woah. so tomorrow is MAY?!?!
Welcome to this weeks weekly chat.
Whoa. May already!!?!?!?!?!?!
Hey everyone! I've been totally out of it the last week since my sister was in town and life totally caught up with me.... Only three more weeks until I'm off for the summer (I can't wait!!!) and I'm 26 weeks and generally loving life. I was dealing with some weird contraction/pains things last week that are now mostly gone and I'm just waiting to hear the results of my GD test and I think I get my Rhogam shot this week. Other than that, it's been a quiet part of the pregnancy. Lots of baby movement and not much else.
I'm starting to realize how behind I am with baby shower planning/house stuff/work stuff, etc. I had this generalized anxiety yesterday that I couldn't quite pinpoint until I realized that I have a list of things to do a mile long and I'm not getting them done. I'll have to take them one by one over the next month and just knock them off.
I'm sure you all needed a blow-by-blow of my boring last week.... How is everyone else doing? Exciting appointments? Funny baby movement? New developments with all the moves and so on people are doing?
I'm right there with you. I made a list but I'm finding it really hard to build up the motivation to do any of it- its all a lot of lifting/moving/shopping and other things I really dislike doing and so I've just been trying to finish up all the lose ends with work so that when I step away this summer it won't be a total blow to my paycheck (ahhh self employment).
Its great your sister got to come visit Lilytiger ! I wish I could of gone to see my family in April but I know the flight back would of been impossible. Did you guys get to do anything fun?
I have an appointment Thursday morning which cannot come fast enough!! I am in so much pain the last few days from these hemorrhoids (sexy I know). I have tried everything I can get my hands on OTC and nothing is working. I have been swimming laps everyday since the buoyancy and cold water feels good, I even went to a gas station across town tonight to buy ice and made myself some ice packs.. its really embarrassing.. I just hope my OB is willing to give me something strong(er), sitting is really painful which means I've been working/eating/living from bed the last 24 hours and just in a horribly grumpy mood. My poor DH/DS/dog.. .
Nice to hear updates on how people's week is going. So sorry for what you are dealing with ithappened. Was it like that with your DS soon or just the twins? LilyTiger, feeling the same thing with the lists. But overall I am feeling happy and still excited as can be about every part of this journey. Thanks to pregnancy hormones I cried today in the grocery store unexpectedly when I heard an infant crying, all I could think about was why is the baby crying and why doesn't someone do something NOW.
sol_y, I literally have a physiological response to babies who cry. My heart rate increases, my blood pressure goes up, I get hot and sweaty. And meanwhile the mom just leaves then in the carrier as they shop and I just want to go to them and pick them up and cuddle them. They are only babies for such a short while...hold your baby lady. See? Got upset thinking about it. LOL
Having to pee 3 and 4 times a night. anyone else? Here's the weird thing. I had a coke near bedtime the other night. First night in a while that I didnt have to get up and go go go. You would think a coke would make me pee evne more. No, just the milk does that. LOL
intime0, the weirdest thing for me is that the persistent peeing I had in the first trimester (peeing 2x a night) has died away. I don't get up at all at night now, but I'm still drinking quite a bit and I'm not dehydrated or anything. It's weird. I would expect that my bladder would be more squished and therefore more crazy than it was a few months ago, but apparently that's not the case.
I had a scare this morning. When I woke up I realized that the baby wasn't moving as it usually is and it was oddly quiet last night too. I waited for some movement, tried to squish it, and nothing worked. DH brought me a cold cup of water, which eventually got a kick, but it was really scary there for about half an hour. No movement at all. Now it's moving around, enjoying my pancakes from earlier. I guess I have no real gauge on what normal movement is for these little things. We get on a schedule and then the little bean just decides to sleep in one day. Scary.
Lilytiger & ithappened, I'm definitely with you. My list is looong and not getting any shorter. I've definitely been feeling some anxiety this week about our preparations/budget. Its a bit overwhelming, esp when I don't seem to have any motivation to figure out where to begin. I'm good once I'm off and running but the challenge is getting started.
Wyogirl, it sounds like you had a great weekend. Birthdays are so fun!
Sol, so happy that you're in such a great place. That's awesome! I have a funny reaction when I hear a baby crying, I always think its so cute. Is that terrible? There's definitely an urge to cuddle and coo but it just makes me giggle a little, too. Go figure. Maybe it'll come in handy when my newborn is screaming.
I'm having an off week. Just feeling kind of anxious and blue for no specific reason. There must be some crazy hormonal shifts happening or something. My sleep is off, I'm craving carbs like crazy and just feeling super sensitive. Ah well, it'll pass. Sorry to be so whiny. Otherwise everything is pretty good, baby is kicking up a storm and loves to cuddle up on one side and go to town. We found a TV stand at a great architectural salvage store over the weekend for $5! Gotta love that. This week I'm prepping for my trip next week to Minneapolis. I'm going to spend some time with some close friends, then a few days at my Grandma's farm w my fam and finally I'll be road tripping w my parents and brother from MN to MD. I'm excited but tired just thinking about it, its going to be a big trip! And probably my last solo trip for a very long time. So I'm going to try to appreciate every minute of it. I just can't help feeleing a little guilty about leaving DH on his own for two weeks. He's fine but I'm going to miss him.
I agree, the shifts can be scary. Maybe LO is being a bit more active while you sleep. If you're not waking up, you might just not realize he's keeping himself busy in there.
Recently, I noticed that every time I get up LO is going town, lots of big movements and strong kicks at 3am...5am...its so odd! I'm glad that baby got moving for you. Its so easy to let the worries run away with you. Hugs to you!
Good morning mamas!
Hey, has anyone heard from Cecilia's Mama in a while?? Aimee, are you doing okay? Thinking of you!
Totally agree that the lack of movement is scary. With my first I went to the ER not once, but 3 times to make sure baby was doing fine!!!! And, it was okay & the nurses didn't even care, they took it very seriously. (I thought they would be like, really, you again???)
Chasing around my toddler takes away most of that time I spent thinking about kicks with the last one. So I just have certain times of the day that I know bb kicks (hello 3 am) I feel you LeAnn!!!!
Yum, been enjoying watermelon a lot!
Yesterday was the first day that I noticed I needed to take it easy. I had to rest after dinner and dishes and sort of noticed some puffy feet!! Yikes!!! I also am not able to lift my toddler very much. It really stinks actually.
Anyways, have a great week everyone!
Good morning mamas!
Hey, has anyone heard from Cecilia's Mama in a while?? Aimee, are you doing okay? Thinking of you!
No, I sent her a private message a few weeks ago, and no response. I've been thinking about her a lot, too, and miss her contribution to the group. I hope everything is okay!!
I had a wonderful weekend--it was my husband and my 5th wedding anniversary, and to celebrate we went away together for the weekend (one night) at a beautiful hotel overlooking the Golden Gate bridge. And we lucked out with perfect weather. It was the first time we left my daughter for a night, but she did great with her grandparents. Didn't appear to miss us at all. Which is nice to see, especially with the hospital stay around the birth coming up. Now though, it's back to reality, and things are getting really hectic. My husband's in trial. I had a big presentation today (went okay except for a lot of technical difficulties), and two big briefs to write over the next week. Ugg.
LeAnn - I also hit a weirdly blue phase over the past few days. Not sure what is up, but whenever I sit quietly by myself and pay attention to how I'm feeling, I realize that I'm feeling really sad. Not about anything in particular, just overall. Kind of like PMS. Hoping it's just a weird hormonal shift that will go away soon!
LeAnn yeap same here.. horrible anxiety and sort of majorly down about everything phase. I think part of it is I mourn 'this' life while accepting a radically different life I am about to get.. and like you we're having a lot of financial strain/extended family issues which is only adding to the stress/anxiety/depression.. are you sleeping well/much? I found after a few nights of bad insomnia I often have a really low phase just from lack of sleep alone..
I'm also feeling the intense moody phase. I've been a bear lately! I feel so bad for my toddler. I'm just so freaking crabby and I can only chalk it up to pregnancy. I hope this passes pretty quickly because the people around me are starting to get a bit frustrated. I think I'll ask my acupuncturist to hit some "good mood" points on Thursday.
I am really bad about staying connected with this group, but thought I would pop in and say hi.
I am in a pretty good place. I battled depression and anxiety for a couple of months at the beginning of my pregnancy, but I am feeling much more calm and settled now. I keep telling people I have hit my stride or I am in a sweet spot. Not too terribly fatigued, but not feeling every ache and pain of pregnancy yet. I'm 24 weeks--I just had to look that up and I'm kind of surprised! For a while I kept thinking I was a week ahead of where I was, now I keep thinking I am a week behind.
I am a little intimidated by the things I need to buy before baby comes. I am a minimalist when it comes to "gear" so it's not much, but the things I need are expensive, like I need two Radian carseats so I can fit three kids in the back of my car, and those are $200-$300 each (hope I can still find a sale). I also need to pay for my doula, etc. I was doing my family's budget for May and realized that I only have two more full months to budget (June and July) and then August will be here! And I really need all that settled by then!
Hello Ladies.... and hello MAY! (wow....)
LilyTiger - good luck finishing up your semester! I thought I had Baby's schedule figured out, then had a couple "quiet" mornings this week too where I had to start poking around to get kicks and reassurance! I know that movements will slow down in the 3rd trimester as he grows/runs out of space - hopefully it doesn't cause us too much worry!
ithappened - good luck w/your appt Thurs - sorry to hear you're suffering so badly w/those hemorroids, hopefully doc can give you something that works for them this week.....
Wyogirl - are you on antibiotics now for your bladder infection? Fortunately they were able to pinpoint the cause of your distress before it got much worse - no fun going to L&D though...
LeAnn - your trip sounds wonderful! Have a great time next week!
Rebecca - happy anniversary! Sounds like a nice weekend you had there, yay!
InTime - how strange that the cola didn't keep you up all night. I usually read in bed for a couple hours before lights-out and in that timeframe I swear I'm up every 10 minutes to pee. So by midnight I'm convinced that my bladder should be emptied, and then I still have to get up 2-3 additional times. I have to take a few sips of water in the middle of the night too as I'm completely parched my morning....
Sounds like this new month is reminding us of what remains on our plates - it certainly has for me, as I go back and forth daily about whether I'm going too slow or too fast in planning/prepping for this LO. As we start to pick up baby items & gear here and there, I freak out a little after each purchase (do I have enough on my 'minimal' list? Or am I jinxing myself?)
And like Sol and many of you mentioned, the hormones must be shifting again as I too have found myself in tears on a couple of occasions this week (over nothing). Not generally sad, but unusual things are setting me off (like random FB posts, or the news!)
It's a quiet week for me here.... just waiting for DH to return home Thurs night so we can look over our recent Baby purchases (he picked up a pack'n'play, some bottles and receiving blankets in the US, while I scored a nice used stroller here today).... I am definitely "expired" by 5pm every day now and am hobbling around after the shortest distance. Ohhhh, my aching baaaaack!!! I cannot survive without yoga stretches!