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post #21 of 134

After thinking I have at least a few weeks left, intense ctx kept me up for part of the night. And I've been having BH all day. Sunday is a full moon and is the day I'll be 37 weeks.. Hmmm..!

 

Kelly, ditto HoP.

 

Cierra, I'm sorry to hear that, I hope the rest of your pregnancy is uneventful!

post #22 of 134
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Buko, thanks for telling me that! I did some major googling and I feel a lot more confident knowing that I won't be stuck with the bill if we do leave AMA. Which I doubt we will choose to, but still good to know.

 

Kelly and Cierra, that just stinks, I'm sorry.

 

Josie, exciting! Keep us updated.

 

Today I got my first lightening crotch. And it was every bit as fun as you ladies have described. OH my goodness. I tried hard to keep the horror off of my face as I was in a group setting, but I'm not sure I succeeded. OUCH.

post #23 of 134

Ahhh the end of pregnancy is fun, isn't it!  So many weird sensations in our bodies.... 

 

Hopefully everything will turn out ok for everyone.

 

I had a couple of hours of super mild contractions last night, they were not painful, but it actually woke me up a few times.  Today I had my MW appt. and am measuring 37 weeks (I am 37+6) and have not gained any weight.  They are thinking this little man is going to be less than 9 lbs at birth (girls were 10lbs,5 oz and 9 lbs 12 oz) so that would be super surprising.  I have not been great about working out this pregnancy, my pelvis has been super sore for at least 4 weeks now.  Maybe that has an effect?  I have also gained the least in this pregnancy.  at this point, about 17 lbs, gained 22 with DD2 and 45lbs + with DD1.

 

I want the little man to gain some more before he is born, but I am feeling so ready with my pelvis.  It is so darn sore, I want to cry most nights.

 

MW ok'd me for DTD and to take baths, so that is good.  Lets get some stuff going!

post #24 of 134

I'm probably having a smaller baby this time around too, which is weird. DS2 wasn't that big, but 8lbs 1oz at 38 wks 0 days isn't too too small. If he was 40 wks I think he would've been at least 9 lbs. But anyway, I'm a little nervous to have a small guy! I've gained the same as I did the last time, so who knows what's going on. As much as I'm ready to go now I'd like him to gain a little more weight before he comes out.

post #25 of 134

Kellybeth-- My left ear always gets that "plugged" feeling during pregnancy.. something to do with hormones. in fact, that was one of my earliest pregnancy symptoms!

 

I am thinking this baby may be smaller than my first 2 as well. He feels/looks smaller to me, but it is hard to say. First two were 9 lbs, I feel like this one may be closer to 8-8.5

post #26 of 134

Kellybeth - I use half vinegar half rubbing alcohol to clear water from ears  - works like a charm, the alcohol dries things out and the vinegar kills bacteria .. if it still feels weird after that i'd try a little bit of lavender EO diluted in olive oil on a q-tip.. 
 

my midwife appt today was not so great.. my BP was higher 140s/80s  .. i had trace ketones and trace protein in my pee too.. no swelling/head aches etc. though  .. now i'm super stressed out.. and i've taken my BP since i got home and its been the same every time.. i occasionally get higher readings like that but not consistently, which kind of worries me.. on a positive note my baby was LOT and not OP for once!!  so yay.. i'm just now 37+1 .. but i'm feeling some pressure to get this baby out if my BP is going to start acting up .. it sucks cause my BP has been lower this pregnancy than any of the others..  with my 1st 2 it got higher like this at the end but never really turned into anything (and it didn't really happen the 3rd time).. i just thought this one would be different cause the rest has been so much better up until now..

 

so i'm sitting here drinking my RRLT, contemplating DTD again tonight (i'm sure DH would be up for that ;) ) and trying to relax..  at least my pelvis feels better.. ugh. can't just have a good week with no issues.


Edited by etsdtm99 - 1/22/13 at 7:19pm
post #27 of 134
Thanks for the good thoughts everyone! Got a bit of good news in that she seems to be head down again. Not sure if the sideways thing was a fluke or if she really is moving around that much still. I didn't get any other test results back yet so still waiting on GBS and bladder infection stuff.

I also had a slight +1 protein result like someone else mentioned. Midwife said that is pretty normal for this stage - my BP is fine though.
post #28 of 134

I just had my midwife stop by to check on me after I let her know I was getting much stronger contractions these past 5 days. My usual BH pattern that I almost don't notice at all anymore has morphed into these painful ones that are jolting me awake at night and knocking the wind out of me during the day. Anyway, not sure what these new ones are doing but the cervix is still closed and all seems good to keep the bun in the over a few more weeks which is what we want. I've been advised to rest more again and give up my walks at least till the 37 week mark. 

 

I'm a little bewildered by my lack of weight gain. I started at 102lbs and am only hovering around 116lbs now at 35 weeks. Now that I have some room for my stomach thanks to baby dropping I can eat a bit more again. Trying to remember to pack in some high calorie super foods whenever I can. 

 

Honestly I feel pretty good. Some round ligament pains and pelvic pain during contractions and the ever shocking lightening crotch. I seem to be getting a lot less reflux now too.

post #29 of 134
Hoping my GBS test will be negative when I go back to MW on Thurs... The tech @ ultrasound I had done last week said baby's estimated weight is 5lbs 6oz at present, and she's expected to gain 1 more 1lb by birth. A small baby kind of makes me feel scared that everything will be OK with her, but OTOH makes me less scared than pushing out a bigger baby... IDK.

My pelvis is pretty achy in the evenings and I am still getting the sudden muscle pains in my upper thighs periodically as though she is leaning on a nerve at times - makes me get off my feet in a hurry.

Having frequent BHs throughout the day, they make me a little breathless but aren't painful at all.

I had a surprise shower this past weekend, and my mother flies in this weekend! DH is being very considerate as if he has suddenly realised that baby's arrival is imminent.

Still lots to do but taking it easy mostly, I am SO FATIGUED ALL.THE.TIME!
post #30 of 134

I need to stop freaking out about my blood pressure.. stressing is NOT HELPING!  i don't know why i'm so worried..  it always creeps up a bit at the end, but this just seems a little bit higher than it usually creeps up and more consistent (this is also the first time i've had a BP thing at home to aid in my obsession) ... someone talk me down please!!   (its in the 140s/80s, no swelling at ALL, trace protein yesterday but i was also kind of dehydrated) .. i'm trying REALLY hard to just check it twice a day and not stress in between but i'm worried ..I'm only 37+2 and this is really messing up my plan to be calm and waiting for baby :P i'm planning a homebirth, so i think part of my issue is not knowing about what will happen if this gets worse - I'm going to talk to my midwife about a plan next week if its still high so i can (hopefully) feel better about it ..  

 

uuugh. 

 

If it weren't for this one thing, i'd feel great - i'm feeling really good again since the chiro fixed my pelvic pain, i'm having lots of ctx. (mostly BH, some real feeling) which makes me feel like i'm getting something done..

 

 hope everyone else is having a good day :)

post #31 of 134

I wish I could sleep for more than an hour at a time. I've been so sleepy the past few days that I've started to worry I won't be capable of birth. I know that's ridiculous. I'm just so tired.

post #32 of 134

Also joining the ranks of random crampy contractions that I know aren't real labour.  I feel like I've got at least a week of this, if not 2 (please not 3!).  I'm not physically uncomfortable (other than exhaustion) but I'm just feeling so moody!  I want this frigid weather to go away so I can take a walk!!

post #33 of 134
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Originally Posted by etsdtm99 View Post

I need to stop freaking out about my blood pressure.. stressing is NOT HELPING!  i don't know why i'm so worried..  it always creeps up a bit at the end, but this just seems a little bit higher than it usually creeps up and more consistent (this is also the first time i've had a BP thing at home to aid in my obsession) ... someone talk me down please!!   (its in the 140s/80s, no swelling at ALL, trace protein yesterday but i was also kind of dehydrated) .. i'm trying REALLY hard to just check it twice a day and not stress in between but i'm worried ..I'm only 37+2 and this is really messing up my plan to be calm and waiting for baby :P i'm planning a homebirth, so i think part of my issue is not knowing about what will happen if this gets worse - I'm going to talk to my midwife about a plan next week if its still high so i can (hopefully) feel better about it ..  

 

uuugh. 

 

If it weren't for this one thing, i'd feel great - i'm feeling really good again since the chiro fixed my pelvic pain, i'm having lots of ctx. (mostly BH, some real feeling) which makes me feel like i'm getting something done..

 

 hope everyone else is having a good day :)

Hmmm, it sounds like a plan really would make you feel a bit better. That way, you can calm yourself down by saying "worst case scenario, I have to do _____, but I'll probably only have to ______ ." Obviously, high BP is nothing to mess around with but it sounds like a good thing that you have no swelling. Any headaches?

 

I hope you feel some peace soon. No matter what happens, you'll have a beautiful BABY in just a few weeks. :)

post #34 of 134
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I wish I could sleep for more than an hour at a time. I've been so sleepy the past few days that I've started to worry I won't be capable of birth. I know that's ridiculous. I'm just so tired.

I have the same worry.  Last night I drank 1/2 beer because I was having some regular crampy contractions and I was just so tired I didn't want it to turn into anything real.  I don't think it would have but the little bit of alcohol stopped it within an hour.  Ideally, I'd like to go into labor after a nice long afternoon nap so I don't have to get woken up by labor, we shall see what this baby has planned....

post #35 of 134

I've had good luck with a glass of wine to get the contractions to slow down/be less painful. But wine makes me even sleepier :).

post #36 of 134

thank you for the ear suggestions, mamas. there isn't water in it though. no idea what's going on. 

yesterday evening my hearing came back but was tinnitus, and today every time i hear something in that ear i get feedback like a microphone. 

 

hope everyone is doing well today. stillheart.gif

post #37 of 134

just got out of doctor's. 50% effaced, 2cm dilated. i have no idea what that means though other than i'm getting closer. love.gif

post #38 of 134

woo hoo! great news kellybeth!

post #39 of 134
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just got out of doctor's. 50% effaced, 2cm dilated. i have no idea what that means though other than i'm getting closer. love.gif


It means you have that much less to do come d-day! Which is awesome.

I really didn't jive with the CNM I saw last time. I sort of hinted that I would like a cervical exam, purely out of curiosity, and she basically shut me down..."we don't do those till you are overdue." Lame. I'm hoping for a different midwife next week and will ask straight out.

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just got out of doctor's. 50% effaced, 2cm dilated. i have no idea what that means though other than i'm getting closer. love.gif


that is great!  as someone else said, less work to do when the time comes!

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