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post #21 of 95
wowbaby42, keep us posted! I'm so impressed by all of you doing major home improvement!

Had my midwife appointment yesterday - everything is perfect She thinks baby will be 'good sized'... even if the 33w u/s said ~7lbs... probably my midwife is more accurate?

And 6w after the beginning of my preterm labor ctx scare my cervix is still firm, closed, posterior and of decent length! : I have the go-ahead to do whatever I want! I'm kinda weak after being on the couch for so long though.

My right 'rectus' abdominal muscle hurts pretty bad off and on - I hope it isn't being too irreparably damaged by the huge belly.

I fell *up* the stairs in the dark in the movie theater Sunday. My first instinct was "oh, I'm fine, whew" and then after that my brain caught up and said "oh no but you're pregnant, and the placenta, panic, panic". But baby wiggled like mad the WHOLE 2hr movie - it was so sweet of him/her to reassure Mama like that I am so so in love with my little baby!!! I do have a big old bruise on my knee though

Nesting-wise we're considering taking the cloth diaper dive! We want it to be cheap cheap cheap so prefolds and BummiSWW or proraps it'll be...
post #22 of 95
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Originally Posted by ~ani~ View Post
wowbaby42, keep us posted! I'm so impressed by all of you doing major home improvement!

Had my midwife appointment yesterday - everything is perfect She thinks baby will be 'good sized'... even if the 33w u/s said ~7lbs... probably my midwife is more accurate?

And 6w after the beginning of my preterm labor ctx scare my cervix is still firm, closed, posterior and of decent length! : I have the go-ahead to do whatever I want! I'm kinda weak after being on the couch for so long though.

My right 'rectus' abdominal muscle hurts pretty bad off and on - I hope it isn't being too irreparably damaged by the huge belly.

I fell *up* the stairs in the dark in the movie theater Sunday. My first instinct was "oh, I'm fine, whew" and then after that my brain caught up and said "oh no but you're pregnant, and the placenta, panic, panic". But baby wiggled like mad the WHOLE 2hr movie - it was so sweet of him/her to reassure Mama like that I am so so in love with my little baby!!! I do have a big old bruise on my knee though

Nesting-wise we're considering taking the cloth diaper dive! We want it to be cheap cheap cheap so prefolds and BummiSWW or proraps it'll be...
Gotta love those reassuring kicks

Way to go on the cloth diaper choice. I seriously have way less blowouts with cloth. With dd (my first who was in sposies until about 21 months) we were always stopping to buy new outfits because she had blowouts all the time!

I was feeling majorly pinchy and crampy last night. And when I walk, I feel so achey down there! Almost like the startings of a heavy period.

brief history of me: dd was 44 weeks, no labor, nothing. They tried everything, she was breech, had a version, turned back, etc etc. C-section.
ds: 42 1/2 weeks, labor seemed to start, mecomium in water-which broke. After 18 hours, I decided to not go with pictocin to amp up labor, so did another c. I didn't want the possibility of going under a general for an emergency C, should I rupture, or having him drugged up by an epidural. SO I did another c.

this baby: totally different pregnancy experience altogether. No longer a veggie, soymilk drinker. etc. Changed our diet to better resemble a traditional foods diet. I ferment things in my kitchen and drink raw milk.I eat grassfed beef. So with this baby, I don't know whether to expect labor or not, honestly. Will my body send itself the right signals this time?
post #23 of 95
Aargh--don't talk about going into labour, DH leaves for his conference tomorrow! I'm fairly sure I won't have the baby while he's gone, but it's less than reassuring to read 'Baby X has arrived!' stories in my DDC!

My pelvic pain has gotten way worse since yesterday. It might have been sitting on the ground, cross-legged for part of the time, watching a Shakespeare play outside that did it; or it could be the painting, or just general I'm-more-pregnant-than-I-was-yesterdayness. But it's getting debilitating, in the 'Do I really want to get that object from the other end of the house?' way. And I have a sore throat this morning. It would be vexing, to say the least, if it turned out I was laid up the entire time DH was away, unable to paint or cook!

ani: Ouch! Glad you're OK!
post #24 of 95
so who thinks they'll go around the full moon this week?! I think it's a bit on the early side for me (36+4) but then again I've been having lots of preterm contractions and I'm really sensitive to moon changes. Guess we'll see!

Another question:
For btdt moms, do you feel "odd" or different, other than nesting, in the couple of days leading up to baby's birth? I recall feeling that way with dd and am wondering if it'll happen again. I got restless, like something was "off" and I couldn't pinpoint it.

eta: I'm completely done with getting things ready now. Everything is in it's place. Carseat is installed, everything is washed, birth supplies organized, and dd even picked out the first outfit. Now what do I do?
post #25 of 95
I really want to have this little one this next week. Its gettig to a crazy point where the week I get my cerclage out DH has midterms, and a VERY VERY important job interview the only day the doc will do it. Then its also the kids midterm week at school and important testing for the youngest. I hate hate hate the fact that things are getting nuts and stressful. I am almost 34 1/2 weeks now so please pray that sometime after Friday we deliever. I am really wanting this little one to come when we can have some down time and not to much going on.

Physically I am beat. I am so tired all the time and just give out. Having mild contraction and lots of movement...but still nothing is changing cause the stinking cerclage is like super glue. Doctor told me to keep on the mag and stop the terb. SO I am almost drug free...Lots of pelvic pain still but seems like that is normal for all of us. Trying to decide if I should clean a little or not....
post #26 of 95
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so who thinks they'll go around the full moon this week?! I think it's a bit on the early side for me (36+4) but then again I've been having lots of preterm contractions and I'm really sensitive to moon changes. Guess we'll see!

Another question:
For btdt moms, do you feel "odd" or different, other than nesting, in the couple of days leading up to baby's birth? I recall feeling that way with dd and am wondering if it'll happen again. I got restless, like something was "off" and I couldn't pinpoint it.

eta: I'm completely done with getting things ready now. Everything is in it's place. Carseat is installed, everything is washed, birth supplies organized, and dd even picked out the first outfit. Now what do I do?
I do feel "odd" since this whole loose stools thing started lastnight. I have even caught myself just sitting down and crying for no apparent reason... I have been having contractions this afternoon, haven't timed them yet, but they are getting stronger. Feels like heavy period cramps and I swear she is dangling between my legs!!! I feel kinda in LaLa land...
post #27 of 95
ooh wowbaby, that sounds like something is really going on! Exciting

jillybeans- with DD I didn't feel different in the days leading up to her birth- in fact I enthusiastically insisted that one of my (two) midwives should go out of town that weekend because I was so sure I'd go to 42 weeks. But my best friend got married the weekend I had DD, so I was pretty heavily focused on her wedding. In fact I spent what turned out to be early labor (only realized it in retrospect, at the time I thought it was just pre-pre-pre labor, nothing to get excited about) setting up for her wedding and attending it. My water broke literally 10 minutes after we walked in the door coming home from the wedding, and I couldn't have been more shocked!

Looking back my only signs were that my discharge changed color slightly on Friday (DD was born on Sunday morning), it got sort of brownish. And I had softer stools the week beforehand, but just chalked both those things up to my body generally getting ready. I'm so curious about how it will play out this time!
post #28 of 95
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Originally Posted by Smokering View Post
Aargh--don't talk about going into labour, DH leaves for his conference tomorrow! I'm fairly sure I won't have the baby while he's gone, but it's less than reassuring to read 'Baby X has arrived!' stories in my DDC!

My pelvic pain has gotten way worse since yesterday. It might have been sitting on the ground, cross-legged for part of the time, watching a Shakespeare play outside that did it; or it could be the painting, or just general I'm-more-pregnant-than-I-was-yesterdayness. But it's getting debilitating, in the 'Do I really want to get that object from the other end of the house?' way. And I have a sore throat this morning. It would be vexing, to say the least, if it turned out I was laid up the entire time DH was away, unable to paint or cook!





ani: Ouch! Glad you're OK!
I feel the same way. I think my kids are really acting out in response to my hormones as well. Totally not listening, acting weird kind of stuff..

We did library and grocery shopping, then that was enough for me. The potty was calling and I was too tired for one more errand. Normally, this would be a breeze for me!

But the thought of sitting down too long frightens me. Like I'm afraid I will fall asleep and wake up with no time left
post #29 of 95
i'm tired. SO tired.
otherwise, everything is great! I had my 37 week appointment today, along w/a NST & to check my AFI. Both look fantastic!
my m/w's backup OB won't do an external version on me since I've had a c/s. He doesn't want to mess w/my uterus. So it looks like we're having a repeat c/s unless this LO decides to turn in the next two weeks.

I'm amazed at you mama's that have the energy to paint & decorate. I have ZERO energy. I did get a burst of energy two weeks ago & got most of the organizing & deep cleaning done (w/lots of help from Dh)! But I've totally lost all motivation.

Robin- sounds like you guys have a busy busy month ahead of you! I hope your Dh gets to his job interview!
post #30 of 95
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i'm tired. SO tired.
otherwise, everything is great! I had my 37 week appointment today, along w/a NST & to check my AFI. Both look fantastic!
my m/w's backup OB won't do an external version on me since I've had a c/s. He doesn't want to mess w/my uterus. So it looks like we're having a repeat c/s unless this LO decides to turn in the next two weeks.

I'm amazed at you mama's that have the energy to paint & decorate. I have ZERO energy. I did get a burst of energy two weeks ago & got most of the organizing & deep cleaning done (w/lots of help from Dh)! But I've totally lost all motivation.

Robin- sounds like you guys have a busy busy month ahead of you! I hope your Dh gets to his job interview!
Thanks I appreciate it. J is a national guard memeber and this is the first full time job in a LONG time. Right now we are on temp orders...so we are really praying for a full time job.
I have no engery at all. I really want to get some stuff done as well...but maybe I am just meant to rest till baby comes. Then I will have loads...maybe..its that power of postive thinking right?
post #31 of 95
Haven't been on-line much lately so thought I should update...
Feeling very anxious right now. I woke this morning for the first time feeling as though I really want to meet this baby soon. Yesterday, had OB appt. and blood pressure was 100/60 and weight 135 so all was good with the baby's head very low down now. I've had lots of BH contractons, some painful to the point that I was thinking a few weekends back that it was time. Stopped walking my son the 2 miles/day to school and back and that seems to have stopped the pain.
But doc says to go ahead with the walking, so not sure what to do. Today had a non-stress test and the pushing feelings at the top and sides of my belly, which I thought was just the baby pushing/moving about and have had for a number of weeks now, have actually been contractions I guess. And while there, I went from them being 8 minutes apart to 6 minutes. They released me, but said to return if my water breaks or they get closer together. So tonite maybe the night or may not. They do seem pretty strong since coming home but no pain yet. My belly though is pretty hard all over, and this evening the pressure is getting worse, so we may be leaving shortly for the hospital. Have everything set to go anyways.
I kinda hope this is it, b/c otherwise I have another non-stress test on Thurs, then Friday an U/S, then Tues another OB appt. with a different doctor...b/c of my age *sigh* they want to monitor me closely from now on even though all has gone really well so far. Ugh!
As far as the nursery goes, it's done. Have my cloth diaper stash ready. The carseat just needs installing, otherwise most things are in place, thankfully. Got lots of clutter around though that needs to be taken care of, but no energy right now. Energy is just coming back after a long cold, sinus infection and just not sleeping for more than 4 hrs./night. All I want to do is sit and knit now to finish up a few baby things. Don't think I'm going to get them done in time now though.
I don't care for this time period too much with just not knowing when/how it's all going to go down. Think I really do want it over now. I'm getting just too anxious.
post #32 of 95
Well, I'm suddenly feeling all happy and contented now, because I went out with SIL for a muffin and the lady at the cafe said 'How do you manage to look so good when you're about to have a baby?' You have no idea what a boost that was, given that I'd spent the morning with my hair in a fuzzy sleep braid, in paint-streaked clothes, lumbering on and off a chair to paint the hallway! It's good to know I can still scrub up OK--you know, when I actually put decent clothes on and wash my face. And DH isn't exactly swooning over my pregnant body, so some external validation is nice, you know?

And, for further happy news, the hallway's nearly finished. One more coat on the wardrobe door, and it's done, except for all the edgey bits of course. I might even get one wall of the living room done tonight!

The pelvic belt thingy my physio gave me helps a bit, but I'm still feeling pretty sore. Does this mean the baby's engaged, do you think? How can I tell?
post #33 of 95
Hi all you uncomfortable mamas. I'm there too. I am having a lot of rectal pressure - not sure if its because babies are moving down or what though. Groan. I am exhausted. Have still been working 12+ hour days (no choice) but very very tired. My little one decided to start teething molars this week so I am getting even less sleep. On the bright side, the boys both looked good at the US on Mon - fluid, dopplers and NST all normal. Doc moved my CS up to 36 weeks - March 3rd!!!
I am just praying they don't come early!
post #34 of 95
to all you wonderful mamas. You make me feel like not-a-freak

I'm just tired and mood-swingy and SO ready to be done with being pregnant. At the same time, I know she's needs a little more cooking, and I want her to come on her own time.... *sigh* I've kinda checked out from the rest of my life and I'm in waiting mode. Could be up to 5 weeks of waiting, though...

At least I am not so lonely cause I have you guys

to all the moms who need it right now
: to our precious DDC babies

JasonsMom - especially thinking of you; keep us posted on your progress!
post #35 of 95
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to all you wonderful mamas. You make me feel like not-a-freak

I'm just tired and mood-swingy and SO ready to be done with being pregnant. At the same time, I know she's needs a little more cooking, and I want her to come on her own time.... *sigh* I've kinda checked out from the rest of my life and I'm in waiting mode. Could be up to 5 weeks of waiting, though...

At least I am not so lonely cause I have you guys

to all the moms who need it right now
: to our precious DDC babies

JasonsMom - especially thinking of you; keep us posted on your progress!
Thanks lilkat. Most appreciated!
Just pacing the floors right now, trying to do some last minute tidying and knitting. Contractions or tightening, and baby's movements are still getting stronger so I'll be surprised if the deep pain doesn't start soon. Trying to decide if I should go to bed to rest or just keep moving about to keep things progressing? Plus don't really care to wake up to a puddle and have to run out the door. I dunno; not sure what to do right now??
post #36 of 95
Jasonsmom, how rested are you feeling right now? Given the time, you might want to get some sleep so you aren't completely exhausted when you need the energy most. I had my 2nd at 8:20 in the AM. I was desperate for sleep and food LOL.
post #37 of 95
Today was a very good day! We finally got a closing scheduled for our new house, so we'll be moving on Sunday! That means we finally know which house we'll be birthing in, and if he holds off until at least next week (which I'm sure he will) we'll definitely be in the new house! : I so didn't want to birth in our old house, then have to move right after - and leave the home where my baby was born!

So this is going to be a hectic week. The rest of the week has to be spent doing major packing, so that we can get all of the big stuff and everything we reall need over on Sunday. The rest can come down gradually as we prepare the old house for sale, but we'd like to move the majority while we have the rental truck.

I'm so excited! Everything is starting to fall into place now!
post #38 of 95
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I am very crampy and achy tonight, but I am not holding my breath that it will go anywhere. Good luck Jasonsmom.
post #39 of 95
I've been very crampy and achy too. I keep blaming it on gas, cuz my body doesn't do labor before 42 weeks *sigh*.
post #40 of 95
Hi, just wanted to check in really quick.
Sounds like I am in the same boat as many. Lots of pelvic pain AND pain in the backside. (pain in my butt!) It takes me a few seconds of limping around and holding onto furniture after I get up to be able to walk right. I look like such an old lady.

I also had some cramping the other day. Just mild almost like menstrual cramps in the morning when I woke up. I took some CA, drank some water, and tried to get some more rest and they went away. I never should have told DH. He sort of freaked out and now is convinced we are going to have this baby really early! He is working 2 hours away and the last birth went so fast he is afraid he is going to miss this one or I will be delivering at home with my 2yo ds as a helper! He is way more stressed about it than I am. I feel pretty calm about the whole thing. In fact I am feeling more excited these days about actually meeting this baby! (Not until at least after the clothes and car seat are washed! should be happening this weekend.

DS and I had some professional belly pictures taken last week and the whole experience was just great! I can't wait to see the final product. I was wondering if we would have the chance since he had some serious chapped lips for a while and then had a rash all over his chest and belly. But those cleared up and I think that I went just in time because now I am starting to retain more water.

Best wishes and hugs to those who are about to begin the labor journey!! Can't wait to hear those birth stories!

And hats off to those doing major home projects, moving, and have everything checked off their list! YAWN. I am getting some organizing done and checking things off my list, but I do not have the energy for the major work!
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