told me, "you can't have the baby yet." Um, ok, not that *I* have any control over that!
post #46 of 91
: that your babe comes before August, penstamon! I feel for you USA mamas re: health insurance etc. I think there was another mama on a timeline due to insurance issues as well in this DDC. That is just such an unnecessary added stress! Here we can choose from hospital birth with a midwife or doc, or a homebirth with a midwife and they're both covered. I guess that's just another thing to be grateful for.

Seems like a lot of us are having prodromal labor! I wonder if it's because a lot of us are on second or subsequent babies, or the heat, etc. that's making our uteri all irritable! Either way, it's such a pain in the ass. I honestly would not mind being pregnant forever if I could just be pain-free and comfortable until 42+ weeks. But this aching pelvis, crampy cervix, take-your-breath-away tightenings is just too much to handle for much longer. I wish that my babies didn't bake so long, I am seriously resentful of all my clients who have easy breezy births at 37-38 weeks!

Thanks for all the positive comments about the new house, everyone! I'm glad you ladies share in my excitement and understand my sentimental feelings about new beginnings! Hopefully our DDC will still be up and running when we move in and I can post pics of it with our family (of 5!!!) living in it!

I am officially done work in 3 hours and 45 minutes! :

Somebody go have a baby! :
post #47 of 91
I love your house too, blissful maia. It is so open! And I am glad you are done with work!!

Pentamon, health insurance stuff is so stressful. Hopefully baby just makes its appearance in July.

I am not having any BH or prodromal labor, I am having NOTHING! I was due yesterday and I am not having any contractions. Yesterday, I was 4 cm and soft but I haven't had any cramping/contractions in days. I guess the BH make me feel like my body is getting ready or at least something is happening. My hips are really hurting, I feel like they are going to separate far enough for the baby to just slide out!

My parents are here and having been helping out so much with my DDs. I feel like I am just waiting around until baby comes, I have been very antisocial and am starting to feel a little isolated. Although, I have gotten to nap, which has been wonderful! I am still not sleeping well at all. I guess I just feel ready to meet my LO.
post #48 of 91
Got my MW app. in a few hours. I'm still debating a check, I think I'll skip it, I'm just too sore. Last night the BHs were different than usual, so I had a little hope- but they were gone after a while.

Could somebody define "eager bowels" for me? I'm not sure if it means you WANT to go, and consiquently if you can or not isn't a factor. If it means you just go, no problems, or if maybe you go no matter what?

I've experianced it all, and I'm a little confused about the topic.

Blarg... here comes the nausia again, I'm going to eat something and go poke DH, he's STILL sleeping.
post #49 of 91
I just want to say that I am crying right now reading posts! I am so happy reading birth stories and so touched by all of you. It means so much that someone cares and I love thinking about all of us across the world coming together as mamas. Its just beautiful Thank you all for kind words and sharing your thoughts and experiences.

Gee, can you tell that I am hormonal? I haven't been crying this whole pg and today I can't stop
post #50 of 91
I had my midwife appt today and they scheduled me for a NST on Monday. That is when i will be just short of 42 weeks. Every thing appears fine still with the babe. I have court in the morning and i can't wait to get that over with!

Last night i had many hours of consistent contractions. I thought it could be it but i ended up falling asleep and they went away. Oh well!
post #51 of 91
I know most of you ladies w/ prelabor stuff going on seem to be getting frustrated so here is the mightiest batch of labor vibes I can whip up for all of you!!
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As for me, I'm 39 weeks today: I've had what I call *twinges* but I don't know if they are ctx or not. I got my belly cast done yesterday and it turned out awesome!! I am SOOO much bigger then I realized! : When you can actually hold yourself in plaster its wierd! My Doula ended up giving my DH and I free tickets to go see Ratdog last night. I figured a night of dancing to Dead songs would def. help our lil lady come..no such luck. Great show though!

Anywho, I feel like I'm just waiting...for something to happen. I HATE the fact that I have to go back to work in Sept (teaching). I hate the thought of leaving her so young w/ someone that isn't me. This makes the waiting worse b/c I could be getting EXTRA time w/ her out in the real world, kwim?
post #52 of 91
bellycast... shoot.. I knew something fell off my todo list... Well, I'm guessing (at the moment) that I still have time! haha!

I still would like to make 2 more diaper covers + finish knitting at least one wool pants...and a ring sling... and maybe a pouch, too.. sigh!

Pensta- you made me smile with your gushy hormonal emotionalness, heehee!! I've been alot more into soaking up every second I have with dd- at least when Im not super tired and she is not letting me nap, lol
post #53 of 91
Just checking in -- I haven't had anymore weird episodes like the one I posted about the other day. I guess that's good?

I go in for my midwife appointment today. My mom has been here a couple days, helping me with cooking, cleaning, and getting things ready. So far, it's been a lot less stressful than I was afraid it was going to be.

So... I'm back to sitting around twiddling my thumbs. And sending vibes to everyone. :
post #54 of 91
I had alot of contractions the night before, full on with the cold shakes and then waking up later in a full sweat! Then many contractions yesterday and some good ones last night. But i am heading off to court in about an hour and that could take a few hours depending on if ex shows up in person or via phone and how the whole hearing goes! I just want this court thing done with already! So after court today the baby has my permission to head on out. Otherwise my NST is scheduled on Monday and i hit 42 weeks on Wed.

Wish i had someone here helping! That sounds divine.
post #55 of 91
Sending you lots of positive energy Avani. : Sounds like you and your baby have great communication! It knows when it can come out. That's awesome.
post #56 of 91
Penstamon- I hear ya on the emotionalness! I AM A WRECK. Yesterday, my ds was mad bc breakfast was taking too long (mmm, french toast) and reached for the stove out of frustration. I managed to grab his hand back before he got burned, but it must have scared him because he started crying (he's 2). Fast forward a minute, and we're both sitting in the middle of the kitchen floor, hugging each other and bawling. Agh.

Then later...he's sitting on the floor of the playroom, "reading" his book to himself, just being adorable. Me: bawling.

The night before, I went to bed after my dh, crawled into bed and whispered goodnight and I love you. He rolled over and told me he loved me and put his arm around me. Me: bawling.

Agh. What a rollercoaster. I'm usuallsy sensitive, but not THIS sensitive.

I'm feeling like this is never going to happen. I'm just gonna be pregnant forever. That usually doesn't happen, right?

All I've had for 2 days is more intense BH. I know she is low, but not the "fall out of you" low I experienced the day before I had my ds. Mostly I'm thinking she's just gonna stay put until....whenever!
post #57 of 91
I'm just now getting ready to head out the door and just had considerable bloody show. This should be fun! Maybe my water will break during the court hearing
post #58 of 91
Good Luck Avani!!
post #59 of 91
Crossing my fingers Avani!
post #60 of 91
Thinking about you Avani!
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