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post #161 of 195
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Originally Posted by buko View Post

Literally at the last stop on our trip, our car window was broken, and backpacks, luggage and laptops stolen. We only have liability insurance. greensad.gif

Manhattan cops very nice. Taping up window to drive home ~4 hours now.
oh that's a miserable thing to have happen. Hope you have a less eventful drive home.
post #162 of 195
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We've had a big week of social stuff going on. Everyone wanting to see us one more time before the big day arrives. Meanwhile there's a monster antibiotic resistant bacteria going around (two of our friends had it so i know I've been exposed) and I'm being a freak about hand washing and staying off public transportation. Saturday night i was feverish and had a sore throat and thought this was it... I rinsed with oregano oil and water and got a slug of sleep and woke up Sunday fine. Phew. If we can just dodge this infection and the dengue fever outbreak...
post #163 of 195

buko, that's horrible, I'm so sorry!!

 

Holy cow, dengue fever?! Stay healthy, mama!

post #164 of 195

I'm not the only sickie??  This pregnancy has done a number on my immune system!  I had pneumonia in November and the flu a few weeks ago that has somehow now morphed into a sinus infection.  After 4 days of steam, grapefruit seed extract, tea tree oil, etc...I broke down and started the z-pack tonight.  I just want to be better and have my strength for these last days/weeks...I am 38 weeks.  And now my 2 year old has an unexplained fever...pray she is not coming down with something...

post #165 of 195
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Originally Posted by buko View Post

Literally at the last stop on our trip, our car window was broken, and backpacks, luggage and laptops stolen. We only have liability insurance. greensad.gif

Manhattan cops very nice. Taping up window to drive home ~4 hours now.

shake.gif i'm so sorry that happened to you. 

post #166 of 195

so very sorry Buko...my prayers are with you.

post #167 of 195
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Originally Posted by loveandgarbage View Post

 

Holy cow, dengue fever?! Stay healthy, mama!

 

Um yeah, it's the one really "this shit can kill you" illness I do worry about here. Monsoon should be ending soon and the heat will start to kill the mosquitoes. Fingers crossed. I just bought a bug net for the stroller.

post #168 of 195

Thank you all.  We made it home safe-- unfortunately not until 2:30 am (and through snowy conditions), but safe.  

 

We are thankfully fine-- priorities! It was literally our very last stop in Manhattan-- left the car parked on the street around 6th Ave and 20th (for about 30 minutes) and when we got back, our (small) side window had been smashed and our backpacks and carry-on stolen. Of course, we ALWAYS put those in the trunk, except this time. And we ALWAYS cover anything in our back seat with a blanket, except this time. (Okay, our stuff was covered by a coat and some shopping bags, but it was still semi-visible.) These were clearly "pros" as they could have also stolen a few hundred $$ in just-purchased merchandise (a few thousand if they had popped the trunk), but they went for the bags (backpacks and luggage) most likely to contain electronics, money, credit cards, etc. And then made as quick and inconspicuous a getaway as possible, I guess, since they only had three small bags to carry.

 

We lost: our laptops, my Kindle, a bunch of prescription meds, some clothes, toiletries, etc. And the bags themselves, and the car window, of course. We only have liability insurance, so we are SOL. Sucks, but on the upside, we weren't hurt, it wasn't pouring rain, the window we need to replace is the cheapest possible window on the car, we had our wallets and iPhones on us, DH's work laptop had nothing on it since he JUST started work (and the help desk, open on Sunday night, were very cool about the issue, replacing it, etc.) and I have copies of most of my laptop's files on my external hard drive and desktop at home, etc., so very little-to-nothing is irreplaceable. (I mean, theoretically-- I'm not going to shell out the $$ to replace it all right away.) I'm mad I lost my makeup brushes, though-- they were made by a company that went out of business and I haven't found any as good. And I didn't even wear any makeup on the trip.  orngtongue.gif

 

And! I'm over 8 months pregnant. Because! It's relevant, somehow! I hope the thief feels extra guilty when s/he opens up the luggage and finds maternity clothes, a belly pillow, and a BlissBorn book. And on Jesus's birthday, too!

 

No, but really-- DH and I (both known drama queens!) handled it really well.  We were, of course, terribly upset, but didn't work ourselves up into a frenzy as we are wont to do.  We mostly feel grateful we're safe, and thankful for the above (the thief/thieves didn't take too much that was not easily replaceable, etc.)  No fighting, very little garment-rending.

 

So, in conclusion: REALLY REALLY SUCKS, but we handled it about as well as could be expected.

post #169 of 195

That just sucks Buko, so sorry :( 

 

How is everyone feeling today ??  sickness-wise, more than pregnancy - i just want everyone to be healthy for labor! 

 

right now we're all healthy again, my chiro appt today was canceled and i'm debating staying home just to avoid germs though i really want to go walk somewhere..  my pelvis has been feeling so good i feel like i should be walking as much as possible to get things ready for labor.. 

 

I know it is 'normal' to feel a decrease in movement at the end, but i don't think i've ever experienced it before - is anyone else having a big decrease in movement? I'm blaming my anterior placenta, baby's position, being squished AND the fact that i have some extra fluid padding things..  i just feel like he has to be moving more than i can feel :/ i can always feel something if i lay down and poke him.. but hardly anything if i just go about my day and don't pay attention.. Its making me worry a bit combined with my denial that there is actually a baby coming... i'd like him to come out now... (39 wks today by latest possible EDD) 

 

yesterday we took a long fast paced walk with the kids..  didn't even cause any ctx... 
 

post #170 of 195

Sorry you had to go through all of that Buko!  And everyone who is sick I hope you feel better soon!  I'm on my last week at work and really hope I don't pick up anything - so far so good.

post #171 of 195

Well, so much for having "a good feeling" about going into labor over the weekend.  irked.gif.  I've never had very good intuition about things, so why start now? shrug.gif.  DH was able to make time to take over household tasks starting on Friday, and is going to continue doing that this week, and that is helping a LOT.  Yesterday afternoon I was feeling a lot better about my ability to make it another week.  After taking it easy all weekend I had more energy, my SPD was slightly better (at least not worse!), and I was feeling really good about keeping the babies in till they're good and ready.  And then I decided to go for a little walk outside... BAD idea.  It really aggravated my SPD and I was in so much pain last night and this morning.  I'm pretty worried about how my limited mobility is going to affect labor.  I'm also worried about actually doing permanent damage with my pubic symphasis ligaments so loose and everything.  I don't know.  All I know is it freakin hurts and I'm sick of it.

 

I'm really sorry for all of you Mamas with the flu.  I can't imagine dealing with that on top of being 9 months pregnant.  Buko - wow, that really sucks.  Glad it didn't turn out worse for you.

post #172 of 195

buko, that's a good attitude to have! At least you were safe. And yeah I am also hoping the thief feels super guilty when he/she sees the maternity stuff!!

 

I am still not full-out sick, just have a minor sore throat, so I'm hoping that's all that manifests in my body with this bug. I downed a bottle of sambucol syrup last night and have been using my herb farm throat spray like mad.

 

Brambleberry, I thought maybe we'd hear an announcement from you today! Hang in there. I've also been worried about my deteriorating body/aches/pains and how that will play out during labor, and I've only got a singleton in there! I think once things get going adrenaline will take over, right? That's what I tell myself, at least.

post #173 of 195
Ladies with the SPD, get yourself to a chiropractor - I was seriously worried about permanent damage, labor and could barely walk and went to my Chiro (specializes in pregnancy) ad he fixed it- it hurt like he!! when he adjusted my public bone area but omg the next day I was 100 times better and a week+ later I'm even better and walking/moving normally again - it's like magic
post #174 of 195
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Originally Posted by etsdtm99 View Post

Ladies with the SPD, get yourself to a chiropractor - I was seriously worried about permanent damage, labor and could barely walk and went to my Chiro (specializes in pregnancy) ad he fixed it- it hurt like he!! when he adjusted my public bone area but omg the next day I was 100 times better and a week+ later I'm even better and walking/moving normally again - it's like magic

That's good to know.  I'll have to see if I can get in right away.  I was going every other week or so up until around 35 weeks, but when they started me on twice weekly NSTs I decided the chiro was just one appt too many.  So I haven't gone since the SPD started getting bad.

post #175 of 195

Buko, I'm so sorry!!! That sucks big time!

 

I wish I could get to a chiro but have no money for one right now. :/ I majorly messed up my pelvis yesterday (I did the miles circuit which included some squats and lunges, against my better judgement!) and could barely walk. Fortunately I am feeling much better today.

post #176 of 195

I would also love to get to a chiro but we have an HMO insurance plan and I'm not sure how it works or that it's covered at all.  Should probably give them a call....

 

I asked the midwife to strip my membranes at my 39 week appointment today. I am only 1 cm and "mostly soft", but it seemed she was able to get in there to sweep. I know all the pros and cons and weighed them for a while before asking, so I am glad she did it at this point. Waking up with nausea and diarrhea during a crampy night confirmed that I wanted it done.

 

Anyway, I've been quite crampy with a low-grade back ache ever since, but I had those before too so who knows? She definitely got some blood when she did it, and I've had a little bit since, which I know is normal. We'll see what happens. I'm trying not to get my hopes but, honestly, any twinge sort of gets my hopes up these days so that's a lost cause. :)

 

How are all the sick mamas?

post #177 of 195

Well, today is my DUE DATE, and the 3rd due date to come and go with no baby. I expected to probably go "late" again, but still it is so discouraging when that magic "date" you have been looking at for months comes and goes uneventfully.

 

The morning started off with me waking up to a bad dream and in the middle of an anxiety attack (haven't had one in years!) and then DS2 woke up at 4:15 in the middle of it and never went back to sleep.... I did have a MW appointment this morning which was great (I love her!), she thinks anytime now but that it probably will be another week given my history. :/ We actually got a lot of loose ends tied up for the birth (I tried out her "short" birth stool which was a perfect fit for me!) and then she "ordered" me to go see the chiro on our way home, to which I happily obliged. ;) DH took the day off of work and we were actually able to lay in bed (I dozed in and out and he played on his laptop) for 2 hours while the boys played nicely! All in all, a pretty great day. I feel horrible for being in such a crappy mood though. I am so blessed to be able to carry my babies full-term, and give birth to beautiful healthy babes! I should not be complaining about a few extra days.

 

SO sorry to all the sick mamas. I was sick with a horrible sinus infection/bronchitis from 40-42 weeks with DS2 (and he was born right after I got better) and that was SO hard. Praying you all are well soon!

 

and Buko- how AWFUL! I am so sorry that happened, but glad you all are safe!!

post #178 of 195

Crossing my fingers for you, Rach! I'm tempted to ask my midwife to do the same at my next appt on Thursday, when I'll be a few days over 40 wks.

post #179 of 195

Hey ladies, I wanted to update the post partum belly binding thread but I'm not sitting at the computer (too sore) and can't search the board from my iPad.

 

i can't really tell if the binding is helping with after pains (they are really bad this time) but I think maybe so, since they are bad at night when I don't wear it. Definitely helps with the "guts hanging out" feeling, though.

 

loveandgarbage- Tylenol doesn't seem to be helping me this time at all. :(  I know you're another mama who can't use NSAIDs.  Hope you've got something else in your tool kit in case it doesn't work for you.

 

So sorry to hear about all you sick mamas!  My younger son is sick as of last night and I'm hoping we can avoid a newborn cold but I've heard her sneeze a couple of times today (which is maybe the cutest sound ever).  

post #180 of 195
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Originally Posted by LadyCatherine185 View Post

Well, today is my DUE DATE, and the 3rd due date to come and go with no baby. I expected to probably go "late" again, but still it is so discouraging when that magic "date" you have been looking at for months comes and goes uneventfully.

 

The morning started off with me waking up to a bad dream and in the middle of an anxiety attack (haven't had one in years!) and then DS2 woke up at 4:15 in the middle of it and never went back to sleep.... I did have a MW appointment this morning which was great (I love her!), she thinks anytime now but that it probably will be another week given my history. :/ We actually got a lot of loose ends tied up for the birth (I tried out her "short" birth stool which was a perfect fit for me!) and then she "ordered" me to go see the chiro on our way home, to which I happily obliged. ;) DH took the day off of work and we were actually able to lay in bed (I dozed in and out and he played on his laptop) for 2 hours while the boys played nicely! All in all, a pretty great day. I feel horrible for being in such a crappy mood though. I am so blessed to be able to carry my babies full-term, and give birth to beautiful healthy babes! I should not be complaining about a few extra days.

i'm so in the same place as you- except my 'date' (ugh, why do i do this to myself?  every baby i tell myself i'll give myself a month, but the dates still stick in my head!!!  the baby doesn't see the calendar....) is thursday.  and my midwife is also saying the 14th is a likely date due to my history of going late.  

 

thank God for husbands who can take some mornings off!  I spent the weekend in bed- napping, sleeping, being a total bum, and felt so good today until i didn't nap!  I'm also feeling like I should be grateful that I always go full term, have had 3 completely natural births, 2 of which were actually relatively 'easy', and have strong healthy babies.  but i keep having to tell my heart that b/c my body is convinced there's a conspiracy against comfort....and my friend joked that I do have until March 1st to have this baby and I was realizing that I could cook this one well-done and i really probably won't do anything.  AAAAAAGH.

 

odinsmama- thanks for the update.  and let us know if you find something that works.  the afterpains are so dreadful.  my stomach knots up just remembering them.  i got an herbal tincture for them, but might ask my midwife for any recommendations as well.  excited to try the wrap for that floppy guts feeling, but not exciting about actually having to deal with said floppy guts.  so excited for your beautiful little girl!!!  hopefully she's resting well for you!  and praying healing and rest for you!

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