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post #21 of 37

29 weeks here! I feel like it's creeping by. Feeling pretty good except for the horrid SPD I've been having. Just waiting for March, ever so patiently.

 

We have minor things on our list now. Major stuff has been taken care of.

 

Wash carseat cover.

Get clothes and diapers out of storage.

Wash all clothes/diapers.

Get dresser to put clothes in.

Pack hospital bag.

Purchase last few small items we need.

post #22 of 37

I was doing our budget this morning and stressing, lol.  We still need a few "things" and are out of "fun" money for the month, so everything else will have to wait until next month.  On the u pside, we hit some awesome children's consignment shops yesterday, and I feel good about having enough clothes/ dipes for the new babe.     

Anyhow, I still need/want

 

car seat

bouncy chair

stretchy wrap

nursing bras

nursing pads

baby bath-tub

baby towels

stuff for my older kids

 

 

need to make wipes

wipe solution

 

Also trying to figure out food and such to bring to the birth center, or deciding to not worry about it - not sure yet, lol.

post #23 of 37
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Originally Posted by porcelina View Post
 

@gizzyntaz, hey, were you over at genderdreaming too? I saw your user name on my post and just was wondering!

 

 

Yep, that was me :)  So exciting that we are both having little girls!!!

 

I had a midwife appt. today and so much for the "small-sized" baby they were worried about (got an IUGR false alarm at 23 weeks and monitoring for 2 months)… I'm now measuring further ahead than I did with DS2!!!  The midwife and I agree that there is a good chance I just grow them big during the 3rd tri.  I didn't have any extra monitoring with the boys so I have no idea how they grew.  Baby Girl is head down, I am so excited, as she was breech for my last two ultrasounds.  I had suspected that she settled head down about 3 weeks ago, and that my uterus had grown quite a bit, so I'm happy to know that my mama's intuition was right!

post #24 of 37
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Yep, that was me :)  So exciting that we are both having little girls!!!

 

I had a midwife appt. today and so much for the "small-sized" baby they were worried about (got an IUGR false alarm at 23 weeks and monitoring for 2 months)… I'm now measuring further ahead than I did with DS2!!!  The midwife and I agree that there is a good chance I just grow them big during the 3rd tri.  I didn't have any extra monitoring with the boys so I have no idea how they grew.  Baby Girl is head down, I am so excited, as she was breech for my last two ultrasounds.  I had suspected that she settled head down about 3 weeks ago, and that my uterus had grown quite a bit, so I'm happy to know that my mama's intuition was right!

How fun! Congrats on your girl!! Are your boys excited? Great to hear you don't have to worry about IUGR, and baby is head down! I'm curious about which way mine is facing -- have been getting a lot of kicks up high, so thinking she is also head down. Now just to get her LOA for a smooth birth!

post #25 of 37
Nesting- The uncontrollable desire to clean and organize while needing to pee and knowing that sciatica might follow.
May or may not involve other strange behaviors like wanting to make a birthday calendar, possibly discarding of items your dh may wonder about later, fixing and repairing things that have needed attention for years and procrastinating tasks that you really should be doing.
post #26 of 37

I haven't been on here in a while because I have been so busy. Just finished up my last semester of school so now I finally feel free to really start planning and preparing for this baby! I'm just now 28 weeks (due date got moved to April 3 but feel like he will come in March still - my girl came at 39w last time) but I am HUGE! I basically look like I did at 35w last time already and have gained the same amount of weight already as i did totaly last time. not too happy about that, especially because baby keeps measuring 2-3 weeks behind. very discouraging and not looking forward to seeing how big I will get over the next few months. I am already more uncomfortable and less active due to being tired and huge already.

 

Some days I feel like "eh, I got this! we don't need to have much or do much else before he comes" and then some days I freak out about everything still on my list and the fact that we'll be moving right after he's born. I don't have much or anything really to buy because we saved stuff from last time and have traded all girly stuff for boy stuff with my SIL who just had a girl (last week!). I have only gone through clothes so far. so I really need to:

 

wash clothes

prep diapers

go through my DD toys and downsize

stock the diaper bag

clean all the baby gear we have been storing

get out all of the tiny baby towels, wash cloths, burp rags, etc that we haven't used since my DD
set up the diaper changing stations (upstairs and downstairs)

 

start hypnobabies

get my birth kit

make plans for whose coming to watch my DD for the home birth ( I don't really want anyone else there but understand I'll need at least one other person present)

make freezer meals

stock up on quick meals and snacks

 

pack and plan to move -

replace carpet in the house

fix anything (we're moving back to our hometown into the house we own there that we have been renting out)

 

oh and I've been applying for jobs there and traveling 3 hours one way for interviews. sheesh. a lot going on so when i start thinking about every thing like this I get a little overwhelmed.

 

health wise I have been feeling fine besides feeling huge and having some back pain. I have been seeing the chiro regularly so that's helping.

post #27 of 37
I actually thought I'd do a baby prep item today now that I had some real down time. Mom's home from the hospital, has been for over a week and she's doing well!
So I dragged out my diaper stash today... Youngest is almost 14... What a useless bunch of ancient WAHM Diapers! Is there a museum somewhere I could donate them to? A fuzzibunz that sounds all plasticky and crinkly when you move it, for example. And apparently I got rid of all the small stuff. There's only ginormous stuff left. A wool Nikky. Some motherease dipes I got used.... And maybe a dozen DSQ prefolds that are extra large.
And enough odd doublers to pave the driveway.
All in all it was depressing! I don't want to use these old things and nobody else would want them. The technology has improved a lot in fitted dipes & Aio dipes. These took hours and hours to dry.
Ugh. At least now I know I really do need new stuff?
post #28 of 37

I've just reached 30 weeks yesterday, but have everything "big" so far from my ds (ie: pram, car seats, bottles, pacifiers, bath, cot, breast pump etc). Friend of mine gave me two garbage bags full of girls clothes, shoes, socks, bibs & blankets (range from birth to 18-24 months) WHAT A BLESSING! Got a few new outfits so am pretty confident all is set! Just need to google some freezer meal ideas & get cracking on that, but I think I will wait til Feb to start filling up freezer with at least 1 1/2 - 2 months worth of easy freezer / box meals! Ha we will see how that goes! Still stocking up on nappies (whenever there is a special I buy haha).

 

Had my 4D yesterday & it was AWESOME! She is super active & poor tech was battling to get her to co-operate lol! She had me lie on my back, side, back, other side, rub tummy, onto back again! & madam didn't want to take her foot & hand away from her face (to cute)! Loved every minute (technology is super!)

 

But yeah just 9 more weeks to go (WOW) & I get to meet her! So excited! Had a loss in Feb 2013 & always haunted with "what if" something goes wrong before then. Gotta keep getting my head out of that "negative space" & remember I have no control over what happens in the future, but I do have control over how I enjoy being pregnant with my princess now! This thought makes me :p

post #29 of 37
How is everyone? I am definitely at that point where my body doesn't feel like my own and I realize it will be a lllooonnggg time until it does again. 35 weeks tomorrow. I have 2 more weeks of work and the work days can't go fast enough. I have had tailbone pain for 2 weeks so that's starting to wear on me but other than that feel ok. The pain is what makes the work days so hard. It was a little odd to hire my replacement but I'm so focused on baby I'm not too bummed about it. We have a baby brunch with friends Sunday. We decided late in the process to have a home birth so we're having a lot of visits with the midwife. I also am hoping to continue care with my doctor so I made an extra appt to talk with her next week to talk about my decision and get some questions answered. I have no idea how it's going to go. Then there's one more test, the strep, and the excitement and worry and hope about the baby and the birth.
My husband still doesn't quite get it all. He has a commitment he should not have made in 2 weeks 3 hours away and didn't think maybe he should drive himself, make sure there was cell service etc. He is in for a huge awakening when this little one comes along.
I'm so glad February is a shorter month, less waiting!
How are all of you?
post #30 of 37

Hi sgvmom! I know what you mean about feeling like your body is not your own. I feel like a whale. And I still have 8 weeks to go! I keep forgetting how big we get!! Great that you are almost done with work! I am planning to keep going to the end, but I have a flexible job and work mostly from home. Holy crap, your DH is traveling when you are 37 weeks? What was he thinking? Yikes! Is he going to change anything? Totally agree about February being shorter - yay!

 

We are doing a birth center birth. I have been freaking out a little bit about child care, about the pain that I know is coming, etc. But, hopefully I will be able to let the anxiety go!! It still feels a bit surreal to me!!

post #31 of 37

I can't believe it's February tomorrow either!

 

I am due the last day of February, so I have exactly 4 weeks until my EDD. I had an OB appt this morning and they scheduled all the rest of my appointments- one per week until 1 week past my date. I hope I don't make that one, lol. 

post #32 of 37
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Tabitha that is crazy - 4 weeks?!?!?  Yikes.  I had to fly across the country this weekend for a funeral, and when we were coming back I freaked out when I realized that the baby is eligible to come at the birth center in 2 weeks!!! (37 weeks)  Really there is no concern for that because the boys were very overdue, but it was the kick in the pants I needed to get my butt in gear on my to do list.  Hope to get some freezer meals made this weekend...

 

Told my midwife that I would be starting EPO orally at 36 weeks and vaginally at 37, she tried to talk me out of the vaginal that early because they would prefer baby stay put until 39.  Well, I agree, but I did RRL tea and EPO with my second son and he still needed a vigorous membrane sweep at 41 weeks to come out!!!  I'm not going to wait around when my babies seem to need all the coaxing they can get to be evicted.

 

In bad news, I seem to be leaking urine even when I don't notice it. :(  I've had problems when I sneeze for a month or two, and have taken to wearing a liner everyday, but I'm still having "issues".  Gosh I hope this resolves after delivery.  Who knew the third baby would do me in?

post #33 of 37
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Originally Posted by porcelina View Post
 

Hi sgvmom! I know what you mean about feeling like your body is not your own. I feel like a whale. And I still have 8 weeks to go! I keep forgetting how big we get!! Great that you are almost done with work! I am planning to keep going to the end, but I have a flexible job and work mostly from home. Holy crap, your DH is traveling when you are 37 weeks? What was he thinking? Yikes! Is he going to change anything? Totally agree about February being shorter - yay!

 

We are doing a birth center birth. I have been freaking out a little bit about child care, about the pain that I know is coming, etc. But, hopefully I will be able to let the anxiety go!! It still feels a bit surreal to me!!

 

I feel the same! I am feeling like my body is nuts! I definitely didn't remember how big I get. My last one was seven years ago! 
 
I am also working right up to 40 weeks and it's already tough at 34 weeks. It's hard to focus and remain professional with someone kicking you in your crotch, lol. ;) Ugh... and I hate with dealing with public bathrooms at this point. 
 
I'm glad I feel good in general though. No real pain or aches. :)
post #34 of 37

Okay, is anyone else excited that next month is our birthing month?! 
I'm excited and a little stressed. I have done next to nothing to prepare for this baby, now might be a good time to start. ;)

post #35 of 37
I'd start a new thread but i don't think i can from my phone.
Monday night my dad texted me to say they're stopping chemo & starting hospice. August of 2012 he was given 6mo to 2yrs due to inoperable lung cancer. Anyway, we decided to talk the following evening because i was leaving for work.
Luckily i had plenty to distract me on TUESDAY because i live in the nw suburbs of Atlanta orngbiggrin.gif We had a little weather.
So right this minute I'm flying alone out to New Mexico to see him. He seems to be deteriorating pretty fast so i don't know what my week will be like. I'll be 34 weeks tomorrow and i really don't want to be gone long. I have a good attitude and good support but of course i am a weepy mess!
I'm just keeping an open mind to face whatever comes my way. I'll be home Thursday, hopefully.
In other news, this baby has a first name: Ailyn, pronounced almost like "island". Her middle name might be Isolde...but we're not sure. I have a shower at work on the 8th and another out of work on the 22nd. Life is so exciting right now, so full...
post #36 of 37
Merialiss that is a lot to go through right now. I hope the visit with your dad is all you hope it to be, these can be trying and magical times all in one. Safe travels and take care of you too.
Beautiful name!
post #37 of 37
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