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Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


I hope this is the right thread, if not please let me know. I was wondering if anyone here had had issues with ovarian cysts while pregnant? I'm 12 weeks along now, and last week as I was driving to pick up my husband I had excruciating pains in my lower left abdomen. This is my 4th pregnancy and I was seriously worried I was having a miscarriage (never had one before, I'm just in my 30's and apparently the risk goes up.)

I got to the ER and they told me the baby was fine, and that I had a possibly ruptured ovarian cyst on my left side. They gave me lortab (didn't even know that was possible) and told me it would go away on it's own. Well it hasn't really stopped hurting, and now my right side hurts a little too...

Anyone with experience with this, is my kid okay cooking with all this cysty-ness going on? If you've had bad or good experiences I think I need to know both. Doctors aside, it's been my experience that often times mothers know better.

Also Bamzilla: Yay! We're August birth buddies!

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Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


Yeah, I woke up drenched in blood with my third child and was sure I'd lost him. He's currently watching TV with the cat.

Did your GP check for sac fluids or do a vaginal ultrasound? I've heard spotting early on isn't always indicative of a miscarriage. Either way it turns out I hope you come out okay, and keep on hugging that husband!

And Bamzilla thanks for the reassurance! It really helps hearing an actual mother say it's going to be fine!

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


Well, the only problem I can see with doing it the same day would be breastfeeding. If they do surgery the stuff they knock you out with might mean you can't nurse for 48 hours. I'd check into that, unless you aren't planning to nurse, in which case why not just kill two birds with one stone!

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


Oh God is it catching? Wednesday night I was sitting with my husband, discussing dinner plans and I went to the bathroom. I wiped and there was dark red blood. We went straight to the ER because I had bleeding late-term with my 9 year old so I was worried. Got there and the Triage nurse (male) and the guy that drew my blood work both basically said "You're having a miscarriage, there's nothing we can do about it, you know that right?" So of course I got hysterical.

Yeah, it was a little random placental bleed. Had two ultrasounds (vaginal and external), some morphine for the tear induced migraine, and was sent home. Not bled since! Between that, the ovarian cyst, vomiting, nausea, and rapid water weight gain this kid's going to be grounded till it's 18 for all the trouble it's put me through.

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


While we're on the subject of clothing, I need a bit of advice. With my first three pregnancies I was in my early to mid twenties and never showed or needed maternity clothes until my fourth month. I'm not sure if it's because I'm in my 30's now or not, but I'm 13 weeks and really REALLY need to get some maternity clothes. I'm down to one pair of pants that still fit without feeling like I'm cutting my belly in half, and it's very awkward.

What I want to know is, is this normal with older women? I've been feeling very full and pregnant now for over a month, and I'm a bit worried because it seems too early for that. Could this be a side effect of the bleeding/ovarian cysts I've had, or what?

As for ideas for you guys who can't keep your britches up, try maternity leggings or opaque tights and cute dresses. You'll look younger and fresh and you won't have to fear exposing yourself in public. Even if your leggings fall, you're covered by the dress itself!

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


My first was like a period, so about a week. The third was about two weeks. With my second I bled for two drat months. I thought I was seriously hosed up down there and my hoo-ha was about to jump out and run down the street to freedom. Turns out I was severely anemic.

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


Eia posted:

I bled for six weeks, but got 14 months off my period, so your mileage may vary :)

You didn't have a period for over a year? Oh God I'd be terrified I was pregnant again! Sounds convenient though!

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


Since finding out I'm pregnant my gestation has been an utter nightmare. First I had ovarian cysts, then a near miscarriage, then possible gestational diabetes. But all of it got slightly more bearable on Wednesday, when I found out I'm having a girl! I really really wanted a girl and couldn't be happier. The only problem now is getting my husband to agree with names. I'm leaning toward Eowyn,Ivy,or Tegan. He hates every last one of these. Because he's an rear end and doesn't like unique things. I'm not naming my kid some lousy "Top 10 baby names of 2012" name goddamnit.

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


bamzilla posted:

We're also due at the same time, freaky :OO

You know, I wanted a Lord Of The Rings based name because my husband and I met at an Oscar party that was organized around Return of the King. I never considered Elanor but it's beautiful and a name in the books! I'm putting it on my short list.

Also bamzilla aren't you due around early August? I'm August 6th.

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


Fire In The Disco posted:

My daughter's middle name is after my late aunt, and we're trying to figure out how we want to honor my husband's late grandmother with this baby's middle name. It's a tradition I have always loved.

I did that with my first daughter's middle name. Her middle name is Desiree after my favorite teacher who died two days before I found out I was pregnant (I found out the day I called her to tell her the news.) This new baby will have the middle name "Sue" because both his and my mothers are named Sue.

As for using names in our family history, unfortunately it's all names like Verbena, Geneva, Ival, Estelle, and boring ones like Jean and Debbie.

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


Okay I have a couple of questions for anyone who can help me. A few weeks ago I was on my way to an OBGYN appointment, and grabbed a granola bar on the way. When I got there they told me they wanted to give me a 1 hour glucose test. They said it didn't matter that I'd had sugar just recently, and did it anyway. When the results came back I was one point above normal and they insisted I had GD, and scheduled me to see a high risk specialist.

I don't think for a minute that I have GD. My OBGYN has several bitchy nurses that have this air of "If you don't meet every parameter perfectly you're a terrible mother." I'm overweight and in my early-mid 30's and had three large births (no poo poo I had large kids, I'm 5'11.5") so this one test must be totally right! They will NOT retest me, and the High Risk doc believes me but instead of re-testing me she wanted me to log my blood meter readings for a month (two weeks left) instead.

I've spent over 120 bucks so far on lancets, strips, and a meter as my insurance makes getting these things through them nearly impossible and I'm loving sick of it. I average about a 77 pre breakfast, 82 two hours after, 95 two hours after lunch, and 96 two hours after dinner, based on an average of the last two weeks. For anyone who has had the baby diabeetus, do these sound like the sort of levels you had? I'm not asking for a diagnosis, just would like to know how likely it is that I'm right about not being diabetic (I'll know for sure in two weeks.)

The other question is have any of you had any experience with those stretchy one size type bras on TV? My boobs are growing faster than my bra budget and I'm looking for something that will make my expanding womanhood look less like a pack of hot dogs!

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


Ben Davis posted:

As to your at-home testing, I massively failed 2 out of 4 of the 3-hour blood draws (170-something as far as I recall), but I never failed a single at-home test, even when I started eating things like ice cream and belgian waffles. So I don't know if that's normal or not :-\ The price of those things really sucked, though. Costco has a program that offers cheaper ones, but honestly I'd just buy the store brand that has the cheapest strips, because those are what will end up biting you in the end. Target's Up & Up brand had the cheapest ones I saw, but I only compared to Costco and CVS.
Yeah, today I decided "screw this" and ate a bag of skittles, my blood test turned out 5 points lower than the day before. The reason I spent so much on the meter and strips was because the doc insisted I get a One Touch meter, which was only 20 bucks, but the strips were 50 bucks for 20! I'm testing 4 times a day so...that didn't last. Then I asked a pharmacist I know and she said to go to WalMart and get a Reli-On meter and strips, and they actually ended up using less blood, being easier to use, and costing 9 bucks for the meter and 9 bucks for 20 strips!

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


Yeah, I figured out why the nurses diagnosed me so abruptly at my regular OB. As I said they are judgmental anorexic cows and said "Oh, look, her glucose is a teeny bit high! That fatty fat fat blob of unhealthy fat as to be diabetic because oh my God she's so fat so that must be why the test is high! FAT!" This is the same group of women that used the doppler thing on my belly to check the baby's heartbeat, couldn't find the baby, and said "Oh, sometimes it's really hard to find the baby with a large belly like this!"

I'm only about 20 lbs. overweight. And they were trying to use doppler on me at 10 weeks gestation.

My actual doctor is wonderful though, but she literally does none of the testing unless it's major stuff. I'm overjoyed that I will not be dealing with any of thses nurses when I'm actually in labor.

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


netally posted:

My babby is formed!



Oh he's ADORABLE! Lookit all that hair! Congratulations!

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


Both of my cats seem fascinated with my bump and try to lay on it all the time. One of them was on there yesterday and suddenly jumped off all surprised and wouldn't get back on. He just sort of sniffed and pawed at it after that. I think my cat might have felt the baby move before I can!
Hopefully the habit of sleeping on the baby will not continue once the baby is out.

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


Cathis posted:


My *actual* question in all this is twofold, I guess.
One: Which trimester was the best? So far the first isn't excellent and the third kind of seems like it might suck a lot.


For my first three it was heaven after the second trimester (despite bleeding in the seventh month for number 3) but this one is giving me terrible abdominal pains, headaches and general bleh even now at 20 weeks! It really does depend on your body and age.

Now time for me to rant! The maternity clothing industry is a total freaking joke!

I'm a giant. I'm almost six feet tall and mostly leg. I'm not fat fat but I'm a 14/16 when not pregnant. I go to shops looking for maternity pants, and they all run extra petite. The tops are all designed for people with zero body fat who enjoy having the fabric of their tops pulled taught across their stomach.

I decided to go online and Google "plus size maternity" and a ton of online stores pop up! great! Click the first one, Motherhood Maternity. Great, they want 60 bucks for a pair of pants. Next selection on the search list, click. It's a different website name, but they have the exact same prices and products...wait...this site is just a renamed redirected Motherhood Maternity! It even has the exact same site layout! Time to go to the third website on the search list...click. WHAT THE HELL THIS SITE IS ALSO A RENAMED REDIRECTED MOTHERHOOD MATERNITY SITE!

Does Motherhood Maternity have some mafia-like hold on the Pregnoid Fashion industry? Why do they need THREE DIFFERENT websites with different names if they all sell the same 60 dollar pants (which by the way are too short in the inseam for me anyway)? I'm now down to one pair of neon blue yoga pants and three skirts that still fit and pretty soon I'm going to be running around in my underpants. Are pregnant bellies really so much larger that they justify such excessive prices? Jesus Christ it's impossible! Even the one non-Motherhood site I found wanted 49-60 bucks for things I wouldn't pay 30 for when not pregnant!

I just want some britches, goddamnit.

Stairs fucked around with this message at 02:53 on Mar 21, 2012

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


Each pregnancy is different, but I have always been a back sleeper including through my three previous 9+ lb. pregnancies. I start out on my left side but always in the night end up on my back (probably what got me my 4th pregnancy in the first place!) I've never had an issue, but it's better to be safe than sorry so I'd just start now if I were you. I doubt it's as bad as a lot of people claim, you know how some people freak out about babby makin'.

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


Bodnoirbabe posted:

I actually already do. Once we'd made the final decision, it felt like a weight was lifted. It was nice knowing that I don't have to worry anymore. I've fed him twice since and they've been stress free.

Now we have another issue though. Always something. He doesn't seem to sleep too much. Less than 10 hours a day. I want to think it's because of being stressed. I think the feedings stressed him and he'd get overly tired and then couldn't sleep and repeat ad nauseum. I'm going to start a daily routine and hope that helps. Also revisiting Happiest Baby on the Block for those periods where he just wont shut off.
I had to give up early on breastfeeding my third child because he was autistic and didn't like the closeness. At the time I felt horrible because we didn't know why he was unhappy and I thought it was my fault, but after a week or so it felt wonderful to use the bottle. The reason it felt wonderful was because once his stress level dropped he started sleeping all night. Bottle fed babies stay full longer and don't have as many sleeping issues usually. Hopefully the same will happen for you soon!

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


Yeah I tend to sleep on my right now, because then I'm faced away from the bed. If I face inward my husband instinctively snuggles directly into my face and breathes in my face and it's weird.

Something cute happened last night. My husband and I have been debating baby names and have a short list that we both agree on: Elanor, Eowyn, Lilly, Leah, and Sophia. No matter how hard we try we just can't decide on a single one, and my husband claims he doesn't really "love" any of them. We just refer to the baby for now as "the baby" or "Zygotina". Well, last night he was asleep and I was struggling because the baby was kicking the hell out of me. I woke him up just a little and told him "Tell your daughter to stop hitting me!"

He touched my belly and said "Eowyn, stop kicking mummy." and went right back to sleep.

I think we have a name!

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


Alterian posted:

Tomorrow is my first visit at my ob/gyn. I'm really nervous :ohdear:
I should be about 8 1/2 weeks along. I haven't had very severe symptoms so part of me feels like since I'm not suffering, maybe I'm not really pregnant/something's wrong.

Everyone goes through the "I don't feel pregnant OMG what's wrong" stage. Enjoy it while it lasts, because when you start actually feeling it...well, you'll see!

Seriously though, don't sweat it, half of the stress of pregnancy is worrying over "what ifs" and there's nothing abnormal about that.

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


Mnemosyne posted:

They have really nice rooms though, all of them are private, hardwood floors, etc. I guess I just found out how they pay for that.

I'm on my fourth pregnancy and discovered during the first one that childbirth classes are pretty pointless. Childbirth classes can be useful if you have a decent teacher, but on the day you're just as likely to forget most of what you learned anyway. I took Lamaze classes as well but when I was encouraged to breathe during labor it just pissed me off: "Leave me alone and let me scream!" 90% of what they tell you to do is such common sense obvious stuff that you might wonder why you're even sitting there.

The real important classes are ones on baby care and breastfeeding. I agree with the posters advising you find your local LaLeche League and get your carseat checked at Babies R Us.

Your body knows how to eject a babby, you just need to be trained on how to feed and take care of it.

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


So I have a new and unusual (for me) problem.

This is my fourth pregnancy so you'd figure I'd have this stuff down by now, but whomever said "All pregnancies are different" sure wasn't kidding. Lately I've been feeling like total poo poo from morning till about 7 or 8 PM. I'm so tired I sleep all day while the kids are at school, and if I try to stay up I just feel so ill I want to cry. But when evening hits I feel like a million bucks! I feel so sad about this because I'm missing a lot of time with my kids/husband and it sucks that time is passing me by. Anyone else have this problem, and is there a solution. I'm literally to the point of wanting to drink an energy drink!

I'm 26 weeks! It's time to feel out of breath but otherwise great! Dammit I want to enjoy pregnancy.

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


Guys I need help. I'm in total agony from heartburn that will not go away. I've tried Tums, gasX, and Zantac but nothing is helping. I can't drink milk because of lactose intolerance. Jesus I just want to cry. If I take anymore Tums I'm going to poo poo out a chalkboard.

Advice anyone?

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


VorpalBunny posted:

Any advice on sore boobs? I'm only about 6 weeks along, so it's still super early, but my boobies are killing me! Ice in the bra? Going bra-less? Rubbing on aloe or some other topical cream?

I weaned Bruce a few months ago so I'm not currently nursing.

Whatever you do don't go bra-less. That would put strain on your already strained boobs and cause stretch marks. Creams won't really help because the problem is internal rather than dryness or irritation. Get yourself a cotton stretchy sports bra a cup size bigger than you usually wear and try to lay on your side as much as possible. Warm packs probably also will help with the swelling and pain. Good luck, I know how bad early boob pain can be, I gained a cup and a half between week 6 and week 8!

Also an update about my heartburn: I went to the OB and she determined my babby is turned head-up and is pushing sharply upwards. I'm on pepsid AC now and hopefully this will clear up once she shifts her little butt the right way around.

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


Okay, I think I may need to switch doctors. I need opinions on this matter.

I have three previous pregnancies who are now 14,12 and 9. Except for once instance of bleeding with my youngest at 7 months everything went perfectly fine. Nobody ever in my family ever has had a pregnancy related issue that wasn't from falling off a cotton bale or something.

With my other three pregnancies I had medicaid. My doctor was a regular doctor, I always saw either him or the same nurses each visit, and got to know them familiarly. I never needed referrals because he would handle any issues. He never patronized if I had concerns and never talked down to me.

With this one I have United Healthcare. From the moment I started going they've been treating me rudely. Nothing hateful, just acting like I've never done this before. If I have a headache? "We are referring you to a neurologist!" If I have a bit of trouble sleeping or mood swings? "We are referring you to a psychologist!" I failed a glucose test because they ignored me when I told them I had just had sugar and forced the test anyway and refused to retest me or respect the results from any future retest. Then they said "We are referring you to a diabetes specialist!" I have tested my blood sugar for three months now, two of which I haven't been keeping the diet at ALL and my sugar hasn't gone past 98 even once.

Today was the last straw. My blood pressure for my whole life has been less than 120/80. 105/65 was the reading today. But my urine was slightly elevated in protein. So according to them I now have pre-ecclampsia, have to pee in a bottle for the next 24 hours, and (you guessed it) "We are referring you to a specialist!" They've also decided this means I must have a c-section, and that's that, no questions. I have also not ever been seen by the same person twice. Each visit is someone new that I'm not comfortable with.

Now, of course you're asking why the hell I've endured this all for 28 weeks. The answer is United Healthcare. Getting them to cover a drat thing is like herding cats and it takes a literal act of Congress to switch doctors. If I do this I'm going to have to file a complaint and play phone tag for a month. But I honestly believe that this doctor's office is over referring and probably even fudging the numbers to get referral bonuses and poo poo, and I'm drat tired of paying 45$ out-of-network co-pays to every Tom, Dick and Mary M.D. that the gyno throws me toward.

Sorry for the rant, but what I'd like to know is have any of you ever been over referred or over diagnosed? Is this a normal rear end-saving thing they just do nowadays or is this worth complaining about? No point in me changing if all doctors do this now. Like I said it's been 9 years for me, things might have changed?

I'd rather deliver in an alley with a hooker for a Doula than let these people anywhere near my hoo-hoo at birthing time.

Also nobody there got my Vin Diesel reference when I said "I don't feel under Cardiac Arrest." Any doctor that doesn't know who Vin Diesel is is a bad doctor.

Stairs fucked around with this message at 22:17 on May 16, 2012

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


My husband is becoming more and more cuddly as my time gets closer. The bad thing about this is he subconsciously wraps me in a Kraken-like grasp in the middle of the night that makes it impossible to get up to pee or change position without shoving him off me. I literally can't sleep at night and have taken to sleeping until 2 PM daily because that's when he isn't in bed. He's always been a snuggler, but now I'm literally perched on the edge of a queen sized bed praying for daylight so *I* can get some rest.

He's decided that he's going to start sleeping on the couch to help me, but now I feel bad about that. Like I shouldn't have deprived him of his pregnancy experiences or something. He's smothering me but I feel like crying over it, he just wants to participate.

He's also gotten *really* attracted to me. It's a bit disconcerting actually, because he literally can't stop grabbing at me. Anyone else have this problem? Naturally at 33 weeks this is the worst possible time for him to crave affection since I feel about as sexy as a beach ball. I'm about ready to give him a $50 and ship him off to a strip club LOL!

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


buttzilla posted:

Are all of your kids in school? D: I'm jealous.

Nah, it's summer vacation. I'm lucky in two regards: My kids are all old enough to get their own breakfast and not trash my house until 2 (youngest is 9) and my husband is home all summer because he's a teacher. So any disasters happen and Rip Van Winkle can handle them!

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


Schweig und tanze posted:

We're referring to it as El Jefe for the moment :)
I thought we were the only ones that did this! Ha!
Ours was Zygotina, then Embrya, now it's Eowyn (because that's her name!)

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


Lullabee posted:

So I ended up going to urgent care who forwarded me to the ER. After a bunch of tests and two ultra sounds, the doctor figured out we're fine. Slight infection, but getting taken care of. I'm 6 weeks, 5 days. However, she said they noticed the heartbeat was kind of slow for the time. She said it wasn't a concern, but was just curious if any of you guys experienced something like that?

Oh yes, early in my first trimester I had some bleeding that was pretty heavy. They sat me in the ER for like 2 hours while I drank a bunch of water for the ultrasound and cried thinking my baby was gone. Turns out I had an ovarian cyst and some mild breakthrough bleeding and the baby was totally fine. Her heartbeat was pretty slow then too, and the doctor laughed it off and said "See? She's way less stressed out about this than you are!"

I hope you feel better now that you went in and got it checked out.

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


My two middle children are boys and honestly they were loads easier to clean up post-diaper than my daughter was. It was also easier to potty train them because aiming is more fun for them than sitting (although aiming took way longer than I'd hoped for.) They were both also easier to comfort, but that might have been because I had more experience after my daughter (the eldest) was born. I'll know more once this daughter is born!

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


rangergirl posted:

I had an ultrasound done today because I've been measuring big, this kid is almost 4 1/2 pounds already and I'm at 31 weeks on Monday. The doctor seems fine with this, I however am terrified this is going to be a 12 pound baby. How accurate are these estimates?? I know there is some leeway, but my books all say he is about a pound over average already. Am I going to have to get a Sumo wrestler costume for his first halloween??

Even if he's heavy, like all of mine were (over 9 lbs.), he could still be long too. Mine shot out like darts because they were long and skinny.

Also, bigger can be better because the babies feel less like they're going to break if you hold them wrong. STURDY BABBEH BEST BABBEH.

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


I'm so hot. I feel gassy and hungry all the time. My best friend is gettting increasingly needy and whiny because she has to move out of my house soon and I'm so over being pregnant. I just want her to get born already! It's summer and I feel like I'm dying. My new doctor is awesome and has determined that my old doctor was an idiot and I'm not diabetic at all so at least I can have sweet tea and ice cream.

I've had induction before, and I really want it this time, but my doc wants me to try naturally first. My only real issue with that is the fact that school starts right at my due date (a week after I'm due) and if I wait my husband won't be as able to be there the whole time, since he's a teacher. Also my other kids will have to get to school, but thankfully my mom will be here to help with them. I just don't want my husband to miss anything!

Hmmm, maybe I should start jumping jacks...

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


Oh my, that is for sure a boy! I wish mine had been that clear, it would have saved my boys from the awkward pictures my mom made of them in the dresses she bought pre-birth! Congrats and here are some suggestions:

1) Crib Sheets - these things are like 15 bucks each so the more you get given, the less you have to spend on them!

2) Footies that zip up in sizes 0-3 and 3-6 - You never know if your kids going to be huge and not fit newborn sizes. These are great because their feet stay warm without having to play find-the-sock!

3) A strap on front carrier so you and your wife can tote the kid around and do things. Make sure it can convert to forward facing as well for when he's older.

Don't worry about tons of toys and clothes right now, keep it simple. Your son won't care about hundreds of dollars worth of electronic light up stuff for at least 5 months and the clothes are just going to get outgrown and spat on anyway. Biggest things to put on the list are things that make this as easy and convenient for you both as parents, especially if you're cloth diapering or breast feeding.

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


Look, I understand everyone having their own ways of dealing with crying babies, but we shouldn't deride Mr. Darcy for his techniques. As a mother of three (soon to be four) it's my opinion (and the opinion of countless other mothers) there is absolutely nothing wrong with setting a baby down for a few minutes and taking a minute or 5 to regroup or eat! Women who believe that the baby has to be held or comforted every second that they cry tend to become stressed and blame themselves when the kid won't stop crying. But sometimes babies are just going to cry regardless.

With my first I held her, tried to feed her, begged her, cried with her, everything I could think to do to help her, I did. Then my mother set me down, took the baby and set her in her bed. She went to sleep in about 2 minutes. I was so stressed out at her crying that I was making her cry more!

Mr. Darcy, if you need to eat, you need to eat. You aren't going to do your kid any favors by making yourself a wreck.

And ladies, seriously? It's not like he said he set the baby down and went for a walk around the block. He's in the next friggin' room!

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


bamzilla posted:

I don't find it to be a hardship to just hold the baby while eating v:shobon:v

I did it even when she wasn't crying. However, she also was pretty chill and I could put her in a swing or leave her in her carrier if we were out to eat. But there were several times where breastfeeding and feeding myself went hand-in-hand.

I totally agree, it's just some people seemed to be implying that Mr. Darcy was doing something wrong. We all know how touchy and worried we got with our firsts, I just wanted to reassure him he's not some failure because he can't always do both. Sometimes we forget we had to work this stuff out bit by bit too!

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


My crib was brought in this week and OMG. When did cribs get so goddamned big? My last baby was 10 years ago, and I certainly don't remember them being this enormous. I told my husband that if he keeps mithering me in the night I'm going to make him sleep in it. His response was "Okay, it looks more comfortable than our bed anyway."

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


Went to the ER last night. 38 weeks today, but I'm dying due to severe sciatica and I'm seriously going to lose it. My back is in horrible agony and they gave me one percocet. It worked for three hours, then nothing. My docs attitude was "take an ambien and you'll sleep it off!" No, I didn't. I took my ambien and proceeded to watch the sun rise in delerium because my back hurt so loving much that the drugs couldn't make me sleep. Finally I dozed off for an hour, only to have nightmares about back pain. Now I have a low fever and the nausea is worse and I just want to murder the next person who goes "Well, it's all part of having a baby!"

No it is not, gently caress you.

Called the on-call doc just now. She refuses to write me a perscription for anything and told me I'd have to "just ride this out" because she doesn't want me taking any painkillers if I'm about to start labor. I'm not about to start labor, last night I was only 2 cm dialated and nowhere near ready. No contractions either. GIMMEDRUGS.

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


skeetied posted:

I had severe sciatica and getting a therapeutic massage really helped. I'm not sure if that's an option for you, but you can also have the therapist hit the "go into labor" points too. :)

I'm considering asking a friend of my husband's who is an accupuncturist if she can "give me a hand". I've heard they can needle these things along. But eeep I'm skeered of needles!

Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


bamzilla posted:

If it makes you feel any better I was actually in L&D Thursday night with painful contractions. I was 3cm dilated and they could feel the baby's head when checking my cervix which was "soft". I ended up being sent home because I didn't dilate any further in the 3 hours I was there for monitoring.

As of today I'm 4cm, soft and having bloody show.


Wanna race? :cheeky:

What sucks of course is I'll probably now linger until August since I've run my stupid mouth. UGH summer pregnancy.

Stairs fucked around with this message at 22:41 on Jul 22, 2012

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Stairs
Oct 12, 2004


bamzilla posted:

I had a baby this morning at 12:08am. Pushed for 10 minutes he was 7lbs 12.6oz and 20.5" tall. He's breastfeeding like a pro and has already peed on himself.

You win!

Congrats and I hope this bodes well for me going quickly too. My husband just helpfully noted that his Nan's birthday is July 27, and since we got married on her wedding anniversary it would make sense if we birthed on her birthday.

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