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post #1 of 161
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Wonder how many babies we'll have this week? Sure getting close to April!!! I'm thinking I'll do the taxes tonight. Hmm...we'll see. Very much looking forward to my first ever trip to the chiro tomorrow. Hope he can do something about my numb fingers. I imagine the wrist popping is unavoidable and has to do with loosening joints...it's annoying, but I want those other joints to loosen, so I'll live with it.
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I'll be 35 weeks tomorrow, I'm going to spend this week gathering my supplies, and making sure I have everything covered. I'm still limping around, my foot isn't that bad unless I wear shoes, stand on it too long, or take the kids swimming, then it definitely lets me knows that it is injured.


Good luck at the chiro Kate! I love mine and can't imagine having a pg without her.
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I'll be 35 weeks tomorrow, I'm going to spend this week gathering my supplies, and making sure I have everything covered. I'm still limping around, my foot isn't that bad unless I wear shoes, stand on it too long, or take the kids swimming, then it definitely lets me knows that it is injured.


Good luck at the chiro Kate! I love mine and can't imagine having a pg without her.
Thanks! Bummer your foot is still acting up . Hope it heals soon. I mean, wearing shoes, standing, etc., are hard to avoid.

I need to spend this week getting my bag(s) together for the bc and putting together the co-sleeper. I was hoping not to have it in my room until the last minute, but I don't think I'd be able to get it in the door if I assemble it elsewhere...we'll see. Putting it up will mean crawling to the end of the bed to get up at night to pee, but I don't want to have to deal with assembling it after baby is born and I'll be 38 weeks this week.
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Peony, glad to hear your ankle is feeling just a tiny bit better. My mom always said that kids and partners seem to think that moms never get hurt or sick so everyone is thrown a curveball when they actually do!

Kate, Im not sure how an AR gets set up, but could you set it up and store it in the babys room for now? It wont take but a min for someone to grab it when you guys get home from the bc. DD1 has been back in our bed, the cat prefers to sleep ON me or right next to me so Ive been taking the bottom of the bed route to pee, and I wouldnt wish that on anyone!!!
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We took a day trip to Berkeley yesterday and it was awesome. Ate good food and gelato, saw old friends, shopped at amazing book stores. If it wasnt so busy there, Id entertain the idea of living there!!
Then we came home and did the local art walk in town and saw our fav local hiphop band, who was doing an art show. It was the first time dd1 had seen them live and she was memorized by them! Then the singer was doing a song and said "whos in the house tonight? I see Isabella in the house tonight" (pointing at her) and she got as red as a tomato!!!! Needless to say, that was a long day and I was TIRED!!!

I cant sleep at all, Im up all night. I know this is getting me prepared but jeez! I used to have a touch of insomnia now and then so I know I can survive on little sleep, but its just annoying because these last weeks are for me to relax!

The baby seems low and resting on my pelvic bone. It doenst hurt but it makes me feel funny when I walk, like a cowboy!!! Maybe shell come early? I wonder what the percentages are of having a 2nd early, I have the number April 21 in my brain, but thats a whole week early!!

Hope everyone has a great Sunday!
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I'm now down to one pair of maternity jeans and football jerseys for clothing. I must have looked ridiculous in these jerseys before, because they fit great now!

I sanded and primed a small dresser today -- it was so very nice outside -- and I did another prep-wash of prefolds. We also installed a home-made shelf thing surrounding the oil tank in the garage so that the nine boxes of comic books in Peanut's closet have a place to live (among other things). A very productive weekend and some fresh air.

And last night I had a small bout of RLS at 3am. This is the third time that has happened. I am taking iron supplements roughly every other day, so that should help. Weird, man.

I can't wait to just sack out on the couch later.
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Kate, Im not sure how an AR gets set up, but could you set it up and store it in the babys room for now? It wont take but a min for someone to grab it when you guys get home from the bc. DD1 has been back in our bed, the cat prefers to sleep ON me or right next to me so Ive been taking the bottom of the bed route to pee, and I wouldnt wish that on anyone!!!
This was my original plan, but we're going to have to wait to figure it out until we start putting it together, because I'm not sure if it'll fit through the door once it's all finished...maybe we could just partially assemble, but I'm not sure.

Nancy, sounds like you had a nice productive weekend!
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I'm really, really hoping to have this baby in the next couple of weeks! Baby has moved into the right position now- pretty sure. Last time the midwife checked on Wednesday baby was facing one side and had been for a long time, judging on the kicks. Then all of the sudden I got kicks on the other side for one day and now it seems I have butt right in the front and I'm feeling kicks internally! So I'm hoping this is a sign.... but not counting on it.

I've also had a waves of energy lately and I've been doing weird things like scrubbing walls and I completely scrubbed out the fridge this morning inside and out... hoping that this is also a sign!
post #9 of 161
nancy try a calc/mag supplement for the rls. I get it a lot, have my whole life, and I have this calm calc/mag "tea" (power that you put in hot water and then juice or cold water) that usually does the trick.

We had our home visit today : Kids loved the baby checking out part. Dominic (one of the twins) showed the assistant his "baby"

I've been having nesting bursts as well, increased bh and I feel like this baby has been working its way into postion. I'm thinking we might have a baby by the end of the month

Back is still killing me though : and we don't have the adapter for our sink so we can fill the birth pool I'll be 37weeks on thursday so dh has a little bit to get it
post #10 of 161
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I'll be 35 weeks tomorrow, I'm going to spend this week gathering my supplies, and making sure I have everything covered. I'm still limping around, my foot isn't that bad unless I wear shoes, stand on it too long, or take the kids swimming, then it definitely lets me knows that it is injured.
Peony, your family seems to have had a rough go of it this pregnancy (injury/ illness-wise)! I've had a fair amount of foot injuries (sprained ankles) and it just takes a while before your foot is fully back to it old self-- and even now, the ankle that I sprained most severely has a tendency to swell more when it's really hot out.

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I need to spend this week getting my bag(s) together for the bc and putting together the co-sleeper. I was hoping not to have it in my room until the last minute, but I don't think I'd be able to get it in the door if I assemble it elsewhere...we'll see. Putting it up will mean crawling to the end of the bed to get up at night to pee, but I don't want to have to deal with assembling it after baby is born and I'll be 38 weeks this week.
The deal I made with my DH when he decided he wanted to get the crib put together and side-carred a few weeks back was that he had to sleep on the side with the sidecar until the baby comes precisely because I was not going to, at this far into pregnancy, crawl out the bottom of the bed 3-4 times a night to pee. He seemed more amenable to this plan when I pointed out that he would probably be woken up less if I didn't have to crawl out the bottom of the bed. I don't know how flexible you and your DH are about where you sleep, but it seems to have worked out okay for us.

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And last night I had a small bout of RLS at 3am. This is the third time that has happened. I am taking iron supplements roughly every other day, so that should help. Weird, man.
I thought that RLS was more related to calcium/ magnesium levels than iron?

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I'm really, really hoping to have this baby in the next couple of weeks! Baby has moved into the right position now- pretty sure. Last time the midwife checked on Wednesday baby was facing one side and had been for a long time, judging on the kicks. Then all of the sudden I got kicks on the other side for one day and now it seems I have butt right in the front and I'm feeling kicks internally! So I'm hoping this is a sign.... but not counting on it.
I'm the opposite, the last two appointments, the baby has been LOA, then last night I was feeling a lot of movement on my left side (where his back should be) so I think he moved out of position. Oh well, it he moved out, he can move back, right ?


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I've also had a waves of energy lately and I've been doing weird things like scrubbing walls and I completely scrubbed out the fridge this morning inside and out... hoping that this is also a sign!
This was me last week. I had the external drive of trying to get the house ready to host a birthday dinner for my dad and spent 3 days organizing and cleaning the house. Then this weekend my mom and aunt threw a baby shower at my house. I didn't find the energy to touch up the house until like 8pm the night before. I mean, it was still pretty clean from last weekend -- to the point that DH was not terribly helpful with cleaning because he thought it was "fine." Apparently, he hasn't had the "don't argue with a woman who's 37 weeks pregnant about what qualifies as clean, just pick up a mop and ask how you can help" talk. The shower was really nice : and now I can go through my registry and order the last of the "non-negotiables" that we need before the baby comes !

I know I said this last week, but I can't believe I'll be 38 weeks in 2.5days!
post #11 of 161
We are borrowing a co-sleeper from a friend. Its something we never had with ds. We can't leave it set up before the baby. So I set it up to get a sense of how to, then I'll take it down. Its actually just like a playpen/yard, so really easy once you've done it.

I need to get dh to do a practice run with the co-sleeper since I won't be the one doing it after the birth.
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nancy try a calc/mag supplement for the rls. I get it a lot, have my whole life, and I have this calm calc/mag "tea" (power that you put in hot water and then juice or cold water) that usually does the trick.
I drink tons of milk and eat tons of cheese. I can't believe it would be calcium. Magnesium, I don't know. I read something to do with iron and my iron count was borderline low when I took the anemia test recently. This RLS thing doesn't happen often and standing up for like, 5-10 minutes clears it up. It's sporadic and weird. I'll see if I can try the tea -- that sounds doable.

So annoying at 3am along with everything else. Meh.
post #13 of 161
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*sigh* I knew there was a reason I was avoiding doing the taxes...It looks like we're going to end up owing somewhere between $900 and $1400. Ugh. Just depends on whether or not our financial guy has rolled over/can roll over my 403(b) from my old job to an IRA. We have until 4/15 and I think it still counts as IRA contributions. We'll see. Either way, it's not money we have at all. I guess we'll have to set up a payment plan. This is seriously making me consider NOT doing the independent contractor work I've been doing. It's just too hard to figure out how much to pay and it turns out all the tracking I've done of mileage, etc., doesn't f*ing matter because I didn't have enough deductions to surpass the standard deduction. Thank god for our AFLAC plan that pays cash for a bc/hospital delivery.
post #14 of 161
Kate - I can't believe you are going to be 38 weeks this week and I'll be 37!! :

We have had a beautiful weekend here! I have spent the majority of my time either outside or sleeping . I seriously slept about 13 hours Friday night (woke up at 11:30 Sat. AM) and then took a nap from 6-7:30 and then fell asleep on the couch from 11:30-1AM and then went to bed and slept from 1:30 to 12:30!!!! Wooo, that's a lot of sleeping. My body must be getting ready for the big event!!!!

We live in Boston and walked all around the city yesterday and through the park. It was so nice! Today we went on a mini hike and took the dogs swimming!
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I drink tons of milk and eat tons of cheese. I can't believe it would be calcium. Magnesium, I don't know. I read something to do with iron and my iron count was borderline low when I took the anemia test recently. This RLS thing doesn't happen often and standing up for like, 5-10 minutes clears it up. It's sporadic and weird. I'll see if I can try the tea -- that sounds doable.

So annoying at 3am along with everything else. Meh.
I've gotten restless legs on and off my entire life. The only thing I can correlate it with is stress... When I was working (outside of the home) it was much worse.

Are you worried about something? It was recently really bad the night before my mother came to visit...

I had a couple of bad nights where my legs would just not settle down, I used some Calms and it helped one night... but not another.
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Just subbing - but I doubt I'll be able to keep up with this thread this week!
post #17 of 161
Thanks for all the warm wishes about my foot.


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Peony, your family seems to have had a rough go of it this pregnancy (injury/ illness-wise)! I've had a fair amount of foot injuries (sprained ankles) and it just takes a while before your foot is fully back to it old self-- and even now, the ankle that I sprained most severely has a tendency to swell more when it's really hot out.

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That's what it feels like! Our life has been complete chaos ever since Gabrielle was born 2.5y ago, it's just been one thing after another.




Anyone else's belly button (well, what's left of it anyway) sore? I don't remember this in my last two pgs but I couldn't even stand to have the 2y snuggling up against my belly while reading stories tonight, my belly button was that sore.
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It looks like we're going to end up owing somewhere between $900 and $1400. Ugh.
Oh no!!! So sorry...what a bummer! Here's a hug for you!

My weekend was OK...hubby took me out to Target yesterday and BigLots today and we got all of our birthing supplies except for the chux pads and a new dresser. Well...we still need a hose to fill up the pool, but the pool arrived on Friday and the kids were ecstatic...they were ready to set it up then.

Being 38 weeks this week also...I better get my act together!
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*sigh* I knew there was a reason I was avoiding doing the taxes...It looks like we're going to end up owing somewhere between $900 and $1400. Ugh.
yuck, that happened to us last year, and it was such a bummer... it was the first month I'd been able to pay off the credit card balance and then I got socked with that. The experience has had me dragging my feet this year even though we are a lot poorer and I don't think it will happen again...

ugh, I have so many little paperwork duties to complete over the next couple of weeks, really fun stuff, (taxes, state health insurance for the baby, these small-but-not-insignificantly-so childcare reembursment things from my department, school forms and financial aid forms for my son, FAFSA stuff for myself, fellowship applications for next year, unemployment for my husband whenever he actually starts his layoff, WIC b/c I am pretty sure I actually qualify but haven't had a half a day to go sit around their office and figure it out). I will be kicking myself big time if I don't do all this before having the baby... but its so hard to motivate for this which is way more important than the other "nesting" I would prefer to be doing. (since I did almost none of that last time I actually know from experience you can get away with almost no baby prep or baby "gear"... diapers and carseat are all that you really *need* on hand when its born)
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Anyone else's belly button (well, what's left of it anyway) sore? I don't remember this in my last two pgs but I couldn't even stand to have the 2y snuggling up against my belly while reading stories tonight, my belly button was that sore.
Around there and just above it -- stretched real thin and sore, ya. I sometimes can't even have a shirt touching it. Fun!
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