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    Default Checking in with everyone!!!

    So I know we are posting all over but wanted a place to check in...

    Those still waiting to go how is it going? Signs it could be close? How are the nerves and emotions as you wait? Anything else of course you care to share...

    Those at how with a new bundle of joy how is it going? Getting any sleep? Recovering well? Anything stressing you out? anything else you care to share....
    Aimee & Patrick 7/31/04
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    So we have been home for almost a week and for the most part going really well. I am actually bored because she is so easy of a baby. (I knocked on wood ). I think when I am cleared to do more that will help with he boredom because I can go for walks or drive places and run errands etc. I am recovering good for the most part. Off the Percocet and just taking Motrin in the morning really hoping to stop that today. My biggest issue is hemmorhoids and constipation. I have been taking colace which helps but then the hemmorhoids flare up and forget it. Sleep has been on and off. She is doing good but like yesterday she didn't take full feedings so only made 3 hr stretches at night when she had been giving us 4. I feel bad for DH since he still gets up to work but overall he is a good sport about it and usually just doubles up on his dunkin donuts!!!

    So anything else... Well yesterday was a horrible day. Started off with feeding rylee and the nipple wasn't working so poor thing for like 20 min was sucking her life away and nothing coming out lol. Then DD came in our room and her and DH were horsing around on the bed while I was feeding rylee and DD fell off DH and her foot caught rylee in the head. I was crying and DD was crying. Rylee just wanted more of her bottle and DH was trying to calm us all down. I watched her like a hawk all day and nothing changed. I think she was fine and actually read a few things that said their head is harder than we think and they take trauma to it etc... Ugh it was horrible. And then the rest of the day DD was a nightmare!!! She has bronchitis (we took her the docs on sat) so that old be some of it. She went from a mess to happy in matter of seconds all day and it may have been some jealousy or just being bored and sick of the inside stuff which I don't blame her but the weather is still too cold to spend long times outside so she just goes stir crazy.
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    I'm doing good. This week I have a huge deadline at work on Wednesday and then a test on Saturday morning. After that I'm somewhat free. So he can come anyday after Saturday and I'm fine with that. And I'm also fine with him being up to one week late because that just means one more full paycheck. So emotionally, I'm ok with the waiting game.

    The only signs I'm having are more BH contrax, feeling him super low and like pouncing on my cervix, somewhat increased discharge, having to go #2 a lot more, and increased sex drive. Is increased sex drive normal for this late in the game? I haven't really been wanting it the whole pregnancy and now I'm making up for lost time

    Well yesterday I studied for like 12 hours and in my study breaks I took nesting to a whole new crazy level. I found a dog hair and a little string on his pack and play sheet and decided it was dirty and had to be washed. I'm completely grossed out by my dog's hair right now. It used to not bother me, but the crazy in me is thinking the baby will breathe in the hairs and choke or suffocate. I know I need to chill out. My need to clean everything multiple times is driving DH nutso.

    Oh we finished our birth classes yesterday. So I just have a breastfeeding video I need to finish. The class yesterday covered a bit of breastfeeding. Very informative. I learned that the baby's stomach needs to be against your stomach so it doesnt have to turn its head to feed. Look straight ahead and try to swallow. Now look to your side and try to swallow...its hard right. Anyway, found that fascinating.
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    Glad to hear that Rylee is an easy baby. How long before you think you are cleared to do more? The weather is getting so nice, well at least here, it would be great to get out and do more.

    So sorry that Rylee got her little head kicked. I would have freaked. But I've heard the same thing from my friend with 2 kids. It's bound to happen. Babies are more resilient than we think. I'm sure she is just fine.

    Sorry your DD has bronchitis too. That's not fun. Hope she feels better soon.
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    Elizabeth can't believe you studied for 12 hrs. I would go insane lol. I am sure you will ace the test!!!

    I should be able to do more light stuff any day as soon as I feel up to it which I do. It is supposed to be almost 70 tomorrow so I plan to walk around my neighborhood maybe a few times during the day. It is about a 1.2 mile loop so that will be good. I can drive as soon as I am off the meds so I am thinking by Wednesday because DD needs to be picked up from daycare on Wednesday and Thursday and that is 1.5 miles awash so I feel okay to do that within the two weeks if I was still taking meds. Then exercise is not cleared for 6 weeks blah!!! So that will be as I go back to work almost.
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    We are chugging right along here.
    Nothing really new happening which is kind of frustrating. Having a ton of BH's and maybe actual contractions but i'm not counting on that as they are doing nothing to help me dilate. A huge increase in discharge but thats it. I don't really feel like she has dropped even though she is head down and right there according to the DR. So we will keep going until our appt on Thursday and see what happens.

    DH is working hard at his classes. He is on week 3 of 8 for this session already. He is taking the max of 3 classes this session which is a whole ton more work, but will be more beneficial at the end if he can graduate even a session early.

    I'm getting restless. I feel like I would be so much better if I could be working because that would help keep my mind off just "when is baby coming" and be able to focus on other things, but it's not to be-have I mentioned losing my job unexpectedly really messed things up? I also wish I had an end date to go off of because then I could start looking for jobs and have a start date to give on the applications.
    Anyways, thats it from around here.
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    Jill all I can say from having gone through DH losing his job when I was pregnant with DD is that things happen for a reason. He got a job that started a little less than his previous job but in a year we quickly found out he would be making more in a short time, the location was amazing, the hours are 7-330 so he is home every afternoon and night with us, and his work environment is way better than before or ever expected. So although it sucks try to think positive for the job search and what it may mean for you as a family now
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    I'm still waiting. Reading through all these posts about people having contractions and people going into the hospital and I'm sitting here like... why not meeeeee??? Today is day #3 of being overdue. It was my last day at work - and about 10 o'clock I had to pee (again) and started walking back to my desk and I had a contraction that made me lean up against a shelf. Then, around 1030 - same thing. Painful. I decided it was time to go home. My relief was working with me today, I was just there because I didn't want to take the entire week off since I'm being induced Wednesday night/Thursday. It was painful the entire way home, with waves in the pain. I got a little scared because although we have everything we need.. I STILL can not grasp the end result is going to be a baby girl. I feel her, yes. I know she's there, I have things for her.. but I just can't accept her until she's here. I guess I am still waiting for something bad to happen....and it SUCKS. But anyway, I get home.. come inside, the dogs are jumping all over me.. I decide I have to potty... so I do... and now? No friggin contractions. I guess they were all "I need to potty" pain. I'm so glad I have a date to induce - I'm scared $hitless about the labor part, but I'm so over being pregnant.
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    Those still waiting to go how is it going? Signs it could be close? How are the nerves and emotions as you wait? Anything else of course you care to share...

    Jess- Wednesday is almost here! Not much longer at all! I hope these days fly by for you because I know how ready you are to be holding your baby girl in your arms

    As for me , things are going alright. Still no contractions besides braxton hicks. Having lots of pelvic pain. Feels like someone slammed my lady parts with a sledge hammer. More discharge and more pooping. TMI, sorry. . . But the major things for me now is the weight gain and major swelling. I am gaining so much weight , it is unreal. Hubby and doctor are saying it is mainly because of the really bad swelling. My swelling is absolutely dreadful. It's so bad it feels like it is gonna pop and that it is also sore to the touch. My feet , my calves , my hands , my face , everything! ughhh but on a positive note when I went to the doctor , they tested me for preclampsia. no vision problems , no headaches, no protein in urine and blood pressure is fine. So no preclampsia which is good. Just super bad swelling

    Only signs it could be close , is maybe the pelvic pain and braxton hicks. idk to be honest. . ..

    My nerves and emotions are pretty jumbled. I'm super excited to be able to hold my baby boy and be the mommy I have always wanted to be. but I am also super nervous and anxious because I don't want a c section and I don't want to be induced. Also nervous and anxious because of the labor pain. Not sure how I will handle it.

    Just trying to stay positive

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    It is crazy how a day or even hours can make a difference. Last night I was miserable at like 1030 but I realized it was more constipation than anything else after I took a Motrin even though I hadn't since the morning. Finally fell asleep and felt a little better after. Today woke up feeling great. I pooped twice I cleaned my kitchen, dining Roo, bathroom, and den and showered and am about to go for a walk. No meds... No more bleeding... My boobs let down so no more cement boulders... and I was down another 4lbs for a total of 23.8 since the day before I gave birth. Most my swelling is down and now just eating better while I am limited on working out!!! Oh and sun is shining and it is 70 degrees here today!!
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