The way you described your LO's movement is EXACTLY how my Mary was in utero. This pregnancy has been so opposite. While Mary would stop moving if anyone, including myself, went to feel the movement (the slow roll) while this one moves even more when I touch my stomach!
I'm in agreement on the mixed babies There are alot of gorgeous celebrities out there that are mixed.
Molly & Elton 10/2/04
Mary 5/24/06, Celia 6/9/09
Baby #3 due 6/21/13
That's okay, Tehani is kind of white, but she's a good deal darker than me, and I think she'll get a lot darker with more sun. Tehani has a cousin who is blonde with blue eyes--so yeah, this generation has a lot of variation.
You know the Gosselin faimily on Jon and Kate Plus Eight? Jon is half Korean and so the twins and sextuplets are 25% and they all look pretty Asian. I think those kids are extremely adorable. Jon's mom told Kate not to expect her kids to look like her because the Korean genes are very dominant. Kate was okay with that because she thinks they're beautiful.
And you're right Delia's daughter is a gorgeous child.
So fun to catch up on your story! You sure have been through a lot, and I look forward to seeing you prescious little miracle very soon How are you feeling today?
But that's how I always feel after going on a marathon grocery shopping trip. DH has pretty much done all the shopping for the last few months, but every once in a while I'll attempt it again. Today I only went to one store (WalMart) but I was there for over an hour. I came home and promptly crashed in bed unable to do anything else for the rest of the day. DH says I'm banned from WalMart for the remainder of the pregnancy. Luckily we had lettuce in the garden and pre-chopped veggies in the fridge, or I don't know what DH would have eaten for lunch tomorrow! Dinner was leftover corn chowder and homemade smoothies. There's nothing like scrounging for dinner. lol It was delicious, but it just didn't go very well together.
Tomorrow I have my 36-week appointment. I'll get the results of my GBS test, but the MW said it won't affect my birth plans if I'm +. I also have to make some food for an international dinner my parents' church is having this weekend. DH and I are spending the weekend with them because my shower is on Saturday on their end of town. And we have a parenting class right after the shower, so it's going to be a busy weekend. Hopefully I'll get to update after my appointment tomorrow, but after that it'll probably be one big update on Monday.
(XP with birth board)
Well, I'm GBS +. But I've been assured by the MW that it won't affect any plans I have for my waterbirth. They'll just cap the IV when it's time for me to get into the pool. So I'm not going to worry too much about it. BP was 125/78, which is high for me, but not very high at all in the grand scheme of things. No one seems to be worried. Baby is still head-down, although not as deep as she was a month ago. HB was good, in the 140s. I hadn't gained anything since my last appt. I don't know if that's good or bad. I've gained 22 lbs thus far, which is a good amount.
I've been so cranky lately. Poor DH has had a lot to deal with. The past three days I've nearly had meltdowns every day. I had to choose between completely losing it (uncontrollable tears, snapping at DH or the dog) and going to take a nap. Most of the time I've been choosing the nap, but there have been a few times when I've regretted how I've behaved. But he's such a wonderful husband and hasn't said a single cross word back to me. Plus he's picked up some of the chores, which really makes my life easier.
Okay, off to pack for a busy weekend of fun!
From what I understand, you can hook up the IV just when you need to have the doses, and have the lock only in between, so you don't have to be tied to the IV during your labor. Of course, you can decline the antibiotics--I've never really researched it, though, having never tested positive myself, so I don't know what evidence is out there to support either side.
It's normal for BP to go up at the end of pregnancy--it's nothing to be concerned about if it's not extremely high and you don't have any other symptoms of PreE. It's also normal for weight gain to level off a little at the end--it's hard to eat with a baby squishing up your stomach.
It sounds like you have a very supportive and patient husband. Good for him (and you!)
I'm sorry to hear you are GBS+, but it's great to know that your MW is not letting that change your water birth plans.
Sounds like you have a very sweet husband . I've had those days where I've snapped and it's usually because I'm overtired so the nap would have been the better option for me too!
Molly & Elton 10/2/04
Mary 5/24/06, Celia 6/9/09
Baby #3 due 6/21/13
I'm back! The weekend was super busy, and I am worn out, but it was definitely a ton of fun. I got lots of goodies at the shower: books (yay for books!), cloth diapers, gift cards*, a diaper bag, and lots of cute baby things.
As for how I feel.... remind me NEVER to go to my parents' house pregnant again and sleep on their guest bed without my pregnancy pillow. My back hurts so bad! Ugh! I hardly slept at all the first night, and the second night I slept better (I found a body pillow), but I still woke up in more pain than I was in the night before. And I also ate too much junk this weekend, at my shower and my parents' house (oh, the ice cream...), and then at a special dinner after church today. So I am actually very happy to be home where I can sleep on my bed and stick better to my diet.
I'm 37 weeks today! So now I can stop worrying about her coming too soon and start getting things fully baby-ready. Oh, and I think I have a great strategy for helping me wait patiently for her to arrive. Father's Day is June 21st, which would put me at exactly 42 weeks. That would be so special for DH to have this long-awaited baby arrive on Father's Day. It would totally be worth it to go past my due date if it meant giving DH such a special gift for Father's Day. So after realizing that, I'm quite content to wait until 42 weeks. Of course, if she'd rather show up on D-Day, I won't complain....
*In Korean culture, the go-to gift for special occasions is often cash. DH likes this custom and doesn't understand why Americans will give a gift that wasn't on the registry, without getting a gift receipt, before giving cash. He was a bit annoyed after our first shower that we got things we didn't want to use (pacifiers, disposable diapers, etc) that we had no easy way of returning. He kept saying, "Why not give cash? That way we could buy what we need instead of being stuck with what someone else thinks we'll need." Anyway, not that we didn't get anything like that at this shower, but it was really funny how all the gift cards were addressed to me and DH, while all the regular gifts were addressed to just me or the baby. I came home from the shower and told him that some of the gifts were for him, too, and he sort of laughed cynically: "More stuff we can't use?" The look on his face when I pulled out the gift cards was great. So now his "faith in humanity" has been "partially restored".
Your DH is so cute I understand the frusteration of getting things you don't want, I must admit though that I like haveing a pacifier around it really is nice when Isaac just needs a little soothing, and I know he's not hungry. I didn't get any diapers from anyone cause I used cloth last time with DD. I hope you get some extra rest tonight and have a better night of sleep. You can take anything back to Walmart....at least anything they sell there, I'd take a look and give it a try!