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post #21 of 53
I'm still here, too. I saw my mw yesterday and I'm not dilated at all. Even though I know this means nothing, I was still hoping for some sort of change so I could feel like my toning contractions were doing something. I am also very big and having difficulty moving. I've gained seven lbs in the past week cause I still eat tons and don't move much now and I'm putting on fluid. At least my BP is great and I'm not spilling any protein in my urine. (I've gained 80 lbs during this pregnancy!)

Tiffany- I forgot about the full moon on Thursday. Thanks for the reminder. Of course I've scheduled an appointment in the next town over with a therapist/clairvoyant for Thursday to communicate with my unborn child and work through any childbirth issues I may be having. I know it sounds kind of hokey, but I'm really excited to see what she has to say. At least its something to look forward to, other than labor.

I feel for everyone else who is also huge and slow and clumsy and having to deal with the waiting game. Keep up your spirits and remember it WILL happen.
post #22 of 53
Thanks for taking care of the list this week, Dee. I had talked to Kash about taking over this week, but since my baby came I haven't done anything but
hold her. I don't plan on doing anything else for several more days, either!


Catch up with you all later! Congrats to all of the other new mamas!
post #23 of 53
Thread Starter 
No problem! Congrats on your new baby girl!
post #24 of 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patchfire
Still here, still - but shouldn't they have a less perky version??

The cramps are... still here, more or less. Sometimes I have contractions instead, sometimes it's more crampy, sometimes it's more frequent, sometimes less frequent. My back is in a pretty much constant state of pain.

I have definitely reached the point where I think that I will be pregnant forever! I am trying to find 'good points' about this
Yeah lemme just nod in agreement to all of this lol The less perky version should have the irked face on it LOL because thats exactly how I feel! :

I am having the same thing as you, sometimes cramps, sometimes ctrx, sometimes intense sometimes not. Sometimes consistent sometimes sporatic. I GIVE UP! Instead of my back being in constant pain tho its my crotch. I can barely climb into my minvan it hurts so bad.

Yup yup total agreement on going to be pregnant forever. I went overdue with my last and so i was totally especting it this time and have had the going to have an April baby mentality but its not helping the fact that I am uncomfy and so friggin hormonal! So not like this with my DD, I was comfy and happy and content as could be even at 9 days over. Why can't it be that way this time?

I should stop complaining. I know I won't be pg forever and I know I do not ant to go into labor for another 7 days but then again I just want it over with. Oh the conflict

Come one : and bring Kash and my babes purty please?!
post #25 of 53
Baby vibes to Kash!

Ellery's early days are eerily similar to Maya's...which means I have another high needs baby. Pray for me, y'all. I'm nearly delirious from sleep deprivation. I'm ready to jump through all the necessary hoops in an effort to calm my "fussy" baby (i.e. chiropractic, elimination diet, infant massage, white noise, etc). We did it all last time, and none of it helped (except for white noise), so I'm not getting my hopes up. I love my girls so dearly, and I love cuddly newborns. But I find myself longing for a three- or four-month-old now!

One tip I can pass along to others with high needs babies: noise! Turning on the fan above the stove always calms my babies down. As does the blender. It's so strange how a screaming baby will just melt into my body and grow wide-eyed when the noise is turned on.
post #26 of 53
Serina, my niece was the same way- the vacuume worked everytime. I have the kinda 360 from your baby- mine sleeps and sleeps- and I want her to wake to nurse because I fear I will explode and then I will have to clean it up :LOL But she is more cranky than Rainey was- so that shows you how calm Rainey was...

Well, I have a underline headache today- not fun and for some reason my bottom and my--- well really my whole area is hurting to the point it hurts to sit. I am not sure what is going on- if I over did myself, if it is just now catching up with me from the birth, if it is gas, I am just not sure. But what ever it is it is very painful and I just want to lay down, but I have Rainey who needs me. I also need to do some sewing because Breeze seems to pee thru everything- I mean everything! I am about to go crazy with wet clothes- even my PUL leaked!

The ILs are coming on firday and I have zero energy to keep the house clean- I would think it is from hurting- I was feeling great, now I feel like my pelvis and every other part down ther is falling out!

So, that is me.... Such joy to hear from, I am sure

On a good note, Breeze's face is looking much better- she was very brusied on her eyelids for some reason, after birth. We are thinking it was from her sucking her thumbs in the womb- and now she is realizing that when she pokes herslef in the eye it hurts, so now we are down to a very light purple color. I hope it clears up by friday- but I dont think it will be cleared totally- but my goodness she is a pretty baby- Everyday she gets more pretty!
post #27 of 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by somewhere to grow
One tip I can pass along to others with high needs babies: noise! Turning on the fan above the stove always calms my babies down. As does the blender. It's so strange how a screaming baby will just melt into my body and grow wide-eyed when the noise is turned on.
I've been thinking about this a lot lately. Esp. after yesterday, when I made sushing noises for almost 2 hours and I nearly passed out. Why is it that all of my baby equipment plays tin-y horrid "classical" music but none can produce white noise? I mean white noise might actually be useful. I can get real classical music from the radio! (but I can't get any decent static )

It's snowing here. Blech. Will spring never come?

The movie went quite well, but Owen and I were the only ones in the theater. I had really hoped to meet some other moms and babies. Oh well. I'm still going back next week. Don't know how long my $6 will keep them open, but I'll take advantage of it while its there.

I won't go into detail, but I inadvertantly ripped my stitches out this morning. OW! The nurse told me they were the dissolving kind.
post #28 of 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jenniebug
Yeah lemme just nod in agreement to all of this lol The less perky version should have the irked face on it LOL because thats exactly how I feel! :

I am having the same thing as you, sometimes cramps, sometimes ctrx, sometimes intense sometimes not. Sometimes consistent sometimes sporatic. I GIVE UP! Instead of my back being in constant pain tho its my crotch. I can barely climb into my minvan it hurts so bad.


I should stop complaining. I know I won't be pg forever and I know I do not ant to go into labor for another 7 days but then again I just want it over with. Oh the conflict

Come one : and bring Kash and my babes purty please?!

Pleease don't forget about mee! I am still hangning in there at 13 days overdue! I need some good vibes. All of this build up has made me and Mark just numb. I am having all of the above symptoms except add a foot in the ribs just for good measure. I ate the spiciest, yummiest Indian food last night--nothing.

post #29 of 53
s aquarianmom!!! I have been 9 days "late" but i was content to be overdue. This time not so much.

I have the foot in my ribs, butt in my lungs, head in my cervix and fist in my side. Not to mention the acide reflux that is suddenly rearing up. Oh yea and now we are having a friggin snow storm! As if I'm not depressed enough it has to go and snow again. I am so sick of the snow, I am sick of winter and I just want to hold my baby! *whine whine whine*

Someone just put me outta my misery already lol
post #30 of 53
Not much time, but Spike has finally arrived, and it's a boy!

Jacob Sirius made his appearance at 6:28 this morning, after a labor I can describe at present only as 'intense.' He was 8 lbs, 12 oz (a huge shock to me, since dd was 7 lbs 1 oz!) and a whopping 22 inches long! He ended up being 'almost' a water baby - I pushed standing up in the birth tub - and almost born in the caul, too.

More and pictures later.
post #31 of 53
Thread Starter 
aquarianmom!! I've heard pineapple can help bring on labor. Kash, congrats!

I'm still loosing my plug. Due tomorrow but highly doubt baby is coming then.
post #32 of 53
Congrats Kash!

Owen was up for HOURS last night. So tired.

I had a typically crazy call from my step-monster last night. She feels very strongly that we should start feeding Owen rice cereal. I pointed out that he is only 3 weeks old and she swore up and down that she started her son on solids at 2 weeks. This is the same woman that recommended "euthanasia" for my BIL with a cold (I guess she meant "echinacea", my sister said she wasn't ready to put him down yet anyhow). :LOL At least her baby rearing days are behind her. Kind of scary.
post #33 of 53
Yay, Patch! Welcome, Jacob!

Christine, my MIL told me that she fed her kids rice cereal at 6 weeks. I said, surely you mean 6 months, but nope. She's questioned many of our parenting practices, albeit politely, but now she sees our adorable healthy 3 yr old she has concluded, "I guess you just do things differently..."

Ang, I am feeling much the same way today after feeling "fully recovered" by about day 5. My bleeding had almost stopped and today is heavy again. I realised yesterday was the busiest I've had so far and I carried Lila in the sling a lot. So I figure it's my body saying, 'take it slowly'. Today I'm staying home, going slowly, taking arnica and drinking my after birth tea (nettle, raspberry leaf, lemonbalm & alfalfa).

Serina, I hope your little one mellows out some. I'd forgotten the noise thing. But yesterday I vacuumed and she was fine. Today Lila was napping and woke up every time the music stopped on the CD player; and here had been me keeping things so quiet the first week; silly, and that was a mistake we made with DS who then grew to have a really hard time sleeping unless it was totally quiet. Well, at least with an older child around it's unlikely to stay quiet for too long!
post #34 of 53
Cholderby: My mother has mentioned twice to me that she gave me rice cereal at 2 weeks and if I gave it to Logan, he would sleep longer and not want to nurse so often. I was like, "So filling his stomach with useless volume that he can't digest well and won't want the food he's supposed to have is a GOOD THING?" She hasn't said anymore about it. That was a school of thought in that time. My mother also received a shot in the hospital to dry up her milk! Can you imagine someone asking for that today!?
post #35 of 53
yay kash! congrats!!

eating pineapple hasnt worked for putting me in labor but it sure is yummy!
post #36 of 53
Welcome Jacob!!! Congrats Patch!!!!!

to everyone still waiting- I was 11 days over due with my first, so I feel for you all!


Quote:
Originally Posted by newmomma2005
Cholderby: My mother has mentioned twice to me that she gave me rice cereal at 2 weeks and if I gave it to Logan, he would sleep longer and not want to nurse so often. I was like, "So filling his stomach with useless volume that he can't digest well and won't want the food he's supposed to have is a GOOD THING?" She hasn't said anymore about it. That was a school of thought in that time. My mother also received a shot in the hospital to dry up her milk! Can you imagine someone asking for that today!?

I second this whole thing! I hear the rice cereal stuff a lot from mothers that formula fed. and my mom also got a shot to dry up her milk. I must say that my mom is a great breastfeeding grandma- totally supportive, my MIL is more like the "cover up please" type. It makes her uncomfortable

Christine- did you ask about prefolds a few weeks ago? How we fold them? Well I took photos of Breeze putting on a prefold for you- and anyone else to see how we make them fit! http://kids.corelevel.com/gallery/prefolds

Muse- I also stopped bleeding and then today heavy flow.... And I took it very easy yesterday. I am getting very stressed, my house is a pit! in on spot I have 3 empty 2 lt. pop bottle (thanks to DH) a pair of Rainey sliky shorts, paper, and other garbage crap- and this is all in about a foot spot! Raineys room is a mess, my office- heee... yeah right! My room is a mess, the downstairs MESS! And my ILs are coming tomorrow!

My ILs have decided to get a hotel room. So that is good, because I tend to end up in the spare room when Breeze wakes up at night so I dont wake everyone else up. Last night Rainey decided not to go to bed until 3am.... How am I even alive today??? She has been very testy with us- crying and having fits, she is not one to have fits. I mean on the floor bursting into tears because we say no to something. So unlike her. I guess this is a bit much for her.

I guess I have nothing super positive to day :LOL I have been locked up in the house for a week- besides the 2 trips I have made to walmart. I guess I am going stir crazy. We are getting some light snow here today too- I just cant wait for spring. We have 3 feet of snow on the ground, no joke! I want it all to go away so I can take Rainey to the park.

Here is a picture of Breeze that I took yesterday (1 week old!!!) and here is one of Rainey I have to share her too! She will be 2 on Thursday! 1 week away....
post #37 of 53
I'm back! I posted a birth story on the birth story thread, but I'll give you the summary-boy born on the morning of the 22nd of March, 7lbs and 20in long. We were home from the birth center a few hours later, and just hanging out here at home being pampered by dh. Everything went really smoothly for us! Yippee!! He still doesn't have a name, but I'll keep you posted. Today might be the day that he gets one....

http://homepage.mac.com/stomko
post #38 of 53
Ellery's lump (cephalohematoma, left parietal) is not getting smaller. Today her doctor took one look at it and ordered an x-ray series. I had to expose her to four different x-rays, and I'm feeling awful. That kind of radiation is terrible for anyone's health, much less a two week old. But he's concerned about it's size and wanted to make sure there was nothing else going on. I can't get over the guilt, though. She screamed the entire time (especially when they not-so-gently "stabilized" her head between two hard foamy things) and I just wanted to take her and run away.

Ack. Early food feeders. I tend to avoid the topic with my family now. We didn't feed our firstborn solids until seven months, and we don't intend to feed solids to this one until she's ready, either. I'm thinking around nine months, unless she show readiness earlier. It think all the grandparents were ready to start sneaking her cereal at night, as they seemed really uncomfortable with exclusive breastfeeding past one week of age. "When are you going to start feeding her?" Hmmm...isn't that what I do now?

What really gets me is my sister-in-law. Her husband is diabetic, and has been since toddlerhood. Her kids are at risk, too, and she starts feeding them solids at three months. I just read a study in a very mainstream magazine that linked early feeding of solids to the development of diabetes! I mentioned it to her, casually, and she said, "Yeah, it seems like we can't do anything right anymore! I just let things roll off my back." Okay then.

I had stopped bleeding, too, until Tuesday. I've been out every day, so I'm thinking I should slow down. It's the durned carseat, which I'm philosophically opposed to carting around. But it's so cold at times that I feel bad picking up my cozy newborn and exposing her to the frigid air before stuffing her in a sling and rushing to the door. So, I lugged around the seat until inside, then used the sling. That takes a lot of work!
post #39 of 53
Serina, where did you see that article? My cousins husband is also diabetic and she is starting to feed her 4 month old solids! It drives me nuts.... We started our girl at about 10 months I think- well when she was 6 months she had yams but nothing else until about 10 months and even at her 1 year birthday she didnt want any cake only the fruit I used to cover the cake! That made me very happy

Wow... I am bleeding something major around here- like the day after she was born. I didnt even have a pad on yesterday- no blood at all, and today bang- HELLO! I am tired and emotional. DH said for me to lay down today and we will deal with the house tomorrow night- right.... He really doesnt clean- his idea of cleaning is putting his shirt on the bed and not the middle of the floor... Yeah, right "WE" will clean. I hate when my ILs come for this very reason. It is not like they have a super clean house, but still... My mom said "maybe she will help you clean".. Dont think so. I have managed to keep up on laundry however I need to hang it all up- 3 loads.

I cant believe my baby is 8 days old. It just goes so fast.

Okay- I have to check out TAO and the TP- I am in a major need for infant sized prefolds, my girl just pees too much for preemies!
post #40 of 53
Who else is still a mama in waiting?

I am 2 days "late" but ok with that because I don't want to go into labor untl after Wed when the midwife I really like will be back in town. Still I am slightly depressed to still be pg and not holding my baby. The diapers and adorable lil onesies & nighties are taunting me :LOL I may have to hide them!
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