(Closed) March 2014 Babies and Moms Part 6: We've Reached the Third Trimester!!!!

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  • Post # 182
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @hoogirl05:  Mine have been leaking since 16 weeks, but the amount has definitely increased the past week or so.  When are you going to get your nursing bra?  I wasn’t sure when I should get it since I feel like my boobs are still growing…. I feel like they have reached porn star status recently.

    Post # 184
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @bananasareyellow: I had read that too, but it still took me by surprise, so crazy. My friend gave me some nursing pads she liked (new, unused leftover pads in the package) so I have them on hand.

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    @onyx81:  Yeah, I think with the long weekend I might try and head to destination maternity to try on some bras. My friend who gave me the pads also gave me the advice below, which I”m going to follow so I’m prepared. She also reminded me to get NON underwire bras, as they can cause mastitis and hurt your newly developed and growing milk glands.

    “I’d go with 2 bras that fit your boobs now, 2 nighttime bras, and 1 nursing nightgown. You can go back after and get a bigger nursing bra for the first few months and get a sports bra around then too cause it’s unpredictable how big they’re going to be but they’ll definitely shrink back down eventually to the size they are now so you’ll get use out of the ones you get now too”

    Post # 185
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @hoogirl05:  Ooh, thank your friend for that advice! I just read this morning that we should all go out and buy nursing bras at this point, but to buy one cup size bigger than we are now. So I’m happy to have read her differening perspective before stocking up on a million of them in a bigger size. 

    Post # 186
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @hoogirl05:  Good point on the maternity bras. My best friend works in a lingerie store that specialises in bras for bigger breasts. I wear a G cup prepregnancy, although they havent gotten much bigger during pregnancy thank god! Im going to see her either today or tomorrow to buy mine as im starting to find my underwire bras very uncomfortable. She advised me to just get the size I am now as they are likely to swell when feeding starts but will go back down to where I am at the moment within a short time so I wont be purchasing a size up ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Post # 187
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @MeeShell:  I’m glad to hear you’ve made it past a big pregnancy milestone & that baby is healthy. Hooray for starting maternity leave! Have fun “nesting”.  I haven’t started classes yet. We have a late pregnancy class that comes with the labor & delivery tour next Wednesday. Tools for Labor, newborn infant care and breastfeeding classes in February. In March we are taking a different newborn infant care class with my IL’s because they want to brush up on their babies (they haven’t been around babies since DH & his sister were babes…30+ years ago).  

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    @hippomama:  Super exciting about your great ultrasound! Glad to hear baby is doing well & that the spot is gone! 

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    @hoogirl05:  Mine aren’t exactly leaking, but if i squeeze them I def have colostrum coming out. It’s really weirding out DH but I got super excited because it means my plumbing is working! 

    I started wearing nursing bras a while ago, mostly because my regular bras & the bigger ones i bought during pregnancy just weren’t comfortable anymore. At last measurement I was a 36DDD or something like that. I ended up purchasing the Bravado Body Silk Seamless nursing bra & I LOVE it. It doesn’t do much in the support department like a traditional underwire would but its soft and oh so comfortable. Their sizes are s/m/l/xl, etc so I picked up an extra large. It is SO comfortable & something I am comfortable wearing 24/7. Just las week I picked up my first bravado nursing tank, it’s wicked comfortable also. The bras are stretchy enough to accomodate my milk coming in for sure. 

     

    Post # 188
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Hey ladies. I’ve been lurking but haven’t really been commenting a lot. 

     

    I noticed I was leaking last night! Crazy! Mostly clear and some yellowish colostrum. I thought I would be super grossed out by it but I’m actually very excited. I had a breast reduction last March and was told there’s always a chance that I wouldn’t be able to produce milk. I’m hoping this is a good sign that I will be able to because I desperately want to breastfeed! 

    I have been having some drama with my In Laws. We live 9-10 hours away from family which makes visiting a little bit difficult. My husband and I are very private people and this will be our first child. That being said we told my parents and his parents that we really wanted the first few weeks to ourselves to bond with our baby and establish routine. Everyone seemed ok and fine with it. Come to find out my in laws are extremely upset and talking about it behind our back. So, when we were in town  recently my husband took them out to explain to them further our reasoning and to make them aware that this is not a slight against them and we really do want them to come out and stay a week with us, just not til after 3 weeks. Well, it culminated in my Mother-In-Law bawling on his shoulders saying “Why are you keeping my grandbaby from me? Why won’t you let me hold my grandbaby?” She wants to come out as soon as I am in labor and stay 24/7 for 1-2 weeks. I do NOT have a close relationship with her. Hell if anyone was going to do that it would be MY mom who is my best friend!! But it’s just not something I want. Apparently I am being selfish and keeping her grandbaby from her(this will be her third grandchild). I really want to talk to her but my DH says to just let it go. What would you guys do? I feel like this is going to cause a rift that they will never get over.  My ILs are very petty people who get upset at the little things, such as if we come into town and spend more time with my parents than them ๐Ÿ™ 

     

    Joy.

     

    Another topic, I had my 33 week appointment yesterday. My OB told me that due to my history of high blood pressure I will not be allowed to go past my due date of March 2nd, even though it has been controlled since it was discovered 1.5 years ago and have had no problems during pregnancy. I thought that was a little odd because I really don’t want to be induced. I don’t feel strongly enough about it to put up a stink about it. Also, I am now on weekly appointments and have to have a nonstress test every week to make sure the babe has good variables in heart rate. And next week Tuesday I have an ultrasound to check that the babe is growing appropriately and has had no growth restriction which apparently high Bridal Party can affect.  I’m glad that they are monitoring me but it seems a little excessive being that my Bridal Party has been controlled and I monitor it all the time(I’m an RN). Hmmm.

    Post # 189
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @NoMoreStew:  That really sucks that your Mother-In-Law is being like that.  Maybe you could appease her by saying that if things change you need extra help or feel like extended family should be there, then she will be the first to know.  But, as with all things relating to my own MIL, I would make DH deal with it! 

    I also had high Bridal Party prior to pregnancy.  I’ve actually been off meds for it since about 18 weeks because it was running low.  However, at my last appt. two weeks ago, the Dr. said that it was office policy to induce at 39 weeks with anyone that has a medical condition prior to pregnancy like high Bridal Party.  I am going to fight that one tooth and nail.  As long as my bp is staying low, baby and I are both measuring and doing fine, then I see no reason to deliver early.  I measure it twice a week and this past Sunday it was 102/70.  Perfectly within range. 

    I think that induction just opens a whole new level of possible problems that may lead to labor intervention and possible C-Section.  I have done the necessary steps to be able to get an epidural, but am leaning the way of 

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    @onyx81: and it will be a “game time” decision on if I get it or not.  At our labor and delivery class a few weeks ago, the nurse kept using the phrase “Take it to the BAR”.  Benefits-Alternatives-Risks.  These are what we should be thinking of and asking our Dr’s when they suggest things that we aren’t 100% comfortable with.

    Post # 190
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @NoMoreStew:  Since you asked what we would do in your shoes, I would defer to my husband, and if he says to let it go, I would do that. It’s his family, and he knows how he is most comfortable dealing with them. Let them be upset–once the baby arrives, they will be the last thing you are thinking about! 

    Post # 191
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @hoogirl05:  I am very concerned about the lack of underwire needed for nursing bras.  I was a 34 DD… I have no idea what I am now, and I am scared to get measured.  I definitely need some major support.

    We had my baby shower this weekend.  It was a little earlier than I would like, but my youngest sister was home from college, so she was able to come which is important.  I was surprised at how generous everyone was; little Hugo is going to be so spoiled!  I was also surprised that most people stuck to the registry.  the only people that got me clothes was my younger sisters who aren’t very experienced with babies and baby showers.  One of my good friends also got this beautiful quilt made for him, and it matches his sheets and crib skirt perfectly.  It looks like it came as a set.  I feel like things are starting to come together which is nice because I was really starting to stress out for some reason, and now I keep thinking, “Hey, I can do this”!

    Post # 192
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @hoogirl05:  

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    @hippomama:  Yeah, I feel super lucky to be able to have her there with me, and I love that she’s able to “use” me for experience. It’s a win-win all around, really. 

    Post # 193
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @MrsWBS:  I’m with you on the no doula thing. bring on the drugs!!

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    @hoogirl05:  my boobs have been leaking since about 20 weeks or so.. definitely annoying!!

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    @ThePrincessBride10612:  Thanks for the suggestion on the Bravado brand bras. is the sizing more geared towards the rib cage or the actual cup size? I think I’m going to stick with my bra extenders for as long as I can and then invest in some nursing bras….

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    @onyx81:  You are so lucky that your guests stuck to the registry! At my first shower 2 weekends ago, I think I got 3 things off of my registry… it was very frustrating as I have spent a lot of time researching the things that went on the registry… I will definitely stick to the registry or give gift cards for all the future showers I attend!!

    Post # 194
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @laa320:  I guess I’d say more towards the ribcage. If you check out their site they have instructions on how to measure yourself for their bras. I stuck with my bra extenders for as long as I could too but I ran out of cup & was just spilling out with boobies =) I tried to rock sports bras for as long as possible & still wear one a couple of times a week but started having problems with the seams really digging into my sides, even the XL ones. To be honest with you all I haven’t even put on a bra today & i’m SO comfortable!!!

    Thats a bummer to hear you didn’t get much off of your registry for sure! Do you have one more shower coming up? Have you been registry stalking to see if anything’s been purchased?

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    @NoMoreStew:  I’m really sorry to hear about your Mother-In-Law troubles, I love how outside family members make YOUR pregnancy about THEM and THEIR relationship with THEIR grandbaby/niece/nephew, nevermind the mom & dad who want to get to know their baby. It makes things so stressful! As long as DH is up for the task I think he needs to take point dealing with his mom and if they want an opportunity to have a relationship with this baby then they’ll just have to respect yours and DH’s wishes about giving you your space. Under NO circumstances am I considering hosting ANYONE in my home right after our baby is born, luckily both sets of grandparents live w/in driving distance. The distance makes it nice in the sense that Mother-In-Law can’t just pop over for an uninvited visit however it also means that when they come they’re going to be with you all for a while, sigh! Good luck to you. If Mother-In-Law is still huffy puffy about this around the time baby is expected I think she’ll need another talking to to remind her that she can’t come into your home with a chip on her shoulder because that won’t make for a very peaceful environment for a post partum mom and a new baby. 

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    @onyx81:  How exciting that your shower went well & that baby Hugo got spoiled! Super fun! 

     

    AFM – 31+1 today, I’m having an u/s tomorrow to see if my placenta moved away from my cervix or not. Can’t wait to see baby girl and how much she’s grown!

    Post # 195
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    Busy bee

    @ThePrincessBride10612:  i had an ultrasound today to check the same thing (to see if my placenta had moved up). And, it has! Baby was head down, placenta was higher, and towards the back and my fluid levels are good. I’m 33 weeks and apparently she’s weighing 5 lbs 3 oz. The tech said that was normal, but doesn’t that sound big?? I’m so nervous about having a large baby. I’m quite petite, and my husband is 6 feet and was 9 lbs 10 ounces when he was born. Eeeepp! I was 7.2. at birth and I’m only 5’4 so I’m scared!!

    Post # 196
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @jules28:  Hooray for no placenta previa! My girlfriend who is a few weeks ahead of keeps getting different guesses on baby’s weight. I think they give their best guess when measuring baby. At her u/s yesterday they said 5lb5oz for baby & she’s 36w. I hope the tech was wrong about your little ones weight ๐Ÿ™‚ Isn’t baby supposed to gain 1/2lb per week during the last 8 weeks or 3rd trimester in general? If thats the case baby has 3 1/2 lbs go to… that would give you a 9 pounder. ack! I’ll have to report back tomorrow on what my little girl is up to.

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