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DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3473 posts
16th May '13
Quoting Ayzya:" Just out of curiosity, has anyone here had or thinking of having a steroid shot in case the baby comes ... [snip!] ... will let me get it but I was going to ask her about it when I go in next week on Tuesday. Is it a bad idea to be precautionary?"

ur mw won't do it. they don't do steroid shots after... 36wks I think unless I guess baby is measuring small and not developed normal. I know I asked that at my last appt and the mw said not after 36wks. That and terbutaline (Brethine) they've found it isn't effective after 36wks. Stupid stupid email I didn't get anymore updates from the thread... ugh. Yay alisa! awww you have a cute bump ayzya! love it! so the girls participated in the grad ceremony- they sang a bunch of songs before they announced the graduates. Dd2 was the funniest ever! She was trying to take her shirt off like the entire time then figured her pants were easier to come off hahaha! anyways, they're spending the night at grandma's so hubby and I been busy little bees!!!- put the mailbox in at the new property, I finished Aaron's sock monkey hat and diaper cover set (pics to come), hubby finished his wall letters, is working on laundry, and hung the fleece behind the crib so we didn't have to paint since we're moving anyways. what else? been crampy on the top part of the belly all day but nothing significant. he better not stay in there until his EDD bc I'm so frickin' huge I can honestly hardly move, walk, etc. And his head... omfg it keeps hitting my cervix and hurts like hell! and he's STILL very much active. stinker. so onto some pics Ooo lexi mama- OUCH but maybe she's locked in position at least? glad you figured out the source of the pain though!
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LayLu (girl); 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
16th May '13

Glad to hear your appointment went okay and you and baby are good. At least she's doing what she's supposed to be doing and getting ready to come out! :) I wonder how squished she's gonna look at the next ultrasound.. I have one scheduled for next week.. I don't think she's got much room in there these days. :P



And OMG your bump's so tiny! I feel like I've got two of your bellies lol. And I feel you on the cramping.. even though I've had a kid before and went through all the labor pains, I still have no idea what's what. All day today I've been feeling all kinds of crazy stuff in my lower stomach/crotch area but I don't want to call them "contractions" because they don't feel like much.



Lyndsay.. sorry to hear about your foot! :( I read that when a pregnant woman has organ damage, the baby sends stem cells to the organ trying to repair it. I wonder if that works for broken bones too.. maybe you'll just wake up in a few days and it be completely healed. :P Sucks that your hospital sucks.. that's how I feel about the high risk clinic I go to, they're slackers. I hate it!



And Alisa.. I'm so excited for you! I'd be losing my mind if I knew Layla was going to be here tomorrow. I wouldn't know what to do with myself! I know you can't wait to meet your little man. :D We can't wait to see all the adorable pictures! And maybe now that you're having him, we'll all start popping left and right.



And the steroid shot.. is that something we can request? I didn't think it was. I know last time I started going into labor at 36 weeks they gave me a steroid shot, but that's because they couldn't get the contractions to stop. I dunno if you can ask for it.. can you..? I'd probably get it if I started going into labor early, other than that I don't think I'd worry about it.



Love the sock monkey set! Too cute!!! Sorry you're in pain. :( I'm definitely right there with you.. I can't believe how much pressure this girl's putting on my lady parts. But it sounds like you're getting a lot done.. I definitely have some more stuff to do before Layla gets here. I started hanging and folding all of the clothes we got from the shower.. I gave up half way through because I was tired of standing up (she got a lot of stuff from that shower), so I guess I'll finish that tomorrow or some point this weekend. We still need to get that damn changing table.. SO's parents are saying they're going to bring it to us but I don't know when that's going to happen. The room looks so empty without it in there. I thought her room was big until today when I was trying to organize everything.. lol I don't know how I'm going to fit all of her stuff in there, but I guess I'll make it happen. :P

DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3473 posts
17th May '13

Was super curious so I tried nip stimulation..... Yea it worked. 6 strong contractions from 733am-748am. They got closer together during that time. I had all 3 types of my typical kind too- leg crampy, baby balled/breath taken away, and the regular belly pain cramp kind. I'm still having contractions now and it's 807am.

LayLu (girl); 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
17th May '13
Quoting DifferentDay:" Was super curious so I tried nip stimulation..... Yea it worked. 6 strong contractions from 733am-748am. ... [snip!] ... crampy, baby balled/breath taken away, and the regular belly pain cramp kind. I'm still having contractions now and it's 807am."


Ahhh, what if you and Alisa both have your babies today?! That'd be awesome hahah. Keep us updated! I didn't know n****e stimulation could help labor. I keep telling SO we need to have sex so I can pop already but he has no sex drive these days. :( I feel like this child is never going to come out!



Oh.. and I have sad news. :cry: The bunnies are out of their nests and roaming our back yard. I think some have gotten out of the back yard, but there's one that we think is the runt because he looks a lot smaller than the others and his eyes still weren't fully open when we found him. He's also not as bouncy as the others. Well.. we've been extra careful about letting our dog out. He likes to play with them, but he doesn't realize how big he is and we don't want him getting too rough with them. Well I let him out this morning and was keeping an eye on him.. I saw him sniffing the grass looking for the bunnies, but it didn't look like he had found any of them. So I'm fixing myself some breakfast and look out the back door (we have a giant, sliding glass back door) and I see him tossing something up in the air. I immediately ran out there and he just kept tossing it in the air.. sure enough, it was one of the bunnies. It looked so pitiful, it almost made me sick to my stomach. It was completely covered in his spit. I was so upset with him and he knew he fucked up because he didn't want to come inside, when he did he had his head down, his ears down and his tail was between his legs. I gave him a few good pops, it upset me so much! When I called SO, he almost started crying. He had gotten really attached to the runt of the litter, he even named him Narbles (I dunno where the hell he got that name from). Ugh. SO is wondering if he's gotten ahold of any of the other bunnies because we haven't seen them. He always goes outside with the dog when we let him out, I usually just stay in the kitchen and keep an eye on him. So I guess tonight we gotta search our yard for dead baby bunnies. :cry:

DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3473 posts
17th May '13

Yea it's 850am n I'm slowly feeling better now. Holy mother of ouchness too my belly was tight n rock hard! Hubby was freaking out lol but yea it works! U gotta use like ur whole palm on ur aeroela too and then just gently tug and roll the n****e once in awhile- mimick bfing. 15 mins to each nip. .... Yea I made it on 1 only. I was skeptical. I'm not anymore. Hubby n I had sex last night n it sucks. Only position that's comfy is doggy. My inside lady bits huuuurt like hell so I was snapping at him n honestly just wanted to punch him. He wouldn't stop moving so I could relax n not be in pain, he'd twitch n I'd pretty much cry. But he's been decent bout helping stretch the perineum so I don't tear. Doubt ill have him today. He's being stubborn. Thinking bout letting me strip membranes Tuesday. Mil isn't happy w it but oh well. Awww poor bunnies! 2 of ours got out the other morning through the tiniest gap ever. Hubby shook the food bag n they came right over lol luckily no cat was in the yard. Dogs in their pen were going nuts n we couldn't figure out why. Smart things! Sucks but ull have more bunnies. They can get preggo within minutes of giving birth.

LayLu (girl); 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
17th May '13
Quoting DifferentDay:" Yea it's 850am n I'm slowly feeling better now. Holy mother of ouchness too my belly was tight n rock ... [snip!] ... we couldn't figure out why. Smart things! Sucks but ull have more bunnies. They can get preggo within minutes of giving birth."


Well that's it, I'm playing with my nips tonight and making SO make sweet, sweet love to me. :lol: My sex drive is still there 100% but SO's isn't at all.. I think he got all of my pregnancy symptoms or something, he even started gaining weight when we found out I was prego. Hopefully after I have Layla his sex drive will come back because him not wanting it is taking a serious toll on my confidence these days.. I feel like a freakin whale and he doesn't even want to touch me. Ugh. But anyways.. it'd be awesome if he did decide to come today! I'm really hoping once one of us pops, we all will lol. Maybe we'll all go into labor on the 24th (the next full moon). :lol: I just hope she comes out on her own a little sooner than she's expected. I want this child out of me!

DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3473 posts
17th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting LayLu:</b>" Well that's it, I'm playing with my nips tonight and making SO make sweet, sweet love to me. :lol: My ... [snip!] ... next full moon). :lol: I just hope she comes out on her own a little sooner than she's expected. I want this child out of me!"</blockquote>




Lol hubby always gains weight when I'm preggo bc of the cravings n my nonstop eating. Uhhh so the contractions haven't stopped oops! They're close together but idk how strong they are but my back n sides are hurting pretty good. I lost my sex drive up until a week ago. W the girls soon as the 2nd trimester hit I was jumping him every night/multiple xs a day. This baby? Didn't even wanna think of it lol hubby was so upset. Now he's in hog heaven

LayLu (girl); 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
17th May '13
Quoting DifferentDay:" <blockquote><b>Quoting LayLu:</b>" Well that's it, I'm playing with my nips tonight ... [snip!] ... him every night/multiple xs a day. This baby? Didn't even wanna think of it lol hubby was so upset. Now he's in hog heaven"


lol Yeah, I used to be able to eat way more than SO but ever since I've been pregnant, he eats everything! He gained about 40 pounds (of course he still looks hot.. I look like a freaking whale), he's eating more, he has random cravings, he has no sex drive, he's been getting up in the middle of the night to pee a lot. :lol: And I'm just over here chillin!

DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3473 posts
17th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting LayLu:</b>" lol Yeah, I used to be able to eat way more than SO but ever since I've been pregnant, he eats everything! ... [snip!] ... he has no sex drive, he's been getting up in the middle of the night to pee a lot. :lol: And I'm just over here chillin!"</blockquote>




Lmao! Sympathetic pregnancy :) love it!! At night is when I'm starved. N everytime I get up anywhere, I gotta pee :p

LayLu (girl); 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
17th May '13
Quoting DifferentDay:" <blockquote><b>Quoting LayLu:</b>" lol Yeah, I used to be able to eat way more than ... [snip!] ... Lmao! Sympathetic pregnancy :) love it!! At night is when I'm starved. N everytime I get up anywhere, I gotta pee :p"


Yeah I get really hungry right before bed and everytime I stand up after sitting for a while I feel like I haven't peed in years.. of course when I actually go to pee, it's just a little trickle lol.

Ayzya 1 child; California 467 posts
17th May '13

lol you ladies crack me up. Before I start though, I love the crochet monkey outfit! I think its so awesome you do all the crafty stuff on your own. I still think it takes talent to put that together (and patience which I don't have!) so go, you!



Secondly, thanks for the comments about my bump. Sometimes I think it looks good, but mostly I think i'm not big enough and I can't keep wondering how squished the baby is in there since they won't let me do anymore ultrasounds. I almost feel like faking symptoms so they can do one so I can be assured she has enough fluid and what position she's in.



I seriously hope you ladies do get to have your babies soon because yeah, I can only assume it'll be like a domino effect and everybody will be rolling out their labor statuses. I put the birth ball in the car finally today because last night was the worst pain i'd been in all this time. My back was killing me, my legs were so swollen and sore, and my lady parts felt like they were gonna split apart and had the needley-pain, and as exhausted as I was, sleep did not come easy. It was excruciating more than usual to turn from side to side.



I thought that was like an indicator she could be coming soon, but I guess that's not really true. Is that really what we all get to enjoy for our last month(s)? Sheesh!



And yeah.. the pee thing is exactly what i'm going through. I have no idea why it's always a tiny trickle but I feel like i'm constantly going to explode. Hubs doesn't really show any sympathetic pregnancy symptoms. He always eats more than me and never gains a thing. We haven't had sex in awhile, and don't really have the drive either. I wouldn't mind being intimate, but he's scared as hell. It's so funny. He always keeps telling me he's afraid he's going to poke her in the eye. But really he's just afraid he's going to put me in more pain since I keep complaining. I haven't felt attractive in a long time so nothing new for me. I know the man loves me so I'm just meh about it for now.

LayLu (girl); 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
17th May '13

Ugh.. I just typed this long response and my stupid work computer wanted to freeze up and not post it. :x Grr.



Don't worry that she doesn't have enough room.. she may be squished, but she's no more squished than our little ones. Your body's gonna do what it needs to do. Have you ever seen that show 'I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant'..? Some of those women go through their entire pregnancy with completely flat stomachs and their babies come out perfectly healthy, so I'm sure she's fine. :) Stop worrying!



And I feel you on the pains.. they suck. Everytime I stand up at work I feel like this kid's gonna fall right outta me. I'm over it!



And you're feeling like you need to pee more because baby's getting bigger, putting more pressure on your bladder.. so even when there's nothing in your bladder that needs to come out, you still feel like you need to pee because your little one's just chilling on it right now. Everyone at work is amazed at how much I DON'T pee. :lol: I get up to use the restroom maybe three times tops in a work shift (and I'm usually here for nine to ten hours), the other girls here pee every twenty minutes. I personally think it's because they'd rather roam the building than do their jobs.. but they're always commenting on how I don't pee enough for a normal human, let alone a pregnant one lol.



And I know my man loves me, I have no doubts about that, it just sucks because I want him to want me and I feel like he doesn't. He reassures me it's nothing I'm doing, it's all him, but.. ugh.. it just sucks! I guess after almost four years, I'm afraid we're losing our "spark." Even when we do have sex, it isn't nearly as awesome as it used to be. :? I've talked to him about it, but nothing's changed. I've told him it's made me feel so down about myself that I'll just cry about it sometimes, and still.. nothing's changed. I just hope once Layla gets here, maybe something will change. I'm just scared because I know we'll be twice as exhausted once she's here and I don't see how we could possibly have a sex boost with a screaming baby.

LayLu (girl); 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
17th May '13

And I swear.. if this woman at work comments on the way I walk ONE MORE TIME, I'm going to punch her. Seriously. I work with her, I see her every damn day and EVERY TIME I walk past her it's, "Awwww Carmen look at you waddle!" "Awwwwwww Carmen you look so cute when you walk!" :roll: I'm perfectly aware that I'm walking like a damn penguin right now, it's not necessary that she tells me multiple times a day every day. :x

Ayzya 1 child; California 467 posts
17th May '13

lol just like how sick and tired I am of my in laws pointing out how swollen I am. I just wanna blow up and be like !@#$@%!~!!~



But honestly the picture of you two was so cute that you posted from the shower. You both make an adorable couple. I think you looked great too, I realize i'm a bit late posting that but even though you had that power outage thing or whatever it was, you looked like you were glowing. I looked so nasty during the baby shower and it really showed. Blech!



But yeah i'm tired as heck today. She usually moves up a bit when she's up and when i'm up, but not anymore. Now she's just always low and hitting me in all the wrong places. My appetite hasn't been all that great lately. Ever since that weird food poisoning episode, butt cleanse (lol tmi sorry) my stomach has been really queasy about everything I eat. It's like i'm not as hungry as I normally am and I get so nauseated after every meal.



I don't do the small meals like you are supposed to. I always eat three big meals and maybe a tiny snack in between or so if I feel like it. I just don't have time to plan out little healthy tidbits all day long. It'd be a diff story if I was living on my own again like before.

LayLu (girl); 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
17th May '13

lol I keep my feet hidden, otherwise I'm sure people would comment on them because they're HUGE! I should take a pic of them when I get home and show you guys, it's terrible. They even look really pink.. I guess from all the pressure and bad circulation she's causing me, my legs and feet always look like they're filled with blood or something, I hate it!



And thank you. :) I love that man, but damnit sometimes he drives me crazy. :lol: And when I got back home from work that day we had power so I was able to do my hair and everything.. which caused me to be late to my own baby shower hahah. Everyone was there before me. :oops: And thanks for saying I'm glowing hahah I definitely don't feel like I am.



I haven't really been nauseous but I haven't been nearly as hungry as I normally am. Tired.. definitely. I actually slept until 10am on my day off yesterday, it was nice! Normally I wake up at like 8am and can't fall back asleep, so it felt good to sleep in. :)