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Weekly Chat Thread Feb. 10- Feb. 16

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Chat away!!! :D

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Hello!

 

Had a great day with Pete. We celebrated Valentine's day early. We drove over to Bellevue and returned some thing to BRU that I didn't need. Then headed over to Dim Sum for lunch. A stop at costco and home and all and all a good day. Considering it's a 2 hour hike, it was nice to get everything we needed. I am really starting to feel ready for baby. 

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Did a major grocery shopping trip today and was on my feet way too long. Didn't get a BM today, so now I'm paranoid and uncomfortable due to the hemorrhoid surgery. Taking tomorrow off in addition to last Friday, plus Tuesday is my day off, so I'm hoping if I lie down a lot and cram myself full of water and fiber I can decrease some swelling in my nethers and poop normally before work on Wednesday. Really hoping remaining bump down there really is due to a bunch of lidocaine injections and not a new hemorrhoid. greensad.gif  Also, I have got to get my sub plans organized. What if babe comes early? MIL mentioned yesterday that SIL was 3 weeks early. Aghhhh! 

 

Hope everyone is finding a way to manage.The end is near!

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People piss me off sometimes, they really do. Today I wanted to find out if the Target by my house carries Earth Mama tea so I called the main number to inquire. The website showed several Earth Mama products in stock but no tea so i wondered if maybe that individual store carried some. Well, i call and get a young-sounding girl and tell her what i was looking for. She didnt understand me so i repeated myself, she said "umm okay, hold on a second" as if she still didnt get it but she'd try her best to figure it out. I wait for 5 minutes on hold and then it rings again, probably an automated ring since i was on hold for so long. She answers it and asks me AGAIN what i am looking for (!!!). What the heck?! She tells me to hold again and i spend another 5 minutes that i'll never get back on hold. She answers it and says in a bratty, stuck up tone, "oh we dont carry that product, sorry" and hangs up. Umm yeeaahhhh, i'm sure she actually figured out for sure if they carry it or not. I am getting mad again just thinking about it. DH said i should complain to a manager but i forgot to ask for her name. Oh well, i'm just going to go to vitamin shoppe instead, i know for sure they have it in stock.
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Anybody else feel like they're about to collapse from exhaustion by the end of the day? Maybe yesterday was just particularly tiring. Dd woke up at 5:45 and then couldn't nap and by 6:30 last night I was whimpering at the dinner table barely able to hold my head up. My body just can't keep up anymore! My muscles feel like I ran a marathon or did major weightlifting or something. And now I'm off to a full day of teaching. Oog. Ok, /whine. For the record, I LOVE spending time with my daughter, which also makes me feel like a lame-o because I can't play with her the way I'd like to. Oops! Ok...NOW /whine

Sunshine love, that would drive me nuts! I've kind of come to expect that kind of service from big chains. I hope you have more luck at the vitamin shoppe.

On exciting news for me, we bought our cosleeper yesterda, rearranged the bedrooms so we could fit a twin mattress in dd's room as middle-night comfort station for dd when the baby comes, and washed the baby carseat. Feeling slightly more prepared. :-). Oh! And we may have narrowed the names down to either Elliott or Frederick. Yay!
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Originally Posted by sunshinelove View Post

People piss me off sometimes, they really do. Today I wanted to find out if the Target by my house carries Earth Mama tea so I called the main number to inquire. The website showed several Earth Mama products in stock but no tea so i wondered if maybe that individual store carried some. Well, i call and get a young-sounding girl and tell her what i was looking for. She didnt understand me so i repeated myself, she said "umm okay, hold on a second" as if she still didnt get it but she'd try her best to figure it out. I wait for 5 minutes on hold and then it rings again, probably an automated ring since i was on hold for so long. She answers it and asks me AGAIN what i am looking for (!!!). What the heck?! She tells me to hold again and i spend another 5 minutes that i'll never get back on hold. She answers it and says in a bratty, stuck up tone, "oh we dont carry that product, sorry" and hangs up. Umm yeeaahhhh, i'm sure she actually figured out for sure if they carry it or not. I am getting mad again just thinking about it. DH said i should complain to a manager but i forgot to ask for her name. Oh well, i'm just going to go to vitamin shoppe instead, i know for sure they have it in stock.

Haha, I have a target customer service story as well.  When I lost my keys after Christmas, the last place I remember having them was when I went out to Applebees and to Target one night.  I called Applebees, they were super nice about it: "No, I'm sorry, Ma'am, we haven't seen any keys."  At Target, I told them "Hi, I lost my keys, and I was wondering if anybody found them in your store?  There is a set of minivan keys on a purple carabiner with some bonus cards on the key ring."  "Um, ok, hold on a sec--  Anybody here here see a set of keys with a blue carabana key chain?"  (she yelled into the background) "Um... no... no keys.  Sorry, bye."  And then she hung up.  

 

What?  How does purple carabiner become "blue carabana?"  I was a little annoyed!  

 

Hope you can find your tea.  I'm pretty sure you can order it on Amazon if you don't find it at vitamin shoppe.  

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Anybody else feel like they're about to collapse from exhaustion by the end of the day? Maybe yesterday was just particularly tiring. Dd woke up at 5:45 and then couldn't nap and by 6:30 last night I was whimpering at the dinner table barely able to hold my head up. My body just can't keep up anymore! My muscles feel like I ran a marathon or did major weightlifting or something. And now I'm off to a full day of teaching. Oog. Ok, /whine. For the record, I LOVE spending time with my daughter, which also makes me feel like a lame-o because I can't play with her the way I'd like to. Oops! Ok...NOW /whine

Sunshine love, that would drive me nuts! I've kind of come to expect that kind of service from big chains. I hope you have more luck at the vitamin shoppe.

On exciting news for me, we bought our cosleeper yesterda, rearranged the bedrooms so we could fit a twin mattress in dd's room as middle-night comfort station for dd when the baby comes, and washed the baby carseat. Feeling slightly more prepared. :-). Oh! And we may have narrowed the names down to either Elliott or Frederick. Yay!

Yes!  I'm exhausted.  poor DH tried to initiate some "marital intimacy" last night and I just started crying!  Oh man!  Not what either of us was expecting!  My pelvis is just so sore again and I just feel like a whale!  My belly is huge and it is so hard to move.  And... I'm just exhausted!  The last two days, I've taken 3-4 hour naps in the afternoon.  I am just getting so emotional, too.  So, sweet DH just prayed for me for good rest and comfort and then snuggled me until I fell asleep.  

 

I just want to lock myself in my house and not do anything except sleep until the baby comes.  I want to give up all of my responsibilities already.  I mean, every day is something.  I am involved in way too much stuff.  Yesterday morning, I was working in the nursery at church, and I had toddlers climbing on my lap the whole morning.  I was just not in the mood.  My belly is so big and uncomfortable and to have two year olds on both legs-- too much!  I have something going on every evening this week, and I am starting to feel like I will never be ready for this baby to come!  We are still doing major house renovations and until our new bedroom is finished, I can't really start to get all the baby stuff out of the garage to get organized.  I'm almost 35 weeks, and our home visit with the MW is in two weeks.  I'm starting to stress out a little bit.  Time is FLYING by!!!!

 

Going to go drink some coffee and take some deep breaths!  

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Originally Posted by Tear78 View Post

Anybody else feel like they're about to collapse from exhaustion by the end of the day? Maybe yesterday was just particularly tiring. Dd woke up at 5:45 and then couldn't nap and by 6:30 last night I was whimpering at the dinner table barely able to hold my head up. My body just can't keep up anymore! My muscles feel like I ran a marathon or did major weightlifting or something. And now I'm off to a full day of teaching. Oog. Ok, /whine. For the record, I LOVE spending time with my daughter, which also makes me feel like a lame-o because I can't play with her the way I'd like to. Oops! Ok...NOW /whine

Sunshine love, that would drive me nuts! I've kind of come to expect that kind of service from big chains. I hope you have more luck at the vitamin shoppe.

On exciting news for me, we bought our cosleeper yesterda, rearranged the bedrooms so we could fit a twin mattress in dd's room as middle-night comfort station for dd when the baby comes, and washed the baby carseat. Feeling slightly more prepared. :-). Oh! And we may have narrowed the names down to either Elliott or Frederick. Yay!

 

Oooh!  So exciting!  Although you must know that if you name him Frederick I will be distraught that I can't pronounce it the German way, which is very beautiful.  :)

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It sounds like I'm also on the short fuse that a lot of us are seeing. Hope everyone feels better, soon! My fuse went off on Saturday. I barked at the poor college student working at the children's consignment shop, grabbed my bag of stuff to consign and stomped out of the store. Yes, I felt so "mature" acting like a 2 year old who didn't get her way and really, it was her boss's fault, not hers, but I threw a temper tantrum just the same. At least the kids weren't with me. Now, I need to call the owner of the store and nicely ask for my check, but I'm sure there's a big red star next to my name in the database at this point. 

 

I have a request on the FB. There's been a couple posts of wonderful links on here that I know I'll lose. Like the wrapping instructions and the massage scans. Any chance we could upload those to the FB page to reference at a later point?

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Target! lol. CS is a joke there, but I still can't help myself. Last night ds and I went to deposit money in the ATM and on the car ride he said "mommy I wanna go tahhget."

 

+1 on the short fuse. It's most everything at this point. I took a few hours "off" yesterday and had a pedicure because.. well. my feet aren't getting much care at home because I can't reach past this watermelon on my abdomen. The lady let my water run all over the floor, had scalding hot water to begin with, and then ice water, and then she nicked my toe. grumble grumble. I also feel the pain of not being able to play the way we want to, ds wants me to come in his room and play dragon castles or trains but it hurts to sit on the floor and I can hardly get up, and I am afraid I'm going to break his baby chairs and they make my butt go numb now because I'm so giant. Oh, this is a lovely pity party. ;)

 

and Tear, I pretty much do. When traffic is really bad (uh, usually) I just keep telling myself I can walk in the door and throw myself onto the couch and just stay there. . even though it's a big fat lie, it gets me there. Then at like 8pm I pass out because my eyes just won't stay open any longer.

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Originally Posted by Tear78 View Post

Anybody else feel like they're about to collapse from exhaustion by the end of the day?

Yes.  I can barely keep my head up when I'm sitting on the couch in the evening.  Which is why it's extra frustrating not to be sleeping well.  It's like a vicious circle!

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Yes.  I can barely keep my head up when I'm sitting on the couch in the evening.  Which is why it's extra frustrating not to be sleeping well.  It's like a vicious circle!
Oh, yes, I am so there!

I'm not so much short-fused these days as really, really sensitive! I feel like I forgot my skin half the time, any little poke or jab affects me so much! Even in simple conversation. And I feel like I just want people to like me and be nice all the time, or I cant stand it. Oh man. I probably just need to limit my interactions with people until this baby comes.

I told DH last night, I'm feeling so much low pressure the last couple of days, I feel like she's just gonna fall out!
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I also feel the pain of not being able to play the way we want to, ds wants me to come in his room and play dragon castles or trains but it hurts to sit on the floor and I can hardly get up, and I am afraid I'm going to break his baby chairs and they make my butt go numb now because I'm so giant. Oh, this is a lovely pity party. ;)

 

haha, yes this!  I was at the science museum in the kids playroom with my DD this morning, and those tiny chairs are ridiculous!  How about some adult chairs for the 8 month pregnant woman?  

 

This reminded me of this picture from when I was 8 months pregnant with DD at IKEA with my DS.  Doesn't it look ridiculous???  haha. Big Bellies + tiny chairs = numb tushies for sure! 

 

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I have a request on the FB. There's been a couple posts of wonderful links on here that I know I'll lose. Like the wrapping instructions and the massage scans. Any chance we could upload those to the FB page to reference at a later point?

 

Melany, that's a good idea.  I will upload all my scans to the FB group.  Should we make an album called "references" for easy access to things like that?  

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Melany, that's a good idea.  I will upload all my scans to the FB group.  Should we make an album called "references" for easy access to things like that?  

hmm.... on a second thought... don't know if I want prenatal perineal massage photos to show up in my newsfeed, LOL.  I can't wait til our FB group is private!!!  

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hmm.... on a second thought... don't know if I want prenatal perineal massage photos to show up in my newsfeed, LOL.  I can't wait til our FB group is private!!!  

HAHA, very true. Perhaps those should stay on here... 

 

If we upload documents to the FB group, can they be marked as private to the group?

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So... do we have a facebook already or not until the babies are born? 

 

I'm finding it hard to believe I'm less than a month from my EDD.  DH is a baseball coach and starts the season today, so I'm sure I won't see him until I'm in labor except the random passing in the hall... I'm really enjoying working all day then going home to clean the house, cook dinner and take care of my almost 3 yo all by myself at 8+ months pregnant (OK, I actually do love that last part).  Also I'm feeling a little short tempered like so many others here, but trying to keep it together.  I sort of went crazy at the end of my pregnancy with DS and it was really tough to mend the fences with everyone after.

 

I met with my labor co-coach last night.  DH will be there of course (as soon as he gets of the baseball field) but I'm really looking forward to having a doula-type in the room.  She's the only woman I know personally who has had a natural birth in a hospital setting in the last 5 years (is that hard to believe?), so I'm really going to be relying on her since things didn't go quite according to plan with DS.

 

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Melany - I think you have to make the entire group private in order to get anything private.  I refrain from posting on my local AP parents page b/c I don't want "how many times do you empty your luna cup a day?" to show up on my fb either!  I haven't figured out how to make individual posts or files private.

 

Tear 78 - I know how you feel!  After teaching all day and going home to another child it is like you've been through boot camp!  Keep heart, the end is near... (sort of)

 

Chapsie - love the photo!
 

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Veganyogamomma--i feel like i just want people to like me and be nice, too. I think thats why that annoying person at Target bothered me so much--usually i would be able to just brush it off since i know how people can be (especially people working a low-paying corporate job) but not these days. I think i should hide for awhile, too. Also, wouldnt it be wonderful if babies really did just "fall out"?? Imagine how much stress would be alleviated lol.

Chapsie--aww, thats such a sweet picture with your DS smile.gif. It looks ridiculous in a really cute kind of way. I also cant help but remember that youtube i watched once in which a woman gave birth during a shopping trip at IKEA. I guess she thought she was just in early labor--might as well go walk around to help things along lol. She definitely helped things along!! The men in the video didnt know what they do, they seemed embarrassed. A few women rushed over (probably moms) to help her but there wasnt much to do. Her baby came out super fast and the woman just sat there in awe and amazement forgetting that she was in a store with a bunch of random people watching haha. Oh man i wouldnt know how to handle it if that happened to me. I'm a modest person so i would feel really embarrassed with the sight of everything.

Wildmansmom--lol at "how many times do you empty your luna cup a day?". I can see why you wouldnt want everyone to know your response to that!! Btw, i sent you a PM.
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I don't think I'm any more emotional than normal but DH sure is!  Yesterday I was sort of hanging out with DD, not doing much, just waiting for the dryer to be done and ignoring the dishes that needed doing (and there were not that many of them) and DH decided to take a break from whatever he was doing in his office and he came downstairs and started doing the dishes.  I tried to say "I'll do that" but he was all insistent and stuff and the dryer buzzer went so I went back upstairs, but then I realized that I was kind of fuming inside because I *can* do the dishes, but there were a PILE of other things that needed doing that I can't do - I can't manage the recycling bins any more, I can't put all of his crap away that was scattered up the stairs, I could *try* to put the bracket for the stroller up on the wall but no doubt I would do SOMETHING wrong and he would re-do it anyway... and also DH has eczema on his hands and should not be sticking them into super-hot soapy water for any length of time.  So I came back downstairs and told him all that and got a little choked up and he freaked out and said "FINE!  WHATEVER IT TAKES TO MAKE YOU STOP CRYING" (knowing full well that I just don't deal all that well with conflict with him and it was a major effort for me to just admit that it was a problem) and he stomped off and started attacking ALL the stuff he'd been letting pile up.  Meanwhile, I of course started crying for reals and couldn't stop for like an hour (fortunately DD was outside playing with a friend and didn't see any of this).  Then I felt guilty because he was doing tons of stuff so I totally cleaned the kitchen, paid all the bills, tidied the living room, did up the minutes for the last strata meeting AND folded all the laundry.  So we had a super-productive day but things were really, really tense until he apologized later in the afternoon.  I asked him what was bothering him and he said he was just tired, which I am not buying for a second.  Sigh.  MY responses were not any different than they would have been pre-pregnancy (well, except pre-preg I could totally handle the recycling) but I thought DH was okay with stuff but I guess not so much. 

 

I really hate it when he ignores HIS chores and tries to do mine.  It feels like passive-aggressive criticism - like "you left those dishes too long so I'm going to do them".  It's only ever dishes, though.  Never tries that with the laundry or cleaning the bathroom or anything that WOULDN'T hurt his hands.  Grrr.  Meanwhile, he's had boxes of stuff that need to be put away in his office cluttering up the hall and stairway (and forming a fire hazard if DD had to get out of her room quickly at night, and preventing me from vacuuming the stairs) and we've had a stroller sitting in the kitchen for several weeks waiting for a bracket on the wall, and I couldn't put anything more into the recycling bin outside until it got emptied so there was a pile-up of cans and jars and stuff on the counter.  And I was very carefully NOT NAGGING about any of it.

 

Okay, enough venting.  DD and I made an awesome gingerbread-apple upside-down cake later on in the afternoon.  That was fun.  We didn't really need cake, but it was entertaining.  Today DH took DD and a friend to the fun fun pool a half hour away so they'll be gone all afternoon.  I am going to have a nap and make DH some banana bread because DD and I ate a bit too much of the one his sister made him (gluten and dairy-free - he can't eat the cake we made yesterday) and he pouted. 

post #20 of 96
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The fb group is going to be changed to private once we everyone signed up.  :)  And we are not really posting/sharing/chatting there until all of our babies are born.  

 

Must go finish dinner.  Will be back later! 


 

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