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post #41 of 92

Hi All -

I'm with you on my body feeling loose and big and cumbersome.  I was doing really well until this past week.  I have five weeks left and that seems like a really long time.  I too am up 3 - 5 times every night to pee.  I figure it's practice for when baby is here. 

 

On the exciting note, baby's room is getting further along to being done.  Big sister is now in her twin bed, the crib is in baby's bed, along with new paint, curtains, and rug.  Now just need to get a new dresser and wait for the ordered wallpaper border to show up. 

 

I am hoping I don't go late.  There is a huge family wedding on 7/29 and all the aunts, uncles, and cousins will be here.  Our due date is 7/22.  I really don't want to still be pg then, nor do I want to have just given birth on the 28th...  So, I'm sticking to trying everything I can starting on 7/7/2012.  That and my parents are leaving for a three week trip to Russia on the 18th.  It would be nice to have baby by then, but also sort of weird - as my mom isn't going to be around to help anyway.   (Not that she helped with DD#1)... 

 

Feels like the final lap in a long race.  Looking forward to counting down the days.

post #42 of 92
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So excited that my mom is coming to stay with me for a couple of nights starting tomorrow. She is a teacher and just finished school for the summer. It will help keep me from breaking the bank on baby-sitting as well as take a load off while DH is gone. I have the kids on my own for the weekend, but then she will have them 3 days next week at her house. Hoping that means I will get to eat at normal hours instead of dinner at 8:45pm. Yay!
post #43 of 92

lbkw - can I borrow your mom for a while???  LOL, just joking, but she sounds pretty awesome!  :)

post #44 of 92
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Originally Posted by GoofyInOK View Post

lbkw - can I borrow your mom for a while???  LOL, just joking, but she sounds pretty awesome!  :)

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I do think my mom is pretty awesome but this assistance is the exception, not the rule. She hates to drive long distances and we are "only" 60 miles apart but there is a bridge and it is a huge deal for her to come to me...especially to drive herself. She is a huge help in my house and I don't have to do anything to prepare for her. She will go to the supermarket if she wants anything or bring it with her. (Unlike my MIL who we have to prep the pantry as if going to the supermarket a mile away will ruin her visit.) She'll decide what she wants to eat and just prepare it and open up all of my cabinets and drawers to find whatever she needs. (Totally fine with me.) I'm excited to get to go out to dinner with a friend tonight while mom is here. Tomorrow she'll cook for us and Friday, my dad will switch his commute and come meet us for dinner. They do spoil me! I became an "only child" when my brother died 11 years ago so I think some of the stuff they do for my family is because they have that void.

 

However, like I said, they rarely come to see us. We are always packing everyone and everything up to go to them. My mom is extremely supportive of natural childbirth and totally got me over the hump with breastfeeding my first but she is kind of a debbie-downer about my breech position thing. She's like just schedule your c-section, don't try to turn the baby, it will all be fine. I can kind of see that from her perspective of losing a child, she's afraid the baby will be in danger if it is now breech and is encouraged to turn. So as awesome as she is, I really can't talk about my breech obsession with her without being shot down. She is pretty pleased that this baby is being born over her summer vacation since she hates to take time off from school (which she did for my last two kids).

 

I really appreciate her help when the new babies come, too. I guess the combination of our personalities works and I like having her with me when the baby comes home. She gets up with me at night (which helps keep me awake while nursing) and will rock the baby if I'm too exhausted to get up. I am completely uncomfortable nursing side-lying with a small baby. I never was able to nurse my 1st that way and was only able to nurse my second after she got bigger. Personally, I find when the breast is bigger than the head, it's hard to get all lined up in a way that is comfortable for both. My older kids love my mom and she treats them more like we do than my MIL (who is kind of strict). It's really a win-win and I feel like I'd rather have the help in the beginning when I'm kind of out of it. I remember my DS's first regular bath. I went to bed and DH & my mom bathed him. I really didn't feel like it was worth being up for.

post #45 of 92

lbkw - I agree, your Mom sounds awesome.  You are very lucky.  My parents are very helpful, too.  My Mom is coming to stay with DS while we're in the hospital & I am very grateful to have someone I can trust for the job!

 

I have an overwhelming feeling that this baby is coming early.  DS was 5 days before his due date, but I was induced (premature rupture of membranes).  Not really sure what to expect this time.  If I go into labor naturally, it could happen whenever, I guess.  Idk - last time I swore DS was going to be a late baby & he was early, so I'm probably wrong this time, too!
 

post #46 of 92
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It is so nice that this group has become more active recently. Mom's visit has been great. Surprise! She did my laundry yesterday!

 

This morning I had this strange queasy feeling that made me nervous that it was labor coming...but must have just been digestive. It passed and nothing else happened. Phew!

post #47 of 92

Hi - I'd love to have my mom help more.  She lives 15 minutes away and is more interested in her golf schedule and travel schedule than helping in my house.  She'll be in Russia during baby's EDD and won't be back until August 3rd.  Since this is baby #2, I won't be as disappointed as I was the first time.  I really thought she'd be more interested in her first grand daughter, and actually any new baby.  Instead, she visited about once a month, and was not much help. 

 

I had a great dream last night about giving birth and meeting baby.  I have four more weeks and hope he is not early as we have a lot left to do around the house and I have a lot of work tasks to do as well.  Plus I am really enjoying my time with my daughter.  She's become so cuddly these past couple months.  I know our whole house will change when baby comes home.  We are looking forward to that, but I am going to miss being mom to just one baby girl. 

post #48 of 92

My mom arrives tomorrow (flying to Oregon from Nebraska). It has been two years since we have seen her. Its just too expensive for the whole family to fly back to Nebraska where all my family is, and none of my family (siblings/parents) travel much at all. Mom will be here for two weeks and I am just hoping that the baby comes in that time! I have a list of projects (mostly sewing) for her to do. She is totally willing to help out with whatever I want. Really looking forward to her visit. It is so much easier for me when we visit on my turf, I am the black sheep of the family and the lifestyle/culture back home is very difficult for me (and my dh) to handle.
 

post #49 of 92
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This morning I had this strange queasy feeling that made me nervous that it was labor coming...but must have just been digestive. It passed and nothing else happened. Phew!

 

I had the same thing this morning, too.  Strange, almost queasy feeling that went away.  Hmm.

post #50 of 92
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I had the same thing this morning, too.  Strange, almost queasy feeling that went away.  Hmm.

 Maybe it's because our stomachs are smooshed by baby? I hope so. I don't want to see this baby until July 1, at the earliest!

post #51 of 92
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 Maybe it's because our stomachs are smooshed by baby? I hope so. I don't want to see this baby until July 1, at the earliest!

 

 

Mine ended up being a bit of indigestion, but it, uh, passed. 

The last two weeks of pregnancy remind me of the first, only now I'm interpreting every little twinge and symptom as "Maybe labor is about to start!" rather than, "Maybe I'm pregnant." 

post #52 of 92

I like to see that other people have helpful moms.  I always feel so fortunate that both of my parents are involved and helpful.  In fact they took the kids three days this week, so I could have time to myself.  It was soooooooo nice!  In both of my previous labors, the absolute first sign that anything was happening was my water breaking.  So any nauseousness or cramps are just me being squished, imo.  I wiil be surprised if labor starts any other way, even though I know it can!

post #53 of 92

Wallpaper border was delivered today so tomorrow we'll be working on finishing touches to babies room!  I am so excited!  Also thinking about a two hour float in the neighborhood heated pool. 

 

For heartburn, I like to have a glass of water with a squeeze of lemon juice.  The lemon juice is really soothing on the throat and I think that it helps overall.  Plus extra bonus, I think the lemon or lime juice helps keep ankle/hand swelling down.  I missed a few days of my lemon juice and my ankles started to get puffy.  I started back on my lemon juice and my ankles reappeared. 

post #54 of 92
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The last two weeks of pregnancy remind me of the first, only now I'm interpreting every little twinge and symptom as "Maybe labor is about to start!" rather than, "Maybe I'm pregnant." 

 

That is a very fitting analogy, inkandpaper!  I totally kwym- I have thought "this is it!" at least five or six times in the last few days.  

post #55 of 92
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That is a very fitting analogy, inkandpaper!  I totally kwym- I have thought "this is it!" at least five or six times in the last few days.  

 

I'm right there, too!  This morning I am super queasy.  I hope it passes, I was really hoping to go get breakfast with hubby this morning in case it's the last Saturday morning we have as just "us."

post #56 of 92
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Crazy disturbing dreams last night. Woke up all panicky because I am alone with the kids again. Bad heartburn and anxiety. I am going to say it was my poor choice of dinner that made everything worse. Kids up extra early this morning. At least they are old enough to get up and do stuff alone. I have been so lax about screen time. Not that we are super strict to begin with, but now it is hysterical. One kid sitting with portable DVD player and other on iPad. What has the world come to?
post #57 of 92

I've been having crazy dreams too. In one of them I accidentally shot dh in the chest and made him just wait it out on the couch over night to see if he would survive and it would be worth going to the hospital for bc we didn't have health insurance.

post #58 of 92

So... having a lot more contractions today. No pattern at all and I had a lot of prodromal last time but hoping this means I am making some early progress. I don't know if it is cause I am on 8th pregnancy or what but they are pretty intense, feel like I've been punched in the gut and have to work hard to breath through them. 

 

Dreams... keep having drowning dreams of my kids. Ugh.

post #59 of 92

fruitfulmomma - are you sure you're not in early labor?  You're getting so close now!

 

Sorry to all the mommies who are having bad dreams.  :(  I don't seem to have the crazy vivid dreams much anymore.  I can't say that I miss the bad ones!

 

Is anyone else starting to lose weight rather than gain it?  I had gained a whopping 45 lbs when I went to see my midwife on 6/18...  I weighed myself this morning and am down 4 lbs.  I'm hoping nothing is wrong.  Of course, yesterday I did eat somewhat less because I couldn't shake that nausea.  Maybe that has something to do with it.  

post #60 of 92
I finally had my first really scary Rosemary's Baby type dream. Thought I was going to get away without having one this pregnancy, but it never fails that I have at least one of that theme. Yuck.

I've been alternating between significantly increased nausea and feeling like I just can't get enough to eat. Yesterday I ate SO much food and just couldn't get full. Made my DH drive across town with me to buy some Mexican food (tamales- I was obsessed with the idea all day) and then ate dinner with everyone else not long after and after that was wanting to go get ice cream! I don't remember feeling this way near the end of any of my previous pregnancies but it feels almost like early pregnancy cravings again. Anyone else?

I've also been having lots of signs that my body is getting very ready- lots of BH and regular contractions, and at one point wondered if I have a very slow leak of amniotic fluid. Last week I felt a very small pop up high, much smaller than what I've normally felt/heard when my water breaks but still distinguishable, and had some increased clear discharge that seems to have slowed quite a bit. However, I'm not actually due till 7/12 and have never gone early so I think it's just the slow build up. Wishful thinking, maybe, since I'll have to be induced 7/6 if I don't go into labor before.

The worst thing is that we still have no name picked, and it's become the source of a LOT of frustration. I've literally spent hours and hours this week looking at books, websites, gathering suggestions, etc. and still can't find "the one" that we both feel is right. Last night ended in a meltdown. Today I'm back at it. Time is running out!
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