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post #81 of 181

I too still have to get the gbs test.  Um, though I am a little late since I am due next wed.  My midwife also just has her patients do a clense then retests to have that negative result in the file just in case. 

 

I have no clue what happened to me.  The last two days I have felt crazy good.  Great mood, loving life, feeling good.  Then today, I woke up and the first few things I said to DH were crabby.  It has been a cranky emotional day.  Also, more digestive trouble.  Of course it means NOTHING!!!  I am going to be pregnant FOREVER!!!! hahhahahaha.  Okay, Im better now, lol.  I almost went to the "Could this be the week?" thread and shouted "No!!!  This is not your week because you will be pregnant forever just like me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"  hahaha  I don't know where these feelings are coming from I am only due wednesday.  I don't know what is wrong with me.  Do I dare hope these crazy emotions mean I am close?  Well, then again, worst case, I go two weeks late.  That is still super close!  I dont know why I am battling these crazy feelings today.  I guess I knew they were coming.  Every mama kinda has to deal with this "so done being pregnant" feeling before having the baby (usually)  so the fact that I was still so content being pregnant should have told me it wasn't time yet.  Soooo by my logic maybe my insanity is a good thing.

 

Okay, I am done now for real, lol.

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 Do I dare hope these crazy emotions mean I am close?  Well, then again, worst case, I go two weeks late.  That is still super close!  

 

Yep, you are close... I know it probably doesn't feel close enough though! hug2.gif   I expect to have at least 2-3 weeks and maybe longer.  I'm not feeling ready yet but I bet in about 10 days I will start going a little crazy.

 

So, names.  I was really set on a boy first name, and then today I discovered a movie is coming out in the next year that has a character with that name, and the actor totally looks like he could be my kids' brother.  Even though I wanted the name before I read the book, and before the movie came out, I am feeling super annoyed that in a few years it will totally look like I named my kid for the character.  And it's not really a good character for naming your kid after :(  (Anyone read the Hunger Games?)  

It's another thing on my list of 'things which do not ultimately matter but are really irking me right now'

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I'm super excited to be getting a mani/pedi next week. I found a Seize the Deal deal for an all natural mani/pedi for $20! It was really important to me to not go someplace all chemical fumey. Honestly, I'm surprised there is such a place locally.

 

 

That sounds awesome!  There are a couple natural spas in my area but it's really hard to book because any childcare I have is only available in the evenings, and there is no bus service in the evnings.  I am going to have to figure something out soon because I promised myself I would get a pedi this month :)

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Article is DONE! Thank goodness. I hope it's OK; towards the end of writing, I can never tell if a piece is rubbish or not. Oh well, hopefully the editor will inform me. :p

 

Interesting turn of events: my parents and little sister were up in Auckland having a consult with the doctors over my sister's scoliosis. My other two little sisters are here with me at home, waiting for them to get back. Only it turns out my father threw his back out (again) this morning up in Auckland, and is in hospital himself, fainting and hooked up to IVs and generally miserable. So they might end up having to spend another night up there, in which case I'll have to go sleep over at my sisters' house. Poor Dad!

 

Right, well, speaking of my little sisters, I've just ignored them for two hours while I finished my article. Better go make dinner. :p

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Well, yikes. Just got back from dropping my little sisters off home. It sounds like my poor parents had the WORST DAY EVER. They were staying at a backpackers' hostel, in order to be on time for my sister's scoliosis consult in the morning. Dad's back started spasming as he got out of the shower, and he was frozen with pain, couldn't move and then fainted (Mum caught him, fortunately). So the ambulance had to come and give him nitrous oxide and manoeuvre him (sans trousers, incidentally) onto a stretcher. So Dad got ambulanced off to one hospital, while Mum and my sister went to the one next door (this was a specialist appointment, they couldn't really miss it). And Dad spent the rest of the day having an ECG and ultrasound and X-rays, and being given drugs that made him throw up, and fainting all over the place, while Mum rushed from hospital to hospital. And then she had to drive home, through Auckland, which she hates to begin with; and Dad threw up out the window on the way home. When I saw him tonight he was grey, doped up to the eyeballs and muttering how he wanted to go be with Jesus.

 

Also, they're going to do either one or two surgeries on my sister's back - either five or eight hours of surgery - sometime eight weeks plus from now.

 

Poor Mum; she looked absolutely shattered. Dad won't be preaching on Sunday, and it looks like my little sister's birthday lunch out will have to be put off as well. (Not the one with the scoliosis... I have a lot of sisters.)

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Well, yikes. Just got back from dropping my little sisters off home. It sounds like my poor parents had the WORST DAY EVER. They were staying at a backpackers' hostel, in order to be on time for my sister's scoliosis consult in the morning. Dad's back started spasming as he got out of the shower, and he was frozen with pain, couldn't move and then fainted (Mum caught him, fortunately). So the ambulance had to come and give him nitrous oxide and manoeuvre him (sans trousers, incidentally) onto a stretcher. So Dad got ambulanced off to one hospital, while Mum and my sister went to the one next door (this was a specialist appointment, they couldn't really miss it). And Dad spent the rest of the day having an ECG and ultrasound and X-rays, and being given drugs that made him throw up, and fainting all over the place, while Mum rushed from hospital to hospital. And then she had to drive home, through Auckland, which she hates to begin with; and Dad threw up out the window on the way home. When I saw him tonight he was grey, doped up to the eyeballs and muttering how he wanted to go be with Jesus.

 

Also, they're going to do either one or two surgeries on my sister's back - either five or eight hours of surgery - sometime eight weeks plus from now.

 

Poor Mum; she looked absolutely shattered. Dad won't be preaching on Sunday, and it looks like my little sister's birthday lunch out will have to be put off as well. (Not the one with the scoliosis... I have a lot of sisters.)


 

 

OMG Prayers to your family! That's a lot to happen all at once.

 

Well I'm feeling very odd this morning. I went to bed around 1 am and had been having very mild contractions (the real kind not just my normal BH.) Went to sleep and DH didn't come to bed until 5:45a. Him coming in woke me up. I went potty and came back to bed and couldn't go back to sleep. Then the contractions started again. Again mild, but I'm aware of them. When the kids got up I decided to take a shower and shave my legs (which I haven't been motivated to do in almost 3 weeks) and drag all three kiddos in the shower with me. Still feeling contraction-ish and weird. DH and I are supposed to be going to my Dad's so he can do some work around the house (some weird neighbor is calling code enforcement on EVERYONE in the neighborhood and they came around and told dad there was a few things he needs to fix...mind you my family has been there for over 30 years and has never had this issue.) We shall see how the day plays out.

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Good gracious, Smokering, your family's been through the wringer this week!  Thinking healing thoughts for your father and sister.  hug2.gif

 

Sharita, I'm RIGHT there with you.  So. Freaking. Done.  Due to my work situation I can't take off any time before I have the baby, so I'm still having to show up and at least TRY to meet my commitments.  Most folks are cutting me some slack, but I've burst into tears over the most ridiculous crap and it makes me feel like a crazy person.  Yesterday I had to go to a mandatory meeting, where they provided lunch.  Only it's not something I could eat.  So instead of asking for something else, I just holed up in the bathroom and cried like a baby.  I did eventually get lunch, but GOOD GRIEF how embarrassing!

post #88 of 181
Smokering, so sorry to hear of your family's ailments! I hope your Dad heals quickly and your sister's surgery goes well. You all will be in my prayers.

I am only 36 weeks but I am starting to get the sick of being pregnant syndrome. I am horribly uncomfortable and simply cannot imagine feeling this way for another month or more. I have developed major itching, right sided sciatica, and a new roll of fat under my chin. Lovely.

I had a pedicure yesterday - although I picked an absolutely hideous color so I might have to have DH take it off and start over. It looked like a shimmery white in the bottle but actually came out a light green. I look like I have frog feet, lol!

This weekend is going to be a busy one for us - we have a visit with Dh's Dad and wife tomorrow morning - always an uncomfortable time - we only see them about twice a year and its just a little weird. Sunday is my SIL's "chicken party" AKA the "Pot Cluck" - she is one of the few people in the city of Chicago who have a full-blown chicken coop in her backyard and every year she has a big party for their "birthday". It's fun, but crazy and crowded. Hopefully Monday will be a little more relaxing.

What is everyone else doing this weekend?
post #89 of 181

So glad to be in week 37 today!

Yay! Glad people with no GBS! My GBS was negative also, so I am very happy, one less thing to worry about and I don't have to get to the hospital earlier than I want to.  I did test positive for BV again though for the second time this pregnancy.  I don't have any symptoms and I did treat with anitibiotics the first time (one that was supposed to kill the bad bacteria without affecting the good one).  Now my midwife is telling me to try some natural alternatives since I already did the antibiotics.  so based on the advice of Knitting Mama some time back, I'm taking culturelle, jarro-dosiphilus+fos.  Hopefully it works!  My midwife says that having BV may cause tearing during labor - anyone heard of this?

post #90 of 181

Sharita - you are very close. Perhaps this will be your week. I can so relate to how you're feeling, except I'm not quite 36 weeks yet. Ugh - I have a long ways to go!

 

weliveintheforest - You know, that name thing would irk me too, so I completely get it. We've had a terrible time with names. We've had two picked out forever, but I'm not excited about them. I don't know if it's because they're not the right names or if it's just because we've had it decided for so long or because we don't know gender so I haven't been able to connect to either name yet. shrug.gif

 

Smokering - Wow. Your poor family. Things HAVE to calm down after all of that! ((HUGS))

 

Sarah - You sound very close!

 

AFM - I'm ready for today to be over. If I can get through today then it's the weekend and that's fantastic. Hubby has his final for his CNA course today. So then he'll be done done done with this insanely paced lengthy hours class and he won't have his nose buried in books when he's home and I'll get help around the house again. YAYAYAYA!!!! I still need to do my dishes so that I can cook lunch for my daycare kiddos today. I'm kind of lagging behind, but I'll get there. We NEED to do our test run on the birth pool this weekend. We haven't done it yet. Heaven forbid there's something wrong with it as I'll be 36 weeks as of Sunday. We can ship it back and get a replacement, but we'd be cutting it awfully close. So I'm praying to God that there's nothing wrong with it. We still need to run and get our house and faucet adapter and a water pump (that's the only way I can think of to empty it). For those of you that have had water births, did you do a test run complete with adding the water or did you just blow it up, check for leaks, and call it done? I'm thinking it's a good idea to do a test run complete with water and everything, but it's just more work. On top of that, we have other projects that are waiting. We have to finish my son's superhero bedroom. Hubby is almost done painting his bed and is going to touch up the bedroom a bit. Then it's just a matter of vacuuming and putting everything in the room. We have this cute table and chairs set that needs to get put together. Also, my daycare furniture that I got with my daycare grant $$ has come and it's just sitting in boxes. We need to get those opened, inventoried, and I need to get my paperwork together (receipts, shipping invoices, forms, etc...) to mail in so that I can get my reimbursement money. So since that's all here I will likely be working on some arranging in my daycare room this weekend. Also, my garden is in bad need of weeding. Luckily it looks as though the temp has dropped a bit this weekend. I'm hoping to get out and garden while it's cooler. The nice thing is that it's a lot of hands and knees, which is great for this stage of pregnancy! At some point I have mounds and mounds of clean laundry upstairs in my bedroom that needs to be put away so that we can rearrange furniture and make room for the cosleeper by our bed and get that hooked up. I'd like to finish out my home birth basket sometime soon also - the nice thing is that I'm not going to stress over it until I'm 37 weeks, because I can't have a home birth if I'm not full-term anyways, so I have another week!

 

Oh...and I got some great fluff mail the other day. My diapers that I ordered from Green Mountain Diapers came. I got the yellow workhorse fitted and can't wait to try them. I got a few covers and a few Disana wool covers for nighttime. I also got some postpartum mama cloth from Punkyspads. They look cute - is it ridiculous how I want something cute to bleed on? Good grief! So anyways, my newborn stash is DONE!!! I just need to prep diapers and organize all of this crap somewhere in my house.

 

 

post #91 of 181
Smokering, I'm so sorry your family is having a rough time right now. hug2.gif

Sarah, three kids in the shower? LOL Is that possible? With my big belly, I can barely shower with my one.
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Smokering, I'm so sorry your family is having a rough time right now. hug2.gif

Sarah, three kids in the shower? LOL Is that possible? With my big belly, I can barely shower with my one.


I was trying to picture me in the shower with 3 as well and I just kept seeing myself turning slightly to one side and knocking kiddos over left and right.  Too funny.  I showered with DH the other day and still have to be careful to get past him to get under the water because of the huge belly.  Mine has definitely become a hazard. 

 

 

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I was trying to picture me in the shower with 3 as well and I just kept seeing myself turning slightly to one side and knocking kiddos over left and right.  Too funny.  I showered with DH the other day and still have to be careful to get past him to get under the water because of the huge belly.  Mine has definitely become a hazard. 

 

 

This made me laugh because I just "whacked" dd's head with my belly yesterday. It's hard to judge how much space I need to turn anymore. :)

 

post #94 of 181

*yawns* So, yesterday I did some much-needed shopping. I got a supposedly tummy-controlling singlet thing to wear PP (I'm not sure it's sturdy enough to do real squeezing, but we'll see), some new underwear, some new hankies, and splashed out on a fancy NZ-made fitted nappy for the baby. I also picked up ten fitted nappies I got online - they've been through two kids but still seem pretty sturdy. I really need more covers, though.

 

Today is a bit up in the air. I might have to go babysit Dad while Mum gets groceries, because my little sister's terrified to be left with him in case he faints again! My sister and BIL are down from Auckland and may or may not want to visit this afternoon. And I might need to bake a birthday cake for my other sister, because of her lunch tomorrow being cancelled. Plus, DH wants me to make him a pennant (yup, a pennant), by this afternoon. And I need to finish DD's owl dress. And I still have a cold. *yawn* And I'm thinking of inviting my friend to watch Deathly Hallows over here tonight, but only if my sister won't be visiting, and she hasn't gotten back to me.

 

Also, I reallyreallyreally want to organise the baby's clothes in the new chest of drawers, but it hasn't arrived yet. So I have all these bags of hand-me-downs lying around, driving me nuts! My nesting urge is being thwarted! I just cleaned out my handbag instead, but it wasn't the same.

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A pennant? I had to google that I'm still not quite sure what that is. redface.gif Like a flag?

 

I'm finally making decent progress on my end of year assignment. The last few questions look really difficult, but I feel motivated to get them over & done with now that there's an end in sight.

 

Weekend - I think we've made more plans than we're actually likely to have time to fit in. Swimming pool, petting zoo, weekly supermarket shop, Ikea, running errands, and a video night with friends.

 

Labor signs - not much happening. Last week I was predicting labor this weekend, but I seem to have jinxed it. I did have a tiny speck of mucus-y discharge this morning, which I got disproportionately excited about.

 

In other news, I have a pregnant friend (well, friendly acquaintance - she's DH's boss's wife) who keeps posting all kinds of opinionated nonsense about childbirth and parenting on her FB. It makes me cringe a little because I know I had some similarly ignorant beliefs before I became a parent too. Part of me feels inclined to set her straight, but I figure she might as well enjoy having all the answers while it lasts. winky.gif

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Yeah, a pennant's like a long vertical flag thingy. DH is making some videos for his home business, and wants to have a pennant in the background with his business logo on it (the ace of spades). Because.... why not? I'm happy to make it, it's just I still feel pretty flu-ey and have a bunch of other stuff to do.

post #97 of 181

Okay. Seriously...am I really up at 2:30am lanolizing new wool diaper covers? And I think I'd be prepping new cloth right now if my washer/dryer weren't full. Instead I restarted the dryer, which by the way is perfectly capable of drying in one cycle if certain people (meaning DH) knew how to empty the lint trap and use the proper setting and not overload it. Grrr...Anyways, when that load is dry I guess I can move over the stuff in the wash and start prepping diapers if I'm still awake and feeling insane.

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hi crystal!

 

i'm awake, too. i have had bad (and the first this pg) indigestion this evening, and now a bad stomach ache... can't sleep, laying down is worse. wondering what my body is up to and if this is the beginnings of something! trying to not get my hopes up, but can't help it...

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Okay. Seriously...am I really up at 2:30am lanolizing new wool diaper covers? And I think I'd be prepping new cloth right now if my washer/dryer weren't full. Instead I restarted the dryer, which by the way is perfectly capable of drying in one cycle if certain people (meaning DH) knew how to empty the lint trap and use the proper setting and not overload it. Grrr...Anyways, when that load is dry I guess I can move over the stuff in the wash and start prepping diapers if I'm still awake and feeling insane.


should i lanolize my homemade wool soakers? i have nooooo idea what's involved. can you enlighten me?

 

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should i lanolize my homemade wool soakers? i have nooooo idea what's involved. can you enlighten me?

 


Well, hello! I also have indigestion. Yuck! But I'm far enough away from my EDD that I can't even begin to get my hopes up as to this being something! Anyways, Yes, you should lanolize. Wool will not repel the urine if you don't. This helps keep baby and bedding dry. You may want to lanolize a couple of times initially prior to first use. After that, you should only have to relanolize periodically. I'm going to give you a link that will explain it better than I can. Not to mention, even though I had my instructions right in front of me, I think I kind of screwed it up. I will likely give it one more go before I consider myself done lanolizing! Here's the link!

 

http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/lanolize.htm

 

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