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Pregnant with #1 in our 30s August

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Welcome to the Pregnant in Our 30s with #1 thread!
: = newest member of the thread!

CURRENT MEMBERS

August 2007
dctexan (Emily) 34 EDD Aug 2007
plummum 36 : EDD Aug 2007

September 2007
beckyphry (Becky) 32 EDD Sept 2007
hazieluna (Natalia) 36 : EDD Sept 2007
ATD Mom 32 : EDD Sept 2007
K9sarchik (Laura) 38 EDD Sept 2007
~minnow~ (Lane) 31 EDD Sept 2007
Down to Earth (Laura) 30 : EDD Sept 2007

October 2007
amberbella EDD Oct 2007
shibababy : EDD Oct 2007
veganone (Elizabeth) 34 EDD Oct 2007
jpiper0430 (Jenn) 31 : EDD Oct 2007

November 2007
MajorGroover (Dee) 32 EDD Nov 2007
Grace24 (Julia) 36 EDD Nov 2007
VeganLove (Michelle) almost 30 : EDD Nov 2007
dcgirl (Rebecca) 36 EDD Nov 2007

December 2007
cmu204 (Cher) 34 : EDD Dec 2007
CowsRock (Kripa) : EDD Dec 2007

January 2008
Kharen (Karen) 32 : EDD Jan 2008
mamajennvt : EDD Jan 2008
Nico DeMouse 31 : EDD Jan 2008
xenon 30 : EDD Jan 2008
SarahJen (Sarah) 36 : EDD Jan 2008

February 2008
phillybama (Aimee) 31 : EDD Feb 2008
Teenytoona (Leah) 31 : EDD Feb 2008
Jujubie (Judy) 34 : EDD Feb 2008
cicely_m almost 30 : EDD Feb 2008
jentina (Jen) 34 : EDD Feb 2008
trizzle(Tracy) 30-something : EDD Feb 2008

March 2008
pinkorchid2 30 : EDD Mar 2008
cking (Christina) 31 : EDD Mar 2008


April 2008
mandy74 (Mandy) 32 : EDD Apr 2008
:PixieAlly (Ally) Age 31 : EDD April 2, 2008
Anouk(Lacy) 32 : EDD Apr 13 2008
GISDiva (Kim) Age 32 : EDD April 15, 2008
meli-mello (Melanie) Age 31 : EDD April 2008

GRADUATES
: rock dr (CJ) Gabriella born June 05, 2007
: farmama Natalina born July 17, 2007
: nikkihoi 37 Marshall born August 4, 2007
: eri_flores 31 Ariel Efrain born August 10, 2007
: cornpicker 33 Jonah Harrison August 15, 2007
: PiePie 36 Lorelei Siobhan born August 16, 2007
: greengrey (Alex) 30 Layla born August 25, 2007

Click here if you are looking for the TTC #1 in our 30s thread.
post #2 of 552
Thread Starter 
Welcome to the Pregnant with #1 in our 30s August 2007 edition! We have several mamas getting ready to graduate this month, how exciting!

Please remember to highlight requested changes in bold. If you're missing from the list above it was not intentional, just let me know. If you'd like to be added or have info changed just post it in bold.
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Thanks Pink, it looks great!
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Thanks for the new thread, Pink! It looks great.

This Saturday is my birthday. I'll be 31.
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Thanks for volunteering to host the thread, Pink! one change for me--I had a birthday a couple of weeks ago, so I'm 36 now (!).
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happy belated bday dcgirl! i'm 36 too!! a great age to have a baby, right?
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cornpicker, emily, alex, how ya doin'? it's our birth month!
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Thread Starter 
Thanks mamas! Happy belated birthday Rebecca and happy early birthday Christina .
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Me too, I'm 36! It's been the best one so far! Happy late b-day Rebecca!

I'm sooooooo excited, I was starting to worry it wouldn't happen but it did... I found a midwife for my homebirth! I'm sooooooo happy. She says we can even do a waterbirth if we want to. We're going to meet next Wednesday, I knew talking to her on the phone that I liked her immediately (plus it seems I'm running out of time and options) so I hired her on the spot. I am sooooo relieved. Whee! She offers all the typical tests and leaves it up to me, I love that! Does the exams and stuff in my home, etc. Love it. Soooooo happy. We're starting our Bradley classes in a month and I'm reading Birthing From Within as part of my homework. Still waiting for my Hypnobabies home study course in the mail...so I think I'm covering all my bases. Oh, and taking my RRL tea capsules.

Now the only question left is whether or not I should let the doggies stay here during the birth or have a friend come get them. They're extremely comforting and relaxing to me, so I'm tempted to keep them here to help me, but my german shepherd worries if I even sniffle and I'm afraid she'd have an anxiety attack if she heard me in labor! So I'm not sure yet. Putting her in another room would probably just drive her crazy...she would destroy the door to get out. I've seen her do it. She's got talent.

How are all you ladies today?
post #10 of 552
Oh my. August. Wow.
I guess the babe really is coming!

Pink - the thread looks awesome. Thank you so much for hosting

I am 36 weeks today according to FF (I will be 36 weeks tomorrow based on my own personal feeling about when O happened).

Still working on the grant, but everything seems to be coming together nicely. I cannot wait until I drop the whole thing off as FedEx. Usually the waiting is really tough, but somehow I suspect that time will be FLYING because I will be on mat. leave with the wee one

So I think I have been having a lot more BH recently. Not quite sure though. The babe is wedged in there fairly tightly so it is tough to know when tightening is due to the babe and when tightening is due to muscle contractions (or perhaps they are occuring together?). I declined a cervix check at my last midwife appt. and I *think* I am going to continue to decline. No point in knowing, right? Although the curiosity is killing me. I feel a lot of stuff hapening down there (twinges and sharp momentary pains).

I am also VERY hormonal. I am EXTREMELY annoyed with DH and he honestly has done NOTHING to deserve it. Just the sight of him makes me crazy. I want to smother him or something?! Very weird. I think part of it is just that I want to den up and be left alone (but I am not annoyed my the dogs for some reason?) which I can do fairly well at the office (since I can just close the door) but not so much as home. DH and all of his "crap" (i.e. clutter) is all over the house. It annoys me when we go to bed at the same time, it annoys me when I wake up and he is still sleeping, it annoys me when he talks. Argh. I just want to purge the house of him! Is this normal? It feels awful to be thinking this way because he has seriously done nothing to deserve it and he can sense that I am annoyed (I just told him I was feeling very uncomfortable and that it was making me very cranky - which is true).
I really hope I don't end up killing him before I go into labor because I will really need his support.

How are the other August ladies doing?!
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Emily... not to make light of how you're feeling at all, just that I can relate. I don't know if it's "normal" at 36 weeks but I can tell you that my first pregnancy symptom was that DH, out of nowhere, could do NOTHING right. Even the way he breathed wa sannoying me. But here's what I think... are you annoyed and overwhelmed by the clutter? Cuz I get that way when our house is cluttered and I transfer it to resenting him. Once we organized the main floor of the house I was suddenly a very happily married woman. Recently his papers and books were everywhere and I hated him again. I mean, here you are, trying to nest, and there's this JUNK everywhere? No fair. Just wondering if there's a connection for you too... when my house feels out of control, I feel out of control, and now is not the time when you need that feeling, KWIM?
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Happy August ladies, thanks for the new thread Pink with due dates, very exciting month coming up!

I thought I was the only one who was 36 here, I don't know why I thought that but I'm really reassured to find out that I'm not

I'm 15 weeks today : feeling mostly pretty good but still have the occasional surprise breakfast reappearance. I'm starting to get some more energy, being on holidays helps - I can get out for a walk most days.

Emily 36 weeks, wow! Seems like it went so fast (although probably not for you). I can't wait for the August babies to get here.

I'm on dialup a the cottage so I hope this post goes through...
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Originally Posted by dctexan View Post

I am also VERY hormonal. I am EXTREMELY annoyed with DH and he honestly has done NOTHING to deserve it. Just the sight of him makes me crazy. I want to smother him or something?! Very weird. I think part of it is just that I want to den up and be left alone (but I am not annoyed my the dogs for some reason?) which I can do fairly well at the office (since I can just close the door) but not so much as home. DH and all of his "crap" (i.e. clutter) is all over the house. It annoys me when we go to bed at the same time, it annoys me when I wake up and he is still sleeping, it annoys me when he talks. Argh. I just want to purge the house of him! Is this normal? It feels awful to be thinking this way because he has seriously done nothing to deserve it and he can sense that I am annoyed (I just told him I was feeling very uncomfortable and that it was making me very cranky - which is true).
I really hope I don't end up killing him before I go into labor because I will really need his support.
this was how i sounded from about the end of june until about mid july.
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Hello, just poking my nose in to the lovely new thread. I had a birthday lately: I'm 31.

I'm so excited for you August ladies. I'm excited to stalk symptoms and labor signs.

Dee, on the other thread you mentioned you got married in Jamaica. Neat! Is there more to the story?

Julia, I'm so excited for you!

We're in the new house. Stuff eVERYWHERE. My husband's OCD is becoming a little annoying because in his fit to put everything away, he's putting stuff where I don't want it. Also, I think he doesn't register that we're having a baby which means that we have to have areas for BABY things. However, he and my parents were GREAT in the whole moving thing. And I needed the help badly, so I just let my mom and dad take care of me and buy me dinner and clean my house, you know? I remind myself that we have until the end of September (probably) before the baby comes to try to get everything (re)-situated. Overall I'm overwhelmed but feeling pretty good emotionally. But huge, and starting to be more uncomfortable (baby limbs getting a lot more invasive). I think I'm between 32 and 33 weeks?
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One more 36 yo here!

Just stopping by with my sausage fingers to say hi!

I went to my midwife yesterday and she wants me to get another u/s to make sure that the baby is in position. She says that it's just a precaution since she is 90% sure from touching my belly that the baby is head down but just to be sure... I've never heard of this being done before but I'm a sucker for u/s - so I get another chance to see my baby before meeting her (or him).

Julia- congrats on the midwife and homebirth decision! I've got a birth pool and hope I will have a water birth.

I'm excited for the August mamas!!!
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Emily, I have periods of feeling the same way, esp. about the going to bed at the same time as me thing. Periods where everything he does annoys me, just because he's around, in my space.

Fortunately, I have lots of goodwill built up toward him right now because of how great he's been during the move, which is helping me to negotiate what could be the very trying time while our house is so chaotic and while he's still piling crap in "the nursery" and on my desk, crap that clearly belongs somewhere else, like in the garage, maybe.

Natalia, what kind of birth pool do you have? I need to get one.
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Originally Posted by ~minnow~ View Post
My husband's OCD is becoming a little annoying because in his fit to put everything away, he's putting stuff where I don't want it. Also, I think he doesn't register that we're having a baby which means that we have to have areas for BABY things. However, he and my parents were GREAT in the whole moving thing. And I needed the help badly, so I just let my mom and dad take care of me and buy me dinner and clean my house, you know?
my brother's ocd was very helpful in sorting baby clothes hand-me-downs. now we have 11 garbage bags separated by size.

our apt. is so not ready yet. and i could go soon...
post #18 of 552
Thread Starter 
Today is a good day to go check in on the TTC #1 in our 30s thread! The first graduate of the month has been announced!
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Hey all you lovely pregnant 30 somethings~

My usual pop in to say I'm here for the month and keeping up with all the activity.
I am at 33 weeks now and going strong. Having some feet and ankle swelling and minor hip pain but that's about it. Swimming helps a lot with that, and I try to get the pool everyday. Soon the cold weather will come and I won't have the luxury of my pool anymore.

I've been doing hypnosis for childbirth with a hypnotherapist. It's very good with putting the thought of "relax" into my brain. I'll probably NEED that!

Grace24~ Congrats on getting your midwife for a homebirth! And you sound like me with trying to cover all the basis.

Dee~ You got married in Jamaica! I got married in Tortola. Hurray for Caribbean weddings!

Speaking of pregnancy hormones. Holy cow did I blow up at my DH this past weekend. I just instantly lost it. My brain went bonkers. I'm glad that he is a very understanding man.

Glad you are all doing well. I'm keeping watch of you ladies that are due this month!
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Pie, yes, 36 is a great age to have a baby! It would have been unthinkable even just a couple of years ago... You have 11 BAGS of baby clothes! I thought I was doing well with my little stash, but you put it to shame!

Julia, your homebirth sounds like it's going to be great. and congratulations on finding a midwife you like to attend. and as far as the dogs go, if Hypnobabies does what it's supposed to, they won't even know you're in labor! (I'm planning a hyponbaby birth, too, and I'm starting early with the positive affirmations...)

Lane and Emily, I'm feeling you on the clutter. We moved into our new house in April, and we still have boxes everywhere! The baby's room is the worst. there's even an old sink and vanity in there!

Natalia--sending head-down vibes your way!

I'm very excited because we're going to Ikea tomorrow to buy things for the baby and for the house. the closest Ikea is 4 hours away, outside DC, so this is quite the exciting road trip! We plan on getting the crib, a dresser, some shelves, and something to store all the books and albums that are currently occupying the baby's room.

I was reading a mainstream board earlier, and was really annoyed by it. There's a thread about women choosing to not breastfeed, going straight to formula, and all these women talking about the best ways to dry up your milk. The thing that was most aggravating were the people suggesting that women who don't want to nurse should refuse to see lactation consultants in the hospital because "they'll just try to change your mind." : Yeah, let's avoid encountering information that will make us feel bad about our choices.

August Moms, I am so excited for you! try to do something to pamper yourself before your little ones come. And keep us posted with every last detail!
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