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Weekly chat - June 7

post #1 of 68
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Hi ladies, I hope everyone is staying cool. It is in the 90's and humid every day here. Gross! I don't leave the house after 8 am.

Any last-minute to-dos before labor? I am about as prepared as I care to be. Finally got the infant car seat, have the clothes washed and sorted, packed a hospital bag.

Yesterday was a really bad day - felt off, way too sleepy to do anything, stomach felt ugh. My sister is convinced the baby is coming in the next 24 hrs, but she has enough sense not to say it to me. I get really annoyed with pretty much anyone who is not pregnant asking me how I am feeling or if the baby is coming soon/have I had the baby. I know it's illogical, but whatever.

link to last week's http://mothering.com/discussions/sho....php?t=1229580
post #2 of 68
Can't stay cool for the life of me. 37+2 here and for the past week, I've had the cramping, hot flashes and now a ton of hip pain that is getting quite annoying, honestly.

I have SOOOO much to do before this babe is born and DH is all stressing with projects he's trying to finish up by next week...lets just say, I'd be amazed if I go into labor any earlier than 10 days from now. Trying to go through clothes and diapers right now, there is stuff EVERYWHERE. Ugh.

Signed,

Grumpy and Pregnant
post #3 of 68

Yup, everyone is staying cool over here. We've just been waiting for this babe and enjoying the A/C. Gonna start with DD's ocean studies/project hopefully by tonight. We're making an ocean wall and she's going to fill it with little critters she makes as she learns about each one.

As of today today, this is the longest i've ever been preggo. I figured that since i'm this far along it could be anyday so i'm letting her take her time and trying not to get too anxious whenever I get a contraction. Like I told my lil sis this morning, she's just taking her time packing her bags and saying her goodbyes!
I'm trying to keep things in order just in case I do end up going into labor soon. Keeping the house clean and dishes done & entertaining the kiddies has been keeping me busy but I do feel like a little fat rat in a cage running in it's wheel waiting for a change..lol. I'm just watching the clock tick away and wondering if this is the day we'll be celebrating every year... 2whistle.gif


Edited by teenyxdoodlez - 12/7/11 at 2:00am
post #4 of 68
So far we have had a GLORIOUS June (weather).. beautiful sunny skies around 80 degrees.. lovely and perfect.

Went to church today, got the bulletin, and guess what? All the upcoming events are AFTER my due date! Yeah! I feel so close!
post #5 of 68
It just got hot here in the last few days. We had been having rain and storms, so weird for here. But today the air is running full blast and poor dh is burned from taking the girls swimming.

Nothing left to do really. Just maintain the house. We have the grocery shopping done, i just put 3 loaves of banana nut bread in the oven. I'm ready.

I'm annoyed at everyone lately. Mostly just the well wishers who suggest what THEY did to put themselves into labor. I complain here and and to a few other private boards, i dont complain on FB. But when posting a pic of me at 41 weeks everyone and their mother had to suggest how i could get the baby out. Yes i'm aware, thank you. But i'm not going to do any of it. Geez!

Took a much needed 2 hour nap today. I'm betting i wont fall asleep tonight. Good thing i'm recording Kate + 8 and Army Wives. I'll treat myself to some mint chocolate chip ice cream and watch that tonight. Hopefully we don't have another power outage lol!
post #6 of 68
Not a whole lot happening here, except the blah stomach, cramps,still have a cold and general bitchiness of the last weeks of pregnancy..I'm due in 9 days and pretty convinced that I will go over as usual.

I have been having some weird dreams though so thats mildly entertaining. Last night I dreamed that I was nursing the baby at she just vanished and then my DH and I were arguing because the LO had dark hair like his and all our kids are blonde like me, a couple days ago I dreamed my DD and I were on a beach and went to a coinstar machine and some dude started beating me up..the worst though was I had a dream that I start bleeding really heavily, and it was as thick as ketchup and I went into the hospital and they said they were backed up because people were not there with real emergencies so I would have to wait and if I had a miscarriage there was nothing they could do except try to take the baby in time..That was really freaky!

I wish I would go into labor already to get it over with and break up the monotony..I will say though reading the very FAST birth stories here, kinda makes me nervous..I personaly wouldnt mind having a quickie labor and uc'ing here at home but I think my husband would keel over from a heart attack, not to mention my 7 yr old DS who has been scarred for life by finding a video on youtube of childbirth that was not very natural and peaceful! I did not see the video, I heard about it after the fact from the kids while they were at someone else's home but suffice it to say he has elected to stay home or at least FAR away from the delivery room when I have this baby! My DD would love it though, she would happily come into the delivery room if she was allowed.
post #7 of 68
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So regular ctx for 2 hr, about every 10 min. Totally painless but of course I am too excited to sleep. I am such a dork. DH swore he would be too excited to sleep, but I can hear him snoring from across the house.
post #8 of 68
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Originally Posted by Burnindinner View Post
So regular ctx for 2 hr, about every 10 min. Totally painless but of course I am too excited to sleep. I am such a dork. DH swore he would be too excited to sleep, but I can hear him snoring from across the house.
Sending labor vibes your way!
post #9 of 68
Hope things are revving up for you, burnindinner!

DS is feeling much better today, after being sick for several days.Thank goodness! I am still feeling cruddy, but hoping I'm better tomorrow. I think my body needs to be well before I can mentally process birthing. This past week, I finished my normal WAH job, and I am on break from it until about a month after the baby comes. DS is feeling better. As soon as I am feeling better, I hope things get rolling. I won't have things mentally holding me back from birthing. I just want to not be stuffed up/have a runny nose anymore! Please...is that too much to ask?? :-P

I'm trying to keep myself busy with laundry, etc., plus I have computer work to do for my parents. So, I'm trying to make as much $$$ from that as I can before the babe arrives.

It's off to the freezer for a fruit popsicle for me!
post #10 of 68
Burnindinner - SO EXCITING!!! I hope this is it for you mama!!

I ended with yet another migraine with aura today. No idea why as this is not normal for me to have so many auras and I'm obviously not kicking this problem even though it has been a week now. I'm wondering if a homeopathic remedy I took at the beginning of my cold/first migraine aggravated me and left me 'stuck'. I took a different remedy to see if I can beat this because I'm feeling quite disoriented and done with this...I want to feel myself, be functional as much as a term mama can be, and just enjoy waiting for baby, not just be trying to cope with my vision disappearing and trying to take care of day to day stuff....!
post #11 of 68
I'm remembering that the last month of pregnancy makes me crazy. Like, really, totally insane. I HATE not being able to plan things, and the thought that "today could be the day" is maddening. I'm not 37 weeks until Wednesday, but I have this persistent feeling that she will come early, so I'm quite prepared for it to happen any day. (by quite prepared, I mean, if I went into labor I wouldn't be surprised. Not that I'm actually *prepared* or anything. lol) We still have SO much to do to get ready for Baby. We finally have our closet (mainly) cleaned, the pack n play is up, and we have a bunch of cloth diapers all set to go. I don't have a diaper pail yet, though, to put the liner I bought in. We don't have the baby clothes out of the attic, sorted, and washed (hoping I can get dh to crawl up there today since it's his day off), and I am completely and utterly mentally unprepared for this.

I have hit a new high on muscle pain, though. I hurt everywhere. There's this one place on my lower back/side that is sending shooting pain down my left leg. I go to the chiropractor again today, so I'm hoping she will be able to kind of pop things to make it feel better.

This morning I got up at 5:30am and couldn't fall back to sleep. It really sucks, because today is my nephew's 3rd birthday and I know I'm going to be dragging at his party tonight. Plus a million errands to run and it's the first of dh's 3 days off so I'd hate to spend the afternoon sleeping, which would also put me back into a horrible sleep cycle.

I kept down a couple snacks yesterday, so that's good news. I'm still pretty much constantly nauseous and nothing sounds even remotely good to eat (except brownies, which do not get revisited well so I'm trying to push that craving to the back).
post #12 of 68
Burningdinner!! I hope last night was the night! How exciting!!

Ladies with the migraines, I feel for you. That sounds so hard to deal with.

I'm finding I'm getting pretty fussy lately, and am REALLY wishing DH had taken some kind of sensitivity course for dealing with me. Does he not realize that it's NEVER okay to tell a pregnant wife that what she's talking about is "not important" or "not worth talking about"?

But maybe he is feeling a little bad about what happened last night and this morning, because it sounds like he just emptied the dishwasher (for the first time in his LIFE) and is filling it. Usually he won't even touch the dishes unless I already put everything away.

6 days till I'm due. I'm going to try to sleep as much as possible to avoid conflict.
post #13 of 68
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6 days till I'm due. I'm going to try to sleep as much as possible to avoid conflict.
OK, this is the best remedy I've ever heard!

I am in a foul mood. Obviously I am still here. I'd have random ctx whenever I woke up, but didn't develop into anything. I am just 39 weeks today, trying to be patient - knowing this COULD go to 42 weeks...

I am a very short fuse though. I do NOT need people asking if I am in labor, had the baby, etc. I didn't forget to call you and say I'm labor, peeps. GEEZ. And IT"S STILL EARLY. YOU ARE NOT CONTRIBUTING TO MY PATIENCE!

And so I get mad at people that DO call me, and mad at people that DON'T. I feel like I have PMS. I got all sad this morning because I feel like half my friends are ignoring me because I didn't talk to them all weekend. Um, we don't talk over the weekends - we all have families! Poor DS.
post #14 of 68
bananabee Ya know hun, your DH is VERY lucky hes not married to me! My DH can be a super jacka@@ from time to time..but your DH; I'd have to hurt him based on principal.

Tiffanoodle I am with you on the planning thing, It is really hard to come up with schedules for work and kids activities when I really have no idea if/when I will go into labor.

at_the_hip I am really sorry about the sucky migraines. I get them to, though fortunatly they havent been to bad this pregnancy. Are you eating/drinking ok? getting enough sleep and rest time? For me, these can all be triggers.

azdaisy Of course its to much to ask! If you think about it though at least we have something else to complain about besides still being pregnant
post #15 of 68
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Originally Posted by Burnindinner View Post
OK, this is the best remedy I've ever heard!

I am in a foul mood. Obviously I am still here. I'd have random ctx whenever I woke up, but didn't develop into anything. I am just 39 weeks today, trying to be patient - knowing this COULD go to 42 weeks...

I am a very short fuse though. I do NOT need people asking if I am in labor, had the baby, etc. I didn't forget to call you and say I'm labor, peeps. GEEZ. And IT"S STILL EARLY. YOU ARE NOT CONTRIBUTING TO MY PATIENCE!

And so I get mad at people that DO call me, and mad at people that DON'T. I feel like I have PMS. I got all sad this morning because I feel like half my friends are ignoring me because I didn't talk to them all weekend. Um, we don't talk over the weekends - we all have families! Poor DS.

Aww I am sorry hun..Really its just a few more weeks to go!

Passing zen to you!!
post #16 of 68
Been up off and on since 1 am. Painful and strong ctx have been hitting. Finally couldn't sleep anymore at 4:30 and woke up dh in a panic realizing i have to give birth again. He was great at calming me down. I hopped in the shower at 5, and have had to really center myself to get through some of these.

BUT i'm fearful this will taper out, i have no plug and no bloody show with these. Debating on calling the midwife. The ctx are about 5-7 mins apart. I don't know. DH is sleeping with the kids, i'll see what he thinks once they all get up.

I hope this is it. I am NOT a morning person and never wake up before 8 am, so being up should be a sign lol. Sitting on the yoga ball and trying to work through these though. We shall see if the 7th is the lucky day
post #17 of 68
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Oooh, I'm hoping it develops instead of petering out.

aslyn, pass over all the zen you can spare! by now everything is funny. ds was up around 5:15 am, and has been quite perky. of course he fell asleep around 9:45, when i wanted to go to story time at the library, and he emptied a whole roll of toilet paper. and i forgot to get toilet paper at the store yesterday, so this could be a problem! but it's just starting to get funny. waiting to see what else goes down today.
post #18 of 68
Aka mommy Hoping no news is good news!

Burnindinner
Zen for everyone!
post #19 of 68
sending you ELVs AKA Mommy!!

My zen is wearing thin. I'll be 41 weeks tomorrow and that's the longest I've ever been pregnant. DH took off work starting this weekend for 2.5 weeks, so my post-baby help is ticking away before me, though it's nice to have help now when I'm huge too, and I know I can get more help from friends/family after there's a baby to come visit too....
post #20 of 68
AKAMommy, I think you are doing it! I'm also sending you good labor vibes. Burnindinner, bummer on the contractions petering out. . . I am sure it is very soon for you. Mamamoose, I really can't believe you are still here! I hope that the baby comes soon so that your DH can spend time with the new babe and give you some rest. Atthehip, I can't imagine having migraines like that. I hope that you are staying hydrated in this heat and that they will subside so that your body can gear up for birth.
Banannabee, my husband has finally kicked it into gear as well after so many meltdowns by yours truly. I just cannot handle mess right now and he really needs to keep up with the girls' messes when I run out to do some errands or take a much-needed nap. It really sucks to walk in the door to even MORE work to do.
Tiffanoodle, I am one cranky wench these days as well. I can't plan anything, can't go on the camping trip I'd love to take before baby, can't bear bending over yet the universe seems determined to make it my #1 activity.

I have had crazy BH with this baby. I never noticed them with my first two. I really must have gotten dehydrated on Friday because they were really frequent and actually rather painful. Whenever the midwives would touch my belly, it would contract. They laughed and said that I had a very responsive uterus. I am just starting to listen to my hypnosis tracks again. I keep falling asleep before I get to the birthing portion. I really need to get to that track so that I feel better prepared for the birth. I am suddenly getting very nervous, so I must be getting closer!
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