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Rachel May 17th, 2011 10:55 AM

Rachel's BTDT advice for surviving the third trimester - share yours!
 
♥ Do not ever (and I mean ever) sit in one of these chairs. If you do, you will be the laughing stock and brunt of jokes for your entire family for many years to come. Should you ever get pregnant again, you will be reminded of "that one time, you had to roll out of the camp chair" over and over again.

http://www.campingchair.org/wp-conte...camp-chair.jpg

♥ Don't take a hot bath while you're home alone. You might end up sitting there for a few hours waiting for help to get out.

♥ You will pee your pants and think your water broke. It's OK to go to L&D anyway. No one will laugh at you (well no medical professionals anyway).

Brittanie May 17th, 2011 10:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Rachel (Post 23918977)
♥ You will pee your pants and think your water broke. It's OK to go to L&D anyway. No one will laugh at you (well no medical professionals anyway).

I totally agree with this!! Same goes with any other concern. You are your doctor's employer, so DO NOT feel bad about calling if you are worried about something.

irishblessing May 17th, 2011 10:58 AM

Re: Rachel's BTDT advice for surviving the third trimester - share yours!
 
Keep as busy as possible and try not to cry! haha

PurpleQueen May 17th, 2011 11:01 AM

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Originally Posted by irishblessing (Post 23919014)
Keep as busy as possible and try not to cry! haha

ditto LOL

mafiamom May 17th, 2011 11:05 AM

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try not to get too frustrated as your insomnia increases..... nobody sleeps in the the 3rd tri. try to catch a nap when you can!

KMQ May 17th, 2011 11:07 AM

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This is going to sound awful, but screen your phone calls when you get close to your due date or overdue; the "have you had that baby yet" calls (especially from your own mother) will drive you crazy!!

To go along with Rachel's, don't sit in one of these chairs either. You will not get out without help :D
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/o...asan-chair.jpg

Rachel May 17th, 2011 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by KMQ (Post 23919120)
This is going to sound awful, but screen your phone calls when you get close to your due date or overdue; the "have you had that baby yet" calls (especially from your own mother) will drive you crazy!!

To go along with Rachel's, don't sit in one of these chairs either. You will not get out without help :D
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/o...asan-chair.jpg

:lol: Yeah, and people will even ask you this to your face, with your big ole belly standing between you. Try not to kill people. You might want to leave any dangerous weapons at home. :giggle:

way2gomom May 17th, 2011 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Rachel (Post 23918977)
♥ Do not ever (and I mean ever) sit in one of these chairs. If you do, you will be the laughing stock and brunt of jokes for your entire family for many years to come. Should you ever get pregnant again, you will be reminded of "that one time, you had to roll out of the camp chair" over and over again.

http://www.campingchair.org/wp-conte...camp-chair.jpg

♥ Don't take a hot bath while you're home alone. You might end up sitting there for a few hours waiting for help to get out.

♥ You will pee your pants and think your water broke. It's OK to go to L&D anyway. No one will laugh at you (well no medical professionals anyway).

:rofl: I'm sorry that happened to you Rachel... I can just imagine and it's hilarious.

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Originally Posted by mafiamom (Post 23919099)
try not to get too frustrated as your insomnia increases..... nobody sleeps in the the 3rd tri. try to catch a nap when you can!

:ditto:

- Try sleeping sitting up. Wedge pillows around you on the couch. It might work for a few minutes.

- Run cold water over your wrists when you are having hot flashes.

- Keep an extra change of clothes in the vehicle. You may start leaking from above or below.

- Keep pads in the vehicle, general rule of thumb is that if a pad is filled in an hour, it may be a waters leak. Of course, call your OB/midwife, but they may want you to wear one and see how long it takes to fill up, which can be a pain in the butt if you have none.

- Laugh often, but not too hard. No one wants to smell like pee.

Rachel May 17th, 2011 11:20 AM

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Oh, one other thing. Sometime during this summer, you're going to be out and about in the heat and you'll start sweating and swear you're leaking fluid. It is possible to sweat that much, honestly. :rollseyes:

Oh, I almost forgot. Sex really does help ripen the cervix for labor & delivery. This is not something made up by husbands to get lucky. ;)

w292737 May 17th, 2011 11:26 AM

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:giggle: when someone asks how much longer SMILE and say XX months/weeks/days what have you. do NOT let them see you waiver, they will see this and go for it. people don't mean to be mean, but it will come across horrible, so just don't give them that oppertunity

way2gomom May 17th, 2011 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Rachel (Post 23919293)
Oh, I almost forgot. Sex really does help ripen the cervix for labor & delivery. This is not something made up by husbands to get lucky. ;)

:ditto: Also - you can decide if you want to share with your DH/SO or not, but I've read that obtaining the "protein deposit" *ahem* orally ripens faster. Just FYI. Especially if you're on pelvic rest.

Brittanie May 17th, 2011 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by KMQ (Post 23919120)
This is going to sound awful, but screen your phone calls when you get close to your due date or overdue; the "have you had that baby yet" calls (especially from your own mother) will drive you crazy!!

Keep this in your bookmarks Have you had that baby yet?

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Originally Posted by way2gomom (Post 23919516)
:ditto: Also - you can decide if you want to share with your DH/SO or not, but I've read that obtaining it *ahem* orally ripens faster. Just FYI. Especially if you're on pelvic rest.

I was just going to say, don't tell your husband that! lol

Rachel May 17th, 2011 11:44 AM

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Originally Posted by way2gomom (Post 23919516)
:ditto: Also - you can decide if you want to share with your DH/SO or not, but I've read that obtaining the "protein deposit" *ahem* orally ripens faster. Just FYI. Especially if you're on pelvic rest.

I'm, um, gonna keep Neely in the dark about that one, OK? :giggle:

jdt May 17th, 2011 11:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Rachel (Post 23918977)

♥ Don't take a hot bath while you're home alone. You might end up sitting there for a few hours waiting for help to get out.

♥ .

HAHAH I just had this happen the other night. It probably took me over 5 minutes to be able to stand up. I was pretty close to calling my hubby for help but then I knew he'd make fun of me so I kept at it and finally got up.

Rachel May 17th, 2011 11:46 AM

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Funny story, sort of related.

Last night we were watching TV and a commercial for the sweet/sour Twizzlers came on. I said "I want to try those." Neely says "if horse manure was sweet and sour, you'd want to try it." I said "I don't think I'd ever eat horse manure." He was quiet for a minute and then said "hmm, I'm sitting here wondering if there's a way to make my semen sweet and sour."

I clobbered him with a pillow.

SewDivine May 17th, 2011 11:46 AM

Re: Rachel's BTDT advice for surviving the third trimester - share yours!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rachel (Post 23918977)
♥ Do not ever (and I mean ever) sit in one of these chairs. If you do, you will be the laughing stock and brunt of jokes for your entire family for many years to come. Should you ever get pregnant again, you will be reminded of "that one time, you had to roll out of the camp chair" over and over again.

http://www.campingchair.org/wp-conte...camp-chair.jpg

♥ Don't take a hot bath while you're home alone. You might end up sitting there for a few hours waiting for help to get out.

♥ You will pee your pants and think your water broke. It's OK to go to L&D anyway. No one will laugh at you (well no medical professionals anyway).

I sat in one of those chairs but it had the foot rest attached yeah it flipped over backwards on me :( it was at a BIG family gathering for one of brett's sisters college graduation.


I would say make sure if you have any concerns you talk to your dr and make them really listen.

mafiamom May 17th, 2011 11:46 AM

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when i was pregnant with tori, i was in the tub and noone was home. i had to flip over on my hands and knees to get out LMAO!

mccaroline May 17th, 2011 11:54 AM

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Androck chairs, you know the ones made out of wooden slats that are lower in the back and at the front - avoid them like the plague!

Do Not Google anything!!!

mandy5586 May 17th, 2011 12:02 PM

Re: Rachel's BTDT advice for surviving the third trimester - share yours!
 
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Originally Posted by way2gomom (Post 23919516)
:ditto: Also - you can decide if you want to share with your DH/SO or not, but I've read that obtaining the "protein deposit" *ahem* orally ripens faster. Just FYI. Especially if you're on pelvic rest.

Nope. I will definitely not be sharing that with DH. He would be all too willingly to help ripen my cervix as fast as possible, LOL

~*Nicole*~ May 17th, 2011 12:08 PM

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Despite your deepest urges, you can/will not be able to get everything done that you feel like doing on any given day and that's ok :D

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Do Not Google anything!!!
:ditto: especially for you FTMs!


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