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March General Chit-Chat

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Can you believe it's March already?! Holy cow, summer is getting closer and closer. Just a few short months before we get to meet our little ones. :)

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You are so right, time is just flying by.  Now I'm glad for all the crazy nesting I went through...   The walls in the baby's room are all painted, most of the furniture is in the room, and I've got the wall decals purchased and ready to put up as soon as the paint is fully cured.  Whew.  I can't imagine doing all that when I am bigger!  My back is starting to hurt and I find that the bigger I get, the more I want to take breaks and sit for a while.  

 

Speaking of back pain, does anyone have a heat pack or something they can recommend that helps?  We have a cruddy one that I'd love to replace.

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Thread Starter 

Oh, the back pain. :( My back kills me after sitting in my office chair all day. It stinks because when I come home I want to get to sewing but it hurts too much to sit in the chair I use for that. Sitting on the couch seems to be the most comfortable so I end up just doing that instead. My acupuncturist told me to make sure to sit with my legs hip width apart and make sure I'm not leaning forward and to relax my shoulders. I've been doing that and it helps, but after a full a day, sometimes it still hurts. 

 

We can't really paint because we're renting, so we're making a bunch of cool art for the walls. We've cleaned out a bunch of stuff from the baby's room already, though we still need to move my sewing table and computer desk out. I think we'll wait until the last month for that stuff just because it's nice for me to have the room to use for all of the sewing I'm doing for the baby. Instead of buying a chest of drawers or something, we're just repurposing a bookshelf we already had in the room. We cleaned it out and now I want to buy some wicker baskets to use for storing baby things in. 

post #4 of 112

For back pain, track down a great chiro! And maybe it's time to break out the yoga/birthing balls for comfy sitting: I've been thinking it's time to get mine out of storage.

 

I like the rice-filled-sock as a heating pad--microwave it for a little bit and it holds heat really well.

post #5 of 112
Thread Starter 

Maybe this is a weird question, but since I don't have a microwave do you think heating the rice up in the oven and then putting it (carefully) into the sock would burn the rice? I've never tried heating up raw rice in the oven before. haha

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You know, I don't know why I think that exactly.  I saw the cord during the ultrasound, it was all coiled up and looked fine, but it seemed shorter at the time than what I thought it would be.  And ever since then I can't shake that thought.  I guess we'll see, it's comforting to hear that even babies with short cords can get into the proper position!  orngtongue.gif

 

 

Pulled this over from the other Chit-Chat to keep the convo going but not keep that thread alive...

Keep in mind that everything is much shorter now than it will be in 5 months when baby comes... even baby!

post #7 of 112
Anyone else having extreme pelvic floor pain! It hurts the most when I sit on the toilet. It hurts to sit to long and to stand to long and to walk to long. The pain feels identical to my daughters pregnancy when I had SPD. I wonder if it's coming back....it sure feels like it might be! Ughhhh the pain... It just started out of the blue yesterday around noon!

I am not looking forward to SPD again!
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I've been dealing with SPD since something like 8 weeks this time. It's already to a point where I would consider it "severe" but not debilitating. Shopping, cleaning, walking... too much hurts severely. But I remember towards the end last time where I seriously couldn't do much of any of those before my body just refused to keep moving. Never had it with my first... may have towards the end just a little bit with my second, third started around 12 weeks but slowly progressed so I was at the point I am now (21 weeks) by the time I was 30 weeks... so yeah... worried how bad it's going to get this time.

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I saw somewhere that you can warm a rice sock up in the oven but I don't remember the specifics, just that it takes longer than the microwave but can be done.

We don't have a micro either.

 

On an off topic note, my youngest is 5years old today.

 

Happy Birthday Eli Ronin!!

 

 

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Originally Posted by Jodie View Post

I saw somewhere that you can warm a rice sock up in the oven but I don't remember the specifics, just that it takes longer than the microwave but can be done.

We don't have a micro either.

 

On an off topic note, my youngest is 5years old today.

 

Happy Birthday Eli Ronin!!

 

 


Dryer might work too! And happy birthday to your ds, Jodie!

 

post #11 of 112
Wow MaerynPearl .... I would hate for mine to start that early! How do you care for your lil ones in pain?

Oh and do you ever feel like the baby is so heavy and trying to come out your bottom! I totally feel that right now sooooo much pressure down below!
post #12 of 112

How about a skillet for the rice? It might get a little "toasted," and you'd have to stir it, but maybe would be quicker than the oven.

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How about a skillet for the rice? It might get a little "toasted," and you'd have to stir it, but maybe would be quicker than the oven.



and waste less gas or energy... unless you just throw the rice in the oven while you're already cooking something.

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Instead of rice, I have a relative that makes these posole (hominy) filled small canvas bags. The large hominy grains are supposed to hold the heat for longer than the rice.

 

I have been having back pain too, and it sucks. And it is starting to get hard to bend over etc because belly is getting in the way :(

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Found out today that my brother and SIL's baby (due around the first of May) appears to have an intestinal blockage. They have transferred to the high-risk practice at the big university hospital here. They say he will need surgery shortly after he is born to correct this. SIL is a nurse practitioner and does not seem unduly worried (although I'm sure she is also trying to stay positive), but I'm sure it's very stressful and worrisome. I know they could use any good thoughts and prayers you have to spare.

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::hugs:: to your family scowgirl! Sending good thoughts, prayers & positive vibes!

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I've hardly had time to be on this week, Mae gets VERY clingy when she is sick... but woke up today feeling all better and wants nothing to do with mommy again. I'm not sure whether to be relieved or not... lol. I mean, totally relieved she is no longer sick... but it sort of stings that she wants nothing at all to do with me apart from diaper changes and food/drink.

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I haven't been on here much lately! Have been SUPER busy with farm work.. New baby goat kids, greenhouse planting, seed starting etc.. Trying to get as much done before I feel to uncomfortable! Though I am starting to get some SPD pain that can be pretty bad at times! We have decided against a 20 week ultrasound.. I had an early dating one at 7 weeks so know my dates.. I didn't have an us with my 5th either. All is well here and belly is growing! :)

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I was just having some random thoughts that I thought I'd share with you all. DP and I were discussing breastfeeding in public the other day. I love him for how he feels about things like this. We're both all for it and think people that have issues with it need to get over it. By those people, I mean the ones that try and kick women out of restaurants and the like for doing something so natural and normal. I seem to remember someone on here saying their MIL or mother was thoroughly disgusted that they are breastfeeding at all and that just boggles my mind. It makes me sad in a way, too.

 

Anyway, even with all of that, I'm planning to make a nursing cover for myself. I'm going to try not to use it, but I'm thinking of it like a backup. I live in very liberal Vancouver, BC now, but I grew up in a small town in the South. I was raised to be ashamed of nakedness (as most of us were) and definitely not to show myself in public! I even have trouble wearing tops that are too low cut. And by too low cut, I mean that most of you would probably not bat an eye, not stripper clothes. Pretty much if you can see my cleavage, I feel like it's too much. Though, lately with my boobs getting so huge, I'm learning to be more comfortable with that because there isn't anything I can do about it anymore.

 

We had a great discussion, though, about why women feel the need to cover in public when they are breastfeeding. And why I feel that need even though I wish I didn't and I feel like I shouldn't feel like I should cover myself. I'm trying to work through it internally.

 

Somehow that conversation led us to DP saying that some people even make comments about women being pregnant at work. I'm assuming that someone has been saying things to him or around him about me working while pregnant. Backstory on this - DP and I are working in the same office right now. A first time for us. We're both in the vfx industry, though different departments. It's a very male-dominated industry. I have been the only woman on a show or something 1 of only a handful before. It's getting better, but there are still usually about 75% guys at the least. This company we're at right now is really, really small. We sit in different rooms, at least. I think that I do make some of the men here uncomfortable. I don't talk about my pregnancy at work ever unless someone else brings it up. I think they're scared I'm going to just go into labor in the middle of the office or something. haha. I don't know. I'm wondering what people are saying, though. I don't really care, I just find it curious. I thought that we, as a society, were past that. I guess not.

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Anyway, even with all of that, I'm planning to make a nursing cover for myself. I'm going to try not to use it, but I'm thinking of it like a backup. I live in very liberal Vancouver, BC now, but I grew up in a small town in the South. I was raised to be ashamed of nakedness (as most of us were) and definitely not to show myself in public! I even have trouble wearing tops that are too low cut. And by too low cut, I mean that most of you would probably not bat an eye, not stripper clothes. Pretty much if you can see my cleavage, I feel like it's too much. Though, lately with my boobs getting so huge, I'm learning to be more comfortable with that because there isn't anything I can do about it anymore.

 

We had a great discussion, though, about why women feel the need to cover in public when they are breastfeeding. And why I feel that need even though I wish I didn't and I feel like I shouldn't feel like I should cover myself. I'm trying to work through it internally.

 Interesting random thoughts. I never had a nursing cover and am not usually in "public" when breastfeeding for whatever reason, but I've nursed at the mall, airport, etc.

 

My biggest issue is not during nursing...then no one sees anything. It's the latching on and distracted baby issues where sometimes your breast is just hanging out. I don't care what anyone says about normal and natural, it looks weird when one breast (probably dripping milk) is just hanging out there. Whenever that would happen to me and my nursling, I just concentrated on what I was doing and avoided making eye contact with anyone (but the baby) around me.

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