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Old 02-03-2013, 07:42 AM   #1
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Computer is fixed (I hope... battery only will charge to 99%, so we'll see... but for now anyways!), just in time for a new week thread

I'll try to catch up, going through last weeks' thread!
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Meg - How goes the BH?
That's great about DH coming home early! everything works out according to plan and he's able to be there for baby's birth!
I'm about the whole garage and key story!!!

Emily - for head down baby, and for no cord around the neck!!
re: baby's hr 170 to 140 - it was probably a reaction to being touched/pushed on. When baby is more active, the hr should increase as well, so if baby was moving around the hr would be higher, then lower when they're still or resting.

For me, fundal height is important. I've always measured right on, maybe a week ahead. But when something has been wrong, I've measured way off - with DS2 I had a big increase in fluid and measured 5-6 weeks ahead suddenly, with Elliana I measured 5-6 weeks behind because of her growth issues.

I personally don't really like or use nursing pillows. I've seen lots, and "tried them on" in stores, but I find they're all too high for me

LacyHolly - How is the hunt for a different care provider going? I don't blame you at all for wanting to switch - that "care" is totally unacceptable!

Denise - for wraps!!! I can't wait to have Hiccup all snuggled in my new wrap!
Definitely agree - wrap and tie tighter than you think you need to!

I kwym about the worry of loss. I had a weird bleeding episode last week that left me really freaked out. At this point, we should be feeling multiple "spurts" of movement every day - if we don't, I'd be rushing in to get things checked out.

Kendall - Did you find a t-shirt to tell people to back off? I hate that it's necessary! I would never walk up and touch anyone else, why in the world do people think it's okay to do it just because a mama is pregnant?!!

mibarra - lady bits grooming is definitely not anywhere near my list of "things to do" for labor!!!

for passing the point of the loss of your DD. That was a rough couple weeks for me, though having had the u/s and seeing/knowing that Hiccup was healthy was very helpful in getting through it.
Now I'm dealing with the actual dates, though - last week, when I had the bleeding, would have been one year exactly from when Elli actually died. Then today is one year since we saw her, still and no heartbeat, on the u/s.

April - the pics! Did you find out any more news about baby?

AND... I think that's last week, in a nutshell

AFM: Long time no "see"
Like I mentioned above, I had a weird bleeding episode last Tuesday. It wasn't a gush, but when I wiped after pottying... kinda like when AF starts, kwim? Freaked me out completely. And, a lot because of timing, I couldn't bring myself to go to get things checked out - it was one year, either exactly or within a day, of when Elliana died inside me. I just couldn't handle possibly hearing something bad that day.
A little brown when wiping through Wed, then nothing more. No more bleeding or spotting, no cramping or contractions, Hiccup's dancing away in there as usual. So, basically, what that was all about!
Placenta crossed my mind, but I know it's nowhere low or near the cervix.
DH had been rubbing my back and trying to crack my hips (pushing hard on them) a couple hours earlier - maybe some blood vessel broke in my cervix or something?
Or it could be totally unrelated.

Oddly, I never had anything like this with any of the boys, but had nearly this exact same thing happen, timing and all, with DD's pregnancy. Bleeding at 30 weeks (was 29+2 last Tues), went to get checked out, dilated to 2cm, given meds to stop any contractions. Everything stopped and she was born at 39+5.
I'm kinda wondering if there's a hormone shift/surge around 30 weeks in moms? Or maybe, if Hiccup is a girl, in baby girls?
Anyhoo, that was my not-so-exciting-excitement for last week. for nothing more!

Today we're not going to church... which I'm actually bummed about... because of DD and DS1 having a party to go to this afternoon. Boo. I mean, good for them... but boo.
Then, surprise surprise, DD's skating instructor cancelled last Friday and wants to do it today instead - so while DH goes to the church for his course tonight, I'll have to take all the kids to the rink for that.

No school for the kids tomorrow - although I didn't know that when I booked an appt for myself! I'm going to drop them off with FIL and then go to my appt. I'm that I can get away with another 4 week stretch, so that I can just see my own OB next (he's away for the month), but we'll see. It doesn't help that I really don't like the OB I am seeing.

I've got some pics to upload - belly pics, and some stuff I've made. I'll get to that hopefully in the next couple days!
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:22 AM   #3
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for passing the point of the loss of your DD. That was a rough couple weeks for me, though having had the u/s and seeing/knowing that Hiccup was healthy was very helpful in getting through it.
Now I'm dealing with the actual dates, though - last week, when I had the bleeding, would have been one year exactly from when Elli actually died. Then today is one year since we saw her, still and no heartbeat, on the u/s.
Calendar dates of my loss are the worst. The actual day we lost DD1s twin is, of course, DD1's birthday, the day before my birthday, AND my due date for this baby... Ugh...

AFM: I can actually breathe through both nostrils today, though I'm trying not to get used to it. I'm still a snot factory. Bleh.
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I just want to know my house and everything wilk be taken care of while i rest bc the last two times i couldnt stand to see messes and couldnt ask for help. Im weird that way
Have you talked to your DH about all of it? Do you have anyone coming to stay with you and help out with things for the first week or 2?
Maybe it would help to write out a list of the normal, daily or weekly chores, and put it on the fridge. That way, no matter who is there, they would know what you normally do and like to have done, and can help out with something.

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Calendar dates of my loss are the worst. The actual day we lost DD1s twin is, of course, DD1's birthday, the day before my birthday, AND my due date for this baby... Ugh...
That is going to be a very tough few days.

AFM: Speaking of worrying or stressing about things for/after birth, I'm getting very frustrated with DH. I need him to get this room done downstairs for DD so we can move Levi to her room up here. It's not even so that I can start getting things out and ready for Hiccup, cuz I'm not in a huge rush there (I actually like to wait until 36-37 weeks to do anything, helps fill the time in those last few "anyday now" weeks), but I know transitioning Levi from the crib in our room to a bed in his own room is going to be some work... which means for me, because most of the time Levi won't let DH calm/soothe him.
And I know that if we don't move him until Hiccup comes, it will be me up with Hiccup through the night and dealing with Levi's ups-and-downs or whatnot.

And DH is talking now about not taking his parental leave when Hiccup comes, but instead, waiting to take it until next school year or even next winter. He is able to take his leave (up to 35 weeks, we'll likely only use the 10 weeks he gets topped up through work) anytime in the first year after baby's birth, so it's not that I'm worried about possibly losing his leave... but I'm really not looking forward to coming home from the hospital and right away having to be up through the night with the baby, then get up first thing in the morning with the kids and have to deal with breakfast, making lunches, and getting them out the door to school... with Hiccup there too.
And this is all without a c-sec. If I end up with one, DH better be willing to change his plans!

He does have reasoning behind this - the division wasn't able to find him a different half-time placement, so he had to return to mornings at the school where he had a lot of trouble last year before and while he was on leave after we lost Elliana. If he takes leave when Hiccup comes, though he could be off for the rest of the year and not have to deal with the school, he feels it would make it more difficult to get moved elsewhere in the division.
I don't really agree with him, but we'll see how things go.
Ideally, I'd just love for him to take leave starting at Hiccup's birth and take the rest of this school year off - 10 weeks exactly back from the last day of school would be April 19th, definitely not out of the question if Hiccup will wait until then Then hopefully something else would come up for next year - either another position in a different school, or better yet some online teaching for him - and he wouldn't have to return there.
Better yet, he'd get topped up to full salary for the 10 weeks, and since he technically doesn't get paid for the summer (10 months pay, not 12) he can stay on parental leave and claim that over the summer. That wouldn't give us his full salary for those 2 months, but would give us a little extra cushion, 65% or something of his pay.
Anyhoo... we'll see what I can talk him into, lol.

here - DD vomited at 6:30, then at 8:30 and 9:30, but now she's finally sleeping - I really hope she's through the worst of it now and feels a bunch better when she wakes.
Sidenote - she had gravol at 2am and then again at 8:30 (right after vomiting). Definitely stayed down long enough for her to get some of it in her system, both times... but the vomiting didn't ease in the night and she didn't fall asleep until now If that was me, even with children's gravol (which is what she had) I'd have been passed out after the first dose!
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The bleeding would have scared me to death!! Glad it's ok!
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The bleeding would have scared me to death!! Glad it's ok!
It definitely did. I started shaking and could just feel the anxiety and panic setting in. It was a horrid feeling. It lasted through until the end of the week, honestly, though feeling Hiccup moving and having everything return to normal helped.
At this point, again, with nothing having happened more since then, I'm assuming it was a random thing - maybe cervical, maybe hormonal, or maybe an SCH or something in there that was being passed. But I'm sure thanking God every day that there's been nothing more!
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glad to know the bleeding stopped and Hiccup is moving

just got off Amazon ordering my nursing pillow and thank goodness - the shipping date is mid-March! Let's hope this baby doesn't come early!

also 3rd trimester tea, mother's milk tea.... lots of tea.. I don't like tea... lol
but I will make it work... well, I don't like hot tea.. but if I put it over ice, it should be okay

I get to meet with my Doula this week to go over my 'ideal birth'. Very exciting! DH gave me his version of an ideal birth and it included me going to bed pregnant and waking up the next morning fully rested with a baby swaddled next to me. Well, technically, in his version, the baby was sleeping in another room.. but that's just crazy talk
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I get to meet with my Doula this week to go over my 'ideal birth'. Very exciting! DH gave me his version of an ideal birth and it included me going to bed pregnant and waking up the next morning fully rested with a baby swaddled next to me. Well, technically, in his version, the baby was sleeping in another room.. but that's just crazy talk
silly daddy!
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Bwahahaha!!!!
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Alena, So glad the bleeding stopped and Hiccup was so reassuring. I am sure that was pretty terrifying. My BH have slowed. I am beginning to think they are anxiety related. I mean, sure some are normal (tired and dehydrated) but I feel like the series of them that just wont stop all happen when I am anxious about something. I did read that some OBs don't think placenta bleeding and BH related so I have stopped worrying at least.

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I get to meet with my Doula this week to go over my 'ideal birth'. Very exciting! DH gave me his version of an ideal birth and it included me going to bed pregnant and waking up the next morning fully rested with a baby swaddled next to me. Well, technically, in his version, the baby was sleeping in another room.. but that's just crazy talk
Thats too funny about your DH. And how exciting to meet with your doula!
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