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post #21 of 41
I've gotta send hubby out to run some errands today so I'll have him hunt down some of the other suggestions (nettle tea/alfalfa etc) thanks mamas. And I'll try adding spinach to a smoothy - never would have thought of that!

My home visit is wednesday and she'll be drawing blood then so I have to get my numbers up at least a little by then to "show improvement" She gave me a thing to order some sort of herbal concoction off-line that she recomends to all of her mamas, especially anemic ones, that supposedly helps with hemorage and general bleeding after the birth - well stupid me forgot all about it and I was supposed to strat taking it last week. So, it's on order now but not sure how long it'll take to get here. Hopefully soon.

The frustrating thing for me is that I've been anemic my whole life. Always. It's just normal for me. I function fine. And I dont tolorate supplements well. I really can't see how for me especially, being anemic should risk me out of my hb. I've had a beautiful pregnancy. Measuring right on, minimal weight gain, low/normal bp. Baby has looked great on the ultra sounds etc. No GD, GB-, This is my ONLY issue. It's just so frustrating.

I LOVE my mw. She's so easy going and just a really great person (She has 9 kids of her own and like 17 grandkids!!) and I know that she's really worried about my potential blood loss and thats why she's making a big deal aobut it, but it's still frustrating...

Anyway, thanks for the suggestions and the support guys, I really appreciate it. (Noone IRL quite understands what I'm going through...)
post #22 of 41
Had my 34 week appointment yesterday!

I saw for the first time the midwife that is going away in July and I absolutely loved her! Now I wish that I'll deliver in June or August

They are fine with my doing oral vitamin K instead of injected and when I told her about my discussion with the other midwife last time about how *I* would not consent to transport for a breech, she didn't even really bat an eye. I told her I would not be going for a c-section and she told me even if I did decide to transport that they can't force me and would have to just deliver me breech And since I have a "proven pelvis" it's no big deal anyways.

Then she gave me some medical professional website and a few other links because she thought I would enjoy them! I it!

And I'm stoaked because I just found the pool I wanted to use as a birth pool is on for $19 instead of $34! Now I just hope they don't sell out before I get there. We live outside of town (~25 mins) and are considered rural. So with gas prices we try and limit our drives in. But I may just have to convince hubby that we need to do our grocery shop tonite instead of tomorrow (which would make more sense anyways )
post #23 of 41
We've had a really rough week so I haven't managed to post much. Dh had some issues at work and we made two trips to the city we're supposed to be moving to and had no success finding a place to rent. We had planned to have a place secured last weekend and to move at the end of the month. But here we are with nothing rented and our list of potential places is down to 2! We're trying to stay optimistic but I'm getting worried that we'll have to put the move off until after the baby arrives - just the thought of that makes me feel like I can't breathe.

The good news is I got my diapers and slings in the mail! Yay. I can't wait to start using them. I'll probably get to the washing this week.

I also had a mw appt this week where everything still looks good. Still measuring small but with the same steady growth curve as I had with ds (who was over 8 lbs) so my midwives are not worried at all. I'm really glad to be using the same midwives as last time because they know my history first hand and so they are a lot more relaxed about everything.

I had my first baby dream this week. I dreamt I had a baby girl at 37 weeks. The labor was super fast and the baby had some breathing issues and needed some resucitation which was a bit scary but came out ok. The worst part of the dream was that the midwives called in some of the other very influential, active midwives in the community and they gave us heck for not being more prepared! I guess I have some subconscious fears about going early and not being ready!!

I hope all you mamas who feel tired and done with pregnancy get some rest and extra loving this week. We don't have long to go now.
post #24 of 41
I'm swollen and cranky and can't keep up with the house or the kids. Everyday feels like it lasts forever. I'm sick to my stomach all of the time and have had a UTI for the last month. So, I'm a joy to be around

Floradix has pills too if the liquid makes you queasy. I have had luck with those in the past. I've always been very anemic but this time I've been drinking nettle and alfalfa (and other herbs) teas. It has helped alot.

You're all in my thoughts and prayers!
post #25 of 41
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More MIL drama update!

so, we just finished our home visit about an hour or two ago.

Overall it went well. My midwife brought along her assistant (who I'd met once before) and the 2nd midwife who will also be there. I really liked the other mw, shes sorta in yer face with info but totally not in a bad way, if that makes sense. Shes very much into homeopathy and suggested a few changes in my daily "vitamin" routine, based on just a couple questions she asked me, so I'm taking something else for my sore bottom now and hope it works soon!

I had invited my MIL to the visit, so she could ask more questions if she had them, and also to meet the other midwife because I'd been told this lady was no nonsense and would totally put her in her place if she tried any scare tactics and such, which is exactly what happened! I was also surprised by my FIL showing up, I hadn't invited him, nor had I expected that he would be there, but he was, and he was very un-supportive at one point he was glaring at my mw So that caused some tension in the Q&A session.

Oh and i was "banned" to the living room so the "adults" could talk. I felt like I was being treated like a little kid basically my MIL didn't wanna question my mw in front of me and stress me out, is how it was explained to me, but being told to go away, in my own house stressed me and pissed me off more. : Even though I could hear everything from the other room, and nothing was asked that I hadn't expected or heard before, I was still pissed off. SO I busied myself with a gauge swatch for knitting a soaker

I'm pretty proud of my DH for telling his parents that they were welcome to attend the birth but that if they were going to be un-supportive then they should just stay home and once I'm in labor any fear or scare tactics such as (omg what if baby doesnt breath right away!) should be checked at the door. and if they couldn't agree with that, then we'd be happy to call them after baby comes. I've never seen my DH stand up to his parents like that, so I was pretty impressed.

I'm starting to feel like maybe it was a mistake to try and include my IL's in the birthing time, and we should perhaps just call them after. They live 5 min away, so its not like they would be making a long trip for nothing if we decided to kick them out.

anyway, I'm feeling stressed now... :
post #26 of 41
DawnaRose:I know that you've given your MIL a lot of time and opportunities to understand what you're doing....it sounds like she's just not ever going to get there! I think I'd go with calling after the delivery...or like you said, having them leave b/c they don't live too far away. You're a darn good person, I don't think I'd give my MIL that many chances!!!

As for me:

It's so freaking hot here!!!! It's been 90's with 70-80% humidity for the last 4days.....totally nuts!!! We've got a pond out back that we've been frequenting, and then I just set up a fishy pool in the yard...it was one I was thinking about setting up for the HB...glad I changed my mind because it's huge!!!! I'm sure we'll still have it set up outside, though. I was wondering if there were any negatives to getting into a cool tub during labor?? I just can't see myself getting into a warm tub if it's already 80 or more degrees. Not to mention that this and last pregnancy, just taking a shower totally wipes me out....I think it's the slight raise in body temp. I mean, I have to lay down after a shower because it makes me so tired!!! Not a good place to put myself during labor, I think!!

So anyway, I've been ballooning in the heat!! I took my wedding ring off a few days ago, and my feet are puffy. I check my BP @ work and it's the same, so I'm not worried. Even if I wasn't pregnant, I'd have some foot and hand swelling I'm sure. I just can't get over the weather here!! It's supposed to break tomorrow or the next day, and then we'll have lots of rain (and we need it!!!!)

Can't believe how close we're getting!! DH says he thinks it'll be 2 weeks tops...I say it better not be, I don't feel that prepared!!! For me, I'd rather go to or even a little after my due date ( i say that now ). I'd be caught way off guard if this LO were to come early!!

I can't believe this thread goes to the 12th!!! Someone will have a baby by then, I just know it!!!
post #27 of 41
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Originally Posted by Linzie2 View Post

It's so freaking hot here!!!! It's been 90's with 70-80% humidity for the last 4days.....totally nuts!!! [...] I was wondering if there were any negatives to getting into a cool tub during labor??

I'm in the same boat here - the heat has been killer lately. DH finally brought in some a/c units for our bedroom and one for my sewing room last night. I'm hoping that will help somewhat, but it's still very limiting in where I can be in the house. He was suggesting putting the second one in the kitchen --I understand the thinking because I'm not cooking in this heat, but there is no where to sit and be comfortable there, so no way. Of course, my sewing room isn't all that 'comfortable', but I spend more time there than the kitchen.

As for the cool pool during labor, I was thinking the same thing yesterday as I got in our neighbors pool. Oh it was a nice break from the 100-degree weather. I can see in labor it being fine, but for the birth you'll want the water warm for the baby coming out, I believe.

DH and I are now talking logistics of labor and birth. He seemed surprised that I would probably expect him to come home with very short notice if I go in labor while he's at work. But, he's got an hour long commute and my last labor wasn't very long for a first time (maybe about 8 hours - but the biggest thing was going from finally getting to 6cm to delivering within 10-15 minutes). We're also finally talking about him taking time off afterwards, yay! I was expecting him to, but still didn't know what his plans were - though he is thinking at least 2 weeks too.
post #28 of 41
It's been busy and semi-hectic here the last week or so. My in-laws FINALLY! moved out of the apartment, yay! But they and their 3 cats left us a horrible flea infestation. So after vacuuming and flea shampooing the cat with no results, we bombed the house with nasty chemicals to kill the little bugger. Also to no avail, but now at least every dish, pan, and utensil in my house, all floors and walls, and all clothes and linens in my house have been thoroughly scrubbed. We got some diatomaceous earth that we've put down all over which actually is killing the fleas. Our wood floors look like crap and we're wearing shoes in the house, but as long as it is killing the fleas, I will endure it. lol

I'm really glad my IL's have moved, I was totally not looking forward to them being in town when I go in to labor. MIL is totally not supportive of ANY of our parenting choices, etc- but wanted to be at the births of my other 2 dds. Luckily she lived far enough away it was never an issue, but I was worried this time around since they were living with us that they'd expect to be invited to the birth. Um.. no. So that's a huge relief.

Dh got offered a job teaching at dd's Waldorf school, it will be 4th grade in the Fall. It will be nice to have a good, steady source of income since we've both been out of work for several months, and dh has been hating the temp. job he took since our savings ran out last month. He will have to go to NY state for a 1 week training course the last week of June, so I am hoping babe will stay put til he's home!

2 friends from dd's school have offered to throw me a shower, it will be the 25th- I'm excited because I've never had or even been to a baby shower before. We worked on the guest list yesterday, and then I woke up this morning at like 4:30am and realized I forgot 2 people. lol. I am such a nut sometimes.

This is the last week of school for the girls, dd1's kindergarten graduation is on Friday! I am a little freaked out that she's getting so big. I am really excited for her though, she is so looking forward to becoming a 'grader' lol

I am really really really ready to be done being pregnant. It's been in the mid 90's here, with really high humidity, so between the heat, my SPD, and just feeling huge and hormonal, I am so over being preggers. DD2 was pushing down on the top of my belly yesteday and saying 'come out, baby!" it was really cute, and I totally agree with her. Come out, baby! Mama is ready to hold you and snuggle!
post #29 of 41
36 weeks today, I can't believe it.
I'm not ready yet. I'm glad I have a month or so left.
Going to mw today for a checkup and GBS test.
I've been taking vit. C, and echinacea, and probiotics, so I hope it's neg!
The reason I decided to take the test is that if I don't take it they might have to assume I have it under certain circumstances and push antibiotics, which I really don't want.

I get so exhausted in the afternoons. After about 2pm all I can do it lay on the couch!
Tell me I'm not alone in this. Sometimes I wonder if something is wrong with me, and then I remember, no I'm 9 months pg, this is normal! (am I right?)

Lorette
post #30 of 41
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Originally Posted by Lorette View Post
36 weeks today, I can't believe it.
I'm not ready yet. I'm glad I have a month or so left.
Going to mw today for a checkup and GBS test.
I've been taking vit. C, and echinacea, and probiotics, so I hope it's neg!
The reason I decided to take the test is that if I don't take it they might have to assume I have it under certain circumstances and push antibiotics, which I really don't want.

I get so exhausted in the afternoons. After about 2pm all I can do it lay on the couch!
Tell me I'm not alone in this. Sometimes I wonder if something is wrong with me, and then I remember, no I'm 9 months pg, this is normal! (am I right?)

Lorette
Oh you are so not alone!!! 2pm is like the magic hour around here. I don't even need to look at the clock to know its naptime!!!
post #31 of 41
I am exactly 35 weeks today... Due July 15th, and I can't WAIT for it to be over.

I thought that I had this pregnancy pretty easy. I never had morning sickness, and the only real noticable symptoms that I had was an increase in appatite and loss of energy. Then he started dropping. As soon as he flipped down I started getting terrible aches and pains in my hips/pelvis. I'm starting to get so big that standing up and getting out of bed is a real challenge. I'm peeing more than ever.
I'll use a statment that recovering addicts use... I'm just sick and tired of feeling sick and tired! Really!

I know that I can't really complain about any of this, but I'm just so ready to meet my son! As soon as our house is in order (hopefully the next week or so), I know that I'm going to completely lose patience.

Judging by other comments in this thread, I'm not the only one who feels this way. It's good to know that I'm not alone on this one!
post #32 of 41
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Oh you are so not alone!!! 2pm is like the magic hour around here. I don't even need to look at the clock to know its naptime!!!
You both are NOT alone! No matter what I've actually done on any given day, after 2pm I'm ready to pack it in!
post #33 of 41
34 weeks today!!

last midwife appointment was this Saturday.
I measured 27cm, and was 147lbs (althoguh I weighed myself at home).
blood pressure was still supah low at 103/79. I did drop a bit of protien. But have to admit to not eating well or enough the days before my appt either.
Heartbeat was steady.
Sex is still a surprise

i'm feelign like I myself am teeny and the baby is HUGE. I can;t lean foreard 2 inches -I ahve to be stock straight or leaning back to breather right. And I actually ahve a very long torso.
I can only eat tiny bits at a time. (like 1 measly taco for dinner and then anotehr taco 2hrs later)
It's strange. I have 6-7 weeks left to go. But the way my body feels it;s likee I'm gonan burst any second. Meanwhile I am wayyyy smaller this time around then i was with the girls.

Big step in the overall nesting of my house! I'm going to IKEA on Thursday!! WOOT!! getting a bookcase, new dining chairs, a dresser and baskets.
Maybe a few baby things if the price is right

Found out someone is going to throw me a shower! Sooo excited. I wasn;t expecting it since this is our 3rd (although we didn't have anything for this baby at all since I had given everything away to friends.) it;s going to be on July 12th - right before I pop!

ON June 21st I'm goign to go down to the coast to pick up my mom and my baby brother (he just turned 10). Mom is goign to be my labor coach / gopher. And they are staying with us untill the end of August
post #34 of 41
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Oh you are so not alone!!! 2pm is like the magic hour around here. I don't even need to look at the clock to know its naptime!!!
Amen!!

actually I'm happy to make it till 2
But there is definatly *nothing* goign on here after that!
post #35 of 41
36 weeks 4 days here. Had an appt. today...I measured 36 weeks, baby is LOW! I actually LOST 1 1/2lbs. BUT my last appt. when I got weighed 2 weeks ago was in the afternoon and this one was first thing in the morning..so I am sure that had something to do with it. I am always a few lbs. heavier at the end of the day.

My water birth pool will be here on Friday! YAY! Don't know if I'll get to use it but it's nice to know I have the option.

Well, I have to go, gave the girls a popsicle so I could get on here but they didn't last very long!!
post #36 of 41
I ordered my placenta encapsulating kit today, yay! I got it here if anyone is interested:
http://placentabenefits.info/

I plan eat a chunk of it raw in a smoothie right away (as soon as I get home, anyway) and dry the rest.

I also got an appointment to check the car seat--everything is almost ready, just a few things left to do!!
post #37 of 41
36 weeks and 2 days today - can't believe I'm almost term now! I swear, it felt like it would take forever to get to this point...

Haven't been sleeping well at all, getting up every hour to pee and then just can't get comfortable. I've been keeping poor DH up at night tossing and turning, eventually I just get up around 4 and have first breakfast :-) and play on the computer.

So far today I got our closet cleaned out (and it really needed it) bathroom is cleaned(except for the shower, I'll do that tomorrow) and floors have been vacuumed twice (due to me trying to get rid of the fleas). I am so ready to be done being pregnant it's not even funny. The upside is that my house has never been cleaner!

MIL found a free dresser on the side of the road that is the same vintage white and look of our crib and rocker so now I just have to make a changing pad for the top of it - probably do that tomorrow. I have all of Riley's cloth diapers in it now and can't wait for her to come so I can start playing "dressup" with her!

Is there a nursery pics thread? We should start one... I get a kick out of seeing what other's nurseries look like.
post #38 of 41
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Originally Posted by firespiritmelody View Post
She gave me a thing to order some sort of herbal concoction off-line that she recomends to all of her mamas, especially anemic ones, that supposedly helps with hemorage and general bleeding after the birth - well stupid me forgot all about it and I was supposed to strat taking it last week. So, it's on order now but not sure how long it'll take to get here. Hopefully soon.
May I ask what the herbal concoction is, and a link if possible?
post #39 of 41
I had my 33 week appointment today, and good news! Baby is head down!!!!!!

This is very exciting for me, as my first pregnancy was breech the entire time and resulted in me not having the natural birth that I wanted...and this baby was also breech until this week...so yay! Of course, baby can still move, but at least there is good reason to be hopeful!
post #40 of 41
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I had my 33 week appointment today, and good news! Baby is head down!!!!!!

This is very exciting for me, as my first pregnancy was breech the entire time and resulted in me not having the natural birth that I wanted...and this baby was also breech until this week...so yay! Of course, baby can still move, but at least there is good reason to be hopeful!
Congratulations, that's great news!:
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