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post #21 of 87
Eww, speaking of gas passers, I've been sitting here on the couch reading my mail, dh has been reading his pilot magazine, and puppy is at my feet... and he just let the stinkiest smelliest ugliest one go, and now he's fanning some fresh air at me. Ick ick ick!!

Must go bathe and get moving, as we are supposed to be at the eye doc in 45 min. Ha!

Lisa
post #22 of 87
Wow! What busy posting morning!
Today is my 12 year old baby's birthday
Apparently we didn't get out of bed early enough and he was in the living room singing happy birthday to himself (at the top of his lungs) and also singing about celebration- can you tell he's excited?!?! He chose tomorrow to have some friends over to play- looks like it gets easier as they get older!

I couldn't possibly comment on everyone's posts, but want to make sure that everyone is taking care of herself and trying to enjoy the end of pregnancy! I'm trying my hardest..... so it's time for breakfast!

Aloha!
Karen
post #23 of 87
Liver profile came back fine. I figured it would and that I was just a bit dehydrated, but my mind started spinning. I had to laugh at mamamaya with the baby pushing under her ribs. I had the same exact experience. I started thinking, oh great my liver is failing...I have pre eclampsia...no homebirth for us...

I would love to sleep more, but my 20 month old keeps me running. At least he goes to bed early, so I can sleep then if I want. So much to do before the baby arrives. I think I need to pick up the new carseat this week plus all our birth supplies. Oh the to-do list never goes away

Proudmom
post #24 of 87
Hi all!

Just got back from my appointment at the midwife/family practice. I'm a good stretchy three, 70 percent effaced - ready to go! I asked the midwife to mess around down there a bit to see if she could get things going, but so far nothing is happening. I'm just so sick of this rib pain. Its really excruciating - and its pressing on a nerve which is reffering into my shoulder, so it makes it hard to breathe. Oh, well...baby will come when its good and ready!

I was looking around in some other birth club forums, and it seems that they are doing all kinds of fun stuff -sending each other birth beads, sewing little diapers for swapping, ect...We probably are running out of time for that sort of thing, but I thought it would be nice to start a thread of mama blessings for each other...I definitely want something to remember all my preggo mama buddies by! So, I'll start the thread - please join in!
post #25 of 87
Well our exchanging of the train table went well. My back however is even worse than this morning. We had to go straight from the train shop to my midwife appointment. We left the house about 1 and didn't return until 6:30 almost that whole time I spent driving becuase the train table did not fit in dh's car.

Now poor dh is sick again! He's got quite a chest cold and he's running a fever. September he had a similar cold and let it got for days and days and it turn into pnmumona (sorry can't spell) so I told him that he needs to go to the drs tomorrow. I guess he was switching his dr, I don't know why, and he never completed the process. He called the hmo but he never had an appointment with the new dr. So I don't even know if he is going to get seen there tomorrow. I hope he gets the office to take him because otherwise it will be the er :
post #26 of 87
Quote:
Originally Posted by mamamaya
I was looking around in some other birth club forums, and it seems that they are doing all kinds of fun stuff -sending each other birth beads, sewing little diapers for swapping, ect...We probably are running out of time for that sort of thing, but I thought it would be nice to start a thread of mama blessings for each other...I definitely want something to remember all my preggo mama buddies by! So, I'll start the thread - please join in!
Would we have time to do a swap or birth bead exchange?? We could cutoff Dec 30. the end of January mamas could try to take care of the early mamas and vice versa??

Just feeling jealous

Proudmom
post #27 of 87
Hey I'm in! We're due the 22nd but probably not going to happen until after the 28t. I checked out Karen's moon phases, and the best I can hope for is the 28thish. Are there limits? How do we select who to send to? How do we let the sender know what we have/want? Is this too hard??? I'm def. in, though, as it is fun to do and we'll remember the group better too. Anyone volunteering to organize?

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY young Malama! I hope your year is FUN FUN FUN and full of all the spice of life. Enjoy! thought I'd try to link another to a new pic, see how it works... sometimes this works and sometimes it doesn't... take care! Andy http://photos.yahoo.com/newandytree1
post #28 of 87
Hi all,
I've had such a long day. Instead of going into town early like I wanted to to do some shopping before I had a midwifery meeting, I stayed home to clean out a closet and do the bathrooms. So I was rushing in town. ugh. We had our meeting which was over at 5:30 and then I still had my shopping to do. By the time I was driving home I realized how tired I was and I could feel myself starting to get annoyed (I knew dh hadn't made dinner- though I had eaten). Then my bro calls me on my cell phone to tell me to give ds $100 for his bday as soon as I get home and to then email him my address so he could reimburse me. For some reason this REALLY got my goat. Then he says "so you're being careful, right?" I don't know WHO he thinks he is, but he is worse than my mother! he is so neurotic and ugh ugh ugh
so by the time I made it home and no one greeted me at the door, I was heading to my room for a cry.... couldn't hold it back It's hard to be so pregnant and tired and emotional . Of course dh doesn't know what to do with me and my poor birthday boy (we're celebrating tomorrow at his request) is now cleaning house because he wants to see me happy I feel terrible about that, but he's insisting.....

Please tell me all will be "normal" again soon????

I'm up for any kind of exchange- beads, baby stuff, whatever..... but we'd need to get on it ASAP! Maybe if I'm feeling motivated later and more calm, I could think of how it could maybe work..... if I could use my brain.

Pregnancy is fun, right??????
post #29 of 87
Hi all

It's early in the AM but I think my sleep is over for the night so I thought I would catch up. Seems like some of us are reaching the end...I know from here on out there will be some good news regularly.

The last few days for me have been so difficult I cannot even explain really. My lingering anxieties grew into a monster in the days after Christmas. I could not get out of bed or even function at a low level. My DH has been home from work & my kids are at my mom's. I have never in my life been so frightened. My mind was irrational~my body shaking & I found it hard to talk or eat. Right away I reached out to my midwife & my homeopath. We have worked thru some remedies which did little to help. Tonight DH took me to her office where she gave me 30c cimicfuga to take every hour. SInce we arrived home at 7PM, I have been sleeping on & off & feeling relatively relaxed. DH said it was nice to see me sleeping peacefully as my sleep before has been fitful & full of strange dreams.

I cannot tell you how terrifying this has been. I have 11 days til my due date & am hoping that I can get things calmed down before then. Who could have imagined I would be going thru this with my fourth...

Tomorrow I have a check up with the midwifes. I am hoping for a good day.

I appreciate all the kind words many have posted on my thread. Just blurting it out sometimes helps.

Blessings to you all!! We are getting there!
post #30 of 87
Just thought I would chime in on the exchanged idea. I'm up for it, even though I will probably have given birth by the time that it happens and I am due on Monday. I don't sew, though, so I would be up for birth beads or something along those lines. Let me know what I need to do!

Nicole & Will (EDD 1/03)
post #31 of 87
Proudmom, yaay on the good liver!
Az, I hope dh is feeling better soon, that's no fun!
Mamamaya, I'm in, if we can get organized and such!

Malama, hugs to you, and what a sweet boy you have! I understand how frustrated you got, and I'm sure your brother just put you over the top. Ack!

Stacey, I think we would all take a bit of your anxiety for you, so just keep typing it out, if that helps, then keep keep keep going with it!

No baby again today, yaay! And I actually had a quiet night with no racing thoughts and slept pretty well too. I wake up in the middle of the night and sit there for a while waiting, and I get so excited when it isn't a contraction that woke me up. I am very much looking forward to this babe coming after my midwife returns, 5 more days/nights to go!

Last night dh decided to finish a project I started during the summer, getting the 4 layers of kitchen flooring taken up. We've been remodeling our kitchen for too long now, we were going from tiny kitchen and big dining room to one big bad eat in kitchen, and it's been a very unorganized process. I took the wall between the rooms down last spring, we took out most of the wall cabinets late spring, started taking up the floor in summer, and then nothing much has happened. Dh did some work on joining the walls between the rooms, boxing in the chimney, but nothing else. Last night he took up the remaining 2/3 of the floor, now we have this ugly tarry goopy wood floor and we need to cover it! He thinks we're going to get the backerboard and tile today. HAHAHAHAHA!

Ok so I might agree to getting backerboard and letting him put some in, but there is no way we will be doing any tile yet, as we don't even know what cabinets we want! I really need to make up my mind on the tile and cabinets, maybe I can do that today. Especially the cabinets, and where they are going to live!

Seeing the midwife's nurse at 11:30, nothing more than a "how you doing, everything ok, want to listen to baby" kind of appointment. I'd just not go, but I want to see the labwork from the 2 gbs cultures. And it's by the cool mall, and I wouldn't mind stopping there either!

Lisa
post #32 of 87
I am still the queen of vomit and GI distress. I had DH pick up some more papaya enzyme and the tinctures mentioned in the last thread for itching/liver boost. The dandylion one said specifically NOT to take if pregnant or lactating so I didn't try that one yet. Anyone know why this is and if I really should avoid it?

Anyway...I had horrible *indigestion* last night but it wasn't heartburn. Just diarhhea and awful horrible smelling/tasting burps. DH brought the extra mattress downstairs do I could sleep in the office, closer to the bathroom. It was a good thing because I was up puking like crazy again!!! And more diarrhea and gas and just uugghhh! I am just at 36 weeks and probably still have quite a ways to go and that just gets me sooo discouraged sometimes!Plus, we have to go get a new "spare mattress" asap because I ache all over because it is so hard and unyielding. Poor me. I am pretty pitiful.

This thread has become quite a litany of complaints! Imagine if we were all in one room together, fighting over chairs to put our feet up on and waiting our turn for the bathroom and the box of tissues! I am glad I have you guys right now when it feels like nobody else can possibly understand how rotten and excited and miserable and emotional and anticipatory I feel. It's weird how quickly you forget, isn't it?

Mar
post #33 of 87
It looks like I've succumbed to the head cold that's been playing around with me the last week or so ~ somedays I felt like I'd imagined feeling a bit icky the day before, but now it's settling itself in nicely. Oh well, I am actually pretty happy to have it now rather than later! I tend to only get sick a couple of times a year, so hopefully this means I'm getting it out of the way before the birth!

DH is away this week, so we're taking it pretty easy around here and not doing much of anything. Thank goodness for the big dollhouse we got DD for Christmas ~ she is content to sit and play the day away! I think I'm going to try to make the voyage with her to the library sometime today. I need a new book, and it will give her a chance to get out for a while.

I love the idea of an exchange! Even if some of the babies arrive beforehand, it's still fun and exciting to receive a little something special

Ok, off to blow my nose.... again....
post #34 of 87

Exchanging Beads

While I was having insomnia last night I looked over at February and how they did their bead exchange (that seems the easiest, because you don't have to use a full on package- can fit in an envelope). So whoever wants to participate can send me a PM with your address.... let's say by Thurs?? And then I can make a list and however many people we have listed, we'll get that many beads.... like if there are 5 people doing it, we'll each send a bead to the 5 people. If 10, then all will get 10 beads. Sound good?? Then each person can string their own up as they want.

And if they come AFTER babies.... we'll the sentiment and thought it STILL there..... goodness knows after the baby comes you need a LOT of love too!

If someone has a better idea, then I'm open to it. I'm just copying
post #35 of 87
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chiromom
The dandylion one said specifically NOT to take if pregnant or lactating so I didn't try that one yet. Anyone know why this is and if I really should avoid it?
We tell women to take it regularly if they are anemic. I looked it up in Susun Weed's Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year and she also recommends dandelion for a host of complaints. It's high in calcium and potassium- it vitalizes and heals the liver as well as helps the kidneys function better.

Aviva Jill Romm in The Natural Pregnancy Book also says thatg dandelion is an excellent bitter tonic that pregnant women can take for indigestion- 20 drops of tincture 4X a day when you are having a spell of heartburn- she also recommends making an infusion that includes dandelion and other herbs for itchy skin.....

Hope this helps!!
Do you maybe have a stomach flu or something? Sounds like an awful lotta GI distress!!! I hope it resolves soon....sounds horrible
post #36 of 87
For me, I think the beads will make a great nursing necklace too.

Nurse says everything is good, heartbeat near 130, baby body parts in all the right places, now we just have to wait for the midwife to get back.

Only 5 days and 5 nights to go!

Lisa
post #37 of 87
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chiromom
The dandylion one said specifically NOT to take if pregnant or lactating so I didn't try that one yet. Anyone know why this is and if I really should avoid it?
The reason for that warning is CYA only, on EVERY supplement if you take a close look. Dandelion is great for pregnancy, it's diuretic though, so don't over do it, and keep you fluids up. In a tincture form, it is good for nausea with sour taste in your mouth, take a few drops as needed. For swollen ankles, two cups of tea a day. For liver boost, one dropper tincture, or two cups a tea a day. I din't read the thread you are referencing, so don't know if that is how you were planning on taking it. Herb pills are usually junk- the worst way to take an herb, so I never recommend them.

But, are you taking it cause of GI distress? That's a new one to me. I do use it for liver support, but what makes you think you need liver support?

For loose bowels and GI distress also try Slippery Elm in a food quanity- not a few tabs. Pepel used to eat it like oatmeal. In a large quanity, like 1/8 cup it would help your GI tract-firm bowels, absorb toxins. Great for babies/kids with loose bowels, too. You can have it as a tea, too, 1-2T per cup, (you can mix in dried marshmallow root, too, that goes well with it for soothing stomach). Also could take activated charcoal tablets (thats a pill I endorse)to absorb toxins and gas if it's food poisioning.

Hope you feel better- don't get dehydrated....

Heidi
post #38 of 87
The beads sound great to me. I will PM you my info. Thanks for taking the lead on this.

DS & I went shopping today for a new carseat. I think we single-handedly helped the holiday spending with that purchase!! Also bought a couple of things for the birth. It suddenly dawned on me that I am having a baby soon

Heather
post #39 of 87
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chiromom
I am still the queen of vomit and GI distress. I had DH pick up some more papaya enzyme and the tinctures mentioned in the last thread for itching/liver boost. The dandylion one said specifically NOT to take if pregnant or lactating so I didn't try that one yet. Anyone know why this is and if I really should avoid it?
I bet that is just the standard legal disclaimer becuase dandilion is one of the things my midwives recommeded to me for my low iron
post #40 of 87
The bead thing sounds cool but I have no idea where I would get beads....
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