Originally Posted by Baby_Cakes
AFM - OMG. The pictures came out SO CUTE!! I'm really happy we did them. I will definitely be sharing them as soon as I get them! I ordered the CD with all the images so I'll have full rights to share them. DH came and we got a few really nice family pictures, too. Totally worth doing! The only thing was I had NO idea how long my hair had gotten, and it took me forever to blow dry it, and b/c of that, I just could not get it to flat iron nice enough b/c we were running so incredibly late for the appt, and then it was like 90 degrees and muggy outside. Add to that rushing, and wearing long pants, and man. It wasn't pretty. So, my hair is a bit of a mess in the pictures. But whatever! I got my pics. Now Finn can come!! Haha!!
It's awesome that your pics came out so great! I can't wait to see them!
Originally Posted by greencarnation
I saw the chiro today and he confirmed that yes, baby is still head down and it seems last night's ctx moved him to the left side in a very good position. He actually is curled up like a fetus for once. I hope he stays put now! I texted my midwives and they were happy. One did tell me to drink more water and to lie down if I get those kind of contractions again. *sigh* I know she's right, it's still early, but I want to be done!
Congrats on baby being in a good position! Mine was and I'm hoping s/he still is, but it's been difficult for me to tell lately.
Originally Posted by *Jessica*
Well my GBS results came back positive. Sucky, sucky, sucky. Heplock and antibiotics, which also means laboring mostly in the hospital and not at home, for me. On the positive side, I've been having painful contractions for a few hours that haven't stopped with activity changes. Now they just need to start getting closer together and even stronger!
So sorry about your GBS + results. I'm going to ask to be tested tomorrow, and I know, having tested positive last pregnancy, how stressful it can be, especially as pertains to the hospital. Sending good birthing vibes your way, Mama.
Originally Posted by Beckily
Good appointment today.
Minus the cervical check - that frigging hurts! But! I'm dilating! Just at one, but I'm doing something! ;)
Charlie always headbutts her when she's checking, it's very funny.
Yay for dilating! I can't wait to see how much I'm dilated, if any. LOL Charlie is so funny, protective already of his mama. :-)
Originally Posted by Tamera
I feel so behind with all the preparations, but I still have NO motivation. I haven't even taken the newborn clothes out of our storage unit, much less washed them and put them away. I have all my supplies for the home birth, but I didn't separate them into bags yet. I haven't made my birthing necklace because I haven't bought anything to string the beads on. My house is a mess. And what am I doing about it? Nothing. I'm sitting here reading posts and wasting time on Facebook LOL!
I'm the same here. I have ZERO motivation. I'm so afraid I'm going to have this baby before I get my act together.
Originally Posted by veggiemomto2
I am self medicating for a UTI - maybe a bad move, but I KNOW that's what it is. I was questioning it last night until it just kept getting worse and worse and I was literally up every five minutes peeing droplets with the urge to empty a full bladder! They thought I had a UTI a couple months ago but I didn't so I still had my full dose of Macrobid. I started taking that last night and today I feel almost complete relief. The downside? Umm yeah - I have about 4 days till my due date and while last time I was on abx the entire pregnancy, I'm not sure how my body will react this time. Which may mean I'm dealing with yeast here soon. Doing the quality probiotics and will probably use some preventative tto and gse, but damn.....didn't want to deal with this! I also didn't want to go in to the office for a pee check considering I was just there two days ago. Hopefully I don't get yelled at!
Oh--I'm so sorry about the UTI. What a horrible thing to have to deal with this late in pregnancy. But at least you know what it is, have medication, and are armed with the knowledge of kicking a possible yeast infection. I might do the garlic as a precaution for a yeast infection, just to be extra safe.
Originally Posted by Italiamom
AFM -- My pevlis is just destroyed today. I have no idea what I did, but I'm not walking well. My midwife had confirmed yesterday that bebe dropped, so maybe it's just the extra stress on my pelvis now, but my hips are taking turns seizing up. They're jutting out, and when I move anywhere my SP just crunch, crunch, crunches away. I scheduled an emergency chiropractic session tomorrow afternoon that we really can't afford at this point, but I just don't know what else to do. By noon I was having trouble getting off the bed without crying, and I had to call DH home from work for a few hours to watch DS so that I could take a bath, as that's the only thing that seems to provide me some relief. At least he's salary. Sigh. They're feeling a bit better after the long bath, and spending several hours in bed with DS while he napped. But forget about chores... Funny how just 10 short months can take you from fit and strong, to a puddle of worthless jelly. Bah.
I am so ready to have my body back -- to get up out of bed, to play with my kid, to not be in pain every step of every day. It's exhausting.
I'm so sorry about your poor pelvis. I would stay off your feet as much as you can, take warm baths and just try to relax (seemingly impossible with an active toddler, I know). The good news is that it's almost Friday and as long as your DH doesn't work weekends, you may have help so that you can rest.
I hear you on wanting my body back, especially the toll that 10 months can take on one's body. It's amazing, really. But we'll be on the other side soon.
Originally Posted by Lynann
Home visit went well, although I didn't get everything done I had planned to before hand. DS didn't stay asleep long enough, and I just got too tired at the same time.
I decided to take the GBS test, but my MW will let me retest if it comes back positive, so I'm not going to worry about it. She also recommended I take EPO starting at 37 weeks to help ripen things up. Can I use just any EPO or are some better than others?
Baby seems to be back on my right and heading posterior, so looks like I'm going to have to try turning this baby around over the next couple of weeks, then hope they stay put for labor. I really don't want another mal-positioned baby.
Next appointment isn't until 11th and I'll be full term by then.
Good luck on the GBS test and it's great that you don't have to worry as you can retest if need be. That's awesome! Good luck turning the baby, too.
I'm not qualified to answer your EPO question, as I don't know what the acronym stands for, which means that even if I were familiar with the acronym, I wouldn't possess the knowledge to help you.
AFM, my 37 week appointment is tomorrow at 11. I have to take DS with me and he really dislikes it when the midwife touches me at all. But I really need to get the swab done to test for GBS. I've done garlic for 6 nights, excluding last night and tonight. So we'll see how the results turn out. I tested positive last pregnancy and am really hoping for a negative this time around. I want them to leave both the babe and myself alone.
Something strange: lately I've been thinking of the babe as a boy, and I've spent much of the pregnancy thinking of the babe as a girl. I seem to be carrying like I'm carrying a girl, but I just don't know.
Anyway, I'm off to bed now.