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The Baby Thread

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by ButterflySouls, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. ButterflySouls

    ButterflySouls Little Dog

    Figured it'd be more useful to have one big giant baby-related thread instead of a million little ones.

    So in here you can brag about your baby, bitch about it, post pics, tell funny stories, anything baby related.

    I'll start.
    I read that it is NORMAL to get DIARRHEA in the beginning stages of labor.
    For the love of all things holy tell me that's not true.

    If it is, I don't think I can do this bro.

    Also, Marcy's taken to shoving her little feetsies up under my ribs.

    And here's something relatively positive: I'm going to start interviewing pediatricians tomorrow. Yay!
  2. Harleys Momma

    Harleys Momma Good Dog

    Haha welll it is for some, its usually before not during, but its your bodys way of 'cleaning out' because if you dont plan to get an epidural (in which case you get an enema before hand) its very common to take a crap while pushing out baby, so if you go before theres nothing left for later... so wonderful isnt it?

    I always love how pregnancy is made out to be this glorious beautiful thing when in all reality its nasty lol There are good sides but there are far more nasty ones really but those some how always get left out lol

    I also feel you on the ribs. I have a month to go as of today. My monster dropped down a month ago and he still likes to beat on my ribs. I literally fight him and my mom thinks its quite hilarious. Ill wedge my hand in between my ribs and his feet when he pulls them back for a kick and he will just push against my hand trying to get me to move so he can stretch back out/try and get my ribs to move.
  3. omgrobyn

    omgrobyn GRCH Dog

    Thank you! I'm so sick of people like my damn mom making all that mess out to be wonderful and beautiful and blah blah blah.
  4. destinoscelgo

    destinoscelgo Good Dog

    Let me tell YOU about the runs! Lol i was told "oh youll be constipated" then they put me on an iron supplement..."take it with colace (or whatever) cause these pills will really block you up." Me??? No fucking way. Im that SMALL percentage that shits 5 times a day..

    Anyway...tmi lol im being induced in two weeks (one week before my due date) because they are afraid he is "too big"
    Im going to start drinking this raspberry leaf tea that i got at whole foods to "prepare the uterus" for delivery. Ive heard stories of women getting alot of braxton hicks contractions after drinking some. Hopefully it will work for me because i really dont want to be induced =\

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  5. Harleys Momma

    Harleys Momma Good Dog

    Ive always wondered why they dont advertise pregnancy for what it really is.. that alone would probably scare half the teens who dont use birth control into using it lol Granted there are some really awesome sides (as Im being jabbed in my ribs) but its definitely not all flowers and pixie dust magic like I sure thought growing up!

    Let me know how that works. Once I get to the 27th of this month Ill be 37weeks and my hubbys going to love me. Ill be all over him. Sex has been proven to help get labor started (and it worked with my first) But this pregnancy it causes me crazy contractions for quite a while after so Ive been avoiding it... but once Im at that full term mark (I want to avoid the nicu, had to do that with my first, not fun) we can make up for lost time haha.
  6. lmwst18

    lmwst18 Good Dog

    Unfortunately, or fortunately, I skipped any kind of labor as I had an emergency c-section. So I got to skip the poop and pain haha.

    Grant is 7 months old today. I wish he would give me a present by going back to sleeping through the night.. BLAH getting through a growth spurt and teething.. I'm a walking zombie right now... SLEEEEEEEEEPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP
  7. destinoscelgo

    destinoscelgo Good Dog

    I'll let you know The box says it is safe to take your whole pregnancy, but I had just recently heard of it on the What To Expect forum I'm on. I'll tell you this, I'm drinking my first cup now...it tastes pretty good =)

    I wish I could have sex right now, I haven't had sex in over a month because once he started to drop I started to swell so bad it actually hurts, no matter how much lube I've used. My doctor also thinks I may have developed a "temporary allergy to semen" lmao figures my ankles havent swollen at all...but the important stuff has!
    And our due dates (my actual due date) is only one week before yours I guess then, mines the 7th lol

    Butterfly when are you due?

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    I've heard emergency c-sections are crappy to go thru. That's why my doctors want to induce me to "avoid having to do an emergency c section in case I can't push him out" (they think he will be about 9.5 lbs by my due date...)
  8. ad_shannon

    ad_shannon Good Dog

    By the time I was done being pregnant with Bella I was HUGE. and I mean not a little huge I was all belly. I am not a big girl to start with so by the end when I couldnt tie my shoes anymore or I couldnt get close to the sink cause my belly was in the way.....UGH. As soon as I reached 38 weeks I told my husband to get her out. I knew sex was a big thing that would do it and I didnt care about "making love" at that point my husband had ONE assigned task.

    I want to see everyones pictures!!! Post yourself at your biggest with your baby!!
  9. destinoscelgo

    destinoscelgo Good Dog

    Thats how I am now =( But oddly enough, Ive only gained close to 30 lbs. Its just all...front lol Its like...TIMBERRRR when I stumble (which is often)

    I'll post some from my baby shower which was last week
  10. SBTlove

    SBTlove Good Dog

    I think its different for all women. I was in prelabor for like 2 weeks and the only thing different was I was terribly uncomfortable and I had Braxton Hicks contractions.
    However I did learn during labor (18 hours of it) that its not uncommon for women to vomit. That is the most painful thing in the world for me is vomiting. I did that for 2 hours straight before they would finally give me something. However if that hadn't happened I wouldn't have been able to deliver her naturally because it turns out that is what got her into the birth canal. I hate vomiting.

    By the way...GET the EPIDURAL

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    That sleeping through the night thing. I've been told forget about it until they are like around 2. My daughter slept through the night pretty early on. Then the teething started. Which was fine. We would go a few weeks and be up with her, then a few weeks and she'd sleep through the night. And its been on and off like that since 6 months. She may go a month or two and sleep through the night. But then we will have a few weeks (We just got the eye teeth in, those are not fun at all) and then we go a few weeks.
    By 18 months she was sleeping really really good on her own. Then we moved and she got a new room. That took a few weeks. We just now at 20 months had her sleeping soundly. But after she got sick the other day and had the seizure, I've been too scared to let her sleep by herself until her fever truely broke. But starting tonight, now that she is better. Its back to her room.
  11. ad_shannon

    ad_shannon Good Dog

    I gained 27 lbs but it was ALLLLL baby. This picture was taken 2 months before my due date and I felt ridiculously huge. Nothing fit I couldnt walk right anymore....And what makes it worse is any time my husband saw me in yellow he would call me a "bumble bee"

    40347_419155946518_588401518_4953319_806598_n by EspysWife, on Flickr

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    YES YES YES Numb from the eyebrows down. TRUST me it is worth it. Youll love your little bundle of joy so much quicker ;)
  12. destinoscelgo

    destinoscelgo Good Dog

    My mama and I

    Preggo being lazy lol


    the closest belly shot I've got lol
  13. ad_shannon

    ad_shannon Good Dog

    AH I remember those days "Could you please just hand it to me? I can not reach over my belly"
  14. destinoscelgo

    destinoscelgo Good Dog

    lol at my last appointment thats exactly how much I've gained. too funny
  15. Mollie's Nana

    Mollie's Nana Krypto Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    It is a wonderful and beautiful thing to have a baby..... eventually, but not at the exact moment you're going through it. Think of it like this.... you're sick, you can't lay on your stomach anymore, you get kicked in the ribs, usually if the baby gets hiccups, you get them too, but you hiccup, then the baby, then you, then the baby.... eventually, that does become funny, even while you're pregnant. You get heartburn, you're miserably uncomfortable for the last 6 weeks... blah, blah, blah. But I will tell you this, every single time I look at my son or daughter, I KNOW it was all worth it!!!! :hearts:

    Oh..... and I can't help you on your first concern. I managed to let my "friend" talk me into drinking Castor oil :no2: ... so, um, yeah, I was in the bathroom. But it DID (I guess) induce labor, but being as my daughter was 3 weeks late and I'm the most impatient person on the planet.... that coupled with my late sister calling every single day that God sent and asking "Is it soup yet???" got the best of me, and back then, I would have never thought about a C-section unless it was absolutely necessary. Heck, I didn't even know what I was having till both my babies were out and screaming. I liked the idea of being surprised, and wouldn't change that for a minute, but needless to say, I went COMPLETELY natural with my son, and passed on the Castor oil/orange juice cocktail! :lol:

    Trust me.... it IS worth it... I promise!!!!

    Reason number one it's worth it......


    which eventually became this......


    Reason number 2 it's completely worth it......

    which eventually became......


    and the two... which became ........

    when they aren't being goof balls.....

    So yeah.... it's TOTALLY worth it!! :hearts:

    (sorry those last two pictures are HUGE :eek4: I am embarrassed to admit I have no idea how to edit them down either! :blush:
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  16. destinoscelgo

    destinoscelgo Good Dog

    Castor oil??? Is there a vomit smiley? lol
  17. SBTlove

    SBTlove Good Dog

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  18. Mollie's Nana

    Mollie's Nana Krypto Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Yep... :puke: (puke with the ":" on each end).... Hey, my friend told me it would make me go into labor, so I mixed it with OJ... could be one reason why I can't drink OJ anymore, but I always blame it on my daughter. :p

    This... I would love!! lol.

    Girlfriend... you DO have a purpose.... it's her!!! To raise her with dignity and morals, and to tell her she is beautiful and her life is worthwhile and worth living to the fullest.... to give her self esteem and courage and to teach her to be independent and brave and to take risks while at the same time being cautious.... to make sure she grows up with pride in her self, and full of self esteem and confidence.... that is your purpose. Your purpose is to BE her mom, and to be the best mom possible so she will grow up to be the best adult possible.... and in doing that, you couldn't ask for a better purpose on this earth!!! I listen to the Lady Gaga song "Born This Way"... and think, why couldn't that song have come out when my kids were little so I could have taught them some of the lyrics back then....

    "My mama told me when I was young
    We are all born superstars
    She rolled my hair and put my lipstick on
    In the glass of her boudoir

    There's nothin' wrong with lovin' who you are
    She said, 'cause He made you perfect, babe
    So hold your head up, girl and you you'll go far
    Listen to me when I say

    I'm beautiful in my way
    'Cause God makes no mistakes
    I'm on the right track, baby
    I was born this way

    Don't hide yourself in regret
    Just love yourself and you're set
    I'm on the right track, baby
    I was born this way, born this way

    Give yourself prudence and love your friends
    Subway kid, rejoice of truth
    In the religion of the insecure
    I must be myself, respect my youth

    I'm beautiful in my way,
    'Cause God makes no mistakes
    I'm on the right track, baby
    I was born this way

    Whether life's disabilities
    Left you outcast, bullied or teased
    Rejoice and love yourself today
    'Cause baby, you were born this way"

    Ok.... I didn't copy the whole song... but these lines, especially the bolded ones.... really stand out to me, and I think every mother should be singing it (at least these parts) to her child. :)
  19. Harleys Momma

    Harleys Momma Good Dog

    I have the swelling too (hes been head down and sitting down there since 19 weeks, Ive got all sorts of wonderful issues from the pressure) fortunately the swelling doesnt bother me, other than creep me out when I look down there. My bladder is a huge issue though, cant do damn near anything especially not sex related without having to fight back the need to pee even if I just went. I also have the reflux issues which cause me to cough constantly when I eat and drink and constant coughing while this pregnant, especially with a low baby.. well Im sure you can imagine how that goes :no2:

    You about 10 days ahead of me, Im the 17th (but we are planning, and hoping, hes early, my first was 9 days early)

    I feel so lucky, my son slept though the night for the first time at 4 months (I woke up in the morning and pratically jumped out of my skin when I realized he hadnt woke up that night.. to find him happily laying in his crib 2 feet from my bed just looking around) then he was consistently doing it by 6 months old. And hes still a great sleeper at 3 1/2.

    Dang I feel like a cow lol Ive gained 50lbs at least (I stopped weighting myself between appts because I dont want to know). Fortunately I was considered pretty underweight before (one of those scrawney people who cant gain weight no matter what, good for a girl but my poor dad and brothers hate it) so now everyone tells me how healthy I look and I swear my husband is in love more than before.

    Here are a couple pictures of my fat butt
    My mom and I at a family reunion on the 9th
    And with the hubby and brothers

    BILLBKLYN Good Dog

    I don't see what the big deal is in having a baby. All I did was just slip one past the goalie and 9 months later, voila!!

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