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post #21 of 241
No theme/nursery here. The babe will be in our room for long enough...maybe until we move out of this house so we are concentrating on a king sized bed and a bedrail for now. Right now, the 3rd bedroom of our house is an office/playroom and I think we are just settling on keeping it that way until we really don't have to.

As for newborn clothes, gendered outfits, etc....we aren't finding out the sex of the babe beforehand and I WAS going to have both a boyish and girly outfit packed up when we were thinking birth center birth but now that we are homebirthing the whole "coming home outfit" seems a little less....urgent. We are definitely going to load up on plain white onesies/kimonos and I'd love to get some pink baby hats/sockies in case it is a little girl. But I'm not super worried about anything besides diapers since it will be supercrazy hot down here at that time of the summer!
post #22 of 241
Cramps can be potassium related, Yamaha. I get them in my legs towards the end of pg as well, and it helps to eat bananas, even though the texture is less than pleasant.
post #23 of 241
I'm glad you had a nice weekend with your DH, Yamahachick- hope you feel better soon!

I'm holding off on all the fun of decorating rooms and all until we actually have rooms for the kids... we plan to move when this babe is about a year old (summer 08) so then we'll get the chance to fix up something really nice for the boys (they'll probably share a room). Until then we have 3 beds connected together in our tiny bedroom (sidecarred crib, then our queen bed, then DS's toddler bed pushed up against our bed); no room for decorating or a theme there! I still can't envision the 4 of us living in our tiny apartment, but I keep reminding myself that people in other parts of the world have a lot more people living in a lot less space (though they probably also have a lot less junk than we do! ). It will be so nice when we can move and hopefully get a house... just have to hang on for another year!
post #24 of 241
No nursery or themes here really.. we co-sleep and I put up the crib for my last two and had it all look oh so nice. Never slept in it once! My 5 yr old is still in my bed but wanting to move upstairs when the mood strikes him. I have a portable crib that will be nice to have around in the day, I would love a moses basket but can't stand the price of them especially for my last baby.

I have some kind of creepy hip/back pain going on and it happens when I lay on my left side. Isn't that the side they tell you is best? It causes me to cramp in there and the only thing that helps it is to flip to my right side. I also tend to wake up flat on my back which is starting to freak me out because I am soooo not a back sleeper. I'm not sure if I am trying to get relief from back pain in my sleep or just trying to find a comfortable position around Aidan.

I am ravenous today! That seems to be all I'm accomplishing so far!!
post #25 of 241
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Originally Posted by bdavis337 View Post
Cramps can be potassium related, Yamaha. I get them in my legs towards the end of pg as well, and it helps to eat bananas.
That is exactly what I was going to say!!

It really sounds like we have a lot more room than most of the people here (not bragging...just stating). In Texas, cost of housing is a lot lower than a good portion of the US so we have more room than some of our friends around the country. We have 4 bedrooms and a playroom so we have plenty of room for the kids to each have their own rooms. I just want us to get rid of a lot of the clutter! We can make all of our stuff work if it is just organized and clutter-free. Having a bigger house sometimes just means that you have more clutter.

If I were co-sleeping for a longer period of time, I wouldn't be doing a nursery at all. I have personal sleep issues with extended co-sleeping so Bella will be in her room probably by the end of the year. I guess I worded that strange. I don't get any sleep when I am co-sleeping past a certain point. I don't have any issues with anyone else doing it. What ever works for you is great!

I guess it is pretty windy outside because my loveseat rocker swing blew over in the backyard. I was planning on letting Benji play in the back while I relaxed in the swing. I guess I need a new plan.
post #26 of 241
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Originally Posted by Mumof3Nic View Post
I have some kind of creepy hip/back pain going on and it happens when I lay on my left side.
This happens to me if I don't have a good pillow behind my back and another one between my knees while sleeping. I get really back hip & back pain if I don't have the pillows just right... which makes it difficult when DS is trying to climb over me and snuggle up with me. I haven't yet noticed a difference between the right or left side, though. Do you have the pain during the day at all or only at night?
post #27 of 241
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Originally Posted by Mel L View Post
That is exactly what I was going to say!!

It really sounds like we have a lot more room than most of the people here (not bragging...just stating). In Texas, cost of housing is a lot lower than a good portion of the US so we have more room than some of our friends around the country. We have 4 bedrooms and a playroom so we have plenty of room for the kids to each have their own rooms. I just want us to get rid of a lot of the clutter! We can make all of our stuff work if it is just organized and clutter-free. Having a bigger house sometimes just means that you have more clutter.

If I were co-sleeping for a longer period of time, I wouldn't be doing a nursery at all. I have personal sleep issues with extended co-sleeping so Bella will be in her room probably by the end of the year. I guess I worded that strange. I don't get any sleep when I am co-sleeping past a certain point. I don't have any issues with anyone else doing it. What ever works for you is great!

I guess it is pretty windy outside because my loveseat rocker swing blew over in the backyard. I was planning on letting Benji play in the back while I relaxed in the swing. I guess I need a new plan.
Mel I think Aidan and I have reached our co-sleeping limit seriously.. my dh and I just don't have the heart to kick him out of our room just yet. I was considering putting his toddler bed down here.. sounds funny when you think of it he's 5 he really should be in a twin bed but he fits just fine in the toddler bed. I also agree whatever works for you is great! I love sleeping with my little ones.

My dh and I were considering moving to Texas in the very beginning of our marriage because of the cost of housing. Alas it would have been difficult for him to find a job out there I think and I'm really glad we didn't although we live in one of the more expensive counties in IL.. I'm still very close to my family and I couldn't picture it any other way especially not with so many children.
post #28 of 241
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Originally Posted by tatermom View Post
This happens to me if I don't have a good pillow behind my back and another one between my knees while sleeping. I get really back hip & back pain if I don't have the pillows just right... which makes it difficult when DS is trying to climb over me and snuggle up with me. I haven't yet noticed a difference between the right or left side, though. Do you have the pain during the day at all or only at night?

Only at night when I lay on my left side.. or let's say I was napping on the couch and curled up on my left side, I also feel it then. So it's safe to say that I don't think my left side likes the extra weight!
post #29 of 241
i have to sleep with a LONG flattish pillow with some under my belly, tucked tween my legs all the way to the ankle, if not i am in PAIN and cant fall asleep.
i am waking up on my back too... makes me a bit uncomfortable to know i have been asleep like that for a while. then i roll over and fetus kicks me and all is well in the world. if i dont have DH behind me to keep me semi sideways he has to put blankets behind me so i dont roll over too much in the Morning when DD ends up sleeping practically on top of me.
i want DH to get a pic of it someday cause i am sure its hillarious.
post #30 of 241
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Originally Posted by Mel L View Post
It really sounds like we have a lot more room than most of the people here (not bragging...just stating).
We have a pretty big house, too (5 bedroom), however so far all 5 kids are living with us (ages 7-18) so all the bedrooms are taken up. Luckily our master bedroom has a sitting area, because that's where our home office is!

Anyway, we are so NOT getting a bigger house - we're just determined to make do. Especially since my 18yo SD is likely within just a few years of moving out.

So the baby will be with us in our room for awhile - no nursery, though I'd love to have one just for the fun of decorating it and the storage.

Probably sometime between 1-2 years we'll transition Jake into a room with his big sister (currently 7) and my older two DDs (currently 10 and 11) will also share a room. I'm not sure what we'll do when my SD moves out, the dynamics, the juggle - we'll just cross that bridge when we come to it. I'm sure anything I plan NOW would be completely irrelevant or unworkable by THEN.
post #31 of 241
Leg cramps, My dad and I get bad leg cramps when we don't get enough calcium. We both eat a lot of bananas, my dad eats 2-3 bananas a day and still gets leg cramps when he's not watching his calcium intake. I am trying to up my calcium (lots of almonds and ice cream ) and protein since I know I haven't been paying enough attention to my diet the last few weeks.

No theme nursery here either. We do plan to move kids around (teens in the hopefully soon to be finished basement and twins in our current room) and we'll finally move into the master bedroom Yippee! We will be partially co sleeping but want a bassinet for nap times and possibly nights ( I am concerned about dh and co sleeping, he's rolled over on me several times and snores LOUDLY) So my plan is to eventually have a screen of sorts to kinda seperate babe's space from ours ie change table, bassinet etc. But our house big as it may be doesn't have a lot of bedrooms, 2 upstairs and we are building 2 in the basement. The twins are currently in my old office which dh and I will use as an office/music studio, he needs some where for all his guitar crappola.

We aren't finding out the gender of babe and it's summer so I'm planning diapers and onsies. I have tonnes of girls clothes that I have kept in storage in the basement but have to make room for renovations. So I am purging a lot of what I dont' want anymore and taking it to a charity store. Then once babe's born I plan on garage sales and gifts to get what we need. I'm not too worried about what I need other than a car seat, sling and cloth diapers. My best friend has a play n go fold up playpen that she's giving us not sure how much we'll use it but it may come in handy out side in the shade.
post #32 of 241
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i have to sleep with a LONG flattish pillow with some under my belly, tucked tween my legs all the way to the ankle, if not i am in PAIN and cant fall asleep.
i am waking up on my back too... makes me a bit uncomfortable to know i have been asleep like that for a while. then i roll over and fetus kicks me and all is well in the world. if i dont have DH behind me to keep me semi sideways he has to put blankets behind me so i dont roll over too much in the Morning when DD ends up sleeping practically on top of me.
i want DH to get a pic of it someday cause i am sure its hillarious.
I sleep with a long king-size pillow in exactly the same way. I start out on my left side, but my hips hurt after awhile and I have to change positions. I ALWAYS wake up these days when I need to roll over. It's starting to become a process.

But I hate waking up so much. I always have to go pee, too. And then it takes forever to go back to sleep.
post #33 of 241
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am i the only one not making a nursery or themed stuff? on one hand i feel like a slacker, and on the other hand i KNOW we wouldnt use any of it so why bother?

No themes here either!..plus I am not very crafty so making much of anything in the way of baby stuff would not be pretty! We will be co-sleeping and we really don't feel like turning one of our other bedrooms/offices/playrooms into a room for baby...since baby will never use it! We keep it pretty simple..but I am trying to decide whether I should get a co-sleeper or crib for naps etc....but my gut is telling me I will never use it..I never did with my first two..hmm..decisions..

I feel huge now! People can not help but notice and I get more and more comments everyday. It is kind of fun!

I feel baby moving A LOT now..and it is really nice and reassuring.

I am just trying not to get too stressed out about the time getting closer and just doing all of the many things that need to be done--one thing at a time!

I am trying to find diapers now! And I am becoming more and more obsessed with baby carriers! I have ordered my first one (a mei tei...and I have a pouch from ds)...but I think there will be many others before the baby is actually here!
post #34 of 241
Nursery, theme... Ha ha ha.

No, that would stress me out too much. I never did it before we moved and our new place (now over 1 1/2 years) still has not been changed. DS room is a nice lavendar.

I do have some things that family members made that I need to find a way to hang, display, frame or something which was the project from Holidays 2005 that I still have not gotten around too.

LOL.

Sigh....

Jessica
post #35 of 241
Soooo... has anyone moved half way across the country within a month of their due date before? The Austin lab is finally starting to set interviews for mid-April. We should get an offer by the first bit of May and then go into packing frenzy so we can get the house listed ASAP.

EEK!
post #36 of 241
ok now i dont feel like such a slacker for not having ANYTHING planned for the baby.
i need to go through the baby clothes we have currently and seperate them from GIRLY, and somewhat gender neutral. just so i have it done by the time we get surprised.
my newborn dipes are being fairied by a friend, so no need to buy any.. tho of course i WANT to. lol.
i suppose i could do some wrap and sling buying. i have my Sachi MeiTai, and really want a Gypsy mama wrap. and a hotsling, and a new ring sling.
and maybe, just MAYBE an Ergo or something of the like. we shall see.
post #37 of 241
ok bArb that sounds INSANE! our lease is up 2 months after the baby comes. i think we MIGHT renew for 6mo. but hopefully DH can get us into a house by then. i REALLY want a yard.
post #38 of 241
Oh Barb! I hope they get it in gear fast! I found out this week the military won't move 8 month pg women (didn't even know they took that into consideration!). Hope you can get things packed up and organized before then. Luckily, your dh seems like the type to help make that happen!
post #39 of 241
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Originally Posted by Yamahachick View Post
Okay, this week has already started out to be a long and painful week. (Probably my fault)

Next, on Saturday night I had HORRIBLE cramps in both my calves so now my left calf is sore to the lightest touch. I can only assume that it is because it was cramped up longer because I was trying to get my right one uncramped first. I hope I did not damage anything. Can you damage your muscle from a cramp? I have been drinking a ton of water so I have no clue what else causes it. Any ideas?
That happened to me a few weeks ago, and it took DAYS for the soreness to disappear. Simply walking, especially walking up or down stairs, was uncomfortable. And just touching it was uncomfortable too. But then the soreness completely went away and I'm so glad I haven't gotten another cramp in my calf.
According to the books, it can be caused by the extra weight we're carrying around now.
post #40 of 241
bArb what a crazy, crazy time to move! I hope everything goes smoothly and works out for you.

I wish I had the money to get a bunch of different slings BUT I think I am just going to make the pouch sling for now. I really wish I had known about slings when my boys were babies.. it would have been much easier on me and I would know what I like by now.
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