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post #21 of 49

I remember being freaked out and yet cool about my first pregnancy, all at the same time. Like, "I got this thing COVERED," yet "OMG BABY." When she came, she was so tiny that I was even more freaked out. I didn't know they started out so itty bitty! I mean, even a 7 lb baby is so frighteningly small and fragile.

 

Even with this being my second time, I'm freaking out. Of course, I'm freaking out because I know, for the most part, what to expect at this point: the exhaustion, the helplessness, the crying, the feedings, the diapering. But I also remember the good stuff, and I think about how much more complete we will be as a family with this latest addition, and I chill, because I know it will all be worth it. :)

post #22 of 49

Buko - Yes, be happy!! there are always those that are going to try to pop your bubble no matter how practical you are, especially when it comes to things they don't understand like cloth diapering or breast feeding on demand.

 

I was a younger Mom when I had my first and I certainly think that played a big part in the lala land I created for myself! I had a plan for everything and ideals of how I wanted things to go, but I was not at a point in my life that I was selfless enough or flexible enough to take all the punched that came my way with new motherhood. Not that age has everything to do with it, there are certainly younger Mom's who do great for sure. I also would not change anything despite the struggles, my journey was perfect for me. And it is still a journey, every baby is a whole new person!

post #23 of 49
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Originally Posted by cabbitdancer View Post

I remember being freaked out and yet cool about my first pregnancy, all at the same time. Like, "I got this thing COVERED," yet "OMG BABY." When she came, she was so tiny that I was even more freaked out. I didn't know they started out so itty bitty! I mean, even a 7 lb baby is so frighteningly small and fragile.

 

Even with this being my second time, I'm freaking out. Of course, I'm freaking out because I know, for the most part, what to expect at this point: the exhaustion, the helplessness, the crying, the feedings, the diapering. But I also remember the good stuff, and I think about how much more complete we will be as a family with this latest addition, and I chill, because I know it will all be worth it. :)


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post #24 of 49

I'm joining you all on Sunday. My brother and his wife are due with their first and he keeps calling to ask if my 2 older kids can come out for a visit once school gets out in June. I have bit my tongue more times than I can count on telling him he will not want that or at least his wife will not want that. 

 

I'm so moody. It takes NOTHING to start me crying and I'm always yelling at my husband. I want myself back, but I don't see that happening until baby is walking. I hope the hormones are little easier on me for the 3rd trimester. 

post #25 of 49

27 weeks today - though I don't feel in the home stretch until I hit 30 weeks. Might have something to do with going 2 weeks over the past 2 pregnancies :hehe:

 

I am starting to prep, have some newborn/0-3 stuff left from DS that *might* work for this squish. Hard to say, March weather here is fickle, and DS1 was a late November baby.  I am slowly working on my newborn cloth stash, as opportunity and money allow. I'm just picky. I was going to prefolds and covers, but geez. people want as much for a cover as I can get a newborn AIO for. and AIO are easier for everyone. (I know you can use covers more than once, but we don't tend to, esp with explosive newborn poo.)

 

and I scored a lovely rock n play used. I loved ours with DD, but it was girly and I sold it. I love having it. There's honestly not much we need, I always feel like we could use more clothes. Always.

 

The uncomfortable sleeping has started. the endless peeing has returned, and the hip pain - OMG - I need to book the chiro, stat. otherwise, this pregnancy has been so easy, I love feeling this crazy baby's antics, but I am not ready to meet him yet - I need the next 3ish months as much as he does to get ready!

post #26 of 49
28 weeks today, I can't believe we're entering the home straight!
Emotionally I am much more stable due to concerted effort although it still doesn't take much to overwhelm me. Physically I feel like I'm falling to pieces.....and that the baby is falling out of me. Whether its simply heavy pressure from baby's position or due to a horribly weak pelvic floor, I don't know. But I do know it's making me uncomfortable, incontinent and worried about premature labour. Diastasis recti makes it impossible to compensate with strong abdominals so what the hey is keeping baby supported? I'm worriedly researching maternity belts and supports and pilates poses. With almost 3 months to go, something's gotta give greensad.gif

Body and soul are taking a beating this pregnancy, I'm not sure how much better I coulda pulled myself together (literally) after my first but surprised I didn't bounce back easier. As I'm no spring chicken at 39, I guess its to be expected but I've always been hale, hearty and fit. Funny how kids make you feel both younger (mind) and older(body).

All these distractions are keeping the focus from the main event! I partly forget there will be a wonderful new person at the end of this when everything else will seem trivial. Cuddling babys bum and head through my bump earlier I imagined him outside in my arms instead. It is overwhelming to remember how much care a newborn needs but I'm hoping I'll kick into automatic mother mode at the birth. And I hope that impetus over-rides tired Mummy on automatic!
I'm off to peruse the book thread for guidance and inspiration smile.gif
post #27 of 49

I got a great deal on some newborn diapers - 2 dozen prefolds, 6 covers, 3 prefitted, and an AIO for $60, including shipping - so I feel pretty prepared now - with at least 2 in diapers, I'll be doing diapers every 2 days, I'm sure.

 

Scheduled DS and me for a big brother class at the hospital the first week of February. I'm excited that he's old enough. After the first of the year I want to work on creating some visual aids to explain to him how big the baby is this week, and how much bigger the baby has to get before he's born  sort of a countdown. At that point, it'll be about 10 weeks, which I think is a reasonable countdown for a 3 year old. At some point, I need to wash and put away what clothes I have for the squish (the handmedowns from DS) And tabulate what we have and what I think we need to fill in the gaps.

 

I need to pay my doula. LOL she's a good friend, thankfully, so there is no rush. I have Maternity pictures being done on January 19th - I'll be 33? weeksish. I am so excited! she's a wonderful photographer and also a good friend - I'm happy to be getting "real" pictures this time. DH did the ones with DS and DD.

 

This is the one he did with #2

 

 Which is a vast improvement over the ones from #1

 

I want these to be the best - since it's the last baby.

post #28 of 49

Finally here...and compared to my last pregnancy, I feel pretty good. I'm not swelling, I've slowed down my gain, and I'm walking every day (which I rarely did last time). Moving about is not that difficult and I'm not particularly sore or achy, save for one small spot on my back that is weak and acts up since my last pregnancy. I am optimistic that the third trimester will be a good one. At least, I can hope. 

post #29 of 49

I am feeling good, too.  Especially compared to my last pregnancy!  By this time last time, I could barely walk by the end of the day(I worked then as a waitress at Carrabba's Italian Grill, so that was probably mostly to blame).  But, as long as I am mindful of how my body is responding to activity and respond accordingly, I find I am able to keep the aches and pains under control.  I have no hip pain yet (I figured I'd be needing chiropractor work 1-2 times/week by now)!!! :)  So, this is exciting!  

 

The only thing really giving me issues is the tissue above my pubic bone.  I am having no pubic bone pain (unless I go overboard with activity) but the skin/muscle (?) resting on my pubic bone feel swollen and it is pretty uncomfortable.  No underwear helps a little, but I feel weird doing that in public since I wear mostly skirts now (homemade with a yoga waistband... oh, so comfy!)  and this one pair of jeans that... need help staying put... lol.  

 

I have also noticed that I feel a bit more pressure on my cervix when I have BH contractions, so that tells me that baby is getting bigger.  Yeay! for growing babies! :D  As some of you already know, I am really looking forward to labor, so I am finding the waiting for labor harder than the waiting for finding out the gender of this baby...  (Surprising to me, as I thought not knowing would be driving me batty by now!!!)

 

And finally, I was all for sure that I could hold off the tiredness of the third trimester until mid January.  I had all these big crafting and traveling plans that would be easier with no tiredness.  Unfortunately...  shhhh.... it might hear me... the exhaustion is creeping in.   bag.gif So much for my "planning!!!"

post #30 of 49
I'm. 24 weeks today so I have about 2 more weeks to go then I will be there too!
post #31 of 49

27 weeks over the weekend and glad to be here. 

 

I was so sad to hear about the shootings in Connecticut on Friday. Those poor children, their families, their teachers... It's just terrible.

 

On another note, DH and I just (bravely? foolhardedly?) booked a weekend trip to NYC for a wedding when I'll be 34 weeks along, so I'm trying to focus on that and use it to keep me motivated to keep active and stay healthy. Last time my blood pressure started creeping up around then, so we'll see. DD will stay with a grandma, this is our first overnight trip together without her.

post #32 of 49

Unofficially 27 weeks today!!! (Officially on Wednesday.)

 

And officially in the omg-there's-a-bag-of-rabbits-in-my-abdomen stage.  I have to admit, while it's very reassuring to feel that movement nearly all the time, it's not my favourite sensation in the world. 

post #33 of 49
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Originally Posted by spughy View Post

Unofficially 27 weeks today!!! (Officially on Wednesday.)

 

And officially in the omg-there's-a-bag-of-rabbits-in-my-abdomen stage.  I have to admit, while it's very reassuring to feel that movement nearly all the time, it's not my favourite sensation in the world. 

Spughy-- are you also "officially" due on March 20?  

 

I'm also "unofficially" 27 weeks today (by ultrasound measurement) and 27 weeks on Wednesday (by dates).  We're gestational-age twins.  :)  

post #34 of 49

Yep, my official due date is March 20.  Which means there is NO chance that the baby will actually be born that day! LOL.  Chapsie do you usually go early or late?  DD was almost bang-on average for a first-time baby (40w + 6d) so I'm hoping that this one will be sort of on time.  A little early would be ok of course!

post #35 of 49
I usually go late. My DS was 40+4 when he was induced/c-sectioned so I don't know how long he would have lingered... He seemed quite comfy in there though!

DD was 41+1.

I keep imagining a march 27 baby... And tell everyone I'm due at the end of march so they don't get anxious waiting. wink1.gif
post #36 of 49

Officially joined the club on Friday. Everything is starting to feel very real, and I'm feeling extremely unprepared!

DS was born at 40w 3d, so I was really planning on going over. Now I have NO idea when I should even be ready this time around.

post #37 of 49

Withlittlelungs, from my understanding twins tend to come early so I would be ready around 36ish weeks.  BUT, I'm a HUGE overplanner/preparer.  :) 

 

I hit 27 weeks this past Friday and am feeling it.  My hips are killing me.  I think if I get any money for a present I'm going to have buy a pregnancy pillow or something.  I'm also feeling super unprepared.  We still have to buy two new cars, pack, move, unpack, find a new rhythm in the new place, and most importantly FIND THE PLACE.  We have basically nothing for baby - just the coming home outfit.  I'm trying REALLY hard not to panic.  It should all be sorted by the end of January and then I'll have all of February and part of March to enjoy and relax.

post #38 of 49

I just have to add this bit-- mentioned it over in the Feb group, where I also spend some time (since I'm due March 1).

 

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As far as sleep and discomfort, I was getting cranky from some hip and pubic symphysis pain, along with the relaxin and side-sleeping aggravating a running injury (hamstring tendon) from last year.  I finally realized my best bet was to get a sleep wedge and lie on my back, just quite a bit elevated so I won't compress anything (until the baby is significantly bigger, anyway).  I splurged during a Black Friday sale and bought, well...  A Liberator ramp.  Sheepish.gif  Okay, the ramp/wedge combo-- I had always wanted one.  (I won't link it, as it primarily has "adult" uses, but you're welcome to Google at your own risk.)

 

TBH, DH and I haven't gotten the hang of it for the "intended" purpose, though we'll give that another go soon.  I get the feeling that it was designed with a man over 5'8" in mind-- or a man significantly taller than his female partner-- DH is only 2.25" taller than I am.  But I'm sure we'll figure it out.

 

Anyway!  lol.gif

 

It has actually been brilliant for sleeping, in any event.  It takes me a little longer to fall asleep on it (I think because I'm used to being able to toss and turn a bit, and I can't now)-- and DH calls me "corpse on slab," LOL-- but I have almost NO pubic or hip or injury pain in the morning.  It's pretty awesome for now.

 

I'm sure there are cheaper alternatives, but what I like about the ramp is that it's so big, it's firm, it really supports you and it lifts you up quite a bit (no numbness like I often get if I roll onto on my back without pillow support).

post #39 of 49

Joining you on Thursday!  Can`t wait!
I am also having pretty intense hip and sciatic nerve pain....I will have to look into this "ramp", but I`m in my classroom right now (students are writing a test) so I seriously doubt that it`s a good ides.  I am very intrigued, though!!!

post #40 of 49

I just realized that my birthday will also be the first day of my third trimester (tomorrow.) :)

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