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OK, that's it, I am calling the Chiro right now.  No more excuses.  ;-)  No to see if I can fit it in my schedule, and if they care if I bring a rowdy toddler and preschooler with me.
You and your Drs are in my thoughts today.  I hope they can keep that baby in there!
Good advice.  I am not large chested, so I don't know if bras are a comfort thing for you, but I find that in the first weeks, when I am primarily at home, skipping bras altogether is much more comfortable.  Things tend to be sore and sensitive in the beginning and letting the girls breathe as much as possible is best to prevent irritation.  I second the wisdom of waiting until your supply settles down to invest in any expensive nursing bras.  If you are large chested...
If I had a choice, re:overnight visitors, I would arrange it so they were here for the period after your partner goes back to work.  I try to line up as much help for the first 6 weeks as possible, to minimize being home alone with the baby.  But help= bringing you food, holding the baby so you can shower, taking care of laundry and chores so you don't have to worry about it and then not being offended when you and the baby hole up alone for hours at a time.  I definitely...
Ophelia:  you are describing my pain, exactly.  It is worse when I am on my feet a lot or doing a bunch of weight bearing activity in one day.  Like...cooking, carrying laundry up and down the stairs, lifting my toddler, etc.  Basically all the non-optional things I have to do as a stay at home mom.  I talked to my midwife, and Dr. Google, and I am pretty sure it is this: http://www.pelvicinstability.org.uk/faq.asp  The advice about keeping your knees together as much as...
I, personally, think Montessori programs for children that young are for the benefit of working parents, not the kids.  Which is not to say it can't be a great option for families that need childcare, or that they aren't super fun and a great experience for the children.  But I don't think they are *necessary* if you are home full time.  You can definitely provide an enriched home environment with lots of room to explore, and opportunities to spend time with other children...
Tugging pain on your bra line= your bra is too tight now?  I noticed recently that I definitely suddenly need a bigger band size on everything, tanks bras, etc.  I think your rib cage gets way bigger when the baby is this big and everything is getting pushed up into your chest cavity (gross).  If it's when you aren't wearing a bra, then IDK.  Pregnancy is so bizarre.   My favorite braxton hicks is the "I waited too long to get up and pee".  Stand up to go, huge tight...
We are having the ultrasound to check on the placenta again a week from Monday.  I opted not wait until 32+ weeks in hopes of not having to go back twice.  I asked today what the guidelines are at my office, and they said the like to see it 2 cm away, if it is closer than that, they refer to a MFM specialist, which they said will often ok a vaginal birth for as close as 1.8 cm, assuming whatever else the look at looks good.  3 cm sounds overly cautious to me.  Hopefully...
Ok, you have convinced me.  I will call tomorrow.  I hope it helps, because it is going to be a rough fall, otherwise.
I am 30 weeks today (or Wednesday,or really who the hell knows.  I'm having a baby sometimes in December ;-)  It feels a little surreal to be 2 months out already.  And then I also sort of am done with it already, which is an attitude I am trying not to indulge too much.  I need to set up an appointment with a chiropractor.  I have (self-diagnosed, but my midwife agrees that is likely what is going on) SPD and I am just in so much pain all the time.  Walking, sitting,...
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