Oh tekcez, that's what my kid is doing, re: navel escape and super shifts! It feels so surreal to me, the little kicks and jabs are one thing, but the super movement and the clawing is really something else.
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I'm in the same boat with you ladies. I feel bruised from little bottoms and feet. Watching the moving landscape is crazy!
Today I organized and put away the baby clothes. I was surprised how little newborn size we have. With having a 9 pound baby last time I am so hesitant to buy nb size. We also got the 'project' room organized. I think it's supposed to be a walk through dining room but it ds' craft supplies, legos, trains etc in it. It's also where he likes to do 'school'. We've had a wall organizer thing from Ikea for at least a year now, it's nice to finally hang the stupid thing :)
So I've been on the insulin for 3 days now and I have to say it isn't nearly as bad as I prepared for. I have an anxiety disorder, so for it to be *almost* a non issue is huge. And I have significantly less brain fog! Unfortunately, my fasting and post breakfast numbers are still super high, so I bet they'll raise my evening dose. I take a large dose in the morning and I got super hypoglycemic after the first time. I also cannot find a fake sweetener I like in my coffee. And I need it!
What do you ladies still need or want before baby comes? I really want a ring sling but our mortgage payment is going up and dh says no more spending right now :( I think the only thing we *need* is a carseat, and that will be easy to get. If I had thought of it a few months ago I could have organized a ddc baby swap, that would have been fun.
I know this sounds mean, but I am so glad to read of so many of you having such intense BHs. With each of my pregnancies, the BHs have come earlier, lasted longer and been more intense. But they are getting ridiculour these days. They aren't uncomfortable anymore, they are downright painful, to the point that I have to stop what I'm doing and just try to relax through them and breathe. Of course, this all further feeds my paranoia that the baby will come too early when I know they are just normal BHs.
Oh my Mom was the same way. She was 41 for all but the last 2 weeks and 2 days of her pregnancy with #6. She started having BH in the beginning of the second trimester. At least that's when she started to complain about them. That's when me (15) and my sister (11) took over the housework and cooking and the boys fully took over all outside chores. This one I noticed it right about the first part of the 3rd trimester.
And ya, bruised feelings every night from the little hind end and feet.
I don't know how it will work, but I made a ring sling. I got two rings from what's it called? Ringslings or slingrings.com and I forget where I ordered some cheap material. I spent $10 for the two rings and another $10 for a yard of the material. It was 70 or 72" long. I still need to iron it out and take it to my MIL's to trim it up. She has all the nice cutting boards and nice rotary cutter. I have too look again but I think it was 26 or 28" wide optimally? I'm planning to add a pocket in a contrasting color to lengthen it a bit and just to have a pocket.
I also totally missed out on a Maya for $25. A lady had a like new for sale on a local Facebook Buy, sell trade page. I said I was interested in seeing it the next day, and she wrote out her #. Some other lady jumped in before I had time to see and answer and got the thing that night. : | Oh well. Guess I didn't need it that bad.
Yup, Tekcez and Kparker, those cosmic shift movements are so crazy...it feels like a washing machine in there. So far, the plate-tectonic movements haven't been painful (yet), but they sure are funky to watch. For the most part, the little one is gentle and slow-moving, with three basic movements: stretching, the whole-body roll from left to right, and this "jazz-hands" flickering movement when I lie down. This past week, I've felt distinct body parts stretching and coming in contact with my abdominal wall. What I believe is a foot, based on size and location, will press up against me from time to time. When I press gently back, the foot retracts, as if ticklish. The only uncomfortable movement I've had so far (knock on my wooden desk) is when he/she migrates low in my pelvis and twinges the round ligament. It always happens on the left side. Oh, there's the bladder bounce too: it must be like a fun mattress or couch to butt one's head on. (Well, fun for him/her but not for me!)
We're trying to get all of our big household projects done now because otherwise it'll probably take seven years or so. ;) This past weekend, we cleaned out the garage and took a load of stuff down to the thrift shop/recycling place. It was not the most fun task, especially because we also have our wood shop in the garage and everything gets covered in sawdust (major sneezing festival, made even more delightful by, um, late-pregnancy-related leakage problems...sorry, TMI), but rewarding to have an organized work space where you can find the tool or type of lumber you want rather than scrounging around a dusty workbench or pile of wood. I just hope not to see any mouse nests for the next 50 years! ;) Painting the exterior of the house isn't coming along as well, alas, because only one of us can stand on a ladder right now, and my husband has traumatic arthritis from a bad car accident, so being up there too long is painful for him. We may have to give in and pay a friend to finish painting it for us. We're DIY people and so it's hard to hand over a job to somebody else, but the rainy season's coming and we need to complete the project before all of our efforts get washed away (or we're stuck with a striped house for at least a year...)
hey, ladies! as always: good to read all your updates :)
things are pretty crazy around here, but I try to keep my calm and be all zen about the upcoming events... Less than two weeks until our move and while we are not entirely unprepared, things could definitely be better organized. I have been sick with a really bad bronchitis for more than a week now and slooooowly things are starting to look up a bit. I have been seeing this accupuncturist and homeopath for a few seesions and I seem to be getting better now. Unfortunately both kids are sick too which means that I don't only have 2yo DD but also 4yo DS at home which doesn'T exactly make for a relaxed and soothing getting-well-soon environment... I also had to take them both to my accupuncture appointment yesterday. not ideal. not ideal at all.
Last night when the kids were asleep I took my first bath during this pregnancy. Oh man. I am usually more a shower kind of girl, but boy, did that feel good!!! I had totally forgotten about how nice it is to be enveloped by hot water. Add some candles, some relaxing lavender oil and a cheesy book to read and you have some late pregnancy bliss - well, as close as it gets at least.
On another note: A fellow kindy mom just had twins a few weeks ago and they are ECing. I am doing a little bit of sewing on the side and she asked me if I could make them split pants. Those are the kind that open in the crotch so you don't have to pull them down for every pee. SO I have been busy with making these cute tiny pants for the past few days. So far I have made eight of them and they all look different. She said she wanted at least six and her husband said ten but they didn't want to ask for too much, since they knew we had a lot on our plate right now ourselves. To be honest I am a little addicted to making tiny split pants now, I don't think I can stop that easily LOL It's just so much fun! Pity I don't intend to EC myself.
DH is the only one not sick at the moment (and I truely hope he stays that way!!) and he has been a trooper. Last weekend he took apart all our plants and pots on our balkony and transferred them to the new garden. He also dug out all our plants from this garden and brought them over to the new place and now most stuff is in the ground already. I am really happy that part has been taken care of! because there was no way I could have been doing that kind of work!
ok, I hear water running... gotta go, before the kids do something destructive. I also noticed DD has been taking her socks off (again! for the third time today) which is a bad idea if you have bronchitis and really cold floors.
take care and hang in there, fellow mamas:)
Franjapany, you've just added something to my "to do" list--take a warm bath! I haven't taken a bath this pregnancy, either, preferring a quick shower. Tommorrow is a holiday, so maybe I'll just disappear off to the bath and leave DH with the kids. ;-)
Your DD, btw, sounds just like mine. She just *won't* leave her socks on. She has a nasty cough and we have tile floors throughout (except the bedrooms, which are all wood). Even in Kiga, she won't leave her socks on. The Erzieherinnen try, but she has them off again in two minutes.
Good luck with your move. I don't think I could cope with a move during the last weeks of pregnancy! And Gute Besserung an Euch!
MrsKoehn- I made a sling 2 years ago for DS and loved it! Making another soon (hopefully) for this babe and I've already made a wrap in addition to the Moby like wrap I already made. Being a second kid, this boy will be worn a lot :)
PacificMar- Yep, we're in the home stretch of Weekend To Do projects as well! I'm trying to loan DS out to family members for a couple of Saturdays so DH and I can both work without wrangling him. Only 4 more weekends for sure until this babe can pop out at 38 weeks. That's my end date with projects!
Franjapany- Oh wow, what a crazy time for you! I sure hope everyone recovers soon and packing and moving goo smoothly. Bet you can't wait to get into that new house and get settled in! Idid EC with DS and may try it with this LO depending on if I remember it in the chaos of having TWO kids.
Guen and Franjapany- I generally don't put shoes or socks on DS before putting him in his carseat since he always rips them off during the trip. Isn't a huge problem at home though!
DS and I just got back from dinner at my mom's house. Somehow I always think it'll be fun and relaxing to hang out there but forget that it is not a very babyproofed house. So I end up chasing DS around the whole time, even with help from family members! Yummy food though! Nothing else new though. Its been raining a lot here and I've been baking and cooking to feed the freezer!
Someone should start an Oct Chat thread....
I would, but I'm really needing to get up and work on laundry. We're going to have a big mess again this evening grinding the rest of the deer meat (he shot a small but should be tender buck Tues evening in a dust storm after going out for only about 10 min. Way to go, Love!) so last night was a huge mess and his 3 teen sisters helped us process it. SO ya. Finish that, I babysit tomorrow so I have to get the floors clean at the very least. And laundry needs done bc I'd say he'll set up the grinder in the laundry room like last year and I won't be able to get to my washer and dryer anymore.
Expecting the first freeze tonight, though I'm doubting it happens. That means I have to harvest stuff tonight and put tomatoes on to cook down for sauce tonight too. Which means canning tomorrow if possible. Don't know, the girl I watch Fridays doesn't like when I am in the kitchen not paying her attention. I hope she sleeps a lot. Bwahaha. I might have to bust out a DVD and let the computer babysit a while.
Our puppies are getting around pretty well. They'll be old enough to start tumbling around and out of the doghouse any day now. Oy. That means we have to fix the hole in the side of the kennel where the mama goes in and out so they don't get out and I'll have to make sure she gets let in and out all day. I hope we can sell them early. I think in a couple weeks we'll list them and start taking deposits. They're going to be ready to go on my due date. Thanks Stormy and Caesar. Good timing guys. Lol
I know this thread is defunct now, but I just had to laugh at this! My 3 y.o. DD has been doing this since she was a baby and is still doing it. It drives me batty. Searching for the shoes (and sometimes socks) when we arrive so that we can dress her again is a real PITA. We've been known to take her shoes off in the car before we leave just so we know where they are when we arrive!