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post #61 of 70
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We are back home...kids had lots of fun but I am exhausted and was super grumpy with evryone this mornig while we were packing. Swimming pool was not relaxing at all! My swimsuit was way too tight and my balance was off, but our cabin did have a nice, deep tub.

 

Made some cute tie dye for the baby. (not a great picture)IMG_20120520_113832.jpg

post #62 of 70
Sounds like you could use a vacation from your vacation smile.gif love the tie dye! I'm going to be dying some onesies this weekend- just solid colors, though, and adding a little embroidery. I love crafty nesting!
post #63 of 70

Ok...DH likes to keep me on my toes. So far, he hasn't gotten any word on x-country job. Even if that came through, start would be after baby. But NOW, DH was just offered an awesome assignment with his current job to spend 3 weeks in another city about 3.5 hours away. Those three weeks will start 6/11. That doesn't work well with my fear of delivering early. Though, he will be home before I am 39 weeks. Don't they always say your body knows that you're not ready and you tend not to go into labor until things are in place? I hope. I guess this is what "normal" is like for military families, but this is so abnormal for us. DH has a super flexible work schedule and picks up a lot of slack in the child care department. My mom is a teacher and I won't get any support from her until the tail end of the time when she is done from school. We have baby-sitters we can use, but it stinks that he won't be paid any extra and it will cost us more for baby-sitting. I don't mean to be too complainy since I'm really excited for him, but I was really looking for him to step up the help with the kids around now and it won't be an option.

post #64 of 70
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Not sure this fits here but I don't want to start a whole new thread... this poor momma blue jay is outside my window frantic about her little baby who is dead. He fell out of the nest yesterday and my kids put him up in flower box so the cats wouldn't get at him and she was going and trying to feed him over there but it got cold today and I think he wasn't warm enough being away from her. Anyway my kids were crying all morning and now momma is back looking for him. : (

post #65 of 70

Fruitfulmomma - how super sad about the baby bird.  :(  We had a nest in our gutter earlier, Oklahoma has terrible wind and it knocked three of the five babies out of the nest too early and we found them already passed on on the sidewalk after work one day.  It was sooo sad, too.  Those poor mommy birds, it makes me tear up just thinking about them!

post #66 of 70

Hi - I think someone here asked awhile ago about Evening primrose oil and how I was using it.  The doula suggested this regimen:

orally only -

weeks 28  - 32  take 2 x day

week 32 - 36 take 4 x day

week 36 take 6 x day

at 39 weeks can add 1 extra vaginally.

 

I am doing this because of scar tissue from previous baby/birth.  If you have questions, I would ask your health provider regarding EPO on when it's best for you to take it.

post #67 of 70

So jealous of everyone with their head-down babies. Did anyone see the article about Ina May in the NY Times Magazine?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/magazine/ina-may-gaskin-and-the-battle-for-at-home-births.html?pagewanted=all

 

Reading it confirmed that while I'm totally in favor of an unmedicated vaginal birth for a cephalic presentation, I can be ok with a c-section for a breech baby. Or in the case of DD, my chiro said she was actually a variation of transverse. I get panicky...I think it would totally freak me out to have to deliver a full term breech baby. (Apparently the OB's in the group I see have done some breech deliveries recently. One involved the OB's arm in the mother up to the elbow to retrieve the 2nd twin...reportedly.)

 

Can't believe it's almost June! So excited to see some recent posts from our "old" friends!

post #68 of 70
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My hubby was a breech.  Gave his mom a 4th degree tear, though given the time he was born in I suspect she was flat on her back or some such absurd position. He is totally non-chalant about the idea of me doing a breech vaginally but considering there are so few trained attendants anymore I am not too cool with the idea. But baby girl was head down last two appoints so I am hopeful she is getting settled in good. Hope yours moves too. midwife said by 36 weeks they want them head down,  so you have a little bit, right?

 

June babies are arriving. We're next!!!

post #69 of 70

So I can't sleep because... well, probably just because I'm pregnant... but also I'm too hot despite the fact that it's freezing outside (couldn't quite subject DH to turning the fan on... seriously, it's in the 40s out there, bad enough that I have the windows cracked), DH is snoring, and I'm obsessing over the worry that I might have preeclampsia. I got a couple of blood pressure readings in the 120s/70 or 76 and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it for the past 2 days, convincing myself I have every possible symptom. Our maternity photographer is coming at 9 a.m. so I managed to head off a crying fit by reminding myself of all the money that will be wasted if I look terrible in the photos. But seriously, I have to stop this or I AM going to make myself sick. gloomy.gif

post #70 of 70
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Originally Posted by fruitfulmomma View Post

My hubby was a breech.  Gave his mom a 4th degree tear, though given the time he was born in I suspect she was flat on her back or some such absurd position. He is totally non-chalant about the idea of me doing a breech vaginally but considering there are so few trained attendants anymore I am not too cool with the idea. But baby girl was head down last two appoints so I am hopeful she is getting settled in good. Hope yours moves too. midwife said by 36 weeks they want them head down,  so you have a little bit, right?

 

June babies are arriving. We're next!!!

I suppose we should start a June thread. Thanks for the encouragement.

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