kavamamakava February home waterbirth
Isabeau due early February
3 Little Birds due Feb 1
Chiku due Feb 1 birthing center
Parker'smommy (Heather) due Feb 1
Lisashepp (Lisa) due Feb 1 homebirth
Sadkitty. Due Feb 1st
Dandylion (Stephanie) due Feb 2
Truvie due Feb 2
Lasofia due Feb 2, homebirth
PeacefulVegan (who also answers to Tracie) due Feb 3
Lou due Feb 3
Orange due Feb 3 Birth Center with OB
Twin Mom (Deb) Due Feb 4, VBA2C homebirth
Free Thinker (Mandy) due Feb 5
Wtchyhlr (Joy) due Feb 5, homebirth
HelloKitty (Kitty) due Feb 6
Letabug (Arleta) due Feb 6
LianneM due Feb 7 homebirth
TexasSuz (Susan) due Feb 7
Happymamajenni (Jenni) due Feb 7 hospital/OBGYN
Lousli Hazel born 12/21. CONGRATULATIONS LESLEY!!
Parthenia due Feb 7 home waterbirth
DeirdreAlison (Deirdre) due 1st week Feb homebirth, maybe waterbirth
New Life Due Feb 8
kimbalicious due Feb 9 - hospital birth with midwives
ElizaBird (Eliza) due Feb 9 - home waterbirth of twins
Shannon 0218- due Feb 11 hospital birth with great OB
ella-makes-3 (Jasmine) - due ~ Feb. 11 midwife/natural birth at birth center
Marcella due Feb 11 homebirth
HeleneP, due Feb 12
Tug (Terenia), baby #2 due Feb 12
Firefly due Feb 13
Christi due Feb 14 hospital birth with fab OB
Periwinkle due Feb 14
Fairymomma (Pamela) due Feb 14
Jorie (Margorie) due Feb 14
AmBam (Amber) due Feb 14 homebirth
rose angel (Karen) due Feb 16
mama2m&m (Denise) due Feb 16
HydeParkB due Feb 17
Karennnnn (Karen) due Feb 17
Coopsmama (Kristen) Due Feb 17
Bella'smamma (Cecily) due Feb 17
luvmytwo (Karen) due Feb 17
HydeParkB (Bridget) due Feb 17
Gretchen Due Feb 18
Zandersmom due Feb 18
weesej (Jen) Due Feb 19 homebirth
Ekblad7+ (Amy) due Feb 20 Homebirth
kinsey43 (Kinsey) due after Feb 20
heveasoul due Feb 21, h/b with m/w
veggiemommy (Holly), due Feb 21
Shyly (Monica) Due Feb 21 home water birth
mehndimama (Stell) due Feb 22 unassisted homebirth
Emmama due Feb 22, homebirth
Mainemon (Susan) due Feb 23 homebirth w/midwife
Mama2Chloe (Tricia) due 25 Feb #2
Threeforme2005 (Traci) due Feb 25
artgirl (Kelly) #2 Feb. 26
munki'sMom (Tammy), baby #2 due Feb 26
woolfairy (Elle) due Feb 27, baby #2 homebirth
Maprilynne (Aprilynne) due Feb 28, birth center
KateSt. Late Feb. Homebirth
4Given (Stacey) due end of Feb
I posted under the "BH are kickin my butt" thread, but tonight they definitely are. (I've always loved this title btw!)
I've been contracting off and on all night. We had a busy weekend - again - and I didn't do much resting. : They seem like BH (< 1 minute, not painful, no fluid or bloody show) but whew.... I guess I've had 20 or 30 since this afternoon?
Dh and I went to bed around 10:30 and I haven't been able to sleep. I've peed twice and repositioned but to no avail. I think I must be the only person on the face of the planet who often does worse lying down (left side even) than sitting up contractions wise.
So here I am at my kitchen guzzling my special cocktail of water mixed with Gatorade (for the electrolyte balance). 32 ounces so far.
I'm a teensy bit worried because I've pooped twice and feel like I have to go again soon, and for Ms. Constipation here that's kind of a big deal (sorry TMI). Of course, I did eat a giant but aging & floppy mixed greens salad last night with dinner (like I'm gonna throw away $5 worth of organic greens ) and an extra cup of hot prune juice today LOL.
I'm trying to time my contrax but it's actually hard b/c my uterus feels big and hard all the time these days, and I have only that breathless/hot/flushed wave feeling to go by, and now I'm freezing cold in my kitchen (heat goes off after 10pm)!
I'm just 35 weeks today and I REALLY want this baby to cook another 2 weeks minimum. I know the baby would almost certainly be fine if born now, but I know what a 35 weeker is like from having twins last time 2 months early (dd and ds came home from the hospital equivalent to almost this exact day as a matter of fact). In a word, it's not easy -- the weak nursing, the sleeping baby, the reflux.
Things are starting to feel better now, but if I go lie down and they pick back up again, I think I may need to call my midwife. Come on Gatorade do your thang. :
Thanks for letting me vent. I'll update everyone if there's news, but no more posts mean I'm happily
I hope you're not in labor Peri. What does gatorade to to help that situation?
I wish I was (well anytime after my sister arrives on Tuesday would be fine.)
I've had a headache off and on for a week now, even after a massage. Yesterday I ranted at DH for 20 minutes because he wanted to go out to dinner and claimed we had "no food." I had to drag then 18 m.o. I watch to 2 different grocery stores and spent $70.00 bucks! i demanded to know what he thought food was! Today we got into an argument over whether a cat on a PBS nature show was a bobcat. I'M READY!!!! Tonight I told him he was selfish to want me to go full term so that he can finish a statistics class at work that he needs to get a promotion. DID I MENTION I'M READY????
Three psychotic episodes in a 24 period. That counts as prelabor symptoms right ?
I am starting to get jealous of Dh's job, trips, etc. I miss having a life that others think is important.
Not that I plan to go back to work - just feeling blue tonight. I'll be 40 before this baby is in school! UG! I love my kids but we sacrifice so much as moms!
Suz, I know what you're saying, that is part of what has me so worried, I've run my business mostly from home for 6 yrs now, but with how sick I've been, I've felt utterly house bound and detached from the real world. Let's face it, it won't likely get better all that quickly, it worries me and I don't want to resent or regret anything, that said, I love my business and can't imagine going back out to work in "the real world" so I guess I will have to find some happy middle ground!
Anyway, it looks like there are a few us who can't seem to sleep tonight--this sucks!!
I have so much going on in my head and so many things to do that I feel that I can't rest properly. Hence the 4.30 wakings. I don't have any trouble going to sleep, just staying that way!!!
Peri, hope that your BH are getting better, and not turning into the real deal.
I totally hear you on the " let this baby cook a while longer".
I will be 36 weeks on Friday, and really hope that he/she waits until 39/40 weeks.
I need time to do everything a relax and unwind and read all my natural child birth books to prep me properly and put me in the right mind set.
Dd was really sick yesterday, when I went in to get her in the morning she had thrown up in the night and didn't even call out for us. She was so upset about it too. She had a really high fever, but didn't continue throwing up, so that's good. Hope she is better today, and hope that it skips me!
My m/w and dd's pediatrician told me to stay away from anyone sick, which has been really hard as everyone has something gross, and most of them don't think that they are sick. Yeah, thanks!
So got dd's new room painted yesterday, just a couple of finishing touches and hope her bed will be delivered soon, and the furniture moved in so we can move her in and get the baby's stuff all sorted out.
We are progressing slowly but surely. I want a team of helpers like thay have on Trading Spaces to help me with my ever growing list!!
Ok off to try to find so curtains online without spending $$$$$$.
Any good sites???
Have a good one xxx Jasmine
Me and Dh , Dd1 Dd2,Ds1, 2, 2and lots of
I've had pretty frequent BH contrax too, but I'm not that worried. They aren't as many as some of you. I don't think Sofia has turned yet and am anxious to see what my OB says her position is on Thursday at my appointment. I have to go to the appt without DH This will be the first time this PG that he isn't able to come with me so I shouldn't complain. My OB is an hour away and this is the appt that I turn in my hospital pre regestration. DH wasn't at half of my appt last PG due to being deployed and where he worked.
Ella-makes-3: I hope your dd feels better soon. It's so hard when they are sick. Especially when you really don't want to get sick. Frequent hand washing will hopefully do the trick in avoiding the bug. Good job on finishing the painting of her room. I wish we could paint. We live on base housing and aren't allowed to. I have vowed that when we buy a house there will be NO WHITE WALLS!!!!
Suz: It gets to me sometimes too about being a SAHM. I really try to get some me time in every now and then. I don't get as much as I should... About a week or so ago, I had DH take Chloe across the street to our friend's house and hang out over there while I took a bath (by myself) for about a half hour or so. It was the first time I took one alone in probably a year or so. It was heavenly!!!!! I acually read an article in my Women's Day mag and relaxed. I had to force myself not to start cleaning up after I was finished and just relaxed on the couch until they came back.
Well, I better go for now. I have this urge to be productive and get some cleaning done if I'm up super early. It gives me a head start in the day which I will appreciate later when I want to take a nap with Chloe. Take care!
Hope everybody else has a good day.
Amy - Blessed wife to Jesse (the best dad in the world), mother of 10 on earth plus 8 in heaven. PROUD to be a Catholic! :
traci - you asked on last week's thread about the nausea coming back -- i'm just going to echo shannon and letabug and say, "heck, yeah! it's come back." ugh. i won't give examples, but it sucks.
for all the mommies feeling bad about staying home - i hope you can all take tricia's route and send the little ones (and big ones, too, amy!) and do something relaxing for you!!
that said, can i pout about being a wohm for a minute? my good bye to my ds this morning was to peek in on him while he slept and not wake him (so daddy could get the laundry folded). and now i won't see him again until 4ish today. blah.
has anybody had weird shooting pains in your bum and legs where it feels like your legs might buckle out from under you? i had them twice yesterday - very weird.
i did start doing a yoga tape over the holidays so i finally feel like i am preparing for this birth!! ds is very funny - he copies the poses as i do them and then wants to sit in my lap and give me kisses when i do the "floor work." hard to focus on "breathing out of my head" while he's doing that!
happy days all!
I'm trying to muster up the energy to make breakfast, but I think I'm just going to cheat and go out and grab something. I do NOT want to do anything today...I'm grumpy.
Monica - single mama to DS and DD
At my last appointment my Dr. did say that now that I've made it this far they no longer worry about the baby so anytime I want to go into labor is OK - so I'm not really worried from that respect. But I had spent all day yesterday cleaning and my back was killing me anyways and I was so tired that I'm thankful I wasn't in labor because I would have had a hard time coping.
In good news my best friend had her baby boy this weekend!!! Her water broke at 2:00 AM and she had the baby at 2:45!!!!! Wow. This is number four for her as well and BH's were kicking her butt for weeks but it looks like they did some good so maybe all this pre-pain is worth it. I'm so happy for her but also a bit sad because she moved away to Florida over a year ago so I can't stop by and see the baby and with me expecting I don't even know when I will be able to meet him
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Re: the Gatorade.... recent research has shown that pregnant women sometimes have electrolytes that are thrown out of balance by chugging so much water all the time. With regard to BH or preterm labor, it can actually be the imbalance of electrolytes that sets them off or prevents them from settling down, such that merely chugging 5 glasses of water might not help settle BH down. Now you can always eat a banana (for potassium), some salty pretzels (for sodium), a cookie (for sugar), etc... but I find Gatorade really does the trick. I buy the version called "Gatorade Ice" -- it's clear (i.e., no artificial colors) and tastes really good. It's not something I'd choose to drink otherwise, but compared to delivering now, it's a pretty good trade off.
SadKitty - Hang in there! Here's my mantra when things feel really sucky: every day born before the due date is ANOTHER day you get to spend in the newborn period. Works for me!
Suz - Believe it or not I struggle with the same issues even though I've been WOH part-time on Mon-Wed since dd and ds turned 1. I'm terrified of being house bound with "3 under 3" during these dreary winter months while I'm at home. It IS the most important job in the world, but I know that foul weather and social isolation are a bad mix.
Shannon - I hope your BH settled down too. I am officially NOT lying on my left side anymore when I get them! It is soooo counterproductive! Check in with an update, okay?
ella-makes-3 - Sorry to hear about your dd. That sounds awful, poor thing. Hopefully you can steer clear of getting it yourself.
Mama2Chloe - I hope you got a little rest after all last night. Though I know what you mean about feeling super productive in the wee hours without kids (or dh) to get in the way!!
letabug - I hope you feel better today than yesterday!
tug - Your description of ds doing your yoga moves is so funny and adorable.
shyly - Another in order. What a crappy start to the day. I vote for getting an Egg McMuffin on the road!
wtchyhlr - Not you too! What is it with insomnia and all of us last night? Hope you can get some rest today/tonight.
HelloKitty - Congratulations on your friend's new baby! I love hearing how BH actually do some good after all this!
I made chili for dinner last night and it was heaven going down, but hell to deal with all night. What was I thinking?!?!?! This heartburn is for the birds these days Note to self: no more spicy foods until I give birth!
Sorry you all can't sleep either. I don't think it's fair that our bodies won't let us get as rested as possible right before we have to give birth. We all know we won't sleep really good again for a long time so why can't our bodies be kinder to us now? to all of you.
I'm going shopping today for baby clothes, jammies and blankets. I took inventory last night and realized that even though I have my son's leftover stuff, I just don't have enough for this new little one. Besides he/she deserves some brand new fleece and cotton blankies I also HAVE to go to the storage unit today and dig through boxes because I have 12 brand new Wonderoos in a box and I am panicking that we won't find them in time for the birth!
Lesley...thinking of you today and hoping and praying you can bring sweet Hazel home today
Ok, going to hop in the shower and then head in for my massage--maybe that will help!
Wish I could give you all some of my energy and good sleep! I am feeling really well, really grateful for that! Of course, I'm down to one pair of pants that fit, but they are fleece and so comfortable that I don't care! I'd probably wear them everyday even if I had other comfortable options...
I'm doing major research on school options. 3littlebirds, thanks for the book suggestion. I've added it to my list. We did discover that there is a Montessori within 30 mins. which goes to 8th grade. I'm going to visit them along the way.
I did some inventory last night of baby stuff since dh finally fixed the drawers on the baby dresser. I think I'll be okay for clothes for a while, but need big things like a carseat and co-sleeper! Our shower is in a few weeks, so that may sort things out.
I'm sorry so many of you are not feeling well, not sleeping well and/or are grumpy! I'll be thinking of you.
As for SAHM blues, they can come and go. I am actually going to start a group with some other mamas I know of since there isn't one already and we all need the support and adult interaction sometimes! There are four women at my church who are pregnant or have new babies and I've got two other local friends expecting, so I'm going to invite them for tea and suggest we get together once in a while...we'll see how it goes!
Be well everyone. susan
I'm leaving the house now, not sure I'll be back, I should just condemn it with the physco beasts inside.
Take a vit E caplet for those of you having trouble sleeping. If I take it about 45 minutes before bed it really helps alot!
I'm overwhelmed with the nesting instinct right now. And, as you know, it's frustrating b/c doing things at this point is difficult. I just feel like I can't get enough done. Tomorrow I have a homeschool event here and I want the house to look nice. Then the midwife is coming in the afternoon too. I keep saying I'm going to rest but I can't seem to do it. I work until I literally can't stand anymore b/c my back hurts so badly. Too bad I don't do this on a regular basis, when not pg, then maybe it wouldn't be so overwhelming now. I still need to wash some more dipes for the baby and get out the newborn boy clothes to wash them. I also need to wash up the moses basket and the co sleeper sheets. I think I'm going to wait until next week to even think about that. For all I know (and with my luck) I won't have the baby until early March anyway.
Alright, enough time sitting!
Amy - Blessed wife to Jesse (the best dad in the world), mother of 10 on earth plus 8 in heaven. PROUD to be a Catholic! :
Does this mean I am next? Or is this that 2 week signal thing? I AM an experienced mom, but I have never gone INTO labor... 2 inductions...
Also, the puking thing I had stopped, (thank god) but the doctor was really concerned about it. She ran a blood test and if it comes back positive, I will have to be induced this week. Liver something? Anyone know?
With my first two boys I lost my plug and was in labor within 2 hours!!! With my 3rd I didn't really lose a plus, I sort of had bits of mucus for a couple weeks before labor began (sorry if that's TMI!)
My best friend that had her baby this weekend - it was funny the morning before she went into labor she was very anxious to deliver and I asked her if she had lost her plug and she said no. Later that afternoon she said "Wow - ya know that question you asked me this morning? Well I just lost it!" A few hours later... baby!!!!!!!!!
But ya know... it does vary...
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Mucus plug. I don't recall having lost mine with DS (and for a humorous aside, my childbirth class instructor thought mucus plug was too clinical or something, so she always insisted on calling it "baby gel". Really I loved her and it was an awesome class, but baby gel? ) I went into labor via my water breaking, so after that, I didn't pay attention for any mucus leaving. I just tried to get contractions started via nipple stimulation.
I'm sorry to hear about all the mommies with insomnia. That is the one thing I don't have :knock wood: Sometimes I feel almost narcoleptic at how quickly I can fall asleep given even remotely right conditions (read: laying down!) I'm really worried about my ability to make it on less sleep once the little one gets here.
Now, instead of insmonia, I have food issues. I don't want any. I don't want to cook any for my family. My shopping is for crap because I can't focus on meals well enough to make sure I am shopping completely. I make it through the store with way less in my cart then I used to have and for the life of me I can't figure out what I haven't gotten. And my shopping lists are useless. I used to make menus, etc but I went to look through the menus I knew I sat down to write last week and it was mostly filled with blank spots. Totally unlike me. And I know I was at it for hours when I sat down to do it too. I'm just so freaking tired. I have got to get by the natural foods store and grab Floradix. My iron came back ever so slightly low (like 1 point) and I want to be sure that isn't it, you know?
(I lost my entire plug all at once and 6 hours later had 2 babies! I have read that losing the entire thing at once vs. bit by bit is different though in terms of correlation with labor.)
I still haven't even packed my hospital bag... I would LOVE to go into labor naturally, was just discussing it with the doctor on Friday, too.. but still, I think I am only 35 weeks, so waiting awhile is FINE WITH ME.
So, I really think I scored well at my showers this weekend... For the most part people followed directions
I got some big stuff -
My Amby baby hammock (oh its wonderful, it looks just like the pictures)
My nice, wooden high chair (from bru)
and high chair pad
Eddie Bauer Diaper Backback thingy
Safer Bather cushion
moniter w/2 recievers
then some smaller stuff
diapers - 5 doz flats (3doz of which were arranged in a diaper cake that just amused the hell out of me, it was totally cute. I have pictures, and will post them in the next few days), 5 kissaluvs contours, a dozen ubcpf's, covers, rubber pants, pins galore...
blankets - 1 crocheted, 3 fleece, 1 fuzzy korean blanket, 2 recieving blankets
Outfits - just a couple, ppls are very funny about wanting to get gender specific colors and the fact that we're not finding out is really weirding people out
Baby wipes - disposable, but i will use them on something.
Cash and gift cert's for diapers (for which i just shopped. oh me oh my)
Some plastic toys, some stuffed animals
Ear thermometer, baby health care kit (with medicine dropper, nail clippers and such in it)
Wash bag to keep baby socks from getting eaten in the washing machine
i've got some $ to go spend at BrU, we need to decide whether we want a changing table or the convertable car seat more. Probalby get a changing table and hope for more gift cert's when we announce baby's birth so we can get the car seat, which we shouldn't need for a few months anyway....
Luckily, i have PILES of gender neutral newborn clothes... and plan to do serious second hand shopping after baby is born.
she failed the carseat challenge again. Which means that they will try her again on Thursday. If she fails that, we're looking into special flat bed style carseats. We may just go ahead and buy one so that she can take the test Thursday in that. I'm not sure how I would handle her failing again on Thursday, I think I might just lose it. So I'm off to search the web. I'm feeling pretty much like crap right now. It was really hard to leave today. Think good thoughts for us on Thursday.
I'm glad it was a fun time!