umm yeah thanks I know I am a big ball of baby!
I feel like I am in labor and have been in labor forever.... I have contractions all the time... then they stall for a few hours... come back... stall... at least I am not on tributaline anymore yay!!!!
Even having gas makes me think i am in labor... I know all about labor I have done it a few times lol
But now everyone is just staring at me waiting for me to either Burst or scream... I feel like doing both.
On the bright side it won't be much longer.
How are you other mamas doing?>
Jennifer, LPN and nursing student, Doula, CPST, and VBAC mama x3 to
AJ (5/03), Evan (12/04), Ilana (11/06), Olivia (2/09), and Unity (8/2012)
I'm feeling better now--after the stomach flu...and I like the aches and pains of Pg MUCH better than stomach flu!!!!
I'm actually still doing really well (please don't hurt me, mamas!). Zy dropped on Thursday, but my son dropped (the first time) about the same time - give or take a day - and he still made me wait almost 6 more weeks. So I'm not getting my hopes up or anything.
I'm really hoping s/he'll stay put until November. I'm not ready, my MIL won't be here for a few more weeks to help with R and the house stuff... she gets here the 7th and I keep saying the 8th is the earliest I want to go! We'll see, though.
I really need to start getting things ready, though... pull the co-sleeper out from under my son's bed and get it in our room, pack the hospital bag, get the second car seat installed in the car (I'm hoping to hold off on that until toward the end of the month - because my front seat has to get pushed up a lot further for that to fit rear facing). I finished Zy's blanket this morning, I want to get a few more crafty things done... ugh! It's fun when you're not feeling a time crunch - but I'm definitely feeling one now!
I had a really funny thing happen this week. I've said before that my doctor is only at my rural clinic twice a month - so now that I'm going to weekly appointments, I have to go into the city to the main clinic for some of them. I got a call from the main clinic the other day that they needed to reschedule my appointment on the 23rd. No biggie. So I called them back 15 minutes later, and the girl said she could schedule me for November 1st. Poor thing, I laughed at her. I even apologized for it. I explained that these were already the weekly appointments for prenatal care and that my 38 week appointment was on the 30th... so going on the 1st for the week previous didn't make any sense. I said if that was really the only openning they had, I'd just skip it. She went and talked to my doctor's nurse and the nurse said to talk to Dr. P at my next appointment. This is why I made all my appointments already at the main clinic (and why I don't really like going there). They are SO busy. Good sign, I guess, because that means that a lot of people think Dr. P is great - I can't argue them there! So I think I'm going to propose that I go over to the rural clinic on the 23rd, have my nurse do the normal weight and BP check, I'll do the little pee in a cup thing, and have the PA do the measure the baby and listen for heart beat. The only compromise I'm asking for is no internal exam that day... I'm trying to get away with as few of those as possible anyway.
Hope y'all are doing well!
and no im not sure because I never noticed it with my others.... I have this stringy white stuff. (so sorry if this is tmi) im not sure if this is my plug or not? i always thought it would have blood in it?
i guess it doesn't mean much though!
Just feeling alot of pressure. Suddenly, I am moving like a turtle and get tired easily. Nothing bad though.....I am really enjoying this pregnancy :
Mama to 9 so far:Mother of Joey (20), Dominick (13), Abigail (11), Angelo (8), Mylee (6), Delainey (3), Colton (2) and Baby 8 and Baby 9 coming sometime in July 2013. If evolution were true, mothers would have three arms!
Rachel , wifey to best friend Karl ,
SAHM to Kaelan (11) Chandra (9) Liam (7) Lachlan (5) Killian (4),Riordan (1), Baby Boy EDD 11/14. All born at home!
But I'm still ready to get this show on the road!! DH is freaking out about having the midwife in our messy house.....but if I "popped" tomorrow I'd be happy!
last night I took my socks off and noticed this HUGE indentation both my legs where so swollen that it looked like big tree trunks on little feet... my dh got worried and tried to make me call my dr... I didn't because I am not feeling any of the other stuff like headaches or cramps ... just contractions here and there today.
Major ctx a few times a day
complete exhaustion coupled with roaming-around-the-house-at2-am insomnia
BAD acid reflux that also keeps me up
and a bad case ofthe grumpies!
But everything is going well!
Sometimes I feel great, other times I feel like crap... these last few days in Florida the weather has finally cooled down (umm, like to the 70s and 80s!) so I can actually open the windows and freshen up the house.
My dh is so so impatient for the baby to come. I keep reminding him that "Booboo's gonna pick his birthday" and "Don't tell me to bring him on faster; I've got no say in it!" I could easily go six more weeks so I'm just trying to keep chill and not expect that he's gonna come early. Plus the later he comes the more hypnobirthing practice I get before labor!
Losing the mucous plug slowly but Baby hasn't dropped though...I'm not exactly looking forward to feeling like there's a bowling ball between my legs!
I have so much to do before december but I don't even know where to start--we're moving in mid december and so everything has to be packed. And we have hundreds of books, many hardbacks which are NO fun to have to pack up. I get a little : just thinking about it but am too lazy to do anything.
I am almost 36 weeks and I must say that I am feeling pretty good. I think that has a lot to do with our new king size bed we just bought about a month or so ago! I am pretty grumpy though and wish I could see into the future so I can see exactly what day I will be having this baby so I can tell DP when to take time off of work!! I really don't want to drive myself 2 hours while in labor so I must say I can see why some people choose to be induced (not something I would EVER do). No BH contractions at all (didn't have any with the first two either), I don't think the baby has dropped yet, and no show of mucous plug.
Anyway, hope things continue to go well for everyone!! Have a great last month!!
I will be 36 weeks tomorrow... am pretty emotional and wish me and dh could keep it together... we were doing fine for a while, but now he can't handle my emotions and I can't just stop being emotional... my midwife did a nonstress test when I was worried about the baby the other day, and while it came out "fine" both she and the other midwife felt a "heaviness" to it that they didn't like and she talked to me about ways I could relieve stress/guilt, etc. so that I wouldn't be affecting the baby so much... I feel really without my dh's support in this right now though, and am really struggling with how to relieve my stress on my own and with tension between dh and I.... I have to go take another nonstress test in a little bit, I hope the baby is feeling better, though with how I feel right now I would be surprised.... ug.
Dh and I have been pretty tense. Everything he does is driving me nuts!! I don't know if it is him or me but I am having moments of thinking that there is just no way I can spend one more day with him. I have just been trying really hard to focus my attention on bonding with Lily before she is born and remembering that whatever happens with Dh I will soon having the most precious thing in the world and all the joy that she will bring.
He's been more of a wiggleworm today, and with so little room in there, I'm really feeling it alot more. Hopefully he'll sleep tonight!
Mama to Tornado Boy (6/04), The Brute (11/06), and Mischief (05/09)... expecting in February '15
~m. Mama to two! DS (11/2006) and DD (07/2010).
Went to the dr today... suposedly I have lost 3 pounds in 4 days... hmmm interesting.
there was a horrible man there when I was in line to register for my blood draw and he skipped ahead of me and pushed me aside!
then when he was leaving I was walking out and he swung the door so hard it almost hit me... I lost it and started yelling at him... I asked him how proud would your mother be seeing you barge in line in front of a pregnant women! then I called him a jackass and I felt better LOL
But I'm feeling like I'm 40+ weeks. I have TONS of BH contractions, swell up pretty bad if I'm up and about, have period-like cramps and low back ache, VERY emotional, can't sleep, pee all the time, UGH.
I also got a nasty UTI this weekend, so that isn't helping.
I got really emotional the other night though..started crying, because I just coudln't get comfortable. and I just wanted my body back!!!! But most of the time I'm content to be pregnant. I swear, my mood can change in nano-seconds lately.
I'll be 36 weeks this Saturday and feeling pretty damned good... ok, with the exception of the knee that my little one keeps insisting would feel better outside my belly than in. Other than the *constant* need to pee and the almost perpetual lack of sleep, I feel pretty good. I've always been a tummy or a back sleeper so my hips are taking a real beating from all this side sleeping... but well, I figure I'm on the home stretch now, so it can't last too much longer. Oh yeah, that heartburn really does suck. I've been downing papaya enzymes for the past few weeks and that does seem to help somewhat.
My hips and lower back are really hurting me today. I am almost ready for this baby to come but I wouldn't mind if he stayed in for a week or so more. Everything feels a lot harder these days with the extra weight. I can only do so much each day and that is difficult to accept.
I am going tomorrow for an appointment with my family doctor to see if she will also be my baby's doctor. Then I don't have an appointment with my midwives until next Wednesday when I will be picking up my home birth kit!