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post #41 of 87
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Originally Posted by love_homebirthing
p.s. What's a symbiote? :
It's a little critter you let live inside you and share your consciousness. Or in some cases, it takes over and controls you (think Alien). Very sci-fi.

Well, I should feel guilty by comparison for wanting to be done with the pg when you two are so happily content, but I don't. In fact, I'm gonna go eat chocolate now and feel very sorry for myself.

*grins wickedly*
post #42 of 87
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Well, I should feel guilty by comparison for wanting to be done with the pg when you two are so happily content, but I don't. In fact, I'm gonna go eat chocolate now and feel very sorry for myself.
Nah! You shouldn't feel guilty one bit. I'm a freak of nature - that's all - and even with that on my side (haha) I still have some hard core moments of "get these things OUT OF ME!!!" It's all good. And chocolate always helps.
post #43 of 87
Less grouchy today Thats probably because my chiropractor (and my MIL who was along for the appt to watch dd) has forbidden me to do anymore strenous housework such as vacuuming and mopping I still want our wood floors to be super clean (a pet peeve of mine- especially while in nesting mode) so guess what DH gets to do when he comes home...you guessed it! Vaccuum and mop the house for me!

My back is hurting really bad today because I'm umm...a little backed up I feel like I have horrible gas pains and I really wish it would go away! When it started last night I was hoping it was labor, but its definitely just intestinal stuff because I don't feel anything down low or any cervical pain like labor. I just took some meds that should help me feel better in a few hours hopefully. I feel like an awful mama because I'm at the point where I can't really even keep a positive attitude about enjoying what could be the end of my last pregnancy because I'm so frickin' miserable : I'm trying to be happy that I'm lucky enough to be pregnant and having a healthy baby...but its really hard right now. Maybe he doesn't want to come out cause he thinks I am a meanie cause I keep whining all day...
post #44 of 87
I think the Alien creature was more of a parasite than a symbiote because it kills you when it's done with you DH has been referencing Alien all the time and I'm very glad, Adina, that you referenced DS9 - now that's an alien living inside you that a person could love!
post #45 of 87
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Originally Posted by Citykid
I think the Alien creature was more of a parasite than a symbiote because it kills you when it's done with you DH has been referencing Alien all the time and I'm very glad, Adina, that you referenced DS9 - now that's an alien living inside you that a person could love!
/geek on

Well I figured the Alien reference was better known than the Stargate-SG1 reference, in terms of symbiote's who take over...plus there's the whole Goa'uld vs. Jaffa vs. Tok'ra thing....

/geek off
post #46 of 87
Boy am I happy that there are people who have some clue what I am talking about...when i pull out sci-fi references, I tend to get silence and blank stares.

Of course we could always go with the Spaceballs one...at least he ttap danced!
post #47 of 87
I can also relate to the end of pregnancy frustration! I am STILL morning sick, (need to eat every 1.5-3 hours, have heartburn up my back and sometimes up my chest) at nearly 37 weeks, and am tired, having BH and yesterday had a sore back. I thought things were starting, but no. "your body is practicing up!" the m/w said.

Good news: I am GBS negative!! and my liver levels as far as I know are still normal. And that means I don't need an OB unless something strange happens.

I just want to sleep today, so I am resting when I am not eating or waiting til I can lie down after eating.

Doing dishes and bending over have become very painful for my upper back and lower back DH does them when I ask, but I wish I didn't have to keep asking.

I am craving snow, so am food processing ice cubes to get the closest thing I can!! and warm baths daily, and foam stress balls, which we found this weekend at a local foam bed shop. I am happy when I am crunching on "snow" from ice cubes and holding my foam stress ball. How weird my cravings are!! I told DH at least they're legal!!

I miss regular food like crazy! I have developed a really restricted diet to save my esophagus grief, because I get heartburn anyways, but it is worse if I eat most things DH thinks I'm overly cautious, but I told him to try being heartburny for 8 months and see what changes he would make to try and keep sane!

Glad I'm not the only one who wants this over!

Take care, mamas!
post #48 of 87
Lots of regular, painful contractions, but I have no idea what's going on. I'm so confused... but I threw up today, that's a labor-positive sign (I almost never puke).

Glad to see sci-fi references. I think I'd rather be Jadzia; her symbiote had a nice pouch *outside* of her body, so when it wiggled it didn't, say, kick her in the liver. Teal'c's also has a pouch, but his pouch is inside his body.. yick.

Symbiote-- both parties are needed for the survival of either; neither Jadzia nor Dax will survive if they are separated. The same is true for Teal'c and his symbiote (until the triconin... but there's no need to complicate things any further!).

Parasite-- one party can live without the other, one party cannot; if a goa'uld is separated from it's host, the host can survive but the goa'uld cannot. (Note: this is technically true, even though in most cases the goa'uld will take deliberate actions to kill the host when it dies).

I'm really miserable and fuzzy. I can't remember, for example, if they're real contractions if they hurt more when you walk or if those are the fake ones? Mine definately come more frequently and hurt more when I'm up and about. In fact, even sitting in a chair, everything hurts. Holy crap I'm so DONE.
post #49 of 87
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Okay I thought I had a high level understanding of geekdom but even now I'm getting confused...and yet I don't mind it very much; but I really wanna watch some Stargate now hehe.

So my mom calls and asks how I am and do we want to meet her and Dad for dinner and I'm like, Um. No.

That'd be a 45 minute drive one way and nothing fits anymore so it's a major chore to get dressed and I have on sweatpants that are way too small anyway and my pubic hair is sticking out the top I think but I can't tell because I can't SEE down there and even if I could find pants that fit then we'd not get home 'til like nine and I wanna be in bed by nine thanks and DID I MENTION I'M SICK OF BEING PREGNANT?!?

Er, I mean, Um. No. But thanks, Mom. Very sweet of you to ask.

Then she asks no, really, how am I and I tell her that really I'm just tired of being pregnant. And I know it's not much longer and the last few weeks are miserable for everyone, etc. And I'm fine, just tired.

So she volunteers to come up and "help" which is precious only we already put the baby's name letters up on the wall in the nursery and yet haven't told Mom the name (she'll hate it) and aren't going to until after the bean's born, so Mom can't come here until then haha.

(Which is no biggie as she lives nearly an hour away and is not the pop-in type regardless -- though it would've been nice to have someone else do the vacuuming today....)

Anyway. I'm hungry and starting to hate water. :P I'm so tired of drinking water all the time. Ohh wouldn't a BEER taste good! Dang.

*sighs*

I'm just the whiniest thing EVER! Lord I need to just lock myself in and hush.

Sorry. :/
post #50 of 87
to all!

I had my home m/w appt. yesterday. She was impressed w/ our farm and took home some eggs. We have eggs up the wazoo. Anyway, I'm 36wks 3 days and m/w said I had two more days to go before I could have a homebirth. Think I'm going to make it. She did a vaginal and I'm dilated 2 cm's, -1 station, and 70-80% effaced. Woohoo! I have a feeling my prediction is going to be close of having this baby the first week of April. She could feel the baby's head. My dh even brought out his book to reference the -1 station. I think he was so impressed with himself he took the book to work with him. I've been wanting him to read this book forever. I think it's called The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin. Anyway, a great book for your hubby's. I was secretly grinning under the covers from ear to ear. If he's educated about what will happen I think he'll feel way better. He's kinda in the dark right now b/c he isn't. The babe's heartbeat was at 156 which was kinda odd since it's been down to 136 the last two visits. Maybe he was dancing around before she took it. I'm dreading going to my next visit w/out hubby though, it's the only one he can't make. I just feel bad if I forget to tell him something that she told me. Maybe I should take a tape recorder. He doesn't like to be left out which is way cool.
Anyway, just trying to get the last stuff washed and ready for the munchkin. Placing all my stuff in spots where I will be with the baby like next to my glider, my bed, the car seat, and the rest on top of the dresser where all the baby clothes are.

Anyway, that's me for now, besides having heartburn and being tired I'm feeling alright. Besides the minor cramping from the vaginal yesterday.
post #51 of 87
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DH is reading The Birth Partner. It's a great book Penny's Pregnancy book has been my fave of all my reference books. It's LOADED with great info. I'm quite jealous of the Seattleites....
post #52 of 87
I saw my midwife today and had a great appointment! Because of wearing my support/binding, the baby is finally in good position instead of floating around in there katty-corner and has dropped a little! We hope this will give me good labor! My third son stayed diagonal, so when I went into labor he still hadn't dropped any, and she had to reach in and turn him more than once. It was loooong and HARD! I will most likely be wearing my binding during labor. Another client is dropping off a tub for me tomorrow to use in the latter stages birthing. Started taking 5W. I think that's about it.... (((((HUGS)))) sandi
post #53 of 87
Hey all! You guys crack me up.

I don't know what you all are complaining about. It is so special to share your body with your sweet offspring. I just wanna say how much I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE being pregnant! I wish I could experience this blissful joy for the rest of my life. I feel so womanly and special .......... NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously, this sucks! I am having trouble breathing at night and am so huge, I feel like a freak of nature. My ankles are huge and my fingers are swelled up like fat little sausages. I feel so sexy.

Renee, I am sorry you are so uncomfortable. Your posts crack me up. You yelled at your fetus, huh? Too funny! I have also had middle of the night panic when I have been tired. However, speaking from past experience, if you think you are tired now, just wait until he or she is born and cries at all times of the night and NOTHING you do soothes him or her. Actually, I look forward to that. Like someone else said, at least I will be able to breathe and look at a sweet face.

Boovert, I understand your concerns. I just want you to know that you will be okay. Labor and birthing are often scary concerns for first-time moms. I can remember being freaked that I wouldn't have any energy to deal with my newborn. It is amazing how mother nature looks out for us that way. Just look at all the other mothers out there who survived and lived to tell the tale. You will, too.

I had a moment of "get this baby out of me now" yesterday. Then, he or she kicked me, and I felt his or her actual foot. It was so cute. I never got to experience this kind of movement with my DD, as she was transverse. This time, I know the baby is head down so I know what is where in terms of anatomy.

I had a dream the other night that my baby was born and talking to me. He or she sounded just like his or her big sister and I got so happy that we were going to bring a new baby into our home and family. In my dream, it was a girl. That is twice now that I have dreamed of a girl. Hmmmm ....
post #54 of 87
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Originally Posted by nighten
Okay I thought I had a high level understanding of geekdom but even now I'm getting confused...and yet I don't mind it very much; but I really wanna watch some Stargate now hehe.
I love that I am not the only one who watches these shows. I am so going to miss SCI-FI Friday until it comes back on.

MW had to reschedule the homevist for next week. Her MIL is very sick, so her DH had to leave town for the week. I am a bit disapointed as that is the one last big thing I have on my list that I will feel "ready". And then darnit I feel guilty because hey she can't control this.

I am good to go for a HB on the 25th. So we'll see what happens. I had DS at 37 wks 4 days. Today was his birthday actually I cannot believe he is 3 Where did my baby go? had alot of contrax last night and it drove me nuts!!! I cannot wait to see this baby but please wait for 3 more days, I do not want another hosp birth!!

Allison
post #55 of 87
Darn it, my GBS test came back positive. I dont quite know what it all means since I have never tested positive before and didnt even give it a second thought.
post #56 of 87
Still mostly lurking here... I can't believe y'all are still pg! Really! I keep logging in every day, expecting to read that someone's in labor or to read a birth story...

I won't do a belly cast till 40, 41 weeks...
post #57 of 87
I did my belly cast Monday night. Well, DH did it. It's so cool! I wanted to do one when I was pregnant last time, but my girl came too early...just a few days before the weekend we planned to do it. So, I had my 36 week appt yesterday, and babe is posterior. MW said plan on back labor. SWEET! I just love back labor! I had it with my daughter and was hoping this time I could experience what a regular labor is supposed to be like, but I guess there's no such thing. I'm trying to visualize her spinning into the 'proper' position a lot. I am just excited now that she can be born and I don't have to worry so much about having another preemie. I don't quite understand why I'm at 36 weeks though, when my due date is actually 3 weeks away. Whatever. I'm ready for this baby to come (anytime after this weekend because my mom bought us tickets to Cats, and I don't want to go into labor during the show, or waste the ticket.) Actually, I guess as long as my water doesn't break, maybe spending early labor in a play would be a good thing. I'm totally sick of being pregnant though too. Can't wait to lay eyes on this baby!
post #58 of 87
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Originally Posted by Titus2fam
Because of wearing my support/binding, the baby is finally in good position instead of floating around in there katty-corner and has dropped a little! (((((HUGS)))) sandi
Sandi, what kind of binding are you wearing and when did you start wearing it? My baby is diagonal most of the time but at my last appt at 33 weeks my mw said there was still so much time so not to worry about it. But if there's something I could do to encourage a better position I'd love to know about it. Thanks!
post #59 of 87
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Heather -- I think typically the positive GBS means that you go to the hospital/birth center earlier in labor so they can give you an abx shot (it's for the baby) then they have to wait a few hours and give you a second one. Both are done ideally so many hours prior to baby's birth?

At least that's my understanding. Are you having a hospital/birth center birth or a home birth? I guess your m/w can come early and give you the first shot then give you the second one when she returns during active labor?

Sorry I have no experience with this -- just a fuzzy memory of what I've read about it. I'm sure there are other mamas here with better info for you.

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Nadine -- this might be a longshot, but try it. My childbirth instructor said that to get the baby to rotate during descent they have the mom get in the shower and lean forward, then they spray the water directly on her lower back. The baby will TURN its head to listen (think drumming noise from the water spray) and that causes it to rotate.

Is there a spot you could spray water (or put a headphone and softly play music) to get the baby to turn around in you so it's not posterior?

I have no clue if that would work but it's worth a try to avoid back labor.

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Feeling better today so far (haha haven't even been awake for two hours yet though). Did a lot of research last night on breastfeeding and medications and whatnot and that made me feel better.

Plus the bean actually gave me a reprieve last night and stopped jabbing me a little after midnight.

Off to see the m/w -- we're on weekly visits now that I'm in week 38.

Hope everyone has a great day!
post #60 of 87
Swollen arthritis like finger pain kept me up last night, so I'm sort of drowsy today again . Also some abdominal discomfort from baby shifting around onto internal organs or whatnot. Home visit is tomorrow ...ya! Our midwife says baby has been fully engaged for lik3 2- 3 weeks already so we're just waitng and waiting .
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