or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Archives › Pregnancy and Birth Archives › Due Date Clubs 2004 - 2008  › October 2008 › Weekly chit chat 2/24-3/1
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Weekly chit chat 2/24-3/1 - Page 3

post #41 of 127
Appt went pretty good. I has an u/s today and I was right on the date with 7 weeks 6 days, putting my due date at the 7th.
post #42 of 127
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jörð View Post
I embellished a few prefolds but decided just to dye the rest. I bought 2 dozen of the snugglebottoms fitteds. They're cheap flannel diapers but for the newborn stage, I think they'll work well. Then 2 dozen preemie prefolds and a few random fitteds. I've got a TON of covers. About 4 PUL, a stretchy pull on wool interlock, a bumpy wool and a ton of wool I've knot myself. I'm working a pattern right now- my own actually. I may sell it even. It's the easiest patter I've ever knit.

So onto smalls! I'm having fun building a little stash.


Oh wow, you've been so productive already! I've been too nauseous to think much about a nb stash. I knit some nb and small wool covers using the warm heart woolies pattern with my last baby, and they turned out really sweet. Oddly enough I ended up not grabbing for the wool much at all, because dd was such a massive, massive pooper. I ended up grabbing for the pul covers that could be tossed in the wash. This time I'll be having at least 10 nb pul covers on hand, lol, as we easily went through 8 a day with dd and I was always wishing I had a few more. I'll probably get some wool too, though, just in case this baby isn't such a pooping machine, lol. I love Loveybums jersey covers for nbs. I haven't decided which fitteds to go with just yet, but I'll probably get a dozen or two of those and round the rest out with yummy pfs.

Have fun with your stash building! Cloth is so much fun!
post #43 of 127
I so want to cloth diaper and I'm in love with so many of the different ones that I don't know which ones to get. I like the AIO diapers, but do they work well for newborns? I guess - which do you guys like the best for newborns? Or should I just get a bunch of chinese prefolds? I wonder if they sell something like a variety pack of a bunch of different brands so I could try them all out before committing.

I ducked into Carter's over the weekend b/c it was in the same plaza as the AC Moore that Chris and I were poking around in, and I fell in love with so many of the little outfits! I can't wait to have loads of them, and have my very own baby to put in them. They had this little green onsie that said 'Sleepyhead' across the front - SO adorable!!!
post #44 of 127
Babycakes- I just used prefolds or flats when DD was really little. I didn't want to spend a ton on pockets or AIO when she would just grow out of them so soon.
post #45 of 127
I've definitely been sick for the past several days. It started last Wednesday, and I thought it was just because I'd overdone it on the exercise, but alas it's hanging around. An informal experiment has revealed that my prenatal vitamin seems to worsen things, so I think I'll start taking it at night. I'm down about 4 lbs since I got pg. NOTHING sounds good and it's a no-win. If I do eat, I feel sicker and if I DON'T eat I feel sicker. I think I may swing by my friend's health food store and pick up some Preggie Pops, even if I do have to tell her. She's about the only friend I have locally that will "get" my homebirth plans anyway.

Emotional stuff--yeah, I've been more weepy than usual. I called DH on his lunch hour crying and asking him to skip his meeting tonight. In my defense, I have two kids here who have been sick with some kind of nasty something all weekend long. And I just finished John Grishams An Innocent Man--that one just brought up a whole range of emotion, but I think it would have even if I wasn't pg.

Cloth diapers--I have a few things that I've purchased on a good deal here and there, before I got pg this time around. I have some Dream-Eze size S fitteds, some Swaddlebee fitteds, a couple of NB and S Bummis wraps (the NBs are sooooo tiny, I can't believe it!), and some Small Fuzzi Bunz that I bought off my sister because they didn't fit her baby. I also have some Re'Uz'Ems, some Biobottoms, and some Nikki Wool that I scored at a garage sale (all for $5). I'm not sure if I'll use any of it. I've since tried wool and I despise it. Sorry, I know many of you love it, but I just can't feel the love.

Quote:
I ducked into Carter's over the weekend b/c it was in the same plaza as the AC Moore that Chris and I were poking around in, and I fell in love with so many of the little outfits! I can't wait to have loads of them, and have my very own baby to put in them. They had this little green onsie that said 'Sleepyhead' across the front - SO adorable!!!
I Carters! It's so cute and it stays looking nice wash after wash. Be warned that it runs a bit on the big side though!
post #46 of 127
MS: okay...it's worse. I think i'm dying...ugh. I was throwing up most of the evening yesterday....and this morning, while i have puked yet, i am definitely nauseated. My head is killing me. My usual tricks for headaches haven't worked..blah. I just want to curl up into a ball and not move. just have to try to get through this...yep i'm at work today. i may have to leave early.

cloth diapers: i've been browsing but haven't bought yet. I def. have the cd bug!!
post #47 of 127
Quote:
Originally Posted by triple07 View Post
Appt went pretty good. I has an u/s today and I was right on the date with 7 weeks 6 days, putting my due date at the 7th.
Yeah!! Glad to hear everything is right on schedule!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by mommysaurus View Post
MS: okay...it's worse. I think i'm dying...ugh. I was throwing up most of the evening yesterday....and this morning, while i have puked yet, i am definitely nauseated. My head is killing me. My usual tricks for headaches haven't worked..blah. I just want to curl up into a ball and not move. just have to try to get through this...yep i'm at work today. i may have to leave early.
Sorry you aren't feeling well!! I'm a migraine sufferer and I got one the other week - WOW! OUCH! And we didn't have any tylenol in the house and we have no 24 hr stores. I just had to suck it up until Dh could get to one after a couple hours. I think curling up in a all and not moving really is your best bet, hope you can get home soon!
post #48 of 127
The ultrasound went GREAT! We got to see our little nugget, finally! We saw a good strong heartbeat, which was amazing, and we actually got a really good view of the umbilical cord, too. We saw the sac outlined and that was pretty cool! We got 2 good pictures to show family and friends! She said the size is right on target and that everything looks perfect! It was such an amazing experience and it's so strange how much more real it feels after seeing the little booger on the screen.

We were also able to really talk about the birth with my midwife, and I am so happy with her it's amazing. In case you don't remember, I was having 2nd thoughts about her b/c she made a comment about how having a birth plan usually leads to a c-section. But, I brought it up with her, and I had misunderstood. She's perfectly fine with me walking during labor if I need to, using a birth ball, moving around, using a jacuzzi, shower, whatever I need -- which is AWESOME to me. I told her about what I wanted after the birth as far as me holding the baby immediately and she said that was fine, that he/she would just have to be dried off first but they could even dry him/her off while I'm starting to nurse or just holding him/her. She was fine with me wanting to refuse the vitamin K shot, hep B shot, the antibiotic eye gel, and the first bath - which were more important to me by a long shot anyway. She calmed my fears about the whole process, really, so now I'm just sort of cruising along I guess!

Besides the NAUSEA today, I'm doing great and I'm so excited! I really can't wait for this weekend to tell our families. It's going to be surreal!
post #49 of 127
Wonderful!!! I'm so glad everything was perfect.


The drying the baby off thing seems strange to me. Some people are really weird about that. They feel like the baby is dangerous if it hasn't been washed or something. As long as it's on your skin and covered, it's fine. I'd demand that baby be place on my chest/stomach and let you do whatever you want to do from there on. I didn't let them touch my last baby. I didn't even bathe him really for weeks after the birth. He smelled so wonderful- I can't even explain it. People would sniff him and then ohhh and ahhh. I loved telling them he smelled like birth canal.

As long as baby is kept warm, there is just no reason to wipe them down roughly like they do. It's totally up to you of course. I just wanted you to know that it's not a must.
post #50 of 127
That's awesome Baby_Cakes!! So glad the visit went well!


I'm having a super emotional day today for some reason. I had some cramping and nausea earlier, but I really feel fine. I'm just reacting really strongly to what seems like crazy hard events. My job is disintegrating into something I'm not interested in; I haven't lost it but I really don't want to continue there with what they are saying it's going to be. So I have to decide whether to try and get another one or go to school full time next term. I had hoped on being able to get financial aid b/c we just did our taxes, but since this is still the 07/08 school year you have to use 06's tax return - NO way I'd get even any loans with that tax return. We used to make a ton of money when we lived in the Bay Area of California, but now we're making less than half that. It's enough to cover our bills, but not if I stopped my part-time job and needed to pay full time tuition.

Then my county's state health plan just made it really hard to cover home birth midwives. They used to have an open card and you could pick whatever care provider you wanted but just switched this Jan to managed care plans. There's still a loop hole that people in other counties have been using all along - you wait until you're in your 3rd trimester and then they'll let you pick whoever you've been seeing all along. But this way you have to pay for your prenatal care up until then by yourself. Luckily I think my Dh will be able to trade construction work with the midwife I just spoke to (a good friend's Mom), but it's still really, really complicated and she's "pretty expensive". I won't find out the details until our interview next week though. And then there's the consideration that if I wait until my 3rd tri to apply - if something happens where I need emergency medical care it could be really tricky making sure it got covered. It's possible it would be, but we also might be left with a huge hospital bill. OR, I could apply for it just in case, cancel it in my 2nd tri, then reapply in my 3rd. This is all just too complicated and too emotional for this pregnant Momma right now!!! : I guess I should just feel lucky there's a way to get anything paid for at all!

Anyways, thanks for listening gals. I nearly broke down into tears on the phone with Dh and he's agreed to come home tonight even though that wasn't the plan. I just really need someone to tell me it's gonna be alright and give me a hug, yk?
post #51 of 127
Quote:
The drying the baby off thing seems strange to me.
yeah I don't get this either...with my first son they took him away and suctioned him and my first look at him was all bundled up, he was a blanket and a face...it was very annoying. My second was placed right on my chest all slippery and wet and smelling beautiful and it was wonderful...we just covered him with the blanket after awhile and left him for about two hours...it was lovely.

my days these days suck...we are down with colds and dh has meetings in the evenings. I am exhausted, I get sick to my stomache in the middle of the night and can't sleep...top that off with a toddler who is waking up cuz he issick and it's no fun....I am so tired...Luckily the boys are sleeping during the day so I can get a nap.

my house is a disaster area cuz i'm too tired to clean and tonight I ordered pizza cuz the thought of dealing with a sad toddler while trying to make dinner was way to much for me to bare.

I am feeling like a failure at mommyhood right now cuz I am letting my kids watch way to many movies cuz I don't the energy to play with them...
post #52 of 127
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jörð View Post
Wonderful!!! I'm so glad everything was perfect.


The drying the baby off thing seems strange to me. Some people are really weird about that. They feel like the baby is dangerous if it hasn't been washed or something. As long as it's on your skin and covered, it's fine. I'd demand that baby be place on my chest/stomach and let you do whatever you want to do from there on. I didn't let them touch my last baby. I didn't even bathe him really for weeks after the birth. He smelled so wonderful- I can't even explain it. People would sniff him and then ohhh and ahhh. I loved telling them he smelled like birth canal.

As long as baby is kept warm, there is just no reason to wipe them down roughly like they do. It's totally up to you of course. I just wanted you to know that it's not a must.
Thanks! I'm glad things went well too!

I'm definitely refusing the 1st bath, but Katie (mw) said that b/c babies lose heat so quickly, they just want them to be dry. Her emphasis was on dry not on clean or anything, and she said they usually put the baby right on mom's belly or chest right away. That was really what I needed to hear. And they do have to take baby to the nursery for vitals, but Dad goes along with them regardless (and I did ask if they could do that in the room, and she said unfortunately no b/c the pediatric equipment is in the nursery).

I hope I don't get a blanket and a face! LOL! Reminds me of soaps when they have a baby and for weeks it's just a blanket, and then all of a sudden he's 5 years old. LOL!

Amber - Hugs mama. I hope you figure out the whole mw situation and I hope your job becomes more tolerable. Are loans for school an option? They stink but it might be worth it.

I was going to start a new career myself until realizing that it's much too selfish for me right now to quit my job and take a huge paycut with this LO on the way. I cried about it b/c I do really dislike my job...but usually things do work out for the best. Try to find the silver lining. It's definitely there, you just need to look hard for it. Feel better!
post #53 of 127
Quote:
Reminds me of soaps when they have a baby and for weeks it's just a blanket, and then all of a sudden he's 5 years old. LOL!
Not to mention, the baby's are always HUGE as "newborns". DH always yells at the TV "Congratulations, it's a healthy six-month old!"

Is anyone else a Lost fan? Aaron (Clare's baby) was born on the Island somewhere towards the end of Season 1 (so roughly 3 weeks, a month in) and they just said at the beginning of Season 4 that they've been on the Island for 90 days. So by my calculation, that baby should be at most, about 10 weeks old? And he seriously looks like a 6-7 monther!
post #54 of 127
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tiger Lily View Post
Not to mention, the baby's are always HUGE as "newborns". DH always yells at the TV "Congratulations, it's a healthy six-month old!"

Is anyone else a Lost fan? Aaron (Clare's baby) was born on the Island somewhere towards the end of Season 1 (so roughly 3 weeks, a month in) and they just said at the beginning of Season 4 that they've been on the Island for 90 days. So by my calculation, that baby should be at most, about 10 weeks old? And he seriously looks like a 6-7 monther!
OMG I'm a huge LOST fan. You have a great point there which I never realized, about him only being 10 weeks old at the most -- but then again it feels like they've been on the island for 6-7 months.

What did you think about Kate having Aaron at the end of the last episode??!! What is going on with them saying there were only 8 survivors?? I'm on the edge of my seat!!!
post #55 of 127
LOST: I watched the first season then got busy with life, but now I"m back! I'm so sucked into this season already...lol! I didn't notice that about Clare's baby...he is huge for a 10 week old.
post #56 of 127
I love lost. I couldn't believe I heard her say Aaron and had to rewind and be sure. WTF?!

I can see the reason for drying a baby totally BabyCakes.IT's good that they're only concerned about dry, not clean. It sucks that they have to take the baby to the nursery. IME, even with Dad going along they keep them there waaaay too long. The dads either feel pressured to leave, get bored with waiting or are reassured they'll bring the baby back when they're done. That can end up being hours. It happened to me when I had my first baby and it was the only traumatic part of her birth. I truly believe it sparked the terrible PPD I developed. Same thing just 2 years ago when my sister had her baby. Nearly 3 hours she waited for them to bring her baby back while she called the nurses every few minutes asking for her. I can't tell you how unnatural it feels to have just given birth and sit there alone waiting.

I'm not trying to scare you. I want you to know how that tends to work so that you can make sure your DH knows too. If he goes and they do a few checks right away, he can bring the baby back to you. If they get there and the pedi isn't right there and ready, I'd have him bring the baby back later. Also know that some hospitals want to keep the baby in there to observe it or warm it for a while and that's unnecessary. The best way to assure you keep the baby with you is to go with it yourself in a wheelchair and tell them you are staying with the baby, period. They won't want you out of bed so they'll get things done quickly. Yes, I've done this all a few times.
post #57 of 127
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baby_Cakes View Post
I so want to cloth diaper and I'm in love with so many of the different ones that I don't know which ones to get. I like the AIO diapers, but do they work well for newborns? I guess - which do you guys like the best for newborns? Or should I just get a bunch of chinese prefolds? I wonder if they sell something like a variety pack of a bunch of different brands so I could try them all out before committing.

I ducked into Carter's over the weekend b/c it was in the same plaza as the AC Moore that Chris and I were poking around in, and I fell in love with so many of the little outfits! I can't wait to have loads of them, and have my very own baby to put in them. They had this little green onsie that said 'Sleepyhead' across the front - SO adorable!!!
LoL I have that onesie. DS grew out of it already though Then we got an orange one that said "Perfect". Ugh, since finding out I was pg with DS I have probably spent about $400 at the Carter's OUTLET!!! Then there was all the clothes we bought elsewhere and the ones we got from babyshower lol!
post #58 of 127
Jord - thanks for the advice. That sort of stuff is good to know, just to be prepared. I won't know how it is until it happens, but hopefully it goes quickly considering we're going to refuse half the stuff Katie said the pediatrician does, like the vitamin K, the bath, the eye goop. Although, getting in a wheelchair and going myself does seem like a great alternative, lol!

AAM - I was incredibly nauseous yesterday and today, but today drinking peppermint tea really did help. I was amazed. Other than that, I feel like I've hit a huge wall as far as my energy goes. I'm seriously contemplating taking a nap in my car on my lunch break.
post #59 of 127
Hey Ladies! I am finally feeling nauseous, something I was wanting for reassurance, but could do with out At least this time if I eat it will go away, never did that with my daughter!

I know you guys were talking about CD's! I have been building up our newborn and small stash for two weeks now! We now have 6 kissaluv 0's, 2 wool covers, a little beetle wool cover, 6 dyed prefolds, 2 bummis covers, 1 small dream exe and then 4 wahm diapers! It really looks like NOTHING, so I am glad to be getting started earlier as we are going to need a ton!
post #60 of 127
Ugh, I feel like caca today. Unfortunately, Wed are a really busy day for me. I had 2 clients early (5:30-7:30am) and then 2 classes back to back (8:30-10:30), another at noon, and one more at 7pm. I'm so exhausted. I'm finding that I feel terrible when I start teaching and then feel better and more energetic about halfway through and then it's only downhill from there. So, I'm trying to eat some mac n cheese right now to help with the nausea and then I'm going to pass out until I have to leave for my 7pm class.

I finally told 2 of my directors at a couple fitness centers where I teach that I'm pg and might need some help covering classes with this m/s. They were both very understanding and said just to take it day by day and call them when I couldn't make it to a class and they'd take care of it. I'm so glad they were so helpful and flexible. It eases my mind so much.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: October 2008
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Archives › Pregnancy and Birth Archives › Due Date Clubs 2004 - 2008  › October 2008 › Weekly chit chat 2/24-3/1