or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Archives › Pregnancy and Birth Archives › Due Date Clubs 2004 - 2008  › October 2008 › Weekly Chit Chat 3/23 - 3/29
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Weekly Chit Chat 3/23 - 3/29 - Page 3

post #41 of 120
I haven't measured it but I think my band is about a foot tall, maybe less. And the fabric is a lycra mix so it's very stretchy. (And the bottom hem is wider than the top hem.) I like how I can fold it over or not depending on how I'm feeling.
post #42 of 120
I got one but I don't like it at all. I'm hanging onto it though because most of my friends use them most when they're nursing to cover their bellies.
post #43 of 120
Quote:
Originally Posted by birthdancedoula View Post
Carrie~ Happy B-day, mama!! It sounds like you have a wonderful time! What vegan restaurant did you go to? I've been to a few in NYC...such amazing food! My fav veg restaurant though is in San Fran...the Millenium. Dh and I went there on our honeymoon. It was so awesome to be able to eat anything from the menu and not worry about it!:
Thanks!! We went to Candle 79, it is a GREAT upscale place in the upper east side (79th and Lexington). I got the most amazing paella with seitan sausage, and then a brownie sundae for dessert. So good. I love food.

OMG Millenium is definitely AMAZING! We went there last July. Even the appetizers were orgasmic...

Stephanie - the material is very spandexy, with a wider band that is tighter at the bottom. It's not really cottony at all - it's kinda shiny really.
post #44 of 120
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by neveryoumindthere View Post
I gave in and went to the maternity shop today. Bought a dress and a pair of black dress pants. I will say I was in the Guess store first,tried on 2 dresses i Loved but had a reality check that they are cute *now* but won't be in a couple months.lol so I put them back and headed to the maternity store.

We just got back from an awesome family trip. Took the kids to the science center/museum and to an indoor amusement park. We had loads of fun, though the nausea being gone would have been that much nicer.

Anyone else getting dizzy/lightheaded/feeling faint? This has been going on for weeks. My mw appointment is tomorrow. She thinks it's a combo of me not eating enough all day to keep my blood sugar stable (I am) and my low blood pressure. But I keep feeling like it could be something else? Any ideas?
It's to the point I need to sit down because I feel I'll faint/fall.
Shopping is always my best friend lol.

And the dizziness I get a lot too. I don't know for sure what it is. I have always had low blood sugar though, so I have gotten this feeling A LOT when I do sudden things (change positions fast etc) and it very well could be low blood pressure too. Good luck and I hope it gets better for you
post #45 of 120
Quote:
Originally Posted by ~Stephanie~ View Post
I'm thinking of making some bella bands for myself. How "tall" are they? Are they really spandex-y or do they feel like stretchy cotton? I have never seen one IRL. If someone has a size 2, could you measure it for me please?

I would really like to have one, but don't have $30 to spend on it. Hopefully I can figure out how to sew one that works!
Hey Stephanie -
I am (was?)a 2, so I can measure my band for you when I get home tonight (if I don't fall asleep right away!). They are definitely spandexy.

I thought I'd share these links with you, as they may prove helpful when you make yours:
http://www.littlerinch.com/?p=33 This is a DIY for making a Bella Band from some really tight stretchy t-shirts. I personally don't have any t-shirts that would work for that, but I do have some tight and stretchy camis and tanks. I might try this out myself.

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=641785 Here's a thread from mothering.com where there is a bit of discussion about homemade Bella Bands.

Good luck! Let us know how it turns out.
post #46 of 120
I'm sorry to be such a downer but I'm in a really bad mood today and need to vent and have no one to talk to

So, today was supposed to be my midwife appt...so I tell dh I want to sleep early since I have to wake up so early to drive him to his carpool meeting place so I can get the car ...so I head to bed early, but NOOOOOOOOOOOO dh wants to talk and be silly for about an hour, talking nonsense, cracking jokes, and I'm repeatedly telling him I want to sleep, please stop talking etc etc..so I sleep more than an hour later than I wanted to...
THEN I have to wake up at 7:30am to get myself and the kids ready while he gets ready for work (it's FREEZING cold out btw--i HATE cold and even more I HATE cold mornings when I need to be out and I"m dead tired), get them in the car, no one's had breakfast because I literally put on jackets while they were still sleeping..so whatever we drop him off by 8:30am and head back home so we can eat/get dressed for the appointment.
The entire time we are driving I'm having running thoughts in my head like I'm so depressed, I'm so pissed off, why the hell didn't he leave me alone last night so i can get some sleep, no one even cares that I'm growing this baby and dead tired and having other health issues on top of it all, I have no help, the 2 babysitters I actually trusted are busy with school/work etc., can't ask my parents, my inlaws are willing but not able (ride issues), i'm so angry, i need to be on antidepressants, *he* should be on antidepressants, then on top of that I feel guilty because he's totally not being a jerk, he helps with the kids etc. i'm just ticked that I live in timbucktoo with no car and no access to a babysitter (trust me i've tried, no one wants to drive all the way out here).

so anyway, we get home and I check the phone and there is a message from the receptionist that my appointment is CANCELLED for today!!!
edited to add, this wouldnt be such a HUGE deal except for the fact that I showed antibodies to the baby in my bloodwork at the last appointment and my midwife told me it's extremely importnat that I have my appointment exactly 1 month to the day of my last appt to check the antibody levels again. so ya i'm worried and have been anticipating this appt so I can find out what the hell is going on and now I have to do all this again tomorrow morning because of hte car issue. where is that bang ur head on the wall smiley anyway!?!?
:
i feel a little better after venting. i'll shut up now
post #47 of 120
^I'm so sorry. I would be angry too. (Hope this helps.)
post #48 of 120
that just sucks
post #49 of 120
Thread Starter 
Oh mama, I am so sorry. I would be peeved too. I hope that everything goes well... eventually it will, too.
post #50 of 120
Hi all, 10 weeks tomorrow. I can't wait for the 2nd trimester either!!!!!!

I found out yesterday for sure my husband won't go for an HB so I am "stuck" at our local birthing center. PRetty bummed about that. It was a great place when ds was born, now it has new backing docs and it's more strict and medicalized....scares me a little.
post #51 of 120
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyneburh View Post
Neveryoumind, I'd be furious too!

Hmm... I'm hitting the light headedness/dizziness/vision going briefly when I stand up too. I'm focusing on water, salt intake (yeah for easter eggs!), protein and picking up floradix this evening. So far today it's been working. I think it's low BP and I remember getting the same in prior pregnancies.

Those bella bands sound great everybody! How do you think they'd work on helping to hold in a post partum belly?
I couldn't use them post partum at all. They are a little big but super stretchy so it didn't really hold much in at all...
post #52 of 120
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by thefragile7393 View Post
Hi all, 10 weeks tomorrow. I can't wait for the 2nd trimester either!!!!!!

I found out yesterday for sure my husband won't go for an HB so I am "stuck" at our local birthing center. PRetty bummed about that. It was a great place when ds was born, now it has new backing docs and it's more strict and medicalized....scares me a little.
I saw with your 1st you had a waterbirth... are you going for the same this time? Im sorry your DH isn't up for a HB. And I had no idea docs were caregivers at birth centers... weird.
post #53 of 120
Quote:
Originally Posted by triple07 View Post
I saw with your 1st you had a waterbirth... are you going for the same this time? Im sorry your DH isn't up for a HB. And I had no idea docs were caregivers at birth centers... weird.
My lovely waterbirth was at the same birth center and I hope for the same this time, provided it's not in use when I get there.

My husband loves anything and everything covered by insurance ::: the irritating thing is that there IS a homebirth CNM here in town where a lot of things would be covered or mostly covered by insurance and we'd have a reimbursement from the insurance company....but she's having a medical procedure done around my due date time and her back up is getting married : He WOULD have been OK with that!

The backing docs are the ones who call the shots....since they have new backing docs they have new protocols to follow....mandatory induction at 41 wks for instance. The docs aren't there physically but because of who backs them they are forced to do more things then what is considered normal for midwifery. The midwife who saw me yesterday expressed her frustration with the situation. I'm just hoping everything stays okay so they don't whisk me off to the hospital. With ds, he was a "week early" and I got to the center at 9 cm and everything went great. I'm just...worried things won't go the same way this time....needlessly probably, but I just don't know.
post #54 of 120
Nevermindthere, I'd be totally peeved too! Vent away!

AAM, today has been surprisingly good! I didn't feel good at all yesterday but I've felt almost normal today! What a nice change! I'm 10w4d so maybe the m/s is starting to wind down and my bad days will be fewer?
post #55 of 120
neveryoumindthere - Wow! That really sucks! I'm sorry you had such a lousy start to your morning. I hope you were all able to have a nap and start fresh. And I hope tomorrow goes more smoothly for you.

thefragile7393 - Mandatory induction at 41 wks!?!?!? That is a terrible protocol! Hopefully this baby will decide to come a week early too. Or maybe you can fudge your date a little. Ugh! Too bad the homebirth CNM won't be available.

I had my NT US today. I got to see my beautiful baby dancing and bouncing. It was a great morale booster. I can't feel it yet, but it's doing everything it should.
post #56 of 120
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by thefragile7393 View Post
The backing docs are the ones who call the shots....since they have new backing docs they have new protocols to follow....mandatory induction at 41 wks for instance. The docs aren't there physically but because of who backs them they are forced to do more things then what is considered normal for midwifery. The midwife who saw me yesterday expressed her frustration with the situation.
Wow that is rediculous! And induction at 41 weeks!? I though most ppl would "let you" go to 42 weeks! If I go past my date I swear I am just gonna have a UC cuz I am not gonna be induced. I have heard horror stories about how painful it can be! Good luck and I hope the center is still wonderful for you!
post #57 of 120
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyneburh View Post
Neveryoumind, I'd be furious too!

Hmm... I'm hitting the light headedness/dizziness/vision going briefly when I stand up too. I'm focusing on water, salt intake (yeah for easter eggs!), protein and picking up floradix this evening. So far today it's been working. I think it's low BP and I remember getting the same in prior pregnancies.

Those bella bands sound great everybody! How do you think they'd work on helping to hold in a post partum belly?
I plan on buying a taut for after the baby. I've heard that type of belly binding helps put all your organs back in place. And you only do it for about 40 days so you don't lose muscle tone. The one I'm looking at is here: http://www.babooshbaby.com/
post #58 of 120
Quote:
Originally Posted by ~Stephanie~ View Post
I'm thinking of making some bella bands for myself. How "tall" are they? Are they really spandex-y or do they feel like stretchy cotton? I have never seen one IRL. If someone has a size 2, could you measure it for me please?

I would really like to have one, but don't have $30 to spend on it. Hopefully I can figure out how to sew one that works!
Here are the measurements of my Bella Band. It's a Size One, which is intended for pre-pregnancy sizes 0-6/8, if I remember correctly.

Height: 11 1/4"
Width: 13 1/4" (lying flat) 27" (all the way around)
Hem 1: 1 1/2"
Hem 2: 1/2" (one of my bands uses lace here and it's really cute)

Fabric is 84% Nylon and 16% Spandex

Hope that's helpful information!
post #59 of 120
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Down2Earth View Post
I plan on buying a taut for after the baby. I've heard that type of belly binding helps put all your organs back in place. And you only do it for about 40 days so you don't lose muscle tone. The one I'm looking at is here: http://www.babooshbaby.com/
That sounds awesome but starting at $56... I think I'd rather buy a girdle for like $20
post #60 of 120
Oh btw, mine is a bump hugger. They come in two sizes.
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 3/23 - 3/29