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<p>I hope everyone had a happy New Year.  Ours was good other than I had to work.</p>
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<p>Things are going well with the pregnancy.  I've decided to have another u/s to check things out.  I'm not sure exactly why I'm wanting this u/s because I'm not much for u/s usually.  I don't know if it is because I just want to see the baby again or if my mommy brain is trying to tell me something.  I guess I'll figure it out on the 5th.</p>
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<p>I hope all is well with all of you.</p>
 

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<p>Wow- new year already.  Crazy.  I can't believe it's getting so close to baby time!!  <img alt="orngbiggrin.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif"></p>
 

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<p>Here I am! A full 28 weeks means I'm a week into the third trimester and right around 3 months from giving birth (give or take).  My gestational diabetes screening is Tuesday.  I hope it goes well.</p>
 

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<p>Happy 2011!  I just talked to DH today about my plan.  I have an u/s Tuesday to see if the previa is cleared.  The baby is breech, and is constantly all kinds of breech.  I don't think she's ever been head down, so if I'm going to try for the VBA2C (if the previa is clear, which they said in L&D after a very cursory u/s), I need to start thinking about how I'm sitting and stuff. </p>
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<p>I'll be 30 weeks in a couple days.  If everything looks good, I'm going to try to pick up a used Hypnobabies course.  If there's still some previa, I'm going to go ahead and call it and schedule the c-section and start wrapping my head around another c-section.</p>
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<p>I think a lot of the poor behavior of the small people around here has to do with the anxiety of the new little person. </p>
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<p>I was happy I passed the second GTT this pregnancy (and the last, right?).  More cookies!  More cake!  I was overweight when I found out I was pregnant, but I weighed myself yesterday and have still just gained 7 pounds.  I feel like a cow, though.  I should probably put a new battery in our scale, just to make sure.  The Dr.s office had me at 227 last appointment (in a vest and scarf and boots), but my scale (a month later) still says 224.  I was 225 when I gave birth to both kids - with DD I gained 40something pounds (maybe 50), and with DS I think I started heavier and gained 20 or 30.  I have been eating like a pig, though, and taking pepcid complete every night because of the reflux.</p>
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<p>I guess it's time to start getting ready, huh?</p>
 

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<p>Hope your test goes well, Neuromancer!</p>
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<p>I`m 31wks and have about 9wks left!!! I have been (kidney stone) pain free for 24hrs. <span><img alt="joy.gif" height="39" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif" width="42"></span> I hope it stay this way. lol</p>
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<p>I started to clean a bit around the house but especially in my room where I need a spot for the baby. So today, that what we did and Now I have a spot for either the playpen with a bassinet or the crib. Still not sure what I really want. I guess we'll start with the playpen and if baby sleep well in there, we may buy a crib.  Now on to clean the rest of the house. UGH</p>
 

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<p>31 weeks on Wednesday!</p>
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<p>We had a bit of a scare yesterday. We woke up really late, around 9:30, and the kids were keeping themselves occupied so DH and I took advantage of the alone time to be intimate, let's say. Afterward I started getting contractions that were between 2 and 10 minutes apart, mostly 5 minutes apart, and pretty uncomfortable. I drank a bunch of water and laid down on my side but they didn't go away, so I had my mom pick up the kids and we went to the hospital. I was really nervous about going in because something similar had happened with my first daughter and when we went in they totally freaked out and guilt-tripped me into taking narcotic pain killers (actually said if I didn't do what they said that my baby would die or be severely handicapped), kept me overnight, then had me on bedrest for 2.5 months. I was much more impressed with the people at this hospital, maybe it's just newer protocol but they hooked me up to a monitor, gave me a TON of water to drink, took some samples, checked my cervix manually and then with an ultrasound. They said my cervix was open 1 cm and that it was probably not a big deal since this is number 3, but that it was very long (3 cm), so looked "reassuring". So they kept me or another hour and a half or so, checked my cervix again and said it was the same, sent me home and said to take it easy for 24 hours after the contractions stopped, or obviously call them again if they got worse. All in all they just seemed way more professional, relaxed, and rational, so I'm feeling pretty good about my care providers, which is always good.</p>
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<p>I still don't know what was really going on, although the contractions ceased to be uncomfortable after I got some food in my stomach. They kept coming the rest of the day, but this morning were gone. I'm so relieved not to be on bedrest again! And obviously to not have been in labor.</p>
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<p>Other than that things are fine, New Year's Eve was pretty good. We just stayed home and watched movies and played games with the girls, and at midnight the girls ran around the house banging pots and pans, while the rest of the neighborhood shot guns into the air. Yes, seriously. In the middle of the city.</p>
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<p>I got a new game for the girls for Christmas, it's called Equate, it's like Scrabble but with math equations instead of words. It's SO much fun, and, for this house full of math and science nerds, WAY better than Scrabble. It's a good game for a family because you can play at different levels, so the kids can keep things fairly simple while the adults can do more complex things. When the kids don't have anything easy to do the adults can help out and do a little math lesson. Totally recommended! We've been playing almost nonstop all week.</p>
 

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<p>32 weeks on Tuesday!  I can't believe how close we are all getting. </p>
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<p>Katroshka - sorry to hear about your scare.  I'm glad everything has calmed down.  That game sounds fun!</p>
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<p>Neuromancer - good luck on your GD test! Thankfully, I passed the 1 hour one, phew!</p>
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<p>Hello to everyone else!  I am really going to try and keep up with this month's chat thread.  I have a growth U/S in 2 weeks from tomorrow.  I'm pretty excited to see how big they think the baby is and which way he is facing.  I am trying for a VBAC and I have been doing a lot of positioning exercises and have been going to the chiropractor and I really hope this little man gets into a LOA (that's the best one, right?) position soon (if he isn't already there - though he feels like he moves around a lot still) and STAYS THERE!!!!  I have been feeling pretty good but have been starting to get to that uncomfortable stage. </p>
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<p>Happy New Year to all!</p>
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<p>Hey all, I am so excited to be at 31 weeks now!! whoo!   I know I typically don't post much, but I do come and check and read the board to see how everyone is doing. I go in tomorrow for my regular OB visit. I am not sure when I have another u/s to check on my placenta previa . It was complete at 28 weeks. I am hoping it has moved.  I know this little bebe has moved for sure.. he feels like he is breech now.. ugh! Although, he could flip to head down. I just want this  crazy previa to clear.  I have felt some odd scratchy feelings down low, so I am hoping that means my uterus has moved enough that the placenta has cleared my os.. I have many questions for my OB tomorrow. I think I will be requesting an u/s right up to my c-section date!  I still haven't had any bleeding and I am soooooo happy about that.</p>
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<p>We had a very relaxing, low key, holiday at home (due to my previa). I just did not want to chance driving 5 hours away and bleeding = going to the nearest hospital, or worse yet, bleeding on the road!!!</p>
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<p>I am so excited for everyone moving into their 3rd trimester!  We are nearly done ladies.. I think I am finally getting excited about this bebe.</p>
 

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<p>Sandrine - I'm so glad you're getting some relief!  I hope it keeps up.  It's so hard to let the house stuff go when you feel yucky.  I always feel like everything is falling down around me.</p>
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<p>Katroshka - totally scary!  So glad they stopped.  Wow, 1cm already!  Glad everything quieted down for you.  Slow down!  Are you on pelvic rest now?</p>
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<p>Michanders - what kinds of exercises do you do?  I hope everything's in the right place for you.</p>
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<p>Audmommy - I hope it clears!  Move, placenta, move!  It will be weird if mine has moved - my u/s is Wednesday - because I've had to do everything slowly and lightly since July because of the bleeding.  I'm totally out of shape and out of practice at this point.</p>
 

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<p>Hi all,</p>
<p>I'm going to try to keep up better with the chat thread also.  Right now though, I'm having a concern so I thought if anyone is online I could ask your thoughts.</p>
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<p>I hung out at my parents tonight with the kids, since my dh had to work (end of year inventory, blech.)  I'm having a lot of BH tonight.  On the way home, which I drove kind of slow because it has been raining, it took about 30 minutes and I had 3 contractions in those 30 minutes.  I'm home alone with the kids, but I called dh and he will leave work in a moment's notice if need be.  <br><br>
I'm kind of torn on what to do.  I could go to L&D to be checked, esp. with my history, but I'd kind of rather try to hydrate first since I'm pretty sure this is because I didn't keep up on my fluids today like I should have.  The problem being that if I push fluids and lay down for an hour and they don't go away, then I'm looking at rolling into the hospital at 9:30 on a work/school night and probably not getting out of there for at least a couple of hours.  Argh.  I'm drinking tons of water right now and crossing my fingers that they get better.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Lousli</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1288768/january-chat-thread#post_16155371"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Hi all,</p>
<p>I'm going to try to keep up better with the chat thread also.  Right now though, I'm having a concern so I thought if anyone is online I could ask your thoughts.</p>
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<p>I hung out at my parents tonight with the kids, since my dh had to work (end of year inventory, blech.)  I'm having a lot of BH tonight.  On the way home, which I drove kind of slow because it has been raining, it took about 30 minutes and I had 3 contractions in those 30 minutes.  I'm home alone with the kids, but I called dh and he will leave work in a moment's notice if need be.  <br><br>
I'm kind of torn on what to do.  I could go to L&D to be checked, esp. with my history, but I'd kind of rather try to hydrate first since I'm pretty sure this is because I didn't keep up on my fluids today like I should have.  The problem being that if I push fluids and lay down for an hour and they don't go away, then I'm looking at rolling into the hospital at 9:30 on a work/school night and probably not getting out of there for at least a couple of hours.  Argh.  I'm drinking tons of water right now and crossing my fingers that they get better.</p>
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hmmmm hard decision. I think  I would drink and see how that helps and if not, then go to L&D and get checked.</p>
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<p>Hope it's nothng more than needing more fluids!!!</p>
 

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<p>Lousli-  I agree with Sandrine.  I would just hydrate and rest and go from there.</p>
 

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<p>ugh... 31 weeks by my second date... which i don't think is going to happen but anyways.... i would like to go past my first date so we'll see but that dat would put me at nearly 33 weeks.. eek. I finally broke down and  pulled out the baby clothes and washed them and getting things reayd for the baby. I was getting stressed out about it and didn't even realize till i broke down crying at my hubby when he asked what was wrong and if i would be alright. Gosh i'm so much more emotional this pregnancy</p>
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<p>so tired so sore... thankfully the BH's haven't been too bad the last few days but i have been taking it easier.\</p>
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<p>ack two months</p>
 

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<p>omg January!!! time to get serious about this baby thing! ie, names! nesting! quality time with the boy! the husband! childcare! i really wish i had that childcare one nailed already, though. the one thing i haven't been postponing until after the holidays. :/</p>
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<p>i'm 28 weeks today!!!! and have a midwife appt afterwork. should be another smooth one, as there's not a lot to tell her. just a bit more out of breath some days due to baby positioning, mostly. and, heartburn. always the heartburn.</p>
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<p>wow katoshkra, i'm glad it all worked out and the experience was so different than the last time around. wish they could have also given you some ideas what the deal was.</p>
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<p>good luck with the test, neuromancer!</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Aliy</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1288768/january-chat-thread#post_16155488"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>ugh... 31 weeks by my second date... which i don't think is going to happen but anyways.... i would like to go past my first date so we'll see but that dat would put me at nearly 33 weeks.. eek. I finally broke down and  pulled out the baby clothes and washed them and getting things reayd for the baby. I was getting stressed out about it and didn't even realize till i broke down crying at my hubby when he asked what was wrong and if i would be alright. Gosh i'm so much more emotional this pregnancy</p>
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<p>so tired so sore... thankfully the BH's haven't been too bad the last few days but i have been taking it easier.\</p>
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<p>ack two months</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Lousli</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1288768/january-chat-thread#post_16155371"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Hi all,</p>
<p>I'm going to try to keep up better with the chat thread also.  Right now though, I'm having a concern so I thought if anyone is online I could ask your thoughts.</p>
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<p>I hung out at my parents tonight with the kids, since my dh had to work (end of year inventory, blech.)  I'm having a lot of BH tonight.  On the way home, which I drove kind of slow because it has been raining, it took about 30 minutes and I had 3 contractions in those 30 minutes.  I'm home alone with the kids, but I called dh and he will leave work in a moment's notice if need be.  <br><br>
I'm kind of torn on what to do.  I could go to L&D to be checked, esp. with my history, but I'd kind of rather try to hydrate first since I'm pretty sure this is because I didn't keep up on my fluids today like I should have.  The problem being that if I push fluids and lay down for an hour and they don't go away, then I'm looking at rolling into the hospital at 9:30 on a work/school night and probably not getting out of there for at least a couple of hours.  Argh.  I'm drinking tons of water right now and crossing my fingers that they get better.</p>
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<p>Thanks all!  I drank a ton of water and rested and fell asleep.  Just woke up a few minutes ago and I feel fine.  So I know I need to really watch myself on hydration!  I'll be back later today to check in with you all some more.</p>
 

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<p>Phew! Great update, Lousli.</p>
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<p>I'm 29 weeks today. I can't believe how fast this pregnancy has flown by. She's probably my most active bellybaby- 2am gymnastics and rumblings when I'm sitting or laying down. I have a feeling I'll be doing plenty of walking in the sling with her this year <span><img alt="love.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gif"></span></p>
 

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<p>Happy New Year, Everyone!</p>
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<p>I'm mildly freaking that its January and I'm 31 weeks tomorrow.  I feel enormous, and like we have a million things to do.  I took Thursday and Friday off work so it was a nice long weekend, and we managed to get the downstairs bathroom painted.  We completely gutted and renovated our house over the summer so every room in the house has been painted, but they're all are the same color (off white).  Its not awful, but the white is starting to get to me.  DH thought I was being nuerotic about wanting/needing to paint, but he concedes that it looks awesome.  I would love to get the kitchen and attached dining and living room done, as well as Fiona's room, our bedroom, and upstiars bathroom before baby arrives, but I'm sure that I'm highly delusional to even think about all of that.  Maybe just the kitchen...and Fiona's room.</p>
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<p>Lousli and Katroshka: so glad that contractions have subsided...scary!!</p>
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<p>Lyss (or anyone else): have you done Hypnobabies before?  I got a used copy on craigslist and started listening last week and I can't stay awake for the whole track!  I forced myself last night because I feel liek I need to hear each track at least once while concious, but it was soooo hard.  I think there's a yahoo group and I'm going to check and see how problematic that it.  Its certainly relaxing, but I don't know how likely it is that I can sleep through the "pressure waves" of early "birthing". </p>
 

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<p>Sounds like we are all trying to get a grip on the fact it is January now and that means fully into 3rd trimester and babies soon!    I assume that like me for many of you the new year was sort of a milestone.  I sort of kept thinking how once we got to January that would really mean having to get serious about some stuff... and now it is January!  Ack! </p>
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<p>We went to Ikea yesterday and got a dresser and picked a crib that we will likely buy at a later date.  Now I can start washing some clothes and putting them away (once the dresser is put together that is).</p>
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<p>Might be time to hit the storage room and get out our co-sleeper and a few other things.  Oh, and having a couple firm name ideas might be good soon.  Anyone else not really close on names yet?</p>
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<p>Baby's movements are definitely stronger and it is fun to watch from the outside.   I *think* he normally hangs out head down these days and his feet must reach above the anterior placenta.  Unfortunately he has also been sticking some part of him up against my right ribs... not kicking them but pushing on them mostly when he is not moving around... like if I am laying down or something I can feel it and it is like he has himself wedged up there or something.   I could feel a lump up there yesterday but not sure what body part it was.</p>
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<p>I am glad those of you who had those contractions seem to be doing ok at this point!  I hope all the babes stay put for a couple more months!</p>
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<p>Back to work now for me - gotta get ready for next semester and get ready for the subs to take over in March.  I imagine it will be interesting next week walking into my classes with the big  belly.  I am sure they won't be that happy about it (I would have been nervous as a student knowing my teacher would be leaving half way through the semester)... luckily I have great colleagues who will take over and be great.   Speaking of... I came on my computer to work on my syllabus!  Better get cracking (really I just want to sort baby clothes).</p>
 

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<p>HA- we have NO names yet.  Well, DP has one... but I'm not in love with it.  I really need to hit the library today and get a baby name book for some inspiration.</p>
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<p>Glad you're doing better today Lousli!</p>
 
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