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post #21 of 73
38wks today.. have a OB appt in about an hour.. maybe some progress.. last week I was 2cm 50 % and all this week I have had the low dull back ache sporadic contractions and it feels like I have a bowling ball between my legs... : DH is finally home so anytime after this weekend is fine by me.. Bunko is tomorrow night and i have knitting sunday afternoon.... sooooo anytime after those 2 things fine by me!
post #22 of 73

40wks+3

Had another evening of contractions, but they went away when I went to sleep. I left the house for the gym right before DS' bedtime last night---we had such a horrid day that I just couldn't take anymore. He was crying most of the day that he doesn't want us to have a baby, and then DH came home stressed about how little he's getting done at work, and that taking time off is going to be so hard, blah blah...my brain has complete sympathy, but my hormones are screaming that I'm the only one who is happy about this baby being born, and maybe s/he should just stay in there forever!

Apparently while I was gone (and DH was putting DS to bed) he made the mistake of answering a phone call from his parents (silly man, that's what caller ID is for!!). They were BOTH on the phone wondering why there wasn't a baby here yet. Um....because I haven't gone into labor?!?! He was so mad at himself for even answering.

DS seems to be doing better today---he had slept with my mom for the two nights before that while she was here, and while she SAID he slept well, he was a tired WRECK both days. Last night when he woke up he insisted on staying in his OWN bed, and seemed to wake up well-rested. Hrm. He also woke up with some positive thoughts about baby, so that helped lift my spirits.

The hardest part of waiting for me is that I have NO PLANS, and I don't need to buy anything, so going out to shopping areas seems silly. I'm even avoiding my usual standbys (Children's Museum, Aquarium, etc) because I don't want DS to be around all of the other sick kids and bring something home right now. We've been very lucky in our health this pregnancy (other than one day of vomiting and fever for DS a month ago) and I don't want to jinx it now!

Any thoughts for filling these days? I think the poor child is bored out of his mind, but I just can't get down on the floor and play trains with him, and when I get to the third book in a stack my eyes start closing involuntarily. I need some inspiration for making life more fun for him right now!!
post #23 of 73
sara- i'm always trying to find creative ways to engage my boys that don't take much effort or money. one thing that i did one day DH was away on business, was that i let the kids help make a version of the game "memory" (you know, that matching game?). we browsed some clipart on microsoft word for things they liked (not surprisingly, they picked all vehicles- car, boat, dump truck, airplane, etc). copied and resized the images into a word document, and typed the name of the object below it. i printed out two sheets of all of the images, and the boys colored them. then i cut them out and taped them onto pieces of cardboard that i had pre-cut ahead of time. we play "memory"- type games a lot, so i didn't have to introduce them to the concept, but it's not a hard one to teach a little one your son's age. anyway, it killed a lot of time in the prep work, it was easy and cheap to pull together, and then they had a game they could play later. granted, with a 2-year old, you need to be really hands-on when it comes to actually playing the game, but it doesn't take too much energy.

anyway, there's one idea.

good luck waiting! i still have TONS to do. guess i should get back to work...
hcm
post #24 of 73
Still here. Um, only 40w5d. Had acupuncture yesterday. That was nice. Had contractions wake me up this morning and came every 5-6-4 minutes for an hour then stopped. I wonder how nice it is in my womb? I'm thinking there must be some seriously good room service or spa treatments or something. Its like the penthouse suite apparently.

I am really at peace now though. I was wondering how this birth would be compared to the other two and had a touch of anxiety but my outlook changed from, what if xyz happens.....I wonder if it will be worse/better/etc to my new outlook which is, lets see how awesome we can make this experience. Its the last birth for us and lets go out with an awesome experience. So, I am very calm and relaxed with everything....and looking forward to seeing how it all plays out.
post #25 of 73
You're right. Today would be a perfect day to have a baby. I don't think I'll be that lucky, but I hope some of you are. I have an appt with the chiro today at 2. I'm a little nervous, as I've never been before, but my little guy decided to turn posterior and I've heard that sometimes getting adjusted encourages them to go back to a good position. I sure hope so, anyhow!
post #26 of 73

its my due date!

Ruthiegirl: sounds promising!! if this is your birthing day, YAY!! gentle birthing vibes to you.

Happy Due Date Fishie and anyone else!

aaronsmom, baby will come!! i was 42 and 2 when my daughter finally decided to meet us!

southernmommie:
sounds like you may be going to baby land to me! sorry that you are in pain. heal up quickly..i dont know if having a baby with a pulled groin muscle would be very much fun.

HCM: your kiddos are doing better?

Welcome Suzylou!!



i really didn't think i would make it this far either.. not because of past experience, but just because i had such a strong feeling baby would come early. oh well, the longer she growth the healthier she will be! and i'm knitting a super cute but finicky hat for her, so maybe she is just waiting for me to finish it!
i started taking some homeopathic remedies yesterday (the cohoshes), and ive been taking EPO for a week now.. dp and i have been dtd almost every day (night) but im still not feeling much...i had so many BH last week and this week almost none, and no more plug lost either. its a mystery to my how bodies work. ..

i trust my body and my baby. i will go into labor when the time is right!
post #27 of 73
Freaking out a bit here, I haven't felt him move at all today. Tried everything I can think of and hes not budging that I can tell. MW is on her way here, please send me some thoughts and prayers.
post #28 of 73
happy due date, mamafern! hope baby is ready to meet you soon!

thanks for asking- the kids are better, in terms of the ear infection. the cough/post-nasal drip still wakes them up all night long, which wakes up the whole family bed. but fortunately, they are falling back asleep, which wasn't happening when their ears hurt, cause they wouldn't lay back down without crying. so that's better. except that now i have a horrid sore throat and i'm getting the sinus congestion. anything is better than my kids suffering, but i had hoped it would skip over me with all that i do to care for myself. maybe the lack of sleep has been running me down. the kids are back to their old selves during the day, so you can say they're definitely on the mend. the nights can still be a little rough, that's all. again, thanks for asking.

are you gonna show us a pic of the hat when you're done?

hcm
post #29 of 73
38+2 today. Feeling pretty good, too. Yesterday I finally got the last of the sewing projects done. I think I only have a few things left to do: hang curtains in the baby's room, make CDs for labour, order sheets for the basinett. I guess that means I can move on to decluttering the basement. <groan>

MamaJamie have you made any decisions/changes yet with your practitioner?

simplehome my daughter LOVES to take baths. These days, she's been taking looooong baths. I sit in the bathroom and read or knit and she plays happily. I throw in a few different kitchen items each time to make it interesting for her. I froze some ice cubes yesterday with a drop of food colouring in each. That will be fun to let them melt in the bathtub and mix up the colours. I've also printed a few preschool books (google printable books) and we read and colour them together. We made a ramp out of a shelf and tried all sorts of things to see what will roll and what will slide. Heck, yesterday while I was sewing I gave her a box lid, a piece of paper, and some kid-safe scissors and let her cut away to her heart's content, as long as all the pieces stayed in the box lid (easy clean up that way). Freeze dance is also a fun game. I'm tired these days, so I control the music and dd does the dancing and freezing. If you are feeling more energetic, you can go for a walk and collect nature items and make a collage, freeze the leaves in water (great for water play later on), or make a scavenger list (brown leaf, yellow car, short stick, etc.) and check them off as you walk.

I don't need to rush things along. I will enjoy the end of my pregnancy and savour these last few days of just dd and I.
post #30 of 73

38w5d

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I am really at peace now though. I was wondering how this birth would be compared to the other two and had a touch of anxiety but my outlook changed from, what if xyz happens.....I wonder if it will be worse/better/etc to my new outlook which is, lets see how awesome we can make this experience. Its the last birth for us and lets go out with an awesome experience. So, I am very calm and relaxed with everything....and looking forward to seeing how it all plays out.
thanks happymomma, i needed to read this. i'm sorta getting to this point also (trying to get there). i'm feeling much calmer than i was earlier this week and i know i'll try my best...

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38w5d here. i think i'm 39 weeks according to the OB, but i like my dates better. no signs of anything happening. baby still hasn't dropped. i have no idea if it's still ROP/posterior or not anymore. i'm trying to stop worrying about it (though i continue to attempt to sit, sleep, relax in positions to encourage the baby to be in an anterior postition). my longest pregnancy so far is 39 weeks and i'm pretty sure i'll break that record this time around .

i haven't mentioned here, but i'm on insulin at night for GD to control my morning fasting blood sugar (though my fasting levels have dropped dramatically and i'm about to wean off in the next 2 nights). i'm not sure what the protocol is at my OBs re: GD patients. i'll see my doctor on tuesday (i've been rotating through all the OBs this past month). i'm dreading the induction talk, and didn't even think it would come up because my other two came before their due dates. i'm pretty sure they'll let me get to me due date, but how much past that, i don't know. i know i can always refuse, etc. i'm just hoping this baby comes in the next 10 days or so - so we don't get to that point.
post #31 of 73
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Freaking out a bit here, I haven't felt him move at all today. Tried everything I can think of and hes not budging that I can tell. MW is on her way here, please send me some thoughts and prayers.
carrie-

you are on my mind and in my heart. please let us know how things go.

hcm
post #32 of 73
Gratefulbambina. I am praying for you.
Katie
post #33 of 73
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Freaking out a bit here, I haven't felt him move at all today. Tried everything I can think of and hes not budging that I can tell. MW is on her way here, please send me some thoughts and prayers.
Thinking of you and the baby.
post #34 of 73
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Freaking out a bit here, I haven't felt him move at all today. Tried everything I can think of and hes not budging that I can tell. MW is on her way here, please send me some thoughts and prayers.
Hope baby is just taking a nap.
post #35 of 73
Well 38 weeks today. Tomorrow will make this officially my longest pregnancy. I have been joking that this one must be a boy because the girls were in a rush to get here and this one seems to want to stay put.

Finally got a decent night's sleep last night. Both dd's slept all night and were cheerful and happy this morning. I wish every day/night was like that. Today would definitely be a good one to have a baby since I am not exhausted for the first time in what feels like forever. I also finished all the errands on my list so now I am just waiting.

to everyone who is sick and/or tired. Happy birthing to everyone who is in labor!
post #36 of 73
gratefulbambina - hoping your babe is movin' around at the moment. please keep us posted.
post #37 of 73
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Freaking out a bit here, I haven't felt him move at all today. Tried everything I can think of and hes not budging that I can tell. MW is on her way here, please send me some thoughts and prayers.

My thoughts are with you mama....Hope all is well.
post #38 of 73
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Freaking out a bit here, I haven't felt him move at all today. Tried everything I can think of and hes not budging that I can tell. MW is on her way here, please send me some thoughts and prayers.
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post #39 of 73
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Freaking out a bit here, I haven't felt him move at all today. Tried everything I can think of and hes not budging that I can tell. MW is on her way here, please send me some thoughts and prayers.
Praying for you and sending wiggly vibes your way. :
post #40 of 73
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Freaking out a bit here, I haven't felt him move at all today. Tried everything I can think of and hes not budging that I can tell. MW is on her way here, please send me some thoughts and prayers.

Thinking of you!
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