or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Archives › Pregnancy and Birth Archives › Due Date Clubs 2004 - 2008  › January 2005 › Jan. Mamas Dec.5 - Dec.11
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Jan. Mamas Dec.5 - Dec.11

post #1 of 47
Thread Starter 
Asheville Mama (Sonya): 1/01 with #2, homebirth
Nakagain (Pamela): 1/01 with #3, planning Homebirth
Killick (Nicole): 1/03 with (BOY = Will), hospital birth
Lisa2976 (Lisa): 1/03 with #1, planning water/hospital birth
Jee'smom (Keri): 1/04 with #2 (BOY)
Delfina: 1/05 with #2 (BOY), planning VBAC
ccasanova (Cynthia): 1/05 with #4
Zannster (Suzanne): 1/07 with #1 (BOY)
sme (Sheila): 1/07 with #1
embens (Leenie): 1/08 with #4
stacy31(Stacy): 1/8 with #4, homebirth
jhoward: 1/9 with #3
Kimberlytm (Kimberly): 1/09 with #2 (BOY), birthcenter
chickiepickie (Theann): 1/10 with #2
Kirei: 1/10 with #1 (GIRL), hospital waterbirth
mamajessica (Jessica): 1/11
Artemisia (Judith):1/14
Froggie:1/14 with #2 (GIRL), home waterbirth
Mamamaya: 1/14 with #3, planned UC
Bunches (Mary): mid Jan with #1, homebirth
Chocomoto:1/16 with #3
PamandAbigail: 1/18 with #2
PIOmama: 1/18 with #5
Peace4you (Jen): 1/19 with #1
Nathansmom (norah): 1/19 with twins (BOYS)
Majick1 (Celeste): 1/20 with #3, homebirth
Marysmama (Gen): 1/21 with #2, natural hospital birth
sweetpeasmom (Laura):1/21 Megan, 10-11-04, 1 lb 11 ozs, 13 in
AmyB: 1/22 with #2, homebirth
Babytime: 1/22 with #2 (GIRL)
Mamabeca (Andy) due 1/22 w/#2 , m/w asstd homebirth.
Zonapellucida (Heidi): 1/23 with #7 (BOY), planned UC
Jwhiskeycat: 1/24 with #1
Flyjawn: 1/25 with #1 (GIRL)
Fromscatteredtribe: 1/26 with #4 (BOY),homebirth
Slygrrl (Kathy): 1/26 with #2, homebirth
sadkitty: 1/27 thru 2/1 with #2, waterbirth at birth center
Proudmom: 1/27 with #2 (GIRL), homebirth
Parkersmama (Kristin): 1/27 with #2, hospital VBAC
Human Being (Heidi): 1/28 with #1, homebirth
NadiaSJ (Nadia): 1/28 with #3
Azreial: 1/29 with #2 (GIRL)
HelloKitty (Kitty): 1/30 with #4
icxcnika: late Jan with #2 natural hospital birth
tofumama: late Jan with #3
Jessitron (Jessica): late Jan with #1, homebirth
Zanelee (Jennifer): late Jan with #2
Malama: late Jan with #3
Milk4two (Adria): late Jan with twins
Chiromom (Mar): late Jan with child #3, planning UC
Parthenia: late Jan/early Feb with #2 (still one of us!)
rubysmomjess(Jess): Jan with #2, homebirth

HokieGirl: ? with ? (GIRL)
post #2 of 47
Thread Starter 

33w2d

Hi everyone. Gosh, I feel like I havn't been posting in a while. I have been reading everyone's posts, though.

I'm really happy Mamamaya, that you're off the terb. I've not experienced it myself, but I've heard it is yucky. Also, I sometimes feel lots of pressure in my sacral area. Very uncomfortable.

Today was my shower. It was fun. However, now I'm exhausted. It's amazing how tiring opening gifts and stuffing your face with cake can be.

Oh, I think I'll cut this short and post some more tomorrow. I'm beat and my back hurts.

Wishing everyone a restfull night.

Gen
post #3 of 47

36 weeks, only 4 to go!

Hello Ladies,

I hope everyone has a fantastic Thanksgiving. I was in Idaho until the middle of last week, so I didn't get a chance to post.

We are doing great, but are a bit soggy, as it has been raining here in "sunny Arizona" for the past 3 days. What a change in the weather.

Baby Will is still baking away, but giving me some wonderful jabs in my cervix. I went to the OB on Friday and have dialated 1.5 cm, but am still thick. DH and I have been baby dancing to try and move things along. Who knows, maybe a Christmas baby afterall. Although god help the hospital staff if I am in the hospital on Christmas day.

Other than that, all is quiet. DH is traveling to DC for work, so I am sure that I will go into labor while he is gone. Lets keep our fingers crossed that doesn't happen.

Hope everyone has a great week.

Nicole & Will (Edd 1/03)
post #4 of 47
32w 4d

All is well here. I am also in "Sunny Arizona," and I have been missing my walks. Oh well, the rain is a nice change. It makes me want to stay inside, under blankets with a good book and eat soup. Of course with a 19 month old that doesn't happen

No complaints. I am waiting for a call from my mw regarding my UA. I had a few proteins in my dip, so she ran a full UA. I have no symptons for preeclampsia or a uti. I think I may just not be drinking enough water.

I am very glad everyone is doing well. Keep those babies in as long as possible.

Proudmom
post #5 of 47
Mmm, Thanksgiving was great. This weekend was good, too; the floors are finally done in the nursery. It feels great to move stuff in there, knowing that I won't have to take it out again soon. See the pictures.

This weekend my husband started working on hanging our new pot rack. My gosh, this is a big project. Saturday they tore a huge (4 ft x 2 ft) hole in the ceiling, plaster everywhere. Sunday they kinda patched it. While doing this, they stood on the island, which is counter over metal cabinets, and bent it - the surface was about a 5 degree slope. : I cried. He fixed it, with another trip to the hardware store and lots more cutting and banging. Whew.

Less than three weeks to Christmas! Is everybody ready?
post #6 of 47
Having lots of b-h. And my belly button popped this time, too!
post #7 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pam_and_Abigail
Having lots of b-h. And my belly button popped this time, too!
ahhh!! I don't want to hear that. I've already told dh that if my belly button pops this time (it didn't last time) that he is going to have to tape a gauze pad over it until after I deliver
post #8 of 47
Oh WOW Jess - the baby's room looks AWESOME! I haven't seen such a remarkable change done by owners in a while... usually it's on one of those decorator shows! Really great. Just wondering what you decided to use for a diaper pail. Last time we used these great Rubbermaid pails (big though, about 12 or 15 gallons) with a snap on lid. Kind of a bummer to get the dirties into, but they kept the smell to nil and I never worried about my busy toddler getting into them. I haven't found them and the only one we have left is full of dog food...

My belly button doesn't seem to pop - maybe my layer of fat? Does it actually hurt?

I think this baby has some serious avoidance issues. Whenever anyone tries to feel a kick or movement, he just freezes, hides in the back, etc. It's pretty weird. I thought for sure he'd listen to his sister, but even when she's talking right into my belly button he just hides. She was so patient today, sitting there with me for like 1/2 an hour. Not a single jab. A little while later, the kid is tossing and kicking up a storm...by then she's on to something more entertaining. sigh.

On my walk to day I got serious burning leg cramps. Yesterday I did a longer walk, but not as vigorous (today was with a friend) and no cramps. Do I shoot for the faster walk and slow down if it does hurt, or go for length and slow it down a bit...hmmmmm.

Hope everyone's monday was ok - it's snowed a couple of inches here and the kids are LOVIN' IT! Caio, andy
post #9 of 47
My belly button didn't pop last time, and I was sad. You're born either an innie or an outie, and I'm pretty sure pregnancy is the only time you gt to change that (for innies, anyway)! Last time, my belly didn't get round, it indented at my belly button, in a peanut-shape that I didn't like. I never felt like I really looked pregnant. This time I'm actually getting round in front! It doens't hurt but my button is very sensitive to dd's tickling. Tonight I discovered I can actually push it out to llok like a third nipple! (sorry if that sounds gross - I thought it was neat). It's not actually popped out all the way normally, more of a flatness.

Beautiful nursery!
post #10 of 47
I always have a popped belly button. it doesn't hurt or anything, but the skin that was formerly innie is kinda sensitive, IYKWIM. The worst part is that when people see that outie- they just wanna touch it- esp little kids- uggggh.
If it doesn't pop out it could be because of the baby's position (though not for sure). If your baby is generally posterior (facing forward) then you tend to have a dip where the belly button is.

I have had the worst pelvis pain in the past few days and i can't figure out if it's just because the baby's head is there, or if i injured it. If i stay in any one position for too long (even lying down), my next move is horrible.... I love being pregnant in some ways, but I don't like pain!

Jess, your nursery is beautiful.... wow.
post #11 of 47
Thanks for all the comments on the nursery! It is pretty now. Seems like it has taken forever. We might get the changing table this weekend, if the weather is good, and then I can store all the wonderful cloth diapers in it.

Do I shoot for the faster walk and slow down if it does hurt, or go for length and slow it down a bit...hmmmmm
I vote for slow.

My belly button is totally out, and has been for months. My baby is posterior, and there is a kind of dip around the belly button, especially when laying down, but the button still pokes out.

If i stay in any one position for too long (even lying down), my next move is horrible....

Malama, ITA. Sleeping, it does help to have one leg straight and the other bent, in front, propped up by two pillows. It still hurts to move, but not as much as if my legs are together with a pillow in between. Is it the same for you?

Last night my midwife told me to take 2mg of melatonin. I slept better than in weeks! Hurray, over 5 hours without waking up!

Mamabeca, I'm wondering what to do about the pail. Some kind of plastic can, I suppose, and a cloth liner for it. There was a cloth diapering site selling cans and liners specifically for this purpose, but now I can't find it.
post #12 of 47
My belly button popped both times. It's been sticking out since 24 weeks. It looks kind of funny but my whole belly looks kind of funny so it goes with the package. Mine is kind of sensitive, especially when the baby kicks it.

Soo tired and not feeling very patient. I'm ready to be done working...the whole morning routine to get us all out the door is too tiring.

I think I'm ready to buys some stuff for this baby. Probably don't need a lot. Some more diapers and maybe a couple outfits.

I also need to finish my Christmas shopping. I so wanted to make the gifts this yeear, but I just don't think we'll have the time.

Jess - your nursery is really cute.

Happy Tuesday!
post #13 of 47

Starting week 36

Feeling so much pressure and movement! I was reading mothering magazine yesterday and had it propped on my tummy when -WHAM! Followed by more wham wham wham. Guess she's trying to chime in on the Nov.Dec issue?

Just feeling great all 'round today, although not great enough to want to cook dinner
post #14 of 47
36 weeks & so ready to be done!!!

I am huge. I am so uncomfy! If I can have the baby after Christmas I would be thrilled. I am not due til Jan 8th but cannot imagine how I will ever make it until then.
post #15 of 47
Ok, Chanukah mama over here lamed out BIG time tonight. We ate Taquitos (Nate's mmmm) and Latkes after dance class. It was late, I was tired (man I HATE shopping! I spent all day elbow to elbow with fanatical shoppers at BBath and Beyond and Christmas Tree Shop...ugh.), we played a lot of dreydle...hey, I feel great too, but by 6pm I'm starting to seriously droop.

I'm not sure on the pelvic pain...have you spoken to other mw's or anyone like that about it? They may be able to help pinpoint the position of the baby, and maybe some stray limb part that's pressing uncomfortably and causing pain...or not. But I'd keep an eye on it if it's not gone in a day or so. It's just the kind of thing that they'll say later "WHY DIDN'T YOU MENTION THIS!?".

Hey Stacy - I hate to mention this, but babies pretty much cook as long as they need to. My first went 42 weeks. My mom's first went 43 1/2 weeks. Some babes are done at 38 weeks. Just hang in there - it won't be long now. As with so much about being a mom, just be patient...this too shall pass. Also, although it's not too comfy, there are some advantages to being fully preggo - so hit everyone up for the help they willingly give and don't struggle to do everything on your own.

Thanks Jess - I like slow better, too. My friend is a pretty fast walker, but if I say something (or cry or pass out from the pain...:-) ) she very willingly slows down. I wonder if she was a major trooper when she was pregnant...I kind of think she was. Anyway, THANKS for the input. I do appreciate it. Ok - we're back to Twosday - my favorite pregnant day of all! Happy Chanukah!!! andy
post #16 of 47
I'm a much lamer Channukah mom, Andy. We're having sushi tonite! very ethnic and traditional, don't you think????
post #17 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by mamabeca


Hey Stacy - I hate to mention this, but babies pretty much cook as long as they need to. My first went 42 weeks. My mom's first went 43 1/2 weeks. Some babes are done at 38 weeks. Just hang in there - it won't be long now. As with so much about being a mom, just be patient...this too shall pass. Also, although it's not too comfy, there are some advantages to being fully preggo - so hit everyone up for the help they willingly give and don't struggle to do everything on your own.

Don't I know it............
I had one on time
One early by three weeks
And one 2 weeks late!

I was only hoping that this one might do me a favor and be well done sooner rather than later! It is hard to keep up with school for my other 3 & do anything towards Christmas.....I wanna lay in bed!
post #18 of 47
I've had one at 38 weeks and one at 42 weeks. Given that, I could give birth in 4 weeks or 8.... i.e. I have NO clue!!!
post #19 of 47
I guess since I was induced at 39 weeks due to PROM, I can't really guess at all what my body does naturally! But I have had a feeling for the entire pregnancy that this one was coming early. I just hope it's not so early that we can't have the hb (or that there are any health problems, of course).
post #20 of 47

36 weeks and 2 days , First Homebirth

I feel awful today, I am crampy which my midwife and I have determined is cervical softening, My hormones are racing and I am so emotional!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!
My hips hurt from sitting at this computer but I can't stop. I have things to do, clean my house and everytime I get it somewhat clean someone messes it up again.
I told DH he has "chores" now at night just b/c I have too much to do after dinner to get them done and he hasn't done them yet.
I am so tired, and stressed I am afraid of early labor b/c of the stress.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: January 2005
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Archives › Pregnancy and Birth Archives › Due Date Clubs 2004 - 2008  › January 2005 › Jan. Mamas Dec.5 - Dec.11