Support Groups - Pregnant and Staying Fit ~ August 2001




Jen
08-11-2001, 08:48 AM
Hi all. I thought I would start a new thread for this month as we seem to be posting on 2 different threads, one from July and another one that wasn't dated so hopefully this will make things easier.

Congrats to Geneve and Leo! Wow, just under 10 lbs. Yikes! If my baby is that big none of the clothes I have got for him will fit. That's okay I haven't really bought that many, just a few sleepers and diaper shirts. Well I'm really glad to hear things went well and that you and baby are both fine. I hope your nipples are better now. The best thing to do that I have heard is to use that cream and otherwise wash with water and let them air dry after nursing. Is the baby latching on properly?

Scully, I know what you mean about wanting to have everything just right for the nursery. I am just getting around now to painting and so on because my DH procrastinated so long about cleaning his junk out of there. I am still fretting over the colour for the walls and I only have 2 of them to paint as the other 2 are wood panelled and we are leaving them as is. I was going to paint with this creamy/yellow paint as I had half a gallon left over from some other project but now I am thinking with all the wood furniture that it needs more of a contrast. I had orginally wanted to go with a mint green but now I don't really want to buy another can of paint when I still have paint. I don't know. I think I have some green paint leftover from something else, if that is still good and not too dark I think I'll use that. Luckily we are not doing any particular theme so I don't have to worry about buying expensive stuff. My mom is making the crib quilt and I am making the curtains so we just have to find some bumper pads that somewhat coordinate. I know what you mean about it somehow sounding all a bit silly in the long run. I mean the baby doesn't give a gosh darn about any of this, it is really for the parents. Also you want it to look nice for anyone that is visiting.

Sara, already 1cm dilated, I am so jealous!!!! I feel so huge, I wish I could deliver today. It is only 3 weeks, 5 days to go, that isn't too early. Anyway by the feel of it this baby is big enough to be fine. Still haven't had that ultrasound, it has been scheduled for Thursday and I have a dr's appt on Friday.

Well take care all, be well.


SaraB
08-11-2001, 02:30 PM
Hello, all!

Jen -- thanks for starting the new thread.

Geneve -- Congratulations!!!! We are all SO happy for you and sending many well-wishes and prayers your way. Hope you are getting some sleep, too! Have to admit I'm jealous, too! Wish I were posting our story now. I am so ready. You are right, though, Jen, it isn't long at all!

Jen and Scully -- I can relate to all your thoughts about the nursery. This is the first one we've ever done. I'm happy with how it turned out. We didn't spend hardly any $$ on it though. Just some paint for the walls (which is cheap) and I just went with some plain colored sheets. You really don't need any comforter or anything like that since you can't use it with the baby in there anyway. Our baby will be sleeping in our room in the beginning anyway I am sure, so we probably will hardly even use it!

I was really excited at first about being dilated already, but the more I talk to people the more I realize it doesn't mean anything. I keep hearing stories like, "Oh, I was 4 cm dilated for over a month!" etc. Not exactly what I want to hear, but I guess it gives me a reality check! haha

Geneve -- when you have time write and tell us how things are going! Wish I could give you advice about the sore nipples. There isn't too much except to bear with it. If it's any comfort I can relate. The first time mine looked like raw meat by the end of the first week. I had to have the dr. give me a prescription pain medication -- not for the stitches, but for the sore nipples!!

Sara
EDD 9/08

Jen
08-14-2001, 07:51 AM
Hi all. Not much new to report. Finally got the nursery walls painted, ended up buying some paint which is sort of a bluey/green, now just have to finish the trim. Should be done today and this afternoon I have to go carpet shopping. I have my ultrasound on Thursday and see the dr on Friday. this will be week 37 on Thurs and I wish it were all over. I am so big that I am uncomfortable a lot, everything seems to be such an effort. Oh well what can you do? The baby will come when he/she is ready not just because I am uncomfortable.

Take care all.


bensmom
08-14-2001, 09:26 AM
Hi, Ladies,

I just wanted to check in. I am trying to keep up to date with all of your postings.

Rebecca went to the dr yesterday for a well visit. In one month she has grown an inch and gained 3 pounds. I could not believe that she weighs 10 pounds (isn't mother's milk wonderful?). She is doing great.

Hope everyone is doing well. I hope you have the cooler temps that we are enjoying here now.

SaraB
08-14-2001, 06:14 PM
Cassandra -- Benjamin and Rebecca, your children have such pretty names. I'm glad little Rebecca is doing so well! Will she go by Becca or Becky at all? Our Rebekah goes by Bekah often.

Jen -- I can sure relate to all your feelings! I am so ready for this baby to come already! I am really getting uncomfortable. Many aches and pains. Turning over at night has become a major production! I keep telling myself 3 more weeks is nothing -- so little time -- and yet it seems like forever. Then last night I was lying in bed (of course I couldn't sleep) feeling the baby kick, and I got to thinking, "Never again in my whole life will I be pregnant and feel a baby move inside me." It made me so sad I almost couldn't stand it! Don't get me wrong, I still want this baby to come soon, though! I can't seem to make my mind work the way I want it to! :)

I want to tell all of you, as I've told my husband and many friends (want to keep myself accountable here) that I WILL be going back to Weight Watchers when the baby is 6 weeks old. I figure the more people I tell, the more likely I will be to follow through! I want to get back on the right track just as soon as possible.

Blessings to everyone,
Sara
EDD 9/08

Jen
08-15-2001, 02:00 PM
Sara, you really got me with what you said about never feeling a baby kick inside of you ever again. I figure that we are only going to have the one child so this is it for me. I never thought I would have one anyway and honestly I have felt so miserable most of the time that I keep saying I wouldn't do this again for a million dollars. I guess I haven't been looking at being pregnant in a very positive way. I want a baby, don't get me wrong about that and I can hardly wait for that but so much of being pregnant is difficult. I can take away a lot of good experiences though so I need to remember those and not things like feeling like a beached whale in the middle of the night trying to do something simple like roll over. Have you any idea how big your baby is? I have my ultrasound tomorrow so I will find out then. Not too big I hope!

bensmom, I can't believe your baby has gained 3 lbs in one month. That is so fantastic! I guess you aren't having any problems with nursing. I wonder how Geneve is doing.

Take care all, I'll let you know how my u/s goes.

SaraB
08-15-2001, 04:01 PM
Jen -- These pregnancies, I tell you, they sure give us all the range of emotions, don't they?! Let us know how your ultrasound goes. I'm jealous you get to have another one. My doctor just goes by the measurements she does each visit, and says the baby is on track and growing normally, whatever that means. So I have no idea how big he is.

Last night we went to a childbirth refresher course. It was good, and helpful to go over the relaxation techniques again. Good too, for my DH to start thinking about his part in this whole thing! I think it doesn't really hit the men until the moment the baby comes. But I need him to be thinking about how he can help me through this! I have been feeling pretty positive about labor (since my second labor went smoothly, I am hoping this one will too), but watching those videos of women giving birth really freaked me out. I realized -- oh yeah, this really HURTS! Why am I going through it all over again?!?!?! Of course I cried my eyes out at the end of each segment when the baby was actually born, so I do know it's all worth it in the end. That moment of holding my darling baby for the first time...I get teary now just thinking about it...I can't wait! It's all so worth it.

Scully, where are you girlfriend? Hope you're feeling okay.

Love,
Sara
EDD 9/08

Ada
08-17-2001, 11:51 AM
Hi everyone,
I was wondering if I could join your group? Let me introduce myself, My name is Allison, and I just found out I am 6 weeks pregnant with our first baby :D :D :D. I am also a WW leader. I look forward to getting to know all of you!
Allison

SaraB
08-18-2001, 11:29 PM
Allison -- Hooray and congratulations!!! We are so happy to have you join us! How does it work for leaders? Will you have to lose the baby weight before you can lead meetings again?

I am hanging in there...I am so anxious to be to D-day! I haven't slept well at all the last couple nights. Today I'm so tired I'm hoping to get some rest tonight.

I taught my last class this afternoon so I am on maternity leave now -- yeah! (As much as that's possible when you own your own business.)

Must get to bed but wanted to say hello. How are you doing Jen? Hanging in there?

Love,
Sara

Ada
08-19-2001, 12:42 AM
I am given 6 months to get back to my goal weight. I can accually lead meetings right up untill the due date, and return whenever I want. I can hardily wait to tell my members. I am keeping it a secret from work for at least the first trimester. My members are going to flip when I tell them. They know that my DH and I have been trying for about a year.
Allison

Jen
08-20-2001, 07:58 AM
Welcome Ada! Congrats! I guess this a first baby for you? I am going to be a new mom in just a couple of weeks.

Sara - yea, I am hanging in there, how are you doing? I am so big and clumsy I just want to lay on the couch for the next 2 weeks and not have to move at all. Can we say beached whale? That is what I feel like. The ultrasound was okay, the tech was one of those ones that doesn't say much and doesn't like answering questions. I did manage to get out of her that the baby is in the right position for delivery and that it weighs between 6.2 and 8.4 lbs which seems like a large range to me. I'm hoping that it is more on the 6.2 size or the clothes I have bought will fit for about 1 week. Didn't get a picture this time either. Oh well. We saw some birthing videos at our prenatal on Wed, the DH wouldn't watch the part where the baby is crowning, wow, looks like it is going to rip you right open doesn't it?

Well the nursery is finally coming together. The curtains are up, the carpet installed, the crib and dresser/change table put together. I feel a lot better about it now that it is almost done. I feel like I can relax better now that I know it is ready. At least if I had the baby right now we have a spot to put him/her!

How is everyone doing with their weight? I have gained 39 lbs altogether which I am not thrilled with but I think I am retaining a ton of water so I'm hoping that after delivery I will lose at least 25 lbs of that. My calves, leg and hands are puffy all the time but strangely enough my blood pressure is back to normal. Who knows?

Take care all.

SaraB
08-20-2001, 11:35 AM
Jen -- I always like reading your posts because I can relate SO well! I am in this weird stage -- I get so bored and anxious when I just lie around all day, yet I have NO energy to do anything! I feel like I am just huge, and believe me am I uncomfortable! Having the baby today would be more than fine with me!

I'm glad the nursery is coming together. I think we have everything all ready with ours.

I have gained about 25 lbs. It would be more, I'm sure, except that I lost so much in the beginning with the m/sickness. I dread the thought of having to lose most of this again. With my others I only lost about 10 lbs with the delivery. Ugh! Let's hope it's more this time.

Allison, have FUN telling everyone your big news, when you are ready to do so. That is such a great thing! Best part of the first trimester! I think WW should give you a year to lose the weight -- at least 9 months! You know what they say, 9 months up, 9 months down. But maybe I am just too slow of a loser. I am going back to WW right away this time. With my first baby I didn't go until she was 4 months old, with the second until she was a year old. I am hopeful that getting going on the program right away will really help.

Counting the days,
Sara

Jen
08-20-2001, 01:32 PM
Sara, I seem to have quite a bit of energy in very very very short spurts. I'll do something for 12-20 minutes and then I'll have to sit down for about 30 minutes before I can get going again. Thank goodness I am off from work, there is no way I could have managed it. I meant to ask you if you are finding that you have numbness in your hands. I find especially in my right hand that I get numb fingers when I am doing something like for example I was scrubbing the bathtub tile and after a few minutes my fingers were numb. I think it is common especially when the hands are swollen which of course mine are. Also how about heartburn? I find I have days where I am eating many antacids and then days where I am perfectly fine all day. Last but not least I find that my toe joints feel like they need to pop. You know how people crack their knuckles? Well my big toe feels like it needs to crack but it won't. Oh it is so annoying. I figure it is the relaxin hormone that loosens your pelvic bones that affects all the joints in your body. Anyway that is my list of latest complaints besides feeling like a beached whale. Oh one more that has been VERY frustrating. It seems like I can't wear any clothes for more than about 5 minutes without getting them dirty usually with some sort of food. Yesterday I went through 3 shirts. The first just got dirty from working in the nursery, the second I dropped part of a chocolate popsicle on and the 3rd I splashed some egg on when I was making scrambled eggs. I know women get more clutzy when pregnant but this is ridiculous!

SaraB
08-20-2001, 10:32 PM
Jen -- Ah, the woes of pregnancy! I have been SUCH a complainer these last few weeks! Then just tonight I found out that a friend (not a close friend, more the friend of a friend) who is 6 months along had an ultrasound and the baby is only to the development stage of 3 months pg. They said the baby won't live but a few hours when it comes. It made me so sad and yet so thankful that so far my little one is healthy...made me realize I need to quit complaining and be thankful!

I haven't had any numbness in my hands, but I had a friend that had that really badly in her last month (couldn't sleep, etc. because of it). The doctor said the swelling was causing a carpel-tunnel like situation. It goes away after the baby comes.

My heartburn has been better lately since the baby dropped, although I still get it a lot! I eat lots of Tums -- no need to worry about meeting my calcium requirement! (Yet I still seem to eat plenty of ice cream using the excuse of the calcium it gives me --haha!)

Tomorrow is my birthday. Wouldn't a baby on my birthday be a nice gift from God? I can hope!

Love,
Sara

geneve
08-21-2001, 11:47 AM
Hi everyone, welcome new ones. Sorry but I've only had time to scan through all of your posts...I'm SOOOO tired!! But thanks for the kind thoughts.
We are fine, Leo is beautiful, lovely skin and a little dark hair, only problem is he stilllikes to do most of his feeding at night and I have to go with it as he's still not back up to his birth weight.
The main reason I wanted to check in, apert from to see how you all are is to give you the reassuring news that I'm back to the same weight I was before I fell pregnant. This hardly makes me skinny, or even slim, but it does mean you can shift 25lbs in 2 weeks....now that's my kind of diet!
CAn I carry on here even though I'm not preganat? I'll have to start getting fit, I'm trying to do my post op exercises but I don't supose they'll do too much for me in the long run and I'd miss you lot if I have to find another site to post one...anyway, I'm longing to read all theother baby announcements!
Come on girls, who's next???:lol:
Geneve

SaraB
08-22-2001, 10:33 AM
Good morning ladies!

Geneve -- Of course you are still welcome to join us! Boy, am I jealous that you are back to your pre-pregnancy weight! That is amazing. Maybe we can start a post-pardum thread once most of us have had our babies.

I had a good birthday yesterday. I treated myself to a manicure and pedicure (felt heavenly!) and DH got me floweres and such.

Right now I am just so anxious for this baby to come, I just can't concentrate on anything else! Feels like the rest of my life is just a fog I am walking through until the baby comes. Anyone else feel this way?

Jen, you hanging in there?!

Scully, I hope you are okay!!!!

Love,
Sara

Jen
08-22-2001, 10:40 AM
Happy B-day Sara!!!! Yes it would be a nice gift to deliver today but you can't possibly be that lucky.

I'm in the complaining/feeling sorry for myself mode today. last night I kept waking up wanting to cry because there was always something wrong. I had heartburn, numb hands, sore back, felt like I had to go to the bathroom, just felt miserable all the way around. I know I should be grateful, like you said about your friend Sara and also I have a friend who is desperately trying to get pregnant and not having much luck. She is pretty depressed and driving herself crazy with anxiety. I can't help it though. I wish this were all over.

Geneve - I'm glad to hear about your weight loss, it makes me feel a bit better. even if I do lose 25 lbs in the first 2 weeks that will still put me about 14 lbs heavier than when I first got pregnant but less than my all time heaviest prepregnancy weight. Why don't you go ahead and start a postpartum group and we'll join in over the next few weeks. Sara and I have 2 weeks (or less) to go but there are tons of postpartum mommies out there. If you don't I will start a new group later on as I need the support to help me deal with losing weight and I'll probably need help as a first time mom.

Take care all.

SaraB
08-23-2001, 10:51 AM
Hello, pg and pp friends!

Nothing new to report here, unfortunately!! My doctor visit went without event. I am still one cm dilated...sigh. I was hoping for another cm or two. Oh well, not that it really matters anyway. I had lost another lb at weight in and baby is measuing right on track.

My other two doctors would not induce labor unless their was a good medical reason (being overdue by at least a week, etc.) but she said induction is so safe these days she will induce up to a week before your due date. We are to think about it and if we want to schedule something can do so at the next appt. It can be hard to get a bed so she said it's good to schedule just in case and then we can always cancel if we don't need it or change our minds. I'm thinking I might go ahead and schedule for Sept. 6th or 7th (my due date is the 8th, a Saturday). I really don't want to go overdue. I am going crazy as it is. On the other hand, I really have no desire to be induced. Pitocin hurts!!! Any advice? What do you guys think???

I'm feeling about the same. I am good but just ready for this all to be over with...

Sara

Jen
08-23-2001, 01:02 PM
Sara, sitting here right now, I would vote for being induced. If the Pitocin hurts get an epidural as soon as you can. That is what I would do if I could. My dr said that she would induce me if I haven't gone into labour by my due date because of my size but I don't think that she would consider a week prior. I would jump on the opportunity! At this point the baby is term so there are no worries about that. Less one week is not going to hurt the baby and it will make life a little easier for you. That is my opinion anyway.

I am feeling so awful today it isn't funny. I'm just wiped out, I could lay in bed all day, no kidding. My eyes are all swollen and I just feel achey and miserable. I'm going back to bed for awhile and see if that perks me up a bit.

geneve
08-25-2001, 06:56 AM
hang on in there ladies....your babies will be here soon, just rest now...giving birth is like running a marathon so keep looking after yourselves.
i will start a post partum group just as soon as i get some sleep..
zzzz zzzzzzz zzzzzzzz zzzzz

RoadRunner
08-26-2001, 10:28 AM
Good MOrning Ladies!!
Not preg yet but trying hard..Been surfing the thread and wondering what everyone is going through..I have never had a child, but 3months ago became a proud mother of a 10 y/o and 5 y/o when I got married(their mom died of cancer 3 yrs ago)..It is very scarey to think of getting preg but I cant wait...My 5y/o has Down Syndrome soo I am more leary than most because of the challenges I go through every day....Hope to join the group soon~~~
RR
(3 days late and smiling!!!!:D :D )

SaraB
08-26-2001, 08:47 PM
RR -- Welcome to our group! I hope you'll have some official good news soon! There are early pg tests that can tell if you are pg from the day of your first period or even a few days before that. Good luck!

I'm still HERE, ugh. Doing fine, though. I'm trying to keep a good humor and keep my spirits up. Now being 2 weeks from my due date, at least I feel like the end is in sight! Jen, how are you hanging in there??? I figure God knows exactly when this baby's birthday is going to be -- it's just a matter of me waiting for it!

Hope everyone is doing well. Geneve -- I'm sending sleep vibes your way! :)

Love,
Sara

geneve
08-27-2001, 04:30 AM
Thanks Sara...I can't wait for another baby to arrive! I do feel sorry for you in this heat though...
RR-I hope this is it for you, BUT if not hang on in there and on this thread...as I guess you knoe now, having the babies is the quick part, raising them is the bigger picture. At least you'll have plenty of practice at that, being a step parent is hard work...I'm not one but I do have a step father and I gave him **** when I was younger:devil: and now my best friend has become a step father too and I see his two boys using all the same old tricks I did...hope yours are little angels for you.
Must dash DH has just come in with my two...he's been to post a letter and come back with the baby crying and the 4 year old with a grazed knee and hand!! Oh, the joys of motherhood!

Ada
08-27-2001, 10:49 AM
Well i'm into week 8 of the pregnancy. So far I have no other symptoms of being pregnant besides being absoultly exausted. Yesterday, after I led my 2 meetings I came home and took a 2 hour nap. My husband woke me up at 4:00 to go over to my in-laws. When we returned home at 8:00 I laied down on the bed to watch a little tv. I guess I fell asleep around 9:00. I was so tired my husband tried waking me up a few times to go for a wakl that he had promised me. I wouldn't get up. At 1:00 he woke me up to change and get into bed. I sleped the rest of the night and just woke up at 7:30. From what I've heard I have a little over a month of exaustion to go untill the third trimester.
RR good luck
Sarah two weeks to go! Congratulations!!!
I only have one meeting today so I am going to take it easy today. talk to you all later.
Allison
Sleepy in California

Alex's Mom
08-27-2001, 12:07 PM
Hi everyone, I feel so sorry reading everyone's post who are at the home stretch. It just sounds SO exhausting!!! From what I hear most people feel as if they can't take it another minute. My heart goes out to each of you. Rest when you can. I delivered my daughter almost 6 wk early, so I have NO idea of the end of the month blahs.....
I'm here at 18 wks. Feeling really good. I'm up about 6-7 lbs, which is just about where I wanted to be. At times I do fret weather I'm gaining or not gaining the right amount of weight. I'd say my diet it just about the same as before I conceieved with the except on getting in more fruits and veggies. Afterall, you only need about an additional 300 cals and that really isn't a lot of extra food. I'm doing well with my exercise too. I'm still at walking or using ellicptical machine. On occassion of use my beloved Firm tapes. I wish I could be more consistant with them. I think I've felt a flutter here and there, but I'm not always too sure. I can't wait until I start to feel that baby moving all around. I have my u/s in about 2 wks, so we're hoping to get a peak at the sex of the baby.
Welcome to all the new people, congratulations!!!

Ann

EDD 1/31/02

Jen
08-28-2001, 06:42 PM
Sara - I am right here with you, anxiously waiting for that little one to decide to make an entry into the world. I am due on the 6th so that is a little over a week. The dr said that she would induce me shortly after my due date because of my size and the baby's size so it won't be too much longer either way. I had an appt yesterday and the baby's head hasn't even dropped yet. I'd love to feel that lightening so that I can BREATHE again. I guess you decided not be induced early? Well keep hanging in there.

Ann - I know you have already been through a pregnancy but make sure you keep up with your exercise. I didn't and I regret it now. You'll feel that flutter soon!

Allison - I think I spent the first trimester completely asleep! It is exhausting but do try and stay with some exercise of some sort. I didn't and like I said to Ann I really really regret it. Now in my 38+ week I have a tough time even walking for more than a few minutes without getting out of breath and my back aching. I was already overweight to begin with and I have gained 39 lbs which was more than what I was hoping to gain.

geneve - my goodness, I can't even imagine managing a newborn let alone another child to boot. Take lots of naps is all I can say!

Ada
08-28-2001, 07:07 PM
I accually have a huge challenge in February ( I wii be 7 months pregnant) My brother is getting married and DH and I are in the wedding. I just ordered my dress. It was very difficult for me. I had to order a size dress I have never been in even when I was at my start weight. I am telling myself that it is ok, I am just going to be wearing a maternity size 10. I have been really religous about doing some form of movement every day and I ave been journaling everyday since I found out I was pregnant. I need that dress to fit! I can already tell that gaining weight is psycoligicaly going to be very difficult. I fought so hard to loose my weight and now I have to see the numbers on the scale go up. My goal is to only gain 25-30 pounds on this pregnancy. I will do my best!
Allison

Jen
08-29-2001, 11:53 AM
Hi all, still hanging in there. My biggest problem is not lack of sleep like Geneve but when I am sleeping. I have been sleeping in mornings but now I am having trouble sleeping at night. Today I stayed up but had a short nap earlier (only an hour) so hopefully tonight I can get to sleep at a reasonable hour.

Allison - that is great that you are keeping up with your exercise. I'm having a similar problem with a wedding. My SIL is getting married in Nov. so I will be several weeks postpartum. I am not exactly in the wedding party. It is a long story but her parents are being idiots and not coming to the wedding so my hubby is walking his sister down the aisle and we'll light the unity candle at the church and be in the receiving line. So I still have to buy a nice dress but there is no point until close to the date hoping that I will drop some pregnancy weight but I'll still have these massive mammaries so you know I'll never be wearing that dress again unless I have it altered after weaning.

Anyway I had a question to put out there for mothers who have already breastfed. I want to buy a breast pump. I am not willing to invest in an electric one as I will not be needing to pump a lot (I don't need to go back to work for a year) but I want it for when we need to have a babysitter or whatever. Can anyone advise me on brands? I already know not to get the cheap bicycle pump style. I have seen one by Gerber and one by Avent that look like they would be good, they are similarly priced, just wondered if anyone had an opinion.

SaraB
08-29-2001, 12:38 PM
Hello, friends! I am still here! What more can I say?!

Jen -- I am still considering inducing. The doctor wouldn't induce until the week before my due date, which is next week. I am considering scheduling for the 6th or 7th (my due date is the 8th) with the hopes that I still go on my own, but I have no desire to be overdue. It's feeling like it's taking long enough already!

Not too much else new to report...

Sara

Scully
08-30-2001, 06:27 PM
Hello girls!
Sorry to have been MIA for a while now. I am so darned busy that I rarely have time to post anymore. Next week my boys start school, and I am mentally preparing to get myself in labor mode.

Well, here I am at 36 weeks! Now, THAT is a hoot!!!! I am feeling good, and not too heavy - considering. At my last appointment, I have gained a total of 16 pounds. :cool: and I am happy that I was able to keep my weight down as much as I have. My fundal height was measuring 37, so I know that he is growing on target. My OB did an internal and found me dialated to 1 cm so far. :o which is not a total surprise for someone on their 3rd kiddo...
Poor DH was in shock, and I told him that it really doesn't necessarily mean too much. WE are not ready to have him be born yet! His nursery is still in progress and although I am not in a panic about that (since he will be co-sleeping in a bassinette in our room - since I am nursing) the room doesn't HAVE to be done. In the meanwhile, my FIL refinished the crib - and it looks like new again! It was the crib for all three boys! And I also have a Dutalier rocker-glider that needed to be refinished that he wanted to also do for us. Isn't that sweet?

I ordered my bedding set :D HURRAY!!!! But we have to wait 6-8 weeks until it is here. It's by Glenna Jean and is called High Sierra. I just found out that it is going to be a discontinured pattern! So I am so happy to have ordered it. It' s cream and beige with a subtle Dragonfly pattern on it. I really loved it SO much! I can't wait til it arrives!!!

I guess that is it for now. I go back to the doctor on Wednesday and the following week I will go in for the final ultrasound to see how big little mister is...or is it BIG mister? LOL

WELCOME to all our new girls! This is a wonderful place to start out and chat. If anyone is looking for a really social on-line mama's group, try this link... www.thelaboroflove.com

Look at the message board, register, and have a look around. It's really a great place for support and questions.
Not that I am trying to steer you away from here! But sometimes it's a great place to ask specific questions!

God Bless,
Scully and Bellybean
EDD: September 26th, 2001 :dizzy:

SaraB
08-31-2001, 11:12 AM
Hello, pg friends! Unfortunately not too much new to report from my doctor appt. yesterday. I gained 4 lbs! :( I haven't been eating too healthy this week so I guess I deserve it. Also I am still only 1 cm dilated. I was hoping for a little more progress, with all the contractions I've been having.

We did go ahead and schedule an induction to begin at night on Sept. 7th, so I would deliver on my due date. I'm hoping the baby will be a little early (any time now would be good!) so I don't have to be induced, but it feels good to know that a certain end is in sight -- and one week from today!

I pray this week goes quickly!

Scully -- great hearing from you! Sorry you are so busy.
Jen -- How are you?????

Sara