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Neuro: How did the kick count go?

 


It went okay.  I was at work and distracted, so it took longer than usual, but I normally do kick counts at 8:30 in the evening (after dinner), so I don't think that means anything.  I'm still feeling movement, and there's not a lot of blood.

 

post #142 of 389

I'm glad everything's ok.  I would have probably totally freaked out.

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So sorry for you ladies who are constipated!  Oreos do it for me.  I agree, Jcregan, it's not fiber in prune juice, it's something else.  That's a miserable feeling.  I was so convinced when DD was born I would have an 8-pound log, and they would slap a hat on it and call it twins.  I was so miserable!

 

Katroska, that's unbelievable.  If I were you, I'd make as many plans as possible for the next few days to guarantee you go into labor.  ;)  I love Cara Cara oranges right now, but every time I peel one, my kids are begging for them.

 

Veganemma, 2 isn't so bad, but for all the grouchy.

 

Both my 5yo and 3yo had pee accidents last night, so we officially have NO blankets in the house, so the four of us (and I'm like the size of the space shuttle) slept in our little twin bed last night.  My kids are so crazy right now.  I'm trying to pay more attention to them and complete a couple projects for them (a scrapbook for DS and a scarf I'm knitting for DD), so finding out about the c/s Thursday was kind of a shock.  I have so many things to do first!  And DD painted on the wall while i was heating up lunch.  She's 5.  She's totally acting out.  Those of you with lots of kids, how do you handle it when your kids go crazy right before birth?  And DD feels so badly.  I think she's a little low on impulse control right now.  Me too!

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BTW veganemma, I've been eating like a cow.  I've put on 17 pounds this pregnancy, 3 of which I gained in the last week!

 

Jessica, take care of yourself!  I'm glad you and the OB are on the same page.

 

Marissa, that sucks.  :(  Seems like the plague is going around right now.

post #145 of 389

Yeah, there's actually some sort of chemical in prune juice that makes your intestines contract.

 

Serious allergy issues here.  Took a Zyrtec last night and it helped a little.  But today I felt more like I had a cold than allergies.  Bleck.  I don't want to feel like this and have a baby!  Started taking a bunch of vit C and drinking ginger tea.  We'll see what happens.

 

Also feeling grumpy today.  My emotions had been pretty stable and happy for a while, but now, not so much.  Don't really want to go into labor with a foul attitude either!  I'll be 38 weeks tomorrow.

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I got the labormate iphone app for fun. I figured it would be helpful for me to keep track of contractions if DH isn't around. Last time, he kept a spreadsheet which we still have and is interesting to look at. I'm sure he'll do it again this time as well.

 

 


I just installed the iphone app "full term."  It's free & looks nice for keeping track of contractions.

 

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I'm 39 weeks tomorrow and feeling pretty good and agile in the daytimes. Evenings I feel huge and swollen and crampy. No real contractions yet, but lots of BH and lots of big feet and elbows out movements and scrabbly hands right down under my pubic bone. My belly's smaller this time, but I'm sure the baby is bigger.  DD was born at 39 weeks and I'm having a hard time waiting.....feeling emotional and tired, easy to tears. Doesn't help that DD is getting her 2 year molars and wants to nurse again every day, which is just too painful for me right now. I've told her she can start again when my milk comes back in. She's obsessed with boobs all of a sudden and even tried to nurse on her grandma last week!

Nice to know I'm not alone in the waiting game! smile.gif

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ROFL, Lyss!  I laughed so hard at the comment about "slap a hat on it and call it twins" that my mom made me tell her what was so funny.

 

I'm actually not constipated now--of course, being gluten-free has definitely had a positive effect on that, not only because it was screwing up my system in general but because it's led to us eating a lot fewer refined carbs.  For example, the gluten-free version of Oreos is pretty tolerable but painfully expensive.  Heh.  So I binge on box-mix brownies.  I remember how horrendous it was after DD was born, though--how I described it at the time was that my "pushers" were traumatized and didn't want to work--pushing was a fairly horrendous experience last time, which was a huge disappointment, I gotta say.  What I am having trouble with, though, is that I swear my pelvis has basically given up the ghost and now my poor crotch is trying to hold up roughly seven pounds of baby, so it takes my system a little time to work things around the skull that's sitting on my rectum. irked.gif

 

You'll have to do better to impress me with your weight gain, though, Lyss.  I started at 112 lbs (still including nursing weight, at that time) and have gained 43 pounds, including a ten pound spurt in two weeks a while back and four pounds in a week last week.  I know people who have gained more, but it doesn't help that my six foot DH and I now weigh the same thing. 

 

My mother decided that I was such a wreck that she was just going to stay for the duration, because baby in or baby out, I'm a total wreck.  I can hardly walk, and it feels like someone's sucked the oxygen out of my air.  She's been cleaning and cooking and playing with DD while I basically lie around because I'm too uncomfortable and trippy-feeling to read or play games or watch movies--I just can't concentrate on a damn thing.  Me, I could probably be an obedient patient for bed rest right now, but good lord am I glad to have no reason--I'm so sorry for the scares people are having!

 

So tomorrow is my due date, and tonight I'm going to eat romaine salad with dinner and have pineapple for dessert, and I already had my "walk" (the grocery store, which was about more than I could manage), because OMG I'm so ready for labor and as ready as I'll ever be to meet my son and besides all that I'm really, really ready to start the process of healing and recovering from 9 months of ever-greater invalidism.

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And, insult to injury, during the days of prodromal labor leading up to my mental-health induction with her, I clogged the toilet in our apartment.  I thought I was in labor - I was having strong and regular contractions, and it was university housing.  It was the day before my due date, I was in my nightgown, barely able to stand up, couldn't really talk, alone, and the maintenance guy had to come in.  :(  It was seriously a disaster.  I don't recommend an 8-pound buildup to ANYONE. 

 

I have gluten sensitivity, too, but the opposite of constipation.  Hence the oreos.  ;)

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ps squrrl, I'm sorry you feel so badly.  Hopefully labor is around the corner for you!

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I just installed the iphone app "full term."  It's free & looks nice for keeping track of contractions.

 


That's the one I picked, too.  :)

 

post #152 of 389

Hi everyone...

 

I am still surprised one week into March and there are only five babies born in our DDC? Where's Aily tonight, is that what she is up too?

 

Neuro, glad everything seems ok...my first was early though and it really caught me off guard...so you never know...but feel free to send some of those labor vibes this way if you like...Katroshka I am with you....my DD is Wed. and I am actually surprised I am still preggers...my MW's didn't seem to think I'd make it to my due date (and officially I haven't yet) because it's my third, and all the contractions etc....actually today I was really glad she didn't come because we had two feet of snow with blowing & drifting and there were points where we just couldn't have gone anywhere....it was a funny feeling to be wanting it, wanting it and then....oh no, not now please!  But now we could get out so I am back to wanting it!!!!

 

Re: the constipation thing...TMI but my hemorrhoids are back and they really hurt and I am actually fearing their pain more than birth and I think it's making me constipated! I am trying to get them down to a dull roar with ice packs...I was really constipated before my second was born and when my MW checked me she was like "you've got "stuff" in there and you should try to go" and I was like "I have been for days!"  So of course it came out when I pushed but at that point I didn't give a ....you know what!  When I asked here "What could I have done" and this time asked my MW what could I do if it's like that again for me and she said a glycerin suppository but not sure that goes well w/hemorrhoids...sorry Mamas thanks for listening to my gross problems!

 

Thank goodness for this board...you guys are great!

Stella

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ugh, i can't imagine so many people in such a small bed!!!! my son was having a lot of nighttime accidents the last few weeks, but that seems to have ended with his cold. yay. not fun for the pregnant lady, who's already getting up so much due to pee!!

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So sorry for you ladies who are constipated!  Oreos do it for me.  I agree, Jcregan, it's not fiber in prune juice, it's something else.  That's a miserable feeling.  I was so convinced when DD was born I would have an 8-pound log, and they would slap a hat on it and call it twins.  I was so miserable!

 

Katroska, that's unbelievable.  If I were you, I'd make as many plans as possible for the next few days to guarantee you go into labor.  ;)  I love Cara Cara oranges right now, but every time I peel one, my kids are begging for them.

 

Veganemma, 2 isn't so bad, but for all the grouchy.

 

Both my 5yo and 3yo had pee accidents last night, so we officially have NO blankets in the house, so the four of us (and I'm like the size of the space shuttle) slept in our little twin bed last night.  My kids are so crazy right now.  I'm trying to pay more attention to them and complete a couple projects for them (a scrapbook for DS and a scarf I'm knitting for DD), so finding out about the c/s Thursday was kind of a shock.  I have so many things to do first!  And DD painted on the wall while i was heating up lunch.  She's 5.  She's totally acting out.  Those of you with lots of kids, how do you handle it when your kids go crazy right before birth?  And DD feels so badly.  I think she's a little low on impulse control right now.  Me too!


hehe, i'm so glad i tracked that comment down after seeing this. toooo funny!

 

that's about where i was when i had my son, and where i ended up - weight wise. i managed to lose it all within 6 months or so. i started heavier this time.

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ROFL, Lyss!  I laughed so hard at the comment about "slap a hat on it and call it twins" that my mom made me tell her what was so funny.

 

I'm actually not constipated now--of course, being gluten-free has definitely had a positive effect on that, not only because it was screwing up my system in general but because it's led to us eating a lot fewer refined carbs.  For example, the gluten-free version of Oreos is pretty tolerable but painfully expensive.  Heh.  So I binge on box-mix brownies.  I remember how horrendous it was after DD was born, though--how I described it at the time was that my "pushers" were traumatized and didn't want to work--pushing was a fairly horrendous experience last time, which was a huge disappointment, I gotta say.  What I am having trouble with, though, is that I swear my pelvis has basically given up the ghost and now my poor crotch is trying to hold up roughly seven pounds of baby, so it takes my system a little time to work things around the skull that's sitting on my rectum. irked.gif

 

You'll have to do better to impress me with your weight gain, though, Lyss.  I started at 112 lbs (still including nursing weight, at that time) and have gained 43 pounds, including a ten pound spurt in two weeks a while back and four pounds in a week last week.  I know people who have gained more, but it doesn't help that my six foot DH and I now weigh the same thing. 

 

My mother decided that I was such a wreck that she was just going to stay for the duration, because baby in or baby out, I'm a total wreck.  I can hardly walk, and it feels like someone's sucked the oxygen out of my air.  She's been cleaning and cooking and playing with DD while I basically lie around because I'm too uncomfortable and trippy-feeling to read or play games or watch movies--I just can't concentrate on a damn thing.  Me, I could probably be an obedient patient for bed rest right now, but good lord am I glad to have no reason--I'm so sorry for the scares people are having!

 

So tomorrow is my due date, and tonight I'm going to eat romaine salad with dinner and have pineapple for dessert, and I already had my "walk" (the grocery store, which was about more than I could manage), because OMG I'm so ready for labor and as ready as I'll ever be to meet my son and besides all that I'm really, really ready to start the process of healing and recovering from 9 months of ever-greater invalidism.

awe, no such things as TMI in my opinion. except for TOS stuff around these parts, i guess. Sorry you're in pain :(

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Hi everyone...

 

I am still surprised one week into March and there are only five babies born in our DDC? Where's Aily tonight, is that what she is up too?

 

Neuro, glad everything seems ok...my first was early though and it really caught me off guard...so you never know...but feel free to send some of those labor vibes this way if you like...Katroshka I am with you....my DD is Wed. and I am actually surprised I am still preggers...my MW's didn't seem to think I'd make it to my due date (and officially I haven't yet) because it's my third, and all the contractions etc....actually today I was really glad she didn't come because we had two feet of snow with blowing & drifting and there were points where we just couldn't have gone anywhere....it was a funny feeling to be wanting it, wanting it and then....oh no, not now please!  But now we could get out so I am back to wanting it!!!!

 

Re: the constipation thing...TMI but my hemorrhoids are back and they really hurt and I am actually fearing their pain more than birth and I think it's making me constipated! I am trying to get them down to a dull roar with ice packs...I was really constipated before my second was born and when my MW checked me she was like "you've got "stuff" in there and you should try to go" and I was like "I have been for days!"  So of course it came out when I pushed but at that point I didn't give a ....you know what!  When I asked here "What could I have done" and this time asked my MW what could I do if it's like that again for me and she said a glycerin suppository but not sure that goes well w/hemorrhoids...sorry Mamas thanks for listening to my gross problems!

 

Thank goodness for this board...you guys are great!

Stella

I don't want to go to work!

post #154 of 389

Just wanted to encourage everyone that it will be your turn really soon!!!

 

I can't wait to hear about all the babies!

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My midwife just left.  She had me do the GBS swab (results should be back by Friday).  She heard a heartbeat, felt that the baby is head down (and got a kick out of him in the process), told me I'm measuring right on, and deemed my blood pressure acceptable.  So we're not worrying about the bleeding (which is pretty much gone by now).  She said it was probably capillary blood from the cervix and may even have been caused by his head dropping a little.

 

I hope those of you who are feeling ready go into labor now Now NOW!  ;)

 

p.s. kaPOW! -- I don't want to go to work, either.  But I'd better...  My boss said jokingly yesterday I have one more project to finish before I'm allowed to have the baby.

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Glad everything looks good, Neuro!  Woo hoo!

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ps squrrl, I'm sorry you feel so badly.  Hopefully labor is around the corner for you!

Ditto- I hope it's around the corner for all of us who are "due"!

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Also feeling grumpy today.  My emotions had been pretty stable and happy for a while, but now, not so much.  Don't really want to go into labor with a foul attitude either!  I'll be 38 weeks tomorrow.

 

Yesterday I was so grumpy too, and actually kinda depressed. It was my due date and I just didn't think I'd make it there with the past 3w of prodromal stuff. DH got me out of the house in the afternoon and it made me feel much better. Hang in there!

 

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TMI but my hemorrhoids are back and they really hurt and I am actually fearing their pain more than birth and I think it's making me constipated! I am trying to get them down to a dull roar with ice packs...I was really constipated before my second was born and when my MW checked me she was like "you've got "stuff" in there and you should try to go" and I was like "I have been for days!"  So of course it came out when I pushed but at that point I didn't give a ....you know what!  When I asked here "What could I have done" and this time asked my MW what could I do if it's like that again for me and she said a glycerin suppository but not sure that goes well w/hemorrhoids...sorry Mamas thanks for listening to my gross problems!


Is there such a thing as TMI in here? :D I'm sorry you're dealing with this. I had them horribly last pg and now actually have large "skin tags" left from them that I've read won't go away without surgery. My midwife assured me they are very common, but I fear one of the tearing during birth-yikes!

 

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Just wanted to encourage everyone that it will be your turn really soon!!!

 

I can't wait to hear about all the babies!

Thanks Sand- I'm happy at least a few of us are snuggling babes.

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My midwife just left.  She had me do the GBS swab (results should be back by Friday).  She heard a heartbeat, felt that the baby is head down (and got a kick out of him in the process), told me I'm measuring right on, and deemed my blood pressure acceptable.  So we're not worrying about the bleeding (which is pretty much gone by now).  She said it was probably capillary blood from the cervix and may even have been caused by his head dropping a little.

 

Glad everything is ok Neuro- that stuff can be worrisome.

 

AFM- 40w 1d (can you tell I'm counting at this point) and feeling nothing today. Last night I started feeling really off- kinda of indigestion but not, gassy, butterflies and cervical stretching. I told DH it could be something but might just be another stepping stone. I went to bed at 10 (about an hr late for me) and proceeded to be kept awake for 2hrs by my super mellow baby for the first time ever this pg. She has never ever moved like that- she was kicking and rolling her back like crazy and I was having mild contrax fairly close together.

I finally got concerned about her because we are watching for changes in movement because of possible water bag leak. I got up and used the fetoscope to count her hb and it was about 150bpm-fine. Went back to bed and finally got to sleep thinking maybe this was it- she was obviously trying to get in a good position for something! Well today nothing so far- oh well. Hopefully that was a move toward laboring soon.

 

We still haven't heard from Ailly huh?



 

 

post #158 of 389

super tired today. I'm so going to get back into my jammies....

 

I finished some of the projects I had been wanting to, so after dh hangs up the baby hammock I'm done with all the baby prep. No labor until mom gets here on the 15th though, that's what I'm going for!

post #159 of 389

I better have this baby soon. I'm completely out of patience with DD. I don't know what her deal has been the last few days, but she spends half the time her dad is gone just screaming at me. 

post #160 of 389

Hi ladies! Am I the only one who likes being pregnant and wants the baby to stay in as long as it wants? I am just really nervous about having to deal with 2. And I am 39w but I wouldn't mind going overdue! With my first I was counting the minutes until my duedate. I am excited to meet my baby and find out the gender, but I am in no rush! 

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