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post #141 of 170
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Head is down. I'm pleasantly surprised, yet I should have known that mini-genius knows better what to do than I do. Well, that was a relief. Wewt.
: Congrats Nancy!!!! Is his/her face facing your tummy or your back (did they say if he/she is posterior or anterior)?
post #142 of 170
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Head is down. I'm pleasantly surprised, yet I should have known that mini-genius knows better what to do than I do. Well, that was a relief. Wewt.
I thought so, when I heard you were feeling hiccups down low. But good news!

Anyone else nauseous, and feel hungry but can't eat because there's NO ROOM anymore!? This guy literally kicks my stomach all day long, and I feel sooooo sick. Blah. I can eat about 1/2 cup of food at a time, I swear, before I feel full and sick again. This so sucks!

In light of this new development, I've decided, he can come any time. I don't care if I have a Pisces or an Aries. I just want to not be pg anymore.

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post #143 of 170
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Originally Posted by MI_Dawn View Post
I thought so, when I heard you were feeling hiccups down low. But good news!

Anyone else nauseous, and feel hungry but can't eat because there's NO ROOM anymore!? This guy literally kicks my stomach all day long, and I feel sooooo sick. Blah. I can eat about 1/2 cup of food at a time, I swear, before I feel full and sick again. This so sucks!

In light of this new development, I've decided, he can come any time. I don't care if I have a Pisces or an Aries. I just want to not be pg anymore.

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I haven't been feeling too full or sick but I can't seem to eat anything, big or small without getting heartburn. I second your last statement!!
post #144 of 170
Yeah, the heartburn is a bit annoying -- to say the least.

Fortunately, PEanut's feet seem to kick out to the side rather than up into my stomach. It's the BUTT that rides up on me all the time (nice to know exactly what it has been all this time).
post #145 of 170
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Originally Posted by michanders4 View Post
You know Lindsay every time I read a post from you I think this but never say it so I'm saying it now. You seem like such a fun person - I'd love to have a friend like you IRL . You seem so animated and happy and I really admire that!! Oh, I also admire the relationship you seem to have with your DD - very cool !
well.. THANKS!! Way to put me on cloud 9!!!

Id love to be real life friends with all of you guys! We seem to all click and give REAL advise to each other!! Im a lurker on the babyctr board and they are always fighting!::
post #146 of 170
yea for head down babies : and passing exams :
post #147 of 170
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: Congrats Nancy!!!! Is his/her face facing your tummy or your back (did they say if he/she is posterior or anterior)?
Posterior, at the moment, but the doc says it's very likely to pivot around when necessary. She wasn't concerned. We shall see!
post #148 of 170
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Posterior, at the moment, but the doc says it's very likely to pivot around when necessary. She wasn't concerned. We shall see!
Same with my little guy - he was posterior at my last scan and I just have a feeling he still is. My doctor said the same thing.
post #149 of 170
35 weeks today! :

Kate, that song is so sweet, your babe is truly blessed and will certainly grow up with a very special relationship with music.

I totally can't find my cervix either! Mystery cervix...
I'm pretty sure things are holding together though, don't feel ready to go any time soon.

Dp and I have been arguing about finances for the past 2 hours. He's a self-employed carpenter and teaches an art class at a local university, which means we have no money. He has been around the house for the past 3 weeks, this is so stressing me out. I wish I could work more, but I'm a doula and a yoga/dance teacher and I can't increase my hours - I'm in the middle of subbing my classes out for the birth and beyond, and can't handle being on call or attending births this late in pregnancy. I feel pretty trapped and helpless. There is just...no work. *sigh* We started arguing about having to buy a new mattress, ours is too soft for bedsharing and I am really prioritizing this mattress and he doesn't understand that we can's sleep an infant on a super soft pillowtop mattress! I mean, he gets it, but is like "We'll wait 'till the last minute". I'm totally nesting, and the prospect of waiting last minute is just killing me - when is the last minute? Who knows?

We have absolutely no money, I have no insurance, yet was denied for state medical assistance. How will I pay the midwife? I'm concerned.

On a lighter note, I have almost completely purchase all items on my birth kit list. That makes me very happy. Thank goodness for the nice check my MIL wrote me as a birthday gift!
post #150 of 170
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[QUOTE=herbanmama;13358876]

Dp and I have been arguing about finances for the past 2 hours.
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We've had a few of those the last few days...though not as serious as your situation-I'm sorry you have to go through that!...I do think that adding another person to the family just makes that a concern no matter where you are financially. I am a SAHM and DH just got switched to salary so no longer makes his overtime (due to the economy) yet still has to work alot more hours...though I'm not complaning as he has a good job. Anyway, I finally got all the cloth diapers but then I realized we need wipes, powder, baby wash, nursing bras etc...all that stuff you get from your shower the first time around you have to get yourself this time. And unfotunatly I know our friends and family will buy outfits and toys for baby which is soooo not what she needs! Anyway, sorry for the vent. It's so hard when you are "nesting" but you financially you can't get that stuff right now.

DH hasn't been very understanding about household chores. I don't think he really understands how hard it is for me to be 8 months pregant and take care of DD. I do the best I can but I'm so tired and sore and my personality has never been to keep up on everything everyday. I wish he would just accept it. We don't argue about it...he just comes home and does what I didn't do and shuts down toward me. It's his personality that he can't relax till everything is done...which is fine but then I hate that he's distant to me because of it. I've been very very emotional the last few days...I cry for nothing and it's so hard when he's distant. And then I've been working so hard at finding good deals on cloth diapers to save us money and I'm excited about cloth diapers-it's my new passion!...last night he saw the new ones I got and he just said "I don't think they'll work as good as disposables"...talk about taking the one joy I had in my days lately! He is a good man and he really cares about me...maybe I"m just being too emotional?
post #151 of 170
Something so nice about the HB midwives is that they seem to do more by feel than the hospital-based CNMs (and I've never seen an OB so don't know about that...). And, they say they can hear where the placenta is on the fetoscope. Anyway, many weeks ago one of them helped us (DH and me) to feel the head (which was down). That was neat! I never had anyone do that with my first pregnancy. Baby has been head down and with its back along my right side for at least 2 months now- I think longer. Hiccups are ALWAYS in the same spot. Anyway, maybe thats part of why I look smaller this time? Baby isn't sticking OUT as far.
post #152 of 170
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[QUOTE=emmaegbert;13359084]Something so nice about the HB midwives is that they seem to do more by feel than the hospital-based CNMs (and I've never seen an OB so don't know about that...). And, they say they can hear where the placenta is on the fetoscope. QUOTE]

Not all Hospital CNMs are different from HB midwives... we just had our appointment this morning and the midwives have always only checked position by feeling...today DD (4) got to feel where the baby's head and knee were...she was so excited about the head being down (we've talked about this) she said "She's ready to come out now!". Well getting ready...but we still have 4-6 weeks to go!
post #153 of 170
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We have absolutely no money, I have no insurance, yet was denied for state medical assistance. How will I pay the midwife? I'm concerned.
Can you work out payment plan with the mw? Mine just wanted an explanation and an effort, thats it. When times were tough, we paid our mw $30 a month. We JUST paid off DD:
Maybe voice some of your concerns to her, they are also a great networking tool, maybe you could find a new bed or work for DH or maybe trade with the mw!
post #154 of 170
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Originally Posted by emmaegbert View Post
Something so nice about the HB midwives is that they seem to do more by feel than the hospital-based CNMs (and I've never seen an OB so don't know about that...). And, they say they can hear where the placenta is on the fetoscope. Anyway, many weeks ago one of them helped us (DH and me) to feel the head (which was down). That was neat! I never had anyone do that with my first pregnancy. Baby has been head down and with its back along my right side for at least 2 months now- I think longer. Hiccups are ALWAYS in the same spot. Anyway, maybe thats part of why I look smaller this time? Baby isn't sticking OUT as far.
My BC/Hospital MW did that in January...and has helped me find the head every time since...but I think ours are special . Actually, it probably depends on the person. My baby is in exactly that same position and I think that definitely makes me look smaller than someone who is posterior...plus I have a wide torso/ribcage for her to hide in. Congrats on passing your exam!!::

herbanmama on the finiance issue...we're okay for a couple of months and then

Yay, Nancy!! Glad baby is head down! Very cool.

fairymom, hope cx let up until it's really time...would be hard to get anything done...Same to you, MelW--take it easy.

I'm hungry these days, mostly in the AM...in the PM right before bed I get some indigestion, but nothing super serious. God, I just hope the chiro can do something about my fingers :. They are totally distracting me...the right ones are numb and now my left wrist has decided to start popping all the time. annoying.
post #155 of 170
Last time I went to the OB, he told me I was right on about the baby's placement...of course I didn't remind him he had told me head down last time, and the only other big round thing to poke would be the rear!! But oh well! This babe has been head for as long as I could tell, with it's rear along my left side, kicking into the center of my belly, where the placenta is (it's anterior) I don't remember anyone ever telling me before so I just asked this time around...but I haven't felt hiccups yet...hmmm...

We have discussions about money...a lot, my dh is self employed contractor too...and there isn't much work...thankfully, he finally started doing something else in December to help pay the bills(along with the contractor jobs)...I think he liked it better when he could take it easy in the winter months, but is feeling pressure from being a dad and didn't want to do that now...makes me happy!!! I was feeling a bit resentful about it, because one reason we put off having a baby for a few years was financial, then decided to just go for it, now he is sooo worried it drives me nuts sometimes...
post #156 of 170
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Originally Posted by MI_Dawn View Post
I don't care if I have a Pisces or an Aries. I just want to not be pg anymore.
Amen Sista!!! I couldn't agree more!!!

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Originally Posted by herbanmama View Post
On a lighter note, I have almost completely purchase all items on my birth kit list.
Ok...you'll be my inspiration to get my stuff wrapped up! I just hate pestering hubby to get this done too...he's got the whole household on his shoulders right now...but at 37 weeks, it's really time to have all of that stuff prepared! But my water birth pool got delivered yesterday. Yippie! I'm tempted to set it up in the living room, put the kids in swimsuits and play in the pool all day.

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And, they say they can hear where the placenta is on the fetoscope.
My placenta is anterior so it's on the front, so my mw has had a hard time finding the heartbeat through the entire pregnancy. Luckily, she's been doing midwifery for over 20 years...so I know I'm in expert hands. Although, there is a slightly higher chance of the baby coming out sunny-side-up because they like to face their placenta at the start of labor. AND two of my three children have been delivered in non-normal positions. DS came out sideways (with the help of forceps...ouch!) and DD#2 came out elbow first...double ouch! My babies are so naughty!

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I'm hungry these days, mostly in the AM...in the PM right before bed I get some indigestion, but nothing super serious.
Me too!!! And when I'm hungry in the morning, I'm hungry for a real meal...so I'll usually eat up the dinner left-overs, or have a steak or yesterday I had a huge bowl of left-over chicken noodle soup and two pieces of buttered bread for breakfast. But then I'm not so hungry in the evenings and usually have heartburn instead. Weird!
post #157 of 170
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I just hope the chiro can do something about my fingers :. They are totally distracting me...the right ones are numb and now my left wrist has decided to start popping all the time. annoying.
I am really starting to get grossed out by my "sausage fingers". I've been lucky when it comes to swelling for the most part, but lately I really feel that I have sausage fingers!!!! I don't like the looks or the way they feel.
post #158 of 170
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Can you work out payment plan with the mw? Mine just wanted an explanation and an effort, thats it. When times were tough, we paid our mw $30 a month. We JUST paid off DD:
Maybe voice some of your concerns to her, they are also a great networking tool, maybe you could find a new bed or work for DH or maybe trade with the mw!

I second talking to them... alot of times they can work something out. Here there is a HB midwife who sees clients that don't have insurance and have difficulty paying, but I think they then have to give birth at the county hospital with an OB there. I'd think there would have to be someone who can help you.
post #159 of 170
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My placenta is anterior so it's on the front, so my mw has had a hard time finding the heartbeat through the entire pregnancy. Luckily, she's been doing midwifery for over 20 years...so I know I'm in expert hands. Although, there is a slightly higher chance of the baby coming out sunny-side-up because they like to face their placenta at the start of labor. AND two of my three children have been delivered in non-normal positions. DS came out sideways (with the help of forceps...ouch!) and DD#2 came out elbow first...double ouch! My babies are so naughty!
My placenta is anterior too I'm hoping it doesn't cause me problems. DD came out with her fist next to her head and that tore me pretty bad...but that was easly dealt with I don't want any other problems during delivery.
post #160 of 170
Oh, I should have been clear that I was just talking about the couple of CNMs that I've seen... not characterized them all... it just was so fun to have the chance for some guidance on what the heck I am feeling in there.

Overall its just been really nice to have the care of the HB MW (who also has 20 years of experience!) and her assistant, they are so calm and supportive, and I've been through a lot of stress this pregnancy like breaking my teeth, getting a gd diagnosis, having to pass my quals, etc (and ladies, I hear you on the financial pressures! I am a student and my husband works as a theatrical prop fabricator- and has been laid off for up to 4 months- and in San Diego there aren't THAT many places he can go work! especially if he wants to get paid for it!)
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