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#1 of 75 Old 02-02-2009, 12:12 PM - Thread Starter
 
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FEBRUARY!

OMG!

My home is in renovation chaos.... I've had to totally let go of keeping ANYTHING clean and just go with the flow. DH is on the 2nd coat of spackle. 3rd coat coming this week, and then..... the SANDING. 'nuff said.

Spin cycle on the washer knocked a bottle of detergent on to the carpeted floor, where the top popped off and the WHOLE (new... full) BOTTLE leaked all over the floor. Great. The only okay thing about that is we were planning on replacing the carpet within the next few weeks anyways. Sigh.

Hoping for a snow day tomorrow, so I can stay home and do some sorting and organizing (no cleaning.....)

Feeling okay. Slept horribly last night as DH is getting a cold which means CONSTANT SNORING. I mean wake-the-dead-no-amount-of-rolling-over-will-stop-it-so-loud-it-wakes-the-dog snoring. I went to bed and left him on the couch, and it was STILL difficult because he was so loud. After my 4am bathroom trip I didn't really get a chance to fall asleep again, BAH!

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Mama2b on the snoring my dh snores terrible all the time (it's so bad that when he had his surgery they had to move him to a private room to come out of the anesthia)

I'm tired, sore and getting sick starting to get excited about the baby coming though. Ordered the birth supplies last week and we decided to get a birthpool last night so I'll be ordering that soon too

Can anyone explain why mother nature has cursed us with a nesting urge when we're big and uncomfortable?

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Can anyone explain why mother nature has cursed us with a nesting urge when we're big and uncomfortable?
to keep us from becoming big blobs of mush....

and to incorporate SOME degree of exercise into our day (no matter how small)

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Gasp, I can't believe it's February already! : I have my "main" shower this weekend!!!! (I say main because some close girlfriends are throwing me one here in Boston but I am having the family and home friends one this weekend). I cannot wait to figure out what we have and what we still need, etc!!!!

I'm very irritable today. I went to bed really late (bad Michelle) and then woke up at 4 to go to the bathroom and started to feel like I couldn't breathe. Then I started giving myself anxiety thinking about how when not pregnant sometimes I feel like I can't take a deep breath (I think it's anxiety related) and it will weird me out until I can. I started to think about how much bigger I am going to get over the next several weeks and how my doctor said we are going to have to monitor my comfort level/ability to breathe since I'm measuring 4 weeks ahead and I started getting all panicky! Lucikly, I was able to calm myself down and fall back to sleep. I'm just worried that the nights of not much sleep are going to become the norm and I know I feel worse mentally when I don't sleep well. I am one of those who will definitely sleep when baby sleeps once he is here!

Also, (sorry for all the negative ranting but I guess that's what we are all here for? - I try so hard to not do too much irl) I am starting to find that my stomach is in overdrive sensitive mode. This just started recently, but lately whenever I eat something I start to get the feelings of sour stomach. I haven't really had diarreah (sorry tmi) but I just get that feeling and have to go right away and it is sometimes looser. I'm just not sure where this is coming from.

Finally, I'm also really starting to get discouraged by my pelvic bone/groin area pain. It's pretty bad at times. After I sit for awhile and then stand up I find it really painful to walk. I mentioned this to my doctor and she basically just said - that's one of the things that comes along with pregnancy. While I know this is true, it's still bringing me down today.

Sorry, I guess I'm just having one of those days . I need to put my butt to bed early tonight!!!!

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Oh dear, laundry soap and carpet are not a good mix...any way you're replacing with tile? GL!

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Oh dear, laundry soap and carpet are not a good mix...any way you're replacing with tile? GL!

unfortunately no..... in our tiny house - laundry is in DSD's room.

so I'll just have to keep the laundry soap on the floor and not on the top of an unsteady shelf!

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We had a very busy weekend...Im using today to catch up on emails, laundry and take a nap! Please continue to pray for my sister...she is back in the hospital. I am hosting a letter writing party this month for Friends of Iowa Midwives...we need more options here and I'm glad I have a simple way to help! If you know any Iowans send them to the FOIM website!
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I have officially accepted that sleep just isn't going to happen. My great plans for moving gabrielle into DH's bed before this baby arrives were dashed when she broke her collarbone last week. She still is in a lot of pain despite the pain meds that I am having to keep her on. There just isn't enough time left to get her better, have DH take 2 business trips, I have to take one trip back to Denver, and gradually move her before #3 arrives. Sigh. She is such a light sleeper that it is going to be a nightmare having her and newborn in the same bed, I'm afraid that no one is going to get any sleep, I barely got any before this. And I'm most certainly not sleeping now since she fell and isn't sleeping that much herself.

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peony--

I can only sleep some on the couch...I wonder why is that?? poor dh is being very understanding about it, but I feel bad...oh well, it is the only place I am sleeping any at all right now...

my nips are peeling...wonder why there too?? I posted in Breastfeeding to see what they say...

I feel VERY VERY sleepy...getting some stuff done, but am soooo tired....

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Ugh! : I didn't pass my 1 hour. I was 5 points over...so now next week I have to do the 3 hour test. Does anyone know if there is a better time of day to do the test? Also iif I were to do No sugar or Carbs this week if that would make a difference in the testing? I need to pass this so I can stay with my midwives and have peace of mind about our birth!
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Hugs to all of the mamas who are having a stressful start to the week.

I'm feeling kind of pumped (wobblyKate...you too?)...today is Feb 2 and I am due on April 2. Holy Smokes, it's sure coming fast!!!!!

Yeee Haaawww!
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for all you mamas


Baby is serious rolling today. I keep feeling MAJOR movement, the full baby body kind, its quite startling.

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It's February... which means I might have a baby NEXT MONTH!!!! (Due April 3rd, and my last one came at 39+ weeks). Wow.

I have so much to do around this house before baby comes!

I did buy a few girl and a few boy outfits. Ii figure if I have a girl, I'll give the boy outfits to my BIL and his wife who are expecting a boy in June. And if I have a boy... I'll save the girl outfits for the next girl born into our family or friends.

I had a great date this weekend with my husband. He surprised me for my 31st birthday with an overnight babysitter, and reservations at a seafood restaurant I've been dying to try and some beautiful pearl earrings. And in the morning we went out shopping for the baby without the other kids tagging along. It was lots of fun to have just my husband and I focusing on the new baby.

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Finally, I'm also really starting to get discouraged by my pelvic bone/groin area pain. It's pretty bad at times. After I sit for awhile and then stand up I find it really painful to walk. I mentioned this to my doctor and she basically just said - that's one of the things that comes along with pregnancy. While I know this is true, it's still bringing me down today.
Get yourself a V2 supporter. They seriously ROCK! They're a bit pricy, but they are oh-so-worth-it in terms of pelvic/groin pain relief... especially if you have SPD or vulvar variscosities. And if you get your midwife/doctor to write a note, sometimes you can submit that to insurance for reimbursement.
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I'm feeling kind of pumped (wobblyKate...you too?)...today is Feb 2 and I am due on April 2. Holy Smokes, it's sure coming fast!!!!!

Yeee Haaawww!
Yes! : Yes!: I have SOOO much to do!

I was so tired today, though. I had a hard time falling asleep last night and then had to get up early and take DH to a dr's appt for his thyroid. Came home and crashed for an hour. I could easily sleep longer but I feel like I'm wasting the day off.

Time to clean the bedroom. yay

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Shineliketheson... I wish I had advice to help you pass the test.

momma2b_k... I hope the soap spill ends up being a good thing in the end (ie. to make sure it gets replaced before baby). still,

As for it being Feb already... wowzers! I had my midwife appt. this morning. There are four at the centre I go to so I see a different one all the time to make sure I get to know them. wEll, today it was with my old neighbour, whose kids also go to my son's school. We had a great chat. It was so much fun. We had to squeeze in the clinical stuff at the end. I am measuring 4cm small and I haven't gained any weight since December. But, that's a pattern with my pgs so I'm not too worried. I'll request an u/s if I'm still that small at my next appt. in two weeks. He's moving tons and from what the m/w could feel he's a good size, so no obvious reason to worry.

And after my m/w appt. I met with my potential new supervisor... and we finished our meeting with her saying how excited she is to work with me!!! I feel absolutely elated. This is a dream come true. I finally get to do the work I have all my life wanted to do. It's not finalized because I still need to find a new department to accept my transfer, but I can't even begin to explain to you how significant this is for me. So, it's been a great Monday!
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Congrats Lilgreen!!!! How about I give you two of the centimeters that I'm measuring ahead and then it will even out for us

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Does anyone know if there is a better time of day to do the test? Also iif I were to do No sugar or Carbs this week if that would make a difference in the testing? I need to pass this so I can stay with my midwives and have peace of mind about our birth!
I don't know about time of day, but given that you're fasting before I would go for the morning just for sanity's sake. And I've heard that no sugar/no carbs actually makes it *harder* to pass the test, since your body won't be used to metabolizing the sugar boost. You can also try being kind of active during the waiting time- you're supposed to sit there, but even swinging your legs or doing some minor (aka secret) exercise might help to metabolize the sugar. Good luck!!

I found out today that my car needs a new transmission. So instead I'm going to try to sell it cheaply (and honestly- I'll tell them in the ad) on craigslist. I can't afford a major car repair right now, especially since we'll have no problem going back to being a one car family during my maternity leave. I went from total stress to kind of excited over the course of the afternoon. We've only had a second car since the fall, our new car is a better fit for the family. Yippee for the cost savings during my maternity leave- one less insurance payment and an infusion of some extra cash coming soon!!

I also got to meet Dawn and Cayden for the first time today, so it's been a pretty good day! Neela had a lot of fun, and is still talking about Dawn's amazing brownies

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I can only sleep some on the couch...I wonder why is that?? poor dh is being very understanding about it, but I feel bad...oh well, it is the only place I am sleeping any at all right now...

my nips are peeling...wonder why there too?? I posted in Breastfeeding to see what they say...

I feel VERY VERY sleepy...getting some stuff done, but am soooo tired....
Are you using soap on your nipples? That could be why, winter dryness+soap+pg skin can equal peeling skin especially on sensitive nipples. I had this a few weeks back, and once I stopped using soap and after a few applications of an herbal nursing balm, the peeling stopped.

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I also got to meet Dawn and Cayden for the first time today, so it's been a pretty good day! Neela had a lot of fun, and is still talking about Dawn's amazing brownies
Great to meet you too!
I still can't believe how great those brownies are, who woulda thought black beans could make such a lovely dessert :

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Hi ladies!
I definately am on an upswing: bronchitis kicked and now I'm loading on the live cultures (mmm. homemade sauerkraut and yogurt...) to get the tummy critters back in full form. I've started swimming again, and baby has FINALLY gone from transverse to some vertically oriented position, which is eminently more comfy for us both. I notice alot less strong movement though: is it possible it's facing inwards now? It's definately still kicking around, but I'm not getting the whole-tummy shifts anymore.
I have my 3 hour test thursday, and am keeping fingers crossed you other mamas going through this too.
I'm due April 4th, but my mom had all her kids at least 2 weeks early (I was 6 weeks early and still 6.5 pounds!), so am feeling like kiddo may show up in march. We are *starting* to have things fall into place preperation wise: I'm so admirative of you ladies who are all ready. We're planning on bedsharing, so I just have to figure out a changing/cothes&toy storage area. My DP is making a beautiful walnut hutch for the kitchen, which I may steal to use for baby for a couple of years. If he finishes it in time!
I've started a "birth day" quilt, and am cleaning out my sewing room to make a baby area. or rather, in my ehad I'm diong all this. In reality I'm still zonked alot of the time and have planned it all out in paper.
anyone else wiped out?

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I go through phases where I'm pretty wiped out. I know I am having a really hard time getting up in the morning. I realized today that I have mastered snoozing in my sleep. My alarm started going off at 6:40 and I snoozed until 7:30 before I realized what was going on!

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Yep, wiped out here. I'm always tired and have no energy. For every one good day I get, I have 5 bad ones.

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Wow... I wonder which one of all of us will have their baby first?

It's getting amazingly (shockingly!) close, isn't it?

BTW, for anyone taking the 3 hour after not passing the 1 hour:

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Sorry about the sickies... and the tired mamas... and the carpet! *groan*

Comfort level just keeps going down. *sigh* I'm starting to get that "Hey, kid, this is MY body" feeling.

Also, my niece had a baby this past weekend and she STOLE OUR BABY'S NAME!

GRRR. She claims, "Oh, is that what you were going to name yours? I didn't know."

Yeah. Right. I only said it 100x at xmas. Wonder where she got the idea?

So it's back to the drawing board...

*sigh*

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Oh no Dawn!!!! You have had him named since before you even knew what you were having :'(. I'm so sorry!

We are getting close, aren't we :!! I am definitely experiencing the hey kid this is MY body thing too at times. I know part of my is going to miss being pregnant, but I am looking forward to meeting him on the outside and then getting to feel like me again!

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Also, my niece had a baby this past weekend and she STOLE OUR BABY'S NAME!

GRRR. She claims, "Oh, is that what you were going to name yours? I didn't know."

Yeah. Right. I only said it 100x at xmas. Wonder where she got the idea?

So it's back to the drawing board...

*sigh*
Are you kidding me :

If that happened to us, I don't think we could change it...too late. I'm so sorry.

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Also, my niece had a baby this past weekend and she STOLE OUR BABY'S NAME!

GRRR. She claims, "Oh, is that what you were going to name yours? I didn't know."

Yeah. Right. I only said it 100x at xmas. Wonder where she got the idea?

So it's back to the drawing board...

*sigh*
Wow. This would be really upsetting for me. My parents named my little brother Peter and my aunt who had her baby a few months later also named her son Peter. It worked out fine having two of them in the family and they (the boys) were even pretty close and didn't seem to mind. The name is very different to me when I think of each.

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Congrats Lilgreen!!!! How about I give you two of the centimeters that I'm measuring ahead and then it will even out for us
I think dh would appreciate that. He seemed pretty concerned last night about me being small, but I'm feeling fine with it all since I've been through it twice before (being sent for u/s in the third tri due to measuring small... even with ds1 who came out chubby and 8lb 5oz). I like to think I'm lucky I'm so small. I figure it's because I'm tall (5'9") and I have a long torso - so lots of room for baby.

And to think that just 10 wks ago I was thinking it might be twins because i was so big so early. I really don't look like I've grown at all since then. lol.
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That sucks about the name stealing. I would be irate

I'm actually hot. Really hot. I'm at work and some of my coworkers were complaining so I think it's just hot in here. I'm tired and uncomfyrtable too so miserable. I can't wait to get out of here today

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MI_DAWN, I would definitely keep the name you've had so long. How aggravating! If you really love it, and have "already" named him, why should you have to change it?

I'm ready to be done, too. I know it's best for baby to hang in there, and it's going to be a long 8-10 weeks. I read somewhere that caucasian boys gestate longer, so here we go again...

I was happy to be stalled at the same weight for nearly 2 weeks due to severe acid reflux - I couldn't eat hardly anything. A bowl of cereal in the am left me still struggling at dinnertime. Then I discovered a stronger OTC med and now I can eat again. So, I've gained around 3 pounds in the last week?!! : That puts me at my 35 lbs. so I'm definitely going to go over again. Hopefully I'll get my VBAC and the weight will come off better and faster than it did last time.

DS is on antibiotics for the first time in his little life, so I had a long morning getting him to his Dr., getting lunch for DH, getting the Rx filled and a probiotic picked up (with some chocolate for me, of course ). Then home to eat lunch and feed DS and put him down for a LOOOOONG nap (I hope - we both need it!). I'm sick, too. I had a sore throat last night - any suggestions for soothing that, anyone? - and am DEAD tired today. The fatigue has definitely returned, so I empathize with all of you on that.

I canceled piano lessons (I teach) for today and tomorrow and just wish I could be done with it for good right now. I plan to teach another month at least. After baby, no more lessons here - I couldn't manage taking care of an infant and toddler and teaching lessons all at once! Anyone else ready for a break?

Isn't it beautiful outside (that is, if you're in north central Texas - 65 today)? I wish I had the energy to do some shrub pruning that needs to be done...

Sorry for the rambling. We're getting close, girls!

Happy wife and also mommy to my two boys, 12-12-07 (c-sec) and 04-05-09 (vbac!) and another due in December.
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Here are the pics to prove that my tummy has not grown since my last belly shot at 19 weeks.

Today at 29wks, 2days:
http://4wdutq.bay.livefilestore.com/...g/IMG_3835.JPG

At 19 weeks:
http://7v06fa.bay.livefilestore.com/...U/IMG_3477.JPG

I think I'm even smaller now! And, today's picture was taken after eating a big lunch. Craziness. Should I be worried? I'm doubting my calm now.

eta: I just called the midwives and one of them is going to call back soon.
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