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I did the sinus rinse. It wasn't as bad as I thought. Actually, everything that came out looked like water, nothing gross. I don't know that it made me feel any better. My nose was uncongested for maybe an hour but now it's back to being all clogged up and it still hurts. The entire left side of my head hurts. greensad.gif

I don't mind using a special occasion for a big purchase that we both want. We did that when we got our surround sound entertainment center thingie. But, again, that's something we wouldn't have bought otherwise. That's also a dual purchase, something we both wanted. The idea of him getting me a vacuum cleaner as an anniversary gift because we need one is not the same, imo. I don't expect an anniversary gift anyway and I would eventually buy the vacuum cleaner. There's really no difference, practically speaking, between what he suggested and what I said, which is that I'll buy a vacuum and we won't get other gifts. It's just the idea that he thinks that would be a good gift to give me. That's a household purchase, not a gift for one person. I'm not the maid. KWIM?

There was something else I wanted to mention but it has totally flown my mind. If I think of it, I'll be back.
post #202 of 299
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See that kind of stuff doesn't bug me.  For our anniversary this year, we "got each other" a convection/toaster oven.  Hah, we sort of try to apply big purchases to events so we don't feel like we are overspending.  But, FWIW, we didn't do anything for our anniversary.  I got DH a card and he didn't even do that much!  LOL.

 



LOL. Us too. Our intended christmas present to each other this year is command start for the car, since we figured it would be a huge help with the baby coming in December. 

 

I'm glad to see so many good reviews for the A&A swaddling blankets. I'm lusting over them, but am having a hard time justifying the cost!

 

AMP makes "duo" diapers, which can be used as pockets, or the insert can be used on top as well, there's small 'tabs' to keep the insert in place while you're snapping the diaper closed, similar to the AI2 idea, but without the snaps. 

 

 

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I think it may depend on the AI2 - like Grovia (which may be considered either an AI2 or a Hybrid), I think you really need to use their inserts since they are so specifically shaped for trimness. I liked the Grovia honestly, except for the Aplix, which was really, really bad. It didn't stick, even on the one I didn't buy second hand. The snap version is sure to be better. FLIP, which I guess is another AI2/Hybrid you really can use about any insert there, and they lay in, not snap.

 

I think I will just go when scheduled and try to remember to limit my carbs the day before.

 

MW: wouldn't hurt to repeat the rinse, and maybe see if the doc could work you in.

 

as for gifts . . . well. Since DH does most of the vacuuming, a vacuum wouldn't be a gift for ME, and if it was insinuated that it was, I would be kind of irritated. Usually our gifts to eachother are things we want but would otherwise buy for ourselves, or a treat day out or something.

 

JJ: Do you have Target there? I scored like 3 packs of A&A on clearance once when they switched to new patterns. keep your eyes peeled! (granted this was over a year ago, but stuff happens like that at Target alot). I gave a pack at a baby shower, and kept two for myself.

 

So  looking forward to my week off tomorrow! even though I will most likely be spending it moving in to the in-laws.

 

My Grandpa's long time companion (they have been together like 30 years, but never married) is in the hospital due to a broken hip, subsequent surgery to fix said hip, and now she is bleeding internally. She has had major blood loss and they can't keep up with the demand for blood for her, having sent out for more. (they are in a little town in Iowa). She's 80 something. My parents are mostly concerned about what to do with Grandpa if she does pass away, as no one lives near him anymore, and he is going to need some assistance . . . not that we aren't concerned with his companion, but there is little we can do for her, besides pray. All things happen at once!

post #204 of 299
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I'm not familiar with Grovia or Flip. Flip is the one that's partially disposable or something, right? Maybe the insert is disposable but biodegradable, not like a Pampers or Huggies? Is that what a hybrid is? I was talking about WAHM AI2s. With those you really could use just about any insert or even a PF because all it really is is a cover and an insert. The only difference between those and getting a separate cover for a diaper is that it comes with a snap-in soaker. I was thinking those would be handy just like pockets if you snapped the soakers in for the other person who would be using them. Then all they'd have to do is put the diaper on the baby. Since only one end is snapped on, you don't really need to take it apart when you wash it, depending on the cover. That might be even easier than a pocket because it won't come apart in the wash so you wouldn't have to worry about putting it back together before next use.

I can't stand aplix on diapers. Even if they hold well, they make a lot of noise when changing, which isn't good if you are trying to change a sleeping baby. I only use snaps.

I'm planning to do another rinse today and go to the doc. I'm not sure if I should do the rinse before going, though. Could that make it harder to diagnose something? I felt so horrible by the time I went to bed last night that I had to take some ibuprofen. I know I'm not supposed to but there was no way I would have been able to sleep with that pain. Again, I feel much better, just a little congested this morning. I guess laying down helps somehow. The kitten kept licking me around the left side of my nose, mouth and ear. Do you supposed he knows something?
post #205 of 299

Flip is made by bumgenius, it is basically a snap cover and a lay in microfiber insert. it is one size. You can also choose an organic prefold insert that you would lay in tri-folded. Hybrid means that you can choose a disposable (it is usually biodegradeable and in some cases flushable) insert or a washable one. gDiapers are hybrids. I use the gDiapers disposable inserts as back-ups in the FLIPs if I need to use them for overnight. I like FLIPs because it is pretty cheap, you get 2 covers and 6 inserts for $50 if you do the microfiber. it's another $10 for organic.

 

Grovia/Grobaby is a snap in system. their diapers fit really trim and the soaker is hourglass shaped and gathered in the middle. Cute, trim, diapers but kind of pricey, and the aplix was just not sticky. I can't put DS in any aplix anymore because he can remove it himself. When he was smaller, I didn't like it in the summer because he was so often in only a diaper, the aplix, if exposed, rubbed his belly raw.

 

I love snaps! but did get some aplix for the new baby as I don't expect her to take her diaper off herself in the early days, and as she is a fall baby, she will always have something protecting her belly. That and everyone else that does diaper changing (my mom, DH, and MIL) seem to find the aplix a little easier.

 

I wouldn't be surprised if the kitten did know something! and I think if you feel a rinse would make you feel better in the meantime, do one. If you think you can wait until after the doc, then that's ok too. I don't know that it would make diagnosis any more difficult.

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I really like the Flip covers and can envision using them w/PFs as well as the microfiber inserts. I have a package of the Flip disposable inserts that someone gave that I guess I can use if we get in a pinch. I'll probably keep some in the diaper bag.

 

Is serious PMS-like emotions a sign of the end? I am having a really tough time. It doesn't help that I am having to work from home this week while also caring for my four older ones. That type of mental gymnastics always puts me on edge but it's worse this week. We're also having HVAC issues and DH is dragging his feet getting it fixed. I'm just feeling more and more done. I'm even running out of emotional/mental steam on trying to get the baby to flip vertex. I really at a point where I just don't care anymore. I've had four chiro sessions in the past week and nothing has seemed to work so far. I took the younger three to the pool yesterday evening and I tried to do a handstand to encourage her to flip (suggestion from spinningbabies) but I couldn't stay under the water because I felt like I was drowning. Like I didn't have enough air in my lungs. I guess I could try the inversion recline trick and the ice bags up by her head but again, I'm just feeling done. My next ultrasound is next Friday. I'm going back and forth on whether I will let them attempt an ECV if she is still breech. I just want to be done making pregnancy decisions!

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Annie, I think almost everyone feels that way towards the end! I was so anxious and ready to be done with DS from week 38-40, but funny thing, after I hit my EDC, I kind of just went Zen. It didn't matter anymore (except for the stupid questions my co-works always asked).  Maybe you need to take a few days, or as much as a week,off from trying to get baby girl to flip. Maybe she just needs some relaxing time, and will go on her own. I am sure all the stress of trying to get her to flip adds to the overall physical tension. You still have 2-3 weeks until you are "due", I think?

 

I really think I would wait and would let them attempt an ECV sometime in week 39 (theirs, not yours, if they have your EDC later) if she still hasn't turned. Give her every opportunity to cooperate.

 

(((((hugs)))) it is tough!

 

I haven't ever used the FLIP disposable inserts, only the gDiaper ones, as they are far easier for me to find, but they are really absorbant. I like the FLIP, but tend to use pockets more since DS is so wriggly. That, and poop does get on the covers, so I might as well use a pocket system. Unless you use prefolds and snappi, I don't know how to avoid getting poop on the covers sometimes. Or maybe DS is just more of an explosive pooper than some :)

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 I just want to be done making pregnancy decisions!


I hear you!!!  And I feel for you.  Nowhere near the same degree but I feel like every time I get past one test/decision there is another one looming and I'm so tired of worrying about things.  I passed GD but still have to test for GBS, and perhaps even platelets again.  And we still have Finn's genetic test to worry about.  I want to pull my hair out.  

 

I'm feeling lazy and not particularly nesty today, which sucks!!  I wanted to get the house spotless.  Tomorrow starts my last weekend of work!!!  Then I'm outta there and a SAHM!!  

 

 

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Annie, I think almost everyone feels that way towards the end! I was so anxious and ready to be done with DS from week 38-40, but funny thing, after I hit my EDC, I kind of just went Zen. It didn't matter anymore (except for the stupid questions my co-works always asked).  


I did that, too, when DD2 was 10 days "late."  I gave up on expecting her to ever come out, but it wasn't a negative thing at all.  I just let go of any expectations or even a feeling of waiting.

 

post #210 of 299
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Yep, the crazy emotions are normal toward the end. I get more irritable toward the end, just like PMS.
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Thanks everyone. These emotions just kind of hit me out of nowhere yesterday and I wasn't prepared for it. It's probably a good idea to take a mental and physical break from trying to get her to turn. She's still so active which I'm interpreting as she still has plenty of space in there. I'm feeling lots of movement at the top of my uterus but that can be deceiving since she likes to keep a foot up by her head. eyesroll.gif I'm also trying to get in to a head space where I'm o.k. with her being breech if that's what she needs. There may be a reason that we can't know for why she went breech and that may be the safest place for her to be.

post #212 of 299
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Baby was in a perfect position this morning for me to measure him. I got 11" from crown to rump. He's curled up a little, of course, so maybe he's a little longer? I need to see if I can find a normal CR measurement for 35-36w. I think I remember reading from either Babycenter or Fertility Friend that baby should be about 19" long by now. Anyone know how long legs usually are in proportion to the body? I know my measurement isn't accurate but it was fun. I'm still pretty sure I feel the head down low and butt up near my ribs but all this talk about breech babies has got me a little worried that I can't tell.

I did go to the doc today. She said I do have fluid in my ear but it doesn't look like a full blown infection yet. She told me to continue with the sinus rinses and saline nasal spray and ask my MW about taking a decongestant and acetaminophen. She gave me a script for abx but said not to fill it unless I get worse in the next 2 days. I think she got a little annoyed with me because I said I didn't know if I was allergic to penicillin abx. I can't remember the last time I had abx or what they were so I really don't know. shrug.gif
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Better to catch that stuff early! hope you continue to get better

 

This table has crown to heel for 36 week at 18 or so inches. I think legs are probably about 40% of height so 11 inches CR is probably just about right.

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Baby was in a perfect position this morning for me to measure him. I got 11" from crown to rump. He's curled up a little, of course, so maybe he's a little longer? I need to see if I can find a normal CR measurement for 35-36w. I think I remember reading from either Babycenter or Fertility Friend that baby should be about 19" long by now. Anyone know how long legs usually are in proportion to the body? I know my measurement isn't accurate but it was fun. I'm still pretty sure I feel the head down low and butt up near my ribs but all this talk about breech babies has got me a little worried that I can't tell.

I did go to the doc today. She said I do have fluid in my ear but it doesn't look like a full blown infection yet. She told me to continue with the sinus rinses and saline nasal spray and ask my MW about taking a decongestant and acetaminophen. She gave me a script for abx but said not to fill it unless I get worse in the next 2 days. I think she got a little annoyed with me because I said I didn't know if I was allergic to penicillin abx. I can't remember the last time I had abx or what they were so I really don't know. shrug.gif


 

How fun you measured!  Neat!! Glad it's not a full blown infection.  I hope you feel better soon, regardless.

 

I'm having such a lazy day b/c I'm having lots of ctx and I'm BOREDDDD.  I keep hitting refresh on my subscriptions, lol!lol.gif  But every time I get up to do light chores I get all contract-y and its uncomfortable.  I'm not worried or anything but I don't like how they feel.  Bubs is moving a lot so he's fine.  I think I just really do need to take it easy.  I didn't walk today.  I just couldn't.  And now I'm glad I didn't.

 

I did some thinking and I have a month only before he can come any time!  Woo hoo!  I'm hoping it flies!!

 

Have any of you used this GroVia  Magic Stick?  Looks interesting...

 

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Carrie ~ I do that sometimes, just sit and keep checking message boards when I get bored. I've been doing that a lot lately because I've been too tired or sick to even knit. I vacuumed the upstairs playroom today after getting it picked up yesterday. I had pretty strong contractions while I was doing it. I'm not worried like you, either, but it was interesting.

I have never used that diaper stick. Looks interesting. I stopped using diaper cream when I started using CDs. I didn't realize there were all kinds of CD safe creams now. I really should get something.

That's cool that I got the measurement so close. I put the kitten on my belly while baby was moving to see what the kitten would do but didn't get a reaction. Funny.

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Forgot to add a pic of the yarn I was talking about. You guys probably won't get why it's such a big deal. It's really hard to get yarn by this dyer and I have never seen these colors by anyone else. I'm so excited I may not actually be able to use it. lol.gif
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That's cool that I got the measurement so close. I put the kitten on my belly while baby was moving to see what the kitten would do but didn't get a reaction. Funny.


Haha, that's funny!   I have a story I forgot to share!  So far, DD hasn't been interested in feeling my belly or feeling kicks.  She just doesn't care, it's not like she's freaked out or anything, I think she just is too young to get it.  So this morning, baby's like really kicking up a storm, so I put my phone on my belly and told her to watch her brother kick the phone. OMG she started laughing!!  She kept saying, "Baby brother's kicking yours phone?!" Ha it was great!  Then, in true "kids say the darndest things" fashion, she goes, "Baby can't send text message from inside yours belly, he has to come out first."  

 

Haha!  Kids!

 

Oh that yarn is nice!!  I don't know a thing about yarn but man, those colors are just very nice!  What is your first project going to be???

post #217 of 299
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Kids are so cute with the things they come up with. The day before yesterday 4yo ds and I took a bath, which is funny in and of itself because I can barely fit in the bath tub alone anymore. The water was kind of hot at first but I don't worry about it because my entire belly sticks out of the water. Anyway, when it was time for me to get ds asked why I was getting out. I said because I didn't want to stay in it too long and get too hot because of the baby. Well, he decided I must have gotten too hot and now his baby brother wasn't going to ever come out. He got so upset he started to cry. There was nothing I could do to console him. The baby started to move so I told ds to look at my belly, baby is moving. Of course, as soon as I said that baby stopped moving and that just reinforced ds' feelings.

Today is my 11 year anniversary. I totally dropped the ball on that and Father's Day. I didn't plan ahead well and since I've been sick I haven't gotten out to get cards for dh to mail in time. He sent an email saying he's going to call tonight. I kind of don't even want to talk to him. I get really depressed afterward when it's a holiday or special occasion.

Oops. Forgot about the yarn project question. I'm not sure yet what I'll make. I've got enough, I think, to make a pair of longies for the winter and a soaker or pair of shorts for the summer. Or, I could make a romper. I'm trying to hold off on making anything else for the baby with my good yarn until I know how big he is.

If you saw how much yarn I have, you'd probably fall over. I don't have anymore room in my drawers I use to store it so have had to leave it in bags and pack it in the closet. I have decided that after the next Mosaic Moon co-op at the end of the month, I'm not going to buy any more until I get most of what I have knitted. I'm sure I have plenty to clothe the baby for at least a year and I've still got yarn to make sweaters for the older boys.

I'm working on a pair of socks right now that might be a gift to one of my MWs, depending on how they come out. Then I think I need to work on a sweater for ds2 since I recently made a sweater and a pair of socks for ds3. I've been putting off making the sweater because it's hard to guess what size to make for him to wear 6-9 months from now. I have no idea how much he might grow. I do want to get it started soon, though, because the knitting will probably be slow going once baby comes.
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The yarn is beautiful! I am a sucker for mulit-yarn b/c I hate changing colors when crocheting.

 

Carrie, funny Nora! Gabe does put his ear to my belly at least once a day, but I don't know if he knows why he does it. I think he can hear the heartbeat and it sounds familiar/comforting to him. it is very sweet.

 

I need to clean house. I don't want to!

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Kids are so cute with the things they come up with. The day before yesterday 4yo ds and I took a bath, which is funny in and of itself because I can barely fit in the bath tub alone anymore. The water was kind of hot at first but I don't worry about it because my entire belly sticks out of the water. Anyway, when it was time for me to get ds asked why I was getting out. I said because I didn't want to stay in it too long and get too hot because of the baby. Well, he decided I must have gotten too hot and now his baby brother wasn't going to ever come out. He got so upset he started to cry. There was nothing I could do to console him. The baby started to move so I told ds to look at my belly, baby is moving. Of course, as soon as I said that baby stopped moving and that just reinforced ds' feelings.

Today is my 11 year anniversary. I totally dropped the ball on that and Father's Day. I didn't plan ahead well and since I've been sick I haven't gotten out to get cards for dh to mail in time. He sent an email saying he's going to call tonight. I kind of don't even want to talk to him. I get really depressed afterward when it's a holiday or special occasion.

Oops. Forgot about the yarn project question. I'm not sure yet what I'll make. I've got enough, I think, to make a pair of longies for the winter and a soaker or pair of shorts for the summer. Or, I could make a romper. I'm trying to hold off on making anything else for the baby with my good yarn until I know how big he is.

If you saw how much yarn I have, you'd probably fall over. I don't have anymore room in my drawers I use to store it so have had to leave it in bags and pack it in the closet. I have decided that after the next Mosaic Moon co-op at the end of the month, I'm not going to buy any more until I get most of what I have knitted. I'm sure I have plenty to clothe the baby for at least a year and I've still got yarn to make sweaters for the older boys.

I'm working on a pair of socks right now that might be a gift to one of my MWs, depending on how they come out. Then I think I need to work on a sweater for ds2 since I recently made a sweater and a pair of socks for ds3. I've been putting off making the sweater because it's hard to guess what size to make for him to wear 6-9 months from now. I have no idea how much he might grow. I do want to get it started soon, though, because the knitting will probably be slow going once baby comes.


Do you have pictures of things you've made?  I would love a knitted hat for the winter for baby Finn.  I would buy it from you.  LMK!  I only bought 0-3 sized knitted (crocheted?  I'm not sure of the difference) hats b/c I thought they were tiny and cute.  Have you thought about selling on Etsy or something similar?

 

Happy Anniversary.  Take the call.  Even if you feel depressed afterwards, it'll be good to talk to him even for a few minutes.  

 

Katrina - my house is unusually tidy.  I've definitely been in major nesting mode.  I've even gotten so much laundry put away, DH can't find things.  Usually it's all in bins or on the floor in piles.  LOL!!  Its early yet but I washed all the nb-0-3 clothes and put them away.  I figure I still have another bin to wash, plus diapers, plus NEW diapers that will need a few washes, so I wanted to get at least the new clothes done and put away now.  It takes me like 2-3 days to complete a load from start to finish b/c my washer and dryer are downstairs in the basement.  I'll throw in the wash, at some point get back down there to throw them in the dryer.  But I never fold until the next day.  I just cannot do the stairs that many times.  It's a total PITA.  Of course, if DH will go get them for me or switch them for me, it's much faster/better!!  But I try not to bug him with that stuff now that he is really buckling down with renovations on the breezeway.  It's drywalled and almost ready for mud!

 

It's 8:15 and everyone is still sleeping.. Hmm.  I'd better go wake ppl up so I'm not late getting to work this morning.

 

It's my last weekend of work, girls!!  I made sure I didn't have more than 2 facials today so I won't be contracting up a storm!!!  I'm so thrilled to be THISCLOSE to being done with working!!! Yay!!!

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Do you have pictures of things you've made?  I would love a knitted hat for the winter for baby Finn.  I would buy it from you.  LMK!  I only bought 0-3 sized knitted (crocheted?  I'm not sure of the difference) hats b/c I thought they were tiny and cute.  Have you thought about selling on Etsy or something similar?

 

Happy Anniversary.  Take the call.  Even if you feel depressed afterwards, it'll be good to talk to him even for a few minutes.  

 

Katrina - my house is unusually tidy.  I've definitely been in major nesting mode.  I've even gotten so much laundry put away, DH can't find things.  Usually it's all in bins or on the floor in piles.  LOL!!  Its early yet but I washed all the nb-0-3 clothes and put them away.  I figure I still have another bin to wash, plus diapers, plus NEW diapers that will need a few washes, so I wanted to get at least the new clothes done and put away now.  It takes me like 2-3 days to complete a load from start to finish b/c my washer and dryer are downstairs in the basement.  I'll throw in the wash, at some point get back down there to throw them in the dryer.  But I never fold until the next day.  I just cannot do the stairs that many times.  It's a total PITA.  Of course, if DH will go get them for me or switch them for me, it's much faster/better!!  But I try not to bug him with that stuff now that he is really buckling down with renovations on the breezeway.  It's drywalled and almost ready for mud!

 

It's 8:15 and everyone is still sleeping.. Hmm.  I'd better go wake ppl up so I'm not late getting to work this morning.

 

It's my last weekend of work, girls!!  I made sure I didn't have more than 2 facials today so I won't be contracting up a storm!!!  I'm so thrilled to be THISCLOSE to being done with working!!! Yay!!!


You asked for it. Here's an album of things I've knit recently. Photobucket has apparently "upgraded" again and now i can't figure out how to add titles or descriptions to photos after they've been uploaded to an album. irked.gif My photos aren't the best, either. I'm not a professional. There's one sweater that I made for 4yo ds that fits 7yo ds. lol.gif I put photos of both of them wearing it for you to see.

http://photobucket.com/knitting2011

I'm always forgetting something. I also have some pics of knitted items in one of my FB albums.

I have thought of selling some things but I'm not confident enough in my skills yet to do that. Plus, I don't really have the time to knit for sale items and knit what I want for my family. I keep thinking of making things for all of you guys but I have so much to make for my own kids right now that I just don't have time. Selfish, I know. redface.gif

I will take the call, of course. I'm just feeling bummed about the whole thing, mostly because I didn't even send dh a card. He's into stuff like that, giving cards and gifts. I'm not so I always forget. Honestly, I didn't even realize our anniversary was here until he brought up the vacuum cleaner as a gift.

Yay for being almost done with work. I hear on doing the laundry and such. My machines are on the main floor (no basements in eastern NC) so I have to carry the baskets up and down a flight of stairs. I don't make extra trips for that. If I'm going upstairs and I happen to remember that I have some laundry in the machine, I might grab it on my way. A lot of times, though, I don't feel physically up to it.

7yo ds and I are going to try to get rid of some more stuff today. He has agreed to get some bags and go through the bins in the upstairs playroom and start tossing stuff. Even if it's just little things like fast food restaurant toys for now, that's better than nothing. Then maybe I can get the stuff off of the tops of the cabinets and get them in the bins. Oh, and this one drawer/cabinet thingie we have in the downstairs playroom for storing things is falling apart. One drawer is completely gone and the fronts of two other have come off. It looks like crap but I can't throw it out yet because I don't have anywhere to put the stuff that's in it. I may have to suck it up and get some cheap shelves and bins/baskets from Target for now.
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