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post #41 of 55
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Originally Posted by neverdoingitagain View Post
Chavaleh, I hope today is going better for you! What a sucky day that must have been. Did you guys manage to spend some time together?

We did. And I'll get some more time with him this weekend if I can keep the two daddy's girls we have away.

In other more positive news my brother and his wife seem to have gone into labor (she was due on the 23rd) so I may get a new niece soon!

Also *vegetarians avert thine eyes* we're about to go get some utterly yummy bbq at a place that also has the most amazing chocolate pecan pie. Mmmmm.
post #42 of 55
Said sister in law had her baby this morning. My mom and I spent the whole night at the hospital waiting. Hospital chairs/benches are not kind to the arses of 32 week pregnant women. She had a pretty typical modern medicalized hospital birth but it went as well as could be hoped for with tubes poking out of everything. The new niece is just absolutely beautiful and SO TINY! I keep looking at pictures of newborns from other ddc's just to Ooo and Ahhh but in person she was incredibly wee. So precious. And quite the squealer. Everytime I got up to go in her room my baby started bouncing and punching my cervix. I think he must be exited about his new cousin (but really just happy to get off the blasted chairs).
post #43 of 55
Congrats on your new niece. Enjoy!!!!!!! And get the refresher on what's coming soon..........
post #44 of 55
Well doing okay here. Baby is growing nicely and I'm feeling so much better from my bout with back pain 2 weeks ago. One trip to the chiro and I've been 90% pain free! I only hurt on days that I do too much- it's hard for me to learn to stop doing everything! This is our busy time of year at work- everyone and their mother decides to do things for "needy kids" at the holiday season (our kids aren't needy, just in trouble . . . but that doesn't stop them). So that results in tons of activities, events, etc.

Tonight I'm cooking a Thanksgiving dinner for our boys, tomorrow night we are having Thanksgiving meal in the cafeteria for everyone and the kids leave for 4 days on Wednesday! I'm really looking forward to that break, before three crazy weeks leading up to Christmas vacation.

I had my baby shower a week ago and got a lot of cute things. Thankfully we got some of the practical things too! A bouncy seat and a small high chair that sits on a normal chair and lasts through the booster-seat age. Yippeee! Really the only thing we need at this point is the car seat and practical (non fun) stuff like mattress protectors, garbage can for cloth dipes, stuff like that.

I can't believe I just have 2 months left (and that many of you will be having your babies in a little over a month!) eeek!
post #45 of 55
it has been awhile since i got to read through this thread...the month is just flying by. everytime i glance at the calendar i think, "oh crap, it is already ___."

neverdoingitagain- i wish my midwife would tell me not to come back in two weeks. i am having to drive to hours to appointment with ds in tow and i'm really not looking forward to coming back in two weeks.

chavaleh-that is great about your neice. have fun playing aunt for a little while.

well at my last appointment i found out that i had suddenly gained 7 lbs in three weeks. which is wierd because i have only been gaining a lb a week, but now suddenly it has shot up. i think it is because i haven't been exercising. i got back to exercising this week. i do it first thing in the morning so i wont make excuses later in the day.

i have been so motivated to do things around the house, and to get ready for christmas, and for the baby...it is great to be getting all this stuff done because i am usually really far behind. but at the same time i think that i am somehow neglecting ds because i am doing more housework and spending less time just playing with him. i guess all the housework is necessary though, it isn't like i'm neglecting him to go to the bar...haha. but somehow i still feel like he liked lazy mommy better.

i made ds's doll a sweatshirt yesturday and now he is totally in love with the doll...that made me really proud. i haven't ever made doll clothes or anything before. i just thought hey i can do that.

i hope everyone has fun getting ready for the holiday this week. i love spending time with my family on thanksgiving, even though i hate the idea of thanksgiving. not the giving thanks, but the pilgrims and indians stuff. i also hate most of my family, but i still like spending time with them on holidays.
post #46 of 55
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Originally Posted by kehliouise View Post
well at my last appointment i found out that i had suddenly gained 7 lbs in three weeks. which is wierd because i have only been gaining a lb a week, but now suddenly it has shot up. i think it is because i haven't been exercising. i got back to exercising this week. i do it first thing in the morning so i wont make excuses later in the day.

i have been so motivated to do things around the house, and to get ready for christmas, and for the baby....
I also suddenly gained 7 lbs after a very even, paced, reasonable weight gain up until now. Go figure. We had Canadian Thanksgiving last month, and I sat in a hotel taking classes (training for work) eating cheesecake every lunchtime (eek!) all of October, so that's what I blame for the 7 lbs. Good for you for the self-discipline re: exercise.

Yeah there's a crazy nesting buzz in the air at my home as well.....dh marvels at my energy but I want to get things ready for the baby coming. I guess it's part of things, isn't it?

Eloise24 - good to hear you enjoyed your shower!
post #47 of 55
Ok, I didn't want to start a new thread for this, but I gotta know.
What the hell is a skidmark?!!: I mean, I understand the term in regards to underwear and tires, but what does it mean in regards to labor? Is it a tear? Is it bruising? What the heck?!
post #48 of 55
Well I'm joining in because thanks to "neverdoingitagain" I don't feel so stupid.......yeah what is a "skid mark"?
post #49 of 55
I wasn't 100% sure, so I searched and found this: http://www.mothering.com/discussions.../t-104705.html
post #50 of 55
Ahhh...ouch. I don't know which is worse Obviously the tear is more damage, but a skidmark seems it would cover a larger area...
Hmm choices, choices
post #51 of 55
Let's hope for neither! With my first, I had a small tear (no stitches) and some minor skid marks. The skid marks didn't cover a very large area at all (although I suppose they COULD have), and were much easier to recover from than the tear (which wasn't really all that bad). I'm hoping for neither this time!!

Here's a chuckle for all of you----last weekend, we got home from a day out running around, and I looked down to realize that my ONLY pair of maternity pants (jeans) had developed a huge split in the crotch.....Grrrr....I fixed them, as they needed to go in the wash anyway, but after coming out it was clear that the fabric was just too far compromised to make a fix possible.

So out I went to Old Navy the next morning to find another pair of pants for a whopping month or two. Oh well. These pants are probably more flattering on me anyway, but they're falling down like crazy. I got the kind that has the roll-down panel (or something like that), and it just won't stay up. We'll see if washing them helps shrink things up a bit.

But I was quite a sight, standing there in my split-crotch pants....I had to go shopping in them, too, as they were TRULY my ONLY pants!! But luckily I had fixed it, so even though the fix was coming un-done, it wasn't visible below my big belly.

Another small chuckle---DH ran in the Seattle Marathon yesterday, and I was carrying DS (2.5) on my shoulders at the finish line waiting for him. DS dropped one of his small stuffed animals, and without thinking I squatted down to pick it up, DS still on my shoulders. It took me nearly a full minute of being in a squat position before I finally mustered the strength to GET BACK UP!! Now, I have very strong legs, but squatting my pregnant self plus my 26 pound toddler on my shoulders was a bit much for me at this point, I guess. Luckily everyone's back was to me, as they were watching the finishers come in! The really funny thing is that I didn't even consider until later that I could have just put DS down....oh well!
post #52 of 55
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Another small chuckle---DH ran in the Seattle Marathon yesterday, and I was carrying DS (2.5) on my shoulders at the finish line waiting for him. DS dropped one of his small stuffed animals, and without thinking I squatted down to pick it up, DS still on my shoulders. It took me nearly a full minute of being in a squat position before I finally mustered the strength to GET BACK UP!! Now, I have very strong legs, but squatting my pregnant self plus my 26 pound toddler on my shoulders was a bit much for me at this point, I guess. Luckily everyone's back was to me, as they were watching the finishers come in! The really funny thing is that I didn't even consider until later that I could have just put DS down....oh well!
Go dh! I had to laugh about you squatting down and not being able to get back up right away. This has happened to several of us, I'm sure! :
post #53 of 55
i hope everyone had a good holiday last week. i did. i was nice to see all of my family...or at least the family that i wanted to see. i'm also really sure that i have gained at least 10 pounds from thanksgiving. there were so many wonderful deserts. that is what is so bad about the fall and winter is that there are all these wonderful seasonal deserts.

i can't believe the story about the split pants, that sounds like something that would happen to me.

tonight i went to the store to shop by myself. when i was loading bottled water onto the belt i dropped the whole case. i was a bit irritated that no one around me offered to help me load the water. then later when i was trying to put it in the cart someone did offer to help me and that irritated me as well. because i tend to get irritated when people look at me like i'm helpless. either way i'm not satisfied. i think this goes with the whole me being annoyed with everyone all the time. i can't wait until i am not as annoyed.

ever since i got pregnant i have been in the mood to get stuff organized and get things accomplished. this is so unlike me...it never happened during my first pregnancy. then everyone made fun of me because i never nested. i sort of wonder if it is part of this baby's personality coming through because it sure isn't mine.
post #54 of 55
i haven't posted on this thread much, but i thought that i would jump in..

i'm visiting my family home in vancouver (where i plan to have the baby) with my two kiddos (elwynn, 5 in december and ngaio, 2 on thursday). we don't have internet in the house that we live in (way out in the country, hours from here) so i just pop in when i can..anyways..

im 33 weeks now and getting excited and a wee bit impatient to meet this baby! i'm nesting like crazy but its hard because i'm not going to be home with the baby till after the baby is born and probably a few weeks old, since there will be so much snow on the ground and it is a 5+ hour drive. so in my nesting urges i went thrift store shopping today and found some great treasure. both of my kids birthdays are right around christmas,
so its a hard time of year financially for us, especially with the new baby coming : but i found some lovely books for them for gifts and some great baby clothes and when i took everything up to the checkout the man behind the counter said "how about $5.00 for the lot" it was close to 30$ worth of stuff, so i was pretty happy! then at another thrift shop i found a brand new 100% cotton king size featherbed (mattress topper thingy) for 30$ valued at more like 100$!! i've been wanting and needing a new mattress but we cant afford it, so this will be almost as nice...

i go home on friday for a few more weeks before we come here for christmas and baby birthing and i want to get everything in our house just right for when we get home, except that its totally impossible to get anything done (and have it stay done at least)so i'm a bit stressed about it, but i know it will all work out.

i can't believe that in a month from today my son will be 5 and i could possibly be holding my newest family member. its crazy.
post #55 of 55
2 days until Dec 1st...: Sept. board in 2 days, ladies!
5 weeks left for some of us, though it could be 2-3 weeks for others instead...Freethinker, Mom2bja...:

So my dh has been home for the past 2 weeks. He went to work yesterday and came back itching like crazy. The doctor thought he had an allergic reaction when he saw him last Monday, and had spent the last week trying to get rid of the rash/hives/ resultant infection of said rash/hives. He was pretty well cleared up, itch was pretty well gone, went to work and bam! Hives/rash flare up. So its his job. He's a welder and gets a lot of metal dust on his back. Yey....we know what the problem is...yey...who knows when he's going back to work...: And my last day is Sat.
Mind you, if he's home Tuesday, my last day will be Tuesday
I have to keep telling myself "one day at a time, I can wait until Jan." because boy oh, boy. I feel like I could pop at anytime.
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