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post #41 of 164
Kimberly, that puppet is adorable! Wow! No wonder your daughter loves it! I just HAVE to work on my sewing now. Bonnie was such a trooper on the plane, she was playing with the empty pretzel bags, using them as puppets, Pretzel Face. LOL. She'd probably be ecstatic to have something so cute as your kitty puppet.

And, I hate ringing doorbells too. I've actually covered the doorbell in the past. I think I may have to try that again now. Grrr! Thankfully, though, this was only the first solicitor we've had since we've lived here for over 6 months now. Highly unlikely to be another one. The thing that makes me so mad, though, is that I have nobody to take this out on. If I only had some identifying something or other, I could call and complain, but nope. Nothing. Just have to let it go. And, with pregnancy hormones being what they are, I'm likely to sit and stew. Hopefully, I'll forget about it in the morning. One of the other wonderful features of pregnancy is the short memory, right?
post #42 of 164
Hi Everyone,
Things here are going fine. Still in "nesting" mode, but that changes hour to hour lately. I get bursts of energy and then I wonder what the heck I'm doing and I have to sit down. Like tonight, I really wanted to get started on a knitting project, but it's now almost 11:30 and I'm thinking, What the hell am I doing up? I need to be sleeping...

Ankles swelling up quite a bit tonight. Not as bad as it was with my first pregnancy (toward the end). But my one ankle looks oddly misshapen. Anyone have this?

DS got his cast off today. It was MORE traumatic then getting it on, I think (for all of us). I sort of forgot that they use a real-deal SAW to get it off. I thought I had prepared DS for all of it, but I was actually scared by the darn thing. He's doing fine, but the arm is still sore and he's holding it like it's still in a cast. He'll have about a week or so until he "learns" to use it again.

I have so many things I want/need to do pre-baby. I sometimes keep myself up thinking about everything. I know better this time around then to think that everything can be "perfect" for #2, but I just want some big projects out of the way and the house together. I said to DH that we should have a baby more often b/c it certainly lights a fire under our butts to get things done!

Jilly-Don't be too impressed. I'm just plugging away at things as I can. Making myself crazy some days.

Lena-WHEW! Yes, this must mean that the labor and delivery part will be SHORT for you!

magemom-I am not one who likes people doing stuff to me (you know-facials, spa things, etc). But during my last pregnancy and this one, I got a pedicure and manicure toward the end. And it made me feel so good. I have to make an appointment soon...

Good to see you Ketilave!

Caroline-I can't stand solicitors of any kind, really. And we get LOADS to solitation calls. EVEN when we've asked them not to call again. We don't get the door-to-door folks too much around here. I remember when DS was very little and a non-sleeper that when he FINALLY did close his eyes and I could close mine, inevitably SOMEONE would knock on the door. And in our old house you could kind of see in through the front door, so I couldn't hide!!

And kimberly-I just have to say that although I don't know you IRL, I have to say that your optimism and craftiness is very inspirational to me. It really sounds like you're getting more done in bed than I'm getting done all day. It's a little depressing, really! Seriously, though, it really is quite impressive to hear of your days and the things you're making and your positivism!

Okay, that's it for me. Im a nut for continuuiinig to be such a night owl even though my bod is SCREAMING out for shut eye!

Sorry I missed some of you..;.
post #43 of 164
Hi everyone!

I haven't posted in awhile, but have been reading on everyone's adventures. Very exciting! I can't sleep tonight, it is 3 in the morning, and I feel tired, but can't get comfortable enough to sleep. The baby is moving around alot, and she is pushing up under my ribs enough that it is annoying and hurts a little.

I also had another "mom's night out" with the girls tonight, and it was fun. But they also had a moment where they started telling birth horror stories b/c there are three of us pregnant moms there. Now, I know that these stories are caused by the dr.'s scaring the bejesus out of them to get them to be good patients, but it only takes a seed sometimes for fear to grow. I am reminding myself at how good midwives are at what they do, and things will be fine. But on a night where I can't sleep, these things roll around in my head. The other thing that bugged me a little was that several of these women were annoyed that their husbands wanted them to question the dr.'s on why they were recommending certain things. They were just like, who cares? Now me, sitting on the outside thinks, well maybe some of these horrible scenarios could have been avoided if you had questioned them before? Dr.'s are not gods, and can not guarantee anything.

Sorry for the abstract ramble, I am sure some of you moms can relate when you are posting at three in the morning.

I have a mw appt. in the morning also. Dh might have to go with me instead of working since I have to drive 1.5 hours to get there, and not sure if I will have the energy to do that now.

Anyway, just thought I would finally type and say Hi since I have nothing better to do at the moment.
post #44 of 164
I have a sign that says DO NOT DISTURB I put on the door. I've had it since DS was born - not really that long ago but when you have 2 is sounds older! And, DH put a no soliciting sign under the doorbell. Works for all but the people who don't understand what soliciting means and those pushing their religion. Most people fear the wrath of Catholics so maybe I should add some Crosses or something...heehee We always laugh because DH is Jewish and I am Catholic - it's as much cultural identity for us as it is religion - so we are poor targets.

Melissa - my line, I don't know any Dr. born from a golden womb!

For all of us with concerns weighing in about birth - you are beautiful and strong, you can do this and your body is designed to do this. It's called labour for a reason. Let it be long; what is hours and days after months of protecting of our children. Each contraction has a purpose. Let labour happen, welcome it as you will welcome your newest family member. Just think each toe, each finger, the sleepy face, the blinking eyes and the amazing pull at your breast so strong you can't believe it comes from such a tiny creature. Everything you are doing is for him or her.

Now is the time to find the things that give you strength and get them in your head. At this point you have worried and fretted and planned. Now you need to strengthen yourself emotionally and physically. Fatigue and your brain in the wrong place are going to hold you back more than anything. You are a strong woman with loving support. Prepare to go into hibernation to have this baby and trust your partner and other labour support to protect you.

I hope that I am helpful - if not tell me to shut it!
post #45 of 164
[QUOTE=ketilave]Melissa - my line, I don't know any Dr. born from a golden womb!
For all of us with concerns weighing in about birth - you are beautiful and strong, you can do this and your body is designed to do this. It's called labour for a reason. Let it be long; what is hours and days after months of protecting of our children. Each contraction has a purpose. Let labour happen, welcome it as you will welcome your newest family member. Just think each toe, each finger, the sleepy face, the blinking eyes and the amazing pull at your breast so strong you can't believe it comes from such a tiny creature. Everything you are doing is for him or her.

Now is the time to find the things that give you strength and get them in your head. At this point you have worried and fretted and planned. Now you need to strengthen yourself emotionally and physically. Fatigue and your brain in the wrong place are going to hold you back more than anything. You are a strong woman with loving support. Prepare to go into hibernation to have this baby and trust your partner and other labour support to protect you. QUOTE]
Ketilave: So well put. I love it. Nothing like some words of encouragement to lift our spirits and help refocus. Thank you!

Iloveb: Birth Stories and trusting doctors FOR EVERYTHING. I hear ya. I have friends that I just can't be around anymore. I get so frustrated with the ignorance about birth. Or the pedistal that they seem to put thier doctors on. URGH!!!

Bears: I was wondering when the cast would come off. I'm glad that's over and hopefully he can enjoy the rest of his summer cast free!

Caroline: Solicitors. OMG! I had nearly the same thing happen to me the other day. Minus the napping. The college girl showed up right after my daycare mom came to pick up her kids. We usually chat a bit about the day and thier activities but it was cut short by the doorbell. I told the girl thankyou but my daughter already has several crates full of educational books and that I was busy at the time. She wouldn't let up. Just kept on with her spill. To make things worse my DD had not taken a nap that day and wasn't satisfied unless in my arms. It was in the 90's that day so standing outside and holding all 27 pounds of my daughter was making me nautious. It took forever to get her to go away. I was not smart enough to get her badge number and call her in. But atleast she didn't say I didn't care about my daughters education. That was soooooooooooo rude of that girl to speak to you that way. When I was reading your post I thought whoa, like they must being doing this book thing around the globe since we both got it in the same week.
Oh and thanks for the info on the different more simple test for GD. I'll have to write that down so we can do that instead next time. (if there is a next time) My DH isn't so sure he wan't any more.

I am sympathizing with all of you having sleeping woes. We have a king bed and it's up pretty high. I am having so much trouble getting in and out of bed. I'm up almost every hour for a potty break. And stopping the water at a certain point before bed doesn't seem to do anything but make me want more water. My whole body aches in bed and I have atleast 5 pillows. Excuse me 6pillows if you count the full body, body pillow that I purchased mid pregnancy this time. Oh and I don't remember who was talking about kicks in the ribs but the upside to that is that the baby is most likly in the anterior position if you are feeling kicks in the ribs. I think my ribs are brused by now from all the kicking. But knowing that she's in the right position make it worth it ya know.
I'm ready for the nesting urge that I had a month ago to return. I have plenty on my list of to do's but hardly any energy to get it done. Since I don't have any daycare kids today, it would be nice to tackle it today. I am sitting here now trying to talk myself up and gear up for the day but all I want to do is go back to bed.
Gotta get moving. I hope you all have a great day!
post #46 of 164
Caroline: Good idea to cover the doorbell. I could make a box or something and nail it over it

I think I overdid it yesterday. Maybe 3 hours up was too much? My legs swelled up again and my bp was higher than it has been.... so, while it was fun to be up, I think I'll play it safe and relax. Baby is just worth SO much more than me having a little fun, kwim?

Bearsmama: Oh my on the saw!!!! My nephew fell and broke his arm yesterday, I will have to warn my sister to prep him (he's almost 4) when he goes in to get his cast off. Right now he's in a splint until the bone doctor can decide what style of cast. Oh, and thank you for the sweet compliment! Trust me, I do my fair share of b&m, I just do it to my poor dh The hardest part of bedrest for me is that my daughter cries and wants me to get down and wrestle and play with her.... and I have to look at her teary face and say "no" She likes to cuddle, but sometimes that's not enough, you know?

Melissa: 1.5 hours to the mw?? WOW! I hope you make it to and fro safe and sound!

Ketilave: You're very right! I swear, I'm the biggest natural birth advocate.... who ironically has c/s. ahh, well. I've come to peace with my c/s's. But I will *never* tell anyone "I couldn't deliver vaginally because my hips weren't big enough" or other such nonsense. I say "I was perfectly capable of a vaginal birth, but unfortunately had other health conditions that required a cesarean."

Laurie: Had to add ya! You posted at teh same time as me! Where are you in Dallas? I'm in South Arlington, about a 1/2 mile from Mansfield. Hope you get sweeter sleep tonight! Mine has been a lot more comfy than with Libby, Katie must have a better position?

Kimberly
33w6d! Tomorrow is my ob's goal! I am *so* going to stomp that goal into the ground!!
post #47 of 164
It's nice to *see* some of you ladies that haven't been around for a while. I always wonder

I think that we will be moving to Texas in a few months too. To San Antonio, it all depends on what the military decides though. I just wish they would tell us where we are going so I know if I need to buy really cold weather clothes for the babe or not. I also would like to know when so we can get the things done that we need to in order to sell our house.

For me my little excitement of late has made me realize I need to get my butt in gear. I will be 35 weeks tommorow, and I wanted to have everything ready by 36 weeks. Well, now I realize that I still have a lot to do in only 1 week! I'm getting my kitchen ready today to paint it (yes I am taking all the neccessary low fume paint/ well ventilated area, ect. percautions). We have to paint it for selling, but I don't think I will be able to do it when I have a new babe in the house. My DH just can't do a very good job at things like that. He takes forever and it still doesn't look that great but I love him.

Has anyone with a toddler been thinking about what it's going to be like with a new babe plus an active munchkin? I remember how it was when DS was a newborn and I just can't imagine being able to do things the same, like taking naps during the day and such. Even things like nursing the baby when we are out, I just can't imagine DS being willing to sit there and wait.

Anyway, have a great day ladies. And I hope you are laying down Kimberly
post #48 of 164
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I am going to do the best to keep up with you all but I am so stuck for time....

Let's see:

Kimberly...please take it easy girlie and woo-hoo for your going to make it to your goal...and BTW- I am sooo jealous of your dipe stash!!!! :LOL

Ketilave re:For all of us with concerns weighing in about birth ...beautifully said indeed

Bears...take it easy...I am sure all your *stuff to do* will get done...please take care of yourself first..listen to your body....I am/have learned/ing the hard way...

I had my 34 week appt today. Gained back the two pounds I lost last time...measuring at 33 weeks...HB was 148. I next time I go for all my VBAC admissions testing...U/S included...
I can no longer do pilates as CNMW thinks that if it is causing me the pubic pain then my body is trying to tell me to stop...I am also getting some big time BH when I try to go for walks so she says that should be out too....*sigh* I so wanted to be able to do something during these lasts weeks other than sit around and feed my face...guess I will just hit the pool everyday with ds..that is as long as the blasted rain stays away...

She also gave me this web site to check out:

http://www.spinningbabies.com/

I have not look at it yet, but thought I would share it here with you mammas.

ok gtg...ds is waiting for lunch and so is little bean...

ttys
post #49 of 164
Ok I wrote this long post earlier and when I went to hit the "post reply" button ds turned the computer off! the little stinker...

anyway, let me see if I can remember what I wrote.

Lena: I am so glad to hear your good news! I hope this means a nice easy labor for you, too Yes, I worry about having a toddler and a new baby. Especially on days that I am low on patience (like today). I am mostly worried about sleep: how to get ds down for his naps and how I am going to get any sleep. Not like I can nap with the baby all day like I did with ds. I am hoping, though that after an adjustment period (two or three months) we will all get the hang of things and it will all work out. After all, lots of people have more than one kid!

Jl: Thank you so much for the info. Very helpful. I also noticed that there is a thread on the pg board about OP position, started by mealymom with some helpful and encouraging stuff. It sure is more comfy to lean back and put my feet up than it is to sit on a birth ball or lean forward in a chair, but if it means my labor will be any easier b/c of it then I am more than willing to do so!

Kimberly: I am envious of your stash, too! Makes me wonder if I will have enough...
and I am sorry to hear your BP went up. Do take it easy, I think you can beat your dr.'s goal too!

Ketilave: Great words of wisdom. That is what I keep telling myself when I start to get nervous about the birth. I CAN do this, i am strong I am made to do it! Thanks for saying it so well

Well it seems as though just when I decided not to have a baby shower DH's family decided to throw us one! Very thoughtful of them. I have registered for dipes online and we told everyone that's all we need so hopefully thats what we'll get! If not, well, its still really nice of them to think of us.

Ok not much time to post right now so I will go! I hope everyone is having a great day!
post #50 of 164

I want candy!

But I can't. I am chomping ice but it isn't the same. I have my retake of the GD test in an hour. I didn't fail last time, but I didn't clearly pass either. So I don't want to skew the results with a candy fix right before... but those Reese's Pieces in my drawer are calling meeeee!
post #51 of 164
Quote:
Originally Posted by magemom
But I can't. I am chomping ice but it isn't the same. I have my retake of the GD test in an hour. I didn't fail last time, but I didn't clearly pass either. So I don't want to skew the results with a candy fix right before... but those Reese's Pieces in my drawer are calling meeeee!
ITA!!

For most of my pregnancy I could have lived on just nice fresh veggies, but now I couldn't care less. Now all I want is loads of water and anything sweet I can get my hands on.
post #52 of 164
Kimberly: I live right off of I-20 and FM 1382(Beltline) and Camp Wisdom. I am in Duncanville school district. You probably live less than 20 min. from my home. Most people think really far when I say Dallas. But they understand the distance better when i say Duncanville. Thank you for the well sleeping wishes.

Lena: I was like that last pg. At the very end I just wanted sweets.

Is anyone else in disbelief that It will be July next week? This blows my mind. A part of me wishes it would slow down a bit. And then the other part of me gets excited that it wont be long before I get to hold a new baby in my arms. I do think a lot about how my 2 yr old dd will react but i am also excited. She loves other babies and I just hope she will transition well with this one. I know she has it in her to be a loving big sister. I certainly hope she will have a better relationship through life with this baby than I ever have with my sister. All I can do is pray. I talk to her about this baby every day. Just hoping it will make a difference when she comes. We took her with us on the hospital tour. Every day since then she has asked if it's time to go to the hospital. It's so cute.

Laurie
post #53 of 164
So, who else is swelling these days? I'm suddenly swollen, it started on my trip. Fingers are swollen a good amount, ankles the most, feet slightly. I also gained 5 pounds on my trip, which could be because we ate out nearly every meal.

Just need to hear that this is normal from someone. I had pre-e last time, and while I started swelling about 7 weeks earlier than I am right now, it's a little worrisome.
post #54 of 164
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Originally Posted by mommycaroline
So, who else is swelling these days? I'm suddenly swollen, it started on my trip. Fingers are swollen a good amount, ankles the most, feet slightly. I also gained 5 pounds on my trip, which could be because we ate out nearly every meal.

Just need to hear that this is normal from someone. I had pre-e last time, and while I started swelling about 7 weeks earlier than I am right now, it's a little worrisome.
I had quite a bit of swelling last pg. But I only notice it this time around when I've been on my feet too long or eaten something with an abundance of salt. You can go to a grocery store to check you BP on one of the machines in you don't want to mess with making an extra trip to your care provider. Make sure your getting enough water, not getting overheated, and prop up those feet.

Hope all is well.

Laurie Campbell
post #55 of 164
[QUOTE=kimberlylibby]ketilave: Ick on the sickness! I can *totally* sympathize with the anemia though! Mine was a 7. I've been on iron for 2 weeks now I guess? Hopefully it will help!

How do you function? I am dead on my feet. Although 2 pts is a big drop for me it's not 7!

Yep and more throwing up today. CNM thinks the baby will come between 7/23 and 7/31 but I don't want to think that way!

I have no swelling but my weight is 10lbs higher than normal at this point - this is usually my end weight. Also, CNM told me moms of 2+ look big because they are more pendulous in shape with the baby hanging low and out front.

Waiting to see if DH has to go to court tomorrow - his ex is up to more stupid games. He has to drive 2 hours to go to court in the armpit of VA. Can't say anymore because I refuse to let any negative thoughts invade my life any more.

Any of you divorced and/or a step mom?
post #56 of 164
Hey Girls,
How's everyone doing? I get to sit on the computer are pre-dinner time b/c DH is cooking. He's in charge of stir fry.

My ankles are a-swellin'! Not huge, but getting big at the end of the day.
I have started lumbering around like the 34 week preggers lady that I am. Also, having some hemorroid issues today. Usually for me, though, they tend to clear up rather quickly. Quick or not, they are no fun.

Ilove-Ignore the horror stories. And RE-READ Ketilave's post! It's really so true how what you tell yourself can color everything. Also, I completely understand the middle-of-the-night ramble. Last night I was up until after 1am. Not good for me, and I am usually a night owl-always up until 11:00 or 11:30.

Ketilave-Your words are such a WONDERFUL thing for me to read today. Thank you, thank you, thank you... Also, although I am not divorced or a step-mom, I have 2 friends who have nutty exes and there are kids involved. I can only send you my hugs... b/c I have heard some nasty stories. Please take care of yourself. You don't have control over what the EX does or doesn't do. Just focus on your kids and the soon-to-be baby inside!


kimberly-Sorry to hear about your nephew's arm. Just remind your sister that the time goes by FAST, it really does. We couldn't believe that the 5 weeks was up and 5 weeks ago it seemed like it was an eternity...


Lena-You know what's funny? I've thought abstractly about the challenges of having a newborn and a toddler, but I have not even given a thought to how it will be to nurse a newborn while out and about. WOW! And I think about those early weeks and months with DS and remember not getting out of my pjs all day long and napping and drooling with him on the couch. Why don't I think this will be a reality anymore! Ha! We just have to take it day by day by day by long, long day...

AP-Stick to the pool. Sorry you have to give up something you love to do right now.

Jl-Total DISBELIEF about the time flying. I feel the EXACT same way as you. Part of me wants everything to slow WAY down, and the other wants to meet and hold this baby ASAP! Depends on the day for me. Today is a slow down day for me...

caroline-Is it hot where you are? Could account for the sudden swelling. Also, I've heard that it is only really worrisome if it's accompanied by high BP or EXCESSIVE face or finger swelling. When's your next appointment??

That's all for me. Might be able to check in after DS is asleep. But I have a feeling that I'll be reading and not posting... I'm so tired!

post #57 of 164
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OK can someone just come and shoot me....:LOL... Bears especially...I need to take my own preachin' to heart....go ahead tell me ..I told you sooo.....

I thought I could handle playing with my son and his 3 y/o newphew for 3 hours...just me and no one else(even after my talk to from my CNMW this morning about slowing down.)....and now my nephew has gone and I can hardly walk(hip, sciatic, and pubic pain all aggrivated)...ugh...I give up...I know I must take it easy from here on out...no more pilates, no more walking, no more major physical stuff...I hear ya body .....I give in...

Ahhh getting so excited for my new baby's birth..

Got the outfit I ordered from Baby Gap today to bring homne the new babe in and I am just smittened...
Did you all check out Granola Threads cute "I'm a big brother/sister" t-shirts? You get free shipping for too if you type in MDC... I love their embroidered stuff...soo cute....I ordered ds a big bro T. Yes Bears, I too am spending $$ we do not have either..dh says I am losing it.

I hear ya on the tired front Bears... I am sitting here with one eye open...everyday by days end I am just pooped!

Jenn(no candy!! ) good luck on your GD re-take...let us know how it goes... I have BTDT too and passed the 2nd time around.

Caroline...I hope the swelling is just from the heat....take some time to put your feet up....


bbl
post #58 of 164
Well, my 33 week visit went fine. My doc is usually hours behind. I was done in a flash. I don't mind because if I need the time she will give it to me as well. I gained weight for the first time this pregnancy. 33 weeks, total gain of 6 pounds (I think) BP was slightly higher than in the past 122/68. I am normally 100/70. Measuring fine- 33-34 cm. I was measuring 31 at 28 weeks so that is fine as well. She asked what does this baby feel like to me and I said it will be a big one. Totally approved my business trip next week. I think that is all. I gave her my birth plan and she said she would look it over. Next visit is in 2 weeks.

I am not swelling, but I never have. Drink more water- it is hot out!

I am not divorced or a step mom. Although people assume I am because of the age gap in kids.
post #59 of 164
Bears - it has taken me three years to get to grips with the fact I can't control the ex's behaviour etc. It has been a hard lesson for DH and I but I think we are finally getting it.

July 1 is our 3 year anniversary. Yep, a baby a year since we married. I have decided on abstinence so that I can have a year off - at least that is fool proof.
post #60 of 164
ketilave~ Brian is divorced and his ex puts him through every device of psychological torture she can to push him away from their daughter.
It doesn't work, and it does I try and try and try and try and try not to get hung up on it. to you!

Does anybody here know what NAK stands for? It keeps popping up around MDC. I have a feeling the answer is going to make me feel silly
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