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post #21 of 42
i am also already tired of BHs! i know (i know) that i need to drink more, but somehow i am having trouble doing it. i usually drink a ton of water everyday, but somehow is is just unappealing to me right now.
and then, today.... i drank some coffee. i haven't had coffee in soo long and it was such a cool and foggy fall morning- just calling for coffee.
but, at least i have a little energy.

i too am sill pretty tired. by mid-afternoon i feel done for the day, but i also feel like i haven't made up what should be a whole morning. it is hard to be surrounded by all of these old school german farm women. they are just incredible! they work from morning till night keeping everything tip top around their farms and i, just a little renter, have trouble keeping the kitchen clean.

i was going to add more, but i just saw the time....
post #22 of 42
Had another m/w appt today & we took the kids with us this time. They were happy to hear the hb, ds got to help with the doppler & dd asked at the end "Is the baby ok mum?" She knew we were there to check on Marvin and make sure he/she is healthy so they were both happy to be part of it. Fortunately I didn't have any questions or issues to bring up because we weren't in there long but the kids started to get kind of rowdy at the end Fortunately as well my m/w is AWESOME and so great with kids I get to make my next u/s appt, probably will be in 2 wks or so, can't wait to see if we can find out the sex, though I'm nervous, I want a boy EEEEEK!
post #23 of 42
My u/s went well today. I couldn't see what the baby was so I didn't feel bad looking at the screen. This is probably the last time I can look without having to remind Sally not to go over the "parts." Cervix looks perfect and long. Stitches look fine. Baby looks great and is measuring perfectly on date at 6oz. The heartrate was 146.
post #24 of 42
So I am officially 4 months......wow!!!!!!!! Time is flying by!
I am feeling GREAT for someone preggo w twins! Nurse came today, hbs are 141/152 and babes and mommy are doing well. I am up from 141 to 175 pounds now! And ppl are telling me they can hardly tell I have gained that much.How sweet. LOL Its all bump though, no fat anywhere else. Except for 10 pounds of boobies.
Thursday I hope to find out genders!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited for Thursday!!!!!!!!

On the down side, my dad and his gf of 7 years broke up. IDK what the heck happened there. I went to see her today because I love her so much and she just sobbed on me for 2 hours. UGH. She is quilting a beautiful quilt for the twins too.I hope they get back together.

Can I just say my DH is fabulous and I love him so much. He rubs my feet for longer than 2 seconds, crys rivers with me when we watch movies like The Cure, and lets me eat all the strawberry sundae without hoarding a bite.
HE is the best husband ever ever ever ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And he works so hard too. HE is working 2 jobs and remodeling the house for me. Hes amazing!
post #25 of 42
Not much chatting going on this week, eh?

I am craving meat like you wouldn't believe. I can't get it out of my head. It is driving me nuts. I haven't eaten read meat in almost 20 years and have NEVER craved it during pregnancy before. Ugh.

I have spent the past two days loading up on protein and fat but I still want it. DH doesn't understand, he told me the very idea was "disgusting". If this keeps up I will be sneaking out of the house and eating it in a dark alley somewhere so no one can witness it.
post #26 of 42
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Not much chatting going on this week, eh?

I am craving meat like you wouldn't believe. I can't get it out of my head. It is driving me nuts. I haven't eaten read meat in almost 20 years and have NEVER craved it during pregnancy before. Ugh.

I have spent the past two days loading up on protein and fat but I still want it. DH doesn't understand, he told me the very idea was "disgusting". If this keeps up I will be sneaking out of the house and eating it in a dark alley somewhere so no one can witness it.
My friend, who has been a vegan for years, craved steak a lot when she was pregnant with her son. She totally caved. It was heaven for her DH who was only vegetarian because she did the cooking. haha.
post #27 of 42
spatulagirl--i feel your pain! i'm usually vegetarian and have been on the steak diet now for a few weeks. all i'm eating now when we cook at home is either steak or rice pasta...i'm hoping it passes soon, but for now i'm not vegetarian
ashley
post #28 of 42
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I am craving meat like you wouldn't believe. I can't get it out of my head. It is driving me nuts. I haven't eaten read meat in almost 20 years and have NEVER craved it during pregnancy before. Ugh.
I was thinking about that too as I was grilling steak for supper tonight. I am, however, not vegetarian I am about to require roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy though, the cool weather is making me crazy for comfort food!
post #29 of 42
I have so much to catch up on here BUT for a start:

1. BH! YES! So glad to hear it's not just me. More agua...I know I know!

2. FOOD! My fav subject right now. Made a pork loin (I didn't eat any) with mashed potatoes and gravy and green beans with bacon. Oh my YUM! I was stuffed but kept eating...nom nom nom. Then tonight fish tacos with cabbage and chipoltle sauce. Again...nom nom nom. I was looking through my Cooking Light recipie book and drooling over soups and guess what?! IT'S FALL!! SOUP TIME! So I will be making soup at least twice a week, a lot of new recipies, and then freezing portions for after babe comes. So so looking forward to this.

I don't have real advice on spacing as ours our pretty far apart. When baby is born we will have an almost eight year old, four year old and then newborn of course.
post #30 of 42
I just made my ultrasound appointment and the first available appointment wasn't until the 5th of October. I know it would probably bum out a lot of people but DH gets home on September 29th (or 30th) so he can be there during the ultrasound! Hes going to be so happy when I tell him, he was really upset about missing it.

I actually haven't had any BH but I didn't have them at all (that I realized) with DD1 and didn't have them until around 38-39 weeks with DD2 so Im not expecting to have them. Maybe Im just really good at staying hydrated.

Luckily most of the cravings have stopped for me. Seem to stop same tiem morning sickness did. Now Im just not really hungry, like ever. Its been a challenge getting myself to eat. This morning I had 2 pieces of french toast, 2 pieces of bacon and half an orange and I was STUFFED. Both my girls out ate me and they are already asking for a snack. I still have that overfull feeling.
post #31 of 42
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Originally Posted by OkiMom View Post
I just made my ultrasound appointment and the first available appointment wasn't until the 5th of October. I know it would probably bum out a lot of people but DH gets home on September 29th (or 30th) so he can be there during the ultrasound! Hes going to be so happy when I tell him, he was really upset about missing it.
post #32 of 42
oh joy okimom! that's wonderful My mid term sonogram won't be until about that time or possibly even mid-October. My MW likes for her clients who do choose them to go on the later side (22ish weeks) so that things are just a little more visible.

My husband unfortunately will not be around for mine he'll be back this Saturday but leaving next Sat after he went over his long term plans for this project I had to fight off a bit of a depression, so I wasn't very chatty (if you don't have anything nice to say...) However, the rain finally stopped, I got of my patoote and enrolled in ten weeks of prenatal yoga, arranged for a babysitter the weeks that I need one, cleaned my house, cast on a baby-sized sweater and feel much better about it all. One. day. at. a. time.

Today I got a job twice a month teaching spinning at a local alpaca ranch/LYS weaving studio!!!! WOOHOO!!! Now I have to figure out how to formally teach others (I'm self taught) eek I'm really excited at the same time though
post #33 of 42
sweeteleanor my kids are the same ages as yours. Pretty close anyways!

I can't wait to look pregnant. I am 19wks now and still look like I did before baby. Mind you I normally look a few months pregnant naturally. I guess that's why everyone says they can't even tell.

Baby has been moving a lot and kicking really low. I get strange sensations from whatever it is that she is doing to me. Then I feel anxious if everything is ok.

My DH is spending the weekend at a lake three hours from here for a bachelor party and I'm a little bummed because my birthday is on Monday. At least he will be back for my birthday.
post #34 of 42
So we have triplets trekkingirl! I like the ages my kids are. Closer would have been good too but I like that I feel like each of these monkeys got a little them time before the next party crasher showed up!

Okimom! My sister, also on Oki, had to wait FOREVER to get her ultrasound. She'll be 22 weeks when she goes in on the 20th. Yikes! She misses her midwives so very much and is scared of Lester. Hello?! I had a baby there, I know how it is. But there is a baby at the end and that's what matters, right? Glad your DH will be back.

My man leaves soon for a deployment. Sucks bad. Le sigh. Le cry. We'll make it through though. We have to!!! LOL!
post #35 of 42
I've decided to put off my ultrasound til closer to 30 weeks to get a more accurate view of the placenta. And because the idea of an ultrasound scares me witless, for absolutely no reason.

To all whose husband's are away. That sounds hard.

I'm in the opposite boat - DH's hours are being cut back as the cold weather sets in so I wish he would go to work!

I'm finding this pregnancy to be very full of aches and pains - BH, Round Ligament pain, random pain.

I love red meat usually, and am completely put off by it this pregnancy. (I'm kinda hoping that means girl - with DS I CRAVED steak big time. Rare steak.)
post #36 of 42
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Originally Posted by spatulagirl View Post
Not much chatting going on this week, eh?

I am craving meat like you wouldn't believe. I can't get it out of my head. It is driving me nuts.

If this keeps up I will be sneaking out of the house and eating it in a dark alley somewhere so no one can witness it.
Me too! I haven't eaten meat in some time but I can't stop thinking about a cornbeef and cabbage meal. Like in my crock pot all day long-smothered in mustard. MMMMM... See there I go
post #37 of 42
actually cornedbeef and cabbage sounds really good. I made that a few weeks ago. Although I like mine with broth like a soup. I think most people ditch the broth?
post #38 of 42
though not a vegetarian, i don't usually eat a lot of meat. but, while pregnant, i have also always craaavvvedd it.
also on the food topic (one of my favorites at the moment,) today our bakery had onion cake for the first time this fall (they only make it on fridays in the fall.) my dh has been on a mission for me- going to all of the bakeries around that are owned by this family and asking when they will make it- trying to build up the idea of demand. lol. but, it worked! my true hearts desire was to have it with pumpkin soup, but that didn't work out today. maybe next friday.....

yes, for the hugs to mama's who's dh's will be away. my dh has to take classes once a month for the weekend and i am feeling sad about that.... i think you are all very brave.
but, i am happy for your good news oki mom!
and, yours too echo- i am happy (and impressed,) that you are finding your way up and over the news so quickly.

my ultra sound is on the 20th. i can't wait to find the sex!! i havn't had any trouble seeing before, so i hope that it will go well this time. we have a boy's name and i have a feeling, but i know that i don't "know." i will be excited either way, but my dh and dd1 are both convinced that i have my heart set on another girl. strange.....maybe they just both really want a boy.

i still need to figure out the birth system here/ find a new provider, but it is hard b/c i still hope that we will buy a house and a lot depends on where it is. at the only certain centrally located hospital, your provider doesn't come for the birth- you just use what ever dr/midwife is on duty. this seems soo bizarre to me. i got a number for a midwife who speaks english really well, and though i know that she can't work for me, i am hoping that she can help me sort things out.

and, speaking of houses- we will look at another on tuesday. i am really excited- from the outside dh and i both really like it. only still wondering how it is on the inside and if we love the location. but, unbelievably, it is in our price range with a little left over for repairs (it was built in the 1700's and i am sure is in some need of updates)

i had a crazy cleaning urge today and the house looks great, but my lower back is really really sore and i had some weird cramping from the lower back down to my rectum. i think i will take it easy tomorrow.
our landlord/lady are out of town and we have full use of the back yard- i think it will be the day to take real advantage of it.....except for a kids flea market in the morning.....

off to see about convincing dh that i need a back rub.
post #39 of 42
Thanks everyone! I (of course) haven't been able to reach DH since making the appointment so he doesnt know yet. From last time I talked to him things just aren't going right with them right now so he has had a bad couple of days.
Sweet- Lester is getting BAD. When I was there last I had a room with vomit all over it, the NICU nurses threatened to tell CPS that I was refusing to feed my baby and have her taken from me if I didn't give her formula, the C-Section rate is at like 25-30 percent. I know like 1 other person from the 20 I know who gave birth over here that had a vaginal birth. She was told they didnt care what she wanted though and she could just shut up when she told them she wanted to hold the baby after she was born. That place really is scary. I really don't want to give birth there again but the thought of giving birth at a Japanese hospital is just as scary. 1) they dont' speak English, 2) they don't believe in exclusive breastfeeding and 3) you have to stay there 5 days and they don't allow rooming in. I wish homebirth was an option

My 21 month old is driving me BATTY. DH left 2 days ago and she hasn't slept in longer than 20 minute stretches since then. She keeps waking up screaming for Daddy and takes forever to go back to sleep. I feel bad for her but its not like this is the first time hes left. Since she was born we have been away from him almost 10 months (between trips Ive taken and trips hes taken) of the 21 months of her life. I would think she would be use to it by now. I really need some sleep.
post #40 of 42
OkiMom- My sister follows the blog, and I think goes to a natual family group on Oki, with a lady who did a hb with a midwife! I think...I'll check....

That being said she is going to Lester so IDK if it's all that easy or possible. I am so sorry about Lester. I got out w/o a CS but JUST barely. It was close but they said that I might need one and so I shoved, I mean SHOVED him out. Motivation squared. Oy.
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