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post #81 of 97
Well it finally happened last night, I tripped and fell down the stairs. I woke up at 3 am to the sound of the TV on and dso passed out on the sofa (not an uncommon thing, he was on call last night) So in my sleepie haze I slid down the last few steps, jammed my big toe (it still hurts ) and landed.... in the giant pile of laundry at the bottom. It was a nice soft landing, score one for messy houses.

So today my toe is all swollen and sore, but at least I can still walk on it.

Queenie, BP is always higher at the beginning of my appointment. My MWs were taking it almost as soon as I sat down. Then I had my appointment with my backup doc and spent 2 1/2 hours in the waiting room before going back. My blood pressure was significantly lower than it had been at any of my MW appointments. I mentioned it the next time I saw her and she took it at the end instead and it was nice and low.
post #82 of 97
oops....
post #83 of 97
you guys ROCK.


i miss being able to chat each day, but whenever i need a pick-me-up i come to this board and it ALWAYS makes me feel better. i was concerned with my weight gain...got the ol' eyebrow raise from the midwife...31 pounds at 27 weeks. but i FEEL good, so who cares!

we've been sanding and spackling and caulking up a storm at the new house...this weekend is our big painting party! even though the baby will sleep with us, my favorite room is the nursery...it's almost my new obsession.

anyone else been fantasizing about the birth itself? how it will go? is that unhealthy...i mean, of COURSE it's not going to go exactly as we think it will...

hope you all are feeling as rosy and round as i am today! my emotions can totally bi-polarize at the drop of a hat, so i'm MILKING this feeling for all it's worth!

and ceili, you BE CAREFUL, darling!


~laura
post #84 of 97
Queenie - They don't really need your medicaid card at the dentist, they can call the office and verify that you are covered. I think they make arbitrary rules like that just so they can turn people away, since they know someone will forget. They don't have rules like that for people with private insurance.

You know what really bothers me are places that are always out of the kind of food I want! I went into this coffeeshop to get a yogurt smoothie and they were out of yogurt. OK, but they were right near a grocery store, they could have gone over and got some! I went back a few days later and they were still out.

Also, there was this Mexican restaurant and one day they were out of BEEF! How in the world can they let that happen? And again, why not send someone out to go get some? My dh used to work there back in his college days and one day he let them run out of rice.
post #85 of 97
Laura,
I fantasize about the birth all the time. I did the same with dd and it turned out the way I'd always imagined it, but much faster! Last night I had a very vivid birth dream. I dreamed that I thought I was in labor, but wasn't sure so I checked my cervix. I estimated it to be about 3cm. So I decided to go on in to the hospital. When I arrived, I was 6cm and I asked to get in the tub. I got in the tub and shortly after my ds was born. I didn't even have to push, he just came right out! He was an ugly little thing though! Of course I thought he was cute, but really, he was ugly! I think if I make it to the hospital in time I will definately try to have a water birth. With dd, she was starting to crown when we got there. There wasn't even time to fill the tub up!
post #86 of 97
I think it is fine to fantasize about the birth. I know it isn't going to be exactly the same, like when you fantasize about a vacation or something and know it won't be exactly like that, but I think it does help you know what you are looking for in the experience, yk? And visualizations are strong medicine. I really believe that your mind influences your body, so focusing on certain things can produce results. My birth fantasies tend to be vague, like a lot of my thoughts LOL, but with certain moments clear and precise. Very similar to my birth experience with Tain-most of it is a haze, but I remember the grain of the wood on a piece of furniture I was looking at when I was pushing, I remember the exact feeling of my best friend slipping her hand in mine when she arrived, I remember the color of the sunlight coming through the window as I looked at my sleeping newborn beside me in the bed. But I can't remember what his first outfit was! It's odd. This birth, I would love to give birth during a rainstorm. Last June we had hot mornings and by 2 pm or so we had rainstorms that cleared up in the evening. Whenever I imagine this birth, I see it during the day. I don't know why. It'd be nice, though, Tain was born in the middle of the night.

Rowan has turned, I think. He sure was doing a lot of weird stuff in there yesterday and I am pretty sure I felt feet at the top instead of the bottom. Honestly, I know I shouldn't worry about it and if he was doing lots of somersaults I wouldn't, but he was starting to settle into one position and that one was breech so I am glad to feel feet near my ribs.
post #87 of 97
I have been kind of fantisizing about the birth because this week in our Bradley class our homework is to write our birthplan.

DH and I have been talking about our preferences, but when I sat to type it up this morning I got SO emotional. I can't believe how fast this pregnancy has gone and that we are weeks away from meeting our little one.

I had a mw apt. this morning so I brought my birth plan and asked her to read it. She smiled as she read it and said it all "looked good" and much of what we requested is her standard care.

Felt great to talk about it with her. Next week we go to tour the hospital. (I remember my first visit when she told us about the 30 week apt - hospital tour - and it seemed SOOOO far away...now here we are!! )

Oh and I passed my GD screening. Yay!

~Erin
post #88 of 97
Hey!!!

<----- Where did THAT come from. I wonder.
post #89 of 97

Aaaaaagh

What a day. My two foster pups are sweethearts, but FOUR DOGS IS RIDICULOUS. I am lining up weekend visits with potential families - hopefully I'll start next week with my household back down to 7 mammals and one fetus.

And my ribs hurt. I'm growing again. Ouch.

Greaseball, I got your package and the Mimi dress is way cute. I am wearing it out to dinner with dh tonight - I told him that if he didn't get me away from all these dogs for a few hours, I was going to make chili con canine.
post #90 of 97
Smithie, I feel your pain! In more ways than one! My two dogs have been driving me nuts. Bad weather has prevented our fence from being put up. My dogs really, really need a fenced yard to run and play in. Taking them on walks in the yard 6-8 times/day is taking its toll on me! My ribs have been hurting for days now. No matter how I position myself, they hurt! Hopefully the permanent families for the dogs will work out! Just to let you know, I DO love my dogs more than anything and they are wonderful. It just gets hard sometimes. I'm sure you feel the same way about yours.
post #91 of 97
I broke down and bought shirts at oldnavy and gap. I don't know what my problem is. I hate spending money on clothes, especially specialty clothing like maternity that I know I am only going to wear for 3 more months. But I had no s/s shirts. Literally none. I had 2, but I outgrew them a while ago. So in my closet right now are 3 thick knit l/s shirts, 2 l/s that are for nice occasions (red velvet and some sort of rayon or something), and 2 tanks, plus 2 gap l/s shirts that are super comfy and fairly long, but not maternity and I have to admit to myself that I have outgrown them. So I do need new clothes, but it still has taken me 2 weeks to actually buy anything. I surfed around the TP and ebay, but I am so picky, plus there are always at least 2 items in an ebay lot I don't want/need. Plus by the time you enter shipping costs, etc, I am paying close to what I paid new for the sale shirts I got. Anyway, it's stupid. Sometimes I irritate myself.
post #92 of 97
Glad the dress worked out, Smithie! I was disappointed that it didn't fit me longer. For the rest of the time I'm just going to buy long skirts in a size L or XL that I can wear under the belly, and then maybe a few more Old Navy tank tops and just let a little belly stick out. I've spent most of today hemming one of the skirts - it was a broomstick skirt about 8 inches too long, and those skirts are really full!

I've felt really run down today. I think the baby had another growth spurt (measuring 3 weeks ahead today) so I have to adjust to new ways of standing and walking. Ugh! I'm not sure of the position, but I think it's head down. I feel this hard lump at either side of my belly, which I guess could be its back.
post #93 of 97

I felt hicups!

First time I've ever felt them. Last night DH couldn't sleep so we were up snuggling/chatting at 3 a.m. Finally he fell asleep and then as soon as he did I started feeling...ba-dum....ba-dum....ba-dum.

It was the neatest feeling...very tickly. I SO wanted to wake DH up to feel it but he had just fallen to sleep after hours of tossing and turning so I just enjoyed it myself. Later he woke up and she was still hicuping so he did get to feel it! Very cool.

Julie ~ I just had to go buy short sleeve shirts too. I went to Target. I wasn't overly impressed with their selection but the tops were reasonably priced and they have a bit of stretch to them, which I like (the all cotton seem to get stretched out and lose their shape very fast).

I'm with you though...I usually spend VERY little money on clothing...but lately it's been at least once a month that I've had to buy "a few things." I've outgrown a lot of the maternity clothes I started wearing around 4 months. Thank goodness big, comfy dress weather is coming SOOON!

~Erin
post #94 of 97
Hey - Did you guys see the new due dates subforum??

I posted in it just to see if it was up and running.

~Erin
post #95 of 97
Good timing with it, too since this is our last day on this thread and it sure is long!

I loved shopping at Target for maternity during my last pregnancy, but now they have that contract with Liz Lange. Her stuff doesn't fit me right, looks terrible on me and I hate all the synthetic fabric. Plus they price her stuff high enough that it isn't that much of a bargain. I surfed around last night and the cheapest shirts at Target online were more expensive than my selective sale shopping at gap and old navy, plus the quality is better at gap and old navy, IMO. The 2 s/s shirts I had before were In Due Time, the target house brand, and they are way too short now, though they were really nice in early pregnancy-I didn't feel like I was wearing a sack.

I also got some new panties-finally! My last pregnancy I liked all the over the belly stuff, but it is really bugging me this pregnancy. My problem is I am short waisted so regular fit panties, even the under belly variety, are too long in the crotch so I have wedgies all day. Not fun. I went with Victoria's secret low rise bikinis in a size larger than I usually wear and they are perfect. I love VS undies, never get wedgies. It's a beautiful thing. Plus they are having a sale, 5 for $20, so they are comparable in price to maternity panties.

Got my hug-a-bub last night. So excited! Of course ds refused to get in it so I haven't yet tried it out. Don't know if I will before baby gets here, the belly kind of screws with things. :

So I sold a stroller to a mama here. Well, I wanted to sell it, but I ended up trading for most of the cost and getting paypal for shipping. But with secure packing I had to buy and the extra weight of the box, the shipping costs went over the amount she gave me by about $9. The original deal was that I would have $6 in cash at the end. She needed it so badly and really didn't have much to spend that I feel like I can't really say anything, but that whole transaction just sucked. My humanitarianism gets the better of me sometimes. I traded for stuff I don't really need, it's just she needed it so badly and I wasn't going to use it and I CAN use the stuff she's sending, I just don't NEED it. I also ate it on some shipping charges for stuff I sold on e-bay. I have a postage scale and I weighed the stuff with the packaging and somehow the e-bay calculator gave me a lower price than the UPS store. I am pretty irritated. It wasn't as bad as the stroller, a dollar here and there, but my prices were already really low and I only charge a $2 handling fee per order plus actually shipping, not a flat rate, so if the shipping is more, that $2 doesn't go very far. Dh said this has been a learning experience. No kidding.

Oh, I saw some blue canoe bras on the TP (not my size) but I like the way they looked so I ended up at the site last night. All cotton bras with no underwire in sizes larger than C! I have been looking for something like that forever! I know they make nursing bras w/o underwires in large cup sizes, but nursing bras look so much like, well, nursing bras. And the ones that aren't that bad, like Bravado, aren't very supportive for me. So I ordered 2 different styles and I am going to try them out. They were less than $30 each. I was surprised. That is less than my Medela nursing bras or the VS bras I am wearing now (I wore these all through my last pg, they don't make the style anymore, and they are so gross looking I don't really want to put them next to my body. Ew).

We got our bed yesterday. First of all, I'd like to say that after sleeping on a broken down mattress on the floor, sleeping on a new mattress and box spring (w/o bed frame) is really weird. I was so high up! And had this really weird sense of vertigo like the side of the bed was sloping down b/c I am so used to it sloping up. And the space...though ds did fall off the edge last night. Not enough to cry or anything, but then I was paranoid all night so I think we are going to have to build a platform for his mattress. MIL seemed to think that having his mattress much lower than ours was a good thing. She has never really approved of cosleeping, especially as he has gotten older and we don't show signs of removing him from our bed. I told her that the baby falling off the bed was not my idea of transitioning him to his own. It was a lighthearted conversation and I actually didn't get mad, but it was a little sad that she didn't get it.

Anyway, this is super long and ds is getting irritated with me, so I'll go. Happy Saturday!
post #96 of 97

clothes

Julie, I wear the VS panties too - only I'm wearing TWO sizes larger than normal and I may go up another size before this is all over. I like the low-rise V-strings - no panty lines to show through the crappy fake fabric of my maternity pants.

The dresses I ordered off Ebay came yesterday - now I'm just waiting for pants and a sweater set off TP, then I should be set for the duration (knock on wood). The Ebay dresses have veeeeery thin straps, though, so I'm not sure what to wear under them. My comfy Decent Exposures bras have straps that my grandma would consider frumpy. Maybe I'll wind up getting another couple of cardigans to cover the bra-strap area.

Changing my bedding and vacumming the bedroom gave me some relief from the House of Many Allergans, but now I'm sneezing my head off again. I can't wait until I can go back on Flonase.
post #97 of 97
Cool. Some people started posting in the new forum so...let's slide on over to our new thread in the due date sub-forum...it's a day early but we might as well.

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