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post #41 of 152
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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.
I love stories with happy endings.

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Oh and my 6yo has a wicked cough and now my 2yo has caught it. Hopefully baby and I don't get it.
Dp & all of the kids have a wicked cough now. It started out as congestion and sneezing, but has moved onto a cough. I said I could deal with anything right now but a cough. 3 months of pertussis was enough coughing for me, tyvm. Even that head cold a few weeks ago was no biggie after that. I reeeeally hope I don't get this thing they all have and that it clears out by the time baby comes.

I'm feeling SO ready not to be pregnant any more but there are these annoying things that make me feel like baby *needs* to stay in for a bit longer. So frustrating.

I wonder what your itch is? Hope it goes away soon...
post #42 of 152
Meta-vitamin c strengthens the amnio sac. I was taking 2000 a day when I had her. Might help you with a "dry" birth. Hopefully the yeastie beasties go away soon, though. Moving to Mexico would be a big move! Personally I can't handle dry climates, so I can't blame you.
post #43 of 152
Subbing! Not sure how well I'll be able to keep up.

In the hospital for one more day. Paige and I are doing good. Wishing I could get more sleep. I just sent DH home to sleep; big bro and the in-laws are on their way to visit. (doesn't that make a great band name? )
post #44 of 152
to everyone.

My brother and sil had everyone (our family and my parents) over for dinner last night, and we ended up watching family videos from a couple of years ago, including when my kids were babies! It was so cute - the kids loved seeing themselves, and I was almost in tears, remembering when they were each so small.

Dh has the kids out for a walk, so I'd better go get some couch time before they get back, or I will have squandered all my free time for the day. Dh has the staircase done, so the kids can move upstairs to their new rooms this week (and dd2, who has been in our room since birth, will share with her sister and we'll have room to set up the co-sleeper - finally!). Just in time!
post #45 of 152
to everyone needing them.

Karen, I hope you get some rest while you're still in the hospital. Been thinking about you...can't wait for Paige's birth story and pics!

Nic, I'm sorry about your family drama. Its amazing how some people can be so inconsiderate at very personal times in our lives, you know? That's precisely the reason why my mother isn't invited to this birth...she has a tendency to think its about her and when she realizes its not she acts like such a child. Ugh. to you. Hoping you can find some peace in the midst of the chaos. Good for you for standing your ground.

AFM: I've been such a grouch today. I have zero energy and have been mostly vegging out on the couch all day. I'm staring to feel ctx in my back and they're about 8ish-10 min apart. Lots of mucus happening, too. I'm not getting my hopes up just yet that this is it, I'm just going to take it easy and conserve energy.

Well, pumpkin waffles and tempeh bacon are being cooked up in the kitchen so I better go eat.

Wonder who gets a babe tomorrow??
post #46 of 152
Oooh ashley! exciting!

also feeling pretty grouchy here. and wow, that sounds So much like my mom. she was being all pouty when she left today and was like " all i want is for you to thank me for ALL of my help" and i said " i have, over and over, but thank you again".. i wanted to say ..."you came because you wanted to not because i wanted you to.." but didn't. because honetsly, i wanted her to wait at least till baby was a few weeks old but she came anyways. *sigh* its like she wants me to feel guilty for a choice she made? i dont get it...

i'm feeling pretty contractiony too but nothing regular or anything serious and i wont believe it till it hurts and no mucous plug or bloody show.. makes me think its still a long way off...boohoo.

that said, i have knit the vest (which is going to be too big for a while) but it needs to be washed, blocked and ends weaved in..then buttons! so that's where im at. kitchen is clean, kids are happy.. im thinking about scrubbing the bathroom then having a long hot shower after. or maybe ill just nap. i am pretty exhausted.
post #47 of 152
Ashley, that sounds awfully promising!! Keep us posted!

Fern, where do you get so much energy?!

I called my midwife to let her know there's nothing exciting going on here anymore. I've never had the serious prodromal thing where it stops and starts before, but clearly each pregnancy is different! I'm still getting ctxs all day (not just afternoon/evening now), but not any recognizable pattern and so light. Just backache and crampiness, mostly. So I'm figuring on end of the week (again) at the earliest, same as the last two. Trying to remind myself all is well and doing more now is good. I won't mind a little extra sleep before baby comes, either.

But I'm so ready!!

If the last weeks of pregnancy are a test of one's sanity level, I'm not quite sure I would pass right now.
post #48 of 152
Ashley - you could be next!!

I had a very vivid dream last night where my water broke, and I ended up with a girl baby, and I was looking at her and thinking "this can't be right, I'm having a boy" ....I'm still on team green, but the boy vibes have been pretty strong.

Fern, for stuff with your mom. Sounds like you'll be more relaxed with her gone.

I am SO. TIRED. today - I'm sure it's partly the time change, but man - my mom has gone home and I have to cope this week without her help....this is a bad time for fatigue to set in...
post #49 of 152
I'm also really cranky - I pinched something in my neck and my left arm is really sore, and my 2 yo dd using me as a climbing gym isn't helping....
post #50 of 152
So... is my skin breaking out because I wore more/different make-up than usual yesterday for pictures, or because of a hormonal shift indicating labor is imminent?

Oh, the things to obsess over...
post #51 of 152
Meta-- no I am not prone to YI's, in fact other than the one I had during this pregnancy, I have only ever had one other before. hope you figure out what is going on!!

AFM: today we stayed BUSY. Up at 5 with DS (and I made french toast bc I couldn't go back to sleep!) Left at 9 for church, went to my mom's for lunch and stayed there for the afternoon, then to our church small group for dinner and bible study. just got home and Liam is in bed....

This whole dropping nap thing, and time change thing has really messed up Liam.... He slept terrible last night and was up at 5 this morning.. didn't have a nap today but fell asleep in the car between my mom's and small group at 4:30.. woke up when we got there and was a total disaster for about an hour. Luckily he went to bed no problem tonight, but I am just really stressing about what to do with his sleep "schedule." He has NEVER been the kid to let you know when he is tired, or to fall asleep when he is tired. He has been a sleep fighter extroidanaire his whole life. It is like he still needs a nap in the middle of the day, but he won't go down unless he is WIPED out and it is too late in the afternoon.. which keeps him up too late at night, and he fights bedtime horribly.. but still wakes up at 6 am.... If he doesn't have a nap (this whole week) he goes to bed early/easily but there is a big afternoon meltdown time where he's a disaster until he gets his second wind. I guess if we keep cutting out his nap he will get used to it eventually? I'd love to keep them, but at this point it isn't even worth it, because I have to put so much effort into getting him to sleep, and he stays up too late at night. As it is, he only gets (and only seems to need) about 10 hours of sleep per day. I'd prefer them all to be at night, because I need at least 8-9 hours at night (and that's not straight, I don't think I've ever slept through the night myself).

Sorry for the novel on Liam's sleep... any BTDT advice is very welcome.. I feel like I have struggled with this kid and sleep constantly over the last 26 months.. whenever we finally get a good groove, something goes wacko and we have to figure out something else. And with another baby coming VERY SOON I would love to get this figured out....

Hope everyone had a good weekend..
post #52 of 152
Catie! You might post in the Toddlers forum for lots more BTDT advice. I'm grateful that mine have not cut out naps early (even my big boys will often nap these days!), but my first was a TERRIBLE sleeper. He wouldn't fall asleep easily, wouldn't stay asleep, waking every 2-3 hours for his first year and beyond... Literally, my second son AT BIRTH slept better than my then-2.5-yo at the same point in time.

So, hopefully your second DS (who shares a name with my second DS, Iain ) will also be a blessing as a much better sleeper! I hope some of the mamas in Toddlers can give you advice on dealing with the issues now, though. My one and only thought is "The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers" (and Preschoolers, I think).
post #53 of 152
Heather I started breaking out bad at the end of last week too. I'm still not sure why, lets chalk it up to labor starting soon
post #54 of 152
Catie, your little guy sounds a lot like mine. He dropped naps about a year ago (so around 30 months or so). About the only time he naps now is in the car, although twice in the past month, he's put himself down for a nap I don't really have any advice, but I'd second the suggestion to look into "No Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers".
post #55 of 152
Thanks Mamas! He actually did much better sleep-wise last night. Went down around 8:30 and slept until 6:15 (woke up twice in the middle, but went back to sleep). I think we're going to stick with no naps for awhile and see if he adjusts....
I have the NCSS for babies, as well as Sleepless in America. Both have helped a lot with his sleep issues (as a baby he woke every hour or more until 19 months old and I started nightweaning, always had a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep... Heather- I would've killed for 2-3 hours ) and given me lots of good advice/ideas.

I actually posted in the Toddler forum before and didn't get any responses.. Maybe I will try posting again if cutting his nap doesn't work.

I'm going to call my MW today and see what she thinks about my possible sinus infection... It is not in my chest, thankfully, but (sorry TMI) the stuff I am blowing out of my nose is dark colored. I sooo do not want to take ABX right now!!!!!! I am FEELING ok, thankfully.
post #56 of 152
I hope it clears up, Catie! My toddler hasn't napped all year. If she falls asleep even 5 minutes she won't go to sleep until almost midnight. I hate it but nothing works. Somehow the kid fictions on very little sleep.

I think it's poison ivy on my leg. How I got it I have no idea...
post #57 of 152
Catie - my kids were awful sleepers too, and cutting the nap really helped with nighttime sleep. All my kids stopped napping between 2 and 2.5, so a lot earlier than *I* was ready for them to be finished napping! But I found that with a newborn, it was a lot easier not to have to worry about getting the toddler down for a nap as well. You can try "quiet time", which worked with some of my kids - with my oldest dd, she would stay in her bed for 45 minutes or so when ds was napping, and so I got a few minutes to myself in the middle of the day.
post #58 of 152
I am a hormonal mess today. I keep crying and can't stop. I can't breathe because my nose is so stopped up from my cold/sinus infection. I'm hugely pregnant, 2 days past my EDD, and can't get comfortable anywhere. None of my clothes or shoes fit. My house is a mess again. Dishes overflowing the sink, toys all over the playroom, kitchen floor is disgusting, my bathroom is dirty again, the hall bathroom is a mess from Liam's bath earlier and him deciding to dump water all over the floor.......................I wanted to be able to ENJOY the end of my pregnancy, and be ok with going "late" but how am I supposed to do that when I have no energy and I'm sick!?!?!? I can't clean like I want to, and I can't even rest because Liam doesn't take naps anymore and he is being very clingy and whiney today..........................................

Trying to get DH to leave work early but I don't see that happening either.
post #59 of 152
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I am a hormonal mess today. I keep crying and can't stop. I can't breathe because my nose is so stopped up from my cold/sinus infection. I'm hugely pregnant, 2 days past my EDD, and can't get comfortable anywhere. None of my clothes or shoes fit. My house is a mess again. Dishes overflowing the sink, toys all over the playroom, kitchen floor is disgusting, my bathroom is dirty again, the hall bathroom is a mess from Liam's bath earlier and him deciding to dump water all over the floor.......................I wanted to be able to ENJOY the end of my pregnancy, and be ok with going "late" but how am I supposed to do that when I have no energy and I'm sick!?!?!? I can't clean like I want to, and I can't even rest because Liam doesn't take naps anymore and he is being very clingy and whiney today..........................................

Trying to get DH to leave work early but I don't see that happening either.

((((((((((((HUG)))))))))))))))

as hard as it is...just rest.. snuggle up on the bed/couch and leave the housework...or hop into a hot bath yourself.. you cant clean while sick & so pregnant..it just makes things worse (trust me) can you put a movie on for your little guy and make some hot tea for yourself? call friends/family to come over and help you..someone to take your boy out for the day? now really is the time to ask.. ask & you shall receive.
feel better soon mama! im so sorry you are feeling so crappy and overwhelmed.
post #60 of 152
Catie, .

I'm kind of a wreck today too. I had so much cervical pain and ctx last night. I finally took a warm bath, but even that didn't stop things completely. I finally fell asleep and then ds woke up, and then I had more ctx and then dd got me up to help her get off to school. I did go back to bed for a few hours, thanks to dh, but I'm still tired and so is he, and I'm just feeling depressed.

Last night I got in a terrible screaming match with dd when helping her with her math homework and I ran upstairs and locked myself in my bedroom and couldn't stop crying. I don't know what happened, I feel like I was possessed by the devil. We both talked and apologized to each other before she went to bed, but it was really horrific, and I still feel sick about it.

This morning I threw up my breakfast and have given up on any "plans" I had for the day. I just feel like $hit, and dh is working tomorrow, which will make me all nervous again about possibly going into labor. I also feel bad that he's getting overwhelmed by everything and getting kind of down, and that makes me feel doubly bad. I talked to him about it this morning and he was gracious and understanding enough to say that none of this is my "fault', and that it's just a rough time that we both need to get through.

I suggested we take a walk together in the neighborhood just to get out of the house. So I'm going to go take a shower and put some real clothes on, which should hopefully help in improving my mood.
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