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post #21 of 37

DH won music badges at work for SXSW, if you're not familiar you can google it or basically I'll just be going to quite a few concerts in a 4 day time period.  I'm super-pumped and ready to go...haha.  Any pointers?  I'm planning on wearing good shoes and I'm thinking standing won't be so bad considering it's getting more comfortable to stand than sit.  You can't smoke inside bars here, so that's not a concern.  Outside might be different.  I need to check on if snacks will be allowed or if I'll have to buy stuff.  Maybe security will feel sorry for me...and maybe they won't.

post #22 of 37

casmer -that is cool!  I would be scared to go myself as standing is worse than sitting for me.  But I hope you have a great time!!

post #23 of 37

I'm thinking chances are if I need to sit, I might be able to snag a spot to sit (basically someone might feel sorry for me).  I have no idea what to expect though! The venues are all so different, I'm sure.  The badges are free, where as it would cost $1200+ for us to both go...so I figure there's no harm done if I need to leave early.  I'm most worried about the food situation...haha, you can see where my priorities lie :)

post #24 of 37

Camer, I'm SOOO jealous!  I'm dying to go to SXSW.  Someday!  What shows do you think you'll go to?

 

 

I hope you have a blast!!  :D

post #25 of 37
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DH won music badges at work for SXSW, if you're not familiar you can google it or basically I'll just be going to quite a few concerts in a 4 day time period.  I'm super-pumped and ready to go...haha.  Any pointers?  I'm planning on wearing good shoes and I'm thinking standing won't be so bad considering it's getting more comfortable to stand than sit.  You can't smoke inside bars here, so that's not a concern.  Outside might be different.  I need to check on if snacks will be allowed or if I'll have to buy stuff.  Maybe security will feel sorry for me...and maybe they won't.

 

Make sure to eat before you head out to any shows! I don't know which shows/venues are on your must-see list, but most shows at South By involve a lot of standing around in line for a while to get in, even if you have a badge. Some places are pretty strict on checking bags, although in my experience, they're more concerned with people sneaking in alcohol than a pregnant lady's Fritos. Have you been to SXSW before? I can't remember if you live in or just near Austin...but regardless, you almost certainly know it can be a real s&^% show downtown that week! Stay hydrated and don't forget to pack tissues in your bag...I remember there never being any toilet paper in the bathrooms (although that might have been because I tend to frequent the more divey venues in town). Have a great time!

 

post #26 of 37
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Make sure to eat before you head out to any shows! I don't know which shows/venues are on your must-see list, but most shows at South By involve a lot of standing around in line for a while to get in, even if you have a badge. Some places are pretty strict on checking bags, although in my experience, they're more concerned with people sneaking in alcohol than a pregnant lady's Fritos. Have you been to SXSW before? I can't remember if you live in or just near Austin...but regardless, you almost certainly know it can be a real s&^% show downtown that week! Stay hydrated and don't forget to pack tissues in your bag...I remember there never being any toilet paper in the bathrooms (although that might have been because I tend to frequent the more divey venues in town). Have a great time!

 


Thanks for all of the advice!  We do live in Austin and I'm not sure how the whole parking thing will work out...ugh.  I've never been to any of the paid SXSW events, just the stuff at Auditorium Shores.  I probably won't venture out to the venues without DH, I wonder what the convention center is like during the day...I'm so excited and terrified all at the same time.

 

BubbleMa - I'm looking at the schedule now and going through each band.  It's going to take me awhile to figure it all out!

 

post #27 of 37

I am 32 weeks ish (I don't know. We'll go with the May 7th due date. So 31 weeks 3 days..I am just not too hung up on it I suppose lol)

 

We had our midwife apt yesterday. All went well but I am adding more chlorophyll to my diet. I bled really freely when she stuck me yesterday to check my hemo levels. Between that and the strange heart palpatations and jumping around I've had, plus I am only measuring '11' (when typically I am 15-18) on the iron scale ---for my body I may be almost anemic LOL

 

 

I listen to hypnobabies each night, but I haven't made it through an mp3 awake yet. I doze every time. Not really sure if it will do me any good at that rate. Mw told me a lady just got done birthing with hypnobabies and she loved it so that was neat to hear.

Next apt is in 2 weeks!

 

Our chicks are doing well. We now have 8 little hens. 4 barred rock and 4 rhode island reds. They stink though. 4 more weeks and out to the coop you go!

 

I am craving chocolate. fudge in particular. Its nuts cause I dont even like fudge usually.

I also had a huge craving for nachos (in fact it sounds good right now).

 

I am knitting a pair of socks for *until May* my baby. ;) She'll be five and she picked out some yarn at the store and asked if I would make her a pair of socks, how could I say no? lol

Almost half way done with one sock and only started it at 7pm last night. whoohoo.

3 more weeks til school is out. YAY!

 

 

 

post #28 of 37

Name: Cynthianna

Weeks/Days along: 32 Weeks 0 Days

Appointments: Tues March 13th Last of my every four week appointments

Symptoms: Neck Pain, back pain, braxton hicks (I think slight cramping from time to time)

Food: Anything and everything particularly Salt and Vinegar Chips

Exercise: More walking somewhat, and cleaning... have the urge

Body changes and other milestones: Stretchmarks are appearing :( they hurt

Thoughts: I cant wait, im not totally uncomfortable the sleep is severely less than before. im tired more and cant sleep at night :(

post #29 of 37
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one more, I've been suddenly drinking tons of green food stuff, too!  And feeling wacky. Heart palpitations can be caused by hormones, too...

Must be something at this stage of pregnancy, because I can't get enough chlorophyll , too! And hypnobabies is supposed to put you in the hypnotic state... which is a lot like being asleep!  Just listen to a few when you are doing house work so you can kind of know what is going on...

 

I am 32 weeks now... according to my adjusted date...

 

My next appt isn't until April, and then I go every week.  I successfully ditched the glucose test... so I just wait until early April and .... get as much done before then!  I am hiring a cleaning organizing person to help me next friday.  I just have too much big stuff to move and organize, and can't do it all.  Since I work at home the mess is driving me crazy, too.

 

 

post #30 of 37

I got the beads in the mail today!!!  I'm going to string them up tomorrow. biggrinbounce.gif

post #31 of 37


Megan-  I did the whole flying with a cold while pregnant thing. Horrible, horrible. I only flew one way (and then spent the next 5 days driving cross country with my sister!), but would take days in the car over that plane trip any day. I thought my eyes were going to come out of my head, all that sinus pressure was awful.

Janelle- discharge, yep, got it! I can smell myself too, but it's not enough that I even need a pantyliner. I was expecting it though so it didn't surprise me this time.

Bubble- can't imagine DH being gone all day! He stayed out late after work today- which I was okay with at the time- but now he's been gone only 3 hours longer than normal and I'm ready to curl up on the couch and cry. Hrmph.

Rozzie- sorry you're having a hard time, it sounds very stressful. I'm sure you're gorgeous and people will say you're huge and make stupid rude comments no matter what- or comment on how tiny you are and you MUST be wrong, blah blah blah. I'm trying really hard to ignore everyone unless they say, "You look GORGEOUS!" and then I'll believe them ;)

I'm also feeling very attached to my kiddos, want to hug and snuggle them all the time (not that today is a good indicator of that at all....). I miss them when they're sleeping and have trouble leaving them after I get them to sleep, I just want to brush their hair back and kiss them all night long.


What is Chorophyll good for? I've heard of it, and used to drink it as a teenager, but have no idea why or what it even is. Algae? 

 

 

Name: Grace

Weeks: 32 weeks tomorrow!

Appointments: monday morning

Symptoms: pelvic girdle pain, maybe? I don't know what it is. My whole lower pelvis area, all around my butt and inner thighs and crotch and hip flexor area hurts. Seems weird that when I roll over in bed at night that I get stabbing pains in my crotch, but that's how it is. Feet and legs are getting sore, too. I feel like I've spent my whole day climbing stairs. I spent all day yesterday limping around, then took a hot bath with LOTS of epsom salts right before bed and am at least mobile today. Also really tired again. I went through about a one-month period of feeling great, and I'm back in a slump where by the end of the day I still haven't actually woken up. It's unfortunate beucase I'm feeling SO NESTY, but I can't clean things because it hurts and I don't have the energy anyway.

Food: Blarck. Everything looks good, but I don't actually want any of it. I'm hungry but it's too much work. I don't care. I feel like I'm craving SOMETHING but I have no idea what it is. I've been eating a lot of fruit, though- I went grocery shopping today, and almost half my cart was fruit. Not sure how I'm goign to eat it all before it goes bad, but I'll make a valiant effort!

Exercise: anything standing up makes my crotch hurt, anything laying down give me heartburn, anything bending over makes me throw up a bit in my mouth (sorry, way TMI!) So....no. Not even walking the dog the last 4 days :( Bad Grace, bad bad.

Body changes: feeling like a whale! Lots of trouble getting comfortable, peeing every 10 minutes.

Thoughts: I feel like this whole week- from Friday to Friday- has been a disaster. I went out with a friend of mine Saturday night and stayed at the hotel my husband works at for a really good discount. That night was lovely- dinner out, stayed up late talking, slept all on my own (unfortunately not well, but whatever) big hotel breakfast buffet....but all the lead up to going and then getting home again sucked. I then drove 8 hours that same afternoon to drive my brother back to my parents, which was NOT in the plan, and then drove back into town the following day. Tuesday worked all day, Wednesday had an electrician come look at our house. Turns out all the wiring is a fire hazard (I believe it, we've had nothing but problems since we moved in!) and it'll cost about $1000 to get it all worked out. He did about 1/3 job Wednesday, so I was trying to keep both kids and an irritated dog occupied and away from him without actually leaving the house for 5 hours, and he'll need at least another 5 hours to finish it. Yuck yuck.

 

Today was a total write off. I woke up feeling pissed off, spent the majority of the day yelling at the kids and making messes that I was too tired and cranky to clean up. I started cleaning the fridge and pulled the old food out and put it on the table, then somehow got into some miserable rage and know that if i even TRY to do anything with it, I'm going to throw it across the room, and that would be disgusting. I feel like a terrible parent. I have no patience, my kids spend most of their time yelling because I can't stop yelling and I don't want anything to do with anything that's going on in my life today. This is the kind of day where I'd eat a chocolate bar and drink most of a bottle of wine or just go hang out with a friend and complain but I can't eat that much chocolate now or I'll never sleep, can't drink, and my husband is out and my friends are all sick so I'm avoiding them. How do you get out of a funk when you're in it? This is like, day 4 in a row where I can either explode with screaming or bawling, and unfortunately I keep defaulting to getting angry.

 

post #32 of 37

Sorry Grace. :(

 

Maybe this will make you laugh?  http://crappypictures.com/

post #33 of 37


This is exactly how I feel!

 

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Food: I feel like I'm craving SOMETHING but I have no idea what it is.

 

post #34 of 37

My oldest is on her fifth bout of throwing up today. I have an awful head ache, but trying to ignore it. I have a high fructose corn syrup Pepsi just sitting here looking at me and thinking of just drinking it and washing it with some munchie mix. I just want some junk right now - can't y'all tell??

 

It was such a busy week I feel justified. lol

 

 

On day five of using this behavior balance liquid for my ASD daughter. I have to say that we didn't have any major melt downs today (not that it was perfect) but I have noticed more stimming - which she usually does when shes happy...so thats good. I started calculating how much supplements will cost per month if I used everything I would like to and....well..I just have to have faith every thing will be provided cause that is just something I can't think about at this point!

 

I really have to get our starts started for our garden this summer. Chicks are growing and man they stink. We ended up with Rhode island red hens and Barred rocks. They will produce large brown eggs so..yum :)

My Rabbit has gotten HUGE. I was holding him the other day (he moved to the coop where he has his own townhouse and ramp and about 40sq foot to run around in. lol) and I was thinking "Whoa. He's probably bigger than the baby will be!"

 

Just a couple more weeks of school and then I can concentrate on getting every thing ready for baby. Got our birth supply list - oh I love it. My mw is a total minimalist and there isnt a bunch of crap on there.

 

 

Still in love with the name Dodi. Thats her name, it just..fits.

I think husband is slowly warming up to it because he knows I love it.

 

Ok, I am going to savor this soda and enjoy my day of rest!

 

post #35 of 37

((HUGS)) Astria! I've certainly had days like that. I think every mom does, so be gentle on yourself...and def look at the link Sarah posted -- it always makes me laugh! 

 

Onemore, I'm glad to hear that hubby is warming up to the name Dodi! By the time May gets here, hopefully he'll be even more enthusiastic about it. Who knows, maybe when he sees her he'll realize, "oh this is Dodi!" He will see that it fits. 

 

I'm curious about chlorophyll too -- do you just buy it in a bottle and drink it? All I know about it is it has to do with plants and I'm pretty sure it was a vocabulary word for science class way back in high school but I don't know. 

post #36 of 37

i like dodi :) it reminds me of dodie smith--she wrote 101 dalmations and i capture the castle (so good!).

post #37 of 37

Thanks ladies :)

You know, I really don't know that much about chlorophyl to be honest. This liquid crap tastes BAD though. Like fresh cut grass tea or something. This is honestly one of those supplements I just took my mw's advice on. After the heart palpatations and crazy bleeding from the finger prick, I figured she must know something I don't case both of those things totally stumped me. lol

From some brief research (I typed in chlorophyl and read a couple links lol) it appears it helps with blood clotting and lactation and helps iron. *shrug*

 

Oldest daughter is all better today :) I am glad it was just a 24 hour bug and it appears no one else got it.

 

 

 

 

 

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