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post #21 of 73
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Originally Posted by serenekitten View Post
Yeah, I know what you mean. My motto for the day is, "Friends are God's way of apologizing for family." I went through some of the stuff from the shower (including onesies everyone decorated with fabric markers), and it made me smile.
I love that!
post #22 of 73
I'm sorry for the family issues some of you are facing.

I'm 37wks today! I got a few things done also, I washed my stroller covers, put the car seat together (that was difficult!) and started packing my "hospital bag" but, I had to clean too because we had to show our apartment tonight. We rent a duplex and our downstairs neighbors are moving and our landlord is letting us move downstairs for the same rent! YAY!!!! (Though it looks like our move will be right around my EDD!!!)

Oh, and I think I have been losing my mucus plug today, but, I'm not sure---no blood, but TONS of mucus---just about every time I go to the bathroom...not that it means anything if I am.
post #23 of 73
I am 36 weeks 1 day according to conception and 37 weeks 6 days according to LMP. The LMP is seeming more accurate with this pregnancy. I am feeling done and ready and peaceful about having a baby. My husband keeps telling me he keeps thinking I will go into labor. I am getting anxious. I keep trying to fill up my schedule more and more and more every day. I'd rather cancel things than be totally bored out of my mind. I do tell myself that this will be over in a month and I will be dealing with other things, but I am still feeling anxious.

I've gained 28 pounds, and 2 more pounds will put me at 200, which would make me grumpy, but Oh well. I have been gaining really, really slowly though, which is a great sign. I have an appointment with the midwife tomorrow and with the doula, so that is nice. It will be good to get all of that out of the way.

I am also expecting a litter of baby rabbits tomorrow, which is always lovely to distract me. They are only meat rabbits, so no real cuddling or anything with them, but I do have some 7 week old babies to cuddle now that are pretty darn cute.

My MIL is out of town right now, and I just keep thinking that it would be LOVELY if I had the baby while she was away. So much less to worry about on so many accounts. I hope that I will be able to hold off on announcing the birth for a day or two after because I know people will be knocking on my door whether invited or not

My house is spotless and my to-do list is done--that must be part of why I am feeling so darn crazy!
post #24 of 73
About the energy, it is the first time in months I have any at all.
Like you ladies, I have zero of it usually. I am more than happy if I can even get the bare basics to keep my kids fed and clean every day.


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Originally Posted by serenekitten View Post
Yeah, I know what you mean. My motto for the day is, "Friends are God's way of apologizing for family." I went through some of the stuff from the shower (including onesies everyone decorated with fabric markers), and it made me smile.
So true!
: grouphug ladies. I am sorry you are having to deal with it.
post #25 of 73
I'm 36 weeks now, and getting so excited to meet this baby! I'm doing a second belly cast this week (I did my first one around 32 weeks) and getting maternity photos done.
I'm very curious to see when this baby comes. Ds was born at 36 weeks, 4 days. But, I'm really feeling like this baby won't come until the first week of July. Or maybe that's just wishful thinking, since I want a July baby, and my mother blessing isn't until June 28.

I'm finally off-call from births for a good few months, so that is nice. I know I should start trying to nap when I can, but I'm such a 'do-er' that I'd rather spend the time cleaning or cooking. My energy isn't the best, and I finally got my blood work done, and I am slightly anemic, so at least that is part of my low-energy problem! I'm now doing lots of chlorphyll, herbal tea, chlorella, and dried fruit and dark leafy greens, and feeling better already.
post #26 of 73
**hugs** mamas!! I'm right there w/ the mom issue, just its MIL instead! I'm trying to deal with it though.

I will be 36 weeks in 2 days and had my first internal today. It wasn't bad at all, my mw was so gentle. I was surprised I didn't have to be in stirrups and all the crap that a reg. OB would of had me do! She also showed DH how to do my perenial massge, which didn't hurt either! My Little Lady is in a good position which I had been worrying about. She hasn't dropped yet, but my mw said my cervix is soft and that I'm about 50% effaced!

Today is my last day teaching with the kids! Tomorrow is a teacher workday and then summer vacay starts!! Thank goodness!! My mw said if school wasn't finishing today she would take me out of work b/c of my extreme swelling. Thank goodness I made it! I can't wait to just be pregnant and not work. I am only aloud to do one errande a day and I'm suppossed to be laying down w/ fet up the rest of the time, but I'm fine with that!

I hope your all having a good day today!!
post #27 of 73
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: 38 weeks today!! :
post #28 of 73
37 Weeks today! :
As far as I'm concerned baby can come... yesterday! But I know that she probably needs to cook a little longer.
Anyone else getting a little tired of being a crock pot?

I had a huge amount of energy this weekend, it was amazing! I emptied out most of the kitchen deep cleaned and reorganized about 80% of it. DH & our roommates are so confused trying to find things now.

Now today on the other hand, I feel terrible! I'm nauseus and it really HURTS when the baby moves, like it feels like a nasty contraction, but at the top of my uterus! I think she's going to be really long. At least we're almost there! I told DH last night, it feels like I have been pregnant for so long, but in 5-6 weeks (or 2 or 3 ) we will be holding LO!

I havn't seen the doc in 2 weeks : I switched to the more natural friendly hospital, the one with a water birthing suite, instead of dozens of residents/interns! : but my old OB's office has been dragging their feet getting my paperwork sent off. Supposedly they mailed it on Friday...
post #29 of 73
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: 38 weeks today!! :
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ughhh...so I'm scheduled to work CRAZY hours at both my jobs this week and next (trying to save $$ for after the baby is born sense I do not get paid leave)...which means after working this AM I have to go back in tonight and I just feel awful... I mean my head is saying how great it is that baby is riding low now-but, my body HATES it! I keep trying to go to the bathroom thinking I'll feel better, but, it doesn't help at all...plus I can't sit without getting BHC's...argh!!!
post #30 of 73
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I havn't seen the doc in 2 weeks : I switched to the more natural friendly hospital, the one with a water birthing suite, instead of dozens of residents/interns! : but my old OB's office has been dragging their feet getting my paperwork sent off. Supposedly they mailed it on Friday...
My OB with DS1 did the same thing when I switched.

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I had a mw appt today, everything is good.. I've been at the same weight for my last 3 appts though, which concerns me, but not my mw. I still weigh about 7 lbs less than when I had DS1 at 41 weeks... but I am also much more active chasing around a 2 year old all the time too.

Baby's head is slightly in my pelvis, but not much. I really want to have a solstice/fathers day baby.
post #31 of 73
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I had a mw appt today, everything is good.. I've been at the same weight for my last 3 appts though, which concerns me, but not my mw.
I'm kind of in the same boat about the weight gain. My eating habits haven't changed, but my weight gain has kind of sputtered out. I asked my mom (who is a midwife and had 5 kids) about this and she said it can bet totally normal. She even lost a few pounds towards the end with a few kids. Hopefully nothing to stress over
post #32 of 73
I wouldn't worry at all about the weight gain (or lack thereof). It is totally normal.

Of course, I have STOPPED weighing myself....it wasn't very good for my mental peace of mind to keep watching those numbers creeping closer and closer to the 200 mark.
post #33 of 73
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Anyone else getting a little tired of being a crock pot?


I now have "I'm a little teapot" stuck in my head... because there are just no good crock pot songs.
post #34 of 73
Yeah...I'm almost 200 also---196 at my last visit, but, I only had gained 1lb. I was 220 before DS1 was born--but I started at 157, this time I started at 150.
post #35 of 73
Some of you are getting so close! I can't wait for the in-labor threads to start up! I have 6 weeks left, and I'm still really hoping that it really will be 6 weeks and not less! I feel like we still have next to nothing for this baby, and after some recent unexpected expenses and the fact that we always have a dry spell in the summer with next to no money coming in, I am really scrounging trying to figure out exactly what I absolutely have to have before baby comes, and the cheapest way to get it. I was hoping someone would throw me a shower, but my immediate family are all living states away and none of my friends and family here have stepped up. By August we should have some good money coming in, but I can't wait until then to get the essentials!

Here is my list so far:

-Diapers: I plan on ordering 1 dozen newborn prefolds and 2 dozen small prefolds. Does that sound like enough?
-For diaper covers, I've made several knit ones, and have yarn to make more.
-1 triple pack of snappis for the prefolds
-Diaper pail-whatever cheap trash can with a step operated lid I can find
-I'm debating on pail liners...ultimately I want a nice PUL one, but can I get by with just plastic garbage can liners for now?
-Cloth wipes-planning on making 3 dozen flannel ones while the flannel at Joann's is 2.50 a yard
-Lanolin - for lanolizing my wool covers and for sore nipples
-Cloth diaper friendly detergent-Anyone have any recs? I'd like to not have to order online if possible.
-Stretchy wrap-planning to make this with the cheapest sale knit fabric I can find. I eventually want a variety of carriers, but I think maybe the stretchy wrap will be best for the newborn period.
-Receiving blankets-I'm thinking 2 of those gerber 5 packs should do it, I need 6-8 for my birth supplies, and if I wind up with extra I can always cut them down into wipes/burp cloths
-Birth supplies-I have a list from my midwife that includes all the things like a mattress protector, postpartum pads etc.
-Clothes-I am not sure what I need here, I have some hand me downs I need to go through and a few gifted onesies. I bought a pack of gerber side snap shirts and some baby legs. I think I need some socks and sleepers. What are newborn clothing essentials?
-Carseat -going to have to order this online soon, I can't find the one I want in stores here

Anything else I'm forgetting? We have a changing table/dresser combo that needs to be put together, and I'm planning on baby sleeping with us, but I also have a hammock style baby bed (like the amby) for naps or whatever. I'm thinking we can do without a stroller until the money comes back. Help me out experienced mamas!
post #36 of 73
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Originally Posted by Angelorum View Post
Some of you are getting so close! I can't wait for the in-labor threads to start up! I have 6 weeks left, and I'm still really hoping that it really will be 6 weeks and not less!

Here is my list so far:

-Diapers: I plan on ordering 1 dozen newborn prefolds and 2 dozen small prefolds. Does that sound like enough?
-For diaper covers, I've made several knit ones, and have yarn to make more.
-1 triple pack of snappis for the prefolds
-Diaper pail-whatever cheap trash can with a step operated lid I can find
-I'm debating on pail liners...ultimately I want a nice PUL one, but can I get by with just plastic garbage can liners for now?
-Cloth wipes-planning on making 3 dozen flannel ones while the flannel at Joann's is 2.50 a yard
-Lanolin - for lanolizing my wool covers and for sore nipples
-Cloth diaper friendly detergent-Anyone have any recs? I'd like to not have to order online if possible.
-Stretchy wrap-planning to make this with the cheapest sale knit fabric I can find. I eventually want a variety of carriers, but I think maybe the stretchy wrap will be best for the newborn period.
-Receiving blankets-I'm thinking 2 of those gerber 5 packs should do it, I need 6-8 for my birth supplies, and if I wind up with extra I can always cut them down into wipes/burp cloths
-Birth supplies-I have a list from my midwife that includes all the things like a mattress protector, postpartum pads etc.
-Clothes-I am not sure what I need here, I have some hand me downs I need to go through and a few gifted onesies. I bought a pack of gerber side snap shirts and some baby legs. I think I need some socks and sleepers. What are newborn clothing essentials?
-Carseat -going to have to order this online soon, I can't find the one I want in stores here

Anything else I'm forgetting? We have a changing table/dresser combo that needs to be put together, and I'm planning on baby sleeping with us, but I also have a hammock style baby bed (like the amby) for naps or whatever. I'm thinking we can do without a stroller until the money comes back. Help me out experienced mamas!
Wow- 6 weeks left... and my baby is almost 3 weeks old!

Yes, you can get by w/o stroller for quite some time. We have one out in the shed that can be used for under 6 months, but I have no plan to pull it out.

Louisa has so far worn about 5 onesies and a handful of sleepers. So you can get away with not much in the way of newborn clothing. We also have been using infant prefolds since birth- not sure how long newborn size would last, though you can always use them as doublers later.

albeebaby.com has had some good sales on Britax carseats. We used convertible size from birth with both kids.

I use Charlie's soap, which I can get locally.

You can use a garbage can liner for dipes as a temporary measure. We have 2 PUL ones, and wash them with the diapers.

Update on us-- my first outing with 2 by myself. We went to the park and pool, and it was actually pretty smooth!

Louisa is currently wide awake and hiccuping in my lap. She slept a lot today, so I may not have the most restful night.....
post #37 of 73
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Originally Posted by serenekitten View Post


I now have "I'm a little teapot" stuck in my head... because there are just no good crock pot songs.
Made me laugh because dd1 who is three thinks they are called crack pots and refuses to be corrrected. Anyone else see the discovery health channel Births Beyond Belief? It wasn't too bad. I only yelled at the tv narrator a handful of times. It had three women who were planning homebirths.
post #38 of 73
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Originally Posted by Angelorum View Post

Here is my list so far:


-Diaper pail-whatever cheap trash can with a step operated lid I can find
-I'm debating on pail liners...ultimately I want a nice PUL one, but can I get by with just plastic garbage can liners for now?

-Cloth diaper friendly detergent-Anyone have any recs? I'd like to not have to order online if possible.

-Clothes-I am not sure what I need here, I have some hand me downs I need to go through and a few gifted onesies. I bought a pack of gerber side snap shirts and some baby legs. I think I need some socks and sleepers. What are newborn clothing essentials?
I have never used a diaper pail liner.. and just use a regular old trash bin. If it gets poo in it, I just rinse it off outside or in the shower.

I have used Charlies, which is good, and then I found some really, really cheap completely biodegradable, hypo, no dye/perfum stuff.. I think it is Sun Burst Free that I get for $2.50 a bottle at Smith's/Krogers. It has worked great for us.

I recommend thrift stores for baby clothes.. soooo cheap, and most of the stuff is barely used. Maybe a couple pair of pants/shorts to go with a shirts and onesies would be good. And I loved those little mittens for baby hands because they love to scratch their little faces.
post #39 of 73
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Originally Posted by serenekitten View Post


I now have "I'm a little teapot" stuck in my head... because there are just no good crock pot songs.

Gee thanks, now I have it stuck too.
post #40 of 73
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Originally Posted by Angelorum View Post
-Diapers: I plan on ordering 1 dozen newborn prefolds and 2 dozen small prefolds. Does that sound like enough?
-For diaper covers, I've made several knit ones, and have yarn to make more.
-1 triple pack of snappis for the prefolds
-Diaper pail-whatever cheap trash can with a step operated lid I can find
-I'm debating on pail liners...ultimately I want a nice PUL one, but can I get by with just plastic garbage can liners for now?
-Cloth wipes-planning on making 3 dozen flannel ones while the flannel at Joann's is 2.50 a yard
-Lanolin - for lanolizing my wool covers and for sore nipples
-Cloth diaper friendly detergent-Anyone have any recs? I'd like to not have to order online if possible.
-Stretchy wrap-planning to make this with the cheapest sale knit fabric I can find. I eventually want a variety of carriers, but I think maybe the stretchy wrap will be best for the newborn period.
-Receiving blankets-I'm thinking 2 of those gerber 5 packs should do it, I need 6-8 for my birth supplies, and if I wind up with extra I can always cut them down into wipes/burp cloths
-Birth supplies-I have a list from my midwife that includes all the things like a mattress protector, postpartum pads etc.
-Clothes-I am not sure what I need here, I have some hand me downs I need to go through and a few gifted onesies. I bought a pack of gerber side snap shirts and some baby legs. I think I need some socks and sleepers. What are newborn clothing essentials?
-Carseat -going to have to order this online soon, I can't find the one I want in stores here
Sounds pretty good. I never use a pail liner--I can't really afford a re-usable one and I hated wasting trash bags--I just wash my pail every time I wash diapers (it's really not bad).

We used All Free and Clear detergent that can be found at almost any store and it has been fine (our store just started a generic of it that we use now).

I LOVE my baby legs--and DS1 still wears them at 25mos--he calls them "leg sweaters" but, they are perfect for cooler morning because you can stick baby in a onesie and BL and just take the BL off when it warms up--plus they make diaper changes a breeze!

GL!
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