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post #21 of 152
for everyone with sickies and stress right now.

Lucy&Jude's- can I kick your dh in the crotch for you? I don't have a problem with people smoking pot, but that close to the birth of your child is not cool. My ex was high when I went into labor with #1. they thought it was false labor, sent me home & he went and got high again! I wanted to kill him (still do).
post #22 of 152
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Another week ALREADY!? Time is flying by fast than I'd like it to.

... and yet everyday that brings me closer to my baby makes me so excited! Hope it is really happening for you, Catie!

I didn't really have a chance to catch up with the other thread but
HAPPY (belated) MUTUAL BIRTHDAY, FRISBEE!! <3
Hope it went well for you. Mine was just like any other day, literally. DP didn't even get me a present. He told me he was going to give me a foot rub and then complained about it the whole time he was doing it. I was so sad I just cried myself to sleep. Hahaha, don't mix pregnancy hormones with disappointment. I know it shouldn't matter that much to me but I just wanted to feel a little bit special I guess?
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Haven't read the rest of the posts yet (my they pile up fast!) but I had to commiserate - my DH didn't get me anything either! At least not anything to open. We were so caught up in making DD's birthday special that I kind of got forgotten about. He did make a special birthday dinner though. He asked me today if for my birthday I might like new pillows for our bed - and although it's not really that special a present it's something we really really need (I just bought some new flannel bedding that is soooo nice - but our pillows are really old and flat and gross). Anyway, last week was so exhausting after a Halloween weekend/ visit from in-laws/ birthday party for DD topped off with trying to get things wrapped up at work before I have a baby....I am kind of happy it's over and enjoying a relaxing weekend with no special plans.

OK, off to read the rest of the posts before I go on too long!
post #23 of 152
OoOOoh, its so quiet! is everyone havin' babies?

today was a good day. it was wet and rainy but we got outside in the fresh autumn air and it did us all good. i actually just knit while my kids run around in a big wooden covered gazebo in the park, because it was raining..but none the less it was lovely. i even took my camera which has been dormant for quite some time. then we came home and the kids watched a movie while i knit some more by the fire and i just finished feeding them supper.. i think im going to go see a band play tonight at a local cafe with my MW and her family..she said i HAD to come and since its my moms last night i figure i should go.

also feeling pretty crampy, so maybe its the beginning of something? other than a few mornings i havnt had this kind of cramps.. it doesn't really feel like contractions, but maybe the start of them? anyways, im not going to read into it much.

i just ate a bowl of rice and roasted beets and parsnips, all grown locally. i hope it stays down that would be gross to puke up.

i want to hear about more babies born! hurry up mamas!
post #24 of 152
My mother wants me to hold this baby in until the 17th or the 18th... she's having surgery on the 8th, that's why. I told her I did not care about her selfish needs/desires... baby will come when baby is ready and that I was not going to cross my legs and hold it in.

My fil invited himself over tomorrow... along with my bils along with their families. That's like 14 people, I told my husband to f***ing fix it. I'm not entertaining anybody.

I'm weepy, tired, emotional, bitchy and so ready to be done. I have things I want to finish before the baby comes but I'm feeling totally unmotivated right now to accomplish anything.
post #25 of 152
Nic, Farren and Lucy&Jude'smom, big to each of you!

Fern, I was thinking the same thing. It seems like our chattiness really goes in spurts! Have fun this evening!

I'm going to go to bed soon Today was a really tired day with dh working and lots of running errands. I'm ready for it to be over.
post #26 of 152
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Nic-who invites themselves over to a very pregnant lady's house? Especially on your due date and with such a crowd. I hope it gets fixed. Love the tie dye pictures. The colors are so bright and don't run together.

Frisbee-I've gotten pillows as a present from my husband before (but I really like bedding and practical gifts). Hope you are enjoying a relaxing weekend.

I can't sleep, I keep burping. It is bad enough sitting up, I don't want to try laying down.
post #27 of 152
Nic, Farren, and Lucy&Jude'sMom!

I was out all day and have been fighting to stay awake long enough to eat dinner. I'm *starving* and craving every sort of beef imaginable. Funny, we had yummy beef sliders for lunch while we were out so it's not like I'm *completely* depleted of iron. Even had a green-based smoothie this morning (though it was purple because of the berries!), so really, I shouldn't be just crazy-hungry for beef. But I was thinking a trip to McD's might be worth it just for a yummy cheeseburger. (To be fair, we were at the museum today where the only food is McD's so I was smelling tons of cheeseburgers which, despite how nasty they truly are, I still can get a hankering for. )

More ctxs tonight and I'm really, really, trying to just ignore them and chalk them up to more prodromal labor with a baby showing up late in the week. I really am going to need "real" labor to knock me over the head or something so I don't miss it! But I slept awfully last night and am so tired today that I really do need to just eat and go to bed and be done and not have to worry about labor right now. Pretty sure baby will comply with that.
post #28 of 152
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Nic-who invites themselves over to a very pregnant lady's house? Especially on your due date and with such a crowd. I hope it gets fixed. Love the tie dye pictures. The colors are so bright and don't run together.

Frisbee-I've gotten pillows as a present from my husband before (but I really like bedding and practical gifts). Hope you are enjoying a relaxing weekend.

I can't sleep, I keep burping. It is bad enough sitting up, I don't want to try laying down.

No one knows it's my due date, lol. I refuse to share it with anyone... all the family knows is I'm due sometime in November and that I expect to be holding a baby by Christmas. I left it very open ended.... though I think it's awful that anyone would just decide to descend upon a very pregnant mama's house without being invited, not to mention inviting other people as well. The crappy thing is.. we can't get ahold of FIL. I'm not sure why but his cell phone is off as is his girlfriend's. So... imagine their surprise when they show up here tomorrow and I refuse to cook or clean or do anything for anybody. My house is in various stages of mess because I'm going through stuff, nesting and purging. And I'm not going to be apologetic about it, either.
post #29 of 152
Good for you, Nic. It's rude to invite yourself over to someone's house, period, much less an extremely pregnant, tired, mama's house.
post #30 of 152
demeter, if i were you i would send them away. seriously? are some people insane? just say NO.

i really, really am looking forward to having my house back.. my mom has been staying at a motel but she is here a lot durring the day and things are kind if upside down and a huge mess, despite my tidying up and her trying to be helpful. and i had my niece here for a lot of the day and over dinner, so 5 kids between the age of 3 and 7 can do a whole lot of damage in no time. but i am caught up on laundry, have everything we need for the birth and im feeling a LOT better than I have in months..so its all good.
im still feeling crampy and baby is being super active which just adds to the weird feeling of being stretched and pulled iin all sorts of directions at once.. im hoping i dont go into labour tonight otherwise im going to be doing a midnight cleaning spree my bathroom is seriously in need and my kitchen could use a scrub ( i have already done it once today *sigh)

but because im lazy and doubt i will, im currently working on my baby vest..and watching shows online.

oh, and i went out tonight to a cafe and saw some great live music and drank chai tea.. i wonder if i will be doing that again anytime soon doubtful, but maybe.
post #31 of 152
Ugh, Nic. sounds like your family is forgetting what you really need to focus on right now: yourself! Hope your fil arrives, realizes immediately what he has done, scrubs your toilet, and then promptly leaves.

Heather - I'm really not into McDonalds, but I guarantee you that if I could eat breads I would so have had about a million Wendy's spicy chicken sandwich and probably some KFC, too. Fast food! It feels so good to eat something so bad.

Bobbi - It was incredible how badly this EI agent was treating me! After he hung up on me I called back and spoke to another agent and put in a request to have a supervisor call me back. I just really hate confrontation, I was so taken aback. I'm not sure if I'll really go through with it and make a huge deal out of it. Ultimately I just want my money!!! hahaha

It took three days of talking it out, crying and explaining to my dp why birthdays are special and mean a lot to me. At times it was like talking to a brick wall. Tbh, I'm still not sure if he fully got me. I explained to him that it just has to be a gesture, I'm not in it for the goods! Even if he had just baked me a cake or done anything out of the ordinary... In some ways I feel like I'm making a mountain out of a molehill, but I don't expect much. I don't know, the whole thing just made any positivity I was holding on to disappear. I'm cranky, tired, in pain, having mild irregular ctx, waddlingly huge, feel horribly ugly and just wanted to have a nice birthday is all!
post #32 of 152
Farren and Nic!

I really really do not like this whole time changing thing. When you have a kid who already wakes up at 6, waking up at 5 is torture! We even got Liam to take a nap yesterday and put him to bed later in hopes he'd sleep in a little... but no, he was up at 5. And I didn't sleep well again between not being able to breathe, and having to pee.... I'm officially 40w+1, and I'm pretty sure I'm getting a sinus infection.

But we're planning to go to my mom's this afternoon for lunch for my brother's birthday, and he has a son just a few months older than Liam, so that should be fun....
post #33 of 152
Nic, I agree that inviting themselves over is just plain ridiculous.
Hugs, Farren.

AFM, we're up early again here today, but only because of the time change. Ds threw up in his bed in the night, but (luckily?) I was not asleep at the time. He seems okay-ish this morning, but I'm having major parenting guilt. Since we were running errands and taking him to the party yesterday, we opted for McD's for lunch. He didn't really want to eat but at the time I chalked it up to him wanting to play on the playplace. So, I made him sit there and eat. Sigh. I never do that - always let him follow what he wants to do, but worried that he was going to be starving at the party. Well, learned my lesson I guess.
post #34 of 152
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Originally Posted by FarrenSquare View Post
It took three days of talking it out, crying and explaining to my dp why birthdays are special and mean a lot to me. At times it was like talking to a brick wall. Tbh, I'm still not sure if he fully got me. I explained to him that it just has to be a gesture, I'm not in it for the goods! Even if he had just baked me a cake or done anything out of the ordinary... In some ways I feel like I'm making a mountain out of a molehill, but I don't expect much. I don't know, the whole thing just made any positivity I was holding on to disappear. I'm cranky, tired, in pain, having mild irregular ctx, waddlingly huge, feel horribly ugly and just wanted to have a nice birthday is all!
It shouldn't matter what you want or why you want it. If you want your special day to be recognized, he should do it out of love, even if he thinks it's silly. Dh and I have gotten very lax about birthday and Christmas gifts to each other, mostly because we both honestly feel like we have everything we want. However, we still make the effort by going out to dinner to celebrate or whatever. Even as a grown up, it still feels good to be the center of attention for a day! And don't worry, your child will grow up and be so excited to give make you homemade cards and crap from the dollar store!

Catie, I hope it's not a sinus infxn. Are you going to go to the doctor?

Fern, your descriptions of crampiness and baby movement sounds like I could have written it myself. Sometimes I feel like I can't even tell if I'm contracting or if she's just being extra crazy, or if they're both happening at the same time, especially in the late evening and when I'm sleeping.

Ellen, I think you definitely win the award for cleaning up vomit and pee and such this pregnancy! . I'm really rooting for you to have a healthy household and have this baby! I even give you my place in line, in the event that the universe was going to let me go ahead of you!

Nic, maybe you can greet your fil and then say, "I'm not feeling well, so I'm going to go lie down in the bedroom." Then your dh can take over and suggest that the visit last for no more than 30 min or so...? Throughout this pregnancy, I would routinely retreat to my bedroom when my in-laws came over, especially in the first trimester when I was vomiting all the time. I like them very much, but sometimes just can't handle sitting and visiting for any amount of time.

Speaking of in-laws, they're coming over today and bringing lunch. And that's fine with me, because we had no plans, and it gives us a break from ds! He's been on a real "cleaning" streak lately, and has been tearing up the house. Even as I type, he's pulled off all of the couch and chair cushions (except for the one I'm sitting on) and is wiping underneath them with a cleaning rag. Anything big, like an old piece of popcorn, he runs over and throws in the trash. Seriously, who's nesting here?

I hope everyone has a beautiful Sunday. The sun is shining here!
post #35 of 152
Thread Starter 
Nic-they know it is pretty close though! I've been giving everyone a 5 week window but they know my due date too. Good luck today, I think disappearing to go lay down sounds like a good plan.

Farren-sorry your dp doesn't understand and didn't make your birthday special. I totally understand it isn't about the present it is about the thought and the time put into making it special for you.

Catie-I hope it isn't a sinus infection and you wake up feeling better tomorrow.

Fern-enjoy having your house back. I am exhausted when I have people over or stay at others houses. It always feels so good to be home with just your immediate family.

Ellen-sorry your son isn't feeling well. Try not to feel too bad, you were just trying to make sure he had fun at the party and wasn't hungry. We've all taken turns vomiting here over the past couple of weeks. For my son and I it was just a quick one day thing. Hopefully that is all it is for your son.

I woke up this morning with a little boy who crawled into my bed and a husband who had bacon on the stove. It felt much later than it was and the sun was shining in. My husband came into the bedroom and I said it feels so much later than it is because of the sun being out (it has been rainy and cloudy the past couple of days) and he reminded me of the time change. We all had breakfast together before he left for work. I was very happy for the extra hour and a cuddly little boy because I was up late knitting and watching netflix on the computer with headphones on while my husband was sleeping.

Today I am supposed to have firewood delivered. It was a guy from craigslist and he doesn't have a phone so we will see if I get firewood today! But I wanted firewood delivered and one of the other places won't deliver it to my town. This is the first year I've gotten firewood as it is the first year in this house with a fireplace! We had a wood stove at our rental 8 years ago but I think we only used it once or twice.

As far as this baby is concerned I am either 36+5 or 37 weeks depending on how you count. 37 weeks if you account for shorter cycles or 36+5 if you go just off my last period. At any rate this baby can come anytime now. I was explaining to my son that the baby could come tomorrow or in a couple weeks and I asked him what he thought. He said the baby will come in a couple weeks. My husband claimed Nov 22 as the date the baby will arrive. Now we just wait and see.

I've been putting off all my hw so I really have to get it done today. I hate online discussions for class. buh.
post #36 of 152
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Ellen-sorry your son isn't feeling well. Try not to feel too bad, you were just trying to make sure he had fun at the party and wasn't hungry. We've all taken turns vomiting here over the past couple of weeks. For my son and I it was just a quick one day thing. Hopefully that is all it is for your son.
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Ellen, I think you definitely win the award for cleaning up vomit and pee and such this pregnancy! . I'm really rooting for you to have a healthy household and have this baby! I even give you my place in line, in the event that the universe was going to let me go ahead of you!
Oh thanks, ladies! But you can get back in line. He's perfectly fine this morning (in fact, he's driving me slightly nuts) but I did keep him home from church just in case. Just random vomit, I guess .

The sun is shining here too and I will agree that it helps me to feel more upbeat. Been working on baby's Christmas stocking this morning. I actually think I have some hope of having it finished before she comes......cuz I'm gonna be pregnant for forever .
post #37 of 152
Today is my due date and nothing seems to be going on. I think I will try to make a fun day of it as a distraction. I might dye some of my Aden and Anais blankets and onsies with the kids, and sew up a rice pack since I wanted one to heat up during labor anyways.

My parents are here now so it's nice for me to be able to just leave on a whim by myself or with dh and not have to take the kids with me. Yesterday dh and I went to see Due Date and then walked around the mall for a bit, I really wanted to find a cute nightgown to wear after the birth but didn't find anything I liked. I wish I would have bought the one I found on sale at Anthropologie Thursday instead of putting it back.

I might try and get an accupuncture appointment tomorrow, I just despise finding a new person. I loved the one I had in Albuquerque. Just trying to take it a day at a time now, it can't be too much longer right?
post #38 of 152
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Meta-- I had a mild yeast infection from May until August, with no discharge only irritation during/after sex. It took 2 rounds of Monistat and a round of Diflucan to get rid of it. Can your MW test you for yeast? I hope that is not what it is!!
Oh no! Do you get them regularly? I haven't had one in nearly 12 years, so I don't think I'm prone to them. I think I'll ask mw to test me and if she can't, I'll ask our family doc. No sense treating something that isn't there.
I've been using monistat cream externally but last night I was still itchy. I guess it could take a few days... It bugs me that there are little blots of blood when I wipe. My poor girly bits are so irritated and I can't imagine a baby coming out of there like this and that's all I really want.

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At this moment I don't even want him at this baby's birth. I know I'll change my mind on that but I'm so bloody over his attitude. He doesn't appreciate that I'm 40 weeks pregnant. He acts like I use that as just an excuse.
I feel for you, L&JM.

Our honey moon is over, it seems. DP woke up talking about money stress and just being jerky. I know he's stressed, but I'm almost 38 weeks pregnant and I'm *miserable*. I don't need to hear about any more stress right now.

I don't understand how some med just don't get that we're freaking miserable at this point in our pregnancies and we just don't need ONE MORE THING.



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The weirdest thing happened this morning...I must have woken up 2-3 times in the night to pee, which is normal, but when I went this morning (and it was light), the toilet water was light PINK. I thought immediately that I had started to dilate, but I wiped and nothing. So where did the pink come from? I'm stumped.
It reminds me of The Cat in the Hat (or is it The Cat in the Hat Comes Back?)....with the pink stain in the tub, in the snow, etc.

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We had Chinese for dinner last night... my fortune cookie says, "Affirm it, visualize it, believe it, and it will actualize itself." Amen. Totally holding that one close, I actually taped it to my laptop so I could read it frequently.
That's awesome! I need to tattoo it to my arm.

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My ex was high when I went into labor with #1. they thought it was false labor, sent me home & he went and got high again! I wanted to kill him (still do).
Do you have kid/s from a previous relationship, Desiree? I always find it interesting, maybe because I've almost been there myself so many times (thinking DP & I were splitting up for good 'this time') or maybe because DP has two boys from a previous marriage. Sorry if I'm being nosy.

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My fil invited himself over tomorrow... along with my bils along with their families. That's like 14 people, I told my husband to f***ing fix it. I'm not entertaining anybody.

I'm weepy, tired, emotional, bitchy and so ready to be done. I have things I want to finish before the baby comes but I'm feeling totally unmotivated right now to accomplish anything.
I'm so angry for you, Nic!! I'm also "weepy, tired, emotional, bitchy and so ready to be done" and I can't even *imagine* having company right now. Even knowing my mw is coming over tomorrow morning for our home visit is a little stressful for me right now.

AFM ~ I'm irritable, a bit weepy and just done. 17 days until my due date. I reeeeally want this baby to come early, but it's so frustrating because of my itchy crotch. I'm paranoid about populating the baby's gut with yeast. I wish I could birth him in the caul like Kitty so I wouldn't have to worry about it.
I'll get in touch with mw to see if she can bring a swab or whatever for testing me tomorrow. I have no discharge, so maybe it IS just irritation?? I wish I just knew...
And I want to have sex for the sole purpose of getting this baby to come out - plus I know it helps our relationship when we have sex often.

DP woke up bitching about money and talking about how he wants to move us to Mexico because "we could have so much more with what we have." I get that, but I dream of living here, in the woods, with a little farm house and some land. Not in Mexico where we can't even grow grass w/o watering it every day. Bah. I need security right now, not limbo. That's the worst thing you can do to a pregnant lady - make her feel unsettled.

I'm going to go clean a lot. At least I can make it look like I'm ready for this baby.
post #39 of 152
((((ellen)))) geez, when it rains, it pours. glad your LO is feeling better today though!
and ellen, you will NOT be pregnant forever.. but i know how you feel.


ava'smom: Happy Due Date! it really can't be THAT much longer now, you are so right although sometimes days seem like weeks at this point.
glad you have some family around so you can have some "me" time. i have enjoyed that part of having my mom's visit for sure. it does help the time fly by.


well, no baby im glad actually. now that im knitting this vest i want to get it done and there is still the dreaded house cleaning. my dp is off work today and im REALLY hoping he will take the kids out somewhere so i can do it in peace. he woke up, ground flour and made pancakes and i haven't even gotten out of bed yet *sigh* i could get used to this!
post #40 of 152
everyone

I'm reading along but it's so hard to reply to everything on the iPod.

Meta- yes, my first two were with my ex. Dh and I had been best friends since I was 14 and he stepped up after I finally kicked out my ex.

fern- I finally started a new pair of nb longies the night I went into labor. Needless to say they'll be too small by the time I get around to them.

we're watching the Harry potters in my room now. We finished all the lotr extended editions. It would be nice to have cable about now. Oh and my 6yo has a wicked cough and now my 2yo has caught it. Hopefully baby and I don't get it. I do feel like I have poison ivy on the back of my right leg. I noticed it tuesday morning. It itches like crazy. No idea what it is, though, and it hasn't spread.
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