Edited by birdie.lee - 5/9/13 at 7:19am
Congrats on 37 weeks Birdie!
Its EDD! No way is he coming today though.
I stopped by to share a picture my DP snuck of me yesterday during a nap. I don't know if I told you guys about this but my dog Lucy tries to lay on my belly. I joke that she is trying to hatch the baby. She used to always lay behind my legs when she would nap with me. Now she wants to be all up on me and on my belly. Here we are taking a nap. I put a pillow in front of me so she can't lay on me so she is scooted up. Oh and I always sleep with my belly out of my shirt now lol.
Puppies and pregnant ladies..cute cute. I wish my big great dane baby could fit on the couch with me.
Birdie, that bites. I can't believe they didn't tell you until now. At least if they'd have told you weeks ago you would have more time to get adjusted to the idea. I hope you can still have a great hospital birth. Our closest hospital is really great and I don't think we'll have too many problems with them pushing me to do things I don't want, hopefully yall's will be as accommodating.
Great picture, tank - looks so cozy over there!
Birdie, I'm so sorry that your midwives did that to you, and so at the last minute! Have you considered hiring a doula for your birth in the hospital? From what I've heard, a good doula can really make a difference in the hospital experience, if nothing else you get someone else (experienced) to be on your team if the doctors start trying to push you around or want to do unnecessary interventions. Sending you lots of good thoughts and good vibes!
Oh birdie I am so sorry that they did that to you. That is an awful thing to do to someone this late in their pregnancy! I agree that it might help to have a good birth plan in place and make sure your DH knows all of the things that are really important to you as well so he can be your advocate if you can't express yourself clearly in the moment. I also think it can't hurt to look for a doula even this late in the game. You never know. I know it is really hard but try and take a deep breath and relax and realize that you will have a beautiful baby in your arms shortly!
So yah me... still pregnant. I am now only getting 2 hours of sleep a night. At least I am able to nap throughout the day. I just feel like such a waste spending SO much time in bed trying to sleep. I swear I got up every 15-30 min last night to pee. I think it was a combo of the fire drying out the house and me needing to drink more and my most comfortable position making the babe lay on my bladder.
hey everyone else!
Birdie: I'm really glad we opted for a doula. It was a little weird the first time but she had a really good demeanor so now I feel like she'll be a big help. I think a lot of doulas would try to work with you understanding it's a last minute change for you. Good luck with the new OB!
Boy I sure have some catching up to do!
Ram - Didn't you have some significant power losses last year as well? We had two several day outages. It was fine for us and the dog for several days. We built the dogs little forts covering their crates (which they don't normally use but on trips) with blankets. Their own body heat in the covered crates worked great, and DH and I kept near the fire. But I'm so scared that it'll happen again with baby in the house. We can't easily check out and go to a hotel because of the dogs (and money!). Anyway, it's a fear I haven't really figured out what to do with.
Birdie - I'm so sorry your MWs exhibited such bad judgment. Instead of thinking of you first, they were selfishly thinking of themselves by not telling you their plans to transfer. Sounds like you have some good ideas (birth plan, possible doula) to take ownership of the situation. This is your birth, no matter who is in attendance and regardless of location.
Tank - Woohoo! EDD + 2 then? Keep us as updated as you possibly can! I love love love the picture of you on the couch curled up with your furbaby. Nice work by your husband snapping that one. :)
Hykue - I hope you are in lovely babymoon land!
Bel - How those twin babies treating you?
Caly, reelala, how you feeling? Caly, did you have that interview?
Hokievol - Have we lost you? Hope you're feeling good!
AFM - I'm getting a few kicks scattered throughout the day and I'm totally loving it, and completely distracted every time I feel one. I actually think I was feeling these a while ago, but I didn't feel them clearly enough to *know* they were baby. Next milestone is feeling them from the outside. DH hasn't been curious, but I really want him to have a physical experience of baby. And the attempt to feel the kicks from the outside makes me think "Ugh, where did this fat layer come from!" I've always had a pooch, but I've put on more padding with this pregnancy. No nausea and lots of hunger can do that to you. I'm eating crappy too. Not Junk junk food, but not the full plates of veggies and good proteins that I used to.
Anyway, those are my musings on pregnancy at the moment. We're off to a wedding this weekend. I picked a dress from my closet that has a corseted back, so it still fits. It also happens to have a waist and poof skirt that totally makes me look more pregnant. Here's a picture of my dress and shoes. I'm really excited to play dress-up after living in sweats for the last month:
(and a friend lent me 5" hot pink patent leather chistian louboutins. This'll be fun!!!)
Tank I love the tummy pic + snuggly furbaby - so cute!
birdie.lee I am so sorry about all that happening. I am sure that everything will work out and you'll get the birth you've been dreaming of!
RosieL YAY for feeling the baby move! I cannot wait for that! CUTE dress and AMAZING shoes you look gorgeous! Hop you and DH have a great time at the wedding!
Caly how did your interview go? How are you feeling? I was laughing at your earlier posts because I am totally in the feeling myself up to make sure my bbs are still sore. This whole symptoms coming and going is making me crazy!
Thank you guys for the heartburn remedies. It seems to come and go as do all my symptoms but from what Dr. Google has told me that is all normal YAY! I woke up feeling perfect this morning and was like ohmygosh where are my symptoms?! I scheduled my first appointment - November 18th! Same day as the Breaking Dawn release (yep I'm a Twilight nerd). I am really hoping that we'll get a dating scan at that point - I'll be 6W5D.
OH THE CUTENESS! I love the "grumpy lion."
I didn't want to post today because I have had 2 major breakdowns in the past 2 days about everyone going into labor but me. So yeah still as pregnant as ever. But anyway I couldn't not post about how damn cute Kayden is in that lion suit! We got a fuzzy dog costume (a hand me down) from a friend for next halloween and I can't wait to dress my little guy up all fuzzy. So back to pouting. I am going to try and stay away from the internet because everytime I get online I learn of someone else I know giving birth and it makes me insanely jealous. It kind of reminds me of when we were TTC. I couldn't stand hearing how other people who weren't trying for as long were getting knocked up and I wasn't. I knew I would get there eventually and I was being irrational but it still made me really upset inside. So yeah if you don't hear from me I am either having my baby or I'm not lol. I'm most likely getting my membranes swept tomorrow afternoon so I hope that sets something off in my body.
sorry tank :( if it makes you feel any better i wish i was as pregnant as you are! 4 weeks is so early....
livingsky OMG cute baby alert. I cannot wait for Breaking Dawn + hopefully seeing our little bean! 15 days!...not that i am counting or anything
Just stopping by to complain about how nauseous I've been today. No vomiting, just a constant seasick feeling. I didn't manage to get enough food down before work today, so I had a horrible headache in the afternoon. Wah, my life is so hard. OK, that's it.
Birdie, I am so sorry that your midwives weren't honest with you about their plans. There's no excuse for such unprofessional behavior. I'm glad you're feeling better about the situation today. It sounds like your DH is going to be a terrific advocate for you and the baby during the birth.
Ooo la la, look at Rosie! I covet that dress. You don't look like you have any extra "padding" at all!
Tank, I love the nap time picture. I'm sorry you're feeling left behind, but I guarantee it will be your turn soon!
Ram, so glad your power is back on! DH and I were without power for four days after an ice storm in February and it sucked. We had to leave our cat with a friend and couch surf until the heat came back on.
LS, so. darn. cute.
Ree, I totally understand the symptom obsession. Even with the nausea, I'm not totally convinced this pregnancy is for real. How exciting that you made your first appointment! Ours isn't until November 30, so I'm jealous!
Thank you all so much for asking about my interview. It's tomorrow afternoon. I'm nervous and will be glad when it's over. I'm worried I'm going to feel sick again tomorrow and that it will affect my performance. I'll let you know how it goes.
Rosie: We've never lost electricity for more than 24hrs during the winter, but we were without power for a week after hurricane Irene. I'm a little worried about when the baby comes, especially what to do with the dog, but I'm hoping that it will be a milder winter. Have fun at the wedding, you look great! Make sure you sit down a bunch though. I wore some heels out to a party for only 3 hours and the next day my back was killing me. Two days later I couldn't get out of bed. Obviously my center of gravity wasn't were it used to be so take it easy.
Livingsky: What an adorable lion, even if he was a bit grumpy. When you're a kid is the only time that grumpy actually looks cute.
Tank: Sorry the wait is making you feel bad, hang in there
Bidie: Glad to hear you're feeling better about your birth plan now that the shock is probably gone. I'm also so thankful to have such a supportive Dh, it really makes a huge difference especially when things aren't going well. Now I'm not so sure about how much good he'll be at the birth just because he can get a little panicky, but he says he can keep it together.
Ree: I'm seconding the milk for heartburn. Mine got really bad a few weeks ago and I made sure to have a little glass especially before bed.
Caly: Feel free to complain away, we totally get it. You always think when I get pregnant, especially if you've been trying for a while, it won't care about the nausea. As happy as you are about being pregnant you still can't ignore the drag life can be when you're sick everyday. It will get better so hang in there! And good luck on your interview!
So I'm wondering if Hykue has a new little one?
I took my glucose test, the nurse wasn't optimistic after I told her my breakfast, but it didn't bother me at all. The docs haven't called and they've told me no news is good news so hopefully I don't have to take the 3 hour test.