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September Chat Threadpost #1 of 1059/1/13 at 3:43pmThread Starterpost #2 of 1059/1/13 at 4:04pmpost #3 of 1059/1/13 at 4:58pmpost #4 of 1059/1/13 at 5:09pmpost #5 of 1059/2/13 at 12:06am
oops posted in the August chat before seeing this thread...
Michelle so sorry to hear about your DH. And so strange to give him a raise then let him go within a short period. My best friend was also laid off on Friday even though her boss was making plans with her two days before on a workshop she has to run in Oct. . It's probably budget cuts from the top.
AFM - Got ANOTHER cold on the weekend. I've never been so often sick in my life although this one seems to be mild and on it's way out. And I'm excited that I finally managed to get my todo list done (spoiler - it's long). I'll have to edit it and post it on the Todo-thread. A lot of it has to do with the fact the winter is coming and we're totally unprepared!
Lida - I also have long BH where it seems my belly is tight for an extended time. Standing on my feet or doing a lot of physical work (particularly one specific physical activity ) increases both frequency and length..
And in two weeks, it's the third trimester!post #6 of 1059/2/13 at 4:09amI just clicked on the November DDC by accident and saw someone just had their baby
Mind you, she was due end of Oct, but some of you are due end of Nov, right? Man, we're close... I still feel like I have ages to go. I guess the whole giving birth thing hasn't sunk in yet. I think it's because it's still summer and I know this is a winter baby.
Yesterday my DH and I had a fantastically productive day. We got all the kids' into their new rooms, set up all their furniture and bought a new TV . On Saturday, we went to one of the trendy parts of town for a walk, and I found 3 maternity skirts and a dress at a consignment store. It was fun window shopping at all the fancy boutiques. And I finally treated myself to a shellac pedicure. No more uncomfortable bathroom sink pedicures for me this pregnancy! This pedicure should last me until closed-shoe season, and then I will get it removed and let my toes breathe for the winter.which reminds me, I need some shoes...my feet have swollen right out of all my closed work shoes
Finally, yesterday I accomplished something else off my pre-baby list: I told DD2 that there was a new baby bunny just born who needed all her pacifiers. And I threw out all the ones I could find. It was a bit of a rough day for her nap and at bedtime, but there's no turning back. I just have to find the rest of her stash now...I'm pretty sure she has some hidden all over the house. And tomorrow I have to get her babysitter on board....which I don't think will be a problem.
Today, the plan is to get all the rest of the baby stuff into the baby's room, so it's all in one spot for me to work on, as well as getting all the kids's toys into their rooms and organized, and getting the basement set up. We also have some pictures to hang in the girls's rooms, and I'm meeting a friend for lunch.
I'm so happy this is a long weekend...I'm starting to think I need one of these every week!post #7 of 1059/2/13 at 4:13ampost #8 of 1059/2/13 at 10:33amYeah, two and a half weeks until the third trimester for me! And I get my 4D ultrasound at my 28 week appointment, yay! Although, I need to call and verify that, because I realized that no one mentioned it when I was setting up my appointment. I'm going based on what the ultrasound tech told me at my 20 week appointment, which is that she always does the 4D ultrasound at 28 weeks.
So, tomorrow is our first day of school! Today I need to get my older two kids' school installed on the computers. I'm hoping it will work on the two laptops that my son just put together, so they aren't using the good computers for half the day every day (meaning no one else can use them). Then, tomorrow I have to take DD15's dog to the vet to get her shots, and I have to do my #1 most hated task -- make phone calls. I have to call to get a refill on DS11's ADHD prescription, call to try to get an appointment with a new pedi closer to our house, call to check that I am getting my 4D ultrasound at my next OB appointment, and call to reschedule DS14's appointment at the MDA clinic, because I accidentally scheduled it at the same time as my OB appointment. I'm hoping to get it moved back a couple hours on the same day, since the two are right by each other on the other side of town and DH already has the day off work to go with me.
But, ugh. I DESPISE making phone calls. Especially calls where I'm hoping to convince someone to do something they might not want to do (like give me another appointment on the same day when it's only two weeks out).post #9 of 1059/2/13 at 2:30pm
Yep, september is here. To me, it means summer is just around the corner. F*cking summer! I hate feeling hot, and I can see that being pregnant is going to make it much worse. I am suffering in anticipation.
Michelle, I'm sorry about your husband. You sound like he could get another job easily, and that's great, but still I can imagine it must be stressful news.
Lilykay, wich parte of Germany do you live in? I was in Frankfurt and Heidelberg last march, and I was expecting warmer days, but we got the extended winter on spring, that storm that had a lot of airports in Europe shut down because of the snow. We weren't that much prepared, we didn't have a lot of winter clothes, so we pretty much froze ove there.
Anyway, I am confused. In wich week does the third trimester begin? I was checking online, but some websites says it's in the 27th (next friday for me), other the 28th, and others the 29th.
Lidamama, I would LOVE to have my little one come early (but not because there's something wrong, but because he is ready and cooked) simply because I hate having this huge belly and because I want him to be as older as possible for christmas and new year's time.post #10 of 1059/2/13 at 2:44pmI am going by week 28 for the third trimester. The problem is that 40 weeks doesn't divide evenly into thirds. So you can go by 39 weeks (39/3 = 13 weeks per trimester), or by 42 weeks (42/3 = 14 weeks per trimester). But then I've seen some divisions that don't do either of those, and the length of each trimester varies wildly. I'm pretty sure it's almost completely arbitrary, and based on the whim of whoever you ask.
I expect my baby to be born around 41-42 weeks, so I'm going with 14 weeks per trimester. That makes the second trimester start at 14 weeks, and the third start at 28. If you go with 13 weeks per, then you just have to decide which trimester you want to be one week longer than the rest.
ETA: Oh, yeah, you can also do it according to how many months you are. So the second trimester begins when you are three months, and the third begins when you are six months. But there's confusion about that, too! Some people state how many "months" they are based on how many weeks divided by four. Others go by actual calendar months. Either way, you still end up hitting nine months well before you get to 40 weeks, so that's not perfect either.
Here's a calculator I found that uses three different methods to figure out what trimester you are in, and gives you dates based on each. Note that these are three entirely different methods than any of the ones I mentioned above. Again, it seems like everybody does it differently!
Edited by michelleepotter - 9/2/13 at 2:56pmpost #11 of 1059/2/13 at 4:18pm
I go by 28 weeks being third tri. 2.5 more weeks for me.
I am about to go crazy at night with restless legs syndrome. NOTHING is getting rid of it (I've tried magnesium supplements, stretching, homeopathic tablets, RLS cream, bar of Ivory soap in the bed, baking soda before bed, zero caffeine, even half a sleeping tablet). I can't imagine not sleeping for 3.5 more months! :( I am going to order compression sleeves for my legs and see if that helps at all.post #12 of 1059/3/13 at 3:23am
I'm living in small-ish city close to the Dutch border. I remember last year we had a colder-than-usual summer. This year it was much nicer. We just moved to our new place and we still have no proper lighting (it gets dark around 4 in the afternoon here in the winter so proper lighting is essential). Also it gets really really cold "sometimes" and I still have no winter clothes for DD or winter maternity stuff for me (this is going to get expensive). I HATE shopping so I try to do most of it online...
I'm going by 28 weeks for the 3rd trimester but honestly I don't remember why. I just pulled a number out of my head, must've read it somewhere! And I'm feeling 3rd-trimerstery: heavy heavy heavy. It really feels like my stomach grew overnight. We're past the cute baby bump stage here. (Looks down) Yup, this is a big watermelon or beach ball. Belly button popped out. Can't see my feet, can't shave properly, once on the ground I have to do a maneuver to actually get up again (which is apparently amusing for DP ).
Any ideas how to figure out the baby's position, I'm so curious. I'm feeling kicks everywhere, at the top of my uterus and then sometimes other ones at the very bottom (against my pelvic area). My guess he's head-down but perhaps stretching completely.post #13 of 1059/3/13 at 8:36ampost #14 of 1059/3/13 at 10:42am
Woo-hoo for September! I just realized I had yet to update my signature -- I got to jump from 24 wks to 27 wks! I count 27 wks as the beginning of the 3rd trimester (using the same link that Michelle posted, based on baby development).
Michelle, (((HUGS))) for DH and the job situation. That is awesome that he is so highly desired by other companies!
LilyKay, I hear you on the watermelon -- my belly is definitely heavier. My DH says that it is hard to tell I am pregnant from behind EXCEPT I am clearly walking like a pregnant woman. Hello, waddle!
Baby movements are just starting to be visible on the outside--> well, I really noticed it only once but it was sooooooooooo exciting.
I am excited about trying to map out the baby's position using the info on spinning babies, too. I have been waiting for 30 wks before I start trying, but now I am a bit curious too.
(I have been trying to do the daily exercises: http://spinningbabies.com/more-info/for-pregnancy/daily-activities ) at least every other day.post #15 of 1059/3/13 at 1:50pmpost #16 of 1059/4/13 at 4:25pm
I have a huge belly as well. It's uncomfortable, but I manage quite fine thanks to pilates. I have mild back pain, and it gets worse every morning, taking those few steps when I get up from bed. But I am getting stronger every class, I had a really good exercise today, I am a lot stronger and stable in the core, the back, the arms and legs. It helps managing this big unstable body (wich will get bigger *sigh*)
Lilykay, my MW palpated my abdomen in the last appointment, and she made me palpate as well, and I was able to recognize the head (he is head down). It felt round and hard (obviously). I feel the movements in the high part and the low part of the uterus, so I guess he moves his legs and his arms. Maybe you could try to feel the baby, see if you can recognize the head.
Earthwalker, I started seeing the movements on the outside too! It's sooo weird!
So I guess I will go with 28 weeks for third trimester. This pregnancy thing has completely taken my thoughts hostage. I am addicted to online research, but I don't think I have researched as much in my life as to what I do now. I guess it is true that once you have a child, your life is never the same.post #17 of 1059/4/13 at 4:50pm
Hello ladies--I was wondering if you could help me out. We accidentally spilled fish oil/omega liquid supplement on our off-white carpet in the hallway. Don't ask how, I don't know :) our dog takes the liquid version for her skin/coat health and someone must have spilled it while taking it out of the pet supply closet. Anyways, I have tried OxyClean, vinegar, detergent, dish soap...and while the smell is gone, I cant take out the big orange stain. Any advice?post #18 of 1059/6/13 at 3:47amI'm sorry, Eric's Mama, I wish I knew. :-\
So, apparently this baby really likes to listen to her big sister play violin. The last couple of days, she woke up and was dancing around like crazy the entire time that I was listening to DD (8 yo) practice. Which really made DD happy, as she's been feeling discouraged about playing.
Last night I finally managed to sleep through the night without waking up choking on stomach acid. It doesn't seem to matter what I eat, or when, and no over the counter treatment has helped. But I guess I finally found an arrangement for my pillows that props me up high enough without hurting my neck (by putting a pillow under my upper body, too), so gravity helps keep the acid down. Thankfully! I thought I was going to have to start sleeping sitting up again.post #19 of 1059/6/13 at 4:10am
Erics Mama, maybe try baking soda or cornstarch to suck up the oil and then vacuum it away? You might have do it a few times since those rug fibers probably trap a lot.
Michelle, glad you found a pillow arrangement that works. I have been doing something similar in addition to taking my zantac because sometimes the acidy stomach just doesn't go away completely. I even contemplated getting one of those wedge cushions to keep my upper body elevated, but oh, I like to sleep horizontal, not with my body at a 20 to 30 degree angle.post #20 of 1059/6/13 at 5:53am
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