Hey citymom -
I have had a bit of nausea this trimester. It's usually at night before bed, which when I had some nausea in the 1st trimester was also at night...hmmm.
Well I have about 3 weeks left (although my husband thinks he'll be here sooner). I'm fine with that as long as he waits at least another week. Everything is still going well. I am having more contractions throughout the day but they're pretty sporadic. The only real issue I'm having now is carpal tunnel. It started about a week ago & is really uncomfortable. Our midwife assured us that it would go away after he's born but in the meantime, wear braces to bed at night & put ice on them. Besides that, we're ready for him to get here. His room set up & we have everything we need to keep him comfy.
By the way...has anyone used cloth diapers? We're looking into them for cost effectiveness & wanted to get some opinions on brands, worth the money, etc. Thanks all!
Last edited by Kbrady17; 07-10-2010 at 03:06 PM.
Very exciting day yesterday. We had our 37 week appt. and found out that I'm really measuring at 38 weeks (which puts me at the last week of July), I'm about 2 cm dialated, "thinning out nicely", and his head is low in my pelvis. Hooray!!! Of course I know I could stay at this level for quite some time so I'm not getting my hopes up too much. My husband on the other hand thinks Mack will be here next week. The nurse said we'll give him another week to incubate and then we can start "having some fun" to move labor along. Getting closer! Hope everyone is enjoying the last parts of their pregnancies.
That's so exciting! I'd love to know what the "fun" is that would help move labor along, do share if you find out!! I've been drinking my 3-4 cups of raspberry leaf tea like my life depends on it in hopes of getting things started so I don't have to be induced. (a big fear of mine)
I found a great company for cloth diapers. gDiapers.com
They have both cloth diapers and biodegradable diapers that are flushable. It's actually a really cool product they've come up with and I highly recommend them(although I obviously haven't put them to the real test yet). They have a lot of info on their website about how bad disposable diapers are, it's quite eye opening if you have the extra 30 sec. to watch the video on it. And their little gPants that cover the cloth or disposable insert are absolutely adorable with names for the colors like Grateful Red, and Genuine Vanilla Bean (I swear I have no stock in the company, just over the moon to have found something that's good for the environment).
I have my 37th week appt. tomorrow, hopefully I've made some similar progress, so jealous!!
Hey all -
Mack Edward decided to join us a bit earlier than planned. (38 weeks-4 days)
He came to us on Wed. July 21st at 1013 pm via C-section. He weighed 8 lbs 12.5oz, 21 inches long, & had a 13 3/4 inch head.
My water broke on July 20th around 1130 at night and I had my bloody show about an hour later. I started having contractions around 1215ish and labored at home for about 8 hrs. We got to the hospital around 830/9 that morning & luckily were able to get through registration & into a room fairly quickly. (Pre-register online everyone). I was already at 5 cm & 100% effaced so I figured we would have Mack by around 630 that evening....oh how life throws you curves. I labored for another 8 hrs and about 530 I started to push. At 830, pushing was still not getting him down past my pelvis. He was face up & would've come out face 1st which could've damaged his neck and shoulders. We ended up getting a C-section which happened about an hour & a half later. Luckily neither Mack nor myself were ever in any distress during the long labor & C-section. We're now adjusting to life with a newborn and I'm trying to stay off my feet & heal from the C-section. (Very hard for me b/c I'm an extremely active person). Mack did have a bit of jaundice when we 1st brought him home so we had to rent a light blanket & box for him. Other than that, he's eating, pooping, & sleeping well. I hope everyone has great deliveries & healthy babies. Enjoy the rest of your pregnancies.