Sweetpeas- SO GLAd to hear from you. I had you on my mind alot, looked at your web page about a month ago. So glad you'll get your girl home soon. As much as moms blame themselves for everything anyway, I am glad you are getting counseling. It really has to be traumatic to go through this, and I give you a hug and a badge of courage for doing what your baby has needed you to do. By the way, an indian friend said in india they wrap the preemies in silk. Don't know if they'd let ya, but it a nice thought. Once she's home, and your days home begin to out number your days there at the hospital, you'll really begin to heal I hope.
Bunches- ouch, I feel your pain. What earned me "bed rest"- which amounted to working only twice as much as I should instead of 4 times as much as I should was 1)8 births in 10 days, all at home or in birth center so I did the whole thing....2)Some PMS feelings/crampiness/shortened cervix I complained about to the midwives caring for me 3) Which caused them to joke they were "having an intervention" to make me slow down. I had about 20 minutes the day they" intervened" where I considered briefly that my water might have broken, and that scared me enough to slow down, so they were surprised how easy the "intervention" went. .
Cold sores and your run down system are such a bad sign! I only ever got stuff like that when I was super run down, like during finals week in college..
Are you into herbs or acupuncture? There are allot of things you could do to support yourself. Herbs astragalus, elderberry, some Vit C, and lemon balm is antiviral and helps cold sores, all are safe in preg according to me a random on-line midwife! I guess just make sure you are eating (at all, but well with fresh veggies and greens) and getting sleep!! I wish you the best, I wish someone would help orchestrate an "intervention" for you, cause I tell you it's worth it, I feel way better now life is getting slower...In the mean time, hang in there.
Good lunck mamamaya, if that baby comes nowI guess your good. We gotta keep our in until 37 weeks to make it to a homebirth. which I think I will, and surpass and end up late in the end anyway.
And diaper vortex, yes I discoverd that already....Diapers, hmmm....as far as what i got jessitron- I am almost embarrassed, cause now that I am closer I feel like I bought too much of all the wrong thing. Time will tell. I got (all used from the trading post or e-bay) - Kissaluvs size 0's about a dozen, some colors but most plain, a few little lambs newborn, a few nanipoos, a few righteous babe newborns, a few rosie cheeks, and a happy heiny. After I got 'em I realized most of the dipes were cuter than the wraps, which bummed me out. Just diaper inexperience. I have mostly plain wraps, got a some white bummis and use ratty looky nikkys, two fleece, and a few random wahm wool covers in colors like blue, red, and a purple-green.
A mom gave me 6 green mountain diapers and some infant all in ones by dimples. I also got a dozen contours that look way too big for a newborn, a dozen nice indian prefolds off e-bay that are of a size slightly too big for newborn...I forget what, and some doublers of some kind off e-bay. I got 2 bumpkins aio for infant size, and numerous brands one here one there of infant sized diapers like righteous babe, and other cute/pricey stuff. Again, random not all too cute covers.
After what I spent "saving" buying used stuff, I kind of wish I just bought a bunch of plain good quality prefolds and wool covers. I registered for a few wool covers, and hope I get them. At least if I hate the diapes I can resell them on the trading post, and just get what I like.
So, anyway, I know what you mean about being excited by fluffy mail, mine all came about 20weeks though. This week I am excited about hard mail, cause I am getting CDs I ordered to try out/ acclimate to for end of pregnancy relax music and birth music. I got Gabrielle Roth, Sheila Chandra, and Loreena McKeenit. And Mickey Hart's "music to be born by", but it's too experimental to get into right now for me....