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Dr. Angelface 2 kids; California 8230 posts
25th Apr '13

well hubs just left for a week. :(



had my checkup yesterday. she didn't do much. listened to baby with doppler , blood pressure, pee sample and that's it.
i go back in two weeks for an ultra sound to check my fluid etc.



she told me she could see that the baby dropped but that doesn't mean it is for good. lol. i thought that was funny since this kid dropped like over a week ago and my vagina feels like someone is kicking me in it when i sit down to pee.

Ayzya 1 child; California 467 posts
25th Apr '13

I'm sorry hubs had to leave you for a week. I can't stand it when mine leaves me just to go to work sometimes. I can't imagine him leaving me for a week. (Even though once he gets home and is all cranky and tired i'm ready to boot him back out the door)



The baby keeps flipping around like crazy for me. I mean before she used to just kick alot, but now she's constantly moving around. Because i'm always on my phone or ipad my wrists are always resting on my belly and that causes her to go bonkers. I don't know why its such a good feeling, but it makes me feel like she loves me and is saying she likes to know i'm there. I keep convincing myself and others that she's going to be a smart baby because i keep thinking she's trying to communicate certain things to me. :P



I have no idea if I'll know the difference in feeling that she's dropped because I always feel like she knows how to rock my bladder and we even found out she was sitting on it at one point during an ultrasound.



I wonder when the next one will be if I even get another one.. My new midwife is pretty forgetful so i'm starting to wonder if its time to change docs again. I had to call her to remind her to give me my results. I did pass the 3 hr glucose so at least I can rule that out.

LayLu 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
25th Apr '13

Damn, I couldn't handle being alone for a week. Well.. maybe I could.. last time SO went out of town for two days I thought I was gonna lose my mind, but I think I slept the best those two nights than I have since finding out I was prego. :lol: It was kinda nice having the bed to myself and not having his fifty million alarms wake me up in the morning.



And I'm pretty sure Layla dropped a while ago.. every time I get up after sitting for a while, it feels like someone's punching me in the vagina. :? And everyone at work keeps telling me my belly looks a lot lower than it did before. My last ultrasound, they didn't say she dropped, but they said she was really low.. is that the same thing..?



This coming week, I start going in for my NSTs on Tuesdays and Fridays. Ugh, that'll be fun. One of these upcoming weeks I have three appointments.. an NST on Tuesday, an ultrasound on Thursday and another NST on Friday. :roll: Yayyyy! :lol:

loves E.A.S.E.C Due June 5; 5 kids; 3 angel babies; United Kingdom 1558 posts
25th Apr '13

so i have been put on bed rest due to all the stress i have had



being on bed rest is not making me feel any better im still having tightening



i just want this baby to make it to at least 37 weeks

Mama to Lexi & Madie 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Tennessee 1772 posts
25th Apr '13

update on DD..she has bronchitis and a touch of walking phnonmia (sp?) so she's on zythrimax for 5 days and her allergy meds. Buth other than the coughing she seems fine..just extra cranky :( gonna be a long nigh im afraid.

DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3467 posts
25th Apr '13

yep you should be ashamed demanding so much (eyeroll) :-p of course you're not demanding much! jeeze. its perfectly natural to want to nest. most animals do. at least you're not pulling your guy's "fur" out to do it like my bunnies did :)After watching the two litters I'm convinced animals/humans are alike in ways. Aaron drops and pops back up. He's just gonna be stubborn in the end I can see it now. Yea I wouldn't handle hubby gone a week very well. He switched and is working 9pm-7am tonight. Aside from the restless legs thing I'll prolly sleep great lol bed to myself!!! My next tues appt is with the 2nd midwife, I've only seen her once before and didn't realllly care for her so not looking forward to my appt. After this appt it'll be every week I go. At 36wks (not this but the one after) they check the c-section scar thickness for vbac possibility. We sent the crib bedding back ($30 in shipping later) ouch. So hopefully she'll fix it and ship it back out on Monday so it's here sometime in the next week after that. The house stuff is saying 3-4wks it'll spend in manufacturing and then prolly another 3-4wks to put together on site. blah I hate waiting! I'm impatient too!!!

DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3467 posts
25th Apr '13
ou'Quoting Mama to Lexi & Madie:" update on DD..she has bronchitis and a touch of walking phnonmia (sp?) so she's on zythrimax for 5 days ... [snip!] ... 5 days and her allergy meds. Buth other than the coughing she seems fine..just extra cranky :( gonna be a long nigh im afraid."


if you're lucky she'll sleep for ya tonight. poor thing I hate when kids are sick. they're so pitiful and most of the time you can't help them. you could try a warm bath with lavender bubbles to help calm her or lavender lotion. that works for dd2. maybe start bedtime earlier tonight so you have longer to get her settled too. sounds like lots of cuddles in your future though. dd2 likes to sleep ontop of hubby's chest on the couch when she's not feeling right.



yech bedrest is no fun! I hear ya there. can't imagine how much worse it must be with 3 little ones running around though. fingers crossed baby stays put until 37 wks for you.

-Alisa- MaMa of 3 3 kids; California 2877 posts
26th Apr '13

ok had another apt yesterday, im FREAKING OUT lol. My weight is consistent. My little mans heartbeat was 169bmp, he is still breech no surprise here. HOWEVER, i asked the doc if i would be able to go ahead and set a date for may 17th for my csection and he said no, that ill have my amnio and as soon as he gets the report, THAT DAY or the FOLLOWING day my son will be BORN!!!!! OMG. My amnio i believe will be on the 9th or 10th, after 37 weeks so im just freaking out. Its all happening so fast and i feel like im not ready at all. Today im in total nesting mode attempting to prepare in some way shape or form lol. I can not believe that in 20 days or less i will no longer be pregnant, never again, and i will be looking into the eyes of my first little man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG! \
sorry i had to get that out.

also chris yes it was traumatic and i pray to god i dont have that experience again I remeber the fb hbc chat i told the girls and everyone just about shit themselves lol. But its been over 2 years now so its a faint memory. I just dont want to relive it especially if i am ALSO getting my tubes tied cuz it will be a longer surgery.

LayLu 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
26th Apr '13

Aww, that's exciting news! So he'll be coming even sooner than you expected, hahah, that's awesome though. I'm sorry you don't feel ready, I don't think any of us do. I REALLY don't, I've been freaking out about something different every day lately. *sigh*



Today.. I'm freaking out about my stupid "maternity leave." I met up with HR yesterday to sign all the forms I gotta sign and to go over the short-term disability stuff.. and it looks like our maternity leave is even shittier than I thought. I thought the short-term disability pay (which is 50% pay) was paid to us while we were on leave.. turns out we don't get that money until we come back to work. What the f**k?! How does that make any sense..? So, as of right now I have about four weeks of vacation time, but since I told them I want to take six weeks of leave, I'll only be getting about 20 hours of pay each week while I'm gone. UGH!!! I don't know how the hell I'm going to get any of the bills paid AND take care of a baby. I'm at work right now going back and forth with our HR rep trying to understand and I'm about to break down in tears. I just think this is complete bullshit. :cry: How do they expect someone to take care of themselves and a child with those bullshit "benefits"..? :x



On a brighter note.. my mom told me she still has the crib my sister used and it never got recalled or anything and she believes she still has all the pieces (have I told you guys this already? I feel like I have). So.. turns out I don't have to blow a bunch of money on a crib. And if that doesn't work out, for whatever reason, a friend from work told me her boyfriend has a crib I could use, but apparently his son was a chewer and there's little baby teeth marks all across the railing. :lol: I don't care though, a free crib is a free crib as long as it's still safe. So.. that's one less thing I have to worry about.



Oh, and I was planning on getting that crib set today with my bonus check since I don't have to spend it on a crib.. well my mom emailed me today saying she was looking at my registry and it looks like someone already bought it for me. :shock: I think it may have been her and she just doesn't want to tell me because I told her I didn't want her spending all that money on me. If it wasn't her, then it has to have been SO's mom.. they're the only people I know that would spend that much money on Layla. My grandma would.. but she doesn't shop online. So.. that's another thing I don't have to worry about. Now I can blow a bunch of money on other baby stuff this weekend lol.

Ayzya 1 child; California 467 posts
26th Apr '13

Yay! See how things work out? I'm glad that somebody spoiled you with the crib set and that you have backup crib plans. I wish I had somebody with a crib to give away. I feel kinda lousy about just having the playyard for her right now, but I should be able to get something together after she's born. Mostly the family only gives you money and not really a gift, so I can always use some of that money to put together a crib and stuff for her after she's born.



I'm sorry though about the maternity leave thing. You definitely need to try to get your WIC thing going so you can at least have one less thing to worry about, and save a bit on some groceries. The only thing I can say is, if you have enough from your bonus check to get the stuff she really needs, maybe just buy only the necessities for now and see if everyone can just give you money, (or return the big items and see if you can get cash back for it..) and save that money for what you need. Or else, pray everyone gets the necessities and save your bonus check? It's either that or sell the dog. (win-win?)



And to Alisa, OMG! I'm freaking out for you too. I'm super excited for you to have your little man, and although it's even earlier than you expected, at least you still have a heads up. I kinda envy that, because not knowing and being hit with an OMFG she's coming, help! is not healthy for me. I stress out way too easily so i'm gonna spaz all the way to the hospital. If I could be prepared and know somehow in advance that'd be so much easier for me.

LayLu 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
26th Apr '13

That bonus check is pretty much already gone lol. I went grocery shopping today and spent $175 on food because we had NONE (our fridge literally had a gallon of water and some fruit cups in it and that was it). Then I realized I gotta pay $100 for the gas bill and $70 for the internet, so.. yeah.. it's pretty much gone after I put money aside for rent and make my car payment. What I have left now is for gas for the next two weeks. *sigh* I hate money.



And I feel super guilty because I feel like me complaining about being broke is making my mom think she has to buy me all this stuff.. she texted me saying the car seat and stroller she has is too dirty and she doesn't want her grandchild in it and asked if I had one on my registry.. so I think that means she's gonna buy me one. Then she messaged me on FB asking about a crib, even though I told her I'd be perfectly fine with taking my sister's old crib. I guess I'm too hard to please.. I'm upset when I'm broke and have to buy all this stuff, yet I'm still upset when people buy it for me. I just wish I could get it all myself, I hate it when people help me and I hate that I'm not financially stable enough to just do it all on my own. I am grateful.. I just feel so guilty!

Ayzya 1 child; California 467 posts
26th Apr '13

Just try to relax and let your mom help you. She loves you and wants to be there for you, so being grateful and accommodating is going to be so much easier for the both of you. She wants to help you so let her, and make sure she gets plenty of time with the baby. If you keep stressing out over what she does for you it only creates more negativity and nobody will be happy. Just be straight with her about the crib if you want to take your sisters', but just take it how it comes. Make it a point to really give her the credit she deserves during the baby shower to show your appreciation. You are a mom, so let your mom cling to those last mommy moments and provide what she can for you. A mothers love knows no bounds.

LayLu 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
26th Apr '13
Quoting Ayzya:" Just try to relax and let your mom help you. She loves you and wants to be there for you, so being grateful ... [snip!] ... are a mom, so let your mom cling to those last mommy moments and provide what she can for you. A mothers love knows no bounds."


I told her I didn't want her breaking her pocket and that I'd be willing to take my sister's crib, but she didn't say anything after I said that. I know you're right, I should just calm down and let things happen, I'm just so anxious! It drives me crazy. :?

Ayzya 1 child; California 467 posts
26th Apr '13

Yeah, it's just like me telling my dad not to buy anything for her. I told him from the beginning that I don't need or want anything, and yet he keeps buying stuff I don't really need. He always goes to the thrift stores and garage sales and it's always questionable stuff because he tries to buy it for the cheapest price possible. He bought her Halloween costumes she won't fit in until she's like 2 years old or 3, and he bought her a little tricycle for like, a dollar. I was like Uhh.. thanks but she won't be able to use that for awhile. I kinda just got too tired to fight them on it. I wish I had the energy to give two shits about it, but they are honestly hopeless. Parents always say their kids don't listen, but parents don't really listen either.

Ayzya 1 child; California 467 posts
27th Apr '13

So after buying my pump on sale and with a coupon, I finally called my insurance and found out that I can get a pump through a durable medical supplier and get it covered 100%. Any of you ladies have experience with this? They told me I just need to call one of two companies, give my insurance info, and wait to get it sent through the mail. I'm just not sure which pump they offer is best. Was hoping somebody has done this and can recommend.