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post #21 of 91
Oh no I'm sorry Avani, like you need more stress now :
post #22 of 91
My friend is in labor! : Little brat isn't even due for another 10 days! I'm so jealous!
post #23 of 91
Avani, I am outraged! I cannot believe the family court system. We'll just have to hope for the best on the 31st.

And Christi, that sucks. I had my scar ripped open at about a week PP last time and it was more painful than I thought it could ever be. I hope you heal very soon. I wish I still lived in Monmouth. I would come and help!
post #24 of 91
I spent the day making 6 meals to freeze and then the kids helped clean out the pantry. I still have 5 meals to do tomorrow. Dh is planning on going to a conference 9 hours away from here from the 9-12. I have nothing planned this week. Its so boring around here. I keep telling the baby its fine for her to come out now. She's already starting to ignore me and she's not out of the womb yet!
post #25 of 91
All i want to do today is lay in bed and watch movies. I've been up with the kiddos but i suddenly feel like the baby has changed her mind and i am having zero contractions and zero labor like feelings. Last week i had lots of contractions and mucous, this week nada!

Thanks for the support. My lawyer and i are going to draft a new declaration for the next hearing, and i guess he is rescheduling the hearing. Waiting on that word!

I'm going to go and immerse myself in a pint of Ben and Jerry's
post #26 of 91
I think I am officially nesting... taking a 2 min break from whirlwind cleaning (I even just cleaned the utility room ) to say hi to ya'll and check in on the new babies!!! Still hopeful for a 070809 babe, body did a (ahem) rather thorough intestinal cleanout this a.m.... hoping that is a good sign....
post #27 of 91
Maybe you ladies can help me out...

I woke up at 5AM with a backache, chills, and nausea. I had a few fleeting headaches -- they'd last for a few moments and then go away. I got up and poked around the kitchen, but did not feel like eating at all. My bowels cleaned themselves out in good shape. I had a few contractions here and there -- they'd start off as a backache and then spread out across my uterus -- but I couldn't find a pattern to them. Finally, I managed to get a piece of toast down and relaxed enough to get a couple more hours of sleep. I'm back to having the mild contractions I was having before this morning.

So what the heck was that all about? I thought my body was trying to kill me. :
post #28 of 91
Serenekitten, I don't know. I seem to go through that every night btwn 2-5am, I have those type of symptoms and then I finally fall back asleep and the symptoms go away. It's really frustrating.

As for us, I am tired of trying to get the house ready. Today, took the kids to the natural center's walk and talk and then after lunch I am taking the kids to see Monsters vs. Aliens at the discount theater. After that I have an ob appt. I keep hoping that this baby will come this wk, b/c I am just sick of being pregnant. Stupid nausea and vomiting finally went away in the past month, only for me to feel so big that I'm still miserable anyway...
post #29 of 91
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I woke up at 5AM with a backache, chills, and nausea.
: Me too! What the crap? : It's almost 7 am here, I have been up for about an hour, and I went to bed at 1am. I feel cruddy and like I'm going to puke. I have a MW appt today and then I think I'm going to go get a pedicure--I have a gift cert to a spa that I never spent and maybe a good foot massage will put me in labor! If nothing else it will feel good and I will have purdy toes
post #30 of 91
I had that happen last week, prodromal labor.

Nothing happenening for me. I'm 41 weeks today. Tired of everyone's comments and ready to hide out until the babe comes. I do have to be in court on friday so i assume the babe is waiting. I'm feeling tired and discouraged right now. I wish i could afford a massage or something to relax my body.
post #31 of 91
Hey mamas! I have been reading, but just way, way too busy to post! I love how all of us either have babies or will very soon. July came really quickly for me, but that could be because of how crazy my life is! I have been working up until now (which was not a good decision, due to the nature of being a midwife, and for my future babies I am stopping at ~32 weeks I think) but tomorrow is my very last day on-call! I had a long labor/birth yesterday and my hips/back/pelvis were KILLING me when I got home. I am waiting to go to another birth tonight too.

Good news in my life: My children are so wonderful and beautiful! I totally remember getting to this point at the end of my last pregnancy where I thought everything my dd1 did was so amazing and I was very emotional. I just think that as I come closer to the point of expanding and evolving our family, I am just very grateful for all that I have and love having these people in my life to help grow and thrive! Also, we just bought a lovely home in the country. You can see pics here. There is lots we are going to do with it, mainly putting wood siding on the outside, building a fence and having chickens and a giant garden, but I am SO excited. We close/move on September 1st so the instant this baby leaves my body we will be packing and organizing. I love moving but hope this is the last time for a loooooooong time.

Avani, I hope your baby stays in until Friday when all's settled and then you have a peaceful, healthy birth and baby integrates into your family seamlessly. I have been thinking of you and including you in my nightly prayers/meditation! I wish you could get a massage too, and hope you gain some energy and encouragement soon.

I am excited to birth this baby. On Sunday night/Monday all day, I had strong, regular contractions about 6-7 mins apart, but they never got stronger/longer/closer together and petered out at night time. I was a little bit discouraged, but it made me realize that one of these days this baby really is going to come join us! I was having some ambivalence about if I should UC or have a midwife present, but I decided to just play it by ear and see how I feel in labor. I feel at peace with this choice. In any case, I have all my supplies gathered and am ready? Hear that, baby?

Wishing you all a lovely Wednesday and rest of the week!
post #32 of 91
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Also, we just bought a lovely home in the country. You can see pics here. There is lots we are going to do with it, mainly putting wood siding on the outside, building a fence and having chickens and a giant garden, but I am SO excited. We close/move on September 1st so the instant this baby leaves my body we will be packing and organizing. I love moving but hope this is the last time for a loooooooong time.
What a beautiful home!!!! :
post #33 of 91
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What a beautiful home!!!! :
Thank you!!! It's just right for us, and I can't wait to put time and energy into making it just the way we want it over the years.
post #34 of 91
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What a beautiful home!!!! :
Ditto that! It's gorgeous!
post #35 of 91
Wow what an amazing house! That is an exciting transition too. A new home and a new baby! I love minimalism and clean open spaces. You are so lucky :
post #36 of 91
Blissful_Maia- No WONDER you're blissful! That's a totally blissed out house! Enjoy it! What a great way to welcome a new baby to your family.

Avani- I hope everything works out for you. Enjoy your Ben and Jerry's, that sounds good right about now!

Well, got back from my 38 wk ob appt. Nothing going on. He offered to do another check, but I declined. I told him it would just drive me crazy and he agreed. I'm HOPING that I will have this baby before my appt next wk! I detest the weekly appts toward the end of the pregnancy, so tedious to drag yourself there, for like a 2 min appt... and lots of waiting around.
post #37 of 91
I had my 40 week appt today! My mw asked if I wanted her to check me and I declined, since I had just checked myself this morning and my cervix is posterior and sky-high. Still 3 cm, although more effaced than last week. Nothing much else going on...I'm going to take the kids to the little display garden in town and walk around for a bit, can't hurt and maybe walking + full moon might encourage baby!
post #38 of 91
What a lovely home, Blissful_Maia! I love the new beginnings a move brings! What an exciting time for your family!

I too, am just totally appreciative and emotional over my 2yo. Every thing he does just amazes me, except when he wouldn't let me play w/ him this afternoon and sent me to the couch. My turn play cars! Mommy couch! He said! Ok, so that's cute too. :

I had my 37 week appt today. I've progressed to 2 cm, still 50% effaced (for 3 weeks now), but my cervix is soft, anterior, and the baby is +2. I try to tell myself that's good...but I know that I could be like this until the end of July.

I am *VERY* emotional. I called the clinic today to make next week's appt (there was a line when I was leaving and wanted to get going and call dh), and they tried to tell me there's a "block" on appts for next week b/c of their new scheduling software. I almost cried. I must have sounded panicked, because she "allowed" me to make another appt next week. How nice of her.

I also bit my mom's head off today. She told me, AGAIN, that I can't have this baby this weekend because she is going out of town. Then she also added that I can't have her next weekend either because my one brother is having his annual farm party (he and his wife, their friends from college and other various acquiantences get together every summer and have a lazy day of yard games on the farm, some sort of roasted meat, a huge bonfire later, and the annually decreasing amount of adult beverages consumed by now 30-something ppl), and my other brother's band is going to play this year and that I should really go hear them. Great. Normally, I would be there, it's a good time...but if it's 100 degrees, there's NO WAY I'm sitting out in the sun, having to keep my 2yo away from the electric fence around the chicken's yard (he's fascinated w/ chickens) or chase (waddle after) him while he goes to visit the sheep, again. So I told her as much, and I also told her that this baby is going to come when she's good and ready, and SORRY if she has other plans, it's going to happen anyway and she need to just STOP telling me when I can and can not have this baby.


End of rant.

I had 3 contractions earlier. 3. 12 minutes apart. Painful, but I was able to walk through them. Then they stopped. A bunch of teases, they are.

Have I mentioned that I'm ready?
post #39 of 91
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I had 3 contractions earlier. 3. 12 minutes apart. Painful, but I was able to walk through them. Then they stopped. A bunch of teases, they are.
Those suck, don't they? : I am at the point where every time I get a painful contraction, I get so excited ("Yay! It hurts!!") but of course they fizzle out. BRING ON THE PAIN!
post #40 of 91
I felt good today, well, emotionally. I was nausiated, and had some indigestion- and sore! But it wasn't bothering me today. I even managed to put on a good face to go out to lunch with a friend, DH, and the DSSs.

DH is in a much better mood today too- I think he was glad to have time off from Psycho-Pregzilla. His ex-wife was induced at 39 weeks after her first BH for both kids, so he's not used to this at all. (very supportive though)

It's funny how even the sweetest most supportive partners can put their foot in their mouth at times. He has agreed with me at totally the wrong moment on a few occassions-

Me: "God, I'm huge!"
Him: "Yeah..."

And he's also starting to say he's done with the pregnancy too, and asks me to just push her out already. He's trying to be light-hearted, so I usually just tell him if I could just squat down and pop her out when I wanted, she'd be a month old already.

*sigh* He means well, so I try not to take any of it too poorly... but sometimes I just want to smack him.

Today was a good day. I can handle some more of these. Lets hope baby gets here before the summer heat returns and bad moods with it.
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