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Welcome to a new month, mamas! Can you believe it's December already?<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=781677&page=28" target="_blank">Last months' thread...</a><br><br>
The who's having when bit...<br><br>
December 2007:<br><br>
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butterfly mommy<br><br>
March 2008:<br>
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April 2008:<br>
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June 2008:<br>
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July 2008:<br>
apecaut<br>
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JunebugsMom (16)<br>
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Whittliz (20)<br><br>
August 2008<br><br>
PrayinFor12<br>
Naturegirl<br>
MySunflowerBoys<br>
mamatotwo (11)<br>
zonapellucida<br><br><br>
unknown EDD's:<br>
Dkenagy<br><br><br><br>
Recent Graduates:<br>
Thalia<br>
Brisen - Sept.<br>
Jodi - Sept.<br>
Heather - Sept.<br>
Keeuum - Oct. 1<br>
Stayseeliz - Oct. 11<br>
Khaoskat - Oct. 18<br>
Lindsey (Identical twin girls) - Oct.<br>
Moma Justice - Nov.<br>
StacyM - Nov 9<br>
Robertsmoma - Nov 10<br>
Noahsmom-December<br><br>
In our Prayers and Thoughts<br><br>
Namaste mom (11/19/07) - Full term loss<br>
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I just want to say Happy December to everyone. I am hoping and praying for a happy and healthy month for all of us!
 

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Don't forget me! Due July 20th...........
 

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<b>I'm due march 16th with a girl. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></b><br><br>
hooray such great news to hear this weekend! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Congrats mamas!<br><br>
Had a midwife appt yesterday...measuring a week ahead (dumb me hasn't been feeling the right spot, duh) and met the other midwife and the apprentice. LOVE them all! They did recommend I go on light bedrest or at least very light duty because my b/h have been SO bad, and I'm miserable. Not too worried about pre-term...yet (had it with dd at 28 weeks, so approaching that quickly)
 

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Being that's it's the last month of the year, I've been thinking about what a year it's been.<br><br>
In 2007<br>
I've been pregnant off and on for nine months.<br>
I never had a period.<br>
I spent two months holding a baby that had already passed.<br>
I racked up 5,000 of medical bills even with insurance.<br>
I made a memorial garden for my daughter and buired her sibiling there three months later.<br>
I've peed on many sticks.<br>
I've held my 8 week old fetus.<br>
I've had surgery to remove another on my 5th year wedding anniversary.<br>
I've stared at bathroom tissue.<br>
I've cried.<br>
I've looked for reasons and found none.<br><br>
Please just let this year end and not take the hope that I am holding on to now.
 

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Can you take my name off? Thank you.<br><br>
Update:<br><br>
It's been a whirlwind but I went and had laminaria placed in my cervix on th. and was planning on having the D &E on Friday. My body had other plans. I went into labor around 3 am Friday morning and delivered the baby around 430 am. It was difficult and happened so fast I didn't even understand what was going on really. Unfortunately the placenta didn't also deliver so I had to be transferred via ambulance to the hospital. not fun. It then took a whole lot of pitocin and I finally had the placenta out around 9 am. So, no surgery, which I am glad for, and since we have the baby, intact, we are having his/her remains cremated. I'm happy for that.<br><br>
We are of course, left wondering what the heck happened, what is wrong with me. I think I'm still in a state of shock. I'm not going to get to wear those maternity clothes after all. I don't get it. Why me....<br><br>
I think this is it for me too. I don't think I can put everyone around me through this again, even if my heart is still empty for some child that just can't make it into my arms.<br><br>
Hugs to all of you...I will miss you all. I'll probably lurk to look in on how everyone is doing, but I don't think I'll make it to the TTC thread. Love you all....you all have been my rock when I was at my worst. I thank you for that.
 

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I just wanted to post hugs to the mamas with recent losses- Namaste mom and Heather. You have been in my thoughts and my heart is just breaking with the news. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:<br><br>
I have been struggling with getting excited about this pregnancy and just like last time I don't know that I'll be able to attach much until I'm holding this one in my arms. I just have no trust in my body! I had my first prenatal on Friday and we heard a heartbeat. I guess I'm just feeling pretty scared which I know you all will understand.<br><br>
Angela
 

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Just wanted to say Hi to everyone and sub to the new thread. Not much happening my side, only thing I feel like doing is lying om my bed and reading... so thats what I do<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> DS2 has been watching way too much tv <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: even though we were adamant he wouldn't be for at least 3 years <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br>
right now I am waiting not so patiently for my first u/s on Wed!!!
 

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Oh Heather. I am so very sorry.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: Sending you and your family warm<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"> and wishes for healing and peace for you all.
 

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Heather, I'm so sorry that your journey ended like this. I know that when Rowan died, it was a huge comfort to us that tiny as she was, she had her own funeral. I'm thinking of you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
I'll go make those changes now.<br><br>
Christine, I kwym. It makes it easier for me knowing that superbaby is due in a whole different year to the losses. I've lost three this year (including the twins) and frankly, it's not been the best year of my life. Oh, and when we tidied the bedroom a few weeks ago I found several dozen (OK, at least 1 dozen) pregnancy tests, most of which had lines that could be evaps or faint positives and I just didn't have the heart to bin them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: And yes, I am 31 weeks pregnant. And I still keep my evap line tests. What does that say about me?
 

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

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<b>Heather</b>- <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grouphug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="grouphug"> I'm really wishing for a peaceful month for you and your family. I had my little girl cremated as well. I have this thing where I can't spread her ashes yet though. I want to mix her ashes with mine when I die and THEN have them spread. I just can't stand the thought of her ever being away from me.<br><br><b>Jill</b>- I hope your B/H get better and aren't so painful. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br><b>Christine</b>-<br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">In 2007<br>
I've been pregnant off and on for nine months.<br>
I never had a period.<br>
I spent two months holding a baby that had already passed.<br>
I racked up 5,000 of medical bills even with insurance.<br>
I made a memorial garden for my daughter and buired her sibiling there three months later.<br>
I've peed on many sticks.<br>
I've held my 8 week old fetus.<br>
I've had surgery to remove another on my 5th year wedding anniversary.<br>
I've stared at bathroom tissue.<br>
I've cried.<br>
I've looked for reasons and found none.<br><br>
Please just let this year end and not take the hope that I am holding on to now.</div>
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It's been a pretty crappy year for me too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I feel so bad saying that because my little sis got married about 3 months after Calliope's stillbirth. It still doesn't make this a happy year though. The WORST year of my life. I was a foster parent before Calliope's birth and planned a break after she was born and now I just can't go back to it. A month before my due date my last two kiddos went to live with their grandma. Two siblings, a 2 year old girl and a 9 month old little boy. It wasn't hard letting go of the girl but the boy was rough. I had him for the majority of his life. I've always been okay with letting go but somehow Calliope changed me so I just can't do it anymore.<br><br>
The SUCKIEST year! And it is hard not to let that little thought that one more m/c for the year would round things off nicely. I wish this was easy.<br><br><b>Angela</b>- Being your second after a loss, does it ever really get any easier? I just want to go back to the blissful pregnancies....<br><br><b>Annie</b>- Waiting is too hard! Hope your u/s goes well on Weds. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><b>Update for me:</b> A tad bit sick with the sniffles. I'm cold and stuffed up. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Now I am just waiting, waiting, waiting....<br><br>
Oh, and my due date from LMP is <b>7/18</b> if you want to add a definite date. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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How did it get to be December? I'm amazed at how quickly this whole year has gone by and quite irritated too since I was expecting to have 2 little boys to spoil this year. Instead I'm waiting for gestation to end again. It seems like I've been pregnant all year (and I almost have been) but I still don't have anything to show for it. I am feeling a little lucky though since I got some really good things this year in a string of coincidences that likely wouldn't have happened if anything went the way it should have.
 

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Heather - I am so sorry for the loss of your little baby <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: It is so unfair. I am glad that you did not have to have surgery. We had Sonja cremated and I have her ashes still in the box wrapped in the brown paper that they gave her to us in. However I have put a picture of DH and I on the paper and some butterfly stickers and wrapped her box in a pink blanket that I had been given at her shower. We have a special place for her in our bedroom. I too can not part with her and when I die and DH dies we plan to be cremated and have our ashes put together and spread so that we will always be together. I wish you much peace and love <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2">
 

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I know I am not the best at staying on top of the posts. Sometimes it is too hard to come here, and other times it is so great. Anyway I would like to be included on the list please.<br><br>
This baby is due in February. Thank you.<br><br>
Congrats to everyone who has had good news!<br><br>
I am doing ok, baby is moving around and has been getting the hiccups for the past week <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I love it and it gives me great hope that his/her lungs are developing, Sonja never got the hiccups and her lungs were underdeveloped due to the SMA. I am waiting for my midwife to write our referral for an OB so that I can meet with them and have a level 2 U/S to check on the babies movements and fluid level. I am getting anxious as I feel this will be a real milestone to get through, I do feel like it will be a good u/s however!
 

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just checking in quickly.<br><br>
heather...i'm so sorry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
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33+ weeks here. i guess i should look into registering at the hospital one of these days.<br><br>
it's crazy with christmas coming up and all. i feel like these next few weeks are going to fly by (they always do...and i end up crafting/shopping at the last minute wondering why i didn't take care of presents/cards earlier in the month).<br><br>
i'm debating taking a long road trip right before christmas to see my family for the holiday. i'll be 36 weeks at the time. the trip will be about 7 hours each way. but i can't see myself going into labor that early, so why sit around? i'll be back right before i turn 37 weeks. DC#1 was born at 39 weeks and DC #2 at 38.5 weeks.<br><br>
would you all make the trip if you were me? i won't be driving...and i can get so much knitting done!
 

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Heather - I also had Isabella cremated and kept her ashes (much to my IL's bitter disappointment and numerous attempts at inturment). We have purchased a curio that one whole section will be devoted to our little girl. We just got the Curio back in March, and right now the room it is in is so packed with my boys toys I cannot get to it to put everything in there and arrange it the way I want.<br><br>
Update on us - A little bad news with regards to Alexandria. Since she was breech (even just a transverse breech) our Ped does an US of the hips at 6 weeks. The US came back showing no dislocation but shallow. We have an apt. with a Pediatric Orthopaedic person on Wed, at which time from my research I fully expect that our little baby will have to wear this hideous harness. I am having a hard time dealing with it, because it means throwing out a lot of my parenting ways to work around the harness - no baby wearing in the sling, possibley having to give up nursing if we cannot figure out positioning to get a latch ---- and the one thing I have waited for years for now, is to be able to dress my little baby up in cute adorable clothes. Right now looks like she is going to be naked baby all winter or wearing her older brother's t-shirts to allow room for the harness.<br><br>
So, even though I have my baby in my arms, everything is not perfect, and it is really hitting home for me, and DH keeps minimizing my feelings on this a bit.<br><br>
Melissa S.
 

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amy.. It's so amazing that you were a foster mom. I really don't think I could put so much love and energy into something and then give it away. Maybe I'm selfish? My hat's off to you.<br><br>
mvb122.. I'd go on the trip. I can remember my midwife telling me to keep busy in you last 6 weeks. So many women start to go stir crazy just waiting and it will be a while before you can get away again.<br><br>
khaoskat.. I'm sorry. Maybe the Dr. will have a different idea. Are you connected with LLL. If she needs them maybe they could help with the nursing.<br><br>
So for the last two New Years I've gone to bed early. This one I'm staying up to say good riddens. Here's to a shift in energy.<br><br>
As for me this entire pregnancy the symptoms have come and gone at least ten times. It will be nice in a few weeks when I can stop thinking about it.
 
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