Cwill- I have fuzzibunz as well! I really like them! - And yes I feel huge already too and am worried what I will look like in another 16 weeks.... lol!
September Chat - Page 2
23 weeks and feeling like a giant wall of baby for sure! Getting out of bed is getting way difficult, lol. Its taking me a little while. I can't believe I'll get so much bigger! Scary I'm also starting to misjudge just how large the belly is getting. I keep whacking into cabinets and the sink, doors- I'm so clumsy! I think its about time to trade in my flip flops since I seem to keep tripping over shit
I've got to start finding ways of building my stash of CD. I have some left over Bum Genius AIO but they were so very bulky. I also have some other kind of snap ones that sometimes leaked. I need more so will start working towards this.
I was very slow to gain weight at first but it's starting to add up now. Luckily no tripping but YES very hard to swing out of bed, off a couch, off the ground while exercising or sitting with kids / pets. After a significant fall during my first pregnancy tripping over one of my cats I luckily make sure I move more slowly around them when my balance can be easily off. :)
I'm getting excited because I have my next midwife appt next Tuesday. It's only my second appointment and I'm hoping I made the right choice.
Yeah, I have some Bum Genius too and they're fine now that DS was older, but they're still not my favorites.
Weight gain has not been slow at all for me! I was starving through the first trimester and a good part of the second and ate my way through the nausea. I was still nursing DS in the beginning and nursing just seriously kicked my butt. I was getting back to a healthy weight when I got pregnant, but I think the combo of the two did me in again and my body just needed fuel. My supply still went down to nothing and I gained a bunch of weight way early. I seem to be on track to end up at the same weight I was when DS was born, which is kind of interesting. And honestly, I don't love being that heavy, but if I get a little cushion against the severe weight loss I had last time, I'm ok with gaining even a little more.
Clumsy, yeah. My dog and I went to an agility class tonight and I was tripping over everything. I did agility with my other dog until 38 weeks last time, but I'm thankful we're finishing up in a couple of weeks here. It's kind of embarrassing. I'm worse than all the old ladies with their miniature poodles.
I'm so excited. Second midwife appointment tomorrow. I may be looney but we are making it a family affair. My kids both may have some ADHD issues (as I may as well) all undiagnosed so there really never is down or quiet time with them. The culture where I am going is quiet and calm. Very soft spoken. So hopefully it all goes well and isn't too stressful.
Curious to see how this all goes but am syched about finally having another appointment and hoping I made the right choice in providers. I had a dream that I gave birth out of the hospital last night and was laying in the bed right after birthing with my newborn which the dream said was a boy. I just couldn't tell from the dream if it was a bed somewhere else or my own bed at home.
Fun! Appointments are weird. Because if everything is ok, they seem so useless. I get excited because it's hitting another milestone, another month down. But they're pretty dull at the OB office. Weight, BP, pee in a cup, check for heart rate, bye-bye. :) But having them spread out would make them feel like bigger milestones and I'm sure your midwife will be a lot chattier than my doctor. Are you having a homebirth or birth center birth?
I go this week too. DS has been to a couple appointments and will come this time. He's still too young to be much trouble though. And he's pretty shy so he'll just stick with me for the appointment. Maybe your kids will pick up on the vibe of the place and be quiet and calm themselves!
I'm excited because DH and I mostly worked out childcare for when this LO is born. I didn't want to ask my mom or MIL to fly out for an unspecified amount of time AND I loved our quiet little family time right after DS was born. I really want to have that again. The time to stretch and adjust as a little family before inviting the rest of the world in. Our friend offered to watch DS whenever we need her! He loves her and her family and is very comfortable at their house and used to going there. So yay!
Yay for working out childcare. That can be very stress inducing if it's up in the air so what a great achievement to have it ironed out. And I get the not wanting family to fly in right at the time of birth. Personally I am a "by myself type" and brutally honest truth is that my VBAC attempt with my DS was made harder due to having MIL visiting when I should have been going into labor. so I get needing quiet time after the new baby.
If things play out we will be having this baby in a cottage by where my midwife works / lives. I really struggled with making the decision on this MW because of the distance when one is willing to come to my home. This MW has a ton more experience though and is cheaper which we really need.
Catwmandu- Good luck with your appointment today! I hope everything works out perfectly! My DD (who is a little ball of energy) is always at my midwife appointments, but they are here at my house. Luckily my midwife has 6 children of her own and is not bothered by my crazy little one running all around. I hope you are happy with your decision! My next appointment is on Friday and she is coming late enough so my husband can be at this one! I always get excited for my appointments. My midwife is super sweet and we always end up talking for around an hour. She just makes me feel so comfortable which is super important to me since this will (Lord willing) be my first home birth!
Its been a crazy month here for us starting with head lice!!! ugg! the start of a new job for DH, start up of our homeschool group activities, painting the outside of our place before the rain(just made it!) ultrasound, DH birthday, our tenant of 3 years being transferred and moving and having to prep the rental for future rental, a big family reunion this last weekend and one more Farmers Market this coming weekend. But October is in view!
Other than low iron and that I haven't starting gaining weight yet (gallstone diet) all is well. ultrasound went well. The technician gave us all (DH and all the kids) an awesome show and tell. Babe bounces around making the technician work hard to get measurements. But then they put the gender in the report and now our MW knows and we don't! its kinda bugging me . She said she would just disregard the information... ah well.
I have started searching out diapering options seeing as I sold all of our mother-ease last year. I am thinking I might try sewing some from the wazoodle kits since they are so cheap. Bamboo and organic cotton, pre-cut for $3.50 a piece! but my sewing is crap! But today I found out that a friend has been holding out on me and not only does she sew but she has a serger and knows how to use it! (my sister has one but has never used it :) ). Have any of you had experience with sewing diapers, wazoodle or just awesome diapers you could share? (I have made notes of the ones listed above!).
So nice to catch up reading September posts - sounds like everyone is growing and feel well!
Oh that is hard Lovebug when you've had the ultrasound and they know the gender and you don't. That is strength for sure.
My appointment went well. The kids did bounce off the wall but oh well. And my youngest (4) got very upset when they tested the iron.I'm still hoping I made the right choice in providers. The first appointment I met the main (most experienced midwife) but this last one the midwife seemed uncertain on a few things. Obviously no way of knowing who will be at the birth.
It sounds like you've been busy lovebug! It would bug me if my provider knew the sex too (although I often suspect he does, as he did the ultrasound - but he's good at keeping his mouth shut!). As for making diapers, I'm no help. If we had a sewing machine, I would totally try. And I would love a sewing machine, but we have no. space. The thought of trying to rearrange the entire house in order to keep a sewing machine and supplies take away from any pleasure the sewing machine would actually bring. I'm so sick of rearranging. I love a tiny house, but that is its major drawback.
Cat, when do you go back? Sometimes I really like my provider and sometimes I feel pretty meh about him. Everyone I know who uses him thinks he's the absolute best. And when I switched from midwife to OB care, he was the most recommended. But I basically think he's adequate. LOL
I had my appointment this morning and came away with a question. I am measuring super far ahead. 6 weeks! He did not seem concerned. Didn't order an US or anything. Reminded me of the glucose test next month. Everything at last month's US was good. Baby was on target for age. My weight gain is within normal range. I have felt "squishy" so maybe there's some extra fluid in there. I think I'll test my blood sugar over the next few days and see if that's all in range. I measured a little ahead with DS, but like 2-3 weeks. Not 6! Does anyone have any experience or knowledge about this?
That's it. I'm shipping my animals away for a few days (If you knew me you would never in a thousand years think I'd say that) or checking into a hotel.
My 6 year old and 4 year old are sometimes restless sleepers to begin with on their own but combine that with dog nails on wood floor at 2am echoing through the house, the lapping of the water, the throwing up the water from drinking too much too fast. On of the cats spitting up his food and random other pet disturbances during the night and then yes the fact that the baby is punching and kicking all night long and oh yes having to pee a bunch of times. I need some sleep. :)
cwill: I'm scheduled to go back in about 5 weeks. It was a struggle to find a provider who was willing to assist with a VBA2C and out of the hospital so it's a very experienced lay midwife practice. It's just a really far drive. It was also a struggle because there is a less experienced midwife who was willing to come to my home for the birth but the cost increase and the less experience of that one was why I chose this one. Still hoping I made the right choices and honestly won't know fully until after this LO arrives.
As far as the measurements I wouldn't be concerned. I too have barely gained (10 pounds or so) but my stomach measured quite a bit ahead. It was a different midwife - I think a little less experienced with measuring. She did mention that measuring me was difficult due to my abdominal muscles having parted a tiny bit at the top therefore making it hard to determine the top of the uterus.
Catwmandu - lets all find a spa and meet there! no kids and no pet nails on floors (I have taken to removing the collar from mind too because it jingles with the nails tapping!!!!) and someone to pamper us between naps!
Last night my daughter came into our bed AGAIN. Up until about a month ago she slept with us so this isn't a huge deal in her mind but I am not having good sleep either and despite the removed collar(on the dog) I was at my wits end last night too! My kids and DH have been pushing for a kitten lately and after reading your post I am even firmer in my resolve to not go there yet! :)
I am sorry for your crummy sleep situation and hope it improves but perhaps we should all look into inexpensive retreats for pregnant women!
Stuck in an earplug at 1:30 this morning. Click clack click clack - dog eating all the cat food echoing throughout the house. I padded downstairs and told him no. He didn't think that was okay.
It's a cycle. He steals their food, they then meow and step on my head starting at 5am or whenever they see signs of life.