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post #21 of 98
Spectacularly hilarious.
post #22 of 98
I can easily imagine how that would happen but I'm mortified thinking about it! That is totally something that would happen to me. Ack!
post #23 of 98
I would be mortified too but think you handled it perfectly.
Since we just got home last night breastfeeding in public hasn't been a worry. But i spent most of my postpartum stay at the hospital topless...
post #24 of 98

Glad everyone has gotten a chuckle from my 9 year old story.  :)  That little nursling now is quick with all the multiplication tables and has equal upper body strength as me and has bigger feet than I do.  How does the time go by so fast???

post #25 of 98
Serafina that's so funny 😂
post #26 of 98
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Originally Posted by CDsMom1031 View Post

I wear a tank top under my shirt. So the tank top covers my belly, the shirt I pull up and it covers everything up top, then the baby covers the actual nipple. It prevents me having to use a cover. My kids sweat really bad so this is a good alternative.

I do this too. But it's nice to have nursing tanks to keep me cool so I don't have to wear two shirts. My bebes are also little furnaces and super distractible so that made a cover impossible. I just don't like nursing a tiny baby in public. Because they nurse all damn day and are a pain to position. Once I get regular cradle position mastered I'm better with it. My DH also causes a lot of stress because he's the owner of my boobs and will hurt anyone who looks at them. Lol. At least that's how it feels. It's cute and protective of him but annoying too.

Serafina-- that story is hilarious!!! OMG. Those BOOBS shirts are awesome. Too bad I didn't buy a couple before DH got laid off. Boo.

Mama Ana-- yes dressing rooms saved me. Having a super distractible baby made nursing in the open real hard sometimes and it was nice to have a rest too.
post #27 of 98

He thinks guys are trying to get their jollies by catching a glimpse of boob that is breastfeeding an infant?  That's insane.  Guys are not.  There's the internet.  They don't need to skeeve around places where babies are to see a bit of side boob flesh to get their masturbatory fantasy fodder.

 

Oh and the boob shirts are pricey but I have some that are ten years old that are still holding up beautifully so sometimes you do get what you pay for!  I know you guys are dealing with a real financial crunch though with your husband being laid off, so if we were the same size I'd send you one!  Mine are all small or xs.

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Originally Posted by tillymonster View Post
  My DH also causes a lot of stress because he's the owner of my boobs and will hurt anyone who looks at them. Lol. At least that's how it feels. It's cute and protective of him but annoying too.

Serafina-- that story is hilarious!!! OMG. Those BOOBS shirts are awesome. Too bad I didn't buy a couple before DH got laid off. Boo. 
post #28 of 98

Bit of a scare with her heartbeat today at my appointment.  It was over 170 as she wiggled around doing some wild gymnastics, so they had me come back after awhile and test it again.  An hour later she had calmed down and it was back around 135, perfect.  It was a bit of a scare as they said if it wasn't lower I'd have had to go to the hospital and.... I don't know what.  There could have been a problem with her getting enough oxygen if her heart rate stayed high.  Glad that didn't happen!

 

Well sex, indian food, and raspberry leaf tea is my life.  So far it isn't helping but I do get contractions All. The. Time.  Like I have for six months pretty much.  Today the lower back dull crampy aches are pretty intense, more than 6 today, and each time it's a couple of minutes of the kind of intense period cramping that makes me hate the first day of my period each month.  It's not fair to be so often so uncomfy and not get any baby as a result.  At least not imminently.

post #29 of 98
I hope something happens for u soon serafina, u must feel like you've been pregnant forever! Lol
post #30 of 98

I really do!  Thanks for the sentiment, you hit the nail on the head.  :)

post #31 of 98
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Well sex, indian food, and raspberry leaf tea is my life.  

 

This is so me except replace indian food with walking!! Amazing how quickly the impatience can set in... I was feeling fine about her impending due date & the possibility of being late until I found out my doctor wants to induce me at 40+2 or 3 if I haven't gone into labor by then (39+4 now). Apparently there are concerns because I've been on Lovenox (blood thinners) all pregnancy and stopped them at 38w. Obviously her health is #1, but I can't help feeling disappointed because I really didn't want to be induced! Now I feel like the clock is ticking for me to have the birth I want to have. Last night I felt crampy every time I got up to pee and was thinking "maybe this is finally it!" but no. Nothing. I am going mad! Going in on Fri for a membrane sweep and we'll make induction date for next week, but praying she decides to come before then. 

 

I'm so glad the heartbeat thing was quickly resolved, how scary that must have been!!! 

post #32 of 98
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Originally Posted by Serafina33 View Post
 

Bit of a scare with her heartbeat today at my appointment.  It was over 170 as she wiggled around doing some wild gymnastics, so they had me come back after awhile and test it again.  An hour later she had calmed down and it was back around 135, perfect.  It was a bit of a scare as they said if it wasn't lower I'd have had to go to the hospital and.... I don't know what.  There could have been a problem with her getting enough oxygen if her heart rate stayed high.  Glad that didn't happen!

 

Well sex, indian food, and raspberry leaf tea is my life.  So far it isn't helping but I do get contractions All. The. Time.  Like I have for six months pretty much.  Today the lower back dull crampy aches are pretty intense, more than 6 today, and each time it's a couple of minutes of the kind of intense period cramping that makes me hate the first day of my period each month.  It's not fair to be so often so uncomfy and not get any baby as a result.  At least not imminently.

I felt the EXACT.SAME.WAY. the last three weeks. It's tiring and emotionally draining. I admit though, a few days before I gave birth I felt a blanket of peace cover me. I don't knw what it was a but a voice was just like "chill mama. it's soon. you really are climbing down the mountain now and you will see your little babe soon." I gave in to that thought and figured going to 42 weeks was in the cards and then poof! he came a few days later. I understand how you feel though. Just keep working through the emotions, this time in a month (For sure a month!) you will be holding your new babe! 

post #33 of 98
I also had a bit of a scare this am during my NST and AFI to check fluid levels. Baby looked great on NST but fluid appeared to be low. They took me downstairs to radiology (on a stretcher!) to get another US. At this point I was sure that I was going to have to be induced today. Then I went back up to L&D and finally someone comes in and says I can go home. I was just so happy! I truly was not expecting that. Guess everything looked good on the second US and after doing a bit of reading since on low fluid levels it seems like it's often just a reason to induce like "it's a big baby." Now I am happy to still be pregnant (41w tomorrow) and my perspective has been shifted for the better. Baby will come when it's ready though I have an appointment on Friday and will most likely have an induction scheduled for next Wed so it'd be really great if baby could come on its own before then. I haven't been checked but will do so on Fri and possibly a membrane sweep to hopefully kick my body into action this weekend.


Serafina- glad to hear baby is ok. Why do they scare us like that?! I am having the same symptoms and keep hoping "this is it." Every day I have tons of BH and now they're all day long. Some are stronger and campy feeling. I just keep thinking that maybe I'll be far along once I do go into labor.
Sarah- that stinks to hear about the induction but hopefully baby cooperates and comes out beforehand.

Hang in there, Mamas!
post #34 of 98

vegrunr, wow all that stress! Must have been scary. I'm glad they let you go home and that you didn't have to get an induction too soon. Looks like we'll both be getting a membrane sweep the same day, unfortunately I'm a week behind you which makes me a little nervous. Hope your little one decides to come soon so you can avoid that induction! 

post #35 of 98

39 +5 days and I started trying to spot symptoms today.  Unfortunately, not much to spot.  Or at least nothing that I think is meaningful.  I've been telling family "not before next week", but really, I'm ready anytime now.....

 

Serafina, Sarah1918, Vegrunr and anyone else still pregnant -- I hope things start moving along soon.

post #36 of 98
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  I just keep thinking that maybe I'll be far along once I do go into labor.

Me, too!  That's the hope I'm holding on to.  I was 2cm dilated a freakin' month ago, so surely my cervix is quite progressed after hundreds more contractions....God I hope so!

post #37 of 98
Good luck to all of you overdue ladies. Serafina, your breast milk story made me chuckle. Sounds like something out of Seinfeld.

I'm really irritated with DP right now. He does this in general: he tries something once or twice and if the outcome isn't perfect he gets grouchy and discouraged. Tonight it was over putting DS1 to sleep. He's 2, and he's always gone to sleep nursing, then after he weaned a couple of months ago, cuddling- with me. So the last few days have been really rough on him. 2 nights at grandma's house while we were at the hospital, and now dad trying to take over at home the last couple of days. DP really wants to handle it, but DS gets so sad, crying for me, and DP ends up calling me in to trade places. He's very discouraged and won't talk about the ideas I have to ease the transition, but he wants to rant about letting him CIO and, even though he has always been on board, now it is all my fault and my insistence on a gentle bedtime routine is going to spoil ds, etc.

I know he's just venting, but it's hard not to take it personally.
post #38 of 98
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I'm sorry, Jenny. If he sticks with it, it shouldn't take long to transition. He just needs to be patient. greensad.gif

Layla lost her cord. Sad face. She's growing up.
post #39 of 98
Thanks, CD. Adrian list his cord yesterday, too. Made me sad for the same reason. Time flies.

On that note, tonight DD1 brought me a form to fill out for school pictures, and as I wrote the check I realized this would be the last school pictures check if ever write for her, because she's a senior this year. Made me so sad and nostalgic. Aww, my babies... :'(
post #40 of 98
When liv lost her cord I was happy, as belly buttons gross me out lol
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