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post #41 of 155
yeah-I asked about the weight thing...what the hell are you supposed to put?? Um, yeah I weigh this now...but hopefully in a couple of months I won't!!! LOL She laughed and put my pre-pregnancy weight back on it, wishful thinking? I hope not. And dh said just go get a new one in a few months when you feel better about everything...well ok but it costs $26 every time. And that seems wasteful...but the vain in me says...hmmm....
post #42 of 155
I couldn't imagine getting my picture for my license now; although people tell me my face hasn't changed. I agree that pregnancy pictures are nice, but not for a license. I hardly really look at my license picture though so I'm sure you will eventually forget it .

I have a snow day today. I love having an extra weekend day!!!:
post #43 of 155
The MW that we are talking about hiring for the birth is coming over tomorrow night to discuss arrangements. DH keeps asking why he has to be here for it, hey buddy, you're the one wanting a MW, not me so yes you are going to meet her! That is if I'm not completely comatose by 5pm, I have 5 appointments/activities before that to drag children to. Why is it that you start out with two things and then all of a sudden that exact day happens to be the only time everything else that needs to occur can be scheduled?
post #44 of 155
I had to have my driver's license renewed a few months ago...I didn't mind too much, but I was in a hurry and just answering, yes, yes, yes, so I accidentally had her keep the weight the same, and when I thought about it I figured it didn't matter because I'll be that weight again soon! (Last time was pretty soon postpartum, and since I gained 40 lbs last pregnancy and so far have gained like 25 this time, I figure I'll be down to that weight a few weeks after birth anyway.)

We had an eventful weekend- Saturday I woke up at 5AM with infrequent but painful contractions. They didn't get more frequent, but they just would.not.stop. all day, so I called my MW, who said to take a bath, take some calcium magnesium, drink a lot, and call her back later if I had more than 3 or 4 in an hour. I enjoyed the bath, added a nap into the equation, but still had to call her later. So we ended up seeing her at 10pm Saturday. She'd looked through the paperwork and calculations for the due date, and reminded us (we had totally forgotten) that while we had calculated our due date based on when we think I ovulated, based on the LMP it would be two weeks sooner. So I could be at 36 instead of 34 weeks. In which case practice labor would be much more normal! She told me to take it really easy this week, but next week I can go back to my normal activity level because she feels comfortable with anytime past 37 weeks. I was in total shock when she said, "You can have a baby next week!"

I am on also now on abx for a suspected UTI, so maybe that was why I was contracting. We also found out I have gestational diabetes, which apparently means I can eat... salad? : I'm sure there is way more to it than that, just haven't read up on it yet. On the plus side, baby is no longer posterior!
post #45 of 155
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Originally Posted by Gnatty View Post
I was in total shock when she said, "You can have a baby next week!"

I am on also now on abx for a suspected UTI, so maybe that was why I was contracting. We also found out I have gestational diabetes, which apparently means I can eat... salad? : I'm sure there is way more to it than that, just haven't read up on it yet. On the plus side, baby is no longer posterior!
Sorry about the GD and UTI!

I realized as I was flipping over our calendar that 37 weeks is next week! How crazy is that?
I'm thinking we should probably get the birth tub in here!
post #46 of 155
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Originally Posted by ShineliketheSon View Post
Well I'm off to 6 hours of scrapbooking! Yeah! I need to get DD caught up to her age now before baby arrives as I'm sure I won't have much time for extra curriculars for a while!
Oh!!! I'm so jealous!!! I hope you got a lot done...6 hours of scrapbooking sounds heavenly. I actually have a scrapbooking club, but haven't been able to go to my own club for two months now (we meet monthly from 6pm - midnight) because of PSD...see my sob story below.

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Originally Posted by wobblykate View Post
I did get my mei tai...
I have one of those too (and I love it) plus two different Maya Wraps...but a girlfriend peeked my interest in a Baby K'tan...so I think I'm going to get myself one of those too. They look AWESOME!

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Originally Posted by PicklinQueen View Post
but I never thought about cervical mucous as an extended topic of conversation before....
Thanks...I got my belly laugh in today!!!

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Originally Posted by herbanmama View Post
What shall I do with my snowed-in day?
We have lots of days like that here (in Wyoming)...our favorite thing to do on cold, snowy days is to "Play Snow". So the kids get a couple of big beach towels and put them down on the carpet while mommy goes outside with the biggest bowl from the house (our bread bowl) and shovels fresh snow into it. Then the kids get out whatever kitchen utensils satisfy their fancy, plus other bowls and such, and they just sit in the living room playing with the snow...making snow cupcakes, snow food, snow men...whatever. It makes the time go by for us on those miserable days.

About me...well, my due date is also in just one month (April 2nd) : and I am so ready to be done. About four weeks ago my PSD got pretty bad and I had to go in and see a physical therapist. She determined that the left side of my hip is so deviated that I am at risk of tearing the cartilage at the front of my pelvis. So I'm going in tomorrow to be fitted with a special belt, and she's going to show hubby how to manipulate my hip back into place before the belt is tightened. Right now I'm on a no stairs, no lifting, and taking darvaset for the pain regimen. But if the belt doesn't work tomorrow, then I have to use a walker or wheel chair for the rest of the pregnancy!!! AHHHH!!! Send good vibes ladies! I'm so glad you're here to hear me complain!
post #47 of 155
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Originally Posted by Gnatty View Post
we had calculated our due date based on when we think I ovulated, based on the LMP it would be two weeks sooner. So I could be at 36 instead of 34 weeks. In which case practice labor would be much more normal! She told me to take it really easy this week, but next week I can go back to my normal activity level because she feels comfortable with anytime past 37 weeks. I was in total shock when she said, "You can have a baby next week!"

I am on also now on abx for a suspected UTI, so maybe that was why I was contracting. We also found out I have gestational diabetes, which apparently means I can eat... salad? : I'm sure there is way more to it than that, just haven't read up on it yet. On the plus side, baby is no longer posterior!
Holy cow on the NEXT WEEK thing! THat's an eye-opener, huh!? Sorry about the UTI and GD though; that sucks! But yay for an anterior baby!
post #48 of 155
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Originally Posted by goodmomma76 View Post
yeah-I asked about the weight thing...what the hell are you supposed to put?? Um, yeah I weigh this now...but hopefully in a couple of months I won't!!! LOL She laughed and put my pre-pregnancy weight back on it, wishful thinking? I hope not. And dh said just go get a new one in a few months when you feel better about everything...well ok but it costs $26 every time. And that seems wasteful...but the vain in me says...hmmm....
I'm pretty sure it's only that much to RENEW your license. You can get a new copy of it for just $10 if you happen to lose it... get plastic surgery... etc. It was only $10 when I got mine after I finally changed my last name. Of course this all probably varies by state.
post #49 of 155
momtokimari-i looked on line, and you are right!! $10...I think that sounds better...I can do that...why does that sound so much more reasonable???
post #50 of 155
Y'all, I have had the weirdest sensation today - the baby feels so *high* in my abdomen! It's like instead of dropping, he's...rising? I can literally feel my lower ribs being pushed apart, and I feel pressure on my diaphragm and stomach; it's all very uncomfortable! He's been really really low thus far, so I haven't had shortness of breath or any of those upper-torso symptoms, but man, it's come on really suddenly and I'm not liking it! I wonder if my uterus is just getting to be that big and high, or if he's somehow in a different position. Either way, I'm hoping I'm not this uncomfortable for the rest of my pregnancy.
post #51 of 155
I keep meaning to post in the chat thread, but usually barely get time to read through much of it. It's hard for me to believe we're really at 8 months!
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Originally Posted by momma2be_k View Post
anyone else praying that this baby stays put until after their due date so they can get everything in order beforehand?
Yes! Though my main reason for hoping baby stays put is that my mom is coming out on my due date. I SO want her here to watch DD when I'm in labor. If i go into labor early, we don't have any great solutions, though I do have a few backup plans - a family friend who can come in if it's the week before (she's great, but DD doesn't know her, really) or our babysitter (DD knows/loves her, but I don't really want her around when I'm in labor). I'm also feeling unprepared.

Everything still going well with the pregnancy, though this weekend was a challenge. DH left for over four days to go visit a good friend of his. I knew it would be challenging looking after DD alone while 8 months pregnant (and of course, she had a horrible cold when he left and was extra clingy/whiny/tantrum-prone), but figured we'd manage fine. I didn't count on falling while trying to carry her down the four flights of stairs in our building (she can walk down them fine, but has been insisting on being carried lately) and spraining my ankle badly. Ugh. So, one clingy toddler, one exhausted, 8-months-pregnant mother with a sprained ankle, no DH, and a building with tons of stairs. Not fun. Today, at least, I was back at work, our babysitter was here for 8 hours, and DH gets home tonight. I'm counting down the hours...
I'm hoping this ankle heals quickly so I can be as active as I'd like during this final month!
post #52 of 155
OMG acp, nurse that ankle as much as possible. Not a fun injury while pg, I'm sure.

*Amy* - I'm with you on baby being up in my ribs all of a sudden. She's growing, but she's hasn't dropped yet.

Tons of bh today...rather uncomfortable waddling through the mall returning things...but I did end up getting a rug for baby's room and some crib sheets :.
post #53 of 155
Also wanted to say that I HATE packaging. I just spent like 2 hours undoing those stupid little plastic barbs they put through everything. I hate them. Half the time they practically ruin whatever they're attached to, regardless of whether you use scissors. Ugh. And then all the plastic and cardboard. Why does a towel need to be wrapped in plastic with a plastic hanger and a piece of cardboard inside and a paper label? Isn't that overkill? Sucky thing is, I'm only like halfway through. I'm only going to take the tags off of things I'm sure she'll wear, though. I received a lot of "hand-me-downs" with tags still attached and it was really nice to get something new.
post #54 of 155
Hello everyone,
This is my first time posting on a weekly, so I'll jump right in. I am 35 weeks tomorrow! I am so ready to have my baby in my arms and not be pregnant! This is my third baby in less than three years and it has been a more challenging pregnancy for me. This week has been full of nesting thoughts and no action as was noted in a thread recently. I could only laugh. I'm on bedrest for 4 hours each day, because I keep spilling protein when I'm not obeying bedrest rules. So I have finally given in and am doing my time. It's hard, because whenever I sit for the four hours, I just want to keep sitting .
Today, however, I sat for two hours and then got up and swept my floor, got rid of some toys and organized my kids' play area. And sat back down for two more hours. It felt really good to actually put some thoughts into action.

I am planning a repeat c-section as a result of a previous dehiscence in my uterus. After all of my studies, I have run into so many moms in my situation that have ruptured even before labor that I constantly have fear in the back of my head that says "what if I don't make it to the c-section? what if you rupture before then?" So I just really want to be done and have this pregnancy and its risks behind me. I have three weeks left until the c-section.

Yesterday, I was surprised with a baby shower. It was so nice and unexpected since we only moved to the area recently.

I also have been feeling like the baby is so high. I was breathing so hard after the sweeping that I did today.

We're almost there!
post #55 of 155
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Originally Posted by mamamccloud View Post
I am planning a repeat c-section as a result of a previous dehiscence in my uterus. After all of my studies, I have run into so many moms in my situation that have ruptured even before labor that I constantly have fear in the back of my head that says "what if I don't make it to the c-section? what if you rupture before then?" So I just really want to be done and have this pregnancy and its risks behind me. I have three weeks left until the c-section.
Oh how scary! So you've got it scheduled for three weeks from now? What's the date??? How exciting to be able to ACTUALLY see the light at the end of your tunnel! :

Good luck...I sure hope you make it...sending good vibes! :
post #56 of 155
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Originally Posted by *Amy* View Post
Y'all, I have had the weirdest sensation today - the baby feels so *high* in my abdomen! It's like instead of dropping, he's...rising? I can literally feel my lower ribs being pushed apart, and I feel pressure on my diaphragm and stomach; it's all very uncomfortable! He's been really really low thus far, so I haven't had shortness of breath or any of those upper-torso symptoms, but man, it's come on really suddenly and I'm not liking it! I wonder if my uterus is just getting to be that big and high, or if he's somehow in a different position. Either way, I'm hoping I'm not this uncomfortable for the rest of my pregnancy.
Amy, I've felt this way through much of the last few months. When the baby stretches out.... it's even worse. Pushing up into my ribs... breathing is always shallow and short (except for the slow deep breath I now involuntarily take about every 5 minutes.... DH is ALWAYS making fun of me for it) . I felt around my ribcage over the weekend and realized just how WIDE and SPREAD OUT it is! WOW! I suppose going from a 34C to a 40D wasn't just because of weight gain, but because my ribs were spreading SO MUCH! LOL.
It stinks that his movement "upwards" is so sudden..... but I'm crossing my fingers that my baby (and everyone's baby!) will drop within the next week or so providing us all some much needed breathing room. (I'd rather be peeing more often than continuing to have a hard time breathing... FOR SURE).
post #57 of 155
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Originally Posted by *Amy* View Post
Y'all, I have had the weirdest sensation today - the baby feels so *high* in my abdomen! It's like instead of dropping, he's...rising? I can literally feel my lower ribs being pushed apart, and I feel pressure on my diaphragm and stomach; it's all very uncomfortable! He's been really really low thus far, so I haven't had shortness of breath or any of those upper-torso symptoms, but man, it's come on really suddenly and I'm not liking it! I wonder if my uterus is just getting to be that big and high, or if he's somehow in a different position. Either way, I'm hoping I'm not this uncomfortable for the rest of my pregnancy.
Here too! Yesterday though, she felt really low.
post #58 of 155
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Originally Posted by acp View Post
I keep meaning to post in the chat thread, but usually barely get time to read through much of it. It's hard for me to believe we're really at 8 months!

Yes! Though my main reason for hoping baby stays put is that my mom is coming out on my due date. I SO want her here to watch DD when I'm in labor. If i go into labor early, we don't have any great solutions, though I do have a few backup plans - a family friend who can come in if it's the week before (she's great, but DD doesn't know her, really) or our babysitter (DD knows/loves her, but I don't really want her around when I'm in labor). I'm also feeling unprepared.

Everything still going well with the pregnancy, though this weekend was a challenge. DH left for over four days to go visit a good friend of his. I knew it would be challenging looking after DD alone while 8 months pregnant (and of course, she had a horrible cold when he left and was extra clingy/whiny/tantrum-prone), but figured we'd manage fine. I didn't count on falling while trying to carry her down the four flights of stairs in our building (she can walk down them fine, but has been insisting on being carried lately) and spraining my ankle badly. Ugh. So, one clingy toddler, one exhausted, 8-months-pregnant mother with a sprained ankle, no DH, and a building with tons of stairs. Not fun. Today, at least, I was back at work, our babysitter was here for 8 hours, and DH gets home tonight. I'm counting down the hours...
I'm hoping this ankle heals quickly so I can be as active as I'd like during this final month!
:Quick healing ankle vibes!!
post #59 of 155
Wow, $10 to renew a license! Here its $75 (for a 5 year one)


acp, good thoughts for a fast recovery.


mamamccloud
post #60 of 155
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Originally Posted by mamamccloud View Post
I am planning a repeat c-section as a result of a previous dehiscence in my uterus. After all of my studies, I have run into so many moms in my situation that have ruptured even before labor that I constantly have fear in the back of my head that says "what if I don't make it to the c-section? what if you rupture before then?" So I just really want to be done and have this pregnancy and its risks behind me. I have three weeks left until the c-section.
Fingers crossed the baby stays in til then!!

A surprise shower must have been fun!Get lots of things you needed?!
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