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post #21 of 121
I am not posting in this thread because to do so would be to admit that December is upon us and I am not, in the least, ready for this child to be born. Or for Christmas. Or for anything else, either.

So, you never saw this post. It is not December. It's all a conspiracy.
post #22 of 121
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Originally Posted by SharonAnne View Post
I am not posting in this thread because to do so would be to admit that December is upon us and I am not, in the least, ready for this child to be born. Or for Christmas. Or for anything else, either.

So, you never saw this post. It is not December. It's all a conspiracy.
hahaha...you're cracking me up!!! it is surreal though, isn't it??
post #23 of 121
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Originally Posted by zahirakids View Post
Christmas is still far from my mind though it is only 4 weeks away
I looked on the calender, and *shock* Christmas is exactly 3 weeks away!

We had planned on using dd's infant carseat, two days ago I carefully inspected it after having it in the attic for 3+ years and the plastic looks funky: discolored, weak, warped. Not a good sign, right? I have to buy a new one I think. As if I needed anything else to do.

We are doing mostly homemade christmas gifts this year, but both dh and I are way behind. Only 3 weeks blows my mind. I am 38 weeks the day after Christmas!

We hired our doula! I feel so much better knowing she will be there and can attend to me while dh watches dd (worst case scenario).

And finally: Welcome Katie!
post #24 of 121
Thread Starter 
Psst... did you notice the newest ddc?
post #25 of 121
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Psst... did you notice the newest ddc?
I didn't and I just went to check...holy cow :
post #26 of 121
Good morning all! Thanks for the nice welcome! I have been here and there for quite a while but haven't posted much here. I can't believe that there are people due in September already!!! Man, am I glad it's not me!!! Although my pregnancy has been fairly uneventful, I am getting anxious for the end. I am trying to keep my zen!! It doesn't help when my 1.5 yo wakes up at 6:15!!!
Katie
post #27 of 121
okay, so i am officially in holiday freakout mode now. i have been in complete denial that christmas was, what, 20 days away now? i have everything done for the kids, which is silly, cause they're the 2 who i have to worry least about. dh and i still haven't decided whether we're going to do gifts for each other this year- we're pretty anti-materialism/anti-consumerism... and we'd better decide pretty soon if we're going to do anything for each other.

but i'm REALLY worried about my parents right now. they are actually flying across the country to stay with us for a few days before christmas. they will be here in less than 2 weeks. and i have NOTHING for them. (and i KNOW they have stuff for us.) they're not easy to buy for in the first place, but i have so much other stuff on my mind right now, that i can't focus on what to do for them. i want something really special and personal, you know? and maybe something from the kids, too.

we just went to michael's, to see if i could be inspired by something the kids could make for their grandparents, and it was just so stressful to be there.

aaaaaah! freak out!!!!!!!:

-hcm
post #28 of 121
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Originally Posted by HardCoreMom View Post
i want something really special and personal, you know? and maybe something from the kids, too.

we just went to michael's, to see if i could be inspired by something the kids could make for their grandparents, and it was just so stressful to be there.

aaaaaah! freak out!!!!!!!:

-hcm
Make ice candles Really easy and everyone I have ever made them for loves them. They are what our kids are making for everyone. Take a 1/2 gallon cardboard container (like milk and juice come in) get some wicks from Michaels and some paraffin. Cut the container in 1/2 or so, put the wick in (can hot glue it if you want it to stay centered). Melt some paraffin, drop in a few crayons for color, stir gently for marbled effect. Fill carton with crushed ice, pour paraffin onto and let set overnight. Set in a pan of some kind - they leak. take carton off and there you go!. I am having the kids decorate little canvas totes and putting these in them. HTH

I know what I am doing for Christmas presents, but still have to do them!

But my SIL is coming over this afternoon to help me clean and organize our playroom and vacuum the stairs! And DH called me (he is at a meeting in Iowa) and go done early and is only like an hour from the home of John Deere, so he is going to go there and get some stuff for the girls for Christmas!
post #29 of 121
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I am ready for nothing. Well, I'm ready(oh so ready..) to give birth, but not to actually cloth my child : This will be one nekkid baby. Good thing I'm co-sleeping/breastfeeding/ECing! This is also one cheap baby!
No Christmas this year, I think. Kiki will get presents, from her Grandmothers and Aunties, but not from us : With Paul off work, and insurance up in the air, who knows whats going to happen. Ah well, its not like she needs anything. Especially toys In fact I have to sort through her toys and get rid of a bunch. Gotta kick out the Dora and Diego recalls too. : Thank God, its only two toys, but she does play with them alot.
I'm happy that we bought half of the Christmas meal already. Ham this year, no poultry. Which is fine, since none of us actually like turkey.
So I went over to the board-which-shall-remain-unnamed to see what was happening and you know what I noticed?
We have no drama.
What is wrong with us? Why are we so drama-free? Are we all so zen and loving that we can't stir up a little drama? Come on People! Get with the program! : missed me
Seriously though, its a breath of fresh air. I can come on here and just go "Ahhhhhh....."
post #30 of 121
those candles are a great idea, jess. i had hoped to do some research online tonight for some supplies i could pick up tomorrow. MIL is watching the kids while i make the trek to my MW appt, and i thought maybe i'd stop at michael's on the way home. i know it would be easier if i had a list to work from, and no double stroller to push up and down the narrow aisles of women!

still soliciting ideas!!!

hcm
post #31 of 121
I swore up and down I would have all my Christmas shopping done by the end of November. Guess what? It didn't happen. The kids/nieces/nephews are completely done, dh is completely done, my mom's almost done, but dh's entire family is currently giftless. Good thing dh isn't pregnant - he can go buy gifts for his family!!!!

I found the most beautiful garden ornament for my mom yesterday - she wants to have her "grandchildren" (i.e. garden statues of children, one for each grandchild) in her garden. I found a beautiful angel, who doesn't really look much like an angel, rather like a girl playing dressup in angel wings. My mom will LOVE it - I'm so excited to give it to her...
post #32 of 121
Hey y'all!

This is my first post to the chat group on our DDC. I have been waking up earlier & earlier in so much pain that I just give up on sleep and come downstairs & read. I wish I could do more - like wrap gifts & such. But, I just plunk my patootey on the sofa and wish to be asleep! :

The other day I "threw in the towel" officially, and told DH I was going to try to stay at home as much as possible. I *HURT* everywhere, all the time. But alas, I can't really stay at home because I signed DD up for so many classes. Today will be a bear - 3 classes plus a side trip to pick up a bulk order of frozen cranberries. Thank goodness that toay is the last of her classes!! Of course, I have already filled up next week with playdates, but most of that will happen at our house.

On the bright side, we took a family "swim" in the birthpool 2 nights ago, and it felt soooo nice to be in the water. I'd like to go in there every night until the baby comes, but I'm afraid of our water bill if I do that. But this baby is staying firmly posterior, so I have a very good excuse!!

I feel like I need to fully get ready for this baby, because I'll be at 37 weeks next week and I want the baby to know we are all ready and to come on out!! We have a lot done, but still have a lot more to do. UGH!

Well, happy December y'all!
post #33 of 121
Umm, you know how SharonAnne was doing the hiding and pretending it is not happening thing a couple days ago - now it is my turn.

did you notice our first Jan baby was born:

Nope, Nope not yet


NOTHING in my house looks like we are going to have a baby soon, maybe I should work on that?
post #34 of 121
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Originally Posted by Jessmcg View Post
NOTHING in my house looks like we are going to have a baby soon, maybe I should work on that?
I was just thinking this exact same thing today, minus the "maybe I should work on that" part!

I have everything assembled downstairs in a "staging area", but haven't washed any diapers or clothes yet. I kinda told myself that I would do that at 37 weeks, since that's when my midwifes can attend me. I don't want to give the baby "permission" any earlier than that, because I have no intentions of going to the hospital.

Perhaps my lack of nesting is indicative that I will not go into labor anytime soon? Then again, I was at my parents' house this week with DS, and stayed up until 3AM sewing a new messenger bag (my mom's sewing machine can handle this pattern, mine CANNOT). DS decided that 5AM was "awake time!" that morning, so I seriously got 2 hours of sleep! This was while my parents were away (I was there making sure my grandpa was taken care of), so I had no help at all during the day with him, and he doesn't nap anymore. That was one of the stupidest things I've ever done, so I can only really attribute it to nesting, just a little misplaced. I really DO need a bigger bag to carry both DS' snacks and the baby's diapers in, but really....3AM? BUT IT'S DONE AND GORGEOUS!!

We have something interesting happening tomorrow....we have a birth class to attend, just a one-morning refresher course. DS can't come, so we've arranged for him to stay with my parents for the day, and then stay the night. We'll go get him on Sunday morning. YIKES!! But this means we'll have a few hours to put moulding in the dining room (we tore up the carpet in there last weekend to expose 50-year-old oak that has NEVER been walked on!!) and get a few other house projects done that are difficult with him around. We THEN get to go to his work holiday party, which is a sit-down dinner! Wa-hoo! I know it will go really well for him (he insists on sleeping with my mom when we're there, and was BAWLING when we left last night that he wanted to stay there....I felt like chopped liver!), but it still makes we worry. Oh well. It's more my problem than his, I know. He's going to have a BALL.

I'll be 36 weeks on Tuesdasy....the baby was SCRAPING at my cervix today while I was shopping for a dress to wear to this holiday party tomorrow, and it hurt quite a lot. I'm feeling pretty done, and would welcome this baby anytime after 37 weeks! With DS, I totally felt like I could be pregnant for weeks and weeks more!
post #35 of 121
ot - but are anyone elses thread titles centered on their screen?? did i do it? omg, i hate it, lol.
post #36 of 121
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ot - but are anyone elses thread titles centered on their screen?? did i do it? omg, i hate it, lol.
YES! Mine is doing that too - it's bothering me.
post #37 of 121
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I didn't do it. I blame the media.
post #38 of 121
Mine are centred, too - I don't like it, either.
post #39 of 121
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Originally Posted by Pilgrim View Post
The other day I "threw in the towel" officially, and told DH I was going to try to stay at home as much as possible. I *HURT* everywhere, all the time. But alas, I can't really stay at home because I signed DD up for so many classes. Today will be a bear - 3 classes plus a side trip to pick up a bulk order of frozen cranberries. Thank goodness that toay is the last of her classes!! Of course, I have already filled up next week with playdates, but most of that will happen at our house.
Pilgrim, we're due date twins, and I can't imagine doing half of what you've described here! I stopped working 2 weeks ago and dd has continued to go to daycare (she's 3 1/2y and really really enjoys it, plus distrubing her routine now would be a nightmare). I don't know how I would handle all the running around. I had a hard time getting to the grocery store, toy store and to and from daycare yesterday!!!!!

As for the holidays.....I am in a fog about them. Shopping is done, wrapping is in progress, but for some reason I just really feel like the baby will come before Christmas and that's all I can focus on. I felt like I had a "drop" two days ago and since then have been having more intense BH, lots of grinding pressure way way down there and just generally feeling a bit more vulnerable/anxious/edgy. I am really looking forward to hitting 37wks next Thursday! Dd asks me every morning "are the baby's lungs big enough for it to be born yet?"......if only Mommy could know

I hope everyone is able to enjoy the weekend.....rest, shop, wrap, nest, whatever it takes!

And my screen is centered too and it is driving me absolutely nuts! Can we fix it?
post #40 of 121
I like the screen centered! Its symetrical and thats comforting for me! I know Im a dork but what can I say!

I have all of the socks purchased and now I have to start tie dying! Thats what everyone is getting for christmas this year is tye dye socks and bird food ornaments and probably a bag of clementines too!

My oldest son stayed behind in Salina when we went to visit his dad over thanksgiving and I miss him terribly! He is such a big help with the younger 2 boys. Its hard being the only one in the house that speaks in sentences since my youngest is still not talking a whole lot and my middle ds with autism is nonverbal.
I am supposed to go back to Salina for a couple of weeks over christmas while my ds2 is out of school for break but Im nervous about making the 7 hour trip being 35 weeks pregnant by then and traveling home at 37 weeks. I had my youngest ds at 37 1/2 weeks so it cutting it kinda close but I dont want to be away from family over the holidays and its alot of work to take care of the younger 2 when I dont have Jupiter in school for part of the time.

I plan to stop in Kansas City to see my brother and his wife, which is half way, so that makes the trip easier and there are alot of towns along the way that I would feel comfortable having the baby in if thats what is to be however I dont want to test that theory!

I am washing the newborn clothes I have and blankets so I am sorta ready for baby! I have a friend who is buying me a wrap and I hope she gets it ordered soon! I cant wait to see it.

We got a few inches of snow on thursday and I shoveled the driveway and sidewalk and it felt pretty good to break a sweat! Its supposed to snow several more inches this weekend which is a good excuse to be able to stay in! The kids are more than happy to just run around in the yard in the snow!
Angela
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