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post #141 of 210
yeah Lisa,
I was gonna say, she generally should have one wet diaper for day of life- and then when your milk comes in she'll have many more. But, all babies are a little different and if you can recognize signs of dehydration, then just watch for that. I hesitate to tell anyone to call a ped, because they will tell you to go out and buy formula- i.e. mess things up royally.
Keep and eye on her and nurse her lots. Also make sure you pay good attention to positioning to make sure she is sucking correctly and getting out what she needs to.

I figured you had a long labor since you didn't update us.... so it goes sometimes. sometimes we need those experiences to get us into motherhood fully!

Can't wait to hear more about it!
post #142 of 210
Hi everyone,

I finally have time to type, lol. I can't believe how many babies we had this week! It seems like they come in little bunches don't they? I'm so happy for all the mamas and babes and as SO glad they are all doing great!

I don't really have anything special to write. My grandpa's funeral is tomorrow. I feel terrible for not going, since I am probably the person closest to my grandparents, but I can't fly with the baby yet, and I definitely couldn't battle the snow in the Sierras right now. I had a dream about him last night. I don't remember the details much, but in it I was with him, and holding his hand while he passed on. There was such a strong feeling of love in the dream, and I felt like everything was going to be ok. When I woke up I was crying. I really, really think he was with me, and it was his way of telling me he was ok, and it was ok that we weren't there with him...I know it sounds strange - I've never had an experience like that, only heard people talk about it after losing loved ones.

The kids are sick. Not baby thank goodness. Knock on wood. Other than that we are all doing great! Can't wait to hear all the upcoming baby talk stories.

Oh, and I have 2 gmail invites left if anyone wants one. Just PM me.
post #143 of 210
Lisa- I can't really offer any advise my newborn days were so long ago that I don't remember much. I do want to pass on some good wishes for you and your little one. If you are really concerned I would go ahead and call someone, mw, ped, nurse, or whoever.

I went out and bought an hand mirror today, my old one got lost or something when we moved when I was about 3 mths along. My groin has been feeling very achy and sore all day and I asked dh to take a look. He said pretty much that it looks like my vagina has a runny nose but everything else looked ok. Well I wanted to see for myself, hence the hand mirror. Oh my, after contorting in ways pg women should not have to I got a look. Ladies if you haven't taken a peek in months don't. It didn't even look close to the me I remember. I really should have gotten a new mirror months ago I wouldn't have had such a shock. Anyways, I'm pretty positive that was my plug that came out. Runny nose, more like nasty chest cold. I cleaned up all the mucus and it looks like I am leaking a grayish white fluid. It doesn't smell and except for the fact that my gentials look 10x their normal size everything looked ok. Anyone know if this is normal? the fluid I mean.

My back is killing me so I am going to go get myself an hot water bottle and lay down for a bit with dh. I just wanted to pop on real quick to see if anyone had any thoughts on my leakyness
post #144 of 210
sounds like getting ready for birth fluids Azriel. woo hoo (though don't hold your breath or anything.....)

Ann- i had dreams like that about my grandparents after they died. I didn't have them right away, like you, but for a few years afterwards. When I woke up I always felt like i had the pleasure of spending a little time with them and always felt so happy.
You don't need to be present at a funeral to mourn or celebrate someone.... you can do it privately here and it still be very meaningful.
post #145 of 210
I know what you mean, Malama. Yesterday we went to Byodo In Temple (if you've ever been there) its across the street from our house. Anyways, we lit a candle for him and said a little prayer.
post #146 of 210
Az- Leakiness is a good sign....hooray for leaking...send a little extra leakage my way anyday (well today actually).

DH went out with a friend for a few drinks so I hope he's not too loopy to deal if baby comes...not that I really need him to *do* anything. When is the actual full moon? Tuesday? Awwww man!

Mar
post #147 of 210
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Originally Posted by Chiromom
Az- Leakiness is a good sign....hooray for leaking...send a little extra leakage my way anyday (well today actually).
yeah.... me too??
post #148 of 210
Wow! What a sloooow morning! I guess everybody that posts early has babies now. Hmmmm. I'm a little verclempt. Or maybe just feeling sorry for myself.

I think we might be down to 4-5 active posters who are sans child at this point:

Karen/Malama
Jessitron/Jess
Chiromom/Mar
Human Being/Heidi
Rubysmomjess/Jess????

ummmm....maybe Az, but I wouldn't be suprised if she went after all that leakiness.

I'm sure I must be missing someone...please don't be offended...blame my placenta brain and general state of spazitude.

I know I am *due* late in the month, so I have no cause for feeling left out...but I think there are February moms already with babes....NO FAIR!
Okay, enough pouting for today. Birth is an innate process and my body and my babe know best! I know! I know!


Mar
post #149 of 210
I'm here too Mar.
Last night dh was just not understanding how such a thing can be so out of my control (you think he'd get it at the 3rd baby!!! plus given that we wait for mamas ALL the time). I was honestly shocked to hear him say that! Like I don't want to have this baby in my arms already.

I'm trying hard NOT to feel sorry for myself and to just trust. but it's not always easy. I really should know better, but you know how emotions are! And I'm trying hard not to overanalyze every damn symptom.... like the slightly painful contraction i'm having right now- early labor? or just general warm up- geesh.

Here's to a more relaxed day!
post #150 of 210
Nope, I'm still here. We're getting a massive snow storm 2-3 feet!!! I've been having thoughts of snow lots of it, with birthing this baby since this summer. So we'll see..... I'm also been feeling lots of pressure in my groin and it hurts to walk, and I did have to pee like a hundred times last night. I asked dh if I should leave the pg books all open to the emergecy childbirth sections tonight just in case :LOL and he said yes! Who knows maybe I'll end up with a homebirth after all. Or maybe I'm just a leaky uncomfortable mess.

Speaking of leaky. I got woken up last night by the little chihuahua puppy sampling my leaky breasts and when I tucked them back under the sheet he was like "hey I'm not done with that"

I'm actually very chipper this morning. God only knows why, I had back and leg pain the kept me from even laying down until 1 AM then I woke up about 2:30 with horrible acid reflux. I was up every half hour to change positions to either help the acid reflux of the leg/back pain. Then to make things even nicer. Pervo-puppy woke up about 5 becuase he ate the other dog's food or something and he had the runs.

Its freezing in here. I think I'm going to turn the heat up and make a cake. The cake is just so the oven will be on to warm us up, uhh yeah thats it
post #151 of 210
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Originally Posted by Malama
I'm here too Mar.
Last night dh was just not understanding how such a thing can be so out of my control (you think he'd get it at the 3rd baby!!! plus given that we wait for mamas ALL the time). I was honestly shocked to hear him say that! Like I don't want to have this baby in my arms already.
Maybe he's just feeling frustrated too. He probably wants to have that baby almost as much as you and just doesn't know how to express it. Just like all those well-meaning, but annoying, people who keep calling to see if anything has changed and offering ways to get the baby coming.
post #152 of 210
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Originally Posted by Azreial

Speaking of leaky. I got woken up last night by the little chihuahua puppy sampling my leaky breasts and when I tucked them back under the sheet he was like "hey I'm not done with that"
That image is just totally cracking me up!!!! And I thought my children occasionally checking out me breasts was amusing.

I'm glad we have each other preggo mamas....its soo easy to feel like no one can know how you are feeling. But I know you guys do!

I'm on a cleaning frenzy...doing laundry, cleaned kitchen, about to do the floors and cabinets. I have a fierce headache and it is snowy and blowy here too. It's a good weekend to stay in. I wish I had some good cheesy movies but it is a half hour to the movie store...so forget it.

Mar
post #153 of 210
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Originally Posted by Malama

I'm trying hard NOT to feel sorry for myself and to just trust. but it's not always easy. I really should know better, but you know how emotions are! And I'm trying hard not to overanalyze every damn symptom.... like the slightly painful contraction i'm having right now- early labor? or just general warm up- geesh.

Here's to a more relaxed day!
Karen, we seem to be in the same place sooo often. too bad we can't get together for a cup of tea...at your place preferably...the weather sucks here!

I had a bad dream last night (about childbirth) and had to spend some time journaling to release my crap so I could go back to sleep. I am getting anxious about silly things. I'm gonna go scrub some floors now.

Mar
post #154 of 210
I'm sorta stuck on that image of the dog too! wow az.... what's it gonna be like when the baby is there and you have full on milky ones? That dog is gonna need some training!!!

Yeah, my dh is anxious like me too. He also took this job shooting video for the next 3 days on the other side of the island because we were both so SURE we'd have the baby by now. It's all OK, but the next few days won't be ideal with him gone most of the day. I didn't feel like we'd have the baby during the day anyways- though I've been wrong about everything else so far :! My boys were both born in the afternoon, 1 and 2- not that THAT means anything.
It's our farmer's market day here and I'm craving some rambutan- it's a tropical fruit- small red and furry (long fur) and I'm thinking I'm gonna have to drive in just for that.... then again in the afternoon to get my mom- not usual for me to go twice, but food calls......

mar- sounds like some good nesting.... you go mama!
post #155 of 210
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Originally Posted by Chiromom
Karen, we seem to be in the same place sooo often. too bad we can't get together for a cup of tea...at your place preferably...the weather sucks here!
I'd be all up for that. but maybe chocolate with the tea?????
post #156 of 210
I am glad there is some discussion today. I was afraid I would come to a silent board with all you mamas in labor. Nothing here for us. Either way would be fine at this point.

I had a mw appt yesterday. She doesn't think I will make it to my next appt. Kinda wish she hadn't said that...Now I am think, hmmmm any time now We danced at my appt. It was fun and funny at the same time. Shy dh went to the computer while the dancing went on!! He is cool with mw and homebirth - just not dancing without lots of liquor

The house had been cleaned and everything, but we bought a new table yesterday. Everything that had been in our UGLY hutch/sideboard is sitting on the new table. Guess that needs to be put away

Dh is working a bit today for a new stretch of freeway opening. He called laughing, because there are people jogging, car clubs and loads of people out to walk the new stretch. I guess it is a big deal...

So tired today. I caught a little nap while ds and I were in his room. He played pretty well by himself to give me the much needed rest. I am just really tired.

Okay, very rambly today. I thought the little puppy's pervo move was hilarious!!! Malama, enjoy your farmer's market. Sounds delicious. Perhaps your mother's arrival will also bring the babe. Chiro, hang in there. I am also a late date in Jan. I did notice some Feb births Our turn will come.

Proudmom
post #157 of 210
Yeah the puppy is funny. My sister actually took him for the day a couple of weeks ago and she is nursing her 6 mth old son. Well she had the puppy on one side and the baby on the other I guess the puppy thought the other boob was free for the taking and tried to have himself a snack. My sister said the baby was laughing and didn't want to eat any more after that. My poor sister was horrified. If you think that bad with ds one time my cat came over and took a lick. At least puppy tongues are soft. The puppy is still a baby, 4 mths old, so I cut him some slack. The other dog used to try and lick my nipples until she was about 6 mths old, and there wasn't even anything to lick then! Dogs.

Well I've got a chocolate cake in the oven. I bought a heart shaped bunt pan Thursday night so I'm giving it a try. Hopefully I greased it enough and nothing sticks.

Chiro and proudmom, you two are nuts. Why are you looking at the Feb mamas. I don't even want to think that someone due after me is having her baby, I'm due the 29th. Feb mamas will not have their babies until March. and if you don't look you won't know otherwise.

So is it really just the 4 of us left? Everyone else is off having babies and they forgot to invite us
post #158 of 210
Part of my reasoning for looking was my sister. She is "due" March 6ish. She made the off-hand comment that if I go to 42 weeks and she has her baby early, they would be born in the same month and be almost the same age. GRRRRRrrr....

I forgot to add the dh is in NO hurry to have the baby. I think he has some uneasiness about having the baby at home. He mentioned that he isn't sure what his role is. I said the same as last time. You are my MAJOR support person. Then he asked what if we need something we don't have. I assured him that we have all our birth supplies together and we will be fine.

Of course, he told someone after that conversation that we were having a baby in 2-3 weeks...Hello, please don't say that so loudly...she is probably listening and hunkering down for a long stay

Proudmom
post #159 of 210
Proudmom---sorry I forgot to list you in the "still actives"...you know how it is. I'm just tired today too, and restless, and crabby. I want....*something* but i don't know what it is (besides the baby, or maybe it IS the baby)

I was cleaning this am and DH was sitting in the livingroom watching TV and said "well I hope this nesting thing continues for a while after the baby this time because its awesome everything you are getting done". I couldda smacked him.

I'd love to go shopping but I really don't have any money to spend.

Mar
post #160 of 210
I must confess that I've been reading the Feb boards too. I'm just obsessed these days apparently.

I did go to town and bought tons of food. We'll never have to leave. I also cooked an extra pan of enchiladas last night, AND my mom is bringing a bunch of food.

Mar- smack that man. Don't you love how they can feel comfortable sitting and watching TV while you, with your big ole belly is hunkering down and cleaning.

My dh, is on the phone with his parents telling them the baby could come in Feb?!?!?! huh???? That does NOT sound like a good option!
Clearly the baby is happier inside at this point. i suppose that's a good thing.
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