Wow, busy thread!! I am really far behind, so sorry for everyone that I miss.
Originally Posted by Quinalla
Kate&Joey, yeah the dropside cribs are no longer considered safe, I think they were banned in 2010 maybe?
Yes, they were already banned in Canada when DS was born in July of 2010, but I think it was a brand new thing. It seems like the suggestion of others to use zip ties or something (you could even screw the side in place) would get rid of the risk if you can find those replacement parts!
adventuregirl, it's hard as a planner to deal with the uncertainty of when the baby will come, isn't it? I totally expected DD to come near or on her due date as my Mom had all her babies near or on, but she surprised me by coming at 38 weeks instead! I find it best to just make sure everything is ready early, but not to expect they will come early so you don't get too antsy waiting. I also plan to just work until I go into labor again as I think I would be in a sad state if I had too much time off before the babies come.
Yes, it's so hard to plan, even just mentally! DS was 6 days past my EDD, so I kind of think this babe will be too. But there are no guarantees, so I'm also trying to mentally prepare for the possibility of babe being early! Who knows, right? I am still not ready or anxious for babe to be here, so I am just trying not to think about it too much yet otherwise I'll go crazy before May. But I feel really strongly that this will be a May baby, not an April baby so even though my EDD is May 2 (and it's actually May 1 based on LMP, but May 2 based on O) I feel like I have until May.
Originally Posted by Quinalla
I finally had a birth dream last night, so that was interesting. Dreamed I had baby girl first as I would expect and then baby boy turned from breech to vertex on his own and just slipped out. Was at a home (not mine) with random people plus DH & DD, so not too realistic there, but it was a good dream
DD decided to wake up at 5am and we let her crawl into bed, I finally got up just after 6am because I wasn't getting sleep anyway. Oh well, I'm sure I would have been tired regardless!
Exciting! I haven't had any labor dreams (that I remember) yet. I hope the part about baby boy turning vertex on his own comes true!
Originally Posted by BaileyB
Speaking of not sure when you are due, 2 weeks ago at my last prenatal and u/s they moved my EDD up a week. If you average my due dates together I should be turning 32 weeks tomorrow. The last 2 days I have just felt huge and sluggish and everything is just so damn hard to do. Tonight I finally thought, 'damnit I am just going to measure my fundal height again, this is dumb.' Well it is 35 cm! It was 31/32 cm 2 weeks ago! Baby is really active and I don't think I magically got GD in 2 weeks time. On the one hand I am wondering if I could go really early with this one and on the other hand I wonder how I will be able to even move if I don't go early. My first 2 babies were only 5 lbs 10 oz and 7 lbs 14 oz.
Bailey, sorry you are so uncomfortable and I hope everything is ok!!
Jackie, I'm sorry to hear that your RA is making you so uncomfortable. I hope the move goes smoothly and once you are less stressed the RA settles down too.
Well, we did make it home on Monday! The roads were ok, but still not great. Thankfully we all slept better Sunday night, but we were still tired Monday, DS in particular. Thankfully I'd booked the day off, so I was able to unpack, do some laundry, get some groceries, etc. before going into work today. We also had to go tour a potential new dayhome. That's the other stress I've been dealing with the past week. I was too stressed to even post about it, but can now that it's resolved. We knew for a while DS wasn't happy at his current dayhome, but kind of chalked it up to missing his nanny, wanting to be home, etc. Well, it became evident last week and the week before that it was more than that. He's scared of our dayhome provider's husband. DS told us that he yells at the kids, and DS has started saying things we certainly haven't taught him at home (ex. "Don't do it ever again!!") Anyway, with only 6 weeks left I didn't want to move him to yet a new situation, but last week we finally realized what was really going on and DH and I started talking about it seriously. Then, Tuesday last week he came home and was just sitting there and said "I'm a stupid boy". A word we have never spoken in front of him. He told us that Craig (dayhome provider's DH) said that to him when he had an accident (another thing that never happens at home and has started happening there). That was the final straw, and we knew he couldn't go back. Trouble is, childcare for kids under 3 in particular is very hard to come by. Anyway, long story short we did manage to find a place with an accredited dayhome agency, and I was able to register DS today and he starts tomorrow. The provider used to be a teacher, there are monthly inspections, she obviously really cares about the kids, has daily programs, lives right by a playground, and DS had fun playing with the other children when we went to visit. A friend took DS today so he wouldn't have to go to his other dayhome again. I just hope and pray that he has a good transition. I feel so guilty for what he's been dealing with, thankful that he told us, and sad that he was treated that way. Also I feel so bad for all the changes and transitions he is having to go through. Mommy guilt, ugh.
Anyway, tonight I feel like I am finally coming down from the stress of the last week and a half/two weeks.
Tonight, at least, I'm with you other mamas that don't want to do anything. lol. I hope nesting kicks in some time by late March, early April, but tonight I had to force myself to even clean the bathroom!