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post #81 of 91
Best wishes for good health to all you sickies

Jillian ~ Aren't you supposed to be getting married today? What are you doing at the computer, girl?!?!
post #82 of 91
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Jillian ~ Aren't you supposed to be getting married today? What are you doing at the computer, girl?!?!
Yep we got married! It was hectic for a while because we had a major thunderstorm (after a drought for months) and lightening hit near us and we lost power. This all happened two hours before we were supposed to leave so we had to run over and finish getting ready at my mom's. But it all worked out. We were a little late, but everything went smoothly after that.
post #83 of 91
Congrats!

So...do you feel "different" now?
post #84 of 91
awwwww. congrats Jilian!!!!

PICTURES?!?!?!??!?!?!?!??!?
post #85 of 91
Congratulations Jilian!

One of my best friends had her baby this morning! She was due exactly 6 weeks before me and had a due date baby. It brought back a lot of feelings from DS... it just made me feel... funny. I don't know how else to explain it. I was excited but also had this feeling of anticipation for my own baby and birth, ya know? I wish I could have been there with her. She's in Michigan and I'm in Wisconsin, but I'm trying to offer as much support over the phone and email as I can. It was a little hard to talk her through contractions over email. LOL
post #86 of 91
CONGRATULATIONS JILIAN!


what an exciting time!
post #87 of 91
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Congrats again Jilian! And what a cool wedding day storm/story!

Congrats to your friend Shell Ell....yay babies!

I just have my last "pre-birth" meeting with our doula. Yoicks. It's getting so close and this cold just isn't letting up. Though I'm feeling a bit better today...probably better than a did two days ago, though I've now had two more days without sleep, so I guess my overall level of ick is about the same, if that makes sense.

Still, there's hope that this cold is on the way out! Yay!
post #88 of 91
Best wishes, Jilian, for a long, healthy, happy life together.

Nothing nearly so exciting going on here. I'm still sick, and miserable enough that I went to the doctor and am going to take codeine cough syrup tonight. I feel guilt for taking it "just to make me feel comfortable" (since, of course, it doesn't actually help me heal faster), but I haven't been sleeping and I just really, REALLY want to get better. The doctor said the risk of the codeine was the same level as the risk for dextromethorphan (sp?--Robitussin), and the codeine will at least last a little longer and ease my sore throat pain, too.

Whoever it was who commented that they broke their bag of water coughing in the first pg has really gotten me freaked out! Arg!

I feel like I pulled a muscle or something with the coughing--I have to clutch at my right side every time I cough. Blech.

I am tempted to try to find someone to take my Tuesday morning shift at work this week, even though I certainly HOPE I'll be better by then. I just don't want to worry about ANYTHING extra, you know? (It's not like the $30 I'll earn--before taxes--is going to make or break us.) I am sure that I got as sick as i did after freaking out last Tuesday about the stupid kitchen floor situation. I got much worse that night. How embarrassing to be such an emotional goofball.

--willo
post #89 of 91
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I feel like I pulled a muscle or something with the coughing--I have to clutch at my right side every time I cough. Blech.
I soooooo hear you! The round ligaments on my right side pull every time I cough and YOICKS! It's like someone is stabbing me. And it's worse if I start coughing while nursing dd...she clamps down (ouch) and since she's on my lap I can't "curl" around my belly to reduce the pulling sensation.

A few years ago I had whooping cough and was amazed at how hard and long the human body can cough (and completely understand now how whooping cough can cause broken ribs). Although I got better (obviously ) ever since then chest colds have been risky since sometimes the cough will settle into the pertussis cough pattern and make life miserable. I basically cough till I retch. No fun. I thought I'd avoided that this time, but possibly not...I've been coughing more today and it's getting "chesty". I'm keping my fingers crossed though!

Willo- I think it's really really important to focus on feeling better, getting rest, and letting your body heal...no matter what modality you need to use to make that happen! I was sick like this before dd's birth and in my mind it's one reason I eventually had a c/s. After a week of no-sleep, cough all night, drag though the day, barely keeping food down, cold induced misery I just didn't have the reserves to handle a long labor. Maybe dd would have turned on her own, but after 32 hours of labor I was wiped out. It's one reason I'm not holding back on the tylenol right now and I'm basically throwing one dvd after another at dd so that I don't have to move around much to keep her amused...and I have a doc appointment on Tuesday so if I'm not feeling better by then I'm demanding something to help. I feel a bit guilty, but I know I'd feel worse if I started labor tomorrow...there's NO WAY I'd be able to take a deep breath right now, or focus, or do any of the things that would make a natural birth possible.

So ignore those kitchen guys (yeah, easier said than done, I know!) and have some sort of disgustingly comforting meal for dinner (DH brought me ice cream and chicken soup last night...it was heavenly), take the cough syrup, and try to sleep. And we should be fine in a few days, right?!?! This thing can't last forever!
post #90 of 91
Thanks for all of the well-wishes! I'll try to post a pic or two soon.

Sending healing vibes to Wombat and Willo. Don't feel bad for needing to take medicine, baby needs you to be healthy!
post #91 of 91
Hey, Jilian, you sexy married lady, you! Congrats again!

Life's been mucho hectic this weekend; car's in the shop (blown transmission that's getting put back together), and we rented a van to go pick up a used chest freezer (G-d bless craig's list!), and the crib. So we now have most of the Bean's 'room' set up (it's a big nook off our bedroom - sort of a storage room/really big walk-in closet that we're setting up as a pseudo-nursery, even though it's really just part of our bedroom), and some meals in the big freezer.

Our first pre-birth meeting/Lamaze class with our birth doula is on Tuesday, and I'm getting really excited about that! It's the breastfeeding lessons section in the public prenatal classes on Wednesday, and I'm less excited about that - I'm sure the lecture will be good, but I'm not fond of a lot of the people there, so that makes a big difference. Plus, the public classes are at the same time as my yoga class, and I miss yoga a lot. :

Other than that, life goes on! Someone asked me how long I have left to go, and I realized it was only four more weeks until I'm full-term. AUGH! (Not that I expect sympathy from those of you with two or three weeks left, but you've been there - you know what I mean!) Half of me wants to be done and holding my baby girl already, and the other half is convinced that I'll be the world's least prepared mother EVER, and I need at least three more months to get ready. How are the rest of you first-timers doing, mentally?
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