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post #61 of 152
Home visit this morning. GBS negative.

I can't decide if I want to get a pool or not. Last time, the water made my pain worse, but I have a tiny bathroom with a half tub, so I am worried I am going to want to be in water and can't even get in the bath.
post #62 of 152
Yay GBS neg!

And whoever it was who was talking about getting something new for baby to wear home, I totally understand. I'm still debating doing it, but really, we have so many hand me down clothes that the last thing this girl needs is more of them. We got lots and lots of clothes as gifts too, but very few in the NB/0-3 mo sizes. (One NB outfit to be precise, and while it will be good indoor a/c, there's no way it's working for going home--way too warm here that time of year, I think. But I don't really know how you decide how many clothes to put on a new baby either.)
post #63 of 152
I don't have anything special for baby to wear home. I think my birth center manual recommends a footed one-piece I guess. I have some newborn onesies - maybe I should bring one of those sleepers.

I have two hours or so of work, my last day, and I can NOT wait to get out of here. Problem employee, financial questions from corporate...I want it all behind me!!
post #64 of 152
lissa-yay, GBS-!!

Cook-:hoorah for last days at work!

Major mama-I was thinking the same thing, I did a ton of nesting and if I go over too much the house will need cleaning again, ugh.

I had my 39 week appt today and I am 1cm, 25% effaced and the head is -3. So basically, no labor impending. I have had a feeling I will go over, my best guess is May 5th. I feel pretty good and I am sleeping well. However, I can see myself going a little stir crazy because I am not working and most everything is done in the house.
post #65 of 152
Okay, I take back saying it was a quarter size. It was more like 3 times a quarter size. I need to go buy some new EPO pills. I was going to use the same ones from my last pregnancy but they seemed to maybe smell funny and I didn't want to take any chances.

I feel tired, antsy, and blech today. I feel like I should be doing something but don't really have the energy to.
post #66 of 152
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Originally Posted by Misbehavedmeg View Post
I feel tired, antsy, and blech today. I feel like I should be doing something but don't really have the energy to.
This was me yesterday! I'm trying to organize things today, but my stenciling project isn't going so well. And until I finish those drawers, it doesn't make sense to put things in the dresser.

So - any suggestions for how to organize each drawer? There are 6 drawers. Originally I had 0-3 months in one drawer, 3-6 in the next, etc. But now I've got too much to fit in an organized way. Plus there are all the little blankets, and socks, etc. I'm just not sure what to put where!
post #67 of 152
I'm FREEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I can't believe I'm done with my job!!!
post #68 of 152
Congratulations Alicia!!! :
post #69 of 152
Cook!! YAY!! Last day of work!! I remember thinking that was the BEST.DAY.EVAR. when I was pregnant w/ DD.

Nothing exciting from my end...we're enjoying (har har NOT) a heat wave in SF...which means it's like 80-90 degrees and all people who've lived here more than 6 months are officially melting from heat exhaustion. I'd avoided swelling until yesterday...now my feet and hands look like giant sausages.
Oh and hey, it's supposed to RAIN on Saturday, so mild weather is not in the forecast any time soon.
And the one fan we have broke last night.
I have my 38w appointment tomorrow, wondering if the MW will do an internal exam and if I'll let her if she wants to...I'm thinking yes, just to satisfy my curiousity. They haven't done any internals yet.
I've been having very few contractions and very little cramping...I think I'm going to be pregnant for at least 2 more weeks. which might be good, since it will give me time at least to stock the freezer with some meals.
other than that, today I feel a little snarky and grumpy. Mostly from reading a dumb article by a dumb mommy blogger whining about people being mean to kids on airplanes and then further compounded the problem by reading all the hateful comments people were making about kids. I can't decide what's worse, self-indulgent, totally in-denial, naive parents who think their kids are perfect little environmentally friendly, bi-lingual snowflakes, or the "breeders are ruining the world stop having kids now we HATE YOU" people. I think the anti-breeders are worse since...WHO HATES KIDS?! All I want to say to those people is...don't you remember being a kid? Seriously? Who pees in these peoples' cornflakes every morning to make them forget that they were kids once and that kids are kids and...holy cow, what if their parents had had the same attitude about kids?
Gah. So yes. snarky. grumpy. hot. going to venture out into the heat to find some ice cream.
post #70 of 152
Minor vent.
So much to do.
So little time and energy (again).
So little (read: no) help.
*sigh*

Positives:
We have car seats for both LOs.
Clothes and diapers (even if they are 'sposies) too.
Some freezer meals are made.
The house is (mostly) clean and more organized than it's been since before DS2 was born.
post #71 of 152
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Originally Posted by lightheartedmom View Post
I can't decide what's worse, self-indulgent, totally in-denial, naive parents who think their kids are perfect little environmentally friendly, bi-lingual snowflakes, or the "breeders are ruining the world stop having kids now we HATE YOU" people. I think the anti-breeders are worse since...WHO HATES KIDS?! All I want to say to those people is...don't you remember being a kid? Seriously? Who pees in these peoples' cornflakes every morning to make them forget that they were kids once and that kids are kids and...holy cow, what if their parents had had the same attitude about kids?
Gah. So yes. snarky. grumpy. hot. going to venture out into the heat to find some ice cream.
We could only wish their parents had had the same attitude since then they wouldn't have been born. The "anti-breeders" I know (and yes I do know some) have had abortions when they've had the "inconvenience" of becoming pregnant despite their other precautions.
(I don't really mean that first part, but of course that's conveniently ignored in their philosophy.)

ETA: I should add that, while I don't agree with their philosophy or life choices, I'm glad to live someplace where they are free to live as they see fit and express their opinions- even if I don't appreciate it when they think they have the right to tell me how to live.
post #72 of 152
Finally jumping in here!

Had my 36w appt yesterday. I'm almost 2cm but cervix is still pretty long and thick. No sign of my plug yet but I too always (out of habit) check the tp when I wipe!

My first came home in a gown....not sure what I was thinking So really convienent in a car seat? My second I brought a carters NB footed sleeper and she was swimming in it (6lbs 7.5 oz) I think this time I'll be bringing a premie outfit and a newborn (just in case) just not sure if it'll be a footed one or not. I haven't decided yet.

Congrats Cook on being FREE!!

Jpi: what about socks and onesies/tshirts in the top drawers and blankets in the bottom drawers. Putting the outfits, pants and tops in the rest. I would probably put the bigger sizes in a box/basket/bin in a closet and bring those out when needed. Not sure if that helped at all. You'll probably end up reorganizing a bunch after babe is here and you are going into the drawers often, finding that putting certain things higher lowere or together works better.

The nesting has finally kicked in high gear and I am going through stuff like mad! I should have known I'm a late nester. It was the same way with the other two.

Oh and I totally agree that I hope baby comes in a timely fashion so I don't have to "Nest" again, ugh that would stink!
post #73 of 152
I picked up some of my maternity prints and I love them:. Can't wait to hang them on the wall!!

non-breeders: lame. they belong in a city all their own. My work is the most family oriented place, I think people who are single or who don't have kids feel more out of place.

coming home outfit: I have a footed, long sleeved sleeper. I hope it is big enough! DS wore many of his 0-3 clothes once, he was even too big for many of the cloth diapers we had.. We plan on shopping once the baby gets here, there is a great thrift shop and another consignment shop. Whatever gender the baby is we will have to get clothes . Love the tiny things, so cute!
post #74 of 152
So I completely didn't realize that my home visit is today. I though it was tomorrow They're supposed to get here in an hour or so and I just finished picking up the house. Now I'm going to sit on my bum and relax a bit.

Coming home outfit - DS wore a Carter's footed sleeper and he was swimming in it (He came home at 6lbs. 14oz.) so I would recommend having a preemie and a newborn outfit on hand if you're concerned about sizing. He didn't actually fit into newborn clothes for 2 weeks or so.

Woohoo for no more work, cookAMH!

j_p_i - I organize by sizes, so newborn/0-3 month in the first drawer and then I have a little storage container separating the two sizes that holds socks and hats. In the next drawer I do 3-6/6-9 and then another storage container in-between that holds bibs. The towels and washcloths are in a tote on top of the dresser and the blankets are on a shelf in the closet. My kids will share a dresser so DS's stuff is in the first two drawers, and then there's a smaller drawer at the very top that holds his socks. I hang up shirts, sleepers, gowns, and overalls/rompers.
post #75 of 152
I also organize by sizes, keeping the bigger stuff in a bin in the closet (subdivided with plastic bags). When you are all exhausted and weepy, you want every darn thing in the drawers to fit perfectly!

... and on that same note, I have several preemie-sized outfits and always keep my eyes open for more at consignment sales, etc. I just HATE it when the baby's clothes are too big. Hate it hate it hate it.
post #76 of 152
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Originally Posted by JacquelineR View Post
Does anyone else find it messed up that pregnant women (myself included) when getting close to term actually WANT to find disgusting slime in their panties or on their TP? "Yay! I have weird crap coming out of me!!" :
This made me laugh out loud for real. With #1 I was vigilant and saw the teeniest little scrap of mucus and knew it couldn't be everything, but figured it was the beginning. Then there was more, and I thought, oooh, that's it! Then I saw the unfathomable amount that came out during active labor and laughed at myself for thinking the previous amounts were the least bit interesting!

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Originally Posted by j_p_i View Post
So - any suggestions for how to organize each drawer? There are 6 drawers. Originally I had 0-3 months in one drawer, 3-6 in the next, etc. But now I've got too much to fit in an organized way. Plus there are all the little blankets, and socks, etc. I'm just not sure what to put where!
I keep all sizes that aren't current bagged and labeled in the basement. Otherwise I would not have room open the door. We are lucky to have a lot of clothes handed down, handed across, and bought for us, but I think I should hire someone to keep them organized!

Speaking of which..... I am over the threshold gestational age to deliver at my good hospital so I am now nesting like mad! Have to go start the washer and reorganize the boys' room.... boys. I'm going to have boys.
post #77 of 152
Glad to hear GBS-s.

Alicia~ Enjoy your free time.

Erin~ Hope the stenciling is going a bit better. Cannot help with organizing. LOs clothes this time will be in a box for awhile unless I can clean out a drawer in my own dresser or get a fabric closet hanging thing.
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Had my 36 wk appt today with the OB so I had my 1st internal and GBS test along with something else. I was not expecting to be anything but he said I was at least a 1 and certainly soft.

Now, I have to figure out if when I went to Urgent Care out of state when we thought I might be losing this LO whether their blood draw included certain tests bc now I am required to have them since I have to be in a hospital setting or they will poke the baby and I would have to fight not to bc the hospital would be their lawyer involved most likely bc it is a state thing. Well, I think if I have been - for the tests twice now and both DH and I are only DTD with each other I would still be - for these things since they are STDs. I think they just want to take more $$ from us since we are self pay.

I did get find the yarn I needed to finish the baby blanket so hopefully now I can finish that before baby comes if LO is a boy (have my girl ones done). I also got my boy outfit but a bit worried about it since it is 3-6 months. DS1's was 3-6 months and so big on him. But that was the only pieces I liked so I am hoping I can find a smaller size when I go to Chicago this wked.

MIL is annoyed with me bc I refused to show her the outfit I got but she is already annoyed we did not find out the sex but whatever. This is our kid and not hers! She also keeps asking about how much I weigh which is none of her business. You would think she would get the hint not to ask. I mean my own mother knows not to ask. If I want to tell you then I would.

Time for the boys' shower since soccer got cancelled.
post #78 of 152
I've been trying to get my birth ball ready but the pump broke and the ball is FULL and tight and 5-6cm short on the diameter. I'm so annoyed! I don't want to deal with this now nor try to find and fill another one. UGH. I got the 65cm for a reason. I emailed the company.
post #79 of 152
Home visit was excellent, I am free to have a baby now! I got to meet the assistant and my post-partum doula also. Still measuring around 33 1/2cm since babe is so low, but all sounds good.

Cook - What birth ball do you have? The company should at least send you a replacement I would think.
post #80 of 152
Managed to finish washing the walls in DS2's new room. Now all that has to be done to make it actually habitable is to paint it and put down flooring (note that I say habitable not "look good" or anything of the sort).
I'm so completely wiped out today. I could have gladly gone back to bed the moment I got out of bed this morning.
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