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34 1/2 weeks, first sneeze induced pee leak. Sigh. Alas...
Aw, well, it sucks, but it could be worse! I've had those happening for a while now.

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Any other (currently non bfing moms) getting milk yet? Ive been noticing if I giive a little squeeze I get milky stuff now.
Yep! Been leaking colostrum and/or milk for a while now. I'm so happy!
post #42 of 107
Oh Carrie, rough days! So sorry you're hitting the miserable time. "14 days of work left" sounds like a good mantra! Take each day one at a time and think about how awesome you'll feel when you walk out on that last day!
post #43 of 107
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AAM - I. am. so. done. This day alone is torturing me. My feet and hands are so swollen, and I don't feel like working anymore. I'm so tired, I look like crap, I just want to have this baby and be done! ARGH! And, can I just rant for a minute that I'm tired of people saying, "DAMN GIRL, YOU GOT BIG!" every time I talk into our small cafeteria. How can they even think I want to hear that? Last night my FIL said, "Carrie, you look different today, yesterday you didn't look so...huge." I said, "Thanks, and BTW, that's exactly what every pregnant woman wants to hear." Everybody laughed at him, so I felt better. He felt like poo!
The other day I heard someone else on this board saying a similar comment hurt her feelings. If it makes you feel better, I really don't think that it is anyone's intention to make you feel bad. I think, if anything beyond just a thoughtless comment, it's meant as a compliment in the sense that the person making the comment is trying to say you are growing a healthy baby. I've had it said to me A LOT - I've also had the "twins comment" more than once. I just try to remember that it is just some people's way of (not very gracefully) sharing in my joy. I don't think people think of pregnancy growth as a traditional type of weight gain. I hope that perspective helps you feel better.
post #44 of 107
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Originally Posted by TaraRae82 View Post
My crib is here!!! YAY! Fed Ex just delivered! I saw the truck pull in the driveway and went to the front door and unlocked it so he could bring the box in. He got out of the truck and set the large, heavy box against the house by my garage and drove off! WTF?! Fed Ex is worthless! How the hell am I supposed to get that in the house?! I managed to get it in the garage at least so it's not sitting outside. Sheesh. It's 77lbs and all in 1 very large box. I completely disappear standing behind it. *sigh* At least DH will be home tonight so we can get it in and put together. I'm tempted to call my bro when he gets home from school (15 years old) and see if he can come help me get it inside. Anyway, I'm so excited it's here! Now the nursery will actually look like a nursery!
Oh how sucky! I'd be quite annoyed. I have had lots of problems with Fedex lately.

With ds I was so excited for the furniture to arrive. The crib came while I was at work.. got home and dh had it all put together and in his room! With the dresser and changer the DHL guy brought it in the house, 'cause there was no way I could've done it, pregnant or not, that sucker was heavy and in such a huge box! But I was so excited I opened it and brought it up to his room in pieces so I could put it together It took a long time and I was sweating by the time I was done!
post #45 of 107
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Originally Posted by sarah.astrid View Post
The other day I heard someone else on this board saying a similar comment hurt her feelings. If it makes you feel better, I really don't think that it is anyone's intention to make you feel bad. I think, if anything beyond just a thoughtless comment, it's meant as a compliment in the sense that the person making the comment is trying to say you are growing a healthy baby. I've had it said to me A LOT - I've also had the "twins comment" more than once. I just try to remember that it is just some people's way of (not very gracefully) sharing in my joy. I don't think people think of pregnancy growth as a traditional type of weight gain. I hope that perspective helps you feel better.
It does help, and I know that they're not saying it to be rude. I know it's just their way of recognizing the fact that my belly is, indeed, getting bigger! I think it's just when it is said in addition to my already feeling like an elephant, it's like, enough already. B/c I know that in the beginning when I was first starting to show and people made such comments, I would glow and rub my belly and say, "Really? You think so?" all excited. Now I'm just like, "No kidding." I guess it is all perspective.

I do feel better now that I'm home. DH got a lot of work done on the house today, so we are a little bit closer to being able to pick up the crib and changing table, and finally start putting baby's room together. I think once I can start nesting I'll feel much better about this whole situation! Right now I'm just so stuck in limbo that I'm feeling a bit depressed, I suppose.

And none of my clothes fit right, which makes me crabby. :
post #46 of 107
Thread Starter 
Carrie -

Today I went to a baby shower for a friend and a couple people there were like, 'You look so...healthy.' So I'm like, is that a nice way to say I'm a little on the chunky side????

I guess when things are changing people feel the need to recognize that change no matter how lame-o they sound.
post #47 of 107
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Originally Posted by lee1203 View Post
Wait a minute. You're due 4 days after me (10/09 here) and according to my handy-dandy internet calendar I'm 33+4. So how are you only 32? I'm guessing you meant 33? :

Either which way, glad you're enjoying your mom's visit.

Crap, now I have to go count again! :


Oh, yeah, you're right! I AM 33 weeks this week! Oh this mommy brain is driving me crazy, how could I have lost an entire week?
post #48 of 107
just have to share (again) b/c i find this fascinating:

http://www.visembryo.com/baby/36_weeks.html

(they dont do 35 weeks..only 34 then 36)

baby has his leg up in my ribs or something. it hurts!!!!!!!!!
post #49 of 107
I can't believe this belly. It's dangerous! It's exactly the same height as my 5 yo's head and I keep bumping into him and knocking his head forward! I just about gave the poor kid whiplash when I walked into him earlier!

I bought a ton of baby clothes today. Carter's has these adorable little furry jumpers that have a hood with ears and pawprints on the bottoms of the feet. I bought one in pink. It will be her Halloween costume. I also bought a cute little pink and brown jumper dress and then my mom bought her a few things. Then we went to Wal-Mart and they had a bunch of their Carters' line sunsuits marked down to $2.00/each so I bought 4 in 6/9 months for next summer.
post #50 of 107
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I can't believe this belly. It's dangerous! It's exactly the same height as my 5 yo's head and I keep bumping into him and knocking his head forward! I just about gave the poor kid whiplash when I walked into him earlier!
I think my dd's head is more dangerous to my belly than my belly is to her. She has been charging me full speed and just jumping into me head first!
post #51 of 107
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Originally Posted by heidirk View Post
Crap, now I have to go count again! :

Oh, yeah, you're right! I AM 33 weeks this week! Oh this mommy brain is driving me crazy, how could I have lost an entire week?
LOL! No offense, but I'm glad it was you that was off, and not me, 'cause going backwards a week at this point would have SUCKED!

With regards to the belly, I keep forgetting that I can no longer turn sideways in order to squish through tight spaces. Makes me feel real bright when I whack myself into something.
post #52 of 107
Carrie, I was going to do a What are you wearing these days? post a while back, b/c the maternity clothes are getting a wee bit awkward the way they're fitting. I swear I'll be seen in the same dress or pair of pants for the remainder of my 8 weeks because that's all that seems to fit. Frustrating.

I went by work today (I've been away for 12 weeks already) but there was some data that I'd been waiting for that finally came in, so this was my day to wrap up loose ends. It's so annoying because my boss's wife used to be my boss, while I was pg with #1, and she did a great job of honoring pregnant mothers. Now my boss said absolutely nothing to my coworkers before I left (or about why I was leaving) and apparently I wasn't showing enough 12 weeks ago, so I got the "When did this happen" comment from so many people today. Apparently they'd just thought I dropped off the face of the earth? It goes to show me how valued I feel at that place of employment. Hopefully I can bid it good riddance when I am done with my 13 month sabbatical!

I also had a MW appt. today, and my iron is low again. I've been so naseous in the evenings lately, and I think it's my Floradix. So, she tripled my dosage. We'll see how this goes.

I'm tickled b/c DH is so confident in my abilities to birth this baby, that he kinda feels left out. He never went to my OB appts. before DD was born, and so he's in awe of all the measurements and poking of the belly that goes on at these MW appts.
post #53 of 107
My kitty ran away tonight. I don't remember putting him out, but DS could have done that. He only goes out on the balcony, so I usually don't worry too much. I came home from work and he was out on the concrete pad in font of out building. He looked at me and ran away. The last time I saw him he was disapearing under the honeysuckle. He's old and when I got him he was a stray, so maybe he just wanted to go out the way he came in? It makes me a little sad. I don't know what to do about it, especially since the younger kitty doesn't handle change well and has already been traumatized by the loss of another cat (a year ago) the move (also a year ago) and the pregnancy. The poor dear is paddng around the aprtment crying. It makes me sad.
post #54 of 107
MommaFox, there's a good possibility your kitty will return on his own. When I first got my cat (she transplanted from my mom's house in Indiana), we lived in the country and DH was allergic to cats (he has since built an immunity to her, and ONLY her). He refused to let her in the house, so we kept her in a crate in the barn for a few days and then let her out. She disappeared for hours, and I was going crazy! For some reason, I expected her to just stay near the house or barn. She finally returned and just walked up to the house like, "What? What's going on?" When Chris saw how crazy I was when I couldn't find her, he agreed to let her in the house. Now she sleeps on our pillows beside our heads at night She's gotten out a couple of times since then, and she always returns within a couple of hours.

Moral of the story--don't lose hope! Hopefully he'll return when he gets hungry!
post #55 of 107
MF - Oh no, I have tears in my eyes for you over your lost kitty!

I would be beside myself if I lost either of my babies. I hope your kitty comes back at least for a little while. Make sure you give your kitty at home all the attention and love that you can. That is so sad. Aww.

AAM: So, I read class #2 in my Hypnobabies workbook last night. Now I'm paranoid into thinking I'm developing toxemia. I am really going to concentrate on upping my protein intake and making sure I'm eating right. The swelling I've been having in my feet and hands is really sudden, and just this overall oogie feeling is so craptastic that maybe something is up. My urine hasn't been showing any proteins and my bp is perfectly fine, so I don't think I'm in immediate danger, but I also know that I haven't been eating enough protein. It can't hurt to try at this point. I just feel so awful lately and maybe this has something to do with it?
post #56 of 107
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Originally Posted by Baby_Cakes View Post
AAM: So, I read class #2 in my Hypnobabies workbook last night. Now I'm paranoid into thinking I'm developing toxemia. I am really going to concentrate on upping my protein intake and making sure I'm eating right. The swelling I've been having in my feet and hands is really sudden, and just this overall oogie feeling is so craptastic that maybe something is up. My urine hasn't been showing any proteins and my bp is perfectly fine, so I don't think I'm in immediate danger, but I also know that I haven't been eating enough protein. It can't hurt to try at this point. I just feel so awful lately and maybe this has something to do with it?
I have also been having a difficult time keeping my protein up. I'm glad I started my Bradley class last week because they insist that you keep a food diary for the entire duration of the class. Let me tell you, I have been eating (and feeling) so much better since I started this! Being accountable to someone for my eating habits really makes me try to eat well. I have been averaging about 67g of protein a day since starting the food log, which is amazing for me (although not the 80-100g the Bradley method recommends ) Our instructors made it very clear, though, that not everyone requires 80g and that we should focus on getting our protein from healthful sources (as opposed to McDonald's hamburgers and such--yuck!). Anyway, my whole point was that maybe you should try journaling what you're eating. It really does help me stay on track!
post #57 of 107
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Originally Posted by pinetree View Post
This Thursday hits 35 weeks according to my OB. I figure that once 36 hits, I'm out of automatich NICU range. That is a HUGE relief.

I'm dropping though. I feel this intense cervical pressure as though baby is trying to push out. And sometimes I even feel like pushing a little myself. It's weird. Anyone else with this?

About the pubic symphisis stuff... try a chiropractor! What a difference mine make!!!
I would most definitely bring this up to your care provider because as I am told dropping happens very close to when you give birth in births #2 and on. You are in my thoughts and prayers I KNOW you can make it to term s from a mama who is fighting the same fight

And with me, yesterday I have another OB () appt. The usual, I still have my low bp, which is totally normal for me, I am still at 148 (up 33 lbs) which is the same as my weight 2 weeks ago, and they did the group b strep swab.

I let them do that without a fight because now that I am dealing with OBs and crap I have learned that I need to pick my battles or I would just be worn out. Of course since they don't listen to me at all they said I am 35 weeks (I'm 34 weeks) and he wants to start weekly appts. next week. I think I am going to call and cancel the appt and say that I will be out of town next Tuesday or something rediculous like that. It'll get me out of the stupid u/s too.

Then next Friday Mark (DH) will be flying to El Paso to visit his family. The REAL reason he is going ::to see UTEP, the college there, play UT Austin, since apparently they don't play each other very often:: I don't mind because my mom is here and we aren't paying for it...
post #58 of 107
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Originally Posted by TaraRae82 View Post
My crib is here!!! YAY! Fed Ex just delivered! I saw the truck pull in the driveway and went to the front door and unlocked it so he could bring the box in. He got out of the truck and set the large, heavy box against the house by my garage and drove off! WTF?! Fed Ex is worthless! How the hell am I supposed to get that in the house?! I managed to get it in the garage at least so it's not sitting outside. Sheesh. It's 77lbs and all in 1 very large box. I completely disappear standing behind it. *sigh* At least DH will be home tonight so we can get it in and put together. I'm tempted to call my bro when he gets home from school (15 years old) and see if he can come help me get it inside. Anyway, I'm so excited it's here! Now the nursery will actually look like a nursery!

I taught my last class at one of my fitness centers this morning! Hooray! It's definitely time to stop.
Yay, Congrats on the crib!! That was my favorite thing to get when I had DD, who knew I wouldn't use it for another 10 months, lol! And Congrats on finishing one of you classes! I bet that is a load off your mind!

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AAM: My back is still hurting today, but I am feeling much better emotionally, so my back doesn't seem like such a big deal anymore. And, no, the girl who moved my chair did not apologize she exclaimed, "Well, that's what the 40lbs of extra water is for...she'll be fine." As everyone else looked at me like OMG are you ok?? She is not one of my favorite people, hence the extreme annoyance

My baby tasks this week are washing new clothes, prepping prefolds and putting together a list of interview questions for the pediatrician interview on Thursday. To others who have done this were you able to ask a long list of questions during the interview or should I just focus on a couple of the most important things to me?
I can't believe she said that to you! It was completely rude and distasteful and I would have been very hurt and upset as well, but I am glad to hear your back isn't hurting you as much today!

I also need to make a list to interview pediatricians. This is the one thing on my list I really just don't want to do, so I've been dragging my feet

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AAM - I. am. so. done. This day alone is torturing me. My feet and hands are so swollen, and I don't feel like working anymore. I'm so tired, I look like crap, I just want to have this baby and be done! ARGH! And, can I just rant for a minute that I'm tired of people saying, "DAMN GIRL, YOU GOT BIG!" every time I talk into our small cafeteria. How can they even think I want to hear that? Last night my FIL said, "Carrie, you look different today, yesterday you didn't look so...huge." I said, "Thanks, and BTW, that's exactly what every pregnant woman wants to hear." Everybody laughed at him, so I felt better. He felt like poo!

Regardless, I feel so done. Mentally and physically, I'm just so ready for this phase of pregnancy to be over. I'm ready to bring this little girl into the world and meet her! I'm ready to love on her and be her mom, and feel the love I am so ready to feel!

The only thing keeping me going is chanting to myself, "14 days of work left, 14 days of work left..."
It is so hard in these last few weeks! I am so ready to be done myself and I can't wait to hold our son in my arms and know that all this hard work was for something! It is just so hard for me to keep that perspective when my stomach feels like it is ripping apart! But just keep chanting only 14 days left!! You can do it!!!

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Originally Posted by Baby_Cakes View Post
I do feel better now that I'm home. DH got a lot of work done on the house today, so we are a little bit closer to being able to pick up the crib and changing table, and finally start putting baby's room together. I think once I can start nesting I'll feel much better about this whole situation! Right now I'm just so stuck in limbo that I'm feeling a bit depressed, I suppose.

And none of my clothes fit right, which makes me crabby. :
I completely understand what you are talking about when you say you feel like you are stuck in limbo. We moved three weeks ago and that is exactly how I was feeling! Just nothing felt set and I was feeling so unprepared! Now that I've been able to get my house back together and really start nesting things have started to feel a ton better!!

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Originally Posted by PassionateWriter View Post
just have to share (again) b/c i find this fascinating:

http://www.visembryo.com/baby/36_weeks.html

(they dont do 35 weeks..only 34 then 36)

baby has his leg up in my ribs or something. it hurts!!!!!!!!!
Neat site!

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Originally Posted by lee1203 View Post

With regards to the belly, I keep forgetting that I can no longer turn sideways in order to squish through tight spaces. Makes me feel real bright when I whack myself into something.
I am having this same problem! I usually can just squeeze by things, but not anymore and now I keep getting stuck!

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Carrie, I was going to do a What are you wearing these days? post a while back, b/c the maternity clothes are getting a wee bit awkward the way they're fitting. I swear I'll be seen in the same dress or pair of pants for the remainder of my 8 weeks because that's all that seems to fit. Frustrating.

I'm tickled b/c DH is so confident in my abilities to birth this baby, that he kinda feels left out. He never went to my OB appts. before DD was born, and so he's in awe of all the measurements and poking of the belly that goes on at these MW appts.
None of my clothing is fitting me these days either. I have one pair of the secret fit pants that fit perfectly and will probably be the only thing I'll be able to wear here in the next week or two. And shirts...don't get me started, they are all too short! What am I going to do in another 4 weeks :

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Originally Posted by MommaFox View Post
My kitty ran away tonight. I don't remember putting him out, but DS could have done that. He only goes out on the balcony, so I usually don't worry too much. I came home from work and he was out on the concrete pad in font of out building. He looked at me and ran away. The last time I saw him he was disapearing under the honeysuckle. He's old and when I got him he was a stray, so maybe he just wanted to go out the way he came in? It makes me a little sad. I don't know what to do about it, especially since the younger kitty doesn't handle change well and has already been traumatized by the loss of another cat (a year ago) the move (also a year ago) and the pregnancy. The poor dear is paddng around the aprtment crying. It makes me sad.
I'm so sorry, I hope he shows up soon

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Originally Posted by Baby_Cakes View Post
MF

AAM: So, I read class #2 in my Hypnobabies workbook last night. Now I'm paranoid into thinking I'm developing toxemia. I am really going to concentrate on upping my protein intake and making sure I'm eating right. The swelling I've been having in my feet and hands is really sudden, and just this overall oogie feeling is so craptastic that maybe something is up. My urine hasn't been showing any proteins and my bp is perfectly fine, so I don't think I'm in immediate danger, but I also know that I haven't been eating enough protein. It can't hurt to try at this point. I just feel so awful lately and maybe this has something to do with it?
How are you liking Hypnobabies so far? I have been really dragging my feet and haven't made it past week one yet, lol! I want to start on class #2 tonight, but we'll see how that goes


AAM:
Today I have dedicated to cleaning my whole house! I have tons of motivation, but not sure if I have the energy to match it! My dd's 2nd Birthday is on Friday and we are having my family and a close set of friends come over so I want to make sure the house looks great!

I can't believe that I'll be 32 weeks tomorrow! I had my dd, Lailah, three weeks from now! I can't help but be worried if Christopher will come early too. I just really hope that Pre-E keeps its ugly head away, because I really don't want to deal with that all again!

Otherwise things are going well here, just tired as usual and nesting like crazy. I get tired way to easily these days and am finding I am taking a nap twice a day with my dd in order to function at all. I really just want some yummy coffee
post #59 of 107
MommaFox, I'm so sorry to hear about your kitty. I know how heart broken I'd be if one of my left. Hopefully the little thing will return soon!

AAM: We put the crib together last night! It really wasn't too bad and only took us about an hour and a half with minimal cursing from DH and nothing was thrown out the window. Then we hung all the paintings we have that my Mom did (all Disney) and are just waiting for her to finish the new one she's doing. YAY! I washed the baby bedding and all the baby clothes yesterday even though I know the bedding won't get used for quite a long time. Still have to get a mattress.

It doesn't look like I'll be reupholstering the Lazy Boy recliner I put in the nursery afterall. I called around yesterday and it's just too pricey and I'm not confident enough to do it myself. I cannot sew or do anything with fabric! It was going to cost about $325 for the work plus the cost of upholstery. I really wasn't expecting anymore than a couple hundred for the whole job. Just goes to show how much I know about that kind of work! Oh well. At least it's a neutral color as is; it's just worn out.
post #60 of 107
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Originally Posted by TaraRae82 View Post
MommaFox, I'm so sorry to hear about your kitty. I know how heart broken I'd be if one of my left. Hopefully the little thing will return soon!

AAM: We put the crib together last night! It really wasn't too bad and only took us about an hour and a half with minimal cursing from DH and nothing was thrown out the window. Then we hung all the paintings we have that my Mom did (all Disney) and are just waiting for her to finish the new one she's doing. YAY! I washed the baby bedding and all the baby clothes yesterday even though I know the bedding won't get used for quite a long time. Still have to get a mattress.

It doesn't look like I'll be reupholstering the Lazy Boy recliner I put in the nursery afterall. I called around yesterday and it's just too pricey and I'm not confident enough to do it myself. I cannot sew or do anything with fabric! It was going to cost about $325 for the work plus the cost of upholstery. I really wasn't expecting anymore than a couple hundred for the whole job. Just goes to show how much I know about that kind of work! Oh well. At least it's a neutral color as is; it's just worn out.
Sorry nursing toddler, but though you might be abke to use this...http://www.surefit.net/shop/category/recliner-covers/
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