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post #61 of 164

Aw, thanks you guys.  I wish someone WAS paying me, but in reality, I just write what I do to amuse myself.  I'm glad other people find it funny too. 

 

My actual neighbours probably don't find me nearly as entertaining.  They have to deal with non-written me, who doesn't have time to think up witty responses to their queries about why my cat finds it necessary to declare his intentions to come inside, loudly, before actually doing so, and why the strata council really thinks it's necessary to have a special assessment to fix the fences and the balconies and the roof all at once.  (I'm on our strata council - I think in the States it's an HOA council?  It is a blessing and a curse - I always know what's going on, but other people know that I know what's going on.) 

post #62 of 164

spughy, you are hilarious. I say we keep you. ;)

 

Wow, GranolaMama! That's crazy! She must have been pretty harried today to completely space like that!

post #63 of 164
Hi ladies

I'm on my phone, but I'm not sure where to begin. Anna and I were flown to Childrens in Seattle in Monday. There's a lot to the story, but I'm not sure how comfortable I am, yet, posting on such a public forum. She had a narrowing if her intestine, to the point that nothing was getting through, which explains a lot of my nursing difficulties. We ran her to the ped on Monday because her stomach ballooned up that morning. She had surgery Monday night and we are looking at a month or so here.

I wish I hadn't unpacked my hospital bag, because the I'd at least have a pair of clean socks. I have none if my post partum supplies, so I'm heading to see my OB that delivered my older kids here in Seattle tomorrow. It's hard to care for my little tear and I think that's infected.

Anyway, I texted Christie when we got here. I was wondering if someone could take over for me as her labor buddy so she has someone to let everyone know.
post #64 of 164
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Originally Posted by Melany View Post

Hi ladies

I'm on my phone, but I'm not sure where to begin. Anna and I were flown to Childrens in Seattle in Monday. There's a lot to the story, but I'm not sure how comfortable I am, yet, posting on such a public forum. She had a narrowing if her intestine, to the point that nothing was getting through, which explains a lot of my nursing difficulties. We ran her to the ped on Monday because her stomach ballooned up that morning. She had surgery Monday night and we are looking at a month or so here.

I wish I hadn't unpacked my hospital bag, because the I'd at least have a pair of clean socks. I have none if my post partum supplies, so I'm heading to see my OB that delivered my older kids here in Seattle tomorrow. It's hard to care for my little tear and I think that's infected.

Anyway, I texted Christie when we got here. I was wondering if someone could take over for me as her labor buddy so she has someone to let everyone know.

 

Good to hear an update from you. So sorry you are going through all of this.

Take care of yourself and your little one.

Healing vibes and prayers to the both of you.

post #65 of 164
Thanks for taking the time to update us, Melany. Much love to you and your family. I hope you are able to get some rest and heal.
post #66 of 164

hahaha spughy, you are a funny lady. sunshine, thanks. I know all people are different and it just so happens I have the hard combination of a mental/emotional issue with weight gain on my body and I tend to gain like 70 lbs each time I'm pregnant, which I may surpass this time. I do end up losing it all and then some after about a year of not really trying but it is hard to carry it all around and I feel like I am doing something wrong in the mean time. Hormones raging through my body doesn't help. Nor does a moody, tired MW. 

 

melany, I am so sorry to hear about your baby and I hope you get all of the support and love you need from family and friends. 

 

AFM, I let DH know last night what a hard day I had and that I think I what I need is a lot of TLC and distraction to make it through the rest of this pregnancy sane. So we took a walk into town (1 hour but it felt like a million) and bought some red wine and toilet paper, and watched a movie with dinner. That did the trick. I was no longer feeling like crap. I didn't have time to think about feeling like crap. So I'm going to try to schedule myself tasks and fill up all my time with distractions every day until this baby comes. I don't have many nesting things to do besides clean (which I don't feel much like doing right now) and knitting the rest of the baby blanket. I will have to create some "important" tasks to assign myself. I may go read through the nesting thread for ideas.

post #67 of 164
Hi everyone! I haven't posted on here yet so I may be referencing some old topics. I think Dr. Seuss is the perfect theme for these babies because he was born march 1 and we are the march ddc. I have been thinking Seuss this whole pregnancy! The universe has aligned. Lol.

I an so sorry for the 'I am so done' crowd! Everytime I start feeling that way I remind myself that I am already holding the baby (it helps to get in a comfortable position (if possible) and just hold my hand over my belly, communicating physically with the baby.) Then I lock my kid in the room with me and make sure she is nice and distracted so I can have alone time. Then I end up wanting to clean said room. By the time all of this is accomplished and I actually do get to rest with the baby (in my mind) so much time has passed and I have gotten some stuff done so I don't feel so bad. Lol. But yeah. I am 36+5 and have a while to go.

Lately, I have been making a list of things to do while in labor. Ie. Tie hemp extension onto Baltic amber necklace so I can wear it during labor, walk up to the church to light a candle, take a photo session with DD and Dh. My last labor was 40+ hours, so if this one is shorter, I will most likely throw out my list. Ha ha. It keeps me busy, though, not that I don't have anything to do. It distracts me from my procrastination to do everything else. wink1.gif
post #68 of 164

Thank you for the update Melany.  I hope little Anna gets better soon.  grouphug.gif

 

Writermama, I'm glad you were able to find some emotional relief!  joy.gif

 

Hikingfortruth, my DD has ended up watching WAY more tv than normal lately just because I am too tired and too big to do anything else with her.  I hate it but she's having a blast!  Your mindset sounds great - of course we're already holding babies!  love.gif

 

post #69 of 164
Big hugs for you, Melany, and healing thoughts for you and your little one.

As I type this, I am having another contraction. They're becoming much more frequent, lately, and at the most unexpected times (like, as I'm sitting in bed, with a bottle of water, perusing mothering.com on my phone... wink1.gif ) It's kind of exciting, even though I know real labor could still be weeks away.

My mom gets here tomorrow and the room we've been preparing for her is so not ready. XD
post #70 of 164
Cabbitdancer, I know how that is! My mom is up from Mississippi and going crazy being in my sisters house. I can't wait to get her here, but there's currently a chop saw, building materials and tons of tools in the room that we want to have primped for her. Eek!

Hoping she can come by the weekend.
post #71 of 164

Granola - eek!!  That's a down right scary experience.

 

Melany - thank you for taking the time to update us.  We're all thinking of you and Anna!  Praying for a speeding recovery.

 

WriterMama - I LOL'd when I red "bought red wine and toilet paper" - just tickled my funny bone.  Thank you for the laugh.

 

HikingForTruth - I find Dr. Seuss to be the least offensive "theme" for me.  There's a few really good quotes that DP and I were looking at for the wall, but we haven't decided if we're going to do that.  I really don't like any "trademark" stuff, and hope to avoid it for the few couple years (and beyond), but I have a feeling DP's family isn't on that page...  I have no problem re-gifting things though, so we'll see...   And I started a thread to show off the Dr. Seuss fabric (it's not identifiable as Dr. Seuss, but I think my mom likes the fact that it is, so she can justify to her friends why she sewed baby curtains with <gasp> black fabric - LOL!)

 

My wonderful sleepy nights are now over (only lasted 3 nights, right after the acupuncture, although it could be a coincidence).  The last two nights I spent more time watching the gorgeous moon than sleeping.  Gotta say, the moon becomes less wonderful the longer I wasn't sleeping...  I was thinking of staying home from work today, but my last day is Tuesday, and I feel that I can push through until then.  But now that I'm here, I'm tired and want to curl up in a ball and cry for no reason. 

post #72 of 164
My computer died so I'm on my phone and I hate typing on it but I just wanted to say that I'm happy to take over for Melany with the labour alerts for Christie - can someone PM me to set that up? Thx.
post #73 of 164

Melany and WLL, you are both in my thoughts as you work toward getting your babies healthy and back home where they belong. My DD landed in the NICU for a week after an otherwise lovely homebirth experience, and it was so amazingly difficult to hold things together emotionally (not to mention physically as I healed from the birth). So, while every experience is unique and challenging in its own ways, I can relate a bit to what you're both going through! It's a roller coaster ride that WILL come to an end!

post #74 of 164
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Originally Posted by spughy View Post

Aw, thanks you guys.  I wish someone WAS paying me, but in reality, I just write what I do to amuse myself.  I'm glad other people find it funny too. 

 

My actual neighbours probably don't find me nearly as entertaining.  They have to deal with non-written me, who doesn't have time to think up witty responses to their queries about why my cat finds it necessary to declare his intentions to come inside, loudly, before actually doing so, and why the strata council really thinks it's necessary to have a special assessment to fix the fences and the balconies and the roof all at once.  (I'm on our strata council - I think in the States it's an HOA council?  It is a blessing and a curse - I always know what's going on, but other people know that I know what's going on.) 


I can SO identify with this, spughy! Sometimes I say things to the neighbors then realize that I've flubbed once again - trying to be funny but just sounding like a heel. I'm staying far, far away from my co-op board's membership! ...But I am considering getting DH to join so that I can have a little influence without getting anyone flustered by my (often miserable) attempts at humor winky.gif

post #75 of 164
Melany and Anna, sending love to you both x

Granola, sheesh, what the hell was that OB up to? I know they say sweeps are ineffective unless you are ready anyway, but still.....

WriterMama, that nurse deserves to be reported for her insensitive comments. What a biatch! I too liked your 'red wine and toilet paper' errand smile.gif

Cabbit, let's hope all the 'random' contractions are doing a little bit of work in advance.

Hikingfortruth, I have an amber necklace that DS used while teething but it didn't occur to me to use it for myself. I guess it's the same principle tho'

And Spughy, yes an absolute delight to have a comedienne among us. Keep the amusing anecdotes coming please.

No real news here. DH is a couple of hours away the next few nights but I don't think anything is gonna happen that soon anyhow. My midwives wanted me in for a sweep yesterday but I cancelled and won't be going in to see them until Sunday, when I'm gonna refuse again. I just don't want to start that way unless I'm pressed for time and looking at chemical induction in a coupla weeks.
post #76 of 164
SlimP, that's exactly what I thought so I didn't say anything when she made the announcement. I assumed I felt 'ready' enough to make it worthwhile. Since then I have just felt miserable and achy but on the bright side I'm fairly certain baby moved into the proper position. We will find out for sure on Tuesday when I will have a position u/s.
post #77 of 164

So I had a date last night with my DH!!!  We don't get out much without kids, so it was a real treat!  We paid a babysitter to come and DH took me to my favorite restaurant (Thai and Vietnamese food) to celebrate my birthday from last week.  Then, he let me pick out any store I wanted to go to to browse for some "frivolous" things (my favorite kind of thing, haha). We wound up going to Homegoods and bought a super amazing orange and cream rug and matching decorative pillow for our new bedroom and some baskets (because, really, can you have too many natural woven baskets in your house? I LOVE the texture that they bring).  So... an expensive night, but SUPER fun.  We talked about "us" and our "dreams" and not about the baby, the house, the kids, the cars, the homebirth, or work!  It was great.  :)  

 

I had a very fun midwife appointment today, too.  I am so relieved-- everything is looking great.  Baby is LOA (YES!) and I'm measuring right on.  My midwife is awesome-- my appointment wound up being about an hour and a half because we were having so much fun chatting.  She gave me an extra long belly massage (it is the most relaxing thing ever) and I just felt so affirmed, which goes a long way when you are 9 months pregnant and there is so much that you *could* be crabby about.  I am so going to miss being pregnant.  It's really starting to hit me that it's almost over... and according to my DH, this is our last baby... so I'm getting very sentimental!  

post #78 of 164

Aww, Chapsie, that made me smile for you!

post #79 of 164
Yes, Dr Seuss is the 'least offensive' for me too. Lol. Its something to please the commercially minded folks in our lives. Plus I love all the colors and abstractnesses of Seuss.

A date sounds nice! We have been realizing that in a few months, I am going to miss my big belly with the baby kicks in it. smile.gif so I am appreciating every day.
post #80 of 164
Yes, Dr Seuss is the 'least offensive' for me too. Lol. Its something to please the commercially minded folks in our lives. Plus I love all the colors and abstractnesses of Seuss.

A date sounds nice! We have been realizing that in a few months, I am going to miss my big belly with the baby kicks in it. smile.gif so I am appreciating every day.
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