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OMG it's July!! I can now figure out how long I have "left to go" by simply subtracting dates from each other. Yikes! smile.gif

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Oops, I just posted in the June thread again!  LOL  Sorry - I am so bad about that!  All future posts from me will go here (until next month)!

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Finally started maternity leave today! Kids are at camp. I am trying to clean up my house a little. Right now there is so much stuff lying around, it's probably a fire hazard!

 

DH is home...and has now decided that he will help trying to turn the baby. You should have seen me last night. Breech tilt on ironing board, flashlight, music, heat, ice pack. I just figured I'd let him at it. Not much to lose. Breech tilt is definitely tough at this point though. Plus I have the sniffles with a post nasal drip or something. So much stuff I want to do but I also don't want to be running around town. Very conflicted. The stuff I want to do is definitely for me, but I can be so darn lazy! Well...I am going to try to not be at the computer so much. Want to be up and about. I'll check in when I can...probably more than I should. Good luck everyone! We're in the home stretch....

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I've also started my leave, which just gives me time to finish up a couple of things - you know, things like cleaning the bathroom before the baby is born. The big stuff. Ha. I spent the weekend working on some craft projects- dyeing some onesies and making some little headbands and hair accessories, wondering if she'll even have hair, and just generally trying to kill time. Found some awesome deals on some baby clothes at a thrift store this weekend, have out of town appointments with my doctors today and tomorrow. DH and I are going to go to lunch and a matinee at the 'Cinema Suites' (a fancy, no-kids allowed theater) to get one last little bit of alone time. And then I'll be spending the rest of the week trying to convince my body to go into labor before Thursday/Friday's scheduled induction greensad.gif

Basically, it's too hot to want to do anything outside bit I'm so darn restless with anticipation. I suspect that's the case for most of us right now.
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Happy July everyone!  My 30th birthday is next week, and even though it's a long shot, I'm really hoping we will share a birthday!  

Technically I still have 2.5 weeks to go (and maybe then some!)

 

the pregnancy insomnia kicked in a few days ago  I'm exhausted right now, but i can't get comfortable and cant get rid of the heartburn so I just took a  bath and im doing this instead!  I've got plenty of cleaning that needs to be done... its almost 1am; that's a good time to scrub toilets, right?

 

I can feel her dropping into my pelvis and it is ouchie!  I'll just be walking along and then all of a sudden I get these stabbing pains in my pelvis, then quick as they came, she moves again and the sensation is gone.

 

acupuncture for "induction" all set for July 16th . . .

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Good morning, mamas.  Still HOT, still pregnant here.  Yesterday my mom took all my kids for the entire day-- it was SO nice.  I tackled a lot of cleaning projects that I would never do with the boys here (like moving the oven and cleaning behind it....wow, that was appalling.)

 

I'm feeling discouraged because with my others at this stage I felt like I was already having more indications that labor would start soon.  I'm not sure if my memory is really accurate, but it's making me anxious.  I asked one of my midwives at my appointment last week (I was 37w5d at the time) how big she thought the baby was, and she said she thought the baby was 7.5lbs ALREADY (my others were 6.5 lbs, 8lb even, and 7.5lb-- all between 39w5d and 40w).  She's also a really new midwife, and second guessed herself after asking how big the others were.  I've had my lowest weight gain with this pregnancy (really low for me- like 18lbs!) and don't feel nearly as uncomfortable as I did with my 8lber, so I was kind of shocked to hear her say that the baby was already that big- just wasn't what I was expecting, and combined with my fears that labor won't start for a long time, I'm now paranoid about having a giant 11lb baby.

 

Anyway, happy 4th everyone!  Nicole730, how are you feeling?  

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I am also still pregnant.  Yesterday I went to the chiropractor for the first time to try to get baby to spin back anterior.  He was Webster certified and did a few things that seemed to open up some more room for baby, but still no turning.  Sigh.  I had HORRIBLE back pain last night and was worried that I was having back labor, but when I was finally able to get back to sleep, it eased up some.  Maybe it was just the adjustment, I have no idea.

 

Happy 4th to all!  Now that we're in the home stretch I feel like things drag forever.  Hopefully we all can relax and enjoy the day today!

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I am 40+6 and feeling more miserable by the hour.  No contractions or cramps to get my hopes up.  I am trying to convince myself to enjoy my last few days of this pregnancy and know it won't be more than another week.    I think the weather is making everything a bit worse, it is so hard to be outside!  I am trying to be patient though.  My parents invited us over to swim and for dinner this afternoon, so that will be distracting for a bit.My mood just keep fluctuating, dang hormones!  It is a little comforting to hear of everyone else getting impatient and antsy, makes me feel a little better.  Good luck to those of you hoping for your little ones a little early, hope it works out for you!!

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octolars - I turn 30 this month too!  on the 30th, so no sharing birthdays for us.  We will have 4 family birthdays in July now.  Silly baby should have been born in June.

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I've been getting more frequent braxton hicks.:) That's about all that's different.

We are having a good day just hanging out. Went for a walk this morning before it got too hot.

The house is fairly clean and baby stuff is ready.

 

Hopefully it won't rain tonight, we got sparklers for the kids and they are really looking forward to it.

Would love to spend time outside its just too dang hot!

 

I'm excited this baby can come any day now.:D

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Happy early birthday Nicole730!!!!  

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Tomorrow is edd by LMP but we are going by u/s date of 7/9. Going for blood work pre op. Trying (unsuccessfully) to hydrate well. Wish my cough would go away because it is going to hurt like a &-!;&/;,&' post op to cough. Not to mention that I don't really want to cough all over my new baby. I guess he/she will have my antibodies, but still annoying. Kind of given up on flipping, I know they say that anterior placenta and malposition don't go hand-in-hand, but I think there is some relation for my particular uterus. Really feels like baby tries to move to no avail. Poor thing.

Spent the day sorting Legos with DS. Kids went out with DH for dessert. Having my dinner, alone, now. We actually assembled changing tabe & bassinet. Getting close....
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lbkw - I had a wicked cough when DD was born, it was vaginal, but still totally uncomfortable and gross to have coughing attacks while multiple fluids gushed out of me at 3am.  I ended up taking some Tussin pills that were miraculous.

 

I think I am going to give up on keeping the house ready for birth.  I am not good at maintaining a clutter-free home as it is and this dang place has been picked up and ready multiple times the past few weeks.  I'm done.  Baby can be born into the house in which it will be living in, not the ideal house I can't seem to keep. :)

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Originally Posted by Nicole730 View Post

lbkw - I had a wicked cough when DD was born, it was vaginal, but still totally uncomfortable and gross to have coughing attacks while multiple fluids gushed out of me at 3am.  I ended up taking some Tussin pills that were miraculous.

 

I think I am going to give up on keeping the house ready for birth.  I am not good at maintaining a clutter-free home as it is and this dang place has been picked up and ready multiple times the past few weeks.  I'm done.  Baby can be born into the house in which it will be living in, not the ideal house I can't seem to keep. :)

I'm giving up too. I mean, I've got my own standards that I maintain, but it's more important to me to enjoy the last days/weeks as much as I can than to stress over the way the house looks.  I spent SO much time during my last pregnancy trying to make the house perfect for the birth, preparing to have food around for the midwife and staff, and generally trying to make it appear as though I didn't have a 2 and 3 year old living here.    It was a waste of precious energy.

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Ibkw- getting really excited for you!

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I gave up on the house a while ago. Realized that the people who are close enough to me to be invited over in the little babe days are also people who will understand and not be phased by it. That and I know what their houses usually look like. The rule is no judging!
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i did quite a bit of housework today.  I have so much nervous energy, i have to do something with it.  I'm a first timer though, and don't have any little ones coming behind me with a string of toys.

it makes me feel better to get things ready in her room, even though i am quickly running out of projects!  but i cleaned both bathrooms, mopped, cleaned the kitchen, laundry, gardening, etc.  I also did some shopping and bought a baby book and a cooler to bring home my placenta.

 

I still don't have a bassinet (got one, hate it, need a new one and FAST) and i have no food prepared for after.  im not a casserole person; i guess i better figure something out.

 

this waiting is so challenging.

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Good morning, mamas.  Still HOT, still pregnant here.  Yesterday my mom took all my kids for the entire day-- it was SO nice.  I tackled a lot of cleaning projects that I would never do with the boys here (like moving the oven and cleaning behind it....wow, that was appalling.)

I'm feeling discouraged because with my others at this stage I felt like I was already having more indications that labor would start soon.  I'm not sure if my memory is really accurate, but it's making me anxious.  I asked one of my midwives at my appointment last week (I was 37w5d at the time) how big she thought the baby was, and she said she thought the baby was 7.5lbs ALREADY (my others were 6.5 lbs, 8lb even, and 7.5lb-- all between 39w5d and 40w).  She's also a really new midwife, and second guessed herself after asking how big the others were.  I've had my lowest weight gain with this pregnancy (really low for me- like 18lbs!) and don't feel nearly as uncomfortable as I did with my 8lber, so I was kind of shocked to hear her say that the baby was already that big- just wasn't what I was expecting, and combined with my fears that labor won't start for a long time, I'm now paranoid about having a giant 11lb baby.

Anyway, happy 4th everyone!  Nicole730, how are you feeling?  

After DS2 was 8lb12oz at exactly 38 weeks last time I was terrified of having a 10+ lb baby. BUT at 38w5d, he came out all of 6 lb 12 oz.
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octolars, maybe just plan on grilling, if you eat meat? I think that's what we're going to do. I actually do have several pot pies and oven-type stuff in the freezer, but I can't imagine turning the oven on in this heat.

 

I am impressed with y'all's energy. We did some yard work yesterday morning (trimming one of our trees, weeding, spreading out mulch) and I was pretty much useless after that. The rest of the day was spent going out to dinner with friends and watching a movie. smile.gif

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Ok.  I've hit that late pregnancy "wall".  I want the baby out.   Tired of being tired.

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