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post #41 of 70
Wow I can't catch up on the thread but it is exciting to see everyone's updates. I hope those that are really ready and are getting close or over their due dates, that baby comes soon!

I have a m/w appt. this afternoon that I was hoping not to make. I've never made it to the 38 wk. appt. before. This baby wants to be different, I guess, I'm fine with that

My 3yo just scared the crap out of me. He just turned 3, too, but he thinks he's oh so big. We live on a cul de sac and they are allowed to be outside and ride their bikes around the circle, while I'm inside I can see *almost* all of the cul de sac. Well 3yo escapes and man is he fast on that trike! 5yo Ds and I were looking all over for him, calling, running down the other street, nothing. We run back and get in the van and find him 2 blocks away on another cul de sac! I was so scared! I was about to call the police or expected that someone else had found him and already called the police. All that running gave me some ctx and a sore belly, I thought it might put me into labor but everything calmed down now

Hope everyone else has a good afternoon and evening. We should have lots of babies this week!!
post #42 of 70
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Originally Posted by IncaMama View Post
no active labor for me yet. i have a mw appt at 3 so i may have her sweep my membranes to see if it'll help things keep going. i'm not sure. any cons to having that done?
I had it done last pregnancy, it didn't seem to do anything so I guess I wasn't ready. It didn't hurt me, but I've heard a lot of people say it can be painful.

I don't know if I want it done this time. It didn't start labor last time... but on the other hand I am getting impatient.
post #43 of 70
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I had it done last pregnancy, it didn't seem to do anything so I guess I wasn't ready. It didn't hurt me, but I've heard a lot of people say it can be painful.

I don't know if I want it done this time. It didn't start labor last time... but on the other hand I am getting impatient.
They can't do this until you are dilating, right? Sigh, I'd have it done if I only would dilate!!!!
post #44 of 70
ETA The snow is gone, the sun is out and it's almost 50 degrees...I think God knew I needed a nice day to lift my spirits!!!!

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Today is grandpa's funeral that I won;t be going to due to being a big pregnant whale who could pop at any moment. Maybe I should have planned on going, or gone. Then maybe I would have gone into labor. That Murphys law thing, ya know? But I just couldn't chance being 1 hour away + from my birthing location when dd's birth was just under 3 hours total.
So sorry you have to miss this. I know that must be hard for you. My thoughts are with you today!

I think I'll not so suddily tell dh that he needs to do his deed tonight and help get baby out how it got baby in... yea i'm so not romantic at this point. More like, he had a job to do too.

Ours isn't romantic either...though there are times I do get into it so that helps, but sometimes it's just "get it over with". DH said last time "Isn't this supposed to be what you do when trying to concieve not at the end." What men complain about getting too much sex???? Crazy isn't it!!!

I bought a pineapple too last night I think I'll try and see if it helps as well.
I ate a whole one last week and have another ready to cut...
Today's a really good day, or tomorrow, ya hear that baby?? Listen to your mama!
If only this worked!
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Anybody planning on doing placenta prints? Anybody done it already? I'm looking at instructions online and trying to figure out which ones to print out. I want to do this, but I don't want to freeze the placenta and save it and do it later, I want to do it when it is fresh and then DH is going to bury it and plant a tree. So I want to have the instructions on hand because I'm not sure if the midwife assistant will be primarily doing it, or DH, or whether I'll feel up to it, but it seems like a good idea to have some guidance for whoever is doing it...
I havn't done this nor will be... but we are doing placenta encapulation and they said for this it is best to have it fresh for the best vitamins.

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SHine - Ugh! Why did you post today?! I was sure you were having your baby!!!
I wish! Though today wouldn't have been a good day as doula is out of town but anytime this evening will work just fine...here that baby!!!

We went to music and walked around the mall for a long time this morning, hoping that helps. I ate some spicy peepers in my wrap for lunch and will cut up more pinapple for later. I've had 1 of my 5 cups of RRL tea and am now sitting on my ball. Will do perineial massage with EPO and request to DTD tonight and see what happens...not much else I can do. I will take EPO orally after Thursday (want to be at 38 weeks). So that's about it...baby will come when she comes but doesn't mean I can't do some things to make me feel like I'm dong something.
post #45 of 70
One wall down. I have to paint in shifts because of all the crap in my bedroom and having no other place to put it. The color is nice. When we moved in, the whole house was painted "vanilla." All rooms except the bedrooms have been painted.

Yellow room is done, blue room on it's way and the small "cat room" as we call it will get done eventually. At least it's small...

*whew* Well, now I can chill out.
post #46 of 70
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Originally Posted by michanders4 View Post
They can't do this until you are dilating, right? Sigh, I'd have it done if I only would dilate!!!!
Yep. Good reminder... I haven't had any checks yet so I don't even know if I could have a sweep or not.
post #47 of 70
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Originally Posted by michanders4 View Post
Kate - how did your DH get to work before you stopped working? Just curious - sorry I'm a little nosey .
Oh, I've had a flexible schedule job for the last couple of years...also at one point we worked across the street from each other. He also has a bus bass and the bus stops outside our yard.

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Okay time for some jumping jacks, then painting.
There's no room at the inn, and Peanut needs to evacuate.
My belly is sore and numb, I got stretch marks all around my poor belly button all of a sudden and I am pushing a 50-pound weight gain. (A lot of which landed on my @ss.)

I'm going on strike as of right now. This sucks and I'm finished!!!!!!
hah. good luck

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Originally Posted by webjefita View Post
My 3yo just scared the crap out of me. He just turned 3, too, but he thinks he's oh so big. We live on a cul de sac and they are allowed to be outside and ride their bikes around the circle, while I'm inside I can see *almost* all of the cul de sac. Well 3yo escapes and man is he fast on that trike! 5yo Ds and I were looking all over for him, calling, running down the other street, nothing. We run back and get in the van and find him 2 blocks away on another cul de sac! I was so scared! I was about to call the police or expected that someone else had found him and already called the police. All that running gave me some ctx and a sore belly, I thought it might put me into labor but everything calmed down now

Hope everyone else has a good afternoon and evening. We should have lots of babies this week!!
wow, how terrifying. What a naughty boy...they tend to get that mischievous streak around 3.

For me, I just woke up again. I fell back asleep earlier. Terrible. But I'm soo tired today. It was only in the 70s here yesterday, but if felt soo hot last night when I was sleeping. Once again giving huge thanks that I was not pg in the summer.

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post #48 of 70


I seriously almost just fell alseep at my desk. I'm thinking about asking my boss if I can sneak out 15 minutes early because I am just THAT tired! Oy!

Oh and I went for a walk at lunch time and have decided that going on a walk is a slightly masochistic behavior at this point because the whole time that I'm moving I have one loooooooooooooooooong painful BH that doens't let up at all. Today I even felt like I was going to throw up - I gagged a couple of times while walking (when I had to cough I guess). And then as soon as I sit my not so little pregnant butt down it magically goes away and this is why I'm deeming it a masochistic behavior - long contraction, no reprieve and not a contraction that actually "does" something besides practice!!

Double Oh - the baby feels like he is now resting on my bladder - at least a lot more than he used to. If I go to the Dr on Thursday and hear "oh the head is still free floating" I am going to be very upset (because clearly, I'm nice and calm about it now!).

Phew, I'm done now. Thanks for letting me vent ladies .
post #49 of 70
I'm so tired all the time as well, just sitting and doing nothing is exhausting these days. Today it feels like baby is already attempting to make it's way through my vagina. : Not even sitting is comfortable right now.


We had an appointment for Madeline with a language specialist this morning, she *might* pick her up as a client. I'm really hoping she will, she costs a fortune of course. Sigh, but since the private school that specializes in dyslexic students doesn't look like they can take her next school year, we have to move on to plan B. I don't know how the heck I'm going to drag 2 kids and a newborn out of the house first thing in the morning 5 days a week to see her, she requires a 5 day a week commitment all year around, but I don't have any other choice. She is going to meet with us again on Thursday and then she'll make a decision next week if she'll accept Madeline or not.
post #50 of 70
Well, ds2 woke up still coughing a bit but in great spirits. His coughing slowed the longer he was awake and he begged to go to daycare. So he's there now and I got to go to my appt. yay! It was with my favourite m/w - the one who was there for ds2's birth. She figures he's small and has some more growing to do. So that was nice to hear seeing that the timing of my IL's visit is seriously stressing me out. My due date is the 19th and I think the 20th would be a good day My mom arrives on the 19th.

hibuscus... I fell on my stomach on the road when I was around 20-some weeks. I couldn't stop crying either. I was so upset. It really, really shook me up for the whole rest of the day. I can imagine how scary it must have been at 41 weeks! good to hear that all is well, though.

Peony... I think I've said it before but your dd is so lucky to have such a committed mama. It sounds like so much work to get her the help she needs, but you're amazing! I really admire you for it.

Inca... I got my membranes swept last pg and it kick started active labour within the hour! GL!

I just can't keep up with everyone! It's so exciting to hear of things moving along for some of you. Yippee!
post #51 of 70
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Bodhitree again, I know its not ideal to have surgical birth, but it doesn't have to be bad. My sections were very peaceful, positive & reverent so far. I have the same dr this time so hopefully it will be the same. It is weird not participating, but I put a lot of energy into healing well and the same power we have to give birth and be strong and healthy,can be put it into healing well & staying close to baby. Good luck to you!
Thanks, it helps to hear that it can be a positive, peaceful experience. I really trust my care providers to take good care of us and make it as pleasant as they can. Even though I won't get the experience of giving birth naturally, I do feel like I'm getting a different kind of rite of passage, since I'm really having to let go of what I wanted for myself, in favor of what's best for my child.

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Today I even felt like I was going to throw up - I gagged a couple of times while walking (when I had to cough I guess).
Argh, I am so over all of the throwing up I've done during this pregnancy. On Saturday I threw up all over myself in the car, while driving, simply because I coughed too hard. Yuck!
post #52 of 70
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She is going to meet with us again on Thursday and then she'll make a decision next week if she'll accept Madeline or not.
wth! Yes or no, lady! It just seems a little nose-in-the-air! Why wouldn't she accept a paying client who obviously needs her help?

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Oh and I went for a walk at lunch time and have decided that going on a walk is a slightly masochistic behavior at this point because the whole time that I'm moving I have one loooooooooooooooooong painful BH that doens't let up at all.
Me too! But without the gagging, thankfully. That sounds totally lame.

I'm going walking again today, hoping I'm far enough along that bh will turn into something else. Didn't get much walking in over the weekend because DH and I did yard work instead, which was exhausting, but not labor-inducing .

Oh and I just got a text from my cousin/mw saying that when I go into labor she'll bring the doppler to my house so I can labor at home longer :. Perks!
post #53 of 70
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Originally Posted by wobblykate View Post
wth! Yes or no, lady! It just seems a little nose-in-the-air! Why wouldn't she accept a paying client who obviously needs her help?



Me too! But without the gagging, thankfully. That sounds totally lame.

I'm going walking again today, hoping I'm far enough along that bh will turn into something else. Didn't get much walking in over the weekend because DH and I did yard work instead, which was exhausting, but not labor-inducing .

Oh and I just got a text from my cousin/mw saying that when I go into labor she'll bring the doppler to my house so I can labor at home longer :. Perks!
Yay Kate - that's so awesome!!!!!!!! I think its very ideal to labor at home longer if possible! ::::
post #54 of 70
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One wall down. I have to paint in shifts because of all the crap in my bedroom and having no other place to put it. The color is nice. When we moved in, the whole house was painted "vanilla." All rooms except the bedrooms have been painted.

Yellow room is done, blue room on it's way and the small "cat room" as we call it will get done eventually. At least it's small...

*whew* Well, now I can chill out.
Woah! Great job Nancy!!!! I love yellow and Im thinking of doing it in our kitchen.
post #55 of 70
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Yay Kate - that's so awesome!!!!!!!! I think its very ideal to labor at home longer if possible! ::::
As long as I don't find our roommate too annoying it should be good. And Nathan is unclear on a lot of concepts surrounding when to go to the bc. He just won't slow down and listen and has it stuck in his head that the second I have a contraction we're heading over there. The other day we were talking about how lame it would be if my water broke at the grocery store and he was like "we'd have to rush to the bc." I tried to explain it and he just didn't get it. Too much tv.
post #56 of 70
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My 3yo just scared the crap out of me. He just turned 3, too, but he thinks he's oh so big. We live on a cul de sac and they are allowed to be outside and ride their bikes around the circle, while I'm inside I can see *almost* all of the cul de sac. Well 3yo escapes and man is he fast on that trike! 5yo Ds and I were looking all over for him, calling, running down the other street, nothing. We run back and get in the van and find him 2 blocks away on another cul de sac! I was so scared! I was about to call the police or expected that someone else had found him and already called the police. All that running gave me some ctx and a sore belly, I thought it might put me into labor but everything calmed down now
SCARY but thank goodness hes ok!! (too bad the stress didnt send you into REAL labor!!)
post #57 of 70
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Originally Posted by wobblykate View Post

For me, I just woke up again. I fell back asleep earlier. Terrible. But I'm soo tired today. It was only in the 70s here yesterday, but if felt soo hot last night when I was sleeping. Once again giving huge thanks that I was not pg in the summer.

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It was 86 here yesterday and I seriously didnt think I was going to make it, I almost melted away!!!! Last night sleeping was miserable, even with the AC on!
post #58 of 70
Michelle -

Peony - How long is the therapy for?My bro had dyslexia when he was younger and when he was in 3rd grade or so, his therapy was built into school finally. I really hope that you guys can find a schedule you can live with!!!!

lilgreen - I LOVE the days when the LOs start to feel better, their moods are AMAZING!!

Kate - I just had to explain to DH and DD that the second I go into labor isnt the second the baby comes out (I wish!). Even though DH has been through this before, he seems to forget!! Oh and we had a roommate when I had DD1 he stayed away the whole day and night for me!!! He came home to grab a few things, said goodluck and was outta there!

It JUST started raining!!!! Yay!!!! Its been sunny and hot for WEEKS now and Ive been looking forward to this rain.

DH just got a job at a new bar, working 2 shifts a week. Im happy for him but Im a teensy bit nervous about him working more hours just before Im about to give birth AND the pressure that might be put on him to come to work or stay at work when I need him (IF the baby needs surgery). His normal bar bosses are awesome and he can come and go as he pleases (all 3 owners have small kids) but the new bar is owned by 30something single men. Eh, well see.

As for the membrane stripping, can someone explain it to me? Is it using some sort of scraper to strip the placenta to make it thinner so your water breaks?? Why would it be painful? Do they do it before your due date?

I have an appt with the diabetes doc tomorrow and she promised I wouldnt have to give blood from my arm, you guys should see the bruise on my left arm, its BLACK and silver dollar size!! It will be nice to be given ways to eat healthier, maybe I can crack my sugar addiction (well, at least a little bit)
post #59 of 70
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Originally Posted by webjefita View Post
My 3yo just scared the crap out of me. He just turned 3, too, but he thinks he's oh so big. We live on a cul de sac and they are allowed to be outside and ride their bikes around the circle, while I'm inside I can see *almost* all of the cul de sac. Well 3yo escapes and man is he fast on that trike! 5yo Ds and I were looking all over for him, calling, running down the other street, nothing. We run back and get in the van and find him 2 blocks away on another cul de sac! I was so scared! I was about to call the police or expected that someone else had found him and already called the police. All that running gave me some ctx and a sore belly, I thought it might put me into labor but everything calmed down now
Oh my gosh how totally scary! I can't imagine! Well I can and do imagine of course but luckily haven't had to live through it (knock wood).

Lindsay- I just read about membrane stripping last night actually- the MW or OB inserts their finger through your cervix and then just runs it along the ridge there causing the membranes to detach. It can be a bit painful I guess, depends on each persons experience, many don't feel a thing and some just have mild discomfort. Your cervix has to be smushy and I think dilated to at least 1cm too. Sorry about your inept lab tech- I hate that when they make a mess of my arm.
post #60 of 70
"I do feel like I'm getting a different kind of rite of passage, since I'm really having to let go of what I wanted for myself, in favor of what's best for my child." bodhitree

This is a very healthy to look at a scheduled section. I agree, its a type of sacrifice we make for our babies, the first in a long line of them!
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