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post #41 of 183

Well, apparently I should try not to go into labour tonight. DH has had a bad headache all day and is feeling drained and icky. Plus, we have that ice cream party tomorrow night and it turns out he's REALLY looking forward to it. He said hopefully "If you have the baby tomorrow morning, can I still go to the party?", and I'm not entirely convinced he was joking. :p Unfortunately, someone left the freezer door ajar last night and everything half-defrosted, which has totally thrown off my ice cream making schedule. *sigh* My batch of dulce de leche will probably be all slushy now. Still, I made a double batch of chocolate mousse which looks, if I do say so myself, pretty darned nommy.

 

Cut out fabric, PUL and padding for half a dozen cloth PP pads today. Should go sew 'em. Well, actually, should go make dinner, but I don't wanna. The pads should be cute - I used some aggressively cheerful purple and orange floral quilting cotton for the tops. I bought it to make clothes for DD, but nothing went with it 'cause it was too bright. :p

post #42 of 183

Wow this thread is slow today!

 

Is everyone in labour, or what?

post #43 of 183

I got up today with all sorts of plans for stuff to do, and I even got my husband to start rearranging the office for me yesterday so I can do some of it. Now it's rainy and I'm feeling bleh, and don't want to do any of it. Everything I plan is tinged with "I should do this now in case I go into labor and can't do it later", and that's getting tedious.

This thread does seem to have gotten slower, I think because of the number of people who've already had their babies. I'm still here though! And likely to be for a little while yet, I think.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #44 of 183

Hi ladies!

 

I am totally feeling the aches of BHs and just general being-too-bigness right now.  From 4 pm on to bedtime, I'm pretty much incapacitated, so I've been making a lot of crock pot and cold dish meals early in the day so I don't have to be on my feet at dinner time.  I think the pain and achiness now is also making me totally dread labor and delivery, and find myself really grumpy about the whole thing.   I'm not feeling like a very fun person to be around!  My other three pregnancies were NOT like this - I was happy and mobile and pretty pain free til the very end - this is totally confirming to me that this will be our last baby!

 

One thing that has helped is going to the pool and floating my body in the water - I've found that my evenings are much better after being at the pool during the afternoon.  So I'm definitely feeling like the pool membership was a good idea!

 

 

post #45 of 183
Well, I am not in labor, but just a little busier than usual. DH is off today so we ran some errands this morning and will be taking the kids to grandma's house for dinner tonight. We are trying to stay busy so that I am distracted enough so I don't complain about still being pregnant, lol!

lookingforaname, this pregnancy has been tough for me too. I don't remember feeling this cruddy with my other 2 (and my kids are 3 and under so its not like I would have forgotten!!). I wanted more children but am too reconsidering since this one has brought about so much discomfort.

And for gosh sakes, Smokering, every time you post something about a delicious treat you are making I totally get a craving!!! I would just love some dulce de leche ice cream!!!
post #46 of 183
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Hi ladies!

 

I am totally feeling the aches of BHs and just general being-too-bigness right now.  From 4 pm on to bedtime, I'm pretty much incapacitated, so I've been making a lot of crock pot and cold dish meals early in the day so I don't have to be on my feet at dinner time.  I think the pain and achiness now is also making me totally dread labor and delivery, and find myself really grumpy about the whole thing.   I'm not feeling like a very fun person to be around!  My other three pregnancies were NOT like this - I was happy and mobile and pretty pain free til the very end - this is totally confirming to me that this will be our last baby!

 

 


This is me!  I have no idea why and I don't remember this from the previous times, but it's hard.  I even took a nap yesterday after dh got home and could watch the kids.  I'm also dreading labor, which I was looking forward to last time.  I'm just not in the same mental place.

 

What I would give for a pool...or it even being warm enough to get in one!  I thought about going to the movie by myself tonight for a little alone time, but I'm not sure I can sit that long. 

 

post #47 of 183

Swimming when giantly pregnant is the BEST!!! I'm telling you, that's what put me into labor! I think it helped me finally relax enough and get over the whole "when the heck am I going to start labor" enough that I could start labor. I'm counting down the weeks until I can be back in the water again. Hopefully I don't really have to wait a full 6 weeks! That will be the end of summer!

post #48 of 183
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Wow this thread is slow today!

 

Is everyone in labour, or what?



I was wondering that yesterday. This thread has definitely slowed with several of the mamas in it having had their babies. And I'm wondering if some are off laboring right now! Before too long it will hopefully be us!


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One thing that has helped is going to the pool and floating my body in the water - I've found that my evenings are much better after being at the pool during the afternoon.  So I'm definitely feeling like the pool membership was a good idea!


LOVE the pool when this ginormous. I just wish we had time to go.I'm so stressed about everything that needs to get done around here. I'm a nervous wreck that I'm going to go in labor and there's still going to be piles of junk everywhere around my house! I'd be so embarrassed for my midwife and her assistant to come with my house this disorderly.

 

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Swimming when giantly pregnant is the BEST!!! I'm telling you, that's what put me into labor! I think it helped me finally relax enough and get over the whole "when the heck am I going to start labor" enough that I could start labor. I'm counting down the weeks until I can be back in the water again. Hopefully I don't really have to wait a full 6 weeks! That will be the end of summer!


Hmmm....if we get to a point of doneness with the house, I'll have to consider swimming and see if it does anything for me. If not, it'll still feel absolutely fantastic!

 

 

I'm getting horribly tired and grumpy. Yesterday I was nauseated when DH made hamburgers for lunch. I did manage to get one down, but it smelled really strong to me. It was nice though because he cooked lunch for all of the daycare kiddos so that I didn't have to do it. Today I gave up because I was tired and we're running low on groceries and had him run out and grab a couple of pizzas for us. Thank God it's Friday. I would so want to go into labor this weekend if I felt ready with the house and everything. Stupid tasks that just aren't getting done. Oh well - it's forcing us to get stuff done that needed done a long time ago. What happened is we bought this house about a year ago. I closed daycare down for a mere 4 days to pack up and move from one house to another. Needless to say, we busted our butts to get the main level of our house ready to pass daycare licensing standards. We were ready, but everything else got pushed to the side and while the rest of the unpacking got done it never really got organized if that makes any sense.So we constantly have pile build up everywhere. Seems like every surface that's flat ends up with piles of stuff everywhere. Most of the time my kitchen counters are non-functional. It's soooo frustrating. I really don't want other people to  see our house like this, so we're trying really hard to get it all done.

 

Anyone have any fun plans this weekend? As for us we're hoping to take DS to see Kung Fu Panda 2. I'd really like to spend time as a family. We might finish out the night with a slumber party in DS's new bedroom. He loves his super hero bedroom now that it's done, but not ready to sleep in it yet. So I figure if maybe we sleep in there every now and then he'll eventually get comfortable!

post #49 of 183
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Anyone have any fun plans this weekend? As for us we're hoping to take DS to see Kung Fu Panda 2. I'd really like to spend time as a family. We might finish out the night with a slumber party in DS's new bedroom. He loves his super hero bedroom now that it's done, but not ready to sleep in it yet. So I figure if maybe we sleep in there every now and then he'll eventually get comfortable!


My kids are at camp until Sunday afternoon, so my weekend plans consist of doing nothing. Which, come to think of it, sounds kind of fun...  

 

Ezrah had his first pediatrician visit today and I really love our ped. She's been great with the bigger kids and she's great with the new baby too! She didn't even bat an eye when I told her that I wouldn't be doing the Hep B vax at all and she asked if I was doing any vaccines, or just not the Hep B. I told her that we'd be doing some, but not all at once. She supports that choice, which is nice because I'd rather not have to argue with my kids' ped about my parenting choices. She did have his bili levels tested because he's a little jaundiced. They came back low to intermediate risk. She said to keep nursing him and stick him in a sunny window (which makes me think of my baby as a house plant, lol!) to get that Vitamin D working. I told her that my big kids both had newborn jaundice that resolved and neither one needed the bili lights. She said she's sure he'll be fine and she's not going to retest his levels unless I notice that he's way more yellow.

 

I think I'm actually going to go outside with little man and take a nap in the shade under our big tree. We need some outside time. :)

 

post #50 of 183


 

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Hmmm....if we get to a point of doneness with the house, I'll have to consider swimming and see if it does anything for me. If not, it'll still feel absolutely fantastic!

See, I'm feeling so uncomfortable that I just can't get anything done anyways, and going to the pool means that the kids are occupied NOT making more messes, so that's doing SOMETHING. I have heard from other mamas that later pregnancies are more difficult. It at least is making me empathize more with others who have had harder pregnancies from the get go that I've never really been able to understand. And really, my labors are SOO easy compared to most (my 2nd and 3rd were super fast), so the dread is really strange. With #3, I was even looking forward to it!
post #51 of 183

Not in labour, I just feel a bit guilty about popping in here every ten minutes to talk your ears off. :p

 

Was feeling too icky to cook dinner last night, so our flatmate kindly did it for me. Woot. :) I sewed up my PP pads yesterday - they still need press-studs sewn onto the wings, but other than that they're done. So that's one less thing to niggle at the back of my mind.

 

Today I should really, really, REALLY finish DD's dress. Poor kid is in desperate need of winter clothes - DH keeps trying to dress her in a top and tights, because she only has one pair of trousers and keeps running out of dresses. I'm thinking maybe I should invite Mum over today or tomorrow to have a big sewing-fest; we should be able to finish the dress and bang out a pair of trousers and a skirt, and maybe a pinafore from a simple pattern I have. I'm tempted just to go to the Evil Big Box Store and get some nasty made-in-China stuff, but luckily we can't afford it. :p Unfortunately DD gets a bit picky about clothes, bought or homemade; it's always a tossup whether or not she'll like them, and if she doesn't it's a constant struggle to make her wear them. I donated a perfectly nice peasant top I made her to the op shop the other day, because she wore it all of twice and only under duress. Don't know why she hated it so much, it had flowers on it and everything...

 

Ice cream party is tonight! Our churning canister failed to refreeze in time last night, so I'll only have two batches of ice cream instead of three... grrr. I decided to change the theme to Generic Dessert Party instead, and will make some profiteroles and/or butterscotch chiffon mousse to supplement the ice cream. Luckily for DH's appetite, I don't seem to have any signs of incipient labour; did have a few more BHs than usual last night, though. Once Sunday rolls around I think I might get a wee bit more aggressive with walks and maybe some internally-applied EPO. But I'm trying not to think about the "What if I hit 42 weeks?" thing - no sense worrying about that just yet, right? I'm only 40+2, which is perfectly respectable, innit.

post #52 of 183

Don't feel bad about posting here, Smokering!  Your cheerful words are always encouraging and I love your sense of humor.  I also love living vicariously through your dessert menu!  Goodness, Lady.  You need to write a cookbook!  I think ALL of us would buy a copy!  I hope your party goes well and that your DH starts feeling better!

 

DH is getting a little better, but DD has been complaining of an ear ache.  She cheers right up when I put in the homeopathic ear drops and a hot cloth on it, so I am hoping it is something like mine and comes and goes.  I so want to keep her and I from getting full blown colds!  I don't want to welcome our baby into a sick house!

 

More time-able contractions last night!  Midnight to 1 AM seems to be my body's favorite hour for that.  Every time I think, this could be it!  Oh well!

post #53 of 183

Heh; you sound like my DH. His solution to all of my financial, career or personal satisfaction goals is "You should write a cookbook". :p Maybe one day, but not until I learn how to take decent photos... which will probably be never. I had to take a headshot of DH yesterday for his work, and it was not a success...

 

I just received my second "Have you had the baby yet?" phone call of the day. People, I was due TWO DAYS AGO, give me a chance! And yes, Grandma, I will let you know when I give birth! lol.gif

post #54 of 183

Just got back from the dessert party thing at DH's best friend's house. Good fun! We ate ridiculous quantities of chocolate and watched LA Confidential, which left me with the impression that it was a good movie, although honestly I couldn't recount the plot at gunpoint.... Then got into an argument with DH's best friend when we were leaving, because I gave the rest of the chocolate mousse to my friend A and DHBF wanted it for himself, so tried to guilt-trip her into leaving him half, and I told him off and wouldn't let her. I think he's still cross, even though I left him an entire batch of straciatella ice cream... Men!

 

Right, this baby can come as soon as it pleases. In fact, I wouldn't mind going into labour before we have to leave for church tomorrow, so I can avoid all the "You still haven't had that baby?" comments...

post #55 of 183

Hey, you could write a cookbook and get somebody else to take the pictures. Just saying.

post #56 of 183

Hi mamas! There is no way I can catch up, so just jumping in. The move was eventful to say the least. Been busy, too busy actually. Planted an acre garden, blueberries, trees. We are going to plant an acre of pumpkins for a fall cash crop. 

 

Kids are homesick a bit, covered in mosquito bites and we have ticks. Things we didn't have in NM. 

 

Esca is lovely, a great nurser. 

 

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post #57 of 183

He's precious Annabelle!  I have no idea how you've gotten all that done!  Wow.  Take care of yourself and get some rest!

post #58 of 183

Aww!!!! He's beautiful Annabelle!!

 

Not much going on here. I was in labor at this point with DD1. Unless this little one decides to come out in the next few hours, this pregnancy will be longer than my first

post #59 of 183

I think I'm officially a grumpy and hormonal mess. Blah - everything's making me cry. My DH is pissing me off left and right. I'm feeling very overwhelmed with my stupid house and how messy it is. And when it comes to fixing this problem I'm moving in slow motion and sometimes not at all. I'm tired and I want baby to come out so that I can begin the process of recovery as far as being able to move comfortably, but I don't want baby to come yet because my house looks like a disorganized junk pile and I would feel humiliated to have the midwife and her assistant here. greensad.gif I  want some chocolate.

post #60 of 183
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I think I'm officially a grumpy and hormonal mess. Blah - everything's making me cry. My DH is pissing me off left and right. I'm feeling very overwhelmed with my stupid house and how messy it is. And when it comes to fixing this problem I'm moving in slow motion and sometimes not at all. I'm tired and I want baby to come out so that I can begin the process of recovery as far as being able to move comfortably, but I don't want baby to come yet because my house looks like a disorganized junk pile and I would feel humiliated to have the midwife and her assistant here. greensad.gif I  want some chocolate.


Oh momma! I'm so sorry you're feeling so awful. I hear you on the chocolate, somehow that makes it all better.

 

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