Ooo, pineapple, I forgot about that one. Yum.
Good morning all! Feeling large and very much not in charge today. This waiting around stuff is for the birds.
I need mama encouragement. My two year old was up all night along with my twins. It tested the limits of my patience to no end. I know he just needs my attention, but trying to divide it between three screaming children at 2 (and 3,4 and 5) in the morning is impossible. Going off of sleep fumes. I love being a mama, but sometimes its so hard to remember that.
Hope you all are doing better. It sounds likes most of you are ready to have your babies. Good luck mamas.
Wishing you all lots of labor dust (if your ready).
Oh Autumn: so sorry! Hopefully everyone gets some napping in today and sleeps better tonight :)
Wondering if anyone had any recs for their favorite nursing tops and where to buy? I am hoping that I will be breastfeeding more this time and want to make it as easy/comfortable as possible. I had some handme downs but they were returned after DS and now all I have are a couple of nursing tanks which will be fine sitting around the house. Do people just prefer regular v-neck tops/tanks or something else?
EA77, I lose track of the threads too! I've noticed that some of the DDCs have month long chats instead of weekly, which might be better for those of us who can't find the new threads. lol
Calladona, it does seem kind of weird that she suggested inducing you at 38-39 weeks, weren't your last 2 born naturally during that time frame?
Everything is going well for me today, had an early morning visit with the midwife and numbers are looking good. I'm actually really happy with the midwives I'm using, they've only drawn my blood once and haven't pestered me for cervix checks. I love how non-invasive it is! They did mention that since I'm going to be doing a vbac, I'll need a little extra time being monitored, but I guess it won't be too bad since I'll be able to move around with theirs.
I'm really loving sugar right now, which is very different for me. I'm not quite sure what's going on, but I figure my body won't steer me wrong (with DS, I craved steak at the end and really wound up needing extra iron).
Thanks guys. Trying to turn off the crab and just enjoy the ride. The girls are napping, but not the two year old, so no naps for me yet, but I feel a whole lot better after some iced coffee and a visit from my MIL. She provided an extra set of hands and dropped off some extra groceries and lunch. Just what I needed so I could take a breather.
Someone had asked about nursing tops and I'm too lazy to scroll back up and see. But Target has plain nursing tanks for 20 dollars and if you want fancier stuff that won't break the bank, I purchase a lot of stuff from Zulilly. They have an amazing maternity/nursing selection that changes a lot (it's like a groupon kinda site for babies and mamas), but then you can get name brand stuff if you are in to that kind of thing. I'm not, but I find cute stuff nonetheless.
Autumn - glad your MIL could give you a break. I can't imagine how exhausting it is with newborn twins and a 2 year old. Is DH around at night to help too?
Jillygale - I also use Target nursing tanks and bras. They are pretty inexpensive, although often I just yank up my shirt in public anyway.
Calladonna - that does seem extreme to want to induce with AROM at 38-39 weeks! I would never consent to that. I have had midwives want to induce early for no apparent reason, but they worked at the very intervention-happy OB office I saw with DD1 (which I never went back to).
I have my 38 week appointment tomorrow with my midwives. I can't decide if I want to have them check me or not. On the one hand I am pretty curious since I have had some contractions at night and the baby is low and I have sometimes felt a lot of cervical pressure (and sometimes out-right pain). I have the urge to pee constantly! On the other hand I know it won't necessarily mean anything and I may be disappointed if nothing is happening yet. But I'm still curious! If I were really effaced and dilated already I might ask MIL to be ready to bring the girls back earlier than planned but I could also do that if I have bloody show or something. Though realistically, probably nothing going down there at 38 weeks.Gah! Can't decide!
Crunchy, I'm in a similar situation- 38 week appointment at midwife tomorrow, not sure if I want to request a cervix check. She is generally anti-checking so it would be all my idea/requesting. I know it doesn't mean much but I've been so crampy and mucus-y this week that I am curious! I feel like I was so much more patient with my first... but I also don't feel like I was having any cramps, contractions, or mucus until like the day before labor with him. This drawn-out business is for the birds!
Also, I'm thinking of starting evening primrose oil this week... I took literally one pill with my first, the night before I went into labor! But I was 40 weeks, so it's hard to say if it actually helped or if it was coincidence!
Ha! I've never done a self-cervical check during pregnancy (this is my third), but decided to give it a crack since I'm feeling next to nothing in terms of my body gearing up for labor and was curious if my cervix knows what's up. I couldn't even find the freaking thing! I swear, this kid has swallowed my cervix and is not coming out. Of course I'm only 37wks tomorrow, but still. ;)
Jill, I like the Target tanktops for nights but for my big girls, they just don't have enough support for out of the house.
What I love is Undercover mamas. They are just the tank part and you clip them onto your nursing bra. I usually wear a tank top under my shirt anyways, so this means I don't have to pull that up too to nurse.
Ooh, thanks for all the nursing top suggestions! I think I rather have my boob exposed than my belly when nursing in public, so I like the idea of that Target nursing top, two layers or maybe the undercover mamas. The stuff from Japanese Weekend is really really nice too. I have a couple of nursing tanks and bras to get me started during the first couple of weeks. Actually really comfy cotton ones I got from Zuililly. I guess I should go check out the consignment shop too and see what they have.
Baby had another quiet day yesterday, so disconcerting. Then up all night stretching and kicking, simultaneously pushing down on my cervix and up on my ribs. Have babies ever just crawled out? Because that's what its feeling like! I swear my stretch marks have gotten worse in one day from this.