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Hi, all. I'm woefully behind on reading and everything, but yay, I got to move my ticker over another week this morning. joy.gif
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stegan - glad you found the source of your weirdness! Blood sugar is definitely looking like the culprit in my case. Levels are all over the place, and not following a normal curve or pattern. Will be very careful about what I eat for the next 6 weeks!

 

DS3 & I just got the baby wipes made, yay! He says he will help change diapers, too, if I need him to. Such a sweetheart.

 

Did you notice there is a JULY DDC up???? Oh my... that seems like forever from now... and made me remember popping in here 6-7 months ago for the first time. So crazy!

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Hey mamas!  I'm sorry I haven't been able to lend more support this week, especially with so many health concerns.  I'm thinking about you all, and sending healing energy your way.  TM-I've been thinking about your shower too, and how this blessing will overcome any of that negativity with love and peace.

I am down with a HORRIBLE cold and swamped with work.  Thinking of you all...

post #44 of 57

Oog.  I caught a stomach bug.  Really unfortunately, DD did too - two states away in our old house.  DH took the kids there because he needs to renew his drivers' license there, not get a new one here (long story) and now he's stuck in our old house with a sick 3 year old and the boys, who may come down with it at any moment.  Other than it sucking to be here alone and have to take care of myself (and the dog!  Fortunately my mom came over and walked him this morning and can do it this evening too if I need her to) I'm not feeling that bad - just tired and unable to eat without puking.  I feel horrible about not being able to help DD or DH, though.  Oh well, it'll all work out SOMEHOW I know, I'm just so tired of stuff like this happening.

post #45 of 57
Thread Starter 

Stegen and Sego-I hope all settles down with your blood sugar levels, it is not fun to have an extra layer of stress and worry to deal with regarding health stuff :(

 

Esp-So sorry to hear that you are under the weather and busy at work, know that you are in my thoughts!

 

Mamabeakley-I hope you, your DD, and your whole sweet family feel better super quickly mama! Sending tons of hugs and mental chicken noodle soup your way :)

 

Hope all is well mamas!

post #46 of 57

Sego - so sorry to hear about your scares. I had a similar experiance with the racing heart last night, but it settled. Today my bp feels a little off, so I'm going to go check it again. No fun. How exciting to do a belly cast! I hope your dp lightens up and realizes how important it is to you to get it done. Sometimes I think guys just have no clue...

 

TM - Can't wait to see pictures! The room sounds amazing.

 

PhatChristy - How old is your DD? My DD has been giving some attitude and is starting to show signs of teenage hormones and has been saying some off the wall things... including how lucky she is too be so skinny. WHAT!?!? I have no idea where she gets it from? I feel she is incredibly too young for this, but what do I know?

 

OK... I was going to try and respond to everyone, but I can barely focus because I am so stinking tired. I actually slept for 10 hours last night too!!! I'm feeling incredibly off today though, and I'm either fighting something or getting laborish. Last night I got a "rush" and my heart started racing. Not sure if that made me feel anxious or if it was anxiety. Changing hormones can make me feel anxious at times too though. This morning I woke up feeling nauseated, shaky, dizzy, and lightheaded. Eating helped a little, but I still feel nauseated and shaky. My sister suggested that maybe we are getting closer to baby time, especially since prodromal labor comes and goes ALREADY. Perhaps she is right. Baby dropped over a week ago, and has dropped even lower. So this morning when I was getting ready my curiousty got the best of me and I decided to check myself. Baby's head is soooo low! Any lower and the head will be crowning. This has been typical in my last 2 births, where the baby drops this low right before labor starts. I didn't even try to check anything else, because I was so shocked at how low Baby's head already was. On the other hand, I know this could mean nothing and this could be my wild card birth where I end up laboring for 24+ hours at 42 weeks! Baby just needs to stay inutero for a bit longer. We may be approaching 37 weeks in a few days, but that's still to early for us!

post #47 of 57
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Originally Posted by segolilymama View Post

Did you notice there is a JULY DDC up???? Oh my... that seems like forever from now... and made me remember popping in here 6-7 months ago for the first time. So crazy!

 

It freaks me out every time there is a new DDC added! Time is flying.

post #48 of 57

Wow so many health issues!

 

Stegan & Sego - glad you have something to focus on and hopefully you can start feeling a bit better soon. Stegan - it can definitely take a few weeks to bring the iron levels up. I think it takes like 2-3 weeks for your body to grow new red blood cells!

 

MamaB (and your family!) & Esp - I hope you all start feeling better soon!

 

I saw the July DDC! I was stalking it a bit and reminiscing about when I had just gotten my BFP! Although, I'm glad to be here now. I'm 37 weeks now! It definitely feels great to feel like this baby can come whenever he/she wants! We have the house more or less ready and the baby should be ok for breathing, etc by now (we're sure of dates). I've actually rounded the corner, I think I can actually imagine going all the way now. Where last week, I felt like I couldn't imagine going another week. So we'll see what this baby has in store for a birthday!

 

I was actually stalking the November DDC too - their baby storm has slowed down. I think it's been over a week since the last baby!

 

After today - I'm down to 3 working days before my maternity leave starts - Nov 15 is my last day, but I only work Tues-Thurs so 3 days! I'm so looking forward to that!

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Harmony- happy week!! smile.gif I'm right behind you and I clicked over this morning to 34 weeks!
Sego- I LOVE the belly casting pictures!!!! We got the plaster yesterday and its a few meters long, but DH thinks it won't cover my belly lol! And you just reminded me that I have to get onto making my wipes! And shhhh about the July DDC lol your freaking me out!!!!!
Esp and MamaBeakley- I'm sorry you both aren't well. I really feel for you. I wish I could transport over and make you soup and tuck you up all cosy xxx
DarkBlue- what's up with you? smile.gif we haven't heard any news from your end for a while smile.gif
Madis- wow 37 weeks! When WOULD you like bub to come then?
Lulu- what have you got planned for your first day off?? smile.gif that's going to be so nice to stop working!!!

AFM- not much new here. Big day yesterday. I modeled for an art class and the baby grooved while I tried to stay still LOL! Then DH and I went baby and Christmas shopping! Then I did some essay writing and went to the chiro.. For a preggy lady that doesn't like leaving the house it was a big day.
Is anyone else getting that way?? I just do not want to leave the house! Not for anything. Not even for fun things! I'm freakishly nesty I suppose.
Not much else. Horrible dreams about my family last night so definately staying away from them smile.gif
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TM- I am right there with you with the homebound/nesting feeling. I have been going to my midwife's house weekly-ish (depending on her teaching/birthing schedule) for over a year for a tea and scones/playgroup thing, and I haven't been in almost a month because I just don't want to leave my "home base." I want to stay home and enjoy these days with my DD and clean and move furniture and clean some more. I never got like this with my first pregnancy so it has been a huge surprise. 

post #51 of 57
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Originally Posted by madis81 View Post

PhatChristy - How old is your DD? My DD has been giving some attitude and is starting to show signs of teenage hormones and has been saying some off the wall things... including how lucky she is too be so skinny. WHAT!?!? I have no idea where she gets it from? I feel she is incredibly too young for this, but what do I know?

 

Can't get my text to separate from the quotes somehow.  Well, she's going to be 11 in about a month.  From what I hear this isn't an unusual age for things to start getting 'hormonal' these days.  Most of the time there aren't any issues, but every so often she has a weird attitude.  Her feelings about the baby have been less obvious than the other kids (who were pretty darn happy).  She kinds of comes off as not sure how to react to it.  Maybe that's an age thing, I don't know.  Although she's pretty good with the 3 year old and can be rather cuddly/snuggly with him.

 

 

Originally Posted by lulubikes View Post
 

I was actually stalking the November DDC too - their baby storm has slowed down. I think it's been over a week since the last baby!

 

I heard something on TV today, there was a midwife talking about storms, tropical storms in particular and she said that low pressure systems can cause a woman's water to break.  Don't know if there is a correlation between that or what, but I often hear them say the same thing with full moons!

 

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Originally Posted by segolilymama View Post

stegan - glad you found the source of your weirdness! Blood sugar is definitely looking like the culprit in my case. Levels are all over the place, and not following a normal curve or pattern. Will be very careful about what I eat for the next 6 weeks!

 

DS3 & I just got the baby wipes made, yay! He says he will help change diapers, too, if I need him to. Such a sweetheart.

 

Did you notice there is a JULY DDC up???? Oh my... that seems like forever from now... and made me remember popping in here 6-7 months ago for the first time. So crazy!

 

OK, well now that you're sure about the blood sugar being wacky....then I'll state another rather interesting thing.  Remember your fluid levels being high?  That's actually something that can be linked to higher blood sugars...back when I was googling high fluid a lot of the websites said when it was a finding they would check blood sugars for possible GD.  I'm guessing in your state they're fine with you just self monitoring and altering your diet...I just hope it's going to come back to a more normal number.  I seem to remember cinnamon being good for blood sugars as well, another thing to check likely online.  

 

 

I too noticed the July group earlier this week...another sign that time is flying.  Really, just a few more blinks and we'll all be holding our babies!  That's how it is, seems like it's taking forever then the next thing you know they're here!  I'm hoping for a girl a little more now heh as DH is joking about naming the baby if it's a boy after him.  Yeah, the third son?  I'm not a big fan personally of that 'tradition'.  Girl name is already set...and I really feel like I've been waiting for 'her' to show up.  So if she doesn't, does that mean I am going to be doing this again LOL?

 

 

Sinuses are acting up...grrr....congestion again?  Have the inlaws coming over this upcoming weekend, thinking I might get out of the house and do a little real baby shopping!  

post #52 of 57

Done throwing up (I think).  Now just very tired, and VERY bored.  DD apparently is better - I'm just crossing my fingers and praying that DH gets to the MVA before anybody else gets sick. 

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Today I am 36 weeks and it is my last day of work before my maternity leave starts.  joy.gif

post #54 of 57

Oh mamaB - I'm glad you are done throwing up. That's just awful!

 

I only have a couple of minutes, but I wanted to update quickly: My issues have definitely been blood sugar related. I've had 2 readings that have been over 200 now, which in normal situations is how the AMA diagnosis diabetes. Scary, and comforting knowing that this is the issue. And yes Christy, I had read that about fluid as well. I will definitely be watching diet very carefully for the next 5-6 weeks. And making pumpkin pie with very little sugar for Thanksgiving. ;)

post #55 of 57

attempting persies before bed...

 

sego--yikes. I'm glad you're monitoring and managing your blood sugars, and I hope they come under some control soon. There's supposed to be a form of fiber called glucomannan that helps the body regulate insulin levels, too, if you want to look that up. My ND told me about it maybe 3 years ago, and since then, I've seen more and more supplements of it popping up at whole foods and the like. (actually, I could probably use some myself.)

 

kaliki kila--YAY for being on maternity leave!! Do you have plans to keep yourself busy/preoccupied before baby arrives?

 

mamabeakley--SO SORRY you were so horribly ill--glad the puking is over, and I hope you regain some strength soon! And that your dh got his license renewed with no more hassle or illness on his end. Oh, and your coat looks soooo cute! I just have an old plus-sized one my mom gave me when I was pg in winter with DS2, and plan on using that to wear over myself and babe while we're out if it's too cold. Though I could go for another really mild winter like we had last year here in Missouri, but I doubt I'll be that lucky. 

 

christy--real baby shopping sounds fun! enjoy your weekend. I don't take my calcium-containing antacids anywhere near the time I take my vitamins and other supplements normally, but thanks for the reminder to be mindful and keep it that way! btw, your dance exercise routine sounds like a lot of fun! (sorry your daughter is entering hormonal hell and bringing you along for the ride)

 

themothership (& travelmumma)--It's funny that you want to stay home. I am sort of split--it takes an Herculean effort to get OUT of the house, but I don't want to be IN my house, either. Probably has something to do with the overwhelming mess and list of crap to get done, though. ;) 

 

travelmumma--First, have a fabulous mother's blessing this weekend--you deserve it. I hope the weather holds out! And wrt the election...My undergraduate degree is in political science (emphasis areas of American Electoral Politics and Public Policy), and I used to work for my state Democratic party and then worked on elections/campaigns for about a year (including the 2000 election, working with the Gore campaign). So anyone who knows me knows my affiliation and passion. It's a huge part of who I am. And yet there were words of such bitterness directed at me from people who've known me for decades or even my whole life once the results came in. I've been on the other side of the results (see Gore campaign reference above, lol) and other than mocking the guy who won, never felt the need to spew real negativity.  It honestly worries me that so many people seem to be coming from a place of fear and anger right now. I do think there is a sea change starting to take place, and much of that fear is related to it, whether people are conscious of it or not. And I'll shut up now because I've literally written paper upon paper on the subject, and doubt anyone wants to read even this long winded reply here! :P

 

lulubikes--3 more days of work? YAY! About the iron/rebuilding RBC's--I'm supposed to see a point increase each week I'm on the Floradix. I'm just going to take the bottle according to directions and when it's gone, I'm calling it good. The photoshoot sounds intriguing, and the photos on the site are gorgeous; I can't wait to see yours! :)

 

madis--I've gotten a couple of those "rush" kind of feelings...and YES, it's so hard to know if they're caused by anxiety or if they're doing the causing! I've had more than my share of panic/anxiety attacks in the past, though, and it feels totally different, so my guess is that they are causing that "what the hell is going on?! this isn't supposed to be happening yet!" feeling of anxiety. ;) 

 

darkblue--thanks for the positive thoughts. How goes it with you?

 

esp--thanks, too, for the healing energy. I'll return it your way now--GO AWAY cold ickies! 

 

Kate--have you figured anything else out with the diaper/washer/neighbor situation? I hope your mean neighbor takes a flying leap... :/

 

kel--did you get that lump in your thigh checked out?? I have a fatty deposit in/around my left collarbone, and it's never caused any sort of pain or numbness (but did totally freak me out when I discovered it during a breast self-exam!). I hope it's nothing, and that maybe just some massage or something can help the discomfort.

 

chica--glad you navigated the WIC labyrinth. I always wonder what the heck I'd be able to eat if I were on it since I'm gluten (and egg yolk and supposed to be dairy) free...YES, the US nutritional guidelines are just pathetic. 

 

purposeful--so glad you and your mom got to talk out the issues at hand and that you'll get some space from one another in the coming weeks before baby's arrival.

 

Hello to everyone else, too! 

 

AFM, I got diaper accessories yesterday--we needed a new pail liner, an additional wetbag, and a bag to keep clean, wet wipes in. Also got a sample of woolybottoms lanolin that should last quite a while if I don't mess up the process. I ordered my boys' Solstice eve gifts (Pajamas, as always) as well as a nursing/postpartum outfit that is comfy yet cute enough to leave the house in, lol. I have arrangements to buy a used Moby tomorrow from someone in a local parenting group. I'm also meeting my friend/babywearing guru tomorrow to identify and price a carrier I want to sell (so I can afford a used Ergo) and buying a set of swaddling cloths. I ordered a backpack I think will make a great diaper bag-slash-homeschool book tote, and found a high-end diaper bag someone gifted me with DS2 that I barely used and can sell for a pretty penny (I hope!) and get some nice nursing bras later. So I may not have gotten much knocked off my list of birth preparedness, but I am doing something, damnit! We may go look at a new-to-us car (2012 Prius Wagon) tomorrow, too. I had the car seats okayed by a car seat tech in our current car, but a couple more inches of hip room would make a big difference in the boys' comfort...plus our bank would allow us to roll some additional debt into the car loan (yet payments would be the same or lower than they are now because of lower interest rates on current model year cars!). Personally, doing that kind of math makes my head spin, but DH is an engineer and actually enjoys it for some masochistic reason! (don't get me wrong; I like math. I just hate money math!)

 

Oh, the anemia thing--Thanks everyone for their thoughts. I'm on Floradix, so it should be fine. I was borderline, anyway, but after reading about physiologic anemia--due to the increased volume of plasma and totally normal this late in pregnancy--I'm even closer to normal to begin with. But a couple points higher and I'm sure I'll feel more human. My mw called it hemodilution, but said if I'm getting dizzy spells, my body wants more iron, which makes perfect sense. The condition is actually a GOOD thing for pregnancy--it increases placental blood flow and even protects the woman from bleeding out too much of the good stuff after birth. Very cool when I looked it up. But I still want more energy in the meantime. ;) 

post #56 of 57

Just wanted to quickly pop on and say that I had made thread to show off my mother blessing from this afternoon :) My friend took photos for me so i thought id share :)

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Thread Starter 

I know some mamas really like a linky :) The new thread is up :)

 

http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1367888/11-11-weekly-chat-thread

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