Four days into the month and I'm still in denial.
I am so excited for this pregnancy to be over. Firstly there was the 2 years of just trying to get pregnant... the excrutiating negative pregnancy tests... then the ridiiculous stuff I had to do (and pay) just to get pregnant... then the morning sickness (which believe me - I am thankful for)... then getting HUGE. I can't wait to share some of the responsibility of these two with my husband. I can definitely tell I am 4 years older than I was with the first.
So, December - FLY BY!; or better yet, bring my babies just a little early - sometime around 35-36 weeks.
I don't blame you for feeling done Tiffany. Pregnancy can be really brutal (though I wish everyone could have an easy mellow pregnancy) and I'm sure that's all incredibly magnified by carrying multiples.
Tiffany I feel the same about definitely telling that I'm 4 years older with this pregnancy! I hope you get your wish you are doing great keeping those boys baking!
I woke up to go pee in the middle of the night and the sciatica pain was unbearable! It's a bit better this morning but I hope it doesn't get too bad, I already walk funny as it is!
Tiffany how far along are you?
Tiffany, I am only 2 years older than I was with my last pregnancy, but I feel like I'm 90! I am hoping this baby comes this month as well...I'm SO ready to be done!
Lesli, I hope your sciatic pain eases up--that is so miserable! Mine comes and goes, and I have found that sitting on a heating pad helps a bit.
I can't believe December is here already! The time has flown by...and hopefully it keeps flying...I think I'm as ready to be done as everyone else!
That is exactly what I've been doing every spare moment I have
I think I am by far the oldest mom on here and I am feeling it as well! I feel like this has been my toughest pregnancy yet and I am so ready for it to be over! My dr. told me today that it would be fine if I go into labor, but it would be better to wait a couple of weeks. I am really hoping to go early!
I also had my first nst today and during it had two contractions which my dr. said baby tolerated well and her heartbeat looked great. So I go back again next week for another appt, nst and an ultrasound. Is anyone else on weekly appointments?
Jen-what is your due date? I have one more 2 wk appt next Thursday, then I am on weekly appointments--yay! I doubt you are much older than I am, and I feel it, too! I hope baby comes early for you!
I made a countdown paper chain for my kids today--I felt like I was back in Elementary School. I am going to let them all guess when baby will be born and give the winner their favorite candy bar or something. I am interested to see what they think! I know my oldest is really hoping for December 20...not sure why that is THE day to her, but that would be okay with me.
K well now we just need to share our ages
My next appt is next Thursday then it will be weekly from then on
Lisa my dd and I made a chain like that yesterday she loved it! She has asked 3 times today if she can take a chain off (I had to remind her just one a day lol) we also marked one of them for when daddy will be home
Im hoping to be done soon too only because my pressure is stressing me out !!! I need gim out so i can lose weight and get my pressure down ! Im going to ask my doctor if I can be induced at least by 37/38 weeks which is in 2 weeks I really want to meet this kiddo seriously !
Okay, since I'm the one that brought it up, I'll start....I just turned 39 in November! I'm SO OLD!!! It's kind of funny because when I started having kids at age 21 I thought I would be done having kids by the time I was 30. Oh well, so much for plans!
My due date is January 11 but my dr. is pretty sure he will induce me on Dec. 28 if I don't go sooner because of my gestational diabetes. I think that my gd is also what is causing him to keep a closer eye on me and see me weekly so soon, which started last week at 32 1/2 weeks.
My daughter started asking to make a countdown paper chain at 100 days prior to my due date and I told her no, it would just make me depressed. But now that we're getting closer I wouldn't mind as much. We had a board at my shower for everyone to guess baby statistics and my kids guessed on that. I haven't decided what the prize will be yet, though.
Here's hoping that everyone who wants to go early will be able to!!
Im 24 btw lol
I think the closer we all get, the more we want to be done...am I wrong?
I am 33. And this is my 6th child. And this pregnancy has been, by far, the hardest on my body. This is our last, and I am excited to be done...to have my family be complete. And I can't wait to be able to move like a normal person again! lol
Tasha you are out
Tiffany -- I just had to drop by and say I loved your comment on the "Can you look stylish if you're pregnant at Xmas?" poll! I know that I could definitely relate towards the end of my own pregnancies. HA!
Just as a side note to all those bemoaning your -- um.... let's see what is it referred to? Oh - "Advanced Maternal Age" :roll:
Take heart that I definitely had all of you youngsters beat. *sigh*
Wishing you all terrific weeks ahead during this final stage! I'll be looking forward to "seeing" your new arrivals and watching them grow!
P.S. The rest of you -- please drop by and vote in the poll! The more the merrier! You can also leave a comment!
Just as a side note to all those bemoaning your -- um.... let's see what is it referred to? Oh - "Advanced Maternal Age" :roll:
Take heart that I definitely had all of you youngsters beat. *sigh*
LOL Kudos to all of you who were prego during an "advanced maternal age". I am having a hard time at 33, I can't imagine being any more "advanced". In all reality, though, all that matters is the end result--our healthy, beautiful babies!
Jen the countdown idea is super cute!
Lisa - I don't blame you for feeling done. While we think we'll have another child someday, I am really anxious to meet this little guy.
AFM - Had an appointment yesterday that I'd had scheduled anyway for an NST. MW had that preformed just to make sure all was okay (little man did great). I felt awful so she gave me some prescriptions for day/night nausea (the latter to help with sleep) and heartburn meds. I also got my amnio date for next Friday with an induction Monday the 17th if his lungs are mature. IF we make it that far, it will be tough with DH's work as taking a week off unpaid (they only get a few days a year and we had to use them earlier in the year) would really mess with unemployment pay and insurance etc so I'm hoping this little guy will come on his own after Thursday. If we're out of the hospital before the 22nd, DH should work it so he won't lose xmas pay. The overnight nausea medication helped so much. I don't think I've slept that well in months. DD was obsessed with a dreamlite she saw at CVS yesterday and keeps saying Santa is going to bring her one pink pony so I better get on that. It's fun that she's getting old enough to enjoy holidays. I am so looking forward to getting an Elf on the Shelf next year!
My dd wants the unicorn dreamlite but they were like $30 and she is already asking for other things that have already reached our budget so she's not getting one this year
It is so fun when they get into the holidays! My dd has learned Christmas songs and sings them all day long, it's so cute!
OH and glad to hear baby was fine on the NST and that you got a great night of sleep! I hope you get your wish for him to be here!
Thanks! I am hoping he'll bake until at least 37 weeks just so he gets more time to develop those lungs and put on weight (i can never get the 1 oz per day thing out of my head). We have a GC from TRU that DH's work gave us for DD as a super late birth present so we'll probably get the dream lite with that, otherwise we wouldn't be considering it as it's so expensive.
Anyone else nesting a lot? I'm assuming it's more energy inspired then anything, but I've been getting tons done today it's been nice.
i have had not nesting going on here for a few days! I need to though my house is a mess!
Ok girls I finally did it....I posted some belly pics! And I even changed my avatar and siggy pic (i'm 33 weeks in the siggy pic)! PB isn't so bad if you have a computer to work on lol.
I have some updated family pics I want to share, but it will have to wait as I left the CD at home, and its not pulling through my FB for some reason
here is one of my family pics, one of my favorites, but it is super small
My son wants a full size nascar driver (don't remember who - I think Kyle Bush sp?) and a full size nascar. That is not happening. This is like when he asked to be a red city bus for Halloween. Where does he get these crazy ideas?
I am on call for work tonight... which may mean sleep is even harder to come by. What is funny is that I did not realize I was on call until an hour ago. So... glad I am preggers with nothing better to do. Also I am beginning to think I am going to take all 12 weeks off... 4 weeks unpaid. I am not really sure we can do it though.
Lol your son sounds hilarious!
Tiffany your DS is too funny with the gift ideas! I'm sorry about your not being able to sleep, I can never sleep when I know I could be getting an important call or if something big is happening the next day. I hope that things work out so you can take off as much time as possible when the twins come without it being a total financial strain.
AFM - Pretty sure this little guy dropped tonight. I had been having contractions throughout the day but just crampy BH and nothing nearly as bad as my worst ones Monday night that led me to l&d. I didn't time anything as it never seemed real enough. Since he dropped I've had tons more pressure (surprise surprise) and some contractions that are painful but I don't know what to think. Some are close together but others aren't. I fell asleep for a while but woke up an hour and a half later wide awake from contractions. Timing them to see if they ease up and am hydrating more. Took a shower which was nice but didn't stop anything. We really can't afford to have DH off work unless something is going on so I want to be sure before I wake him up. On the other hand, he works over 2.5 hours away so if things started to progress in the day I don't want him killing himself trying to drive back. DD got her first real "boo boo" tonight. DH said she slipped and fell off the ottoman and her toes got jammed against a board book. It's just a couple tiny cuts but she was so upset and kept asking us to kiss the boo boo better. I know she will forget about it in a day or two but it just reminds me how little she really is.
Yikes Mia keep us updated on those contractions!
So just woke up at 5:30 with a big headache I don't HAVE to be up until 7) I feel exhausted but I know part of it is I am so excited my parents are driving through town today, picking me and dd up, and heading up to stay with family all weekend...we are having our family Christmas on sat and I really can't wait! All of us are really spread out over the state and it's really hard for us to get together. I am really close to my family and my closest sister is an hour and a half away (and my inlaws who live 4 miles away have nothing to do with us) so I get really lonely in this little town I live in. My oldest sister lives 3.5 hours away
Anyway super excited LOL
I'm sorry about the headache Lesli, maybe you can catch up on some rest on the ride up? It sounds like you have an awesome weekend planned! Enjoy your time with the family.
DH was going to stay home so I could go get checked out if the on call MW thought I should be. I told her my only hesitation was that the contractions would vary in consistency. They hurt like real contractions, but some would be 3 minutes apart, then some would be ten etc. She gave me the usual 5 minutes for an hour or longer thing and watch baby's movements. She didn't seem to mind my being 36 weeks which surprised me but whatever. I eventually got a little more sleep. Still contracting this morning so we'll see. Going to try and just not aggravate things.
Wow! I didn't turn my computer on at all yesterday, and I feel like I am so behind!
Mia--I hope your contractions stop for you and that you are able to take it easy.
Lesli--Sorry about your headache, but I hope you have a great weekend with your family--sounds like fun!
Tiffany--Your DS sounds funny! How did your night go last night? I hope you are able to take off the time you need without much financial stress.
Someone mentioned nesting...Mia, I think. I think I am still in nesting mode, just not as much as I was a week ago. I pretty well got everything ready last week--I just have a few more Christmas gifts to get and then I will be ready for the holidays AND ready for baby.
I haven't been sleeping well. And when I wake up, it feels like my pelvis is breaking in two! It's pretty painful. Once I get moving throughout the day, however, it isn't too bad.
Lisa - I'm sorry for the pain. That kind of sounds like how my SPD gets (on days when it's not 24/7) but usually mine is best when I wake up and worst when I go to sleep. Do you sleep with a pillow (or two) between your legs? Maybe that would help?
I'm interested to see how DD does with the babysitter this morning while I'm at my NST. I know she'll be fine. It will be nice to have her get used to someone new (to her) for when family can't watch DD. We have a family Christmas party to go to tomorrow evening which will be nice. Our cousins who have a three week old will be there so I'm really excited to see them and the baby as we haven't been able to get together since the birth.
Wow! I feel so behind. I haven't had enough time to truly check in on the board lately, but finally got a chance tonight.
Mia, glad to hear that your NST went well the other day. And it sounds like maybe your body is gearing up to go into labor sooner than the 17th? I'll be excited to see when your LO decides to come out!
AFM, no major nesting spell here. I wish though! Our house is such a mess right now. I really need to get some energy and start cleaning. I think I want to, and then by the time I get up to do it, I'm too tired! I had my 33 week appointment yesterday. It went well. BP was good, baby's hb was 145 bmp, and I didn't gain any weight. I have actually lost 1/2 a lb. The doctor was a little concerned, but I assured her that I'm eating enough. I just never feel good, so I'm not eating a lot like I have in previous pregnancies.
I mentioned that I've been feeling a lot more BH than I have in previous pregnancies as well, and a few times I thought they might be real contractions, but I wasn't sure. Occassionally I get the ones that feel like PMS cramps, and that's all I remember from my labor w/Addison. It's nothing consistant, but it does put me on edge a bit more because this is c/s #4 and we don't live 5 minutes from the hospital like we used to either. I'm sure nothing will come of it, and I'll hold out until my delivery date, but we'll see
And, as for age....I'm 29.
Mia--I do sleep with a pillow between my legs--I honestly can't sleep without it. How did your daughter do with the babysitter? Have fun at your party! We have a family party tonight as well--it should be fun!
Holly--Glad your appointment went well. I know what you mean about not feeling well...I have been having the same problem...no fun! BH for me get worse with every pregnancy, too. I have heard that it is normal to have a few regular contractions here and there as well.
AFM, we went to DHs work Christmas party last night. It was better than I had hoped it would be....however, I was dreaming about it all night. I got up to use the bathroom and can't go back to sleep, so here I am! Tonight we have a family party with DHs extended family--it should be fun.
Yesterday I was a little concerned. I woke up feeling pretty crampy...used the bathroom and laid back down. I was making sure baby was moving like normal and fell back asleep. I felt "off" pretty much all day. While I am ready to be done with this pregnancy, I am not quite ready for her to come just yet...she needs to bake for at least another week and a half.
Lisa, sorry that you weren't feeling well yesterday. Hope you're doing much better today. A Christmas party sounds like fun. We don't ever have holiday parties to go to. Sometimes I wish we did, but with the way I feel today it's a good thing we don't
I cut my hair today and I feel like a brand new person. I had to cut quite a bit off. I didn't realize how badly damaged my hair was. I knew my bangs were pretty beat up, but I had quite a bit of breakage all over. I decided that if I was going to cut it, I might as well cut all of the damage off. I bought some stuff to tryto help rebuild the strength in my hair, so we'll see how it works. I'm hoping whie on maternity leave to color my hair. I usually do highlights, but all over color is so much cheaper, so I might try that this time. We'll see
I haven't seen Taylor online in a while. Is she doing alright? I hope everyone is well!
I had a really busy day... spent the day at the mall doing some xmas shopping then came home and put up our tree. I went to the bathroom and had tons of (TMI) gobby CM mixed with blood, and now am having contractions. I think I just did too much today. Gonna spend the evening with my feet up and drink lots of water to see if things taper off. If things get worse I think I'll head to L&D just to be sure.
I hope the water will help. Please KUP!
Hey thought I would pop in and see what is going on. wow hope the water and rest helps! It could be your mucuse plug but I don't know.
Things seemed to have slowed down. I just relaxed last night and went to bed early. I was still up half the night, but that is because DD has a bad cold/fever, so she wanted mommy to sleep with her... but the contractions tapered off for the most part and the bloddy CM stopped too. Could have been my mucous plug, not really sure! With DD I lost it in a great big chunck.
Good to hear. I have read that the cervical plug can regrow... after the crazy pregnancy you have had I am sure you have mixed emotions about just getting baby out now vs staying pregnant a bit longer.
Holly - I wouldn't be too concerned about half a pound either. That could be water, your clothes, the time of day who knows what. How exciting about your hair! A good haircut is awesome. I have been trying to grow my hair out again and I always have a hard time getting it trimmed even though I know it's not taking length off and is necessary to keep it healthy. I'd love to see pics if you're up for sharing! I remember Taylor saying the other day she didn't have constant internet access right now so I think that's why she's been away more often then not. Miss her!!
Amanda - Sounds like plug to me but I'm glad things slowed down and Tiffany you're right, it does regenerate. It's always a little nerve wracking when you're not sure what's going on.
Lisa - I'm glad DH's party went well and I hope the extended family party went well too! I hope you've been feeling better and have been able to get some rest.
AFM - Still having a good amount of bloody show/mucus plug and spotting so I think it's been more from my cervix then the check I had Friday. I haven't been worrying too much about timing contractions just because I think things are gearing up slowly like they did with Emma (I had early labor with her for about two weeks and they stopped it over a weekend, then it just picked back up). DH and I went on a date lunch and did DD's xmas shopping with a GC we had to TRU so that was good to get out of the way. We also had a family Christmas party to go to so that was fun. DD got to play with her older cousins who she adores and we got to see our three week old cousin oh it's so sweet how tiny they are at that age. Curious to see how my NST goes tomorrow. I'm sure he'll pass fine but it's with my favorite MW so I'm curious to see what she'll think of my contractions or if she'll want to check me. I've been itchier and while we were going to test my levels for ICP tomorrow anyway, I'm sort of hoping his dropping last week, the contractions, my cervix dilating (at least Friday it was 2 instead of 1 and 50% still) will convince them to just induce me on Thursday when I hit 37 weeks instead of doing the amnio and then inducing the following Monday. DH is going to be working 3 hours away this week so if I go into labor on my own it's going to be a circus getting DD settled and him home.
Well I am glad the contractions stopped I hope you DD feels better soon.
It is crazy how many of you have things going on. I wonder who will make it to Jan. I am hoping I will and knock on wood I might because I have had nothing exciting hapening around here. I do get an ultrasound on the 19th get to see how big baby girl is and make sure she is head down. I cannot wait to start seeing pics of everyone's little ones.
I'm pretty sure I will be baking my lo until jan...I was a week late with dd1 and I'm expecting the same for this one!
It snowed a foot between last night and today. This morning the roads were still passable, now I am just praying not to go into labor because it would be hard to get to the hospital. I am up 50 pounds and a little depressed about that. Also starting to have pelvic girdle pains. I went a week past dates with my first one... but that pregnancy was a lot easier than this one. I bet I will go all the way to 38 weeks with these ones. I am working on being ok with that.
I agree Patricia, I wonder how many will make it to January. As excited as I am to see all our little ones, I want them to bake as long as possible!
Lesli - I would be the same way! If I make it past tomorrow, I'll be the most pregnant I'll ever been so I'd like that (so long as he's fine of course) just as my DD was such a peanut. I think it's best to expect to go past dates so you aren't getting your hopes up if you do. KWIM?
Tiffany - I am sorry about the pelvic pain. I hope things tone down for you so it won't be so stressful getting to that 38 week mark. As physically challenging as that would be, I can just imagine how big (and therefore easier) those babes will be! Regardless of when they come, I'm sure they'll be perfect. It must be nice knowing you're so close to that 34 week milestone. I hate driving in snow or just after storms when the roads are still slick or icy. Be careful out there.
AFM - We got our Christmas tree today which was nice. Still need to shop for this little guy (we're just getting him a bouncer and keepsake stuff) and our families but I should be able to do that online or on a quick run to the store. I haven't timed my contractions at all today and I don't feel like they've been getting worse so we'll see where things go. I'm not expecting anything at this point. It's supposed to be really warm tomorrow so it will be nice to play outside with DD. I'd love to put her in the stroller for a walk but we have a lot of hills around us and that might push my body a bit much.
Oh, and I seriously lost my phone in a snow bank... well I dropped it and then my husband must have shoveled it into a snowbank and then the snow plow came... but it took me several hours to realize that was what happened. Basically I must have dropped it when switching to the drivers seat so my husband could push our car into the driveway. GPS tells us roughly where it is. He and the neighbors actually spent quite a bit of time looking for it... they were super sweet and it was a chance for us to all socialize and laugh at something. I will, however, need to find a cheap replacement... oh well... goodbye iphone. See you next spring. I must not be that hormonal - post partum I bet this would totally set me off in tears.
Tiffany--I'm sorry about the pelvic pain--that makes things miserable! I am still laughing about your phone (sorry you lost it, but that's a great story!). How sweet of your neighbors to help look for it!
Mia--I hope you are able to keep LO baking a few more days, if possible. You are so close to that 37 week mark. GL!
AFM, DS woke up with a croupy cough early this morning...and DD2 is complaining of the same headaches he's been having the past few days. Yuk! Hopefully they can get over it quickly! They act pretty well fine during the day...so I guess we will just see how tonight goes! Nothing too exciting happening here...just tired of being asked how I am feeling and when the baby is due...
Tiffany - I would be a mess if I lost my phone to a snowbank. It has to be so frustrating realizing how you lost it and knowing there's no way to get it back. While it wouldn't be as nice as an iPhone, your carrier should have some really cheap replacement options until you can get another iPhone or can look into a referb model. How sweet of your neighbors to help look for your phone.
Lisa I hope DS and your other kiddos survive whatever they have soon! I hate bad coughs, even when they aren't serious it just sounds so miserable :(.
Not much happening here. My body seems to like to act like it's going into labor in the night and then taper off. I'm relieved to keep him baking, but it's hard not getting sleep even with medications for it. Of course when I told DH to keep his phone on him just incase (I was having painful consistent contractions for 3 hours straight) he was convinced it would happen because I'm as far along as I was with DD LOL. We're going to our BFFs for a play date before my NST, I'm excited to get my mind off things.
Lisa-hope DS feels better soon! I am also tired of hearing when are you due? Do you really think you will make it to January? I told one guy he wouldn't make it to January if he asked me that again. Can I blame my *****iness on hormones?
Tiffany-sorry about your phone I would be so upset!
Last night was a hard night for me I really didn't get any sleep just tossing and turning all night and my back is killing me. I am hoping that tonight I can just get to bed early and maybe get some sleep. On a better note today I have my last final for my MBA all I have to do is get a 58% and I will get a 'B' in that class and be graduated I am so excited!!!!
Mia--that has to be so frustrating having all the contrax, but not progressing...but at the same time so great to be able to keep LO baking. I'm glad you have something to do before your NST. Have fun!
Patricia--I am still laughing at what you told that guy about January! hahaha It's getting annoying listening to all the questions, but at the same time, nice of people to be concerned. And I really hope I DON"T make it to January! I am SO ready to be done. I'm sorry you didn't get much sleep last night--that's so hard! Good luck on your final! What a great accomplishment!
AFM I kept DS and DD2 home from school this morning. DS was mad at me...he really wanted to go to school. I told him if he did okay today, then he could prob go tomorrow. DD threw up this morning, so there was no way she was going. The secretary at the school told me that if everyone on her attendance list was sick, then it was a full page long...what a great start to the week! Hoping they are all better soon and that the little girls stay healthy! I am tired today...and its almost naptime! YAY! Not motivated to do anything...my sister is coming for Christmas, so I was going to work on her Christmas present, but we will see how I feel AFTER my nap.
Patricia - Congrats on being so close to done with your MBA!!! I hope you're able to get some good rest tonight.
Lisa - It's amazing how illness just sweeps schools like that. How cute that DS really wanted to go to school. I hope the nap was refreshing and that you're able to easily figure out your sister's gift.
My appointment went well. They offered to let us change our dates to Thurs/Fri but we decided to keep things the way they are just so we have the best odds and can have my MW or OB deliver us if the amnio doesn't put me into labor or I don't go into active before then. She checked for my water breaking because of my leaking today. I was 90% sure it was intact but it's good to know I was right. I'm 2-3 cm now so if I make it to induction, I would just need a little Pit or AROM to get things going which is great. It's nice that they let us call the sots and that something's happening for all that's going on. I am amazed and in love with how much DD is getting into the holiday spirit. It's so sweet!
I hope everyone else is feeling okay and dealing well with the weather if they're getting more snow/wintery stuff too. It's insane to think how close January is getting!
Lisa- I'm sorry your kids are getting sick again. You guys have had a rough fall/winter so far!!
Mia- That's great that you are already 2-3cm!!! Only 7 more to go!!!