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post #41 of 296
Howdy, all. It's been a roller coaster emotionally - I wonder where in the world all of these emotions could possibly come from. Yesterday I was pretty depressed; laid on the couch all day and cried at night because I was so darned tired of being huge, achey, encumbered, emotional, blah blah blah.

You're not the only one who feels this way Susan! DH has to listen to me whine, "I'll never look/feel normal again!! I want my body back!" whah whah whah!!! I imagine this is pretty normal stuff at this stage. Except for those few women who being pregnant and never feel discomfort. And you know who you are... better :

:LOL
post #42 of 296
gottaknit, that's exactly how I've been feeling. I was looking in the mirror last night and said "you know, I like being pregnant, but I'm ready to, you know, not be." My partner said, "what do you mean...you want to have the baby already or you wish we weren't having one?" hahah. I had to explain that this time it wasn't about the baby. It's about MEEEE! I'm ready to not have my skin stretching anymore, to not have to fight to get comfortable or maneuver myself.

I know I sound complainy, but I know you all know how I feel! I've been getting some good contractions though!

And trueblue, I don't care for antibiotics at all and don't want to expose my baby to them, but if given the choice between antibiotics and a hibiclens douche, I'd definately go with the antibiotics. Hibiclens burns! I know it would be diluted, but damn! That stuff is harsh. I would not let it ANYWHERE near my vagina!
post #43 of 296
LOL Kristin....I guess I haven't actually tried it!! It would just be a wipe-out with it though I think...I don't know we'll see. I could have the baby before the results are even back anyway!! I was negative last time so I'm not too worried...though I know it doesn't mean much. As long as I don't have any infection symptoms though I'm not too worried. I guess we'll see what happens!! I've just been kinda leary of antibiotics lately since I have a reaction to so many, and then when I saw DS break out in hives for 4 days from his...it scared me. I'm not anti-antibiotics in general, they are wonderful things when needed I'm just worried about anaphylactic shock!
post #44 of 296
Haven't seen Flitters around for a while, and she did have the pinkish tinge on her tp the other day!!!

Re. GBS~ The hibiclens is not to be used as a douche. You dilute it 1 part hibi to 5 parts water in a peri bottle, and do a vaginal wash one time at the onset of labor. Much better IMO then anti. I have a GBS sob story though. (see what's everyone doing about GBS testing thread in the october 2004 forum)

Anybody else totally anoyed by the slow loading pages ever since the mothering face lift?

on my 2nd soaker, should've been doing this a long time ago... You still knitting strong Truebluexf?

much love mama's!

to all of us going for the emotional roller coaster rides. I was there last weekend (dropping the F bomb on Dh ) It seems to have passed though...
post #45 of 296
40 weeks

Its Monday night and I'm still preggo but it feels like I am barely holding this baby in! I went to the Midwife today and consented to an internal (first one this pregnancy). She checked me, smiled and said "weeellllll..." seems baby is "extremely low", and I'm about 70% effaced and 3-4cm dilated! I was expecting at least 2 cm dilation so I was not disappointed. Midwife went on to give me a serious talking to about calling her as soon as anything feels different with my contractions. She said we have to be prepared for a very fast birth because I am so favorable! Yay, of course this could go on for another week but I'm feeling really positive and comfortable with how things are going.

I am so happy that I waited to be checked, it was good for my morale these past weeks. I hope everyone else who is feeling low can find a way to boost their morale, it is so good for you physically and emotionally. Enjoy those last few days of work Mamas, you deserve a wee break before your bundle arrives if it is at all possible.

OK, I'm tired and ready for bed. I'll try to post some replys tomorrow!

Night night.
post #46 of 296
...I thought it was just my internet access acting up or something, I'm pulling my hair out here with these slow loading pages...sure hope it's not gonna stay like this, I lost a post already which is making me more frustrated! Sorry but now I am not gonna go back and try to respond invidually...I just wanted to make an appearance so you aren't all thinking I'm in labor

Jillerina- Just had to say though that that is awesome news Hope your turn is soon!!
post #47 of 296
im lost i keep on miscalculating the weeks...: its so stupid but i can't find out excatly which week i'm in... :LOL my mw wrote 37 and 5 days....but me and dh were sure im in 38th week... but my due date is 22 october....so i should be 38 weeks right??? but some of you their due dates are before me and they are 37 weeks...how can that possibly be??? ....
birth vibes toyou Jillerina ...hope we hear ur birthstory soon....
Susan, I feel that way too...today i sat and cried to my dh that im tired of being not able to eat meat and crave only chocolate... that made me feel better....but dh felt very upset and i guess will now bring me chocolate when he comes back from his calligraphy class.... ...
I have read somewhere someone has said that he can know which position baby is in by his hiccups.......my baby hiccups a lot...is it if i feel hiccups at my right side it mean that baby is facing the left side??? it is good??
much to all of you who are still working full time... it must be sooooooooo tireful...im sitting on the sofa all day long and compain complain complain ....
post #48 of 296
I have also been a total complete emotional wreck lately. And, my toddler has been driving me crazy! A little part of me is GLAD I having a hospital birth. I had thought about trying to go home early, but at this point the 2 days in the hospital is totally starting to look like one great vacation, I just get waited on, get to lie around in bed with my baby, my mom and dh get to watch dd and take care of her. Plus, in some ways I am also glad that dd will not be around for the birth as would happen if we were giving birth at home. I do think she will make things harder for me. She is a total mama's girl if I am around and I know that she will want to be touching me or nursing or something the whole time. I just think it will be better for my mom to have her and do something fun with her than have me labor and birth at home with her around. But, if I am not around, she is fine with dh or with my mom or whate. t is only if I am around that she only wants me.

I am also feeling really stuck on my predicted date (Oct 17th - 12 whole days before my acutal due date). For some reason I just keep thinking thoughts like two weeks from now, I will have had my baby, or two weeks from now I will be getting ready to go home from the hospital. I know that isn't good, since I really have no reason to think she will be born on that date and I know I will be disappointed if that day comes and goes and no baby.
post #49 of 296
Ekatherina - If your due date is the 22nd, then you'll will be 38 weeks on Friday. So technically you are in week 38, you just haven't completed it yet. Mine's the 21st, and I've got my calendar all marked up, so trust me. Every Friday you go up a week.

Amie- these slow loading pages make me wannna cry too.

Yay Jillerina on your progress! That would boost my morale too! I get my first internal next Wednesday and I can't wait to see where I'm at.
post #50 of 296
39w 5d
I went to bed at 8:30 last night and aside from peeing every two hours, I slept through. Ahhhhh. Very nice. Of course, it didn't make it any easier to drag myself from bed at 7:30. At least I feel I can sit at my desk without wanting to rip someone's head off. That is a good thing.
No more contrax last night, that was dissappointing.
Dr. appt. today although I kind of wonder what the point is. The point is that it gets me out of work early right? LOL. No, the point is that I am going to present my birth plan, ask for dr initials on it. I might have to do some arguing/bargaining over it. I think the first point will be the hep lock. But, I feel pretty confident in my argument.
Yesterday we had a surprise. My grandparents had ordered us the stroller we wanted. Dh opened the box up and put it together as soon as I got home. I am still hoping that someone will get the sling I want, but I may have to do that myself.
Boy has the weather turned! It was freezing this morning! Literally. I think this kid takes after his/her father and loves warm weather. Hope s/he hasn't decided to stay put until spring. I do need to go pull a warmer going home outfit out though, just in case. At this rate it will snow before baby comes.
Ug. My heartburn is acting up. I forced myself to eat breakfast b/c I know I need to eat. Followed that with some tums real quick.
Oh, I too am disapointed with the page loading time. Takes forever. I hope it is something they can fix!
post #51 of 296
I'm with all of you, these slow loading pages are maddening!

I have a midwife appointment in a few hours and I hope, I hope, I hope she is able to inspire labour today. I have got to have this baby by Thursday! My mom is scheduled to leave Firday and if Harrison hasn't been born by then then she ain't leaving! And I don't think I can survive her staying here for longer than that (or perhaps I should say she might not survive ). She is helping with dinner and some cleaning and is very good with Alias but she is driving me absolutly crazy! We are just to different of people to be living in the same space together, especially a 2 bedroom condo. Yesterday she asked me if she could take Alias for an over night visit to her friends house. That way she could go over there for dinner (and take him of course) and not have to worry about finding a way home. Yeah right, I'm really going to have a 2 year old, who has never slept a night away from his mom, sleep over at some strangers house that is an hours drive away . Oh and did I mention that she wouldn't be leaving here until 6pm (Alias has dinner at 6 and goes to bed at 7:30) and would not have a way to get back until morning. Not to mention the 2 times we have tried to have my mom put him to bed here at home has not worked and required either Dh or I to take over. I've said no, but I don't think she's really heard me. I expect it'll come up again today.

So send me your labour vibes. I really need them!
post #52 of 296
I get so irritated by these slow pages!!! We have a cable modem so I have gotten so spoiled to superfast internet, and this is driving me nuts!

Thia, good luck at your dr today. I hope they don't argue with you too much about your birth plan.

Isn't it exciting Jillerina? I didn't think I'd be this happy about being dilated, but you're right, it does boost morale!

I don't know if I'm just getting anxious or being optimistic, but I have a feeling I'll have this baby very close to our due date. I've had lots of BH contrax the past few days, a big change from not having hardly any. Plus a low deep backache that is just like what I get when I have my period. Ha! Now I'll definately go 2 weeks over!

OakEmber, thanks for sending me that labor-aid recipe!

Ok, I have to get off my lazy butt and do something. I am so lazy!
post #53 of 296
Mirthfulmom...sending you and plenty of labor dust

I too have gotten annoyed at the delay of the pages loading. I have been opening an extra screen and jumping back and forth between the two because the wait drives me nuts.

Anyways just wanted to post a quick note and send hugs to you all who are at the very end and feeling frustrated. Hang in there, won't be long now at all
post #54 of 296
I just read over my last post and I sound like such a whiner!

I guess my patience has grown rather thin with the waiting. I was 10 days over due with Alias and I was realy hoping that I woldn't have to wait that long for this little guy to be born. It really depends what time of day it is... sometimes I'm feeling calm and like I am mentally prepared to wait as long as I need to and at other times I feel like if labour dosen't start soon I'm going to loose it.

By the way... where's Lucysmama? Oh Katie, are you out there or have you gotten to use your Aquadoula?
post #55 of 296
Mirthfulmum*~*~* Sending you TONS of Labour Vibes~*~*~ (not even attempting to use a smilie here because they take too darn long!) What is your mom thinking?!! Hope Harrison makes his big entrance very soon!

Oh Thia- One things for sure, your baby will be born before spring! Hang in there...I am sure it will happen soon for you! That's awesome that you got the stroller you were asking for!

I had the worst night sleep ever last night, argh, insomnia sucks! Today all my joints feel achy too, don't want to wast too much time griping though...with these slow loading pages I'd hate to think you all waited 2 mins for this page to load up just for this.

Amelia- I am right there with you thinking I will be early for some unknown reason, hopefully our mothers intuition is working for us and we don't make ourselves miserable.
post #56 of 296
Mirthfulmum*~*~* Sending you TONS of Labour Vibes~*~*~ (not even attempting to use a smilie here because they take too darn long!) What is your mom thinking?!! Hope Harrison makes his big entrance very soon!

Oh Thia- One things for sure, your baby will be born before spring! Hang in there...I am sure it will happen soon for you! That's awesome that you got the stroller you were asking for!

I had the worst night sleep ever last night, argh, insomnia sucks! Today all my joints feel achy too, don't want to wast too much time griping though...with these slow loading pages I'd hate to think you all waited 2 mins for this page to load up just for this.

Amelia- I am right there with you thinking I will be early for some unknown reason, hopefully our mothers intuition is working for us and we don't make ourselves miserable. I still feel strongly that it could be this week or next...we'll see!
post #57 of 296
Still here, mirthfulmum, still pregnant! I am just sick with this freakin cold and haven't been on much. Baby flipped into a weird position a day ago and now I am not having as many BHs. I suspect baby isn't putting the right pressure on my cervix anymore. I am going to go for a long solo swim today, and a nice walk with dh to try and get the baby settled back in. Lucy is going to the zoo with her Grandpa, thank goodness. Kid is driving me so nuts! I feel bad, but I have no patience for her right now.

I have a prenatal tomorrow, and I think I will ask my mw to check me then. I hate vaginal exams, and I am kinda friends with my mw, so I feel weird spreading 'em on her couch, but it's nothing she isn't going to see at the birth, so I guess I should just get over it. She's seen a thousand yonis.

Jillerina - Congrats on being so ready!!! That must be so encouraging! Keep us updated, too!

Mirthfulmum - Sending you "come on, Harrison" vibes and "go home, Mum" vibes! Hang in there!
post #58 of 296

36 weeks 3 days

hi mamas!

momadance, thank you so much for thinking of me!!! it really made me feel all warm inside! i'm still pregnant (a very good thing, since i'm not full term until this saturday being due late in the month). i don't think i'll go quite to 40 weeks, but i hope to go at least 38 and think i will. i also really don't want to go before 10/12 when our aquadoula gets delivered. i get lots of BH contractions and i checked my cervix a couple days ago - it felt very squishy, definitely shorter and slightly dialated but not even a finger tip. i can also feel the baby's head right there, hard and round and what seems low to me, but i don't have any basis of comparison. no loss of mucuos or bloody show yet but i do feel like things are getting closer. some of those BH contractions feel pretty stong, not painful, but productive in some way.

QOTW: i just started maternity leave yesterday (yay!) so dh and i have been spending lots of quality time together. it's really wonderful.

so i'm sending labor vibes towards all the mamas who are so close now! how very exciting!!! it sounds like some of you are getting pretty uncomfortable, especially sleeping, and i hope that is relieved soon!

we are going to go walk the dogs now.

post #59 of 296

37.5 weeks

Can it be! Can it really be! No, I'm not talking about labour, :LOL, I am talking about the boards being fixed! Seems to be loading fast now, thank goodness! Sorry about my double post earlier!

I just realized that I didn't answer the QOTW yet Nope we honestly don't have any plans for a last hurrah before the baby comes...we have both have lose ends to tie up in other areas it seems, Dh is working on a project with an Oct.25 deadline so that's the priority right now...for him to be on top of things so that he can slack off a few days as will be necessary. Luckily he is working from home though so even though he will have stuff to do he will still be able to lend a helping hand. We are really just waiting and don't feel that there is time to plan anything...Thanksgiving weekend is coming up here in Canada so we will be spending the weekend with family (I am most looking forward to having a yummy meal that I haven't had to contribute to at all ). I think we feel like we are just ready and waiting now, nothing feels undone. Dh even had his own nesting urge last night and finished up the wipes, so now we have 20 custom made wipes to add to our collection. Ok, so I guess I went a little off topic!
post #60 of 296

37 weeks 2 days!

Susan/Beansmama - Your birth plan looks great. So organized!

Regarding the Hibiclens: I wash my hands with this stuff about 5 times a day at work. (I work in a laboratory and handle human body fluids.) It completely strips the oils out of my skin. If I don't moisturize constantly, my hands crack and bleed. Even diluted, I can't imagine using this on a sensitive part of my body. Ouch. But I suppose it is probably the lesser of the two evils. ie better than intravenous antibiotics.

So I went on a little online shopping spree. I figured that since no one got me anything off my registry, I'd just have to do it myself! So now I've finally got a hotsling on the way, and I ordered a bunch of stuff from Kelly's Closet. She's got free shipping! http://www.kellyscloset.com if you're feeling in need of retail therapy.

OK I have some positives to list about these last weeks of pregnancy. First, since the baby dropped, my ribs hurt much less and I can sleep without all those pillows propping my belly up. Second, I can EAT a lot more! And the heartburn has definitely lessened. Sure I have to pee constantly, but that has been an issue the whole nine months.

On the downside, my belly is so low that my pants don't fit at all anymore. I can't get the big panels over the top in a comfortable spot, and the lowriders are riding waaaay too low. Like I would need a bikini wax if I wanted to wear them.

Well, sending labor vibes to everyone who needs them!
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