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Baby in the Bajingo ~ TTC #1 In Our 30's Graduates ~ Spring 2011 - Page 2
Hey! Thanks for starting this thread. I only have a couple weeks until my due date (EEEP!) but I'll join--I'd love a way to keep up with other TTC #1 in our 30s ladies, as that thread offered so much support during my TTC time! I am 33, due April 26, after 14 months trying (this includes a molar pregnancy diagnosed at 8 weeks, and then a mandatory 6 month waiting period before we could try again).
Just in the last couple weeks I have been ready to be done with this pregnancy. Baby, stop pressing on my cervix/bladder when I walk! Actually, don't stop, because I think that's helping my body get ready for labor.
While the apartment is still a mess I think we are basically set up, at least for the first few weeks--got the crib set up yesterday. We were going to sidecar it but the mattress height differential is too much, so I think we'll just have the crib right next to the bed and it won't be too much to lean over and pick her up or deposit her back in it without me having to get out of bed. It's a super cute mini crib--I LOVE how compact it is. http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3538757
So we've got that, a nice used dresser w/changing top, a stash of cloth and disposable diapers (I think we'll use sposies the first few weeks until I'm up for doing more laundry), plenty of clothes, and my boobs--what else do we need? I'm gonna pick up a Moby wrap in the next couple weeks and we will be ready to go. My mom is coming for the birth and will stay and help out for a couple weeks.
Hi Blanca! I think I recognize a couple other of you ladies as well. I'm 33 and I'm 33 weeks, very exciting. We decided to TTC about 5 months before we did, but illness and travel kept interfering, amazingly we ended up actually getting it on the first real go.
I too have missed the TTC forums, lots of lovely supportive people in there. Thanks for the thread!
I had a really good pregnancy day with my DP. I have had a hard time getting him to open up and tell me his thoughts about this pregnancy. I think he is half scared because of our past m/c and half just not feeling real to him yet. Today we went to target to look for some work clothes for him and I stopped in the maternity section to look real quick. He actually came in with me and told me what he liked and didn't like. Then he brought up whether we were going to find out the gender which we have talked about but not since TTC. Then we saw a pregnant lady in line who was showing and I told him I couldn't wait to look like that and he told me he couldn't wait for me to look like that too. He told me he is jealous of a girl at work who is the same # of weeks as me but has had 3 kids already and is already showing. He is so cute. I am glad he is finally opening up.
Welcome, Blanca and Elonwy. Good to see you both here.
Blanca - sounds like you're pretty much ready! I imagine you must be getting so excited, it's getting so close to baby-meeting time! I already ordered a stretchy wrap second-hand, and I have some clothes, but I have a ways to go until I'm as ready as you are.
Tank - that's great that you had such a good day with your husband. Mine doesn't get too verbose about anything, so he hasn't said a lot about it, but I think he's at least moderately excited. And he was very apologetic when he caused me to spill chainsaw oil on one of my three pairs of maternity pants, so he's paying attention at least. It's sweet that your guy was jealous of the other woman showing.
Cristini - yeah, I can't have a homebirth either, unless I want to go unassisted, which I really don't, but I did find that pretty interesting. And I like the idea of knowing what procedures they might choose to do, and why, when I'm in the hospital. My sister thinks I shouldn't read up too much because I'll scare myself, but I would rather have information than be in the dark. What really would scare me is if they said that they were going to do something to me, or I had some complication, and I didn't know what it was! I would much rather know than not. My library ordered in a bunch of birthing books for me on interlibrary loan, so I've got lots of information in front of me.
Val - not wanting an epidural does not make you a wimp at all! It's supposed to provide pain relief, so not wanting one makes you stronger, right? But yeah, keeping your options open is always wise. I guess here it's really hard to get one anyway, which is fine by me, because I don't really even want the option. On the other hand, I can get nitrous oxide (laughing gas), which I've had before at the dentist and liked. I like that that's an option - it's short term, self-administered, has no known ill effects for the baby (except for one study which found a higher probability of amphetamine use in adult life, which is something I could explain to the kid about why they should never use amphetamines - since they would be even more dangerous for them than for most people). My sister told me that she was doing okay with her pain-med free labor until she overheard the nurse say it would be at least another two hours, when she had already been stuck in transition for a couple of hours (baby's face was turned the wrong way). Then she wanted an epidural, but they couldn't get her one right away, so she had to just live without, and then less than an hour later (I think she said), baby was born. She said that she hadn't realized how much she would want it, but also that she didn't end up getting it and made it through anyway. So it can definitely be done, even when the laboring woman isn't sure that it can!
Birdie - I'm only partway through Ina May's Guide right now, just finished the birth stories and now on to the second part. So far I really like the positive feelings it's focusing on. Sometimes I need a reminder that I can do difficult tasks, just like women have been doing them for hundreds of thousands of years. And I've heard that the non-vegan or non-vegetarian cravings are fairly common. Some women just go ahead and eat what they're craving, thinking that their body must need it. I'm not so 100% sure, because I'm pretty sure I don't NEED olives, but it's hard to be certain - I might need salt, but there are other possible sources. Just like if you're craving animal products you might need more B12 or protein, but there are other sources for those too. Good luck on getting through that stuff. And congratulations on your new job! I took a list of recommended daily intakes for pregnancy and looked at the prenatals, then picked the one that was closest. It didn't have as much C or calcium as it should, so I take those separately as well. I think the options are pretty limited here, since it's quite a small town, but I'm reasonably happy with the ones I'm taking. Don't remember what they're called, though.
Which brings me to:
AFM: I'm probably (almost certainly) being overly paranoid, but I had a tiny tiny bit of pink-tinged discharge two days ago, and then occasional very light brown-tinged discharge yesterday and today . . . so I'm not getting off the couch until my ultrasound tomorrow. I'm nearly certain that it's just a yeast infection, but just in case it's something more serious, I figure bed rest (or as near as I can manage) won't hurt anything, for just two days. I'm glad my u/s is so soon, because then I can be precautionary without it being unduly ridiculous. My husband has been doing a lot of work by himself, just because I've been feeling pretty tired, and he's been very good about just doing it and not acting like I'm being unreasonable . . . even though I probably am. Anyway, tomorrow will probably be very reassuring.
There was a cute little baby, and it kicked its little feet, and it had a heartbeat of 160, and everything looked good. Yay! I'm so relieved and so excited. Congratulations to you too, Tank, it's really cool that the two of us are going through so many of the same things at the same time.
good luck with your u/s tomorrow birdie.
val I have no idea where to shop for maternity clothes online. I have been just looking at target and old navy in their sales racks every once in a while. I don't need any formal clothing. I actually wear grimier clothes to work than I do on a weekend so most of the stuff I am looking at is cheaper anyway.
YAY! to all the graduates and the little heartbeats! I am at the point of counting down the days til I don't have to come to work anymore. UGH.
My due date is May 28th. I am just huge and uncomfortable and my stomach hurts all the time because my skin is soooo stretched and the baby likes to dig its knees into my intestines (so not comfy). But yah know what? It's a baby and it's healthy so far and it's awesome and I cannot wait to meet this little person.
I felt her moving around 18-19 weeks, but nothing I was positive was movement until 19-20 weeks. Before that it was just little occasional tickles. By 20-21 weeks, it was more definitely pokes/kicks, and DH felt her move around 22 weeks.
RE: Maternity clothes--I wouldn't buy much until you get a better sense of what your body will do while pregnant! I did pick up some pants for cheap at a consignment store (worth looking for--they sell top brand stuff for way cheap, and for me it wasn't worth it to get anything full price that I'd only wear for a few months). But besides the pants, I didn't really need any maternity stuff until at least 25-27 weeks--it took me FOREVER to really show, and I still get comments all the time about how my belly isn't that big. I would have expected to have gotten much bigger sooner.
Thanks for the info, Blanca & Meander!
I was curious as to when first-timers felt the movement. A lot of ladies in my DDC have other kids, so they are feeling stuff way early. It was making me paranoid! And I still feel stuff sometimes where I'm like "what was that?" but it's nothing that I would swear was movement - like you said Meander, it could be gas. ;)
Blanca, thanks for the maternity clothes info. I had to go shopping this week, I couldn't even zip my jeans earlier, and I have a ton of wedding festivities that I have to attend. Luckily JC Penney had a good sale. So far I've just bought a few pair of pants (2 capris and one black pants) and a few shirts (which I would seriously wear even if I wasn't pregnant, they're cute... hoping I don't stretch them out too bad). I really wanted to wait until later to buy clothes, and if it hadn't been for this wedding, I would have. I don't care what I look like going to work, and around the house I can live in yoga pants. The pants I bought are the full panel ones, so hopefully I'll gain most of my weight in my belly and not my hips - that way these can still fit at least for a few more months!
Happy Friday, everyone!