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post #81 of 156
bethany~ maybe your OB was worried with your past history of preterm deliveries. Do you think that maybe that's why she was so harsh? If I were her, I'd be scared to have a patient with a history of 2- 28 1/2 wkers.! (I still wouldn't want to go to her anyway, with her philosophy of you being strapped in bed the whole time, but was just wondering if maybe that was were she was coming from....)
post #82 of 156
Keri, my boys were 38.5 and 37.5 weeks, and weighed over 7 lbs each. I went into labor on my own with each of them, and while my labors were both relatively short (less than 12 hours each), they were uneventful. I hope I didn't misrepresent myself somewhere - please tell me where and I'll edit it asap!!!

I am also not happy that my initial due date was july 22nd, and after my sono they changed it to july 26. I know 4 days sounds silly to quibble over, but I don't want a doc trying to stop labor based on a due date of July 26th, assuming I don't quite get to 40 weeks again. I really need to practice my "I do not consent to that" statement.......
post #83 of 156
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Bethany I told my doctor today that under no certain circumstances where they to go with the sono dates. I stick by my July 23rd due date.. the sono made it the 20th. I always go late and would prefer a later date to go into the 2 week countdown with.

My doctor's appointment was EXCELLENT. I only gained 5 pounds this month, he said my diet looks great.. not perfect but he can tell I'm trying, my bp was good 100/60, I'm measuring ahead but that's normal for me it has nowhere else to go (I'm 27 weeks measuring at around 33 weeks), they tested my iron levels and all that my iron IS beautiful no supplements for me!!, and my urine looked spectacular.

Usually around this time I start having protein in my urine.. it's not something to worry about but is usually brought to my attention. So I'm quite pleased that everything is looking good. Also they did accept my modified payment arrangements and the doctor told me to tack the neti pot on to my bill (bad sinuses right now and I have allergies). I have never been to a doctor that was so understanding and actually talks with me. The only bad news I got was that I DO have PUPPS, but it was funny because he was surprised I knew what the heck it was. I told him I read A LOT and he had a laugh over that as well. He told me to continue what I'm doing.. it looks a lot better than it did a week ago and if I need it he'll get me some hydrocortisone.
post #84 of 156
: Hurray for not needing iron supplements, Nic! And I'm glad that he's remaining non-goofy bout the diet issue.

This baby is doing something majorly tickly to my ribs! We have to leave in about 15 minutes to go to this darn meeting, and I feel like I'm going to suddenly erupt into giggles at a crucial point or something!

Clara
post #85 of 156
Bethany- gald you got to get a new OB. Sounds like the last thing you need in your life right now is to be stressing over having a bad OB.

I'm trying to get motivated to sew something, but instead here I am looking at the computer
post #86 of 156
Just checking in to say that I was able to sew my wetbag to match yesterday's changing pad and the yet to be made diaper bag today. I also made the curtains for the nursery. Woo-hoo! I have marked 5 things off my to-sew list in the last 2 days. That makes me feel like I am getting somewhere.

My house is a mess again, but I was hoping dh could pitch in for that one. Instead, he came home and plugged in the computer. Some really together people asked him at the last minute to get something together for the launch of a new product. They asked him to do something tonight, but the work takes at least 2 days. They have known about this launch for weeks...maybe months...but they ask him to do something that is really someone else's job...at the last minute. This all cuts into his at home time, and it not like he has had any extra at home time. It really makes me mad! He spends so much time working at home on work stuff that stupid other people can't do...despite it being their job (and he doesn't get paid extra for doing the work of others...and they don't have to work from home)! He manages to get all of HIS work finished at work, but he is always having to do crap for others. I just need him to do about an hour of housework, and he doesn't even have time. AUGH!!!!!!

I need to get ready because I am running away from home for a ladies night out now. Just had to vent! Sorry if this is full of typos, but I am really mad right now! Oh well. Time to pretend to be pretty so I can go to dinner with a whole bunch of people who are allowed to drink really good margaritas.
post #87 of 156
Oooh, that rash you've had is indeed pupps, huh?? I had a go with that my last pg - I put flaxseed on everything I ate, and drank a few nauseating cups of dandelion tea every day. I also took handfuls of dandelion capsules, and the rash was mostly gone in a week's time. My ob was really surprised - she actually had me write down what I did so she could keep it in her notes for future reference. Sadly, that ob left my practice a few months before I got pg with this baby...

Anyway, I hope you can find some relief!
post #88 of 156
Excuse me while I post whore a little bit to get the drama thread at the bottom of the page.

to those that need them. I just hate drama.
post #89 of 156
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Excuse me while I post whore a little bit to get the drama thread at the bottom of the page.

to those that need them. I just hate drama.
I helped you along a bit.. I posted about my neti pot experience. Wow had I known the actual benefits of those I would have picked one up a LONG time ago!
post #90 of 156
I hate drama too, and I'm sorry I kept it going, but I got a little miffed.

I love my new neti pot too.
post #91 of 156
Is it usual to be way more tired earlier w/a 2nd pregnancy? I'm really pooped after doing chores, & since that lamb w/the evil mother is a week old now, am only holding the mom for her to nurse 2x/day now - I just can't handle hiking up there extra anymore. The little critter is hanging in there, so must be getting something between times - & she'll be able to eat some hay in another week.
Racecar, sorry to hear about your kitty
Addysmom, glad to hear your LO is feeling better!
post #92 of 156
Nic, I'lete my Master Clothing Storage Plan, and once I pick those up I can finish packing and labeling the boys' outgrown clothes. ve lusted after a neti pot for a long while now. I'm gonna get one after reading the posts in your other thread!! And I'd love love love a stainless one as well, and $22, sheesh that's less than a prescription for antibiotics. SO glad you're feeling better. Is Jakobi back at school today?

I got the rest of MT's toys moved into the big bedroom last evening, and I'm hauling the big obnoxious Geotrax trainset over to my dad's this weekend. T doesn't use it anymore, MT is too young to use it with any real purpose and it takes up serious amounts of space that I just don't have. I need 3 more storage bins to complete my Master Clothing Storage Plan, and then we should be all done!

Clara, how was the HOA meeting last night?
post #93 of 156
Shahbazin- I'm glad the lamb is getting there. I'm totally with you on the exhaustion. I feel like I can't function lately, and I'm starting to wonder if I have a B complex deficiency. I can't tell if I'm sad because I'm tired, or tired because I'm sad. I did feel a little better yesterday after making and eating a huge Cobb salad with lots of goodies (romaine, green peppers, tomatoes, cukes, avacados, bacon, chicken, feta, chedder, hb eggs and homemade croutons)- not really happy better, but like a sigh of relief better.

Bethany- it was definately an amusing meeting. The folding chairs just about killed my back, though (DH asked me as we were walking home, "Do you have a wedgie or something? You're walking funny." I had to explain to him that I was trying to wiggle my tailbone back into place!) I could see why our neighbors insisted on us being there- some people were so random. An agenda was there, with a list of topics and there was a time set up for an open floor type of thing. People didn't seem to want to wait for that time though, and were talking about really random, odd things. We did get something done, though- after 7 years of debate over the issue, the board will be simply taking a petition for paving the road. When they get a majority, they're just doing it.

Ah, and something actually was clarified for us! For the past few months, we've been startled awake by blaring horns between 5-6 AM. It turns out- this is some people's method of dealing with our across-the-street neighbors cars being parked on the road!!! The HOA board said that they recieved messages stating that some members will be blaring their horns when the cars are in the road, as if that will magically lift them and deposit them elsewhere. : We and the people who live next to them brought up in the meeting that not only are we dealing with cars being parked in the road, (and it's a narrow dirt road) but now we're being startled awake by people's horns. It was like a light dawned- gee whiz, other people can hear our horns as well? Where are people's heads? And where did all the adults go? So, no horns this AM; we'll see if that ended things.
post #94 of 156
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Nic, I've lusted after a neti pot for a long while now. I'm gonna get one after reading the posts in your other thread!! And I'd love love love a stainless one as well, and $22, sheesh that's less than a prescription for antibiotics. SO glad you're feeling better. Is Jakobi back at school today?

I actually saw on their site that it's only 16.95.. not sure what shipping is but I tell you the 22 I'll be paying for it is SO worth it! I woke up this morning extremely stuffy and runny (you know when you have a nasty cold and it all settles in the nose and chest?) used my neti pot and I'm totally clear.. I've never had that happen. It feels great to breathe and I can use it up to 4 times a day!

Jakobi tried to stay home again.. he said mom you're keeping me home just to see what happens right? I told him uhuh! He looks a lot better but we'll see how he's doing tonight.. he seems to be hit worse with it around 5-ish. So I am getting ready to walk out the door to take them right now.. hope everyone is having a good day!
post #95 of 156
I finally got my house completely spring cleaned! Now, I am going to sit around for 3 or 4 days and try to rest! I started swelling by yesterday evening with the darn humidity being so high and running around trying to finish cleaning. So I grabbed some water and sat in the recliner on my left side. The swelling went right away and I peed a lot.
This both made me very happy as my midwife was making a home visit last night. I already knew that I gained 5 pounds in 3.5 weeks since we are using my scales to go by. I am okay with that. My total is up to 25 now. Since I know I was every bit of 60 pounds into it with the other kids at this point, I'll take 25 anyday!!
And, the best news of all.... there was no protein in my urine and my BP was 114/60!!!
I let my MIL come over to meet the midwife so that she would know that she wasn't a weirdo and she's just a regular midwife! I still haven't decided if I want her here when I am in labor yet.
Gotta check the other threads since you guys pulled your little trick!
post #96 of 156
Ooooh Pink I am jealous of your entirely spring cleaned house! I finally got some good sleep last night so maybe I'll be able to move forward again on mine. My MIL is visiting in a couple weeks and it always freaks me out a bit to have her here, as her home is immaculate, and she has a tendency to randomly start vaccuming mine. I mean I try to just think "oh how nice she's helping out" but it's hard not to feel inadequate instead.

Lately I have been talking with ds about the baby and what the baby will eat after it's born. He's facinated with the fact that the baby will only have milk from mama, and keeps coming up and telling me things like "baby come out, NO chocolate!" and the other one he thinks of a lot "baby, NO Cashews" I think those are the things he likes eating best.
post #97 of 156
The countdown is now in hours until my mom gets here. Dh has done most of the housecleaning, and I will scream if she starts picking it all apart. I think he has done an incredible job.
Today is our 10th anniversary. We're aren't doing anything due to the impending visit, but I think we'll take off for a last hurrah in June, one final trip by ourselves before the Spitter arrives.
post #98 of 156
Where did the last week go? I can't believe I've missed that much of it already!

IamPink - my best friend had a baby last year and moved house at the weekend, gave birth on the Monday. So anything you do is bound to be better organised than that!

Mel L - sounds like you could really use FlyLady.net I got into it about 3yrs ago when I had postnatal depression and it worked wonders. Now I'm pregnant again it's really helping me keep my house in shape. Not perfect by any standards, but really not bad considering... and without tiring myself out either.

I'm feeling almost great physically, which I mostly put down to drinking my water regularly, but emotionally I feel like a wreck. I keep crying about stupid things too and I just KNOW it's the hormones, even in the moment but it doesn't help me stop...

At my last visit with the mw, she drew blood for iron and toxoplasmosis and every time she does it she bruises me. I think it's because she sees I'm nervous (don't like needles) and she's trying to do it quickly. Last pregnancy I don't think it hurt except the very first time. Anyway, so I don't really want her to do it again. Is that a bad decision?

And how do you all get those little date chart things at the bottom of your signature?
post #99 of 156
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Mel L - sounds like you could really use FlyLady.net I got into it about 3yrs ago when I had postnatal depression and it worked wonders. Now I'm pregnant again it's really helping me keep my house in shape. Not perfect by any standards, but really not bad considering... and without tiring myself out either.
Oh, I know ALL about flylady, and I do a lot of it. Usually my house is in pretty great shape (except for the boxes I am still unpacking from the move). My problem is that I just got tired of doing all the work. I intentionally didn't do stuff this week if I wasn't getting help from dh. I kind of wanted him to see how bad it can get, but I think it went a little far. He was SUPPOSED to have time to help me last night so I was leaving him some tasks to be able to do after he put Benj to bed. It didn't work out that way though because of his stupid co-workers. Sorry, I don't normally call people stupid, but when my hubby has to be called in to do the work of others on his off time, it makes me really mad.

I also haven't been too worried about the deep cleaning because my mom is hiring a service to come in and do the deep stuff.
post #100 of 156
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Arcenciel

The date "tickers" some have in the sig lines are just some emotes and and *** MDC doesn't support images in the sig lines. HTH!
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