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post #141 of 181

Jenni-Meant to mention that I am having my membranes swept weekly to get my body more ready in case induction were necessary, and my MW told me that it would not start labour by itself, but if my body were ready, it might kick-start it. She had them done daily when she was pregnant with her second, because, like me, there were some growth concerns, and it took 2 weeks of that for her to go into labour. Good luck, though, whatever you decide! Why do you have to have your VBAC by a certain time?

post #142 of 181

Still working on cleaning the house over here! We went through (a small portion of) the basement and found a whole bunch of stuff to recycle, throw out, donate, or for hubby to take to his office. The furniture will need to do some shifting around in due course, so the more space we can clear out, the better.

 

Also, we got our crib today at Ikea! Hubby didn't want to assemble it tonight after we spent so much time on the basement, so I guess if I go into labor tomorrow, he's assembling it by himself. :D

post #143 of 181

Lidia, yuck!  I would be most annoyed about all the extra laundry.

 

So exciting to see all the babies being born!

 

I am a walking ball of stress. We moved on the weekend, but we still have a truck load of crap to move and the suite to clean... so we are really only half done and it's the easy half.  And I have to buy a van (which is a really big pain in the butt when you don't have a vehicle to use to go looking, and live on an island!) and buy some more baby stuff and stock up on groceries... oh and I feel like I could give birth at any moment.  I won't, it's likely to be 2 weeks at least if not more, but I hate the stress of being 'term' and knowing that it could all just happen any time.

post #144 of 181
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Originally Posted by Lidamama84 View Post

Jenni-Meant to mention that I am having my membranes swept weekly to get my body more ready in case induction were necessary, and my MW told me that it would not start labour by itself, but if my body were ready, it might kick-start it. She had them done daily when she was pregnant with her second, because, like me, there were some growth concerns, and it took 2 weeks of that for her to go into labour. Good luck, though, whatever you decide! Why do you have to have your VBAC by a certain time?


Here in the US they have issues with VBAC mommas going past 40w in their pregnancy. The OB that is the medical director for the MW practice (a requirement in Texas) is concerned that the baby will be "too big" if I go post-dates and that I'll have a uterine rupture from trying to push out a gigantic baby. He wants to see me next week at 39w if I'm still pregnant just to check on the baby and me and make sure everything is going okay. He would really love for me to pick a date for the repeat c/s so that we have an official "done by" date but I just can't do it. I told him that I want to go as long as possible and I think his understanding of that and my intentions are not the same. He'd be thrilled if I had already given birth. But, whatever happens, having that 40w deadline hanging over my head is depressing. Of course, my MWs are awesome and the ones I like said that they have no issues with me going until 41 1/2 weeks and then we can go from there.

 

I think I may ask for a sweep since I'll be there and the deadline is causing me more stress than anything else. I can feel my body getting ready and I've been having prodromal labor since the 20th, so maybe that's what I need to kick real labor into gear all the way.

 



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Still working on cleaning the house over here! We went through (a small portion of) the basement and found a whole bunch of stuff to recycle, throw out, donate, or for hubby to take to his office. The furniture will need to do some shifting around in due course, so the more space we can clear out, the better.

 

Also, we got our crib today at Ikea! Hubby didn't want to assemble it tonight after we spent so much time on the basement, so I guess if I go into labor tomorrow, he's assembling it by himself. :D


You're doing the same thing that we are! We have moved so much furniture around in the past few weeks that I'm starting to feel like I could put "furniture mover" on my resume. LOL 

 

I was going to buy an IKEA crib as well, until my sister said that I could use theirs. I liked the simplicity and low cost of the IKEA cribs.

 



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Originally Posted by weliveintheforest View Post

Lidia, yuck!  I would be most annoyed about all the extra laundry.

 

So exciting to see all the babies being born!

 

I am a walking ball of stress. We moved on the weekend, but we still have a truck load of crap to move and the suite to clean... so we are really only half done and it's the easy half.  And I have to buy a van (which is a really big pain in the butt when you don't have a vehicle to use to go looking, and live on an island!) and buy some more baby stuff and stock up on groceries... oh and I feel like I could give birth at any moment.  I won't, it's likely to be 2 weeks at least if not more, but I hate the stress of being 'term' and knowing that it could all just happen any time.

 

I think the worst part of moving is always the cleaning of the former home. No matter how much I clean while we're living there, it always seems so disgusting after everything is packed up and moved out. Hopefully it goes fast and you can get all your other stuff done as well! I agree that it's kind of hard to plan and take care of things when you have that "I could go into labor at any moment" feeling hanging over you.

 

Lidia, I would be freaking out about the ringworm simply because of all the extra laundry and cleaning! When we first moved to Texas DD got lice *shudder* and it kept coming back for 5 FREAKING MONTHS!!! As soon as I would get rid of it and wash everything in our apartment (which didn't have a washer & dryer so I had to use the complex's machines) she would pick it up again from either the same girl or another child in her class. I threatened to shave her head and I freaked out on the school and FINALLY it was taken care of. Those little bugs (ringworm, lice, etc) are so gross.
 

 

post #145 of 181

I am so not in a good place right now. I think the only other people that can understand are those that are 18 thousand months pregnant, so I am going to vent here so that I don't go insane. We are finishing our basement.  Everything that can go wrong pretty much has, it was to be done save for the carpet a couple weeks ago.  No.  The first thing was to be the electrical, then drywall, then painting, hardwood floor and then carpet.  We are 6 days from my due date, with a planned homebirth and the electrical isn't done.  Calling a backup electrician.  Hopefully he can come tonight.  

 

My midwife is currently driving 8 hours away for her daughters wedding she will be back in 5 days.  !!!!Notice that is one day before my due date!!!   This I have made peace with, when I hired her this was not part of the calendar, and she and I had a great discussion and we picked a back up who is wonderful and my main mw felt terrible, but it wasn't her fault her daughter announced that her wedding date would be 3 days prior to my due date.   Unavoidable complication just kinda sucks for me.  

 

But this basement....and hubster is at work, so the decision making keeps being left to me and, whatdya know....I am not mentally capable of making any of these decisions.  I just feel like bawling instead of making really important decisions. My children (the three we already have earthside) take all I the mental energy I have right now.  The f*ed up electrician even messed up the clarity of our cable.  Which we NEVER watch.  Unless it's raining and I am a million bajillion months pregnant and let the kids watch a bit of PBS.  Which they really can't even do now, so that keeps them all in my face.  I love my children I love them in my face, except when everything relating to this is blowing up.    And I am aware that I am way out of proportion.  I know that my hormones are overkill right now and it's going to be fine.  Then the drywall guy (who owns the company but used to work with DH before he started it and whose wife still works with DH) keeps saying that he would rather do it right and have it be a week later than planned then to do the job as is.  I know he's trying to be kind and he's really trying to do right by my husband, thereby subsequently our family, but he doesn't get what it is to be this pregnant and have a planned homebirth here in this house.    I have other places that I could go.  Hospital, a friends house, etc, but I WANT TO BE AT HOME.  I want to be happy here, feel comfortable here and it's not happening right now. I hate it.  

 

Ok.  Thank you ladies.  Even if no one has read or is rolling their eyes ( which I want to do at myself:lol ) it has been cathartic to get this out of my system.

 

 

post #146 of 181

I agree with the lice/ringworm stuff.  It's not cool and is so annoying to be on the receiving end.   Hopefully the ringworm is better soon!

post #147 of 181

Oh my gosh! I have butterflies right now! I'm applying for a Nursing Scholarship Program through the US Government and I'm submitting all of my documentation right now so that I can finish the application. If I'm accepted the program will pay my school expenses (tuition, fees, books) AND I'll get a monthly living stipend on top of that. This means that I won't have to worry about my student loans running out, or applying to more scholarships, or any of that! It would be such an answer to many prayers. the best part is that the stipend would be about equal to what I was making when I was working full-time before I quit to go back to school. Not having to stress out about money constantly would be so wonderful!!

post #148 of 181

How awesome.  What a blessing that would be!

 

post #149 of 181
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I am so not in a good place right now. I think the only other people that can understand are those that are 18 thousand months pregnant, so I am going to vent here so that I don't go insane. We are finishing our basement.  Everything that can go wrong pretty much has, it was to be done save for the carpet a couple weeks ago.  No.  The first thing was to be the electrical, then drywall, then painting, hardwood floor and then carpet.  We are 6 days from my due date, with a planned homebirth and the electrical isn't done.  Calling a backup electrician.  Hopefully he can come tonight.  

 

My midwife is currently driving 8 hours away for her daughters wedding she will be back in 5 days.  !!!!Notice that is one day before my due date!!!   This I have made peace with, when I hired her this was not part of the calendar, and she and I had a great discussion and we picked a back up who is wonderful and my main mw felt terrible, but it wasn't her fault her daughter announced that her wedding date would be 3 days prior to my due date.   Unavoidable complication just kinda sucks for me.  

 

But this basement....and hubster is at work, so the decision making keeps being left to me and, whatdya know....I am not mentally capable of making any of these decisions.  I just feel like bawling instead of making really important decisions. My children (the three we already have earthside) take all I the mental energy I have right now.  The f*ed up electrician even messed up the clarity of our cable.  Which we NEVER watch.  Unless it's raining and I am a million bajillion months pregnant and let the kids watch a bit of PBS.  Which they really can't even do now, so that keeps them all in my face.  I love my children I love them in my face, except when everything relating to this is blowing up.    And I am aware that I am way out of proportion.  I know that my hormones are overkill right now and it's going to be fine.  Then the drywall guy (who owns the company but used to work with DH before he started it and whose wife still works with DH) keeps saying that he would rather do it right and have it be a week later than planned then to do the job as is.  I know he's trying to be kind and he's really trying to do right by my husband, thereby subsequently our family, but he doesn't get what it is to be this pregnant and have a planned homebirth here in this house.    I have other places that I could go.  Hospital, a friends house, etc, but I WANT TO BE AT HOME.  I want to be happy here, feel comfortable here and it's not happening right now. I hate it.  

 

Ok.  Thank you ladies.  Even if no one has read or is rolling their eyes ( which I want to do at myself:lol ) it has been cathartic to get this out of my system.

 

 



 

post #150 of 181

Oh, my gosh, Jenni! I'm so excited for you! What break that would be hug2.gif The financial stuff always weighs on me a lot, even with 2 incomes. It's hard to be the parent we want to be when we're wondering how to pay our bills.

 

That also sucks about your VBAC. It's probably the same situation here in Canada, but I'm just not aware of VBAC stuff. Hopefully the membrane sweeps will help. You can always ask to have them done more frequently as the deadline approaches.

 

This is actually not the first bout of ringworm that we've had in our family; I got it a few years back, possibly from DH's dog, and it kept coming back for a few months, but I didn't know back then that the spores stayed in things like sheets and pillows, floors and towels.  I just got back from Wal Mart with a big box of Borax and I'm gonna go nuts tonight after DD goes to bed. But first I need a nap thumb.gif

post #151 of 181
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Originally Posted by erigeron View Post

Still working on cleaning the house over here! We went through (a small portion of) the basement and found a whole bunch of stuff to recycle, throw out, donate, or for hubby to take to his office. The furniture will need to do some shifting around in due course, so the more space we can clear out, the better.

 

Also, we got our crib today at Ikea! Hubby didn't want to assemble it tonight after we spent so much time on the basement, so I guess if I go into labor tomorrow, he's assembling it by himself. :D



Sounds like you're making good progress. Are there any of us that are not working on cleaning/reorganizing house right now? Ugh - it's such a lot of work when it's harder and more awkward to move and everything is achy. Bleh. We have quite a few places in our house "in transition" right now and it's driving me nutso. On the positive side I received a grant for furniture for my daycare. The flilpside is that the timing of the grant has been terrible. All of my furniture came this week so it's getting in the way of baby related and DS related stuff that we're trying to get done. I feel like DS is going to be 20 years old before his superhero bedroom is done. I'm feeling very frustrated and defeated about it all. greensad.gif


 

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Originally Posted by weliveintheforest View Post

I am a walking ball of stress. We moved on the weekend, but we still have a truck load of crap to move and the suite to clean... so we are really only half done and it's the easy half.  And I have to buy a van (which is a really big pain in the butt when you don't have a vehicle to use to go looking, and live on an island!) and buy some more baby stuff and stock up on groceries... oh and I feel like I could give birth at any moment.  I won't, it's likely to be 2 weeks at least if not more, but I hate the stress of being 'term' and knowing that it could all just happen any time.


You poor thing. I can't imagine moving at this point in my pregnancy. hug2.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Max'sMama View Post

I am so not in a good place right now. I think the only other people that can understand are those that are 18 thousand months pregnant, so I am going to vent here so that I don't go insane. We are finishing our basement.  Everything that can go wrong pretty much has, it was to be done save for the carpet a couple weeks ago.  No.  The first thing was to be the electrical, then drywall, then painting, hardwood floor and then carpet.  We are 6 days from my due date, with a planned homebirth and the electrical isn't done.  Calling a backup electrician.  Hopefully he can come tonight.  

 

My midwife is currently driving 8 hours away for her daughters wedding she will be back in 5 days.  !!!!Notice that is one day before my due date!!!   This I have made peace with, when I hired her this was not part of the calendar, and she and I had a great discussion and we picked a back up who is wonderful and my main mw felt terrible, but it wasn't her fault her daughter announced that her wedding date would be 3 days prior to my due date.   Unavoidable complication just kinda sucks for me.  

 

But this basement....and hubster is at work, so the decision making keeps being left to me and, whatdya know....I am not mentally capable of making any of these decisions.  I just feel like bawling instead of making really important decisions. My children (the three we already have earthside) take all I the mental energy I have right now.  The f*ed up electrician even messed up the clarity of our cable.  Which we NEVER watch.  Unless it's raining and I am a million bajillion months pregnant and let the kids watch a bit of PBS.  Which they really can't even do now, so that keeps them all in my face.  I love my children I love them in my face, except when everything relating to this is blowing up.    And I am aware that I am way out of proportion.  I know that my hormones are overkill right now and it's going to be fine.  Then the drywall guy (who owns the company but used to work with DH before he started it and whose wife still works with DH) keeps saying that he would rather do it right and have it be a week later than planned then to do the job as is.  I know he's trying to be kind and he's really trying to do right by my husband, thereby subsequently our family, but he doesn't get what it is to be this pregnant and have a planned homebirth here in this house.    I have other places that I could go.  Hospital, a friends house, etc, but I WANT TO BE AT HOME.  I want to be happy here, feel comfortable here and it's not happening right now. I hate it.  

 

Ok.  Thank you ladies.  Even if no one has read or is rolling their eyes ( which I want to do at myself:lol ) it has been cathartic to get this out of my system.

 

 


I highly doubt anyone is rolling their eyes - we can relate to the screwed up hormones for sure. I only have one child and I've been relying on tv so much lately that it's ridiculous. I feel like I'm being a terrible mom because I'm normally one of those people that is kind of strict with it and would prefer for him to play, imagine, be a kid, blah blah blah, vs. stare at a tv screen. But it's hard when you're zonked and trying to get five million other projects done. I'm sorry that your projects have gotten behind. That's such a frustrating feeling. Perhaps baby will hang out for a bit and wait for some of your projects to be completed so that you can have your lovely home birth that you'd like.

 

 

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Originally Posted by jshannyn519 View Post

Oh my gosh! I have butterflies right now! I'm applying for a Nursing Scholarship Program through the US Government and I'm submitting all of my documentation right now so that I can finish the application. If I'm accepted the program will pay my school expenses (tuition, fees, books) AND I'll get a monthly living stipend on top of that. This means that I won't have to worry about my student loans running out, or applying to more scholarships, or any of that! It would be such an answer to many prayers. the best part is that the stipend would be about equal to what I was making when I was working full-time before I quit to go back to school. Not having to stress out about money constantly would be so wonderful!!


 

Jenny - that's a really awesome opportunity. How long do you have to wait before you find out whether or not you're accepted into the program? I wish you the best of luck! I totally understand what it's like to stress about money constantly, so I really hope this works out for you. Would you mind sending me a link for info. for this scholarship program? My DH is working on nursing prereqs and will be applying for a nursing program in the future. At this point he's talked about going the military route, but we're keeping options open so it'd be nice to look into this opportunity.

 

Nothing super exciting to add today I guess. We did finally check our birth pool and it checks out - no air or water leaks that we can see. We're doing a more thorough run through this weekend. We just didn't have time to do much with it this past weekend. I'm so excited - I took a vacation day Friday as it will be my midwife's home visit appt. that day. I'm looking forward to having a three day weekend. I have plans to spend time with a great friend on Friday after my appt., so I'm very excited about that. Hubby started his CNA clinicals today. I guess they're so desperate for CNAs that they often hire right out of clinicals. I was hoping that he wouldn't have to work over the summer as we pretty much never saw him during the school year, but our savings is short for what we need to cover us while I'm on my maternity leave. So this would really help if he could get something and put in some decent hours over the summer. He's just nervous because he doesn't want to have to work too much during the school year. He has severe ADHD and he has some really tough classes coming up this fall. But I guess that most places are great about letting CNAs work very few hours during the school year, so I'm really hoping he can find something that would be a good fit for him. Our insurance has stopped covering ADHD meds, so that's been a stress as we'll now be paying for all of his medication out of pocket. We had to switch to something different just to get something way cheaper and he's not regulated well at all right now. It's really causing a lot of stress. We've been at each other constantly ever since he switched. I sure hope he gets to the proper dosage soon because when I'm super preggo hormonal is not the right time for him to be super hostile and irritable. Talk about a bad combination - it's just felt terrible and draining. Anyways, I feel like I'm whining too much. I guess I'll just chalk it up to hormones and end this update before it gets too much worse.

post #152 of 181

Gah, I got so far behind keeping up with everybody over the long weekend!  I've read everybody's updates, but I can't get my head unfuzzy enough to respond to everything I want to.  :/

 

I had a couple of bouts of prodromal labor this weekend, but the baby's still in a weird position.  His head isn't making contact with my cervix so the contractions aren't causing any dilation to speak of.  SO frustrating.  They did a growth scan today and are estimating him to be around 10 lbs.  The u/s tech was adamant that that was a VERY rough estimate; she had a hard time getting accurate measurements because he was in such a weird position and because I'm so far along.  The mw is still ok with me going to 41 weeks before we even have the conversation about induction, which for a diabetic is a Big Deal.  I'm so happy I found and was finally able to get in to see this practice.  They have been so respectful of my history and my hopes for this birth.

 

In other news, my car died AGAIN this weekend.  It was just in the shop a couple of weeks ago, to the tune of $200+.  I'm scared to find out how much this one is going to cost me.  We had to have it towed this time.  :(  I'm so very lucky to have family that lives close by, whose schedule is flexible enough that I can borrow a car when I'm desperate.  My mom has her moments, but overall she's so dang awesome.  love.gif

post #153 of 181

I'm in that 3-yr-old-tantruming stage. I'm over being pregnant. Period. I'm happy to be having my last child. I'm excited to move on to new seasons of our lives, but I'm stuck until this little booger comes out.

 

To top it all off I went swimming yesterday, hoping the activity my jump start something. Instead, I got a sunburn and a few piddling contractions.

 

I feel bad for wanting to rush her. I want her to be ready to come out. I just can no longer stand this overwhelming hurry up and wait feeling. I want to be a mother to my kids again and more importantly a wife to my husband. I want to fit my clothes and not be uncomfortable every moment of every day no matter which way I sit, stand, walk, lay down, twist or turn.

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I'm in that 3-yr-old-tantruming stage. I'm over being pregnant. Period. I'm happy to be having my last child. I'm excited to move on to new seasons of our lives, but I'm stuck until this little booger comes out.

 

To top it all off I went swimming yesterday, hoping the activity my jump start something. Instead, I got a sunburn and a few piddling contractions.

 

I feel bad for wanting to rush her. I want her to be ready to come out. I just can no longer stand this overwhelming hurry up and wait feeling. I want to be a mother to my kids again and more importantly a wife to my husband. I want to fit my clothes and not be uncomfortable every moment of every day no matter which way I sit, stand, walk, lay down, twist or turn.


ALLLLLL of this, Sarah Lynne.  hug2.gif

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I'm in that 3-yr-old-tantruming stage. I'm over being pregnant. Period. I'm happy to be having my last child. I'm excited to move on to new seasons of our lives, but I'm stuck until this little booger comes out.

 

To top it all off I went swimming yesterday, hoping the activity my jump start something. Instead, I got a sunburn and a few piddling contractions.

 

I feel bad for wanting to rush her. I want her to be ready to come out. I just can no longer stand this overwhelming hurry up and wait feeling. I want to be a mother to my kids again and more importantly a wife to my husband. I want to fit my clothes and not be uncomfortable every moment of every day no matter which way I sit, stand, walk, lay down, twist or turn.


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post #156 of 181

I am so sorry, Lidia!  That would be enough to throw me totally off balance at this stage!  At least you know what to do.  I hope your spore purge goes well!

 

Max's Mama, AH!  I feel for you!  What a mess.  I hope you find a place of peace in all of it.  I think you will find your "nest" when the baby is coming, and afterwords, I bet you'll be in such a happy place, it won't matter!  But I completely understand where you are!  I hope it gets resolved soon!

 

I had a really great weekend.  DH has been so stressed lately, that I just tried my best to let him do what he wanted.  We spent a reasonable amount of time with each of our families, lots of time playing and joking and talking with DD, and an afternoon and evening as a couple (DD was at grandparents).  It was wonderful!

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Originally Posted by Mommy2Austin View Post

I'm in that 3-yr-old-tantruming stage. I'm over being pregnant. Period. I'm happy to be having my last child. I'm excited to move on to new seasons of our lives, but I'm stuck until this little booger comes out.

 

To top it all off I went swimming yesterday, hoping the activity my jump start something. Instead, I got a sunburn and a few piddling contractions.

 

I feel bad for wanting to rush her. I want her to be ready to come out. I just can no longer stand this overwhelming hurry up and wait feeling. I want to be a mother to my kids again and more importantly a wife to my husband. I want to fit my clothes and not be uncomfortable every moment of every day no matter which way I sit, stand, walk, lay down, twist or turn.

 

This all OVER.  I am a grumpy mess, and all I want is to be left alone.  All my friends are being wonderful and asking how I'm doing and if they can help, and I have to work very hard not to go crazy all over their faces.  The worst part is, I know it's going to get worse before it gets better.  I still have a month til my EDD!

post #158 of 181
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Jenny - that's a really awesome opportunity. How long do you have to wait before you find out whether or not you're accepted into the program? I wish you the best of luck! I totally understand what it's like to stress about money constantly, so I really hope this works out for you. Would you mind sending me a link for info. for this scholarship program? My DH is working on nursing prereqs and will be applying for a nursing program in the future. At this point he's talked about going the military route, but we're keeping options open so it'd be nice to look into this opportunity.

 

Nothing super exciting to add today I guess. We did finally check our birth pool and it checks out - no air or water leaks that we can see. We're doing a more thorough run through this weekend. We just didn't have time to do much with it this past weekend. I'm so excited - I took a vacation day Friday as it will be my midwife's home visit appt. that day. I'm looking forward to having a three day weekend. I have plans to spend time with a great friend on Friday after my appt., so I'm very excited about that. Hubby started his CNA clinicals today. I guess they're so desperate for CNAs that they often hire right out of clinicals. I was hoping that he wouldn't have to work over the summer as we pretty much never saw him during the school year, but our savings is short for what we need to cover us while I'm on my maternity leave. So this would really help if he could get something and put in some decent hours over the summer. He's just nervous because he doesn't want to have to work too much during the school year. He has severe ADHD and he has some really tough classes coming up this fall. But I guess that most places are great about letting CNAs work very few hours during the school year, so I'm really hoping he can find something that would be a good fit for him. Our insurance has stopped covering ADHD meds, so that's been a stress as we'll now be paying for all of his medication out of pocket. We had to switch to something different just to get something way cheaper and he's not regulated well at all right now. It's really causing a lot of stress. We've been at each other constantly ever since he switched. I sure hope he gets to the proper dosage soon because when I'm super preggo hormonal is not the right time for him to be super hostile and irritable. Talk about a bad combination - it's just felt terrible and draining. Anyways, I feel like I'm whining too much. I guess I'll just chalk it up to hormones and end this update before it gets too much worse.


The application deadline is tomorrow and they won't start notifying people for 3-4 months. The soonest I'll find out if I was accepted is August 31st (my fall semester starts August 29th) and if I didn't get accepted I'll be notified after September 30th! Good thing I'll have plenty to keep me busy over the summer so I don't dwell on it too much! Here's the link to the Nursing Scholarship Program. They open for applications at the beginning of May and the deadline is June 1st each year. There's a little bit of work, but it's totally worth it. He will have to be accepted into a nursing program before he can apply, and he'll have to work for a designated number of years at a facility where there is a shortage of nurses after he graduates. All the criteria and everything are on the website and it should answer any questions he may have.

 

I can totally sympathize with your husband and his ADHD. I have it too and I had to stop taking my Concerta when I got pregnant. Nursing school while pregnant is hard enough. Nursing school while pregnant and unable to take ADHD meds is way harder! lol    I've never heard of any company not working with their CNAs when those CNAs are doing classes for nursing school or the nursing pre-reqs. A lot of my friends are working as CNAs/PCTs this summer and will cut back significantly (or quit) once school starts because of how demanding our school schedule is. Just tell him that it IS possible!

 



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I'm in that 3-yr-old-tantruming stage. I'm over being pregnant. Period. I'm happy to be having my last child. I'm excited to move on to new seasons of our lives, but I'm stuck until this little booger comes out.

 

To top it all off I went swimming yesterday, hoping the activity my jump start something. Instead, I got a sunburn and a few piddling contractions.

 

I feel bad for wanting to rush her. I want her to be ready to come out. I just can no longer stand this overwhelming hurry up and wait feeling. I want to be a mother to my kids again and more importantly a wife to my husband. I want to fit my clothes and not be uncomfortable every moment of every day no matter which way I sit, stand, walk, lay down, twist or turn.


I SOOOOOO feel this! I'm not a patient person by nature and the hurry up and wait is making me nuts. I'm not liking living in this holding pattern at all.



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This all OVER.  I am a grumpy mess, and all I want is to be left alone.  All my friends are being wonderful and asking how I'm doing and if they can help, and I have to work very hard not to go crazy all over their faces.  The worst part is, I know it's going to get worse before it gets better.  I still have a month til my EDD!

 

I have 15 days and that seems like way too long! a month would probably make me really crazy. But, I did notice that I started getting grumpier around 36 weeks as well. And then I got a little less grumpy. Maybe the same will happen for you too.

 

 

I just got home from my MW appointment and it was a pretty good one. I LOVE the MW that I saw today. She's a good friend of my sister's so she spent some extra time with me, which was great. My B/P has dropped from where it's been for the last couple of months and today it was 110/64. Super awesome! Baby's HR was around 135 and I'm measuring at 35 weeks. I'll be 38 weeks tomorrow, and I was measuring at 36 weeks last week when I was just at 37 weeks. So he has dropped even further than he had before.

 

I also had her do a cervical check for me. I have the "need to know" disease I think. She confirmed that baby's head is super low, which means that he's applying lots of lovely pressure to my cervix. The outside part of my cervix is a 3-4 and the inside is a 1-2. She said that it's soft and stretchy too. I had her do a sweep while she was in there and I'm hoping that kick starts these half-assed contractions that I've been having for the past 11 days. So far I'm not noticing any real difference in the ctx, except that I'm feeling slightly more crampy than usual. Part of me feels kind of guilty for trying to rush him out, but the other option is dealing with a repeat c/s and that's not good for either of us.
 

 

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My hubby is the best <3 He went out to the store and came home and surprised me with Rainbow Sherbet :D I can't get enough of this crap lol

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My hubby is the best <3 He went out to the store and came home and surprised me with Rainbow Sherbet :D I can't get enough of this crap lol


Yay for sherbert! I have a serious love affair with rainbow sherbert as well. And ice-cream. It's pretty much the only thing I want to eat anymore.

 

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