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Weekly Chat Aug 13th - 18th

post #1 of 82
Thread Starter 

Time for a new chat thread.

 

Classes, classes, classes: this week breast feeding class tonight and car seat class Sunday, next week newborn class and budgeting class.

Saturday baby shower, Friday afternoon baby shower food prep.

Saturday while I'm gone hopefully carpet install, meanwhile this week ripping out old carpet, clearing out furniture and painting the baseboards.

The endless to do list...

 

What are everyone else's plans this week?

post #2 of 82

I'm working *sigh* and doing a little bit of cleaning. On Saturday we're going out to visit friends who had their baby last month. I'm slowly gathering baby supplies, really should do something about diapers but otherwise not much.

 

Aside from my prenatal visits which are combined with classes, the only other class I'm taking is one on how to make wooden arrows which is as far from baby-related as you can get really. :)

post #3 of 82
My three girls start school Thurdsay. As much as I'll miss them. I'm looking forward to the down time with just my son. Just not the waking up early morning rush. Boo. I also know the structured schedule is going to make the next 5 weeks fly by.
post #4 of 82
I haven't done any classes what so ever, birth is gonna b a shock lol
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This week is getting with the realtor to work on looking at houses we're interested in.  Our number one contender is a pool home which I am totally meh about.  I don't want the maintenance, but the home is in a great location with built-in equity and lots of room for my family and my mom.  The pool is literally the only thing holding me back.  Stupid pool, I wish it were a koi pond.

 

I just want to put the pregnancy on hold.  It's making it surreal seeing other moms in this DDC start to have babies.  I am so excited for them, but when I think about my own situation I think, "Nooooo!"  I feel guilty about that because with the girls I was SO EXCITED to meet them.  I am worried that me not wanting to give birth is leaving me with emotional baggage that might make labor longer or more painful (since on some level, I am fighting his arrival).  Any suggestions?

 

Tonight is one of the last two date nights between me and DH.  I want to do sushi (happy hour, so extra cheap!) and a night in playing board games; he wants to do a drive-thru dinner and spend out date-night budget on buying an expansion for a board game we have and love.  Both are good options, but my introverted self can't be arsed to want to go shopping.  I want to stuff myself with little fish and rice rolls and then sit like a plump Grecian goddess on my chair while I kick his ass at Ticket to Ride.  :)  I am SUCH a good wife!  /snort

post #6 of 82
I think I lost some of my plug last night. Just a small piece. I don't really know what else it could have been in the toilet after I peed last night... And I had small contractions about 10 minutes apart for an hour last night. Go baby, go! =)
post #7 of 82
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Originally Posted by dakipode View Post

Classes, classes, classes: this week breast feeding class tonight and car seat class Sunday, next week newborn class and budgeting class.

 

dakipode, so glad your baby shower is happening after all :) 

 

a budgeting class sounds great. we need to do two more classes, a CPR class and an infant care class. looking to sign us up for the dates in September. 

 

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Originally Posted by aidenn View Post

I just want to put the pregnancy on hold.  It's making it surreal seeing other moms in this DDC start to have babies.  I am so excited for them, but when I think about my own situation I think, "Nooooo!"  I feel guilty about that because with the girls I was SO EXCITED to meet them.  I am worried that me not wanting to give birth is leaving me with emotional baggage that might make labor longer or more painful (since on some level, I am fighting his arrival).  Any suggestions?

 

aidenn, can't get around a pool in Florida eh? ;) good luck!

 

as for the birth, being a FTM, i am only partially excited about the birth but mostly scared of the unknown and an experience i imagine to be rather painful. i am letting myself be inspired by my growing discomfort in these last weeks.. imagining soon i'll have "my old body" back (well in one way or another, at least). i'll be able to turn around in bed again (assuming i ever get to catch some sleep again?). i'll hopefully be rid of the back pain and the constant peeing and my general fatigue etc etc.. does that work tring to get yourself somewhat excited for the birth??

 

Serena, whatever happened to your plans to fly to Kenya (?) ? i'm thinking you must be getting close to that trip, no? 

 

CDsMom, whoa! is it "ok" to lose a part of your plug or are you going to get it checked out? i keep thinking i'm about to lose my plug but i think that's just this pressure i'm feeling at the moment. 

 

i am in my second week of maternity leave and not feeling terribly useful at the moment. i'm taking naps almost every day cause i have trouble sleeping at night. i have a lot of stuff on my to do list but don't know where to start right now. i guess i should start with the disability insurance since it's somewhat pressing timewise if i wanted to apply for it. 

 

we're expecting the car seat to get here any day now, so we're planning on getting the car cleaned out and checked out soon too. would make a good goal for this week to get all of that behind us. 


DF just told me he wants to start packing the hospital bag today. 

i think i've had some success to get him to stay at home for the remaining time and have his weekly band practice in our place instead of that other guy's place. hooray!

 

hope this week will unfold to be more productive than it looks like right now!

post #8 of 82
No plans here. Which is making my days draaaaaag. I need to do something to make the days go faster but I just can't muster up the energy. Plus I can only walk for a few minutes before I have to stop. We did finally buy a new dresser big enough for both kids clothes that should be here Friday. So then I can finish washing the 0-3 month clothes and put both kids clothes away. The crib has been primed and is just waiting for paint. I would gladly take that task on myself since I'm just home a day everyday, but it's not a task you can do with a rambunctious 2 year old around. So hopefully dh will do that this weekend. Once that is done and set up I think we are officially ready! And I'll be anxiously hoping I go into labor before my c section date.
post #9 of 82
It will regenerate, but if it doesn't, it's okay because it wasn't the whole thing.
post #10 of 82
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Originally Posted by aidenn View Post

This week is getting with the realtor to work on looking at houses we're interested in.  Our number one contender is a pool home which I am totally meh about.  I don't want the maintenance, but the home is in a great location with built-in equity and lots of room for my family and my mom.  The pool is literally the only thing holding me back.  Stupid pool, I wish it were a koi pond.

You could always turn the pool into a huge pond winky.gif

 

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Originally Posted by katalopolis View Post

 

Aside from my prenatal visits which are combined with classes, the only other class I'm taking is one on how to make wooden arrows which is as far from baby-related as you can get really. :)

Cool!

 

Lots of classes or similar here. We just finished out childbirth class yesterday (was so so, didn't really learn much, though I think it was super useful for DH - and it forced us to actually pack our transfer bag). Tomorrow and the next couple of Wednesdays we have after birth class (newborn care, etc), CPR and car seat check (which we installed last Sunday) next weekend. I also wanted to make it to a LLL meeting, but we'll see if I have the time and energy for that.

post #11 of 82
vc2013- I couldn't go to kenya,was supposed to fly 2 weeks ago but the doctors wouldn't allow me to fly when they found out baby was breech. I still got 1 more week before my DB comes home. 2 months has gone soooo slow.

On one hand I'm ready for baby to come, and the waiting around is so boring I'm not used to it. But then again the thought of being a mum and being responsible for a tiny little person in just 4 weeks is scaring the crap out of me!
post #12 of 82

Read a scary article. I live rurally so not too much of a concern for me but I could see how this would make me nervous in the city..

 

Hacker broke into a families wifi network and the camera baby monitor and was saying sexual things while watching their 2yr old.

http://www.kctv5.com/story/23124908/hacker-taunts-child-over-baby-monitor

 

Also I have a friend that works at a popular baby/child clothing chain that is in most malls(but I imagine this happens in other stores too). Today she was telling me how she got sick and had a rash from the clothes last week because of all the pesticides on them. Certain clothes that are imported through Mexico are sealed in plastic bags at the border and soaked in pesticides. My friend said the clothes are normally still wet with pesticides when they get to the store. How GROSS!! Worry about flame retardants and a million other things but now I have clothes soaked in pesticides!

post #13 of 82
Yep-I used to be a manager at Gymboree. Pretty much any new clothing from overseas or other countries that isn't specifically labeled organic is doused with pesticides to protect them from critters during shipment. Don't ever put new clothes on without washing first!! Especially kiddos.

I had my 35w appt today. I'm please to report baby is nice and head down. Yay! I'm Gavin a lot of sciatic pain in my right hip an down my leg so I'm still going to see a chiro, but at least I don't have to worry about turning her.

One more day of summer break. I'm happy and sad. But being down to one kid during the day is exciting. Lol
post #14 of 82
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Originally Posted by thefreckledmama View Post

Yep-I used to be a manager at Gymboree. Pretty much any new clothing from overseas or other countries that isn't specifically labeled organic is doused with pesticides to protect them from critters during shipment. Don't ever put new clothes on without washing first!! Especially kiddos.

I had my 35w appt today. I'm please to report baby is nice and head down. Yay! I'm Gavin a lot of sciatic pain in my right hip an down my leg so I'm still going to see a chiro, but at least I don't have to worry about turning her.

One more day of summer break. I'm happy and sad. But being down to one kid during the day is exciting. Lol

 



My friend also works at a Gymboree. What do they do for the organic clothes so they stay critter free? Besides organic clothes being softer I guess thats another good reason to buy them...

 

Glad baby is head down BTW! Lots of pain here too but we only have a little bit of time left. :)

post #15 of 82
I'm not sure what they do-but I know the use of pesticides is strictly prohibited if the garment is organic.

Gymboree always did and still does have a very specific smell to their stores. Ugh. I love their clothes but I hate that about them. I'm always pleased when I find good scores at resale shops because they really are quality clothes-and then I know they've been washed to the point of any chemicals being long gone.
post #16 of 82
Wow I had no idea about the pesticides on the clothes!!!!! That is crazy!!!

We just closed on our house yesterday!!! I'm feeling happy, sad and a whole slew of emotions.
post #17 of 82
That's insane!! I had no idea about pesticides on clothes! I'm usually pretty good about washing all my dd's clothes before putting them on her but now I'll be adamant about it. And with mine and dh's too! And I have obviously have already washed all this baby's new and hand me down clothes. That is just so crazy to me.
post #18 of 82
Oh also, I just now realized that my c-section date could be as soon as 2 weeks from today. 14 days from right now I could be cuddling and nursing my baby! I'm so excited and so over being pregnant. I'd gladly welcome her a little sooner than that, but at least there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
post #19 of 82
I have a doctor appt tomorrow (will be doing my GBS test) and then have to haul horses around the province for most of Friday. Then there is a big Folk Festival with awesome ethnic food all weekend in the city near us that we want to go to.. and I want to take DS to see Planes this weekend. Still working on cleaning and organizing our house and baby clothes. Then next week my mom arrives and then hopefully baby will arrive next weekend!

I lost some of my mucus plug tonight too CDsMom! Yay for progress smile.gif
post #20 of 82
Aidenn, I owned a house with a pool for a while. It was a PITA if things got out of balance, but it was great that the kids could swim every day. Good luck deciding.

VC, glad your DH is being a little better about being there for you! Good of him to move band practices to your place.

The pesticide/clothing thing is really freaky!!

Thank you to everyone who responded to my long post in last week's thread about my ongoing provider/birthplace quandary. I wish I'd gotten back to it in time(on a real computer) to quote individually.

We got internet yesterday, so today I finally sat down and composed a response to my MWs. I'm half expecting them to fire me now. I am still so torn about this decision. I like everything about a home birth except lack access to emergency care here on the island, and I'm trying not to make a fear based decision.

My email to the MWs was mostly to respond to the snappish email they sent me last week demanding that I hurry up and make a decision (when I'd already told them I'd decided on home birth), but I said this about the student MW (sorry- I'm on an iphone and can't italicize this bit to make it stand out from my post.):
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I also feel like perhaps some of the issue is due to an underlying tension that I have been very hesitant to speak up about, for fear of hurting feelings or offending anyone. I have been uncomfortable with some of my interactions with ***** in your office, and I have not known how to address this. I find her warm and friendly, kind and genuine, and in no way do I wish to make her feel unwelcome during my visits to your office- it is not a personality issue. My problem is that, after having my own first hand experiences with pregnancy and birth, I don't have as many questions this time around, and I want to address those concerns I do have to experienced providers. I know your practice is relatively new, but I have put my trust and faith in your education and experience as midwives. As she is still a student with admittedly limited practical experience, I would feel more comfortable if ***** allowed the midwives to answer questions before offering advice, but she frequently speaks up first.

My discomfort with this issue has led to some awkwardness on my part, and I apologize for that. I haven't known how to discuss this, but I feel like at this point I really needed to address this in order to clear the air. Perhaps I am being over sensitive, but I have wondered if I'm picking up on a "what's her problem?" vibe at some of my appointments lately. I'm very bad at hiding my feelings, so I'm not surprised if I've come off as stiff or cold at times because I'm uncomfortable.
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Anyway, I hope that does what I want and makes them aware of my issue without making them defensive. We'll see. At least I got it off my chest.
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