Amanda I am still working because I am the only one with a paycheck... or at least a regularly arriving one... DH drives me there and picks me up because there is no way I could make it in from the parking garage without taking about 20 minutes of slow, gruelingly painful steps or a wheelchair. Also it is a real miracle that I did not end up hospitalized or on bed rest. However, I am getting to the point that slippers would be my only footwear option and they would like kind of silly. I might not go back after Christmas; will talk to the ob about this on Thursday. MIL, who is a nurse, is going to bring me some lunch today but she does not know the pregnancy eating rules and last time brought me lunch meat. Which I ravenously ate.
Lisa - I am beyond jealous of the holiday baking you have accomplished. I had so many projects, delicious food ideas, etc but I can't do them by myself and DH is doing a great job tending to our DS... plus for some reason even he has been too tired to tackle any extra projects. I don't know how you do it being 37 weeks pregnant, especially with little kids to tend to as well.
Mia - I don't think being pregnant with twins is necessarily making the pelvic pain worse. I think this can just sometimes happen. I am huge however... but that can happen with second and subsequent pregnancies. I am definitely looking forward to meeting my little boys. Hope you are doing ok getting through this week.
Can't wait for my ultrasound tomorrow.
Tiffany, no matter what, I still think you are amazing for being prego with twins and still working...and I loved your comment about your MIL bringing you lunch...with lunch meat...that you ate. I have eaten it with all of my kids...maybe I shouldn't admit it, but I did and I do... As for the baking, it's one of the things I love about the holidays. And I am done...and I am so glad to be! Good luck at your u/s today! Do you get pictures???
Mia, how are you doing today? Thinking of you this week!
Woke up with a sick Shaylee today. :( Sent the others back to school, although I was tempted to just keep them home since we are 2 days away from Christmas break. I need my family to be healthy so I can have a baby! So far today Shay had a breathing treatment, a sit in the cold for 20 or so minutes, a nap and some cold medicine. I think I will take her to the dr. this afternoon--luckily they accept walk-ins b/c I think there are a lot of sickies out there right now!
Tiffany - I agree with everything Lisa said. :D
Lisa - I hope Shaylee does better after today and that you're able to get her in for a walk in! It's so hard having sick kiddos, especially this far along in your pregnancy and with the holidays. DH and DD have had the sniffles but nothing serious thank goodness and I've been able to avoid it somehow. Maybe it's the prenatals?
I'm doing okay. Had been having super watery discharge since yesterday afternoon and while some contractions woke me up a few times last night, I was 70% sure it wasn't my water that broke. Hard part was that I'd have leaking that was just fluid so it was really hard to tell. Called the after hours at 4 am so I could sneak in before DH went to work if they wanted to see me and the MW on call (not my favorite) said to be seen but I could just call the office in the morning because my contractions weren't 4-5 minutes apart blah blah blah. I call the office and the on call for today wanted me to go to l&d while she did her morning rounds. This MW I like more so I said okay. No one could watch DD so she came with. Thankfully my nurse and the MW were super accommodating and we made due. Little guy looks good and my water didn't break, still same dilation/effacement though she said he was super low and my bag of water was right there so she said I'm just a sneeze away from active labor. Been a little anxious for tomorrow incase his lungs come back immature again. I sort of wish we'd just pushed to induce tomorrow but I know my OB will listen to us and DH doesn't feel comfortable with going another week either so DH said if the lungs are immature, he'll talk to my OB personally (I'll be too much of a mess) and insist we induce ASAP still. Been walking around my house/up and doing the stairs, pumping a little and DTD to try and get things going. Taking a little break to make brownies while DD sleeps and DH is off buying some car parts. I know it will all work out, I'm just hoping for baby to get things going today. My contractions aren't consistent today but they're more painful so that's a bonus. :)
Had my 37 week appt today everything looked great. I have an awful cold (sore throat, nasty cough, congestion, no voice) dr said it should run its course within the week (I hope sooner) I don't want baby here until I am all better! Dd still hs a nasty cough too. Laying low this weekend
Lesli glad your appt went well! I am sorry you are not feeling well hope it all clears up soon for you.
What exciting things does everyone have going on or coming up?
Tomorrow I am taking DS to the house of bounce really trying to spend some one on one time with him before baby comes. Today we did the zoo at night with all the lights my back was killing
Me by the end. Sunday I will probably get out with my mom, watch some football, and maybe see the hobbit with DH. We still need to do our Christmas cookies, and get ready for all the holiday plans at all our families houses.
Lesli, sorry that you're fighting a cold. Hopefull it will be gone shortly! Otherwise, will your doctor prescribe a z-pac? Hopefully it'll go away on it's own though!
Patricia, the zoo sounds fun! Sorry that you ended up with a backache though!
AFM, I had a docor's appointment yesterday. It was short and sweet. I'm up a total of 30 lbs w/4 weeks to go before delivery. I guess that's not too bad :) I was also told they will do my GBS test at my next appt (37 weeks). I was negative w/both girls and positive w/Cameron, so I'm interested to see how it will turn out this time around. I also mentioned all the BH that I've been having and she said if they turn regular at any point to call right away.
I baked some cookies yesterday while the kids played and I'm going to bake a few more today. I've just got to mentally prepare myself :) We were supposed to have all of DH's family over for Christmas Eve, and they bailed on us. I'm beyond irritated as I had already bought all of the groceries. They have been whining for weeks now about driving to our house, which is 20 minutes outside of the city. However, it's no different than them driving to our house in the city when we lived there...it's just the fact that it's in a different town now. I told my husband that I don't even want to go to on Christmas Eve, and being the stubborn woman that I am, I may not. His family didn't come for our gender reveal party either because it was "too far to drive." It's so irritating! Oye....sorry for the rant! I just get a little heated when I get on this topic!
I am still up 50 pounds with 3 weeks at the most until delivery. Hopefully it will be less than that. I would take a picture of my swollen feet... they are really bad. I am trying to stay off of them this weekend. However, we have some Christmas shopping still to do. If I left it up to DH other people would spoil us (and we are doing well) and we would end up getting them something tiny in return. He doesn't mean to be cheap. But he is. And the rest of the year I love him for it.
Lesli - I hope you feel better soon. There is basically nothing worse than being sick during the end of pregnancy. The aches and pains of pregnancy are enough and if your lungs are involved then just trying to breathe can be a real issue. The good news is that baby should inherit those antibodies you are making.
Holly I would be pissed! I definitely would put my foot down. I would go out for Chinese food before stepping a foot in their place after bailing after you already bought groceries and after skipping the gender reveal party. I know the storm hit there and there have been some fatal wrecks, so I can see some people trying to stay closer to home... but you are 20 minutes away and things should be even more cleared out by then, right?
*antibiotics rant ahead - do not read if you could get offended by someone on the front lines of antibiotic stewardship*
Antibiotics wil not fix viruses. If we are not careful about who we give antibiotics to they won't work anymore. Z-pak's barely work with many bacteria now because they are over-prescribed. I have cared for several patients who DIED from complications of antibiotic use. Believe me, I hate having a cold. Antibiotics, however, are for pneumonia and urinary tract infections. Not bronchitis. Not acute sinus infections. Not for non-strep sore throats. Not for nasal congestion.
Influenza is breaking out in my town big time and antivirals only work if given in the first 24-48 hours of illness. I have yet to see a patient during this timeframe though my nurse is instructed strongly to get them in the minute they call with flu like illness just in case we might be able to actually do something for them.
*ok, I will step off my soap box now - don't be mad at me Holly, but this is the hard conversation I have a million times a day when it would just be easier to write a z-pak and see 2 more patients in the time it takes to explain that plus they still might call another doc just to get a drug that might hurt them and won't help them; and patient satisfaction goes down which can really mess things up for me*
Patricia that sounds like so much fun, zoo lights, bounce houses.....I live in a small town and there is literally NOTHING to do around here :( we spent the last 2 weekends out of town so this weekend will be spent at home...and the next few weekends until baby is here. I've spent the last 2 days baking cookies for neighbor gifts....yesterday as I was putting a pan in the oven, they rolled off the pan onto the bottom of the oven. If I had a voice they would have heard me screaming a mile away! I was pissed! We will be getting neighbor gifts out today and there better be enough cookies! Lol
Holly- I would be so pissed about dh's family too, I'm sorry you are having to deal with that :( last year we invited my in laws over for dinner on dd's birthday, I had already MADE dinner, and they called a half hour before they were supposed to be here saying it was "too late" for them they had to work in the morning. (dinner was at 6pm, not a crazy late time for dinner, and they had to work at 5:30 the next morning) and they live 4 miles away. YEAH We don't have much to do with them and they don't seem to care :(
Tiffany- that made me laugh about your dh being cheap lol
And I knew there was nothing to be done for my cold, and dr said it would have to run its course, but if it got worse to let him know they may have to put me on oxygen if I can't breathe....my dr is very much the same way you are Tiffany and I love him for it :) I do wish there was some easy fix for this CRAP but oh well :) I woke up without my voice again but I do feel much better congestion wise so I hope that means its on the way out!
Tiffany, I'm not mad. I very rarely go to the doctor for anything, and the few times I've gone they've given me something. It's the only reason I asked :) Most of the time, I just suck it up and deal with it.
The roads are completely cleared now....so there's no reason that they can't come. They just don't want to. DH asked if I would just suck it up for his sake, but I feel like being a b*tch and telling him no. Why should I always be the one to bend over backwards to appease them? I shouldn't. This is also the same side of the family that has driven around w/out my kids in carseats (I did not know until after my children were home and Addison said something to me about sitting on the floor of her aunt's car because there wasn't enough room for her), given us lice, and brought roaches into our house. DH is lucky I still socialize w/them at all. Blah! I like your idea of Chinese food...although if I stayed home I'd probably make some of the chili that I'd already bought ingredients for. No sense wasting them ;)
O-M-G Wow, after the car seat incident I am surprised you are even willing to extend the olive branch a little. That is so frustrating. And I don't feel like being very nice at this point in my pregnancy for some reason - so if DH asked me to suck it up, I would tell him what he can go suck. Anyway, I am the last person to be giving advice as I am definitely in a fighting mood in general. I don't know how I will make it through the next couple of weeks. DH knows I am pretty much on edge. Chili sounds pretty awesome. And I think I am just craving Chinese food because we have some really good places in Dallas... don't remember anything like that in Iowa.. its like a completely different cuisine.