November Chat Thread
How is everyone doing?
This board has really slowed down hasn't it? I know we've all been busy with life and getting ready for baby but please check in and let us know how you are doing!
I can't believe Thanksgiving and Christmas is right around the corner. It's going to be an exciting holiday season for sure. I have my glucose test and 4D scan today so I'm really looking forward to that. We are leaving for our mini babymoon in 2 weeks so that's pretty exciting. I haven't even started thinking about Christmas presents this year. I need to start getting my list together soon. I think I'm going to put it off until after Thanksgiving. lol
Our nursery is coming along slowly but surely. We finished painting and our crib, mattress and rug showed up. My stash of baby goods is growing and I just can't believe how much STUFF babies need. ;) Hubby has been very busy getting the house ready for our son. He's had contractors in and out of the house nonstop it seems. So many things to do before baby boy comes. We're getting new windows, new ac system and ducts, our chimney swept, getting our couches cleaned and calling out an exterminator. I think Hubby is going a tad overboard but hey it makes me happy that he's taking this whole baby business very seriously. I think it's very cute! :D
I'm feeling pretty good for the most part just still really tired. I'm definitely having a harder time getting around and found that I grunt a lot these days. LOL
Anyway, I hope everyone is doing well!
It is pretty quiet around here, and March is even quieter.
Can't wait to see pics from your u/s (if you will be sharing!) mine is tomorrow and I can't wait! My MIL has been counting down all week and sending me FB messages lol she's over the moon :D
We FINALLY finished the playroom and now the nursery is empty so we'll start that next week, ordering the furniture this weekend. My goal is to be as ready in 2 months as possible just in case I end up on bedrest again. Not fun when you have a million things left to do I have to say. Fingers are crossed it won't happen again but it was due to high bp and not only does that run in my family but my mother had the same issue at the end of both her pregnancies so I'm trying to be realistic in my planning.
I'm in a group (for back home) on FB for buying and selling children's stuff and both my MIL and I are plugging away at the list, lots of good deals and some things are still new never been used, I love a great deal! Plus babies outgrow things so fast (something to keep in mind first time Moms! lol) you don't always get much use out of things. We still need our highchair and swing but I *think* those are the only 2 big things we need once the crib and change table get here.
DH is giddy with excitement, he love to talk to my belly and she responds with kicks and punches! It's so cute and puts such a huge smile on his face, I love it!
Yah, things around here have really slowed down!
Jina, that's so exciting for your U/S! You must be bouncing on the spot waiting for it to come! Good luck with the glucose test! I think I'm going to ask my Dr if she can just send me for the test rather than testing my blood sugar 3-4 times a day!!
Crystal, It must be so nice to have the playroom finished! It sounds like I'm doing much of the same......I've been a craigslist and usedvictoria FIEND and have got almost everything! Last week alone I picked up a play mat, bassinet and the swing we wanted. DH thinks I've probably saved around $600 by shopping on there. I'm hoping to have everything done and ready for baby by the end of December, 'just in case'......
Still not feeling the greatest. I was given a 10 day regimen of high dose anti-biotics, but I don't think they did the trick. I think 2 weeks would have been better, because I can still feel an infection in my chest and sinuses. And being sick is really screwing with my blood sugars.....up until I got sick, all my blood sugar tests were textbook perfect, but being sick sends them sky high. i'm scared to even show the log to my Dr because of how bad it looks right now!
I also have to go in for an emergency appt today. I've had that 'kicked in the crotch' feeling for a little over a week now, and it's gotten progressively worse. To the point where I can hardly walk at times. night time is the worst, and rolling over in bed is BEYOND excruciating! At some time in the wee hours of this morning when I had to make one of my frequent trips to the bathroom, I was in so much pain just trying to get up that I was in tears, and could hardly move my legs they hurt so bad.......
So I called my Dr's office to ask if I should come in, because I had a chiropractor appt booked for later this week, and they've got me coming in this morning.
.......It probably doesn't help that I'm still dancing. I just need to make it through 1 more month of dance and then if I have to I can take a break until the baby gets here, but I have a dance competition Dec 1-2nd.
On a happy note though, we finished the nursery :) I'll try to get pics up loaded over the weekend. We didn't want to bother painting or really decorating the room much.....it's already a beige colour, and actually has a giant world map on 1 wall. So we left everything as is, and DH got all the furniture set up. I'll add some decorations and some girly touches as we go, but it's mostly done!!
Good idea Jo, babies don't really care about the nursery decor, it's really for us so if you like the room as is then, perfect! That's the last room in our house to be touched really (other than the 2 bathrooms which will be reno'd in the nearish future) and the paint in there is horrible ('Bathurst style' is very 80's/90's with lots of brass, dusty rose, baby blue and peach - eek)
Sorry you still aren't feeling well, it's so much harder to get better when preggo, everything just holds on :( Hope the pain isn't anything serious and goes away soon! Oh and congrats on getting the room finished already!
Crystal, I hope that you won't have to go on bed rest! Fingers and toes crossed! Good luck today and I can't wait to hear all about the scan and see pics!
Awww....so cute that your DH talks to Maggie and that she responds! Hubby talks to Baby Boy sometimes but he never responds to his voice....only his touch....lol. So cute! How is Eala doing?
Jo, the glucose test wasn't bad at all. I've gotten the test done before so I knew what to expect this time around. I think it's a great idea to just get the one hour glucose test done rather than poking yourself 3 times a day. Ouch. I don't really like needles...I do not miss getting shots a few times a day during ivf that's for sure!
Yay for getting the nursery finished up! That's awesome and I can't wait to see pics. :D I'm sorry you're still feeling sick. I wonder if you need another course of anti-biotic. I hope you start feeling better soon. I can't believe you're still dancing! I haven't had a lick of exercise since...well....forever! :rolleyes: Good luck at your appointment today. I hope your OB can do something to help with the pain. Please KUP asap!
AFM, the u/s was very meh. Baby boy was not cooperating. He had his face covered by his fingers and toes. He was folded in half and was hugging his legs/feet to his face. We got a peek of half of his face. lol He is absolutely precious! So in love already. Anyway, I'm thinking about scheduling another u/s in a few weeks.
My appointment went well. Baby boy is measuring right on target. The amniotic fluid level was good. I'm measuring right at 27 weeks. Oh and Baby boy is breech so I go back in 3 weeks and then every other week after that. Eeek! Getting so close! :D
Jina, sorry baby Boy didn't cooperate very well! When we went to get our U/S done, baby kept putting her hands in front of her face so it was impossible to get a good shot!
Well, I went to the Dr yesterday, and unfortunately there's nothing they can do for the pain. She said part of it is round ligament pain, and the other part is pelvic symphasis something or other. Basically from how she explained it, the false joint at the front of my pelvis is starting to get a bit loose and trying to move. Hopefully this is the sign of a fast and easy labour, but I won't get my hopes up! She did check on baby just to be sure, and the good news is my cervix is still closed, so there's no danger of baby coming early. I'm REALLY hoping my chiro appt over the weekend helps! It's not as bad today, but I think that's because I haven't been able to do anything, other than sit at my desk, or lay on the couch. I think any form of exercise is off the table (not that I've been doing much at all!!) - there's no way I could even walk around the block right now. I'm still going to try and push through for dance and just make it to the competition next month. I conveniently "forgot" to ask the Dr about it when I was there yesterday, but DH has pretty much forbidden me to register for the competition until after I've been cleared by the Dr......said he'd rather pay the extra fee for a late registration than have me lose the payments all together if I register and then have to pull out.
And on a fun note, we decided to get maternity pictures done!! We're meeting with the photographer this evening to work out some of the details :) He does a maternity/newborn package, so hopefully we can get the preggo pics done sometime in December, if we can find a day when it's not raining (although we've been really lucky so far not to have the usual oct/nov storms we always get!!)
So I'm both really excited and really nervous abut getting them done.......I haven't exactly been feeling very glamorous this whole pregnancy and don't really like getting my picture taken, so hopefully he can get a few that I like!!
Anyone else have anything planned for the weekend?
Jo, I'm sorry they can't do much for the pain. That sucks! I think it's impressive that you're still dancing. Please try to take it a bit easier. I don't want you to really hurt yourself! Ahhhh! How fun about the maternity pics! I can't wait to see them if you decide to share. I thought about getting them done but I *hate* having pictures taken of me so it would just be a waste of money I think. I'd probably be snarling in all of them...lol. ;)
Wow Jo I can't imagine any exercise at this point let alone dance! What type of dance do you do? Can I ask why the competition is so important? I hope you take it easy and feel better soon :)
LOL I'm an Irish dancer......so there's lots of jumping around! I only dance once a week, but I have a sad feeling this week will be my last day. Each day I'm feeling a bit better, and I have a feeling it's because I've been taking it really easy, other than walking with DH yesterday, and even that, I think we got passed by an old man in a walker!!
I have a deal with DH that I'll go to dance this week and will try to just walk through my steps with as little jumping as possible, because I see my Dr for my usual check up the next morning. If I'm back in pain after it, then it looks like it is the pelvis trying to separate :(
.....So, it looks like I will miss the competition, which sucks. It's just a lot of fun to do, we go over to Vancouver with a bunch of the ladies I dance with, and there's only 1 other competition in our area that I do, and it's usually early May, so who knows, I might be ready to dance in that one!
So, the meeting with the photographer went great....we really like him, and because he's not a 'professional' photographer yet, he's far more affordable than others we looked at. So, we're hoping to get those done in mid December, if the weather cooperates with us :)
LOL Jina I'd love to see pics of you snarling at a photographer! HAHA those would hands down be the best maternity pics ever!
Oh - and as promised......a pic of the nursery! Like I mentioned, it's a pretty neutral colour already, so we just left it as-is, and really all we (and by we, I mean DH) did was assemble the furniture :)
I have to learn to take it easy too, today I stopped chores and put my feet up because I had one heck of a braxton hicks contraction! I've been getting them off and on for a few weeks not painful and I hardly notice them unless I'm feeling my belly but today I felt it, and it nearly doubled me over it was so strong!!!
DH gets at me a lot because it's not in my nature to ask for help (nearly 10 years with my man-child ex who refused to help with anything ingrained it deeper as well). He tries to help me all the time but I will go a head and just do things on my own. I'm learning and *trying* to let go of some control but it's hard...