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post #61 of 76

@Flower of Bliss: Oh ok, thank you for clearing that up where you live :). We're east in Baytown and I will take my kids down to Kemah today to see the Friday Night Fireworks. They'll love it.

post #62 of 76

I'm excited to actually get to say this, this week has flown by! I feel like time has been so slow for the past seven months, so any time I can actually say, wow that went by quickly, is a really good feeling. Sorry I've missed out on the thread all week, I'm really not even sure how I managed to kill so much time without getting on here... It wasn't even a really great week. Maybe time goes by faster when you're all wrapped up in self-pity. DH and I celebrated our two year anniversary on Tuesday, but it wasn't anything special. He didn't even get me a card... So when our morning Fourth of July plans fell apart more or less because of him I got irritated and fell into a really bad case of the melancholies that lasted through yesterday. I was annoyed with DH. I was frustrated with how big I am. I was seriously doubting my ability to continue to do this for another two months. I already can't imagine getting bigger, I definitely have to pee a lot more, I'm slow, and I'm so incredibly sick of dry hands. The entire pregnancy I've had really bad dry hands-- the type I usually only get after a few days of not wearing gloves outside during dry, windy, winter. But my typical winter remedies for this don't work! It's so frustrating. I'm actually still doubting my ability to do this, clearly, but today I'm back to being able to take it one day at a time. That small attitude change makes a huge difference.

 

Today I met with my new doctor. We're switching to a hospital where I have better coverage. I originally didn't want to go to this hospital because it's a teaching hospital and they don't have any midwives. But a close friend of mine recommended I see her sister, a Family Medicine resident, and I'm so glad she did. Even though she's just a resident, I have complete faith in her. She's really willing to stand up for us to allow me to have the type of birth experience I want. Plus I love that she'll be the one in charge of our son's newborn care, so she will be very familiar with our wishes. She even said that she'll allow us to decline the eye drops, even though in our state they're technically legally required. In the process of switching doctors I missed an appointment slot, so it's been six weeks since my last appointment. It was quite a shock when I got on the scale! I'm officially way beyond my personal highest weight, and it's a little weird to be honest. I've gained 20 pounds at this point though, which she thinks is perfectly normal for my case. I'm measuring right on track for 30 weeks, and she's pretty sure baby is head down right now. It was a really great appointment! She was so great with all of our questions about switching, even though she ran way over on appointment times. After that appointment I had to get my blood taken so I can get my Rhogam shot (DH and I decided this was not a battle we really wanted to fight) plus she's checking my iron levels. I'm really, really hoping their normal. I feel like I have the weight of all vegetarian/vegan pregnancies on my shoulders, and if I do something wrong nutritionally that makes me or the baby deficient in some way, I just know I'm going to get a whole lot of grief for it.

 

Last weekend was my baby shower. It was really wonderful, although we did receive a whole lot of items we'll be returning (or reluctantly keeping because we can't return them, plus a few items we'll be flat out tossing). I'm working on a list of the remaining "must haves" and unfortunately they're some of the more expensive items. The ergo and breast pump for example. We're also having an intense debate about the changing pad. I can't imagine not having one, but we don't know what to buy. I really don't want the ones full of off-gassing crap. But $100 for the naturepedic?? Yikes! Anyone have any suggestions on this?

 

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

post #63 of 76
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I eat deli meats that are nitrite free as well. I also eat sushi...but I will eat the raw sushi from a quality source. I have *thought* i wanted a small serving of beer or wine at times but it has no appeal to me - I have a sip of DH's and then I don't really want any.

 

I eat nitrite free deli meats that I heat until steaming before putting on a salad or sandwich - but a few times I've caved and had tuna or chicken salad (freshly made, at Whole Foods).  As for sushi, early on I had cooked sushi rolls, but now even the smell of fish sends me gagging.  I do still enjoy the vegetarian "sushi" rolls quite a bit.  I also drink a small cup of regular coffee in the mornings and have had a couple of small servings (about 6oz) of wine.  This is probably bad, but I weigh it in my mind a little bit.  I have been eating extremely healthy, save the occasional splurge, for the past five weeks now.  I occasionally break the "rules", but I figure compared with pregnant women I know who drink diet soda every day and have such lunches as an entire pepperoni pizza or Chef Boyardee raviolis with Pringles chips (no I'm not kidding, and that's it, no veggies), I'm probably doing just fine.  A typical lunch for me is a big bean or chef salad with whole grain pita chips or falafel.

post #64 of 76

Found this gem on Pinterest... http://www.pregnantchicken.com/pregnant-chicken-blog/2010/9/23/happily-after-giving-birth-10-things-they-dont-tell-you.html I have actually heard about all these things, but I thought maybe someone else might benefit from it? Personally I'm sending the link to my husband so he can know what to expect without us having to awkwardly discuss it lol. It is a little crude, just to warn you. I was also wondering, I've heard a lot of women say, my hair was great, really thick, and it didn't fall out for nine months! But my hair still sheds at a completely normal rate and it doesn't seem any thicker than before, should I still expect to lose huge clumps at once?

post #65 of 76

AR - That is hilarious! I just sent it to DH.

post #66 of 76
ArtificialRed -- that was hilarious! !!!! Hahaha! Still laughing wink1.gif
post #67 of 76
I have THE WORST acid reflux right now. I ate an apple which usually helps. Nothing. I just downed some water and ACV so I am still hoping for some relief. It is awful. I got it from a croissant with nutella of all things. I
guess it is my punishment for eating junk orngtongue.gif
post #68 of 76

Urgh, I just typed a novel and then hit the back key to delete something and everything went away. Dangit.

 

Anywho @Madi: I hope you got to feeling better yesterday. I haven't had any issues with reflux or heartburn in this pregnancy. Last time I had heartburn was in 2007 after I ate A LOT of raw celery with sour cream dip. Oh I regretted eating it.

 

I'm in nesting mode and cleaned out our bedroom and bathroom today. Feels good to just get rid of stuff. I also put up the crib but I need input on how to sidecar it. We can push it against a wall and push our bed against it but our bedframe sticks out a bit so there's quite a gap in between the crib mattress and our mattress. I have read about some people pushing the crib mattress agains the parent's mattress and then using a pool noodle to close the gap to the crib frame. Does that make sense? Has anyone done that?

post #69 of 76

I'm really tired of people not believing that I am truly due in Sept and honestly have only one baby in there. It just gets tiresome.

 

Also, I had a contraction that lasted 10 minutes while on a little road trip today. That was interesting. Man, I'm glad real labor contractions don't last that long.

 

As to the road trip, each of the boys is getting a chance to spend 4 days with my mom this month. She lives 5 hours away, so -starting with today- every 4 days for the next 12 I get to be in the car for 5 hours (we meet half way). Hello balloon toes! Anyone have tips for swollen feet/ankles other than putting them up?

 

I really can't afford to sit for more than this evening with my feet up. Besides having to work, we've just moved and there is soooo much to do.

post #70 of 76

MissE, ctrl Z (undo) works here, in case you do that again.

 

Who asked about vaccine sources? I really do think Sears' Vaccine Book is pretty even.

post #71 of 76

Oh thank you for the Ctrl tip. I will try that. I've done it a few times now...annoying.

 

I think Asher asked for the vaccine info.

post #72 of 76
Thread Starter 
I will have to remember that ctrl thing too! I have deleted many times! I know I had lots of thoughts when reading everyone's posts but I am on my phone so it's so hard to respond. I am just SO excited because DH comes home today!!! He has been away for 3 weeks fighting fires and while it's our norm, DS hasn't done so well with it this time...plus I really miss him.

In other non-pg news, I have to go to an OUTDOOR wedding reception this afternoon and it's going to be 95 degrees. And very humid. Ugh. I try not to complain about heat because we live in the south- its just the way it is- but man, I wish it was a pool party reception smile.gif
post #73 of 76
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Originally Posted by ArtificialRed View Post

Found this gem on Pinterest... http://www.pregnantchicken.com/pregnant-chicken-blog/2010/9/23/happily-after-giving-birth-10-things-they-dont-tell-you.html I have actually heard about all these things, but I thought maybe someone else might benefit from it? Personally I'm sending the link to my husband so he can know what to expect without us having to awkwardly discuss it lol. It is a little crude, just to warn you. I was also wondering, I've heard a lot of women say, my hair was great, really thick, and it didn't fall out for nine months! But my hair still sheds at a completely normal rate and it doesn't seem any thicker than before, should I still expect to lose huge clumps at once?

 

I think it's different for everyone. My sister has had 6 kiddos and never experienced postpartum hair loss. Me on the other hand... Mine literally comes out in giant clumps. For me it usually starts about 4 months pp and lasts for 2-3 months.

post #74 of 76
I think I suffered all of the unfortunate post-partum hot mess that the blog entry describes, unfortunately. My hair coming out in clumps was the one that bothered me the most, though -- seriously, even more than the 6 bleepity-bleep weeks of lochia. (ETA: Like Lauren82, mine didn't start falling out until maybe 3 months PP.)

In more pleasant news, I've had several glasses of mango juice and baby boy is kicking up a storm. It's nice smile.gif
post #75 of 76

With the holiday in the middle of the week last week it made or a weird week!  I have been nesting too.  DH and I just got a king size bed and set that up last week and moved DD's changing able into our room.  DH set up our old queen bed in the guest room (also y home office) last night.  My friend came over friday to help me sort/fold baby clothes.  So a lot has been done, but I feel like there is so much more and I feel like our house is just closing in on me!  It is just a matter of moving some furnitre around for the most efficient fit, but until then I have a stomach ache from all the clutter! 

 

I am feeling great.  I havea midwife appointment tomorrow and going to a new osteopath on Wednesday.  I am planning on starting to gather birth supplies once the organization of the house is finished.  DH just doesn't understand the intense "need" of nesting! 

post #76 of 76

I'm 30 weeks today. Now it gets serious. Only 10 to go! 

 

I was away this weekend for my 5-year anniversary. We spent a night in Key Largo. DH was able to snag a free room at the Hilton with some points he had, and it was right on the beach, so we got to spend some time in the sea. It was lovely. I did become rather self-conscious of how many times I pee these days, and how often I eat. It was annoying. Now I have the feeling to go every time I stand up. Every time. I think I felt hiccups a couple times over the weekend, which is good because he's exercising his lungs. Mostly I've just been enjoying how mellow I feel. 

 

I think I did a lot of my nesting early on, so I don't have much left to do besides decorations in the baby room and moving the furniture over in our bedroom to make room for the birth pool and eventually the glider. I guess I don't get as excited about nesting because we're renting, and I can't paint or do too much. I never get overly excited design-wise when I rent. When I owned, that was a different story.

 

I'm not worried about the hair thing, since I know I've been growing extra hair follicles during the pregnancy, so my hair won't be getting thinner than it ever was, it will be going back to normal.

Glad to know that everyone eats deli meat just fine. I know it's not the end of the world if I do, but since it's my first, I'm being overly-cautious. I've been very happy with the brewer diet so far.

 

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend.

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