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i had appt yesterday am, braved the beginning of the blizzard to go, i didn't want to cancel and have to pay that awful fee...Anyway, my weight was supposedly up 6 lbs in 2 weeks, but i am not buying it. I was wearing my big boots, 3-4 pounds i could see, but 6 lbs I just don't know about that. Anyway it got me all paranoid that i was gaining too fast, it is just so hard not to eat when you are snowed in..I wish the weather would get better soon I am getting stir crazy. 29weeks and measuring right on. Midwife said baby isn't head down yet, but i am not worried, i remember ds was lying transverse probably around 34 ish weeks before he got in the head down position. Wish we were doing a bit better financially. Other than that I am doing okay, I am not in miserable pain but seem to be have either lots of muscle stretching or braxton hicks, either way it freaks me out, so i spend a lot of time just lying around. Okay now that i am reading this it doesn't sound like i could have gained a lot of weight in the past couple weeks, but i know the boots added a pound or two at least...

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my youngest son thinks he has twin puppies in his belly. Oh boy ! I don't know how I'm planning on fixing that. he tells everyone, all the time. cute but I think he really believes it. Also he is CONVINCED i am having a girl and her name will be Lilly. if this kid comes with a penis he is going to loose it. no puppies and baby with a penis... OH BOY

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Nerdymama- your hair looks amazing! Great cut- it's easy to see that you like it too- it looks fantastic on you!

 

I've missed a lot of this chat- seems like lots has happened! I was in Alberta visiting my sister, who was due with her first baby, and I made it in time! I got to be there for the birth, and it was soooooo amazing.  A homebirth, and my other sister was there, and my mom. It was very special.  ;)

 

My dd will be 4 in April, and she thinks she has a baby in her belly too! I'm wondering how strongly she believes it, and I hope she won't be dissapointed.  I'm thinking of getting her a special doll or something.  My mw took her blood pressure, measured her belly and heard 'the' heartbeat at her request.  Anyone else had a child believe they were having a baby?  It's so cute, I don't want to burst her bubble.

 

Feeling good- no contractions here, other than the ever-present BH!  Hope you ladies settle down. 

Baby has turned into a very active child- lots and lots of movement.  My mw reasssured me the other day I shouldn't have compared my 'older' 28-week pregnant body to my spry 20 year old sister who was 40 weeks.  She seemed so nimble, and I was so stiff and achey!

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kittn-That is too funny! I love to watch the way small children think about pregnancies, etc. My 3yo can't wait for the baby to come but I think she's going to have a hard time when the baby gets here. She is used to being the baby!

 

Babybird-Just do your best with the weight gain. Don't stress about it!

 

mclisa-LOL at your DH's comment abouit another. Not a good time to discuss another is it? I think the best time is when the baby is sleeping through the night, etc. I told DH this weekend we were sooooo done this time.

 

Starcat-Sorry about the carpet. It's frustrating to have all these things to do and not be able to fix them. I'm sure you'll find what you want soon and be able to have it installed.

 

Sihaya-That sounds like such a fun shower and a neat idea!

 

nerdymom-Love the hair and glad you're feeling better!!

 

AFM I'm feeling a tad better today. I broke down and took one tylenol PM last night since I haven't slept well in a week with the contractions. I was so exhausted I felt sick last night and DH begged me to just take one. It really did help me sleep so I feel somewhat human today. Still having contractions if I'm up for more then 5 minutes or so but it helps not to be exhausted. MIL is taking the kids this afternoon so I'm going to take a nice long bath and maybe do some online scrapbooking or something. I'm so glad we moved back to DH's hometown 3 years ago. The last time I was on bedrest we were 30+ minutes away from family and it makes such a difference to have family right around the corner.

 

Hope everyone is doing well!! We're getting close!

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Kittn-  that is so funny!  My DD2 really wants "our baby" to be a boy.  She wants us to have an even number of boys and girls in the family, she's very logical.  I saw these really cute mini baby dolls at Ben Franklin yesterday when I went o buy new yarn.  They're about 5" tall and look pretty realistic. I guess people like to knit/ crochet teeny tiny baby clothes for them, they had a couple books of patterns.  Anyway, I thought about getting one for DD2 to be her baby, I think she'd like that.  Maybe when I get back from my trip I will pick her up one.  My kid's favorite thing to talk about when it comes to the baby is who is going to change diapers and how gross that will be!  I told them it will be their job to change the really bad ones, the ones that squirt out the sides or up the baby's back, and that I will only change pee diapers.  :)

 

Nerdymom-  I love your haircut.  It's very flattering. 

 

I'm getting ready today to fly home to NJ tomorrow for my shower this weekend.  My mother is driving me nuts already (i vented in the shower thread).  I am so excited to go home and see my friends and family!  It should be really nice. 

 

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When I was pg with dd2, dd1 thought she had a baby in her belly, too. It was pretty cute! She was 3 at the time. After dd2 was born she forgot all about the "baby" in her belly.

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My dd will be 4 in April, and she thinks she has a baby in her belly too! I'm wondering how strongly she believes it, and I hope she won't be dissapointed.  I'm thinking of getting her a special doll or something.  My mw took her blood pressure, measured her belly and heard 'the' heartbeat at her request.  Anyone else had a child believe they were having a baby?  It's so cute, I don't want to burst her bubble.

  



 

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My friend's little girl thought her mom had a chicken in her tummy.  No idea where she came up with that unless she overheard something about an egg and thought it must be a chicken.

 

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I was looking up a phone number in the kids' buzz book.  I noticed an entry for a family with the last name King.

 

Their kids are:

Skylar King

Storm King

River King

 

I'd like to introduce Storm to one of my co-workers' kid:  Stormieski

 

(no kidding!  pronounced Stormy Sky)

 

I hate creative spelling.

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Thanks for all the hair love! And thanks Starcat for confirming the medicine. I saw the side effects it can have on the baby and I'm not pleased. I'm going to talk with my MW and see if there are other things they can give me, if it should happen again.

 

It's so exciting to hear about your showers, they sound like fun! The Dream Dinners one was especially great, what a good idea! If I ever get to organize a shower I'm going to keep that idea in my back pocket. I need to go check out this shower thread next!

 

babybird - honey I totally get ya. It's taken me a good solid 3 weeks to not feel so bad about my weight gain. Just do the best you can and know that just like no baby is the same, no pregnancy is either. It sucks that they try to fit us in their little cookie cutters, doesn't it?! I was reading http://myobsaidwhat.com/ and maybe that wasn't such a good idea because it just sort of made me laugh, grimace, and wish I was having a HBAC! But really...sometimes I wonder why we pay someone to treat us so badly...

 

mclisa - omg. just omg. did he duck after he said it? lol!

 

I am so bloody tired. Just worn to the bone tired. I really need a day of rest. Today we spent 3 hours in the ER with DH, because his PCM (primary care manager) told him to go there, instead of putting in a referral, because they don't have an ultrasound machine at the clinic he is assigned to. (Military healthcare is...nuanced...) Of course DH didn't think to ask for a referral either, and he wanted me to come (pregnant, tired me) with Jack, for moral support. men. They are so sensitive about their junk, ykwim?? He has a painful lump in one of his testicles and he was *convinced* it was cancer. He was so convinced that in triage his BP was 158/90. They did a u/s of his testicles, and SHOCKER, no cancer. They freaked out over his BP more than the lump. It came right down to normal as soon as they assured him he wasn't going to be hauled off and castrated. He has to now go BACK to his PCM to get a referral to a urologist, and go from there. *sigh* And he had the audacity to complain about his prostate exam. Sheesh. I wish a pap was that quick and easy!! Not to mention the very painful cervical exam and multiple swabs that I had done in L&D the other night. I really think it's true. If men had to give birth, humans would be extinct.

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nerdymom-Sorry you're so tired! Try to take a day of rest. Those cervical exams and swabs are fun aren't they? Did they do the ffn test on you? The nurse just about killed me with that swab. She actually made me bleed then freaked out about the bleeding. I'm doing everything I can to avoid that place!

 

A friend of mine emailed me about getting a shower together for me in a few weeks. I'm so excited. I didn't figure I'd have one with this being my 4th but I think it will really be fun and something to look forward to over the next few weeks!

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I live in Dallas and have been stuck in the house since Sunday. We have stupid ice hiding out on the road just waiting for you to drive over it. Hubby won't let me drive being pg and having our kids in the car. I have an amazing DH...he's driving u's over to my parents house(45 minute drive without ice) so that I can at least get out of OUR house and have some adult conversation. We are supposed to get another few inches of snow/ice tonight...joy. So we may be over at their house for a few days. Fine by me. I'm hoping it's bad enough that DH doesnt go in to work. He has been going the whole week while everyone else is starting at home...even on the really bad mornings.

I was supposed to have girls night out tonight for my bday on the 20th.... we canceled bc it's going to get bad on top of the already bad ice/snow. you know, people make fun of us tx people not knowing how to drive or act in this weather....nut how are we supposed to get used to it or KNOW how to deal with it if we only get it once in a blue moon? It's like a man not knowing how to birth a baby...they've never done it. Lol

Nerdy....is there anyone that can watch you LO for even half a day so you can rest? Exhaustion may send you back in there to LD greensad.gif if we lived closer I'd come get your LO so you could sleep. greensad.gif


My 'alien baby' has appeared...lol. Ryan moves like CRAZY!!! Bones stretching across my belly...its so cool! Even after I've seen it 100 times, it still excites me! DD has been able to feel him the last few days. Her eyes get so big, lol

I'm having that 'hungry but feel like food is sitting in my throat' feeling...anyone else? It's annoying. I need him to drop. Lol

Hope everyone else is doing good and hanging in there! Just a fewmore weeks!
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The Dream Dinner showers are a great idea.  We have something similar here that I'm thinking of looking into for my sister who's due a couple of months after me.

 

kittn - that's hilarious!  Hopefully he won't be too disappointed when he doesn't have his puppy. :)

 

mclisa - I can't believe your DH said that, then again, it's probably something my DH would do too.  I also hate creative spelling for a name.  Both DH and I have hard to spell surnames so we would never let a kid of our have a weirdly spelled name.

 

nerdymom - nice haircut!  It sucks that you had to go with your DH and your DS to the ER.  Something I've learned the hard way is to always ask for paperwork from the Dr before heading to the ER.  The average wait here is around 5 hours on a good day, 10+ on a bad.  Glad it's nothing to serious like cancer.  Hopefully you're getting plenty of rest today.

Oh and that "My OB said WHAT?" site is hilarious and sad at the same time.

 

I'd a MW appt yesterday and all went well.  My MW is so great with my kids!  DS found a pinnard's fetalscope and she showed him how to use it.  She also let him use the dopplar.  DD hates Dr offices so she's up with me and encouraged/allowed to touch the BP cuff and "help" with the check up.  It makes things so much easier when the kids are happy to go.

post #32 of 146

It's 7pm and I'm ready to fall asleep!

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TOMORROW EVENING I WILL BE SLEEPING ON MY NEW BED!! Our federal refund came in today and we ordered the bed this evening. I cannot wait. We got a king size memory foam mattress from Ikea, with an adjustable bed base and a low frame and all new linens and a new pillow for me too...I am so excited. The linens are washing now, the bed and frame will be delivered tomorrow between 12 and 4pm, and I couldn't be happier! Well, no that's not strictly true. I'd be happier if my house were clean and the bed was already set up and waiting for me to dive into it. But I've waited this long, what is one more day, right? It's going to be so satisfying to sleep on it knowing it's paid for and we are CC debt free.

 

Today I've started housecleaning again. It's amazing how a week of running about has left me worn to a frazzle (thanks for all the commiseration you all!) and the house a wreck. I swear one week ago it was tidy and almost "done". Now it seems I must start anew. I've run two loads in the dishwasher and I've still got a pile of handwash dishes to do. Plus the toys all over the floor in the living room and the clothes on the floor of the bedroom, and the mail all over the dining room table. Let me tell you. I've contributed to the dishes part of the mess, but the rest is my family. My DH is a darling, darling husband and a good father but good grief. What a slob. :) Good thing I married him for his looks and not his habits. lol!

 

Part of my tiredness stems from running around and not staying home, the other parts stem from eating junk (because we've been running around) and forgetting my iron and vitamin C. I'm going to have my blood work done again next week and I'm sure they're going to want to do IV iron. If I forget to take it once I feel it. I'm actually hoping for the IV. It would be nice to not poop ball bearings anymore, ykwim?! They have me taking the slow Fe 3x a day and man that is hard on the system!

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I bought a breast pump today! I got the Lansinoh one that's supposed to be just like the Ameda Purely Yours. It seems kinda flimsy and doesn't come with a carrying bag or extra bottles or anything so I hope it's worth the money. Anybody know what kind of bottles are compatible? I'd love to be able to just pop a nipple on and be good to go.

 

We also picked up a couple of baby outfits, but it just reminded me of how much there still is that we don't have. We need onesies, socks, sleepers, hats, blankets, a bath, towels, diapers, etc. We hardly have anything! I guess I didn't realize with DS how much we really needed because my family send a ton of stuff, plus I had a shower. No shower this time and I've hardly gotten any gifts (just a few sleepers for Christmas) so it looks like we're on our own. But at least we have the important stuff - we have a travel system, a pouch sling, and a bassinet.

 

I've been having regular BH contractions and lots of pressure/tugging on the sides of my bump. I'm guessing it's the ligaments stretching. I'm still working 60-hour weeks trying to finish my externship. I graduate Feb 11th, so I'm almost done. In a couple of weeks, we're going to be able to look at apartments and we'll finally move. Yay! My roommate is driving me NUTS and I can't wait to have our own space. Hopefully this baby doesn't decide to show up quite as early as big brother (37 weeks) so we can make sure to get everything unpacked and ready so I'm not giving birth in the middle of a pile of boxes!

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Mclisa- I don't even get out of work until 7 and I'm ready to fall asleep then, too!! 

 

I'm so happy to have 2 days off. My legs and hips are KILLING me. I worked pre-op yesterday- which is nothing but standing- and running around- hours at a time. If I work in the OR or recovery I can sit here and there to chart but pre-op you stand for all of it. UGH!   I had a chiropractor visit, my first- on Monday and one today but I felt worse after Monday.  Hopefully today is better. 

 

I'm so embarassed about this but I went to triage at work on wed because I hadn't felt the baby move since tuesday night.  If I hadn't been at work I would have called my mw but I was at work and everyone was freaking me out. and he just wouldn't budge. I ate, had juice, pushed on him- nothing. Of course he was fine, my bp initially was up (but fine on a recheck) they wanted to do a gazillion tests and I refused and essentially called the resident and his attending stupid, they made me sign out AMA and now insurance most likely won't pay for it.  I feel dumb for even going I should have known better but my boss practically made me.  I was really worried it just wasn't like him to not move. He moved like twice while I was there and then nothing until about 5pm.  But the next day (yesterday) he was moving like CRAZY! what a brat!

 

and my contacts still haven't come in- hopefully today.

 

Holley- enjoy your new bed!!  That is very exciting.  and I know the feeling about the house cleaning.  Sometimes I feel like I am in the movie groundhogs day with cleaning.  I get it done and then I work a day or 2 and then its all a wreck again.  I feel like I can't get big things done because I'm always doing little stuff- like sweep, mop, vacuum, dishes, laundry.

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I bought a breast pump today! I got the Lansinoh one that's supposed to be just like the Ameda Purely Yours. It seems kinda flimsy and doesn't come with a carrying bag or extra bottles or anything so I hope it's worth the money. Anybody know what kind of bottles are compatible? I'd love to be able to just pop a nipple on and be good to go.

 

We also picked up a couple of baby outfits, but it just reminded me of how much there still is that we don't have. We need onesies, socks, sleepers, hats, blankets, a bath, towels, diapers, etc. We hardly have anything! I guess I didn't realize with DS how much we really needed because my family send a ton of stuff, plus I had a shower. No shower this time and I've hardly gotten any gifts (just a few sleepers for Christmas) so it looks like we're on our own. But at least we have the important stuff - we have a travel system, a pouch sling, and a bassinet.

 

I've been having regular BH contractions and lots of pressure/tugging on the sides of my bump. I'm guessing it's the ligaments stretching. I'm still working 60-hour weeks trying to finish my externship. I graduate Feb 11th, so I'm almost done. In a couple of weeks, we're going to be able to look at apartments and we'll finally move. Yay! My roommate is driving me NUTS and I can't wait to have our own space. Hopefully this baby doesn't decide to show up quite as early as big brother (37 weeks) so we can make sure to get everything unpacked and ready so I'm not giving birth in the middle of a pile of boxes!


Sorry I don't know about the pump, but you could buy some inexpensive, standard size rings and see if they fit the threads. If they do, then it's a standard size and you ought to be able to use any bottle with it. Congratulations on graduation and moving! I hope you can find a nice place. I've gone back and forth about moving, but we ended up deciding to stay put. We're only going to be in the area for another year and a half, and I can't see the point in going through the hassle of moving for an extra 200sq ft. I love moving (not the packing and schlepping part) but the getting into a new space and getting set up afresh. It's a great time to get rid of stuff too!

 



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Mclisa- I don't even get out of work until 7 and I'm ready to fall asleep then, too!! 

 

I'm so happy to have 2 days off. My legs and hips are KILLING me. I worked pre-op yesterday- which is nothing but standing- and running around- hours at a time. If I work in the OR or recovery I can sit here and there to chart but pre-op you stand for all of it. UGH!   I had a chiropractor visit, my first- on Monday and one today but I felt worse after Monday.  Hopefully today is better. 

 

I'm so embarassed about this but I went to triage at work on wed because I hadn't felt the baby move since tuesday night.  If I hadn't been at work I would have called my mw but I was at work and everyone was freaking me out. and he just wouldn't budge. I ate, had juice, pushed on him- nothing. Of course he was fine, my bp initially was up (but fine on a recheck) they wanted to do a gazillion tests and I refused and essentially called the resident and his attending stupid, they made me sign out AMA and now insurance most likely won't pay for it.  I feel dumb for even going I should have known better but my boss practically made me.  I was really worried it just wasn't like him to not move. He moved like twice while I was there and then nothing until about 5pm.  But the next day (yesterday) he was moving like CRAZY! what a brat!

 

and my contacts still haven't come in- hopefully today.

 

Holley- enjoy your new bed!!  That is very exciting.  and I know the feeling about the house cleaning.  Sometimes I feel like I am in the movie groundhogs day with cleaning.  I get it done and then I work a day or 2 and then its all a wreck again.  I feel like I can't get big things done because I'm always doing little stuff- like sweep, mop, vacuum, dishes, laundry.



I'm sorry about you experience the other day. It is really scary when they don't move for a while, isn't it? And of course when you're busy and freaked out to boot then it's harder to concentrate and feel those really small movements too. At least I think it is. Are you not giving birth at the hospital you work in? Maybe there is some antagonism because of that? I don't get why they made you sign out AMA...of course it is probably just a big load of CYA. I hope your contacts come in soon!

 

Today we got up waay late, it's now 11:15 and I've got to move my butt to get stuff cleared out of the way for the bed delivery guys. And get a shower. gar.

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i think this little one is trying to get heads down today. stronger movements and more poking shifting above my belly button than ever. i also think this baby is hanging out facing forward since I cant palpate a body most days. its early so who knows what this kid will do. other than all fours what can I do to ensure this kid is NOT sunny side up?

 

on a side note... i really miss my feet

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It's DH's birthday tomorrow so we're going out and celebrating with some friends.  I feel a little guilty because family wants us to come and visit them but I just don't feel like spending 4 hours round trip in the car with the kids for a day.  Plus I'm getting to the point where I don't want to go far from home in case the baby wants to come early.  I'm beginning to think we won't see them until after the baby's born (and I'm kinda ok with that).


Nerdymom - congrats on the new bed!  I'm jealous, especially since it's a king.  

 

Mandy - we actually got quite a few outfits from friends and family with our 2nd.  It was totally unexpected.  I'm really hoping it doesn't happen again, only because I never did get around to sending out the thank you notes for that stuff blush.gif.

 

Becca - I remember something like that happened to me with DS.  I hadn't felt him in awhile and freaked, calling the MW.  Of course a couple of hours later not only is he moving but he was strong enough that DH felt him move for the 1st time.  Glad to hear that he's ok though.

 

 

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I'm so embarassed about this but I went to triage at work on wed because I hadn't felt the baby move since tuesday night.  If I hadn't been at work I would have called my mw but I was at work and everyone was freaking me out. and he just wouldn't budge. I ate, had juice, pushed on him- nothing. Of course he was fine, my bp initially was up (but fine on a recheck) they wanted to do a gazillion tests and I refused and essentially called the resident and his attending stupid, they made me sign out AMA and now insurance most likely won't pay for it.  I feel dumb for even going I should have known better but my boss practically made me.  I was really worried it just wasn't like him to not move. He moved like twice while I was there and then nothing until about 5pm.  But the next day (yesterday) he was moving like CRAZY! what a brat!

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Our new bed is here, set up and ready to sleep in. It takes up almost our entire room, lol! We're going to have to put DH's antique secretary (a family heirloom from the NL) in storage, along with DS's twin mattress. We're going to downgrade him to this toddler bed for now. We'll get a decent mattress and some cute linens at Ikea. Since he only sleeps in it at night, and he falls asleep with one of us in our bed, then we move him to his bed, I figure a downsize for him won't be such a big deal. This is our room right now...as you can see...there's not much space for anything else in there. We have two dressers, one is low and will act as cloth diaper storage, baby clothes and linens storage, and a changing table. The other dresser is DH's, all my clothes are in the closet. DS's are in the office. I feel like it isn't very efficient, but it's the best I can come up with, for now.

 

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And here is DS, having his bedtime snack (graham crackers and kefir) in bed, as usual. We're used to the crumbs! lol

 

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I've now got everything I really need for the baby. A bed, a carrier, and diapers. Everything else is just fluff at this point.

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Awww, your little boy is SO CUTE!

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