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Cleaned today and took down the Christmas decorations. Tried not to be super irriated with DH who had all these plans about helping me with the tree, cleaning out the birth pool, deep cleaning, etc...then took a three hour nap.

We just put our Christmas tree up on Xmas Eve because my sister was visiting and wanted to be a part of it. Christmas didn't feel like Christmas at ALL, New Years was a total non-event, and I still feel like I'm waiting for it to happen. So we'll leave the tree up, despite the fact that DD is slowly pulling apart every ornament within reach (aren't many now!) and I'm too tired to care. I wanted some new ones anyway!

But DH had 2 weeks off just before Christmas. He was going to be sooo helpful . Instead my house got messier, I got less done then I would have if he was at work, and now I'm just mad at him for being a schmuck. It's a good thing he did everything yesterday or I would be VERY mad at him right now!

MIL's sister is likely not going to live through the night She's in the hospital (far away, unfortunately) with very end-stage cancer. I want to do something for MIL- she doesn't like cards, she's allergic to flowers and lotions and most foods so I have NO clue how to help her out or show her that I'm thinking about her.


Remijo- I'm sorry things are so tough right now... Yikes, 10 months away from DH, a newborn, and school. Wow! Lots to process!

Amy - I don't know what to say, but I'm so glad you have Edelweiss to snuggle right now

Oceanone- eww, being sick is lousy! I'm glad you've got a good support team around to help out. And nesting... eh, never happened with my first. I'm just glad my homebirth was at my MIL's house so no one had to see my house (except my mom and sister, who did a crazy clean up before I came home!) This one I've had low-level nesting since the beginning. Waiting for it to kick into high gear, but no signs of that so far (I still CANNOT get my head around the fact that I'm due in less than 4 weeks.)
post #22 of 118
I'm in the super emotional camp too. I had my m/w appt yesterday and started crying FOR NO REASON in the middle of our conversation.
I've been very impatient lately which I don't like. I'm sick of everything including myself. Blegh!

I gained 7lbs in a week and a half!!! How does that happen? I know with CHristmas I overindulged in sweets but I'm at the point in my pregnancy where I can't eat a whole lot because there's no room. I was expecting maybe a three pound gain at the absolute most which would have been bad but seriously... 7?! I blame it on the water retention as I seemed to have developed some serious cankles since Christmas.
post #23 of 118
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Originally Posted by nummies View Post
I know there is another thread floating around that goes until January 3rd, but I thought I would start a basic chit chat thread.

How is everyone doing??

I'm ok. I'm not gonna lie, I totally thought I would have the babies before I would even see January. So I am a little sad today.
A little sad? I'm starting to feel like there is something wrong with me, and I'm only 36.5 weeks. I'm starting to feel left out with all these births.

My baby is not head down(transverse/oblique), and I have no idea if she has turned and wonder HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOUR BABY IS HEAD DOWN??? Yes, I have visited spinning babies website. Yes, I try to maintain good posture, yes, I am visiting a webster chiropractor on Monday and I even ordered a Moxa stick in the mail. Oh, and I also went swimming two days ago. I think that helped a little because babe was moving a lot later that day.

Who knows. If this babe is anything like my last I will be 41 weeks before delivering it. I feel huge and I keep hearing people tell me I am HUGE. I should post my pic in the belly bump thread so you guys can tell me. It's just so hard-pregnancy the whole of it. The worry. If its not one thing, its another. I pray everything works out well.
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post #25 of 118
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Thanks everyone for the words of encouragement. I need them right now!

Angela- Sorry that he flipped!! Little stinker.

Oceanone- I hope you feel better soon!

Amy- Huge

seaheroine- Next time your DH tries to take a 3-hour nap, dump a bucket of cold water on him.

Mymary- I just know that they are head down because I feel kicks in my ribs. And my midwife says that they are head down.
post #26 of 118
Nummies, I think it's so beautiful that you are letting your sons come when they are ready. So few twins have the benefits of being full term and they need it so much!! I bet they come in the next week.

Mary, I can usually check to make sure the baby is head down by feeling at the very top of my pubis -- the head still feels engaged, so even when I'm getting kicks/pokes everywhere, that is reassuring. And when she gets hiccups, I feel them low and on the right, where the shoulder should be. But I'm still having doubts sometimes!! You're not the only one.

I'm hanging in there, feeling sick of this and very done. Nursing my toddler is soooo uncomfortable/painful right now, which is making me sad. And my belly is so sensitive and sticking out so much, I'm constantly banging stuff into it and I hate it! My emotions are totally crazy, too. My EDD is the 20th but I think it will happen before then (by a few days, anyway -- like my DD)... I have plenty to do in the meantime but I would really rather have my baby already! Nevertheless I have a list a mile long I want to tackle next week in the hopes I can cross some major stuff off my list before the baby arrives.

Every night for the last few days I have dreamed about going into labor -- having bloody show, or losing my plug, or having my cervix checked. Weird. Last night was the exception. Maybe my brain is getting tired of thinking about it.
post #27 of 118
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Nummies, I think it's so beautiful that you are letting your sons come when they are ready. So few twins have the benefits of being full term and they need it so much!!
Agreed! Why are so many twin births induced SO early? A friend of mine on facebook was due Jan. 6th and she was given a c-section at 34 weeks to be sure her body wouldn't go into labour. I don't get it?
post #28 of 118
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Originally Posted by mamakims View Post
Agreed! Why are so many twin births induced SO early? A friend of mine on facebook was due Jan. 6th and she was given a c-section at 34 weeks to be sure her body wouldn't go into labour. I don't get it?
Yeah, same with a friend of mine. I'm SO baffled by it. If anything twins should be left in there as long as possible because they're likely to be smaller anyway - or so I'd think!





In other news- My MIL's sister died last night at 2 am.

And then at 6 am my SIL had her baby boy. She was due Jan 1st. He's 9 lbs something oz, her biggest baby yet!

Circle of life. Such a sad day but such a happy day at the same time.
post #29 of 118
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Every night for the last few days I have dreamed about going into labor -- having bloody show, or losing my plug, or having my cervix checked. Weird. Last night was the exception. Maybe my brain is getting tired of thinking about it.
I had so many baby/labour/birth dreams with my daughter and haven't had a single one with this baby. Seems kinda weird....
post #30 of 118
It sounds like we have lots of emotions out there at this point!

Nummies, I'm sorry that you are feeling rough, yet it's somehow inspiring to me to know that someone else is going through this, too.

Tomorrow I will have made it to 39 wks. I saw my HB MW on Thursday. As of last week, she didn't think I should try inducing, but as of Thursday, she thought that I should try castor oil over the weekend if I wanted. I was going to do it yesterday, but was such an emotional wreck that I didn't want to bring babies into the world while I was quite so down. So I am trying it today. DH is in a better mood today, too. We were both having a rotten day yesterday, and I think we were miserably feeding off each other's frustrations and discomforts.

I am not convinced that castor oil is going to do the trick, but I'm hoping! I want these babies out! I am so uncomfortable. I try not to whine too much, but I think that just looking at me makes people uncomfortable.
post #31 of 118
The last two nights I have had labor dreams all night long... so realistic that I almost cried when I woke up and I was not in labor anymore! Last night I thought my water broke when I was in bed... (TMI AHEAD) turns out I had to pee really bad, so everytime the baby bounced on my bladder... you get the picture... bleh. I'm soooo done!
post #32 of 118
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Kim- I know, I have no idea why so many care providers want twins out so early!

Astraia- Sorry to hear about your MIL's sister. Congrats to your SIL though! The circle of life is an amazing thing really. By the way, I am not really having many birth dreams either! I had one in the beginning of the pregnancy that told me I was having two boys. And actually in that dream I had a UC because the midwife didn't make it here in time!

Jen- It is soooo good to hear from you! I hadn't seen you around in a couple of days and was wondering about you. It is nice and comforting to know that someone else out there is going through what I am going through. This is so hard, isn't it? I didn't expect to feel this way. Good luck with the castor oil! Give me another week and I will probably give that a try too. These babies need to come out!

nudhist- I know how you feel! I can't keep a pair of undies dry to save my life!
post #33 of 118
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And my belly is so sensitive and sticking out so much, I'm constantly banging stuff into it and I hate it!
I lost a button about a month ago off my wool coat as I closed the door into my stomach for the millionth time...and I keep hitting it over and over again with that same door. You'd think I'd learn by now!

I willed my fetus to flip back down again and he went vertex last night in the tub...and flipped again during my sleep. At this rate I'm going to go insane and get a belly-approved straight jacket on him the second he goes down again!
post #34 of 118

Can I just say....

39 weeks today!

Still have yucky cold but i think it may be on the mend.

None of my shirts actually cover my belly anymore.

Lost of bit of my mucous plug this morning I think! Well, I know it doesn't really mean anything but it's encouraging at the very least.

I love it that my Mum calls every day to check on me and I can't wait until she is here to help out and generally just be here.

Hugs to everyone having trouble with their tummies being bumped, peeing in the wrong places, feeling emotional, exhausted and way, way ready for their babes.
post #35 of 118
I've been more tired and emotional this last week. My surge of nesting energy is just gone. I am glad almost everything is ready to go. I am 37w2d. My daughter was born at 37w1d so the last two days were antsy for me expecting my water to blow out like it did with her. But, today I am feeling calmer with the idea that it's going to be awhile yet. I am having no sympoms of labor at all. I just got my GBS results and I am negative so that was good news!

Wishing everyone well!
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I lost a button about a month ago off my wool coat as I closed the door into my stomach for the millionth time...and I keep hitting it over and over again with that same door. You'd think I'd learn by now!

I willed my fetus to flip back down again and he went vertex last night in the tub...and flipped again during my sleep. At this rate I'm going to go insane and get a belly-approved straight jacket on him the second he goes down again!
Just really curious.... HOW do you know for sure your baby turned and then turned back? I cant figure it out.
post #37 of 118
So far so good over here--I'm just about at the 37 week mark. However, I found out on Wednesday that I almost certainly will have to give birth by c-section, sometime during the 39th week. I've had a fibroid near the cervix the whole time, and it turns out it's now as big as an orange--the problem is that it's unlikely baby will be able to squeeze him/herself through. Who knows, but probably not. So, it looks like no natural birth for me this time, if ever. Sigh. And this from someone with a family history of homebirths, and I was really looking forward to being a part of that.

That said, my OB is awesome, and did not rule out natural birth from the beginning like my previous OB in Illinois--he took a "wait and see if the baby drops" stance, which makes it much easier to trust him when he says that it may be necessary for me to have a section. I was hoping that the baby would drop together with the ball in Times Square, but that didn't happen. So I am resigned, and a scheduled date (19th) makes it all the more real...two and a little weeks away!

I bought four bags of split peas and almost two pounds of ham, in anticipation of easy meals, and I'm making an eggplant lasagna tomorrow. I also have the following scheduled:

reupholstering the rocking chair, washing baby clothes (since I wasn't allowed to do that on New Years Day because of a superstition I heard on NPR!), making curtains for the baby's room, going to ikea to buy cheap duvet covers.
And I finally ordered all of the supplies I needed, using the many Babiesrus gift cards, which came in handy. As well as ordering cheap sale clothes from Lands End, nursing tops and comfy bottoms from Old Navy, and random books and an exercise ball from Amazon.

I love hearing updates from all of you, and tracking my baby's (in utero name: Old Squashy-face) foot movements across my belly. Makes the time pass quite nicely!
post #38 of 118
Everyone seems tired and irritable and ready to be done with pregnancy!

I'm now feeling like it is ok if things happen since dh got home on Thursday. I don't think it will be very soon, I have no real signs, but the BH contractions are ramping up, especially at night.

Dh has mostly been very helpful. He figured out how to get my hypnobabies cds onto my MP3 player, and used the big compressor (which I am a bit afraid of) to finish filling my birth ball. Today he is supposed to put the car seats in and also the Xmas stuff back up in the attic. AND HE SCRUBBED THE BASEMENT STAIRS.

OTOH,I can no longer keep the place neat. Last night when I got up to pee I found his dirty socks on the floor 2 feet from the laundry basket. I just don't get it.

Last night was also my first full night away from dd2. I slept in the spare room, she stayed with dh in our room. She had one big wake-up and cry period, about 1/2 hour, but she wasn't alone so I am ok with that. I hope tonight goes a little better, and once she is night-weaned dh is going to take her and dd1 who is on a mattress on our floor, to their own room. They'll sleep there until they are comfortable with that. I hope it won't take too long to get them all in the other room, because where dd1s floor mattress is is my only spot for a bassinet. But we'll make due if we have to.

Poor dh is looking forward to sleeping with me eventually, he said he figures when he is 53.

I hope everyone keeps busy and happy as they wait. As dd1 keeps telling me "babies arrive on their birth days!"
post #39 of 118
Gah. Gawd I am hormonal today. Step-Kids just got home from their Auntie's and are just at each other's throats!

For some reason I don't seem to have ANY patience for that any more... Not one iota! I am a mean mommy. One warning and we're done. They're upstairs cleaning their rooms, which were meant to be clean five days ago - tomorrow is the first day of school, and they are more interested in fighting than cleaning, so what I am battling against is this constant "he said, she said" rubbish, which is driving me CRAZY!

Anyway thank you for letting me vent
post #40 of 118
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Just really curious.... HOW do you know for sure your baby turned and then turned back? I cant figure it out.
Well, for me, it's uber obvious when he flips because it hurts like a mo-fo during the actual movement. I really would have thought he'd stop moving since there's just not a lot of room in there, yk? Can you feel your fetus and tell body parts? Mine is mostly on my sides and I can feel either a head or a butt at any given time...toss in some hiccups and it's pretty easy to tell which one is the head.

Right now he's diagonal in there...head just to the left of my cervix.
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