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10-25-2005, 07:30 AM
Hope eveyone is feeling well
Carissa - Glad to hear everything turned out ok.
qotd I did not get a tb shot when i got pregnant.
jordan The bedding is adorable. I cannot believe how many of us have the cribs set up already.
We are picking up our furniture in 2 weeks from my SIL's house. I rented the truck last night. I cannot wait to set up the room and take pictures!!1 Even though we won't have the bedding for awhile (unless i can find an $8.00 bargain like Mario's girl - which i am still blown away by that).
10-25-2005, 07:36 AM
I just realized there are at least two of you in NOVA. I get homesick fairly often. I grew up there and moved away about 3 years ago. We still come back fairly often to visit since it's only about 4-4.5 away by car.
I used to work in Tysons Corner and HATED my commute, I lived in Lake Ridge. I grew up in Fairfax though and have since lived just about everyone in NOVA before I met DH.
10-25-2005, 08:04 AM
I just wanted to post my 24w belly shot.....my DD did the artwork. She was so funny.
It was washable marker!!!! :D
10-25-2005, 08:48 AM
michiganbride- I love the belly artwork. My DD just saw the picture and she said "that's my mommy. that's my brother" I told that it wasn't and she looked at me and said "mommy you so silly". She thinks every picture of a little girl is her and every picture of a pregnant mommy is me. It's funny how everything revolves around them at 2.5 (as it should). You look great!
10-25-2005, 10:23 AM
Had my 2nd (well, really itís the 4th Ė but 2nd official) ultrasound yesterday. The tech wasnít sick this time. She was great Ė in a really good mood. Remind me to see her in the early afternoons instead of the later part of the day if I have another ultrasound! She explained everything. We had to have this follow-up U/S because we couldnít see the kidneys or stomach clearly Ė well, they were really obvious yesterday. He wasnít as scrunched up as the last time. We got a good view of his boy parts again so Jay was thrilled! Still a boy! We also got a good view of his knees because he had them bent and was kicking them all around. It looked like he was trying to reach for them with his hands too. So cute.
Iíve gained like 12 lbs so far Ė YUCK. I donít know how it happened Ė but it happened just over the last 9 weeks that I gained all of it. Oh well. I think Iím going to work out more and watch (even more closely) what Iím eating. I donít feel like Iíve gained the weight anywhere but my belly but still, I donít want to gain an unhealthy amount. The dr didnít say anything so I must be fine.
Have to do the glucose screening next time. YUCK. Iím so not looking forward to that. Fortunately, Iím taking that day off so I can shuttle Jay around to get an endoscopy done so I wonít be all high on sugar at work!!
We registered for CB classes. Remember my hospital dilemma? Well, we had told the dr. the last time that we were going with the hospital that has a NICU and all that stuff but it was the one that Jay didnít like and that I had mixed feelings about. We decided to go with the 1st hospital we visited because they were so much friendlier, so we registered for classes there. Iím so happy with that decision. The hospital is smaller (400 beds or so, I think) and has a beautiful campus. I felt so much more comfortable there so thatís what weíre going with. Iím excited. The classes are on 11/11 and 11/12 Ė 12 hours in 2 days! Itís the accelerated class or something Ė we couldnít find the time to do it for 6 weeks. So this should be good.
We went looking at cribs & furniture yesterday after my appointment. I think weíre going to get a Sorelle. We liked a crib at Babies R Us but itís not being made right now or something like that. So, we went to a specialty store and looked at Sorelle and Morigeau. Big price difference between the Sorelle and the Morigeau but I actually liked Sorelleís styles better Ė so did Jay. Weíve narrowed it down to color Ė now we just have to pick a crib. Unfortunately, theyíre super expensive. Iíd be willing to get a different color than what Jay wants (autumn) so that we can get a floor sample thatís in excellent condition but for whatever reason, heís now dead-set against natural maple stains. Whatever. Anyway, these are the ones weíre considering Ė highest to lowest. Iím having a hard time deciding if theyíre too feminine or not. Any thoughts??
I really want one with a drawer because Iím liking that feature more Ė even though baby bargains says to not get it Ė so that may rule out Cambridge.
The color is this: Autumn Ė which is really dark Ė but Jay seems to really like it Ė itís very pretty!
The case piece will likely be from the Cambridge line. Thereís another that we like but they donít have it on their website yet.
SooÖ I think itíll look nice with our PB Kids bedding in any color. They even show it with a darker crib color Ė so I think itíll look fine.
I think thatís enough of a marathon post from me! Iíll try to do SOís later. 25 weeks tomorrow! Guess I'm making the transition to the third trimester over the next week or two!
10-25-2005, 12:23 PM
Jenna - Sorry about the hospital situation. My doc only delivers at St. John's so I have no choice between the other hospitals in LA. I have to tell you - St. john's is gorgeous and recently remodeled. 42-inch plasma TVs in every room - I may want to stay a week!!!
aligirl - 12 pounds sounds about right for where we are. I'm a bit worried about too much weight myself, but what are you gonna do. I do need to get more exercise...
Cribs - well I like the last two - but that's just my style preference. Ella is a bit girly to me, but Wendy and Mara are wonderful for a boy IMHO. And yes, the darker stain will look great with the bedding you chose.
Michigan - I LOVE your belly! That is sooo cute. How are you carrying - high, low? I just love the marker belly!! Thanks for sharing.
jordan - I do love your bedding! Sooo cute...
edsbaby - I've been late to work the last two days although I blame my hus for yesterday. This am it was me taking 15 minutes to get dressed (which is highly unusual for me!). :rolleyes: I'm sorry you feel depressed. The weather never helps - change of seasons here BIG time, but you are so not alone in this.
Kelly - Congrats for being low-risk! That must be such a relief for you guys!!
Carissa - I am so sorry she put you through that. Did you inform your doctor and the nurse about what happened?
Nothing new with me. The hus is traveling for work until tomorrow or Thursday and the movers come at 8 a.m. on Saturday. :eek: I still have to pack my kitchen, our bedroom, the two bathrooms, OH MY GAWD HOW AM I GOING TO GET IT ALL DONE!! Which reminds me I need to go grab a few dish packs to box up my beloved every day dishes at lunch!! It's funny I thought we didn't have much, and we have SO much breakable vases, candlesticks, crap I never use! Uggghhh. And the place is a disaster. Good thing I left town this weekend and did nothing but shop for the kiddo!!!
Have a good day!
10-25-2005, 12:41 PM
meatpie, I had no idea St. John's was so nice! We have the choice of UCLA SaMo, Cedars or St. John's. I guess we need to tour all three! ;)
Jordan- OH! Cute bedding! AND carpet! You are on a roll! Yeah for registering for classes! I still need to set up a class for baby care. I have decided to not take a child-birth class. I figure that I can read about the birth, and that my method of controling pain may be different than everyone elses. DH thinks I am crazy, but I think that him just being there is going to make it a ton easier!
Carisa- OMG!!! Did you make sure that you told your doctor about this? That is completely unprofessional and uncalled for.
Kelly- YEAH for being low risk now! That is fantastic! What an awesome doctor to keep your DH involved in your appointments! Hmm-I did not get a TB shot, and the doctor has not mentioned it. TOO cute about what your daughter said!
Edsbabyrhi, Jenryan- Argh. I have so much work drama today. It's crazy how mis-communication issues are the most likely cause of unhappiness in the workplace. I am you- anxious for a little bit of leave for our family. Half of my office has no idea I am pregnant yet, and I am happy to keep it that way until it becomes obvious. I think it might cause more issues leading up to my leave otherwise. I have not found out how much leave I can take yet- I think it will end up being close to 4 months. That is a good project for the next couple of days of spare time.
Roe- I am still looking for Mariogirls bargains too! LOL.
Michiganbride- How darling is that painted belly? What a nice memory of DD painting your belly with her sibling inside! You should put that photo in a baby album for everyone to see!
Ali- I like the Cambridge crib the best because it is not on casters. For some reason, the cribs on casters seem to be not so sturdy to me. I also like the Wendy crib, but the Ella seems a little feminine to me. I think that color of crib will look great with your bedding.
Meatpie- Good luck on getting things packed up! Moving is always so much work, but just make sure that you are careful not to lift things that are too heavy, and take time to rest! BOY am I jealous at your hospital options- I have a feeling I am going to want to be in and out of the hospital due to just "ok" hospital amenities.
Ok, back to work. I am praying that the week goes more quickly from here on out! :rolleyes:
10-25-2005, 01:50 PM
Oh my gosh, LRL, I hope your lip is alright! That totally sounds like something I would do too. I swear I run into everything around here!
Ah, gallstones! Those are the worst. I also had my gall bladder removed in June 2003. It was one of the best things I ever did! I had started having weird pains in December 2002 and couldnít correlate them with anything. They kept coming intermittently but werenít too bad. I saw the dr. who told me to keep taking Tylenol. :rolleyes: Finally, in May, the pain had gotten so bad, I ended up in the ER. From that, I got an u/s and they diagnosed gall stones. Whew, what a relief that was because that amount of pain is scary when you donít know what is causing it. I had it done on an outpatient basis. I had general anesthesia and it was done laparascopically. I had four tiny incisions. One in my belly button (which is currently growing), and three on my abdomen that form a little arc on my right side. I felt back to normal in about 3 days. The weird thing for me was that I could not tell what food would bring on the attack, but about a month before the surgery, I had no attacks. The surgeon said that is how it usually works because the gall stones move around and what causes the pain is when the gall bladder is trying to spit bile out but a stone gets in the way. So, if the stones are not in the way, no pain, but they are still there. He said I could live with gall bladder ďcolicĒ all of my life or just get the thing removed. I opted for removal! My mom has had gallstones for years and I often wonder why she hasnít had hers removed. It was well worth it for me.
One thing I will tell you about is that my surgeon warned that about 30% of his patients experience ďfecal urgencyĒ after they have their gall bladder removed. I had heard this before and honestly didnít care because I would rather deal with running to the bathroom 4-5 times a day than be doubled over in pain at a momentís notice. Fortunately, I havenít had any problems but it is something to keep in mind!
My surgeonís office faxed me a list of foods to avoid. Bummer I still donít have it. But anything fatty was on there of course. Also, anything with a lot of roughage like lettuce, apples, etc was on there. I stuck with bread and very bland food! That seemed to be a safe bet for me.
I also agree that it is a common thing after pregnancy. Everyone in the outpatient center aksed me if I had just had a baby and I had to tell them that nope, I hadnít and that my gall bladder had just gone bad on its own. ;) If you have any other questions, feel free to ask!
Oh, I just read that they are going to do another u/s. HmmmÖ.well, I hope they figure out what is going on! That has to be frustrating!
Go you on bringing your book to register! We can be geeks together. :D I am also feeling your pain on the weight gain. I had hoped it would taper off but no such luck! I have an appt on Friday and I am afraid to get on the scale. :(
Score on the extra u/s!
I will try to get a decent belly shot on here asap! There isnít much to look at though.
Good luck with moving! Ugh, I know how overwhelming moving is without being pg! Just take deep breaths. Can you get any friends or family to help you?
You look so good! You are one cute twin mama!
OOhhhh, thanks for the pump info. HmmÖnow I am wondering if I should get an electric? I think my big question right now is how things are going to go while I am at work. You see, Iíll be bringing the baby with me but I will only be going in 2 days per week. My bossí office is attached to his house and his wife has volunteered to babysit. Obviously, the best thing to do would be to feed him/her straight from the spigot instead of pumping because Iíll have to pump anyway. But how long does one nursing session take with a 3 month old? It probably depends on the baby, I am guessing.
Our crib probably looks like yours Ė itís up but itís naked at the moment! It definitely could use some help!
That belly shot is priceless!
Glad to hear you had a good u/s! I love those cribs and donít think they are too feminine at all. I am a fan of the darker wood though and I think that would go so well with your bedding.
Only 12 lbs?!? You are doing great! Trust me on that one! :D
That fish bedding is so cute!
Holy moly! Oh my gosh, what is wrong with people?!? Talk about a very poor bedside manner. Iím so glad to hear everything is ok!
Woohoo for going low risk! That is such great news!
I feel your pain about not wanting to go to work (and I actually like my job!), especially when itís raining outside! I just want to stay under the covers, be warm, and not go outside in the cold weather. Just remember, there is an end in sight!
Nope, nothing was even mentioned to me about that.
10-25-2005, 02:31 PM
Hey ladies -
Thanks for all the support with what happened. Yes, I did mention it to the nurse when she called us yesterday and I will also bring it up to my dr. at our next appt.
I know partial/placenta previa is a common thing and it's just something that has to be watch, plus it uping the chances of having a c-section, but it was just how the CRNP brought it up and talked about bleeding out and losing the baby. Plus, the fact that she was looking at my first u/s results which were from a month ago when the baby was positioned funny, which before determining that they noted that it was possible that I had placenta previa, instead of looking at our most recent u/s results which ruled out the previa all together!! DUH!!!
But thanks ladies, I really appreciate you all thinking about me!!
TB Test - I work in a senior retirement community and I have been tested. I think my dr. did ask me about a TB test during our first appt. I do know that I have to get vaccinated for German Measles (because, did you hear...there is a major out break!! :rolleyes:) after giving birth.
michiganbride - love the belly art!!! That's great!!
aligirl - the Mara crib is very similar to our crib, except we don't have wheels on ours. Love the dark wood too!!
10-25-2005, 04:35 PM
jenryan Part of the problem is the commute. I am a teacher and already have a 8.5 hour work day without the commute factored in (that is another 1.5 hours/day easy). I am at a private school now and am looking into returning to public school (which luckily in this area shouldn't be too hard). What hospital are you delivering at?
weight I have gained +20 pounds so far, although most of it is in the last month. I am kind of annoyed with my OB because I was underweight before the pg and even now, I am thin like a stick with a big basketball belly. She told me to "slow down" at my last appointment, I am not sure what she means. It seems like such an indivudal thing anyway.
leave All this work talk is making me think of what kind of leave we are taking. I am taking 3 months, returning for the rest of the school year (1-2 months), having summer off and then may go part time or full time depending on DH's raise. My leave is all unpaid which sucks but we are scrimping and saving now to make it work. What is everyone else doing?
10-25-2005, 05:21 PM
I certainly hope it's not too late to join!! I have to get these BOY numbers up even higher!!
Mauibride1--It's a BOY!
Me: Karin, 35
DH: Christian, 33
BFP: 6/05, 3 rounds of Clomid + IUI
It might take me a while to catch up on all the action, but I'm glad I found my way here!!
10-25-2005, 06:38 PM
jennapeach Hope all goes well with the u/s. I had the same issue with trying to register for CB classes here. All I have to say is don't give people the option to email if you are never going to email them back!!! :)
TheFuture I would definatly never see that CRNP again!!! And I would probably give the Dr. an earfull about it too. I can't believe she would look as old data and scare you like that. Hasn't she ever heard you're not supposed to stress out PG women! Good to hear everything is ok though!
Kelly Congrats on being low-risk!! :)
edsbabyrhi I hear you on the work thing... I find it harder and harder to concentrate and I just really have no desire to do it anymore. Luckily there are some changes going on with the companies and I might start doing a few different thing... hopefully that will help.
jenryan Good luck on finding a job closer to home. I know that's what's keeping me at my job.
Roe Two week for furniture... That's Great! :)
MichiganBride What a great picture... your daughter is very talented :)
Ali I LOVE the Cambridge bed, but i can see your concerns with no drawer. Second fav would definatly be the Mara. I think the dark wood will look excellent with your bedding!
meatpie 42-in Plasmas in the rooms... sign me up! I was reading on the hospital website that you have to rent the tv!!??!! Good think I have my laptop. Good luck with you move! Take it easy...
LRL Hope your week moves quicker! I know mine is dragging!!
Mindy I think all of us in northern states are going to want to stay under the covers over the next few days... at least here in New England... it's getting cold!!!
MauiBride Welcome!!! Congrats on your BOY!!!
QOTD Haven't been asked anything about the TB Test, I was going to call the Dr. this week about a flu shot, maybe I should ask if this is needed.
Hope everyone had a good tuesday!!! I think I might have overdone it a bit cleaning up this afternoon, DH is working on remodeling the kitchen and I had to get rid of some of the dust. Oh well... nothing a little sleep won't cure! :D
10-26-2005, 05:39 AM
Good Morning, here at work again!!!!
edsbrideMy commute is awful too, it also adds about 1.5 hours to my day too, yuck. I am going to deliver at Fair Oaks, I had my DD there and liked it. Since I had my DD they have made a lot of changes and it is much nicer. My best friend just had her baby there and her stay was great. What hospital will you be at??
Mauibride Welcome!!! Congrats on the baby boy!!!!:D
I have to run and get breakfast I am soooooo hungry lately. I guess I am making up for the first 16 weeks I not wanted anything b/c of the nausea. Hope everyone has a good day!!
I've been lurking for a while but decided to de-lurk to join in the fun! We need some more girls in this thread and that's just what I'm bringing!
MMB-23 Weeks with A GIRL!
I also need to catch up on everything!
10-26-2005, 06:47 AM
Welcome to MMB & Mauibride! :)
Updated to here!
10-26-2005, 07:03 AM
Welcome to Mauibride1 & MMB :) Glad you found us!
I feel like CRAP today so I took the day off - I might go in around 12 but since my boss is out and my team lead doesn't care.... I'll probably just stay home and sleep and play with the dog. I really don't want to get sicker than I am - ear ache, cough, super congested... yum.
I'm 25 weeks today! ..so according to some I'm in the third trimester. Maybe I'll wait until next week to declare that!
Leave: I plan on taking 12 weeks of leave. 6 weeks are paid by my company, 6 weeks are not. We're fairly certain we'll be ok with the 6 weeks unpaid but we're starting to save up some so that we won't have to worry about it too much. Unfortunately, the cost of gas has been killing the ability to save!! I actually have some savings bonds my parents bought me when I was a kid that I may cash in if we need them (lots of $$ that I don't really want to use - where else can you get 4% interest at no risk!). We also get our raises in March and our bonuses in February so that should help too. We'll also file our taxes early so if we get some $$ back we can use that to cover any incidentals..... we're both finance dorks, yep.
TB Test: I haven't had one in a while but my dr. hasn't said anything. I did ask about the flu shot and was told to get it - especially since it's free at my company.
Work: I tend to be an opportunist so I'm always on the look-out for something better. It seems like lately though I don't care at all - either if I find a better job at my company or at a different firm. I just want to make sure everything is good to go for the baby. Screw work. Which is funny since it's work that lets me pay for everything. I think if my job was less bureaucratic and more meaningful/fulfilling I'd have a different opinion. I'm looking forward to maternity more to get away from work than anything (right now!). I hate that I dread my days most days.... yuck. Fortunately, my coworkers totally rock and we have fun together so that makes the days so much better. I can deal with a job that I think is totally not challenging if I have cool people to work with/for.
meatpie: Good luck getting all that packing done! Thanks for your thoughts on the cribs. The last 2 are definitely my favorites. If we don't get one of those I think there's a crib at BRU that DH liked that has a dark stain. HOpefully we can get that!
TheFuture: Where did you get your crib? What's the brand name? I really like the Mara but I don't think Jay wants to spend as much $$ on it as the retailer is asking... we'll see. I may be able to twist his arm. I can't believe your scare!!!!!!! I'm so glad everything turned out OK for you guys.
michiganbride: LOVE LOVE LOVE the belly shot!! :)
ETA: a goofy belly shot including the dog who climbed on top of me to nap on the couch after we got home from Jay's cousin's wedding ceremony, before we left for the reception...
10-26-2005, 09:56 AM
Man, hubby was up last night 5 times in the bathroom. Then this morning, my alarm goes off and he was still in bed. Uh-oh. He says, "You may not want to get too close to me." Yeah, um, we share a bed! Hello. Then he says, "I have the chills and feel like I am going to throw up." Greeeeaaaaatttttt. I took his temperature which came in at a whopping 99.4. He said he felt like there was an alien in his stomach. LOL, I told him that now he knows how I feel. :D He also said he got really dizzy on his numerous trips to use the bathroom. So, I am thinking he has the flu or some sort of virus of that nature. I got him a big glass of water, two vitamin c pills, 2 tylenol, and a Centrum before I left. Hopefully the tylenol will help his headache and fever and the vitamins will give his immune system a boost. Hopefully he will just be down and out for a day or two then back up to normal.
I am going to do my best to avoid getting it myself, so send good health thoughts my way!
Welcome to mauibride and MMB!
That pic is so cute! I hope you feel better.
I am with you on the hunger. I feel like I could eat 24/7 which is bad b/c my weight gain is not good so far!
I currently work 38 hours per week at a law office. I intend to take 6 weeks off after the birth then come back to work 2 days/week. Leave is not paid which stinks but the company is so small, I can see why. I also do the bookwork for our landscape company and will continue to do that.
I'll try to get a good belly shot later tonight. I took one last night but thought I looked way too blimp-ish to post it. :rolleyes:
10-26-2005, 11:36 AM
feeling a little bit better now that i've laid around all day!!
Here's an U/S picture from Monday - of his foot! :) Forgot to mention that he weighs 1lb, 12 oz...
Mindy - Hope your DH feels better soon and that you don't catch whatever he has!!
Mindy- Thanks- my lip is doing better now. Thankfully it is not too terrible looking (I keep it nice and dramatic for my poor DH). It would be super nice if you could just go over and breastfeed while you are at work- you have a great situation. Sorry about sick DH- I will send good health thoughts your way!
Carisa- I hope the rest of your week is uneventful!
Edsbabyrhi- Eck. I hear you on the commute. My plan is to look for something new after the baby too. I just don't want to be that far away from him in an emergency- this is due to the terrible commute.
Mauibride1- Congrats on the Baby Boy, and welcome!
Jordan- I understand not being able to concentrate. Part of that might be that I have ten different people throwing things at me. I cannot believe that they are planning on hiring 2 more people of my position. That just means that I have been doing 3 different peoples jobs?
Jenryan- You are too hungry too? I am hungry all the time (which unfortunately for me is not unusual) but it seems like my body really tells me I need to eat!
MMB- Congrats on the baby girl, and welcome!
Ali- Hey- 12 pounds is nothing. I have gained at least that much and just look heavy! Plus, look at that cute photo! You totally cannot tell it's 12 pounds! Plus, he weighs 1 lb 12 oz. CUTE! I wish I knew how much our baby weighs! Have fun today relaxing! I also hate my job, but I guess I set myself up when I began working here. I have made myself indespensible, and I feel unappreciated. The sad thing is that I feel like at this point my job should be more meaningful and be at least leading towards a career. Working here has become unbearable, and I dread getting here in the morning. Like you, some of my co-workers are great to be around, but then for me others of them have terrible personalities. I am a very easy person to get along with, and have never had any issues with anyone, but there are some people whos attitudes can make a bright and sunny day downright gloomy. Sorry for that tangent- I am really looking forward to leave as well because this is just a job.
I guess one more week until I am third trimester-ish? ;)
10-26-2005, 12:41 PM
savign for baby OMG - I am so stressed out about this. We have been doing our normal saving- but we planned on re-doing our bathroom. I almost thing we shoudl wait and keep the money for baby. uggh
time off work - I wanted to take 6 weeks disability after the baby and then 6 weeks unpaid. If we can afford it, we will do that. But who knows. It's going to be tight for a few months.
work I totally find myself thinking of my last day of work. I cannot wait to start maternity leave. I like my job- but I am SOOOOOO F----ing tire of coming here everyday.
aligirl Love the belly shot. I think we have the same couch. Is it from Jennifer Convertible? Lokos like identical color as ours.
mauiibride & MMB Welcome and congtrats on your boy adn girl!!!
mindy i hope dh feels better.
I will be taking six weeks paid, and six weeks unpaid. Luckily, that will take me to the end of the school year in May (I teach seventh grade). So, I won’t have to return to work until September. Money will be tight but we’re starting to save now. I guess we’ll see.
Cute picture! I love your bedding too. I almost bought the same version in pink!
Jenryan, LRL, Roe6373
Thank you for the welcome:)
Congrats on your little boy!
Your poor hubby. Mine is so sick right now too! I feel bad avoiding him but I don’t want to get sick! I hope your hubby feels better soon.
10-26-2005, 01:27 PM
Aligirl - we got our crib at BRU. This is the info that I have on it...
Cambridge Lift Crib
Unfortunately, I can't remember the retail price on it, my in-laws bought it for us and the price isn't on our registry.
If you need more information, please let me know.
10-26-2005, 02:01 PM
Thanks for the info, Carisa! After flipping back to your pics, I think that's the Simmons Cambridge crib. We were actually thinking about buying that one! :)
10-26-2005, 03:08 PM
Yes - it is Simmons. It doesn't have that on our registry and since I am at the office I don't have the info in front of me, but yes you are right!!
It is a very sturdy crib, that is why I liked it most!!
10-26-2005, 04:07 PM
Aligirl - Technically you haven't gained 12 pounds since your kiddo is almost 2 pounds of your weight gain! Does that help? It helped me when I realized that! Hmm...maybe I'll have that snickers bar now! LOVE the foot u/s and your belly shot is priceless. I miss my dog so much being pregnant especially looking at you and your big guy!
Just because I love him, here's my big man Chug who I had for almost 11 years (hope no one minds the random photo!)
10-26-2005, 04:26 PM
Thanks, ladies, for making me feel better.... I guess these pregnancy hormones are making me neurotic!!!
meatpie - Love the random photo of you & Chug - beautiful dog!!
10-26-2005, 05:33 PM
Wanted to drop this off while I'm on here -
I now see where my weight gain is - the thighs! :eek: I will definitely have to focus on that after munchkin is here.
10-27-2005, 07:50 AM
Thanks for all of the good health thoughts! Hubby is feeling better and I am feeling fine so far so that is good news. I did camp out in the guest room last night!
Anyone else having any sort of pain around their pubic bone? It's really low and almost feels like something is bruised. It only hurts a little when walking. I have an appt tomorrow so I'm going to ask about it although I am guessing it's completely normal.
I love the foot picture! Glad you are feeling better.
I can relate on the job front, a little differently though. I work in a small office, it is just me and my boss and boy, can he grate on my nerves like no oneís business. I really really really try to be nice but sometimes I just want to tell him what an idiot he sounds like. Just today he was trying to make idle chit chat and I just wanted to tell him to leave me alone. And it doesnít help that he is old enough to be my grandpa and forgets things constantly. He also says the most stupid things to me about the baby. For example, the other day, he says, "I think that after the baby is born, you are probably going to be bored." Um, WHAT?!? I couldn't even say anything to him because I was laughing too hard at his completely asinine comment! Yes, with my nanny, housekeeper, and cook, what am I going to do all day? :rolleyes: He is in serious denial that I will be totally gone for 6 weeks after the baby is born and keeps suggesting things to get me to come back earlier or work from home. I am about to tell him to shove it. Ugh, he is going out of town in a couple of weeks and I cannot wait! I just need to get away from him for a while! But anyway, I agree, working with good or bad people can make or break a job atmosphere.
I know a lot of future moms who are going to be looking for something new after the baby is born. Good luck! I hope you can find something that is closer and family friendly. :D
Thanks! Hubby is feeling much better. I wholeheartedly agree Ė
I like my job- but I am SOOOOOO F----ing tire of coming here everyday.
Itís weird. I know I like my job and itís pretty easy going, but man, I am ready for a change.
Thanks! Oh, I hope your hubby gets better quickly. I almost whipped out the bottle of Purell and carried it around with me last night. I sat in the chair last night instead of the couch and he wondered why. :D I told him he had to wash the afghan before I was using it again!
Love the photo of you and Chug! He looks very huggable!
10-27-2005, 08:27 AM
MindyI had that pain my last pg, and it just got worse until my DD was born, hopefully that is not the case with you. But I think it is completely normal, by the end of the pregnancy everytime I would stand up I felt like my pubic bone was breaking, ouch:eek: This time I haven't had that yet, but it is starting to hurt when I am laying down. Let me know what the dr says about it tomorrow.
Hope everyone has a good day!
10-27-2005, 08:59 AM
Oh my February Moms-to-be! I've missed you. I've been so wrapped up in myself that I haven't been a good CC'r. So much going on. So I think I'll just have to start here and then get caught up. Not a lot going on with me pregnancy wise although I have found the WONDERFUL world of leg spasms. I have woke up everynight with a horrible cramp in my legs. UGH. I've tried to up my pottasium and calcium intake-and have done lots of leg work with my trainer, but not a lot is helping. I'm thinking of going back to prenatal yoga on Monday.
Mindy3094I hope the pubic bone feels better soon. I am glad hubby is feeling better.
aligirlThat weight gain sounds about right to me. I'm sure you look beautiful!!!
meatpieYou guys look sooo cute!!!!!
mauiibride and MMB Welcome and congrats on your boy and girl!!! We are glad to have you!
10-27-2005, 09:58 AM
Geez... I'm behind!
Mindy, yep, I've had that pain for a good month now. If I walk a lot in one day, it's more pronounced. :(
meatpie, you're lookin' great!
aligirl, that couch shot is too cute. What a sweet poocher, taking a nap on your belly. Hee! My kitties seem to want to cuddle all.the.time now. It's like they know something is up.
maternity leave - Luckily, I have 6 weeks of PTO saved up, so I'll use that, plus, I'll get up to 8 wks disability paid at 100% through my company (anything more will be paid at 75% my salary). After that, I'll have another 6 weeks of FMLA Paid Family Leave at something like $840/week. Plus, I'm probably going to take another 4 weeks off, without pay, for a total of about 6 months off. I have a bunch of stock options I can cash in to help finance my extended leave. I've been working really late/long hours to get things into order, so I can feel comfortable taking off a nice, long stretch.
So, I'm still in constant discomfort from gallstones-or-whatever-it-is. I have an abdominal u/s in one week to get more info on them, then I have a surgical consult the week after to determine if my gallbladder should come out now or not. My symptoms are a little "off" for GB attack, though. I do have some right ab pain after I eat, but no vomiting... only the runs. And runs. And runs. EVERYTHING I eat gives me the runs now. I'm sticking to a very low fat diet, but truth be told, I'm scared to eat. I've only gained 2 lbs this PG so far and I don't want to lose anything. I dunno... doesn't seem like there's much I can do until the u/s shows more. I'm considering calling my OB anyway just to ask if there's anything I can do to ensure that Sweet Pea will be ok, besides drinking tons of water, eating what I can and taking my prenatals.
We're probably going to go register this weekend. While we're there, I think we're going to purchase the glider I want (either the Sharmag or Dutalier top of the line model). I don't really want to wait until my shower to see if someone will buy it for us - it's too expensive, and I'd rather have it sooner, than later.
10-27-2005, 11:33 AM
Good Morning Ladies! I haven't been around the past few days and boy is it hard to catch up if you aren't on top of all these posts!
Mindy3094- Great Picture!! I have yet to take any belly shots and I am hating myself for it! Glad to hear that your hubby is feeling a bit better.
meatpie- Love the picture of you and chug...how cute!! Thanks for the brillant insight on the 2 lbs being the baby!! Good thinking!
roe6373-I hear you on the saving for baby. We have to redo our bathroom as well....there was some leaking etc and now we have to try and see what we can get from our homeowners cause I am sure there is water damage etc. I am not looking forward to that!
aligirl- Love the belly shot! You look great!
Update on me and baby:
I had my monthly appointment yesterday morning and it wasnt the greatest visit. Usually I sit in the waiting room for arpox. 1/2 hour but yesterday I was sitting for close to and hour and a half!
Finally I got taken back and the nurse came in and did my weight and BP. (I am up 20lbs from my pre-preggo weight and my BP is fine.) After the nurse left I waiting for another 15 mins and the med students that the doctor always has with him came in. They listened to the HB and told me that the doc would be in as soon as he finished up next door. So in the meantime I asked the med students about my questions (the past few days I have been feeling dizzy, lightheaded, somewhat nauseas and more tired then ever.) They said it probably wasn't anything to be too worried about but to ask the doctor and see what he said.
SO then, right before the doctor came into see me he had to run out of the office to do an emergency c-section. Now of course I can't blame him for doing his job but after a total of 2 hours I'm getting a bit antsy here.
A nurse comes in to tell me that he had to leave and she also checks the fetal HB and asks me if I have any questions. I ask her the same questions that I asked the med students and she answers me as if I asked the dumbest question possible. Her tone of voice was so rude and condesending.
Now that really got to me. I don't think that I have called or asked the doctor 1 question since I got pregnant and now that I have a few small questios she's giving me all this attitude? I was so pissed off, it was all I thought about all day long!
Sorry to ramble on I just needed to vent! Hope I didn't bore you all to death!
Other than that baby and I are doing great. She is kicking up a storm in there but what can you do about that! I tell her to get it out of her system now because when she arrives in Feb. mommy wants a quiet baby that sleeps all the time!! Yeah right!
Hello to everyone!
Roe, MMB- We are also worried about saving for the baby. I know that some of my time will be paid, but that is not at 100% of my salary. I am not sure how everything will work out, I only know that I would like to stay home as long as possible. I was looking at all of the leave information yesterday, and boy is it confusing!!! I hope I can figure it all out soon.
Meatpie- What a cute picture of you and Chug! I just love golden retrievers!
Mindy- You are looking good! (I like the blue walls in that room~) I am expecting to have a lot of changes after the baby is born in terms of work. I imagine any satisfaction I feel now will likely be gone and that I will just want to be home. I think being a mommy is going to change my perspective on a lot of things- just what I am not sure about. YIKES- It would be really hard for me to work with someone who relied on me that much. I hope your boss can get everything taken care of before your leave.
Loo- Sorry about the leg spasms. I am crossing my fingers that I don't get those and varicose veins on my legs (which my mom has and got progressively worse with each pregnancy).
Jenna- WOW! You are pretty knowledgeable about your leave! I hope you are able to work everything up to 6 months of leave- that would be great! I am hoping for a similar timeframe to stay home after the baby is born- it seems like California is pretty complicated as to which law affects which type/amount of leave. I was looking at the laws yesterday, and started to get a headache from all the if/ands/buts in the literature.
Cgriffin- I tend to get really ancy in the doctors office as well. Sucks that they made you wait so long and see so many different people. I guess the upside is that your doctor has a busy practice, so he must be a popular doctor. Glad to hear that you and the baby are doing well. We have a kicker also, and I am so afraid that this is perhaps the beginning of a hyper personality for the baby. I guess we will see!
Hello Ladies! Almost Friday!
I can totally relate to you on this one. One of my four doctors is the rudest women alive. I came in around 21 weeks with contractions. She had the nerve to tell me that there was nothing she could do and the baby would die anyway. Exactly what I wanted to hear! She's awful. I'm sorry they made you feel bad.
Good to know I'm not the only one worried about $$. You're right, it'll all work out in the end somehow. I hope:)
Thank you for the welcome. Sorry about the leg cramps! I was actually just thinking about taking a prenatal yoga class. Do you like it? I've taken yoga a few times before but not since I've been pregnant.
23 Week Belly Shot
10-28-2005, 08:17 AM
The 24 Week Appointment
So, I had a midwife appt this morning. I went in and did the cup thing then she weighed me. Ugh, 183. I couldn't even talk after that. My stomach was in my throat. Yucky. I know the main reason is because when I was overweight that was about my highest weight. And even though I am pg and I have a good excuse, boy it is hard to see that on the scale.
Urine was good. Blood pressure was good. The nurse gave me the bottle of orange drink for the glucose test and said I'd do that at my next appointment and to follow the directions. She said they are now doing blood draws for Kaiser so I can have it done at the office. Yahootie!
Then the midwife came in. It was a new one. There are 5 that deliver and she is the 4th one I have seen, so I have one more to go than I will start repeating. She measured me at 24.5 cm (=24.5 weeks) which is a little high but she said as long as I'm not 2 weeks over or under than they consider that normal. We listened to the heartbeat. It was in the 150's but would shoot up to the 160's when the baby would move.
She went over the u/s results with me in detail. Everything looks perfect. She said it doesn't get much better than that. Whew! Major relief. I mean, the u/s tech said everything looked good but I just wanted that confirmation from the dr's office and to see it in black and white. We talked about pre-term labor and she gave me a sheet of things to watch for and call if I was having (more than 6 contractions in an hour, cramping, etc). Then I asked about weight gain. She said I had gained 7 lbs in a month which was a little high (I had gained 6 lbs the previous month and 5 lbs the month before that so I think that is 18 lbs so far) but she also said that she doesn't pay much attention to weight gain unless the mom is swollen, and I am not so that is good! She gave me the "substitute protein for carbs" talk that I got from another midwife previously so I will have to try to focus on that. Instead of having a bagel with cream cheese for breakfast, try a yogurt or eggs. Stuff like that. She didn't make me feel badly at all for it and I really liked her for that!
Now the big question - the pubic bone pain. Completely normal! She explained that our pelvis is not one bone, but actually two. It is fused together in the front and the back with cartilage. As the baby grows, the pelvis stretches out that cartilage which can cause some pain and bruised feelings. She said it is totally normal and if it gets worse to look into getting one of those belly support bands to give that area some help.
Next appointment is November 21 at 10:00am for the glucose draw and 10:15am for the midwife.
I remember all too well the fear of eating. Ugh, I hated that. But I would be so hungry and have to eat, only to kind of wait to see if the ball was going to drop or if I was going to get saved that time from an "attack." I really hope they can find out what is causing the pain asap and fix it. I know it is frustrating and a bit scary to be in limbo waiting to find out what the problem is. A gall bladder is a pretty easy fix though!
Thanks! Yeah, it is kind of frustrating trying to break away from the office when my boss is so dependent on me. I am really trying to get him to not be before I leave, but he is fighting it every step of the way. :rolleyes:
Oh man, I would have been so frustrated at that appt! I have waited that long in the waiting room for annuals but never for a pg appointment. I think I would complain to the dr. about the nurse's attitude but it doesn't sound like it would do much good. I'm glad to hear you and the baby are doing great! What did the nurse say about your symptoms?
What a cute belly!
Oh, I have heard of the dreaded leg cramps! Are they really bad?
Good news - the pubic bone pain is pretty normal although the bad news is it will probably get worse. If mine does, I will definitely invest in one of those belly bands. Right now, it's pretty manageable.
10-28-2005, 11:00 AM
Hi all! I'm so bad at keeping up with this thread. I do read when i have a chance, but I was soooo much better at this when I was pregnant with Aaron. I didn't even have daytime access like I do now! I do read when I can and think about you all often.
Everything is going well here. Well, except I've been having a difficult time breathing some days. It's not fun for Aaron when I don't even feel like going for a walk outside. Poor kid.
Hope everyone is doing well. All of your nursery ideas/pictures are wonderful. I never really did a fancy nursery for Aaron, and won't for this one either. I can't do it w/o giving away the sex to DH. I think he knows what it is though, I've slipped a few times.
Oh, and the belly shots are great too! :)
10-28-2005, 01:53 PM
B]lynnh[/B]This thread is hard to keep up with and I have no little ones running around!
MMBYour belly looks great!!! I've only taken one prenatal yoga class whenI wasn't too far along ( I think like 14 weeks or something) I liked it. I work out with a personal trainer once a week as well and we did lots of simliar stuff - lots of lunges and stretches and squats. I'm hoping it will help my leg cramps.
Mindy3094 I can't believe we are up to the Glucose test! The leg cramps actually do hurt. It's weird because I really wasn't expecting to get them- I don't know why I thought that.
cgriffin I can't believe that nurse! That is awful. I hate how they treat people sometimes. UGH. I hope you are feeling better.
jennapeachOh!!!! I'll be thinking good thoughts for you. I hope everything works out. Definitely call the OB about sweatpea and your weight gain. I hope that things will work out for you.
10-28-2005, 02:37 PM
Thank you everyone for the compliments on my DD artwork.:p
Welcome to our new Feb. 06 mama's.
Aligirl That belly shot was tooo cute. I love it when my dog lays on my belly. It make baby Alex go crazy.
Mindy Cute belly shot. I am so glad to hear that DH is doing better.
I really don't want to discourage the manual pump, because if you don't need it very often it will do the job.
Carrying I am not sure yet if I am carrying high or low. I know that I can still fit into one pair of jeans. I know it is not the same as my DD.
Meatpie Cute pic. Is that pic recent?
Leave I as well plan to take 12 weeks off. I will have my MIL watch the baby when I return to work. The only problem that I am having is that my MIL works for the schools and doesn't get done until last week in May. I need her for the first week in may. I am hoping that my work will work with me until she gets off for Summer Break. I am not decided on what I will do in August when she goes back to work. I am hoping that she will retire like she said that she was planning to do. I put my DD in daycare, so I am not to scared about putting him in daycare aswell.
I had to got to the ER last night when I got off work. I had a blood clot in my stool. I called my OB to see what they thought and as I expected they thought it was hemroids, but they still wanted me to see a GI Spealist. When the nurse called the specialist and he sent me to ER. I was at that point really worried, because I thought it was just a hemroid. When I got there the doctor did tests...which were very uncomfortable. They sent 5 tubes of blood to the lab to be tested. Well, of course, everything came back normal. I still have to follow up the the specialist to make sure that everything is normal and to set an appointment to have a colonoscopy (sp?)I am pretty sure that they will have to put me to sleep so I am not going to get that done until after I have the baby. Anyways I was super pissed because I spent 5 hours and $100 for test that they could of done in the office.
10-30-2005, 09:40 AM
Hey all -
this thread does go crazy!!
Nothing new to really report here. I have been home alone since Thursday, as Don has been in Philly and Chicago for some work and some fun this weekend. I pick him up this morning at 11:30 and apparently he seems to be getting sick, so he says. JOY!!! I haven't seen my hubby for almost 4 days and he is coming home sick...I think I will lay him on the couch and load him up with some orange juice and then try to stay away from him since I don't want to be sick!!
We are going to hopefully finish up our registry next weekend. I still haven't emailed any of you who were willing to share your registries. If possible and you are willing to share your registry can you email me your registry link? Here's my address...email@example.com. TIA ladies!!
Love all the belly shots ladies!! I feel like I am huge compared to some of you around the 23 week mark!!
Here's me and Roxy at 23w - excuse the silly face...I am in a strange quirky mood this morning!!
Leave - I plan to take about 12 weeks off for maternity leave. We are still weeding through all of the information and what the state give me vs. what my office gives me. It's all so confusing! :rolleyes: Since DH is an attorney his we are having his labor attorney in the office get all the state info for us - plus, with DH's legal mind he will be able to decipher through the language a lot easier than I will.
michiganbride - I hope everything is alright. That sucks that all of those test could've been done in the office and you spent the evening in the ER, plus the $$. Hope you are doing better.
Hope you all are having a great weekend!!
O.K...so I'm one of those...people who dress their dogs up! Usually, I don't really bother, but for this Halloween I did. Maybe it's in preparation for our daughter's arrival? Don't know. At any rate...
Happy Halloween from my two little bee's/shih tzu's Deuce & Romeo
10-31-2005, 06:38 AM
MMB - Your dogs are too cute! We came so close to dressing our dog up this year. My DD is going as Minnie Mouse and we were going to get him the Mickey Mouse dog costume but I got lazy and never got it. I wanted to get DH the goofy costume too but he said if he dressed up I would have to dress up too and I just wasn't in the mood to try and find a costume to stuff my pregnant self in. Oh and our dog is a shih tzu mix so I'm partial to shih tzus.
10-31-2005, 07:40 AM
mmb - Your dogs are adorable!!!
10-31-2005, 07:56 AM
Happy Halloween :)
10-31-2005, 11:29 AM
MMB -- Your cute lil belly and dogs are making me jealous!! You look great!!
Michiganbride -- I wish the pic was recent. We had to put Chugger down almost 8 months ago. I still cry about losing him :( since we had him for almost 11 years and he was basically our kid. And for some reason I imagined myself pregnant with Chug - he was sooooo good with kids. Oops, I'm making myself sad!! I'm sorry about the trip to the ER and for the $$$ spent on test they could have done. It's always better to be safe right now!!
The future - I LOVE THAT PHOTO OF YOU!. OK. I'll take a belly shot and join you!
Mindy - Sorry the pain is normal! Yesterday aftern two days of moving and a week of packing I started to get a pain on the right side of my butt, for lack of better terms. Great news that they can draw blood in the office. It has saved me soooo much time at my appointments because they do everything in house basically, including blood.
Us - We are all moved in. Now the unpacking, organizing, buying more things, etc. etc. We are bleeding money, I tell ya. The place is great, though - I just don't know what to do with all this space. It's tough to decide what goes where!!! Anyway...I am exhausted from the move but still feel really good. Have a great week everyone!!!
Halloween - I work at a private all-girls school and everyone is dressed up. thank god there are not a lot of "naughty" nurses, but some of these "costumes" are really quite revealing. Oh well...it makes for good conversation!
10-31-2005, 11:49 AM
We picked up our glider yesterday and put it together. It only took about 15 minutes but one of the cushions is missing 3 snaps to attach it to the arm rest. I emailed Jardine and they said they would ship out a new piece asap! I am happy with their customer service so far!
Here's the chair:
and the ottoman to match:
I'm sorry you had to spend the evening in the ER. Ugh, I know how frustrating that is, especially when you could have gone to the office to have the tests done. No fun at all. I have never had a colonoscopy but a good friend did and they did sedate him for it. I would definitely wait post-pg for that too! Were you having any "bowel movement problems?" I'll be blunt. I have been battling severe constipation for a few days and it is no fun. I am starting to think an enema is like a pot of gold. :o I know it's gross and revealing but I have lost all modesty at this point! I figure it's good prep for labor and delivery. ;)
Cute belly you have there!
Sometimes I have to concentrate to breath as well. I wonder if we'll be able to talk without being out of breath in about 2-3 months!
I know, the glucose test already! Where did the time go? :eek:
So glad you are moved! Now is the fun part I think--kind of like decorating all over again. I hope you can find some stuff!
I was actually kind of relieved that the pain was normal! Anything abnormal freaks me out!
10-31-2005, 11:59 AM
I just noticed (I'm sooooooo terrible) that someone bought our carseat off our registry! YAY! I had such issues with checking the registry when we were engaged...but today I checked it to add stuff on to it - not to see if we should be expecting something. Oops!!
this but in gray...
now we just need the infant car seat - but first we have to pick one!
10-31-2005, 12:25 PM
Great carseat choice Ali! Is that the roundabout or the marathon? It's hard to tell from the picture. We have marathons and LOVE them. I have one in my car and DH has one in his car.
The Graco Snugrides are still rated as the best infant carseat out there (I believe) and we still have ours from when DD was born and plan to use it again. It's not too expensive (considering how expensive carseats can get) and it keeps them snug when they are tiny. The only thing I'd suggest is to make sure you get the 5 point harness even if you don't get the snugride, that's going to keep all our babies the safest. I'm a bit of a closet carseat freak, I'm all about safety.
10-31-2005, 01:11 PM
Kelly -- it's the roundabout. I was going to change it to the Marathon today but apparently someone bought it before I could!! :rolleyes: We're planning on getting the Snugride - I'm just waiting for the Snugride 2's to show up at our local BRU so that we get the newest one...
I'm just like you -- a safety nut. My DH gets irritated.. it's all about the safety!!
oh... and I'm pretty sure we're naming this little man Alexander Matthew and we'll call him Alex. It's a big name, especially considering our last name has 3 syllables, but he'll grow into it! :)
10-31-2005, 01:29 PM
Kelly~Aren't shih tzu's the best? I grew up with them, and now I have two. I wouldn't have any other dog. They're so loving and loyal. They are like our children so they are going to freak out when the real baby comes! They're used to getting all of the attention.
Roe~Thanks for the compliments!
The Future~ Great belly shot! You look awesome!
Meatpie~My belly doesn't feel cute or small, trust me, but thank you. Doesn't moving suck? We just moved in August and you do bleed money! There are so many things you need at once. Good luck getting all unpacked. Working at a private girls school must be interesting too. I teach 7th grade and we didn't have too many naughty outfits-a few french maids. But it's funny seeing seventh grade girls try to be sexy. Oh well!
Mindy~ I love the chair. It looks so comfy. I'm still shopping around for gliders. We'll see.
Ali~Yeah for people buying off the registry! The carseat is great. I can't believe you have a name picked out. I'm so jealous. DH and I can't agree on anything.
10-31-2005, 01:38 PM
Need to vent - again - as usual. When i wen to register about two weeks ago, my MIL specifically told me NOT to register for the stroller bc she wanted to buy it for me. I went online and i printed the page for the peg perego piliko 3 black sable stroller and i gave my MIL the printout. She called me last night bc she lost the page. Why do i bother? I gave her the info over the phone last night. But i have a feeling she is not going to get it right. I should have just registered for it and let her buy it off the registry. I feel a little ungrateful complaining, but it does piss me off that i go out of myway to make things easier and it always turns into an even bigger project.
10-31-2005, 02:22 PM
Happy Halloween Everyone!!
Mindy3094- Just a few quick questions for you...Can you post the full name of your glider and where you bought it? I have a feeling it is the same one I picked out. Also, have you sat in it yet? What is your opinion so far?
Happy Halloween everyone!
MMB- Cute belly shot! You have a tiny belly! Your dogs are SO cute! MIL has a Lhasa Apso- I just love little hairy dogs! It's poodles or Lhasas for me because I am allergic to fur-
Mindy- I am glad that your 24 weeks appnt went ok. Nice glider! I am glad you have had no problems with the cushions replacement.
Lynnh- Sorry you are having trouble breathing. Is it allergies, or is the baby right constricting your breathing?
Michigan bride- Egh. I hate ANY time spent in the ER. I actually switched insurance because of a couple of incompetent ER doctors with my old plan.
Carisa- How cute- that's not a goofy face! I hope DH is feeling better, and that those germs stay far away from you!
Meatpie- Glad to hear that moving went off without a hitch! I wish some people arouns here dresses up.. that would at least have made my day a little entertaining. I would still have no idea it was halloween today unless I had heard one of the morning newscasters mention it.
Ali- Yeah for the carseat! That is a pricey item off your registry that you don't have to worry about now! You must be having a shower soon, or someone is WAY organized in their gift giving! We also have Britax Roundabouts, and a Graco Snugride as an infant seat.
Roe- Sorry about your MIL and the stroller. Non-pregnant people so not realize how anxious we get over all this baby stuff!
I just got a phone call that I failed the one-hour GTT. I was DREADING this. Argh. I feel SO helpless. I eat well, and am a normal weight, but it always seems that my dumb glucose levels are a little high. Now I have to go in and take the three hour test. That is not good news for me, and I am a little depressed now.
Sorry if I missed anyone, I am a little distracted. I hope you all have a good evening!
11-01-2005, 05:45 AM
Just thought I'd share a quick picture of DD in her Minnie Mouse Costume last night. It was the first Halloween she really understood and it was so much fun.
11-01-2005, 05:51 AM
I just got a phone call that I failed the one-hour GTT. I was DREADING this. Argh. I feel SO helpless. I eat well, and am a normal weight, but it always seems that my dumb glucose levels are a little high. Now I have to go in and take the three hour test. That is not good news for me, and I am a little depressed now.
Did they tell you what your score was? I failed my one hour GTT with DD and I totally freaked out. I think my score was something around 139 and they consider 135 and below passing at my doctor's office. I had to take the 3-hour GTT and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. My mom had GD with my youngest brother and I was sure I was going to have it too. I could not stop thinking about it and I freaked out constantly until I got the results of the 3-hour test. I passed that with flying colors. I did do a ton of research in between the one hour and 3 hour and really it's managable even if you do have GD. I have a person you could talk to that had to do the insulin shots and everything during her last pregnancy if you end up going down that road. I hope you don't have to but please don't let it depress you too much.
11-01-2005, 11:51 AM
kellyB] your dd is adorable. did she have fun last night?
[B]lrl sorry about the gtt test. Lets just hope the three hour test goes well. For some reason, I know so many people who fail the 1 hour adn have to take the three hour. I think they just enjoy torturing us.
This day has officially started off on the wrong foot. It's such a loong story but it has to do with my insurance coverage. My company switched plans to a new company and mydoctor does not accept theeir coverage. In theory- the new insurance co. is supposed to pay 80% of the doctor's fee (based on what they think is a usual & Cutsomary fee). My doctor's fee for a normal vaginal delivery is $6,500. I called the insurance company- they could not give me a guarantee- but they said they would pay up to about $2,000. That is a [b]$4,500[b] difference. I am sick over this. I called to cry to my mom and she told me to send an e-mail to my administrator. I just sent it. He's probably going to fire me for rocknig the boat. I really HATE my job.
11-01-2005, 01:30 PM
Hi Girls! Sorry I've been MIA for so long. This thread just seems to move so fast. I'll be back later to catch up with everyone, hopefully. I've been in a total whirlwind with the White Sox winning the World Series. It was one crazy week last week for DH & I!
Anyway, roe6373 I had to stop by and post real quick since I totally know how you feel. Your insurance sounds just like my company's insurance. For out of network services they only cover 70% of what they think is the Usual & Cutsomary fee, which is such crap. When I calculated it out, even if they covered 70% of what I would be charged it would cost less if we paid for Cobra from my DH's insurance! Ugh! So starting next month we'll be paying Cobra! It was such a pain to figure everything out. I totally feel for you! It is just so frustrating ain't it?! So sorry you have to go through the pain of insurance too!
11-01-2005, 02:09 PM
It's a Jardine GR715 in beige (Dark Pine GL Beige Micro, SKN: 329447). It was around $325 for the chair and glider after I used a coupon. They don't really compare to Dutailers or Shermags but they were in my price range. ;) It's very comfortable for me but the seat cushion is a bit stiff and needs some working in. It glides pretty smoothly. The cushions are dry clean only though so that is kind of a draw back.
Oh man, that stinks! I hope you can get somewhere with your administrator. I hate when companies and insurance companies jerk you around. :mad: At the same time, $6500 for a vaginal delivery? Holy schnikees. When I inquired about that, they said my office charges $2500 for a normal, low risk pregnancy but now I am wondering if that covers the delivery. Hmm......
Oh my gosh, how adorable does DD look! I love her little shoes.
Oh man, I am sorry to hear about the GTT. I am paranoid that I am going to fail mine too. I am a bit hypoglycemic and with so much diabetes in our families, so that isn't helping much. I'll be hoping you pass the 3 hour!
11-02-2005, 06:57 AM
mindy I think the $6,500 is for people who are out of network or without insurance. My Doctor was charging my old insurance company $2,800 for the whole thing. So it all varies.
11-02-2005, 09:10 AM
roeSorry to hear about your insurance woes. UGH- and also the Pliko 3 is the stroller that we want as well. I LOVE that stroller. Hope your MIL gets her act together.
LRL Oh! Blech! So sorry to hear about the test. How yucky. I hope you pass the next one and that everything is o.k.
Kellymb75What a CUTE Minnie Mouse!!!!!!
MindyLOVE! The glider.
Not too much to report- I am still having bad leg pains that wake me up in the middle of the night. And my mood has just gone competely downhill- I pretty much cry everyday. I'm kind of emotional normally, but I really wish I could just keep focus on the baby and positive things. Anyone else feeling those mood swings???
11-02-2005, 09:20 AM
LooLoo02- I totally hear you on the mood swings. I find myself crying too for no reason, or reasons that I cant really put my finger on.
11-02-2005, 09:52 AM
looloo...i just started in on the mood swings, too. very odd! like breakdowns over strollers. very unlike me!
11-02-2005, 09:52 AM
LooLoo - I had a total breakdown cryfest about a month ago for three hours (at my in-laws :eek: ) and since then I've been better. But, oh yeah, I know how you feel. I'm not used to this - can't control my emotions thing. It's been emotional for you lately, not passing the test and combined with your leg pain and not sleeping well. How do you expect to be in a good mood all the time???;) You just hit a rough patch like I did - and it passes and you'll feel good and positive again!!
Roe - We looked at that stroller but my Benny hated the push bar, or whatever you call it. But I really liked it! Sorry about the insurance problems. It is such a pain. I think my doctor charges about $2000-3000 for a vaginal delivery as well.
Kelly - your daughter is sooo cute!!
GTT test on Friday! Here's hoping the 1800 pounds of Halloween candy does not effect this test!!
11-02-2005, 10:13 AM
mood swings I am glad i am not alone here. I am so hormonal/moody/emotional. It is terrible and i feel miserable. I hate everyone bc i feel as if no one really cares. it's so sad and pathetic.
meatpie good luck on your glucose test. It's funny bc dh did not even try the stroller out. I hope he likes it.
11-02-2005, 10:56 AM
Just checking in...........
Whew! $2800 sounds much better! Wow, $6500 is just crazy.
Mood swings, heck YEAH! I think I cried for 2 hours straight last night. I cry over stupid stuff and then have no clue why I am crying to begin with. Sometimes, it's impossible to get in a good mood and I am usually very chipper and giggly. It's definitely out of character for me. You are not alone.
Good luck with the GTT!
11-02-2005, 11:17 AM
LooLoo As you can see from all the other posts, you are certainly not alone. It seems as if my mood swings have been significantly worse in the past couple weeks. As a matter of fact, just last weekend I had a breakdown in the car on the way home from Minneapolis. We stopped along the way to have dinner with the ILs and they rubbed me the wrong way. Before I knew itl, I was crying for no reason. Sometimes the littlest things set us preggos off and only crying will make things better! Now if we could just get the guys to understand! ;)
11-02-2005, 12:13 PM
Mood swings haven't hit me yet...but I will be getting them soon I am sure.
We had our first Preparing for Childbirth class last night and I think these classes are going to be very beneficial for us. Last nightwe went over signs of preterm labor and the role of the coach/supporter during labor. At the end of each class we go over breathing techniques for about 10 minutes and then do some relaxation exercises. I am really looking forward to continuing these classes. Don just wants to be told when to look away during the videos - haha. I think I am going to have a fainter on my hands!! :rolleyes:
I was actually surprised at how many ladies there are due in a matter of 3-4 weeks!! One of the girls is actually dialated 3 cm already!! :eek: We are wondering if she is going to make it till the second class next week!!
Another interesting thing - out of the 9 couples that are in the class - 4 of them, including me all go to the same OB/GYN! I thought that was kind of neat!!
This Thursday, we have our second Getting Ready for Baby class - hopefully. This is the class that we went to a couple of weeks ago and it was cancelled - so we don't really know what to expect with this class. We'll see!!
11-02-2005, 01:40 PM
So, I had my gallbladder u/s this morning. Got a quick peek at Sweet Pea, who was chillin', with her hands next to her face, as usual. U/s techs can't actually give you a diagnosis, but she told me that, between her and I (and you guys, I guess), the doctors were on the right track (gallstones). But, she said that if I'm not having attacks, then I should try to hold out for surgery until after the bebe is born. I think I like that idea. Next stop: OB appt on Friday to talk to her about it. Then, surgical consult next week. I have to admit, while I'm not pleased that the stones were confirmed, I am pleased that I have somewhat of a diagnosis. There's nothing more frustrating that having something wrong and not knowing what the hell it is.
From this weekend: Sol and I were lying in bed, embracing while facing each other. Sweet Pea gave me a good, strong KICK. I told Sol, "that was a big one." He said, "THAT was HER?!?" He felt the kick on his tummy. Bwahahaha. She kicked her daddy in the stomach. "Get off my mommy!" :D
We went to BRU last weekend and pretty much completed our registry. We were outta there in just over an hour. It wasn't too terrible, since we didn't register for any furniture or stuff like that. Still, I look at our registry and think, "Dang! We need a lot of stuff!"
mood swings, dear Lord... yes! I can cry at the drop of a hat. I'm terrified of what it'll be like AFTER giving birth, when the hormone really go crazy. Right now, I'm so emotional and sensitive. I know it's driving Sol nutso, but he's taking it all in stride.
Have my GTT on Friday. They gave me the drink at my last appointment, and it's been sitting in the fridge since. I keep looking at it, going, "Ugh" every time I open the fridge.
Kelly- What a cute minnie mouse you had! She is adorable!
Roe- So sorry you have been having so many problems with insurance. As if you need this stressÖ I hope that they are able to take care of more of the fees than that. I think you did the right thing by e-mailing. After all, there is a reason why you pay for health insurance to begin with- (even if it is company paid).
Kelly, Roe, Mindy- Thanks for the words of support! I took the 3 hour GTT this morning and am hoping that I did ok on that. I keep thinking back to dinner on Friday night before I took the test, lots of bread and pasta. Couldnít have helped those blood sugar levels! They did not tell me what the number was, but I will get the results from this test on Friday, so I figure that I can wait to hear good/bad news. Thanks for the kind offer Kelly- :)
I am thinking GOOD thoughts for those of you having the test soon!
Loo- I hear you on the mood swings. My co-worker told me last week "But honey- you know you are reacting that way because you are pregnant. It's really not all that badÖ." Eck. I thought it was the end of the world- LOL. I still do think the mood was justified, but I might just be stubborn.
Carisa- Hmmm. Sounds like you will get a lot of good information from the birthing class. You are actually making me rethink taking the classÖ apparently it's not too late for us! ;)
Jenna- I am glad that there is a concensus about your gallstones- much better than everyone thinking that there is something different wrong. So cute that your little one has her hands by her face when you see her, I just love looking at the little hands and feet. Our boy had his hands on his forehead last time- I guess he was feeling dramatic! Good luck on the GTT- the drink really isn't that bad- at least mine wasn't. It tasted to me like a diet Sprite (because I thought it tasted like it had aspartame) the first time, but was weirder the second time. Make sure it is COLD when you drink it!
Hello to everyone! I am trying to rest and get some of my office packed right now as we are moving to a different building this weekend. This just means that I have a working Sunday. JOY. :rolleyes:
11-02-2005, 06:29 PM
Hello ladies, hope everyone is doing ok.
I've just come back from our "last hurrah" (as in last child-free holiday ;) ) in New Zealand and we had a wonderful time.
I can now see the baby rolling around my stomach. That was a little weird the first time it happened and definitely reminded me of the "Alien" movie, but I quite like watching it now.
Had my 24 week OB appt, all fine, have my gestational diabetes test at the end of next week along with blood work to check iron levels. But I'm feeling good and quite enjoying the second tri. But I cannot believe I've got a max of around 16 weeks left, it seems to have gone awfully quickly.
jennapeach I just wanted to comment on the gallstones issue. I had a couple of gallstone attacks 2 years ago, and ended up having the laparoscopic surgery to have my gallbladder removed. The one thing I remember is the indescribable pain of the gallstone attacks, I actually wanted to die. The worst thing about gallstones/gallbladder attacks is that you have no control over when they happen, they just start. You can try to eliminate all the fats etc from your diet, but there's no guarantee that will stop the attacks. The only concern I would have about delaying surgery is that if you had an attack while you were in labour, the stress on your body would be horrible.
I hope you get some good info from the OB and your specialist. If they recommend you have the surgery now, I'd do it. As long as they do the keyhole surgery, it's really a very good operation (I was operated on at 6pm and left the hospital at 8am the next morning). I had very little discomfort from the surgery and just took it easy for a day or two afterwards. Anyway, if you want to know anything about the surgery, feel free to PM me.
Hello to everyone else, there's way too many posts for me to do shoutouts. Hope you're all doing well and those bubs are kicking like mad, and you're feeling good.
11-02-2005, 08:27 PM
Just checking in... Things are still going fine with baby & me. :) I'm really enjoying feeling him kick and move around in there on a regular basis! DH hasn't felt him yet - but it's more of a timing issue than anything else, I'm sure the kicks are strong enough for him to feel it since I can see them from the outside now. :D
question - Is anyone else out there experiencing edema yet? I haven't been able to wear my rings or most of my shoes for about a month now! I know I've inherited bad circulation from my mom but I'm still surprised it hit me so early in the pregnancy. I checked with the doctor and she said as long as my blood pressure wasn't high (which it isn't) she wasn't worried about it - just put my feet up as soon as I get home from work each night and maybe buy some support hose.
Now for a sad attempt at shoutouts (sorry if I miss anyone!):
ausmarchbride - Welcome home! And glad to hear you had a good time. DH and I took our last little weekend trip together a couple weeks ago. Weird to think we'll have a baby to plan around for the next trip!
lrl - We just moved our office last month so I hear you. What fun. Bummer about the weekend hours...
jennapeach - That is so funny your little one kicked her daddy in the tummy like that! And I'm glad to hear that it looks like they've reached a diagnosis on your gall bladder issues.
thefuture - Wow, I'm impressed - childbirth classes already. When I asked my doctor about it, she said I should sign up for the January class (she & another doctor do them themselves for all their patients). So I'll be one of those due-in-a-few-weeks people. Seems a little on the late side to me but since I'm not due till the end of Feb maybe it will be okay? Yikes. I did attend some classes years ago with my sister and I was there for two of her births so that might help me some if my little one decides not to wait until I've gone to classes for him...
looloo - Like the other girls said, you are not alone with the mood swings. I'm always a bit emotional and the pregnancy hasn't helped but I've noticed a dramatic difference in the last month or so. I flew to San Diego for a trip with my DH and I ended up crying as we landed because the flight attendant completely forgot to give us our drinks - and I was really looking forward to my cranberry juice! I felt soooo silly crying over cranberry juice but somehow I just couldn't help myself. :D And I have a lot of leg pains in the middle of the night too. I guess you just trade in one set of symptoms for another in this pregnancy business. Hang in there - we'll all get through it!
mario's girl & roe6373 - So sorry about the sucky insurance coverage! I was really stressed at our policy renewal time this year (April) because I had a feeling we'd be having a baby soon and I wanted to pick the best possible coverage without spending a fortune on the premiums in case we didn't get pregnant so quickly. I have grown to hate anything having to do with insurance - it's so confusing! Hope you girls are able to find some reasonable plans!
kellymb75 - Your little Minnie Mouse is absolutely adorable! :) Thanks for sharing the picture with us!
11-03-2005, 10:32 AM
AusMarchBride, thanks for the info! I will def go ahead with the laparoscopic surgery if my doctors agree we should do it now. I would rather wait, but if it's best to do now, I will. Of course, the optimal time is in the 2nd tri, which I'm nearing the end of, so if they want to do it now, they better hurry! DH is so worried about it, so I'm trying to ease his worry and let him know that it's a really safe procedure - just in case.
tinagirl26, I haven't been able to wear my rings in a month, but I admit, they were a leetle snug *before* the BFP. I didn't want to risk them not coming off once my fingers get really swollen, so I took them off and I'm using a plain white gold band that's got some room to grow. Feet have swollen a couple of times when it's been very hot. Putting the feet up definitely helps, though!
11-03-2005, 12:01 PM
Hello all! We are trying to plan our last weekend getaway for our anniversary next weekend. I think I have founded a little resort in WV (I know that sounds strange), so hopefully hubby will agree and we'll be off in a week or so.
Whew on your diagnosis! I remember actually breaking down into tears of relief when they told me I had gallstones. It's scary having pain and not knowing what can be causing it. Gall stones are an easy fix so I was soooo relieved!
Too funny about Sweet Pea kicking her daddy! Their little legs are getting strong, aren't they?
My hubby has only felt the baby once too and I can see it from the outside as well. The big kicking always seems to go on after lunch when I am at work so timing is definitely hard for us as well!
My hands and ankles will get puffy at times and then go back down to regular size so I haven't had to take my rings off yet, yet being the operative word here. I can see this coming very soon! I just want to make sure I take them off soon enough so I don't end up having to have them cut off!
Oh, that stinks you have to work on Sunday. I would hate that! Thanks for the good GTT thoughts! I am paranoid of failing this one. Mine is not 'til Nov 21 so I have some time to still worry about it. :)
Your class sounds good! Our child birth class is in December. I would definitely freak out if they weren't 'til late January or February. I definitely need some guidance into what the heck I am going to be doing! :)
11-03-2005, 12:20 PM
Hi Everyone!! Happy Thursday!
I just called the hospital to get the info on their childbirth prep classes and the lady asked when I was due. I told her Feb 9th and she told me that I need to start classes next week! So DH and I are starting this coming Wednesday the 9th for 5 consecutive Wednesdays. I am a bit excited & a bit nervous and I know that DH will be dragging his feet because when I called him to find out what day was best for him he said that its up to me cause I am the one doing it....he didn't realize that he needed to go too!!! He wasn't thrilled but needless to say he will be there!
jennapeach- Sorry to hear about your gallstones but like you said at least it is diagnosed and you don't have to worry about what it is anymore. You will be in my thoughts&prayers that everything goes well!
ausmarchbride- welcome back! Glad to hear that your trip went well. I wish DH and I were taking a last trip but I don't think we have the time/money for it...oh well I can live vicariously (sp?) through you!
11-03-2005, 12:34 PM
cgriffin...really?! ACK! i'm due feb 8th but with twins and i haven't signed up for anything yet. oh no!
just saying hi! i'm so behind with replies but i'm reading everything!
everything is good here: quite uncomfortable around sleep time and pretty tired, but otherwise i feel pretty good. i so love feeling these babies kick and kick hard!
11-03-2005, 12:39 PM
I have been really busy at work lately. I am trying to get ready for maternity leave. Today I am home with my DD which I think has the flu. I didn't get my flu shot last weekend, so I am really hoping that I don't get it. :(
On a different note, I used to tan in a tanning bed regularly (three times a week) when I was not pg. Last night I decided that I would try it once just to see how hot I really got. It was the most relaxing thing that I have done so far this pg. Of course I didn't stay in for the max. amount of time. I was wondering if anyone else uses a tanning bed or if anyone knows any reasons other than over heating why I shouldn't tan during my pg. I plan to talk about it more with my OB next friday. :confused:
11-03-2005, 12:40 PM
angel- we just signed up for CB classes - but are doing the "fast-track" approach because DH didn't want to spend 6 weeks in a row in class! We're doing it 11th-12th for 12 hours total. I'm told we'll have forgotten everything by then... I wanted to wait until December but the classes offered then were full.
11-03-2005, 01:03 PM
michiganbride- I was told that one of the reasons that you shouldn't use a tanning bed during pregnancy is that the UV rays could be harmful to the babe. I do not remember who I heard this from so you may want to double check...just smth I remember being told.
11-03-2005, 03:29 PM
You guys are awesome. I'm sad that we've all be so moody- but glad that I'm not alone!! This board is great. :D
11-03-2005, 05:16 PM
Just a quick post to say we got our furniture delivered today and I LOVE IT!!!
There more pics in my bio.
Hope everyone is doing well!!!
11-03-2005, 06:43 PM
jordan Lovely crib, and I'm glad you're thrilled with your purchases :)
michiganbride Hope your DD doesn't have the flu, but even if she does, hope you don't get it. I know nothing about tanning beds so I'm no help to you.
cgriffin Thanks for the welcome back. I start CB classes next Tuesday night so I can post about it before you go for yours.
Mindy Thanks for the welcome back.
Our child birth class is in December. I would definitely freak out if they weren't 'til late January or February. Oh me too, I would be really concerned that I'd go into labour before the classes finished. But I'm sure it wouldn't matter, all our babies are coming out class or no class :D
jennapeach I understand your DH is worried about you, but it really is a safe easy surgery with very quick recovery and very low complications.
tinagirl I haven't noticed any problems with oedema (being Australian, we spell it with the "O" in front) yet , but I'm sure it will happen as we've already started what will be a long hot summer here.
Weird to think we'll have a baby to plan around for the next trip!
It's funny, I kept thinking while we were away "Next trip I'll have to worry about being the mother of that hideous screaming child on the airplane/in the next hotel room" :D
LooLoo I haven't been TOO emotional yet, but I know what you mean. I do tend to get more teary about silly things I can't control.
11-03-2005, 07:26 PM
We purchased our crib today :D finally!!! It should be here in about 8 weeks - cutting it close, I know, but I really like it! It comes with a drawer and we ordered the matching dresser too.
ETA: picture showing dresser & crib!
11-04-2005, 06:56 AM
jordan-What is the name of your crib and where did you buy it? It looks just like the one that DH and I picked out! Love it!!
11-04-2005, 07:16 AM
cgriffin It's made by Munire Furniture and the style is Majestic. We got it at USA Baby. www.usababy.com
You'll have to let me know if you picked the same one. :)
11-04-2005, 07:46 AM
Sorry i cannot catch up properly.
Ann - Welcome home!!!!
furniture love the baby nurseries!!!
baby expo here is a link to a baby expo. I know they are having one in NJ. I am not sure where else- but i think it's nationwide. Take a look for some coupons and free goodies. www.americanbabyfaire.com
Great cribs! I'll have to post a pic of mine soon. Hubby finally assembled it and I just put all the bedding on it.
We are registered for a childbirth class in January. This is what they recommended since I'm due at the end of February. I worried this would be too late but my hospital doesn't do classes in December.
Have a nice weekend everyone:)
Hi everyone- just a fly-by post... need to finish packing my office.
Just got back from the doctor, and I PASSED THE 3 HR GTT!!!! I am SO happy! Good luck to everyone else, and don't try to stress about it!
Jordan, we ordered a Munire crib as well. I can't wait to get it! It should be here in about 2 weeks.
Have a great Friday!
11-04-2005, 01:57 PM
LRL, Congrats on passing the 3-hr!
furniture - beautiful!
Classes - I'm really procrastinating on this one. SO bad! I'm thinking of opting for a non-hospital course, since the hospital schedules are so limited. My OB offers a one-day, crash course, which I wanted to do, but they bill it as a "compliment" to a traditional Lamaze series. I need to definitely get crackin' on this.
Had my latest routine OB appointment today. Did the GTT. The drink wasn't bad, but it made me nauseated. I was a little peeved, cause she was running WAY behind - I waited for 1/2 hour past my appt time, and then told them "OK... you need to take my blood now." So, they got me right it at that point. :D BP looked great, I lost 4 lbs, but I explained that I've totally changed to a low-fat diet for the gallstones and she wasn't concerned. I'm now 2lbs under my pre-PG weight. Weird, but I've got PLENTY of reserves, so it's ok. I'm measuring great and her hb sounded perfect.
She sent me to yet another ultrasound - just to check on the baby in the midst of all the gallstone hullabaloo. She really wants to avoid any surgery during PG, so she emphasized maintaining a good diet to keep the symptoms in check.
I've had more medical appointments in the past month than I have in my whole life!
11-04-2005, 04:45 PM
All I can say is....
This day has dragged for me, ALL DAY!!!
It's 3:45pm and I have another hour and 15 minutes - i don't know if I can make it!!!
Hope you all have a great weekend!!!
11-04-2005, 07:33 PM
LRL - Yay for passing the three hour! :)
All of the cribs/furniture you ladies posted are beautiful! Kind of makes me want to keep Aaron in his crib so that I can buy one. The one we have is a hand me down and not one I would have picked out myself. But, it was free! :)
Classes - All I remember from mine with Aaron was me having the giggles during our breathing exercises. :P The instructor wasn't happy with me.
Had my 26 week appointment today. I gained 10 pounds in 4 weeks! :eek: I'm not really that worried about it because now I'm only up 10lbs total. But that darn halloween candy really did a number on me. Must be better during the holidays. The OB said everything was great, so that's good. Had my GTT bloodwork done so hopefully that will be ok. My next appointment is December 2. A December appiointment already! I'll be 30 weeks then! Yikes.
11-06-2005, 07:34 AM
lrl...congrats on passing the GTT!
classes...well, you ladies scared me sufficiently enough that i got moving on classes! we'll be taking:
1. a multiples class (2 days: 1 on pre-babies stuff, one on post-babies stuff)
2. a mulitples lamaze class (labor, delivery, epidural, breathing, csection): 3 days of 5 hours each! this one isn't until december so i better make it!
3. a breastfeeding class
4. a hospital tour
everything else is good here...very uncomfortable from my size but otherwise doing well. just to make everyone feel better, i'm up about 31 pounds here at 26 weeks!
we've decided not to get a crib for awhile. we're not sure about our sleeping arrangements yet because of our 1-bedroom and 2 babies. i think we'll start with both babies in a cosleeper next to the bed and then move them to one pack 'n play or 2 (if they need it). eventually, they'll go to one or two cribs but not until about 6 months or so (hopefully). if we have to move them to 2 cribs, we have to move out of our bedroom into our living room so i'd rather wait on that for a bit!
but we did, finally, give in and register! most of the stuff we'll have to buy ourselves because we're not having a shower but it was fun anyway!
next up: appt on tuesday for a growth scan of the babies and then next monday is my glucose test and a regular obgyn appt.
11-06-2005, 04:37 PM
I've been away for a week and SO MUCH ACTIVITY has happened! I'll need some time to catch up.
Went to the beach and squeezed into my old bikinis. It really wasn't too pleasant. A couple of more days and I'm sure I couldn't even have fit into those! Had a good time, but glad I'm home and I can keep this body COVERED for the next few months.
Feeling a little bit overwhelmed with how much we have to get done. Haven't ordered furniture and barely thought about the nursery. Need to get crackin'! Don't think DH and I are going to take any classes. We're going to rely on books and what we remember from our medical training. We'll see:rolleyes: Did manage to register for some of the big things a couple of weeks ago. Did a whirlwind tour in about 1.5 hours!
Lower extremity edema has been a huge issue with me. Compression stockings have been VERY helpful. E-mail me if you want my suggestion on the brand and discount website I ordered mine from. They can be very $$$$:eek:
Happy week to everyone! Sorry that it's Monday soon......:(
11-07-2005, 07:21 AM
So we went and bought paint for the nursery yesterday. Turns out we bought the same tan that was just painted throughout the rest of our house (oops!) without realizing it. I knew I recognized that name!! We also bought a nice light blue. We're going to put up a chair/picture rail about 2 ft from the ceiling and paint the tan there. It should look pretty nice. The tan and blue are lighter shades of what's in his bedding so it'll coordinate well and be soothing (I hope!). We're hoping that Jay's younger cousin can paint for us this weekend (he's a professional painter) while we're at the CB class. He just started out a few months ago so we really want to show our support of him in his new "endeavour". The kid is a little messed up so anything we can do to help, even if it means paying him to paint his 2nd cousin's room, he'll really really appreciate. He's supposedly really good at it - keeping my fingers crossed on that one!
People are starting to buy things off our registry - yay!!! :)
x-post from LJ...
We decided that my brother, Matt, will be Baby Alex's godfather. It's fitting too since Alex's middle name will be Matthew and, well, that's my brother's name. I think my best friend (Caroline) will be his godmother. I'm going with the traditional Catholic view of godparents and having at least one of them be a practicing Catholic, which both are. MIL objected to doing it that way - but that's the way my (extended) family does things so that's the way I will. We decided that if we have a girl next, Jay's aunt & uncle will be the godparents because they badly wanted a girl and only had boys. If we have another boy, I guess we'll have to go with SIL but it'll be difficult to find a godfather who can be paired with her, unless my brother wants to do it again!
We still have to decide on an infant carrier/stroller. Part of me really wants a Peg Perego but I really can't justify having anyone spend $300+ on a stroller, without a carseat. It seems a little ridiculous. Besides, a Graco should be fine considering I'm pretty strong and we have a relatively large car so it should fit in the back. I just have to pick one - I'm holding out on the Snug Ride 2's to show up in my local BRU. Better show up soon! My bridal shower is in a month and MIL has been asking about what stroller/car seat to buy for her grandson ..... :)
I went shopping with my mom Saturday and we decided against getting a glider. My dad bought my mom a rocking chair however many years ago and she used it for my brother & me. They're going to clean it up, possibly refinish it and give it to me. I like that idea so much better!!! It's more practical and they can spend that $500 or whatever on other stuff for their 1st grandchild.
I'll try to update the thread today.... anyone think we should start a new one in honor of the upcoming third trimester??????
11-07-2005, 07:30 AM
My bridal shower is in a month and MIL has been asking about what stroller/car seat to buy for her grandson ..... :)
I'm sorry I shouldn't be laughing so hard but seeing bridal shower written out sounds so funny to me. I've been married over 4 years now and that phrase doesn't even pop into my head anymore.
I'm all for a new thread if you want to go for it.
11-07-2005, 07:31 AM
Updated to here....
I think I've seen everyone else around in the last couple weeks but can the ladies listed below post a note so we know how you're doing?
Please check in!
11-07-2005, 07:33 AM
OOOPS!! I guess I wasn't thinking when I typed that out! :) :p :o
Originally Posted by aligirl
My bridal shower is in a month and MIL has been asking about what stroller/car seat to buy for her grandson .....
11-07-2005, 07:44 AM
Updated to here....
I think I've seen everyone else around in the last couple weeks but can the ladies listed below post a note so we know how you're doing?
Please check in!
I'm still around! Things have been crazy at the office lately so I have resorted to mostly lurking. I'll try to post an update shortly!
11-07-2005, 08:00 AM
I am still here. Just don't have much to report. I am feeling a little sick today, not sure why but I have been feeling good for the most part. I had my GTT test a week and a half ago, and didn't hear anything back so I am assuming no news is good news:confused:
I will try to check in more. Hope everyone has a great day!
11-07-2005, 08:10 AM
We got our baby furniture this weekend!! Yea!!! DH adn his friend picked it up from SIL's yesterday. I have not organized the room yet since i cannto move the furniture myself and i felt guilty asking dh to do more work. We still haev to organize the furniture adn put the crib togethe
baptism[B] I read in my church buletin that expectant paretns should sign up for a pre-baptism class. I was so surprised. I had no idea that we were required to take a class. I called the church this morning. We are going to the class in December. The organizer even asked if i wanted to pick a date for the baptism. I opted to wait until the new year at least. but my co-worker said she thinks it's a bad idea to take the class before the baby is born. It felt weird to hear her say that since i am not that superstitious- i am having a baby shower and setting up the room. Plus, a lot of catholics baptise their baby's by 6 weeks old- so we need to move quickly. [B]aligirl we are doing the same thing with catholic Godparents.
cirulation Is anyone having a circulation issue in their hands. I feel it when i sleel mosly bc i sleep with my hands/arms curles under my head. But i constantly wake up with a tingley/numb feeling. I try to keep my hands at my side or elsewhere, but the ALWAYS end up under my head.
[B]baby shower[B] the invitations for the baby shower have gone out. I promised myself not to monitor the baby registry and it's killing me!!!!
have a good day.
11-07-2005, 12:53 PM
Real quick post before I leave work (yeehaw!)......
I now understand the true meaning of cankles. Ick! I wake up in the morning and they are the right size, but by the time I go to bed they are swollen again. I am going to PM you, mauibride to get your suggestions on the compression stockings.
Also, I had my first leg cramp last night. Holy cow is all I can say! Fortunately, it went away rather quickly, but if I keep getting these, this is going to be real fun. Oh dear!
Ok, gotta run, but promise to do proper shout outs tomorrow!
11-07-2005, 12:55 PM
LRL Congrats on passing the bad 3hr test!!!! :D
Aligirl I think it is weird that you are calling your baby BABY ALEX, because we too are naming our little one Alexander (Robert Alexander) and when we talk to my DD we tell her to call him baby Alex. I feel like most of the time you post things that I want to say, so it is just weird that our babies will have the same name as well.
Furniture They all look great!!!
Update on me I ended up getting the flu from my DD. I had it all weekend. It was the worst thing ever. I thought that getting sick was bad during my first trimester, but this was definately worse. Not to metion getting out of the bed was alot easier then. Now my whole body is sore, I used muscles that I didn't know were there anymore. Anyways, I seriously recommend getting the FLU SHOT.
Weight Gain Before last weekend I was up 20lbs. Not at all happy. I am hoping that I stay under 35lbs.
Circulation My left hand feels like it doesn't get any circulation. I think that I sleep the same way with my hands under my pillow. When I wake up it takes along time for the pain to go away. If you figure it out let me know.
11-07-2005, 01:21 PM
Circulation - definitely noticing that my legs/arms fall asleep quicker now. I have two comfy sleep positions - one on either side, with a pillow under my belly and two pillows under my head (one being a special buckwheat pillow that I now cannot live without!), with the arm under my side being splayed out under the head pillows. It's really no wonder that my arms fall asleep!
Leg Cramps - I get them from time-to-time pre-PG, but *knock on wood* haven't gotten them while PG. Those suckers HURT!
Baptism - I was raised Lutheran and went to church until around college, when I got very lax about attending. My hubby was raised in the Nation of Islam and then in Christianity (don't ask!) He attended temple regularily as a kid, but church sporadically. We agreed that we'd scope out some local Lutheran churches and I would probably join whichever one was most comfortable for both of us so we can baptize Sweet Pea and continue attending. If hubby wants to get confirmed and become a member, he will persue that, as well. My grandfather is a Lutheran minister and can't baptize her until we have a home church, so we probably won't baptize until she's a few months old, to give me the time to find a church and become a member. I really want my grandpa to baptize her, though, because he baptized me AND performed our wedding ceremony. :) We've talked about who should be the godparents, but haven't settled on anyone yet.
I've noticed two things recently:
Breathlessness - It's starting to take much longer for me to "recover" from any type of activity. Even getting into bed leaves me breathless, between having a super-high mattress and having to arrange all the pillows juuuuuuust right. By the time I'm laying down, comfy, I'm totally out of breath. :rolleyes:
and General Discomfort - I feel like a whale already. We have a lovely sectional sofa with a chaise lounge on one side and I can barely sit in the chaise anymore - not because it's not comfy, but b/c I can't get out of it! I feel like a roly-poly. I've also noticed that sometimes, while sitting at my desk, my ribs will start hurting. I'm not looking forward to having Sweet Pea's foot in my ribs. :p
11-07-2005, 01:54 PM
roeYAY on the furniture! That's great!!!
LRL Congrats on passing the bad 3hr test!!!!
michiganbride I hope you are feeling better- so sorry about the flu
Mindy3094I've been getting leg cramps for the past week or so- NOT fun.
I too have been feeling pretty uncomfortable- I feel very large and my legs are just killing me. - UGH! Also, when exactly do we hit the third trimester? Is it 26 weeks or 28 weeks? According to Web md- I hit my third trimester on Wednesday.
11-07-2005, 02:26 PM
According to What to Expect we hit our third trimester at 28 weeks.
I am going to start saying 12w2d left instead of 27w5d. Just for a little inspiration.
11-07-2005, 02:31 PM
michiganbride: I like that idea! I'm going to do the same!
I've seen it in other places that say at 26 weeks, we're considered in the 3rd trimester.... who knows what the "real" time-frame is!
11-07-2005, 02:51 PM
It's weird - one of my PG books says that 26 weeks is the beginning of the 3rd tri. Who can keep track? :confused:
Can we have a little shower talk? Just wondering when everyone is having their showers and if you are having a theme? My best friend is starting to plan mine and she's asking for theme ideas and wanting really specific details about what I want.
Truth be told, I'm just not that picky! I don't have a grande vision of my baby shower. I'm just honored that I'm getting one at all. She did the same thing with my wedding shower and I finally told her, "Just do whatever you want!" and it was wonderful. She has excellent taste.
Anyone else having a theme or special type of shower? I'm finding it hard to believe that I'm already far enough along to be thinking about a shower!
11-07-2005, 02:54 PM
OMG - I feel that general discomfort as well, especially when i want to get of the couch. I literally sink into the couch. It's worrisome bc even though there are only 13+ weeks left, it's still a ong time to be struggling to get around.
breathlessness - i have been feeling that when i lie flat on my back (which i know is NoNO- but sometimes I enjoy the treat. :D
11-07-2005, 02:58 PM
As far as I know, I'm having one giant shower. From what I understand, there isn't a theme but they are using the pregnant lady silhouettes as the main decorations style. I'm the same way as you, jenna - my mom, best friend & my mom's friend did the bridal shower and it was awesome. I've told them to do whatever they like this time around. I know my best friend has some games she wants to do but other than that, I'm clueless.
I've heard of themes like bringing diapers or frozen meals, etc., but they opted not to do that (the diaper theme was vetoed by my MIL). I do know that the favors for winning the games are from Bath & Body Works... those anti-bacterial soap things... that's about all they've told me.
My shower is December 3rd. I think there's one I'm not supposed to know about - and it's November 20th.....but it's a secret (it's a little sketchy - the girl hosting it is having a "turkey day" celebration for a few of us which is new so that's why I think it's a baby shower)...
11-07-2005, 03:01 PM
Can we have a little shower talk? Just wondering when everyone is having their showers and if you are having a theme? My best friend is starting to plan mine and she's asking for theme ideas and wanting really specific details about what I want.
Anyone else having a theme or special type of shower? I'm finding it hard to believe that I'm already far enough along to be thinking about a shower!
I would love to have a "shower talk". I was looking forward to my shower becuase it's a good reason to gather the girls for the day. But ever since we found out the gender and my mom and I decided on a theme to go with I got even more excited!!
My mom is hosting my shower and it will be Dec 10. Since we are having a little girl - we are doing a "Pretty in Pink" theme. We are going to have everything in all shades of pink. Pink feathered boas for the guests to wear when they arrive, pink punch and pink champagne (champagne with chocolate port). We will have pink balloons everywhere. We are also going to make pink (white) chocolate covered strawberries. My mom is going to order the same type of cake that we had at our wedding - raspberry champagne, of course it's pink!! ;)
That's what we are doing - it's so funny, about 3 times a day my mom and I call eachother with other "pink" ideas that we come up with. It's been so much fun doing this with my mom...i just wish we were able to it together and not from 400 miles away!
We are doing a diaper raffle and another prize give away, but it is mostly just going to be a gathering for the ladies and an opportunity to catch up with everyone.
OK, that's my "shower talk". :D
11-07-2005, 03:22 PM
aligirl, you're so ahead of the game! I believe we'll end up having my shower in January. My parents are moving into a new house this week, so I'd imagine it'll be some time before it looks decent enough for my mom to feel comfortable hosting the shower. She and my BF have an agreement: BF will do all the planning and leg-work and my mom will finance it. BF is a SAHM and an excellent planner, and my mom is thankful to have someone who really *likes* planning these things.
I like the B&BW idea! Those things are always handy to have around!
TheFuture, I sent my BF an email saying "I like pinks and yellows." So, we'll see what she comes up with. She had a little girl a year ago and her shower was a totally pink tea party - very cute. I definitely can't wait to use it as an excuse to just get together with the girls!
I have to say, I've had some pretty interesting shower invites in the past few years. I was invited to one shower that was held at a restaurant (everyone paid their own way) AND obviously, it was a shower, so the gift was obligatory, AND they requested that everyone bring a pack of diapers. WTH? So, not only am I bringing a gift, but I'm paying for my meal AND bringing diapers? I opted out and sent a nice gift instead. ;)
ETA: Roe, I find myself savoring the guilty pleasure of a few minutes here and there on my back. After sleeping on my sides so much, it just feels so. darned. good!
11-07-2005, 03:33 PM
Wow, that's weird when you put it that way - only 15 weeks to go...
Just wanted to pop in with a quick update. I'm so excited and relieved because we finally purchased our crib! After much shopping around to find something that goes with the furniture we already have, we finally settled on this crib:
They even had it in stock so it is now sitting in our garage, just waiting for the room to be ready so we can put it in. It's my main inspiration for getting motivated to finish cleaning out the baby's room (which was formerly a craft/office/guest room filled with lots of junk!) so we can paint and then start setting things up for baby. It's so exciting to finally be at this point!
Shower We just settled on a date for our baby shower - Dec 4th. As far as I know, there's no set theme and I've told the girls in charge that they can do whatever they want (they also threw me a beautiful bridal shower so I completely trust them). I have to admit it feels a little weird to have a shower when I'll only be 28 weeks along but after that the holidays just make things crazy, and mentally I get stressed thinking about waiting until late Jan/early Feb to have it (plus that's the busiest time of year at work and I'll be working on delegating stuff for maternity leave - I'm exhausted just thinking about it!). But it sounds like a lot of you are having Dec showers as well... so maybe I'm not totally crazy??
11-07-2005, 03:47 PM
TheFuture What a fun shower theme! You absolutely must post pictures when it is all said and done!
My Shower Talk - My shower is scheduled for November 20th. As far as I know there are no real themes, but it will be held at a nicer Italian restaurant. The guest list was rather large but the invitations didn't go out until last week so I have a feeling that quite a few people won't show. :( I agree that it does feel odd having the shower so early, but with the holidays approaching so quickly it's going to be hard to fit it in otherwise. DH's boss has also talked about hosting a shower for local friends. I'm still not sure if that is going to happen or not.
Does anybody know what they're going to wear for their shower?
11-07-2005, 05:00 PM
I just wanted to add...with regards to bringing diapers, we are doing a diaper raffle. In the invite, we added a little note that said, "Bring a package of diapers if you would like to participate in the diaper raffle"
We aren't making it "mandatory" for the guest to bring diapers. My girlfriend did this at her shower it was just another gift/prize given out. We opted to do that because we aren't going to be doing a lot of games.
I think along with the raffle, we are going to Baby Gift Bingo or something like that. I actually would like to do watch the guests play the "Baby Food Guessing Game" - I just think it would be funny to watch the expressions on thier faces when they have to smell and/or taste the baby food!!
I think we are going to have a total of 1-2 games, we just have figure out which ones.
Bbbethie Pictures will definitely be shared!!;)
11-07-2005, 05:29 PM
I like the theme for your shower, TheFuture! It makes me want to have a girl :) I think my mom really wanted to do a green/pink theme but it's hard to justify that given I'm having a boy! I told her that just because I'm having a boy that doesn't mean everything has to be blue... we'll see what she does.
As far as outfits go... I still don't know. I know my mom just went out and bought an outfit (hilarious!!!!!) but I think I'm going to wait until closer to the day to choose something. I was thinking nicer jeans or cute khakis with a sparkly tank & blazer.
There's also this thread (http://www.constantchatter.com/showthread.php?t=6700) that was started about outfits...
11-07-2005, 06:13 PM
My shower is this weekend!:D With everyone's schedules it was easiest to do it this weekend - but I feel strange having a shower so early as well. But with the holidays and me not wanting to travel to Sacto in Jan. it was December of November and this weekend was best!
I'm not sure of the theme, if there is one. Sorry I can't be any help. Since the gender is a surprise we can't do anything fun like pink, or soccer, or sports, etc. So we'll just have to wait and see.
Outfit - I have these brown cord capris and a cute long-sleeved shirt I might wear. Regardless...something tight so my belly looks as big as possible!! Thinking about this makes me want to shop, shop, shop!!
11-07-2005, 07:48 PM
How exciting for all you ladies getting ready for your showers.
One of the books I have says the 3rd trimester starts at 27 weeks. So, have it start whenever you feel like it ;) there doesn't seem to be a hard and fast rule.
Is anyone having a circulation issue in their hands. I feel it when i sleel mosly bc i sleep with my hands/arms curles under my head. But i constantly wake up with a tingley/numb feeling. I try to keep my hands at my side or elsewhere, but the ALWAYS end up under my head Me too, I often wake up these days with my left hand asleep(I tend to sleep on my left side almost all the time, always have) drives me nuts.
I am going to start saying 12w2d left instead of 27w5d. Just for a little inspiration. Well that's just plain scary counting it THAT way. That means there's only (for me ) 14w2d left. Yikes.
Managed to avoid the leg cramps so far, which sounds like a very good thing. They sound vile. However, the cankles appeared for the first time last night (well first time I noticed :) ) and they sure look ugly. By the end of this long hot summer I'll be very lucky if I can wear shoes at all.
All well here, have my first childbirth class (what I refer to as "Huffy Puffy class") tonight so that should be interesting. My DH asked me this morning if I was excited about the classes starting, and I think the answer is no. It's all getting real and that baby is going to come out :D
I'm ok about the whole pregnant thing, but I have to admit I AM nervous about the delivery. I'm not worried about bad stuff happening, just worried about the unknown (pain and maybe missing out on the epidural etc).
11-08-2005, 08:13 AM
tinagirl my shower will also be on Dec. 4. I am trying to stay out of the planning of the shower. But i did hear through the grapevine that my mom wanted a Christmas theme with poinsettas (sp) on the table and i think the restaurant will have a christmas tree up for the party.
Meatpie have a great time at the shower and post lots of pictures.
CB Class- we opted not to take the cb class. I asked a few friends. Two did nto take the class adn did not regret it. The others who took the class recommended we take it but also said they did not walk away with a wealth of info. But they said the benefit is that you get a tour of the maternity ward, etc. I was in the delivery room when my sister had her first daughter. So i feel qualified enough. Plus- as amazing as it was watching my niece be born, it freaked me out- i just don't think i can watch a video in a class. And the last reason is purely selfish- dh and i decided we did not want to commit ourselves to 4 weeks of classes and it's tres expensive. I would rather the put the money into an account for dear baby. I hope you all enjoy the class.
11-08-2005, 09:59 AM
This is what I will probably wear to my shower with maybe a little cardigan over the top. I bought this outfit off gap.com for only $32.98 with free shipping. The pants are way comfortable.
I will be back to post more about my shower which will be Dec 4th.
11-08-2005, 10:19 AM
Oh no, I am so sorry to hear you had the flu. Are you feeling better now? I know I was paranoid to get it when hubby had it two weeks ago because I knew it would wipe me out beyond any normal cold! Hope you are back up to feeling 100%!
I like that outfit! Do you know if the pants come in petite or short?
Yeah, when does the 3rd tri start? That is a good question! I always thought 28 weeks but I hear different things all of the time.
I am having the discomfort when I try to get out of hubbyís car! Itís so low to the ground, I told him he is going to have to roll me out of it soon.
Your shower sound very nice! I like the Bath & Body Works prizes.
Oh, I love your pink theme! Those are some great ideas!
That is crazy about that shower you were invited to. I donít think I would have gone either!
Beautiful crib! I think most moms in here are having their showers in December so no worries there!
I am hoping to find a long sleeved black dress for my shower. Or maybe something short sleeved with a sweater? I have heard that pants are a good idea though because by the time you are halfway done opening your gifts, it gets a bit uncomfortable trying to keep the legs crossed!
Have fun at your shower this weekend!
I am getting nervous about the delivery as well and how I am going to squeeze something watermelon-size out of my body. I hope our Huffy Puffy class in December can help ease the anxiety!
Oh, I feel so bad that you have to endure cankles in the hot weather. Ugh, that must be miserable!
Well, I am having 3 of them. Geez, I know, but how do you tell someone no when they offer to have one? Theyíll all be in January, one for my fam held by my sister, one for hubbyís fam held by MIL, and one for our Sunday school class held by our teachers. My sisterís theme is baby animals, but I have no clue for MIL. She wants to have it some place fancy that caters. I will just be happy if she gets the invitations out on time as she is a bit of a procrastinator. The Sunday school shower is like a bit of a party with guys included. No theme and everyone brings food.
My hands seem fine but I do notice that my feet get tingly a lot faster than normal, especially when they are swollen.
We got to a Friendís church and we do baby dedications there. Basically you stand up in front of the congregation and pledge to raise the baby in a Godly way. Then, later when the child is older, they can choose to be fully baptized (fully immersed). We donít have godparents or anything like that.
11-08-2005, 10:51 AM
Ok... just lost my huge reply to everyone... and I was just caught up!!! :mad:
So here are the finer points....
Love everyone's cribs!!!
We have a childcare class on Nov 21 and childbirth dec 6 & 13. We could have taken it free through our insurance but they don't offer till the end of January... and I think that would be cutting it close for 4 week class that's 45 minutes away!!
I am trying to figure out when to do it. We have 3 wedding between June 10 - July 22. DH & I are in the June 10 and I think DH is in the July 22. Between showers and bachelor parties, etc. we would need to get the baptism done the beginning of May otherwise wait till August or September. I think we will have DH's Brother & My Sister for God Parents or DH's Brother and his fiance for God Parents (by then they would be married... can you do that?)
We had the Florida Baby Party this weekend. It was more about my parents friends who I didn't know than the Baby. There were about 50 people there and I maybe knew 20 including family. It's was guys and girls. We had an Island theme... with regae band and grass skirts on the tables with all blue decorations. It was outside by the pool at my parent's house. It was fun, just a bit odd since I didn't know too many people. I got lots of clothes a few things off the registry. I'm not sure what if anything MIL is planning up here.
I have a lot to catch up on!
CB Classes- Oh, you ladies always remind me that I need to get off my behind and get some things done! I want to sign up for an infant care class, but I think I still need to be convinced to do a childbirth class. I am so reluctant about spending time on a class that may not be beneficial to me- given that we have so little time in the middle of the week for these things! Someone- please convince me! ;)
Baptism- Most likely the baby will be baptised in May, and we will be asking my sister and my brother-in-law to be godparents. We also have to take the classes... DH was hoping our priest would sign off on them since we are pretty involved, but I told him that that wasn't fair! ;)
Shower- No shower plans yet- WOW are we behind! You ladies are SO ahead of me.
One thing I think we are on schedule for: We set up the crib and the babys furniture this weekend. It's SO cute! We still have some small things to buy, hang and organize, but for the most part, I think we have everything we need for the room. For some odd reason that room has it's own gravitational force field. I keep catching DH wandering around in there, and he has been catching me as well. It is way too exciting to keep out of there! :D
11-08-2005, 01:10 PM
Jordan That shower seems like it was a blast.
Mindy3094 I am not sure, but I know that you can order them in short. I am feeling 200% better, Thank You for asking. I am hoping that DH doesn't get it and pass it back to me.
tinagirl I love the crib. You are not alone I am hoping by having the crib up in the bare room that I will get some inspiration.
Shower Ideas I am going to have a baby shower for my friend who is due 6 weeks ahead of me. We were going to do a double baby shower but our list got to long so we voted against it. But anyways here are some ideas that I am working with. Because the shower is in Dec. I am going to buy a small christmas tree, put blue lights on it, and decorate it for a baby boy, and have each guest put their gift under the tree as well as bring one gift to put in her diaper bag. The guest with the most creative but useful gift will get gift basket full of pampering gifts.
We will also use the gifts from the diaper bag to play bingo. As the guest arrive the will get a blank bingo board to fill in the square with what they think she will receive in gifts. The one to fill their board first will when a prize for mom and themselves.
This is what I have so far.
11-08-2005, 04:40 PM
QOTD I am picking out our crib this weekend and am leaning toward buying a white crib, but is that too girly? (We don't know the sex of the kid). There is also a nice light wood finish I am considering as well.
I'll catch up with everyone tomorrow!
11-08-2005, 05:06 PM
ack! so behind again!
so jealous of all of your showers...i think i mentioned we're not having one because of the general jewish superstition about having things for the babies before they're born. but your parties sounds like so much fun! and the idea of getting stuff together sounds awesome.
i'm pretty panicked at this point about the fact that we'll have to purchase a lot of stuff for the babies right before they're born (or that my parents will have to do it once i'm in labor).
discomfort: i've got tons. hard to move, hard to sleep! my obgyn says i'm as big as a woman who is 35 weeks pregnant, so i guess that's why!
numbness: definitely have this one in my arms and fingers!
had a sonogram today and both babies look good!
baby B face
baby A profile
11-08-2005, 05:07 PM
mindy...i definitely think white is not girly. would be beautiful with blue or pink or yellow/green!
11-08-2005, 08:10 PM
QOTD I am picking out our crib this weekend and am leaning toward buying a white crib, but is that too girly? (We don't know the sex of the kid). There is also a nice light wood finish I am considering as well.
Well, I don't think it's too girly (I hope not, because we're ordering white nursery furniture and we don't know the sex either). As angelgirl said, it can look lovely with either pink. blue or green/yellow bedding etc. I like some of the dark wood cribs, but we live in a very neutral toned (think off-white walls, light carpets etc) house, and the dark furniture just doesn't look right here.
angelgirl Hang in there and try not to panic about what you need to do. Kids survived 20yrs ago without all the extra stuff we think is necessary these days. As long as they have somewhere to sleep, some clothes and blankets and food (whether BF or formula) they'll be fine for the short term. Sounds like your pregnancy is going beautifully, those twins are going to be wonderful :D
Had our first huffy puffy class last night which contained a big surprise; they don't teach the huffing and puffing anymore. It's more about parenting once you get home, and giving you information about what "tools" are available to help you cope with labour and what methods are available to reduce the pain. It's more about having the basic information and less about the actual nitty gritty details, they say that the midwives/obstetricians can and will give you the nitty gritty if you decide you need it in the middle of labour. They said that most women who learn the breathing etc tend to forget it when they're in the hospital, and it is easily shown to you then. We learned about how to differentiate real labour from false labour, when to call the hospital, and at what stage you go to the hospital. All good info. Next week we watch the labour/delivery film which should be interesting.
11-09-2005, 06:57 AM
meatpie i don't think white is too girly. We also have white furniture but it was given to us. If we had to buy it- i would have gone with the natural light wood.
angelgirl - your u/s pics are adorable. I cannot believe the dr. said you are measuring at 35 weeks. That is amazing. I hope you are feeling well. Are you still worknig?
Third trimester I read two sources- one said the 3rd trim starts at the beginning of week 27. The other book said it starts at week 28. I am going with week 27 bc i have also read that each trimester is about 13 weeks long.
11-09-2005, 06:57 AM
I decided that the Colby pattern from Graco (blue on blue) was too boyish for me - in case we have a girl some day - so I need to find another pattern that I like for the Pack N Play and swing... Neurotic pregnancy hormones I guess...
So here's my question...
If you're getting a PNP or a swing - which one is it?
11-09-2005, 09:39 AM
aligirl, We're going with the Windsor. It's a sage-green with some toile. DH thinks it's unisex, while I actually think it's pretty girly, but I love the colors/pattern, so I'm not arguing! ;) My husband has two daughters from a previous relationship, so we're not even sure we want more kids after Sweet Pea. Well, DH does, but *I'm* not sure. :D We'll see how this one goes.
I had a weird dream last night that I was trying to nurse the baby. She was born and home with us for a week before I realized that I needed to feed her. Then, I couldn't get her to latch on properly. Crazy PG dreams!
Got a call from my OB yesterday. My sugar was "a little high" on my 1-hour GTT, so I need to go to the lab tomorrow to take the 3 hour test. :( Oh, and I have another bacterial infection. AND, my iron levels are low. WTH is going on with my body these days?? So, tomorrow, I have both the 3-hour test and my surgical consult for the gallstones. Sucks.
11-09-2005, 09:45 AM
We registered for the PnP in Mocha. We also registered for this before we found out we were having a girl - but I think it's pretty neutral. We also registered for the swing in the same pattern.
I personally like the blue for either a girl or boy. ;)
11-09-2005, 09:47 AM
Jenna I had almost exact dream just the other night. Crazy. Sorry to hear about your bad news sugar, iron, and BI. Sucks but all part of the game I guess. Does your doctor want you to take iron pills now?
Aligirl I completely went against baby bargins and got a really good deal on our stoller and carseat. It is really boyish!
Are we going to start a new thread for our third trimester?
Michiganbride- I love the shower ideas. I have absolutely no creativity for bridal/baby showers. I may have to pass your ideas on to my mom for a hint- (my failmy has yet to admit I am pregnant- lol. My mom was laughing at me last night because she could not believe that I have had no cravings whatsoever. She said "Are you sure you are pregnant?" ;) )
Meatpie- I don't think that the white crib would be inappropriate for a boy. You could really make it look boyish with the bedding like others have said.
Angelgirl- I think you should be ok if you can get organized about what you will need. I have heard that Babies R Us will hold items together for you and you can just go and pick them up when you go into labor? Maybe this would be a good route to go- if you don't have Babies R Us maybe another shop will do it for you? I love the babies profiles, can you believe that those are your children? :D
Ausmarchbride- Thanks for posting some information on your birthing class. I think THAT information would be useful, but I can't see myself sitting in some class with 20 other pregnant women learning breathing for 2 hours. That, I think, would be the biggest waste of time ever. :rolleyes:
Ali- Our Pack N Play is the Cotton Tail toile pattern. I think it works well for a girl or boy.
Jenna- I am sending positive energy your way for the 3-hour GTT. Sucks about the iron in your blood, but I think that is something that is pretty easy for them to regulate? Luckily you soon will not have to worry yoo much about the gallstones- I hope!
Michiganbride- The only thing that matters is that you got a fantastic deal on the stroller and carseat- :)
11-09-2005, 10:30 AM
Had some shower drama lately, but I think it's all sorted out. So, I have two showers in January (one for each side of the family) and then we have a co-ed small one for our Sunday school class, also sometime in January. Whew! I am glad we got that sorted out because it was stressing me out big time.
Few shout outs -
I don't think white is to girly at all. All of our nursery furniture is white and we don't know what we are having either. I say to go for it.
We actually registered for the Colby pattern and we are clueless about the sex. I went back and forth between the Windsor and the Colby and hubby decided on the Colby.
We registered for the Jeep Pack n Play - I can see myself using this outside a lot and I wanted a good shade. Also, hubby liked it the best. He didn't like any of the other ones at all.
And we registered for the Ocean Wonders Aquarium swing because we heard such good things about it.
Oh man, that does suck. I'm sorry to hear about the GTT, but it sounds like if your levels were only slightly high, you'll have no problem passing the 3 hour.
11-09-2005, 11:41 AM
jenna i just wanted to give a quick note. I heard the threshold for the GTT is sooooo low that many girls have to go back for the three hour test. I guess it's another way of torturing us.
11-09-2005, 12:07 PM
Thanks, ladies.... I'm apparently neurotic right now.
I think we're going to stick with the Colby PNP because I do like the pattern and DH likes it - he wasn't a fan of any of the others... except for the Mocha. We might take a look at that one again and decide between the two. They're practically the same thing - and the Mocha PNP is $40 less!
We're thinking about either the FP Ocean Wonders or FP Papasan cradle swings... we'll see. DH wants one that swings side-to-side. I just wish they didn't take up so much space!! The Gracos are much more compact!
I don't think the white furniture is girlie! We have friends who are having twin boys and their furniture is all white. You're fine for either a boy or a girl with white! :)
11-09-2005, 12:13 PM
Thanks for the vibes/advice about the 3 hour GTT, ladies. I'm hoping that you're right, roe! :) LRL & michiganbride, yeah, they'll just give me iron pills to help with the deficiency. It's just one more thing, I guess.
TheFuture, I really like the Mocha pattern!
aligirl, my best friend has the Colby pattern PnP and she had a little girl. I think you'll be fine with it, as long as you both like it.
We reg'd for the Papasan swing instead of the Graco one. I heard/read really good reviews of the Papasan one. I definitely wish swings didn't take up so much space! We don't have much room to begin with. :o
11-09-2005, 12:35 PM
I know it's pretty late, but can I join now? Long long time ago, I posted once or twice in WC, but since the thread got moved to CC, I have been lurking from time to time, but never pulled myself to write any. Anyways.. here is my info.
Me: ES 29 (will become 30 in 3 wks!)
Hubby: LK 30
EDD: Feb 12, 2006
Gender: One more boy to the thread :)
I haven't started much shopping yet. I will probably start during thanksgiving holidays. Not sure there will be any baby shower since I work in mostly male environment and both of our family are asian who are not accustomed to baby shower.
We started CB class last Monday. It was somewhat useful, but could probably cover the whole material in half of the time that we spent. We have 5 more weeks to go including hospital tour. So we will see.
As for the body change, not too much discomfort yet. Just sore here and ther e and getting harder to sleep. I am getting more and more annoyed at people looking at my belly and making comments. Half of people say, oh your belly is still so tiny. Half of people say, oh you must be having a big baby. Are you sure you are not having a twin? So I figure, I must be in a normal range. But these comments are getting more and more irritating. Sigh.. (It's mostly guys who make those comments, who probably have not much idea anyway)
Well, good to meet you all!
11-09-2005, 12:50 PM
Mindy -- We registered for the Jeep as well because of the full canopy. I think I might change my mind AGAIN however :rolleyes: Plus, I thought it was cool looking...
Swings - We didn't register for one because my sister has one that was hardly used by my niece. I'm stealing it this weekend. I really liked the Papasan swing, but it was HUGE and so I didn't register for it.
Carisa - I liked the Mocha pattern as well. I think there is a Ivy League pattern that I thought was cute. Blue and green plaid maybe?
Thank you everyone for your thoughts on white furniture. We'll go ahead and get white (Benny likes it best as well). MIL and SFIL decided to buy the crib for us, which was so amazing of them!!
Another QOTD - Anyone have Baby Bargains handy? I wanted to do some crib research today at work (bad, I know) because I need to decide on what crib to order. Just wondering what brands BB labeled "excellent"
11-09-2005, 12:54 PM
Argh.. I just wrote a long message, but somehow, it gave me an error message and disappeared.
Anyways, I know it's pretty late, but can I join you? I posted once or twice long long time ago in WC, but since the thread got moved to CC, I've been lurking from time to time, but never pulled myself to write. Well, finally I did! Here goes my info.
Me: ES 29
Hubby: LK 30
EDD: Feb 12, 2006
It's our first child. and.... one more BOY to the thread!
We haven't started much shopping yet. I will probably do during thanksgiving and xmas holidays. I don't think i will get any baby shower since i work in mostly male environment and both of our family are asian who are not really accustomed to baby shower. (They usually give some money after the baby is born.)
We had our first CB class last Monday. It was somewhat useful although time could be shortened a bit. We have 5 more weeks to go including a hospital tour. We will see.
As for the body changes, not much discomfort yet. Just sore here and there and sleeping is definitely getting harder and harder. Too many visits to bathroom. :( I am getting more and more annoyed by people looking at my belly and making comments. Half of people say, i am too small, half of people ask whether I am carrying a twin. So I figure i must be in the normal range. People who are making these comments are mostly guys who don't really have much idea anyways. Stop saying things that you don't really know, KWIM?
Good to meet you all! :D
11-09-2005, 12:56 PM
Hmm... guess my previous try was successful at the end, even though it gave me an error message.
Sorry for the double post!
11-09-2005, 01:42 PM
LRL I hear you on the gravitational pull to the baby's room. I find myself in there a couple of times a day. Hopefully MIL will get the gilder she tells me she's getting us soon so I will have somewhere to sit. :)
Swing We got the baby papasan swing. I've heard really good things about it.
PNP We registered for the Windsor PNP, but I think I change my mind daily since i think it will be too girly. I just wish BRU had these things down on the ground level so that you could really see what was going on. I like the Jeep One, but wasn't sure about the basenette. I also like the cape pattern or the canterbury pattern (if it wasn't so girly).
I had my appointment today. Everything looks good. I asked the Dr. about the flu shot and he came back in with one two seconds later. I just kept thinking that was way to easy. He gave me all the paperwork for the Gluclose Test, and said I should go the week after thanksgiving. But he didn't tell me anything about fasting or the fun stuff to drink so who knows...
11-09-2005, 03:30 PM
froggie - WELCOME!!! Never too late to join in the fun!! I can't believe we are adding another boy to the group!!
meatpie- I think there might be a green/blue plaid design, but I don't know what it's called. DH liked the mocha, as do I, he says he likes it because it matches the colors we have in our house!! haha - I can't tell who the designer is out of the two of sometimes - him or me!
We are registered for the Papasan Bouncy Chair along with the graco swing. My mom said I loved my swing when I was a baby, so hopefully Roxy will like it too!! I figure the papasan bouncy would be small to take in the car for weekend trips to AZ to my family.
Speaking of my mom - her and my stepdad are driving out to San Diego from AZ tomorrow for the weekend!! I am so excited to see them! I haven't seen her since September and boy have I gotten bigger!! She said there are 3 things she can't wait to see...the nursery, our newly landscaped backyard and my belly!!
I am just giddy with excitement for them to get here!! :D :D
We had our second CB class last night - we got to watch a video of a non-medicated birth. I was actually very surprised that DH watched it. I think he will a little more nervous and "uninterested" in the c/s video. I think he is going to surprise me and be alright through the delivery!
I hope you are all having a good week!! It's Wednesday, we can see the weekend from here!!
25 w 1 d
I'm so behind! Where did this week go?
PNPLike several of you, we registered for the Graco, in Mocha. I love the pattern.
I will have one big one January 8. Originally it was planned for December 4, but my MIL felt that many family members wouldn't come because of everything going on with the holidays. I'm not sure how Jan 8 is much better because people will probably be exhausted from the holidays. Either way, I'm thrilled and can't wait. I'm not sure about any themes yet. I only know we're having it at our local country club.
Is anyone exercising? If so, what are you doing? I feel so out of shape and would like some ideas on what to do. I go for an occassional walk, but with winter coming that'll be over soon.
Happy Thursday to everyone!
11-10-2005, 06:56 AM
froggie welcome to the boards!!!!
meatpie I don't have my baby bargains handy- but from what i recall- they recommend a crib from a company that started with an S. I think it's made identical to the Bellina and also made in Italy, but half the price. I guess a lot of the cribs are no longer made in Italy and the Italian thing was made them good- don't know why though. Sorry i don't have more info.
swing - I am totally losing my mind- i cannot remember what swing- it's the fish themed swing.
exercise - We got a treadmill over the weekend from my IL's. I have been walking on it every night since Monday for 1/2 hour- plus i do pre-natel yoga once a week. I am still getting really fat though. Go figure.:rolleyes:
PnP We registered for the Graco. Of course, I cannot remember which one. It does have a canopy shade and an adjustable changing area which was important to me bc i am pretty tall and did not want to bend over to change the little baby.
11-10-2005, 07:17 AM
meatpie - Check out the Baby Bargains website -- their boards have good reviews on cribs. I think they rated Simmons & Bassett well (both from BRU) and excellent went to the pricey cribs like Morigeau (they're beautiful!!). Sorelle also got a good rating. I think Sorelle & Morigeau make Italian style cribs but are actually made in Canada. I really liked Sorelle....but went with a Stanley crib. I think Morigeau got an "A" rating, Simmons an "A-", Stanley/Bassett/Sorelle earned a "B+". Yes, I was obsessed with finding a good crib.
Welcome Froggie!! :) Yay for another member & another boy!!
TheFuture - how exciting that your mom & stepdad are coming to visit. Enjoy your time with them :)
Jordan - I got a flu shot last week. My arm hurt like hell for a few days afterward but that was a normal experience for me with that shot. With my dr's reaction to the question, I fully expected him to walk back in with the shot like yours did.
Exercise - I try to walk as much as possible, especially since we have an overgrown hairy daughter (labrador retriever!!). That's about it. We have a stationary bike & an elliptical machine that I keep saying I need to use but keep finding excuses not to! ;) I've been stretching more as my left hip has been sore as well. Remember to stretch... And, speaking of exercise, don't forget to do your kegels!
Nursery update - we put the chair rail up last night with the help of FIL and his mitre saw :) Friday the room is getting painted by DH's little cousin so i'll take some pictures and post then. Still no furniture but that's OK. We'll probably get that delivered next month sometime. My mom's rocking chair is getting refinished to match. I'm excited - it's coming together! Finally!!
Swings/PnP - I ended up registering for the FP Baby Papasan swing, the portable/take-a-long FP aquarium swing, and the Colby PnP. I'm still thinking about switching the PnP to the Mocha pattern but need to revisit BRU to make that decision. I really wish they carried the Central Park pattern - I love that one! I know we'll need to have the take-a-long swing because we'll be visiting family soon after Baby Alex is born - there's a family reunion at the end of February plus Easter isn't too far away either - so that should come in handy.
11-10-2005, 07:42 AM
Jordan You're so lucky to have gotten the flu shot right at the office. I called my doctor and not only did they not offer it at the clinic, but they also didn't have any recommendations for where I could find it. They were completely useless.
MMB I use to work out religiously but now I'm lucky to get to the gym once a week. I can feel the difference too, I guess that's why I've put on so much weight. However, I'm desperately trying to be better. I've been to the gym twice so far this week and each time I've just done a half hour of cardio. I figure something is better than nothing!
Question With all of the recent shower talk, I think this is an appropriate question...what type of hostess gifts are you buying? I'm in desperate need of ideas!
11-10-2005, 09:10 AM
:D Hello! So much going on as always!
Is anyone exercising? If so, what are you doing? I feel so out of shape and would like some ideas on what to do. I go for an occassional walk, but with winter coming that'll be over soon
I am exercising fairly regurlarly- but I exercised all the time before I was pregnant. I hired a personal trainer who specalizes in prenatal care and we work out for an hour a week- we do pretty much everything I could do before but just modify some things. We do lots of squats and lunges and tons of CORE building activities to strenghten and help with balance- it's been great. When I don't work out with the trainer I do the eclipse for about a half hour. I think you can do pretty much anything- but they don't recommend starting an exercise program if you didn't work out before- which I don't know if you did or not- so I'd consult your Doctor. The main thing is to just listen to your body- if your dizzy- STOP- don't over due- don't use cable weights.
Wow- that was a much longer answer than you probably needed.
11-10-2005, 09:24 AM
Welcome to froggie
Is this the pack n play you all are talking about? It's called Oxford Blues -
I was drawn to the Mocha too but didn't really care either way so hubby got his pick. ;)
We have a treadmill and I have gotten on it as much as possible, usually doing 30-45 minutes a stint. My speed and incline are lower now than pre-pg. The midwife said I should still be able to talk while exercising and to use that as a guage for doing too much. Still, I could have written this myself -
originally posted by roe
I am still getting really fat though. Go figure.
I know how you feel, roe. It's like there is no stopping the weight gain. I am now really trying to limit my white carbs hoping that will help. I really never thought my butt could get this big. It's rather frightening.:eek:
Shower Hostess Gifts
For my sister, I am going to give her a kick butt gift basket from Bath & Body Works because she loves that stuff. And I am going to send her flowers at work. For my MIL, I will probably just send her flowers as well, only a bigger bouquet. She's not really keen on bath stuff but I know she'll love the flowers. Those are my thoughts right now anyway. I'm sure they'll change on a moment's notice though. :)
11-10-2005, 09:50 AM
I need shower hostess guft ideas as well!! More please!
Thank you again everyone for your feedback on the cribs. I actually remembered the book today (not remembering much of anything lately) so I'll do some quick research today.
MMB - I walk now. Up until last week I was running (slowly) but I think the weight gain is going to prevent me from doing it any more. I'll still try though because I was running regularly before the pregnancy and my books say its OK. I'm just glad I was able to run until this point. I also lift weights three times a week (try to) and do about 60-80 squats a day. Squats are really easy and a great workout...
Off to research cribs!!!
Thanks everyone for your exercise routines. I did exercise pre-pregnancy but haven't for a few months now.
Consulting the DR is a great idea. You sound so fit! That's wonderful that you have a trainer! Lucky girl.
Mindy and Roe
I hear ya on the weight gain. I was gaining very little in the beginning and now it's starting to pile on. You're not alone:) I'm at the point where I'm not going crazy with food, but I'm not limiting either. I still seem to gain the same amount of weight, whether I try to be "good" or not. Oh well.
Wow-sounds like you do a lot of exercising. Good for you! Oh and as far as the crib, I love white. I got a white crib before I knew it was a girl. I think white looks so clean and classic. Good luck on the search!
The chair rail sounds great. I too wanted one in our nursery. My hubby isn’t that handy though so I only made him paint. Can’t wait to see pics.
Another exerciser! I feel like such a couch potato. Going to the gym even once a week is terrific!
Keep the shower hostess gift ideas coming!
11-10-2005, 10:52 AM
MMB - My dr. was not too worried about the weight gain. He said- it happens adn he also said he understands that i mgiht be too tired to get on the treadmill and to try it in the morning rather than at night. Whatver- my ass already has it's own zipcode.
mindy - i have also been trying to stay away from the white floury stuff- although i a had a bagel this morning.
Fashion bug - quick quesion - were your girls happy with your fashion bug purchases? I think i want to order an outfit from them for the baby shower. Anyone know that discount code?
11-10-2005, 07:22 PM
Sorry no time for shoutouts. Oh except, hi & welcome to our newbie froggie!
I was just wondering... For the last couple days I've been having this weird cramping in my lower abdomen. At first I just thought it was ligament/growing pains but after a couple days of having it off & on (with no obvious trigger) I started to get worried so I called my OB this morning. The nurse there asked me a few questions and decided it was most likely just Braxton Hicks. Since I have an appointment already set up for Tuesday they said I should wait and talk to the doctor about it then. In the meantime, if the pain gets worse or if I have any bleeding or anything I'm supposed to call them right away. And I'm supposed to keep well-hydrated too.
So I guess my question is... have any of you experienced BH yet? And if so, does it hurt? For some reason I was under the impression that they didn't really hurt until you were close to the end. But this is definitely more than just a "tightening" that I'm feeling. It feels more like my period is about to start. Anyone have any light to shed on this? Thanks!
11-10-2005, 07:52 PM
Froggie Hi and welcome
We had our second CB class last night - we got to watch a video of a non-medicated birth. I have to say yeeeouch. I think we'll see one of those videos at our CB class next week.
QOTD On that note is anyone here intending to completely avoid all drugs during childbirth? I am just too scared of how painful it will be to even contemplate no drugs.
Whatver- my ass already has it's own zipcode. This cracked me up. Mine is going for statehood at this point :rolleyes: You asked about fashionbug purchases, I've bought a few items from them, and was pretty happy with everything. No idea on discount codes though.
So I guess my question is... have any of you experienced BH yet I don't think I have. Maybe PM "angelgirl", I know she's been having loads of BH, I guess because hers are twins.
Hi to everyone else, hope you're getting along nicely. I do my glucose challenge (the 1 hr test) on Monday, so hopefully that will go well. Apart from that, everything is great, I'm still sleeping ok, not uncomfortable really and now that the M/S has stopped, am really starting to enjoy being pregnant. Better late than never :D
11-10-2005, 09:06 PM
Thanks for the warm welcomes.
I''ve been getting BH contraction for a couple of weeks now. It doesn't really give me pain, but my belly gets really hard and tightened (as tight as my forehead) and it feels kinda uncomfortable. It usually lasts ~30 sec. I was told in my CB class that one of the differences between BH contraction and preterm contraction is that you feel cramp or back pain when it's preterm contraction, but not for BH. Also, BH contraction has no pattern wherease preterm has some kind of regular pattern.
I have a question for everyone. Where are you all planning for baby to sleep at the beginning? Co-sleeping? In their nursery? In your bedroom, but in bassinet or crip? I have one room set up for nursery. But I heard that it's easier to nurse and stuff if the baby sleeps in the same room as you for the first couple of months. I am planning to get PNP and thinking maybe I need get one with bassinet so that I can put that in our bedroom. But at the same time, the nursery room is right next to our bedroom and will be beautifully set up. What do you all think?
11-11-2005, 07:05 AM
Happy Friday Girls!!
Froggie- Welcome! About your sleeping question. We are planning on using a PNP with the bassinet in our room at least for the first couple of weeks and then see how the baby is. I really want to try and aviod co-sleeping as a regular practice and just keep that to a "once in a while" thing. I am hoping that after the first couple months the baby will be sleeping in her own room.
tinagirl26- I have had some small contractions but more like tightening than cramp pain. Sorry I can't be of more help. ALthough, my experience with the doctors on these types of subjects is if anything they are more overprotective than under. I am sure if there was something to really worry about he would have had you come in. Although, at the same time listen to your body and if something seems off call your doc again....no one knows your body like you :)
QOTD: DRUGS- I want to go into the hospital with the intention of doing a natural childbirth but I by all means will not feel bad about myself if I choose to have an epidural. Thats how my sister in law did it with all 3 of her kids and she ended up getting drugs for all 3. I think that if I go in expecting the epidural I won't even give my body the chance at a natural childbirth. (I hope I am making some sense!) All in all, I don't really see myself as doing it all natural but I would like to try!
I had my glucose test yesterday....not too bad besides the drink and the wait at Quest. I hate that place!
DH and I had our first CB class on wednesday night and I liked it. We got a full tour of labor, delivery, where the c-sections are done, the NICU, the nursery , and postpartum. It was awesome, there was a brand new baby that had just been born getting his first bath and everything. It was amazing to think that in 3 months we were going to be bringing one of those home! The rest of the class was working on some breathing techniques. Next week is a film and some more breathing and relaxation. After that we go over what to expect during labor and delivery and then baby care. All in all it looks like it will be worth it.
Well I think I better get back to work!!
11-11-2005, 07:09 AM
Last night after coming home from work, I took out of the mail, an explanation of benefits from my new insurance company. Attached to the EOB was acheck for $4,800. I am blown away and confused. Could they possibly be paying for the delivery before the baby even comes? So weird. I am afraid to call them and raise any flags in case it was a mistake.
froggie Wwe plan on putting the baby in room with us in a bassinet. That's only bc it's what people have told us to do. We have no clue. My mantra these days is "to do what works". If your baby sleeps better in the crib than the PnP- than it's probably better to keep him/her in the crib. kwim?
ann I plan on using drugs for the delivery. :D
11-11-2005, 07:24 AM
here is the PnP we picked out- it's clover by graco
11-11-2005, 07:40 AM
The Future I hope you have a nice visit with your mom and step-dad.
MMB It seems like January 8th is the day for showers! I keep hearing of people doing it that day.
Aligirl I had a bit of a sore throat following my flu short, but I think that could be due in part to our trip to florida... from being on the plane to being around my mom who is rarley without a cigarette in her hand I think it just got irritated.
Hope the chair rail turned out nice.'
bbbethie I was shocked that they had the shots right there... I can't imagine trying to find one in town.
LooLoo What a good idea to work with the trainer. Perhaps I will get that motivation after the baby. :)
Meatpie Hope the crib research is going good!
tinagirl Hope they can figure out what is going on with the cramping, but I'm sure if they were real worried they would have you come in.
AusMarchBride Good luck with the gluclose challenge
cgriffin Sounds like a great CB class... and how nice to see the new baby there.
Roe Don't know what to tell you about the check!! Good luck! :)
Shower Hostess Gifts I have no idea what to do here... but luckily my SIL is currently registered for her wedding so I can get some ideas off of that.
Exercise I try to go walking, but have been bad with all the cold weather here. I've looked into the Baby Boot Camp Prenatal thing and might sign up for that.
Sleeping We will have the PNP with the bassenette, but I plan to try to get him to sleep in his room at least part of the night from the beginning. This is what my sister has done and it worked great. Plus the baby's room is right across the hall. I'm sure that could change by the time he comes out though.
QOTD I plan to have drugs during childbirth!
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