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post #21 of 47
So is anyone else having to resist the urge to pull all the baby stuff out? I keep thinking I could just haul it all upstairs and see what I kept... I know we passed a lot of on or got rid of a bunch due to moving multiple times.
post #22 of 47
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So is anyone else having to resist the urge to pull all the baby stuff out? I keep thinking I could just haul it all upstairs and see what I kept... I know we passed a lot of on or got rid of a bunch due to moving multiple times.
I cleaned out the closet where the baby's stuff will go. In there are the cloth diapers I've been saving/buying. I love looking at them.

I haven't gone through the clothes yet, they are in the attic. I will once it's not as hot but when I'm still small enough to get up there. And then I'll hang them up. I'm not sure if we're going to do a nursery for the baby, since he'll sleep with us for a year at least anyways.

My maternity clothes have been taken out of storage - my summer stuff is in the closet and my winter stuff is in the crawl space behind our closet.
post #23 of 47
I have been collecting all the free baby stuff folks around here are getting rid of. This baby is on a budget, LOL! I gave away everything to ease dh's mind that we were done with baby #2. I knew all along we would have a third baby and have to get all new stuff. Women's intuition. Someone gave me a bag of cloth diapers and g diapers. So that will help a lot. Does anyone know if you can use a g diaper as a diaper cover instead of buying the disposable part? That's what I was thinking of doing.
post #24 of 47
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Does anyone know if you can use a g diaper as a diaper cover instead of buying the disposable part? That's what I was thinking of doing.
Totally! I used them with just a plain ole' prefold as an insert - although they do sell cloth inserts specifically for g diapers that I've heard are super absorbent and worth the money.

I haven't gotten anything out for baby yet! I'll probably wait until the fall to really get into it. We're still not sure where we're going to put this little bambino - if it's a girl, it'll bunk with our DD, if it's a boy, he'll get the guest room. BUT, we're team green, so we have to wait to February! S/he will be with us for at least the first year anyway, so we've got plenty of time.
post #25 of 47
I overhauled my closet the other day when I had a spurt of energy. I remember from the last times I was pg, waking up one morning and not being able to fit into anything...so I drug out a size bigger of everything I have in storage so I can at least have something to wear when I go out clothes hunting.

Otherwise...feeling very much in love with all soft horizontal surfaces. I think I've got a girl in there. I wasn't sick with my boy, was very ill with my girl. Classifying my experience of the last week that doesn't look to let up as "very ill." Ugh.
post #26 of 47
Im bad, I bought two cute onesies already. They were on sale and my daughter pointed them out and asked if she could get them for the baby. Whats a mom to say to that? Of course I had to point out that those were boy clothes so if we had a girl she wouldn't be able to wear them (my DH is very much into boys clothes for boys, girls clothes for girls). One of them has dogs all over it and the other dinosaurs.

Other than that my symptoms keep coming and going. One morning I wake up throwing up the next I wake up almost normal just really tired. Its driving me crazy.!
post #27 of 47
DD has taken to telling me there is a baby in my tummy. And yesterday she said there was one in hers. I don't know if I should let her out of the house lest she blow the secret before our u/s on the 23rd.
post #28 of 47
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post #29 of 47
Wow, you're brave, we haven't told DD yet. She would TOTALLY blow it. She's a chatterbox and goes to my mom's 2x a week while I work. I'm SO excited to get to tell her, though. Sounds silly, because she's only 2, but my cousin is pregnant right now and she loves to touch her belly and talk about the "baby in her belly". She is obsessed with babies, so I think she's going to like the idea of a new baby that's all hers.

So do you guys wait to tell until you hear the hb? My first appt. is this Thursday, so the earliest I would hear it is 4 weeks from then and my *next* appt, I'd be 11 weeks. That seems like such a long time to wait! Especially we see either my family or his practically every day. We all go to church together, so we can't do any selective telling, it's got to be everyone or no one. We have terrible secret-keepers in our family. LOL

I'm having classic "morning" sickness, but it usually subsides by the afternoon. And SO tired. I have no problem conking out mid-day for a shared nap with DD, but I can NOT fall asleep at night. It's so annoying. I'm thinking of skipping a nap today and seeing if I sleep any better at night. Or maybe just taking a shorter nap?

Anyone reading any good books? I just picked up "Homebirth in the Hospital" at the library yesterday and I'm already halfway through it - it's fantastic (and a very easy read). I'm reading Spiritual Midwifery too, I'm through the birth stories and muddling through the "to the parents" section. Good stuff.

Whew, I'm long winded this morning. Hope you all have a great day!!
post #30 of 47
No, I've told everyone already.

I'm giggling about your classic morning sickness - mine seems to be the opposite. I'm at my best in the morning, and it goes downhill so that I can hardly eat any dinner, and feel sick and tired and go to bed!

DS is a little mixed up - we're getting a new daycare child next week, and he's pretty sure that she's the new baby.
post #31 of 47
Well, DD left for Texas with my mom on Sunday. In the day and a half she was here, mom took us to Kohl's and bought me a pair of maternity pants I can wear to work and a new pair of sandals. DD also got new shoes. She also brought with her the cloth diaper stash, maya wrap, and kozy carrier I'd lent her to use with my baby brother and sister (now 3 and 2), along with 2 bassinets (one the kind on a stand, one more of a moses basket), a bouncy seat, and the baby bathtub I'd given her. DD will be returning with hand-me-downs and a carseat, too.

A friend who had a baby 2 months ago gave me her maternity clothes, so I'm pretty well set in that department. We just need to replace the cieling fan in DD's room with a regular light and put in a twin/full bunk bed so that I have a place to sleep with the baby.

Morning sickness has started for me, mostly with vague nausea and a hyper sense of smell. I'm skipping my morning coffee today, hopefully it helps and I don't just get a headache on top of it.

Oh, and I found an NMD who will take me for a homebirth! I really like her, too. Have my first appointment scheduled for July 26.
post #32 of 47
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Ravin, congrats on finding someone for your homebirth. That's great.

I'm so tired and gross feeling right now. I feel like I want to stick my finger down my throat to feel better, which I know I won't....

I so want to go to bed but since DH is 100% useless at bedtimes I have to get the boys bathed and ready. Then I'll start the nursing fight with my toothy toddler who will try to slap me if I unlatch him. uggggggggggggggggg
post #33 of 47
wow my boobs are so sore I couldn't even imagine trying to nurse right now. Do they not get so sore if you are already lactating or something? I can't see how else that would work!
post #34 of 47
Mine don't hurt at all. With my last pregnancy I kept getting negative pregnancy tests but my breasts were killing me so I knew I was pregnant. I'm still nursing so maybe that is it?
post #35 of 47
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wow my boobs are so sore I couldn't even imagine trying to nurse right now. Do they not get so sore if you are already lactating or something? I can't see how else that would work!
My nipples have been sore since ovulation, but now it's downright painful. either i have no milk or just more hormones but my whole boob hurts when he nurses. and he'll be nursing and I keep picturing my breast as an empty juice box and I cringe....

my son only took one failed swipe at me when I unlatched him earlier.
he's about to be 2, so pretty much every interaction spawns a tantrum.
post #36 of 47
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DS is a little mixed up - we're getting a new daycare child next week, and he's pretty sure that she's the new baby.


My breasts feel normal. If I didn't feel so tired and sick every night, I"d be concerned.
post #37 of 47
My breasts were fine at first but now its driving me NUTS to nurse. If it wasn't that it gives my baby girl (am I allowed to call her that, shes 18 months old, so in my eyes still very much a baby) such comfort Id consider weaning her.

Im soo happy, DH was suppose to be gone for 6 weeks but it looks like he might be back next week instead of the middle of July!! Im so happy, I miss my hubby so much and i want him home. I know I shouldn't complain cause so many women have it so much worse than I do but honestly I miss my hubby!

Oh and I officially love my SIL, I always know I did but I def know now. Shes getting married (Im so happy for her!) but shes told her fiancee he has to wait until at least April cause she knows I wouldn't want to fly pregnant with two children and she wants us there. She confided to me she knows how uncomfortable I am pregnant and wants me to enjoy her wedding. Don't I have an awesome SIL?
post #38 of 47
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Oh and I officially love my SIL, I always know I did but I def know now. Shes getting married (Im so happy for her!) but shes told her fiancee he has to wait until at least April cause she knows I wouldn't want to fly pregnant with two children and she wants us there. She confided to me she knows how uncomfortable I am pregnant and wants me to enjoy her wedding. Don't I have an awesome SIL?
Aww, she does sound great! How sweet
post #39 of 47
boob - tekkingirl and others - yes my boobs are sore! i am not nursing, since this is my first, but I am wearing sports bras and tank-top-bras most of the time. And I think they have grown. Maybe I'll stop by Target or some other not expensive place soon to tie me over, I'm sure they'll keep growing.

Telling people - We have only told a few people. I am 9 weeks now - next week we go in for our 2nd apt and hope to hear the heartbeat. We are then going to tell our parents and siblings - just the fact that miscarriage risk is higher earlier on is making us feel like we should wait a bit. I am so looking forward to asking my mom all sorts of questions though, even though for her it was 30 years ago! It is aslo tough not to tell other people - maybe we'll wait for results from that 1st trimester blood screen (I am not high risk for anything, but still....). Also, I am lucky, I have been only mildy funny-tummy feeling and tired, so I don't have to deal with hiding real morning sickness. I feel for all of you who do/are!

SAHM - yeah, i never thought this is what I would want to do. But as I have watched my friends have kids in the past couple years I am so excited and it feels so good to finally really be on the way. It also feels like such a conflict to all the "you can do anything" and "girls are just as good at science" and "you make your own career to" messages that I've gotten growing up in New England. It will all work out : )

Happy week everyone!
post #40 of 47
Im happy today, it looks like my DH might be coming home next Friday, which cuts his trip in half! Im feeling horrible so it Im praying it happens instead of it being extended. The girls are being a handful so I could really use his help.

What are you all doing for 4th of July? Im not planning on doing anything other than go to church for the first hour and come home. Ill probably keep the girls inside most of the day because DD1 seeing other children with their dads is going to make her have a complete tantrum. Shes 3 1/2 but she can have doozes when she wants to. She misses her Daddy and isn't happy hes gone (up to the day before hand we didn't know if he was leaving or not they kept on going back and forth).

Anyone elses's house a complete disaster? I can't seem to get anything accomplished and when I do I turn around for a minute and the girls have destroyed it.
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