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June Mamas May 23-29

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Ha ha, I got here first! Now I hope someone else isn't starting a thread as I am typing.

Yesterday I walked for about an hour and I think I had some of those b/h everyone is talking about! So that's what they feel like...I had this intensely uncomfortable belly feeling the whole time, but it went away when I stopped walking. Maybe I'll do it again today and see what happens.

I just realized I got here first because I'm a day early! No wonder. Oh well. No one post anything else here until tomorrow.
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:LOL
Preggo brain strikes again!
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And the worst thing is, when I first posted this the date said "May 17-23."
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Originally Posted by Greaseball
And the worst thing is, when I first posted this the date said "May 17-23."
It's called denial that your so close to having this baby!! I can't tell you how many things I have missed because I'm in denial about how close to June we really are!
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Happy Sunday! We went out for Chinese last night and I've felt ill ever since... I think I ate way too much heavy food. I'm still having constant diarhea, sporatic contractions, and loosing huge globs of cm every day. When is birth going to happen?! Looks like I'll make it to yet another midwife appt tomorrow...
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Sorry your Chinese food disagreed with you! As far as when the baby will be born, remember two weeks after your due date is as perfectly normal as two weeks before. It can be really hard work to keep it together when you're expecting it any minute, but try not to dwell on how "long" it's taking.

I have been so much more uncomfortable, had so many more stabs in the cervix, that I got anxious about keeping the baby in long enough (also the gbs was worrying me until I talked to a pediatrician). Yet my due date isn't for more than three weeks which means it could, really, be almost six weeks before the baby is born. I don't know how that could be possible (or how enormous I would be at that point), but I am trying to prepare myself so I don't get hung up on "when?" I have had some clients literally make themselves ill over it. The babies will be born. We all have to remember so many factors contribute to the beginning of labor- many we can't pinpoint or monitor, so we have to trust the process.

I am still dawdling along in procrastination-land! May still seems far in the future, let alone June.
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Liz, I've been getting more and more uncomfortable too. I've also been having lots of painful contractions at night. I'm not due for 4 more weeks, so I could actually go into July if I go past my EDD! I don't know how I would stand up if I went that long, but I'm trying to prepare for it! With all my night-time contractions, I've been worried about the baby coming too early.

Liz-hippymom! Congrats! I can't wait to hear you birth story.
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Ugh! I've got a yucky tummy again! This is the second time in a month. Last night though I was a little worried because I was having surges every 8 to 12 minutes and I was sick to my stomach(which I had during both of my previous birthing times). Also we were getting MAJOR tunderstorms, we were under a tornado watch and then warning for most of the night unusual for where we live. Anyway this is the second time we've had a really intense set of thunderstorms and I've had regular surges. I have a feeling that this baby is going to be like his/her sisters and come w/ a major storm. We shall see.
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So sorry about the yucky tummies! The amoxycillin seems to be winning the war with the enterococcus, so at the very least I have a week before the course is finished and the UTI comes raging back.

Julie, dh finally put up your valences and they look great! We also assembled James' bookcase, although he's going to have to move some of the shelves since he apparently forgot that many baby books are quite tall. :LOL

I have a mw appt tomorrow, and I complete the 39th week on Tuesday. I've been having a lot of pelvic pressure and James was pretty active yesterday - hopefully he has wiggled out of the sunny-side-up position and into one that will hurt me less!
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Originally Posted by LizD
(also the gbs was worrying me until I talked to a pediatrician).
And what did the pediatrician say? I am curious about this.

I am also very uncomfortable. I am not 'due' for another 4 weeks, but we'll see. If this baby is anything like his/her big sister, I could be giving birth in 2 weeks! But, who knows! I am really trying to stay calm and just enjoy this time with the baby on the inside, but boy howdy am I tired! Oh well, we all are, that is some consolation! Knowing I'm not in this alone!! I look at my bracelet and remember that there are lots of other Mommas who are feeling what I am right now also...patience right?
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Bleah! I know this is way TMI, but I have sooo much cm today! (clumpy, stringy, watery - everything!) I'm a bit paranoid, since my bag of water is "bulging" and I've been soooo damp today. I keep thinking surely I'd know if it actually broke, though. My appt is tomorrow at 2pm, so unless anything drastic happens I'll just ask her to check with some litmus paper again tomorrow. Speaking of, where can you even buy litmus paper? If I had some here, I wouldn't be worried.
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The pediatrician was reassuring because he said a baby after 36 weeks is just fine and at no greater risk for gbs disease; he said really premature babies are the ones the books are talking about. Also he cited the protocols for administering abx to me in labor and they are looser than my midwife's, so I felt reassured about that as well. While he did say he has seen babies die from gbs infection his information about all the risk factors was very clear and I don't feel concerned about it at all. I am a little worried about PROM due to the gbs colonization but I am working on lowering the colony count as per mw's instructions and a new culture will hopefully give more reassuring news.
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Happy Sunday everyone! Had my baby shower today! It was very fun....a brunch at my mom and dad's house.

Best present of the day (there were two actually)...

A hand knit sweater, hat, and pair of socks from my aunt (who will be our baby's Godmother). They are absolutely beautiful!

And from my SIL...a basket filled with children's books and a gift cert. to Chinaberry! Each of her children picked their favorite early childhood books and put a nice note in the book saying why it was their favorite and that they hoped our daughter would love it too. VERY sweet!

Weirdest gift of the day...

My college room-mate who had a baby in January gave me Ezzo's book :Puke with a note saying how great the book was and they followed the methods and got their daughter to sleep 12 hours at night at 10 weeks.
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Ahhh, good to know about the gbs! Thanks for the info!
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Argh...

I am SO sick of people telling me that they just know I am going to have this baby early. I finally told dh tonight to stop saying that. He keeps telling me that there is no way I am going to make it to my due date. Yes, I am huge, and yes, I am having lots of contractions, and yes my first was born 37 +3 weeks, but that doesn't mean a thing!!! I told him to stop saying that because it will get my hopes up, June 21 will come (that oh so magical date!), I will still be pregnant and will get very depressed!: Anyone else feeling like this?

I'm having lots of pressure down low, something I've never experienced before. So, that is good I am thinking! Having some good contractions, well I think they're good, whether or not they are doing anything to my cervix..well that is another story all together. I will get my birth kit this week!!! YIPEE!! I am really excited, it seems like this is really going to happen. Now if I could just SLEEP! that would be nice. Hopefully soon....
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Originally Posted by ksjhwkr
I am SO sick of people telling me that they just know I am going to have this baby early. I finally told dh tonight to stop saying that. He keeps telling me that there is no way I am going to make it to my due date. Yes, I am huge, and yes, I am having lots of contractions, and yes my first was born 37 +3 weeks, but that doesn't mean a thing!!! I told him to stop saying that because it will get my hopes up, June 21 will come (that oh so magical date!), I will still be pregnant and will get very depressed!: Anyone else feeling like this?

Kim...I'm getting this A LOT too. I wish people would stop saying it because I might start to believe it.
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Aaaaagh.

I took a nap yesterday from 6-11 p.m., so now it's almost 5 in the morning and I can't sleep. I made jello, ate a whole bunch of food, and am now having some EPO and RRL tea. The damned birds just started cheeping outside.

My mw appt is at 11, and I'm hoping they'll do a more enthusiastic membrane strip, because things have not improved on the peeing front. The amoxycillin is killing the bacteria and has alleviated symtoms, but I still cannot empty my bladder and I have all these weird sensations inside when I try - sort of like my poor little bladder is trying to empty itself while being crushed by a giant head. :

I scheduled one of those pregnancy massages for after the mw appointment. Simultaneously, the dog puke will be shampooed out of my van's carpet. Talk about indulgences!
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Smithie ~ I had a VERY hard time sleeping last night and I didn't take a nap yesterday. Enjoy your massage!! I had one last week and it was AMAZING. The best part for me was the pillows that allow me to lay on my belly. that!

I'm heading out for my u/s shortly. Please send some head down thoughts! One mw thinks she's vertex and one is concerned/unsure of her position. I think she is vertex but really balled up in at the bottom of my uterus. We shall see very soon....

~Erin
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Wow girls, welcome to the last week in May! I can't believe it!!

Belated congrats to liz-hippymom, if you're still reading! Can't wait to hear your birth story!!

I'm the opposite of ya'll who said you didn't want to talk about having the baby early. I was soo shocked when DS came at 38 weeks I keep telling myself (and everyone else) that this baby's probably going to come early. I guess I know I could be setting myself up for disappointment, but I'm a procrastinator, so I really have to push myself to be ready.

((hugs)) to everyone and "soothing tummy vibes" for those who need it.

Tamara
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