April Baby S Yea We Made It 3 More Months

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Melissa30 - February 5

Dani I am so sorry you had such a c___ppy Saturday. Everything is going to work out for you, have faith. Do you or they have any suspects? Maybe someone looking for drug money. Tara no I don't live in California, I live in Georgia. We also have a c___ppy FMLA. I work in a place that only has 15 employees, here to have your job security there has to be more than 50. Like everyone else has said NANDERS don't worry, hormones play havock with a pregnant woman's mind. As I have mentioned before I have a 10 year old (oops she'll be 11 Thursday) and an 8 year old boy, they have learned if mommy looks like she is having a bad day, steer clear. I try not to lose my temper with them but sometimes I can't help it. Honey I like the name you picked out (even though I probably mispronoucing it to myself. What is the pronuncation of it? Is the S or V silent). Kristin you really got lucky with the tornados. Do you live in Lady Lake or were there more than just that one that hit? That's the only one i heard about? I'm happy you all are all right though. I had my 3 hr test Friday and so far I have not heard anything from my doctor. Like I have heard, no news is good news.

 

Melissa30 - February 5

By the way, Tara you must have misunderstood what I put as far as how long I have worked here. I should have put a space in. I have worked here for 1 year & 6 months. It looked like 11 years.

 

nanders - February 5

Wow Kristin!! I'm soo glad you guys are okay! I hate tornadoes, they freak me out big time!! We had a big one pa__s thru just 40mins from here a couple years ago and it was just awful!! I will def be praying for everyone down there!!! Dani that's sucks so much about your car!!! Dirty thieves!! I'm sure everything will work out, and be okay in the end but I'm sorry that had to happen to you, you feel so violated after someone does something like that! I hope they catch them, but honestly they usually don't! Thankyou everyone soooo much for helping me feel better about my rage breakdown. I just can't believe I got so upset!!! I'm feeling better today and I apologized to everyone, but I still feel pretty bad about it! But like you all said at least I'm aware of it now, and can take some steps to prevent it in the future! I'm still kinda nervous about it but I will try and just walk away like I did yesterday, it's just the horrible thoughts and calming down I seem to have the most trouble with. Thankyou again!!!! I haven't bought any clothes yet!! We have two onesies that were given to us for us for christmas that's it! But we'll get some soon! Well I should go, the dishwasher won't load itself unfortunatley!! Wow would I be rich if I could get it to though! LOL!: P

 

xoxticiaxox - February 6

HI everyone, I just found this forum page a few days ago, and have been reading some of your stories. I am 30 weeks into my pregnancy, and I think my baby has finally turned(its rather uncomfortable tho). I dont know why, but Im not excited for my baby anymore...after reading all of these things I did not know about...Im acctually very intensly scared!! You like never hear of normal births...every single one has a problem with them! And C-section....I will die...seriously! Im scared of pervert doctors, needles, hospitals! And I dont know how I am going to cope! I know everyone has been telling me its not so bad...but when you have a big fear of all of those things...you really cant help it. (just to add on to the lamaze thing...I had to pay $90.00 for 4 cla__ses of half an hour long!!!!) Anyways, some of you have probably had babies before, so would you be able to tell me in details what has happened? Like I didnt know they shave your area, and I didnt know that they basically finger you when the baby is coming out....these things disgust me! Im literally sick to my stomach thinking about these things...I need help plz! Thanks xoxooxox

 

danimarie - February 6

Wow xoxticiaxox! I don't know who you have talked to about the birth experience...this is my first too, but I have never heard that you are fingered during delivery.......you have to look at this as a medical thing, not a s_xual thing!!! Over 90% of the stories I hear of everything goes completely fine......there may be a small tear here and there with some stiches required or they may have to be induced or something, but nothing major! And I am sure once the baby is in your arms none of it is going to matter! Do you know if you're having a girl or boy.....do you have a birth plan? I'm so sorry that you're so scared of this! I mean, I think it is normal to have some amount of anxiousness or anxiety...but hopefully you will be able to calm down and get excited again! Melissa and Kristin both have kids...so they may be able to give you some extra rea__surance! But feel free to talk to us anytime you need to!

 

mellycat82 - February 6

Hi girls!! hope you dont mind me joining in!! Im due 2nd of April..Im actually in South Africa at the moment. Im Irish and away from my family but they arrive here 2 days after our babys' due date so I cant wait!!!! Im 31 weeks now and really feeling it.. the heat is terrible over here. Has anyone else been away from their family for their whole pregnancy? I get VERY emotional because Im so close to my Mam and Dad but they havent even seen me pregnant. They are bringing my lil bro over too so I cant wait to see him! He's only 5! Anyways, I wish everyone al the luck in the world..(Irish luck) xxxxxx Cant wait to be a mammy!!

 

xoxticiaxox - February 6

Danimarie- Thank you, and dont get me wrong I am excited for my baby, I just cant seem to get over the thoughts of how many illegal doctors there are and nurses, I think I have it so there will be NO MEN in the room, my doctor is female...and hopefully they will repect my wishes of no men nurses! I do have a birthing plan..but like anything in the delivery room it can change on a dime. I am having a little girl, and Im literally to the point where if I knew nothing would go wrong, I would have her in my own bedroom. I know a little anxiety is normal, but this is way out! I keep hoping that I will have in a car on the way to a hospital or soemthing....I know it weird...but I cant help those thoughts.! I know once I am holding my baby everything will change, but for the now...Im terrified! Maybe I just need to stop thinking lol!

 

MAT - February 6

Dani - Sorry to hear about your car :-( Hope it works out soon! Xoxticiaxox - You need to talk to your doctor about your fears and get info on the hospital's standard practices. I intend to have a natural childbirth (NCB) at a hospital. I was pretty afraid of interventions. When I talked to my doctor, I found out that the hospital is supportive of NCB. They do not shave. They do not usually do episiotomies (less than 10%). They do not do enemas (only makes the problem worse!). You will have doctors touching you intimately - just like when you go to the OBs for a checkup. If you know what to expect, you won't focus on being afraid of things that don't even happen anymore!

 

danimarie - February 6

Hi mellycat82! Of course you can join.....Since we have some new girls around I'll introduce myself. My name is Dani and I'm 21 and my dh is Chip and he is 24. We live in Arizona. This is our first baby....she is a girl....no for sure name yet, but it is between Madison and Makenzie. I'm due April 26th. Hmm....if you wanna know something else ask me! Feel free to tell us as much/little about yourself as you want (sometimes its nice to know each others names cause it is shorter or easier to type....people here pretty much just call me Dani, but I totally understand if you guys are more comfortable with your log-in names)! Im really sorry, mellycat, about you having to be away from your family : ( I would HATE that! My inlaws live 5 mins away and my parents are only 2 hrs away so I see them quite often. xoxticiaxox....have you made sure that your doctor is not in a group that includes males? I know that I have a female doctor, but she is in a group where if I were to go into labor on a weekend or something then my doctor would be whoever is "on-call" for that weekend and it rotates and there ARE males in the group. Just something to maybe ask about! I think Mat's suggestions are excellent! Make sure you talk to your doctor and know exactly what to expect and make sure she knows what you're wanting so that you can hopefully prepare for things mentally ahead of time! I'm so sorry that this is such a stressful thing for you!!! I'm sorry that I can't fully understand & relate, but PLEASE know that I am definately here to listen to you and to try to help....if anything I say EVER comes across as being insensitive or something please know that isn't my intention AT ALL! I know sometimes when someone doesn't quite understand what you're dealing with and they try to encourage you it can come across wrong...so please know I really want to help!

 

xoxticiaxox - February 6

I am almost positive she is the one delivering my baby, because I recall her saying something like "then they will call me to come into the hospital" My doctor does know how strongly I fear this situation, but I dont think she really cares...she is the only female doctor i could find, and i have to say she is not the best when I ask her questions, and she doesnt explain things well no matter how much I persist...but I need to stay with her because 1-I cant just switch doctors ths far in and 2- She is the only female for a long time around here! If I was to call the hospital and ask them theres procedures during labour and birth? would they maybe take the time to talk to me? I know your intentions are good Dani! I would never take anything in a negative way...Im here for help, and if it happens to be negative...well then so be it, im grateful that anyone is even responding to me lol! Congrats on your baby, I like makenzie. Im due April 17th, but I have a weird feeling she is coming soon, I dont know why though! Maybe just wishful thinking! My name is Ticia. and Im not sure what DH means but I think it means partner or something, and he is Cody! I realize I am a teen in this thread but I figure woman who will know anything about anything are in here, Im 18 and my fiance is 19! He might be 20 by the time the baby is here...depends when she comes lol! We are going to name our Baby Bianca. I wanted Deniva...but he said no lol!

 

nanders - February 6

hello girls!! my furnaces are finally done yay!!! Cost a fortune of course, but I'm so happy it's warm in the nursery! Jay finished it this weekend, and it looks awesome!! Honey I was pronouncing your baby girls name with a v, but I like it better with the w sound!! I must say I think your'e crazy with the cloth diapers, so much extra work, and my mum used them and she said it was very hard to get them clean enough sometimes and I had horrible diaper rash! I'm sure they have improved in 25yrs, but still alot of washing!!! ticia welcome! My name is amanda and my dh (darling husband) is Jay. We are 25 and 29 and this is first baby. We are april 29 and I don't know what I'm having, I like surprises! If it's a boy his name will be Bennet Richard, and for a girl Audrey Tereena! Having a baby and labour are two of the scariest things I have ever decided to attempt!! Know you are not alone in feeling anxiety about it! Please talk to your doc and maybe see if they can give you a tour at the hospital so you know where you be going and how everything looks! MAt has some great suggestions! Have you thought about getting a doula?. They are a woman that is trained in child birth support! They are not doctors they do not look or touch your va-j-j. They are there soley for emotional support and to provide some pain coping strategies such as breathing and ma__sage. Contact your local health unit or volunteer services at your hospital and ask if a doula would be available around your due date! They meet with before and are there for you and your dh throughout your entire labour and delivery, and even sometimes after! They are volunteers and are free, but some are proffessionals and charge a fee. Look into it, I think Mat knows the north american doula website.. I've forgotten sorry! I'm hoping to get one, but haven't heard back yet, they say women that use the services of a doula have a less % of c-sections and lower use of medication! Cool huh! About the rest of your fears, know that 90% of doctors & nurses are very proffessional, and there to help you and the baby! Do not fear them! Hello mellycat and welcome!!! south africa how neat!! I want to and will go there someday!! I can imagine how hot it must be! Being Irish you prob burn pretty bad huh? I'm of Irish decendents myself and like snow white, I'm a lobster after even 5 mins in the sun! That really sucks your so far from your mum and dad!! I'm lucky mine are nearby but jay's mum is 4hrs away! A neat way for them to see your pg is by creating a webpage for yourself!! If you a digital camera and a computer it's easy! You can even get pics put on disk if you don't have a digital and then put them in your computer that way! You obviously have the internet, and best of all its free! Kristen and I use piczo . com. My site is nandersbaby.piczo.com check it out. They have easy step by step instructions, then your family can look up your page on their computers or at the library/ internet cafe'. I know some of the other girls have sites too but I don't know much about them. Irish luck to you too! Have you picked any names?. I luv Irish names. do you know if your having a boy or girl? I'll stop with the questions now, sorry if I seem too intrusive!!! not my intention at all!

 

nanders - February 6

Oh I almost forgot! my doc appt went well today!! I pa__sed my gluclose test with a 5.3 and the limit is 7.4 or something! the baby's heart rate was 140bpm, and I'm still measuring 30wks when I'm only 28! The doc said my pubic bone is very low compared to other women, remember I'm built kinda weird so that could be the reason. Or I may be retaining fluid, but he doesn't think the baby is getting too big yet. It's head in down and to the right but it still has room to move around alot, so could turn a few more times before it needs to stay that way. Okay so I luv my doc, he's very quite but very professional and is really great in answering all my questions. So today I ask him about my back pain and what I can do to relieve it and he laughs and says have the baby!!! It will go away after the baby is born! Smart a__s! I knew that! Anyway he recommended some stretcing and the tennis ball thing! He a__sured me that I won't be shaved or given an enema, and that I will only get an episiotomy if I really need one to prevent alot of tearing and damage. His patients rarely receive them, and do very well after! He really stressed that he likes to keep things as natural as possible, and tha we can discuss any medication closer to my due date. He also said we could talk more after my pre-natal/ labour cla__ses in march! I'm soo happy I've gotten those questions of my chest!! The last thing I wanted was to be shaved! He said very rareley is a woman ever shaved anymore! So i guess just try to trim the best you can, although I am finding it much harder to see down there, and bend over in the shower!!! Oh and I gained another 4lbs, so I'm at a total of 11 so far. But everything looks normal. I wonder where Kristin is?. she had her doc appt today too! I hope hers was just as good as mine! Take care girls I'll check in tommorrow night, I'm at work wed and thurs! TTFN!

 

Kristin11 - February 6

Hey ladies how is everyone, it had been hectic around here lately. Mat and honey you ladies are brave with cloth diapers, i dont think i would be able to handle it. Disposable all the way for me. Dani Caden digs his foot behind my rib too, it really is uncomfortable. Dani so sorry about your car, i hope you get it worked out soon!! Melissa The tornadoes moved across the state with the storms. I live on the outskirts of deland. there was a death toll of 20 in deland so far. It is awful looking. Houses are completely gone and trees down everywhere. I pa__sed my glucose test!! Woohoo. Nanders i am sure you will be fine with the temper as long as you try to stop and get out of the situation that is upseting you. Honey your right about the yard sales, there is one to go to evey weekend here, and actually the winter is better then the summer because it rains everyday during the summer. Welcome to the new ladies!! My name is Kristin I am 23 I have a 3 year old little girl and my son to be is due on April 16th. xoxticiaxox I am sorry you find labor so upsetting. My labor with my daughter over all was bad really, yes i did end up needing stiches because i tore. I was in labor for about 12 hours total in the hospital. I did not have a enema and no one shaved me. I hope that helps. Welcome melly it is hard being away from family, Hey you can borrow my in laws lol.

 

Kristin11 - February 6

oops sorry i meant my labor wasnt bad,

 

xoxticiaxox - February 6

Thank you, everyone here is so inviting..not compared to the other forums I have been on! I called the hospital where I am to deliver, and asked a bunch of questions! I was not happy with most of the answers I got! I HAVE to have my baby in a bed, not a birthing chair like I wanted, my finace is not allowed to stay over night with me, I am only allowed to have one person in the delivery room with me, and I wanted my fiance and my mum...now I have to crush one of them and them they cant be in the room! More stress great! I am told that MY doctor may not be the one to deliver the baby, and I have had bad experiences with male doctors, and do not want them anywhere near me...so I may need to be induced...and Im not entirley sure what that consists of....if someone knows please explain! Im glad your babies are doing well! and I wish I had a doctor like the one you have nanders...just a female version. I dont know what half of the things you are talking about are, because my doctor does not tell me anything, she never tells me the heart beat, or what position she is in, or what size she is, I a__sume everythign it okay though considering she has said nothing negative either!

 

danimarie - February 6

Yay Nanders and Kristin....I'm so glad your appts went well. And congrats on pa__sing the glucose test the FIRST time! : ) Nanders....I'm glad your furnace is finally done...and I can't wait to see pics of the nursery! How exciting!! Oh man..I agree about the cloth diapers...you ladies who are going for that option have my full respect! Haha..if I had to do THAT much laundry I think I would be a very grumpy mom. And if I had to clean the poop out of them......lol. Im a wimp! Wow Nanders....only 11lbs? That's awesome. I have gained 23lbs as of this morning.....it's weird....late last week I had gained 28lbs....but since Thursday each morning I wake up another lb lighter.....I know you aren't supposed to weigh yourself everyday, but I always have.....so I am just gonna wait a little longer and see what happens. I have pretty much COMPLETELY cut all sweets/junk food out of my diet since Thursday and I didn't think it would really change anything but maybe it has....plus...this is a little too much info but I was starting to get "backed-up" last week (only like 2 days....but I usually go everyday) and I have been taking stool softeners to get everything moving well again so maybe that had something to do with it?? Who knows....but I will keep an eye on it and if I keep losing weight I will call the doctor. I have an appt in 2 weeks anyway. And nothing else is wrong at all...she is still fiesty in there! Anyway...just thought it was a little strange. Kristin- that sucks about all the tornados! I'm so glad that they missed you!!! Well, gotta run!

 

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