Calling All Oct Moms OFFICIAL COUNTDOWN Part VII

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JB - October 19

Hola! Well, at everyone's request, here's the new one. It's good to see everyone progressing, especially since we all have such a little time left. Tigerphoenix, I understand the situation on the hurricane. You wouldn't believe how much praying I was doing during Rita. Good luck ladies, I gotta go clean. Keep us posted!!

 

Shannon - October 19

oh wow, part 7! we certainly chat alot. i turned on my computer today for the first time and i had a million emails about new forum posts. i'm just checking in, really. i'm 4 days away from my dd and feel like the baby's never gonna come out. i'm pretty sure i still have my plug. the baby was moving around last night a lot and giving me intense crotch pain and making my bladder leak, but no real contractions. i'm a little worried about how supportive my husband is gonna be when the time does come. everytime i'm in pain he gets so excited all he does is hug me and giggle like a little girl. *sigh* it's cute and all, but what i'd really like is a ma__sage. anyway, i'm wicked jealous of all the progress you guys seem to be making.

 

JB - October 19

You know it's a shame, just awhile ago I lost more (alot) of my mucous plug. The reason I put it that way is I'm thinking of trying to figure out when would be the best time to come. Why does being pregnant make us so weird? Last night my husband and I were talking and I told him I don't really like the date 10/19, I'd rather have him in the 20's. Strange I know. Shannon, I know what you mean about your husband, mine on the other hand wants to know if I can "hold off" until he goes bowling tonight. haha. I'm getting excited, but also rather nervous on his size and everything else I know I won't be able to do for the next couple of weeks. How about ya'll?

 

Tigerphoenix - October 19

Im wishing it to hit Mexico so none of us have to worry about it. lol!

 

lisa - October 19

mmm cleaning, i have such a fetish now for my rubber gloves and bleach, i clen everything with bleach spray, cant use anthing else, was never like this before but love the smell, no progress yet, due sat

 

Tigerphoenix - October 19

Shannon...your dh is acting like a goof too huh? Mine gets all silly but is starting to get a little more serious about it. I think he is finally starting to get as nervous as I am. Heck since I told him ive been in a bit more pain he wont let me do anything (drive, pick up stuff ect). Its nice but kinda annoying becasue he makes me wait on him (hes laid back so he doesn't move around very fast and it drives me nuts). JB Ive been nervous. Especialy after they told me she was measuring small. Im thinking about getting all the bills ready to send out and what not so my dh can do it if im in the hospital or to exausted to even remember. Im also thinking how ive missed and will miss my neices soccer games. This is the first season I havent been able to be there for her (we are really close). I just hope she can forgive me.

 

JB - October 19

I know what ya'll mean. Tigerphoenix, I'll keep my fingers crossed for ya that it goes else where. Lisa, I've spent this morning Pine-Soling the house. I like the way it smells and I love the way the clothes smell when I take them out of the dryer. I've been rushing around trying to finish things up when I know, no matter what I do, I'll never be done. I still have baby clothes to wash, but I'm afraid to take the tags off of some, because I don't know how big he'll be (a lot of newborn clothes). I just have a strange feeling, I don't have "time" left. I could be wrong, or maybe it's just a mild panic attack. I'll be 39 weeks on Friday.

 

Shannon - October 19

geez, are all u guys living in the south? i'm glad i don't have to worry about a hurricane or anything, living here in NY. winter stinks, though.... i'm hoping that i take after my mom and my water breaks the day before my dd and i give birth on my dd, like she did with me. u guys think that sort of thing (labor) runs in families?

 

JB - October 19

Could be... I honestly don't know though. My husband was well over 9#'s and almost a month late, and my sister in law was a little over 10, and born in the front seat of the car in the hospital parking lot. Talk about stories to scare the c___p outta people. haha. Yep, I'm in the South, in Texas along the coast, Tonia is in Texas, and Tigerphoenix is in Florida. Shannon, you're in NY? It's sad, it's fall here, a cold front comes through... and BAM, we have highs now in the mid 80's. Isn't that sad? I might have to go and buy him another coming home outfit because I'm sure he'll be sweating in the little winter outfit I got him. Where's Tonia? I wonder if she went in. Ranya, are you still hanging in there?

 

Mary - 9 days to go - October 19

For some reason my hubby has the nesting instinct going and I am being a lazy bum! I just feel like doing nothing. I am very, very crampy and my pelvic area hurts all the way into my inner tights. I am hoping to go for a walk again today but the pain in my legs is very strong. I had a pedicure during my lunch time, in hopes of delivering with cute feet. Now I just need to shave my legs and I am ready to have my legs and feet held and looked at. Of course I am not too thrilled about having my area down there be the center of attention to so many people. Actually I think I never been in a situation where more than one person was looking at me down there ever. Oh well...

 

Dawn - October 19

Hi Just wanted to let yall know I gave a more detailed labor story on my dawn had her baby!!!

 

JB - October 19

Mary is this your first? Okay... quick question.... who's first is this?

 

Shannon - October 19

mary, ur cracking me up here! lol cute feet. haha. i know what u mean by having people look down there, though. i shave religiously whenever i have an appt and i plan on shaving or have my husband shave me before i go into the hospital if i haven't that morning. i just don't want to gross people out, being all furry. JB- 80s?! it's like 60 here, but feels colder with the wind. i hate winter. i hope to give birth on my dd, like my mom did, but she also told me that she had terrible back labor with me and i made her go number 2 on accident. that's like one of my worst fears, isn't that silly? that i'll number 2 while giving birth.

 

Tigerphoenix - October 19

Shannon...Yeah i live on the east coast of Florida (right where Jeanne and Fancis hit last year). You may not have hurricanes but I sure wouldn't want the blizzards ya'll have. I can't stand the cold lol JB...its the same here. One day its nice outside the next your sweating like a pig in 90+ degree weather with 50%+ humidity. Mother Nature sure likes to mess with us Floridians and Texans huh?

 

JB - October 19

Shannon, you're making me want to move to NY, of course it doesn't help that I am hot blooded anyway. haha. I know what you mean with the shaving thing. I'm lucky if I can reach shaving from ankles to my knees, the "other" area, ya I know that too. I feel like I have to be a freakin' contortionist, or houdini with all of the mirrors I have to use. I certainly don't want to go into labor with a "power muff" and worry about getting dry shaved by the nurses. Sorry if that is TMI, but it's true. I was worried about the #2 thing during birth until I had a friend (male) in the medical profession tell me that with all that doctor's see, it's no biggie. Most of the time when it happens, you have no control over it and they wipe it away before anyone sees, and the certainly don't tell you. I hope that helps. Mary, I know what you mean about the center of attention. I've completely lost my modesty because of it. With how many nurses come in to "check" your cervix, you get to the point you just don't care. It's funny how your perception on things change.

 

Andrea - October 19

Ok....so I need some advice. My due date is Friday. I have been dilated to a two for six weeks. I had an appt. today and nothing has changed. My doc and I decided that we should induce Friday due to the size of the baby. My hubby and I have decided that we do not want anyone at the hospital until Saturday. Our thinking was that since we have two daughters already we would not get any alone time with our new baby.....so we would use the time right after delivery to bond with our new little girl. Well everyone is okay with that except for my mother. She can't come on Saturday because my 18 year old sister has a softball tournament that day. Now my sister has a tournament almost every weekend and my mom goes to all of them. She got all offended and basically blamed it all on my husband say ing that he needed to quit being so overprotective. I told her that if she wanted to stop by the hospital on Friday night that it would be okay but that she would probably be the only person there. Now she is being stubborn and says she will come and "meet her grandchild" after we get home from the hospital. I don't know what to do. Are we being totally selfish by not wanting any visitors? What should do about my mother? And I must add that I think this all stems from my sister who a year ago had a baby girl and gave it up for adoption. She and my mom were all up each others b___t through the whole ordeal. I am in tears and really hate that this is happening.......HELP!!!!!

 

Mary - 9 days to go - October 19

yes, this is my first. Oh, and I am from upstate NY, far, far away from Wilma! I can no longer trim down there and I am sure it looks gross, I should ask my hubby to do it, but he has never done it before and he may not like the idea at all, I will ask him tonight. I may go get waxed instead.

 

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