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post #41 of 99
I just had my 39 week appointment, and membrane sweep #2. Here's to hoping it does something this time! I guess we'll see. It was considerably more uncomfortable than last time, she wasn't joking around!

Day #3 of no sleep at night. I was able to at least sort of relax last night, I wasn't asleep but I also wasn't totally awake either. I made sure the whole house was completely dark and I didn't even see what time it was until around 5am. Ugh. My midwife told me to just get sleep whenever I can and not worry about what time it is. So if I am tired during the day, then fall asleep during the day. I guess it doesn't really matter WHEN I sleep since I don't go to work or anything.

I have a tentative appointment on the 30th with whatever MW is on call that day. I really hope I don't need it!
post #42 of 99
GL I hope you have that baby soon! : :
post #43 of 99
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Have you used the castor oil before? I thought about having some on hand just in case, but I took a laxative one time years ago and it was just about the worst experience I have ever had! I don't know if I would be able to repeat that, even if it did get labor going!
I took it with DS1 at 41 weeks because I was afraid of a hossy induction.. it wasn't *that* bad, but I think it made it harder than it could have been.
post #44 of 99
It's supposed to be 99 here today with the heat index up around 105-110 (again). Tomorrow is supposed to be 99 again with 101 on the days following. Yuck. I'm mostly planning on staying inside until later in the day (when I have to go check my zucchini to see if any needs harvested). It's not so bad after 6 or so.
We got like 6 inches of rain last week and it's made the humidity horrible! I'm hoping it cools down a bit next week. Usually the real heat isn't here until late July or more into August.
post #45 of 99
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Today is suppose to be 87 and sunny.. It's been raining for weeks until the last 2 days... so the sunshine is welcome.
post #46 of 99
It is 96-99F here with the heat index around 110F so I don't really go outside much right now either. It did rain for about half an hour yesterday which cooled it down a little bit and I was able to take Ds outside to play for a little bit. I hope that the rest of the summer isn't this hot, but I'm not keeping my fingers crossed.
post #47 of 99
Taking it veeeeeeery easy today.
The kids are being allowed a lot more tv and computer than usual (most educational stuff) and DH borrowed 15 books from the library to keep them occupied while I try to rest. I guess that means they are being unschooled for now...

It is hot by English standards, but cool indoors
I am in the tub with the Iphone typing this.

I put 1 whole extra kilo since yesterday... all water
I keep drinking to see if it will help, but it is not working.
BP seems normal though...

Like only you ladies will understand, I am just done baking this baby. ..
post #48 of 99
Today is about 20 degrees cooler than yesterday, which is a good thing because I was about ready to melt (it was in the 90s and SOOOO humid). Yesterday, wanting to be a "good mommy" and get my ds outside for some fun, I took him him to the park for a playdate w/ some friends. For the first time ever, he wanted nothing to do with the playground or the nearby petting zoo. Instead...running towards the street and the neighboring nursing home. Agh. It was a short park visit. I just don't have the energy to chase him everywhere, and the heat makes my patience go WAY down too.

Today, it's so much nicer out- mid 70s and low humidity, overcast. I feel like I could be outside all day today. I took ds to the hospital to give him a "tour" of where I will go when I have the baby. There were 2 babies in the hospital nursery, my heart just swooned. I don't know if he totally gets it yet, but I at least want him to be familiar w/ the place so it's not so scary when he comes to visit me and the baby.

Someone earlier had posted about summer weight/water slings. I remembered a MN company that carried them:
http://www.kangarookorner.com/c-40-.aspx

There's also a "solarveil" sling on that site, but it says that the manufacturer has discontinued that one (I looked into that one when ds was born, and almost bought it...but got a different one locally). There are a few sizes/colors left.
post #49 of 99
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I just got back from a pedicure.. it was sooo nice I haven't had one in a year, decided I needed more pampering, and since I can't really touch my feet it would be a good distraction.

Afterwards, I went to a vegan hotdog stand downtown... yum!

It's about 20 degrees HOTTER today than yesterday, so now I am hanging out in our cool basement until this evening, which isn't too far away now.
post #50 of 99
Good luck FawnandDoe! And good to hear things are better Quindin.

I need this baby out too. My 2ndary insurance (through the state) is about to expire (June 30th) and I haven't heard if I qualify again--it stinks because neither DH or I make a steady income...and I'm worried we may not qualify because we have been trying to work a lot of extra hours to fund my unpaid leave this summer...I just really want the baby to be born while I have state coverage still because DH's work insurance copays and deductibles are awful (they cut that back along with salary and everything else...arghh).

Also, I just realized that daycare is going to be something like 80% of my salary when I go back to work! So frustrating...but, I have to pay it because I'm in school 5 days/wk, so essentially I will be working just to fund daycare expenses for school...ugh, I guess it is just one of those days! I need to make some brownies! Darn it--I want some "special" brownies! LOL

Oh, my "aunt" told me I should drink whine and it would relax me and start labor, but, I would think it would actually make it less likely for labor to start...what do you think? LOL
post #51 of 99
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I need this baby out too. My 2ndary insurance (through the state) is about to expire (June 30th) and I haven't heard if I qualify again--it stinks because neither DH or I make a steady income...and I'm worried we may not qualify because we have been trying to work a lot of extra hours to fund my unpaid leave this summer...I just really want the baby to be born while I have state coverage still because DH's work insurance copays and deductibles are awful (they cut that back along with salary and everything else...arghh).

Also, I just realized that daycare is going to be something like 80% of my salary when I go back to work! So frustrating...but, I have to pay it because I'm in school 5 days/wk, so essentially I will be working just to fund daycare expenses for school...ugh, I guess it is just one of those days! I need to make some brownies! Darn it--I want some "special" brownies! LOL

Oh, my "aunt" told me I should drink whine and it would relax me and start labor, but, I would think it would actually make it less likely for labor to start...what do you think? LOL
That sucks about your insurance! How far along will you be on June 30th?

I think drinking wine would help if you are really uptight/nervous/etc.. right now.. but some midwives recommend it to stop labor.. I guess it's like getting an epidural- for some women it helps take the edge off so that they can relax enough to have a baby, and for others it slows it down...

I have no idea what "special" brownies would do though
post #52 of 99
I'm sorry to hear about your insurance situation Lilmomma.

I'm in the same sort of sitution except that I will have NO maternity coverage at all after June 30. Dh works for the state and they are switching plans on July 1 and the new plan does not include maternity benefits. I really don't want to be induced, but I am going to talk to my midwife about it tomorrow because we really can't afford to pay for the entire maternity/birth bill.
post #53 of 99
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I'm sorry to hear about your insurance situation Lilmomma.

I'm in the same sort of sitution except that I will have NO maternity coverage at all after June 30. Dh works for the state and they are switching plans on July 1 and the new plan does not include maternity benefits. I really don't want to be induced, but I am going to talk to my midwife about it tomorrow because we really can't afford to pay for the entire maternity/birth bill.
I have thought about that too...though I know it is probably not best for myself or baby...so frustrating! I'll be 39wks, 1 day on June 30th...but, my first was 4 days after EDD, so I think this one will be after too.

Speaking of money...I just ordered my breast pump, luckily Amazon had some good deals and MIL is putting some $$ in for it...so much money though!!! I had a Medela PIS for DS1 and hated it it (I finally gave it away and used a Avent hand pump) so I just ordered a Avent Duo Electric and I am just praying it works better for me, I'd love to get away without supplimenting this time!

Umm...and DS totally just PEED on me (I feel he did it on purpose because he is mad that I am not going to bed yet) so I am off...
post #54 of 99
Ugh... I am SO done. My MW is on vacation for the next 2 weeks, and I'm not sure how I feel about labor while she's gone- I want to be done, but I want somebody I know as attending. I knew this going in with her, so it's not like I was abandoned... I was just hoping to deliver before she left.

Then the EDD got moved to right in the middle of her being gone, and now I'm sitting here huge, done, and grumpy.

I keep fluxuating between really excited to meet this kid, to pissed at the world (especially objects/items that don't do what I want). DH and my step-sons have learned to keep out of my way when I get like this. DH is the brave one who tries to placate me with offerings of food, drink, and the occassional back/belly rub.... I feel like some sort of beast!

I had all these instincts that she'd be early- and for 2 whole weeks, it felt like the time was upon me. She'd dropped, and I was getting contractions here and there, I was nesting like crazy. Then, suddenly, that impending feeling went away, and she moved back up! I didn't know the little buggers could do that! My MW said it was possible- she hadn't dropped completely anyway.

She isn't even born yet, and she's messing with me! Definately MY kid in there... sheesh.
post #55 of 99
I slept in longer than I usually do, but I'm still really tired. And I feel huge. And hot. I think the rain has finally moved off (for now), but the humidity is sticking around. :

Are we done yet?
post #56 of 99
It isn't even July yet! We will all have babies soon.

I awoke in the early hours with some powerful surges. Then i felt nauseous and cold and the surges kept coming. I had to have a talk with the baby and had to ask her to wait until at least after today, because as much as i want to meet her, i have to fax a ton of papers to my lawyer today and it has to be today because our hearing is on Tuesday and she has to serve my ex's lawyer with it. On top of that i have to go to the courthouse and pray that my restraining order is done and i can pick it up and overnight it to my lawyer so she can serve it on my ex at the hearing on Tuesday. So i absolutely have to accomplish this things today. The hearings are far away from me so i have to get everything to my lawyer in a timely manner and the hearing date can not be changed.

So this morning i am rushing around to get the papers together and i am rather sleepy and very crampy. I just cleared out what must be the remains of bowels. So maybe this weekend, once i can relax for a second i can have this baby!
post #57 of 99
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I'm done too!

This baby is getting heavy! He is hard to carry around in my belly.
post #58 of 99
Penstamom, I'm sorry your shower fell through. I've been a little bit bummed about not getting a shower. I know if this baby was a girl, I'd be having a shower, but it's my third boy, so no shower for me. It's not even the gifts that I care about, just more of the thought, kwim? So, what I've done instead of gotten myself some, "baby" gifts. I got a nice set of Vera Bradley items on sale for myself as a baby gift. I figure if nobody is going to throw me a shower, it doesn't mean I can't pamper myself with something special.

Well, I had my 36 wk appt today. Everything looks ok, baby's head is down. I am VERY uncomfortable though. I swear this kid has his foot lodged up under my ribs and has his leg stretched out. I'm constantly being poked! I'm helping to throw my friend a jack and jill bridal shower (party) with 75 guests this Saturday and totally dreading it. I have to do the decorations and help set up and right now I am moving at the speed of a turtle and easily worn out. I HOPE I survive the day. If I throw myself into labor, it is really going to suck, b/c I will be almost 2 hrs away from, "home." Not that there aren't any hospitals where the shower is (bride's parents' house), but basically since my DH is a hospital employee, if we have the baby at HIS hospital, the birth is 100% covered by our insurance. If we have the baby elsewhere, I have no clue how much we will have to pay. So, while I really want to have this baby, I am hoping to hold out through this wknd and he can come anytime after that I will be as happy as a clam!

The house is still not ready for the baby, but oh well. I'm kind of at the point of exasperation where I don't care anymore. I'm just big and tired and finding it very difficult to get anything done and just want the baby OUT (after we are back in town). My ob did say that at this point if the baby were to come, they would not stop me from having the baby. Everything else looked good, had my last set of labs done, GBS test (although I was positive before, so I am expecting it to be positive again).

Is anyone else starving??? I have gained several lbs in the past few wks (and that's saying a LOT, b/c so far I have only gained 7 lbs for this pregnancy), b/c I am soooo hungry. I think one reason I am not sleeping well is b/c I am waking up hungry in the middle of the night. This has NEVER happened to me before. I normally eat hardly anything while pregnant, b/c of the bad nausea and vomiting. So, I did get some cottage cheese today at the store and plan to have it as a snack before bedtime, in hopes that it will carry me through the night.

Oh, as for the weather, it has been so mild of a summer lately and then BOOM, now it is blazing hot! I am hiding indoors. My poor kids. I think I will just watch them play outside from the comfort of my air conditioned house from a window!
post #59 of 99
Thanks everyone for the baby shower sympathies . I think our culture puts such an emphasis on traditions that are bastardized into contrived capitalist spending-sprees that I really was hoping to just have a happy get together to celebrate baby. Maybe I will throw one myself in a few months, if that's not considered selfish.

I think I am in the minority about feeling "done". I am still scared of being a ftm and am happy that I still have ~ 4 weeks. We have no family for 1000's of miles and most of our friends heartily dislike children (they are scared or indifferent really). I am making every effort to meet new mamas, but it is hard when I have been working my butt off and collapsing in the evenings. Hopefully once I am a sahm I will be able to connect more with others.

Yes, I have been soooo hungry lately too! : So far not too much gain in the third tri (I seemed to put it all on in the 2nd), but I just want to eat and eat. Mostly fresh summer fruits and grilled meat, but just about anything will do (ice cream ).

Has anyone else been wearing the food that they eat? I can't for the life of me get food into my mouth without some of it decorating my clothes or the floor or both. Half the time I can't see it in the mirror because of the belly The worst part is my maternity wardrobe is getting smaller by the day...
post #60 of 99
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Has anyone else been wearing the food that they eat? I can't for the life of me get food into my mouth without some of it decorating my clothes or the floor or both. Half the time I can't see it in the mirror because of the belly The worst part is my maternity wardrobe is getting smaller by the day...
*raises hand* ME!! I constantly spill food on myself. My husband enjoys making fun of me on a daily basis. I have no idea why I'm so clumsy!

I made an appointment to meet a pediatrician next week. She was recommended to me by both my Bradley teacher and my midwives, so I hope that means she is good! She is supposed to be supportive of breastfeeding and delayed/ selective vaxes, which is about all I care about, but I don't know if there are any other questions I should ask. Any ideas from experienced mamas?
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