This is a place where I can rant and rave about being a first time mom. Don't like what I have to say? Build a bridge and get over it.
if implants are anything like rock hard, engorged boobies, i don’t ever want em
Okay. First thing you should know is; I really wanna breast feed. I would give up my ovaries if it meant I could breastfeed my baby. I love the bonding time we spend together. (Even if it is at 2am)
Second off; Breastfeeding is a bitch. A huge PMSing bitch,
From doing research and asking other BFing moms I’ve heard that i have an overactive letdown? When I’m feeding my LO it sounds like she’s drowning and choking on my milk! It’s really upsetting because it sounds like she is having such a hard time breathing and that kills me.
So I am going to see a lactation consultant before our second well baby today and hopefully get some good advice. I’m hoping I will be able to continue breastfeeding but if I have to pump and bottle feed I guess that would be okay too.
Did anyone else have this issue and can offer advice?
I had my baby! I was pregnant for 40weeks+4days. Those last four days were the worst four days of my life. Anyways, here is my story.
July 9, 2013.
I wake up at 1030am as usual and realize I’m having some slight cramping pains and some slight bleeding. I had my membranes stripped the day before so I wasn’t really TOO worried. Well as the day continued so did my pain and it was getting more intense, still not worried. My husband came home around 530ish and by then I was in tears every time I had a contraction. The pain at first wasn’t too bad. I just had to get use to it. Finally I looked at him and told him I wanted to go get my cervix checked just in case. We left our house at 8pm-ish. They hooked me up to the monitors to monitor babys heart rate and my contractions. 3cm dilated, contractions 2-4 minutes apart. Sent home for two hours to walk and dilate more. Go back at 11pm. 3 1/2 cm, contractions still 2-4 minutes apart. Sent home again!
July 10, 2013
After being sent home a second time I was beginning to get frustrated.. Oh hell who am I kidding, I was straight PISSED OFF. My contractions were getting stronger and pretty unbearable. They told me to go back when I couldn’t take it anymore or if my water broke. So I started myself a bath to try to relax and popped a unisom to try to help me sleep. I started having a contraction so I got down on my knees, hugged my birthing ball, and swayed. POP. My water broke. Kinda thought I peed myself. I got up, went to the toilet, more water came out. As instructed, I smelled it to make sure it wasn’t urine (This wouldn’t have been the first time I peed myself) It wasn’t. Then the sudden urge to vomit. As I’m hugging my toilet puking, more fluid leaks out. I wake up my husband (Mind you we’ve only been home 20mins MAX) and tell him we have to go back to the birthing center because my water broke and it was time. We get back to the birthing center and before I can even get in the doors I tell my nurse that I need an epidural and to call anesthesiology before she calls anyone else. I’m admitted at 12:30am. It takes about 20 mins for the team to arrive (I live on a military base and we don’t have a hospital and for night shifts everyone is on call so we had to wait!) By the time my doctor gets there, which was about 30mins later, I was 6cm. They start to work on my epidural… about 2 hours later they gave up. My back was swollen from labor and they couldn’t get in it so they gave up. Yes ladies, I went all natural. (I’ll skip all the gross details of my labor ;) just for y’all.)
Carlene Eva Largin was born July 10, 2013 at 3:59am. She weighed 8.25lbs and was 20 1/4in long. She was perfect.
I ended up spending 48 hours in postpartum care because the failed attempts for the epidural left me leaking cerebral spinal fluids and I was having “postural” headaches which basically means, I was stuck in bed because my head hurt so bad. I ended up having to do a blood patch which involved another epidural (Successful) and taking blood from my hand and pumping into my back to seal the hole.
almost 2 weeks have passed and so far.. Mommy life isn’t so bad! Not as bad as some people make it out to be. Maybe I just have a good baby. I breastfeed so I get lots of one on one time with her with skin to skin contact. She latches perfectly and eats great. We beasted our 1st well baby exam and have one this upcoming Tuesday.
Life is good.
Well ladies and… ladies cause I’m sure not a single dude will read this…
I am 40 weeks as of July 6th.. I still have not had my baby. I still have not had a single contraction. This is pretty depressing. I know that most first timers go over but I thought I would atleast feel SOMETHING by now.
I go in today, July 8th, to do my normal check up with the poking of the cervix and all to see how dilated I am. They are probably going to schedule my induction at this point too. I also heard I’ll have to go in a couple times this week to get “monitored”
Any one else who has gotten to this point have any advice before I lose my shit?
I never ever thought I would go this far into my pregnancy. I thought “Hey I had a super easy pregnancy, she’ll probably come around 36-37 weeks right”
As I sit here in my kitchen, cleaning at 12:20pm, I think to myself.. Why is she staying in there? I know it MUST be super comfy and all but I’ve done almost everything to get her out. Walking. Fail. Sex. Fail. Spicy foods. Fail. I refuse to take castor oil cause that just gives you the poops and it’s too late for evening primrose oil. My next doctors appointment is monday. I’ll be 40weeks+2. They are talking about inducing me at 41 1/2 if nothing happens before then.
I am seriously miserable. It’s not a physical miserable. It’s more of mental and emotional. I am so ready to meet my baby, I have prepared a super cute elephant nursery and finally gotten everything I need for her. And I am so tired of people asking me when I’m going to have the baby. Seriously? Half of these women already have kids so they know it’s gonna happen when it happens. I think the next person to ask me will get a swift opened handed smack to the face.
I’ve done all sorts of research on how to induce labor naturally and tried over half of them with no progress.
So as for now… 2cm, very low and very thin.
It doesn’t happen. Don’t let any person fool you. Men are super afraid of hurting the baby. Not to hurt your ego men.. but you’re not big enough.
I am 39 weeks and my husband refuses to have sex with me. He knows it is the biggest way for me to go into labor but he refuses. Honestly it makes me feel pretty unattractive.
Any other ladies have this issue?
So, Carlene likes to do this weird thing where she just pushes on my belly and makes it super round and super hard.. It makes me think I’m having contractions but I’m not… and if these ARE contractions.. they are total weak sauce. The doctor said she’s moved down but I can still feel her in my ribs which tells me she’s rather large!