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post #41 of 71
don't know anything about it..but just wanted to say good luck at the ultrasound. i hope everything works out how you would like for it to. if dh found out and you didn't would he be able to keep the secret?
post #42 of 71
riverundine ~ I don't have any info but I wish you lots of luck at your US! I hope the fibroids have shrunk enough!

I am looking so big, girls! I need to post another pic, but I went to a party this weekend w/ 5 other pregnant ladies there, one due 12/24, I am due 1/18, and one due 1/31, and I am WAY bigger than any of them! They just have cute little bellies and mine is clear up to my ribcage! THe other two are due in March and May, so they are not showing much yet. The girls had a lot of fun at the party, especially my 4 year old. SHe is planning her birthday party now (it's not until April ) and having pretend b-day parties w/ her animals and sister. It's so funny! SHe's wore that birthday hat at every meal since we got home! Kids are so much fun!

I haven't posted much negative stuff about my pregnancy here, but I did want to let you all know that I am already having to limit some of my activities and rest everyday. I am doing fine, as in no conx., ect. but I do have lots of pelvic pressure if I don't rest enough durring the day. I can only do housework for about 20-30 minutes before I Have to sit and rest. Also the babies have moved up into my ribs now and sometimes it's hard to breathe. I cannot imagine 3 more months of this! I guess for a mom of twins this is normal, and I am taking it in stride, but I am in no way my normal self or able to do things like I have when I was PG w/ my girls. I have started to kinda get my list together and have been buying a few things here and there for the boys, but not much yet. I am shopping and making mylist, but I do need to start ordering things in the next month or so, since we don't know what the future holds. My OB wants me to be "ready" by 28 weeks since there is a very good chance I may have to do bedrest or that the babies could come early since they are twins. I am 22 weeks now, I'll be 23 on Thursday, so I am starting to kinda have a timeline to work with. If all goes well they can be delivered healthy as soon as 12 weeks from now! I am hoping for a few weeks longer than that, but twins come normally 35-37 weeks, so only 12-14 weeks from now!
post #43 of 71
Freethinker- that sounds fun that you are able to get together with other pregnant women. i wish i had some pregnant friends to hang out with in real life. it is such an exciting time to share with people going through the same thing. i guess that is why i like getting on here so much...but real life friends would be even better. i do have a good friend who is due around the same time as me, but she is across the country. i'll just have to go recruit some pregnant women. haha.
post #44 of 71
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Originally Posted by kehliouise View Post
Freethinker- that sounds fun that you are able to get together with other pregnant women. i wish i had some pregnant friends to hang out with in real life. it is such an exciting time to share with people going through the same thing. i guess that is why i like getting on here so much...but real life friends would be even better. i do have a good friend who is due around the same time as me, but she is across the country. i'll just have to go recruit some pregnant women. haha.
I don't have any pregnant pals in real life, either. I am hoping to make some during our Bradley classes, though! It's been kind of lonely w/o other pregnant women to commune with. I'm lucky you guys are here.
post #45 of 71
We were teased here in IN last week with temps in mid 60's and it was awesome! Now the weather is back in the high 80's - little hot! I'd go for temps in the 70's!

My hubby has been working on building shelves in our garage and it is looking great - I'm so glad he's handy! We're trying to work our way in to get baby's room ready and we're moving our son into a new room and making it his big-boy room - that is pretty emotional for me. Big boy room or not - he'll always be my baby!

It's so weird, all my clothes that just a month or so ago were kinda baggy on me are getting a little tight on me - I'm getting bigger every day!
post #46 of 71
Man, my heartburn has come back with a vengeance! I'm going to have to start eliminating some foods from my diet - I can't eliminate this on Tums alone.

This baby kicks more than my 1st and 2nd combined - my dh commented that maybe it's because this is the first pregnancy where my placenta is at the back (I had anterior placentas before). Would this make a difference as to the amount of kicking I can feel? This baby is like a soccer team all by itself!
post #47 of 71
My heart burn has been back tha last few days too, I just figured it was how the baby was laying and a eating more non healthy food than normal lately.

This baby moves lots less than nay of my others, they were all fairly constant, rough movers, but this baby is lots more relaxed and slow gently movements. DH just felt her move last week and it was just a fluke, she rarely gives big kicks that can be felt on the outside. But she does like to streach out and push against me.

My MIL went to Seattle last weekend and brought back a bunch of stuff for my girls, including a new dress for "Q" (the inutero name for this child), and 3 pairs of shoes for each of the other girls!! (dress shoes, tennis shoes and uggs - which they live in all winter).

I am helping to put on a babyshower this weekend and the gal is due Dec 16th - that is only a month before me! That makes my think we need to actaully start getting ready for this baby! I don't really need to buy naything, except maybe a new bed for DD#2 and #3. They share a room and I am thinking we will get them a bunk bed

I have started walking again the alst 2 weeks. I had been walking a couple of mile every morning, but stopped when it go so hot and I was too tired to get up at 4:30 and go (when I usually walk in the summer), and never got started again. I have been walking with my SIL, she has a 10 week old. We started out slow and just walk untill one of use startes to get tired, than come back - Yesterday we walked 2.4 miles! I am tired, but feel so much better when we get back!
post #48 of 71
i haven't had heartburn as bad this time as i did with ds but the heartburn i do have is weird. it isn't really a burning but more of a chest pain. my mother says her heartburn feels like that..otherwise i would think i was having a heart attack.

the weather here has been great the past three days. in the morning it is high sixtys and seventies. by lunch it is up to 80 or more but that is still a break from what it has been. it is beautiful. i have been taking ds outside a lot. we went and fed ducks today, and went to the park, and blew bubbles, and took a three mile walk. i'm glad to be spending good time with him especially since he got a little neglected during the first trimester when i was feeling so bad.

i really love that ds and i can play together, but then he wants to play by himself as well. that time when he is just playing cars or coloring lets me get so much stuff done. i'm a little sad that there wont be too much more of this quiet time if the new baby is anything like ds was as a baby. he constantly had to be held, i never got anything done. he was very demanding even when he was a few weeks old. he didn't like to be in sling or anything, he had to be held in a certain position. i'm hoping the next one is a little less high maintenance.
post #49 of 71
I know what you mean! When my son was a baby, he was so laid back and I just have this feeling that baby #2 won't be that way, I hope she is but we'll see!

I'm starting to get freaked out too that January is creaping up on us and we still have so much to do to get ready for the baby. Well, when we set up the nursery for our son, the colors are gender nuetral so we're keeping it the same (which is nice). Exept this time I'm going to paint letters to spell the baby's name to go on the wall. The big project is going to be turning our office into our son's "big boy" room. So we have to find room for all our computer room stuff, paint the room, I'm doing dinasaur stencils, I'd like to add a book shelf above his bed with a night light. He co-sleeps with us but just in case he decides he wants to start sleeping in his room, he'll be set! We have to put the crib back together, etc, etc!

Right now, my doc has put me on restrictions because I have placenta previa so I can't lift anything and have to take it easy - It is SO hard for me to sit back and not get in and get things done - I'm not used to restrictions and I hate them! But, I'll do whatever I have to to have a healthy baby!

So my hubby has his weekends filled with trying to get all this done, poor guy! At least there are small things I can do to help!
post #50 of 71
Ugh. The BH ctx are making me crazy today! I can actually time them, if I pay attention. I'm not worried or anything, just irritated. I feel like my body is asking me to sit down for a day or two, but I can't because....well, I can't.

Dh has been out of town on a recruiting trip in WI for a couple of days and comes back tomorrow evening. Unfortunately, we've TOTALLY booked our weekend, so there will be little rest coming. He's doing a half-ironman on Saturday morning, so I'll be with kiddo all day. Then we're hosting a potluck Saturday evening, then going to a 2-yo's birthday party on Sunday morning, then driving nearly 2 hours to have dinner at my parent's house for my mom's 60th birthday. All fun stuff, just too much of it!

On a very cool note, I've been in the market for a spinning wheel, and just bought one off of Ebay (from the Netherlands, it shouldn't arrive for quite some time!). Two days later, someone actually responded to my FreeCycle request and is GIVING me a spinning wheel with a bunch of accessories! I figure this way I can try them both out for a while and get rid of the one I like the least. I love FreeCycle! Too bad I didn't hold off on the Ebay purchase, though, but it is a 30th birthday gift to myself, so I don't mind too much.

Inlaws are coming to visit next week----should be a good time. I'm not sure whether or not I'm being facetious---I'll let you know after their visit!!
post #51 of 71
THat sounds busy. I have been having BH the last few days too. I had run out of RRL tea for about 2 weeks and just started it again, so figured that was the cause.

I woke up at 3 this morning to pee and was so uncomfotable and having BH, and never did end up going back to sleep, so I should be good and cranky by bedtime tonight.

After my walk this morning, I have to take one of our (my ) dogs to town, they apperantly found the porcupine I thought was dead, GRRRR. One of the dogs only has 4 quils and i can pull them out, but my dog as a face and foot full again - this is the 6th time this summer and she freaks out if she even sees a pair of pliers now
post #52 of 71
OUCH, poor dogs! Thankfully we don't have porcupines here. But we do have skunks : I had no idea... Were you able to get the quills out?
I got my first comment this weekend about me being pregnant. It was along the lines of.."Are you going to have baby?! " as they noticed my belly There is a lady who comes in and asks in a hinting way "So how was YOUR summer?" I always say "oh, fine "
I am much bigger this time than I was with my dd, I have felt huge from about 2 months.
You all seem so much busier than me, I have been a sloth is comparison I feel like I have so much stuff to do, and no ambition to do it
I actually have a day off today, my SIL came over last night and whisked my delighted dd away for night: Seriously, my dd was ready to run out the door without saying goodbye, just eager to go with "Tante Tina" She was actually thinking of taking her for another night, but my dd woke up twice last night and now my SIL is exhausted : I'm amused on so many levels.
post #53 of 71
How funny!
post #54 of 71
yes..ouch...poor dogs.

neverdoingitagain-i felt really unmotivated to do anything until a few weeks ago then i just suddenly felt like i had to be doing something all the time. i think part of this for me stems from still not having done anything or bought anything to prepare for this baby...we have no car seat, no stroller, no new bed, no name, no clothes (unless it is a boy), i haven't even bought blankets, cloth diapers, nothing. it is like i can't do anything for the baby until i've had my ultrasound. i know this is rediculous but i just still worry that something is wrong with the baby or something. like i need to have the ultrasound see that everything is fine or isn't and then make a plan. so instead of preparing for the baby i have doing everything else in the world, cleaning, making dvds of ds's last year, scrapbooking, sewing, taking a quilting class, exercising, etc.

well i'm watching the weath channel and seeing that central florida is being pounded with rain and tornados, (i know one of us mamas is in orlando..hope you are fine and have power) i'm trying to see if they are going to say if all this rain and bad weather will be in the panhandle of florida tomorrow. they say it will rain but aren't really saying how bad it will be. weath forecasting is worthless. haha, jk.
post #55 of 71
Thread Starter 
kehliouise - have you thought about getting a fetoscope? they're pretty cheap online. it might give you peace of mind.

u/s was monday. heartrate was 150. tech said everything looked normal. will see the ob tomorrow for his interpretation. dd liked seeing the u/s...but like spinning on the chair even more .

went to a going away party for dh at his work today. was great - huge yummy spread of veggie food! then some random co-worker comes up and says, "umm, no offense, but you're huge!". no offense? are you kidding me? i just laughed really loudly and looked at her a bit unbelievingly. dh said, "yeah, it's really unbelievable how many people come up to her and say rude things like that." and proceeded to give her examples of others equally as lacking in couth. she just stood there smiling and nodding, not having a clue. i really couldn't stop laughing . what else are you gonna do?
post #56 of 71
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yes..ouch...poor dogs.

neverdoingitagain-i felt really unmotivated to do anything until a few weeks ago then i just suddenly felt like i had to be doing something all the time. i think part of this for me stems from still not having done anything or bought anything to prepare for this baby...we have no car seat, no stroller, no new bed, no name, no clothes (unless it is a boy), i haven't even bought blankets, cloth diapers, nothing. it is like i can't do anything for the baby until i've had my ultrasound. i know this is rediculous but i just still worry that something is wrong with the baby or something. like i need to have the ultrasound see that everything is fine or isn't and then make a plan. so instead of preparing for the baby i have doing everything else in the world, cleaning, making dvds of ds's last year, scrapbooking, sewing, taking a quilting class, exercising, etc.
laughup OH OH OH!! Me too! Me too! Well, not even that, just I have nothing for this baby. I don't even have my dd baby clothes because I gave those all away. Same with the stroller, carseat, newborn cloth diapers, blankets. Did I mention that I wasn't having anymore kids? I think we're going to wait awhile longer, just in case. Blame my sister for this one. She was due in early Sept., but lost her baby at the end of June She ended having to get a c-section and opted to have her tubes tied at the same time. It was a really sad time, and she's still recovering.
I feel the same way about needing to know the baby is ok before making plans. Had an u/s, everything looks good.
So I should be making plans...anytime now...yup...anytime.





Soon...yeah, soon
post #57 of 71
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Originally Posted by riverundine View Post
went to a going away party for dh at his work today. was great - huge yummy spread of veggie food! then some random co-worker comes up and says, "umm, no offense, but you're huge!". no offense? are you kidding me? i just laughed really loudly and looked at her a bit unbelievingly. dh said, "yeah, it's really unbelievable how many people come up to her and say rude things like that." and proceeded to give her examples of others equally as lacking in couth. she just stood there smiling and nodding, not having a clue. i really couldn't stop laughing . what else are you gonna do?
Oh lord Really, what else can you do?
Since when did it become ok to say stuff like that? Some people don't have a brain in their heads sometimes.
So, BH ctx.. what do they feel like? I know, I should know, but I haven't had any yet. I thought I did once, but now I'm not sure. Might have just been cramps I didn't have any with my dd either.
I got RRL tea awhile ago, but I haven't started drinking it yet. I was thinking of starting it at the beginning of my third trimester. Thats 27 weeks right? Geez, I don't even know what week I'm on now. 24? 25?
Yup, 25 weeks, had to check the scale to figure it out : 25 weeks=25lbs
post #58 of 71
Thread Starter 
well for me 24 weeks = 35 lbs - hence all the comments on a daily basis. oddly enough my midwife and my obgyn aren't the least concerned. and thankfully. that would be all i need right now - more worries - what with the giant move coming next week. the u/s came back, though, with me on the high end of normal for amniotic fluid, which explains a little more of the weight i suppose. everything else is fine and the fibroid isn't in the way of the birth canal, happily.
too much work today. soo tired. and our heat isn't working. freezing up here in the mountains. gonna go crawl under some really warm covers...
post #59 of 71
Doing fine here . . . survived all the crazy weather that came through a few nights ago. DH had a scare- he turned on one of his game systems after the power problems and it didn't work. Come to find out, we only had 1/2 power at those outlets (enough to run the TV, oddly enough) and the Wii wouldn't work. Anyway, thankfully once we flipped the power everything was okay. Florida is CRAZY with these storms!

So the big thing is that my house is in CHAOS because I'm getting a bathtub! We live in provided housing because of our job . . . sometimes that's nice and othertimes not. We've survived since 2001 with a TINY shower stall and now they are getting us a bathtub. That's nice but it's been problem after problem. My house is covered with dust right now . . . but I just keep thinking how nice that tub is going to be! And at least it's free!
post #60 of 71
Wow! Im really surprised! I dont think I ever posted on a chat thread..... laziness perhaps? So, since I actually have something to talk about.... I shall!!

My car stopped working oh about 2 months ago. My DH who FIXES JETS for a living couldnt figure out what was wrong wtih my crappy little focus! well, i finally got it towed to meineke to figure out the problem (dh insisted it was an electrical problem between the battery and alternator and starter that wasn't keeping the charge) which very well could have been a problem 2 months ago, but in addition when he went to start it last week..... gray smoke ALL over the place. So, he went to work for the day, I called meineke, hopped in the tow truck, sat at meineke for two hours..... to find out that there was engine coolant, engine oil, and gasoline all mixing in one tank, plus whatever other problem DH insisted there was that they couldnt even address!!!!!!! Lovely estimate of $1,997.15!!!!! I'm sorry but thats technically half the engine that's practically blown, and we dont have that kind of money.........

So, DH was all stressed out, and I kept telling him we would make it work. Im not working right now, so he has his Jeep, and thats that! If i need to get anywhere, I could always take the bus. And I was being serious. In a few months, we can go looking for a car. So, whats the solution? DH set his alarm for 7am yesterday, and at 4pm (9 hours of looking) we signed papers for a used car (and to make things all the better...... i hate his gas-guzzzling jeep, and he knows that i dont like driving it...... it really needs a tune-up) Oh, so to make things better...... he gets a stick shift, and my friends was with us who is a pro at driving stick, and she and DH insist that im going to learn. why cant i just take the jeep that i dont like? at least its automatic, and i live in a semi-metro area with traffic, i never wanted to buy a manual tranny car...... wth?

ok..... other than that...... after we got the car yesterday, my friend insisted that we go baby browsing, and wound up spending too much money on beanie baby's stuff!!!!!!! she is going to be sooooo spoiled with daddy and all!

oooooh, i had a question...... i plan on staying home with the baby, and BF'ing...... i wanted to get an electric pump, but im hoping its an exclusive nursing relationship. is it nessecary to get an electric or could i technically swing by with a manual for occasional pumping? and does anyone have any good reccomendations? i was thinking of the medela electric single pump.......????????????

other than that, baby likes to bounce on the bladder!!!!! all day!!!!!! and my body has never craved water as much as it has this week....... and i am always starving. the second i lay down in bed, im hungry, in the morning, i wake up starving. I had lost 18 pounds from week 8--week 20 and at my last appt the 24 week appt, i gained 1 pound. so im really guessing im going to start gaining steadily from here on out because i've been eating like a cow!
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