Originally Posted by erigeron
I am worried I'm going to fail my longitudinal rotation and not graduate. I have been concerned about this for a while but have been waiting to see if it resolved itself. I emailed my instructor and her response wasn't very helpful. I really hate the idea of calling her now so I am just going to try and wait until tomorrow and call her then, since there is nothing I can do tonight anyway. Just trying not to think about it. Hubby thinks I should call her, but it always drives me bonkers when his students call at all hours about stuff that could have kept.
Oh no. I hope this is something you can get resolved!
Originally Posted by Lidamama84
ARRGH! You ladies are gonna hit me!!! So today, instead of going to a FREE massage session which I probably desperately need, I decided to take advantage of no DD and really have a go at the house; between 12:30 and 5:00 I painted DD's closet, vacuumed the whole house, washed all the ceramic floors, washed the bathrooms, dusted the upstairs, cleaned the kitchen, tidied most of the house and made dinner. I just REALLY didn't want to interrupt that good cleaning energy to drive across town, get all relaxed, drive back across town and have to motivate myself to clean when I knew I didn't have enough time to finish before DD and DH came home. That, and I had already driven across town this morning for my U/S, and I will have to drive back across town tomorrow for my MW appt. I felt bad using all that gas when it's soo expensive :(
On the up side, I got all that cleaning done, plus a bunch of random errands this morning, because I know I will be physically beat tomorrow after getting my membranes swept, and, mentally, I know that getting the house really clean was one of the last "big" projects that I wanted done before baby comes. Most of my other things are just spring-cleaning type projects that I can pick away at to pass the time, and they are not so labour-intensive (pun not intended). I'm exhausted and sore, I didn't get a nap, my feet and ankles are gigantic, I'm filthy, and I FEEL GREAT!!! I still have loads of laundry to do in the Great Ringworm Battle, but I can see the progress :)
At my U/S this morning, the tech estimated that baby is 6lb 10oz, from which I'm going to subtract half a pound, because I feel that they always over-estimate my babies' weights, but even at that, it looks like I have over a 6-pounder, which I am THRILLED about. I'm not even 39w yet, and when I was induced at 39w w/ DD1, she was only 5.5. The tech, on the other hand, was worried, and kept asking questions about whether I've been leaking fluid, or if the baby's moving well...and she said because the weight was "low" she would have to do an extra test, by which I knew she meant checking the cord. I guess I will find out tomorrow if I should be worried or not. She finally said that everything looked good and baby was healthy, but she sure didn't look thrilled :(
I totally understand the need to get things done instead. There is a mental relaxation that happens when stuff gets done. I wish I could experience some of that!
Originally Posted by JosieAK
Since I contract every time I squat, climb stairs, walk, or do anything strenuous, I am trying to decide if I want to avoid these activities or pursue them! On one hand, I've had a long drawn out labor where I had to keep pushing my contractions to get stronger and harder by doing uncomfortable things, on the other, I'm ready for this baby to come and I have a girlfriend who successfully induced herself 10 days early by walking on the treadmill for 2 hours! I imagine I'd get some pretty serious action if I took a two hour walk, etc. But I am just not sure I want to start that ball rolling without knowing that it had enough momentum to take me all the way. You know? So, I think I'm just going to keep on living. I'll be climbing stairs, squatting, walking as needed, but not trying anything serious--YET!
I understand the need/want to be done and get baby out, but I worry about having enough energy to get through labor if I push too hard. You're probably wise to just do what you'd normally do and not push it. I'm nervous because I'm running my daycare clear up until I start labor. That is daily activity for me, so my body's used to it. I just hope that I'm not too worn out to give birth, especially if I go into labor during my daycare day. Yikes!
Originally Posted by ~Nikki~
I'm like, insanely proud of myself for getting the gardening done yesterday. We had a major wet spell (seriously like 2 weeks of rain) and I wasn't able to get outside and the weeds pretty much took over everything. I had purchased one of those stick weeders (like for dandilions) thinking it'd help with my complete inability to bend. But it was SO SLOOOWWWW due to all the weeds. So I just sucked it up, pulled out my trusty little kneeling pad, and went to town on the garden the old fashioned way. It is totally unrecognizable. Now I'm motivated to go out and get a few more colourful plants or flowers to stick in there and fill in the gaps that the weeds created. =P
This is my garden right now. It's terrible. The days that it's not been raining it's been super hot - 80's and even 90's. There was one day recently where it was cooler and I had planned on using it but ended up not sleeping well the night before and was too pooped to do the work. Bummer! I'm kind of dreading it now because it's so overgrown. But once I can get in there and remove some stuff I'm going to paper and mulch so that it won't be as bad hopefully. But I just need to get it done. It's hard too because there's so much inside my house that also needs done. Agh - not enough hours in the day! Congrats to you for getting your garden done. I'm sure it's a great feeling to have it done!
So many of you are getting so close with all of the contracting going on. It's very exciting. I'm a bit envious, but that's okay. I NEED to get way more done before baby gets here anyways. Besides, I'm not even 37 weeks until this Sunday, so I'll probably be one of the last birth stories posting! I've really enjoyed reading the stories that have come in thus far and look forward to hearing some more. I don't think I'll have to wait too long for some of these from the sounds of some of these updates!
I did scrub my bathroom today after kiddos went down for nap - not quite as much as I wanted. It's a start though. Of course my daycare baby woke up while I was scrubbing so I had to quit prematurely. I also put some laundry away last night. But honestly, there's so much of it that it literally looks like I accomplished nothing. There's just so much left to do and I can't even hope to put up the cosleeper until the baskets upon baskets of laundry are put away and out of the way so that we can rearrange a few things in order to fit the cosleeper where we want it.
I'm hoping to put together my birth basket this weekend, even if that means I have to make a big shopping trip and buy a bunch of stuff that I don't have and shouldn't spend money on right now. I just need this to be done for my own mental sanity.
We're going to do a full run-through on our birth tub Friday night and I'm really hoping DH isn't a big grump about it. He's been a grump about everything lately. I understand he's busy and tired, but so am I and we're running out of time to get stuff done. I just wish he had the ability to suck it up and have a positive attitude. Instead he pisses and moans the entire time and makes the experience miserable for everybody. It's very frustrating.
I'm getting so irritated with DS. The child still needs an afternoon nap or he's an emotional mess and yet I have to fight with him for a good 1/2 an hour to hour every freaking day to get him to sleep. All of my daycare kiddos get a book, lay on their cots, listen to music, and they're out. Not mine - nope. I try to give him some attention once everyone's asleep, lay with him for a few minutes, even read a book so that he feels special, but he refuses to just lay there and fall asleep. He kicks his feet, bounces up and down, sings loudly, anything to not fall asleep. It's frustrating because I have a daycare baby who almost always needs fed/changed during this time and it's hard to get him to sleep when I have to give attention to another, get my daycare paperwork done, and of course very importantly get on MDC so that I can feel like I'm connecting with adults at some point in my day. Some days I literally have to lie down with him and hold him like in a straight jacket type hold just to get him to calm down enough to sleep. Today has been impossible - he will not settle down. And now I just lost it and yelled at him. I hate when "scary mom" comes out. Sometimes I feel like he just pushes and pushes until that's what happens. Grrr...Anyways, that's just a little mini vent.