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post #41 of 95
Elaina, what is CA?
post #42 of 95
Thinking of you karen!

smokering: I have the belt too, and it helps me the most when I'm being active.

congrats on figuring out WHERE you'll birth Victoria! Now he only has to wait....

Hugs for those of us that are crampy and achy.
post #43 of 95
Sunday I had a little melt down. I woke up worried about L&D and whether we were prepared. I woke DH up and we talked for a while. Actually I cried and obsessed while he cuddled and comforted me. He's such a good DH.

Yesterday and today my mom and sister came over and helped me deep clean almost my whole house. They also helped me organize all the stuff I've gotten from the showers people gave me. We steam cleaned carpets, washed area rugs and curtains, mopped etc.

We also de-cluttered. We threw away a lot of junk and filled my mom's car with stuff to give away. People have been so generous with us that we wound up taking back lots to baby stuff and giving away other baby stuff. The only thing I'm going to need to buy are baby washcloths and we have gift cards aplenty from returns for that and more.

Tomorrow I have my 38wk appt. I can't believe it. 38 wks already. I don't know if it's instinct or denial, but I don't feel like this babe is coming soon.
post #44 of 95
Thanks nugglemama and DBZ for the support. I'm not feeling too bad as I did get some rest this afternoon upon returning from the hospital. Just tried to rest but don't think I have to worry about going to sleep and my water breaking...just too much activity going on now. No real back pain yet though and that's what I had with ds...sheesh this is nerve wracking! Going to try to rest though again.
post #45 of 95
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Originally Posted by esmlranch View Post
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.
yeah, this is so me right now. Once I get going, I'm alright....then I make it halfway down the hall and have to stop in to pee.
post #46 of 95
Wow you were all so chatty today.

I am so tired I had to call a mama today and ask her to come to a scheduled playdate and hour later so I could nap. Felt a bit weird but she understood.

DH's boss asked how I was today and when he told her I was 4cm his boss said so she's in active labor? DH was like uh no don't you think I would be there.
post #47 of 95
Thanks Jillybeans
Nothing new to report. Actually did fall sleep for awhile and things seemed to have settled down again. So maybe just a false alarm?
Tomorrow I'm scheduled for another non-stress test, so that's good if things haven't changed. Now I'm just worried if I'm not feeling movements so will be glad to be checked out. Will keep ya'll posted...now back to the knitting,
post #48 of 95
I am suddenly limping too! I sleep on my side and when I get up to pee it takes some coaxing to groaning to get out of bed, then a few steps to get my balance. We have a nice deep soaking tub which has been wonderful! I take DD's bath with her every night now-nice bonding time and it really helps me destress and relax muscles. i am only 34 weeks (35 this week) but it seems so soon! I can't wait to have this little guy in my arms. I am so ready to meet him and count his fingers and toes and everything! My dad is flying in for DD's birthday weekend-he gets here tomorrow am. It was spur of the moment (I didn't think he would really come) so of course the houe is a mess, the guest/baby room was horrible (just got it cleaned up last night). We went for a long weekend this last weekend at disneyworld for my and dd's birthday treat-very fun and relaxing and tiring-DD is having problems in school with her b**ch of a kindergarten teacher-she is in counseling, I am getting ready to go meet with the principal again, and this time push for moving her to another class. She has been crying, retching and/or vomiting almost every day on the way to school for the past couple weeks from stress/anxiety, and is also getting over a perforated ear drum-poor baby. I am starting to notice all the dirty corners in the house-and they are starting to really bug me so I know the baby can't be too far off! DH and I have had almost a whole week with no arguments-too much stress going on-so that has been a nice break. I know it won't last, but I take it one day at a time!
post #49 of 95
Really really getting to the fustrated point. All the other kids are sick, one has flu the other has pink eye. Friday flu girl has a recital that grandparents are driving a hour to come to...so she has to be well...Now I am off bed rest some and hurting like crazy but afaird that he will be born when everyone here is so sick.
post #50 of 95
Hi Moms! Well, I am still having some contractions, but they must be just false labor since they peter in and out... I have my appointment with the midwives at 1 this afternoon and then pregnancy pictures later this evening. Busy day and all I really want to do is go back to bed!!!
Have a good day everyone!!! I will let you know how my appointment goes...
post #51 of 95
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Originally Posted by avasmomleigh View Post
DD is having problems in school with her b**ch of a kindergarten teacher-she is in counseling, I am getting ready to go meet with the principal again, and this time push for moving her to another class. She has been crying, retching and/or vomiting almost every day on the way to school for the past couple weeks from stress/anxiety, and is also getting over a perforated ear drum-poor baby.
Yikes mama! I realize this might be a little OT, and you didn't go into details about what the problems were w/ the teacher, but the retching seems an extreme reaction to a teacher/student conflict. Unless your lo is very sensitive, I would try to ask questions not only about the teacher, but what about other students in the class. Is she being bullied? Are other students (or the teacher) making her physically uncomfortable. There is no excuse that the school hasn't stepped in and addressed this.

post #52 of 95
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Originally Posted by MamaRainebeau View Post
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!

I'm scheduled for my c/s on March 3rd too! looks like at least three babies from the March DDC will be born that day.
post #53 of 95
avasmomleigh - to your poor DD. That is intense stuff for a kid so young


March 3rd is a great day to be born! It's my mama's birthday
post #54 of 95
Anyone else scheduled for the 8th with me?
post #55 of 95
Hello, Mamas! Four weeks and two days left, not that I'm counting, though. I am so uncomfortable, my patience is wearing dangerously thin (today in particular), and I am starting to fell like there's a million things to do /buy to prepare for the babe but NOTHING ever gets done! What do you veteran mamas do for food after you give birth? Bake casseroles to freeze before baby? Eat lots of take out? OMG, I think I feel a fit coming on again...
post #56 of 95
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Originally Posted by 1hautemama View Post
Hello, Mamas! Four weeks and two days left, not that I'm counting, though. I am so uncomfortable, my patience is wearing dangerously thin (today in particular), and I am starting to fell like there's a million things to do /buy to prepare for the babe but NOTHING ever gets done! What do you veteran mamas do for food after you give birth? Bake casseroles to freeze before baby? Eat lots of take out? OMG, I think I feel a fit coming on again...
We have done a variety of things. Some times we have made meals and other times we had friends that did that for us. Stock a lot of snack type things so that you can have something when you nurse. Lots of juices so that you can have drinks and some paper plates (yes not really a green solution but not having to do dishes rocks)
post #57 of 95
Well, DH is officially gone! He won't be back until Tuesday night, late. After he left I had a violent attack of domesticity, and scurried around for an hour making chicken soup, fertilising the garden, burying compost etc. It's worn off now--I'm sitting at the computer eating chocolate Bavarian for breakfast.

Unfortunately some of his 'Don't you dare go into labour while I'm gone!' panic has infected me. I'm a tad nervous!

Also, I noticed last night that I have fat feet! I've always had slightly chubby ankles, so I didn't really notice that they were swollen, but my feet are completely puffy! It's bizarre. Anyone know how one can reduce swelling in feet, short of actually sitting with said feet up all day? I've been doing more painting than usual recently, and napping less during the day; could that be it? I just hope it isn't symptomatic of anything. My blood pressure was up a bit at my last MW appointment. It's been low all through this pregnancy, and it was more or less normal (for a regular person!) last time, so MW wasn't too worried--but I'd hate to think I was developing some nasty complication. :/ We'll see how the appointment goes tomorrow.
post #58 of 95
DH is a pilot and he's finally gone, too. For me it's a relief to have him out of my hair, even for just a few days. He's been home all week driving me nuts, checking the bank/credit card transactions with a fine tooth comb (Babe, what did you spend $97 on at Babies R Us? Babe, what did you buy on babycottonbottoms.com?, etc). This weekend I had to defend my right to a pedicure so aggressively I started to sound like a trial lawyer, LOL. But the biggest expense so far that we bicker over is groceries. I have been a little obsessive about food for the past year, combine that w/ DH being famous for being cheap, er frugal...It's not pretty. Me: I'll be out today b/w 2-4 to get a pedicure w/ MIL. DH: How much does that cost? Me: About $25, plus a tip. DH: Why are you so hell bent on getting a pedicure? Me: Babe, I am eight months pregnant, I have not SEEN my feet, much less been able to tend to them myself for months. They also ache. PLease don't begrudge me this luxury. Never the less, I got my pedicure, but I felt guilty, like I was pulling food out of my babie's mouth. I teach Pilates twice a week so I can afford little luxuries for me and the kids, and to shut DH up about it, but I still feel like garbage everytime he peers over my shoulder and questions every purchase. Sorry for the rant, but I swear, online banking is gonna be the death of me.
post #59 of 95
This takes the cake: DH actually suggested we have the new baby and DD2 share a car seat rather than buy a new one:. Huh? I had to have him repeat that, just to make sure I heard him right. We are not rich, but are certainly NOT poor!
All right, that's it, really. I'm done ranting. I love my husband, I love my husband, I love my husband, I love my husband...
post #60 of 95
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Originally Posted by 1hautemama View Post
This takes the cake: DH actually suggested we have the new baby and DD2 share a car seat rather than buy a new one:.
How on earth would that work!? "Sorry, DD2, you have to stay home; baby's coming with us this time!" Your DH is silly
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