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post #421 of 527
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Originally Posted by BaileyB View Post

Oh man! My brain wants to nest and my body wants to sleep. What to do!? I already cleaned the fridge and freezer and finished making a soup from a few days ago. I was hoping to get more done than that today but IDK, so tired now.


Sleep always wins in my book, lol.

post #422 of 527
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Originally Posted by BaileyB View Post

Oh man! My brain wants to nest and my body wants to sleep. What to do!? I already cleaned the fridge and freezer and finished making a soup from a few days ago. I was hoping to get more done than that today but IDK, so tired now.


Sleep!!  Sleep while you still can!  winky.gif

 

Plus, you never know when you might end up staying up all night...

post #423 of 527

Well, after I posted I felt cold and kind of nauseous and ended up eating some lunch and taking a nap while DD took a nap. When I got up to go to the bathroom I lost a chunk of plug! So that was exciting. It was probably the size of a quarter. My low low back, crotch, and the low front area of my belly felt funny - kind of tingly and loose - for a while and I had some BH and some pressure but now not much. How big is your plug all together? I know it can regenerate itself but if it were to come out all at once how big would it be? It didn't have any blood on it.

post #424 of 527
Thread Starter 

Just wanting to point out that our first three babies have passed the 1 month mark! Hope you are all doing well Cananny!

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Got maternity photos today! Had a good time. :)   Can't wait to see 'em. But it will be about ten days before I see proofs, and then longer after that until I got the final, edited photos. That's OK. This photographer is totally worth the wait. She's awesome.

post #426 of 527

GUYS, where is 1babysmom?!  She hasn't checked in all day...
 

post #427 of 527

Not baby related but please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.  I am dealing with some issues that really just require accepteance (I don't want to accept!) and I think 38 1/2 weeks pregnant is a really bad time to have to reach acceptance in a negative portion of my life.  Thanks.

post #428 of 527
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Originally Posted by camprunner View Post

Not baby related but please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.  I am dealing with some issues that really just require accepteance (I don't want to accept!) and I think 38 1/2 weeks pregnant is a really bad time to have to reach acceptance in a negative portion of my life.  Thanks.

 

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post #429 of 527

Hang in there camprunner heartbeat.gif

post #430 of 527
I hear you, camprunner! Peace be with you,
MMO
post #431 of 527
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Originally Posted by brooklyn_warbler View Post

GUYS, where is 1babysmom?!  She hasn't checked in all day...

 

Ahh, you're killing me!!! LOL. I'm deinitely still here....haven't had anything else worth reporting really (one more bloody mucus instance, then the only ctx I have had were walk induced!). My anti-socialness is sort of seeping into my internet life as well.

I never even bothered teling DH about the other day...it was seriously that insignificant, unfortunately. Something funny that I don't know if I mentioned yet...DH can have FIL sign off on our unassisted birth (Lord-willing!!) to go towards his OB continuing education hours (he's a medic). I asked, "So ummm, do I need to be in labor for a certain amount of time? I can try!" LOL. Too bad we didn't know this the last 2 times!
post #432 of 527
After seeing the chiropracter and doing moxibustion and spinning babies stuff at home I have had nothing but pressure and period like cramping all week. Today there was blood when I wiped, but I think that's because of yet another yeast infection. And I still don't feel like baby has turned; although I do feel hiccups and practice breaths a lot lower. I see the chiro again tomorrow then my midwife Thurs and I'll be 36 weeks on Sat. So hoping I don't need an U/S, mainly because I don't know if I can not look at the sex of the baby this time.

I am having horrible round ligament pains when I go to lay down at night, and can't sleep due to hip pain. Can't wait until I see the chiro tomorrow to alleviate some of that. DH wants to go away for a conference all next weekend, I'll be 37 weeks and while I doubt I'll go into labor I just don't want to be home by myself with the boys all weekend.

Speaking of boys. DS1 is 4 yrs old today! Where does the time go...?
post #433 of 527
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Originally Posted by camprunner View Post

Not baby related but please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.  I am dealing with some issues that really just require accepteance (I don't want to accept!) and I think 38 1/2 weeks pregnant is a really bad time to have to reach acceptance in a negative portion of my life.  Thanks.

I will say a prayer for you! Be easy on yourself, because you are right- being very pregnant is a hard time to accept difficult things.

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Originally Posted by Greenlea View Post

After seeing the chiropracter and doing moxibustion and spinning babies stuff at home I have had nothing but pressure and period like cramping all week. Today there was blood when I wiped, but I think that's because of yet another yeast infection. And I still don't feel like baby has turned; although I do feel hiccups and practice breaths a lot lower. I see the chiro again tomorrow then my midwife Thurs and I'll be 36 weeks on Sat. So hoping I don't need an U/S, mainly because I don't know if I can not look at the sex of the baby this time.

I am having horrible round ligament pains when I go to lay down at night, and can't sleep due to hip pain. Can't wait until I see the chiro tomorrow to alleviate some of that. DH wants to go away for a conference all next weekend, I'll be 37 weeks and while I doubt I'll go into labor I just don't want to be home by myself with the boys all weekend.

Speaking of boys. DS1 is 4 yrs old today! Where does the time go...?

I'm sorry about the yeast infection :( Maybe all the pressure and cramping is baby moving around a lot, getting ready to settle head down for good? I can actually relate almost exactly with your post. My baby is head down a lot, but still slides into transverse and oblique. And I've had TERRIBLE round ligament pain at night, which I have never had before and this is baby #4. I assume it's from all the acrobatics baby is doing in there. Like he/she is beating me up from the inside out! It worries me because I wonder if something inside is actually making it hard for baby to be head down and so it keeps trying and can't get settled. I don't know. But I am TIRED of it! 

 

And hip pain! Yes! Last night both hips hurt so bad that there was no good side to lay on. My legs were aching too. I try to tell myself that all this pain in my bones and joints is good because that means lots of relaxin is being released and that's good for labor. Right? 

 

My oldest is going to be 6 in two weeks. Time certainly flies! I usually make the kids cakes and they get all excited about it (it's a hobby of mine). This time she wanted a princess cake and I was dreading it because I am so tired and cake making takes so long.... So I showed her a picture of a Publix princess cake to see what she would say and she LOVED it. Score! I hate paying for one, but this time it's worth it. And she wants pizza for dinner, so that's even better! Her b-day is 5 days before my due date and I know I am not going to feel like doing major bday stuff.

 

Thinking of y'all! Hoping to make my birth bead necklace this week :)

post #434 of 527
Since I was on bed rest, my mom came up for a few weeks in Feb to help. She was going to come anyway so hubs and I could get away for a night before baby. Well that didn't work, but it was nice that she extended her stay to help out so much. She hasnt spent that much time with us before. When she was here, she sounded awful, and we figured it was her asthma kicking up and the cold, dry air here. Well she went home and found out it was fluid on her lungs. Then in just this short time found out it is cancer. In two places, near her ovaries and some near her lungs. I don't know all the details yet, but my sister said it will be nine weeks chemo, surgery, and then another nine weeks. Oh course she won't be traveling and I won't get down to see them until summer since they are 1000 miles away. I didn't let myself really process any of it until this morning and now I am having a pretty rough day. I know she is going through a lot, but is also trying to not make it hard on me. I feel bad for being the only one living far away and not able to help. I am bummed for her to not be able to meet her grandchild for who knows how long. My sister who is a midwife is supposed to come up for the birth, but I feel guilty if she is already missing work to help out with my mom's dr appts. Just a lot to process and I wish that I hadn't let myself start to process just yet.
post #435 of 527

My cat just had her kittens! I'm envious winky.gif I will post a picture as soon as she finishes cleaning them up. I think she had 4. Poor thing was HUGE.

post #436 of 527
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Originally Posted by Lindsaylou View Post

Since I was on bed rest, my mom came up for a few weeks in Feb to help. She was going to come anyway so hubs and I could get away for a night before baby. Well that didn't work, but it was nice that she extended her stay to help out so much. She hasnt spent that much time with us before. When she was here, she sounded awful, and we figured it was her asthma kicking up and the cold, dry air here. Well she went home and found out it was fluid on her lungs. Then in just this short time found out it is cancer. In two places, near her ovaries and some near her lungs. I don't know all the details yet, but my sister said it will be nine weeks chemo, surgery, and then another nine weeks. Oh course she won't be traveling and I won't get down to see them until summer since they are 1000 miles away. I didn't let myself really process any of it until this morning and now I am having a pretty rough day. I know she is going through a lot, but is also trying to not make it hard on me. I feel bad for being the only one living far away and not able to help. I am bummed for her to not be able to meet her grandchild for who knows how long. My sister who is a midwife is supposed to come up for the birth, but I feel guilty if she is already missing work to help out with my mom's dr appts. Just a lot to process and I wish that I hadn't let myself start to process just yet.

 

I'm very sorry to hear about your mother. Hope things go well with her and she recovers. hug2.gif

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Lindsay - so sorry about your mom, not the best timing for it either, I hope she recovers well though.

 

I wanted to mention too, that I tried to do a cervical check on myself on Sunday. It just felt like mush in there. I did one at about 29 weeks and my cervix was long and hard and closed. What does it mean if its mush? I couldn't even feel to see if I was dialated, but I've been having so many cramps lately, I thought I would check. Who else here does checks on themselves? I didn't do it with the last 2 pregnancies though.

post #438 of 527

Lindsaylou:

 

I'm so sorry. I can understand the way you feel (my mom has severe, progressive MS and lives about 1800 miles away). It's hard not to feel guilty for being so far, and it's hard to cope with the sadness of not having more Grandma time for your children. My mom didn't meet DD until she was 6mo old.  :(   It just sucks all around to be far from loved ones, especially when there are health issues involved.  So many, many hugs. And *try* not to feel guilty. You haven't done anything wrong by being in a distant location. Thinking of you, and wishing your mom the best in her treatment!

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Lindsay- SO sorry to hear about your mom. greensad.gif. My mom went through cancer and it was awful. I can't imagine what it would have been like living far away. Praying for all of you.

Greenlea- mush is good! smile.gif. It definitely signifies a favorable cervix for effacemet/dilation! Mine is very mushy too, I am probably about 70% effaced (normal for me at this point) and 4 stretchy cm dilated (again, normal) and quite anterior.

Cagnew- kittens....fun!!! We are awaiting a litter, too. Last time mama only had 2 and an undeveloped blob. greensad.gif. She is a small cat though and I wonder if her body just couldn't do the 3rd....although one of the IL's barn cats is itty bitty (named "Biggie" by the girls LOL) and had 6!!
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LindsayLou: I pray things will go smoothly for your mother during her treatment and that she has a complete recovery. praying.gif

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