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Hey, Mamas! I looked through 4 pages and couldn't find a monthly chat. Did I miss it or did we stop doing it? Granted I haven't been here for 27 months (<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> that's how old ds1 is) so I'm not exactly in the loop!<br><br>
Anyway, I'm pregnant again and so enjoyed the comraderie of other UC mamas the first time around. Anyone else want to chat? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Oh, Kate, congratulations! And good to "see" you again! <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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Hi, Kate. I'll chat with ya! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> How are you feeling these days? Are you UPing or seeing someone?
 

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I am here! I have four(ish) months to go until baby gets here. I haven't done much to get ready yet and could use some motivation. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I don't even know the specifics about getting a birth certificate here in Oregon. We moved here a year ago and this is our first birth in this state. It's finally starting to feel real that there will be another baby in the house. Oh little toes and fingers and baby head smell. ahhhhhh! Congratulations on your pregnancy and thanks for starting a chat thread. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
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I'm pretty new to UC (and to MDC for that matter). I have 1-2 months to go before my girls arrive... and i'm nesting like mad!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> Ooh, I can't wait for that smell!
 

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Well, I am not waiting for any babies at the moment! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
My UC baby is already going on 6 months old. I simply cannot believe it's been that long!<br><br>
I would like to have another baby...someday. Right now, I have my hands pretty darn full. Maybe in 4 or 5 years. I can't imagine never doing this again. I <i>adore</i> baby head smell!
 

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Yay! We're chatting! 4LittleBirds -- always SO happy to see you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
Hi Jen! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
2much2luv-- I'm UP'ing right now. If my intuition tells me I need to see someone later, I'll seek someone out, but right now I'm happy just letting things flow.<br><br>
Wow, you mamas of multiple kids are truly an inspiration to me!!! The thought of 2 children is making my head <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: but I'm sure it'll be wonderful! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> So happy to be here with you all! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grouphug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="grouphug">
 

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My UC baby, my #2 child, is over two weeks old now. I'm still basking in the glow of a successful UC for sure. Having two kids is hardest at bedtime. We have had more nights of them both being awake wanting to nurse at the same time than we have managed to convince my 3.5 yo she wants to nurse to sleep when the baby is already sleeping deeply. I'm sure we'll figure it out eventually, but it's rough at the moment. Ah, but it's all ok. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> He's all clean and fuzzy from his first real bath, asleep on my lap while I "play museum" with my daughter. (Don't ask what that game entails - I haven't figured out yet either!)
 

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Hi!<br><br>
I've got 2ish months to go before babe. I really need to start getting some organizing, ect done but right now I'm going swimming!
 

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hi!<br><br>
baby #5 due in late December. 2nd UC! Going UP this time, save for the one visit i need for proof of pregnancy. Our family doc is very cool with our UCing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
If the nausea and food aversions would just go away, I would be a happy camper <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Baby #3 (3rd UC) is coming next month! Right now our house is total chaos. We had really bad storms and our downsstairs flooded. We are currently waiting new carpet. I can't wait to be able to put the house back together. This is really cramping my nesting.<br><br>
I'm not sure where we will put the birth pool, as I am really leaning toward a water birth. Dh is reluctant. Something about him blowing up the birth pool (by mouth since he couldn't fund the air pump) for our previous births and me not wanting to use it either time.....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I'm worried about having three kids and so excited about smelling and kissing the new baby.
 

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*waves* I'm 21 weeks pregnant, UPing and hoping to UC! Last birth was in the hospital, and I don't want to repeat that experience!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> at your poor husband, Eoin. What a trooper though. hehehe I don't know if I'll have a pool this time or not. I had one for my last two births but I'm just feeling really lazy this time and I don't know if I want to mess with it.<br><br>
I've got about a month and a half to go. This pregnancy has been a lot harder than my last ones were, but still easier than what a lot of poor mommas have to deal with. Life has kept me so busy I haven't had time to even think about birth yet. I have a feeling it's just going to creep up on me so I better get to the thrift store and buy those extra towels I've been meaning to get. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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*waves*<br><br>
congratulations, kate!<br><br>
i'm here, still waiting. i hit what i believe is 42 weeks last friday, and i'm starting to doubt my rock-sure dates. i'm reading the "overdue" thread with intense interest because some of my concerns are the same as the op's over there.<br><br>
i spoke with a very liberal ob today (who was highly recommended by a close friend) to feel him out about checking me out and making sure that the baby's doing okay in there, and-- why am i so bothered by his taking liability concerns more seriously than his concern for my baby's and my welfare? ugh! it's just the party line, for all of his single-digit c-section rate and never scheduling inductions before the 42nd week! /rant<br><br>
anyway, a large portion of our conversation was him doubting my dates and trying to establish just *how* pregnant i am... and now i have a small voice in my head wondering...<br><br>
honestly, if this were my first pregnancy, i'd just go with the flow of it, figuring that, okay, i'm one of those long gestaters. but this is my third. my previous two were born at 41 weeks and 40.5 weeks. so this is *so* different from what i've experienced that i'm feeling unsure of myself... until the baby does some serious wiggling around as if to say, " 'salright? 'salright!"<br><br>
but, yeah. i'm tired. i'm tired of waking up pregnant every morning. i'm tired of family members' assumption that i'm just going to sit around, ignorant and unaware, until this baby *dies* in my womb. i'm tired of trying my hardest to ignore every twinge, and ache, and loose stool that might possibly mean that labor's on the way, but it's not. i'm tired of finding ways to get me and ds out of the house every day to distract myself and keep him from going stir crazy. i'm tired of swinging from zen to histrionics to zen again about the whole situation. need i go on?<br><br>
anyway. thanks for letting me unload.<br><br>
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Hi mamas! Nice to have a chatty thread!<br><br>
I'm almost 29 weeks with #3, will be my first UC, and I'm UPing as well. I love UPing, it's just so free feeling to just GESTATE and not to have to worry about a practitioner getting involved. I do kind of wish I had a midwife I could talk to after the birth if need be...so might try to set something like that up.<br><br>
lafemme, sorry you're having such a rough time. It's hard to be waiting. My dd2 was born at 42 weeks exactly, after I took castor oil to "preserve" my mw-assisted hombirth. This time, I don't consider my due date until 42 weeks...so if I go "over" it won't feel like such a big deal, and if baby is "early"--great as well!! Sounds like at least the OB was trying to keep things easy...and basically, what are your specific worries? Are you concerned the baby will have a problem? It sounds like your family is pressuring them...maybe tell them that stress is one of the leading causes of late pregnancies (okay, not exactly true <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">) so they should leave you alone? And that the OB you just consulted says everything is fine, so there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">? I find deflection helps with relatives a bit...but this time, no one knows my week count except DH and I (and MDC!) for just this reason...Baby will be here soon...you can be sure of that! And my 42 weeker was so healthy, I'm looking forward to another one!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Christina. Hang in there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/dust.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dust">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"> Christina<br><br>
I had never gone over my due date until Ella. I was induced at 39 and 37 weeks respectively and then Noah made his way out on his own at 39 weeks 3 days. I went to 40 and 5 with Ellie. Talk about making me crazy! I know it's not 'overdue' like you are right now, but the feelings (and annoying family members) were pretty much the same.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/dust.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dust"> peaceful labor vibes coming your way!
 

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my specific worries? well, with this pregnancy being so different from my previous two, i want to be able to rule out that something pathological is keeping me from going into labor. and since this pregnancy has been totally unassisted to this point, i'm not confident of finding a practitioner who is willing to give me the care i'm looking for on my terms. it doesn't seem unreasonable to me to say that i'd like to get a once-over of me and my baby and if everything is looking good, then to just wait things out, you know? but based on the response of the most reasonable ob i could get a hold of, no one will want to touch me unless i'm absolutely committed to birthing in a hospital, regardless of the actual status of my baby and me-- and then, maybe not even then, because, hey, i could be lying about my intentions just to get seen by someone.<br><br>
as far as i'm concerned, as long as baby and i are doing well, then the actual number of weeks i am doesn't matter. if i say that here, i'm preaching to the choir. but, when i said that to the ob, he strenuously, but respectfully, disagreed with me. *rolls eyes*<br><br>
anyway, i spoke on the phone with a midwife this morning who doesn't freak at the idea of unassisted birth, and while she trusts my dates, she also said that trying to stir things up with cohosh tinctures wouldn't be unreasonable at this point. which, i suppose, wouldn't be, for her, but i don't want to evict the baby-- i just want to make sure the baby's okay.<br><br>
i have another lead that i'm working on today.<br><br>
when i'm sitting quiet and still with myself-- i feel fine, and the baby feels fine. i don't have any worrisome symptoms. i'm eating, drinking, and sleeping well. baby's moving around nicely in somewhat predictable patterns. my cervix, as of last night, is feeling mushy and i can easily slip a fingertip in there, for what that's worth. and dh and i are making maximum use of his prostaglandins. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> so without outside confirmation, i'd say that either my dates are somehow off, or this baby is just taking its time, but either way everything is okay. but that small voice in my head also wants me to just go and *make sure*-- to the best of my ability. and i want to honor that.<br><br>
christina
 
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