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Sorry it's late hun, welcome!! Looking forward to your story:)

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Welcome to your lodge Kimia!

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Thanks Vanessa. No worries. I am excited that I am finally 36 weeks and have a lodge! I will write a proper introduction sometime today. Maybe when kids are having naps and quiet time. Smile

Thanks for the welcome, Jessica!

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Welcome to your lodge!! Smile

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I am going to start at the beginning when I moved out to attend college at age 18. I may do this in a few parts because it will most likely be long. I am not too good at condensing. Smile

My journey started in the fall of 2001 when I met my future husband at school. I had just moved out west from a little town in northern Wisconsin right after graduating high school. I moved in with one of my sisters and her husband and their new baby. I attended college and met DH that semester. He introduced himself to me by kissing my hand as he said hello. Very cute.

We didn't really start talking, other than saying hi in the halls, until the following Spring. He was a pretty popular guy, on the student body council, very friendly, everyone liked him, etc. I was kind of intimidated by him. He is from The Democratic Republic of Congo in central Africa and was very different than anyone I had known growing up in a town consisting of a few thousand people. I was impressed by him but shy as well.

In the Spring of 2002, I moved out of my sisters place and moved into an apartment with 4 other girls. That is when DH and I started getting to really know eachother. He showed interest in me but I was scared I guess to take that step with someone who was so intimidating to me.

He pursued me for a while and I kept avoiding the issue...then he finally backed off when he realized I wasn't encouraging him. After a few weeks of not seeing him on a regular basis, I realized how much I liked and missed him. Then it was up to me to contact him and tell him I liked him. I had only just turned 19 and was young. I hadn't had much experience in telling a guy how I felt. But I did cause it wasn't worth losing such a great guy.

I eventually sought him out and told him how I felt and hoped he was still interested. He told me later that secretly he was so happy, but he didn't want to give me that satisfaction right away so he made me wait a few days before he told me he wanted to start seeing me. That was torture for me, but it was his way of making me pay for declining him so much before. I deserved it, I guess. Lol!

Anyway, that started our courtship. We fell in love over the summer of 2002 and started talking marriage in August already. I was worried what my parents would think or say, so when I went home for Christmas break that winter, I told them that we were pretty much planning on getting married and at first both my parents resisted the idea. I finally sat down and had a talk with my mom. Her main concern was that I was still so young and she felt I wasn't ready for that next step in my life yet. I talked to her about lots of things and she could see for herself that I had grown and matured quite a bit in the past 1 1/2 years since moving out. She felt better about it and was happy for me.

My dad was another story. He has always been resistant to all of us about getting married. Maybe he felt that none of the guys were good enough for any of his kids. I don't know. I have three older sisters who were married and each of them had to deal with my dad who didn't cooperate well. He flat out refused to talk to me about it and pretty much said he wouldn't come to the wedding. It was pretty sad for me, but I wasn't going to put off marrying DH because of that.

Being away from DH for those 3 weeks was so hard. That was the longest we had ever been apart and we weren't even married yet. We haven't been apart that long since. Anyway, he propsed to me on March1st and of course I said yes. We started planning a summer wedding. About a month before the date, my mom told me that my dad was coming around. He was changing his attitude and was planning to come to the wedding after all! That made me so happy.

I felt bad for DH because the only family that could make it to his wedding was his dad and one of his younger sisters. They arrived from Africa two days before the wedding and that was the first time I ever met them. My family arrived 1 week before. That was the first time DH met them. Luckily our families got along well.

We were married on June 27th 2003 and then our married life began. I got a part time job at a craft store and DH started working full time at a health clinic. He was still also going to school full time.

Now begins our journey into parenthood...

(more to come)

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Welcome to your lodge! Great intro (so far), can't wait to hear more!

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Today was the first day that I had braxton hicks that were painful. I had crampy contractions that lasted for a little over an hour this morning. Very interesting. It made me wonder if this there was something to it, but it slowed down and now it is just regular tighterning BH contrax. I guess that is a good thing considering we are moving a bunch of stuff tomorrow. Now wouldn't be the best day to have a baby. Smile

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Okay, I typed up some more and I will post it now for anyone who wants to read some more of my long intro. Smile

Now begins our journey into parenthood...




We didn't really bother being too strict with protection the first 1-2 months after being married. When I got my period twice in a row after not really being careful, I started to freak out and get paranoid that I couldn't get pregnant. So then I told DH we needed to start trying to see if I could even get pregnant. It was unnecessary panicking on my end, but that is how it happened. The very next month I got a BFP...so we got pregnant 3 months into our marriage. We were happy but still young.

I got promoted to day hours at my job which gave me full time hours which was good. With our two jobs, we were able to make ends meet. I was originally working part time in the evenings which was hard because DH worked during the day so we rarely saw each other. So the schedule change was nice.

Around the seasonal holidays I started to get pretty nauseas and tired and couldn't handle the long hours standing on my feet anymore. DH and I went to Wisconsin to visit my family for Christmas and I was able to give my job my two weeks notice. I found another temporary job doing data entry which was easier on me and my growing belly as I was able to sit while working.

In February, we were able to move to a 2 bedroom apartment from our 1 bedroom...and I had fun getting the second bedroom ready for the baby. We were having a boy, by the way! Smile

I was due on June 10th and I was planning to work up until June 4th, and then go home so I could be rested and ready for the baby. I went to work on June 2nd and worked a full day with no symptoms of labor. I went home and that night as DH and I were DTD (haha) I had my first contraction. It didn't stop after that and I had contractions all night and all the next day. Finally around the next day (June 3), they were close enough that we went to the hospital. I got there and was only dilated 3 1/2 centimeters. I was disappointed considering I had been in labor for 19 hours already. They waited for me to get to 4 and then admitted me. I got to 6 no problem but then it slowed down, so my midwife said she wanted to get things going again by starting me on Pitocin.

I was not prepared for the pain of Pitocin. I was planning on doing this all natural without any pain meds. So besides the intervention of the Pitocin, I had no other drugs. It was getting late and I was so tired. It was very hard and painful. I never got an epidural. A little after on June 4th, they told me I could start pushing. I pushed for 45 minutes total. Near the end, my midwife told me that we needed to get him out so she gave me an episiotomy because I just couldn't get his head out. As soon as she did that, he came out on the next push. He weighed 6 lbs 15 oz and was 19 inches long. So beautiful! Lots of dark hair.

I was so proud of myself for doing it all natural in the sense that I didn't have pain killers. I was disappointed that there were a few medical interventions along the way, but oh well. At least we were both healthy.

So we fell in love with our son and parenthood began. DH continued going to work and school and we didn't get to see him much, but such is life. I stayed at home with our new son Jordan, and loved being a mother. I had a hard time losing the baby weight and was in a rut for a long time. I have always struggled with my weight so this was extra hard for me.

We moved again and started renting the basement from my sister. We lived there for 9 months and finally when DS turned 18 months old I got the desire and motivation to start losing weight and getting healthy again. We moved again into the place we are currently living in now. A 2 bedroom townhouse that seemed huge to us at the time. I proceeded to lose 50 lbs in 6 months time. My big motivation was that I wanted to get pregnant again and I didn't want to get pregnant as big as I was.

DS turned 2, I lost 50 lbs and we started trying in the summer of 2006. I got pregnant after 2 months and was so happy! I was much more careful with this pregnancy and really watched my weight and eating habits. I only gained 23 lbs with the 2nd pregnancy, whereas I gained 48 lbs with DS. We found out in December that we were having a little girl!!!

(more to come)

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Last part of my intro...once again, sorry it is so long.

DH applied to the Physician's Assistant Masters Program at the U and we found out in February or March that he got accepted. They only accept 36 students out of 600 applicants, so it was a great accomplishment. We realized that he was scheduled to start the grueling 2 year and 3 month program the day after my due date with DD. He graduated with his Bachelors on May 4th, and had a week off...so we thought that weekend would be the perfect time to have the baby...so he could be there for a week before starting PA school.

We prayed and visualized and hoped it would work out that way. Well, at his graduation ceremony I had my first contraction. They continued that whole day 30 minutes apart all day and night. Around midnight that night they went to 10 minutes apart. I couldn't sleep through them so it was a long night. I labored all night and all morning and they never got closer together except for when I took DS for a walk.

Around nap time on Saturday May 5th, we decided to put DS down and then take him to my sisters house after he woke up. We didn't think they would get closer in the next hour or so. Boy, were we wrong. A little while after he went down, they jumped without any warning to 2-3 minutes apart and increased in pain and intensity. DH jumped in the shower while I proceeded to call my family trying to figure out what to do with DS. We didn't have time to drive him to my sisters house. DH woke DS up and put him in the car. I kept praying that we would have time to get to the hospital on time as I was trying to throw any last minute things in my hospital bag. I had to slowly bum scoot down the stairs in between each contraction because they were so bad.

We decided to just drive straight to the hospital and hope that my sister would make it there in time to get DS. We arrived and I asked DH to get the stuff from the car that I couldn't carry. I knew we didn't have a lot of time and wanted him to have the camcorder and camera ready. So I went in to the hospital with DS on my own, carrying a bag, pillow, etc. I must have looked so crazy to desk ladies...waddling in, clearly in serious transitional pain (even though I didn't know I was there already)...carrying a bunch of stuff, with my child behind me...and no other adult in sight.

They could tell it was serious right away and a nurse brought me into a room and helped me get into a gown quickly. She then checked me and I was already dilated to 9 1/2!!!! They quickly called my midwife. Another doctor came in and told me he would deliver my baby if my doctor couldn't get there in time. DH finally arrived...in his haste he went to the wrong floor at first...haha!!...

My midwife arrived in record time, thank goodness! She was upstairs in her office doing some paperwork luckily otherwise she wouldn't have gotten there in time. Only 30 minutes after checking in they told me I was fully dilated and could start pushing. So I arrived at and started pushing at DH set up the camcorder and then came to be by my side.

My other sister arrived around the same time as DH, the sister I had asked to be there for support, and she sat with DS until my oldest sister arrived to take him home. Right as my second sister walked in was when I started pushing. She was really excited and really wanted to stay, so I said it was fine. She sat with Jordan and whispered to him that I was okay and helped him through it. He was very good and sat there wide eyed and watched the whole thing.

I only pushed for 16 minutes and I had no interventions. No pain killers, no episiotomy, nothing. They said even if I had wanted an epidural there wouldn't have been time. My daughter came out and she looked just like Jordan when he was born. She was perfectly healthy weighing 7 lbs 7.5 oz and was 20 inches long. She started nursing right away. I was so proud of myself for doing it all on my own. This birth experience was much better even though it was fast and rushed near the end.

We named her Jasmine and DS loved her right away. He was so excited to bring his sister home. So I had her on May 5th and we have a week together before DH started his Masters Program.

That began the hardest 2+ years of our marriage. He was constantly gone, and when he was home he was studying. I think I went through postpartum depression but never got checked for it. I worked through it but it was hard. DH was so busy and I felt like a single mom that whole time. He did the best he could but I can’t imagine the pressure he was constantly under. The first 15 months of the program were all in class, learning, taking test after test, practicing, etc. Then they all spent another year doing clinical rotations. His schedule was crazy. He was gone during the day long hours of all night long hours…I was so lonely and felt neglected even though I know it wasn’t his fault.
But we got through it somehow.

In the fall of 2008 we started trying again for our third child...hoping to have one this summer when he was finishing up with school. I got a BFP the beginning of November and was so excited. Then the very next day I started bleeding. I was so heartbroken. It was my first miscarriage and I was so sad. It was especially hard that a lot of my friends and neighbors who were pregnant...stayed pregnant no problem and had their babies in June/July...the time that I should have had my baby. That was hard to get through but I did.

I got my next BFP the beginning of February...so according to my LMP I was already 4+ weeks along. We were so happy. I was very careful the first trimester and didn't even announce the news until I was 18 weeks along when I couldn't hide it anymore. I didn't want to jinx it or tell everyone and then have another miscarriage. We found out we were having another little girl at my ultrasound.



The kids continued to grow. This past May DD turned 2 years old and DH graduated from the U…even though he had a few more months of residency training to finish. This summer DS turned 5, we started working on getting our place ready to put on the market, putting lots of stuff in storage, getting our place ready for showing, DH finished up his rotations, etc. We put our place on the market the beginning of August and DH had his official PA graduation and was officially done!!! There was one more thing he had to do. Take his final board exam. He scheduled that for September 2nd, just a week ago…and studied for it all during August. Someone made an offer on our place and it is now under contract. So we had to make plans to find a temporary place to stay until DH can start working to get financing so we can make an offer on our own house.

All of this happening in the last few months with everything going on has been so hard and stressful for me and hard especially since I am in the third trimester of our third baby. But things are finally falling into place. DH passed his board exam!!! We are finally done after so many years of sacrifice and hard work and we are so happy to start the next chapter in our journey! Now we are waiting for his license to start practicing to come in the mail.

We also got the okay yesterday from the place that wants to hire him that it is a go and DH just has to go in on Monday to figure out a patient schedule, a start date, etc. Also, 3 days ago we made an offer on the house we want and just found out this morning that they accepted!!! There was a couple of counter offers between us but we finally agreed and we are so happy about that also.

We are moving all of our big furniture out this weekend and are hoping to close on our place next week. We will be moving into our neighbors basement for the month in between, and hopefully close on the house we are getting the end of October. I am also hoping to have the baby next weekend, as we really want to have her before DH starts work the following week. So a lot is still going on, and things are working out. We just need to get moved and settled and then have this baby.

So that is the long version of DH's and my life together so far. To those of you who got through it, great job. Smile I hope I kept it interesting enough for you so you could get to know a little about me and my family.

I look forward to having my own lodge and I am excited to share this journey with you all. Thanks again!

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This is so frustrating. I have been up since 2am. It is now 3:15am. I am tired but I can't fall back to sleep. My legs are numb and achy. This always affects me in the last trimester of my pregnancies. I have to keep switching sides because the legs go numb.
I propped myself up so I could be on my back without lying flat and that worked last night, but now I just can't fall asleep. I am really looking forward to more comfortable nights once the baby is born. I know I will still be waking up to feed her but at least I will get some comfortable sleep in between.

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Wow, quite a story! Seems like you're pretty good so far at "planning" on going into labor on a certain day, hopefully that continues since you have such a busy month ahead of you! Your second birth sounds amazing, I almost hope mine is that quick so there's no time for interventions!

I am glad you and your DH worked through the tough times of crazy schedules, and I'm so sorry you had to deal with a loss during all of that. :bigarmhug:

I feel you on the no sleep thing, I think sleep is a luxury that the last month or so of pregnancy simply does not allow!

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Great intro!! How fun for you guys to be getting a new home. It sounds like you've been through a lot in the last couple of years. I'm excited to follow along with you as you guys go through so HUGE things in the next few weeks. I hope your visualization works this time and your able to have the baby when you want to. How early was your DD? I can only seem to manage haveing babes late so I don't even bother imagaineing anthing different:) I hope you get a nap in today, that is a huge drag.

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Thanks ladies. You are sweet! I am impressed that you got through my whole intro. Smile Thanks for taking the time to read about me and my family.

DS was 6 days early and DD was 8 days early. So I have early babies anyway. I hope I can get a nap in today. I really need one.

DH and a bunch of neighbors just helped move all of our big furniture out over the last few hours...so now we have nowhere to sit or eat. Haha! At least we got it done though.

The kids are eating their lunch on little plastic chairs and their little wooden desk. DH and I will have to eat everything in our laps until we move out next week. We still have a long way to go, but at least we got the big stuff out.

I have been having so many BH contrax over the last day and a half. Yesterday in the mornig was the first time they were really painful. We will see if that happens again. Today so far they have just been the usual tightening.

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Hope you got some rest, and that moveing is smooth for you tomorrow!

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I love your intro! I am so glad that your offer was accepted on the house. I hope you are able to sleep better in these next few days/weeks. It is so exhausting to go into labor low on sleep.
I can't wait to get the text that you are having her!

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Thanks Vanessa. I slept pretty well even though we had quite a few interruptions.

We didn't get home from a get together at my sisters house until almost 11:30pm. So the kids went to bed super late which wasn't too good. Then DS woke up in the night and woke me up saying he wet the bed. I really think he is responding in that way because we are going through so many changes and he doesn't know what is going on or how to act.

Then DD woke up crying out for me two different times. Sigh. So I guess besides those interruptions, I slept pretty well in between...even though we didn't get much sleep.

My legs are the usual achy and numb this morning. DH was so kind to rub my legs for me again.

Thanks Beth! I can't wait to be able to let you know what is going on also. I am so excited for that day when it is finally real labor but I am also getting nervous.

We got word that the buyers for our home want to close this coming Thursday the 17th, which is perfect for us. It is 5 days earlier than planned. This gives us the opportunity to finish this sooner and move into our neighbors sooner, so we can be a little more ready for when the baby comes. As long as we are moved before she gets here, that will be a lot less stressful for us. So we are officially moving ourselves our this Thursday. This is going to be another busy week for us packing up our remaining stuff.

*Note to self*...Don't move again for a very long time...especially when you are pregnant!

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I can't imagine being 37 weeks pregnant and moving. Don't do too much!
Of course, I was always told that moving furniture was a good way to get baby here. Not sure I'd try it otherwise, but if you are moving anyway...:)
I'm curious what made you decide to go natural with your first two births (if you don't mind sharing). Was it just your instincts or did you have friends/family that encouraged you? Did you do a lot of research?

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I can't imagine being 37 weeks pregnant and moving. Don't do too much!
Of course, I was always told that moving furniture was a good way to get baby here. Not sure I'd try it otherwise, but if you are moving anyway...:)
I'm curious what made you decide to go natural with your first two births (if you don't mind sharing). Was it just your instincts or did you have friends/family that encouraged you? Did you do a lot of research?

I would definitely be helping to lift things while moving but I am afraid it would do more harm than good...so I haven't been lifting heavy things at least. But I have been doing a lot of packing, bending over, sitting on the floor to pack (very hard to get up from the floor), lots of going up and down stairs, etc. It is hard and I am dreading the next few days while we finish up but it has to be done.

As far as deciding to go natural with my first two...my mother had all of us kids at home completely natural. So that was one example for me. I also am scared of the thought of a needle in my spine so that helped me decide. I just wanted to see if I could do it. I felt like if my mom could do it and one of my older sisters could do it, that I could do it. I think I wanted to prove it to myself that I could do it without pain killers. When it got to the point with DS where the pain was so awful, I realized...wow...this is harder than I thought.

But I don't think with either of my previous births that it ever occured to me to get an epidural. I just never wanted to have it done. I felt like I could handle it.

Another big factor for me was just that I was afraid of the possible long lasting side effects of an epidural and I also wanted to be able to "feel" the miracle of giving birth to my baby if that makes sense. I wanted to experience it to the fullest. I also felt that an epidural may make the baby a little less alert or coherent at first, and I wanted the baby to be alert and without any effects of anything on them. I hope that makes sense.

Those are just my reasons. I know that everyone is very different and that is fine. Smile I didn't do tons of research. Just talked to my mom and sister who had done it before, tried to mentally prepare for it, read some things, etc. I know that when I am in the throes of pain I will think to myself again, why do I put myself through this pain when I don't necessarily have to?...but once the baby is out and in my arms, I forget it for the most part and I am happy I was once again strong enough to do it and that I didn't need or have to do it any other way.

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So I just got back from walking around the fair all day. Wow. I am probably going to be even more sore tomorrow. I hope that all the walking and BH helps me dilate a little more. It didn't put me into labor though, which is fine. I just wish I didn't have to get up first thing tomorrow and keep on packing. I will be glad when the moving is over. I also have my 37 week appointment tomorrow morning. I hope that goes well.

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Hope your appointment goes well! You and Rachel both going to the fair makes me want to go too!

I totally understand about wanting the baby to be totally coherent and alert, my Mom's one epidural experience (out of 7 births) did nothing for the pain and my baby brother was VERY groggy afterward, so knowing that is a big factor for me wanting a natural birth as well.

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:notworthy: Moving w/ as pregnant as you are, woman you have my utmost respect lol I hope your able to get a lot of help! How fun that you were able to go to the fair too - I really want to go this year but so far I've wimped out & not gone Lol

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Based on how my body is feeling this morning, I SHOULD have wimped out and not gone to the fair. Wow. I feel like I have been run over by a truck. It probably didn't help that it rained a lot yesterday and we were running off and on to get out of the rain. Me running 9 months pregnant probably looked awfully hilarious to anyone who saw me.

It was very fun to let the kids ride the rides though. That was worth it. They enjoyed it.

I am off to my doctors appointment. Will update when I get back. Smile

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Well I am discouraged. My results for Group B Strep came back and apparently I am positive for it. That really surprised me because I have never had it with my other two pregnancies. I was worried but they assured me that it would be okay.

Other than that, I am still only 1 1/2 centimeters dilated and 60% effaced. The same as last week, but she said my cervix was a lot softer so that is good.

My BP was good and baby sounds really good. Her heart was 135 BPM and very strong. She didn't say anything about her flipping so I am assuming she is still head down. I am measuring 38 1/2 weeks so the baby is still growing just fine.

So besides the GBS being positive, the appointment went well. Now I am just feeling down. Hopefully getting a full day of good packing in will take my mind off of it.

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Well I got a decent nights sleep despite the aching and numb legs. Hopefully we get all the rest of the packing done today. We are closing on our house tomorrow and want to be out of here by tomorrow also. Have to clean our place on Friday and hand the keys over on Saturday. I will be glad when we are done with this house and don't have to worry about packing, cleaning, etc. anymore. Then we can just wait for baby to come and then when we can close on the house we are buying, we will have to move again. The good thing is that we will be all packed up already so it won't be as hard.

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I am positive for GBS this time and have always been negative. It surpised me too. It's not a big deal though, just some antibiotics. Yay for a good nights sleep! GL with the rest of your packing.

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Wow. What an intro! I personally couldn't handle moving right now. We're waiting until Nate is a few months old 'cause I can barely move! You are a strong woman going natural with the pit!

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We don't really have a choice with the moving thing. We put our place on the market the beginning of August and someone made an offer two weeks later. We really wanted to sell our little townhome first before buying a house. We couldn't afford it otherwise. We couldn't risk paying two mortgages until this place sold and we needed the money made on this place for a down payment on our first real house.

So although it is super hard on me, I am glad we are selling first so we don't have to worry about any of those things. It is extremely hard on me physically though. Sigh. I will be glad when we are all packed up and out of here. I am not looking forward to being in someone else's house with a newborn for the first month temporarily but we have not other choice. The inconvenience was worth selling our place first though.

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I had no idea how bad the Pitocin was going to be. It was so awful. I hope I never have to endure Pitocin again. Smile

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I hope you have a good rest of the day. I know your going to be just fine, but I sure hope your have lots of help with the moveing. I'm gettting excited to see you babe and hear you story!

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Thanks!

My sister is actually over here right now helping me so much. She said to me, "Just sit down and relax." And she is packing up the kitchen. It is so helpful. She also brought us dinner. Smile

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Well, one more day behind me. My sister helped us pack up the whole kitchen and the storage under the stairs. Then she took a load of our stuff out to store at their house temporarily. I am so glad this day is behind us.

We are closing on our house tomorrow and have to be out by Saturday. So tomorrow is the final packing day and then we will clean on Friday. I will be so glad when we are done with this. Then I can just relax and focus on having the baby sometime soon hopefully.

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Best of luck with your move!! Doing it while not pg is a challenge, but wow hun lol ((giant hugs))

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Hoping to hear that you are in labor soon. This week would be a good week, right?

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Yes! This coming week would be the perfect week. I hit 38 weeks on Tuesday. We are all moved in to our temporary residence now. Just have a few last things to get out of our old place and then clean it. We will work on that tomorrow morning. Once that is done, I am ready to have the baby at anytime. Smile

I just need to finish packing my hospital bag and the kids bags...then I will be all ready.

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I love your signature pic, Beth! So precious. Smile

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Yay!!! :clappy:

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So we are turning our keys over to the new owners of our old place tomorrow. Today was such a long day! Wow. I am so exhausted. We got most everything out and moved to our storage unit or where we are staying. Just need to do a few last things. I honestly can't believe my body has held up as well as it has. I think I am going to sleep really well tonight, depsite being uncomfortably pregnant at night when trying to sleep.

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Thanks Smile
Yay for being moved! I hope you were able to rest last night. Put your feet up and take it easy this weekend.

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We are finally done! The house is clean, the keys are on the counter, the doors are locked...we are officially all moved out of there! Now we are just living out of suitcases with a neighbor for the next 5-6 weeks which will be a little tough, but at least the packing and moving out is done. I am so tired and am planning to relax the rest of the weekend.

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It must feel so good to have it done! I hope the next 5 to 6 weeks goes smoothly for you and when it comes time to move again that it too goes smoothly Smile

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Thanks Chimmy! I hope it goes smoothly the next time around also. At least that time around, I will have the baby and not be pregnant and can do more and not be so uncomfortable.

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So we are getting settled in. We seriously need to go through some of these boxes and unpack a few things so they aren't sitting in our room and in our friends hallway. I am sure they can only handle the boxes throughout their house for so long.

We went through some stuff last night and organized our room a little more. We just need to finish getting out the things we need for the next month, and then we can put the rest of the boxes in the garage. Once we get those out of here, we can finally set up the bassinet. I am anxious to get that done. Then I will feel ready should I go into labor in the next few days, which I am hoping for. Smile

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Oh, and this morning I was having a lot of BH contractions for over an hour...but they eventually stopped. Sigh.

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I hope baby girl decides to come soon. Not before the bassinet is unpacked, though Smile
With all the unpacking and activity, maybe you'll get things started. If not, walking a bunch in the morning and then a mile and a half every night did the trick for me!

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You really amaze me, I think I would be a basket case if I was unpacking things at almost 38wks lol :notworthy:

I hope your able to get things setup soon, so that you can relax a bit! You certainly deserve it ((hugs))

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Thanks Beth and Chimmy! I appreciate your comforting words and advice.

Walking hurts quite often...I waddle like a penguin and the pelvic pressure is pretty bad...but if walking will help...I think I will start doing that tomorrow. Smile

We re-organized all of our boxes and stuff in the garage and things look so much better. Now we just need to get the boxes in our room unpacked so we can get them out of here and finally set up the bassinet. Oh, and I still need to get the baby's carseat in the car. Smile

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Wow. I hope all this moving energy is coming from nesting. I got tired just reading all of that! You are one brave mama!!! How are you feeling today?

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I am feeling tired today. The people we are staying with are super nice but any walking around going on upstairs sounds like elephants down here because the creaking, etc is awful. The floor boards are just bad. When they wake up early in the morning with their 2 year old screaming, not only can we hear him screaming but all of the walking around wakes us up. Both of my kids woke up shortly after 6am and they are usually asleep until 7:30-8:00. So I was not happy that they woke up so early. Now they are going to be crabby today. Plus I woke up earlier than I would have liked to.

Other than that, I am trying like crazy to get our room as organized as possible considering we are living out of boxes. I just have this huge urge to have everything ready because I feel like I could have the baby at any time. I want to get the room as ready as possible so I can finally set the bassinet up. I will be glad when that is done. Hopefully I can rest this afternoon.

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Gosh, you have a lot to deal with! I hope you are able to rest (and that the kids aren't too crabby for you!). Those last few weeks are tiring enough without moving and having two kids to take care of. Try and take it easy when you get a chance, Kimia!

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I will try to get some rest. It doesn't help that whenever I am standing or walking for too long without sitting down and resting, I get awful sciatica pain in my right thigh/bum area. Ow!

On another note, we are heading to the house we made an offer on tonight to meet with the current owners so that we can ask them questions we have about the house/lawn and neighborhood...as well as take measurements so that we can start looking for furniture sometime soon. I am glad that they are willing to meet with us so that we can ask them our questions directly instead of having to communictate through the realtors.
I hope it goes well.

I still need to finish our room, get caught up on my at home medical transcriptioning job, and go grocery shopping this afternoon. This is going to be a long day!

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Wow girly, you really can do it all! I'm so impressed that you can do so much being so prego:) I hope your pain is less in these last few days, and that this baby doesn't keep you waiting much longer. How are Jordan and Jasmine doing with everything?

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