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Great Pics Jenny, you look great, any time now for both of us!

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I WANT THIS BABY OUT! I know I shouldn't complain. I'm not even due yet but these BH are like every 15 to 10 minutes all day long. I think I'm just a little tired and cranky today. I went to see my Chiro. He said Catie is ROA, which I thought as well. Then I went to lunch with my parents and just hung out with my Mom while she did errands. I helped her carry a painting up four flights of stairs Smile I think it is time for some lay on the couch time Smile Hope you ladies are all doing well today.

Karen - yes it is from BRU with the drop down side. How cool that we got the same one.

You know what helps me (I get BH so often I barely even notice them except that I get breathless) is that I tell myself each tightening is one less to wait for the baby coming - I'm closer with every one and the more I do now the less work I will hopefully have to do in serious labor! It always cheers me up. They're annoying, but focusing on the prize at the end of the rainbow keeps me from the burning desire to forcefully evict my fat, happy occupant!

ROA is GREAT! You want her to stay that way! Getting aligned will help with that and minimize the soreness too. You're doing great and getting SO close!

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You know what helps me (I get BH so often I barely even notice them except that I get breathless) is that I tell myself each tightening is one less to wait for the baby coming - I'm closer with every one and the more I do now the less work I will hopefully have to do in serious labor! It always cheers me up. They're annoying, but focusing on the prize at the end of the rainbow keeps me from the burning desire to forcefully evict my fat, happy occupant!

I'm adopting that montra too! With every looooooong contraction coupled with my dang pelvic bone throbbing...I tell myself that it's just one less thing I have to do on labor day. These kids better love us, huh?!?!? WinkROFL The things us moms go through!

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Thanks Taryl. I needed to hear that. I thought LOA was better? I keep thinking the same thing about the BH. I'm so tempted to get checked today to see if they have been doing anything. On the other hand, if I find out they have done nothing, I know I will feel discouraged, and I don't want that. I see why inductions are so tempting. I keep repeating to myself "babies are born on their birthday, not when doctors say." Smile I have to remind myself there is a purpose to letting her come in her own good time and if she wants to stay in past her due date, she has a good reason. It is just getting hard when offered the possibility to meet her in a few days.

We see the last doc in the rotation this afternoon at 2:45. Give me the strength to not get checked. It helps that I never have been, and I assume it would suck.

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I'll be saying prayers! I'm sorry about the BH dragging on. I know it's wearying. ((HUGS))

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Oh, can I just add - THIS *&$@ing DIET IS DRIVING ME CRAZY!!!!!! I want food!!! I think I want to have her more for that reason than any other discomfort! Somedays I just feel like crying because I just want something yummy to eat! Ok, rant over. Smile

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Catching up here. You're so close Jenny, and pretty soon you will have the most delicious yummy treat ever. heehee. Seriously, after not being able to have the yummy stuff for so long, I think the first treat is sooooo tasty :).

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Oh, can I just add - THIS *&$@ing DIET IS DRIVING ME CRAZY!!!!!! I want food!!! I think I want to have her more for that reason than any other discomfort! Somedays I just feel like crying because I just want something yummy to eat! Ok, rant over. Smile

I feel for you, Jenny! I've been there! Just a few more days.

I hope the appt goes well this afternoon. Good luck resisting the internal check. With DD I gave in and had the checks, but this time around it's not such a big deal.

Looking forward to your report on this final doctor!

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OOOPS!!!

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Alicia, I think you got this post in the wrong place. I will have to look around and see who had a baby.

We met with the dr. who was quite nice and reasonable. There is a general assumption that I will not go over 41 weeks and because I am assuming Catie will come before then, I have not bothered to argue with this. She did say that if an induction were to happen that we should make sure it is on the "good" docs rotation day. I agree. She said it would be pretty unfair to put one of the other two docs who totally disagrees with letting me stay pregnant past like today be in charge. I don't want them to be any part either.

We did the NST and the strip got all messed up and a couple of times it seemed like her heart beat dropped a bit after she moved but really she kind of moved away from the monitor. I wasn't sure though. So we did check the amnio level with a quick u/s and everything is fine. I go back Monday for another NST.

Oh, I did not get checked Smile

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Jenny, I'm so sorry I posted in the wrong thread!!! I must have been really excited that or it's the preggo brain! I'm glad your appt. went well and the ultrasound showed everything to be fine and I'm so glad your Dr. was being reasonable today.

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:woohoo: for you being strong Jenny! ITA that IF you end up needing to be induced, you want someone you can actually stand to deal with in charge of it.

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look at you resisting the check!!! yeah, not like me at all (and I didn't get great news with my check, but really, what we get from the check doesn't mean much at all - but progress is always good to hear about). anyhow, I don't think Catie will hold on until 41 weeks. I say that, but my first arrived at 41 weeks on the dot (and my second at 41.5 weeks). insanity! glad that everything is fine with the baby though, despite the NST challenges today.

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My hips are super sore today. I think she has dropped down even more. Anyway, we got out of the house today and went to best buy, barnes & noble, and the grocery store. Also, Michael gave all the dogs a bath! Yay! Gosh they needed it, and there was no way I could physically do it.

I gotta tell you ladies I'm feeling pretty impatient today. I think I have had enough of being pregnant. Maybe I'm just having a weak day but it feels like my body is just saying "enough is enough."

My patience is just a little thin. Everyday I go over to my bb and see that someone had their baby. I must admit I'm a bit jealous. I think I'll go watch something funny on tv or something to lighten my mood Smile Thanks for letting me complain.

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Hang in there hun! You're almost there!! :bighug:

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I highly recommend comedy to release stress! Smile I'm sorry you're having a rough go at it right now. It is hard when you're so tired of being pg and just want to be done and others are getting to meet their little ones. Hang in there- your time is coming!

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Hang in there Jenny! You are so close. Maybe time for a little break from the birth board?

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My patience is just a little thin. Everyday I go over to my bb and see that someone had their baby. I must admit I'm a bit jealous. I think I'll go watch something funny on tv or something to lighten my mood Smile Thanks for letting me complain.

I hear ya on the BB ... I've only been going once a day to check it out as a result, and not really posting. But I'm not into it lately. I think I need to take a break from it until we're all settled with the baby. But I'm different, I already have kids. I actually wasn't even going to join a BB for this one (I've been through some drama on other boards, and didn't want to deal with it again). But the BB does offer something that I can use - support for a child of that exact age. None of my other BBs have someone with a baby who will be the same age. And I know my Jan06 board has been great since I can bounce so much of my Natalie "stuff" off the other moms. So that's what I hope will happen with Jul08. As far as birth support, THIS is the board that will give me what I need. Anyhow, that's more about me than you probably wanted, but your post struck a cord, and I wanted to share.

:bigarmhug: - you're almost there!

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Today is "the day"! How are you feeling today? Catie will be here soon!

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I totally understand how frustrating that is. I am excited for you to have Catie so we can talk about how awesome and perfect she is! You will have all those amazing feelings soon and let me emphasize to cherish every one, every second because time flies and there are five days of firsts with Avery that I will never get back.
Love ya girl!

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Happy EDD Jenny. I'm sorry you're feeling impatient...I totally understand. The only thing keeping me from being that way is my fear of actually having this baby LOLOL. I do hope if an induction is what happens that you get your "good" doctor...having someone who understands you in that kind of situation is always a blessing.

I'll be thinking of you girlie...

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:bigarmhug: Hope you are feeling better today! Catie come on out LO!

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40 Weeks :)

I almost thought I was in labor last night. ugh. I've been having pre-labor waves for like a week. Sometimes they get to be 10 min apart and in my back and front and then poof, they disappear. One woke me up last night and was a bit of a Yawzer, but I think that was due to a stupid gas bubble getting pressed while my uterus contracted. Bugger! We are just going to walk around again today and hope to kick start things. I really hope she comes this weekend. I am actually past the fear of having her. I'm just to big and uncomfortable to care Smile God did have a plan there!

Thanks for the support ladies. I'm so happy for everyone that has their babies and so glad that everyone is happy and healthy.

Jodie- I was telling DH your jump up and pee story last night. He thought it was pretty funny to.

Michael keeps reminding me to take this one day at a time because I get into my head in the evenings and keep replaying conversations with these doctors. Last night I got so mad because I was replaying what the last dr. said about it being unfair for an induction to happen while the two that were against me still be pregnant were on call. It occured to me "unfair to them!!!" What about me? Has anyone (meaning them) considered how unfair and messed up it is to make a patient have to choose which doctor to listen to and which to fight because they can't grow up and get on the same page!!!! That had me steamin' last night.

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LOL, your doctors crack me up in a sense. It would make sense for them to get on the same page, wouldn't it?!?

I think you've got a great attitude right now, Jenny! EDD are just that- estimated- and Catie will come when she's ready and then it'll all be wonderful when she's in your arms. I agree with Jodie- time flies so fast. You'll never be pregnant with Catie again, and in a way that's bittersweet. I also think you're right- we get uncomfortable at the end and that does help us get over that fear of birth. Hang in there sweetie!

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I hear ya on the BB ... I've only been going once a day to check it out as a result, and not really posting. But I'm not into it lately. I think I need to take a break from it until we're all settled with the baby. But I'm different, I already have kids. I actually wasn't even going to join a BB for this one (I've been through some drama on other boards, and didn't want to deal with it again). But the BB does offer something that I can use - support for a child of that exact age. None of my other BBs have someone with a baby who will be the same age. And I know my Jan06 board has been great since I can bounce so much of my Natalie "stuff" off the other moms. So that's what I hope will happen with Jul08. As far as birth support, THIS is the board that will give me what I need. Anyhow, that's more about me than you probably wanted, but your post struck a cord, and I wanted to share.

:bigarmhug: - you're almost there!

Couldn't agree with you more!!! June 06' had some issues that the whole board had to work through and that was even before I joined! And yeah, I haven't really posted except for a "congrats" here and there on the July 08' board too. And yup...as far as "birthing support" I get all I need from you great ladies. Besides, there are a few ont eh BB that are rubbing me the wrong way with their negative attitude. It's hard enough for all of us to be this far along, then to add on a negative post allt he time is so draining. I am trying to be POSITIVE here at the end to get thru it all with a smile.

Just makes me want to tell ya'll that I love you girls. We are doing this with each other's support and I think it's great.

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The end is near! Do your best to keep busy with non-baby things and hopefully your birthing time will be here before you know it. :bigarmhug:

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Riddle me this ladies...

There are some WEIRD things going on with my body that I cannot figure out.

1. I have had pretty bad edema for a couple of weeks now where strangers have commented on my swollen ankles and feet, but today they are so much better. Not back to normal but so much less swelling that both Michael and I keep looking at them and just shaking our heads.

2. I had an obvious discoloration in my legs from some lack of circulation which has disappeared!

3. This is random - my taste buds on the top of my tongue are dead.

4. I have pretty bad TMJ (horse accident where my jaw is not not aligned and the muscles hurt most of the time). It has not been bothering me while pregnant. I assume that is because of the relaxin. Thank God because Advil is all that helps and of course that is off limits. Well, since last night, my jaw has been killing me.

Anyone have any ideas? I'm stumped.

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weird...my ankles haven't been getting as swollen anymore either...hopefully it's a sign of good things to come Smile

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Hey Jenny-- I just wanted to pop in here and wish you a happy EDD :bigarmhug:
I have been thinking about you!

Not sure about the weird things happening, but they might just be your body getting ready to evict Catie?! I hear you about the BB stuff. I hate going on there and see all the complaining, etc.... but I really want to read about the births, get advice, share our experiences, etc. and I look forward to the future when we can use it as a resource like Gwen said.

Anywhoo.... I am just as eager as you to get this show on the road...and waiting patiently to hear from you Biggrin ....sending you some ((labor vibes)) :vibes:

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I'm just getting caught up on things. Happy Due Date Smile Catie will be here soon!

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One more weird thing to add - my left eye is constantly watery.

I have a feeling this might be an attack of bell's palsy coming on. Oh I hope not. How awful would those pictures be! It started with the numb tongue thing last time and I just read there is a higher chance of occurance in the third trimester of pregnancy. Oh please pray for me that it is not bell's palsy! I should know by tomorrow. The onset was slow when I had it 13 years ago.

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Oh no, Jenny! Yeesh, just what you need - Bells Palsy. Keep us posted and feel good!

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Yep, it's bell's palsy. I just smiled at myself in the bathroom mirror and have at least 50% loss of control on my left side. THIS SUCKS!!!! For the next two weeks at least, I'm going to lose all control of the muscles on the left side of my face! I just want to cry right now. Last time I had it I saw it as a learning experience. I was able to feel what paralization was like without it being permanant. I can't say dealing with this and a newborn is quite the same. Well at least I probably won't be in public much before I'm better Smile I can't wait to see what tomorrow will bring. I woke up Michael to tell him and he didn't quite wake up and I don't think he realizes how rediculous I'm going to look.:eek:

At least Catie won't care Smile

Oh and my Mother who calls everyday now to "check-in" didn't answer her cell! What if I really was in labor?:rolleyes:

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:bighug: Sorry that you have to deal with that at the same time as a newborn. Maybe Catie will hang in there until it's gone -that would probably not be good either :confused:

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I sure hope you get to feeling better soon, and Happy Due Date a day late (it's still the 5th in AK:))

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oh, Jenny, that stinks!!!! I don't know anything about bell's palsy, but it sounds like you do from living through it ... any chance that it's REALLY temporary because of how late you are in pregnancy? I'm glad it's temporary regardless. Don't have any answers on the change in swelling for you, but glad it's reversing itself (I am NOT a fan of the swelling, the end of the day always kills me)

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My assistant at work has bell's palsy Sad I'm so sorry you have to go through this right now! :bighug:No Catie won't care! She I'm sure will make you forget about it until it is better.

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Thanks for the support ladies. My mood is improving, kind of. The onset takes a few days for me, which is unusual but was the way it progressed last time for me. I guess it is what it is and not the end of the world.

Maybe the docs will be nicer to me now that I'm all paralyzed and stuff Yahoo

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I'm so sorry about the palsy! What a rough thing to deal with right as your baby is about to be born. I hope it passes quicker than last time for you.

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My goodness Jenny. I am so sorry sweetie. I just hope that everything clears up soon...and Catie makes labor nice and short since mommy is having a time right now. Sad Gosh hun. This sucks for you.

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Oy! I'm sorry about the Bell's palsy. HUGS Jenny!!!

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So today will be an interesting day to say the least. We have an appointment with that crazy lady doctor who thinks that Catie should be out of me by now due to the increased risk of stillbirth (which no other doctor is aware of this risk Lol She is the one who flipped about me not getting a cervical check etc.

Anyway, we have decided that I will get checked today because I am overdue now and I did tell them that on the 7th I would consent to a cervical check. Now induction is another deal all together. To tell you the truth ladies, I'm beginning to consider it. I'm emotional worn down by these people. I'm so afraid of going into labor on Friday for example and having her or her one colleuge on call who thinks that it is dangerous for me to still be pregnant. I believe their fear may completely cloud their judgement and I'm going to end up with a c-section fight while in active labor.

Of course having my face half paralyzed is not helping. I'm exausted, uncomfortable, etc. I'm just so tired of fighting these people that I am beginning to think it may be worth the induction just to get them out of our lives. Opinions are very welcome. We won't make a decision at the appointment but will make some sort of decision today and I'm 5 seconds away from a nervous breakdown and realize I'm not thinking extremely clearly. I was up at 4 am crying in my nursery. I hate confrontation so much and I have been fighting so hard. I'm just so tired of it. My appt is at 3:20 EST. I'll update all of you later and take your comments under consideration. Thanks so much.

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Maybe you could compromise and consent to a S&S. Good luck!!

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I definitely recommend the membrane sweep or whatever you want to call it. I have had two done now and they do seem to start things for me but then they stop. I think your body is totally ready now and it isnt too uncomfortable. The best way to describe it is an undesireable urge to pee on your doc while she does it.
I know it is easy to opt for induction (Im right there with you) but honestly Catie has a reason to stay in so try to let her stay if you can.
I hope you find a peaceful place to go to when these docs get to you. Remember its your body and they cant do anything you dont consent too. Goodluck at you appt....Ill be thinking of you today. Try the sweep tho....it has a 50/50 chance of working within 48 hours.

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Oh yeah and this is a new one for me....but a glass of wine is very relaxing at this point. I am indulging in one as we speak to see if it helps me to relax.

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Jenny,

You do whatever your body tells you to do sweetie. Honestly, at this point, you may or may not be technically "overdue"...due dates are best guesses to say the least. 42 weeks is usually the cutoff b/c of placental issues and such. Definitely do things that make you feel relaxed...you def. don't want to be in labor and be under such emotional stress.

I'll be thinking of you today

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I just don't get why medical professionals freak out about being overdue. EDD means "estimated" due date. Ugh!!!! My first was a week late, my second was 10 days late, and we didn't talk about induction really at all. I mean, it was mentioned, but no pressure and I opted to wait for the kids to come on their own.

Of course, getting swept IS an option, and IMO really isn't invasive at this point. Catie will come when she's ready, which for your sake is really soon I hope!!!!

Be strong!!!!! I know it's exhausting at the end (and Jordan was a July baby, so I also know what it's like to be overdue in this heat), but doing it your own way is really worth it in the end. If there are no real risks, there's no reason for an induction right now. ((HUGS)) You can do it!

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Jenny, I just want to knock that doctor out for you!!! I'm so sorry you have to deal with that. Going to a doctor that I hated and knowing that there was a chance she would deliver my baby would give me an anxiety attack. You have every right to feel the way you do. I know it sucks right now being so close and feeling like its never going to end (I cried for an hour yesterday to DH too) but we are so close. I agree with Gwen, there's no need for you to be induced right now at 40+2. Since EDD's are just that, there's no reason the crazy doctor should be pressuring you into anything right now. This is a side note, but I wish that doctors wouldn't give out a "due date." They should instead give a due week or due 2 weeks or something, so that mommies feel less pressured and stressed.

Anyhoo. I think maybe you should do the membrane sweep and see how that goes. Then if nothing happens within the next 10 days you can reevaluate the situation and reconsider a possible induction. Hoping your appointment goes well and sending you big :bigarmhug: Call me if you need somebody to talk to.

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:bigarmhug: First off how horrible to be dealing with Bell's Palsy right now, you poor thing! As for an induction, do not make any rash decisions and I agree with trying other induction means to get the ball rolling before doing something like Pitocin. Listen to your body and use that as a guide.

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Thanks for the input ladies. We haven't gone to the appointment yet. The reason they are even suggesting this is because I have GD. That is the story there. I just talked to the "good" doc and he thinks it's a good idea but also talked to the lady and told her what our plan is and made her ok with waiting. So either way it won't be a big fight with her. I just need to think about it.

On the sweep, none of these docs think it works at all and aren't willing to do one.

I'll let you all know what is going on later. Love you all and thanks for the support.

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