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post #41 of 78

Is this heatwave affecting the middle of the country just about killing anyone else??? My sleep is ALL messed up, I'm grumpy, the kids are grumpy. It stays around 85 degree IN OUR HOUSE with the A/C on! At least until sundown. We blew our budget a little bit and splurged on pizza delivery tonight because we tried getting the burner on our grill to work to make pasta and it wouldn't get hot enough. There was no way we were turning the stove on, though. We couldn't. As soon as the house cooled down at 9pm I crashed on the couch until 2am. Which is more sleep than I've gotten in the past 2 days. Combined. I can't function when it's hot. Even with drinking a glass of water every chance I get. Thursday we're supposed to get a break from the heat indexes of 110+ AND it's supposed to rain! I can't wait.

 

DH is FINALLY going to talk to the doctor about seeing a pain management specialist. Two years ago we were rear-ended. Last year he started having back pain that was misdiagnosed and mismanaged by doctors for months. I basically was a single mother last year with three kids and postpartum anxiety because it was all he could do to work (and he missed a ton of that!), so he came home and locked himself in the bedroom. Now, he has upper body nerve pain. Which he had going on before the back stuff, but he wouldn't be seen for. I just want my husband back!

 

I think I'm heading to pick up my inhaler from Walgreens and then coming home for more sleep. I need to get some things done around the house in the morning. Which means I need to do it early, so when it is super hot we can just lounge around. I think I'm going to experiment with handwashing clothes by letting the big girls agitate one of their bedquilts by stomping in the bathtub. LOL Get it washed, keep them cool, etc. Two birds, one stone sort of thing.

post #42 of 78

You must be the lucky heatwave state, cuz it's cloudy and rainy here today. About reflects my mood for the day, but it'll be a good one to just bake and clean. If I lived closer, I'd help, but I don't want to get caught in the heat. lol I get very mean when it's hot with this pregnancy. I hope your hubby's back pain gets resolved somehow. How does he manage the pain, if you don't mind? It's too bad that he has nerve pain. Is it permanent? lol That's funny about letting your girls stomp around in the tub with the blanket to agitate it. I never thought of that. Have to try it one of these times. I lived in a motel for a few weeks with no money to wash clothes, so I used motel bars of soap to scrub socks and work pants in the tub with my sweats pulled up past my knees so I could put my feet in the tub. lol

post #43 of 78

Dennie you poor thing!  Heat is miserable- but heat in the summer while pregnant is practically torture! 

 

This is my 2nd summer pregnancy and I don't think the temp has got above 75 yet.  Today is cloudy, and yesterday it rained.  And everybody else in Washington can complain about it ALL they want, but I hope August stays exactly the same as this!

post #44 of 78
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Originally Posted by dashley111 View Post

Dennie you poor thing!  Heat is miserable- but heat in the summer while pregnant is practically torture! 

 

This is my 2nd summer pregnancy and I don't think the temp has got above 75 yet.  Today is cloudy, and yesterday it rained.  And everybody else in Washington can complain about it ALL they want, but I hope August stays exactly the same as this!



You make me wanna move to WA. lol If it hasn't gotten above 75, THAT'S where I wanna be.

 

post #45 of 78
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So I'm starting to get little purple spider veins which I do not remember with my other 2 pregnancies.  I'm terrified b/c my mom has horrible, huge, blue veins all over her legs and feet.  They are so bad she won't wear shorts or skirts ever.  I know there is a genetic component, but I thought since I didn't get them with my first 2 I'd be okay.  I posted in the I'm Pregnant forum and it seems all I can do is stay off my feet, keep my legs cool, and wear specific compression stockings.  Well it's in the 90's here and freaking humid.  Plus I'm trying to pack, which is sweaty work.  How in the world can I wear stockings?

post #46 of 78

Becky- I get super grumpy in the heat, too. So do the kids. Lemme tell ya, the past few days have been FUN! LOL Mostly Netflix and keeping the lights off, curtains drawn trying to stay as cool as possible (ha!). As for DH's pain, he has been using naproxen, flexeril to help him sleep through it at night, and then the doctor just started him on a new patch called BuTrans. It's somewhat like an opioid, but it's slow release over the course of a week, doesn't have the same side effects. I don't know a lot about it, really. He's going to talk to the doctor though since he thinks it's more nerve pain...because the patches leave rashes that are painful when he takes them off.

post #47 of 78

Aww! You can always have them removed with laser treatments. Hope they go away for you. I have a couple teeny tiny ones from when I was preggo with Casey. I'm sure you'll be fine.

post #48 of 78

So my cat popped the birth ball I used with my second birth, and I've really been missing it lately, sitting on it always helps my hips and lower back.  DH had some Amazon.com gift cards and he bought me a new one, it got here yesterday!  biggrinbounce.gif

post #49 of 78

Paige that is such a great idea.  Im going to go buy one tomorrow!

 

I got to be at my SIL's birth on Monday and I spent the whole time next to the tub on the ball.  My back LOVED it.

 

On the subject of attending births while pregnant- the thought really worried me at first, just because some births have the potential to be physcially exhausting for EVERYone there.  I also wasn't sure how MY body would handle being around a birth, or if would have any effect.  I actually found it to be incredibly relaxing and not stressful at all.  The environment (birthing center, not hospital) and the calm of everyone was amazing.  I just had to remind myself not to push when she pushed, haha. 

 

I think it tided me over.  I feel more patient with my own pregnancy now, having just helped welcome my nephew into the world.

post #50 of 78
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That's neat, Ash!  I think attending a birth would help me to feel more invested in my own pregnancy.  BTW, how's your cervix these days?

 

I just had my last prenatal appointment here in Maryland (we're moving to IL next Friday).  I had called ahead and requested a fetascope be present in the office for my appointment.  Of course it wasn't.  Whatever.  I declined the doppler again.  The mw I saw this time didn't  seem to think my spider veins were a big deal (still small and not too many) and said there was an excellent chance of them going away.  FX!

 

post #51 of 78

I was wondering how the would work with a "normal" practice. Do they give you grief about declining the doppler? Have you heard the heartbeat yet? I gave in at my 12 and 16 wk appointments and let my MW use the doppler since she couldn't find anything with the fetoscope. Even she forgot last time, though, and started to get the doppler out before I reminded her. She did find a faint heart beat with the fetoscope at 21 weeks, but I was going to decline anything since I feel so much movement now.

 

Since you're declining the doppler, are you going to have an ultrasound at all? I am going back and forth on it still. I went to my regular family physician to get her to write orders to a place my insurance will cover, but I never made the appointment. DH is tired of discussing it, I don't think he even cares anymore, lol.

 

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That's neat, Ash!  I think attending a birth would help me to feel more invested in my own pregnancy.  BTW, how's your cervix these days?

 

I just had my last prenatal appointment here in Maryland (we're moving to IL next Friday).  I had called ahead and requested a fetascope be present in the office for my appointment.  Of course it wasn't.  Whatever.  I declined the doppler again.  The mw I saw this time didn't  seem to think my spider veins were a big deal (still small and not too many) and said there was an excellent chance of them going away.  FX!

 



 

post #52 of 78
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Originally Posted by Jaimee View Post

That's neat, Ash!  I think attending a birth would help me to feel more invested in my own pregnancy.  BTW, how's your cervix these days?

 

I just had my last prenatal appointment here in Maryland (we're moving to IL next Friday).  I had called ahead and requested a fetascope be present in the office for my appointment.  Of course it wasn't.  Whatever.  I declined the doppler again.  The mw I saw this time didn't  seem to think my spider veins were a big deal (still small and not too many) and said there was an excellent chance of them going away.  FX!

 


The doppler is just the same though, except it runs on batteries because of volume and showing the beats per minute. That doesn't make sense.
 

 

post #53 of 78
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Originally Posted by IwannaBanRN View Post

The doppler is just the same though, except it runs on batteries because of volume and showing the beats per minute. That doesn't make sense.
 


confused.gif   What do you mean Becky?  Do you mean that they would get the same info from a fetascope as a doppler?  True... the issue wasn't that I was declining the doppler in  favor of the fetascope.  The problem was they didn't have one in the office b/c hardly anyone requests them.  I didn't really care much b/c I had just had the anatomy scan and everything is fine.  But I was a bit annoyed since I had gone to all the trouble of calling the  office ahead of time to make sure one was available for my appointment. 

post #54 of 78

Jaimee - I got horrible varicose veins with my first pregnancy, mostly in a location that I already had one (which I got when I was 25, and nobody knows why) and every single vein that I got while pregnant disappeared completely within 3 months of giving birth, AND the original one was much less apparent too!

 

I feel for all you mamas in heatwave locations. I'm terrible in the heat. I'm not complaining about our West Coast weather at all - even though some of the darkest days have been getting to me. But I would be a hideous dragon if it were hot. I'm just crossing my fingers for some sunshine the first weekend in August, since we're going camping, and some of these rainy nights have been going down to 10 - 12 degrees (celcius). That doesn't sound like too much fun in a tent with a two-year-old and my pelvic issues. 

 

 

 

 

post #55 of 78

Jaimee- my cervix is measuring great!  4.31cm at my appt on Wednesday.  Thanks for remembering :)

post #56 of 78
Thread Starter 

Ash- Oh good!

So tonight I'm drying ds' placenta that has been sitting in my freezer for 18 months!  lol.gif   We cleaned out our extra freezer in preparation to move and there it was.  I want to bring it with us so I need to find a way to  transport it across the country.  I figured I'd bake it overnight and then crush it in a bag with a rock. Hopefully it works!

post #57 of 78

 

Hi there~  please add me.  I'm Sothisislove, Due 11/12/11, pregnancy #5 (2 early m/cs), baby #3.  Planning another home water birth.  Tandem nursing!  DS is 4, DD is 19 mo.  I was addicted to my last DDC, but have been exhausted and ridiculously busy this time around.  I can't believe how huge this group is...so many of us due in Nov.  :)  I'm going to make an effort to get on here more b/c I remember how valuable the support was the last time around!     I was I  

 

 

post #58 of 78
Thread Starter 

Welcome to the November DDC ONE Thread

 

The one thread is a place to chit chat, share your fears, happiness, sadness, and so forth and so on.

To be added to the list, please tell me in bold your screen name, first name, due date, what number baby it is, and anything else you'd like to add.

 

End of October

Hykue-  Julie, 30, 10/30, Tried for 7 months or so, with an early loss in September of last year

 

Early November

meb2-Morgan, 11/1 with #1

nmouse- 31, 11/2, it's my first child, I got pregnant after ramping up my BBT/OPK charting and taking various supplements plus progesterone cream.

BubbaGirl- Due 11/3.

herbmama3-7- Holly, 11/4.

Ratchet- I'm 30.  11/4

Lillysweets- Candace, 36, 11/4, expecting my 3rd

Summersquash- age 32, 11/5, pregnant with #2

ExpectantMama19- Krystal, 19, 11/5, my fiancé and I tried for 4 months with brokenheart.gif, followed by depression and tears on my part. Then when we decided that maybe it would be better to wait, the test came up positive!  This will be our first.

Mal85- Mallory: 11/6, Tried for 6 months before getting our BFP

cece- Christina, 11/6, #2

Abelmec- 31, 11/7 with #1

Seraf- 11/8, Expecting my third, I got lucky on my 4th try with frozen donor semen.  DP is also TTC now.

Paigekitten- Katie, 11/8, expecting our third baby

KayPea- 11/8, #2. We tried for 9 months (while still BFing DD)

TalkToMeNow- Amanda, 11/9, our fourth child but my third pregnancy.

Amberfawn- 11/9 with #1

2011Mama- 11/9, it's our first baby and we tried for 9 months (the last two were with a RE for PCOS).

 

Mid November

heket- 36, 11/8-12, This will be our third child and a total oops.

marybright1- 11/12, This will be our fourth kid, third pregnancy. I'm hoping for a HBAC.

TTCChloeOrConner- Nicole. 23. 11/12, TTC for 16 months naturally before getting my miracle BFP Stick, baby, stick!!!

Sothisislove- 11/12, pregnancy #5 (2 early m/cs), baby #3.  Planning another home water birth.  Tandem nursing!  DS is 4, DD is 19 mo.

AprilGlynn- 11/13, lost our son in October to SIDS and got pregnant on our first try with this baby

Miranda- 11/14, this is our fourth child.

anthiat123- Thia, 11/14, I will be just about 35 when newbie comes (bday Nov 10). Bfp after 2 months and 1 loss

Motivated Mama- Nina, mid November with #4

ajbaby- 11/16. This is baby # 2, we tried for three months.

Breed210- Ang, 11/16

Carrieb26- Carrie, 11/16, #3, planning a home birth

MommaFlanders- Teresa, 11/17-Excited, nervous, anxious!

Jbk21- 11/16-19th with second child.  A little bit of an unexpected pregnancy, though we were discussing having #2.

 

Late November

Rachel88- Rachel – 29, 11/20, One loss and one year of TTC #1. Praying for a sticky baby this time!

Cillian- 11/20

terrainthailand- Terra, 30, 11/21

abraisme- Abra.  11/21, We were ttc for about 6mo, but my cycle had been off because of breastfeeding.  This will be baby #3 for us.

Gemimi13- Dyanna, 35, 11/21, got my BFP our first month of TTC.  It's our first baby! 

IwannaBanRN-Becky- 21, 11/21. #3, fifth pregnancy. This one was unplanned and I was on birth control. We are excited, nonetheless. :) 

mcacat- 11/22 with baby #2

crazykittymomma- Sarah, 11/23 with my second after 11 months of TTC with no PPAF due to extended breastfeeding.

mamabelle- 11/23, #2

albafan15- Alex, 11/23 with #1

howdeepistheocean- Kristie, 11/24, #4, Planned...we tried for 1 cycle and got the BFP.

sunshinemoma- Lindsey- 11/24, #2  After hoping for 6 months

ZoeJane'sMommy- 11/25, We tried for 11 months using clomid and progesterone. Our second child and pregnancy.

gardengrrrl- Em, 34, 11/25, 2 months TTC.  This is our first pregnancy and we are beyond happy!

Maria, 35, 11/25 with TWINS! after two losses (2/06 and 9/10) and 4 months of TTC in between our last loss and this pregnancy.

justamama- Dennie, late November with #4

dashley111- Ash, 11/26.

Code Name Mama- Dionna, 11/26, TTC for 18mos+; this will be our second baby.

EonJourney- 41, 11/27 with identical twins

miriam_bat_avraham-Julie, age 28, 11/28 with twins after 27 months of trying & 6 months of fertility treatments.

Jaimee,  31, 11/28, #3 and an oops! baby

Shane- 11/29

smallbrit- Emily, 11/29, #3

KaliShanti-Kali, 11/29, #3, 3rd homebirth :)

mama2mmj- Ashley 11/30, this is baby #4 and was a big surprise :)

 

 

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hildare

Sommer

purplefish

angelashn

Shannon

nearlyelated

marnica

DevaMajka

Xerxella

nj's_mom

Shauna

 

 


Edited by Jaimee - 7/24/11 at 6:27am
post #59 of 78
Thread Starter 

Welcome Sothisislovewave.gif  We also have roster, belly pic, u/s pic, and spotlight threads you can join to help get to know each other better!  If you'd like to be spotlighted, just add your name to that thread.

post #60 of 78

Just found this thread somehow... I was sleeping soundly and woke up to a phone call from Afghanistan and had to tell someone before I attempted to fall back asleep, haha...

 

The heat in NC is killing me. So much so that I've resigned myself to not going outside unless it's early morning or late evening. I'm still pretty sick and the heat just kicks it into high drive. I briefly considered going to get fluids today at Naval L&D but since I'm keeping water down I don't know if it would do anything. I now have wicked heartburn from throwing up so much and feel like I've been doing pilates for days with my ab muscles.. ouch.. This is my first time being pregnant in summer other than my first and that was my first trimester. I can't say I'm a fan!

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