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I have friends who get AMAZING results with cutting carbs out almost completely.  I never did get as lucky as them, though I tried hard. LOL  I definitely watch my intake, as well as my simple sugars overall (though I stink at it some days), and I like to eat by the GI diet when possible.  But I also feel really good and best when I get fresh whole grains (we mill ourselves) in my diet.  So it's an interesting situation...we were GF for a while but now are just "partial" GF (lol) because I felt worse GF than I did with my whole grains added in.  I still don't eat a ton, though...which is why I'm thinking boy, because both sides of this baby's families make BIG boys (and smaller or average girls), but the head size is courtesy of DH's family.  It's funny actually, 30.5 years ago when he was about to be born, MIL drove back home from OR to Albuquerque (alone with 5 other kids in the car since FIL couldn't go LOL) because they were offering epidurals down there.  They had to suction DH and his head was so big that they kept dragging her to the end of the bed and having to prop her back up and try again, I think it too 3 times.  EEK!  So thankful I don't opt for the epi or a hospital birth, or heck, just laboring on my back.  I definitely didn't DS's head size while he was coming out and he came out so quickly and easily once we got to that point, but dang, it's significantly bigger than his sisters.  Fits him, though. ;)  

 

Oh, your poor MIL!!

 

I had no idea my son was so big when I was laboring with him.  It was super fast, too fast for me honestly.  Mostly I only knew he was big based on how I felt after.  Between the fast labor and the big baby I felt kind of run over (though I didn't tear!).  But I wouldn't mind having a 10lber again.  I just don't want to push my luck with a 12lber.  LOL!

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Oh, your poor MIL!!

I had no idea my son was so big when I was laboring with him.  It was super fast, too fast for me honestly.  Mostly I only knew he was big based on how I felt after.  Between the fast labor and the big baby I felt kind of run over (though I didn't tear!).  But I wouldn't mind having a 10lber again.  I just don't want to push my luck with a 12lber.  LOL!

Yes! Thats exacty how I feel about it too!
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Our VD didn't go so smooth.  DH and I fought a little and the kids would not cooperate with bedtime. I know its because I'm tired a lot and super stressed and DH and I have barely had time to talk let alone anything else. My sister is having a party tonight we wanted to go to but couldn't find a babysitter. So we're taking the kids to the mall for dinner tonight & train rides just to get out of the house and do something fun.  Next weekend should be better as we're getting away for the weekend for my cousin's wedding. First night we'll spend with the boys at the hotel swimming & having fun. Next night my MIL is watching them for the reception so we'll have a night away. Sooooo looking forward to that!

 

I'm sorry, Greenlea. That's kind of how DF and I are right now, we never get a chance to talk, or do anything else together. It's hard. We're going to the mall this evening, too, and then we promised the kids IHOP. Tomorrow, I have to go to the lab to get blood work done, and then DF and I are going to go to a cloth diaper store, and dinner alone.

 

AFM: I'm so excited! The new OB I am going to go to seems *very* open, very natural minded, very honest with me. He said I've have one VBAC, and there's no reason why I can't have another one. He said I risk out of having a water birth, he said anyone with 4th degree tear previously risks out, so that was kind of disappointing, but he said that if I don't get an epidural, I can have all the monitoring I want, or don't want, and he said they don't do the glucose tolerance test regularly, so I dodged that bullet. He said the only concern would be if I have another 4th degree tear, that would be really bad. But he felt the baby, and said he thinks baby is about 2 3/4 lbs, which for 30 weeks is a good weight. (He said he's pretty accurate that way, and he's been practicing for over 30 years, so I trust him a little bit. He was actually the doctor that delivered my older sister. orngtongue.gif ) DF and I got out to the car and he said, "That went better than any of the appointments at *last hospital*!" and I agree. I'm *so* glad things are going well.

 

Oh! And baby is head down, so *hopefully* will stay that way! :D


Edited by bmcneal - 2/15/13 at 12:51pm
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bmcneal - that doc sounds awesome! I'm so glad you found someone who is willing to give you the birth you want. How far from your house will you have to travel?

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bmcneal - that doc sounds awesome! I'm so glad you found someone who is willing to give you the birth you want. How far from your house will you have to travel?

 

He's actually at the hospital that's in the same town as the one I was going to, so maybe 45 minutes with heavy traffic.

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That's awesome BMCneal! Its always nice when you feel great about your doc.

I only have 46 days til my csection. I had an appt the 13th and was able to schedule it. I am SO over being pregnant though. The getting up every hour on the hour just to pee is annoying, and not being able to sleep very long is too. Today is one of those days I just want to slap everyone I come in contact with. Even the dog is pissing me off!





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Well, the doctors figured out what's wrong with my father. He has end stage liver disease. They don't know how much time he has left at this point. Apparently, he's had liver disease for 10 years, but my mother just found out last fall. It seems one of his doctors has known the severity of this for a few months, but couldn't bring herself to tell my parents. I'm at a loss. He has early onset Alzheimers, so my mother feels it's better for him to pass sooner and quicker than he would if he were to die from Alzheimers, but that doesn't mean it'll be easy. Next week should bring more tests and information. I don't know when we'll go visit, but we will probably plan a trip soon. DH has been sleeping all day and I haven't talked to him about it yet. It's strange. I mean, we knew his health was deteriorating, but now it seems much more realistic. We have never been close, but I love my father. Honestly, I just hope for a painless departure for him. My mother hasn't told him how severe it is, yet. The doctor basically told him "There's no pill or medication we can give you for this, and it's not going to get better." but he didn't quite understand what she meant. He has a looong history of mental illness and my mother is afraid he will attempt suicide or become depressed and give up if she tells him. I respect her decision to focus on quality of life for the time being. If he asks questions, she will be honest, but if he doesn't she isn't going to volunteer information. I hope he lives long enough to meet his grandson.

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 Honestly, I just hope for a painless departure for him.

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I hope he lives long enough to meet his grandson.

 

I completely understand both these sentiments. hug2.gifThis must be a really difficult time for you, as it would be for anybody losing such a loved family member. I hope that your hopes will be fulfilled, and that the people you have in your life are able to be a good foundation for you as you deal with all this.

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Well, we had a great time at the ultrasound tonight! Our little guy was pretty cooperative and we got some adorable pictures. It's hard to believe that he'll be here in 2 months or less! My girls were so smitten with the whole process and very excited to have gotten to go. We're all in love already!

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bmcneal- Glad to hear about your new doc! Sounds like things are turning out pretty well for you!!

 

JennJenn- What a sweet baby you have there!!
 

MommyRuth- I am so sorry to hear about your father.  I cannot even imagine.  My mom had pretty sudden breast cancer and I had a total breakdown when I found out, but we are pretty close and at least I had the hope that she could beat it and recover (which she did).  I can't fathom facing the other side of things. :(  Will be praying for you and your family.

 

Cari- love the pics!!  So cute!!

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I have had a ridiculously productive day for once!  Like, I seriously crossed off 8 different BIG things on my huge "not necessary but keeping me occupied" to do list.  We ran errands in town for about 4 hours and then I came home and repainted our entire office/school room and put up new curtains and it feels so good in here!  Although my night ended with me hurting pretty badly...my legs/feet are so sore, and my arms/hands too because I broke the paint roller in the beginning stages so I had to improvise and it took a lot of physical effort. LOL  I definitely felt like I had dropped today too, just feeling and looking that way, so I checked myself in the shower and I haven't dilated more (still about 1cm internally) but I can feel baby's head there now! (not through my cervix yet, since I still have plenty of plug there, but around it!)  That always makes things so real and exciting to me.  

 

But oh my...I swear my thighs have like tripled in size in the last 48 hours.  It's crazy (and icky feeling).

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Contractions today. I fear the prodomal labor I had with DS2 starting at 34 weeks is starting at 30 weeks with this one. Oh yeah...30 weeks today! Only 10 more to go!
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Starting just after lunch I began getting these dull throbbing period-like cramps in my lower back that came in waves. I immediately went and drank a bunch of water and laid down for about an hour. I was unable to sleep and the waves were still coming off and on and started to creep around into my right hip as well. Not intense or anything, but noticeable.

 

I called my L&D RN SIL but she works graveyard so she didn't answer since she's probably asleep. I then sent her a text and am waiting to hear back. After laying on my left side for an hour I finally got up and went and stood in the shower until the hot water nearly ran out. Then I had a bowel movement (3rd today!) hoping that would get rid of it... Only it's still happening. Not as often or as noticeable, but they are still there.

 

Should I just give it more time? Calling the On-Call OB is always a joke at my office. I'd have better luck calling my OB at his home since he's a family friend, but I'd hate to do that if it's not necessary. I'm 32w1d. No discharge or anything and I'm not noticing any tightening of my abdomen either. Just the random crampiness.

post #214 of 382
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 Honestly, I just hope for a painless departure for him.
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I hope he lives long enough to meet his grandson.

I completely understand both these sentiments. hug2.gif
This must be a really difficult time for you, as it would be for anybody losing such a loved family member. I hope that your hopes will be fulfilled, and that the people you have in your life are able to be a good foundation for you as you deal with all this.

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Originally Posted by 1babysmom View Post

bmcneal- Glad to hear about your new doc! Sounds like things are turning out pretty well for you!!

JennJenn- What a sweet baby you have there!!

 
MommyRuth- I am so sorry to hear about your father.  I cannot even imagine.  My mom had pretty sudden breast cancer and I had a total breakdown when I found out, but we are pretty close and at least I had the hope that she could beat it and recover (which she did).  I can't fathom facing the other side of things. greensad.gif  Will be praying for you and your family.

Cari- love the pics!!  So cute!!

Thank you both for your kind words.
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Oh.My.Gosh. Wost pregnancy brain EVER. I do not think I experienced it this badly with any others!!! I have lost my mind lately. A few examples....

Brought all my groceries home and put the fridge stuff in the freezer (THAT didn't go over well!!)

Packaged and labeled an Ebay item, then fought with my printer because I still "needed" the label (even though I already put it on), then printed it off again....then REPEATED the process once more later that day! Ahh!

Mailed my DD1's/DS's bday invites. Told everyone they'd be in their mailboxes today. Well, they weren't, because they were in MINE because I forgot to put stamps on them all. I have NEVER done that before!!

Misplaced so many items that it's not even funny.

Hurt myself in idiotic, easily preventable situiations because my brain was somewhere else each time.

Stuff like that. Hubby is thinking it's hilariois....but I doubt that will last long. He's bound to start to wonder about my sanity! LOL.
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My back has been killer lately but I can't afford the chiropractor and my insurance won't cover it either greensad.gif
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And I am sick (again)! DH was sick last week so I am not surprised. Here is to hoping to ends soon. Sigh.

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I'm getting the back pains too. Add to that baby girl is moving around and it hurts! I can't sit up very long without having side cramps (I then have to lay down on my left side for a while to feel better.) I also have to work 4-12 tonight at work (I work at mcdonalds ewww) which sucls, being on my feet that whole time and then having to take apart machines, clean them, and put back together, and stock, put dishes back, all in less than an hour! These next 44 days are going to drag.....
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I love reading all of your updates guys and I'm sorry that I don't take the time to comment on each one. I usually just don't know what to say.

 

I had a lovely weekend and am forcing myself to stay at home and rest today - we've got a sinus infection going around the house and it's getting unbearable. Need to rest and hopefully kick it in the butt before it gets any worse.

 

We had our baby shower yesterday and I feel so blessed that one of my friends actually put it together for us. It wasn't too bit or fancy but I really appreciated her effort. I wish our friends and family weren't such flakes though. 4 people who RSVP'd (two of my husbands aunts and their adult daughters) texted my MIL in the middle of the shower to say "so the shower's tomorrow night, right?" WTH people - you're adult women who RSVP'd to the event already. How did all for of you (who would presumably have driven out together) "forget" when the shower was? I have a strong suspicion that they decided it was too far of a drive (my girlfriend lives about 45 minutes away from where most of my IL's live) and they chose to use the "mixed up date" excuse to get out of going (it was an oddly beautiful day yesterday for the Pacific Northwest!) All in all, not including me, dh, the kids or our hostess, there were only 9 people there but we still had a nice time. We did get quite a bit of the filler items we'd registered for (burt's bees lotion & shampoo, california baby ointment, lanisnoh pads & bags etc) but as expected we did receive more newborn baby clothes then this kiddo is probably ever going to be able to wear lol. There was a surprising lack of socks/bibs (received none) and blankets (only received 1) which surprised me and the majority of the clothing was onsies lol. But we appreciated it none the less. The only "big" items we need to buy are a new swing and a diaper bag. Everything is trivial - more cloth wipes and solution, a couple of nursing tanks, things like that.

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Hello

 am updating you all from my lovely hospital room.. Friday afternoon I went for ante partum testing and landed myself in L/D ... my BP was 199/100 and would not go down.. so here we are.. Luckily the BP has come down, the babies are thriving inside and they are keeping me here until delivery.. I could deliver tomorrow or on our c section date of the 26th.. as long as vitals stay good and babies are not in any stress.. the plan is to deliver on 26th,, so 9 days... 

 

I hope everyone is doing well.. today is 33 weeks for me!!!!!

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