January Blizzards - 2016 Rainbows

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  1. sportysgirl

    sportysgirl Well-Known Member

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    Hey all ok here, on count down to finish work!
     
  2. Heather.1987

    Heather.1987 Well-Known Member

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    Fit_Mama2Be Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone! Eek, we're getting close!! 30 days to go for me. Wonder who will be first. :)

    Busy around here...DH just started putting the nursery furniture together tonight. The 18th is my last day of work until January 2017, can't wait!
     
  4. Spudtastic

    Spudtastic Well-Known Member

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    I can't wait to see all the babies.
     
  5. LockandKey

    LockandKey Well-Known Member

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    I've been really busy also, went out of state for Thanksgiving for a week, had some personal issues and am now on antidepressants until a year after Claire's birth to try and avoid PPD (and I feel the pills are helping tremendously as well)

    Nursery is STILL not done and being 36 weeks I'm about to rip my Dh in 2 if he doesn't start painting today. Hospital bag isn't packed, but diaper bag is.

    I've started getting a lot of BH and over the last 2 days they've started getting painful.

    Right now I'm trying to get everything done for Christmas before I hit the 38 week mark. Wrap presents, get cookies baked, send out gifts and cards.
     
  6. kdmalk

    kdmalk Well-Known Member

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    I am officially early term today!!!! Yay!!! I was 1cm dilated at my 36+4 appointment, so I am actually wondering if he may come before Christmas. Just a guess. Which is just as well, because I am kind of over being pregnant at this point. Lol.

    Sorry you are struggling, lock. I am glad to know you are getting it sorted out with meds and feeling better already. Our nursery is "done" but is a disaster because work threw me a diaper shower this week and I have a metric ton of diapers that I don't know what to do with because the closet is already full of diapers! I guess that's a good problem to have, though. And the two of us are in the same spot with bags. I have packed the diaper bag, but not my bag. I am planning to do it today at some point. We'll see. Lol. I can't believe how close it is for us!!!

    We have a Christmas party at work on Monday, so I have to make something to take this weekend. I am thinking spinach dip will be easy, so I feel pretty motivated. Guess it helps that I am craving it and will be able to load a plate with it. :rofl:

    I am spending the day cleaning house today. This is my last deep clean before baby. I doubt I'll be up to dusting and steam mopping the house in the next few weeks, so I am trying to get it all done before I feel too whale-like (though it may be a little late for that since I have started waddling this week). I think it will just be laundry, dishes, and vacuuming from here on out. And let's be realistic, I'm going to make dh do the dishes. If only I hadn't banned him from folding laundry and vacuuming because he doesn't meet my "standards". Lol. I guess I dug my own grave there, so now I get to lie in it. :haha:

    My family will be down for Christmas. If E hasn't been born by then, hopefully he will arrive just after Christmas. I really want my brother to be here! He will be flying in on Christmas Day, so maybe E will be kind enough to wait until just after the holiday. Though I won't be too upset if he arrives earlier. I really can't wait to meet him and see who he looks like!!!!! I just keep having these thoughts that I am going to have a baby in my arms and he will be MINE. I get to keep him and take him home. And I'm starting to get really excited about it (though not so excited about the sleepless nights).

    Sorry for the lengthy monologue. How is everyone else?
     
  7. Fit_Mama2Be

    Fit_Mama2Be Well-Known Member

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    Happy early term Kd! 2 more days to go for me. :)

    This week is my last week at work until 2017, can't wait to be done!! The commute has started taking it out of me.

    We've bought everything we need aside from an Ergo 360 carrier, but hopefully someone will gift us one for Xmas. We're still unpacking from the renovations but we are making progress everyday so I'm feeling a lot better about it.

    We're still putting the finishing touches on the nursery, but the major things (new flooring, painting and furniture assembly) are done.

    All of Thomas's clothes are washed and our hospital bags are packed aside from some snacks and magazines I want to add, but if need be we could just grab them and go.

    I had a scare after checking my blood pressure at the drugstore and finding it in the 140's over 90's range. I went to see the midwife and when she checked it it was normal. She sent me for lab tests which all came back normal and told me to stop checking it myself since I was never told to do so in the first place since it's always been good. They will be checking it once a week at my appointments.

    Also got my GSB test back and it was negative. Also got tested (again) for chlamydia and gonorrhea so they won't hassle me at the hospital when I refuse the antibiotic eye ointment.

    That's my long rambling update! Can't wait to see all the babies!!
     
  8. Spudtastic

    Spudtastic Well-Known Member

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    Hey ladies. How are you all? I can't believe we are almost having our babies.

    Have you packed your bags? I mean to get mine done tomorrow.
    My daughter can't wait to meet her sister. She knows it's getting close now.

    I keep changing my mind about an epidural. Well I have decided that if it's a slow labour (last time was back to back with continuous contractions and very long) I'm just going to get an epidural. If things seem to be progressing quickly I won't but I just know I'll get to transition and be begging for one lol.
    I'm going to use the birth pool all being well.

    I find out if I have strep b tomorrow so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I don't.

    I just want baby to be here now and have her in my arms.
     
  9. Spudtastic

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    Lock - how's the nursery coming along? How are you feeling too. Are the antidepressants helping?

    Kd - I bet you're glad you got everything sorted for 38 weeks (assuming you did of course).

    Fit - I'm glad the blood pressure issue is sorted and that you don't have strep b.
     
  10. sportysgirl

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    Hey glad all is good Spud.

    I have packed my hospital bag but only as we are away over christmas so am taking it just in case.

    Cant wait to meet baby either, can't believe we have got this far seems so surreal.
     
  11. LockandKey

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    the antidepressants are helping tremendously! Thank you for asking :) they don't change my situation, or my workload of course, but having my moods and emotions sorted and more controlled helps hugely. I feel I can handle and tackle everything far better and efficiently than before.

    The nursery is officially done! I just have a few finishing touches, like last minute decorating.

    The past day I've been nesting like crazy! Cooking, cleaning, and reorganizing! My bags are packed, but I've only packed the baby's stuff since everything I will need for my hospital stay I still use on a daily basis, such as clothing, toiletries, ect.

    Can't believe I am due in only 12 days! How are you ladies doing? All ready for the holidays?
     
  12. Spudtastic

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    Sporty girl - well done on getting that hospital bag done. I hope you had a good time away.

    Lock - yay that you are feeling better too and that the nursery is done.

    It's boxing day here. I never thought I'd have a Christmas baby but I am happy she didn't arrive yesterday. Last week my little girl was in a good position with her head down low. This week she's now back to back and her head has moved up a bit. So now I think she's in until her due date.

    I don't have strep b this pregnancy (I did with dd) so I'm very happy about that but I need to pee in a cup again as they found a bug/contaminate from my sample. I have been feeling like I have a uti all week so maybe it's that.

    Any signs from anyone? I'm just going to assume she's not arriving until next year now.

    I hope you all had a great Christmas.
     
  13. bunyhuny

    bunyhuny Growing a Rainbow <3

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    Hey hey, everyone. Thought I would hop on for a few minutes to wish everyone a Happy Holiday time!

    Lock- That's great the meds are helping. Congrats on the nesting! I wish I'd get that nice burst of energy. Send some my way? :winkwink:

    Spud- Sorry about the potential UTI. When do you find out the results of the culture? Congrats on being GBS negative. I just tested negative as well. Woohoo! :happydance:

    Sporty- Yay for finishing your hospital bag! One less thing to worry about. :flow:


    AFM- Baby seems to have dropped a bit and I eat and can breathe semi-normally again! GBS test came back negative this past week. Midwife came by for the home visit and says everything looks good. Picked up our birth tub last weekend, so that's ready. DH bought us a little RV sized washer/dryer unit, and I have almost all the laundry and cloth diaper prepping finished. On Monday, we're heading down for a quick two day trip to my massage therapist's town, an hour and a half away. I'm getting a couple much needed massages on Monday and Tuesday. I've developed pretty severe carpal tunnel and the therapists up here just keep making it worse no matter what they do. Only thing left to do now is straighten up the house, pack a hospital transfer bag (which hopefully we won't need!), and hope this baby moves from the posterior position she's in into something a little more helpful. :winkwink:
     
  14. bunyhuny

    bunyhuny Growing a Rainbow <3

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    So, DH and I are thinking about doing a hospital birth after all. Our midwife is not the professional person we thought she was and she's been incredibly weird and rude lately. She's made me really uncomfortable the last few visits and she is totally disrespectful towards DH. We wanted to do a home birth to escape this kind of attitude and have a peaceful, calm, and relaxed atmosphere for our little one to be born into, but now it seems that our midwife is a million times worse than the hospital. Grumble....

    I hope everyone else is having a better time with their docs and mw's.
     
  15. Spudtastic

    Spudtastic Well-Known Member

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    Buny - I am sorry to hear that about your midwife and am disappointing for you. If I were in the same boat I would be considering the hospital birth too. At the end of the day, whilst it would be nice to have the ideal birth, I personally feel that mums and baby''s safety is the most important.

    What is the hospital like? We are incredibly lucky here because my midwife comes to hospital and they have birthing pools there so I can try for the natural birth but at the hospital just in case I need anything.

    I would also trust your gut instinct. If you are not confident in your midwife you will get stressed and not relax.
     
  16. bunyhuny

    bunyhuny Growing a Rainbow <3

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    The hospital here is not too bad, but they don't allow water birth, which is what I was hoping for. The most recent studies show that, for a low risk mom with a knowledgeable midwife, home birth is just as safe as hospital birth, and of course comes with less interventions. However, I'm starting to feel like my midwife is not as knowledgeable as is needed for handling emergency situations. That's the main problem. All her unprofessional behavior has me doubting her ability to handle things (even if she is perfectly capable). I wish my OB/Gyn would take me back, but since I haven't seen her since 25 weeks, her liability insurance won't allow it. If I go to the hospital, I get whatever residents are on duty, and whatever OB is on call for emergencies.

    If I don't have the baby before Monday, I may be able to call down to Denver where they have water births and nurse midwives to supervise them, but I don't really know if the mw's there would even take me on this late in the game. :/
     
  17. LockandKey

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    In excruciating pain right now after 15 hrs of slow pre labor. Headed to my birthing center right now, which is an hr away. And getting contractions in the car really sucks
     
  18. Spudtastic

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    BuNY - I really hope you are able to get something sorted. When I said safe I didn't mean that home births aren't safe, I meant safety in the hands of a midwife you're not sure about and if hospital was going to mean a different midwife then that could be the best way forward.
    I'm sure she is very capable though to be a licensed midwife . Are you able to have a chat to her about her behaviour? (It's not something I'd find easy to do though).

    It is a shame that your hospital doesn't offer a water birth or that midwives are on duty.

    It's all so new to me how different countries work and their birthing policies eg using forceps

    Here I can go to hospital (it's a three hour drive away so if something did go wrong I don't want to be airlifted there) and have a birth pool and my midwife who will ensure I will not have any unnecessary intervention. If I lived near the hospital I would have considered a home birth.
     
  19. Spudtastic

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    Lock - good luck. I'm sorry to hear you are having a slow labour. Painful contractions in the car sucks. Two hours of my car journey last time were very painful. What git me through it was me hoping a police car would pull our speeding car over like they do in TV programs and get a police escorts ha ha.
    I hope your baby arrives soon.
     
  20. bunyhuny

    bunyhuny Growing a Rainbow <3

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    Midwife messages me back. She has decided she has done absolutely nothing wrong at all and it's all in my head. I'm angry and DH is pushing me to try to find a new provider on Monday. I told the mw that she either needs to works things out with me, arrange for one of her backups to take me on as a client, or give me my records (and refund half my money) so that I can find someone else immediately. Who knows what she'll do. She's unable to admit to any of the weird things she's said/done, and I know it's not in my head because DH was there at the appointments when the weird things were said/done and he's equally upset about the situation. Ugh. Can't believe she waited until the very last minute to show us that she's actually nuts. I'm so frustrated.
     

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