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Ryleee---- CONGRATS! She is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So jealous of you and your super amazing birth!

 

Tracy- I had my hair done on Saturday and it made me feel much better about myself. I didn't realize how homely I had become haha. I hope you enjoy it :) 

 

All I did today was go to Lowes-- almost passed out from standing still too long (super embarrassing!), Target, the chiro, and my MW appt--- I am exhausted. It doesn't help that I got adjusted today--- those always make me SUPER sleepy. I am praying that DD takes a 2 hour nap so that I can too. I am literally holding my eyes open with toothpicks while she eats her lunch. 

 

P.S. 2 more weeks for me!--- I can do it. I can do it. I CAN do it.

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here's my basket with sheepskin. the basket is about 33 inches long and 10 inches deep.

 

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That looks soooo cozy!
 

 

post #43 of 181

thank you all :) we are thrilled. she is beautiful and amazing.

post #44 of 181

Ryleeee, congratulations! What a fine, fat specimen of baby! (I know you're not supposed to want to birth a 9-pound baby, but I must admit I do like the squishy ones...)

 

Ehh, it's 5:24AM here, which is most definitely the middle of the night for me, and I can't sleep.

 

*browses MDC*

 

Now it's 5:45. Gah.

post #45 of 181

Congratulations, Ryleee!  What a little sweetie. :)  Give her kisses from us to our babies!

 

Heathenmom, I am totally paranoid, but I WOULD NOT use a piece of foam (unless it was organic/natural in origin) in my baby's bed.  Instead, I would get a roll of cotton batting roughly the right dimensions, then cut multiple layers to form a thicker mattress.  Then I would cover this with cotton fabric.  If you want to quilt the layers together somehow so that they don't shift and can be thrown in the wash, that would be good, but you might also find that a 100% wool pad helps keep the bed dry.  You could MAKE sheets to fit, or just use or make large blankets to fold under the mattress that can be removed and washed.  I did this with DD's bassinet (I hated the vinyl/foam thing that it came with) and I was very happy with it.

 

I just had a wild labor dream of all the people who could be involved behaving badly. I dreamed I went into labor.  My DH came home almost immediately (he works an hour away), but before he got there, my parents were there, my Dad secretly whisking DD away in a car seat and my mother settling in (the plan is that my mother doesn't come to stay until labor is well established and I am practically ready to push).

I was like, "Oh, I wasn't ready for DD to go yet." And they just kind of looked at me like I was crazy and I gave in. 
 
My brother and SIL showed up at this point (not in the labor plan).  My SILs tried to give me a big hug while I was contracting and I yelled,"Don't touch me!" and laughed like I was just kidding. 
 
My 9 yo brother was staying too, I realized, when Dad was driving off with DD. And he had a neighbor girl over in the yard playing.  Every time I made a labor noise, the 9 yo laughed uproariously.
 
Mom followed my every move around the house.  Our house was HUGE, three full stories and I dreamed that I discovered that they had taken out the stairs and put in three huge double staircases, even all the way to the basement.  Which, according to my dream, I'd never even been in before.
 
I was trying to sweep and clean up.  But everyone was hovering over me and watching my every move.
 
Suddenly I realized that I wasn't contracting anymore.
 
So I told my mom to leave and take my young brother. I encouraged DH to see about going back to work, and told brother and SIL goodbye.
Everyone looked at me so offended, and acted like I was crazy.
I so regretted telling anyone I was even in labor!
 
My mom was really mad at me and my dad had to talk her around, and I was thinking, "I want her to watch me birth a baby when she's pouting like a teenager?"
 
Anyway, that's my dream.
I woke up before I had a baby or anything.
 
I remember being sad that I was going to have a late May baby instead of an early June one, feeling the urge to get everything cleaned up, and neat, and not wanting anyone in my space, except DD.  I think I was reacting a bit to the family, midwife, and DH strongly encouraging me to NOT have DD at the birth, while I would love to have her here for the amazing event where she goes from only child to oldest child.  So I am trying to keep things open and flexible and let people know what I THINK I'll want and what I MAY want.
 
My mother was wonderful at my last birth (an unplanned addition after the first 20 hours of labor), so I don't anticipate attitudes and such, but I can't say my mother's never had an attitude before!  Anyway, I guess maybe I'd better write a birth plan!
post #46 of 181
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awesome dream! lol.gif
 

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Congratulations, Ryleee!  What a little sweetie. :)  Give her kisses from us to our babies!

 

Heathenmom, I am totally paranoid, but I WOULD NOT use a piece of foam (unless it was organic/natural in origin) in my baby's bed.  Instead, I would get a roll of cotton batting roughly the right dimensions, then cut multiple layers to form a thicker mattress.  Then I would cover this with cotton fabric.  If you want to quilt the layers together somehow so that they don't shift and can be thrown in the wash, that would be good, but you might also find that a 100% wool pad helps keep the bed dry.  You could MAKE sheets to fit, or just use or make large blankets to fold under the mattress that can be removed and washed.  I did this with DD's bassinet (I hated the vinyl/foam thing that it came with) and I was very happy with it.

 

I just had a wild labor dream of all the people who could be involved behaving badly. I dreamed I went into labor.  My DH came home almost immediately (he works an hour away), but before he got there, my parents were there, my Dad secretly whisking DD away in a car seat and my mother settling in (the plan is that my mother doesn't come to stay until labor is well established and I am practically ready to push).

I was like, "Oh, I wasn't ready for DD to go yet." And they just kind of looked at me like I was crazy and I gave in. 
 
My brother and SIL showed up at this point (not in the labor plan).  My SILs tried to give me a big hug while I was contracting and I yelled,"Don't touch me!" and laughed like I was just kidding. 
 
My 9 yo brother was staying too, I realized, when Dad was driving off with DD. And he had a neighbor girl over in the yard playing.  Every time I made a labor noise, the 9 yo laughed uproariously.
 
Mom followed my every move around the house.  Our house was HUGE, three full stories and I dreamed that I discovered that they had taken out the stairs and put in three huge double staircases, even all the way to the basement.  Which, according to my dream, I'd never even been in before.
 
I was trying to sweep and clean up.  But everyone was hovering over me and watching my every move.
 
Suddenly I realized that I wasn't contracting anymore.
 
So I told my mom to leave and take my young brother. I encouraged DH to see about going back to work, and told brother and SIL goodbye.
Everyone looked at me so offended, and acted like I was crazy.
I so regretted telling anyone I was even in labor!
 
My mom was really mad at me and my dad had to talk her around, and I was thinking, "I want her to watch me birth a baby when she's pouting like a teenager?"
 
Anyway, that's my dream.
I woke up before I had a baby or anything.
 
I remember being sad that I was going to have a late May baby instead of an early June one, feeling the urge to get everything cleaned up, and neat, and not wanting anyone in my space, except DD.  I think I was reacting a bit to the family, midwife, and DH strongly encouraging me to NOT have DD at the birth, while I would love to have her here for the amazing event where she goes from only child to oldest child.  So I am trying to keep things open and flexible and let people know what I THINK I'll want and what I MAY want.
 
My mother was wonderful at my last birth (an unplanned addition after the first 20 hours of labor), so I don't anticipate attitudes and such, but I can't say my mother's never had an attitude before!  Anyway, I guess maybe I'd better write a birth plan!


 

post #47 of 181

Congrats Ryleee!!! What a beautiful beautiful baby girl!

 

BHappy - I want one of those to sleep in for myself - it looks so cozy!

 

AFM - I've felt slight twinginess every now and then - don't know if that really means anything. There was once where I thought maybe what I was feeling was Braxton-Hicks, but it seemed more bloaty than anything. But it did seem kind of wave-like if that makes any sense!

 

Off topic, but I'm excited because I got some grant $$ to purchase items for my home daycare. My teacher's cabinet is out for delivery today according to the tracking info. online. YAY! I have daycare crap piled all over my kitchen counters and in other weird nooks and crannies in my house. I'm so excited to get some storage. I have another item coming, but it just shipped today. It's a mobile storage island. It's like a preschooler sized shelf, but it's double-sided, so you can store stuff as both sides and use it as an island to kind of break up space in a room. I'm hoping that getting daycare stuff more organized will bleed over into the other areas of the house as it will free up space for me to organize our personal stuff.

 

I can't believe I'm 35 weeks! Wow - it's getting so close. We got our birth pool, but we have yet to do our test run. Hubby has been so busy. Three more days of his CNA class (after today) and then one week of clinicals and he's ours for the summer. Hurray! My honey do list is quite long, but some of it's fun stuff like getting DS's superhero bedroom completed. Scrubbing the house is not so fun, but I'm really hoping we get the time to give the house a good once over. And I want to have a cookout with family and friends before baby gets here. We've been so busy that we've barely seen people lately!

post #48 of 181
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Holy guacamole.. I can't keep up with all of you! I guess I AM getting some things done instead of staring at the computer all day..... or my naps are realllllly long Sheepish.gif

 

Smokering-- YAY for the vertex babe!!!!! And glad that you are feeling better :)

 

Sharita- I used to work for a chiro--- and if you aren't under regular chiro care, an adjustment can DEFINITELY jump start labor. We saw it happen all the time. Releasing all of the nerve endings and allowing your body to get a surge of energy from breaking up all of the scar tissue can be just the thing your body needs to get the process going. It's kind of like an energy drink for your nervous system. I hope that at the very least, you get some relief from your pain. --- I have an appt. tomorrow and I am praying for a little relief too! praying.gif

 

Jenni--- You know, my friend's husband has the worst dental hygiene and she is always complaining how he doesn't ever have cavities and she always does. The dentist told her that some people brush too hard or too much and it can actually weaken their teeth. Also, he grew up primarily in Bolivia and had a good diet-- lots of fresh foods, veggies, mainly water to drink, etc. And apparently that makes a huge difference in your tooth health---- but still,why don't boys realize they need to at the very least be clean and hygienic??? IT TAKES 10 MINUTES TO SHOWER AND BRUSH! 

 

Anywho.... Have my 37 week appt tomorrow, going to refuse the cervical check--- not really ready for one of those again, ever! haha And I have to run errands. All of that together makes me feel exhausted already! I simply cleaned and organized a little today and my body is KILLING me. The ctx are in high gear, my legs are going crazy, my sciatic is off the charts, and the pelvic pain is crippling!

---- Not to mention this new thing I have going on.... Randomly I will be getting up from the bed, couch, etc and I have this excruciating tearing, ripping, burning feeling in my belly (twice on one side, once on the other). It literally feels like I am tearing a muscle or something in half. IT HURTS. But the pain will subside in about 2 minutes and only be "sore" for about a day after. I really hope that I am not actually tearing something bc it is ridiculously painful!!!!!!! jaw.gif



I get the same thing if I lean in an awkward angle, get up too fast, or sometimes for no apparent reason.  It feels like I ripped or pulled something.  My midwife felt around and noticed some swelling and lumps on the round ligaments that support my ever expanding uterus.  I have been having probs with my round ligaments this whole pregnancy for some reason and never did before.  I keep pulling them.  Did it once so bad it took 3 days to heal, it was so painful.  When I pull one, I have to lay on my side and massage the actual ligament (when I can find where the pain is exactly coming from) and it will soon feel better. 

 

Congrats Ryleee!!!  Such a beautiful little chunk!!!!

 

Getting ready for my Chiro apt tomorrow.  This would be the most inopportune weekend to go into labor.  My mother with my 9 yo son as well as my midwife will all be in winconsin dells on vacation.  (not together but coincidentally the same area).  Funny that I just got this weird feeling about this weekend though.  I don't wanna tell anyone so I am keeping it to myself.  Maybe its nothing.  I did dream last night that I had to call the backup midwife I never met before and remember thinking she was amazing and was happy with how things turned out.  I dont remember if the actual birth was part of the dream but I remember her (the back up midwife). 

 

Ha, watch, Ill end up being the one that is 2 weeks late. 

post #49 of 181

Oh, and is anyone revisiting the 1st trimester complexion woes?  Out of no where I am breaking out again.  Guess its the rev up or hormones since my body is gearing up for labor.

post #50 of 181
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Oh, and is anyone revisiting the 1st trimester complexion woes?  Out of no where I am breaking out again.  Guess its the rev up or hormones since my body is gearing up for labor.



That would be me! Ugh...Hate feeling like a bumpy mess.

 

Finished 8 pads tonight. 2 PP, 2 Heavy, and 4 regular/lite :) I'm pretty proud. Just hoping they work!!

 

 

 

post #51 of 181

I am in the club for the complexion issues. I all the sudden have oily skin again with breakouts! Just as I was settling into my new nice clear skin too :(

post #52 of 181

thank you all! i TOTALLY wanted to birth a 9 lb baby! i knew she would be bigger than haye was even though i didn't look very big, and i was actually aiming for a 10 lber... duck.gif

hahaha. she is a champion...my milk is in already! i'm not engorged and hoping i don't become engorged...i felt let down for the first time a few hours ago. yay! haye was 17 lbs at 2 months old so i'm assuming she will follow suit and be quite a big kid :) thank god we bought the convertible seat and not solely an infant one!

 

i hear you all on the complexion thing too..about 2 days before giving birth i broke out...it's frustrating! i'm hoping that it goes back to normal asap.

post #53 of 181

Ryleee congrats!  So beautiful.  Funny that you were going for a 10 lber... I wanted a 10lber last time but this time, although the bragging would be awesome, I want to use all my tiny stuff again love.gif  

 

Heathenmom, I think I would just fold a quilt or something for the cradle, and/or a sheepskin.  We are being given a hammock and moses basket this time around and I don't have a sheepskin so I'll just be using whatever ever I have around in the basket.  Probably a folded blanket or quilt, not too squishy but still some padding.

 

I finally had a birth dream, it was silly.  I was doing some ballet, and out came my baby quite easily.  He was a nice chubby boy, and for some reason my fellow ballet dancers disappeared and I felt like I should go to the hospital.  So I did, and when I asked the doctor for a 'receipt or something'  so I could get a birth certificate she refused because it was my own fault for having a UC.  Anyway, kind of funny but hopefully my birth goes that easy in real life, without the kooky doctor.

 

I keep meaning to call the chiropractor. Dh recently started a job so I can finally afford it but I have to get around to it!  I want to go at least a few tiems before baby comes.

post #54 of 181
My face is fine but my back is breaking out! That hasn't happened since I was 16!

I found out that my SIL is planning a mother's blessing for me on June 5th! I never even mentioned it to anyone - but I was secretly hoping someone would plan one love.gif I can't wait to be with all my ladies!

So I had a hair appointment yesterday and decided to go back to my "natural" color with some highlights. I was thinking about doing something really different, but instead let the practical side of me take over and do something that would be easy to maintain. I will post before and after pics once I actually brush my hair today! bag.gif

We are expecting severe storms today - the online weather radar looks scary!!! Good day for craft projects! thumb.gif
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Oh, and is anyone revisiting the 1st trimester complexion woes?  Out of no where I am breaking out again.  Guess its the rev up or hormones since my body is gearing up for labor.


Yes!!! It's been driving me crazy the past few days and it was one more sign (along with my insane sleeping schedule) that baby will be here soon. I'm just hoping some of it will clear up really soon so that I don't look all zitty in my birth and PP pictures!

 



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I found out that my SIL is planning a mother's blessing for me on June 5th! I never even mentioned it to anyone - but I was secretly hoping someone would plan one love.gif I can't wait to be with all my ladies!

We are expecting severe storms today - the online weather radar looks scary!!! Good day for craft projects! thumb.gif

 

How wonderful! I've never had a mother's blessing but it sounds lovely. What a nice thing for your SIL to do. :)

 

We had severe storms yesterday. We actually spent a total of over an hour in one of the bathrooms yesterday evening because the tornado sirens kept coming on. Luckily none of the tornadoes hit down right near us, but we did have everything else: high winds, rain, golf ball sized hail, lightening and thunder. What is really weird is that during the storm and all last night the ctx that I've been having randomly since Friday totally stopped. But when I got up this morning they started again. I guess my body knows that going into labor in the middle of a severe thunderstorm with tornadoes and no electricity is a bad idea!

 

I realized yesterday afternoon (before the storms hit) that I've been feeling somewhat apprehensive about the new baby. I know things are going to change drastically for our family and part of that worry, I think, has been holding me back from being 100% ready ready for baby to come. So last night (after the storms passed) I had a conversation with him about how I'm ready to meet him and hold him and nurse him and we're so excited to welcome him into our family and our lives. I told him that he already has a place in my heart, and his place in our home is ready for him. I felt like a huge weight had been lifted off of me. I know that it won't always be easy because, hello, it's parenting! But I do know that we'll be okay no matter what happens. I think mentally and emotionally I am ready for the next step.
 

 

post #56 of 181

Glad you are finding some peace, Jenni

post #57 of 181
Jenni - you will indeed be okay - BETTER than okay!! So many wonderful things are on the horizon for you. A new baby will certainly shake things up, but in a good way! Getting to see your older ones love on and care for a newborn will be amazing, and before you know it you will be done with your RN and able to support your growing family. joy.gif
post #58 of 181

yeahthat.gif  !!

 

 

 

My cleaning lady is here and she is AWESOME! She is scrubbing my shower with a toothbrush and comet bathroom cleaner---- oh, how I love her! But, it's really hard to just be sitting around while she cleans, I feel like I should be helping her! haha

post #59 of 181
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My face is fine but my back is breaking out! That hasn't happened since I was 16!

I found out that my SIL is planning a mother's blessing for me on June 5th! I never even mentioned it to anyone - but I was secretly hoping someone would plan one love.gif I can't wait to be with all my ladies!

So I had a hair appointment yesterday and decided to go back to my "natural" color with some highlights. I was thinking about doing something really different, but instead let the practical side of me take over and do something that would be easy to maintain. I will post before and after pics once I actually brush my hair today! bag.gif

We are expecting severe storms today - the online weather radar looks scary!!! Good day for craft projects! thumb.gif



I am about 45 mins outside the city in NW indidana.  I woke up to some crazy lightening and thunder and the rain hitting the window so hard it sounded like hail.  Besides wondering how my son managed to get to the bus stop across the street since we haven't replaced the umbrella yet, I kept thinking, "What an awesome day to go into labor!"  I don't know why.  Maybe cause it seems kinda fitting.  An intense storm outside to go with the one in my uterus, lol.  No contractions for me yet, though I do have a chiro apt at 1. 

 

Since this morning, the rain has died down though and its getting lighter outside.  Strangely, I was kind of enjoying the storm, sad to see it pass.  Then again, I do gotta get out and drive in this so maybe it is for the best. 

 

I just ate the best breakfast ever if I dare toot my own horn.  I made banana cream cheese stuffed french toast made from french bread soaked in custard, no regular square sandwich bread french toast here, lol.  I watch wayyyy too much food network, lol.

 

Heathenmom- I haven't commented yet, but I LOVE that cradle!  It is so unique and well crafted.  Talk about an heirloom!!!  Maybe a bassinet pad/mattress which is only an inch or two thick      would fit.

 

Well, hope everyone has a wonderful hump day! 

 

 

 

post #60 of 181
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oooooh, french toast.......eat.gif
 

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I am about 45 mins outside the city in NW indidana.  I woke up to some crazy lightening and thunder and the rain hitting the window so hard it sounded like hail.  Besides wondering how my son managed to get to the bus stop across the street since we haven't replaced the umbrella yet, I kept thinking, "What an awesome day to go into labor!"  I don't know why.  Maybe cause it seems kinda fitting.  An intense storm outside to go with the one in my uterus, lol.  No contractions for me yet, though I do have a chiro apt at 1. 

 

Since this morning, the rain has died down though and its getting lighter outside.  Strangely, I was kind of enjoying the storm, sad to see it pass.  Then again, I do gotta get out and drive in this so maybe it is for the best. 

 

I just ate the best breakfast ever if I dare toot my own horn.  I made banana cream cheese stuffed french toast made from french bread soaked in custard, no regular square sandwich bread french toast here, lol.  I watch wayyyy too much food network, lol.

 

Heathenmom- I haven't commented yet, but I LOVE that cradle!  It is so unique and well crafted.  Talk about an heirloom!!!  Maybe a bassinet pad/mattress which is only an inch or two thick      would fit.

 

Well, hope everyone has a wonderful hump day! 

 

 

 



 

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