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post #41 of 107

Hang in there mamas. It sounds like we're all having a rough time right now!

 

My appointment went well today. My 24 hr test actually came back clean so they're thinking we're dealing with pregnancy induced hypertension and not preeclampsia which is great. The dr said if my bp stays down I can move to reduced activity instead of bedrest after 35w. So excited!

post #42 of 107

It does sound like we are all having a tough week.  I am sorry to hear about the crappy moving and car breaking down... what a total pain!  At least you are having a night off, what a treat!  That salted caramel milkshake sounds like heaven!  I just made a double batch of chocolate and peanut butter chip toll house cookies.  yum!

 

I have those ON yoga pants too!  I love them.  I have one pair in a S, a M, and now a L. lol.  They are so comfortable!  I have the same problem with my feet getting stuck in them though!  DP likes to laugh at me trying to get my feet into them.  :)  I wear them all the time since I am so big nothing else is comfortable anymore. 

 

I have gone to the chiropractor twice now and am finding it helpful for my hip/ back pain.  The first time I went my right leg was a whole inch shorter than my left b/c my pelvis was so out of whack!  No wonder I've been waddling so much!  I had ribs and both SI joints out of place, along with the longer leg.  What a mess.... no wonder I've been so uncomfortable.  I still have a pretty hard time sleeping at night, but walking and sitting have gotten better. 

 

We ordered our Tempupedic bed on President's Day and they told us it would be delivered in less than a week and we still haven't gotten it!  I am so mad at the mattress store!  We have called them twice this week and they don't even know when it will be in!  ARGGG!  I know I would be so much more comfortable at night in that nice new bed if we could just get it here.  I'm seriously considering calling other stores in town to see if anyone has it in stock and just buying it somewhere else at this point.  It seems totally rediculous to me that they can't even tell us when to expect it!

 

I met with the MW and the back up MW (in case I go into labor while the MW is away 4/19- 4/25.... my EDD is 4/28!) this week.  The baby is now head down and seems to be staying there.  We will be meeting every two weeks from now on.  I love my midwife and the back up, so I am glad we can meet more often.  Plus she gives me a hot stone massage at every meeting, so that helps.  :) 

 

We officially have everything we need for the baby... car seat, cds, all of it.... i think.  A children's consignment shop a couple blocks from our house is having a quarter sale tomorrow, hoping to get some cute stuff there.  Seems like all we need is clothing at this point.  I really wish I know what we are having!  Everyone thinks this baby is a BOY.  I even overheard a couple mom's at our school (who I don't really know) looking at me and analyzing the way I am carrying and they all seemed to think it was a boy too!  lol. 

 

Now I just need to give the house a good cleaning in a couple weeks and get together the birth supplies and we will be good to go. 

 

Does anyone know if Nerdymom is ok?  She usually posts pretty regularly and I noticed we haven't heard from her in a little while....

post #43 of 107
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my gambling paid off.  I told them I would take call at work yesterday (got called in early and worked 730-130) and then asked them to give me 1st chance to be on call today.  so even if I get called in I'm just working 2 part days instead of 12hr days.  SO. MUCH. Better.  now, hopefully I don't get called in too early.  anytime I'm on call I ALWAYS get called in so I'm sure it will happen just a matter of when. 

 

Alicia your night sounds fabulous.  hope you enjoy your 'me time'  I know I always end up missing the girls when they are gone and then when thay are home they are fighting within minutes and I am ready for them to go away again. what exactly is a dutch baby pancake??  i LOVE pancakes this pregnancy.  I think I might make the fam go out for pancakes this am if I don't get called in.

 

funny thing about accidental UC.  I'm a labor nurse- I should totally be able to deliver a baby. I've done it plenty of times.  Just not prepared if it happens to me!!  My MW saiid if it happens she will just come here.  leave placenta attached and we will just call it a home birth/  DH looked at me like- don't you DARE do that on purpose!!

 

Mandy- I'm sorry the move is going so crappy.  I hope the rain lets up today and you get LOTS done!!  It will all be worth it when you're done!!

 

Stacey- WOOOO-HOOOO in the 24 hour urine.  Hope your BP's saty good through the rest of the pregnancy. 

 

Dierdre- your bed situation sounds like my carpet issues.  They really pissed me off! but now that everything is done it doesn't seem like it was THAT big of a deal.  hopefully it will be the same for you and that you will be resting on your new bed soon.  although, I'm finding it hard to get too upset for the lady who gets a hot stone massage every appt!!!  JEALOUS!  my mw needs to step it up LOL!! 

 

I was thinking about Nerdymom, too.  Hopefully all is okay and shes just feeling antiisocial right now. 

 

I got my RRL from whole foods.  and I haven't gotten any emails acknowledging my order of the Polly Jeans but my payment went through so I am wondering when exactly I will get them.  I really need to start them by next week at the latest.  guess maybe I should have gone with the gentle birth.  since I'll probably end up ordering it anyway!

 

 

 

 

 

post #44 of 107
hug.gif to you, Mandy... May today be a better day.
post #45 of 107

People were alternately telling me I'm "huge" and "tiny," but only the "tiny" comments were really worrying me.  My midwife doesn't weigh me, and I'm trying not to care what my weight is.  However, I got on the Wii today and I've gained what seems like a fairly average number of pounds since my pre-pregnancy physical.  My current weight seems reasonable to me. 

 

I'll be 37 weeks on Monday and I see my midwife on Tuesday.  I think I go to weekly visits at that point -- and then she goes out of town until a day or two after my due date.  I should get to meet with the backup midwife and doula while she's gone.

 

We're going to NJ today for an art opening for my husband.  I'm excited for him, but I've got to get him on track with the nesting.  ;)  We have so much decluttering to do!  Maybe tomorrow.

 

I had some mattress woes, too!  We ordered an organic wool mattress for our cradle (which my grandfather made).  It had to be a custom size, and when it arrived it was 2 inches too short.  The woman at the company (a company I'd read a ton of good reviews for) said that's normal -- that it sometimes shrinks up in shipping -- but that it should relax with weight and/or us pulling on either end.  Well, it didn't.  We still have a 2" gap in our cradle.  She's sending us a "wool pillow" to fit the gap.  I'll put it under the sheet, not loose in the cradle, but I'm still annoyed.

 

I went to the chiropractor yesterday.  I'm having mild Symphysis Pubis pain, so she did a special adjustment for that.  I think it helped.


Edited by Neuromancer - 3/5/11 at 6:55am
post #46 of 107

oh no! i'm three pages behind! subbing now so that it doesn't get worse and maybe i'll be able to catch up.

post #47 of 107

Ok, i'm some what caught up. Mostly not. Just got my baby center notice that i'm full term!!!! 37 weeks, holy crap! i do NOT want to go yet. I would actually like a 40+ week baby, as i'd really like to enjoy a week or two off of work before the baby comes. our house is not ready, and neither am i. yikes!

 

hugs to all the ladies feeling done already. hopefully you're in a low phase, and will start climbing higher again. and some of you may be feeling done because you very nearly are! who knows what this month will bring!

 

although... there haven't been tooooooo many babies in the march club yet...

post #48 of 107

second chiro apt today. more adjustments and wow I feel so much better right now. i went into the little consignment shop and walked through. it was nice to enjoy it without pain.

i have a theory i want to ask you ladies about.

with number 3 I bled really badly, I also panicked before delivery.  to the point where I was hysterical almost, on the inside (since i internalize everything)

after reading the hypno birthing book i wonder something

 

fight or flight triggers your body to send blood to vital organs, away from no essential organs  right? it described in the book sometimes a uterus being so pale its almost white from mom being so scared.

 

do you think that my fear directed boodflow away from my uterus and that once I had the baby in arms i relaxed so much, allowing blood to flow back to my uterus and overbleed? 

 

just a theory im thinking on. you ladies are all so smart i WOULD LOVE TO KNOW WHAT YOU THINK

post #49 of 107


 

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second chiro apt today. more adjustments and wow I feel so much better right now. i went into the little consignment shop and walked through. it was nice to enjoy it without pain.

i have a theory i want to ask you ladies about.

with number 3 I bled really badly, I also panicked before delivery.  to the point where I was hysterical almost, on the inside (since i internalize everything)

after reading the hypno birthing book i wonder something

 

fight or flight triggers your body to send blood to vital organs, away from no essential organs  right? it described in the book sometimes a uterus being so pale its almost white from mom being so scared.

 

do you think that my fear directed boodflow away from my uterus and that once I had the baby in arms i relaxed so much, allowing blood to flow back to my uterus and overbleed? 

 

just a theory im thinking on. you ladies are all so smart i WOULD LOVE TO KNOW WHAT YOU THINK


From a couple interesting articles I read recently that were posted in a thread about giving pitocin after birth (on the homebirth forum), I'm wondering if the adrenalin you had as a result of panicking kept your uterus from clamping down as it would have normally.

post #50 of 107

Sihaya - my MW told me not to start RRL until 36 weeks so I'll start then.

 

Mandy - sorry that your moving day was so crappy.  Hope things get better as you unpack.

 

Stacey - glad to hear that you may be downgraded from bedrest!

 

Deidre - hope your bed comes soon.  I hate when things don't get done on time.

 

Becca - I cannot believe you're still doing 12 hr shifts.  Nice to hear that you got a couple of 6 hour ones though.

 

Neuromancer and Sara - I cannot believe you're both at 37 weeks!  eek!

 

kittn - no ideas about your bleeding, but it sorta makes sense.

 

I've caught the cold my kids had.  It's weird cuz it's manifested itself differently in all 3 of us.  With DS we ended up in the ER on Mon night with croup (the only side effect he has from his prematurity - we deal with it once a year).  He was given a steriod and we were sent on our merry way.  He had a fever, (non-croup) cough and runny nose on Wed and Thurs but was otherwise fine.  DD developed a fever, runny nose and (non-croup) cough Thurs and Fri nights and still has runny nose.  I have runny nose but no cough or fever.  I feel like crap though and have relinquished all parenting duties to DH, which meant that DS was sitting inturrpting me during my bath while DD cried herself to sleep.  *sigh*

 

I did the OGTT yesterday, it was boring and they thankfully kept the orange drink cold so it wasn't too bad to drink.  I'll find out my results next Wed at my appt.  I'm hoping that everything turned out fine.

 

Today is a very special day - the baby is at the same gestational age as DS was at birth (34w6d).  So I've now carried her longer than him!

post #51 of 107
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Today is a very special day - the baby is at the same gestational age as DS was at birth (34w6d).  So I've now carried her longer than him!



This will be me on Friday! :-) DS was born at 35w4d which is how far along I'll be on Friday of this week. I have been eagerly looking forward to that day for a few weeks now. Glad to know I'm not being silly and that others are experiencing this as well. :)

 

post #52 of 107

Hello everyone. Thank you for thinking of me. Yes, I've been feeling a little antisocial but mostly just a teeny bit overwhelmed. I keep waffling between thinking I have plenty of time and no time at all. The panicky, no time at all feeling is with me most of the time, but when people ask me when I'm due and I say April 28th, they're like "oh, 8 weeks, so you have a little while yet". Umm, yeah. To you maybe! I have so many things I need to do, mostly sewing. Since I'm not a very fast seamstress it's taking me a while and as the days tick by I get more and more freaked out. I missed out on the last week of Feb and this past week because DS had the flu, the nasty, constantly vomiting flu, for 5 days and DH came down with it a few days after DS recovered. I've just now caught up on laundry, dishes, and I'm almost caught up on the housework. I am NOT ready for this baby to come. Although I have 3/4s of my to-do list checked off, I have almost a full newborn stash of diapers that still need sewing.

 

Mandy, I give you big bear ((hugs)) because I know moving sucks and it is even worse when you have no help getting ready beforehand. My DH and I had our biggest, ugliest, neighbors-calling-the-police argument when we were moving while I was pg the first time around. It was so horrible. The day before we were supposed to move, two days before DH had to fly out for training, we were only 1/3 packed. I was going to take the day off, but DH insisted he would do it, so I went to work. Came home, and he had packed *one* box. I walked in the door and promptly kicked the (overflowing b/c someone hadn't emptied it and it was a big pet peeve) trash can over, yelling and screaming and oh lord it was really, really bad. The move was awful. We did exactly the same thing - toss things in garbage bags. I loathe moving. I hope you have everything sorted out now and are settled in your new home.

 

And ((((group hugs)))) to everyone floating in the misery boat. I'm not too uncomfortable, but this is 32 weeks for me and Andy is lower in my pelvis than Jack ever was, it's so odd and painful to feel his head swivel and grind down near my cervix. I'm contracting constantly but that seems to be standard for me and it's not too bad most of the time. Overall I am just too darn busy to get slowed down by this baby. In a few weeks when my diapers are sewn and I'm a little more relaxed it will probably hit me all at once.

post #53 of 107

Feeling much better today. We still have to go back to the old place probably twice more to finish picking up everything, but then we're done. This place is going to be SO much better in about a million ways.

 

Is anyone else getting a feeling of when you're going to go into labor? I'm going to be 37 weeks as of March 31st and for some reason, I keep seeing the 1st of April as kind of a deadline for when I have to have everything done. I guess it's because DS was born at 37+1. I had a feeling the whole time I was pregnant with him that he would be a bit early and I was right. I've been having the same feeling with this one. I think I just tend towards shorter pregnancies. My mom had really short pregnancies with two of her three kids. My brother was right on time, I was 34 weeks, and my sister was 36 weeks.

post #54 of 107

that was me about a week ago. such a nice feeling
 

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This will be me on Friday! :-) DS was born at 35w4d which is how far along I'll be on Friday of this week. I have been eagerly looking forward to that day for a few weeks now. Glad to know I'm not being silly and that others are experiencing this as well. :)

 



 

post #55 of 107

35 weeks today :).  I have always been within 4 days of my EDD, but I am wondering if this bubbie is going to be early.  I have a friend who was due the same day with twin who had them at 33w6d (after 11 weeks of hospital bedrest -- she did awesome!) and another was due the week before me and had her baby on Saturday!  Obviously their births don't influence mine, but it has me thinking about it!  I have all the necessities, none of it washed or all the way ready or anything, but I have what I need at least.

post #56 of 107
Thread Starter 

i hear you.  I have been having some contractions today.  nothing major but I just feel off.  have been feeling dizzy, short of breath. just icky. and really feeling like there is no way this baby will make it to April 8. but i thought for sure dd #2 would be early and she was 41w3d.  so I am no good judge of that!!  Right now I am just counting down to certain milestones. 1) next Friday 37 weeks. can deliver at bc.  2) March 26- big baby shower for all the friends and DH and girls will be there! 3) April 1. last day I am scheduled to work.  UGH! almost passed out in the OR yesterday at work.  I've NEVER done that before.  so embarrassing.

 

I have baby clothes in the washer and dryer now.  I have diapers, blankets, car seat. the crib is set up.  We got a changing table/dresser thing from ikea last weekend and DH got it put up.   Things are still kinda messy and not super organized but all the essentials are there. 

 

Hope everyone has a good week this week.

 

post #57 of 107
Nadia...I'm 35 today too!!! I had my son at 39+3 and I'm HOPING that I don't go that far again...those last two weeks were MISERABLE! For some reason I keep thinking 38+ ...march baby would not upset me by any means! LOL!!! I've been saying that I hope I don't have an April fools baby...but seriously...I don't care when he comes, just as long as i don't have to wait until his EDD.

I am having a harder time sleeping the last few nights. And I'm having this crampy(not menstrual) around my tummy, like where baby is. It makes me wonder if I'm going into labor soon. I went into labor on my own with DS...i didn't feel like this, but they are all diff right...?? Lol

I actually got excited laying in bed trying to go back to sleep, thinking of going into labor and have him. Which I've been kinda worrying about it, and if it will go my way and not theirs. I just don't want to 'fight' with anyone and I need to get it in my he that this is MY BABY...not theirs. I dint give a rats about their 'policies and procedures' ....go shove them down someone elses throat. This is my third baby..I *think* I know what I'm doing! LOL

My son DOES NOT want inside me...he keeps pushing on my cervix with his dental tool and its pretty painful! I have a dr appt this Thursday...he's doing my GBS test and I'm thinking about having him check me just to see where I may or may not be. I know it means nothing...but I'm kinda curious.

It's so hard keeping up with everyone! There's so many of us in here! Lol I hope that moving, decluttering/organizing, nesting, etc goes well for everyone in the next few weeks! I wonder who's going to have their baby next...?????
post #58 of 107

I'm thinking I'll have this one before 38w. My bp is still on the high end of normal and my contractions are picking up. Once I'm off bedrest (hopefully) at the end of the week I think they'll pick up even more. I've had my DC progressively earlier too. 39w1d, 38w2d and 37w2d. DS is hoping for a 36w baby since that would continue the pattern but I'm hoping for at least 37w at this point!

post #59 of 107

35 weeks today, too! I am anxious for March 18 because I'll be within a couple days of 37w and can homebirth. With my last, I feared the main thing leading up to my due date that would require a c/s, which was a breech baby. this time, I fear the main thing that would keep me from a homebirth, which is my water breaking now. I don't want it to break to start labor either way, but especially not early. And in both (breech before or water breaking now) I don't have any reason to think it would happen, I just worry.  I'm keeping up my Vit C though.

 

DH comes back tonight, is departing soon from Orlando, from his aunt's funeral. He's been gone since early Thursday morning.  I'm realizing I'm REALLY tired on Mondays. Thankfully a woman from church is coming today (we're prayer partners) and will play with Ezra after his nap so I can nap. I layed on the couch and streamed a Thomas video from netflix for DS (22mo).

 

I have my first meeting with my doula this week, though we've been in contact a lot in the last several months as we were considering homebirth.

 

I ordered the birth prep pills from Dr Christopher's, they should come in a couple days, hopefully. I should have started them last week but I'm sure it'll be fine.  QUESTION - if I was to start last week with 1 pill a day, then 2 pills a day this week, would you just start with two pills when they arrive this week? This is the regimen for 6 weeks: "Take 1 capsule daily for the 1st week, 2 capsules daily during the 2nd week & 2 capsules 3 times a day for the 3rd week and thereafter".

 

What will everyone's weather be like around your EDD? Back in Pittsburgh where we lived when DS was born, it was more spring like than it will be here in Seattle when this baby comes. DS was born April 30, and this EDD is april 11. Summer doesn't start till July here. greensad.gif

post #60 of 107

I'm 34 weeks tomorrow.  I'm sort of dreading this birth, and trying really hard to get past that.  I was starting to feel okay about a hospital birth but the closer I get, the more depressing it sounds.  I'm planning to labor at home as long as possible with my doula (who is also a CPM) and I keep fantasizing about an accidental homebirth.  I'm also a little concerned because my mother is coming from out of town to be with DD while I'm in the hospital, so she'll be here while I'm laboring.  I hadn't really thought about the fact that my dad would plan to come to, but he is--and I don't really want him here while I'm in labor.  I don't even want my mom here, but DD will need her.  I'm starting to feel like my laboring space is being invaded, but the alternative is to labor at the hospital and I definitely don't want to do that again.  MIL wants DH to call her when we head to the hospital like last time, but for some reason that's annoying me too.  I think I'm just paranoid that she's going to end up at the house before we leave and I don't want to see anyone while I'm in labor.  Ugh.  Maybe my baby will come after an hour of labor and no one will have a chance to get here.  Fortunately, this pregnancy is getting tough enough that I think I'll be willing to go through whatever I have to just to stop being pregnant.  Everything hurts.  Rib pain, SPD, hip pain, Braxton Hicks.  I never had BH contractions with DD so they make me really paranoid.  I can't wait to be full term so that I can stop worrying about it.  I think I'm mostly paranoid because DD is still nursing. Hoping to buy a freezer this week and hoping to have time to get some meals frozen before baby comes.  I've been cooking a lot lately while I still can and I wish I could double up and freeze some but we just have nowhere to put them. I'm outgrowing my clothes and also don't want to buy more for a few more weeks.  I'm so much bigger this time than last time! 

 

Okay, enough whining.  Congrats to everyone who is full term now--we're all almost finished!

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