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post #21 of 71
[QUOTE=WhiteWax;7268680
I'm doing ok over here except that gosh darn Ligment pain that you were all talking about a while back... I think I missed out on that thread because I really didn't know what every one meant... but HOLY COW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sitting too long and then stretching out (like going to bed) and trying to roll over in bed is EXCRUCIATING!!!! Tears come to my eyes and every night DP asks me whats wrong. The pain is right where your legs connect to your body and it hurts soooo much....

any one know what I could do about it or to help it??? excercises? a band? something? anything???? Hot pack? cold pack? PLEASE.... I'm hoping some one has an answer!!![/QUOTE]

I think I may be experiencing this on some level too. If I move to fast or am in a awkard position in bed...but it is mostly in my lower adodmen (I know I spelled that wrong)! It HURTS! I really to make an appt with a chirco!
post #22 of 71
[QUOTE=willoLevin;7266891
I was kind of bummed about gaining 7 pounds in one month at the last appt, so I've been trying to watch what I eat and make sure I'm actually hungry. I find, though, that a couple of times the past few days, I've been feeling positively ill with depletion using this strategy. Don't think I'm starving myself--far from it!--but I'm not sure I can even be moderate. It seems that if I wait to eat until I am hungry, I am actually hungry enough to be sick.

I did have the best sandwich today, though. The fridge is full of leftovers, so I was making a sandwich with a chicken cutlet. I used leftover refried beans as a sandwich spread with the chicken, and it was SO GOOD.

--willo[/QUOTE]

I think this is going to be about my weight gain this month too not too happy about, but I feel like I am constantly hungry.
post #23 of 71
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Originally Posted by mommamin View Post
How is your sister's baby doing? I hope he comes home soon!
He's doing really well!! Saturday I went with my sis to the hospital and they moved him from the NICU to the regular nursery. We're going to see him today too. Tonight he comes home and we'll all be waiting at her house to have a surprise welcome home party for her. It's really exciting, I'm so proud of her for pumping for him all of this time and still visiting him every day, twice a day. She's a great mom!


Cygnet: I'm so sorry to hear that you are still hurting from your fall
post #24 of 71
Oh what a day!

DD has the last four molars coming in and is a miserable kiddo. The stress of getting our house ready to sell and the stress of finding money for the house we want to buy isn't helping anyone relax either.

Well, this morning around five dd woke up and promptly kicked me in the eye! My eye was open, and so I wound up with a huge corneal abrasion. DD is screaming, I'm bleeding and trying to put together an ice pack, and dh is trying to get dd to calm down and go back to sleep. I take some tylenol, and begin the ice pack on for a minute, off for a minute routine (dd is a crazy kid, DH and I have learned ALL about toddler induced corneal abrasions and don't even go to the doctor anymore).

Anyway, we have to get up by 7. But DH turned off the alarm while I was stumbling blind around the kitchen. So we got up closer to 8. DD was still miserable and crying over everything as I rushed about the kitchen trying to get everything ready for work. Dh said he'd bring dd's teddy bear down but instead he fell back asleep! So DD is standing at the bottom of the stairs screaming "sleepy bear! sleepy bear! sleepy bear!" over and over, my right eye is swollen shut and leaking tears, and I'm trying to prepare lunches/get the coffee going/start breakfast/set out meds/etc. I keep telling DD..."Sleepy bear is coming, dada is bringing sleepy bear" until finally I shout up the stairs (to discover dh barely awake and wondering what the fuss is about).

He jumps out of bed and runs to the stairs to toss down sleepy bear (as I am climbing the stairs and dd wails at the bottom) but...we've been doing some home improvements and he forgot to put some of his tools away last night. So he slipped at the top of the stairs on a screw driver and fell down the stairs. I managed to stop him before he took us both out, but he now has bruises up his side and back, and he actually cut his leg open in a few places on the stair treads!

So I'm doing the pirate routine with one eye, he's bleeding on the stairs, dd is consoling sleepy bear, and....wellllll....

I got to work and ate a giant chocolate chip cookie. GD and the healthy diet be damned. Today is a cookie day. Maybe two cookies. I don't know yet. Heck, maybe I'll even have THREE cookies! Bwa ha ha!

Sigh...I'm about ready to go back to bed. But this is probably it for the day, right? Right?
post #25 of 71
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Originally Posted by wombatclay View Post
I got to work and ate a giant chocolate chip cookie. GD and the healthy diet be damned. Today is a cookie day. Maybe two cookies. I don't know yet. Heck, maybe I'll even have THREE cookies! Bwa ha ha!
That sounds like practically a WHOLE CHOCOLATE CAKE day to me!
post #26 of 71
Wow everyone has been busy, and quite a few feeling icky too . Hope things start to clear up for everyone.
I feel huge today, maybe it is the shirt I am wearing, but everytime I look in the mirror I am like: Is that me? Some of you were saying how this is going by fast for you, well it seems to be moving quite slow for me, this baby isn't coming until summer and it is very much still winter here! I might be impatient, but I am anxious to meet this little babe!
I am very excited as DH and I are looking into the posiblity of buying a home. There is a wonderful program that makes it "afforbable" for 1st time home buyers here, They may award us with 30% down payment grant for a brand new home. It is Boulder counties way of keeping the community diverse and not pushing out all the "middle class" families. I think it is a great program and am very excited about it! I am doing well, I haven't bought anything for the baby yet, I don't feel like I need a lot either since we aren't finding out the sex and I already have quite a few gender neutral things to use. Although I have been researching cloth diapers because I want to use cloth from the very begining this time, there is so much to choose from which makes it hard to make a decision. Love fuzibunz, but not the price!! So diapers will be my main big purchase, that and a new Zolowear sling, but I don't think babies need a lot in the begining. I mean they will be a bundle in your arms and bed for a long time with a bundle of diapers next to them, I think simplicity is key, or maybe I have to think that way in my inky dinky house! Happy growing everyone!
post #27 of 71
Cool news on the house herbmama!

DH and I used a 1st time home buyer program in NY a few years ago and it was a big help...they paid the closing costs (or at least a big chunk of them) and helped the whole thing go smoothly. This time it's not an option (not 1st timers) but we'll still be benefiting since we're looking at homes in our price range which means homes in "depressed" neighborhoods and the state provides some loan help for those homes too as long as they will be owner occupied.

Do you have Freecycle where you live? I got a ton of diapers for DD when she was about 8mo just by posting on our local freecycle. I haven't looked for newborn dipes since I'm not planning to do cloth this time round (or at least, not till my older dd potty learns...the well wont handle that much laundry!). But the stuff I got from Freecycle was really good quality and waaaaaay nicer than I could have afforded on my own.

Just a thought!
post #28 of 71
wombat, I had to laught at your post. I had a sign hanging in my room for years.

"Some days you have to drag yourself out of bed, and push yourself forward to do all that you can. Other days are made for hiding under the covers and eating cookies."

Might I recommend the bed and cookies approach?



So far, this week is going well. I'm so glad that my students have February vacation coming up next week. We're all starting o drive one another crazy and really need the break. There's (finally!!!) snow in the forecast for Wednesday and a good chance of a snow day to go along with it. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

The only stressful part of this week is that dh and I have had to start looking at daycare options. We'd originally thought that his mother was going to be helping us out come September but she just announced to us that she doesn't want to be that tied to any committment. She says she's just too busy. (no kids at home, and living on paternity from my fil...hmmm) Which I can understand, but it would have been nice of her to tell us this a few months ago when we first started talking about it. Dh's sister would love to help out, but is unsure where she's going to be living this fall. It depends on when her dh is finally discharged from the army. Unfortunately, she has no idea when she can commit so we have to go looking outside of the family. Dh is in school full time for one more semester and I have to keep working for the income and the health insurance. Why isn't anything ever easy?
post #29 of 71
Everything is great on our end. Feeling pretty tuckered out a lot though. Oh, and the strangest change has taken place in me. I don't sleep well unless my husband is next to me. It's the wierdest thing. I've always been the opposite--not sleeping well next to another person. My body must be getting prepared for co-sleeping .

I Went to my first Holistic Moms meeting here in Knoxville today. I learned different way to wear your baby, baby sign language, and Margarita (who owns and designed Swaddlebees) was there talking about different cloth diaper options. It was really cool. Babies were EVERYWHERE. My heart was actually BURSTING with love for these little guys. I loved watching the progression of interaction between them. It started out with all of the babies (mostly between 6-15 months old) just totally checking out the others. Twenty mintues later saw the begining of the Great Baby Migration, and before the meeting was up the center of the room was filled with babies playing together, tugging on one-anothers socks, and "chatting". What a great experience!
post #30 of 71
Thread Starter 
OMG Wombatclay! What a crazy and scary morning!

I had my first pregnancy injury yesterday. DP and I were setting up the nursery and there was stuff everywhere, I tripped (backwards) on a lamp. In an attempt not to break the lamp I turned and landed on one of the drawers to DS's dresser with my hip. When I woke up this morn my hip hurt all the way down to my ankle. It was scary but I'm feeling better now.
post #31 of 71
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Originally Posted by Jilian View Post
He's doing really well!! Saturday I went with my sis to the hospital and they moved him from the NICU to the regular nursery. We're going to see him today too. Tonight he comes home and we'll all be waiting at her house to have a surprise welcome home party for her. It's really exciting, I'm so proud of her for pumping for him all of this time and still visiting him every day, twice a day. She's a great mom!


Cygnet: I'm so sorry to hear that you are still hurting from your fall

Wonderful news! I am glad his stay was short!
post #32 of 71
Really nice weekend and week so far. I moved our bed against the wall so that I can sleep slightly propped against it. It worked well for my first pregnancy because I've got that in between thing going on. If I sleep on my back my hands go numb (not good) and if I sleep on my side my hip hurts or goes numb (not good). So in between it is!

Kids are well behaved. And my dh is going to make me a surprise dinner tonight because it's my birthday. I've been going through a cooking kick lately, having a lot of fun searching for fun recipes. I made curry vegetables with rice noodles and blonde brownies this past weekend.

My really nice neighbor brought us over a vase of flowers and a bag of cookies yesterday for valentines day. She's so nice!

Pregnancy-wise I feel great. I've been trying really hard to get in at least 10 minutes of stair stepping exercise every day, more if I have time. Well, that's about all I can think of right now!
post #33 of 71
Wow! New houses on the way for people! Cool!

Jilian - I am so happy to hear that your nephew is coming home! And sorry about your hip - OUCH!

Marvelleaux - the holistic moms meeting sounded amazing! I am soo jealous! I still vividly remember my first breastfeeding class (when a mom who delivered her second a couple weeks early demonstrated nursing for us - first time I had ever seen anyone nurse!) and my first LLL meetings. It's all good!

I'm slowly getting better, but I have had to give up going back to school. I have mixed feelings about it, especially since I have struggled with really wanting to be there at all for over a year. So I will take this upcoming year to really work on personal/internal issues and decide if I want to go back next year or not. DH and I are both struggling with the potential repercussions of me not going back (especially the salary I would make once out of school). We have some soul-searching to do!

Otherwise, other things are fine. I do have a question, though: Has anyone noticed that baby moves a lot one day and then not much the next day? This kid is sooo active, but then may not move around much the next day. Just wanted to be sure that the fluctuations are normal.

Have a good week!
post #34 of 71
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Originally Posted by Cygnet09 View Post
Has anyone noticed that baby moves a lot one day and then not much the next day?
absolutely! Big variation here, I try not to worry about it, just make mental notes.
post #35 of 71
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Originally Posted by Cygnet09 View Post
I do have a question, though: Has anyone noticed that baby moves a lot one day and then not much the next day? This kid is sooo active, but then may not move around much the next day. Just wanted to be sure that the fluctuations are normal.
Same here. No rhyme or reason to her movements as far as I can tell. Some days she twirls around every time I eat, and others I only feel her right when I am falling asleep.

Does anyone know when we are supposed to start the "kick charting?" My sister mentioned something about 10 kicks an hour or something, but that might be later when we can actually feel the kicks more regularly?
post #36 of 71
I "counted kicks" much later...towards the middle/end of the third trimester I think. And with dd I was considered moderately high risk so I think they asked me to start countin a little sooner than most mamas. Later, when I went past 40 weeks, they wanted me to keep a closer eye on dd's movements.

I'm finally feeling dd2 move every day, but it's pretty uncertain (I know I'll feel more as she continues to grow and can "push" beyond the anterior placement) but sometimes I'll have a good 5-10 minutes of baby boogie and sometimes just one thump in a whole day. I'm trying not worry about it.
post #37 of 71
i have been feeling (and seeing) tons and tons of POW kicks where my belly pops out...usually on the right side and very visible. and then on saturday i realized i hadn't felt that at ALL that day. and i had a moment of panic. it was a really strange revelation that i didn't remember from my last pregnancy. i did feel a few small movements later that night but i guess baby had just moved to a feet against the placenta position or something. it definitely worried me. he's been back to his usual acrobatics today though. lots of bumps and POWs

i'm feeling huge. my lower back is very achey by the end of the day. and after i've been sitting for a long time. sleeping is also the wake up when something gets numb and change positions type. can't believe i still have sooooooooo many weeks and so much more to grow

i (too) gained 7 lbs in the previous 4 weeks at my last appointment and i would really like to NOT gain that much during this 4 week period. but i'm not really doing much to 'avoid' it. i'm *starving* all the time and still eating. and eating some not so great things. ie. my son's daycare is doing fundraising so i bought a cheesecake yesterday : it is soooooooo yummy. i told dh 'please eat some so i don't eat it ALL!'

i'm in super nesting mode. our 3rd bedroom was our guest room but we've gotten it ready for baby. dh painted and i loooooove the color. and then we set up the changing table and crib and i dug a lot of baby things out of the basement this weekend and hemmed curtains. i love 'baby prep' and i know that however i decorate the room now will probably be the way it looks until he is 10 it is looking really cute and sweet in the process of moving furniture around we moved my son into the 'big' guest bed and moved his twin bed into the baby room. (i'll do a combo of sleeping with baby in our bed, the twin bed and some times in the crib.) and i purged 4 garbage bags of goodwill stuff. it feels like my son is growing up now that his room looks 'older'
post #38 of 71
I met with my first doula candidate today (I'll be interviewing the only two doulas in town who have attended VBAC mamas). She seemed really nice and although it took 15 minutes or so, by the end of the hour+ meeting dd was playing peek-a-boo with her and offering to comb her hair. So that was nice to see.

I'm just so nervous about picking the "wrong" doula (like I did last time). I know a lot more now, and my hopes for this birth are a lot lower (I told her that if the babe arrived healthy and vaginally I'd be thrilled, that everything else was pretty much icing)...but still.

I'll meet the other doula next week (or this weekend, I'm not sure).

The funny thing is these two women are partners, so they provide backup for each other so it's possible that if I pick one I'll actually wind up with the other.
post #39 of 71
Hey Mamas... I have a really odd question....

With my first DD I felt "normal" baby movements... around my belly, feet under the ribs sort of thing... and with this on i feel someof that stuff but for the most part it feels like this baby is dancing on my cervix. This may seem like a totally strange way to describe the spot I mean but thats the best I can think of. And I'm pretty sure it's not gas or anything funky going on... you know that unmistakable feeling of fetal hiccups???? I felt it around my cervix area today. Maybe I'm not really sure of the placement of my cervix, but the movements are all very internal and very low and feel like they are trying to escape.

so...
1) HAS ANYONE FELT THIS?????

2) Does any one know what's going on, or why or if it something to be concerned about???

It's really odd and it doesn't hurt or anything but it's a little uncomfortable... like, it just doesn't feel *right*.
post #40 of 71
Thanks for the reassurance! You'd think after two full-term pregnancies I wouldn't worry about this kind of thing!

Wombatclay: Good luck with the doula. I can totally understand your trepidation. It sounds like your last one was actually harmful - to your psyche at the very least.

WhiteWax: Yes! Both DDs did this to me and after I was in my third trimester it hurt a bit (sorry to say). I actually went to my CNM about it during my first PGcy because it caught me off guard. It does feel weird. Later on it was almost a "poky" sort of feeling. If you have any other symptoms, I would call your MW/OB, but I would say that it's pretty normal.
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