Weekly chat - May 30 - Page 2
The highlight of my day today was when Karina had the hiccups this morning. I'd never felt that before!! I was afraid I'd go through this whole pregnancy without feeling them, and I've been a tiny bit jealous of everyone else who's experienced them.
Also, my swelling is down so much, I lost 8 lbs in a week. I was able to wear my maternity jeans and my own flip-flops today. Gonna keep eating that watermelon!!
I ended up with a nasty migraine yesterday with aura, so I was partly blind and numb for a couple hours...the headache I can deal with, it's the disorientation that comes with the rest that's tough. It's been so long since I've had one (before pg) that I was really taken off guard. Thankfully dh was home to take care of me!
Once the worst of it passed we went out and bought baby's infant seat - so glad that the Snugride 35 is available now for people with big babies like we have!! It's very cute in brown and blue and I can't wait to install it this weekend.
I had an appointment today and all is well...low BP...baby was posterior but that's pretty normal for him moving up out of my pelvis while I'm sleeping and then getting in the car. I can usually get him turned back around and low in the evenings.
I was spilling quite a lot of glucose though...likely from the coke I had to drink yesterday with the regular strength tylenol - I can do very little for the migraines so I have to do what will help shorten the aura phase. BUT it will motivate me to really avoid the sugar the next few weeks since I'm obviously not processing it very well anymore. I had the same happen at the end of other pgs too.
Friday we have our homevisit!! I am only 37 weeks so I have a few more weeks to wait. I am already getting the calls from family have you had the baby? I am going to have to not answer the phone the next few weeks.
All you June first-ers have a great day, relax, enjoy knowing that your babies are on the way SOON!
I was feeling super nesty today. I got the house all cleaned up and even scrubbed my ds' potty seat and step stool in the bathroom, lol. Now if the house will just stay clean until baby gets here I'll be happy, but that's not likely with a 3 year old running around.
I'm FINALLY washing diapers. The plumber was out today to replace the valves for the washing machine. I threw in a load as soon as he left, but apparently a hose came loose from the back of the washer with all the moving around. So, when the washer drained, I had a flood in the laundry room. The plumber came back out and fixed it, and now I've been washing away, including the towels I used to try sopping up the flood (and the vomit towels from last night). ;-)
DS threw up last night...poor thing has only vomited once or twice in his entire life, and he had no idea what was going on. We're not sure what happened, but he's had a low-grade fever throughout the night and today. At least he's been able to eat and keep stuff down today. Hopefully, he'll feel even better tomorrow. I'm sure if he would just give in and sleep, that would help.
Hang in there, mamas! :-)
Let's hope I don't have any more because honestly regular tylenol even with caffeine is a joke when it comes to this and I spent a few hours on the couch just crying. The only slight comfort I feel is the thought that maybe my hormones are shifting now and maybe ds is going to arrive sooner than later? Fat chance but I can hope in my sore-headed stupor....
I can't believe it's already June, wow! I'm coming up on 39 weeks here. No annoying calls from my family, but that's because (after my 1st pregnancy) I always fudge my EDD by about 10 days. It's much more peaceful that way!
BUT DH had a really important thing on in work yesterday which went good, and last night in bed i snuggled up close with him and had a couple of good crampy braxton hicks so i don't think i'll be waiting another 10days this time (DD was born at 40+11).
Peace and oxytocin to you all.
Still here and preggo as ever. I agree with you guys, I can't believe it's June already!
..And now onto my day: Of course since DD's birthday is only days away DH decided he wanted to have pizza and a movie with her. So we did that, went and bought Alice In Wonderland and a pizza dinner. Afterwards we ordered her this ridiculously huge Disney castle cake with the princesses on it (DH's idea of course ). I got most of the laundry done. It was good exercise and I felt good afterwards. Finally cleaned out DS's dresser, geeze was that a mess. For some reason he likes to rip all his clothes out of them and then put them back in for funzies ..lol so I don't really plan on that staying clean for long. While folding laundry I suffered from a bit of narcolepsy and fell asleep in the huge mound of clothes while I was in the middle of folding. Slept for a few hrs. and now I am wide awake while everyone is asleep. I'll probably end up spending the rest of my time awake straightening out the house and then watching a bit of t.v 'till I get tired.
Edited by teenyxdoodlez - 12/7/11 at 1:40am
I totally relate to the messy/clean house discourse going on around her. I've never been known to be a stellar house keeper. Clutter is my number one nemesis. But, with the impending arrival of our babe we've been goodwilling tons of non-needs and installing general systems of organization into our lives. We're at a good place now, but we're patterned to go lax. I'm scared, if this previa moves enough, that our home birth will happen in one of those moments where the house falls apart.
I'm determined to keep up maintenance!
Have a great day mama's!
My mw appt is today, i have no desire to go. We will just check hb and bp so whats the point? If one more person suggests to me how to naturally induce, i may just scream though lol. I dont ask and wont do it, so stop telling me. I'm only a few days over, it's not the end of the world. Let me be miserable in peace lol
DS seems to be feeling better, thank goodness. Now, we'll just cross our fingers that the puking ends with him.
As a friend contacted me, again, to find out if anything is going on with the new LO, I reminded her gently that I am "only" 39 weeks. I've come a long way, but I'm not really due 'til next week, and it actually could be another 3 weeks 'til babe arrives. So, we'll just keep on keeping on and trying to be patient for the baby.
I have been able to get all of my grading done early this week, so that is a big accomplishment. Now, I need to get to work on another PT job to try banking some money before the babe is here.
Hang in there, everyone! Good luck and happy vibes to all!
So far so good today...leftover SORE head but so far I'm seeing fine and hopefully I won't have another with aura for a LONG time. But hey, I had a good cry yesterday and that's good to facilitate labor, right? No holdin' back here!!! I'm 38w tomorrow.
amber if that previa moves (fingers crossed!!!! yeah!!) and you are in labor, it'll get to a point when you won't care an ounce about whatever state your house is in. And your mw's hands will be too full to care or notice... :P
8:45am this morning, I've just finished breakfast. Dog and DH are still snoozing away. Doorbell rings. I think oh it's just the neighbor or maybe so-and-so dropping off the soaps I ordered from her. In my pjs with wild bedhead, I open the front door.
It's a man in a dark suit with a notebook, so I think he's soliciting or preaching. Not a big deal. Then he shows me his badge and says he's here by appt to interview DH about a fellow officer in the Navy. Umm...dear? So I woke him up and got the coffee going, and begged him to straighten the couches at LEAST before letting the man in.
DH notices my displeasure: "I forgot!"
Me: "That's no excuse! The house shouldn't BE this messy! Ever!!"
It's not my mess, either. Dog destroyed a stuffed bear and pulled all the stuffing out, so that's all over the floor. DH sits or reclines on the couch to read sometimes and somehow the couch cover comes half-way off, revealing the ugly old printed upholstery. Pillows strewn all about, half-covered w/dog hair. DH's clothes strewn all over dining room and hallway because that's where he takes them off. Some of our winter bedding is on the dining table because DH was going to bag it up and take it out to the garage (last week).
Talk about utter mortification. At least I managed to grab the empty beer cans and coffee mugs DH had left in there days before. *rme*