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It's a new month! (almost) Only a week until dd starts school....I can't believe the summer is almost gone, but I'm glad it's cooling down. I love the fall - the changing colours, the nip in the air, bringing out warmer sweaters...love it!
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Time... is... slowing... down... now... lol


I posted something interesting in last week's thread... lol. Or at least I found it interesting. Go read it??


I wake up in the morning and I've got a pain on my right side, I think the weight and pressure of the baby is squishing my liver or something. It goes away when I get up and move around and it's not terribly painful, just uncomfortable. I think my organs have been displaced too many times and are retaliating against me now.
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THANK GOODNESS September is (almost) here. SO. OVER. THE. SUMMER.
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My DS starts in head start next week, and then within a few weeks we'll be starting his IBI (autism therapy) at home for 20 hours a week. This is our last week with him home full time, and I find it is making me rather sad. I worked full time until August 4th, and am still getting used to being a SAHM. What am I going to do with him gone four mornings every week?
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THANK GOODNESS September is (almost) here. SO. OVER. THE. SUMMER.
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THANK GOODNESS September is (almost) here. SO. OVER. THE. SUMMER.
Amen!!! I hate the heat anyway, but it's a thousand times worse when pregnant. I can't wait for fall. It's my favorite season. The pumpkins, apples, leaves falling, warm woolies, fire pits, cool weather, just everything. Everything about fall. Except maybe the fact that I'm not ready for baby to be here yet.
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Ultrasound today in a couple hours! Yikes! I'm sort of nervous about it. I don't want them to tell me my kid has a tail or something crazy!

Lucy is going to daycare for the first time today. I forgot that I couldn't bring her to my appointment that's been scheduled for over 2 months now. OIY! So I have to take her to a drop off daycare. I'm nervous about it but I've heard mostly good reviews. I was molested in a daycare setting and by a Nanny... oh and by 2 other people... Yeah I was a popular kid. Anyways that causes me to be a bit nervous about leaving her with strangers, but then I have to remind myself that I wasn't exactly molested by strangers so she should be fine! ha! Ok that's not really funny, but after all these years sometimes I just have to laugh at how pathetic some people are.

I think she will have a fun time. I've only heard one bad review about the place and it wasn't too bad of a review. Everything else I've heard has been groovy and they do background checks and finger prints.

On a funny note... I told Lucy she was going to go play with some kids and she names off all her regular playdate buddies... Then I told her these were new kids and she laughed and said... "Oh."

Well I just asked her if she is ready to go and I got "YAY!" and now I'm being pulled on... SO time to scram...
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Good luck! about your history. We had a good drop in care experience a few years ago. I hope hers is, too.
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Today is DH's first day back to work. Surprisingly, the morning routine went fine, and DS didn't get upset at Daddy leaving for the day. Of course, his favorite babysitter was coming over this morning, so he was excited about that! I expect lots of "When is Daddy home??" later today.

I have a mw appt tomorow, and I'm starting to be anxious about my blood pressure. I'm 28 weeks this week, and it was about this time that my BP started to go up with DS's pregnancy. I'm SO worried I'll have the same issue I went back and looked at my old diary - BP was 130/90 @ 25 weeks, 131/97 @ 31 weeks with DS. Last appt (24 weeks) this pg, BP was 106/72, so hopefully all my worry will be over nothing. I don't like how anxious I've gotten about it. It may be time to start meditating (again).

It's chilly and drizzly here today - feels like late September, not late August! We're supposed to be 80's again by the end of the week, but I'm kind of liking this taste of fall. It's spurring me on to get my sweater done, too! (This is not me or my sweater, but the sample photo for the pattern I'm using.)
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Lucy did great at the daycare. My ultrasound went fine. Baby is still a definite boy! Woot! He still has some excess fluid in his kidney's so the doctor said he will need an ultrasound of his kidney's when he is 2 days old. Everything else looks great... other than he is breech right now. Little snot! But I'm assuming he has plenty of time to turn. Although I should check and see what the policy is on breech babies at my next midwife appointment. Just in case.
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It's chilly and drizzly here today - feels like late September, not late August! We're supposed to be 80's again by the end of the week, but I'm kind of liking this taste of fall. It's spurring me on to get my sweater done, too! (This is not me or my sweater, but the sample photo for the pattern I'm using.)
cute sweater!! ohhh how I wish it was chilly and drizzly here... it is 97 and sunny. yuck. I took DS out to play this morning at 9:00 and it was already hot! But it is supposed to cool down by the weekend and only be in the 80's next week.. hope the weather guessers are right about that one!
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hi ladies, I am pretty new to MDC. Glad to be here!
Due with #2 Nov 7(but I think this little girl may be early like her big bro, he's 2.5 now.)
I must confess, I really hope she's here in time for us all to go trick-or-treating. I always wanted to dress up a newborn in one of those pea-pod costumes...

Karen1968-good luck with that BP-your last BP was good! I actually have such LOW blood pressure usually that being pregnant brings it into the normal range! Hey, at least I'm not getting dizzy as often!
Lucy&Jude'sMama-yep, that boy has plenty of time to turn! Good luck!

And amen to summer being almost over-but I have always found here in SoCal september is usually still pretty bad. I am so not built for the heat.

DS keeps cracking me up-one of his favorite songs is "Get Rhythm" by Johnny Cash, and today he keeps singing "If you get the blues, come on, get rid of 'em".
post #13 of 186
whew! a new week already... i'm pretty bad at keeping up with these chats -- i read them, but get far behind and can never seem to address everything i want to...i know i'm not the only one, though (right?)

we have our 3D u/s tomorrow. very excited about it -- all the kids are coming. it's mainly for fun (to get a look at her face), but also to confirm that she is, in fact, a GIRL, since she had her legs crossed and was breech last time we checked. grrr. that makes planning (read: sewing, knitting, AND shopping) difficult, and since she is our "bonus baby", we got rid of all the baby stuff as our 2yo outgrew it...and all of the girly stuff has been gone since we knew that HE was a boy, so, 3 years now. hrmph.

i am thankful that the heat is starting to taper off around here. it has been a long hot summer and i swear i have self-imposed Seasonal Affective Disorder from hiding out in a cool, dark house for months! so silly that most people with SAD get it in the winter... but no, i have to go deprive myself of sunlight at the brightest time of year because it's just too dang hot to go outside. nice to be able to shoo the children out now, though. and it will only be getting cooler! hallelujah!

i'm freaking out about halloween now, because i just don't know how we are going to swing costumes this year. i usually buy them each one, either from the local children's consignment shop, or the costume store when they're on sale. that can cost a total of $40-$80 for all 4 of them... we just don't have that kind of disposable $$$ this year, and although i have fabric and a sewing machine, the thought of making all their costumes is overwhelming. i would need to keep them super simple, but unfortunately they are not "super simple" kids. and i would also need the time/energy to sew them...neither of those things is in huge supply right now (esp if you could see my house! i should be cleaning!!). i mentioned nonchalantly that we might need to wear costumes that we already have this year, and was met with a big uproar of protest about that. uuugh.

so i thought we would have some extra money after september's housing allowance came in, but then i realized that the car insurance is due, and so we are basically never going to see any extra money this month -- it will all be going straight to bills, and then some. i think we will even have to buy gasoline on the credit card! ACK! this sucks. we haven't been this broke...ever (as a couple, at least). i guess the fall semester's financial aid check should be coming soon, but i have no idea how much that will be for, or when it's coming. i guess i need to just sit back and trust that everything will work out, like it always does. *sigh*

i have been having lots of belly aches, too, from baby getting scrunched up in weird positions, i guess. and my belly feels so HEAVY when i lay down. but she WAS head-down at my appt last week, and seems to be still -- lots of rib kicks - finally! that's good i suppose! and i didn't even notice her flip...

hubby and i had to switch sides in the bed again. i'm having too hard a time getting out of bed recently! i was on the inside, next to the side-car crib, where our 2yo is supposed to sleep (he usually ends up in our bed though). it was becoming an aerobic workout, trying to get out of bed to pee 2-3x/night. i need my 2yo to start getting used to daddy being next to him, instead of me, because i'll have to be on the outside with the new baby anyway (with the side rail put back on). i am nervous about having my gigantic (~35lb) almost-3-year-old rolling around our bed with a tiny newborn in there too, but i don't want to force him out of our bed/room before he's ready (which he is obviously not).

okay, there's my diarrhea of the mouth (fingers? ) for today (and maybe the whole week).
post #14 of 186
I'm so looking forward to Sunday, when I can say I'm 30 weeks! 75% done with this pregnancy!!!

I got my lab results back yesterday, and sure enough, my H/H is on the low side. So I'm making a renewed effort to take my prenatals every day and eat more iron-rich foods. Unfortunately, my nausea and vomiting has been worse than usual lately, so that's not as easy as it sounds.

We've been having our upstairs bathroom remodeled, so we've been without a toilet or shower up there for the last month or so (we've been able to use it for baths). Our countertop is finally ready, so we're going to get it installed this week, along with the toilet and shower curtain, and DH is going to paint. I'm so excited! Honestly, it's my favorite bathroom to be sick in, because I can sit on the side of the tub and lean into the toilet. Trying to stand or squat into the toilet makes an already bad situation worse!

We've had a heat resurgence this week -- it's been in the 90's. I miss the cooler temps because we've been having to run the a/c again, and I'd rather just have the windows open in the house!

Baby keeps flipping all over the place, so I'm completely clueless as to what position she's in. I had the most terrible dream last night that I had my baby and never got to see her, and was back at work already and found out that she was in the NICU. I was so busy, and was trying to find the time so I could go visit her. When I finally did, I was trying to nurse her and she wouldn't nurse. I had milk leaking everywhere, and was crying. I think someone's post about not being happy about having to give birth in the hospital coupled with my fears about my scary-fast labors got into my subconscious. I don't want to go into labor at work because the hospital where I work is very high-risk, and I might not get to do a water birth there. The hospital where I'm delivering is more like a birth center.

I've been having a hard time keeping up with everyone's news lately. We've been really busy around here. Hope everybody's doing well.
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Lucy did great at the daycare. My ultrasound went fine. Baby is still a definite boy! Woot! He still has some excess fluid in his kidney's so the doctor said he will need an ultrasound of his kidney's when he is 2 days old. Everything else looks great... other than he is breech right now. Little snot! But I'm assuming he has plenty of time to turn. Although I should check and see what the policy is on breech babies at my next midwife appointment. Just in case.
Good job Lucy! And glad that the ultrasound went well.

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Today is DH's first day back to work. Surprisingly, the morning routine went fine, and DS didn't get upset at Daddy leaving for the day. Of course, his favorite babysitter was coming over this morning, so he was excited about that! I expect lots of "When is Daddy home??" later today.

I have a mw appt tomorow, and I'm starting to be anxious about my blood pressure. I'm 28 weeks this week, and it was about this time that my BP started to go up with DS's pregnancy. I'm SO worried I'll have the same issue I went back and looked at my old diary - BP was 130/90 @ 25 weeks, 131/97 @ 31 weeks with DS. Last appt (24 weeks) this pg, BP was 106/72, so hopefully all my worry will be over nothing. I don't like how anxious I've gotten about it. It may be time to start meditating (again).

It's chilly and drizzly here today - feels like late September, not late August! We're supposed to be 80's again by the end of the week, but I'm kind of liking this taste of fall. It's spurring me on to get my sweater done, too! (This is not me or my sweater, but the sample photo for the pattern I'm using.)
I LOVE the sweater. Makes me crave fall even more!
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Today is my husband's only day off, and so we went and had fun. We went to my favourite store - a local soapworks - and I got some of the most incredible salt soak. It's scented with bergamot, lavender, and lime EOs, and I gave my feet a good rubbing and am currently sitting here soaking them. Hubby is going to paint my toenails after this, since I can't reach.

He also got me a lovely new mortar and pestle that was on clearance there. My old one is tiny and it's difficult to use for the quantities I want to make, so he got me a new hand-cut rose quartz one (it was on super cheap.) My old one is now my spice mortar. I'm *so* excited to make some baby bum salve once the rosehips are ready (probably mid/late Oct this year).

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Today is DH's first day back to work. Surprisingly, the morning routine went fine, and DS didn't get upset at Daddy leaving for the day. Of course, his favorite babysitter was coming over this morning, so he was excited about that! I expect lots of "When is Daddy home??" later today.
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Hope your BP is good at your appointment tomorrow. I've been concerned that mine is going to spike again this time, so hopefully we'll both have good numbers tomorrow!

What are you knitting that sweater with? That'd be incredibly nice in some handspun merino (I happen to have some right now, so it's the only yarn I want to deal with, lol.) I don't have the patience to make sweaters for myself, but have been making longies and soakers.

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Lucy did great at the daycare. My ultrasound went fine. Baby is still a definite boy! Woot! He still has some excess fluid in his kidney's so the doctor said he will need an ultrasound of his kidney's when he is 2 days old. Everything else looks great... other than he is breech right now. Little snot! But I'm assuming he has plenty of time to turn. Although I should check and see what the policy is on breech babies at my next midwife appointment. Just in case.
I've heard of that kidney thing before, and everyone I've talked to who has seen it has had it resolve within the first week after birth. Congrats on the assurance that you're having a boy, it's always nice to have additional confirmation. My LO is breech as well - thanks for reminding me to ask about their approach to breech births, lol. That's going on my list for tomorrow.

Glad to hear that Lucy did well at daycare!

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whew! a new week already... i'm pretty bad at keeping up with these chats -- i read them, but get far behind and can never seem to address everything i want to...i know i'm not the only one, though (right?)
Hope the money thing works out. We've been there far too many times and it sucks.

We recently rearranged our bedroom for the express purpose of making it easier for me to get up to go to the washroom at night, hah. I was having to make my husband move constantly and it was no fun.
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Demeter - I tried your math and my due date goes from November 17th to the exact day I've been predicting all along, November 23rd! I feel sure I'm not carrying a Scorpio and have had dreams that baby is 6-7 days "late" so I'm totally going by your math from now on!

Today was my last day of work! I love love loved my job but it was seasonal and so technically I was laid off. I have to admit... I'm really happy to be done!
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Demeter - I tried your math and my due date goes from November 17th to the exact day I've been predicting all along, November 23rd! I feel sure I'm not carrying a Scorpio and have had dreams that baby is 6-7 days "late" so I'm totally going by your math from now on!

Today was my last day of work! I love love loved my job but it was seasonal and so technically I was laid off. I have to admit... I'm really happy to be done!

Awesome on both counts!! I think 'my' math (lol) is far more accurate for me... it explains why I'm always 'late' especially considering LATE is when I'm actually due, not really late, lol. I'm curious to see what progresses this time around.
post #19 of 186
Karen-I hope your bp does fine! Try to relax about it so it doesn't drive it up.

I'm glad Lucy did great at the drop-in!

There's more to say, but my brain just died. I must say that Martha Stewart's Applesauce muffins (with less sugar than called for!) are super awesome. Yum, yum, yum...
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I'm super excited about my sweater, so thanks for all the kind words I'm making it out of Cascade 220 in the Shire colorway - a heathered green. I bought it at discount from the shop where I work, so it will end up being cheap. I thought a wrap sweater would be the way to go - it should keep my belly warm (which my other sweaters won't) before birth, and be good for breastfeeding after.

We've been having luck getting DS to nap the past few days, and I thought today would be easy, between getting tuckered out from the babysitter and the weather. Instead, nap time was awful. He wouldn't hold still, and at one point, when I had my back to him and was under the covers, he decided to jump over me and LANDED ON MY BELLY! I yelled "Ouchie!" and then "f*ck" under my breath. I got DS out of the bedroom (turned on the TV :eyeroll ), lay back down and asked baby to move so I'd know she was OK. She moved right away, for which I am grateful. But I'm still a little peeved at DS about it. I know he didn't mean to land on me or the baby, but geez, kid, I've been telling you for WEEKS to be careful of the baby!!

DS did not nap today and is being a total pill. DH just took him for a ride in the car. I predict and earlier-than-usual bedtime tonight. Dare I hope he sleeps past 6am??
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