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post #21 of 41
DH got home today so the girls are climbing all over him and terrorizing him. Actually I think my oldest is jumping on him, might want to go stop her from doing that... umm...

My SIL goes for her ultrasound today... I'm not looking forward to the results.. If she has a boy I get to hear "I'm going to be the first in the family to have a boy meaning my child is more important/special/whatever than yours" and ifs a girl I get to hear about how horrible that is and how she doesn't want a girl.. I'm debating not going on facebook chat for the next day or so to avoid at least the initial outbursts.

I'm almost glad we have no where to go for Christmas. I love having Christmas day just the girls, DH and I. Last year we spent Christmas Day at his family's house and their way of doing Christmas was so different than how I grew up (no one watched anyone else open gifts, they got impatient because my girls wanted to play with each present etc) that I'm glad I don't have to do it again. I ended up with a huge fight with DH because of it so I'm glad not to have that stress this year.

Ok, got to go save the hubby before he suffocates under a mound of child.
post #22 of 41
We always do Christmas morning as just us. I think it's important, since one day you may not have all that family to visit, and it helps to already have your own traditions.

Right now we eat with my family, who are in town. If they weren't in town, we would stay home. (And some years I would prefer it... )

DH is still searching for a job, and is applying all over now - Saskatchewan was his latest try. I don't want to move away, but the jobs he's applying for sound fantastic, and would give our family a huge boost.
post #23 of 41
The past two weeks has been crazy and stressful. I had to go visit an OB last week to get my bloodwork and ultrasound done. It was a huge fuss and the bloodwork was finally done and the ultrasound is scheduled for next week. I called them today and they won't release the labwork to me, and while they will release it to my midwife it will take at least 30 days to "process" my request. I'm dreading what kind of hoops I'll have to jump through next week to make sure that the ultrasound report goes to the midwife.

Preschool is aggravating the heck out of me, they seem to be expecting that I have LOTS of freetime to participate in extra activites and help out. If I had that kind of time I'd be homeschooling, I work 40+ hours a week, and right now all of my "vacation" time is being used for appointments.

In other news, I am currently feeling movement, and my belly is growing at an alarming rate. My fundus is well above my belly button already, and while I had planned on none of my maternity clothes fitting in the last month or so of pregnancy I think that time will be coming a lot sooner than expected. Nausea and hearburn has returned, and I have a cold as well...

Ugh, I'm sorry this has more or less turned into a complaining fest. I hope that everyone else is having a better week
post #24 of 41
I have also exploded into a barn. Truly, overnight!

I gained about 40 lbs with the first pregnancy, and it looks like I am back on track for the 1lb/week gain for this one too. Thank god for breastfeeding and bringing my weight back down because I know my weight gain is from my Chipotle addiction, and not, say, from fluids or baby weight. LOL.
post #25 of 41
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I have also exploded into a barn. Truly, overnight!

I gained about 40 lbs with the first pregnancy, and it looks like I am back on track for the 1lb/week gain for this one too. Thank god for breastfeeding and bringing my weight back down because I know my weight gain is from my Chipotle addiction, and not, say, from fluids or baby weight. LOL.
On the bright side, pretty much everyone will be gaining 1lb/week right along with you.

This baby has gotten strong. My hand was resting above my belly and baby was still kicking strong enough to be felt. DH still hasn't felt it, though. He doesn't have a lot of feeling in his hands.
post #26 of 41
i'll join you, lyteree- though i don't work, i feel like my dd's preschool is a lot of extra work (aren't they going in part so that i get a little break??) tonight i am working on making these little wool dwarfs to sell at a festival. i couldn't make it to the craft night, so the teacher gave me very vague instructions and not all of the right materials. the example she gave me is so perfect and walforf-y-- so far, i have made a wizard and mae west. lol. who knows? maybe mine will become collectors items.

and, first dh was sick and then dd2 woke up vomiting in the middle of the night, and somehow i just can't get my energy up! my lack of energy is really bothering me. maybe i should up my brazil nuts- dh read that they are full of iron and he is always mentioning it to me.

belly movement- while dd2 was cuddling on my lap today, i felt this little one inside, who is usually hanging out towards the bottom of my right side, push out towards where dd was laying- on the upper left side. i was really laughing- was it a friendly nudge or a push?? lol.

combining family traditions is tough! it is always nice to hear that we are not alone with this problem.

trekkingirl- cafemom is, apparently, a competing chat site for mothers. i didn't think about it, but i guess that we each see different advertisements. that is what is most often running on top for me- i have such a slow connection that it gives me plenty of time to notice these things....
post #27 of 41
My SIL had her baby last week - a tiny little guy at just under 5 1/2 lbs. It seemed like this pregnancy was flying by but now it seems to have come to a standstill because we're all anxious for this little one to arrive.
post #28 of 41
well IDK but I looked at the top of my screen and it's an amazon ad then it changed to sitter city. I don't ever pay attention to ads. Oh and in the car I only listen to christian radio because it's commercial free. Radio ads will quickly turn my good mood into pure rage. Plus my kids pick up lyrics quickly and in the wrong situation that can be quite embarrassing, KWIM?
post #29 of 41
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I have also exploded into a barn. Truly, overnight!

I gained about 40 lbs with the first pregnancy, and it looks like I am back on track for the 1lb/week gain for this one too. Thank god for breastfeeding and bringing my weight back down because I know my weight gain is from my Chipotle addiction, and not, say, from fluids or baby weight. LOL.
i've had chipotle for the first time this pregnancy...and then another time for good measure! i can see how you become addicted. so yummy, so quick! i don't normally love to cook, but i do love to eat good, healthy food so i've learned enough to get by...but i've got to say this pregnancy, whoever else is cooking, whatever it is...that's great! it all seems to go down easier that way!

as for me and movement, i was just sitting here feeling movement under my hand. i'm still only aware of it when i become still, and of course not all the time that i'm still...but it's such fun to feel the movements getting bigger at this point.

of course every time i mention movement to my husband he says, "oh my god, now i'm not going to be able to sleep." you'd think this being his third child he'd be more relaxed! but somehow i'm more relaxed and it's my first! anyways, it's very cute. and all so much fun.

ashley
post #30 of 41
It suddenly occured to me that I've never done the newborn at home thing before. I'm starting to wonder if it'll be much different. I am guessing just more tiring, since I'll be home with the baby from the get-go and have 2 small kids at home. But I've never done cord care, first bath, meconium diapers... I've never nursed right after birth. Strange. It makes me a little anxious. And this baby is going to look like a total giant.
post #31 of 41
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It suddenly occured to me that I've never done the newborn at home thing before. I'm starting to wonder if it'll be much different. I am guessing just more tiring, since I'll be home with the baby from the get-go and have 2 small kids at home. But I've never done cord care, first bath, meconium diapers... I've never nursed right after birth. Strange. It makes me a little anxious. And this baby is going to look like a total giant.
mrs music that's really exciting! I bet it will be a healing eperience for you.
post #32 of 41
It is exciting.

So I was a little concerned because I'd gained quite a bit of weight so far (even though it still keeps me well within the normal range) and I guess I can stop feeling fat. It's because my fundus is measuring a few fingers ABOVE my belly button already. My midwife actually asked me if Sally (the u/s tech at the OB's office) made sure I wasn't having twins. My blood pressure was 90/52... so she said that's probably why I was a bit dizzy after doing the fair last weekend. My anatomy scan is on the 5th.
post #33 of 41
I'm 19 weeks and we had our anatomy scan on Monday. Didn't find out the sex - this hospital won't tell us, but we didn't really want to know anyway. Otherwise, everything looks great. The only sad bit was that the tech couldn't get any good pictures because baby was hiding with his/her face as far down as possible.

Feeling lots of movement here though it's still that kind of popping, flittering low down that actually kind of makes me feel nauseated. I'm looking forward to it moving up and feeling more like kicks. It's gotten very frequent though and I can see my belly move too. Ds got to feel it the other day and he got so excited.

We had finally agreed on a boy name recently but last week, dh came home not really liking it. Ugh. We'll see what happens. Funnily enough, he came home suggesting a name that I had loved in my first pregnancy and he vetoed back then. And now, I'm not into it anymore. I had been so relieved that we had a boy name picked because it was the only thing holding me back from genuinely not caring about the gender - we have a great girl's name picked but every pregnancy have found boys' names impossible.

My belly popped out last week and I've gained 6 Lbs in the last two weeks. I'm happy to be finally making the upward curve. I didn't eat much in the first tri because I felt terrible and I'm very thin to begin with. I'm always happy to gain weight while pregnant. And happy to finally be looking at least a little pregnant.
post #34 of 41
I finally look pregnant too. I hadn't stepped on the scale for a while so I was really surprised to see a 5LB gain. I had only gained 5 so far and am 22wks. So now I am up to 10lbs. Kind of weird how I doulbed my weight gain all at once?

DH has been on vacation all week and it has been overwhelming for me. We normally work opposite shifts while the other one parents. I guess in a lot of ways we live like were single. So when we finally get time together he is really clingy. He doesn't like me just doing my normal routine he would rather I be his sidekick. Being pregnant and working an incredibly physical job before sunrise is enough for me. It has been nice to have the parenting help but I just want to relax when I get home. I guess our dynamics are a little out of the ordinary.

We live this way out of neccesity not choice so I guess him missing me is part of what I have to roll with. It is sweet but I'm just pregnant and tired.
post #35 of 41
Could you get him to give you an hour to yourself each night to go take a bubble bath with a book? Then you can be all relaxed after your day of work and his clingy-ness should be less bothersome. I don't work, so I imagine how you feel is a lot like how DH feels about me.
post #36 of 41
trekkingirl- my dh works a lot and even though some days are hard and i wish i had him around, sometimes after he has worked a lot and then has vacation, i get overwhelmed. it is hard to have another persons energy around, hard to adjust the routine, hard to not be the only adult in charge. i bet that the military or sometimes-solo moms can really relate too. i felt a lot of guilt about it for a while, but talked to some other mothers who had similar feelings.

mrs. music- that is really exciting! the meconium diapers are not the most to look forward to, lol, but nursing after the birth ect... that is a fantasic feeling. i am happy that you will get to experience it. dd1 weighed 6-6 and the clothes i brought to take her home in were all so huge and hysterical. so, for dd2, i found an adorable big-primi sized outfit- she was a very pudgy 8lbs and looked equally funny squeezed into her little sweater suit. this time i guess i will take a few things with me....
twins?? how do you feel about that? does it feel like a real possibility?

bluebirdmama- i have never heard of a hospital that will not tell the sex- why is that?

no weight gain here which i can't understand. i feel giant. i brought home the scale from the lake and that might have been a mistake. i would have just assumed that i had gained a lot. maybe i will make a huge jump in the next week.
post #37 of 41
ugghhghghg..

Had a no good, very bad day.

Work was rough and tiring.

Then ds decided to slap me in the face when we got home.

We both ended up crying and it took 45 minutes of my DH talking to ds before he was ready to apologize and give me a hug.

I just want to sleep for a week
post #38 of 41
So DH worked from Thursday at 6am to Friday at 5pm. Finally got home to tell me the news hes probably going to be gone half of Dec, half of Jan, might be gone all of Feb (yea, meaning I have no labor support), then most of March. Im not too happy right now but I know its not his choice in the matter. Im still pissed. I wonder if he even told his Colonel when I'm due, with DD2 he didn't want to rock the boat.. took me mentioning to his Col's wife for him to be released from the trip he was suppose to take in the end of October.
post #39 of 41
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ugghhghghg..

Had a no good, very bad day.

Work was rough and tiring.

Then ds decided to slap me in the face when we got home.

We both ended up crying and it took 45 minutes of my DH talking to ds before he was ready to apologize and give me a hug.

I just want to sleep for a week


I'm right there with you, I'm not sure I could think of a work week that has ever been as bad as this. I'm already dreading the fact that I have to return on Monday.
post #40 of 41
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mrs. music- that is really exciting! the meconium diapers are not the most to look forward to, lol, but nursing after the birth ect... that is a fantasic feeling. i am happy that you will get to experience it. dd1 weighed 6-6 and the clothes i brought to take her home in were all so huge and hysterical. so, for dd2, i found an adorable big-primi sized outfit- she was a very pudgy 8lbs and looked equally funny squeezed into her little sweater suit. this time i guess i will take a few things with me....
twins?? how do you feel about that? does it feel like a real possibility?
I'm hoping to have this baby at home. When I went in to have each baby, I didn't bring anything with me, of course. So I knew what size to put them by the time they came home. K was finally 5lbs at 10 weeks old, so I brought her an adorable preemie dress (and blankets since May isn't that warm around here sometimes) and since M entered the world at 5lbs 3oz, after 2 weeks he'd managed to gain enough to come home in newborn. He only owned one preemie outfit. I'm planning on no preemie clothes at all this time.

I doubt it's twins. I've had 2 u/s and the tech is pretty thorough. I'll let you know if I end up eating my words after my anatomy scan on Tuesday though. I would have loved twins. This is my last pregnancy and I always wanted 4 kids. I'm probably just huge for no real reason except that I'm on baby #3.
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