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Jilly: This feels very wrong but... Yay for loose stools!! :D So much better than constipation!!

And emotionally.. I cry a lot :) And am very good at denial.

 

Carrie - my mom recommended a complicated rope system tied to the bed to help us move ;) Sounds good!

 

Melaya - Sheesh. I can't think how a pregnant fainting woman doesn't deserve a bit of blood. Maybe buy a shiny cast iron pan to nibble on for snacks? I hope you have that baby soon!

 

Veggie - I love the idea of eating so much the baby leaves in protest :D I could really get behind that some days.

 

Elevena - Yup! I have the pulsatilla, too! I think he's going to come into the world saying "God, ma, quit nagging me!!" ;)

post #122 of 193

Thanks.  And good luck with turning that baby.  During my last pregnancy, my son turned breech at the last minute too (at 41 weeks).  They did offer me a version even though I was that far along, and the day I showed up for it, he had flipped again back to head down.  Little boys can be really busy sometimes!

 

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Melaya - Sheesh. I can't think how a pregnant fainting woman doesn't deserve a bit of blood. Maybe buy a shiny cast iron pan to nibble on for snacks? I hope you have that baby soon!

 

 



 

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Melaya, I agree that it sucks that the doctor wouldn't sign for the transfusion when he hadn't even seen you.

 

I know I got really close after my c/s last time. My count went down to 7 and I was told if it dropped to 6.9 it was an automatic transfusion. Fortunately 7 was as low as it got, and they didn't even give me any iron supplements to try to get it back up. I would have thought they would want to get your count up quite a bit higher BEFORE birth, rather than wait for you to get even lower with all the blood loss that comes with having a baby.

 

I'm seriously contemplating adding alfalfa (liquid chlorophyll) to my already too long list of supplements to try and give my hemoglobin a boost before birth. I tried giving up the decaf and dairy products, but excluding dairy seems to have left me with killer heartburn, so I'm not sure I want to be without milk or cheese for even another day.

post #124 of 193

I was trying to invent something for the bed I was calling the "Preggo Turner" that could flip me like a pancake!

 

Maybe I am just getting used to it, but I feel like since this baby dropped I have to pee less often.  I pee more at one time, so it's not dehydration.  Isn't it supposed to be the other way?

post #125 of 193
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EB, I totally hear you! We are very very responsible with our money, but things keep popping up! All the cars needed titles renewed, the medical bills are outrageous, our mortgage went up, town is 30min away and gas prices killed us, and now the state (who dh works for) has decided to make it's workers (who they pay ridiculously low wages to) should pay for healthcare. So we went from barely scraping by to having to use the dreaded visa card. Food stamps may be in our future. DH and I don't even really eat fresh veggies or fruit because we can't afford them. SUCK! Living in a really small area doesn't help either. Can't even really coupon like I used to!!

We watched a movie last night about this "sophisticated" killer that got paid 30 thousand a week...I turned to Dh and said "wow...seems like you got into the wrong business..." We had to laugh. Those who murder others get paid 30 thou a week, while those who try to heal hearts and minds...not so much. NOT so much. As far as I'm concerned...I think those in the helping professions should get paid the most. There's always that book though...."Being Ourself"....it should be a best seller. Maybe someday.....??? i just can't see why it's not on the top 10 list yet. Best book I've ever read....by the most sincere and wonderful author ever. Worth reading...do people even read anymore???

And your MIL sounds like a whack job. I've got one of those too.

and yeah...she's a whack job. But, I have the perfect answer....She FINALLY asked (reluctantly!!!) if we still needed anything for the baby... And here's what I said "Oh yes! Actually...I totally need a DIAPER PAIL and a WET BAG for her poopy diapers! Thanks for asking! It's essential that the pail have a lid so Ferdi won't eat her diapers..." BWAH HA HA! Yeah...Jill, that's what cha get for leaving it till the last minute. You get to buy the pail that will hold my daughters feces. BWAH HA HA HA!!! But, of course...she asked...but, she won't do it. No...she'll buy something else. ANYTHING else. Something expensive and small that we don't need or want. sigh. I really do need the pail though...
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I have a whackadoodle MIL as well. eyesroll.gif I feel your pain. Honestly...I wish there was a book about educating mother in laws to be more...sane.

I'm freaking out a bit. I was losing mucus, a lot of it, this morning. Now I'm just...umm wet. Like to the point of leaking through my pants. But that's not TOTALLY abnormal when walking around, as I seem to have urine leaking issues while pregnant, but it's a bit more and when I'm sitting too. I can't tell if it's watery discharge or a slow leak. Ugh.
My problem is more that I don't have any panties left that will fit me....but no leaking...yet.....
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So I've decided something with no fact checking. I like doing that wink1.gif

 

I will be 40 weeks on Saturday. My darling son has decided he should be head up. I'm having two chiropractic visits today (Webster's!), we got some moxa and I'll hopefully get into see the baby flipping baby tomorrow or Friday. My midwives say that it's at a teaching hospital, they try three times and she's actually never had anyone not have the baby flip when they go there.

 

So.

 

I'm 1cm dilated, no effacement, long cervix.

 

I've decided that they'll turn him, he'll turn, I'll walk and dance and bounce his head so deep into my pelvis that no one would ever be able to get out again.

 

And then I've decided I'll go into labor shortly after. Because it seems like having people forcibly moving him (and all the stuff we're doing to him before that) would make him get mad and want to move out.

 

What do you guys think? Might it speed up his exit?

I'm sooooo hoping he will turn my friend...I hate that docs won't do breech in so many areas. It's really not such a big deal. AT ALL. sigh....thinking of you....
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Can I add to have a few orgasms when you're done with the walking and bouncing.  The contractions will really squeeze him down in there.  But otherwise, I think it's a very sound plan winky.gif

 

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Okay, so I have a question.  We've had lots of cervix checking threads, and, well...  I don't know why, but I'm afraid to check mine.  Does anyone else feel this way, or am I just a lone wolf here?  I'm normally no stranger to my vagina.  I can locate my cervix on any non-pregnant day with nary a problemo or squick.  But for some reason I just feel so creeped out by it right now.  I really want the info, but...

 

I feel like such a weenie.  Please reassure me that I'm not going to damage anything if I go exploring with freshly washed fingers...

Don't be afraid...just be clean. It's not a big deal...you won't hurt anything....and in fact, it can be reallllly helpful when your in labor to assess what's up once in a while before you call anyone for assistance. I can't even reach mine right now....it's waaaaaaaaay up high. My midwife did check though...I'm 1cm...which is nothing. She made the comment I've heard time and time again...."Wow...you have a really long vagina." Nice. thanks. I appreciate that. Of course...my favorite was when I was getting my IUD checked years ago...hubby was complaining about the strings hitting him during sex. The nurse looked baffled and said "How on EARTH is he hitting the strings? You have a very long vagina." I looked sweetly at her and said..."well...He must have a very large penis then." We were apparently made for each other....
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They worry about placental abruption, apparently.

 

So. Accupuncture in the morning. And then seeing the midwife to talk about options. One of which is to head to friggin' Portland (I love Portland, but gah) to have a vaginal breech. Or c-section. Mostly I'm going to leap up and go lay upside down every time the little shit moves :P And stick ice on his head. And a hot pad on my crotch. And put hot moxa near my toe. And cry a lot. And poke and prod at him.

 

He is SO grounded.

 

I love him dearly and I'll be very nice to him when he comes out but I'm completely terrified of surgery, especially abdominal surgery and . Why now? Why not last week? He's not supposed to be ABLE to flip head up now.

I love this..."he's So grounded!" But oh Becky...you are really dealing with this so well...I am so impressed by your positivity and acceptance. You're a great mama....


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I'm currently afraid to "complain" about this kid. It's been said that he flipped because I told him to stay put until after my pampering. Which.. yeah, I call bullshit :P

 

Anyway. I'm up far too early because my belly weighs so MUCH. Remember being able to roll over? Now, sure, it hurts but it's also HARD. I help and push the belly with my arm, but that's even hard these days. And then I'm on my back and flailing and can't breathe. And then HEAVE! to the other side. Sheesh :P

 

And now he's full term but completely not in my pelvis, which is good! No getting in there until he's got the right part aimed down, but that makes everything heavier.

 

My midwife got ahold of the OB she likes up in Tacoma. Since I show no signs at all of going into labor (yay!), she's comfortable seeing me next week instead of squeezing me in today. I appreciate that! So today is my third chiropractic visit, another meeting with my doula (everything seems to have changed) and at least a call from the midwife, I think to tell me the appointment with the OB?

 

Did I say yesterday that I might have someone to try to turn him? I hope that works out. It really feel like my best bet- when they took that off the table, I've lost most my hope. So. We shall see!


I grunt too...every time I have to roll over, move, or sit up. GRRRUUUUUUUNNNNT. It's awful, because I also have to roll over often or my hips start to KILL me. ((HUG))


I am here to eat my words to GC about pelvis help. My pelvis is now feeling broken. Nothing helps. Not popping, stretching, anything. It just huuuuuuurrrrrrts. Mentioned it to my midwife who simply smiled and said "oh good! That's a great sign!" Yeah. a great sign.

Also....DH teared up last night...said he keeps having dreams where I don't make it. He's so worried. We both are. He keeps asking me to just be o.k. with what ever happens...just in case...just in case. Oh wow...how did we get here? Why is this my life? Why do I have to worry about loss instead of just being happy that we're going to have a baby, and be able to just KNOW that we ARE going to have a baby???? I hate the worry. The fear. I don't want to die. I don't want my little girl to die. Why is that even a THOUGHT????? I hate this. Can someone please fast forward to after everything turns out beautifully please??
post #126 of 193

If aching hips is a good thing, and a sign that things are getting really close then I'm there with you.

 

But since I still have over 3 weeks until my EDD I'm more inclined to think it isn't a sign of impending childbirth and instead is just another form of torture to motivate us to go through birthing these babies when they do finally appear.

 

I can't lie down comfortably because of the constant stomach acid in my throat and I can't sit still for long because of my aching hips and sacrum. I honestly don't remember being this uncomfortable at this point with DS, in fact I don't remember being this uncomfortable even in labor with DS. I know I'm much healthier this time, so why does it hurt so much more when I still have weeks to go?

post #127 of 193
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afm, total loose stools yesterday. Which is a HUGE difference from the massive constipation from the last month. I think it must be getting ready. Took dd2 on a "date" to town last night and freaked dh out. We live a half hour from town, and he didn't want me that far away. TOO BAD sucker! I've been told to lay down for so many months that I am getting up and MOVING! lol
Appt today. Interested to see what he says.

I agree, feels wrong but hooray loose stools!  

I don't blame you one bit for being out and about.  Go for it!  You're all clear now!!

 

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I guess this baby never wants to come so I'm just going to eat and eat and eat until he has no more room! I just cannot motivate myself to get out of the house anymore.


That's what I'm doing too!!  I hope it works, and if not, well, at least I've soothed myself with comfort food beyond belief.

 

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I feel like a cheater and a wimp.  But I just can not take anymore weeks of laying on the couch feeling half alive, fainting all the time, heart always racing, too sick to exercise, and not being able to make it up the stairs of my apartment.  I need this kid out so I can regain my health back.  I know I can handle an induction with out any pain relief because I have done that before.  But I just can't seem to handle anymore severe anemia like this.


hug.gif Dude, I would be doing the same thing.  Don't feel like either a cheater or a wimp.  This is NOT a competition.  We are all doing the best for ourselves and our babies and sometimes that means getting help.  

 

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I can't lie down comfortably because of the constant stomach acid in my throat and I can't sit still for long because of my aching hips and sacrum. I honestly don't remember being this uncomfortable at this point with DS, in fact I don't remember being this uncomfortable even in labor with DS. I know I'm much healthier this time, so why does it hurt so much more when I still have weeks to go?

 

Idk, but I feel you on this.  I don't remember it being so damn hard at the end.  I mean, sure I wasn't skipping around picking daisies, but I don't remember all this sourness.  The hearburn, the hip pain, the everything.  UGH.  Hang in there, mama.

 

AFM - I dropped DD off around 1:30 and decided I was going to treat myself to Sonic.  I'd just had words with my "best" girlfriend and definitely needed something to make me feel better.  Who cares at this point if that's food? I got mozzarella sticks and an Oreo blast.  First time I've ever had either from Sonic.  OMG.  Can I say I sat in my car and almost cried tears of JOY b/c it was so damn good???

 

I'm not going to text my friend anymore, at least if I can truly help it, unless it's important.  She is so self centered and really not supportive at this point, and I need to clear my brain and life of all things negative and just focus on getting through these next few weeks.  She doesn't offer any sort of emotional support for the hard stuff, just makes stupid jokes.  After she texted me this really rude and stupid comment, I texted her back that I wasn't going to send her any updates anymore.  That's that.  She said she was sorry but I didn't write back.  If I did I knew I would say something I would regret.  So there.  I'm miserable, grumpy, and DONE with drama.

 

Ok, so after my indulgence at Sonic I went to Target.  Ctx every 10 min, pretty much on the dot.  So fun.  Not.  But I strolled around Target for an hour, just grabbing more stuff I "need".  I got two nursing tanks, a nursing sleep bra, and more towels for the water part of my birth.  I got a T-shirt I won't mind getting breastmilk and spit-up stains on that I can just live in for the first few weeks, and another pair of track shorts to just wear around the house.  I'm set now I think, in terms of clothes for myself postpartum.  Last time I was there I thought to pick up a 5 pack of Hanes bikini brief panties -- just some crappy underwear to wear the first few days/weeks that I won't mind ruining.  I highly recommend doing this b/c you don't want to ruin your good panties.

 

I'm setting my sights on looking forward to being on the other side.  It's too hard being down in the gutter wallowing in my own self pity.  I'm tired, I'm anxious to get this baby earthside, but I'm also really excited.  So, I'm going to try to just be excited mostly and let the other stuff slide for a bit.

 

 


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post #128 of 193

Hugs to everybody who's achy and sick! Why is the end so hard?

 

I just got the news that my sweet wonderful loving grandmother is in the hospital - she had a stroke 2 days ago, and may have had another one last night.  She lives 10 hours away, so I won't be able to visit, and she can't talk so the doctors are recommending against phone calls. I sent flowers to the hospital, I just wish there was more I could do. We have been talking seriously about naming this baby after her - Ruby. I think this will end up being her name. I just hate thinking about losing her - this sucks. mecry.gif

post #129 of 193

I'm so sorry Birdie. My grandma was such a huge influence and amazing person in my life, I remember how hard it was when we lost her. hug2.gif

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Hugs to everybody who's achy and sick! Why is the end so hard?

 

I just got the news that my sweet wonderful loving grandmother is in the hospital - she had a stroke 2 days ago, and may have had another one last night.  She lives 10 hours away, so I won't be able to visit, and she can't talk so the doctors are recommending against phone calls. I sent flowers to the hospital, I just wish there was more I could do. We have been talking seriously about naming this baby after her - Ruby. I think this will end up being her name. I just hate thinking about losing her - this sucks. mecry.gif


grouphug.gif  I love the name Ruby.  I'm so sorry you're going through this.  Hugs and peace to you, mama.  

 

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hug.gif Dude, I would be doing the same thing.  Don't feel like either a cheater or a wimp.  This is NOT a competition.  We are all doing the best for ourselves and our babies and sometimes that means getting help.  

 

 



Thank you so much for this.  I feel so guilty.  This is probably my last pregnancy and I planned on riding it out and enjoying it as much as possible.  Starting natural induction methods at 37 weeks pregnant just wasn't in the plans.  I also wanted to experience just 1 birth with out pitocin...I've had it during all of my labors.  So I am bummed about that too.  But at least I know I can do it drug free despite the pitocin, and I always feel like a warrior after I do! 

 

I really do just want to feel better, but I am having major guilt and feeling selfish about rushing baby out of there so soon.


 

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Hugs to everybody who's achy and sick! Why is the end so hard?

 

I just got the news that my sweet wonderful loving grandmother is in the hospital - she had a stroke 2 days ago, and may have had another one last night.  She lives 10 hours away, so I won't be able to visit, and she can't talk so the doctors are recommending against phone calls. I sent flowers to the hospital, I just wish there was more I could do. We have been talking seriously about naming this baby after her - Ruby. I think this will end up being her name. I just hate thinking about losing her - this sucks. mecry.gif



I'm so sorry about your grandma. hug2.gif I've also always loved the name Ruby.

 


 

post #132 of 193

Birdie - I'm so sorry. I'm sure flowers and a letter will be very much appreciated. And naming your baby after her! I hope they get to meet. Ruby is a fabulous name :)

post #133 of 193

Birdie, so sorry about your Grandma. There's never a good time for this, but so close to birth just always seems so much worse.

 

Melaya, you really, really need to be gentle on yourself, and refuse to accept those guilt feelings. As anemic as you are right now you are definitely NOT wimping out.

 

Carrie, I also got a few new tops today. We were at the mall to get a baby outfit to send to New Zealand to my BFF for her baby girl and I just happened to see the clearance rack in the maternity section. We've been invited to a party tomorrow evening and I literally have nothing that fits over my bump properly. So I got a new top for tomorrow and another one that will make a great nursing top. Its amazing how good I feel when I get new clothes.

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Hugs to everybody who's achy and sick! Why is the end so hard?

 

I just got the news that my sweet wonderful loving grandmother is in the hospital - she had a stroke 2 days ago, and may have had another one last night.  She lives 10 hours away, so I won't be able to visit, and she can't talk so the doctors are recommending against phone calls. I sent flowers to the hospital, I just wish there was more I could do. We have been talking seriously about naming this baby after her - Ruby. I think this will end up being her name. I just hate thinking about losing her - this sucks. mecry.gif


I am so sorry, Birdie. greensad.gif
post #135 of 193

It does no good to run yourself into the ground.  While we like to avoid interventions, they do have their place, and there is no shame in asking for help when you need it!  You've been really ill, it isn't like you're just bored of being pregnant.
 

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Thank you so much for this.  I feel so guilty.  This is probably my last pregnancy and I planned on riding it out and enjoying it as much as possible.  Starting natural induction methods at 37 weeks pregnant just wasn't in the plans.  I also wanted to experience just 1 birth with out pitocin...I've had it during all of my labors.  So I am bummed about that too.  But at least I know I can do it drug free despite the pitocin, and I always feel like a warrior after I do! 

 

I really do just want to feel better, but I am having major guilt and feeling selfish about rushing baby out of there so soon.

 

 


 



 

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  You've been really ill, it isn't like you're just bored of being pregnant.

 


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post #137 of 193

Oh Birdie, I am so sorry mama!!  Grandmothers are so special...  I think quite a lot about my grandma these days...  My parents had me in their late 30's, so I didn't get nearly as much time with her as all of my cousins did.  I wish she could see my children.  Our daughter will most likely be her namesake as well.  But big hugs honey, that's very hard hug2.gif

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Hugs to everybody who's achy and sick! Why is the end so hard?

 

I just got the news that my sweet wonderful loving grandmother is in the hospital - she had a stroke 2 days ago, and may have had another one last night.  She lives 10 hours away, so I won't be able to visit, and she can't talk so the doctors are recommending against phone calls. I sent flowers to the hospital, I just wish there was more I could do. We have been talking seriously about naming this baby after her - Ruby. I think this will end up being her name. I just hate thinking about losing her - this sucks. mecry.gif


I'm so sorry, Birdie!  Ruby is a beautiful name, and I'm certain that your grandmother would be honored to have a great-granddaughter named after her!   
 

 

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It does no good to run yourself into the ground.  While we like to avoid interventions, they do have their place, and there is no shame in asking for help when you need it!  You've been really ill, it isn't like you're just bored of being pregnant.
 

 

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post #139 of 193

We finally got the car cleaned out and I found the IPod that a friend gave us when he got a new one.  We have been using my husband's old one, so this one is practically like new.  Hubby says we can probably get $150 for it!  That would buy the rest of his gift!

 

So, that's good, but now my pelvis hurts from all the bending and stuff.

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So sorry to hear about your grandmother, Birdie...

 

 

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