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post #41 of 161
nice one Kate! : learning from your experience, as another self-employed lady....
s to all you ladies out there, this is a tough time.
the whole waiting on tenterhooks thing is getting to me more than I had thought it would: my ObGyn and symptoms all indicate a possible birth within the next few days, or the next 5 weeks!!!!
Very selfishly, would like kiddo to arrive sooner rather than later: Inlaws are coming the day before the EDD and REALLY want time to bond with kiddo BEFORE they arrive. they are making me cuckoo these days.
So am taking Evening Primrose Oil, eating lots of pineapple, curry and spicy foods, taking long walks, and trying to convince my poor aching body that really, DTD is a good idea. Gimme prostaglandins, baby! If nothing else, I'm having alot of fresh air and delicious food, and the EPO seems to stabilize my moods....
Layoffs have started hitting hard up here, DP's company laid a third of its employees off and it looks to cut more, so we're trying to figure out viable alternatives to our plans, just in case.
post #42 of 161
Get to start EPO tonight! First time ever using it so pretty excited to see what it does for me. MW wanted me to wait till 36 wks because of my 34 wk DS and get past that point. 36 Wks today! Inserting it vaginally but can't do it myself- can't reach- so Dh is more than happy too.

Spring offically starts on Friday.Yeah!!!!! Starting to think this lo may come Fri or Sat (now have just jinxed it! lol)- Really important date to DH and I- pagan holiday- and almost everything (big and important) in our lives has happened on one, not planned either. Like dh's b-day and mine. We are so ready to me this lo! And would rather go sooner than later- w/GD if he looks to be getting too big they will induce early anyways, also if other "things" don't look good on the weekly BBP US. So would much rather go naturally- I've been induced twice before- not that big of a deal then but I have different views now.

I just watn to add that all you mamas Rock- we are soo close! Yeah! :
post #43 of 161
Kate - congrats on the taxes after all, that really is awesome!!!!

To all the ladies taking EPO, are you taking it orally or vaginally? Also, how much? It is supposed to just soften the cervix, right? We have been trying to DTD every other day for awhile now hoping to do that. At my last appointment the DR checked me and said my cervix felt pretty soft so maybe it's working. Does it usually get soft before it dilates I'm guessing? I think I'm going to try some pineapple as well pretty soon. I think he should be born next weekend (like I have the power to make that decision).
post #44 of 161
Yea Kate, that's great news. And it sounds like you find a good chiro. If you could I would try to go in for a postpartum adjustment.

I had one after the twins birth and oh so nice. I get 10 visits a year so I've been trying to hold out on going now so I can get a couple after

Its so exciting hearing about everyone's bodies starting to get ready.

I've thought about the epo because its been a long time, a really really long time since there has been any dtd around here :
Where did you get yours? I know I've seen it online but since I'm just about 37 weeks, I think getting it locally would be the way to go
post #45 of 161
: Kate. What a relief! I hope the chiro adjustment "holds", but in my experience it usually takes a couple of adjustments- each one lasting a little longer than the previous. Stupid muscle memory :P

Congrats on all of the negative GBS results, too. I've been waffling, but think I'll do the swab tomorrow. With Neela I had a strong intuition that I *should* do it. It was negative and my membranes broke before labour started, so it made it easy to not worry. This time I don't have the same intuition, but since my midwives are flexible with whatever treatment or not, I'm happy to do the test. And of course hope for negative results, but I love the flexibility of being able to decide whether/how to treat at the time based on the situation.

Lindsay, I need to get out of the house daily. Even after the baby, I expect that I'll want at least a walk around the block most days. I can get pretty stir-crazy.
post #46 of 161
I got my EPO at CVS but I haven't opened it yet.

I also plan to get out of the house daily as I can get pretty stir crazy too!
post #47 of 161
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Originally Posted by scraphappy-Red View Post
Hi everybody!

We're getting close...almost 38 weeks! : AND GBS negative here too...*sigh of relief! Hormones here are kicking in too...loose stools and the baby's head is engaged, like um, really engaged!

But on a bummer note...my mw pricked my finger to do a hemoglobin count and my numbers are so low that it wouldn't even give her back a number, the screen just flashed *Lo* *Lo* *Lo*. So she drew my blood and sent it to the lab to check and see how *Lo* is low. So even with the increase in red meat and the twice daily doses of Floridix my anemia has gotten worse. So it feels like I've been drinking liquid rust for nothing!!! Grrr....!

But...we're almost there! I just keep telling myself that!

I'm sorry to hear that. Congrats on being so close though!



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nice one Kate! : learning from your experience, as another self-employed lady....
s to all you ladies out there, this is a tough time.
the whole waiting on tenterhooks thing is getting to me more than I had thought it would: my ObGyn and symptoms all indicate a possible birth within the next few days, or the next 5 weeks!!!!
Very selfishly, would like kiddo to arrive sooner rather than later: Inlaws are coming the day before the EDD and REALLY want time to bond with kiddo BEFORE they arrive. they are making me cuckoo these days.
So am taking Evening Primrose Oil, eating lots of pineapple, curry and spicy foods, taking long walks, and trying to convince my poor aching body that really, DTD is a good idea. Gimme prostaglandins, baby! If nothing else, I'm having alot of fresh air and delicious food, and the EPO seems to stabilize my moods....
Layoffs have started hitting hard up here, DP's company laid a third of its employees off and it looks to cut more, so we're trying to figure out viable alternatives to our plans, just in case.
I wish caregivers would never say to expect a baby soon, as you know it sucks to wait! I was told that with DD1, and waited another 4 weeks unitil she emerged. I hope the waiting passes quickly for you.
post #48 of 161
I got my EPO at CVS too.$10 for a bottle of 60- 1000mg. MW said I could take it either way (orally or vaginally). But from what I've read here I am going to try vaginally first and then in a week may try it orally- she said up to 2000 mgs a day.

As for pineapple that is not an option for me this time around- with the GD. Unless I get desparate and make it the only carb I eat for a day! We'll see. Fresh or canned? If I eat too much of either my mouth breaks out in sores from the acid- not comfy.
post #49 of 161
oh good I'll check cvs for the epo

What's with the pineapple?

I just ordered another booster seat for dd. We got her a graco turbobooster and the thing feels like its going to snap apart anytime and she's just not comfortable in it. We hoped it would get better but no and we waited too long to return it. That was $95 we really didn't have to spend : well I guess $70 since the turbo booster was $70
post #50 of 161
I've heard the pineapple has to be fresh to get the enzyme. I guess at the very least if we do all these things we will have very soft cervixes right??
post #51 of 161
Hi ladies!! let's see, this weekend wasn't so productive, but I did some painting in the baby's room and had my work shower - fun! I have tons of clothes to sort through and I still feel like I have tons to do - especially since I've come across all the great ideas on birth kits on the HB board. I'm curious about the primrose oil - is it a natural induction method? I'm hearing alot about red raspberry leaf tea too for easier labor..so much information...my little brain can hardly wrap around it all!
post #52 of 161
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Hi ladies!! let's see, this weekend wasn't so productive, but I did some painting in the baby's room and had my work shower - fun! I have tons of clothes to sort through and I still feel like I have tons to do - especially since I've come across all the great ideas on birth kits on the HB board. I'm curious about the primrose oil - is it a natural induction method? I'm hearing alot about red raspberry leaf tea too for easier labor..so much information...my little brain can hardly wrap around it all!

EPO is supposed to soften the cervix and red raspberry leaf tea is supposed to strengthen the uterus. Definitley good things if they work to help for a more productive labor, but sadly I'm realizing I don't think anything will really push you into labor unless you are ready already!
post #53 of 161
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As for pineapple that is not an option for me this time around- with the GD. Unless I get desparate and make it the only carb I eat for a day! We'll see. Fresh or canned? If I eat too much of either my mouth breaks out in sores from the acid- not comfy.
I'd just have a homemade Pina Colada and call it a day.
post #54 of 161
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I'd just have a homemade Pina Colada and call it a day.
YUM!!!! I can't wait to have a margarita!!!!
post #55 of 161
Thread Starter 
Funny, I've totally been craving pineapple lately!

and HALLELUJAH!!! For the first time (unmedicated) this pregnancy I slept without hip pain! Yay chiropractor! :: I didn't even think about or mention the excruciating nightly hip pain because I didn't think it was related...guess it was!:::::
post #56 of 161
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Originally Posted by wobblykate View Post
Funny, I've totally been craving pineapple lately!

and HALLELUJAH!!! For the first time (unmedicated) this pregnancy I slept without hip pain! Yay chiropractor! :: I didn't even think about or mention the excruciating nightly hip pain because I didn't think it was related...guess it was!:::::

YAY KATE!!!! : ::
post #57 of 161
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Originally Posted by wobblykate View Post
Funny, I've totally been craving pineapple lately!

and HALLELUJAH!!! For the first time (unmedicated) this pregnancy I slept without hip pain! Yay chiropractor! :: I didn't even think about or mention the excruciating nightly hip pain because I didn't think it was related...guess it was!:::::

PS - how are the numb fingers? I cannot wait until my fingers feel normal again!!!!
post #58 of 161
Thread Starter 
still numb, but not as bad. The doctor said that if the adjustment 'took' it would still be awhile because the swelling still pushes on the nerves...we'll see. I may have to go back. Still, I totally recommend it...even if it's just for the satisfying 'crunchy' feeling you get from the alignment.
post #59 of 161
I've never actually been to a chiro. I keep hearing of excellent results, though. I've had sciatic problems for over a year now which really interferes with my running (oh, I soooo can't wait to run again!), so maybe once the baby's out I'll make an appt.

I've been busy with school. Dh is a teacher so he's on spring break along with ds1 and they've been having fun.

I had my homebirth planning appt with the midwife yesterday, which brought back lots of memories of ds2's birth. I can't wait! My labour was more or less 4 hours last time, so she advised me to call EARLY so she doesn't have to do a white knuckle race across the city. One m/w didn't make it in time last time (we're supposed to have two there).

We're now tossing around the name Shea. I love it. Again, dh is luke warm, but after a night of sleeping on it, he still says it's a possibility. He's trying to get over the association to butter. Apparently there's such thing as Shea Butter...? That's what I get for marrying a Home Economics (foods) teacher, lol.

Are y'all wearing green today??!! Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
post #60 of 161
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Originally Posted by lilgreen View Post
I've never actually been to a chiro. I keep hearing of excellent results, though. I've had sciatic problems for over a year now which really interferes with my running (oh, I soooo can't wait to run again!), so maybe once the baby's out I'll make an appt.

I've been busy with school. Dh is a teacher so he's on spring break along with ds1 and they've been having fun.

I had my homebirth planning appt with the midwife yesterday, which brought back lots of memories of ds2's birth. I can't wait! My labour was more or less 4 hours last time, so she advised me to call EARLY so she doesn't have to do a white knuckle race across the city. One m/w didn't make it in time last time (we're supposed to have two there).

We're now tossing around the name Shea. I love it. Again, dh is luke warm, but after a night of sleeping on it, he still says it's a possibility. He's trying to get over the association to butter. Apparently there's such thing as Shea Butter...? That's what I get for marrying a Home Economics (foods) teacher, lol.

Are y'all wearing green today??!! Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
hehe Shea Butter is a lotion/beauty product...but as a name, I'm thinking it brings up more of an Irish feeling than a butter feeling. I like it! Good luck!
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