October Chat Thread - Page 4
Yeah, weight gain... I had my husband hide our scale from me at about 20 weeks, I was driving myself nuts! I only weigh myself at appointments now which is helpful, and yes try to focus more on eating well and walking A LOT. I've gained about 30 pounds in almost 33 weeks, but I'm feeling mostly fine about that. Though, I could totally do without the constant comments every time I leave the house, I'm a shorty at 5'2 and am carrying all that weight in my big round belly and people love to say I "look ready to pop" or "are you sure you aren't having twins?". It always makes me question myself, even though I know better. Meh...
Aw, baby has the hiccups right now... so sweet.
That is excellent advice!! The way I internally talk to myself sometimes is so far from what I aim for with DD... It's really a great way to shift paradigms.
Baby boy is making such big moves that some of them are kinda painful and I'm worried he turned around. I wish he'd engage his head already!
"Your body is beautifully designed, wise, and powerful. Numbers can't change that."
I just don't understand why when I do the same food choices, my blood sugars don't respond the same. This morning my fasting glucose was fine, and I ate the same meal for breakfast and lunch as I did yesterday, but high numbers and tried something different even with less carbs than I was supposed to have and it was highest of the day. It just makes cry. I want to be a good mother but I feel like so much is out of my control. I am so hungry and I have lost a pound in the last week. This is not good. I am going to be calling the dietician tomorrow. My follow up meeting isn't until Friday.
Lily, isn't that a wonderful way to think about self-talk? I totally can't take credit for it, straight from the mouth of our doula. I too struggle with being so unbelievably hard on myself and definitely don't want my kid to ever feel that from me. I guess it has to start from within, so, I'm trying
I'm so excited to see my midwife this week, it's been 3 weeks since our last visit and I am anxious to see how baby is growing and what position he/she is in. I'm constantly trying to figure it out but I really have no clue most of the time. I'm 33 weeks today... how is that possible?! Technically full term in a MONTH, get out of town!! I'm playing it safe though and fully expecting to go to 42 weeks with a long labor, hopefully that will save me any disappointment.
Whitney, I may have to chalk up yesterday to the little amount of sleep I got on Saturday night and the stress I was feeling because DH basically told me Saturday night that he was going to "clean and organize" the house on Sunday since I wasn't doing it fast enough for his liking. Well the babies room is not empty except for the cribs that need to be set up and some baby stuff people have given us already and one dresser. I agree with him, it does look better with less stuff, but feeling under duress to do it RIGHT NOW wasn't a good thing.
On a whole other note... who else needs to bare their belly whenever possible? lol. Every night I end up hanging out on the couch with my belly sticking out.
And I'm annoyed preggo today. Someone I know vaguely is being a complete know it all and driving me bonkers. She also volunteers in another group of the same group I belong to and just has this habit of talking down to me since she is 10ish years older than I am and has been volunteering longer. I hate being talked down to. Tempted to just unfriend her on fb....
Taryn, sorry to hear your "friend" is being ornery. Some people just don't get it how their words come across.
Yeah, DH and I found a dresser for the boys! Seventy five dollars off of craigslist and it is solid wood, not that particle board trash! The seller even delivered it to our house (we were maybe a mile away). Great deal for us. Now I feel like I have the furniture necessary to sort clothes and start organizing my boys' room.
Yay, Lilac, for the new dresser! DH and I recently agreed that we need to find a new dresser for DS, so the baby girl can get his hand-me-down dresser. I hope we find a deal, too!
Taryn, just this weekend, I started lifting my shirt up when I am sitting down on the couch. She has been so active, I almost watch my belly more than I am watching my shows.
I also have lots of preggo hormones affecting my mood....Today I am totally over work and everyone here at work. God bless them all. I promise it's nothing personal.
LOL, I'm sitting here with my belly out right now. Every opportunity I have, I pull my waistband down and my shirt up and sit around bare-bellied. :-P
Hahah you guys do that too? I'm getting more and more uncomfortable with anything on my belly so any chance I get, it's all out.
I so understand! Friday was my last day at work. Everyone was asking me how I feel or whether I'm excited to be off. Honestly, I felt mostly zombie like (probably the hormones) and my brain could not process anything...
I hear everyone about the angry preggo hormones!! I still have 8 or 7 weeks of work left, plus dealing with my family at home. Grrr!!! Luckily my boss is great, she's there if I need to talk to her, but shes super professional and doesnt cross boundaries. Its everyone else I have to deal with, rubbing my belly (roar!), asking how I'm feeling, and all I want is for them to finish their work and get it to me!! Luckily, another girl is 4 months along, so people are starting to notice and maybe she'll get some of the attention. They also keep comparing me with another girl who went on mat leave recently and was huge...sigh
Speaking of the midwife, had a prenatal today. It's always fun to go in and chat with her and her assistant. Haven't gained any weight in about 3 weeks, but I PACKED it on in the first and second trimesters (28 pounds so far)... glad it isn't keeping up at that rate, I was pretty freaked out for a while. And fundal height is on track so baby is growing just fine. Yay.
Fun to hear that some of our baby spaces are coming together. No new dresser for us but I do have plans to paint a hand-me down dresser a serious shade of blue. Waiting for DH to have time, maybe in the next couple weeks. Might be fun to share pictures as some of these things finalize...