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Edited by nhklh - 10/22/13 at 1:20pm
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I've now been pregnant longer this time than I was last time. joy.gif
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Harmony-so happy for you!

Kaliki-I forgot to mention that I don't leak either, but have noooo problems with milk production, so don't worry, you'll be fine.  My rib cage went back to its original size after both babies.  It's kind of a weird feeling though, right?

Thanks for the egg/quinoa recipes Sego and Nhklh, what a good idea!

Kel-How is you oldest DD?  How is her recovery going?  Do you know when you'll be able to go home?

Rae-Sorry you don't get to nap (unless it's with one eye open), and glad to hear you have some heartburn relief.  Yikes!  That can really hurt.

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esp - She's been in day treatment for 10 weeks now (8 is average) and we thought we'd be switching to out patient sometime this week, but she had a very rough night last night, so we'll see.  She's been doing much better the past couple weeks, but her anti anxiety med was cut in half last week and I think it caught up with us last night:(  Sometimes it feels like we'll never get to go home, but I'm sure that it's much worse for her.  Thanks for asking.  xoxo

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Kel-you are doing such an amazing job! Please know that you are ever in my thoughts mama (and so is your DD!!) I hope all continues to go well!

Stegen-Yikes mama :( Ticks are no fun!! I am crossing my fingers and toes for you that there is no dreaded bullseye!!! xxxxxx

Harmony-Congrats mama, that is SO awesome!

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Hi Guys (Gals!),

 

I know I'm not the most active mama in terms of posting, but normally I read through all the threads religiously. I missed the entire weekly thread last week because it was just one of THOSE kinds of weeks; and I really missed hearing about what was going on with all of you! I'm going to read through it after this just so I can catch up! Is it just me or do we not have the most interesting group of mamas in this DDC? I truly find you all fascinating and usually inspiring love.gif

 

I'm oh-so-terrible with personals unfortunately. I think of many things to say as I'm reading through but they all seem to leave my brain the moment I hit "reply". Sorry for being so lame!

 

I did want to say something about the whole no leaky boobage thing - I've never leaked! I just stopped nursing my daughter a couple of months ago, when she was 22 months and I was about 5 mo along and really thought that I would leak before this baby since I had been nursing so recently but..nada! I remember wondering if my plumbing was up to par as well before I had her (esp. since I did have some trouble nursing my DS, but that was related to me being a total boob noob more than anything, I think). But she nursed like a champ and I never had even one tiny nursing challenge with her, and am now convinced I am a milk goddess extraordinaire, so don't worry!

 

OMG ladies...acupuncture! Holy heck! So, I posted a couple weeks ago about my terrible heartburn, which I now think is more of an acid reflux thing...it's totally different from any HB I've had before, but anyway - Last week I had it constantly no matter what I did or did not do. It was the absolute worst if I drank anything, especially water; so there were a couple of days I had NOTHING to drink. That can't be good, right? Anyway, I had my very first acupuncture appt. on Friday. Let me start by saying, I'm more of an herb girl when it comes to alternative medicine than anything else. I've never really been 100% sold on things like homeopathy or acupuncture just because well...I found it hard to jive the logic with my overly skeptical mind. I know some people swear by it and my insurance covers it so I thought, what the heck? I showed up to  my appt. with crazy acid reflux and left with nothing....and have had ZERO HB/acid problems since. Oh man, I'm so sold. lol. I go again this evening and am so excited. 

 

Otherwise, things have been stressful in my household and I'm having a really hard time finding my zen. I feel SO uneasy about putting my house together but I have no energy and no money to do what I want/need to do and I'm just feeling really demoralized about it. Oh man, I'm so sick of money problems! We haven't had this many financial issues in a long time and it's hard to see a light at the end of the tunnel. I still don't have my birth kit or ANY baby items other than some clothes that a friend gave me. I'm due 11/30 but there is a chance that my EDD is off and it could even be earlier so I really need to get things together by the end of Oct, and that's really pushing it.

 I'm also really feeling out of control about who comes to the birth. I don't even know what to advocate for, because I don't know what I want. Ack. Sorry to be such a downer, I'm trying to just rest assured it will all work out and just focus on priorities but it's hard to shut off the worry machine!

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I'm oh-so-terrible with personals unfortunately. I think of many things to say as I'm reading through but they all seem to leave my brain the moment I hit "reply". Sorry for being so lame!

 

 

EXACTLY!! Or by the time I am done reading the other replies I can see that someone else already said what I was thinking so I figure it doesn't need to be said again! winky.gif

 

 

Is anyone else feeling like baby is so low it is hard to close/cross your legs? I really don't remember feeling it this early but maybe my body just remembers how this works?

I have been carrying this baby all out front and this week I noticed I was feeling lots of pelvic pressure and that familiar feeling of feeling like my pelvis is separating. I looked in the mirror last night (naked) and could clearly see that my hips looked wider. I asked DH if he could see it and he said, now that I pointed it out, he could definitely see what I was talking about! I wonder if this LO has just snuggled in and made himself cozy in his head down position early? Or my pelvis just widening has giving him a good place to settle? My babies have always been engaged and ready to go early (at a 0 station weeks and weeks before birth) but I sure don't remember it happening at 28 weeks...maybe my memory is failing me. Maybe something I will have to Google at 5 a.m. if I can't sleep! orngbiggrin.gif

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tropicana- I hear you about the whole pelvis issue. I had that separation pain for weeks before finally going to the chiropractor last week.  I've seen him twice, and it's helped SO much!! My main issue is trying to roll over in bed. If I don't do it with my legs together, it hurts so bad!! 

Marilyn- my heartburn has been creeping back over the last few days. Makes me sad :( So, I'm back taking papaya again. I'm so interested in the acupuncture thought! I never thought about using it for heart burn. I'm going to have to check out where to get it in my area. 

Kel- ((hugs)) You are such a strong mama!! I hope your stay isn't too much longer, and that DD is getting what she needs. Also- I was looking at your blog yesterday and couldn't help look at your etsy dolls. They are so great. You inspired me to finally start making a doll for my girls. Tonight I'm working on her, trying to see how long it will take so I can plan for christmas making. 

Harmony- yay!! I bet you were holding your breath until now. DD2 is turning 3 next month, and on DD1's 3rd birthday, she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Though I know DD2 is not going to get it, I'm still waiting for her third birthday to come and go so I can quit holding my breath on that one. I know it's not the same, but am happy you are past that hurdle! 

Sego & Nhklh- oh how I love quinoa!! I really should be eating it everyday. It's just sooo good for us! I'm going to try one of your recipe's tomorrow. I can always use the extra protein! 

 

Who here is ready for fall!?! We are waiting until Saturday to get all of our decorations up and out and might even walk down to the little apple fest and listen to some live music a few blocks away. I feel like here in KS we've had about 6 months of summer and I'm so looking forward to these cooler months. 

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Who here is ready for fall!?! We are waiting until Saturday to get all of our decorations up and out and might even walk down to the little apple fest and listen to some live music a few blocks away. I feel like here in KS we've had about 6 months of summer and I'm so looking forward to these cooler months. 

Me, me, me!! nod.gif

Today was 62 and raining. I thought I was in heaven. After the girls left for school I stayed in my PJ's, put on a movie for DS and deep cleaned the kitchen while listening to the rain! Bliss!

Tomorrow will be 60's and sunny. I am definitely heading to the store first thing in the morning so I can make soup...the first pot of the season!

I miss my California weather but it is so fun having 4 seasons now that we are in the east.

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purposefuldoula, what day is she turning 3? DS is turning 3 next month, too, on the 10th. smile.gif
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purposefuldoula, what day is she turning 3? DS is turning 3 next month, too, on the 10th. smile.gif

Aww my DD2 is turning 4 on the 20th :)

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And my DS2 will be 11 on the 27th :) Lots of October babies - guess I know what we were all up to in the January cold & snow ;)

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Like several of you, I am SO into fall right now. I finally started knitting again, and we've been spending time outdoors (with sweaters!). My 10 yo DD is waiting to find out if she has a part in her school play, and we are all so excited for her.

 

DH and I are going to Lake Superior for an overnight without kids this weekend. This will be the first time in two years, and probably the last time for another two years, so we are beyond excited. Thinking there might be some gorgeous fall colors up there too.

 

I was thrilled to find out that our babe is vertex right now, and the VBAC is on. My doctor is very supportive, and I am getting soooo excited to have this baby. I have ordered "Homebirth in the Hospital" - anybody ever read it? I will have to have some monitoring, due to the VBAC and we don't know exactly how the bicornuate uterus c-section scar will affect VBAC, but we're making plans to make the hospital birth 'ours'. Uterine rupture does scare the pants off me, but I keep reminding myself that the risk is really really small.

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And my DS2 will be 11 on the 27th smile.gif Lots of October babies - guess I know what we were all up to in the January cold & snow wink1.gif
lol. Actually, it's funny... DH came home from work one day in mid-January to say he'd been laid off. We'd been TTC, but decided to stop for then until he had some stable work again. But alas, the next morning, I had my temp rise, and then a BFP 10 days later, lol.

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I was thrilled to find out that our babe is vertex right now, and the VBAC is on. My doctor is very supportive, and I am getting soooo excited to have this baby. I have ordered "Homebirth in the Hospital" - anybody ever read it? I will have to have some monitoring, due to the VBAC and we don't know exactly how the bicornuate uterus c-section scar will affect VBAC, but we're making plans to make the hospital birth 'ours'. Uterine rupture does scare the pants off me, but I keep reminding myself that the risk is really really small.
I saw that book in the library the other day and checked it out. I'm not very far into it but it looks good so far. I'm a VBAC mama this time, too, but my c-section was just halfway through my pregnancy, so my poor scar has to stretch for another few months. I have the option of staying at home even at the very last minute (just keeping in contact with my midwife) but am very likely going to go to the hospital this time. I have a super supportive OB and I toured the hospital on Monday. The tour guide said at one point that "this is what we have available, but it's up to your doctor how we use it." One thing I'm going to ask about specifically today is warming the baby in the nursery. Their "standard" thing is to have us in recovery for an hour or two after the birth, then dad accompanies baby to the nursery while baby gets his first bath (and weighed again, too, I think), then the baby is in the warming bed in the nursery to get his temperature back up. Uhh I want my baby back with me and _I'll_ warm him up, thank you very much. Especially as a post-loss mom, I absolutely don't want any more separation than the very minimum. I have an appointment today so I'm going to ask my OB if this (among other things) can be written into my orders as well--not just my birth plan, but my actual orders. I'm not afraid of a rupture, and if I had had a full-term c-section I'd be at home, no question, but this premature incision is adding another slightly uncommon feature to my VBAC, so I just feel more comfortable in the hospital this time. But I'll have the monitoring as well. It was kind of funny, when I asked about that, she said that they want to do the monitoring when I'm in active labor (and the monitoring doesn't bother me... I had it for up to 48 hours at a time with my last pregnancy, and I got used to it, lol), and I asked what determines "active labor," and she said when I'm dilated to 4-5 cm. I asked what would determine active labor if I don't want to be checked, and she said, "Well, if we don't check you, then we don't know that you're in active labor," and winked at me, lol.

My biggest "worry" right now is the timing of when I'll go into labor and if I'll be able to get a hold of DH (he works out in a rural area and has a spotty cell phone signal) and if he'll be able to come home in time for us to go. Both of my other labors, I've started laboring in the morning and then delivered in the middle of the night, but maybe this one will be different and I'll labor at night and deliver in the middle of the day, lol. Or maybe it'll happen on the weekend, lol. It's all a big surprise, part of the fun.
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Kel-thank you for sharing your daughter's progress, I know it is a deeply personal subject.  Sending all of my love and anxiety free thoughts to you and DD.

Totally into fall here as well, I'm so excited to plan our Thanksgiving menu.  It's actually been in the 80's and sunny here, but today is nice and foggy.  We're having a yard sale this weekend, so I hope the rain holds off for a few more days. The yard sale is necessary because all of the consignment stores in Seattle are so packed with baby items that they really aren't taking any more :( 

Has anyone else had major pregnancy brain?  I left my keys on top of the car (parked in the driveway) all night the other night.  Pretty happy that we still have a car.  It's really bad while cooking, I keep forgetting to add major ingredients.  

Sunseeker-Yay for VBACs!  I have not read that book, but I'm going to look it up.  Sounds right up my alley thumb.gif

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Has anyone else had major pregnancy brain? .... It's really bad while cooking, I keep forgetting to add major ingredients.  
YES! It has been completely awful this pregnancy, LOL. Like there's this salad that I've made twice this month. It has tortellini and zucchini in it. Well, I made some the other day, and DH was eating his portion, and he came across a "thing" in his bowl. I couldn't tell what it was until I was rinsing it out, then I realized what I'd done. I'd pressed my garlic clove, then put the peel straight into the big bowl of salad, lol. Oops. The other time this month I made it, I managed to put the zucchini stems into the salad.
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And my DS2 will be 11 on the 27th :) Lots of October babies - guess I know what we were all up to in the January cold & snow ;)

HA! She turns 3 on the 28th. 

 

 

Harmony- I'm in the same boat as you, husband wise, for both my birth and the birth I'm on call for right now!  I just have no idea if he'll be able to leave work/school when I need him. It doesn't help that he's misplaced his phone twice in the last week and I had no way to get a hold of him for 5+ hours each time. 

 

Speaking of vbacs - do any of you ladies have netflix? More of the Business of Being Born was just added to the instant videos and there are over 4 hours of birthy stuff to watch! 

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Happy Wednesday mamas! Wednesday is my favorite day of the week, although it is always really busy, too. I do my workout at the Y, and then go to our co-op to pick up fruits and veggies. Based on what we get, I plan my menu for the week and then we finish up shopping at the grocery store. After we get home it is lunch and naps for the kids, and while they nap I (try) to check email/Facebook/mothering. The afternoon is generally housework and playing with the kids. Glad that today I have a few moments to catch up with all of you lovely mamas.

 

I am another that must admit how bad I am at responding to the personal posts! I feel so intimidated to say something original to each of you, and I worry about leaving someone out, that a lot of the time, even though I read them all, when I start to reply I end up skipping the responses.

I did want to send out some big hugs to travelmumma, christy, kel and harmony. All of you seem to be in the midst of tough stuff right now, and to be dealing with all of the extra emotions on top of the usual pregnancy symptoms must be difficult.

 

Yikes! Kids just woke up so I am done for now!

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Happy Thursday from here lol!

Things here are a bit nutso at the moment so I just wanted to stop in and let you all know that I may not be on here too much for the next few days.. I got some bad news 2 days ago and really struggling emotionally. Luckily the bad news doesn't affect baby, just me..

Love to you all xxxxxxx
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Happy Thursday from here lol!
Things here are a bit nutso at the moment so I just wanted to stop in and let you all know that I may not be on here too much for the next few days.. I got some bad news 2 days ago and really struggling emotionally. Luckily the bad news doesn't affect baby, just me..
Love to you all xxxxxxx

I will be thinking of you Sandy and hope all is well!! Sending lots of positive vibes your way! goodvibes.gif

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