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December Chat 20th-26th

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Thread Starter 

My edd is  this chat week!  ah!  im saying bennypai goes next!

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Exciting announcement: bleeding! I haven't had any blood the whole pregnancy, but now I'm bleeding and cramping and contracting. Yay! Getting closer. What a bit of good news does for my mental state. smile.gif
post #3 of 71
Thread Starter 

adzadeh you were my next guess!

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Expecting lots of babies this week!  The Solstice tomorrow would make for a lovely birthing day.  

 

 

 

Azadehhast -- exciting news.  I don't usually get so excited to hear that someone is bleeding, but in the case...hooray!!!!

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Excited for you, Azadehhast! I love seeing the mamas who were *just* lamenting that their babies would never come going into labor. wink1.gif Gives me hope! Best wishes for you today!

 

My mom is coming on down (12 hr. drive) to wait with me. I think it will help keep me from going stir-crazy. She's going stir-crazy at home (this is the first grandbaby) and there's no way my labor will be over 12 hours with all the action I've had, so this way she should be able to actually be at the birth. I was so unsure at first that I wanted her there, and now I'm positive I *do* want her there. She's done this eight times, so she'll be a great support, and I think it will help heal some trauma from my birth 30 years ago.

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Originally Posted by Azadehhast View Post

Exciting announcement: bleeding! I haven't had any blood the whole pregnancy, but now I'm bleeding and cramping and contracting. Yay! Getting closer. What a bit of good news does for my mental state. smile.gif


Sending you easy labor vibes!!!

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Yay! Good luck, mamas! We bought a few little toys for DS & DD to give DD2 for Christmas today, while the kids are out with mom. We got her a purple hippo in a tutu! DD has been singing her the Hippopotamus for Christmas song (which she sang in the school concert last year) so I had to get that when I saw it! I can't wait for the big kids to come home, because Stephanie's cord fell off today. They've been peeking every time I change her to see if she has a button yet. There have been no jealousy issues or anything like that... maybe because they're old enough to understand. Wow! This is the longest I've been able to sit at the computer all week!

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I'm so excited for everyone coming up on their wee babies!!! Yay!!! I swear...the second I thought it was going to be forever and decided I was ok with it was when my body relaxed and went into labor LOL (also I got through my last early morning shift at work and DH got through his big court day...everything that I was worried about had passed...I even got the kids to the pottery place to paint mugs for their teachers the night before DD was born lol).

 

I have been reading lots but not writing too much since I'm mostly one or less handed these days lol...nursing is going a little better for us and kids are adjusting more (though DS2 is pretty much totally back in diapers...not sure what to do about that, but, I am going to give him until after Christmas to start working on it...probably treat it like he'd never been trained).

 

My kids decorated the tree today and it is adorable!

 

I think now I need to get the trash out and clear an area to eat (we've been cleaning and doing some more unpacking from our move in Oct -yeah I know thats bad lol- )

 

Tomorrow is LLL and I haven't been in MONTHS and then Thursday my BFF comes to visit and my MIL and also we are taking all 3 kids to visit Santa and get pics...and a weight check for baby (thankfully DH will be off work again that day!) Friday is the baby shower...then it's Christmas Eve!!! WOW!!!

post #9 of 71

Just checking in to keep up with the mamas-in-waiting.  It really never fails-- I mentioned this before .. .but there is always a point in pregnancy that I think I will NEVER EVER give birth, and then it happens, and I wonder why I ever felt that way.  (Rinse and repeat!)

 

I think one of the toughest parts is that we just don't know "when."  It's sort of like the 2 WW, if you've ever done that-- analyze every sign, but you only know when it's official.  The last 2 times my labor was very short, and I had zero symptoms beforehand (no cramping or anything) even though I'd had cramping earlier in the week.  Both times, I went to bed thinking nothing would happen, and woke up and had babies within 2 hours or less.  We just do not know!

 

Not sure if this is reassuring to anyone or not, but every single time I've given birth, it's always been the perfect time.  Sometimes I wanted it to happen earlier, (uncomfortable and/or so excited) but in the end, when it happened, it was the ideal time.

 

Can't wait for more stories, announcements, and glorious PICTURES!

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I've been feeling like "no, not now baby, don't come yet!" and wanting him to just hang in there until his due date (the 27th) to get through various Christmas celebrations for me and for my family who will be traveling all over New England. I've been having lots more BH ctx yesterday and today, and wondering if maybe that's a sign that he's getting more and more ready to appear. I just don't know!

post #11 of 71

Im ready, I don't even care if I miss Christmas, lol, but I'll likely be pregnant until well after Christmas. **SIGHS**

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I did have the urge to shave my legs this morning, that's good, right?

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Today is my "due date."  No more action around these parts.headscratch.gif  I am hoping that if I don't have this baby today or tomorrow, it will be after Christmas ...

 

Exhausting night  Monday  leading into an exhausting day:  I was able to fall asleep around 3AM Tuesday, and my contractions went away.  I woke up again in the 6AM hour while DP was getting 6yoDD & 8yoDD ready for school.  Then I was up with 2yoDD while DP installed a handicap accessible railing for our neighbors.  When DP came back, I climbed in the shower while DP put together a veggie tray and baked cookies for DD's school party, then we dropped off the snacks and suddenly it was time for our 40-week prenatal visit.  I was SO tired when we arrived.  As soon as the appt. was over, we had to rush to pick our DDs up from school, then to the post office to pick up packages, and finally back home, where 8yoDD's play date was about to begin... ( It didn't take my girls long to bring our guest upstairs and show her the birth room.  I had to climb the stairs and order them all out of the empty pool, where they were apparently having a friendly wrestling match.biggrinbounce.gif )  and it was time for me to start dinner while my DP ran an errand for his work.  I had yummy curried lentil stew for dinner, at least, and DP fixed biscuits to go with it.   I finally was able to lie down again around 9PM.sleeping.gif

 

40-week visit:

  •  I had my MW check me, and DP was mistaken:  very little dilation.  (MW said DP felt baby's head and fingers through my uterus -- he hadn't quite reached my cervix.  LOL!)  She did say I was very soft and baby is very low, and in a good birthing position, but she doesn't expect labor to come on before Christmas -- adding, of course, that anything can happen. 
  • My blood pressure has been worrying me lately.greensad.gif  I've NEVER had a problem with my blood pressure, even during my three previous pregnancies, it is usually between 116/70 - 121/70.  At my 39 week visit, it was 131/70 and it alarmed me.  The MWs weren't worried about it, though.  I looked online and it seemed like the bottom number is the one to be concerned with.  Well, yesterday my BP was 117/82.  Still, MW wasn't concerned.  My BP has never been that high before, and I can't help but wonder about it, though.
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Originally Posted by Mizelenius View Post

Just checking in to keep up with the mamas-in-waiting.  It really never fails-- I mentioned this before .. .but there is always a point in pregnancy that I think I will NEVER EVER give birth, and then it happens, and I wonder why I ever felt that way.  (Rinse and repeat!)

 

 



As soon as I "threw in the towel" and said this baby isn't really coming, I went into real active labor. LOL. It's true! 

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I did have the urge to shave my legs this morning, that's good, right?



Yeah! I haven't shaved since I had baby, and am getting quite hairy! And.. I can reach my ankles now, go figure! 

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Any updates from Azadehhast?

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Originally Posted by BennyPai View Post

 


 

40-week visit:

  •  I had my MW check me, and DP was mistaken:  very little dilation.  (MW said DP felt baby's head and fingers through my uterus -- he hadn't quite reached my cervix.  LOL!)  She did say I was very soft and baby is very low, and in a good birthing position, but she doesn't expect labor to come on before Christmas -- adding, of course, that anything can happen. 

Yes, it can happen at ANY time!  You just never know!

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Originally Posted by Mizelenius View Post

Yes, it can happen at ANY time!  You just never know!


That's the hardest part to comprehend.  

 

Given how clingy all of my animals are right now, I would think labor is imminent, but they've been annoying the heck out of me for the last 2 days so apparently that isn't a good sign either, lol.  But holy crap kids, I don't need all 3 of you touching me all the time.

 

I've had 2 weird, instinctual feelings/drives in pregnancy.  The first, from the very beginning, was to move, move, move.  I walk and walk and walk and feel like I never want to stop.  That died down a little towards the end as things became more uncomfortable, but I felt it again yesterday while doggy and I were walking.  The second only came on in the last week or so - I am so reclusive.  More so than usual!  I want nothing to do with anyone other than my husband.  I don't want people over, don't want to go out, don't want to talk on the phone.  I just want quiet, lonely days to myself.  I would like to turn my phone off, but then people would worry.  :(

post #19 of 71

cwill- my dog was like that when I was in my last weeks with my last, but this time she seems fine. She was soooo pissed when we kicked her outside when I was in labor...she knew what was happening. it's weird.

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cwill:  Good for you for being tuned in to your needs. 

 

We are all heading toward having these babies soon, and even though active labour isn't starting NOW, our bodies are definitely preparing.  I will not be discouraged!

 

Speaking of discouragement, I had a negative experience today while I was out and about.  I picked my girls up from their last day of school. It was a half-day and they hadn't eaten lunch, so when they asked to go to Subway, I decided to go for it.  (We'll probably be staying home for a while, and it just felt like a good time to treat them.)  The line was long so I had my girls sit at a table and wait.  2yoDD kept leaving the table, and 8yoDD was very helpful in shadowing her and bringing her back. 

 

When it was time for me to pay, the cashier offered me LOTS of napkins.  I smiled and said thank-you.  She looked me in the eye and said, "You've really got your hands full."  I nodded, and she went on, "That's three over there and you have another on the way.  I'm not passing judgement, but ..." and she trailed off.  angry.gif  My kiddos were being relatively well-behaved:  quiet, not fighting, not making a mess or running around.  At that moment, they were even all seated and waiting patiently.  

 

I'm rarely able to think of a good response at times like that.  Driving away, I imagined telling her, "I'm thankful every day that they are full and not empty."  My children are not some overwhelming inconvenience.  I have welcomed each child into our family with love, and I couldn't imagine life without any of them.  Who is this woman to think she can consider judging me for growing a family?disappointed.gif

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