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morning mommas! sounds like yesterday was a bit exciting and challenging for some of you, hope this morning bring a bit more relaxation and contentment.<br><br>
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So we had our big party and it was a lot of fun. We Had a few more than 30 people come over and it rained almost the entire afternoon - but it was still a lot of fun. DH and I crawled into bed exhausted, but the house is clean and we were excited that the party went so well.<br><br>
I totally overdid it and my pelvic pain is insanely bad today, I wanted to go back to sleep, but getting up makes me yell out in pain and leaves dh scrambling to figure out how to help. So, I decided I might as well stay up. I'm debating calling my chiropractor, but gonna see if just sitting most the day will help first. I hate that I am in so much pain today after having such an awesome day yesterday, but trying not to dwell on that too much.
 

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Today is off to a bad start. Yesterday was my last day of work (yay!) and my body is celebrating by throwing round after round of intense, unrelenting nausea at me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this might be an early labour symptom, but so far it's just what it seems to be... crappy, crappy nausea and nothing else. Strangely, standing with my legs apart and rocking (which makes me knees and pelvis snap and crack like a bowl of Rice Krispies) is the only thing that sooths it.<br><br>
Ugh.<br><br>
Hope everyone else is feeling a little more positively than I am!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm debating calling my chiropractor, but gonna see if just sitting most the day will help first. I hate that I am in so much pain today after having such an awesome day yesterday, but trying not to dwell on that too much.</div>
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You should call your chiro. I was amazed what a difference one adjustment made for me. I feel like a new person.
 

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39+4 today.<br>
This is the day I had ds-- so unless I have a baby by 11:30am this babe is officially more baked than my son was.<br>
It's weird how you just kind of expect to have the baby the same time as the last one.<br>
I am going for my (hopefully) last prenatal massage today at 9am.<br>
Then I will meet dh and ds at the farmer's market.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">You should call your chiro. I was amazed what a difference one adjustment made for me. I feel like a new person.</div>
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well I'll be going in on Monday, I'm just not sure I want to pester him this weekend. I know he'll do a home visit or have me come over to his house, but thats just not something I want to do unless really needed. Will see how the morning goes, gonna see if I can sleep in the recliner some for a bit. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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39+2 here and I had that "I'm done" paradigm shift yesterday. Every stupid little thing was going wrong and I was actually emotional and crying for one of the first times this pregnancy (DH has been the overly emotional one this time around).<br><br>
DH has a DR's appt Monday and I don't know whether to want babe before then or after then. He works 3rd shift and will get pointed for taking off for the birth, and just 1 night would technically put him over the limit (and he *should* get fired, but his supervisor will vouch for him). He was off this weekend but goes back to work tomorrow night... so tonight would be a good night!!! Then he wouldn't have to miss work!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
On top of all that, GMIL is moving in soon since she sold her house. Now, I've been told that she's not moving in until AFTER babe is here, which is good... and bad, too... I know she needs a place to stay now, officially, but there is something about her that turns DS1 into the Spawn of Satan. He loves her, but when she's here, he throws, kicks, and screams the WHOLE time. And that's, well, stressful to ME! So on top of tandem nursing here in the near future, I have to tame a wild beast as well. I'm stressed just thinking about it. Maybe that's why I keep having half-assed labor and then petering out.<br><br>
Anyway, sorry to put such a huge damper on the thread already, so early in the AM.
 

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Still here, still prodromal-ing, trying to remain patient and calm, and trust in the natural birth process. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> Maybe doing the belly cast this morning will help?
 

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I'm confused.....I am completely nauseous yet I am craving Rice Krispie Squares like you wouldn't believe. I really don't want anything else, and wouldn't you know, I am out of Rice Krispies! Uggh Ohh well, if that's my worst complait, I guess I am doing just fine! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I'm here. I MIGHT be in labor. I hope. We'll see.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Still here, still prodromal-ing, trying to remain patient and calm, and trust in the natural birth process. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> Maybe doing the belly cast this morning will help?</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> I think that's a great idea! I gave myself a project yesterday and it took me out of being so on edge emotionally/mentally. I dyed things. I dyed 20 of my <a href="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3005/2637080539_3c8da85de2.jpg" target="_blank">infant prefolds</a> and some formerly stained <a href="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3047/2637908662_6f79fd6bc3.jpg" target="_blank">baby clothes</a> and some other stuff, too. It was a nice distraction.<br><br>
Show us pics of your belly cast if you do it, will ya? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
sunnymw - Mmm, I usually have a HUGE emotional breakdown a couple days before going into labor. Maybe this is it for you? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I hope so for your sake! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/dust.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dust"> Easy Labor Vibes to everyone who's ready!
 

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I have been having little crampies since late last night, which is exactly how labor started with DD. They are better this morning after I told the baby she needs to wait until tomorrow evening to make an arrival. DH is in CA and will be home in the late afternoon. I am not too interested in birthing without him here! I did double check the flight schedule to find an earlier stand by flight for him, just in case. Assuming the babe listens to me and chills out, I am taking DD out for Indian food lunch (her request... OK, not really) and a movie just to get out of the house. We will just see how the day goes!
 

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Hope everything goes well today for everyone.<br>
Nothing much going on here. 37.1 weeks.<br>
Had a small meltdown about the state of the house yesterday. I had it all tidy and within a day there was crap all over the place.<br>
It got re-tidied very quickly! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br>
I've been really even-tempered this pregnancy so I guess when I melt down it has quite the effect!
 

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I've heard that the emotional melt down thing is a great sign labor is close. Good luck to those that are close or even deliver today!!!<br><br>
My PUPPS rash is back FULL FORCE. It's that crazy insane intense itch that you can't fix or control, and makes me nuts. BLAH, I hate it. My boobs and belly itch so bad. Oh well, ok, I can totally handle this. I'm gonna chill out now.<br><br>
HulaJen~ <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> I was thinking about you all night long, I hope that you either got some sleep OR you're having a baby right now. I'm going to assume that since you haven't posted yet today that you are probably in the midst of labor right now OR have your little boy in arms.....Can't wait to hear mama!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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I hope those of you on the brink of labor or laboring get an easier time at it than it has sounded on the board the last few days!! DS has moved from posterior to some other position that has triggered my SPD with a rage last night and today. I could barely roll over in bed, or get up to pee. I, too, am calling a chiro on Monday - I need some relief even if it is for a few days only! I've never been to a chiro so I'm not sure what to expect, I just hear they are the best for this.<br><br>
I've gone to work part time this month, trying to hang in there. I have NO motivation. My partner hands me something and I don't want to do it - justifying I could go into labor whenever...knowing that is just not likely for another couple of weeks. I hope he can tolerate me so I can come back to my law firm!!<br><br>
Anxioulsy waiting for more babies to arrive!!
 

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Still here.<br><br>
The 4th was good, just hung out by my parents pool, had some hot dogs came home around 6:00pm.<br><br>
My spotting is decreasing. Not sure if that means anything. I am 40 + 3 today.<br><br>
I still feel fine waiting but I am having a lot of anxiety lately about getting the "induction" talk. I will not consent unless there are compelling reasons but I just don't want to be put in that spot.<br><br>
I have been talking to baby and asking her to come before my next midwife appt (on the 10th) if she can.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">HulaJen~ <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> I was thinking about you all night long, I hope that you either got some sleep OR you're having a baby right now. I'm going to assume that since you haven't posted yet today that you are probably in the midst of labor right now OR have your little boy in arms.....Can't wait to hear mama!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"></div>
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Aww, thanks for the concern Teneal. Not holding any baby yet though unfortunately. And thanks for the tip on the acupressure points. I also did some nipple stim which gave me some really good contractions but I thought if they were gonna amount to anything then I wouldn't be able to sleep or would wake up. So I crashed hard at like 10 after some company left (nice distraction for a while) and slept like a baby (no pun intended) the whole night - I didn't even wake up to pee! (I slept in until DH got home from work this a.m. and then we DTD :)-hence the late post)! And now the odd tightening this morning but feels more like BH than the real stuff I had yesterday. Ah well. It was good practice and kinda exciting (makes the reality definately set in) but not holding my breath for it to be anytime soon.<br>
It is funny how you kinda expect things to be similar to previous babies but with my first it was teeny contractions all day then hard all night then OB broke water and then laboured all day and had her at dinner time (33 hours total). 2nd DD was water breaking after a week of strong BH and then labour take off and birth in 4 hours! This one is proving to be different again if i am going through this prodromal stuff but hopefully it is somewhat productive and so when the real good stuff hits it won't be long!<br>
Hope my US neighbours had a great July 4th!<br>
Gonna drink some RRL tea and hit the beach with the kiddies for a bit.<br>
Hope everyone stays cool in the heat, and ELV to those that are on the brink!!
 

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I also wanted to say thank god for this MDC board. Had I been having those pains yesterday and not had this board full of information and support, I totally would've been scared into going to the hospital with prodromal labour and them probably pumping me full of pit. And while it may have been nice to hold a baby, it just isn't his time yet. This board has given me the confidence to trust in my own body and abilities and while I still have questions and doubt and believe there is still a time and place for medical intervention, I have gained so much knowledge about what we are capable of. I also do not consider myself crunchy by any means but have taken on lots of crunchy type ambitions (not circing, herbal remedies....) and I just wanted to thank all the mamas here for giving that empowering feeling to me.<br>
*sniffle sniffle* okay that's my cheese for the day! LOL
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It's weird how you just kind of expect to have the baby the same time as the last one.</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> the first thing i though when i read this was, "oh please god no!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
i had dd at 42w2d. i keep telling myself i could go that long in reality, and have even deluded myself into thinking it would be fun to have this LO on the 25th, since that's my dad's b-day. i really and truly hope i don't have to wait as long this time. but if i do, i do.<br><br>
we had an unremarkable day yesterday. i cleaned in the a.m., and dd slept in til noon. i didn't know 2.5yo's did that, but i guess she does! in fact, she's still sleeping now, and it's 11:50am here! dh got home in the afternoon (in the airlines you don't have holidays off) and took a nap so that we could go grocery shopping later. we needed to go so so so bad, and it was nice cause the store was a lot less busy than it usually is.<br><br>
normally, i unload the cart and pay while DH takes dd to ride the penny ponies a dozen times. yesterday i was really tired and there's a bench by the ponies, so DH sent me to the ponies w/dd while he checked out. he looked like he could cry when he came over to get us. him: "the bill was $220!!! and that old man behind me kept giving me dirty looks. i want to go back to the way things were where i get to be blissfully unaware when it comes time to pay." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> i said that was fine, and we both had a laugh. poor guy, i guess he didn't realize that my end of the job isn't easy either! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
i'm so glad the 4th is over! one of my dogs is a total freak when there's loud noises (like everyone trying to blow their fingers off), so we had to give him a traquilizer last night. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> i hate to see him all drugged up, but it's either him stumbling carelessly around like a drunken beagle, or he's darting around the house all night, completely underfoot, and shaking like a leaf with his tail pinned to his butt. it's such a pathetic sight to see. i'm sure people will be blowing stuff up all weekend long, but hopefully last night was the bulk of it all for poor jimmy's sake.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I also wanted to say thank god for this MDC board. Had I been having those pains yesterday and not had this board full of information and support, I totally would've been scared into going to the hospital with prodromal labour and them probably pumping me full of pit. And while it may have been nice to hold a baby, it just isn't his time yet. This board has given me the confidence to trust in my own body and abilities and while I still have questions and doubt and believe there is still a time and place for medical intervention, I have gained so much knowledge about what we are capable of. I also do not consider myself crunchy by any means but have taken on lots of crunchy type ambitions (not circing, herbal remedies....) and I just wanted to thank all the mamas here for giving that empowering feeling to me.<br>
*sniffle sniffle* okay that's my cheese for the day! LOL</div>
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I am getting so boooooored!!!! If I had something to do, I wouldn't be so impatient. *twiddles her thumbs*.<br><br>
We did go see the fireworks last night- my 20 month old actually really enjoyed them!
 
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