I have energy some days, like yesterday. Now today I'm tired and have been laying down most the day.
I have energy some days, like yesterday. Now today I'm tired and have been laying down most the day.
I ordered my birth kit and birth pool last week. YAY! As it gets closer I am getting more excited. I decided to decline GBS and just monitor our temps. I also might add colloidal silver in the birth pool before birth or peroxide to help prevent anything even more. I also think I will decline Vit K and just take the nettle tincture I am brewing and drink more nettle tea between now and then.
MamaEcho on the FB MDC group had her baby.
Stinky car seat - if the other ideas don't work, you could try stripping the car seat like you'd strip diapers with detergent build up. You put some dish soap in the wash, and keep running it until the suds go away. That's supposed to get rid of detergent residue, so it might get rid of the smell too.
Oof, I'm so uncomfortable today! I'm having lots and lots of contractions - not real ones, but some of them are pretty uncomfortable, and they were close enough together this evening that I was starting to wonder what was going on. I would be completely surprised to have the baby this early - I'm 37+4, but expecting to go at least a few days past my due date - but I don't want to ignore the signs, either. Not that there's much I can do about it either way, I suppose. I drank lots and lots of water, which usually makes the braxton-hicks go away, and I think I'll go to bed soon, just in case. But my mom is still in Texas, and there's no one else I really want in the house to watch the boys. *shrug* I think they'd be fine anyway, the computer and TV are really good babysitters (okay, I can say that without feeling bad, because I usually restrict their screen time pretty severely), but my mom will be upset. I'm mostly just trying not to get all excited for nothing. :) I'll just keep telling myself that this is not real, and try to ignore the way my lower back is feeling... Maybe it's just the baby's elbows, he seems to be really shoving one of them out to the side hard. Or it could be clambering around at the play gym on all the super-squishy mats that make it hard to walk (we had a birthday party), or walking around the neighborhood after that with my son selling cub scout popcorn...
At least I finally made some progress last week on my to do list! I got all the clothes switched over to cold weather (just in time, we've had an early cold snap here! It's actually been great, it's the first time in months that I haven't been hot and sweaty all day. My husband was very nice about not turning the heat on in the house until this morning, when the temperature inside hit 59. I guess I won't complain.) And I got all DS2's clothes out of the baby dresser, and moved his big brother's clothes to the top three drawers of his dresser so DS2 could use the two lower drawers. It barely fits with all the giant four-year-old pants, but I think it will work. So now all the baby clothes are in the baby dresser, and all the blankets are sorted, and the diapers are washed! We even cleaned out two closets and found the attachment for the birth tub hose so we can hook it up to the sink. :) And the good side of today's weird contractions is that it got my husband to blow up the birth tub to make sure it hadn't gotten holes in it since last time. It seems to be staying inflated, so that's good. So we're a lot more ready than we were. We still need to figure out a middle name, though. The only ones we can think of right now are so geeky that I don't know if I can stand it. :) (Atreyu is a pretty cool middle name, right? Or Aslan?) :lol
Yep, I think I'll stop making this post longer, and go to bed. :)
Sienna and Mamaecho right? Or did I miss someone?
Reading along when able. Been getting stuff done and relaxing. Losing lots of mucus plug-it's so strange to me since it didn't happen with the others. I'm pretty sure we skipped Vit K last time, I can't remember, will have to look at ds chart. Ordered my luna pads, but going to make the inserts. They have a pattern you can download and I have the fabric, might as well save some money, yet hope I have time to make them :) I did pick up some disposable pads just in case, plus the mw insists to use them while at the birth center to monitor amount of blood loss. One more bag to pack and I'm set.
Hey everyone! Sorry I dropped off the face of the earth for a while. I was pretty overwhelmed for a while, and everything here just kept getting longer and longer and hard to respond to. I am so excited by how close we are all getting, and have been watching to see if any more babies have arrived!
Sorry for those who are struggling with different pains and fatigue. I am still pretty exhausted most of the time, but trying to make sure everything is prepped for Baby. Bags are packed for the hospital, cradle set up at the foot of the bed. Car is cleaned and I will have my car seat soon. Baby showers are done and baby stuff washed and mostly sorted. I am having a hard time keeping up with mine and my husbands messes though. I am still working, and while it's a nice distraction I get pretty tired. Sleep has been pretty good however, which I am extremely thankful for. I am finding that I get irritated at everything though.
An update on my husband. He was supposed to leave for basic training at the beginning of this month. We were all prepared (as much as possible) and went up a night ahead of time (we live a couple hours away from the processing station) so that we could eat dinner with some friends and family, and be rested. I had to drop him off at his hotel room, which I was not allowed to even be in. I drove myself to my hotel. Got lost on the way and broke into tears when a couple of police men pulled me over to help and I tried to explain what was wrong. The next day when I got to the station I waited with both our families for a while before he came and told us that he was one pound under weight. We ended up waiting four hours or more (about seven hours for him) for them to tell us he wouldn't be allowed to go. They did what they could., but ultimately the doctors signature sealed his fate, and with our government shutdown being announced that morning they wouldn't budge on it. It was awful. He was heartbroken and humiliated and it was so hard to watch. Not to mention my own disappointment. We decided that maybe it was meant to be. I am certainly glad to have him with me still. But he has only just gotten a job and we are struggling a lot.
Not sure what I will do after baby comes. I was planning on quiting my job, but now I am afraid to. And I will only be leaving a week before my due date. Wish it was sooner.
But I am happy to have my husband safe and with me. And I am so happy to be meeting my baby in the not too distant future! I have been having braxton hicks for weeks now, but I am only 36 weeks, and suspect I still have a while.
I kind of fell behind too...
I had my home visit with my MW last week and I just ordered my birth kit today! I ordered some of the rest of the stuff off of our registry with my discount. I have all my HB supplies ready. DH just needs to get the hose and attachment from Home Depot this week. I've pretty much got everything else ready too. Washing diapers as we speak. I realized on my walk today that maybe I should buy some full butt underwear to wear PP after I use the disposable ones that come with my kit. I haven't had to use pads in a long time. For AF I use a Diva Cup and thongs totally work just fine tmi. This baby is feeling bigger and bigger and more more uncomfortable. I'm sure you can all relate!
How exciting that babies are already here or on their way!
Tiffa-1#. That's crazy. Your weight can change by pounds daily pending what you eat/drink. Is he able to go back in like a week or so? Though, I guess you could look at it as good and maybe there's a why this happened. Who knows.
Glad you're getting stuff together. Did you have nice showers?
Sila-lol :) full butt underwear. I've been wearing them for months. Well bikini, so maybe not "full" butt. But they work with pads. I could not get my diva cup to work after ds2 and have no idea why. Right size, but wouldn't work. Not even after our loss. Going to try again when my cycle returns this time.
Yay for hb stuff.
me-37wks. Ordered cloth pp. But going to make the inserts. Ordered a few other things, but left some stuff on our registry for family in case they ask what we need/want. It's extra stuff like wet bags and nursing pads for later when my boobs are smaller, and infant dipes. I may order those by Dec if no one offers.
Working on my LLL goal :) Have the womanly art of breastfeeding book on the way, to reread again. Not sure if I'll make the next meeting. If so, I'll be either very pregnant or with a nb. You have to go to 4 for the series and I guess some other training with a mentor. I'm pretty excited about it, and would get certified lc, but that's a lot more and I don't have time. Maybe down the road. It will be enough to help mommas out this way for now.
Is anyone freaked out some at having a nb in the house? It's been 6yrs and 4 since nursing. I don't think I'm quite mentally prepared yet, if that's possible.
Hippy mum, I had the same problem with the diva cup after my second son was born! (I never tried it before my first.) It was so annoying, because it had worked so perfectly before that, it was like I wasn't even having a period. *sigh* I tried all kind of different ways of putting it in, and it just leaked all the time. :(
Had sushi for lunch. Ordering Famous Dave's for dinner. :) If I have room from all this cookie dough... I should go away from the computer, though, contractions seem to be dying down now that I'm not moving around.
Crikey, vaq!! from reading about your upcoming week! lol
Had a bit of a contractions scare last night. DH and I had sex (nothing new), and at the end I got a Charlie horse type thing in my uterus (new). I could barely breathe for a minute and had to roll over on my side and curl up into a ball until it went away. I had some pretty bad contractions after that for about 3 hours. I chugged water, went downstairs to finish laundry, and finally tried going to bed for real before they would stop. Things are calm this morning, but stuff is getting ready!!
Same here Vaquitita. I'm finally actually noticing BH/belly tightening (36wks) and feel like this babe is certainly a long way off. But hey, it's a good sign. Take a deep breath, focus on the baby you are about to have, and cross that bridge when it's time. I do hope you are feeling better!
Ultra - Sounds exciting!
Electric - No worries. It sounds like your body is doing what it needs to do! Try to get some rest.
I'm still having pretty good energy and enjoying it. Now that I officially have 1 month left, I know this final month/ 4ish wks is the hardest and most uncomfortable. Yet, I'm still feeling patient.