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Originally Posted by IronMam View Post

I'm going nuts today! DH has me under strict instructions to NOT check his e-mail so he can be the one who gets the (potential) admin e-mail first. But he's at work, so he can only check from time to time.

 

There's no way to know if he actually *will* hear anything today. But I am still going batty waiting and wondering. He's going to call the second he gets news. He called earlier this morning about something else and I about had a fit when I heard the phone ringing. lol

 

DD and I are going to bake lots of cookies today. Hopefully that will serve as a distraction. We're going to make choc. chip (which I'm craving) and Snickerdoodles (which is DP's favorite). That way, if he gets an acceptance today, he has cookies to celebrate - or if he doesn't hear anything, or gets bad news, he has cookies with which to drown his sorrow. :)

 

I hope you guys get good news! And I want/have been planning to bake cookies, but yeah... hasn't happened yet. DD and DF are asleep, I'm trying to get DS to sleep too, so I can do something, but... that's not looking like it's going to happen. You're so nice, making cookies for him that way. smile.gif

 

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Originally Posted by brooklyn_warbler View Post

 

My daughter was nuchal presentation (hand by the mouth) and my son was 10lb.  It took 2.5hours to push her out and less than 10 minutes to push him out! 

 

I want my sister to be pregnant!!

 

I want to be pregnant with someone, but I don't want my sister(s) to be pregnant. My one sister would be devastated (she doesn't want kids, and... stuff), and my other sister, it'd be immaculate conception or something so... not going to be a sister. orngtongue.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Cali2SC View Post

So a couple of updates from me....

 

I was talking to my sister and trying to finalize her plans for coming out to help around the birth of our LO, and she announced that she is now expecting too!  She is about 5-6 weeks.  I'm so excited!  Kind of bad timing for her, since she will be moving in with us while her DH does his federal officer training (4 months) plus his stint at another state park (an additional 4 months) before they can go home.  This means that she won't get to see her midlife, who she loves.  I think we can hook her up with our midwife here for the first 4 months.  No idea where they will be for the second 4 months.  If it is on this side of the country, there is a chance that she will have her second home birth in our home.  Did I mention how excited I am?!  So after I recover from birthing this LO, I can help take care of my sis!  joy.gif

 

A little less exciting, but kind of funny.  At our last appointment the u/s tech did growth measurements, in addition to checking on baby's heart.  Baby is measuring average, but his/her head is measuring about 2 weeks ahead!  It sounds like this is a Jones baby after all!!! (MIL informed me when I was preg with DD that the Jones babies have large heads.- WTH?!)  bigeyes.gif  ROTFLMAO.gif  Still a big head should be easier than a hand by the head, like DD, right? redface.gif  and then after I birth the head the rest should be really easy, right?  Oi!

 

How exciting!

post #462 of 527
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Originally Posted by bmcneal View Post
 

You're so nice, making cookies for him that way. smile.gif

 

 

Honestly, I think he's baked cookies for me far more often than the other way around. It's about time I baked some for him. lol

 

ETA: Don't think we'll be hearing from Toledo today, seeing as it's past 5:00 Ohio time. Oh well. Hopefully soon.


Edited by IronMam - 3/28/13 at 2:30pm
post #463 of 527
So my brain is a bit groggy and I'm not sure how to post pics from the IPad. I'll update more later. Amarra Sedona and Sierra Lynn were born via C-section Tuesday morning wonderfully healthy and beautiful. DF and I are still at the hospital more for my sake then theirs. Can't believe they are really here with us. So in love and blessed.
post #464 of 527
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Originally Posted by momma-bear View Post

So my brain is a bit groggy and I'm not sure how to post pics from the IPad. 

 

Generally, you can't post pics to forums from the iPad. So, not your fault you can't figure it out. lol

 

Congrats!

post #465 of 527
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Originally Posted by IronMam View Post

 

Honestly, I think he's baked cookies for me far more often than the other way around. It's about time I baked some for him. lol

 

ETA: Don't think we'll be hearing from Toledo today, seeing as it's past 5:00 Ohio time. Oh well. Hopefully soon.

 

Aww, that's sweet! I wish I trusted DF enough to bake me cookies. I don't think he'd be confident enough to, though, really. But he *can* make a mean box of macaroni and cheese. love.gif

 

I hope you hear from someone (anyone? everyone?) soon. I can't imagine the stress/impatience/other emotions y'all must be feeling. But I'm sending you good vibes!

post #466 of 527
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Originally Posted by momma-bear View Post

So my brain is a bit groggy and I'm not sure how to post pics from the IPad. I'll update more later. Amarra Sedona and Sierra Lynn were born via C-section Tuesday morning wonderfully healthy and beautiful. DF and I are still at the hospital more for my sake then theirs. Can't believe they are really here with us. So in love and blessed.

 

Congratulations!! I can't wait for more info so I can add them to the Babies thread. Hope you enjoy your baby moon!

post #467 of 527
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Originally Posted by momma-bear View Post

So my brain is a bit groggy and I'm not sure how to post pics from the IPad. I'll update more later. Amarra Sedona and Sierra Lynn were born via C-section Tuesday morning wonderfully healthy and beautiful. DF and I are still at the hospital more for my sake then theirs. Can't believe they are really here with us. So in love and blessed.

 

Congratulations!

 

I wonder if it's normal to be this grumpy this late (basically 39 weeks).  I am so angry at Dh for just being himself (the himself that I married) that I don't even think I want him to be there when our baby is born :(  I've thought about calling my midwife so many times and asking her to find anotherr assistant because I'd rather her assistant be my doula if I need one because I can't stand dh.  If I kick my husband out, do you think this will pose a safety issue?  I know last time, the midwife insisted there be a family member to hold the baby when I insisted on having a shower.  For some reason, I just couldn't hold the baby (my choice) being messy from birth. 

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Originally Posted by camprunner View Post

 

Congratulations!

 

I wonder if it's normal to be this grumpy this late (basically 39 weeks).  I am so angry at Dh for just being himself (the himself that I married) that I don't even think I want him to be there when our baby is born :(  I've thought about calling my midwife so many times and asking her to find anotherr assistant because I'd rather her assistant be my doula if I need one because I can't stand dh.  If I kick my husband out, do you think this will pose a safety issue?  I know last time, the midwife insisted there be a family member to hold the baby when I insisted on having a shower.  For some reason, I just couldn't hold the baby (my choice) being messy from birth. 

 

I think so? I have been *so* cranky the last couple of weeks/days. So much it's making me even *more* mad, because I don't want to be so cranky.

 

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Originally Posted by momma-bear View Post

So my brain is a bit groggy and I'm not sure how to post pics from the IPad. I'll update more later. Amarra Sedona and Sierra Lynn were born via C-section Tuesday morning wonderfully healthy and beautiful. DF and I are still at the hospital more for my sake then theirs. Can't believe they are really here with us. So in love and blessed.

 

Congratulations! How exciting! joy.gif

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Congratulations Momma-Bear! Have good recovery!

I am cranky too. Everything pisses me off at this point. Even the dog does lol.gif
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Our household is cranky too! greensad.gif
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Blah. I'm constantly up and down. I'm irritated with DH because this week was spring break for him (he is a teacher) and we had a to-do list that SHOULD have taken 2 days to complete, but now it's Friday and hardly anything has been completed. He moves at a friggin' snails pace! I'm the opposite. When I have stuff to do, I do work like a dog until it's done. I can't do the stuff on the list though because it's a lot of bending over and lifting and my back can't handle it. We are trying to get the house ready to sell. 

 

And my kids are making me CRAZY, especially the 2 year old. She is constantly crying and crying. It's awful. Every little thing sets her off. It's so hard to be patient with a 2 year old screaming in your ears. How in the world am I going to handle a newborn on top of this?!?!?! For the first time, I am really starting to feel anxiety handling the baby and the other kids all at once.

 

I will survive, but it might not be pretty for awhile!!!!

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Momma-bear: joy.gif CONGRATS!!!!!

 

BeanBean- Thinking of you today and praying for everything to go well!

post #473 of 527

Been REALLY cranky here too. My kids are off from school this week and we are in the middle of the Passover holiday, which is a lot of work. My house was totally clean last week and now it is trashed.

 

I was checked yesterday and baby is -2 (very low), and I am 2+ dilated and 70% effaced. I NEED to get through this holiday. My parents are away, which means that if I have to go in at night I don't know what I will do with everyone (probably take them with me!!!) Realistically I should have a couple weeks since I usually give birth at 38 wks, but I do have one 36er too.

post #474 of 527

Congrats Momma Bear!

 

Bean Bean thinking of you.

 

I think Seth's Mommy is also being induced today - good luck!

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Originally Posted by JennJenn84 View Post

 

GreenLea, what does a wrap do post partum? I didn't hear of those until I posted here.

 

It can help with the "empty belly" feeling after having baby But it also helps with getting your stomach back down, back support, stretch marks & lose skin. I plan on rubbing down with coconut oil before wearing it each day to help with the stretch marks and since I had diastasis recti before the baby, I'm hoping it helps with that too.

 

Congrats MamaBear!!

 

My sister is pregnant with me and due in Aug. Actually we were pregnant together last time too.  And since I'm trying to get certified to be a doula, she invited me to be at the birth! Which I'm super excited about.

 

I had a midwife appt yesterday and they want me to do a blood draw glucose test (not with the drink) since I declined the GD test. Their reason is I have big babies. Well...I had the GD test with DS1 and it was negative and he was 8lbs 3 oz.  I did not have one with DS2 and while he was 9lbs 2 oz, he was also 11 days late, giving him more time to grow. My DH said if I really think I have nothing to worry about and don't have GD then taking the test should be no big deal and to just do it.  They wanted to do the GBS swab yesterday but I had brought my kids with me to the appt and did not want a vaginal exam in front of them so I have to go in next week for that.

 

And baby was transverse at that appt. So still not head down at 36 weeks. However, I feel there are times when baby is head down - like when I feel alot of pressure and cramping. I just think maybe its still too early and baby has a lot of room left to turn. My midwife gave me until next week then they'll do the US and external version at 38 weeks if I want. So we'll see I guess. I'm just so tired of worrying about it.

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We're grumpy here too! My 4 year old is just.. UGH. She's in this talking back stage and sassy as can be, also if you tell her to do anything she automatically hates you -.- DS is always just wild, so that's not as much of a stressor as DD is right now. In fact, he's this sweet little man, so while he's hyper and wild, you at least can snuggle some hugs or at least get him to be a sweetie pie, DD is acting like a 16 year old on her period haha. 

 

DH and I had a talk about how he embarrasses me, I did it while not mad at him, and he says it's his way of "coping" and hiding his fears *sigh* We're having a baby, that's scary, you can act like it is! Other than everyone being grumpy gills, tomorrow I'm 37 weeks, so I'm bringing out the EPO, sex, and lots of walking! 

post #477 of 527
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Originally Posted by momma-bear View Post

So my brain is a bit groggy and I'm not sure how to post pics from the IPad. I'll update more later. Amarra Sedona and Sierra Lynn were born via C-section Tuesday morning wonderfully healthy and beautiful. DF and I are still at the hospital more for my sake then theirs. Can't believe they are really here with us. So in love and blessed.

Babies :D Can't wait to see pictures, I'm sure they are absolutely beautiful. Congratulations to your family :)

post #478 of 527

Lots of pressure, cramping, and tingling in my cervix today. I doubt it will bring on labor, but at least I feel like baby is head down today and my body is doing something.

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I've got NOTHING going on.  Officially due in two days.  Not even a twinge.  Just nothing. 

 

Not sure why I just typed that out but it is a heck of a lot better than complaining at home I suppose. :)

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Thread Starter 

Sometimes nothing happening can be a good thing. With my random stuff happening I'm sitting here over-analyzing every little thing. It's driving me mad! I'd almost rather go from zero to BABY TIME just so it's blatantly obvious. Of course, if nothing was happening I'd be upset about that as well. We just can't win.

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