I have help, my Mother in Law is here, she's staying till after birth for awhile too. Huge relief since my other boys need taking to school and such. I'll need time heal from c-section & then start pushing a double stroller back & forth for school but that's good because it'll help me get back in shape. :)
Glad you have help, I don't know how I would have done it without help these first weeks with apps etc...the breast feeding schedule has been brutal
Danielle, I can only imagine how crazy it is. I plan on pumping if I can, I kept my old electric breast pump that still works, so yay! :) I'm counting down the days...
Thinking of you as the clock counts down. Hope you are getting some sleep
Sleep, depends, haha. OMG today was stressful. I saw my Obgyn at 1, she was a bit worried about Baby B (girl), then I go to MFM and they did the NST again, then a scan. During the scan, they got all freaked out because she was not practicing breathing. Which meant a direct pass to L&D! 2+ hours there, they said everything's fine, sent me home. I go back Thursday for another NST & scan. I think the tech, when scanning, moved off of her & missed the breathing episode or something. The doctor was able to see her breath but they wanted the extra monitoring just in case, otherwise instant c-section.
Afterwards, I was starving, so we stopped off at a diner and wow...the looks, laughs, etc, I got. Kinda mean but then again I am huge and now we're laughing about how I must be "walking birth control" for anyone on a date, haha.
Hope all goes well until next week!
Sorry about the scariness of your appointments. Glad that things are ok, but really, seems like it would be ok to be done with this pregnancy already, right? (not under those circumstances though)
As for the looks and laughs, I don't really think it is funny. You probably handled it 10 times better than I would.
I don't know how you get any sleep. I am already noticing difficulty with that and I am only 21 weeks along. I think mine is mostly anxiety and only a little bit from discomfort. And, yes, I know that will change. But this whole "not really quite viable yet" stage is freaking me out. I know you have all been there.
I have to giggle about the looks. I ca n only imagine as I got crazy comments and looks at the end and I'm 5'9''
It will al be a hazy memory soon enough!
Tiffany, TBH, the diner incident did bother me some but I try to take everything "with a grain of salt". Danielle, thanks for the post, at 4' 10" I am literally all out in front. Let them stare & giggle, we're the ones that deserve awards or something. :) :) :)
On Thursday I hit 37 weeks, will post a belly pic, and will see how the NST test goes. It's all about their lungs right now, so that's why they've been hesitant to take them out (every doctor's different though, some prefer earlier delivery, others later).
The anxiety, normal, I get it too. Have you've thought about a recliner to sleep in? We lack the room here so I got this:
Bed Lounger @ Sharper Image
I am cradled in it along with using a belly wedge pillow. I half sleep sitting up but some nights I don't fall asleep till 2AM and then wake up at 5AM with the leg pains & reflux which I so happen right now as I type! Me & food don't get along so well.
Jenn, when my SIL was pregnant with the triplets she had a lot of looks. She is also petite (and a size 1) and her "waist" went to 52" with the boys (born at 34 weeks). When she was 16 weeks she went to buy some larger maternity overalls and the lady asked why when she was ready to pop. My SIL broke into tears and told them how far along she was, then said they were triplets. The whole store went quiet.
Saw your post about pumping as well...she breastfed 2 at a time and the third would get a bottle (of either pumped milk or formula) by the nanny or a family member, she rotated every feeding. Not sure how she did it (I did not meet the boys until they were 3) but the boys are 14.5 yrs old now.