Doc called back...FINALLY! Everything is normal, no Kidney infection, only the YI. Blech! However, since it has seemed to go away on it's own and no symptoms yet he said not to worry about meds unless I want them. He'd rather me not take anything unnecessarily. So looks good!
I wake up only once to pee so far, at 5:30 aM every morning, but I do have the uncomfortableness of sleeping. I got the Boppy Pillow for pregnant women and I highly recommend it, but I know it doesn't work for everyone.
Hope everyone gets some good sleep one of these nights!
PregOrg name: readytobemommy
Baby's name: Sutter Michael
Due Date: October 19
I think baby will be born on: October 13
Time: 7:14 PM
I think baby will weigh: 7 lbs. 5 oz.
I think the baby’s length will be: 19.5 inch
I think the baby’s hair will be: (Peach Fuzz, Moderate, or Lots!!!) and Color! Peach Fuzz, Blonde
I think my labor will be: 14 hours
I plan on bf'ing exclusively for at least the first 6 months if all works out that way. I don't want him to have any bottles at all.
However, I realize that bf'ing doesn't come so naturally to everyone so who knows where I'll be come October. As much as I'd love to only bf, circumstances may change so we'll see. Although as of right now I'm 100% gung ho about bf'ing.
I want to do it b/c I believe breast is best, we'll save a ton of $$ and the bond that it will create between the 2 of us.
16 days ago I was at either 13 or 14 pds. total. I'm sure I've gained since then but it's all belly and boobs. Must be why I've been having chronic back pain, LOL!
I'm right there with you! Sutter is quiet during the day, so of course I worry that he's not moving enough. Then at night just as I'm about to go to sleep he decides it's time to Party! The other night I woke up to pee at 2:30 AM, the two of us stayed up together until almost 4:30 b/c apparantly it was party time, LOL!
Can you believe it's July already!!!!????!!!
In only a few more weeks we'll be in our third trimesters!
I'm 24.2 weeks pregnant, but look like I'm 28! Feeling good except for my back is constantly hurting. I just bring my Boppy with me everywhere!
Sutter's just recently starting kicking up a storm. Of course his favorite time is when I want to sleep but oh well, I'll take what I can get just to know he's okay in there!
I agree that Labor Day weekend may not be the best time. Not only do people go away but other people have BBQ's and such so the turnout may not be too good.
We have decided to do it the weekend after LD, cause we won't have to hear the gripes of not being able to go down the shore the last "official" weekend of summer.
I started registering at Babies R Us. We were going to go to 2 places and register but I think it's just easier to have it all in one place. We're actually going tonight to finish is up!
My lower back has been in agony for the last couple of weeks. I wake up and it feels good and then slowly during the day it just starts hurting. Right around dinnertime all I want to do is lay in bed with my Boppy and Tempur pillows. For some reason I can't sit for a long time, as that hurts my back the most. Of course everyone wants me to sit constantly and they don't understand that walking actually helps it!
I'm going to miss having him with me all the time when he is born but I'm not going to miss the back pain!
I just want my C's back! I think these bazoongas are contributing to the back pain! I swear they must weigh 10 pounds each! LOL!
As you know this is the first time for me too, but I think I had them last week. Also, I'm pretty sure I could have mistaken them for baby movement. I had been running a million errands and probably didn't drink enough fluids. I would be walking and all of a sudden would get a strong cramping sensation across my abdomen. As if it was go from the outside towards the belly button if you know what I mean? I was forced to stop moving and just kind of stand there for a couple of seconds until it passed. It was painful but not excruciating. Kind of took my breath away.
I have days where Sutter barely moves at all, and he freaks me out. Then the next day he's pretty active. He's like Keisa though and likes to keep Mommy up when I want to go to sleep. I think the anterior placenta plays a huge part but just keep checking her with the doppler! As long as you have that you'll never need to worry.
Either way, in 8 days you'll be in your 3rd trimester!!! That's when I think the preggo symptoms will be coming back full force! Then you'll be complaining of how uncomfortable you are!
Ugh! For the last couple days it seems like he enjoys bouncing around right on my bladder. I actually feel it when he does this! Sometimes I'll just be standing there and BOUNCE I have to pee! It's just a bit but I gotta go! Yesterday it was just about every 15 minutes! I know I'm pregnant but Geez, this little guy just loves to keep his momma in the bathroom!
So cute! I'm torn right now over what to bring him home in. I bought 2 outfits but Keith thinks one is too girly. It's baby blue with a crocheted sweater to go over if it's cool. (Of course that's my favorite one, LOL!)
Slowly but surely my house is getting done! We had big problems getting the electrical inspector to come. (It took almost 4 weeks total just to get the permit and the first inspection.) So we were unable to move onto anything else until this one done. Well, the EI finally came and passed us on the first part. Today the insulators came and finished insulating the whole house and we actually have our inspection this afternoon from the building department! Sheetrockers are coming tomorrow and that should all be done after spackling and such within a week! Then the painter comes and I can start moving in soon! The tub finally got put in and we have the tile guy coming to do the bathroom and kitchen so then we can have the toilet and sink put in! Once the rooms are painted and bathroom is done we can move in! I won't have a kitchen for about 8 weeks or so b/c it takes that long to get cabinets in and installed but I don't care cause we'll have have a microwave and we'll just need to eat out alot!
I'm hoping we're in by August 1st so I can get out of this crazy house, but I'm realistically thinking mid August! I can't believe it's actually almost ready for us to live there! It seems like it's been forever!!!
Thanks for listening! Just needed to share my happiness!
We're getting the Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress by Babi Italia and Babi Italia's Tea Stain Pinehurst Lifestyle Crib. It's a bit pricey at $400 bucks but it will be used for every baby after Sutter, LOL!
I've bought him a ton of outfits! Pretty much all blue and a few (very few) gender neutral outfits. All range from sizes 0-3 to 9 months. This kid even has about 8 pairs of shoes so far that he'll probably get to wear once or twice, LOL, before he outgrows them. I bought about 10 bibs and 5 receiving blankets. Plus the cutest thing ever is a bathrobe with little slippers to match! He's pretty much set with outfits right now as he has more onesies than I think he'll be able to use and I'm sure we'll get more for him as gifts, but I can't resist! If I see something cute I just buy it!
I started registering at Babies R Us. We were going to go to 2 places and register but I think it's just easier to have it all in one place. We're actually going tonight to finish is up
I think many people do have them as surprises but sometimes it's just easier to help in the planning. I decided to be a part of the planning process for mine b/c there were so many issues and arguments with my bridal shower that I figured they could be kept to a minimum with me being able to help in the decision process.
I've had a bunch of people get surprised when I tell them I'm due in October. I even had one woman ask when I was due and before I could answer said, "Yesterday?" Beside myself but I guess I just carry big!
I've been seeing him for a couple weeks now. Comes in spurts and Keith gets all excited, runs over to feel him and then he stops!
Everyone keeps telling me that I need to enjoy this time and not want it to be over so quickly. However, I'm just feeling downright BLAH pretty much all of the time and can't wait for October. My mood swings are insane, I cry at everything and nothing, my back hurts when I sit too long, my butt hurts when I lay too long, my legs hurt when I stand too long. I'm back to wanting to sleep all the time and I have no energy again.
Please don't get me wrong, I love the fact that I am pregnant and that I'm going to have this little boy. I can't at this point imagine my life without him in it, even though I've never met him. It just seems like the only thing I love about being pregnant is feeling him inside me and that I am going to miss.
I've been feeling guilty b/c I don't have that "I love being pregnant!" feeling as so many people have described. Just curious if anyone else feels this way.
My response to the responses...
Wow! So glad to know I'm not alone. Thanks ladies! Pretty much everyone who has told me they loved being pregnant are no longer pregnant anymore, so maybe they've just forgotten about all the aches and pains and can only remember the joy of their children! I don't really care about other people telling me I should enjoy it but I feel bad b/c Keith gets upset that I'm not enjoying this as much as him! I do make a point of telling him that he's not the one whose body is no longer his own! Thanks again ladies
I found my first stretch mark about 2 months ago and have a few small ones but nothing major...YET! I don't have the linea nigra but I've heard it's common! I think it's normal not to have either one!
I already bought a book, "Baby Sign Language Basics...Early Communication for Hearing Babies and Toddlers" by Monta Z. Briant
It's really a very basic book of signs to help baby learn to communicate before s/he can use words verbally.
My main interest for doing this is that it worked very well for my nephew who has Downs. It took a while before he could speak in sentences and even still at age 6, if you don't know him well you may have trouble understanding him. Anyway, his therapists and my sister and bil and nephews all signed with him on a regular basis and he did it back. He doesn't do it too often now, but at least everyone knew what he wanted or needed before he could say it out loud! Good luck to you with baby #4!
I'm "planning" on going natural, but we'll see how it goes. I would love to be able to do it but if I'm in too much pain I will not be a martyr! Like Lisa said, all I want is a healthy baby!
I just got back from DQ and the poor girl who waited on me was so grossed out. I got soft vanilla with hard cherry topping, marshmallow, caramel and rainbow sprinkles. It was soooo good though!
I'm not planning on going on any bc after the baby is born b/c the pill screwed up my body and I think that is why it took so long for me to get pregnant. Also, my sister got pregnant while pumping/nursing on the mini pill 2 months after my nephew was born so it's not always 100% effective, (as any form of bc.) We want to have our kids close together so we'll just let nature take it's course.
Poe's thread got me thinking about this. If you are planning on having more children, how soon after this baby is born do you think you'll start trying again? I'm not going on any form of bc so it could happen quick for us but it could also take awhile as it did to get pg with Sutter. Keith would like to start trying 2 months after he is born, I would like to wait a bit longer than that, but thinking maybe so that they will be spaced 2 years apart. Since we'll be going all natural when it happens it will happen but I'm just curious as to how everyone else will be planning (as much as you can) to wait before they get pg again
I get nosebleeds frequently pregnant or not but more often when I'm in bed. I think for me it's b/c I have yearround allergies. Unfortunately mine are a bit worse since I've been pg only b/c I can't take my meds, and OTC stuff is like eating a jellybean! So I have no advice, sorry, but I can sympathize with you! I really hope you start feeling better Poe! This has been one tough pregnancy for you!
I get to join the double digit club! Woo Hoo! It's so exciting to me! LOL!
I'm getting the Pump In Style by Medela as well. I was originally going to get another one that was also by Medela but WAY cheaper but was told so many great things about the PIS I decided it would be the best. Good luck!
Sorry you're in so much pain! I agree that sitting sometimes is the worst. I also hate that everyone wants you to SIT, relax. I'm like Katherine, let me walk around, that's when I feel best!
My 26 week appointment today went well, but for some reason was extremely emotional and burst out crying when the doctor walked into the room. He was great though and we discussed hormones and changes and my fears of PPD.
Gave me a 2 minute u/s to measure Sutter who now measuring 26 weeks and 3 days, so he's perfect, other than the fact that he's breech once again! I really hope he knows to turn when the time comes! HR was good but I don't remember what it was, .
BP was low as usual, but I am still measuring 4 weeks ahead, so my uterus says 30 weeks when I'm only 26. He said if at my next appointment I'm still measuring that large he's going to order another full u/s.
Drank that orange crap! Oh well, had to wait around for an hour but while I was there I spoke with the doula, got info on pediatricians and found out more info on childbirth classes which begin on August 4th!!! I can't believe we start those in less than a month! Then had my blood drawn and was on my way.
Anyway, all is well and I don't go again for another 4 weeks, but after that I start every 2 weeks and then down to every week!
Time is flying!
He hasn't really poked me back but now I feel bad, knowing that his head is in my ribs, (I thought it was a hand or elbow) I've been trying to push this poor boys head out of the way, LOL!
All of a sudden the sleep is coming less and less. I woke up last night to pee at 2 AM, fell asleep maybe half hour later. Woke up again at 4:30 AM and was up until 6:30, then I was up at 8:30 for good. Didn't go to sleep until 12:30, so this is not good. I guess my body is just starting to prepare me for the sleepless nights with baby here!
Of course, I'm watching A Baby Story and after they took the baby's footprints the nurse brought her over to the daddy and made footprints on his shirt. As she did this she said, "She walks all over your heart." So of course I'm tearing up now. I want to to that now! I think I'm going to have to make a shirt with Sutters footprints on it that says that! Just wanted to share!
We registered for the Fisher Price Sounds and Lights Monitor with Dual Receiver. Even though he'll be in the room with us for the first couple of months and then his bedroom is right next to ours, we'll keep one in the basement (the family room) and one that we can bring outside with us.
My eyes are bigger than my stomach too! Yesterday we had London Broil and Keith asked me how many pieces, so I said 3! Only finished one and then I was full. I think I read somewhere that your stomach actually shrinks when pg, but who knows!
I swam in the ocean on Saturday, (first day the water was actually warm enough!), and I'm not worried. The only way I wouldn't go in is if it's too rough, as I fear being knocked over.
The heat I'm sure has alot to do with it. I can usually handle the heat and the sun with no problem but am only able to handle about 2 hours before I start feeling really crappy.
As for sleeping on the beach! I don't even bother bringing my blanket with me. I have to sit in my chair or stand. If I layed down, I probably wouldn't be able to get up! LOL!!! There's no way I'd be able to get comfy without my special pillows either.
I don't think it will harm you or the baby if you forget once in a while. I've made it part of my nightly ritual and take them as I get in to bed. (I actually leave the pills right on the windowsill so I have to see them.) If I happen to forget, which I have once or twice, I take one as soon as I wake up but then take another before going to bed. I wouldn't worry too much about it. Maybe just try to keep them in a place you'll be at a specific time each day so you'll remember.
I'm sorry, I've been trying to be good and not vent about all the little crap that goes on day to day with MIL and others, but this is just too much!
DH decided to take tomorrow and Wednesday off from work so that we could go down to the beach just ourselves and not have to deal with the crazies, like we do when we're there on the weekends. We're leaving tonight when he gets home from work so tomorrow will be our only FULL day there. MIL decides she wants to go down this whole week. Fine, she's staying at bil's house so we'd still have our alone time and our mini vacation. However, she agreed to watch my nieces and nephew on Tuesday (tomorrow) so SIL could go to work. She has just called to INFORM me that, "You're not off the hook and don't make any plans cause she's not dealing with 3 kids on the beach all day by herself so she's going to bring them by us to swim in the pool."
I got very quiet and didn't say anything, and she knew I was pissed. Then she asked what was wrong, and I calmly said that we had our day pretty much planned for tomorrow. We were going to cook a big breakfast together, get to the beach early, go shopping and then we have dinner reservations. I don't care if she brings the kids to swim in the pool, but I care that she expects me and hubby to take over her babysitting duties, (which she always does.) So now of course she's PO'd at me and calls DH to tell him that we'd better be around tomorrow to help her out. So of course now I'm a bitch b/c I don't want to help watch the kids and he's trying to appease her by saying that we'll stay with them for a couple hours.
Maybe I am being a bitch. If so, tell me. I just feel like why can't we be allowed to have one stinking day to ourselves! We've had not one day to ourselves in the past 79 days and I don't think it's too much to ask. She agreed to watch them, we did not. Why do we need to change our plans around for her?!?!?!?! ARGGGGH!
Thanks for listening. I'm sorry again, but I just needed to rant somewhere and as you can see DH isn't really a big help!
Well I tried calling MIL but she's not answering her phone. Oh well, we'll see what happens tomorrow. I have a feeling she's just gonna show up with the kids and we'll be stuck there for awhile. Problem is it's a family beach house. Each of us has our own room (including her) so we can't tell her she can't come by, but I would really like to explain to her before she just pops over that we need some time to ourselves.
Either way, I plan on being on the beach by the time she'd probably get there, and then I'm just going to go on with my day as planned. I'm sure she'll try to send one or more of the kids with us, but I'm definately putting my foot down.
We're leaving in about 20 minutes (after I sweep out the stove, LOL!) and I'll be back online Thursday morning so I'll let you all know how it turned out.
Thanks everyone for your support! I just really needed to vent!
Ugh! When I went for my first preggo dentist visit I just bled and bled. I have pg gingivitis which won't go away until after baby is here so they are making me come in again in August to get another cleaning so they can monitor it. I'm so not looking forward to it. I usually love the dentist but not when I'm in pain!
I technically don't work. 2 days a week I watch my cousins 3 kids. I still plan on doing that until I feel it's too much for me. Luckily since it's family she already knows the whole situation and has back ups at hand for when I decide to stop. I will watch them again once the baby is born but the oldest will be in all day Kindergarten at that point so I'll only have the 2 younger ones and Sutter, so it will be the same as it was a year ago for me! Not sure when I'll start watching them after he's born though. Going to play everything by ear.
I had really hoped to only gain 25 lbs with this pregnancy but at this point, not gonna happen. My last appointment I had already gained 19lbs., and with 3 months to go......
Now I'm focusing on a 35 lb. weight gain!
Sitting on a low beach chair, in the sand, with a ton of people around to see you struggle out of your chair is quite embarrasing as well. Everytime I need to get up, Keith has to get up first and then pull me up by both hands. I feel your pain!
I'm back!!! We actually drove back at 6:30 this morning so we had 2 full days there, b/c Tuesday turned into a nightmare screaming match with MIL.
Wednesday was wonderful, we spent the day alone at the beach, came back and spent an hour in the pool, napped and went to dinner. Then we went to the amusement park on the island and played some games but of course no rides, LOL!
Tuesday, we went to the beach, MIL showed up there with the kids. She went to the house first to take them in the pool but since we weren't there but our car was, she knew where we were and found us. So basically we spent the day taking the kids in the water and dealing with them. She didn't want to make the drive back to their beach house, 15 minutes away so brought them back to ours where they begged us to take them in the pool, which we did, and then she proceeded to make them a dinner that they didn't eat. K & I were supposed to go out to dinner but then couldn't so we went to the butcher and bought steaks and got corn on the cob and salad stuff. The kids were bored and started to get antsy as she promised to take them to play mini golf but kept delaying it so they started to get in trouble. The 3 1/2 year old peed all over the bathroom floor and MIL freaked out at her. Harped on it for and hour and a half while I cleaned up the mess and then cleaned up all the other messes they made throughout the house. She called Keith and I selfish for not wanting to spend time with them and literally turned into a screaming lunatic. (This was after we spent the entire day playing with them, taking care of them and cleaning up after them.) Keith lost it on her and told her that she will never watch our kids b/c she can't handle children. (We've actually discussed this in the past.) He finally told her that he only took 2 days off and he didn't come down here to babysit. At 9:30 she finally got the kids in the car and left, screaming at them that since they were bad they were not going to play miniature golf. So now she's not speaking to us. Should be a blast when she comes back tomorrow night. At least we have a wedding this weekend that we leave for on Friday and won't be back till Saturday night. Also, my sister is in town with my nephews so I'll be spending most of my time over there, just to get away from her!
I actually have spoken to my sil about the care mil has given the kids in the past and I think after this Tuesday she finally is realizing that MIL may not be the best one to watch her kids. She mentioned cutting back on her hours. (She's a nurse but only works 2 shifts a week so it may be hard, but worth it.)
Forgot to mention the best part of the 2 days though. While sitting on the beach my doctors office called to tell me that I'm done with all my blood tests because I passed my one hour! That's such a relief!
I haven't been able to have my belly button touched in weeks! It is just so sore and sensitive. When people touch my belly and even brush against it I freak at them not to touch it! Mine has shrunk so much though, so that probably has something to do with it.
I want to sleep on my back!
I want his head out of my ribcage! (Flip Baby Flip!)
I want my thighs to stop rubbing together when I walk!
I'm measuring exactly 4 weeks ahead as well, but baby is just where he should be. I know that if I'm still measuring this way at my next appointment I'm going to be sent for a full u/s scan. It'll be so exciting for you to see your little boy again!
I was supposed to have my shower the weekend after Labor Day (2nd weekend in September) but my mom and sister are arguing with my hubby over this so we'll see what happens.