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GoldmanBaby09's Avatar GoldmanBaby09 08:02 PM 07-06-2009
Since no one else had started on this week, I figured I could handle it. Here we are ladies, almost a week into July already! Is anyone else experiencing a time warp, with things going by really fast and super slow at the same time?

My mom is coming up this week to stay until the baby is born. I'm trying to get things cleaned up again. I was all 'nesty' two weeks ago before my midwife's home visit, but now everything needs to be cleaned again. I can't wait for the baby to come so I can stop feeling guilty for not keeping everything clean

SequoiasMom's Avatar SequoiasMom 08:18 PM 07-06-2009
OH, I am so with you. I was going to post about how I get "everything" done and am ready for baby, then I just have to do it all over again, OR I find more to do.
Like, well, I really should clean the cabinets before the baby.
And the closets and drawers all need to be organized. I am ready to have the baby so I don't have to keep everything clean and "ready". And so I have an excuse NOT to clean.
So, yeah, same sentiments.

OTOH, I am debating getting "checked" at the midwife visit this Thursday. I'll be 39w4d. Opinions?
mags's Avatar mags 08:23 PM 07-06-2009
Yes, I totally feel the whole, "time warp" thing. I'm afraid I may be following in you footsteps. Everything is pretty much all ready (house is clean, laundry done, baby stuff finally organized) for the baby, BUT technically my edd isn't until 7/25. So, I may kick myself in a couple of wks when I have to do this ALL over again. Bah!
Avani's Avatar Avani 08:25 PM 07-06-2009
I'm nearly 41 weeks now. Every day there seems to be something to clean but i'm tired of cleaning in anticipation of labor! My house is clean, come on baby!'

Went to the chiropractors today and i couldn't handle much of the session. She does a lot of energy work and i got really light headed and hot and couldn't do much. She released a lot and now i am super crampy. I'm ready!

Waiting to hear word on the court decision, should be any minute now. Yikes so stressful waiting.
serenekitten's Avatar serenekitten 08:36 PM 07-06-2009
Today I've noticed quite a bit of swelling in my feet, so I tried sitting in a recliner (it's soooo uncomfortable) and it hasn't done anything. My hands look okay, but my face is a bit puffy. I'm not supposed to see my midwife until Friday, and I don't need another high blood pressure scare.

I'm bored and lonely and frustrated. [/whine]
BlessedEarthMother's Avatar BlessedEarthMother 09:14 PM 07-06-2009
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OTOH, I am debating getting "checked" at the midwife visit this Thursday. I'll be 39w4d. Opinions?

I was not checked at all with DS1 until I was ready to push and that's the way I want it again this time. I totally trust that my labor will start at the perfect time for me and my baby. Then, once I am in labor, I don't want to know either. Our bodies and minds have a way of going to another dimension and I don't want to know how much time is passing or how much I'm "progressing". I just want to go with the flow......
tracymom1's Avatar tracymom1 10:27 PM 07-06-2009
I was checking my own cervix but stopped last week. If I continue it will just become an obsession and I can't have that kind of pressure right now! I am really, really, really trying to just let things be and take each day as it comes. So much harder than it sounds!

I am really starting to slow down... that time warp thing is pretty crazy. I can't believe it's July 6th already but every minute feels like an eternity. It is a really strange feeling to be a parent already but have no idea what it will feel like to go into labor. People always say "oh, but you have been through this before you you know what to expect" but I had a scheduled section with my first so I have no clue! I have never been this pregnant before!

So how was everyone's holiday? We did nothing on Saturday - it was pretty rainy and icky here and I felt like crap. Sunday DH's family came over for a BBQ and it was nice but probably more work than I needed right now. I feel like I am still recovering.

It's so exciting to see all our babies being born! :
kellykins's Avatar kellykins 10:35 PM 07-06-2009
We had the same weather, tracymom, for the 4th (in central indiana)- we drove to IKEA in Ohio and got pieces of dd's new dresser replaced that were majorly screwed up when we bought them the week before... (grr) but yesterday was beautiful, went to a huge neighborhood cookout, they put off loads of fireworks, it was great.

I have been having lots and lots of BH, like very regularly and intense enough for me to really notice them this afternoon/evening... not sure if they will develop into anything, but I'm sure hoping!!!
Ianthe's Avatar Ianthe 11:30 PM 07-06-2009
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I'm nearly 41 weeks now. Every day there seems to be something to clean but i'm tired of cleaning in anticipation of labor! My house is clean, come on baby!'

Went to the chiropractors today and i couldn't handle much of the session. She does a lot of energy work and i got really light headed and hot and couldn't do much. She released a lot and now i am super crampy. I'm ready!

Waiting to hear word on the court decision, should be any minute now. Yikes so stressful waiting.
I hope yours comes soon!!!
an_aurora's Avatar an_aurora 05:16 AM 07-07-2009
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Waiting to hear word on the court decision, should be any minute now. Yikes so stressful waiting.
Any word Mama?
Quindin's Avatar Quindin 07:57 AM 07-07-2009
Avani, I hope you heard some good news from the court!
Oh, and that baby decides to come soon!
GoodNamesGone's Avatar GoodNamesGone 08:33 AM 07-07-2009
I want off this ride now.

I'm starting to freak out about if I'll be induced, or not, and how long do I wait if baby isn't showing signs of coming on her own. I don't want to have a C/S and most women in my family get them- and not because they schedule them either!

*sigh* I wish baby would just get here so I can stop being a mess.

I try to clean and be constructive (and distracted), but my body just isn't up for it anymore.
alicewyf's Avatar alicewyf 10:06 AM 07-07-2009
Avani, I hope you get good news from the court!!

Yesterday was my first day of maternity leave and I am already going stir-crazy. I knit a baby hat, did lots of baking, did lots of errands, etc. I have no idea what to do today. I know I should be grateful for the downtime to rest but I'm a pretty active person. I'm not good at relaxing!

I kind of hope the baby comes a little early. I'll be 38 weeks on Saturday, and anytime after that is fine with me. I was born at 39 weeks. Hopefully I take after my mom!

Luckily, I don't feel that bad physically. DH and I have been able to remain intimate and I'm not in huge amounts of discomfort. Has anyone gotten REALLY crampy after sex? Yesterday morning I had to breathe through a few menstrual-cramp like feelings. I'm not sure if they were contractions or not, but I'm almost positive they were brought on by sex Sunday night . Now everything feels normal down there.
bajamergrrl's Avatar bajamergrrl 12:09 PM 07-07-2009
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Has anyone gotten REALLY crampy after sex? Yesterday morning I had to breathe through a few menstrual-cramp like feelings. I'm not sure if they were contractions or not, but I'm almost positive they were brought on by sex Sunday night . Now everything feels normal down there.
Why yes, this is what happens to me. DH and I haven't DTD very much during this pregnancy but when we have I usually have contractions afterward. Last time I had a combination of BH and crampy feelings.
christibale's Avatar christibale 01:17 PM 07-07-2009
I have had the baby, and I am so happy. I feel like a clock has started though and that I must enjoy every second. I'm talking to my husband about having more kids already, and he thinks I'm crazy. I hated BEING pregnant, but now I miss being pregnant. I want another newborn to snuggle when this baby is too old to be snuggled all the time.

My stitches got infected and then tore out. After 4 hours of serious pain, it has been repaired. I'm on bedrest until they have healed more. HOWEVER, my DH decided to take a business trip this week, so I am home and on bedrest with a baby and a 2 year old, and it's worrying me. Many friends and family have decided to come see the baby to handle their own curiosity, but now that I actually need help no one is available, so we are having to pay someone to come help me out, which I find incredibly ridiculous.

Additionally, people have not been restrained in telling me of their disapproval of the name that we chose, which I find upsetting and rude.

I am feeling a little down, but at least I have a snuggly baby who loves and needs me.
penstamon's Avatar penstamon 01:38 PM 07-07-2009
to everyone! I hope things start looking up for those of you feeling down.

christibale- its just ridiculous that friends and family can find the time to satisfy themselves and yet just leave you high and dry. Hopefully this business trip won't last too long and you will have DH back and start healing again.

I am another one going a little stir-crazy now that I am home. If you read my anti-social thread you can see that my social life is not a good outlet for the boredom/cooped up feeling. I still have cleaning/rearranging/sewing/weaving to do but now that I have time I don't care to get it done. I am only 37.5w so I feel like I shouldn't rush through everything and then sit around for the next 2-4 weeks.

I guessed right that my friend it throwing us a last ditch effort baby party this weekend, but since she is surprising us, most of my other friends don't know and won't be there. She invited some of her friends that I don't know well, so I feel sorta weird about it and of course- anti-social. I know, I'm being an ungrateful b*tch.

Still not "ready" for baby but feeling closer. Maybe once I figure out this highway-robbery healthcare situation...
georgiegirl1974's Avatar georgiegirl1974 01:45 PM 07-07-2009
My ILs arrived last Wednesday (from Eastern Europe), and they are driving me NUTS. I really want to have this baby ASAP (38.5 weeks now), but I know once I have him, then the ILs will be hovering around me all of the time and giving unsolicited advice.

My last day of work is Thursday, and I think I'll go to the LLL meeting on Friday morning, then out to lunch, and then to a movie in the afternoon. I have DD signed up for daycare full time for the next week in case I go into labor. I'd much rather she be at daycare with her friends and teachers than with the ILs at home. (MIL left her outside alone on the deck with the grill on the other day...WTF was she thinking?).
Avani's Avatar Avani 01:53 PM 07-07-2009
The update isn't so great and now i am beyond stressed. Here is the link

I'm home for the summer with all of my kids and i just try to plan one outdoor outing a day with all of them. The beach, a trail, the farmer's market. Anything to pass the time. I don't remember what i did before kids but i would probably just take the time to hang out with a few friends or get a massage!

Christi i'm sorry your husband left. I too have no help so i can understand. In fact i was always left after birth with multiple children to care for because my ex husband was truly selfish and didn't think i needed help after recovering from childbirth. ANd i love the name Cyprus! My close friend named her son that.

Quindin, don't put any stock into the cm dialated. You know it really means nothing!
Ianthe's Avatar Ianthe 01:57 PM 07-07-2009
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Originally Posted by christibale View Post
I have had the baby, and I am so happy. I feel like a clock has started though and that I must enjoy every second. I'm talking to my husband about having more kids already, and he thinks I'm crazy. I hated BEING pregnant, but now I miss being pregnant. I want another newborn to snuggle when this baby is too old to be snuggled all the time.

My stitches got infected and then tore out. After 4 hours of serious pain, it has been repaired. I'm on bedrest until they have healed more. HOWEVER, my DH decided to take a business trip this week, so I am home and on bedrest with a baby and a 2 year old, and it's worrying me. Many friends and family have decided to come see the baby to handle their own curiosity, but now that I actually need help no one is available, so we are having to pay someone to come help me out, which I find incredibly ridiculous.

Additionally, people have not been restrained in telling me of their disapproval of the name that we chose, which I find upsetting and rude.

I am feeling a little down, but at least I have a snuggly baby who loves and needs me.


Not a good time to be left alone I hope you get some good rest and help.
bajamergrrl's Avatar bajamergrrl 06:00 PM 07-07-2009
christibale - I hope you can get some much needed help.

Avani - I'm outraged on your behalf.


On a nicer note, I just returned from DH's workplace where his co-workers gave us a mini-shower. I thought they might have chipped in to get us a group gift but several individuals got us multiple items. I'm really touched by it. The gifts are mostly more mainstream than I would've gone but I'm really grateful that people cared that much about us.
an_aurora's Avatar an_aurora 07:42 PM 07-07-2009
Oh no I'm sorry Avani, like you need more stress now :
an_aurora's Avatar an_aurora 07:49 PM 07-07-2009
My friend is in labor! : Little brat isn't even due for another 10 days! I'm so jealous!
tracymom1's Avatar tracymom1 07:52 PM 07-07-2009
Avani, I am outraged! I cannot believe the family court system. We'll just have to hope for the best on the 31st.

And Christi, that sucks. I had my scar ripped open at about a week PP last time and it was more painful than I thought it could ever be. I hope you heal very soon. I wish I still lived in Monmouth. I would come and help!
LilMamiBella's Avatar LilMamiBella 08:06 PM 07-07-2009
I spent the day making 6 meals to freeze and then the kids helped clean out the pantry. I still have 5 meals to do tomorrow. Dh is planning on going to a conference 9 hours away from here from the 9-12. I have nothing planned this week. Its so boring around here. I keep telling the baby its fine for her to come out now. She's already starting to ignore me and she's not out of the womb yet!
Avani's Avatar Avani 08:26 PM 07-07-2009
All i want to do today is lay in bed and watch movies. I've been up with the kiddos but i suddenly feel like the baby has changed her mind and i am having zero contractions and zero labor like feelings. Last week i had lots of contractions and mucous, this week nada!

Thanks for the support. My lawyer and i are going to draft a new declaration for the next hearing, and i guess he is rescheduling the hearing. Waiting on that word!

I'm going to go and immerse myself in a pint of Ben and Jerry's
kellykins's Avatar kellykins 11:27 AM 07-08-2009
I think I am officially nesting... taking a 2 min break from whirlwind cleaning (I even just cleaned the utility room ) to say hi to ya'll and check in on the new babies!!! Still hopeful for a 070809 babe, body did a (ahem) rather thorough intestinal cleanout this a.m.... hoping that is a good sign....
serenekitten's Avatar serenekitten 12:08 PM 07-08-2009
Maybe you ladies can help me out...

I woke up at 5AM with a backache, chills, and nausea. I had a few fleeting headaches -- they'd last for a few moments and then go away. I got up and poked around the kitchen, but did not feel like eating at all. My bowels cleaned themselves out in good shape. I had a few contractions here and there -- they'd start off as a backache and then spread out across my uterus -- but I couldn't find a pattern to them. Finally, I managed to get a piece of toast down and relaxed enough to get a couple more hours of sleep. I'm back to having the mild contractions I was having before this morning.

So what the heck was that all about? I thought my body was trying to kill me. :
mags's Avatar mags 12:50 PM 07-08-2009
Serenekitten, I don't know. I seem to go through that every night btwn 2-5am, I have those type of symptoms and then I finally fall back asleep and the symptoms go away. It's really frustrating.

As for us, I am tired of trying to get the house ready. Today, took the kids to the natural center's walk and talk and then after lunch I am taking the kids to see Monsters vs. Aliens at the discount theater. After that I have an ob appt. I keep hoping that this baby will come this wk, b/c I am just sick of being pregnant. Stupid nausea and vomiting finally went away in the past month, only for me to feel so big that I'm still miserable anyway...
an_aurora's Avatar an_aurora 12:53 PM 07-08-2009
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I woke up at 5AM with a backache, chills, and nausea.
: Me too! What the crap? : It's almost 7 am here, I have been up for about an hour, and I went to bed at 1am. I feel cruddy and like I'm going to puke. I have a MW appt today and then I think I'm going to go get a pedicure--I have a gift cert to a spa that I never spent and maybe a good foot massage will put me in labor! If nothing else it will feel good and I will have purdy toes
Avani's Avatar Avani 02:17 PM 07-08-2009
I had that happen last week, prodromal labor.

Nothing happenening for me. I'm 41 weeks today. Tired of everyone's comments and ready to hide out until the babe comes. I do have to be in court on friday so i assume the babe is waiting. I'm feeling tired and discouraged right now. I wish i could afford a massage or something to relax my body.
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