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post #41 of 127

i will also be 37 weeks on sunday... love.gif

 

had baby dreams all last night, feeling crampy/bh all this morning, babe is moving a lot. yesterday and today not feeling so great. nothing to really complain about, but just felt ehhh all day and now again today just want to curl up and sleep.

 

baby is pretty low. last time i checked my cervix was out of reach.

 

for some reason i just had to eat a handful of cookies and a huge glass of milk. eat.gif  time for a little walk now...

post #42 of 127

So.... guess who had to go to the hospital last night? Yeah, that's right.. me! ugh ugh ugh!

I had been having contractions and I kept chalking them up to really strong BH. Then they got super intense and regular (less than 5 minutes apart for a few hours). I finally got up the gumption to go to the hospital after having asked my OB's assistant earlier in the day what I should do. By the time I got to the hopsital, I looked like a tiger circling in his cage haha

 

Anywho... after being on the monitors forever and having 3 bags of fluid, we compromised on them giving me Tributalyne--> sp? They wanted to give me morphine as well and keep me over night, but DH was at home with DD sleeping peacefully and I didn't want to get up and drive myself home in the morning-- like a walk of shame haha

So two doses of the meds worked (although they made me super shaky and my heart was beating out of my chest... I basically had Parkinson's walking through the hospital trying to get to my car and drive home). The meds made my stomach all jello-y and the baby was obviously drugged :( I got a little sleep--- had to pee out all 3 liters of that fluid!

Woke up with contractions again this morning :( 

They def. are more spaced out and only a 4-5 on the pain scale instead of the 7-8 from last night. I made a quick trip to the OB to get checked for Group B and another cervical check (cervix closed--- not suprised, I don't dilate even in labor). The OB gave me 3 options- 1. pain meds  2. muscle relaxers for the uterus 3. deal with the pain and make it as far as we can

** I chose 3.  She convinced me to move my C-Section date to June 8th.  

I can do it, I can do it! As long as my water doesn't break or I don't dilate....

 

Super tired today. I pitched a fit and made my DH to stay home with me.... he's restfully taking naps and playing with DD.... I am having a nesting emotional breakdown that my house is a wreck and unfinished. 

post #43 of 127

I'm so sorry that you are not ready!  I know the feeling.  Hopefully you can hold off until you are ready!

 

post #44 of 127

MaryElizabeth- So sorry about the contractions! Bake baby bake!!! goodvibes.gif

 

 

My days are half and half right now. Half good, half bad. Right now I'm in the semi bad part of my day. The kids are whiny, I'm tired, DH is at the end of his rope (he was without his medication for 2 days and it's been hell!) My sewing machine is fixed (I have to use better quality thread it was throwing off the tension of the machine) so I can relax and spend some time on my bibs and button pads for Makily (my friend's daughter.)

 

Baby still has no name. I just can't seem to find one I like. As soon as 37 weeks rolls around I'm putting all my energy into get baby out vibes LOL I'm ready for the part I enjoy (nursing, diaper changes, snuggles)

 

 

post #45 of 127

Hugs MaryElizabeth, that sounds really stressful! hug2.gif How far along are you?

 

I was having contractions last week and my midwife told me that after 35 weeks, they won't try to stop labour. I wonder why not? I know 35-weekers usually do well, but even so, why not try for full-term?

post #46 of 127

MaryE that sucks! There's not much worse than having to hang out at the hospital for hours at a time, especially not when you're in pain and by yourself. Hopefully you'll be able to get some sleep today and the ctx will calm down as well.

 

I have a friend who is due on June 1st and she's been having lots of contractions the past couple of days. Nothing seems to stop them but she's not dilating either. It seems to be going around with the people that I know!

post #47 of 127
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Originally Posted by Mommy2Austin View Post

 

Baby still has no name. I just can't seem to find one I like. As soon as 37 weeks rolls around I'm putting all my energy into get baby out vibes LOL I'm ready for the part I enjoy (nursing, diaper changes, snuggles)

 

 

This baby doesn't have an official name yet either. It was really bothering me for a while but now I'm feeling really apathetic about it. I'll be packing my baby name book to take to the hospital just in case I haven't decided yet. lol

 



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Originally Posted by Snowflake777 View Post

Hugs MaryElizabeth, that sounds really stressful! hug2.gif How far along are you?

 

I was having contractions last week and my midwife told me that after 35 weeks, they won't try to stop labour. I wonder why not? I know 35-weekers usually do well, but even so, why not try for full-term?


I was always told that at 36 weeks they don't try to stop labor if it starts. I've never fully understood the reasoning behind that either, since there's a pretty significant difference between a 36 weeker and a 40 weeker.

 

post #48 of 127

Vent alert!

 

I could scream right now! I just discovered that DD has a gross oozy, crusty infection going on behind her ear. I called the nurse hotline and she said it sounded like impetigo and to keep her home until it clears up. Not a huge deal, I know, but we've all been sick for a month and I thought we were finally getting over it. DD's barely been at preschool the last few weeks. It also doesn't help that I'm totally nutso paranoid when it comes to DD being sick and I always imagine the worst case scenario. %$#%$@!!!

 

Can we get a break, please??

 

 

post #49 of 127
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Originally Posted by Snowflake777 View Post

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I was having contractions last week and my midwife told me that after 35 weeks, they won't try to stop labour. I wonder why not? I know 35-weekers usually do well, but even so, why not try for full-term?


I don't really know, but I would assume it's because whatever they do to you to stop labor (besides stuff you can do yourself like bedrest, etc.) has risks too.
post #50 of 127

I don't know why 36 weeks is the magic number, but since I don't dilate, and the baby doesn't engage, AND my water doesn't break ( from my one and only experience so far...), they don't ever want to officially diagnose that I am in "labor". My OB said today that she can't do a C-section before 38 weeks on someone who doesn't have legitmate signs of labor or fetal distress. <--- my contractions don't count as being "in labor" because they don't cause dilation or cervical change. Although I was very much in labor with DD and had no cervical change for days. Even medications used for cervical change don't work on me ---ugh. 

 

Anywho--- I am one of those that believes every week counts--- a lot! That is why we are doing everything we can to make it 39 weeks! 

 

 

Good naming vibes to those who haven't nailed one down yet! goodvibes.gif

 

SarahLynne- Sorry you're having a crummy day :( Glad you have your sewing machine to keep you happy :)

 

Snowflake--- That stinks so bad about your DD!!! I am super freak out-ish about DD getting sick too. I hate it when she gets something-- makes me feel helpless!

post #51 of 127

oh maryelizabeth...i hope this baby stays in longer for you! 

snowflake777 that sucks about the infection. i can commiserate with you, i have had this sinus cold/infection since january 17 and i am SO DONE with illness. it seems like every time i start to feel better it lasts a day or two and then it's fully blown again. i'm pretty ready to be done done, you know. my chiropractor adjusted my neck yesterday and he said it was directly lined up to my sinuses and that i should start feeling better soon. and by soon i was expecting like within the hour (LOL) and am still feeling kind of crappy. oh well.

 

i had a midwife appt today. i'm 38 weeks...she offered to check my cervix and i honestly couldn't resist...turns out i'm almost 4 cm and about half effaced...she was shocked. i'm pretty stoked on that, i'm ready to get this baby out. she offered to strip my membranes and with the knowledge that i was already that far along, i consented...i know it isn't always effective and can up the risk of infections and blah blah blah, but really, i'm confident with my decision even if it leads to nothing. i know it can't force me into labour or anything, but i'm hoping it jump starts it a bit. we'll see. my body has been "cleaning out" and i've had bloody show all afternoon (in the form of thick mucous, reddish brown) and have been reallllllllllllly crampy. like lay-in-bed-all-afternoon-and-do-nothing-crampy. i think if i was walking around i would definitely be experiencing contractions - at least braxton hicks. i am opting to just lay in bed and drink water and watch spongebob. i'm so glad my husband is home now, my poor son has definitely watched too much tv and played too much wii today. he made me an easter egg hunt and a party in his room and i am just in so much pain that i laid in his bed while he found everything for me. ughhh. parent of the year? probably.  

 

we're going to blow up the birth pool later and test it for leaks. i am wondering if we should just leave it left up but i think it will just get annoying in the middle of the living room. especially with a 5 year old who is convinced we can swim in it and a dog. yeah...it will definitely just come down i think ;)

 

we have a birthday party to go to at 7 for a friend, it's a cocktail party and i REALLY want to go. they are jamaican and i could die for jamaican food right now...i'm hoping they have made snacks. how selfish am i? lol. 

post #52 of 127

Sounds like some of these babes are getting restless! MaryElizabeth and Snowflake777, I hope your kiddos stay packed away and behaving themselves for a little while longer.

post #53 of 127

so sorry to hear this! i hope things are calm now...hug.gif
 

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Originally Posted by MaryElizabeth View Post

So.... guess who had to go to the hospital last night? Yeah, that's right.. me! ugh ugh ugh!

I had been having contractions and I kept chalking them up to really strong BH. Then they got super intense and regular (less than 5 minutes apart for a few hours). I finally got up the gumption to go to the hospital after having asked my OB's assistant earlier in the day what I should do. By the time I got to the hopsital, I looked like a tiger circling in his cage haha

 

Anywho... after being on the monitors forever and having 3 bags of fluid, we compromised on them giving me Tributalyne--> sp? They wanted to give me morphine as well and keep me over night, but DH was at home with DD sleeping peacefully and I didn't want to get up and drive myself home in the morning-- like a walk of shame haha

So two doses of the meds worked (although they made me super shaky and my heart was beating out of my chest... I basically had Parkinson's walking through the hospital trying to get to my car and drive home). The meds made my stomach all jello-y and the baby was obviously drugged :( I got a little sleep--- had to pee out all 3 liters of that fluid!

Woke up with contractions again this morning :( 

They def. are more spaced out and only a 4-5 on the pain scale instead of the 7-8 from last night. I made a quick trip to the OB to get checked for Group B and another cervical check (cervix closed--- not suprised, I don't dilate even in labor). The OB gave me 3 options- 1. pain meds  2. muscle relaxers for the uterus 3. deal with the pain and make it as far as we can

** I chose 3.  She convinced me to move my C-Section date to June 8th.  

I can do it, I can do it! As long as my water doesn't break or I don't dilate....

 

Super tired today. I pitched a fit and made my DH to stay home with me.... he's restfully taking naps and playing with DD.... I am having a nesting emotional breakdown that my house is a wreck and unfinished. 



 

post #54 of 127
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Originally Posted by Mommy2Austin View Post

 

Baby still has no name. I just can't seem to find one I like. As soon as 37 weeks rolls around I'm putting all my energy into get baby out vibes LOL I'm ready for the part I enjoy (nursing, diaper changes, snuggles)

 

 



yeah. we have a girl name. no boy name. ergh.

post #55 of 127

Are you guys without names totally stressing? It was really weighing on my mind until we decided. I at least need to have a couple of strong contenders at this point.

 

Wow, Mary Elizabeth, that sounds just awful! I hope things calm down for you.

 

I got a prenatal massage tonight and it was amazing! I have some certificates for them, so I'll be scheduling another around 37 weeks. I think I'll spring for another if I go over 40, too. I hadn't had a massage since I was pregnant with DS. Prekids, when we had 2 incomes, I got them from time to time. They really are so nice. It was weird, but nice, to be belly down for the first time in months and months. I wish I had one of those things to sleep on!

 

My other big news was that I finished baby's 4th of July soaker. There's a pic in my avi and a couple more in my blog if you're interested. Now, I'm working on 4th of July shorties for a friend's baby, then maybe something for DS.

 

Midwife appt tomorrow. I'll be getting her thoughts on GBS and hibiclense. I love that I feel so much more knowledgeable than with DS and that I'm with a provider with whom I can talk freely about this stuff. Then, we'll have a playdate/picnic, then to the farmer's market in the late afternoon. I'm hoping to get starts to replace my puny, ones.

post #56 of 127

i would see if I could express a bit o' milk to spread on the infection to clear it up!  That sucks that she has it though.  Sending healing quickly vibes to you!

 

post #57 of 127

I'm so gonna ask for opinions on this.

 

We're looking at the name Cameryn (spelled like that) for DD2. It goes with the pattern of the kids names (2 syllables, end in N sound.)

 

Too masculine? DD1 is Tristyn, and although traditionally a boys name, I think it fits her perfectly.

 

We have:

Austin James

Steven Coan

Tristyn Jane Noelle

Cameryn ??

post #58 of 127

Hmm. Well, if I heard all your kids' first names without seeing them, I'd probably assume they were all boys. Written down, the Y in Cameryn would be enough for me to at least wonder if the name was feminine or masculine. I have vaguely feminine impressions of Cameron because of House, MD - even though I'm pretty sure it was her last name on the show, so it doesn't make a lot of sense!

 

Tristyn seems more masculine than Cameryn to me, and you were obviously OK with that, so - I say, go for it! Of course, I'm saying that as a mother with a daughter called Rowan, so... you know. :p

 

I had a bleh day today. :( Was going to be all productive, but spent most of it lying in bed feeling icky and tired. DH and I are going away for a night tomorrow night - the first time we've been away without DD! - and I'm both excited and somewhat terrified. It will involve me having to drive in Auckland, a hellish place with fourteen lanes per road, and if you get in the wrong one you end up in Timbuktu before you can turn off; and DH isn't exactly stellar at giving clear driving directions in good time. And I have no sense of direction, so I'm totally dependent on his map-reading skills. So, that'll be... interesting. Assuming we can make it there without disaster, though, it should be fun! We're going to a semi-posh hotel (certainly the poshest I've ever stayed at, and far too posh for the state of my maternity wardrobe) with an in-room spa; we'll have dinner out at a nice Italian place, see a movie (probably Source Code), go to a farmers' market in the morning, and generally oose around shops and so on.

 

I will be interested, to say the least, to see how DD gets on without us. She's never slept apart from us before (in her own bed, yes, but not in a separate room, let alone city); but she'll jolly well have to get used to it before the baby's born, because the birthing centre doesn't allow siblings to sleep over and I don't want to be left there without DH. My mother's going to come and sleep in our bed, which should hopefully be less traumatic to DD than going to another house to sleep (which we tried a few months ago, with notable lack of success). So far DD seems keen on the idea, but we'll see... anyway, we're not driving back in the middle of the night to rescue her if she's sad, so she and my poor mother will just have to suck it up. I think pregnancy's making me callous.

 

Have to go get DD's hair cut in a bit! This will be her first haircut, unless you count me trimming away the odd straggly bit a few months ago. Her hair is pretty fine and has been breaking all around the edges of her hairline, leaving a rather odd-looking longer portion in the middle of her head. I've been reluctant to cut it - my hair is sittable-on and I found childhood haircuts immensely traumatic - but DD seems unfazed by the prospect and it will probably look a lot better. It still looks semi-respectable in a tight pigtail, but that makes the breakage worse; and if I leave it down, she has a kind of Cosette/ragamuffin vibe which looks most dishevelled. Plus, she rubs the back of her head against things when she sleeps - you know where babies get bald spots? - and turns that portion into a short, fuzzy, knotty mess. So the time has come. Hopefully she'll behave...

post #59 of 127
Oh, I have missed so much!

MaryE, I hope your little bean can cook a little longer! Be kind to yourself, mama, and sending some sticky vibes your way goodvibes.gif Just as an FYI, my DS was born via emergency c-section at 35 weeks and he was tiny, but 100% healthy and able to be placed on my chest on the way to the recovery room to nurse. Just wanted to share that because I remember all the doom and gloom that the perinatologists tried to sell me right before the section which made me so anxious - nobody even mentioned that a baby that early could be just fine. And alas!!! He was!! So indeed, healthy babies can come when you least expect it - like at 35 weeks love.gif

Sarah Lynne, I have to say that I really like the name Cameryn. I guess I would assume it was a boy, but that is because I am from the generation who grew up thinking "Ferris Bueler's Day Off" was the very best movie ever and his BFF was named Cameron, lol! (showing my age there for sure eyesroll.gif) But for a girl, I think it is lovely. It feels good.

Smokering, enjoy your special night away! DH and I did that before DD was born last time and it was marvelous. We went to a beautiful bed and breakfast up in Wisconsin by a nice lake and cute little shops and what-not. I wish we could do that again, but it is just not in our budget. Everywhere we looked into is at least a couple hundred dollars a night. Bah!! I am going to go visit my SIL for a couple of nights next week just because I NEED to get away for a bit. My prediction is that your DD will fare much better than you would ever expect! Oh, isn't Auckland where the big tornado just was? Have they recovered enough from that?

BaldBull'sMama - totally love the 4th of July soaker! I wish you were my neighbor so you could teach me how to knit. I haven't been able to find anyone in my circle of friends who can teach me and don't have time and/or money for a 'real' class.

As for me, it has been a beautiful week so far. I got ALL of the yard work done, the house cleaned from top to bottom and even managed to squeeze in a fun trip to the beach with the kids yesterday morning. I am tired, sore, uncomfortable and whiny, but happy that so much got done. It is supposed to rain and be in the 50's for the rest of the week so I will get in some extra rest then.

Now, on to sewing projects! Finally something fun!
post #60 of 127

There's a four year old girl at church named Cameron. It seems like a perfectly good unisex name to me. 

 

 

 

 

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