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April General Chit-Chat

post #1 of 53
Thread Starter 

Wow, it's April. We're getting really close to the third trimester! I can hardly believe it. I'm only about 2 weeks away from it myself. I'm getting more and more excited about the baby. I keep imagining doing random things in the fall/winter with the baby strapped to me in a sling. That always brings a smile to my face. 

 

DP and I are starting childbirth classes tonight. Should be interesting! These classes were recommended by some good friends of ours so I hope they're not too mainstream for us. At least DP knows that I'll tell him everything the person said that was wrong after the class. haha. 

 

Last weekend I bought some of those frozen hash brown patties on a whim. I NEVER buy those things and have no idea why I did. I just saw them and really, really wanted them. I wish I had never done that. I'm craving them now. I think I ate 3/4 of the bag all by myself. haha. I know what I'm having for breakfast this weekend... hashbrowns with lots and lots of hot sauce. Yum!

post #2 of 53

I am so excited!  I am currently 25 weeks and time is flying by.  I turned in my resignation and my last day of work is this friday...April 6th!  I am really excited to be a SAHM for the first time ever.  It feels wierd because I have been at my current employer for 8 years now.

 

Hope time is flying for everyone else also!

 

Ebony

post #3 of 53
Thread Starter 

It is exciting, isn't it, DeepLove?! When my current contract is up, that's it, I'm done and becoming a SAHM myself. Right now my contract ends exactly one month from today, but I have a feeling they'll end up extending me by a few weeks since I don't think we'll have this show done by then. Mid-May or early June is great for starting to be at home, though. I really want that extra time to get a few more things done before the baby comes. 

post #4 of 53
That's great. Hopefully you don't have to work those few extra weeks.
post #5 of 53

That's amazing, you guys--exciting! I'm going to be teaching up until about 2 weeks before my EDD...kinda crazy, but I think it'll be ok. Though that, plus moving a month before the EDD, and everything associated with that, may make my head explode! Yikes!

post #6 of 53
I feel your pain, Xanadu! I'm working till the day I go into labor (assuming I can) and we'll be moving at the end of July. Yuck. It's going to be a short maternity leave with all that going on!

Personally, I'm just really enjoying this stage of the pregnancy and kind of wish I could slow time down just a bit... And I'm also so excited to meet this babe. I got a little nervous the other day when I realized that I actually have things set. I've got all the things I 'need', as relative as that is, to bring the baby home. Wish the timing in our move didn't stink do I could have done a little more nursery nesting, but it is what it is!
post #7 of 53
I am thinking I may start my leave a week before edd, just to tie up any loose ends. My kids will start day camp that week and someone would have to leave work early to pick them up anyway. My boss has been so crazy busy that I have been putting off sending him an email with my full mat leave plan. Do you think it's too soon anyway?
post #8 of 53

Yay SJ & DeepLove!  I'm excited for you guys.  :)  I'm in the same boat as most of the other working mommas here... I'm not really sure if I will keep working up until I pop (lol), or if I'll try to take some time off.  I know I can't take any time off until June 16th (unless I go into real labor way early, of course), because that's when the last of that huge bunch of grants is due.  I would love, love to take the last two weeks of June off, but since my due date is July 7th, I may just take the last week of June off.  Or no time at all.  But I really think that some down time will allow my body to relax and go into labor when it's ready, as opposed to stress making me clamp up and take forever.  Those grant applications are so stressful with 20 people sending 40 different versions of different documents and faking me out each time that it's a final version.  I am hoping to detox as soon as I can after that business is done!

 

Anyway, enough complaining, lol.  I feel bad that I have had a few more complaints than usual lately.  I am generally a positive person, I am just getting overwhelmed now that it's near the end.  But life is pretty good in general, and I am so in love with the baby already.  The other morning I was singing in the car, and baby started doing strange wiggles.  I stopped singing, and the baby stopped moving.  Then I picked back up, and so did the wiggles!!!  joy.gif  I can't say for sure that he or she was dancing in there, but it sure seemed like it.  It just melted my heart into a puddle of mommy mush.  

 

OH!  And I forgot to update you guys about the murder mystery dinner - it went really well, and it was pretty hilarious that I was supposed to be the lady who hates the thought of pregnancy.  A lot of people got a big kick out of that. :) I'm still waiting for them to post the pictures, so when they are up I will share the link.  It was a very good time, if you guys have something similar in your area I highly recommend it!

post #9 of 53

I've been a stay at home mom since I had my first baby almost 4 years ago.  But, sometimes I wish I had a place to drop the kids off and I could go "relax" at work.  I'm sure that's just the grass is always greener thing though.  I am becoming a bit more nervous about adding a baby into the hectic-ness that is a 2 and 4 year old.  I'm still glad it will be summer and we can spend lots of time outside.  I worked up until my first was born and I didn't mind it at all.  Maybe because I knew I wasn't going back!  We did buy a house and move across the state 5 weeks after DS was born.  It was difficult to me to be involved in decision making as my brain was otherwise occupied or sleeping.  But, I had plenty of people step up and help, so I wasn't overworked in anyway, which was nice.

post #10 of 53

GoofylnOK.....Me and hubby went to a murder mystery for Valentines day and it was a blast....We didnt have speaking parts though but we really enjoyed ourselves. 

post #11 of 53
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I've been a stay at home mom since I had my first baby almost 4 years ago.  But, sometimes I wish I had a place to drop the kids off and I could go "relax" at work.



As a WOHM, I must say I definitely appreciate this! I think I'd be a much more horrible mama if I was home with them all day long   bag.gif

post #12 of 53
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Originally Posted by GoofyInOK View Post

Anyway, enough complaining, lol.  I feel bad that I have had a few more complaints than usual lately.  I am generally a positive person, I am just getting overwhelmed now that it's near the end.  But life is pretty good in general, and I am so in love with the baby already.  The other morning I was singing in the car, and baby started doing strange wiggles.  I stopped singing, and the baby stopped moving.  Then I picked back up, and so did the wiggles!!!  joy.gif  I can't say for sure that he or she was dancing in there, but it sure seemed like it.  It just melted my heart into a puddle of mommy mush.  


Fun!  My new favorite game has to be "poke the baby", which is what I say every time I... poke the baby.  lol.gif I poke and then baby pokes back and then I poke and then... you get the idea.  But I could do it forever.  

 

My last day of teaching is June 15 which is perfect because I will be full term (37 weeks) on June 16th, so we couldn't have planned that better if we had tried. 

post #13 of 53
24 weeks. Baby must be growing, I'm having a tired/ nauseated few days.
post #14 of 53

I hear ya, mrs mandolini!  I have definitely been needing and getting a lot of extra hours sleep the last week or so.  In fact, I had a family gathering/ holiday party here today, and I cooked, served, cleaned, and then went back to my bedroom and slept while they partied without me; there was grandma, grandpa, 2 aunts and daddy to look after and entertain the kids, so I was free to really pass out, and I slept several hours, too.  Now I am awake late and enjoying quiet in my house, lol.  

 

I can really tell baby is growing by how much my belly hurts!  I mean, it makes sense that your belly will hurt when you are pregnant, but I swear I don't remember that being a big complaint in my previous pregnancies.  By the end of the day, it feels like it's going to fall out!  And this morning I had to sit down because I got badly out of breath just from making my son's bed and picking up a few toys off the floor!  I think I might have made it into the 3rd trimester already- not sure; I have got to to remember to move slowly and not to try to do too much or I will regret it! 

post #15 of 53

Happy Easter ladies

I'm cranky, hormonal, still dealing with morning sickness at nearly 27 weeks, extremely sore from SPD, and just want to spend every day in bed.

I hope you are all doing much better than I am!

post #16 of 53
Did not have SPD last time. Having it a bit this time. If it continues I will see a chiropractor, I've never been but I am willing to give it a try!
post #17 of 53

Happy Easter to you too! I am sorry the morning sickness and SPD continue to be so rough.

 

AFM I have been having a little trouble with pelvic/hip/lower back pain, nothing to really complain about, but for a night or two after I walk or jog any distance, my hips hurt a lot when I try to roll over in bed and I'm hobbling around in the morning for a while. I guess it makes sense at my weight, but kind of disappointing. Up until a couple of weeks ago, I could jog a bit and be fine. Then it felt fine at the time but would hurt later, and now it's bad enough that I don't really feel like it's a good idea to jog anymore. I got a support belt, but it's uncomfortable and doesn't seem to help that much.

 

However, last Thursday I took a 3-mile brisk walk and had the same pain afterward... and my hips even hurt a little on Sat. and Sun. nights after we did some leisurely walking/shopping in a downtown area on Sat. I don't really like this trend. I know I need to focus more on weightlifting, squats, etc. and use the low-impact machines at the gym if walking is going to bother my hips (if it's like this at 26 weeks, I don't want to aggravate it and be miserable later on), but I just find that stuff so boring and it's hard to be stuck inside when the weather is nice.

 

Not really complaining, I do feel good overall and I know I am very lucky for that, but I have a tough enough time motivating myself to exercise without a convenient "excuse" like "maybe it's not good for my hips!" lol.gif

 

My SIL is expecting her baby anytime, so she and I and my best friend (who is due next month) got together yesterday to get a photo of the 3 of us while we are all still pregnant. It's pretty cool and as my friend pointed out, "the kids" will probably get a kick out of seeing the photo when they are older. orngbiggrin.gif I am really blessed to have so many friends and family so close by.

post #18 of 53

I am starting to have some really bad pain with SPD too. Mind you I do ALOT, we have a farm so that combined with having 5 kids we homeschool leads to lots of movement! I have been milking our goats twice a day but am thinking I may soon need to pass the torch off for a while, especially with the increasing pain I am getting with my pelvis. It seems to get bad in bed at night mostly..

post #19 of 53

You guys, GO SEE A CHIROPRACTOR!! Seriously--there's no need to suffer like this! I had terrible SPD/pelvic pain with #1 and never saw anyone, just suffered through it. With #2 and now #3, I started seeing a chiro as soon as the pelvic/back pain began, and it's made such a huge difference. Obviously it doesn't cure all of it, but it really, really helps. A good one should also be able to give you suggestions for exercises and other techniques to try, and also things to avoid.

 

If you have no idea how to find a good one who's trained in pregnancy adjustments, you can start here: http://icpa4kids.org/Find-a-Chiropractor/

post #20 of 53

I haven't really been having pelvic pain too badly, although I've been caught off guard with round ligament pain the past few days. That shit really cramps my style! I've been doing kegels whenever I can remember, and I'm planning to start doing the Spinning Babies exercises soon, plus hopefully starting a prenatal yoga class this month.

 

Now, if I could just get through the rest of this semester in nursing school, I can finally slow down and enjoy this whole pregnancy thing.

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