I had a very busy day yesterday, was on my feet from about six in the morning until eight last night and wearing very unsupportive shoes (in the process of looking for some new shoes with better support). Plus with being so busy, I really didn't get to drink enough water, so I'm fairly certain these things are the reason for the bad charlie horses. But wow, I've never felt pain like that before! My leg has been sore all day today from it.
On the plus side, I began my supply of cloth diapers today. Got a dozen prefolds with a cover. DH has been saying he wants to practice, so now he has something to practice with.
Mallory. Happily married to Joe since 6/25/05. Loving my adventure with my girls, Owyn Samantha, born 3/1/09. and Greta June, born 11/2/11
We went to a Halloween party last night. I went as Bristol Palin and won a prize for best political costume! It was fun but I am not used to staying up late and I'm exhausted today! I'm going to take a nap soon even though I slept till 10:30. I guess a pregnant lady in her 30s can't party like a pregnant teen.
My yoga teacher just gave me the name of a good massage therapist. I'm going to call her to see about making an appointment to deal with some of my low back/sacrum pain. I'm going to ask for a medical referral from my doc to get insurance to pay for it. I'll let you know how that goes. I just know I could really use a good massage!
Sue, Mama to Fiona Aileen (2/1/09) and Maeve Penelope (10/7/11)
Larissa, I hear you.
I'm having a really hard time emotionally right now too. Between money issues and some stuff going on in my neighborhood, things just aren't really great. I'm very much hoping the election will bring some good news and change, at least about the economy. I hope. At the least I will be so glad when Tuesday's over. That's been stressing me out a lot too.
I just wanted to say that you can see the jeans I was talking about in the belly photos- the 7 for all mankind are shown, but they're much the same as the ones I did myself.
Nighten- I hope you have a better week! Sounds like it's going to be an interesting week for a lot of people- DID too!
I just feel bigger, lol! The baby feels like she has definitely grown a bit over the last week or so. The movement it more all over and less down near my pubic bone.
Now is when the "fighting for space" starts, lol!
Mama to Zoe (8/00), Morgan : (10/01), Brooke9/06), Casey 20wks (2/08), and Riley : (2/09)
In some ways, I think this pregnancy has just flown by, and it other ways time is just ticking away! Some days, I think, wow, I am already 26 weeks, and other days I think . . . wow I have 14 more weeks left to go, that feels like forever!
Today my eldest dd has an irish dancing competition (called a feis) and we got an email last night from her teacher saying she had been put on a team for team dances and those dancers who didn's show up would be pulled from their solo dances....
Problem though, dd grew out of her team dress last year and we cannot afford to get her another one...so she can't dance in teams! A used team dress is $375 (if you can find one) and we could barely come up with the $50 to pay for this feis! I was beyond PO and sent an email right back. I don't what will happen when we get there but hopefully it will be okay!
Being poor sucks...but even more when it is sudden! I can't wait to dh is done with school! I know it was a good idea in the long run but while he is doing it is sucks!
Anyway, feeling good, loving fall, it has been so mild. It has been in the 70s all week, not normal but it has been NICE!
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But I vote 26 weeks complete, since that breaks it down more evenly in a 40 week period. At least from my math.
I'm going with 26 weeks complete for me. I've got a little over a week to go.
Sue, Mama to Fiona Aileen (2/1/09) and Maeve Penelope (10/7/11)
I had a lousy week with lots of contractions and spotting, but Friday my OB was back in town from her conference and she did a million tests and found everything okay. She gave me a big OMT session and everything had settled down enough for us to have people over and to feel safe tromping around with the kids for Halloween.
All's well and I'm heading into this week feeling optimistic and rested and ready to start getting ready, to start figuring out how another person will fit into our family.
I think I am so uncomfortable bc I cancelled the massage I was going to get yesterday. Murphy's law. I plan on going to the chiro but the free one at my birth center isn't there until the 3rd thursday of the month.
I did buy a couple cute/comfy things at target though so that makes me happy.
Can't believe it's November! Now I feel like it's time to really start shopping. I need to register at BRU soon. My shower is going to be the 2nd week in december and invites are going out in a week or so.
Mama to my veggie girl (1/09) and my sweet rainbow baby (9/12).
I just read that my heartburn should be getting worse- and it has been so much fun until now...not. The girls are jumpimg around just in case I forgot they were there.I started yoga again finally - last week was the forst week since I got pregnant. Wow- I am very ungraceful these days.. at least I knew not to expect to keep pace with anyone else (non-prego) but myself. The military base doesn't offer prenatal yoga - so I am making due.
I have a OB appt tomorrow - I have to convince him I don't want a Csection unless absolutely necessary. He keeps pushing it since I became pregnant from fertility treatments.
My lower back wakes me up at night - achy achy, but luckily when it i time to get up in the morning it feels better. But I suspect it will get worse. I haven't bought much yet but I did hire a doula last week... someone to pamper me - what a great thought.
Have a glorious day - I am just halfway through week 23 and counting.....
This weekend was my last major travel--I'm not supposed to travel outside of an hour from the hospital after 28 weeks since that's when I start the steroid shots to get ready for if Mia has to be delivered even earlier than 36 weeks. And since I'm already 26 weeks in 2 days, that 28 week mark is coming up quickly. We went up to Michigan to see my family--hopefully they come down here for the holidays!
BG, I hope you're able to find a solution about your daughter's dress. That stinks that they don't have ones they can share or something.
I started Hypnobabies last night. I'm really looking forward to it. If only the cats, dogs, toddler, and husband will cooperate to give me 30 minutes of peace every night.
There's nothing new with me. Just anxiously passing the time. DH is gone on a golf trip this week so I miss him. Before he left we were at his grandparents and I said to him that he has to make sure to have his cell phone on him all the time just in case there's an emergency with the pregnancy or the baby and I need him (and I do realize that this is not exactly an optimistic thought but I'm a bit of a worrier). Grandma overheard this and says that when she lost a baby back in her day Grandpa was away on business and she just let him know when he got back. I can't imagine doing that! DH would be on the first flight home if I needed him at all. Anyway, I just thought that was interesting. Although I'm not sure if the differences are generational or personality based.
My little boy has been super active the last couple of days which I love! Especially when I have the time to just sit and watch my belly move around
Before that I have a potluck meeting for my local 'Friends of Muskoka Midwives' group- it's a support group for our Midwives. I have to leave early because my appt is after, but it's going to be a busy evening! I'm hoping I can get away with the kids, eat well and enjoy myself at the potluck, come home and make dh something to eat, get the kids ready/in bed and still have a clean house when my mw shows up!
DiD, I'm very much hoping the election will bring some good news and change, at least about the economy. I hope. At the least I will be so glad when Tuesday's over. That's been stressing me out a lot too.
I am feeling well. A lot of the aches and pains I was experiencing have passed. It seems it was a stretching phase, my belly grew a lot over the past couple weeks. I have a mw appt. next wk and then an u/s the following wk to chk the placenta location. Hoping it has moved on up with my expanding belly!
I am really bad at time management and planning for things. Basically I can't seem to do anything until I am face-to-face with the deadline. I used to joke in college that I couldn't even start writing a paper unless it was due within 24 hrs.! Additionally, with major life events I tend to get totally overwhelmed and freeze up. It happened before my wedding--I felt like I had so much to do that I didn't know where to start or how to prioritize so I didn't do anything. DH and I were literally packing for our honeymoon hours before our plane left, after being at our reception all night! So I know I need to get going on preparing for this baby but I'm feeling like I don't know where to start. I had been hesitant to do anything too "official" before reaching 25 weeks but I guess we are beyond that point now (or at least I can't use it as an excuse anymore!). Maybe I should look at the calendar and try to pencil in some goals for each week.
Anywho... hope end of the 2nd tri, beginning of the third finds everyone doing well!
DD did have a crappy feis though...she didn't place in a single dance and she is only one step below being a championship level so she has to place a first in all her dances to get there and the next feis is in...yup...February! So not going to that one!
I honestly can't believe I am almost into the third trimester already. It seems crazy!
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