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Chris's Mommy 1 child; Seaside, California 2618 posts
20th May '13

All of the maternity pictures turned out beautiful. I am so jealous. Chris doesn't want to do them this time.



I went back to Ohio for a couple days to see my family and attend my nephew's 2nd birthday. My allergies flared up while I was there, but I am glad to be home and back to normal.



My 32 week appt is tomorrow. I know I get a shot but I think everything else is just the normal checkup.

lauren 3 kids; Virginia 32815 posts
21st May '13
Quoting *Mega Mom*:" Hey ladies! Baby shower was AMAZING! Not only did 17 people show up, but we got SO many things we needed. ... [snip!] ... min or so for about 3 hours... I feel asleep, and he seems to have calmed down... I just need him to wait another 4 weeks LOL "


Looks like a wonderful shower! You look awesome, too Mama!

Bunni♥ +2 18 kids; 2 angel babies; Nope, PA, United States 1559 posts
22nd May '13

Had a check up yesterday. Gained 5lbs :/ Baby is doing great, getting stronger :D I go back in two weeks!

Chris's Mommy 1 child; Seaside, California 2618 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting Bunni♥ 30wks!:" Had a check up yesterday. Gained 5lbs :/ Baby is doing great, getting stronger :D I go back in two weeks!"


awesome news.

Chris's Mommy 1 child; Seaside, California 2618 posts
22nd May '13

I had my 32 week appt yesterday. George's heartbeat is in the 140s and my belly is measuring right on target. I got my TDAP shot and my arm is killing me today.



I weighed in at 209.6 which is a gain of about 8 pounds. I know that sounds like a lot but my last appt was 4 weeks ago and I am just finally made it above my prepregnancy weight (204). My midwife didn't seem to concerned, but I am going to try to be more careful of what I eat. I ate a lot of sweets at my mother's house this past weekend when I went home for my nephew's birthday party.



I know at the next appt (36 week) they will do the Group B Streptococcus test, plus talk about birth plan. Yeah for having less than 8 weeks left :)

user banned 18 kids; Texas 1041 posts
22nd May '13

So I have an odd question. My MIL wants to pay some $300 for a "birth photo shoot". She explains that this person will be IN THE DELIVERY ROOM. My first reaction was like... uhhh.. HELL NO! She says she doesn't want her son being tethered to a camera.. blah blah blah. I am really uncomfortable with the idea of someone I have NEVER met seeing my parts on display in one of my most intimate moments. BUT, there are 3 particular photos I want. 2 of which can be done AFTER the actual delivery. I feel confident I can take the other one (as I did the last time with my son). All I want to capture is that fleeting moment when DH looks at me like I am some sort of God for delivering his child. That look where he couldn't possibly love me any more than in that moment.



Anyway, DH REALLY wants the photographer, but is deferring to me to make the decision. I don't want to break his heart or disappoint him, but I also am not comfortable with a random stranger in my birth room. Maybe I am being overly sensitive... how would you ladies feel?

James Mama 3 kids; Arizona 2845 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting *Mega Mom*:" So I have an odd question. My MIL wants to pay some $300 for a "birth photo shoot". She explains that ... [snip!] ... am not comfortable with a random stranger in my birth room. Maybe I am being overly sensitive... how would you ladies feel? "


Honestly, you will never see that person again. There will be plenty of strangers in there and you will not mind in that moment. I just went to my friends birth and there were like 12 people in there she didnt know when she pushed him out.



You will LOVE having those moments captured to look back on. Your DH will be busy by your side and enjoying the moment, he will not be free to take pictures. Maybe some but not quality pics all throughout.



I would so go for it! I hope to have someone to take pictures this time for us :)

Kimberly Curci Due July 19 (boy); 1 child; Middletown, New Jersey 7 posts
22nd May '13

Im due july 20th with a boy! named Wyatt! :)



I am in pain, my lower back is killing me. along with random period like cramps. my blood pressure has been wacky. 100/55 pulse 124. I was resting over 30 minutes when i took my vitals. I am high risk pregnancy. i cant get enough sleep. if i didnt have a 4 year old i would be sleeping all DAY I mean all day.. i eat and drink and sleep eat drink sleep..



Went and emptied my dishwasher and loaded it sat on couch and fell asleep for 2 hours! seriously !!!! come on.. I caled the doc about my pain yesterday and he never called back. I cant ever drink enough, i am constantly drinking or eating . usually nothing with extra salt etc..



I still think they ave my due date all wrong. I know i am not that big aroundmy belly or nothing, my last period was 2 days very very light on oct 13,2012, the one a month before was normal. i Feel like i am almost 36 weeks rather then almost 32!! AHHHHHHHH i have my doc apt tomorrow, at 11, and work at 1145. i dont know how ill make it through out the day :*(

Chris's Mommy 1 child; Seaside, California 2618 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting *Mega Mom*:" So I have an odd question. My MIL wants to pay some $300 for a "birth photo shoot". She explains that ... [snip!] ... am not comfortable with a random stranger in my birth room. Maybe I am being overly sensitive... how would you ladies feel? "


I would go for it but just set rules with the photographer on what kind of photos you want.

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8425 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting *Mega Mom*:" So I have an odd question. My MIL wants to pay some $300 for a "birth photo shoot". She explains that ... [snip!] ... am not comfortable with a random stranger in my birth room. Maybe I am being overly sensitive... how would you ladies feel? "


I'd go for it. How many doctors and nurses will be there that you don't know? And it will be someone who sees lots of births, so it isn't like it will be this new, weird thing for them. :)

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
22nd May '13

Had another ultrasound yesterday, and I have to say it was some of the best news I've had in a long time - and I am officially no longer on bedrest, although I AM on restrictions. Lola is about 3 lbs 2 oz, and in the 50th% for overall growth. Her head is still in the <5% range, and she still has echogenic bowels, but when they measured my cervix....I was down to 23mm long, and have officially gotten back up to 39 somehow! I am definitely going to stick to taking it easy, as I don't want to lose all the progress we've made, but my body responded better than expected to the time on bedrest. The night before, I had repacked my hospital bag and gone over all the daily to do's with Chris, because after the last appt I had a bad feeling I'd wind up on hospital bedrest, so getting to come home afterwards was absolutely the best. It's been awhile since a doctor's office wasn't a huge source of anxiety!



My Grandma lives in Moore, OK, and we hadn't heard from her until today, and I am quite happy to say we finally heard from her late yesterday. I have never been so happy to hear her voice on the line. We've never gotten along, sometimes going for years without talking, but...I was worried sick about her. I'm glad she set aside not speaking to me to let me know she's ok.



Anddd....pictures! lol
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SO doing my toes to match my fingernails. He, uh, doesn't know this photo exists.
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Lola's legs. She had her knees up to her tummy and was kicking the tar out of me lol
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Her forearm and fist.
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Baby feet. We didn't get a picture of her face this week, she had her hands in front of it. We've got 9 more scheduled though, so we definitely have a few more chances
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Last week - 29 weeks! I'm officially 30 weeks as of today, but I haven't taken another picture yet.
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From last week's ultrasound, she was sticking her tongue out at us!

*06-06-2013* 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Omaha, Nebraska 907 posts
22nd May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting *Mega Mom*:</b>" So I have an odd question. My MIL wants to pay some $300 for a "birth photo shoot". She explains that ... [snip!] ... am not comfortable with a random stranger in my birth room. Maybe I am being overly sensitive... how would you ladies feel? "</blockquote>



I would totally go for this just make sure the photographer knows what kind of pics u want and what her boundaries are...

*06-06-2013* 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Omaha, Nebraska 907 posts
22nd May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kimberly Curci:</b>" Im due july 20th with a boy! named Wyatt! :) I am in pain, my lower back is killing me. along with random ... [snip!] ... almost 32!! AHHHHHHHH i have my doc apt tomorrow, at 11, and work at 1145. i dont know how ill make it through out the day :*("</blockquote>



I understand the pain.. Mine gets to be unbearable some night and it gets so hard to walk or do anything for that matter.. My doc is also off by a week on my due date which my baby boy has proved this whole pregnancy since he measures with a due date of June 24th instead of July 1st but we have stuck with the July 1st due date since that's the very first measurement they got.. It won't be much longer for you tho take hot baths when you can and put your feet up I know easier said then done but I have a 4,3, and 2 year old and just have to MAKE time so that me and baby boy stay healthy.. Good luck hope u feel better soon

*06-06-2013* 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Omaha, Nebraska 907 posts
22nd May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:</b>" Had another ultrasound yesterday, and I have to say it was some of the best news I've had in a long time ... [snip!] ... as of today, but I haven't taken another picture yet. From last week's ultrasound, she was sticking her tongue out at us!"</blockquote>




Glad to hear things are going better... U look great I love belly pics ;) it so much harder to take it easy when someone tells u to lol.. Well hope Lola stays on the track she's on ;)

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting *07-01-2013*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:</b>" Had another ultrasound yesterday, ... [snip!] ... belly pics ;) it so much harder to take it easy when someone tells u to lol.. Well hope Lola stays on the track she's on ;)"


Haha someone telling me to is about the only way I will. I'm already like, giddy at the idea of going back to work. I'm going to keep it light - see if I can work like, 20-30 hours a week, instead of the 50+ I was doing before. I won't be back long at this point lol but at least I can go back.