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post #21 of 95
I really want to be pampered. I want to go somewhere for 3 or 4 days and be waited on hand and foot. I want to eat gourmet meals, and have spa treatments throughout the day.

Ahhhhhh . . . one can dream right? LOL
post #22 of 95
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Originally Posted by Larissa View Post
I really want to be pampered. I want to go somewhere for 3 or 4 days and be waited on hand and foot. I want to eat gourmet meals, and have spa treatments throughout the day.

Ahhhhhh . . . one can dream right? LOL
Can I come with you?! Sounds heavenly!

Vegan Princess: I am doing the hypnobabies home study course and I love it. I am choosing to do each class over a two week period rather then 1 week but it includes readings and listening to self-hypnosis CD's daily. It really is great and I think will really help me to relax and stay focused during labor. I highly recommend it.

I've been washing and sorting baby clothes today and trying to figure out what diapers I need to get to round out my NB stash that my sis gave me. I have about 14 NB fitted diapers and 4 NB covers. Trying to figure out how much more to get in the NB size vs smalls. I posted about it on the diapering forum but if any of you ladies have some advise for me on how much of what to get I'd love it.

Hope you all are well!
post #23 of 95
Is anyone having birthing dreams?

I had one this weekend in which I gave birth at home, by myself, unassisted. Right at the stage I am now (just under 27 weeks), yet the baby seemed normal size and fine. It just suddenly happened, just like that. I remember being in the bathroom and feeling my perineum bulging out. Then she just slid right out into my hands (if only it were that quick and simple!). I remember walking the house with the umbilical cord still attached and the placenta still undelivered, holding the baby and looking for a tiny hat and blanket. Someone rang the doorbell and I actually peeked out and answered it, annoyed (weird -- if I'm not expecting anyone and don't see a car in the driveway I usually ignore it as our neighborhood gets a lot of solicitors). And I remember trying to decide whether to call my husband or my midwife first. It actually seemed pretty cool to me that this had just happened and no one knew about it yet but me.
post #24 of 95
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Originally Posted by Larissa View Post
I really want to be pampered. I want to go somewhere for 3 or 4 days and be waited on hand and foot. I want to eat gourmet meals, and have spa treatments throughout the day.

Ahhhhhh . . . one can dream right? LOL

Oh me too!!

DH and I actually have a week vacation booked for the first week of January. It's only a few hours from home but I think it will be so nice to relax and be just the two of us before everything get's hectic. I'm really really looking forward to it.

RabbitDancer - I day-dream about the birth all the time. And the other night I had a dream about my baby. He was so unbelievably precious. I'm getting very anxious to meet him and hold him.
post #25 of 95
AK - I was going through 18 nb diapers and 8 covers for the first 6wks or so. My baby was 7-10lbs during that time. HTH!

I'm having the hardest time with everything. I don't know if it's normal pregnancy hormonal mood swings or true treatment needing depression. I thought I could handle things until last week when one of my friends was tragically murdered. Sometimes I wish I could just go to bed and never wake up.

My hyperemesis is getting to me again, I feel sick almost all the time no matter what I eat or what medicines I take. Part of it may be from my blood sugars which are ranging from highs to extreme lows and the insulin injections aren't helping. I can't seem to gain any weight. If I do manage to move up a pound, the next week I lose it. Today I'm 27wks. Exactly the gestation I delivered my first son. He was only 1lb 15oz 13" and spent 74 long days in the NICU. As hard as that was, I find myself wishing this pregnancy was over already...
post #26 of 95
RabbitDancer I've had some pretty weird birthing dreams too! I had a lot more when I first found out I was pregnant than I am now, I think I'm just not sleeping well right now, so I'm not really having any dreams that I can remember.
My most recent one was that my sister was in labor for me. I was walking around the hospital, fully pregnant, but she was having all the contractions for me and I was afraid I wouldn't get to the room before delivering the baby, which was the part I was doing myself. I had her just as I walked into the room and the only people there were my sister and me. I was standing up in the doorway and gave a little push. I reached down and pulled her up to me, just amazed that she was here. That's when the midwife walked in and started pulling on the umbilical cord trying to get the placenta out. I kept yelling at her not to pull, but she did anyway and the placenta plopped out and I remember feeling very empty with the baby and placenta out of me.
post #27 of 95
I've heard that if the ultrasound shows a girl, it could still be a boy BUT if the ultrasound shows a boy, it's definately a boy. I was told that I was a having a boy but I am still having trouble accepting that my baby is a boy. I felt very strongly from the beginning that it was a girl, and all my dreams about the baby have been about a baby girl. Although, I must admit my dreams are pretty cool because I do not feel/remember anything at all about the labor! One minute I'm pregnant and then I have my baby in my arms!

I just want my baby to be born healthy but there is a part of me that thinks, oh crap... My family/friends know that I am having a boy and they've already gotten me boyish stuff when I said I wanted neutral things. DH thinks it's his mom spirit in our baby, so that is why I am having dreams about a baby girl.

I know babies don't care what they wear but the whole boy/girl clothing does bother me a little because growing up I had to wear all of my uncle's hand-me-downs, we were the closest together in age. I hated it. I wanted clothes with hearts and glitter and instead I had these weird shorts/pants with slits in the front that I couldn't figure out why they were there.
post #28 of 95
MomtoXane: I'm so sorry about your friend! While I too have been feeling a little moody/blue lately, I think losing a friend has got to exacerbate everything. Is there anyone close you can talk to about it? Again, I'm so sorry. And, I've found that both sleep, and focusing on the smaller things (versus the bigger pic) often helps get you moving again, albeit slowly at first.

Larissa: I'm going to steal your dream about being pampered with spa treatments for days. . . a great little mind-candy escape.
post #29 of 95
MomtoXane - I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. Normal, healthy grief feels a lot like depression but isn't the same. I'd try to avoid any pharmaceutical treatments if you think you can weather it. Talk therapy is a great idea.

I'm 27 weeks now, so I guess I'm officially 3rd trimester! Spa treatments are so far off from my mind, I would love to just not have to make dinner anymore.
post #30 of 95
I don't have any other choice but to just have nice dreams about spa treatments!! Because it's not ever going to happen! LOL

We were told girl with our oldest son . . . and um . . . . he's not a girl!

We were told girl this time, and because of our past experience, we are not sure we believe it! I have felt all along that this one is a girl, but I suppose we'll know for sure when "she" makes her arrival!
post #31 of 95
Thread Starter 
I keep secretly hoping my ultrasound was wrong. I'd love to have another daughter instead of a fourth son. I know I'm ungrateful. Don't hate me for it. :
post #32 of 95
For me, I thought it "felt like" a boy from the beginning, but then at the ultrasound they said girl, and they did check and recheck like three different times during the ultrasound, and the tech sounded pretty certain, too, as certain as you can be-- but I'm still worried about the possibility of getting a boy instead. I know, isn't that awful to say? It's just that everyone's all geared up for a girl now, (first girl on dh's families side!) and we're all excited for a girl, and we have almost all girl stuff ready, and it would just be weird to have a boy at this point.

I guess I wouldn't care so much in the moment though. I'd just be excited to hold my baby!
post #33 of 95
Our ultrasound tech said she was "pretty sure" it's a girl. I only had the 1 u/s. Part of me fears I will end up with all this pink stuff and have a boy. Luckily the big things I am picking are pretty neutral so we can use them again on future babes - but there is plenty of pink clothes, etc.

I'm on a business trip. Just got to my hotel. I was ravenous on the plane and couldn't think of anything except food. Of course the airline didn't even have peanuts. It was a short flight but right at my dinner hour. The 2nd half of my trip will be in my home town so I am getting a free trip to see my family. I'm hoping my cousin will have her baby while I'm down! But she's not due until the day after I leave and it's her first so that is not too likely to happen.

I ordered my car seat today online. Glad to be marking things off my list!!

Cindy
post #34 of 95
MomtoXane, I'm so sorry for your loss.

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My cold is still here, but I started feeling better yesterday and totally overdid it. I pulled out all the baby clothes, including all the handmedowns from my niece (that Guinevere won't be able to fit into for years) and organized it all by size and season, and repacked it so the ones we'll need next for both girls are handiest. (We're so lucky we have handmedowns!)

Oh lord. Anyway. It took forever. And I was lugging around heavy bins of clothes and by the end of the day I could barely walk. Stupid me.

And last night I was up coughing so I got no sleep, so was not patient with Winnie today and feel like crap now. And I feel like crap so I can't sleep. So not fun.

Anyway. Whinybutt me. Sorry.

The good news is that I got all the newborn stuff out and it's in the laundry room, ready to be washed. I'm really looking forward to it. Teeny tiny socks! I can't wait.
post #35 of 95
MomtoXane: I'm so sorry about your friend. It is always hard to lose a loved one, especially so suddenly and tragically.

I too was given the "I'm pretty sure its a girl" by the U/S tech. All of the clothes we were given have been girl things! So I hope she was right in that respect. I had been thinking boy before but don't have a preference. I just don't want to have to buy clothes!!
post #36 of 95
MomtoXane
post #37 of 95
MomtoXane- I'm sorry to hear you're having such a hard time. How awful about your friend- and I hope you pregnancy starts to look up too.

I weighed myself at Walmart on the weekend and I'm 150 lbs! That's 25 lbs on since I got pregnant. I can totally see it in my dimply thighs and spreading booty- but I don't mind. Nonetheless I took the kids swimming last night at our great pool and wore my bikini- may as well while I can! I've got curves!

I hate how any bending activity (sweeping, etc) wrecks my back. Tears it up. It gets so sore and unforgiving- I waddle around like my grandmaman who has hip problems.

This baby has been kicking! I am constantly trying to live *now* to enjoy the kicking, pay attention to my kids, love it now when the kicking is internal and the baby is taken care of. It's only a short time until I'll have 3. I need to enjoy this time of 2 out, 1 in.
post #38 of 95
Mamato Xane, I'm sorry you feel so awful!


So SIL gave me a hand-me-down preganancy support belt (pretty basic kind, they usually go for about $40 at medical supply stores) and it helps so much!! Ahhh, what a relief! Somehow it seems ot take some weight off of my pelvis, in a good way, and it helps me have better posture. I'll let you all know how it feels by the end of the day. Right now I feel like this: : Hehe.
post #39 of 95
Nighten, I hope you don't mind my saying this, but it occurred to me that Winnie is a pretty natural nickname for Eowyn too. Obviously she can't use it, since Guinevere already uses it. I guess it will force you to call her something really cool like Eo, huh? What are you thinking about Eowyn's nickname?
post #40 of 95
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Originally Posted by DreamsInDigital View Post
I keep secretly hoping my ultrasound was wrong. I'd love to have another daughter instead of a fourth son. I know I'm ungrateful. Don't hate me for it. :
I'm the same way. I saw the US -it was blatently a boy- but part of me is still secretly hoping we'll be suprised with a girl. (hoping but not counting on it)

Lots of snow here, and I'm moving too slow to play much with boys in it. It is all I can do to get them bundled up and out the door. But they're having a blast!
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